Generally, when wine nerds like me think of fine wines from Germany, we think white: Mosel Riesling, with its enormous capacity for longevity and nuance, its bright acidity and vibrant minerality, is considered by many to be one of Europe's greatest wines. (Celebrity sommelier and winner of this yea ... More >>
The Seafood Shoppe does mudbugs the right way.
Memories, light the corners of my mind. I heard that Arch West, the inventor of Doritos, had passed away at the full age of 97, from my shower radio, while I was getting ready for work. It was the perfect place to survey all the delicious damage that West's work has done on my body these past ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday arrived before I'd adequately pondered my Super Bowl Party contribution. It had to go well with barbecue and fried turkey. It had to be easy to make in mass quantities. And, it had to be easily portable. Then it hit me. Super Bowl Sunday occurs during Carnival season, w ... More >>
An unassuming bar and grill turns out some damn good Cajun food.
Hell has frozen over. The New Orleans Saints are going to the Super Bowl this Sunday. So, to celebrate, we give you our twist on traditional Buffalo wings, Cajun Chicken Wings. These wings are so good and so easy, you'll look for any excuse to make them. Even Colts fans will be begging for mo ... More >>
The holiday season is upon us. How well are you prepared? Oh, we're not talking about stocking stuffers, travel tips, Christmas sweaters, and place settings. Let's take a minute to consider the oft-overlooked holiday thorn: the hangover. Holidays are for hugs, happiness, and that low-down d ... More >>
The Barbecue 101 class for freshman at Texas A&M is using my Legends of Texas Barbecue as a textbook, so I was invited to be the guest lecturer last Friday. The subject was brisket, and the theme was "To Wrap, or Not to Wrap." I talked about the history and methodology of brisket cooking, and ... More >>
Photos by Julia Walsh To go Cajun, you gotta shoot up. Editor's note: This is a reprint of a post written by Robb back in the blog's salad days. Injecting a turkey with a great big hypodermic needle full of pepper sauce and spices had to be the weirdest Thanksgiving activity at my house ... More >>
This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway
The cocktail lounge at Tommy's is the perfect antidote for Norman Rockwell holidays
Spoiled meat, fermented mare's milk and a president who says he'd rip off his kid's head -- such is Wil Wuerdig's life as a musician in Central Asia