I was intent on ordering the antelope.
Sammy's Wild Game Grill offers a variety of exotic meatstuffs, but I wanted to try something really, well, wild. The last time I remember seeing the word "antelope" on the menu was eight-odd years at Jiko in Walt Disney World. But at the time I went for someth ... More >>
The most well-known prank in Rice history took place on a warm spring morning in 1988. A few years after the idea first crept into their keg-addled minds, a handful of engineering students erected a pair of 24-foot A-frames around the campus's centerpiece, a one-ton statue of William Marsh Rice that ... More >>
The Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Blvd.
This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday.
EOW: As chef de cuisine, how much control do you have on the menu?
ML: It's mostly my menu, b ... More >>
Photo by Christina UticoneGrilled North American Elk Chop, Sweet Potato Mash, Wilted Spinach, Berry Sauce ($45)Our trip to Rainbow Lodge began with a gift certificate we received as a wedding gift ... in 2009. A thoughtful friend from New York did her research and said this seemed like the pe ... More >>
Bill Moyers believes that the sun-baked scattered bones of Wall Street's carcass are being picked clean by "animal spirits" -- namely, hyenas, and that these scavengers believe that they are justified, indeed morally sanctioned, in behaving as such, and that nobody in government is willing or able t ... More >>
Ginger MeLast week, Kristen Majewski's "Five
Healthy Burger Alternatives" didn't include ostrich, which is low in fat and cholesterol and high in calcium, protein and iron.
Fat FattyBastard commented that I might be able to find an ostrich burger at Fuddrucker's, so I set out to do just that ... More >>
Is this how plush toys are born too, mommy?As Don Henley once said, "There's a new kid in town" or, in this case, a calf in the form of a baby giraffe at the Houston Zoo.
A couple years ago, everyone oohed and ahed over photos of another newborn giraffe at the zoo, but we wonder if your resp ... More >>
Hungry zoo-goers now have a new, and decidedly better, option to satisfy their tummy rumblings. I recently got a sneak peak of the Twiga Terrace Restaurant that opened in the brand-new African Forest section of the zoo. The African Forest is a huge expansion that allows guests to take a jou ... More >>
Today we continue our chat with chef Mark Schmidt of Rainbow Lodge, discussing his favorite Houston-area restaurants and what's in his fridge at home.
Eating Our Words: Before coming Rainbow Lodge, you previously owned Cafe 909 in Marble Falls with your wife, Shelly. I read that you liked to ... More >>