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    Wine of the Week: Clos du Bois 2009 California Riesling

    With lots of peach on the nose, it flitters around the tongue, not unlike a pair of tiny wings, switching from an initial rush of acidity that sends citrus flavor over the palate to a subtle sweetness, with lots of apple and peach and a clean finish ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Amber Ambrose on April 5, 2011 @ 2:18 pm
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    Jonathan's the Rub Sweeps the 2011 Burger Bracket

    Ricky Craig, owner of Hubcap Grill, constructed one of 32 burgers. Virginia Commonwealth University may not have advanced to play in last night's national championship NCAA game, but another underdog team ended up sweeping a Final Four at yesterda...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on April 5, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli Is Worth the Drive

    This family-run establishment, once located in an Exxon station on the side of Highway 290 in tiny Chappell Hill, is all grown up. Now called the Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli (8900 Highway 290 East), the new place is much bigger. In fact, it's...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kevin Shalin on April 5, 2011 @ 12:22 pm
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    The Chopped Bleu at Zelko Bistro

    Prior to an entre of the juicy Boss Burger, I ordered the Chopped Bleu in an attempt to round out a meat-centric meal. At heart (and from the menu description) I knew I wasn't getting a light assortment of mesclun greens sprinkled with vinaigrett...

    @ Eating Our Words by Joanna O'Leary on April 5, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    On the Menu: An Oporto Portobello

    Actually, at Oporto Food and Wine Bar, it's called an Oportobello. This was one of the many delicious tapas plates my group of friends consumed a few nights back at the hip Greenway Plaza-area establishment. Everything I ate that night was very ple...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kevin Shalin on April 5, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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    Where Are We Drinking?

    We don't even need to show the drinks at this popular spot; the decor here should speak for itself. Think you recognize the bright paintings and comfy chairs below? Do you know where we're drinking this week? Leave your best guess in the com...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on April 5, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Comment of the Day

    But after reading the comments section, one has to wonder: Who besides Katharine will admit they like Miracle Whip? Wrote Matthew: "Liking Miracle Whip better than mayonnaise is like preferring Cool Whip over whipped cream." Commenter Wilf took i...

    @ Eating Our Words by Cathy Matusow on April 4, 2011 @ 6:15 pm
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    Sundae Sundays: Marble Slab Creamery, Part Two

    Also, I had seen Of Gods and Men earlier that day at the River Oaks Theatre and needed a little pick-me-up after seeing those cute old French monks being beat up by terrorists. My Double Toffee Sundae was smaller and messier than the sundae picture...

    @ Eating Our Words by Joanna O'Leary on April 4, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
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    Searching for a Slice: Barry's on Richmond

    Obviously it's difficult -- if not impossible -- to compare a miniature pizza with a full-size pie; I have a friend who once referred to this as "pizza physics," positing the theory that two differently sized pizzas from the same pizzeria could vary ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Christina Uticone on April 4, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
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    How to Make: Simple Syrup

    Recently, while I was picking up a coffee at Catalina, I saw a squeeze bottle full of the stuff alongside the lids and spoons, ready to sweeten my cup of Chemex-brewed iced coffee. This should be a common sight, but I can't remember seeing simple syr...

    @ Eating Our Words by Nicholas L. Hall on April 4, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
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    Canopy's Spring Revamp

    Surprised that the restaurant is serving a full breakfast menu every morning, I asked if it would be possible to try a little something from that menu even though it was now afternoon. Elizabeth Brooks, Canopy's chef de cuisine, popped into the kitc...

    @ Eating Our Words by Geri Maria Harris on April 4, 2011 @ 2:53 pm
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    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Pretend You're On Vacation

    El Pueblito, home of Houston's best cabanas. With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio, but can't figure out w...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on April 4, 2011 @ 2:29 pm
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    What a Crock: Lasagna

    Well, that's until you find a good crock pot version. The rundown The ingredients for this crock pot lasagna are all very basic, although I would recommend adding a few dried herbs (basil and oregano) and maybe even a diced vegetable. Something ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kevin Shalin on April 4, 2011 @ 1:17 pm
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    Mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip: Kraft's Clever New Ad Campaign

    I found myself responding quickly and almost furiously: "No, it's for Miracle Whip!" "Jesus. Okay." It was almost as if the commercial had stirred some mayonnaise demon within my soul, as I came rushing to Miracle Whip's defense. No, it's not mayon...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on April 4, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
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    Strawberry & Cream Cake from Dessert Gallery Bakery & Caf

    I almost want to force-feed them a slice of flourless chocolate cake to see if they explode. So when I ordered the Strawberry & Cream Cake from Dessert Gallery Bakery & Caf, I was hoping for more cream and less strawberry. What I got, however, w...

    @ Eating Our Words by Joanna O'Leary on April 4, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

    After listening to The Smith's Meat is Murder album one too many times, I was a vegetarian for many years. And actually when I'm not setting out to sample a restaurant's most popular or signature dishes, I generally prefer to stick to the vegetarian...

    @ Eating Our Words by Geri Maria Harris on April 4, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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    Where Are We Eating?

    Although you may have your mouth set for burgers tonight at Lucky's Pub when we present our Final Four burgers to be judged for the 2011 Eating Our Words Burger Bracket, we're all about Tex-Mex today. Does this plate of shrimp and charro beans from a...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on April 4, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Comment of the Day

    I was the wine director for Chef Hamish years ago. We served the blood of wild animals fermented with indigenous herbs and spices from mountain ranges around the world. Every selection was awarded 100 points from Robert Parker's pool boy. Didn't th...

    @ Eating Our Words by Cathy Matusow on April 1, 2011 @ 6:15 pm
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    Upcoming Events

    The lawn at the Menil will be the place to be this Saturday. First things first: The 2011 Burger Bracket Championship is on like Donkey Kong this coming Monday, April 4, at Lucky's Pub. The first 100 people there before 6 p.m. will receive a ticke...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on April 1, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
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    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where if it can't be eaten with gravy, it's not worth eating. Luckily, everything can be eaten with gravy, even frozen drinks! As you no doubt already know, we like to avoid controversy an...

    @ Eating Our Words by John Seaborn Gray on April 1, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
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