Welcome to the new year! Houston's bloggers must be tired of making food at home for the holidays, because they're eating out in force already.
CocoDijon is back with an all-new set of adjectives, this time for Woodbar (3939 Montrose), the new bar adjacent to Canopy restaurant. These positive overall, with high marks for the bar bites menu and perfect marks for service.
Kim from Adventures In a New(ish) City visits Japaniero's (2168 Texas Drive, Sugar Land) and declares it the "best sushi she's had in Houston." Whoa! A disclaimer: she's a vegetarian and has never been to Kata Robata or Uchi. However, she says her non-vegetarian companions were just as thrilled with their food, too.
We've been curious about the ambitious-sounding Urban Eats, a combination bistro, bar and market that just opened last month. Fortunately, Jack Tyler of the Culinary Houston blog went to check it out. His findings include tons of photos of the interior and the food and he seems quite happy with the place.
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H-Town Chow Down is surprised to discover a Baja-style Mexican restaurant in Spring called Cabo Baja & Mexican Grill (544 Sawdust). It's the first Texas location of a chain based in San Diego. Both the pastor (pork) and camarones (shrimp) burritos are winners and are lighter than the Tex-Mex ones we're used to here. It's January. We're supposed to be eating lighter this month anyway, right?
Hank On Food starts off 2015 with a roundup of "Odds & Ends" that includes a charitable giving effort by Peli Peli (110 Vintage Park) and the Saint Arnold One-Pot Showdown. He also includes a note about making a renewed effort to stay active and fit. The struggle is real, y'all.
Did your New Year's resolutions include saving money on eating out? Well, the Patty & David blog found a breakfast deal at Hong Kong Café (9108 Bellaire). It's two eggs, toast, fried lunchmeat, broth with pasta and a drink for a mere $5.60 plus tax and tip. Cash only, please.
That's it for this week. Do you know of a good Houston blog? Email us a link and we may feature it in a future edition of "This Week In Food Blogs."