This Week in Food Blogs: Barbecue Road Trip Songs & Why the Cronut Is Overrated

Listen to Texas Monthly's barbecue road trip playlist before diving into a delicious plate of barbecue.
Listen to Texas Monthly's barbecue road trip playlist before diving into a delicious plate of barbecue.

Hungry in Houston: Last week, Adam Brower checked out the newly opened Hurricane Grill and Wings located in Spring on FM 1960. He has been disappointed with Houston's wing offerings; however, Hurricane Grill and Wings met his criteria of good wings. With more than 30 choices of sauces, and the opportunity to sample up to five or six sauces, this Florida-based restaurant is the place to go for satisfyingly tasty wings.

Texas Monthly: If you're thinking about taking a road trip to get some barbecue this summer, check out Texas Monthly's BBQ Road Trip Soundtrack. Senior editor Katy Vine has drawn up a playlist that will get you excited about tasting scrumptious barbecue wherever your journey takes you. Get down with "Cow Cow Boogie" by Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots, or "Chicken Shack" by Tina Turner, Ike Turner & The Ikettes.

CultureMap Houston: While everyone is obsessing over the cronut and trying to make their own versions, CultureMap Houston has developed five other hybrid desserts to try, like the Kol-leches, a cross between a kolache and tres leches, or the Coblerone, a blend of cobbler and a Toblerone bar.

The Guardian: We all have certain foods that we just can't stand, but most of the time we don't have a reason why. This week, The Guardian looks into why we don't like certain foods and how we can get over that strong hatred. Maybe you'll start to love the Brussels sprouts you were forced to eat as a kid.

Houston Burgers: Just two miles from Hobby Airport, you will find a great hole-in-the-wall burger dive, Shuttle Burgers, offering hand-made burgers in red plastic baskets. Darrell of Houston Burgers says it's a place to stop by if you're near Hobby Airport; you will love the simplicity of the greasy but delicious burgers and crispy fries.

Urban Swank: This week, Urban Swank goes vegan at Green Seed Vegan. This restaurant, located in the Museum District, offers up fresh dishes made with seasonal vegetables and vegan products that won't make you miss the meat. Urban Swank tried the garden fresh panini made with veggies, roasted peppers, spinach and cheese, along with the sweet potato fries and cauliflower nuggets, which apparently are one of Arian Foster's favorite things to eat.

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