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This Week in Food Blogs: Brooks Brisket Will Blow You Away, Says Urban Swank

Triniti was just one of the four Houston restaurants that made Patricia Sharpe's list of the 12 best new restaurants in Texas.
Triniti was just one of the four Houston restaurants that made Patricia Sharpe's list of the 12 best new restaurants in Texas.
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Eating My Words: Not to be confused with our own blog, this is Texas Monthly's food blog -- mostly penned by head food writer Patricia Sharpe, who recently named her top picks for the 12 best new restaurants in Texas. Spoiler alert: Four are in Houston, by far the most that any city racked up.

Science Based Cuisine: What's this? A new Houston food blog? Nope -- it's Dr. Ricky's food blog with a timely name change. Explains Ricky:

It's simply acknowledging what I've been writing all along. Science-based cuisine is a frame of mind about food and food practices that incorporates scientific reasoning. It'll be fun.

Bayou City Bites: Now here's a new food blog. Welcome Bayou City Bites to the mix, with this post on one of the only good things to come out of the Walmart development on Yale: a new outpost of Jersey Mike's Subs, which I will admit is a damn good chain of sandwich shops.

Urban Swank: It's difficult to get a good brisket in this town, but you already knew that. That's why the Urban Swank girls were so excited to find Brooks' Place in Cypress, a trailer that serves barbecue so good it "would make any brisket lover smile or cry tears of joy." Damn. Guess I need to head north soon.

Jack Around: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. celebrated its first anniversary this past Saturday, and Jack Highberger has a play-by-play of both the party and the rare beers that were tapped for the occasion.

Eater Houston: Finally, in celebration of Whale Week ("whale" being an industry term for diners who like to splash out on expensive meals), Eater Houston editor Eric Sandler has compiled a fun post of some of Houston's priciest dishes. Included alongside some of the usual suspects is a "$45 per pound crab that weighed seven pounds" for a total of $315 at Confucius Seafood.



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