This Week In Food Blogs: National Food Holidays Are Pointless

Adventures in a New(ish) City: In the final post about Kim's June weekend with her mom, she writes about their brunch at Down House. They started with Bloody Marys at the bar while they waited for their table, then Kim chose the Gouda sandwich with a fried egg and avocado. Her mom ordered the ever-popular chicken and waffles.

Bon Appetit: If you haven't noticed yet, every day is a national food holiday (sometimes it's two or three). Bon Appetit explained in this article why they don't celebrate national food days. Most holidays are meant to market and promote certain food associations or companies, and others were just made up by random people, like International Beer Day (the first Friday in August) which was started by two guys who love beer.

Hank On Food: Hank finally visited My Food Park HTX and tried two items from Reigns Food Truck. His daughter had the Lemon-Lime Avalanche Sno-Ball from nearby Sno Cone City food truck; Hank decided to order the Ahi Tuna Taco and The Swamp Thing burger from Reigns, which features a patty made of alligator and wild boar topped with shrimp and crawfish etouffee. Hank gave the burger an A+++.

The Monster Lifestyle: Priya checked out Maine-ly Sandwiches on Shepherd and feasted on the crab sandwich, clam chowder and red velvet whoopie pie. While she enjoyed the toasted bread and well-seasoned crab, she did not care for the clam chowder; to her, it was not authentic. But, at least she ended the meal on a good note with the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie.

Gastronaut: Roasting marshmallows over a camp fire and stuffing them between two graham cracker sheets and Hershey's chocolate squares is a blast during the summer, but there are other ways you can enjoy the marvelous flavors of a s'more. Katharine Shilcutt writes about the s'more macaron at Sweet in CityCentre. A cocoa macaron is filled with marshmallow fluff, drenched in melted chocolate and decorated with graham cracker crumbs.

H-Town Chow Down: The guys at H-Town Chow Down checked out one of the Johnny Carabba restaurants, Mia's Table, where they ordered "Texas comfort food." The signature cheeseburger included two beef patties, which were on the dry side, and the bun didn't have much flavor. However, they did enjoy the chicken-fried steak as it was nicely breaded and had a spicy kick from the jalapeno slices on top; they could have done without the sides, though.

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