This Week in Houston Food Blogs: A Standout South American Brunch
We'll introduce you to a new blogger this week, who will then introduce you to the new brunch buffet at Sal y Pimienta Kitchen.
Photo courtesy of Sal y Pimienta Kitchen
This week, we've got reviews of two gourmet pizzas, a few summertime recipes and a look at how the Woodlands Food & Wine Week went this year.
Cane Rosso, 1835 North Shepherd, turned out to be a more casual restaurant than Kim of Adventures in a New(ish) City was expecting, but she didn't let that affect enjoying the food and drinks. She and her companions regarded the chilled burrata as unusual, but ate every bite. The pizzas, Cane Rosso's main offering, were certainly Neapolitan-style and not American-style, but their top-notch ingredients and a skillfully crafted dough made Kim a very happy food blogger.
Ali Miller, R.D., is constantly sharing recipes to help her readers eat better and feel better. This week is no exception. She's shared a recipe for miso salad, as well as the science behind why it's a healthy winner. It's plenty crunchy, with two kinds of cabbage, plus kale and onion, and the dressing is loaded with the bold flavors of shallots, ginger and miso paste.
This week, Lindy of Patty and David Said shared a quick run-down of a recent visit to Post Oak hot spot North Italia, 1700 Post Oak. She adored the light and crunchy zucca chips, which are like potato chips made from zucchini, and thought her prosciutto and fig pizza, topped with goat cheese and arugula, was a real winner. She's enjoyed the pasta on past visits, too, and recommends that you not forget to make reservations if you're planning to swing by.
The Woodlands Food & Wine Week "Wizard Gourmet" Tristan Epps (far left), alongside Chef of Chefs Hall of Fame inductee Tony Vallone and his wife, Donna, with Food & Wine Week co-founder Constance McDerby (far right).
Photo by David Postma of Genesis Photography
Gristle & Gossip attended this year's Woodlands Food & Wine Week, so if you missed it, don't worry – she's got the scoop. She went to the "It's a Guy Thing" event, which included beer, bold wine, cigars and sumptuous bites; a very educational Bulgarian wine tasting; and "Suds, Sips and Tacos," a giant party that revolves around tacos and drinks. Of course, she also attended the grand finale tasting and is sharing descriptions and photos of the top dishes in the sweet and savory categories.
If you're looking to make some light bites for an upcoming party or poolside hangout, look no further than this recipe for grilled summer vegetable bruschetta on Bev Cooks. The veggies include corn, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, green beans and fresh herbs. It's bound to be more filling than standard bruschetta, and looks positively gorgeous in her photos. Plus, it's a fancy appetizer or side dish that can be made on the grill while steaks or hot dogs or other summertime foods are cooking.
Finally, we're excited to share a blog that's new to us this week. It's called Hot in Houston Now, and, while there are plenty of food-related posts, the author also shares cultural tidbits, such as events at the museums. The post we're most interested in is a review of the brand-new brunch buffet at Sal y Pimienta Kitchen, 818 Town and Country at CityCentre. The blogger describes it as a tasting of the whole menu, including grass-fed beef, whole roasted pig, fresh seafood and plenty of house-made desserts. At $35, it's a hard deal to beat.
That's it for this week's food blog revue! Be sure to leave us a comment or send us an email if you know of a blog you'd like to see featured.