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A Comprehensive Guide to Houston's Food Blogs

In a city as large as Houston and with as many culinary options as we're blessed with, it's no surprise that the food blogging community here is large and diverse.

Say what you want about food bloggers: that we're arrogant, obtrusive know-it-alls. That we're clueless neophytes who shouldn't be allowed near a computer much less a kitchen. That we're only in it for free food or accolades. Any of the food bloggers below will tell you that none of that is true (at least not entirely).

All of the blogs listed have entirely different motivations and personalities behind them. Some are only interested in seeking out small, ethnic holes-in-the wall, while others are busy chronicling the growing wealth of dining options outside the Loop. Some catalog their adventures and misadventures in the kitchen, while some are focused solely on beer, wine or spirits. Some are funny, some are whimsical, some are serious, some are harsh, but all of them are wildly different.

Below is a comprehensive guide to all of the nearly 60 food blogs we have in the Bayou City. A few are now, sadly, defunct but nevertheless function as excellent time capsules of Houston's quickly changing restaurant scene or as placeholders for fabulous recipes. A handful are "commercial," but most are simply the work of one or two people, pecking away at the keyboard week after week for nothing more than the love of food and writing.

Can't we all get behind that?

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