Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

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Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.

The Mighty Rib: It's always refreshing to see new food blogs in town, and I like the clean, cut-to-the-chase style of The Mighty Rib. Blogger Kevin even has a weekly plan for what to expect on a daily basis: Restaurant reviews on Mondays, tried-and-true recipes on Tuesdays, etc. It's an ambitious plan and I hope he sticks to it. His most recent restaurant review calls the Houston Press to the carpet for leaving out Seoul Garden in our list of "10 Best Restaurants On Long Point." Read it yourself and see if we were, indeed, passing around the crack pipe that day.

Brewtiful: Speaking of new blogs, it's rare to see a beer blog written by a female, and even more rare for it to be highly readable, relatable and amusing. Cathy's fledgling blog, Brewtiful, manages to accomplish these things in spades. In her most recent entry, she discusses the one type of beer she's run across that she simply isn't able to like: sour beer. Read on:

Sours are the current "pet rock" in the craft beer world and that notch must be added to one's beer belt in order to be a true, card-carrying beer geek. These guys are like the guys who were at those scotch tastings who "ooo'd" and "awww'd" over those scotches that tasted like wet donkey ass. It was cool to be seen drinking (and enjoying) these esoteric scotches and so they learned to like them or at least fake it really well. I believe this is going on with sours, though (like with the scotch) I can't prove it.

The Ferm: You know a series is popular when it has both detractors and imitators. And you know a series is really popular when it has both in one place. Sir Ron has created his very own satire of John Gray's weekly Shameless Chef column over at his blog, which he's calling The Aimless Chef. We like the photos.

Dirty Kitchen Adventures: In preparation for a possible move to Spain, Jen has begun chronicling the places she'll miss in Houston if and when she leaves. First up: The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and deep-fried Snickers, naturally.

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