Dude, You Going to Eat That?: Adjectives on menus serve a much larger purpose than simply describing the food you're about to eat, says Dr. Ricky. Instead, he writes, they're "mostly a function of manipulating expectations" and driving up prices, which is exceptionally easy when you consider that many people can't tell the difference between a cooked piece of tilapia and a cooked piece of red snapper.
29-95: In the most apt description I've yet read of Liberty Kitchen in the Heights, the Chronicle's Greg Morago calls it "a New England oyster bar with a huge crush on the Gulf Coast." Lance Fegen's newest restaurant won Morago over with its oysters and burgers, but commenters weren't won over by the high prices.
Eater Houston: The latest entry into Eater's "Shit People Steal" series is also the sorriest: Thieves broke into Ziggy's Bar & Grill in Montrose over the weekend and stole a small yet bizarre assortment of liquor as well as a six-pack of Saint Arnold Christmas Ale.
CultureMap: The Cooking Channel has been busy filming for yet another new show in Houston: Unique Eats hit El Real Tex-Mex Cafe last week, reports Sarah Rufca, and plans stops at a few other favorites such as Revival Market and Hubcap Grill as well as food trucks like Eatsie Boys and Phamily Bites.
Jack Around: Speaking of the Eatsie Boys, Jack Highberger reports that the crew is still "firing on all cylinders" these days. And that's no easy task between running a food truck that also serves ice cream and building toward the culmination of the crew's culinary efforts with the upcoming 8th Wonder Brewery.
Jack Tyler Dines: Lastly, Jack Tyler reports that the six-month-old Arturo Boada Cuisine has already developed a fiercely loyal crowd since opening last year. It's a tribute to the neighborhood feel of the place, Tyler says, and Boada's own impeccable cooking showcased in dishes like Camarones Henesy en Hamaca.
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