Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

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.

Dude, You Going to Eat That?: If you read only one blog post this morning, read Dr. Ricky's short but impactful criticism of the wastefulness at HISD school cafeterias: "...the volume of perfectly edible food discarded every morning is heartbreaking."

H-Town Chow Down: Albert takes an advance look at another new concept coming soon to The Woodlands: Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill, a fusion restaurant that will soon open a nearly 6,000-square-foot restaurant on the Waterway.

Aghastronome: Mary Jane was thrilled to find the new incarnation of Saldivia's South American Grill -- while far less "divey" than the old location -- is still as wonderful as she remembered.

Barley Vine: Weren't able to make this past weekend's Camp Beer VI? Don't fret: Ted has an excellent recap of the day's events as well as the brews sampled.

Examiner: Mai Pham reports on the relocation of Banh Cuon Tay Ho 18, home to one of Robb Walsh's 100 favorite dishes in Houston, in the massive Hong Kong City Mall. You can now get your banh cuon fix next door to Alpha Bakery Deli.

Robb Walsh: And speaking of the man himself, Robb added his own two cents to the Gulf oyster appellation brouhaha from last week, summing the entire situation up perfectly on his blog:

The bottom line is that this weekend you have a choice: You can pay $20 a dozen to compare big, perfect Point aux Pins and Pepper Groves at Reef. Or you can pig out on $6 a dozen sack oysters at a restaurant that looks like a boat. Or you can do both. And if you ask me, that's very cool.

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