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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.

Eater: The big news of the week is that national food blog Eater, after many complaints that Houston doesn't get enough coverage, has decided to expand to our city. They're hiring now for a freelance editor; throw your hat in the ring and you could help Houston get even more well-deserved national coverage.

St. Louis Today: In this fascinatingly bizarre article from a St. Louis-based travel writer, Houston's ballpark food is given as one of the main reasons to visit our city. Um...I guess we'll take that? But I still don't understand the decision to eat at The Grove, of all our many restaurants.

CultureMap: Despite the presence of luminaries like Ruth Reichel and Frances Lam on the new online food marketplace-cum-blog, Sarah Rufca seems as confused about Gilt Taste's direction as I am. Then again, the populist in me is always dubious of any foods marketed solely as luxury items.

Houston Entree: Our old friend Evan Turner has popped up over at Houston Entree as "Ask Mr. Wino," a weekly column answering questions about wine. Ask him anything; Evan will always have an answer.

Dude, You Going To Eat That?: Despite what I believe is a truly tasty American Kobe beef burger at Mockingbird Bistro, you have to admit: When 59 Diner is offering a charred-to-a-crisp Kobe burger on its menu, the trend is on its deathbed.

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Saveur: Going on vacation this summer? Let me live vicariously through you and visit one of these five fabulous food museums. One of them is just down the street in New Orleans, so what are you waiting for?

City of Ate: Ending on a high note this week is a list from our sister paper in Dallas of the five Food Network shows that need to die right now. I couldn't agree more.


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