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.

Robb Walsh: Robb has been on a barbecue vision quest throughout the South -- yes, the entire South -- while working on his latest book, tentatively titled Zen Barbecue. While perusing the many barbecue offerings below the Mason-Dixon line, he came across Neely's in Marshall, Texas, where a chopped pork sandwich -- oddly, not chopped beef -- is the restaurant's signature item.

J.C. Reid, Texas: Speaking of barbecue, another local champion of 'cue has put together an interactive map of every single Houston barbecue joint along with a website called, succinctly, the Houston Barbecue Project. Chris Reid is determined to get to the bottom of what's wrong with Houston's barbecue, and to do it he's visiting every single smoke shack in town.

29-95: The Chron's Alison Cook has started up her Burger Friday series again, and hit one of our favorite roadside destinations -- Facundo Cafe -- for her latest post. It's heartening to see the little place getting the kind of attention it deserves, and now I'm hungry for another bacon-avocado burger.

Tastybitz: Although he's seemingly stopped blogging at his old website, Misha has started a Posterous page that's just as good for documenting his world travels -- and living vicariously through his meals. And on the second page of his site, you'll find brief musings on some of the best meals you can currently get in Houston, including black drum from Pondicheri, tortillas from Chacho's and soup dumplings from The Galleria.

CultureMap: Ruthie Miller is back with another installment of her popular monthly series, Where to Eat Right Now. For September, she highlights new favorites like Coppa and Cafe Luz as well as a few places to feed your sweet tooth.

Eater Houston: Amber Ambrose has the scoop that will make plenty of beer fans quite hoppy happy: The annual Texas Beer Fest is moving from its staging grounds in way-out Humble to downtown's Discovery Green for its 2012 event. Gentlemen, start your steins...

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