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.

Blue Jean Gourmet: Former EOW blogger Nishta Mehra's first post of 2011 on her personal blog isn't about food, but it's entirely moving and deserving of a read nevertheless.

CultureMap: Ruthie Johnson is spearheading a new monthly feature on CultureMap called "Where to eat right now." Last month, places like The Burger Guys, Queen Vic and Stella Sola made the list. Which ten have piqued the general interest this month? Read on and find out.

29-95: Speaking of hot places to eat, almost all the restaurants that have been buzzed about lately show up on Alison Cook's list of Houston dining trends from 2010, from food trucks to elaborate multi-course tasting dinners.

Dude, You Going To Eat That?: Not all food trucks are created equal, however. Dr. Ricky gave H-town StrEATS a few tries and came away disappointed each time, especially by the fact that low-quality supermarket tortillas are being used at a chef-driven food truck.

City of Ate: Our sister food blog in Dallas has posted their roundup of the 10 best beers of 2010, but something is...off about this list. Check out the Number One spot for yourself and see. I think Craig Hlavaty had something to do with this...

CHOW: Finally this week, from CHOW, is one of the most sensible and rational approaches to eating healthier in 2011 and maybe keeping a few of those New Year's resolutions along the way.

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Katharine Shilcutt