J. C. Reid, Texas: Chicken fried steak is one of Chris's areas of expertise, which he puts to good use in this Food Fight-style battle between two of the great CFS joints in town: Barbecue Inn and Triple A. I was just happy to see that my favorite won.
Chili Bob's Houston Eats: P.J. Stoops's Total Catch Market is still going strong on Saturday mornings at Louisiana Foods, and Bruce has been there nearly every week. He notes that the fish can't get any fresher unless you catch them yourself, and that the sheer variety of seasonal fish -- from porgy to blue runner -- outweighs the selection you'd find at a grocery store.
Hungry In Houston: Husband-and-wife bloggers Adam and Stef have committed to a big New Year's resolution in 2012: going raw. Their goal is to keep their diet 75 percent raw for the next year, and the two have already started posting updates on their progress as well as recipes they've tried and liked. I see two things in their future: lots of trips to Green Seed Vegan and a Hurom juicer. (Trust me on that last thing, guys. Don't waste your money on anything else. It even makes amazing almond milk.)
The Woodlands Eats: Welcome a new food blog to the roster this week, y'all. As the name would indicate, this blog is all about food on the north side of town and -- like a few other northside bloggers and foodies -- brings a hearty recommendation for Crust Pizza along with it. Fine. Fine. Fine. I'll make the drive soon.
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CultureMap: As Sarah Rufca notes, USA Today is having quite the little love affair with Houston lately. First, the paper featured Anvil owner and bartender Bobby Heugel on its front page (!), then name-checked Brasserie 19 today as one of the nation's notable oyster destinations.
Jack Around: I'll leave you with the quote of the week, in which Jack Highberger describes the reliably excellent Bernie's Burger Bus Homeroom burger: "... the wonderfully oozy burger, cheese, caramelized onions, and fried egg had all crossed their streams into such a delightful mess that a picture of the cross-section leaves the individual parts of the whole virtually unidentifiable."