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.
Examiner: I wasn't the only one to be surprised by how good Hasta la Pasta's entry was in this year's Best Bites competition at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Fellow "supertaster" Mike Ricetti from the Examiner chimes in with his own take on the contest.
Blog of an Aspiring Foodie: Chris comes to the defense of Saint Arnold and its Moveable Yeast series in his latest post, but the lasting point of his writeup is this: Everything is a gimmick. It's true. Welcome to life, folks.
Chili Bob's Houston Eats: Bruce always finds the most fascinating places before anyone else, and this latest gem is no exception. The sign out front -- Al-Nile Restaurant & Bakery -- had him thinking, initially, that it was an Egyptian grocer/restaurant. But once inside, he figured out that it was actually Sudanese, a rare find in Houston.
CultureMap: The Heights is getting all the good stuff these days, as Sarah Rufca reports on a new coffee shop/bar that will soon be opening in the old Heights Bank building at 18th and Yale. The name? Down House. But not downmarket, from the looks of the designers' and financiers' resumes...
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.