Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

Houston Burgers: This burger blog has been dormant for a few months, but a brand-new post popped up in my Google Reader today -- and just in time for baseball season. This week, Darrell reviewed the new deep-fried mac 'n' cheese burger at Minute Maid Park, which contains the same deep-fried mac 'n' cheese chef Bryan Caswell serves at Reef. (You'll remember that the chef has a partnership with the baseball team.)

Robb Walsh: Have you been following along as Robb Walsh demonstrates how to make hot sauce at home that rivals a bottle of Tabasco? Then you'll know that Part 2 of the two-part series is now up.

The Mija Chronicles: If you're going to make hot sauce at home, you'll need something to cool your tongue off afterward. So make this at home, too: Lesley's recipe for a refreshing strawberry-lime agua fresca, which is perfect for the hot and muggy weather.

Jack Around: If you prefer something stronger, grab a beer. An organic beer. Because -- after all, as Jack reminds us -- it's Organic Beer Month, and he's got a few good suggestions for you.

Arbitrary Criticism: This is my favorite review of The Burger Guys ever written. Period.

CultureMap: Finally, new Mexican seafood restaurant La Fisheria receives its first full review from CultureMap's Sarah Rufca -- and she's not impressed. Why? You'll have to read on for yourself...

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