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.
Weapons Grade: I inadvertently started a Twitter "war" (side note: really?) Monday morning with this post: "Had an interesting conversation last night with a somm who says that beer dinners will never work because beer lacks acidity. Thoughts?" Thoughts turned into exasperation with beer and wine people trying to defend their territories, until Justin Vann -- beer and wine guy at Central Market -- sat down and penned this eloquent post on the pros and cons of pairing food with wine versus beer.
Cafe Express Chef: I somehow didn't realize this until he left a link on a pizza post from earlier this week, but Cafe Express's head chef Greg Martin has his own food blog. In one of his more recent entries, Martin takes a look at some ideal foods to grill when it's 100 degrees outside.
2995: Syd Kearney drops by the soon-to-be-open Sammy's Wild Game Grill and checks out their exotic hot dog selection, while listing some other high-end hot dog favorites around town in honor of National Hot Dog Month. (Yes, that's a thing.)
Jack Tyler Dines: Jack has a guest blogger this week, and he's not just any old blogger. George Rosenblatt is the former travel writer for the Houston Chronicle and a longtime food and travel journalist here in Houston. Rosenblatt took a trip to London Sizzler on the advice of an Indian friend; see what treasures he found there.
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H-Town Chow Down: Riffing on a popular column at CultureMap by Ruthie Miller, Albert takes a look at the state of the dining scene to Houston's north with "Where to Eat in The Woodlands Right Now."
Dr. Ricky: Finally, Dr. Ricky asks an excellent question in his post "Build Upon the Foundation," which is: Why is so much attention paid to the fillings in high-end/gourmet tacos and sandwiches, but never the quality of the tortillas or bread?