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Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

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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.

Food In Houston: Hold. The. Phone. Our favorite food blog in town has made a brief but blissful cameo apperance after being on hiatus since November 2009. Robert's list of 20 places he's eating right now is an interesting capsule of which places in Houston are really at the top of their game right now; the man has a golden palate, and we'll follow him anywhere. Now if he'd only return to blogging on a semi-regular basis!

Dude, You Going To Eat That?: Dr. Ricky has updated the look of his blog and has a new post on the joys of one of his favorite Indian/Pakistani snacks, bhel puri. He suggests a few locations to grab some for yourself, and we'd like to throw our own suggestion into the ring, too: Chaat House, where a dish of bhel puri only runs you $3.50.

Dirty Kitchen Adventures: When it comes to summer side dishes, coleslaw is always at the top of our list (along with staples like potato salad). Jen claims to have found the best coleslaw recipe to date and shares it along with a recipe for shrimp po-boys and andouille sausage soup.

Chili Bob's Houston Eats: Bruce made his way to Banana Leaf, one of our favorite restaurants in the city, and found the food to be as delicious as expected. He also picked up on one of the restaurant's other quirks: waitresses who try to steer you away from food they don't think you'll like. Bless them.

29-95: Needless to say, pale yellow chunks of tamago and thin pieces of shishamo were not what we were expecting when we clicked on John Hook's latest blog post about "dessert sushi." But the concept -- that you don't always need something sweet after a large meal, but can always do with a pleasant palate cleanser -- is one that we wholly support.

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