Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we keep looking for the profession of "food truck dispatcher" to become a thing, but sadly so far it hasn't. Which is a shame, because I feel like I would knock that shit out of the park on a daily basis.
We started the week off right with the news that three Houston restaurants are included in Bon Appétit's list of Best New Restaurants. And guess what? All three were the new Maggie Rita's Tex-Mex restaurants! Ha-ha, just kidding, those are all terrible. As terrible as restaurant owner Carlos Mencia's comedy? Quite possibly, and about as authentic.
We've had some good Houston Restaurant Weeks coverage this week, and we certainly hope you're getting out there, experimenting with new places and seeing about the deals to be had. Hell, there are even cool new places to be tried in the suburbs. Wait, the suburbs are trying things that aren't chain restaurants now, while the city must endure an influx of Maggie Rita's? Strange times, man.
Frozen waffles are best used as a vehicle for tons of butter, syrup, fruit and whatever else you care to heap on there in order to give them some kind of flavor. I found out they can be used to make a pretty decent ice cream sandwich, and of course I discovered this just before I started a diet.
Here's an interesting take on cooking: the "stuff I'd do differently" approach works better for recipes than relationships. Ha-ha, regrets!
Speaking of soul-crushing ugliness, we listed some of the worst-looking Texas beer labels for you to cringe at. Honestly, what is up with that creep on all the Tommyknocker labels? Is he Lucky the Leprechaun's homeless older brother? "They're always tryin' teh steal me -- YUUURRRRP -- food stamps."
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Getting children started cooking early is a very good idea, since they'll be learning how to work with wholesome ingredients or at the very least learning how to mechanically separate their own chicken. Of course, they'll never do it as charmingly as Julia Child, but they've got to aspire to something.
Finally, don't forget to go vote in our Best of Houston® ballot! It's the weekend; you've got nothing else to do!