Battlesong: Weapons Grade, one of our favorite local food blogs, has been given a new, more appropriate title: Battlesong. It's fitting for the types of war cries that Justin Vann issues on his blog, including the latest about the prevalence of Angry Birds everywhere you look. He even confronted the animated characters in one of his places of solitude: "During lunch I do my best to pretend that I don't feel like the target of a massive Angry Birds conspiracy," writes Vann. "Paulie's is my oasis from the madness of everyday life and the service industry. And I'm slightly disturbed the Birds have found it."
CultureMap: Houston kids and siblings Nick Adair and Katie Adair Barnhart decided to keep it in the family when they opened Adair Kitchen, a brand-new restaurant near the Galleria. And running restaurants runs in their blood, Sarah Rufca reports: Their parents run popular local chains Skeeters Mesquite Grill and Los Tios Mexican Restaurants.
Confessions from a Gluttonous Chinaman: How awesome is it to see a Chinese food blogger expressing his abiding love and appreciation for "delightfully crappy 'Chinese' food"? Very awesome. Because deep down inside, we all love crappy Chinese food once in a while.
Arbitrary Criticism: Catherine Martin gets me, and gets what I love about Sunrise Taquito. "But this Shell station, they've taken it a step further!" she writes. "They're serving real taquitos, and there wasn't a microwave in sight!"
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He8, She8: Brio Tuscan Grille has been getting lots of traffic this week -- and not just from us. He8, She8 visited the newest Brio at West Alabama and Kirby, but didn't come away impressed. "Brio...a couple of notches above Macaroni Grille, but several notches below Coppa and Michelangelo's," the duo wrote. "I just don't really see why you would ever come here when there are other much better Italian restaurants for about the same price in the same area."
Dude, You Going to Eat That?: Last but not least, Dr. Ricky leaves us with a quick, easy, delicious and healthy recipe that everyone -- including gluten-free folks who have to avoid lots of "crunchy" foods -- can enjoy: roasted kale. It's addictive. Trust me.