Culturemap Houston: Eric Sandler posted the lowdown on The Bird House and it's especially worth mentioning now. H-Town StrEATs food truck chefs Jason Hill and Matt Opaleski have opened what's essentially a long-term fried chicken pop-up. It's in the space that normally houses Boil House at 606 East 11th Street in the Heights, which will resume when crawfish season returns. Their food truck, however, was robbed at gunpoint while parked at Beaver's on Monday night. Fortunately, no one was hurt (one of the gunmen actually fired a bullet into the refrigerator) but consider going out and supporting these folks at either The Bird House or the H-Town StrEATs truck. Follow the truck on Twitter to keep up with its current location (once they start taking it out again).
Houstonia Gastronaut: There are great things to eat in Houston that are $1 or less and don't have to come from McDonald's or out of a bag. Joanna O'Leary has a roundup of baked goods, happy hour snacks and even cocktails to enjoy on the cheap (plus tax, tip and valet, in some cases). There are some great values here and if you haven't been to any of these places, you no longer have an excuse for not visiting.
Eater Houston: Houstonians, here's a day trip or weekend getaway idea: pack your bag, get in the car and work your way through this list of Best Places to Eat and Drink in Galveston. Eater asked readers to submit their choices and the list is a compilation of their suggestions in no particular order.
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H-Town Chow Down: Guest reviewer Hirotoshi Mugen, a BBQ enthusiast and member of the Woodlands Area Foodies, visits Corkscrew BBQ to check out "The Mightly Riblet," a half-sized beef rib. During the visit, he notes some interesting results from the new Oyler pit that Corkscrew put into service and makes some comparisons to Killen's and Louie Muller's. How did Corkscrew fare? You'll have to read the post to find out, but his assessment may surprise you.
Houston Business Journal: When the new Whole Foods opens on November 6th in BLVD Place on Post Oak, it will sport its own brewpub, the first of its kind for the grocery store chain. Byproducts of the brewing process might make it into freshly-baked breads and malty desserts, too. As if that wasn't enough incentive, a store employee will take beer orders and deliver them to customers on a tricycle. Customers should decide their budgets before they walk into this grocery store of delights, or risk their wallets going on a diet. (Thanks to Urban Swank for posting this nugget of goodness on their Twitter feed.)
Woodlands Online: If you're in The Woodlands, you will soon have an opportunity to do some good. A moving company wants you to fill up its big truck with donated, non-perishable food for the Montgomery County Food Bank on September 27th. It will be parked at in Cochran's Crossing Shopping Center at 4747 Research Forest Drive. Some non-food necessities of life, such as diapers and shampoo, are also welcome.