This Week In Food Blogs: The World Will See How Great Houston Is

Conde Nast Traveler: Oxheart and Underbelly were featured on Conde Nast Traveler's list of the world's best new restaurants. The list featured 70 restaurants, including the Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas, giving Texas three spots on this worldwide list. Now the world can start to see just how great Houston and Texas really are.

H-Town Chow Down: Tandoory Taco recently opened in The Woodlands and H-Town Chow Down has the scoop on this restaurant serving Indian/Tex-Mex cuisine. While Indian restaurants are not as easy to find as Tex-Mex restaurants, finding a restaurant that combines both is even more rare. H-Town Chow Down believes that there should be more restaurants like Tandoory Taco. Instead of using regular tortillas for tacos, naan bread is used instead. The 28-year old chef also creates sauces from scratch, like the Agra Tikka sauce made with peppers and tandoori spice. Tandoory Taco definitely serves tacos with a twist.

CultureMap Houston: Revival Market has unveiled a new breakfast menu served from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. each weekday. This cheap menu - everything is less than $10 - features locally-sourced items, like the Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich complete with scrambled eggs, country ham and cheddar cheese. CultureMap notes that Revival Market will still serve its Saturday breakfast, so now you have five more days to grab breakfast at Revival Market.

Nation's Restaurant News: Starbucks is making a few additions and changes to its current menu, but it's not all going to please customers. Along with new salads and new summer drinks, like the Valencia Orange Refresher and the Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, Starbucks will be raising the prices of certain drinks by one percent. Sorry for all of you avid Starbucks coffee drinkers, your morning cup of Joe is going to be a little bit more expensive soon.

Urban Swank: Cool down this summer with a different treat - adult popsicles. Urban Swank tried the adult popsicles at Reserve 101 Whiskey Bar & Cocktail Lounge made with alcohol. Reserve 101 serves two cocktail push pops, the Chocolate Chip Mint Julep made with chocolate milk, mint leaves and Woodford Reserve Bourbon, and the Salted Caramel Bacon and Bourbon Creamsicle made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Escape the summer heat by enjoying a boozy treat.

Patty and David Said...: Because pregnant women can eat sushi too, Patty decided to venture on over to Aka Sushi House for a much wanted sushi dinner. She enjoyed the California Roll without roe, as well as a salmon skin hand roll just as it came. Thanks to a knowledgeable waiter, and to a menu that divides raw sushi from cooked sushi, she was able to make tasty choices that fit her dietary restrictions.

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