This Week in Houston Food Blogs: A BBQ Guide, Rave Reviews, and Unusual Recipes

This week, there are several reviews of new and exciting places, such as the restaurant at Karbach, plus a Southern standard recipe and a fun vegan snack idea.

Have you read enough barbecue-related articles yet? It seems like the Houston scene is more than a little barbecue-obsessed right now, so you'll be pleased to see that Scott at Texas Pit Quest made a short-and-sweet guide to barbecue in the Houston area. It's a list, in no particular order, of his favorite barbecue joints; it's not an ultimate list, he says, but more of a jumping-off point to find your own favorites in a city with many, many options. All that's left to do is go forth and eat a whole, whole lot of barbecue.

Hank at Hank on Food scouted out the new restaurant and patio at Karbach Brewing, 2032 Karbach Street, where he went a little crazy over the poutine, which features Hopadillo gravy. He also enjoyed the Korean fried chicken with house-made kimchi and the unusual beers that he tried. Because the restaurant is part of the brewery, they've got several of their newer, more experimental beers on tap, so you can find more than just Love Street and Rodeo Clown, if you'd like to branch out from your typical Karbach brews.

Everybody's talking about B&B Butchers & Restaurant at 1814 Washington, and the Eat More Burgers blog is no exception. The blogger took on the Butcher Shop Burger this week, and apparently it was so magical that he was unwilling to share with his lunch dates. The burger is made from a mixture of USDA prime dry aged sirloin, ribeye and ground tenderloin, so it's hardly surprising that the experience was delicious. The writer also lauds the zesty spices and standard but high-quality dressings. If you weren't already planning a trip to B&B, perhaps you should consider a trip for lunch.

If you're looking for some Southern comfort food, Jed Portman at Garden and Gun's Daily Shot posted this super easy tomato pudding recipe from chef Robert Stehling at popular Southern restaurant Hominy Grill in Charleston, South Carolina. Stehling says that it's one of those menu items like white bread or plain gravy— even though it's simple, if you do it well, people will adore it. The best part? You've probably got all the ingredients in your pantry right now.

Kim at Adventures in a New(ish) City is starting a monthly webisode series, and her first video reviews Ragú & Pesto, 6445 Westheimer. Her five-minute video features an interview with chef and owner Omar Alvarado and his son,  the front of house manager. The chef gave her a special off-menu treat— a cheesy, thin-sliced eggplant parmesan. A house specialty that she also adored is the fettuccini alla rota, which is prepared tableside by rolling the fettuccini around in a huge cheese wheel and sounds like a cheese-lover's dream.

Stuffed poblano peppers with cashew and cilantro cream sound like an amazing (and healthy) summertime snack. Karen at HonestlyYUM brings you this vegan-friendly recipe for baked peppers stuffed with quinoa, scallions, black beans, zucchini, corn and garnishes. It calls for plenty of lime, cumin and cilantro for a flavorful kick. 

That's it for "This Week in Houston Food Blogs!" Leave us a comment or send us an email if there's a blog you'd like to see mentioned.

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