This Week in Houston Food Blogs: Ben & Jerry's Texas Churned Tour and A New Blog

This week, a blogger made a tough ice cream decision, a few had less-than-awesome dining experiences and we've got a delicious summer cocktail recipe.

If you've got any kind of social media presence, you've probably seen the Ben & Jerry's advertisements asking you to select your favorite flavor— Bar-Be-Que Peach or Bourbon Pecan Pie. Well, Joanna O'Leary at the Bridey O'Leary blog (and its summer pop-up ice cream blog) got the opportunity to try both flavors when the tasting van pulled right up to her house. Read the post to see which flavor she thinks is better by a landslide.

Graffiti's Burger at 2003 Union near Washington scored well with the Eat More Burgers blog, who described its nostalgic, counter-service style as "like going back home." The blogger didn't mind the extra time it took to prepare his from-scratch burger, and its only shortcomings in his eyes were that it was every so slightly over seasoned and overcooked. The fries were well-received, also.

It's getting ever-hotter outside, but Sugar & Cloth posted this strawberry grapefruit salty dog recipe to help you stay cool. They use grapefruit juice and plain vodka, but may we suggest using a dash of Texas' own Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka? Don't forget the rimming salt!

Kim at Adventures in a New(ish) City explored Max's Wine Dive at 4720 Washington for a happy hour meal of collard greens, mac 'n' cheese and fried green tomatoes. Perhaps Max's doesn't aim to please the vegetarian crowd; she was unimpressed by all except the fried green tomatoes, which she absolutely adored. If only she had experienced the house specialty fried chicken!

Tarel of The Hungry Rells blog, a newcomer to the food blogging scene, visited North Italia at 1700 Post Oak to try out the brunch menu and found it extremely satisfying. He sampled the bacon and egg pizza, as well as a few more standard pies and the bombolini. Check out his enthusiasm and delicious-looking photos on the new blog.

Finally, the Houston Fed posted a review of the month of June, with the best and worst of the 32 times he ate out last month. Stand-outs include the Korean fried chicken and giant pretzel at Karbach Brewing, 2032 Karbach, while the meal that left the most to be desired was at Goode Co. Seafood, 2621 Westpark. He also made it to a great deal of barbecue restaurants in both Houston and Austin.

That's it for this week's featured food blogs! Is there a blog that you'd like to see featured here? Leave us a comment or send us an email to let us know.

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