This hilarious post on drinking in airports by Thrillist is one of the best things they've published in recent weeks. (It's much better than the lame post on the 11 "best" barbecue cities that Houston was somehow left off of. Behind the times much?) The article answers questions like, "Is it okay to drink in the mornings at the airport?" and "Should I order a double?" The answer to the second question, of course, is "Duh! Of course you should!"
Chef Rishi Singh relocated from Boheme to Dry Creek a few months ago, and Russell at Eat More Burgers goes there to check out the changes. He orders the Bavarian Blue Burger and finds great favor with the luxurious combination of 100 percent Angus beef, Chirlboga blue cheese, cider caramelized onion and applewood bacon.
Hank On Food checks out the Mazcalzone in the Energy Corridor at 12126 Westheimer. He liked the Cozze al Limone (mussels with garlic, lemon, white wine and chile sauce) and namesake dish (a hybrid of a calzone and a pizza) so much that he gave the place straight A's. He made a Tastemade video, too, if you're into that sort of thing.
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When you see the photos from The Pancake Princess blog of her hummus, you might want to race to your own kitchen and try it yourself. She cleverly gets around a lack of tahini by using cashews in this ethereal-looking dip. Tiny flowers for garnish are a nice-to-have, not a need-to-have, unless you're a photographer.
Coco Dijon visits one of Houston's best fine dining "secrets": Kris Bistro, which is tucked away inside Culinary Institute LeNôtre. The selections of roasted cauliflower with feta dip; poached Scottish salmon with horseradish espuma, red onion, popcorn shoots, watercress gel and nasturtium leaves; and chicken piccata are jealousy-inspiring.
Last, but absolutely not least, is this phenomenally helpful user's guide to Canino Farmers Market by Katharine Shilcutt at Houstonia. Shilcutt tagged along with Sean Carroll of Melange Creperie as he picked up supplies to make his crispy-edged crepes filled with locally sourced ingredients. The result should take away any fear or intimidation on going to Houston's oldest farmers' market. Give it a try.
Well, this week's round-up of blogs is a done deal. Do you know of some Houston-focused blogs that we should be featuring? Email me by clicking my name at the upper right, leave a comment on this post or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.