Those deep-fried tamales at Underbelly are pretty darn tasty.
Those deep-fried tamales at Underbelly are pretty darn tasty.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

This Week in Houston Food Blogs: High Marks for Peli Peli and Underbelly

South African restaurant Peli Peli has opened a second location and it's in the Galleria in the former Gigi's Asian Bistro spot. Tag Sale Tastes went in and had a first look at the menu. They tried, among other things, stuffed mushrooms, Carrot Bredie, Chilean Sea Bass (aka Patagonian Toothfish) and the sticky toffee pudding. The dinner was a hit with them.

If you've never visited Houston's growing number of breweries, here's a helpful guide. Zagat Houston has a list of all the ones that include a tasting room, including hours and when they have tours.

CocoDijon visited Underbelly and had a sumptuous, tasty-looking meal of deep-fried pork tamales, Slow Dough bread with roasted garlic and charred onion butter, crispy broccoli with caramelized fish sauce, Korean braised goat and dumplings and the beet panna cotta. The result was a nearly perfect score on their five-point rating scale.

Kim of Adventures In A New(ish) City went to the Houston Press Menu of Menus event. Even as a vegetarian, she found plenty of good things to eat. Take a look at many of the dishes the participating restaurants served on the big night.

What's the hazard of having a studio right above Tout Suite? Endless macarons! Sugar and Cloth created another cute snack from the colorful cookies. This time, she uses them to replicate mini ice cream cones, which would be lovely on a dessert tray.

JINYA Ramen has been all the rave since it opened in Midtown a few weeks ago and the folks from the Patty and David blog went to check it out. Surprisingly, they felt that the noodles needed more elasticity and preferred the Tonkotsu Assari over JINYA's speciality ramen, the Tonkotsu Black. See what else they ordered and read their thoughts here.

That's it for "This Week In Food Blogs." If you have or know of a Houston-centric blog you'd like us to feature, leave a comment or send us an email.

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