Fig season is upon us, so Marcy de Luna of Zagat posted this list of must-try fig dishes at popular Houston restaurants. Check out the fig tart at Etoile, which has prosciutto, hazelnuts and ricotta, or the cucidati — traditional fig cookies — at D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe. Looking for a more subtle fig flavor? Maybe the Big Fig at Triniti is for you; it's made of fig-infused whiskey, vermouth and Angostura bitters.
Coco Dijon had a great time at Argentina Cafe, 3055 Sage, where the beef empanada was described as "a must" because of its flakiness, flavor and lack of greasiness — a common problem with empanadas. The filet mignon with salad was a well-portioned and satisfying dish, and the alfajor cake scored high points as well. If you go, don't skip the chimichurri!
Here's a good brunch recipe for you: another egg bake, this time from Kim at Adventures in a New(ish) City. She loves summer squash and zucchini, so this recipe is full of both, plus onions and Italian seasoning. Feel free to scale down the recipe unless you're trying to feed all of your friends — 24 eggs is a lot for one person, but this savory dish might be so good that you'll want to eat it all week.
As if that recipe weren't enough protein for you, here's a Texas Pit Quest recipe you won't be able to resist. They're called boudin eggs, which means boudin-stuffed, bacon-wrapped chicken thighs. This recipe takes a bit of work and time, but we think it's probably worth every second. As a bonus, Scott included plenty of photos to help you get everything just right.
Hank of Hank on Food went to the new Freshii at 309 Gray in Midtown and basically enjoyed every bite. There he discovered the Sushiito, which is like a burrito wrapped in seaweed instead of tortilla. He enjoyed the flavor immensely, but found the seaweed hard to eat in burrito form, so he recommends ordering a regular wrap and getting a seaweed wrap around it. He also tried a juice, salad and frozen yogurt, all of which he found pleasing.
Finally, here's a recipe for those of you who want to start baking your own bread but aren't sure where to begin. Nishta at Blue Jean Gourmet posted this five-minute artisan bread recipe that will send you in the right direction. The best part is that you can keep the dough in the fridge for up to two weeks, which might save you the infamous "I only need bread!" grocery store excursion.
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