This week, we have ideas to help you have a great time for this week's important holidays: Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo. Additionally, if you'd like to make some homemade treats for your mom this week, we've got the perfect recipe for you.
Newcomer Enoteca Rossa is now open at 4566 Bellaire, and Gristle and Gossip has added it to her list of go-to restaurants. She says it's great for a quick bite or a high-class, sit-down meal, as well as a coffee to go or Italian pastries to take back to the office. She was also interested in the wide variety of Italian wines, and you should check out her post to see how the chef's so-called Pizza Specialty is made.
Brunch & Conversation doesn't want you to feel lost on Mother's Day, so she's created a handy-dandy list of places you should think about taking Mom for brunch on her special day. First up? Enoteca Rossa, which is already making a splash in the foodie scene, as you can tell. Other perennial favorites on the list are Harold's for Southern meets Creole fare, and Peli Peli, if you feel like shaking things up with South African eats.
Or, if you'd rather make something sweet for Mom (and make a few extra for yourself, if we're being honest), check out this recipe for mocha swirl meringue cookies from Alyssa of Sugar & Cloth. Her recipe leaves them soft on the inside with a crisp exterior, and she swears they taste like brownies – especially if you dip the bottoms in chocolate. Don't let the idea of meringue scare you, because this recipe is pretty easy, and the most complex equipment you need is a mixer.
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Kim of Adventures in a New(ish) City went to a food blogger event at H.S. Green, 5092 Richmond, and got to try a good deal of the healthy fare and drinks that the restaurant offers. She adored all the cold-pressed juices that kicked off the meal, and the unusual menu items that contained edamame, like guacamole and quinoa edamame falafel, combined unexpected flavors very well, in Kim's opinion. She also enjoyed the mostly guiltless margherita pizza, which was flavorful and light.
Don't forget that Cinco de Mayo is this week, too, which means you should be thinking about the best place to celebrate. In order to help you make that tough decision, Robin Sussman at Zagat put together a list of the 17 best tacos in Houston, including obvious choices from Torchy's Tacos and Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, as well as some lesser-known and newer options from Rico's Morning, Noon + Night and Chilosos Taco House. It gives you the idea for a taco crawl, doesn't it?
Finally, quadruple-concept La Table, 1800 Post Oak, has a variety of ways you can take advantage of its delicious French fare: a bakery and market, a casual dining area, a bar and upscale dining room upstairs called Château. Lindy of the Patty & David Said took advantage of the top-floor dining service, where she enjoyed fresh, raw oysters, lobster-filled bisque and a perfectly cooked duck breast with turnips and potato purée. She also recommends making a reservation if you're interested in eating at Château.
That's it for this week's featured food blogs! Is there a blog that we haven't showcased yet? Leave us a comment or send us an email to tell us about it.