Want to see what the foodies are talking about? You've come to the right place — we've got surprising brewery news, a few seasonally appropriate recipes and, of course, restaurant reviews.
We've got some weird news for you: Whole Foods is beginning to distribute its own craft beer, according to Bryan at Great Beer Now. Houston has the privilege of experiencing the new-to-market brew a month and a half before the rest of the state, and the first beer is the aptly named Post Oak Pale Ale. Bryan says you can participate in the keg-tapping celebration this Saturday, August 8, at noon at any Houston-area Whole Foods. The Whole Foods Market Brewing Company is inside the market at 1700 Post Oak and currently produces 38 beers.
Andie Mitchell posted a perfect-for-summer salmon recipe on her Can You Stay For Dinner blog this week that's easy enough that you won't ruin that expensive salmon fillet, but you'll probably impress your dinner guests. It's got a yogurt dill sauce (read: tzaziki style) and cucumber feta side salad. Refreshing and simple? Yes, please.
Harvest Organic Grill, 1810 Fountain View, got a mostly good review from Kim at Adventures in a New(ish) City, who absolutely fawned over the complimentary rolls and trio of dips that accompany them. She also particularly enjoyed the red lentil soup, but she and her date were both somewhat disappointed by their main dishes. Kim, a vegetarian, did note the wide variety of vegetarian dishes available at the eatery.
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Sugar & Cloth has a collection of interesting watercolor edibles for you to create, and there are options for every skill level. Want to just make some artistic marshmallows? Done. Feeling up to painted macaroons? Go for it. Admittedly, the first step is to buy white macaroons, which sounds like a recipe that we can all feel good about.
Bruce of Chili Bob's Houston Eats visited Haveli Kabab & Grill House, 5901 Hillcroft, which, he was surprised to find, is actually a buffet. Some dishes were impressive, such as the palak paneer, while others fell a little short, such as the tandoori chicken. It was good enough that Bruce thinks a second visit is definitely in order.
Harwood Grill at 2300 Westheimer is becoming a burger standout — its offerings just won the 2015 Houstonia Magazine Burger Bash — so it's not much of a surprise that Russell of the Eat More Burgers blog had to check it out. He sampled the winning entry, the All-American Burger, made with Akaushi beef and all the traditional fixings. He found his burger exquisite, even cooked to a juicy medium rare, although one of his burger-eating friends didn't have the same experience. The verdict? Order your Harwood burger medium, but definitely order one.
That's it for This Week in Houston Food Blogs. Know of a blog that you'd like to see featured? Leave us a comment or send us an email. Stay cool, Houston!