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Louie Mueller BBQ

Texas Monthly’s 50 Best BBQ Joints!

The wait is over BBQ fans…the 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas according to Texas Monthly have been unveiled! The list, which releases every 4 years, is always highly-anticipated and perhaps a little controversial at times…

­¡Ven a Comer! A Culinary Cookbook Celebration

It’s going to be un buen día as San Antonio chefs celebrate the rich heritage of Mexican cooking at Ven a Comer this Cinco de Mayo weekend! The three day festival will culminate in a delicioso multi-course dinner featuring…

Classy Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Pull out all the stops when planning any Kentucky Derby viewing parties – it’s a chance for us gals to dress to the nines and express our inner southern belle. I’ve got several chic drink selections for you to try…

TONS 2017

Exclusive VIP Tic’s to TASTE of the Northside!

Party with a purpose with me at this year’s Taste of the Northside benefitting Brighton Center! As host of the TASTE VIP Room, I am able to offer the ONLY VIP Tickets on sale to the public! There are a limited amount…

Bistro Menil Pizza

Pick Your Pie for National Pizza Day!

The “hot-n-ready” holiday happens this Thursday, February 9th! Snag a slice on National Pizza Pie Day from one of these top locations in San Antonio, Austin and Houston. Who needs an excuse to eat some really great pizza? Now you’ve got one!

Taste of the NFL

Kick Hunger Wine Dinner – 1/24!

You can help support hunger relief in Houston by attending the Kick Hunger Wine Dinner at Masraff’s. This special dinner features Pro Football Hall of Fame players, Elvin Bethea and Ken Houston.

black truffles

The Truffle Masters 2017 – Win Tics!

Who will become the 2017 Truffle Master? Join me to find out–and enjoy some delicious and rare truffles! The 3rd annual culinary extravaganza is happening Monday, January 16, 2017…

Michael's Cookie Jar Classic Shortbread

Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange!

Start the holidays off with a cheerful swap! Find a festive cookie that begs to be shared and make an afternoon of it. Invite friends to bring over their own seasonal recipes and sample away! That’s the best part…

Picture Perfect Holiday Pies!

When it comes to holiday dessert, there’s nothing quite like that perfect piece of pie – no matter how you slice it! Plain and simple, our savory picks for Thanksgiving won’t disappoint. There’s something for everyone…the hard part is sharing!

Slow Cooker Low Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake

Downright Devilish Pumpkin Desserts

Consider this our sinfully sweet homage to pumpkin for the week leading up to Halloween. Sink your ‘fangs’ into a number of pumpkiny refreshments–all in one place!

Karbach Brewing Co. Pork Chops

Seasonal Grub from Breweries We Love!

Grab your buds and make a day of it at one or more of our local Texas breweries. In addition to delicious craft beers straight from the source, more often than not you’ll find some darn good cookin’ as well!

Cantwell Mattress Co.

Sleep Well Every Night on This!

A good night’s sleep makes all the difference–it’s as simple as that. And I’ll admit, the older I get, the more important it is. For the past year, I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect mattress…

Kosta Browne Wine Dinner

Kosta Browne Wine Dinner – 10/25!

Here’s a great opportunity to enjoy the highly acclaimed wines (including an award-winning pinot) from Kosta Browne Winery paired with world class cuisine from my friends at Masraff’s. Reservations required!

The Guenther House Chicken Pot Pie

Awesome Autumn Comfort Food!

Craft casseroles and other fall comfort foods for your dining pleasure are on Goodtaste! We’ve put together a handful of heartwarming recipes that really ‘hit the spot’ this season.

2016 A Taste of Success Casino Night

2016 A Taste of Success Casino Night

Hey gang! Join me as your MC for A Taste of Success Casino Night on October 28 and let the chips fall where they may! 😉 The theme for 2016 is Denim & Diamonds, so come ready to taste, play, bid, dance and support!

Save Room for Sorrento!

When you visit Montalcino, you’ll quickly learn that Brunello is king. And, all that fantastic Brunello pairs perfectly with the Tuscan cuisine—roasted meats, whole fish and those delectable pastas.

Famille Perrin Wine Dinner – 9/27!

Make plans for Masraff’s on Tuesday, September 27. The evening will see yet another incredible wine dinner, this time with Famille Perrin, a fabulous, family-owned winery in the South of France…

Goodtaste with Tanji Take 2!

Another season, another SEASON! We’re serving up seconds of Goodtaste with Tanji this fall and you’re invited! Season 2 of our TV series kicks off the weekend of October 1st! Set your DVR and settle in with Goodtaste!

Houstonian Manor House

“Sommelier Smack Down” Wine Dinner

The folks at Jackson Family Wines are sending TWO prominent Master Sommeliers and a Master of Wine to The Houstonian this fall for a Sommelier Smack Down! Only 50 tickets will be sold!

On 9/11 We Were All Americans

Can we all come together today as Americans? Like you, I’ll never forget where I was on 9/11. That morning, I was preparing for a live show at the TV station where I worked…

Sights, Sounds & Tastes from Italy 2016!

Last minute ideas are often the best, and that’s the case with our summer getaway to Italy. After weeks of production deadlines for our new TV series, Goodtaste with Tanji, my husband and I decided…

Mad Men Martini Dinners All Month Long!

Turn back time for a decadent throw-back at Olivette! The Houstonian is set to host a series of “Mad Men” Martini Dinners each Friday and Saturday in September. A fashionable martini is included…

Second Annual “Texas Chefs Week” at Tre!

Indulge in regional tastes of Italy from Chef Jason Dady and friends! “Texas Chefs Week” has five cutting-edge chefs from around Texas taking over Tre Enoteca for nightly tributes to Tuscany…

What’s in Chef’s Lunchbox?

Goodtaste reached out to six respected chefs from around Texas with a curious question: what’s in YOUR lunchbox? Or better yet- your children’s? The answers are as diverse as they are delicious!

“Hard Knocks” Dinners at The Houstonian

Football fans, how’d you like the opportunity to talk shop over a fabulous dinner with the NFL writer for the Houston Chronicle? John McClain knows the Texans inside and out – there is no better resource!

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