houston

Holiday Home Cooking from a Master Chef!

game-hen

If you’ve never had the opportunity to dine at a restaurant where the chef is a certified master chef, you are missing one INCREDIBLE experience. Lucky for folks in Houston, there’s one Master Chef present and accounted for…one out of 63 total in the nation!

>

churros_billy-miller

Cheers for Hot Chocolate & Churros!

Plan a cuddle session with that special someone this week…temps are set to take another dip. It’s an early chill to get you in the mood for all kinds of fun stuff…including this choice combo: churros with homemade hot chocolate!

>

Thanksgiving-turkey

Dining out on Thanksgiving: Houston

Give your kitchen a holiday and dine out this Thanksgiving at some of the city’s premier spots. Here’s our list of the best places to get your turkey and all the fixings! Be sure to call ahead for reservations and seating options…

>

heb-pinot-noirs

Pinot is the People’s Wine for the Holidays

Pinot Noir is your best bet for a crowd-pleasing wine come Thanksgiving. Plus, it pairs with just about anything your Smorgasbord of a table can throw its way. My sommelier Sean has some standout pinots, all under $25, at H-E-B.

>

60-degrees-beef-tips

Fine Dining in a Flash at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted!

60 DMC’s ’60 in 60′ prix fixe lunch menu is inspired by and tailored toward the working man (or woman’s) weekday, 1-hour lunch break. In other words, 60 minutes for a snappy 3-course meal and you’re on your way, satisfied and secure for the afternoon ahead — all for $20!

>

sept28_Ciao-Italia.preview

Chow Down during H-E-B’s Annual Ciao Italia Event!

Pack on the pasta this fall, only without the added calories! While there are more kinds of tomato sauce to choose from than ever before on H-E-B shelves, H-E-B’s Cooking Connection recommends is sourced directly from Italy, with fabulous flavors and no added sugar…

>

sept3_Republic-Grille.preview

Catch One of the Top Chicken Fried Steaks in Texas at Republic Grille!

You’ll feel right at home at The Republic Grille — even if you’re just passing through The Woodlands. This moderately priced, upscale eatery has quite a collection of local memorabilia adorning its dining room walls…and some of the best chicken fried steak you’ll find anywhere in Houston!

>

heb-pumpkin-beer

H-E-B’s Palate-Pleasing Pumpkin Beers!

Now that fall has all but arrived, one of the most popular seasonal beers of…well, EVER has hit the shelves. It’s pumpkin beer time! Each varietal is a little bit different from the next, and come from all over the US, brewed with the kind of aromatic ingredients you’d expect when thinking of Mom’s pumpkin pie.

>

texan-sugar-cookies

Kickoff Football Season with Spirited Texan Sugar Cookies!

Sugary, iced perfection! Scrumptious shortbread cookies for those fighting Houston Texans this brand new football season. Many thanks to Pastry Chef Vanessa O’Donnell of Ooh La La dessert boutique. I hear even if you’re a Cowboys fan, chances are she’ll have you covered. Show your team spirit when the NFL officially kicks off the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, September 4th. Prepare accordingly!

>

60-degrees-mastercrafted-brunch

Houston’s ‘Best New Restaurant’ Nominee Shines at Brunch

Now that summer is all but over, make Sundays at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted your must-do activity for weekends this fall. Sunday brunch is back in a big way at this exceptional restaurant in River Oaks…guided by the ONLY Master Chef in all of Houston, Fritz Gitschner!

>

aug14_Brennans-Host1.preview

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp – From a Houston Institution!

When I think of fond food memories, one place immediately comes to mind in Houston – that’s Brennan’s. When we last stopped in, Chef Danny Trace was cooking everyone’s favorite New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp & Grits dish that Brennan’s is known for. Simple, good ingredients for homestyle eatin’!

>

great-day-houston-lobster

Seafood Pairings

Tanji features fresh seafood recipes of summer on Great Day Houston with host Deborah Duncan! Featuring grilled truffle herb lobster tails and succulent shrimp in a marvelous Chardonnay & roasted garlic marinade…

>

aug3_HEB-CC-Lobster1.preview

We Love Us Some Lobster & Shrimp!

The hottest time of the year calls for a real show-stopper or two to celebrate summer. Goodtaste hooked up with Chef Adrian Perez of H-E-B Cooking Connection at Montrose Market for fun ways to prep your lobster and shrimp…simple, classic and effective!

>

Good Taste with Tanji© 2010-2014