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Holiday Home Cooking from a Master Chef!

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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!

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European-Inspired Cuisine Fares Well at Bistro Menil

Texas Food Editor Pat Sharpe once told me during an interview that she gets excited about every new restaurant she visits saying, “When I walk into a restaurant I still think this could be the best meal I’ve ever had.” A new restaurant in the Museum District made me think of Pat and those words…

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Pinot is the People’s Wine for the Holidays

Pinot Noir is your best bet for a crowd-pleasing wine come the holidays. 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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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’!

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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…

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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!

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Dreams Do Come True at Drew’s Pastry Place!

Fresh, made-to-order pastries are the name of the game at Drew’s Pastry Place. And so authentic! Owner and Pastry Chef Drew Rogers forked over his recipe for Tiramisu — featured on a recent episode of TLC’s Bakery Boss. High marks for this marvelous dessert…

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The Proof is on the Plate at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted

There’s a recently opened restaurant in River Oaks that’s a must-do, especially if you want to try some of the top-rated steaks in the entire city. Houstonians may be familiar with its chef, Fritz Gitscher, one of a handful of Master Chefs in the entire state. But, there’s PLENTY still to discover about his new spot, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted…

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