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Meet Me at Masraff’s Annual ‘Evening of Hope’

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One of the best food and wine events in H-Town happens in a few weeks, and its sponsor is one of the best restaurants in Uptown. The incredible event is An Evening of Hope Wine Extravaganza that benefits Tony’s Prostate Cancer Research Organization on Saturday, September 19.

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Take Fresh Cut Akaushi Steaks Home from Harwood!

Hey steak lovers! Come experience the best beef money can buy at one of the hottest new restaurants in all of H-town. The in-house butcher case at Harwood Grill is quite the convenient concept – fresh cut Akaushi beef to take home and play chef with…

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One Final Round-Up for Houston Restaurant Weeks

Our look at Houston’s incredible Restaurant Weeks continues with some of my favorite spots to try. Keep in mind that in addition to the incredible meal deals these eateries are offering, a portion of the money spent goes to the Houston Food Bank…

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This is White Wine Weather!

A great variety for right now is what it’s all about at H-E-B Montrose Market. Wine Manager Mary Busby and I share a lot of the same tastes and agree that a chilled white is just what we desire for this heat. The following three varietals are just the ticket…

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Harwood Has the Best Burger in Houston!

Award-winning Akaushi steaks – however you like yours – at a restaurant earning big buzz in Bayou City. We’re behind the scenes at Harwood Grill, where Chef Craig Bianco has agreed to share the steps to his Akaushi Steak Burger – champion burger for 2015 at the 2nd Annual Houstonia Burger Bash!

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Enough Beer for a Year – Here!

Have a brand new beer for every calendar day of the year and NEVER REPEAT at Beer Market Co. – known for sourcing craft brews from all over the world. With an incredible 365+ labels to peruse and choose from, this distinctive American kitchen and bar in H-town is hoppin’…literally!

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A Glass & Chat with NY Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov

It was through my love affair with the dining and travel section of the New York Times that I came to be familiar with the work of their wine critic, Eric Asimov. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Eric to interview him for Goodtaste.tv. Eric’s knowledge of wine is immense. His passion contagious.

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Vacation Reds & More Summer Wine Steals!

No matter if you can’t make the trip, transport your tastebuds to exotic locations with the perfect vacation wine. It’s cheaper than a plane ticket! Where have you always wanted to go? Allow the perfect bottle to take you there – if just for one evening!

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Ice Cream for Adults!

Anytime I have a nutrition question or want something magnificent created, I call on my go-to dietitian Rosie Benner. Here we’ve upped the ante on these are rich, homestyle treats, marrying non-traditional flavors like Strawberry Chipotle, Spicy Peanut Butter and Coconut Chocolate Ganache.

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Summer Seafood Finds in H-town

The hot, steamy summer weather is back and that means we’re seeking out some favorite seafood finds from around Houston. Our incredible variety begins with my vote for best crab cake in the entire city…

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The Famous Masraff’s Crab Cake as Seen on KPRC

There are a lot of fantastic crab cakes in Houston–I’m a fan of many! But, there’s one spot that, I think, does the best crab cake in Uptown–Masraff’s. This crab cake is ALL crab–it’s delicious, and the recipe is here…

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Sunday Dinner in the South

Talk about the kind of eats that keep’em coming back for more! This selection of Southern comfort food is surely fit for an appearance at your next Sunday dinner. These are homestyle and health-conscious recipes inspired by the South’s penchant for good manners and even better meals…

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Upscale, Chef Inspired Cuisine for the Commonwealth

There’s a cool new place on popular Washington Ave. to check out. Commonwealth has a hip vibe and the food from Executive Chef Mikey Sanguinetti is expertly crafted. The space is modern and sharp – think ‘chef specialty inspired meals’ in a high end atmosphere…

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“Anything But Chardonnay” for Summer Wines!

There’s an old wine axiom – ABC (“anything but Chardonnay”) – that we’re keeping in mind heading into the summer months. It’s a playful reminder to seek out some lesser known white wine varietals. Our selections come from all around the world with the majority under $12!

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