A Taste of Barcelona from BCN

With so many wonderful restaurants in Houston, it’s easy to take good food for granted. But, when you happen upon a place that’s truly special, it stands out. Such is the case at BCN…

“Homegrown” Italian from Coltivare!

A killer new spring cocktail list is one of many reasons to frequent Coltivare in the Heights – the latest endeavor from the guys behind Revival Market.

Delicious, Down-Home Eats from Seabrook Classic Cafe!

This is a spot you’ll return to time and time again for the homestyle Southern cooking. In celebration of three decades of service, the menu has been doubled, featuring items from all the way back in 1985 thru today!

Modern Twists on Southern Classics at Bramble

If your new year’s resolutions included breaking out of the same old restaurant routine, you’ll want to get a table at one of Houston’s hot new spots, Bramble. This hip location boasts an open kitchen, live fire and a patio that’s home to the chef’s garden…

Underbelly Turkey Gumbo

Underbelly’s Turkey Gumbo

Getting the roux just right is essential for the flavor of this filling Turkey Gumbo from Executive Chef/Owner Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston. Patience, patience, patience. The result is SO worth it!

Eric Asimov Greek wines

Taste THESE Wines with NYT Eric Asimov, Cheers!

Most intrepid wine enthusiasts have at least one wine hero. Eric Asimov, the wine critic for the New York Times, is one of mine. In this meet up, we discussed getting out of our comfort zones when it comes to drinking wine…

Charlie Bird Farro Salad

Charlie Bird Farro Salad

I discovered this salad at one of my current favorite NYC restaurants – a tiny, eclectic little spot in SoHo called Charlie Bird. In addition to the good food, the wine list is adventurous, great fun—as are the luxurious Zalto wine glasses!

Carmelo's Seafood and Lemon Risotto

Carmelo’s Seafood and Lemon Risotto

Carmelo was born in Taormina, Sicily and moved to Houston in 1978 with his wife Hilary and their eldest daughter Luisa. In 1985, they opened their first Carmelo’s Ristorante on Memorial Drive in Houston. Enjoy his luscious Lemon Risotto featuring Alaskan King Salmon and jumbo lump crab meat.

La Bonita Margarita

Aldaco’s La Bonita Margarita

El Mexicano Reposado 100% Agave Tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and lime juice make up this all-star marg from La Maestra herself, Blanca Aldaco. Handcrafted and fresh as can be!

Helen Greek Food & Wine Orange Fennel Salad

Orange Fennel Salad

Lay off the lettuce and switch things up for your next salad! This Orange Fennel Salad from Helen Greek Food and Wine has two kinds of orange, pomegranate seeds and even more goodness…

La Gloria margarita

La Gloria’s Morenita Margarita

Chef Johnny Hernandez’s Morenita is a refreshing cocktail with tamarindo, fresh orange juice, Herradura Reposado tequila, and Cointreau with a chile-tamarind rim – perfect for sipping poolside. You might recognize Hernandez from Top Chef season nine.

Choclo Asado con Queso (Grilled White Corn)

This dish is a common sight when wandering the streets of Ecuador, and Chef David Guerrero shares his recipe with us! Charcoal grilled white corn topped with “mapahuira” (roasted pork pieces), cilantro avocado cream sauce, and queso fresco.

Ribs and Whiskey cocktail

Kick Off Rodeo Season with Handcrafted Cocktails!

Who’s ready to rodeo! It’s certainly the season to celebrate in South Texas. My friends over at County Line Bar-B-Q dished on a new slate of cocktail recipes worthy of the Rodeo Hall of Fame…

Ribs and Whiskey cocktail

Ribs and Whiskey Cocktail

With a name like ‘Ribs and Whiskey,’ you know you’re in for an experience! This crafty, bourbon based cocktail from my friends at The County Line includes chocolate bitters and a blood orange puree. Yeehaw!

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