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Smoke is Chef Driven & SMOKIN’!

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At his roots, Chef Brian West is a proud Texan with a deep appreciation for good Texas BBQ. You’ll see proof of that in the video above. Lots of folks know his passion for awesome BBQ with his Smoke “The Truck.” Huge success has since led to a brick and mortar location in Stone Oak…

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Real Texas Bar-B–Q Thrives at Rudy’s!

It’s safe to say with over 25 years of serving South Texas, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q is an edible institution, and I’ve been a fan since Day 1. Home to the best Texas Beef Brisket hands down where, depending upon the time of year, they go thru over 100 juicy slabs per day!

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Zinc’s Texas Chopped Salad has Tequila Cured Salmon!

Introducing one of my very favorite salads anywhere in the country! Zinc’s Texas Chopped Salad calls for a very unique ingredient: salmon cured with tequila. I’ve long had the recipe for the salmon itself – but here we’re finishing it off with the right fixings like…

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New Summer Eats are In at Stone Werks!

There’s an awesome new seafood menu at Stone Werks in the Alamo City and it doesn’t get any fresher than this! Prep accordingly for summer fun with new adds to the Big Rock Oyster Bar, from the Coctel de Camarones to Stone Werks’ Tuna Tataki, and their incredibly popular Texas Style Ceviche…

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Take On Terry Black’s Barbecue!

We’re eating barbecue for breakfast! Mostly because there’s never a bad time for BBQ. Some of the best spots in the WORLD are located in South Texas, including a brand new location on Barton Springs Road in Austin for Terry Black’s Barbecue…

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The COOLEST Craft Beers Come in Cans!

There’s nothing quite like an cold craft beer to cut through this stretch of heat and humidy! We’re talking local Texas beers with our cicerone at the H-E-B Bunker Hill – a scene that’s exploding with more diverse entries and ambitious styles than ever before…

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All Eyes on These Local Iced Coffees!

Java lovers may currently find themselves rethinking the texture and temperature of that daily cup of Joe. Hot coffee still hits the spot first thing in the AM, but if you’re a multi-cup-a-day drinker and searching for variety, let’s CHILL! Much like the menus of our favorite restaurants sway with what the current season dictates, so we’re hankerin’ for something cold and bold…

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Houston Restaurant Weeks Returns Aug. 1st!

We want in on the single largest fundraiser in the US, benefitting the largest food bank in America! To date, Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) has raised almost $6 million for the Houston Food Bank, which translates to almost 18 million meals for Houstonians in need!

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New Rosés that Rock for Summer!

More options for one of my favorite summer varietals are in at the H-E-B Montrose Market. One of the biggest misconceptions I hear about rosés is that they’re all too sweet. Not true! For red fans who want a smooth transition to white – reach for rosé!

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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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Wine with Delicious Sweets from Walton’s!

If you’ve never been to Walton’s Fancy and Staple on Sixth St., think of it as an old Texas general store but taken up a notch; a blend of nostalgia for the good old days with a taste of the modern as a state-of-the-art bakery and delicatessen.

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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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Delicious Desserts WITH Your BBQ at Smoke!

Amazing, scratch-made desserts and pastries from Smoke – THE place to dine in for elevated barbecue from Chef Brian West on San Antonio’s northside. With a killer patio, curing done in-house and a full service cocktail bar, you’ll see (and taste) Texas BBQ in a whole new light!

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