Oktoberfest the South Texas Way!

Traditional German food

Oktoberfest kicked off in Germany over the weekend. Just because the real Bavarian bash is thousands of miles away, doesn’t mean we don’t have Texas ties to this annual celebration! Try adding a touch of the German culture to dinner this week with these festive creations…



It’s the Star Chef from Brennan’s for SARA’s Showcase Dinner!

Brennan’s of Houston is an institution, and the guy who’s responsible for many of the beautiful memories you’ll make here is the Executive Chef, Danny Trace. You can catch him putting on a SHOW at the San Antonio Restaurant Association’s (SARA) annual Showcase Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at Pearl Stable…



Tango with Boudro’s Famous Tableside Guacamole!

The sights and sounds of the San Antonio River Walk liven even more so as the seasons change. Who knew fresh air and fresh Tableside Guacamole could make such a pair? Servers at Boudro’s make up 250 orders of Guacamole a day – that’s how famous it is!



September Wines Signal a Seasonal Switch!

Try saying it five times fast — but it’s true! September wines do signal a seasonal switch in our dining habits, and our wine choices inevitably follow suit. The autumn season is just around the corner, and although temperature aren’t dropping any time soon, Summer 2014 is technically all but outta here!



Tuk Tuk Taproom’s Myanmar (Shan State) Tomato Salad

Tuk Tuk Tap Room dishes are created fresh by Chef David Gilbert with traditional ingredients. In keeping with Asian tradition, they’re meant to be shared. Try this light, airy salad as a side dish to grilled chicken, shrimp or beef skewers. It’s an easy recipe that packs a lot of flavor!



One Lucky Duck’s Zucchini & Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne

Green Zebra tomatoes are an Heirloom variety – they bring a vibrant color and tart flavor to this standout dish from One Lucky Duck location in the The Pearl. It was love at first bite! Plate this raw lasagna with the basil pistachio pesto, tomato sauce and lemon-pignoli ricotta included in their recipe here…



Seafood Lovers

Excellent tips to grill seafood in your own backyard! Follow the tips to cook a lobster on the grill. Sunny day at the swimming pool, while cooking fresh fish on the grill is the ideal setup to enjoy during the summer. For this and more recipes along with great wine options you may visit



Summer Wines on the Fly from HEB!

New wines to try in July from H-E-B! When our routines are kicked back for summer, it makes for a great time to experiment and try something new…



Zinc’s Warm Potato Salad

This is the BEST potato salad for your 4th of July BBQ. From my dear friends at Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar…it’s served with the most delicious short rib sandwich I’ver ever tasted! Enjoy!



Shake Up Homemade Pizza with Comfort Food!

Cook up the most pleasing pizza combinations of your dreams with these easy ideas that take ordinary pies to extraordinary places. If you’ve run into a summer dinner rut, we have the perfect solution…



Not Your Mama’s Strawberry Shortcake!

Ahh the flavor shades of summer. Bright, light and oh so good! Chef Belinda of H-E-B Cooking Connection shares a chic finger food you can make with fresh strawberries. It’s shortcake in a way you might not have thought of before. The real “kicker” here is…



The Ultimate CHILL Zone with Seafood for the Grill!

We grill year-round in Texas, but come summertime, my backyard grill lightens up with fresh seafood and veggies. Grilling those beautiful lobsters and sweet Gulf shrimp can be a little intimidating, so I asked the pros at Groomer’s Seafood for some tips of the trade — and recipes!



Kawhi’s MVP Koolaid – For One Night ONLY!

To celebrate the Spurs’ unprecedented victory, Nao at Pearl has created a special cocktail…the Kawhi Koolaid. All guests that join Nao for dinner this evening will enjoy a complimentary Kawhi Koolaid (1 per customer). They will be serving this drink for ONE NIGHT ONLY, in conjunction with the Championship River Parade!



The Boiler House Jalapeño Quail Poppers

Here’s a highly lauded recipe from Executive Chef Jeff White for Boiler House SA’s Quail Poppers. Bacon-wrapped, jalapeño-stuffed and plated with green goddess…


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