Weekly Gems

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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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The Right Way to Watermelon!

With nothing but sunshine and triple digit temps on the horizon, it’s a prime time for a slice of fresh watermelon! We love that distinct flavor contrast between sweet and crunchy – and just how versatile (& portable!) this distinctive tropical fruit can be…

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Savor Every Last Lick of These Summer Ice Creams

Who’s up for a round of cold treats this July to celebrate National Ice Cream Month! Temps are rising now, and ice cream during a South Texas summer is almost as essential as air conditioning…almost. Find your fix with the following recipes and how-to’s!

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Show Me the Sushi!

There’s never felt like much of a middle ground with sushi. Either it’s not been for you or you’re in deep. I tend to sway toward the latter direction, though I’m no fanatic. If I’m in the mood, however, there’s little that quells the craving for a freshly prepared roll.

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Pack a Picnic with MAX’s Famous Southern Fried Chicken!

Sunny days are made for celebrating! If a summer picnic is top of the mind, then these recipes are calling your name! Skip the same old sandwiches or cold salads and whip up a picnic basket worthy of envy with Max’s Wine Dive’s Famous Fried Chicken as your star…

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Taste Our Texas Trifecta for Crab Cakes!

Let’s all agree on one summer essential: crab cakes. The meatier, the better! Fresh or frozen, crab meat is easy to prepare. I’ve brought back some old favorites, as well as new discoveries to share…

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Add Some Avocado to Your Life!

Rockin’ recipes featuring the fruit that adds good fat to guilty pleasures…avocado! There are many reasons to fall in love with this smooth, creamy fruit used in both savory and sweet dishes. It’s true, the uses are widespread, and its taste always delivers…

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Beggin’ for Biscuits!

Who’s craving hearty homestyle eats this summer? As for biscuits, we want the flakey, fluffy-like-a-cloud kind… warm, buttery and toasty out of the oven, homemade and ready to eat. They’re a great way to start or end your day…with some snacking in between!

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It Sure Pays to Have ‘Good Taste’!

One of the more rewarding aspects of Goodtaste.tv is the ability to give back to our readers. After all, your continued support is what powers this little engine of ours to go go GO! I’ll bet we get just as excited to offer these fabulous destination getaways as you are at the possibilty of winning one yourself…

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Your Roadmap to Succulent South Texas Peaches!

The sweet and juicy peaches of the Texas Hill Country are legendary. When they arrive each summer unscathed by late frosts or spring hails, many Texans breathe a sign of relief! To get you in the ‘ripe’ state-of-mind, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite peach recipes for early on in the season…

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Make It in a Mason This Summer!

If it fits, it can work as a snack, meal or energy boost wherever you are. Summertime in South Texas is for the taking with the ‘no rules’ nature of Mason jars. Nowadays chefs across the board are pushing to challenge what should or should not be eaten out of them. As it turns out, very little is off limits!

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Hey Texas, It’s Tomato Season!

All hail the Texas tomato! Tomato season is upon us in the Lone Star State (April-October) and we’re here to tempt you with ripe tomatoes straight off the vine. In the land of green vegetable gardens, this plump patron is king!

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The Next ‘Sriracha’ is Harissa

A few years ago, it was the mispronounced hot sauce one might find on the compact tables in Chinatown. Now Sriracha’s reach has EXPLODED, surfacing on glorified, five star menus to Subway — yes, that Subway. Some believe the next sauce to experience a “Sriracha-like” boom in popularity is…

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ManeUBER Your Way Through South Texas!

Here’s your ticket to the open road, as well as awesome food & drink in the ‘South Texas Triangle’ of San Antonio, Houston and Austin. Now you can credit up to $30 on your first ride with Uber! Enter this secret promo code and start saving…

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