Weekly Gems

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Gold Medal Wins for These Texas Wines!

Well, we couldn’t be prouder to be “wine drinking Texans”. The results of a recent major state competition show that Mediterranean varieties and Texas terroir make for a perfect pariing as Tempranillo, Tannat and Viognier varietals were among the top winners…

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Divine Dining & Drinks at H-E-B’s Table 57!

One of the hottest new places to dine in Houston is at the grocery store…yes, you read correctly! The brand new H-E-B on San Felipe at Fountainhead comes complete with its very own Wine Cellar, AND a chef-driven restaurant in Table 57…

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Eat Your Heart Out Mother Nature!

Expect to be ‘wowed’ by the wildflowers this spring. We’re talking a plethora of phenomenal colors, shapes, sizes and textures! Here are a few ideas for easy outdoor grubbin’, while you relish the best that Spring 2015 has to offer in the serene Texas Hill Country…

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Houston Voted #1 Spot for Foodies Nationwide!

Travel and Leisure Magazine recently polled its readers to find out which city in the entire country is the best for ‘food snobs.’ Good ole H-Town was voted NUMBER 1, beating cities like New York, San Francisco and New Orleans!

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Soak Up the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

It’s a bash that attracts more than 10,000 folks annually. The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is where top chefs trade secrets, sommeliers get uncorked and all manner of foodies come to indulge! The festival consists of five days of fantastic fare, sensational spirits and some of the best wines around…

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Satisfy Your Crawfish Cravings!

Step outside right now and the temperature is near perfect, but inside…it’s boiling! Crawfish make whatever meal they’re apart of really POP! Chili, gumbo, zesty pastas…even some very creative cornbread as you’ll no doubt come to find in this collection of southern recipes I’ve acquired over the years.

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Pack LITE with Tuna for Your Picnic ;)

Betcha didn’t know that tuna salad is one of the most commonly packed picnic foods! With spring just around the corner, it’s time to dust off the ol’ wicker basket, pack a comfy blanket and bring along a few cans of your favorite albacore for the perfect afternoon picnic!

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Spring Break & Easter Dining Options in Houston!

It’s FINALLY Spring Break and all we’re thinking about is lighter fare and great wine as we look towards Easter. Here’s a few sweet treats to get you ready like Candied Bacon French Toast and these ADORABLE homemade “Peeps”…

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Discount VIP Tix for ‘A Taste of the Northside’ 2015!

The 16th Annual A Taste of the Northside is Wednesday, April 22nd. Expect food tastings from over 50 of the Alamo City’s best restaurants, 3 live bands and over 40 wine and beer tastings! Plus, use our EXCLUSIVE VIP PROMO CODE for a special discount off VIP tickets…

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Set the Mood & Settle In with a Sexy Spa

Experience a new level of luxury in the privacy of your home with a custom spa. Not only is a whirlpool a pleasant way to unwind beneath the stars, but there are therapeutic benefits as well. Set the mood with chocolate, bubbly and some warm sensations!

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The Right Foods to Fuel Your Diet!

Continue to keep your New Year’s diet on track with sure bets like California kale, Texas sunshine relish and a zesty chicken stir fry, among other ‘lean cuisine’ found on Goodtaste. These juicy, feel-good foods are often protein-packed and low in fat and unwanted carbs!

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Go for These Grilled Cheese & Soup Pairings!

What better in wintry weather than a good old-fashioned grilled cheese and a cup of hot soup! On the nights that make you shutter and shake, sometimes it doesn’t get better than Netflix and buttery grilled cheese.

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Diet and Drink Healthy at the Same Time

The word diet puts me in a bad mood. And, if that diet goes even further and eliminates my daily glass of wine, that mood gets even worse. Good news—you can work a glass of wine into your diet, perhaps even a cocktail or beer.

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“Happy Foods” for a Healthier Lifestyle

Did you know that there is a strong correlation between stress, diet and our moods? Making better eating choices will ultimately help you feel better, deal with stress better and lead to weight loss you can sustain…

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