Culinary Blog

From Road To Restaurant

A food truck, run well, is a thing of beauty. Whether grabbing gyros on a lunch break, burgers before the game, or trekking across town to sample creative fusions of this cuisine with that one, these mobile meal masters have become a staple of Houston’s culinary culture. And sure, it can be fun to play detective and track down the daily location of a favorite vendor or turn the corner to the pleasant surprise of a delicious taco oasis beckoning across the street. On the other hand, it definitely…

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Houston Eats! Conference Explores Houston’s Culinary Diversity and History

Drive around Houston and you may see a Korean restaurant right next to a taco joint, or a Halal restaurant neighboring an eatery selling Salvadoran pupusas. Look at local menus and you may find Southern cooking mixed with cooking from Korea or Vietnam. Houston’s rich cultural influences are easily seen in its food, and that’s what Houston Eats! – a two day conference at the University of Houston – will explore this coming Feb. 2 and 3. “The conference is a unique opportunity to really learn some…

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7 “Hot” Spots to Celebrate Hot & Spicy Food Day

Pyro-gourmaniac (n.) - one in love with and/or addicted to spicy foods. If this is you, don’t worry, we’re not here to judge or offer some sort of flavorless 12-Step program. We’re here to tilt the hot sauce bottle. January 16 is National Hot & Spicy Food Day, that one day each year we can celebrate everything that makes us cry as soon as it hits our tongue. Thankfully Houston, with its plethora of exceptional restaurants offering global flavors from Sichuan Chinese to Cajun/Creole, has a lot to…

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Celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day at These 7 Places

Just in time to help out with your New Year’s Resolutions, January 15th is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day. Fresh Juices are a great way to get vitamins and nutrients into your diet without much effort. There are many places around Houston where you can grab fresh squeezed juices in various flavors. The good news is you don’t have to worry about cutting up and juicing fruits and veggies at home. (Trust us, it’s a big mess and the machine is not easy to clean.) From the Heights to Downtown…

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Try a Cooking Class for National Baking Month

Cookies, muffins and cakes…oh, my! Does your New Year’s Resolution involve spending more time in the kitchen? January is National Baking Month - why not check out a local baking class? There are many places in the Houston area that offer classes for both kids and adults to learn the best baking methods. Move over Martha Stewart! In Houston…. we love to bake! Classes for Kids Central Market Tucked away on the second floor above the coffee bar and eating area at Central Market is a shop and…

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