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The Pastry War’s Kehlen Selph On Making A Great Margarita

The margarita is a Texas tradition and Houston has no shortage of restaurants and bars serving this simple but refreshing libation. Just last month Food & Wine named Hugo’s as one of America’s top margarita bars and earlier this year the Food Network named The Pastry War’s frozen margarita as one of the 50 Best Cocktails in America. Kehlen Selph, The Pastry War’s general manager, attributes the margarita’s popularity to its simplicity and balance. “It just tastes so good. It’s refreshing, it’s…

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Boost Your Food And Drink Know-How At These Houston Classes

Houston has plenty of cooking classes to go around. From Central Market to Sur La Table to various cooking schools around town, there’s something for every taste and budget. But many local restaurants, bars and coffee shops also offer unique classes that will help you become a better cook and gain a deeper understanding of your drinks. Learn about wine, coffee, Indian spices and more at these fun classes we found around town. Pondicheri Want to learn how to cook Indian food? At Pondicheri, Anita…

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It’s Not Southern Cobbler Without A Biscuit Top

Cobbler can evoke memories of childhood and family gatherings, summer afternoons and home comforts. It’s rustic and homey, one of those desserts that can make you all warm inside. At Olivette at The Houstonian, pastry chef Catherine Rodriguez is ringing in summer early with her Texas blueberry cobbler. Rodriguez has been adding more regional desserts to her menu so hotel guests and visitors can get a taste of Texas. “If you go to Florida you want key lime pie, if you go to Maine you get…

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