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The Houston Press food blog, manned by food critic Katharine Shilcutt (@kshilcutt): We feed your mind and belly. Remember: RTs are not endorsements.

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Can't wait to dig into my first plate of Oak Leaf Smokehouse barbecued chicken and pulled pork:

Look upon the meat salad at ye mighties and weep.

Now this is what I call a meatball sub. Lunch at on the patio in the sunshine is a beautiful thing.

Imagine finishing a bowl of Cinnamon Life and spiking the leftover milk with cognac. That's now at :

Finally made it to . It's as magical as everyone said, with the most comfortable bar stools I've ever sat on:

New favorite Frito Pie - served the right way, in the bag - with sour cream, cheese and onions at :

Mandola's Deli: The only place you can feel comfortable saying "wop" (the great Wop Salad) in front of an Italian.

At the Rodeo's annual Gold Buckle Foodie Awards. This had better be the year of the deep-fried baked potato.

Ras el Hanout: the shadowy ruler of the League of Spices.

Every year I try to eat crawfish too early in the season. Every year it's a mistake.

Guinea pigging at with , who's figuring out how to put together a competitive beer taste-off.

Loving this coffee collaboration with . Not your typical coffee porter, but a black IPA.

Drinking some Hood Punch with my half-pound cheeseburger at Chief Cajun Snack Shack:

El Ultimo will ruin you on all other tacos the way Snow or Smitty's does with other BBQ. http://twitpic.com/c2afk3

El Ultimo will ruin you on all other tacos the way Snow or Smitty's does with other BBQ.

Oh man oh man. The barbecue John Mueller is serving up at is melt in your mouf good.

The amazing asparagus & burrata salad from Cafe yesterday, lightly dressed and spring-loaded on arugula:

Here is a man dressed as a baby in a nice restaurant. This must mean it's Karneval time at Charivari!

Ever wondered what HEB looks like *after* the Super Bowl rush?

If you're doing Super Bowl shopping today, head to Kroger and buy a bag to donate while you're at it!