Alison Cook

@alisoncook

Houston Chronicle restaurant critic. Winner of 3 James Beard awards,including the MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing. Part-time misanthrope.

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New post: the magic of the brown-butter waffle cones at . http://bit.ly/1mccv6K

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Here's one of the amazing Greek dishes I ate on Flora & Muse's last night of service. More here: http://bit.ly/1coR1Bn

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And here's the kitchen line at that go me wondering

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Fave dish @ Memphis/Hou dinner at last night: grilled cabbage, purple hull peas, tomato conserve.

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In honor of the news out of Santa Fe, my favorite photo from Bobcat Bite: July 29, 2010

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This NYC bbq chain always cracks me up. Here's the one on 8th Ave @ 23rd

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"Pot au pho" from chef Tien Ho at Montmartre tonight: Thai basil, short rib, oxtail, marrow, best of both worlds.

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One of April's most memorable tastes: fresh juice . Here's kale, spinach, apple, ginger, mint, cilantro.

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Much entertained by moth-eaten taxidermy . Spotlit lion's BIG: here's for scale

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Working on my Burger Friday post. Can you guess where I'm dining?

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Little known fact about Salé-Sucré: they bake the best croissants in town. http://is.gd/M4GkAW

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There's no whining . If you please.

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Another Persian hit : jigar, or chicken liver skewers. As melty as seared foie gras.

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Favorite dish from Persian dinner : kookoo sabzi, herbal omelet w/yogurt, walnuts, barberries,currants

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A pot of Houjicha+ 's buttery biscuit w/ creme fraiche & apricot preserve=afternoon tea, HOUTEX style

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The new is not just for coffee: try their toasty Houjicha, a roasted green tea. Great with a biscuit.

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My view for 3 days last week: advanced hammock studies at Casa Grande in the mountains of Puerto Rico.

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French toast/onion study on tasting menu @ The Pass is thrilling. Go now, while it lasts.

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On my last night in Houston, I passed this amazing garage-top creche on Elgin @ Chartres:

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. Here is one of your knitted critters, er, baked goods, with its new roommates:

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