Houston Chronicle restaurant critic. Winner of 3 James Beard awards,including the MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing. Part-time misanthrope.
New post: the magic of the brown-butter waffle cones at @FatCatCreamery. http://bit.ly/1mccv6K
Here's one of the amazing Greek dishes I ate on Flora & Muse's last night of service. More here: http://bit.ly/1coR1Bn
And here's the kitchen line at @Vijs_restaurant that go me wondering
Fave dish @ Memphis/Hou dinner at @UnderbellyHOU last night: grilled cabbage, purple hull peas, tomato conserve.
In honor of the news out of Santa Fe, my favorite photo from Bobcat Bite: July 29, 2010
This NYC bbq chain always cracks me up. Here's the one on 8th Ave @ 23rd
"Pot au pho" from chef Tien Ho at Montmartre tonight: Thai basil, short rib, oxtail, marrow, best of both worlds.
One of April's most memorable tastes: fresh juice @IndikaUSA. Here's kale, spinach, apple, ginger, mint, cilantro.
Much entertained by moth-eaten taxidermy @GoroNGun. Spotlit lion's BIG: here's @maydaymikey for scale
Working on my Burger Friday post. Can you guess where I'm dining?
Little known fact about Salé-Sucré: they bake the best croissants in town. http://is.gd/M4GkAW
There's no whining @CorkscrewBBQ. If you please.
Another Persian hit @iloveroost: jigar, or chicken liver skewers. As melty as seared foie gras.
Favorite dish from Persian dinner @iloveroost: kookoo sabzi, herbal omelet w/yogurt, walnuts, barberries,currants
A pot of Houjicha+ @PurslanEerin's buttery biscuit w/ creme fraiche & apricot preserve=afternoon tea, HOUTEX style
The new @Bl4cksmith is not just for coffee: try their toasty Houjicha, a roasted green tea. Great with a biscuit.
My view for 3 days last week: advanced hammock studies at Casa Grande in the mountains of Puerto Rico.
French toast/onion study on tasting menu @ The Pass @PASSPROVISIONS is thrilling. Go now, while it lasts.
On my last night in Houston, I passed this amazing garage-top creche on Elgin @ Chartres:
.@GeekyHooker Here is one of your knitted critters, er, baked goods, with its new roommates:
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