We’ve finally cracked the heat barrier here in Houston, and though summer does not go down without a good fight in this part of Texas, October is the month that our weather makes the transformation from Guam-like heat and humidity to some amazingly beautiful, “California coastal” temperate days. Now that our evenings are a tad […]
We were up bright and early last Saturday to visit our local farmers market. The tables were piled high with colorful root veggies, leafy greens and bright tomatoes. But I was on a mission–in search of late summer artisanal cheese.
Strack Farms Restaurant passed into memory last month, a Klein, Texas cafe and barbecue joint which came into being three generations ago when the family began selling barbecue sandwiches out of its country store adjacent to the Strack vegetable farm. The restaurant served for many years as one of the dwindling connections to the history […]
11:15 a.m. on a bright summer Tuesday morning. The Texas heat was already claiming victory as my friend and I slipped inside the doorway of Allo French Rotisserie, a new bistro in the Vintage Park shopping center, Louetta Road at Highway 249, just northwest of Houston. Vintage Park is an interesting phenomenon, one of those large, rambling […]
So where do you take a chef for dinner? Ohio chef Johnny Schulze of gourmet food truck Zydeco Bistro made his way to Texas with his family last week for a little R&R and to get a taste of Houston’s booming restaurant scene. (Note: Johnny is married to my sister.) Chef Johnny grew up in Baton […]