Archive | September, 2010

Tandoori Chicken & Victory Storm King

September 30, 2010

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Today while browsing online at single-serving recipes and cost-saving tips for buying/storing food, I found a recipe for Tandoori Chicken, a popular Indian dish with yogurt, lots of spices and chicken. I decided why not? I have never attempted making my own Indian food, but the recipe is pretty easy to follow and now that […]

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Hookah, Huntin’ and Karl’s at the Riverbend

September 30, 2010

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So, my father works in Libya for most of the year (oil-duh) and makes a few, short (2 weeks) visits home, well this most recent visit has been fantastic so far. He’s hoping to come back to Houston for good, but that’s another story. He arrived on Sunday with presents (yes, we are still little […]

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Houston Wine Fest

September 25, 2010

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This weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, Houston was home to the inaugural Wine Fest. For two days, there were vineyards and other food and retail vendors gathered in Houston Park (Bagby and Allen Parkway) to show off their goods. Normal tickets were $35 for one day, but luckily I had won 2 sets of tickets. I took my boos, […]

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Hearsay Gastro Lounge & Flying Saucer

September 25, 2010

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So after a long work week, the Wise’s, another couple, and myself met downtown at a swanky little place called Hearsay Gastro Lounge, I had heard good things but never been. The first thing I noticed was an ornate, oversized chandelier, so pretty. Anyway the important stuff, the food and the drank. We started with […]

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Fusion Taco Truck

September 24, 2010

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So when I saw Fusion Taco, featured on Food Network’s [Canadian] show North American Street Food Vendors, tweet (@fusiontaco) they would be on the westside, I jumped at my chance to try them during my lunch hour. On my way there it started pouring so I was prepared to go somewhere else, but to my […]

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Flying Saucer: Randall 3.0 + DFH Punkin Ale (and some other beers)

September 22, 2010

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So when I first saw someone post on twitter that tonight at Flying Saucer (tonight was also Brew Nite featuring the annual FS Oktoberfest Stein, 2fer!) in downtown they would be Randalling a Dogfish beer (first it was Palo Santo but the distributor apparently ran out so now it is Punkin Ale) I was like […]

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Casserole & Beer Cupcakes!

September 21, 2010

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So after many meals with the Wise/Sprague Tricycle I decided I needed to test out one of Christine‘s recipes for myself. I decided to go with something simple, since I wanted to spend more time shit-talking with my friend who is getting married and I will be a bridesmaid, than slaving over a stove. From […]

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Anthony Bourdain in Houston

September 20, 2010

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So, after a lovely dinner with the tricycle, we headed off to downtown to Jones Hall to see the one and only Anthony Bourdain. He spoke for about 90 minutes then took several questions. He opened by talking so much shit about food network personalities, except for my faves Giada and Ina, which he said […]

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No Label Brewing Co- Open House

September 19, 2010

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Erin and I met at Los Cucos in Katy before heading over to No Label Brewing Co, a brand new brewery in Katy that does an open house on Saturdays from 1-3Pm. They offer glasses, tshirts, koozies and other merchandise for sale, but the beer is free! I picked up a pint glass, tshirt and […]

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Oktober in Houston

September 17, 2010

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October is a great month: Halloween, the start of fall, seasonal beers are everywhere in sight and of course all the great things happening in Houston! I recently bought my ticket to Saint Arnold‘s Oktoberfest bash at the Brewery for Saturday October 2nd, which includes food, beer (DUH) and a sweet Oktoberfest stein. I will […]

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Girl date at Yardhouse!

September 15, 2010

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So instead of driving my ass in to downtown for Flying Saucer’s brewnite- I had a girl date with my boo Christine at the new(ish) Yardhouse in the cool new CityCentre at Beltway 8 and Memorial area. I have been to a Yardhouse in Long Beach (LBC!) back when I watched the Dynamo suffer a […]

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Tuesday Tasting at Block 7 Wine Co- Under 500 Case Taste

September 14, 2010

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Well, it’s Tuesday again, but at least it’s not Monday! On Tuesdays, Block 7 Wine Company, in the Heights, does a free wine tasting from 6-9PM usually with a different theme each week.  This week’s theme is “Under 500 Case Taste” or a tasting of small case production wines from California and Washington. This is […]

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Sunday Funday!

September 13, 2010

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So Sundays are usually pretty lazy for me, I catch up on laundry and watch trashy TV, but yesterday, I was invited to watch my friends brew some beer (hopefully it’s delicious! it smelled so good) and since I have never seen the home brew process, I couldn’t say no! While there I was treated […]

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Friday Night Tricycle

September 11, 2010

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After delicious pizza at Candelari’s on Washington in the Heights we (the Wises and I) decided to head over to Petrol Station to grab some beers. This dive bar used to be a gas station (oh really?!) and when you walk in there is an L shaped bar and a few tables plus the back […]

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Hatch Burger at The Burger Guys

September 10, 2010

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So, just yesterday at 12225 Westheimer (west side!) did The Burger Guys open up, and for lunch today I had to see what it was all about. Right when you walk in there is a small holding area for taking orders and checking out the blackboards for the menu and specials. Since it was only […]

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Unibroue La Fin du Monde

September 8, 2010

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of a) attending the Brewmasters International Beer Festival and b) trying two Unibroue beers, the Ephemere and Trois Pistoles. Both were fantastic, definitely some of my favorites at the festival. The La Fin Du Monde was also available, but since I knew I would try it at Brew Nite […]

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Tuesday Tasting at Block 7 Wine Co- The Revolutionaries

September 7, 2010

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All of my posts to date have been about delicious beers, but at heart I am a red wine girl. When I was 14, at Thanksgiving dinner, I was allowed to drink red wine by my father. This has to be my earliest memory of drinking and serious bonding with my pops. From then on, […]

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

September 6, 2010

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After a lazy Labor Day, and a crazy weekend with great friends and plenty of beer, I decided to crack open my first Dogfish Head Punkin Ale of the year. Back in June, I was invited by my favorite married couple (Jdawg and CWise) to a beer dinner at Vic and Anthony’s downtown that featured […]

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Heineken Dark Lager & Dogfish Head Theobroma

September 6, 2010

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Don’t judge me for drinking both a Heineken and a delicious, rare Dogfish Head beer in one sitting, as well as some Malbec, haha! Both are something I’ve never tried before, and I have to say (obviously) the the Dogfish Head was amazing, and the Heineken was better than expected. I loved Heineken at 0° […]

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New Belgium Hoptober Golden Ale

September 5, 2010

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It’s game day for the Houston Dynamo and Labor Day weekend, so drinking is abound, not that its much different from any other weekend, nonetheless I am trying a new beer, the New Belgium fall seasonal, Hoptober. This fall seasonal is brewed with five hops: Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette, and Glacier. “Pale and wheat malt […]

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