Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zagat 2011 Ranks Houston Restaurants

It's that time again.  Zagat, the iconic restaurant guide, has released its national guide.  Entitled "America's Top Restaurants 2011" it includes restaurants in the Houston area.

(For some unknown reason, the fourth largest city in the USA isn't worthy of its own guide.)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Zelko Bistro - Upscale Comfort Food in the Heights

For many chefs, owning a restaurant is the ultimate dream.  Extending one's vision beyond the plate is a big step, but expertise in the kitchen doesn't necessarily translate into success at the front of the house.  We're always excited to see a chef take this big step, but in many cases, we have to wonder if it is a wise one.

Enter Jaime Zelko.  She'd won numerous awards for her work as Executive Chef at Bistro Lancaster, and her cuisine drew high praise from patrons.  When she announced that she was opening her own place in the Heights, we were looking forward to seeing what would come forth from this creative mind.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cheesy. In a Good Way

We love cheese.  But we often are overwhelmed by the different choices out there.

Fortunately, there's a solution.

HEB's Central Market, one of our favorite places to shop for groceries, has released an accessible but comprehensive Cheese Guide, with history, accopaniments, beer and wine pairings, storage tips, and more.

(PDF download, perfect for your iPad or iPhone)