Dallas—a rebirth and cosmopolitan makeover

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Dallas. With its transformed cultural landscape and cosmopolitan makeover, Dallas has finally lived down its big-hair-and-hats reputation from the ‘80s. Its rebirth is most obvious at its epicenter, where downtown now teems with lofts, celebrity chef-driven restaurants and the largest contiguous urban arts [...]

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A LA based foodie from Houston Likes Uchiko in Austin

Tough to not see why…The food looks great, the menu amazing and the setting! Food made with love and artistry: The finished product: The environs: How’s this for a sample of the daily cold tasting menu— which they have in addition to sake menus, hot and other tasting menus, daily menus!?!?!?: UCHIKO SUSHI

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A LA based foodie from Houston give some tips.

My friend Traci is now based in LA but loves food and is always recommending the newest places to me and she is generally right on the mark. So when I was off to Houston she made the following suggestions: Steak:  Vic and Anthony’s-Great Steakhouse, great martinis. Their cuts of meat are excellent and if [...]

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Indika: Modern Indian Food in Houston

It’s easy to find great Indian in New York, London and other international melting pot cities. BUT to find not only good Indian, but Indian with a modern twist and contemporary flavor juxtapositioning in Houston? well the answer is yes and its called Indika. I got convinced by a good friend in Houston to bypass [...]

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Global BBQ and Grill Survey: Blacks BBQ-Texas

When 5 Texans,  from different walks of life and from different cities and backgrounds, all tell you that their favorite BBQ place in Texas is BLACKS BBQ-well you listen. And then you look at the below picture…and you salivate….. And because you can’t be part, at least not for awhile, there digging in, you buy [...]

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Maine Lobster Roll goes Inland-And Perla’s hits a home run!

I grew up at the ocean, I had friends who were clammers,  we fished, the east coast shellfish was awesome…so when I hear let’s have seafood at a place in Texas, inland no less I am suspicious-But how Wrong was I!!! Perla’s of Austin has a great layout (I hate formal seafood places-not that anything [...]

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The Salt Lick-Great BBQ in the City and the Airport

When you live in airports like we all do, finding great airport food is simply a great find. The Salt Lick at the Austin airport is a great find. It’s not pre-heated, unflavored airport gruel, but real Texas bbq. I had a deliciously tender brisket sandwich with some decent slaw, pickle and a Pepsi for [...]

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Hugo’s Mexican Food of Houston-Es La Mejor!

As a Californian, I always think that we have the best Mexican food in the union. But then I go to Texas and say “we are not worthy”. I was in Houston last week for a meeting and some of my work buddies there suggested a dinner at “Chuys” not the bad chain but the [...]

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