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A recent conversation in a foodie discussion group bemoaned the lack of a good Southern California-style burrito in Houston. We have burritos, but they tend to be more of a Tex-Mex style, often with rice and/or refried beans among the ingredients; the …

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The scene: The waning days of Advent, Christmas coming up. I’m winding up the year for clients and getting ready for the holiday with family.

Out of the blue, a cryptic message from an Italian man that no one wants to cross. Tony Faour, the BBQ Godfather, master of smoked meats and sautéed mushrooms. Tony’s reputation is known all up and down I-45: If you have a craving for excellent BBQ, Tony

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Gino’s East, the renowned Chicago pizzeria, is in the process of opening it’s first location outside of Illinois. They ran into a big problem, and RC Gallegos, owner of RC’s NYC Pizza, an established pizzeria located near the new restaurant, stepped in…

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Update: As of Dec 16, 2014, guests are reporting a two-hour wait for tables during the week. Combine that with 45 minutes to cook a deep-dish pizza, and you’re not going to be eating in a hurry. Caveat diner.

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One of the culinary world’s et…

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Back when I lived in Austin, I dined frequently with my good friend Bruce, a talented amateur chef who was very knowledgable about the restaurant industry. He had one rule he always recommended when dining: Order what the restaurant is known for.

It…

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It’s frustrating to wait in line at our favorite BBQ spots, only to find out that they’re run out of the meat you’re craving. This happens to most BBQ lovers at some point, and many ask themselves the obvious question:

“Hey, BBQ guy! Why don’t you jus…

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Out here in the Woodlands, we’re fortunate enough to have some very good BBQ. Pits like Corkscrew BBQ and BBQ Godfather serve up excellent renditions of their respective styles; Corkscrew having been named amongst the Best in Texas (and thus the world)…

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Are you ready for a disaster? The next hurricane to hit the Houston area, or some other event?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, many parts of our area were without power for days. It could happen again. Learn how to prepare for a disaster, and how …

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Today we have a review from a guest reviewer, Hirotoshi Mugen. Hiro is a BBQ enthusiast and member of Woodlands Area Foodies, and he recently took the plunge and tried the new, smaller beef ribs (and other meats) at Corkscrew BBQ. He also makes an inte…

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The Woodlands has a reputation for chain restaurants. And while that reputation isn’t totally deserved, it does have some merit. For every great independent out here, like Hubbell & Hudson Bistro, Republic Grill, Pallotta’s, or Fielding’s, there ar…

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