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As related in My Table SideDish, I loved Caracol. I even made a return trip on Christmas Eve. The interior is almost as pretty as the food, so here are some shots of each from my two visits. All photos by Phaedra Cook, ©2013 Houston Food Adventures.

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Triniti Restaurant & Bar is about to hit its two-year anniversary. It also marks two years since I wrote my first article for My Table SideDish. Triniti’s anniversary has been an easy benchmark for me to use to mark time with SideDish. None of us show any signs of quitting anytime soon. I really cannot […]

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The judges’ room for the dessert portion of the Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Competition “Small Bites” = Phaedra’s random musings and Food-As-Life stories Yesterday, thanks to an opportunity that came through the Houston Press’ “Eating… Our Words” blog, I was able to participate as a judge for the Dessert Competition portion of the World’s Championship […]

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by Phaedra Cook; photos by Chuck Cook Photography Gerry and Adriana Sarmiento left the information technology world to start an Italian restaurant. Gerry studied and took over the chef duties while Adriana handled the front of the house. Both became certified in wine. Under their care, Mezzanotte Ristorante has established a fine reputation as one […]

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It’s been an amazingly productive writing week and I feel great about it. The Houston Press graciously agreed to start considering articles from me for their “Eating Our Words” blog. I think this will allow me reach a wider audience. However, don’t think there won’t still be articles appearing here at Houston Food Adventures. Not […]

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by Phaedra Cook Photos by Chuck Cook The Money Cat Brunch at Umai 8400 Bellaire Boulevard  Houston, TX 77036 No reservations; waiting list available 9 am to 3 pm, Sundays only Prices: $3 to $15 per item on the day visited If you’ve kept up with the Houston food scene the last few years, you already […]

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When I started Houston Food Adventures, I initially thought that I’d be doing mostly restaurant reviews. Sometimes I do, but along the way I discovered that the people who push Houston’s food culture forward fascinate me. Almost uniformly, people in the industry are caring and intelligent. They work hard and play hard, and I simply […]

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Thanks to all of the donors, volunteers and bidders for helping Linda! The final totals and bidder numbers are below. Item # Description Donor Retail Min. Bid Final Bid Bidder 1 Mystery Sommelier Package: Drink the contents of Justin Vann’s refrigerator. Who is he? Oh, only an Advanced Sommelier… but be warned. He’s really into […]

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As you might have noticed, this blog has lain fallow for a few months. I didn’t stop thinking about, eating or buying food, nor did I become destitute. (I’m very pleased about the latter, as I’ve been there and it’s no fun at all.) A few months ago, I got the best job of my […]

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I adore premium chocolate bars. I have a bit of chocolate every single day, and that makes me a pretty happy gal. There are so many premium brands on the market now, though, that it can get a bit overwhelming. Hopefully, I’ll be able to save you a few bucks or at least steer you […]

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