Category Archives: Food for Thought

Writing that features a discussion or debate about food related issues.

2014 UK Barbecue Tour

2014 UK Barbecue Tour – photo rooreynolds I’ll be touring Texas-inspired barbecue joints in the United Kingdom starting January 8th. Here’s some background. The export of Texas barbecue – or more specifically the culture of Texas barbecue – is a … Continue reading

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Crab-tastrophe!

Traditional fried crabs at Benno’s “There’s just nothing coming up out of the water,” explained Tracy Deltz, owner of Benno’s in Galveston, when I asked why he’s had trouble keeping crabs on the menu this summer. It’s a refrain I’ve … Continue reading

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Meatopia & Sipping from the Spring at Broken Arrow Ranch

Meatopia TX “What’s one piece of advice you’d give about hosting a meat-centric festival in Texas?,” I imagine someone asking me. “Just don’t schedule it on the same day as the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival,” I’d reply. As someone with … Continue reading

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The Pass at The Pass & Provisions

Beef at The Pass The Pass at The Pass & Provisions may be the most ambitious restaurant ever opened in Houston. Am I late to this? I had not really followed the two chefs when they did the “Just August” … Continue reading

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Retsina: Greek Wine of Flavor and History

Kourtaki retsina One of the great pleasures of traveling is the ability to literally walk in the footsteps of ancient peoples. For me, a favorite destination is the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, where you can climb through the Propylaea (gate) … Continue reading

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