Category Archives: Food for Thought

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

What’s wrong with Houston barbecue?

Trinity Plate – Pierson & Company Bar-B-Que – Houston, TX Houston barbecue sucks. At least that’s what the self-proclaimed barbecue experts say. I’ll admit to being one of those self-proclaimed experts. For years I’ve lamented the state of barbecue in … Continue reading

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Restaurant rules to survive (and thrive) by

I recently wrote about etiquette tips that diners can use to make the restaurant dining experience more enjoyable. Similarly, there are rules that restaurants can follow to make the diner’s experience more enjoyable and thus have the salutary effect of … Continue reading

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Almost Famous

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing lately about the lack of national recognition for Houston’s thriving food scene. Pupuseria Emanuel But God forbid, the day comes when selling yourself is as important as the music you make.   – Russell Hammond … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my chi? Hot pot for mind and body

Traditional Chinese medicine is a mind-numbingly complex, and yet artfully simple, way of a looking at the physical and spiritual health of a human being. Very generally, it is based on the philosophical belief that the universe is saturated with … Continue reading

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KHOU Does a Hatchet Job on Taco Trucks

The headline on the KHOU website was alarming: “Health department says filthy taco truck vendors found during surprise visits.” It was also surprising, at least to me. I’m a taco truck connoisseur. N Airline tacos The food can be phenomenal … Continue reading

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