Texas Chili: What it is, What it Isn’t & Why I’m Obsessed With the State’s Favorite Dish

POSTED: November 30, 2023 AT 7:40 am   /   Comfort Food, Food Finds, Meat!, Tex-Mex, Texas

What style of barbecue is best? Sauce or no sauce? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos? Kolaches or klobasniky? Whataburger vs. In-N-Out Burger? (Okay, that last one isn’t even a contest.) Of all these, few food debates in Texas bring the heat quite like chili con carne, both figuratively and literally. No matter how you prefer […]

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Cottonwood’s Chef is Bringing Outstanding Steak Nights to Your Local Houston Bar

POSTED: August 28, 2023 AT 9:31 am   /   Bars With A Full Menu, Meat!

Chef and managing partner Zach McClendon of Cottonwood — the popular Garden Oaks bar located at 3422 North Shepherd— has found a happy medium beefing up his ElementsHTX pop-ups at bars around Houston while raising the steaks at Cottonwood.  McClendon is a Houston native with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He’s […]

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First Bite: Casa Do Brasil Opens In Houston

POSTED: November 2, 2020 AT 11:43 am   /   Food Finds, Meat!, Steakhouse

Casa Do Brasil recently opened in the Galleria area at 2800 Sage, providing Houstonians a new place to get their churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) fix. It fills the plaza’s end cap and shares the center with sushi bar Sage 400 and The Burger Palace. The original location opened in College Station in 2017 and the new location […]

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11 Houston Restaurants Serving Locally Raised Meats

POSTED: September 23, 2020 AT 4:08 pm   /   Food Finds, Meat!

“People just trust local meats more than the big brands,” says BJ McElroy of 44 Farms. “They want to know who they are buying from.” One reason for this: the meat-packing industry has taken several hits over the last few years as Texas Monthly pointed out in its September issue. The most recent setback were […]

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