Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar 1050 Studewood St Houston, TX 77008 libertykitchenoysterbar.com Yelp   It’s amazing how looks can be deceiving.  Food can be made to look and play the part of the delicious and delectable star of the show, but can turn out to be a disappointing and uninspired performance.  The analogy might apply…

Killen’s BBQ

Killen’s BBQ 3613 E. Broadway Pearland, TX 77581 killensbarbeque.com Yelp When in Rome, do as the Romans.  In Houston, they stand in long lines under the punishing sun, enveloped in the sweltering heat, with a beer in one hand, all for the promise of Killen’s BBQ.  Texas is all about the BBQ.  This line was…

Zydeco Louisiana Diner

Zydeco Louisiana Diner 1119 Pease St. Houston, TX 77002 zydecolouisianadiner.com Yelp   I’ve only ever been to Houston once in my life.  It was for a funeral.  Kinda morbid I know, but you can imagine that I didn’t do much recreational eating during my short trip there 4 years ago.  I was visiting Bair Hugger,…

Yardbird Southern Table

Yardbird Southern Table might have been the foodie highlight of my Miami trip.  I was super excited to find out they opened a post in Las Vegas.  I was wary though.  Sometimes the quality can falter when places expand to Vegas.  I feel like chains/restaurateurs/chefs just expand to the Sin City for the sake of…

4th Street Market

Growing up in Orange County, Santa Ana was NEVER the place to be.  In fact, it was the place you wanted to avoid if you valued your money, valuables, and safety.  My how the world, has changed.  Santa Ana is now like one of the many small pockets of hipster-dom in Orange County.  It’s one…

Phil’s BBQ

Phil’s BBQ had been on our minds all weekend, considering it was sandwiched just minutes between our hotel and the tennis center.  We were half serious about going here after our dinner at Buona Forchetta to maximize our eating experience with the short time we had in San Diego.  Fortunately, sensibility trumped gluttony and we…

Screendoor

Southern food is not really my favorite food.  The food is just too heavy and low on the vegetable/high fiber component.  I’m not a healthnut really, but I prefer balance in my diet and Southern food represents everything wrong with the American diet in this country.  So you’ll rarely see my seek out Southern food,…

Yardbird Southern Table

I think everyone would agree that Yardbird was the foodie highlight of our Miami trip.  The food was spot on, well executed, and delighted all of our hungry tummies, which were left with food babies just before our privately chartered boat trip for the afternoon.  No matter though, I just never took off my dress/cover…

Pine State Biscuits

So this post marks a FIRST.  I used my iPhone to take these pictures!  You may have noticed, but I ain’t eating out as much these days.  So I don’t just leave my camera in my purse anymore because it’s just too heavy even though it’s just a point and shoot.  People rave about this…

Brenda’s French Soul Food

I like brunch, but I don’t love it.  As a result, I am never too keen on waiting the 1-2 hours that some really popular brunch places command on the weekends, the only time most people, including myself, can enjoy brunch.  Fortunately, if I go in with the right mindset and pre-eat, waiting isn’t such…