Each week, I take a look at the food writing scene in Houston…and give my opinion on it.
Guess I better lead off with El Real and Katharine Shilcutt’s spotlight on the place. In it, the word “evangelist” was used twice in less than a five-word span. That was a little weird. Also, this article smells a little “conflicty of interest”. Maybe it should have been handed off. But no biggie…no matter what…coverage from HP on El Real will always draw a few snarls. But what really rubbed me the wrong way was a comment Ms. Shilcutt made in the box: “And although we have a lot of Tex-Mex in town, we have very few joints that I’d consider truly great — or truly vintage.” Umm, wrong.
Who doesn’t love a good list? Amber Ambrose does…and I like this one. Just a great topic and simple answers that probably took a shitload of emailing to collect. BTW…my guilty pleasure is Cool Ranch Doritos…hell, any Doritos for that matter.
If you have any interest in barbeque in Houston, J.C. Reid’s new pet project is a must follow. I am very intrigued on how this thing will play out. His take on health and environmental codes is a very interesting one. I truly encourage readers to check this out. Even if you don’t agree with J.C., I guarantee you’ll learn something along the way.
I enjoyed reading this piece by Marene Gustin. But it left me wanting just a tad more…maybe like a short career bio of the subject. Maeve O’Gorman Pesquera has a badass job, but it would have been interesting to read all the stops along the way.
A buddy of mine told me to check this site out. I’m intrigued. How have I not heard of this guy? I need to get my ass back in the loop. Even from afar.