I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends
My friends from Little Rock, Houston. and various other parts of the country offer their expertise and opinions on the food scene in their respective communities. Each one gives The Mighty Rib a fresh perspective and topics cover anything from the latest fast food craze to a a perfectly seared filet mignon.
I can’t say enough good things about all of these folks. I am so appreciative of their efforts and I have absolutely no doubt you’ll enjoy reading their posts.
She Said, She Said
Shelley is a native Houstonian and has been friends with several members of The Mighty Rib team for many years. She is thrilled to be one half of the She Said, She Said duo, giving her monthly take on Houston restaurants.
Shelley can most likely be found surrounded by lawyers, drinking a beer in the backyard with her husband Rob, or taste-testing Rob’s latest attempt at mastering the elusive Chicken Vindaloo.
Carrie may currently reside in Houston, but she will always be a Vermonter at heart. A fan of real maple syrup and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, she has grown to love the culinary offerings of H-town. A stay-at-home mom, Carrie prefers cooking to other domestic duties. While she doesn’t consider herself very creative in the kitchen, Carrie enjoys trying new recipes and baking sweet treats for friends and family.
Vivek, a food blogger running Vivek’s Epicurean Adventures, is based out of Nashville, TN. Vivek helps elevate simple, classic dishes with the inclusion of new and exciting ingredients or by applying interesting techniques to help satisfy everyone’s culinary fancy.
Vivek met Kevin because both Kevin’s wife and Vivek went to Vanderbilt University. And even though Kevin is a die-hard Houston Texans fan and Vivek will lay down his life for the Tennessee Titans, they both agree that food is a way for all people to come together. By engaging in a little higher learning, everyone can elevate their daily ritual to something really special.
Michael is a lifelong Houstonian who prides himself on finding hidden gems where people might not always think to look. He loves Tex-Mex, bourbon, cooking for friends, and sharing his passion for food with anyone who will listen.
Michael had gastric surgery in mid-2011 and has changed his eating habits accordingly.He tries to work with local and organic ingredients as much as possible. He appreciates everything in moderation and takes nothing for granted when it comes to cooking and food.
Michael is active in coaching youth sports and enjoys movies and music. He lives in Spring, TX with his wife and 2 kids.
Fatty loves food. There isn’t a fast food establishment he hasn’t tried. He occasionally makes up his own stuff (for example, have you ever tried an Ultimate cheeseburger on Sourdough bread? Or a Whataburger with chorizo on Texas Toast?) when new fast food items are available for him to try.
Fatty’s a huge fan of his son, the City of Houston and finding great fast food. He’s got no qualms going to try a new food offering and telling you it sucks.
Natalie the Nomad
Natalie juggles the duties of an Army wife with being a stay-at-home mom to an adventurous kid. She believes in keeping a balance of a healthy body and peaceful mind; but will have a slice of cheesecake and a glass of wine if the day calls for it.
With the all travels she’s made, Natalie’s had quite an experience in worldwide cuisine. She is always setting out in search of new places – cute and personal coffee shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and friendly farmers markets. You can guarantee she will find places off the beaten path.
A devout (but not crazy) vegetarian for more than 20 years, Molly has literally known Kevin since she was born. Along with her meat-free mantra, Molly’s food interests also include vegan and organic.
When Molly is not sniffing out new dessert bakeries, she enjoys long distance running, traveling with her husband. Keith. and playing with her dog, Holiday. Her favorite cuisine is Mediterranean and she is a connoisseur of falafel and hummus.
She Said, He Said
Born with pen in hand, Becca is an award-winning writer and photographer located in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has written for many local publications including The Daily Record, AY Magazine, Rock City Eats, and more. She thinks Virginia Woolf said it best – “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Follow her foodventures on Instagram – @wheresbeccajane.
You Are What You Eat
Lyndi is a food blogger based out of Northwest Arkansas. She is often challenged (but not defeated) by food allergies (wheat, gluten, and dairy), food sensitivities (hard nuts, beans, and dried fruits), and conscience (pork-free and shellfish-free).
A self-proclaimed foodie, she is always on the quest to learn everything she can about the simplicity of foods… from the ordinary to the exquisite. And she tries her best not to longingly lust after the foods she avoids. She simply chooses to make the best of it!
Mal B's Spots
Mallory is a Little Rock-native who happily dedicates the majority of spending her time and money to enjoying food and drinks. She’ll bring you something fresh every month about her favorite spots in town.
Kibbey was born and raised in rural Arkansas and now lives in the sprawling Little Rock Metroplex. He enjoys eating food, talking about food, traveling for food, cooking food, thinking about food, and planning his next food….and coffee.