Lance, Frank, and I open the show with a discussion on Bradley Manning’s sentencing or a hodge podge of food-related topics. One of those.
Don’t think there’s any place around Houston that has the look of Mr. Peeples. Check out the photos from Eater here of the pool table, Houston skyline in chandeliers, and the masks at the hostess stand which kind of creep me out. Tim and Rachel Kohler and chef de cuisine Rick Guerrero join us to talk design and food.
David Keck from Camerata gives us all the details on the recently opened wine bar that is adjacent to Paulie’s. Rosés get me through the Houston heat.
–The Cereal – White Gazpacho at The Pass. You need it.
–Top Chef’s Jen Carroll and Concrete Blonde’s lead singer got beef? Yeah, one of these people is kinda crazy.
–Writing of Top Chef, Thrillist has the most complete Where Are They Now? Top Chef edition you’ll ever see.
–Not food-related, but HENRY WINKLER TO PARKS AND RECREATION!!! Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe out at midseason. Win some. Lose some.
–Why wouldn’t you want to look at an Alcatraz menu from 1946? Food-wise they had it pretty damn good. And here I always thought “dinner” and “supper” was the same thing.
–I’m surprised it took this long for a Deep Fried Masters show on Food Network. If you’re familiar with the Big Tex competition at the State Fair of Texas then you might recognize a couple of the names competing.
–Robb Walsh quoting Nicki Minaj in a restaurant review? Robb Walsh quoting Nicki Minaj in a restaurant review.
–Looking forward to El Big Bad with Randy Rucker at the helm.
–Gots to have big ones to tell a health inspector that mouse droppings on a cake are “chocolate sprinkles.”
–I had no idea that there were places in Houston that offered shark fin soup. Disgusting.
–2 for 21 in baseball means you probably play for the Astros. 2 for 21 in restaurants saved through your Fox “reality” show means you’re Kitchen Nightmares.
–Alison Cook with a review of the Eatsie Boys Café. That What the Falafel? is awesome and it’s just stupid I can’t wash it down with an 8th Wonder IntellectuAle there.
–Alas, the last of Flavor Flav’s Chicken and Ribs restaurants has shuttered. Sigh.
–This has nothing to do with food, but they are some pretty promising trailers for American Hustle and Lone Survivor.