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A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Po Boy at Danton's in Houston

Bah, I give most everything in the museum district a pass--too expensive by half. For my money, there's nowhere better than The Cajun Stop (neé Calliope's). Less than $10 for a roast beef poboy that drips down your arms until the last bite, which tends to be nothing more than juice-sodden bread. Delicious.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Weeping over how incredible that book must be.

On the Beer Trail: Bridge Brew Works Trubell in West Virginia

My exact thought process: that's my state! THAT'S MY TOWN! THAT'S MY BAR!! THAT'S MY BEER SHOP AND A MAN I KNOW!! I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE SHEPHERDSTOWN ON SERIOUSEATS. Nothing besides Grapes and Grains really qualifies for a review (besides maybe Shaharazades), so I'm glad you found the gem!

A Tour of Houston's Chinatown with Randy Evans and Van Pham

The fact that you were in Houston when I wasn't makes me want to cry, but Houston getting some recognition for being the phenomenal food town that it is sooths the burn a little.

Excellent Pork Ribs and Brisket at Gatlin's Barbecue in Houston

Oh man, this makes me so homesick.

Breakfast at the Airport: The Good and The Bad

Chicago is good for decent airport food. Whenever I fly through Midway, their Southwest hub, I always make sure to grab a Chicago dog in terminal B.

A Sandwich a Day: 2 Meat Combo at Kenny & Ziggy's in Houston

I get so excited every time I see a post about Houston! Kenny and Ziggy's should get a full write up for their soups alone--stupendous.

Cocktail 101: When Cocktail Ingredients Get Weird

Fist pump for the Houston mention! I've been reading about Anvil for years and I'm finally going to get over there my next visit back home.

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Flavors of Ice Cream

I feel ya Ed. Good peach ice cream is hard to find, but the best I probably ever got was at a little bait and tackle shop outside Casper, Wyoming, near Lake Alcova, with South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, MD running a close second.

Ever Tried Peanuts in Coke?

The Houston Press mag food blog actually ran an article the other week about a list of "top ten guilty texas pleasures" from several decades back, and one of them was Dr Pepper and peanuts!

Aglio e Olio (Garlic and Oil Sauce)

Made it for lunch--delicious, though I did overbrown my garlic a little.

Ask A Bartender: What Are The Best (And Worst) Parts of Your Job?

Oh my god Dave, I feel ya. Sunday is my night off and it's a bloody war finding someone to drink with.

Portable Nut Butter Pouches

Saw these on another blog a week or two ago--I think they'd be really excellent for backpacking, as nut butter is energy-dense and the packets would be *way* less weight and hassle to transport than a whole jar of something.

My 5 Favorite Episodes of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations

My favorite is probably still Peru. Something about doing psychotropics in the jungle just really appeals to me.

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

Corn, absolutely corn. When I was a kid there used to be a Fiesta by my house, and we'd go get roasted corn from the truck out front. After the Fiesta closed, we started making it at home. For some extra delicious, lime/cilantro butter. (in other grilling news, I saw a picture of a grilled avocado yesterday which, needless to say, has gone to the top of my "to do" list.)

The Vegan Experience Days 22 and 23: Charting My Cravings

So are you holding off on posting the refried beans recipe for a reason? Is it going to be like a final, "THIS WAS THE BEST VEGAN RECIPE" post? Because you said to "stay tuned" for the recipe way back on day 3. I'm dying of curiosity (and hunger!) over here!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Mr Gordon, you bear a striking resemblance to Martin Freeman, late of Sherlock and The Hobbit!

Hangover Helper: Migas at Goode Company Taqueria in Houston

So pleased to see Houston getting some attention, even if it is just a little. Your comment about making a hangover at Goode Company--is there some sort of Southwest piece upcoming where we might see a little more of H-town?

Cincinnati: Awesome Waffles from Taste of Belgium

Hmm. The type of waffle you describe as "Italian" is what I've come to know as Dutch waffles, because that's what stroopwaffels are made from.

Alice Waters' Swiss Chard Gratin

Could kale be substituted for chard?

Serious Reads: Fed Up With Lunch, by Sarah Wu

I've been checking out Mrs Wu's blog, and a trend that I've noticed about people who do these sorts of projects on school food is that wherever they're working, it has much better and more varied food (but also packaged? most of the food at my school was in metal steam trays that got dolloped out, not this packaged stuff) than the school I went to, where two to four days out of five I would skip lunch or only get one thing because I couldn't stomach 90% of the menu (and I am NOT a picky eater--this stuff was just disgusting.) Add to that the fact that I went to one of the most affluent (public) schools in my affluent city, it just makes me wonder what you would see if you did a country-wide survey of this kind of thing.

FergusStock 2011: Fergus Henderson at The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory

My St. John experience was mixed. The food (lamb's tongue and a white bean salad + marrow and parsley salad) was so good I almost cried, but I was unfortunately dining with some rather uncouth people, and so the service was duly uncomfortable. Not really the fault of the staff, more my massive embarrassment. Either way, I'm supremely jealous that I'm not in New York right now! (though my hometown is lucky enough to play host to St John's sister restaurant, Feast, so I guess I can live with that!)

New Favorite Candy Bar: Mui-Bon Avellana

Been seeing hints at a Texas post in the future--is this true? And will there be any more mention of Houston beyond this post?

Video: Serious Eats Bikes Brooklyn and Queens for Tacos (and Some Non-Taco Detours)

I *love* these Serious Eats videos. And I think Ed should just have his own Eats of New York show, either as webisodes or real TV, because his knowledge and love for the food and the city is really compelling and I love watching it. =D

Football, Deviled Eggs, Bloody Marys: NFL Week 7

Props to you for knowing the best place for pepperoni rolls is a truck stop! (alternatively, someone's mama's kitchen, but that's always the way.) Don't ever stop writing Mr Gordon, your columns are the best.

Side dishes for chickpea flour soup?

So tonight I'm going to be making that chickpea flour soup that was posted up a week or so ago. The post says it goes well with a simple green salad, but that's kind of extremely boring, plus I'm making this for my father, who has a tendency to not eat all day while he's working, so he'll probably be hungrier than just a soup and salad.

So, does anyone know of some somewhat more substantial side dishes that might go well with this soup?

Thanks so much!

West Virginia restaurants?

Hey! I've recently moved to West Virginia from Houston, Texas, and the most trying form of culture shock I've experienced thus far is the food. I'm used to a wide and varied selection of restaurants and cuisines, and I am now faced with a culture that considers Applebee's and other similar chains as the forefront of food.

I'm in the Shepherdstown, Martinsburg area, but I'm willing to drive (and have driven) as far as Frederick for some interesting food, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd be much obliged.

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