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Spending most our nights livin’ in the lobsta’s paradise

I wish I was referring to something luxurious with this terrible parody of a post title… you know, like champagne, caviar and lobster dinners every night. I wouldn’t want to eat lobster every night, but I mean, I could probably be persuaded to indulge in daily champagne and caviar. That …

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This is no longer a vacation. It’s a Quest.

Ah… where to begin with this one… Maybe with the second detainment, we’ve had in last two weeks upon our arrival in Mexico… or better yet, the third detainment at IAH in customs, on our return home thanks to a faulty system and the lack of communication between the CDC and USDA. …

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Julian Van Winkle’s Vanhattan

When Julian Van Winkle was in Houston for the Southern Foodways Alliance fundraiser that we hosted back in April he introduced us to the Vanhattan – his twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. It’s no secret, I love wine… but I also love a good bourbon cocktail. I had never had this delightful twist on the old classic, …

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Oui, Chef… Paul Roberts

  Paul Roberts, Master Sommelier & Colgin Cellars’ Chief Operating Officer     Paul is a wine god. Really though, if they existed, he would be the Zeus of the wine world. This seventh generation Texan and native Houstonian, was the youngest to ever achieve the Master Sommelier title at the …

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Tamarind BBQ Crabs

  Really, I should title this recipe: The Reason I Married My Husband, but that’s a bit of a mouth full. The first time I had BBQ crab, was just a few months after Bryan and I started dating  and were in New York for a City Grit dinner. I may have …

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Oh, Atlanta I Hear You Calling…

  It’s that time of year again. In just a few short days we’ll be flying to Atlanta for the annual Food and Wine Festival. My timehop app has been pinging me daily for the last week with photos from past trips reminding me that our departure is quickly approaching. Honestly, it’s not like …

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Cruisin at cocktail speed with Julian Van Winkle

    BOURBON MASTER, JULIAN VAN WINKLE Julian Van Winkle, is a superhero. No really, he is. Just like the rest of the world, we obsess over his bourbons. My personal favorite is the Pappy Van Winkle 20 year. As much as we like his bourbon, that’s not the reason we enjoy his, or his …

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Three Martini Marriage

    A few months after Bryan and I started dating, a woman that I had just been introduced to at the restaurant asked, “Is it hard dating someone who’s always working? How do you even have a relationship when he’s never around? Do you just sit around waiting and hoping he’ll have time left for …