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Fluff Bake Bar In Houston Makes Us Smile

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I know we do not chat much about Houston very often, even though they are truly packed with these amazing restaurants and watering holes, but we  absolutely must tell you travelers, and the few Houstonians we know who read us, about Fluff Bake Bar.

Born in Laramie, Wyoming (isn’t that where Michael Martensen is from?), Rebecca realized at an early age that baking would become more than a hobby. In 1999, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, earning a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and soon securing a coveted internship at Hotel le Bristol. While there, she accompanied Executive Chef Eric Frechon to New York for French consular events.  Continue reading

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An Outsiders Guide To Houston’s Chinatown

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Houston is home to the second largest Asian population in the United States (behind Los Angeles), so naturally a part of the city is full of restaurants and businesses run by the Asian community. The area is known colloquially as “Chinatown,” but is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Originally, Chinatown was located on the East side of Houston (now known as EaDo, now has grown and largely relocated to the Southwest.

This section of Southwest Houston is populated by Houstonians with Vietnamese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Korean, and many other heritages. Treasures of many kinds exist throughout Chinatown, but they can be hard to spot from the street.

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A Preview of Chamberlain’s Brau Haus at Addison Oktoberfest

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I was recently invited to the home of Richard Chamberlain for a preview of what he will be serving this year at the Addison Oktoberfest coming up September 20-23, 2018. Chef Chamberlain, of course, is the chef and proprietor of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop (recently celebrated his 25th anniversary) and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill both located in Addison, Texas.

One of my first interviews with Chamberlain was while doing work for the Observer, you may read about that here for some background intelligenceContinue reading

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JMBLYA Back in Texas May 4-6

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ScoreMore Shows is proud to announce the full music lineup for the sixth annual JMBLYA, which will return to Dallas, Austin, and Houston on May 4, 5, and 6, respectively. GA and VIP tickets are on sale now.

Headlining the 2018 fest will be North Carolinian, Grammy-nominated emcee J. Cole, who continues to prep for the highly-anticipated follow up project to the critically-acclaimed, platinum-certified album 4 Your Eyez Only. New additions to the 2018 lineup include two of the most sought-after acts in hip-hop today, both of whom are Grammy-nominated, as well – Atlanta-based trap-rappers Migos, whose recently released Culture II album just hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and Bronx-born Cardi B, who continues to dominate the radio charts this year after debuting her No. 1 smash hit “Bodak Yellow” in late 2017. With “Bodak Yellow”, Cardi B is the first woman rapper to score an unassisted No. 1 hit on the Billboard 100 charts since Lauryn Hill did the same nearly two decades ago. Cardi B is also featured on the debut single “Motorsport” from Migos’ recent album. Continue reading

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Eat Me: The Hot Dog at Bowl and Barrel

bowl and barrelby Steven Doyle

The hot dog has fallen on hard times in Dallas. What was once the sweetheart of the rodeo with locations across town where you could get a good meaty custom dog, now it is a bit dodgy. With the loss of some wonderful dogs, such as Luscher’s, Samson’s, Jerry’s, and Old World Sausage Company, There is still a terrific stand-out in Bowl and Barrel.   Continue reading

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Local Pastry Chefs Step Up To Aid Harvey Victims

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Dallas bakers and confectioners have joined forces with #SweetOnHouston to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief services via the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Paying homage to the state of Texas and the mighty pecan, participants will donate 100% of the proceeds of their pecan confection through the end of September to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Local retailers include Amazeballz Cake Balls, Birdcage Bakeshop, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, Cocoandré Chocolatier, Cretia’s, Dallas Caramel Company, Emporium Pies, Haute Sweets Pâtisserie, Joy Macarons, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Kessler Baking Studio, Rush Pâtisserie and Val’s Cheesecakes.

GHCF is a foundation dedicated to expanding the philanthropic impact of donors.

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