Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Adventures in cooking

November 2, 2006

After several test runs, I successfully made an omelette today for the first time.

Then I grabbed some garlic, oregano, pepper, salsa, and cheese, and turned it into a pizza:

It was good


Good restaurant downtown

August 3, 2006

Next time you’re downtown for lunch, give La Terrazza a try. Like all downtown restaurants, it’s a little pricey, but at La Terrazza you actually get what you pay for.

(Update: The sign out front says “La Capanna”, but Google Maps still calls it “La Terrazza”. The menu and prices in the restaurant are the same as what is on the website, though. Odd.)

Wine note

February 2, 2006

One of my roommates asked me to try a wine he had bought that disappointed him: Parsons Creek “Old Vines” Zinfandel from 2002.

It’s never a good sign when you sniff a wine and the first thought that comes to mind is “pool chlorine”.

Minty goodness

January 30, 2006

Do yourself a favor and try this ice cream.

Best ice cream I’ve ever had. (Sorry, Blue Bell!)

Dasani frightens me

May 17, 2005

On the label of Dasani’s new lemon-flavored offering, it describes the contents as a “natural lemon-flavored water beverage”.

“Water beverage”?

Is that the liquid equivalent of “cheese food”?

Thursday evening at El Rey

April 16, 2004

I strongly recommend the Cuban sandwich at El Rey Taqueria (we went to the one at Main and Congress, but they have other Houston locations). And if you can buy it take-out, and go to a nearby pub to wash it down with a glass of Shiraz, then all the better.

Pizza in Houston

January 4, 2004

Earlier this weekend, I had the best pizza I’ve had since moving to Texas (admittedly not a high bar to clear). Sicily Pizza & Pasta’s pie won’t make anyone forget New Jersey’s finest, but if you live in Houston, it’s well worth a try.