Maialino

Many of the restaurants in New York are best enjoyed at a certain time of day for a particular meal. But finding a restaurant where you feel equally at home for different meals, and the meals are equally as satisfying, is rare. One of the only restaurants in New York where I feel I could…

An ode to breakfast in Houston

I adore breakfast. You can get it sweet (french toast) You can get is savory (steak and eggs) You can get it salty (bacon with a side of bacon). Or you can get all of the above (chicken and waffles with maple syrup amiright?) And there’s never any pressure to get a salad. Amen. So…

A first taste of Brooklyn

For those dedicated followers of Tuesday Special, I have a very special announcement to make – Come June 1, this Texas born and bred lady will be heading to the big apple! or actually, its très hipster neighbor, Brooklyn. As endeared as I am to the people and culture of Texas, I’ve been itching for…

Best coffee in Houston – Catalina and Blacksmith

I make a lot of promises to myself with the goal of self improvement – I’m going to run more. I’m going to wake up earlier. I’m going to make my bed every morning. Despite my best intentions, most of these goals are either not sustained for very long or fail immediately (what can I…

NOLA: my favorite place to eat

A lot of people seem to have difficulty identifying exactly what “American” food is, and what typical American dishes are. Traditional foods from other places in the world are more obvious. Italy has pasta and pizza, France has cheese and wine, India has an incredible varieties of curries. But most people, Americans and other alike,…