South Beach: Yardbird

Despite being one of the southern most cities in the US, I ordinarily would never trust Miami to produce quality southern cooking. For ceviche and cuban sandwiches I would go to Miami, but for grits and collard greens in Florida, I figured you’d be better off in a place like Gainesville. Perhaps Gainesville does have…

Dinner and Dessert-for-Dinner

One thing I love about food in New York, which I think makes it different from food in many other places in the world, is its specialization. Not only is it possible to find “the best Italian” or “the best deli” or “the best ____,” but in New York, these best of categories seem take on…

Fort Lauderdale: Coconuts

I started a new project with a client in Miami a couple of weeks ago. But between moving my stuff into storage (read: my parent’s house) in Dallas, packing and moving to New York (I am now officially a New Yorker!), and travelling to and from Miami in between, I’ve been very neglectful of Tuesday…

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…