Articles regarding the food scene in Houston vis a vis the Super Bowl.
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Vogue - “…With robust international influences from a diverse population, the sprawling metropolis offers plenty of diverse neighborhoods to explore, along with exotic cuisines, of-the-moment boutiques, and innovative art offerings.”
Boston.com - "…if Houston has a problem, it’s too many options. " [Ain’t that the truth!]
Houston Press - “With all the fun brought on by Super Bowl LI, expect this week’s hottest culinary happenings to be tastier than ever:”
espn.com - “Texas Short Rib Grilled Cheese” [Do want!]
Houston Chronicle - “Facilities management company Aramark on Tuesday unveiled the food that will be available for purchase during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.” [That might be the most tortured sentence I’ve ever read!]
Food and Wine, (Phaedra Cook Blog Post) - “Nothing puts the spurs to progress like a hard deadline. With Super Bowl 2017 approaching, top Houston chefs have raced to open exciting new restaurants downtown near the George R. Brown Convention Center, as well as in the restaurant-packed Montrose and Upper Kirby areas. If you’re coming to town for the game, here are the reservations to make right now.”
Food Network - "The host city of this year’s big game has a bustling art scene and a slew of international restaurants. We found plenty of reasons to visit now, or anytime.
I picked up ribs. I think I’ve made ribs one other time only, but they were pushing them at Kroger. I got a sous vide for Christmas and the recipes are 12-36 hours in the bath for ribs. I’m not up to that this weekend so I’ll oven them. Why isn’t the Super Bowl on a Saturday night? Doesn’t that seem obvious?
I went to the store around noon on a whim to get some wings. Nary a wing in sight. Probably gouged for them anyway like the $200 parking spot and $800 hotel rooms I’ve been hearing about. By the way, Lady Gaga attended church in Houston this morning. They say she killed on the hymns.
I saw wings at Aldi Sunday, frozen. Didn’t really look at the refrigerator cases. And it was like they had an extra truck load or two of pizzas, both frozen and refrigerated. And chips on display at five different places including where they usually put seasonal stuff.
I had wings early afternoon on Super Bowl Sunday. Since we’re discussing sourcing, I picked up a package at Costco with six pounds in six individual packs. Each pound contained 10 wings or so. I had separated and frozen them. Sunday’s pound contained nine drumettes and one flap. I’m not complaining but that’s pretty unusual.
I marinated them for a few hours in orange juice concentrate, chipotle adobo and garlic, salt and pepper. Oven cooked them at 425’ for about 30 minutes turning once.
Since you asked, later on we had stuffed jalapenos, boneless ribeyes and asparagus all cooked on the grill. And a baked potato. (I nuked it.)
I was rooting for the Falcons, but Jeez, what are you gonna do about that Brady fella?
Doobs, have you been to Randall’s at BW8 & Memorial lately? A newly installed wing bar has grabbed my attention twice now. I prefer the flappers only so, bonus, I get only those. Plus they are very good and there is a variety of 6 flavors and 2 boneless flavors. Around $6.99 lb I think. They stock it fresh around lunch time.