Thursday, December 22, 2016

Houston 101: Where Can I Get the Best Ribs?

Here's another throwback post to my time as the Houston Barbecue Examiner. I did a series called Houston 101, that explored the barbecue around the city of Houston.

Pizzitola's Barbecue
Pizzitola's Barbecue


Houston 101: Where can I get  the best ribs?
In Houston, the absolute best place to get some good ribs is Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue. Located at 1703 Shepherd Drive, Pizzitola’s boasts some outstanding hickory smoked barbecue that is sure to please and leave even the pickiest eater yearning for more.
Dating back to the Roosevelt era, Pizzitola’s has been hailed as the home for barbecue for many Houstonians for over seventy years. The dining room is overflowing at lunchtime, and continues buzzing through dinner, until eight o’clock, when the doors are closed. In 2007, the Houston Press named Pizzitola’s Houston’s Best Barbecue Restaurant.
As far as food is concerned, there is no substitute. The chicken falls off the bone, and the brisket melts in your mouth, but the real prize of the kitchen, is the pork ribs. Rubbed simply in salt and pepper, these ribs are smoked to perfection, the meat barely hanging on to the bone. Ordered as a plate meal, the ribs pair wonderfully with rice and pinto beans and a glass of homemade lemonade. After a bowl of banana pudding for dessert, be sure to order a slab of ribs to go before paying the check.
Be sure not to pass by Pizzitola’s again, without stopping by to give it a try, or going in to revisit an old favorite. As always, be sure to try out the Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s latest seasonal offering.
Happy Eating.



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Ingredients
Pico de Gallo Ingredients



Who doesn't love a classic Pico de Gayo with tacos or as an appetizer with some tortilla chips? It's so quick and easy to make!



The Recipe:
  • 1/2 Red Onion - Diced
  • 1 Jalapeño - Seeded and Diced
  • 2 Tomatoes - Seeded and Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • Cilantro - Minced
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • 2 Limes 
  • Olive Oil
Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo 




Combine all the vegetables in a bowl. The easiest way to to seed the tomatoes is to cut them in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle some olive oil on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Add the juice of 2 limes and stir together. Let it sit for a few minutes and then pour it through a strainer to remove any excess liquid. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10 Delicious Dinner Dishes You Can Make in 10 Minutes

I promise there will be some new content up soon! But for now, let's all enjoy these easy meal ideas that will require little prep and add little stress to your weeknights as the Holiday Season goes full swing!


10 Delicious Dinner Dishes You Can Make in 10 Minutes:

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