Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cured Plate 3

Complimentary olive plate - mixed olives, tapenade, toast

Gazpacho Andaluz with cucumber relish

from the left - Jamon Serrano, Pate de Campagne, Spanish Chorizo and Salchichon, with additional toast, warm baguette, pickles and pickled shallots

at Costa Brava Bistro, Bellaire

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Slider Dogs

A Trio of sliders - Nathan's All Beef Hot Dog Slider with Chili and Cheese, Freddy Fender Slider with a Nathan's wiener wrapped in a fried paprika tortilla with caramelized onions, cilantro cream, pico de gallo and crumbled cotija, and a Carolina-style Pulled Pork Slider with slaw,

at Little Big's

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fried Chicken and Donut

Two thighs, Dixie fried all-natural chicken, plus Southern Potato Salad and Cole Slaw

Vanilla cake donut with glaze

@ Lee's Fried Chicken and Donuts

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cured Plate 2

Clockwise, from the 8 o'clock position - n'duja, a spreadable sausage from Calabria made with Fresno peppers, mortadella with pecans instead of pistachios, in the dark upper corner, pork terrine, a stack of prosciutto, salami, and chicken liver pate, accompanied by ricotta, olives, nuts, green grapes marinated in apple cider vinegar and bread.  The pizza was part of another party's order and not tasted.

At Coltivare.  All meats prepared by co-owned Revival Market.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Cured Plate

Counter-clockwise from the lower left:  spiced honey whipped lardo, Coppa, Pepperone, Head Cheese, pecans and peanuts, chicharrone, bread, salami (underneath the chicharrone and bread), sour cucumber, and, in the center, buttermilk ricotta.

@ Revival Market

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pork BBQ Skewer and Vegetable Lumpia

Pork BBQ Skewer

Vegetable fried egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce and vinegar and garlic sauce

at La Fernandino Grill - Pampanga's, formerly Jonathan's, in the Interntional Food Court at the Viet Hoa Center, Beltway 8 @ Beechnut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cuchara - Comida Corrida

1 Liter aguafresca - cucumber and lime

Consomme de Borrego - lamb soup with potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes, ancho chile and more

Tamal de Cazuela - baked corn tamale with a filling of ground beef, slivered almonds, olives and raisins, dressed with crema, served with a smoky salsa and refritos negros con queso.

A desert course also followed but I neglected to get a picture;  It was a sweet corn cake.

A prix fixe quick lunch at Cuchara

One of the menu options for the day is announced at 11 am on Facebook, but there are always options plus the regular menu.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pressed Salumi Sandwich

Salamis, ham, cheese and red pepper on a ciabatta roll, pressed, with house-made chips and bread-n-butter pickles,

@ Weights + Measures

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Seafood Glass Noodle Salad

Shrimp, squid, scallops, mussels, glass noodles, red onion, grape tomato and lettuce in a citrus vinaigrette, served warm with a chive roll and herbed oil.  Ordered with sauteed baby bok choy.

@ Lemongrass Cafe, Bellaire