The Scoop Houston: Benjy’s
Sep16

The Scoop Houston: Benjy’s

The crispy Brussels sprouts at Benjy’s are arguably some of the best in Houston. These miniature cabbages, roasted, flash fried and generously coated in aged, French banyuls vinegar, are transformed into a crispy, tangy and sweet addiction that will keep you coming back for more. With each bite, coarse shreds of parmesan and thickly sliced green onions will join the Brussels sprouts, introducing more texture and umami to the dish....

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The Scoop Houston: Kata Robata
Aug19

The Scoop Houston: Kata Robata

It is August in Houston, Texas. For some, this statement may evoke feelings of dread, as this is the peak of our brutal summer heat. On top of that, kids are forced to go back to school, resulting in back-to-school sales that cause every mall in Houston, and the streets surrounding them, to become the bane of our existence. Trust me, I’m right there with you—I work next to the Galleria. But I can put these feelings aside, because...

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The Scoop NOLA: Treo
Aug12

The Scoop NOLA: Treo

When I heard the owners of Finn McCool’s were opening up a cocktail lounge, I assumed it would be great. What I didn’t realize was that they would be creating a cocktail lounge with an art gallery upstairs. Treo is the Irish word for “direction” and the name symbolizes the new direction of Tulane Avenue. While we may not have needed a new cocktail lounge serving small plates in Nola, it brings a hip and exciting aspect to this part of...

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The Scoop Houston: Happy Fatz
Aug05

The Scoop Houston: Happy Fatz

I was about to leave the office on Tuesday evening when it suddenly hit me: I needed a hot dog for dinner. What you don’t realize is just how big of a deal this was. Only a few weeks ago, I was in Detroit visiting family where I was introduced to a 3 AM Coney Island hot dog that led to a rather unfortunate traveling situation the next day. Now that I could finally mustard muster up the courage to look a hot dog square in the eye, I...

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The Scoop NOLA: Seed
Jul29

The Scoop NOLA: Seed

Eating out is hands down one of my favorite things to do. There’s nothing better than sharing a great meal with great company. As young professionals, especially in New Orleans, eating out is a major part of our social scene. Our weekends consist of a lot of eating and drinking, and then eating and drinking again. Even when I have friends visit Nola for the first time, that’s pretty much what our itinerary consists of. Even though no...

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The Scoop Houston: Top 5 Favorite Loaded Fries
Jul22

The Scoop Houston: Top 5 Favorite Loaded Fries

I feel it is safe to say that French fries are one of the best foods in the world. If you don’t agree with that statement, I don’t think we could be friends.  Seriously, who doesn’t love a side of crispy, starchy goodness to accompany a juicy burger every now and then? Well, in the last few weeks, this girl has eaten her fair share of fries in search of Houston’s best. (I did it for the story, I swear.) Not only do the restaurants in...

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