Goode Company Pecan Pie Review

Y’all may know that I grew up in Houston, Texas, and the Goode Company BBQ is a staple of Houston BBQ.  And when I got my Goode Company Pecan Pie in the mail, I was amazed.  Look at this beautiful wooden box!  Not only does it hold a seemingly 5lb pound pecan pie, but even


2011 Texas Monthly BBQ Festival Photo Gallery

Head on over to our Facebook gallery to view some photos from the event! 2011 Texas Monthly BBQ Festival Photo Gllery

Apple BBQ Sauce

Texas Smokehouse Sauce – Apple BBQ Sauce – Review

They say everything is bigger in Texas and when it comes to BBQ sauces, selection is no exception.  I love trying new BBQ sauces, but I find that despite the different labeling and brands, a lot of them end up tasting the same.  Texas Smokehouse Sauce's Apple BBQ Sauce is the complete opposite.  The Apple


Hot & Saucy Weekend in Austin

If you are in the Austin area this weekend you should mosey on over to Gettin' Sauced on Saturday and the Austin Hot Sauce Festival on Sunday. The Gettin' Sauced festival is in it's second year and is shaping up to be quite an event. Last check there were over 170 different sauces entered from

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival

General Admission Tickets On Sale For Second Annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival

Texas Monthly today announced that general admission tickets went on sale this morning for its second annual BBQ Festival, scheduled for October 30 on the City Terrace at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin. Festival attendees will enjoy an afternoon of barbecue sampling, cold libations, and live performances by music legends Ray

SaltGrass Seven Steak Spice

Saltgrass Steak House – Seven -7- Steak Spice Review

From the first taste of Saltgrass Steak House's Seven Steak Spice, you can tell that it's a little different, but not in a bad way.  I'm generally not a fan of big commercial restaurants seasonings and sauces, not because they're not good, rather I find that they are geared more toward broad public appeal and

Eating with the Family at Papa’s Pantry

Travelers on I-10 heading through Van Horn in Far West Texas may never notice the humble mustard-colored building next to the Pilot truck stop at the Hwy 90 intersection (exit 140 A), and that’s a shame because inside Papa’s Pantry they’d find family—sometimes three and four generations of Van Horn families enjoying good home-cooked meals

The Grand Wine & Food Affair 2011

The Grand Wine & Food Affair 2011

HOUSTON, TX (April 12, 2011) … Are you ready for some festivity, fun and frivolity?  This is an event that brings together internationally acclaimed wineries and chefs with Texas’s regional superstars to create an unbelievable series of dining, wine tastings, an exciting bar tending contest, an elegant grand tasting, a decadent outdoor Sienna Sip and

Texas Firecrackers

Texas Firecrackers Review

3 words to describe Texas Firecrackers: Hot, delicious and addictive. Inside this Texas-themed packaging, you'll find these crackers are packing some heat! My initial thought - this is a party cracker. Give me some cheesy dip, and I could eat the whole package.  BUT then, I read the history behind these crackers, and I was

Redneck Riviera Jalapeño Seasoning Salt

Redneck Riviera Jalapeno Seasoning Salt Review

I had the delight to review Redneck Riviera's Jalapeno Seasoning Salt the other day. The company, which hails from Rockport, TX really brings it to the table with this product. It's available on for $4. Great bargain. The product is very similar to other similar seasoning salts, however what really makes this one stand

2nd Annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival – April 14-17, 2011

April 14-17th , 2011 Galveston Island, Texas Mike Dean, President of Yaga’s Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the second annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival, 2011: Wines From Around The World will return to Galveston Island in April. Though the festival will officially kick off April 14th, a preliminary tasting of this years’ wines,

Uncle Joes BBQ Sauce In-A-Bag

Uncle Joe’s BBQ Sauce In-A-Bag Review

As a competition BBQ pitmaster and caterer who also develops and markets BBQ rubs and sauces, I was intrigued to say the least when I received Uncle Joe's "sauce in a bag" to review. The directions are clear and straightforward and take about 30 seconds to understand and execute. I mixed the dry ingredients with


Fire and Ice: Hill Country Salsa Review

Fire and Ice: Hill Country Salsa is described as a true TEXAS salsa, full of flavor and sure to be a favorite. On both counts, I was very pleased to find that it doesn't disappoint.  As an added bonus, at only $3.25 for a 16oz jar it's priced right to be an everyday salsa.  Hill Country


2011 Fiery Food Challenge Award Winners

Best in Show Zane and Zacks World Famous Honey Company Best New Product Consumer Ready Food 1st - Conscious Choice Foods - Harold’s Spicy 2X Habanero Dill Pickles 2nd - Garden Fresh Salsa - Gourmet: Mango Habanero with Ginger & Honey 3rd - Mary of Puddin’ Hill - Cinnamon Pecan Crunch Best New Product Cook-Off


New Product First Glance : Harold’s Spicy Habanero Dill Pickles

You've seen spicy pickles before, but never anything like this. What we have here is Harold's Spicy Habanero Dill Pickles from Conscious Choice Foods in Dallas, TX. I was sent a sample of three different heat levels, mild, 2X and 4X. This won't be a full on review but rather a sneak peek, and my