food Archives - Mocha Man Style
All You Do is WIN! WIN! WIN! When You Play the McDonald’s Trick. Treat. Win! Game
This post is sponsored ad content by McDonald’s but the opinions expressed here are my own. McDonald’s holds a special place in my heart. Like everyone else, I love the fries, but the thing that made me a McDonald’s fan for life was the birthday parties. When I was... Read more
Jake Smollett Discusses the Importance of Food and Family in New Cookbook
They are known simply as the Smollett siblings. There is Jazz, Jake, Jurnee and Jussie Smollett. They are the stars of some of the nation’s top-rated television shows such as Empire, Friday Night Lights, Underground, and the Food Network’s Smollett Eats. While there are actually six Smollett siblings, four have... Read more
Indulge Yourself at the 3rd Annual Morning After, A Houston Press Brunch Event
I recall my first experience with brunch. It was at a five-star hotel and I must admit that I felt quite fancy until I got the check. YIKES! Who knew that eggs benedict, mimosas, and chilled shrimp could be so expensive? I still enjoy going to brunch with friends periodically,... Read more
Local Chefs Reveal Blended Burger Project Entries at Kitchen 713
Houston is THE city where you can get the most diverse, delicious food. Sorry, New York, L.A., and Chicago, but H-Town is the real MVP when it comes to dining. This fact became even more apparent to me when I attended an event to sample local chefs’ entries for... Read more
Michael Symon’s Smoked Prime Rib Recipe from “Playing With Fire”
A few years ago, I dined at Michael Symon’s Roast in Detroit. I had Filet Mignon with a side of Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts. The meal was exquisite. Symon is a culinary genius when it comes to preparing meat (he’s pretty good at brussels sprouts too). Symon takes meat... Read more
Houston’s Food Culture on Display at 16th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza
Last year, the Houston Astros won the World Series. This was a great accomplishment for the team and a huge boost for the city after Hurricane Harvey. But baseball isn’t the only thing our city does well. We are also a world-class food town. Houston’s innovative food culture was... Read more
Free Meals for Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel at Applebee’s on Veterans Day
This post is sponsored by Applebee’s. All opinions are my own. It’s always nice when a company does something to honor our the men and women who serve our country in the military. On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar will honor America’s veterans and active-duty... Read more
Tacolandia is Like Heaven for Taco Lovers
Tacos are the perfect food – delicious, portable, and filling. One of the great things about living in Houston is that I can eat tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (something I’ve done several times). If you love tacos as much as I do, then you must attend Tacolandia.... Read more
Sweet & Spicy Strip Steak Inspired by Texas
This post is sponsored by Ozarka. All opinions are my own. I am a Texan. Born and raised. Although I’ve lived all across the U.S.A and traveled around the world, the Lone Star State keeps drawing me back. Texas is unlike any place on the planet. With it’s diverse cultures,... Read more
How To Avoid Dining Etiquette Mistakes Around the World
Because of modern transportation, the world is a much smaller place. A person can fly from New York at lunchtime and arrive in London in time for dinner. With this ability to travel the world comes a responsibility to be educated about local customs, traditions, and etiquette. Being knowledgeable about... Read more