It’s Tailgate Season, Texas!

Smear on that face paint, slide the grill into the back of your car and get out those folding chairs because it’s tailgating season, folks! If you’re like me and opt for wine for your pregame (but don’t want to deal with the breakable glass), check out these wine alternatives with tailgate-friendly packaging picked out by my friend Jamie at the H-E-B Montrose Market.

GOYA Catalán-Style Fish

If anyone can build an elegant dinner from just a few pantry staples, it’s Goya Foods! This week we transport you to Northern Spain with seared halibut over a simple piperade-style sauce of peppers […]

Join me for 11th Annual Zest in the West

Celebrate your “Zest” for life at the 11th annual Zest In The West! You are invited to indulge in the finer things like food from West Houston’s talented chefs and over 150 world-class wines plus craft beers and more.

Goodtaste with Tanji – Season 4 Episode 2

Last year the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. In this week’s new episode of Goodtaste, we’re heading to Port Aransas to visit some of the coastal restaurants that were affected by the storm. These incredible humans were able to turn their pain into passion and you won’t want to miss their stories or […]

Picosos’ Stuffed Deep-Fried Avocados

Try these over-the-top, cheesy, fried avocados from Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen in Lubbock. Before hitting the hot oil, they are coated in cheese and breadcrumbs, creating a crispy, gooey crust. Here, we stuff them with shredded chicken, but you can also top with grilled shrimp, sliced steak, or peppers and black beans for a vegetarian alternative.

Steak 48 Corn Crème Brûlée

This decadent side dish from Steak 48 in Houston is a clever mash-up of silky crème brûlée and a classic corn pudding. If you can, make this dish in the fall when fresh corn is still in season – we promise you’ll taste the difference.

Mexican Independence Day at Hugo’s

In honor of Mexican Independence Day, star chef Hugo Ortega is bringing Chiles en Nogada back to the menu at his eponymous Houston restaurant. The patriotic dish is a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with a spiced picadillo (meat and fruit filling), then topped with a creamy walnut sauce and a flourish of bright red pomegranate […]

5 Texas Breakfast Spots to Start the Day

Everything’s bigger in Texas and that includes our breakfast! We like the most important meal of the day to be piled high, smothered in syrup and served with extra bacon. […]

My Top 5 Seafood Spots

Blessed with the Gulf Coast, Texas has access to some of the freshest seafood in the country. The food in this state is truly a melting pot of flavors: influence from our next-door neighbors in Cajun country like the famous seafood boil and a touch of heat and acidity from the food of Mexico like […]

Campfire Bars

Whether you’re not big on sleeping in a tent or you want to carry the memory of summer bonfires into fall, these s’mores-inspired bars are the perfect dessert.

7 Must-Visit Barbecue Spots

As Texans, we’ll admit that we can be overly proud of things like our state size and our sports teams, but I think we can all agree that we serve up some pretty mean barbecue. Juicy, slow-smoked brisket, tender ribs slathered in sauce, and more cheesy, buttery sides than you can imagine. In celebration of […]

Tanji Talks Texas Flavors: Seafood Meets Wine Pairings

It’s still over a hundred degrees here in Texas, and I don’t know about you but I’m craving the crisp, refreshing flavors of seafood paired with white wines. Nothing screams end-of-summer or Texas more than fresh Ahi tuna stacks with jalapeños or Cajun spices paired with a glass of wine.   I’m picking a couple […]

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