First Look: Brunch at Canopy Houston

We have yet to visit every single brunch spot in Houston, but anyone following behind Canopy had better have their game face on! Canopy Houston is located in the Montrose area and is the sister property of Shade, which is an equally great restaurant in the area. Although very…

Smith & Wollensky – Truffled Macaroni & Cheese

Yields 3 – 8 oz. portions
Truffled Macaroni & Cheese
2 Tbsp garlic, chopped
½ cup shallots, chopped
3 Tbsp butter, divided
1 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream
½ tsp black pepper, ground
1 tsp chicken bouillon
1 cup half & half
2 Tbsp flour
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup provolone cheese, grated
¼ cup monterey jack cheese,…

First Look: Jus Mac Houston

So today was the big day…Urban Swank does Jus Mac, can you say THE MAC SHOWDOWN!

We were so excited and have been counting down the days until we visited this spot. One of the first things we knew was that we needed a strategy (yes, a strategy for Mac…

Spencer’s Crab Cakes with Mustard Sauce

Crab Cakes

•7 eggs
•6 oz heavy cream
•2 tablespoons dry mustard
•2 teaspoons salt
•1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
•8 dashes Tabasco
•1 teaspoon black pepper – freshly ground
•2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
•5 pounds Chilean Rock crabmeat
•2 cups flour


•Mix everything EXCEPT the crabmeat together in a bowl.
•Squeeze the excess moisture from the crabmeat and fold it into…

Spencer’s – Warmed Chocolate and Fudge ‘Naughty’ Cake

•2 lbs. of Belgium chocolate
•¾ cup or 12 tablespoons of butter
•1 medium egg white
•¾ cup of egg yolks
•3 tablespoon sugars
•1 tablespoon of flour
•Melt chocolate and butter in double-boiler
•Transfer to a loarge mixing bowl
•Add the egg yolks
•Sift the flour and add to the chocolate
•Whip egg whites to hard peaks with…