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…

First Look: Japaneiro’s Sugar Land

Japaneiro’s is a cuisine categorized by the uniting of Japanese and Latin. I took an opportunity to drop by Japaneiro’s during their happy hour as I had not been in quite some time. Not too long ago, I had to deal with a weekly craving of their shrimp dumplings!…

Noel Furniture Hosts Houston Food Trucks

Well, first off let us congratulate Noel Furniture on a very successful event! In measure of pure numbers…they blew it out of the water! As we arrived on location we were immediately amazed at the number of people that showed up to indulge in a sampling of Houston’s best…

Eddie V’s Crab Cake Maryland Style

Serves 5


1 ½ cups of crackers, crushed
1 egg
½ cup of mayonnaise
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons of creole mustard
1 teaspoon of old bay seasoning
1 pound of lump crab, cleaned of shells


Combine all ingredients except crab meat. Gently fold in crab meat. Shape crab cakes into patties. Sauté in butter…