Posts Tagged ‘Food and Drink’

Polonia in my eyes is the official Polish restaurant of Houston, Texas. The food offers up all the delicious dishes and tastes of Poland. Growing up my father had a taste for many of these dishes and they were served at home. It was so common that as I grew older, I wondered if my father was part Polish. Someone once asked me if the Polish were vegetarians? I kind of laughed at that notion. The Polish are meat specialists as evidenced by the Polish store next door to the restaurant where you can get many Polish meats or snacks to take home. For more information..visit Polonia’s website http://www.poloniarestaurant.com/

Ritual is a meat lover’s dream restaurant! The freshest dry aged meat hanging on racks for you to select your perfect steak. The finest meats and ingredients all cooked to perfection in what was once a Citgo gas station that was redesigned into an extravagant restaurant in the Houston Heights. Outside on a statue is a pig with wings…..If pigs could fly. Their pulled pork sandwich is flying because it tastes heavenly. The Ritual burger is so messy delicious! 1/2 lb of beef with caramelized onions, blue cheese, and a pile of brisket oozing BBQ sauce. Yum! The chicken fried steak is true to the bone Texan flavorful. The onion rings fat and perfect. The Death By Chocolate cake…..Ummm, oh baby! To learn more visit their website http://www.ritualhouston.com/

With the thousands of awesome restaurants in Houston, Texas it is always not easy to get to them all at once. Jus’ Mac has been on my bucket list a long time. Upon entry I was pleasantly surprised by it’s small size (capacity 55). It gave the place a real homely feel. The service was excellent. Waiting for my dish my family and I shared some Spinach Artichoke dip. It was the best I have personally ever had. I have eaten it a lot too. When my dish came…Chicken and Waffle Mac N Cheese, it made my heart dance and the my olfactory senses happy. This places is no diet haven. This is full on heavy food that keeps a person fueled for a good time. It was everything I hoped for and then some. I’ll definitely make it my Mac N Cheese stop. For more information visit their website http://www.jusmaceatery.com/

I just love Tacos! They are so versatile for those of us who are true foodies and know, love, and understand quality food. The Velvet Taco lives up to their hype 110%.  They offer some of the best tacos I have eaten anywhere and they win the creativity award. A shrimp and grit taco? WTF? Really? That is a home run for us southern folks. Chicken and Waffle tortilla taco? Off the chain! And a cheeseburger taco? Oh, baby! For more information check out their website here https://velvettaco.com/

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Snack Plate On A Hill – Haiku

Salami and cheese

Strawberries and Zinfandel

Relaxing evening

2015 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography and Poetry

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One of my favorite, healthy, quick, inexpensive meals, that is full of flavor, and so easy, anyone can do it. King Oscar Norwegian Sardines, Kalamata Olives, Hummus, Pita Flatbread, and Mini Cucumber. What do you enjoy that is quick, easy, and not needing any form of cooking?

For an out of this world breakfast that will captivate your friends and family’s taste buds try this out. Use your favorite French Toast recipe, top off with mixed berries, and add some whip cream. Super easy and patriotically colorful! After eating this, you will be singing America, The Beautiful.

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Ok, foodies! Here is a wonderful meal. I recently checked out Wichcraft by Tom Colicchio from the library. It is the ultimate sandwich book in my opinion. Also, I checked out Rosalind Creasy’s Recipes From The Garden. The recipes to both of these dishes are available in these books. Happy cooking!

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

This is a quick meal that you can create anyway you like. For this salad, I added rotisserie chicken, mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onion, carrots, pears, tricolor bell peppers, blackberries, sunflower seeds, and a little lime vinaigrette. Quick, easy, healthy, for when you are in a hurry.

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

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I often avoid eating out, because I can cook so much better, and spend so much less. This meal typically can cost $55 plus per person. One can easily make it at home with a little practice for $12.

Filet Mignon with Lobster Tail and Asparagus

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