Monthly Archives: September 2017

Upcoming Houston wine events

Webster Cellars Meritage & Meat wine dinner: Ritual, 602 Studewood. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $45 plus tax and gratuity. 713-397-7713.
A gold mine of Planet Bordeaux wines: Le Bistro at the Culinary Institute Le Nôtre, 7070 Allensby. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 646-430-5679.
Metzker Family Estates wine dinner: L’Olivier, 240 Westheimer; 7 p.m. Thursday; $95 plus tax and gratuity; 713-360-6313.
Schiopetto & Sira Pacenti wine dinner with Christian Maddelena: Dolce Vita, 500 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $120. 713-520-8222.
Duckhorn wine dinner with Duckhorn’s Zack Rasmuson: Kirby’s in The Woodlands, 1111 Timberloch Place. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $150. 713-362-1121.
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Pantry makeover: Tips for putting your cupboards back in order

Getting your home back in order after flooding, wind damage or any other calamity is imperative. But you can think of this project as a way to start fresh, especially where the kitchen is concerned.
If you find your cupboards and pantry in disarray, now’s the perfect opportunity to reassess what you need and reorganize what you have. Go into the replenishing and restocking of your kitchen essentials with a new direction: one that that embraces less clutter and emphasizes neat, tidy order. In other words, the way you always wanted your cupboards and kitchen to be but never had the time or inclination to tackle.
Think like the editors of Food52.com: “Take care of your pantry and it will take care of you.

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Comfort foods to make at home after Harvey

There’s a reason they’re called comfort foods. When disaster strikes – a hurricane, flood, tornado – the one thing that can bring comfort is a hot, home-cooked meal.
Once power has returned and you put your home in order, thoughts naturally turn to the kitchen. Cooking is not only a way to get back into a regular routine, it’s something that will nourish and restore your family. And, hopefully, bring them a good helping of comfort.

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H-E-B’s lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey

Two adults entered through a broken front door at H-E-B in Meyerland as Harvey lashed Houston. At first, the off-site personnel monitoring the location’s security cameras assumed it was a break in. Then a third adult passed a baby into the store that already had taken on three feet of water.
They weren’t looters. They were looking for a safe place.
So security contacted them through the store’s intercom: Get up on the check-out counters; help is on the way. H-E-B had arranged for a boat rescue.
While they waited, the water-soaked visitors rearranged sandbags to keep more water from entering the building. Scott McClelland, president of H-E-B Houston, took it as a gesture of good will toward Texas’ largest supermarket chain.

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