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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hard to believe a year has gone by.

Today, voting opened for the 2012 Houston Culinary Awards. Last year, this blog was lucky enough to be nominated in the "Foodie Star" category. And today, I received a postcard informing me that, once more, this blog has been named a finalist in the "Favorite Houston Food Blog" category.

There's quite a bit of overlap between this year's finalists and last year. Repeat finalists this year are:

Eating Our Words (Houston Press, 2011, 2012
Guns & Tacos (Jay Rascoe, 2011, 2012
Houston Foodie (J.C. Reid, 2011, 2012
Texas Eats (Robb Walsh, 2011, 2012

In fact, I have reason to think that both Jay and JC's blogs are repeat nominations across many years. Last year's winner, the Houston Chronicle's, cannot be be nominated as per award rules. New additions to this year's list of finalists are:


Eater Houston (

Again, I find myself in illustrious company, and I thank you the readers for the honor. Realistically, I doubt if this blog can compete for the popular vote against some powerful and historical blogs in the city, but I am truly humbled and grateful. 

Incidentally, a point of clarification - though the HCAs are awarded in a gala dinner event in October, finalists do not get to attend it for free. They have to purchase tickets, just like everyone else, at $150 a head. The number of industry talent contributing to the meal, however, is massive, and this event should sell out as others have in the past. 

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