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Melange Creperie: Crepes and More in Houston

August 20, 2014 4:02 pm

Melange Creperie is a Parisian-style crepe truck parked smack-dab in the heart of the Montrose neighborhood. It’s won over a bevy of fans who think their crepes are tres magnifique! They feature a rotating weekly menu of sweet and savory options, plus classic crepes that are always available, such as ham, egg & cheese, and banana & Nutella. Don’t like what you see? Come up with your own crepe combo filling. Order a crepe filled with either a ‘mélange a deux’ – two fillings, or ‘mélange a trios’ – three fillings. Sweet and savory crepe fillings means you can have one for dessert or one for lunch – or both. They’re served in a cone, so they’re perfect for taking away.

Open Monday through Sunday.

Melange Creperie
403 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 724-9464

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Cool Off With These Cocktail-Inspired Summertime Desserts

August 13, 2014 4:01 pm

When you were a kid, you likely loved to cool off on a hot summer day with a frozen treat from the ice cream truck. Now that you’re an adult you still love those sweet treats, but with a twist. Here are three cocktail-inspired summertime desserts that are perfect for lazy summer afternoons.

Cherry Snow Cone
This grown-up snow cone uses muddled cherries, raw sugar, and a heavy-handed tablespoon of Pernod Ricard, an anise-flavored liqueur. This sweet, fruity concoction is the perfect treat to relax with by the pool or on the patio, as the liqueur is less potent than other alcoholic beverages.

Grapefruit Campari Sorbet
Fruity sorbets are refreshing and naturally fat-free, which make them a great option for anyone who is trying to get in shape for bathing suit season. This recipe includes just three simple ingredients: fresh grapefruit juice, sugar, and a bottle of Campari liqueur.

Mixed-Berry Pinot Pops
Wine lovers will adore this portable, refreshing take on the classic popsicle. Muddle fresh berries with sugar and your favorite Pinot Noir, then freeze the whole thing into a few popsicle molds to create a deliciously icy treat.

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Minute Maid Park: Concessions by a Celebrity Chef

August 6, 2014 4:02 pm

When Bryan Caswell was voted out of the running for the Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, it was far from the end of his career. The Southern native went on to open his own restaurant, REEF, in Houston and join Continental Airlines' team of chefs, who devise in-flight menus. But most importantly for Houston Astros fans, he also took on two new projects at their home field that greatly elevated its culinary scene. These concessions stands have left their mark on Minute Maid Park:

  • Little Bigs. Tucked amid the other concessions outside of Section 109, this new spot may look modest, but it serves Caswell's take on ballpark classics. The menu includes handcrafted burgers, pork sliders, and potato chips.
  • El Real. Another concession stand, El Real sits outside of Section 132 but offers more classically Texan cuisine—Tex-Mex, to be exact. Here, you can order fajitas stuffed with chicken or steak and a side of nachos.

Find out more about the cuisine surrounding the Astros' home field at the Minute Maid Park's website.

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