1. Hank On Food Begins--May 14, 2011
|3 meat combo at Fadi's|
2. The Battle of The Burritos Begins--May 24, 2011.
After a debate among friends--where can you get the best build it yourself burritos--I went to Freebird's, Mission and Chipolte. Freebird's was the overall winner by grade, followed by Mission and then Chipolte. However, later on August 20, 2011, I tried Bullrito's and after evaluating them, they and Freebird's are tied for 1st place in that battle.
3. A Trip to San Francisco, CA--Foodie Style-- May 30, 2011 through June 4, 2011
|Café Bellini in San Francisco|
4. Service Issues raised in Hank on Food July 11, 2011 and October 29, 2011
One area of ongoing concern in Food Service is the Service part. Customer Service standards have dropped in recent years for a long list of reasons, and many restaurants are actively trying to fix things to make customers happier, as well as shore up revenue streams. The issue was examined from the perspective of a Table for One as well as HOW Food is prepared (diner's preference versus proper recipe directions).
5. A Foodblogger Friend Hits the Big Time on FoodNetwork Canada
Mijune Pak appeared on Recipe to Riches with her Canadian Pie in a Jar recipe. While she didn't win, Mijune is always a winner in my book and here is a quick recap of her category's finalists.
Of course there were other things that happened that were great--a few mentions in the Houston Press, 29-95 and Eater Houston on different columns and reviews I posted, I passed up 10,000 views two months ago, and was invited to a couple of new restaurant openings that were just wonderful. I also posted a few personal recipe/experiments that some folks really enjoyed. And of course, got some very useful feedback and tips from y'all as well.
Now that it's 2012, I am looking forward to another year of great food, great restaurants and recipes to share with you, the readers. Let's Eat Happier in 2012!!!
Zao an, Y'all!!!