Tastin’ Houston

Last night, Patrick and I went to CultureMap’s Tastemaker Awards Gala.  This is where they honor the best of the best, food-wise, in Houston.   We sipped on delicious cocktails and tasted samples of the best chef’s cuisine in H-town. 
Since living here, we’ve become foodies.  Trying new restaurants has become one of our main hobbies these days, so we pretty much geeked out over this opportunity to try samples from a bunch of different restaurants at once.  We were definitely acting like two little kids in a candy store, hopping from table to table, which was okay with me.   
sheath dress / anthropologie 
earrings / anthropologie / here
heels / liz claiborne / here
The event was held in a warehouse turned art gallery, which made for a unique layout with a lot of opportunities to get lost.  Which we did.  More on that in a bit. 
I wish I was a better blogger and could tell you where each little treat we tried actually came from.  
But I may have gotten too distracted by trying things that I forgot.  Oops!  These were little salmon “sandwiches” in a warm roll drizzled with a white cream sauce.  Normally I’m not into salmon, but I could eat quite a few of these!
Patrick loved them too! 🙂

These Asian flat bread “tacos” were a big contender as for being my favorite taste last night.   Really anything that remotely resembles a taco, I’m usually very okay with.

We tried a few drinks, crafted by only the best bartenders in town, but I have to share this one (and somehow figure out a way to make it at home!)  It’s tequila, some sort of Watermelon liquor, and ….. jalapenos! I really couldn’t taste the jalapenos, but it had a little kick to it that was all sorts of amazing.   

Hold on, let me take a selfie. 
Ah and I couldn’t leave out sharing this one with you.   It’s called Frank the Pretzel.  That’s a fancy hot dog drizzled in delicious toppings and stuffed into a pretzel bun.   Sold. 
Remember how I mentioned earlier that we got lost?  Well, after trying every little treat in the first room and having our fill, we thought to ourselves: hmm maybe stay about 15 more minutes and head home? That’s when we saw someone walk through a small little corridor into THIS room! With even MORE food and drinks.  We definitely ended up staying longer than 15 minutes after that.
There was also sweet DJ.
And lots of art.
This Texas Flag appears to include all of the best things about Texas.  Glad queso made the cut! 
One of the rooms was decked out with gorgeous swanky furniture and stunning portraits of women that were painted over book pages.  
Oh and just thought I’d share: A life goal of mine is to have a set of those plastic Louis the XVI ghost chairs.  I’m in love.
I was having a little too much fun posing with the art.  
After eating more than we probably should have, we headed home discussing which of these restaurants we were going to try out next. 
& thank you to CultureMap for the tickets. We had a lovely evening! 
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