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Jodie Eisenhardt

Jodie Eisenhardt is a food writer in Houston. She is a new contributor for CultureMap and also contributes to MyTable Magazine. She has been published in Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine and served as a contributor for the two most recent editions of The Fearless Critic. She co-hosts a new weekly radio show — Livin Large! — Saturdays from noon until 1 p.m. on News 92 FM. Jodie serves on the boards for SNAP (the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program) and Lucky Dog Rescue.

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Party Watch

New group that saves pets from death row gains momentum — and Houston love

By Jodie Eisenhardt

What: Launch Party for Rescued Pets Movement. Where: Ibiza. The 411:  A new charity organization founded by Cindy Perini, Dana Blankenship, Laura Carlock, Cheryl Felps and Timothy Lambert celebrated its ...

Rescued Pets Movement

Saving dogs from death row: New movement sends pets out of Texas for a new chance at life

By Jodie Eisenhardt

An estimated 1.2 to 1.4 million homeless dogs and cats roam Houston’s streets, according to The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC), our city's shelter ...

Foodie News

A farmers market showdown: Top Houston chefs battle — with a secret ingredient

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies, which was established in 2011. Thousands of community ...

Houston's Best Fine Dining

Houston's best fine dining restaurants: The 10 top spots for a special night out

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Think “fine dining” and what comes to mind? For me, it was something to ponder. I’ve become so accustomed to discovering and enjoying fantastic cuisine at casual eateries, food ...

Houston's Hottest Food

The last days of a hot food festival produce a foodie panic: Where to get your fix

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Hatch chilies rock. They just do. I get so excited every year during Hatch season, which includes the 18th annual Hatch Chile Festival at Central Market featuring the New Mexico ...

Houston's Best Young Chef

The best chef you've never heard of? Rising star grabs the respect of big-name Houston restaurant peers

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Houston certainly has its share of celebrity chefs who receive national recognition and accolades for their work. Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, one of Food & Wine Magazine’s best "new" chefs ...

Houston Tumblr Star

Houston food photographer hits the big time on Tumblr

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Houston culinary photographer Debora Smail has taken plenty of mouth-watering shots of Houston's cuisine and dining scene. She’s now developed a cult following on Tumblr, one of the ...

New Summer Menus

Houston chefs shake up regular menus with summer specials & collaborative dinners

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Hot fun in the summertime means plenty of special dining options — and from new menu items to unique, collaborative chef dinners, it's worth getting out in the heat for ...

Be careful

13 things you can do to help your pet survive Houston's heat and hurricane season

By Jodie Eisenhardt

In light of recent disasters, the looming hurricane season and the long, hot summer, Houstonians should take heed and have plans in place. And not just for yourself – but for ...

Hot Dog Wows

Forget Houston's best burgers: Gourmet hot dogs from celebrity chefs are the new hot thing

By Jodie Eisenhardt

James Coney Island is a Houston-area institution celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Despite a cult following that goes back generations (my dad would rather eat at James Coney Island ...

Underrated Burgers

The most underrated hamburgers in Houston: A National Burger Day guide

By Jodie Eisenhardt

National Burger Month headed toward a close with one big blowout day — Tuesday's National Burger Day. Everyone has their own idea of what the “best burger” is and I ...

Best Burgers In Houston

The best burgers in Houston can be had for a deal: Great gourmet hamburger finds

By Jodie Eisenhardt

May is National Burger Month — as if we need an excuse to love burgers more than usual. The average person eats 43 hamburgers a year (wait, was somebody spying on ...

Best Steaks

Big tabs for big dealmaking: Best steakhouses for expense account dining

By Jodie Eisenhardt

With OTC hot and heavy this week, you just know there are some over-the-top dinners planned for the express purpose of impressing clients (or would-be clients). When it comes to ...

Foodie News

Women food power: All female, all-star chefs make "Bitches for Bitches" an unforgettable meal

By Jodie Eisenhardt

A lucky sold-out crowd of 125 had their taste buds enticed by a talented lineup of all-female chefs, bartenders and wine professionals from Houston and Austin at event space 5226 ...

Wine & Food Affair

Foodie furniture: Houston's top chefs and Mattress Mack mesh their talents for Sugar Land

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and his wife Linda welcomed Houston chefs and supporters of the upcoming 10th Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair to the Gallery Furniture Post Oak store Sunday ...

A Replacement Bar

A new bar rises from the grave of another in River Oaks: And this craft beer spot is very local

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Local Pour — a new so-called “classic American tavern” in River Oaks plaza (in the spot that formerly housed Sherlocks and The Laff Stop before that) — is hardly recognizable. Unlike the ...

Dining Out

First taste: Del Frisco's Grille expands beyond the steakhouse with a new take on comfort food

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Del Frisco’s Grille, which opens Saturday at West Ave, should not be confused with Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in the Galleria. And for me, that’s ...

Rodeo power

Big-name chef vows to produce the best barbecue in Texas in new restaurant within a restaurant

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Fresh off a win in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Best Bites competition for the top “Trailblazing Appetizer/Entree," Ronnie Killen is ready to launch his long-anticipated, much-delayed Killen ...

No ordinary box of candy

The 5 best chocolate treats in Houston: For Valentine's Day — or any day

By Jodie Eisenhardt

Yes, Valentine’s Day means candy and that can be a fabulous thing — or a not-so-fabulous thing depending on what your Valentine chooses. Consider some delicious, savvy options this year ...

Taste actually matters now

The hottest wedding food trends: And why the wedding cake isn't what it used to be

By Jodie Eisenhardt

A big part of wedding planning revolves around what is served at the reception. This raises a whole host of questions for the bride and groom. Seated dinner or buffet ...

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