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President George H.W. Bush Dines at North; Houston's Home to Food Snobs

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NATIONAL — It's not just your imagination, Houston has its fair share of food snobs. In fact, the city ranked the highest out of 20 other cities, according to Travel & Leisure magazine. Taking top honor of being the snobbiest of the food snobs, the magazine factored in food categories, where the city excelled in brunch, burger and specialty food options. Embracing global cuisines also played a part, where Dak & Bop received a shout-out for its Korean-fried chicken. It's a great time to live in Houston, where places like James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd's Underbelly and Justin Yu's Oxheart are in our own backyards. But who knew Houston could out top New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago snobs?  [Travel & Leisure]

GALLERIA — When President George H.W. Bush isn't dining at hipster food trucks, he's known to hit up a number of restaurants around Houston. Joining his growing roster of favorite places to eat is recently opened North Italia, according to CultureMap, who notes the former president ordered the grilled cauliflower served with "baby asparagus, toasted breadcrumb, pancetta cream and lemon, all topped with a fried egg."  He loved it so much, his family reportedly asked for the recipe. President Bush has come a long way from his broccoli hating days.[CultureMap]

JOB WIRE — SaltAir Kitchen, the forthcoming seafood concept from Clark Cooper Concepts is gearing up to open, that is once renovations are completed. In the meantime, the search is on for a manger. Think you have the right stuff? Go ahead and apply. [Craigslist]

MIDTOWN — Mongoose vs Cobra is hosting a free tasting of Balvienie and Glenfiddich Scotch this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Who says hump day doesn't rock?

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