The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.
Most Recent Entries
- And Now, A Look Back At Year 2014 [Back To The Food Future]
- Behold This Year’s Crazy Florida State Fair Food [Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, Step Aside]
- The Best Things I Ate In 2013, Part 2 [And Some Of Your Favorite Flavors As Well ]
- The Best Things I Ate In 2013, Part 1 [Thanks For The Calories]
- A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Extra For Santa [Up On The Rooftop, Snack, Snack, Snack]
- Epicurean Hotel, One Week From Opening, Tantalizes With Details [Goat Cheese On The Mini-Bar]
- A Word Or Two About Great Bar Food [And The Golden Snacky Award Goes To…]
- This Haiku Contest/Is All About The Fruitcake/Get To Writing, Stat! [Guess Who’s Judging?]
- Five Edible Christmas Gifts To Buy For Friends and Loved Ones [Black Friday Comes Just Once A Year]
- Giving Thanks For Alternatives To Thanksgiving [Turkey, Shmurkey.]
- Taking A Bite Of The Pillsbury Bake-Off [Fear And Baking In Las Vegas]
- Sea Urchin Crostini, Tiger Beef Salad And Faked Alaska [This Week’s Weekend Eats]
- A Way To Eat Kale For People Who Hate Kale [Chef John Besh Cooks From The Heart]
- The Sip: 3 Daughters Brewing Comes To Live [Pumpkin Tap, Carmel Cafe Cocktails, Great Sips]
- Remembering Marcella Hazan [The Most Important Ingredient]
Weekend Eats: Homemade Moussaka, French Fries With Cheese Gravy, Meatball Banh Mi Sandwiches
Posted May 13, 2013 by Jeff Houck
Updated May 13, 2013 at 05:25 PM
I could go on with a bunch of blah blah blah and wax rhapsodic about the virtues of marrying pasta with melting dairy product.
But what is there to say about a giant, sticky bowl of Mac & Cheese at Datz restaurant in south Tampa that doesn’t speak for itself?
Well, you say, “Hey, that bowl of lovely goo just won Weekend Eats for Twitter friend @WholyCheesus.” And then you heap praise and congratulations.
The grand prize for this achievement in gustation:
The book is a guide to making home-style dishes less fattening and caloric.
Why anyone would do that to a bowl of Mac & Cheese, I have no idea. But the dish is on the cover, so that must mean something arterial is afoot.
Not hungry enough by now? Check out this week’s Gallery of Noms: