LOCAL Houston | The City Guide August 2016 - Page 6

LETTER FROM THE GUEST EDITORS Jodie Eisenhardt It Erin Hicks We Care a Lot about what all of us are eating and drinking – it’s true! Kindred spirits with Carla in this regard, we were giddy at the invitation to serve as guest editors for the beloved annual Food+Drink issue. Truth be told, we get giddy over food (and drinks) pretty much every time we eat, or think about eating. It’s not uncommon to find us with arms overhead, cheering from our dining seats all over Houston, so be sure and check out the current Dishes We’re Obsessing Over and our Fave Food Trucks. Expressing our passion and gratitude for everyone involved in bringing Houston’s best food to the table (including farmers, ranchers and other vendors providing top-quality ingredients and the chefs/operators who choose to use them) inspired us to eat better. We also love cooking and serving great food at home and hope to motivate you with a Nitty Gritty Guide to shopping for healthier proteins and How to Get Your Garden Fix for sources you might not know about to obtain gorgeous produce. Of course, fab drinks go with all of it so don’t miss the feature on some kick-ass Women Bartenders plus an inspiring profile on the woman who brought us one of our favorite drink products – MALK! We hope you’ll raise a glass of bubbles and toast this fantastic issue! Your Wholesome Hedonists, Erin Hicks & Jodie Eisenhardt Guest Editors BEHIND THE COVER IT WAS ALL MAGNIFICENT TREASURES FROM THE SEA AT OUR AUGUST COVER SHOOT. SHOT ON LOCATION AT SELECT STUDIOS WITH JUST-SHUCKED OYSTERS FROM AIRLINE SEAFOOD (1841 RICHMOND AVE. WWW.AIRLINESEAFOOD.COM) AND MOUNTAINS OF PRECIOUS JEWELS FROM LOCAL, THIRD-GENERATION JEWELRY DESIGNER NINI (WWW.NINIJEWELS.COM) (AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE HOUSTON GALLERIA). PHOTOGRAPHER ARTHUR GARCIA WAS NOT MESSING AROUND AS HE CAPTURED SHOT AFTER SHOT THAT HAD US ALL LUSTING AFTER THE RINGS AND THE OYSTERS. PAGE PARKES MODEL MARIE BOONE WAS ON POINT WITH A 90’S-INSPIRED MANICURE IN CORAL TO MATCH OUR SEA THEME. 6 L O C A L | august 16 Photography by Jenn Duncan is our innate, human nature to celebrate, bond and even mourn over food and drink. This simple way of sharing in a meal we’ve made at home or enjoying one at a restaurant is the epitome of community. I loved sharing in the joy of this month’s guest editors, over food and drink, so cheers to handing over the issue to Jodie and Erin… Love, Carla