Yolanda Pope

Culinary Writer


Yolanda Pope is a native Houstonian, with a variety of interests. She is an artist, former ESL Teacher, Business Technology Teacher, and Second Grade Montessori Teacher. She has a BBA from the University of Houston and a Teaching Diploma from North American Montessori Institute. She also enjoys martial arts, gardening, and of course food. She has interviewed several chefs from The Food Network for Houston Style Magazine including Iron Chef Cat Cora, Chopped Grand Champions Madison Cowen and Chef Danielle Saunders, who is P.Diddy’s former personal chef. Mexican Food is at the top of her list in the category of favorite foods, especially the local Taquerias in our area.
Yolanda is a culinary writer for Houston Style Magazine.

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Goofy Girl Gumbo Company Brings The Flavor

We are in the last sprint of a short but colder than usual winter, an epic flu season, and all major holidays are behind us now. In order to combat the chill in the air, along with whatever may ail us many of us resort to making our favorite stews, soups, and comfort food.

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Food Network Star Hosts the Christmas Cookie Challenge

Since winning Season 11 of Food Network Star Chef Eddie Jackson has been busy with all things food. His latest endeavor comes with the premiere of Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge.

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Heights Bier Garten Hosts Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher

In celebration of World Cucumber Day Hendrick’s Gin debuted its Grand Cucumber Garnisher by launching a city-to-city tour throughout the United States. The tour began in New York City and made it to Houston before the end of the year. The motorized cucumber slicing machine is 38 feet long, has a hybrid powertrain, can travel up to 25 miles per hour, and slice up to 18 cucumbers in 60 minutes.

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The Wine and Wagyu Returns to Capital Grille

Beginning now until November 19, 2017, The Capital Grille is offering its Wine and Wagyu menu for only $25 dollars in The Lounge. The Wagyu Burger selections are The Grille’s Wagyu Cheeseburger, Caramelized Onion Wagyu, and a Waguy Bacon Cheeseburger. The wine selections are Caymus, which is a Cabernet Sauvignon Emmolo, a Merlot, and Belle Glos Las Alturas, a Pinot Noir.

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Chef Carla Hall Brings the Hootie Hoo to Cooking With a Twist

Houston Style Magazine along with 24 Houstonians had a front row seat as Chef Carla Hall of ABC’s The Chew electrified the main room at “Cooking With a Twist “as she gave culinary instructions to each class participant. Chef Dee Dee Coleman and her staff were on hand as well to facilitate the activities while Chef Carla had the room full of guests bursting into laughter, posing for photos, and attending to their cooking tasks.

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Fat Bao Puts the Flavor in Asian Fusion

We've all had those days’ lunch or dinner when we are ready to eat, but we craved something that is out of our comfort zone when it comes to food. At Fat Bao's, where one can choose from something called Bulgogi Bao, a Pork Belly Bao, Crab, or Chicken Bao, in addition to Fat Cauli, Fat Fries, or Curry Fat Fries, then you have probably embarked on one of the most unique tasting experiences in the Greater Houston area.

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RC’s Tex Mex Kitchen Opens in Sugar Land Neighborhood

There is no place like home especially when it comes to the people we know, the places we go, and the food we enjoy. After 23 years of working for one of the largest restaurant chains in the state of Texas, Ronnie Curnan decided to embark on his own restaurant journey. However, he’s keeping it close to his home in Sugar Land.

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Capital Grille Celebrates Its Ninth Annual Generous Pour Event

Capital Grille is featuring its Generous Pour Menu highlighting a collection of seven benchmark offerings from the Critics’ Darlings: 90+ Point Finds – wines that have been rated 90 points or higher by respected wine critics. Seven of the best wines are offered on this menu that were individually chosen by Capital Grille’s Advanced Sommelier Brian Phillips.

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Two Texan Breweries Take Garland Tap-by-Tap

If you’re a lover of all things craft beer, you were raised on good Texas Barbecue, and you enjoy lively crowds, daily, then you are probably running one of the most successful breweries in North Texas. Intrinsic Brewing, located at 509 West State Street in Garland, Texas, is wowing the crowds with their distinct flavors of beer and their smokehouse barbecue.

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Smith & Wollensky Standing Tall in Highland Village

Smith & Wollensky located at 4007 Westheimer exemplifies what a writer from the New York Times wrote “The steakhouse to end all arguments.” Their service is impeccable, the restaurant is elegant, but not stuffy, the staff is friendly and attentive to the needs of all customers. Moreover, the food, especially the dry-aged steak, exceeded my expectations in every way.

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