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Dim Sum to dine for! Where to get your dumpling fix | Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd, Ep. 16
In this episode, Shepherd explores the dim sum cart service at one of the most popular spots in town. He also shows you how easy it is to order dim sum off the menu at restaurant he’s been going to since it opened in 2008.
Flavor with flair🍽️Tony’s in Houston adds fun to your fine dining experience
You’ll find Donna Vallone most days at the restaurant. Also there, executive chef and partner Kate McLean, who worked and trained under Tony Vallone for several years. She returned to Tony’s in 2022 where she has brought her own flair to the kitchen.
Hear the stories behind two iconic Houston restaurants told by the women running them
In this episode of “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd”, Shepherd introduces us to two women who've been making a big impact on the Houston food scene for decades. Hear the stories behind how Irma's Original and China Garden Restaurant came to be and why they're still going strong.
Holiday Cocktails To Add Extra Cheer
Houston restaurant Moxies (Galleria area) has a delicious menu and even better cocktails! Find bartender Baltazar "Balta" Guzman behind the bar and let him wow you with his mixology skills! Happy hour is weekdays, 3 to 6pm and they're also open for lunch and dinner.
This acclaimed chef rightfully refuses to compromise on her ‘unapologetically, and authentically Thai’ recipes
From a restaurant where Shepherd learned to cook Thai food to the dining destination owned by Houston's most recent James Beard award-winning chef, this episode of "Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd" is filled with flavor and heat! 🔥
Shaking up the seasonings to create "Houston" BBQ | Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd, Ep. 8
Barbecue restaurants fill Texas, but only a handful are taking things to the next level by incorporating flavors you might not expect to find on brisket and ribs. Blood Bros. BBQ and Feges BBQ are two of the spots in Houston shaking up the traditional barbecue seasonings. In this episode of “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd”, we meet the creators of the popular restaurants and learn what inspired them to do things differently. Plus, Shepherd’s young niece and nephew join him to sample a spread of amazing menu items. He said he wanted to let “the real food critics” weigh in on this Houston barbecue.
Oysters & Caviar | Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd, Ep. 7
Little’s Oyster Bar and Josephine’s have chefs in the kitchen who could teach master classes on the science of seafood. From oyster origins to why the caviar at Little’s is so special, you’ll feel like more of an expert too the next time you dine out after watching this show. Plus, you’ll want to stick around until the end, because Josephine’s is serving up a pie with a crust that Shepherd calls “stupidly good.” It combines peanuts, peanut butter, root beer, and homemade ice cream. Shepherd told the lead chef at Josephine’s that it better NEVER come off the menu.
Visit Two Headed Dog for Creepy Themed Halloween Cocktails
Are you ready to meet some spirits? In your cocktails that is! At Two Headed Dog owner Lindsay Rae and her team are mixing potions to help you with your double, double toil and trouble this spooky season. In the lead up to Halloween and for a few days after gather your boos and ghouls and imbibe in spirit-ed cocktails that are specially curated for The Black Lagoon pop-up. With spirits or without, the crafted beverages at Tow Headed Dog are delicious! Check out The Black Lagoon for Halloween in Houston! Two Headed Dog is at 3100 Fannin Street #115, Houston, TX 77004. They are open Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. Take a look at what to expect in the video above!
Chef's Day Out | Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd, Ep. 6
Shepherd shares some of his favorite places to dine on his days off! One of his go-to restaurants experimented for six months to create the perfect burger, has delicious wings you won't find on the menu, and serves up cocktails that sparkle!
Cooking with fire! | Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd, Ep. 5
In this episode, Chris Shepherd takes us to an Italian restaurant and a Tex-Mex restaurant which gained acclaim by cooking with an open flame. Stick around for the full show, because Shepherd also brings us into his backyard to share his technique when he fires up dinner outdoors!
Vietnamese Food | Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd, Ep. 3
In this episode, Chris explores a variety of Vietnamese food! Whether you’re looking for a quick and delicious banh mi sandwich or an impressive spread to savor with family and friends, the James Beard award-winning chef shows us great options around Houston.
What to Eat at Lagoonfest: From Festival to Fancy!
Lagoonfest (unofficial) VP of fun Uri Man took Houston Life's Melanie Camp on a tour of all the fun things you can do at Lagoonfest...including the food! The Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill serves delicious food and specialty cocktails. Watch the video to find out more! Book tickets for concerts and get day passes at lagoonfesttexas.com