Opening a restaurant is a true labor of love and this weekend on Goodtaste, we’re taking you behind the scenes with three families who’ve made it happen. Two brothers, who came from humble beginnings selling bread in Mexico, now run one of the busiest bakeries in San Antonio. A Lubbock couple fall in love over their shared love of food! Plus, the children of two prominent Houston culinary families dedicate their lives to preserving their mothers’ cooking.
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Walk into La Panadería in San Antonio and your mood will instantly improve with the smell of freshly baked bread and the sight of beautiful conchas and pan dulce! The long line may be daunting, but don’t even think about leaving without a taste of their delicious tequila spiked almond croissants and deli-fresh sandwiches. Top it all off with a steamy sip of one of their handcrafted hot drinks — and say hello to brothers Jose and David Cáceres. This weekend, get the recipe for their Birote bread and learn how these brothers started their business on a bicycle!
The Crafthouse Gastropub
Headed out to the Hub City? Hang your hat up at The Crafthouse Gastropub in Lubbock. I’ve always thought of Lubbock as a college town (it’s mine, after all! :), but there’s a new foodie revolution happening — all headed up by an adorable couple who met in the Alamo City. This weekend on Goodtaste, bite into one of their beefy pub-style burgers, made with grass-fed beef and caramelized onions or share a handcrafted pizza with your pals. Pair it with a local beer on tap — and be sure to ask Kate and Jason Diehl why there are so many soccer scarves on the wall. Watch this weekend for the recipe to their Thai Beef Salad.
If you think your mother’s cooking is best, then imagine eating at Tony Mandola’s in Houston. The legacies of two Houston culinary dynasties have dedicated their restaurant “To the preservation of the art of our Mamas’ cooking.” Phyllis Mandola is the daughter of Ninfa Laurenzo from the famed “Ninfa’s on Navigation,” or the woman credited with introducing the fajita to North America. [You may remember Ninfa’s from our second season — watch here.] Tony Mandola, grilled the first taco al carbon at Ninfa’s. Together, their seafood kitchen is a delicious menu of Cajun, Italian, and Mexican recipes, but mostly, a love for mom’s cooking. You can taste that love in one of my favorite recipes ever, the Oysters Roquefort, with creamy blue cheese and Gulf Oysters! [above]
Get the recipe this weekend — and watch for my wine finds! This weekend, we’re exploring new wines for serious wine fans! Can’t wait to dive in!
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