You’re invited to our table this weekend on Goodtaste with Tanji, where some of the nation’s top chefs are living out their American Dream and sharing it with you. Join a James Beard award-winning chef whose humble beginnings in Houston will inspire you. Then, feel like family at Pearland’s longtime barbecue joint with Cuban flavor – and meet the grandmother who rules the roost! Tag along for one of my favorite tacos to go in San Antonio.
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Linger awhile at Houston’s cozy Backstreet Cafe with James Beard award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. This locally-loved cafe is where Ortega got his start as a dishwasher, before winning the heart of its owner, Tracy Vaught. Together, they’ve started several restaurants and inspired countless more chefs in South Texas. You’ll be inspired to take just one more bite of Backstreet’s Brioche French Toast with caramelized bananas, house-made dulce de leche and peanut brittle. This weekend, you’ll get the recipe to Ortega’s Whole Roasted Gulf Snapper made with a rich Romesco sauce.
Take these tasty tacos to-go! We’re taking you to San Antonio’s mainstay taco joint, Las Palapas. It’s true Tex-Mex from an owner who got his start luring folks to his tiny taco truck with the smell of grilled onions and peppers. You’ll be lured in with those crispy tostadas brimming with creamy refried beans, fresh pico de gallo, guacamole and queso fresco (above). Think you’re ready for the Okie Burrito? It’s as big as your head! Get the recipe this weekend for one of San Antonio’s favorite breakfast tacos, the Chilaquiles Taco.
Central Texas Style Barbecue
It’s all about family at Central Texas Style Barbecue in Pearland, where grandma calls the shots! Here, a mom and daughter have been tending the pit since 1969, fusing their love of cooking with their Cuban heritage. You’ll love the recipe for their Cuban Black Beans and Rice, or Congri, and their endless side dishes, all named after family members. This weekend, bring home one of their most popular menu items, a stuffed hot baked potato with juicy chopped beef, topped with all the fancy fixins’!
Houston| KPRC | Sat 5p*
San Antonio | WOAI | Sat 6p
Austin | CBS Austin | Sat 6:30p
El Paso | KFOX | Sat 5p
Amarillo | KVII | Sun 11:30a
Lubbock | KLBK | Sun 5p
Waco | CW 12 | Sun 6p
Bryan/College Station | CW 8 | Sun 6p
Midland-Odessa | KWES | Sat 5p ; CW-West Texas | Sun 12:30p
Rio Grande Valley | KRGV| Sun Noon
Corpus Christi | KUQI FOX | Sat 6:30p
Beaumont | KFDM | Sat 6:30a ; Sun 1p
Houston: Goodtaste with Tanji will air on Saturday at 5 p.m.