Inspiring Stories from Chefs We Love!

Tanji & Chef Steven McHugh

Get to know the incredible folks behind the menus at a few of our favorite eateries from around Texas this weekend on Goodtaste with Tanji. Join us as I hear an exciting tale of risk and reward for one father/son duo, whose Uptown bistro is among my favorites anywhere. Then, hear how one Hill Country chef ditched the Olympics and her country for a new life and freedom in America. Tag along as I head to the epicenter of the culinary explosion in San Antonio.

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Meet me at Masraff’s if you believe in fate! Rated among Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants, this is one of the best in Uptown. Wait till you hear the father and son’s story behind how the restaurant came to be. This family’s story will make you wonder if our life’s events, good and bad, happen for a reason.

Little Gretel

Tag along as we travel to Cibolo Creek in Boerne for a luscious layover at Little Gretel. Hear the fascinating true story of the chef behind this charming bistro on the banks, Denise Mazal, who actually qualified for the ’76 Olympics in Montreal, but defected from her Communist country to pursue freedom in America. This Hill Country gem serves up Old World favorites like Bavarian Meatloaf and Jaeger Schnitzel in a comfy dining room filled with treasured memories from Denise’s former homeland.


The culinary epicenter of San Antonio, historic Pearl Brewery, found its heart in Cured. Expertly ‘cured’ meats, sure, but not so fast. The name has an altogether different meaning for Owner/Chef, Steven McHugh, a two time James Beard finalist!


Houston| KPRC | Sat 5p*
San Antonio | WOAI | Sat 6p
Austin | CBS Austin | Sun 11:30a*
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.

Austin: Goodtaste with Tanji will air on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.



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2 Responses to Inspiring Stories from Chefs We Love!

Mary says: August 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

Tanji – I love your clothes (especially the tops)and would like to see if you could add a blip to the credits after the show … who knows? I might find something here in San Antonio —

    Tanji says: August 15, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    We do have the wardrobe info in the credits…they go by fast! It’s Julian Gold on McCullough. They also have locations in Austin, Corpus and Midland. 🙂


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