This weekend on Goodtaste with Tanji, we’ll be visiting some of the many restaurants and locals affected by last year’s Hurricane Harvey. Join me in Port Aransas as I try sizzling plates of made-from-scratch lasagna, sip on top-shelf margaritas and twirl forkfuls of seafood pasta. The stories of resilience and the willpower that went into rebuilding this long-loved beach community will inspire you. To tease your palate a little more, here are 3 things not to miss in this week’s brand new episode of Goodtaste with Tanji Season 4.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
When Linda Halioua and her husband moved from Philadelphia to Port Aransas, they thought they were moving to the Maui of Texas. The owner of Venetian Hot Plate, who originally hails from Venice, Italy, was seeking warmer weather for a new restaurant. At first glance, they wanted to turn and run, but they ended up falling in love with the energy of the funky island. The restaurant has now been proudly open for 23 years. Learn more about their story this weekend.
70 Bottles of Tequila on the Wall
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last year, La Playa Mexican Grill was in shambles – you could see sunlight shining through its ceiling. However, as fate would have it, the one thing that remained untouched was its 70+ bottle tequila collection. Each bottle was right where the owner, Greg Villasana, had left it and not a single one was broken. Talk about luck.
Heber Stone Sr., the mastermind behind the menu at Shell’s, has had quite the culinary journey. He’s worked at many successful restaurants, such as the legendary Courtyard Restaurant in Austin, and cooked for famous celebrities and politicians like President George Bush, ZZ Top, James Michener and “Lady Bird” Johnson.
Tune in this weekend for these amazing stories and MORE during the ALL NEW episode of Goodtaste with Tanji.