Last year the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. In this week’s new episode of Goodtaste, we’re heading to Port Aransas to visit some of the coastal restaurants that were affected by the storm. These incredible humans were able to turn their pain into passion and you won’t want to miss their stories or their food. I was so touched by their stories–you will be too!
Our first stop is Venetian Hot Plate, an authentic Northern Italian restaurant owned by a woman who grew up in Venice, Italy. After seeing the dismay of her Port A restaurant, she knew she had to reopen – and made it happen in only 8 months.
Then, we visit owner Greg Villasana at La Playa Mexican Grille. In addition to extensive damage to his restaurant, Villasana also lost his home. He believes he never would have been able to rebuild his life without the kind gestures of his neighbors.
Our last stop is a family-owned favorite, Shell’s Pasta & Seafood. This intimate spot has been a fixture of the Port Aransas community since 1996. In addition to keeping locals well-fed with their fresh pastas, the owners, Heber and Karen Stone, also opened Shells’ doors to anyone who needed shelter during the hurricane.
Don’t miss out on all of the action (and incredible H-E-B wines).
Check your local listings
San Antonio – WOAI, NBC 6p Sat
Austin – KEYE, CBS 6:30p Sat
Houston – KPRC, NBC 5:30a Sat & Sun
Corpus – KSCC FOX 9:30p Sat
Amarillo – KVII ABC 11:30a Sun
El Paso – KFOX FOX 5:00p Sat
Nashville – WUXP MY Net 2:30p Sat
Abilene – KTXS ABC 4:30p Sun
San Angelo – KTXE ABC 4:30p Sat
Rio Grande Valley – KRGV ABC Noon Sun
Waco – KWTX CW 6p Sun
Bryan/CS – KBTX CW 6p Sun
Midland-Odessa – KWES NBC 5p Sat/ CW 12:30p Sun
Lubbock – KLBK CBS 5p Sun
Beaumont – KFDM CBS 6:30a