Goodtaste with Tanji – Season 4 Episode 2

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).

Episode Recipes

La Playa Mexican Grille’s Crabmeat Enchiladas
La Playa Mexican Grille’s The “Dreamsicle”
Shell’s Pasta & Seafood’s Rigatoni Pollo
Venetian Hot Plate’s Misto Mare
Goya Foods Pappardelle



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




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