This week on Goodtaste with Tanji, we nibble on loaded bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers, dip a pita chip into a queso made with cheeses from four different countries, and grab a slice of a cheesy pizza covered in New Mexican chiles. To tease your palate a little more, here are 3 things you must not miss in this week’s new episode of Goodtaste.
1. Hang Ten
Photo Courtesy of Texas Surf Museum
Owner of Water Street Market, Brad Lomax, has combined his life-long passion for surfing, seafood and the Texas coast in one Corpus Christi city block. As an avid surfer, he opened the only surf museum in Texas! The museum, which debuted in 2005, is home to the first surfboard ever made in Texas and even a board signed by The Beach Boys. Find out more about Brad’s journey from banking to the beach, plus all the delicious surf-inspired food, on this week’s Goodtaste.
2. An American Dream
Phoenicia Specialty Foods all started when owners Bob and Arpi Tcholakian fled Lebanon’s civil war over 30 years ago. They set up a small 2,500–square-foot Mediterranean-style delicatessen and grocery store in Houston with only a few shelves of hard-to-find specialty items. Soon, it became so popular that they moved across the street to open a 55,000-square food market.
3. Colorful Careers
Before owning Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, Loyd Turner held a few interesting jobs. Back in college, he made $5 an hour modeling nude for a Texas Tech art class. He also was really into health food. He sold fresh-squeezed juices and whole grain breads that he baked himself. Sounds like he was ahead of his time! Tune in for Loyd’s story (and so much more!) on this weekend’s brand new episode of Goodtaste with Tanji.