Houston Food Insiders Reveal the Best Seafood Restaurant in Town
On this week’s episode of “What’s Eric Eating,” CultureMap editor Eric Sandler and Houston Barbecue Festival co-founder Michael Fulmer discuss the latest food news and their recent meals. at two local restaurants.
The episode begins with an in-depth examination of The Best Houston Chef. They question whether the episodes provided viewers with enough context about the city. From there, the conversation turns to local chief tester Evelyn Garcia, who became the second chief from Houston to reach the final episode. Finally, they rate the winner of the season Buddha Lo and where he ranks among the Excellent chef champions of past seasons.
Their conversation continues with thoughts on Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers, the new comfort food restaurant from Gatlin BBQ owner Greg Gatlin and Executive Chef Michelle Wallace. Overall they are excited about the new addition to Independence Heights and can’t wait to dine there.
The news ends with some memories of Rice Epicurean. The luxury grocery store will close its only remaining location in July.
In the Restaurant of the Week segment, Fulmer and Sandler describe their recent meal at 1751 Sea & Bar, the upscale seafood restaurant of Pit Room owner Michael Sambrooks. Tune in to find out if dishes like crawfish johnnycakes and lobster chawanmushi have left the duo with the conclusion that this is Houston’s best seafood restaurant.
This week’s episode ends with their thoughts on Flying Fish. A recent meal at the fast-casual restaurant in The Heights impressed them both, and they decided to come back soon.
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