On this week’s episode of “What’s Eric Consuming,” chef Justin Turner joins CultureMap meals editor Eric Sandler. Because the director of culinary hospitality for McCord Growth, Turner at present oversees two eating places within the Era Park venture close to Lake Houston — Bocca Italian Kitchen and Lupo Caffe.
The dialog begins with Turner discussing his choice to shut Bernie’s Burger Bus and settle for his present place with McCord. From there, Sandler and Turner talk about Bocca’s evolution right into a seafood-oriented Italian restaurant and Lupo’s transition for a pizzeria to a extra eclectic cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
One in all Turner’s tasks is to assist recruit different restauranteurs to open their very own ideas at Era Park. The chef shares that he aspires to open an intimate, tasting menu house that might take a few of its inspiration from his time as a personal chef for former NBA participant Shane Battier.
“I cooked for them. They ate at their island. They’d have visitors over. I would interact with them,” Turner says about his time working the previous Houston Rocket. “That have was so nice. I received to clarify what I used to be doing and why I used to be doing it. I used to be so keen about it. I wish to create that have.”
Previous to the interview, Sandler and co-host Linda Salinas talk about the information of the week. Their matters embrace: chef Philippe Schmit returning to eating places at PS21; Finest Regards, a brand new bar and lounge opening within the Heights; and Haywire, a Dallas-based consolation meals restaurant that can open at Gateway Memorial Metropolis.
Within the restaurant of the week phase, they share ideas about their latest meal from PrimoHoagies. Take heed to the complete episode to be taught whether or not Salinas and Sandler assume the East Coast-based sandwich store is a worthy addition to Washington Avenue.
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