What's Eric Eating

What's Eric Eating

Every week, CultureMap Food Editor Eric Sandler examines the Houston culinary landscape, giving you the latest news, restaurant reviews, and interviews with some of the most interesting people in the scene. New episodes of the What's Eric Eating? podcast drop every Thursday morning, just in time to plan your weekend.

All Episodes

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Chris Shepherd Shakes Up His Restaurants with Big Closure and 2 New Concepts 6 Things to Know in Houston Food Right Now: Chefs on the Move, Great Crepes, and More Hot Chicken Acclaimed Chinese Bistro Picks Hot Heights Development for Stylish New Location Tex-Mex Staple and All-American Cafe Coming to Prime West U Shopping Plaza Favorite Inner Loop Burger Joint Now Open Near Baybrook Mall Ambitious New Mexican Restaurant Opens in Familiar Memorial-Area Spot

Dec 2

55 min 28 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Red-Hot Houston Restaurateur Reveals 2 New Concepts for Buzzy Buffalo Bayou Development 2 Houston Tasting Menu Temples Earn Esquire Best New Restaurant Nods Houston's Busiest Patio Spot Serves Up Massive New Location in The Woodlands Chris Shepherd Shakes Up His Restaurants with Big Closure and 2 New Concepts Farmers Market Favorite Ice Cream Maker Sets Opening Date for New Heights Scoop Shop Lavish London Gaming Club Darts into Houston with Games, Cocktails, and Choice Eats, and Open Date

Nov 24

1 hr 2 min

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: 2 Houston Nightlife Veterans Step in to Open Planned Galleria Food Hall Austin Based Bar Serves Up Tropical Vibes to Prime Montrose Rooftop New Wine Shop-Market Boasting CBD Items, Art, and More Pops Open in Bellaire Ambitious New Houston BBQ Joint Fires Up EaDo with Smoked Meats and Massive Patio Ben Berg Heats Up The Heights with New, Intimate Italian Restaurant 26 Houston Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Thanksgiving Day Suburban Favorite Pizza Joint Picks The Heights for First Inner Loop Location Red-Hot Houston Restaurateur Reveals 2 New Concepts for Buzzy Buffalo Bayou Development

Nov 18

55 min 15 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Bun B and Houston Food Trucks Team Up for Astroworld Victims Fundraiser Masterchef Winner Christine Ha Picks Spring Branch for Vietnamese Gastropub New York Based, Australian Style Coffee Shop Brews Up First Houston Location Fantastical, Anime-Inspired Nightclub Dances into Downtown This Month 2 Houston Nightlife Veterans Step in to Open Planned Galleria Food Hall Austin Based Bar Serves Up Tropical Vibes to Prime Montrose Rooftop Pint-Sized Coffee Shop Percolates in Buzzy Garden Oaks Destination Favorite Uptown Sushi Rolls into North Houston with Stylish New Concept To hear Patrick's full story, listen to episode 47 of Tales from the Pits: Texas BBQ Podcast here.

Nov 11

1 hr 9 min

Today on the podcast, Eric is joined by Mary Clarkson of Avondale Food and Wine. They discuss Aaron Bludorn's plans to open a new restaurant, Miami based doughnut shop, The Salty, opening in Houston, and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen coming to Houston as well. In the Restaurants of the Week portion of the podcast, Eric and Mary discuss their recent visit to Alba Ristorante in the Hotel Granduca. Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter.

Nov 4

26 min 32 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Food Hall Favorite Barbecue Joint Bringing Brisket and Fajitas to New Cypress Location Star Chefs Take Houstonians Through New Japanese Dual-Concept Journey in The Heights Hot Heights Bar Reloads with Award Winning Bartender and Acclaimed Chef  Houston's Black Chefs Heat Up New 'Kultured' Dinner Series Chef's Departure Prompts a Reboot at Popular Houston Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant Downtown's Newest Luxury Steakhouse Reveals Hotly Anticipated Opening Date

Oct 28

51 min 43 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Popular Bellaire BBQ Joint Heats Up New York Times List of 50 Exciting Restaurants Top Montrose Coffee Shop Levels Up with New Coffee and Pastry Talents New Non-Alcoholic Beer, Wine, and Spirits Shop Pops Open in Rice Village in Time for Sober October 7 Smokin' Houston Area Joints Sizzle on Texas Monthly's Surprising New Best BBQ in Texas List Houston Favorite Soul Food Restaurant Cooks Up New Heights Area Location 5 Things to Know in Houston Food Right Now: Openings, Island Eats, and a Farewell to Old Friends

Oct 21

36 min 52 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter!

Oct 19

34 min 51 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Anvil Owner's Downtown Tequila Bar Will Say Adios at the End of October Rapidly Expanding Bar Group Adds Spring Branch Staple, Parts Ways with Local Chef Ambitious New Mexican Restaurant Pops into Familiar Energy Corridor Space Popular Bellaire BBQ Joint Heats Up New York Times List of 50 Exciting Restaurants LA's Most Popular Cupcake Shop Sprinkles into Rice Village Massive New Nightclub Splashes into EaDo for Halloween Weekend Montrose's Newest Craft Beer Spot Serves Up Choice Lagers, IPA's, and Pub Bites

Oct 14

1 hr 4 min

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Downtonwn's Buzzy Post Houston Reveals Open Date, a Groundbreaking Pizza Spot, and More Houston's Newest Master Sommelier on the Grueling Process of Passing the Wine World's Toughest Test Armandos Owners' New Italian Restaurant Debuts in River Oaks Houston Restaurant Veterans Craft Tasty New Neighborhood Spot in Garden Oaks New Virtual Food Hall Powers Up in Northwest Houston with 4 Crowd-Pleasing Concepts Aaron Bludorn Remixes Menu at Houston's Beloved Burger and Breakfast Joint Ambitious New Mexican Restaurant Pops into Familiar Energy Corridor Space

Oct 7

54 min 18 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode. Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Rumor No More: Top Chef Selects Houston for New Season Beloved Houston Burger Restaurant Will Soon Shutter in The Heights Heights Restaurant Dishes on Social Media Outrage Over New Ice Cream Hot Chicken Sandwich New Downtown Coffee Shop Brews Up Tasty Breakfast and Evening Wine Bar Healthy Plant-Based Restaurant Serving Vegan 'Cheesesteaks' and More Announces Memorial Opening Date Common Bond's New Brasserie Elevates Downtown Dining with Sweet Treats and Dinner Service Armandos Owners' New Italian Restaurant Debuts in River Oaks

Sep 30

49 min 34 sec

Trying something new with the podcast, if you have a question that you'd like to ask Eric or a topic for him and his cohosts to discuss send them to Eric at eric@culturemap.com and he'll answer/discuss it on a future episode.  Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Mega List of 40-Plus Restaurants and Bars Opening in Houston This Fall New Tulum-Inspired Patio Lounge Shines in Heights Mixed-Use Development Beloved Museum District Restaurant's Charitable Works Score National Award from Bon Appetit Rumor No More: Top Chef Selects Houston for New Season Drake Approved Hot Chicken Restaurant Sets Opening Date for First Houston Location Downtown's Newest Steakhouse Sizzles with Announcement of Seasoned Head Chef Heights Restaurant Dishes on Social Media Outrage Over New Ice Cream Hot Chicken Sandwich

Sep 23

59 min 20 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Favorite Heights Bagel Shop Known for House-Cured Lox Will Soon Shutter Dish Society Masterminds Gather for New American Restaurant in CityCentre 2 Hot Houston Chefs Suddenly Depart from Acclaimed Restaurants Beloved Museum District Restaurant's Charitable Works Score National Award from Bon Appetit Houston Food Influencer Flips Out with New Smash Burger Pop-Up New Tulum-Inspired Patio Lounge Shines in Heights Mixed-Use Development Top Chef Superstar Announces Big Return of His Shuttered Downtown Italian Restaurant  Former Houston Soccer Superstar Joins Cool Crowd at Montrose Restaurant Opening Bash

Sep 16

56 min 1 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Chris Shepherd Leaves Westheimer Home for Posh New Montrose Mixed-Use Development Exciting New Spanish Restaurant Boasting World-Class Cred Heads to The Heights Houston's Famous Turkey Leg Hut Delivers Crucial Food and Aid to Hurricane Ida Victims Heights Tex-Mex Restaurant Shutters to Make Way for Exciting New Mexican American Eatery New Restaurant Plants a Kiss on Sawyer Yards with Southern Food and 'Vibe Dining' Dish Society Masterminds Gather for New American Restaurant in CityCentre Favorite Heights Bagel Shop Known for House-Cured Lox will Soon Shutter

Sep 9

1 hr 8 min

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Cherished Houston Nonprofit Uncorks Scholarship Program Fostering BIPOC Participation in Wine These Are The 9 Best Food and Drink Events in Houston This Labor Day Weekend Bosscat Kitchen's New Sushi Sister Concept Rolls Into Houston Pioneering South African Restaurant Ends It's Houston Run and Cooks Up New Portuguese Flair California Chicken Sandwich Restaurant Flies Into Houston for Flagship Texas Outpost Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught's Exciting New Street Food Concept Opens in Uptown Park Guy Fieri Showcases 4 Houston Restaurants in New Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives episodes Chris Shepherd Leaves Westheimer Home for Posh New Montrose Mixed-Use Development California Chicken Restaurant Goes 'Crazy' with 15 New Houston Locations

Sep 2

57 min 14 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Luxurious Galleria-Area Hotel Begins Again with New Fine Dining Italian Restaurant California-Based Churro Sensation Serves Up First Houston Location Underground Smashburger Pop-Up Serves Up Houston's Next Must-Eat Bite TikTok Star Larray Stirs Up New Mac and Cheese Ghost Kitchen in Houston 5 Best New Houston Restaurants and Shops for Cool and Creative Ice Cream Bosscat Kitchen's New Sushi Sister Concept Rolls Into Houston Hit Montrose Steakhouse Absorbs Next-Door Cocktail Bar for More Seating

Aug 26

28 min 14 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Gordon Ramsay-Approved Tortilleria Flips into Permanent Houston Home Iconic Houston Steakhouse to Relocate from Familiar Home to Downtown Digs Celebrity-Backed, Upscale Miniature Golf Concept Rolls into Sawyer Yards Hungry's Owners Cultivate a New, Plant-Based Restaurant in Memorial Healthy Salad Chain Freshens Up Sugar Land with Whole 30 and Keto Options Luxurious Galleria-Area Hotel Begins Again with New Fine Dining Italian Restaurant TikTok Star Larray Stirs Up New Mac and Cheese Ghost Kitchen in Houston

Aug 19

32 min 29 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Pit Room Owners Kindle New, Wood-Burning Steakhouse for Historic Montrose Space Two Glitzy New Nightclubs Line Up on Washington Avenue and EaDo to Lure Sophisticated Crowds Highly Anticipated New Inner Loop Food Hall Serves Up Soft Opening Plus Hot Shopping Hungry's Owners Cultivate a New, Plant Based Restaurant in Memorial Global Pizza Giant Selects Houston to Test New, Plant Based Pepperoni

Aug 12

55 min 50 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Houston's Best Restaurant, Chef, and More Unveiled at 2021 Tastemaker Awards Goode Co. Confirms Rumors of a New Restaurant in Familiar Heights Space Houston Hip-Hop Superstar Bun B Debuts New Burger Pop-Up at CultureMap Awards Chinatown Favorite Pho Shop Now Serving Bone Marrow at Downtown Food Hall Sophisticated New Spin on Mini-Golf Rolls into Downtown with Cool Tech and Adult Fun

Jul 29

40 min 18 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Downtown's Massive New Food Hall Serves Up 11 More Cutting Edge Global Concepts and Local Favorites Stylish New Italian Restaurant Brings the Adriatic Inside the Loop Chef Trio Unites for Midtown Patio Bar Serving Fancy Po' Boys and Frozen Cocktails Houston's 10 Best Bartenders Craft Stellar Specialty Sips and Top-Shelf Service Montrose Restaurant and Wine Shop Will Relocate After 10 Years on Westheimer These are Houston's 9 Best Restaurants for 2021 Casual Garden Oaks Steakhouse Lures Investors with Irresistible Free Burgers for Life Offer Houston Restaurant Weeks 2021 Heats Up with 10 Exciting New Options

Jul 22

1 hr 1 min

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Chef Trio Unites for Midtown Patio Bar Serving Fancy Po' Boys and Frozen Cocktails Houston's 10 Best Chefs Blend Veteran Chops and Future-Star Flair Stylish New Italian Restaurant Brings the Adriatic Inside the Loop Palatial Bowling-Focused Entertainment Destination Rolls Out Big Houston Opening Highly Anticipated Restaurant Pours into Spring Branch with Self-Serve Drinks and Whole 30 Eats

Jul 15

47 min 8 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: 16 Best New Houston Restaurants Compete for Coveted Tastemakers Title Brasserie 19 Masterminds Unveil Posh and Gratifying New Restaurant in Rice Village 2 Classic and Longtime Houston Restaurants Announce Imminent Shutters Inventive and Healthy Baguette-Salad Restaurant Concept Rises in Houston

Jul 8

43 min 10 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Favorite Southern Fried Chicken Chain Bojangles Flies Into Houston Area Next Year Monkey's Tail Masterminds Reveal Plans for Petrol Station's Replacement Chicago-Based Italian Restaurant Signs on to New Downtown High-Rise High-End Hospitality Veteran Launches Firm for Budding Houston Restaurateurs Sneak Peek of Massive New Food Hall Opening Soon Near The Heights Brother-Sister Chef Duo Plan LA-Inspired 'Craveable' All-Day Cafe for Houston's East End

Jun 24

48 min 38 sec

Today on the podcast Eric is joined by frequent guest host Linda Salinas to discuss the latest happenings in the Houston restaurant and bar scene including Culturemap's Tastemaker Awards returning for an in-person event, the Commune food festival coming to Houston in the fall, and il Bracco, a popular Dallas restaurant coming to Houston in 2022. In the Restaurants of the Week portion of the show, Homestead Kitchen and Bar is featured.  In the Guest of the Week section Eric is joined by Erin Smith of Feges BBQ. Eric talks with Erin about their Spring Branch location's opening, how that location will differ from their Greenway Plaza location, some food and beverage menu additions, how they managed to staff their new location in the pandemic and much more!

Jun 17

1 hr 6 min

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: New Italian Restaurant from Owners of River Oaks Hot Spots Heads to Buzzy Montrose Development Tilman Fertitta Dishes on his New Mastro's Restaurant Set to Make a Splash in The Woodlands Houston's New Mediterranean-Inspired All-Day Cafe Set to Charm Boulevard Oaks Downtown's New Charity Bar Takes Flight with Opening Date Las Vegas Ramen Restaurant Stirs Up Hot Openings in The Heights Nationally Acclaimed Ice Cream Shop Now Serving Scoops in CityCentre Fresh New Restaurant Serving All-Day Breakfast and More Opens in The Heights 4 Top Chef Contestants Serve Up 'Immersive' Juneteenth Dinner Experience in Houston Houston's Vets Opening Exciting Italian Restaurant in Prime Galleria-Area Spot

Jun 10

1 hr

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Chris Shepherd Serves Up a New Burger Joint for Historic Farmers Market Upscale Dallas House of Burgers and Oysters Cozies Up to River Oaks Houston Restaurant Weeks Serves Up Highly Anticipated Dining Dates for 2021 Historic Houston-Area Barbecue Joint Links Up with Fancy Food Retailer Downtown's New Charity Bar Takes Flight with Opening Date New Italian Restaurant from Owners of River Oaks Hot Spots Heads to Buzzy Montrose Development

Jun 3

59 min 7 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Houston's Most Authentic New York Pizzeria Serves Up Reopening Date New Retro Soda and Sweet Shop Serves Up Boozy Shakes and More on Washington Avenue Nashville Hot Chicken Chain from L.A. to Open at Least 6 Restaurants in Houston Houston Star Chef Justin Yu Dishes on Reopening His Downtown Restaurant, His Talented Protégé, and More 2 Luxurious Galleria-Area Restaurants Temporarily Closed by Kitchen Fire New Legislation Regulates Third-Party Delivery Apps in Texas Chris Shepherd's Signature Sausage Now Sold at Houston H-E-B's 

May 27

1 hr

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Downtown's Hottest Hotel Fires Up New Steakhouse from Renowned Latin American Chef Promising Coffee Shop and Cafe Inside 4 H-E-B's Announces Imminent Shutter Pappas Family Revives Beloved Greek Restaurant with New Name and Location Nashville Hot Chicken Chain from L.A. To Open At Least 6 Restaurants in Houston Houston Cocktail Bar's New Pop-Up Shop Stocks Everything You Need for a Great Drink Boutique Houston-Owned Winery Uncorks New Tasting Room in The Heights Houston-Themed, Monopoly-Inspired Pop-Up Brings Insta-Worthy Environment to Rice Village

May 20

42 min 55 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Food Network Superstar Guy Fieri Dives into Houston for Surprise Visit Texas Legislature Approves Bill Making Alcohol To-Go Permanent Brooklyn-Based Ice Cream Shop Opens First Houston Location This Weekend with 2 Tastes Texans Love 17 Hot Houston Restaurants Serving Up Last-Minute Mother's Day Dining and To-Go Houston Crowned Best BBQ City in America in Surprising New Survey Epic San Diego Wing Restaurant Flies into Houston with New Locations Rockin' LA-Based Ramen Restaurant Heats Up Heights Development

May 6

58 min 21 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Food Network Superstar Guy Fieri Dives into Houston for Surprise Visit Talented Chef from Chris Shepherd's Crew Joins Iconic Midtown Restaurant Heights Comfort Restaurant Gives Way to New Las Vegas Ramen Spot Luxurious New Midtown Nightclub Caters to Serious VIPs in the Know Boot-Scootin' New Bar Serves Up Trailer Park Chic to Washington Avenue New '80's Themed Bar Promises a Totally Rad Dance Fest Downtown New Heights Poolside Bar and Restaurant Cowboys Up with Tropical Sips and Island Eats

Apr 29

58 min 53 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Houston Restaurateur Teams Up with Billy Gibbons for ZZ Top Tribute Tex-Mex Cafe Downtown Food Hall's Pizza Star Spins Off Hot New Heights-Area Slice Concept Crafty New Family-Friendly Neighborhood Restaurant Sprouts Up In Garden Oaks Intimate New Steakhouse Sizzles in Montrose with Retro-Chic Ambience 10 Best New Brunches in Houston Serve Up Decadent Dishes and Al Fresco Fun Fresh New Houston Restaurant Promotion Feeds the Hungry and Nixes Food Waste Dallas-Based Pizzeria Serves Up 'Srirancha' and Late-Night Pies to Midtown

Apr 22

53 min 21 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Acclaimed Barbecue Joint and Talented Pastry Chef Team Up for New Garden Oaks Sandwich Shop 3 Talented Top Chefs' Big Moves Heat Up Houston's Restaurant Scene Legendary New Orleans Seafood Restaurant Opens this Weekend in Montrose Veteran Houston Chef Opens His Highly Anticipated New Heights Restaurant Rising Chef with Hugo's Cred Rolls Out New Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Food Hall First Houston Contestant Eliminated on Second Episode of Top Chef

Apr 15

1 hr 9 min

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Veteran Houston Restaurateur Swaps His Heights Steakhouse for Upscale Korean BBQ Eclectic Houston Restaurant Brings Fusion Fare and Beachy Vibe to Montrose Cult-Favorite Aggie Chicken Finger Restaurant Flies into Houston with First Location MFAH's New Casual Italian Café from Michelin-Starred Chef Draws Up Opening Date Japanese-Inspired Tasting Menu Restaurant Energizes CityCentre This Summer 3 Talented Top Chefs' Big Moves Heat Up Houston's Restaurant Scene Acclaimed Barbecue Joint and Talented Pastry Chef Teams Up for New Garden Oaks Sandwich Shop Veteran Houston Chef Opens His Highly Anticipated New Heights Restaurant

Apr 8

1 hr 2 min

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Wildly Popular Houston Barbecue Joint Picked for Prestigious Las Vegas Food Hall Chris Shepherd Fires Up New Restaurant in Montrose Mixed-Use Development Hot Japanese Noodle Restaurant Chain Stirs Up New Houston Locations Elegant New Montrose Fine Dining Restaurant Reserves March Open Date Watch for 2 Cool New Drinking Spots from These Houston Hospitality Veterans

Apr 1

1 hr 1 min

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Houston Meat Market Beloved for Cajun Fare Announces Closing Date Talented Houston Chef Cooks Up New Company for Aspiring Restaurateurs El Paso-Inspired Tex-Mex Restaurant Now Serving Comfort in The Heights Acclaimed Austin Pizza Joint Slices Into Midtown with New York-Style Pies and Dog-Friendly Patio Chris Shepherd Fires Up New Restaurant in Montrose Mixed Use Development Wildly Popular Houston Barbecue Joint Picked for Prestigious Las Vegas Food Hall Hot Japanese Noodle Restaurant Chain Stirs Up New Houston Locations

Mar 25

56 min 27 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Wildly Popular Viet-Cajun Crawfish Restaurant Heats Up Historic Houston Farmers Market Veteran Houston Chef Returns to The Heights with Classic American Fare Houston's Original Downtown Charity Saloon Shutters... but New Bar is Coming El Paso-Inspired Tex-Mex Restaurant Now Serving Comfort in The Heights 8 Things to Know in Houston Food Right Now: Ramen Reopening, Mark Holley Returns, and All the Pie Talented Houston Chef Cooks Up New Company for Aspiring Restaurateurs  Downtown Houston Bar First to Dip into City's New Patio Program

Mar 18

1 hr 3 min

Today on the podcast Eric is joined by Mary Clarkson of Avondale Food & Wine to discuss some of the latest news from the Houston bar and restaurant scene including the Governor's mask mandate being lifted, a new concept from the owners of Doris Metropolitan, and two new locations for La Calle Tacos. In the Restaurants of the Week portion Messina Hof's Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen is featured. In the Guest of the Week section Eric is joined by Adan Medrano, executive producer and writer of Truly Texas Mexican, The Movie. Eric and Adan discuss how he got started writing, why he decided to turn his book into and movie, some of his favorite dishes from his research for the movie, and much more!

Mar 12

52 min 55 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: 8 Houston Eateries Land on Texas Monthly's Best New Restaurants List Pioneering Heights Restaurant and Brunch Hot Spot Shutters After 10-Year Run Houston's Hottest Restaurateur Reveals Plans for 2 Exciting New Concepts in The Heights Chris Shepherd, Shake Shack, and Generous Houstonian Team Up to Help Local Restaurant Workers Beyoncé Grants Houston Black-Owned Small Business $10,000 New Retro and Interactive Speakeasy/Bar Powers Up in Midtown Food Network Star Alton Brown Bakes Up Tasty Live Performance in Houston Imaginative New Vietnamese Restaurant and Sandwich Shop Unwraps in Katy

Mar 4

55 min 40 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Houston's Devastating Winter Freeze Storms Through Week's Top Stories New Sushi Restaurant and Sake Grill Slices Into Cool Heights Development Prepare for 3 New Food Halls Heating Up The Heights, Galleria, and Midtown This Year Houston's Bread Man Rises Again with Massive New Facility and Fresh Face Houston's Hottest Restaurateur Reveals Plans for 2 Exciting New Concepts in The Heights 8 Houston Eateries Land on Texas Monthly's Best New Restaurants List

Feb 25

29 min 35 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Talented Museum District Chef-Owner Serves Up 2 Exciting New Houston Restaurants Innovative New French Pop-Up Steps in for Acclaimed Downtown Houston Restaurant Texas' Beloved Luby's Cafeteria Chain Reveals Timeline for Shuttering All Remaining Locations The Ultimate Guide to Houston Restaurants Dishing Out Dine-In and To-Go on Valentine's Day 5 Hot Houston Restaurants to Let the Good Times Roll for Mardi Gras Montrose Mediterranean Institution Speeds Into The Heights for New Location Houston's Largest Winery Debuts with Sprawling Bar, Patio, and Restaurant

Feb 11

56 min 43 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Acclaimed Food Hall Steakhouse Exits Downtown to Serve Up 2 Hot New Locations New Street-Style Taco Stand Unfolds First Location in The Heights Massive Dallas-Based Arcade and Cider Paradise Powers Up Open Date in East End New Black-Owned Coffee Shop Serves Up Caffeine Fixes and Sweet Treats Downtown Tilman Fertitta Takes Much of His Empire Public in Massive $6.6 Billion Merger Houston's Oldest Brewery Makes Generous Donation to Local At-Risk Kids Innovative New French Pop-Up Steps in for Acclaimed Downtown Houston Restaurant

Feb 4

56 min 36 sec

Follow Eric on Instagram and Twitter, plus check out some of his latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Spirited New Beer Garden, Cocktail Bar, and Bakery Heats Up Washington Avenue Houston Restaurant Veteran Serves Up Casual American Bistro to Memorial Area Massive Dallas-Based Arcade and Cider Paradise Powers Up Open Date in East End New Street-Style Taco Stand Unfolds First Location in The Heights Acclaimed Food Hall Steakhouse Exits Downtown to Serve Up 2 Hot New Locations Beloved Houston Chinese Restaurant Closes After Weekend Fire

Jan 28

1 hr 4 min

Check out Eric's latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston reveals 2 New Restaurants Led by Michelin-Starred Chefs Despite Trade, James Harden's Houston Restaurant will Open as Scheduled 8 Things to Know in Houston Food Right Now: Montrose Chinese Favorite Bids Farewell Downtown Houston's Euro-Inspired Luxury Hotel Suddenly Shutters Starbucks Perks Up Houston Minority Communities as Part of $100 Million Investment A Pop-Up Bar Inspired by The Office Debuts in Downtown Houston This Weekend Houston Restaurant Veteran Serves Up Casual American Bistro to Memorial Area Ronnie Killen Fires Up Newest Location of his Barbecue Restaurant in The Woodlands

Jan 21

1 hr 13 min

Check out Eric's latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: More Than 30 Highly Anticipated Restaurants and Bars Coming to Houston in 2021 Houston's Favorite Doughnut Shop Sells to Texas Private Equity Firm Houston Restaurants Could Soon Sell Alcohol To-Go Forever Thanks to New Bill New Burger and Brews Restaurant Brings Beachy Vibes to Pearland Chris Shepherd Cooks Up Casual Steakhouse for Downtown High-Rise and Texas Fare for Farmers Market Chopped Champ Unleashes Pizza and Italian Restaurants at Houston Mixed-Use Development Houston Cajun Favorite Takes Flight with New Fast Food Restaurant... Crawfish Included Inventive Texas Taco Restaurant Rolls Out First Houston-Area Drive-Thru Location in The Heights

Jan 14

42 min 47 sec

In today's episode, Eric Sandler is joined by Matt Harris. They start off by expanding on some thoughts about the Houston food scene from the year in review show, then move on to the latest news from the Houston restaurant and bar scene including the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream opening, 93' Til bringing a new spot to the Montrose area, Tiny Champions giving the East side another pizza option, and Kanau Sushi opening in Midtown at Drewery Place. In the Restaurants of the Week Better Luck Tomorrow and Lefty's Cheesesteaks are featured. In the Guest of the Week segment Eric is joined by Chef and owner of Riel, Ryan Lachaine. They discuss how Riel was impacted by COVID restrictions and how Ryan has been able to keep Riel successful with their to go business. They also talk about how Ryan came up with the idea for Louie's sandwiches, the future of Riel, Ryan's project in Nashville, his hopes for 2021 and much more!

Dec 2020

52 min 39 sec

This week's episode of What's Eric Eating is the year-end wrap up, covering everything from classic spots that have weathered the 2020 storm to restaurants and bars not so fortunate to make it through this year. Eric, Felice, Linda, and Matt all review their personal best new restaurants, their most memorable bites, what they are all looking forward to in 2021, and much more!

Dec 2020

41 min 32 sec

Check out Eric's latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Downtown Houston Development Reveals First 6 Vendors for Massive New Food Hall Armando's Owners Spice Up River Oaks with Cozy New Italian Restaurant Popular Inner Loop Wine Bar and Cafe Uncorks New Memorial-Area Location Tilman Fertitta Adds New Location of Legendary Steakhouse to Downtown Houston Instagrammable New Wine Bar and Restaurant Pops Open in Museum District Deshaun Watson-Backed Cheesesteak Restaurant Opens First Houston Location

Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

Check out Eric's latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Rockets Superstar James Harden Bringing Upscale Restaurant and Nightclub to Houston Intimate and Worldly New Sushi Restaurant Rolls Out in the Galleria Area Sun Sets on Inventive Heights Neighborhood Cafe and Doughnut Shop Popular Inner Loop Wine Bar and Cafe Uncorks new Memorial-Area Location Eagerly Anticipated Houston Restaurant Offers Free Pizza for Life to Raise Dough

Dec 2020

48 min 12 sec

Check out Eric's latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Celebrity Chef Scores $1 Million for Houston Food Charity on Popular Game Show Chris Shepherd's One Fifth Cooks Up Comfy New Southern-Inspired Menu Luxurious Gourmet Date Shop Sweetens Up CityCentre with Second U.S. Boutique Posh Post Oak Fine Dining Restaurant Heads West with Casual New Vibe and Updated Menu Innovative Houston Urban Farm Scores National Award for Green Work Impressive Shark-Tank Backed Waffle Restaurant Opens in The Woodlands Intimate and Worldly New Sushi Restaurant Rolls Out in the Galleria Area

Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Check out Eric's latest articles at Culturemap.com, such as: Diverse Rice Village Food Hall Shutters Due to COVID Houston's Chopped Champion Cooks Up Exciting Comeback Story Memorial Villages Favorite Restaurant Reveals New Locale with Major Twist Houston's Most Well-Regarded Hot Dog Restaurant to Shutter in Montrose Houston's Most Celebrated Cocktail Bar Announces Highly Anticipated Reopening The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner in Houston... Dine-in and To-Go Celebrity Chef Cashes in for Houston Food Charity on Who Wants to be a Millionaire 10 Things to Know in Houston Food Right Now

Nov 2020

55 min 13 sec