"Houston has a lot of people and a lot of money," Chuck Hughes says. "Fortunately or unfortunately, you need people and money for restaurants. Houston has everything going for it."
Photo courtesy Cooking Channel Chuck eats Westheimer on July 31
This was a surprise to Hughes when he visited Houston at the end of May to tape his Cooking Channel show, Chuck's Eat the Street. Hughes is a French-Canadian chef who's competed on Iron Chef (and beat Bobby Flay) and is currently a judge on Chopped: Canada. He's better known in the United States for the Cooking Channel shows Chuck's Day off and Chuck's Week Off, as well as Eat the Streets, which brought him to town. The show centers around a single street in any given city and what culinary gems Hughes can find on that stretch of asphalt.
The third season debuts on July 10 with a look at Lamar Boulevard in Austin, and later in the month, on July 31, we'll get to see Hughes take a trip down Westheimer and eat at some of the loooooong road's best restaurants.More »