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Taste America: Houston

June 29 @ 7:00 pm

evelyn garcia

The James Beard Foundation welcomes Taste America to Houston Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. Taste America is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the local independent restaurants at the heart of our community. The walk-around tasting at Silver Street Studios will be a gathering of chefs from the Houston culinary community and beyond. Food stations will be hosted by Chef Michelle Wallace of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston, Chef Cassie Shortino from Phoenix, and many more. Each station’s offering will reflect the chef’s signature style and highlight the uniqueness of their restaurant and community. The tasting will have beverage stations and other activations from national and local sponsors.

A complete list of food stations and their hosts are as follows:

Michelle Wallace
Gatlin’s BBQ

Cassie Shortino

Rebecca Masson
Fluff Bake Bar

Evelyn Garcia and Henry Lu

Christine Ha & Tony Nguyen
Blind Goat and Xin Chao

General tickets ($175) and Premier tickets ($225) include full access to the walk-around cocktail and tasting reception. Premier ticket holders, however, will receive early access to the reception 60 minutes prior to the event (6 p.m.) for exclusive special bites and beverages. Both general and premier ticket options are available for purchase online. Please note, guests must be 21 years or older to attend the event.