Chuck's Behind-the-Scenes Instagram Pics: Houston
During his stop in Houston, Chuck finds that food and art intersect at many local establishments.
Water Wall Westheimer
Chuck stands before a vast waterfall wall in the Westheimer/Post Oak area of Houston.
Tile in Style
Chuck takes a break from eating the street by a tile sign displaying the street name, Westheimer.
Carving It Up
A suspended cleaver adds a neat three-dimensional touch to the wall art at Chef Chris Shepherd's Underbelly.
As informative as it is artistic, the mural at Underbelly tells the story of Chris Shepherd and how Underbelly came to be a Houston hotspot.
The Shelf Life
A selection of Underbelly's jarred jams and vegetables, picked locally and made in-house.
Stick to Your Ribs
Chef Shepherd tops his cornmeal-crusted ham ribs, made with local ingredients, with a sorghum-mustard glaze.
Get the Recipe: Crispy Ham Ribs with Sorghum Mustard Glaze
An old sewer grate is set into the historic brick wall at Chef Shepherd's Hay Merchant, the bar adjoining Underbelly.
Delicate glass globes suspended from the ceiling cast a soft glow on Chef John Sheely's restaurant Osteria Mazzantini.
Feeling Hot Hot Hot
Hugo Ortega's Mexican chocolate tablets melt down into a rich, spicy version of a classic favorite, hot chocolate.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Caliente
At the Ready
All of the fresh ingredients for Chef Ortega's tacos de chapulines are ready to be incorporated into a fantastic dish.
Get the Recipe: Chapulines
On a Silver Platter
Chef Ortega's tacos de chapulines are plated and ready to be enjoyed.