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Stef Shapira

A recent graduate of NYU's Food Studies masters program, Stef has recently returned to her home state of Texas. Follow her on social media @stefontoast

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Favorite foods: Chips, root beer, chicken fried steak, white gravy, dim sum, sushi, toffee

A Superior Vietnamese Pork Chop at Paris Restaurant

Did it come with crushed rice? Or was it regular rice? It's hard to find crushed rice in NYC!

36 Hours in New Orleans: Where to Eat

the muffaletta at central grocery really was amazing. i split it and wanted more than my (already large) half. surprised no one has mentioned dooky chase yet - leah chase represents what new orleans is all about, her cooking is full of soul and she makes a mean gumbo. the fried boudain balls at cochon were amazing too! oh and the pimm's cup at napoleon house. ok now i want to go back

Tasting Tour: Eating in Houston, Texas

wow there are so many good places that i miss in houston and some i've got to try! i lived there 21 yrs until i moved to nyc in 2004 so i haven't been able to try feast or t'afia or some of the newer places. I miss a lot of spots on bellaire (houston chinatown) - tan tan, the crushed rice place in hong kong mall is out of control, pho tau bay. the place i miss the most is Pho Huy Tan - any of you remember that place who had the best salt toasted tofu before they burned down a few yrs ago? I'd pay $100 for one plate of that stuff SO GOOD.

What Are the Must-Eats in Your City?

There's places in Houston that I prefer to eat at, but the classic spots are Ninfa's on Navigation for Tex Mex, Goode Company for BBQ, Hong Kong Mall has some amazing Vietnamese and Chinese spots...and House of Pies for Late Nite diner/desserts. Oh and Barnaby's for burgers and awesome fries.

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