What's Eric Eating Episodes 318 and 319
Houston celeb dishes on his buzzy new THC seltzer, plus our trip to Barcelona Wine Bar
On this week’s interview episode of “What’s Eric Eating,” Washington Ho joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler. One of the stars of the House of Ho reality TV show, Washington recently partnered with local trial attorney Tony Buzbee to launch HoBuzz, a line of THC-infused seltzers.
The conversation begins with Washington sharing some early memories of dining out with his family. From there, he and Sandler discuss House of Ho, which depicts the family’s lavish lifestyle and dramatic interpersonal moments. As Washington explains, seeing himself on TV inspired him to give up alcohol, which ultimately led to his interest in creating HoBuzz.
“I love to have a great time. When my family is drinking in front of me, is there a part of me that would like to be in that realm? Yeah, I like that,” he says..” What I found out is that every time I was owning my truth I was doing it because of peer pressure. Through that challenge, I needed my own drink that would put me in the space as other people but with alcohol. That’s what I created HoBuzz.”
Listen to the full episode to hear how Washington and Tony Buzbee decided to work together and what his goals for HoBuzz’s first year are. He also shares some of the new restaurants he’s most excited to try.
In this week’s news episode, Sandler and co-host Mary Clarkson discuss Mandito’s plans to open a new location in Katy. They also talk about Saint Arnold’s recent victory at the Great American Beer Festival and the new chef at its restaurant.
In the restaurant of the week segment, they share their thoughts about Barcelona Wine Bar, the Connecticut-based restaurant that just opened its first Houston location in Montrose. Listen to hear their favorite dishes and where it fits in with other wine-forward concepts. Clarkson and Sandler conclude the episode by raving about a recent meal at Nobie’s, the Montrose eatery that won Restaurant of the Year in the 2021 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards.