ask Christina about
café • vegetarian • yoga • food markets • parks • picnic spots • cocktail bars
What do you do and why do you do it?
I am the Manager of Culinary Education at a nonprofit called Brighter Bites. We work to teach families to create communities of health through fresh food. I love my job because I get to serve others and teach them how to make healthier choices. I get to cook for a living, and that is pretty awesome.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
any sad love song really
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Name some spots in Houston that are good for a Tinder date.
Local Foods, Cafe Brasil, Agora
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Marshalls, TJMaxx, and resale stores are my favorite!
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
I will go anywhere!
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
I love to go to some of the chef-iest of restaurants, but I don't always get to do that!
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Houston and where did you get it?
Uchi...all of it!
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Houston that you particularly like?
Himalaya for Indian food
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Houston? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
Marriott Marguis! Why wouldn't you want to float a Texas shaped lazy river. It was $189/night. We stayed there for my birthday!
What restaurant in Houston looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
any pupusa restaurant on Bissonnet
Where can you get the best cocktail in Houston? Which one do you like?
Honeymoon Bar: classic mule
Where would you take your partner in Houston if you wanted to really pamper them?
The Houstonian for a spa day
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Justin's almond butter cups!
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Houston?
any chain restaurant
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Houston?
Chinatown. It is super authentic!
What are the Houston spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Central Market, Buffalo Bayou, Petite Sweets, Pappasitos for fajitas, Good Company for Bar-B-Q, Discovery Green, Levy Park, Tout Suite
Tomorrow’s your last day in Houston. How do you spend it?
I would go to Levy Park for yoga, grab a dessert at Petite Sweets, walk around River Oaks, shop in the resale stores in Montrose, see a show at Miller Outdoor Theater, and grab dinner at Pondicherri.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Valencia, Spain. It is the best city ever!