Local Hero CHEF 2018 Finalists

February 12, 2018
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And the finalists for your favorite CHEF are Ara Malekian, Bart Black and Evelyn Garcia - all dedicated to incorporating fresh, real ingredients in their dishes and supporting our local growers! Read about each one then CAST YOUR VOTE for your favorite.


After years on the road cooking various cuisines, Chef Ara Malekian developed an affinity and love for Texas BBQ. He created his own unique BBQ found exclusively at Harlem Road Texas BBQ. He sources his ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and artisans and can regularly be found at the farmer’s market selecting goods from friends to prepare his next feast.
Instagram: HarlemRoadTexasBBQ

Evelyn Garcia from Pop Up’s by Chef Evelyn 
specializes in South East Asian Cuisine. She fusions Houston’s eclectic culture and local produce to make a cuisine of her own. She currently brings a new way of experiencing fresh local food in a pop up format. Tho she is working towards opening her own restaurant in the heart of Houston. You can currently catch her at her pop up events at local farmers markets, foodie events, bars & restaurants. 
Web site: egdinners.com
IG: chefevy
FB page: chefevypopup


In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Owner and Executive Chef of Black’s Market Table, Bart Black, donated $25,000 worth of proceeds from his restaurant to aid with long term community recovery efforts and provided free meals to hard working first responders. Chef Bart has been bringing people together with food for 30+ years. Black’s Market Table blends upscale food with casual attitude and true community vibe. 

Facebook:  Black’s Market Table

Twitter: @bmtcypress

Instagram: @blacks_market_table

Website:  www.blacksmarkettable.com

Article from Edible Houston at http://ediblehouston.ediblecommunities.com/things-do/local-hero-chef-2018-finalists
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