Episode 268 - Sherman Yeung and Jio Dingayan of Money Cat

Jan 26, 12:00 PM

Today on the podcast Eric is joined by frequent cohost and co-founder of the Houston BBQ festival Michael Fulmer. The guys discuss the latest news from the Houston restaurant and bar scene including Western Addition Restaurant Group bringing a new seafood concept to Houston, the iconic Spanish Village shuttering in March but the legacy will live on in another project soon, and the newest bar concept from the Kirby Group that has a familiar face from the bbq scene involved. In the Restaurants of the Week section Gatsby's Prime Seafood and Home Slice Pizza are featured. In the Guest of the Week portion Eric is joined by Sherman Yeung and Jio Dingayan of Money Cat. The guys speak with Eric about how they both got started in the restaurant industry, how Sherman acquired Tobiuo, how they started working with each other, getting Money Cat started, why upper Kirby was the right location for Money Cat, why a new concept like Money Cat was the right next move rather than another location of Tobiuo, why Jio wanted to make the leap to savory by becoming the chef de cuisine at Money Cat, the benefits of staging for Money Cat's development, how Money Cat breaks with some Japanese food traditions while honoring others, some of the highlights from the menu, how things have been at Money Cat so far, and much more! 

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