During an appearance to promote the fourth season of Fox's MasterChef, season three winner, Houstonian Christine Ha, announced that she plans to open a restaurant in Houston. MasterChef judge and restaurateur Joe Bastianich said during the interview that he plans to help Ha with her business plan. While Fox host Cleverley Stone tweeted that "Joe & Christine plan to open a restaurant in Houston," Bastianich tells Eater's Amanda Kludt that it's not his restaurant; he's "just gonna help her (Ha)" open her concept. Sorry, no Vietnamese/Babbo mashup coming to Houston.
No word on a location, timeline or concept for Ha's restaurant. When those details emerge, expect to read them here.
· Masterchef Season 3 Winner to Open Restaurant in Houston [My Fox Houston]
· Cleverley Stone [Twitter]