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The Houston Episode of ‘No Passport Required’ Airs Tonight on PBS

Watch host Marcus Samuelsson explore West African cuisine in Space City

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Tonight, Houston’s growing West African dining scene gets its turn in the spotlight on Eater’s PBS show No Passport Required.

Premiering tonight at 9 p.m. (check local listings here), host Marcus Samuelsson visited Space City in 2019 to film this episode at some of the city’s best West African eateries. Tune in to watch Samuelsson visit chef Jonny Rhodes’s Indigo for dry-aged pheasant stuffed with jollof rice, along with stops at more traditional West African favorites in Houston, including catfish-pepper soup at Taste of Nigeria on Richmond Avenue, and fufu at old-school staple Safari Restaurant.

Now in its second season, No Passport Required began airing on PBS on January 20, and additional episodes filmed in Boston, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia are set to follow in the coming weeks, each focusing on a different immigrant community. Previously-aired episodes include a trip through Seattle’s exciting Filipino dining scene, and an exploration of Armenian eateries in Los Angeles. View a clip below:

Missed season one? Check out recaps and more intel on No Passport Required here. And stream all episodes of No Passport Required over on PBS.

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