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After a 3-year stint in Seattle, Washington, Emmanuel Chavez returned to Houston to open his first restaurant, Tatemó, with partner Megan Maul. The pair started selling masa and tortillas at Urban Harvest Farmers Market during the pandemic before finding a permanent home in the Spring Branch neighborhood of Houston. A year later, Tatemó was named a finalist for the 2023 James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant.