In the last decade, the Austin restaurant scene has transformed from cooking up great Tex-Mex to major player in the international culinary scene. Some big names have moved in and opened up successful restaurants, but still maintaining Austin’s unique flavor. The city has proved to be an excellent canvas for a young chef and some of the most creative chefs in the country can be found working in unassuming converted bungalows and downtown warehouses.
Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author in Austin who has written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian and Texas Monthly, among others. She loves yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey... Read more »