CATEGORY | Food
“The Pearl is becoming as popular as the Alamo,” says Jesse Perez, executive chef of Arcade Midtown Kitchen, one of Pearl’s newest tenants and listed among the country’s “most anticipated openings of 2013″ by national blog Eater.
When Elizabeth Chambers decided to open a bakery, fond memories tugged her back to San Antonio, where she was born and where her late grandmother ran a catering company.
Ambitious restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Thomas Moorman helm the kitchen at Elizabeth Street Café, a nine-month-old Vietnamese boulangerie and café in Austin's South Congress neighborhood that is putting a locally sourced, farm-fresh spin on Asian cuisine.
A weekly tradition was born when Top Chef first aired six years ago. Desperate for time away from the library, a small group of law students, all foodies, convened for dinner and debate in my tiny Austin apartment. We never anticipated that our ritual would continue years later in New York, where my friends practice law while I write about food and travel.