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I’m in Austin for a quick 48-hour trip to participate in Vox Media’s SXSW events (and hopefully consume many tacos). Yesterday I spoke with Iz Harris onstage about her (incredible) new Eater show Travel, Eat, Repeat and then with Nightshade chef Mei Lin about the inspirations behind her many dishes, including her famous congee (which is extremely delicious). Today I’ll be talking to recent Top Chef alum Nini Nguyen about the cuisine of New Orleans.
On my hit list this visit: Veracruz, Carpenter Hall, Better Half, Nickel City, Holy Roller, Domo Alley-Gato, all of the things at the Line.
This has been a big