ABOUT US

Proud Central Austinites

Andy & LindseyWe love that our neighbor has purple shutters, kids still play outside, and no one’s worried about the Jones’.

We love the Austin vibe, live music every night of the week and local restaurants that take as much pride in their unique décor as their original recipes.

We wanted to develop a vehicle that highlights local Texas born establishments throughout Austin.

Our goal is to share our love and passion for this eclectic place we call home.

We hope you enjoy the food & hospitality offered on our tours.

We have had a great time taking this from dream to reality.

 

TOUR GUIDES

Daniel

DanielDaniel is a Texas native with Colombian roots. Living in Austin for 6 years, he is passionate about community and food. He enjoys breakfast tacos for every meal, photography, and anything outside.

Cory

CoryAlthough a native Texan by birth, Cory was raised in the dairy land of Wisconsin where his culinary passions were born of curiosity, and the instruction of a cool local chef. Inspired, Cory moved to the Hudson Valley of New York to attend the Culinary Institute of America and following, worked for some of Manhattan’s finest restaurateurs including Danny Meyer and Mario Batali. In 2011, Cory and his wife decided to seek out a more eclectic existence and moved to Austin, never looking back.

Brian

BrianBrian has been a proud South Austinite since 1998, moving here with a civil engineering degree from the University of Kentucky. An avid foodie that keeps tabs on the latest restaurants, Brian also enjoys cooking for family and friends. He’s a big sports fan – whether playing tennis and volleyball, or rooting for the Wildcats, Bengals, and Reds. He loves spending time with his amazing daughter, Lilly. Brian’s favorite restaurants include Odd Duck, Sway, Tacodeli, Swift’s Attic, and Torchy’s Tacos.

Scott

ScottScott has been guiding Austin Eats Food Tours for over 3 years.  With tongue in cheek, he declares he loves “traveling, cooking and long walks on the beach”, yet when pressed, finds that food and travel are major focal points of his life, with a long-standing career in the food industry as cook, manager, and event planner. If not guiding a tour, you might find Scott designing websites or traveling around the world with his wife, and eating amazing food.

Billy

BillyBilly, originally from Southern California, moved to the Austin area out of high school. He has worked in the local food industry for the past 20 years, waiting tables, tending bar, and cooking. He enjoyed a short stint managing a food truck and a longer stint managing a catering company. Billy currently slings booze as the owner of J&J Spirits, a neighborhood liquor store. He LOVES FOOD! Guiding tours with Austin Eats is a natural fit. Billy loves making new friends, meeting people from around the world, and introducing them to the amazing food culture in Austin.

Maggie (Office Manager)

MaggieMaggie is a freelance writer, personal chef, and Jill-of-all-trades in support of the local food community. When she isn’t engaged in managing the flurry of excitement that is an Austin Eats Food Tour, you might find Maggie dining in hotspots, hidden gems, and delicious dives, supporting, promoting, and photographing local farmers’ markets, and sharing her skills through community classes and demonstrations. A contributing writer for the Austin Chronicle and CultureMap Austin, Maggie also shares her adventures in food through her personal blog, Notes from Maggie’s Farm. Maggie loves to explore roads less traveled with camera and dog at her side, is a rabid fan of the LSU Tigers, and mourns the passing of mix tapes.