I’ve compiled all 12 articles for the monthly restaurant review column I wrote at the Austin branch of the A.V. Club. For each one, I had to pitch concepts to the city editor for approval, research topics and compile information on subjects, create articles that work equally well for print and web, with an enhanced online reading experience. Click on the page numbers below to be taken to a different page for each article.
Movin’ On Up to the East Side
Depending on the source, the changing landscape of East Austin is either a good thing (“It’s raising the quality of life!”) or a horrible disaster (“It’s a culture-destroying march of gentrification!”). Nevertheless, several East Side restaurants tout their connection to the neighborhood’s rich history right in their names, all the while aiming to create unique spins on established American cuisine. The A.V. Club visited three such East Austin eateries to see how they successfully merge the old with the new.