Nicolai McCrary

Nicolai McCrary

Austin Staff Writer

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Nicolai is a staff writer for The Infatuation Austin. After spending a few years photographing food for various publications, he decided it was finally time to start eating it. Nicolai moved to Austin in 2008 to attend the University of Texas and get a biology degree that he has yet to find a use for. Since then, he’s worked in kitchens, operated his own pop-up restaurant, and quickly earned a name for himself on both sides of the Austin food scene. These days, you can usually find him walking around town, reviewing restaurants, and getting into passionate debates about what constitutes a sandwich.

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ATX Review

Pho Craft

Pho Craft is a Vietnamese restaurant from the folks behind Pho Taison, located in a renovated airstream trailer near Airport and Oak Springs Dr.

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ATX Review

The Sandwich Lab

The Sandwich Lab is a project from the folks behind the bakery Thoroughbread located inside St. Elmo’s Spokesman Coffee.

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ATX Guide

Where To Get Machetes In Austin

Five great spots serving giant quesadillas

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ATX Review

Pepe’s Tacos

Birria tacos, quesabirria, birria quesadillas, tortas, and consomé out of a food trailer near 7th and Lamar.

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ATX Review

Apt 115

Apt 115 is wine bar in a converted apartment serving wine, craft beer, and a dinner menu made up of small bites from nearby farms and ranches.

80+ Black-Owned Restaurants And Food Trucks In Austin feature image

ATX Feature

80+ Black-Owned Restaurants And Food Trucks In Austin

All of Austin’s Black-owned restaurants.

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ATX Guide

The Best New Burgers In Austin

It’s never a bad time for a burger - and these nine are the best new ones in Austin.