Raphael Brion

Austin Senior Editor

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Raphael Brion is a senior editor overseeing The Infatuation Austin. He has spent time in editorial roles at publications including Bon Appetit, Wirecutter, and Eater National, where the website earned back-to-back James Beard Foundation Journalism Award nominations. He also spent time cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City. He is originally from Brussels, Belgium, and he loves a good waffle.

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ATX Review

Wax Myrtle's

Wax Myrtle’s is a bar, club, pool, and restaurant with a big indoor/outdoor space in the fourth floor of the Thompson and Tommie hotels downtown

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ATX Review

Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

The family-run Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop is an East Side staple serving Tex-Mex/Mexican diner food that’s been around since 1962.

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ATX Guide

The Most Exciting Dinner Spots In Austin Right Now

A night out at one of these places‚ whether it’s for a catch-up with a friend or an impressive date night—feels overwhelmingly of the moment.

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ATX Guide

Where To Get Machetes In Austin

Five great spots serving giant quesadillas

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ATX Review


In the middle of the lobby of the Line Hotel downtown is a walk-up counter location of Alfred, a mini-chain of trendy coffee shops out of LA.

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ATX Review

Samy Sazon

Samy Sazon is a food truck parked in the same trailer park as Veracruz on Webberville Road in East Austin.

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ATX Review

Caffé Medici

The downtown location of Caffe Medici in the Austonian is very modern-looking, and the coffee is excellent.