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Wesley Griffin Restaurant Guru


Wesley grew up in Houston, TX and spent childhood summers visiting his family in Austin where he developed his first love for the city, so it was inevitable he would move here as soon as he could in 1995. He scratched the entrepreneurial itch early, starting his first company in downtown Austin just a few years after. He relocated to New York City to attend Columbia University and after a short stint on Wall Street began writing professionally for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. After a 10-year run in NYC, he returned home to TX and began working as the Houston City Editor and writer for Eater.Com where he became a central media figure in the restaurant and hospitality industry. In 2017 his life came full circle when he moved back to Austin (we always come back!) and has reimmersed himself and his passions in the culture which makes our town so special: food, art, live music, the great outdoors, and generally keeping it weird. You can usually catch him at a show, or a festival or eating his way through Austin. Fun fact: Wesley was named after John Wesley Hardin, The Dark Angel Outlaw of Texas, a notorious Wild West cowboy and gunslinger from the Texas Hill Country.

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