Native Highlight: @agirlfromtx
Michelle Williams, the owner of the Instagram account A Girl From TX (@agirlfromtx), is as Texas as it gets. She was born and raised as just "a girl from Texas". If you looked up the definition of a Texas Native, her name would probably show up. She knows Austin, Dallas, and Houston like the back of her hand. If you have a question about anything that has to do with Texas, she'll know the answer.
We highlighted why she started A Girl From TX (@agirlfromtx) and are giving you the inside scoop on her tops spots in Austin!
The inspiration behind the account
A Girl From TX started as a way to share her experiences as she bounced around from one Texas city to the other. Geared at the collegiate and recent college grads, her goal is to share her favorite spots with those new to the city to help them feel at home. She made sure to say that, "We Texans gotta stick together!"
She even went a step further and created her blog - A Girl From TX - about her adventures packed with awesome lists and advice on how to explore the city!
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What got you so hooked on the Austin food scene?
The Austin food scene is one of the most unique in the world. It's constantly changing its identity - which can be overwhelming to keep up with. Michelle makes a great point that even the "chains" in Austin seem to stay local to Austin!
By the way, she'll have to let us know when that biscuit restaurant opens its doors... that sounds amazing!
Life as a picky foodie
There's a lot of things that we could describe A Girl From TX as, but a "terrible terrible foodie" is not one of them! Although a "picky foodie" seems almost like an oxymoron, all you have to do is quickly check out her Instagram to realize that you can still find mouthwatering food all over Texas that fits your tastes. We'd even argue there's more picky eaters than not, so if you're in the same boat as Michelle, @agirlfromtx is definitely going to help you find what you're looking for.
Why you need to follow @agirlfromtx right now
A Girl From TX isn't just for those looking for food. She aims to help you find those hidden gems whether it's a restaurant, mural, boutiques, or events! At any given time, there's so much going on in Austin that the best things to do often get overlooked. She aims to connect you to those hidden gems that you've been searching for. It doesn't matter if you are from Texas or not, if you want to discover the best parts of Austin, you need to follow her right this second.
We loved this interview so much because of how her goals align so well with ours. We aim to help you find your favorite things to do in a city through connecting you to expert Austin Natives, like Michelle! You gotta check out her favorite places below.
The top spots from @agirlfromtx
1) Numero 28
If you have a car, take the drive out to Salt Lick (about 30 minutes away) for some amazing BBQ! Skip the Franklins line and still eat like a king. Truly a southern experience!
She even left us with a few extra tips:
Check out Twin Falls at the Greenbelt if it's warm weather, visit Graffiti Park, walk around South Congress for some unique stores, explore Rainey Street on a Sunday afternoon, and absolutely make sure you grab queso at a tex-mex restaurant!
Be sure to follow @agirlfromtx on Instagram and download NativX to get more awesome tips from Natives!
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