Native Highlight: @thetufftruffle
Sometimes you come across people doing amazing things at a young age that makes you ask the question, "What in the world was I doing in high school?...". This is the case when you meet William Goldberg, the high school phenom crushing the DC food scene. He runs The Tuff Truffle (@thetufftruffle), on a tear to find the best spots around the DC area.
Check out a behind the scenes look at an Instagram food blogger and find out William's favorite spots around DC!
The Inspiration Behind The Account
Just leave it to your friends to make fun of you to the point where you fall into creating an account that 11K DC food lovers go to for restaurant suggestions. That's exactly what friends are for!
What got you so hooked on the DC Food Scene?
William is the definition of a DC Native. He was born and raised in the area and has been exploring the ins and outs of the city for years. What gets him most excited about the DC food scene is learning the amazing stories about the restuarants he visits and the chefs he gets to hang out with. It is one thing to enjoy a meal at a quality restaurant, but it's another to create an emotional connection to the people that made your meal possible and understand the history behind it.
DC's foodie identity
We really enjoy to see that age is no longer a barrier for following your passions. It is really cool to see that DC's identity is being driven by the newcomers and younger restaurant owners focused on creating the new markets for food through taking risks on recipes.
The struggles of 17
There's a reason why restaurants assume William is out of high school. They don't see many - if any at all - high schoolers with his kind of influence. He's tried putting his age in his profile, but often people get so distracted by the awesome pictures he posts, they never even read it. Not a bad problem to have.
Why you need to follow @thetufftruffle right now
We started the Native Highlight to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the Natives in their city. They have amazing stories to tell, and we're so excited we can help tell stories like William's. Seeing his posts is so much more meaningful when you have an emotional connection to him. You can get a unique perspective from following @thetufftruffle!
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