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Chef Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel and Arjav Ezekiel: the duo behind Food & Wine Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year 2023 (S9/Ep.09)
Episode 915th September 2023 • Beyond the Plate • Andrew Kaplan
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Meet the dynamic hospitality power couple, Tracy and Arjav, behind Austin's renowned Birdie's restaurant, recently crowned by Food & Wine Magazine as “Restaurant of the Year." Birdie's is more than a restaurant; it represents this couple’s shared vision for a reimagined culinary model that places sustainability and equity at its core.

Hear the story of how a mere coin flip helped determine their next big life move, ultimately impacting their family, a city, and the culinary industry as a whole.

Tracy and Arjav’s commitment to the culinary world extends beyond the restaurant. They are advocates for organizations like Southern Smoke Foundation, and they prioritize mentoring and nurturing their dedicated staff. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chef Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel and Arjav Ezekiel.

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