Star Chef Mashama Bailey Alights in Austin
If you are even moderately curious about food and dining, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Grey. Perhaps in 2019 you watched the evocative episode of Netflix’s Chef’s Table in which the Grey’s executive chef, Mashama Bailey, reminisces about “thrills”—the homemade ice pops of her childhood—and gamely dons waders to slosh through a muddy Georgia marsh and inspect a budding oyster crop. The Savannah restaurant’s distinctive cuisine—melding influences from Africa, Europe, and the American South—had already been attracting national attention, and in the spring of that year, Bailey won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast. All of which is to say that 2019 was a very good year for the Grey. The four-year-old place was on such a roll that serious plans…
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