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Texas Legislators Honor Paul Qui & Crew At The Capitol

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Paul Qui shakes hands with Rep. Angie Chen Button, alongside Deana "East Side Queen" Saukam and his ESK chef-partner Moto Utsonomiya.
Paul Qui shakes hands with Rep. Angie Chen Button, alongside Deana "East Side Queen" Saukam and his ESK chef-partner Moto Utsonomiya.

Paul Qui is recognized at the Texas Capitol for his culinary contributions. [Photos: Patrick Michels/EATX, Deana Saukam]

Chef Paul Qui and his culinary colleagues at East Side King and the soon-to-open qui were honored at the state capitol today. April 6th is officially Paul Qui Day in the city of Austin, but Rep. Eddie Rodriguez honored Qui this afternoon with House Concurrent Resolution 78, wherein Qui's badassery is statutorily recognized, celebrating the chef "for helping to create one of the signature businesses in Austin's thriving food-trailer scene" and for being "one of the leading practitioners of his craft, earning national recognition for himself and for Austin's dynamic culinary community." Thus:

RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas hereby congratulate Paul Qui on his remarkable achievements as a chef and a restaurateur and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued success.Says Qui, via press release: "It's really humbling for me to be honored. I owe Austin a lot, and I am very grateful for everyone's support." · East Side King [Official]
· All Paul Qui Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]

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