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Melanie Haupt IN as Eater Austin Associate Editor

A new addition to the staff.

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Eater is pleased to announce that Melanie Haupt has joined the team as Eater Austin’s associate editor. Melanie has been a frequent freelance contributor to Eater Austin. Her writing has also appeared in the Chronicle, Serious Eats, and others. She is the author of Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine Through the Generations and is currently working on her first novel.

Please welcome Melanie down below in the comments. Or, if you favor more intimate means of connection, reach her on Twitter at @boxingoctopus or via email at As always, your tips are appreciated.