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San Francisco Chef Hits Austin For New Restaurant

Max Snyder wants to tackle live fire cooking

Old Bus Tavern in San Francisco
Old Bus Tavern in San Francisco
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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.

San Francisco chef Max Snyder is leaving California's Old Bus Tavern to open his own restaurant in Austin, as reported by SF Gate. He departed from the brewpub at the end of July.

Snyder already has cooking experience in Austin: he helped open Qui as a chef in 2013. His new Texas restaurant will be centered on live fire cooking. That cooking method seems to be a trend in Austin, with the openings of Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, Central Standard, and impending The Brewery’s Table in the fall.

Before Old Bus, Snyder was the executive chef of Le Marais. He also previously worked for Saison, Coi, and New York’s Eleven Madison Park

Old Bus Tavern opened last summer. Under Synder’s purview, it was named as one of San Francisco Chronicle's top 100 restaurants this year. The restaurant is owned by partners Jimmy Simpson, John Zirinsky, and Bennett Buchanan, who are looking for his replacement.

Old Bus Tavern

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