New In Town? Here's A List of Texas Must-Haves To Check Off The List
Life is basically a big ol' bingo board, anyway.
July 12, 2017 ● 1 min read
Chef Justin Turner had his first fresh tortilla at 26, during his very first week in Texas.
It was (like most great tortillas) from a tiny taqueria helmed by a pro—and just like that, he was hooked. The South may have beckoned with its diversity and warmth, but it was the fast-evolving food scene that convinced him to put down roots for good.
It’s been a decade since that first tortilla, and now Turner is the creative force behind Bernie’s Burger Bus: a literal moveable feast, named for the grandfather Turner promised a namesake in his first business. Getting that business off the ground serves as both the proudest moment of his career to date—“taking the leap,” as he says—and sheer culinary irony: his first job flipping burgers at Wendy’s turned out to be instructive after all. Full circle, as Turner puts it.
In honor of his initiation into Texas culture, illustrator Kate Haberer imagined the kind of life bingo we all play in a new place.