The all-star team at Swift's Attic has been doing bustling business in downtown Austin for nearly two years now thanks to a distinct atmosphere with eclectic shared plates and a varied bar program.
If their faces seem familiar, that's no surprise: Co-owner C.K. Chin is a veteran front of house manager who you've likely met at Paggi House and Kenichi, while Executive Chef Mat Clouser is a longtime Austinite who has worked at at Uchi, Kenichi and Vespaio. Along with Sous Chef Zack Northcutt, Pastry Chef Callie Speer and Managing Partner Stuart Thomajan, the group has pulled off a neat trick: they're a top Austin restaurant and one of the best parties in town.
That magic didn't go unnoticed by Bravo, which tapped Swift's Attic to compete on Tom Colicchio's new show, Best New Restaurant. In preparation of the hot spot's television debut, , which airs on January 28, we talked to C.K. Chin to ask about the experience, the risk of a challenge, and to learn more about the upcoming project, Wu Chow.