Alex Reichek is a restaurant lover, food obsessor and cookie connoisseur. After receiving texts, emails, tweets and calls daily to recommend the best and newest restaurants in New York City, she started Chekmark Eats to share her knowledge and experience in the culinary scene. In June 2012, just one year after Chekmark Eats launched, she was named one of “The Best NY Food Blogs” by Huffington Post.

After eight years in NYC, Alex has recently moved back home to Austin, Texas, where she continues to stamp her “chekmark” throughout restaurants and bakeries so you don’t have to look too far for the best eats. Her favorite foods to find include: gooey chocolate chip cookies, lobster rolls, ahi tuna, brussels sprouts, sandwiches and biscuits.

Alex also runs a consulting company, Chekmark Consulting, for hospitality brands where she offers services such as PR, Media Relations, Social Media Strategy, Marketing, Partnerships and Events. In addition, if you are looking for a place to live in Austin, contact my brother Andrew here who can help with a great apartment deal!

***All reviews are written from first-hand experience and all photos are my own