About Us

If you’re searching for the best place to brunch, planning a romantic night out, or hunting for the perfect gift you’re in the right place. We sift the city to bring you the newest, trendiest and best-loved shops and eateries in the major Texas metro areas.  All establishments are handpicked – no business pays to be listed on LocalSugar. Selections are based on local buzz, ratings, critics’ picks, unique characteristics and our experiences. Whether you are a native of the city or a visitor, follow us as we dine, sip and shop our way through the places you want to know about.

Shelly Markey

Founder/ CEO

With a fervent love for local hot spots, Shelly founded LocalSugar to deliver an easy-to-navigate, ultimate guide to the best of the city's shopping and dining scene.

Our Team

Chris Koller

Chief Technology Officer

Dallas

Andy McErlean

Designer

Austin

Jordan Taylor

Social Media, Blogger

Dallas

Waylon Tate

Public Relations

Dallas

Becca Kouser

Blogger, Pinterest

Dallas

Carly Danner

Blogger

Dallas

Alec Morovitz

Blogger

Dallas

Elizabeth Boyle

Blogger

Dallas

Hannah Whitman

Blogger

dallas

Jo Firth

Blogger

Dallas

Holiday Bean

Social Media, Blogger

Fort Worth

Travis Sandoval

Blogger

Austin

Leah McGarry

Blogger

Austin

Beth Vanderkolk

Blogger

Austin

Tom Harris

Blogger

Austin

Kerri Ratcliffe

Blogger

Austin

Jonathan Moreno

Blogger

San Antonio

Lindsey Grizzelle

Social Media, Blogger

San Antonio

Caitlyn Fosse

Blogger

San Antonio

Patti Nommensen

Blogger

Houston

Lindsay McClelland

Blogger

Houston

Doug Sanders

Blogger

Houston

Claire Kruse

Blogger

Houston

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Current top 5 LocalSugar spots in San Antonio

Remedy
Tei Tei Robata
Pho is for Lovers
Tillman's Roadhouse
St. Bernard Sports