A three-year Austin resident and TCU alum, Christina rocks a different set of horns than most of the city’s burnt orange-clad inhabitants. (Go Frogs!) When she’s not working, you can usually find her exploring the greenbelt, testing her random knowledge at bar trivia, playing sand volleyball, or catching a concert downtown. A love of food, drink, music, and the great outdoors brought her to Austin, and she’s not leaving until she’s tried every great meal and cocktail in the city. (So, probably never.)
Beat: Keepin’ it weird with fresh food and drink reviews out of Austin, TX
Hometown: Justin, Texas. (Never heard of it? If you know of the Texas Motor Speedway North of Fort Worth … it’s there.)
Current City: Austin
Day Job: Product Marketing
Favorite Cocktail: the “Backbeat” (with gin) sipped on a spring evening atop the Backbeat rooftop, Austin
Favorite Spirit: Depends on my mood … currently crushing on Dulce Vida tequila and TX Blended Whiskey (Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.)
Favorite Bar: Signature Room at the 95th, Chicago
Favorite Toast: “Arriba, abajo, al centro y adentro!”
Spirit Animal: My Springer Spaniel, Max. He’s either going 100mph or sleeping, and extremely food motivated. We’re like, the same person.
Fun Fact: I once took a mid-week day trip to Chicago just to try a cheeseburger. In case you’re wondering … yes, it was worth it.
Instagram handle: @cmquezada