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One Year In Across the Eater Universe - May 2012

Today, all of the cities across the Eater universe are running One Year In interviews, in which they talk to chefs and owners on the first anniversary of their restaurant. Below, those who've somehow managed to survive that first year. Required reading for anyone who has ever had the crazy idea to open their own restaurant.

Allan Rodriguez, El Centro, Boston. [Photo: Cal Bingham, Cori Xiong, Mala Sichuan Bistro, Houston. [Photo: Gary R. Wise, Andrew Wiseheart and Ben Edgerton, Contigo, Austin. [Photo: Andrea Grimes, Ian Begg and Ryan Maxey, Txoko, San Francisco. [Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux]

· Boston: El Centro Chef-Owner Allan Rodriguez
· Philadelphia: Josh Lawler on Year One at The Farm & Fisherman
· Washington, DC: Meshelle Armstrong on Virtue Feed & Grain's First Year
· Atlanta: Local Three: Chris Hall, Todd Mussman, Ryan Turner

· New Orleans: Apperson, Garcia & Wolgamott Tip Their High Hats to a Successful First Year
· Houston: Cori Xiong of Mala Sichuan Bistro
· Austin: Ben Edgerton and Andrew Wiseheart of Contigo
· Dallas: Jowin Wang On A Year With Howard Wang's In Uptown
· Memphis: Chef/Owner Wally Joe on Acre's First Year in Memphis
· Chicago: Mike Schatzman on Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar's 1st Year
· Denver: Jimmy Callahan of Prohibition Neighborhood Bar
· Las Vegas: How Carla Pellegrino Juggles Bacio and Bratalian
· Los Angeles: David LeFevre Reflects on One Year of M.B. Post
· San Francisco: Ian Begg and Ryan Maxey of Txoko in North Beach
· Portland: Bazi Bierbrasserie's Hilda Stevens on the First Year
· Seattle: Ting Momo's Dekyi ('Cheeky') Thonden