8 Cute Culinary Couples in Austin

February 9, 2015

By: Megan Giller

The Couple: Philip Speer (formerly of Uchi and Uchiko) and Callie Speer (Swift’s Attic)

Relationship Status: Married

How They Met: They met through a mutual friend at North Campus locale Posse East, but didn’t go out on a date until a few months later. Callie says she called Philip to talk about “job opportunities.” She adds, “Really I just wanted to get him to go out with me, and I was too nervous to ask.” So where did he take her on their first date? Uchi, of course. “I didn’t know how to use chopsticks very well,” she says. “I was nervous as sh*t.”

How Long They've Been Together: 9 years

Go-To Date Spot: With so many new restaurants popping up, they choose to check out new places rather than stick with the same-olds.

How They're Spending V-Day: Working. Callie said, “When we're finished, we avoid the Valentine's Day crowd like the plague.”

Best Thing About Being in a Relationship With Someone in the Industry: The couple has two girls, and Callie says that “they're growing up with a love and respect for food and hard work that would be harder to teach otherwise.”

  • 315 Congress Ave.
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • 512.482.8842

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