Keith Lee is arguably some of the viral names in TikTok meals protection. Over the previous seven months, he’s been on a “meals tour” across the nation, most just lately hitting the San Francisco Bay Space and leaving early after a dangerous expertise with some seafood. He’s been to a number of cities, together with Houston, New Orleans, and Atlanta — the final of which was stuffed with dramatic reveals about dangerous experiences that Eater Atlanta referred to as a “takedown” of town’s service business.
To again it up, if you happen to’re not already conscious of the Keith Lee TikTok phenomenon, he’s a former MMA fighter turned meals influencer with simply shy of 16 million followers. He goes to domestically owned companies, primarily mother and pop spots, to strive the meals, with some guidelines. He at all times buys his personal meals, tries to not be acknowledged (normally by sending a member of the family in for him), and shoots his evaluations in his automobile whereas consuming. And whereas his data of meals isn’t precisely deep (he ceaselessly flails for phrases to explain what he’s consuming), it’s enthusiastic. He’s identified for freeze-framing or slow-mo pictures of his face in a clumsy second of pure enjoyment.
Lee is making some adjustments to his meals tour in Dallas on TikTok, together with including classes of eating places — one is the “audience” of spots with good meals and repair however need assistance advertising themselves to an even bigger viewers. Mainly, giving like to floundering family-owned eating places. The second will likely be “native favorites” which are picked via voting in a ballot on his Instagram tales (it was not dwell at press time). And the third is variety, selecting from varied cuisines and eating places owned by people of various ethnicities.
Lee accepts nominations through feedback and DMs for family-owned eating places to go to and introduced in his TikTok that the identical goes for eating places of numerous backgrounds.
Feedback up to now on his Dallas submit are suggesting Terry Black’s Barbecue from a number of people who don’t understand it’s an Austin joint that got here to Dallas, Cris and John’s, Mike’s Hen, Val’s Cheesecakes, Pangea in Garland, Aunt Irene’s Kitchen, Hurtado Barbecue in Arlington, and particularly for him to strive the Texas Twinkie at Hutchins BBQ. There are additionally a number of requires him to go to Carrollton’s Korea City. I can’t wait to listen to about driving all around the Metroplex and see how Dallas and this new judging technique stack up.