Sam Armstrong

Sam Armstrong
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Sam Armstrong was first bitten by the culinary bug in 1979 (at the age of six) when his dad took him to The Stallion on Lamar Blvd. for his first chicken fried steak. After sacking a grocery or two in high school, his culinary career has included steering the marketing efforts at Le Cordon Bleu Austin and helping build Central Market's visual identity.

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