We are proudly Chef Owned! Chef Scott Buchanan creates with an intensity. His food is anything but boring. He enjoys creating an experience, & pulling people from comfort zones. Whether it's through Fun Street Food or Upscale Multi-Course Dinners. With over 20 yrs experience working with Michelin Star & classically trained Chefs, Scott's passion for food is immeasurable.
Yellow City Street Food officially began when Husband-Wife team, Scott & Rin Buchanan, began selling gourmet tacos to the bar crowds in early 2013. A month later (4/20/13), they opened a tiny drive-thru spot in downtown Amarillo (they often comically refer to this spot as the "shack"). Not long after opening the drive-thru, their best friend, Elliott Crews (rest in power, dear friend), joined the YC team, and the team was complete.
After 3 yrs, they experienced a rapid growth in popularity, making it imperative for Yellow City to expand. So, in 2016, Yellow City Street Food relocated to Wolflin Ave, incorporating a craft beer program.
YCSF has since been featured nationally on the Travel Channel, Texas Bucket list, Zagat, Spin Magazine (interview by Les Claypool), & more! (LINKS BELOW!)
We're not only a team, we're a family! Each individual is a strong link in our Yellow City chain.
Meet the crew-
Owner/Exec Chef: Scott Buchanan
Owner/Vegan Director/GM/Marketing: Rin Buchanan
Kitchen Mgr: Ian Key
Badass Cooks: Shea Cordle, Guillermo Hernandez, Gentry Cabrera.
FOH Mgr: Lex Buchanan
Badass Front of House: Dustin Skidmore, X Newhouse.
Every year, the Texas Restaurant Association hosts Restaurant Roundup in Amarillo, Tx. Each time, only a select 4 Chefs are picked to compete live for the title Top Chef Amarillo. The Chefs are given secret ingredients & a time limit in each round. We are so proud to say that our very own Chef Scott B took home this award for 2019!
2018- Such an honor to be featured on The Texas Bucket List! Check out our clip!
2017- Food Paradise, Route 66 episode.
13 hour film day! So humbled to have been noticed & recognized by The Travel Channel!
YCSF has also been listed as "Top 100 Taco Spots" on Yelp, featured on ZAGAT, and featured in Texas Highways Magazine. Also featured on several local podcasts, local magazines, & local news segments!
"Just ended up in Amarillo at Yellow City Street Food and ate some of the best tacos I’ve ever had in my life. " -Les Claypool
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