If the tenderness, coolness, and overall cordiality of the midwest can be summarized by JR Mocanu, then the country isn't as bad off as we make it out to be. A first generation Romanian American, JR is an everyman's man. He enjoys beer, action movies, and having a good time. These traits of course set his love of hospitality perfectly in motion. However, the grips of the midwest winters sent him south to Austin, TX to explore a new chapter in his career. JR has recently released one of the most ambitious cocktail menus in recent memory at Vox Table and the Texas cocktail scene thanks him. We chat Madison, beer, Wild Turkey Rye 101, and how moving for love sometimes opens the greatest of doors.