Jessica has rose through the ranks in Austin and managed to create the wonderful Drink.Well. in the process. She's an influential force in spirits education and has an inspiring story in her break from corporate America. We discuss the soon to be opened Backbeat on South Lamar and find out how plutonic relationships can't often stay that way. It's a New York state of mind and a bourbon kind of evening in our great chat.
An El Paso escapee, Michael opens up in a wonderful chat about love, never moving forward too quickly, and ramen. Perhaps drifting in and out of love with Austin, he will always keep moving and always keep learning. At the helm of the Midnight Cowboy crew, he's constantly immersed in a culture of innovation, cordiality, and high proof pours. He shares great stories of his family coming together, booze laden genius, and the comfort in having that one love to come home to. Listen and enjoy.
Everything counts in large amounts and Javier Flores shares his wonderful story of navigating through self-purpose, business acumen, and the value of a college education. With family at the core of his experiences in the world, Javier regales us with tales from the border and the Big Ass ice shop.
The lovable Mr. Boley shares stories of rocky relationships, food, fatherhood, and writing great songs on the road. When a defining opportunity challenges his outlook on life and the service industry, he finds his love of music waiting for him right around the corner.
Bryan discusses his rise in the ranks at Sushi Zushi and how that presented a great opportunity with the El Chile Group in Austin. Pisco, plates, and private moments are shared as he prepares to load the Fun Fun Fun Fest taco cannon with the most delicious tacos ever used as a weapon.
Alex, a North Carolina expat, shares his serendipitous journey in Austin one year in. An economics student turned expert mixologist discusses the opening of The Roosevelt Room and how the greatest opportunities are near on the horizon....