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Ep. 39: Houston Bartender Sarah Troxell

Sarah Troxel is headed to one of the most prestigious bartender competition in the nation, SpeedRack. In my conversation with her,...

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Ep. 38: San Antonio Native Jojo Martinez

Jojo Martinez is a hospitality professional from the Alamo city. She moved to Houston on the suggestion of a family member....

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Ep. 37: Menu Creation, Dedication & the Passion that Makes it Possible!

Passion! As wonderful as it is as a chef, bartender or any other position or endeavour in life, it can also...

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Ep. 36: Mike Raymond Pt. 2

Starting a business is a lot of work, but opening a bar or restaurant, in my opinion, is much more difficult....

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Ep. 35: Mike Raymond Reserve 101

The Houston bar community has seen a lot of growth and maturity in the last ten years. What is interesting about...

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Ep 34: Wine, Wine Labels & Parking Tickets

Wine is delicious. Wine is more fun when you taste from different regions and different producers. Let’s talk about how to...

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Pamela Wiznitzer

President, United States Bartenders Guild (USBG)
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James Webb-Glass III

Founder, DoorVet Inc.
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T. Cole Newton

Bar Owner, Twelve Mile Limit

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