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Young Guns: How to Hustle

Learn from two well-known Houston bar and restaurant operators about what it means to treat your staff right, how to surround yourself with talented and passionate people, and how to hustle in Houston: the NEW culinary capital of the south.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019


2:30pm - 3:15pm




Bobby Heugel, Anvil Bar & Refuge & Others
Justin Yu, Theodore Rex


Bobby Heugel

Bobby Heugel

Bobby Heugel is an owner of Anvil Bar & Refuge, Better Luck Tomorrow, The Pastry War, Tongue-Cut Sparrow, Squable and other bars and restaurants in Houston. He also was Founding President of the OKRA Charity Saloon, a non-profit bar that has donated over a million dollars to local charities since 2012. Heugel introduced modern cocktails to Houston over a decade ago, launching a career that has spanned a dozen businesses from bars to restaurants. He consults for hospitality groups, developers, and spirits brands, travels frequently – visiting over 400 distilleries over the past decade, and writes for national publications.

Justin Yu

Justin Yu

Justin Yu is the Chef/Owner Theodore Rex Restaurant, Better Luck Tomorrow and Public Services Wine and Whisky. His European-inspired American cuisine with a tint towards vegetables has been recognized by Bob Appetit, Food and Wine, New York Times, and Houston Chronicle. He was the James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Southwest in 2016.