Eddie Laughlin, co-owner of Shotgun House Coffee Roasters in San Antonio talks to small-business owners, entrepreneurs, public figures, and creatives around Texas about what it really takes to build something out of nothing.
Tio Pelon's Salsita
Today's guest is Oscar Perez, founder of Tio Pelon's Salsita in San Antonio. We sit down at Shotgun House Roasters and chat about the founding of the company and how it all started, his popular recipes and the importance of branding, hitting the pavement and getting into local and national retailers, and how Oscar took his family salsa recipes and created Tio Pelon's Salsitas, a popular local salsa brand with international ambitions. Enjoy.
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Lick Honest Ice Creams
Today's guests are Chad and Anthony - founders of Lick Honest Ice Creams. We sit down at Gameday Media Studios and chat about about the founding of the company and how it all started, their chance meeting in New York, moving to Austin and opening their first location on South Lamar, early lessons and the struggles of operating a small business, finding their footing and opening subsequent locations, how they choose their delicious flavors, their brand new Hemisfair location in San Antonio, and how Chad and Anthony went from making homemade ice cream in their apartment to founding Lick Honest Ice Creams, one of the premier ice cream companies in Texas. Enjoy.
Today's guests are Matt Dodson and Doug Young, co-founders of Cover 3 in Austin and San Antonio. We sit down at their Anderson Lane location and chat about the origins of the company and their shared history in the restaurant industry, opening the first location and having the Cover 3 burger featured in Texas Monthly, subsequent locations and how they carry their company culture to a new city, and how Matt and Doug combined a shared passion for scratch kitchens and a love for sports and created the Cover 3 Dining, Spirits, and Sports. Enjoy.
Kiolbassa Smoked Meats
Today's guest is Michael Kiolbassa, President of Kiolbassa Sausage in San Antonio. We sit down at their production facility and chat about the founding of the company in 1949, Michael's transition to President and his grand ambitions for the brand, the implementation of the open book management philosophy and the myriad of ways that philosophy has improved the company, their commitment to crafting authentic, small-batch smoked meats, and how Michael took a local sausage shop and built it into one of the premier smoked meats companies in the United States. Enjoy.
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Today's guest is Dennis Rylander, co-founder of Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling in San Antonio. We sit down at the brewery and chat about the company's origins and the local brewing scene back in 2010, the unique challenges of opening a combination brewery/distillery, their foray into retailers like HEB and Total Wine, the beer and whiskey varieties and processes, and how a group of friends drew up a business plan over many many beers at The Flying Saucer and founded the Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, San Antonio's award-winning "brewstillery".
Con' Olio Premium Oils & Vinegars
Today's guest is Tabatha Conarko, founder of Con' Olio in Austin, Texas. We sit down at the Geekdom Audio Lab and chat about the founding of the company and how it all started, the entire tree to bottle olive oil process, where she sources her ultra premium olive oils, how to tell the difference between fresh and rancid olive oil, the new flagship location out in Bee Cave, and how she went from working in the corporate world to building Central Texas' premier olive oil company from the ground up. Enjoy.
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