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VERTS Mediterranean Grill Expanded to Offer Off-Site Catering

Co-founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein launched VERTS Mediterranean Grill in 2011 to bring fastcasual Mediterranean food to locations such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Now the restaurants will provide off-site catering at special events throughout Texas. Offerings include a full Mediterranean buffet for up to 200 people, as well as a boxed lunch for smaller working groups.

For a meeting snack that will fuel the brain, as well as the body, try VERTS pita chip spread. 

Meet Alison Berg

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Alison Berg was recently hired as director of sales and marketing at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

Signature Drink: Lavender Collins

Freedmen’s Bar in Austin is a laid-back lounge, beer garden, and smokehouse serving barbecue and retro-inspired cocktails in a historic Austin building. Bartenders often work in tangent with Pitmaster Evan LeRoy, using ingredients that are smoked alongside the restaurant’s awardwinning barbecue. 

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Botanist Gin
—.75 oz. lavender syrup
—.75 oz. lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:
Muddle cucumber. Top with soda and stir. Garnish with edible flower

Meet Ryan Galvin

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Ryan Galvin was recently hired as director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines?

Event Snapshots: NACE Eat the Heat Event Raises Funds for Keep Austin Fed

The NACE Austin annual fundraiser Eat the Heat—on Aug. 13, 2015, at Shoal Crossing Event Center—was a fun-filled evening with local chefs from the top catering companies, restaurants and hotel kitchens, local breweries and wineries, a silent auction, music and other entertainment. The fundraiser proceeds benefit the Foundation of NACE and its local charity partner, Keep Austin Fed.

Austin's Hotel Inventory is Changing with Additions and Renovations

As business and leisure travel continues to boom in Austin, the city’s inventory of hotel rooms is rising to take advantage of the demand. Six new hotels opened in Austin in 2015, according to the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, including the 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin, currently Austin’s largest hotel and the largest JW Marriott in the Americas. Two more hotels will open in 2016, and five hotels are set to open in 2017

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