Houston's Delicious Evolution

Aug 10, 2017, 12:00 – 2:00 AM

Headquarters, 3302 Canal St., Houston, 77003

We can taste it when a restaurant founder’s concepts stay fresh and keep our palates tickled. We notice and respond when they make "MOVES" in the fierce, fast-paced world that is Houston’s food scene. This August, learn from Ken Bridge's journey that has allowed him to create and lead a family of successful restaurant teams and brands.

In-person event

About this event

Our guest this month is Ken Bridge, the mastermind behind Some of Houston’s favorite neighborhood dining and take-out spots including Pink’s Pizza, Republic Diner, Ritual, and Shepherd Park. As the Founder of Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group, the managing entity behind these locally recognized brands, Ken has continuously tested and launched eating establishments that address the desires of the diverse, dynamic, and increasingly sophisticated palates of Houstonians.

Some of his concepts have been huge hits, others have been misses, but each iteration and attempt has been a thoroughly involved personal labor of love and a learning experience for him and his team. Under his stewardship, Delicious Concepts has launched many brands that are either ahead of or spot on in terms of dining trends that our diverse community enjoys.

Ken is always thinking, evolving, and maintaining fresh and relevant restaurant concepts. He is supported by a close-knit family of team members that opens, operates, maintains, and grows the Delicious Concepts’ restaurants across the city, day in and day out. The Houston dining community has responded to their hard work and their consistent innovation and rewarded him and his team’s efforts through consistent patronage.

We wonder, what he’s going to launch next? Don’t you?!?!

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Order Up! - Every month we encourage local “Entrepreneur Partners” (Startups, Growth & Enterprise businesses) to kick off the event. Founders & team members wanting to share their accomplishments, values or needs are invited to present and connect with our featured guest as well as attendees. These groups are also encouraged to exhibit their companies products and/or services after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available for a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!

Listen & Learn - Are you a member of our local Food & Beverage ecosystem? And/Or... Do you enjoy eating out in what some experts are saying is among the strongest food scenes in the nation? Either way, we encourage you to come meet, learn from, and have the chance to ask questions of one of Houston’s most dynamic restaurateurs and executives, Ken Bridge (LinkedIn Bio).

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Check out what happened


  • Ken Bridge

    Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group




Thursday, August 10, 2017
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


Meet the Entrepreneurs
Fire-side Chat
Make Friends


  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director

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Dell Technologies

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