Heather LaVine and Vic Christopher win Eater’s 2016 Young Gun Award
Each year, Eater puts on its search for the most inspiring young talent in the industry. We issue a public call for nominations, run selections by trusted industry experts, and then congratulate a new team of extraordinarily talented restaurant industry trailblazers. The winners are leading the charge for development and progress while making a mark in their respective fields. Eater Young Guns recognizes these individuals for their hard work and toasts their future plans.
Eater has also posted a wonderful vignette on Heather and Vic which goes deep into their history, the beginning of the Lucas Confectionery, how we still don’t have Uber somehow, and the reason behind the things they’re doing.
It’s wonderful to have these two recognized for the boundary pushing they’re doing in Troy, and the impact they’ve had on the culinary and wine scene in the area. These are the people who are actively making it better to live here, and it’s great to know that it’s not just the locals noticing.
The featured photos is The Lucas Confectionery, 2012