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July 30th, 2021

Happy Birthday, Jane Ko!

Today's birthday girl is Jane Ko of A Taste of Koko. Each month we celebrate a local entrepreneur on her special day.

Happy birthday, Jane! How are you celebrating this year?
Pre-birthday trip with girlfriends in O'ahu (pictured) and then spending the day with friends at Dreamland in Dripping Springs! 

How many candles are you blowing out?
32.
 
Neighborhood you call home?
Mueller - I've lived here for 5-6 years and love how walkable the neighborhood is.
 
Daily uniform?
Workout short, crop top, and tennis shoes.
 
Morning ritual?
Quick run around the neighborhood and coffee before hopping on my laptop.
 
Upcoming opening that you're super excited about.
Local Foods in downtown Austin.
 
Restaurant where you always take your out of town visitors.
La Barbecue.
 
Three apps you can't live without in your job. 
Notes, VSCO, and Dropbox.
 
What you've learned in the pandemic.
That we're stronger, together. I helped launch a fund called Hundred For Hospitality with MYLK Collective - we raised over $14,000 and provided 4,000 meals to laid-off service industry workers while supporting our local restaurants. I couldn't have done this without our community in Austin.
 
What's your sign and do you identify with it? 
Leo - warm, ambitious, determined, energy - all reflective of a sun sign.
 
What's the latest with A Taste of Koko?
My "100 Things To Do In Austin This Summer" series on TikTok has been blowing up - some videos are hitting 2M views! I've been so surprised on the number of people that use TikTok - almost every day I get stopped by someone who'll ask me, "You're that TikTok girl!" 
 
Want to be the next Tidbits Birthday Girl? Tell us why at submissions-austin@gotidbits.com.

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