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The Margs Are Free: The Rules and Regulations of Alcohol Delivery

Alcohol to go is now law in Texas, and many restaurants are killing it by safely slinging slushies and other alcoholic treats. Learn the laws around this new revenue stream, how to keep your staff safe, and some clever ways to market your to-go menu items. 

Date

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Time

11:00am - 11:45am

Location

Panhandle Culinary Theater, sponsored by Coca-Cola

Speaker(s)

Kelsey Erickson Streufert, Texas Restaurant Association

Speakers

Kelsey Erickson Streufert headshot

Kelsey Erickson Streufert

Kelsey Erickson Streufert is the Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA). Kelsey joined TRA in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, making quick work of her experience at the Texas Capitol to drive recovery and relief efforts for the restaurant sector. 

Prior to joining TRA, Kelsey served as general counsel for Texas State Senator Kirk Watson where she managed 48 bills that became law over three legislative sessions. During the most recent session, Kelsey developed, negotiated, and successfully advocated for two high-profile government transparency bills that passed despite interest from over 100 diverse stakeholders. The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas awarded Kelsey their James Madison Award in 2019 for this accomplishment—an award that was previously bestowed upon Greg Abbott, Bob Bullock, Evan Smith, and Barbara Jordan.   

A double Longhorn, Kelsey graduated at the top of her class from UT Austin with her Bachelor of Arts in Government and, six years later, her law degree. While in law school, Kelsey also represented clients directly in the Capital Punishment Clinic and in the Civil Rights Clinic. Kelsey spent her last semester as an undergraduate student in Washington, D.C. as a Bill Archer Fellow where she interned for NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  

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