Tiff's Treats is marking its 20th anniversary, an eon in food delivery years, and founders Tiffany and Leon Chen have become well-known not only for their cookies, but their company culture and steady growth into new markets. With stores in nearly every major city in Texas, as well as Atlanta and Nashville, the Chens were early adopters of the idea that people would be willing to pay a premium for a food delivery. They happy to be delivering warm cookies.
In this week's episode of "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast," hosts Addie Broyles and Alyssa Vidales talk with the Chens about starting in Leon's college apartment using one of Tiffany's favorite cookie recipes. The formula for the cookies hasn't changed much over the years, but their ability to give back to the community has. To mark the 20th anniversary, the company made more than $60,000 in donations to local charities.
For the second year, Statesman music writers Peter Blackstock and Deborah Sengupta Stith have hosted the Austin360 Awards, which honor the best of the local music scene. Addie chatted with them about the nomination and voting process, which involves dozens of other music professionals in the city, and which musicians, venues, residencies came out on top.
In our recommendations segment, which we call "A Toast," Austin360 editor Eric Webb explained why everyone is talking about Natasha Lyonne's new Netflix show "Russian Dolls," Addie shared her love of the Google Translate app, especially when shopping in international grocery stores, and Alyssa plugged a Overtone, a hair color conditioner that took her bright pink/purple hair to new heights.
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