We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Jacobs / Katherine Brunner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor / Katherine, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind our shared success is absolutely persistence. We understand that we are not necessarily “special”. We do, however know that what will make us successful in any endeavor is persistence. Persistent in communication. Persistent in chasing our mission statement. Persistent in learning. We believe persistence is what will ultimately allow Dabble to grow in Dallas and beyond to other cities like it.
What should our readers know about your business?
Dabble is a business predicated on community. We believe the community we have built here in Dallas is what makes us so unique. Our subscribers and restaurant partners are the pulse of our business. We have met so many awesome people through our restaurant partners and Dabble subscribers. We are most excited to see Dabble create communities in other cities like it has in Dallas.
If there is one thing that COVID has taught us, it’s that we need each other. The lesson for us was simple: people yearn for sociability and that is a void that Dabble aims to fill.
We want people to know how cool a Dabble subscription is. Good food brings people together. Good cocktails bring together. And fun atmospheres bring people. Luckily, Dabble provides all 3.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Coffee / breakfast – Lala Land (haven’t been a partner yet but amazing concept) I Love Juice Bar for breakfast bowls Lunch – Hero (especially if they have a game playing)
Cocktails – Tipsy Alchemist or Atwater Alley
Dinner – Felix Culpa for a chic vibe or Las Palmas for amazing Mexican food.
After dinner drinks – Bowen House (amazing)
If our friends wanted BBQ, we’d have to take them to Oak’d BBQ.
If they were in the mood for pizza, Flatbread in Lower Greenville is hard to beat.
For a hangout, we’d take them to walk Lower Greenville, walk around White Rock Lake or lounge in Kylde Warren Park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Taylor Jacobs – To start, my parents each always inspired me to work for myself. My mom owned a law firm for 17 years and my dad has owned a variety of businesses as well. I credit my grit and determination to my childhood lacrosse coaches, Jessica Blake and Lauren Farrell. They always pushed me to work harder than I thought possible. Lastly, the support of two college professors, Karen Cristiano and Lauren D’Innocenzo who have always the imperativeness of being well spoken and well-written and independent thinking. And of course, Shallyn Hatcher for her unwavering support.
Katherine Brunner – My parents have always been my sounding board and the most trusted voice in my life. A few close friends and professors from college have shaped me most to not be afraid to step out and take risks. Most notably, Rob DelCampo and Stacy Sacco from UNM and my closest friend, Molly Schmeltzer.