Kyle Citrano is Nominated for the Deep in the Heart Award

We’re excited to announce our own Kyle Citrano is in the running for a statewide honor from the Texas Restaurant Association.

Citrano, Managing Partner in George’s Restaurant, Bar and Catering #2 and partner in the up and coming Jorge’s restaurant, has been nominated for TRA’s 2024 Deep in the Heart Award. This award exists to shine a spotlight on successful and creative restaurant owners and chefs with concepts not based in the state’s four big metro areas. This year’s nominees are based in Midland, Marble Falls, Lubbock and Waco.

"These nominees represent restaurants from all corners of Texas, showcasing exceptional dedication and excellence in their craft.”
Emily Williams Knight
President and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association
stated in a news release from the TRA

The Deep in the Heart winner and other 2024 award winners will be announced July 14 in a ceremony at the 2024 Texas Restaurant Show.


The TRA is the nation’s second largest restaurant association and represents the state’s $106 billion restaurant industry, which encompasses more than 57,000 locations and a workforce of over 1.4 million employees. For more than 30 years, the TRA Awards are coveted by the state’s hospitality leaders.