Down an alley where the Union Station train tracks tangle with one another is a food incubator full of passionate artisans making everything from pizza and sipping vinegar to boozy cupcakes and fruit-based Thai hot sauce. Typically just a nerve center of kitchens—every once in a while Union Kitchen invites in the food community for happy hour. At the Jan. 9 event, we snapped the mother and daughter team behind Popcorn Queens. Like many, daughter April Wardlaw (right) maintains a day job—as an English teacher. But mom Bonnie Wardlaw is all in. “April actually got me to quit my job,” she tells us. The two sell nine flavors of popcorn online like bourbon pecan and chipotle.