Tequila Shots & Shirtless Hunks! Fashionable Fiesta Raises $400K

Evan W. Black

SALUD TO THE ladies of the Latin Women’s Initiative, whose 20th-anniversary luncheon garnered a whopping $400,000, making it the most successful ever!

Men of Distinction Lunch Marks Anniversary and Fundraising Milestone — $5.5 Mil for the Med Center!

Evan W. Black

THE SOCIAL BOOK’S 15th Men of Distinction luncheon, which raises money for pediatric research in the Texas Medical Center, added four more to its list of philanthropic gentlemen who make Houston a better place — bringing the total to 60 over the course of the event’s history.

Take It Outside! Cavnar, Top Chefs Present Chic ‘Delicious Alchemy’ Dinner on Hope Farms Grounds

Jeff Gremillion

THE INDOMITABLE GRACIE Cavnar and her Recipe for Success nonprofit hosted the annual “Delicious Alchemy” dinner on the grounds of the organization’s Hope Farms in Sunnyside. Per the custom, the meal, which followed a lively al fresco cocktail hour set to the music of an acoustic guitar, featured course after course of divine treats prepared by some of the city’s best chefs, often utilizing produced from the farm.

Crane at Minute Maid Park, located near his two Downtown restaurants, Potente and Osso & Kristalla

In the fifth annual portfolio, meet the icons whose ambitions and accomplishments have shaped those of America’s most fascinating city — and the new titans guiding Houston to an exciting future. Presented in partnership with Residences at The Allen and Bentley Houston

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FOR MANY, NOTHING shouts summer more than a fresh, farm-grown tomato. What you find in supermarkets just can’t compare. Oh, the tender flesh warmed by the sun. The savory delight of the tangy juice drizzling down one’s chin. Homegrown tomatoes bring us to our knees with their juicy flavors! BLT, anyone?

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