‘Top Chef’ Stars Whip Up Four-Course Feast for Urban Harvest Supporters

Patrick Magee

THE CURRENT SEASON of Top Chef is filming all over H-Town, and 100-plus foodies had the opportunity to savor the talents of three local contestants — current competitor Evelyn Garcia, and past participants Dawn Burrell and Sasha Grumman — at The Butcher’s Ball benefitting Urban Harvest.

At TopGolf, a Fundraiser for TEACH Tees Up $320K

Evan W. Black

SUPPORTERS OF THE nonprofit To Educate All Children (TEACH) hit TopGolf Katy for a laid-back, benevolent bash that raised more than $320,000.

As School Year Comes to a 'FotoFinish,' Kids' Art Is in the Spotlight

Chris Becker

TO SAY THIS school year was a tough one for Houston students is an understatement. Masks in the classroom came off just a few months back, and even now, the dregs of the pandemic still require due diligence on the part of parents, teachers and kids who just want to go to school and be with their friends. Knowing the return to the classroom would be challenging, even scary, the teaching artists of FotoFest decided to use the power of art to help students examine and articulate their feelings through writing and photography.

Chapman & Kirby Launches Free Concert Series for Spring

Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band performs May 31 (photo from dannyrayatlanticstreetband.com)

CHAPMAN & KIRBY, THE premier event destination in Houston’s East Village, is thrilled to announce the launch of its Spring Music Series, kicking off on Friday, April 12. Chapman & Kirby has become synonymous with top-tier events and unforgettable experiences, many attended by celebrities both local and worldwide. With concert ticket prices soaring to hundreds and even thousands of dollars in the last year, this eight-week music series promises to be a welcomed opportunity to engage with live music for free, showcasing an eclectic lineup of talented acts.

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Chef Royere

IT’S NOT EVERY day that a Houston chef is graced with one France’s most prestigious honors. But that day arrived for The Post Oak’s executive chef Jean-Luc Royere who received the Ordre du Mérite agricol in a private ceremony on April 16. The award is an esteemed honor bestowed to French citizens by the French Republic for outstanding contributions to agriculture and the culinary arts.

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People + Places

Melon Carpaccio and the Strawberry Chill

THE CROWD AT River Oaks’ Relish doesn’t let up as early evening turns into nighttime. To toast the pretty spring weather, a posh set is filling the neighborhood eatery’s airy bar and lush patio.

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