A Casual Crowd Turns Up to Tipple, Taste and Celebrate Opening of New Montrose Restaurant

Leah Walker Wilson
A Casual Crowd Turns Up to Tipple, Taste and Celebrate Opening of New Montrose Restaurant

Clay Ardoin, July Buitrago

A GROUP OF fun-food-loving young professionals turned up for the official grand opening of the new FM Kitchen & Bar location in Montrose.


Live music was on offer on the patio, but the star of the event was the food. Nibbles from FM's kitchen including the FM Burger, spicy fried chicken sliders, hot and honey sambal-flavored wings and churros. The Dallas Cowboys-Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game was broadcast on FM's 96-inch projector screen. Operating partner Jason Mok made welcome remarks at halftime.

The event also doubled as a fundraiser, pulling in more than $1,000 from raffle prizes for Hurricane Ida relief and benefiting Cajun Navy Relief.

Spotted in the crowd: former Houston Dynamo player turned impresario Brian Ching, artist Paper Bag, and Highway Vodka distiller Codi Fuller and husband Christan Fuller.

Jason Mok, Brian Ching

Alexs Torry, Britnee Smith

Christian Fuller, Codi Fuller

DJ set by Coaches

Jo Whalstrom, Robby Rodriguez

Karla Fresquez, James Cale

Kate Davis, Meghan Horne

Mike Schwartz, Ford Creighton

Sasha Willis, Deon Edwards

Patrick Magee, Zach McKenzie

Ricky Walne, Kendall Negley

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