Reality Bad Boy, Farewells and Sweet Talk! Houston’s heating up with events
Houston is once again gearing up for galas, charities and more. Party goers seemed to forget the omens and superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th as all the chips were on the table for this year’s Save an Animal Poker Tournament benefiting Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) on July (Friday) 13, 2012, hosted by Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and CAP Honoree Kim Padgett. Guests sipped on cocktails with exquisite bites from Del Frisco’s Executive Chef Steve Haug, and watched poker players bravely take on the Friday the Thirteenth phenomenon. More than 150 guests observed from the sidelines or got in on the action with great prizes, hors d’ouevres and fun.
Heating up the scene was a guest appearance by Kalon McMahon, who can be seen on ABC’s Bachelor Pad, and former suitor in the most recent season of The Bachelorette. The young star was there signing and selling his t-shirts with proceeds benefiting CAP. Spotted at the scene Del Frisco’s General Manager Arthur Mooradian, Brian Teichman, Brian Burke, Jesse Marion, Carol and Tom Sawyer, Dr. Franklin and Cindi Rose, Hershey Grace, Channel 13’s Casey Curry and Miya Shay, Joelle Rogers, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla, Jack and David Wright, and Chris Fazio.
Meanwhile The Indian Muslims Association of Greater Houston gathered to bid a farewell to the Honorable Consul General of India, Sanjiv Arora over Iftar Dinner on Sunday evening. Many community leaders from the Muslim American community gathered for this event at the Bohra Community Center. The Consul General of India in Houston completed his four years in Houston and has now been promoted as the Ambassador to Qatar. The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston will also bid him a formal farewell at Narin’s Bombay Brasserie.
Sweet Talk! Recently opened Dolce Delights has sweetened the line-up of notable, globally-inspired eateries, including Artisans, Piola and Sushi Raku, that have made the Mixed-use development where lower Westheimer ends and Midtown begins – a culinary hotspot. The 1,100 square foot bakery and café focuses on a rotating selection of premium, artfully prepared pastries and cakes. I cannot wait until I head for my tasting at Dolce Delights that sets itself apart from many other local dessert shops, by focusing on reduced sugar and vegan offerings that generate their natural sweetness from a variety of farm fresh ingredients and high quality, real fruit purees, eliminating artificial components without sacrificing flavor. Owner Candace Chang, a Hong Kong native and Baylor University graduate is inspired by her world travels and Chinese heritage, Chang brings a sophisticated palate and sometimes unexpected palette of tastes to her goodies.