Friday, October 17, 2008

Five-Star Koonce Benefit

You’ve all heard by now of the fire that ravaged Brennan’s during Hurricane Ike. Brennan’s, of course, was the Paul Newman of Houston eateries, and while the loss of this institution was tragic enough, Brennan's sommelier James Koonce and his 4-year-old daughter were also critically injured.

Next week the Houston food scene comes together to support the Koonce family with a benefit on Thursday, October 23, from 4:30 ~ 7:30 p.m. at the Beacon (1212 Prairie Street). For a suggested donation of $100 per person (pay at the door), you can enjoy wines and tasty treats from:

- Bagher: 360
- Jeff Boudreaux: Brasserie Max & Julie
- Brian Caswell: Reef
- James Cole: Fleming’s
- Mark Cox: Mark’s
- Levi Goode: Goode Company Seafood
- Jeffrey Everts: Olivette @ Houstonian
- Mark Holley: Pesce
- Jonathan Jones: Beavers
- David Lunas: Shade
- Hugo Ortega: Hugo’s
- Wes Morton: 17 @ the Alden
- Ryan Pera: The Grove
- Monica Pope: T’afia
- Chris Shepherd: Catalan

If you’ve been wanting to hit up that new hot spot, but 1) can’t decide where to start, 2) don’t want to pony up the cash, 3) don’t have time, or 4) would rather put your hard-earned cash to support a good cause, this is the event for you! Sample the goods from 15 acclaimed places at once and help a neighbor while you’re at it. See you there!

Learn more here: www.brennanshouston.com/koonce

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