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The Depressed Cake Shop Heads To Underbelly For Annual Mental Health Fundraiser

Posted: October 23, 2017 at 8:54 am   /   Feed The Need, News

Cakes are fun, joyful and celebratory—usually. The Depressed Cake Shop features desserts with a meaningful twist. The icing is often monochromatic; the inside might be colorful, to show there is more than indicated by the exterior. Sales of these unusual cakes—often starkly beautiful, even in shades of black or gray—raise money to combat depression. Now in […]

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Southern Smoke Adds Even More Star Power With Momofuku Chefs

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm   /   Feed The Need, News

In what is one of the most star-studded events in Houston this year, the upcoming Southern Smoke festival on Sunday, October 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., has added even more nationally renowned chefs to its already impressive lineup. The new additions are five-time James Beard Award-winner David Chang and Matthew Rudofker of Momofuku. They join […]

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“Chefs Unmasked” Raises Money for Hospitality Industry Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Posted: October 10, 2017 at 11:16 am   /   Feed The Need, News

Weeks after Hurricane Harvey rendered the city’s dining industry immobile—with kitchens unreachable and restaurants closed for days following the storm—many of Houston’s hospitality workers still find themselves struggling to get back on their feet. With lost wages, flooded homes, or any combination of post-hurricane hardships, even those who returned to work as soon as possible […]

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Upcoming Event: Top Houston Wine Pros Battle For Charity At Iron Sommelier

Posted: October 9, 2017 at 11:15 am   /   Feed The Need, News

One of Houston’s best wine events, Iron Sommelier, returns to the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa on Thursday, November 9 starting at 6 p.m. This is the 10th year the tasting event, competition and silent auction has raised funds for The Periwinkle Foundation, a charity that helps children who are fighting life-threatening illnesses and their families.  This year’s competitors […]

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OKRA Charity Saloon

The Original OKRA Charity Saloon Celebrates One Million Donated Dollars With A Big Bash

Posted: October 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm   /   Featured, Feed The Need

When members of the Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs (aka “OKRA”) opened The Original OKRA Charity Saloon in December 2012, the concept of a bar that donated all profits to charity seemed like a good idea, but it was untested. Five years later, it’s safe to say the bar’s mission has been extremely successful. The […]

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