Although the venue changed this year - from Discovery Green to the swanky West Ave - our annual Menu of Menus event was as fun and delicious as ever. Guests noshed on prime rib and sushi, cupcakes and custard, and everyone had a feast of a time. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
Once again, the Houston Chowhounds raised the bar for food competitions. The Bourbon Throwdown brought in talent from Austin as well as Houston and pitted six mixologists and six chefs against one another in battle. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has temporarily taken himself out of the band's picture to work on his solo career. Casablancas headlined a sleepy show last night at House of Blues, running through the bulk of his debut solo album Phrazes For The Young. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
Okay so Saturday's rains didn't help the festivities much, but by Sunday downtown Houston by City Hall was packed with families attending the Children's Festival benefitting Child Advocates. PHOTOS BY MARGARET DOWNING
The second year of what has to be the safest cookoff in the world saw 93 different law enforcement agencies competing, including the HPD, HFD, Harris County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Customs Service, Secret Service and FBI. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
Over the August 3rd weekend, Lollapalooza stormed into Chicago. Unfortunately, the storm was literal as rain pounded Grant Park on Saturday. The horrible weather didn't last, and these lovely ladies dressed for fun in the sun prove that.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
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