Fundraiser for the Koonce Family

Everybody who’s anybody in the Houston food scene will be at The Beacon at 1212 Prairie Street on Thursday, October 23, at the giant benefit dinner for wine guy James Koonce and his four year-old daughter Katharine, who both suffered serious burns in the Brennan’s fire. The party goes from 4:30 to 7:30 and the suggested donation is $100 per person (pay at the door). Free Parking is available at 515 San Jacinto Street. If you’re having trouble making up your mind, check out the list of chefs who will be participating:

Ojan Bagher, 360 Jeff Boudreaux, Brasserie Max & Julie Brian Caswell, Reef James Cole, Flemmings Mark Cox, Mark’s Levi Goode, Goode Company Seafood Jeffrey Everts, Olivette Mark Holley, Pesce Jonathan Jones, Beavers David Lunas, Shade Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s Wes Morton, 17 Ryan Pera, The Grove Monica Pope, Tafia Chris Shepherd, Catalan

For more information, email

-- Robb Walsh

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