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Uchi Houston named Houston local Chef Lance Gillum as Chef de Cuisine and moved Chef Kaz Edwards to Concept Chef for all of Hai Hospitality (the group behind Uchi), where he will lead the growth and development of staff as well as maintain the core and special menus. www.uchirestaurants.com Chef Lance Gillum We’re smitten with Electric Sky, the wine born out of music by Interscope Records. Although not new to the market, the individual single servings that come in a 4pack are actually good. Like really good. Available at most festivals and outdoor events, you can pick up a pack at HEB. We love the Rosé. www.electricskywine.com The single largest fundraiser in the United States, benefiting the largest food bank in America, is taking place August 1– September 5. Houston Restaurant Weeks is in its 13th year and has raised over $7.6 million for the Houston Food Bank, enabling the bank to provide almost 23 million meals for Houstonians in need. www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com Bar maven Alba Huerta (behind Julep) joined The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation as a consultant on their bar program. We can’t wait to see how she upgrades the recipes while training the staff with her Huerta touch. www.ninfas.com august 16 | L O C A L 11