LOCAL Houston | The City Guide August 2016 - Page 73

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE SCENE Rob Royal, Catie and Tom Savage EVENT: STEAK 48 VIP PREVIEW DINNERS & CHARITY EVENTS WHERE: STEAK 48 Steak 48 played host to 3 glamorous red carpet affairs at the gleaming new contemporary steakhouse at the game-changing River Oaks District. More than 250 guests, sports icons and movers & shakers came out for a series of exclusive sneak preview dinners at the highly anticipated restaurant. The lively crowd enjoyed the upbeat tunes and bustling atmosphere over wine, martinis and craft cocktails while enjoying elaborate feasts from the extensive menu. $43,000 was raised benefiting Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital on Friday, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Chapter on Saturday and Dress for Success on Sunday. The crowd included Steak 48 owners – brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro, Houston Texans QB Tom Savage and wife Catie, the brand’s Senior Vice President Oliver Badgio, Houston Astros Silver Slugger Jeff Bagwell and wife Rachel and many more. Photography by Daniel Ortiz EVENT: THE 2016 HOUSTON SYMPHONY BALL: CARNAVAL WHERE: JESSE H. JONES HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS In the spirit of the theme, the 2016 Houston Symphony Ball: Carnaval, chaired by Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, was one of Houston’s most colorful! The Ball raised almost $1.5 million for the Symphony’s Education and Community Programming. Samba dancers and a couple of muscle boys greeted nearly 600 guests while they enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and perused the silent auction items. Honored were Sybil F. Roos for the Ima Hogg Philanthropy Award, Lindy and John Rydman, Spec’s Charitable Foundation/Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods for Mike Stude Award for Enduring Artistic Vision and Robert Franz for Raphael Fliegel Award for Visionary Leadership. Jana Arnoldy Photography by Dave Rossman, Priscilla Dickson and Anthony Rathbun Heidi Kashani, Monsour Taghdis august 16 | L O C A L 73