LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 28

SCENE EVENT: THE GENERAL PUBLIC VIP PREVIEW NIGHT WHERE: THE GENERAL PUBLIC The General Public shook Houston’s CityCentre with the VIP Preview Night of the spirited restaurant and bar, complete with signature cocktails and tastes of the meticulously designed menu. Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne while they sampled bites from the gourmet cuisine. Partygoers didn’t leave empty-handed and were given all the ingredients to create their very own “Sundown Toast” cocktail, one of The General Public’s classics. Nicole Fertitta Photography by Emily Shuffield Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz EVENT: BOWL & BARREL VIP PREVIEW EVENT WHERE: BOWL & BARREL Bowl & Barrel made its mark on Houston at the VIP Preview Night of the upscale bowling alley on Tuesday, August 2. The founders of FreeRange Concepts, Josh Septowitz and Kyle Noonan, hosted a night full of unique bites, cocktails and bowling entertainment. As they made their way from the entrance to the bar or the lanes, guests were presented with an array of tasty options from Bowl & Barrel’s handcrafted menu. High-definition TV screens displayed the Astros game, so Houstonians could cheer on their hometown baseball team. The comfortable, rustic atmosphere made for the ideal setting for mingling or friendly competition between guests. Photography by Chris Brown 28 L O C A L | september 16