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Hot new Houston restaurant opens with a bang, building anticipation for Kool & The Gang

Hot new Houston restaurant opens with a bang, building buzz

Lucinda Loya, from left, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Cangelosi Chramosta at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Lucinda Loya, from left, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Cangelosi Chramosta the Children at Risk kick-off at Churrascos Memorial City. Photo courtesy of Maggie Wong Photography
Mandi Kimball, from left, James Holtz and  Nadine Cheung at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Mandi Kimball, from left, James Holtz and Nadine Cheung at Churrascos at Memorial City grand opening event. Photo courtesy of Maggie Wong Photography
Dr. Bob Sanborn, from left, Susanne Starling and Tom Stephens at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Dr. Bob Sanborn, from left, Susanne Starling and Tom Stephens at Churrascos at Memorial City grand opening event. Photo courtesy of Maggie Wong Photography
Melanie Bragg and Gavino Zarate at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Melanie Bragg and Gavino Zarate at Churrascos' grand opening event. Photo courtesy of Maggie Wong Photography
Linda and John Bates, from left, Carrie Altman and Keith Solomon at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Linda and John Bates, from left, Carrie Altman and Keith Solomon at Churrascos' grand opening event. Photo courtesy of Maggie Wong Photography
Ellen Sanborn, from left, Buddy Steves, David Cordua and Lucia Cordua at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Ellen Sanborn, from left, Buddy Steves, David Cordua and Lucia Cordua at Churrascos' grand opening event. Photo courtesy of Maggie Wong Photography
Lucinda Loya, from left, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Cangelosi Chramosta at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Mandi Kimball, from left, James Holtz and  Nadine Cheung at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Dr. Bob Sanborn, from left, Susanne Starling and Tom Stephens at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Melanie Bragg and Gavino Zarate at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Linda and John Bates, from left, Carrie Altman and Keith Solomon at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014
Ellen Sanborn, from left, Buddy Steves, David Cordua and Lucia Cordua at Churrascos' grand opening event February 2014

What: Children at Risk 25th anniversary celebration and gala kickoff.

Where: At the new Churrascos in Gateway Memorial City, where chef David Cordúa put on a special spread.

The 411: Children at Risk gala chairs Lucinda Loya, Stephanie Perkins and Donae Cangelosi Chramosta stirred up interest in the April 11 fundraiser featuring Kool & The Gang at Bayou Music Center.

Who: The gathering included Lucia Cordúa, Melanie Bragg and Gavino Zarate, Linda and John Bates, Dr. Bob Sanborn, Susanne Starling, Tom Stephens, Mandi Kimball, James Holtz and Nadine Cheung.