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Pet Set crowd gets a head start on fall gala with fab feast at new restaurant

Pet Set crowd gets head start on fall gala with bash at new restaurant

News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Patti Murphy, Tena Lundquist Faust & Tama Lundquist
Pet Set gala chairs Patti Murphy, from left, Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Shelby Kibideaux, Bruce Padilla
Shelby Kibodeaux, left, and Bruce Padilla. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Neal Hamil, Courtney Hobson, Bubba McNeely
Neal Hamil, from left, Courtney Hobson and Bubba McNeely. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Tyson Faust, Don Murphy
Tyson Faust, left, and Don Murphy. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Lauren Wren, Dany Daniel
Lauren Wren and Dany Daniel Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Penny Wright
Penny Wright.   Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Jan Duncan, Charlotte Hill
Honoree Jan Duncan, left, with Charlotte Hill. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Donae Chramosta Rob Chramosta
Donae and Rob Chramosta. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Caroline Matthews Kenney
Caroline Matthews Kenney. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Elizabeth Stein, Tate Johnson & Vanessa Sendukas
Elizabeth Stein, from left, Tate Johnson and Vanessa Sendukas. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Robert Lazzari & Jennifer Simmons
Robert Lazzari and Jennifer Simmons. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Rob Rutherford, Stephanie Eustis
Rob Rutherford and Stephanie Eustis. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Angelica Chapman, John Evatz & Parissa Mohajer
Angelica Chapman, from left, John Evatz and Parissa Mohajer. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Patti Murphy, Tena Lundquist Faust & Tama Lundquist
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Shelby Kibideaux, Bruce Padilla
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Neal Hamil, Courtney Hobson, Bubba McNeely
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Tyson Faust, Don Murphy
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Lauren Wren, Dany Daniel
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Penny Wright
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Jan Duncan, Charlotte Hill
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Donae Chramosta Rob Chramosta
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Caroline Matthews Kenney
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Elizabeth Stein, Tate Johnson & Vanessa Sendukas
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Robert Lazzari & Jennifer Simmons
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Rob Rutherford, Stephanie Eustis
News, Shelby, Pet Set Kick-off, Hardwood Grill, June 2015, Angelica Chapman, John Evatz & Parissa Mohajer

What: Pet Set gala kick-off.

Where: Harwood Grill on Westheimer.

The 411: Tate Johnson and Raymond Gibson, owners of the new eatery that replaced 60 Degrees, hosted the event for more than 125 Pet Set supporters. Chairs of the gala Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama Lundquist and Patti Murphy were there to stir up excitement for the event as was that evening's honoree, Jan Duncan.

While sipping on wine and specialty vodka martinis, guests sampled chef Craig Bianco's Akaushi  Wagyu beef meatballs, smoked Akaushi Wagyu beef tenderloin with grilled onions on toast bites, gravlax salmon spoon tastings, mini-crab cakes and tomato and mozzarella Skewers. 

Guests were asked to bring a bottle of wine for the gala auction or pony up $25 each. The event raised $1,870 and gathered 42 bottles of wine. The 11th Annual Houston Pet Set Fierce & Fabulous Soiree will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, at The Astorian.

Who: Tyson Faust, Don Murphy, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla, Caroline Matthews Kenney, Donae and Rob Chramosta, Courtney Hobson, Neal Hamil, Charlotte Hill, Lauren Wren, Dany Daniel, Judy Nichols, Elizabeth Stein, Vanessa Senduka, John Evatz and Bubba McNeely.