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Sara Hansen, from left, Alicia Hou and Alexandra Barney at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Sara Hansen, from left, Alicia Hou and Alexandra Barney. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Phil Szymcer, from left, Jaclyn Martin and Jonathan Humphreys at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Phil Szymcer, from left, Jaclyn Martin and Jonathan Humphreys. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Patricia Ramirez, from left, Rafael Mercer and Phil Steuernagel at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Patricia Ramirez, from left, Rafael Mercer and Phil Steuernagel. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Monica Peralta, left, and Haley Bartley at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Monica Peralta, left, and Haley Bartley. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Mikey Gough, from left, Jeanie Oudin and Jimmy Vaeth at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Mikey Gough, from left, Jeanie Oudin and Jimmy Vaeth. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Claire Armstrong, from left, Shauna McDonagh and Rachel Crews at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Claire Armstrong, from left, Shauna McDonagh and Rachel Crews. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Ally Hatz, left, and Katie Church at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Ally Hatz, left, and Katie Church. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Nealy Stuckey, from left, Heather Henry, Courtney Blackburn, Courtney Ray and Tara Lopez at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014.
Nealy Stuckey, from left, Heather Henry, Courtney Blackburn, Courtney Ray and Tara Lopez. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
David Lindner, from left, Jeanie Oudin and Jimmy Vaeth at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
David Lindner, from left, Jeanie Oudin and Jimmy Vaeth. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Ally Hatz, from left, Tara Lopez, Lily Cardenas, Christina Mullin and Heather Henry at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014.
Ally Hatz, from left, Tara Lopez, Lily Cardenas, Christina Mullin and Heather Henry. Photo courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Sara Hansen, from left, Alicia Hou and Alexandra Barney at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Phil Szymcer, from left, Jaclyn Martin and Jonathan Humphreys at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Patricia Ramirez, from left, Rafael Mercer and Phil Steuernagel at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Monica Peralta, left, and Haley Bartley at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Mikey Gough, from left, Jeanie Oudin and Jimmy Vaeth at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Claire Armstrong, from left, Shauna McDonagh and Rachel Crews at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Ally Hatz, left, and Katie Church at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Nealy Stuckey, from left, Heather Henry, Courtney Blackburn, Courtney Ray and Tara Lopez at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014.
David Lindner, from left, Jeanie Oudin and Jimmy Vaeth at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014
Ally Hatz, from left, Tara Lopez, Lily Cardenas, Christina Mullin and Heather Henry at Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals party July 2014.

What: Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals happy hour.

Where: Del Frisco's Grille.

The 411: Not everyone has headed for the hills and cooler climes this summer. Witness the turnout for Casa de Esperanza's early evening mixer where VIP martinis were a hit with the YPs.  Adding spice to the gathering were offerings from the grille's kitchen including Philly cheese steak egg rolls, ahi tuna tacos, BBQ beef flatbread, roasted tomato and mozzarella flatbread and pimento cheese fritters. 

Who: Ally Hatz, Tara Lopez, Lily Cardenas, David Lindner, Jimmy Vaeth, Jeanie Oudin, Monica Peralta, Rafael Mercer, Heather Henry, Patricia Ramirez, Sara Hansen, Alicia Hou, Alexandra Barney and Nealy Stuckey.

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