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Bruce Molzan and Neera Patidar at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Ruggles Black partners chef Bruce Molzan and Neera Patidar. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Andrea Simmons, left, and Jayme Lamm at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Andrea Simmons, left, and Jayme Lamm. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Chester Pitts at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Chester Pitts. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Catarina Gonzales, from left, Erica Rose and Miya Shay at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Catarina Gonzales, from left, Erica Rose and Miya Shay. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Nadia Kahn, left, and Marisa Cilento at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Nadia Kahn, left, and Marisa Cilento. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Keisha and Will Cooper at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014.
Keisha and Will Cooper. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Jentry Kelly, left, and Sherma Garner at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Jentry Kelly, left, and Sherma Garner. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Vanessa Gerth, from left, Lori Geshay and Lina Mctar at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Vanessa Gerth, from left, Lori Geshay and Lina Mctar. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Drew Coleman, left, and Abe Ndoye at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Drew Coleman, left, and Abe Ndoye. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Don Smith, from left, Patricia Messick, Derek Smith and Keith Messick at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Don Smith, from left, Patricia Messick, Derek Smith and Keith Messick. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Anita Patel, left, and Neera Patidar at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Anita Patel, left, and Neera Patidar. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
D.J. Rocky Rhodes at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
D.J. Rocky Rhodes. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Bruce Molzan and Neera Patidar at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Andrea Simmons, left, and Jayme Lamm at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Chester Pitts at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Catarina Gonzales, from left, Erica Rose and Miya Shay at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Nadia Kahn, left, and Marisa Cilento at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Keisha and Will Cooper at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014.
Jentry Kelly, left, and Sherma Garner at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Vanessa Gerth, from left, Lori Geshay and Lina Mctar at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Drew Coleman, left, and Abe Ndoye at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Don Smith, from left, Patricia Messick, Derek Smith and Keith Messick at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
Anita Patel, left, and Neera Patidar at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014
D.J. Rocky Rhodes at Ruggles Black Grand Opening October 2014

What: Ruggles Black Food Bar grand opening.

Where: The new hot spot at 3963 Kirby Drive.

The 411: It was thumbs up for chef Bruce Molzan's newest baby, this one in the Upper Kirby district, where he and his business partner, Neera Patidar, welcomed more than 400 revelers. The Veuve Clicquot and wines flowed as did the tequila (Circulo and Dobel) and the vodka (Dripping Springs and Hangar 1). Chef Molzan displayed his culinary prowess with servings of duck and shrimp spring rolls, Paleo Angry Shrimp, flatbreads and empanadas.

The grand opening doubled as a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank.

Who: Dr. Romy Mitchell, Chester Pitts, Jayme Lamm, Erica Rose, Miya Shay, Shepherd Ross, Cindi Rose, Schuyler Evans, Jentry Kelly,  Charlie Mo, Stuart Rosenberg, Blair Bentley, Jenny Wang, Angela Lipsey and Greg Optenkamp.

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