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.