As is tradition with brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro, the duo previewed their sleek new Steak 48 restaurant over the weekend with three back-to-back evenings of dinner celebrating three charities. And guests ate for free in the River Oaks District new hot spot.
The good new neighbor policy extended to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Dress for Success in an act of philanthropy that is a core value of the Phoenix-based company. In return for the gratis sampling of all the good things that Steak 48 has to offer, guests were encouraged to make a donation to the charity as they departed the eatery. All total, $43,000 was raised for the non-profits.
Explaining the exceptionally generous introduction to Houston, Oliver Badgio, senior vice-president of Prime Steak Concepts, said in a statement,“It is a top priority for our team to establish long-lasting and positive relationships with the Houston community.”
The sophisticated, two-story restaurant played host to several hundred guests who wined and dined on selections from across the menu, ranging from the seafood tower to the prime steaks butchered in house daily by a master butcher. And, oh, the multitude of sides from which to choose, 20 in all.
Soaking in the delicious servings and the yummy atmosphere were guests including the Mastro brothers, Pierce Bush, Nancy Levicki, Dr. Benjamin Chu and Donna Moylan, Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Anat and Jay Zeidman, Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, and Rachel and Jeff Bagwell.
The Houston Texans roster was well represented over the course of the three nights including vice chairman and COO Cal McNair, GM Rick Smith, quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Tom Savage, and Houston Texans ambassador Chester Pitts.