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The 4th Annual Southern Smoke Festival

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The Southern Smoke Foundation was originally founded to raise money for MS; after co-founder Chris Shepard learned of his good friend and former sommelier Antonio Gianola was diagnosed. Since 2015 they have raised  $454,000 for the MS Society and added a second cause to their focal point- people in the food and beverage industry affected by Hurricane Harvey. This years event will continue to support both causes.
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James Beard-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd on Cooking and Community

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Chris Shepherd on the Underbelly line—Photo by Julie Soefer Photography

Let’s get one thing straight: Chef Chris Shepherd doesn’t sleep. How else can we explain the vast sea of his accomplishments, which range from a 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest to a themed restaurant concept that closes each year, only to unveil an entirely new menu and look one month later?

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Your Complete Guide to Montrose

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La Colombe D'Or Hotel

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” is a fitting tagline for Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, an area that somehow retains its eclectic roots as construction cranes continue to fill the air.

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