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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
BEHIND the COVER
Photography by Cody Bess
LOCATION: Blaffer Art Museum | University of Houston Campus DATE: July 18, 2013 | TIME: 9am – noon
At the top of the stairs at the Blaffer, we set up a drool-worthy feast with Houston’s premier event and culinary force in creativity and style – A Fare Extraordinare. Our “Alice in Wonderland meets Johnny Depp tablescape” (as A Fare’s Lauren Cox dubbed it) pictured below.
don’t know about you, but the best way to my heart is through my stomach. And that’s in the form of liquid and solid. I LOVE eating and drinking, and what a great city I live in for both of these. I’m sure you are wondering what’s going on on the cover.
It’s the perfect marriage of art + food. Think about it, how many wonderful meals have you shared with family or friends that lead to wonderful conversation, inspirational ideas and just the exchange of memories, life and love? This is the art of our daily lives. Claudia Schmuckli, director and chief curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, sits with Uchi’s Chef de Cuisine Kaz Edwards and culinary director Philip Speer who collaborated along with Texas Monthly to create a private dinner series leading up to the museum’s September exhibit Feast (which you can read all about on page 38). Feast: A Dinner Series paired Speer and team with five international artists to reinvent the notion of hospitality. With a max of 30 guests per dinner (at $500 a ticket) held in the private homes of Houston collectors, the multicourse meals with wine pairings are a creative collaboration between artist and chef. The last dinner is on August 17. For details, email Emily Church at email@example.com.
New and vintage china, flateware and glasses combined from pulls at KuhlLinscomb, A Fare Extraordinaire’s collection and Editor-in-Chief, Carla’s home were used to create the table. A Fare’s Culinary Executive Team Leader Ryan Bouillet dressed the table in oyster shells, figs, grapes, pomegranates, salt and chocolate blocks plus a bevy of lush greens.
As Eric Carle’s hungry caterpillar ate through everything in sight, I hope you eat your way through our August food+drink issue. buen provecho + buon appetito + bon appétit + salud + salute + cheers + enjoy
Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief | Creative Director
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Photographer Cody Bess making moody, dramatic lighting magic. Shot on location at the Blaffer Art Museum by Cody Bess. Hair and makeup by Bianca Linette Rivas for Page. 713 Model & Talent Agency Claudia Schmuckli styled by Vico Puentes. Schmuckli wears a Zac Posen gown from Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo heels from Joseph and Emsaru bracelet with Michael John earrings at Zadok Jewelers. Tablescape created in collaboration with A Fare Extraordinaire. White flowers in vase, L’Objet chargers, metal flowers, silver pitchers and glass dome, all at Kuhl-Linscomb. Everything else is Editor’s own.
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AUGUST 2013 | FEATURES WHO’S WHO
VOLUME 15 - ISSUE 176
PUBLISHER alejandro martinéz ext 2 firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR carla valencia de martinéz ext 3 email@example.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett
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38 4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 8 on our radar 12 calendar 14 FOOD + DRINK 15 chef’s special: chris shepherd 16 dine write: seasons 52 18 open 20 taste of the town 21 party pics 22 the brunch bunch 24 restaurant listing 27 club review: capt. foxheart’s bad news bar & spirit lodge 28 club listings 38 ARTS 38 for art’s sake: feast 39 fresh arts 40 museum district 42 exhibits 44 party pics 46 recording: christian kidd of the hates
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56 48 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 49 nonprofit: sugar land arts alliance 50 people of houston 52 scene 56 STYLE + LEISURE 57 fat finds 58 things I ♥ 60 born cool 62 mentertainment 63 wise guy 64 destination: tokyo 66 tools + toys + gadgets 67 DESIGN 67 architecture + design: go rv’ing 68 houston map 69 heart to heart 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 crossword puzzle 73 party pics 74 phone shot
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE firstname.lastname@example.org PHOTOGRAPHERS cody bess, kennon evett, jill hunter, gabriella nissen, daniel ortiz, anthony rathbun, sofia van der dys CONTRIBUTING WRITERS sophie asakura, jody eisenhart, marzi fatemizadeh, michael garfield, patricia harrison, jeff lane, mayor anise parker, vico puentes, sandra ramani, lance scott walker, scott ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS jenny anthill, jody eisenhart, roy krisanto, omar mejia, david nguyen, gabriella nissen, michael paulsen, white cloth INTERN margaret o’donnell
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ON OUR RADAR | CALENDAR
RUTH’S CHRIS re-opening 5433 Westheimer Rd. | 713.789.2333 www.ruthschris.com
STEAK HOUSES UPDATE
PALM re-opening 6100 Westheimer Rd. | 713.977.2544 www.thepalm.com
MR. PEEPLES new 1911 Bagby St. | 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com
ON OUR RADAR
SUMMER OF THE STEAK HOUSE 8. august 13 | www.002mag.com
It’s turning into the Summer of the Steak House in H-Town. Just last month saw the re-opening of two landmarks in the The Palm which re-designed in its original stomping ground. And Ruth’s Chris who made the move closer to The Galleria area from Richmond onto Westheimer. And new kid on the block, Mr. Peeples, draws heritage from its veteran chefs. We’ve had the pleasure of previews at all three and have no doubt they will quickly be added to your repertoire.
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Susie Jimenez is set to launch her flagship restaurant with business partner and Houston native Sonny Sachdeva in West Ave. The Food Network Star runner-up on season 7 and co-host on the Spanish Fox daytime show Sabores de Familia merges her Mexican heritage with Sonny’s Indian background to create Trenza. Translated from Spanish, trenza means “braid” and represents three strands: one is the LatinAmerican base, the second is an Indian influence and the third is the use of cooking techniques from around the world. Carrabba’s Italian Grill opened a new location in the Grand Lakes Shopping Center at 6501 South Fry Road in the Cinco Ranch area of Katy last month. CARL’S JR.® OPENED A NEW LOCATION AT 11919 WESTHEIMER ROAD, MAKING THIS ITS 13TH LOCATION IN THE CITY.
The Hippo Kitchen recently launched and offers a new perspective to the role prepared foods can play in cancer recovery and symptom management. Classically trained, health-supportive chefs with the experience of healthcare providers and patients create meals that both prepare people for treatment and recovery as well as manage common symptoms and side effects of treatment. www.thehippokitchen.com Osteria Mazzantini is scheduled to open late this month. The new concept from award-winning Houston Chef/Restaurateur John Sheely of award-winning Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar celebrates Chef Sheely’s maternal side of the family, the Mazzantinis, who left Tuscany for America and arrived to Galveston, TX, in the late 1800s and will serve Cucina Rustica, rustic, hand-crafted Italian dishes made with top-quality ingredients. Expect pasta made fresh in-house daily, hand-tossed pizzas and a wine and cocktail list that perfectly complements the menu. 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 140 (77056) in the new BBVA Compass Bank building. www.osteriamazzantini.com Schlitterbahn opened Galveston Island’s first zip line, the Soaring Eagle. Rising 100 feet over the park, the ride provides a breathtaking view of Galveston Bay, the west end of the Island and the Gulf. It’s a seated zip line (think ski lift style) and can accommodate two people at once.
Construction started last month on the luxury 14-acre River Oaks District located inside the loop and fronting Westheimer. There will be 252,000sf of premier retail, restaurants, cafes and a cinema, plus 92,000sf of boutique office space and 279 residential units.
Chevron will build a new skyscraper in downtown Houston with more than 1,700 jobs being created. Through the Texas Enterprise Fund, the state is providing $12 million to close the deal. The facility will house professional, technical and administrative personnel to accommodate Chevron’s local growth. Houston hosts the 10th anniversary of the North American Finals of the Red Bull BC One, the premier 1-on-1 B-Boy battle in the world, at Warehouse Live on August 17. Sixteen B-Boys (also known as break dancers) will compete for the North American title and one will advance to the World Finals in Seoul, South Korea, in November. An update on Buffalo Bayou Park from our June issue: The third and final bridge span for the Jackson Hill Street Pedestrian Bridge was installed in June. The 345foot, bayou-spanning bridge connects trails on the north bank to the Allen Parkway side of the bayou.
FOR ART’S SAKE
Theater Under The Stars launches TUTS Underground, utilizing space in Zilkha Hall to host a 4-show season. The shows will be more edgy, and this program is geared towards the more contemporaryminded musical theatregoer. Some of the shows include: Lizzie The Musical (based on the bloody legend of Lizzie Borden); 50 Shades! The Musical (a musical parody of the hit novel 50 Shades of Gray) and Hands on a Hardbody (a musical based on a documentary by the same name about a contest in Longview, TX).
Photo by Bean Meadors
Amazingly, we soon might be able to charge smartphones or other electronics without the need to plug-in. Gill Electronics, Inc. signed an agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated for Gill Electronics to obtain rights to develop, manufacture and sell wireless power products. The wireless power technology will allow for wireless power charging of multiple devices simultaneously. You’ll never miss an important food shot at the airport again.
La Mochi is a new, local online boutique that hosts rotating artists and designers from diverse cultural backgrounds. Launched by Houston resident and designer/artist Sarrah Zedah, La Mochi is currently featuring one-of-a-kind Colombian Wayuu Mochila bags made by an indigenous artisan group in the northeast region of the country called Guajira. We’re obsessed.
Interior designers Genna Weidner and Deborah Hasou recently opened Weidner Hasou & Co. in the Memorial/Town & Country area. The design store carries a variety of home accessories, artwork and furniture at affordable price points 12649 Memorial Drive, www.weidnerhasou.com HOUSTONIANS WILL FINALLY BE ABLE TO PURCHASE RICHARD CHAI’S COLLECTION FOR MEN AND WOMEN AT SETTLEMENT GOODS (3939 MONTROSE, SUITE M) STARTING THIS MONTH.
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ON OUR RADAR DINEWRITE
Sundown at The Grove presented by Jaguar Houston Central returns to Discovery Green for another summer season, this time with a craft beer twist! Every Wednesday evening thru September 18 sample a featured brewery’s flight of beer with one-of-a-kind food pairings created by chefs at The Grove. Brewmasters will be available each week to mingle with guests, answer questions, discuss craft beer trends and channel their inner DJ as they provide a personal curated list of music. thegrovehouston.com/sundown
Mark Decker is the new head chef at Down House. He has worked as sous chef at Down House for the last year and a half. Mark has been cooking professionally for 15 years, seven of them as sous chef at Humble’s Chez Nous.
IN CELEBRATION OF THE UPCOMING ARRIVAL OF WILLIAM AND KATE’S BABY – THE FIRST HEIR TO BE BORN IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS – WHOLE FOODS MARKET LAUNCHED THE LIMITED EDITION, WESTMINSTER WILLIAM AND KATE ROYAL ADDITION CHEDDAR CHEESE. ALL-NATURAL WHITE CHEDDAR IS MADE ON THE FARM IN ENGLAND AND AGED FOR 12 MONTHS; IT HAS A CREAMY YET SAVORY FLAVOR.
CRAVE Cupcakes is now offering Vegan, Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free cupcakes, providing alternatives for people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Vegan cupcakes are available in red velvet, and eliminate dairy and eggs by substituting soybased tofu cream cheese and vegetable oil. Glutenfree options are available in chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting, while sugar-free cupcakes are available in vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
The Grateful Bread churns out artisan products in small batches – think aged Worcestershire sauce, green or red Sriracha, vanilla extract. Oh, and amazing breads like the ones on our cover this month. www.thegratefulbread.com
Suja recently launched its bottled, nutrient-packed line of juices at Whole Foods. The 10 juices (9 of which are vegan) promote a healthy diet and lifestyle. Made with 100% organic fruits and vegetables (3 lbs of produce in each juice) and certain juice pairings are customized for 1, 3- or 5-day cleanses are perfect for people who juice regularly and need a fix on the go! There are no extra chemicals or ingredients, just the stuff you’d put in your juicer at home. Chris Frankel is the new bar manager at RDG + Bar Annie. Chris was part of the original bar staff at Anvil Bar & Refuge and worked there for 3½ years. He is now working side-by-side Robert Del Grande at RDG to create an internationally inspired cocktail menu focused on brandy and eau de vie. 10. august 13 | www.002mag.com
The Counter partners with Fort Bend Brewing company Thursdays thru September for a beer + burger pairing at the locations on Washington and The Woodlands. Four premium mini-burgers will bexpertly matched with a flight of four Fort Bend Brewing Co. beers ($15). Throughout the evening, Fort Bend Brewing Co. brewers will be mingling and discussing the collaboration with guests.
SOUTHWELL’S IS A HOUSTON INSTITUTION – ITS BURGER JOINTS HAVE BEEN FLIPPING OUT ALL KINDS OF BURGERS SINCE 1986. TODAY IT’S RUN BY MR. ROBERT SOUTHWELL’S SON BRIAN WHO MANNED THE FRONT COUNTER IN THE 80S.002HOUSTON STAFFERS LOVE THE VEGGIE BURGER AND THE TRIO.
Shiner Smokehouse, a family- owned sausagery’s line of homemade, family recipe products, are at Kroger stores just in time for grilling season. Shiner Smokehouse favorites including the Original Smoked Sausage, Beer Brat made with Shiner Bock beer and Country Style Smokies are on the shelves. www.shinersmokehouse.com
CREATED BY HUSBAND AND WIFE SUSHI AND FARHAN, PHAT SPICE WAS THE KEEPSAKE FROM WEDDING A FEW YEARS AGO. WHAT BEGAN AS A FUSION OF THE PAIRS CULTURES, (SHE IS INDONESIAN AND HE'S PAKISTANI) BECAME AN EXPLOSION OF FLAVORS. FLAVORS FROM PUNJAB TO PUNCAK, FROM SOUTH ASIA TO THE FAR EAST, OFFER A FULL SPECTRUM OF TASTE WITH SALT, FRAGRANCE, SWEETNESS AND JUST ENOUGH SMOLDER TO HEAT THE PALETTE. FIND PHAT AT WWW.PHATSPICE.COM.
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ALLEY THEATRE: alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com CWMP: woodlandscenter.org HOBBY CENTER: 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org HOUSE OF BLUES: hob.com JONES HALL: 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATRE: 713.524.6706 mainstreettheatre.com
Actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home, 1962
MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT): milleroutdoortheatre.com MINUTE MAID PARK: astros.mlb.com RELIANT PARK: reliantpark.com STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE: 713.527.0123 stagestheatre.com TOYOTA CENTER: 1.866.4HOU.TIX toyotacentertix.com WAREHOUSE LIVE: warehouselive.com WORTHAM CENTER: 713.237.1439 houstonfirsttheaters.com
August 3, 9, 7, 11 at 8:30pm Miller Houston Shakespeare Fest ival 2013: As You Like It
Reliant Center Houston Chronicle Mega Job Fair 10am-3pm
CARLA’S BIRTHDAY! July 31 - August 4 Texas International Fishing Tournament, Port Isabel-South Padre Island www.tift.org
August 16-24 North Texas Fair and Rodeo 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX 76201 www.ntfair.com
The Bureau of Immigration was created, 1894 The Copyright law was created by Congress, 1856
MillerTale of Kieu 8pm Alley The Hollow 2:30pm Warehouse MC Chris 8pm
20th Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House Noon-4pm in downtown Houston. A free, family day. Live performances by our city’s nine major performing arts organizations, backstage tours, ticket specials and more.
RELIANT STADIUM NFL PRE-SEASON TEXANS VS. SAINTS 3PM Warehouse Afton Live 8pm
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HOB Ones to Watch Presents: Redlight King and Icon For Hire 7pm Enanitos Verdes con Nuevo disco Tic Tac, part of the HOB 20th Anniversary 8pm
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Miller Chucho Valdez & the AfroCuban Messengers 8:30pm
T H U R S DAY
THE FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES OPENED IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 1936
Alley The Hollow 7:30pm | Hobby Marcus Luttrel’s Patriot Tour 7pm HOB P.O.D. Thu. 1 - Sat. 31 Stages Late Night Catechism Thursday 7:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 8pm, Sundays 3pm | Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns Thursday 7:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 8pm, Sundays 3pm
HOB Something Borrowed Something Blue featuring David Tutera’s Dream Bigger 7:30pm Reliant Center Islamic Prayer Meeting (All Day) Warehouse Melvins 9pm
August 9 and 10 Navasota BLUES FEST @ Grimes County Expo Center 5280 FM 3455, Navasota, TX 77868 www.navasotabluesfest.org
HOB The Big Night Out Tour: Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit & Alien Ant Farm 8pm MillerJourney Through China III 11am | Secondhand Lions 8:15pm Reliant Center Hot Stuff Booth Show 9am-3pm
Toyota Bruno Mars 7:30pm MillerJourney Through China III 11am | Sing-a-long Grease 8:15pm
TENTH ANNUAL WOMEN OF WARDROBE (W.O.W.) SIZZLING SUMMER SOIREE Personal Appearance by Nicole Miller Benefiting Dress for Success Houston 6:308:30pm -–Tootsies in West Ave. Ticket information: Monica@dfshouston.org or 713.337.0880
President Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas, 1946
MILLER MEN IN BLACK TRILOGY 8:15PM
MillerMen In Black Trilogy 8:15pm
President Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas, 1908
FOR THESE EVENTS AND MORE, CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR ONLINE AT WWW.002MAG.COM
Reliant Stadium Verizon High School Kick-Off Classic 7:30-11pm Warehouse Beat King 10pm
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Alley The Hollow 8pm HOB Courtney Love In Concert with Special Guest Starred 8pm | Cocktails and Covers Featuring Mysterious Ways America’s U2 Tribute Band 9pm Warehouse Lil B 8pm
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RELIANT CENTER HOUSTON WEDDING SHOWCASE 10AM-5PM
Fri. 2 - Sun. 4 Reliant Center Abilities Expo 11am-4pm | Hunter’s Extravaganza 3-5pm
Martha Stewart’s Birthday Alley The Hollow 2:30pm BBVA Stadium Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew 8pm HOB Zoso - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin 9pm Toyota Pesado 8pm
Warehouse Molotov 8:30pm
HOB Bob Schneider 8pm | Cocktails and Covers Feat. The Smites - A Tribute to The Smiths 9pm Reliant Center Islamic Prayer Meeting (All Day)
HOB Alex Goot 12:30pm | The All Stars Tour w/Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin & More! 2:30pm
The Woodstock Music Fair ended, 1969
Singer Elvis Presley died at his home “Graceland” in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 42, 1977
Miller Tale of Kieu 8pm Alley The Hollow 7:30pm BBVA Stadium Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders 8pm Hobby Bougie, Broke and Single 7pm Jones The Screwtape Letters 4 & 8pm Reliant Stadium NFL Pre-season Texans vs. Miami Dolphins 7-10pm
Alley HYPE 7:30pm HOB Plastic Cup Boyz 8pm | Cocktails and Covers Featuring Kozmic Pearl and Nightbird 9pm Jones The Screwtape Letters 8pm Miller Robert Glasper Experiment at 8:30pm Warehouse O’Brother 8:30pm
Miller Anne of Avonlea 8pm
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the United States, 1932 Miller Anne of Avonlea 8pm
Cleopatra, the seventh and most famous queen of ancient Egypt, committed suicide, 30 B.C. Miller Golden Dragon Acrobats 8pm
RELIANT STADIUM UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON VS. SOUTHERN UNIV. OF BATON ROUGE 7:30PM
Princess Diana passed away in 1997 The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania Jones The Midtown Men 7:30pm Miller 8 Seasons 8pm Reliant Stadium Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi St. football game 2:30-5:30pm august 13 | www.002mag.com .13
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CHEF’S SPECIAL | DINE WRITE | OPEN | TASTE OF THE TOWN | THE BRUNCH BUNCH | CLUB REVIEW
Java Pura Coffee Roasters is a Houston-based coffee roaster steeped in tradition. At its head are Richard Colt, a coffee business veteran with over 25 years in the coffee industry with Texas Java Company, and his old fraternity brother and friend Fielding Cocke. Cocke took this partnership seriously enough to take two years off to become a Master Roaster. What sets Colt and Cocke apart? They go to the origin of the green coffee bean. Meaning they establish relationships with the farms throughout Latin America. Visiting them, learning about their growing conditions, harvests, etc. “Before we buy in quantity, we cup samples,” Colt says. “The cupping process is also how we educate visiting chefs, restaurateurs, specialty coffee shop owners, baristas and anyone else curious about the process behind a great cup of coffee.” Once they choose the farm, the beans are roasted right here in Houston.
Java Pura is located at 5250 Gulfton Street #4G. For more information, please call 713.523.5282 or visit online at www.javapura.com.
Fielding Cocke and Richard Colt
Photography by Nicole Kestenbaum
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CHEF CHRIS SHEPHERD
Photography by Kennon Everett
HRIS SHEPHERD OF UNDERBELLY IS H-O-T RIGHT NOW. HE’S EVERYWHERE; FOOD & WINE, DEPARTURES, NEW YORK TIMES, EATER.COM – YOU GET THE POINT. IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER SHEPHERD BEFORE HE ALMOST SINGLE-HANDEDLY TRANSFORMED THAT CORNER OF WESTHEIMER AND MONTROSE. BUT WHAT’S REFRESHING IS THAT THE JAMES BEARD FINALIST IS STILL AS COOL AS EVER. ON THE RECENT DEPARTURES ARTICLE HE SHARES, “I THOUGHT IT WAS AMAZING. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT VIEW OF THE CITY.” AND WHEN IN-N-OUT SENT HIM A CEASE AND DESIST LETTER FOR A BURGER ON HIS MENU NAMED THE “DOUBLE DOUBLE,” WHICH IN AND OUT “HAD TRADEMARKED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE,” SHEPHERD JUST RENAMED HIS THE “CEASE AND DESIST.” IF YOU HAVEN’T CHECKED OUT SOME OF THE SPOTS THAT HE’S A PARTNER, INVESTOR, CHEF, MENU DEVELOPER OR FAN OF, GET ON IT, BECAUSE IT’S PROBABLY WORTH IT.
FAVORITES FAVORITE SANDWICH: Any Panini at Paulies FAVORITE ICE CREAM MIX-IN/TOPPING: Reese’s FAVORITE TRUCK FOOD: Rice Box FAVORITE PICNIC SPOT: Who has time for picnic?! FAVORITE SPOT TO EXERCISE/RUN: Yeah right!
UNDERBELLY 1100 Westheimer Rd. 713.528.9800 www.underbellyhouston.com
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? Fufu Café (Chinatown, 9889 Bellaire Blvd.) BEST BREAKFAST? Revival Market for kolache Saturdays. WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Vinegar. Most people will always add pepper and salt but forget acidity. WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? Cleaver. WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Tardiness. FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? Grüner (a variety of white wine grape grown primarily in Austria). FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? Uchi. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? Hori, Kata Robata, Omakase. IS THERE A FOOD YOU WON’T EAT? Green bell peppers. DO YOU HAVE A COOKBOOK PUBLISHED OR DO YOU ANTICIPATE PUBLISHING A COOKBOOK? No and possibly. WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD? Shitty Chinese. DO YOU USE A RECIPE OR WING IT? Wing it. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE NEXT FOOD TREND? Korean. AT HOME, WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON HAND TO SERVE DROP-IN GUESTS? Beer. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR HOME REFRIGERATOR? More Beer. WHAT MAGAZINE COVER, OTHER THAN 002’S, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED ON? I was just on Food and Wine, and that was kind of the goal.
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HEALTHY SAVORY SEASONS SEASONS 52
By Jeff Lane
Photography courtesy of Seasons 52
’M GRATEFUL I HAVE A DIVERSE PALATE. BUT IF YOU LOVE FOOD AND LOVE TO DINE OUT LIKE I DO, EATING HEALTHY IS A CHALLENGE. THEN THE FOOD GODS BLESSED ME BY BRINGING SEASONS 52 TO TOWN A FEW MONTHS AGO. I visited this new genre of restaurant recently, on Westheimer just west of Highland Village. The rich wood décor and low lighting provide an atmosphere of class. Good date lighting, I like to call it. But what’s really special about Seasons 52 is a dynamic menu of fresh foods, seasoned and prepared for savory satisfaction, without piling on the calories.
HEIRLOOM TOMATO CARPACCIO
samic. Jorell, my server, recommended a 2011 Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc, and it was a wonderful complement. The Heirlooms are not only seasonal, they’re virtually guilt-free. I asked Managing Partner Reuben Rolf about the claim that no single item has more than 475 calories.
For starters I indulged in two of their flatbread creations. The Spicy Chipotle Shrimp with grilled pineapple, feta cheese, cilantro and roasted poblano peppers were wonderfully spicy-sweet. An instant favorite. The other featured fresh summer figs drizzled with 15-year aged balsamic. Both were perfectly light warm-ups accompanied by a martini with strawberry-infused Prairie Organic Vodka, Agave Nectar and fresh basil. This just might be the perfect antidote to the brutal Houston heat. Quite refreshing.
Rolf, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant business, said that most places just aren’t geared to cater to health-conscious patrons. But Seasons 52 welcomes that no-salt or lactose intolerant request. Steaks are cooked over oak and not splashed with butter. And foods aren’t fried. Instead, the focus is on seasonal foods and fresh ingredients to bring out natural flavors without the extra calories.
Next up, Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio. These cool, tender tomatoes were adorned with some goat cheese and basil, and soaking up some of that amazing 15-year aged bal-
Chef James Holets says this approach forces him to up his game, finding ways to provide healthy choices that still tantalize the taste buds.
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CEDAR PLANK SALMON
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CHEF TABLE OFF THE MENU NO SALT? NO BUTTER? NO PROBLEM. FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS. CHEF JAMES WELCOMES THE CHALLENGE.
By then I was engaged in the flaky, flavorful cedar plank roasted salmon. It was accompanied by soft, fingerling potatoes, dill-mustard sauce, grilled lemon and a wonderful new discovery: sweet yellow beets. Jorell brought me a glass of the 2011 Cakebread Chardonnay. While pouring he shared a little about their Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, who hand picks every wine. He even features a few up-and-comers he recommends enjoying “before they become famous.”
The next course was grilled, bone-in Piedmontese strip steak, thirteen ounces, medium rare, with char-grilled tomato and crunchy corn salad. Tender, all of it.
flatbreads • Spicy Chipotle Shrimp – grilled pineapple, feta cheese, cilantro, roasted poblano peppers – $9.95 starters • Double Hummus & Crisp Sea Salt Lavosh minted edamame hummus, roasted red pepper hummus – $6.75 entrées • Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon & Vegetables – fingerling potatoes, dill-mustard sauce, grilled lemon, sweet yellow beets – $18.75 • Grilled Kona-Crusted Lamb T-Bone Chops – Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, 15-year aged balsamic – $25.95
Finally, dessert, called Mini Indulgences, which are small servings of familiar faves. Key lime pie, berry cheesecake and a raspberry chocolate chip cannoli are among the yummy options. My favorite is the mocha macchiato. The entire menu will get an overhaul come the fall, with minor alterations on a weekly basis. It is, after all, called Seasons 52. All the more reason to get back over there.
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Photography by Jodie Eisenhart
JODIE EISENHARDT is a freelance food writer based in Houston. She co-hosts Livin’ Large on News 92 FM, airing Saturdays from noon until 1 and also writes for local online and print media, including Culturemap and My Table Magazine as well as 002houston magazine. Jodie’s motto is “never waste a meal.” She travels widely in pursuit of notable cuisine and live music and finds bliss when a trip incorporates the best of both. Follow Jodie @foodiehouston.
THE “BAC-MOBILE” AT BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB
CUISINE Picnic table gourmet | www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com | 601 Richmond Ave. | 713.527.4440 | @bachouston HOURS Mon closed, Tue-Thurs 11am – 2 pm, 5pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am – 2pm, 5pm –11pm, Sun 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm You’ve gotta love the inspiration for Brooklyn Athletic Club – a salute to founder/owner Shepard Ross’s childhood spent visiting his grandparents in Brooklyn, New York. Watching them play bocce, badminton, dominoes and cards while knocking back cocktails and beers was evidence of the good life. He witnessed the break from the rat race and resulting bliss. Ross took his memories and collaborated with Consulting Chef Jeff Axline and Chef Anthony Ortega to create Brooklyn Athletic Club with a nod to a “north meets south” sensibility and cuisine that has been a huge hit. But the kitchen is sized more like those in NYC than Houston. To serve the ever-growing crowd coming to enjoy the “BACyard” games, the crew came up with the BAC-Mobile and its own new menu, completely in sync with the al fresco fun. THE “BACYARD” HAS A MORE RUSTIC, AUSTIN-TYPE SLANT. The boxed-in gaming lanes for bocce and bean bags line up next to ping pong, cards and
ELEVEN XI CUISINE Southern Coastal (but really well beyond …) | CHEF Kevin Bryant www.elevenxihouston.com | 607 W. Gray | 713.529.5881 | @ElevenXIhouston HOURS Tue-Fri 11am – Close | Sat 4pm – Close | Closed Sun – Mon I WASN’T SURE WHAT TO EXPECT AT ELEVEN XI, WHOSE WEBSITE DESCRIBES THEIR CUISINE AS “SOUTHERN COASTAL.” The phrase can mean different things to different people, which may have been just what Executive Chef Kevin Bryant intended. With cuisine ranging from impeccably fresh Gulf Coast oysters (very southern, very coastal) and East Coast oysters to Texas quail to Alaskan Halibut Cheeks – the cuisine will likely defy your expectations. Moreover, should you think southern coastal means mostly seafood, think again. There’s a man-pleasin’ spectrum of meat offerings including pecan-smoked baby back ribs, double-bone lamb chops and “caveman-style” nine-inch beef short ribs, to name just a few. And the whole fried, citrus tea-brined, wild game hen has already developed a cult following. At first glance, the menu offerings are so diverse, one might wonder if it is actually too broad. But everything I’ve tried – and I’ve tried a lot – has been really delicious. Consider the visually stunning whole crispy flounder
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dominoes. Chill out between games at one of the picnic tables and order from the truck Thursday – Sunday for yummies like the braised short rib tacos or one of the awesome hot dogs made with Wagyu beef, served on Slow Dough buns. The Brooklyn dog is topped with baked beans, creamy slaw and NY deli mustard; and the Texas Chili dog is topped with a spicy chili, melted redneck cheddar, jalapeno and cilantro. Both winners. There are also high-caliber sliders, made with Hereford beef and an insanely good green tomato/jalapeno jam and American cheese served on three little slider-sized Slow Dough the brooklyn dog buns. Fries are hand-cut and served with all of the above – and available as chili-cheese fries if you dare.
wild game hen
(from Massachusetts) with an apricot glaze. Seared in a fun to eat crisscross pattern, each succulent morsel made me extremely happy. The beef tartare is cut to order and comes with all of the traditional accoutrements. It’s a nice portion, topped with a fried quail egg and a crazy bargain at $13. The oysters I’ve tried have all been sublime. There are beautiful salads and the XI Burger completely rocks. The real bonus? Chef Bryant began his career as a pastry chef and the desserts are fantastic. Do not miss the daily fried pies.
Photography by Michael Paulsen
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Photography by Kennon Evett
THE TASTING ROOM
CUISINE Wine bar small plates and pizzas meet grown-up, global-inspired entrées Four Locations – Uptown Park, City Centre, River Oaks, Kingwood www.tastingroomwines.com | @thetastingroom HOURS Sun 11am – 11pm , Mon – Fri 11am - Midnight, Sat. 11am – 1am
WHAT’S OLDER IS NOW NEW AT THE TASTING ROOM, CURRENTLY CELEBRATING THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN HOUSTON (and now with four locations). Known for their serious worldwide vino inventory, I really hadn’t thought of The Tasting Room as a full-fledged restaurant, even though I’ve appreciated the pizzas for some time. The team has worked to become more chef-driven, with seasonal and diverse offerings by Executive Chef Jonathan LeBlanc, who recently launched a great new summer menu featuring local producers and purveyors and featuring entrées for the first time ever (available daily from 5-10pm). The pan-seared Jamaican jerk chicken breast was succulent with a nice kick of spice, served with a coconut-pineapple basmati rice alongside grilled broccolini and caramelized banana. Utterly delish. I was also impressed by the Atlantic salmon, prepared perfectly and served with a clever sauce of crushed summer corn and a smoked tomato salad, crispy fried leeks and drizzled with a fragrant basil-chive oil. There’s a bone-in, cider-brined pork chop on the menu as well as a Creole-spiced quail I’m excited to try. Beyond the entrées, there are other tempting new options including the striking and scrumptious watermelon, cantaloupe and arugula salad, topped with Houston Dairymaids chevre and a balsamic-mint vinaigrette. Love. I’m also down with the “mini” grilled sandwiches made from chevre goat cheese and a sweet watermelon, cantaloupe and arugula salad tomato jam on a Slow Dough pretzel baguette. And the best part is they’ll help you pair any/all of these items with a great glass of wine, bubbles or the perfect beer.
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TASTE OF THE TOWN
MAYOR Annise Parker
THE LAST THREE YEARS, HOUSTON HAS EMERGED AS THE JOB-PRODUCING CAPITAL AND COOLEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY – THE PLACE WHERE MORE PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE NATION. I LOVE THIS CITY – ALL OF IT! THAT IS WHY CHOOSING WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT HOUSTON WAS SO DIFFICULT. IN THE END, I WENT WITH THE PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ME PERSONALLY AND THAT SAY “I’M HOME.” I PASSED ON PICKING A FAVORITE RESTAURANT BECAUSE IT’S NOT FAIR TO THE OTHERS FOR ME TO SINGLE ONE OUT. I WILL SHARE THAT MY FAVORITE MEAL IS STEAK – JUST WALK IT BY THE FIRE, PLEASE. I LIKE IT VERY RARE. Mayor Annise Parker is serving her second term as Houston’s mayor. Follow her on Twitter @AnniseParker and on Facebook.com/MayorAnniseParker.
Skyline, zoo and diversity photos courtesy of the Grater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
OUR DIVERSITY Houston is the most diverse city in the nation. You can spend an entire day here in neighborhoods where anything but English is spoken. Instead, you’ll hear Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Spanish or even Urdu. We are the most ethnically, racially diverse city in the nation. We literally attract the best and brightest the world has to offer. That wonderful, energetic, amazing diversity is what gives us our strength. We are what the rest of this country will look and act like in the future.
DOWNTOWN SKYLINE The business of being mayor takes me away from Houston frequently. When I return and see our beautiful and iconic downtown skyline, I know I’m home. It has changed over the years, just as Houston has changed. It wasn’t that long ago that many of the downtown skyscrapers weren’t there. For instance, I remember when the Gulf Building, now Texas Commerce Bank, was among the tallest buildings and when the historic Esperson and the Mellie, my favorite downtown buildings, used to be more visible. The changes in the skyline are the brick, mortar and gleaming glass signs of Houston’s progress.
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SOUTHLAND HARDWARE I am breaking my rule of not publicly revealing my favorite businesses with this one. Who can’t use an extra screwdriver, new cabinet knobs or a plant pot? This is what a hardware store should be! The staff is knowledgeable and the store is full of everything, even those items you don’t know you need until you see them. Sometimes I like to wander the aisles in search of ideas, but rarely do I visit without making a purchase.
ZOO The Houston Zoo has always held a special place in my heart. I went as a child; then I went as a Rice University
anthropology student to observe the primates and as an escape from the rigors of college studies. More recently, I returned as a mother to experience its wonders with my own young children. Of course, just like our skyline and everything else in Houston, it’s a lot bigger and better than it once was. I have maintained my membership for a very long time. If you haven’t been recently, make time for a visit soon.
BUFFALO BAYOU When I had more time, Buffalo Bayou used to be my favorite place to exercise. There is nothing more relaxing and beneficial for the mind than a walk along this historic waterway. If you get right down along the water, you’ll forget you are in the middle of the city. There are giant gar fish and turtles to watch and you might even see an alligator. Of course, the Rosemont Bridge spanning the bayou is the perfect spot for viewing the downtown skyline.
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EVENT BARK-WORTHY BIRTHDAY BASH WHERE FRIENDS FOR LIFE ANIMAL SHELTER
Margaret Morris, Meredith Wierick Photography by Roy Krisanto
Friends For Life, Houstonâ€™s fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization, celebrated pets, people and planet during the 11 Years of Saving Animals, 1 Year under Our Own Roof anniversary soiree. Two new giving opportunities were launched: the 365 Challenge, a monthly giving campaign to strengthen live-saving programs in the next 365 days at the shelter, and a donor wall to honor two- and four-legged friends in the halls of the shelter forever. In the crowd: Chris Deas, Chris Krug, Kent McLeod, Dyâ€™Lan Williams, Miwa Yamamoto and Daniel Meneses.
Gaby Quiroz, Jake Novark
Don Sanders with happy tenant
Casey Vaughan, Lorry Davis
Diego Fernandez, Mallory Moore, Laura Moore
Kim Hicks, Matt Miller
Rachel and Logan Collins
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BIRRAPORETTI'S 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 Sunday Brunch 10:30am-3pm | www.birrarestaurant.com
LUCILLE’S 5512 LaBranch. 713.568.2505 Sunday 10am-3pm | www.lucilleshouston.com
RAINBOW LODGE 2011 Ella Blvd. 713.861.8666 Sunday 10:30am-4pm | www.rainbow-lodge.com
RIO RANCH RESTAURANT 9999 Westheimer. 713.952.5000 Sunday 9am-2pm | www.rioranch.com
THE RAVEN GRILL 1916 Bissonnet. 713.521.2027 Sunday starts at 11am | www.theravengrill.com
AMÉRICAS RIVER OAKS 2040 West Gray. 832.200.1492 Sunday 10:30am-3pm | www.cordua.com/americas
BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 Sunday 11am-3pm | www.beavershouston.com
THE FEDERAL GRILL 510 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.7777 Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm | www.thefederalgrill.com
THE ORIGINAL NINFA’S ON NAVIGATION 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm | www.ninfas.com
BLACK FINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby St. 713.651.9550 Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm houston.blackfinnamericangrille.com
TINY’S N O. 5 | 36 36 Rice Blv Saturday d. 713.66 8am-3pm 4.0141 | Sunday www.tinyb 9am-2pm oxwoods.co m/tinys_n The de o5 lic
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RDG BAR ANNIE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 Sunday 11am-2:30pm | www.rdgbarannie.com RADICAL EATS 3903 Fulton. 713.697.8719 Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm | www.radicaleats.com RIOJA 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 Sunday starts at 11am | www.riojarestaurant.com TONY MANDOLA’S 1212 Waugh Dr. 713.528.3474 Sunday starts at 11am | www.tonymandolas.com THE UNION KITCHEN (both locations) Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm | www.theunionkitchen.com WILLIE G’S 1605 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.7190 Sunday starts at 11am | www.williegs.com J. BLACK’S 110 S. Heights Blvd. 713.862.7818 Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm | www.jblacks.com LAS VENTANAS 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 Sunday 11am-3pm | www.lasventanas.net
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PIATTO 11693 Westheimer Rd. 281.759.7500 Sunday 10:30am-2pm | www.piattoristorante.com TQLA 4601 Washington Ave. 281.501.3237 Sunday 10am-3pm | www.tqla.com THE BISTRO at the Lancaster Hotel 701 Texas St. 713.228.9500 Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm | www.thelancaster.com CAFÉ ON THE GREEN at the Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 Sunday 11am-2pm | www.omnihotels.com THE WOODLANDS: HUBBELL & HUDSON BISTRO 24 Waterway Ave. 281.203.5641 Saturday 11am-3pm & Sunday 9am-3pm |www.hubbellandhudson.com/bistro SUGAR LAND BLU 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324 Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm | www.blusugarland.com AURA BRASSERIE 15977 City Walk. 281.403.2872 Sunday 11am-2:30pm | www.aurabrasserie.com
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HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND | THE WOODLANDS
CINQ www.lacolombedor.com 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750
MAX’S WINE DIVE www.maxswinedive.com 4720 Washington. 713.880.8737
TRINITI www.trinitirestaurant.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090
NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations
CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196
MCCORMICK AND SCHMICK’S 3 Houston locations www.mccormickandschmicks.com
UNDERBELLY www.underbellyhouston.com 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9800
NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com
CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837
american 024 GRILLE www.024grille.com 945 Gessner Road. 281.501.4350 *17 | inside Hotel Alden 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.aldenhotels.com
51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com
DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com
DOWN HOUSE www.downhousehouston.com 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696
QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700
EDDIE V’S www.eddiev.com •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800
RDG www.rdgbarannie.com 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111
AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636
RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3951 San Felipe. 713.599.1960
AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com
FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com
ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 | www.cordua.com
HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101
BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218 BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440 CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848 CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com
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HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com
BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545
YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.461.9273
OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1302 Nance Street. 832.830.8592
AMERICAS www.cordua.com 4 Houston locations
BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328
NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181
WHICH WICH [dt. tunnel] •Pennzoil Place. 713.222.2999 •El Paso Energy Place. 713.658.9161 www.whichwich.com
DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com
GLASS WALL www.glasswalltherestaurant.com 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930
BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations
MR. PEEPLES [seafood & steakhouse] www.mrpeeples.com 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319
RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations SEASONS 52 www.seasons52.com NEW 4410 Westheimer. 713.621.5452 SHADE www.shadeheights.com 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com THE CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857
KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com
THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321
LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111
THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com
LIBERTY KITCHEN www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com 1050 Studewood St. 713.802.0533 LINE & LARIAT | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800 MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.2632 www.neimanmarcus.com
THE PASS & PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 www.passandprovisions.com
ZELKO BISTRO www.zelkobistro.com 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691
BLUE FISH SUSHI www.thebluefishsushi.com 550 Texas. 713.225.3474 EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815 FISH [sushi] www.fishhouston.com 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294 GORO & GUN [japanese+noodles] 306 Main. 832.708.6195 JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 3 Houston locations | www.noodlesrule.com KAM’S [chinese] www.kamscuisine.com 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057 KONA GRILL [japanese+american] 2 Houston locations | www.konagrill.com KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE www.lesgivrals.com 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300
SAVE THE DATE FOR HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2013. This year marks the 10th year anniversary of what started as a week-long fund raiser and is now a month-long food odyssey. Founded in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks raised over $1.22 million for the Houston Food Bank from the over 253,000 meals served at the 169 participating restaurants. The result: The 3.66 million meals provided for those who are food insecure made Houston Restaurant Weeks 2012 the largest single fundraising event for the Food Bank and the largest restaurant weeks of its kind in the United States. www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com
RA SUSHI www.rasushi.com • 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 • 799 Town & Country. 713.331.2792 RED PIER [asian fusion] www.theredpier.com 2704 Milam St. 713.807.7726 SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726 STRAITS [singaporean] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. 713.365.9922 | www.straitsrestaurants.com UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808 UPTOWN SUSHI www.uptown-sushi.com 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200
002food+drink RESTAURANT LISTINGS
2013 RESTAURANT WEEKS PARTICIPANTS
ZAKE www.zakesushi.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888
bar-b-que BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com GOODE COMPANY TX BARBECUE 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 www.goodecompany.com PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com
breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc. ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400
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ARAYA www.arayachocolate.com 2 Houston locations
DOUBLE TROUBLEE 3622 Main St.. 713.874.0096
AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER 3 Houston locations | www.avalondiner.com
DRY CREEK CAFÉ www.drycreekcafe.com 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313
BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042
EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282
BLACKSMITH 1018 Westheimer. 832.360.470
FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 www.fountain-view-cafe.com
BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993 CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com
FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.3835 www.fuelhealthbar.com HARRYS www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198 INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com
CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623 www.cedarcreek.squarespace.com
ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations | www.islandgrillhouston.com
COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700
KRAFTSMEN CAFE www.kraftsmencafe.com 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300
CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcakes.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283
MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 www.michaelscookiejar.com
D’AMICO’S www.damico-café.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400 DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319
MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com
ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com
THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com THE POPCORN BAR www.popcorn-bar.com 3829 Southwest Frwy. 713.621.7677 TINY BOXWOOD’S www.tinyboxwoods.com 2 Houston locations
RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226
L.A. BAR www.ragin-cajun.com 4302 A Richmond Ave. 713.335.2227
SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com
THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 2712 Blodgett St. 713.521.2920 www.thisisithouston.com
SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO 904 Westheimer. 713.942.9990 www.southsideespresso.com
TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations
SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929
ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations
SUGAR BABY’S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com
BISTRO LE CEP[french] www.bistro-lecep.com 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985
SWEET www.sweethouston.com 801 Town & Country. 713.647.9338
BRASSERIE 19 www.brasserie19.com 1962 W. Gray. 713.524.1919
TAFT STREET COFFEE 2115 Taft. 713.522.3533 www.taftstreetcoffee.org
BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net
THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com
CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.521.723
COSTA BRAVA BISTRO [spanish/french] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com ÉTOILE CUISINE [french] 1101-11 Uptown Park. 832.668.5808 www.etoilecuisine.com GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 PHILIPPE REST+LOUNGE [french] BLVD. Place. 713.439.1000 www.philippehouston.com PORTUGALLIA [portuguese] 12126 Westheimer. 281.497.8012 www.portugallia.com SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre-tx.com 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406 THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com
indian ASHIANA www.ashiana.cc 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555
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restaurant listings KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472
BATANGA www.batangahouston.com 908 Congress. 713.224.9500
PESCA www.pescaseafoodrestaurant.com 2015 West Gray. 713.522.1330
PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222
NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.narinsbombaybrasserie.com
BERRYHILL[texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com
PISTOLERO’S www.pistoleroshouston.com 1517 Westheimer. 281.974.3860
PIZARO’S www.pizarospizza.com 14028 Memorial Dr. 281.589.7277
BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com
RADICAL EATS [vegetarian mexican] 3903 Fulton St. 713.697.8719 www.radicaleats.com
REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA www.reginellis.com 12389 Kingsride Lane. 713.468.2727
PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022 SHIVA www.shivarestaurant.com 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753
italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com BIRRAPORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com
CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031
RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569
CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com
TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 2 Houston locations
CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations | www.cycloneanaya.com EL GRAN MALO [mex] www.elgranmalo.com 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405 EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306
TEXAS DE BRAZIL [brazilian] 822 Town & Country Blvd. 713.730.3013 www.texasdebrazil.com THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654
BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 2 Houston locations
EL PATIO [mex] www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410
CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612
EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations
COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260
EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com
CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969
DACAPO’S PASTRY CAFÉ 1141 E. 11th St. 713.869.9141 www.dacapospastrycafe.com
FREEB!RDS WORLD BURRITO 17 Houston locations | www.freebirds.com
NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square. 713.224.4976
RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com TONY MANDOLA’S www.tonymandolas.com 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3474 VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurants.com
latin 1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 2 Houston locations | www.1252tapasbar.com AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888 ARGENTINA CAFE www.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877
GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710 GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations LAS VENTANAS [mex] www.lasventanas.net 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 LATIN BITES CAFE [peru] 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 www.latinbitescafe.com LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 | www.luciosbyob.com MAJORCA [spanish] 207 Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com MARIA SELMA [mex] www.mariaselma.com 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 NINFA’S THE ORIGINAL www.ninfas.com 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175
WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com
THE WOODLANDS AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492
MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations
AMERIGO'S GRILLE [italian] www.amerigos.com 25250 Grogans Park Dr. 281.362.0808
MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720 PALM www.thepalm.com 6100 Westheimer Rd. 713.977.2544 PAPPAS BROS. www.pappasbros.com 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352 RUTH’S CHRIS www.ruthschris.com 5433 Westheimer Rd. 713.789.2333 SHULA’S Hyatt Hotel | www.donshula.com 1200 Louisiana St. 713.375.4777
SUGAR LAND AURA BRASSERIE www.aura-restaurant.com 15997 City Walk. 281.403.2872
BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324 PHOENICIA DELI [lebanese] 2 Houston locations | www.phoeniciafoods.com
TRADICAO [brazilian] 12000 Southwest Frwy. 281.277.9292 www.tradicaosteakhouse.com
FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations
BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com
PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations
TQLA www.tqla.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237
STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston locations
THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925
BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com
ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com
GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.patsygrimaldis.com
BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com
JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121
DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com
PERRY’S GRILL www.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727
FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656
PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com
PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com 4 Houston locations
RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704
BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061 BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993 CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com DIMASSI’S www.dimassisbuffet.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 Six Pines Drive. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 4526 Research Forest Dr. 281.203.5650 www.hubbellandhudson.com JASPER’S www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.6600 KITA [japanese] 24 Waterway Ave. 281.298.1888 LUCA & LEONARDO [italian] 20 Waterway Ave. 832.510.2110 www.lucaleonardo.com MASA’S SUSHI www.sushimasahouston.com 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688 SCHILLECI'S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.4242 www.schillecis.com SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net TOMMY BAHAMA www.tommybahama.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.292.6878 UNI SUSHI 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.7177
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002food+drink By Michael Cook
Photography by Daniel Ortiz
CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE
DOWNTOWN, NO FINER PLACE FOR SURE!
INALLY! AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT, HOUSTON’S DOWNTOWN IS SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE. OUR ADVICE, HEAD TO 308 MAIN STREET TO PAY A VISIT TO THE REJUVENATION’S MOST INTERESTING BAR, CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE. DOWNTOWN, WAITING FOR YOU TONIGHT!
Most. Interesting. Name. Ever. Interesting location too. 308 Bad News Bar offers a drink menu that is unique but approachable. There are twists Main Street is so interesting we actually were not sure which on classics, plain & simple classics and some, you guessed it, unique options as well. entry door it was. There it is [it’s the door to the left (south) of Bad News Bar says it themselves, right on the back of the menu, they ‘are simply here the Goro & Gun patio]. Open and head up the long dark stairto make you the drink that you want to have.’ Beer and wine are available too. case and enter through the door with the fox knocker. Serious So go downtown, things will be great when you’re downtown! Ok, cool points for the sparse but antique shop we will stop the singing now but Petula Clark knows what’s up. chic, which, yes, we did just make that style Downtown, it is the place to be. Personally, we decided it was offiup, but they have parlor couches/chairs and 308 Main Street 77002 cial when ‘super block’ started being regularly used to refer to a secchandeliers so we think it fits. A fantastic Second Floor! tion of establishments IN downtown! We suggest you head down wooden bar stands in front of a record playand explore the block (which so happens to surround Bad News er sitting amongst the vast selection of spirits. 4pm – 2am Bar) yourself. And while you are at it, stop in and thank good ol’ The bar, with plenty of seating, dominates the interior space. The 7 days a week Capt. Foxheart for going back to a place many of us had abandécor also includes a fox statue, as you can imagine. Also, we recdoned…downtown! ommend you…just listen to the music of the traffic in the city…while Twitter @ badnewsbar spending some time on the Bad News Bar balcony.
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CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE 308 Main, 2nd floor Twitter @badnewsbar CHAPEL SPIRITS 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com CHAR BAR 305 Travis. 713.222.8177 DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011 JET LOUNGE 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com LA CARAFE 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB 509 Main. 713.222.1033 www.mollyspubs.com PBR HOUSTON A COWBOY BAR 500 Texas St. 713.836.2277 www.pbrhouston.com
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PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR 1201 Fannin. 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com
RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com
RESERVE 101 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101 www.reserve101.com
ROXY 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.7699 www.clubroxy.com
SAM BAR | inside Alden Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.aldenhotels.com
THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181
SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR 534 Texas. 713.836.2279 www.sharkbartx.com SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537 THE DIRT 1209 Caroline. 713.651.3988 www.dirtbar.com TOC BAR 112 Travis. 713.224.4862 www.tocbar.net VENUE 719 Main. 713.236.8150 www.venuehouston.com
DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE
DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE 114 Gray. 713.526.3423 www.doublecrosshouston.com
SAINT DANE’S BAR 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com
CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.527.9101 CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com
WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com
FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com
STATUS 1410 Bell. 713.659.5400 www.statushouston.com
ETRO LOUNGE 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 www.etrolounge.com
WINETOPIA 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149 www.winetopiatx.com
GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com
THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 www.goodlifemidtown.com
GRAPPINO DI NINO 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 www.ninos-vincents.com
HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com
THE MAPLE LEAF 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com
GRIFF’S 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912 www.griffshouston.net
JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 www.junctionbarandgrill.com
THE MINK/THE BACKROOM 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com
GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com
KHON’S WINE 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775 www.khonsbar.com
WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com
J.R.’s 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519 www.jrsbarandgrill.com
KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501
LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342
midtown 13 CELSIUS 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 www.13celsius.com 3RD BAR 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282 www.reefhouston.com ADDIX HOUSTON 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.addixhouston.com BAR MUNICH 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 www.barmunich.com CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com
MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com
BELVEDERE 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 www.belvedereinfo.com
COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576
NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net
REMINGTON BAR St. Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.stregis.com/houston
CATBIRDS 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 www.catbirds.com
SHOT BAR 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000 www.shotbarhouston.com
COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com
PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3177 www.paparruchos.com
RICH’S 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606 www.richsnightlife.com
BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com
EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531
BAR 12•21 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 www.mortons.com
CHAMPP’S 1121 Uptown Park. 713.627.2333 www.champps.com
REPUBLIKA 2905 Travis. 713.498.9662
THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com
CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com DOGHOUSE TAVERN 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118 DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096
PROOF BAR+BAR 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com PUB FICTION 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 www.pubfiction.com RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com
611 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070 ABSINTHE 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 www.absinthelounge.com AGORA 1712 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 www.agorahouston.com ANVIL+REFUGE 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com BLUR BAR 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447 www.blurbar.com BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR 307 Fairview. 713.529.1099 www.barboheme.com BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500
MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 www.meteorhouston.com MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com ORANGE SPORTS BAR 1613 Richmond Ave. 832.675.9569 www.orangebar.net PJ’S SPORTS BAR 614 W. Gray. 713.520.1748 www.pjssportsbar.com POISON GIRL 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar
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2013 RESTAURANT WEEKS PARTICIPANTS HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE 12848 Queensbury Ln. 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com
ROEDER’S PUB 3116 S. Shepherd. 713.524.4994 www.roederspub.com
MARQUE 798 Sorella Court. 832.726.1930 www.marquehouston.com
SONOMA WINE BAR 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com SOUTH BEACH 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com
THE DERRICK TAVERN 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com
THE FLAT 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 www.barflathouston.com
VINE WINE ROOM 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com
THE HARP 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 www.theharphouston.com
YARD HOUSE 800 Sorella Court. 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com
THE NEXT DOOR 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712 THE STAG’S HEAD 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com VELVET MELVIN PUB 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798 ZIMM’S 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002 www.zimmsbar.com
museum district MONARCH LOUNGE 5701 Main. 713.527.1800 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com
outer loop 300 HOUSTON BOWLING 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.300houston.com DENIM BAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com FIREHOUSE SALOON 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com
rice village ARMADILLO PALACE 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com
MEZZANINE LOUNGE 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399 www.mezzaninelounge.com
BLOCK 7 WINE COMPANY 720 Shepherd Dr. 713.572.2565 www.block7wineco.com
BIG WOODROW’S 3111 Chimney Rock. 713.784.2653 www.bigwoodrows.com
MUGSY’S 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118 www.mugsyshouston.com
BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com
BLANCO’S 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.blancosbarandgrill.com
PHIL’S WINE LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.439.1000
BRIXX BAR 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811 www.brixxhouston.com
CAPONE’S 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com CRU 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 www.cruawinebar.com
ELAN 526 Waugh. 713.542.2973 www.elanhouston.net
LITTLE WOODROW’S 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com SIMONE ON SUNSET 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR www.18thbar.net 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800
ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com
BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com
BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com
KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858
360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com
BIG STAR BAR 1005 West 19th St. 281.501.9560 www.bigstarbar.com
DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com
HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com
LUMEN LOUNGE 5020 Kirby. 281.807.7567
BAKER STREET PUB 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com
BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691
LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com
1919 WINE & MIXOLOGY 2736 Virginia St.. 713.568.9197 www.1919wmb.com
ESTATE LOUNGE 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com ESTATE LOUNGE
THE HAY MERCHANT 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com
THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com
river oaks+kirby MARQUE
RUDYARD’S 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521 www.rudyardspub.com
THE GINGER MAN 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com
RED LION PUB 2316 S. Shepherd. 713.782.3030 www.redlionhouston.com
KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LA VIE LOUNGE 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087 LIZZARD’S PUB 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610
RON’S PUB 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820 www.ronspub.com
CRISP www.crisphouston.com 2220 Bevis. 713.360.0222
SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713.524.2441 www.saintgen.com
D & T DRIVE INN 1307 Enid. 713.868.6165 www.danddtdriveinn.com
SAM’S BOAT 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628 www.samsboat.com
DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com
SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 www.spotlightkaraoke.com
DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 www.downhousehouston.com
STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com
EI8TH 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467 www.ei8thouston.com
THE BAR Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200
FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com
THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 THE OAK BAR 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9198 www.theoakbar.net THE RAILYARD 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com
FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com
HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 832.704.8964 www.hugheshangar.com KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.861.2653 www.littlewoodrows.com MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com ROOSEVELT 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 www.rooseveltbar.com TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.426.1105 www.tapshouseofbeer.com THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300 UNDERDOGS PUB 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com WOODROWS HEIGHTS 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.woodrowsheights.com
warehouse district LUCKY’S PUB 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 www.luckyspub.com THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 WAREHOUSE LIVE 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com
UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010
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AS IF CHOOSING FROM THE 5,000+ RESTAURANTS WASN’T A DAUNTING ENOUGH TASK IN THE SPACE CITY. NOW ADD THAT HOUSTON’S RESTAURANTS, BARS AND CHEF’S HAVE BEEN ON THE NATIONAL RADAR THE LAST YEAR IN A MASSIVE WAY. GOOD LUCK FIGURING OUT WHERE TO EAT OR DRINK TONIGHT. HERE ARE A FEW THAT WOULD BE HAPPY TO HOST YOU.
Burgers, Brews & Brunch Every Monday, Burgers & Fries $8 All Day/All Night, $3 Drafts after 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch, 10am–2:30pm $10 Mimosa & Sangria Pitchers
Mini Sweets Macarons, Cake Balls, Mini Cupcakes, Frozen Custard, Cookies + More Custom Orders Are Welcome!
519 Shepherd Dr. | Houston, TX 77007 713.861.2233 | brcgastropub.com facebook.com/BRCgastropub
2700 W. Alabama Houston, TX 77098 713.520.7007 petitesweetshouston.com facebook.com/petitesweetshouston
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Regional Seafood, Oyster Bar & American Comfort Food Every Wednesday, Dixie Fried Chicken; Every Thursday, Whole Roasted BBQ Pig Every Saturday & Sunday, Breakfast 8am-2:30pm
1050 Studewood Houston, TX 77008 713.802.0533 libertykitchenoysterbar.com facebook.com/LibertyKitchen 30. august 13 | www.002mag.com
Coming Summer 2013 Regional Seafood, Oyster Bar & American Comfort Food
4224 San Felipe St. Houston, TX 77027 libertykitchenoysterette.com facebook.com/libertykitchenoysterette
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ARCODORO Giancarlo is always searching for the freshest, seasonal ingredients to prepare in true Mediterranean fashion. A native Italian, he creates daily dishes of treasures from the sea, bounty from the garden and the best of the terra. Experience Italy...the Sardinian way!
A LEADER IN INNOVATIVE BRANDS, BEAM GLOBAL. WWW.BEAMGLOBAL.COM
5000 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77056 713.621.6888 www.arcodoro.com Gourmet Sardinia www.gourmetsardinia.com
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ARTURO BOADA CUISINE Houston Best Neighborhood Restaurant in 2012! This vibrant gem is located off Voss Road at Del Monte. The neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The woodburning oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our homemade desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brûlée. The hand-picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests. OPEN LUNCH TUE – SAT / DINNER TUE – SUN
6510 Del Monte Dr. 713.782.3011 Boadacuisine.com
TILA’S RESTAURANTE & BAR COMING SOON TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU! Monday - Thursday, 11am - 11pm Friday & Saturday, 11am - Midnight Sunday, 10am - 11pm
1111 S. Shepherd “On the Curve” Houston, TX 77019 713.522.7654 www.tilas.com
CHOPPING BLOCK GOURMET BURGERS People eat burgers all the time, however, they are just that – burgers. There is something missing: the need for a truly satisfying and innovative burger, something not-sobasic but something extraordinarily good, something affordable and fresh, a place that you, as a true burger lover, could call your own and feel pride in recommending to your family and friends. Our proprietary beef mixed burgers are seasoned to order, using our fresh, never frozen beef. Whether you choose just a burger, or decide to try one of our masterfully designed signature burgers on freshly baked artisan buns with a variety of cheeses and toppings, you will be amazed with your choice and your taste buds will thank you.
5317 Washington Ave., | Suite B, Houston, TX 77007 832.804.9969 | Open: Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm | Sun: 12pm-9pm @ChoppingBlockTX | facebook.com/choppingblocktx
BATANGA This Latin American tapas restaurant featuring live Latin music most nights is breathing new and exciting life into Downtown. The restaurant and huge patio draw a lively crowd and are the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, brunch or drinks. Plus – Express Lunch specials on weekdays, Happy Hour 3-7pm weekdays and Sunday Pig Roast with 50% off bottles of wine all day!
“Next time – and there will definitely be a next time – I plan to come on a Friday or Saturday night with a group, so we can sample even more of the menu. I’m told that Batanga’s chef, Ben McPherson, spent several months in Spain, so I’m dying to try his Spanish paella.” –Mia Pham’s review for 002houston magazine ADVERTORIAL
908 Congress @ Travis Houston, TX 77002 713.224.9500 www.batangahouston.com
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L.A. BAR Dominic B. Mandola’s new concept feels like you’re stepping through a door down in the warehouse district of New Orleans. From the Old World brick bar accented by mahogany wood trim to the casual grace of dimly lit chandeliers, L. Bar is a full-service restaurant offering an Old New Orleans-style dining experience. Contemporary Creole cuisine shines with dishes like Char-Grilled Oysters (a New Orleans tradition) and Shrimp Creole, Seafood LaFourche Pasta, New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Wedge Salad and homemade NOLA Beignets. Come in, relax with a cold one or your favorite cocktail and enjoy our Happy Hour Menu!
Open for Lunch & Dinner – Tuesday–Sunday 4302 A Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77027 713.335.2227 | www.ragin-cajun.com
Ruggles Green, locally owned and operated, serves local, all-natural and organic menu items and specializes in gluten-free and vegetarian options all in a family-friendly atmosphere. It offers fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, pizzas and pastas, as well as organic and biodynamic wine and beer. With 4 locations in and around the Houston area, Ruggles Green is poised to be the greenest restaurant in the United States by the end of the year. The newest location in the Heights uses 100% renewable energy power, has a 2.5kW solar array (solar powered), uses 100% energy-efficient LED lighting inside and out, and provides free electric car charging in the parking lot. Ruggles Green reduces its overall impact to the environment with waste (recycling) and water reduction procedures.
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THEO’S RESTAURANT Voted Houston’s best late night dining. Authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, continental favorites and breakfast. Full bar. Open till 4am every day. Banquet hall, weddings, private parties and corporate events. www.theoshouston.com
According to NPR, one out of three people on the Greek island of Icaria lives into their 90s by eating olive oil, fruits, veggies and drinking herbal tea. Look to online retailer Theo’s Market for imported Greek and Greekinspired specialty foods and wine. We invite you to shop online for all your favorite wines, gourmet foods and gift baskets that you have come to know and love! And although we can’t give you that Greek island, if you order today we can give you free shipping on orders over $100. www.theosmarket.com
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BLU RESTAURANT | LOUNGE Eating at BLU is like taking a journey to another country because the flavors are so authentic. Our Executive Chef Junnajet Hurapan, a native of Bangkok, Thailand, won the “Best of the Best” Chef Award from Excellent Culinary, now a part of the American Culinary Institute. He now represents a major coup for the Houston culinary scene. Jira Hurapan, Chef “Jett’s” wife, is the pastry chef at BLU. Chef Jett and Pastry Chef Jira prepare everything in-house from scratch and only with the freshest ingredients.
2248 Texas Dr. Sugar Land 281.903.7324 www.blusugarland.com
Araya Artisan Chocolate is honored to have been selected as a finalist at the International Chocolate Award 2013 in New York City! Indulge your senses with the aroma and taste of our handcrafted creations, from over 30 flavors of chocolate and 10 flavors of French macarons, at any of our three locations: Uptown Park Mall, 1141 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056 River Oaks Shopping Center, 2013 W. Gray St., Houston, TX 77019 Katy Area, 1575 W. Grand Parkway S., Suite 1000, Katy, TX 77494 Mention 002 for 20% off your purchase. Araya Artisan Chocolate 832.967.7935 www.arayachocolate.com
PRODUCTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT: Central Market in Houston-San Antonio-Austin-Dallas Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Downtown + Westheimer locations Liebman’s Wine and Fine Food, 14529 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 34. august 13 | www.002mag.com
Located in the heart of the museum district, The Chelsea Grill offers menu items such as the hearty Chelsea Fried Chicken, Parmesan Truffle Fries & our famous Sweet Potato Wontons. We are known for our Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring our buffet for $18.95. Whether enjoying a craft beer at the bar, or grabbing a quick bite to eat on the patio, The Chelsea Grill is your go-to stop for reconsidered American-esque eats and drinks.
We are located at 4621 Montrose Blvd. 77006 713.942.9857 www.chelseagrill.com
ARAYA ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
EL REY We offer healthy, nutritious and authentic Cuban and Mexican cuisine, prepared in our kitchens daily, using only the freshest raw ingredients. We are conveniently located throughout Houston and its surrounding areas, and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At El Rey, we always use the finest ingredients when creating our made-fresh-daily menus. Our kitchens use time-honored recipes and classic, authentic methods to prepare some of the tastiest, most delicious meals from Mexico and Cuba you’ll ever experience. El Rey is dedicated to giving you the best-quality service and food, through our restaurants and catering services. Come experience Mexican and Cuban Cuisine the way it’s supposed to be – For the Love of the Flavor!
Houston Heights 3330 Ella @ 34th Street 713.263.0659 Washington Corridor 910 Shepherd @ Washington 713.802.9145 Spring Branch 9742 Katy Frwy. @ Bunker Hill | 832.358.8100 Copperfield Hwy. 6 North @ West Rd. | 281.345.8088 www.elreytaqueria.com / www.elreycatering.com
THE QUEEN VIC PUB & KITCHEN “KEEP CALM & DINE ON” Lunch Tue-Fri | Curry’s | Cocktails | Craft Beer
2712 Richmond Houston, TX 77098 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com Twitter: @queenvicpubtx Brought to you by Rishi Hospitality
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After 15 years living abroad in China, Houston-born Matt Trusch chose his hometown to initiate the U.S. launch of an ultra premium Chinese spirit brand called byejoe spirit of china, pioneering a modern revolution in Asian-Fusion mixology. byejoe is artfully distilled in the East using the finest red sorghum, and skillfully refined and filtered in the West using revolutionary patented technology. The result is an alluring, ultra premium spirit that’s smooth and sophisticated for contemporary tastes.
BEVERAGE BELOVED BY BILLIONS byejoe is a reinvention of the ancient Chinese white spirit called “baijiu.” Despite its vast consumption in China, which makes “baijiu” the #1 most consumed spirit category on the planet, “baijiu” is virtually unknown in the U.S., until now. IMPORTED, ULTRA PREMIUM, ORIGINAL, SMALL BATCH The essence of byejoe is hand-crafted in China by local artisans from the finest naturally-gluten-free red sorghum grain and imported in small batches to the U.S., where it then goes through a special patented filtration process that uses oxidation and ultrasound to clean, round and smooth the distillate, resulting in a refined, ultra premium spirit. DOUBLE GOLD WINNER This innovative spirit has been well received by the industry, winning top awards in U.S. and international spirits competitions, including DOUBLE GOLD at the 2013 San Francisco
World Spirits Competition, and EXCELLENT / HIGHLY RECOMMENDED at the 2013 New York Ultimate Spirits Challenge where judges described byejoe as having, “crisp aromas of pear, red apple, and honeysuckle.” MIX IT UP byejoe is very mixable and versatile, and is quickly being adopted by discerning consumers. byejoe can be enjoyed in its signature cocktail – the byejoe original Chinese lychee martini, as well as other exotic fusion cocktails such as the Chinese mojito, Chinese caipirinha, China mule and Saint Joe. Enjoy byejoe as you like it – on the rocks, in shots, or your favorite fusion cocktails and get ready to experience the new spirit of china. FIND BYEJOE Find byejoe red at SPEC’S, Hotel Zaza, Gigi’s Bistro, Up, Uptown Sushi, Kata Robata and 50 other top Asian Fusion accounts. Texans will soon get a taste of byejoe dragon fire, the original byejoe spirit infused with dragon fruit, lychee and hot chilis.
HOUSTON NATIVE BRINGS CHINESE SPIRIT HOME
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MR. PEEPLES Food & Drink
SWEET OPORTO FOOD AND WINE BAR “Europe without the Passport” Est. 2006
3833 Richmond Houston, TX 77027 713.621.1114 www.oporto.us Twitter: portowino Brought to you by Rishi Hospitality.
SWEET offers an urban refuge for all things authentically hand-made. Striving to be local, SWEET carries Greenway coffee freshly roasted and ground; milk from a central Texas, family-run farm, Mill-King Market; and ice cream from Houston's best creamery, Cloud 10. We bake from scratch – natural ingredients and never artificial. Fulfill a caffeine fix while pleasing your sweet tooth with freshly made French macaroons, cupcakes, cookies and cake balls. SWEET is proud to support green initiatives by carrying recycled packaging and cups, baking with unbleached cupcake liners and furnishing the storefront with recycled and/or refurbished goods. Open early mornings to late nights. We love catering corporate events, special parties and weddings and can take care of all your macaroon, cupcake and simple cake needs! Life is short… make it SWEET.
CityCentre Houston 801 Town & Country Blvd. #A120 | Houston, TX 77024 713.64.SWEET (79338) | www.sweethouston.com
Mr. Peeples is a modern seafood and steak restaurant that provides a unique experience with unmatched culinary design, superior service, energetic style and intimate elegance. Delicately designed by Carlos Castroparedes, the restaurant is infused with graffiti by local artist James Perez, is accented with vibrant floral arrangements and includes a lively outdoor patio. Four massive and enchanting chandeliers cast colored light onto gold and crimson walls. A luxurious wine tower, lit and encased within glass walls, extends through the ceiling into the second floor and houses hundreds of selections. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Chefs Pedro Silva, Angel Rios, Rick Guerrero and Johnny Wesley bring a distinctive menu of delectable dishes. The menu includes land selections such as the 16oz New York Strip and the Lamb Rack, sea selections such as Basil Crusted Salmon and Chilean Sea Bass, and a sinful dessert menu.
1911 Bagby Street Houston, TX 77002 713.652.0711 www.mrpeeples.com
HUBBELL & HUDSON BISTRO The concept behind our progressive, new American Bistro is simple. Combine the world-class talent of our Executive Chef Austin Simmons with an endless supply of top-quality ingredients. The result is an innovative menu that can change as quickly as new deliveries of in-season inspiration arrive! In addition to the finest all-natural meats and produce, Executive Chef Austin Simmons personally sources our seafood, which is sustainably fished and flown in daily to ensure we are preserving our oceans for the future while serving the freshest seafood possible. Pair that with the expert knowledge of our wine sommelier and you will soon realize you have stumbled upon something uniquely spectacular. Whether you are seeking the comfort of an upscale neighborhood eatery or a sophisticated fine dining experience, Hubbell & Hudson Bistro is the perfect place to gather with family and friends for any occasion.
24 Waterway Ave. The Woodlands, TX 77380 281.203.5641 www.hubbellandhudson.com 36. august 13 | www.002mag.com
OOH LA LA With three locations in the Houston area, Ooh La La Dessert Boutique offers fresh, made-from-scratch desserts, including award-winning jumbo cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, macarons and more, all carefully crafted by pastry chef and native Texan Vanessa O’Donnell. You’ll find all the usual sugary suspects at all locations, but there’s also a smoothie shop, coffee bar and free wi-fi at the flagship café at 23920 Westheimer Parkway in Katy. There, you can dine in, carry out or, yes, even drive thru! The second location at 20155 Park Row in Katy is a one-stop, come-and-go sweet shop that also serves as the bakery’s baking hub. The third Ooh La La, at Town & Country Village at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway North in Houston, also features a wraparound patio, coffee bar, milkshake bar and locally sourced gelato.
For more information, visit oohlalasweets.com. Subscribe to Ooh La La’s newsletter and receive a FREE cupcake just for signing up, and another whenever your birthday rolls around.
GREEN SEED VEGAN Green Seed Vegan is serving up local plant based cuisine for all who have pondered on the thought of “eating clean.” Folks who are curious as to what vegans eat, or simply those who would love to grant their digestive organs a long overdue vacation, and would prefer their meal liquid à la 16oz. Maybe you are just ecstatic the vegan gods have answered your prayers and Houston finally has real vegan food (anti tofu zone). Join us and taste the rainbow of locally grown fruits and vegetables, nutritious gluten-free super foods, and while you are at it, grab a fresh pressed raw juice from our elixir bar.
4320 Almeda Houston, TX 77004 713.487.8346 | greenseedvegan.com
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FOR ART’S SAKE | FRESH ARTS | MUSEUM DISTRICT | EXHIBITS | RECORDING
Feast: RADICAL HOSPITALITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART OPENS SEPTEMBER 7
HE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON’S BLAFFER ART MUSEUM HOSTS QUITE THE FEAST NEXT MONTH, IN AN EXHIBITION DEFINING AN IMPORTANT NEW CATEGORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTIC PRACTICE – THE ARTIST-ORCHESTRATED MEAL. Artist-orchestrated meals often invite the participation of a wide range of publics and can offer a radical form of hospitality that punctures everyday experience, using food as a means to spark encounters and perceptions that aren’t otherwise
Michael Rakowitz, Enemy Kitchen (Food Truck), 2012, Food truck and Iraqi cuisine served by US veterans on paper replicas of Saddam Hussein’s china. Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects.
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Bonnie Sherk, Public Lunch, 1971, Photographic documentation of performance at the San Francisco Zoo. Courtesy of the artist.
possible. Feast features more than 25 artists through two interrelated components: a gallery presentation and participatory, performative projects. Together, these will be mutually enriching, with new commissions and new iterations of performances. Highlights include Ana Prvacki’s The Greeting Committee (2011-present). Museum staff, UH staff and students welcome Blaffer visitors with a spoonful of Serbian slatko, a sweet strawberry preserve served to guests as a traditional gesture of hospitality. Sonja Alhäuser will work with students in the Conrad R. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant
Ayman Ramadan, still from Iftar, 2004, single-channel video with sound. Courtesy of the artist.
Management to present an elaborate buffet and catering performance based on one of her ornate recipe drawings. And, in Lee Mingwei’s renowned work The Dining Project (1997-present), three guests, chosen by lottery, will have the opportunity to dine one-on-one with the artist after hours in the museum, seated within his elegant sculptural installation. www.blafferartmuseum.org Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art is organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago .
Sonja Alhäuser, Flying Feast, 2012. Catering performance with butter sculptures, marzipan sculptures, various foods, miniature watercolors at the Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. Courtesy of the artist.
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O THE THERMOSTAT CONTINUES TO RISE AND POLITICS IN AUSTIN ARE Asakura GETTING HAIRY, BUT DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU FROM COMING OUT TO EXPERIENCE WHAT HOUSTON HAS TO OFFER! FROM PERFORMANCES OF DAWN KING’S FOXFINDER AT MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER TO HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT’S EXHIBITION OF THEIR CURRENT – AND AMAZING – ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, SUMMER IN THE CITY IS SWINGING DESPITE THE ODDS. Bardon and presents all the visual richness of Argentine art through diverse media. Spring Street Studios, #101 (1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007). FREE.
IN RESIDENCE Center for Contemporary Craft Opening Reception: August 2 @ 5:30pm Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents In Residence, an exhibition of work created by HCCC’s 2012 artists in residence: Tarina Frank, Chanda Glendinning, Susan Fletcher King, Jessica Kreutter, Susannah Mira, Jaydan Moore, Robert Thomas Mullen and Rachelle Vasquez. HCCC (4848 Main Street). FREE. www.crafthouston.org
FOXFINDER Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company August 16-31 @ 8pm, Preview August 15 Foxfinder, a thriller set in a time that is 1984 meets The Crucible, is a gripping, unsettling and darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility. Directed by Matt Huff and starring Patricia Duran, Michelle Edwards, Bobby Haworth and Kevin Lusignillo. Spring Street Studios, #101 (1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007). $12 to $25. www.mildredsumbrella.com
ARGENTINE ART IN HOUSTON Spring Street Studios Opening Reception: August 22 @ 6pm (on view thru 8/29) Argentine Art in Houston is a one-week exhibition of 16 contemporary and emerging artists showing more than 50 works from Argentina. The exhibition is curated by Andres
ROBERT BOSWELL AND JAMES McBRIDE READING Inprint | August 26 @ 7:30pm Inprint kicks off the 33rd season of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series with novelists Robert Boswell and James McBride. Boswell will read from his seventh novel, Tumbledown. McBride will read from his new novel, The Good Lord Bird. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002). $5. www.inprinthouston.org
NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY I CAN’T LOOK THE SAME AS I DID YESTERDAY Lisa Harris, Soprano | Opening Reception: August 29 @ 6:00pm Fresh Arts presents Lisa Harris’ No Matter How Photography by Rory Pabon Hard I Try I Can’t Look The Same As I Did Yesterday. Through live vocal performance, video projection and photography, this part-fiction, part-autobiographical performative installation explores the unique experience of being a child entertainer and the commodification of self. Fresh Arts (2101 Winter Street Studios, #B11, Houston, TX 77007). FREE. www.fresharts.org
8 SEASONS | MERCURY: THE ORCHESTRA REDEFINED Ticketed show August 29 @ 8pm – University of Houston, Clear Lake Free show August 31 @ 8pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre Everyone applauds Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, but have you heard a different kind of rhythm to the Seasons – a sultry tango twist? This delightful program features the works of both Vivaldi and Argentine composer Piazzolla. Antoine Plante, Conductor. FREE. www.mercuryhouston.org august 13 | www.002mag.com .39
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1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org Late Surrealism, on view thru August 25. Surrealism was an artistic and literary movement that began in the early twentieth century. Centered in Paris and interested in imaginary images, juxtaposition, chance and the expression of the subconscious, it can be characterized as a retreat from the rational and an inquiry into the mysterious depths of the psyche. This exhibition explores the works that came out of this interchange, showcasing paintings and drawings by artists such as Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky as a means of demonstrating the enduring importance of Surrealism into the mid-twentieth century. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org 31st Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, on view thru August 25. Marking the 31st year of HCP’s Juried Membership Exhibition, 34 member artists were chosen to have their works displayed in the HCP Gallery. One of the most diverse exhibitions of the year, the exhibition highlights the photographs of its national and international members. 3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org Summer Sounds: Celebrate Cuba with El Rectorado del Son, August 15. El Rectorado del Son is a group of talented Houstonians who perform traditional Son Cubano, a style of music which originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Their repertoire mainly comprises styles of this era in Cuba including son bolero, chachachá and son montuno. 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org The Tool at Hand, on view thru September 8, is an exhibition that puts the skill and creativity of some of the most talented names in the contemporary art world to the test and brings together artworks resulting from an unusual and slightly eccentric experiment. It features a variety of creative and witty artworks presented together with images of the tools used to craft them and a short explanatory video produced by each artist. 5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org Now, What Was There? On view August 23. Cary Reeder’s paintings focus on vanishing historic 1920s bungalows, using these physical structures to explore the themes of loss and secrecy. Reeder’s own home and neighborhood have been the inspiration for this series. Rather than portraying charm and nostalgia, Reeder brings the soul of these houses onto the canvas with an aim to reveal more than simply a structure but to pique the viewer’s curiosity into the stories that lie within. 6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com This museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry were nick-named “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery.
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7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, on view thru October 27, features 58 photographs revealing the war as presented through the lens of the most important Soviet photojournalists. Printed over six decades, the collection highlights works by Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma and Dmitrii Baltermants, among others, from the dawn of the Soviet era and throughout the Great Patriotic War, also known as the war’s Eastern Front. 8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org Summer of Epic Adventure, open thru September 2. Summer has taken on epic proportions! Superheroes will come to train during the Summer of Epic Adventure at the Children’s Museum of Houston. The Museum will power up and transform into The League – an elite, superhero training institute complete with superhero teachers, action-packed activities, character appearances and extraordinary events, so that YOU (the superhero trainee) can beat boredom and all that stands against summer fun! 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org Eat Well, Play Well, on view thru September 2. What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Visitors will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, a new exhibit featuring text in English and Spanish. Nine highly interactive areas encourage healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo is staying open late on select dates in August so you can enjoy the cooler evening weather! Introducing Cool Nights Fridays, August 2, 9, 16 and 23, when the Zoo will be open until 8:30pm. Bring your family and enjoy the animals, music and kid-friendly activities, too. Regular Zoo admission applies. Cool Nights is FREE for Zoo Members.
5 12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org Unwoven Light by Soo Sunny Park, on view thru August 30. Her light-filled installations are simultaneously visceral and immaterial. They encourage viewers to explore the sensual effects of light and shadow, geometry, the natural landscape and the wonders of physics. This installation will be a suspended, undulating structure made from shaped sections of chain link fencing. Within the chain link cells thousands of iridescent acrylic Plexiglas shapes will reflect and refract both natural and artificial light. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org Self, Model, and Self as Other, on view thru September 29. Artists have created portraits of themselves since ancient times, and during the Renaissance the self-portrait became a strong genre within art. Artists and photographers alike have found themselves to be their own most inexpensive and readily available model. As this exhibition illustrates, photographic self-portraits reveal different innovative approaches to the genre. Self, Model, and Self as Other highlights about 50 self-portraits – spanning more than a century – from the MFAH photography collection. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org Graphic Design – Now In Production, on view thru September 29. This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically
10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org Nautilus Live! Journey to the ocean floor in real-time, exclusively at the Burke Baker Planetarium, on view through November 2013. The 211-foot exploration vessel Nautilus is exploring the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, mapping the geological, biological, archaeological and chemical aspects of these regions to an astonishing depth of approximately 2,000 meters. The ship and its Remote Operating Vehicles (ROVs) will explore the ocean floor, looking for effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. At every stop on this adventure, planetarium audiences will have the opportunity to ask researchers on the ship questions about discoveries the Nautilus is making. It’s a chance to participate in a science expedition and to explore the ocean floor. We will be connected to the Nautilus twice a day — at the 1:00-1:30 program and at the 3:00-3:30 program.
Dr. Carolyn Sumner | Vice President for Astronomy and Physics | Houston Museum of Natural Science
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15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org Annual HSPVA Show , on view thru August 30. The Jung Center is again pleased to present a juried show of the best of Houston’s exciting young artists from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. This exhibit is alive and new, innovative and full of fun. This exhibit celebrates the Center’s commitment to education and youth. It is organized by generous parent volunteers and juried by arts professionals Emily Link from Lawndale Art Center and Clint Willour from the Galveston Art Center. 16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org The Czech Center Museum Houston works to preserve, record and celebrate the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia.
over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. This exhibit explores design-driven magazines, newspapers, books and posters as well as branding programs for corporations, subcultures and nations. It also showcases a series of developments over the past decade, such as the entrepreneurial nature of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of titling sequences for film and television; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives
17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org Explore animal habitats in the Interactive Climate Zone, touch a tornado, learn how to make your own hurricane preparedness kit and be a weather reporter for WRC-TV. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org Universe Is Flux: The Art of Tawara Yûsaku, on view thru September 15. This exhibit is the first large-scale exhibition in this country of the famed Japanese artist’s paintings. It presents an artist whose evocative gestural paintings convey the world as unstable and constantly changing. Highlights of the exhibition include several renditions of the character “ichi,” which means “one” in Japanese.
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EXHIBITS EMAIL US AT PIXIE@002MAG.COM
ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 Opens August 3, Dining In: An Artful Experience AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369 ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Thru August 31, Alone Together by Lillian Warren ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Opens August 3, Wood You Believe It! by Paula Haymond ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Thru August 31, Going My Way, ArtHouston 2013 group exhibit
1. barbara davis gallery 2. thornwood gallery
COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org | 1413 Holman 713.523.1616 DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 320 Detering 713.542.3802 Thru August 24, Ratio, group exhibit
DIMMITT CONTEMPORARY ART www.dimmittcontemporaryart.com 2525 Robinhood St. 281.468.6569 DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 4102 Fannin, Suite 200. 713.223.8346 Thru August 17, L’espirit de l’escalier D. M. ALLISON ART www.dmallisonart.com 2709 Colquitt 832.607.4378 Thru August 24, Jenny Meyer FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522 G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842
BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 Thru September 7, 6th Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Art Fair
GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547
CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 832.429.6867
MUSEUMS OF NOTE
DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru August 24, Works by Mark Dell'Isola
BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 2500 Summer St. 713.576.6954
CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.228.3848
GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 THE GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311 GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.869.7847
GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 H GALLERY www.hgallery.org 617 W. 19th 713.456.9513
INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800
HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 Thru September 30, Untitled: A Series of Photography Art
KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175 LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700
HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600 HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY www.hirambutler.com 4520 Blossom St. 713.863.7097 Thru August 31, Paintings by David Hutchinson HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru August 17, Life Beyond Still by William Kelly Bailey
HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800
M2 GALLERY www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070 McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988 Thru August 24, Chromaticism by Rob Reasoner McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Thru August 17, Indo Mix by Murielle White MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1903 Spring St. #109, 713.259.9226
1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940
HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912
ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2402 Munger St. 713.926.6368
ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526
HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526
PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662
BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blafferartmuseum.org 120 Fine Arts Building 713.743.9521 Coming September 6, Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art
MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652
STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900
GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org 2501 Market St. 409.763.2403
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MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu/MuseumOfSouthernHistory 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM www.umusetsu.org 3100 Cleburne Ave. 713.313.7145
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STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com | 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900 Call It Street Art, Call It Fine Art, Call It What You Know, on view thru August 25, features 21 graffiti and mural artists recognized for their work in public spaces across Houston. Their art reflects the politics of claiming access to the city environment. Most of the artists are self-taught. They exhibit the moral dignity and the mastery of an art that lies outside the academic and commercial tradition of fine art. In other words, because they are free of the conventions of the commercial gallery system and the university, they are able to develop visual ideas and forms in new, powerfully energetic ways. Their work is a measure of the raw creativity of the community, and their subject matter deals with issues that are both personal and of general interest to an extremely diverse multicultural community.
Kari Steele, Assistant Director
MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671
RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836
MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803
S & T ART & DESIGN www.sandtartanddesign.com 2424 Sawyer Heights 832.413.2902
MONTROSE ART SOCIETY www.montroseartsociety.com 4715 Main St. 713.316.0402 MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Thru August 10, PrintHouston & ArtHouston 2013: Editioned Prints and Multiples, group exhibit MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 281.497.8009 NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 832.830.8778 NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. Suite A 713.528.0664 Oâ€™KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St. @ UHD 713.221.8042 PARKERSON GALLERY www.parkersongallery.com 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337 REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 2311 Westheimer 713.582.1265
SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 1506 W. Alabama 713.529.1313 SPACE125 GALLERY www.haatx.com 3201 Allen Parkway 713.527.9330 SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.springstreetstudios.info 1824 Spring St. 713.862.0082 TALENTO BILINGUE www.tbhcenter.org 333 S. Jensen Dr. 713.222.1213 THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278 Thru August 31, ArtHouston 2013, group exhibit VAUGHAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY www.vaughanchristopher.com 1217 S. Shepherd 713.533.0816 WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Thru August 24, Massive Silence by Raphaelle Goethals and Phillip Vigil WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Opens August 6, Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082 XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846
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EVENT ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, NEVER A BRIDE WHERE RIENZI
Guests arrived wearing their former bridal gowns or bridesmaidâ€™s dresses in honor of The Wedding Dress exhibition on view at Rienzi, which celebrates the history of the Masterson family and their former home through the story of a beloved heirloom â€” a wedding dress. Partygoers gathered poolside where they enjoyed refreshing cocktails, wedding cake and, yes, plenty of wedding stories. In the crowd: Emily Tucker, Wendy Loch, Elaine and Solomon Shein and Katherine Howe.
Emily Knochel, Deborah Horwitz
Lisa Brouilette, Monna Tolbert Claire Petree, Katy Schawe
Marisa Peschel, Cotti Villagomez, Naomi Duke
Caroline Cole, Lori Paredes Elizabeth Suffield, Victoria Ridgway, Meredith Allison
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Amelia Johnson, Katie Hamman
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CHRISTIAN KIDD OF THE HATES
Interview by Lance Scott Walker
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
F YOU’VE SPENT ANY TIME AT ALL AROUND HOUSTON’S PUNK SCENE, YOU’VE PROBABLY CAUGHT A SET BY THE HATES. CHRISTIAN KIDD STARTED THE BAND IN 1978 AND HAS KEPT IT ALIVE ALL THESE YEARS THROUGH NUMEROUS LINEUPS, THE MOST RECENT OF WHICH INCLUDES DRUMMER BRUCE COURTNEY (WHO PLAYED IN THE BAND FOR A SPELL BACK IN 1984 BUT HADN’T PLAYED WITH THEM SINCE) AND BASSIST MICHAEL DAUZAT. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE HATES ONSTAGE, CHANCES STILL HAVE IT YOU HAVE CAUGHT SIGHT OF KIDD’S FAMOUS MOHAWK, WHICH HAS HELPED MAKE HIM A HOUSTON ICON AS HE MAKES AROUND HOUSTON ON HIS SCOOTER. THE NEWEST RECORD BY THE HATES IS CALLED SHANK AND WILL BE RELEASED THIS MONTH.
WAS IT EASY EARLY ON, WHEN YOU GUYS FIRST STARTED OUT, 1977, 1978, TO GET SHOWS IN HOUSTON? WHEN DID THE ISLAND OPEN UP? It opened up in ’79. Our first gig was as the Guyana Boys Choir, and we played at this place called the Masonic Temple downtown. On the corner of Texas and – I forget what the other street is, but it’s actually one block north of the Houston House – and it was with Clifton Chenier. THE KING OF ZYDECO! Yeah! This guy got us — he said, “Hey, I can get you as the opener for that.” So we did that as Guyana Boys Choir, and then I performed as Christian Oppression, and then I changed the name of the band to The Hates. WHAT WAS IT LIKE OPENING UP FOR CLIFTON CHENIER? He was really nice! I thought I’d keep my distance — I stayed across the room from them. They actually showed up — we were doing the soundcheck,
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and he was wearing an orange three-piece suit and the rest of the band all had silver three-piece suits, and so okay, our soundcheck’s over, we’re gonna go over here to the left and he’s gonna come up onstage and he’s gonna do his soundcheck. We’ll listen to a little bit. But the first thing he did — we’re going over this way and he’s coming across the room – he sticks his hand out. He wants to shake my hand. He says, “I just wanna say I was listening to your soundcheck. I think you guys are really good and good luck with the show tonight.” I was just kind of… “Wow! Thank you so much.” I thought it was great for someone of his stature and his form of music to be open-minded enough to like what we were doing. WELL, ZYDECO’S GOT A PUNK THING TO IT, TOO, DON’T YOU THINK? Yeah! That’s the beauty of being here in Houston. I just feel like we live in a culture-rich area. Zydeco music is
great, and Houston has a great blues background, country… to me, those are the building blocks of rock music. WHAT ARE THE WAYS THAT YOU FEEL LIKE HOUSTON HAS FACTORED INTO THE IDENTITY OF THE HATES? YOUR MUSIC SPAWNED OFF FROM BRITISH PUNK ROCK, BUT THERE’S SOMETHING VERY HOUSTON ABOUT YOU GUYS. Well, that’s all in your individuality. That stuff motivated me, but it didn’t talk to me, exactly. Really, it just comes down to DIY, and really, you gotta throw all that away, too. You just gotta just make a blank slate and just write. It’s just like that song “Houston.” I just feel like I gotta pay homage to this reciprocal relationship.
WWW.THEHATES.COM TO READ ABOUT CHRISTIAN’S EARLY DAYS, GO TO 002MAG.COM.
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NONPROFIT | PEOPLE OF HOUSTON | SCENE
LOCAL + COMMUNITY
HOUSTON FOOD BANK
BY THE NUMBERS
Photography provided by the Houston Food Bank
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•The Houston Food Bank is the nation’s largest size food bank in the Feeding America net work, operating from a 308,000 sf headquarters facility and warehouse which distributes fresh produce, meat and nonperishables and preparing over 53 million meals annually. •Hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 sf industrial kitchen. •Houston Food Bank plans to grow to an annual distribution of 100 million nutritious meals by 2018. •95 cents of every dollar goes to feeding the hungry. $1 donation is stretched to provide a full day of meals for children, adults or seniors. $1=3 meals. •A network of nearly 500 member agencies – including food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies – feed a total of 137,000 people each week.
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SUGAR LAND ART CENTER
Manager , Lindsey Stevens & founder, Kip Dornhorst
“WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, THE ONLY THING THAT’S EVER LEFT IS THE ARTS. IF YOU GO TO THE HISTORY BOOKS, AND YOU TRY TO FIND OUT ABOUT A CIVILIZATION, 9 TIMES OUT OF 10, IT’S THE ART ON THE WALL THAT TELLS YOU WHERE YOU’VE STOOD.” SOMEBODY USED TO TELL KIP DORNHORST THIS; AND NOW, THE SUGAR LAND ART CENTER IS ON A MISSION TO BRING ART TO AS MANY CHILDREN IN THE AREA AS THEY CAN. “The lack of the arts really being available to children in the Sugar Land area was the inspiration for The Sugar Land Art Center,” shares Dornhorst. “It’s easy to sign up for a soccer class, football class or go to dance class. Now especially, when there’s less and less emphasis on the arts in the schools, we felt that if the community didn’t provide that emphasis on the arts, the children would go without.” The arts center is totally self-sufficient. Period. There are studios that are rented by artists (including some of the 20 teachers), and that money is used to run classes and pay the office manager. The center has been fortunate to receive donations from some of the Texans players, local car dealerships and computer companies to help keep things running. The 10-week summer camp is the biggest program of the year (and fundraiser as well). The center sees 40-50 kids every week, teaching over 500 in the summertime and about the same amount during the school year. “We’re basically bringing the arts to
over 1,000 children that didn’t have a place to go before to get the arts. We make this available to every child. If there’s a child that can’t afford to go to art classes and the parent feels that would be needed – whether it’s for 1 or 100 different reasons, we’ll provide those classes. Sometimes we provide them at no cost, sometimes we provide them at half cost, depending on the situation with the family. The point is, we are constantly getting more and more involved with the community and the community is now starting to get involved with us.”
Most recently the Art Center opened an Art Gallery at the corner of 90 and Dairy Ashford. “This has really become a very important thing, because all of the people that do the artwork here have wanted to have a place where they can show it or offer it to the public. We don’t care if it’s one child, two children, three children, whoever it is that we are able to ARTISTS ALLIANCE OF SUGAR LAND expand their opportunities in the complete cultural art 104 Industrial Blvd. program that exists here, we’re happy, we’re excited. We Sugar Land 77478 think it’s a lot more than that, but we’ll do it for the one www.artistallianceofsugarland.com kid that needs it.” 281.565.0957 august 13 | www.002mag.com .49
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PEOPLE OF HOUSTON
WELCOME WILSON, SR. Part of town you live in: River Oaks Area Origin: Brownsville, TX, came to Houston as a junior at the University of Houston 67 years ago Occupation: Real Estate Developer
Part of town you live in: Downtown Origin: Houston, TX Occupation: Real Estate Agent
What’s your favorite trend? Acceptance of immigration reform. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? Robert Duvall. What is your favorite movie? High Noon with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. How do you stay in shape? Houstonian Club five days a week at 5:15am. Where would you like a vacation home? Jamaica Beach in Galveston which I developed 50 years ago. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Chairman of UH Board of Regents.
What attracts you to a person? Strong work ethic. What is the worst fashion trend you loved? OMG, plaid shorts with Sperry’s. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? George Strait ... he’s the man. If you never had to work, what would you do? Hang out with Scott Disick. Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? Las Vegas for my 28th birthday. Come on. What is the last book you read? Gary Vaynerchuk – Crush It.
MISHA LAIRD Part of town you live in: Braeswood Place, best known as “near Three Brothers Bakery” Origin: Rensselaer, IN, surrounded by cornfields Occupation: Houstonian Yoga Program Coordinator and Instructor
What’s your favorite trend? Wearing yoga clothes outside of class! What is the worst fashion trend you loved? Wide belts. Favorite movie? Hands down, Gladiators. Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? Family reunion in Wheeling, WV. What’s your favorite souvenir? A cheap bracelet from a Barcelona flea market from 1989 that I still wear today…and get compliments. 50. august 13 | www.002mag.com
HALEY CORNELIUS Part of town you live in: Tomball, TX Origin: Cozad, NE Occupation: Miss Wheelchair Texas 2013
Where is your favorite place to shop? Boutiques in Rice Village and my friend’s boutique, Farr & Few Between, in Nebraska. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My height – extremely tall for a girl. Where would you like a vacation home? Jackson Hole. Best drive? Down the street going towards my house. Nothing better than arriving at home!
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002HOUSTON COCKTAILS + CRUDOS Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com H-TOWN GYM FUELED BY CROSSFIT 3RD ANNIVERSARY Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com
RED DOOR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com Compiled by Pixie Ibañez
CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT 002HOUSTON COCKTAILS + CRUDOS Arcodoro came alive during the recent Cocktails + Crudos happy hour as loyal readers, family and friends flooded the bar and patio of the beloved Italian eatery for a night of summer fun. Guests enjoyed two refreshing signature cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka: Ruby Rouge and Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka and Lemonade, both served in Mason glasses with red striped straws. Samples were also passed around by adorable models channeling Betty, their pinup model “pet.” Complimentary bites from the fresh summer crudo menu were a hit while DJ Chennisi spun tunes creating the perfect ambiance. Raffle items included a $100 dollar Central Market gift card, Deep Eddy gift basket, 002houston gift bag, Arcodoro T-shirt, signed cookbook and $100 gift card.
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EVENT H-TOWN GYM FUELED BY CROSSFIT 3RD ANNIVERSARY Despite the record-breaking temperatures, a crowd of fitness fans braved the heat for the H-Town Gym, Fueled by CrossFit third anniversary celebration. Party-goers participated in a CrossFit workout, which emphasizes getting fit without using machines, while family members turned out for support, food and socializing. The party honored fallen Army Ranger Dimitri Del Castillo, and all proceeds from the day went to a scholarship in his name. The event featured food and beverages by Kickin’ Kombucha, Buff Brew, Snap Kitchen, Freebirds World Burrito, George’s Farm to Market and music by Inner Loop’s Jeremy Kight.
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Midtown’s ‘old faithful,’ the Red Door, celebrated a decade of decadence with an over-the-top shindig. The captivating space was a buzz with hundreds of long-time patrons and friends. The always popular Midtown haunt was transformed into a circus theme with guests sipping on complimentary libations, while being entertained by a man on stilts, a tiny ringmaster and ladies painted in body art, to name a few. Resident DJ Little Martin was behind the turntables orchestrating beats throughout the night, while partygoers danced the night away until the wee hours.
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EVENT RED DOOR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
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FAT FINDS | THINGS I LOVE | BORN COOL | MENTERTAINMENT | WISE GUY | DESTINATION
WE’RE EMBRACING THIS LAST MONTH OF SUMMER AS FALL FASHION STARTS ROLLING OUT EVERYWHERE END OF THE MONTH.
MODEL Misha Nguyen for Page. 713 PHOTOGRAPHY BY Collin Kelly www.collinkellyphotography.com FASHION STYLING BY Leslie Rivas www.leslierivas.com
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HAIR AND MAKEUP BY Bianca Linette WEARING:
Nguyen wears a lace jacket by BCBG, Arian Landau fur stole @ Neiman Marcus, Alexander McQueen gloves and Gucci boots @ Bergdorf Goodman.
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OVERALLS! Styled by MarziFat Photographed by Sofia van der Dys
OH, YES! YOU READ THAT RIGHT! OVERALLS ARE BACK AND THEY’RE NOT FOR FARMING … HA! IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY DESIGNER FROM ZARA TO ALEXANDER WANG IS COMING OUT WITH DIFFERENT STYLES OF THESE BAD BOYS.
Leather, skirts, shorts, pants, wide leg, skinny leg – the options are endless and so are the oh-so-many ways to wear them. Don’t let the one-piece intimidate you.
DAY The simplest way – and probably what first comes to mind when wearing overalls – is a cute white tank and sandals. But here I kicked it up a notch by using a metallic sandal and layering a few necklaces and stacking a few bracelets. BP Sandals @ Nordstrom JCrew Necklaces
Try to look at them as a pair of shorts or a pair of pants and it’ll make building your outfit much easier. You’ll be surprised the number of combinations you can come up with. I used the same pair of Zara overalls for both looks.
NIGHT To transform the overalls from day to night, layer a jacket over a black cami. A few simple necklaces and an amazing pair of heels and you are ready for a night on the town. Steve Madden shoes @ Nordstrom Helmut Lang jacket: FatFind
For more outfit ideas and inspired overall ideas, follow us on Instagram! (002houston, valencarla, marzifat) during the month of August.
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THINGS I LOVE
GET IN MY BELLY
By Carla Valencia de Martinez
Photography by Gabriella Nissen
THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS EDIBLE AND DRINKABLE THAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW.
GOODBEE’S RAW UNFILTERED HONEY is harvested in Argentina and bottled in Round $5.49 a bottle; available at HEB.
IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU’RE SERVING LI’L SMOKIES OR IBERICO JAMON SERRANO – WITH L’OBJET’S CORAL PICKS IT ALL LOOKS LAVISH. SET OF FOUR, $95 AT WWW.L-OBJET.COM.
I’ve long been a buyer of RICE SELECT, made in Alvin, T. I’m obsessed with their Royal Blends with flaxseed, lentils, quinoa, rye or barley combinations. I love the added texture. www.riceselect.com
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BELLA’S KITCHEN healthy muffins are insanely delicious. These wheat-free muffins have no additives, preservatives, refined sugars or artificial sweeteners. The banana chocolate makes me bananas! Available at Fuel Kitchen & Health Bar. www.bellaskitchen.com
Maybe it’s been a while since I've driven through Whataburger, but hello! When did this amazing spicy ketchup come out?? LOVE.
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BLACK HOLE COFFEE HOUSE SELLS A COLD PRESS COFFEE CONCOCTION IN THE COOLEST APOTHECARY BOTTLE, READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS OF ICED COFFEE FOR ABOUT $7. 4504 GRAUSTARK ST. OR AT THEIR ANTIDOTE LOCATION AT 729 STUDEWOOD.
I almost hate to share this with you because it’s already hard enough to find it at Whole Foods in stock. The only thing going for me is the steep price tag: $5 a bottle. But if you love young Thai coconuts and can’t fit enough in your refrigerator, this stuff is for you. HARMLESS HARVEST 100% RAW COCONUT WATER.
ADULT CANDY… my life is complete. Belgian Ale gummies, Single Malt Scotch cordials, Cuba Libre gummies, Pale Ale pint gummies, Absinthe cordials – they are all perfection. $5 and up at www.sugarfina.com.
I CAN’T BELIEVE NO ONE THOUGHT OF THIS SOONER. STACK WINES COMES IN FOUR VERTICALLY STACKED, SHATTERPROOF, INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED WINE GLASSES READY TO POP OPEN AND ENJOY. GENIUS. $12-13, AT COST PLUS WORLD MARKET OR WWW.DRINKSTACK.COM.
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BORN COOL Hello Kitty lunch box. www.sanrio.com
Hello Kitty red pencil case and die-cut calculator. www.loungefly.com Fashionable binder, notebook covers and accessories – a portion of the profit goes to SOS Children’s Villages, which provides quality caregiving to orphaned children around the world. www.justfashionit.com
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Noodoll rice monster paper bookmarks. www.alexandalexa.com
EVEN THOUGH SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING, BACK TO SCHOOL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. DON’T LEAVE SHOPPING FOR THE ESSENTIALS ‘TIL THE LAST MINUTE. THIS WILL NOT ONLY ADD TO YOUR ANXIETY, IT WILL STRESS OUT YOUR KIDS TOO. HAVING THE RIGHT AND COOL STUFF CAN HELP THEM START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT. HERE ARE SOME KID-APPROVED MUST-HAVES.
Post-it® karate popup note dispenser. www.post-it.com
Flora cracked leather satchel by Zatchels. www.alexandalexa.com
HURRAY! TE XAS SHOPP ERS GET A SALES TAXE BREAK FRO S ON AUG M STATE AN UST 9-11, 20 D LOCAL SALES TAX 13 – THE ST HOLIDAY. LA ATE’S ANN YAWAY PLA YEAR TO TA UAL NS CAN BE KE ADVANTA USED AGA GE OF THE IN TH IS SALES TAX HOLIDAY. TH GREAT FOR IS IS BACK-TO-S CHOOL SH OPPING. Puma® Ferrari replica backpack.
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ELEMIS ENERGISING SKIN SCRUB & TIME DEFENCE REVIVER
High quality and timelessness define Rye 51 and they should define you. Their service philosophy sets them apart and makes you feel like a friend is helping you get ready. They offer custom shirting along with top-notch designers. www.rye51.com
The Energising Skin Scrub recharges and primes the skin for a clean, smooth shave. The Vitamin E-rich base helps prevent ingrown hairs and blemishes. The Time Defence Reviver targets the skin around the eyes effectively without overloading with product. www.elemis.com
SHOE-POURRI pocket size
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COOL DATE By Vico Puentes
RYE 51 SHIRT
Don’t get caught off guard with funky shoes. This pocketsize remedy destroys shoe odor on a molecular level by actively reacting with bad smell molecules. Available at Kuhl-Linscomb.
Photo by Sofia van der Dys
JACK BLACK COOLING MOISTURIZER
Special cooling ingredients help calm and refresh overheated skin, making it perfect for application after shower, sports or a workout. It also soothes redness while combating roughness and dryness. Available at Kuhl-Linscomb.
HOOK +ALBERT SOCKS
Not all cotton is created equal and HOOK + ALBERT socks use what’s considered to be the créme de la créme of cottons – Peruvian pima cotton. The best thing about the cotton is its breathability which makes it perfect for hot weather. Available at Kuhl-Linscomb.
Just a few years ago almost all you could find was premium denim and designer pants. LIFE/AFTER/DENIM introduced something classic, yet interesting. The lightweight, slim fit chino is not only another fashionable option but the looser weave in cotton allows more air to flow between the fabric and your legs. The length of the chinos is meant to be hemmed with no break or folded. The shorter length promotes airflow and keeps you cool. Multiple colors and fits. Available at Sam & Lilli in West Ave.
Vico Puentes | Fashion Stylist | 713.594.8630 MOBILE | www.vicopuentes.com | Represented by: Page Parkes Management | Dallas, Page 713 | Houston
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By Tim Maloney Rossonian has been in business since 1908. They aren’t the cheapest in the area, but you get what you pay for. Rumor has it that several local big-name preachers get their suits done there. And you know what they say – cleanliness is next to godliness. Give them a try…and allocate about half an hour or more to pore over the company’s historical photo file they keep on site. 3921 Almeda Rd. Houston, TX 77004 713.524.3134 www.rossoniancleanersandlaundrysvc.com
LOCKED AND LOADED
THE ORIGINAL WISE GUY IS BACK AFTER A MUCH-NEEDED SABBATICAL! IN THE TIME I’VE BEEN AWOL, I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE SOME USEFUL KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE WITH YOU AS WE SWEAT OUT THIS LONG, HOT HOUSTON SUMMER. Speaking of hot, now might be a good time to finally go on a vacation to a cooler clime. And I’ve found something that makes traveling commercially a whole lot better, especially if you’re a tall gent. I’m talking about my new favorite product, the Knee Defender™. The Knee Defender helps you stop reclining airplane seatbacks – so your knees won’t have to. It simply clicks onto your tray table and locks the whole shebang in place. When the faceless, determined, inconsiderate person in front of you tries to recline – sorry, Charlie! That seat is locked and your space is defended. Order yours at gadgetduck.com. (I find that people who recline their seats on airplanes are usually the same types who talk on their Bluetooth® phones at full volume at the gym, or are the ones who always have to “back into” parking places, executing elaborate 20-point turns while holding up traffic so that they can later make a fast getaway. The more I can do to aggravate these entitled jerks, the better.)
GETS A MAKEOVER After eight hair-raising years, the David Michael Salon has undergone a transformation of its own. My hair headquarters now sports an artful “homage to Lichtenstein and Mondrian, with hints of Yves Klein and Delaunay,” says eponymous owner and stylist to the stars David Michael Garcia. David Michael has trained with some of the best in the world and he knows cut and color like no other. Walk-ins are welcome, but a true Wise Guy would make an appointment. At least stop by to check out the new look.
GIVE ME A SIGN I love signs. And one of my favorites belongs to Rossonian Cleaners and Laundry on Almeda. The typeface is amazing, the neon is classic…and the building exudes faded glamour. And on top of it, they do great work with your clothes, curtains – even Oriental rugs! They’ll press and starch your sheets, and can also restore wedding gowns.
1807 West Gray Street Houston, TX 77019 713.942.7224 davidmichaelhairsalon.com
SO THAT’S THAT I hope to see you next month and in the meantime, travel well, stay laundered and get a good haircut. Side note: Have you been to MF Sushi on Westheimer? I’m hearing good things about it. But the name? I guess OMFG Sushi, FU Sushi and SOB Sushi must have been taken already? Stay wise, stay cool, and I’ll be back.
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72 HOURS IN TOKYO TOKYO
By Sandra Ramani
Photography courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
HEALTH CLUB POOL
OME TO OVER 13 MILLION PEOPLE, TOKYO PULSATES WITH ACTIVITY: THRONGS NAVIGATE THE STREETS, BRIGHTLY LIT BUILDINGS STRETCH INTO THE SKY AND KARAOKE BARS HOP WELL INTO THE EARLY MORNING. DESPITE ALL THE HUB-BUB, THE CITY’S PERFECT CONVERGENCE OF TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN AND SERVICE HELP IT ALL FUNCTION EFFICIENTLY. ADD TO THAT A BASE AT THE CENTRALLY LOCATED SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, AND IT’S EASY TO ENJOY A DIVERSE TASTE OF TOKYO IN JUST THREE EXCITING DAYS. WWW.SHANGRI-LA.COM/TOKYO.
DAY 1: LAY OF THE LAND Upon arrival at Narita Airport, grab a Shinkansen bullet train into the city, which offers your first taste of Japanese efficiency: Before passengers embark, every car is cleaned, serviced and the seats swiveled around to face the right direction. Disembark at Tokyo Station, the main inter-city terminal and the busiest station in Japan, where you’ll receive Shangri-La hospitality. As the hotel is located just next to the station, the only way to get there is to walk – a daunting task for those unfamiliar with the station’s sprawl – so Shangri-La guests are met on the platform by attendants in red, retro-inspired uniforms, who carry your bags all the way to check-in. Once settled into the Shangri-La’s plush rooms (complete with free WiFi, LCD TVs, fluffy bedding, Nespresso machines and floor-to-ceiling windows) ward off jet lag with a short walk around the neighborhood. The hotel is near the Imperial Palace grounds, as well the Ginza shopping area, home to flagships from major luxury brands like Chanel and Gucci, along with famous locals like Itoya, an eight-floor homage to paper and stationery. Head back to the hotel for an elegant dinner at Nadaman, an iconic spot serving handcrafted sushi, teppanyaki and kaiseki.
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DAY 2: HISTORY AND CULTURE Continue the sushi theme the next morning with an early-morning, behind-thescenes visit to Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji Fish Market – bursting with all manner of sea creatures – followed by a breakfast of freshly prepared rolls. (Visits can be coordinated with the concierge.) Later, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony class at Kumon, where they will explain the right way to prepare and serve bowls of green tea and reveal the intricacies behind this ancient social ritual. For lunch, join locals at one of the countless eateries in Tokyo Station, where there are entire sections dedicated to noodles, sushi and sweets. Tokyoites are passionate about their eats, so you might find long lines outside many of the stalls – like one that serves a concoction of ice cream, chocolate sauce and potato chips. Grab a train from the station to explore the Meji Shrine, a serene complex built to honor the spirits of a former Emperor and Empress, surrounded by a lush forest of cypress and copper trees. A brisk walk brings you to vibrant areas like Shibuya (considered the retail and nightlife hub) and Harajuku, the eclectic, fashion-forward (and teen-centric) area made famous stateside by Gwen Stefani. Head to Takeshita Street, settle into a cafe and watch as packs of shoppers dressed as anime characters amble by.
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DAY 3: A DAY TRIP With Tokyo Station so close, the Shangri-La is an ideal base for exploring some of the traditional areas outside of town. Designed for visitors with limited free time, the hotel’s new Enchanting Excursions package takes you on a half-day tour to sites like Hakone, where you can explore the historic village and countryside, enjoy views of Mount Fuji and visit a ryokan (inn) for a soak in the natural hot springs. Visits to onsens, or traditional Japanese bathhouses, include time in an indoor-outdoor pool, a meditative kaiseki dinner and a private room – outfitted with tatami mats and cushy mattresses – for post-bath relaxing.
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TOOLS AND GADGETS
TRAKDOT LUGGAGE TRACKER ™
Odds are this has happened to you: You’ve arrived at your destination but your luggage has landed somewhere else entirely. Now you can track them down and beg the airline to get them back to you. Trakdot is a new device that tells you where your bags ended up. The GSM-equipped gadget is slightly larger than a deck of playing cards and powered by AA batteries. Just pack the FAAapproved appliance into checked suitcases. Once on the ground, you can check your bags’ location via an app, text message or email. Battery life is lengthy as Trakdot is programmed to power down once the aircraft it’s on reaches certain speeds. $50 (plus $12.99 annual fee)
ESCORT PASSPORT MAX ®
No one condones speeding but being aware of driving conditions is critical. Using a radar detector can make drivers more conscious of them, and Escort Inc. has raised the bar again with its new High Definition Passport Max radar and laser detector. Using high-speed digital signal processing, the company claims the new Max is more than 400% faster than any other radar detector’s ability to detect a signal. It also has GPS Location Awareness technology which gives alert to fixed position threats including red light and speed cameras and major speed traps. The detector also features a new hi-def OLED multi-color graphics display. Drivers can choose up to four different colors, and critical driving information such as red light and speed camera alerts, posted speed limits, over speed alerts and driving speed. $549.95
LOGITECH UE MOBILE BOOMBOX ®
One of the most portable speakers I have seen (or heard), the Mobile Boombox fits in your hand and weighs just over ½ lb. I found the battery life to be about 10 hours and is rechargeable via a USB cord. Pairing the speaker through Bluetooth® is simple and it can connect with up to 8 devices. Sync your friends’ phones to the speaker and they can add their music to the mix by simply pressing pause on one phone and play on another. It can also act as a speakerphone with a built-in mic. Seamlessly go from listening to music to taking a hands-free phone call. $99.99
is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on KPRC weekdays from 12pm-2pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.
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TOOLS AND GADGETS | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Photography by Jill Hunter
RV pictured is from Topper’s RV in Waller, TX. www.toppersrvs.com
If the RV spread in last month’s issue had you daydreaming about satiating your own wanderlust with an RV of your own, here are some facts provided by www.gorving.com to give you a push. • 20,000 MILLION AMERICANS WILL GO RV’ING THIS SUMMER • RV’ING IS 23% - 59% LESS EXPENSIVE THAN A REGULAR VACATION • THERE ARE ALMOST 10 MILLION RVS ON THE ROAD TODAY.
CAMPGROUNDS WITHIN 3 HOURS OF HOUSTON: LA HACIENDA RV RESORT & COTTAGE |Austin, TX | www.lahaciendarvpark.com PECAN PARK | San Marcos, TX | www.pecanpark.com/index.php THE VINEYARDS CAMPGROUND ON LAKE GRAPEVINE | Grapevine, TX | www.vineyardscampground.com WOODLAND LAKES RV PARK | The Woodlands, TX | www.campingfriend.com/woodlandlakesrvpark SUNSET SHORES RV PARK | Willis, TX | www.sunsetshoresrvpark.com SUNSET PONT ON LAKE LBJ | Marble Falls, TX | www.sunsetpointlbj.com
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HEART to HEART
Photography by Sofia van der Dys
HOSE OF US WHO KNOW OF DR. DENTON COOLEY IMMEDIATELY THINK TRAILBLAZER, INNOVATOR, LIFESAVER OR HERO WHEN HEARING HIS NAME. THE YEAR ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERED THE MUSIC CHARTS, DR. COOLEY PERFORMED HOUSTON’S FIRST-EVER OPEN-HEART SURGERY. IN 1968, DR. COOLEY PERFORMED THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT IN THE UNITED STATES AND, THE YEAR AFTER, THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL HEART TRANSPLANT IN THE WORLD. AS A YOUNG INTERN, HE EVEN DEVELOPED HIS OWN DEFIBRILLATOR, HELPING TO MAKE THE PADDLES HIMSELF! HIS COURAGEOUS AND INNOVATIVE ENDEAVORS LED TO INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM, EARNING HIM THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM (OUR NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR) AND THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF TECHNOLOGY (OUR NATION’S HIGHEST SCIENCE AWARD), ALONG WITH MANY OTHER ACCOLADES. AT AGE 92, HE STILL PUTS IN A FULL DAY AT THE OFFICE, EVERY DAY. I sat down with Dr. Cooley recently to get to the heart of this magnificent person. Beyond the academia and recognition, I wanted to know what he’s about. As we sat in his office at the Texas Heart Institute (a nonprofit founded by Cooley in 1962), what struck me most about this graceful gentleman was his remarkable humility.
and not just bravery, but also to accept challenges. Like accepting the challenge to do the first heart transplant in this part of the country. And, doing the implantation of a total artificial heart. Had those things been a big disaster, I would have suffered a lot of repercussions.
HARRISON: CAN YOU NAME THREE LIFE-DEFINING MOMENTS, AND EXPLAIN WHY THEY WERE LIFE-DEFINING? Cooley: Hmmm. That’s a difficult question. Three? In elementary school, I was chosen to be an important part in the school play… an Indian chief, and that gave me some feeling of confidence. In middle school, I received the American Legion Award, which was an award given to a boy and a girl who had qualities of leadership and so forth. I thought that gave me a lot of self-confidence. And then in high school, making good grades – straight A’s – and being on the all-city basketball team for high school basketball in Houston – that also gave me confidence.
HARRISON: IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO MEET? Cooley: Well, my boyhood hero in that era was Charles Lindberg. I was seven or eight years old at the time Lindberg made his historic flight, and I had a chance to meet him here. I had a telephone call from a doctor friend of mine and he said he had a visitor in town who would like to watch open heart surgery, I said, “Who is your visitor?” He says, “A man named Charles Lindberg.” So one of my favorite photographs is of Charles Lindberg looking over my shoulder at an open heart operation, and I had a chance to meet him and have dinner with him, and so on.
HARRISON: DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT TODAY? Cooley: [Chuckles.] Sometimes I feel overconfident and sometimes, rather insecure.
HARRISON: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOURPHILOSOPHY OF LIFE? Cooley: I do believe that we are given so many years of life and… we have an obligation to do something meaningful with those years, whether it’s raising a family or creating an institution or making some innovation beneficial to humanity.
HARRISON: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE COURAGE? Cooley: The ability to make decisions which might have some personal risk involved,
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by Scott Ward
ACROSS 1. Palm fruit 5. Colombia’s third-largest city 9. Orzo, ziti, et al. 14. About as low as a diet soft drink can go 15. “I’d hate to break up ___” 16. Company that makes “Dial Up” mascara 17. Market Square Greek eatery that started in Montrose 19. Messy campfire treat 20. Sweetened citrus drink 21. “...__ saw Elba” 22. When doubled, tot’s train 23. Anything on TV with “CSI” in its name, for example 25. How the bread on a BLT comes 28. Use a Brillo® pad on 29. Cornish game __ 30. Spicy Asian cuisine 31. ___ python 34. Enabler of WWW access 35. Hoppy brews 38. Before its time 39. Piano parts 40. Café ___ leche 41. Hot sauce 43. Made a picture 45. Letters on a candy-covered chocolate confection
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46. Mistreatment 50. Trix® and Chex® 52. Trademarked brand of waterproof fabric 54. Part of a fish 55. Brand for Fido 56. Start for sex or corn 57. How bananas Foster or cherries jubilee are served 59. Burrito builders with a motorcycle motif and named for a Lynyrd Skynyrd song 61. “Zoom-zoom” sloganeer 62. Ice cream thickener 63. Summertime pest 64. Noshed on, biblically 65. Tomato type 66. Pops the question
DOWN 1. Washington, Shore and Manoff 2. Like lemons 3. Become fond of 4. “Evil Woman” group 5. Egyptian city in the news this summer 6. Obliquely 7. Early pope called “The Great” 8. Word often given an incorrect apostrophe 9. Former Turkish bigwig 10. Close, but no cigar
Google doodle on the anniversary 11. Healthful blender drink made of birth with fruit 49. Lives and breathes 12. Cigarette ingredient 51. Shake like ___ 13. Sailor’s affirmative 52. Toothpaste brand 18. India’s first prime minister 53. Setting for a Marx Brothers 22. Hot dogs that are actually movie from Michigan 55. Best picture at the Academy 24. Products of delis Awards® this year 25. Inventor of alternating current 57. Physicians’ org. 26. ___-Bake® Oven (popular 58. Liposuction target 1960’s toy) 59. In the distance 27. Crudités accompaniments 60. Supermarket chain 29. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme 32. Share again, as a story 33. Abbreviated counterpart of “sirs” 35. Like some appliances 36. Oral tradition 37. Pep up 39. Honshu city JULY ANSWERS noted for its beef 42. Chocolate substitute 44. Oddball 47. 180s 48. Children’s writer and illustrator Maurice, honored this summer with a
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EVENT YOGAONE EXPANSION PARTY WHERE UPTOWN/GALLERIA
Photography by White Cloth
YogaOne has now stretched their Galleria-area location (5750 Woodway Dr.) into a second studio space to incorporate more Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga for Athletes and Forrest Yoga classes into their schedule. To celebrate, these yogis threw a superhero-themed shindig complete with a free community yoga class to the sounds of DJ Sun, followed by a costume contest and dance party. Kickin Kombucha and Karbach Brewery supplied some of the beverages, while the yogis themselves supplied the asana-shaking moves. P.S.: Superhero names cannot be disclosed, real identity must remain top secret!
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