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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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love this month. Besides the fact that it happens to be my birthday month and most Leos by nature are just happy (I happen to know a lot of Leos), I love that a month that I grew up disliking – because there was nothing to do and everyone was out of town which was bad for birthday parties – has evolved.

Granted it is the end of summer break, but by this point most of us are ready to get back to normal and are looking forward to fall. It’s also restaurant month so get ready to do some serious eating in a serious foodie town. As people get back into the swing of things, we’ll be spending more time at home and, coincidentally, featured on the cover is a gorgeous Houston home. We’re happy to share the interior as well as the local husband and wife duo who created some of the furniture in the shoot.

We were inspired by back to school in our roundup of favorite backpacks for kids and adults. Check out our picks on page 52. And although Dixie Friend Gay’s colorful mosaic was created for kids, adults will stare in awe as well. Contributing writer Nadia Michel catches up with the artist at last month’s inauguration of the installation on page 32. Currently, I’m obsessed with the newly opened Adara Medical Spa across the street from the Children’s Museum. The zen-like space is the perfect backdrop for any treatment. Check out the photos in this month’s Architecture+Design. Enough with me spilling the beans! Grab a cold beverage and see what’s happening in your city this month. Happy nesting. Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief

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In a matter of minutes unfamiliar faces melted into new friends – pretty sure our faces did melt as we (and by “we” I mean 5 ladies) carried a gorgeous but oh so heavy table by Rojas Artistic Designs as a prop for the shoot. To say time was of the essence would be no exaggeration at all. With a start time of 4pm and an art exhibit taking place in this beautiful home at 7pm the team was put into action and the pressure was on. The results were enchanting. A huge thank you to the Zorrilla family for welcoming us into their magnificent soon-to-be home! Photography by Cody Bess


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WHO’S WHO

AUGUST 2014 | FEATURES VOLUME 16 - ISSUE 188

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4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 8 on our radar 10 calendar 12 FOOD + DRINK 13 on our radar 16 chef’s special: travis lenig 18 dine write: dua 20 open 22 taste of the town – chris ogbonnaya 24 club review: the honeymoon 26 restaurant listing 29 the brunch bunch 30 bar|club|lounge listings 32 ARTS 34 museum district 36 art houses 38 gish at the movies 39 fresh arts 40 recording: alycia miles

42 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 43 nonprofit: the moran norris foundation 44 people of houston 46 where to live: bellaire 47 on our radar real estate 48 scene 52 STYLE + LEISURE 53 born cool. grow hip. baby fever 54 things I love 56 mentertainment 57 fat finds 58 destination: six senses 60 DESIGN 67 architecture + design: adara medical spa 68 houston map 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 tools + gadgets 73 the brew|crossword puzzle 74 phone shot

PUBLISHER | OWNER alejandro martinéz ext 2 a.martinez@002mag.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF carla valencia de martinéz ext 3 c.valencia@002mag.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett CREATIVE DIRECTOR gabriella nissen ext 8 gaby@002mag.com ART DIRECTOR alex rosa ext 4 arosa@002mag.com SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR batli joselevitz ext 9 batli@002mag.com ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE dalila jara ext 7 dalila@002mag.com | mobile 281.966.5105 caitlin woodman ext 5 caitlin@002mag.com | mobile 806.681.6122 OUTSIDE ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVES jordan campbell jordan@002mag.com | mobile 832.492.5731 william king w.king@002mag.com | mobile 832.788.3738 carlos valencia cevalencia@002mag.com | mobile 713.855.1584 jason brown jbrown@002mag.com | mobile 832.537.8904 brian balboa balboa@002mag.com | mobile 281.467.3944 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE luca tommasi accounting@002mag.com PHOTOGRAPHERS vlady ambia, cody bess, max burkhalter, kennon evett, arthur garcia, sarah miller, gabriella nissen, daniel ortiz, anthony rathbun CONTRIBUTING WRITERS susan bynam, michael cook, marzi fatemizadeh, michael garfield, sarah gish, ariel jones, jeff lane, nadia michel, mai pham, vico puentes, lance scott walker, scott ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS jenny antil, fulton davenport, priscilla dickson, david fox, maggi massad, ceci norman, wilson parish, armin razmy, dave rossman, roswitha vogler, www.lastnightpics.com CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR paige moore INTERNS ida sameri, justin stewart january, alexandra mudd

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ON OUR RADAR | CALENDAR

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HEIGHTS GUITAR TECH OPENED AT 742 W. 20TH STREET. OWNER MITCH BURMAN, ROCK STAR AND OWNER OF THE JET LOUNGE, DISCOVERED THAT “THERE SIMPLY WASN’T AN EXISTING SHOP IN HOUSTON THAT COULD REPAIR A BASS GUITAR IN LESS THAN THREE TO SIX MONTHS.” FRUSTRATED, BURMAN DECIDED THAT LENGTHY TURNAROUND TIMES WERE UNACCEPTABLE, SO HE PARTNERED WITH STEVE BORIACK (MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER AND LASER LIGHT SHOW ARTIST) OF SMB DESIGN TO OPEN THE BEST INSTRUMENT REPAIR SHOP. BOB HENSLEY, A LONGTIME MUSICIAN, VETERAN OF THE INDUSTRY AND EXPERT LUTHIER, REPAIRS GUITARS, BASSES, BANJOS, MANDOLINS, FIDDLES, VIOLINS, DULCIMERS AND MORE. JIMMIE EMERSON, GUITAR TECH FOR REO SPEEDWAGON, WILL ALSO JOIN THE TEAM PERMANENTLY FULL-TIME IN THE FALL. www.heightsguitartech.com

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Local husband and wife team, Brandon and Greer McDonald opened Brush & Blush, a 2,000sf salon and makeup lounge featuring 12 blow dry stations and four sinks with built-in massage chairs at Gateway Memorial City. The “Brush” menu includes a variety of effortless blowouts and hair styling services, including signature blowouts, up-dos and braids. Unlike most other blow dry bars in Houston, Brush & Blush offers Brazilian Blowout professional smoothing treatments in the boutique salon and will touch up a customer’s ’do.

HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION (WHICH OPERATES THE CITY’S CONVENTION AND THEATER FACILITIES) IS OFFERING THE CONVENIENCE OF CAR SHARING FROM ZIPCAR BY ADDING TWO ZIPCAR LOCATIONS DOWNTOWN WITH DEDICATED SPACE IN THE THEATER DISTRICT PARKING COMPLEX AND THE CONVENTION DISTRICT GARAGE BENEATH DISCOVERY GREEN. THE MEMBERSHIP-BASED CAR SHARING NETWORK PROVIDES MEMBERS ACCESS TO MORE THAN 10,000 CARS IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES AND TOWNS AS WELL AS ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES AND AT AIRPORTS AROUND THE WORLD. VEHICLES CAN BE RESERVED BY THE HOUR OR BY THE DAY AND INCLUDE GAS, INSURANCE AND UP TO 180 MILES PER DAY. RATES BEGIN AS LOW AS $9 HOUR AND $73 PER DAY. MEMBERSHIP RATES RANGE FROM AN ANNUAL FEE OF $60 OR A MONTHLY FEE OF $6. WWW.ZIPCAR.COM Get Out Here Houston is a one-stop shop that lists everything going on outdoors in the Houston Gulf Coast region on one easy-touse website (getoutherehouston.org) and iOS app. Get Out Here (GOH) is a collaboration of numerous local nonprofit organizations committed to the preservation and appreciation of the diverse ecosystems within the region. The site was created to promote Houston as a destination for all types of outdoor activities. There are hundreds of activities with more being added each week. Just a sampling of events includes Armand Bayou Nature Center’s pontoon rides, Bayou Preservation Association’s bayou clean-up events, Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s regatta, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center’s classes and nature walks, Houston Audubon Society’s birding events, the Houston Zoo’s extreme bugs and Katy Prairie Conservancy’s prairie walks. If you have issues committing to the right rug or accessory for your home, www.purehome.com is basically your match.com. The online home design marketplace matches you with suggestions of products that fit your style. With more than 25,000 unique, high-quality and hand-curated home décor products, the site has everything from chic niche jewelry holders to coveted luxury sofas from more than 400 mid- to high-end vendors – we’d say it’s a match made in heaven. DEFINE BODY & MIND – THE LOCAL EXERCISE STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN BALANCED FITNESS OFFERING BARRE, CYCLING AND YOGA-INFUSED CLASSES WITH A CULT-LIKE FOLLOWING EXPANDED WITH A NEW LOCATION IN MONTROSE LAST MONTH. THIS LOCATION WILL MARK THE NINTH DEFINE BODY & MIND LOCATION. THE 5,416SF STUDIO IS DEFINE’S LARGEST TO DATE, FEATURING TWO ROOMS FITTING MORE THAN 70 STATIONARY BIKES SPECIFICALLY DEDICATED TO REVOLUTION CLASSES, DEFINE’S TAKE ON INDOOR CYCLING. THE BODY ROOM ACCOMMODATES UP TO 30 CLIENTS FOR BARRE- AND MAT-BASED CLASSES. WWW.DEFINEBODY.COM

Seven Selected Artists is the first indoor exhibit from Art Colony Association, specially curated by Nicola Parente and Kelly Kindred, offering an eclectic sampling of the best the Bayou City Art Festival has to offer. Works by Charlie Hardwick, Eric Lee, Vic Lee, Jeannie Maddox, Syd Moen, Eric Ober and Tra Slaughter (above) will benefit Bayou City Art Festival while offering a creative cross section of Bayou City Art Festival’s diverse and unique talent. On view through August 23 at Hyde Park Gallery, 115 Hyde Park Gallery. www.hydeparkgallery.com. The Galleria updates include new stores for Bvlgari, Rolex, John Varvatos, Rajeunir Black Caviar, Peter Lik Gallery, Trina Turk, H&M (set to open in 2015); Puma (opening Fall 2014); David Yurman (Fall 2014); and POLO Ralph Lauren (Fall 2014). Also coming are renovations for Chanel (now open); Bebe (slated to open late-last month); and relocations/expansions for T-Mobile, Kay Jewelers, J. Jill, Sephora, Apple (new store opening TBD); Bath & Body Works (October 2014) and Torrid.

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Houston First Outdoors Kingston’s Rum Bar: Houston’s 4th Annual Caribbean RumFest @ Jones Plaza noon House of Blues Gospel Brunch 1pm

House of Blues Live Music Showcase 6pm • Jones Hall HDA: Theater District Open Houston noon Wortham Center HDA: Theater District Open Houston noon

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Def Leppard and Kiss 7pm • House of Blues Feed Me with Teeth 8pm • MOT Bollywood Blast: The Bollywood Bandwagon 8pm • MMP Astros vs. Texas Rangers 1:10pm

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Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Minnesota Twins 7:10pm

Bayou Music Center An Evening with Crosby, Stills and Nash 8pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Aerosmith 7:30pm House of Blues Live Nation: Jesse McCartney 6:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Oakland A’s 7:10pm Toyota Center WWE Raw 6:30pm

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ALLEY THEATRE alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION woodlandscenter.org DISCOVERY GREEN discoverygreen.com HOBBY 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org Bayou Music Center An Evening with YES 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Two Gentlemen of Verona 8:30pm

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HOUSE OF BLUES hob.com JONES HALL 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATRE 713.524.6706 mainstreettheater.com MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE 832.487.7127 milleroutdoortheatre.com

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Miller Outdoor Theatre Movies at Miller: Rock Docs: Big Easy Express 8:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Minnesota Twins 7:10pm

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NRG STADIUM reliantpark.com TOYOTA CENTER 1.866.4HOU.TIX toyotacentertix.com WORTHAM CENTER 713.237.1439 houstonfirsttheaters.com THEATRE SUBURBIA www.theatresuburbia.org

House of Blues Our Last Night 5:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Movies at Miller: Rock Docs: Rebel Music, The Bob Marley Story 8:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Minnesota Twins 1:10pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre Children’s Performance: Journey through China IV | Movies at Miller: Spaceballs 8:30pm

House of Blues Bear in Heaven 7pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Oakland A’s 7:10pm

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AHEAD Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ZZ Top September 12 | Luke Bryan September 15 | Arctic Monkeys October 30

House of Blues The Wild Feathers 8pm Jones Hall SPA: America’s Test Kitchen 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Movies at Miller: Rock Docs: Stop Making Sense 8:30pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre Children’s Performance: Journey through China IV | Movies at Miller: Space Tales: Gravity 8:30pm Wortham Center Brilliant Lecture Series: Marilyn – Forever Blonde 7pm

Houston First Outdoors Miller Lite Concert Series: Jones Plaza 8pm House of Blues Lila Downs 7pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Godspell 8pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Texas Rangers 7:10pm NRG Stadium NFL Preseason: Texans vs. San Francisco 7pm

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Wiz Khalifa 6:30pm House of Blues Live Nation Presents Keyshia Cole – Point of No Return 8pm | Cocktails & Covers: Pres Deft Ones, A tribute 8pm Jones Hall JS Touring: Jerry Seinfeld 7pm Miller Outdoor Theatre An Evening with Low Rider Band 8:30pm

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Bayou Music Center Houston Roller Derby 7pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Nine Inch Nails 7pm Houston First Outdoors Kingston’s Rum Bar: Houston’s 4th Annual Caribbean RumFest @ Jones Plaza 10am House of Blues The Landlocked Pirates 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Naturally 7 8:30pm NRG Stadium NFL Preseason: Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons 7pm Toyota Center Prince Royce 9pm

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion One Republic 7pm House of Blues Lowe’s Presents Mas Musica Fest featuring El Gran Silencio 7pm Jones Hall HS: Mariachi Cobre 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Dailey & Vincent 8pm NRG Stadium One Direction 7pm Wortham Center Brilliant Lecture Series: Marilyn – Forever Blonde 7:30pm

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Fall Out Boys 7pm House of Blues Ottmar Liebert 8pm | Cocktails & Covers: Pearl Gem – A tribute 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Two Gentlemen of Verona 8:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm NRG Stadium Foam Wonderland 6–10pm

Bayou Music Center Lil Jon DJ Set featuring Butch Clancey 9pm House of Blues Bob Schneider 7pm | Cocktails & Covers: The Smites – A tribute 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Henry IV, Part 1 8:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Texas Rangers 7:10pm Toyota Center Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour 8pm

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Chicago and REO Speedwagon 7:30pm Houston First Outdoors WKM Labor Day: Jazz Festival @ Jones Plaza 7pm House of Blues Bob Biggerstaff 7:30pm | Better Than Ezra 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Godspell 8pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Texas Rangers 7:10pm

House of Blues Alex Reymundo 7pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Henry IV, Part I 8:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays 6:10pm NRG Stadium Houston Summer Jam Featuring: Lil Boosie 8pm

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Tim McGraw 8pm House of Blues Zoso 7pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Two Gentlemen of Verona 8:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Texas Rangers 6:10pm NRG Stadium Mommie & Me Expo 10am–6pm Toyota Center Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour 8pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre Classic Albums Live: AC/DC’s Back in Black 8:30pm NRG Stadium Shout Out Tour 7pm Wortham Center Brilliant Lecture Series: Marilyn – Forever Blonde 7:30pm

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies 8pm House of Blues G Love & Special Sauce 7pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Fandango: A Night in Madrid 8pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Texas Rangers 6:10pm

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CHEF’S SPECIAL | DINE WRITE | OPEN | TASTE OF THE TOWN | CLUB REVIEW | THE BRUNCH BUNCH

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AUGUST IS THE PERFECT MONTH FOR YOU TO EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CITY. ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST ANTICIPATED EVENTS KICKS OFF AUGUST 1 WITH HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS. Founded in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks has raised over $4.3 million for the Houston Food Bank enabling the local nonprofit to provide almost 13 million meals for Houstonians who are food insecure. It is also the largest annual fundraising event for the Houston Food Bank, which is the largest food bank in the nation. HRW is run by volunteers and 100% of the donations raised from area restaurants go directly to the Food Bank. For 32 days, diners can enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus. Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon their HRW sales. For more information on pricing and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com.

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True Food Kitchen, developed in partnership with best-selling author and world-renowned healthy living guru Dr. Andrew Weil, opened last month in Phase II of Blvd. Place at the corner of San Felipe and Post Oak. Its menu of “honest food that tastes really good,” based on Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, features globally inspired cuisine made with local and regional ingredients and a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Executive Chef Patrick Sullivan – who has culinary experience in New Orleans, Mississippi, New York and Colorado – will oversee the Houston location.

SAVE THE DATE – BIG BREW HOUSTON KICKS OFF OCTOBER 20, WITH EVENTS AROUND THE CITY, FOLLOWED BY LARGER EVENTS OCTOBER 23–25 AT THE GRB. BEER LOVERS WILL ENJOY MORE THAN 1,000 FEATURED BEERS, MEET THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST BREWERS IN THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY AND QUENCH THEIR THIRST WITH NEVER-BEFORE-TASTED BREWS AND RARE FINDS. TICKETS FOR BIG BREW ARE NOW ON SALE AND START AT $45. FOR EVENTS, TICKETS AND ALL THINGS BIG BREW, VISIT WWW.BIGBREWHOUSTON.COM.

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Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich (Fire roasted turkey, Benton’s bacon, Mornay sauce)

Blacksmith expanded its menu to offer more items. The menu, created by Underbelly Chef Chris Shepherd, features some of his favorite ingredients and dishes. The chicken cabbage salad from Underbelly’s lunch menu is served at Blacksmith on a croissant as a sandwich. A grilled cheese sandwich made with mozzarella and pesto on an English muffin is served with a side of tomato soup. There are four sides to choose from: cucumber salad with fish sauce, a summer salad, farro salad with olive oil and citrus, and steel cut oats with granola. There are coffee specials on the menu until further notice: café sua da, a classic Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk; the mango lassi at Himalaya is made with cold brewed coffee milk, which is turned into a drinkable yogurt; and indulgent coffee float with Cloud 10 half-and-half ice cream.

Hyatt Regency Houston Executive Chef Frank Majowicz created an outdoor Urban Garden on the hotel’s 6th floor pool deck. “While local farmers markets are great, we realized the best way to get the freshest ingredients for our restaurants and banquets is with our own garden,” he shared. The garden is sprouting vegetables and seasonings (including fresh zucchini, lemon grass, rosemary, squash, peppers, basil and more) which are used in the cuisine in the hotel’s iconic Spindletop revolving rooftop restaurant, Shula’s Steak House and in banquets.

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ON OUR RADAR FOOD+DRINK CHEF BRANDI KEY has incorporated a “Summer Fare” section to the Punks menu; patrons can cool off from the hot Texas summer with lighter options. Included are salads, grilled options and lighter dishes such as a Cold Salad Trio with Waldorf Chicken Salad, Egg Salad & Tuna Salad. The highly anticipated Biscuit Bar is up and running featuring four delicious options: a Ham & Jam Biscuit stuffed with griddled ham steak and seasonal house-made jam; Chicken Fry Biscuit stuffed with a crispy chicken tender, Punk’s sauce and dill pickles; Crawdads Biscuit covered with étouffée sauce; and a Gravy Train Biscuit smothered with Andouille cream gravy.

Congrats to Chef Johnny “Sweetcakes” Wesley, from Mr. Peeples who took first place in The Woodlands Wine and Food Week Just Desserts competition. He will be competing in the Dessert Cup Competition at Pastry Live in Atlanta this August. GOOD LUCK!

CHEF JA'NEL WITT, WINNER OF FOX’S HELL’S KITCHEN, WAS RECENTLY APPOINTED THE EXECUTIVE CHEF FOR CORNER TABLE HOUSTON. DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM LOCAL FARMERS, THE NEW MENU WILL CHANGE SEASONALLY AND BE REFLECTIVE OF WITT’S LOVE OF GLOBAL CUISINE. CHEF JA'NEL HAS A VERY EXCITING MENU INCLUDING HER AWARD-WINNING DISHES FROM HELL’S KITCHEN. ESTABLISHED AS THE FIRST PALEO RESTAURANT IN HOUSTON, CORNER TABLE WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE ONLY RESTAURANT TO OFFER PALEO OPTIONS FOR APPETIZERS, ENTRÉES AND DESSERTS.

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CHEF TRAVIS LENIG LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE NEW AMERICAN, SEAFOOD CHEF TRAVIS LENIG MAKES IT A HABIT (WHEN HIS KITCHEN IS NOT SLAMMED!) TO TAKE TIME EVERY DAY TO GREET HIS REGULARS, WELCOME NEWCOMERS AND OFFER SUGGESTIONS TO ALL, WHETHER IT’S THE BEST CHOICES FROM HIS DAILY SPECIALS OR SIMPLY TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF TO FIRST- TIME GUESTS. HE’S A SKILLED MULTI-TASKER: PRODUCING GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE EVERY DAY IS THIS CHEF’S MANTRA AND HE IS RELENTLESS IN ENCOURAGING HIS TEAM AT LIBERTY TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS. FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? I don’t get out much – I work all the time and the free time that I have I spend with my wife and daughter – but if I did I would go to Ninja ramen; heard nothing but great things about this place. BEST BREAKFAST? I really enjoy Avalon Diner on I-10; kid-friendly, lots of variety and very quick.

Photography by Kennon Evett

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? I don’t have a favorite restaurant really. My mother and my father are my favorite chefs. My mom’s enchiladas and my dad’s BBQ are some of my favorite dishes. IS THERE A FOOD YOU WON’T EAT? Every year at Break the fast, I have to eat gefilte fish and I have yet to really enjoy it. Maybe I just need to eat it at Kenny and Ziggy’s. I’m always willing to try anything once; I really try to give everything a chance. WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD? This is a tough question. I have two, oysters and tacos. Oysters are just fantastic; they’re buttery and briny and sweet and there are so many different varieties. Plus they go really great with any adult beverage. Tacos are just awesome and just a feel-good food. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE NEXT FOOD TREND? I can’t tell you what the next trend will be but I can tell you what the trend is now – OYSTERS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS!!! Which is great for me.

BEST BRUNCH? Brasserie 19. Lots of great choices, great food, great drinks and great service. WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Salt is a seasoning I could not live without. It really helps bring out the flavor in everything and is such an important part of cooking. WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? 8-inch chef’s knife. Very versatile tool in the kitchen: you can slice, dice, chop, use as a mallet or even use as a can opener.

AT HOME, WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON HAND TO SERVE DROPIN GUESTS? Wine, beer, whiskey, vodka and tequila – isn’t that what people want? WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR HOME REFRIGERATOR? I have tons of condiments in my fridge from pickled quail eggs to Jolly Rogers gourmet jams to an abundance of Tabasco products and lots of salsas.

WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Leaving equipment running and unclean when done. FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? EARTHQUAKE pinot noir. Fantastic, drinks like a cab and is only $15. FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? No brainer! Petite Sweets! Love what Susan thinks up. Her macarons are the best in the city and love all of her cakes and cupcakes.

FAVORITE SANDWICH: Tongue or pastrami on rye with spicy mustard from Kenny and Ziggy’s. FAVORITE ICE CREAM MIX-IN/TOPPING: Reese’s peanut butter cups. FAVORITE TRUCK FOOD: Good dog Hot dog!!!! No need to explain. FAVORITE PICNIC SPOT: Huckleberry Farms!! Round Top, TX. It’s my wife’s family farm and it is the most beautiful place you will ever see.

LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE 4224 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77027 | 713.622.1010 | www.libertykitchenoysterette.com

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SPICY, HEARTY HOME COOKIN’ VIETNAMESE STYLE DUA VIETNAMESE HOME COOKING IN A MODERN SETTING

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Photography by Sarah Miller

TRIED SOMETHING NEW THE OTHER NIGHT. WENT TO DUA DOWN ON WESTHEIMER, WHERE MO MONG USED TO BE. IN FACT, IT’S UNDER THE SAME OWNERSHIP AS THE OLD PLACE, WHICH I ENJOYED AS A DATE SPOT OR FOR A GROUP POURING AT HAPPY HOUR. PORK BELLY SPRING ROLLS Dua, which is touted as Vietnamese Home Cooking and opened back in February, feels a little different than Mo Mong. But it’s still got the cool factor. The structure of the place is essentially the same, so the bar downstairs is still equipped to serve up the full range of libations. Thursdays are the hot happy hour nights with $3 specials on frozen cocktails. But this was Tuesday, and my purpose on this night was to dig into the tasty grub. And I was richly rewarded. The first thing I got my lips on was some spring rolls. I mean it’s Vietnamese food, right? This is a staple. Now on this night they had pork belly spring rolls, which are not normally on the menu. Of course I immediately felt special.

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More so after my first bite. I expected the lettuce and cucumber and carrots to be crisp and fresh, and they were. But the pork belly...mmm-mmmmmmore about the twice-cooked pork belly later. I also was treated to some tasty yellow vermicelli noodles with pork patties. Imagine if you cut a ham steak into short, French-fry-sized sticks. Now this was a salty treat. I had to be careful, though. It would be easy to munch on this for a time while chatting with friends. I mean, the noodles are light and the ideal medium for the salty pork. But I needed to save room for several more home-cooking delights that were headed my way. Caramelized shrimp was next. These were perfectly prepared prawns wallowing in a rich, deep orange-colored sauce with some white onions keeping them company.

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TWICE COOKED CARMELIZED PORK BELLY WITH EGGS

Lemongrass curry chicken was oh-my. Spicy. Not set-your-hair-on-fire spicy, but enough to make my nose run a little. And it’s covering some dark meat chicken, which is my preference. This is where I completely get the “home cooking” reference. This is the kind of dish, if I had it at home, I’d likely keep eating ’til I slipped into a lemongrass coma on the couch. Finally, we have the twice-cooked pork belly with a twice-cooked egg. Man. I’m pretty sure I chewed the pork, but it seemed like it just slipped over the taste buds and slid gracefully to my very happy tummy. Can you say “tender”? The egg appeared unusual to me. I asked Lisa, the general manager and culinary goddess who prepared my meal, how she prepared the egg. Boiled, peeled, then cooked with the pork bellies. So it was quite flaky and flavorful. Another serious comfort food I could’ve consumed until it hurt. Everything was scrumptious, and reasonably priced, too, so all signs point to me returning on a regular basis. If this were my home cookin’ I might never leave the house.

SAMPLE MENU APPETIZERS Steamed Dumplings – Served with ginger chili soy sauce, Chicken and Shrimp – $6, Roasted Duck – $10, Grilled Pork – $7 VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES (BANH MI) Grilled Pork – $5, Shredded Chicken – $5, Meat Balls – $5, Grilled Pork Patties – $5

ENTREES Red Pepper Calamari – Calamari lightly battered and skillet tossed over a hot fire with red Thai peppers, white onions and garlic – $13 VEGETARIAN General Tso Tofu – Tofu sautéed with dried Thai red peppers in a sweet and tangy sauce – $12

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Pork belly, blood sausage and Korean fried chicken

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MAI PHAM is a freelance food writer, critic and travel writer based in Houston. Her work appears in local and national outlets such as Forbes Travel Guide, Houston Press, My Table Magazine, Examiner.com and 002houston magazine. You might also recognize her for her regular appearances on the Fox 26 Blogger Series, where she dishes about the local food scene. When she’s not eating something scrumptious, she’s usually off traveling the world in pursuit of culinary bliss. Follow her culinary escapades on Twitter or Instagram @Femme_Foodie.

DOSI | CHEF JORDAN ASHER

CUISINE Modern Korean | www.dosirestaurant.com | 2802 S. Shepherd Dr. | 713.521.3674 HOURS Mon – Thu, 5:30pm–midnight

In California, restaurants that do “small plates” are all the rage. From Sonoma to San Diego, you’ll find small plates in Spanish tapas bars to Japanese izakayas and farm-to-table Californian cuisine. Here in Houston, we haven’t fully embraced the phenomenon yet, but Dosi, the new Korean small plates restaurant, is betting that we will. Located on the bustling strip of Shepherd just south of Westheimer, the ambitious new restaurant is sleek and modern. With a minimalist, angular, grey concrete facade you might mistake for an exclusive nightclub when you drive by, this is a restaurant for a fun-loving, metropolitan crowd. A long community table runs the length of the dining room, a place where you can gather with friends over shared nosh while enjoying soju cocktails. Soju, a type of Korean vodka made of rice, wheat and barley, is the drink of choice in Korea. At Dosi, soju is infused with different fruits – you’ll see a wall filled with glass canning jars when you step into the restaurant – which can be sampled individually, as a flight or in a cocktail.

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I highly recommend the “Melondipity,” a refreshing summertime cocktail made of infused mint soju with watermelon and lime. From the kitchen, Executive Chef Jordan Asher and sous chef Daniel Toro are offering beautifully plated dishes that look and taste amazSoju infusions ing. You can tell that attention has been paid to how the plate looks when it arrives at your table: Crispy green kale and tapioca chips are served on black slate; an exquisite tomato salad is served on tan-colored porcelain; playful strips of wagyu beef topped with cilantro and sorrel arrive assembled in the shape of a square on wood oval plate. A shrimp and rice porridge dish, an homage to Southern shrimp and grits, exhibited creamy textures and impeccable seasoning. I didn’t try the signature bo ssam (Korean lettuce wraps) because I absolutely had to have their Korean fried chicken (KFC). Tempura fried and coated in a spicy red sauce with a side of sweet pickled radish, the KFC was the major bomb-diggity, a version worth craving and the best you’ll find.

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CUISINE Coffee and Wine Bar | www.bostahouston.com | 1801 Binz, Ste. 130 | 713.521.3674 HOURS Daily, 7am – midnight

Looking for a new place to hang out in the Museum District? Try Bosta, the new coffee and wine bar by the group that brought you Cloud 10 Creamery. Prominently located on the bottom floor of the newly constructed commercial building on Binz, just down the street from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Children’s Museum, the new cafe is spacious and airy, with a stripped down industrial/warehouse vibe, floor to ceiling windows, a patio area, plush leather couches and banquette seating along the far wall. Designed to be a casual neighborhood eatery, Bosta is open daily from 7am to midnight. Stop in the morning for scratch-made muffins, biscuits or pound bread made by culinary director and pastry chef Chris Leung. Or, order a bigger breakfast, like their Frenchie-inspired croque monsieur, an open-faced sandwich with ham, gruyere and mornay (a béchamel with cheese). While you’re at it, grab a cup of joe. The coffee program was set

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up by Greenway Coffee; and with veteran barista Michelle Dinh at its helm, you’re sure to get an excellent cup of java. Come afternoon, visit to grab a sandwich and Bosta maybe a glass of wine. A friend and I stopped by for a late lunch, grabbing a seat at the bar while we noshed on hot panini sandwiches created by chef/partner Justin Basye. Of the seven Italian-inspired options (including two vegetarian), I got the one with the Trastevere proscuitto, arugula, scamorza Italian cow’s milk cheese and a fig-mustard spread. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the ice cream from Cloud 10 Creamery, which you can order by the scoop or in one of the specialty sundaes. And come nighttime, when you want to unwind, you can do so with a glass of vino while munching wooden board laden with salumi, olives and cheese. If they have it available, make sure to order their imported Spanish jamon Iberico. The whole leg will be on display on the counter, and you can watch as they shave slices off the prized ham by hand.


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Ponzu Crab

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TABLE | CHEF MANUAL PUCHA

CUISINE Contemporary American | www.tablerestaurants.com 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Ste. 6110 | 713.429.1000 HOURS Monday – Friday: 11:30am–3pm; Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm–10pm Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm–11pm When it was announced that Philippe Schmit would depart from his highly acclaimed Philippe Restaurant + Lounge on Post Oak, it was unclear what would become of the restaurant. Would it keep its name without its namesake chef? Would it close indefinitely? Would it re-open as a new concept? After several months of renovation, the Tuna flatbread space formerly known as Philippe has been revamped and relaunched with a fresh new identity: Table on Post Oak. Downstairs, the lounge area has been expanded to include an attractive, long bar area where patrons can partake of drinks and bar bites. There’s also one of the most well-appointed patios in the city—beautifully lit under a bright red awning, with red accents and deep chocolate brown furnishings, and enclosed by lush foliage, perfect for a romantic dinner alfresco. Upstairs, the decor is largely the same, but less formal. The wine and cocktail list comes on an iPad®, which you can peruse to see pictures of the cocktail and get wine pairing suggestions before you buy. The menu, created by newly minted Executive Chef Manuel Pucha, is the kind that you can revisit again and again. His signature dish, for instance, is something you won’t find anywhere else in the city: A salad of lump crab in a sauce of creamy ponzu sauce, the “Ponzu crab” is a sensory delight. Tufts of white crabmeat are plated in vertical chunks within a shallow bowl, so that you scoop each piece up with a spoon. With avocado, jalapeno and cherry tomatoes, each bite is tangy and fragrant, with contrasting textures. “It combines French technique with Asian flavors and ingredients from my Latin heritage,” says Pucha. “I’ve been dreaming about this menu all my life.” Other menu highlights include the tuna flatbread, in which tuna is flattened into thin sheets and placed on top of a lightly fragrant lemon aioli on paper-thin lavash bread—simple and delicious. Seared duck breast, in a soy-tea broth, is also noteworthy, as is the hearty and flavorful, forktender short rib osso bucco.

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TASTE OF THE TOWN HOUSTONIAN CHRIS OGBONNAYA MAY PLAY FOR THE CLEVELAND BROWNS, BUT WHEN THIS RUNNING BACK IS IN TOWN HE’S LOYAL TO A FEW PLACES. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ALUM HAS PLAYED FOR THE BROWNS SINCE 2011. IN THE OFF-SEASON HE GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND IS IN THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING HIS OWN FOUNDATION FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS. HE CAN ALSO BE FOUND SPEAKING AT SCHOOLS TO MOTIVATE YOUTH ON THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING IN SCHOOL AND GETTING AN EDUCATION.

SOLIZ CASA DE TACOS

MEMORIAL PARK They have great trails that I love to run. You can catch me during the off-season with my earphones in a zone, but it’s also a great place to BBQ, which is my favorite type of cooking. And I’m good at it!

NINE INNOVATIONS 5805 Star Lane Houston, TX 77047 307.752.8450 I train there with former teammates. It is run by Abdul Foster, who is the brother of Arian Foster (Houston Texans), a close friend. I attribute my on-field success to working out with them.

DISCOVERY GREEN 500 McKinney Street Houston, TX 77010 713.400.7336 This place has everything from yoga to kayaking and paddle boarding. I’m an outdoors kind of guy even in 100+ degree weather – I can come here and have lots to keep me busy.

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Photography by Alex Mudd

303 Dulles Avenue Stafford, TX 281.499.8359 www.facebook.com/pages/Soliz-Casa-de-Tacos/400242315296 It’s a small hole-in-the-wall taco place that my family ate at quite a bit when I was a child and I still go there.

LANKFORD GROCERY 88 Dennis Street Houston, TX 77006 713.522.9555 A small house-type restaurant that has been around for decades where I can get a great burger.

THE GALLERIA 5085 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77056 713.966.3500 This is my favorite place to hang with a date. Lots of great restaurants, bars and events.


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THE HONEYMOON

Photography by Daniel Ortiz

THE POWER COUPLE

BEST FRIENDS? OPPOSITES ATTRACT? QUARTERBACK AND CHEERLEADER? HOW ABOUT FINE DYNASTIES? WE’RE NOT TALKING CAPULETS AND MONTAGUES – THAT ONE DIDN’T QUITE WORK OUT. WE’RE TALKING COFFEE AND BAR. AS IN BOOMTOWN COFFEE AND THE MINDS BEHIND GRAND PRIZE BAR, BIG STAR BAR, BAD NEWS BAR, ETC. THEY SAID “I DO” AND WE ALL GET TO COME ALONG ON THE HONEYMOON. Yet another all-star bar situated on the block downtown that just won’t stop, The Honeymoon took over the large corner spot on Main and Congress after an extensive renovation, including moving the Boomtown roasting operations into the space. Most of the north wall is windows allowing lots of natural light during your morning toddy mocha. At night, the rich dark wood bar, candlelit tables, sheer curtains and open spaces make for a very inviting evening hangout practically begging you to grab a table or couch and stay a while. We’ll say the renovation set them up to be the spot any time of the day. No need to focus on the coffee in this bar review, we promise it’s awesome (service beginning every day at 7am). It’s a foregone conclusion the bar drinks are going to be good too. Start with a beer or some well chosen wines and bubbles. Coffee cocktails are on the

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menu too because why the heck not. The real treat? A cocktail list from friend and neighbor Justin Burrow (of Bad News Bar). Going with the atmosphere of The Honeymoon, the drink list of course has some clean classic favorites. Other options include such greats as the Corpse Reviver no. 2s, which Juliet sure could have used – you will have to bring yourself back to life with one instead. The Honeymoon experience wouldn’t be complete without food, and it’s in the works with a consulting chef-driven menu set to come out of the kitchen soon (probably serving by the time this prints, so ask for a menu!).

THE HONEYMOON 300 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002 281.846.6995 | www.thehoneymoonhtx.com Mon – Wed: 7am–12am | Thu – Fri: 7am–2am Sat: 10am–2am | Sun: 10am–10pm

We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to enjoy a honeymoon whenever they want. Good news – travel from IAH is now not required. The Honeymoon is just a short drive away.


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HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND | THE WOODLANDS

american 024 GRILLE www.024grille.com 945 Gessner Road. 281.501.4350 *17 | inside Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.thesamhoustonhotel.com

51FIFTEEN

51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com

AMERICAS www.cordua.com 4 Houston locations ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 | www.cordua.com BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218

COOK & COLLINS www.cookandcollins.com 2416 Brazos St. 832.701.1973

LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800

UNDERBELLY www.underbellyhouston.com 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9800

CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196

MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.2632 www.neimanmarcus.com

YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.461.9273

CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com DOWN HOUSE www.downhousehouston.com 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 ELEVEN XI www.elevenxihouston.com 607 W. Gray. 713.529.5881 EDDIE V’S www.eddiev.com •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com FRANK’S AMERICAN REVIVAL 3736 Westheimer. 713.572.8600 www.frankshouston.com GLASS WALL www.glasswalltherestaurant.com 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930 HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com

HEARSAY

002food+drink RESTAURANT LISTINGS

BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440

KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com

CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston

LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111

CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848

LIBERTY KITCHEN www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com 1050 Studewood St. 713.802.0533

CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857 CINQ www.lacolombedor.com 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750

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LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE www.libertykitchenoysterette.com 424 San Felipe. 713.622.1010 LINE & LARIAT | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com

MAX’S WINE DIVE www.maxswinedive.com 4720 Washington. 713.880.8737

ZELKO BISTRO www.zelkobistro.com 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691

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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 PREVIEW [sushi] www.previewmodernseafood.com 4645 Highway 6.

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S 3 Houston locations www.mccormickandschmicks.com

AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636

SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726

MR. PEEPLES [seafood & steakhouse] www.mrpeeples.com 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319

AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com

STRAITS [singaporean] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. 713.365.9922 | www.straitsrestaurants.com

NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181

BLUE FISH SUSHI www.thebluefishsushi.com 550 Texas. 713.225.3474

TIGER DEN www.tigerdentx.com 9889 Bellaire Blvd.. 832.804.7755

OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1302 Nance Street. 832.830.8592

DUA [vietnamese] www.duarestaurant.com 1201 Westheimer. 713.524.5664

UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808

QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700

EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815

UPTOWN SUSHI www.uptown-sushi.com 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200

RDG www.rdgbarannie.com 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111

FISH [sushi] www.fishhouston.com 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294

RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3951 San Felipe. 713.599.1960

GORO & GUN [japanese+noodles] 306 Main. 832.708.6195

BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com

RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations

JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 3 Houston locations | www.noodlesrule.com

GOODE COMPANYwww.goodecompany.com 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530

SEASONS 52 www.seasons52.com • 4410 Westheimer. 713.621.5452 • 842 W Sam Houston Prwy. 713.464.5252

KAM’S [chinese] www.kamscuisine.com 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057

PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com

SHADE www.shadeheights.com 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com

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

TABLE 1800 Post Oak Blv. 713.439.1000 www.tablerestaurant.com

LILO & ELLA www.liloandella.com 2307 Ella. 281.888.5335

THE BISTRO www.bistrosorella.com 800 Sorella Court. 713.827.3545

MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300

THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321

MF SUSHI www.mfsushihouston.com 5887 Westheimer. 832.530.4321

THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com

NARA [korean] www.narahouston.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.628.3995

THE PASS & PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 www.passandprovisions.com TRINITI www.trinitirestaurant.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090

NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com ONAGA [sushi] www.onagapanasian-hub.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888

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breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc. ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 ARAYA www.arayachocolate.com 2 Houston locations AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER 3 Houston locations | www.avalondiner.com BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 BLACKSMITH 1018 Westheimer. 832.360.470 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


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CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623 www.cedarcreek.squarespace.com

INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com

SIPHON COFFEE 701 W. Alabama. 281.974.4426 www.siphoncoffeehouston.com

COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700

ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations | www.islandgrillhouston.com

SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO 904 Westheimer. 713.942.9990 www.southsideespresso.com

COMMON BOND www.wearecommonbond.com 1706 Westheimer. 713.529.35350

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 • 711 Louisina. (DT tunnel system) www.michaelscookiejar.com

D’AMICO’S www.damico-café.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400 DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St.. 713.874.0096

MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com

DRY CREEK CAFÉ www.drycreekcafe.com 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313

ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com

EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282

OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082

FELLINI CAFFE www.fellinihouston.com 5211 Kelvin. 281.888.6654

PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com

FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 www.fountain-view-cafe.com

RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226

FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.3835 www.fuelhealthbar.com

SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com

HARRYS www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198

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SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929 SWEET www.sweethouston.com 801 Town & Country. 713.647.9338 THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com TINY BOXWOOD’S www.tinyboxwoods.com 2 Houston locations

cajun+creole+southern L.A. BAR www.ragin-cajun.com 4302 A Richmond Ave. 713.335.2227 THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 2712 Blodgett St. 713.521.2920 www.thisisithouston.com TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations

european BISTRO LE CEP[french] www.bistro-lecep.com 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985 BRASSERIE 19 www.brasserie19.com 1962 W. Gray. 713.524.1919

THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com

indian ASHIANA www.ashianarestaurant.net 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555

BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net

KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472

CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.521.723

NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.thebombaybrasserie.com

COSTA BRAVA BISTRO [spanish/french] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com

PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022

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

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

OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114

BIRRAPORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com

SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre-tx.com 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 12808 Queensbury Ln. 713.973.9610

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restaurant listings EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306

COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260

EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations

COLTIVARE www.coltivarehouston.com 3320 White Oak Dr. 713.637.4095

EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com

DACAPO’S PASTRY CAFÉ 1141 E. 11th St. 713.869.9141 www.dacapospastrycafe.com

GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710

OSTERIA COPPA www.coppaosteriahouston.com 5210 Morningside. 713.522.3535 OSTERIA MAZZANTINI www.osteriamazzantini.com 2200 Post Oak. 713.993.9898 PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.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

RUTH’S CHRIS www.ruthschris.com 5433 Westheimer Rd. 713.789.2333

NIKO NIKO’S

CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612

SHULA’S Hyatt Hotel | www.donshula.com 1200 Louisiana St. 713.375.4777

PHOENICIA DELI [lebanese] 2 Houston locations | www.phoeniciafoods.com

pizza ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656

MAJORCA [spanish] 207 Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com

PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com 4 Houston locations

MARIA SELMA [mex] www.mariaselma.com 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920

PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222

TONY MANDOLA’S www.tonymandolas.com 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3474

NINFA’S THE ORIGINAL www.ninfas.com 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175

PIZARO’S www.pizarospizza.com 14028 Memorial Dr. 281.589.7277

VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurants.com

PISTOLERO’S www.pistoleroshouston.com 1517 Westheimer. 281.974.3860

REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA www.reginellis.com 12389 Kingsride Lane. 713.468.2727

RADICAL EATS www.radicaleats.com 507 Westheimer. 713.697.8719

STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston locations

latin AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888 ARGENTINA CAFEwww.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877 BATANGA www.batangahouston.com 908 Congress. 713.224.9500 BERRYHILL[texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 CARACOL [mex] www.caracol.net 2200 Post Oak Blvd. 713.622.9996

RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 2 Houston locations 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

steak+chops

CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969

AURA BRASSERIE www.aura-restaurant.com 15997 City Walk. 281.403.2872 BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324 BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.grimaldispizzeria.com JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121 PERRY’S GRILL www.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727 PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com

MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations

THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925

MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720 MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com

CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com

DROUBI BROS. www.droubibrothers.com 507 Dallas St. 713.652.0058

PALM www.thepalm.com 6100 Westheimer Rd. 713.977.2544

CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations | www.cycloneanaya.com

NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square. 713.224.4976

PAPPAS BROS. www.pappasbros.com 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352

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SUGAR LAND

RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704

TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654

mediterranean+greek

VIC & ANTHONY’S www.vicandanthonys.com 1510 Texas Ave. 713.228.1111

FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations

MR. PEEPLES

SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com

VALLONE’S www.vallones.com 947 Gessner. 713.395.6100

TRADICAO [brazilian] 12000 Southwest Frwy. 281.277.9292 www.tradicaosteakhouse.com WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com

THE WOODLANDS 1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.1260 www.1252tapasbar.com AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492 AMERIGO'S GRILLE [italian] www.amerigos.com 25250 Grogans Park Dr. 281.362.0808 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.dimassi.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 Six Pines Dr. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 24 Waterway Ave. 281.203.5641 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

HOUSTONIANS DINE OUT MORE THAN RESIDENTS OF ANY OTHER CITY 4.1 TIMES PER WEEK, COMPARED WITH THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 3.1. THE AVERAGE MEAL IN HOUSTON $32.53 IS LESS THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF $35.10 WWW.VISITHOUSTONTEXAS.COM


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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG 118 A Vintage Park 281.257.3447 Every day – 7am–2pm | www.anotherbrokenegg.com BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 Saturday – 11am–3pm www.beavershouston.com BIRRAPORETTI’S 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.birrarestaurant.com BRADLEY’S FINE DINER 191 Heights Blvd. 832.831.5939 Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.bradleysfinediner.com CAFE BRASIL 2604 Dunlavy St. 713.528.1993 Saturday & Sunday – 7am–2pm www.cafe-brasil.net

CHATTERS CAFE & BISTRO 140 South Heights Blvd. 713.864.8080 Saturday & Sunday – 10am–3pm | www.chatterscafe.com CHOCOLATE DROP CAFE 9029 S. Hwy 6 #190. 281.972.9908 Sunday – 10am–4pm | www.chocolatedropcafe.com COCO’S CREPES 218 Gray St. 713.521.0770 Sunday – Starts at 7am | www.cocoscrepes.com

Beignets

DISH SOCIETY 5740 San Felipe #100. 832.538.1060 Saturday – 7am–3pm & Sunday – 8am–3pm www.dishsociety.com

DISTRICT 7 GRILL 501 Pierce St. 713.751.0660 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm | www.district7grill.com EL BIG BAD 419 Travis St. 713.229.8181 Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.elbigbad.com

BRICK & SPO ON 1312 West Alabama 832.530.4973 | brick andspoonrestaurant.co m Sun: 7am - 2pm Brick & Spoon ta kes their Cajun an d Creole inspired cuisine to a whole other level! Whether you wa nt a meal or a bu iltto-order bloody mar y this neighborhood sto p is topnotch quality. Th e southern experie nc e is even sweeter with their café beignets co ve red in powdered sugar and paired with a housemade seasonal m armalade that ta stes like Thanksgiving! Yo ur taste buds will thank you.

EMBERS AMERICAN GRILLE 5709 Woodway Dr. 832.242.1888 Saturday & Sunday – 10am–3pm | www.embers-american-grille.com FRENCH RIVIERA BAKERY & CAFE 3100 Chimney Rock Rd. 713.783.3264 Monday–Saturday – 7am–3pm LIBERTY KITCHEN 1050 Studewood. 713.802.0533 Saturday & Sunday – 8am–2:30pm www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com PASTELITOS CAFE 1809 Eldridge Pkwy. # 120. 713.632.5178 Every day – 7am–3pm | www.pastelitoscafe.com PECAN CREEK GRILLE 1510 Eldridge Pkwy. #100. 281.759.3663 Every day – 8am–2pm | www.pecancreekgrille.com RIOJA 11920 Westheimer Rd. 281.531.5569 Sunday – Starts at 11am | www.riojarestaurant.com

SALE SUCRE 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.salesucre-tx.com SHADE 250 West 19th St. 713.863.7500 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm | www.shadeheights.com THE BUFFALO GRILLE 1301 S. Voss Road. 713.784.3663 Sunday – 8am–2pm | www.thebuffalogrille.com TILA’S RESTAURANT & BAR 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654 Saturday – 11am–3pm & Sunday – 10am–3pm www.tilas.com WESLAYAN CAFE 2900 Weslayan St. # A. 713.626.3663 Saturday – 10am–1:30pm | www.weslayancafe.com ZELKO BISTRO 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691 Saturday – 11am–3pm & Sunday – 10am–3pm www.zelkobistro.com

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downtown CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE 308 Main, 2nd floor Twitter @badnewsbar 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

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BARS|CLUBS|LOUNGES

SAM BAR | inside The Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.samhoustonhotelbar.com SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537 THE DIRT www.dirtbar.com 1209 Caroline. 713.651.3988

EL BIG BAD 419 Travis. 713.229.8181 www.elbigbad.com

THE PASTRY WAR 310 Main St. | @thepastrywar

ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611

TOC BAR www.tocbar.net 112 Travis. 713.224.4862

FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com

VENUE www.venuehouston.com 719 Main. 713.236.8150

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 LITTLE DIPPER 304 Main St. www.facebook.com/little.dipper

WALTERS DOWNTOWN 1120 Naylor. 713.222.2679 wwwwaltersdowntown.com

galleria+uptown BAR 12•21 www.mortons.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 BELVEDERE www.belvedereinfo.com 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 EL PATIO www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410 PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3177 www.paparruchos.com

LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com

REMINGTON BAR St. Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.stregis.com/houston RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com

MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101

ROXY www.clubroxy.com 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.7699

MOLLY’S PUB www.mollyspubs.com 509 Main. 713.222.1033

THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181

PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR 1201 Fannin. 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com

THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com

RESERVE 101 www.reserve101.com 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101

WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com

LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616

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WINETOPIA www.winetopiatx.com 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149

HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com

THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 www.goodlifemidtown.com

13 CELSIUS www.13celsius.com 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466

JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 www.junctionbarandgrill.com

THE MAPLE LEAF 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com

3RD BAR www.reefhouston.com 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282

KHON’S WINE www.khonsbar.com 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775

WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com

3RD FLOOR 832.384.1960 2303 Smith St. 3rd Floor. www.3rdfloorhouston.com

KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501

montrose+shepherd

LIMELIGHT www.limelighthouston.com 2401 San Jacinto. 832.443.5781

611 HYDE PARK 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070

midtown

ADDIX HOUSTON 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.addixhouston.com BARBARELLA www.barbarellatx.com 2404 San Jacinto. BAR MUNICH www.barmunich.com 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008

MONGOOSE VS COBRA 1011 McGowen 713.650.6872 www.mongooseversuscobra.com MOON TOWER INN 3004 Canal St. www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com

CELTIC GARDENS 2300 Louisiana St. 713.900.2500 www.celticgardenshouston.com CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576 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

MR. PEEPLES

002food+drink

AGORA www.agorahouston.com 1712 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 ANVIL+REFUGE 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com BLUR BAR www.blurbar.com 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447

MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com

BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR 307 Fairview. 713.529.1099 www.barboheme.com

NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net

BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500

PROOF ROOFTOP LOUNGE 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com PUB FICTION www.pubfiction.com 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400

EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531

RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com

FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com

SAINT DANE’S BAR 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com

GASLAMP+ELYSIUM 479 Mcllhenny St. 713.561.2990 www.gaslampmidtown.com

SHOT BAR www.shotbarhouston.com 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000

GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com

ABSINTHE www.absinthelounge.com 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575

STATUS www.statushouston.com 1410 Bell. 713.659.5400 THE DOGWOOD 2403 Bagby St. 281.501.9075 www.thedogwoodmidtown.com

BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com CATBIRDS www.catbirds.com 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.527.9101 CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com COSTA'S ELIXIR LOUNGE 415 Westheimer #101.832.831.1565 www.costashouston.com ETRO LOUNGE www.etrolounge.com 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 GRAPPINO DI NINO 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 www.ninos-vincents.com

GRIFF’S www.griffshouston.net 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912 GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com J.R.’s www.jrsbarandgrill.com 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519 LITTLE WOODROW’S 720 Shepherd. 832.804.9941 6 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 LUSSO LOUNGE 526 Waugh Dr. 713.493.2574 www.littlewoodrows.com MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR www.meteorhouston.com 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com 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 RED LION PUB 2316 S. Shepherd. 713.782.3030 www.redlionhouston.com ROEDER’S PUB 3116 S. Shepherd. 713.524.4994 www.roederspub.com ROSEMONT SOCIAL CLUB 910 Westheimer Rd. 832.530.4698 www.rosemonthouston.com RUDYARD’S www.rudyardspub.com 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521 SONOMA WINE BAR 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com SOUTH BEACH 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com


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THE FLAT www.barflathouston.com 1701 Commonwealth. 713.360.7228 THE HARP www.theharphouston.com 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 THE HAY MERCHANT 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.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 www.zimmsbar.com 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002

museum district MONARCH LOUNGE 5701 Main. 713.527.1800 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com

outer loop

BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691 HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858 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 THE GINGER MAN 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com

CAPONE’S www.caponeshouston.com 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010

RON’S PUB www.ronspub.com 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820

CRU www.cruawinebar.com 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463

SAM’S BOAT www.samsboat.com 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628

DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com

SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE • 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 • 2700 Milam St. www.spotlightkaraoke.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

STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com THE BAR ROYAL Sonesta Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200 THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999

LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com

THE OAK BAR www.theoakbar.net 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9198

LOWBROW 1601 W. Main. 281.501.8288 www.lowbrowhouston.com

THE RAILYARD 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com

BOWLMOR FORMERLY 300 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.bowlmor.com/houston

BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com

PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com

BRIXX BAR www.brixxhouston.com 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811

REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com

CITY OVEN www.thecityoven.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400 CRISP www.crisphouston.com 2220 Bevis. 713.360.0222 D & T DRIVE INN 1307 Enid. 713.868.6165 www.danddtdriveinn.com DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com

UNDERDOGS PUB 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688

FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com

WINSTON’S 5111 Washington. 281.501.9088 www.winstonsonwashingtoncom

HEIGHTS LODGE GASTROPUB 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617

MARQUE 798 Sorella Court. 832.726.1930 www.marquehouston.com

HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com

THE DERRICK TAVERN 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com

HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 832.704.8964 www.hugheshangar.com

VINE WINE ROOM 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com WAKEFIELD CROWBAR 954 Wakefield Dr. 713.686.8388 www.wakefiieldcrowbar.com YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 Sorella Court. 713.461.9273

rice village BAKER STREET PUB 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com

river oaks+kirby

UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282

MARFRELESS 2006 Peden St. 832.954.7019 www.marfrelesshouston.com

W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010

1919 WINE & MIXOLOGY 2736 Virginia St.. 713.568.9197 www.1919wmb.com

MEZZANINE LOUNGE 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399 www.mezzaninelounge.com

BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com

MUGSY’S www.mugsyshouston.com 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118

BIG WOODROW’S 3111 Chimney Rock. 713.784.2653 www.bigwoodrows.com

PHIL’S WINE LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.439.1000

heights+washington ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com BEER MARKET CO. www.beermarketco.com 920 Studemont. 713.426.9035

THE GLASS HOUSE 5219 Washington Ave. 713.518.2132

ELAN www.elanhouston.net 4500 Washington. 832.800.3566

HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE 12848 Queensbury Ln. 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com

LUMEN LOUNGE 5020 Kirby. 281.807.7567

THE CORKSCREW www.houstoncorkscrew.com 1308 W. 20th Street. 713.230.8352

TQLA www.tqla.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237

GALWAY HOOKER IRISH PUB www.galwayhookerhtx.com 5102 Washington. 832.434.1290

THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com

TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.426.1105 www.tapshouseofbeer.com

DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 www.downhousehouston.com

FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com

FIREHOUSE SALOON 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com

SOCIAL JUNKIE 2412 Washington. 832.338.3741

warehouse district LUCKY’S PUB www.luckyspub.com 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 MOON TOWER INN www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com 3004 Canal St. THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 VOODOO QUEEN 322 Milby St. www.facebook.com/liquorandladies WAREHOUSE LIVE 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com

KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com LEI LOW 6412 N. Main. 713.380.2968 LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.861.2653 www.littlewoodrows.com LITTLE J’S www.littlejsbar.com 4218 Washington. 832.649.5293

BIG STAR BAR www.bigstarbar.com 1005 West 19th St. 281.501.9560

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BRINGS NATURE BACK By Nadia Michel | Photography by Gabriella Nissen

HAGEN FRIEND | SON AND ASSISTANT

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OSSILS AND FISH ARE NOT WHAT ONE MIGHT EXPECT TO SEE IN NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SKATE PARK, BUT ARTIST DIXIE FRIEND GAY THOUGHT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE LANDSCAPE OF BOWLS, RUNS AND RAMPS AT SPRING SKATE PARK NEEDED. “THE NATURAL WORLD IS WHERE I FIND MY SPIRITUAL CENTER,” SHE EXPLAINS. The 26-foot-long mosaic she created for the park is just about 19 inches high, perfect for tiny explorers. “It is very colorful and very textural,” she says of the mural, which is in Dylan’s Park, a section adjacent to the skate park and dedicated to children with special needs. The area is designed to engage children who are sight impaired, hearing impaired, autistic or wheelchair-bound. Dylan’s Park is named after an area child who was severely injured and later died from child abuse. Gay has been working on the 3D high fire ceramic, fused glass and smalti tiles in her studio for over a year to create the mural and a 5’ x 5’ mosaic sign. Gay also designed the park’s main gate, featuring an armadillo. “The armadillo is armored, just like skaters who have to wear protective gear,” she says of the reference. The corten steel gate is intended to rust naturally, attaining a coppery patina. “I used to weld, but now I design on digital files,” Gay tell us. Welders assemble the final product according to her specifications. Located on a 10-acre site along Kuykendahl Road near Interstate 45, the skate park is the second largest in the world. It includes a competition-scale Texas bowl featuring a full pipe, 12-foot vert ramp, 10-foot bowl, banked walls and speed hips, plus a couple of backyard-style pools and three flow bowls. A section designed to emulate the street-skating experience has ledges, rails, benches, banks, quarter pipes and stair obstacles.

Gay is no stranger to large-scale art installation in public spaces. Her work can be seen along the Houston METRO North Line, on airport walls in Houston, Dallas and Indianapolis, Sam Houston State University and Texas A&M

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Galveston. In the works is the Lake-ness Monster, a 16ft-high and 30ft-long mosaic dragon-like creature to be displayed in an Austin area park. She is also working on a large welded heron for Oso Park in Corpus Christi. Her work will be the subject of a special exhibit, Dixie Friend Gay: Evolution of Public Projects, at the Beeville Art Museum, opening January 24, 2014.

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MUSEUM DISTRICT 7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org  Life: Survivor Portraits runs through October 12, and serves as an exploration and celebration of the lives that Houston-area survivors of the Holocaust have created for themselves. The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage closes August 31.

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8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org    Summer of Epic Adventure – The Sequel (thru September 3) takes summer to epic proportions where the museum will power up and transform into The League, an elite, superhero institute complete with superhero instructors, action-packed activities, epic live showdowns, character appearances and events.

1 1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org   Beginning on August 16, Darlo Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Closed is both a scientific and artistic adventure that aims to shed light on the unexplored history of the human heartbeat. The exhibit will be complemented by public programs conceived by the artist that will bring Houston’s greatest scientific resources, the medical community and NASA together with the art world. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org   The 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition runs thru September 7. Juried by Malcolm Daniel, curator in charge of the department of photography of special projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the exhibit is a collaborative art project with 37 artists selected from 300 entries from across the world. Of those chosen, 12 are from Texas. 3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org   The Rothko Chapel offers engaging, seasonal programs for the formation of the mind and body. Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing, being held on August 6, is a relaxing yoga class that has been taught by Sat Kartar Singh Kalsa for 37 years. August 21, Summer Sounds on the Plaza: Mariachi Imperial de America is an energetic experience known for its music and is led by Jose Longoria along with his sons. 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org    Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship closes August 30. Thru September 7 are all the following – La Frontera an international exhibition of contemporary jewelry that explores the physical space where the complex relationship between Mexico and US is most evident; Texas Masters Series: Sandie Zilker, a solo exhibition by local metalsmith and educator Zilker; and Color Up/Color Down: Voices from Tangled Garden features the sculptures and installations of Jo Zider.

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5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org   Ends August 9, The Big Show is a juried exhibition for artists living within 100 miles from Houston. Artists subworks of art for a chance to win a $3,000 prize. Opening August 22, Texas Sculpture Group curated by James Surls and in memory of late TSG members Lee Littlefield, Bert Long Jr. and Damian Priour, whose work is also featured in the exhibition.

9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org    Running thru September, Zoom into Nano explores the world of atoms, molecules and other tiny particles that are a part of everyday life. Explore what things are made of, build a computer atom-by-atom or peek inside a butterfly wing. The Health Museum illustrates the endless, and super cool, capabilities of nanotechnology.

6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiersmuseum.com   Founded in 2000 by Vietnam veteran and AfricanAmerican military historian Captain Paul J. Matthews, this nonprofit institution is dedicated to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in the United States. The museum’s historian is Dr. Franklin D.B. Jackson, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran.

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FEATURED 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org   AUGUST 1–29, HSPVA GROUP SHOW IS A JURIED SHOW OF WORK BY HOUSTON’S YOUNG ARTISTS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS (HSPVA) FEATURING WORKS BY STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 WHO WORK IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA. THIS TRIBUTE TO THE CREATIVITY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF HSPVA’S VISUAL ART STUDENTS IS FRESH, INNOVATIVE AND LOTS OF FUN.


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10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org    Running thru mid-August, Magna Carta displays an original edition of the “Magna Carta,” from its home in the United Kingdom. All thru September, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters dives into the perilous world of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other natural disasters. As educational as it is entertaining, Nature Unleashed journeys through the complex science of super-storms and the media’s role in their impact. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org    The new insectarium offers a glimpse of miniature marvels from around the world. From Texas centipedes to leaf cutter ants, this new permanent exhibit showcases bugs and their importance for our ecosystem. Regardless of age, it’s hard to not be fascinated with the impressive collection filled with insects and interesting facts. Also: June saw the birth of two snow leopard cubs and a Hispaniolan Giant Anole.

16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org    The Czech Center promotes and celebrates Czech/Slovak culture, language and history with abundant information on all things Czech. 17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org    Founded in 1987 to respond to a need to educate the public about weather and weather safety. The non- 12 profit corporation was founded by Jill F. Hasling and her father, Dr. John C. Freeman, both Certified Consulting Meteorologists and Fellows of the American Meteorological Society. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org    Presents three educational events in the month of August: Architecture Tour, an exploration of Yoshio

Taniguchi’s first free-standing structure in the United States; Creation Station: Himalayan Mandalas, where guests create their own mandalas and discover the meaning behind the complex art and, more importantly, their artistic talents; and Art Tour, an experience of art on a personal level – guests learn about the various art styles and the time periods associated with them.

12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org   Thru August 28, Vietnamese-American artist Dinh Q. Lê’s Crossing the Farther Shore portrays Vietnam’s elaborate history with spliced, interwoven photographs. Lê’s detailed art shows the daily life of the pre-1975 South Vietnamese citizen with portraits, birthday and holiday photographs, all of which are a contrast to North Vietnam’s Communist government. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org    This summer the MFAH will participate with Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day, September 1. On view through September 1, Soto: The Houston Penetrable is Jesús Rafael Soto’s final and most ambitious work designed as a permanent or semi-permanent indoor piece completed with the help of the viewer’s interaction. A plethora of plastic strands are suspended from the ceiling creating an immersive and kinetic environment, which took almost a decade to produce. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org    Don’t miss More Real Than Reality Itself bringing together single-, multi-channel and installation-based video works by four artists who breathe new life into the medium’s familiar documentary parameters. Andrea Geyer, Camille Henrot, Laure Prouvost and A. L. Steiner use video as a vehicle to communicate their unique understandings of the world. Their works expose video’s capacity for poetry, its materiality and its ability to suggest alternative futures by reframing how we see the present. Thru September 21.

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ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 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 16, Altered Angles: George Grockocki | Shayne Murphy ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 AVIS FRANK GALLERY www.avisfrank.com 1606 White Oak Dr. 713.231.8967 BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Thru August 30, Territory: Martin Durazo and Plinth: Owen Drysdale BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 CAPITOL STREET GALLERY www.capitolstreetgallery.com 6701 Capitol St. 512.785.6403 CARDOZA FINE ART www.cardozaartgallery.com 320 Nance St. 832.548.0404

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CHINELLI LA FRATTA GALLERY www.chinellilafrattagallery.com 1813 Crockett St. 713.869.2727

G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opens August 2, Sho Hot

DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru August 23, Alfredo Scaroina: Reclaimed Matter | Civil Disobedience to Direct Action: David Graeve

GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547

DEFROG GALLERY www.defrog-gallery.com 218 Westcott St. 713.869.2345 DEVIN BORDEN GALLERY www.devinborden.com 3917 Main St. 713.529.2700 Thru August 15, Selections DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 4102 Fannin, Suite 200, 713.223.8346 Thru August 9, DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show and Project Row House present Six of one, half a dozen of the other, a series of co-organized events across Houston including an exhibition at DiverseWorks; a film and video screening at Aurora; and an outdoor installation and public program at Project Row Houses. EAST END GALLERY www.eestudiogallery.com 708 Telephone Rd. Ste. C FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522 FRONT GALLERY www.frontgallery.com 1412 Bonnie Brae St. 713.298.4750

GALLERY JATAD www.galleryjatad.com 1517 Blodgett St. 832.657.4328 Thru August 16, First-Year Anniversary Exhibit: African Masks GALLERY M SQUARE www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070 GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline. 713.659.5424 GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 Showing through October 2014, Americana Vigor

Duality by Yazon Lo

HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY www.hirambutler.com 4520 Blossom St. 713.863.7097 HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru August 16, Print Perspectives NEW HYDE PARK GALLERY www.hydeparkgallery.com

115 Hyde Park Blvd. 713.524.6913 Thru August 23, Seven Selected Artists INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru August 16, Three thousand times, each hour, a different terrain: Titus Kaphar, Wardell Milan, Demetrius Oliver

MUSEUMS OF NOTE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org | 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940 ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com | 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526 Ongoing, Kindred Spirit BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blafferartmuseum.org | 120 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston 713.743.9521 | Ongoing, Candice Breitz: The Woods | Francesca DiMattio: Housewares GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org | 2501 Market St. 409.763.2403 Thru July 6, Ron Adam: Master Printer and Louis Jiminez: Selected Prints

MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu/MuseumOfSouthernHistory 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY www.nmfh.org | 415 Barren Springs Dr. 281.876.3063 Ongoing, The Rural Family Funeral Home: Four Generations of Service & Sympathy ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org | 2402 Munger St. 713.926.6368 PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org | 2521 Holman 713.526.7662

HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org | 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912

STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900

HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org | 2403 Milam 713.524.2526

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM www.umusetsu.org | 3100 Cleburne Ave. 713.313.7145

MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org | 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652 Ongoing, The Artist’s Eye: Three Houston Artists Collect Prints

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Opening August 16, Help Yourself by Sketchy Neighbors is an exhibit using unconventional items such as Easy-Bake Ovens™, cereal boxes and vitamins inspired by the self-help concept. There will be an area for guests to also create their own art pieces using devices created by Sketchy Neighbors. Weirdness is likely to transpire at the opening reception August 16, 6–9pm, benefiting Neighborhood Centers Inc.

McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Thru August 16, Ocular Rhythms: Catherine Colangelo MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1903 Spring St. 713.259.9226 Featuring Bill Meek glass art

MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671

REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 Opens July 5, Lorna Obermayr

THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278

MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Thru August 9, Some Truths to Learn from Leaves: Elinor Evans

RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966

SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 1506 W. Alabama 713.529.1313 Opens August 2, Mexican Masters

WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082

SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.springstreetstudios.com 1824 Spring St. 713.862.0082

ZOYA TOMMY CONTEMPORARY www.zoyatommy.com 4411 Montrose Blvd., Unit F 713.523.7424 Thru August 9, Snail Trail

MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 713.722.0099 NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 832.830.8778 NICOLE LONGNECKER GALLERY www.longneckergallery.com 2625 Colquitt St. 713.591.4997

THE COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616

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NICOLE LONGNECKER GALLERY www.longneckergallery.com | 2625 Colquitt St. | 713.591.4997

THE MISSION www.themissionprojects.com 2219 Montrose Blvd. 713.874.1182

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ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL… TAKE A FRIEND TO ONE.

Summer’s a great time for outdoor screenings, so be sure to catch the groovy “Movies at Miller” (www.milleroutdoortheatre.com) series, which features “Rock Docs” (“Big Easy Express” on 8/12; “Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story” on 8/13; and “Stop Making Sense” on 8/14) and “Space Tales” (“The Forbidden Planet” on 8/19; “The Right Stuff” on 8/20; and “Gravity” on 8/21). • If you missed it last month, the much-anticipated new film from Richard Linklater, “Boyhood,” (pictured) is going wide on August 1. • And the lovely annual “Summer Israeli Film Series” (http://www.erjcchouston.org/arts/summer-israeli-film-series/) wraps up this month with “Halfon Hill Doesn’t Answer” (“Giv’at Halfon Eina Ona”), a film proving that it’s better to make laughter not war. Sundance Cinemas (www.sundancecinemas.com/houston.html) is busy this month with “Code Black” (pictured, 8/1) – a fascinating doc on emergency rooms by first time filmmaker Ryan McGarry M.D.; the 1996 Éric Rohmer film, “A Summer’s Tale” (8/8); “Dinosaur 13” (8/15, about the world’s biggest dino discovery); and the luscious, it’ll-make-you-want-to-travel-to-Italy film, “A Trip to Italy” (8/29). • 14 Pews (www.14pews.org) kicks off the month with the Houston premiere on 8/2 of the “Festival of (In)Appropriation,” a found film smorgasbord complemented with a showing of 14 Pews’ founder/director Cressandra Thibodeaux’s sadly beautiful mixed media series, “Oil on Water,” based on appropriated images of the BP Oil Spill. Other films hitting the Pews this month are “The Edukators” (8/6); “Addicted to Acting” (8/13); and a Swedish film festival starting 8/29…details TBD. Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei is featured in “The Fake Case” (pictured) at The Museum of Fine Arts (www.mfah.org) on 8/22–24 and Italian-born, Houston-based filmmaker Roberto Minervini’s film “Stop the Pounding Heart” will screen on 8/8 and 8/9; the director will attend the 8/8 screening. The MFAH and Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) are co-presenting the “Boot Camp World Premiere” on 8/9 which features films by the anklebiters at the APS summer camp. • And if it’s good times you’re looking for, head to the Aurora Picture Show on 8/21 for their SXSW Film H-Town Happy Hour (free with advance RSVP). • The Pantheon of Women’s super informative website, www.pantheonofwomen.com, is up and running – they’re a dynamic Houstonbased group that produces and presents film and television projects that change the way women are perceived by men and the way women perceive themselves.

Sarah Gish is an artist/mama/connector/igniter who owns Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family and business enrichment company that champions culture, makes connections and ignites lives. She loves marketing but loves seeing people’s eyes light up with life even more. 38. august 14 | www.002mag.com

EVENT THE 2014 HOUSTON SYMPHONY CENTENNIAL BALL WHERE JESSE H. JONES HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Over 500 guests walked the red carpet into the Jesse H. Jones Hall to celebrate the first 100 years of the Houston Symphony. The white-tie soiree included a five-tiered stage transforming the space for a concert, seated dinner and dancing inside the hall to pay tribute to the individuals and foundations that have supported the Houston Symphony over the years. The centennial ball raised $2.6 million for the Symphony’s education and community engagement programs. Photography by Fulton Davenport, Wilson Parish, Michelle Watson and Anthony Rathbun

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FRESH ARTS SCENE

TAKING IT EASY THIS SUMMER? GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STAYCATION AND SEE WHAT THE ARTS IN HOUSTON HAS TO OFFER. – xoxo Fresh Arts A VERY TAMARIE CHRISTMAS The Catastrophic Theatre By Tamarie Cooper, Patrick Reynolds, and friends July 18 – August 30 shows at 8:00pm What would summer in Houston be without Christmas? Err, without a new Tamarie Cooper musical comedy extravaganza? This year Tamarie trains her zany wit on Christmas and our holiday-obsessed culture. It’s never too early to put out the inflatable yard decorations or to spread holiday musical comedy cheer! But Tamarie’s quest for the Greatest Christmas Musical Ever quickly devolves into a politically correct “Secular Commemoration of an Indeterminate Event.” Searching for true holiday spirit, Tamarie and the gang lead us, Holiday Inn style, through the great American holiday traditions – from family favorites Armistice Day, Arbor Day and Flag Day, to the greeting-card golems of Mother’s Day, Secretary’s Day and Great-Uncle’s Day – with a stop on President’s Day for giant savings on every mattress in stock! – Pay What You Can – 1119 East Fwy. For more information, visit: www.catastrophictheatre.com.

HOUSTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL The University of Houston August 1 – 10, Performances take place at 8:30pm

Each summer, the Houston Shakespeare Festival produces a season of two Shakespeare plays in repertory. Since its inception in 1975, HSF has entertained nearly a half million theatergoers with free performances in Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. The Houston Shakespeare Festival will perform “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” August 1, 3, 5 and 7 and “Henry IV part I,” August 2, 6, 8 and 10. (Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.,) – all performances are free. For more information, visit: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com.

ARS LYRICA PERFORMANCE Ars Lyrica Sunday, August 17, at 4pm

Ars Lyrica Houston, in partnership with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents a gallery concert to complement the exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House. Enjoy a beautiful program of chamber music with works by Handel, Purcell and Arne. The Museum Fine Arts, Houston, Gallery 214 (1001 Bissonnet St.,) – Free concert with museum admission. For more information, visit: www.artslyrica.org.

SUMMER SERIES ART EXHIBIT Silver and Winter Street Studios August 22 6–9pm Summer Series is a two-part series of art exhibits in July and August. ONE HUNDRED local artists will open their private studios to the public. Sponsors include Beaver’s, Aviation Gin, Zing Vodka, Atlantico Rum and Deep Eddy Vodka. (Silver Street Studios 2000 Edwards St., and Winter Street Studios 2101 Winter St.,) – Free. For more information, visit: www.stagestheatre.com.

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YOU’RE FLYING TO NEW YORK TOMORROW? Yes! I’ve been trying to get everything packed. My flight leaves at like five in the morning, so I may be reaching that point of not going to sleep at all. CAN YOU SLEEP ON FLIGHTS? That’s all I do. It’s almost involuntary for me. It’s crazy. As soon as they start pressurizing the cabin, I’m outta there. [laughs] AND THEN DO YOU CARRY OVER THE ENERGY FROM TRAVELING INTO THE SHOW? YOUR SHOW’S TOMORROW, RIGHT? Really, once you get on stage, you don’t remember that you haven’t slept in two days. Until you get back off the stage again, and you remember that your knee’s busted. [laughs] Once you hit the stage, it’s easy to forget all that. HOW DO YOU WRITE? I have GarageBand on my iPad®, so I can do it in the hotel if the mood strikes and I just gotta get something out. Usually, though, the travel kind of comes in spurts. Like this month it’s really heavy travel, but we don’t leave town again until October. So then I’ve got lots of time in between to take care of stuff at home. Write, rehearse and all that stuff.

ALYCIA MILES

WERE YOU GETTING INTO MUSIC BEFORE YOU WERE SINGING? I think I was always a fan of writing. I was a fan of the lyrics. Betty Wright was one of my all-time favorites. That’s because she had these stories. So I’m getting in trouble because I’m listening to all these blues singers and these stories are so funny, they’re so interesting, but my mom was like, “You can’t be listenin’ to that! You’re too young!” But it was so fascinating to me. And then after I went to my first live show, I was like, “Okay, I wanna do this. This is what I wanna do.” WELL, NOBODY ELSE WAS USING THAT NAME ANYMORE. I would hope not. But yeah! When we would tour for the summers and stuff — the first group was singing, like hip-hop R&B — the second group was pop. So it required me to dance a lot, which I’m terrible at. So I had to rely really heavy on my vocal talent and my writing ability, because I was really hoping that nobody would notice that I could not dance. That was all before graduating high school. It’s been a while.

Interview by Lance Scott Walker

Photography by Anthony Rathbun

WHAT KIND OF STUFF WERE YOU SINGING WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED? I was in this girl group called N-tyse, which was made up of my big sister, her best friend and my best friend. We were like hip-hop and R&B, and I was one of the lead singers. We were like 14, and we were actual professionals. We were opening up for artists, we were traveling. My mom was our manager, and my best friend’s mom, and I was writing songs for us. Even today I can remember lyrics to some of those songs. It was hilarious. It was me and my best friend, and we would write the songs and sing them. It was really fun. And then when I left that group, I joined another group called Entyse, ironically enough. WHEN DID YOU FIND THE DIRECTION THAT TOOK YOU WHERE YOU ARE NOW? It started to take shape after the group. I started getting really into like the Erykah Badus and the Jill Scotts and all of that really heavily musical work. Even in high school, because I went to HSPVA, so it was getting in there and being around all those amazing jazz singers and jazz musicians. Hearing all of that it was like, “Oh, man — all these complex chord structures…” There was so much more to music than what I’d been exposed to up until that point. And so by expanding that way, I was like, “Okay, I wanna see what else there is.” What other kind of music, what other kind of genres. So I just kind of started diving into other kinds of stuff. SO WHAT OTHER KIND OF GENRES? One of my favorite artists is Feist. I love “Twice” by Little Dragon. My favorite song in the whole world. I don’t know what it is about that song or why that song makes me want to bawl my eyes out, but it is the most beautiful song in the world to me. I sing it as a cover, and I sing it in places where people have no idea who Little Dragon is, and people will be like, “That’s such a great song! Did you write that song?” And I tell them who it is, and they’re like, “I would never listen to that!” And I’m like, “I know. We’ve gotta expand our horizons.” www.alyciamiles.com

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EVENT HOUSTON FOOD BANK’S F.R.E.S.H. LAUNCH PARTY WHERE THE GROVE Partygoers mingled while enjoying cocktails and light bites to celebrate the launch of Houston Food Bank’s new young professional group. Guests learned how to become involved with the Houston Food Bank as a f.r.e.s.h. member. Guests left invigorated knowing their participation with f.r.e.s.h. will make a difference in the fight against hunger in the Greater Houston community. Photography by Maggi Massad

Michelle Vzick, Kim Gandy, Dionella Martinez, Lauren Kupor

Shari Bingham, Lisa Pounds, Shavonnah Schreiber, Lauren Yapundich

Mandy Marti, Valerie Hawthorne

Zach Blakeman, Ashlyn Blakeman Reggie and Sloane Young

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NONPROFIT | PEOPLE OF HOUSTON | WHERE TO LIVE NOW | SCENE Photography by Armin Razmy

LOCAL+COMMUNITY

IN MY NEVER-ENDING QUEST TO FIND INSPIRATION, I’VE COME ACROSS A PRETTY COOL MOVEMENT CALLED ROCK YOUR BLISS, CREATED BY MARY BETH LARUE AND JACKI CARR, BEST FRIENDS WHOSE MISSION IS TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO LIVE THEIR BEST LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF YOGA, COACHING AND COMMUNITY. THE DUO HOST A WORKSHOP AT THE YOGA COLLECTIVE IN GARDEN OAKS THIS MONTH.

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WHAT LED YOU TO WALK THIS PATH AND WHY? Jacki Carr – I studied Communications in college and I am realizing now that my love affair with language is beautifully leading my work in goal coaching, powerful speaking and living your own truth. After starting at the agent/ PR life in Hollywood, I found lululemon athletica in Santa Monica and my mentor and igolu founder Susanne Conrad walked through the door. I shadowed her events and as I felt my entire being begin to vibrate; I knew this was work I wanted to be leading. I have since launched my own company, and Rock Your Bliss was born with Mary Beth

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LaRue. Listening to people declare their gifts to the world, is there anything better? WHY IS YOGA SO IMPORTANT IN COHESION WITH JACKI’S WORK? Mary Beth LaRue – Talking about our goals and dreams and where we may be holding ourselves back can get very cerebral. By taking it to the yoga mat, we are able to integrate what we’ve been discussing or “workshopping” in a way that helps us to feel it in our bodies. For example, if one of the things that you’ve learned during Rock Your Bliss is that your main core value is freedom and you’d like to feel that,

you can try that on in your yoga practice. It truly lands and anchors the work in your body, integrating the mind and the matter. Using your mat as your mini-universe to practice how you operate off of it. It is very powerful work, and we love to keep it playful at the same time. HOW DID YOU TWO GET TOGETHER FOR THESE WORKSHOPS? Jacki – We were sitting on the beach at O’ahu last February chatting about our goals, sipping a piña colada and dreaming big. I shared with Mary Beth how the practices from my own coaching work have really started to show up

and land while on the mat in her yoga classes. It was one of those a-ha moments – we looked at one another and were like, let’s bring it to the world so everyone can feel this radical bliss movement in the mind and the body. And we have been blisscrafting ever since, with our first retreat to Sayulita last February, workshops in Philly, Venice and upcoming in Houston, and a 4-day retreat to San Luis Obispo in September! For more information, visit www.houstonyogacollective.com, under “workshops.” www.rockyourblissmovement.com


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MORAN NORRIS

FOUNDATION FORMER NFL PLAYER AND WIFE’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TEAMS UP WITH A GROUP OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS TO BRIDGE EDUCATIONAL, ATHLETIC AND CHARACTER-BUILDING PROGRAMS TO SYNERGIZE INNER-CITY YOUTH

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oran and Tamara Norris know firsthand what it means to be surrounded by daily challenges while growing up in inner-city Houston, yet still be in position to realize your academic and professional dreams. Both graduated from public, inner-city schools – Tamara, from Jesse H. Jones High School in South Park MORAN NORRIS FOUNDATION and Moran, from James Madison High School in Hiram Clarke. Both excelled in higher education: 281.773.7844 Tamara ultimately received a bachelor of business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M www.morannorrisfoundation.org University; Moran received dual degrees in communication studies and crime & delinquency from the University of morannorrisfoundation@gmail.com Kansas, post earning a full athletic scholarship. After dating, marriage, seven successful years at their careers (in corporate financial accounting as a certified public accountant for Tamara, and a stellar professional football career as a fullback for the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans for Moran) and encouragement from family and close friends (including pivotal Since transitioning her career to private accounting consulting, Tamara now devotes more time to MNF, advice from Moran’s childhood mentor, Lucy Bremond) in including overseeing its administrative operations. Per Tamara, “Every year, we implement several pro2005, this dynamic duo co-founded the nonprofit Moran grams with area partner schools. Our Shopping for Good Character Program identifies 100 middle Norris Foundation (MNF) to delve more deeply into their philschool students on the merits of their character and rewards them a $100 gift card and shopping spree anthropic interests. outing, with a second opportunity to win (via an essay writing competition) an iPad® and an invitation to attend our Foundation’s Annual Follow Me to the Stars Charity Gala. Our Pay Now Play Later Program Per Moran, “Tamara and I always envisioned giving back to affords Moran up-close-and-personal mentoring opportunities in locker room settings with high school athHouston by working with underrepresented youth and schools letes, where he discusses the value of excelling in school and exhibiting good character on and off the similar to our own childhood experiences. By establishing the field. Our Sports and Agility Camp is a free, all-inclusive sports, health and wellness clinic for boys and Foundation and with the support of our hard-working execugirls of all age groups held during the summer; it was recently reimaged to offer a nutrition component. tive team, board of directors and volunteers, we’ve been able We’ve also underwritten art programs in schools through our Athletes for Art Program, where students to develop and implement programs that motivate inner-city work with local artists to create campus murals at their schools. We’ve had great support over the years. youth in Houston. MNF touches students of all ages. Our proAs our Foundation celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2015, we look forward to cultivating more relagrams have truly made a significant difference in the lives of tionships with local and national business leaders to infuse more participation. We look forward to promany students throughout Houston.” gram expansion to impact an even greater student audience.”

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Photography by Anthony Rathbun

ASHLEY DIAZ Part of town you live in: Galleria Origin: Native Houstonian Occupation: Real Estate Agent with Camelot Realty

LAVAR ROBINSON Part of town you live in: Willowbrook Origin: Louisiana Occupation: Executive Chef, Reigns Food Truck

If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy? Real estate. The Houston market is growing, and we are still the most affordable large city. If you never had to work, what would you do? I would spend time with my husband/kids and travel. What do you do in your spare time? Exercise and explore changing condominium trends in the local real estate market. Where is your most favorite place to hang out? I’m more of a homebody. I enjoy being home with family.

What attracts you to a person? The special look in their eyes. What is the worst fashion trend you loved? Penny loafers. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? A house for my dad in Houston so that I could visit without the long drive. Who is your favorite musician? Kenny G. What’s your signature scent? Roasted garlic. Favorite bar? Chula’s.

JENNIFER JAX Part of town you live in: East End Revitalized Origin: Buffalo, New York Occupation: Realtor, In the Loop Properties

BRITTANY BLY Part of town you live in: 3rd Ward Origin: The Suburbs Occupation: Founder, Pop Shop Houston

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? Champagne to celebrate!!! What was your most embarrassing moment? Sent an inappropriate text to a client by mistake. What was the best concert you ever attended? Cher, Las Vegas. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My nose. Where would you like a vacation home? Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. What’s your signature scent? Cartier Le Baiser Du Dragon.

Where is your favorite place to shop? I like one-of-a-kind pieces so I’m a big fan of Settlement Goods and Space Boutique. What is one thing you can’t live without? Yoga. Who is your favorite musician? My favorite local musician is Lucas Gorham. His new project, The New Mercies, is amazing. How would you describe your style? I like to dress really preppy so no one can tell when I’m up to something mischievous. What celebrity would you like to get style tips from? Chloe Sevigny.

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EVENT GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART BENEFIT AND AUCTION WHERE GLASSELL SCHOOL More than 300 guests attended the annual benefit dinner and auction with over 70 artworks by students from the Glassell School. Supporters posed for photos by a wrecking ball installed by the school, commemorating the last year the benefit will be held in the current building. The benefit raised $425,000 for the school’s operating budget. Photography by Jenny Antill Christopher Gardner, Sara Dodd, Gary Tinterow, Gregory Fourticq Jr.

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Becca Cason Thrash, Phoebe Tudor

Andrew Echols, Catherine and Dean Giuffre

Susie and Sanford Criner, Jereann Chaney

Claire and Doug Ankenman

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WHERE TO LIVE NOW

Illustration by Paige Moore

FOUNDED IN 1908, Bellaire (with a population of 16,855 as of the 2010 Census) in southwest Harris County is run by a city manager style of government. From the historic Bellaire streetcar still displayed to awardwinning schools including Episcopal High School, HISD’s Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School in the Gordon Elementary School building to Pin Oak School – this is one diverse city within the city. One of the most amazing shows of community support is the evolution of Teas Nursery which closed in 2010, when the Rubenstein family foundation bought the property, donating it to become Evelyn’s Park. As of print, Phase One directed by the 8member board of the Evelyn’s Park Conservancy is complete, with construction slated for end of the year. www.evelynspark.org With public pools, parks like the Ross Pitman Park and the Nature Discovery Center and even one of the city’s most elaborately decorated Christmas homes, Bellaire is a gem that makes Greater Houston so unique.

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NEIGHBORHOOD INSIDER – Ann Moore is married to Mark McCullough, they have two teenaged daughters and they have lived in Bellaire 27 years. What I like best about living in Bellaire is that I live in a small town, though we are surrounded by Houston. There is a real sense of community and the ability to participate in local government. Living in Bellaire also means that all of the great places to work, play and dine in Houston are easy to reach. Bellaire has changed so much in 27 years. Most of the small bungalows have been torn down and large houses built. Many of the trees have suffered and died due to the construction. I believe that there needs to be more effective protection of Bellaire’s mature trees.


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ON OUR RADAR REAL ESTATE

The Alley Theatre’s historic downtown building is undergoing its first major renovation since its opening in 1968. As the Alley Theatre undergoes this yearlong renovation, all 2014-2015 season performances will be held at the University of Houston’s main campus. Construction on the Alley Theatre building began July 2014 and will continue through the summer of 2015, with the grand opening of the renovated Alley Theatre scheduled for October 2015.

The Strand Historic Lofts, located at 2400 Mechanic Street in Galveston, was originally a printing press built in 1890. The classic building has been transformed into signature residences highlighting the allure of the Historic District. Located on The Strand, residents can walk out of their front door into the heart of Galveston’s dining, shopping and entertainment district. The signature 37 condominium residences with urban flair feature controlled-access entry, gated garage parking, fitness center and a rooftop deck. Residents may choose from unique one- or twobedroom floor plans ranging in size from approximately 900sf to nearly 1,900sf and are priced from the low $200s. www.thestrandlofts.com

THINGS ARE HEATING UP THIS SEASON AT GREENSTREET AS THE DOWNTOWN MIXED-USE PROPERTY (WHOSE TENANTS INCLUDE HOUSE OF BLUES AND FOREVER XXI, AMONG OTHERS) UNVEILS TO VISITORS ONE OF ITS NEWEST AMENITIES: THE LAWN – A 2,193SF OUTDOOR GREEN SPACE NESTLED JUST STEPS FROM MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE PROJECT’S NEW HOME FOR ITS CALENDAR OF YEAR-ROUND ENTERTAINMENT AND SPECIAL EVENTS. www.greenstreetdowntown.com

Croix Custom Homes opened its sales center for Courtlandt Manor, an exclusive development of 14 four-story townhomes inspired by Wroxton Abbey, located at 411 Lovett in the heart of the Montrose district last month. “Courtlandt Manor is luxurious city living at its best; everything is within reach for our residents,” said Mike Croix, president of Croix Custom Homes. The townhomes, which start at $875,000, offer a classic brick exterior and sleek sophisticated interiors that surround a well-landscaped courtyard. The development is centrally located near some of the city’s finest art galleries, eateries, shopping and entertainment destinations. www.CourtlandManor.com

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EVENT MORAN NORRIS FOUNDATION KICK-OFF PARTY WHERE ARCODORO

VIPs, media and sponsors came together at Houston’s premiere Italian restaurant for an evening of good company sponsored by 002houston magazine and BMW West Houston, as guests enjoyed light bites and Moran’s signature #44 Don Julio cocktail.

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EVENT RUNWAY FOR A CURE HOUSTON WHERE PROOF BAR AND PATIO

The night kicked off with a fashion show at Proof Bar benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while celebrating the LLS’ Man and Woman of the Year campaign nominees.

Photography by lastnightpics.com

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EVENT SALUTE TO PRIMAVERA WHERE 51FIFTEEN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE AT THE GALLERIA The Galleria and Cadillac teamed up with the Houston Symphony to host the official Salute to Primavera event celebrating the Centennial Ball After-Party. More than 400 fashion-forward Houstonians enjoyed cocktails and a live DJ as Page Parkes models strutted the stage showcasing the latest fashions. Photography by Dave Rossman

CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT WOW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE WHERE DRESS FOR SUCCESS HOUSTON Women of Wardrobe (WOW) hosted its 11th Annual Membership Drive at Dress for Success Houston featuring designer Chloe Dao and inspirational stories from Dress for Success clients and plenty of reasons to join WOW. Of the more than 120 women who attended, 47 ladies joined WOW, a volunteer branch of women raising funds and awareness for Dress for Success Houston. Photography by Roswitha Vogler

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BORN COOL. GROWN HIP | THINGS I LOVE | MENTERTAINMENT | FAT FINDS | DESTINATION

Eastpak’sWyoming Ticki Tacki is perfect for the city traveller and Rowlo Into the Out Pearl; both at www.holyrail.com

Kilo Pack in Hawaiian Heather $59.95 Rip it with Burton’s well thought out packs. www.burton.com

STYLE+LEISURE

BACKPACKS

HCSC Shred Scout Pack in Orange/Blue $84.95

THE QUINTESSENTIAL BACKPACK… THIS RELIABLE CATCHALL GENERALLY GETS TAKEN FOR GRANTED UNLESS IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND YOU’RE A KID WHO STILL LIKES SCHOOL. OTHERWISE, IT TENDS TO BRING MEMORIES OF TOO MUCH HOMEWORK AND FAILED TESTS. UNTIL YOU GROW UP AND REALIZE HOW VERSATILE A GOOD BACKPACK CAN BE. HERE IS OUR CURRENT ROUNDUP OF CHIC AND USEFUL BAGS FOR TRAVEL, WORK AND EVEN BABY BAGS!

Carry it old school with MOJO Backpacks’ speaker bags equipped with two speakers that can be connected to an iPhone®, iPad® or mp3 player. www.mojobackpacks.com

Topo for Woolrich Klettersack is made in the USA in grey woolen fabrics, cognac leather tabs and pops of color – perfect for travel, work or a hike. www.topodesigns.com

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The good old Basic College Backpack $16 at www.dormco.com

Making quality backpacks since 2009 in Vancouver, Canada, Herschel Supply’s Little America Backpack is a classic. www.herschelsupply.com

Timbuk2 designed this bad boy exclusively for Apple®. The 15” Spire Backpack for Macbook Pro® wraps your equipment in waterproof protection with easy access and tons of compartments. www.apple.com


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I’VE GOT BABY FEVER, AND AS OF PRESS I’M 10 WEEKS AWAY FROM MEETING OUR BABY GIRL. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I’VE COME ACROSS THAT I’M LOVING AND HAD TO SHARE! Carla Valencia de Martinez I try to use all organic products, especially when I’m pregnant or nursing, and Earth Mama Angel Baby makes it easy. This Family On-the-go Travel Kit comes with a bottom balm that doubles for bug bites, rashes and more, an organic Wellness Tea for mom, Happy Mamma Spray that helps ease the queasies, a calming lavender shampoo & body wash and more. | $29.95 | www.earthmamaangelbaby.com

SKYLAR LUNA’S OMBRE ROMPER IS THE SOFTEST 100% ORGANIC COTTON WHICH MEANS IT WILL JUST GET BETTER WITH WASHES.

www.skylarluna.com

SAPLING IS THE CUTEST TINY COMPANY OUT OF AUSTRALIA MAKING 100% ORGANIC COTTON BABY WEAR. HOW CUTE IS THIS LACE BODYSUIT IN THE FLAMINGO VINE PRINT? WWW.SAPLINGCHILD.COM

I love the hand-made quality of Hiho Batik’s designs. Plus the colors and designs are fun for kids! India Onesie pink onesie with elephant and blue striped Sailor Heart Tee www.hihobatik.com I can’t wait to use aden + anais portable change pad. It’s oversized and versatile and can be used to swaddle, cover and more. And it’s washable. www.adenandanais.com

It’s so easy to just pack lunch in disposable bags, but the lesson we teach our children in reusing is priceless. I love Planet Box’s Lunchboxes. Stainless steel and eco-friendly, they are great for preparing healthy portion controlled meals for kids. www.planetbox.com OBSESSED WITH WWW.BABYLIST.COM IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. BASICALLY IT’S LIKE PINTEREST. I CAN REGISTER FOR THINGS ALL OVER THE PLACE, EVEN OBSCURE TINY COMPANIES LIKE SOME OF THE ONES ABOVE AND BABYLIST TRACKS AND ORGANIZES IT ALL. PLUS 30 DAYS BEFORE THE BIRTH THEY SEND ME A COMPLETION DISCOUNT FOR THINGS NOT GIFTED. OBSESSED!

It doesn’t get more stylish than Stokke’s baby stroller. (Too bad I already have a stroller.) The summer kit is perfection for Houston weather. Stokke® Xplory® with Stokke Xplory Summer Kit Stroller $1099 and Summer Kit $199 Total is $1298 www.stokke.com

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By Carla Valencia de Martinez and Gabriella Nissen

I’ve been a huge fan of Aden + Anais since my first child. This (PRODUCT) RED special edition of swaddles rocks, plus 10% of the sales goes straight to the Global Fund to prevent the spread of AIDS specifically from a mother to her child to help provide for an AIDS-free generation in Africa. www.adenandanais.com

Not going to lie, the packaging sold me on these cleaners initially, but Simply Spotless is made up of only four products to clean the entire home: a wood cleaner, a fabric cleaner, a glass + surface cleaner and a hand cleaner. What could be better than eco-conscious cleaners that don’t look bad if left out? www.simplyspotlessny.com

THE SOUND THIS MARSHALL STANMORE SPEAKER DELIVERS IS UNPARALLELED. PAIR THAT WITH ITS BLUETOOTH CAPABILITIES AND THE VINTAGE LOOK AND IT’S THE PERFECT ACCESSORY FOR ANY HOME. $399 AT WWW.APPLE.COM

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Turns out Gaby and I both have this house rule of no shoes in the house. It’s a great idea, but rather hard to enforce especially when you have guests and it requires something to put shoes in that’s attractive. Gaby discovered this tray at Target. Currently I’m using an old Chinese planter at the front door.


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"Magnolia" by Gabriella Nissen

ART AROUND MY HOME MAKES ME SO HAPPY. WE HAVE THE WORKS OF SEVERAL LOCAL ARTISTS THAT MAKE ME SMILE DAILY. FROM GABRIELLA NISSEN’S MAGNOLIA TO THIS PICTURE OF THE VIRGIN MARY PRINTED ON ALUMINUM AND ALLISON HUNT’S PAINTED WOLF – SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS.

I love all the local artisans we have right here in town that can make, fix or create just about anything. Gino Vian made this mirror to my specifications. (He’s also the man behind the looks of Corner Table and the new Ruggles Black.) www.themerchanthouston.com

"Aerial Hunter" by Allison Hunter

"Virgin" by Medrano

HERE’S A CHEAP AND EASY DIY. I bought this print in Austin and found the frame at an antique store. I gold leafed the moving frame with a Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit ($12; on www.amazon.com). Then I took the frame to Lowe’s and had them cut a piece of glass to fit (about $12). And that’s it! Instant art.

www.parachute.com bedding is designed in LA and manufactured in Italy. From pillowcases with back envelope enclosures rather than side openings (because they lie better) to bedding sets without a top sheet. I am in love with the simplicity and quality of their limited edition Linen Duvet Cover Set inspired by summers on the Amalfi Coast. Need they say more? I love the sea color. $299

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the DETAILS BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER AT YOUR HOME TO WATCH AN ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALE OR LISTEN TO A NEW RELEASE OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST DOESN’T HAVE TO SEND YOU INTO PARTY PLANNING MODE. WITH THE RIGHT DETAILS YOU CAN HAVE GUESTS OVER SPONTANEOUSLY AND NOT BREAK A SWEAT. Share your Gulf Coast pride with these Gulf Coaster coasters. Biscuit Home | www.biscuit-home.com

Photography by Arthur Garcia

By Vico Puentes

Stock snack options for easy access for impromptu gettogethers. Compartes Chocolatier, founded in 1950 on the principle of bringing European chocolate techniques, recipes and artistry to the United States, continues to appeal to gourmet food lovers worldwide. Try their Infinite Dream chocolate bar series. Settlement Goods | www.settlementgoods.com Batik napkins are so much nicer than paper. Find similar ones on www.etsy.com

Lostine’s cutting board doubles as a serving tray. Finally, beauty and utility merge. Settlement Goods | www.settlementgoods.com

These Classic Laguiole Butter Knives come in handy when setting up small bite options for guests. Plus they are available in multiple options of material and colors. Biscuit Home | www.biscuit-home.com

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Elegant in appearance and gorgeous in sound, BeoPlay A9 by Bang & Olufsen is a one-point music system capable of handling all of your music needs. Designed and crafted like a beautiful piece of furniture, all you need is a digital music source and the music system will take care of the rest. Bang & Olufsen | 2800 Kirby Dr. | 713.664.1188


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Styled by: marzifat Photography by Gabriella Nissen

If you aren’t used to wearing a loose, flowy dress, you can always find a cute belt to cinch the waist. Beaded belt: Free People Galleria

CAFTANS

I’M SURE YOU IMMEDIATELY THINK BEACHWEAR BUT WHY NOT THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX? SAY CUTE LUNCH OUTFIT? WEDDING ATTIRE? EVEN GLAM MATERNITY WEAR! LUCKY FOR ME US, TWO SISTERS FROM HOUSTON STARTED A LINE OF CAFTANS. WITH PLENTY OF MATERIALS AND STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM…THEY HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY OCCASION. Caftan: www.ellemilady.com

I say add bling wherever you can. Sure it goes without saying on your neck and arms – now, why not your feet too! Long necklace: Saida for Elle Milady www.ellemilady.com Choker necklace: InStyle for Nine West – Houston Galleria Bracelets: Free People Galleria Gucci Sandals: Neiman Marcus

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SIX SENSES RESORTS Photography by Six Senses Resorts & Spas By Sandra Ramani

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BOUT TWO HOURS OUTSIDE OF DUBAI, JUST PAST THE BORDER INTO OMAN, MY DRIVER TURNS OFF THE COASTAL DESERT HIGHWAY AND POINTS THE CAR STEADILY UP INTO THE HILLS. SOON AFTER, THE ROAD BECOMES SUBSTANTIALLY MORE NARROW, HUGGING TIGHT CURVES AROUND CRAGGY CLIFFS THAT DROP OFF INTO DRAMATIC RAVINES. IT’S A HEART-PUMPING ROUTE, BUT ON AROUND THE CLIFFS WE GO, UNTIL FINALLY, WE EMERGE ONTO A PLATEAU OFFERING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS, A SPARKLING BLUE BAY AND, AT THE BOTTOM, BLENDING INTO THE DUSTY LANDSCAPE, THE SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY RESORT. “DO YOU WANT TO DRIVE DOWN TO RECEPTION,” MY DRIVER ASKS, “OR PARAGLIDE IN?” IT’S A QUESTION I’VE NEVER BEEN ASKED BEFORE – AND IT SET THE TONE FOR MY MEMORABLE SIX SENSES EXPERIENCE. Founded in 1995, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas (www.sixsenses.com) is a leader in the eco-luxury movement, creating properties that have all the posh creature comforts and more, but that also celebrate strong community ties, sustainable practices and responsible business. Wellness and well-being are also key parts of the brand, both in their own Six Senses-managed resorts and in the Six Senses spas found in other hotels. This year, in advance of some exciting expansion plans, the company appointed both a VP of Spa & Wellness and a VP of Sustainability, reaffirming their commitment to make these core parts of all their properties, both existing and planned. Here is a look at two standout Six Senses resorts, plus details on new company-wide well-being programs. SIX SENSES LAAMU, MALDIVES The only resort in the Laamu Atoll, in the south-central part of the Maldives archipelago, this resort is the definition of “barefoot luxury” – in fact, guests are discouraged from wearing shoes at all while on property, even to the restaurants or into the glass-enclosed wine room. That breezy, playful feel is felt throughout, from the rooms (both overwater and on-land), which have open-air showers and glass bathtubs looking down into the ocean, to the complimentary ice cream parlor serving dozens of unique – and sometimes unusual – flavors. Wellness Picks: Every guest here gets his or her own bike

(if you’re a repeat guest, it will even bear a personalized license plate) so it’s easy to keep active and explore the island, which includes an organic garden and secluded strips of beach. Set in the heart of the property, the Spa features nest-like treatment huts (some tucked between treetops, others along the water), where therapists perform treatments like massages done with heated mineral sand poultices body scrubs/wraps done with coconut, honey and papaya. Of course, the water plays a big part of the active life here: Guests can go out on guided dives, take up catamaran sailing and surf on the famous Ying Yang break, set just near the resort. Don’t miss a dinner at the Chili Table in the organic garden, during which the whole menu will feature produce, including fresh chilies, grown on property. SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY, OMAN: Though officially part of Oman, the Musandam peninsula which juts out into the Persian Gulf is surrounded by land that belongs to the United Arab Emirates, making it an exclave that’s separated from the rest of its country. This feeling of isolation sets the tone for the Six Senses Zighy Bay resort on the tip of the peninsula; though just a couple hours’ drive from cosmopolitan Dubai, the place feels like a true hideaway, tucked between a wall of rocky mountains and a sandy, Gulf-side beach. The resort itself has been designed to look like a traditional Omani fishing village, with the architecture blending into the environment and the rooms and suites grouped into “neighborhoods.” It’s really a world unto itself – making it no surprise that it’s a favorite with privacy-seeking celebs.

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SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY, VIETNAM WELLNESS PICKS “First, there’s that whole paragliding thing.” Guests of Zighy Bay can choose to glide into the main resort from the top of Zighy Mountain, strapped to the hotel’s on-staff paragliding pro. You can do this any time during your stay, though many choose to do it upon arrival, taking “making a grand entrance” to a whole other level. Other mountain-based activities including hiking, mountain biking or taking a 4x4 up through the hills and salt flats for a sunset drink. On the other side, the water beckons: On a five-hour Dhow Cruise, you’ll slip alongside stunning fjords and into small bays on a traditional fishing boat, then enjoy private snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal-clear coves. After all the activity, refresh with a locally influenced spa treatment like the Wonders of Oman, which includes a mint-filled sea salt bath, herbal body scrub and frankincense oil massage.

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YOGIC PROGRAM This year, Six Senses launched a series of new Yogic Programs at their resorts and select branded spas, designed to showcase their holistic offerings and the expertise of their in-house yoga masters. The Discover Yoga program is perfect for newcomers to the medium, and will focus on increasing flexibility and decreasing stress, while Yogic Detox will include a personalized program of movement, breathing and meditation exercises to encourage cleansing of the body and mind. Launching in late-2014, Yogic Sleep will target deep relaxation and improved sleep quality. SPA ON THE GO Etihad Airlines, the national carrier of Abu Dhabi, has become one of the most exciting airlines out there, launching innovative programs like Flying Nanny (babysitting available to families in all cabins), gourmet chef program and, most recently, the first-ever three-room sky “apartment,” called The Residence. Offering easy access to both the Maldives and Oman via Abu Dhabi (especially once new service from Dallas launches later this year), Etihad is also the only airline to offer Six Senses spas in their flagship First and Business Class Lounges. Guests traveling in the premium cabins can enjoy services like The Realignment massage, soothing Eye Retreat and circulation-boosting foot massage before their flights. www.etihad.com

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MINIMAL LUXE:

ARCHITECT ROCIO DIAZ AND HER HUSBAND FRANCISCO ZORILLA BRING WORLDLY MODERN PANACHE TO A CUSTOM HOUSTON HOME By Nadia Michel Photography by Cody Boss Creative Direction by Gabriella Nissen Home Furnishings by Rojas Artistic Designs

The great room in Rocio Diaz and Francisco Zorilla’s home just outside the I-610 loop is a spectacularly scaled living space, replete with a 34-foot domed ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a soaring backyard bordering the bayou, setting the tone for this unexpected retreat in the heart of the city’s hustle and bustle. But the fabulous cabin in the woods feeling goes beyond the backyard. The 15,000sf lot is extended by a treed easement belonging to the city, giving the home a kind of borderless appeal usually only found in country abodes. “It makes the lot feel much bigger,” Diaz says. august 14 | www.002mag.com .61


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An architect by trade and an interior designer by default, Diaz designed the unique home from the outside in. “Even though I usually don’t think in any particular style when I do a project, I think this house will fit in what some designers call industrial chic,” Diaz says. Stylishly clad in a Celine t-shirt and black horn pendant necklace, her eye for what is chic is equally evident throughout the home. Walls clad in concrete-like panels complement wide-plank Canadian Pine floors, while Venetian black and white mosaic ceramic tiles by La Nova define the kitchen area, offsetting the heavily masculine vibe with a delicately geometric pattern. Fancy tile work is repeated on shower floors throughout the home, with various animal-print patterns rendered in the utmost modern way. “I like this the best,” Diaz says of her son’s bathroom, featuring a leopard pattern and black-tiled walls. It is telling of Diaz’s fearlessness with this project: When all the design world seems to be headed for white everything, Diaz bucked the trend with aplomb, using black plumbing fixtures in the powder room and matte black tiles as a kitchen backsplash. Black walls are used throughout the home to create contrast, and all around the media room, in which the windows strategically face north and are shaded by trees. “Surprisingly, not a lot of builders consider the orientation of a home when they are building, but it’s so important,” says Uriel Ghelman, Chief Operating Officer of Habitat Construction, the company behind the build. “It helps conserve energy and allows for better lighting.”

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Lighting is a vital element in Diaz’s design. In addition to floodlights and wall lights placed in unusual but strategic patterns, she incorporated lighting into the floor in the kitchen and foyer areas, in the form of long rectangular built-in enclaves. “At night, the lighting in here is amazing,” she says. For a little whimsy, their children Maria, 13, and Geronimo, 8, have tiny circular floodlights clustered on the ceiling of their bedrooms, creating a starlight effect. In the master bedroom and great room, pendants are clustered in two’s and three’s, including black, oversized Random pendants over the kitchen bar and an original Ingo Maurer’s Zettel paper notes chandelier in her office. “I’ve installed this pendant at least three times over the years,” Diaz says of the beloved fixture. What truly sets the home apart is its structure, a far departure from Houston’s residential status quo. “In Mexico, especially in Puebla (where Diaz and Zorilla come from), there are a lot more modern homes,” says Ghelman. “This is the most unique house we’ve built here.” Ghelman points to the various hoops the company had to jump through in order to complete the project, which was initially slated to take one year to complete, but is now just about two years in the making on the eve of its completion. “We had to get special permits for everything.”

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By Nadia Michel Photography by Caitlin Bergman

LOCAL DESIGN FIRM ROJAS ARTISTIC DESIGN CREATES PLAYFUL, CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS USING OLD-WORLD TECHNIQUES AND EARTHY MATERIALS. “THE MORE UNUSUAL THE MATERIAL IS, THE MORE WE LIKE IT,” SAYS JESSICA ROJAS. “OUR WORK IS ORGANIC, BECAUSE MOST OF THE MATERIALS WE USE ARE FROM THE EARTH.”

The edgy, hand-forged pieces blur the lines between art and furniture and have garnered a following amongst collectors, including Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. “Victor hand-forges everything; he fires it and hammers everything out by hand. The only machine he uses is an angle cutter,” Jessica explains.

Victor Rojas’ Surgical Floor Lamp is fabricated from an original surgery lamp from the 1950’s, while the designer’s Sideways Rocker is made of steel with reclaimed leather. Cast in hand-poured aluminum, Angel Wing Chair is a recurring favorite. “It’s an angelic piece that denotes a sense of innocence, and it is very complementary to a lot of different styles – it could go anywhere,” muses Jessica.

In the showroom, collected vintage pieces like a patchwork hide a floor rug made in the late 1960’s, and Italian chairs by Piero Lissoni sit alongside Rojas original designs, like the Red Industrial Foundry form on a base. “We play a lot with things. We have an airplane engine table with French Victorian chairs – we don’t put ourselves in a box.”

Rojas Artistic Designs | 1515 Blodgett St. | Houston, TX 77004 | 832.215.0043

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Photography by Vlady Ambia

ADARA MEDICAL SPA

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ermatological Association of Texas, Houston’s leading dermatological practice known for offering the most current medical, surgical and cosmetic skin care available, recently opened Adara Medical Spa. The state-of-theart facility is quite simply flawless and their goal is just that, by offering a wide range of invasive and non-invasive cutting-edge treatments. Highly trained on-site medical doctors, combined with the ethereal aesthetic of the spa-like atmosphere, create a relaxing yet professional medical spa in the area. MC2 Architecture created the sleek and contemporary 1,850sf facility with six treatment rooms and a spacious, clean and inviting waiting area. “To me, the word ‘Adara’ connotes a dreamlike atmosphere, being in an elevated world of the utmost tranquil setting,” says MC2 Architecture Partner, Chung Q.B Nguyen. “We wanted to recreate that kind of relaxed and peaceful feeling in the spa.” 1401 Binz, Suite 250 www.houstonskin.com or www.adarahouston.com

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Downtown Holocaust Museum Galleria Uptown Park River Oaks Park Rice Village Highland Village Memorial City Town & Country Village CityCentre Sam Houston Race Park Katy Mills Sugar Land Zoo Museum District George Bush Intl. Airport Hobby Airport Space Center Houston Kemah Miller Outdoor Theatre Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Museum of Fine Arts Children’s Museum

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EVENT JOINTS IN ACTION HONOREES AT FERRARI OF HOUSTON WHERE FERRARI OF HOUSTON The Arthritis Foundation announced Dr. Stanley Jones, Mrs. Robin Vann and Ryan Paetow as recipients of the Arthritis Foundation’s Joints In Action – Driving For A Cure Golf Tournament, Medical, Community and Youth honorees. Don Pierce concluded the evening with reiterating Ferrari of Houston’s support of the Arthritis Foundation and led tours of the Ferrari and Risi Competizione Ferrari Racing facility and cars for the evening’s guests. Photography by Priscilla Dickson Photography

Michael, Rene and Dr. Melvyn Harrington

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Jessica and Jose Simon

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Energy Innovations Power New Football Season at NRG Stadium™ Football season is just weeks away, and we hope you’re ready to “kick-off ” a season of clean energy with us! This fall, NRG Stadium™ will become the first professional football stadium in the country equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting on the field and the first professional football stadium in Texas to have a solar installation. And while we are beyond excited about what these installations will mean for our home team, and others who will shine under the stadium’s energy-efficient lights, our hope is that all Houstonians join us in celebrating this investment in our city. The name of the game when it comes to NRG Stadium – and the entire NRG Park™ development – is progress, and we’re moving forward at a rapid pace! The LED lights at NRG Stadium are just a single component of the Park’s high-level sustainability master plan. Other smart energy solutions will include the installation of four NRG Haven Solar Canopies  (containing 700 solar panels), six electric vehicle charging stations and four portable power stations within the stadium. With the sustainable energy technology that we’re incorporating into NRG Stadium, Houston will remain NRG Stadium™ will become the first professional a shining example of energy innovation football stadium in the country to be equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting on the field for anyone invested in the future and the first professional football stadium in Texas to have a solar installation of energy. Now, visitors to NRG Stadium, as well as those all around the country tuning into the game, will have the opportunity to see first-hand the possibilities that can be generated with sustainable energy technology. NRG Energy, Inc. has spearheaded sustainable energy installations at stadiums across the country, including Santa Clara, Calif.; Washington, DC; East Rutherford, NJ; Foxboro, Mass.; and Philadelphia, PA. It’s a great source of pride for us and those who call Houston home that the “firsts” of energy-efficient LED lighting and solar installation at a professional stadium in Texas happened right in our backyard. We’ve worked for years to introduce new energy technologies to our customers. And we want to continue to inspire you to view the world around you with fresh eyes and experience first-hand, through NRG Park, how even small changes in energy consumption can make a big difference. As a native Houstonian, I’m ready to welcome everyone to a more energy- efficient NRG Stadium and can’t wait to share in the excitement of Sunday games, Friday night playoffs, the epic Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and more! I’m committed to Houston and blazing a Texas-sized clean energy trail for others to follow, and we can’t wait to show the world what you’ve inspired us to do.

Elizabeth Killinger is president of NRG Retail and Reliant

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TOOLS AND GADGETS

IZON WI-FI VIDEO MONITOR Setting up home security systems has become relatively easy over the years. Small cameras can connect to your wireless network within minutes and you are good to go. The IZON 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor is one of them. It looks like a large lipstick tube which you can place most anywhere in your home or office. The device ingeniously sits on a magnetic base so it can be tilted or mounted at almost any angle. It only needs to be powered up, which is done by plugging in a USB connector to an electrical outlet or a computer. At that point all you need to do is download the app to your smartphone, connect to your Wi-Fi network and you can now monitor and even listen to anything from your mobile Apple® device. It also has settings for motion and noise detection that can alert you through your smartphone. And if that’s not enough, the audio and video can be recorded automatically to a free, private account with the touch of a button. $150

RISE & SHINE NATURAL WAKE-UP LIGHT The Verilux® light therapy alarm orb helps you wake up the way you’re supposed to – with progressively brightening light, hopefully refreshed and ready to take on the day. It’s especially useful for people who wake up in the wee hours, before the sun rises. The Rise & Shine Natural Wake-Up Light is designed to help your body align the circadian rhythms that regulate your internal clock’s sleeping and waking patterns. There are 20 brightness levels for those of you who are particularly sensitive to light. Not quite ready to face the day? Hit the machine’s snooze button and dream on. It’s also equipped with two alarms that are designed to wake you up and get you on your way, gently and semi-naturally at least. $100

TOMMY JOHN® UNDERWEAR Easy does it. That is not a photo of me modeling a pair of Tommy John underwear but I have been wearing their trunks, undershirts and liner socks. I recently interviewed the founder of the company on my radio show to realize the technology that goes into this line of undergarments. According to Tom Patterson, the products are made with cool, non-pilling micro modal fabric. This innovative smart fabric stays like new, wash after wash. The fit is supposed to be a bit tight as it has 360 degree stretch fabric that moves with your body in all directions – no bunching or riding up. Mesh ventilation helps keep you cool and dry during activity. The Sport Trunk and Boxer Brief have a unique utility pocket to stash your ID, keys, cash, etc. Is that an iPod® or are you just happy to see me? $27–$34

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MICHAEL GARFIELD

is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on KPRC weekdays 12–2pm and Saturday 11am–2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.


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by Scott Ward | Photography by Sofia van der Dys

COFFEE COMPANY

THE WHO: Waldo’s left and Boulevard Coffee is the new. After a renovation and the addition of a huge patio (City of Houston dog-friendly), the crowds have been showing up regularly. Dog lovers, Heights trail walkers and runners, single friends catching up, families, wi-fi fans, lovers of freshly baked cakes, surfers (check out the table), fans of UFC (yes, there were two dudes watching UFC on a tablet) and Heights residents. For the most part, a lot of normal people which is a nice change. THE BREW: Boulevard Coffee uses local fave, Katz coffee. Espresso drinks during our visit were being pulled with Katz Velvet Espresso, and our iced latte was good. The usual iced and hot drinks are available with a few unique offerings being the frozen chai-nana and the dirty chai latte. Tea, a cooler full of drinks and Italian cream sodas keep those abstaining from coffee from being left out. THE FOOD: We mentioned the cake, but there are also fresh pastries, cookies and other baked surprises too. Two cases full. Sinful Bakery cookies are available for you vegans. Cinnamon buns, muffins and a breakfast croissant serve the morning crowd. Boulevard also has paninis available to keep afternooners from having only freshly baked cake to eat. OVERHEARD IN THE CROWD: “Iced white mocha, dude, that’s my special drink.” Coffee isn’t just for girls anymore!

Boulevard Coffee Company 1030 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008 MON–SUN 7am–9pm www.Boulevardcoffee.net 713.869.0700 www.facebook.com/heightsblvdcoffee

ACROSS 1. Throat ailment 6. Cunning 9. Currency substitute 14. Birds on Canadian dollars 15. Pedicurist’s target 16. The ones here 17. Knowledge or wisdom gained from experience (Buffalo, North or White on the Medicine Wheel) 19. Narrow passage 20. Batik artist, e.g. 21. Followers of ems 22. Ancient Greek coin 23. Grammarian’s concern 25. Bronze component 26. Process of examining one’s own feelings (Bear, West or Black on the Medicine Wheel) 31. High-IQ group 33. Haberdashery purchase

34. Facts and figures 35. Carte preceder 36. Decay 39. Before to a bard 41. New newt 42. Shoot the breeze 44. Young bear 46. Poetry 48. Awakening sought by Buddhist meditators (Eagle, East or Gold on the Medicine Wheel) 52. Snooker player’s need 53. Watchful one 54. Tight-fitting necklace 57. Hardwood 58. Speak like Daffy 62. Kings of the road 63. Freedom from worry about bad things that can happen in life (Mouse, South or Green on the Medicine Wheel) 65. In the air 66. Muscle spasm 67. Film award

68. Shoals 69. Letter encl. to facilitate a reply 70. Missouri river or a tribe that embraces the Medicine Wheel

DOWN 1. Iditarod vehicle 2. Labour opponent 3. Lothario 4. Football plays 5. Omega preceder 6. Old word for a strong drink 7. Least binding 8. Desire 9. Constant 10. Spaghetti complement 11. Doctor’s order 12. Castaway’s home 13. Jury member 18. Rip 22. Guide 24. Rigel or Antares 26. Counting everything

27. Chart shape 28. Like the noble gases 29. Switch positions 30. Jot down 31. Game-ending move 32. Gusto 37. Earth pigment 38. Boy king of Egypt 40. At all 43. Start of a football game 45. Brightly colored flower 47. Interminable

49. Invitees 50. Subtle shade 51. Large shark 54. Blacken 55. Golf target 56. Double reed instrument 59. Ancient Peruvian 60. Slang term for heroin 61. Father from France 63. Often-misused possessive 64. Dove’s sound

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