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LOCAL

MUSICIANS SING A SONG OF LOVE city guide

AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH JOANNE KING HERRING

SHADES of RED ANDREA CARROLL

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NEW FOOD TO FALL IN LOVE OVER


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Photography by MarziFat

BEHIND THE

THE TEAM BEHIND THE COVER

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ANDREA CARROLL,

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OPERA SINGER SOPRANO

t’s funny how some things just work out organically. That’s kind of what happened with this issue. From long-time contributing photographer Gabriella Nissen joining our team as Creative Director to the cover concept of local musicians sharing love stories and love songs. The overall flow and the people who are in it are all intertwined beautifully.

I love so many things about this issue! From all of the food information beginning with the story on page 14 about locally harvested and roasted coffee beans initiated by Matthew Toomey of Boomtown Coffee in The Heights. To the abundance of food bites in on our radar. And I am obsessed with Big & Juicy featured in this month’s Open, which covers new spots in town. If you’re still going strong with your health resolutions, you need to check out this gem. To ramen house Tiger Den in China Town – the place reminds me of New York. I LOVE it! And, hello, Chef’s Special Kevin Bryant of Eleven XI is charming. You’ll also notice the new look for Where to Live Now created by local illustrator and artist Paige Moore. We are so excited to have her on board as well. I am so excited I was asked to be one of the foodies creating a unique roll for RA Sushi’s Foodies Show Heart. On Thursday, February 13, a tasting will be hosted where I will compete against six other prominent writers and bloggers in a battle for my signature roll, created with a RA Sushi chef to win the chance to be added to the menu for 30 days. The public will serve as the judging panel during the event and if I win, a portion of the proceeds of sales will benefit my charity, Casa de Esperanza. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring your city as much as we enjoyed putting this month’s hip guide together! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief

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Carroll joined the HGO Studio last season after winning first prize and the Audience Choice Award in HGO’s 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. In summer 2013, she returned to Wolf Trap Opera to sing Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims. Recent honors include a 2012 award from the Sullivan Foundation, second prize in the Gerda Lissner Foundation competition and a regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions encouragement award. Future engagements include her debut at Washington National Opera and a return to the Glimmerglass Festival as Julie in Carousel. Favorite Love Song? “I’m an unashamed Disney enthusiast, so I’m going to go with Love, from Robin Hood. Aside from how cute the scene is in the movie (Maid Marian and Robin Hood, hand in hand, walking through a moonlit Sherwood Forest), it’s a simple and beautiful love song. Life is brief, but when it’s gone, love goes on and on.” Photography by Cody Bess | Art direction Gabriella Nissen Styling by MarziFat, assisted by Angel Atherly Hair and Makeup by Sherrie Evett | Clothing from Neiman Marcus Special thank you to AMC Music and Rockin’ Robin Guitars The mood was light and fun at Cody Bess’s studio on a gorgeous day and everyone was in a stellar mood. With Deep Eddy flowing, local musicians from all walks of life twirled, tossed sheets of music, danced, played and laughed through a full day of photography. Love was the theme – and our subjects shined right through it.


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EVENT SHOP + SIP WITH NONOO TRUNK SHOW +

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WHERE JULIE RHODES FASHION & HOME

A festive shop and sip was held for shoppers and friends of Houston Children Give Back. The nonprofit builds charitable hearts by helping children in the Houston community learn about their world, appreciate the needs of others and create positive change through the hands-on learning opportunities for elementary aged and children as young as three to get involved and make a difference. The rain did not hinder spirits as guests enjoyed a model presentation and elegant breakfast bites. Photography by Chris Brown

Candace Thomas, Magen Pastor, Anika Jackson, Dena Winkler in Nonoo

Alice Johnson, Julie Rhodes O’Neal

Rachel Suliburk, Ashley Henderson

Shannah Quinn, Misti Pace-Krahl

Page Parkes Models

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WHO’S WHO

FEBRUARY 2014 | FEATURES VOLUME 16 - ISSUE 182

4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 8 on our radar 12 calendar 14 FOOD + DRINK 15 chef’s special: kevin bryant 16 on our radar food + drink 18 dine write: tiger den 20 open 22 taste of the town 23 club review: moon tower 24 restaurant listing 27 the brunch bunch 28 bar|club|lounge listings 30 ARTS 31 fresh arts 32 museum district 34 exhibits 37 gish at the movies 38 sing a song of love

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45 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 46 nonprofit: eyeball 47 an open exchange with joanne king herring 48 people of houston 50 deals 54 scene 57 STYLE + LEISURE 58 things I love 60 mentertainment 61 fat find 62 beauty 64 DESIGN 65 where to live: oak forest 66 tools + toys + gadgets 67 architecture + design: arch walking tours 68 houston map 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 the brew|crossword puzzle 74 phone shot

PUBLISHER 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 ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE caitlin woodman ext 5 caitlin@002mag.com | mobile 806.681.6122 erin cavey ext 7 erin@002mag.com | mobile 281.630.8356 OUTSIDE ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVES jordan campbell jordan@002mag.com | mobile 832.492.5731 william king ext 110 w.king@002mag.com | mobile 832.788.3738 carlos valencia ext 110 cevalencia@002mag.com | mobile 713.855.1584 jason brown ext 110 jbrown@002mag.com | mobile 832.537.8904 brian balboa balboa@002mag.com | mobile 281.467.3944 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Luca Tommasi accounting@002mag.com PHOTOGRAPHERS cody bess, arthur garcia, jill hunter, gabriella nissen, daniel ortiz, anthony rathbun, sofia van der dys CONTRIBUTING WRITERS michael cook, jodie eisenhart, marzi fatemizadeh, michael garfield, sarah gish, tricia harrison, ariel jones, jeff lane, nadia michel, vico puentes, sandra ramani, lance scott walker, scott ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS chris brown, sarah miller, dominique mcghee, patrick lane, christian steiner, phoebe rourke-ghabriel, monica rhodes, evan joseph, tim gonzalez, john cox, kim coffman, omar mejia for lastnightpics.com INTERNS abby reyes, elijah whitehouse

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ON OUR RADAR | CALENDAR

ON OUR

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Photography by Gabriella Nissen

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ust a gentle reminder that Valentine’s Day is Friday this year (February 14, you know). 224 million roses will be grown for Valentine’s Day, $1.9 billion will be spent on flowers and 64% of men will buy flowers. On that note, the talented team behind this swoon-worthy bouquet at Bergner Johnson would be more than happy to create that perfect bouquet for that perfect sweetheart. (You can thank us later for keeping you out of the hot seat.) Rebekah Bergner Johnson has been picking peonies from her mother’s garden since she was about 4 years old and is continually surprised by mother nature. It’s no surprise that when she’s not working with flowers or an atmosphere for an event she’s in the kitchen. “Cooking is my biggest hobby,” she shares. “I love to make complicated dishes that take hours.

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Photo Wilson Parish

in San Jose, CA; and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, in the heart of downtown San Antonio, TX, were among the 511 hotels, resorts and cruise lines that scored highest based on the results of nearly 47,000 reader surveys.

Cathy Borlenghi, Franco Valobra and Antonella Aquilino

STYLE + LEISURE Cathy Borlenghi successfully launched her new jewelry line at Valobra in Highland Village. With a very specific vision in mind, Cathy worked with Italian designer Antonella Aquilino, a fourth-generation goldsmith and gemologist, to create the signature MRS. B Collection based on SCARAMAZZA, a baroque, highly imperfect freshwater pearl. PETER PILOTTO FOR TARGET IS THE NEXT COLLABORATION FOR THE STORE. THE LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTION FEATURES NEARLY 70 FLAWLESS ITEMS, CONSISTING OF WOMEN’S APPAREL, ACCESSORIES AND SWIMWEAR. A CURATED ASSORTMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO GLOBAL FANS VIA ONLINE LUXURY RETAILER NET-A-PORTER.COM.

Photo by Eric Anderson

LOCAL + COMMUNITY Martha Turner Properties has been acquired by Sotheby’s International Realty, enabling them to enter the Houston market, operating as Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices and more than 220 associates. Martha Turner, founder of the company, and her business partner Tom Anderson will continue to lead the Houston operations. Valencia Group, the Houston-based hotel management and development company, had three of its hotels on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2014. Hotel Sorella, at CITYCENTRE; Hotel Valencia Santana Row

The Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor hotel has passed the halfway point of a $12 million, top-tobottom interior and systems renovation. Located in the heart of the Energy Corridor at Interstate 10 and Highway 6, the 20-story, 344-room hotel was originally built in 1982 and was reflagged as a Wyndham in August 2012, setting the course for the current investment and enhancement. The Houston Dynamo announced the launch of the Houston Dash, a women’s professional soccer team entering the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as an expansion team for the 2014 season. The Dash will be owned by the Dynamo ownership group and operated by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. The Dash will begin play in April 2014. HAND & STONE RECENTLY OPENED IN THE GALLERIA AREA (IN ADDITION TO ITS SUGAR LAND LOCATION). THE SPA BOASTS A FULL MENU OF MASSAGE, FACIALS AND HAIR REMOVAL SERVICES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. LOCATED AT 1745 S. VOSS ROAD @ SAN FELIPE. WWW.HANDANDSTONE.COM Sugar Land’s Dr. Mark Maffet of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the first orthopedic surgeon in Fort Bend County using stem cells (found in bone marrow, blood and various types of tissue) to help accelerate healing and recovery after Toko Nguyen, P. T., patient Amy Statler and Mark Maffet, M.D. surgery. Because they can differentiate into specialized cells and continuously divide, stem cells act as a “repair system” for the body and can replenish damaged tissue. www.methodistorthopedics.com.

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ON OUR RADAR LOCAL + COMMUNITY With a generous $50,000 gift, MicroSeismic, Inc. will help Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the department of Otorhinolaryngology at UTHealth Medical School provide hearing aids to a number of underprivileged pediatric patients in the Greater Houston area. The first complimentary hearing aid recipient was 7-year-old Victor Herrera. Victor had worn a hearing aid for many years until it was stolen several months ago. This grant allows Victor’s family to replace the device he so importantly needs to be able to hear. As of this month, the Social Security Administration will no longer offer Social Security number (SSN) printouts and benefit verification information in their field offices. The change is due to budget cuts. There are more convenient, cost-effective and secure options online to obtain certain services without visiting a local office. www.socialsecurity.gov HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (HPL) ANNOUNCED THE PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF THOUSANDS OF MOVIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, MUSIC ALBUMS AND AUDIOBOOKS, ALL AVAILABLE FOR MOBILE AND ONLINE ACCESS THROUGH A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HOOPLA DIGITAL (HOOPLADIGITAL.COM). HPL CARDHOLDERS NOW CAN DOWNLOAD THE FREE HOOPLA DIGITAL MOBILE APP ON THEIR ANDROID OR IOS DEVICE OR VISIT HOOPLADIGITAL.COM TO BEGIN BORROWING THOUSANDS OF TITLES – FROM MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, RECORD COMPANIES AND PUBLISHERS. THE SERVICE IS FREE WITH YOUR HPL CARD.

ART Fresh Arts encourages emerging artists of all mediums, art collectives or independent curators to apply for an exhibition at the uniquely flexible and open exhibitions environment, and each six-week show comes with $250 honorarium, a free Fresh Arts Artist Membership and lots of support! Deadline to apply is March 23; for questions, email sarah@fresharts.org.

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FEBRUARY 20 at 7pm is the 2014 PowerShares® Series at the Toyota Center. The competitve tennis circuit features legendary TENNIS ICONS and world-renowned champions Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Jimmy Connors, Michael Chang, Pat Cash, Ivan Lendl, James Blake, Todd Martin and Mark Philippoussis. The 12-city tour of one-night tournaments features four champions paired off in one- set semifinals and culminates with the winners meeting in a one-set championship match. Houston’s match will see Agassi, Roddick, Courier and Blake battle. For more information, visit www.PowerSharesSeries.com. La Centerra at Cinco Ranch is set to celebrate its 7th birthday with a huge bash on February 22 from 1 – 4pm in the center’s courtyard (Heritage Square). The free public event will include prizes, music, face painting, balloon art, art clown, bounce house, photo booth and more. Join your community as they celebrate.

THE 2014 RODEOHOUSTON® PERFORMERS WERE ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS LOCAL YEARLY TRADITION WITH THE CHILI COOK-OFF, COWBOY BOOTS, WRANGLERS AND CARNIVAL. THIS YEAR’S LINEUP IS STELLAR WITH – BRAD PAISELY 3/4, ELI YOUNG BAND 3/5, REBA 3/6, USHER 3/7, CHRIS YOUNG 3/8, SELENA GOMEZ 3/9, REO SPEEDWAGON 3/10, JASON ALDEAN 3/11, JAKE OWEN 3/12, MAROON 5 3/13, KEITH URBAN 3/14, HUNTER HAYES 3/15, PESADO, BANDA MS 3/16, LUKE BRYAN 3/17, ROBIN THICKE 3/18, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE 3/19, BLAKE SHELTON 3/20, EASTON CORBIN 3/21, THE BAND PERRY 3/22, ZAC BROWN BAND 3/23. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR MOST SHOWS AT WWW.RODEOHOUSTON.COM. Johnston Middle School’s Sinfonica orchestra has been asked to perform at the acclaimed Carnagie Hall in April. This is a huge accolade for the local middle school whose performance at a National Orchestra Honors competition last Spring secured the invitation to the national Band and Orchestra Festival. The only catch is that the Sinfonia has to raise the $46,000 needed to make the trip. To make a donation, email johnstonorchestra@gmail.com


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ALLEY THEATRE alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com HOBBY 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org HOUSE OF BLUES hob.com

02/07 – JONES SPA Peking Acrobats 11am & 7:30pm Photography by Brittany App ALLEY Other Desert Cities 2:30 & 7:30pm | Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 7:30pm HOBBY TUTS We Will Rock You 2 & 8pm JONES Adams Conducts Adams 2:30pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 3pm STARK NAKED THEATRE Faith Healer 3pm | The Good Thief 7:30pm WORTHAM CENTER HGO: The Passenger 2pm

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm STARK NAKED THEATRE The Good Thief 7:30pm TOYOTA CENTER Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns 7pm WORTHAM CENTER A Little Day Music noon

ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm HOUSE OF BLUES Chippendales 9pm TOYOTA CENTER Rockets vs. Washington Wizards 7pm

STARK NAKED THEATRE starknakedtheatre.com TOYOTA CENTER 1.866.4HOU.TIX toyotacentertix.com WORTHAM CENTER 713.237.1439 houstonfirsttheaters.com

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm JONES Houston Symphony: Emanuel Ax Plays Bach 8pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 7:30pm STARK NAKED THEATRE The Good Thief 7:30pm

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm HOBBY Ghost The Musical 7:30pm

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm HOBBY Ghost The Musical 7:30pm HOUSE OF BLUES Marc Broussard 8pm JONES Houston Symphony: Educator’s Concert 7:30pm TOYOTA CENTER Demi Lovato 7pm

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm HOBBY Ghost The Musical 7:30pm HOUSE OF BLUES Paradise Fears 7pm TOYOTA CENTER Camden Wealth Advisors Cup 7pm WORTHAM CENTER Aladdin 7:30pm

ALLEY Never the Sinner 7:30pm HOUSE OF BLUES Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 9pm MENIL Pianist Simone Dinnerstein debut recital

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 7:30pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Young the Giant 9pm JONES Houston Symphony: Emanuel Ax Plays Bach 2:30pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 3pm WORTHAM CENTER Texas Medical Center Orchestra: Winter Concert 5pm

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ALLEY Never the Sinner 2:30 & 7:30pm | Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 7:30pm HOUSE OF BLUES Attila 7pm HOBBY Ghost The Musical 2 & 7:30pm JONES Houston Symphony: Music of the Mad Men Era 7:30pm WORTHAM CENTER Houston Ballet: Aladdin 2pm ROCO celebrates Austria-Conductorless, Andrés Cárdenas, concertmaster, violin soloist at The Historic Sugar Land Auditorium. 6:30pm www.rocohouston.org

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WORTHAM CENTER Inprint: Brown Reading Series – Elizabeth Strout 7:30pm

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JONES HALL 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATRE 713.524.6706 mainstreettheatre.com MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT) milleroutdoortheatre.com RELIANT PARK reliantpark.com

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ALLEY Never the Sinner 7:30pm HOUSE OF BLUES Willie Nelson & Family 8pm


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ALLEY Other Desert Cities 2:30 & 8pm | Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 8pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Rock the Bayou 7pm HOBBY TUTS: We Will Rock You 2 & 8pm HOUSE OF BLUES Andrew Ripp 8pm | H-Town Burlesque Fest 9pm | JONES Houston Symphony: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony 8pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 8pm | The Giver 1 & 4pm | STARK NAKED THEATRE Faith Healer 8pm WORTHAM CENTER HGO: Rigoletto 7:30pm | SPA: Mark & Morris Dance Group 8pm

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 8pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Ron White 7 & 10pm JONES SPA Peking Acrobats 11am & 7:30pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 8pm RELIANT ARENA Sesame Street Live Make a New Friend 10:30am & 6:30pm STARK NAKED THEATRE Faith Healer 8pm WORTHAM CENTER HGO: Rigoletto 7:30pm | Da Camera: The Cookers 8pm

ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 8pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Big Time Rush 8pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 8pm | The Giver 1 & 4pm HOUSE OF BLUES Led Zeppelin 2, 9pm HOBBY Ars Lyrica: La Sposa Dei Cantici 8pm RELIANT ARENA Sesame Street Live Make a New Friend 10:30am, 2 & 5:30pm STARK NAKED THEATRE Faith Healer 8pm CLOSING NIGHT | The Good Thief 3pm TOYOTA CENTER Paul Simon & Sting 8pm

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VALENTINE’S DAY ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 8pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Alejandra Guzman 8pm HOUSE OF BLUES Stone Sour 8pm JONES Houston Symphony: Linda Eder’s Valentine 7:30pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 8pm STARK NAKED THEATRE The Good Thief 8pm Wortham Center Mercury: Complete Brandenburg featuring Richard Egarr 8pm

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ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 8pm | Never the Sinner 8pm HOBBY Ghost The Musical 8pm HOUSE OF BLUES Martin Sexton 8pm | Jason Boland & The Strafflers and Chris Knight 9pm JONES Houston Symphony: Music of the Mad Men Era 8pm TOYOTA CENTER The Eagles 8pm

ALLEY Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 8pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Houston Roller Derby 7pm HOUSE OF BLUES MANOWAR 8pm HOBBY Da Camera: Brentano String Quartet with Vijay Iyer, 8pm JONES Houston Symphony: Emanuel Ax Plays Bach 8pm MAIN STREET THEATRE Into The Woods 8pm | The Giver 1 & 4pm | STARK NAKED THEATRE The Good Thief 8pm CLOSING NIGHT Wortham Center Houston Ballet: 2014 Ball 7pm ALLEY Never the Sinner 2:30 & 8pm | Freud’s Last Session 2:30 & 8pm HOBBY Ghost The Musical 2 & 8pm JONES Houston Symphony: Music of the Mad Men Era 8pm WORTHAM CENTER Houston Ballet: Aladdin 2 & 7:30pm

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ALLEY Never the Sinner 8pm BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow 8pm HOUSE OF BLUES The Expendables 8pm JONES Houston Symphony: Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody 7:30pm WORTHAM CENTER Houston Ballet: Aladdin 8pm

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CHEF’S SPECIAL | ON OUR RADAR | DINE WRITE | OPEN | TASTE OF THE TOWN | CLUB REVIEW | THE BRUNCH BUNCH Photography by Jill Hunter

FOOD +DRINK BOOMTOWN COFFEE #H-TOWN BEANS OWNER MATT TOOMEY SPILLS THE BEANS ON ROASTING A LOCAL CROP

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OUSTON IS NOT THE USUAL PROVENANCE OF BOOMTOWN COFFEE’S BEANS, BUT WHEN OWNER MATT TOOMEY NOTICED THE BEANS AT THE COCKRELL BUTTERFLY CENTER WERE READY FOR HARVEST HE CALLED IT TO HORTICULTURIST ZAC SLAYTON’S ATTENTION. “Houston is not one of those regions where coffee grows. This is technically a first. Stayton has recreated an ecosystem in the Cockrell Butterfly Center,” he explains. The unexpected harvest comes from a 4-year-old plant. The blend’s name is the Blue Morpho Blend after a butterfly. Blue Morpho was roasted for Toomey by InerAmerican Coffee.

“It reminded me of something I’d had before,” he says of the small batch of Coffea arabica, which yielded about 30 cups of coffee. “I think the inherent quality is good.” Quality is top priority for Toomey, who opened Boomtown Coffee almost two years ago. “We’ve hit this stride, and I realized we don’t have downtime anymore,” he reveals of his growing business which now employs 17. Toomey and his team select their beans, which are roasted on site, through stringent methodology. “We order samples and brew them in different ways; we use cupping and taste the coffee hot, then cooled,” he elaborates. The final selection

usually comes from somewhere in South America, although Toomey admits he’s partial to Ethiopia. The career-barista relishes the unique stories behind all his beans. “Most people get their coffee and there’s not a lot of thought that goes into the story behind the coffee. The web of how coffee is produced, how many people it affects and how it’s tied to real lives – each coffee has its own unique story,” he says. Although Toomey has no plans to grow his own coffee plants any time soon, there is buzz about a second Boomtown location sometime in the not-so-distant future.

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CHEF KEVIN BRYANT ELEVEN XI RESTAURANT AND BAR

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SOUTHERN COASTAL

Chocolate!

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? Mai’s in Midtown. BEST BREAKFAST? Juana’s family meal. We’ve worked together for the past 12 years. Her breakfast is something you would request as your last meal. Key ingredient: love.

TELL US YOUR WORST CLIENT EXPERIENCE? I was the client at a popular restaurant one night. Looking for something else to eat, I asked my server for recommendations. He thinks for a moment and suggests the meatloaf, which he says is a 12 out of 10. With that, I had to try it, and within minutes a huge tower arrives. After a few bites, the server came by and asked how it was. Giving an honest answer, I said it was a 7 or 8 out of 10, because while it was good, it fell a little short on seasoning. The establishment has an open kitchen, and the chef, who overheard the conversation, asked me to leave! I was caught between bewilderment and hysterics.

BEST BRUNCH? Gonna have to say my casa. Some people say I do excess well… Come to my house for KB’s family brunch! WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Chocolate! I spent much of my early career in the pastry shop. I just love people’s connection and reactions to it.

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WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? A great sous chef. It’s essential to have a strong backbone, as well as a team that supports you. In my opinion, I have the best in the city on both! WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Not giving kitchen and back of house staff the respect they deserve. These folks – from the busboys to the line cooks – are among the hardest working folks in the business. FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? Talbott Vineyards ‘Logan’ Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay.

FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? Amy’s Ice Cream.

IS THERE A FOOD YOU WON’T EAT? I haven’t found anything yet.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE NEXT FOOD TREND? I would like to see more chef collaborations. Some amazing things can happen when you put two talented toques together.

FAVORITE SANDWICH Prime rib topped with fresh horseradish on a toasted baguette. FAVORITE ICE CREAM MIX-IN/TOPPING Pecan sandy cookie chunks. FAVORITE PICNIC SPOT The island on Beaver Lake in Garfield, Arkansas.

WHAT MAGAZINE COVER, OTHER THAN 002’S, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED ON? Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.

ELEVEN XI RESTAURANT AND BAR 607 W. Gray, Houston, TX 77019 713.529.5881 www.elevenxihouston.com

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ON OUR RADAR FOOD+DRINK Mike Criss, currently the general manager of the OKRA Charity Saloon, will partner with Clumsy Butcher, LLC to open The Nightingale Room, an entertainmentfocused bar, in the vacant space at 308 Main Street in March 2014. Named for the famous songbird it also references Houston music legend Sippie Wallace, known as the Texas Nightingale during her prime in the 1920s. The shotgun-style historic space will feature a raised stage at the back of the bar to showcase a mix of local and traveling artists – musicians and DJs – and a dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays.

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AFTER OVERCOMING STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS WITH THE HISTORIC BUILDING AT 1919 WASHINGTON AVENUE, CONSTRUCTION IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR ALBA HUERTA’S SOUTHERN COCKTAIL, JULEP. EXPECT AN OPENING MAY 2014 – JUST IN TIME FOR A NOTABLE HORSE RACE.

Bobby Heugel, Alba Huerta and the Anvil team bring back monthly cocktail classes. The 2-hour classes are highly interactive – attendees will learn the history of a single spirit, taste and make cocktails and then head home with a slew of recipes in hand. Tickets are $55, sold in advance at both Anvil and the Pastry War. They are also launching semimonthly bar top tastings at The Pastry War. Every other Tuesday (the next one is February 4) 12 guests will be guided through an intimate tasting, exploring the world of mezcal, tequila and other agave spirits. The 90minute tastings begin at 7pm and cost $55. Tickets must be purchased in person and are not available for purchase online or over the phone. For questions, please call The Pastry War at 713.225.3310 or Anvil at 713.523.1622. HAY MERCHANT CELEBRATES ITS SECOND ANNIVERSARY ON FEBRUARY 13 WITH MORE THAN ONE REASON TO CELEBRATE. JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 40 BEER BARS IN THE COUNTRY BY PASTE MAGAZINE, HAY MERCHANT ALSO GRACED THE TOP 100 IN DRAFT MAGAZINE’S LIST AND SNAGGED THE AWARD FOR BEST LATE NIGHT SPOT IN HOUSTON AT THE HOUSTON CULINARY AWARDS. IN ADDITION, THROUGH THE END OF MARCH, HAY MERCHANT WILL DONATE $1 FOR EVERY FULL-PRICED KARBACH TO THE MS150, PLUS OWNERS KEVIN FLOYD AND MIKE BURNETT WILL BE JOINING THE 150 KARBACH RIDERS AS PART OF THE TEAM.

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Gateway Memorial City, a two-level center, sits just west of Memorial City Mall. The development boasts four new chef-driven restaurants: Vallone’s, namesake of legendary Houston restaurateur Tony Vallone, opened to the public at the beginning of December. Churrascos, on the second level, marks the fourth Churrascos and eighth Cordúa restaurant in the Houston area. It also opened in December and is led by Latin American cuisine pioneer Michael Cordúa and his son, Chef David Cordúa. KUU Restaurant is the first solo offering from Chef Adison Lee, protégé of famed celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The contemporary Japanese concept should be open by the time you read this and promises a diverse menu with a full spectrum of items including sushi as well as new spins on traditional fare. And finally gastropub Odgen’s Pour Society from acclaimed California chef and restaurateur Bradley Odgen is slated to open in Summer 2014. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Houston has added liquor and cocktails to their wine and expansive craft beer menu. La Colombe d’Or’s Chef German Mosquera at CINQ launches a new menu full of earthy fall flavors.


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Erin Smith of Plonk! fame has been appointed the Executive Chef for the JW Marriot Houston Downtown opening this summer. The Houston native created the dishes and menu for Plonk! and directed the culinary operations for Clumsy Butcher Group. THE MENIL’S CAFÉ WILL BE CALLED BISTRO MENIL, THE WINNING ENTRY OF OVER 450 NAMES SUBMITTED IN A CONTEST HELD BY THE MENIL TO NAME THE CAFÉ. HOUSTONIAN AMERICO NONINI CAME UP WITH THE NAME REFERENCING THE FRENCH HERITAGE OF FOUNDERS DOMINIQUE AND FRANCOIS DE MENIL. CHEF GREG MARTIN OF CAFÉ EXPRESS AND TACO MILAGRO FAME WILL BE AT THE HELM. Crest Restaurant Company’s new concept, TABLE, will open mid-March in the Philippe location in BLVD place. Chef Manuel Pucha is working on a globetrotting menu featuring flavors inspired by his love of travel and fresh tastes of the seasons. Under the guidance of Roberto Cervantes of ArchiArts, TABLE will marry the culinary passport of the food to design.

The next piece in Cooper Clark’s hub of über successful restaurants, Punk’s Simple Southern Food, is slated to open mid-to-late February next door to the new Coppa Osteria in Hanover Rice Village.

THE INFAMOUS MARFRELESS BAR AND LOUNGE IS RUMORED TO BE REOPENING THIS MONTH.

H-E-B is hitting the road with a team of registered dietitians for the company’s first-ever Start Fresh Fest Mobile Tour. The 12-week tour features healthy pop-up festivals in the parking lots of 48 different H-E-B stores throughout the state. All of the events are free and open to the public. 2/1 H-E-B located at 10919 Louetta Rd., Houston, TX 77070 2/2 H-E-B located at 1550 Fry Rd., Houston, TX 77084 2/6 H-E-B located at 11815 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077 2/7 H-E-B located at 6102 Scott St., Houston, TX 77021 2/8 H-E-B located at 3111 Woodridge, Ste. 500, Houston, TX 77087 2/9 H-E-B located at 6210 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77502 2/10 H-E-B located at 9828 Blackhawk Blvd., Houston, TX 77075 2/11 H-E-B located at 2805 Business Center Dr., Pearland, TX 77581

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SATISFYING A NEED FOR NOODLES

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TIGER DEN

IN CASE YOU HADN’T NOTICED YET, RAMEN IS HOT. MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH REAL RAMEN CAME ON A RECENT THURSDAY NIGHT. NOW, I’M DISCOUNTING THE FIVE-FOR-ADOLLAR-PACKAGEDNOODLE-STAPLE FROM THE GROCERY STORE THAT HELPED SUSTAIN ME IN COLLEGE BACK DURING THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION.

We’re talking about an entirely different experience here. My lovely dinner companion and I chose Tiger Den, the authentic ramen noodle restaurant on Bellaire in China Town. There are some interesting appetizers. Things like pork jowl, chicken skin and hearts. Small servings. Not filling, but potent and interesting. Mike Tran, the owner, told me that many ramen places in Japan are like tapas restaurants. People come in to hang out, have some grilled munchies, and a few beers, before scarfing down a bowl of noodles. That’s what Tran was hoping to create here, a friendly community spot. For the moment, though, it’s too early to identify “regulars.” People are coming from everywhere. Young and old, Eastern and Western, from all walks. Everybody’s looking to 18. february 14 | www.002mag.com

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experience the ramen. At capacity, Tiger Den can seat between 60 and 70 people. It’s a full house on this night. A lot of energy. Back to the tasty appetizers. The chicken skin is a crunchy and slightly chewy delicacy, skewered and grilled. The pork jowl is a salty treat, also grilled. The grilled lamb has a wasabi mayo. It’s excellent. After savoring the starters, the noodles come. Since I was a first-timer, I opted for the traditional Tonkotsu, the original silky pork noodle soup topped with chashu (roasted pork belly), ajisuke tamago (seasoned boiled egg), menma (seasoned bamboo shoots), cabbage, kikurage mushroom, scallion and fresh garlic. A big bowl of wonderfulness.

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My dinner companion opted for the spicy miso version. Next time in, that’ll be my choice. Well, or the black garlic option. It’s all good. There are a few spots around town serving ramen. But things are about to get serious.

SAMPLE MENU STARTERS • SPICY CUCUMBER with house spices, miso vinaigrette, sesame – $3.50 • PORK JOWL, sea salt, mustard – $5.00 RAMEN • TONKOTSU – the original silky pork noodle soup topped with chashu (roasted pork belly), ajisuke tamago (seasoned boiled egg), menma (seasoned bamboo shoots), cabbage, kikurage mushroom, scallion and fresh garlic – $8.00 • GARLIC BLACK BEAN – roasted black bean, garlic and crispy pork trim, chashu, ajisuke tamago, menma, cabbage, kikurage mushroom, scallion and black garlic – $8.00

“When people eat here now, they only compare it to New York or LA,” said Tran. But he actually looks forward to new ramen restaurants opening – and apparently there are plans for several coming in the next year. “Competition will be good for everyone. ”When he started he thought he’d be open for lunch and all day, but there is too much prep. Tran’s approach requires you to boil the pork bone, for the broth, for around 30 hours. “You have to get the soup milky,” he says. “It takes time to get that creamy consistency.” The noodles are prepared in house as well. Mike estimates they prepare 400 servings a day. The process starts very early, before dawn, and finishes around a half hour before opening at 5pm. “You have to love it,” he says, stirring the thickening broth. “Everything takes time.” There are plans to expand the menu, add new exotic items, but for now, the fundamental ramen and yakitori are putting smiles on the faces of the continuous stream of noodle cravers. I highly recommend a visit.

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Dominique McGhee co-founded the Houston-based blog The Monster Lifestyle. He is 23 years old and loves to share his love of food with others. Life would not be complete without bacon, ice cream and Scooby Doo fruit snacks...did I mention bacon? You can catch Dominique around town searching for new places to eat, bars to hang out at and exploring all that the city has to offer. www.themonsterlifestyle.com | FB: Food Monsters | Twitter: @FoodMonsters

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CARACOL | CHEF HUGO ORTEGA

CUISINE Mexican Coastal Seafood | www.caracol.net | 2200 Post Oak Blvd. | 713.622.9996 HOURS Sunday – Thursday 11am –10pm; Friday – Saturday 11am – 11pm

Caracol [cah-ra-col meaning snail] is Chef Hugo Ortega’s new restaurant in The Galleria offering up Mexican Coastal Cuisine. As with Chef Ortega’s other restaurants (Hugo’s and Backstreet Cafe), much detail and attention has gone into Caracol. Bright hues of blue fill the interior of the dining area and oyster bar as one of the main focal points. When I visited Caracol I grabbed an available seat at the bar during Happy Hour and was taken care of by Nas; he really knew the menu well and was able to offer great drink and food suggestions. Per his suggestion I ordered the Gran Especial margarita, Gusanos and Tostada de Atun Crudo. The Gran Especial margarita had

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CUISINE “Scoops, Novelties, Old-Fashioned Sodas, Coffees and more!” | www.fatcatcreamery.com | 1901 N. Shepherd | 713.869.1080 HOURS Sunday – Wednesday 11am –10pm; Thursday 11am – 11pm; Friday – Saturday 11am – Midnight

Fat Cat Creamery has a special place in my heart. When I first started blogging, my blog partner and I created a signature ice cream flavor with the Cats for our 1-year anniversary party. The final product was a chocolate beer stout and candied bacon ice cream that was really, really delicious! The experience of getting to know the two passionate minds behind Fat Cat Creamery (Sarah and Jarvis) was one that I’ll savor forever, long after the pints of ice cream were gone. The Cats recently opened their first ice cream parlor on N. Shepherd in The Heights and it’s definitely worth a visit! They give special attention to making small batch ice cream using quality, local ingredients and products that are environmentally friendly. A visit to their par-

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a nice “bite” from the tamarind and the roasted spiced simple syrup; quite the choice for the chilly Houston night that I visited. The Gusanos, which may shock some, are sautéed, dried maguey worms. Once you get over the initial shock factor that you’re eating worms you’ll really enjoy this dish. Served taco style, I found this dish to be best when drizzled with the lime and topped with salsa. The Tostada de Atun Crudo was also packed with flavor. The tuna was very fresh and topped with a sour orange mayonnaise. The dining room quickly became packed with families enjoying the traditional Mexican flavors that Chef Ortega has become known for. Seafood may be the main draw at Caracol but there are dishes that will maguey worm satisfy the meat lover and vegetarian as well. tacos

lor is hip, light, fresh, nostalgic and full of Fat Cat personality. Try mixing flavors strawberry buttermilk and the buttered caramel play very well with each other. As their slogan says: “You want this in your tummy, trust a bunch of cats!” Interior


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CUISINE Juice bar | www.bigyogahouston.com 3115 Allen Parkway Nestled off Allen Parkway is a very cool and relaxing space for yoga and a juice bar – Big & Juicy Juice Bar is a hidden treasure in the heart of the city. Juicing has become more mainstream in the recent years. Drinks like Kale Yeah and Chatauranga Cowabunga appeal to everyone. I tried the Chatauranga Cowabunga, one of the most popular drinks, made with cucumber, pineapple, spinach, green apple, lemon and sage. It was easy to see why this drink is a favorite. The staff is insanely happy and always helpful with advice on what to order. There’s positive reinforcement everywhere. Places like this make getting your workout not only easier but more enjoyable, and the juice bar makes living healthy a no-brainer. I was eager to check out their Chataranga yoga schedule before I walked out Cowabunga Juice the door. If you’re similar to me, it could be somewhat intimidating as a beginner but they assure you that the classes are mixed with beginners and pros, a unique experience for sure. The space, the juice and the people all contribute to making this Juice Bar one of the hippest new spots in town. Now that the secret is out, I’m sure I’ll see you there. Namaste.

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LTHOUGH BORN IN A DALLAS SUBURB, BOB McCLAREN’S LIFE IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO HOUSTON. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS FOR THE ASTROS FROM 1994 TO 2002 AND WAS ONE OF THE LEAD CAMPAIGNERS TO BUILD MINUTE MAID PARK, WHAT HE DEEMS “THE FINEST BALLPARK IN AMERICA.” HE IS NOW AT THE HELM OF TEXAS’ PREMIER BLACK ANGUS RANCH, 44 FARMS, WHICH SUPPLIES ETHICALLY RAISED BEEF PRODUCTS TO RESTAURANTS ACROSS HOUSTON. “44 FARMS GIVES ME AN INSIGHT TO THE BEST OF THE BEST OF HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT SCENE. IT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO SEE AND WORK WITH SOME THE BEST CHEFS AND RESTAURANTS IN HOUSTON. WE ARE BLESSED.” WHEN HE IS NOT TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS OR RUNNING OPERATIONS ON THE RANCH, MCCLAREN ENJOYS ANYTHING RELATED TO BASEBALL AND EXPLORING TEXAS’ GREAT OUTDOORS.

ARA RESTAURANT AT THE ROYAL SONESTA 2222 W. Loop S. Fwy. Houston, TX 77027 713.627.7600 | www.sonesta.com/royalhouston Sonesta has done a remarkable job in the short time since they took over the old InterContinental Hotel. They have remodeled the space and it has become a favorite spot to take out-of-town guests to experience the taste and spirit Texas. Chef Peter Laufer has created a steakhouse destination with Ara. Out-of-towners seem to have figured this one out before the locals – the restaurant is filled with business travelers who eat at Ara night after night. Table One, the Chef’s table inside the kitchen, is such a great way to experience Chef Peter’s cooking and to visit with him. Chef Peter and his staff create a fun, enjoyable environment and are educational as they share their secrets to their spice blends and sourcing their fresh ingredients.

HAVEN & COVE 2502 Algerian Way | Houston, TX 713.581.6101 | www.havenhouston.com/cove Chef Randy Evans’ chicken fried steak is hands down the best in Houston. It’s the perfect place to get together with friends for some old-fashioned comfort food with a twist. His insistence on using sustainably raised, local ingredients means that everything he serves is top-notch quality and you can really taste it in everything on the menu. It also makes you feel slightly less guilty about having gravy over your chicken fried steak. Cove – which was converted from Haven’s bar about a year ago – is a nice change of pace from the comfort food. Chef Jean Philippe Gaston runs Cove and stands at the ready to prepare the night’s offering right before your eyes. Both Chef Randy and Chef Philippe are fun and gregarious and often pop out to say hi to their longtime regulars. It’s an open, friendly atmosphere and a great spot to spend an evening with good friends.

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THE HAT STORE 5587 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 713.780.2480 www.thehatstore.com I’m a cowboy at heart, so there’s no better place than The Hat Store to find the best look and fit for your straw or felt cowboy hat. Located on Richmond just outside the loop, The Hat Store is a convenient stop any day of the week. The ownership and staff have been serving Texas cowboys for decades.

CARTER’S COUNTRY 11886 Wilcrest Drive Houston, TX 77031 281.879.1466 www.carterscountry.net or 6231 Treaschwig Road Spring, TX 77373-7698 281.443.8393 I love to bird hunt both on the ranch and in South Texas. My favorite hunting outfitter in Houston is Carter’s Country. There is a location in Houston and one in Spring. Both have an incredible selection of gear for outdoorsmen, and the mountings on the wall also provide plenty of inspiration before going out for a hunt.

LUKE’S LOCKER 1953 West Gray Houston, TX 77019 713.529.0786 | www.lukeslocker.com I used to go to Luke’s Locker in Dallas in the 1980s and 1990s, so I was excited when they opened their store in Houston around 2000. This family-owned business is the coolest running and fitness store in the country, in my opinion. The Lucas family was a big proponent of fitness long before it was cool. Mike Lucas is a great cattleman and 44 Farms customer. We definitely share a mutual admiration of each other’s businesses, and I really respect their involvement in the community through their support of races and charitable fitness events.


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“THERE’S A NEW FIESTA IN THE MAKING AS WE SPEAK…”

“…IT’S OUT AT THE MOON TOWER.” UNLIKE MR. WOODERSON’S FIRST PARTY THAT NIGHT IN DAZED AND CONFUSED, HOUSTON’S MOON TOWER DIDN’T GET BUSTED … IT WENT ON HIATUS TO UPGRADE. THE FIELD PARTY ON THE EAST SIDE OF DOWNTOWN IS BACK, AND THIS FIESTA IS PERMANENT, HAPPENING 7 DAYS A WEEK, MY MAN. WHAT’S THAT? NEVER EXPERIENCED THE MOON TOWER INN? WELL, HOP IN YOUR T-BIRD AND HEAD OVER TO CANAL STREET BECAUSE IT’D BE A LOT COOLER IF YOU DID.

Moon Tower still sits on a huge grass lot full of picnic tables, fire pits, table tennis and random cedar posts. There is a covered seating section, but the party is out under the sun/stars. What’s new? Well, the new tap wall inside the main container (all the “buildings” are shipping containers) has up to 66 draft beers! The bathrooms are upgraded too. They also expanded the kitchen which will certainly help get some of the best dogs in town out quicker, and Moon Tower is now the only bona fide brewpub Houston – yep, they brew beer on site. Speaking of beer, Moon Tower’s got some good ones – like real good. Prairie Noir stout anyone?! So, not to confuse, the menu lays out the current offerings by type (lager, stout, lambics/ciders, Belgians, etc.) and bold typefaces the Texas breweries. Since you

came to party we highly recommended you eat some food. Buffalo, pheasant and dove are highlights of the dogs and the homemade case-free boudin “dog” put us in a daze. All from a kitchen built in a shipping container! Remember it’s still small and can get backed up – the “this ain’t fast food, shut up and wait” sign provides a subtle reminder.

Relax, man, you might have to share a picnic table with some other partiers, you might not be able to see your food if it’s dark out3004 Canal Street | Houston, TX 77003 side and you might benefit from bringing your own www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com fire wood for the pits, but this is all part of the charm. Mon–Thu 2pm–2am | Fri–Sat 12pm–3 am | Sun 12pm–12am As Mr. Wooderson would say, Moon Tower Inn is “all Follow facebook/twitter for exact hours and just right, all right, all right.” about every day specials.

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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

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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 BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545 BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218 BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440 CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848 CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857

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COOK & COLLINS www.cookandcollins.com 2416 Brazos St. 832.701.1973 CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196 CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com 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

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KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111 LIBERTY KITCHEN www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com 1050 Studewood St. 713.802.0533

LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE www.libertykitchenoysterette.com 424 San Felipe. 713.622.1010 LINE & LARIAT | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800 MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.2632 www.neimanmarcus.com

TRINITI www.trinitirestaurant.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090 UNDERBELLY www.underbellyhouston.com 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9800 YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.461.9273 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. SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726

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

AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636

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

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

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

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

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

UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808

EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815

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

NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1302 Nance Street. 832.830.8592 QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700 RDG www.rdgbarannie.com 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3951 San Felipe. 713.599.1960 RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations SEASONS 52 www.seasons52.com • 4410 Westheimer. 713.621.5452 • 842 W Sam Houston Prwy. 713.464.5252 SHADE www.shadeheights.com 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321 THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com THE PASS & PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 www.passandprovisions.com

FISH [sushi] www.fishhouston.com 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294 GORO & GUN [japanese+noodles] 306 Main. 832.708.6195 JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 3 Houston locations | www.noodlesrule.com KAM’S [chinese] www.kamscuisine.com 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057 KONA GRILL [japanese+american] 2 Houston locations | www.konagrill.com KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE www.lesgivrals.com 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300 MF SUSHI www.mfsushihouston.com 5887 Westheimer. 832.530.4321 NARA [korean] www.narahouston.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.628.3995 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.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888

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

bar-b-que BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com GOODE COMPANYwww.goodecompany.com 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com

breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc. ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 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

SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO 904 Westheimer. 713.942.9990 www.southsideespresso.com

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

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

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929

CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcakes.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283

KRAFTSMEN CAFE www.kraftsmencafe.com 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300

SWEET www.sweethouston.com 801 Town & Country. 713.647.9338

D’AMICO’S www.damico-café.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400

MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR • 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 • 711 Louisina. (DT tunnel system) www.michaelscookiejar.com

THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com

DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St.. 713.874.0096 DRY CREEK CAFÉ www.drycreekcafe.com 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313 EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 www.fountain-view-cafe.com

MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com

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

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

HARRYS www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198

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

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 BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.521.723 COSTA BRAVA BISTRO [spanish/french] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com ÉTOILE CUISINE [french] 1101-11 Uptown Park. 832.668.5808 www.etoilecuisine.com GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com

TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations

LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com

ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations

OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 PHILIPPE REST+LOUNGE [french] BLVD. Place. 713.439.1000 www.philippehouston.com

SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre-tx.com 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406 THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com

indian ASHIANA www.ashianarestaurant.net 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555 KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472 NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.thebombaybrasserie.com PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022 SHIVA www.shivarestaurant.com 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753

italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com BIRRAPORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com

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

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

EL GRAN MALO [mex] www.elgranmalo.com 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405

COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260

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

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

EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com

OSTERIA COPPA www.coppaosteriahouston.com 5210 Morningside. 713.522.3535

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

OSTERIA MAZZANTINI www.osteriamazzantini.com 2200 Post Oak. 713.993.9898

GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com

PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations

IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations

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

mediterranean+greek CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969 DROUBI BROS. www.droubibrothers.com 507 Dallas St. 713.652.0058 NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square. 713.224.4976

NIKO NIKO’S

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 2 Houston locations

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

LAS VENTANAS [mex] www.lasventanas.net 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990

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

LATIN BITES CAFE [peru] 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 www.latinbitescafe.com

ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com

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

LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 | www.luciosbyob.com

BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com

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

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

DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com

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

FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656

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

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

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

PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222

1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 2 Houston locations | www.1252tapasbar.com 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 NEW

CARACOL [mex] www.caracol.net 2200 Post Oak Blvd. 713.622.9996 CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com

RADICAL EATS www.radicaleats.com 507 Westheimer. 713.697.8719 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

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PALM www.thepalm.com 6100 Westheimer Rd. 713.977.2544 PAPPAS BROS. www.pappasbros.com 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352

pizza

PIZARO’S www.pizarospizza.com 14028 Memorial Dr. 281.589.7277 REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA www.reginellis.com 12389 Kingsride Lane. 713.468.2727 STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston locations

steak+chops FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720

WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com

THE WOODLANDS AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492

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

AMERIGO'S GRILLE [italian] www.amerigos.com 25250 Grogans Park Dr. 281.362.0808

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

BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061

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

BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993

SUGAR LAND

RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com

latin

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

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 RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704 THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 TRADICAO [brazilian] 12000 Southwest Frwy. 281.277.9292 www.tradicaosteakhouse.com

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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AMERICAS 2040 W. Gray St. 832.200.1492 Sunday – 10:30am-3pm | www.cordua.com BABA YEGA 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 Sunday – starts at 9:30am | www.babayega.com BIRRAPORETTI’S 500 Louisiana 713.224.9494 Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.birrarestaurant.com CAFE ON THE GREEN 4 Riverway 713.871.8181 Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.omnihotels.com HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.hearsayhouston.com

LA FISHERIA 4705 Inker St. 713.802.1712 Sunday - 11:30am–3:30pm www.lafisheriahouston.com LATIN BITES 5709 Woodway. 713.229.8369 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.latinbitescafe.com LOCAL POUR 1952 W.. Gray St. 713.521.1881 Sunday – 11am – 3pm | www.localpourhouston.com MAX’S WINE DIVE 4720 Washington Ave. 713.880.8737 Sunday – 9am–3pm | www.maxswinedive.com MOCKINGBIRD BISTRO 1985 Welch St. 713.533.0200 Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.mockingbirdbistro.com

MR. PEEBLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 Sunday – 11am–4pm | www.mrpeebles.com PHIL & DEREK’S 2811 Bammel Lane. 713.529.1314 Sunday starts at 11am | www.philanddereksent.com

Adair Kitche 5161 San n Felipe, Su ite 390, 7 713.623.6 7056 100 | ww w.ada Sat: 8am – 10

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PREGO’S 2520 Amherst St. 713.529.2420 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.prego-houston.com

THE TASTING ROOM 1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.993.9800 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.thetastingroomwines.com

RAINBOW LODGE 2011 Ella Blvd. 713.861.8666 Sunday – 10:30am–4pm | wwwrainbow-lodge.com

THE UNION KITCHEN 4057 Bellaire Blvd. 713.661.0025 Saturday & Sunday – 10am–2pm | www.theunionkitchen.com

RDG + BAR ANNIE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.rdgbarannie.com

TQLA 4601 Washington Avenue. 281.501.3237 Sunday – 10am–3pm | www.tqla.com

THE BISTRO 701 Texas St. 713.228.9500 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.thelancaster.com THE GROVE 1611 Lamar St. 713.337.7321 Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.thegrovehouston.com

TRINITI 2815 S. Shepherd. 713.527.9090 Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.trinitirestaurant.com WILLIE G’S 1605 Post Oak Blvd.. 713.840.7190 Sunday starts at 11am | www.williegs.com

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PBR HOUSTON A COWBOY BAR www.pbrhouston.com 500 Texas St. 713.836.2277

RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com

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

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

CHAPEL SPIRITS 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com

RESERVE 101 www.reserve101.com 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101

CHAR BAR 305 Travis. 713.222.8177

SAM BAR | inside The Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.samhoustonhotelbar.com

DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar EL BIG BAD 419 Travis. 713.229.8181 www.elbigbad.com ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR www.sharkbartx.com 534 Texas. 713.836.2279 SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537

HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston

THE DIRT www.dirtbar.com 1209 Caroline. 713.651.3988

JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011

THE PASTRY WAR 310 Main St. | @thepastrywar

JET LOUNGE 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com

TOC BAR www.tocbar.net 112 Travis. 713.224.4862

LA CARAFE 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 NEW LITTLE DIPPER 304 Main St. www.facebook.com/little.dipper

LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB www.mollyspubs.com 509 Main. 713.222.1033

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VENUE www.venuehouston.com 719 Main. 713.236.8150 WALTERS DOWNTOWN 1120 Naylor. 713.222.2679 wwwwaltersdowntown.com

galleria+uptown

THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com WINETOPIA www.winetopiatx.com 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149

midtown 13 CELSIUS www.13celsius.com 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 3RD BAR www.reefhouston.com 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282

FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 www.junctionbarandgrill.com KHON’S WINE www.khonsbar.com 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775

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

KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501

ADDIX HOUSTON 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.addixhouston.com

MONGOOSE VS COBRA 1011 McGowen 713.650.6872 www.mongooseversuscobra.com

BARBARELLA www.barbarellatx.com 2404 San Jacinto. BAR MUNICH www.barmunich.com 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com

BAR 12•21 www.mortons.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946

COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576

BELVEDERE www.belvedereinfo.com 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271

CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com

EL PATIO www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410

EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531

DOGHOUSE TAVERN 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118

MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net PROOF ROOFTOP LOUNGE 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com PUB FICTION www.pubfiction.com 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400

PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3177 www.paparruchos.com

DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096

RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com

REMINGTON BAR St. Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.stregis.com/houston

DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE 114 Gray. 713.526.3423 www.doublecrosshouston.com

RICH’S www.richsnightclub.com 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606

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

CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com

SHOT BAR www.shotbarhouston.com 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000

NEW COSTA'S ELIXIR LOUNGE 415 Westheimer #101.832.831.1565 www.costashouston.com

STATUS www.statushouston.com 1410 Bell. 713.659.5400 THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 www.goodlifemidtown.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

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

GRIFF’S www.griffshouston.net 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912

THE MINK/THE BACKROOM 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com

GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com

WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com

J.R.’s www.jrsbarandgrill.com 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519

montrose+shepherd 611 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070

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ABSINTHE www.absinthelounge.com 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 AGORA www.agorahouston.com 1712 Westheimer. 713.526.7212

LITTLE WOODROW’S 720 Shepherd. 832.804.9941 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com

ANVIL+REFUGE 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com

LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342

AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com

MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com

BLUR BAR www.blurbar.com 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447

METEOR www.meteorhouston.com 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123

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

MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488

BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500

NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com

BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com

PJ’S SPORTS BAR 614 W. Gray. 713.520.1748 www.pjssportsbar.com

CATBIRDS www.catbirds.com 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000

POISON GIRL 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar

CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.527.9101

RED LION PUB 2316 S. Shepherd. 713.782.3030 www.redlionhouston.com


ROEDER’S PUB 3116 S. Shepherd. 713.524.4994 www.roederspub.com

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

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

SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713.524.2441 www.saintgen.com

RUDYARD’S www.rudyardspub.com 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521

VINE WINE ROOM 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com

BLANCO’S 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.blancosbarandgrill.com

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

YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 Sorella Court. 713.461.9273

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

SOUTH BEACH 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com THE FLAT www.barflathouston.com 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528

rice village ARMADILLO PALACE 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com

THE HARP www.theharphouston.com 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827

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

THE HAY MERCHANT 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com

BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com

THE NEXT DOOR 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712

BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691

THE STAG’S HEAD 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com

HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com

VELVET MELVIN PUB 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798

KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858

ZIMM’S www.zimmsbar.com 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002

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

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

outer loop BOWLMOR FORMERLY 300 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.bowlmor.com/houston DENIM BAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com FIREHOUSE SALOON 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE 12848 Queensbury Ln. 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com MARQUE 798 Sorella Court. 832.726.1930 www.marquehouston.com

SIMONE ON SUNSET 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR www.18thbar.net 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800

CRU www.cruawinebar.com 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463

ELAN www.elanhouston.net 526 Waugh. 713.542.297

THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999

ESTATE LOUNGE 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.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 LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com NEW LOWBROW 1601 W. Main. 281.501.8288 www.lowbrowhouston.com

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

LUMEN LOUNGE 5020 Kirby. 281.807.7567

1919 WINE & MIXOLOGY 2736 Virginia St.. 713.568.9197 www.1919wmb.com BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com

STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com THE BAR Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200

THE GINGER MAN 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com

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

DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com

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SONOMA WINE BAR 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com

THE OAK BAR www.theoakbar.net 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9198 THE RAILYARD 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010

heights+washington 360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com BIG STAR BAR www.bigstarbar.com 1005 West 19th St. 281.501.9560 BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com BRIXX BAR www.brixxhouston.com 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811

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

CITY OVEN www.thecityoven.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400

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

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

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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 DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 www.downhousehouston.com EI8TH www.ei8thouston.com 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467 FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 832.704.8964 www.hugheshangar.com KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.861.2653 www.littlewoodrows.com LITTLE J’S www.littlejsbar.com 4218 Washington. 832.649.5293 MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com

REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com ROOSEVELT www.rooseveltbar.com 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 SOCIAL JUNKIE 2412 Washington. 832.338.3741 TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.426.1105 www.tapshouseofbeer.com THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300 TQLA www.tqla.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237 UNDERDOGS PUB 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com WINSTON’S 5111 Washington. 281.501.9088 www.winstonsonwashingtoncom WOODROWS HEIGHTS 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.woodrowsheights.com

warehouse district LUCKY’S PUB www.luckyspub.com 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 NEW MOON TOWER INN www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com 3004 Canal St.

THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 NEW VOODOO QUEEN 322 Milby St. www.facebook.com/liquorandladies

WAREHOUSE LIVE 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com

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

PHIL’S WINE LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.439.1000 RON’S PUB www.ronspub.com 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820

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Geometry #70, 71, 72, 73, 74, acrylic on wood panels, 45” x 45” each, total of 90” x 135” wood panels. Each series shows the geometric shapes from inception to completion, with the structure of the geometry on the panels.

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Fariba Abedin’s large-scale geometric paintings are amazing. The five paintings give the effect of a blown-up kaleidoscope to the viewer. The rich saturation of color and the sharp, straight lines are soothing and happy. Abedin shares, “Since my childhood I have been exposed to the rich culture and art of Iran. I look back on all those beautiful geometric designs that I would see every day, whether it being in the architecture of the historic buildings or the mosques. I wondered how such gorgeous domes were built in the old times!” Her work is detail-oriented, and it’s easy to see her cultural influence. Her message is appealing: “My work is a representative of who I am and how I think. I believe life is not about war, but rather about optimism, beauty, love and mercy. Life is about communication, giving and being forgiving!” Carla Valencia de Martinez

Fariba Abedin’s studio is in Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Studio #243, Houston 77007 or view her work online at www.FaribaAbedin.com. Open studios are held every second Saturday of the month from 2 – 5pm or by making appointments at 713.417.7777.


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A CORNER OF CANAAN, ANTEBELLUM CULTURE IN TEXAS | The Community Artist’s Collective February 1– March 15 Opening Reception: Friday, 6 – 8pm A Corner of Canaan is a series of photographs focused on preservation of antebellum, buildings in East Texas. Pre-Civil War culture in Texas consisted of socially stratified spatial arrangements that were meant to remind people of their place in society. Why these buildings should be saved is a question that can only be considered by comparing two diverse views and histories: one Anglo and one African American. Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery (1413 Holman at LaBranch, Houston, TX 77004) Free admission; no tickets required. For more info, visit www.thecollective.org.

ROCO CELEBRATES AUSTRIA-CONDUCTORLESS ROCO Connections February 22 @ 5pm February 23 @ 6:30pm The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) continues its journey “Around the World in ROCO Ways” on February 22 – 23 with ROCO Celebrates Austria-Conductorless! ROCO welcomes violin soloist and guest concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes in a program that celebrates The Viennese School from Austria: Mozart Serenata notturna, Haydn Symphony #103 (the Drum Roll) and Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 2. The first performance will be on Saturday, February 22, at the Church of St. John the Divine at 5pm (2450 River Oaks Blvd. at Westheimer Rd.)$25 General Admission; $10 Students.

The second performance will take place on Sunday, February 23, at 6:30pm at the Historic Sugar Land Auditorium (226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land, TX)$20 General Admission; $10 Students. To find out more information and purchase tickets, visit rocohouston.org.

ELIZABETH STROUT READING Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Photography by Leonardo Cendamo

ebruary is for lovers but don’t feel left out if you are a party of one. The Houston Arts Scene is delivering something that tastes almost better than chocolate. Celebrate Black History Month with The Community Artist’s Collective and their collection of rare photographs of buildings from pre-Civil War. Enjoy two special programs from ROCO Connections. Slide into Fresh Arts and see the work of Melinda Laszczynski. Who says the shortest month of the year can’t be the most fun? - xoxo Fresh Arts

February 24 @ 7:30pm The 2013/14 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents fiction writer Elizabeth Strout, author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel Olive Kitteridge, Amy and Isabelle and Abide with Me, reading from her latest New York Times bestselling novel, The Burgess Boys. The reading, followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing, takes place at Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center (501 Texas Avenue)- General admission tickets: $5. For more information, visit www.inprinthouston.org.

ALWAYS PLUS ONE DAY BY MELINDA LASZCZYNSKI Presented by Fresh Arts Opening Reception – February 28, 6–8pm Closes April 11, 2014 Fresh Arts presents Always Plus One Day featuring the works of Melinda Laszczynski. Melinda uses house paint, tape and spray paint, and collected photographs and discarded construction material combined with paint skins, wax and glitter to create fragile assemblages. Laszcyzynski has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the Houston and Cleveland areas, including “Disturbance of Distance” at Box13 ArtSpace, “In-Turn” at Zygote Press and “Made for Cutting” at Forum Gallery. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections, including University Hospitals and Avery Denison. Fresh Arts (2101 Winter Street, #B11, Houston, TX 77007) Free. www.fresharts.org.

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3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org  

From Tai Chi by the reflecting pool with Henderson Smith on February 6 to a film screening of Where the Soldiers Come From and conversation on the plaza with Heather Courtney on February 19 and a talk with Julian Filochowski about The Violence of Love: The Legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero – all community events held at this intimate sanctuary – the options are vast. Visit www.rothkochapel.org for the complete calendar for February. 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org   

1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org  

Opening February 14, Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte continues its exploration beyond Magritte’s breakthrough years leading up to World War II. The Menil Collection will present a selection of works illuminating abiding interests and concerns of the artist and trace his continuous reinterpretation of themes. Often, Magritte expanded upon the iconography of his earlier work. Some of his newly created motifs − of people and places and things that defy laws of gravity and sense − are among the most recognizable and enduring of Magritte’s oeuvre, including the sky filled with bowler-hatted men in Golconda (1953) and the day-for-night streetscape of The Dominion of Light (1954). In addition to paintings, the exhibition will include rarely-seen preparatory drawings, gouaches (an increasingly important medium to Magritte during his late period) and sculptures such as two painted bottles (only 25 of which are known to exist). 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org  

February 12, HCP holds its annual print auction where artists, galleries and collectors from all over the world contribute high caliber photographic art to be auctioned to benefit HCP’s operating fund. 100% of the proceeds go back to support HCP exhibitions, educational initiatives, outreach programs and the awardwinning spot magazine.

Ongoing. Cyan Silhouettes: Works by Anna Mavromatis & Thea Clark (part of FotoFest 2014 Biennial) features the handmade books, jewelry, quilts and clothing employing the cyanotype process to expose memories and associations of Mavromatis & Clark assigned to personal possessions. Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey Mchorse opens February 7, and presents the work of one of the most innovative contemporary forces in Native American pottery. El Paso native Adrian Esparza’s Spectra also opens February 7. Esparza combines traditional Mexican-American craft-based practices with the universal language of geometric abstracts.

8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org   

Opening February 28, in conjunction with FotoFest 2014 Biennial, Love Letters in a Tree, Otis Ike and Ivete Lucas employ documentary photography and filmmaking to explore encounters with niche segments of society. Safe Distance, Galina Kuriat explores the intimate relationship between photographer and sitter.

Thru February 23 embark on a whimsical adventure at The Art of Dr. Seuss. Explore Theodor Seuss Geisel’s life and unique artistic vision. Weave through mindaltering galleries of Dr. Seuss’s imaginative paintings, bronze sculptures, unorthodox taxidermy, secret art and more. February 17 is Sensor Friendly Day where kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) get to explore the museum in their own way and on their own time.

6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com  

9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org   

Founded in 2000 by Vietnam veteran and AfricanAmerican military historian, Captain Paul J. Matthews, this is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in the United States of America. February 28, 14th Annual Gala honoring our military Judge Advocate Generals, Jag Corps, at Bayou City Event Center. Reservations at 713.942.8920 or visit website for more information.



ON VIEW THRU FEBRUARY, EL ULTIMO GRITO IS A COMMISSIONED SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION BY LONDON-BASED HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM ROSARIO HURTADO AND ROBERTO FEO, WINNERS OF THE 2012 LONDON DESIGN MEDAL AND INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN FOR CREATING AN ECLECTIC RANGE OF OBJECTS AND INSTALLATION.

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February 15, monkey around at the museum with Curious George at Arts and Crafts Playtime and Storytime. Learn about the creators of Curious George while crafting a take-home project. 2–4pm, $5 per child; RSVP online.

5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org  

FEATURED 12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org 

Microbes: Invisible Invaders…Amazing Allies – explore the ecology and biology of microbes through 10 different exhibit stations. See how the discovery of penicillin, a good microbe, helped to end mass viral breakouts such as polio, tuberculosis and small pox. Learn how transportation, overcrowding and pollution increase the spread of harmful microbes. There’s even a recreated 14th-century beaked mask thought to protect people from the bubonic plague. 10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org   

February 14, Magna Carta opens with an original edition of the only known example of the King’s Writ – a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester announcing the signing of the document. The Magna Carta is considered to be Great Britain’s most valuable export to the world and is a model upon which the United States Constitution was based. The newly revamped Welch Hall of Chemistry is now open to tell the story of life in the universe as seen through the lens


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11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org   

February 19, Call of the Wild Speaker Series The Magic of Cranes – Engaging a Global Community. Join wildlife heroes from all over the world as they share their stories of working with local communities to protect animals and habitats. Save the Date! February 22, 5th Annual Winter Gala join the ambassadors for a fantastic evening of amazing animal experiences as well as food and drinks. Visit the website for more calendar events and details for the gala.

15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org  

On view thru February, 5 Objects features painter Denise Liebl’s largescale still lifes that juxtapose mass produced and natural objects. Quiet Revels, focuses on photographer Tracey Freeman’s series of pond photographs capturing the mysterious qualities and ephemeral qualities of water.

16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org   

The purpose of the museum is to unify the Czech/Slovak American community around issues of importance and provide a central focus for all things Czech related, serving as a clearing house for information useful for members, visitors, individuals, organizations and the media

17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org   

Founded in 1987 by Jill F. Hasling and her father, Dr. John C. Freeman, both Certified Consulting Meteorologists and Fellows of the American Meteorological Society. The nonprofit corporation was founded to respond to a need to educate the public about weather and weather safety. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org   

Between History and New Horizons: Photographs of Women, Work and Community in Laos runs through February 9. What constitutes labor in this shifting economy and how do women depict their roles in it? Consisting of professional portraits and personal photographs, Between History and New Horizons: Photographs of Women, Work and Community in Laos offers a window into the changing lives of rural, ethnic women. Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia closes February 9.

13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org   

Opens February 13, Georges Braque: A Retrospective is the artists’ first museum of exhibition since 1988 to present. Braque has been characterized as the most celebrated and least understood artist of the 20th century. Opens February 23, Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection features a collection of fiber art, furniture, glass, jewelry and works on paper dating from the 1940s to the present. The MFAH acquired the collection in 2010. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org   

On view, Painting: A Love Story – without cynicism, these painters stage studio experiences in which one sees acts of painterly lovemaking accumulate over time.

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ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099

DIMMITT CONTEMPORARY ART www.dimmittcontemporaryart.com 2525 Robinhood St. 281.468.6569

AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369

DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 4102 Fannin, Suite 200, 713.223.8346 Thru March 1, SonicWorks

ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Closes February 8, Jang Soon Im War

FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522

ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Thru February 27, New works by Liz Conces Spencer and Gene Hester NUDE

FRONT GALLERY www.frontgallery.com 1412 Bonnie Brae St. 713.298.4750 Thru February 22, Marco Villegas The Soaring Cost of a Single Breath

ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 Opens February 7, Ryan Hawk

G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 February 1–23, Fernando Casas The Limit of the Visual World

AVIS FRANK GALLERY www.avisfrank.com 1606 White Oak Dr., 713.231.8967

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

BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Opening February 13, Andrea Bianconi Tunnel City

GALLERY JATAD www.galleryjatad.com 1517 Blodgett St., 832.657.4328 Thru March 8, Under the Milky Way

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GALLERY M SQUARE www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070

GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701

GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 Thru March 1, Marietta Patricia Leis and Ruth Pastine: Convergence

HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523

BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541

HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY www.hirambutler.com 4520 Blossom St. 713.863.7097 Thru February 22, Robert Rauschenberg Traces Suspectes en Surfac HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru February 15, Edward Lane McCartney Wallpaper, Notions and Preserves a curious purveyance

DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Opens February 1, Bert: Back & Beyond

INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru February 28, Jason Salavon: The Top 100,000,000

DEVIN BORDEN GALLERY www.devinborden.com 3917 Main St. 713.529.2700 Thru February 18, Paul Kittelson Lean

MUSEUMS OF NOTE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940

GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org 2501 Market St. 409.763.2403

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY www.nmfh.org 415 Barren Springs Dr. 281.876.3063

ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526

HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912

ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2402 Munger St. 713.926.6368

BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blafferartmuseum.org 120 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston 713.743.9521 Thru May, Antena

HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526

PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662

MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652

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

MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu/MuseumOfSouthernHistory 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997

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

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WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Thru February 15, Dan Gorski Hard-Edge Then/Now

ORANGE SHOW WWW.ORANGESHOW.ORG 2402 MUNGER ST. 713.926.6368 February 27, Houston Art Car Parade Art Contest Unveiling Party One of the city’s coolest traditions takes place in May, but there’s no reason not to get in the Art Car Parade spirit now! Official artwork for the 27th Annual parade will be unveiled and prizes will be given to the winners. Visit www.thehoustonartcarparade.com for more details KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175 Thru February 22, Chris Hedrick LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700 Thru February 15, The Sweet Life MAIN STREET PROJECTS ww.mainstreetprojects.org 3617 Main St. 832.244.5469 McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988 McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Thru February 15, Sandi Seltzer Bryant New Works MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com

2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671 MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Thru February 15, Seem, Dan Sutherland MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 Thru February 14, Caution Live Snakes 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

REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836 SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 1506 W. Alabama 713.529.1313 Thru February 22, Miguel Angel Rojas and John Sparagana El Cuerpo Sutil THE COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org | 1413 Holman 713.523.1616 THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278 Opening February 22, Noah Desmond

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082 XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846 ZOYA TOMMY CONTEMPORARY www.zoyatommy.com 4411 Montrose Blvd., Unit F 713.523.7424

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EVENT JOANNE GUEST WILSON UNVEILS PAINTINGS WHERE JOANNE GUEST WILSON GALLERY AT THE BLAFFER ART MUSEUM

Joanne Guest Wilson unveiled more than 100 pieces of art created throughout the last 30 years with more than 200 family and friends in attendance to celebrate her exhibition of predominantly Impressionist art. In 2013 the Blaffer Gallery honored Mrs. Wilson by naming one of their galleries in her honor. Wilson studied Fine Arts at U of H.

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Joanne and Welcome Wilson, Sr.

AnnaCatherine Wilson, Elizabeth Castleberry Pam and Bill Boyer

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

Theatre Under The Stars (www.tuts.com) presents a free screening of “The Wizard of Oz” (2/24) at the Sundance Cinemas (www.sundancecinemas.com/houston.html) to complement their onstage production of it from March 4-16 (with new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber!). • I’m an art history major so “Tim’s Veneer” (pictured, 2/28) caught my attention – it’s opening at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre (www.landmarktheatres.com/market/houston/riveroakstheatre.htm) and is a fascinating documentary in which magicians and “professional debunkers” Penn & Teller investigate the mysterious methods of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer, whose photo-realistic paintings predated the invention of the camera by 150 years. Enjoy “The Bubblegum Love Fun Party” on Saturday, February 8, at 7pm at the Orange Show (www.orangeshow.org). It’s a groovy salute to 60s bubblegum music featuring bands like The Archies and the 1910 Fruitgum Company. Mark your calendars to watch the Oscars® on March 2; then head to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org) on February 1, 8 and 21 for screenings of Oscar®-nominated short films. • The Museum is also busy this month with “Daughters of the Dust” (2/8); “The Strange Demise of Jim Crow” (2/9, free admission but tickets are required); “If You Build It” (2/22 and 2/23); “A Touch of Sin” (2/1–2/2, pictured) and “Renoir” (2/14–2/16). • Some arthouse films opening on bigger screens this month are “Vampire Diaries” (2/14) and “One Chance” (2/21) – no theatres booked at press time. Woo hoo! The Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org) are bringing “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation” on Friday, February 2, at 7:30pm. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by three 10-year-old boys from the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the 1980s. • APS is also screening an interesting series, “BYDESIGN Houston,” (the opening film, “Phase IV” is pictured) from February 7–18 – a series curated by the ever fab Peter Lucas that explores the intersections of design and moving image. • Rice Cinema (ricecinema.rice.edu) gears up this month with short films from the Ann Arbor Film Fest (2/7 and 2/8) and a debut film by a former student, Lorís Simón, called “Ensoulment,” (2/26). • And, finally, the Rothko Chapel (www.rothkochapel.org) is screening “Where Soldiers Come From” (2/19) which will be followed by conversation on the Plaza.

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. february 14 | www.002mag.com .37


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From left to right: Adam Martinez (guitar) Alsi Omar(vocals) Justin Martinez(drums) Tom Nguyen (bass)

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LOVE Photography by Cody Bess | Interviews by Carla Valencia de Martinéz

THE TONTONS THIS LOCAL BAND MET IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HAS BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER SINCE THEN. THEIR NEW ALBUM, MAKE OUT KING AND OTHER STORIES OF LOVE, DROPS THIS MONTH ON THE 18TH WITH A LISTENING PARTY AT CACTUS RECORDS. THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED THE ALBUM ONE OF MOST ANTICIPATED TEXAS ALBUMS OF 2014.

Questions answered by Asli. Favorite love song? Probably Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. Can’t go wrong with the classics. Favorite love story? Easy! The Notebook. I mean, Ryan Gosling. And that ending gets me every time. With no budget constraints, what would your Valentine’s Day celebration be? A trip around the world. What is an aphrodisiac for you? Good conversation. Not many people nowadays know how to hold a good conversation. Funniest Valentine’s Day memory: This one time, I was telling someone how much I loved them and accidentally caught on fire. Just kidding. I usually have shows with The Tontons on V-day and we’re all pretty funny people, so most of my Valentine’s Days have been just how I like them. No frills and hanging out with my three best guys (who would never ask me for a card). february 14 | www.002mag.com .39


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MATTHEW DIRST FOUNDER + ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ARS LYRICA HOUSTON THE FIRST AMERICAN MUSICIAN TO WIN MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PRIZES IN BOTH ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD, KNOWN FOR HIS STYLISH PLAYING OF BAROQUE MUSIC IN PARTICULAR, MATTHEW DIRST IS ALSO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC AT THE MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, AND ORGANIST OF ST. PHILIP PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Favorite love song? My favorite is invariably the piece I’m working on at the moment, and that would be Alessandro Scarlatti’s La sposa dei Cantici, an Italian Baroque love story. Favorite love story? Orpheus and Eurydice, since it inspired so many amazing pieces of music. With no budget constraints, what would your Valentine’s Day celebration be? Oooh – what a wonderful fantasy! A quick trip to a beautiful island with my partner, a fun day on the beach and great meal al fresco. And no airline hassles. Funniest Valentine’s Day memory: None comes to mind, but there’s always this year. ; )

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KRISTIN MILLS AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST AND SONGWRITER

KRISTINE COVERS JAZZ CLASSICS TO SULTRY BOSSA NOVA, HARD-DRIVING BLUES AND A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL MUSIC. Favorite love song? Just Like A Star by Corrine Bailey Rae. Memory associated with a song? I love Miles Davis’ Kinda Blue – album/song, my daughter Sasha’s first cd. When I play it I think of her as a baby. We would listen to the cd before naptime while we sat in the rocker beside her bedroom window. Outside the window we had a beautiful tree that I had hung about 10 or more gorgeous orchid plants that were always in bloom. It is a very sweet memory for me. Favorite love story? Bonnie and Clyde. What is an aphrodisiac for you? Brains attached to a great pair of shoulders.

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DJ SUN DJ/PRODUCER AND RADIO HOST

DJ SUN’S ALBUM ONE HUNDRED FINISHED #20 ON CMJ’S 2013 RPM TOP 50 CHART HIGHLIGHTING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ELECTRONIC/DANCE/TECHNO RELEASES OF THE YEAR. DJ SUN HAS NOW COME FULL CIRCLE WITH HIS ACQUISITION OF THE FLAT, CENTRAL HOUSTON’S UNPARALLELED CHOICE FOR ECLECTIC MUSIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY. Favorite love song? Always and Forever – Heatwave. It’s all about the vocals here, which clearly stand out in the production. Such a crisp, clear, straightforward and well-delivered song with an awesome crescendo. Close second choice: Morning Glory – Jamiroquai. Favorite love story? Mississippi Masala with Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudury, a multi-culti love story that hits much closer to home. With no budget constraints, what would your Valentine’s Day celebration be? A trip to Jamaica to visit Duns River Falls, Ocho Rios, drink fresh coconut water, eat mangoes. What is an aphrodisiac for you? Raspberry Dark Chocolate.

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MARIA LIN VIOLINIST MARIA LIN MAKES HER HOME IN HOUSTON, WHERE SHE PLAYS REGULARLY WITH THE HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA, MERCURY BAROQUE, BACH SOCIETY AND ARS LYRICA HOUSTON. A NATIVE NEW YORKER, MARIA HAS PERFORMED IN ORCHESTRAS AND CHAMBER GROUPS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND, INCLUDING THE ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC AND THE PORTLAND SYMPHONY. “Before my husband and I were married, there was a period of about five years when we lived at quite a distance from each other. During that time we wrote some letters. We didn’t have e-mail back then, and overseas calling (from Maine to Spain) was really expensive! So it was just letters. When we finally ended up in the same city (Portland, Oregon) we found that we had both saved ALL of them, and brought them with us. So we put them in a box, and sealed it up, to be opened at a randomly assigned future date. I don’t remember the date, I should check. Probably not Valentine’s Day though.”

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ELIZABETH PITCAIRN VIOLINIST

THE MENDELSSOHN STRADIVARIUS –THE RED VIOLIN FROM THE MOVIE – TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD WITH ITS OWNER, VIOLINIST ELIZABETH PITCAIRN. SHE’LL BE IN HOUSTON TO PERFORM WITH IT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 6, AT 7PM AT ONE PARK PLACE.

Does a humid climate like Houston’s worry you when traveling with the violin? Well, when am I coming – early March? It shouldn’t be too humid, right? It’s not like it’s the middle of the summer. You’re laughing! Uh-oh. I spoke with a violin maker once who told me that one of the most interesting things about the violin is that there was no precedent. It was like the violin came out of the blue. Is that sort of the case with this violin, that when it was made, it was a different kind of thing? Well, that’s right – the violin in general, the earliest ones in the late 1500s – sort of came out of the blue. Now, by the 1720s, Stradivari is already 76 years old. But he was an inventor throughout his life, constantly experimenting and changing the shape of the violin. By the time he invented the model that I’m currently using, he hit the nail on the head. It still remains the most copied and perfect model of any violin ever made. And this is the one where it just kind of clicked. Yeah, they call it the perfect model. The perfect Stradivarius.

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NONPROFIT | AN OPEN EXCHANGE | PEOPLE OF HOUSTON | SCENE Chung Mei Buddhist Temple, Photo courtesy of International Buddhist Progress Society

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A CONCERT CELEBRATING DEVOTIONAL MUSIC FROM HOUSTON’S DIVERSE FAITH COMMUNITIES We already know Houston is home to one of the most diverse communities known to the nation. Now imagine how many different faiths are practiced, let alone their rich sacred music traditions. Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts Program organizes a concert featuring a selection of these traditions in Voices of the Spirit. Asia Society Texas Center’s Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater is the location for the performances on Saturday, February 8, at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 9, at 3pm. Both performances begin with praise and chanting from the Buddhist nuns of Chung Mei Temple in Stafford, followed by a cappella gospel by The Soul Influence and Hindustani melodic modes by Pandit Suman Gosh.

For ticket information, visit www.houstonartsalliance.com.

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL EYE BALL IS COMING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, AND IS INSTRUMENTAL IN FUNDING THE HOUSTON EYE ASSOCIATES FOUNDATION (HEAF) AND PREVENT BLINDNESS TEXAS. THE EYE BALL IS A UNIQUE COLLABORATION EFFORT OF THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS, INCREASING AWARENESS AND STREAMLINING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR THOSE IN NEED OF PRESERVING AND RESTORING THEIR VISION. HEAF is committed to preserving and restoring sight with comprehensive eye surgeries, medications, ancillary services for those in financial hardship and support education and research. Physicians and medical professionals donate their time and services while HEAF covers costs associated with surgical facility fees, vision-saving meds, prosthetics, lab/diagnostics and other expenses. Prevent Blindness Texas, founded in 1956, is the state’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of thousands of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, community and patient

service programs and research. Their services are made possible through the generous support of the Texas public. The ball will honor Karen and Bob Aspromonte. The local philanthropists have huge ties to fashion, business, sports and long ties to vision care. Bob scored the first homerun in the history of Houston baseball as a third baseman for the Colt 45s in 1962. In 1963 he hit a grand slam in honor of a boy from Arkansas named Bill Bradly who was in town for a series of eye surgeries after being blinded when lightning struck a nearby tree while he was drinking water from a fountain. While visiting Bradly, the 9year-old asked Aspromonte to hit a homer for him that night – and Aspromonte delivered.

For more information on the EYE BALL, please contact Debbie Goss at 713.526.2559 or doss@preventblindnesstexas.org or Claudia McCabe at 713.558.8740 or cdcabe@houstoneye.com. www.houstoneye.com | www.preventblindnesstexas.org

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AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH JOANNE KING HERRING

Photography by Phoebe RourkeGhabriel

THE BELLE OF BRAINS AND BRAWN When God made Joanne King Herring, perhaps our most famous Houstonian, he broke the mold. Simply put, there is no one like her. The larger than life socialite who played a not-so-small role in bringing down the Soviet Union (as portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War) has negotiated, dined and partied with kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, legendary actors and internationally known artists. She also led her daytime talk show to national prominence, wrote a best-selling book and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help impoverished populations in our land and abroad. And though heartache occasionally befell her (poverty, divorce, death), youth, gratitude, optimism and exuberance remain. I sat down with this unparalleled thoroughbred and she was beyond poised, elegant and graceful. The rarest of rare, at 84, her couture cover girl looks were matched particularly by her intelligence, wit and strength. She is a woman other women could only aspire to be like and men could only aspire to have.

Harrison: WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT BEING A CHILD? Herring: What an interesting question. Time. I had time without every moment being scheduled. When you’re a child you need free time. Today’s children are overscheduled and to overschedule a child is to condemn them to a lifetime dictated by a clock. Harrison: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE AND WHAT HAS OVERCOMING IT TAUGHT YOU? Herring: Dyslexia. If I have any good quality, it’s analysis, which came from solving math problems as a dyslexic. I’ve had to analyze everything since I was a small child. I can take any problem, tear it apart and find different ways of solving it, which became my biggest asset. Harrison: YOU’RE EATING AT A TABLE WITH FIVE OTHERS, ALL OF WHOM ARE DECEASED, WHO ARE THEY? Herring: Einstein. Jesus. George Washington. Let’s see. I’m going to see my family again and I’m really looking forward to that, so Genghis Khan because he changed war. I knew Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan those two were unbelievable. Napoleon, because he changed the world.

by Tricia Harrison

Founder and CEO of Catalyst Coaching + Consulting, a boutique coaching and consulting firm, Tricia Harrison is a lawyer, writer, motivational speaker, life coach, consultant and champion of our triumphant human spirit.

Harrison: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE YOUR THREE LIFE-DEFINING MOMENTS? Herring: The days my children were born and the subsequent sweet thing those boys have done after. And then when I went broke; there was nothing in the bank. So many times, we fight to hold onto what we think we need. You find that all these material things don’t mean a thing. Others: When my husband proposed. When my mother cried because I got into National Honor Society. When I realized I have no future. Very life-defining because I realized I don’t have to save things. I wish I had done this a long time ago. I have no idea how long I will live, but no one does. It’s very freeing. Harrison: HOW DID YOU COME TO THAT REALIZATION? Herring: Well, because I am old. [laughs] I kept saying, “Well, when I get old… when I get old.” Well, I am old……er. [laughs] I love saying old-er. Harrison: WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? Herring: My mother used to tell me, “There’s always going to be somebody richer, smarter, prettier, so don’t worry about it.” We must enjoy what we have and make the most of it. Don’t be jealous of other people. Envy is the most insidious thing you can have.

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Photography by Anthony Rathbun

YANA KRISTAL Part of town you live in: Montrose Origin: Kiev, Ukraine Occupation: Chevron Credit Manager

STEFANO ZULLIAN Part of town you live in: Katy (Katyzuela) Origin: Venezuela Occupation: Chocolatier

If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? Sophia Loren. She is the epitome of class and success to me. She has seen it all, and yet managed to remain classy and beautiful for generations. What is one thing you can’t live without? Dance! It makes my soul sing and my feet move. Where is your favorite place to hang out? Rice Village. Whenever the weather is nice, you will frequently find me wandering around all the restaurants and shops. Where would you like a vacation home? Coast of Italy! I love the Amalfi coast.

What is the worst fashion trend you loved? The 80’s – we should be able to erase that part of history. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? Sandra Bullock…I will sleep in the dog house tonight! If you never had to work, what would you do? I would live by the beach and windsurf all day long. How would you describe your style? Casual, easygoing. What’s your favorite room in your house? The back yard.

RYAN SMALL Part of town you live in: Museum District Origin: Tinton Falls, NJ Occupation: Film Director, Co-owner of Medley Inc., Owner of Small Rocks Films

REYMUNDO OCAÑAS (REY) Part of town you live in: Magnolia Grove Origin: McAllen Occupation: Director of Corporate Responsibility and Reputation at BBVA Compass

Where is your favorite place to shop? TopMan (NY, LA). If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? Jay-Z. What is one thing you can’t live without? Passion. What do you do in your spare time? My guilty pleasure is watching news bloopers. How do you stay in shape? Walking my Italian Greyhounds; in fact, one is named Dash. What’s in your closet that you just can’t let go of? My dad's vintage dress ties.

Where is your favorite place to shop? Highland Village – Restoration Hardware, Apple Store and Sprinkles! What is the worst fashion trend you loved? In the late ’80s I used a LOT of hair gel. A LOT. I looked like a used car salesman, now that I look back on those photos. How would you describe your style? Professional for work; Urban dweller after hours. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Graduating from Rice University. What kind of pet do you have? None.

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EVENT VENETIAN CARNIVAL WHERE HOBBY CENTER

At the stroke of midnight Auld Lang Syne led by Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director of Ars Lyrica, filled the air as revelers dressed in Venetian Flare kicked off 2014. The 9th annual concert and gala raised more than $10,000 for Ars Lyrica, allowing the organization to continue its mission of providing audiences with world-class, historically informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Photography by Monica Rhodes

Luis Martinez, Yajaira Castillo, Ana and Chris Klein

Conrad Batson and Shobi Davis Iryna McKenzie, Ilina Tkachova

Brian Williams, Claudia Autry Andrew Schneider, Megan Stapleton

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EVENT NEW YEAR’S PARTY WHERE HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE

The swanky Hearsay Gastro Lounge in Downtown Houston held a stellar New Year’s party to a packed house of revelers ready to ring in the New Year. At the stroke of midnight the beautiful crowd, dressed to impress, toasted to health, wealth and happiness!

Photography by www.lastnightpics.com

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EVENT GRAND OPENING WHERE SUITSUPPLY | WEST AVE.

Suitsupply, a European men’s store offering an affordable, customized and luxurious shopping experience, celebrated its grand opening with a huge bash. The who’s who attended the event in West Ave. and enjoyed Heineken beer, light bites and champagne.

Photography by Evan Joseph

EVENT HOLIDAY PARTY WHERE TOOTSIES

Houston Tidbits hosted another fabulous party. Guests enjoyed swag bags, bubbles, Sprinkles signature cupcake minis, a special appearance by jewelry designer Julie Vos and J Brand jeans fit expert Oscar Adames, a pop-up holiday dry-style bar from Azur West and brow shaping from Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge.

Photography by www.lastnightpics.com

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EVENT RE-GRAND OPENING WHERE ROYAL SONESTA

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston unveiled its $25 million renovation with an evening bash that drew nearly 1,000 friends, neighbors and clients through a nearly unrecognizable property that brings some new glam to Uptown Houston. Guests were given the run of the house with bars and food almost everywhere you looked, including up: Two hot air balloons drifted above the crowd carrying an array of nibbles, expertly brought back to the ground for perusal by a delicious duo of Neal Hamil models. Legends ballroom, a popular spot for many major fundraisers, was turned into a virtual art gallery with massive LED screens, while the 8,000sf Discovery Center made its turn as a nightclub with spectacular lightshow that hit its stride in the late evening. Photography by www.lastnightpics.com

EVENT 16TH ANNUAL UNA NOTTE IN ITALIA WHERE OMNI HOTEL

Festari for Men’s annual localebrity men’s fashion show with all things Italian went off without a hitch! Diane Caplan and Megan Sutton-Reed chaired the gala to benefit Bo’s Place, a nonprofit bereavement center that exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one. The fashion show featured entrepreneurs like Edward Treitsman, Dr. Franklin Rose and Texans players Owen Daniels and JJ Watt. Photography by www.lastnightpics.com

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THINGS I LOVE | MENTERTAINMENT | FAT FINDS

STYLE +LEISURE

MARDI GRAS GALVESTON The Island celebrates its 103rd Mardi Gras February 21 – March 4 and will draw over 300,000 guests for 38 concerts, 24 parades, 20 balcony parties and five masked balls. This is the 3rd largest celebration in the U.S., and it’s under an hour’s drive to get there. Start in Downtown for the classic experience including beads, big crowds, parades – this is where Uncle Kracker and DJ Clockwork will headline on the main concert stage.. Looking for something a little more elegant, try The Tremont House’s annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party or the San Luis Salute hosted by Tilman and Paige Fertitta. There are family events as well: February 23 features live family entertainment, two kids’ parades and 1K race. Electric Mardi Gras returns as well with its big party for lovers of electronic dance music and laser light shows.

For details on everything, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. Follow our facebook, instagram and twitter feeds for the chance to win a Mardi Gras giveaway!

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THINGS I LOVE By Carla Valencia de Martinez

Photography by Gabriella Nissen

Like a Jolly Rancher melting on an iPad®, I love this case, by Jordan CarlyleDeco $65, available at www.shopbop.com. I love cute little illustrated love books. I give them to my husband and son on Valentine’s Day.

MAKE YOUR CANDLES FUN WITH STRIPES. $25 FOR TWO AT www.fivestripes.com

There’s nothing I’d love more than a splurge with Lauren Craft’s pink snake bracelet (This local, amazing jewelry designer recently got engaged. CONGRATULATIONS, LAUREN!!) www.laurencraft.com

LeSUTRA’s Sparkling Liqueur created with premium vodka and a hint of white wine is perfect alternative to classic bubbles for Valentine’s. www.drinklesutra.com

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Crave cupcakes are always a good idea and especially on Valentine’s Day. www.cravecupcakes.com

JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING, I’M LOVING SWIMS SPORT LOAFER FOR MEN AND WOMEN INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC BOAT SHOE. PERFECT POOLSIDE.

Tracy Radcliff is the badass knitter behind Punkrocknitsta (www.punkrocknits.com). Last winter I discovered her amazing chunky delicious scarves in a Free People catalog and started following her on Instagram. Long story short, we’ve become friends and she made us this scarf to giveaway! So make sure to follow us @002houston & @punkrocknitsta for details to come!

I love anything fig-scented, and Archipelago Botanicals Kadota Fig Boxed Candle is perfection. $29.95 | www.shoparchipelago.com

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CONQUERING

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By Vico Puentes Photography by Sofía van der Dys

M. COHEN M. Cohen earned his first job stringing beads in a local jewelry store in a small beach village in North Israel. During his long working hours he began designing his own pieces. The store owner noticed Cohen’s natural talent and promoted him to designer. His talent became recognized and gained a socialite and celebrity following. Cohen then decided to take some time to travel the world and gain inspiration from surrounding cultures. After exploring and spending much time in Europe and Central America, he eventually ended up in Los Angeles and incorporated matchless pieces he had collected from his travels into his work. Cohen’s up and coming unisex line is an easy wear for both men and women. His combinations of leather and silver offer a rough yet delicate and trendy upscale appearance, and are great for layering.

His collection is available at Sam and Lilli, 2800 Kirby Dr. | 713.942.9520 | www.samandlilli.com SUITSUPPLY Suitsupply is not your typical men’s store. Italian fabrics, leathers and exceptional craftsmanship in their product combined with an energetic environment provides you with just the right flair.

2601 Westheimer Rd, Suite C-220 | 713.999.9050 www.us.suitsupply.com

MARTIN’S TAILORS Martin’s Tailors and Alterations is a family -owned, family run business since1957 and has built a very loyal customer base. Their attention to detail, quality alterations, fair prices, friendly and attentive service places them on top of the list to take all of your bad fitting suits, shirts and pants. They provide same-day service and notify you (if you request) via text once your alterations are completed.

4712 Feagan St., Houston, Texas. www.martintailors.com

HOUSE OF CARDS Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. All episodes for Season 2 available on Netflix February 14.

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BORROWING

FROM THE BOYS

Menswear is such a fun trend to play around with. Plus you don’t have to go very far to get started. Raid your boyfriend’s or your dad’s closet and see what you can find! Here are a few inspiration outfits to get you going. Have fun mixing and matching your suiting. I paired a black blazer with some gray cropped trousers. Used a tank underneath to give it a more edgy look, and I loved the bold lines on these pumps. They definitely complement this structured look.

Jacket: Theory; Trousers: Vince; Heels: Prada Necklace: Nefelia www.nefelia-architecturalfashion.com

This is an easy way to go casual. Roll up some boyfriend jeans and layer a buttonup shirt with a cardigan, and add a pair of loafers. Comfortable and chic.

Cardigan: Elizabeth and James Jeans and Loafers: JCrew

One easy way to “borrow” would be adding a necktie to your collars. I used a bowtie folded over once and pinned. It resembles a more feminine version of a man’s necktie (besides, I can’t tie a bowtie to save my life). I used these metallic lace-up oxford shoes but if you want height, heels would work too.

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IT’S HARD TO FIND GOOD CLEAN BEAUTY. THESE ARE ALL STEALS FROM MOTHER NATURE, INSPIRED BY FLORAL EXTRACTS OR JAM-PACKED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS THAT NATURALLY DO DOUBLE DUTY WITH CALMING EFFECTS MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. PLUS THERE’S NO ANIMAL TESTING INVOLVED; HUMANS ARE THE GUINEA PIGS.

BABY MANTRA - Calming Lotion | ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY - Facial Cleanser | AMARTÉ - Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam | KORA - Exfoliating Cream | KORA Foaming Cleanser | KORA Energizing Citrus Mist | JO MALONE - Rain & Angelica Cologne | JO MALONE - White Jasmine & Mint Cologne | TATA HARPER - Rejuvenating Serum | TATA HARPER - Resurfacing Mask | AUBREY - Enriching Moisturizing Lotion | AUBREY Soothing Moisturizing Lotion | AUBREY - Sparkling Glacier Complexion Mist AUBREY - Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner | AUBREY Revitalizing Therapy Serum | JANE IREDALE - Lip Gloss | TATA HARPER - Sheer Antioxidant & Moisturizing Lip Treatment | SERGE LUTENS PERFUME

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WHERE TO LIVE NOW | TOOLS AND GADGETS | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Photography by Tim Gonzalez

DESIGN NEON GALLERY CREATED THE ELECTRIFYING BLOW NEON SIGN IN BEYONCÉ’S BLOW VIDEO. THE SIGN WAS MADE RIGHT HERE IN HOUSTON AND ALTHOUGH IT’S HANGING OUTSIDE OF THE NEON GALLERY ON WEST ALABAMA, IT DOES BELONG TO QUEEN BEY. IT’S JUST WAITING FOR HER TO PICK IT UP.

The Neon Gallery has been fabricating custom neon signs and sculpture for over 30 years. 1416 West Alabama, 713.528.5922, www.timwalker.cc

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OAK FOREST

WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1947 BY FRANK SHARP (WHO LATER ESTABLISHED SHARPSTOWN) AND IS THE THIRD LARGEST GROUP OF SUBDIVISIONS IN HARRIS COUNTY BEHIND KINGWOOD AND SHARPSTOWN. THE HOME ASSOCIATION FOR THE AREA BOASTS THE SUBURB IS PLEASANT AND NEIGHBORLY, WHERE YOU CAN WALK TO THE PARK, THE GROCERY STORE, YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL AND CHURCH YET ACCESS DOWNTOWN AND THE GALLERIA IN TEN MINUTES. PLUS STILL HAVE A HUGE YARD!

Illustration by Paige Moore

NORTHWEST HOUSTON, outside of and north of 610 Loop and east of 290. Located near W. 43rd Street and between TC Jester and Interstate 45. CANDLELIGHT COMMUNITY CENTER AND PARK has an indoor gym, playground, lighted sports field and .45 mile hike and bike trail. PUBLIC SCHOOLS INCLUDE • Benbrook Elementary School • Durham Elementary School • Garden Oaks Elementary School • Holbrook Elementary School • Kate Smith Elementary School • Oak Forest Elementary School • Stevens Elementary School • Wainwright Elementary School • Clifton Middle School + Frank Black Middle School • Waltrip High School

• There are 5,480 homes now with a population of over 23,000. • Median housing price is $104 per square foot; newer houses range $400,000 – $700,000 with $100,000 – $300,000 for original 1950s-style homes.

RESTAURANTS in the area include Facundo Café, Cottonwood Bar, Shepherd Park Draught House, Roznovsky’s. Although not technically in Oak Forest, close by are El Gran Malo, Pappa Geno’s and Rainbow Lodge.

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BHEESTIE BAG You got your phone wet! What to do? You can try to dry it out by putting it in uncooked rice or dusty cat litter. An easier – and cleaner – way is to drop it in a Bheestie Bag. This is an innovative tool that removes moisture when your electronics encounter a water mishap. Place your device in the bag immediately along with the packet of molecular sieve beads. These beads can selectively absorb gas and liquids. Seal the bag from 8 to 72 hours, depending on the moisture level. Bheestie cannot guarantee your gear can be saved but I have had good luck with a pool-drenched smartphone. Gadgets are also exposed to humidity, rain, heat and perspiration. You can also put your device in the bag daily to prevent moisture build-up. $18–30

MYND CALENDAR We are one month into the new year but it is not too late to get organized. Calendars are my favorite way to keep events and appointments straight, and the one I use now is an app that helps me get things done. Mynd is a free download for iOS mobile devices and very simple to set up as it works with all of the existing calendars on your phone. The home screen is Mynd’s way of showing you the most critical and interesting information about your day – a snapshot of what your day looks like. Mynd also displays useful information pertaining to your events, like the weather, distance to be traveled between events, alerts and how you’re spending your time. It can send you alerts for appointments, tell you when you need to leave (calculated by drive times), alert you to traffic conditions in your route plus it integrates with most navigation apps. Try this calendar app for one week and your 2014 should be a bit easier to manage.

BASIS HEALTH TRACKER Fitness bands and watches are a big craze right now. Most can monitor your heart rate and calorie expenditure – and most look like bland, waterproof sport watches. The Basis Health Tracker not only adds features to track your health but also looks great on your wrist. The Basis band has advanced sensors that continuously capture heart rate patterns and motion by activity, even perspiration and skin temperature. All of this data is captured 24/7 and the only thing required of you is to wear it. A very useful feature is its sleep analysis. Wear the Basis when sleeping and it calculates a “personal sleep score.” You can track the overall quality of your slumber to know if you’re not getting enough of a particular type of sleep. $199

MICHAEL GARFIELD is known as “The High-Tech Texan .” His radio program airs on KPRC weekdays from 12pm–2pm and ®

Saturdays 11am–2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.

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Photography by Kennon Evett

WE LOVE THE ARCHITECTURE CENTER AND AIA’S ARCH WALKING TOURS. WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THE WEATHER, DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOUR BODY WHILE LEARNING ABOUT YOUR LOCAL ARCHITECTURE AND BUILD COMMUNITY?

THIS MONTH’S TOURS INCLUDE FEBRUARY 1 Montrose – Home to one of the most diverse and interesting neighborhoods with some of the best architecture including spectacular mansions, charming bungalows, the campus of the University of St. Thomas, Rothko Chapel and the Menil Collection guides present an overview of the architectural and social history.

FEBRUARY 15 Buffalo Bayou – Tour the waterway that gave the city life and has been its backbone for 175 FEBRUARY 22 years, learn about the bayou reclaFEBRUARY 8 Museum District – Learn mation efforts while discussing Heights Bicycle Tour – about one of the few areas in the history, preservation, contempoExplore the original footprint of country with such a dense population rary architecture, the bayou The Heights and the city’s first of museums, public art, contemporary and adjacent parkmixed-use community and home to architecture and landscape design. land. 120 of the 215 National Register of Experience the quintessential Modernism Historic Places. Look at a wide variof Mies van der Rohe, the structuralist ety of building types historic and viewpoint of Gunner Birkert and original to the area. A the simplicity and craft of bicycle is needed for Isamu Noguchi. this tour.

For a list of tours and descriptions thru May, plus registration information, visit www.aiahouston.org/v/ site-home/ArCH-WalkingTours/3r/.

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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 ANNUAL HOLIDAY SCHMOOZE WHERE MITHOFF HOME

Legacy Community Health Services hosted their annual Holiday Schmooze at the beautiful home of Melissa and Michael Mithoff who co-hosted the event with Rosemarie and Matt Johnson. 250 guests were privy to the holiday decorations by Darryl Murchinson while sipping on cocktails and feasting on favorites prepared by Jackson Hicks and Company. The cocktail party raised over $200,000 to benefit Legacy’s highly regarded healthcare programs – from their maternity and pediatric services to their social and medical services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Chree Boydstun, Claire Thiekle Alan and Luba Bigman

Photography by John Cox

Patti Murphy, Melissa Mithoff, Rosemarie Johnson

Henry Richardson, Hayed Davoudi, Monsour Taghdisi

Bobby and Phoebe Tudor

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INVERSION

COFFEE HOUSE THE WHO: Art League Houston shares its building with the visually appealing Inversion Coffee House, or maybe it’s the other way around. Intellects, Montroseans, wifi fans, lovers of art installations and friends catching up fill Inversion’s inviting yet modern interior. A unique “couch” and plenty of tables and bar seating keep everyone from falling all over each other. The friendly staff and outside seating also add to the experience. THE BREW: We got a latte special drinks here. Using locally roasted Katz Coffee beans, Inversion has all the basics including pour overs, blended drinks and smoothies, but they get artistic with the lattes. For the winter, the Gingerbread latte, Honey Badger, Cherry Cobbler and a few other options help enhance the spirit of the season. There is also a consistent list of ‘special’ drinks and we recommend the strong and interestingly named White Librarian (iced toddy brew with chocolate and half & half). THE FOOD: Standard fare (think muffins, pastries, bagels and fruit) plays well with one of the most consistent offerings of food trucks in town. Many days up to 3 local food trucks hang like art on the wall out in the parking lot. On our most recent visit, Breakfast Burritos and Bernie’s Burger Bus were the trucks du jour. OVERHEARD IN THE CROWD: “Oooooooo, Bernie’s!” Agreed!!

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ACROSS 1. A couple of bucks 6. Social newcomer 9. Partner of hope and charity 14. Spanish director Almódovar 15. California’s Santa ___ winds 16. Words of empathy 17. When your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like ____ 18. Take the trophy 19. Croc’s cousin 20. Star-crossed lovers from a Shakespeare play 23. White lie 24. Bullfight “bravo” 25. She played Beatrix in the “Kill Bill” movies 28. Car with the numeral 9 in all its model names 31. Devout insect? 36. Honky tonk 39. Whopper of a meal 40. Crucifix inscription 41. Japanese beer with a unicorn logo 43. Undergarment 44. Wedding cake layers 46. Country famous for the tango 48. Causing vomiting 50. “Garfield” canine

51. FBI employee 52. Subj. of the book “The Puzzle Palace” 54. ___ Yukon (SUV brand) 56. Legendary affair involving a queen and a god masquerading as a bird 64. “Speak up!” 65. Will Smith movie “___ Legend” 66. Extra 67. Express contempt 68. G.I. food in a plastic pouch 69. Chief Mahaska’s people 70. Hopper of Hollywood 71. Poetic dusk 72. Fantasy football data

DOWN 1. Train for a fight 2. “...a ___’clock scholar” 3. Eve’s partner in Eden 4. “Good ___!” (Charlie Brown’s interjection) 5. One who goes it alone 6. First light of day 7. City west of Tulsa 8. Bluegrass instrument 9. It might cover a crotch on a statue

10. Trendy antioxidant berry 45. Original “Ocean’s Eleven” star 47. The Joker, to Batman 11. “I can’t believe ___ the 49. Dixie initials whole thing” 53. Genre often featuring large 12. Fox or turkey chaser? 13. Billy Joel’s “Tell ___ About eyes 55. $100 bill, in old slang It” 56. Colleague of Kent and Olsen at 21. One way to be taken The Daily Planet 22. German birthplace of Albert 57. Took a gander at Einstein 58. Bit the dust 25. Form a merger 59. Show gumption 26. 1/480 fluid ounce 60. Feds who nabbed Capone 27. See eye to eye 61. Electric guitar sound effect 29. Others, to Ovid 62. What the suspicious smell 30. Prospector’s beast of burden 63. Monster’s loch 32. Arboreal abode 64. Secure online protocol using 33. Sylvester’s co-star in “Rocky” public key cryptography 34. Whitman’s “___ the Body Electric” 35. March 17 JANAURY 2014 ANSWERS honoree, for short 37. “Honey in the Horn” trumpeter 38. Nickname for the Cowboys’ hometown 42. Sound from a stable


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EVENT A NIGHT OUT WHERE OMNI HOTEL

More than 400 businesswomen with a flair for fashion and philanthropy joined together to celebrate Dress for Success Houston’s 13th Annual A Night Out hosted by Gardere. Guests enjoyed dinner, boutique shopping and style presentation by image consultants Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary and Holly Thompson, who shared timeless fashion tips for a professional wardrobe. Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP sponsored the event for ninth year, and Rachel Powitzky Steely, a Labor and Employment partner at the firm and member of DFSH’s Corporate Guild, chaired the event. Approximately $111,000 was raised enabling Dress for Success to purchase 500 suits to outfit economically disadvantaged women with professional attire and confidence during the interview process.

Photography by Kim Coffman

Rachel S, Sharron and Lauren in Banquet Hall

Cristina S. and Eva G.

Alicia Kuhn, Randi Koenig, Cathleen Fishel

Cathy F.C. & Holly T.

Monica McNeill, Rachel McNeill

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