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002houston | january 2013 | volume 15 | issue 169

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letter from the editor

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169 PUBLISHER alejandro martinéz ext 2 a.martinez@002mag.com

Photography by Alex Martinez

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR carla valencia de martinéz ext 3 c.valencia@002mag.com

rocco, the office "gato"

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett ART DIRECTOR alex rosa ext 4 arosa@002mag.com LIFESTYLE EDITOR beatrice allen ext 5 bvalencia@002mag.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR pixie ibañez ext 6 pixie@002mag.com

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N MAGAZINE LINGO WE’VE DROPPED OUR EDITORIAL CALENDAR, WHICH BASICALLY MEANS WE WON’T BE FOLLOWING A SPECIFIED THEME MONTH AFTER MONTH. THE LAST FEW YEARS OUR JANUARY ISSUE HAS BEEN A GREEN ISSUE, AND NOW IT’S JUST THE JANUARY ISSUE. OUR GOAL IS TO FULLY EMBRACE BEING YOUR GUIDE TO THE CITY EACH MONTH RATHER THAN TRYING TO MAKE THINGS FIT A THEME. You’ll notice in this issue we’ve got a story on the Chevron Marathon taking place this month; we’ve got post event coverage of local events including the Renaissance Festival; there’s a feature of the changes we’ve seen in our landscape in 2012 – and so much more. I’ve seen changes in my residential neighborhood, in our work neighborhood and down almost every avenue in town the last 12 months. Houston continues to thrive, grow and blossom into a wonderful city to raise a family, create a business and live life to the fullest. As we enter our 15th year publishing 002houston magazine, I am amazed at how far Houston has come and can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. I hope you’ll continue to pick us up, share us with your friends and family, encourage your friends and business owners to support local and advertise with us! There’s no way for us to know everything going on in town, so please email me at c.valencia@002mag.com if you know of someone or have a friend who is doing something amazing in Houston. You never know, it just might be our next cover story.

Carla Valencia de Martinéz

Editor-in-Chief | Creative Director

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table of contents JANUARY 2013

BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR COVER

Photographer Kennon Evett and model Diana Hare

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HOT ON LOCATION AT ARTHUR GARCIA’S STUDIO BY LONG-TIME 002HOUSTON CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER KENNON EVETT. COLOMBIAN MODEL DIANA HARE FOR PAGE 713 WAS ALL SMILES AS SHE POSED FOR THE JANUARY COVER.

David Caulkins of www.bespokenart.com had submitted a design for the December Cover Contest and his work inspired our cover. Caulkins came to 002 headquarters with his mic and computer and recorded our editor-in-chief saying “Houston.” The sound was recorded and transformed Carla’s unique pitch and sound into the soundwave on the cover. Urbanears available at Kuhl-Linscomb. Styled by Marzi Petris. Diana is wearing DKNY black satin jacket (www.shopbop.com), Markus Lupfer lips t-shirt (www.revolveclothing.com), layered necklaces: top by DANNIJO, middle by Fallon, bottom by House of Harlow (both www.shopbop.com); Frasier Sterling necklace mala worn as a bracelet.

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FOR ART‘S SAKE: BESPOKEN ART: DAVID CAULKINS

42 ICONS OF CHINA

20 IN-POWERED

34 CH-CH-CH-

BY ONE SIGNIFICANT ACT

CHANGES

48 GREEN SEED VEGAN

50 THE CHEF’S SPECIAL: ALEXANDRA ANDRIOTIS

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE 4 letter from the editor 6 table of contents 8 on our radar 10 fresh arts scene 11 party pics 12 calendar 14 museum district 16 for art‘s sake: bespoken art: david caulkins 18 art houses + museums + exhibits 20 nonprofit: in-powered by one significant act 22 phone shot 23 gish at the movies 24 born cool, grow hip

25 party pics 26 people of houston 28 costume for cocktails 29 party pics 30 architecture + design 31 party pics 32 things i ♥ 34 ch ch ch chnages 42 destination: icon of china 44 tools + toys + gadgets 45 mac® tips 46 is cool to 47 mentertainment 48 dinewrite: green seed vegan 50 chef’s special: alex andriotis

52 open 54 the scene 57 run! it’s the marathon 58 houston map 60 downtown map 61 uptown + galleria map 62 restaurant listings 65 bea here now 66 washington+heights way 69 recording:bang bangz 70 club + lounge review: crisp 72 002 nightlife 74 party pics + crossword puzzle


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ON OUR

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RETAIL WRAP Buffalo Exchange has officially gone bagless with plans to discontinue the use of plastic disposable bags in all of its 47 stores.

Prabal Gurung for Target’s limited edition launches February 10, 2013. The collection will feature women’s apparel and accessories, including handbags, shoes and jewelry, ranging in price from $19.99 to $199.99 for apparel and $12.99 to $39.99 for accessories and shoes. WHOLE FOODS MARKET OPENS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, IN KATY. THE KATY COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO THE BREAD BREAKING CELEBRATION STARTING AT 7:30AM AT 6601 S. FRY ROAD. THE STORE WILL ADD OVER A HUNDRED JOBS TO THE COMMUNITY. KATY JOB FAIR IS SET FOR JANUARY 2–3, 2013. WWW.WHOLEFOODSMARKET.COM/CAREERS.

convention center hotel, which is now in the early planning stages. Houston First is negotiating with RIDA Development Corporation as developer of the hotel. “This is a rare development opportunity for Houston, one that will bring even more life to our Convention District,” said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First.

COMMUNITY A new online social network called The Levo League aimed at connecting Gen Y women with career advice, mentors and job listings recently launched a Houston chapter. The Houston chapter is a local extension of the national site, where members can attend influencer and networking dinners, participate in virtual “office hours” with women executives who have already ascended the corporate ladder and receive job hunting leads and tips. Backed by female technology heavy-hitters Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Gilt Groupe chairman Susan Lyne and Silicon Valley’s Gina Bianchini, they are actively addressing a new study by the American Association of University Women revealing that just one year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers.

Rice Epicurean Markets has entered into agreements to lease the locations at Holcombe, Weslayan, Tanglewood and Memorial to The Fresh Market, Inc., a high-growth specialty food retailer from North Carolina. All Rice Epicurean Market stores will continue to operate through the end of the year and begin to close the four stores that are part of this transaction during the first quarter of 2013, and The Fresh Market plans to open in the latter part of 2013. The Rice Epicurean Markets location on Fountain View at Inwood is not part of this transaction, and will continue to operate as usual. AnDi’s Closet has teamed up with plastic surgeon Dr. Forrest Roth and will be sharing space in his upscale boutique called Cameo in West Ave. The unique concept and partnership shares the space with Jentry-Kelley who also has her makeup line in the space.

DEVELOPMENT Houston First Corporation is offering a premier downtown block next to the future convention center hotel development and near Discovery Green for residential and retail development. This strategically positioned tract is two blocks from Minute Maid Park and next to the future site of a second

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THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER HAS BEEN NAMED IN THE 2012 UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST. BELLAIRE RESIDENT NICOLE CHRISTIANS’ PHOTO, “CHAPEL OF ST. BASIL,” RECEIVED 675 VOTES IN A RECENT PUBLIC POLL.


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MOVEMBER, THE GLOBAL CHARITY THAT RAISES AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR MEN’S HEALTH, SPECIFICALLY PROSTATE AND TESTICULAR CANCER INITIATIVES, IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT 208,757 US MEN AND WOMEN PARTICIPATED IN ITS SIXTH ANNUAL CAMPAIGN, RAISING A REMARKABLE $18 MILLION – ALL THROUGH THE POWER OF THE MOUSTACHE.

Last month, half-price offers to area events powered by Goldstar began to appear on Houston Arts Alliance’s Artshound.com, the comprehensive online calendar showcasing arts and culture events in the 10-county Greater Houston region. Now Artshound.com will also enable visitors to identify events offering half-price admissions through Goldstar. “We’re in the business of helping our venue partners sell out their events,” says Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy. “With this partnership we can help more venues achieve that goal and strengthen the Houston arts community.” Participating arts organizations will receive the full ticket price. A portion of service fees for Goldstar tickets purchased through Artshound.com will support the continuation of Artshound.com and its weekly digital newsletter, which are services provided by HAA at no cost to the public.

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CALENDAR SAVE THE DATE for the 2013 Texas Yoga Conference, scheduled for March 1-3 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Now in its fourth year, The Texas Yoga Conference brings some of the best yoga teachers and motivational speakers to Houston, offering a city retreat full of presentations, yoga classes for all levels, lectures and fun music concerts during three complete days in Houston. In 2013 the event’s theme is compassion & friendship. The three-day agenda features prestigious presenters as well as practical sessions and interesting workshops. The list of presenters includes the star of best-selling Bollywood dance DVDs, Hemalayaa Behl, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, Moses Love, Eric Shaw, Beth Shaw, Patrick Price, Gioconda, Dana Flynn, Les Leventhal, John Salisbury, Sarah Luna, David Newman, New York’s Raghunath – former punk rock band leader turned coolest yogi, some of our amazing Texas locals from all over the state plus many more amazing presenters. Register now! 002houston magazine will be there, will you? texasyogaconference.com

THIS FEBRUARY, THE NBA IS BRINGING ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING SPORTING EVENTS BACK TO HOUSTON – NBA ALL-STAR 2013. RETURNING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2006, NBA ALL-STAR IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT CELEBRATES THE NBA’S GREATEST ATHLETES. www.nba.com/allstar2013/

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SO, YOU’VE SURVIVED THE MAYAN APOCALYPSE…WHAT NOW? WE SAY IT’S TIME TO DOUBLE-DOWN ON YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE LOCAL ARTS- OF COURSE! JANUARY BRINGS AN INTERESTING MIXTURE OF TOPICS, RANGING FROM THE PROFOUNDLY SERIOUS, THE NOT-SO-SERIOUS, ALL THE WAY By Sarah Schellenberg TO PURELY FOR PLEASURE’S SAKE. SO, START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT. WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN, BURN SOMETHING AND FIRM UP YOUR OH-SO-SERIOUS RESOLUTIONS AT EMILY SLOAN’S WONDERFULLY MACABRE (AND ODDLY MOVING) FUNERAL PARTY, OR RE-CHARGE YOUR SOUL WITH A VIOLIN CONCERT AT THE ROTHKO CHAPEL!

Funeral Party January 1 @ 6pm Funeral Party is an interactive performance involving healing and death rituals to explore the brevity of life and connection to the present. Prior to the party, there will be a eulogy writing service at 6pm for those wanting assistance in crafting their personal eulogies. Amid the visitation and drinking, the public is invited to speak, sing or join a funeral procession with whatever instruments they’d like to bring. Of course, no funeral would be complete without a pyre for burning symbolic items and funeral pot luck and recipe swap – so bring a dish! Funeral attire is encouraged and observers are welcome. 14 Pews (800 Aurora) – Free! www.emilysloanblog.blogspot.com Crónicas Opening reception January 17 @ 6pm (On view through February 23) The images most associated with the Mexican drug war are the grisly photographs splashed across newspaper front pages. FotoFest’s new multimedia exhibition highlights their impact on the psyche of the Mexican populace, showcasing seven young artists who are interpreting, rather than documenting, the conflict. Featured artists are: Miguel Aragon, Jorge Arreola Barraza, Fernando Brito, Edgardo Aragon Diaz, Ivete Lucas, Pedro Reyes and Marcela Rico. These personal visions reflect a generation growing up and living through the escalating violence, presenting thoughtful, critical interpretations of the conflict and the media’s response; injecting humanity into what is too often portrayed

as a cold, soulless reality. FotoFest Headquarters (1113 Vine) – Free! www.fotofest.org

The uncontrollable nature of grief and forgiveness (or lack of) Opening reception January 18 @ 6pm (On view through March 8) Art League Houston is pleased to present The uncontrollable nature of grief and forgiveness (or lack of) by Kathryn Kelley which explores uncovered personal domestic thresholds. The exhibition features a site specific installation that takes over the main gallery with intertwining elements of deconstructed mattresses (lightness/forgiveness) and remnant tubes (darkness/lack of) that represent various patterns/responses to wounding, grief and forgiveness, and the change they inspire. Art League Houston (1953 Montrose)- Free! www.artleaguehouston.org Bach’s Double Concerto January 19 @ 8pm Mercury brings an all-Bach concert to the Rothko Chapel, featuring musical masterJonathan Godfrey pieces such as the beautiful Double Violin Concerto in D minor and the rarely performed original orchestration of his Orchestral Suite No. 2. The program, under the direction of Maestro Antoine Plante, features Mercury’s concertmaster Jonathan Godfrey as the violin soloist. Rothko Chapel (1409 Sul Ross)- $10. www.MercuryHouston.org

SAVE THE DATE for the Ball n’Chain! Your presence is requested at a fete commemorating the union of two of Houston’s most dearly beloved arts organizations (Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker) in holy wedded matrimony—we already walked down the aisle, but we’re throwing the b’all, end all of receptions to celebrate our gettin’ hitched Friday, February 1st!

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EVENT UNA NOTTE IN ITALIA WHY TO BENEFIT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER HOUSTON WHERE OMNI HOUSTON HOTEL WHEN NOVEMBER 2 The 15th anniversary of Una Notte in Italia “celebrity” men’s fashion show did not disappoint! This lively affair once again featured local athletes and businessmen who walked the catwalk to benefit Family Services of Greater Houston. There were fine wines, great food and of course a stellar lineup of “models” including six standout Houston Texans players! The live auction items included a trip for two to Italy and fabulous private home getaways, which helped raise the most ever on this fun-filled night. After the show, the crowd danced the night away and enjoyed a premier late night bar compliments of Riazul tequila.

Rudy and Debbie Festari

John Blaisdell, Monica Hartland

Susan Boggess, Fadi Armanious

Photography by Kim Coffman

Tina Governale, Romy Morello, Sam Governale

Kevin Walter

Owen Daniels, Angela Mecca

Tiffany and Rick Smith

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calendar january

S U N DAY

PERFORMING ARTS + CONCERTS + SPORTS + FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST

M O N DAY

01/25 Bayou Music Center Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!

T U E S DAY

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Jones Shen Yun Performing Arts 2pm Toyota Aeros vs. Oklahoma City Barons 5pm

W E D N E S DAY

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Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. New Orleans Hornets 7pm

01/26 - Reliant Arena Harlem Globetrotters

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Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 3pm

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Toyota Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 7pm

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Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm

January 10-February 9, Dance Month at Kaplan Theater at the ERJCC. For details, please visit www.erjcchouston.org.

Alley The Mountaintop 2:30 & 7:30pm Jones HS: Dvorak’s New World Symphony 2:30pm Main Street Memory House 3pm Toyota Aeros vs. Charlotte Checkers 5pm

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Toyota WWE RAW 6:30pm

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Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers 7pm

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Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm HOB Keane 7pm Main Street Memory House 7:30pm

Alley The Mountaintop 2:30 & 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 2:30 & 7:30pm Jones HS: What a Wonderful World 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 3pm | Memory House 3pm Wortham HGO: Show Boat 2pm

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Wortham Jeff Magnum of Neutral Milk Hotel w/ Tall Firs 8pm

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Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 7:30pm Jones HS: UST Benefit Concert 7:30pm

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Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 7:30pm HOB Underoath 6pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm Stages Wittenberg 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets 7pm

January 25-May 5, 2013 NCECA Biennial in the Large Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. www.crafthouston.org

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Alley The Mountaintop 2:30 & 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 2 & 7:30pm Jones SPA: STOMP 2pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 3pm | Memory House 3pm Reliant Arena Harlem Globetrotters 2pm Stages Wittenberg 3pm Wortham HGO: Don Giovanni 2pm

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Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm Warehouse Dante Higgins 8pm

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HOB The Fondue Monks w/ Paul Ramirez Band & Jonathon Boogie Long 7pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm

IKEA Houston Silver Screen: Are We There Yet? PG, 94 min., 6:30pm at the ICE Rink at Discovery Green. www.discoverygreen.com

Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm Bayou Music Center Ed Sheeran 7:30pm HOB An Evening w/ Led Zeppelin 2, 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm | Memory House 7:30pm Wortham SPA: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody 8pm

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IKEA Houston Silver Screen: Willy Wonka, G, 100 min., 6:30pm at the ICE Rink at Discovery Green. www.discoverygreen.com

Chevron Houston Marathon. www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com

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IKEA Houston Silver Screen: LORAX, PG, 86 min., 6:30pm at ICE Rink at Discovery Green. www.discoverygreen.com

Houston Aeros Fan Skate at Discovery Green, 7-9pm. Skate with your favorite Houston Aeros player and get a photo with Chilly the mascot. www.discoverygreen.com

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Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm Stages Wittenberg 7:30pm Wortham HGO: Show Boat 7:30pm

Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 7:30pm HOB An Evening with Zappa Plays Zappa 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm | Memory House 7:30pm Stages Wittenberg 7:30pm Warehouse Of Mice & Men 6pm

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IKEA Houston Silver Screen: Happy Feet 2, PG, 100 min., 6:30pm at the ICE Rink at Discovery Green. www.discoverygreen.com

Alley The Mountaintop 7:30pm | Clybourne Park 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 7:30pm Jones HS: Mahler & Mendelssohn 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm | Memory House 7:30pm Stages Wittenberg 7:30pm

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HOB Adam & Eve Fashion Show, Cirque Show & Concert 7pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm Toyota Aeros vs. Texas Stars 7pm

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HOB John Hiatt & The Combo 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm Reliant Stadium Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 7pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 2 & 7pm Warehouse Jetspeed Music Showcase 7pm

Neuro presents Magnificent 7 Ice Carving Competition, 10am-5pm at Discovery Green on the Jones Lawn. www.discoverygreen.com

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Alley The Mountaintop 8pm Bayou Music Center Rodney Carrington 7pm HOB B.B. King 8pm Jones HS: Dvorak’s New World Symphony 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm Warehouse Down 8pm Wortham SPA: Stephen Petronio Company presents Underland 8pm

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Alley The Mountaintop 8pm | Clybourne Park 8pm Jones HS: What a Wonderful World 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm | Memory House 8pm Wortham HGO: Show Boat 7:30pm | SPA: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody 8pm

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January 23-27, The 30th Annual Houston Auto Show at Reliant Center. www.HoustonAutoShow.com

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Alley The Mountaintop 8pm Hobby Musiqa: Percussive Illusions 7:30p HOB Black Veil Brides Church of The Wild Ones Tour 7pm | Tyler Hilton, Teddy Geiger & Ryan Cabrera 7pm Jones HS: Dvorak’s New World Symphony 8pm Main Street Memory House 8pm Toyota Aeros vs. Lake Erie Monsters 7pm Wortham Mercury, The Orchestra Redefined: Schubert’s Death & the Maiden 8pm

Alley The Mountaintop 2:30 & 8pm | Clybourne Park 8pm HOB Action Item 12pm | Bob Schneider 8pm Jones HS: Aladdin & the Arabian Nights 10 & 11:30am | HS: What a Wonderful World 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm | Memory House 8pm Reliant Stadium Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 7pm Wortham SPA: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody 8pm 13th Annual Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale, 9am-1pm or until sold out at HCC Southwest Campus. www.urbanharvest.org

Alley The Mountaintop 8pm | Clybourne Park 8pm Bayou Music Center Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! 7pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 7:30pm HOB Badfish- A Tribute to Sublime 7pm Jones SPA: STOMP 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm | Memory House 8pm Stages Wittenberg 8pm Warehouse Emilie Autumn 7pm Wortham HGO: Don Giovanni 7:30pm

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Alley The Mountaintop 2:30 & 8pm | Clybourne Park 2:30 & 8pm Hobby TUTS: Camelot 2 & 8pm Jones SPA: STOMP 2 & 8pm Main Street A Wrinkle in Time 1 & 4pm | Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 8pm | Memory House 8pm Reliant Arena Harlem Globetrotters 2pm Stages Wittenberg 8pm Toyota Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets 7pm Wortham HGO: Show Boat 7:30pm | Da Camera: Guitar Masters- Eliot Fisk & Bill Frisell 8pm

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT ALLEY THEATRE: alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com CWMP: woodlandscenter.org HOBBY CENTER: 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org HOUSE OF BLUES: hob.com JONES HALL: 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATRE: 713.524.6706 mainstreettheatre.com

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT): milleroutdoortheatre.com MINUTE MAID PARK: astros.mlb.com RELIANT PARK: reliantpark.com STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE: 713.527.0123 stagestheatre.com TOYOTA CENTER: 1.866.4HOU.TIX toyotacentertix.com WAREHOUSE LIVE: warehouselive.com WORTHAM CENTER: 713.237.1439 houstonfirsttheaters.com

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museum district By Pixie Ibañez

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1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org    Claes Oldenburg: Strange Eggs, on view thru February 3, 2013. The Strange Eggs are a remarkable group of collages by American artist Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929). Completed over the course of two years after he moved to New York City from Chicago in 1956, they constitute some of the artist’s earliest known works and represent a pivotal moment of experimentation by Oldenburg. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org   2013 Print Auction Exhibition, on view January 18. Each year, HCP holds an annual print auction where artists, galleries and collectors from all over the world contribute high caliber photographic art that is auctioned to benefit HCP’s operating fund. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to support HCP exhibitions, educational initiatives, outreach programs and the awardwinning publication, spot magazine. 3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org   The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief in a modern meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of Russianborn, American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970). 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org    2013 NCECA Biennial, on view January 25. The exceptionally wide range of entries and the high degree of visibility of the exhibition within the field make the 2013 NCECA Biennial an unparalleled investigation of contemporary ceramic expression. The biennial includes 39 works by 35 amazingly talented artists. Rather than a broad survey exhibition, the 2013 NCECA Biennial represents a unique viewpoint of three leadingedge experts in the field of contemporary ceramic art and craft practice. 5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org   Rivers of Our Vision, on view January 25, exhibits new work by Austin-based artist Xochi Solis. Constructed from a variety of media, Solis uses found imagery, vinyl, plastics, paint and colored paper to create large site-specific paintings with repeated ellipses and gestural paint

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strokes. Solis positions the nuances of transitory emotional states as central to her current body of work. Fascinated by the universal claims of love and loss in popular music, she contemplates desire, disappointment and love. Rivers of Our Vision aims to create an enveloping environment, creating a viewing space for meditating on feelings and the unity and isolation felt from daily existence. 6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com   This museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry were nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery. 7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org  Blood Memory: a view from the second generation, on view thru March 24. In the national premiere retrospective of her work, “Blood Memory: a view from the second generation,” artist Lisa Rosowsky explores the “second generation” experience as the daughter of a hidden child and refugee from the Holocaust. Themes of repression and loss emerge, as do memories and stories about a family decimated by war. In this new exhibition this knowledge is represented through a variety of media, including quilting, sculpture, printmaking and installation. 8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org    Newton Know-How , on view January 19. Whether a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion. But, how well do you really understand these laws that cannot be broken? Engage in fun, educational activities that will help you understand the physics associated with the laws of motion! Come step into a world alive with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity and speed in the all-new exhibit. 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org    Sonic Sensation, on view thru February 15. Experience our sonic world and the sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds in this interactive exhibit. Experiment with pitch, test your own hearing, make a movie soundtrack and step into the ever-popular Scream Chamber! Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear, find out about decibels, amplitude, frequency, pitch, sound waves and what you can do to protect your hearing. The 1,500sf exhibit consists of fourteen interactive stations.

10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org    Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History, on view thru March 31. Mayan civilization was one of the longest-lived in the Americas. A Stone Age culture, the ancient Maya developed the most advanced writing system in the New World and domesticated plants we all still enjoy eating, for example, corn. This exhibition presents the story of the real Maya, which spans over three millennia. Topics include the evolution of kingship, the development of writing and math, astronomy and timekeeping. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org    Start the New Year off right with unlimited FREE admission to the Houston Zoo for 12 full months when you become a Houston Zoo member. Individual memberships are just $65 and family memberships start at just $96. A Zoo Membership is the best entertainment bargain around. 12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org   A one-of-a-kind gallery. The only university art museum in the nation dedicated to site-specific installation art, Rice Gallery presents temporary, large-scale environments that visitors can enter and explore. Artists typically use inexpensive materials to create stunning works of art. The gallery is a gateway to the university’s rich cultural life. Visitors can enjoy extraordinary works of art and oftentimes meet the artists. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Convertibles and Polygons, on view thru January 25. In a career that spans more than five decades, Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has balanced techniques and imagery drawn from Islamic decoration with the innovations of the Minimalist avant-garde.


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Since the mid-1970s, she has made mirror mosaics her chief means of expression, creating densely interwoven geometric arrays that reflect every nuance of light and movement in the surrounding environment. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org    Perspectives 180- Unfinished Country: New Video from China, on view thru February 17. China has become the world’s fastest growing economy. Parallel to this economic growth has been the unprecedented production of art. While the majority of contemporary art practices have centered upon the traditional genres of painting and sculpture, the expansion of work in video and new media has been rapidly evolving. This exhibit presents a cross-section of work by a new generation of artists from China working in video and video installation. A separate program of cinematic work by emerging artists will also accompany the exhibition. 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org   Geography of the Mind, on view thru January 28. Austin artist Cheryl Finfrock narrates symbolic stories on canvas. Expressionalist style and colorful language are key components in her work. Recent exhibits span various US and European cities including Sofia, Paris and Berlin.

16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org    The Czech Center Museum Houston works to preserve, record and celebrate the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia. 17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org    Explore animal habitats in the Interactive Climate Zone, touch a tornado, learn how to make your own hurricane preparedness kit and be a weather reporter for WRC-TV. The museum houses nine permanent exhibits and offers many exciting programs including weather camps, Boy/Girl Scout badge classes, teacher workshops, birthday parties and weather labs. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org    Portraiture Now : Asian American Portraits of Encounter, on view thru April 14, is a collaboration with Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to bring Houston the first major showcase of contemporary Asian American portraiture mounted by the Smithsonian. Through the work of seven artists from across the country and around the world, the exhibition offers thoughtprovoking interpretations of the Asian American experience, and representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have obscured the complexity of being Asian in America.

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for art’s sake By Nadia Michel Photography Cody Bess

BESPOKEN ART TAKES CUSTOM TO THE MASSES

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IN A TIME WHEN IT SEEMS BESPOKE IS THE NEW STANDARD FOR ANYONE SEEKING TRUE LUXURY, BESPOKEN ART IS TAKING THE FAMILIAR BRITISH TERM – WHICH MEANS “CUSTOM-MADE” – TO A NEW LEVEL: THE COMPANY PRODUCES CUSTOM CANVAS ART USING CLIENTS’ SOUNDS. EXCEPT THIS LUXURY STARTS AT A CROWD-PLEASING $100.

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he process involves taking a recording and sending it to Bespoken Art founder David Caulkins. The sound is digitized and represented as a soundwave. “It’s essentially an algorithm, or a mathematical representation, of the sound,” he explains. “The actual image depends on how loud it is and what kind of sound is being produced.” Using different software, he adds color and any other special requests. He turns voices and sound into art. Hence the company’s name, a clever double-entendre.

with are astounding. “For a 30th anniversary, all the kids and grandkids recorded a few seconds. It was ten voices on a canvas. You could see every voice in the message. The last one was the heartbeat of a grandchild on the way. That was really neat,” he recalls. The grandparents loved it. One woman ordered a gift certificate for the daughter of a friend who was terminally ill, so she could make a recording and have a way to remember something she might say,” he says. He also aided in a marriage proposal for a client in the Northeast with a Will you marry me? rendition. “You get a really unique insight into people’s lives based on what they ask you to make,” he muses.

Caulkins, a speech communication major in college, got the idea in 2011 after a stint teaching in Japan. “There’s As to whether Bespoken Art is really art, Caulkins a business, created in 2005, that visualizes your has a clear understanding of what he’s DNA and puts it on a canvas. They’ve doing. “I don’t consider myself an artist been incredibly successful,” he says. but a facilitator of art,” he says. He His take on the concept sounded just points out that some of his work is right. “Not only is your voice “PEOPLE HAVE more obviously ‘art,’ such as one unique to you – everyone’s voice ORDERED EVERYpiece he created featuring the city is different – but these have a THING FROM THEIR of Houston skyline and the sound message, a story,” he explains. Houston. DOG BARKING TO THE In the short time since launching HEARTBEAT FROM A Caulkins is full of ideas about how the business, Caulkins’ soundBespoken Art could be used. “Even wave art has garnered universal SONOGRAM” personally, in my family, my grandappeal. “I’ve gotten orders from parents have a screened porch and the every inhabited continent,” he says. door has the funniest creak. My whole family knows that sound. The number of things Perhaps the secret to its success is the unlimited creative opportunities the product offers. “People that you could do that are meaningful is endless,” he have ordered everything from their dog barking to the says. heartbeat from a sonogram,” he says. “I get a lot of wedding vows and I love you’s as anniversary gifts,” he Located in The Heights, the company handles the entire tells us. “People have sent in recordings of deceased order process online through its website. It takes about family members they want to remember,” he adds. “And 8 –10 days for one’s bespoken art piece to arrive. And HotelRED, a boutique hotel in Wisconsin, ordered a this luxury comes with a side of charity: Bespoken Art piece for every room,” he discloses. donates 5% of its profits to Smile Train International, a children’s charity that provides cleft lip and palate surOn the day we spoke, Caulkins was in the process of gery around the world. producing a piece from the recording of a dog howling. The anecdotes and quirky ideas clients have come up www.bespokenart.com

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

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

BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.class.uh.edu/blaffer 4800 Calhoun Rd. 713.743.9521 GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org 2127 Strand St. 409.763.2403

HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912

ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Opens January 11, Mandrágora: Liquescent Light by Adela Andea ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Thru January 31, A Visual Dialogue by Sue Burke and Rosanne J. Hudson

BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Opens January 11, Crystal Bites of Dust by Mie Olise

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

BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 Thru January 19, Land and Water/Ancient and Modern

PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662 STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900 Thru February 17, HX8 (Houston Times Eight), group exhibit

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

ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 January 12-27, 6th Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament January 26, 3rd Earring Slam Jam AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY + BOUTIQUE www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369

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ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 Opens January 18, The Uncontrollable Nature of Grief and Forgiveness (or lack of)

BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 1208 W. Gray 713.576.6954

ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2401 Munger 713.926.6368

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HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526

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

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CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.228.3848 CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 713.825.4613 COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616

DAKOTA GALLERY www.dakotaframing.com 2324 Shearn St. 713.523.7440 DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 5321 Feagan 713.542.3802

DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru January 19, Babies: Walk on Water: Present, Future and Time Travel by Angelbert Metoyer DESANTOS GALLERY www.desantosgallery.com 1724 Richmond 713.520.1200 DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 1117 East Freeway 713.223.8346 Opens January 19, Free Fall by Tony Feher DOMY BOOKS www.domystore.com 1709 Westheimer 713.523.3669

FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522

G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opens January 5, Staged by Ana Fernandez and Leigh Merrill

GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547 Thru January 26, Unpremeditated Natures by Russ Havard and David McClain GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 Opens Janaury 5, Linked Sculptures by Mac Whitney GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311

GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.528.0405 GREEN HOUSE GALLERY www.greenhousegallery.com 716 W. Alabama St. 713.535.6462

GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 H GALLERY www.hgallery.org 617 W. 19th 713.456.9513

HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 Thru March 3, MODERN G Fine Art by Sirum Guan

HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600

HOLLYWOOD FRAME GALLERY www.hollywoodframegallery.com 2427 Bissonnet 713.942.8885 HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800 HOUSTON STUDIOS 707 Walnut St. 713.223.0951

IMAGO DEI www.imagodeigallery.com 2525 Robinson St. #100, 713.520.5557

INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru January 5, Negev by Gilda Efrat KINZELMAN ART CONSULTING www.kinzelmanart.com 3909 Main St. 713.533.9923

KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175

LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700 LAURA U COLLECTION www.laurau.com 1840 Westheimer 713.522.0855

M2 GALLERY www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070

McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988 Opens January 24, New works by Rosa Loy


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McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Opens January 12, Object Lessons by Robert Kinsell MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1824 Spring St. #109, 713.259.9226 MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671

MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803 MONTROSE ART SOCIETY www.montroseartsociety.com 4715 Main St. 713.316.0402

MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opens January 12, The Red Touch Series, group exhibit

MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 281.497.8009 NAU-HAUS GALLERY www.nau-haus.com 223 E. 11th St. 713.261.1409

NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. 713.528.0664

SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 2246 Richmond Ave. 713.529.1313

SPACE125 GALLERY www.haatx.com 3201 Allen Parkway 713.527.9330 SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.springstreetstudios.info 1824 Spring Street 713.862.0082 STUDIO SEVEN 1107 East Freeway 713.224.5555

TALENTO BILINGUE www.tbhcenter.org 333 S. Jensen Dr. 713.222.1213

THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278 Opens January 12, New Year, New Works, group exhibit VAUGHAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY www.vaughanchristopher.com 1217 S. Shepherd 713.533.0816

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Thru January 4, Christmas Art Exhibit

O’KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St. @ UHD 713.221.8042

PARKERSON GALLERY www.parkersongallery.com 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 PEEL GALLERY www.peelgallery.org 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.520.8122

POST GALLERY www.postgallery.com By appointment only. 713.622.4241

S & T ART & DESIGN www.sandtartanddesign.com 2424 Sawyer Heights 281.250.4889

WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Thru January 2, Zachariah Rieke: Recent Works

NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 713.520.7053

POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337

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

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

XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846

ZARPOSH INDIA GALLERY www.zarposhindia.com 5910 Southwest Fwy. 713.668.2948

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RECORD RANCH GALLERY www.cactusmusictx.com 2110 Portsmouth 713.526.9272

REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 1839 W. Alabama 713.522.7074

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nonprofit Interview by Roger Rippy Photography by Sofia van der Dys

IN-POWERED BY One Significant Act

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OGER RIPPY CO-OWNS YOGAONE WITH HIS WIFE ALBINA. IN A CASUAL EMAIL, ROGER, DIRECTOR OF OMS, MENTIONED THIS NEW CHARITY HE WAS WORKING ON AND AFTER HEARING ABOUT IT, IT MADE PERFECT SENSE TO HAVE ROGER INTERVIEW CHRISTINA HOUSTON, OUTREACH DIRECTOR, AND DAN HOUSTON, CHIEF EMPOWERMENT OFFICER, THE FOUNDERS OF IN-POWERED, WHICH MERGED WITH RIPPY’S NONPROFIT CALLED ONE SIGNIFICANT ACT TO CREATE IN-POWERED BY ONE SIGNIFICANT ACT. DISCLAIMER: YOGAONE IS AN ADVERTISER.

Roger In-Powered by One Significant Act is a pretty loaded name and sounds pretty powerful. How did you came up with the name and what do you do? Christina It comes down to the type of yoga we practice, a Baptiste Power Vinyasa. [Baptiste Yoga provides transformational learning and growth environments for individuals seeking to deepen their personal yoga practice, alongside with those who are walking the teachers’ and leaders’ path.] It’s a play on words from empowerment to leaving an individual/student in their own power. And then, Roger, you coming up with the name of “One Significant Act,” that’s where it all starts. So by doing one significant thing, you leave someone with the power to go do one significant thing, which in turn turns into another, and another. Roger Like paying it forward. Dan I like to say we are in the business of freedom. So it’s really giving people in many different communities/places, the opportunity to access the practice of yoga either through free access or very low cost access. The programs are anywhere from prisons, juvenile probation departments, schools and community centers. So it’s a range of people. We leave people feeling empowered through this practice. Roger And why those communities in particular? Dan We want everyone doing yoga. And in order to have that, it’s all about access. So what’s happened, especially in Houston, is that yoga at times can be very expensive and localized in certain areas of the city. We want to make it accessible through low cost, allowing people to have an opportunity to do yoga. Roger So you and I, Dan, have taught the yoga classes in prison. Can you explain what we do there and the results you’ve seen from this? Dan I don’t think it’s as much about the physical practice as much as the connection with people. People come from many different backgrounds with different

stories, but we are all led to the same place. (And our goal is to get out [of prison] afterward.) With the prison it’s more about presenting something that is different, that is completely foreign, and realizing that we are not that different and things aren’t that scary and that in fact we have a lot more in common than we realize. One man walked in and watched the class for a long time. I saw him and he saw me but we didn’t say anything. He just kind of took off his shirt (they can wear an undershirt), and grabbed a mat, held onto the mat and then rolled out the mat. It was a very slow process, but you could see he was almost like stepping into water, testing it first. And then he got down and started into upward dog, and downward dog and moving and breathing and it was really amazing to see. He was totally immersed in the practice.

ing with, ask “what is your definition of yoga?” It’s just really simple. It’s what we need in order to live, to breath, to move, to have connection with people. And it’s a personal experience for everybody, but I think there’s a unifying, really simple set of things that just allow people to have a really amazing experience. Roger What would you like to see this turn into in 5 years, 10 years? Christina My vision is that it all comes full circle. The student that is on the “wrong path” becomes transformed and therefore transforms another student or colleague that is on the same path. Or the prisoner that is so inspired that they want to become a yoga teacher, and they are the ones that go back into the prison to teach the classes and not us.

Roger In what way can we serve best in the schools? How does that look in the child’s day? Dan Interestingly everything is connected, and the Roger Another aspect is that In-Powered is bringing prisons are connected to the schools. There is a lot of yoga to schools and communities that have fewer research to say that students who struggle the most in resources. schools can be caught up in a Christina For an hour at a time in cycle that continues until they go to each class, Yoga removes those juvenile probation department, circumstances for people. They from there maybe a prison unit get to be the exact same as the and the cycle of re-incarceration. OFFER ACCESS TO person next to them, as the Schools already have discipline TRANSFORMATIVE YOGA teacher. And from that feeling policies and practices. We’re not PROGRAMS FOR A WIDE they don’t feel disempowered asking schools to remove that, but VARIETY OF UNIQUE anymore and that is the one sigalso add a very soft approach of nificant act. listening, allowing students to INDIVIDUALS. WE ARE express themselves. We want to COMMITTED TO Roger Are the schools and prisadd the practice of yoga to make OFFERING DIVERSE ons receptive to this? Are people students really see and be aware YOGA PROGRAMS IN craving this stuff or are you havof their behavior in a positive sort ing to convince people? of way so that they can become K-12 SCHOOLS, Christina There’s a little bit of more physical and healthier. PRISONS AND FOR both. UNDERREPRESENTED Dan The people I’ve been work-

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Dan I really want to ask you a question, Roger! How did you come up with this idea? Roger A little bit of history. I started a nonprofit called “One Significant Act” (around the same time you started “In-Powered”) with the intention to take yoga out to underserved communities, because yoga can start to feel like an elite thing. Yoga has a concept behind it of “Seva” which means giving back. When you get deep into the practice you want to help others. I

YOGA HAS A CONCEPT BEHIND IT OF “SEVA” WHICH MEANS GIVING BACK. WHEN YOU GET DEEP INTO THE PRACTICE YOU TO WANT TO HELP OTHERS. – ROGER RIPPY asked myself, “What can I do to bring something more to places in my own community?” And that’s where I came up with the idea of One Significant Act. Yoga is a gift, transformation is a gift, give it and pay it forward. And it seemed like a really good way to do it was to bring these communities together with these teachers that we’re sending out into the world and saying go and give this away. And then I found out that you were doing this already. Roger In one word, sum up the most important part of this nonprofit. Christina Transformation. Dan That’s hard to trump… Roger One way people can contribute is to go to our website and give $1, a million dollars, anywhere in between is great, and we use that very directly to start and maintain these programs and new ones we are starting all time. It just gives us more power to empower others.

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HELLO, JANUARY! GREAT TO SEE YA! AT PRESS TIME, I WAS STILL ALIVE AND THE WORLD HADN’T ENDED, SO HOPEFULLY WE’LL ALL STILL BE ALIVE WHEN THIS COLUMN COMES OUT. EACH JANUARY, I FOCUS ON A COMMUNITY IN HOUSTON TO WHOM I POSE THE QUESTION “WHAT’S By Sarah Gish YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?” THIS YEAR, I TRAINED MY LENS ON THE FILM COMMUNITY BECAUSE IT IS FILMS THAT LEAD THE WAY IN CULTURAL REPORTING AND BY PROXY, THOSE WHO PRESENT FILMS. I FIGURED IF THEY WERE STILL ALIVE IN 2013, SO WOULD WE ALL BE. I first went to the grande dame of our film community, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org/film), twenty-year-plus film curator MARIAN LUNTZ, who told me, “My favorite is Ingmar Bergman’s Persona. I celebrate this film for the indelible performances by Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson, the profound emotions they draw the audience into, and the astonishing intimacy created by Bergman in partnership with his late, great cinematographer, Sven Nykvist.”

ROB ARCOS, the manager of the lovely Sundance Cinemas Houston (www.sundancecinemas.com), told me that In the Mood for Love by Kar Wai Wong is his favorite – it’s a small film from Hong Kong that’s the heartbreaking story of relationships and betrayal. Rob told me he’s frustrated that our community doesn’t support indie films like that one – “Give them a shot!” he cries. The Senior Regional Publicist for Landmark Theatres (www.landm a r k t h e a t r e s . c o m ) , D AV I D KIMBALL, loves Manhattan by Woody Allen – “There is nothing like the beautiful, wide-screen, black-and-white Woody Allen comedy. From the Gershw in score, to the indelible cast – no one can celebrate life and love’s ups and downs quite the same way Allen does. Simply put, it is his masterpiece.” Perhaps he’ll book it at the River Oaks soon?! CRESSANDRA THIBODEAUX, directress of the cool microcinema 14 Pews (www.14pews.org), favors Harold and Maude, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? and Forrest Gump because “they are all love stories which share the common theme of hope. Also, the female characters in all three films are independent, three-dimensional and beloved women, which is a rarity in contemporary film.” The 1959 film Imitation of Life is QFest (www.q-fest.org) Director KRISTIAN SALINAS’ fave film. TRISH RIGDON of Cinema Arts Festival Houston (www.cinemartsociety.org) chose Gone with the Wind as her favorite: “To some it will be a cheesy choice but I love everything about it from the adaptation of the epic story, the iconic characterizations by the actors, the fact that it is period (I’m a sucker for costume drama), the color (also a sucker for Technicolor), the settings, locations and on and on. I even named my daughter Tara after the film. I have a vivid memory of watching the film in the movie theater in the 1970s after seeing it many times through the years on my family’s blackand-white 19” television – it was quite something to behold – and I’ve been in love with film ever since!” Newcomer SHUSHANA CASTLE, producer of Mountainfilm on Tour in Houston (www.mountainfilm.org/houston) that debuted in 2012, told me, “The film I Am definitely ranks up there because it reminds us of our pure potential to be happy and fulfilled with simple but powerful attractions such as love or a picnic under a big tree on a beautiful day.” And, finally, HUNTER TODD, persistent director of almost-50-year-old Worldfest Houston (www.worldfest.org), told me that one of his favorite films is Casablanca because it’s “a perfect film, good story, well told, with a great cast and music. We try to teach our student filmmakers that a film needs an intro, conflict and resolution ... most films lack those simple elements but Casablanca most certainly does not!”

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born cool. grow hip. By Pixie Ibañez

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Lil’Sugar THEY SAY ALL A BABY NEEDS IS A SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP, FOOD AND LOTS OF TLC, BUT EXPERIENCED MAMAS KNOW IT TAKES A BIT MORE THAN THAT TO RAISE A HAPPY TOT. WHILE SOME THINGS ARE NECESSITIES, OTHERS ARE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT SIMPLY MAKE THE RIDE JUST A BIT LESS BUMPY AND A BIT MORE FUN.

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1. METRO SWINGING CRIB – swinging crib is turning heads with its fresh contemporary design. It’s super cool looking! www.babycotpod.com 2. SERENITY STAR – a multi-tasking must for every nursery. Its the first system to combine an electronic feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, nightlight and clock—all in one. www.adenandanais.com 3. LION NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW – add roar to your decor with the J’adorable Lion, perfect for your stylish cub. Granny gone wild! www.jonathanadler.com 4. ELEPHANT NIGHTLIGHT – perfect to light up Junior’s lair. Guaranteed to banish monsters. www.jonathanadler.com

6. MONKEY MAT – a portable, multi-purpose mat that takes the mess out of playtime! It protects everyone from any questionably clean floor, indoors or out. www.monkeymat.com 7. LI’L SHAVER MUSTACHE PACIFIER – there’s nothing more adorably wrong than a baby with a mustache. www.fredandfriends.com 8. MOMMA TEETHERS – these engaging characters are like toys! www.mommarocks.com 9. MELA BAMBOO SWADDLES – made with soft, silky rayon from bamboo fiber muslin they are perfect as a lightweight blanket, a swaddling wrap, a stroller or nursing cover, a car seat liner and a burp cloth. Luxuriously soft! www.adenandanais.com

5. JAFARU THE GIRAFFE™ – an adorable giraffe, but also a comfy pillow and super-soft blanket all in one. www.zoobies.com

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EVENT 4TH ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT WHY TO BENEFIT TEXAS CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTER WHERE LAS VEGAS WYNN HOTEL WHEN NOVEMBER 2

Nameer Siddiqui, Ashley Means, Patrick Hayes Photography by Jenny Antill

It was an unforgettable night of casino fun as hundreds, including Houstonians, gathered at the posh Wynn Hotel during the Sin City soiree. Guests enjoyed blackjack, craps and all-night music spun by the resident DJ as they feasted on hors d’oeuvres as well as a salad bar, risotto station, Angus beef tenderloin and a dessert bar with more than fifteen sweet selections, all created by Wynn. The evening ended with the biggest jackpot of all when event chairman Kolja Rockov, CFO of LINN Energy, announced that Casino Night raised more than $400K to fund treatment and research for TCCC.

Roxanne Rockov, Andrea Murcia

Skip Thevenot, Renee Morgan, Grant Brady

David Poplack, Kolja Rockov

Charles and Melissa Hall

Sheryl and Kevin Smith

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ANA MAE HOLMES sign Libra origin Born in northwest Indiana, raised in Houston occupation Publicist, Jewelry Designer

MATTHEW TOOMEY sign Aquarius origin Houston, TX occupation Coffee Roaster/ Coffeehouse Owner

people of houston

Photography by Anthony Rathbun

DANTE PASTORINI sign Gemini origin Irish Italian occupation Spice seasonings entrepreneur and marketing consultant

1. ANE MAE HOLMES • Where is your favorite place to shop? I love shopping street markets. I actually named my jewelry line {temple street} after a street market in Hong Kong that I visited with my husband when we were honeymooning. • What’s your favorite trend? I love seeing bright colors like hot pink in winter collections! • What is the last book you read? If You Want to Cry, Go Outside, a PR book by Kelly Cutrone. • What is your favorite movie? Any chick flick, but my absolute favorite is watching and quoting Bride Wars with my three sisters. 2. MATTHEW TOOMEY • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? 24 Karat gold espresso machine. • What is one thing you can’t live without? Coffee. • If you never had to work, what would you do? Surf and grow coffee. • How would you describe your style? Easy, laid-back eco-chic with a gangster twist. 3. DANTE PASTORINI Where is your favorite place to shop? Highland Village. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? Abraham Lincoln. What do you do in your spare time? Hunt and golf. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Luv Ya Blue!! (Especially when the Oilers returned from Pittsburgh in 1978 to a reception from the entire city…the Astrodome was full and the streets were lined with cars welcoming us home.) • • • •

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costumes for cocktails

Text by Beatrice Allen Photography by Gabriella Nissen

This fair-isle sweater is anything but cheesy. The gray pattern – so subtle on the variegated warm tone stripes – makes for a chic look instead. Free People cowl neck fair isle sweater @ Hemline Boutique

If you fear wearing form-fitting dresses, now is the time. With an added layer of tights and, in this case, layered under a loose sweater, the self-conscious factor is drastically reduced. You get to show off your figure and keep covered at the same time. Free People Body Con dress @ Hemline Boutique

WARM WINTER USUALLY THIS SEASON, WE DECK OUT IN ALL BLACK, GRAY, THE DARKER SPECTRUM OF THE COLOR WHEEL. BUT THAT MAKES NO SENSE WITH OUR BLINDING SUNSHINE. DRESS IN WARM TONES IN COZY TEXTURES AND SEE IF YOU DON’T DEVELOP A LITTLE SPRING IN YOUR STEP.

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Hemline Boutique - 2047 W. Gray St. 713.520.0060- The pieces in Hemline Boutique are unique, to add that special touch to your outfit. Target - 2580 Shearn St. 713.331.0376 Sephora - 5015 Westheimer Rd. 713.961.3580

Also thanks to Instagram is this DIY bib necklace look. Layering various necklaces to fit within each other you are able to create a bib with pieces you might already own at home, making a whole new look. There are no shortage of styles and colors at Hemline. We went with yellow but a rust tone would be just as pretty. Gold tone with yellow enamel necklaces @ Hemline Boutique

I used to the buy just the regular version of Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer until I discovered this one. Alone, it provides light coverage with a subtle glow. I like to mix mine with a touch of foundation and a touch of Aquaphor®. It makes smoothing it on much easier and it provides just a touch more coverage (without the cakey factor) plus that dewy look we all love. Laura Mercier Illumination tinted moisturizer @ Sephora

Thanks to Instagram® and the ladies of targetdoesitagain, I’m aware now more than ever of all the fashion finds that you can score at unbeatable prices. One of those items: these comfortable yet fashionable booties. Kaylen Mossimo fringe booties @ Target


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The first-time event was a smashing sell-out with more than 850 attendees. In keeping with the crystal theme, tables were decked with candelabras with hanging crystals and crystal-adorned trees. A spectacular “crystal” curtain served as the backdrop for the stage program. Prior to dinner, underwriters attended a VIP reception with the dashing Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who captivated guests with tales from the frontlines in Sri Lanka’s tsunami to the earthquake in Haiti, leaving guests in awe.

Photography by Priscilla Dickson and Wilson Parish

EVENT 15TH ANNIVERSARY CRYSTAL CELEBRATION WHY TO BENEFIT ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL HEALTH CHARITIES WHERE HILTON AMERICAS WHEN NOVEMBER 15

James Pappas, Elyse Cokinos-Stevens

Ryan and Angie Tingey

Heather Lee, Mike Johnson, Amanda Moreno

Cindy and Amy Alexander

Tracy Smith, Dena Harrison

Cathy Smith, Amy Schwartz, Vicki West

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architecture + design

BULTHAUP DRAWER SYSTEM The new year is inevitably an opportunity to start anew. We dream about drawers as organized as the bulthaup system which promises to deliver space through function. The b3 interior fitting drawer and pullout system uses a prism shape that fits kitchen tools precisely in the V-shaped channels. The idea is to create space through function allowing the option of changing, removing and re-organizing drawer organizational components to fit your needs at that time. Bulthaup is available at Kuhl-Linscomb.

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EVENT THE FOREVER ROMANCE WHY POST-WEDDING CELEBRATION WHERE CAROLYN FARB’S RESIDENCE WHEN NOVEMBER 18 Close friends and family gathered at Carolyn Farb’s residence for a romantic soiree in honor of Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu’s recent nuptials. The intimate event was carefully planned by Carolyn herself, who oversaw every detail to ensure it was perfect. It sure was! Guests enjoyed viewing the exquisite art collections that are displayed throughout the residence. Truly a sight to see! The crowd feasted on a buffet compiled by Chef David Cordúa, which included all-time favorites from Americas Restaurant. Violinist Mary Ann Willis and pianist Richard Saldivar filled the air with a romantic repertoire.

David Cordua, Lucia Cordua, Carolyn Farb, Michael Cordua

Photography by Kim Coffman

Theresa Roemer, Jonathan Tinkle

Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescu

Samantha and David Kennedy

Gina and Devinder Bhatia

Manfred Jachmich, Leslie Perini

Monsour Taghdisi, Judy Oudt, Henry Richardson

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FLINGS RECYCLING TRASH BINS ARE GREAT FOR PARTIES AT HOME OR WORK. THE BINS POP UP WHICH MAKE THEM GREAT FOR STORAGE, AND ARE STRONG ENOUGH FOR A FEW USES IF YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM. THEY COME IN FUN PRINTS TOO. WWW.FLINGSBINS.COM

things i like

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By Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Sofia van der Dys

We have these whale toothbrush holders in our bathroom – they just make me smile every morning. I’ll never lose my toothbrush again! $1 at Target.

I LOVE loungewear, and sweatshirts are at the top of my list. Now add sequins and sparkle and seriously, it’s a match made in heaven. (I just had deja vu, I’ve probably said this before…) Anyway, J.Crew’s rhino is my favorite right now. $145

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Although it pains me to admit I wasn’t at all impressed with Neiman Marcus’s collection for Target, I was smitten with Tracy Reese’s dessert plates featuring her fun prints on ceramic plates. At $39.99 I suggest you get yourself some, before they sell out.


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How fun are these laces? Let me contribute to your laziness or they are also perfect for kids. Hickies elastic laces turn shoes into slip-ons. I love the colors and material! www.hickies.com

As if Kate Spade made this for me. My sister gave me this as my Christmas present – “Look on the Bright side” on the outside and “the glass is half full” on the inside. Warms my little heart when the people around me don’t seem to even have a heart.

I’M A LITTLE OBSESSED WITH DANNIJO JEWELRY, BUT WON’T SPLURGE ON IT. THIS ONE IS A FAT FIND (marzifat@gmail.com) THAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF. THE ROSE GOLD AND COLORED BLUE OMBRE BEADS ON THIS BIB NECKLACE WILL NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION, AT LEAST IN CARLA-LA LAND. FOLLOW @DANNIJO ON INSTAGRAM® AND YOU’LL BE TRANSFORMED.

Dammit Dolls, “whenever things don’t go so well, and you want to hit the wall and yell.” You can’t do without a little dammit doll. Just grasp it firmly by the legs and find a place to slam it. And as you whack the stuffing out yell “Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!” $15 www.dammitdools.com Enough said.

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AS THE 4TH LARGEST CITY IN THE NATION, HOUSTON’S LANDSCAPE CONTINUES TO GROW AND CHANGE YEAR AFTER YEAR. 2012 WAS NO DIFFERENT, BUT WE COULDN’T HELP BUT NOTICE SOME MAJOR CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE CITY ALTERING THAT WHICH WAS ONCE SO FAMILIAR.

LONG-TIME 002HOUSTON CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER GABRIELLA NISSEN CAPTURES SOME OF THOSE CHANGES IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES.

FROM UPPER KIRBY WHOSE LANDSCAPE HAS BEEN VASTLY CHANGED WITH THE SUPER-CHIC WEST AVE. AND HIGH RISES SURROUNDING PLUS RENOVATIONS BETWEEN 59 AND SAN FELIPE – TO THE WEST SIDE AT MEMORIAL CITY MALL – THE GROWTH AND REDEVELOPMENT IS HUGE.

This is minute coverage of specified areas; we are aware there are SO many more than a mere 7 pages can cover. So please, just sit back and reminisce; then you can email me (c.valencia@002mag.com) other changes you’ve seen that we obviously couldn’t include.

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IDTOWN is on the up again. For a while it seemed this area was seeing foot traffic closer to 59 over by HIgh Fashion and the West Gray area by The Pierce Elevated, but with the strip center at Travis and Anita being repurposed into high-end apartments (Camden) and a public park in the works – it’s looking like the mid in Midtown is finally taking shape.

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iverseWork s moved from its 20-year home in Midtown to Fannin Street, closer to the Museum District, in the fall of 2012. The new 5,500sf space is partially in the old Cleburne Cafeteria building on Fannin and Cleburne. The building developed as Art Square Studios will house 20+ artists as well. Although Cleburne Cafeteria closed in 1969, it was a historic site and the revival of the building is a welcome addition to this part of Main.

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rom areas hard hit by the drought like MEMORIAL PARK (which was once so tree dense many of you probably never knew there was a golf course in the heart of the park) to The Houston Arboretum Nature Center across Woodway where you can now see the parking lot as you drive in, it’s astonishing to see how many trees our city has lost and how the clean-up has not ended.

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EMORIAL CITY area is another that has seen massive growth thanks to Memorial Hermann’s development along the Katy Freeway. Not a day goes by that the parking lots in both the mall and the hospital aren’t packed.

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OST OAK BOULEVARD has seen new streetlights and artistic chrome rings with the street names on them in the last few years, but in 2012 we saw the demolition of the old Pavilion Shops which once housed haute couture shops like Versace, Chanel, etc., as well as the strip center that was once anchored by Eatzie’s. Blvd Place’s phase one was completed with RDG and Philippe restaurants as well as stores like Hermes, New Balance, Pickles and Ice Cream, and Festari for Men. Whole Foods is slated for the corner at San Felipe in 2013. Post Oak Centre, home to Arcodoro, Morton’s Steak House, Old Navy and more, got a welcome streetlight to help the congestion onto Post Oak as well.

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ONTROSE area around Westheimer has also undergone some serious changes, with the most recent being the complete demolition of Ruggles. The guys behind Triniti are up to another revolutionary concept for that space. And what about the old Felix’s across the street that was remodeled into Uchi last year. No doubt we’ll continue to see changes up and down this corridor in 2013.

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destination

By Sandra Ramani Photography by Sandra Ramani + Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

ICONS OF

CHINA

beijing | xian | chengdu

Terracotta Warriors

BASED ON ALL THE NEWS AND TRAVEL BUZZ COMING OUT OF CHINA THESE LAST FEW YEARS, YOU MIGHT HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE COUNTRY IS ONE BIG FUTURISTIC UTOPIA, ALL BOOMING ECONOMY AND SPRAWLING MEGA-CITIES. AND WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT MODERN CHINA IS GROWING IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS – DESIGNER SHOPS, LUXURY CARS AND SUPER-HIGH-RISE HOTELS ARE AS UBIQUITOUS AS STARBUCKS (WHICH THEY HAVE, TOO) – IT’S EASY TO FORGET THAT ALONG WITH ALL THE GLITZ AND FRENETIC ENERGY, THIS IS A PLACE STEEPED IN SEVERAL MILLENNIA OF CULTURE, AND HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS HISTORIC SITES IN THE WORLD. SO ON A RECENT TRIP, WE ENLISTED THE EXPERTISE OF SHANGRI-LA HOTELS & RESORTS, WHICH HAS 54 HOTELS IN MAINLAND CHINA ALONE, TO CHECK OUT THREE DESTINATIONS WHERE YOU CAN EXPERIENCE BOTH “ICONIC” CHINA AND THE MODERN-DAY BUZZ. WWW.SHANGRI-LA.COM

BEIJING Home to over 20 million people and about ten times the size of London, Beijing is a whirling city of contrasts, where evidence of imperial history sits right along examples of the booming finance, foodie and contemporary art scenes. There’s enough to explore for months, but these top spots will provide a good intro to the capital. THE ICONS: At the heart of Imperial Beijing sits the Forbidden City, the world’s largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex. Surrounded by a moat and made up of 9,999 rooms (one number short of what the ancient Chinese considered perfection), the 15th-century complex was off-limits to the public for 500 years, but visitors today can wander through its massive series of courtyards, ornate structures and gardens. Afterwards, head across to rectangular Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square and the symbolic center of the Chinese universe. Along with seeing impressive buildings like the Chinese Revolution History Museum, Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao’s Museum, you will get a glimpse into the diversity of the country here, as urban Beijingers cross paths with busloads of rural tourists. Perhaps China’s best known monument, the Great Wall is actually a series of stone, wood and brick walls and fortifications built starting in the 7th century BC and later joined to form one unsurpassable border and trade route. Visible from space, the Wall stretches over 13,000 miles across China, but most tourists access it from Beijing, as several intact portions can be found just an hour or two outside of the city. The sections that are open to visitors vary in quality; some are better preserved

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but overrun by crowds, while others are more remote and hard to navigate. For one of the better experiences, head to the Jinshanling section, a relatively quiet but very well-preserved six-mile stretch, where you can spot many of the original features and walk along the (sometimes steep) sections between Wangjinglou Tower and Longyukou. Along with offering excellent, English-speaking guides for the central Beijing sites, Imperial Tours (www.imperialtours.net) can arrange visits to the best parts of the Wall, as well as unforgettable experiences like a private lunch – complete with white tablecloths and waiter – in one of the Great Wall towers. MODERN MUST: Get a feel for contemporary China in the 798 Arts District, one of the most buzzed-about places in Beijing. Set in a series of Bauhaus-inspired former military factory buildings, this growing complex houses dozens of galleries (some from top international dealers) and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (don’t miss its excellent gift shop), plus cafes, hip eateries and indie shops. Run by two US expat sisters, ChART Tours runs informative walking tours of the area for newbies and art pros alike. www.chartcontemporary.com WHERE TO STAY: WITH AN 80TH FLOOR LOBBY, THE HIGHEST SPA IN TOWN AND A GLASS-WALLED

COCKTAIL LOUNGE THAT SEEMS TO FLOAT IN THE CLOUDS, CHINA WORLD SUMMIT WING IS THE PINNACLE OF BEIJING’S LUXURY HOTEL OFFERINGS. THE ELEGANT, UNDERSTATED GUEST ROOMS ARE SPREAD OUT BETWEEN THE 64TH AND 77TH FLOORS AND BOAST PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE MULTICOLORED CITY SKYLINE – EVEN FROM THE BATHTUB.


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Shangri-La Chengdu Hotel exterior

XIAN There’s over 3,000 years of history in Xian, the first capital city of China and the current capital of the Shaanxi province. Though it’s not picturesque in the traditional sense, Xian is one of the country’s oldest cities and is famous as the home of the Terra Cotta Warriors. It also boasts a stellar culinary scene, rich art traditions and a unique, multicultural heritage influenced by its position along the ancient Silk Road.

IT’S EASY TO FORGET THAT ALONG WITH ALL THE GLITZ AND FRENETIC ENERGY, THIS IS A PLACE STEEPED IN SEVERAL MILLENNIA OF CULTURE, AND HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS HISTORIC SITES IN THE WORLD.

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THE ICONS: In 1974, some farmers working in the Linton District just outside Xian stumbled upon what is now the Eighth Wonder of the World: the Terracotta Warriors, a 3rd-century army of intricate clay soldiers, horses, chariots and more, all made to “guard” the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. After years of careful excavating, archeologists have discovered thousands of figures underground, and are still exploring more untouched areas. Today, visitors can walk through four main pits (depending on how many are open on the day), plus a museum housing some of the best-preserved figures. There’s also a great shop where you can buy miniature statues made from the same terracotta as the army – and if you’re lucky, you’ll find one of the farmers who made the discovery there signing his books. Back in town, don’t miss a visit to Muslim Street, lined with historic houses and storefronts, to enjoy a meal at Defechang, one of the best dumpling houses in the region. Xian is known for its dumplings, which come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and flavors, and Defechang’s 18-dumpling banquet offers a taste of some of the best varieties.

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MODERN MUSTS: While the story of “The Song of Unending Sorrow” opera is not new (it tells the tale of an 8th-century Tan Emperor and his true love), the performance at Hua Qing Palace is pure contemporary China. Dubbed “landscape opera,” the show is performed outside against the backdrop of the Hua Qing Palace ruins and lake, accompanied by colored light displays, digital projections and other high-tech effects. WHERE TO STAY: ALONG WITH COMFORTABLE ROOMS AND ON-POINT SERVICE, THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

XIAN IS THE TOP CHOICE IN TOWN FOR ITS STELLAR CUISINE. CHOOSE FROM AUTHENTIC THAI DISHES (PREPARED BY A THAI CHEF) SERVED OVERLOOKING THE GARDENS, REFINED JAPANESE AND MOUTH-WATERING CANTONESE AND REGIONAL CHINESE SPECIALTIES. DON’T MISS THE ABUNDANT BUFFET IN THE YI CAFE.

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tools+toys+ gadgets

Sony SmartWatch™ ®

For those of you who still wear watches (note: they help tell you the time), here is one that will get you back into the future – or at least the present. The Sony SmartWatch connects to your phone over Bluetooth® while looking sleek and is sure to start conversations. The SmartWatch is actually a small clip-on device that can attach to a watch strap or be worn as an accessory. It provides quick access to a variety of notifications, including incoming calls, Facebook messages, calendar items and more. Some of the apps include a music handler, a remote phone ringer and a Google® Maps app. There is one power button on the external face, which keeps things classy and simple. The charge and sync plug is tucked underneath the rear clip, which is nice and out of the way. $149

Belkin WeMo Switch Automating our lives is big business and it can get complicated and expensive. But it doesn’’t get any simpler than the Belkin WeMo – a switch that connects to your home’s WiFi network and communicates via your smartphone. Plug the switch into any wall jack and download the WeMo app onto your phone or tablet. You can then control any appliance or fixture that can plug into a regular outlet right from your mobile gadget. For example, you can use it to remotely turn on and off a light or heater, or schedule your coffee maker to turn on at a certain time in the morning. WeMo is completely modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your house as you like. There is also a motion-activated switch that can trigger devices with a simple walk-by. That means you can literally light up a room just by walking into it. $49

HTC Windows Phone 8X ®

This seems to be Microsoft’s umpteenth time of releasing a smartphone but they finally hit the nail on the head. Windows Phone 8 OS is an actual competitor to Android® and iOS which now makes your decision on a new phone a bit tougher. Grab the HTC Windows Phone 8X and your decision may be easier. It is sleek, smooth and comes in four eye-catching colors. The screen is gorgeous with a 4.3-inch, Super LCD 2 screen delivering a whopping 341 pixels per inch – yes, Apple ® fans, that’s more than the iPhone® 5. The front-facing camera shoots a high 8 megapixels and the rear camera captures up to 1080 HD video. Plug in earphones and the Beats Audio sounds phenomenal. I particularly like the interface with interactive and changeable tiles which makes for quick access to your favorite functions like email or photos. $199 with two-year contract on T-Mobile®

Michael Garfield

is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on The 9-5-0 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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TIPS& TRICKS

For questions or a consultation, please contact me at: iamvlady@me.com or 713.858.9160

iPhone® | iPad® by Vladimir Ambia

iTunes 11 ®

Get it now! I love it...

• Option+command+s brings back the Sidebar, or you can go to View “Show Sidebar”

Hit it and that song will be instantly added to the top of your Up Next queue.

phrase or word in the nickname field of your contact. Then ask Siri “what’s my name.”

Quickly redeem an iTunes Store gift card with your Macs FaceTime camera. The developer who worked on this feature notes that it works great for the visually impaired.

Create web clips. To add a website to your Home screen, visit the page in Safari and tap the Share button at the bottom of the Safari window. Then tap Add to Home Screen.

In the Camera app (iPhone 4S&5, iPad 3&4 only), the Panorama mode lets you to slowly pan around to capture a panorama shot. Just hit done when you’re finished. You can also tap the arrow to change direction.

When an iOS device is connected via USB to your Mac, its exact battery percentage is displayed on its device summary page.

• Add any track to your Up Next queue by selecting the little arrow next to the title. But did you know that there’s an even easier way? When a song is selected, simply hold down the option key and a “+” button will appear to the left of the title.

iPhone ,iPad tips: ®

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EMOJI FOR EVERYONE! You can add loads of emotions to your text messages by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboard and selecting Emoji.

Have Siri call you whatever you want! Just add a

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IT’S COOL TO__________ SOCIAL MEDIA!

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OCIAL MEDIA IS FULLY INTEGRATED INTO OUR LIVES. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FORMS OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND ONE OF THE EASIEST TO USE. WHETHER YOU’RE POSTING A PIC ON INSTAGRAM OF YOUR ADORABLE DOG/CAT, THANKING ALL YOUR FRIENDS FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES VIA FACEBOOK OR GETTING UPDATES ON TRAFFIC FROM TWITTER, SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES HAVE QUICKLY BECOME SECOND NATURE FOR MOST HOUSTONIANS. WHETHER IT’S ON YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT OR FOR BUSINESS USE, HERE ARE A FEW DO’S AND DON’TS TO HELP YOU GAIN THE MOST IMPACT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.

DO’S

Do be consistent. There’s nothing more impractical than joining a social networking site and only updating it once every few weeks. Whether you update a few times a day or a few times a week, consistency is key.

Do post relevant information/pictures to the correct audience. Social networking sites are made for people to embrace their obsessions (whether it’s a healthy lifestyle, sports or even Justin Beiber) but posting updates about your adorable kitten to an audience who doesn’t share your same cat-enthusiasm can be counter-productive.

Do engage... in conversation through social networking sites. Whether it’s with a stranger, customer, friend or family member, social media makes constant communication easy and achievable.

DO USE HASHTAGS (#) ON THE APPROPRIATE SITES (I.E., TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND GOOGLE+). USING A HASHTAG ON A SITE THAT DOESN’T CATEGORIZE OR RESPOND TO THEM IS LIKE SETTING UP YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE IN APRIL ... IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.

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DON’TS

DON’T be a grammar drill-sergeant. Grammar and spelling are VERY important, but when you’re working with 140 characters or less, not every apostrophe is necessary in order to effectively get the message across.

DON’T post personal information. That means credit cards, license plates, drivers licenses, when you’re going on vacation, home addresses, cell phone numbers, etc. It’s too easy for that information to get into the wrong hands and it can do a lot of harm.

DON’T get discouraged! Social networking sites can seem like an overwhelming and overbearing task, but once you find your niche in the market, it’s a fun and engaging method of communication.

Jordan Campbell is 002houston Magazine’s Social Media Director. Along with the occasional advertising sale, Jordan handles and updates 002’s social media accounts (all 8 of them) on a daily basis, organizes the weekly blog post updates and conducts monthly giveaways. To see her work, just follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn (just to name a few).


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Stussy pinnacle tech windbreaker jacket equipped with hidden hoody

Klettersack by topo designs

From face wash to an amazing balm, this kit has everything a man needs to develop and maintain clear, healthy, comfortable skin – minus all the irritating/unhealthy synthetic chemicals found in conventional products. All made in America.

camo scarf by Stussy

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FROM ITS MILITARY ORIGINS TO STREET ACCEPTANCE, CAMO IS AN URBAN CLASSIC! Crater Lakes award-winning vodka infused with fresh-brewed hazelnut expresso has caught our attention. The perfect amount of sweetness with lots of flavor is what you’ll find. Here are a few ideas of some drinks you can try: SKI LIFT • 2 oz Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka • 1 oz brandy • 6 oz hot chocolate Combine all ingredients in a coffee mug, nudge glass or wine glass. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. CAPPUCCINO CASCADES • 2 oz Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka • 1 oz Amaretto • 2 oz hot chocolate • 4 oz hot coffee Combine all ingredients in a coffee mug, nudge glass or wine glass.

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SOLE PURPOSE

Man Ready Mercantile is for the man that has everything ... or will. Unique goods (like these waxdipped glasses) that all men need, with a masculine stamp-ofapproval. Find them on Facebook, Twitter (@getmanready) and Instagram (@manready).

recently relocated to the heart of the Montrose area on Westheimer avenue. This is a true one-stop shop for guys looking for the latest brands and designers. Mainly focused on menswear, looks vary from rugged casual to rustic edgy with special attention given to accessories.

1641 Westheimer Suite 2 Houston, TX 77006 713.526.4800 www.solepurposeboutique.com

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VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN AND RAW- OH, MY!

dine write

1. cocoa chip cookie & peanut butter persimmon cookie | 2. dirty burque burger 3. notyo salad, cauliflower nuggets and zen panini

By Beatrice Allen

GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 ALMEDA RD. | HOUSTON, TX 77004 713.487.8346 | www.greenseedvegan.com

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SAMPLE MENU FRESH PRESSED PANINIS

• SWEET PORTA Grilled portabella mushrooms, sweet potatoes, spinach with sunflower pesto spread • GARDEN FRESH Seasonal vegetables, roasted red peppers in a balsamic glaze topped with spinach and cheese • LATINI Chipotle garbanzo tempeh with avocado, cilantro, tomato and chipotle aioli

handheld delights

• ILLY CHEESESTEAK Portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions and vegan cheddar on a French wheat baguette • GREENSEED BURGER Buckwheat patty, microgreens, onions, pickle, tomato with mayo and mustard on a whole wheat bun • BIG TEX Buckwheat patty, zucchini bacun, avocado, cheese, jalapeno, onions, tomato, mayo on whole wheat bun

all the way live (raw vegan)

• ROCKIN TACOS Coco tortillas with walnut, sunflower chorizo, arugula, avocado, pico, cashew cream and cilantro limon • RAWRITTO Seasoned coconut meat topped with sunflower sprouts, arugula and veggies in a collard leaf • TIGERBOWL Spirals of zucchini, yam and kelp noodles topped with sunflower sprouts, veggies, tossed in an almond sauce

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REEN SEED VEGAN CAME TO BE OUT OF NECESSITY – THE NEED TO FEED A BODY CLEAN, PURE FOOD THAT IN TURN MIGHT HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL PREEXISTING AILMENTS. ONCE THAT WAS ACHIEVED, IT BECAME A LABOR OF LOVE TO SHARE THIS WEALTH OF INFORMATION WITH THE COMMUNITY.

This is the story of Matti and Rodney, the founders of Green Seed Vegan. Both were suffering from various health issues and after extensive research discovered the power to quite possibly cure or subside such issues through a change in diet. Such is the movement with vegan and raw eating. Many have been able to rid themselves of health problems simply by changing their diet. I say simply but such change is no simple task. It takes extra preparation, experimentation and dedication. I’ve come to realize that we were lucky we had a mother who was strict about eating vegetables, whole grains, etc., that others are barely getting used to. Eating vegan, vegetarian or raw doesn’t require much convincing for me or effort. I enjoy it. And you will too when you taste what Green Seed Vegan is serving. They started out as a food truck and after fans clamored for a bricks and mortar outpost, through the help of a Kick

Start fundraiser, that request became a reality. Kick Start allowed them to make a plea to all their fans, present a business plan to them so the fans would in turn help raise the equity needed to open their storefront. Located just outside Downtown, their rush at lunch is a true testament of the following that helped Green Seed Vegan the restaurant come to be. Our first visit was a late lunch so by then their lunch rush was gone yet there was a steady trickle from those picking up food, getting smoothies or eating late lunch as well. They make all food fresh to order so if you are in a rush, they suggest you call ahead to order to-go. If you have the time, the wait is worth the bounty. Our favorites, which literally had us back the next day for “further research,” included the Notyo Salad, Cauliflower Nuggets, famous Kale Salad, the Cali and Zen Panini from their Nourishment Menu.


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3 Notyo Salad is a serving of microgreens topped with walnut sunflower chorizo, cheese, avocado and pico, drizzled with cashew cream and cilantro limon. The flavor is like a taco salad minus the taco, meat and dairy cheese. The similarity between the walnut sunflower chorizo and taco meat is uncanny. You don’t taste walnut or sunflower it’s so well layered with the other components. They all come together to taste Tex-Mex. If you crave something spicy, the Zen Panini provides a kick like no other. Lemongrass garbanzo tempeh, arugula, shredded carrots, cilantro and jalapeno sandwiched between two triangle slices of bread that have a slather of lemongrass aioli – and then it’s toasted to a spicy delight. Tempeh is a soy food made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans. This is nothing like tofu; it’s better. With the lemongrass flavor plus its textured nutty flavor, it’s an afterthought that there is no meat in the Panini. The Cauliflower Nuggets with homemade ketchup is the ideal side to any dish but should you crave something super green (as in the color), their famous Kale Salad with its tangy dressing is a must. If you like cauliflower (like us) and miss fried chicken, you’re in luck. Their Cali has chicken fried cauliflower, arugula, onions, pickles and tomato sandwiched in a whole-wheat bun with a spicy aioli. It might not taste like chicken fried as you know it but it makes a pretty awesome veggie version using cauliflower. It satisfies a “cheat day” meal for sure. Add some nuggets and call it a day. Or…top it off with one of their sweets. At press time they had Cocoa Chip Cookies and (my personal favorite) a Peanut Butter Persimmon Cookie. The cocoa chip was subtle in flavor compared to the peanut butter persimmon.

MANY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RID THEMSELVES OF HEALTH PROBLEMS SIMPLY BY CHANGING THEIR DIET. If you’d rather drink your calories or drop in for a snack, we recommend Houston Texans Arian Foster’s favorite smoothie, the Hulk. Kale, coconut, almond butter and dates are combined until smooth (no chunks up your straw) for a sweet but savory smoothie. If you are more of the plain sweet kind, try their Peaces smoothie with nut butter, cacao nibs, dates and bananas. It will satisfy your sweet tooth. If you are considering a cleanse or a vegan, vegetarian or even raw diet this new year, Green Seed Vegan can show you just how delicious and creative you can be with your food. They can help you turn this diet into a lifestyle. One that could potentially improve your health.

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the chef’s special Photography by Kennon Evett

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chef alexandra andriotis RESTAURANT WOODROW’S HEIGHTS & BIG WOODROW’S 1200 DURHAM, HOUSTON, TX 77007 | 713.864.5600 WWW.WOODROWSHEIGHTS.COM 3111 CHIMNEY ROCK, HOUSTON, TX 77056 | 713.291.3919 WWW.BIGWOODROWS.COM

Favorite late night spot for a bite? Nick’s Place allllll the way down Westheimer. Their I Got Your Meat with ricotta and fresh garlic. I can’t leave out Downing Street either. Best breakfast? I’m a huge fan of breakfast for dinner. But that means it usually comes out of my own kitchen...and after a few cocktails. My mom taught me how to make migas at a young age. Fried eggs and bacon are good on everything. Best brunch? When I do get to sneak away from work for brunch, you can find me at Beaver’s harassing Mike Riojas. It’s got to be that beautiful, long hair of his... What’s your pet peeve? My pet peeves, you mean?!? Filth. Dirty dirt. Good food will always come out of a clean kitchen. God forbid I see you leaning...then you better be cleaning. And that goes for the whole restaurant. I terrorize the whole staff...not just the kitchen. Favorite affordable wine? My favorite affordable wine at the moment would have to be Due Uve. It’s fruity but not too sweet with a really nice aroma. I guess you could say the same about me. Favorite place for dessert? I’m not going to lie, the dessert tray at Taste of Texas gets me every time. I had a slice of snickers cheesecake pie last month for my birthday. I guiltily took the last little piece home with me. Very rare for me to take leftovers. Who are your favorite chef, restaurant and dish? My loved ones are my favorite chefs. I have all the respect in the world for the chefs I’ve had the pleasure of working with but it just doesn’t compare. Even my honey is a chef, and nothing tastes better than a meal made with love especially for you. My aunts in Greece were the first to teach me how to cook with fresh produce and seafood purchased that day from the local markets. I like to think I’m quite spoiled being half Greek and half Mexican. We’re all feisty but breaking bread together is something we always look forward to. Is there a food you won’t eat? YES! But I’ll try anything at least once. It’s my job. Do you anticipate publishing a cookbook? I think all chefs would like to have a cookbook. Maybe mine will just be a picture book...I don’t like to tell my secrets!! Plus I wing everything unless I’m baking. Plus how do you measure love? What is your comfort food? Anything crunchy! My parents are great cooks but let’s just say I like everything a little crispy. Please burn my fries. And, yes, I’ll take that end piece.

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FAVORITE SANDWICH: the club sandwich from Downing St. with that famous potato salad FAVORITE ICE CREAM MIX-IN: peanut butter FAVORITE FOOD TRUCK: the ones in shady parts of town with tacos FAVORITE PICNIC SPOT: my living room floor FAVORITE SPOT TO EXERCISE: the kitchen and walk-in cooler


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At home, what do you keep on hand to serve drop-in guests? I like to keep a variety of cheeses and meats for my guests. There’s always a bottle of bubbly or wine in my ice box. I like to always be prepared. I’m a Girl Scout in the kitchen What would people be surprised to find in your home refrigerator? Sleep aids. What magazine cover, other than 002’s, would you like to be featured on? Any publication in Texas. Texas Monthly. Houston Press. Can I add Inked??! What ingredient can you not live without in the kitchen and why? I cannot live without salt in my kitchen. It might be a simple item but I’m a firm believer that it’s the little things in life. But after salt, comes fresh ingredients. Always. What utensil can you not live without? I cannot live without spoons. Measuring spoons, serving spoons, quenelle spoons....I need them all in my life. They’re in my apron. You can find one dangling out of my back pocket. Shoot...you could probably find some in my car...my knife wrap...my house...my utensils come everywhere with me. Last but not least, tell us your worst client experience? I don’t like to rehash the past but I’ve had so many bad client experiences. I’ve been in this industry for almost 13 years and nothing surprises me anymore. I just wish I could take it a little less personal. It hurts my heart when I get poor service. We all have bad days but we don’t have to share it with our tables. Check it at the door, please!

snickers cheesecake pie

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B.VALENCIA@002MAG.COM By Beatrice Allen

street eats

MUIISHI MAKIRRITOS Twitter: @muiishiTruck.com | www.facebook.com/muiishimakirritos CUISINE JAPANESE W/A TWIST! We descended upon Makirritos at what seems like their second lunch service. A steady line of people remained until our order was up. THEIR CUISINE IS JAPANESE FUSION. A FUSION WITH TEX-MEX. MAKIRRITOS IS A PLAY ON MAKIZUSHI AND BURRITOS, ESSENTIALLY MAKING A JAPANESE BURRITO. We tasted the Chicken Karaage, Bacon Jamming Karaage biscuits and the Kakuni Makirritos. The menu ranges from $3 to $7 and they typically accept credit cards. In around 10 minutes we were served our three selections. Chicken Karaage are Asian chicken nuggets (fried chicken chunks) served with tempura corn on top, fresh green onion and flash-fried basil drizzled with a spicy aioli. It’s beautifully crunchy even without eating it all in a hurry; each piece retains its crunch and the spice is subtle. The same crispy chicken is in the Bacon Jamming Karaage biscuits. These are for bacon lovers, sweet and savory fans. We wanted more of these skewers of crunchy, savory nuggets. First skewered is piece of crispy chicken topped with bourbon bacon jam and then a honey cheddar biscuit is placed a top to make a bite-(twobite) size snack. The presentation is just as playful as the food. For the adventurous (aka pork belly lovers,) the Kakuni Makirritos is up your alley. 24-hour sous vide Kakuni pork belly is wrapped in seaweed and rice plus avocado, kaiware, grilled oyster mushrooms and yamagobo to resemble a roll of sushi, makizushi. Instead of being cut into six or eight pieces, it’s only cut in half to resemble two halves of a burrito. The serving is pretty significant. Served on the side is a creamy cilantro sauce. It may seem odd to dip your makirrito in sauce but it provides that extra moisture it needed to create an ideal bite. If you’re curious to know what a Japanese burrito would taste like or even resemble, this blue food truck has just the thing for you plus a few other things too!

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EURASIA WWW.EURASIASUSHI.COM 1330 WIRT RD. | 832.203.8815

PIZARO’S WWW.PIZAROSPIZZA.COM 14028 MEMORIAL DR. | 281.589.7277

CUISINE FUSION SUSHI

CUISINE PIZZA NAPOLETANA

CHEF GEORGE LIAO

CHEF BILL HUTCHINSON

I’m reluctant to share this one but for the sake of their good fortune, I will. Located just outside the loop is where you’ll find this gem. Not only is the food great and well priced but also the staff is amazingly nice. We stopped in for lunch one afternoon and had an insane amount of food for under $40! YOU NEVER GET ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Here you get more than you bargained for. Expecting not to get enough, we over ordered. We ordered two lunch specials that alone would’ve sufficed. The Maki Combo includes miso soup and a house salad and then you get to choose either three rolls, two rolls or any roll plus 3 nigiri. Your roll choices vary from the classic California roll to the dressed up Shrimp Crunch roll. We went with the Shrimp Crunch and the Tiger Eye. The Shrimp Crunch has shrimp tempura, avocado, topped with crunchy flakes and drizzled with eel sauce. The Tiger Eye has smoked salmon, cream cheese, jalapeno wrapped with soy paper. This is where I could’ve stopped eating sufficiently full. But no, we also ordered lunch special The Seoul Hwe Dup Bap. It resembles a salad topped with fresh assorted sashimi pieces that have been diced into cubes and julienned lettuce, carrots and purple cabbage over steamed rice with a sweet and hot pepper paste sauce. And it’s BIG. We loved the combo of rice with lettuce plus sashimi. The added greens are a perk not usually seen unless you order a salad. The spicy sauce hits more in the throat then in your mouth. It’s a smoky, deep spice. Without knowing the size of this salad, we also ordered the specialty roll Let’s Do. Inside you’ll find spicy tuna, cucumber, jalapeno, crunch and on the outside salmon and avocado. It’s a more dressed-up roll but the flavors and freshness are wonderfully classic. If sushi is your thing but you never feel like you get your money’s worth, check out EurAsia. The quality, plus the service and price, can’t be beat.

Tucked into a shopping center off Kirkwood and Memorial, PIZZA NAPOLETANA IS DONE IN A REAL CUSTOM-MADE ITALIAN WOOD-FIRED OVEN AT 900 DEGREES, COOKED TO PERFECTION IN A MERE 90 SECONDS. This is the method straight from Naples. They use housemade mozzarella; their San Marzano tomato sauce is made daily; the dough is made daily using a type 00 Italian flour that is a whole wheat, low gluten silky flour that makes for a “soft, flavorful, fragrant crust.” Each pizza is hand-stretched and cooked in the oven to produce a pizza with a soft outer crust with a touch of crunch, a center that is soft or wet, 12” in diameter and uniquely shaped. Their menu is pretty streamlined: salads, flatbreads and pizzas. There is no build-your-own option. Nor is there delivery or call-in ordering. The answer is simple – their cooking method doesn’t allow for either. Pizza cooks in 90 seconds and should be consumed on the spot. They are 100% correct with that rule. If you are a Caprese fan, their version is spot-on. But you have to order the Bufula mozzarella version. The cheese is soft, silky, the tomato slices thick, the basil bright and divine with the balsamic reduction. Served chilled, it’s absolutely refreshing. The Caesar is also simply assembled with romaine lettuce, croutons and parmesan cheese and tossed in a tangy Caesar dressing. It’s crisp and crunchy. We tried the traditional Margherita pizza and the specialty Polpette. The Margherita has a tomato sauce, mozzarella (in the future I might add that Bufula too) and basil. It’s a classic that is wonderfully executed according to those Naples standards. The Polpette with tomato sauce, meatballs, ricotta and mozzarella lets you taste their meatballs with the added creaminess of ricotta. Don’t pass up house favorite, the Patata e Funghi aka Potato and Mushroom. Your pie is dressed in truffle oil, Yukon gold potato, oven-roasted mushrooms, mozzarella, rosemary and garlic. Looking for something less savory, their arugula with olive oil, garlic, arugula, parmesan and mozzarella is the one for you. Still flavorful but topped with spicy, bright greens. We hear they have plans to expand inside the loop in 2013! Lucky for us!


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EVENTS / PHOTO CREDIT

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Compiled by Pixie Ibañez

CHAN LUU POP-UP SHOP Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com FRESH ARTS’ 7TH ANNUAL WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET Photography by David Nguyen and Jonathan Jindra

63RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE Photography by Ray Redding TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Photography by Texas Renaissance Festival HTX BIKE FEST Photography by Barrio Dogs, Steve Pedigo, A.J Martus and Hannah Peld

EVENT CHAN LUU POP-UP SHOP WHY KICK-OFF PARTY WHERE J.SILVER JEWELRY WHEN DECEMBER 5

Señor J. Silver

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J. Silver kicked off the holiday season with a Chan Luu pop-up shop featuring Luu’s still hot wrap bracelets. The super-cute small shop in Rice Village was packed with a bevy of shoppers snapping up the covetable goods. The back of J. Silver was transformed into a Chan Luu candyland making it almost impossible for guests to walk out empty handed. J. Silver and Chan Luu’s national sales rep Terry Farley beautifully displayed her diamond and new entry-level collections.


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Fresh Arts’ 7th annual Winter Holiday Art Market was the perfect blend of curated art festival and fabulous holiday party. Over 60 Houston artists and over 3,000 Houstonians came together for a three-day, alternative winter wonderland of painting, photography, jewelry, luxe hand-made soaps and lotions, clothing and, of course, tons of shopping! WHAM weekend kicked off with a bang on Friday night at the official Preview Party with first dibs on the art, a free-flowing open bar and a raucous start to the holiday season. In the IKEA lounge, delectable sweet and savory treats were served from some of Houston’s favorite foodie havens. Cocktails flowed into the night, while CHNNLZ, DJ Dave Wrangler and video artist Bryan Lozano kept the crowd captivated. 

the holiday spirit is in the air

EVENT FRESH ARTS’ 7TH ANNUAL WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET WHY TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS WHERE WINTER STREET STUDIOS WHEN NOVEMBER 16-18

CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM Hundreds of thousands of eager folk, from across the state, flooded the streets of Downtown Houston for the 63rd Annual Holiday Parade presented by H-E-B. The parade began its march on Crawford and Walker, giving parade goers exactly one hour to get lost in a magical morning which featured seven magnificent floats, five humongous helium balloons, over 5,000 marching band participants, musicians, cheerleaders, clowns and holiday characters. Perfect holiday kick-off!

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The nation’s largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind wrapped up the annual season with many highlights, including record-breaking attendance for both the Festival and 8th Annual School Days. More than 606,694 attended this year! Each weekend, the Texas Renaissance Festival welcomed patrons to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th century, including the new 100-acre expansion of the Fields of New Market Campground, the renovation of The Globe Theater, the addition of the Hacienda San Jorge and a sit-down Latin cuisine restaurant. The festival was better than ever!

EVENT TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL WHY 38TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION WHERE FESTIVAL GROUNDS NORTHWEST OF HOUSTON WHEN OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT HTX BIKE FEST WHY BICYCLE EXTRAVAGANZA AND SWAP MEET WHERE PHUL COURT VENUE WHEN NOVEMBER 10 The cycling culture is exploding in Houston and it showed during the first HTX Bike Fest. Cyclists of all kinds attended the event along with local bike and lifestyle shops/vendors from around the city. The all-day festival and celebration featured road bikers, fixed gear riders and BMX stunt riders gathering and playing together all day. There was great music from local DJs and delish food from a couple of Houston’s most popular food trucks. The Bike Fest teamed up with Barrio Dogs, a local dog charity, and provided a donation to this great cause through entry fees and dog food donations. During the event several dogs were paired with new foster homes and the charity made a lot of new friends who could become future dog owners.

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RUN! It’s the Marathon. By Nadia Michel

CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON RACE DAY IS JANUARY 13. WE ASKED VICKY ODDI, HOUSTON MARATHON COMMITTEE’S COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, FOR SOME INSIDER TIPS.

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How long does it take to run the marathon? The winner of the men’s race will usually finish in around 2:06 and the winner of the women’s race will finish around 2:25. The time limit for the marathon is six hours. FYI George W. Bush ran in the Houston Marathon at age 46 in 1993, finishing with the time of 3 hours, 44 minutes, 52 seconds!

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What kind of training is required to be able to run a marathon? A good training plan for beginners involves at least 3-4 training runs per week (18-36 miles/wk.). Long runs should start at 8 miles and peak at 20 miles. Speed work and cross training are also a good idea. 002TIP Don’t just run! Cross train at least two days a week with low-impact workouts. This will improve your overall fitness level and give your bones and joints a rest from all the miles. Consider swimming, cycling, yoga and Pilates.

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How long do you need to train? There’s no hard-and-fast rule, but 16 weeks is pretty standard. 002TIP Want to win? Experts recommend running at 70 percent of your maximum speed with your arms bent at a 90-degree angle, driving them back and forth to a full range of motion.

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What prizes are up for grabs? 1st place in the men and women’s marathon will each receive $40,000. FYI Participation in the elite division of the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon is by invitation only.

What should one wear to run a marathon? A runner should wear what they are comfortable in. Many choose shorts and a shirt/singlet in a moisture-wicking fabric. 002TIP Prevent chafing with Vaseline, BodyGlide or something similar in key locations, including your armpits, nipples and inner thighs.

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What shoes are best? Running sneakers. 002TIP Whether you decide to go with the barefoot trend or a more classic pair of sneakers, make sure they fit your foot perfectly. Get fitted at a pro running store. Double layered socks are also must-have professional runners item. They really help prevent blisters.

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What should one eat before? Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a banana and maybe some type of energy bar the morning of is a good choice. This should be tested out beforehand, before a long run, so you know if the food will agree with your stomach on race day. 002TIP Protect your bones by upping your calcium intake during training, Bone density problems often occur in distance athletes because of the low body fat and excessive strain placed on your body with a vigorous training schedule. Take a calcium supplement to help your body maintain bone and joint health. How many people will run this year? How many onlookers are you expecting? 25,000 people between the marathon and the half marathon have registered for 2013. We expect about 200,000 spectators. FYI The first marathon, run on December 30, 1972, featured 113 runners and a crowd of approximately 200 people.

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Where is the best place to stand and watch? The start and finish area by the George R. Brown Convention Center is a great spot to watch from. FYI The marathon and half marathon wheelchair start is at 6:45am. The remaining marathon and half marathon participants will start at 7am.

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What are your top five tips? Finding the right shoe is key. You don’t want blisters on race day. Gradually increase your mileage during training. Prevent chafing. Take it one mile at a time. Have fun!

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Downtown............................................1 Holocaust Museum..............................2 Galleria...............................................3 Uptown Park.......................................4 River Oaks Park..................................5 Rice Village.........................................6 Highland Village.................................7 Memorial City......................................8 Town & Country Village.......................9 CityCentre..........................................10 Sam Houston Race Park.....................11 Katy Mills..........................................12 Sugar Land........................................13 Zoo ..................................................14 Museum District.................................15 George Bush Intl. Airport...................16 Hobby Airport....................................17 Space Center Houston........................18 Kemah...............................................19 Miller Outdoor Theatre......................20 Contemporary Arts Museum...............21 Houston Museum of Fine Arts............22 Children’s Museum............................23 Houston Museum of Natural Science........24 Houston Arboretum...........................25 Houston Theater District....................26 The Woodlands..................................27


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CHENGDU Spicy Sichuan cuisine, historic tea houses, ancient opera, elegant brocade work and giant pandas – many of the classic elements associated with China are found in Chengdu. Boasting a relaxed vibe, subtropical climate and charming riverside setting, the Sichuan province capital is a popular getaway spot for Chinese travelers, who like that it is more laid-back than the other major cities (though there are still over 7 million residents in the urban center!). THE ICONS: Located near one of the last wild refuges of giant pandas, Chengdu is home to several of the world’s leading panda nature reserves and research facilities, which are working to bring back the panda population from near extinction. At the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, just six miles out of downtown, you can stroll through the lush park and watch both giant and red pandas as they laze about in areas designed to mimic their natural habitat. For an additional fee, a very limited number of visitors a day are allowed to interact with a baby panda in the back of a research center; the Shangri-La can help book this special experience. Sichuan is also renowned for its Face Changing Opera, an ancient theatrical art during which actors use quick movements and sleight-of-hand mask changes to express the characters’ emotions. Book a seat at places like the Sichuan Opera House or Shu Feng Ya Yun to experience the colorful, highly dramatic performances. MODERN MUSTS: Chengdu has a couple areas where you can get a feel for times gone by – with a contemporary twist. In pedestrian-only Jinli Street, once famous for its baldachin (ornate cloth) makers, Qing dynasty-style structures contain shops selling embroidery, lacquer, shadow puppets and handicrafts, along with rows of flavorful street food stalls. In the Wide and Narrow Alleys, a series of ancient Ming- and Qing-era houses (1300s to early-1900s) now feature trendy restaurants, chic shops and traditional teahouses where you can watch waiters do “kung fu” tea-pouring routines. You also might spy the odd photo shoot or tai chi session taking place among the stone walls. WHERE TO STAY: SET OVERLOOKING THE RIVER, AND A SHORT WALK FROM THE LIVELY WATERSIDE PUB STREET, SHANGRI-LA CHENGDU FEATURES BOTH MODERN CREATURE COMFORTS AND PLENTY OF NODS TO THE CITY’S ANCIENT TRADITIONS, INCLUDING A CHI SPA USING LOCAL HEALING TECHNIQUES (TRY THE REJUVENATING SICHUAN CRYSTAL HERB THERAPY, DONE WITH TRADITIONAL HERBS AND STONES), AND THE LIVELY CAFE Z OPEN-PLAN RESTAURANT, WHICH HONORS THE CITY’S MULTICULTURAL SPICE TRADE PAST.

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restaurant listings

houston | sugar land | the woodlands

american 024 GRILLE 945 Gessner Road. 832.358.0600 *17 | inside Hotel Alden 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.aldenhotels.com

DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 www.eddiev.com FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 832.667.7800 www.houseofblues.com

HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com

51fifteen hearsay 51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com AMERICAS www.cordua.com •21 Waterway Ave. 281.367.1492 •2040 West Gray. 832.200.4782

ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 www.cordua.com

BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations

BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.827.3545 BLACK FINN AMERICAN GRILL 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218

CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848

CINQ | at La Colombe d’Or 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750 www.lacolombedor.com CROSSROADS | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com 62. january 13 | www.002mag.com

THE CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857

CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993

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

TRINITI www.trinitirestaurants.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090

WHICH WICH [dt tunnel] •Pennzoil Place. 713.222.2999 •El Paso Energy Place. 713.658.9161 www.whichwich.com

ra sushi RED PIER [asian fusion] 2701 Milam St. 713.807.7726 www.theredpier.com

STRAITS [singaporean] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. 713.365.9922 www.straitsrestaurants.com SUSHI RAKU www.sushi-raku.com 3201 Louisiana. 713.526.8885 UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808

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

LINE & LARIAT| Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com

MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.621.7100 ext.2166 www.neimanmarcus.com MCCORMICK AND SCHMICK’S 3 Houston locations www.mccormickandschmicks.com

NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181

OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1310 Nance St. 832.830.8592 QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700

RDG | Bar Annie 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 www.rdgbarannie.com

RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3915 San Felipe. 713.599.1960

RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com •2311 West Alabama. 713.533.0777 •CityCentre 713.464.5557 SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com

AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com BLUE FISH SUSHI 550 Texas. 713.225.3474 www.thebluefishsushi.com

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

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

KATSUYA [sushi] www.sbe.com/katsuya 2800 Kirby. 713.590.2800 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 [vietnamese] 801 Congress St. 713.547.0444 www.lesgivrals.com

MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300 NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations

NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com RA SUSHI •3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 •12860 Queensbury Ln. #234, CityCentre 713.331.2792 www.rasushi.com

CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcake.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283 DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319

EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.5282 www.fuelhealthbar.com HARRY'S RESTAURANT 318 Tuam www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com

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

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

uptown sushi UPTOWN SUSHI 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200 www.uptown-sushi.com ZAKE www.zakehouston.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888

ZUSHI www.zushihouston.com 5900 Memorial Dr., #102. 713.861.5588

bar-b-que BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com GOODE COMPANY TX BARBECUE 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 www.goodecompany.com

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

ARAYA artisan chocolate •2013 W. Gray St. 832.967.7960 •1575 W.Grand Parkway S. 281.395.1050 www.arayachocolate.com AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER •2417 Westheimer. 713.527.8900 •12810 Southwest Frwy. 281.240.0213 www.avalondiner.com

BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042

INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations www.islandgrillhouston.com KRAFTSMEN BAKING 4100 Montrose, #C. 713.524.3737 www.kraftsmenbaking.com MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 www.michaelscookiejar.com MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com

RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226 SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com SPRINKLES CUPCAKES 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929 www.sprinkles.com SUGAR BABY’S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com

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

THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com

THE POPCORN BAR www.popcornbar.com 3829 Southwest Freeway. 713.520.7007 OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com TINY BOXWOOD’S •3614 W. Alabama St. 713.622.4224 •3636 Rice Blvd. 713.664.0141 www.tinyboxwoods.com

cajun+creole+southern L.A. BAR www.ragin-cajun.com 4302 A Richmond Ave. 713.335.2227 THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 2712 Blodgett St. 713.521.2920 www.thisisithouston.com

TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations ZYDECO LOUISIANA DINER 1119 Pease. 713.759.2001 www.zydecolouisianadiner.com

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

BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net CHARIVARI [european] 2521 Bagby. 713.271.7231 www.charivarirest.com

FEAST [european] www.feasthouston.com 219 Westheimer. 713.529.7788 GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com

LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 PHILIPPE REST+LOUNGE [french] BLVD. Place. 713.439.1000 www.philippehouston.com

AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888

THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com PORTUGALLIA [portuguese] 12126 Westheimer. 281.497.8012 www.portugallia.com

indian ASHIANA www.ashiana.cc 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.narinsbombaybrasserie.com

PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby @ West Ave. 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 BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.brioitalian.com

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

PIATTO RISTORANTE 2 houston locations www.piattoristorante.com RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1004 www.granducahouston.com SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com A Warehouse Full of Food, Friends, Families and Fun! Great Kids Menu! Large and Small Groups Welcomed. Open 7 Days A Week. Deliveries and Catering Available. TONY MANDOLA’S 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3473 www.tonymandolas.com

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

latin 1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 1101 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.621.1252 www.1252tapasbar.com

ARGENTINA CAFE www.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877

BERRYHILL [texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.houstonsorella-citycentre.com BULLRITOS www.bullritos.com 5 Houston locations

CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com COSTA BRAVA [spanish] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com

CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations www.cycloneanaya.com DECCO CAFE www.deccocafe.com 5120 Woodway Dr. 713.963.8273 EL GRAN MALO [mex] 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405 www.elgranmalo.com

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restaurant listings EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306 EL PATIO [mex] www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410

EL REY [cuban-mex] 4 Houston locations www.elreytaqueria.com EL TACO TOTE www.tacotote.com 6154 Westheimer. 713.706.3233 EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] •3130 Richmond. 713.807.1600 •1308 Montrose. 713.807.8996 www.eltiempocantina.com

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

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

RADICAL EATS [vegetarian mexican] 3903 Fulton St. 281.222.7647 www.radicaleats.com

RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 3704 Main. 713.807.8226 THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com

FREEB!RDS WORLD BURRITO 17 Houston locations Catering 888.392.2287 www.freebirds.com

TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654 TINTOS [spanish] 2015 West Gray. 713.522.1330 www.tintosrestaurant.com

TORCHY’S TACOS www.torchystacos.com 2411 S. Shepherd. 713.595.8226

mediterranean+greek gloria’s GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710 GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com

CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969 MEDITERRANEAN TREATS mediterranieantreats@gmail.com www.etsy.com/shop/mediterraneantreats

IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations LAS VENTANAS [mex] 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 www.lasventanas.net

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

LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 www.luciosbyob.com MAJORCA [spanish] 207 Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com

niko niko’s NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square.713.224.4976 PHOENICIA DELI [lebanese] 2 Houston Locations www.phoeniciafoods.com

pizza ALTO PIZZERIA www.avaalto.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.386.6460 BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 914 Main St. 713.654.4444 www.bombaypizzaco.com

maria selma

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

FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656 PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com 4 houston locations

PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222 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 PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352 www.pappasbros.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 6213 Richmond Ave. 713.789.2333 www.ruthschris.com

SHULA’S STEAKHOUSE Hyatt Hotel 1200 Louisiana St. 713.375.4777 www.donshulas.com SPENCER’S STEAKS + CHOPS 1600 Lamar. 713.577.8325 www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com

SUGAR LAND BENIHANA www.benihana.com 2579 N. Town Center Blvd. 281.565.8888 BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Fwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com

BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324 BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 636 Hwy. 6, #100. 281.242.1131 www.bombaypizzaco.com BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com CAFE INDIA 2319 Williams Trace Blvd. 281.565.5881 GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.patsygrimaldis.com JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121

NAPA GRILLE URBAN WINE BAR 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.277.2599 www.napagrille.net

GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 6 Pines Drive. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com

PERRY’S GRILLwww.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727

GROTTO www.grottohouston.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.4252

PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com

GURI DO SUL STEAKHOUSE 1400 Research Forest Dr. 281.907.4146 www.guridosul.com

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

RED OAK GRILL www.redoak-grill.com 203 Century Square Blvd. 281.491.2890

RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 15903 City Walk. 281.565.1175 THE BURNING PEAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com

WASABI [sushi] 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.242.3899 WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com

THE WOODLANDS 1252 TAPAS BAR 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.1260 www.1252tapasbar.com

AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492

BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061 BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993 CAFÉ EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.2556. CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com

HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 4526 Research Forest Dr. 281.203.5650 www.hubbellandhudson.com

KITA [japanese] www.kitawoodlands.com 24 Waterway Ave. 281.298.1888 LA TRATTORIA TUSCANO 4233 Research Forest Dr. 281.419.2252 www.latrattoriatuscano.com LUCA & LEONARDO [italian] 20 Waterway Ave. 832.510.2110 www.lucaleonardo.com

MASA’S SUSHI 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688 www.sushimasahouston.com SAKEKAWA [japanese] 6777 Woodlands Parkway. 281.419.5988 www.sakekawa.com SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net SWEET BELLA ITALIAN KITCHEN 202 Sawdust Road. 832.585.0066 www.sweetbellaitalian.com THE MELTING POT 19075 Interstate 45. 936.271.7416 www.themeltingpot.com TOMMY BAHAMA 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.292.6878 www.tommybahama.com

COAL BURGER www.coalburger.com 20 Waterway Ave. 281.292.6385 CRU - A WINE BAR www.cruawinebar.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.465.9463

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT 10700 Kuykendahl Road. 281.298.8422 www.dickeysbarbecuerestaurants.com

DIMASSI’S www.dimassisbuffet.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200

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Bea Here Now

Happy 2013!

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UCKILY FOR US, THE MAYANS GOT SOMETHING WRONG. PHEW! I HAVE LOTS TO DO BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS. ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS TO TRAVEL SAID WORLD! LIKE I SAID IN DECEMBER, I PLAN ON CARRYING HOLIDAY-LIKE CHEER THROUGH THE YEAR EVERY DAY. THE EXCITEMENT OF A NEW BEGINNING EVERY DAY. A TASK THAT IS NOT EASY, GIVEN THAT I’M HUMAN AND IT’S EASY TO DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE AND MY BIGGEST FLAW…WORRY. IT TAKES MORE ENERGY TO WORRY THAN IT DOES TO JUST SMILE AND FOCUS ON THE PRESENT. AND LIKE THEY SAY, WORRYING REALLY DOES GET YOU NOWHERE. THIS IS WHAT I’M WORKING ON CHANGING THIS NEW YEAR. SO I’LL THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND AS I INDULGE IN SOME FAVORITES AND REACQUAINT MYSELF WITH SOME CLASSICS. A GREAT NEW BEGINNING TO YOU!

A LITTLE PIECE OF PARIS EPICURE CAFÉ 2005 West Gray | 713.520.6174 www.epicure-café.com This café is perfect for those days when you just want a meal that tastes like momma made it and is good for you too. I’m a creature of habit so I stick to their quiche with a side of Caesar salad to enjoy together or their avocado feta sandwich on a croissant. It’s fresh, it’s basic, it’s like what I would expect from home, with just lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. But it’s like Mom says: It always tastes better when someone else prepares it.

BURGER MEET SALAD BRC GASTROPUB 519 Shepherd Dr. | 713.861.2233 www.brcgastropub.com

We are HUGE fans of their burger. When they started to offer it Paleo style again we were in awe. Could they do no wrong?! If you are unfamiliar with Paleo style, it’s like In-N-Out Burger®’s Protein style, wrapped in delicious crispy iceberg lettuce instead of buns. You get the wonderful flavor of the burger minus the buns. And then there is the Burger bowl. A chunk of iceberg lettuce is topped with ranch dressing, with all the elements that are in said burger (tomato, avocado, chunks of cheese-covered patty, bacon, bun) and then covered in French fries which are then topped with queso and jalapenos! ARE THEY CRAZY?! No! It is CRAZY awesome. I might crave it more than the burger.

holiday tradition, Zoo Lights, make sure to catch it next year. It is a spectacle that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

A BEAUTIFUL LIFE DOLCE VITA Italian Pizzeria and Enoteca 500 Westheimer Rd. | 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com

CITY TREASURE HOUSTON ZOO 6200 Hermann Park Drive | 713.533.6500 www.houston.zoo.org I’ve been a fan of our Houston Zoo since the days of free admission. And today, our zoo is better than ever! Throughout the day they have scheduled talks or feedings you can catch or you can even feed the giraffes! Mind you it comes at a small fee. But can you put a price on happiness?! If you missed out on the new

Back and better than ever! We had missed our beloved Dolce Vita during their days of remodeling due to a fire but they are back serving up pies for all. A delicious dinner with some beautiful company was just what we needed to rekindle the magic. All-time favorites include their shaved Brussels sprouts with pecorino. Who says Brussels sprouts are only for special occasions! Their escarole and pecorino salad is a clean, simple salad that we also like to top our Margherita pizza with. So good! The Margherita comes with tomato, basil and bufala mozzerella. With some greens atop, it’s a crisp combo. Prepared simply with butter, cheese and pepper, their spaghetti cacio e pepe is another classic prepared just right!

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business ALVAGRAPHICS 1102 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.1211 www.alvagraphics.com AMERICAN TITLE-HEIGHTS 5225 Katy Frwy. 713.864.5335 www.americantitleheights.com BEDROCK CITY 4602 Washington. 713.862.0100 www.bedrockcity.com C&D HARDWARE 314 E. 11 St. 713.861.3551 www.canddhardware.com CAMERA CO-OP 801 Durham Dr. 713.522.7837 www.cameracoophouston.com CENTRAL BANK 1550 W. 18th St. 832.485.2354 COASTAL FUMIGATORS 1119 W. 34th St. 713.863.7378 www.coastalfumigators.com DAVID, ETC. A SALON 706 E. 11th St. www.davidetc.com

INEX 742 E. 20th St. 713.862.1707 INTEGRITY BANK 4040 Washington. 713.335.8700 www.ibanktx.com I SOLD IT HOUSTON 4720 Washington. 713.426.4266 www.isoldithouston.com

SSQQ DANCE STUDIO 1431 W. 20th. 713.869.0777 www.ssqqdance.com THE AMISH CRAFTSMAN 5555 Washington. 713.862.3444 www.amishcraftsmanfurniture.com THE RESERVE SUPPLY CO. 2205 Washington. 713.750.9582 www.reservesupplycompany.com

BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com

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

CANDELARI’S 6002 Washington. 832.200.1474 www.candelaris.com

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

CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com

DAN ELECTRO’S 1031 E. 24th St. 713.862.8707 www.danelectrosguitarbar.com

CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com

DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com

CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623

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

JAMES CRAIG FURNISHINGS 4500 Washington. 713.741.2266 www.jamescraigfurnishings.com

WABASH ANTIQUE 5701 Washington. 713.863.8322 www.wabashfeed.com

BERRYHILL BAJA GRILL 702 E. 11th St. 713.225.2252 www.berryhillbajagrill.com

JOSHUA’S NATIVE PLANTS 502 W. 18th St. 713.862.7444

WEST END BICYCLES 5427 Blossom St. 713.861.2271

KATIE & CO. 4500 Washington. 713.802.1345 www.katie-co.com

WEST END CLEANERS 4918 Washington. 713.864.2365 www.westendcleaners.com

BIG STAR 1005 W. 19th. 281.501.9560 www.bigstarbar.com

CHATTER’S CAFÉ & BISTRO 140 S. Heights Blvd. 713.581.8486 www.chatterscafe.com

BLOCK 7 WINE COMPANY 720 Shepherd Dr. 713.572.2565 www.block7wineco.com

CHICAGO’S PIZZA 1777 Airline Dr. 713.862.2828 www.chicagospizzaheights.com

BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740

CHILOSO’S TACO HOUSE 701 E. 20th St. 713.868.2273

KEEP IT CLEAN CARWASH 3700 Washington. 713.426.3877 www.keepitcleancarwash.com KITCHEN & BATH WIZARD 2102 W. 34th St. 713.956.9595

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LA CAMELLA BOUTIQUE 3122 White Oak Dr. Suite C. 713.808.9377

GEN’S ANTIQUES 540 W. 19th St. 713.868.2368

RJ’S BOOT COMPANY 3321 Ella Blvd. 713.682.1650

360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com

HOUSTON PIANO 1600 W. 13th St. 281.727.0395

ROCKEFELLER HALL 3620 Washington. 713.869.3344 www.RockefellerHall.com

ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com

SIGN A RAMA HOUSTON 519 Durham Dr. 713.864.9211 www.sarhouston.com

ANDY’S 1115 E. 11th St. 713.861.9423

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BB’S CAFÉ 2701 White Oak Dr. 713.868.800 www.bbscafe.com

BUFFALO WILD WINGS 3939 Washington. 832.356.2980 www.buffalowildwings.com

BERRIPOP FROZEN YOGURT 3939 Washington. 713.861.7171 www.berripop.com

DAVIS HARDWARE 1028 Studewood. 713.864.4574 www.davishardware.com

HYDROSHACK 1138 W. 20th St. 713.292.1921 www.hydroshack.com

ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400

URBAN CLEANERS 9200 Studemont. 713.880.9910

IVISION 920 Studemont. 713.862.0500 www.ivisionhouston.com

360 SPORTS LOUNGE

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COMING SOON TO A STREET NEAR YOU AKA WASHINGTON AVENUE, PARKING METERS. • SPARROW AND THE NEST IS OPEN AT 1020 STUDEWOOD. THEY CARRY JEWELRY, SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, SOAPS, MONSTER DISHTOWELS AND MINI-CREATURE GARDENS. PIQUED YOUR INTEREST? STOP IN TO SEE WHAT THE BUZZ IS ABOUT. WWW.SPARROWANDTHENEST.COM • ALSO NOW OPEN IS CRISP AT 2220 BEVIS. TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE SERVING UP, VISIT WWW.CRISPHOUSTON.COM. • PREMIUM DRAUGHT AT 733 STUDEWOOD IS YOUR NEW SPOT CRAFT BEER FOR CARRY-OUT. • JUST OFF WASHINGTON AT SHEPHERD YOU’LL FIND THE NEWLY REVAMPED WOODROW’S HEIGHTS. DROP IN AND CHECK OUT THE NEW DIGS AT 1200 DURHAM DRIVE. • HONORABLE MENTION: SO IT’S NOT ON WASHINGTON OR IN THE HEIGHTS BUT IT DESERVES MENTION. THE ORIGINAL OKRA (ORGANIZED KOLLABORATION ON RESTAURANT AFFAIRS) CHARITY SALOON IS SAID TO BE OPEN OFF 924 CONGRESS ST. THIS BEAUTIFUL COLLABORATIVE EFFORT FROM SOME OF THE INDUSTRY’S MOST NOTABLE DESERVES A VISIT. • HEIGHTS’ ESTABLISHED LIBERTY KITCHEN WILL BE OPENING A SECOND LOCATION AT 4224 SAN FELIPE THIS YEAR. CONGRATULATIONS!

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BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com BRANCH WATER TAVERN 510 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.7777 www.branchwatertavern.com BRC 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 www.brcgastropub.com BRIXX BAR 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811 www.brixxhouston.com

COLLINA’S ITALIAN CAFÉ 502 W. 19th St. 713.869.0492 www.collinas.com CONVIVIO [spanish] 700 S. Durham. 832.360.1750 www.conviviohouston.com COPPA 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260 www.copparistorante.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S 1710 Durham Dr. 713.862.3209 www.cycloneanaya.com

DRAGON BOWL ASIAN BISTRO 1221 W. 11th St. 713.426.2750 www.dragonbowlbistro.com DRY CREEK CAFÉ 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313 www.drycreekcafe.com EI8TH 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467 EL REY TAQUERIA 910 Shepherd Dr. 713.802.9145 www.elreytaqueria.com EL TIEMPO CANTINA 5602 Washington. 713.681.3645 www.eltiempocantina.com FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com FIVE GUYS 3939 Washington. 713.426.5558 www.fiveguys.com

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GABBY’S 3101 N. Shepherd. 713.864.5049 GLASS WALL 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930 www.glasswalltherestaurant.com HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 281.501.2028 www.hugheshangar.com JAVA JAVA CAFÉ 911 W. 11th St. 713.880.5282 JAX GRILL 1613 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.5529 www.jaxgrillhouston.com JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 602 E. 20th St. 713.862.3344 www.noodlesrule.com KRAFTSMEN CAFE 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300 www.kraftsmencafe.com KRIS BISTRO & LOUNGE 7070 Allensby. 713.358.5079 www.krisbistro.com KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com LAURENZO’S 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111 www.laurenzos.net

PANDORA 1815 Washington. 832.296.6220 KUNG FU SALOON

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

LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 www.lesgivrals.com LIBERTY STATION 2101 Washington. 713.640.5220 www.libertystationbar.com LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.862.4670 LUPE TORTILLA 1511 Shepherd. 713.231.9040 www.lupetortilla.com MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com MARDI GRAS GRILL 1200 Durham. 713.864.5600 www.mardigrasgrill.net MAX’S WINE DIVE 4720 Washington. 713.880.8737 www.maxwinedive.com MENCHIE’S FROZEN YOGURT 512 W. 19th St. 713.861.9600 www.menchies.com ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com

PATRENELLA’S 813 Jackson Hill St. 713.863.8223 www.patrenellas.net PIE IN THE SKY 632 W. 19th St. 936.760.3301 www.pieintheskypieco.com PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com POLOVINA 4500 Washington. 713.861.1042 www.polovinaitaliancafe.com PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com REVIVAL MARKET 550 Heights Blvd. 713.880.8463 www.revivalmarket.com ROOSEVELT 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 www.rooseveltbar.com SALT BAR 4218 Washington. 713.868.1109 www.saltbarhouston.com SAM’S CAFÉ 920 Studemont. 713.861.1109 www.samscafehouston.com

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SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com

W GRILL 4825 Washington. 713.861.9933 www.wgrilltogo.com

STAR PIZZA II 77 Harvard St. 713.869.1241 www.starpizza.net TACOS A GO GO 2912 White Oak. 713.864.8226 www.tacosagogo.com TAMPICO 2115 Airline Dr. 713.862.8425 TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.864.0650 www.tapshouseofbeer.com TEOTIHUACAN MEXICAN CAFÉ 1511 Airline Dr. 713.426.4420 www.teothihuacanmexicancafe.com

TEXADELPHIA

TEXADELPHIA 920 Studemont. 713.861.7826 www.texadelphia.com

THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300

GREENWOOD KING 1801 Heights Blvd. 713.864.0888 www.greenwoodking.com

CURVES COMPLETE 625 W. 19th St. 713.861.9602 www.curvesinformation.com

WOODROW'S HEIGHTS 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.woodrowsheights.com

DESIGN DENTAL GROUP 4500 Washington. 713.869.0334 www.Design-DentalGroup.com

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SOMEBURGER HAMBURGER 745 E. 11th St. 713.862.0019

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WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com

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

health+beauty ANYTIME FITNESS 1102 Yale St. 713.869.3222 BAYOU CITY CROSSFIT 3622 Golf Dr. 713.230.8299 BAYOU CITY SMILES 4000 Washington #201. 713.518.1411 www.BayouCitySmiles.com BLISS DAY SPA 701 Shepherd Dr. #100. 713.864.8787 www.blissdayspa.biz BLUE TREE YOGA “Infrared Heated Studio” 1824 Spring St. 713.839.9642 www.bluetreeyoga.com

BLUE TREE YOGA

SOMA 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726 www.somasushi.com

ZUMBA FITNESS 502 E. 20th St. 832.667.8003

THE LOT 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 www.thelothouston.net

BRISTLES 701 Shepherd Dr., #102. 281.809.6890 www.bristlesdental.com

TIPPY’S SOUL FOOD 4400 Yale St. 713.694.2500

COSA BELLA SALON & DAY SPA 1543 Yale. 713.869.1441

MEMORIAL BY WINDSOR 3131 Memorial Ct. 713.864.7602 www.windsorcommunities.com

DESSANGE PARIS SALON 5535 Memorial Dr. 713.457.8800 www.dessangetexas.com DJ’S BETTER BODY Personal Fitness 2500 E. TC Jester. 713.409.6254 EGMA’S SALON 4620 A Washington. 713.880.8319 IMPERIUM CROSSFIT 1608 22nd St. 713.591.6966 JOY YOGA CENTER 4500 Washington #900. 713.868.9642 www.joyyogacenter.com

ROSE TEAM REALTY 4720 Washington #B-1. 713.880.8444 www.intownhouston.com SABINE STREET LOFTS 150 Sabine Street. 713.221.3400 www.SabineStreetLofts.com SAWYER HEIGHTS LOFTS

VIETNAM 605 W. 19th St. 832.618.1668 www.thevietnamrestaurant.com

SAWYER HEIGHTS LOFTS 2424 Sawyer Heights St. 713.861.3737 www.sawyerheightslofts.com

LA PAZ SPA & SALON 101 W. 14th St. 713.864.2244

TEXAS REAL ESTATE & CO. 2420 Washington. 713.337.1410 www.txreco.com

MEMORIAL HEIGHTS DENTAL 920 Studemont #500. 713.869.0600 www.ddsforyou.com

URBAN LIVING 5023 Washington. 713.868.7226 www.urbanliving.com

MEMORIAL PARK VISION 5535 Memorial Dr. #1. 281.888.9256 www.memorialparkvision.com MERCER SALON 5555 Washington. 281.888.9810 www.mercersalon.com

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SHADE 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 www.shadeheights.com

WASHINGTON AVE PILATES 2203 Washington. 281.352.5791 www.wapilates.com

CROSSFIT H-TOWN 1919 Silver. 281.989.8740 www.crossfithtown.com

CROSSFIT H-TOWN

TQLA 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237 www.tqlahouston.com

SOLEA WINE BAR+CAFE

SAWYER PARK SPORTS BAR 2412 Washington. 713.398.8442 www.SawyerParkHouston.com

SATORI SALON 3616 Washington. 713.869.2444 www.satorisalons.com SAWYER DENTAL 1919 Taylor St. Suite 3A. 713.864.4414 THE DENTIST 650 Heights. 281.974.4086 www.650heights.com VAULT HOUSTON 1824 Spring St. #124. 713.880.8161 www.gyrotonichouston.com

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Elizabeth Salazar interview by Lance Scott Walker Photography by Anthony Rathbun

BANG

BANGZ

THE TRIO OF ELIZABETH SALAZAR, VIK MONTEMAYOR AND MARIO A. RODRIGUEZ, KNOWN AS BANG BANGZ, FORMED IN LATE 2011 AND HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. THIS IS BOTH A PRIMER AND AN UPDATE.

So I know that Mario plays in Tax The Wolf and Vik plays with Live Lights, but what’s your musical background? Well, I’ve always been into singing, ever since I was younger. I’m Hispanic, so my parents got me singing Mariachi music starting when I was 11 years old, and I kept that going all through high school. And I did a demo myself after high school with a band called Otenki, so it’s something that I’ve been doing, but I never really pushed it. I didn’t know how. I was out in the ’burbs, and I was just very interested in the whole music scene, and it’s been something that’s been there, but I never really acted upon it. It wasn’t until I guess I met Mario that we started talking about music and what he wanted to do, a project that he wanted to take on. I was super interested, and he knew that I sang, so he just asked me if I wanted to join in on it, and that’s how it started. And so now Bang Bangz has been together for well over a year, you’ve had a stream of releases come out and you’ve played a ton of shows, all with the same sparse guitar, drums, voice and synths lineup, inside of which you’ve expanded and contracted musically. What do you think has been the biggest change for you guys? As a band, it has to be … I think it just happens all the time. The change that we go through is all musical. All the music that we’ve been doing, it changes all the time, and it’s awesome. It’s beautiful, because we’re not so focused on one sound. We’re open to different inspirations of music, whatever, that make us sound different. And it just comes out amazing. But I think what’s changed, I guess, would be how we tackle the different shows that we have.

We had those Twin Shadow shows and Washed Out, and we would always listen to them, like before rehearsal, and to get to play those shows has been amazing. I don’t know — it’s just everything. Everything has been so great for us. You have a new EP coming out. Yes, that’s what we’re working on right now. We don’t have a name for it yet. We have at least 10 songs that we’re trying to figure out which ones will be the ones that we’re going to put out. We have a single that’s out right now called “All I Want.” That one just came out, so that one’s going to be featured on the EP as well as another song that we already have but we haven’t released it yet. And we’re pretty excited to put that out there. You record everything on your own right now, right? Yeah, yeah. Mario mixes, we get it mastered with Chris Longwood at Sugar Hill, but we record everything in-house in our studio. And so you’re going to tour in 2013? Have you guys gotten to go out of town, out of state and do some shows in the past? We haven’t gone out of Texas. We’ve done San Antonio, Austin, Beaumont and The Valley — we played in Brownsville — but we haven’t ventured out of Texas. How was Brownsville? Brownsville was fun! It was a small show, like a private party. It was a release party for one of Vik’s friends, and he had a release party for his CD, and they asked us to come play with them. So we went, and it was a lot of fun.

The response went very well. Never known anybody to play a show in Brownsville. And I think that’s what was intriguing! It’s like, “Who does that? Who goes to The Valley?” I think that’s why. It was awesome, because they didn’t expect — you know, they’re used to their own small bands in The Valley, and they’re not used to a lot of other bands coming in from different cities. So once you get the EP out, you guys will book some dates around the country? Well, what we want to do is do a West Coast tour. We’re hoping to do that in April, and by then, we’ll have everything. We’ll have our merch, we’ll have our EP already done and we’re hoping that our PR company is going to be pushing our name out. That way it will be well received on the West Coast. You gonna have the same guys do the artwork? Yeah! I think so. Mario’s brothers are geniuses at what they do, and they gave us a couple of photos to choose from for the last EP, so we still have some, so we might use those or we might just focus on the new music that we’re doing and see if they can come up with something with that. They’re very good. It’s just eccentric. The artwork is very dark and romantic. I think it’s perfect. And hey — keep it in the family. Exactly! We’re on a budget. www.bangbangz.com

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club+lounge review By Michael Cook Photography by Daniel Ortiz

CRISP 2220 bevis. | houston, tx 77008 713.360.0222 | www.ccrisphouston.com

A CALCULATED RISK

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HILE WE LOVE RISK, WE HAVE A THRESHOLD. DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND’S ON THE SLOPES? YEAH BUDDY. USING THAT FAKE ID IN COLLEGE. SURE. DITCH “THE MAN” AND OPEN A BAR? EH?? LUCKY FOR HOUSTON, WE LIVE IN A CITY FULL OF RISK TAKERS THAT ALLOW THOSE OF US WHO MIGHT BE A LITTLE AVERSE TO ENJOY THE FINER PARTS OF ADULT LIFE AT THEIR EXPENSE. THE RECENT OPENING OD CRISP WINE – BEER – EATERY FROM THE OWNERS THAT BROUGHT US PUB FICTION, SHOT BAR AND CELTIC GARDENS IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS PRIVILEGE.

Crisp is in a building we doubt anyone saw as a potential bar, not just because of the location. The corner lot where 23rd and Bevis intersect in Shady Acres now boasts a fully renovated building with generous indoor and outdoor spaces. Um. Where? Too bad Apple® maps are crap; could really use some direction. Found it and after forgoing the valet parking we used a street spot. We should note, this is a neighborhood so be nice when you park in what is probably someone’s front yard. The outside of the building has a pretty risk-free facade. Brick, stucco, windows and lights. And, a huge Crisp sign over the entryway. Inside is much larger than the outside makes it seem and it’s tastefully redone. Plenty of seating with tables of various sizes, a huge rectangular bar lined with stools and lounge-styled sections. Clearly well thought out, there is a designated area for to-go orders and a private room for events. Outback, the patio area is spacious with live oaks covering more seating, a fancy fountain and an area for enjoying outdoor games. Overall the place kind of feels like Pub Fiction’s older and more mature sibling. Unlike opening a bar, drinking a nice draft beer shouldn’t be too risky. Again, we are lucky because the owners know how to stock a bar. They also do a great job of

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informing the customers of just what type of beer they are getting into. Up to 24 diverse draft beer options are designated as “Crawlers,” “Walkers” and “Sprinters”; the “faster” you get, the more the ABV (alcohol by volume) you get as well. It’s a solid selection with options for whatever speed you are feeling during your visit. Taking it slow tonight? Crisp offers all draft beer to go via the growler. Buy one of theirs or have them fill your own! Perhaps you are more of an oenophile. Good news – Crisp has a serious wine program. They also have a huge climatecontrolled wine room. Good design choice; no reason to risk corking some of these fantastic offerings. Opus One on the menu. Wow. More the tasting type? Crisp proudly displays their Enomatic wine system which allows for tastings of some very fine wine without shelling out big money on an entire bottle. We also noticed they offer all “in house” wines to go, knocking 20% off the list price. During our visits we actually got the felling that Crisp might be more eatery vs. bar, but we also think it’s too soon to tell what Crisp really may be until after it’s been open for a while. “Stone Deck Fired Pizza,” sandwiches, pasta, salads and larger plates are all part of the impressive menu. We didn’t know what a stone deck fired pizza was, but after eating the ‘San Frans North Beach’ pizza we didn’t care. In fact we just ordered another via the online ordering system on their website – 20 minutes till pickup from the to-go area. Though gambling isn’t a favorite risk of ours, we’ll double down here by saying that, like they did when opening Pub Fiction, the owners know when to take a risk. Actually we’ll go “all-in.” Enjoyment at Crisp seems like a sure thing.


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downtown C&F DRIVE INN B 6714 N. Main. 713.861.0704 CHAPEL SPIRITS B 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com CHAR BAR B F 305 Travis. 713.222.8177

DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium L 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY B 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar ETTA’S LOUNGE L LM 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER B 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES B LM 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA B LM 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011 JET LOUNGE L LM 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com LA CARAFE W 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 LONE STAR SALOON B 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS Bl 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES L F 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE B LM 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB B 509 Main. 713.222.1033 www.mollyspubs.com

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

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

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

RICHMOND ARMS B 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com

RESERVE 101 B 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101 www.reserve101.com

ROXY C 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.0703 www.clubroxy.com

SAM BAR | inside Alden Hotel C 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.aldenhotels.com SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ B LM 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR B 534 Texas. 281.300.1568 www.sharkbartx.com SHAY MCELROY’S B 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE B+L 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP B 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537 THE DIRT B 1209 Caroline. 713.658.3988 www.dirtbar.com TOC BAR C 711 Franklin. 713.224.4862 www.tocbar.net VENUE C+L 719 Main. 713.236.8150 www.venuehouston.com

galleria+uptown BAR 12•21 @ MORTON’S L F 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 www.mortons.com BELVEDERE L 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 www.belvedereinfo.com CHAMMP’S SB F 1121 Uptown Park. 713.627.2333 www.champps.com PAPARRUCHOS B F 3055 Sage. 713.212.3178 www.paparruchos.com

THE BLACK SWAN |Omni Hotel C 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 THE TASTING ROOM W 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com

DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE

BARS + CLUBS + LOUNGES + WINE BARS

DOUBLE TROUBLE B L 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096 EPIC LOUNGE L C 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531

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

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

ESCOBAR L C 2905 Travis. 832.443.5781 www.escobarhouston.com

SAINT DANE’S BAR + GRILL B F 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com

CATBIRDS B 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 www.catbirds.com

SHOT BAR B 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000 www.shotbarhouston.com

CECIL’S B 600 W. Gray. 713.524.3691

THE MAPLE LEAF B 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com THE MINK/THE BACKROOM B 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com

GLITTER KARAOKE B 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com

UNION BAR B+L 2708 Bagby. 281.974.1916 www.myspace.com/unionlounge

GROVE PARK LOUNGE L 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.groveparklounge.com

WONDER BAR B L 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com

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

3RD BAR B F 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282

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

STATUS C 2404 San Jacinto. 713.659.5400 www.statushouston.com

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

WILD WEST C 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com

RICH’S C 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606 www.richsnightlife.com

montrose + shepherd

JUNCTION SB 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768

611 B 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070

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

BRAZOS RIVER BOTTOM B F 2400 Brazos. 713.528.9192 www.brbtx.com

ABSINTHE L F 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 www.absinthelounge.com

KOMODO’S B 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501

CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE B F 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com

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

AGORA B F 1717 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 www.agorahouston.com

COACHES SB 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com

PROOF BAR+BAR SB 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com

COMMUNITY BAR B 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576

PUB FICTION SB F 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 www.pubfiction.com

BAR MUNICH B sb f 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 www.barmunich.com

CONTINENTAL CLUB B 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com

RED DOOR C L 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com

DOGHOUSE TAVERN B 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118 DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE L 114 Gray. 713.526.3423 www.doublecrosshouston.com

REPUBLIKA L 2905 Travis. 713.498.9662 C

F

ANVIL+REFUGE B F 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AVANT GARDEN B+L LM 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com

CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB B LM 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com ETRO LOUNGE B 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 www.etrolounge.com GRAPPINO DI NINO M 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 GRIFF’S SB 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912 www.griffshouston.net GUAVA LAMP L 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com J.R.’s B 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519 LOLA’S DEPOT B 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 MCELROY’S PUB B 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR B 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 www.meteorhouston.com MONTROSE MINING CO. B 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS C 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com ORANGE SPORTS BAR SB 1613 Richmond Ave. 713.528.4920

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

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

BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR W F 307 Fairview. 713.269.0859 www.barboheme.com

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

BOONDOCKS B C LM 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 www.myspace.com/boondocksbar

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

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SHERLOCK’S B F 1952 W. Gray. 713.521.1881 SONOMA WINE BAR W 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com SOUTH BEACH C 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com THE HAY MERCHANT F B 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com THE FLAT B 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 www.barflathouston.com THE HARP B 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 www.theharphouston.com THE NEXT DOOR B L 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712 THE STAG’S HEAD B 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com VELVET MELVIN PUB B 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798 ZIMM’S B L 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002 www.zimmsbar.com

museum district MONARCH LOUNGE Hotel ZaZa L 5701 Main. 713.526.1991 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com

outer loop 300 HOUSTON BOWLING B 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.300houston.com DENIM BAR B F 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com FIREHOUSE SALOON C LM 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com

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HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE SB 12848 Queensbury Ln. #208 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com

river oaks+kirby

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

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

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

BLANCO’S B 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072

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

rice village ARMADILLO PALACE B F 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com BAKER STREET PUB B LM 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com BRIAN O’NEILL’S B 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com BRONX BAR B 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691 HUDSON LOUNGE L 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com

BAR MALATESTA B 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1000

BLVD LOUNGE B F 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 CAPONE’S B LM 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com CRU W 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 www.cruawinebar.com DOWNING STREET B L 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com ESTATE LOUNGE B L 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com

ESTATE LOUNGE

RUDYARD’S B F 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521

B BAR

KAY’S LOUNGE L 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858

KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB B 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com

LITTLE WOODROW’S B 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com

LOBBY LOUNGE B L InterContinental Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.1132

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

LIZZARD’S PUB B C 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610

SIMONE ON SUNSET W 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com THE GINGER MAN B 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR B 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800 www.18thbar.net THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S B F 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com

LUMEN LOUNGE L 5000 Kirby. 281.807.7567

LUMEN LOUNGE

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

C CLUB

MERCER LOUNGE C 3302 Mercer. 713.627.1132 www.mercerhouston.com MEZZANINE LOUNGE SB F 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399

www.mezzaninelounge.com MUGSY’S B 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118 www.mugsyshouston.com RON’S PUB B 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820 www.ronspub.com SAM’S BOAT B 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628 SIGNATURE LOUNGE L 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087 www.signatureloungehouston.com SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE B 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 www.spotlightkaraoke.com STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713-524-2441 www.saintgen.com THE BAR B InterContinental Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200 THE BIG EASY B LM 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 www.thebigeasyblues.com THE RAILYARD B 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com THE RED ROOM L 2736 Virginia St. 713.520.5666 www.redroomhouston.com UNDER THE VOLCANO C 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 W XYZ BAR B 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010

warehouse district EIGHTEEN TWENTY L 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 LUCKY’S PUB SB F 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 www.luckyspub.com THE GREEN ROOM C LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 WAREHOUSE LIVE LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com

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EVENT IT’S AN URBAN JUNGLE OUT THERE! WHY 26TH ANNUAL CAP CELEBRITY PAWS GALA WHERE HILTON AMERICAS WHEN NOVEMBER 17 Saving animals took on a whole new beat, as 620 pet lovers gathered for the 26th annual CAP Celebrity Paws Gala. With DJ Brandon Olds spinning his trademark tunes and live entertainers from the Blues Brothers to Latin Dancing, the urban feel had people enjoying and dancing all night long. One of the evening’s highlights was the standing ovation given to Military War Dog “FAMA,” the CAP Canine Celebrity Guest, who retired from seven years of active duty in the United States Army, having served two tours in Iraq. Kim Padgett and her dog Cassidy Marie, who were both dressed in matching Chloe Dao originals (a first for Dao), won the Celebrity Pet of the Year award.

OO2CROSSWORD

Jana Fant

ACROSS

Andy Cordes, Brian Teichman

Alan and Elizabeth Stein

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Cassidy Marie and Kim Padgett

Frank and Gloria Metzaros Photography by Kim Coffman

Laura Stein, Meredith Johnson

Cathy Marion, Kalon McMahon, Morgan Ostroski

1. Sail holders 6. Post-office machine 11. Legendary princess irritant 14. Crosswise to a ship’s middle 15. Pluck idly, as a guitar 16. Antiquated 17. Green GIs; fresh meat at boot camp 19. Drag from behind 20. Passage with a moral 21. Mama’s mate 22. That woman 25. Sports “zebra” 26. Rink performer 28. Cowboy’s pal 30. Cried 33. Battery terminal 34. Promise 36. Prize 38. Green on the table; movie with Tom Cruise and Paul Newman about pool hustling 43. Fasteners 44. Breakfast cereal 45. ___-ski (lodge socializing) 48. Antitoxins 50. In due time 51. Tijuana time-out

53. Recede 55. Wapiti 56. Restrooms, in Britain 57. Indian spice mixtures 61. Gasteyer of “SNL” 62. Green around the gills; a nauseating hue 66. ___ de plume 67. “Don’t open ___ Christmas!” 68. Citizen of Des Moines 69. 1/6 oz. 70. Slovenly 71. Exhaust

DOWN 1. Deface 2. Lawyers’ org.

3. Do needlework 4. Canvas cover 5. Type of political campaign 6. Shoot at from above 7. Fat fish? 8. Seed covering 9. Troubadours carried them 10. Middle of summer? 11. Vichyssoise ingredient 12. Split to unite 13. Program that generates online pop-ups 18. Worsted yarns used for embroidery 21. Box opener of myth 22. Petty quarrel 23. Leftovers dish

DECEMBER ANSWERS

By Scott Ward

24. Celtic tongue 27. Fate 29. Duke’s wife 31. Break down grammatically 32. Snake eyes 35. Friars Club fete 37. In a friendly manner 39. Photo __ (camera sessions) 40. Supreme Court complement 41. Organic compound 42. Reb’s opponent 45. Oblique 46. Spinet and grand 47. Organize anew 49. “No doubt about it!” 52. An ammonia-based compound 54. Foundation 58. Behaves 59. Schusses 60. Carpentry class 62. “Cogito, ego ___” 63. Dazzle 64. Anchorman Rather 65. Finish


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