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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Photography by Kennon Evett
With Petra Nemcova who was in town last month for a luncheon at Triniti hosted by CultureMap and Cakewalk Style to launch her candle collection called Be The Light. Nemcova was gracious and embodies human compassion – the perfect example to be kind to one another.
BEHIND THE Petra Nemcova & Carla Valencia de Martinez
have my 2014 planner all new and shiny, full of hope and promise and ready to soak up another year full of memories and love. And as I write this I am full of compassion and am inspired by the simple acts humans are able to do that can impact someone else’s life. A kind smile, opening a door for a mother pushing her newborn in a stroller, the latest trend of buying the coffee for the person behind you… I recently heard a story on NPR about how our 43rd President George W. Bush sent an encouraging letter to Alabama kicker Cade Foster that read: “Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best. Sincerely, another 43, George Bush” And it embodies just what I mean. I pretty much have diarrhea of the mouth as it is, but I plan on encouraging anyone I can and finding the light in the dark, the positive in the negative, the good in the bad all year. It won’t be easy, but I’m going to try.
ON A COLD EVENING THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER WE HELD A CASUAL HAPPY HOUR AT 002HOUSTON HEADQUARTERS TO REVIEW THE COVER CONTEST ENTRIES. OVER COLD BEERS (STELLA AND GLUTEN-FREE OMISSION) AND YUMMY MEXICAN FOOD (EL TIEMPO) THE JURY CONSISTING OF WAYNE GILBERT, ARTIST AND OWNER OF G GALLERY; APAMA MACKEY, OWNER OF APAMA MACKEY GALLERY; GONZO247, COFOUNDER OWNER AND CHIEF OF OPERATIONS AT AEROSOL WARFARE STUDIOS; PHOTOGRAPHER SOFIA VAN DER DYS; AND FREELANCE WRITER NADIA MICHEL CONSIDERED THE SUBMISSIONS. WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE JURY, MANY OF WHOM HAVE EITHER BEEN FEATURED IN THIS MAGAZINE OVER OUR
On to this issue. It’s old news that Houston is on the food map nationally, but I think our local jewelry designer talent is our current hidden secret! Check out the 6+ pages of coverage on page 46. And there are a handful of others not included like Nancy Chapman, Lauren Craft, Katy Briscoe and so many more.
15 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS OR HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO
And speaking of that new planner, we’ve got a bunch to choose from in case you haven’t had time to get one.
Let’s make 2014 SHINE!
TO SEE THE FINALISTS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR INSPIRA-
Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief | Creative Director
IT. BY THE END OF THE EVENING 6 FINALISTS HAD BEEN CHOSEN AND WERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CHRISTMAS
CARE-ALL PARTY THROWN BY THE BLACK SHEEP
TION, TURN TO PAGE 36. CONGRATULATIONS TO JIMMY HOUSTON WHO SEEMED DESTINED TO WIN THE $500. AND SECOND PLACE EM SMITH WHO WON THE IPAD® MINI. Please email email@example.com to collect your prize.
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JANUARY 2014 | FEATURES
VOLUME 16 - ISSUE 181
4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 8 on our radar 10 calendar 12 FOOD + DRINK 13 chef’s special: eliu palacios 14 on our radar 16 dine write: nara 18 open 20 taste of the town 21 club review: voo doo queen 22 restaurant listing 25 the brunch bunch 26 club listings 28 ARTS 29 fresh arts 30 museum district 32 art houses 35 gish at the movies 36 cover contest 38 recording: (YOU)genious
40 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 41 nonprofit: radio lollipop 42 an open exchange with duane brown 44 people of houston 46 local baubles 52 scene 56 STYLE + LEISURE 57 fat finds 58 mentertainment 60 things I love 62 destination: india 64 DESIGN 65 tools + toys + gadgets 66 where to live now 67 architecture+design: wap 68 houston map 69 party pics 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 the brew | crossword puzzle 74 phone shot
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his little gem could very well be the patron saint of chic. With a buzz dating back to spring of 2013 in many local media outlets, Saint Cloud, co-founded by Jessica Rodriguez (owner) and Cecilia Marquez (creative director), opened its doors last month in the Rice Village. A tightly curated selection of accessories and home goods crafted with thought and care from all over the world is stocked in the home goods and accessories store. There’s a strong focus on independent producers who are not currently represented in Houston and local roots grounded in the store’s design: 1,500sf designed by Garrett Hunter featuring custom brass awnings and a custom light grid conceived and designed by Garrett as well as a collaboration for the wallpaper with 002houston’s Alex Rosa.
Saint Cloud 5217 Kelvin Dr. www.shopsaintcloud.com
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RETAIL WRAP Rolex, Tod’s, Trina Turk and Tourbillon will be added to the retail mix at The Galleria, Houston’s premiere shopping and tourist destination. Gucci, Tory Burch, Zara, Sephora and Club Monaco will be celebrating lease renewals and expansions in the coming year. Additionally, CHANEL has renewed its lease and will be renovating the boutique. SUITSUPPLY, A EUROPEAN MEN’S STORE OFFERING AN AFFORDABLE, CUSTOMIZED AND LUXURIOUS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, OPENED IN A NEW LOCATION LAST MONTH IN WEST AVE ABOVE TOOTSIES. Forever 21 in Memorial City mall reopened in a remodeled 37,500sf space featuring new and exciting merchandise. The store will sell the retailer’s other brands, including Love21™, 21MEN™, a line of fresh, fast fashion for men of all ages; Forever 21 Girls™, a girls’ line; Love & Beauty™ a cosmetics line; and Forever 21’s lingerie and shoe line.
what other young professionals were wearing and where one of many capabilities the app provides – the new app allows users to post photos of their outfits, list where items were purchased and search others’ posts by category, such as events, workplaces, schools and by #fashtag or username.
BORN COOL. GROW HIP. DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM OPENED ITS NEWEST ATTRACTION, THE FROG HOPPER™, LAST MONTH. THE RIDE ASCENDS 22 FEET IN THE AIR AND BOUNCES RIDERS AS IT DESCENDS PROVIDING A SUSPENSEFUL, CRAZY RIDE FOR SEVEN PASSENGERS SECURELY FASTENED INTO THE SINGLE RESTRAINT SYSTEM.
NONPROFIT The leather-clad, motorcycle-riding Deacons of Deadwood raised a total of $90,000 at their annual charity gala. The money went to three local children’s charities: Devereux Texas, Epilepsy Foundation Texas and Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch – all children’s charities. Project Row Houses (PRH) announced President Obama’s appointment of Founder Rick Lowe to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). His appointment was confirmed by the Senate in late 2013. The National Council on the Arts advises the NEA chairman on agency policies and programs; it reviews and makes recommendations to the chairman on applications for grants, funding guidelines and leadership initiatives. Rick brings his expertise and experience with “creative placemaking,” an area of special interest to the current administration.
The new Houston Marriott Marquis will break ground in early 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The property will add 1,000 hotel rooms to the George R. Brown Convention Center, making the city more attractive as a destination for organizations looking to host large conferences, trade shows and events. Additionally, this project will add more than 1,800 construction jobs and 700 permanent jobs to Houston’s hospitality industry. The Houston Marriott Marquis is projected to open in the summer of 2016. In December 900 trees were planted south of Buffalo Bayou near the Houston Police Memorial and south of the Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park. Apache Corporation has donated a total of 8,000 trees and $75,000 to Buffalo Bayou Partnership for the Buffalo Bayou Park – Shepherd to Sabine project.
STYLE+LEISURE Local mom Kathy Harrison unveiled a new app for iPhone® users called WhatWeWearWhere. Harrison, a former lawyer, decided to create the app after her oldest daughter had a difficult time deciding what to wear on job interviews in New York. Recognizing a need for a quick and easy way to see
ORANGETHEORY® FITNESS (ORANGETHEORYFITNESS.COM) OPENED A LOCATION IN THE MEMORIAL/TANGLEWOOD AREA LAST MONTH. WITH MORE THAN 60 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE, THE WORKOUT IS PART ENERGIZING GROUP WORKOUT, PART PERSONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE, FOUNDED ON THE PHYSIOLOGY THEORY OF EXCESS POST-EXERCISE OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, WHICH PROVIDES AN “AFTERBURN” EFFECT THAT BURNS AN ADDITIONAL 200 TO 400 CALORIES FOR 24-36 HOURS AFTER THE WORKOUT. 6415 A SAN FELIPE ROAD. We all know Houston has been on every foodie list on the planet in 2013, but now we’ve made a handful of best-of lists for singles and young people (The Daily Beast and Travel + Leisure Magazine). A new dating company called Coffee Meets Bagel offers online dating with a twist. Instead of searching through hundreds of prospective profiles for Mr./Ms. Right, CMB brings your potential matches to you – one at a time, every day at noon. The match is called your “Bagel” and you have 24 hours to “like” or “pass” on them. If you and your Bagel both “like” each other, you’re set up on a private text message line that’s yours for seven days. If you’re not interested, you simply “pass” and get a fresh new Bagel tomorrow. www.coffeemeetsbagel.com
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2014 Jones Houston Symphony: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony 2:30pm
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NEW YEAR’S DAY
Toyota Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 8:30pm
Jones Houston Symphony: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony 8pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 8:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 7:30pm Reliant Center Houston Auto Show 12 – 9:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings 7pm Wortham HGO: The Passenger 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 7:30pm Reliant Center Houston Auto Show 12 – 9:30pm
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
IT’S NATIONAL SOUP MONTH! Grab yourself an organic chicken and throw it in a pot. Add some chopped vegetables like carrots, celery, fennel and a head of garlic along with a bundle fresh herbs and whole peppercorns. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and let the smell fill your home. The longer it simmers the bolder the flavor. Let it cool; strain and you’ve got homemade chicken stock as your soup base. Alley Other Desert Cities 2:30 and 7:30pm Jones HS: The Planets & The Earth 2:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm
Pantone has declared Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014. Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination, emanating great joy, love and health. Cheers to a year full of Radiant Orchid!
Alley Other Desert Cities 2:30 & 7:30pm HOB Winter BrewHaHa featuring Passafire and Ballyhoo 7pm Reliant Center International Gem & Jewelry Show 11am – 5pm
Wortham HGO: Rigoletto 2pm
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Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm | Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 7:30pm Jones HS: Detectives 9:40 and 11:15am Toyota Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 7pm
Toyota Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers 7pm
Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 2 and 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm | Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm HOB Jake Bugg 7pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 7:30pm Wortham HGO: Rigoletto 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 7:30pm | Freud’s Last Session 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 7:30pm Wortham HGO: Concert of Arias 7pm
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Jones Houston Symphony: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony 8pm Toyota Rockets vs. New York Knicks 7pm
HOB Appetite for Destruction 7pm Jones Houston Symphony: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony 8pm Reliant Stadium Monster Jam 7pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 8pm HOB The Molly Ringwalds 8pm Jones SPA: Pilobolus 8pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 8pm HOB Who’s Bad 7pm Jones HS: The Planets & The Earth 8pm Wortham Mercury: Tchaikovsky Serenade 8pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 8pm Jones SPA: Elvis Lives – The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Tour 8pm Reliant Center International Gem & Jewelry Show 12 – 6pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 2:30 and 8pm HOB Savoy 7pm | Corey Smith 7pm Jones SPA: Elvis Lives – The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Tour 8pm Toyota Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks 7pm Reliant Center International Gem & Jewelry Show 10am – 6pm Wortham HGO: The Passenger 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 8pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 8pm Jones HS: The Soundtrack of Our Lives 8pm Reliant Center Houston Auto Show 12 – 9:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies 7pm Wortham HGO: Rigoletto 7:30pm | Da Camera: Paquito D’Rivera with the Brasil Guitar Duo 8pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 2:30 and 8pm | Freud’s Last Session 2:30 and 8pm HOB Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime 7pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 2 and 8pm Jones HS: Wild, Wild West! 10 and 11:30am | HS: The Soundtrack of Our Lives 8pm Reliant Center Houston Auto Show 10am – 9:30pm | Harlem Globetrotters 2 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm Wortham HGO: The Passenger 7:30pm
Alley Other Desert Cities 8pm Hobby TUTS: We Will Rock You 8pm Jones HS: Adams Conducts Adams 8pm Wortham HGO: The Passenger 7:30pm | SPA: Mark Morris Dance Group 8pm
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CHEF’S SPECIAL | ON OUR RADAR | DINE WRITE | OPEN | TASTE OF THE TOWN | CLUB REVIEW | THE BRUNCH BUNCH Photography by Sofia van der Dys
The FullyRaw Juice 4 Beauty: ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS! 1/2 to 1 whole medium Pineapple 2-3 Cucumbers 3-4 Stalks Celery 3-4 Leaves of Kale Run all ingredients through your juicer, strain and enjoy.
IN HONOR OF THE NEW YEAR AND RESOLUTIONS AND SUCH, WE ASKED FULLYRAW GURU KRISTINA TO SHARE A JUICE RECIPE WITH US AND WE LOVE HER MESSAGE! SO, WHETHER YOU’VE NEVER JUICED OR ARE A PRO, DO AS KRISTINA DOES AND “LET YOUR BEAUTY SHINE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR MAKEUP OR DRESS FANCY TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTIFUL IS NOT JUST ABOUT BEAUTY PRODUCTS, IT’S ABOUT WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY AS WELL: FOOD. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE VEGAN TO ENJOY ONE FULLYRAW MEAL A DAY OR EVEN TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF ENJOYING A DELICIOUS GREEN JUICE.” FOLLOW HER TO LEARN ABOUT THE 21 DAY CHALLENGE. WWW.RAWFULLYORGANIC.COM | WWW.FULLYRAW.COM 12. january 14 | www.002mag.com
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CHEF ELIU PALACIOS SWEET
Fine pastries & confections
BEST BREAKFAST? Breakfast made by my wife. She makes the best omelette and waffles too. BEST BRUNCH? Triniti. WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Chocolate. I am crazy about chocolate and the most beautiful pastries are made with chocolate. WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? A spoon! WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? A dirty kitchen! FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? Stella Rosa – it’s an Italian semi-sweet wine and cheap! FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? Francois Payard’s bakery in New York. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? Tyson Cole/Uchi – any dish there is never a letdown. It is my all-time favorite. IS THERE A FOOD YOU WON’T EAT? No – I’m open to eating just about anything!
FAVORITE SANDWICH An avocado shrimp club sandwich that my wife makes – delicious. FAVORITE ICE CREAM MIX-IN/TOPPING Chocolate. FAVORITE PICNIC SPOT The beach! FAVORITE SPOT TO EXERCISE/RUN Memorial Park.
WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD? Sushi. DO YOU USE A RECIPE OR WING IT? I use recipes for the sake of being consistent especially in the bakery. I don’t like any shortcuts. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE NEXT FOOD TREND? Churros – gourmet style. AT HOME, WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON HAND TO SERVE DROP-IN GUESTS? Provolone, Mozzarella, Proscuitto and crackers. All the time. And a lot of wine! Always in stock at home. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR HOME REFRIGERATOR? I mainly only have vegetables in my fridge. WHAT MAGAZINE COVER, OTHER THAN 002’S, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED ON? Forbes!
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ON OUR RADAR FOOD+DRINK LOCAL FOODIE FAMILY RESTAURATEURS – THE CORDÚAS – NOT ONLY LAUNCHED THEIR COMMEMORATIVE COOKBOOK AT THE END OF 2013, BUT THEY ALSO OPENED A BRAND NEW CHURRASCOS AT THE GATEWAY MEMORIAL CITY, ALL WHILE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE 25TH ANNIVERSARY. THIS IS THE FOURTH CHURRASCOS AND EIGHTH CORDÚA RESTAURANT OVERALL IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA.
RA SUSHI WELCOMES THE NEW YEAR WITH THEIR DRAGON BITES MADE WITH BACARDI DRAGONBERRY, STRAWBERRY PURÉE, FRESH LEMON JUICE, JAPANESE YUZU AND A SPLASH OF SODA. FOR JANUARY, RA SUSHI LOCATIONS WILL OFFER THEM FOR $6 THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH.
Pulpo Adobado a Las Brazas
James Beard-nominated Chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s opened Caracol (shell in Spanish), his new Mexican seafood restaurant, in the BBVA tower in The Galleria area last month.
Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille are now open at CITYCENTRE. Really great spaces whose patios bookend a great looking courtyard with water feature. Chris Fannin, formerly of The Strip House and Philippe, is heading up operations at Capital Grille. Seasons 52 fresh grill and wine bar provides guests with a seasonally inspired menu designed to excite and surprise the palate and an award-winning international wine list in a casually sophisticated ambience.
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Austin-based Pluckers Wing Bar opened its first Houston location at 1400 Shepherd Dr. It’ll be impossible for anyone to miss any game on any given night with over 60 HD televisions (even behind the mirrors of their bathrooms so you don’t have to hold it). Pluckers Wing Bar specializes in chicken wings, but also serves burgers, sandwiches, salads and desserts. BE THE SWEETIE OF THE PLAY-OFF GAMES WITH THESE OOH LA LA FOOTBALLSHAPED CUPCAKE TRUFFLES OR ORDER SOME FOR SUPER BOWL ON FEBRUARY 2.
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The Hooters chain recently unveiled a fresh interior and exterior design featuring sleek and contemporary finishes, modernized furniture and technology and a more comfortable dining experience, representing the new image of Hooters. And they did it right here in Texas first, with the Spring location at 120 FM 1960 W.
Killen’s Barbecue should be open by the time you read this. No more waiting for pop-up shops to sink your teeth in what many call the city’s best barbecue. Piatto Ristorante opens a third location in the Heights in late January at 1111 Studewood (77008). Baker St. Pub & Grill opens in Cypress early this month. Etoile Cuisine et Bar will make its ice cream in-house starting this month, making the restaurant a 100 percent scratch kitchen.
Straits Roti Prata Straits is now offering a new happy hour menu that will be available in their bar, lounge and bar patio from 4-7pm. The new menu items are $5 and include Garlic Truffle Parmesan Roti; Asian Roti Taco: Beef or chicken with a roasted tomato salsa; Samosas: Vegetarian curried savories with a chili-garlic sauce; Spicy Tuna Rice Paper Roll; Straits Frites: Kaffir lime aiolo with a galagal chili sauce.
Save the dates, April 23 – 27, for the 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair. They are rolling out the barrels in 2014 with special seminars and tastings of craft beers during the five-day event. Additionally, Saturday’s Sip & Stroll will have a new Beer Garden. On March 27 fifth-generation Brew Master George Reich of Anheuser Busch will be the special guest at a multicourse beer dinner at Jupiter in Sugar Land. Tickets to all events can be purchased at www.sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com.
SMASHBURGER IS BRINGING BACK THE POPULAR SWEET AND SALTY TREAT THE SALTED CARAMEL SHAKE IN 2014. THE HAND-SPUN HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHAKE COMBINES HÄAGENDAZS VANILLA ICE CREAM WITH SALTED CARAMEL SYRUP.
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THE NEW NARA, FINE KOREAN CUISINE NARA
CHEF DONALD CHANG HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE TO FLY UNDER THE RADAR, PRIVATELY (AND GRACIOUSLY) ENJOYING THE MANY ACCOLADES HIS SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANTS INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL NARA, BLUEFIN AND UPTOWN SUSHI HAVE ACCUMULATED OVER THE YEARS. BUT IT’S HIS LATEST INCARNATION, AND IT JUST MIGHT BE HIS BEST YET, THAT HAS HOUSTONIANS BUZZING AROUND THE WATER COOLERS. THE NEW NARA TAKES WHAT HE’S MASTERED VIA TRADITIONAL JAPANESE AND JAPANESE FUSION CUISINE, BUT WITH A KOREAN FLAVOR, WHICH COMES NATURALLY TO CHANG WHO IS FROM SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA.
Mountain Merlot Chung recommended, and we were off and running.
The food is presented beautifully and every item I sampled exceeded my high expectations. But it’s also accessible. While Chang goes to great lengths to offer patrons the finest, and frequently exotic, product – the seafood and other proteins are flown in daily from all points of the globe – much care and deliberation was given to fashioning the pricing to ensure it’s palatable to your wallet.
Next up Chef Jo Jo worked up a few experimental items from the sushi bar, including some yellowtail, or Hamachi, a little cucumber and habanera wasabi, and Parmesan sprinkled across the top. It was a refreshing, sweet-spicy delight.
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Nara’s atmosphere and fare define elegant dining. It seats just fewer than 100 patrons and the tables are spread out so you can relax and enjoy the experience. There is a bar area, and a sushi bar.
My server, Chung, demonstrated a thorough grasp of traditional Korean cuisine. He started me off with a must-have: beef tartare. This is Kobe beef, sea urchin, pine nuts and a raw quail egg poured over the top. The bold flavors paired well with the Jade
By Jeff Lane
Well, off and savoring.
At the time of my visit, Nara was only beginning its third week. Jo Jo and the other chefs were experimenting with new creations, possible contenders for the permanent menu. My timing could not have been better. The Oxtail Rice ZCake then took center stage. The oxtail is braised and rests on top of a mini-mountain
CHEF DONALD CHANG
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SWEET POTATO NOODLES
OXTAIL RICE ZCAKE: THESE ARE NOT THE CRISPY CRACKER-LIKE THINGS YOU FORCE DOWN ON A DIET
SAMPLE MENU TASTING BITES • OCTOPUS USUZUKURI: Poached Meyer lemon zest, cucumber $12 STEAMED BUNS • PRIME BONELESS SHORTRIB: Spicy daikon, micro wasabi $10 SPECIALTY ROLLS • NARA ROLL: Seasoned rib-eye, pickled radish, spinach, carrot, sesame $16 • SALMON TRUFFLE ROLL: Shrimp, cucumber, kaiware, avocado, salmon, black truffle oil, s & p $10
of traditional rice cakes. Now, these are not the crispy cracker-like things you force down on a diet. No. This is fluffy comfort food. And the oxtail is devilishly good bathed in the Kochujang, a Korean red chili sauce with quite a nice kick. Kyle, the assistant general manager, loves it, confessing that they could pay him in this oxtail delicacy. Next I munched on a prime rib-eye Gogi. This is a steam bun, which was like a puffy, light tortilla holding some rib-eye, carrots, spicy daikon and micro greens. Think mini-slider with a whole lot of class. Bibimbap, another traditional Korean dish, appeared before me – a perfect combination of crispy Spanish pork bellies, Spanish rice, sesame leaf and a raw quail egg. Addictive. Definitely addictive. I finished with Bacon cookies. Oh yeah. Dipped in a dark chocolate ganache. My sister, a big fan of Korean cuisine, was due in during the holidays. I called her the next day and put Nara on our schedule. I have a feeling I’ll be a regular.
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OPEN JODIE EISENHARDT is a freelance food writer based in Houston. She co-hosts L i v i n ’ L a r g e on News 92 FM, airing Saturdays from noon until 1 and also writes for local online and print media, including CultureMap and M y T a b l e magazine as well as 0 0 2 h o u s t o n m a g a z i n e . Jodie’s motto is “never waste a meal.” She travels widely in pursuit of notable cuisine and live music and finds bliss when a trip incorporates the best of both. Follow Jodie @foodiehous-
CUISINE Upscale Bar Bites/Fab Cocktails | www.rosemonthouston.com | 910 Westheimer | 832.530.4698 HOURS Mon – closed; Tues-Thurs: 4pm – 12am; Fri-Sat: 4pm – 2am; Sun: 1pm – 12am
In the former Prive space on Westheimer (next door to Uchi), MIXOLOGIST CURTIS CHILDRESS CREATES SEASONAL COCKTAIL RECIPES Rooftop Patio THAT READ (AND TASTE) LIKE A SOPHISTICATED DISH, BUT ARE ANYTHING BUT PRETENTIOUS. Consider the “Champs-Elysées,” on the new winter drink menu made with cognac, yellow chartreuse, housemade honey-syrup and bitters or the “Sazerac & Cider” made with rye whiskey, bitters and absinthe mist, topped with hard cider. The drinks complement the bar bites menu well with features like the Chicken Sliders, made with succulent pulled pieces of beerbrined/roasted chicken, balsamic onions, smoked mozzarella and chipotle aioli on yummy little slow-dough buns. Houston Dairymaids provide ingredients for the Cheese & Charcuterie plate, recently including spicy borselini, prosciutto and a
dried Nola salami alongside a poignant Point Reyes blue, an olive leaf wrapped, hoja santa herb-speckled goat cheese, tangy redneck cheddar (made with Shiner Black) and a brawny Cabot cheddar plus grilled bread and high quality-accompaniments making it one of the best in the city. THE LOUNGY, TWO-STORY SPACE INCLUDES BARS UP AND DOWN ALONG WITH AN EXPANSIVE ROOFTOP PATIO AND INDIVIDUAL CABANAS. Music ranges from White Stripes and Zeppelin to Ray Charles unless it’s deejay time. “Thursday Night Group Therapy” provides relaxing herbal cocktail elixirs (to soothe body and soul while DJ MAV spins melodic house beats) and happy hour pricing from 4 until 7. Think of it as a way to wrap up the stress of the work week and preRosemont Chicken Sliders pare for the weekend ahead in this comfy/sexy space. A welcome addition to the neighborhood.
LINE & LARIAT + L&L BAR | CHEF TYLER MALSON
CUISINE Spicy Texas meets Gulf Coast | www.hotelicon.com | 220 Main St. | 713.224.4266 HOURS (Dinner): Daily from 5:30 until 10; L&L BAR: 11am until late-night
EXECUTIVE CHEF TYLER MALSON HAILS FROM WISCONSIN and received his formal training via the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Since arriving at Hotel Icon last year as executive sous chef, he’s spent time getting to know H-town and our unique and diverse cuisine. HIS NEW MENU IS ONE THAT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF LOCAL/SEASONAL INGREDIENTS ALONG WITH BOLD/FRESH FLAVORS, SERVED IN INNOVATIVE WAYS IN THE ALL A-BUZZ NORTH END OF DOWNTOWN.
the gulf red snapper served with smoky local field peas, tomato confit and a pea shoot/crispy shallot salad.
The dining room of the historic building is Interior Plenty of small plates are perfect for sharing. Tuna Tartar takes a as striking Texas-twist with the addition of jalapeno, wasabi and pickled as ever – ginger, served on taro chips. Pan-seared scallops are served with the L&L Bar in the center, serving up classic and contemporary with Texmati rice, seasoned with aged parmesan cheese and craft cocktails, regional draft beers, wine and a great happy hour sautéed mushrooms while the best new taco award goes to Fried Oyster Tacos from 2 until 7 daily. The new bar bites menu aims to please with these mini fried oyster tacos with ginger cole slaw, pico and a treats like the bacon-wrapped jalapenos, stuffed with Mexican scallion remoulade surrounding crispy fried oysters. Oaxaca cheese, accented with a drizzle of clever lavender syrup and a Romesco sauce. Other winners are the coffee-crusted baby back ribs Stand-out mains include the chile-marinated grilled pork tenderloin and the pork and cheese tamales, served with both red and green salsas. Delish. served on red rice with crispy Brussels sprouts and a black bean demi, and
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Photography Debora Smail & Hotel ICON
Photography Jodi Eisenhart
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MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR | CHEF MICHAEL SAVINO
CUISINE All-butter cookies and beyond | www.michaelscookiejar.com Tunnel Level at Pennzoil Place – 711 Louisiana HOURS Mon – Fri from 10am – 4pm
DOWNTOWN JUST GOT A LITTLE SWEETER WITH THE ADDITION OF MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR, LOCATED AT THE TUNNEL LEVEL AT PENNZOIL PLACE. CIA-trained Pastry Chef Michael Savino, a Four Seasons alum, opened his flagship Weslayan shop in 2010 featuring all-butter, chef-prepared cookies. Savino’s second sweet spot features the same delectable cookie creations Houstonians have grown to love over the years – classic soft-baked “Americana cookies,” a brilliantly crisp-yet-chewy chocolate chip, spicy snickerdoodles and plenty more varieties. Don’t miss the decorated cookies – rarely do cookies that look so gorgeous actually taste so awesome. Also notable are the crispy biscotti and the fancy tea cookies (the shortbread varieties are divine), as well as mouth-watering dessert bars, including fantastic lemon squares and luscious walnut brownies.
Photography Debora Smail & Hotel ICON
Says Savino, “I worked downtown for ten years at the Four Seasons and sought a way to return with my cookies. I love Downtown.” SAVINO IS A BIG SUPPORTER OF OTHER LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES, THUS THERE HAVE BEEN COLLABORATIONS WITH VENDORS INCLUDING ARAYA CHOCOLATE, FREDLYN NUTS, CHOCOLATE PIZAZZ, KATZ COFFEE AND LOVE WATERS. ALSO ON THE MENU ARE FAT CAT CREAMERY “ICE CREAM SAMMIES,” made with the crazy-good local gourmet ice cream sandwiched between (you guessed it) Michael’s cookies, and an afternoon “cookie hour” featuring warm from the oven chocolate chip cookies served with a “shot” of cold organic Mill-King milk. Like the Weslayan location, the downtown shop will offer delivery to businesses in the area along with in-house dessert catering for business affairs, office birthday celebrations and other events, from individual trays of cookies to extraordinary cookie buffets. Michael’s cookies are also available downtown at the Sundance Cinema. Who doesn’t love a delicious cookie?!
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TASTE OF THE TOWN
ANCE SCOTT WALKER IS A WRITER FROM GALVESTON WHO LIVED IN HOUSTON FROM 1992–2006 AND HAS WRITTEN FOR 002 SINCE 2003. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOKS HOUSTON RAP AND HOUSTON RAP TAPES, ALONG WITH PHOTOGRAPHER PETER BESTE. HE NOW LIVES IN NEW YORK BUT STILL MAKES FREQUENT TRIPS TO HOUSTON FOR WORK. “YOU CAN SPEND A LOT MORE MONEY DINING OUT IN NEW YORK, AND OF COURSE THERE IS GREAT FOOD, BUT THERE IS MORE GOOD FOOD IN HOUSTON. BELIEVE IT! MY TRIPS BACK INTO TOWN ARE ALWAYS CENTERED AROUND WHERE I GET TO EAT.”
www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam St., Houston, TX 77002 | 713.520.7684
How could I not include Mai’s? Maybe it’s because my other favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Houston burned down years ago. Oh wait! Mai’s burned down, too. But they’ve rebuilt, and the new place is kind of a palace, maybe dull for some people in comparison to the old one. But I never went there for the atmosphere, anyway. Nobody ever did! It doesn’t matter. The Spicy Chili Lemongrass Tofu is still dynamite, and it will probably be brought to you by the same waiters that have been there for as long as you can remember the place ever being open.
SCREWED UP RECORDS & TAPES www.screweduprecords.com 3538 West Fuqua, Houston, TX 77045 | 713.434.2888 It’s way on the far south side of town, they only sell music by one artist and he’s been dead for 13 years now – so why am I recommending you go there? Because it’s one of the most relevant cultural spots in the city, and will continue to be so long as the weather in Houston is hot. DJ Screw continues to be a vibrant part of Houston, and part of the reason is that the people of Houston have kept his shop afloat by coming in and buying music. As that part goes, you can only buy Screw CDs, but since there are more than 270 chapters, you’d be hard pressed to have them all already. So people keep coming in, and the store stays alive. They also have t-shirts that are big enough to double as maternity wear.
GORDITAS AQUASCALIENTES 3810 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX 77009 | 713.697.7888 You can never tell anybody the name of your favorite Mexican restaurant, because you have five of them. It totally depends on what you are feeling that day. For this place, over on a section of Irvington in Northside Village that has a couple of other knockout spots, there are two distinct vibes. At nights on the weekends, sometimes you’ll see guys come in wearing rhinestonecovered pants with guitars over their shoulders and they’ll serenade the tables and
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booths. Other times, you’re in for breakfast and someone is pouring quarters in the jukebox and blasting Tejano into the room. Some people drinking coffee right after church, others already opening beers. The vibe is always alive in there and everything along the line of horchata and other Mexican drinks is a house speciality. Best Chilaquiles in town for my money.
BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St., Houston, TX 77007 | 713.864.2328 I’m including Beaver’s, because it’s one of my wife’s Houston favorites (and she’s not easily impressed). Beaver’s is in Sixth Ward and is on the site of an old ice house that you always drove by on your way down Sawyer to get on Memorial heading into Downtown. Before we even get to the vibe or the food, you have to love that they want to keep the history of the place alive. We all know that history can disappear overnight in this town – places get torn down, burned down, razed to the ground, and the stories a place can tell you can vanish along with it. But the new Beaver’s kept the name! They celebrate the old, while bringing in the best of the new. This is comfort food: fried pickles, sausages, Carolina-style pulled pork. And they use organic and hormone-free meats, sourced from local farms. Got to know the provenance, right? Specials rotate throughout the seasons, and the cocktails are creative. My wife favors “Sex and Violets,” which she calls a “frothy floral concoction bringing a snow-kissed violet to mind.” If you needed further proof, look to their dust-up with Chick-fil-A® in 2012, where they famously debuted a “Chick on Chick Filet” sandwich: “2 loving chicken breasts married on toasty buns.” That’s
Photography by Nastacia Ellis
Photography by Nastacia Ellis
GAIDO’S www.gaidos.com 3800 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550 | 409.762.9625 It’s an institution in Galveston, and a place with as long a history as Gaido’s (which opened in 1911), you’re going to have detractors who will say it’s not what it was back in the day. But, hey – Frank Sinatra isn’t eating there anymore, either. He’s dead. So what can you do? I’m from Galveston, so I grew up going here and slipping on a jacket to get into the private Pelican Club in the back. It’s still special, and the soft-shell crab is still untouchable. If you’re like me and you go to a restaurant not for its menu but for one dish, then a place like Gaido’s will never tire. You’re still taken care of by folks in white shirts and jackets, the view from the Seawall will never get old and you can still buy a plastic shark from the gift shop on your way to the beach. It’s a little worn at the heels, but that’s Galveston’s charm, isn’t it?
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IT’S ONLY WEIRD IF IT DOESN’T WORK
S WE PARKED ON THE STREET NEAR THE VOODOO QUEEN’S HUGE MURAL, WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE HECK WE WERE IN FOR BUT FIGURED IT MAY BE PRETTY WEIRD. SITUATED IN A (MINUS THE MURALS) NONDESCRIPT BUILDING JUST OUTSIDE THE SHADOW CAST BY THE MAXIMUS COFFEE PLANT, THE VOODOO QUEEN IS A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF EADO (EAST DOWNTOWN) THAT MOST KNOW. PERHAPS A LITTLE OUTSIDE MOST PEOPLE’S COMFORT ZONE TOO, BUT DON’T LET THAT TURN YOU AWAY.
The black lights and the huge fish tank give the interior an interesting glow. Deep red walls, jukebox, pinball machine, pool table, Stranger Than Fiction (captions only) playing on all the TVs … weird, but fitting. Even more fitting, the biker gentleman who works on our vintage motorcycle (Ace Motorworks!) is enjoying his evening here as well.
“All of our drinks are stiff. Know your shit…” The menu organized under ‘Voodoo Queen Holy Water,’ ‘Boat Drinks’ and ‘151 Daiquiris and Supreme Coladas’ footnotes with some solid advice. It’s true, Voodoo Queen makes some seriously strong Tiki drinks (3-foot straws and glowing stirrers included). Our Kinda Handsome Toddy (special for the season) was a stout drink for a
cold evening. We saw quite a few groups sharing the $25 ‘The Ultra Mai Tai 5000’ which certainly did seem to serve 4 as advertised. A solid list of spirits will keep those who are not in the mood for Tiki drinking, drinking anyway. We saw beers in some hands too, but most folks were here for the liquor.
“Hey man, what’s up?” (No, this was not our motorcycle guru striking up a conversation.) “Michael, what’s up, man?” This jorts-wearing dude who we have never before seen in our life knows our name? Ok, now this is weird. “Uh, oh, hey, man, you’re not Michael Mandola…you 322 Milby Street know, Mandola’s deli right around the corner from Houston, TX 77003 here…you look just like him, man.” Jorts just turns around Hours: Follow Facebook for exact hours and daily and walks away. Interesting clientele here, to say the specials…but we can confirm the Voodoo Queen least. Interesting, but actually all quite happy. Guess this is open 7 days a week. Voodoo Queen ain’t so weird after all. www.facebook.com/liquorandladies
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002food+drink RESTAURANT LISTINGS HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND | THE WOODLANDS
american 024 GRILLE www.024grille.com 945 Gessner Road. 281.501.4350 *17 | inside Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.thesamhoustonhotel.com
51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com
CHELSEA GRILL 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857 www.chelseagrill.com
LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE www.libertykitchenoysterette.com 424 San Felipe. 713.622.1010
CINQ www.lacolombedor.com 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750
LINE & LARIAT | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com
CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196
LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800
CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837
MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.2632 www.neimanmarcus.com
ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 | www.cordua.com BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328
AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com
TIGER DEN www.tigerdentx.com 9889 Bellaire Blvd.. 832.804.7755
DOWN HOUSE www.downhousehouston.com 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696
MR. PEEPLES [seafood & steakhouse] www.mrpeeples.com 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319
BLUE FISH SUSHI www.thebluefishsushi.com 550 Texas. 713.225.3474
UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808
EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815
UPTOWN SUSHI www.uptown-sushi.com 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200
EDDIE V’S www.eddiev.com •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com FRANK’S AMERICAN REVIVAL 3736 Westheimer. 713.572.8600 www.frankshouston.com
BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218
HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com
BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233
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SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726
MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S 3 Houston locations www.mccormickandschmicks.com
HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101
CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com
ZELKO BISTRO www.zelkobistro.com 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691
PREVIEW [sushi] www.previewmodernseafood.com 4645 Highway 6.
DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com
BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com
CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848
YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.461.9273
RED PIER [asian fusion] www.theredpier.com 2704 Milam St. 713.807.7726
AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636
GLASS WALL www.glasswalltherestaurant.com 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930
CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston
UNDERBELLY www.underbellyhouston.com 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9800
MAX’S WINE DIVE www.maxswinedive.com 4720 Washington. 713.880.8737
BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545
BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440
RA SUSHI www.rasushi.com • 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 • 799 Town & Country. 713.331.2792
DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com
ELEVEN XI www.elevenxihouston.com 607 W. Gray. 713.529.5881 AMERICAS www.cordua.com 4 Houston locations
TRINITI www.trinitirestaurant.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090
NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1302 Nance Street. 832.830.8592 QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700 RDG www.rdgbarannie.com 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3951 San Felipe. 713.599.1960 RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations NEW SEASONS 52 www.seasons52.com • 4410 Westheimer. 713.621.5452 • 842 W Sam Houston Prwy. 713.464.5252
SHADE www.shadeheights.com 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com
KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com
THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321
LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111
THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com THE PASS & PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 www.passandprovisions.com
FISH [sushi] www.fishhouston.com 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294
BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com
GORO & GUN [japanese+noodles] 306 Main. 832.708.6195 JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 3 Houston locations | www.noodlesrule.com KAM’S [chinese] www.kamscuisine.com 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057
GOODE COMPANYwww.goodecompany.com 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com
breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc.
KONA GRILL [japanese+american] 2 Houston locations | www.konagrill.com KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE www.lesgivrals.com 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300 MF SUSHI www.mfsushihouston.com 5887 Westheimer. 832.530.4321 NEW
SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com
LIBERTY KITCHEN www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com 1050 Studewood St. 713.802.0533
STRAITS [singaporean] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. 713.365.9922 | www.straitsrestaurants.com
NARA [korean] www.narahouston.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.628.3995 NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com ONAGA [sushi] www.onagapanasian.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888
ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 ARAYA www.arayachocolate.com 2 Houston locations AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER 3 Houston locations | www.avalondiner.com BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 BLACKSMITH 1018 Westheimer. 832.360.470 BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993 CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com
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CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623 www.cedarcreek.squarespace.com
INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com
SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO 904 Westheimer. 713.942.9990 www.southsideespresso.com
COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700
ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations | www.islandgrillhouston.com
SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929
CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcakes.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283
KRAFTSMEN CAFE www.kraftsmencafe.com 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300
SWEET www.sweethouston.com 801 Town & Country. 713.647.9338
D’AMICO’S www.damico-café.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400
MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR • 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 • 711 Louisina. (DT tunnel system) www.michaelscookiejar.com
THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com
DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St.. 713.874.0096 DRY CREEK CAFÉ www.drycreekcafe.com 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313 EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 www.fountain-view-cafe.com
MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com
FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.3835 www.fuelhealthbar.com
RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226
HARRYS www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198
SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com
THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com TINY BOXWOOD’S www.tinyboxwoods.com 2 Houston locations
cajun+creole+southern L.A. BAR www.ragin-cajun.com 4302 A Richmond Ave. 713.335.2227 THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 2712 Blodgett St. 713.521.2920 www.thisisithouston.com
european BISTRO LE CEP[french] www.bistro-lecep.com 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985 BRASSERIE 19 www.brasserie19.com 1962 W. Gray. 713.524.1919 BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.521.723 COSTA BRAVA BISTRO [spanish/french] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com ÉTOILE CUISINE [french] 1101-11 Uptown Park. 832.668.5808 www.etoilecuisine.com GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com
TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations
LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com
ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations
OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 PHILIPPE REST+LOUNGE [french] BLVD. Place. 713.439.1000 www.philippehouston.com
SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre-tx.com 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406 THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com
indian ASHIANA www.ashianarestaurant.net 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555 KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472 NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.thebombaybrasserie.com PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022 SHIVA www.shivarestaurant.com 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753
italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com BIRRAPORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com
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PAPPAS BROS. www.pappasbros.com 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352
BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993
CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969
RUTH’S CHRIS www.ruthschris.com 5433 Westheimer Rd. 713.789.2333
CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com
EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations
DROUBI BROS. www.droubibrothers.com 507 Dallas St. 713.652.0058
SHULA’S Hyatt Hotel | www.donshula.com 1200 Louisiana St. 713.375.4777
EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com
NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square. 713.224.4976
VIC & ANTHONY’S www.vicandanthonys.com 1510 Texas Ave. 713.228.1111
BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 2 Houston locations
EL GRAN MALO [mex] www.elgranmalo.com 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405
CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612
EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306
COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260 DACAPO’S PASTRY CAFÉ 1141 E. 11th St. 713.869.9141 www.dacapospastrycafe.com
OSTERIA MAZZANTINI www.osteriamazzantini.com 5210 Morningside. 713.522.3535 PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com TONY MANDOLA’S www.tonymandolas.com 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3474 VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurants.com
latin 1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 2 Houston locations | www.1252tapasbar.com AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888 ARGENTINA CAFEwww.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877 BATANGA www.batangahouston.com 908 Congress. 713.224.9500 BERRYHILL[texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations | www.cycloneanaya.com
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GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710 GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations LAS VENTANAS [mex] www.lasventanas.net 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 LATIN BITES CAFE [peru] 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 www.latinbitescafe.com LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 | www.luciosbyob.com MAJORCA [spanish] 207 Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com MARIA SELMA [mex] www.mariaselma.com 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 NINFA’S THE ORIGINAL www.ninfas.com 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 PISTOLERO’S www.pistoleroshouston.com 1517 Westheimer. 281.974.3860 RADICAL EATS www.radicaleats.com 507 Westheimer. 713.697.8719 RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 2 Houston locations TEXAS DE BRAZIL [brazilian] 822 Town & Country Blvd. 713.730.3013 www.texasdebrazil.com THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654
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SUGAR LAND NIKO NIKO’S
OSTERIA COPPA www.coppaosteriahouston.com 5210 Morningside. 713.522.3535
AURA BRASSERIE www.aura-restaurant.com 15997 City Walk. 281.403.2872 BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com
PHOENICIA DELI [lebanese] 2 Houston locations | www.phoeniciafoods.com
pizza ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com
BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324 BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com
BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com
GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.grimaldispizzeria.com
DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com
JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121
FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656
PERRY’S GRILL www.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727
PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com 4 Houston locations
PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com
PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222
RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704
PIZARO’S www.pizarospizza.com 14028 Memorial Dr. 281.589.7277
THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925
REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA www.reginellis.com 12389 Kingsride Lane. 713.468.2727 STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston locations
steak+chops FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations
TRADICAO [brazilian] 12000 Southwest Frwy. 281.277.9292 www.tradicaosteakhouse.com WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com
MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations
AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492
MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720
AMERIGO'S GRILLE [italian] www.amerigos.com 25250 Grogans Park Dr. 281.362.0808
PALM www.thepalm.com 6100 Westheimer Rd. 713.977.2544
BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061
DIMASSI’S www.dimassi.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 Six Pines Dr. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 24 Waterway Ave. 281.203.5641 www.hubbellandhudson.com JASPER’S www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.6600 KITA [japanese] 24 Waterway Ave. 281.298.1888 LUCA & LEONARDO [italian] 20 Waterway Ave. 832.510.2110 www.lucaleonardo.com MASA’S SUSHI www.sushimasahouston.com 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688 SCHILLECI'S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.4242 www.schillecis.com SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net TOMMY BAHAMA www.tommybahama.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.292.6878 UNI SUSHI 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.7177
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BLU 2248 Texas Drive. 281.903.7324 Saturday & Sunday - 11am-3pm | www.blusugarland.com BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside Drive. 713.522.2603 Saturday & Sunday - 11am-3pm | www.brianoneills.com CADILLAC BAR 1802 Sheperd Drive. 713.862.2020 Sunday - 10am-3pm | www.cadillacbar.com CITY OVEN 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400 Sunday - 11am-3pm | www.thecityoven.com
FIRKIN & PHOENIX 1915 Westheimer Rd. 713.526.3100 Saturday & Sunday - 10am-3pm www.firkingandphoenix.com J. BLACK’S 110 S.Heights Blvd. 713.862.7818 Saturday & Sunday - 11am-4pm | www.jblacks.com LAS VENTANAS RESTAURANT & CANTINA 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 Sunday – 11am-3pm | www.lasventanas.net LUCILLE’S 5512 LaBranch. 713.568.2505 Sunday – 10am-3pm | www.lucilleshouston.com
Canop y 3939 Mon tr o s e Blvd., 770 713.528.6 06 848 |
PIATTO 11693 Westheimer Rd. 281.759.7500 Sunday - 10:30am – 2pm | www.piattoristorante.com
PUB FICTION 2303 Smith Street. 713.400.8400 Saturday – 10:30am-2pm | www.pubfiction.com RIO RANCH TEXAS 9999 Westheimer. 713.952.5000 Sunday - 9am – 2pm | www.rioranch.com
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RIOJA 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 Sunday starts at 11am| www.riojarestaurant.com ROYAL OAK BAR & GRILL 1318 Westheimer. 281.974.4752 Sunday – 11am-4pm | www.royaloakhouston.com THE BIRD & THE BEAR 2810 Westheimer. 713.528.2473 Saturday & Sunday – 10am-4pm | www.thebirdandthebearbistro.com THE BLACK LABRADOR 4100 Montrose Blvd. 713.529.1199 Sunday starts at 11am| www.blacklabradorpub.com THE BOMBAY BRASSERIE 2414 University Blvd. 713.355.2000 Saturday & Sunday – 11am-3pm | www.thebombaybrasserie.com THE FEDERAL GRILL 510 Sheperd Drive. 713.863.7777 Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm | www.thefederalgrill.com
THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 Sunday – 11am-3pm | www.goodlifemidtown.com THE ORIGINAL NINFA’S ON NAVIGATION 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 Saturday & Sunday – 10am-2pm | www.ninfas.com THE RAVEN GRILL 1916 Bissonet. 713.521.2027 Sunday starts at 11am | www.theravengrill.com TINY BOXWOODS 3614 West Alabama. 713.622.4224 Saturday & Sunday – 9am-2pm | www.tinyboxwoods.com TONY MANDOLA’S 1212 Waugh Dr. 713.528.3474 Sunday starts at 11am | www.tonymandolas.com WINSTON’S ON WASHINGTON 5111 Washington Avenue. 281.501.9088 Saturday & Sunday starts at 12pm | www.winstonsonwashington.com
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RESERVE 101 www.reserve101.com 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101
THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181
EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531
STATUS www.statushouston.com 1410 Bell. 713.659.5400
CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE 308 Main, 2nd floor Twitter @badnewsbar
SAM BAR | inside The Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.samhoustonhotelbar.com
THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com
FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com
THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 www.goodlifemidtown.com
GRIFF’S www.griffshouston.net 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912
CHAPEL SPIRITS 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com
SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com
WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com
GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com
THE MAPLE LEAF 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com
GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com
CHAR BAR 305 Travis. 713.222.8177
SHARK BAR www.sharkbartx.com 534 Texas. 713.836.2279
WINETOPIA www.winetopiatx.com 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149
HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com
THE MINK/THE BACKROOM 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com
J.R.’s www.jrsbarandgrill.com 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519
DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474
SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com
13 CELSIUS www.13celsius.com 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466
JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 www.junctionbarandgrill.com
WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com
3RD BAR www.reefhouston.com 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282
KHON’S WINE www.khonsbar.com 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775
3RD FLOOR 2303 Smith St. 3rd Floor. 832.384.1960 www.3rdfloorhouston.com
KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501
FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011 JET LOUNGE 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com LA CARAFE 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB www.mollyspubs.com 509 Main. 713.222.1033 PBR HOUSTON A COWBOY BAR www.pbrhouston.com 500 Texas St. 713.836.2277 PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR 1201 Fannin. 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com
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THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537 THE DIRT www.dirtbar.com 1209 Caroline. 713.651.3988 THE PASTRY WAR 310 Main St. | @thepastrywar
ADDIX HOUSTON 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.addixhouston.com
TOC BAR www.tocbar.net 112 Travis. 713.224.4862
BARBARELLA www.barbarellatx.com 2404 San Jacinto.
VENUE www.venuehouston.com 719 Main. 713.236.8150
BAR MUNICH www.barmunich.com 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008
WALTERS DOWNTOWN 1120 Naylor. 713.222.2679 wwwwaltersdowntown.com
CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com
galleria+uptown BAR 12•21 www.mortons.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 BELVEDERE www.belvedereinfo.com 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 EL PATIO www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410 PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3177 www.paparruchos.com REMINGTON BAR St. Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.stregis.com/houston RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com ROXY www.clubroxy.com 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.7699
COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com
MONGOOSE VS COBRA 1011 McGowen 713.650.6872 www.mongooseversuscobra.com
ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611
MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net
montrose+shepherd 611 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070 ABSINTHE www.absinthelounge.com 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 AGORA www.agorahouston.com 1712 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 ANVIL+REFUGE 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com BLUR BAR www.blurbar.com 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447 BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR 307 Fairview. 713.529.1099 www.barboheme.com
COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576
PROOF ROOFTOP LOUNGE 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com
BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500
CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com
PUB FICTION www.pubfiction.com 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400
BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com
DOGHOUSE TAVERN 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118
RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com
CATBIRDS www.catbirds.com 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000
RICH’S www.richsnightclub.com 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606
CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.527.9101
SAINT DANE’S BAR 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com
CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com
SHOT BAR www.shotbarhouston.com 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000
ETRO LOUNGE www.etrolounge.com 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876
DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096 DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE 114 Gray. 713.526.3423 www.doublecrosshouston.com
STATE BAR & LOUNGE 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com
DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE
EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar
GRAPPINO DI NINO 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 www.ninos-vincents.com
LITTLE WOODROW’S 720 Shepherd. 832.804.9941 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR www.meteorhouston.com 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com PJ’S SPORTS BAR 614 W. Gray. 713.520.1748 www.pjssportsbar.com POISON GIRL 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar RED LION PUB 2316 S. Shepherd. 713.782.3030 www.redlionhouston.com ROEDER’S PUB 3116 S. Shepherd. 713.524.4994 www.roederspub.com RUDYARD’S www.rudyardspub.com 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521 SONOMA WINE BAR 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com
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VINE WINE ROOM 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com
BLANCO’S 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.blancosbarandgrill.com
THE FLAT www.barflathouston.com 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528
YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 Sorella Court. 713.461.9273
CAPONE’S 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com
ARMADILLO PALACE 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com
THE NEXT DOOR 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712
BAKER STREET PUB 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com
THE STAG’S HEAD 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com
BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com
VELVET MELVIN PUB 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798
BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691
ZIMM’S www.zimmsbar.com 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002
HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com
museum district MONARCH LOUNGE 5701 Main. 713.527.1800 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com
outer loop BOWLMOR FORMERLY 300 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.bowlmor.com/houston DENIM BAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com
KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858 SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com SIMONE ON SUNSET 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR www.18thbar.net 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800
FIREHOUSE SALOON 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com
THE GINGER MAN 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com
HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE 12848 Queensbury Ln. 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com
THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com
MARQUE 798 Sorella Court. 832.726.1930 www.marquehouston.com THE DERRICK TAVERN 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com
1919 WINE & MIXOLOGY 2736 Virginia St.. 713.568.9197 www.1919wmb.com BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com BIG WOODROW’S 3111 Chimney Rock. 713.784.2653 www.bigwoodrows.com
CRU www.cruawinebar.com 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463
STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com THE BAR Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200
CRISP www.crisphouston.com 2220 Bevis. 713.360.0222
SOCIAL JUNKIE 2412 Washington. 832.338.3741
D & T DRIVE INN 1307 Enid. 713.868.6165 www.danddtdriveinn.com
TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.426.1105 www.tapshouseofbeer.com
DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com
THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300
DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com
THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999
DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 www.downhousehouston.com
ELAN www.elanhouston.net 526 Waugh. 713.542.297
THE OAK BAR www.theoakbar.net 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9198
EI8TH www.ei8thouston.com 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467
THE RAILYARD 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com
FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com
UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282
FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com
ESTATE LOUNGE 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LA VIE LOUNGE 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087 LIZZARD’S PUB 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610 LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com LUMEN LOUNGE 5020 Kirby. 281.807.7567 MEZZANINE LOUNGE 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399 www.mezzaninelounge.com MUGSY’S www.mugsyshouston.com 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118
W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010
HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com
360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com
HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 832.704.8964 www.hugheshangar.com
ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com
KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com
BIG STAR BAR www.bigstarbar.com 1005 West 19th St. 281.501.9560
LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.861.2653 www.littlewoodrows.com
BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com BRIXX BAR www.brixxhouston.com 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811
PHIL’S WINE LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.439.1000 RON’S PUB www.ronspub.com 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820 SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713.524.2441 www.saintgen.com SAM’S BOAT www.samsboat.com 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628
LITTLE J’S www.littlejsbar.com 4218 Washington. 832.649.5293 MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com
TQLA www.tqla.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237 UNDERDOGS PUB 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com WINSTON’S 5111 Washington. 281.501.9088 www.winstonsonwashingtoncom
WOODROWS HEIGHTS 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.woodrowsheights.com
warehouse district LUCKY’S PUB www.luckyspub.com 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 WAREHOUSE LIVE 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com
PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com
THE HAY MERCHANT 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com
THE HARP www.theharphouston.com 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827
SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE • 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 • 2700 Milam St. www.spotlightkaraoke.com
SOUTH BEACH 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com
CITY OVEN www.thecityoven.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400 THE CORKSCREW www.houstoncorkscrew.com 1308 W. 20th Street. 713.230.8352
REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com ROOSEVELT www.rooseveltbar.com 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779
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FOR ARTâ€™S SAKE | FRESH ARTS | MUSEUM DISTRICT | EXHIBITS | GISH AT THE MOVIES | RECORDING
THE ART GUYS AGREE ON PAINTING, AGAIN, THIS TIME FROM THIRTY FEET UP The Art Guys, Jack Massing and Mike Galbreth, completed 12 Events last month, closing Thirty Years of Collaboration, Commitment, Confusion. The series of free public events throughout Houston started in January where they spent 8 hours signing their name in a public signing ceremony. Walked the longest street (Little York Road, approx 29.6 miles) in February. In March they explored the outer edges of Houston. April saw them visit the Houston Ship Channel at the Santa Anna Capture Site and conducted the sounds of the symphony. They Unraveled a spool of string walking from along White Oak Bayou until the spool completely unwound and then rewound it back in May. In June they made themselves available to anyone who wanted to shake hands and told jokes for eight hours in July. In August they walked the sidewalks around City Hall while wearing portable fences around themselves. And Repetitively traversed the busiest intersection (Westheimer and Hillcroft) in September. October saw them make a presentation to the City Council suggesting new laws. In November they drove the I-610 loop around Houston for 24 hours and December saw the culmination of 12 Events with The Art Guys Agree on Painting, Again, This Time from Thirty Feet Up. Jack and Mike dipped their hands in buckets of paint while 30 feet above ground and shook hands creating a painting. www.theartguys.com
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FRESH ARTS SCENE
By Ariel Jones
ew Year’s resolutions got you stuck in the gym? Take a break from the treadmill and see what the Houston arts scene has to offer! Ring in the New Year with Musiqa’s Frozen Time, an exploration of the interconnections between music, literature and photography. Join Main Street Theater for its production of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical Into the Woods. 2014 is looking good already. – xoxo Fresh Arts
SEISMIC ATLAS | SAPPHIRE WILLIAMS, KATIE MULHOLLAND AND DARCY ROSENBERGER Opening Reception: January 10, 6 – 8pm Seismic Atlas brings together the work of two emerging Houston-based artists using graphite and ink to create mysterious and obsessively detailed large-scaled compositions. This exhibit will highlight new works by Katie Mulholland and Darcy Rosenberger that are composed of intricately drawn networks that create abstract and poetic forms. Fresh Arts (2101 Winter Street, #B11, Houston, TX 77007)- FREE. For more information, visit www.fresharts.org.
FROZEN TIME | MUSIQA January 11 @ 7:30pm
Join Musiqa in collaboration with Asia Society Texas to explore the interconnection between music, literature and photography. Featuring a FotoFest-inspired world premiere by Marcus Maroney as well as Karim Al-Zand’s lyrical Orange Torches Against the Rain, a song cycle set to poems by American poet Amy Lowell, the evening also highlights music by Asian composers, including Elena Firsova’s Frozen Time and Lei Liang’s Trio for Piano, Cello & Percussion. Asia Society Texas (1370 Southmore Blvd.) -$25 – 40. For more information, visit www.musiqahouston.org.
INTO THE WOODS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM AND JAMES LAPINE | MAIN STREET THEATER January 16 – February 16 Thursdays @ 7:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 3pm Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s take on everyone’s favorite storybook characters: a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. Everyone’s wishes are granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $20 – $39. For more information, visit MainStreetTheater.com.
TRACES OF CONFUCIUS | UNIVERSITY MUSEUM Through February 2 Traces of Confucius on view at University Museum from now until February 2, 2014, takes the viewer to ancient China, where they can learn about the life of Chinese philosopher, educator and diplomat Confucius. This exhibition presents unique insight into the life and work of both Confucius and Mencius. University Museum at Texas Southern University (3100 Cleburne Ave., Houston, TX 77004)- Admission is free; donations are always welcome. For more information, visit www.umusetsu.org.
GEORGE SAUNDERS | INPRINT MARGARETT ROOT BROWN READING SERIES Monday, January 27, 7:30pm The 2013/14 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents MacArthur fellow George Saunders, named in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” The reading, followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing, takes place at the Alley Theatre (615 Texas Avenue.)- General admission tickets: $5. For more information, visit www.inprinthouston.org. january 14 | www.002mag.com .29
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1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org
Wols: Retrospective, on view thru January 12, 2014. A draftsman, painter and photographer, Wols was one of the most ingenious and influential artists to emerge in postwar Europe. This exhibit will introduce broad audiences to the work of an artist who remains unknown for the most part in the United States. Opening January 31, Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds features 76 works spanning 1958 through 2012, of the artist’s drawings. Renowned for her sculptures, this exhibit solely focuses on her distinct drawings. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org
See Food, curated by Museum of Fine Arts Curatorial Assistant of Photography Natalie Zelt, runs through January 12 and features the works of 10 artists whose shared focus centers on food and its impact on society. Learning Curve 7 is a collection of work by student artists who have taken classes or workshops at HCP from the past year and is juried by Allison Pappas, MFAH Curatorial Assistant of Photography, and will also run through January 12. 3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org
January 1, New Year’s Day Crystal Bowl Meditation led by Bayou Bliss Yoga founder Dana Shamas. January 15, Take My Hand, Lead Me Home: The Music That Inspired MLK. Tenor Jason Oby leads this concert at 7pm. January 20, 10:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 5:30pm come listen to the quiet of the Chapel as it resonates speeches from MLK’s life. January 23, America Beyond Capitalism with author and activist Gal Alperovitz, Ph.D., who discusses this topic with local expert David Benson. 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org
On view thru January 19 are Sprawl featuring 16 emerging and mid-career artists whose works deal with the urban sprawl as well as The Maker’s Archive,
works by Tybre Newcomer, featuring large sculptural work and intimate wall pieces. Detritus, thru January 26, features constructed objects of adornment by artists Kat Colre, Laritza Garcia, Tara Locklear and Chesley Williams. January 30 is the 6th annual Martini Madness, a chic cocktail fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind glasses. 5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org
On view thru January 11, Superficial Outgrowths by SangMi Yoo focuses on the ideal home through prints, laser-cut wool felt and 3-dimensional conversions. Regina Agu’s Nerve Endings focuses on intersections of collective and personal history and the role they dictate for the physical body. This End Up is Melinda Laszczynski and Jessica Ninci’s focus on the orientation and arrangement of nonrepresentational works within a specific space and the nuances of installation. Beth Secor’s The Significance of “Material” features her work inspired by her mother’s love of sewing. Murmurations by Linda Web was extended thru January 11. January 25 is Lawndales’s hair-raising fundraiser, the Hair Ball. 6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com
Last month the museum celebrated its first-year anniversary in their new location, formerly known as the Historic Houston Light Guard Armory. Founded in 2000, by a Vietnam veteran and African-American military historian, Captain Paul J. Matthews, this is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in the United States of America. 7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org
American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal, thru January 26, shares the story of the nation’s highest
FEATURED SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, IS THE FIRST MUSEUM EXPERIENCE OF 2014 WHICH WILL FEATURE ZONE 1 OF THE MUSEUM DISTRICT MADE UP OF THE MENIL COLLECTION, ROTHKO CHAPEL AND HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. ENJOY SPECIAL PROGRAMMING AND FOOD TRUCKS AS WELL AS A PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT, A WRITING WORKSHOP, TAI CHI CLASSES AND CONCERTS IN THE PARK PRESENTED BY DA CAMERA.
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Joseph Havel, Endless installation view, 2013
civilian award bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. 8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org
This educational wonderland offers 14 galleries including: Invention Convention, Kidtropolis, Cyberchase, Matter Factory, FlowWorks, PowerPlay, EcoStation, Cum Yah Gullah, McGovern Kid’s Hall, TotSpot, Building Zone, How Does It Work?, Inventors Workshop, Think Tank and Newton Know-How. Monday, January 27, the museum closes its doors to the general public and offers home school students unlimited access. 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org
Microbes: Invisible Invaders…Amazing Allies opens January 18. Explore the ecology and biology of microbes through 10 different exhibit stations.
10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org
The newly revamped Welch Hall of Chemistry is now open to tell the story of life in the universe as seen through the lens of chemistry utilizing modern technology rather than as the sometimes demure, formulaic discipline that is traditionally presented. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) and InterActive Theater Company present three afternoon performances of Peter and the Wolf. Presented by Martha Turner Properties, the interactive concert is free with a zoo admission. January 19 at 2, 3 and 4pm at the Brown Education Center Auditorium. Seating is limited.
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12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
The only university art museum in the nation dedicated to site-specific installation art. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org
Words and Things: Buddhist Texts and Ritual Objects from Japan, through January 12, comprises nearly 50 objects from a private collection. January 2, First Thursday Sketching where an MFAH teaching artist on hand with paper, pencils and clipboards leads a free, informal program. Happy Hour Thursdays – Free admission, drinks at a cash bar, local DJ spinning and food-truck bites from Ladybird Food Truck, January 9 and every Thursday through February from 6 – 8pm, make MFAH the place to be. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org
Thru January 4, Outside the Lines, kicking off CAMH’s 65th anniversary season, is a six-part exhibition series inspired by CAMH’s history that considers the present and future of abstract painting. Opening January 19, Art on the Lawn: Joseph Havel. January 24, a Lecture with Jack Whitten who will discuss his current body of work and some of the social histories that inform his practice. 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org
For over 50 years, the Jung Center has served as a nonprofit resource, a forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic and spiritual topics.
16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org
January 17, from the Czech Republic, the brass Orchestra Dechovka Moravska Jedenactka performs for dinner and dance in Prague Hall. 17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org
Founded in 1987 by Jill F. Hasling and her father, Dr. John C. Freeman, both Certified Consulting Meteorologists and Fellows of the American Meteorological Society. The nonprofit corporation was founded to respond to a need to educate the public about weather and weather safety. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org
Between History and New Horizons: Photographs of Women, Work and Community in Laos runs through February 9. What constitutes labor in this shifting economy and how do women depict their roles in it? Consisting of professional portraits and personal photographs, Between History and New Horizons: Photographs of Women, Work, and Community in Laos offers a window into the changing lives of rural, ethnic women. January 11, Musiqa presents Frozen Time, the first collaboration with the contemporary music group featuring music by composers Elena Firsova, Lei Liang and Karen Tanaka.
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ART HOUSES 1. wade wilson art 2. arts alliance
EXHIBITS EMAIL US AT EXHIBITS@002MAG.COM
2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151
18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099
DIMMITT CONTEMPORARY ART www.dimmittcontemporaryart.com 2525 Robinhood St. 281.468.6569
AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369 ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Opens January 10, W a r , Jang Soon Im ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 January 5 – 31, Sue Burke Harrington and Rosanne Hudson ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 Thru January 4, E v e r y d a y G r a c e by Sedrick Huckaby and F a llin g by Monica Vidal AVIS FRANK GALLERY www.avisfrank.com 1606 White Oak Dr., 713.231.8967 BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Thru January 31, c o n c r e t e - s p r in g , Troy Stanley BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 Thru January 31, K u d d it ji K n g w a r r e y e : L a n d s c a p e s in t h e F a m ily T r a d it io n DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com
DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 4102 Fannin, Suite 200, 713.223.8346 Opens January 11, S o n ic W o r k s D. M. ALLISON ART www.dmallisonart.com 2709 Colquitt 832.607.4378 January 4 – 25, Kelly Moran FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522 FRONT GALLERY www.frontgallery.com 1412 Bonnie Brae St. 713.298.4750 Thru January 7, T r im , Pedro Cruz G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547 GALLERY JATAD www.galleryjatad.com 1517 Blodgett St., 832.657.4328 Thru January 18, Jimmy Peña: Fleshed Out and Lisa Qualls: The Familiar Wilderness GALLERY M SQUARE www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070 GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 THE GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com
2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311 GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.869.7847 GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 Thru January 4, N o r t h C r e s t o n e C r e e k by Philip Tarlow HOUSTON ARTS ALLIANCE www.houstonartsalliance.com 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250 Opens January 9, Michael Bise: A r t is t ’s P ic k s Thru January 18, Lee Littlefield: S p e a k HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY www.hirambutler.com 4520 Blossom St. 713.863.7097 Thru January 4, C ir c a 1 9 9 4 , Matt Magee
HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru January 11, Robert Pruitt’s F ir s t C o n t a c t INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175 LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700 MAIN STREET PROJECTS www.mainstreetprojects.org 3617 Main St. 832.244.5469 McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988 McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com
MUSEUMS OF NOTE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940
HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912
ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2402 Munger St. 713.926.6368
ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526
HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526
BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blafferartmuseum.org 120 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston 713.743.9521 Thru January 29, W in d o w s in t o H o u s t o n : A n n a E lis e J o h n s o n S la n t w is e , O t h e r w is e
MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652
PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662 January 24 – 25, “ S o c ia l P r a c t ic e .S o c ia l J u s t ic e ” Symposium Save the Date, Eldorado Ballroom
GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org 2501 Market St. 409.763.2403 Thru January 5, Troy Woods: T h e S t o r y
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MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu/MuseumOfSouthernHistory 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY www.nmfh.org 415 Barren Springs Dr. 281.876.3063
STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com | 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900 UNIVERSITY MUSEUM www.umusetsu.org 3100 Cleburne Ave. 713.313.7145
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ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Anya Tish Gallery hosts Jang Soon Im’s War exhibit January 10 – February 8 with an opening reception on Friday, January 10, 6 –8pm. Korean-born artist Im features his most recent work in a solo exhibition including painting, sculpture, digital collage, video and installation. His fantastical images of warriors and staged historical battles are vivid with saturated color and pop-images from electronic media. He was influenced by the movies, television dramas and video games he watched growing up. His work is hard to forget, lingering in the mind like a game one has to finish.
3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671
PARKERSON GALLERY www.parkersongallery.com 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337
MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opens January 18, S e e m , Dan Sutherland Thru January 11, Gael Stack: F o r g e t - m e -
REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 January 4 – 26, Craig Lesser RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836 SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 1506 W. Alabama 713.529.1313 THE COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org | 1413 Holman 713.523.1616 THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278
nots | Ellen Tanner: A e s o p ’s F a b le s & O t h e r T a le s MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 281.497.8009 NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 832.830.8778 NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. Suite A 713.528.0664 O’KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St. @ UHD 713.221.8042
WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Opens January 10, H a r d E d g e : T h e n a n d Now WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082 XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846 ZOYA TOMMY CONTEMPORARY www.zoyatommy.com 4411 Montrose Blvd., Unit F 713.523.7424 Thru January 4, T ie m p o : Margarita Cabrera, Angela Kullus, Gil Rocha and Scott Rosenberg
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EVENT CORDÚA COOKBOOK LAUNCH WHERE AMÉRICAS RIVER OAKS The Cordúa family had plenty to celebrate at their cookbook launch. From 25 years in the business, to a bevy of successful restaurant openings, to the 20th anniversary of the Américas restaurant, the evening was a smashing success. The book features 100+ Cordúa recipes, family stories and photographs.
Photography by Daniel Ortiz
Chef David Cordua
Sylvia Gallegos, Mike Rosenthal, Nancy Flores Juan Deshon, Carlos Wheelock
Karl Heim, Katelyn English, Jenn Molina
Brendali Negron, Josh Espinedo, Bryan Correa
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GISH at the MOVIES
ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL… TAKE A FRIEND TO ONE.
IT’S JANUARY, SO IT IS TIME FOR MY ANNUAL FAVORITE MOVIE ROUNDUP! EACH YEAR I FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT SEGMENT OF OUR FINE CITY AND, BECAUSE I WANT MORE DRAMA IN MY LIFE, I DECIDED TO FOCUS ON PEOPLE IN THE LIVE THEATRE WORLD. A STANDING OVATION GOES TO THEM AND THEIR FAVORITE MOVIES! AS YOU’LL SEE, THEIR CHOICES ALL HAVE THE COMMON THREAD OF ENJOYING A GOOD STORY THAT’S TOLD WITH STRONG EMOTION – OR IN SOME CASES, A GOOD STORY THAT IS JUST PLAIN FUN. SHANNON EMERICK of Main Street Theater (www.mainstreettheater.com) likes Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V: “The incredible humanity that Branagh captured on film using Shakespeare’s extraordinary words, emotion and characters gave life to one of my favorite playwrights in a way that I can simply recall a moment from the film and be brought to tears.” Taking a break from the edgy theatre of her company, Mildred’s Umbrella (www.mildredsumbrella.com), JENNIFER DECKER has two favorite movies: “Xanadu is campy, and represents everything I loved about my childhood in the 1970s and 1980s and Love Actually covers every type of love that a person can experience and wish for.” KEVIN RIGDON of the Alley Theatre (www.alley theatre.org) chose Schindler’s List because it’s “a touching, beautiful and very human story told in a brilliant way with outstanding cinematography and use of black-and-white and color film. It’s a story that connects to me personally because my family is from Warsaw and I’ve walked that path and been in that ghetto.” Actor/Director ABBY KOENIG told me her favorite movie is Ghostbusters. “The plot is so unbelievable yet they find a way to make it seem plausible. It is one of the smartest comedies of all time, in character, dialogue and plot development.” Musician and Mildred’s Umbrella (www.mildreds umbrella) member ANDY MCWILLIAMS loves Rushmore because “the style of the film was fascinating and within all of the humor, and wonderful soundtrack, was the story of dedication and desire, longing and despair, depression and complete joy, and overcoming all of those things.” So there you have it: great recommendations from the stage for films. Happy 2-0-1-4 and I hope that you’ll see many art films! They are, indeed, good for the soul.
Sarah Gish is an artist/mama/connector/igniter who owns Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family and business enrichment company that champions culture, makes connections and ignites lives. She loves marketing but loves seeing people’s eyes light up with life even more. january 14 | www.002mag.com .35
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COVER CONTEST 002HOUSTON MAGAZINE HAS TRADITIONALLY OPENED ITS DECEMBER COVER TO LOCAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PAINTERS, ETC., FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT THIS YEAR WE CHANGED THE MONTH TO JANUARY WITH THE THEME OF NEW BEGINNINGS. WE ALSO ADDED TWO NEW COMPONENTS: A JURY OF PEERS TO PICK THE FINALISTS CONSISTING OF WAYNE GILBERT, ARTIST AND OWNER OF GGALLERY; APAMA MACKEY, OWNER OF APAMA MACKEY GALLERY; GONZO247, CO-FOUNDER, OWNER AND CHIEF OF OPERATIONS AT AEROSOL WARFARE STUDIOS; PHOTOGRAPHER SOFIA VAN DER DYS; AND FREELANCE WRITER NADIA MICHEL.
PLUS WE OFFERED TWO PRIZES. FIRST PLACE RECEIVES A $500 CASH PRIZE WHILE SECOND PLACE GETS AN IPAD® MINI. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! HERE ARE OUR WINNERS AND FINALISTS.
CHIRP by JIMMY HOUSTON The piece Chirp plays on the themes of inspiration, love and second chances. The tin man opens himself, not as an automaton with gears and moving parts, but as something more. He is an old soul. His telephone ear tunes in to the melodic chirps of the perched lovebird, coaxing its mate from the nest. Chirp is a work of mixed media on canvas that measures 24” x 30”. It is currently available for purchase at the Muir Fine Art Gallery in CityCentre. For information, call 713.722.0099.
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GOOD MORNING HOUSTON by EM SMITH My design conceptualizes the idea of starting a new day. Since coming to the US I’ve noticed that my husband, co-workers and other Houstonians love to drink coffee in the morning to start every new day with a burst of energy. This piece shows how the city of Houston looks forward to a new beginning on 2014.
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1. WHEN THE BLISTERING OF WINTER ENDS SPRING USHERS IN THE BEAUTIES. by EDGAR CUEVAS (@edicaves and @htx_ on Instagram) Spring always seem to be the perfect time for new beginnings. This piece represents that, as our state flower, the bluebonnet, is in full bloom and while the young lady embarks on a journey of newfound independence. 2. PERSEVERANCE by ALEX BARBER At the time I shot this, I was photographing some nearby work by Dual. I saw this bit of green pushing through the brick sidewalk when I had crouched down to get some low angle photos of the street art. I liked the contrast of the organic shape of the growth with the steady geometry of the bricks, and I appreciated nature doing its best to survive in the sunlight.
3. THE MAN & THE MOON – A NEW DAY WITHIN REACH by CHRISTI MINTER This photograph was taken on the shores of Freeport, TX. As the moon rose above the water, my cousin was walking along the water. I looked over and saw an opportunity to slow my shutter down to capture the moon and silhouette. I directed him to stand where he and the moon intersected!
4. MODERN EXPRESSION by RACHEL CASSIDY YATES I have been doing illustrations/portraits of tattoo models and body alterations because I feel that my generation has been evolving and changing more and more into this sort of “image.” Not only is it art, it is also about self-expression and the freedom to do so. I also enjoy doing it because I feel that the body is another canvas to work with. All of my illustrations are done with copic markers and prisma pencils.
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Interview by Lance Scott Walker
COLD THE MUSICAL WE PROFILED YOU(GENIOUS): THE MISFIT OF R&B MANY YEARS AGO ON THESE PAGES. HE’S BEEN BUSY DURING THAT TIME, AND WE FOUND OUT WHAT WITH – COLD: WHEN YOUR HEART BECOMES A HOLE.
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You’ve been working on this three years? Three long, painstaking years. What did the project come out of? What was the genesis of it? I just really like musicals and whatnot. I was watching some of these new musicals and they really suck, and I felt that I could do a better job, so I wanted to do that. The way I came up with the storyline was basically party crashing. We started out as buskers, which is a street performer. We started out with a boombox and no megaphone or anything like what we do now. We used to do it a capella and we’d have like three people at a time and we’d ask for tips. We were doing it on the street and we’d crash little patios, stuff like that. The noise ordinance has kinda taken that all away from us now. They chase you out, huh? Yeah, in Houston now there’s this noise ordinance where cops come through and fuck with you. You can get a ticket for busking on the street now! You have to buy a permit for that shit. So where would you busk, before the noise ordinance? Where were the hot spots that you found productive? Man, Grand Prize, Boondocks, Rudyard’s... all those places have outdoor patios — ’cause we didn’t wanna fuck with the inside business. We would just crash on patios. Eventually we got our sound system up – we have like three portable, large boomboxes that we tote around on dollies, and I use a megaphone, so it’s louder than it was before. Crazy. Yeah, it’s really crazy. My DJ dresses up in a bear suit, and I dress up how I want. You know, usually just something fun and fly. And you’ve incorporated that into COLD? Yeah, my main character is a homeless busker, so that’s what started to inspire the storyline. I knew I wanted to do a musical, and I was working with a composer named Danimal — we were doing some other stuff — and I was like, “Hey man, I got this idea for a musical,” and he was like, “Well, let’s do it. Fuck it.” So we started doing the musical and everything, and I know so many people around the city – I was like, “Man, this city is so talented.” And with GoREALah SOUL we just started pushing people collaborating with people. Because we did Summerfest a couple of times, and the first Summerfest we did, we had dancers and graffiti artists and we made it like this whole crazy production. We even had Dirty & Nasty come through and crash our set at Summerfest. They came in and crashed the party crasher’s set, did a few songs and then bounced out.
You’ve really got people from all over town. All kinds of different scenes and genres. All genres, man. I know people from everywhere. And you know, as a music lover, we don’t listen to just one type of music. There’s no way you could just listen to classic soul all the time because you’d get bored after a while. So I have a very broad musical spectrum. I listen to everything from opera to Marilyn Manson. I like all that shit, so I incorporate all these different people, and the musical is so diverse in its music – it’s not hiphop and it’s not soul... it’s just music. It’s what you were missing when you saw other musicals. Exactly. It’s all these different elements. And it’s very dark, too. Most of stuff, when I was party crashing or doing my solo stuff, was all sex-based or relationshipbased. I have other songs, too. I’m a songwriter, so I wanted to show the more mature side. I’m a grown-ass man. I’m not like an 18-year-old kid walkin’ around talking about fuckin’ hos. I mean... I am like an 18year-old walking around talking like that... but with some class. I was going to ask you about that dark stuff. I know that addiction is a theme in the musical and something that you talk about. Is that something that you draw from personal experience? I personally have never been addicted to drugs or whatnot. I did have a moment, when I was around 27 – I was sitting in a bar by myself, just getting drunk, because I lived across the street from it. I looked over and I see this dude and he’s got a big red nose, sitting there sipping on some whiskey. You know, he’s got that whiskey nose like he’s been drinkin’ since he was like 12 or some shit... Gin blossoms. Yeah! Gin blossoms, and smokin’ too many cigarettes, just lookin’ all miserable. And I was like, “Man, I do not want my life to be like that.” All the stuff in the musical is life experiences and stuff that happened to me, but I’ve known a couple of my homegirls and homeboys who have been addicted to cocaine, I knew one that overdosed on heroin... It affects all of us. Yeah, it does. So I’m no stranger to feeling addiction’s effects, whether it be my friends or whatever. So I stopped myself from becoming stuff like that. It takes tremendous willpower to cut down on your drinking and stop partying so much and just kind of mature. So Daniel Ross McKinney III did the composition, but you worked on the music with him, right? Yeah, I got all the musicians to come in, and some of the musicians, like Erin Rogers and Steve Aikey, they had stuff written already, ’cause I sent them the tracks and we did like session blocks where I’d be like, “Look,
man, you’re gonna come in in a month and we’re gonna lay this shit down.” Because everyone’s got such crazy schedules, and there’re so many different musicians that I wanted to work with. And then others, like Adam Martinez and Gustavo [Roman], they came in and did like freestyle sessions, which was tight. So I had them do like five or six different takes and I just kind of like spliced them together. I orchestrated, basically. So the musical is bring your own blanket? Yeah. The reason why we’re doing that is because I want to help keep the homeless of Houston warm in these winter months. People can bring jackets, they can bring pillows, they can bring suits or ladies makeup – anything that will help homeless people either stay warm or get a job so they don’t have to be cold anymore. I’m working with the Salvation Army, and that’s where everything’s going to go – to be donated to them. And none of the venues where I’m booking have heat or anything. The whole concept is – I call it “Imagination Cinema.” I want you to create a movie within your own mind. Nowadays, everywhere you go there’s TVs playing and there’s music playing, and everything going everywhere and everything’s all done for you. You know, back in the ’30s and the ’40s, people used to listen to radio for entertainment, so I wanted to kind of bring that back out, and that’s how the musical is. It’s not a live performance. It’s an all-audio play that I’ve recorded, and I had all the actors come in and we chopped everything up. And then Danimal went back in and scored it. So it’s pre-recorded music and live actors? There’re no live actors. Basically, the people come in and I’m gonna have them sit on cardboard boxes and lay on their blankets, so they actually become part of the musical. I’ll have adult beverages, and my homegirl’s makin’ hot cocoa. I’m gonna be walkin’ around with a bottle of brandy, spikin’ everything ... I got buskers that will do their thing during intermission, but that’s the only live aspect. So everybody kind of creates it in their mind. Yeah, that’s the whole concept. I want people to create. Everybody’s going to be hearing the same thing, but the experience of each person is gonna be different, you know? So you can create what the people are wearing, you can create what’s going on in the background. You just close your eyes and you envision it. That’s the concept I’m going for. Everyone’s been to a show before. It’s all the same shit. I just want something that I created. It’s a pretty cool feeling to be able to do something like that.
COLD: When Your Heart Becomes A Hole will take place on January 25 at Montrose Proper, 1505 Westheimer.| www.coldthemusical.com
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NONPROFIT | AN OPEN EXCHANGE | PEOPLE OF HOUSTON | SCENE
Photography by Nastacia Ellis
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by Nadia Michel
WHATCHA DOING AT RADIO LOLLIPOP? HOT 95-7’S SARAH PEPPER MAY BE BEST KNOWN FOR HER HILARIOUS (SERIOUSLY. CHECK IT OUT!) INTERVIEWS ON WHATCHA DOING AT THE COURTHOUSE? BUT THE STRAIGHT-SHOOTING DJ IS FAST BECOMING A SENSATION AT RADIO LOLLIPOP, CBS’S NONPROFIT PROJECT AT TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. PEPPER, AKA SALT AND PEPPER TO THE KIDDOS, IS SHARING HER GIFT FOR INDUCING SERIOUS GIGGLES WITH THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST. HOW IS ENTERTAINING KIDS DIFFERENT FROM ENTERTAINING ADULTS? Kids have no filter! I love that about them. You ask them a question they’re going to give you an honest answer. Like, “How much money do you think Mom makes?” “25 cents!” It’s two very different audiences, but I think entertaining kids is very, very difficult because a child does not mince words about what he likes or doesn’t like. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? One thing I absolutely love about it is that it’s volunteer based. Queen Lolli, who is in charge of it all, has volunteers who have been there for four years! Not to be on the radio, but because for at least two hours, they are a great distraction for these kids!
WAS THERE A PARTICULAR MOMENT THAT REALLY TOUCHED YOU? A mom and dad came upstairs and asked if I would go down with their daughter because she was having surgery the next day. She’s going through cancer, having chemotherapy and having surgery the next day and just being able to talk with her is so inspiring because all she wants to talk about is the time I met One Direction. I don’t want to cry in front of the kids but I cried all the way home. Everybody thinks they’re having such a bad day, and then you talk to a child who’s fourteen years old, battling a disease, and watching parents watching their child go through this, and it makes everything else in your life look so minuscule. So very small.
Radio Lollipop is a fully equipped, on-site radio station that broadcasts to patients’ rooms via Texas Children’s television system. It is a 100% volunteer-driven program that involves children in play and activities, using the sounds of radio to help stimulate the children’s imagination. Previous personalities who have volunteered include Blake Hayes (MIX 96.5), Mario Lopez (MEGA 101.1), Nick Wright and John Lopez from SportsRadio 610. To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH
by Tricia Harrison
Photography by Cody Bess
F YOU THINK THAT TEXANS’ OFFENSIVE TACKLE, DUANE BROWN – AT 6’4” AND 303 POUNDS – IS A TYPICAL FOOTBALL PLAYER, YOU’RE SADLY MISTAKEN. A POWERFUL MODERN-DAY GLADIATOR ON THE FIELD, HE’S STRIKINGLY SOFT-SPOKEN, CONSCIOUSLY HUMBLE AND DEEPLY SOULFUL. A THINKER, MEDITATOR AND ROMANTIC ALL ROLLED UP INTO ONE. A DEVOTED FAMILY MAN, BROWN SPEAKS REVERENTLY OF HIS DAUGHTER, WIFE AND MOTHER AND POSSESSES AN INNER KNOWING OF HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO GROW INTO THE BEST PERSON AND FOOTBALL PLAYER HE CAN BE. HIS DEVOTION TO HIS GROWTH IS WORKING. BROWN HAS GARNERED SUCH HONORS AS THE 2011 USA TODAY ALL-JOE TEAM, 2011 ALL PRO SECOND-TEAM, 2012 ALL PRO FIRST-TEAM, AND THE 2013 PRO BOWL. DISPLAYING HIS SWEET HUMILITY, HE ATTRIBUTES THESE ACHIEVEMENTS TO THE INFLUENCE OF HIS HAPPY AND HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL WIFE OF TWO YEARS. FOOTBALL IS WHAT BROWN DOES, BUT NOT WHO HE IS. WITH HIS HUGE HEART AND ALTRUISTIC PASSION, HIS IMPACT ON THIS WORLD WILL BE FAR-REACHING. WHETHER IT IS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD OR IN REAL LIFE, DUANE BROWN IS – SIMPLY PUT – A GAME CHANGER. Tricia Harrison: Describe your perfect day? Duane Brown: Bright skies, staying home with my wife [laughs] and watching TV all day. “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Scandal,” “Homeland.” My number one series of all-time is “The Wire.” Number two is “Breaking Bad” – can’t believe it is over. Harrison: If you could ask God for one favor, what would it be? Brown: To strengthen my mother’s health. I’ve watched her struggle for 8 years. She is a woman full of happiness and joy, but she’s lost her will to do a lot because of pain and illness. For her to be healthy would be the best thing in the world. Harrison: How do you feed your soul? Brown: Meditation. I try to take 10-15 minutes every morning. I read a book that gives me passages to think about as I meditate, like being grateful, putting out good energy into the universe. Just started it 2 or 3 months ago. Has really helped. I start the day calm, stress-free, with a good outlook. Harrison: What is your philosophy of life? Brown: To be respectful and kind to others and to live gratefully. It’s important to always be grateful for everything – breath, food, shelter – and to treat others right. Harrison: It can be difficult to be grateful when you’re going through a hard time.
Brown: It is. Like right now, people ask me things like “How are you sleeping? How do you manage?” I prepare as well as I can. I want to be great at what I do. I give my very best on Sunday, that’s all we can do. If you lose, you’re extremely disappointed, but life is so much bigger than that. When our coach passed out on the sidelines, everything was put into perspective immediately. It’s a game at the end of the day, there’s so much more you have to be thankful for. Harrison: What’s your definition of courage? Brown: Fighting for what you believe in and sticking to it, realizing that fear will be there, but facing it and fighting regardless. Having the courage to grow as a person is something I’ve developed over the last year. I thought that being a certain way was right, but I was afraid of change. The unknown sticks in my heart, and a lot of people’s hearts. It’s a beautiful thing when you’re able to embrace it and just go with the flow. Harrison: If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Brown: Martin Luther King, Jr., the epitome of someone with courage. To have the ability to do what he did, the way he did it, during that time period, so peacefully, but so strong. I would definitely want to pick his brain and implement whatever he could teach me with my own life. Harrison: What’s your biggest pet peeve? Brown: Conceited people with huge egos. I’ve reached a place in my life I could only dream of when
I was young. I’ve always been respectful of everyone I come into contact with, no matter who they are or what they do. It’s the right way to be. I’ve never understood successful people who look down on people, especially when you’re from humble beginnings. We could all be in each other’s shoes with the change of one or two decisions we’ve made. Harrison: You’re eating at a table with five others and they are all deceased. Who is sitting there with you? Brown: Martin Luther King, King Tut, Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Tupac Shakur. Harrison: What would you be if you weren’t a football player? Brown: I’ve been playing football every year since I was 6; it’s something I’ve wanted to do all my life. But, I feel like my purpose is much bigger than football. Harrison: What do you think your purpose is? Brown: Not sure, still searching for it. If I had had my career and could do anything, I would love to be a motivational speaker to the youth, especially to young men. Today’s youth are lost. I spoke to our rookies a few weeks ago and told them how my first couple of years were in the League, how I grew as a person, and they were shocked and couldn’t imagine me being any other way than the way I am now. I told them you have to grow. You have to realize the opportunities you have and take advantage of them.
Founder and CEO of Catalyst Coaching + Consulting, a boutique coaching and consulting firm, Tricia Harrison is a lawyer, writer, motivational speaker, life coach, consultant, and champion of our triumphant human spirit.
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PEOPLE OF HOUSTON
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
TAMIKA FLETCHER Part of town you live in: Midtown Origin: Texarkana Occupation: DIY Expert and Founder of Earth’s Nectar Products and Natural Resources Salon
HAILI PUE Part of town you live in: Downtown Occupation: Fashion | Wardrobe Stylist + Fashion Columnist + Blogger
Where is your favorite place to shop? Anthropologie and Hobby Lobby. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? A new home with an Olympic pool. What is one thing you can’t live without? Neutrogena Makeup Remover Face Wipes. What is your favorite movie? Trading Places with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. What’s your favorite souvenir? Zip-up hoodies; especially the ones that you find at airports. Best drive? New Orleans from Houston. What is the last book you read? Lean In.
What’s your favorite trend? Leather leggings. How would you describe your style? Structured and chic; I am very simple when it comes to color – my entire closet is mostly black. What celebrity would you like to get style tips from? Blake Lively. Where would you like a vacation home? In Sicily or in Perth, Australia, on the Swan River. What’s your signature scent? Cartier Baiser Vole. Best drive? From Houston to College Station, I always love going back to Aggieland.
CHUCK PALANIAPPAN Part of town you live in: Cypress Origin: India Occupation: Businessman – InTec of Houston Metro
WALTER DE CESARIS Part of town you live in: Northwest Origin: Argentina, Italian roots Occupation: Momentum BMW West-Sales
Who is your favorite musician? Michael Bublé What was your most embarrassing moment? My wife has had enough of those moments for the both of us. What is your favorite movie? Training Day. What kind of pet do you have? German shepherd named Ryu. What celebrity would you like to get style tips from? George Clooney. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Many things but going to the Water Wall with my wife for Valentine’s Day in 2004 comes to mind. 44. january 14 | www.002mag.com
Who is your favorite musician? Lalo Schifrin. What is your favorite movie? The Story of Benjamin Button. How would you describe your style? Conservative. What is the last book you read? The Bible. What was the best concert you ever attended? Al Jarreau. Where is your favorite place to hang out? Music Room. What’s your signature scent? Bond #9.
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LOCAL BAUBLES HOUSTON IS ON THE MAP FOR OIL, GAS, ENERGY, FOOD, JEWELRY DESIGN. WAIT – WHAT? YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. JEWELRY DESIGN. I STARTED TO NOTICE A RISE IN REQUESTS FROM LOCAL JEWELRY DESIGNERS COMBINED WITH A FEW I WAS NOTICING IN NATIONAL MAGAZINES SO WE GATHERED AS MANY AS WE COULD AND WERE SURPRISED BY HOW MANY HAD JEWELRY IN THEIR BLOOD, WERE LED TO DESIGN SPIRITUALLY AND FRANKLY BY JUST HOW HAPPY AND GRATEFUL THIS GROUP IS. I THINK I WANT TO COME BACK AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER IN MY NEXT LIFE. By Carla Valencia de Martinez
J. LANDA Jay Landa started out as a storeowner, but today, 15 years in the business, he’s an expert. It’s not just jewelry to him; it’s an opportunity for each and every one of his clients to “share their story.” Confronted with his lease coming up in the place he’s been at since day one, Landa made a decision to go big or go home and it’s paying off. His newly revamped and relaunched store (same place, new design and new name) is a masculine jewel box created by Dennis Brackeen, owner of Kirby & Co. From herringbone marble floors, to custom-made display cases and lacquered blue walls accented with antique Chinese panels, the space is one-of-a-kind – kind of like its owner Jay. Inevitably Jay started designing pieces too. “I like to design for women,” he explains, “but there’s nothing dainty about my work. They are statement pieces.” He also designs a men’s collection we are huge fans of, using vintage amulets, saints and charms. Photography by Phoebe Rourke-Ghabriel 46. january 14 | www.002mag.com
Jay Landa | 2412 Rice Blvd. | www.jsilverdesigns.com
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Brandi and Kelly
Photography by Cody Bess
Sister duo Kelly and Brandi are those inherently cool girls who don’t look like they try. They share a blog called Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno, a lifestyle blog where they share their trips, hair advice + tutorials (Brandi owns Do or Dye salon on Washington), the things they wear (they sell cool summer surfer clothes on their website), places around town, what they are jammin’ to, well-designed homes, events, photoshoots and the skills of their friends and more. They are basically a plethora of creativity. Kelly studied graphic design at Texas Tech in Lubbock and does most of the design, and they have a guy who creates their cut key necklaces and rad rings and jewelry. Their style is very much their own which is apparent in their blog and on their site. They are starting small and we expect big things from these sisters in 2014. Check them out.
NINI JEWELS Third-generation jewelry designer Nini Hale comes from an artistic Thai family whose clients have included celebrities, art collectors and sophisticated jewelry lovers from around the globe. Based in Houston and with a family-owned factory in Thailand, Nini sketches every piece by hand before it becomes a reality, with her original designs “colored in” by the finest stones available on earth. Each piece is original, with a commitment to a truly modern art form with roots in the ancient world. www.ninijewels.com Photography by Jenny Antill january 14 | www.002mag.com .47
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DE PETRA Lorena and Cynthia are the sister duo behind the magical creations that are De Petra. I have known these girls for many years and have watched them grow and create a passion into a career. They painstakingly weave, bead, sew, mold and hammer the most authentically one-of-akind pieces in a little blue studio reminiscent of Frida Kahloâ€™s Casa Azul in Mexico City. It is an inspiration to watch them create their spiritual and magical collections. Bohemian yet luxe, rocker and edgy â€“ their pieces combine metal based on ancient techniques of metal work with minerals, leather and colored threads. They have been collaborating with Anthropologie for a number of years and host regular trunk shows. www.depetra.com
Photography by Gabriella Nissen
ARMENTA Emily Armenta is probably one of the first jewelry designers to come out of Houston. She started her company in 2002 and is inspired by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, moved by his passion and understanding of the power of creativity in all its forms, especially in the way of the duende, a spirit of unpredictable passions that surges within us, and how it manifests itself as a creative force. Armenta designs in 18k and 22k yellow gold, 18k rose gold and midnight oxidized sterling silver with diamonds and gemstones. Armenta is a true artist mixing her own gold to create the perfect color. I love her message and pursuit of passing on opportunities. www.armentacollection.com
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HALLEH Halleh Amiralai started designing jewels in 2008 after taking a few goldsmithing classes in New York City. “I realized quickly that my designs and approach using a deep 18k yellow gold made my pieces unlike any other fine jewelry on the market,” she told us. A traveler by heart, her experiences and relaxed lifestyle paved the way for a collection that was snapped up by www.net-a-porter.com. “They are still carrying my pieces today and we have expanded tremendously through them to gain international recognition in both the European and Asian markets, besides the U.S.” In 2014 Halleh plans on traveling to South Africa and India. “India is one of my favorite places in the world and I am continuously inspired by the culture and detailed architecture every time I visit. Discovering a new place can be both riveting and disorienting. I always make sure to ask a local about their favorite place to lunch or dine. Locals always know the best and most authentic spots in their city where you won’t find any tourists.” Halleh works with hard-to-find Persian turquoise, various precious stones, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, lapis and a deep 18k yellow gold. Her pieces can be found at Sloan Hall locally.
FRASIER STERLING I can’t imagine what could be more fun than growing up visiting a grandmother who was a jewelry designer in the 80s and playing in her closets full of vintage beads or then maybe growing up to be a jewelry designer. Frasier shares, “Growing up, my little sister and I spent a lot of time at her house. I would stay up all night making necklaces and lose my sister after 30 minutes. In the time it took her to make one necklace I had designed an entire collection, turned the staircase into a runway and dressed all of our cousins up in the jewelry I had made for a fashion show.” Fast forward to present day and, after working in LA at Fred Segal and getting constant compliments, her boyfriend motivated her to start her own line, which had never crossed Frasier’s mind. Three years after she created her first line sheets Frasier Sterling is in over 100 stores all over the world. Celebs like Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba and Allesandra Ambrosio wear her pieces. www.frasiersterling.com
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ILA & I
Photography by Cody Bess
Over homemade breakfast made by Vikas (egg white scramble with tomato and onions) in the quiet, tucked away Victorian home of Ila, I was led into the most colorfully vivid story. The story starts in Rajasthan, India, in a Haveli (the ancestoral residences where multi-generations of a family lived together) that Ila and Vikas would frequent growing up. Their particular Haveli had stood over 200 years and had seen a number of different rulers and eras and carried with it an innate culture and history too strong not to have a hold over Vikas and Ila these siblings. Ila stayed within her family’s jewelry business, specifically diamonds, designing bridal bands and custom pieces, while Vikas studied at MIT and was a part of many a technology startup. After the last one bankrupted, Vikas found himself in India for what was to be a month, but quickly turned into a year, of jewelry immersion. Upon his return to the States, full of the inspiration he gathered, ila & i was born. Vikas is trained in the ancient practice of watercoloring his designs which act as architectural drawings for his pieces. The work is long and meticulous, but the result is an art that is quickly dying. In 2014 the pair hope to sell their line in a large department store (Bergdorf’s or Barney’s, anyone?) as well as begin offering custom design collaborations with their clients. Their work is greatly inspired by Indian architecture, paintings and art. www.ila&i.com
REBECCA LANKFORD This indie darling has been making jewelry for over 15 years. It started out as a hobby while she worked fulltime as a paralegal but as friends started requesting her work and then a local art gallery (Koelsch Gallery) picked her up followed by Tootsies and Area, she realized she couldn’t continue to work full-time while cranking out her hand-made pieces from her kitchen table. Today she has 10+ employees and turned her hobby into a career with over 50 stores nationwide and internationally. Lankford continues to find inspiration in the same things as when she started. “It’s always been continuously the same. I don’t really look towards what’s happening in the fashion industry. It happens to blend in with it every time, but I’m more inspired by nature and my faith.” Lucky for Houstonians, her partner, in more ways than one, Russell pushed her to get back out there and host trunk shows which she has been doing a fair share of this past year. Lankford hopes to grow as an artist developing her relationships with her stores in 2014, allowing her create more one-of-a-kind work. www.rebeccalankforddesigns.com
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KATIE DESIGN Katie Scott stumbled into jewelry design by accident. An already successful interior designer, in 2008, when asked by Domino magazine about her credentials, Katie simply answered, “They’re a gift from God.” Her sincere answer resonated with readers so much that she started getting emails from people inspired by her. Katie was going through a divorce at around the same time and in essence had turned herself over to God. She started journaling and documenting this experience (her book is being published right now as well) and at the same time started picking up vintage medals and religious relics while searching for goods for her interior design clients. When she noticed there wasn’t a modern, high-end spiritual jewelry line out there, she decided to make it. The line launched last month and is in Sloan Hall. She still works as an interior designer as well.
CLAIRE WEBB Webb’s style is more of jewelry as art. She’s enchanted by the materials she uses which isn’t surprising considering her love of making jewelry came almost accidentally. She was taking photography at the University of Houston in 2000 when she was shown an amazing metal bra made with motorized tassels, crazy layers and texture – and that’s all it took. “I especially love metals for their durability, malleability and precious place in the cultural language of objects.” Her glitter pieces are among her favorites. (They are mine as well.) Like many of the jewelers on this page, she shares the idea that “jewelry graciously accepts our personal and sentimental associations and holds them tight for us in an often small, durable and finely wrought form.” Webb captures the essence of the emotions we associate with jewelry perfectly. She makes everything except the casting and some of the stone settings but hopes to move this in-house soon. You can find her shop at Houston Makerspace. www.houstonmakerspace.com
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EVENT 4TH ANNIVERSARY WHERE HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE
Hearsay celebrated its 4th anniversary with local fans in the historically restored building. The W. L. Foley Building designed by prolific Texas courthouse architect Eugene T. Heiner was built in 1889 and was restored by the buildingâ€™s former owner Lee Benner.
Photography by www.lastnightpics.com
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EVENT FIRST NIGHT MARKET WHERE ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER The Asia Society Texas Center held its first night market to a crowd of over 1,600. The fall evening was the perfect backdrop for examples of Southeast Asian Weaving, Asian crafts and Filipino/Indian- and Vietnamese-themed street food. The event drew a multi-ethnic, multi-generational crowd, many from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Photography by www.lastnightpics.com
EVENT A CHRISTMAS CARE-ALL: PAST, PRESENTS AND FUTURE WITH THE BLACK SHEEP AGENCY WHERE SPRING STREET STUDIOS With over 400 guests, 800 toy and book donations, $230 donated from the production of G i v e a Dam n t-shirts (thanks to Black Swan Screen Printing); $1,000 donated from Primer Grey’s Pie Toss booth and Improv Station (with Station Theater); $2,300 donated from the event silent auction – it’s safe to say that the Black Sheep’s Christmas Care-All was a smashing success! 0 0 2 hous t on m agaz ine was proud to be the media sponsor. Photography by Black Sheep Agency
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FAT FINDS | MENTERTAINMENT | THINGS I LOVE | DESTINATION
Photography by Arthur Garcia/ Select Studios
On a cold winter night in late November local aspiring fashion designer Paola Contreras presented her debut collection for her line Inclán to a select audience. The setting was a warehouse in the Heights area and the runway was made up of green Astroturf while guests sat on bleachers to view Athletic Cubism. Paola wanted the whole experience to have the athletic feel of the collection itself. Paola isn’t your typical young woman who wants to be in the fashion world, which is so common today. This is a woman who graduated with a degree in International Business and worked in her chosen field for years. Once she accepted that she’d never be happy if she didn’t follow her passion, which has always been fashion, she quit her job (working with her father) and enrolled at the Art Institute. “I didn’t go into it thinking ‘oh, I’m going to be a designer’. I thought I’m going to learn how clothing is made so that if I own my own business in fashion I’ll really understand the ins and outs of the industry.” www.inclanfashion.com Hair and Makeup by Vanity Lounge
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STYLED BY MarziFat PHOTOGRAPHED BY Sofia van der Dys HAIR & MAKEUP Bianca Linette PAGE 713 MODEL Isabelle Wilson
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YOU KNOW HOW THEY SAY CHRISTMAS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR? WELL, I’M GOING TO HAVE TO PUT JANUARY RIGHT UP THERE ON THAT LIST BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST MONTH TO SCORE ON SALES. AND LET’S BE REAL, WHO WANTS TO PAY FULL PRICE ON ANYTHING WHEN WE JUST GOT FINISHED WITH THE HOLIDAYS? SO I FIGURED, IN HONOR OF MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR, I WOULD DEDICATE THIS MONTH TO SALE ITEMS. I recently had the chance to check out a new boutique, Azuz, in Rice Village. If you haven’t gone yet, check them out. They carry some great designers including One Teaspoon and Suboo. (I’ve always had to order those brands online – not anymore!) Both outfits that I’ve styled here are from Azuz, and everything head-totoe is ON SALE! So go out and grab a few sale finds ... you can thank me later! www.azuzboutique.com
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YOUR TOES! By Vico Puentes
Photography by Kennon Evett
It’s that time of the year when gym memberships skyrocket and you can bet that it will get crowded! Sometimes the simplest equipment gives the most challenging workout. The C9 Core AB WHEEL targets the core and although it’s not a miracle machine it can be a great addition to a cardio and weights regimen. Available at Target. Target.com
SPENGLISH envisions creating a universe where cultures are exposed and welcomed in a more contemporary and bias-free lifestyle. Their colorful sense of humor is found on graphic tees, sweatshirts and other apparel. Made of 100% premium cotton with a special double wash for a soft feel. Check out their full collection and collaborations at spenglish.net.
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BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS SEEM TO ACCOMPANY EVERY PROMOTIONAL WORKOUT REGIMEN AND FITNESS EQUIPMENT MARKETED TO THE MASSES. HEALTH AND FITNESS BLOGGER MARK GONZALES HAS UTILIZED SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE HIS REAL AND INSPIRATIONAL “BEFORE-AND-AFTER” PHOTO SERVING AS A GREAT MOTIVATOR FOR ANYONE EXPLORING HEALTHY EATING AND FITNESS. CHECK OUT HIS BLOG FOR RECIPES, FITNESS TIPS AND SOME HUMOR AT MARKGLIVING.COM.
Preparation is the key to a healthy diet and packing a lunch should make it as easy as possible. This RUBBERMAID LUNCHBLOX SANDWICH kit is BPA-free and the containers snap together in multiple configurations to make the best use of the space in your lunch box or bag. They are microwave- and freezer-safe; your food stays chilled with snap-in, Blue Ice inserts. Available at target.com.
LUMOSITY is the leading online brain training program designed to improve core cognitive abilities such as memory, attention and fluid intelligence. Based on the science of neuroplasticity and personalized for each user, Lumosity training enables users to remember more, think faster and perform better at work, school and in everyday life. Phone application available in the Apple App Store.
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EVENT TEAMMATES FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER WHERE GRACELY RESIDENCE
Guests joined Garth Brooks and Troy Aikman, through their foundation Teammates for Kids, at the home of Mary and Tony Gracely to raise funds to help renovate the Child Life Zone at Texas Children’s Hospital. An intimate cocktail reception and dinner provided an incredible opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with the superstars while helping raise more than $1 million for Texas Children’s Child Life Department. Teammates for Kids Foundation has worked with over 3,500 athletes from every popular professional sport to develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children’s charities. Photography by Jenny Antill
Troy Aikman, Mark and Shannon Wallace, Garth Brooks
Craig and Patty Biggio, Mary and Tony Gracely
Matt and Laurie Schaub
John Arnold, Courtney Sarofim, Laura Arnold
Jennifer Brown, Dianne Hutmacher
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THINGS I LOVE
YOU ARE PROBABLY CAUGHT UP IN BEING A BETTER PERSON, WORKING OUT, LOSING WEIGHT, PUTTING DOWN YOUR SMARTPHONE OR EATING BETTER AS WE START 2014. WELL, YOU’RE IN LUCK BECAUSE I’M GOING TO HELP YOU EAT BETTER! HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS I PLAN TO EAT THROUGH THIS MONTH.
By Carla Valencia de Martinez
Photography by Gabriella Nissen
Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle was made for me. There’s nothing I love more than those crunchy, almost overcooked brownie bits in the corners and at the bottom of the pan – these are just that but on purpose and cut into thin, perfect squares. Available at Kroger and Central Market.
Contributing photographer Gabriella Nissen loves her ZOKU SLUSH AND SHAKE MAKER. “Zoku is a fun, easy way to stir up all kinds of frozen treats like fruit smoothies, milkshakes, iced coffee and adult beverages – the possibilities are endless! To use, remove the frozen inner core from the freezer and place it in to the outer sleeve, pour in your ingredients, mix and scrape the cup with the included spoon, and watch as the slush freezes before your eyes!”
I’m a little jealous of Tallent Ricca’s mad ambition to make the most artisan confections with an authentic hand-made quality like she saw while in college in Lugano, Switzerland. Today she’s 100% in it to win it. She’s as sweet as her amazing cookies! Ricca Cookies at www.riccacookies.com.
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Agrumato Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil is well worth the $20ish price tag. It brightens a sandwich on freshly made baguette (from World Catering on Silber because it’s the best in town) as well as a simple pasta with arugula and pecorino.
I’VE NEVER BEEN A HUGE FAN OF ALREADY POPPED POP CORN BECAUSE I CAN’T QUITE UNDERSTAND WHY ON EARTH YOU CAN’T POP YOUR OWN? BUT THIS STUFF IS ADDICTIVE. SWEET, SAVORY AND SPICY – MY FAVORITE “S”. DEMWHIT’S MANNA IS AVAILABLE AT CENTRAL MARKET.
Graeter’s all-natural ice cream with pure cane sugar and whole cream, handcrafted two gallons at a time using the century-old French pot process, is decadent. The Salted Caramel flavor makes me weak at the knees! Although it’s been sold in Graeter’s stores for more than 100 years, it wasn’t in grocery stores until now. Another reason to love Kroger.
Locally made Vietnamese coffee, Caphin is creamy delicious hand-roasted, brewed and bottled artisan coffee perfection, sweetened with condensed milk. www.caphin.com
Oh Hot Damn! Jellies and Jams will rock you to your core. Seriously. Plain Ol’ Habanero, Raspberry Habanero Jelly, Strawberry Habanero Jelly – oh my! BOOM! I just changed your peanut butter and jelly deliciousness to something you could have never imagined. www.ohhotdamn.com
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INDIA, SPLURGE AND STEAL
By Sandra Ramani
Taj Falaknuma Palace INCE THE OPENING OF MUMBAI’S ICONIC TAJ MAHAL PALACE 114 YEARS AGO, THE TAJ BRAND HAS GROWN TO INCLUDE LUXURY HOTELS IN ALL OF INDIA’S KEY TOURIST DESTINATIONS, ALONG WITH INTERNATIONAL SPOTS LIKE BOSTON, LONDON, THE MALDIVES AND CAPE TOWN. THOUGH MANY OF THEIR MOST FAMOUS PROPERTIES ARE IN HISTORIC PALACES – INCLUDING SOME STILL-IN-USE ROYAL HOMES – IN RECENT YEARS, TAJ HAS LAUNCHED OFFSHOOT BRANDS THAT OFFER THE SAME LEVELS OF SERVICE AND QUALITY, AT NOT-QUITE-SO-PRINCELY PRICES. On a recent trip east, we got to check out one of Taj’s most recent Palace hotels, as well as a new Vivanta by Taj resort in an up-and-coming beachside destination. Paired together, the hotels offer a splurge and a steal – and insight into two sides of India.
THE SPLURGE “Preserve as much a possible” was the mantra during the restoration of Taj Falaknuma Palace, an 1894 structure that opened as a hotel in late-2010. Once the home of the ruling Nizams (and still owned by the royal family), the hilltop palace – whose name means “mirror of the sky” – is an ornate Baroque masterpiece, complete with colonnade-lined courtyards, a library filled with priceless books and a dining table that seats 101 guests. Following a renovation overseen by the current Princess herself, both the public areas and the 60 guest rooms feature original elements like Burmese teak, fine marble and antique fixtures, while the two restaurants – one Italian-inspired, one gourmet Indian – offer panoramic city views. www.tajhotels.com
THE DESTINATION The capital of Andhra Pradesh state, Hyderabad is one of the country’s most distinctive cities, full of sig-
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nature architecture, cuisine and artisan traditions in the historic center, and a booming high-tech industry in the expanding suburbs. As one of the southernmost spots to be under Muslim rule (and during British Colonial times, a princely state), the city has beautiful examples of centuries-old buildings, including the Golcunda Fort and Charminar Tower. In the tangled markets around the tower, you’ll find handcrafted bangles, hand-embroidered fabrics and countless wholesale and retail pearl shops. (Hyderabad’s nickname is “City of Pearls.”) Don’t miss the famous biriyani, a slow-cooked rice dish made with yogurt, spices and chicken or lamb.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES From the horse-drawn chariot ride and rose petalshower guests receive upon arrival to the impeccable service from your personal butler, it’s the royal treatment all the way at Falaknuma. The hotel is also dedicated to showcasing the best of the city so, through their concierge connections and partnerships with tour operators like Greaves Travel, they can arrange things like access to a pearl wholesaler, a visit to a textile expert/tailor for a custom fitting, a personal perfume-making session and behind-the-scenes foodie tours. On-property activities like floral-arranging classes, traditional Afternoon Tea, tours of the main Palace and nightly live Sufi music help bring the history to life.
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THE STEAL Located on the northwest coast of the southern state of Kerala, Vivanta by Taj, Bekal is set on 26 lush acres tucked between a palm tree-lined backwater river and a wide stretch of golden, Arabian Sea-fronted beach. The resort opened in 2012 in a hidden-away area that doesn’t have any other name-brand accommodations – making it an ideal place for a relaxing family or romantic getaway. The 71 rooms and villas are done in a Bali-meets-Kerala style; many rooms have hammocks or private terraces, while the cottage-style villas have plunge pools, outdoor showers and outdoor lounge space where you can enjoy a private BBQ. Dining options range from a beachside restaurant for fresh seafood and a poolside traditional grill, to the all-day dining Latitude with Continental and South Indian menus, and a tusk-inspired Ivory bar for cocktails and small plates. Best of all, rates here often start at under $200. www.viviantabytaj.com
THE DESTINATION The small-but-bustling town of Bekal is about a two-hour drive from the closest major airport in Mangalore, which offers connection to larger gateways like Hyderabad, Mumbai and
Chennai. Though parts of Kerala like Cochin and Kovalam Beach have long been popular tourist destinations (known for beaches, history, wildlife reserves and Ayurvedic spas), this part of the state is still relatively sleepy – so you won’t feel like you have to pack your itinerary with sightseeing.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES Must-do activities at the resort include kayaking along the private backwaters, taking a cooking class, lazing on the beach or around the pool, and indulging at the serene Jiva Spa, which specializes in Indian therapies using herbal remedies and ingredients. Off-site, don’t miss a visit to the 17th-century, keyhole-shaped Bekal Fort, where you can climb along walls and towers and through moats, then enjoy a resort-packed picnic overlooking the sea. Nature lovers can spend a day at Thonikadavu, a familyowned forest reserve where you can hike to waterfalls, learn about indigenous plants and sip fresh coconut water, while foodies will enjoy an early-morning visit to a nearby fishing village with the hotel’s chef, to watch the boats come in with fresh catch and the lively fish auctions.
Vivanta by Taj, Bekal
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TOOLS AND GADGETS | WHERE TO LIVE NOW | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Photography by Gabriella Nissen
DESIGN THE PLANNER
Inspirational quotes open each month inside Kate Spade’s planner.
Clockwise from Kate Spade black and white striped planner @ www.katespade.com Lilly Pulitzer pocket agenda daily planner @ www.lillypulitzer.com Paper Craze 17-month calendar with graphic triangle design Purple Moleskin weekly diary/planner and black Moleskin daily diary planner @ Kuhl-Linscomb Neon pink desk diary planner by Graphic Image @ Kuhl-Linscomb Presto! Self-stick calendar @ Kuhl-Linscomb
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THESE LITTLE BOOKS HOLD THE POTENTIAL OF A NEW YEAR, HELPING US STAY ORGANIZED, REMEMBER DATES, EVEN JOURNAL IMPORTANT MOMENTS. ALTHOUGH SMART PHONES HAVE THEIR OWN LITTLE BUILT-IN CALENDARS THAT SYNC WITH EVERYTHING EXCEPT YOUR BRAIN – THE GOOD OLD PLANNER WILL ALWAYS HOLD ITS PLACE IN OUR HEARTS.
Festive illustrations are found throughout Lilly Pulitzer’s agenda.
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TOOLS AND GADGETS
KORUS™ WIRELESS SPEAKER Tech gadgets without wires can make things simple. Especially audio speakers as you don’t need to wire the cables through walls. Wireless audio is about as simple as it can get with the Korus portable powered speaker system. You don’t have to download an app, program your devices or do anything complicated. Just insert one of the included Korus Baton audio transmitters into your iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad®. The Baton has all the software necessary to stream audio from your device to the speaker. Korus has two models – the V600 and V400 – which feature an angled speaker array for a wide soundstage. Music, Internet radio, game sound effects and more come through loud and clear with a range of up to 65 feet thanks to SKAA wireless technology. No setup, no pairing, no passwords. No problem. V600 $449 | V400 $349
BLYNK CAMERA Time-lapse photography is becoming popular as it allows you to record for extended periods of time while also allowing speedy viewing. You can watch hours of video in minutes (which is perfect for ADHD types like me). Blynk is a small camera that can be worn or placed anywhere to capture any moments using time lapse. Wear it around your neck while hiking or at an amusement park or set it to spy on your dog or a child’s first experiences. The camera’s technology links together hundreds of pictures, forming a cohesive, time-lapse movie. Once captured you can view images frame-by-frame and save individual shots. $129
KITCHEN SAFE How do you stop temptation by using technology? The Kitchen Safe is the world’s first time-lock container designed to help people avoid snacking on junk food, unplug from electronics or distance themselves from other temptations. Simply place an item in the Kitchen Safe, close the lid and set the timer. Once the timer is set, and the button is pressed, you’re locked out until the timer reaches zero. Originally designed for food, the applications expand to all kinds of things – locking away video games or cell phones is a great way to stay focused when it’s family time or when you need to work. $49
MICHAEL GARFIELD is known as “The High-Tech Texan .” His radio program airs on KPRC weekdays from 12pm-2pm and ®
Saturdays 11am-2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.
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WHERE TO LIVE NOW
HIGHLAND VILLAGE TUCKED INTO A NOOK BEHIND ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST UPSCALE SHOPPING CENTERS, HIGHLAND VILLAGE, SIT BEAUTIFUL HOMES WITH MANICURED LAWNS IN ONE OF THE MOST WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN TOWN. MADE UP OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS PREDOMINANTLY: LYNN PARK, WESLAYAN PLAZA, OAK ESTATES AND AFTON OAKS. A FOODIE’S DREAM WITH A VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS BOTH OLD SCHOOL AND NEW. THERE’S ALSO ONE OF THE UTMOST SPECIALTY STORES, CENTRAL MARKET, WHOLESALERS DREAM COSTCO AND EVEN THE EASTSIDE FARMERS MARKET ON WEEKENDS. THE PICTURESQUE LOOSCAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVES THE VILLAGE RESIDENTS AS WELL AS NEIGHBORING RIVER OAKS. THE AREA IS ALSO SOON TO BE HOME TO THE HIGHEST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING (AT 40+ STORIES HIGH) ON WEST ALABAMA AT WESLAYAN.
3115 NEWCASTLE DR. HANOVER GP LLC 713.580.1020 | $1,799,000
PUBLIC SCHOOLS INCLUDE: RIVER OAKS ELEMANTARY LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL
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4619 IVANHOE MARTHA TURNER PROPERTIES 713.520.1981 | $1,690,000
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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Photography by Jill Hunter
WASHINGTON AVENUE PILATESâ€™ new space makes working out a beautiful experience in more ways than one. Located in the old Anheuser Busch warehouse (which is now Silver Street Studios on Edwards), the space is warm and inviting. Owner Hilary Opheim collaborated with 002houston editor Carla Valencia, who was an Interior Designer in another life, to create her dream Pilates studio. Anchoring the space is a cluster of vintage chandeliers which greet clients at the entry and twinkle with a warm glow. Warm gray wood floors give a homey feeling throughout the ample studio which also has a lounge area for instructors and clients to catch up. Along the length of one wall were existing framed panels that were kept original and painted with chalkboard paint to write inspirational quotes on. www.wapilates.com
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Downtown Holocaust Museum Galleria Uptown Park River Oaks Park Rice Village Highland Village Memorial City Town & Country Village CityCentre Sam Houston Race Park Katy Mills Sugar Land Zoo Museum District George Bush Intl. Airport Hobby Airport Space Center Houston Kemah Miller Outdoor Theatre Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Museum of Fine Arts Childrenâ€™s Museum
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EVENT CANCERFORWARD’S WE CAN GO FORWARD LUNCHEON 2013 WHERE RIVER OAKS COUNTRY CLUB Forty years to the week that he lost a leg to bone cancer, cancer survivor and cancer caregiver Ted Kennedy Jr. visited Houston to keynote CancerForward’s luncheon. More than 300 cancer survivors, caregivers and their friends heard him speak, while raising $300,000 for The Foundation For Cancer Survivors. This nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy Sr. held the crowd in rapt attention as he recounted his own battle with sarcoma at age 12, and the isolation and fear he encountered at the time. Photography by Priscilla Dickson & Wilson Parish
Carmen Mach, Butch Mach, Harry Mach, Cora Sue Mach, Steve Mach, Joella Mach
Patti Murphy, Laura Davenport, Alisa Maples, Luba Bigman
Tena and Tyson Faust
SusanPlank, Megan Sutton Reed
Rosemarie and Matt Johnson
Pat Breen, Mark McMurrey
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By Michael Cook
by Scott Ward
Photography by Sofia van der Dys
COFFEE THE WHO: Part convenience store, part coffee shop, all good. Visitors to the Villagers who need a pick-me-up (including many non-coffee drinks) will find Rice students, joggers, shoppers, astute professors relaxing on the tables situated out front, folks bored of waiting in line at Torchy’s needing a quick drink and bartenders stopping by before their shifts. Mercantile has your expected Rice Village crowds. THE BREW: A straightforward menu offers a simple espresso down to a mocha, hitting all the high points in between. Get a macchiato (espresso, espresso and milk and a shot of sparkling water) to really enjoy the potential of Amaya Roasting Co. beans. Drip coffee is also available for you non-espresso folks. Amaya Roasting should sound familiar – Mercantile is the sister shop of Catalina Coffee, who also owns Amaya Roasting. Nice family tree. THE FOOD: Fantastic food offerings are a real draw here as well. A wide variety of “craft” bottled beverages, snacks, pastries, spices, chocolates, cured meats and cheeses and a lot more make Mercantile the convenience store for the foodie. Rice Village needed this! OVERHEARD IN THE CROWD: “This is our first time doing this, we’ve never been on a patio before.” – a girl and her puppy trying to sit outside at the tables out front.
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ACROSS 1. Mouth off 5. Estimator’s phrase 9. Land east of Eden 12. Defendant’s declaration 13. Make like a ghost 15. What the suspicious smell 16. Horse of a reddish color 17. Informal restaurant 18. Milliner’s inventory 19. New Year’s Eve traditional song 22. They’re three ft. long 23. Buenos Aires’s land, briefly 24. U.S.-Mexico-Canada pact 28. “The Seduction of Joe ____,” Alan Alda film of 1979 30. Word repeated by the boy in “The Shining” 31. Pay ___ go 34. Ubangi tributary 36. LAX landing approximation 37. New Year’s Eve traditions involving stemware 41. “2001” computer 42. New driver, typically 43. Classic sodas 44. Chef’s special, usually 47. Begets
49. Part of a flight 50. The USA’s largest labor union 51. Mexican aunt 54. New Year’s Eve traditional show of affection 59. “Ditto” 62. Matisse, Rousseau or Toulouse-Lautrec 63. Sorry to say 64. Brewpub fare 65. Aptly named Renault 66. Pastrami or salami 67. Make a decision 68. Florida’s Miami-___ County 69. Segments along a circumference
DOWN 1. Aerosol 2. One way to read 3. Naval commandos 4. Hourglass contents 5. “Shucks...” 6. Meteorologist’s tool 7. “Nothing you can sing that isn’t ___” 8. Small bills 9. Second Amendment org.
10. Granola tidbit 11. Skid row malady 14. Strive 15. Out in front 20. Easy two-pointer 21. U-turn from SSW 25. Not stale 26. ___-frutti 27. Accumulate 28. Jerry’s frequent victim 29. Hawaiian geese 30. No longer active: Abbr. 31. Pains partner 32. Quaint contraction about
behavior to be avoided 33. 1945 conference site 35. Russian city named for leader Vladimir 38. Had a hamburger 39. ___ a time 40. Two-time loser to DDE 45. Coats of frost 46. Verdi’s “__ tu” 48. Bring back, as workers who’ve been let go 51. Bathroom floor worker 52. Sci-fi writer Asimov 53. Aides: Abbr. 55. Rival of UPS and FedEx ANSWERS 56. Must have 57. Builder of Machu Picchu 58. ___ Sutra 59. ___ Paulo, Brazil 60. Mont Blanc is the highest 61. Encountered
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For 90 years, Miller Outdoor Theatre has been Houston’s Center Stage, bringing the best of the performing arts to everyone for free. To celebrate their 90th they pulled out all the stops with a dinner and live performances by the Houston Symphony – Ferenc Illenyi, violin played Johann Sebastian Bach; Houston Shakespeare Festival presented Glaundor, an Improv Troupe from the University of Houston; Houston Grand Opera presented “Quando me’n vo” from L a B o h e m e by Giacomo Puccini and T h e G i r l i n 1 4 G by Jeanine Tesori; Dance of Asian America presented R a i n ; Theatre Under The Stars presented “When I Marry Mr. Snow” from C a r o u s e l and BACE Entertainment, producers of Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue presented “And I Am Telling You” from D r e a m g i r l s . After the performances, guests danced into the night to The Milton Hopkins Hit City Blues Band with Jewel Brown.
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