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SLIM THUG hip.current.cool guide

TASTE OF THE TOWN WITH MILLS-McCOIN

BUFFALO BAYOU ON THE RISE

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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UMMER VACATION IS UPON US. AND EVEN IF YOU’RE LIKE ME (MEANING WE DON’T GET SUMMERS OFF ANYMORE) YOU STILL LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR. I’VE NOTICED PEOPLE ARE NICER AND HAPPIER IN GENERAL. NOTHING LIKE A SMILE TO MAKE YOU SMILE!

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I have been anticipating this issue just as much as the summer heat! You’ll notice a few changes in the layout, format and style. We’ve rearranged the order of the content as well – clearly defined each section so you can get where you want to get quickly. We’ve also taken care to keep our content current so you are up-to-date with everything that’s going on this month in your city. This month’s cover and feature pages are all about the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the enhancements to the park from Shepherd all the way to Sabine Street. No doubt we’ll be topping not only the “coolest city to live in” lists, but the “healthiest city” in the nation list in no time! Do you realize just how many lush, green, FREE parks we are blessed to have in the 4th largest city in the nation? And right in your own backyard? There’s no excuse not to be out there various times a week. From Hershey Park, Memorial Park, Hermann Park, the Houston Arboretum and The Buffalo Bayou Park – to name just a few. Make sure you get on our invite list by logging into our website at www.002mag.com and stay tuned for exclusive events throughout the year celebrating our 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Thank you for picking us up month after month and supporting us daily! PS. Speaking of vacation that’s me in San Miguel de Allende with a wild bunny who obviously gets better fed than the cat....

Carla Valencia de Martinéz

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BEHIND THE COVER A SUNNY 87 DEGREES AND A SWELTERING HOUSTON SUN WERE NOT GOING TO STOP US FROM EXPLORING THE BUFFALO BAYOU IN ITS FULL GLORY FOR THIS COVER. OUR DREAM TEAM WAS MADE UP OF PHOTOGRAPHER KENNON EVETT, WARDROBE STYLIST MARZI FATEMIZADEH AND MAKEUP ARTIST TREE VAELLO WITH PAGE PARKES AGENCY MODELS. AN EARLY MORNING THREAT OF RAIN, PLUS NASTY TAN LINES AND A FEW LOCATION CHANGES WERE AMONG SOME OF THE DRAMA THROWN OUR WAY, BUT WE PREVAILED! FROM KAYAKING (KENNON CAPTURED AVID KAYAKER AND MANAGER AT REI MATT HELMS), TO FAMILY TIME IN THE GREEN AREAS (MERCI TO THE AVERINK, BEILLE AND SANTIN FAMILIES FOR LOANING US THEIR KIDS FOR SOME PHOTOS), TO THE RUNNING TRAILS AND THE NEW BIKE STATIONS (CURRENTLY 21 B-STATIONS). ASSOCIATE EDITOR PIXIE IBAÑEZ AND ART DIRECTOR ALEX ROSA KEPT THINGS RUNNING SMOOTHLY. WHAT DID WE LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS DAY? SPENDING IT OUTDOORS AND BEING ACTIVE ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY, TYPICAL OF HOUSTON.


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JUNE | FEATURES volume 15 | issue 174

WHO’S WHO PUBLISHER alejandro martinéz ext 2 a.martinez@002mag.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR carla valencia de martinéz ext 3 c.valencia@002mag.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett

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ART DIRECTOR alex rosa ext 4 arosa@002mag.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR pixie ibañez ext 6 pixie@002mag.com OFFICE MANAGER | CONTRIBUTOR nicole kestenbaum ext 0 nikki@002mag.com ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE jordan campbell ext 9 jordan@002mag.com | mobile 832.492.5731 carlos valencia ext 8 cevalencia@002mag.com | mobile 713.855.1584 jason brown ext 7 jbrown@002mag.com | mobile 832.537.8904 marielena gonzalez ext 1 marielena@002mag.com | mobile 832.726.5505

41 4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 7 party pics 8 on our radar 10 calendar 12 FOOD + DRINK 13 chefs’s special: ryan savoie 14 dine write: houston’s top 100 food trucks 16 open 18 tastes of the town 19 club review: local pour 20 the brunch bunch 21 party pics 22 restaurant + club listings 28 ARTS 29 fresh arts 30 for art’s sake: james turrell 32 museum district 34 exhibits 36 gish at the movies 37 party pics 38 recording: slim thug

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66 39 party pics 40 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 41 buffalo bayou on the rise 46 nonprofit: friends for life 48 people of houston 50 scene 54 STYLE + LEISURE 55 fat finds 56 retail wrap: chique boutique 58 things i love 60 born cool 62 mentertainment 64 destination: seychelles + dubai 66 DESIGN 66 architecture + design: ziegler cooper architects 67 tools and gadgets 68 houston map 69 party pics 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 party pics + crossword puzzle 74 phone shot

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EVENT ALL THOSE ‘ZZ WHERE HOTEL ZAZA

Joan Schnitzer Levy, Robert Sakowitz Photography by Kim Coffman

Over 350 guests enjoyed the jazzy soiree where more than $225,000 was raised to benefit Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to help people in crisis. In the crowd: Diane Englet, Roberto and Claudia Contreras, Ellie and Jack Sweeney, Debbie Fiorito, Carolyn and Mike Mann, John Dascoulias, Martine and Ricardo Weitz.

Shelly Iglesias, Angie Frederickson

Claudia and Roberto Contreras

Lenny Matuszewski, Michael Bickham

Merele Yarborough, Philamena Baird, Judy McGee

Deborah Cannon, Sue Schechter

Janice Longoria, Kenny and Ann Friedman

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ON OUR RADAR | CALENDAR

ON OUR RADAR RETAIL WRAP

MADEWELL OPENS IN THE GALLERIA ON JUNE 4. THIS IS THE RETAILER’S 54TH LOCATION BUT THE FIRST IN TEXAS. THE BRAND STARTED AS A DENIM WORKWEAR LABEL OVER 70 YEARS AGO AND NOW OFFERS EASY, SMART PIECES MEANT TO BE WORN DAILY. Editor-in-chief Carla Valencia de Martinez loves Madewell’s effortless style. Here are her favorite pieces from the current collection. lace blossom tee $68, modern geometry necklace $67.50, perfect chambray ex-boyfriend shirt $69.50, scenic view top in garden sketch $78, piped silk mini $88, essex messenger $168. www.madewell.com

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Redd’s Apple Ale recently entered the local market. The ale is apple-flavored with low malty and bitterness cues and a crisp, clean finish that allows the natural apple flavor to come through. This ale is for those times when you are looking to branch out and try something different. www.reddsappleale.com Cordúa Restaurants recently signed a lease on an 8,400sf space at The Gateway Memorial City, a new development located at Gessner and the Katy Freeway with a scheduled completion of December 2013.

RETAIL WRAP

Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams is opening a new flagship store in Highland Village late summer. If you’re experiencing a little déjà vu, it’s because the store was previously in the Upper Kirby area. Both Bob and Mitchell were in town last month and they shared some highlights about the Houston store including that this store will feature a rug display and a linen display that are not in the other 16 stores.

Urban Harvest’s Farmers Market at 3000 Richmond at Eastside Street added a Sunday market open from noon until 4pm year-round.

FITNESS

A trio of fitness fanatics recently opened Row, offering the low-impact, high-intensity training of rowing. www.rowstudios.com

The Houston Design Center launched a new user-friendly website, designed with a fresh new look and updated with the latest information about their products, services, news and events. www.thehoustondesigncenter.com

BEAUTY

The day of seeing the results of your beauty products has arrived thanks to IOMA’s innovative approach to beauty, merging science and technology for the benefit of the skin. The brand is based on three pillars: proof, personalization and unparalleled experience. Proof is created at the time of sale through “our devices which are able to analyze the skin, characterize it and based on this, create a treatment,” shares the brand’s founder, Jean-Michel Karam. A file is created and when a client comes back IOMA is able to show actual improvements. “It’s truly evidence-based cosmetology,” says Jean-Michel. Personalization is achieved through the device where a unique combination of products is combined for each client. Unparalleled experience speaks for itself. IOMA is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Kona Grill will be opening at 3 Waterway Square in The Waterway Square District of The Woodlands Town Center.

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The Padel Association of USA (USPA) helped open The Club in Spring with three new paddle courts. 6130 Auburn Lakes Drive, 77389. www.padelusa.org

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Fave local green eatery Ruggles Green Sugar Land was recently honored with the Houston

FOR ART’S SAKE

In last month’s Art Car Parade, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awarded the top prize, “The Mayor’s Cup,” which included a beautiful hand-made trophy from artist Randy Blair and $2000, to Kirk Strawn’s oversized, 2:1 scale replica of the VW Baja Bug, Big Red, crafted out of a 1959 Walter Class 1500 Crash Truck.

Business Journal’s Landmark Award in the Retail Project Category, recognized for its use of sustainable and energy-efficient methods. In other Sugar Land news, the owners of Japaneiro’s and GURU Burgers & Crepes are opening a new fusion concept called Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co., set to open this summer.

The Alley Theatre unveiled plans to enhance its artistic product, and complete the first extensive renovation of its facilities since its opening in 1968, through a $73 million capital campaign. Meredith Long and Roger Plank are co-chairmen of the campaign, “Extended Engagement.” More than $31 million has already been raised toward the goal. The campaign will pay for updating all theatrical systems with state-of-the-art equipment, substantially improving the patron in-theatre experience and amenities.

FESTIVALS

Pearland hosts its annual Summerfest Friday nights thru May and June, 7–9pm at Southdown Park (2150 Country Place Pkwy.) with live concerts in a familyfriendly environment. Lineup includes: Bayou Roux, Hamilton Loomis, Modulation Band, Incendio, Mango Punch, Dahebegebees, The Edge Band and the Andrew Wade Band. www.pearlandparks.com

COMMUNITY

Sky King Raptor Hawk Walk – Saturday, June 15 – 4, 5, 6 or 7pm Kevin Gaines, of Sky Kings Falconry, leads a tour along the trails of Houston in search of hawks, owls, falcons and even a vulture or two! Cost: $30 Arboretum members; $40 non-members. Children under 16: $15. Visit www.houstonarboretum.org for a full calendar including classes on edible plants, yoga on the way home and Tai Chi.

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

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Alley Warrior Class 2:30 & 730pm Hobby Sister Act 2 & 7:30pm Reliant Center Tristar Collector’s Show (all day) | Latino Bridal and Quince Girl Expo 12-5pm

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Reliant Center Houston Chronicle Mega Job Fair 10am-3pm

Warehouse Saving Abel 7pm

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

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HOB The Dan Band 8pm

STAGES ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Wednesday & Thursday 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3pm

HOBBY TUTS: FLASHDANCE TUESDAY, JUNE 4 – SUNDAY, JUNE 16, Tuesday – Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2 & 8pm; Sunday 2 & 7pm

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Reliant Galena Park ISD Graduation (Stadium) | (Center) 21st Annual New Home and Remodeling Show 11am-6pm

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Reliant Arena AEG Live & ScoreMore Shows Present Kendrick Lamar: good kid, m.A.A.d. city 7:30pm HOB Latinos Imparables Tour Featuring Jesse & Joy 8pm

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Wortham HB: Peter Pan 7:30pm | Houston Bar Assn.: Night Court 8pm

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JONES SPA: BLUE MAN GROUP TUESDAY, JUNE 4 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Tuesday – Friday 8pm; Saturday 2 & 8pm; Sunday 2 & 7pm

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RELIANT CENTER HOUSTON SUMMER BOAT SHOW WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 – SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Wednesday – Saturday 1-9pm; Sunday 11am –5pm

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HOB Todd Rundgren’s Official State Visit 7pm

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Alley Warrior Class 2:30 & 8pm Hobby Sister Act 2 & 8pm HOB Killswitch Engage: Disarm the Descent Tour 6:30pm Reliant Stadium Tristar Collector’s Show (all day) Warehouse Mobb Dep 9pm

WORTHAM HB: JOURNEY WITH THE MASTERS SATURDAY, JUNE 1 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Friday 7:30m, Saturday 2 & 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm

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Reliant Klein ISD Graduation 9am-7pm (Stadium) | 21st Annual New Home and Remodeling Show 10am-6pm (Center) Wortham Bayou City Performing Arts: Glamorous Glee 8pm MAIN STREET ALICE IN WONDERLAND MONDAY SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Friday1:30pm; Saturday 2 & 5pm; Sunday 2pm;

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Reliant Center International Gem & Jewelry Show 12-6pm Wortham HB: Peter Pan 2pm Warehouse Springboard South with Slim Thug and Paul Wall 6pm

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HOB Caifanes 8:30pm Wortham Houston Bar Assn: Night Court 2 & 7:30pm | HB: Peter Pan 2 & 7:30pm Warehouse CyHi Prynce 9pm

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

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A Picanha Skewer at CityCentre’s newest foodie hot spot Texas de Brazil. The 8500sf space has already become a lively addition to the family-friendly destination. Try their speciality drink, the Brazilian Caipirinha, made with fresh limes, sugar and Cachaca (Brazilian rum). www.texasdebrazil.com

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SAINT ARNOLD BREWING CO. FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? Van Loc for Egg Roll Vermicelli. BEST BREAKFAST? Tel-Wink Grill, I’ve been saying for years that Houston needs more diners like this one. BEST BRUNCH? Beaver’s for Micheladas. WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Lemons and sugar. I find those helping a bunch of different things that you may not call on them for. Brown butter and crème fraiche, too. WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? My Okapi 3 Star Ratchet Knife. I keep it with me at all times. WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Poor or otherwise flawed floor cleaning technique. Not enough cooks are really good at this part of the job.

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS CAFÉ RABELAIS IN RICE VILLAGE FOR ITS RELAXED ENVIRONMENT AND CONSISTENTLY GREAT FOOD. MY FAVORITE DISH CHANGES QUITE A BIT, BUT I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS ORDER CHILES RELLENOS IF I SEE IT ON A MENU. IT’S A PERFECT TEX-MEX LITMUS TEST FOR WHATEVER RESTAURANT I’M AT. IF THE RELLENOS ARE GOOD, CHANCES ARE THAT ALL OF THE OTHER DISHES WILL BE GOOD AS WELL. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? My favorite chef is Doug Flicker at Piccolo in Minneapolis. He was a big influence on me when I was younger. Not necessarily in terms of style, but through helping me cultivate my abilities and displaying honest enjoyment of simply being in the kitchen. It’s our natural environment. IS THERE A FOOD YOU WON’T EAT? I really don’t care for Uni. It’s the only sushi/sashimi that I stay away from. WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD? Paletas, hands down. Specifically pineapple, lime or coconut. I eat a couple of these just about every day. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR HOME REFRIGERATOR? About a half dozen different types of pickled vegetables. Quite a few olives as well.

SAINT ARNOLD BREWING CO. cuisine: Varied and delicious 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020 713.686.9494 | www.saintarnold.com

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THE DEFINITIVE WORD ON FOOD TRUCKS HOUSTON’S TOP 100 FOOD TRUCKS

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1. Paul Galvani | 2. The Book 3. Roasted Duck and Garlic Beef Vietnamese Sandwich from MuSubi food truck

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OT TOO MANY LUNCH HOURS AGO, SOME COWORKERS WERE TALKING ABOUT FOOD TRUCKS AND SOME OF THE MANY GREAT OPTIONS THAT ARE NOW AVAILABLE. THESE ARE HIP, YOUNG FOLKS WHO ARE PLUGGED IN TO WHAT’S COOL AND SO I GOT IT IN MY HEAD I NEEDED TO EXPERIENCE THIS.

So the next day I ventured out to find one, a Korean fajita truck – or was it BBQ taco – I had seen near Greenway Plaza. Or was it over by The Galleria? Turns out it was neither. It was after two, so maybe they were gone once the lunch crowd wrapped up. Or maybe they weren’t in that location that day. So I figured I’d find something else down in Montrose. Then down Washington. I spotted a couple of traditional taco trucks, but not the more adventurous stuff I had envisioned. So I pressed on. The Heights. Then Garden Oaks. Before I knew it the lunch hour was gone. Bummer. If only I had some kind of guide. Well, I have one now. Paul Galvani, local food writer, has put together Houston’s Top 100 Food Trucks, an invaluable resource introducing you to a growing, evolving and quite delicious segment of the street food scene.

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Houston’s Top 100 Food Trucks covers everything you could want to know about finding great food on the streets of our diverse city. Not only do you get reviews of 100 of the best trucks serving the great cuisine, Galvani includes advice on where to find them (a great many have Twitter feeds and post their locations), the major streets where the trucks tend to gather, tips about how to get the most out of the experience, the history of the food truck phenomenon, and much more. “I visited more than 350 trucks to do the book,” he said. “And usually I had to go more than once, because you can’t eat the menu in one sitting.” Paul’s enthusiasm for the food truck phenomenon is contagious. As he’s talking, I feel myself getting anxious to explore. We venture out to a few of his faves. The guys at Monster PBJ make their own nut butter and fresh jams, and let you custom create your own version of the American classic. I got mine grilled. Excellent.

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We also tried MuSuBi, a new player doing amazing things with Vietnamese sandwiches and Ramen noodles. I could’ve stood there and sampled all day. They’re brand new. Too new to make Paul’s book. But the operators, Cat and Angie, are on a first-name basis with him. And that’s another thing that you learn in the book. By and large, food truck operators are a friendly bunch, anxious for you to experience what they’re creating. Which is why, as Paul recommends, sometimes the best way to order is to just ask them what’s good today. “If you think about it, the person that is serving you is the driver, the mechanic, the order taker, the cook, the cashier. It’s their business. So they want to put on a good show.” Of course the first step is finding the trucks. Paul points out RoamingHunger.com as a great resource. Plus there are smartphone apps like Eat St. and Truxmap. But Top 100 breaks down where they are, payment options, price range and special services like catering. Plus pictures galore and his fun writing style that exudes a real love of food and culture and community. It’s a fun read and a great roadmap to step outside the restaurant box. Keep it in your car. And hit the street.

THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE $20 at www.houstonstop100foodtrucks.com, Amazon and many of the chef-driven trucks around town.

FACTS: IN A ZAGAT SURVEY, 2012 HOTTEST FOR THE FOOD TRUCK SCENE ARE: • LOS ANGELES • CHICAGO • PORTLAND • AUSTIN • MIAMI • HOUSTON • NEW YORK • BOSTON • WASHINGTON, D.C. • CLEVELAND

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MAI PHAM is a freelance food and travel writer based in Houston. A local food personality known for her regular appearances on Fox 26’s segment, Houston Blogger Reports, she currently acts as a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent for Houston, a Citysearch Houston expert scout, and feature writer and blogger for local online and print media, including Houston Press, My Table Magazine, Examiner.com, Houston Chronicle, and 002houston magazine. She has traveled extensively to pursue her love of food, art, architecture and culture.

KOAGIE HOTS CUISINE CHEESESTEAKS AND DOGS www.koagiehots.com | facebook.com/koagiehots | twitter @ koagiehots.com | 602.321.0423 If you haven’t already tried the Koagie Hots food truck, I’m gonna let you in on a secret: KOAGIE HOTS GRUB IS THE BEST THING YOU’LL TASTE AT MIDNIGHT, EVER. Maybe you’ve never driven past the bright red truck, but it’s hard to miss if you’re headed east on Westheimer anytime after 10pm. You’ll find it parked in front of Boondocks, directly across the street from Anvil Bar & Refuge, from Tuesday through Sunday nights, serving from 10pm (and sometimes as early as 8pm) to 3 in the morning. What is a Koagie? The way Matt Pak, the owner and chef behind Koagie Hots, explains it’s a Korean-ized hoagie cheesesteak sandwich. In layman’s terms, this means it’s a huge sub sandwich stuffed to the hilt with grilled, sliced ribeye, melted cheese, onions, kimchi and other toppings. The ribeye is marinated in Pak’s own Korean bulgogi recipe, a riff on his own Korean grandmother’s recipe that turns the ribeye into this slightly sweet, wholly addictive grilled meat that is used in many of Koagie Hot’s offerings. Pork, tofu and breakfast versions of the Koagie are also

available for non-beef eaters. Though the Koagies are awesome, my favorite thing on the menu isn’t the Koagie cheesesteak, but the Koagie dog. I love myself a great hotdog, and this one is currently my favorite in town. The bun, sourced from expert baker Slow Dough, is a challah hot dog bun, soft and fluffy. The dog is a huge, quarter pound, all-beef Hebrew National kosher beef hot dog. And the toppings? Bulgogi, kimchi, aoili, a fried egg and Asian slaw kewpie combine in a way that is totally kick-ass. Other Koagie Hots favorites include their kimchi fries (what my friend calls the best “hangover grub” she’s ever eaten) – crispy, thin french fries topped with kimchi, aoili, feta and scallion. You don’t have to be hung over to enjoy Koagie Hots’ food, however. Koagie Hots is mighty-fine-super-tasty-delicious kimchi koagie sandwich pretty much anytime.

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EATSIE BOYS CAFE CUISINE ECLECTIC OFFERING OF CULINARY DELIGHTS | CHEF MATT MARCUS www.eatsieboys.com | 4100 MONTROSE BLVD. | 713.524.3737 HOURS Mon-Sat 8am-10pm | Sunday Brunch 9am-3pm I’VE BEEN TO THE NEW EATSIE BOYS CAFE (LOCATED ON MONTROSE IN THE FORMER KRAFTSMEN BAKERY SPACE ADJACENT TO THE BLACK LABRADOR PUB) MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT SINCE IT OPENED. IN FACT, I’M SLIGHTLY OBSESSED WITH IT. IT STARTS WITH THE COFFEE. I CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON ONE OF THE BARISTAS TO SERVE ME A PERFECTLY RENDERED CAPPUCCINO, COMPLETE WITH A PRETTY LEAF- OR HEART-SHAPED LATTE ART ON TOP TO BRIGHTEN UP MY DAY. Then, there is the colorfulness of the decor, which gives the space this happy, upbeat energy. A rainbow of colors – bright pops of red, yellow, green and blue – accent everything from the shiny tabletops, to the sunny umbrellas outside, to the wall mural and Eatsie Boys sign emblazoned below their service counter. The cafe’s playlist completes the mood with fun tunes spanning funk to 80’s Top 40, Phish and hip-hop. But the main draw for me is the food. In the kitchen, all-around-rad chef Matt Marcus, a native Houstonian and alum of the three-Michelinstarred Fat Duck in London, draws upon his love of Asian cuisine and his training in Michelin-starred kitchens to create a kind of elevated, modern-day cafe cuisine.

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His signature dish, the “trust us” Matzah Ball Pho, is simply genius. I was prepared to find an Americanized rendition of Vietnamese pho I’d have to stretch to like, but the matzah ball pho blew me away with an authentic-tasting, aromatic broth. Other notable dishes include the blistered shisito peppers, served with white miso and Meyer lemon vinaigrette; the “Lamburghini,” because it’s made with lamb; and the signature sandwich called “Da Bomb,” because it’s, well, da bomb. They even have house-made ice cream in specialty flavors created by Marcus, like his already-famous Shipley’s Donuts made of real donuts.

shisito peppers

Great food, coffee, free wifi, in a comfortable, casual place that’s open from 8am to 10pm daily? That’s Eatsie Boys. They offer brunch on Sundays, too, and while I haven’t had a chance to try it, much like their signature sandwich, I hear it’s da bomb.


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new BATANGA CUISINE TAPAS FROM SPAIN+LATIN AMERICA | CHEF BEN MCPHERSON www.batangahouston.com | 908 CONGRESS | 713.224.9500 HOURS Mon-Wed 11am-12:00am | Thu-Sat 11am-2:00am | Sun 11am-12am TAPAS. IF YOU GO TO SPAIN, YOU’LL FIND THEM OFFERED EVERYWHERE, BUT IN HOUSTON, AUTHENTIC TAPAS ARE SOMEWHAT HARD TO FIND. ENTER BATANGA, THE NEW SOUTH AMERICAN/SPANISH TAPAS HOTSPOT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN.

The menu was a bit of a minefield for me, because I literally wanted to order everything on it. I ended grilled chicken pintxos up ordering all the things I’d come to love in Barcelona: grilled octopus with sofrito and pimenton, gambas al ajillo (shrimp with garlic), Castilian pork ribs and albondigas (Spanish meatballs). Our server suggested a few items I wouldn’t have thought to order, like the tempura battered eggplant drizzled with honey (fluffy and light as air) as well as the roasted cauliflower, fried pig’s ears and chicken chicharron – all big hits.

Photography by Nicole Kestenbaum

With a vibrant patio teeming with red umbrella-topped tables, and festive string lights arching low above the patio space, the owners have created a space that’s so inviting, it was packed on the Wednesday night that I visited. Inside, live samba and bossa nova music and dim lighting accented by flickering hurricane candles set the mood for my girlfriend and I to enjoy a tapas spread as we got caught up on the latest girl-talk.

On the suggestion of the owner, we both ordered one of their specialty cocktails called “Finn’s Revenge.” Made of rum with lime, condensed milk and mint, the somewhat frothy, sweet and tangy concoction reminded me of Brazilian lemonade – and was so delicious, I was tempted to order seconds even though I’m a light drinker. Alas, it was a school night, and though I would’ve loved to stay later for some samba dancing and more drinks, we ended the night with a signature house-made flan and an unusual but moist and creamy blueberry tres leches. Next time – and there will definitely be a next time – I plan to come on a Friday or Saturday night with a group, so we can sample even more of the menu. I’m told that Batanga’s chef, Ben McPherson, spent several months in Spain, so I’m dying to try his Spanish paella.

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ILLS-MCCOIN IS A HOUSTON ENTERTAINMENT SCIENTIST, A MASTER OF CEREMONIES AND A GENERAL MUSTACHE ABOUT TOWN. HE PRODUCES COMEDY SHOWS, HOSTS FITZGERALD’S OPEN MIC KNIGHT, HAS A ROCK’N’ROLL CIRCUS AND MANAGES LOCAL SALOON ROCK BAND, POOR PILATE. YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF HIS SHENANIGANS AND EVENTS VIA TWITTER (@MILLSMCCOIN) AND FACEBOOK (FACEBOOK.COM/MILLSMCCOIN). BUT SERIOUSLY, NO ONE HAS A BETTER MUSTACHE. IT’S PROFOUND.

COME FOR THIS. STAY FOR THAT. I’m quite the

junkie when it comes to combos. Lone Star and Jager. Burger and Fries. Coffee and Lasers. Rock’n’Roll and Circuses. Et cetera and Etc. Most often, I find myself seeking out the Food and Beverage and Entertainment combo. It’s a classic and Houston has many venues for this combo available. Here’s a list of my favorites. (This article is meant to be read at maximum volume.)

COTTONWOOD

3422 N. Shepherd Dr. 713.802.0410 | www.cottonwoodhouston.com From the same folks that brought you Liberty Station,

DOUBLE TROUBLE CAFFEINE & COCKTAILS

comes Cottonwood ... in the heart of the GOOF (Garden Oaks/Oak Forest abbreviation). Cottonwood is a delightful bar/restaurant that looks like the lovechild of an old Texas dancehall and a beautiful beer garden ... with a well-above-average food menu as its nanny. With an ever-changing craft beer and cocktail menu, Cottonwood makes it possible to call it home for an entire day or weekend. Where Cottonwood becomes truly unique is “the stage.” While your standard entertainment fare of cornhole, horseshoes, dominos and giant TVs are available, the biggest draw is the near-500sf, hardwood stage. No doubt you’ll find a summer calendar full of local and regional music talent playing throughout the week.

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3622 Main St., Suite D, Houston, TX 713.874.0096 Hours: 7am–2am I can spend hours upon hours at the corner of Main and Winbern – and when the perfect bar cafe opens at seven in the morning, it gets much easier. Double Trouble has everything you need to work or play: coffee (expertly made), cocktails (expertly made), beer (expertly poured or opened), WiFi (expertly outsourced to a proper Internet provider), food nearby. However, something that has gone underappreciated about DoubTroub (the textual abbreviation) is the impeccable taste in music that is piped into your work or party flow via speakers made by Steamboat Ampworks. The mood of the music being played always matches the mood of the hour and is never Natalie Merchant or Nickelback. Trust me, you will have never heard of a lot of the songs played, but you will enjoy all of them.

Goro & Gun + Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge

Goro & Gun 306 Main Street | @goroandgun Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge 308 Main Street | @BadNewsBar

Text and photography by Mills-McCoin

This combo is probably my most recent favorite because it brings me back to downtown Houston. Step One: Eat at Goro & Gun by ordering Shishito Peppers and a bowl of ramen (Important Note: This is not your idiotic American college dorm room ramen). Step Two: Go upstairs to Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge and order yourself a cocktail (I’m big on Old Fashioneds and Palomas), then step out onto the patio that provides a delicious view of downtown Houston. Pretty damn simple.

FITZGERALD’S

2706 White Oak Blvd. 713.862.3838 fitzlivemusic.com Now, this next installment is not a combo but rather the beginning or ending of a combo. Here’s a fact about Houston that Forbes forgot to mention: Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, has only one comedy club. (And what’s worse? It’s the Applebee’s of comedy clubs.) In light of this terrible comedy club drought, the music venues in Houston have picked up the slack. Thankfully, Fitzgerald’s has regularly been hosting a wide variety of comedy acts such as The Whitest Kids U Know, Neal Brennan, The Nerdist Podcast, Duncan Trussell, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Father John Misty (not really a comedian, but I just wanted to include him in this list). While Fitzgerald’s, like many local music venues, is better known for being a great place to see live music, it’s also a great place to see comedy.


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LOCAL POUR

Photography by Daniel Ortiz

GO LOCAL!

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IVER OAKS. HOME TO MANY OF HOUSTON’S MOST INTERESTING FOLKS. ALSO HOME TO ONE OF HOUSTON’S GREAT OPEN AIR SHOPPING CENTERS. IT ALSO USED TO BE HOME TO A FEW OF OUR CITY’S MOST INTERESTING BARS – SHERLOCK’S PUB WHEN IT WAS ABOVE THE BIRRAPORETTI’S (NOW THE CPK) AND MARFRELESS. SHERLOCK’S RECENTLY CLOSED AFTER RELOCATING ACROSS THE STREET FOR A FEW YEARS AND SADLY MARFRELESS RECENTLY CLOSED DOWN TOO. GOOD NEWS THOUGH, FAIR READERS: HUSA MANAGEMENT (SHERLOCK’S HOUSTON-BASED OWNERSHIP COMPANY) IS BRINGING US ALL BACK TO RIVER OAKS FOR A DRINK. LOCAL POUR IS NOW OPEN!

So what is Local Pour? Well, the owners say it’s a “Classic American Tavern infused Label, St. Arnold). With the names of the beer in chalk above the handle. Foreign with local beer, wine & spirits, local ingredients and local personality.” Sounds fun. brews are not forgotten; they are just taken care of by the bottle. They also have The design of course has a front patio, and they have an elusive indoor yet outdoor extensive local (you get the theme here, right?) spirits and specialty cocktail pro“patio.” They must have known us Houstonians love our patios. The large interior gram. We enjoyed a TX Blended Whiskey out of Ft. Worth, and, wouldn’t you know has an old-school style but modern feel with rich, dark hardwoods, exposed brick, it?, Local Pour served it on the rocks with a single huge ice cube. Do yourself a favor tile columns and arts and crafts style lighting. For some odd reason it reminded us and check out the Crafted Cocktails list. Wine is of course offered, and while we of an old bar in Chicago, but in a good way. There’s plenty of room for large pardidn’t want to mix all three drinking categories during one visit, we plan to delve ties on top of the dance floor. A dance floor? If you had a stage with live music playinto the wine list in the future. ing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night you would put 1952 WEST GRAY in a dance floor too. And we are told the bands are always free Dining at Local Pour is kind of like describing the demographHOUSTON, TX 77019 and always fun. Just like the old days at Sherlock’s. It’s worth ics of the bars’ clientele. Awesomely diverse, but comfortable. www.localpourhouston.com mentioning that having a stage is the only way at all Local Pour Think Scotch Quail Eggs and Southern Star Beef Short Ribs!! 713.521.1881 resembles Sherlock’s. Um, yeah! Salads, burgers & sandwiches, a host of entrées and sides and of course dessert. Monday - Thursday 4pm - 2am | Friday 3pm - 2am Local Pour has quite the draft beer program. 48 taps including Saturday 4pm - 2am | Sunday 11am - 2am a nitro (keep your eyes open for some special cask brews) are Sure, being locally owned and the whole local theme are poscategorized in a very user-friendly way. Red tap handles are itives, but our honest take on Local Pour: It’s a badass bar with KITCHEN HOURS Sunday - Wednesday Open - 12am domestic, white tap handles are Texas brews, and brewer good food. And, it’s right here, in your neighborhood. Thursday - Saturday Open - 1am issued tap handles are for true local beers (think Karbach, No

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BENJY’S (both locations) Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm | www.benjys.com TILA’S 1111 S. Shepherd Dr. 713.522.7654 Sunday open at 10am | www.tilas.com HUNGRY’S CAFÉ Rice Village & Memorial Dr. Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm | www.hungryscafe.com BABA YEGA 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 Sunday starts at 9:30am | www.babayega.com COCO’S CREPES 218 Gray. 713.521.0700 Sunday starts at 7am | www.cocoscrepes.com

DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 Saturday & Sunday – 9am-3pm www.downhousehouston.wordpress.com ADAIR KITCHEN 5161 San Felipe, #390. 713.623.6100 Saturday & Sunday starts at 8am www.adairkitchen.com BRASSERIE 19 1962 West Gray. 713.524.1919 Sunday 10am-3pm | www.brasserie19.com FLORA & MUSE 2860 Queensbury Ln. #143. 713.463.6873 Saturday & Sunday starts at 7:30am www.floraandmuse.com

BRC | 51 9 Shephe www.brcga stropub.com rd Dr. | 713.861.22 33 | Sat-Sun Brunch 10 $10 M am-2:30p imo m

Sangria

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DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm | www.dailyreviewcafe.com TINY BOXWOODS (both locations) Saturday 8am-3pm|Sunday 9am-2pm | www.tinyboxwoods.com BRIAN O’NEILLS 5555 Morningside Dr. 713.522.2603 Sundays 11am to 3pm | www.brianoneills.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S All locations Saturdays & Sundays until 3pm | www.cycloneanaya.com THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 Saturdays & Sundays start at 11am www.facebook.com/goodlifemidtown HAVEN 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 Sunday 11am-2pm | www.havenhouston.com MOCKINGBIRD BISTRO WINE BAR 1985 Welch. 713.533.0200 Sunday 11am-3pm | www.mockingbirdbistro.com PREGO 2520 Amherst. 713.529.2420 Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3pm | www.prego-houston.com DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE 2800 Kirby Drive. 832.623.6168 Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm | www.delfriscosgrille.com CANOPY 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848 Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm | www.canopyhouston.com

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ESCALANTES Highland Village 4053 Westheimer Rd. 713.623.4200 Sunday 11am-3pm | www.escalantes.net THE HOBBIT CAFÉ 2243 Richmond Ave. 713.526.5460 Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2pm | www.myhobbitcafe.com FARRAGO WORLD CUISINE 318 Gray St. 713.523.6404 Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-3pm | www.farragohouston.com THE DOGWOOD 2403 Bagby St. 281.501.9075 Saturday & Sunday 11am-2pm | www.thedogwoodmidtown.com BISTRO ALEX 800 Sorella Ct. 713.827.3545 Saturday 11:30am-2pm | Sunday 10:30am-2pm www.bistroalex.com LATIN BITES 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 Sundays 11am-4pm | www.latinbitescafe.com ROOTS BISTRO 507 Westheimer Rd. 713.524.1000 Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm | www.rootsbistrohouston.com


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500 guests in their best summer whites gathered for Hermann Park Conservancy’s annual gala. The Conservancy is a nonprofit, citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park. Over $400,000 was raised for the Park’s operating budget, exceeding the night’s goal. In the crowd: Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Isabel and Danny David, Lynn Wyatt, Laurie and Reed Morian, Ann and Don Short, Faith and Lee Majors, Holly Smith and Austin Alvis, Cynthia Petrello, Birgitt Van Wijk, Rebecca Mark-Jusbasche and Michael Jusbasche, Chris and Divya Brown, Doreen Stoller and Dan Piette.

Photography by Priscilla Dickson

EVENT EVENING IN THE PARK WHERE HERMANN PARK

Millette Sherman, Mary D’Andrea, Gina Bhatia

Heidi and Marcus Smith

Audrey and Brandon Cochran

Kristy and Chris Bradshaw

Rudy and Debbie Festari Jana Arnoldy, Brenda and Lindsay Love

Austin Alvis, Holly Smith, Alana Skinner, Clayton Dornhorst

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HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND | THE WOODLANDS

CINQ www.lacolombedor.com 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750 CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196 CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837

american 024 GRILLE www.024grille.com 945 Gessner Road. 832.358.0600

DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com

*17 | inside Hotel Alden 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.aldenhotels.com

DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com

51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com AMERICAS www.cordua.com 4 Houston locations ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 | www.cordua.com BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545 BLACK FINN AMERICAN GRILL 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218 BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233

EDDIE V’S www.eddiev.com •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 832.667.7800 www.houseofblues.com GLASS WALLwww.glasswalltherestaurant.com 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930 HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com

HEARSAY

51FIFTEEN

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

KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111 LIBERTY STATION www.libertystationbar.com 2101 Washington. 713.640.5220

BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440

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

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

LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800

CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848

MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.621.7100 ext.2166 www.neimanmarcus.com

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

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

SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726

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

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

NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181

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

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

OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1310 Nance St. 832.830.8592

EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815

SUSHI RAKU www.sushi-raku.com 3201 Louisiana. 713.526.8885

QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700

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

UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808

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

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

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

RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3915 San Felipe. 713.599.1960

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

RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations

KATSUYA [sushi] www.sbe.com/katsuya 2800 Kirby. 713.590.2800

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

KONA GRILL [japanese+american] 2 Houston locations | www.konagrill.com

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

KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878

SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com THE CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857 THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321 THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com THE PASS & PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 www.passandprovisions.com TRINITI www.trinitirestaurants.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090 WHICH WICH [dt. tunnel] •Pennzoil Place. 713.222.2999 •El Paso Energy Place. 713.658.9161 www.whichwich.com YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.461.9273 ZELKO BISTRO www.zelkobistro.com 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691

asian AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636

UPTOWN SUSHI

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ZAKE www.zakehouston.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888 ZUSHI www.zushihouston.com 5900 Memorial Dr., #102. 713.861.5588

LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE www.lesgivrals.com 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300 NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com

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

RA SUSHI www.rasushi.com • 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 • 12860 Queensbury Ln. 713.331.2792 RED PIER [asian fusion] www.theredpier.com 2701 Milam St. 713.807.7726

FUEL + FRESHII FUEL HAS OPENED A SECOND LOCATION AT 3939 WASHINGTON AVENUE IN THE HEART OF

THE WASHINGTON

CORRIDOR. GREAT PARKING AND EASY ACCESS WILL SEE THIS LOCATION TEAMING WITH FRESHII WHICH OFFERS A HEALTHY MENU OF SALADS, BURRITOS, WRAPS, RICE BOWLS, YOGURTS, BREAKFASTS AND SOUPS MADE WITH HIGH-QUALITY, FRESH INGREDIENTS – WITH A FOCUS ON DINE-IN OPTIONS. LOOK OUT FOR THEIR COMBO MEALS, BREAKFASTS AND SNACKS.


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

DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 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 FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.5282 www.fuelhealthbar.com

BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com

HARRY'S www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198

CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993

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

CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623 www.cedarcreek.squarespace.com COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700 CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcake.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283 D’AMICO’S www.damico-café.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400

ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations | www.islandgrillhouston.com KRAFTSMEN CAFE www.kraftsmencafe.com 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300 MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 www.michaelscookiejar.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

THE POPCORN BAR www.popcornbar.com 3829 Southwest Frwy. 713.520.7007 TINY BOXWOOD’S www.tinyboxwoods.com 2 Houston locations

cajun+creole+southern

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

L.A. BAR www.ragin-cajun.com 4302 A Richmond Ave. 713.335.2227

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

THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 2712 Blodgett St. 713.521.2920 www.thisisithouston.com

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

TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929

ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations

european

SUGAR BABY’S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com

BISTRO LE CEP[french] www.bistro-lecep.com 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985

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

BRASSERIE 19 www.brasserie19.net 1962 W. Gray. 713.524.1919

TAFT STREET COFFEE 2115 Taft. 713.522.3533 www.taftstreetcoffee.org

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

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

CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.271.7231

THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com

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 FEAST [european] www.feasthouston.com 219 Westheimer. 713.529.7788 GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 PHILIPPE REST+LOUNGE [french] BLVD. Place. 713.439.1000 www.philippehouston.com PORTUGALLIA [portuguese] 12126 Westheimer. 281.497.8012 www.portugallia.com SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre.com 2616 White Oak. 713.623.1406 THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com

indian ASHIANA www.ashiana.cc 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555 KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472

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restaurant listings NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.narinsbombaybrasserie.com

BERRYHILL[texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com

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

PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022

BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.houstonsorella-citycentre.com

RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569

SHIVA www.shivarestaurant.com 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753

CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031

TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 2 Houston locations

ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com BIRRA PORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 2 Houston locations CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612 COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260

CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations | www.cycloneanaya.com EL GRAN MALO [mex] www.elgranmalo.com 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405 EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306 EL PATIO [mex] www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410 EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com

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

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

PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations

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

RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1004 www.granducahouston.com

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

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

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

TONY MANDOLA’S www.tonymandolas.com 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3473 VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurantgroup.com

latin 1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 2 Houston locations | www.1252tapasbar.com AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888 ARGENTINA CAFE www.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877 BATANGA www.batangahouston.com 908 Congress. 713.224.9500

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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 PESCA www.pescaseafoodrestaurant.com 2015 West Gray. 713.522.1330

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 TQLA www.tqlahouston.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237

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

NIKO NIKO’S

italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888

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

pizza ALTO PIZZERIA www.avaalto.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.386.6460 ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656 PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com 4 houston locations PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222 PIZARO’S www.pizarospizza.com 14028 Memorial Dr. 281.589.7277

REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA www.reginellis.com 12389 Kingsride Lane. 713.468.2727 STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston locations

steak+chops FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations

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

THE WOODLANDS 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

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

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

RUTH’S CHRIS www.ruthschris.com 6213 Richmond Ave. 713.789.2333

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

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

CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com

SPENCER’Swww.spencersforsteaksandchops.com 1600 Lamar. 713.577.8325

SUGAR LAND

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

AURA BRASSERIE www.aura-restaurant.com 15997 City Walk. 281.403.2872

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

BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com

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

BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324

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

BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com

JASPER'S www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.6600

GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.patsygrimaldis.com JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121 NAPA GRILLE URBAN WINE BAR 14019 Southwest Frwy. 281.277.2599 www.napagrille.net PERRY’S GRILL www.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727 PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704 THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925

KITA [japanese] www.kitawoodlands.com 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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BARS|CLUBS|LOUNGES

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

downtown C&F DRIVE INN 6714 N. Main. 713.861.0704 CHAPEL SPIRITS 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com CHAR BAR 305 Travis. 713.222.8177 DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011 JET LOUNGE 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com LA CARAFE 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB 509 Main. 713.222.1033 www.mollyspubs.com

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PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR 1201 Fannin. 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com RESERVE 101 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101 www.reserve101.com SAM BAR | inside Alden Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.aldenhotels.com SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR 534 Texas. 281.300.1568 www.sharkbartx.com SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.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 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.0703 www.clubroxy.com THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com WINETOPIA 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149 www.winetopiatx.com

midtown

STATE BAR & LOUNGE 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com

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

THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537

3RD BAR 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282

THE DIRT 1209 Caroline. 713.658.3988 www.dirtbar.com

BAR MUNICH 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 www.barmunich.com

TOC BAR 711 Franklin. 713.224.4862 www.tocbar.net

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

VENUE 719 Main. 713.236.8150 www.venuehouston.com

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

galleria+uptown BAR 12•21 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 www.mortons.com BELVEDERE 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 www.belvedereinfo.com

COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576 CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com

CHAMPP’S 1121 Uptown Park. 713.627.2333 www.champps.com

DOGHOUSE TAVERN 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118

PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3178 www.paparruchos.com

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

DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE

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DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096 EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531 ESCOBAR 2905 Travis. 832.443.5781 www.escobarhouston.com FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com GROVE PARK LOUNGE 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.groveparklounge.com HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 KHON’S WINE 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775 www.khonsbar.com KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501

PUB FICTION 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 www.pubfiction.com

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

RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com

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

REPUBLIKA 2905 Travis. 713.498.9662

BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 www.myspace.com/boondocksbar

RICH’S 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606 www.richsnightlife.com SAINT DANE’S BAR 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com

BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com CATBIRDS 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 www.catbirds.com

SHOT BAR 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000 www.shotbarhouston.com

CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.524.3691

STATUS 2404 San Jacinto. 713.659.5400 www.statushouston.com

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

THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.398.8442 www.goodlifemidtown.com

ETRO LOUNGE 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 www.etrolounge.com

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

GRAPPINO DI NINO 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002

THE MINK/THE BACKROOM 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com

montrose+shepherd MR. PEEPLES

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611 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070 ABSINTHE 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 www.absinthelounge.com

MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.facebook.com/ MrPeeplesSeafoodSteaks

AGORA 1717 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 www.agorahouston.com

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

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

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

AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com

GRIFF’S 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912 www.griffshouston.net GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com J.R.’s 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519 LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 www.meteorhouston.com MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com ORANGE SPORTS BAR 1613 Richmond Ave. 713.528.4920


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

DENIM BAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RUDYARD’S 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521

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

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

museum district MONARCH LOUNGE 5701 Main. 713.526.1991 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com

outer loop 300 HOUSTON BOWLING 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.300houston.com

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

rice village ARMADILLO PALACE 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com BAKER STREET PUB 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691 HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858 LITTLE WOODROW’S 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com SIMONE ON SUNSET 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800 www.18thbar.net

BAR

WINE BAR

LOUNGE

heights+washington 360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com

LUMEN LOUNGE 5000 Kirby. 281.807.7567

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

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

MERCER LOUNGE 3302 Mercer. 713.627.1132 www.mercerhouston.com

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

BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1000

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

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

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

BRIXX BAR 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811 www.brixxhouston.com

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

CRISP www.crisphouston.com 2220 Bevis. 713.360.0222

river oaks+kirby

BIG WOODROW’S 3111 Chimney Rock. 713.784.2653 www.bigwoodrows.com BLANCO’S 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 BLVD LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 CAPONE’S 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com CRU 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 www.cruawinebar.com DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com ELAN 526 Waugh. 713.542.2973 www.elanhouston.net

ESTATE LOUNGE

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

CLUB

LOCAL POUR

ICON KEY

ESTATE LOUNGE 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LIZZARD’S PUB 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610 LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com

SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713.524.2441 www.saintgen.com

DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com

SPORTS BAR

LIVE MUSIC

PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com ROOSEVELT 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 www.rooseveltbar.com TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.864.0650 www.tapshouseofbeer.com THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300 THE LOT 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 www.thelothouston.net WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com WOODROW'S HEIGHTS 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.woodrowsheights.com

SAM’S BOAT 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628

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

SIGNATURE LOUNGE 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087 www.signatureloungehouston.com

EI8TH www.ei8hthouston.com 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467

EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535

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

LUCKY’S PUB 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 www.luckyspub.com

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

THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483

SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 www.spotlightkaraoke.com STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com THE BAR InterContinental Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200

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

THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 www.thebigeasyblues.com

HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 281.501.2028 www.hugheshangar.com

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

KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com

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

LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.862.4670

UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282

MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com

W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010

warehouse district

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

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FRESH ARTS | FOR ART’S SAKE | MUSEUM DISTRICT | EXHIBITS | GISH AT THE MOVIES | RECORDING

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The Death Head

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runs through this month at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. The group exhibition features the works of graffiti and mural artists whose work is on public display throughout Houston. This contemporary art museum “is an activist institution supporting civil society issues as well as artists who engage in social, political, aesthetic, economic and/or spiritual content and expressions,” share Director James Harithas. “A number of the artists in this show are

dealing with issues such as drone attacks and modern-day warfare, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, the Second Amendment, the loss of a loved one, overconsumption, the ways in which religion has informed our thinking, etc. The museum provided the walls and the artists were free to choose whatever subject they wished.” We couldn’t help but wonder how the artists felt being confined within a space when they are usually in an open

space. Harithas shared that although the majority of the artists worked on the museum’s walls, two artists, Wiley Robertson and Bryan Cope, collaborated on a mural on a building immediately across the street from the museum. Additionally, KC Ortiz’s video tribute to the well-known Houston-born graffiti writer NEKST is being shown.

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OU KNOW IT’S JUNE IN HOUSTON WHEN EVEN THE FABULOUS MONTROSE ROLLERBLADE DANCER IS SWEATING THROUGH HIS SHORT SHORTS AND, DESPITE THE CLOUDS OF MOSQUITOES AND $12 MARGARITAS, YOU CAN’T FIND A SEAT AT ANY PLACE WITH A PATIO. WELL, WE’VE GOT SOME AWESOME WAYS TO SPEND YOUR SIZZLIN’ SUMMER NIGHTS! FIND A TREASURE AT THE WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY’S MEMBER EXHIBITION, BE AMAZED AT THE TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL, THEN CATCH SOME FRESH NEW VIDEOS FROM UP-AND-COMER BRITT RAGSDALE, AND DO NOT MISS ECOUTER BY THE EVER-IMPRESSIVE FRAME DANCE PRODUCTIONS!

MEMBER EXHIBITION

Watercolor Art Society-Houston June 7 @ 6pm The Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H) presents the June Members’ Exhibit, juried by noted artist Marty Hatcher, on Friday, June 7, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. Watercolor Art Society-Houston (1601 W. Alabama, 77006) - Free. www.watercolorhouston.org.

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Texas Music Festival June 8 @ 6:30pm | Ongoing performances: June 15, 22 and 29 Classical music’s rising stars will shine in Houston June 4-29 for the Immanuel and Helen Olshan TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL (TMF), with performances by outstanding student musicians and distinguished conductors and faculty artists from all over the world. The TMF Orchestra Series will kick off at 6:30pm on Saturday, June 8, with an outdoor festival on the school’s Jane Blaffer Owen Plaza at Moores Opera House (UH Main Campus, I-45 at Cullen Blvd., Entrance #16) - Admission for single tickets is $15 and students and seniors is $10. For tickets, call 713.743.3313. www.tmf.uh.edu | Image: Texas Music Festival.jpg

Britt Ragsdale Opening reception: June 21 @ 6pm Fresh Arts and galleryHOMELAND Houston are pleased to present Playback, the second installment of two collaborative exhibition projects curated by Paul Middendorf and hosted by Fresh Arts. Playback is an exhibition of new video works by Britt Ragsdale, which will be on view from June 14 through July 12, 2013. The public is invited to meet the artist and curator at a free opening reception on Friday, June 21, from 6-8pm at the Fresh Arts gallery. (2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX, 77007) - Free. www.fresharts.org

Frame Dance Productions June 28-29 @ 8pm Frame Dance Productions presents three dances created for three original scores by three Houston composers. Charles Halka, Mark Hirsch and Frame Dance’s 2013 Music Composition Winner, Robert McClure, join the Framers to invite you to watch and listen to the intersection of new dance and new music. Live performance, dance-forcamera, live and electronic music, all wrapped into a scenario where the audience is encouraged to activate their senses to sight and sound. Audiences will also act as composers at Ecouter. Sounds from the audience will impact the performance and performers. Come be a part of art that is 100% Houston. Spring Street Studios, #101 (1824 Spring Street, Houston, 77007) - $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.framedance.org

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NE YEAR AFTER A MUCH-ANTICIPATED PREMIERE, ARTIST JAMES TURRELL’S TWILIGHT EPIPHANY SHINES ON. TURRELL DESIGNED THE PYRAMIDAL STRUCTURE FOR RICE UNIVERSITY – HIS 73RD SKYSPACE WORLDWIDE.

Constructed of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel, the Skyspace is equipped with an LED light performance that projects multicolored lights onto the ceiling – and into the sky. Sunsets and sunrises are enhanced by the light show, providing audiences with an impressive man/nature collaboration that lasts about 40 minutes, starting around 5:45am and 8pm. “For me, Twilight Epiphany is an architectural structure that enables the viewer to experience space and light in a unique opportunity. The pavilion can accommodate 120 visitors for each sunrise and sunset program and is also acoustically designed as a concert space,” explains Suzanne Deal Booth, who donated $5 million to the project. Adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus, Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace is the first to be engineered for acoustics, both for live performances and for electronic music. It was also proclaimed Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, in honor of its biggest supporter. A member of the Rice Board of Trustees, Deal Booth is a staunch supporter of the arts. “I believe that supporting visual arts is greatly important, as art enhances our lives. Creativity is a visual process, and the artistic outcome triggers powerful experiences of emotion and often fosters inquiry and creativity. You never know whom art will touch,” she says. “In today’s frenetic and overstimulated, fast pace, Turrell’s work asks the viewer to take pause and consider the simplicity and beauty of light and space,” adds Deal Booth, director and founder of Friends of Heritage Preservation (FOHP), a nonprofit foundation. “Houston has a wonderful, diverse art community which is driven by a tremendous amount of support from the city. Houston is known internationally to have a vibrant art scene with remarkable opportunities to visit and experience art of all kinds. I was raised in Houston and attended college at Rice University. I’ve seen the arts flourish, gain support and command presence throughout the years and I’m thrilled to have been part of the expansion,” she tells us. For more than four decades, Turrell has used light and space to extend and enhance perception. Turrell’s work has been the subject of more than 140 solo exhibitions worldwide. Since 1972, he has famously been transforming Roden Crater, a natural cinder volcano situated in Arizona’s Painted Desert, into a large-scale artwork. His work is on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Germany; and the Panza Collection in Varese, Italy, among others. Turrell has two other major projects in Houston: the Quaker Meetinghouse and “The Light Inside,” a popular, site-specific, neon and ambiently lit interior installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org   Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible, on view thru August 18 features around 40 paintings, along with rare works on paper and selected letters by this under-recognized artist. The exhibition also includes The Man That Got Away by contemporary American sculptor Robert Gober, originally created for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. In this room-size installation, Gober compiles a selection of Bess’s paintings and writings, and photographs of the artist, as a way to fulfill Bess’s long-held desire to present his artwork alongside his thesis. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org   Winner of the 2013 HCP Fellowship Award, Lauren Marsolier’s Transition exhibition focuses on landscapes of an anonymous and arid village without signs of life, on view thru June 23. Guests are asked to question the truth of what is taking place and attempt to unshroud the mystery surrounding this abandoned settlement. 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org    The Tool at Hand, on view thru September 8, is an exhibition that puts the skill and creativity of some of the most talented names in the contemporary art world to the test and brings together artworks resulting from an unusual and slightly eccentric experiment. It features a variety of creative and witty artworks, presented together with images of the tools used to craft them, and a short explanatory video produced by each artist. 5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org   Round 7: Domokos/Future Blondes 0.0.0.0, on view thru June 15 presents new works on aluminum, installations, disposable/free items, video manipulations and a sound series to accompany his new body of work created during Lawndale’s 2012-2013 Artists Studio Program. These works are a visual, aural extension of the sound and concept of his ongoing work with the experimental music project, future blondes network/network 0.0.0.0. 6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com   This museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry were nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery. 7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org  Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, on view thru October 27, features 58 photographs revealing the war as presented through the lens of the most important Soviet photojournalists. Printed over six decades, the collection highlights works by Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma and Dmitrii Baltermants, among others, from the dawn of the Soviet era and throughout the Great Patriotic War, also known as the war’s Eastern Front.

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8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org    Summer of Epic Adventure, open thru September 2. The Museum will power up and transform into The League – an elite, superhero training institute complete with superhero teachers, action-packed activities, character appearances and extraordinary events, so that YOU (the superhero trainee) can beat boredom and all that stands against summer fun! 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org    Eat Well, Play Well, on view thru September 2, will have visitors exploring nutrition and fitness in this new exhibit featuring text in English and Spanish. Nine highly interactive areas encourage healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. 10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org    Check out the museum’s permanent exhibit – Hall of Ancient Egypt. Safely ensconced in the new exhibit hall presents artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and also compares old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org    Animals Assembled: A Safari Built with LEGO® Bricks thru September 2, with more than two dozen made entirely out of thousands of LEGO® bricks! See flamingos, a tiger, a zebra and more, and once you’ve seen the LEGO® brick animals, check out their real-life counterparts throughout the Zoo!

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1 12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org   Unwoven Light by Soo Sunny Park, on view thru August 30. Her light-filled installations are simultaneously visceral and immaterial encouraging viewers to explore the sensual effects of light and shadow, geometry, the natural landscape and the wonders of physics. The suspended, undulating structure mad from shaped sections of chain link fencing reflect and refract both natural and artificial light within chain link cells where thousands of iridescent acrylic Plexiglas shapes sparkle. Changing colors from yellow to magenta to deep purple when viewed from different angles, the effect will be similar to the shifting hues and sheen of butterfly wings or peacock feathers. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org    Faking It, Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, opens June 2. The first major exhibition devoted to the art of photographic manipulation before the advent of digital imagery. Featuring some 180 visually captivating photographs created between the 1840s and 1990s in the service of art, politics, news, entertainment and commerce, the exhibition offers a new perspective on the history of photography as it traces the medium’s complex and changing relationship to visual truth.

SUMMER SOLSTICE OBSERVATION PROGRAMS, ON JUNE 21. SANG CHOD (TIBETAN SMOKE OFFERING) HELD AT 6:22 SUNRISE: THIS RITUAL TRADITIONALLY DONE IN THE EARLY MORNING FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. THROUGH THE SMOKE WE CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM NEGATIVITIES AND OFFER OUR GOOD INTENTIONS AS THE SMOKE GOES UP IN AN UPLIFTING MANNER. TAIKO DRUMMING HELD AT 8:25 SUNSET: “TAIKO” IS THE JAPANESE WORD FOR DRUM. THE ART OF TAIKO CARRIES DEEP SIGNIFICANCE IN JAPANESE CULTURE. SAMURAI WARRIORS ALSO USED TAIKO ON THE BATTLEFIELD TO SIGNAL COMMANDS AND FRIGHTEN THEIR ENEMIES. TOWNSPEOPLE WARNED OF DANGER BY BEATING ON TAIKO, AND PRIESTS USED TAIKO AT RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE GODS. TEMPLES AND SHRINES THROUGHOUT JAPAN DISPLAY TAIKO AS A SYMBOL OF PURIFICATION AND TO DISPEL EVIL SPIRITS.


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16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org    The Czech Center Museum Houston works to preserve, record and celebrate the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia.

14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org    Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane, on view thru June 30. This exhibit brings together a selection of works by two renowned artists spanning the courses of their careers. Designed to function as two solo exhibitions staged in a single space at the same time, this exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to investigate the development of each artist’s practice. Complementary and shared aspects of Gina Pane’s and Joan Jonas’ works are highlighted, as are the differences that characterize each artist’s body of work.

17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org    Explore animal habitats in the Interactive Climate Zone, touch a tornado, learn how to make your own hurricane preparedness kit and be a weather reporter for WRC-TV. The museum houses nine permanent exhibits and offers many exciting programs including weather camps, Boy/Girl Scout badge classes, teacher workshops, birthday parties and weather labs. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org    In Lee Ufan: Relatum — signal, a museum permanent exhibit, Ufan’s sculptural work engages and tantalizes the imagination. A radically innovative artist long admired in Europe and Asia, Lee was not well known in this country until recently and is often described as a “philosopherartist,” reflecting his extensive body of theoretical writing and enduring concern for the interplay of self and the world. The work consists of a large stone in juxtaposition with a slab of steel.

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ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369 ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Thru June 30, Uncharted Waters by Joan Hall and Paul Booker

DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru July 6, Clouds by Mary Ann Strandell and Social Lens by David Graeve.

DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 1117 East Freeway 713.223.8346

ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Opens June 1, Orogenesis by Larry Garmezky

D. M. ALLISON ART www.dmallisonart.com 2709 Colquitt 832.607.4378

ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530

DOMY BOOKS www.domystore.com 1709 Westheimer 713.523.3669

BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Opens June 1, Judy Ledgerwood

FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522

BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 2500 Summer St. 713.576.6954 BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 Thru June 29, Desert in Bloom, group exhibit

G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Thru June 30, Newfangled Notions (No.52) by Jeffrey Wheeler GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547

CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.228.3848

GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 Thru June 29, NO PAINT, group exhibit

CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 713.825.4613

GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311

COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org | 1413 Holman 713.523.1616

GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.528.0405

DAKOTA GALLERY www.dakotaframing.com 2324 Shearn St. 713.523.7440 DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 5321 Feagan 713.542.3802 Opens June 7, Lost Seas by Janet Hassinger

H GALLERY www.hgallery.org 617 W. 19th 713.456.9513

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

HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 Thru June 29, UNTITLED by Sarawut Chutiwongpeti

INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800

HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600 HOLLYWOOD FRAME GALLERY www.hollywoodframegallery.com 2427 Bissonnet 713.942.8885

KINZELMAN ART CONSULTING www.kinzelmanart.com | 3909 Main St. 713.533.9923 KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175 LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700

HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru July 6, I’ll Fly Away by Ann Johnson and Paper Tales by Anna Mavromatis

LAURA U COLLECTION www.laurau.com 1840 Westheimer 713.522.0855 M2 GALLERY www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070

GREEN HOUSE GALLERY www.greenhousegallery.com 716 W. Alabama St. 713.535.6462

HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800

McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988

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

HOUSTON STUDIOS 707 Walnut St. 713.223.0951

McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Thru July 6, Portal by David Halliday

MUSEUMS OF NOTE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940 ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526 BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.class.uh.edu/blaffer 4800 Calhoun Rd. 713.743.9521 GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org 2127 Strand St. 409.763.2403

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DESANTOS GALLERY www.desantosgallery.com 1724 Richmond 713.520.1200

HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912

ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2401 Munger 713.926.6368

HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526

PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662

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

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

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

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MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1824 Spring St. #109, 713.259.9226

RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 1839 W. Alabama 713.522.7074

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

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

MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803

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

MONTROSE ART SOCIETY www.montroseartsociety.com 4715 Main St. 713.316.0402

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

MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opens June 1, Roundels and Totems by Arthur Turner MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 281.497.8009 NAU-HAUS GALLERY www.nau-haus.com 223 E. 11th St. 713.261.1409

SPACE125 GALLERY www.haatx.com 3201 Allen Parkway 713.527.9330 SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.springstreetstudios.info 1824 Spring Street 713.862.0082 STUDIO SEVEN 1107 East Freeway 713.224.5555 TALENTO BILINGUE www.tbhcenter.org 333 S. Jensen Dr. 713.222.1213 THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278

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

BLAFFER ART MUSEUM BLIND SPOT BY CLARISSA TOSSIN, ON VIEW THRU JULY 24. CLARISSA TOSSIN MOVED TO HOUSTON IN 2010; SHE WAS STRUCK BY THE UBIQUITY OF DOMESTIC WINDOWS COVERED IN ALUMINUM FOIL. OFTEN APPEARING IN LOWER-INCOME AREAS AS AN ECONOMICALLY SAVVY STRATEGY TO BLOCK OUT THE BRIGHT TEXAS SUN, FOIL-COVERED WINDOWS SUGGESTED COMPLEX ISSUES OF LOCATION, CLASS, HISTORY AND TASTE TO TOSSIN. SUCH CONCERNS OCCUPY HER WORK, WHICH CONSISTS OF SUBTLE GESTURES USING DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND SCULPTURE IN ORDER TO ILLUMINATE WHAT GOES UNSEEN OR UNEXAMINED. TOSSIN AIMS TO REVEAL AND UNSETTLE THE INVISIBLE SUPPORTING STRUCTURES OF URBAN LIFE, CAPITAL AND MODERNITY. NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. 713.528.0664

VAUGHAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY www.vaughanchristopher.com 1217 S. Shepherd 713.533.0816

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 Thru July 6, A Decade of Prints by Joan Winter

PARKERSON GALLERY www.parkersongallery.com 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Thru June 27, Monthly Members Exhibit

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

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

RECORD RANCH GALLERY www.cactusmusictx.com | 2110 Portsmouth 713.526.9272

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

REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532

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

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We can’t deny it anymore: June is the start of summer! So I’m celebrating that fact on June 15 at 4pm with the Aurora Picture Show at our second annual I Can Do Anything! film screening of shorts by, about and for kids that I curated. One of the flicks will be Emily Yueng: Sharing Multi-Cultural Traditions (pictured), and I promise you the kids will love it! We’re hoping the screening will be warmed up by kid musicians from Hope Stone; details on that will come soon. • APS is also presenting short films for adults at the grand finale of their Extremely Shorts Film Festival (6/1, 7:30pm) and if just watching movies isn’t enough for you, you can get physical with your film because they are encouraging people to paint, scratch and mask film in their totally cool 16mm Mono No Aware film workshop (6/8, 1pm). www.aurorapictureshow.org | www.hopestoneinc.org 14 Pews is getting foodie this month with two fundraisers, both of which combine film screenings with food topics. The A Place at the Table screening (6/7, 7pm) will serve as a mini-fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank and Food Not Bombs (tickets are $20 each). Appropriately the film depicts how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation. Their next fundraiser is for their H-Town Multicultural Film Festival that will take place June 14-16. A screening of Tampopo on June 8 at 5pm will be followed by yummy ramen; tickets are $50. www.14pews.org

As always, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is very busy this month! Their wonderful “Jazz on Film” series will be onscreen all of June, featuring films carefully selected by the fab Peter Lucas. Lucas is a film/video curator at large and an arts educator at the “Always fresh! Always free!” Contemporary Arts Museum (www.camh.org). The series explores the long relationship of jazz and cinema and included will be a wide-ranging selection of classic and rare films, narrative features, documentaries and historic shorts – all shown on 35mm and 16mm film. Featured are Paris Blues (6/8, pictured); Jazz on a Summer’s Day (6/9); Mickey One (6/14); Charlie Mingus (6/21); Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (6/22); The Connection (6/30); and Ornette: Made in America (6/30). (www.mfah.org)

SARAH GISH is an artist/mama/connector/igniter who has contributed to 002houston magazine since its creation. She owns Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family 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. And she drives her HUBBA HUBBA ART CAR all over Houston’s wild and wooly roads, enjoying the city she adores every day. ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL… TAKE A FRIEND TO ONE. 36. june 13 | www.002mag.com


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EVENT DEFINE GRAND OPENING PARTY WHERE THE WOODLANDS

More than 200 clients, neighbors and friends came out to celebrate the Grand Opening of DEFINE The Woodlands. Guests mingled with the studio owners and DEFINE instructors from The Woodlands, Houston and Sugar Land and enjoyed taking photos in the Cupic’s photo booth.

Henry Richardson, Gelena Scally, Erin O’Leary

Elizabeth Whitehead, Aslinda Daneshmand Brigitte Labarrett

Judi Strause, Megan Hayes, Melissa Tello

Ashley Barber, April Coutino

Photography by Christi Minter

Stefano Minale, Ryan Taylor

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E IS KNOWN AS HOUSTON’S TALLEST RAPPER (6’6”), BUT WITH AN ARMLOAD OF SOLO ALBUMS TO HIS CREDIT, AS WELL AS COLLABORATIONS WITH E.S.G. AND LIL’ KEKE THAT HELPED BRING TOGETHER THE NORTHSIDE AND SOUTHSIDE IN THE EARLY 2000’S, HE IS ALSO ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST PROLIFIC. HE MAKES THAT REACH ACROSS TOWN AGAIN THIS SUMMER WHEN HIS LONG-AWAITED COLLABORATION WITH THE LEGENDARY SOUTHSIDE RAPPER ZRO, THE KING AND THE BOSS, WILL FINALLY SEE RELEASE.

time. We don’t do stuff where he do a verse and then he send it to me. Naw, we get in the studio together and start from scratch, you know what I’m sayin’. So it ain’t no shit we just kinda throwin’ together. It’s a real album.

What’s the album’s dynamic like? You guys had a beef for a while, but then obviously you reconciled and when you come together, you create a different bond and a different dynamic in the music. Right, man. And it’s like… even though all that, we so much alike in a lot of ways with the way we do our music. Like it ain’t really… we don’t really do commercial music or try to do commercial music. We kinda like keep it real gritty and grimy and underground, like we been doin’ for all these years. So it’s gonna be that type of record. We ain’t really just go into it like, “Oh we tryin’ to make a million dollars and drop 10 singles.” Nah, we wasn’t on that. We wanted it to have that ridin’ dirty kinda feel like that, you know, that real street type of record, type of album. So that’s what it is, man. And we actually get in the studio together every

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Right, so you get that vibe, that real dynamic of working with each other. That chemistry. Right. And workin’ with him, it’s been crazy, man. That dude a genius. That’s really – that’s all he do is work, basically. All he do is make music, but he sing, and to see him do all that – sing, rap, then he a producer also, man. He got a lot of talent, man. He definitely love what he doin’. It’s incredible that he makes as much music as he does. That’s what I’m sayin’. And the reason why he has so much music is because – and I’m sure he got 200 songs nobody ever heard in his fuckin’ computer at least. You know he does! That’s all he do is make music, so, yeah, man, I enjoy workin’ with Z-Ro. Going back, man, speaking of beefs and that sort of thing and ironing them out, when you first started working with E.S.G., what was y’all’s conversation

about that? Did he come to you and say, “Let’s do this,” or was it a thing that you guys thought, “Well, this is going to help to kinda squash the North/South thing” that was going on then? Yeah, that’s what his thought process was. He was the one that reached out to me. He just got out of jail. He just got out of jail, and he was sayin’ that, “Man, I been hearin’ a lot about you in jail. Let’s get on a record together.” And you know, we went to the studio and we came up with the concept. I think it was him that came up with the concept of doin’ the North and South thing or whatever, and you know, we basically did that and, man, it seemed like after that, you saw a lot of other artists follow the lead and do a lot of Northside/Southside collaborations to the point where it’s not even no big deal no more after we did that record or whatever. Nobody ain’t trippin’ on that. I’m sure there’s a few knuckleheads, you know, who probably still trippin’ or was back then. Right. But for the most part, it kinda brought the city together in a lot of ways. That’s one record I’m definitely proud of doin’, you know what I’m sayin’? I feel like it helped the city. Part of it was that the spirit of that record was so good that it kind of needed to be a record like that to br eak through and just kind of put everything aside. Right, and when we did that, not only for the fans or whatever – it was also the rappers who began to reach out and understand that, shit – we all Houston. It don’t make sense, we trippin’ over this bullshit. So we all began to work together, and now look, man – even me and Z-Ro’s doin’ shit together. It’s all good.

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EVENT AMIR TAGHI ATELIER SHOW WHERE SUGAR HILL RESIDENCE

Danielle Cullen, Lauren White Sofia van der Dys, Roz Pactor

Photography by Katy Anderson

With spring’s arrival, AMIR TAGHI Atelier unveiled his Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2013 Collections while guests enjoyed sips of champagne. With sponsorships from Houston’s own TOOTSIES and world-renowned Dolce and Gabbana Makeup, models from Page Parkes and Neal Hamill showed off the one-of-a-kind outfits. In the crowd: Carolyn Farb, David Peck, Jonathan Tinkle, Divya Brown and Stacy Andell.

Claire and Torie Riffle

Hasti Taghi, Amir Taghi, Stacy Andell

Kelli Betts, Leigh Smith

Amir’s Silk Jersey Gown

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FEATURE | NONPROFIT | PEOPLE OF HOUSTON | SCENE

LOCAL + COMMUNITY

Story by Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Kennon Evett Assisted by Collin Kelly

BUFFALO BAYOU ON THE RISE

A NATURE PLAYGROUND WILL BE ADDED ALONG THE SLOPES NEAR THE LEE AND JOE JAMAIL SKATE PARK OFF SABINE ST. THE ACCESSIBLE CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA WILL BE DESIGNED AROUND NATURAL FEATURES. RIGHT UP THE SLOPES NORTH OF THE SKATE PARK, WATER WORKS WILL FEATURE AN ELEVATED SKYLAWN FOR EVENTS ACCOMMODATING UP TO 3,000 PEOPLE. THIS WILL SERVE AS THE MAIN ENTRY FOR THE BUFFALO BAYOU PARK. THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATION CENTER, BIKE RENTAL FACILITY, FOOD VENDORS AND RESTROOMS WITH NEARBY PARKING.

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O DOUBT YOU’VE NOTICED THE CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE AT BUFFALO BAYOU PARK FROM DOWNTOWN TO SHEPHERD DRIVE, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON. ALTHOUGH COMPLICATED IN SCOPE, THE PROJECT WILL CHANGE THE ICONIC LANDSCAPE BETWEEN SHEPHERD AND SABINE STREET AND IS SLATED FOR COMPLETION IN MID-2015. FOR STARTERS, THE WORK IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT LED BY THE BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY OF HOUSTON THROUGH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT. THE PROJECT INCLUDES PARK DESTINATIONS (THE WATER WORKS, LOST LAKE, DOG PARK), EROSION CONTROL ALONG THE BAYOU BANKS, PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AND NEARLY 10,000 TREES TO BE PLANTED. THERE ARE FOOT TRAILS FOR RUNS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ALONG THE EDGE OF THE BAYOU, ENHANCED LIGHTING, FLOOD CONTROL AND MORE. THE $58 MILLION PROJECT WILL HAVE A LASTING EFFECT ON THE CITYSCAPE OF HOUSTON.

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HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD DISTRICTIS WORKING ON NEW SHALLOW SLOPES INSIDE THE BAYOU’S BENDS AND IS ALSO CREATING MEANDERS. THE NATURAL SPOTS WILL MAKE FOR EASIER ACCESS FOR KAYAKING AND CANOEING, PLANNED FOR COMPLETION BY 2015. MATT HELD (PHOTOGRAPHED), A MANAGER AT REI IN THE GALLERIA AREA, HAS BEEN PADDLING FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS AND SAYS BUFFALO BAYOU IS A COOL, ACCESSIBLE PLACE TO GET ON THE WATER. HE ALSO SHARED THAT BUFFALO BAYOU SHUTTLES MAKES IT SUPER EASY FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT EQUIPMENT. ONCE THE PROJECT IS DONE, THERE WILL ALSO BE RENTAL FACILITIES ON SITE. WWW.BAYOUSHUTTLE.COM

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THE DOG PARK, which many of you already know and frequent at Montrose and Allen Parkway, will become an “official dog park.” Look out for a decorative fence, two new swimming ponds and a shaded rest area. Plus water fountains just for dogs and parallel parking along Allen Parkway’s frontage road. Hamid Parvizian, owner of Sit Means Sit Dog Training Houston, pictured here with his dogs as well as his client's incredibly well-behaved dogs. If it's hard for you to enjoy dog parks due to a lack of obedience, or can't take your dog on walks because he pulls you everywhere, or maybe it's the first time you've ever had a dog, or if your dog jumps on everyone or is aggressive, Hamid and his trainers can help you. Sit Means Sit also offers Pet Tech First Aid and are CPR instructors. His tips for summer: Make sure your pets are well-hydrated and kept cool. Your car can become an oven, reaching temperatures of over 150 degrees in 15 minutes. Also, dogs can get sunburned, so place some children's sunblock on their snout; just make sure you don't place any on the black of their nose. For more information, visit www.sitmeanssithouston.com.

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Many PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES have already been completed and are in full use, while some will be complete by later this year. The recently completed Shepherd Bridge provides a much safer route for runners and cyclists. New bridges at the Police Memorial and at Jackson Hill Street will provide access to Allen Parkway along with improved access for walkers and cyclists. You’ll also find smaller footbridges over several ravines and outfall tributaries.

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HOUSTON B-CYCLE HAS SET UP EASY, POINT-TO-POINT BIKE STATIONS - MAKING US SO EUROPEAN! THE BIKE SHARING SYSTEM IS MEANT FOR SHORT TRIPS AROUND TOWN. PICK UP A BIKE AT A B-STATION AND RETURN IT AT ANOTHER ONE. IT’S NOT A BIKE RENTAL; USERS WHO KEEP THE BIKE LONGER THAN 60 MINUTES ARE CHARGED EXTRA FEES. FOR DETAILS, VISIT WWW.HOUSTON.BCYCLE.COM.

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Volunteer Kim Kimmey talks to Communications Manager Meredith Wierick and Executive Director Salise Shuttlesworth.

KIM: What does Friends For Life bring to Houston that is unique? SALISE: For one, we’re a No Kill Shelter – we accept animals into our program regardless of age, breed or medical condition. Over 75% of the animals placed by Friends For Life would be classified as “unadoptable” by other area shelters, for reasons like being under 2 pounds, a specific breed or for having a minor treatable condition. MEREDITH: We’ve also brought Houston its first and only green animal facility. Our facility is attentive to the footprint we leave on the environment, and to the health and comfort of the beings that live and work in it. The Heights’ shelter, in an urban setting, has cageless cat rooms, a dog living room and skylights in every space creating a refreshing change from what people usually think of when they think “shelter.” KIM: We have a unique way of reducing the number of animals that come into the shelter system. Our Thinking Outside the Shelter program provides resources like food, supplies and counseling, to enable people to keep their animals in their homes. This program has kept thousands of animals out of local shelters since its creation in 2008.

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KIM: Can a No Kill community really exist? SALISE: We know for a fact that it can! City after city across the country have already become No Kill communities. That means no animal is killed for want of a home. The model works in rich and poor communities. It is hard to name another industry that is functioning on the same model it used in the 1920s, ’50s or ’70s, yet most animal shelters do just that every day. KIM: Can an individual really hope to make a difference? MEREDITH: Absolutely! We agree with the Apple® philosophy – that it is the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world who actually do. SALISE: Friends For Life was started by a group of friends batting around ideas about how we could offer a No Kill Shelter option to Houston. This endeavor has tapped into a deep passion within this community. Since we took in our first animal in 2004, we have become the fastest-growing shelter in Houston.

Photography by Sofia van der Dys

KIM: So, how do people get involved with this movement? MEREDITH: This is a fun, progressive crew to join. We believe that you can save lives, change the world and have some major fun doing both. Volunteer for our totally unique Running 4 Home event at Memorial Park that invites the community to “jog with a shelter dog.” Whether riding around town in the custom Mobile Adoption Vehicle or hosting the White Linen Night Toga party, we do things a little differently here. No time? Becoming a donor is a lifeline and it is clicks away! Follow our smug tweeting cat, Rocky Balboa. Be a re-tweeter! Share what you see on our Facebook with your friends and spread the word about No Kill. Help with fundraising. Love animals, but working through your commitment issues right now? We always need temporary fosters to care for animals until they are adopted.

SALISE: People can also support the movement by the choices they make as consumers and supporters. For the love of Pete, please adopt your next pet from a shelter. (Pete, incidentally, happens to be available for adoption from Friends For Life!)

SAVE THE DATE: Friends For Life will celebrate “11 Years of Saving Animals, 1 Year Under Our Own Roof” with an open to the public soiree on June 8 at the shelter. Visit www.nokill1.org for details.


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PEOPLE OF HOUSTON

ANNA TRAN

HERMIE ESCAMILLA

origin: Houston, TX occupation: Chief Operating Officer of YogaOne Studios and Instructor

origin: Texas occupation: Bike Shop Elf at Daniel Boone Cycles

• What attracts you to a person? Giggles. All my favorite people have amazing laughs and aren’t afraid to use them. • If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? I would love it if David Sedaris could read me a bedtime story. • What is your favorite movie? I haven’t had a truly favorite movie since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade came out on VHS. Photography by Nicole Kestenbaum

• What’s your favorite trend? I love how yoga is gaining popularity. • What do you do in your spare time? Knit and crochet. • Where is your favorite place to hang out? My apartment. • Where would you like a vacation home? Vancouver, BC, Canada.

SHIRLEY H. PARIKH

CORYNE RICH

origin: Houston, TX occupation: Owner/Principal Dentist at BRISTLES

origin: Huntsville, TX occupation: Owner, Shoe Bar

• What’s the worst fashion trend you loved? Butterfly hair clips in early 2000’s. • What would you do if you didn’t have to work? Dental missionary work. • What’s in your closet that you just can’t let go of? College and dental school t-shirts. • What do you have more of, shoes or purses? Shoes, but I love buying purses more. I think I’ve simply collected more shoes over the years. 48. june 13 | www.002mag.com

• What is the worst fashion trend you loved? Chalk-dipped hair. (Still do!) • What do you do in your spare time? Ride my pink and white bike around the city! • Who is your favorite musician? Kid Rock. • What’s in your closet that you just can’t let go of? So many pairs of shoes, and the box my first Louboutins came in.


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UNVEILING FETE AT PORSCHE WEST

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2ND ANNUAL CUATRO DE MAYO Photography by Brandon Walker for lastnightpics.com

2ND ANNUAL TWO SAINT AND A TACO TASTING

Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com Compiled by Pixie Ibañez

CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT CAYMAN PORSCHE UNVEILING FETE AT PORSCHE WEST 002houston magazine unveiled the redesigned Porsche Cayman S at an exclusive VIP event. After keeping the redesigned car under wraps while guests anxiously anticipated the unveiling guests were finally allowed to see what they came for: a beautiful sleek white  Porsche Cayman with a gorgeous Carrera red leather interior. Just one among three other versions on site. Thank you to our sponsors: Guests were treated to Ketel One Vodka and Atlantico Rum cocktails, ice-cold Stella Artois beer and bites by Liberty Kitchen, BRC and Petite Sweets.

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EVENT 2ND ANNUAL CUATRO DE MAYO AT LITTLE WOODROW’S Arriba! Arriba! Cinco de Mayo provided the perfect excuse to gather gringos for a fiesta at the second annual Cuatro de Mayo party held at Little Woodrow’s EaDo on Walker. Cerveza, tequila, Mexican goodies and live music from “The Dividends” had partygoers shouting “Viva!” till the wee hours. Hungry revelers noshed on Korean/Mexican fusion fare from Chi’Lantro food truck.

CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT 2ND ANNUAL TWO SAINTS AND A TACO TASTING The sold-out event hosted more than 450 happy guests, breaking last year’s attendance. Alumni, faculty, staff, board members and friends enjoyed taco samples from 10 Houston restaurants including 100% Taquito, El Tiempo Cantina, Tacos A Go-Go and Torchy’s Taco, winner of the popular vote. Guests also enjoyed dessert, a photo booth, live entertainment and full lineup of Texas’ oldest craft brewery. The University of St. Thomas Alumni Association exceeded its goal and raised nearly $35,000 for scholarships.

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FAT FINDS | RETAIL WRAP | THINGS I LOVE | BORN COOL | MENTERTAINMENT | DESTINATION

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BEAUTY IS BUT

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ALTHOUGH BEAUTY AND YOUTH ARE BUT A MOMENT IN TIME (WHICH WE DON’T VALUE UNTIL IT’S NOTICEABLY GONE) IT’S A FACT THAT IF YOU PROTECT YOUR SKIN NOW IT WILL AGE LESS VISIBLY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE LATEST FORMULATIONS.

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Photography by Jill Hunter top, left to right: SUPERGOOP SPF50 Antioxidant OBAGI SPF50 Matte Sun Shield for face. G.M. COLLIN SPF15 Sun Veil Cream for face KIEHL’S SPF50 Beautifying BB Cream bottom, left to right: AUSTRALIAN GOLD SPF30 Sheer spray KIEHL’S SPF50 Activated Sun Protector G.M. COLLIN SPF25 Tinted Mineral BB Cream for face AUSTRALIAN GOLD SPF45 Sheer coverage for face


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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW … MONOCHROMATIC BASICALLY MEANS WEARING THE SAME COLOR (OR VARYING SHADES OF IT) HEAD TO TOE. SURE YOU CAN DO ALL WHITE OR ALL BLACK BUT WHY NOT PICK A COLOR? WI TH 2 COL OR S I CR EATED 2 D I F F ER ENT L OOK S . ONE IS A LITTLE MORE SAFE AND ONE IS MEANT TO PUSH YOU A BIT OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. Sydney Gassiott for Page Parkes Models Styling by Marzi Fatemizadeh Photographed by Sofia Van Der Dys Memorial Day has passed and with it, the unofficial ban of wearing white. Here’s an all-white outfit worth breaking the rules! Throw on the sequin jacket for texture and add just a touch of color (and cool) with this Lulu Frost Evil Eye necklace. This outfit needs a neutral shoe and these pointed pumps are PERFECT. (If you don’t have your pointed toe pumps yet, go and get you some… THEYYYYYYYY’RE BAAAAAACK!)

Alice and Olivia shorts and jacket Joie White Blouse @ Saks Lulu Frost Evil Eye Necklace @ www.shopbop.com Manolo Blahnik Pumps @ Neiman Marcus

Now for a little color! It’s subtle, but this pretty sea foam hue makes a huge impact when worn monochromatically. The jeans are actually super-thin, super-soft LEATHER! Pair it with a lightweight t-shirt and add a twotoned striped sweater because as we all know, in H-town you always have to be prepared for cranked-up AC everywhere. And you can never go wrong with a nude shoe, but this pop of neon really works well with the soft pastel outfit.

J Brand Leather Jeans and T-shirt; Christopher Fischer Striped Sweater and Christian Dior Pumps all @ Neiman Marcus

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CHIQUE BOUTIQUE

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HIS HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN FASHION. KAWSAR HAS AN INCREDIBLE EYE FOR FASHION, SPECIFICALLY COUTURE DRESSES AND SALEM IS A SAVVY BUSINESSMAN.

The Tannous draw inspiration from all things ‘chic,’ hence the name. They love gorgeous gowns, upcoming trends, luxurious fabrics, opulent parties and definitely anything that sparkles. The privately owned boutique has an affinity for Jovani and Terani Couture, saying that all of their pieces are so carefully made and fit amazingly well. The store strives to make women look and feel incredibly classy and sexy in their search to find pieces that look good on women of all sizes and not just models. When 002 asked them about upcoming trends, “We’re seeing a huge increase in the demand for sheer paneling and the return of minimalism when it comes to silhouette,” says Kawsar.

Owners: Kawsar (Katie) Tannous and Salem Tannous

CHIQUE BOUTIQUE’S TIPS FOR ACHIEVING THE PERFECT STYLE: • Wear what fits your body, not the trend. • Pick a flattering color to wear, not “your favorite color.” • We tend to follow a general fashion rule for putting on every accessory you feel necessary, then before you leave, take off two. Over-accessorizing can kill an outfit.

• Wear heels that you can really walk in. There is nothing more sexy than a woman in heels – nothing less sexy than a woman that falls in heels. • Add a little sparkle to everyday outfits. A cuff bracelet or patent clutch can completely change a look from mundane to fabulous.

CHIQUE BOUTIQUE 6363 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77057 832.767.2193 | www.chiqueboutiqueonline.com

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THINGS I LOVE Although we have not hit the dog days of summer yet, the heat is slowly rearing its sweat-inducing head in our direction. Wipe away the sweat with AcneFree 2in-1 wipes.. Available in drugstores.

By Carla Valencia de Martinez

Photography by Jill Hunter

Originally marketed as a nipple balm (yes, really), Dr. Lipp’s original nipple balm for lips is amazing. The medical grade lanolin formula doesn’t heal my chapped lips because it actually prevents me from ever getting to that point. www.sephora.com

The OCD in me loves my Grocer Bag. The reusable grocery bag looks like a standard brown bag but carries three times the weight and quantity. Plus it stands upright in the trunk and folds down for storage. www.adkpackworks.com

Hello Apparel’s simple designs rock. I love Paz and my matching arrow leggings. The site offers an outlet for artists to manufacture and sell merchandise online and on tour, without giving up their rights by signing major label-style merch contracts. www.hellomerch.com

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My skin sucks all the creams, tonics, lotions and potions I slather on first thing in the morning (a girl’s gotta prevent wrinkles, lines, etc.) and Tata Harper’s Replenishing Nutrient Complex is perfectly tiny to tote around and reapply a multivitamin dose to my face in the afternoon. www.tataharperskin.com

Where have these allnatural, crunchy Cookie Chips been all my life? Thin, crispy and delicious in flavors like chocolate chip, sea-salted peanut butter and cinnamon sugar – this sweet version of a chip has changed my life. Whole Foods

I can’t stop smiling when I use Michelle Kaffko’s Snarky Sleeves. But I really love that she turned her idea of making sleeves funnier into a successful family business. (Her recently retired parents are also a part of the business.) Now you can add a reusable sleeve to your reusable grocery bag stash in your car to help waste less! www.snarkysleeves.com

How can you take hair + beauty advice from someone who seems to change her mind monthly? But if it makes you feel better, not even 3/4 of what crosses my desk makes it into the magazine. Dear Clark hair products are an exception. Created by two Texas (Dallas) stylists, their supereffective line smells amazing and delivers results. From the balm that tames my frizz to the shampoo and conditioner which leave my locks clean without stripping me of the good stuff. I’m sold, forever. www.dearclark.com

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Life saver (whistle, compass, magnifying glass, mirror and flashlight all in one!). www.kikkerland.com

Bobble sports water bottle. www.waterbobble.com

Summer TRIPPIN’!

Leaf solar flashlight. www.kikkerland.com

Butterfly catcher. www.fatbraintoys.com

CAMPING MAKES SO MUCH SENSE RIGHT NOW. IT’S AN INEXPENSIVE FAMILY ACTIVITY IN A TIGHT-BUDGET ECONOMY AND THE PERFECT WAY TO GET YOUR KIDS OUTDOORS. AWAY FROM SCREENS, HOMEWORK AND AN AVALANCHE OF AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. THIS IS A RARE CHANCE FOR THEM (AND YOU) TO BE A KID, AND WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THESE DAYS? HERE ARE SOME COOL, AND FUN CAMPING ESSENTIALS. By Pixie Ibañez

Lighthouse lantern. www.kikkerland.com Boy’s duet sport realtree® clog. www.Crocs.com

First aid kit. www.kikkerland.com

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Log micro bead pillow. www.kikkerland.com

10,000 fireflies tent. www.fieldcandy.com

Maisy Goes Camping, and Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. www.candlewick.com


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MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK

Moleskine has established itself as “the brand” for notebooks with endless options for any purpose. It will speak volumes when you jot down on a notebook rather than loose paper or napkins from the coffee shop. Available at Kuhl-Linscomb. www.kuhl-linscomb.com

PAUL SMITH UMBRELLA

This unique British brand can best be described as eclectic. However, Paul Smith knows how to make its playful designs appeal to even the most serious guy in the bunch. This umbrella offers the sleekness of an overall black design but with just the right amount of colorful trimming. Ditch the promotional umbrella and get ready to make the right impression under the rain. Available at Kuhl-Linscomb. www.kuhl-linscomb.com

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BRIXTON JONES FEDORA FROM RESERVE SUPPLY

Rich in spice and oaky vanilla undertones, this handcrafted blend from the world’s oldest rum producer in Barbados is great on the rocks or for an afternoon rum and Coke® in the man cave. www.mountgayrum.com

The term “bromance” was recently introduced into pop culture as a way to define a close relationship between two males. A Dual Inheritance is a powerful novel exploring the friendship of two men headed in vastly different directions but how, somehow, they remain intertwined. Author Joanna Hershon offers an insightful perspective on friendships that will make you pay close attention to all your relationships. www.joannahershon.com/a-dual-inheritance

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J PLOENES LIGHTWEIGHT SCARF

There is no pretentiousness to wearing a scarf in the summer. A lightweight linen scarf adds an original touch and J Ploenes offers easy prints and neutral options that are practical and easy to wear. Find it at www.jploenes.com.

AREAWARE

Brendan Ravenhil Color Dipped Bottle Opener is functional and this rustic magnetized bottle opener is the perfect sophisticated accessory to your home bar. Available in beech and walnut wood. www.areaware.com

Photography by Nicole Kestenbaum

MOUNT GAY BARBADOS RUM

By Vico Puentes

Hats have made a strong comeback in men’s wardrobes and Brixton Jones’ fedora offers a trim appearance and also a practical, longer bill for better protection from the sun. Available in a variety of styles, textures and hues; they can all be found at Reserve Supply. www.reservesupplycompany.com/accessories


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SET IN THE BLUE-GREEN WATERS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN, ABOUT 930 MILES EAST OF AFRICA, THIS ISLAND NATION IS ONE OF THOSE DREAMY, FAR-FLUNG DESTINATIONS THAT SEEM MADE FOR JET-SETTERS. THOUGH THAT’S PARTLY TRUE (WILLIAM AND KATE DID HONEYMOON HERE), THE SEYCHELLES IS – ONCE YOU FINALLY GET THERE – MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE AND DIVERSE THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT. ALONG WITH SUGARY BEACHES AND CORAL-SIDE SNORKELING, YOU’LL FIND A UNIQUE MIX OF CULTURES, AND SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST UNUSUAL FLORA AND FAUNA.

HOME BASE Located on the archipelago’s second largest granite island, the Raffles Praslin resort features 86 cliffside villas with private decks, plunge pools and butler service; many look out over the ocean and private beach, from which you can snorkel, stand-up paddle and head out on boat trips. Each of the gourmet restaurants has a focus: Elegant Curieuse specializes in seafood; the Pool Cafe & Bar has super-fresh salads and light bites; and Losean’s decadent buffets highlight French, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. At the spa, you’ll find 13 villas (some open-air) and a menu full of island-inspired ingredients like pearl, lotus flower and marine algae. There are also fitness classes and new, multi-day Body & Soul wellness retreats that include spa appointments, fun workouts (like sunrise beach jogs) and butler-drawn baths. www.raffles.com/praslin FROM A BASE AT THE RAFFLES, CHECK OUT: Valle de Mai Nature Reserve In the heart of Praslin, this UNESCO World Heritage palm forest has changed little since prehistoric times. Walk the trails to spy several types of palm trees and the famous Coco de Mer, a large, double-shell nut that’s only found here. 64. june 13 | www.002mag.com

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SEYCHELLES: Royal Suite Villa

La Digue Take a 15-minute ferry ride to this charming island, where you can rent a bike to explore spice plantations, a giant sea turtle reserve and hidden beaches and coves. (Tip: This is a great place to pick up Seychellois souvenirs like freshly harvested cinnamon and vanilla pods, and scented coconut oil.) Grab a Creole lunch in one of the colorful cafes along the marina.

Anse Lazio Beach Dramatic granite boulders frame this perfect, powder-white Praslin beach, which is often voted one of the most beautiful in the world. Despite the hype, you won’t have to fight crowds to find a shaded spot from which to sun, swim and enjoy a multi-course picnic prepared by Raffles chefs. TRAVEL IN STYLE Houstonians can get to the Seychelles via Dubai on Emirates Airlines (www.emirates.com), an award-winning carrier operating out of George Bush Intercontinental. In economy, you’ll enjoy multi-course meals, larger seats and a staggering 1,400 music and entertainment channels on your private TV. Business Class takes it to another level with lie-flat beds, built-in mini-bars and complimentary car service to and from the airport.

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SEYCHELLES: Hotel Raffles Praslin Aerial

DUBAI: Raffles Leisure Landscape Skyline

TO BREAK UP THE JOURNEY, spend a night or two at the Raffles Dubai, set a short drive from the airport. It’s the perfect place to get a feel for over-thetop Dubai with a gold leaf facial in the spa, fashion-themed afternoon tea in the lobby or late-night bottle service in the People by Crystal nightclub, floating at the very top of the pyramid-shaped hotel. www.raffles.com/dubai

houstonians can get to the seychelles via dubai on emirates airlines

SEYCHELLES: Bikes on La Digue

SEYCHELLES: Giant turtles

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ARCHICTECTURE + DESIGN | TOOLS AND GADGETS

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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: ZIEGLER COOPER ARCHITECTS Redefining the Workplace: The Next Decade

Photography by Yang Liu

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Zeigler Cooper Architects has been designing spaces for over 35 years in Houston and they recently moved into a new space on Louisiana Street. Known for innovative design, the firm takes a creative approach to their business model, dividing the firm into four studios dedicated to spaces where people Live, Learn, Work and Worship. Each studio is led by a Principal of the firm passionate in that field. 65’-high cathedral ceilings soar over design studio spaces while careful open planning allows for team and project collaboration encouraging idea sharing. The space clearly promotes the firm’s belief that inspirational architecture has the power to uplift the human spirit providing a constant vision of excellence. www.zeiglercooper.com


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BlackBerry Z10 ®

It has been six years since I picked up a BlackBerry. Many other smartphones have passed the once-upon-a-time industry leader but the company’s new Z10 model may convince some users to go back in time. Sporting a design similar to the sleek iPhone® 5 (sorry, I had to compare it to that), the Z10 works like a typical smartphone with gestures, edge swipes and – sorry, BlackBerry fans – an on-screen keyboard. It has a replaceable battery, an upgradeable microSD card slot and a fast processor. The screen is one of the brightest I have seen, and I like the camera’s Time Shift feature. It snaps a sequence of shots and then allows you to choose a frame, using a slider to scrub back and forth through the sequence. Hardcore users will still appreciate the BlackBerry Messenger service though may find the app store lacking. But kudos to the one-time King of smartphones for releasing a solid device to get them back in the game. $199 with two-year contract

Hercules Laptop Backpack A sturdy carrying case or backpack is a must for your valuable laptops and tablets. ECBC has a selection of cases that have several benefits, especially if you travel. The Hercules backpack – among their other bags – is “TSA compliant” giving you an easy, unzippable front flap that makes it simple to pass through security. It’s made from durable material with a water-repellant coating. It boasts two large mesh pockets inside to store your external hard drive, cables or other gear. The adjustable shoulder strap system makes an ergonomic fit for everyone. $139

Invisiplug

Here’s the latest in my “how come I didn’t invent this” category. Power strips that hide in plain sight. Invisiplugs come in three different shades of woodgrain print – light natural, medium cherry and dark oak – to match hardwood floors and walls. There is now no reason to clutter your floors when you can achieve a clean look with this surge protected device. Now if only cords were brown… $16

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

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EVENT BLUE CURE WHERE LA GRIGLIA

Elizabeth and Glen Howard Photography by Kim Coffman

Enthusiastic supporters gathered at La Griglia to support the men’s blue side of the women’s pink movement and hear the anti-cancer message of Gabe Canales, founder of Blue Cure. Blue Cure is a new nationwide movement to fight prostate cancer, as well as all cancers, with the most effective means to date: prevention. In the crowd: Chad Gobsoulin, John Danielson, Margaret Smith, Sofia van der Dys, John Papadopulos and Jim McClellan.

Salia Gallegos, David Cordua

Alba Metushi, Ethan Etzel

Atticus Lyon, Carolyn Farb, Gabe Canales Bob Nowak, Christina Olsen

Ronel Golden, Ben Sanderson

Lynsey Jackson, Austin Hall

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by Scott Ward

Photography by Sofia van der Dys

Hotel ZaZa Houston played host to more than 400 of Houston’s social trendsetters during the 5th annual Spring Social, featuring Veuve Clicquot. Kicking off Houston’s warm weather in style, Hotel ZaZa went all out for the event, which was complete with a polo chic theme featuring miniature Shetland polo ponies, riders and playful décor including polo saddles and mallets. In the crowd: Charlie Givens, Benji Homesy, Matthew Nuss, Philippe Schmit, Catarina Cron, Michael Chabala, Shmuel Gordon, Miya Shay, Amber Willis, Chris Beverly and Will Matthews.

Blair Conder, Riley Nail

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Photography by Daniel Ortiz, Eric Hester

Shannon Dillon, Natalie Bomke

Lauren Steel

KC Gifford, Sarah Tucker

Elaine Martinez, Matt Shaf

Scott and Lauren Mills, Virginia and James Kadlick Peter Remington, Amber Willis, Philippe Schmit

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1. Tibetan monk 5. Like some anesthesia 10. ___ Nostra 14. Rangers shortstop, familiarly 15. Swiftly 16. Where to find many books nowadays 17. Gulf War missile 18. How a Texan might inquire about the state of becoming united? 20. 1976 top 10 hit for Hall & Oates 22. “Wide World of Sports” creator Arledge 23. Lotion ingredient 24. Drink such as a b-52 or a kamakazi 26. How the ex-convict refers to his or her spouse? 30. Leaves out 31. “Ben-__” 32. Response to an insult 36. ___ de plume, or de guerre 37. Fiendish 41. Lamb’s mom 42. On a cruise 44. Transgression 45. Run in “The Alphabet Song”

47. Where the happy couple takes their last walk as single people? 51. British noble rank above a knight 54. Affectations 55. When lunch hr. ends for many 56. Eyeglasses that serve multiple purposes 60. How the mathematician refers to his or her spouse? 63. Operatic solo 64. Highlands hillside 65. Opposite of sur 66. Close securely 67. Football measure 68. Early programming language 69. Scarlett’s plantation

11. Set for a high temperature 12. Public outburst 13. Abacus user 19. Counselor to Captain Picard 21. Drinking vessel 24. Give the cold shoulder 25. Spy Mata ___ 26. ___ fide 27. “Famous” cookie maker 28. Margarita garnish 29. Gregorian music style 33. Camera part 34. Delinquent G.I. 35. Skunk ___ Le Pew 38. “Even __ speak...” 39. Change color 40. Mild cigar

43. Accepted by vote 46. Put in the wrong role, as an actor 48. My treat 49. “___ the Chief” 50. Parisian tower designer 51. British policeman 52. The end of ___ 53. Pave again 56. Fishhook part 57. Bailiwick 58. Pinocchio, for one 59. Spanish parlor 61. GOP leadership org. 62. Word following “yoo” or “boo”

DOWN 1. Scottish schoolgirl 2. Foot part 3. Pout 4. Advice for a cook from a taster 5. Atoll enclosure 6. Debuted 7. “Elizabeth” star Blanchett 8. German expletive 9. Hawaiian garland 10. Chrysalis shellers

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