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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Selfie by Ashley Mcginness
I get to work with an amazing team monthly including these goofballs (who are super professionals) on location at Caracol.
ow is it June already? This year has flown by and we are smack dab in the middle of it. As of print deadline (which is kind of mid-May to give you an idea) we’ve been spared the blazing Houston heat we are so known for, and this 5+ month preggo mama is not complaining! In that vein, the weather could not be better for getting on a bike! It doesn’t matter if you are an avid rider, a recreational cyclist, a true racer or a beginner. Digital Editor Batli, who’s in her 20s, got on a bike for the first time for this issue. You can read her blog on our website at www.002mag.com about the experience. And who better to teach her than one of our featured cyclists and Bike Houston board member, Regina Garcia.
Joining her are other supporters of the activity including Chef Hugo Ortega, B-Cycle directors William Rub and Baker Goldsmith, Sugar Cycles’ Kyle Davenport and Boone Cycles proprietor Joy Boone. They each have a different take and come from different walks of life but all share a passion for cycling. We’ve also gone straight to Michael Payne, Executive Director at Bike Houston, for a little bit of bike etiquette for riders and motorists. There’s so much going on this month from restaurant openings, to new construction and innovations in design – make sure to check out all of our sections covering food, art, community, design, style + leisure, so you don’t miss a thing. I love summer and wish you a happy one, kicking it off now. P.S. My Table Magazine and 002houston are hosting a Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday June 15, at Nara in West Ave. Make sure to visit both of our wesbites to sign up for our newsletters and get the invite! email@example.com
Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief
HOUSTON BICYCLE AFICIONADOS YOUNG, OLD AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN SHOWED UP AT PHOTOGRAPHER KENNON EVETT’S STUDIO WITH THEIR BIKES IN TOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR COVER CALL OUT. IT ALL CAME TOGETHER BEAUTIFULLY AND IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. THANK YOU! Joyce Almaguer-Reisdorf, Beth Arlington, Jerome Baumeister, Kathryn Baumeister, Alan Byers, Lisa Chang, Wallace Chase, Yee-Bien Chuah, Kyle Davenport, Todd Forester, Regina Garcia,Thor Gardarsson, David Goodman, Kevin Jacks, Mario Lopez Kai,Bert Magh, Lisa McKinney, Jessica Miller, Mayra Mojica, Dan Morgan, James Neff, Shaina Park, Carmen Reisdorf, David Reisdorf, Matt Reisdorf, Brian Rodriguez, Melissa Sims, Alejandro Martinez Photography by KENNON EVETT Photography assistant ASHLEY McGINNESS Hair and makeup by SHERRIE EVETT
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JUNE 2014 | FEATURES VOLUME 16 - ISSUE 186
4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 8 on our radar 10 calendar 12 FOOD + DRINK 13 on our radar 14 chef’s special: manuel pucha 16 dine write: ragin cajun 18 open 20 taste of the town – david doherty 21 club review: little dipper 22 restaurant listing 25 the brunch bunch 26 bar|club|lounge listings 28 ARTS 29 fresh arts 30 museum district 32 art houses 34 gish at the movies 36 recording: cl’che 38 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 39 nonprofit: barbara bush houston literacy foundation
40 an open conversation with david hamilton 42 i want to ride my bicycle 48 people of houston 49 bike etiquette 50 where to live: braeswood place 52 on our radar real estate 54 scene 56 STYLE + LEISURE 57 fat finds 58 things I love 60 destination: playa del carmen 62 mentertainment 63 born cool 64 DESIGN 65 on our radar design 66 tools + gadgets 67 architecture + design: westmore land historic district 68 houston map 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 the brew|crossword puzzle 74 phone shot
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ON OUR RADAR | CALENDAR
ON OUR RADAR SAVE THE DATE! THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY WILL PRESENT MULTITALENTED ACTOR/MUSICIAN STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS, FEATURING EDIE BRICKELL ON THURSDAY, JULY 31, IN A SPECIAL, ONE-NIGHT ONLY CONCERT AS PART OF THE JULY SYMPHONY SUMMER IN THE CITY SERIES. THIS CONCERT WILL NOT INCLUDE THE ORCHESTRA BUT WILL FEATURE THE BLUEGRASS GROUP, ALONG WITH MARTIN ON BANJO AND BRICKELL ON VOCALS.
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Just when you thought Texas pride couldn’t get any bigger, Masik Collegiate Fragrances launches TEXAS FOR HIM and TEXAS FOR HER – signature scents created for The University of Texas at Austin. Both are inspired by the schools burnt orange color, campus style, flowers, trees, traditions and location. Alright, alright, alright, you can get it at www.universitycoop.com.
Photo by Richard Carson
HOUSTON’S SIGNATURE ANNUAL PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FREEDOM OVER TEXAS IS SET TO IGNITE THE SKIES WITH FIREWORKS AND FILL THE AIR WITH PATRIOTIC TUNES ON FRIDAY, JULY 4, 4–10PM. THE NEWLY RENOVATED ELEANOR TINSLEY PARK ON BUFFALO BAYOU (ALONG ALLEN PARKWAY) WILL HOST NATIONAL COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST JENNIFER NETTLES WHO IS HEADLINING AT ONE OF HER FIRST SOLO PERFORMANCES. $5 PER PERSON BEFORE JUNE 1, AVAILABLE ONLINE | $8 PER PERSON JUNE 1–JULY 3 | $10 PER PERSON DAY OF SHOW, ONLINE AND AT EVENT | FREE CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER | WWW.FREEDOMOVERTEXAS.ORG
THE STAR WARS TEAM RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THE CAST OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. ACTORS JOHN BOYEGA, DAISY RIDLEY, ADAM DRIVER, OSCAR ISAAC, ANDY SERKIS, DOMHNALL GLEESON AND MAX VON SYDOW WILL JOIN THE ORIGINAL STARS OF THE SAGA, HARRISON FORD, CARRIE FISHER, MARK HAMILL, ANTHONY DANIELS, PETER MAYHEW AND KENNY BAKER, IN THE NEW FILM. DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS SAYS, “WE ARE SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE THE CAST OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. IT IS BOTH THRILLING AND SURREAL TO WATCH THE BELOVED ORIGINAL CAST AND THESE BRILLIANT NEW PERFORMERS COME TOGETHER TO BRING THIS WORLD TO LIFE, ONCE AGAIN. WE START SHOOTING IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND EVERYONE IS DOING THEIR BEST TO MAKE THE FANS PROUD.” THE MOVIE OPENS WORLDWIDE ON DECEMBER 18, 2015.
EVER NOTICE THOSE WHITE BIKES WITH A PLAQUE, LOCKED TO A STREET SIGN NEAR AN INTERSECTION? GHOST BIKES ARE BICYCLES PAINTED ALL WHITE SERVING AS MEMORIALS FOR BICYCLISTS WHO’VE LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE RIDING ON THE STREET. ACCORDING TO GHOSTBIKES.ORG, THE FIRST OF THESE MEMORIALS WAS CREATED IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, IN 2003 AND SINCE THEN GHOST BIKES HAVE APPEARED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD INCLUDING HOUSTON. THE GHOST BIKE MEMORIAL PICTURED ABOVE IS LOCATED ON THE INTERSECTION OF SAWYER AND CROCKETT STREET.
THE VINTAGE CONTESSA & PRINCESSA is a book written by local gal about the town Donae Cangelosi and her daughter Bella with illustrations by Marina Saba. Set against a fashionable and luxurious backdrop, the story of a mother and daughter seeks to celebrate beauty growing from within yourself while sharing special moments with friends and family. “We have been touched by the sadness of cancer as we watched my 7-year-old goddaughter fight her battle with the disease,” shared Cangelosi. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to cancer charities around the world.
Susan G. Komen Houston hosts its annual Impact Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 17, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, from 11am–1:30pm. Joan Rivers will be in attendance to speak about overcoming adversity and offer a healthy serving of comedic relief. the luncheon will also include a fashionable element. www.komenhouston.org
Congratulations to DR. BOB BASU who is one of a hundred doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of more than 6,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf – the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. The award is granted to doctors who demonstrate outstanding commitment to patient education and helping millions of consumers get access to reliable, expert information about cosmetic procedures, treatments and aesthetic concerns. www.basuplasticsurgery.com
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| on our radar |
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 2:30 & 7:30pm | Good People 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby Gexa: War Horse 2 & 7:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm Wortham Center HB: Modern Masters 2pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 2:30 & 7:30pm | Good People 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 2 & 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays 1:10pm Wortham Center HB: Swan Lake 2pm
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Alley Theatre Good People 2:30 & 7:30pm Bayou Music Center The Fray 7:30pm House of Blues Reel Big Fish 7pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Detroit Tigers 1:10pm
PERFORMING ARTS + CONCERTS + SPORTS + FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 2:30 & 7:30pm | Good People 2:30 & 7:30pm House of Blues Gospel Brunch 1pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld 8:30pm Wortham Center HB: Swan Lake 2pm
Alley Theatre Good People 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 2 & 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Exxon Mobil Summer Symphony Nights 8:30pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 7:30pm | Good People 7:30pm House of Blues B.B. King 7:30pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 7:30pm | Good People 7:30pm House of Blues Failure 7pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Big the Musical 11am Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm
Alley Theatre Good People 7:30pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Boston with the Doobie Brothers 7pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 7:30pm
Alley Theatre Good People 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 7:30pm House of Blues Spanish Gold 8pm
Alley Theatre Good People 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 7:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Atlanta Braves 7:10pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 7:30pm | Good People 7:30pm House of Blues The Supervillains Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels 7:10pm
House of Blues Tamara Braxton 7:30pm
Bayou Music Center The Voice Tour 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Houston Young Artist’s Concert 11am
Alley Theatre Good People 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Sounds Like Fun! 11am Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Atlanta Braves 7:10pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 7:30pm | Good People 7:30pm Bayou Music Center Move Live on Tour Starring Julianne & Derek Hough 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Swing, Jive & Pop! Into Dance 11am Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels 7:10pm Toyota Center Romeo Santos 8pm
Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Detroit Tigers 7:10pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 7:30pm | Good People 7:30pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Backstreet Boys with Avril Lavigne 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre The Magician’s Nephew 11am Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels 7:10pm Wortham Center HB: Swan Lake 7:30pm Toyota Center Romeo Santos 8pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 7:30pm | Good People 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Big the Musical 11am Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm
Alley Theatre Good People 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 7:30pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration 7pm
Alley Theatre Good People 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 7:30pm House of Blues Tracy Morgan 7pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Atlanta Braves 1:10pm
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT
ALLEY THEATRE alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com CWM PAVILION woodlandscenter.org DISCOVERY GREEN discoverygreen.com HOBBY 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org
HOUSE OF BLUES hob.com JONES HALL 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATER 713.524.6706 mainstreettheater.com MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT) 832.487.7127 milleroutdoortheatre.com
NRG STADIUM reliantpark.com TOYOTA CENTER 1.866.4HOU.TIX toyotacentertix.com WORTHAM CENTER 713.237.1439 houstonfirsttheaters.com
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NOT SURE WHAT TO DO? TRY ONE-STOP SHOPPING AT
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 8pm | Good People 8pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion HS: A Symphonic Journey 8pm House of Blues Tyler Newberry & The Reliques 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre The Magician’s Nephew 11am | Sizzling Summer Dance 8:30pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 8pm | Good People 8pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Wagner & Maazel’s Ring Without Words 8pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 8pm House of Blues Yandel VIP US Tour 8pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Big the Musical 8:15pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm NRG Stadium Vans Warped Tour 11am–7:30pm Wortham Center HB: Swan Lake 7:30pm
Alley Theatre Good People 8pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 8pm Toyota Center Gabriel Santos 7:30pm
FOR THESE EVENTS AND MORE, CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR ONLINE AT WWW.002MAG.COM
Alley Theatre Good People 8pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry 6:45pm House of Blues The Dan Band 9pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Detroit Tigers 7:10pm NRG Stadium Shell & Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston 10am–10pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 2:30 & 8pm | Good People 2:30 & 8pm Bayou Music Center Er Conde de Guacharo 9pm Miller Outdoor Theatre 25th Annual Accordian Kings & Queens 6pm Wortham Center HB: Swan Lake 1:30 & 7:30pm
Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Maska and Spike 2:30 & 8pm | Good People 2:30 & 8pm Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion James Taylor 8pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 2 & 8pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2 & 5pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Big the Musical 8:15pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays 3:10pm Wortham Center HB: Swan Lake 1:30 & 7:30pm
Alley Theatre Good People 2:30 & 8pm Bayou Music Center Houston Roller Derby 7pm Hobby TUTS: The Little Mermaid 2 & 8pm House of Blues Danny Gokey 8pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2 & 5pm Miller Outdoor Theatre Exxon Mobil Summer Symphony Nights 8:30pm Toyota Center Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm
Alley Theatre Good People 2:30 & 8pm Main Street Theatre Pippi Longstocking 2 & 5pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Detroit Tigers 3:10pm
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CHEF’S SPECIAL | DINE WRITE | OPEN | TASTE OF THE TOWN | CLUB REVIEW | THE BRUNCH BUNCH by Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Sarah Austin
MALK IT DOES A BODY GOOD. BUT REALLY IT DOES. ALTHOUGH A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT, MILK JUST DOESN’T DO A BODY GOOD. JUST THINK ABOUT IT, WHERE DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO GO FROM FEEDING YOUR HUMAN OFFSPRING BREAST MILK (OR FORMULA) TO ANOTHER ANIMAL’S – IN MOST CASES A COW’S – MILK? THAT WOULD BE LIKE YOUR DOG NURSING HER PUPS AND THEN AFTER A FEW MONTHS SAYING, ‘HEY, LET’S GO GET SOME CAT’S MILK FOR YOU NOW FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.’ YOU’VE CAT TO BE KITTEN ME RIGHT MEOW. (SORRY I COULDN’T RESIST.)
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MALK is a family-owned business right here in Houston making the most delicious, fresh, five all-organic ingredient almond milk. There are no fillers or binders or anything humans can’t pronounce, and the heat process they use allows for a great enzymatic party encouraging proper absorption of vitamins and minerals. Truly clean and delicious and available in four flavors: Unsweet, Chocolate, Vanilla and Maple Pecan. Pick up a bottle at Double Trouble Coffee and Urban Harvest starting June 8. www.malktexas.com
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ON OUR RADAR FOOD+DRINK If you call yourself a true coffee aficionado then SIPHON COFFEE is the place for you. The new coffee shop on W. Alabama neat the University of St. Thomas is not messing around. It'll take seven minutes to brew the perfect cup and cost you about the same. But the result is a flawless cup of coffee. We won't go into the chemistry of the process, just head over there and let the pros tell you all about it. 710 W. Alabama @ Greeley
JOSE HERNANDEZ JOINED HOTEL SORELLA CITYCENTRE TO HELM THE REBRAND OF THE BISTRO. RADIO MILANO, A MODERN ITALIAN CONCEPT, DEBUTED LAST MONTH WITH A STREET LEVEL BAR RENAMED RADIO BAR. PETE CONTALDI, FORMERLY OF PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE, HAS BEEN APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER. Chef Robert Del Grande has a recipe in Dean Fearing’s beautiful new cookbook, THE TEXAS FOOD BIBLE. James Beard Award winners, Del Grande and Fearing, two of Texas’ most famous chefs, are longtime friends who play guitar together in a chef band called The Barbwires. Del Grande has a featured recipe in the book for Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Backyard Steak Sauce. Fearing rose to fame at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas before opening national award-winning Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas in 2007.
IN 1979, GEORGE MALOOF SR. BOUGHT THE HOUSTON ROCKETS BASKETBALL TEAM AND HIS SON GAVIN MALOOF RAN THE TEAM DURING THE FAMILY’S THREE-YEAR OWNERSHIP. NOW THE MALOOFS ARE BACK TO LAUNCH NEVER HUNGOVER THE INNOVATIVE HANGOVER PREVENTION DRINK CLAIMING TO CURE THE MORNING AFTEREFFECTS OF ONE TOO MANY. COMPRISED OF A NATURAL VITAMIN BLEND, ANTIOXIDANTS, AMINO ACIDS, NUTRIENTS AND MINERALS, NEVER HUNGOVER HELPS NEUTRALIZE AND PROCESS THE TOXINS CAUSED BY ALCOHOL IN YOUR LIVER AND KIDNEYS. AVAILABLE AT SPEC’S.
We wouldn’t mind getting this package in the mail. VEUVE CLICQUOT celebrates the art and elegance of hand-written notes with Clicquot Mail. The chic case is fashioned in the shape of a modern day mailbox and is made to hold a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. $49
AUSTIN-BASED SNAP KITCHEN OPENS A NEW SPOT IN THE SHOPS AT HOUSTON CENTER IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON. THE HEALTHY TAKEAWAY DINING CONCEPT SPECIALIZING IN CHEF-DRIVEN, PROPERLY PORTIONED EATS AND CONSCIOUSLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS OPENS THIS MONTH IN THE FOOD COURT AT THE SHOPS, 1200 MCKINNEY STREET. HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE, widely acknowledged as the spark that revitalized Market Square, will open Hearsay Discovery Green at the Embassy Suites Hotel by fall of this year. The Gastro Lounge will present its New American cuisine, craft cocktails and impressive wine collection in its warm “chic antique” setting.
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CHEF MANUEL PUCHA
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
TABLE ON POST OAK CONTEMPORARY CUISINE, SEASONALLY INSPIRED
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? My refrigerator!
FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? I don’t have a sweet tooth, but when I do, I just walk over to my Pastry Chef, and ask for a Green Tea Panna Cotta… and sometimes to-go. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier, Foie Gras from his restaurant in Paris.
BEST BREAKFAST? The most important meal and unfortunately, I usually skip it! BEST BRUNCH? Hugo’s – the food and atmosphere is friendly and consistent, keeps me coming back.
WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD? When I cook at home, it is always a type of stew or soup.
WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Espelette… because this ingredient complements most dishes, enhancing the flavor, especially in seafood. WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? A sharp knife!! WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Lack of discipline, respect or professionalism. FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Merlot.
DO YOU USE A RECIPE OR WING IT? Usually a combo. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE NEXT FOOD TREND? Latin American. AT HOME, WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON HAND TO SERVE DROP-IN GUESTS? Most likely I will have some cheeses and charcuterie… if they are lucky, I may still have a glass or two of that Merlot on hand! WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR HOME REFRIGERATOR? A jar of spaghetti sauce. WHAT MAGAZINE COVER, OTHER THAN 002’S, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED ON? Food and Wine.
FAVORITE SANDWICH Prosciutto Panini. FAVORITE TRUCK FOOD I will always and only seek out Tacos! There is a truck that is usually at Westheimer and Briargrove that I like. FAVORITE PICNIC SPOT Memorial Park. FAVORITE SPOT TO EXERCISE/RUN My apartment gym… quiet, quick and around the corner.
TABLE ON POST OAK 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 6110 | 713.439.1000 | www.tablerestaurants.com
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THE ORIGINAL RAGIN’ CAJUN TURNS 40 THE ORIGINAL RAGIN’ CAJUN
By Jeff Lane
Photography by Sarah Miller
DOMINIC MANDOLA WOULD LIKE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CALCULATE THE NUMBER OF SHRIMP POBOYS HIS FAMILY’S ICONIC RESTAURANT HAS SOLD IN THE PAST FOUR DECADES. “I LIKE TO THINK IT’S HOUSTON’S ORIGINAL SHRIMP PO-BOY, SINCE 1974,” MANDOLA SAID RECENTLY WHILE GIVING ME A TOUR OF THE ORIGINAL RESTAURANT. THE PLACE HAS GROWN A BIT SINCE DOMINIC’S FATHER, LUKE MANDOLA SR., FRANK MANDOLA AND RAY HAY OPENED THE SMALL RAY HAY’S CAJUN POBOYS ON RICHMOND, JUST INSIDE WEST LOOP 610.
FRESH LOUISIANA BOILED CRAWFISH
TODAY THERE ARE 6 LOCATIONS – Woodlake Square, Sugar Land, a lunch-only spot in the Downtown Tunnels, a brand new Woodlands Cajun and the swankier L.A. Bar & Restaurant next door to the original South Louisiana Kitchen. “In the year 2000, when we opened Westheimer, we added a grill,” Mandola said. “Grilled shrimp, grilled catfish, grilled tilapia. We needed to add healthier options.” I can appreciate that. On this day I enjoy a perfectly charred, tender piece of grilled mahi mahi and some fresh mixed greens. Of course I managed to swipe a couple of the best hush puppies from my friend’s plate. Dominic shared a few of the menu items added in recent years. Snow crabs, king crab. We talked about the Mardi Gras Oysters, topped with their own homemade Cajun flavored pico de gallo. Part of Dominic’s menu tweaks included a change to the roast beef po-boy…adding provolone cheese and pickles to the hot roast beef, lettuce, tomato and brown gravy, “more a Lafayette style,” as he puts it. Their sausage poboy has a little extra kick to it as now they put the sausage link in crawfish bowl, and then add their own BBQ sauce that includes their Ragin’ Cajun brand Cajun pepper sauce. I think I got beads of sweat across my forehead just typing this. I’m going to need a beer now.
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MARDI GRAS OYSTERS
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But for all the new stuff – the menu is pretty huge – the Ragin’ Cajun is still known for the crawfish. They are simply a go-to, a standard, a feast of spicy bayou goodness worth making a mess over. “I think Dad and the guys started serving crawfish in the parking lot in 1976,” Mandola said. “It was an instant success.” Through the years, I’ve downed more than a few piles of crawfish, several cold beers, while watching a game. And I’m not the only one. Anytime I’ve been there, or simply driven by, it is seemingly always busy. A bustling lunch crowd, a fall Saturday marathon of rabid college football fans. Or just the steady stream of crawfish fanatics who get to enjoy the longest crawfish season in the land: November to July. “Most places will sell crawfish from February to May,” Mandola said. “We go a lot longer. It’s one reason we sell more cooked crawfish than anyone in the country.” So as they start their fifth decade, head over to Richmond and get elbow deep in a bucket or three. I’ll see you there.
SAMPLE MENU STARTERS Oysters on the Half Shell – Fresh Gulf Coast oysters on the half shell served over ice with lemon wedges, horseradish and the famous Ragin’ Cajun red sauce – Dozen $12.99, Half dozen $8.99 FRESH BOILED SEAFOOD Snow Crabs “Cajun Style” – 3 snow crab clusters boiled in the “famous” boil, served with your choice of 2 sides, French bread and lemon garlic butter sauce.
FROM THE BAYOU Shrimp & Crab Gumbo – Fresh Gulf Coast shrimp and lump crab meat with fresh vegetables in a rich dark roux served over rice – Cup $6.49, Bowl $10.49 “FAMOUS” PO-BOYS SPECIALTY Voodoo Magic – Imported deli ham, salami, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and Creole cream sauce $9.99 Spice Grilled Sausage Po-Boy – Smoked sausage link grilled and dipped in the “famous” boil. Dressed with lettuce, sautéed onions, tomato, pickles and BBQ sauce – $9.99
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OPEN MAI PHAM is a freelance food writer, critic and travel writer based in Houston. Her work appears in local and national outlets such as Forbes Travel Guide, Houston Press, My Table Magazine, Examiner.com and 002houston magazine. You might also recognize her for her regular appearances on the Fox 26 Blogger Series, where she dishes about the local food scene. When she’s not eating something scrumptious, she’s usually off traveling the world in pursuit of culinary bliss. Follow her culinary escapades on Twitter or Instagram @Femme_Foodie.
Photography by Mai Pham
SONGKRAN THAI KITCHEN | CHEF JETT HURAPAN
CUISINE Modern Thai | www.songkranthaikitchen.com | 1101-08 Uptown Park Blvd. | 713.993.9096 HOURS Daily: 11am–10pm
There’s so much to love about Thai food. Not only is it clean and fresh, it’s some of the most explosive, fireworks-inyour-mouth kind of food you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting. Sweet and sour, salty and fermented, pickled and spicy – you get it all, sometimes in one bite. With the opening of Songkran Thai Kitchen in Uptown Park (sandwiched between Cafe Express and Etoile), HOUSTON HAS A NEW PLACE TO EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF THIS SOUTHEAST ASIAN CUISINE. HELMED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF JETT HURAPAN, THE MENU IS AUTHENTIC AND REAL. This is no watered-down, Americanized version of Thai food. Hurapan, who has worked as a corporate chef and as executive chef at places like Gigi’s Dumpling House and Blu in Sugar Land, comes from a family that owned Thai restaurants. So that what you get when you eat at Songkran is something like his Nam
BRADLEY’S FINE DINER | CHEF BRYAN OGDEN
CUISINE Modern American | www.bradleysfinediner.com | 191 Heights Blvd. | 832.831.5939 HOURS Sun–Thu: 11am–10pm; Fri–Sat: 11am–11pm.
In case you haven’t heard, HOUSTON HAS ATTRACTED JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF BRADLEY OGDEN FROM SAN FRANCISCO to open not just one but three concepts in Houston. First, he opened the Funky Chicken in The Heights, a fast casual joint that has become known for its chicken pot pie. Then, he debuted Bradley’s Fine Diner, also in The Heights. And soon, he will also open Ogden’s Pour Society in Memorial City. Though I’m glad he’s opening all three, it’s the fine diner that I’m pretty excited about. When I dined there during the very first week that they’d opened, the restaurant already exhibited many of the qualities that I would hope to find in a long-established restaurant. The decor was polished yet casual, so that you could come in dressed up or dressed down without feeling uncomfortable. Service was on point and not pushy, and I got the impression that everyone was trying hard to please. 18. june 14 | www.002mag.com
Tok, a cold beef salad with red onions, peanuts and a lime-fish sauce vinaigrette that transported me to the streets of Bangkok (this will definitely become one of my go-to dishes). His Khai Luk Koei son-in-law eggs, deep fried for a lightly caramelized outer shell and served in a tamarind sauce on an Nam Tok iron skillet, is also a thing of beauty, with these amazing textures, and again, that deep tasty flavor intrinsic to Thai food. Pad Thai, served elegantly on a large rectangular plate with small sides of peanuts, bean sprouts and a real lime wedge, is seasoned to perfection, with the noodles cooked just right. There are countless other things to try, like the Thai curries or his deep fried whole fish, so come with friends and order a bunch of things to share family style. Did I mention how beautiful the restaurant is, as well? If you opt to dine inside, large format wall murals and great Buddha Lounge-esque playlist give the place this hip, exotic vibe, while outdoors, you’ll find one of the best new covered patios in the city.
So often at new restaurants, people recommend dishes without having tried them, but the suggestions I received from everyone from my server to general manager Sebastian Laval, to sommelier Rob Ortiz and Chef Bryan Ogden Caviar and quail (Bradley’s son), were earnest and thoughtful, evidence egg on brioche of time devoted preparing the staff. Food might be considered a bit pricey by Houston standards, but the execution and what you get on your plate make up for it. Get the bone marrow toast or the chicken fried frog’s legs to start. Or better yet, splurge on the “Eggs and Toast” – essentially caviar and quail egg sliders, an excellent example of what the “fine” in fine diner means. I would also highly recommend the seared scallops, a totally all-American dish pan-seared until golden brown, and served in a bacon-y cream sauce with lemon gnocchi and maitake mushroom. I didn’t order the yankee pot roast, but from what I could see during my tour of the kitchen, the braised meat and potato dish looked exactly like what I’ll be wanting on my next visit.
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KUU | CHEF ADISON LEE
CUISINE Modern Sushi | www.kuurestaurant.com | 947 Gessner Rd. #A180 | 713.461.1688 HOURS Mon–Thu: 11am–2pm and 4:30–10pm; Fri: 11am–2pm and 4:30–11pm; Sat: 4:30–10pm; Sun: 4:30–9pm Sure, there are places on the west side that serve sushi, but to find a place whose CHEF WORKED UNDER THE VENERABLE NOBU MATSUHISA – one of the great sushi chefs of our time – the only place to go is KUU. Located in the new Gateway Memorial complex at the corner of Gessner and I10 across from Memorial City Mall, KUU means the “art of eating,” and that’s exactly the experience that Chef Adison Lee creates with his carefully composed dishes. The restaurant design, by local designRoast Duck er Si Dang, is luxe modern Japanese, like Breast with something you might find in a Mandarin Orange Miso Oriental Hotel. An attractive, curved bar area sits to the right of the restaurant, which is bisected by a lounge area, where a copper fireplace emits a sexy glow. To the left, a long sushi bar offers ample seating for hard-core sushi eaters, while booths, tables and tatami areas are available for larger groups. Plan to start dinner with a crafted cocktail featuring seasonal ingredients like freshly squeezed beet juice or lychee puree. Then, sit back and enjoy the show as you indulge in delicately plated sashimi starters, like the Truffle Japanese Sea Bream, or the Kanpaccio, in which thin slices of kanpachi are laid against wedges of Texas orange and finished off with a drizzle of yuzu-soy vinaigrette. If the chef is offering a nightly special, don’t hesitate, because he can whip up sumptuous dishes on the fly, like the seared hamachi belly with citrus and plums that we ordered one night (total foodgasm!). Nigiri lovers will be pleased with the quality and flavor of the sushi rice, as well as the varied selections of traditional and exotic fish available daily. And not to be missed are the hot plates from the kitchen. Though it killed me that he’d run out of uni the night we were there (Lee’s uni-crusted king crab is legendary), we couldn’t have been happier with our Roast Duck Breast with Orange Miso, a masterful display of French technique with Japanese flavors. Our Wagyu and Unagi dish was also rich, earthy and delicious; and the Sakana Nabe was so good, we couldn’t stop eating even though we were full.
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TASTE OF THE TOWN
AVID DOHERTY IS A HUSBAND, FATHER OF TWO BOYS AND A SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES. HE IS A NATIVE HOUSTONIAN, BORN AND RAISED, AND AS SUCH, HE HAS SEEN THIS CITY TRANSFORM FROM WHAT IT WAS IN HIS CHILDHOOD YEARS TO WHAT IT IS TODAY. WHEN DAVID THOUGHT ABOUT THE PLACES THAT MAKE HOUSTON FUN AND UNIQUE, HE CHOSE TO HIGHLIGHT FIVE KEY ATTRIBUTES: ITS BEAUTY, ITS ACHIEVEMENTS, ITS GENEROSITY, ITS FOOD AND ITS CINEMAS.
ITS BEAUTY MEMORIAL PARK A real gem right in the heart of the city. At almost 1,500 acres, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. An estimated 4 million people visit the park annually for running, walking, biking, golf and tennis. My favorite thing to do there is run the trails because you can forget you are in a big city. Something Houstonians might not know is that the property was originally an army training base during WWI. Its name “Memorial” is dedicated to the memory of soldiers lost during the war.
ACHIEVMENTS TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER To me, this is Houston’s most renowned asset. Just look at it, and you can’t help but say “wow!” With 20,000 physicians and an annual patient count of 7 million, the TMC is the largest medical center in the world. That gives Houston some major bragging rights. An interesting fact: The medical center is where the air ambulance known as “Life Flight” was created.
Photography by Batli Joselevitz
ITS FOOD HUGO’S Hands down Houston’s best upscale Mexican restaurant. The food never disappoints, as it’s always high quality and fresh. My favorite dish is the chicken enchiladas with verde sauce. In addition to fantastic food, they serve a wide variety of tequilas and specialty margaritas. I, personally, am a beer drinker so when I go, my drink of choice is Dos Equis Lager. The ambiance is great and the service excellent. The first time I went was in 2002 and I go back at least 20 times a year.
GENEROSITY CHRISTUS FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHCARE Ever since the Sisters of the Incarnate Word stepped off the boat in Galveston in 1866, they have been driven by their core belief – extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Their dedication to helping the underserved led to the creation of CHRISTUS Health, which ranks among the top 10 Catholic health systems in the U.S. From CHRISTUS Health, the CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare was born, with a focus on serving the Greater Houston and Galveston communities through 10 healthcare ministries. The Foundation touches the lives of more than 60,000 people annually, and my family has been proud supporters of its mission for 50 years.
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ITS CINEMAS SUNDANCE Houston’s best downtown movie house. The full-service bar and variety in food options adds a level of class to dining at the movies. The reserved seating lets you choose your favorite spot in the theater without having to rush in early to claim it before anyone else. And because we all know what it can be like to park downtown, Sundance offers free underground parking or valet service.
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002food+drink By Michael Cook
Photography by Daniel Ortiz
WE. ARE. FAMILY.
WE’RE BACK! BACK DOWNTOWN ON MAIN STREET, THAT IS. THE BLOCK THAT JUST WON’T STOP KEEPS ON GROWING WITH HONESTLY VERY FEW SPOTS LEFT UNINHABITED. SIGNS THAT THINGS IN OUR CITY ARE JUST DANDY, NOT ONLY ARE MANY OF THESE BARS PARTS OF FAMILIES OF BARS AROUND TOWN, THEY ALSO PROMOTE AND HELP GROW EACH OTHER’S BUSINESS. DO US ALL A SOLID AND KEEP THE SUPPORT ALIVE…GIVE THE LITTLE DIPPER A VISIT NEXT TIME YOU HEAD DOWNTOWN. Sticking with the Main Street vibe, Little Dipper is real welcoming. Out front, seating (and a bouncer) greet you as you walk up – inside your drinks are served in a real lounge-y place with rich hard woods and exposed brick. A long bar runs down the right side of the space and the rest is littered with couches and tables. Little Dipper is designed to be a comfortable place for a drink – grab one of the leather bar stools and stay for a while. Be sure to look around and take in the painted ceiling stars, classic revival lighting, wallpaper, mirrors and artwork. It all adds to the mellow turn of the century vibe. Little Dipper knows a thing or two about service. Poison Girl, Antidote and Black Hole are all part of the same family – a great lineage if you ask us! While each offers their own thing in different parts of town, Little Dipper brings the liquor to Main
Street. Specialty cocktails like the Sazerac and the Old Fashioned are made manly strong…evidenced by our own research and that guy passed out on the other side of the bar. Beer and wine are available for sipping as well, but Little Dipper has far too many spirits to pass on. Sharing Poison Girl’s love for the bourbon, Little Dipper has quite the list including Poison Girl house-aged bourbons. Happy hour brings $4 wines, $2.50 wells and $2 Lone Stars, so head over and Take the Train Tuesday (look it up).
LITTLE DIPPER 304 Main St. | Houston, TX 77002 twitter.com/LittleDipperBar www.facebook.com/little.dipper.56884 4pm til 2am, EVERY DAY
The passed-out guy finally woke up, left the bar and kept on wandering around Main Street. We hope by now the rest of you have woken up too…Little Dipper and the rest of the Main Street family are waiting.
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002food+drink RESTAURANT LISTINGS HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND | THE WOODLANDS
american 024 GRILLE www.024grille.com 945 Gessner Road. 281.501.4350 *17 | inside Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.thesamhoustonhotel.com 51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com
CINQ www.lacolombedor.com 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750
LINE & LARIAT | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com
TRINITI www.trinitirestaurant.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090
COOK & COLLINS www.cookandcollins.com 2416 Brazos St. 832.701.1973
LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800
UNDERBELLY www.underbellyhouston.com 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9800
CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196
MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.2632 www.neimanmarcus.com
YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.461.9273
CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com DOWN HOUSE www.downhousehouston.com 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696
AMERICAS www.cordua.com 4 Houston locations ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 | www.cordua.com BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545 BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218
EDDIE V’S www.eddiev.com •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com FRANK’S AMERICAN REVIVAL 3736 Westheimer. 713.572.8600 www.frankshouston.com GLASS WALL www.glasswalltherestaurant.com 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930 HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com
ELEVEN XI www.elevenxihouston.com 607 W. Gray. 713.529.5881
BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440
KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com
CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston
LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111
CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848
LIBERTY KITCHEN www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com 1050 Studewood St. 713.802.0533
CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857
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LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE www.libertykitchenoysterette.com 424 San Felipe. 713.622.1010
MAX’S WINE DIVE www.maxswinedive.com 4720 Washington. 713.880.8737
ZELKO BISTRO www.zelkobistro.com 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691
RA SUSHI www.rasushi.com • 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 • 799 Town & Country. 713.331.2792 RED PIER [asian fusion] www.theredpier.com 2704 Milam St. 713.807.7726 PREVIEW [sushi] www.previewmodernseafood.com 4645 Highway 6. SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726
MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S 3 Houston locations www.mccormickandschmicks.com
AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636
MR. PEEPLES [seafood & steakhouse] www.mrpeeples.com 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319
AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com
TIGER DEN www.tigerdentx.com 9889 Bellaire Blvd.. 832.804.7755
NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181
BLUE FISH SUSHI www.thebluefishsushi.com 550 Texas. 713.225.3474
UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808
OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1302 Nance Street. 832.830.8592
DUA [vietnamese] www.duarestaurant.com 1201 Westheimer. 713.524.5664
UPTOWN SUSHI www.uptown-sushi.com 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200
QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700
EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815
RDG www.rdgbarannie.com 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111
FISH [sushi] www.fishhouston.com 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294
BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com
RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3951 San Felipe. 713.599.1960
GORO & GUN [japanese+noodles] 306 Main. 832.708.6195
GOODE COMPANYwww.goodecompany.com 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530
RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations
JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 3 Houston locations | www.noodlesrule.com
PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com
SEASONS 52 www.seasons52.com • 4410 Westheimer. 713.621.5452 • 842 W Sam Houston Prwy. 713.464.5252
KAM’S [chinese] www.kamscuisine.com 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057
SHADE www.shadeheights.com 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500
KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878
SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com
LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE www.lesgivrals.com 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671
SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com TABLE 1800 Post Oak Blv. 713.439.1000 www.tablerestaurant.com
MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300 NEW
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
KONA GRILL [japanese+american] 2 Houston locations | www.konagrill.com
MF SUSHI www.mfsushihouston.com 5887 Westheimer. 832.530.4321 NARA [korean] www.narahouston.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.628.3995 NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com ONAGA [sushi] www.onagapanasian.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888
STRAITS [singaporean] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. 713.365.9922 | www.straitsrestaurants.com
breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc. ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 ARAYA www.arayachocolate.com 2 Houston locations AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER 3 Houston locations | www.avalondiner.com BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 BLACKSMITH 1018 Westheimer. 832.360.470 BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993 CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com
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CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623 www.cedarcreek.squarespace.com
INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com
SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO 904 Westheimer. 713.942.9990 www.southsideespresso.com
COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700
ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations | www.islandgrillhouston.com
SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929
CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcakes.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283
KRAFTSMEN CAFE www.kraftsmencafe.com 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300
SWEET www.sweethouston.com 801 Town & Country. 713.647.9338
D’AMICO’S www.damico-café.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400
MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR • 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 • 711 Louisina. (DT tunnel system) www.michaelscookiejar.com
THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com
DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St.. 713.874.0096 DRY CREEK CAFÉ www.drycreekcafe.com 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313 EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 www.fountain-view-cafe.com FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.3835 www.fuelhealthbar.com HARRYS www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198
MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226 SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com
THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com TINY BOXWOOD’S www.tinyboxwoods.com 2 Houston locations
cajun+creole+southern L.A. BAR www.ragin-cajun.com 4302 A Richmond Ave. 713.335.2227 THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 2712 Blodgett St. 713.521.2920 www.thisisithouston.com
european BISTRO LE CEP[french] www.bistro-lecep.com 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985
THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com
BRASSERIE 19 www.brasserie19.com 1962 W. Gray. 713.524.1919
ASHIANA www.ashianarestaurant.net 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555
BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net
KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472
CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.521.723 COSTA BRAVA BISTRO [spanish/french] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com ÉTOILE CUISINE [french] 1101-11 Uptown Park. 832.668.5808 www.etoilecuisine.com GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com
NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.thebombaybrasserie.com PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022 SHIVA www.shivarestaurant.com 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753
italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com
TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations
LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com
ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations
OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114
BIRRAPORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com
SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre-tx.com 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406
BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 2 Houston locations
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restaurant listings CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612
EL GRAN MALO [mex] www.elgranmalo.com 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405
DROUBI BROS. www.droubibrothers.com 507 Dallas St. 713.652.0058
PALM www.thepalm.com 6100 Westheimer Rd. 713.977.2544
COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260
EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306
NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square. 713.224.4976
PAPPAS BROS. www.pappasbros.com 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352
COLTIVARE www.coltivarehouston.com 3320 White Oak Dr. 713.637.4095
EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations
DACAPO’S PASTRY CAFÉ 1141 E. 11th St. 713.869.9141 www.dacapospastrycafe.com
EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com
OSTERIA MAZZANTINI www.osteriamazzantini.com 2200 Post Oak. 713.993.9898 PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com TONY MANDOLA’S www.tonymandolas.com 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3474 VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurants.com
latin AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888 ARGENTINA CAFEwww.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877 BATANGA www.batangahouston.com 908 Congress. 713.224.9500 BERRYHILL[texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 CARACOL [mex] www.caracol.net 2200 Post Oak Blvd. 713.622.9996 CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations | www.cycloneanaya.com
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SHULA’S Hyatt Hotel | www.donshula.com 1200 Louisiana St. 713.375.4777 VALLONE’S www.vallones.com 947 Gessner. 713.395.6100
GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710 GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations LAS VENTANAS [mex] www.lasventanas.net 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 LATIN BITES CAFE [peru] 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 www.latinbitescafe.com LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 | www.luciosbyob.com MAJORCA [spanish] 207 Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com MARIA SELMA [mex] www.mariaselma.com 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 NINFA’S THE ORIGINAL www.ninfas.com 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 PISTOLERO’S www.pistoleroshouston.com 1517 Westheimer. 281.974.3860 RADICAL EATS www.radicaleats.com 507 Westheimer. 713.697.8719
PHOENICIA DELI [lebanese] 2 Houston locations | www.phoeniciafoods.com
pizza ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656 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
BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993 CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com DIMASSI’S www.dimassi.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200
BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324
GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 Six Pines Dr. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com
BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com
HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 24 Waterway Ave. 281.203.5641 www.hubbellandhudson.com
GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.grimaldispizzeria.com
JASPER’S www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.6600
JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121 PERRY’S GRILL www.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727 PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com
KITA [japanese] 24 Waterway Ave. 281.298.1888 LUCA & LEONARDO [italian] 20 Waterway Ave. 832.510.2110 www.lucaleonardo.com MASA’S SUSHI www.sushimasahouston.com 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688
MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720
TRADICAO [brazilian] 12000 Southwest Frwy. 281.277.9292 www.tradicaosteakhouse.com
TOMMY BAHAMA www.tommybahama.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.292.6878
MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com
WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com
MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations
CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969
BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com
BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061
SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net
TEXAS DE BRAZIL [brazilian] 822 Town & Country Blvd. 713.730.3013 www.texasdebrazil.com
AURA BRASSERIE www.aura-restaurant.com 15997 City Walk. 281.403.2872
AMERIGO'S GRILLE [italian] www.amerigos.com 25250 Grogans Park Dr. 281.362.0808
THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925
FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations
TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654
AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492
SCHILLECI'S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.4242 www.schillecis.com
TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 2 Houston locations
THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com
VIC & ANTHONY’S www.vicandanthonys.com 1510 Texas Ave. 713.228.1111
1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.1260 www.1252tapasbar.com
RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704
RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569
UNI SUSHI 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.7177
HOUSTONIANS DINE OUT MORE THAN RESIDENTS OF ANY OTHER
OSTERIA COPPA www.coppaosteriahouston.com 5210 Morningside. 713.522.3535
RUTH’S CHRIS www.ruthschris.com 5433 Westheimer Rd. 713.789.2333
CITY 4.1 TIMES PER WEEK, COMPARED WITH THE NATIONAL
AVERAGE OF 3.1. THE AVERAGE MEAL IN HOUSTON $32.53
IS LESS THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF $35.10 WWW.VISITHOUSTONTEXAS.COM
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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG 118 A Vintage Park. 281.257.3447 Every day – 7am–2pm | www.anotherbrokenegg.com BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 Saturday – 11am–3pm www.beavershouston.com BIRRAPORETTI’S 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.birrarestaurant.com BRADLEY’S FINE DINER 191 Heights Blvd. 832.831.5939 Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.bradleysfinediner.com CAFE BRASIL 2604 Dunlavy St. 713.528.1993 Saturday & Sunday – 7am–2pm www.cafe-brasil.net
CHATTERS CAFE & BISTRO 140 South Heights Blvd. 713.864.8080 Saturday & Sunday – 10am–3pm www.chatterscafe.com CHOCOLATE DROP CAFE 9029 S. Hwy. 6 #190. 281.972.9908 Sunday – 10am–4pm | www.chocolatedropcafe.com DISH SOCIETY 5740 San Felipe #100. 832.538.1060 Saturday – 7am–3pm & Sunday – 8am–3pm www.dishsociety.com DISTRICT 7 GRILL 501 Pierce St. 713.751.0660 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm www.district7grill.com
EL BIG BAD 419 Travis St. 713.229.8181 Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.elbigbad.com EMBERS AMERICAN GRILLE 5709 Woodway Dr. 832.242.1888 Saturday & Sunday – 10am–3pm | www.embers-american-grille.com FRENCH RIVIERA BAKERY & CAFE 3100 Chimney Rock Rd. 713.783.3264 Monday–Saturday – 7am–3pm LIBERTY KITCHEN 1050 Studewood. 713.802.0533 Saturday & Sunday – 8am–2:30pm www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com PASTELITOS CAFE 1809 Eldridge Pkwy. # 120. 713.632.5178 Every day – 7am–3pm | www.pastelitoscafe.com PECAN CREEK GRILLE 1510 Eldridge Pkwy. #100. 281.759.3663 Every day – 8am–2pm | www.pecancreekgrille.com RIOJA 11920 Westheimer Rd. 281.531.5569 Sunday – Starts at 11am | www.riojarestaurant.com
THREE BROTH ERS BAKERY
4606 Washington Ave. 713.522.2253 | www. 3brothersbakery.com Monday–Thursday 7am– 8pm Friday 7am–10pm | Saturday 8am–10pm Sunday 8am–6pm This family-owned ba
kery is filled with all sorts of amazing go odies. The ir n ew sh op on Washington feat ures all their delic ious pastries, breads, kolaches , quiches and many more options – you wo n’t even know wh ere to begin! The dog-friendly bakery is the pe rfect place to sit, relax and en joy a mouth-wat er ing Danish with the perfect Ice Caramel Macchia to.
SALE SUCRE 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.salesucre-tx.com SHADE 250 West 19th St. 713.863.7500 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm | www.shadeheights.com THE BUFFALO GRILLE 1301 S. Voss Road. 713.784.3663 Sunday – 8am–2pm | www.thebuffalogrille.com TILA’S RESTAURANT & BAR 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654 Saturday – 11am–3pm & Sunday – 10am–3pm | www.tilas.com WESLAYAN CAFE 2900 Weslayan St. # A. 713.626.3663 Saturday – 10am–1:30pm | www.weslayancafe.com ZELKO BISTRO 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691 Saturday – 11am–3pm & Sunday – 10am–3pm | www.zelkobistro.com
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PBR HOUSTON A COWBOY BAR www.pbrhouston.com 500 Texas St. 713.836.2277
RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com
PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR 1201 Fannin. 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com
ROXY www.clubroxy.com 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.7699
CHAPEL SPIRITS 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com
RESERVE 101 www.reserve101.com 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101
CHAR BAR 305 Travis. 713.222.8177
SAM BAR | inside The Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.samhoustonhotelbar.com
DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar EL BIG BAD 419 Travis. 713.229.8181 www.elbigbad.com ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com
SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR www.sharkbartx.com 534 Texas. 713.836.2279 SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537
HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston
THE DIRT www.dirtbar.com 1209 Caroline. 713.651.3988
JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011
THE PASTRY WAR 310 Main St. | @thepastrywar
JET LOUNGE 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com
TOC BAR www.tocbar.net 112 Travis. 713.224.4862
LA CARAFE 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 NEW LITTLE DIPPER 304 Main St. www.facebook.com/little.dipper
LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB www.mollyspubs.com 509 Main. 713.222.1033
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VENUE www.venuehouston.com 719 Main. 713.236.8150 WALTERS DOWNTOWN 1120 Naylor. 713.222.2679 wwwwaltersdowntown.com
THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com WINETOPIA www.winetopiatx.com 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149
midtown 13 CELSIUS www.13celsius.com 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 3RD BAR www.reefhouston.com 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282
FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 www.junctionbarandgrill.com KHON’S WINE www.khonsbar.com 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775
3RD FLOOR 832.384.1960 2303 Smith St. 3rd Floor. www.3rdfloorhouston.com
KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501
ADDIX HOUSTON 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.addixhouston.com
MONGOOSE VS COBRA 1011 McGowen 713.650.6872 www.mongooseversuscobra.com
BARBARELLA www.barbarellatx.com 2404 San Jacinto.
MOON TOWE INN 3004 Canal St. www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com
BAR MUNICH www.barmunich.com 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com
BAR 12•21 www.mortons.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946
COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576
BELVEDERE www.belvedereinfo.com 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271
CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com
EL PATIO www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410
EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531
DOGHOUSE TAVERN 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118
PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3177 www.paparruchos.com
DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096
REMINGTON BAR St. Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.stregis.com/houston
DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE 114 Gray. 713.526.3423 www.doublecrosshouston.com
MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net PROOF ROOFTOP LOUNGE 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com PUB FICTION www.pubfiction.com 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com
RICH’S www.richsnightclub.com 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606
CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.527.9101
SAINT DANE’S BAR 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com
CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com
SHOT BAR www.shotbarhouston.com 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000
COSTA'S ELIXIR LOUNGE 415 Westheimer #101.832.831.1565 www.costashouston.com
STATUS www.statushouston.com 1410 Bell. 713.659.5400 THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 www.goodlifemidtown.com
ETRO LOUNGE www.etrolounge.com 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 GRAPPINO DI NINO 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 www.ninos-vincents.com
THE MAPLE LEAF 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com
GRIFF’S www.griffshouston.net 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912
THE MINK/THE BACKROOM 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com
GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com
WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com
J.R.’s www.jrsbarandgrill.com 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519
montrose+shepherd 611 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070 ABSINTHE www.absinthelounge.com 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 AGORA www.agorahouston.com 1712 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 ANVIL+REFUGE 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com BLUR BAR www.blurbar.com 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447 BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR 307 Fairview. 713.529.1099 www.barboheme.com BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com CATBIRDS www.catbirds.com 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000
CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE 308 Main, 2nd floor Twitter @badnewsbar
BARS|CLUBS|LOUNGES DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE
LITTLE WOODROW’S 720 Shepherd. 832.804.9941 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR www.meteorhouston.com 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com PJ’S SPORTS BAR 614 W. Gray. 713.520.1748 www.pjssportsbar.com POISON GIRL 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar
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RED LION PUB 2316 S. Shepherd. 713.782.3030 www.redlionhouston.com
MARQUE 798 Sorella Court. 832.726.1930 www.marquehouston.com
ROEDER’S PUB 3116 S. Shepherd. 713.524.4994 www.roederspub.com
THE DERRICK TAVERN 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com
SONOMA WINE BAR 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com SOUTH BEACH 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com THE FLAT www.barflathouston.com 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 THE HARP www.theharphouston.com 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 THE HAY MERCHANT 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com
VINE WINE ROOM 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com WAKEFIELD CROWBAR 954 Wakefield Dr. 713.686.8388 www.wakefiieldcrowbar.com YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 Sorella Court. 713.461.9273
rice village ARMADILLO PALACE 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com BAKER STREET PUB 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com
THE NEXT DOOR 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712
BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com
THE STAG’S HEAD 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com
BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691
VELVET MELVIN PUB 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798
HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com
ZIMM’S www.zimmsbar.com 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002
museum district MONARCH LOUNGE 5701 Main. 713.527.1800 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com
outer loop BOWLMOR FORMERLY 300 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.bowlmor.com/houston DENIM BAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com FIREHOUSE SALOON 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE 12848 Queensbury Ln. 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com
KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858
RON’S PUB www.ronspub.com 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820
THE CORKSCREW www.houstoncorkscrew.com 1308 W. 20th Street. 713.230.8352
1919 WINE & MIXOLOGY 2736 Virginia St.. 713.568.9197 www.1919wmb.com
SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713.524.2441 www.saintgen.com
BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com
SAM’S BOAT www.samsboat.com 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628
BIG WOODROW’S 3111 Chimney Rock. 713.784.2653 www.bigwoodrows.com
SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE • 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 • 2700 Milam St. www.spotlightkaraoke.com
DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com
BLANCO’S 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.blancosbarandgrill.com
STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com
DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 www.downhousehouston.com
CAPONE’S 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com
THE BAR Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200
EI8TH www.ei8thouston.com 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467
THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999
FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com
CRU www.cruawinebar.com 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com ELAN www.elanhouston.net 526 Waugh. 713.542.297 ESTATE LOUNGE 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LA VIE LOUNGE 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087
SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com
LIZZARD’S PUB 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610
SIMONE ON SUNSET 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com
THE OAK BAR www.theoakbar.net 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9198 THE RAILYARD 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010
heights+washington 360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com
CRISP www.crisphouston.com 2220 Bevis. 713.360.0222 D & T DRIVE INN 1307 Enid. 713.868.6165 www.danddtdriveinn.com
FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com HEIGHTS LODGE GASTROPUB 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 832.704.8964 www.hugheshangar.com KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com
ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com
LEI LOW 6412 N. Main. 713.380.2968
LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com
BIG STAR BAR www.bigstarbar.com 1005 West 19th St. 281.501.9560
LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.861.2653 www.littlewoodrows.com
THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR www.18thbar.net 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800
LOWBROW 1601 W. Main. 281.501.8288 www.lowbrowhouston.com
BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com
LITTLE J’S www.littlejsbar.com 4218 Washington. 832.649.5293
THE GINGER MAN 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com
LUMEN LOUNGE 5020 Kirby. 281.807.7567
BRIXX BAR www.brixxhouston.com 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811
MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com
MEZZANINE LOUNGE 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399 www.mezzaninelounge.com
CITY OVEN www.thecityoven.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400
THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com
MUGSY’S www.mugsyshouston.com 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118 PHIL’S WINE LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.439.1000
RUDYARD’S www.rudyardspub.com 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521
PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com
ROOSEVELT www.rooseveltbar.com 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 SOCIAL JUNKIE 2412 Washington. 832.338.3741 TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.426.1105 www.tapshouseofbeer.com THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300 TQLA www.tqla.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237 UNDERDOGS PUB 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com WINSTON’S 5111 Washington. 281.501.9088 www.winstonsonwashingtoncom
warehouse district LUCKY’S PUB www.luckyspub.com 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 MOON TOWER INN www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com 3004 Canal St. THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 VOODOO QUEEN 322 Milby St. www.facebook.com/liquorandladies WAREHOUSE LIVE 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com
GUIDE TO THE BEST OF HOUSTON
REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com
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FOR ART’S SAKE | FRESH ARTS | MUSEUM DISTRICT | ART HOUSES | GISH AT THE MOVIES | RECORDING
HIS SHINY T OVE R AI P IM E L I DOTH OD THE LITTLE CROC –The Caterpillar in Lewis Carroll’s,
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
ONTINUING WITH HERMANN PARK’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, LOCAL ARTIST SHARON ENGELSTEIN’S BRIGHTLY HUED, BUBBLY SCULPTURAL FORMS WERE RECENTLY UNVEILED NEAR THE CORNER OF FANNIN AND CAMBRIDGE. THE BULBOUS FIGURES SEEM TO COME UP OUT OF EARTH BURSTING THROUGH IN LARGER-THAN-LIFE PINKS AND YELLOWS. DILLIDIIDAE WAS COMMISSIONED BY HERMANN PARK AS PART OF ART IN THE PARK AND FEATURES A FAMILY OF WANDERING FORMS RESEMBLING THE PECULIAR CATERPILLAR IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND. CHILDREN CAN’T HELP BUT RUN AROUND AND CLIMB ON THE FIGURES WHILE ADULTS CAN’T HELP BUT SMILE.
Photography by Gabriella Nissen | Written by Carla Valencia de Martinez Thank you to our models: Ian Alvarez, Barron Biglarians, Gjelina Cooper, Finn Kimball + Pascual Martinez
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By Ariel Jones
FRESH ARTS SCENE
UMMER HAS FOUND US ONCE AGAIN, AND THE HEAT HAS YOU LAZING AROUND. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PASS THE TIME? FIND A COOL ESCAPE IN THIS MONTH’S FRESH ARTS SCENE! – XOXO FRESH ARTS
25th ANNUAL CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES Texas Music Festival June 2–28 Texas Music Festival (TMF) marks its 25th anniversary season with performances by outstanding student musicians, distinguished conductors and faculty artists from all over the world. Most concerts are general admission. Saturday Orchestra Series performances are reserved seating. Concerts take place at Moores Opera House and Dudley Recital Hall (Fine Arts Bldg.), University of Houston Main Campus (I-45 at Cullen Blvd., Entrance #16) or at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. – Admission for single tickets is $15 and for students and seniors $10. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tmf.uh.edu and through the UH Moores School Ticket Office, 713.743.3313.
PRESERVONS LA CREATION (LET’S PRESERVE THE CREATION): THE BIGGEST MURAL IN HOUSTON | UP ART STUDIO Thursday, June 5, 7–10pm: VIP Mural & Art Show Preview Event Saturday, June 7, 3–11pm: Opening Event & Ceremonies Eyeful Art and UP Art Studio, with community partners Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and Midtown District, proudly present Preservons la Creation. Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau will paint 8,000sf of surface area (60 feet high and one city block wide) – the largest mural produced in the history of Houston. A portion of the proceeds from the project will benefit a children’s hospital mural,
which will begin production in 2014–2015. The events include the mural unveiling, Mr. D solo gallery art show, Open the Door installation and live auction, as well as live music, food and beverages. $10 general admission, $100 V.I.P. Admission – 2800 San Jacinto www.thebiggestmuralinhouston.com
LECTURE #2: ASTRIA SUPARAK, INDEPENDENT CURATOR | DiverseWorks “Diverse Discourse 2014” Wednesday, June 11, 6:30pm Independent Curator Astria Suparak gives a free talk as part of the Diverse Discourse Visiting Lecturer & Studio Visit Series. Suparak has curated exhibitions, screenings, performance and music events for art spaces, film festivals and academic venues internationally, including PS1, The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eyebeam, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and The Liverpool Biennial, as well as for non-art spaces such as rollerskating rinks, elementary schools, sports bars and ferry boats. Suparak’s work has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Artforum, Rhizome, The Village Voice and LA Weekly for its innovative curatorial approaches. DiverseWorks, 4102 Fannin, Suite 200 – Free! www.diverseworks.org or 713.223.8346
UNMADE/WHOLE Post-Studio Projects Opening reception June 20, 6pm (On view through July 19) Unmade/Whole, a solo exhibition featuring Nathan Sapio, manifests the literal and ideological slippage of painting. Through analytical deconstruction, paintings generate subsequent paintings as reconstructions, simultaneously filtering and expanding ideas of painting and principles by which paint is organized and perceived. Unmade/Whole is ultimately a project that creates paintings to attempt to understand the idea of Painting as a whole. post-studio projects (2315 Commerce St.) – Free! www.post-studio.org june 14 | www.002mag.com .29
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graph from each of the 50 winning series submitted to the annual 2013 Photolucida competition, Critical Mass.
ple who engaged in rescue activities during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda. The exhibit is on view and is based on the research and interviews of Holocaust and other genocide rescuers conducted by Leora Kahn. Continues thru August 31.
3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org
8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org
EXHIBITS EMAIL US AT MUSEUMS@002MAG.COM
1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org
On view through July 6, In the Midst of Things – Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss is an exhibition highlighting Baldwin and Watriss’s long and distinguished careers as photographers, journalists and co-founders of FotoFest, the city-wide biennial month of photography established in 1983. A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James is currently on view at the Menil and curated by Susan Sutton. James is considered by many to be America’s first couturier. Dominique de Menil began buying his pieces in the mid- to late 1940s and the de Menils became great champions of his work commissioning both furniture and couture. A collection of sculptures and other works from the Menil collection called fresh: Haim Steinbach and Objects from the Permanent Collection opens June 28.
Presents programs to engage diverse constituencies, elevate the spirit, foster dialogue and champion ethical action. Here are a few of the June programs; for a full listing, visit the website. June 4 – Twelve Moments of Spirituality and Healing, Cathy Crouch, Zen Traditions. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool with Henderson Smith. 19, Summer Sounds on the Plaza, a concert by Sara Hickman and family; Summer Solstice Observation, Sunrise Yoga and sunset marimba concert. 29, Clarity and Compassion – Lessons from a Zen Garden, Karen Maezen Miller, talk and meditation.
4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org
Thru September 7, La Frontera is an international exhibition of contemporary jewelry that explores the physical space where the complex relationship between Mexico and the United States is most evident. 90 artists from the US, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Latin America explore the underlying currents of the border environment within geographic, political, social, cultural and ideological contexts.
5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org
2 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org
All thru July 6 – Collaboration: Deceiving Reality is an educational program that celebrates photography and encourages cooperation and teamwork between Houston-area high school students as they create an exhibition from beginning to end. Robin Myers: Unknown Constellation – a 2014 HCP Fellowship recipient, Myers’ work combines an interest in the aesthetic of scientific exploration as found in the visible world influenced by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. 2014 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship recipient, Keliy Anderson-Staley’s On a Wet Bough is a series of tintype portraits made with chemistry mixed according to 19th-century recipes, period brass lenses and wooden view cameras. Photolucida Presents: How One Thing Leads to Another has traveled from San Francisco, and HCP is the final stop, which brings together one photo
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Practice, the works of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program artists: Jom Nolan, Shayne Murphy and Emily Peacock. Opening reception May 9 with artist talk at 6pm. Euclid’s Line, Michelle Chen Dubose’s paintings, documents a conflation of questions with what is seen through the blurry window of a moving vehicle. In Fused Dualities, Lauren Salazar merges the dualities of craft and minimal abstraction, domestic and high art.
This educational wonderland offers 14 galleries including Invention Convention, Kidtropolis, Cyberchase, Matter Factory, FlowWorks, PowerPlay, EcoStation, Cum Yah Gullah, McGovern Kid’s Hall, TotSpot, Building Zone, How Does It Work?, Inventors Workshop, Think Tank and Newton Know-How. Dragons & Fairies takes a whirlwind adventure through Vietnamese culture as you enter a magical place with hands-on interactive experiences. 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org
Zoom into Nano zooms into the nanoscale to find out how scientists view and make things that are too small to see. Look inside a butterfly wing, explore scale at magnification exhibits, shrink a pattern, move atoms and more! The museum’s new summer exhibit will immerse visitors in atoms and molecules that are enlarged to 100 million times their actual size! Brings new meaning to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! 10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org
Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces opened last month to great fanfare. 150 show-stopping pieces inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance and the 10th-century Roman School of goldsmiths, along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives are on exhibit. Nature Unleashed: Natural Disasters explores the fascinating science behind earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiersmuseum.com
This nonprofit institution was founded in 2000 by Vietnam veteran and African American military historian Captain Paul J. Matthews. The museum’s historian is Dr. Franklin D.B. Jackson, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. They are dedicated to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in the United States.
7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org
Don’t miss your last chance to catch The Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France. The story of the Curious George creators’ escape from the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II closes June 15. In The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage viewers encounter images and stories of peo-
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FEATURED 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON WWW.MFAH.ORG
HOUGHTON HALL: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE OPENS JUNE 22. THE EXHIBITION MARKS THE FIRST TIME THE RENOWNED COLLECTION OF THE MARQUESSES OF CHOLMONDELEY, HOUSED AT HOUGHTON HALL, THE FAMILY ESTATE IN NORFOLK, WILL TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF ENGLAND. BUILT IN THE EARLY 1700S BY SIR ROBERT WALPOLE, ENGLAND’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, THE HOME WAS RENOWNED AS ONE OF THE FINEST PALLADIAN HOUSES AND ONE OF THE MOST EXTENSIVE COLLECTIONS IN BRITAIN. HOUGHTON BECAME NOTORIOUS WHEN HIS GRANDSON SOLD SIR ROBERT’S COLLECTION OF OLD MASTER PAINTINGS TO CATHERINE THE GREAT IN 1779.
11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org
Extreme Bugs opens Memorial Day weekend with 13 giant, animatronic bugs taking over the zoo. From ants to ladybugs and grasshoppers to a dragonfly – walk the winding trail of this unique backyard amazed at the size and detail of the creatures magnified to 60 times their size. Sign up for Camp Zoofari’s 10 weeks of educational fun June 2–August 8.
16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org
This museum unifes the Czech/Slovak-American communities providing a central focus for all things Czechrelated, serving as a clearinghouse for information.
17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org Founded in 1987 by Jill F. Hasling and her father, Dr. John C. Freeman, both Certified Consulting Meteorologists and Fellows of the American Meteorological Society. The nonprofit corporation was founded to respond to a need to educate the public about weather and weather safety. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine continues and features modern and contemporary representations of Hindu gods and goddesses which preserve the tangible connection between worshippers and the objects of their reverence. Works include photographs by artist Manjari Sharma and earlier works from the Raja Ravi Varma Press. Participate in free events like Creation Station: Indian Fold Painting inspired by the current exhibit where you will create works as well as hear a storytelling session to connect visitors with the importance of deities for everyday life in India.
12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org
Dinh Q. Lê: Crossing the Farther Shore is an installation commissioned by the Gallery, on view thru August 28. Dinh Q. Lê is the first Vietnamese artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His approach to photography is as a malleable material to splice, interweave and distort to explore his own relationship to Vietnam’s complicated cultural and political history. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org
Mexico City-based artist, Melanie Smith’s Xilitla: Dismantled 1; Bulto: Fragments; and Elevator close June 15. The three video-based installations cover work from 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ongoing is Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin & Bones, 20 Years of Drawing which portrays the artist’s epic narrative surrounding the Mounds and the cast of colorful and often not so colorful characters who populate a wildly fantastic invented landscape. 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org Visit this diverse center to learn something new through programs (many free) in areas of psychology, spirituality, the arts and humanities and mind/body or visit the Knowledge Center to access hundreds of articles through the Jung Page and discover other Jungian organizations. Visit the website for a full monthly calendar of events.
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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
BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 CAPITOL STREET GALLERY NEW www.capitolstreetgallery.com 6701 Capitol St. 512.785.6403 CARDOZA FINE ART www.cardozaartgallery.com 320 Nance St. 832.548.0404 CHINELLI LA FRATTA GALLERY www.chinellilafrattagallery.com 1813 Crockett St. 713.869.2727 DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru June 26, Sharon Kopriva: Illuminations DEFROG GALLERY www.defrog-gallery.com 218 Westcott St. 713.869.2345
ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409
DEVIN BORDEN GALLERY www.devinborden.com 3917 Main St. 713.529.2700
ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 Opens June 20, Jump Cut Peter Lucas
DIMMITT CONTEMPORARY ART www.dimmittcontemporaryart.com 2525 Robinhood St. 281.468.6569
AVIS FRANK GALLERY www.avisfrank.com 1606 White Oak Dr. 713.231.8967 BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Thru June, Group Exhibition
DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 4102 Fannin, Suite 200, 713.223.8346 Thru June 14, Luck of the Draw EAST END GALLERY www.eestudiogallery.com 708 Telephone Rd. Ste. C
FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522 FRONT GALLERY www.frontgallery.com 1412 Bonnie Brae St. 713.298.4750 G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opens June 7, Linear Layers GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547 GALLERY JATAD www.galleryjatad.com 1517 Blodgett St. 832.657.4328 Thru June 14, African Art from Cameroon and Nigeria with Paintings by Lucinda Cobley and Beatrice Olivetti GALLERY M SQUARE www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070 GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline. 713.659.5424 Thru June 28, Black & White
GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 Thru June 14, Christian Renonciat: The Way of the Wood HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 Americana Vigor Showing through October 2014 HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY www.hirambutler.com 4520 Blossom St. 713.863.7097 Thru June 28, Will Henry: Picture Plein | Opens June 14, Cy Twombly: Works on Paper HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru June, Shaun Oâ€™Dell LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700
MUSEUMS OF NOTE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org | 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940
MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu/MuseumOfSouthernHistory 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997
ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com | 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526 BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blafferartmuseum.org | 120 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston 713.743.9521 | Thru June, Window Into Houston: Laura Lark Location Location Location GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org | 2501 Market St. 409.763.2403 Opens June 7, Ron Adam: Master Printer and Louis Jiminez: Selected Prints HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org | 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912 HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org | 2403 Milam 713.524.2526 MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org | 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652 Thru June 14, Contemporary Arabic Graffiti and Lettering: Photographs of a Visual Revolution
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY www.nmfh.org | 415 Barren Springs Dr. 281.876.3063 Ongoing, Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of Popes ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org | 2402 Munger St. 713.926.6368 PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org | 2521 Holman 713.526.7662 Thru June 22, Round 40: Monuments: Right Beyond the Site STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900 Thru June 29, Ragnar Kjartansson: Me, My Mother, My Father and I UNIVERSITY MUSEUM www.umusetsu.org | 3100 Cleburne Ave. 713.313.7145
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ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org | 2402 Munger St. | 713.926.6368 SMITHER PARK is slated to be open by the time you read this. Located on a half acre of land adjacent to the Orange Show Monument and designed by visionary artist and builder Dan Phillips, the park is in memory of John H. Smither, a long-time supporter and collector of folk art and former board member of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Opens June 7, Tifal Mosaics Jill Parisi
MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671
MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1903 Spring St. 713.259.9226 Featuring Bill Meek glass art
MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opens June 7, Drawings for Unchopping a Tree by W.S. Merwin
V’s Garden by Bill Meek
MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 713.722.0099 NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 832.830.8778 NICOLE LONGNECKER GALLERY www.longneckergallery.com 2625 Colquitt St. 713.591.4997 Opens June 7, A Biennial of Contemporary Prints
REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836 SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 1506 W. Alabama 713.529.1313 Thru July 3, Antonio Asis: Geometría Libre SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.springstreetstudios.com 1824 Spring St. 713.862.0082 THE COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616 THE MISSION www.themissionprojects.com 2219 Montrose Blvd. 713.874.1182 Thru June, Off the Grid
WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Thru June14, Variations: Structure and Surface WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Opens June 7, Take-In WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082 ZOYA TOMMY CONTEMPORARY www.zoyatommy.com 4411 Montrose Blvd., Unit F 713.523.7424 Thru June, Print Houston Penny Cerling and Marco Villergas ORIGIN
THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278
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GISH at the MOVIES
ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL… TAKE A FRIEND TO ONE.
Happy Summer! Time to have F-U-N at the movies and the Alamo Drafthouse (www.alamodrafthouse.com) has cooked up some good stuff with vintage flicks: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (Mason Park, 6/8 and Vintage Park, 6/14); a “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Quote-Along (Mason Park, 6/11); and a “Goonies” Quote-Along (Mason Park, 6/18). • Studio Movie Grill is also going retro with a guys’ night and “A Few Good Men” (6/4) and a girls’ night and “Dirty Dancing” (6/11). • And over at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (www.hmaac.org), they have another compelling film this month: “Brothers Hypnotic” (6/12, pictured) about the eight sons of anti-establishment jazz artist Phil Cothran and their disciplined jazz band.
The Museum of Fine Arts (www.mfah.org) is also focusing on jazz this month in another series curated by Peter Lucas taking place over three weekends and including films such as “Elevator to the Gallows” (6/7, pictured); Jazz Animation from the Hubley Studio (6/15); and “Space Is the Place” (6/21). Also on their silver screen is “Child’s Pose” (6/6 and 6/13) about obsessive motherly love in Eastern Europe and “In Bloom” (6/27-29) about coming of age in post-Soviet Russia. • “Fun, funky, thought-provoking, startling, offensive and sincere short films” are what you’ll find at the Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) “Extremely Shorts 17” which features a screening (6/7) and an awards ceremony (6/8).
14 Pews (www.14pews.org) gets serious this month with two films – both as part of their year-long German Film Series – “The White Ribbon” (6/4, pictured) about church misconduct and “A Year Ago in Winter” (6/11) about the complications after a suicide. • If you don’t know about Houston’s Voice (www.houstonsvoice.com), you should! It’s a fabulous multimedia platform which showcases local filmmakers, digital media and more. It’s home to a new short recently released by Houstonbased Proud Pony International (www.weareproudpony.com) about one of my fave bad boys – “The Trouble with Ray” (http://tinyurl.com/p23s27v), which will be turned into a feature length film once the funds are secured.
Sarah Gish is an artist/mama/connector/igniter who owns Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family and business enrichment company that champions culture, makes connections and ignites lives. She loves marketing but loves seeing people’s eyes light up with life even more. 34. june 14 | www.002mag.com
EVENT W.O.W.’S 9TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING WHERE TAPS HOUSE OF BEERS Houston Texans cheerleaders greeted and cheered co-ed young professionals at Taps House of Beers as they gathered to raise funds and awareness for Dress for Success Houston. Proceeds raised at the event will go directly towards providing 10,000 units of service to more than 4,000 Houston area women this year. Amelia, GelesAnn
Photography by Roswitha Vogler
Sheena Garner, Elizabeth Handy
Eric Danziger, Allie Herzog Danziger
Karra Marino, Rebecca Emrick
Kyle and Lauren Courville
Houston Texans Cheerleaders Rebecca, Lesha
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RECORDING Interview by Lance Scott Walker
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
CL’CHE SHE’S A RAPPER AND A SINGER, AND SHE’S BEEN BOTH HER ENTIRE CAREER. BORN AND RAISED IN THE SOUTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SOUTH PARK, CL’CHE FIRST APPEARED ON THE SCENE IN 1993 AND HAS RELEASED 12 ALBUMS, THE NEXT OF WHICH WILL BE OUT THIS SUMMER AND IS CALLED BEAUTIFUL METAL. ON THE HEELS OF A MIXTAPE SHE RECENTLY RELEASED WITH DJ RED, SHE TOOK THE TIME TO REFLECT ON HER CAREER AND HOW MUSIC MAKING HAS CHANGED FOR HER WITH TECHNOLOGY AND AS A MOTHER. IS THERE A THEME BEHIND BEAUTIFUL METAL? It means a lot of things, but one of them is that a Beautiful Metal is like a diamond in the rough. Beautiful Metal kind of represents the hard metal but the inner beauty. I also take it to mean like the substance of metal – it can be transformed in so many different ways and bent so many ways but it still stands.
HAS IT CHANGED SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU WRITE ABOUT BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE REACHING PEOPLE YOU NEVER REACHED BEFORE? Oh, definitely. Like I tell people – if you want to get to know me, you can know me through my music. I see my life through my music, so of course my life changes. Our life changes, constantly. So, as my life matures, my music matures.
WHO ARE YOU WORKING WITH, FOR THE PRODUCTION? It came back around to the original people I was working with in the beginning, that I kinda lost in the middle of the game, and then found again. Because everybody has their own journeys and dreams. I’m working with Mr. Payback from the West Coast. He’s a multi-platinum producer, and he’s been on all of my albums. He did my “I Told You” single, from my last album. Patrick Rodriguez – who has Trackhouse – he’s been around the Houston scene and has produced everybody, mainstream and local. And from being on social networks, I’ve come in contact with a couple of new producers out there who have reached out to me. One of the guys is name Madhat. He’s from San Antonio. And a producer by the name of Treboey. I believe he’s in Houston [laughs], but I’ve never met a lot of them personally! Social networks put you in contact with the world! I love that. I can stay home with my kids and ain’t gotta bring ’em everywhere!
WHEN YOU’RE WORKING ON AN ALBUM, DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE WAY IT FITS IN WITH YOUR OTHER WORK, OR DO YOU SORT OF ZOOM OUT WHEN YOU’RE DONE? I’m gonna say afterwards, because when I start working on music, I’m sort of like an outside listener to myself. When I do a track, I wanna see where it’s taking me. Now, what’s gonna come out of my head – the words, the melodies – when I listen back, it shows me where I’m at. I can stand back and hear that. Then it starts showing me the direction of my album and where I’m gonna be going with it. You know, because it’s hip-hop, and it’s where I’m at in my life, and where I wanna go.
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NONPROFIT | AN OPEN CONVERSATION | PEOPLE OF HOUSTON | WHERE TO LIVE NOW | SCENE
LOCAL+COMMUNITY THE TIME IS
Downtown is getting a new museum that will serve as a regional gateway for tourism. The Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage will showcase the people, places and events of Texas’ rich history, telling the story of the 29 counties that comprise Southeast Texas through Brenda Mainwaring inspirational and interactive and John Nau exhibits. The Center will cover regions in counties from the Golden Triangle to the Golden Crescent including Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, De Witt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Lavaca, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton. Young minds will be inspired and enlightened by past legends including the Allen Brothers, M. D. Anderson, Congressman Albert Thomas, Joseph Cullinan and Jesse Jones. Historical and archeological treasures including the San Jacinto Monument, Galveston’s Historic Strand, Spindletop, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park and Space Center Houston will become immortalized in our history. The Nau Center received a $1 million gift from Union Pacific Railroad for the Engines of Progress interactive experience exhibit which will support Union Pacific’s commitment to educating the community about the railroad’s integral role in the region’s past and future.
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BARBARA BUSH HOUSTON LITERACY FOUNDATION REVEALS STRATEGIC PLAN TO MOBILIZE COMMUNITY TOWARD INCREASING LITERACY RATES OF PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
ince September 2013, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation (“BBHLF”) has worked tirelessly to convene more than 100 community leaders across Houston to pinpoint the city’s literacy crisis and solutions to this problem. Recently at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Neil and Maria Bush and Julie Baker Finck, Ph.D., the co-chairmen and president, respectively, of BBHLF, dynamically unveiled a comprehensive strategic plan for community action titled Houston’s Literacy Crisis: A Blueprint for Community Action, designed to mobilize Houstonians to attack the literacy crisis among all age groups with every resource possible. Joining forces to synergize momentum in this effort were Mayor Annise Parker, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Wendy Spencer, CEO for Corporation for National and Community Service. At the core of BBHLF’s approach in combating literacy is a deep examination of the devastating socio-economic impacts caused by the vicious cycle of low literacy in our communities. Per Mayor Annise Parker, “No one entity or organization can solve all the problems in our city. Houston has been engaged in literacy initiatives for a long time. Although literacy has many components, in order to be truly successful in attacking this ongoing problem, we must focus on the problem as one.
Blueprint will not only help us prepare our young citizens to succeed in school but attack adult literacy, as well. In doing so, we can transform Houston into a literate community that succeeds together.” Until the cycle of low literacy is broken, the cycle of poverty will remain unbroken. “Low literacy has profound impacts on communities, both socially and economically,” says Dr. Finck. “To break the cycle of poverty, we must tackle social issues correlated with low literacy levels to not only increase awareness of this prevalent crisis, but mobilize our communities into action to ensure children and adults develop strong literacy skills necessary to succeed in education, the workforce and everyday life.” In partnership with Deloitte Consulting, LLP, BBHLF has developed practical, agespecific strategies and key measurement metrics that will increase Houston’s literacy rates and ultimately serve as a model for other cities. BBHLF urges the Houston community to sign the Houston Literacy Promise pledge, promising their support of the mission to end Houston’s literacy crisis. For more information, visit www.bushhoustonliteracy.org.
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AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID HAMILTON
by tricia Harrison
In today’s world, just about everything we do is automated and accelerated. Businesses everywhere accommodate our fast-paced lifestyles with cost-effective mechanized solutions to our needs to create a profitable bottom line. Not Hamilton Shirts. The oldest family-owned business in Houston meticulously crafts the finest shirts in America the old-fashioned way, with their hands. Through each step of production, every shirt is flawlessly constructed. And that’s the way it’s been since 1883. The family counts a veritable red carpet of dignitaries and celebrities among their clients, had their shirts dominate the cover of a Vanity Fair Oscars’® issue, and sells to retailer Barney’s to boot. Surviving hurricanes, wars, the Great Depression and recessions, Hamilton Shirts is indubitably a rarity and in today’s market – at 131 years old – a breath of fresh air. I sat down with DAVID HAMILTON (fourth generation), who runs the business with his sister, Kelly, to get to the heart of a Hamilton. A kind, polished, traditionalist, he shared his insights.
THE HAMILTON HERITAGE
HARRISON: HOW DO YOU FEED YOUR SOUL? Hamilton: Watching my daughter have fun, traveling with my wife, enjoying long walks while letting my mind wander.
HARRISON: Describe your most perfect Day. Hamilton: a summer day in telluride. starting the morning with coffee and a long hike. burger and beer for lunch. a good book and a nap in the early afternoon. exploring town later in the day. reading a little more at happy hour with a glass of wine. enjoying dinner in town that evening. Wake up. repeat. HARRISON: WHat’s your pHilosopHy of life? Hamilton: live and let live.
HARRISON: WHat’s tHe best cHristmas present you’ve ever receiveD? Hamilton: i had a steady succession of stellar christmases. He-man, voltron, transformers, atari and nintendo.
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HARRISON: name a time in your life you Were resistant to cHange occurring but it WorkeD out for tHe best. Hamilton: leaving the naval academy. it was tough. i liked it and put in all this time and paid my dues, but sometimes it takes courage to make a change. i admired people in the military but i realized i didn’t want it to be my profession.
HARRISON: WHat’s tHe best aDvice you’ve ever been given? Hamilton: to assume the best in people. sometimes, when you assume the best in people, it brings the best out in them. HARRISON: if you coulD meet anyone DeaD or alive, WHom WoulD you meet? Hamilton: einstein would be really fascinating.
HARRISON: WHat Has been tHe biggest cHallenge in your life anD WHat DiD overcoming it teacH you?
Hamilton: the recession. When i got into the business, everything was great for a good while. overcoming that without compromising what we do was hard. it taught me resilience and how to make the right decisions. you don’t learn as much about business when it’s good; you really learn when it’s hard. HARRISON: WHat favor WoulD you ask from goD? Hamilton: to have more time in my day. more spring, less summer!
HARRISON: if you Were stranDeD on a DeserteD islanD, WHat tHree tHings WoulD you Want WitH you? Hamilton: good company, good drinks and a raft with cup holder!
Founder and CEO of Catalyst Coaching + Consulting, a coaching and consulting firm, Tricia Harrison is a lawyer, writer, motivational speaker, life coach, consultant, and champion of our triumphant human spirit.
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Regina gaRcia BIKE HOUSTON Traveling to Denmark about 30 years ago, Bike Houston chair Regina Garcia’s passion for riding reignited. “In my adult life I never thought of a bicycle as transportation. A bicycle was just a recreational vehicle for me.” In her boots, skirts and blazers Regina rode to and from meetings on her bicycle with carousels of slides on her back in the rain and snow loving every minute of it – blending into the culture taught her the potential of bicycling. When Regina returned to the U.S. she began riding her bike more and more. “It’s a fun way to knit together my social life and my work life; it’s provided me with life-long friendships.” Nowadays, Regina rides her bike in Houston 5 or 6 days out of the week to and from work, riding to the Texas country-side or meeting up with friends for coffee. It’s easy to find the charms of the city at 15mph. But we need an integrated system of designated routes where the safety for bicyclists and pedestrians takes a priority ove vehicle speed. All new infrastructure projects should balance the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists along with motorists and businesses. World-class cities have a vibrant street life because there is space for people to safely walk and ride and enjoy what their community has to offer. www.bikehouston.org
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VE APHY B Y KENNON E
AG jeans and John Varvatos vest at Rye 51; Paper Denim and Cloth tee at Sam & Lilli; G Star Raw denim jacket at G Star Raw
Kyle Davenport SUGAR CYCLES Kyle’s been riding since he was a kid and has created his dream situation with his lifestyle store, Sugar Cycles in Fort Bend. When we heard Kyle referred to as the “Bike Whisperer,” we had to meet him in person. This avid cyclist has been racing for 15+ years and learned the insides and outs working at various shops throughout town. Sugar Cycles is his baby, and Kyle caters to the needs of each person that walks in the door applying all his tricks of the trade. “The shop itself is a Specialized Concept store, the only one in Texas. We partnered up with that company.” We asked what he loves about Specialized: “They are always evolving so I don’t get bored or stagnant.” Kyle also believes in constant evolution and growth and takes trips with his employees to ride in Colorado and Europe, most recently, to see what they are doing in their bike shops. 5335 Hwy. 6 | 281.261.2900 | www.sugarcycles.com
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Joy Boone OWNER, DANIEL BOONE CYCLES Owner of one of the nation’s best bike shops, Joy Boone, her husband (at the time) and seven kids started out refurbishing bikes in their home near the Medical Center to supplement their income. It wasn’t long before their high-end bicycle and equipment shop began to be the place all the other cycle shops started referring their clients to when they didn’t have something. Joy started riding a bike to college as a necessity and once her family grew, they bought bikes in Oklahoma where they lived at the time. The move down to Houston saw them lose all the bikes except Joy and Dan’s which were the best and all of a sudden those seven kids needed bikes. So a $2 ad was placed in the Houston Post for those two bikes. “The phone literally rang off the wall,” shares Joy. “So we still were looking for the seven little bikes for the kids and Dan came home with 11 of them, those 11 was the beginning of it [the business] because with those 11 we were able to pay off everyone and those bikes off again. All because of those $2 want ads in the Post.” Boone’s is still located in her family home but today, Joy is focused establishing the HOUSTON BICYCLE MUSEUM which is still in the funding phase but will be moving to a temporary space at Caroline and Binz with plans to open in late winter. Joy hopes to cover various subjects including history and the cultural effect bicycles have had on Houston society. When I ask her if this is the legacy she is leaving, her reply is, “I’ve got seven kids, that’s my legacy.” 5318 Crawford St. | 713.526.7011 www.danielboonecycles.com
Gap shirt at Gap
Support the Houston Bicycle Museum and learn about the fundraiser ride coming up in September at www.houstonbicyclemuseum.info. www.danielboonecycles.com
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Baker Goldsmith + Will ruB HOUSTON BIKE SHARE/HOUSTON B-CYCLE One day Baker Goldsmith (Marketing and Customer Service Manager for Houston Bike Share) hopped on his dad’s old bike to explore some bike paths and realized the amazing trail network available in Houston. “The growing trail network and bike share program have gotten a lot more people on bikes and more and more people are starting to see the benefits of cycling and the importance of cycling infrastructure.” Houston Bike Share (HBS) is a nonprofit organization created in 2012 to operate and expand the bike share program in Houston. B-cycle’s goal is to have 100 stations and 1,000 bikes on the ground by the end of their 5th year of full operations. To date there are 29 stations and 225 bikes. Will Rub, (Executive Director, Houston Bike Share) has been riding ever since he can remember: “I love the simplicity of cycling and how it can dramatically expand the world you are willing to explore at a pace that allows you to appreciate the subtle attractions around us.” www.houston.bcycle.com june 14 | www.002mag.com .45
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DE HARO WINDBREAKER: This ultra packable windbreaker provides the perfect balance of lightweight and durability. Made with 100% nylon water resistant, windproof, down proof fabric. chromeindustries.com
Paper Denim & Cloth shirt at Sam and Lilli
Hugo ortega OWNER/CHEF HUGO’S + CARACOL Ortega is a master of Mexican cuisine in the kitchen, but he’s also an avid cyclist and has been since the first time he got on a bike at 13 years old. He would regularly participate in the pilgrimage from Mexico City to Puebla, right under a 2-hour drive, growing up with his friends and family. He’s always had a racing bike and a mountain bike. “It’s a beautiful sport,” shares Ortega, “in that it’s only you and your bike and that’s it.” He is upon the one-year anniversary of a catastrophic accident he had on his racing bike at Terry Hershey Park that landed him in a ditch and broke his clavicle. He made it to his car and drove home to his wife Tracy, at this point in severe pain, before heading to the hospital. Now he has nine screws. And six weeks after the surgery he was spinning. Prior to his cycling accident, weekends were filled with bike riding, sometimes all the way to Austin. Coincidentally Regina Garcia, who is also in this feature, took Ortega by the hand and taught him all the rides and paths he now frequents. “These accidents happen, but I’m good and continue to ride.” www.hugosrestaurant.net, www.caracol.net 46. june 14 | www.002mag.com
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PEOPLE OF HOUSTON
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG Part of town you live in: Southwest Houston Origin: Houston, TX Occupation: Basu Plastic Surgery
GLORIMAR MEDINA Part of town you live in: Oak Forest Origin: San Juan, Puerto Rico Occupation: Anesthesiologist
What’s your favorite trend? Maxi dresses and wedges. What is one thing you can’t live without? Dr Pepper. If you could only wear one cosmetic product, what would it be? Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. How would you describe your style? Very simple…I am definitely a white v-neck t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Helped my friends pass out Bennett’s Bears to children that are too sick to be home at Texas Children’s Hospital at Christmastime.
What was the best concert you ever attended? Phil Collins in San Juan in the early 90s. Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? We’ll be going home to PR so the baby can go to the beach and meet the great-grandmas! What celebrity would you like to get style tips from? Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley. What is the last book you read? Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
VALERIE DITTNER Part of town you live in: Rice Military Origin: Oklahoma City Occupation: Creative Associate at Cheeky Vintage & Stylist
KEITH ZACHARIE Part of town you live in: Museum District Origin: San Antonio, TX Occupation: Associate Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams Realty
What’s your favorite trend? Oversized crystals and rhinestones on otherwise down-to-earth flat sandals. What is one thing you can’t live without? My husband, Will (as co-dependent as that sounds). 2014 has made me a cancer survivor and I couldn’t have emotionally or physically made it through without him. He’s my lobster. What was your most embarrassing moment? I’m a sleepwalker so that has gotten me into some pretty embarrassing situations…
Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? Family trip to Disneyland and a weekend golf package in Arizona. How do you stay in shape? Daily HIIT (high intensity interval training), boxing, cross fit and swimming. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Met my wife. What’s your favorite souvenir? The official Navy doll my daughter made for me which I keep in my blouse pocket. Best Happy Hour? Sonic for slushes with my kids.
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BIKE ETIQUETTE 101
By Nadia Michel
BIKEHOUSTON'S MICHAEL PAYNE'S TOP TIPS FOR SAFE CYCLINGIS H-TOWN READY TO JOIN THE A-LIST OF BIKE-FRIENDLY CITIES? MAYOR ANNISE PARKER THINKS SO. THE CITY RECENTLY LAUNCHED ITS GOAL ZERO FATALITIES BIKE SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN CONJUNCTION WITH NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION BIKEHOUSTON. IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT ROAD FATALITIES, THE CAMPAIGN AIMS TO EDUCATE BOTH CYCLISTS AND MOTORISTS ABOUT GOOD STREET ETIQUETTE. ADDED BONUS: THE CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES CYCLING, AND MORE BICYCLES MEAN FEWER CARS, LESS OBESITY, REDUCED TRAFFIC AND IMPROVED AIR QUALITY. IT ALL MAKES HOUSTON A MORE DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK. RIDE ON, HOUSTON!
RIDING A BICYCLE? FOLLOW THESE RULES: ABIDE BY THE LAW. The same rules that apply to drivers apply to you. Always ride with traffic, in the right-most lane. You may use the left lane if you are turning left. Stop when required at red lights and stop signs. Ride as if you were driving a car. HAVE INTERSECTION SAVOIR-FAIRE. Whoever gets there first should be first in line. It you get there after a car, stay behind them. Don’t squeeze next to them and make the driver confused. If you are next to a car, make eye contact to let the driver know your next move. BE PREDICTABLE. Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars. Signal when turning, and check behind ryou before changing your lane position. BE HIGHLY VISIBLE. Use white lights on the front of your bicycle and red lights on back, in addition to reflectors. Wear bright, reflective clothing in low light conditions, but also during the day. There’s nothing worse than riding at night without lights or reflectors! You are practically invisible. PLAN YOUR ROUTE. Plan your route carefully to avoid dangerous streets. Narrow, busy or fast streets are especially dangerous. Ride far enough from parked cars to avoid doors opening and anticipate drivers’ next moves, as well as road hazards. TUNE UP AND BE WELL EQUIPPED. Check that your tires are properly inflated, your brakes are working and your chain runs smoothly. ALWAYS wear a helmet.
BE ALERT. Leave your earphones at home and turn you mobile phone off while cycling. Fewer distractions and the ability to hear what’s around you will substantially reduce your risk of accidental death.
HAVE A MOTOR IN YOUR VEHICLE? REMEMBER THESE TIPS: 1. ABIDE BY THE LAW. Speeding and driving under the influence are the most common causes of cyclist fatalities. A few extra seconds won’t kill you, but they might kill someone else. Not worth it! 2. GET OFF YOUR CELL PHONE. Save a life. Refrain from texting or talking while your motor is on. Remember – just because you are safe in your vehicle doesn’t mean everyone else is. And answering a text from your bestie can wait – we are sure they wouldn’t want you involved in an accident. 3. GIVE CYCLISTS A WIDE PASS. At least 3 ft, to be precise. A new city ordinance passed in 2013 makes this distance obligatory. Look out for undercover cops on bikes who will fine you for coming too close to vulnerable road users! 4. PROCEED WITH CARE. Intersections require special attention. Always scan carefully before proceeding. Treat cyclists as you would a motor vehicle. If they get there first, they have priority. If you get there first, they should stay behind. Make eye contact to make sure there’s no confusion. 5. OPEN SESAME. Parked on the side of the street? Never open your car door without checking your rearview mirror for oncoming bicycles. It’s a simple habit that could prevent major trouble.
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WHERE TO LIVE NOW
• Pershing Middle School • Rice School • Longfellow Elementary School • Sheltering Arms • Braes Bayou and Trail (walking
and bicycling) • YMCA • McGovern Park • Karl Young Park • Braes Heights Shopping Center
NEAR NEIGHBORHOOD BUT OUTSIDE BOUNDARIES: NRG (Reliant) Stadium and Astrodome Woman’s Hospital of Texas
• Stella Link Shopping • Three Brothers Bakery • Palace Bowling Lanes • McGovern-Stella Link Branch of
the Houston Public Library
RAESWOOD PLACE Homeowners Association was chartered in 1951. the 2,200-home subdivision east of Bellaire includes seven subdivisions: Ayrshire, Braes Heights, Braes Oaks, Braes Manor, Braes Terrace, Emerald Forest and Southern Oaks. In the late 1980s a series of crimes led community-minded residents to take back their subdivision by pressuring the city government to clean up the Link Valley area as well as purchasing dilapidated apartments to tear down and creating a master plan for the area. In recent years many of the older homes have been torn down to make way for newer, larger properties.
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Illustration by Paige Moore
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ON OUR RADARREAL ESTATE This month, ANN TAYLOR will open a new concept store at the Houston Galleria inspired by a stylish home. It will offer a dedicated shoe and accessories shop, dress shop and power pieces shop with crystal chandeliers, modern tufted furniture and sleek feminine fixtures inspired by the ultimate closet. UPTOWN’S BELFIORE, a luxury highrise by The Interfin Companies, recently poured its concrete mat. “This is the next step in completing our vision to offer homeowners a luxury Galleria-area high-rise with the space and square footage you would find in a freestanding home,” said Giorgio Borlenghi, president of The Interfin Companies, developer of high-rise residential buildings, Four-Leaf Towers, Villa d’Este Condominium and Montebello. Belfiore will sit on approximately two acres of land in Uptown with 46 residences, including two penthouses with two homes per floor allowing approximately 4,650sf of living space and nearly 700sf of terraces. Sudhoff Properties is handling the sales and marketing for the building, which is now over 70% percent sold. IKEA US made its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98MW wind farm is the largest single IKEA Group renewable energy investment globally to date and will make a significant contribution to the company’s goal to generate as much renewable energy as the total energy it consumes by 2020. The Memorial Hermann Health System board approved a $650 million expansion and renovation for MEMORIAL HERMANN – TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, the first hospital to open in the Texas Medical Center. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer with an expected completion date in 2018. Highlighting the project will be the construction of a new, state-of-the-art patientcare building and an additional building that will include parking and infrastructure capabilities to support the new growth. The expansion also will provide the campus with an additional 1.34 million square feet, an additional 160 beds (plus 71 replacement beds), 24 new operating rooms, 16 additional emergency room bays, 750 new parking spaces and a 333-seat cafe. Oliver McMillan’s city-street-oriented destination, RIVER OAKS DISTRICT, a 252,000sf development of premier retail, upscale restaurants, cafes and a cinema, along with 92,000sf of boutique office space and 279 contemporary residential units, recently confirmed four luxury retailers. Cartier, Dior, Hermès and Tom Ford will operate store locations slated to open in spring 2015. The Hermès two-story building will serve as the brand’s newest flagship location, with a space totaling 10,117sf. Dior will also build two stories, spanning 9,056sf, with Cartier and Tom Ford residing in 6,040sf and 4,906sf, respectively.
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ONELOVE JUICE & SMOOTHIE BAR Local yogis have no excuse to not get their ujjayi on! YOGAONE is stretching out with three new studios, in addition to its original Midtown location and Uptown studio. YogaOne Bellaire, in the Bellaire Triangle, opened with a full schedule in March with two classrooms – one dedicated to Hot Yoga and the other to Flow and Forrest Yoga classes. YogaOne Pearland, on the west side of intersection 518 and 288, opened last month with a large yoga room that will rotate hot and flow classes. This studio offers babysitting and kids yoga classes. YogaOne Heights, on historic 19th Street, opens in late spring and is proving to be a bike-friendly destination. PLUS, YogaOne Midtown opened OneLove Juice Bar last month featuring cold-pressed juices; healthy, artisan smoothies; and local Kickin’ Kombucha tea on tap.
The country’s largest golf store, GOLFSMITH – headquartered in Austin – expands to Houston in the Champions neighborhood. The new store features 26,000sf of state-of-the-art custom fitting capabilities and an interactive, try-beforeyou-buy environment enabling golfers of all skill levels to work with Golfsmith experts to test and select the ideal gear for their game. ELITE NEW & RENEWED is a southwest community collective bringing a new culture to the Westbury/Bellaire/Meyerland area. Located in an old dry cleaning building it will feature the latest in local and national cutting-edge apparel brands. Local skateboarders can get exclusive decks and skate hardware. The ELITE vintage vault will be a buy-sell-trade format to trade in lightly worn apparel, sneakers, hats, vintage team gear, accessories and memorabilia for cash or store credit. ELITE is also home to owner and creator Adam Rapp’s globally syndicated sports culture radio show, The Rapp Show on DJ SKEE’s online radio app SKEE 24/7, focused on bringing the younger generation of sports fans the latest from the world of sports-sounds-style. Listen to the show Fridays on the SKEE app at 5pm est/4pm cst. 10803 S. Post Oak, just off the 610 loop, in the shadow of the Astrodome.
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EVENT BLUE MAMBO GRAND RE-OPENING WHERE BLUE MAMBO SALON
Blue Mambo owners, Julie Deal, Ronnie and Jo Ann Anderson, and their team of 26 stylists greeted over 500 clients and friends at their grand re-opening celebration in Chelsea Market. Founded in 1998, Blue Mambo Salon is a full-service salon featuring hair/makeup services as well as chakra balancing, intuitive training, guided meditation and organic sunless body hueing. Photography by lastnightpics.com 54. june 14 | www.002mag.com
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EVENT KRISTEN J. CANNON LLS WOMAN OF THE YEAR ALL-DAY SHOOTING EVENT WHERE ATHENA GUN CLUB
Over 200 anxious supporters and even some cancer survivors attended, with lines out the door before the event began. All funds raised were in honor of leukemia survivor and LLS Boy of the Year James Ryan who attended along with his parents Greg and Joy Ryan. From shooting competitions to delicious hot dogs, an incredible day was had by all who participated! Photography by Daniel Ortiz
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EVENT AMERICANA VIGOR OPENING RECEPTION WHERE HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY The Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery collaborated with the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston to raise awareness and funds for a medical mission scheduled for later this year to help the victims from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The exhibit and charity efforts will continue through October 2014. Photography by Kim Coffman
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FAT FINDS | THINGS I LOVE | DESTINATION | MENTERTAINMENT | BORN COOL
STYLE+LEISURE EAUTY B E S N E S N O NO-N Cult classic beauty brand Kiehl’s recently opened up in The Woodlands. CEO CHRIS SALGRADO partnered with Chef Michael Cordua and the Houston Food Bank for the grand opening, and I got a chance to speak with Salgrado. Salgrado has been a Kiehl’s user for 24 years and shares that “being Kiehl’s CEO is really a dream come true.” He’s been with the brand “that did what it said and said what it did” for fourteen years and has been President for seven years. Salgrado loves that the formulas are honest. “They aren’t going to turn back time,” he continues, “I’m going to make you look as good as I can now.” Another achievement he’s proud of is that the product is not only made in the United States but it’s all eco-friendly and has been around for 163 years dating back to when Lincoln was president. I asked Salgrado to share his top five products, not an easy task to do. MIDNIGHT RECOVERY My go-to product. What I love about this is that I am an oil guy and I love the way this feels. At nighttime, two drops and your skin looks amazing. POWERFUL STRENGTH LINE REDUCING CONCENTRATE made with 10½% Vitamin C. I use it every morning; you feel it tingle. Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients you can get over the counter for diminishing fine lines. SUPER FLUID, a lightweight sunscreen. You want to do one thing for your skin to look your best, get a good sunscreen. CREAMY EYE It’s been with us since 2003. This stuff is the bomb. It’s one of these products that you slather on under your eyes. CALENDULA HERBAL EXTRACT – we still hand put the marigold petals in. It’s perfect for the typical t-zone and keeps skin totally balanced.
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Instead of using a pareo or sundress as a cover-up for your bikini, why not step up your game with a CAFTAN. They serve the same purpose over a bikini. But you can ALSO layer them over some cute shorts and a tank for a trendy daytime look. Bikini: La Mode Caftan: FatFind
SUMMER SUNNING IS UPON US! THAT MEANS GRABBING YOUR NEW BIKINI AND HITTING THE WATER. WHETHER IT’S A POOL PARTY, GALVESTON OR A TRIP ABROAD, HERE ARE SOME NECESSITIES YOU SHOULD BRING ALONG WITH YOU.
OUT of AFRICA
Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals
Obviously in order to tote things around you’re going to need a good BAG. This one is lined with colorful material that cinches closed so nothing falls out! Plus it’s roomy enough to fit your gear. sunglasses, tote + towel: Kuhl-Linscomb
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THINGS I LOVE
There’s something kind of cool about a folding bike. I know, it sounds odd, but these are 7-speed bikes made with strong steel frames, alloy v-brakes and handlebars with comfortable sport saddle seats. Plus you seriously just fold and go. Perfect for small apartments. Riding to work? It’ll fit in a cubicle. www.greenzonebikes.com
LUCETTA’S ITALIAN-DESIGNED MAGNETIC BIKE LIGHTS MAKE IT EASIER TO SEE WHEN YOU’RE PEDALING AFTER DARK AS LONG AS THERE’S AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT OF METAL ON YOUR BIKE. STICK ’EM ANYWHERE AND GO; THEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE, POP ’EM OFF AND THEY STICK TOGETHER FOR EASY STORAGE.
BIKE SHOPS BiCi CYCLERY 2309 Dunlavy St. 713.522.8330 www.bici713.com BICYCLE WORLD OF HOUSTON 2519 Rice Blvd. 713.529.0140 www.bicycleworldofhouston.com BIKE BARN 5339 Weslayan. 713.529.9002 www.bikebarn.com BIKE LAND 19189 I-45 S. Ste B. 281.362.9253 www.bikelandusa.com BIKE ROUTE 2633 Town Center Blvd. 281.265.3900 www.bikeroutesugarland.com 58. june 14 | www.002mag.com
BIKESPORT 2909 Joanel St. 713.850.0250 www.bikesport.com BLUE LINE BIKE LAB 3302 White Oak Dr. 713.802.1707 www.bluelinebikelab.com CYCLES TX 1501 Lake Robbins Dr #160. 713.389.5776 www.cyclestx.com
HOUSTON BICYCLE COMPANY 404 Westheimer Rd. 713.522.4622 www.houstonbicyclecompany.com I CYCLE 2040 East TC Jester Blvd. 713.862.8520 www.icyclebikeshop.com
DANIEL BOONE CYCLES 5318 Crawford St. 713.526.7011 www.danielboonecycles.com
PERFORMANCE BICYCLE 7549 Westheimer Rd. 713.339.9995 www.performancebike.com
FLETCHER BIKE STUDIO 2404 Taft St. 832.487.9650 www.fletcherbikestudio.com
PLANETARY CYCLES 8715-B West Loop South. 713.668.2300 www.planetarycycles.com
REVOLUTION E 1544 Westheimer Rd. 713.523.2453 www.revolutionebikes.com SUGAR CYCLES 5330 Hwy 6 #108. 281.261.2900 www.sugarcycles.com TRI ON THE RUN 518 Shepherd Dr. 832.673.0600 www.triontherun.com URBAN BICYCLE GALLERY 4814 Nett St. 713.863.0991 www.urbanbicyclegallery.com WEST END BICYCLES 5427 Blossom. 713.861.2271 www.westendbikes.com
002HOUSTON STAFF REALLY LIKE ENDOMONDO TO TRACK WORKOUTS. THE APP LETS YOU CHALLENGE FRIENDS WHILE ANALYZING YOUR WORKOUTS FROM RUNNING, CYCLING, TO OTHER SPORTS. THE GPS LETS YOU TRACK YOUR ROUTES, GIVES YOU AVERAGE CALORIES AND TRACKS YOUR SPEED. WWW.ENDOMONDO.COM
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If you’ve ever ridden a bike in Houston, you know you need a bell… let’s just say local drivers are still learning to navigate around cyclists. Creative Director Gabriella Nissen picked this super-cute bell up on a recent trip to Denmark. You can find a similar one at the West End Bike Shop.
I HAVE A THING FOR POMPOMS. I LOVE THEM ON ANYTHING. LATELY IT’S ON SHORTS. THESE ARE PERFECT FOR SUMMER AND MIGHT I ADD, FOR A LEISURELY BIKE RIDE! GET A SIMILAR PAIR AT MARKET BOUTIQUE. WWW.MARKETBOUTIQUECC.COM
One of my favorite tequilas, Casa Dragones, debuts Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, a small-batch handcrafted, 100 percent BLUE AGAVE SILVER TEQUILA, ideal for cocktails. It comes as no surprise that the person behind this clean, smooth and beautifully designed tequila happens to be a woman. Casa Dragones CEO and cofounder Bertha Gonzalez is the first female Maestra Tequilera in history. Pre-order your bottle for $75 by email email@example.com.
I’VE LONG BEEN LOYAL TO KIEHL’S LIP BALMS, BUT ON A RECENT VISIT TO INTERVIEW CEO CHRIS SALGADO, I DISCOVERED THE EUCALYPTUS RESTORATIVE LIP TREATMENT AND MY LIPS ARE SO HAPPY. THE SMELL IS AMAZING AND THE FORMULA SOOTHES CHAPPED LIPS FAST.
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002style+leisure By Carla Valencia de Martinez
Photography by David Massey
PARADISUS PLAYA DEL CARMEN LA PERLA COORDINATES: N +20º 38' 49.70" / W -87º 3' 24.83"
ON’T GET ME WRONG, I’M ALL ABOUT SMALL BOUTIQUE LUXURY HOTELS, BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO GET AWAY TO SOMETHING EASY AND BEAUTIFUL WITH GOOD FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND NO SURPRISE, ENDOF-TRIP, CHECK-OUT TABS. AND THAT IS USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS AT AN ALL-INCLUSIVE.
But what happens when an all-inclusive sets up shop in a small town like Playa del Carmen? Well, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is what happens. Although Playa has grown significantly from its small town days, the town still manages to be boho and laid-back. Nestled into the outline of the city separated by only a large wall from the neighboring suburbs is this vast property.
SWIM UP SUITES
Part of the Melia family, La Perla is the adults-only wing (the property is connected to the family-friendly La Esmeralda) of the Paradisus Playa offering all-inclusive luxury with access to cuisine from 11 restaurants and 10 bars. The suites are lush and modern with discrete butler service, a mini bar which can be stocked to your specifications, a walk-in shower with two shower heads plus a Jacuzzi in the bathroom and one on the balcony. Floor level suites feature swim up pool access. What sets apart Paradisus in Playa del Carmen is the quality of the food, spa and recreation on site. You’ve probably noticed that Spanish chefs are all the rage right now. And Basque CHEF MARTIN BERASATEGUI IS NO EXCEPTION. THE CHEF HOLDS SIX MICHELIN STARS and has two restaurants in Paradisus properties, one in Playa and the other in Cancun. On my visit we had the pleasure of a private dinner with the chef at his restaurant Passion while he was visiting from Spain. A meal with Berasategui is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences and you can get it here. I also dined at the less formal Pan-Asian restaurant Bana where delicious fresh sushi and sashimi were the specialty.
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Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla 5ª Av. Esq Calle 112, Col. Luis Donaldo Colosio | Playa del Carmen 77719 | Mexico Tel: (52) 984 8773900 | Fax: (52) 984 8773939 www.melia.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
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BLUE AGAVE BAR
The attention to detail at YHI Spa from entry to departure is sublime as well. The staff is friendly, and my massage was stellar. A world-class Thelasso pool is nestled up against a wall right along one of the main corridors of the property but it is so well-planned, guests walking the corridor don’t notice the spa and patrons of the spa relaxing in the waterfalls have no idea that right over the wall is a public space. Wonderful essential oils saturate the air beckoning guests to let go, while lanterns line pathways with warm candlelight glow.
Another opportunity Paradisus offers that adds to the quality of the stay is what they like to call Life Enriching Experiences which are cultural experiences. We got to roll cigars and learn first-hand from the Cuban family who made them, the history of their trade. We also took part in a tequila tasting, but there is a menu of options from sushi making, to massage lessons and tango classes. Currently the property is offering pole dancing classes to guests looking for fun and exercise. Sometimes you don’t have to look that far to find quality luxury. This one’s just a 2-hour flight away – and the only surprise you’ll get is how luxe this all-inclusive can be.
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Whether you’re going out in a group or a date, start by letting others amuse you with their antics and you can take it from there. Station Theater has numerous improv troops showcasing their comedic chops every Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Check out Kelly, Matt, Royal and Ned at Station Theater, 1230 Houston Avenue, June 28, 8:30pm. Vaudeprov Show. $6 – Tickets available at the door. By Vico Puentes
Kelly is wearing Vanessa Bruno Athé dress from Myth & Symbol. Matt, Royal and Ned | Hair by Carlos Xavier. Carrillo at The Argyle League (email@example.com) Wardrobe by The Class Room.
Japan’s mended and patched fabrics are referred to as boro and are given a new life by Kiriko. The Kiriko neckerchief is pieced together by hand from authentic hand-woven, hand-dyed Japanese indigo fabric. It is truly a work of art and piece of history that complements any casual look. Find this and other Kiriko boro accessories at Manready Mercantile. Flagship 321 W. 19th Street Suite B. www.manready.com
Photography by Kennon Evett
Electra bikes has reengineered the basic bike frame geometry and created a more comfortable, easier-tocontrol ride. See more of their products at www.electrabike.com.
IMPROVISE! Staying in for drinks should be a treat – make it chic with a mobile bar cart which makes for a great movable setup. Add some tumblers, a decanter, some spirits, mixers and enjoy! 1950’s gold leaf bar cart at Lynn Goode Design. 3637 West Alabama, Suite 340 www.lynngoodevintage.com
I don’t condone matching couples but there is something very cool when a piece that is labeled as unisex actually does look good on both of the sexes. Designer Rachel Antonoff was inspired by a Francine Dressler painting hanging in her grandmother’s bathroom and used it in multiple pieces in her spring collection, Forever Crush, a nod to her parents’ first meeting. The print is found in the Johnny shirt at Myth & Symbol. 537 Times Boulevard. www.mythandsymbol.com
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BORN COOL. GROW HIP.
Photography by Sofia van der Dys
THE GREAT AMERICAN
TRUK PRO: The ultimate city SPD with dual-density FlexPlate™ technology delivers unprecedented walking comfort. Durable rubber heel cup with reflective details, contoured impact-resistant PU footbed. Compatible with most clipless pedal systems. chromeindustries.com
LOOKING FOR A FUN FAMILY TRADITION THAT YOU CAN CREATE RIGHT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR BACKYARD? LOOK NO MORE! JOIN AMERICANS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 28, FOR THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION’S GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT. “KIDS NEED TO EXPERIENCE CAMPING, ESPECIALLY IN THEIR YOUTH WHEN THE WONDERS OF THE OUTDOORS CAN INFLUENCE THEIR FUTURE LOVE FOR NATURE AND WILDLIFE,” SAID MAUREEN SMITH, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER FOR NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION. WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE! PLUS IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS TO DISCONNECT AND KIDS TO PUT DOWN THE IPADS® AND XBOXES. SO GRAB A TENT, SOME SLEEPING BAGS, HEALTHY (BUT YUMMY) SNACKS – WE LOVE HONEST JUICE PACKS, ANNIE’S SAVORY ORGANIC SNACKS AND OF COURSE, GUMMY BEARS – AND SET UP CAMP IN YOUR BACKYARD! HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE NECESSITIES.
REI half dome tent, sleeping bags and portable folding chair; Coleman lanterns at REI; plastic mason jars with straws in pink and blue @ Target; assorted Annie’s cracker snacks and gummy bears @ Target. | REI, 7538 Westheimer Rd. 713.353.2582 + 17717 Tomball Pkwy., 832.237.8833 | www.target.com
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TOOLS AND GADGETS | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Photography by Sofia van der Dys
LETTERCARVING Lettercarving could be called a dying art, but right off Dunlavy next door to Robert Boustany’s yoga studio sits Clark Kellogg’s studio. This master woodworker quietly breathes life into this art seeped in history. Kellogg’s meticulous work is breathtaking to watch. The completely hand done process requires skill and patience. With mallet, chisel and gouge in hand Kellogg wields wood to his desired form, hand-carving letters. He takes custom orders on site to commemorate a special occasion, depict the address of a home or just because. Letters can also be gilded with 23k gold leaf. www.kelloggfurniture.com
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ON OUR RADAR DESIGN
BeautyNow is a new beauty app, created right here in Houston, which is basically an open table concept for beauty appointments. The app instantly books same day or future appointments. The free iPhone® app includes 4,500 salons and spas across the U.S. (will hit 10,000 spas in the next couple months!).
WE LOVE THE NEW SPECIAL EDITION SKINS FILM FROM IMPOSSIBLE FOR POLAROID™ CAMERAS. THE PERFECT SUMMER ACCESSORY TO CAPTURE SUMMER MEMORIES IN STYLE. ANIMAL SKIN FRAMES – LEOPARD, ZEBRA AND CROCODILE, PLUS 5 OTHER SPECIES – ARE INCLUDED IN EACH PACK AND MAKE INSTANT ANALOG FILM AS CURRENT AS INSTAGRAM. WWW.THE-IMPOSSIBLE-PROJECT.COM Forgot your baby’s formula, diapers or portable DVD? WeGoBabies is a suppedup, state-of-the-art vending machine stocked with everyday items for babies and young children, including formula, milk, healthy snacks, juice, diapers/wipes, toys, bottles, pacifiers, teethers and even larger items like handheld electronics and booster seats. Support the kickstarter at www.kickstarter.com and search “WeGoBabies.” EMERSON SLOAN IS A MODERN, STYLISH PARTY SUPPLY STORE FOR ALL OCCASIONS. ENTREPRENEUR AND BUSY WORKING MOM KIM ETHERIDGE SCOURS VENDORS TO FIND
GIFT-WORTHY GOODS FROM VARIOUS ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PARTY GIVING, GIFTS AND ENTERTAINING. “IT’S THE KIND OF IDEAS YOU SEE ON PINTEREST BUT WITHOUT ALL THE EFFORT,” SAYS ETHERIDGE. 2414 RICE BLVD. WWW.EMERSONSLOAN.COM
Fashion and design collide in The Cambridge Satchel Company’s collaboration with English craftsmen in paint and paper, Farrow & Ball, to produce an exclusive limited edition collection in honor of the new color Stiffkey Blue. Inspired by the color of mud found at the beach in the ancient hamlet of Stiffkey, Norfolk, this nautical accent sits perfectly on the classic, British satchels. www.cambridgesatchel.com/us Based in Austin, Texas, MONIKER GUITARS was created in 2011 by two friends, founders Kevin Tully and Dave Barry, who learned how to properly build, paint, finish and wire guitars. They strive to create high-quality, affordable guitars, creating the guitar’s shape, color, parts and even adding custom text or graphics. All guitars are built at their shop in Austin and ship in just 4 weeks. They recently added an electric guitar case customizer to their website. www.monikerguitars.com
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TOOLS AND GADGETS
JUICEPRESSO “Juicing” can mean several different things but in a healthy sense it means making fresh juice out of fruits and vegetables. There are many machines on the market but the best I’ve found so far is a cold press gadget called Juicepresso. It operates at an incredibly slow 40 RPM (other cold press machines work at a much faster 80 RPM). The slower speed provides maximum juice extraction providing up to 40% more juice than older model juicers, and since pressed juice lasts up to three days in your fridge, you can juice less often. The patented one-piece extraction system makes it easy to clean: Just pull out the three-in-one screw and place it in the dishwasher. Its small footprint makes it a great addition to any kitchen. $499
HTC ONE HTC makes great products but they don’t get as much love as gear from Apple®, Samsung® and others. I’ve been a fan of HTC products for several years and my love recently grew when I tested its new smartphone – the HTC One (model M8). The device is a bit heavier than other phones due to its casing being 90% metal (up from 70% in the previous model). It feels solid in your hand, and the brushed aluminum design is compelling. The Android-based OS is superfast and the all-important camera takes incredible photos and hi-res videos. I particularly like some of the shortcuts HTC created for taking selfies and editing photos. Though I usually listen to music with headphones I have found myself playing tunes through “BoomSound™” – the name HTC’s given to its front-facing speakers along with the software that powers them. HTC says total output is about 25 percent louder, thanks to a new amplifier and some extra space carved out behind the speakers. $299 with 2-year contract
RAIN COMMANDER The past few years have marked the beginning of the remote controlled home with automatic air conditioners, smartphone-controlled lights, security systems and more. Now guess what you can control from anywhere in the world – your lawn sprinkler system. The Rain Commander is a WiFi-enabled sprinkler controller that allows homeowners to control their sprinkler systems using their smartphone, tablet or other connected device. You can turn sprinklers on and off, schedule or control watering cycles. It is a convenience to be able to control your sprinklers when traveling but is known as “The also during a draught or a long wet spell. Now there is no need ® High-Tech Texan .” His radio program airs to climb around your garage to adjust your current system – just on KPRC weekdays 12–2pm and Saturday log on and make it “rain” from anywhere. $250 11am–2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.
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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
UNDER THE OLD OAK TREE: NEW HOMES, OLD SCHOOL.
“IT’S THE MOST EXCITING DEVELOPMENT WE’VE WORKED ON YET,” SAYS CARNEGIE HOMES’ ARPAN GUPTA, TALKING ABOUT MASTERSON OAKS AT WESTMORELAND, A 15HOME PROJECT SLATED TO BREAK GROUND THIS SUMMER.
The undeveloped 36,139sf property is located on the northwest corner of Alabama and Southwest Freeway, or Spur 527. “There’s this oak tree there. At first people just assumed we were some developer that would destroy the oak tree so we can build more homes, but that was never our plan. It’s a 200- to 300-year-old oak tree – one of the oldest in the city of Houston, I’ve been told,” he tells 002houston. “If you look on Google Earth, look up 420 Marshall Street; you’ll see the span of this tree takes up about a third of a block,” he enthuses. Gupta and his team decided to center a new community around the tree, making use of its shade and featuring it as the focal point of what they hope will be like a park in the middle of the city. “One of the unique things about it [this land] is this wall that’s like 20 feet high, and it has ivy all the way across it. There’s a lot of foliage and it’s very peaceful,” says Gupta.
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The project is named after the Masterson family, who owned the property until the city bought it in 1959 to make way for Spur 527. “Actress Mary Stuart Masterson’s ancestors were very rich and they lived in a huge mansion. They actually made very sizeable donations to the Museum of Fine Arts, and things like that,” Gupta explains. While paying tribute to Houston’s history is not at the top of most real estate developers’ to-do lists, Gupta is quick to point out Westmoreland Historical District, on which part of the lot sits, has a rich history. “Lyndon B. Johnson, governors of Texas, many famous people used to live there.” To honor the historical significance of this old-school part of Houston the homes will feature a Victorian style of architecture including real wood windows, cross-gabled roofs with Victorian patterns, mahogany ceiling beams, trim and baseboards, reclaimed wood floors and lots of arches. The properties are estimated to sell between $800,000 and $1.1 million and should be completed by 2016.
Phase I – Site Plan
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Downtown Holocaust Museum Galleria Uptown Park River Oaks Park Rice Village Highland Village Memorial City Town & Country Village CityCentre Sam Houston Race Park Katy Mills Sugar Land Zoo Museum District George Bush Intl. Airport Hobby Airport Space Center Houston Kemah Miller Outdoor Theatre Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Museum of Fine Arts Childrenâ€™s Museum
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EVENT AMIR TAGHI WHERE DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY
Young local talent Amir Taghi showed his Fall | Winter 2014 collection of Amir Taghi Atelier, inspired by the splendor of Persian culture. The collection was showcased on stands in the center of the gallery as models changed periodically. The evening was a benefit for Leukemia Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year campaign, for which Taghiâ€™s cousin Hasti Taghi is a candidate. Photography by Catch Light Group
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Model Satin Gaberdine
Lauren Dupis, Alex Taghi
Seath Vaughn, Amir Taghi, Megan Pruitt Winder
Kristen Cannon, Donae Charmosta
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The Brew SOUTHSIDE
By Michael Cook Photography by Daniel Ortiz
by Scott Ward | Photography by Sofia van der Dys
ESPRESSO THE WHO: Sharing a building with the likes of Uchi and Rosemont Social Club, Southside Espresso attracts the city’s finest, just as it should. Regulars, wifi fans, book lovers, a host of locals – and not just lovers of coffee, but lovers of fine beer. Southside knows Montrose. Outside seating also adds to the location’s experience. THE BREW: A heavyweight champion. Southside uses Fusion Beans roasted right here in Houston (whose owners happen to also own Southside) and they make fantastic coffee. Our macchiato was flawless with espresso so rich we envied the lady who we watched order a second. Lest we not mention the fantastic selection of the other brew – 7 draft beers, a host of craft beer bottles/cans and some stellar wine are also there for the taking. THE FOOD: Pastries including muffins, scones and croissants will entertain for breakfast. Pizzas, meat pies and quiches will help ease the wait times at Uchi or do real well for a quick meal. Teas and plenty of Kickin Kombucha, while not food, are nice additions to the menu. OVERHEARD IN THE CROWD: “Can I give you these two books and take one off the shelf?” “…Uhhhhhh, no.” We said book lovers and we were not kidding. A customer so wanted a book off the “read while you are here” shelf she offered two of her own! Barista did not approve!
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ACROSS 1. Scrooge player Alastair 4. Astrological transition point 8. Sex ___ 14. It’s a free country 15. Side squared, for a square 16. Split 17. “___ be my pleasure” 18. Butts 19. Hauled 20. 1971 Grammywinner from B.B. King, “The ____” 23. Dubai dignitary 24. Ultimatum word 25. Halloween mo. 28. Motorcycle add-on 32. Word of encouragement 34. Classic theater 36. Makeup artist? 37. 1988 collaboration
with BB King and U2, “_____ Town” 43. Alleviate 44. Concert venue 45. Stick in a woman’s purse 48. Member of the upper house of Congress 53. Martini specification 54. Spinning toys 56. Stud site 57. Musical venue in downtown Houston, which will host a BB King performance on June 10, 2014 61. Come to 64. Cairo’s river 65. Older computer monitor, for short 66. Kind of network 67. Gravity-powered vehicle 68. Garden tool 69. In a mild manner 70. Looks over
DOWN 1. Hotel offerings 2. Slender land masses 3. Spanish capital city 4. Astronomer Sagan or Psychologist Jung 5. Mountain range separating Europe and Asia 6. 18-wheeler 7. Unfashionable 8. Approach angrily 9. Krypton, for one 10. Father, in Paris 11. “Mangia!” 12. “___ Maria” 13. Conducted 21. Dudgeon 22. Sidelong looks 25. Kimono sashes 26. Duster, for example 27. Beginner 29. Gen.’s subordinate 30. Hoopla
31. Spiffs up 33. Barley brew 35. '”__ the land of the free . . .'” 37. Fuse 38. It’ll grow on you 39. Catch sight of 40. Midwest state: Abbr. 41. Half and half? 42. Chess piece 46. Lacking musical key 47. With enhanced volume 49. 100% 50. Fencing term
51. Shakespeare’s fairy king 52. Took it easy 55. Touch or taste 57. At this spot 58. Slick 59. Leave quickly 60. Flower locations 61. Aardvark morsel 62. Oolong or pekoe 63. Rum ___ Tugger, a character in T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats"
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