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volume 12 | issue 138 letter from the editor Photography by Sofia van der Dys
othing beats a summer in the city…that’s what those of us that are forced to stay instead of having some fabulous summer plan brainwash ourselves to believe. But it doesn’t have to be so blah…
There’s a ton to do, just flip to our calendar for the June lineup; or check out one of the many new restaurants that open daily or the next hot spot to hang out and meet new people.
GOOFING AROUND AT THE JUNE ISSUE PHOTO SHOOT
If you’re dying to get away, we’ve got a few options. And no, it’s not such a Cruel Summer judging from the shoot we did on location at Galveston’s Diamond Beach. Download the oldie but goodie by Bananarama and flip to page 36. If you head down there, pixie Ibañez has what you’ll need for the kids on the beach in born cool. grow hip. on page 28. If you’ve only got the time of, say, a lunch break for a quick escape, check out lifestyle editor Beatrice Valencia’s review of Yalapa restaurant in this month’s DineWrite on page 58. She says it feels like you are no longer in Houston when you are there. Not to say that there’s anything wrong with our lovely – albeit sweltering at this time of year – town but you know, sometimes you just need to get away. Grand Velas is this month’s destination on page 47, with a great option for a weekend rendezvous. Find your own cabana and make it a Summer in the City day like the one shot by Sofia van der Dys, for the cover. And we aren’t the only ones with an “S” in the City on the mind. Check out Reyne Haines homage to SATC on page 32. Lance Scott Walker’s got the scoop on the new PBS series, Daytripper, on page 76 and Wise Guy Tim Moloney graces us with his wealth of manly knowledge on page 51. We hope you’ll join us June 3 at the ARTernative Happy Hour at CityCenter, celebrating emerging and unique local performing and visual arts with Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker. 6–9pm. Free, but be ready to spend on food + drinks since partial proceeds from raffle, food+drink sales will benefit the art groups. And bring your dog to the Houston Arboretum on June 5 for Tails on the Trails. See you next month with some hot summer deals like these rockin’earrings by Bulletgirl, available at Sloan Hall only for 002houston readers!
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table of contents
48 49 architecture+design: fish condo 50 tools + toys +gadgets 51 wise guy
4 letter from the editor 6 table of contents 7 scene | contributors 8 houston map 10 downtown map 12 uptown map + scene 14 on our radar 16 calendar 18 museum district 20 art houses + museums + exhibits
52 52 IT’S COOL TO BE FIT FOR THE SUMMER 54 restaurant listings 56 scene
22 FOR ART’S SAKE: BEST IN SHOW 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33
nonprofit: small steps nurturing center gish at the movies phone shots spacetaker born cool grow hip retail wrap: elaine turner people of houston vintage in the city costumes for cocktails
58 DINEWRITE: YALAPA 60 chef’s special: bill greenwood 61 scene 62 new restaurants
64 64 HAPPY HOUR
66 the scene
70 WORLD CUP: WHERE TO WATCH 74 76 77 78 80 81 82
36 FASHION 44 things I love 46 002 profile: john mcpherson
recording: robert ellis daytripper club review: west alabama ice house nightlife bea here now cd review crossword puzzle + before we go
36 47 MENtertainment
48 DESTINATION: GRAND VELAS
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4 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS 7 SCENE | CONTRIBUTORS 8 HOUSTON MAP 10 DOWNTOWN MAP 12 UPTOWN MAP + SCENE 14 ON OUR RADAR 16 CALENDAR 18 MUSEUM DISTRICT 20 ART HOUSES + MUSEUMS + EXHIBITS 22 FOR ART’S SAKE: BEST IN SHOW 24 NONPROFIT: SMALL STEPS NURTURING CENTER 25 GISH AT THE MOVIES 26 PHONE SHOTS 27 SPACETAKER 28 BORN COOL GROW HIP 29 RETAIL WRAP: ELAINE TURNER 30 PEOPLE OF HOUSTON 32 VINTAGE IN THE CITY 33 COSTUMES FOR COCKTAILS 34 SKINSATIONAL 36 FASHION 44 THINGS I LOVE 46 002 PROFILE: JOHN MCPHERSON 47 DESTINATION: GRAND VELAS 48 MENTERTAINMENT 49 ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN: FISH CONDO 50 TOOLS + TOYS +GADGETS51 WISE GUY 52 IT’S COOL TO BE FIT FOR THE SUMMER 54 RESTAURANT LISTINGS 56 SCENE 58 DINEWRITE: YALAPA 60 CHEF’S SPECIAL: BILL GREENWOOD 61 SCENE 62 NEW RESTAURANTS 64 HAPPY HOUR 66 THE SCENE 70 WORLD CUP: WHERE TO WATCH 74 RECORDING: ROBERT ELLIS 76 DAYTRIPPER 77 CLUB REVIEW: WEST ALABAMA ICE HOUSE 78 NIGHTLIFE 80 BEA HERE NOW 81 CD REVIEW 82 CROSSWORD PUZZLE + BEFORE WE GO 4 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS 7 SCENE | CONTRIBUTORS 8 HOUSTON MAP 10 DOWNTOWN MAP 12 UPTOWN MAP + SCENE 14 ON OUR RADAR 16 CALENDAR 18 MUSEUM DISTRICT 20 ART HOUSES + MUSEUMS + EXHIBITS 22 FOR ART’S SAKE: BEST IN SHOW 24 NONPROFIT: SMALL STEPS NURTURING CENTER 25 GISH AT THE MOVIES 26 PHONE SHOTS 27 SPACETAKER 28 BORN COOL GROW HIP 29 RETAIL WRAP: ELAINE TURNER 30 PEOPLE OF HOUSTON 32 VINTAGE IN THE CITY 33 COSTUMES FOR COCKTAILS 34 SKINSATION-
EVENT COQUETTE BOUTIQUE’S FASHION FOR THE TITANS WHY FALL COLLECTION PREVIEW FOR AUSTRALIAN LINE, SASS & BIDE WHERE RED ROOM WHEN APRIL 28
GABRIELLA NISSEN While shooting this month’s Born Cool, featuring a beach theme, photographer Gabriella Nissen’s thoughts turned to, of course, the beach. “During my childhood I went to Galveston almost every summer weekend with my mother. I loved floating on the gentle waves and walking on the beach picking up whole sand dollars while the wet sand squished between my toes.”
Fashionistas were in absolute euphoria during “Fashion for the Titans.” Coquette Boutique, Houston’s hottest new clothing store, hosted a fashion show/cocktail party at the hip River Oaks bar with a runway show featuring the Fall Collection of the fabulous Australian line, Sass & Bide. Models, wearing custom jewelry by lilahgabriel, ruled the catwalk in black, white, embellished and feathered creations…all together just HOT!
Nissen has been following the recent events in the Gulf of Mexico with concern, wondering if this is a summer to go to the beach to pick up something other than seashells. “The water in the Gulf and on the entire planet belongs to all of us. Let’s protect it and use it wisely.”
Denise Flores, Aries Milan, August Milan
Hannell Ham, Edward Malta
My plans this summer are to replace a stolen road bike by possibly building my next one. I also hope to travel overseas for the first time to Vietnam. I’ll also aim to start a personal documentary and art project (secret for now) that I hope to exhibit and eventually turn into a book.
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James Craig, Sarah Tucker
SHYLA BATLIWALLA My summer plans are to road trip from Houston to San Francisco with my hubby. We plan to see Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon and my BFF in Newport Beach along the way. We just pray our AC doesn’t crap out before that. After we settle down in San Francisco we pick right up again for our overdue honeymoon in Europe. We’re taking almost two months to backpack all over Spain and Eastern Europe. We’re hitting up Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic and hopefully Turkey. Bring on the baklava!
Kristen Cannon, Lindsey Love
If everything goes as planned, I’m pretty sure I’ll have one of the most memorable summers of my life. I’m stoked to miss out on the Houston heat too. (Although I’m pretty positive Southern European heat is equally as brutal.) Rachel Rosson, Nancy Mathe
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Downtown...........................................1 Holocaust Museum..............................2 Galleria...............................................3 Uptown Park.......................................4 River Oaks Park..................................5 Rice Village.........................................6 Highland Village.................................7 Memorial City......................................8 Town & Country Village.......................9 CityCentre.........................................10 Sam Houston Race Park....................11 Katy Mills.........................................12 Sugar Land.......................................13 Zoo .................................................14 Museum District................................15 George Bush Intl. Airport..................16 Hobby Airport...................................17 Space Center Houston.......................18 Kemah.............................................19 Miller Outdoor Theatre.....................20 Contemporary Arts Museum..............21 Houston Museum of Fine Arts...........22 Childrenâ€™s Museum...........................23 Houston Museum of Natural Science.......24 Houston Arboretum..........................25 Houston Theater District...................26 The Woodlands.................................27
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EVENT THE 14TH ANNUAL SAN LUIS SALUTE WHY TO HONOR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH HEROES WHERE THE GALVESTON ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER AT THE SAN LUIS WHEN FEBRUARY 12 More than 800 guests danced and dined at the most successful party of the decade. The Blue Moon, A Journey to the Sea of Tranquility themed event was out-of-this-world! The amazing soiree hosted by Houston’s power couple, Paige and Tilman Fertitta, featured a cirque-inspired acrobatic act that had guests in awe and America’s favorite band, Party on the Moon, had guests dancing ’til after midnight.
Tilman and Paige Fertitta
Jim and Dancie Ware
Kelli Fertitta, Vic and Joy Fertitta
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radar By Evan Wetmore
The ever-benevolent TOMS Shoes has collaborated yet again with a charity, this time to bring clean water to the people of Sekura, a village in northwest Ethiopia. Charity:water and TOMS Shoes created two new styles, which sell for $58 per pair: the Map Shoe has a tonal map pattern of Africa, while the Water Shoe carries a multi-tone water illustration. The shoes will be sold as long as it takes to raise the money for the clean-water well. Get to shopping, and do some good in the world!
art community The Houston Food Bank is finally receiving some much needed extra space – nearly half a million square feet of it, to be exact. With the purchase of the former distribution center of Sysco Foods, Inc. at 535 Portwall, the Houston Food Bank will soon be the largest food bank in America. Sysco reduced its initial $22 million price tag by $5 million to help out the nonprofit organization in feeding hungry Houstonians. LOCAL CHARITIES ARE BEING INVITED TO APPLY FOR A $100,000 GRANT IN THE HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT – HOUSTON CHARITABLE AWARD PROGRAM SPONSORED BY HEALTH BENEFITS COMPANY, HUMANA INC. (NYSE: HUM). THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS LOCATED IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOCUSED ON IMPROVING HEALTH EXPERIENCES OR BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN THE AREAS OF: CHILDHOOD HEALTH AND EDUCATION, FAMILY WELLNESS, AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES AND HEALTH LITERACY FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS AND SENIORS. APPLICATIONS FROM ELIGIBLE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 11. A PANEL OF LOCAL JUDGES, COMPRISED OF COMMUNITY LEADERS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, WILL WORK WITH HUMANA TO SELECT THE WINNER. VISIT WWW.HUMANA.COM/HCB TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROGRAM GUIDELINES. QUESTIONS CAN ALSO BE DIRECTED TO HUMANA BY CALLING 713.513.4929 OR E-MAIL HOUSTONBENEFITS@HUMANA.COM. The grand opening of Lakeland Heights, the new community (complete with a village center) off 290 at Fry Road, will include live entertainment, a festive urban market, complimentary food and wine tasting, as well as fun stuff for the kids! With the chance to tour showcase homes and win an iPad, you won’t want to miss the Urban Nights party on June 25.
HOUSTON’S VERY OWN LANE HAGOOD IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 30TH ANNUAL HUNTING ART PRIZE. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL TEXAS ARTISTS WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD – WHETHER AMATEUR, PROFESSIONAL OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN. HAGOOD, ONE OF THE YOUNGEST WINNERS EVER, RECEIVED THE $50,000 AWARD FOR HIS PIECE BOOKS I HAVE POSSESSED, SELECTED FROM OVER 1,400 PARTICIPANTS FROM AROUND THE STATE.
The recession doesn’t seem to be taking a toll on our city’s art aficionados. The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, which took place on May 6, was the most successful to date. The 17 nonprofit partner organizations, including Downtown YMCA and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, received double the money from years past. After raking in more than $160,000 from sponsors and patrons last month, it’s no wonder this festival has been ranked as one of the Top Ten art festivals in the country!
KIDDOS IF YOU’RE TAKING A FAMILY VACA TO FLORIDA THIS SUMMER, CONSIDER THE CITY’S MODELLADEN STREETS, CULTURE AND FASHION. THEN CONSIDER THE RITZ-CARLTON SOUTH BEACH’S NEW CHARM CAMP, AN INNOVATIVE ETIQUETTE PROGRAM FOR YOUR TEENAGE GIRLS. AIMING TO POLISH SKILLS THAT WILL PROVE USEFUL IN SOUTH BEACH AND THE REAL WORLD ALIKE, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES CLASSES SUCH AS “THE ART OF CONVERSATION” (LED BY THE HOTEL’S PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER), A MAKEUP CLASS FEATURING BENEFIT COSMETICS, AND A HEALTHY COOKING CLASS. THE CHERRY ON TOP? TWO MIAMI HEAT DANCERS WILL LEAD AN HOUR-LONG DANCE CLINIC AND DISCUSS BEING POSITIVE ROLE MODELS. CAMP BEGINS JUNE 19 – BUT MORE SESSIONS ARE RUMORED TO OPEN UP IN THE FALL! CONTINUED ON PAGE 82
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PERFORMING ARTS + CONCERTS + SPORTS + FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST
SUNDAY June 7 - August 13, Nature Trekkers Summer Camps. The week-long classes provide fun, hands-on learning experiences for children ages 5 to 12 under the guidance of staff naturalists, and include both indoor and outdoor activities. Visit www.houstonarboretum.org or call 713.366.0421. Alley Intelligence… 2:30 & 7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby BIH: Young Frankenstein 2 & 7:30pm Jones IAA: Lamhe 6pm Main Street Arcadia 3pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Chicago Cubs 1:05pm Stages The Complete History of America (Abridged) 3pm Wortham HB: Pecos 2pm
Alley Intelligence-Slave 7:30pm Hobby BIH: Young Frankenstein 8pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Washington Nationals 7:05pm
HOB MGMT 7:30pm MOT Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 11am Warehouse The Melvins 8pm
Alley Intelligence-Slave 7:30pm Hobby BIH: Young Frankenstein 8pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Washington Nationals 7:05pm
THURSDAY Alley Intelligence-Slave 7:30pm Hobby BIH: Young Frankenstein 8pm Main Street Arcadia 7:30pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Washington Nationals 1:05pm
June 4-July 3, PANIC at Theatre Suburbia, Houston premiere suspense/thriller by Joseph Goodrich. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm, Sundays at 3pm. Visit www.theatresuburbia.com for more info.
July 2-3, Shen Yun at the Wortham Center. Forinfo visit www.shenyunperformingarts.org. For tickets, visit www.houshow.com.
July 2-4, Dock Dogs® at Discovery Green. Go to www.dockdogs.com for registration details or visit www.discoverygreen.com for event info.
Alley Intelligence…7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm HOB Troubadour Tuesdays 5pm | Truth & Salvage Co. 7pm Verizon Imogen Heap 8pm Warehouse Nas & Damian “JR. GONG” Marley 7:30pm
Alley Intelligence…7:30pm | Alley Intelligence…7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm Boeing… 7:30pm HOB Wonder Girls World Tour 7pm CWMP HS: European Adventure 8pm Main Street Tomfoolery 7:30pm Main Street Tomfoolery 7:30pm MOT Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. 11am MOT Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. 11am Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm Toyota Maxwell & Jill Scott 7:30pm Wortham HB: La Fille Mal Gardée 7:30pm Warehouse Local Licks 8pm | The Reverend June 10-26, Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Horton Heat & Cracker 8pm Company presents Cuckoos at Talento Bilingue. Nature Photography Critique with Kathy Adams Clark, For more information, visit 6:30-9pm. Cost is $35 for members; $50 for nonwww.mildredsumbrella.com or members. Call 713.366.-0421 or visit email@example.com
June 7- July 3, Immanuel & Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival For more info, call Moores School Ticket Office at 713.743.3313 or Texas A&M University Summer Performing Arts Series (College Station) at 979.845.1234 or Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at 713.629.3700.
www.houstonarboretum.org for more information.
Alley Intelligence… 2:30 & 7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm CWMP Lynyrd Skynyrd 7pm Main Street Tomfoolery 3pm Reliant Classy Chassis 10am Stages The Complete History… 3pm Verizon Erykah Badu 8pm Wortham HB: La Fille Mal Gardée 2pm Second Sundays- Jane Weiner Knows Stuff! 7pm at Frenetic Theatre. Tickets are $7. For more information, please call 832.426.4624 or visit www.freneticore.net.
Alley Boeing… 2:30 & 7:30pm | Intelligence… 2:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 2 & 5:30pm HOB The Who Show - Tribute to The Who 7pm Main Street Tomfoolery 3pm MOT A Juneteenth Gospel Celebration 7pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Texas Rangers 1:05pm Stages The Complete History… 3pm Toyota Tool 8pm Wortham HB: La Fille Mal Gardée 2pm
Alley Boeing… 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 2 & 5:30pm HOB Dave Koz & John Butler 6pm Main Street Tomfoolery 3pm Stages The Complete History… 3pm
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Alley Intelligence… 7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm HOB Cowboy Junkies 7pm
Alley Intelligence… 7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm HOB LI(F)E ON THE ROAD TOUR 7pm Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm
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Outdoor Portrait Photography, 7-9pm. Houston professional photographer David Vu will share tips and techniques of photographing subjects outside. Cost is $55 members; $65 non-members. Call 713.366.0421 or visit www.houstonarboretum.org.
ERYKAH BADU 06/13 MOT Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 11am
Alley Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm MOT Sounds Like Fun 11am Minute Maid Astros vs. San Francisco Giants 7:05pm Warehouse Haste The Day 6:30pm
28 June 11, An Evening with Randy Travis: Standing Up for Houston’s Children, 6:30pm at Verizon Wireless Theatre. Benefiting Children At Risk. For more information, call Laura Nelson at 713.869.7740, www.childrenatrisk.org.
Alley Intelligence… 7:30pm | Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm HOB Josh Golden 6:30pm | Grupo Fantasma 7pm Main Street Tomfoolery 7:30pm MOT Summer Symphony Nights 8:30pm Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm Warehouse Passion Pit 7pm
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June 18, Mixers and Elixirs, 6pm at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Featuring Mango Punch. For tickets, or more information, visit www.hmns.org or call 713.639.4629.
Alley Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm Minute Maid Astros vs. San Francisco Giants 7:05pm Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm
Hobby BIH: Wicked 8pm HOB Boyce Avenue 7pm
June 18, Bands on the Sand Friday night concert series will kick off w/Hamilton Loomis at Palm Beach-Moody Gardens, 6-10pm. Admission is $6. For more information about Moody Gardens, call 800.582.4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.
Alley Boeing… 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm Main Street Tomfoolery 7:30pm Minute Maid Astros vs. San Francisco Giants 1:05pm Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm
IMOGEN HEAP 06/08
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Alley Intelligence-Slave 8pm Alley Boeing-Boeing 2:30 & 8pm | Hobby BIH: Young Frankenstein 8pm | Intelligence… 2:30 & 8pm Hobby BIH: Young Frankenstein 2 & 8pm ACP: Apollo Travels the Globe 8pm HOB Loudes 68 presents Eric Nelson, Black Reign, J-cost, HOB The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute 7:30pm | Nelo 8pm Main Street Arcadia 8pm MOT Accordian Kings & P. Blades 8pm Jones Neil Young Solo 8pm Queens 6:30pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Chicago Cubs Main Street Arcadia 8pm 6:05pm Stages The Complete History of America MOT Sizzling Summer Dance 8:30pm (Abridged) 8pm Verizon Big HOT Kaboom 6pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Chicago Cubs 7:05pm Wortham HB: Pecos 2 & 7:30pm Warehouse The Standard 9pm | Mishka 8pm June 5, Tails on the Trails, 2-5pm at The Houston Wortham HB: Pecos 7:30pm Arboretum & Nature Center. Pups and pooches celebrate National Trails Day. RSVP to INFO@LTBAEHR.COM or 713.485.4507.
Alley Intelligence…8pm | Boeing… 8pm CWMP Iron Maiden 7:30pm Hobby CFB: Mi Colombia 8pm HOB Brendan James W/ Chase Coy 7pm Main Street Tomfoolery Gala Opening Night 7:30pm MOT Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. 11am | Miller Classic Films: Swingtime 8:30pm Stages The Complete History… 8pm Verizon Randy Travis 8:30pm Warehouse Hawthorne Heights 7pm
Alley Intelligence… 8pm | Boeing… 8pm CWMP Texas Orchestra Festival 8pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm HOB Sounds of Seattle Tour 7pm | Mingo Fishtrap 8pm Main Street Tomfoolery 8pm MOT Summer Symphony Nights 8:30pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Texas Rangers 7:05pm Stages The Complete History… 8pm Warehouse The Motel 6 Tour 6pm Wortham HB: La Fille Mal Gardée 7:30pm
Alley Boeing… 8pm CWMP Sting 8pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 8pm HOB Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 8pm Jones Plaza: Live After Five 5pm Main Street Tomfoolery 8pm MOT Summer Symphony Nights 8:30pm
Alley Boeing… 2:30 & 8pm | Intelligence… 2:30 & 8pm Hobby CFB: Mi Colombia 2 & 8pm HOB PJ Morton 8pm | Strings And Fuzon Live 8:30pm Main Street Tomfoolery 8pm MOT The Lee Boys 8:30pm Stages The Complete History… 8pm Wortham HB: La Fille Mal Gardée 7:30pm
Alley Boeing… 2:30 & 8pm | Intelligence… 2:30 & 8pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 2 & 8pm Jones BCPA: Let’s Misbehave 7:30pm HOB Emory Quinn w/ Rich O’Toole & Mike Kelly 8pm Main Street Tomfoolery 8pm MOT A Gulf Coast Juneteenth 7pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Texas Rangers 6:05pm Stages The Complete History… 8pm Warehouse Monster Metal Showcase 6:30pm | One Mic Concert Series 8pm Wortham HB: La Fille Mal Gardée 2 & 7:30pm Alley Boeing… 2:30 & 8pm CWMP Chicago & The Doobie Brothers 7:30pm Hobby Menopause The Musical 2 & 8pm HOB Asleep at the Wheel 8pm Main Street Tomfoolery 8pm MOT Summer Symphony Nights 8:30pm Stages The Complete History… 7:30pm
June 25, Mixers and Elixirs, 6pm at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Featuring Molly & the Ringwalds. For tickets, or more information, visit www.hmns.org or call 713.639.4629.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT
ALLEY THEATRE: alleytheatre.org CWMP: woodlandscenter.org HOBBY CENTER: 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org HOUSE OF BLUES: hob.com JONES HALL: 713.227.3974 joneshall.org MAIN STREET THEATRE: 713.524.6706 mainstreettheatre.com MERIDIAN: meridian.com MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT): milleroutdoortheatre.com
MINUTE MAID PARK: astros.mlb.com RELIANT PARK: reliantpark.com STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE: 713.527.0123 stagestheatre.com TOYOTA CENTER: 1.866.4HOU toyotacentertix.com VERIZON THEATRE: verizonwirelesstheatre.com WAREHOUSE LIVE: warehouselive.com WORTHAM CENTER: 713.237.1439 worthamcenter.org
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1. The Menil ColleCTion www.menil.org
Steve Wolfe on Paper, on view thru July 25, is the fourth exhibition in The Menil Collection’s series, “Contemporary Conversations,” which highlights work by living artists in the collection. The series works with the artist focusing on a specific aspect or time period of their production. This exhibition will focus on the artist’s works on paper, some of which are purely drawn, but most of which combine aspects of drawing, collage and printmaking. 2. housTon CenTer for PhoTograPhy www.hcponline.org
Scott Dalton’s Journeys in García Márquez´s Colombia, on view thru June 27, is an exhibit that explores the people and places that inspired Gabriel García Márquez´s 1967 book One Hundred Years of Solitude. Dalton has created a body of work that represents the essence of Macondo, the fictional town in which the book is set. 3. The roThko ChaPel www.rothkochapel.org
An intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief, this modern meditative environment was inspired by the paintings of American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. The Chapel serves as both art museum and public forum and hosts a range of educational programs, inter-religious dialogues and symposia on critical issues. 4. ByzanTine fresCo ChaPel MuseuM www.menil.org/visit/byzantine.php
Intimate in scale, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum is the repository of the only intact Byzantine frescoes of this size and importance in the Western Hemisphere. It’s also a manifestation of the redemptive power of art: The chapel was expressly built to house 13-century Byzantine frescoes that had been looted from their original home in a small chapel in Lysi, Cyprus.
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5. housTon CenTer for ConTeMPorary CrafT www.crafthouston.org
The Paper Runway , opening June 5, is a juried exhibition of nearly 50 stunning works of paper clothing and accessories by artists from the U.S. and around the world. Featuring everything from handcrafted evening gowns to men’s vests, jewelry made from magazine pages, and a suit made from lottery tickets, each garment-inspired artwork is created from different types of paper. The featured works encompass a dazzling array of patterns, textures, colors and exquisite detail. 6. lawndale arT CenTer www.lawndaleartcenter.org
Round 4: Dawn Black, Nick Meriwether and David Waddell, on view thru June 12, 2010, an exhibit that showcases the work of residents for the fourth year of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Read more about the artists and the exhibit in this month’s art feature on page 22. 7. Buffalo soldiers naTional MuseuM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Calvary were nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery. 8. holoCausT MuseuM housTon www.hmh.org
Never Let It Rest! (on view thru October 3, 2010) is a documentary art project by contemporary German artist Hans Molzberger relating to the small town of Salzwedel in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany during the time of Nazi control. This exhibition is based on an exhibit that was shown at the Jenny Marx Museum in Salzwedel from 1998 to 2001. 9. Children’s MuseuM of housTon www.cmhouston.org
Summertime is perfect for exploring! Join CMH during the month of June for an array of activities that will engage your child’s creative and inquisitive mind. Summer All-Star Wonderweek June 10-16. CMH celebrates baseball season and summer sports with homerun fun in the sun. Daddy Daze Celebration, June 20. This Father’s Day
let Dad do what he does best – spend some quality time with you! 10. The healTh MuseuM www.thehealthmuseum.org
Animation featuring Cartoon Network (thru September 26, 2010) is an exhibit that explores how art, math, science and technology come together in the exciting world of animation. In Animation’s stimulating and fun environment, visitors explore the process of animation from concept to finished product – from storyboarding, character design and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. 11. housTon MuseuM of naTural sCienCe www.hmns.org
Magic! (thru September 6, 2010) – illusory feats of wonder that dazzle the eye and confound expectations, fascinating humanity for centuries. Mesmerized by the masters of illusion who perform this mysterious craft, we’re drawn to the spectacle, curious to discover “How did he do that?” The extraordinary show examines how science and magic are intertwined, tapping into our universal desire to know “How does that work?” 12. housTon zoo www.houstonzoo.org
Dinosaurs! Journey back in time to the days when giant, f e a r s o m e dinosaurs ruled the earth and mighty TRex was king of the
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land. On view thru June 2010, the Zoo’s animatronic Land of Dinosaurs will feature 10 primeval lost creatures. Elephant Open House, on June 5. Do you ever wonder how much an elephant eats and drinks in a day? Would you like to know what it takes to give an elephant a pedicure? Learn about elephant diets, care, training and more. 13. rice university art gallery www.ricegallery.org
Andrea Dezasö: Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly , on view thru August 8, showcases Andrea’s obsession with space travel. As a child growing up in Communist Romania, travel was only possible in one’s mind and what captured her imagination was not being able to go somewhere physically, opening the possibility of epic mental odysseys.
15. conteMPorary arts MuseuM houston www.camh.org
Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft, on view thru July 25, 2010, features 20 artists who innovatively expand the traditions of art and craft through the incorporation of performance. The exhibition features a series of onand offsite performance events, including crochet nights at the Museum in which visitors are invited to crochet works from an installation created by Sheila Pepe, a performance of Anne
Wilson’s Wind-Up: Walking the Warp, and a series of public events around the city in which Gabriel Craig creates small articles of jewelry for those he encounters. 16. the Jung center oF houston www.junghouston.org
Founded in 1958, The Jung Center is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to the continuing education of the human spirit though psychology, the arts and the humanities. 17. czech center MuseuM www.czechcenter.org
The Czech Center Museum Houston works to preserve, record and celebrate the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia.
18. John c. FreeMan Weather MuseuM www.wxresearch.org
The John C. Freeman Weather Museum is helping keep the community in the know in regards to the different aspects of weather, as well as science, history and safety. Visitors can make their own weather forecast at the WRC Weather Studio, view satellite and radar images of hurricanes, and learn how tornadoes form in the Tornado Chamber and much more!
14. the MuseuM oF Fine arts, houston www.mfah.org
Alice Neel: Painted Truths, on view thru June 13, both traces the evolution of Neel’s style and examines themes that she revisited throughout her career, including her social and political commitment, her stylistic evolution and her reversal of the typical artist/model gender roles, maternity and old age. One of the great American painters of the 20th century, Alice is best known for her psychologically acute portraits. Intimate, casual, direct and personal, satirical at times, they chronicle the social and economic diversity of mid-20th-century American life. KEY TO SYMBOLS
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MUSEUMS 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940
BERING & JAMES GALLERY www.beringandjames.com 805 Rhode Place #500, 713.524.0101
ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526
BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 1208 W. Gray 713.576.6954
BLAFFER GALLERY www.class.uh.edu/blaffer UH Main Campus, Ent. 16, 713.743.9530 Thru August 7, Jacco Oliver, First Take
BOOKER-LOWE GALLERYwww.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541
GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.galveston.com 2127 Strand St. 409.763.2403 HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912
CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.223.2219
BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Thru July 3, James Surls, Drawings on the Wall: She Speaks with the Blue Angel
ELDER STREET GALLERY www.elderstreetartist.com 1101 Elder St. 281.250.4889
HOUSTON STUDIOS 707 Walnut St. 713.223.0951
CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 713.825.4613
FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522
HOLLYWOOD FRAME GALLERY www.hollywoodframegallery.com 2427 Bissonnet 713.942.8885
MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997
COLTON & FARB GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru June 26, Nathaniel Donnett
G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opening June 5, Kyle Olson, Dedendum
ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2401 Munger 713.926.6368
COMMUNITY ARTISTSâ€™ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616
PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662 Thru June 20, Round 32
COMMUNE ON NORTH www.communeonnorth.com 2437 North Blvd. 713.526.3875
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
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM www.tsu.edu/museum 3100 Cleburne Ave. 713.313.7145
ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY + BOUTIQUE www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369 ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Opening June 5, Fur, Feather & Field ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530
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CTRL GALLERY www.ctrlgallery.com 3907 Main St. 713.523.2875 Thru June 19, Precarity and the Butter Tower DAKOTA GALLERY www.dakotaframing.com/dfp/dakotagallery.asp 2324 Shearn St. 713.523.7440 DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 5321 Feagan 713.542.3802 Opening June 11, Beau Comeaux, Samplings DESANTOS GALLERY www.desantosgallery.com 1724 Richmond 713.520.1200 DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 1117 East Freeway 713.223.8346 DOMY BOOKS www.domystore.com 1709 Westheimer 713.523.3669
GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547 GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311
HOOKS-EPSTEIN www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Opening June 5, Jame Michael Starr and Stephanie Trenchard INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru June 19, Darren Waterston, Anatomies KINZELMAN ART CONSULTING www.kinzelmanart.com 3909 Main St. 713.533.9923
GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.528.0405 Opening June 5, Robert Weimerskirsch, Paintings and Ceramics
KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175
GREEN HOUSE GALLERY www.greenhouseartgallery.com 716 W. Alabama St. 713.535.6462
LAURA U COLLECTION www.lauraucollection.com 1840 Westheimer 713.522.0855
GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600 HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800
LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700
LAZZARA ART GALLERY www.gallerialazzara.com 5400 Mitchelldale St. 713.681.0681 M2 GALLERY www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070 McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988 Thru June 12, John Alexander, Life on a Merry-Go-Round
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McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238
MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671 Thru June, William Anzalone MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803 MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opening June 5, Claire Ankenman MOTHER DOG STUDIOS motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 NAUHAUS GALLERY www.texascollaborative.com 223 E. 11th St. 713.261.1409 NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. 713.528.0664
TALENTO BILINGUE www.tbhcenter.com 333 S. Jensen Dr. 713.222.1213 Thru June 4, OPUS Autonomiá THE ARTFUL CORNER www.theartfulcorner.com 3423 White Oak Dr. 713.426.4278 THOM ANDRIOLA www.newgallery.net 2627 Colquitt 713.520.7053 THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278 Opening June 5, Sabine Stromeyer, Horizons VAUGHAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY www.vaughanchristopher.com 1217 S. Shepherd 713.533.0816
O’KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St.@UHD 713.221.8042 PARKERSON GALLERY www.artnet.com/gallery/837/parkerson-gallery.html 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 PEEL GALLERY www.peelgallery.org 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.520.8122 POST GALLERY www.postgallery.com 2121 Sage, Ste. 390, 713.622.4241 POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337 REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 1839 W. Alabama 713.522.7074 RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836 SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 2246 Richmond Ave. 713.529.1313
WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Opening June 4, The White Album WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Opening June 11, Watermedia Members Show WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082 XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846 ZARPOSH INDIA GALLERY www.zarposhindia.com 5910 Southwest Fwy. (inside rug gallery) 713.668.2948
SPACE125 GALLERY www.haatx.com 3201 Allen Parkway 713.527.9330 STUDIO SEVEN 1107 East Freeway 713.224.5555
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for art’s sake Interview by Shyla Batliwalla Photography by Cody Bess
ROM MUSIC AND CULINARY FEATS TO ART CARS AND CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, HOUSTON IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE ART WORLD. LOCATED ON MAIN STREET IN THE MUSEUM DISTRICT, THE LAWNDALE ART CENTER IS AT THE HEART OF IT ALL. AMONG ITS FOUR GALLERIES AND REVOLVING EXHIBITS OF NEARLY 500 ARTISTS, THE CENTER HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR CITY’S ART COMMUNITY. FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS THE CENTER HAS PROVIDED A SPACE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS TO EXPLORE AND EXHIBIT THEIR CRAFT. THREE EXCLUSIVELY SELECTED ARTISTS ARE CHOSEN EACH YEAR TO RECEIVE A NINE-MONTH RESIDENCY, WHICH INCLUDES A $1,500 BUDGET FOR MATERIALS, A $500 PER MONTH STIPEND AND 24-HOUR ACCESS TO THE STUDIO. THESE ARTISTS THRIVE UNDER THE MENTORSHIP AND FACILITIES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER. CURRENTLY DEBUTING THEIR LATEST DIVERSE MASTERPIECES ARE THREE LOCAL AND OH-SO-TALENTED ARTISTS: DAWN BLACK, NICK MERIWETHER AND DAVID WADDELL.
DAWN BLACK A suicide bomber in a Halloween costume adjacent to a nun on top of a portly-looking female superhero is what you’ll find in Dawn Black’s world of masquerade, imagery and imagination. Since 2009, Black has been working on the Conceal Project, a cataloging of translations of different real-life images collected from the Internet and various periodicals. Each image is translated into an artfully crafted 7½ by 5½ drawing that is displayed on a grid. She currently has well over 130 of such drawings on display. Black is fascinated by identity and the politics that govern an individual’s distinctive uniqueness. In her pieces she creates stories for the various figures she finds by playing with – and often masquerading – the idea and concept of identity. Black believes the layers of our identity are created by our gender, what we wear and how society sees us. All together this encompasses a concept of universal truth. In her own words, “Each of these larger drawings tells a story by depicting numerous disguised figures whose mysterious and ambiguous relationships become intertwined with the viewer’s beliefs regarding the authentic and the covert, the formidable and the
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meek, the false witness and the sincere ...” All her creations are made to call upon historical legends and ominous myths. The result is a beautiful, complex canvas of images that makes the viewers question their own identity and society’s role in transcribing it.
NICK MERIWETHER A born and bred Houstonian, Nick Meriwether is well-known in the community for his work with Sketch Klubb, a community of artists that meet every other Saturday to draw and create zines. Their work has been shown in Houston, Austin and New York. During his residency at the Lawndale Center, Meriwether experimented with various mediums. One area he investigated was robots and their role in society. Robots are traditionally made to help humans. Meriwether however turned this conventional wisdom upside down and made robots that are hostile to humans. His series of three ’bots consists of one spitting tobacco, one huffing spray paint and, lastly, a racist old man. Beyond his radical robots, Meriwether experimented with all types of mediums using electronic circuit breakers, motors and even truck nutz (yep, the overly masculine plastic testicles some dudes let dangle from their trucks) as readily as his sketch pad. His end product is an explosion of creative ideas articulated in sculpture and paired with shotgun blasts, spray paint and a few other shockers.
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DAVID WADDELL David Waddell lives in a fantastical world based on Plato’s allegory of the cave. In this world he used various mediums such as drawing, spray painting, iPod pieces and collage to regenerate and bring to life creatures and species through digital means. The creatures, made on tracing paper and coupled with collaged images from publications ranging from National Geographic to cooking and fashion mags, are about 14” by 7”. After the creatures were drawn, Waddell used Wikipedia and enlisted the help of others to name the different creatures starting with family, genus and species. They are then categorized on the wall from most dangerous, such as sea mammals and sea creatures, to least dangerous, like reptiles. On his website, he couples each image with a monotone scientific voice, sometimes his own and sometimes family members, doctors, lawyers and other artists. It took over one hour to complete the two-minute talking segment. These creatures are destined to be active members of our community who perform actions traditionally performed by humans as well as natural deeds. Dawn Black, Nick Meriwether and David Waddell’s work in the Lawndale Artist Studio Program will be on display through mid-June – it’s a contemporary collection no art-loving Houstonian should miss. NICK MERIWETHER
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By Sarah gajkowski-Hill
THE BRIGHTLY PAINTED WALLS OF THE DAVID WEEKLEY HOME SERVING AS A SCHOOLHOUSE FOR SMALL STEPS NURTURING CENTER, A TOP-OF-THE-LINE PRIVATE PRESCHOOL, ARE COVERED IN PROJECT-ORIENTED CURRICULUM (“CAMPING” IS THE THEME OF ONE CLASSROOM, “TRANSPORTATION” OF ANOTHER). FROM THE PAINTINGS AND DICTATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN, ONE MIGHT GUESS AT THE STEEP TUITION OF SUCH A CHALLENGING PROGRAM. However, the population of children counted among its students must live within the seven area codes surrounding the school and be economically disadvantaged. The school has no lack of applications—two- to six-year-old children living at or below the poverty line are not an uncommon occurrence in the Houston area. As HISD struggles to incorporate 100% Spanish-speaking preschool children and those who qualify as “homeless,” many more are unable to attend the only alternative—quality daycares for children two years of age and private preschools for three- and four-year-olds. Small Steps Nurturing Center is working to change all that. The first campus came out of a need seen by an Impact Church of Christ Vacation Bible School that took into account the impoverished children in the area of the First Ward. The second campus, at Jensen Drive in the Fifth Ward, is currently hoping to expand so that it can provide faithbased and high-quality early education and care to more children. About two-thirds of the children at SSNC are picked up by teachers in vans, to address the transportation problems of many of the families. The students are served two nutritious meals and one snack every day, and the school maintains a maximum teacher/child ratio of 1 to 8. With brilliant young child specialists serving as the teaching staff and on-site therapists who engage in play therapy with the children, the atmosphere is one of positive change. Lydia Jones, the Development Director, shared that while most middle-class preschool aged children hear 11 million words per year, economically disadvantaged children hear nearly half of that—only 6 million words per year. Nearly one-third of those are negative words. The SET for Life social and emotional curriculum employed by SSNC and its therapists is geared at creating a positive environment and impacting the entire Houston area through its recognition of the dignity of every human person and real change to that end. “A quality preschool program for economically at-risk children has been proven to enhance long-term educational attainment levels, income and family stability while reducing crime rates,” explains Jones. These research studies show that the economic return to society is over $8 per every $1 invested.
Organizations such as the A.D. Players rehearse plays with the children, a musician leads them in music class, and a creative movement class is a weekly ancillary. Organizations such as the MD Anderson YMCA, the Houston Food Bank, the Neuhaus Education Center, the UH Center for Hearing and Speech and Dr. Michelle Forrester, the on-site psychologist, are all collaborative partners with the nonprofit which assure an environment of success and interdisciplinary education. In addition, the school believes it is a powerful tool for young children to tell their personal stories. With the help of Rice University’s prestigious School Literacy and Culture Project, the very young children, through dictation and dramatization, explore their own creative and imaginative voices. Thanks to generous donors, of whom there is no end of need, the school’s salaries, operating costs, meals and transportation are provided completely tuition-free. Parents volunteer ten hours per year, and often much more, as well as attend parenting classes that encourage them to engage with their children as not only loving caregivers but also as the primary teachers of their very young children. Confidence in their own abilities strengthens the bonds between children and parents and the parents and the school. Some individual donors and private foundations prefer to sponsor a child for the year or provide items for the organization’s “Wish List.” Small Steps’ three events, the Small Steps Energy Classic (a golf tournament), the Clays Classic and the new Wine Classic, provide the majority of donations that support the organization. The Small Steps Energy Classic Gold Tournament numbers various prominent individuals from oil and gas companies, law firms and investment companies among its advisory board and participants. The Small Steps Wine Classic is another fun way for donors to come together and be treated to a professional wine educator/sommelier’s selections while raising money for this notable cause. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A DONATION, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.SSNC.ORG.
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ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE gish at the movies By Sarah Gish
TAKE A FRIEND
OPERA AND SPACE FEATURED THIS MONTH Rave Yorktown 15 (www.ravemotionpictures.com) continues their opera series this month with Falstaff screening 6/17, 7pm and 6/20, 1pm. You won’t care if the Hubble telescope ever had problems after watching the fascinating IMAX® film Hubble 3D, on view this month at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (www.hmns.org). Watching it, I felt like I was really in space – surrounded by stars being born and dying, celestial clouds and sites I never knew existed. It really was breathtaking. Speaking of 3D, Houston-based film production company, Action 3D (www.action3dproductions.com), made a splash recently with a screening of a Phish concert. Their specialty is capturing live alternative content events (music, sports and theater) in digital 3D, so perhaps we’ll see more of these screenings. If you’re in Clear Lake on 6/17, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (www.taaccl.org) is hosting a screening of a yet-to-be-determined film at 6:30pm, which is the start of their monthly film series on the third Thursday of each month. You can vote for your film choice on their Facebook page.
SUMMER FILMS, FUN FILMS The “Summer Israeli Film Series” kicks off this month with Lost Islands on 6/16, 7:30pm at the JCC Houston (www.jcchouston.org). Set in 1980, the film revolves around twin brothers whose parents constantly stress to the boys the importance of fulfilling their dreams and absolute family loyalty, which gets
complicated when they both fall in love with the same girl. Angelika Houston (www.angelikafilmcenter.com) is opening Magnolia (6/4); 8: The Mormon Proposition (6/18); and Joan Rivers – A Piece of Work (6/25). You either love her or hate her, but the word is that the new Joan Rivers doc, in which we follow her 76th year of life, is endearing, funny and honest. Dance to Swingtime, the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers feel-good film of the Depressionera, at Miller Outdoor Theatre (www.milleroutdoortheatre.com) on 6/11 at 8:30pm. And over at DiverseWorks (www.diverseworks.org), “Flickerlounge” with Dara Greenwald’s short films wraps up 6/5. This is fun: Vernon Caldera, mastermind (with Adam Gibson) of the online daily video channel Keep Houston Rich (http://keephoustonrich.com/khr/), recommends “Get Out! Of the Closet!” brought to you by Houston-based Zenfilm and B+G Lightfoot Productions and on air “everywhere” (see clips at www.getoutofthecloset.tv). The crazy new reality TV show follows host Natty Ice as she crosses the country helping those struggling with their sexuality in a direct, no-nonsense, in-your-face fashion. MFAH and APS “We Jeff Bridges” continues at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org) with The Fisher King on 6/11, 7pm; Thunderbolt and Lightfoot on 6/18, 7pm; and Crazy Heart on 6/25, 7pm – the film for which Bridges finally won an Oscar®. Also on is the MFAH’s exciting new film series, “Contemporary African Cinema,” which is a showcase celebrating contemporary African filmmaking that will be onscreen from 6/4-6/20. The recent features and documentaries in the series were chosen by the film department in collaboration with Akua Holt, executive producer of “Pan-African Journal” on Pacifica radio 90.1 FM (www.kpft.org). Discovery Green (www.discoverygreen.org) hosts the opening night film (6/4) and the MFAH’s African American Art Advisory Association (“Five-A”) hosts a reception following the 6/5 screening at the museum. Check out the complete schedule online. Molly Gochman hosts the Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) at her studio (2442 Bartlett Street) for their annual “Extremely Shorts Film Festival” on 6/25 and 6/26. Donald Harrison, Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, was the juror for this year’s fest and he will be in attendance to present his selections.
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Sorrento, Italy Roberto Garcia
Cabo, Mexico Brent Cannon
New nursery in Houston, TX (formerly Newton Nursery) Brian Adams Tree in the Houston Heights Andrea R. Dulany
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YOU’RE NEVER MORE AWARE OF THE SUN IN HOUSTON THAN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. ONCE JUNE ROLLS AROUND, IT FEELS AS THOUGH THE EARTH (OR AT LEAST THE GREATER METROPOLITAN AREA) MUST BE BARRELING TOWARDS THE FIERY MASS AT FULL TILT. THE UP SIDE? SIDEWALK CUISINE NO LONGER REQUIRES HEATING EQUIPMENT, SINCE THE SIDEWALK ITSELF WILL DO. SEAT WARMERS IN YOUR CAR ARE NO LONGER A LUXURY, BUT spacetaker UNAVOIDABLE. AND SUDDENLY, IT’S TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE TO SHED CLOTHartscene ING IN PUBLIC…BUT ONLY FOR COMFORT PURPOSES, OF COURSE. IN A TRUE CASE OF IRONY, IT’S BEEN HYPOTHESIZED THAT PAST ICE AGES HAVE STARTBy Jenni Rebecca Stephenson ED IN JUNE, AT THE EARTH’S APHELION WHEN IT IS FARTHEST FROM THE SUN. BUT SADLY, THIS INCREASED DISTANCE TO EL SOL DOESN’T LEAD TO A BREAK IN OUR SUMMER TEMPERATURES – SO WHO DO WE NEED TO TALK TO ABOUT THIS? IF THE HEAT IS INESCAPABLE, RELISH IT AND ENJOY SOME OF THIS MONTH’S CALIENTE ART EVENTS.
MKUltra with FrenetiCore June 3-18 @ 8pm (June 18-19 @ 10pm) FrenetiCore is making experimental drug testing fun again! Using dance, video and theatrics, MKUltra is a series of vignettes inspired by the covert C.I.A. program ‘Project MK-ULTRA.’ FrenetiCore’s new sponsors from the medical sector invite you to get pampered by lab assistants and take part in voluntary experiments in the name of science. Prepare to be immersed in a uniquely experimental encounter. Frenetic Theater (5102 Navigation Blvd.) – tickets $16 in advance, $20 at door. Call 832.426.4624 or visit www.freneticore.net for more details. Texas Music Festival at UH’s Moores School June 7-July 3 This summer marks the 21st season of performances at the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival by the Festival Orchestra, faculty artists and student performers. Based at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, TMF is an orchestral training program for vocal, guitar, jazz and piano studies, featuring a thrilling selection of advanced students and young professional musicians from noted music schools across the U.S. and world. For tickets and the full concert schedule, call 713.743.3313 or visit www.tmf.uh.edu.
Mildred’s Umbrella presents Cuckoos June 10-26 @ 8pm A skeleton in the cupboard, a doctor in the house and coitus ad infinitum on the living room floor! Trish Rigdon directs the U.S. premier of Guiseppe Manfridi’s Cuckoos with Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company. Translated by Colin Teevan, Manfridi’s delightfully obscene Cuckoos is a tragi-comic retelling of the Oedipus myth. Talento Bilingue (333 S. Jensen Drive) – Tickets $15 and Mondays are ‘Pay what you can.’ For tickets and more information, visit www.mildredsumbrella.com. Luck of the Draw 9: The Musical! @ DiverseWorks June 16 @ 6:30pm Don’t stop believin’ that great art by locally and nationally renowned artists will make your heart sing – especially when available at affordable prices. It’s no song and dance, but DiverseWorks’ highly anticipated summer auction, Luck of the Draw 9: The Musical! Buy your Art Chance ticket and when your number is called, it’s your big break to choose from more than 200 outstanding selections. DiverseWorks Art Space (1117 E. Freeway) – Tickets starting at $25, Art Chance tickets $125. www.diverseworks.org Mitchell Center and Blaffer Gallery host Contemporary Salon June 30 @ 6:30pm The UH Mitchell Center joins forces with the Blaffer Gallery to co-present a series of Contemporary Salons involving spirited discussions with artists, curators, architects and scholars in a wide array of fields. The new partnership takes off with an engaging conversation about Lighter than Air, Tomás Saraceno’s exhibition exploring utopianism en l’air. Arrive early for cocktail conversation and a short reception at the top of the event. Blaffer Art Museum, UH (Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd.) – Free! www.class.uh.edu/blaffer
DON’T MISS OUT ON THE OPENING OF SPACETAKER’S NEXT ARC EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTIST FIDEL ORDONEZ! JOIN US AT BLOCK 7 WINE COMPANY ON JUNE 8TH @ 6PM FOR A RECEPTION AND FREE WINE-TASTING. june 10 | www.002mag.com .27
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OH, SUMMER WE HAVE MISSED YOU SO! AFTER A SNOW-RECORD-BREAKING WINTER, IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE AND BASK IN THE WARM SUNSHINE. BUT EVEN THOUGH SUMMER INSPIRES US TO RUN FREE, IT DOESN’T MEAN WE CAN BE TOTALLY CAREFREE – SAFETY IS A MUST! MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS HAVE PLENTY OF SUN PROTECTION AND PROPER FLOTATION DEVISES TO KEEP THEM SAFE.
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Target.com– Coppertone Kids spray Sunblock, CI TG Eyelet Woven Girls Cover-up, CI TG Rashguard Boys Top, Circo Surf Block Swim Boys Short, Liberty of London Girls Swimsuit, Junior Speedo Goggles, Tin Whale Pail, Kmart.com– Animal Planet Tiger Towel 28. june 10 | www.002mag.com
Target.com– Kids’ Stearns Puddle Jumper Life Jacket (fish) Konfidence.com– Blue Baby Wetsuit, Original Konfidence Jacket
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retail wrap Photography by Julie Soefer
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS BUSINESS? I have always loved fashion and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I worked in the apparel business in NYC for several years and in my mid 20’s I realized that my dream was to start my own business. Accessories were always a passion of mine and it was a natural fit. I launched Elaine Turner in 2000. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER BOUTIQUES? Well, I feel like the fact that we are telling a branded story is what sets us apart. We are communicating ideas of escape, fantasy and travel. Every season we take our customer to a certain place. I want her to walk into our branded store and feel as though she has been swept away to somewhere luxurious, peaceful and fun. I want there to be an ease and accessibility with her experience at the Elaine Turner store. DESIGN TRENDS? We are not necessarily a trend driven collection but always interpret the trends to meet our customers’ needs. This season we are focused on dusty, soft metallics, modern neutrals and pops of color of hibiscus pink and peacock blue. We are also showcasing relaxed styles – chic soft totes, braided handles and versatile cross bodies. WHY ACCESSORIES? I wanted to design accessories because of their ease, spontaneity and accessibility, and I perceived a void in the market for luxurious accessories at an accessible price point. Shoes and handbags are an incredible way to lift your spirits, make a statement and communicate your individuality. HOW DO YOU STAY CURRENT? YOU CARRY THOUSANDS OF ITEMS IN VERY COLOR UNDER THE SUN, HOW DO YOU DO IT? Each season we start with what story we want to tell and go from there. We subscribe to multiple trend reports and attend leather and trend shows in NYC and around the world. My main goal is to make sure I am communicating an updated, branded message that will resonate with my customers each season. We are always looking for a fresh spin on an item or a new way to interpret a design detail, but it’s tricky because if you get into the business of trend chasing, it’s a hard race to win. Even though the fashion world might declare something as the next biggest thing, it doesn’t always mean the consumer will buy it, so I always have to make sure I have my customer in mind – no matter what I am being told. We always strive to hit on specific trends through color and silhouette but we also want to design accessories that she will want to own and wear.
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ELAINE TURNER | ELAINE TURNER BOUTIQUE years in operation 10 years 2439 University Boulevard, Houston TX 77030 713.255.0052 | www.elaineturner.com
5 RULES OF STYLE
1. Be yourself – Find out what your own personal style is and
what types of looks you feel best in and work on you – and then stick with that. 2. Accessorize – shoes and bags are a great way to make an individual statement and be unique. 3. Don’t be afraid of color. 4. Don’t be a victim of trends – Always stay true to what works for you. 5. Don’t take yourself too seriously. There is nothing more stylish than wearing a smile.
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VIC ZACHARY JR.
age 28 sign Pisces origin Houston (Mom from Panama City, Panama; father from Marietta, Oklahoma) occupation Owner and Coach at Bayou City CrossFit
age 41 origin Houston, Texas sign Virgo occupation Owner of The Dental Matchmaker
people of houston Photography by Anthony Rathbun
3 AMY L. ROBINSON age 43 sign Leo origin Philadelphia occupation Life Balance Consultant and Coach
1. VIC ZACHARY JR. •WHERE IS YOU FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP? When I do, it’s Guess, Buckle or a good thrift store. •WHAT IS THE WORST FASHION TREND YOU LOVED? The 90’s, grunge look. •WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Leaving home to join the Army. •WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? Can’t go wrong with Red Dawn. •HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? LOL! My style – that’s funny. I guess its anything from punk to alternative, even to clean cut now and then. As long as I feel good it doesn’t matter. My biggest thing is you got to have fun.
2. VALERIE NABIZADEH •IF YOU COULD MEET A CELEBRITY, WHO WOULD IT BE? Matthew McConaughey. •IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Been there, done that. Opened my own business. •WHAT WAS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT? In high school let’s just say the cutest guy in school wasn’t asking for my number. It was the girl behind me. •WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? Legends of the Fall. I named my son after Brad Pitt in the movie (Tristan). •WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO GO ON YOUR NEXT VACATION? Greece.
3. AMY L. ROBINSON •WHERE IS YOU FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP? Dimensions. •WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TREND? Not texting during a meal. •IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD BUY? My childhood back. •IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Honey, I’m over 40 – “Not a thing!” •WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO GO ON YOUR NEXT VACATION? Philadelphia – I’m overdue for a cheesesteak! 30. june 10 | www.002mag.com
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MAY 27TH WAS THE DEBUT OF OUR FAVORITE MOVIE, SEX AND THE CITY 2 – OK, MAYBE IT’S NOT YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BUT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, YOU BOUGHT A TICKET JUST TO SEE WHAT CARRIE WOULD WEAR NEXT. Sarah Jessica Parker helped make Manolo a household name. Over the years, her outfits have been flirty, dreamy and sometimes a little bit bizarre. Regardless, there was always something you’d covet by the end of each episode. Skip the gossip about the storyline and the great views of New York City – let’s talk designer clothing! Patricia Field, the styling genius behind the show, reached out to vintage couture expert Julie Skinner for some of the wardrobe this time around. Fields had rented items from Skinner before to use on the set of Ugly Betty. That’s right, I said rented. Rented means just that: They are used for a short period of time by the actors/actress on a show, and then returned to the store to be rented again, or sold. Fortunately for us, they are available on Skinner’s website, www.postscript.avl.1stdibs.com
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City by Reyne Haines
A few of the items seen in the film that are available for sale are a Zandra Rhodes sequin flapper dress listed at $2,800; a Jacques Casia couture gown for $6,500; a Gilli Originals lucite purse for $375 and a rhinestone belt, which can be purchased for $375. The pricing of these items might seem a little high, however collectors are always willing to pay a little extra to have something with a celebrity or film attachment. If the pricing above is a little out of your budget, there are ways to get a similar look for less. By visiting one of the local vintage couture shops you can quickly put together an outfit that resembles your favorite scene from the movie without breaking the bank. Houston just happens to have a few haunts you should know about: For Lucite bags – Visit Carolyn Thompson’s Antique Center of Texas located at 1001 West Loop Freeway. You can find a wonderful sequin gown at Cheeky Vintage – located at 2134 Richmond Avenue. They have an amazing array of vintage dresses, gowns, hats, blouses, etc. Finally, if retro isn’t your scene but you still want to bring out your inner Carrie Diva – visit Couture Blowout at 1621 Westheimer Rd. They offer an ever-changing inventory of Gucci, Versace, Prada, YSL and even a pair of Manolo’s!
Reyne Haines is an appraiser, author and host of The Art of Collecting. Visit her website at www.reyne.com.
Photo provided by Post Script, 420 West 14th, Suite 2NW | New York, NY 10014. Phone: 212.255.0078
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HELLO, JUNEBUG! SUMMER IS AROUND THE CORNER. THERE’S NO REASON YOU CAN’T KEEP DRESSING CUTE AND STAYING COOL.
“It Is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sIghts salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.” – nathaniel parker Willis, The Month of June
Nautical stripes get an update in pink. Wear the look and still feel girly. Pink
Nautical Stripe boatneck tee @ J.Crew Sport an above-the-knee skirt without the “lady of the night” feel with this drapey suit fabric version. Drapey Drexel
plissé skirt @ J.Crew
I’m not usually the “match your shoes to your handbag to your belt” type girl but lately I can’t get enough of tan leather. It wakes up black and creates harmony with white. Comfortable but feminine espadrilles are ideal for summer. Leather
espadrille by Vince Camuto @ Macy’s I can’t wear my belt normal after discovering this knot style. Rather than using the strap, take the extra and “tie” it into a knot.
Burnished leather belt @ J.Crew I’m very nostalgic lately. Wearing bell-bottom jeans and secretly wearing my Dooney & Burke drawstring purse cross-body style (Carla would die!), so it’s only normal that I’m drawn to this classic style handbag with rope strap. Even better, it’s L. L. BEAN! Mariner leather purse @ www.llbeansigna-
ture.com I’ve been lusting after a sparkly necklace but the bib trend isn’t really my style. This adjustable sparkler is pure perfection. The patches lay delicately on the neckline with rugged chains mixing with sparkles and bows. Crystal Patch necklace @ J.Crew
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Skinsational By Carla Valencia de Martinez | Photography by Jill Hunter
All right, all you preggers mammas out there, Belli is the safest collection of skincare available to address your specific issues. Belli Acne Cleansing Facial Wash. www.bellicosmetics.com
Clinica Ivo Pitanguy’s PreVious restoring formula is intended for Svelte sustained energy comes naturally with this super nourishing drink. Made with organic soymilk, 16g of natural protein, plus complex carbs, including rice, syrup solids and inulin, which metabolize over a longer period than simple sugars. Comes in vanilla, chai, chocolate and espresso. www.sveltebrand.com, available at Whole Foods
Kahina Argan Oil is an all-purpose treatment for face and body, extremely rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. www.kahina-givingbeauty.com
Weleda’s Skin Food is formulated with extracts of viola, chamomile and calendula to helps soothe the skin. Perfect for dry skin. Available at Whole Foods.
weakened or very dry skin, providing anti-aging care and extreme comfort. Day after day wrinkles are plumped up and smoothed leaving skin more elastic and resilient. Available at Neiman Marcus.
Crème de La Mer The Moisturizing Cream Created through a 3-4 month bio-fermentation process, the legendary skincare line with its nutrient rich Miracle Broth™ has the power to transform skin. Available at Neiman Marcus.
Neutrogena On-the-Spot Belli Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen to prevent brown spots. www.bellicosmetics.com
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This acne treatment is just as good as that prescription one only much easier to get. Zits are either gone by the AM or substantially smaller, less red, etc. Available at drugstores.
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ith so much on the market in terms of skincare, it’s hard to make a decision. Lucky for us, most of the Latest and greatest makes its way across our desks prior to making it into the stores. so here are some of our picks to get you through the summer.
kiehl’s super fluid uV defense is light enough for everyday use, but strong enough with SPF 50 to protect against UVA rays and the premature aging of the skin. www.kiehls.com Bobbi Brown’s Lips & cheeks to-go,
mama mio Lucky Legs will have tired feet and legs tingling with energy! Cooling and refreshing, this ointment will have your tired legs rejoicing. www.mamamio.com
the perfect shades of bronze, rose and nude to get you from morning to night! Available at Neiman Marcus.
Liz earle’s cleanse & polish cleanser purifies, balances and softens all skin types leaving healthy, clear, smooth skin. www.uk.lizearle.com
Belli eye Brightening cream,
mally’s Luminizer makes skin
specialized skincare to revive mommy’s tired eyes. Every product is allergy tested and free of artificial dyes and parabans. www.bellicosmetics.com
glow, even when you’re not feeling “glowy.” www.Mallybeauty.com
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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Phoenix in Zingara one-piece; amulet necklaces + Chan Lu beaded necklace at J. Silver.
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hing shoes hanging off bike front) lique in Zingara coverup dress (matc ecompany.com. Webb in M2M; Ange bicycl island bike from Soundwaves. of www. back KE on 62.BI oard 409.7 Surfb dwaves. 1808 Seawall Blvd. ator sandals from Abejas. Joe in Soun gladi 4-seater bike Island Bike Company, and s Marcu an Neim at fs J. Silver; Allyson in cut-of and St. Tropez jewelry collection at
Allyson Cook in yellow scarf and basic white tank, both from Abejas. Turquoise beaded necklace at J.Silver and bone carved long necklace, stylist’s own.
Allyson in Zingara bikini top and Nike shorts, necklaces all at J. Silver. Key necklace M2M.
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e d i r o t t n a w I my bicycle… Queen Phoenix in top from Abejas and cut-offs, shoes and Etro bag from Neiman’s; all jewelry from J. Silver, print Zingara towel.
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Boys of summer... Don Henley
Webb + Joe in M2M clothes, shoes and fedora at Soundwaves, Joeâ€™s Raybans from Abejas
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Angelique in own sweater, Zingara cover-up, stylistâ€™s own necklace, Zingara towel, bag at Neiman Marcus, evil eye scarf at SoHo; Joe in M2M
Summer loviNâ€™ had me a blaSt
Summer Nights, Grease
Angelique in Zingara hat, bag and towel; J.Silver Jewelry, purple romper and wedges from Neiman Marcus.
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Phoenix in same look as opening page, Allyson in Zingara cover up and top, Angelique in Zingara top and Abejas pants. All jewelry J. Silver, shoes at ends Neiman Marcus, middle sandals, Zingara.
Angelique in tunic and shoes from Neiman Marcus; Webb in M2M+shoes at Soundwaves; Phoenix in Abejas top, shoes and cut-offs Neiman’s; Allyson in Zingara top and Neiman’s shoes and bag; Joe in M2M and Soundwaves shoes and hat.
School’S out for Summer
Zingara 713.629.4700, 4027 Westheimer Neiman Marcus 713.621.7100, 2600 Post Oak Soundwaves 3509 Montrose, 713.520.9283 M2M 713.521.0804, 3407 Montrose J. Silver 713.807.1644, 2412 Rice Blvd.
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Heatwave Martha and the Vandellas
Shoes and shorts at Soundwaves
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things i like love By Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Sofia van der Dys
I LOVED THE LONG SUMMER DAYS WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL, WHEN ONLY FINALS AND MAKING IT TO THE NEXT GRADE MATTERED. THOSE LONG, LAZY DAYS THAT ROLLED ONE INTO THE OTHER CONSISTING OF THE SAME THINGS: EAT, DRINK, SLEEP….REPEAT. GRANTED NOW I’M ALL GROWN UP AND NO LONGER GET SUMMER BREAKS, BUT I STILL LOVE THE OCCASIONAL LONG, LAZY DAY IN THE BACK YARD. FIRE UP THE GRILL AND GET READY TO CHILLAX. Hydrate with SmartWater. Hey, Jennifer Aniston doesn’t leave home without one and she looks great!
Juicy Couture festive hat to keep my face safe from premature wrinkles. ;) Available at SoHo on Woodway.
J Crew swim separates, which I can’t seem to get enough of. www.jcrew.com
The latest collection by Joyeria MayaGEM is the epitomy of boho luxury. Semi-precious stones, combined with diamonds of all colors, leather and good intentions, is what each piece of this one-of-a-kind jeweler infuses in her designs. I want them all. Email email@example.com for more information.
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I love cutting fresh herbs from my garden, which I planted and have seen blossom into beasts. I make refreshing salad dressings with my mortar and pestle. My favorite recipe right now was given to me by one of my friends, Victoria. Mash up fresh mint leaves with good quality rock salt in the mortar drop into a jar with olive oil, lime and lemon juice and shake up. I eat it every day!
My happy bag - it just makes me smile. One-ofa-kind bags made using original Mexican textiles combined with leather. www.lesgazelles.com
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Aussie Gas Walk-A-Bout Grill is a breeze to maneuver. Just plug in the gas cylinder and the grill heats up to the perfect temperature without babysitting. Itâ€™s super easy to assemble and move plus it looks good and you canâ€™t beat the $80 price tag. Available at Academy Sports & Outdoors.
Make a lifestyle change for the better. I buy grilling meats from Whole Foods, because I know that they support livestock management practices that promote healthy, humanely treated animals by providing organically grown feed, fresh air and outdoor access while using no antibiotics or added growth hormones. I also buy sustainable seafood from responsible, certified fisheries which come from fishing practices that allow a depleted or threatened fish population to recover to healthy levels. It also prevents healthy fish populations from becoming depleted. I think all this makes for happier animals which, in the end, makes me feel better about eating themâ€Śyes, I think about these things a lot.
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JOHN MCPHERSON, OWNER P3 CROSSFIT
002 profile with greg scheinman PhotographybyMichelleWatson
JOHN MCPHERSON HAS JUST FINISHED LEADING HIS 50TH CROSSFIT CLASS THIS WEEK. HE’S TIRED. HE’S BEEN DOING THIS 5 DAYS A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, FOR THE PAST YEAR SINCE HE OPENED THE DOORS OF P3 CROSSFIT IN BELLAIRE. IT’S THIS TYPE OF DEDICATION THAT HAS ENABLED JOHN TO GROW P3 CROSSFIT INTO HOUSTON’S LARGEST CROSSFIT AFFILIATE. A NATIVE HOUSTONIAN WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN THE ARMY AND SPECIAL FORCES, JOHN HAS DEVELOPED AN ALMOST CULT-LIKE FOLLOWING AND CREATED AN ATMOSPHERE WITHIN THE FOUR UNPAINTED WALLS OF HIS WAREHOUSE OF CAMARADERIE, SUPPORT, ACHIEVEMENT AND FUNCTIONAL FITNESS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL, LOOK AND THINK. IF YOU’RE NOT CONVINCED, JUST CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE AT P3CROSSFIT.COM AND SEE THE COMMENTS POSTED EVERY DAY FROM THOSE WHO’VE STARTED THEIR OWN JOURNEY TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.
Greg Scheinman is an insurance agent with Insgroup Inc. and the host of PROFILE on Houston PBS. PROFILE airs Thursday evenings at 10:30pm on PBS Ch.8. Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (gregscheinman.com)
GREG: WHAT IS CROSSFIT AND WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER IT? JOHN: CrossFit is high-intensity, functional fitness. It combines strength, agility and endurance. It is a broad program whose specialty is that it does not specialize. It’s different every day. I discovered CrossFit in 2004 when I was in the Army and going thru Special Forces training and wanted to bring it back home to Houston. GREG: WHEN DID YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WERE GOING TO TAKE YOUR PASSION FOR CROSSFIT AND TURN IT INTO A BUSINESS? JOHN: After I got injured in the Army I was not allowed to participate full time in activities. So rather than sit behind a desk, which doesn’t really work for me, I took an Honorable Discharge and re-entered civilian life. I kept training on my own and over time people in various gyms would come up to me and ask me about my workouts, what I was doing, why I was doing it, how and so on...I always liked teaching and was happy to tell anyone who asked about CrossFit. I had also gotten bored and frustrated at what I was seeing around me in traditional gyms. People doing the same things every day, not getting results, not making any progress, and not having any fun.
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I went and got certified and am a Level II CrossFit trainer. I opened P3 a little over a year ago and now have over 150 members. GREG: YOU’VE NEVER OWNED A BUSINESS BEFORE. IT’S ONE THING TO BE ABLE TO TRAIN PEOPLE, BUT QUITE ANOTHER TO TAKE THE RISK TO OPEN YOUR OWN PLACE, HOW DID YOU DO IT? JOHN: It was a risk for me. I’m definitely one of those stories you hear about of maxing out your credit cards to buy equipment, saving every penny to be able to sign my first lease, that all applies. But the opportunity to create a special environment where people look forward to coming and to be able to put my own spin and ideology on CrossFit and positively impact people’s lives, fitness level and overall attitude about life is very rewarding. I can more than say that the risk has paid off in many ways and it’s still only the beginning. GREG: SO WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST MOMENT FOR YOU SINCE YOU OPENED P3? JOHN: There hasn’t been one particular moment; there have been lots of little moments that keep adding up. I’ll get an email or a call from a client telling me about some-
thing great that’s happened or I’ll see someone achieve a personal record in a workout, someone who couldn’t do a single pull-up when they first walked in the door, or I’ll just see people in here that have gotten to know each other, supporting one another and helping them finish. I also happen to like seeing people lying on the floor at the end of a workout with that “I can’t believe I just did that” kind of exhausted, satisfied look. GREG: WHAT’S NEXT? JOHN: P3 is going to keep growing. Ultimately a larger facility, more coaches to handle our growing family, some additional, more targeted CrossFit programs like endurance, CrossFit Kids and sport-specific training.
JOHN’S PROS & CONS PROS –Overcomingobstacles –Groupworkouts –Supportinganyonethat’sinthe program–ifthey’rehere,then they’vebeguntheirownjourney –Keepingthingsdifferent –Workingonimprovingthings you’renotgoodat
CONS –Bicepcurls –Swissballs –Mirrorsinagym –Negativity –Complacency
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Seeing that you will be snapping pictures and video with your iPhone, no Flip or maybe camera...keep them all orgaznied with Grid-It’s organizer. The customizable frid holds it all any way you want! www.flight001.com
The sun is relentless in our subtropical city and and you don’t want to fryat Summerfest! Sunscreen is the only way to keep from burning and exposing your skin to UVA and UVB rays. Dermalogica’s oil free matte block is easy to use and can be stashed in your pocket or bag. www.beautyfirst.com
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JUNE GREETS US THIS YEAR WITH VERY HOT SUMMER DAYS AND THE FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST ON JUNE 5 AND 6 AT ELEANOR TINSLEY PARK. WITH 50 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTISTS MAKING AN APPEARANCE, THE FESTIVAL IS THE CLOSEST THING TO SXSW OR COACHELLA THAT HOUSTON HAS TO OFFER, SO BE PREPARED AND GET YOUR PASSES EARLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CHECK OUT FREEPRESSSUMMERFEST.COM. When roaming the lawn at Eleanor Tinsley Park represent your FIFA World Cup team with the special edition Havaiana’s sandals available at havaianas.com or Amazon.
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Grand VElas all suitEs & sPa rEsort, NUEVO VALLARTA, MEXICO
destination By Carla Valencia Photography by Victor Elias
For more information and reservations call 1.888.261.8436 | www.grandvelas.com From now thru December 18, rates start at $300 per person, per night all-inclusive
NEED TO ESCAPE? LUCKILY FOR HOUSTONIANS, MEXICO WITH ITS GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY AND BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IS JUST A QUICK FLIGHT AWAY. THE NICE THING ABOUT GRAND VELAS IS THE ALL-INCLUSIVE ASPECT. IF YOU USUALLY TURN YOUR NOSE DOWN AT ALL-INCLUSIVES, THINK AGAIN. YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON THE EASIEST VACATION IMAGINABLE. THINK SPA SUITES, FOIS GRAS, A LEADING SPA OF THE WORLD, A AAA FIVE DIAMOND AWARD, PLUS IT’S THE ONLY RESORT IN PUERTO VALLARTA AND THE ONLY FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORT IN NORTH AMERICA WITH THAT DISTINCTION. lobby Grand Velas really doesn’t require you to leave the property for anything. From the welcoming lobby which overlooks the infinity pools leading to the ocean upon arrival, to the well-appointed and spacious suites and the variety in restaurant choices. Grand Velas is one of the most complete all-inclusive options available. There is no lack in quality of food and drink here. And the service is what most expect of a luxury Mexican resort. Located in Nuevo Vallarta or as the chic area is now being called – Riviera Nayarit, Grand Velas is in the suburbs area which has grown out of Puerto Vallarta. This area is more about relaxation
Now let’s get down to food. Breakfast was generally the highlight of my days during my stay. I love typical Mexican breakfasts with pan dulce, refried beans, eggs with spicy salsa and chiles torreados…yummy. Lunch and dinner at Azul, the more casual beachside/poolside option offers ceviches, salads, burgers, sushi, etc. Where the resort really shines, as does the bang for your buck, is in the three gourmet options. Frida, with its recipe-covered walls is an homage to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and features fine Mexican dining. Here, typical dishes are the star with no
rounded property. If you take the kiddos, the kid-friendly resort offers a Kids Club and an activities program daily for kids aged 4 – 14. The spa is fantastic and the experience begins with a guided Hydrotherapy Ritual. Start with a revitalizing shower followed by a suggested minimum of 5 minutes herbal steam followed by 5 minutes in the sauna. Next take a dip in the two-temperature lagoon and languish in the Jacuzzi, culminating with a multi-jet Swiss Shower and you are ready for some serious pampering!
grand velas as opposed to the original Puerto Vallarta with its abundance of clubs and restaurants. Our suite was flooded with light and had a terrace overlooking the pool and beach from a wonderfully lush built-in cushioned bed. Flat screen TVs and iPod docking stations made the room feel like home! The bathroom with its walk-in shower with various showerheads and large Jacuzzi-style tub with separate water closet and double large vanity is perfect for couples. High-speed wireless is available throughout the resort although not included. There is a well-appointed business center to check emails, etc. All rooms boast a Nespresso coffee maker with pods, hairdryer, fully, and might I add, very well stocked minibar including snack basket. There’s nothing like the swim-up bar and the tiered three-temperature pools spilling one into the other leading to the last infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Now, add to the bar, a perfect sun setting seaside with a margarita on the rocks and I’m pretty much in full relaxation mode!
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need to complicate. The food is so well done in both flavor and presentation. The tortilla soup is perfection in consistency and my entrée of sea bass with avocado crust and shrimp tamale with jalapeño chili pepper breaded Oaxaca cheese is a celebration of culture that makes me long for Mexico even more! And dessert…one of my favorites... is a rare treat: sweet corn grain pie – perfection!
Lucca with its Mediterranean Italian cuisine offers a taste of Italy in Mexico. Fare including risotto, tortellini and delicious, fresh fish options as well tiramisu and more are served. Piaf is the traditional French option and the nicest of the three. I started with a delicious green pea cream soup followed by a lovely puff pastry with white tender leeks and mushrooms duxelle in a butter sauce. The star was a Fisherman Island’s comeback dish with a medley of sautéed shrimp, mussels, scallops and mahi mahi in a vanilla sauce. The attention to gastronomy is on par with any luxury resort and is what sets this property apart. Waiter service at the pool and beach areas as well as a complete fitness center with a variety of machines and classes like yoga and Pilates add to the well-
SAYULITA If you want to head out to surrounding areas, the cool thing about Nuevo Vallarta is all the small authentic beachside towns. My favorite is Sayulita, a tiny surfer town where you can watch the pros all day and never get bored. We packed up a beach bag with a towel, sunscreen and took a cab for about $24. We got dropped off close to the beach and walked until we found the perfect beachside café and laid our stuff down for a long day of ice-cold buckets of Pacifico, fresh fruit and people watching. There are more than enough beachside options for lunch offering the freshest fish catches of the day. And when the sun sets, there’s a bevy of bustling bars, shops and restaurants packed with über-cool locals and tourists. My favorite shopping stop is Les Gazelles.
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architecture + design By Beatrice Valencia
FISH CONDO Fishbowls beware; there’s a new “condo” in town. Yes, you read that right. Gone are the boring, outdated round bowls with poor little “Ninja Mikey” (my brother’s Betta) doing circles, going nowhere fast. Designed by Teddy Luong, a student at Carlton University of Industrial design, this square glass “fishbowl” with a white ABS shell gives a Miami condo-like appearance. Stack bowls to get a high-rise effect making your Mikey feel like a player. Cleaning is a cinch: remove the bowl from the shell and keep “Ninja Mikey”’s pad stark. Get your fish condo at WWW.UNICAHOME.COM.
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IPAD TEMPLE BAG Now that you have that shiny new iPad, you must protect it from the elements. I found this new case that looks cool and gives off that Indiana Jones feel (that’s a good thing). This distressed leather shoulder bag is from Temple Bags. It has your typical padded shoulder strap and internal pocket, but it not only carries and cushions your iPad but converts into a handy viewing stand. Rotate it vertically or horizontally for optimum viewing. Temple Bags is a small company where the creator answers all email and takes suggestions for new designs. I suggested a pen holder in the next version and he shot back with “It’s an iPad, who needs a pen?!” Touché, Steve. $189 www.templebags.com
EYETV HYBRID USB TUNER
EPSON PERFECTION V330 PHOTO PRINTER How many photos are lying around your home? How many times have you thought about scanning them to your computer? Lots, huh? It can be a time-consuming task unless you have the right tool. The Epson V330 Photo should be that tool to get you on your way. This all-in-one is the latest in Epson’s award-winning Perfection line. Digitizing/archiving photos, documents, 3D objects are just a few of the things this device does. It has a high 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution and a 180-degree lid for scanning oversized objects. Old Schoolers will love the built-in transparency unit that enables it to scan slides, negatives and film. The V330 comes bundled with software to scan multiple images such as panoramas, oversized artwork, documents and scrapbook pages which it stitches together automatically. $119 | www.epson.com
By Michael Garfield
Just because you travel with a laptop doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice watching your favorite TV shows. If you have an available USB port, watch them wherever you happen to be with the EyeTV Tuner Stick. The thumb drive device receives both digital and analog basic cable TV and digital over-the-air HD signals for free with an antenna. Even better, the accompanying software turns your laptop into a DVR. The tuner and software are both PC and Mac compatible. The Tuner comes packaged with several cables and adapters and even a remote control for the laziest of viewers. $149 www.elgato.com
FLIP SLIDEHD For the past few years I have toted a small HD video camera called The Flip. It couldn’t be easier to shoot a few hours of video on a small device with a USB connector that flips out for easy uploading to your computer. But it’s time for an upgrade to the new Flip SlideHD. Sporting a new form factor, this unit records up to four hours of HD video (720p), or stores up to 12 hours of content. You can then view it instantly with a 3” slide-up full widescreen or via its HDMI out. The 2x digital zoom is just OK but its internal rechargeable Li-ion battery lasts a nice two hours and recharges in a USB port. Like its predecessors, just flip out the USB and quickly upload videos to the web or your fave social media site. $279 | www.theflip.com
MICHAEL GARFIELD is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on The 9-5-0 weekdays from 9am-11am and Saturdays 11am-2pm. Visit his website at www.hightechtexan.com. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @hightechtexan. 50. june 10 | www.002mag.com
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BULLETS, BEEF AND BLING
NOW THAT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER By Tim Moloney
ELLO, WISE GUYS AND GALS, AND WELCOME TO THE JUNE INSTALLMENT OF YOUR FAVORITE COLUMN – 002HOUSTON’S WISE GUY. I DON’T WANT TO INSULT YOUR INTELLIGENCE, BUT ARE YOU AWARE THAT MAY (WHOOPS, LAST MONTH, BUT THIS IS WHEN I’M WRITING THIS SCREED) WAS NATIONAL BEEF MONTH? IT WAS ALSO NATIONAL SALAD MONTH, WHICH IS FINE IF YOU ARE A GIRL OR A VEGETARIAN, BUT LET’S GET BACK TO BEEF, SHALL WE? OUR FRIENDS AT FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR HAVE SOME BRAND-NEW BEEFY MENU ITEMS FOR SUMMER, AND YOU’RE READING ABOUT IT HERE FIRST.
BEEF IT UP Fleming’s New Classics are innovative steak creations developed by two highly respected chefs: LA-based Chef Jamie Gwen and Tampa-based James Beard Award winner Chef Jeannie Pierola. Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon (developed by Chef Gwen) – For this dish, Fleming’s has reinvented the classic pairing of blue cheese and filet mignon, and seriously, tell me anything is better than blue cheese and steak. I challenge you, Fight Club style. Here we have a perfectly broiled filet dusted with finely ground porcini mushrooms, which lend a subtle smokiness to the meat. The dish is finished with a rich and silky Italian Gorgonzola cream sauce and presented on high country asparagus spears. I am grinning like an idiot as I type. Peppercorn Steak (developed by Chef Pierola) – Fleming’s Peppercorn Steak is a classic prime New York “Steak au Poivre.” But instead of the traditional rich cognac or sherry cream sauce, it is served with “F17” steak sauce, a proprietary blend of 17 ingredients including molasses, honey, orange juice and chipotle peppers. Is there a better way to continue the celebration of National Beef Month? I don’t think so! See you there. www.flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/tx/houston
NOW YOU’RE STUFFED, SO LET’S GET CUFFED June is the month when we honor Dads and Grads. But what to get them? In addition to a Fleming’s gift certificate, you might want to consider some cool cufflinks. But first, let me talk about our pal Jessica Stern Meyer. Have you seen the coverage she’s been getting with her Bullet Girl jewelry (thanks to our friends at Studio Communications)? “Her material repertoire includes .22 millimeter and .223 Remington bullets, 18 karat gold, silver, rubies and pearls, with little ironic touches such as the words “Peace” and “Love” set in diamonds” (that’s a direct quote from iconic former Chron Shop Girl, Heather Staible). I have to tell you, I love this Ms. Meyer. She, her striking mother and her foxy sister chaired this year’s Children’s Museum Luncheon, and when it
was Jessica’s turn to speak, she spoke so eloquently and without a note. Smart, sexy and a great designer. Buy it! Get it for your girl. Bullet Girl is available at Sloan-Hall. www.sloanhall.com. Now then, if you want to return fire, YSL is offering some bullet cufflinks as well. With a military inspiration, characterized by masculine metal pieces for a strong self-confident attitude, these awesome arsenals are available in silver or gold plate for just $250. For more information, check out www.ysl.com.
LET’S DIAL IT DOWN Although the military influence is hot right now, you can also take a peaceful cufflink approach with these selections from Deville Fine Jewelry. You know our girl Liz Glanville…she’s been with Cartier, Ashford, Bulgari and now she brings the best jewelry to you at the best prices. Here’s just a sample: Green Gothic Medallion Cufflinks Inspired by the rise of the Neo-Gothic art movement of the early 20th century, these Green Gothic Medallion Cufflinks utilize stylistic and dynamic elements prevalent in that time period. The striking green, gold and crisp white enamel detail is placed within a sterling silver frame. $150 Blue Enamel Grid Cufflinks Simple, classic black and blue enamel disc cufflinks with an optical weave pattern. A timeless look designed to go with anything. $65 For more information or to purchase, visit www.devillefinejewelry.com.
LIGHTEN UP Hey, I don’t think our friend and trainer, Layn Bowers, is going to be able to make the editorial deadline this month, but I’m happy to say our 20-pound weight loss challenge is going well. I’m down seven pounds and will be the victor! Two months to go. Wish me luck. And to all of you, I wish you good golf, good tennis, or whatever makes you happy. See you next month!
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be fit for the summer
By Pixie Ibañez Photography by Jaime Lagdameo Shot on location at Weight Control by Shaun Eckhardt. www.shauneckhardt.com.
Summertime will be knocking on your door in no time and your calendar will be swamped with invitations to pool parties, days at the beach, luaus and many more body-exposing soirées. Never fear, 002houston’s exercising aficionado get his derrière off the couch for five easy-to-do-at-home and dummy-proof exercises direct from fitness extraordinaire Shaun Eckhardt. No more excuses, here’s to getting your body in tip-top shape.
PUSH IT! Modified push-ups provide body strength, tone and tighten your chest, triceps and shoulders, giving great definition. Do: Body must be straight as a board.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! This is the perfect warm-up exercise. For low impact, you can power walk or use an elliptical machine. Do: Always warm up and control your breathing. Sport attire provided by Finish Strong Sports on www.finishstrongsports.com .
PLANKTASTIC! The plank is a must to strengthen your core. A weak core can cause many problems including lower back problems. Do: Always keep your back straight and remember to breathe. Don’t arch your back.
BE INCLINED! Incline chest presses target your upper chest, triceps and shoulders.
Do: Make sure the chair has an incline so it targets the upper body. Don’t come all the way down. Keep your elbows at back level and don’t pick up too much weight.
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ONE LUNGE AT A TIME! Walking lunges are one of the best lower body exercises you can do. It gives you amazing definition to the legs. Donâ€™t let your knee go over your toes.
MUSTS: 1- Always warm up. 2- Do keep you movements slow and controlled to prevent injury. 3- Never work out on an empty stomach. 4- Stay hydrated during your workouts.
5- Set goals to stay motivated. 6- Remember to always breathe properly.
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restaurant listings houston | sugar land | the woodlands
american *17 | inside Hotel Alden 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.aldenhotels.com
CANOPY 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848 www.canopyhouston.com
NOE Four Riverway. 713.871.8177 www.noerestaurant.com
VOICE | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com
ZAKE 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888 www.zakesushilounge.com
CAVA BISTRO 300 Main St. 713.229.9504 www.cavabistrohouston.com
OPEN CITY 2416 Brazos. 713.522.0118 www.ochouston.com
YARD HOUSE 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com
ZUSHI 5900 Memorial Dr., #102. 713.861.5588 www.zushihouston.com
COURSES | inside the Art Institute of Houston 1900 Yorktown. 713.353.3644 www.artinstitutes.edu
POLO’S SIGNATURE 3800 Southwest Frwy. 713.626.8100 www.polosignature.com
DANTON'S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8883 www.dantonsseafood.com
5115 | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.396.8067 ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 www.cordua.com AMERICAS •1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.961.1492 •21 Waterway Ave. 281.367.1492 www.cordua.com BARNABY’S •5750 Woodway. 713.266.0046 •1701 S. Shepherd. 713.520.5131 •414 West Gray. 713.522.8898 •604 Fairview. 713.522.0106 •602 Fairview. 713.522.4229 www.barnabyscafe.com BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com BENJY’S •2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 •5922 Washington Ave. 713.868.1131 www.benjys.com BISTRO ALEX 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.827.3545 www.bistroalex.com
QUATTRO 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700 www.fourseasons.com danton’s EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD 12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 www.eddiev.com FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 832.667.7800 www.houseofblues.com
DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com GLASSWALL 933 Studemont. 713.868.7930 www.glasswalltherestaurant.com HAVEN 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 www.havenhouston.com
BLOCK 7 WINE COMPANY 720 Shepherd Dr. 713.572.2565 www.block7wineco.com BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale St. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com
RAY’S FRANKS + MORE 1302 Nance St. 713.224.6441 www.raysfranks.com RDG | BAR ANNIE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 www.rdgbarannie.com RUGGLES GREEN 2311 West Alabama. 713.533.0777 www.rugglesgreen.com TART CAFÉ 4411 Montrose. 713.526.8278 www.tartcafe.com TEXTILE 611 W. 22nd Street. 832.209.7177 www.textilerestaurant.com SHADE 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 www.shadeheights.com THE CHELSEA GRILL 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857 www.chelseagrill.com
the chelsea grill
AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com
BOWL 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218 www.eatatbowl.com BRANCH WATER TAVERN 510 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.7777 www.branchwatertavern.com
MARIPOSA | inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.621.7100 ext. 2166 www.neimanmarcus.com
BYRD’S MARKET + CAFE 420 Main St. 713.225.0100 www.byrdsmarket.com
McCORMICK AND SCHMICK’S •1151 Uptown Park. 713.840.7900 •1201 Fannin St. 713.658.8100 www.mccormickandschmicks.com
BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com
KUBO’S 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 www.kubos-sushi.com
GOODE COMPANY TX BARBECUE 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 www.goodecompany.com
LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE [vietnamese] •801 Congress St. 713.547.0444 •4601 Washington Ave. 832.582.7671NEW www.lesgivrals.com
PIZZITOLA’S BAR-B-CUE 1703 Shepherd. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolas.com
breakfast+coffee+ dinners+juice bars les givral’s kahve
PAGODA [vietnamese] 4705 Inker St. 832.673.0400 www.pagodabistro.com RA SUSHI •3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 •12860 Queensbury Ln. #234 713.331.2792 www.rasushi.com
11TH ST. CAFÉ 748 E. 11th St. 713.862.0089 ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 www.antidotecoffee.com AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER •2417 Westheimer. 713.527.8900 •12810 Southwest Frwy. 281.240.0213 www.avalondiner.com CAFÉ BRASIL 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993 CAFÉ ROSÉ CityCentre 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545 www.bistroalex.com/cafe-rose
STRAITS [singaporean] 800 West Sam Houston Parkway N. 713.365.9922 www.straitsrestaurants.com
THE GROVE 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321 www.thegrovehouston.com
SUSHI RAKU 3201 Louisiana. 713.526.8885 www.sushi-raku.com
THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com
UPTOWN SUSHI Uptown Park. 713.871.1200 www.uptown-sushi.com
THE ROCKWOOD ROOM 5709 Woodway Dr. 832.251.3663 www.therockwoodroom.com
COCO’S CREPES 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700 www.cocoscrepes.com CRAVE CUPCAKES 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283 www.cravecupcake.com DON DIEGO COFFEE 208 Travis. 713.228.3560 www.dondiegocoffee.com DIEDRICH COFFEE 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 www.diedrich.com EMPIRE CAFÉ 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 www.empirecafe.net
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BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com
KAM’S [chinese] 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057
HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com
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POST OAK GRILL 1415 S. Post Oak. 713.993.9966 www.postoakgrill.com
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ISLAND GRILL & JUICE BAR www.islandgrillhouston.com • 4024 Bellaire Blvd @Wesleyan | 713.665.5388 | • 5709 Woodway @Bering | 713.334.4036 Cater and deliver! (limited area, based on availability) CATERING 713.256.5042 •We are a BYOB Restaurant. •We cook with extra virgin olive oil, 0 trans fat oil. •We use brown rice in our dishes. •Our fish is Wild caught from Norway and Alaska. •Our Beef is certified Angus Beef.
•Our NATURAL SMOOTHIES are made with real fruit and juices. no sugar added. •We proudly serve Boar´s Head deli meat. •We proudly serve Houston´s BEST N.Y. BAGELS.
YELAPA PLAYA MEXICAN 2303 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098 | 281.501.0391 | www.yelapatime.com PREMIUM TEQUILAS, signature cocktails, great wine list, amazing ceviches, $9.95 lunch specials Monday through Saturday, happy hour Monday through Saturday 12 – 7 and reverse happy hour 9:30 till close; $2 beer, $4 margaritas/sangrias, $5 house wine, $4 shots of Patron. Come and enjoy seafood with a tropical twist; OUTSIDE PATIO seating and private dining room available. owners | chuck bulnes and rob lippincott
FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060
INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com
ISALND GRILL + JUICE BAR •5709 Woodway. 713.334.4036 •4024 Bellaire Blvd. 713.665.5388 www.islandgrillhouston.com
KRAFTSMEN BAKING 4100 Montrose, #C. 713.524.7272 www.kraftsmenbaking.com
MORE THAN CAKES 1100 West Dallas. 713.652.5132 www.morethancakes.com
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RUSTIKA CAFÉ 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226 www.rustikacafe.com SUGAR BABY'S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com TAFT STREET COFFEE 2115 Taft. 713.522.3533 www.taftstreetcoffee.org
CHARIVARI [european] 2521 Bagby. 713.271.7231 www.charivarirest.com
latin ANDALUCIA [spanish} Houston Pavilions
FEAST [european] 219 Westheimer. 713.529.7788 www.feasthouston.com
1201 San Jacinto St. 713.651.1081 www.bellarestaurants.com
OPORTO [european] 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 www.oporto.us andalucia
indian THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com
KIRAN’S 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472 www.kiranshouston.com
THE BUFFALO GRILLE •3116 Bissonnet. 713.661.3663 •1301 S. Voss. 713.784.3663 www.thebuffalogrille.com
NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 W. Loop South.713.622.2005 www.narinsbombaybrasserie.com
THE COFFEE GROUNDZ 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 www.coffeegroundz.net
SHIVA 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753 www.shivarestaurant.com
TINY BOXWOOD’S 3614 W. Alabama St. 713.622.4224 www.tinyboxwoods.com
THE FRUIT PALETTE 2413 Rice Blvd. 713.523.7848 www.thefruitpalette.com
cajun+creole+ southern THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 207 W. Gray. 713.659.1608 www.thisisithouston.com MARDI GRAS GRILL 1200 Durham. 713.864.5600 www.mardigrasgrill.net TREEBEARDS •315 Travis. 713.228.2622 •1117 Texas. 713.229.8248 •1100 Louisiana. 713.752.2601 •700 Rusk. 713.224.6677 www.treebeards.com ZYDECO LOUISIANA DINER 1119 Pease. 713.759.2001 www.zydecolouisianadiner.com
european+ french BRASSERIE MAX + JULI [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net
ARCODORO 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 www.arcodoro.com ARTURO’S Uptown Park. 713.621.1180 www.arturosuptown.com MIA BELLA •2006 Lexington St.713.237.0505 •320 Main. 713.237.0505 •110 Vintage Park. 281.251.8930 •1201 San Jacinto. 832.319.6673 www.miabellatrattoria.com MINGALONE 540 Texas. 713.223.0088 www.mingalone.com RISTORANTE CAVOUR Hotel Granduca
1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1000 www.granducahouston.com SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 A Warehouse Full of Food, Friends, Families and Fun! Great Kids Menu! Large and Small Groups Welcomed. Open 7 Days A Week. Deliveries and Catering Available. www.meatballs.com VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurantgroup.com
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CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] 6053 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 www.cafepiquet.net
EVENT STRIP HOUSE AND ST. ARNOLD’S DINNER WHY TO DELIGHT BEER AFICIONADOS WHERE STRIP HOUSE RESTAURANT WHEN MARCH 25 Downtown’s sexiest steakhouse, Strip House, brewed up a special evening with Houston’s own St. Arnold’s Brewery. Instead of Brunellos and Bordeaux, this top-rated steakhouse hosted an exquisite evening with Texas’ oldest craft brewery. An intimate group experienced a five-course paired menu featuring popular beers from the brewery. Executive Chef John Schenk skillfully demonstrated how specialty ale, with its subtle notes and flavors, can complement and intensify the flavor of aged beef. The evening also featured an in-depth discussion with St. Arnold founder/brewer, Brock Wagner.
CIELO MEXICAN BISTRO 300 Main St. 713.229.9500 www.cielomexicanbistro.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 309 Gray St. 713.520.6969 www.cycloneanaya.com EL MESON [cuban] 2425 University. 713.522.9306 Hailey Mc Gilvray, Karen Barbour, Becky Barbour
Ariana Gold, Barry Novy
EL PATIO [mex] •6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410 •2416 Brazos. 713.523.8181 www.elpatio.com EL REY [cuban-mex] •233 Main. 713.225.1895 •910 Shepherd. 713.802.9145 www.elreytaqueria.com EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] •3130 Richmond. 713.807.1600 •5602 Washington. 713.681.3645 •1308 Montrose. 713.807.8996 www.eltiempocantina.com
Denise Giordano, Lynda Longer, Nesha Barnhart, Roberta Karp, Sarah Hung
EL TORO [mex] 11920 Westheimer. 281.920.4840 www.eltorotexmex.com FREEB!RDS WORLD BURRITO •3745 Greenbriar. 713.524.0621 •528 W. Bay Area Blvd. 281.557.2300 •6940 FM 1960 West. 281.444.3336 •9774 Katy Fwy. #700. 832.358.0300 •1923 Taylor, # F. 713.862.0080 •1640 Lake Woodlands. 281.419.8011 •11302 Broadway. 281.741.3337 CATeRiNG 888.392.2287 www.freebirds.com
Andy Stefaniak, Thomas Springer, Chris Pipkin
Tim Redl, Amy Chappuis
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freebirds Frank and Tasha Picciarelli
Chef John Schenk, Brock Wagner
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GUADALAJARA DEL CENTRO 1201 san jacinto. 713.650.0101 www.guadalajarahacienda.com
TACOS A GO-GO 3704 main. 713.807.8226 www.tacosagogo.com
HABANEROS MEX-GRILL 3017 milam. 713.523.1010 www.habanerosmexgrill.com
YELAPA PLAYA MEXICANA 2303 Richmond ave. 281.501.0391 www.yelapatime.com
IRMA’S [mex] •22 n. chenevert. 713.222.0767 •1314 texas. 713.247.9651 www.irmasouthwest.com THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com TILA’S [mex] 1111 s. shepherd. 713.522.7654 www.tilas.com
mediterranean + greek CAFE LILI [lebanese] 5757 westheimer. 713.952.6969 www.cafelili.com NIKO NIKO’S 2520 montrose. 713.528.1308 www.nikonikos.com
LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 taft. 713.523.9958 www.luciosbyob.com MARIA SELMA [mex] 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 www.mariaselma.com NINFA'S THE ORIGINAL 2704 navigation blvd. 713.228.1175 www.ninfas.com OCEAN’S [mex] 819 w. alabama. 713.520.7744 www.oceansceviche.com DIEGO'S [mex] 1421 Preston. 713.236.1300 www.picazodowntown.com RIOJA [spanish] 11920 westheimer. 281.531.5569 www.riojarestaurant.com
LAURENZO’S GRILLE 4412 washington. 713.880.5111 www.laurenzosgrille.com MORTON’S •5000 westheimer. 713.629.1946 •1001 mckinney. 713.659.3700 www.mortons.com MO’S 1801 Post oak blvd. 713.877.0720 www.mosrestaurants.com PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE 5839 westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352 www.pappasbros.com SPENCER’S STEAKS + CHOPS 1600 lamar. 713.577.8325
STRIP HOUSE 1200 mckinney. 713.659.6000 www.theglaziergroup.com niko niko’s SAFFRON [moroccan] 2006 lexington. 713.522.3562 www.saffronhouston.com
pizza LAS VENTANAS [mex] NEW 14555 grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 www.lasventanas.net
FLEMING’S •2405 w. alabama. 713.520.5999 •788 w. sam houston Pkwy. 713.827.1120 www.flemingssteakhouse.com
TINTOS [spanish] 2015 west gray. 713.522.1330 www.tintosrestaurant.com
CANDELARI’S 6002 washington. 832.200.1474 www.candelaris.com BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 914 main st. 713.654.4444 www.bombaypizzaco.com DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com
SHULA'S STEAKHOUSE hyatt hotel 1200 louisiana st. 713.375.4777 www.donshulas.com
SUGAR LAND AMICI RISTORANTE [italian] 16089 city walk drive. 281.242.2800 www.amicitownsquare.com BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com CAFE INDIA 2319 williams trace blvd. 281.565.5881
FRANK’S PIZZA 417 travis. 713.225.5656 www.frankspizza.com
CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL 2335 highway 6. 281.980.4433 www.carrabbas.com CHANDNI RESTAURANT [steak] 11102 s highway 6. 281.530.9200 www.gochandni.com
PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com •710 west gray. 713.521.7465 •1403 heights. 713.864.7465
CUPCAKE CAFE 16525 lexington blvd. 281.242.2744 www.cupcakecafeofsugarland.com
STAR PIZZA •77 harvard. 713.869.1241 •2111 norfolk. 713.523.0800 www.starpizza.net
GRIMALDI'S PIZZERIA 16535 southwest Freeway. 281.265.2280 www.grimaldispizzeria.com JAPANEIRO'S SUSHI BISTRO & LATIN GRILL 2168 texas dr. 281.201.5294 www.japaneiros.com
KONA GRILL 16535 southwest Freeway. 281.208.3333 www.tix.com LA MADELEINE FRENCH BAKERY & CAFE 2675 town center blvd. n. 281.494.4400 www.lamadeleine.com NAPA GRILLE URBAN WINE BAR 14019 southwest Freeway. 281.277.2599 www.napagrille.net PERRY'S GRILL 2115 town square. 281.565.2727 www.perryssteakhouse.com PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 kensington dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com RAJIN CAJUN 16100 kensington dr. 281.277.0704 www.ragin-cajun.com THAI COTTAGE II 4723 sweetwater blvd. 281.313.0707 www.thai-cottage.com THE BURNING PEAR 16090 city walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com WASABI JAPANESE GRILL + SUSHI BAR 14019 southwest Freeway. 281.242.3899 WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com
TO GO Fruit Palette Run don’t just walk to the FRuit Palette to cool oFF with theiR delicious FRozen FRuit baRs. THINK POPSICLE, WITH A SERVING OF FRUIT AND BEATING THE HEAT ALL WRAPPED INTO ONE. YouR motheR would be so PRoud! choose a wateR oR milk based FlavoR, dePending on YouR mission, wateR is the healthieR oPtion but with new FlavoRs such as dulce de leche, coco, and baileY’s indulging in YouR sweet tooth might not be a bad idea. tRY a new FRozen YoguRt baR FRom theiR debut line. choose FRom YoguRt with mango, beRRies oR PineaPPle.
GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 6 Pines drive 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com GURI DO SUL STEAKHOUSE 1400 Research Forest dr. 281.907.4146 www.guridosul.com HONEY BEE HAM + DELI 4747 Research Forest dr. 281.364.9200
BENIHANA [asian] 1720 lake woodlands dr. 281.292.0061 www.benihana.com
MASSA'S SUSHI 4775 w. Panther creek dr. 281.298.5688
BROOKLYN CAFÉ [american] •4775 w. Panther creek dr. 281.298.7488 •3091 college Park dr. 936.273.8880 www.thebrooklyncafe.com
P F CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO 1201 lake woodlands dr. 281.203.6350 www.pfchangs.com
CAFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 woodlands Pkwy., ste. 900. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT 10700 kuykendahl Road. 281.298.8422 www.dickeysbarbecuerestaurants.com
DIMASSI'S [ethnic] 1640 lake woodlands dr. 281.363.0200 www.dimassisbuffet.com
SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net SWEET BELLA ITALIAN KITCHEN 202 sawdust Road. 832.585.0066 www.sweetbellasatllc.com THE MELTING POT 19075 interstate 45. 936.271.7416 www.themeltingpot.com TIN STAR [american] 300 six Pines drive. 281.465.9800
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BEACHSIDE BUNGALOW 1. Roasted-Corn-Gazpacho 2. Yelapa-wine-room 3. Carpaccio-Salmon-Cucumber-Banana-Salad 4. Sopes-Braised-Lamb-Shoulder
dine write By Beatrice Valencia Photography by Kim Coffman
YELAPA PLAYA MEXICANA 2303 Richmond Ave. | Houston, TX 77098 281.501.0391 | www.yelapatime.com
HOURS: Monday-Wednesday: 11am-10pm Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-12am Sunday: 11am-3pm
sample menu selections
ceviches Peruvian style-flash marinated, 5 minutes in the lime juice. Or. Texas style-fully cooked…in the lime juice
• Pineapple Black Pepper, Litchi, Jicama, Cilantro • Roasted Artichoke Cerignola Olives, Arugula, Texas Hill Country Olive Oil
sopas + ensaladas • Cantalope Gazapacho Habanero, Minted Crab Salad • Mixed Green Salad Passion Fruit Vinaigrette, Shallots, Grape Tomatoes
la taqueria • Chicken Grilled chicken, farm greens, avocado, spicy lime aioli • Lamb Local “Halal” lamb, Mexican “Kim Chee” avocado, sour cream
principales • Smoked Carnitas Green Papaya, Spicy Tamarind dressing, toasted Cashews • Mexican Shrimp & Grits Pineapple-Chorizo Pico, Red Hominy Cheese Grits • Slow Broiled Salmon Cauliflower Risotto, Cocoa con Chiles 58. june 10 | www.002mag.com
ave you ever been to a restaurant that has the power to evoke a feeling of other-worldliness? Like you are no longer in Houston, heck, you’re no longer in Texas! The smells, the décor, the food, and the ambiance – it instantly puts you at ease. Kind of like when you’re on vacation. Minus the airport and travel hassle. I’ve only had this occur a couple times and I could count them on one hand.
Yelapa Playa Mexicana Restaurant is that genre of restaurant for me. The nostalgia it has the power to evoke in me is intoxicating in itself. And I haven’t even had a margarita there yet! They do an amazing job with taking the space and decorating it quite authentically to a restaurant you might find on the beach in Mexico. The equipales (typical Mexican furniture), the teal napkins, and the outside patio with a fire pit for roasting pig – they’re less Tex-Mex and more Mex than most spots in town.
First thing I noticed when I walked in, the dollar on the floor. No idea why it’s there, I had to ask. Turns out, if you stick a dollar on the edge of a step, 9 times out of 10 people notice, there’s a step there. Genius! Awkward tripping moments or disasters instantly averted. A large group of us came in for lunch and sat in the front room with windows all around us. And although the parking lot was the view, it was easy to unwind and lose myself in the décor and music. Immediately we were served a little mixture of spicy peanuts and “ruedas” or wheels. They’re this fluffy looking but crispy wheel “chip.” Let’s just say we devoured it and could’ve of used like 3 more! It’s a very typical Mexican snack and being that we were a table full of Mexicans plus one Brazilian, not a peanut or chip was left.
So as not to ruin our appetites we moved on to the menu. Here’s a little crash course on navigating the menu, which at press time they are working on. The top half is “platos crudos” or the raw plates but more like appetizers, which include their various infamous ceviches and oysters. Beneath that are soups and salads, including their “real” guacamole, which is really like an avocado salad. Followed is the “Taco Truck.” I love this detail. At the top are your options including, tacos, tortas, sopes, quesadillas and nachos. Below that you find your filling; chicken, fish, pork, beef, shrimp, lamb and vegetarian. You mix and match the style you want the filling to be prepared. For example, you can do shrimp tacos or sopes, or quesadillas, etc. You get the idea. We went with the Campechana and “real” guacamole to start. For our entrée, we went with shrimp tacos, fish sopes, pork tacos, pozole rojo and the beef nachos. Seems like a lot but it was perfect for our hungry group. They have an entrée section on the menu as well if you prefer to take the creativity out of ordering. The Campechana was a cocktail glass overflowing with rock shrimp and avocado drenched in spicy tomato sauce with an enormous crab lollipop for garnish. Very impressive. I found it fresh, really full of sustenance.
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If you are not a fan of ketchup (as our publisher) it might not be the thing for you as it is heavy on the sauce that has that flavor throughout. The “real guacamole” looked beautiful. Chunks of avocado, mango, Panzanella, fennel strips, some basil and chips are all tossed in oil, lime and served with the same oil and olive tapenade as garnish. It’s more of an avocado salad. Not reminiscent of guacamole as we know it but still awesome. The mixture of flavors between the avocado, mango, fennel, basil and olive is something I would’ve never imagined to blend as seamlessly as they do. It’s incredibly inventive and refreshing. Soon after our pork tacos came out along with our fish sopes, and shrimp tacos. Three come out with each order. Let me begin with the highlight of my meal, the pork tacos. I cannot tell you how much I LOVED these tacos. Prepared pastor style served with pineapple pico de gallo, grilled scallions and local goat cheese (mouth watering) I did not want to share these. The addition of the goat cheese, which is not typical in Mexico, was delightful. It takes the pork seasoning and pico to a whole other level. These are mind-blowing and highly recommended. The combo is what won me over on this one. The Baja style battered fish with its tender texture balanced nicely with the crunchy coleslaw and crispy sope. Don’t forget to add a dollop of the chili mayo served on the side to give it that extra bite. The shrimp tacos, another favorite (you might hear this a lot) had tempura rock shrimp with iceberg lettuce and pacific mayo tucked into corn tortillas. The seafood is extremely fresh so it’s hard for me to not love both of these dishes. They’re light but filling and perfect for the warmer weather or a night out when you don’t want to leave feeling overfed. Lastly, we were served the impressively presented beef nachos. A mountain of chips is covered in cheese, beans, grilled onions, guacamole and sour cream with Texas wagyu beef chunks sprinkled throughout and a swirl of “ghost pepper” mayo. It’s messy (but they’re working on that too) but a true treat. The beef has this rich, buttery flavor and the other elements don’t mask the flavor. Beware of the “Ghost Pepper” mayo. It’s spicy but it’s a creeper. You don’t really notice it at first and then it’s like, “wow.” It’s not a bad spicy just one that surprises you especially because you’re not expecting it even though it’s clearly written on the menu. The next time you’re looking to take a “vacation” from the ordinary Tex-Mex haunts Houston has to offer, channel your beachside state of mind and head into Yelapa Playa Mexicana to find authentic Mexican culinary delights with updated combinations that will have you thinking twice about where you’ll kick you’re feet up to “escape” the mundane.
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CHEF bill greenwOOD the chef’s special
restaurant eddie v’s prime seafood at citycentre | cuisine prime seafood and steaks 12848 queensbury lane, suite 200 | 832.200.2380 | www.eddiev.com
Photography by Daniel Ortiz
FAVORITES MUFFIN aPPle
SONG “a SPecial MOrning” by ralPh Myerz anD the Jack herren banD
WRITING UTENSIL zebra Pen .02
DESTINATION aSPen, cOlOraDO
SHOE DurangO bOOtS
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? I’m a fan of the House of Pies. They have great pie there. It’s quick and it’s right next to my house.
WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? A spoon because a spoon can do pretty much anything: It picks things up, you can stir with it, mash, taste. It’s pretty much an all-purpose kitchen tool.
BEST BREAKFAST? Honestly, at home with my family. My wife makes omelets, burritos and French toast. My kid helps out too.
WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Messy kitchens. It’s a pain in the [rear] when you have disorganized cooks who leave things a mess. If you have a clean kitchen, you know what kind of chef you have.
BEST BRUNCH? This Is It Soul Food in Midtown. It’s the best. Can’t beat the ox tails. FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? Crave Cupcakes in Uptown Park. My kid loves it. WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Coriander. Fresh coriander has so many different uses, and it has a great texture if you toast it and crush it up. I use it in ceviches, marinades, vinaigrettes and a whole bunch of other things. FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? Miramar pinot noir.
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WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, RESTAURANT AND DISH? My favorite Chef is Gabriel Kreuther from The Modern in New York City. The dish is poached foie gras with spring turnips and ginger rhubarb broth. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, TELL US YOUR WORST CLIENT EXPERIENCE? Believe it or not, I haven’t had too many of those. When I was working at The Little Nell [in Aspen, Colorado], this guy had to eat a different piece of meat every single day; he had buffalo on Monday, elk on Tuesday, chicken on Wednesday, lamb on Thursday, ostrich on Friday, boar on Saturday and Sundays he ate fish. So we had to bring all this stuff in just for him. He would usually send it back, just because he could.
Photography by Dave Rossman, Jenny Antill
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EVENT SIMON FASHION NOW WHY FOR FASHION’S SAKE WHERE THE GALLERIA WHEN APRIL 8 More than 800 fashionable Houstonians attended this coveted cocktail party and fashion show kicking off Simon Fashion Now presented by Cadillac. The dynamic three-day celebration of beauty and style featured various high-end retailers. Gorgeous Page Parkes models strutted down the runway in the spring’s hottest looks. The party rolled as selected retailers including Billy Reid and Tory Burch hosted their own intimate parties.
Page Parkes Eveleth, Neal Hamil
Alan & Roz Pactor
Judith Oudt, John Kuhl, Diane Lokey Farb
Chris Brown, Divya Paralkar
Sabrina Miskelly, Rebecca Spera
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new restaurants By Jarrod Klawinsky
EMAIL US AT
Photography by Jenny Antill
Photography by Oliver Leveritt
Photography by Kim Coffman
SABETTA CAFE + WINE BAR
519 SHEPHERD DR. | 713.861.2233 www.brcgastropub.com
810 WAUGH | 713.636.9550 www.chahouston.com
2411 S. SHEPHERD | 832.623.6307 www.sabettacafeandwinebar.com
CUISINE AMERICAN GASTROPUB
CUISINE CHAMPAGNE + WINE BAR
CHEF JEFF AXLINE
CHEF RICCARDO PALAZZO-GIORGIO
It seems that the anticipated opening of BRC (Big Red Cock) lived up to the hype. Chef Jeff Axline told us that since the day they opened, BRC has had a packed dining room. And I know why, it’s the Dr Pepper fried quail or spare rib sandwich or possibly it’s the 28 beers on tap, but I have a feeling it’s all the above. Sitting across the street from the happy hour hot stop Branch Water Tavern, the second establishment of Lance Fegen and Shepard Ross from Glass Wall, BRC signals patrons inside with a large red rooster at the corner of the street. The only downside to the evening: bacon. I like bacon as much as the next person, but the bacon-flavored butter and bacon sauce on the ice cream was a bit overkill. But do not let that deter you from enjoying the amazing menu, which is full of other things to satisfy your palette. WHATEVER YOU ENJOY, BRC WILL SURELY LEAVE YOU HAVING A GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE THAT YOU ARE NOT SOON TO FORGET. I have some out-of-town friends coming into Houston and we’ll be hitting up the Big Red Cock for dinner on the patio.
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HOUSTON HAS MANY THINGS BUT A CHAMPAGNE BAR WASN’T ONE OF THEM, UNTIL NOW. The intimate location hidden away on Waugh in the River Oaks area is owned and operated by David Shellar, a local attorney who offices above the bar. The space only occupies enough room for a few booths, the kitchen and a private VIP area but creates an atmosphere that is sure to impress even the most discerning of eyes. Manager Todd Leveritt of the former Voice at Hotel ICON is continuously stocking new champagnes and wines, and patrons can take part in a flight of the evenings various bottles. While the menu of food is small in comparison, the pizza Bianca and cheese plate will satisfy your appetite while you enjoy the two-level deck. Retailing at a modest $30 a bottle, the Cru Pinot Noir was our favorite and I even took home a bottle for later. Leveritt also noted that if customers choose, they can purchase uncorked bottles at retail price or a case at their wholesale cost. He also hinted at a Fourth of July party in their parking lot, which offers an unobstructed view of Downtown. Also making special appearances on select dates is Houston’s own bossa nova diva and Hotel ZaZa’s artist in residence, Kristine Mills.
OWNER AND CHEF RICCARDO PALAZZOGIORGIO AND HIS WIFE DONNA OPENED THEIR TRADITIONAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT last month where Café Zol formally stood. Combining his personal style and his Italian grandmother’s recipes, Sabetta serves classic Italian regional dishes and an extensive Italian wine list. A personal favorite and a must-have dish is the gnocchi and Gorgonzola is one of about a dozen primi and secondi dishes. Each dish is generously portioned and left me having to take a few moments at the end of the night to allow it to settle. Following the gnocchi and not a fan of seafood, I decided to try some of the meat choices. While the lamb chops were slightly overcooked, the dish was still delightfully tasteful. I couldn’t resist dessert, and the first bite of the Ricotta cheesecake and Panna Bruciata was heavenly and a wonderful way to wrap up the evening. The patio is quaint and will be nice on those upcoming summer nights, with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
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HApPy HouR Photography by Jill Hunter
AH, THE LOVELY HOUSTON HEAT WAVE HAS BEGUN. YOU KNEW THOSE PERFECT SPRING DAYS WERE ONLY TEMPORARY, ALTHOUGH THEY LASTED MUCH LONGER THAN THE NORM. THESE HOT DAYS HAVE MOST OF US COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS TO HAPPY HOUR. WHAT WE MOST CRAVE – PLUS THE RECIPES FROM OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO DRINK THEM – FOLLOWS. BOTTOMS UP!
Margarita on the Rocks wi th Patron S ilver at Hugo’s My favorite place to be once the magazine’s gone to print is the patio at Hugo’s on Westheimer – with the most perfect margarita I have found north of the border.
Carla Valencia de Martinez, Editor-at-large
RECIPE •1 ½ ounce Patron Silver •¾ ounce Cointreau •1 ½ ounce fresh lime juice •½ ounce agave nectar light •Combine in a shaker over ice. Shake hard and strain into glass with salted rim.
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Za capa Rum + D iet Coke ® at Hearsay Gastro Lounge I drink it because I can! This aged rum is great on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. New to the Texas market but it’s already well-known in Miami, NY, Chicago, LA and Mexico. The most important thing: does not dehydrate.
Alejandro Martinez, Publisher
RECIPE •Crushed ice •1 ½ ounce Zacapa rum •Diet Coke® to fill rest of glass
•Pour Zacapa rum over ice, add
Diet Coke®, swirl and drink!
Caipirinha at Anvil Bar & Refuge This drink is a classic example of rags to riches – from its humble Brazilian hillbilly origins to the international palette nods. The formula is simple cachaça (alcohol results from the fermentation of sugarcane, lime and sugar.) Refreshing, crisp and straight to the point – it’s like samba in your mouth. Alex Rosa, Art Director
RECIPE •2 ounces Cachaça •3 bar spoons turbinado sugar •1 whole, medium-sized lime •Garnish: lime wedge •Glass: rocks •Rocks: crushed
•Cut the lime into 6 wedges.
•Cut 5 of these wedges in half, saving one
*For those that are still
remaining wedge for garnish later. twisting their tongues, •Muddle the five split wedges and turbinado here’s the right pronunsugar together in a rocks glass. ciation [kajpiˈɾĩɲɐ] •Add ice and cachaca; stir thoroughly. •Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
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White Sangria at Tinto’s Spanish Rest & Wine Bar Those who know me, know I love the beach and anything that reminds me of it too. Perfumes, lotions, necklaces, beverages, etc. This fresh, crisp white sangria puts me in a beach vacation state of mind.
Beatrice Valencia, Lifestyle Editor
RECIPE •2 bottles of white wine •2 cups of water •2 cups of simple syrup •8 leaves mint, crushed
•1 orange cut in half •¼ cup ginger puree or
1 Tbsp of grated ginger •½ cup of port •2 cups of orange juice
TY KU Lychee Martini at GiGi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar I love this Asian-inspired cocktail because it’s perfectly balanced and smooth. As you sip it, its sweet, almost floral flavor conjures up images of exotic and faraway tropical places. It’s like an instant vacation potion…simply divine! Pixie Ibañez, Associate Editor
RECIPE •2 parts TY KU Soju – poured over ice into shaker. •1 part fresh lychee puree (juice or syrup) – add to shaker. •Squeeze & drop in lemon wedge into shaker. •Hard shake – 6 seconds.
•Strain into martini glass & garnish with lychee. •Optional – agave nectar or simple syrup if sweeter martini
is preferred. •Optional – use lychee liqueur in place of fresh lychee
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Compiled by Pixie Ibañez
Events / Photo Credit 8th Annual LWIL – Roswitha Vogler for www.lastnightpics.com 2nd Annual Triple Crown Polo Fundraiser – Roswitha Vogler for www.lastnightpics.com 1st Annual Houston Five-0 Luau Party – Federico Villamayor for www.lastnightpics.com T-Lounge Party – Carolina Quesquen for www.lastnightpics.com Cocktails & Conversation – Bernard Bauri for www.lastnightpics.com
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EVENT: 8TH ANNUAL LATIN WOMEN’S INITIATIVE LUNCHEON WHY: TO BENEFIT VARIOUS LOCAL CHARITIES WHERE: INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL WHEN: MAY 7 What a fashion extravaganza! The 8th Annual Spring Fashion Show and luncheon kicked off with its so very popular Latin-themed bazaar. More than 600 guests searched and shopped for little treasures among an array of jewelry, handbags, one-of-a-kind fashions and Latin crafts. Guests enjoyed a fashion show by Mexico City’s fashion designer Lydia Lavin, who presented her colorful Latin-inspired creations. This year’s event, hosted by Peruvians Micheline Newall and Christina Kallop, honored their home country and raised over $150,000 to aid the local Latin community. The Peruvian-inspired décor lifted the spirits and so did the pisco. Fabulous!
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EVENT: 1ST ANNUAL HOUSTON FIVE-O LUAU PARTY WHY: JUST FOR FUN WHERE: FOUNDATION ROOM WHEN: APRIL 16 After a wicked cold winter, Houstonians were ready to retire their North Face jackets and were a little too eager to jump into a favorite hula skirt, and the Five-O Luau Party was the perfect place to shake them. Partygoers enjoyed professional hula dancing, nibbled on roasted pig, sipped on tropical cocktails and participated in the Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt Contest for some nifty prizes. Oh, and everyone got leid– (Yes, we know it’s bad, but we couldn’t help ourselves!)
CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT: 2ND ANNUAL TRIPLE CROWN POLO FUNDRAISER WHAT: BENEFITING THE HEALTH MUSEUM WHERE: HOUSTON POLO CLUB WHEN: MAY 2 The Health Museum’s Professional Circle and supporters came out in their best spring suits, fashionable dress and derbyinspired hats to support the museum’s programs and exhibits. This hot-ticket event was a complete success! Guests enjoyed samplings from Quattro, Strip House, Ruggles Green and Brio Tuscan Grille. Wine and derby appropriate cocktails – plus a vintage photo booth – were a hit amid the excitement of the match. The party was topped off with a hat contest.
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EVENT: T-LOUNGE PARTY WHY: TO PARTY WITH THE TENNIS PROS FROM THE U.S CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIP WHERE: CAN’T TELL WHEN: APRIL 4 Oh, what a night! Having the right connections in H-town has its perks. If you were lucky enough to receive an invitation to this VIP fête, you know what I’m talking about. The event took place at a posh residence– which frankly, looked like it came straight out of Architectural Digest. Pulsating with good energy and gorgeous people. The Bryan brothers, tennis doubles World Champions, surprised guests with an un-plugged style concert while guests enjoyed bottomless cocktails courtesy of Patrón Spirits featuring Pyrat Rum, Ultimat Vodka and of course, Patron and nibbled on scrumptious bites from Freebirds Burrito. Definitely a match made in heaven!
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EVENT:COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION WHY: FOR THE LOVE OF PORSCHE WHERE: PORSCHE WEST HOUSTON WHEN: APRIL 8 A variety of “Cocktails” and a lot of “Conversation” took place as the sun set over Porsche West Houston. Over 200 Porsche enthusiasts from all over Houston, including VIP customer Robert Horry, stopped in to celebrate their love for Porsche and celebrate their association with The Lone Star Region Porsche Club of America. The evening included a swank Cigar bar compliments of Mo’s Steakhouse where guests sipped on Maker’s Mark, Bandol Wine and locally brewed St. Arnold’s Beer. Acoustical band, The Matchsticks were the entertainment for the eveining
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MEXICO fifa world ranking 17
URUGUAY fifa world ranking 18
FRANCE fifa world ranking 10
GERMANY fifa world ranking 6
AUSTRALIA fifa world ranking 20
SERBIA fifa world ranking 16
GHANA fifa world ranking 32
BRAZIL fifa world ranking 1
KOREA DPR fifa world ranking 106
COTE D’IVOIRE fifa world ranking 27
PORTUGAL fifa world ranking 3
DATE | GROUP
NIGERIA fifa world ranking 20
KOREA REP. fifa world ranking 47
GREECE fifa world ranking 12
NETHERLANDS fifa world ranking 4
DENMARK fifa world ranking 35
JAPAN fifa world ranking 45
CAMEROON fifa world ranking 19
ARGENTINA fifa world ranking 7
SOUTH AFRICA fifa world ranking 90
DATE | GROUP
Korea dpr–cote d’ivoire
SLOVAKIA fifa world ranking 38
fifa world ranking 15
NEW ZEALAND fifa world ranking 78
PARAGUAY fifa world ranking 30
fifa world ranking 40
ITALY fifa world ranking 5
SLOVENIA fifa world ranking 23
fifa world ranking 26
ALGERIA fifa world ranking 31
USA fifa world ranking 14
fifa world ranking 2
ENGLAND fifa world ranking 8
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soccer aficionado, hereâ€™s where to watch june 11-friday-july 11-sunday
VIEW THE WORLD CUP AT HOUSTON'S FAVORITE EUROPEAN BAR AND CAFE, OPORTO! Happy Hour during games through the World Cup! 3$ Sangria, $5 Caipirinha & Mojitos, 2$ Estrella Beer (Spain) WINE and TAPAS specials. OPEN EARLY through World Cup. Go online for details. 713.621.1114 3833 Richmond, Houston, TX 77027 www.oporto.us
JOIN US @ PSP FOR LUNCH, HAPPY HOUR, BEERS AND LOTS OF SOCCER FEATURING 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP ON SEVEN HUGE SCREENS. Beginning June 11. Drinks specials all day and more. For more information and full schedule please check our website www.polkstreetpubhouston.com or call 713.652.4044 |1201 San Jacinto, #140, corner of Polk and San Jacinto See you at the Pub.
Not Your Typical Midtown Pub Flat Screens, Big Screens, HD over 40 TVs $3.50 import beers during all World Cup Games Full Menu served til 10pm www.pubfiction.com 2303 Smith | Houston | Texas| 77006 713-400-8400
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name: GREEN POINT ciTy: CAPE TOWN conSTrucTion: NEW compleTion: 2009 GroSS capaciTy: 66,005
ROUND OF SIXTEEN DATE | GROUP
name: DURBAN STADIUM ciTy: DURBAN conSTrucTion: NEW compleTion: 2009 GroSS capaciTy: 69,957
1:30pm name: ELLIS PARK STADIUM ciTy: JOHANNESBURG BuilT: 1982 conSTrucTion: MINOR UPGRADE conSTrucTion compleTion: 2009 GroSS capaciTy: 61,639
QUARTER-FINALS DATE | GROUP
STadium: SOCCER CITY ciTy: JOHANNESBURG BuilT: 1987 conSTrucTion: MAJOR UPGRADE compleTion: 2009 GroSS capaciTy: 88,460 STadium: FREE STATE ciTy: MANGAUNG/BLOEMFONTEIN BuilT: 1952 conSTrucTion: MEDIUM UPGRADE compleTion: 2008 GroSS capaciTy: 45,058
SEMI-FINALS DATE | GROUP
name: PORT ELIZABETH ciTy: NELSON MANDELA BAY/PORT ELIZABETH conSTrucTion: NEW compleTion: 2009 GroSS capaciTy: 46,082
name: MBOMBELA ciTy: NELSPRUIT conSTrucTion: NEW compleTion: 2009 GroSS capaciTy: 43,589
3RD PLACE JULY 10 TIME | GROUP
1:30pm | 2Sf1–2Sf2
FINAL JULY 11 TIME | GROUP
1:30pm | 1Sf1–1Sf2 JABULANI: The official matchball. on the day of the final draw for the 2010 fifa world cup South africa™, the official ball for the competition was unveiled. The adidas Jabulani, which means ‘to celebrate’ in Zulu, is the 11th edition of adidas's fifa world cup balls.
name: ROYAL BAFOKENG ciTy: RUSTENBURG BuilT: 1999 conSTrucTion: MINOR UPGRADE conSTrucTion: 2010 GroSS capaciTy: 44,530
for each team player, every official South african language and each of the 11 South african communities that will welcome the world next year. The design celebrates two of the most important facets of the South african nation – diversity and harmony – as it is these principles that make it such a colourful and welcoming nation.
"according to the rigorous fifa specification range for footballs, we have created a ball that is small and heavy, The 11 colours that are present on the Jabulani pay trib- allowing for maximum accuracy, perfect grip and excepute to both football and the country in which africa’s first- tionally stable flight," said Thomas Van Schaik, the adidas ever fifa world cup will be held. They represent a colour Head of Global public relations.
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name: PETER MOKABA ciTy: POLOKWANE conSTrucTion: NEW compleTion: 2010 GroSS capaciTy: 45,264
STadium: LOFTUS VERSFELD ciTy: TSHWANE/PRETORIA BuilT: 1906 conSTrucTion: UPGRADE compleTion: 2008 GroSS capaciTy: 49,365
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soccer aficionado here’s where to watch june 11-friday-july 11-sunday
FREE BREAKFAST TACO OR CHILE CON QUESO IF 002 MAGAZINE AD IS MENTIONED
Doneraki Open for Breakfast and kicks a goal with FREE BUFFET DURING ALL
wORLD CUp GAMES! Huge Screen TV, Beer bucket Specials!, Great Happy Hour! Holidays not available
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•We are a BYOB Restaurant. •We cook with extra virgin olive oil, 0 trans fat oil. •We use brown rice in our dishes. •Our fish is Wild caught from Norway and Alaska. •Our Beef is certified Angus Beef. •Our NATURAL SMOOTHIES are made with real fruit and juices. No sugar added. •We proudly serve Boar´s Head deli meat. •We proudly serve Houston´s BEST N.Y. BAGELS. www.islandgrillhouston.com 'GO USA-WIN THE WORLD CUP'
Are you ready for some football…European football, that is? If so, Sawyer Park has your ticket for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Games. Make sure you bring your “A” game and your appetite! We will be serving up an early breakfast buffet and drink specials during all the games. Ask us about renting our Clubhouse to watch all the action on our big screen projector! For more information go to www.sawyerparkhouston.com. 2412 Washington Avenue | 713.398.8442
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recording By Lance Scott Walker Photography by Anthony Rathbun
THAT RARE MIX OF YOUTH, TALENT, SKILL AND MODESTY ONE FINDS IN ROBERT ELLIS ONLY SWINGS AROUND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. DID I MENTION THAT HE WORKS REALLY HARD? SO THE GREAT RE ARRANGER CAME OUT A YEAR AGO THIS MONTH. Yep. Last May. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT WHEN YOU GO BACK AND LISTEN TO IT NOW? HOW DOES IT AGE? I honestly don’t really listen to it (laughs). I put it in every once in a while, and I’m still pretty happy with it. It’s really nice to not hear it for a while and then go back and listen to it. YOU GET TO THE POINT, TOO, WHERE YOU’VE BEEN BUILDING UP THESE SONGS YOUR ENTIRE LIFE… Yeah. That was my first album – to speak of. I put out like a little EP that I’m really not happy with and that was like 3 years ago. It was very much more… I was just… I was a pussy then (laughs). Heart on your sleeve emo music… I have a really hard time listening to that stuff, but that last record really still sits well with me. WHAT CHANGED FOR YOU, THEN? IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE THERE WAS A REALLY LONG PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN THAT AND THE GREAT RE ARRANGER, WHICH IS A WAY MORE FOLKSY APPROACH. WAS THAT OVERNIGHT FOR YOU? Well, see, I grew up on that stuff. I grew up on bluegrass and folk music. And… just like every kid, though, I went through this period of rebellion and kinda… I just wanted to stray away from everything that my family brought me up listening to and do my own thing. That was at the time that I was really big into all those ’90s… you know, like American Football and more emo, indie bands. I went through a heavy… straying away from everything remotely folk or pop-oriented and wanted to listen to nothing but indie music. That was a phase that I grew out of shortly. HOW ARE THE NEW SONGS COMING TOGETHER? IS IT A NEW DIRECTION? Actually, it’s gonna be… it’s definitely a growth from the last record, but the new album is kind of a concept album. It’s gonna be 10 songs, Aside and B-side, vinyl. The 5 songs on the A-side are what I consider like the focused versions of the direction I was going with the last record. And then the B-side is all full band, very classic country-influenced stuff. Very much like George Jones, old Willie Nelson stuff. With a full country band. So not the same minimal approach on the B-Side. I think the record might be called The Light And The Dark. I’m still not
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totally sure on that. One side is kind of happy, feel-good country music and then the other side is kind of dark folk music. SO THAT’S KIND OF THE CONCEPT—THE CONTRAST? Definitely. And two sides of the way I feel. I’m definitely not a depressed, quiet dude all the time, so I felt it was important to try to represent the party, country music side of me, which is a very big part of what I do. WHEN YOU PLAY A MULTITUDE OF INSTRUMENTS LIKE YOU DO, DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT YOUR BODY MECHANICS AND HOW THEY REACT DIFFERENTLY BETWEEN THE INSTRUMENTS, HOW YOUR PLAYING OF ONE INSTRUMENT INFLUENCES ANOTHER? Oh definitely. I was just encouraging my friend Will the other day. He asked me about drums, and he’s a great multi-instrumentalist. He plays banjo and guitar and all sorts of shit. And he’s taking a more active practice routine with drums right now, and that’s something that I did for a really long time. I grew by leaps and bounds. With every instrument I get into, I feel like all the other ones in a huge way benefit from it. Especially rhythmically, drums just about improved every aspect of – even vocals. It just gives me a lot more perspective rhythmically.
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EVERY MUSICIAN SHOULD LEARN HOW TO PLAY DRUMS. That’s what they say. That and piano are very good instruments to know how to do. You gotta get on that train. Piano is like the perfect combination of melody and rhythm to me. It’s very much a percussion instrument when you’re hitting keys. It hits different parts of my brain than any other instrument because I’m able to do things that I’d never think of on guitar or anything else.
HOW MANY BANDS ARE YOU ACTIVELY IN RIGHT NOW? There’s Grandfather Child, I am Mesmer, The Lovely Sparrows, my own project, I play drums for Chase Hamblin… so I guess 5? DO YOU BRING SONGS TO EACH ONE OF THOSE? I heavily arrange in The Lovely Sparrows and I help with the songwriting process in Grandfather Child. I have a good bit to do with the arrangement of the stuff, especially the new stuff we’re working on. And in I am Mesmer, the stuff we do is old gypsy tunes, and I help with the arrangements on some of the stuff, but that’s more Geoffrey Muller’s baby. He has most of the creative voice in that project. With Chase, I just play drums. SO YOUR SONG IDEAS JUST KIND OF FILTER OUT INTO THOSE PROJECTS AS OPPOSED TO YOU WRITING A SONG FOR EACH ONE? Well, I do have songs that I’ve written for those bands. We have yet to do them, but I’ve got this tune I’ve been working on for Grandfather Child that I want Lucas [Gorham] to sing. I’ve kind of got a back catalog of songs that I don’t feel like I could perform or present vocally, and I feel like they would be good songs for other bands. And I’ve kind of been messing with more of that stuff lately – the songwriter side of music. I’ve got a lot of things that I think would be really good in the right hands with the right presentation and the right band. PUTTING YOUR BABIES UP FOR ADOPTION. Exactly! I’m pretty stoked about it.
Robert plays with several acts at Free Press Summerfest on Sunday, June 6th. His solo set is on the Main Stage at 12:40pm. www.robertellismusic.com
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By Lance Scott Walker Photography by Jaime Lagdameo
Daytripper CHET GARNER HAS WHAT WOULD BE FOR MOST A DREAM JOB: HE HOSTS A TELEVISION SHOW WHERE HE TRAVELS AROUND TEXAS GETTING INTO ADVENTURES AND EXPLORING THE CULTURE OF THIS GREAT STATE. OH, AND HE SAMPLES BARBECUE. A LOT OF BARBECUE. THE DAYTRIPPER PREMIERED IN HOUSTON ON PBS CHANNEL 8 LAST MONTH, AND IS BROADCAST ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT 3:30PM. How do you choose your spots? I’m sure that by the time you got the show, you had a list—is that how you had it lined up? Yeah, it sort of is. I mean I’m always bumming around, slamming on the brakes, pulling a u-turn to turn around and check out some historical marker or dumpy barbecue joint that’s on the side of the road. I do some research—publications like Texas Monthly, Texas Highways are great—and I guess I just have this huge running list of potential episodes that hopefully someday I’ll get around to. There’s zero shortage of content in Texas. Sometimes, though, you’ll find this one little town and it’s got a great outdoor thing— outdoor adventure is a big part of our show—so you know, it’s got some great mountain biking, but I don’t know anything about the food there. We build a Daytripper episode by including food, outdoor adventure and culture or history. So a lot of times I gotta go back and start asking people to fill in the blanks. It reminds me of The Eyes of Texas, maybe with the exception of the interactive part of it, but maybe that’s a sign of the times, inserting yourself into the narrative like you do? Yeah, I think so, and I’m trying to make this very personal, about my experience when I go to places, these are the things I like to do. My hope is that people will see me inserted in these places and they’ll initially think that they can insert themselves in my place. I want my energy of enjoying these things to be contagious. In other words, I don’t want people just to… I did grow up watching The Eyes of Texas and certainly Texas Country Reporter and things like that, these very Texacana-type shows, which are great, but I didn’t want to just remake those shows. I wanted to do something that was less about just viewing Texas; it was more about experiencing Texas, and I would hope that would inspire the viewers to go out and do the exact same thing I did. Those shows are really about observing, and I’m hoping that this show is gonna be about experiencing it. What do you lay out as the parameters of a day trip? Exploring Texas can take a lot longer than a day. Is it a sunrise to sunset thing? You know, with all the major Texas cities—and we started off in Austin—I kind of marked out what I deemed the day trip zone, and it was about 2 hours one way. That’s kind of what I thought, that people are willing to drive 2 hours whether it’s a cool barbecue joint they’re going to go eat at or whether it’s rock climbing or mountain biking or if there’s a museum, that’s kind of the cap. Because they’ve gotta drive home that night. Most of our shows are within that 2-hour range. We’ve got other shows that are gonna be even closer that you could get to without a car, but most of it requires a car. For the big city dwellers. But the great thing is that PBS hits up all the countryside, too, so for some people—for instance, I’ll just grab an episode—like Fredericksburg, which is a day trip from Austin or San Antonio, we got feedback from people in Fredericksburg that we did stuff they didn’t even know was there. It’s their hometown, but it’s new for them, which is cool. People in Waco didn’t know
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that there was this great mountain biking that was right in their park. So now they’ve gone and done it. So do you use Texas Monthly’s annual barbecue list? As soon as those lists come out, I grab them and I savor them, man, and I start checking off boxes and making sure I hit ’em up. One of my greatest achievements is that I’m almost through the best 50 barbecue joints in Texas. I’ve almost visited them all. Have you found uncovered joints that even they didn’t know about? Oh yeah. I hope so. We’re not just sticking to the beaten path. One barbecue place we went to up near Burnett—man, that needs to be on their list. Those guys are just rockin’ it. It’s called Bertram Bar B Que, just a little hole in the wall we stumbled upon. So we’re taking the ones that have been sort of given sainthood by Texas Monthly as the best in Texas but we’re by no means limiting it to that. So what are some upcoming destinations you’re working on now? This weekend we’re actually going to be filming in Brenham, which is a good day trip from Houston. Of course we’ll be hitting up Blue Bell Creamery, and we’re going to be going to some other little places I’m excited about. A little barbecue place that’s right by the birthplace of Texas, where Texas signed the declaration of independence from Mexico. That’s right there by Brenham, too. We just got back from the barbecue capital of Texas, and of course I had to eat at all the barbecue places in town. There’re only 4, so I needed to make sure that they lived up to their name. Have you ever been to Lockhart? Is that where they have the stand where you have to go at like 6 in the morning to even get to eat? That one is in Lexington. Texas Monthly’s got it on their bucket list now. You’ve got to eat there before you die. I’ve never been. I’ve struck out multiple times. We got there once at about 11:30, and the other time was the same—sold out. If you’re going to head out of Houston, you have to wake up at 8 a.m. being hungry for barbecue. That part wouldn’t be a problem, but I think honestly it would have to be even earlier. Maybe get drunk there the night before and sleep in the parking lot? Dedication. Only for the strong. www.thedaytripper.com
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club+lounge review By Travis Jones Photographer Daniel Ortiz
WEST ALABAMA ICE HOUSE | A HOUSTON CLASSIC STILL SETTING THE BAR HIGH 1919 w. alabama, houston, tx 77098 | 713.528.6874 | www.westalabamaicehouse.com
1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to navigate an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean, Alexander Fleming discovered the miracle antibiotic penicillin, everyone’s favorite rodent Mickey Mouse (originally named Steamboat Willy) was unleashed on the masses, and Calvin “The Iceman” Coolidge resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Gasoline cost 21 cents a gallon, booze was being made in backwoods stills and bathtubs, and let’s face it – your great-grandmother was probably smoking hot. And oh yeah, that paramount Houston staple, West Alabama Ice House, got its start as a neighborhood grocery.
Nestled in the guts of Montrose on 1919 W. Alabama St., WAIH has seen trends come and go. From its humble roots, the place simply sat back and laughed at beatniks, bell bottoms and buzz cuts, disco, acid wash and rapmetal, and yet allowed every sign-of-the-times to help craft its own image as it became an unpresumptuous symbol of its community. And while the original building has morphed time and again to accommodate its loyal following, the character of WAIH hasn’t wavered. This, Houston, is what a bar should be.
This time of year, with its garage doors up and throngs of Houstonian heat zombies meandering to ice cold beer like a safe port in a storm, the action never stops at WAIH. Out back, you can pitch horseshoes or even shoot hoops as you sprawl under the muggy night sky to catch the last remaining breezes of early summer. Or during the day, you can retreat inside the humble, open-air structure for some desperately needed shade and shoot some pool as you tinker with the juke box. Be mindful of your choices, however, because your selection will be overridden if it doesn’t have a story to tell. Shoot for the Holly, Stones, Vaughn, Keen or anything off Rubber Soul. As if the magic spouting from the juke wasn’t enough, West Alabama Ice House hosts live music in one form or another every Friday evening. Texas country. Gravelly blues. Soul-soaked eclectic rock. The only thing more diverse than the lineup at WAIH is the crowd that comes to partake. White collar. Blue collar. No collar. Redneck. Neo-hippie. Bikers and babes. For more information on who’s playing what and when, be sure and drop them a line. If your version of Texas summer refreshment in any way involves iced tea-flavored vodka, look elsewhere because this is an ice house. A real ice house. As in, if you’re looking for a solid variety of bottled and canned brews so cold you get those little ice flecks on the surface when you pour them into a Dixie cup, brothers and sisters, you’re home. Ranging from thick, experimental porters and home-
grown Texas staples like St. Arnold’s and Shiner Bock to tallboys of stuff you haven’t seen since college, there’s something for every taste at West Alabama Ice House. Happy hour isn’t exactly WAIH’s thing, simply because they don’t think happiness should be limited to a 4-7 time slot. They can get away with that though, because they’re always on board to celebrate something. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and divorces – give West Alabama Ice House an excuse to drop Tecate down to two bucks or Lone Star to a dollar, and they’ll jump all over it. Over the years, hair styles, blue jeans, music and politics may change more drastically than a Ru Paul Halloween, but the West Alabama Ice House commitment to community is the consistent rock they stand on. Among other events benefitting local artists, law enforcement, firefighters, etc., the annual WAIH chili cook-off, thrown side-by-side with those refined renegades of the Montrose Beer & Gun Club and benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, is an event only H-Town could pull off. Anybody can buy a ticket for a black-tie gala supporting something they’ve never heard of, but when folks come out on August 25 for some chili and ice-cold Lone Stars, you know it’s from the heart of Houston. In 2010, drug companies are more concerned with where they can grow hair and getting our parents “into the mood” and kids have no idea who Mickey Mouse is. Gasoline costs anywhere between $2.50 and $4 a gallon; your favorite vodka now comes in boysenberry; and people (term used loosely) like Stephanie Pratt are somehow relevant. My, how things change. One thing that hasn’t changed though is the value of a smile, a handshake and a cold beer on a hot, summer day and the way time seems to stop during a good conversation with old friends. It’s how West Alabama Ice House has been doing things for years.
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BARS + CLUBS + LOUNGES + WINE BARS 002 night life
LUCKY STRIKE LANES L F 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MINT C 511 Main. 713.221.8855
downtown A+ BAR | inside Alden Hotel C 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.aldenhotels.com C&F DRIVE INN B 6714 N. Main. 713.861.0704
THE COTTON EXCHANGE B+L 202 Travis. 832.507.5906 www.cottonexchangelounge.com
MOLLY’S PUB B 509 Main. 713.222.1033 www.mollyspubs.com POLK STREET PUB B F 1201 Polk St.#140 713.652.4044 www.polkstreetpubhouston.com
PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR b 1201 Fannin. | Houston Pavilions 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com
DIVE LOUNGE |inside the Aquarium L 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474
SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ B LM 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com
FLYING SAUCER B 705 Main St. 713.228.7468 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES B LM 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.BLUES www.hob.com/houston
BLVD 610 LOUNGE B+L 3005 West Loop. 832.875.3997 www.blvd610.com
PAPARRUCHOS B F 3055 Sage. 713.212.3178 www.paparruchos.com
RA SUSHI b f 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 12860 Queensbury. 713.331.2791 www.rasushi.com
SHADOW BAR C 213 Milam. 713.221.5483 www.theshadowbar.com SHAY MCELROY’S B 909 Texas Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE B+L 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP B 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537
CLUB 26 TEN C F 2610 Sage. 713.974.4000 www.myspace.com/club26ten PLANETA BAR-RIO C 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600
RED CAT JAZZ CAFÉ B+L LM 924 Congress. 713.226.7870 www.redcatjazzcafe.com RESERVE 101 V B 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101 www.reserve101.com
ETTA’S LOUNGE L LM 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611
BELVEDERE L 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 www.belvedereinfo.com
THE BLACK SWAN |Omni Hotel C 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181
DEAN’S CREDIT CLOTHING B 316 Main. 713.227.3326 www.myspace.com/ deanscreditclothing
EIGHTEEN TWENTY B 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar
BAR 12•21 MORTON’S L F 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 www.mortons.com BLANCO’S B F 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.houstonredneck.com
CHAR BAR B F 305 Travis. 713.222.8177 www.charbarhouston.com CORK WINE BAR W 1201 San Jacinto. 713.936.1000 www.corkpavilions.com
REMINGTON BAR B
St. Regis Hotel
1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.theremingtonrestaurant.com RICHMOND ARMS B 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722
www.richmondarmsonline.com ROXY C 5851 W. Alabama. 713.850.ROXY www.myspace.com/roxyhouston
JET LOUNGE L LM 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com
THE B.U.S. SB 1800 Texas. 713.222.2287
LA CARAFE W 813 Congress. 713.229.9399
TOC BAR C 711 Franklin. 713.224.4862 www.tocbar.net
THE TASTING ROOM W 1101-18 Uptown Park. 713.993.9800 2409 W. Alabama. 713.526.2242 www.tastingroomwines.com
VENUE C+L 719 Main. 713.236.8150 www.venuehouston.com
WILD WEST C 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com
LIVE SPORTS CAFÉ SB 407 Main. 713.228.5483 www.livesportscafe.com LONE STAR SALOON B 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616
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PORCH SWING PUB B 69 Heights. 713.880.8700
FIX LOUNGE L 2707 Milam. 832.281.2101
REBEL’S HONKY TONK B 5002 Washington. 713.807.7040
FRONT PORCH PUB B 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com
ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE l 920 Studemont St., #150 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com
BEER ISLAND B W L 2631 White Oak. 713.862.4670 BIG STAR B 1005 W. 19th. 281.501.9560 www.bigstarbar.com BLUE LABEL LOUNGE C 4500 Washington. 713.861.9910 www.bluelabellounge.com
REIGN L 4105 Washington. 713.869.0404 SAWYER PARK SPORTS BAR SB 2412 Washington. 713.863.9350 www.sawyerparkhouston.com THE DIRT B 222 Yale. 713.426.4222 www.dirtbar.com
THE DRAKE L 1902 Washington. 713.861.9600 www.thedrakebar.com
NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR B 2913 Main St. www.art-bar.net
DAN ELECTRO’S GUITAR BAR B LM 1031 E. 24th St. 713.862.8707 www.danelectrosguitarbar.com
THE SOCIAL B 3730 Washington. 713.426.5585 www.thesocialinfo.com
DARKHORSE TAVERN B 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com
KOBAIN B 33 Waugh. 713.862.9911 www.kobain.net MANOR ON WASHINGTON L 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com NOX C 4701 Nett. 281.701.4248 www.noxhouston.com ONION CREEK B 3106 White Oak. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com PANDORA L 1815 Washington. 832.296.6220 PEARL BAR B 4216 Washington. 713.863.5337 www.thepearlbarhouston.com
KOMODO’S B 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501 LEON’S LOUNGE L 1006 McGowen. 713.659.3052
THE LOT B 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 www.thelothouston.com
EI8TH B 5102 Washington. 713.880.3500
IBIZA LOUNGE NEXT DOOR L F 2450 Louisiana. 713.520.7300 www.ibizaloungenextdoor.com
THE DRINKERY B 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617
BOOM BOOM ROOM B F 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.myspace.com/ boomboomroomhouston
DUBLINER LOUNGE B 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300
HOWL AT THE MOON L 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com
13 CELSIUS W 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 www.13celsius.com 3RD BAR B F 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282 BOND LOUNGE C+L 2700 Milam. 713.529.2663 www.bond2700.com COACHES SB 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachesjv.com CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE B F 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com DECO L 510 Gray. 713.659.4900 www.decohouston.com EL PATIO C F 2416 Brazos. 713.523.8181 www.elpatio.com EPIC C+L 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531
THE MAPLE LEAF B 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com THE MINK/THE BACKROOM B 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com OPEN CITY L 2416-A Brazos. 832.483.8357 www.ochouston.com RICH’S C 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606 SAINT DANE’S BAR + GRILL B 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040
STATUS C 2404 San Jacinto. 713.659.5400 www.myspace.com/statushouston SWIVEL L F 2621 Milam. 713.222.2057 www.swivelhouston.com THE WET SPOT SB 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 TIPSY CLOVER B 2416 Brazos. 713.524.8782 UNION BAR B+L 2708 Bagby. 281.974.1916 www.myspace.com/unionlounge WHISKEY CREEK B 2905 Travis. 713.526.4225 www.whiskeycreekhouston.com
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XO BAR & LOUNGE C 2611 San Jacinto. 713.651.9900 www.myspace.com/xohouston
MCELROY’S PUB B 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com
montrose + shepherd
METEOR B 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 www.meteorhouston.com
ABSINTHE L F 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 www.absinthelounge.com
THE NEXT DOOR B+L 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712
AGORA B F 1717 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 www.agorahouston.com
NUMBERS C 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com
ANvIL+REfUGE B F 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com
ORANGE SPORTS BAR SB NEW 1613 Richmond Ave. 832.675.9569
AvANTGARDEN B+L LM 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com
PRAvADA C 2815 S. Shepherd. 713.533.1200 www.pravadahouston.com
BOHEME WINE & CAfÉ BAR W 307 fairview. 713.269.0859 www.barboheme.com
PRIvE L 910 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.privelounge.com
BOONDOCKS B+C LM 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 www.myspace.com/boondocksbar
POISON GIRL L 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929
BYZANTIO B F 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com
SOUTH BEACH C 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com
CATBIRDS B 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 www.catbirds.com
SCOTT GERTNER’S SKYBAR L 3400 Montrose. 713.520.9688
CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB B LM 4100 Montrose. 713.522.9021 www.blacklaboradorpub.com
THE STAG’S HEAD B 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com
GUAvA LAMP L 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com
THE TAvERN SB F 1340 W. Gray. 713.522.5159 www.thetavernongray.com
THE DAvENPORT L 2115 Richmond. 713.520.1140
vELvET MELvIN B 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798
THE fLAT B 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 GRIff’S SB 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912 THE HARP B 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 LOLA’S B 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 LZ PUB B 2239 Richmond. 713.522.7118
outer loop 300 HOUSTON BOWLING B 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.300houston.com DENIM BAR B F 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com THE DERRICK TAvERN B LM 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com fIREHOUSE SALOON CB LM 5930 Southwest frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com HUSH C 15625 Katy frwy. 713.330.4874 www.hushonline.com vINE WINE ROOM W 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com vINO 100 W 11693 Westheimer. 281.759.4100 www.vino100houston.com
vINTAGE L 2108 Kipling. 713.522.4200
museum district MONARCH LOUNGE | Hotel ZaZa L F 5701 Main 713.526.1991 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com ZIMM’S MARTINI & WINE L 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002 www.zimmsbar.com
YARD HOUSE B f 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre. 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com
rice village ARMADILLO PALACE B F 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com BAKER STREET PUB B LM 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com BAM BOU C+L 2540 University. 713.521.7222 www.bambouhouston.com BRIAN O’NEILL’S B 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com
KAY’S LOUNGE L 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858 LITTLE WOODROW’S B 5611 Morningside. 713.521.2337 www.littlewoodrows.com THE GINGER MAN B 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com
THE WINE BUCKET W 2311 W. Alabama. 713.942.9463 www.thewinebucket.com UNDER THE vOLCANO C 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 www.cabomixmex.com
THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S B F 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com
vOLCANO B 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282
EIGHTEEN TWENTY L 1820 franklin. 713.224.5535
river oaks + kirby
LUCKY’S PUB SB 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 www.luckyspub.com
BLANCO’S CB 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 COvA W 5600 Kirby. 713.838.0700 5555 Washington. 713.868.3366 www.covawines.com
THE GREEN ROOM C LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 THE MERIDIAN C LM 1503 Chartres. 713.225.1717 www.meridianhouston.com
DOWNING STREET W F 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com
WAREHOUSE LIvE LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com
KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB B 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com
LIZZARD’S PUB B+C 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610 MERCER LOUNGE C 3302 Mercer. 713.627.1132 www.mercerhouston.com MEZZANINE LOUNGE SB F 2200 Southwest frwy. 713.528.MEZZ www.mezzaninelounge.com MUGSY’S B 2239 Richmond Ave.. 713.522.7118 THE BIG EASY B LM 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 www.thebigeasyblues.com
midtown montrose + shepherd museum district
outer loop rice village river oaks
warehouse district downtown galleria+uptown
BRONX BAR B 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9690 ERNIE’S ON BANKS SB 1010 Banks. 713.526.4566 www.erniesonbanks.com
THE RED ROOM L 2736 virginia St. 713.520.5666 www.redroomhouston.com
THE GALLANT KNIGHT B lm 2511 Bissonnet. 713.942.9940 www.thegallantknight.com
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Bea Here Now By Beatrice Valencia
IF YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED, THE FORMAT IS CHANGING A BIT TO WHAT I HAD HOPED IT WOULD BE A WHILE BACK. LESS EDITORIAL LOOKING AND SCRAPBOOKIER. I’M WORKING (REALLY HARD) ON GETTING USED TO PHOTOGRAPHING MY FOOD AND BEVERAGES BEFORE I DOWN THEM. I’LL ADMIT I’M A BETTER WRITER THAN PHOTOGRAPHER AND THERE’S SOMETHING STRANGE ABOUT SHOOTING ALL THE FOOD YOU EAT BEFORE YOU EAT IT. BUT DON’T WORRY I’M NOT GOING TO START A BLOG WITH DOCUMENTATION OF MY FOOD. THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE FILLING THAT VOID FOR ALL OF US. THE PICTURES YOU WILL GET TO SEE THIS MONTH DOCUMENT THE COMEBACK OF A “TITAN” SO TO SPEAK, A GUILTY (BUT POPULAR) PLEASURE, AND SURPRISES FROM THE SEA.
BRENNAN’S & THE COURTYARD BAR 3300 Smith Street 713.522.9711 www.brennanshouston.com After Ike decimated the structure with an inferno that lit up the dark sky on that nightmarish evening, they’re back and more beautiful than EVER. Still in the same location, various dining areas are fabulously decorated. The dining room boasts yellow oversized seating. The bar is a wonderland. I love the deer on the salmon colored fabric found on the chairs and the glow of the lighting overhead. And then there’s the courtyard. The iron seating and landscaping, with ivy climbing the walls, is quite magical. You might even catch a few birds bathing in the fountain. But I’m ABSOULTELY enamored with the room located on the second floor with latticed, mirrored walls and gold chivarri chairs with coral cushions. It’s pure perfection! One look and I was already mentally listing all the wedding events I still need to host just to use that space. Ladies, you’ll LOVE it. We sat outside (soaking in all the beautiful weather days that are left) in the courtyard to fete my brother’s birthday. Our service, from the moment I walked in, fiancé in hand (late, of course…) was phenomenal. I had the chopped salad to start and split the filet of Harris Ranch Black Angus Beef. My chopped salad with hearts of romaine, cane jelly glazed bacon, pressed egg and a Parmesan cheese straw came freshly tossed in a cayenne avocado dressing. The glazed bacon added a nice sweet touch to a savory mixture. A nice plump filet, pre-split, was served over Yukon Gold French potato puree with Bordeaux roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions and “barrel aged” Worcestershire. I love it when your split dish is served split.
CRAVE CUPCAKES 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7823 www.cravecupcakes.com Cupcakes and girls. I don’t know what it is but this cupcake shop has a
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cult following of…girls. Could it be its sweet, fluffy goodness? Or the colorful and cute mounds make a delicious “accessory”? My take, it’s all of the above. The cute white box or cup with their tiffanyblue, chic circular label has almost become a status symbol. Yeah, anyone can carry a Starbucks cup but a Crave cup is original. After a day of pulling for a photo shoot and a quick lunch at Uptown Sushi, I needed something sweet. Luckily, Crave is right down the street. With the hustle and bustle around (and in) the place, you would think they’re giving cupcakes away. With all the cupcakes beautifully displayed and the glass partition separating you from several pastry chefs frosting or baking, you can get lost in a sugary lala land. Refusing to wait to be in the car to taste my vanilla/vanilla, I took a bite walking to the parking lot. Holy cow!!! They forgot to mention that it’s vanilla BEAN! That little detail makes all the difference. I should’ve ordered two! I suddenly felt like that kid – messy face, devouring sweets with mom telling me not to touch a thing in the car. Pure delight, sugarhigh in effect! And the coffee, it’s delish – made on the spot, blazing hot. I see the obsession and you can consider me a fan.
SUSHI RE-BIRTH Uptown Sushi- 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200 www.uptown-sushi.com The joy of sushi! Although pricy (worth every dollar) for
such small morsels, it’s highly enjoyable. I learned this the hard way. After finding really decently priced, delicious sushi and having my eureka moment, my dreams were shattered with a bout of food poisoning. Not fun, people. Not fun. I stayed away from sushi for months! Literally, terrified of ever having to experience that again. Uptown is my sister’s favorite so I found myself back in my old haunt, cautiously anticipating our lunch order. With new items on the menu and still feeling apprehensive, I let her do the ordering. Ten minutes later, I’m table-covered in sushi heaven. The freshness is astounding. Any roll (Millennium is my favorite) will knock your socks off. And who can resist a little tempura! Have it in a Crazy roll or like us, as is – shrimp tempura in all its goodness!
HEB SUSHIYA KIOSK - BUNKER HILL 9710 Katy Freeway 713.647.5900 Being that I can’t always visit Uptown Sushi, I get my fix at HEB. Yes, you read that correctly. Sushiya, their sushi kiosk, is AMAZING. Three reasons: it’s so close to me, they offer a variety of rolls in brown rice, and the prices are pretty reasonable. OK, four reasons – it’s pretty freaking good!
CASEY’S SEAFOOD CAFE 3802 Seawall Blvd. 409.762.9625 ext. 276 If you are looking for fried seafood yumminess, look no further than Casey’s Seafood Café located next door to Gaido’s. They offer several platters that could be shared or if you’re hungry, enjoyed alone. Visit Galveston, sit by the Seawall and enjoy! The giant crawfish outside means you’ve found them.
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cd reviews By Lance Scott Walker
CARIBOU Swim (Merge) This is a slinky record, slippery. It streaks along. To really dig it, though, you have to decontextualize it from Daniel Snaith’s previous work. It’s different. And it runs with the ball, maybe down to the other end of the field. And where else to go? 2007’s Andorra was so widely, critically acclaimed that even his most fervent of fans would want to take a deep breath before dropping the needle on this one. And in the tradition of anyone running down the field the opposite way, he never stops. In that, he gets to a more minimal place with Swim, a 9-track, 43-minute journey that one can read as a synthesis of his more psychedelic work and his pop work, with a minimalist approach that unapologetically takes the piss out of both of them. It works, and one should hope that his collaboration with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys was just the start of something – not just for the fact of them working together, but for the obvious influence heard here. THE NATIONAL High Violet (4AD) It’s not that there’s nothing to get; it’s that there’s no way to get it. Every album, every song, every corner they turn, The National are trying. Trying to do something, trying to reach somewhere. For some, perhaps they get it. Perhaps they reach that intangible thing for which they’ve been reaching their entire career. Some folks certainly get it. Or get them. But still, as much as one can read into the lyrics, the vocal intonations or the language of the instruments from album to album, there’s still just something so disingenuous about the music The National makes. It could be in the production, which is way overproduced in this case, almost to the point of them not sounding like a rock band. Maybe it’s in the musicianship – overplayed at many a juncture. Maybe it’s in the underwhelming singing effort by Matt Berninger – though maybe he’s just an underwhelming singer. It’s a quandary. There are good songs here, to be sure, with “Lemonworld” emerging as difficult not to like in the “Under The Milky Way” kind of way. Maybe too milky. Overproduced. Trying too hard to prove something, be something that they are not, to prove they’re not trying to prove anything. Sometimes, the only way is to stop trying so hard. TENDER FOREVER No Snare (K) Portland’s Melanie Valera is a French import who writes tiny pop songs that, if someone else recorded them, would stay tiny. Instead, she produces them in a massive way with lots of strings and all the right dynamics to make them big – all the while retaining the frenetic, pained energy you could imagine she would have were she to play these songs in a café with an acoustic guitar. The horror! And yet, there again, she transcends that. The strings/synth work on this, her third effort, should be noted, as they give an unimaginable depth to songs that might otherwise get overlooked. There is an admittedly unique sexual energy to these songs, and it’s not because Valera likes girls. No, it’s because she injects enough masculinity in her songs to borrow from it without a nod to it. There are big kick drums with rattles attached to them, lots of handclaps, perhaps a smidgen of guitar here and there and, as advertised, no snare. So what’s she trying to tell you?
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on our enizagam+200
radar gastronomy Good news for PHOENICIA SPECIALTY FOOD lovers who hate trekking out west for their favorite Turkish treat! Marvy Finger, developer of the downtown luxury high-rise One Park Place, has announced that Phoenicia Specialty Foods will open a 28,000-square-foot gourmet market on the ground floor of the building this coming December. Another plus? The in-store café will be open for breakfast lunch, and dinner – and the space will be inviting for eating, drinking and just hanging out.
H O T
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53. Forever young
13. Simple disguise
37. Workout rooms
1. Titled women
56. Antarctic sight
61. Clock face
10. Picket line crosser
62. Destination for
22. National bird
41. IRS staffer
14. Martini garnish
Lewis Carroll’s Alice,
45. Money handler
or local musician
26. Start of a whis-
16. Nursery King
Carolyn who plays
47. Canned heat
17. Ethnic holiday
Dan Electro’s this
27. Musical composi-
found only in Texas
49. Like a gymnast
19. Sinuous dance
64. End of a threat
28. Pack down
50. Poke fun at
65. Burn balm
29. Something up
52. Duck down
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31. Picnic pests
23. Heavenly bear
32. “Well, lah-di-
57. Old Glory
68. Alaska before
58. Hit the ground
34. Farewell, Italian
59. First word in a
69. Poet Nash
35. Woman of the
60. Utopia 63. Neither’s partner
30. Western star? 33. Practice pugilism
1. Karate school
36. Energy source
35. Joke or choke
38. Ete in Paris or
3. Short skirt
verano in Madrid
4. Neck and neck
42. Recipe amt.
5. Begin a journey
43. They may have
7. Almost forever
44. High school
8. Does something
9. Helmut of
46. Old Testament
51. Without ice
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FOR THE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CONSUMER, SUGARCANE, THE LATEST AND GREATEST BAR TO OPEN UP ON THE EVER-EXPANDING WASHINGTON AVENUE, IS BOASTING A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTHY DRINK OPTIONS (WHICH MAY CURB YOUR HANGOVER!). The son of Jorge Sneider, founder of the giant, pink and recently closed I10 landmark Las Alamedas Restaurant, has finally opened his new traditional Mexican cantina, LAS VENTANAS. After months of anticipation, this family-friendly restaurant has recreation and ‘ritas to please patrons of all ages! HOT OFF THE PRESS! McCORMICK & SCHMIDT’S IS SLATED TO OPEN ANOTHER LOCATION IN TOWN & COUNTRY AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. TRIO STEAKHOUSE AND BAR is the latest restaurant to come from Youssef Nafaa, who brought you Houston staples Mia Bella Trattoria and Mi Luna, among others. The new restaurant just opened in Vintage Park, the theme-designed center at Highway 249 and Louetta. Offering dishes that range from the familiar (filet mignon and New York strip) to the more inventive (braised veal osso bucco and oxtail pie), Trio is sure to be a success.
Green HIGHLAND VILLAGE recently implemented a center-wide Single Stream Recycling Program that utilizes technological innovations to drastically simplify the recycling process, therefore making it more feasible for Highland Village’s fifty tenants to actively participate. Single Stream Recycling allows a wide range of recyclables such as newspaper, office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and steel and aluminum cans to be placed in a single receptacle – no sorting necessary. Twenty such receptacles have been distributed throughout Highland Village to ensure convenient access for all tenants.
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