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002houston | MAY 2014 | volume 16 | issue 185

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Photography by Batli Joselevitz

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ay flowers are sprouting up everywhere along with a variety of birds and all things spring related. (Unfortunately this includes allergies, but I digress.) Our feature story Summertime and the Living is Exciting on page 38 is dedicated to some of the things you can do this month and moving into the summer. There’re wildflowers as close as Memorial Park or a new family garden opening in Austin worth a visit. And those birds I mentioned, there’s plenty of close spots to catch a visiting bird or two. And what would summer be without pools? There’re swim lessons for the little ones as well as public pools and splash parks opening later this month. Looking for a day trip with the family? We’ve got that covered to from caverns to water parks. So you really have no excuse! One of the reasons we are blessed to see so many wildflower and birds is thanks to all the green spaces throughout town promoting flora and fauna. This month’s nonprofit will only add to our city’s wonderful public parks helping to create community in Houston. And real estate is also booming. Check out the new restaurants and developments on the rise in On Our Radar.

Stop and smell the roses, jasmine, bluebonnets or whatever is blooming near you this month!

Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief

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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE TORRAS FAMILY WHO ALLOWED US TO SHOOT ON THE GORGEOUS GROUNDS OF THEIR HOME FOR OUR COVER. WE FELT TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER COUNTRY SHOOTING BY THEIR POOL. Photography by Collin Kelly Model Brittany Clark from Page 713 Hair + makeup by Bianca Linette Styling by Marzifat Swimsuits from La Mode in River Oaks Shopping Center Sandals Mara Hoffman


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WHO’S WHO

MAY 2014 | FEATURES VOLUME 16 - ISSUE 185

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4 letter from the editor 6 features + who’s who 8 on our radar 10 calendar 12 FOOD + DRINK 14 chef’s special: jennifer ramos 16 dine write: little matt’s 18 open 20 taste of the town – sicily dickenson 23 club review: lei low 22 restaurant listing 25 the brunch bunch 26 bar|club|lounge listings 28 ARTS 29 fresh arts 30 museum district 32 art houses 34 gish at the movies 36 recording: bagheera

38 LOCAL + COMMUNITY 38 summertime and the living is exciting 44 nonprofit: evelyn’s park conservancy 46 people of houston 48 where to live: sugar land 50 on our radar real estate 52 scene 56 STYLE + LEISURE 57 fat finds 58 things I love 60 destination: kenya 62 mentertainment 63 born cool 64 DESIGN 65 tools + gadgets 66 deals 68 houston map 70 downtown map 71 uptown map 72 the brew | crossword puzzle 74 phone shot

PUBLISHER | OWNER alejandro martinéz ext 2 a.martinez@002mag.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF carla valencia de martinéz ext 3 c.valencia@002mag.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett CREATIVE DIRECTOR gabriella nissen ext 8 gaby@002mag.com ART DIRECTOR alex rosa ext 4 arosa@002mag.com SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR batli joselevitz ext 9 batli@002mag.com ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE caitlin woodman ext 5 caitlin@002mag.com | mobile 806.681.6122 erin cavey ext 7 erin@002mag.com | mobile 281.630.8356 OUTSIDE ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVES jordan campbell jordan@002mag.com | mobile 832.492.5731 william king w.king@002mag.com | mobile 832.788.3738 carlos valencia cevalencia@002mag.com | mobile 713.855.1584 jason brown jbrown@002mag.com | mobile 832.537.8904 brian balboa balboa@002mag.com | mobile 281.467.3944 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE luca tommasi accounting@002mag.com PHOTOGRAPHERS max burkhalter, collin kelly, daniel ortiz, anthony rathbun, sofia van der dys CONTRIBUTING WRITERS michael cook, marzi fatemizadeh, michael garfield, sarah gish, tricia harrison, jeff lane, dominique mcghee, vico puentes, sandra ramani, lance scott walker, scott ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS collin kelly, meredith flaherty, chinh phan, jenny antill, artur garcia, nima ghedami, julie soefer, www.lastnightpics.com CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR paige moore INTERN ida sameri

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ON OUR RADAR | CALENDAR

ON OUR RADAR NOTHING SINGS OF SPRING LIKE WILDFLOWERS AND CHIRPING BIRDS. THE POSTAL SERVICE RECENTLY RELEASED 10 COLORFUL SONGBIRDS FOREVER STAMPS DEPICTING THE WESTERN MEADOWLARK, THE MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, THE WESTERN TANAGER, THE PAINTED BUNTING, THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE, THE EVENING GROSBEAK, THE SCARLET TANAGER, THE ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, THE AMERICAN GOLDFINCH AND THE WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. www.usps.com/stamps

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WE’VE GROWN TO LOVE NATIVE HOUSTONIAN CASE LARKIN BLOND’S POP-UP SHOP. MR LARKIN SETS UP SHOP IN WEST UNIVERSITY AT 1714 SUNSET BLVD. THRU MAY 24, AND NO DOUBT WILL BE STOCKED WITH LARKIN’S WELL CURATED HANDMADE GOODS OF WOMEN’S CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES AND A LITTLE HOME AND KIDS GOODS.

Photography by Nima Ghedami

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Smokey Dame Embellished Stretch Bracelet, $46

Nordstrom and BaubleBar partnered last month to launch the Nordstrom Loves BaubleBar pop-up bar – capsule collection of new and exclusive bracelets, necklaces and earrings ranging from $24–$68.

LILY RAIN RECENTLY OPENED A 3,000SF FLAGSHIP STORE IN RICE VILLAGE. EXPECT CREATIVE MERCHANDISING INSPIRED FROM OBSCURE EUROPEAN EMPORIUMS, OPEN AIR MARKETS, MUSEUMS AND BEST KEPT SECRET BOUTIQUES, WITH A GOAL OF MINGLING FASHION STAPLES WITH QUIRKY GIFTS AND HOME ACCESSORIES.

MANREADY MERCANTILE HAS OPENED UP SHOP IN THE HEIGHTS IN A BRAND NEW FLAGSHIP STORE. THE BEAUTIFULLY CURATED 2,400SF SPACE IS LOADED WITH THEIR SIGNATURE EPONYMOUS LINE AS WELL AS THEIR T.S. WEAVER LINE OF HARD GOODS PLUS A VARIETY OF CLOTHING LINES, HOME GOODS AND A DIVERSE SELECTION OF MAKERS NATIONWIDE. WWW.MANREADY.COM

Local do-good company Priya has been working with sex trafficking victims for the last two years and has expanded its line to include jewelry handcrafted by metal and gemstone artisans in Jaipur, India. www.shoppriya.com

Houston Public Media debuted a new brand last month launching a new website integrating news, arts and educational content of its multimedia platform. www.houstonpublicmedia.org combines content from its broadcast outlets: TV8, News 88.7 and Classical 91.7. One of the benefits of combining the platforms is that users will be able to explore their interests across all of the Houston Public Media offerings.

CUBAN AMERICAN ARTIST ALBERTO GODOY PRESENTS HIS MOST RECENT COMPILATION OF 25 PIECES REFLECTING THE FUSION OF CULTURAL, AESTHETIC AND HISTORICAL VALUES IN HIS LIFE. THE EXHIBIT OPENS ON MAY 23 AT HIS NEW STUDIO GALLERY. Godoy Studio Gallery, 2000A Edwards, Studio 316. godoystudio@yahoo.com

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PERFORMING ARTS + CONCERTS + SPORTS + FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST

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ALLEY THEATRE alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com CWM PAVILION woodlandscenter.org DISCOVERY GREEN discoverygreen.com HOBBY 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org

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HOUSE OF BLUES hob.com JONES HALL 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATER 713.524.6706 mainstreettheater.com MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT) milleroutdoortheatre.com

JOHN LEGEND CULLEN HALL, U OF H Jones Hall HS: Beethoven’s Triple Concerto 2:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Mariners 1:10pm Wortham Center HGO: Carmen 7:30pm

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MAY CWM PAVILION Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 7:30pm

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CWM PAVILION HS: Celebration of Stanton Welch 8pm Jones Hall HS: Beethoven’s Triple Concerto 8pm HOB Thievery Corporation

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Discovery Green Bill Kirchen & Too Much FUN 6:30pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 7:30pm Wortham Center HGO: Carmen 7:30pm

HOB Christina Perri Hobby TUTS: Evita 2 & 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 3pm Toyota Center AVICII 7pm Wortham Center Houston Latin American Philharmonic: Mother’s Day Serenade 4pm

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CWM PAVILION Styx with Foreigner 7pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 2 & 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 3pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. White Sox 1:10pm

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Discovery Green Quiet Company; Finnegan 6:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 7:30pm Wortham Center HB: Modern Masters 7:30pm

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Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 7:30pm Hobby Gexa Broadway Series: War Horse 7:30pm

PLAN AHEAD Bayou Music Center Move Live: Julianne & Derek Hough June 4 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne June 5 | James Taylor June 14 | Lionel Richie with Ceelo Green July 12 Toyota Center Romeo Santos June 4

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Discovery Green Chuck Mead of BR549 & The Grassy Knoll Boys 6:30pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 7:30pm

CWM PAVILIONJimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band 8pm Discovery Green Kashmere Reunion Stage Band 6:30pm Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 7:30pm Hobby Gexa Broadway Series: War Horse 7:30pm Main Street TheatreHeartbreak House 7:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Orioles 7:10pm

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CWM PAVILION HS: Best of Beethoven 8pm Jones Hall SPA: It Gets Better 8pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Mariners 7:10pm Wortham Center HGO: Carmen 7:30pm | Da Camera: Late Style Now – Adams Andriessen, Reich 8pm

CWM PAVILION HGO: Carmen 8pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 8pm | Ars Lyrica: A Baroque Wedding Feast 8pm Jones Hall HS: Symphony of a Thousand 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 8pm Wortham Center SPA: Alonzo King LINES Ballet 8pm

CWM PAVILION Dave Matthews Band 7pm Bayou Music Center Ledisi The Truth Tour 8pm Hobby Ars Lyrica: A Baroque Wedding Feast 8pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 8pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. White Sox 7:10pm Wortham Center SPA: Christina and Michelle Naughton, Dueling Pianos 8pm

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CWM PAVILION Journey and Steve Miller Band 6:45pm Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 8pm Jones Hall HS: Symphonic Spectacular! 8pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 8pm NRG STADIUM Sonu Nigam Live 7pm

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Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 8pm | Good People 8pm Hobby Gexa Broadway Series: War Horse 8pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 8pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Orioles 7:10pm Wortham Center HB: Modern Masters 7:30pm

Bayou Music Center El Conde De Guacharro 9pm Jones Hall SPA: It Gets Better 8pm Main Street Theatre Jake and the Giant Peach 1 & 4pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Mariners 3:10pm Wortham Center HGO: Carmen 7:30pm | Da Camera: Late Style Now – Adams Andriessen, Reich 8pm

CWM PAVILION Celebration of Stanton Welch 8pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 2 & 8pm Jones Hall HS: Symphony of a Thousand 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 8pm | Jake and the Giant Peach 1 & 4pm Wortham Center HGO: Carmen 7:30pm

Bayou Music Center Houston Roller Derby – May Bout 7pm Hobby TUTS: Evita 7:30pm Jones Hall HS: 2014 Ball 7:30pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 8pm | Jake and the Giant Peach 1 & 4pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. White Sox 3:10pm

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MAY 31 – JUNE 1 FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST AT ELEANOR TINSLEY PARK WWW.FPSF.COM Alley Theatre Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 2:30 & 8pm | Good People 2:30 & 8pm Hobby Gexa Broadway Series: War Horse 2 & 8pm Main Street Theatre Heartbreak House 7:30pm Minute Maid Park Astros vs. Orioles 3:10pm Wortham Center HB: Modern Masters 8pm may 14 | www.002mag.com .11


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CHEF’S SPECIAL | DINE WRITE | OPEN | TASTE OF THE TOWN | CLUB REVIEW | THE BRUNCH BUNCH Interview by Lance Scott Walker Photography by Julian Bajsel

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FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST, ON THE SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 31, THERE WILL BE AN EPIC BREAKFAST HOSTED BY DUTCH SMALL, WITH FOOD BY PHILIP SPEER (OF UCHI), MUSIC BY DAN THE AUTOMATOR (GORILLAZ, DELTRON 3030, HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL, LOVAGE) AND BUN B. ORGANIZER DUTCH SMALL SAID: “THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR I’VE PRODUCED THIS EVENT. I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE AMAZING PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT IT AND BRING NEEDED ATTENTION TO ALL OF THESE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. I THINK FPSF REALLY ENCAPSULATES ALL THAT IS GREAT ABOUT HOUSTON, AND THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US TO CELEBRATE OUR CITY TOGETHER.” RIGHT ON! I TALKED TO CHEF PHILIP SPEER A LITTLE ABOUT THE FOOD.

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Bun B, Dan the Automater, Chef Philip Speer, Dutch Small So I know you’re developing the menu thematically. What do you have in mind as of now? I wanted it to be a pretty conceptual story. I almost wanted to do like a soundtrack, where we have Dan producing the music, the beats or whatever it may be, and then Bun B doing more of a narrative than a hiphop, rapping performance. So he’s doing more of a narrative of this soundtrack that we’ve created for the whole experience. And then the food will sort of go hand in hand with the narrative to create a pretty conceptual experience. I can’t really pinpoint a theme at this point, because I definitely wouldn’t say it’s thematic in that way. It’s more how the narrative for the music and the food sort of all work with each other. Are you doing anything different food-wise that doesn’t have anything to do with the theme but kind of something overall you’re doing different with the food? Yeah, absolutely. I mean, the first year there was no other element involved other than the food itself. And it was pretty straightforward Japanese-style breakfast. It

went over very well. The following year, when we paired up with Bun, we did five courses against five of his verses. We did “candy,” we did “ice,” we did all of these songs that sort of went with a specific food or breakfast theme. That made it very different from the first year. This year, we definitely always wanna push it. You’re not gonna get green eggs and ham again — with the eggs that had “herbs” mixed into ’em, the play on that being the herbs… I was about to say! So yeah it’s definitely gonna be very different. Until we all collaborate again and hear some of the music, I can’t really plan anything too much but I have some things in mind. It’ll definitely be a cool brunch-style thing that will not repeat anything that we’ve done up to this point.

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ON OUR RADAR FOOD+DRINK Piatto Ristorante opens a new location in The Heights making this Carrabba family-owned company’s first foray into the inner loop. Located at 111 Studewood St., the location will feature many of the staples of The Galleria area’s location like the original Sicilian family recipes, fresh ingredients and home-away-from-home atmosphere. JUICE GIRL MOVED TO ITS NEW LOCATION AT 238 W. 19TH ST AT THE END OF APRIL.

THE BUILD-YOUR-OWN BURGER CONCEPT, THE COUNTER ON WASHINGTON AVE., LAUNCHES A NEW MENU FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEN YEARS. LOOK FOR NEW ADDITIONS INCLUDING DEVILED EGGS, KALE AND HIPPIE SALADS, SOUTHEAST ASIAN AHI BURGER AND THE UN-BRI-LIEVABLE BURGER PLUS BURGER BOWLS AND MORE.

Houston-based Little Soya is going to space! NASA has approved the little fish containers for the Space Food Systems Lab to send to the International Space Station. The little fish are slated to make it to orbit in June 2014. The trendy Galleria-area Hotel Derek has finally made their über-small pool area usable with a new three-story movie wall mural in the SPLASH pool area. The neighboring parking garage overlooking the pool was turned into a movie wall masterpiece which will show flicks for guests.

West Ave. Korean hotspot Nara, by Chef Donald Chang, launches lunch and social hour menus featuring an array of new Korean dishes from 11am – 2pm with social hour discounted dishes and drinks at the bar, lounge and patio areas weekdays from 5 – 7pm. www.narahouston.com LOCAL FOODS BY BENY LEVIT AND CHEF/PARTNER DYLAN MURRAY OPENED IN THE OLD TACO MILAGRO SPOT ON KIRBY TO RAVE REVIEWS. THE GOURMET SANDWICH SHOP WAS COMPLETELY REMODELED AND SERVES SIMPLE DISHES SPECIALIZING IN FRESH, WHOLE FOODS – LOCAL EDIBLES AND SEASONAL SALADS, FRESH SOUPS AND HOMEMADE SNACKS FOR THE TAKING. THERE’S A HUGE EMPHASIS ON FINDING AND USING AS MANY LOCAL PRODUCTS AS POSSIBLE. WWW.HOUSTONLOCALFOODS.COM

H-E-B recently introduced H-E-B Organics, the company’s own line of organic products at affordable prices, from produce such as salads, carrots and cheese to beef products as well. The line promises no GMOs; sustainable soil management methods; no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; organically fed meat with no added growth hormones or antibodies.

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CHEF JENNIFER RAMOS

Photography by Sofia van der Dys

OUI DESSERTS FRENCH DESSERTS

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SPOT FOR A BITE? Les Givral’s Kahve on Washington for the Rock N’ Roll Tofu! BEST BREAKFAST? Eggs and bacon at my house while listening to records. BEST BRUNCH? Dim Sum at Golden Palace.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEF? Mr. Alain Lenotre for being the master pastry chef that he is.

WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE KITCHEN AND WHY? Almond flour! WHAT UTENSIL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? I wouldn’t be able to roll out my tart dough without my rolling pin.

IS THERE A FOOD YOU WON’T EAT? I didn’t think there was until I tried chicken feet. WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD? The LuAnn Platter from Luby’s with tilapia, cabbage, mac and cheese and jalapeno cornbread roll.

WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE? Lazy people in the kitchen.

DO YOU USE A RECIPE OR WING IT? Consistency is important in baking so I use my recipes.

FAVORITE AFFORDABLE WINE? Fish Eye chardonnay. FAVORITE PLACE FOR DESSERT? The éclairs at Oui Desserts is my favorite right now. And the brownies at Houston’s.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE NEXT FOOD TREND? Extreme traditional. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR HOME REFRIGERATOR? That it’s completely empty. WHAT MAGAZINE COVER, OTHER THAN 002’S, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED ON? Wired

OUI DESSERTS 3411 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098 | 713.487.9788 | www.ouidesserts.com

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THE GIFT THAT IS LITTLE MATT’S LITTLE MATT’S

By Jeff Lane

Photography by Sarah Miller

WHEN JIM REID CAME ACROSS A PRIME LOCATION IN WEST U, HE HAD A GREAT SPOT FOR HIS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS. BUT INSTEAD OF ENVISIONING A LAVISH OFFICE, PERFECT FOR INKING DEALS WITH HOUSTON’S HEAVY HITTERS, JIM SAT ON A PAINT CAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SPACE AND SKETCHED AN IDEA ON A NAPKIN. WHAT HE CAME UP WITH WAS A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY, AND TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES WHOSE HEARTS ARE HEAVY. THIS IS THE DINE WRITE COLUMN, BY THE WAY. STICK WITH ME, IT’S COOL.

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Jim’s son Kevin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2000. He was 3½ years old. After three years of chemotherapy and radiation, he was pronounced in remission. Then in 2007, a relapse. While playing in a West University Little League game, Kevin collapsed due to a heart issue. In August that year, he received a bone marrow transplant from his sister Meghan at Texas Children’s Hospital. Today, Kevin is living the life of a normal teenager. For that, a grateful Jim Reid gives back. Little Matt’s – the name honors Matthews Motors, the previous tenant of 52 years – is not only a cool neighborhood restaurant. It’s the best of Americana, the hot spot for patrons pulling in on bicycles at 3pm. The place peddles snow cones and sweet candy confections, and is wired for Xbox, arcade games and widescreen TVs. It’s extremely popular. Reid said they’ve seen a 40% increase over last year, which is especially nice considering where the money goes. “Our mission was to donate all proceeds to families at Texas Children’s who’ve been affected by cancer,” said Reid. “We have provided services and financial aid to over 340 families since opening in November 2009.” Little Matt’s donates parties for fundraisers for multiple charities, and is popular for birthdays and post-game Little League gatherings.

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They have grown-up food, too. I feasted on a huge slab of fresh Ahi tuna, seared medium rare on a toasted egg bun. Heaven on your lips. The tortilla soup is the best. Hearty, loaded with fresh vegetables and sticky cheese. So warm and filling you almost wish it were cold outside. The West Coast Spinach Salad is full of baby Portobello mushrooms, grilled balsamic red onion and sugary-spicy walnuts, among other wonderful things. The Miss Texas Chicken Sandwich, soaking in fresh guacamole, jack cheese and pesto aioli on sourdough, is quite popular. Go figure. Parents can enjoy a glass of wine or a margarita while kids go wild in the game room. A big wish board provides a public pad to express thoughts and prayers for ailing children. Along with scribbled hopes of Wiis and bicycles. Orders have your first name. No pagers or numbers. It’s personal. And there are even accounts, so the corn dogs and snow cones can go on the family tab to be settled next time Mom comes in. It’s a special place.

SAMPLE MENU SALADS West Coast Spinach Salad – fresh tossed baby spinach, grilled balsamic red onion, crispy pancetta, baby Portobello mushrooms, hardboiled eggs, topped with sugar and spicy walnuts. Served with Meyer Lemon Champagne Vinegar Dressing. $9.95 TEX-MEX & BURGERS Burrito in a Bowl – (no tortilla) served with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, choice of meat, sour cream, cheese and guacamole. $9.95

Chatham Blue Cheese – topped with a pile of crumbled blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and pesto aioli on a toasted bun. $9.95 KID’S Little Matt’s Triple Decker Grilled Cheese. $6.95 Corn Dog pancake-breaded corn dog. $6.95 Chicken Tenders hand-battered strips of chicken tossed in peppered flour, homemade honey butter and buttermilk. $6.95 Macaroni & Cheese totally cheesy, the way Mom makes it. $6.95

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OPEN Dominique McGhee co-founded the Houston-based blog The Monster Lifestyle. He is 23

Photography Dominique McGhee

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years old and loves to share his love of food with others. Life would not be complete without bacon, ice cream and Scooby Doo fruit snacks...did I mention bacon? You can catch Dominique around town searching for new places to eat, bars to hang out at and exploring all that the city has to offer. www.themonsterlifestyle.com | FB: Food Monsters | Twitter: @FoodMonsters

DREXEL HOUSE & WINE BAR | CHEF AARON WEBSTER

CUISINE American | www.twitter.com/drexelhouse | 3974 Westheimer Rd. | 713.960.0501 HOURS Mon – Thu 7am - 10pm; Fri 7am – 11pm; Sat 11am – 11pm; Sun 11am – 10pm

Oliver Goldsmith once said, “I love everything that is old – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” DREXEL HOUSE & WINE BAR IS THE PERFECT, QUAINT SPOT TO ENJOY A DELICIOUS MEAL OVER A GLASS OF WINE. Drexel House used to be a yogurt spot; the owners saw that the space had the potential to be so much more, and it’s a risk that has paid off. Conveniently located in Highland Village, Drexel House has a very relaxed and chic atmosphere. With its great wine selection and diverse (yet well-executed) menu it is already a neighborhood favorite. Take advantage of the patio. When I visited, I opted for the kale salad, bbq pizza, a glass of prosecco and topped it all off with their bread pudding. I was expecting the dishes to be small plate style, but was pleasantly surprised when the Texas-sized entrées arrived. The kale salad was very

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THE GROVE DO-NUTZ + DELI | CHEF RENDA & TAM HOANG

CUISINE Donuts, Coffee, More | www.facebook.com/TheGroveDoNutzDeli | 815 Plantation Dr., Richmond, TX | 281.232.6406 HOURS Mon – Wed 6am – 2pm; Thu – Fri: 6am – 3pm; Sat 7am – 2pm; Sun 8am – 12pm

In recent years, the donut craze has become über popular. We’ve seen everything from cronuts to donut burgers become mainstream and gain somewhat of a cult following. Some may think that donuts are simple and they all taste the same, but I like to believe that the simple things are often the hardest to get right consistently. THESE DONUTS ARE NOT OVERLY SWEET AND ARE JUST THE RIGHT TEXTURE. BY STAYING CURRENT AND AHEAD OF TRENDS, THE GROVE DONUT IS ABLE TO CREATE FUN FLAVORS THAT EXCITE BOTH CHILD AND ADULT ALIKE. I have a four-year-old sister who requests donuts every Saturday. It’s become a weekend ritual. I’m a huge fan of

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fresh; I like that they chose to chop the kale finely rather than leave it in bigger pieces. The bbq pizza was a great suggestion and I would add it to my list of “must-haves” each time I visit this restaurant. The bread pudding deserves a column for itself – it was perfectly moist, flavorful and perfect for sharing. I was a tad bit overzealous with this experience. As I dined, the waitress and owner Aaron both BBQ Pizza made sure that all of the guests were taken care of, being sure to build meaningful customer relationships. Looking to incite some fun out of guests, there are markers in the restroom hallway so that guests can draw on the walls and leave creative notes. Of course I had to participate. Highland Village is becoming far more hip and cool day by day, and Drexel House will only add to the cool factor.

anything bacon covered, dipped or flavored, and the maple and bacon donut is one of my favorites. They have Oreo®-covered donuts and even themed donuts like the Minion characters from Despicable Me. For the more traditional donut lover, there are regular flavors as well, but I guarantee you’ll want to venture off that path a bit once you step inside the shop. Visiting for a “late” breakfast is typiDonuts cally my choice since I’m not an early morning riser. Sometimes a sandwich along with a donut is more my speed along with a nice refreshing Caphin (another local treasure), so I opt for one of their well made deli sandwiches. While this hip donut shop may be out of the loop, it’s a commute that is well worth the visit.


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LOCAL FOODS | CHEF DYLAN MURRAY

CUISINE A gourmet selection of sandwiches and salads www.houstonlocalfoods.com | 2555 Kirby Dr. | 713.255.4440 HOURS Open Daily from 10am – 9pm

Local Foods has been one of my favorite restaurants since they first opened a couple of years back. When news broke that Local Foods would be opening a second location in the spot that Taco Milagro used to occupy, my exciteGrilled ment was somewhat doubranzino ble-sided, I must admit. THE with vegan cauliflower NEW LOCATION WILL BE au gratin and OFFERING DINNER AND FEATURES parmesan A FULL BAR. THEY’VE CREATED A SIMPLE, STRAIGHTroasted potatoes FORWARD DINNER MENU THAT IS SURE TO PLEASE. Chef Danny’s highlights include rotisserie chickens as well as lamb and whole fish options (each comes with your choice of 2 sides). What has made Local Foods such a favorite amongst Houstonians is the commitment to providing fresh, tasty and local products. This same philosophy has been carried over into the new location which will feature many fan favorites of the restaurant such as the Truffled Egg Salad. (I literally could eat this every day… take a container with you to go!) And it doesn’t just stop with providing well-flavored, fresh food. They’ve created an environment that is very inviting and fitting for the area. Vintage street maps of River Oaks from the 1950s adorn the walls and repurposed cabinetry and lighting were used to give the space a very comfortable feel. Local Foods may be the new guy in the neighborhood, but it’s definitely a neighbor you’ll want to get to know.

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LTHOUGH SHE’S LIVED IN FORT WORTH AND AUSTIN, SICILY DICKENSON SAYS HOUSTON IS WHERE SHE’S “GROWN UP” SINCE 2000 – BOTH IN HER CAREER AND AS A MOTHER TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS (6 AND 9 YEARS OLD). SHE’S SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AT NRG ENERGY WHERE SHE OVERSEES BRAND STRATEGY AND MARKETING, INCLUDING FOR ELECTRICITY PROVIDER RELIANT. HOME FOR HER YOUNG FAMILY (HUSBAND CHRIS AND THEIR YOUNG DAUGHTERS) IS HOUSTON’S WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD IN A HOME SURROUNDED BY TREES, JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND BUFFALO BAYOU. “I CAN’T IMAGINE ANOTHER CITY WHERE OUR HOUSE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS WOULD BE POSSIBLE. AND THAT’S NICE.” LIFE IS EVEN SWEETER WITH A LITTLE FRENCH BULLDOG, CAT AND A FEW FISH FOR GOOD MEASURE.

THE CY TWOMBLY GALLERY AT THE MENIL 1533 Sul Ross St. Houston, TX 77006 Need a moment (or an hour) of calm? The Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection is a beautiful little place with just eight rooms of art and a really distinctive smell. I think everyone who knows the gallery knows that smell. Inside, it’s the most peaceful place in the world. The pieces, the atmosphere, the people’ I just take everything in. Right outside the gallery stands this big oak tree that adds to the sense of serenity. It’s my favorite place.

SPARROW AND THE NEST 1020 Studewood Houston, TX 77008 If Etsy became a shop, it would be Sparrow and the Nest. I always go to this cute little boutique in The Heights to buy gifts. From really interesting artwork and unique jewelry to these cute little creature gardens, I can’t get enough of the creativity. The owner, Stephanie Lienhard (co-owner with her husband Andrew) makes lots of wonderful handmade soaps. It’s worth stopping in for a look.

AURORA PICTURE SHOW 2442 Bartlett St. Houston, TX 77098 There are so many reasons I love the Aurora Picture Show. Something interesting is always going on, and the artisans do a lot of outreach to help kids in the community get interested in filmmaking. It happens that Reliant will be doing a sponsorship there, which fits into our efforts to support a variety of causes that are important to the communities we serve. I love when the Aurora Picture Show hosts a movie on the lawn at the Menil and the short

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film festival. By staying independent and unique, they attract talent that we’d never see in Houston.

ANTIDOTE

Photography by Batli Joselevitz

729 Studewood St. Houston, TX 77007 My favorite coffee shop is Antidote, the cutest little place in The Heights. There are all sorts of people there from young professionals to the stay-at-home dads, and there is always interesting art on the walls. The people who own it are from New Orleans, and they make the best cortado known to man.

CRAFT SALON 2307 Dunlavy St. Houston, TX 77006 I have been friends with Cara Crafton for more than a decade. If ever there was a cross section of Houston, it’s inside Craft Salon. There are trendy kids getting their hair dyed blue and River Oaks socialite women getting their extensions. And nobody does Texas blonde like Craft. It’s a really cool place.

HOUSTON ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER 4501 Woodway Drive Houston, TX 77024 My life is pretty kid-focused right now, and I try to make sure we have some time outdoors, away from all the electronics. We go to the Arboretum, so that the kids can enjoy nature. When we’re there, it feels like we’re completely removed from the city. The kids run around, swing on ropes and go on short hikes. It’s our getaway on the weekend.


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LEI LOW

Photography by Daniel Ortiz

TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING RUM.

NORTH MAIN CERTAINLY HAS ITS PLACES TO HANG OUT: ALICE’S TALL TEXAN AND C&F DRIVE INN HAVE BEEN HOLDING COURT FOR AGES. BUT, HOW MANY OF YOU ACTUALLY CONSIDER NORTH MAIN A PLACE TO LAY LOW AND SIP TIKI DRINKS? SURELY YOU WOULD THINK UNDER THE VOLCANO OR MAYBE THE VOODOO QUEEN OR EVEN DOUBLE TROUBLE INSTEAD, BUT NONE OF THOSE RUMRUNNERS ARE ON NORTH MAIN. SPEAKING OF, NORTH MAIN IS A DISASTER RIGHT NOW BETWEEN THE 20TH/CAVALCADE INTERSECTION AND 610 BUT DON’T LET THE CONSTRUCTION DETER YOU – IT’S WELL WORTH THE TRIP TO LEI LOW... From the corner of a random 3-occupant strip center on the side of a road that has signs of Rebuild Houston all over it, Lei Low hides some unexpected charm. The beauty of a true tiki bar is its ability to transport you to another place, a place with hula skirts, coconuts, papasan chairs and thatch roofs. Lei Low does just this in a very real, noncheeky way. The mural outside and the lighted “Rum” sign above the blacked-out door tells you that you are in the right place. Inside, the plethora of tiki memorabilia scattered around the perfectly done interior give no indication whatsoever that you are still on North Main! With an interior like this, we really hoped the drinks would follow suit. Rum, rum, rum, rum rum!!! They have the Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s styled drinks down pat. The

page long menu of tropical libations display the flare, craft and house-made ingredients you would hope to find in any great tiki bar. Our Fire at Aku Aku was not only awesome, it was literally on FIRE. Lei Low has up to 4 beers on tap too. You like rum? Well, Lei Low loves rum and they would be happy to tell you all about it (let’s just keep the asking to when the bar is a little slower, ok?). Haven’t enjoyed straight rum, neat? You are missing out.

Sitting on the papasan chairs on a recent Friday night, we started wondering just how long we had been inside this North LEI LOW Main mirage…just then the bar man turned to 6412 N. Main | Houston, TX 77009 us and said, “Time flies when you’re having 713.380.2968 | twitter: @leilowhtx.com rum.”

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002food+drink RESTAURANT LISTINGS HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND | THE WOODLANDS

american 024 GRILLE www.024grille.com 945 Gessner Road. 281.501.4350 *17 | inside Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.thesamhoustonhotel.com 51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com

CINQ www.lacolombedor.com 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750

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

UNDERBELLY www.underbellyhouston.com 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9800

COOK & COLLINS www.cookandcollins.com 2416 Brazos St. 832.701.1973

LOCAL FOODS www.houstonlocalfoods.com 2424 Dunstan. 713.521.7800

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

CORNER TABLE www.cornertablebhm.com 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9196

MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.2632 www.neimanmarcus.com

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

CROSSROADS www.houseofblues.com 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com DOWN HOUSE www.downhousehouston.com 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696

AMERICAS www.cordua.com 4 Houston locations ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 | www.cordua.com BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations BEAVER’S www.beavershouston.com 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545 BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218

EDDIE V’S www.eddiev.com •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com FRANK’S AMERICAN REVIVAL 3736 Westheimer. 713.572.8600 www.frankshouston.com GLASS WALL www.glasswalltherestaurant.com 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930 HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com

HEARSAY

51FIFTEEN

ELEVEN XI www.elevenxihouston.com 607 W. Gray. 713.529.5881

BRC www.brcgastropub.com 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 BROOKLYN ATHLETIC CLUB www.thebrooklynathleticclub.com 601 Richmond Ave. 713.527.4440

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

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

LAURENZO’S www.laurenzos.net 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111

CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848

LIBERTY KITCHEN www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com 1050 Studewood St. 713.802.0533

CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857

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LIBERTY KITCHEN & OYSTERETTE www.libertykitchenoysterette.com 424 San Felipe. 713.622.1010

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

asian

RA SUSHI www.rasushi.com • 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 • 799 Town & Country. 713.331.2792 RED PIER [asian fusion] www.theredpier.com 2704 Milam St. 713.807.7726 PREVIEW [sushi] www.previewmodernseafood.com 4645 Highway 6.

AMBROSIA www.ambrosiatx.com 2003 Lexington. 832.649.4636

SOMA www.somasushi.com 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726

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

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

MR. PEEPLES [seafood & steakhouse] www.mrpeeples.com 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319

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

TIGER DEN www.tigerdentx.com 9889 Bellaire Blvd.. 832.804.7755

NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181

DUA [vietnamese] www.duarestaurant.com 1201 Westheimer. 713.524.5664

UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808

OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1302 Nance Street. 832.830.8592

EURASIA www.eurasiasushi.com 1330 Wirt Rd. 832.203.8815

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

QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700

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

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

GORO & GUN [japanese+noodles] 306 Main. 832.708.6195

BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com

RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3951 San Felipe. 713.599.1960

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

GOODE COMPANYwww.goodecompany.com 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530

RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 4 Houston locations

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

PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com

SEASONS 52 www.seasons52.com • 4410 Westheimer. 713.621.5452 • 842 W Sam Houston Prwy. 713.464.5252

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

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

SHADE www.shadeheights.com 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com

KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE www.lesgivrals.com 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300

SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com

MF SUSHI www.mfsushihouston.com 5887 Westheimer. 832.530.4321

THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321

NARA [korean] www.narahouston.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.628.3995

THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com

NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations

THE PASS & PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 www.passandprovisions.com TRINITI www.trinitirestaurant.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090

NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com ONAGA [sushi] www.onagapanasian.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888

bar-b-que

breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc. ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 ARAYA www.arayachocolate.com 2 Houston locations AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER 3 Houston locations | www.avalondiner.com BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 BLACKSMITH 1018 Westheimer. 832.360.470 BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993 CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com


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CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623 www.cedarcreek.squarespace.com

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

SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO 904 Westheimer. 713.942.9990 www.southsideespresso.com

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

ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations | www.islandgrillhouston.com

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES www.sprinkles.com 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929

CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcakes.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283

KRAFTSMEN CAFE www.kraftsmencafe.com 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300

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

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

MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR • 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 • 711 Louisina. (DT tunnel system) www.michaelscookiejar.com

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

DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St.. 713.874.0096 DRY CREEK CAFÉ www.drycreekcafe.com 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313 EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 www.fountain-view-cafe.com FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.3835 www.fuelhealthbar.com HARRYS www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com 318 Tuam. 713.528.0198

MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226 SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com

THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com TINY BOXWOOD’S www.tinyboxwoods.com 2 Houston locations

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

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

THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com

indian

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

ASHIANA www.ashianarestaurant.net 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555

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

KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472

CHARIVARI[european] www.charivarirest.com 2521 Bagby. 713.521.723 COSTA BRAVA BISTRO [spanish/french] 5115 Bellaire. 713.839.1005 www.costabravabistro.com ÉTOILE CUISINE [french] 1101-11 Uptown Park. 832.668.5808 www.etoilecuisine.com GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com

NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.thebombaybrasserie.com PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby. 713.522.2022 SHIVA www.shivarestaurant.com 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753

italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com

TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations

LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com

ZYDECO www.zydecolouisianadiner.com 2 Houston locations

OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114

BIRRAPORETTI’S theater district 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 www.birrarestaurant.com

SÁLE-SUCRÉ [french] www.salesucre-tx.com 2916 White Oak. 713.623.1406

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE www.brioitalian.com 2 Houston locations

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restaurant listings CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612

EL GRAN MALO [mex] www.elgranmalo.com 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405

DROUBI BROS. www.droubibrothers.com 507 Dallas St. 713.652.0058

RUTH’S CHRIS www.ruthschris.com 5433 Westheimer Rd. 713.789.2333

COPPA www.copparistorante.com 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260

EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306

NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square. 713.224.4976

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

COLTIVARE www.coltivarehouston.com 3320 White Oak Dr. 713.637.4095

EL REY [cuban-mex] www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Houston locations

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

EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] 5 Houston locations | www.eltiempocantina.com

OSTERIA COPPA www.coppaosteriahouston.com 5210 Morningside. 713.522.3535 OSTERIA MAZZANTINI www.osteriamazzantini.com 2200 Post Oak. 713.993.9898 PIATTO www.piattoristorante.com 2 Houston locations RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com TONY MANDOLA’S www.tonymandolas.com 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3474 VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurants.com

latin AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888 ARGENTINA CAFEwww.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877 BATANGA www.batangahouston.com 908 Congress. 713.224.9500 BERRYHILL[texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 CARACOL [mex] www.caracol.net 2200 Post Oak Blvd. 713.622.9996 CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations | www.cycloneanaya.com

NIKO NIKO’S

VALLONE’S www.vallones.com 947 Gessner. 713.395.6100 VIC & ANTHONY’S www.vicandanthonys.com 1510 Texas Ave. 713.228.1111

SUGAR LAND

GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710 GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations LAS VENTANAS [mex] www.lasventanas.net 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 LATIN BITES CAFE [peru] 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 www.latinbitescafe.com LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 | www.luciosbyob.com MAJORCA [spanish] 207 Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com MARIA SELMA [mex] www.mariaselma.com 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 NINFA’S THE ORIGINAL www.ninfas.com 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 PISTOLERO’S www.pistoleroshouston.com 1517 Westheimer. 281.974.3860 RADICAL EATS www.radicaleats.com 507 Westheimer. 713.697.8719 RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569

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

pizza ANTONIO’S FLYING PIZZA 2920 Hillcroft. 713.783.6080 www.antonios.com BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 2 Houston locations | www.bombaypizzaco.com DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com FRANK’S PIZZA www.frankspizza.com 417 Travis. 713.225.5656 PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com 4 Houston locations PIOLA www.piola.it 3201 Louisiana St. 713.524.8222

GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.grimaldispizzeria.com JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121 PERRY’S GRILL www.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727

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

STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston locations

THE BURNING PEAR www.theburningpear.com 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925

steak+chops

MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations

CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969

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

REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA www.reginellis.com 12389 Kingsride Lane. 713.468.2727

TEXAS DE BRAZIL [brazilian] 822 Town & Country Blvd. 713.730.3013 www.texasdebrazil.com

mediterranean+greek

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

PIZARO’S www.pizarospizza.com 14028 Memorial Dr. 281.589.7277

FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston locations

TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654

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

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

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

THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com

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

MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720 MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com PALM www.thepalm.com 6100 Westheimer Rd. 713.977.2544 PAPPAS BROS. www.pappasbros.com 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352

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

THE WOODLANDS 1252 TAPAS BAR [spanish] 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.1260 www.1252tapasbar.com AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492 AMERIGO'S GRILLE [italian] www.amerigos.com 25250 Grogans Park Dr. 281.362.0808 BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061 BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993 CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com DIMASSI’S www.dimassi.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 Six Pines Dr. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 24 Waterway Ave. 281.203.5641 www.hubbellandhudson.com JASPER’S www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.6600 KITA [japanese] 24 Waterway Ave. 281.298.1888 LUCA & LEONARDO [italian] 20 Waterway Ave. 832.510.2110 www.lucaleonardo.com MASA’S SUSHI www.sushimasahouston.com 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688 SCHILLECI'S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.4242 www.schillecis.com SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net TOMMY BAHAMA www.tommybahama.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.292.6878 UNI SUSHI 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.7177

HOUSTONIANS DINE OUT MORE THAN RESIDENTS OF

ANY OTHER CITY 4.1 TIMES PER WEEK, COMPARED WITH THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 3.1.

THE AVERAGE MEAL IN HOUSTON $32.53 IS LESS

THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF $35.10 WWW.VISITHOUSTONTEXAS.COM

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51FIFTEEN 5115 Westheimer Road. 713.963.8067 Sunday – 11am–4pm | www.51fifteen.com BIRRAPORETTI’S 500 Louisiana. 713.224.9494 Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.birrarestaurant.com BRENNAN’S HOUSTON 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 Saturday – 11am–2pm & Sunday – 10am–2pm www.brennanshouston.com CANOPY 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm | www.canopyhouston.com FIELDING’S WOOD GRILL 1699 Research Forest Drive. 832.616.3275 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm www.fieldings.com

GRATIFI KITCHEN + BAR 302 Fairview St. 832.203.5950 Saturday & Sunday – 9am–3pm www.gratifikitchenandbar.com HARRY’S RESTAURANT 318 Tuam Street. 713.528.0198 Saturday & Sunday – 7am–3pm www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com HUBBELL & HUDSON 24 Waterway Ave. #125. 281.203.5600 Saturday – 11am–3pm & Sunday – 9am–3pm www.hubbellandhudson.com

Fried eggs covered wit h three chile salsa on top of tamal de caz uela with pork

CUCHARA

JUPITER PIZZA & WAFFLE COMPANY 16135 City Walk. 281.313.1008 Saturday – 10am–10pm & Sunday – 10am–9pm www.jupiterpizzaandwaffles.com

LAURENZO’S PRIME RIB 4412 Washingon Ave. 713.880.5111 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–3pm | www.laurenzos.net LOWBROW 1601 W. Main St. 281.504.8288 Saturday & Sunday – 10am–2pm | www.lowbrowhouston.com

It doesn’t get mor e authentic than this Mexico City bistro with its colorful, happy m urals created by Mexican artist Cecilia Be av en. From chilaquiles to ba rbacoa, Cuchar a se rves up deliciously typica l Mexican brea kfa st dishes which do not disa ppoint. There’s ev en the super casero (home-sty le) molletes mad e by topping bolillo bread wi th a variety of options like baked beans and cheese, potato an d chorizo or carnitas, all bake d in the oven. Pr ovecho!

MONARCH 5701 Main Street. 713.527.1800 Saturday & Saturday – 11am–2pm www.hotelzaza.com/#houston/monarch MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.840.7900 Saturday – 11am–3pm | www.mccormickandschmicks.com OUISIE’S TABLE 3939 San Felipe. 713.528.2264 Saturday & Sunday – 10:00am–2:30pm | www.ouisiestable.com PONDICHERI 2800 Kirby Dr. B132. 713.522.2022 Every day – 7:30am–3pm | www.pondichericafe.com PROVISIONS 807 Taft St. 713.628.9020 Saturday – 11am–2:30pm | www.passandprovisions.com

214 Fairview St. 713.9 42.0000 Saturday 11am – 4pm (brunch) www.cuchararestaurant. com

QUATTRO 1300 Lamar Street. 713.276.4700 Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.quattrorestauranthouston.com ROYAL OAK BAR & GRILL 1318 Westheimer Rd. 281.974.4752 Saturday & Sunday – 11am–4pm | www.royaloakhouston.com THE BISTRO 800 Sorella Court. 713.827.3545 Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.bistrosorella.com THE CHELSEA GRILL 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857 Saturday & Sunday – 10:30am–3pm | www.chelseagrill.com THE HOBBIT CAFE 2243 Richmond Ave. 713.526.5460 Saturday & Sunday 10:30am–2pm | www.myhobbitcafe.com TONY MANDOLA’S 1212 Waugh Dr. 713.528.3474 Sunday – 11am–2pm | www.tonymandolas.com

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

RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com

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

ROXY www.clubroxy.com 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.7699

CHAPEL SPIRITS 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com

RESERVE 101 www.reserve101.com 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101

CHAR BAR 305 Travis. 713.222.8177

SAM BAR | inside The Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.samhoustonhotelbar.com

DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar EL BIG BAD 419 Travis. 713.229.8181 www.elbigbad.com ETTA’S LOUNGE 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR www.sharkbartx.com 534 Texas. 713.836.2279 SHAY MCELROY’S 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537

HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston

THE DIRT www.dirtbar.com 1209 Caroline. 713.651.3988

JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011

THE PASTRY WAR 310 Main St. | @thepastrywar

JET LOUNGE 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com

TOC BAR www.tocbar.net 112 Travis. 713.224.4862

LA CARAFE 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 LITTLE DIPPER 304 Main St. www.facebook.com/little.dipper LONE STAR SALOON 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB www.mollyspubs.com 509 Main. 713.222.1033

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VENUE www.venuehouston.com 719 Main. 713.236.8150 WALTERS DOWNTOWN 1120 Naylor. 713.222.2679 wwwwaltersdowntown.com

galleria+uptown

THE BLACK SWAN Omni Hotel 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 THE TASTING ROOM 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com WILD WEST 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com WINETOPIA www.winetopiatx.com 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149

midtown 13 CELSIUS www.13celsius.com 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 3RD BAR www.reefhouston.com 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282

FRONT PORCH PUB 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com GLITTER KARAOKE 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com HOWL AT THE MOON 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com JUNCTION 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 www.junctionbarandgrill.com KHON’S WINE www.khonsbar.com 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775

3RD FLOOR 832.384.1960 2303 Smith St. 3rd Floor. www.3rdfloorhouston.com

KOMODO’S 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501

ADDIX HOUSTON 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.addixhouston.com

MONGOOSE VS COBRA 1011 McGowen 713.650.6872 www.mongooseversuscobra.com

BARBARELLA www.barbarellatx.com 2404 San Jacinto.

NEW MOON TOWE INN 3004 Canal St. www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com

BAR MUNICH www.barmunich.com 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com COACHES 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com

BAR 12•21 www.mortons.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946

COMMUNITY BAR 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576

BELVEDERE www.belvedereinfo.com 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271

CONTINENTAL CLUB 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com

EL PATIO www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410

EPIC LOUNGE 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531

DOGHOUSE TAVERN 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118

PAPARRUCHOS 3055 Sage. 713.212.3177 www.paparruchos.com

DOUBLE TROUBLE 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096

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

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

MR. PEEPLES 1911 Bagby St. 713.208.2319 www.mrpeeples.com NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net PROOF ROOFTOP LOUNGE 2600 Travis. 832.767.0513 www.proofbarhouston.com PUB FICTION www.pubfiction.com 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 RED DOOR 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com

RICH’S www.richsnightclub.com 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606

CECIL’S 600 W. Gray. 713.527.9101

SAINT DANE’S BAR 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com

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

SHOT BAR www.shotbarhouston.com 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000

COSTA'S ELIXIR LOUNGE 415 Westheimer #101.832.831.1565 www.costashouston.com

STATUS www.statushouston.com 1410 Bell. 713.659.5400 THE GOOD LIFE 510 Gray St. 713.750.0990 www.goodlifemidtown.com

ETRO LOUNGE www.etrolounge.com 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 GRAPPINO DI NINO 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 www.ninos-vincents.com

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

GRIFF’S www.griffshouston.net 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912

THE MINK/THE BACKROOM 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com

GUAVA LAMP 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com

WONDER BAR 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com

J.R.’s www.jrsbarandgrill.com 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519

montrose+shepherd 611 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070 ABSINTHE www.absinthelounge.com 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 AGORA www.agorahouston.com 1712 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 ANVIL+REFUGE 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AVANT GARDEN 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com BLUR BAR www.blurbar.com 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447 BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR 307 Fairview. 713.529.1099 www.barboheme.com BOONDOCKS 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 BYZANTIO 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com CATBIRDS www.catbirds.com 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000

LITTLE WOODROW’S

CAPT. FOXHEART’S BAD NEWS BAR & SPIRIT LODGE 308 Main, 2nd floor Twitter @badnewsbar

BARS|CLUBS|LOUNGES DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE

downtown

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MR. PEEPLES

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LITTLE WOODROW’S 720 Shepherd. 832.804.9941 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com LOLA’S DEPOT 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 MCELROY’S PUB 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR www.meteorhouston.com 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 MONTROSE MINING CO. 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com PJ’S SPORTS BAR 614 W. Gray. 713.520.1748 www.pjssportsbar.com POISON GIRL 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar


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

MARQUE 798 Sorella Court. 832.726.1930 www.marquehouston.com

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

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

SONOMA WINE BAR 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com SOUTH BEACH 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com THE FLAT www.barflathouston.com 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 THE HARP www.theharphouston.com 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 THE HAY MERCHANT 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com

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

WAKEFIELD CROWBAR 954 Wakefield Dr. 713.686.8388 www.wakefiieldcrowbar.com

YARD HOUSE www.yardhouse.com 800 Sorella Court. 713.461.9273

rice village ARMADILLO PALACE 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com BAKER STREET PUB 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com

THE NEXT DOOR 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712

BRIAN O’NEILL’S 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com

THE STAG’S HEAD 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com

BRONX BAR 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691

VELVET MELVIN PUB 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798

HUDSON LOUNGE 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com

ZIMM’S www.zimmsbar.com 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002

museum district MONARCH LOUNGE 5701 Main. 713.527.1800 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com

outer loop BOWLMOR FORMERLY 300 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.bowlmor.com/houston DENIM BAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com FIREHOUSE SALOON 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE 12848 Queensbury Ln. 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com

KAY’S LOUNGE 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858

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

THE CORKSCREW www.houstoncorkscrew.com 1308 W. 20th Street. 713.230.8352

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

SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713.524.2441 www.saintgen.com

BAR MALATESTA 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1104 www.granducahouston.com

SAM’S BOAT www.samsboat.com 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628

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

SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE • 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 • 2700 Milam St. www.spotlightkaraoke.com

DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com

BLANCO’S 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.blancosbarandgrill.com

STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com

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

CAPONE’S 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com

THE BAR Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200

EI8TH www.ei8thouston.com 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467

THE BIG EASY 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999

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

CRU www.cruawinebar.com 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 DOWNING STREET 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com ELAN www.elanhouston.net 526 Waugh. 713.542.297 ESTATE LOUNGE 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LA VIE LOUNGE 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087

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

LIZZARD’S PUB 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610

SIMONE ON SUNSET 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com

THE OAK BAR www.theoakbar.net 2736 Virginia St. 713.568.9198 THE RAILYARD 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com UNDER THE VOLCANO 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 W XYZ BAR 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010

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

TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.426.1105 www.tapshouseofbeer.com

D & T DRIVE INN 1307 Enid. 713.868.6165 www.danddtdriveinn.com

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

HEIGHTS LODGE GASTROPUB 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 832.704.8964 www.hugheshangar.com KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com

BIG STAR BAR www.bigstarbar.com 1005 West 19th St. 281.501.9560

LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.861.2653 www.littlewoodrows.com

THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR www.18thbar.net 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800

LOWBROW 1601 W. Main. 281.501.8288 www.lowbrowhouston.com

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

LITTLE J’S www.littlejsbar.com 4218 Washington. 832.649.5293

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

LUMEN LOUNGE 5020 Kirby. 281.807.7567

BRIXX BAR www.brixxhouston.com 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811

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

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

CITY OVEN www.thecityoven.com 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400

PHIL’S WINE LOUNGE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.439.1000

TQLA www.tqla.com 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237

WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com WINSTON’S 5111 Washington. 281.501.9088 www.winstonsonwashingtoncom

warehouse district NEW

LOCAL POUR 1952 West Gray. 713.521.1881 www.localpourhouston.com

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

THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300

UNDERDOGS PUB 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688

LEI LOW 6412 N. Main. 713.380.2968

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

ROOSEVELT www.rooseveltbar.com 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 SOCIAL JUNKIE 2412 Washington. 832.338.3741

CRISP www.crisphouston.com 2220 Bevis. 713.360.0222

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

CITY OVEN

RUDYARD’S www.rudyardspub.com 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521

river oaks+kirby

NEW

PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com

LUCKY’S PUB www.luckyspub.com 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 MOON TOWER INN www.damngoodfoodcoldassbeer.com 3004 Canal St. THE GREEN ROOM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 VOODOO QUEEN 322 Milby St. www.facebook.com/liquorandladies WAREHOUSE LIVE 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com

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BVLGARI:

120 YEARS OF MASTERPIECES

ART 150 of the jewelry house’s Heritage Collection from the historical archives in Rome or on loan from private collections will call the Houston Museum of Natural Science their jewel box through October 5, 2014. The exhibit will include two local icons’ necklaces on loan: Lynn Wyatt’s white gold with yellow sapphires, lapis lazuli and diamonds from 1975 and Joanne King Herring’s necklace in sautoir in gold with diamonds from 1970.

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The BVLGARI brand, steeped in family history, started in Greece when Sotirios Bulgari arrived in Rome in 1881 and opened several silver and antiques stores. In 1910, with his sons Giorgio and Constantino, Bulgari devoted designs to jewels and precious stones. The company remained family-owned and -run until 2011 when LVMH acquired the brand. The brand’s iconic designs are inspired by motifs that recall Greek and Roman roots, and its designs remain timeless today.


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By Ariel Jones

UMMER IS BITING AT OUR HEELS. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PASS THE TIME? DAYDREAM ABOUT DIVERSEWORKS? OR PERHAPS OF GYPSIES AND RHAPSODIES WITH APOLLO CHAMBER PLAYERS? STOP DREAMING AND LIVE IN THIS MONTH’S FRESH ARTS SCENE! - XOXO FRESH ARTS

THE WHIPPING MAN BY MATTHEW LOPEZ Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway

April 30 – May 25 Performance Times: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm Corryn’s imaginative young son Gidion has been suspended from school for an infraction that may or may not have occurred. In one of the most breathtaking and blistering new dramas of the past decade, Corryn’s conference with Gidion’s teacher erupts into a riveting confrontation with farreaching implications as both women seek to understand what has happened and come to terms with their own roles. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. Run Time: This show is approximately 120 minutes long with one 15-minute intermission. Tickets: $19 – $54. To purchase: 713.527.0123 or www.stagestheatre.com.

back together relationships between people and with oneself; affinities and art; and what it means to be seen, handled, used and needed. Tickets: $15/$10 DiverseWorks members, students and seniors. Available at www.diverseworks.org. Presented by DiverseWorks at The Barn, 2201 Preston. For more information, visit www.diverseworks.org or 713.223.8346.

THE 27TH ANNUAL HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE The Orange Show

Saturday, May 11, from 10am – 4pm; Parade begins at 2pm For the 27th year, Houston will be home to the largest gathering of Art Cars in the world, with many coming from across the world to participate. This international phenomenon drew 315,000 people from around the world in 2013 and is set to break all attendance records this year. Events include VIPit Party at the Houston Heritage Society, The Starting Line Party, FPSF Stage, The Kids Zone: Retreat From the Street in Sam Houston Park. www.thehoustonartcarparade.com.

OF GYPSIES AND RHAPSODIES Apollo Chamber Players

Sunday, May 18, 6pm

KAREN SHERMAN: ONE WITH OTHERS DiverseWorks

Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 @ 7:30pm Dance, words and scrap wood are the raw materials for One with Others, an examination of who we become due to the choices we make – or that others make for us. Crude, handmade wooden appendages – part prop, part prosthetic, part costume – stand alongside text and choreography to form a trio of jerryrigged tools that dismantle and cobble

Austrian Franz Josef Haydn dons his gypsy hat, roused by the stirring realms of Eastern European folk music. The Hungarian dynamic duo – Liszt and Bartok – exemplify composers whose musical souls derive from their country’s distinctive folk music identity. Program will include: Piano Trio in G Major (Gypsy), J. Haydn | Hungarian Rhapsody Piano Trio, No. 12, F. Liszt | String Quartet No. 2, B.Bartok. Special guest artist: Viktor Valkov, piano. The event takes place at Duncan Recital Hall, 6100 Main St. Houston, TX. Tickets $25 General/$20 Senior/$10 Students. www.apollochamberplayers.org

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1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org  

Thru July 13, Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte continues its exploration beyond Magritte’s breakthrough years leading up to World War II. Although many of the pieces belong to The Menil, many are on loan from national and international museums including Japan, Europe and private as well as public collections. The collection amassed by the de Menil family is credited to family friend and artist Marcel Duchamp who at the time told the de Menils to watch this upcoming artist. Many of the pieces were “cleaned” for this exhibit removing a yellowish varnish that revealed rich paintings with contrasting matte and gloss paints. Many of the works present a selection during an experimental time in Magritte’s life leading up to his better known word pieces like The Treachery of Images of the pipe with the phrase in French Ceci n’est pas une pipe. In addition to paintings, the exhibition includes rarely seen preparatory drawings, gouaches and sculptures such as two painted bottles (only 25 of which are known to exist). 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org  

Joel Salcido Aliento a Tequila runs through May 31 at the Wells Fargo Plaza. The exhibit reflects the mythical space where the weight of history and the tyranny of earth transcends into a spirit called tequila. All the following open May 9. Keliy Anderson-Staley On a Wet Bough: Contemporary Tintype Portraits is a series of tintypes made with chemistry mixed according to 19thcentury recipes, period brass lenses and wooden view cameras. Unknown Constellation, the work of Robin Myers, 2014 HCP Fellowship Recipient. HCP Fellowship Honorable Mentions: Pamela Pecchio and Talya Arbisser’s work.

3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org  

Presents programs to engage diverse constituencies, elevate the spirit, foster dialogue and champion ethical action. Here are a few of the May programs; for a full listing, visit the website. May 3, MenilFest, Lisa Harris, Seven Doors chakra tuning. May 6, Mark Rothko: The Houston Connection, a talk with Chelby King. Tai Chi on May 1, 8, 15 and 22 with Henderson Smith. May 13, Poetry for Peace with Naomi Shabib Nye and Chana Bloch, poetry reading to mark Israeli Independence Day/Palestinian Nakba. 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org   

Topsoil runs through May 25 with three artists harvesting their creativity from the mathematics, science and aesthetics of the planet’s waters and terrains. Thru May 11, Spectra: Work by Adrian Esparza.

5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org  

Practice, the works of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program artists: Jom Nolan, Shayne Murphy and Emily Peacock. Opening reception May 9 with artist talk at 6pm. Euclid’s Line, Michelle Chen Dubose’s paintings document a conflation of questions with what is seen through the blurry window of a moving vehicle. Fused Dualities, Lauren Salazar merges the dualities of craft and minimal abstraction, domestic and high art.

6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiersmuseum.com  

This nonprofit institution was founded in 2000 by a Vietnam veteran and African-American military historian, Captain Paul J. Matthews. The museum’s historian is Dr. Franklin D.B. Jackson, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. They are dedicated to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in the United States.

7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org 

In The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage viewers encounter images and stories of people who engaged in rescue activities during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda. The exhibit is on view and is based on the research and interviews of Holocaust and other genocide rescuers conducted by Leora Kahn (thru August 31). The Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France, the story of Curious George creators’ escape from the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. 8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org   

BVLGARI: 130 Years of Masterpieces opens May 2. Ongoing, Magna Carta, with an original edition of the only known example of the King’s Writ – a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester announcing the signing of the document. The Magna Carta is considered to be Great Britain’s most valuable export to the world and is a model upon which the United States Constitution was based. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org   

Extreme Bugs opens Memorial Day weekend with a bevy of bugs in store! Sign up for Camp Zoofari’s 10 weeks of educational fun June 2 – August 8. 12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org  

Dinh Q. Lê: Crossing the Farther Shore is an installation commissioned by the Gallery on view thru August 28. Dinh Q. Lê is the first Vietnamese artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His approach to photography is as a malleable material to splice, interweave and distort to explore his own relationship to Vietnam’s complicated cultural and political history. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org   

Alexander Archipenko: The Berlin Drawings opens on May 15. One of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century, the Russian born artist was central to the emergence of Modernism. May 1–4, Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America continues the tradition of the film festival; the ninth edition brings a delegation of filmmakers to introduce a number of the screenings representing nine countries including: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

This educational wonderland offers 14 galleries including: Invention Convention, Kidtropolis, Cyberchase, Matter Factory, FlowWorks, PowerPlay, EcoStation, Cum Yah Gullah, McGovern Kid’s Hall, TotSpot, Building Zone, How Does It Work?, Inventors Workshop, Think Tank and Newton Know-How. 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org   

Through May, Microbes: Invisible Invaders…Amazing Allies explores the ecology and biology of microbes through 10 different exhibit stations. See how the discovery of penicillin, a good microbe, helped to end mass viral breakouts such as polio, tuberculosis and smallpox. Learn how transportation, overcrowding and pollution increase the spread of harmful microbes. There’s even a recreated 14th-century, beaked mask thought to protect people from the bubonic plague.

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FEATURED 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org  

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Self-Portrait with Tongue, 2010. Acrylic, mixed media on paper, 16 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

The Inner Marilyn,opens May 2, with an extensive collection of rare Marilyn Monroe artifacts; original gowns from her films; furnishings from her home; limited edition photographs; artwork and intimate correspondence. May 30, 7pm, Music Doing Good will perform a concert with classic songs from her movies, musical tributes and original songs by Houston’s premier artists. A $20 donation is suggested. Opening Reception is May 3, 5–8pm.

17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org   

Founded in 1987 by Jill F. Hasling and her father, Dr. John C. Freeman, both Certified Consulting Meteorologists and Fellows of the American Meteorological Society. The nonprofit corporation was founded to respond to a need to educate the public about weather and weather safety. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org   

Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine opens May 2 and features modern and contemporary representations of Hindu gods and goddesses which preserve the tangible connection between worshippers of the objects of their reverence. Works include photographs by artist Manjari Sharma and earlier works from the Raja Ravi Varma Press.

14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org   

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin & Bones, 20 Years of Drawing portrays the artist’s epic narrative surrounding the Mounds and the cast of colorful and often not so colorful characters who populate a wildly fantastic invented landscape. View the public art installation of these drawings at Hermann Park in the train tunnel for a completely different experience of Hancock’s work.

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ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369 ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Closes May 24, Charlotte Smith Recent Work ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Opens May 2, Escape: Paintings by Maryam Lavaf May 2–31, Silent auction benefiting Houston Food Bank Empty Bowls ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 AVIS FRANK GALLERY www.avisfrank.com 1606 White Oak Dr. 713.231.8967 BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Closes May 24, Jay Shinn Cathedrals in the Sky BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 Closes May 31, Rare Finds: A Dream Collection of Ausralian Aboriginal Paintings

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DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 DEFROG GALLERY www.defrog-gallery.com 218 Westcott St. 713.869.2345 DEVIN BORDEN GALLERY www.devinborden.com 3917 Main St. 713.529.2700 DIMMITT CONTEMPORARY ART www.dimmittcontemporaryart.com 2525 Robinhood St. 281.468.6569 DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 4102 Fannin, Suite 200, 713.223.8346 May 2 and 3, 7:30pm Karen Sherman: One with Others

GALLERY M SQUARE www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070 GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY www.hirambutler.com 4520 Blossom St. 713.863.7097 HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718

EAST END GALLERY www.eestudiogallery.com 708 Telephone Rd. Ste. C

INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru May, Linarejos Moreno | Amy Blakemore

FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522

LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700 Thru May 10, Spring Internal

FRONT GALLERY www.frontgallery.com 1412 Bonnie Brae St. 713.298.4750 Thru May 17, Mark Allen: Drawings and Notes, 2013-2014

MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1903 Spring St. 713.259.9226 Featuring Bill Meek glass art

G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opening May 3, Skymning

CARDOZA FINE ART www.cardozaartgallery.com 320 Nance St. 832.548.0404

GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547

CHINELLI LA FRATTA GALLERY www.chinellilafrattagallery.com 1813 Crockett St. 713.869.2727 Opens May 24, 6–9pm Raphaele Jewelry

GALLERY JATAD www.galleryjatad.com 1517 Blodgett St. 832.657.4328 Thru May 31, African Art from the Cameroon, Nigeria Border Region

MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671 MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Thru May 31, Al Souza | Anton Christian "Aurora" by Bill Meek

MUSEUMS OF NOTE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org | 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940 ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com | 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526 Thru May, This is the Life BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blafferartmuseum.org | 120 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston 713.743.9521 | Thru May 10, UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.contemporaryartgalveston.org | 2501 Market St. 409.763.2403 HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org | 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912

MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu/MuseumOfSouthernHistory 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY www.nmfh.org | 415 Barren Springs Dr. 281.876.3063 Thru May 10, Ranch Gates of the Southwest | Thru May 17, Diamond Leaves: Printing in Progress ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org | 2402 Munger St. 713.926.6368 PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org | 2521 Holman 713.526.7662 Thru May, Community Gallery: Stephen Clrak’s Eye on Project Row Houses

HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org | 2403 Milam 713.524.2526

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

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

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

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AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY www.aerosolwarfare.com |2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369

May 17 and 18, Yard & Art Sale – Support Aerosol Warfare by shopping the great steals on art, misc. furniture, archives and more! Enjoy light bites, and family is welcome. MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114, 713.722.0099 NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 832.830.8778

WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977

NICOLE LONGNECKER GALLERY www.longneckergallery.com 2625 Colquitt St. 713.591.4997 Thru May 31, Dennis NcNett: Sailing the Sea of Sutr to the Wolfbat Sanctuary

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082

REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836

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

SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 1506 W. Alabama 713.529.1313 SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.sspringstreetstudios.com 1824 Spring St. 713.862.0082 THE COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616

ZOYA TOMMY CONTEMPORARY www.zoyatommy.com 4411 Montrose Blvd., Unit F 713.523.7424 Opening May 30, Print Houston Penny Cerling and Marco Villergas ORIGIN THE MISSION www.themissionprojects.com 2219 Montrose Blvd. 713.874.1182 Thru May 17 Lateral THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278

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ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL… TAKE A FRIEND TO ONE.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org) has “Latin Wave 9: New Films from Latin America” onscreen from May 1–4 (pictured is a scene from “The Amazing Catfish”) as well as their “Hitchcock Silents” series which features four of nine rare silent films made by Alfred Hitchcock while he was living in England that were restored as part of an international collaboration. Screening on May 18 is my dear friend Stefani Twyford’s film, “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror,” which chronicles his life and career as a street photographer, and the month rounds out with the Houston Palestine Film Festival (www.hpff.org) which will run from May 9–May 24 at the MFAH and Rice Cinema (http://ricecinema.rice.edu).

EVENT HEARTWOOD AT BROWN BENEFITING MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY WHERE BROWN Jill Brown hosted a cocktail event at her décor shop, Brown, with 100% of the ticket purchases benefiting the Memorial Park Conservancy. On a recent trip to the wine country in California Jill discovered the work of award-winning landscape architectural firm Nelson Byrd Woltz, the same firm selected to design Memorial Park’s Long Range Master Plan. Jill’s experience inspired the evening – from woodcut invitations to donations for book purchases of Nelson Byrd Woltz’s latest book, “Garden Park Community Farm.” Photography by Arthur Garcia, Select Studios

My dad, Dr. Theodore Gish, was a German professor for almost 40 years at the University of Houston, so I was thrilled when Cressandra Thibodeaux of 14 Pews (www.14pews.org) told me that she’s screening German films every week for a full year! This German film partei will start May 7 with “Barbara” (pictured) and Cressandra promises she’ll be donning lederhosen and serving German snacks (bratwurst? beer? sauerkraut?). The Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) is bringing back their annual presentation of Media Archeology, a festival that showcases artists who use media to create live multidisciplinary events and performances. In honor of its 10th anny, this year’s installment, “In the Beginning” has been curated by Steve Dietz, founder, president and artistic director of Northern Lights. The Houston Museum of African American Culture (www.hmaac.org) presents “Vanishing Pearls” on May 8, the tragic story of life after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill and the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Point a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf Coast. Landmark River Oaks Theatre (http://tinyurl.com/csslm3r) has a full slate this month: they’re continuing with “Only Lovers Left Alive” and are opening “Fading Gigolo” (5/2); “Locke” (5/9); and “Belle” (5/16). Midnighters include “Clue” on 5/2 and 5/3; “The Room” on 5/9 only; and the monthly screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” featuring the live shadow cast with the fabu name, The Royal Mystic Order Of Chaos. Sundance Cinemas Houston (www.sundancecinemas.com) is host to the National Theatre Live screening of “King Lear” on May 19 and May 24 as well as several “Screening Room” (smaller indie films) entries this month. Check their website for the full schedule.

Sarah Gish is an artist/mama/connector/igniter who owns Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family and business enrichment company that champions culture, makes connections and ignites lives. She loves marketing but loves seeing people’s eyes light up with life even more. 34. may 14 | www.002mag.com

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Aidan Kennedy interview by Lance Scott Walker

Photography by Batli Joselevitz

Aidan Kennedy and David Elkin

• Wrestlers (formerly Bagheera)

WRESTLERS

IF YOU HAVE BY THIS TIME HEARD OF BAGHEERA (NOW THE WRESTLERS, ONE DAY BEFORE WE GO TO PRINT) – NOT THE CAT FROM THE JUNGLE BOOK, BUT THE CAT FROM HOUSTON NAMED AIDAN KENNEDY – THEN SURELY YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE WILD SHOWS THAT HE AND LIVE COLLABORATOR DAVID ELKINS HAVE BEEN PRODUCING OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO. A RECORD STORE DAY COLLABORATION WITH TWIN SHADOW AND UPCOMING COLLABORATION WITH THE SUFFERS VOCALIST KAM FRANKLIN WILL HELP DEFINE WRESTLERS AS MORE THAN A LIVE ACT, BUT WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON PRIOR TO THE STAGE THAT WILL MAKE UPCOMING APPEARANCES A LITTLE DIFFERENT. In this next set of recordings, are there still samples in there, or are you transitioning to where you’re making all of the music? Yeah, we’re trying to make it to where there’s no samplling at all. All original, all organic. Because that’s just like… honestly, it’s just more impressive that way. People tend to care a lot more that way. Well, they feel like it’s coming from you. Exactly. Don’t get me wrong – there’s definitely a creative art to sampling, and when it’s done tastefully it can achieve some pretty amazing effects, but it is nice to be able to say, like, “Yeah, I played that.” Does it feel different for you, doing the shows? Do the sample songs and the songs you’ve played play out differently on stage? It’s definitely a little bit more rewarding when you’re playing parts to songs live

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and you get to show people – because, you know, it’s this whole stigma that dance music isn’t like real music, and all you do is go up on stage and press play, and just stand there. There’s all these rumors that electronic musicians aren’t real musicians, and so it’s really nice to be able to show people, like, “Actually, it’s very musical.” It takes a lot of work. It takes just as much work as being in a regular band. I wanted to ask you about David Elkin’s musical background – he plays also? Yeah, David is actually the guitar player in [Kennedy’s other band] The Handshake, and so during The Handshake, David and I were actually also getting into electronic music at the same time, and after band practice or something, we’d show each other music and say, “Oh, yeah – this is cool!” Or, “I don’t know about that…” There was a lot of musical discovery that happened, so when I was making

backing tracks and beats, and it just sounds awkward. It just messes it up. You have to find this perfect balance between the acoustic drums and the electric drums. And also, the drummer has to be able to play like a drum machine. The thing about electronic music, is that all the rhythms are very Transfer that chemistry. tight. There’s syncopation, a lot of comWell, we’re trying to make what we do plicated rhythms. Just because you can as live as and as musical as possible, do that when you’re making music on so that when it’s presented in a live seta computer… you’re not limited by ting – you know, the more people you these normal, physical restrichave involved, it gives it more of tions that a drummer would a “band” feel. I know there’s have. some talk about potentially Wrestlers will adding a drummer at perform at Free Press Any other collabs in the some point. Summer Fest 2014 works? (May 31 – June 1). Won’t that be tricky, The Suffers, and then I this music in my dorm room up in Austin – David was at UT when I was at St. Edwards making this music – it just kinda made sense when I wanted to start playing it out that David was involved.

logistically, for the kind of music you make? It would be, mainly just because the thing about drums in electronic music… the mistake that so many bands make is that they’ll just stick a drummer with a full acoustic kit over

think there’s another one possibly in the works with the boys from Featherface. Pretty good friends of ours. And then I’d just love to make a super raw disco cut with the people in Wild Moccasins. I think that would go really well.


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Family Garden, Nature's Spiral and Butterfly Bench

Smell the WildfloWerS ALTHOUGH THE MEMORIAL PARK ESPLANADE AND LIVING BRIDGE OFFER A BEVY OF WILDFLOWER SIGHTINGS WITH A BOUNTY OF BLUEBONNETS, THERE ARE A FEW OTHER OPTIONS AS WELL. On May 4, the new Luci and Ian Family Garden will open at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. The 4.5-acre garden is the only native plant garden developed for families in Central Texas and is designed to encourage hands-on, creative outdoor play with sustainable features including giant bird’s nests, a creek, caves and a maze. Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson shares, “The Family Garden speaks to the child in all of us. I plotted the concept and wildly supported the staff, the advisors and the friends of the Wildflower Center in their pursuit of the Family Garden and the University of Texas as a whole. Ian and I both thought it was important to have a place where all ages would enjoy coming. They can come as grandparents or older children – there’s something for everyone at the Wildflower Center.” 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739 www.wildflower.org Terry Hershey Park is another great Houston park with hike and bike trails with wildflowers growing throughout. 15200 Memorial Dr. www.terryhersheypark.org

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THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING ACCESS TO A POOL WHERE YOU CAN, YES, KICK IT POOLSIDE. ALTHOUGH MOST HOUSES HAVE POOLS IN THIS CITY (HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW OF AN AIRPLANE WHILE FLYING OVER THE CITY?), HERE ARE A FEW PUBLIC POOLS, SPLASHPARKS AND A LOCAL SWIM SCHOOL CELEBRATING A HUGE ANNIVERSARY.

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SAINT STREET SWIM This family-owned youth swim school is a local gem celebrating 20 years teaching 1000’s of Houstonians to love the water. Co-founder CHAD NEAL, a former swimmer, noticed early on he had a gift with children in the water. It wasn’t long before he was solidly booked with private clients, teaching their children to swim. In comes Chris Knapp and the two had the idea to build a beautiful school that would stand the test of time while offering a compassionate environment with progressive and effective teaching methods. The two worked closely with an architect friend to design and construct the school. Today, the school has a consistent wait list with many repeat families. Neal shares, “My son is 13 and plays water polo for a local water polo league. We were recently watching a high school water polo game at Lamar High School and were sitting next to my son’s water polo coach and his dad. My son’s coach is about 20 years old. The father leans over to me and says, ‘I know you… You taught my son to swim at Saint Street Swim.’ Yes! He had been at Saint Street Swim when he was 4 and did so well! Now he is coaching my son in water polo and my son looks up to him so much. This was an amazing couple of minutes of connect the dots! It turns out that my son’s coach had played water polo in high school and did quite well. At that moment I had seen that our love for swimming had traveled outside of our facility and lives were being changed.” www.saintstreetswim.com Photography by Gabriella Nissen

LocaL pubLic pooLs � and spLash parks THE HOUSTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT OVERSEES 37 LOCAL OUTDOOR AQUATIC CENTERS AND 23 WATER SPRAYGROUNDS. THE SEASON OPENS MAY 24 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE EASTWOOD POOL WHICH WILL UNDERGO REPAIRS UNTIL JUNE 11. The 23 spraygrounds are open year-round and offer kids not only a free place to splash, play and jump around in interactive water jets outdoors but an opportunity to socialize with like-minded little humans instead of just mom. The department offers free swim lessons as well as fitness classes. Visit www.houstontx.gov/parks/aquatics/ for a list of all the centers. Splash park photo by Batli Joselevitz

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Yellow Crowned Night Heron Photography by Carolyn Pepper

Take a PeeP or Two PICTURE OR TWO, WE MEAN. IT IS BIRDWATCHING SEASON AND THERE’S A BEVY OF PLACES TO GET YOUR TWEET ON. SOME RIGHT HERE IN THE CITY AND A FEW JUST A NICE DRIVE AWAY. QUICK TIP: EARLY MORNING IS THE BEST TIME FOR BIRD WATCHING.

THE HOUSTON ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER See, you don’t have to leave the city to see birds! The Arboretum has a checklist dating back to 1979 of 167 species in 40 bird families that visit the site, from BlueJays to the Northern Mockingbird to Great Horned Owls. There are various birdwatching opportunities with Gary Clark, an active member of ACCESSIBLE the birding community for over TO THE DISABLED 35 years. (He has a weekly column in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News and has Horned Owl written four books.) Participants will spend 90 minutes in the classroom and 90 minutes on a walk through the Nature Center grounds. Bring binoculars and notebook as well as your favorite field guide to class if you have one. May 31, join Clark who will teach you which birds nest in this area, where to look for them and how to identify them. Gary will provide tips on bird sounds and explain why it is so important to listen to the voice of a bird during breeding season. There are more opportunities through September. Prices start at $75 to participate. June 14 join a Family Hawk Walk where Kevin Gaines of Wildlife Revealed leads you through a hike where you’ll see hawks, owls, falcons and even a vulture or two. Prices start at $30. 4501 Woodway Drive, www.houstonarboretum.org.

HIGH ISLAND BIRD SANCTUARY Located just about an hour’s drive off Highway 87, the Houston Audubon Society has four sanctuaries here. Peak migration season runs mid-March to mid-May although there are still plenty of activities on the calendar through May. The bird sanctuaries are home to miles of trails and hundreds of nesting birds in the rookery. www.houstonaudubon.org

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BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK With options from camping to fishing, this park offers six lakes and a Nature Center which houses exhibits pertaining to three major ecosystems. The Creekfield Lake Nature Trail is a fully paved .5-mile loop of wetlands with observation decks and benches. www.tpwd.state.tx.us

MATT COOK WILDLIFE VIEWING PLATFORM Located in the Katy Prairie Conservancy is a two-story structure overlooking 140-acre Warren Lake, a viewing hotspot on the Gulf Coast where you can catch a glimpse of eagles, migrating birds passing through the prairie and more. 3015 Richmond Ave. Ste. 230, Houston, TX 77098. www.katyprairie.org

JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER This park provides important nesting grounds for year-round residents like the Carolina Chickadee and Northern Cardinal and is an important stopover for migratory birds from all over the world. Lucky birders might see a Bald Eagle, Osprey, Green Kingfisher, Louisiana Waterthrush, Barred Owl, Northern Parula or White Ibis to name a few.

Egret Photography by Carolyn Pepper

CHIMNEY SWIFTS What you may ask? The Chimney Swift is a small bird, 5” long and dark-grey in color. Their closest relative is the hummingbird. They start to arrive in March to Houston and most nest in chimneys. They can be seen at Pershing Middle School and Whole Foods in Bellaire. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Main St. and Binz; Lakeview Elementary School in Sugar Land and the Spring Branch Grain Elevators at Westview Dr. and beltway 8 North. Swifts over Houston info can be found at www.houstonaudobon.org.

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CAVERNOUS EXCURSIONS A three-hour drive from downtown Houston will have you at Natural Bridge Caverns, a beautiful and historic cavern system. The family-owned park offers a variety of tours. It’s most popular is the Discovery Tour where guests are introduced to an underground world traveling through a half mile of ancient formations of stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone, chandeliers and soda straws. www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

WATERPARK FUN Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston opened for the season last month and offers swim lessons, surf lessons and even a chance to compete in the Boogie Bahn to become the newest champion. www.schlitterbahn.com

PARADISE SPRINGS AT GAYLORD TEXAN Although an amenity for hotel guests at the Marriott Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine, this Aquatic Resort features a western-themed 10-acre resort pool and lazy river complex. www.marriott.com

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EVELYN’S PARK CONSERVANCY Evelyn’s Park is building community within the loop and their park isn’t even ily to enjoy. There’s a big lawn to picnic on and play. There’s going to be a built yet. Situated on 5 acres of the historic Teas Nursery site, the park has light fare café where people can have lunch, dinner or even a drink. There big, big plans for its community. The Rubenstein Foundation gifted the land will be an event space that can be rented for events.” The park will have a to the City of Bellaire and the Conservancy is in the middle of a full-time event director to make this an active park where neighbors capital campaign to raise the funds to make the privately suscan get together and create community. And although in this tained park open and free of charge to everyone. Phase sense Evelyn’s Park is similar to Discovery Green in town, FAMILY FIT DAY one will break ground this fall, hopefully in September, one big difference is that this park is in a neighborhood May 3, 10am – 2pm with about half of the entire campaign ($16.8 million) with surrounding homes in an already established comWith a focus on health, wellness, already raised. President of the park, Keith Rubenstein munity. “We have been working on engaging the fitness, safety and nutrition for all ages, shares his vision for the park. “We are trying to bring broader community as well. The park is in Bellaire but this fun-filled day will feature fitness community back to the big city. We feel like the park it is a park for the entire city. We are really aiming at classes, expert presentations and cookthat we’ve designed and its location is perfect to do all the surrounding communities.” ing demonstrations promoting a just that. Most of the parks are centered around sports healthy lifestyle. All money raised and youth. This is a park for all ages and the entire famwill benefit the park.

4400 Bellaire Blvd. For more information on upcoming events and to support the park visit, www.evelynspark.org.

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APRIL GUZIK Part of town you live in: Heights Origin: Chicago, IL Occupation: VP Creative (Design Therapist) at Keystone Resources If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? Neil deGrasse Tyson. What was the best concert you ever attended? April 20, 2012 – The Ting Tings @ Fitzgerald’s. What is your favorite movie? What Dreams May Come. What kind of pet do you have? Rockwell – a10lb. black and tan Schnauzer/Terrier.

Photography by Anthony Rathbun

RAYFORD BUSCH Part of town you live in: Riverside Terrace Origin: Houston, TX Occupation: Co-owner and Pitmaster at Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack Where is your favorite place to shop? My favorite place to shop is at the grocery store naturally and at DXL Clothing. What is one thing you can’t live without? The one thing, or rather the one person, I couldn’t live without is Maxine, our other owner. Who is your favorite musician? Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? The number that appears on the scale when I stand on it.

REDA HICKS Part of town you live in: Fall Creek (Humble) Origin: Odessa, TX Occupation: Attorney, Military Families Advocate, 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year

ERIC MARCELLIUS MENDES Part of town you live in: Southwest Houston Occupation: United States Navy/Active Duty/ Assistant Safety Officer

What’s your favorite trend? I love brooches, especially on a suit. What was your most embarrassing moment? I cried when speaking about military families at a Senate press conference. Embarrassing and empowering all rolled into one. How do you stay in shape? I chase around a four-year-old who is bound to be an Olympic sprinter one day. What’s your favorite room in your house? The dining room, because if we’re using it, that means my family is all in one place.

Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? Family trip to Disneyland and a weekend golf package in Arizona. How do you stay in shape? Daily HIIT (high intensity interval training), boxing, cross fit and swimming. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Met my wife. What’s your favorite souvenir? The official Navy doll my daughter made for me which I keep in my blouse pocket. Best Happy Hour? Sonic for slushes with my kids.

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UGAR LAND, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, IS ONE OF THE MOST AFFLUENT AND FASTEST-GROWING CITIES IN TEXAS, GROWING MORE THAN 158% IN THE LAST DECADE WITH A POPULATION NOW OF ABOUT 82,480.

Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid-20th century and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is still home to Imperial Sugar’s headquarters although the refinery plant and distribution center were put out of operation in 2003. Two major waterways, the Brazos River and Oyster Creek, run through the city. Sugar Land is 24 miles from downtown Houston via I-59.

Illustration by Paige Moore

PARKS INCLUDE: Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Corridor, Eldridge Park, Oyster Creek Park and Lost Creek Park.

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ON OUR RADAR

REAL ESTATE

PELICAN BUILDERS, INC. SELLS OUT TWO LUXURY DEVELOPMENTS Pelican Builders, Inc., a premier homebuilder and developer, announced that its two luxury developments (the 16-story condo Highland Tower and the 24-home, gated community, Briarglen Commons) are now completely sold out! Pelican Builders, Inc. has recently purchased land in the elite River Oaks District with plans to build a new luxury townhome development. URBAN ACTIVITY CENTER AND COMMUNITY FOCAL POINT Since the Levy Park Steering Committee was first established 17 years ago, the Upper Kirby District has nearly doubled the original footprint of the park. The revamping of Levy Park starts this summer with innovative and exciting features including a new performance pavilion, event lawn, dog park, restaurants, retailers and much more to make this park the new heart of Houston’s Upper Kirby District.

A NEW GABLES TANGLEWOOD PROMISES WALKABILITY + COMMUNITY A new luxurious mixed-use development is taking root in Tanglewood with a one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment complex plus resort-style amenities. Dish Society, the recently opened farm-to-table restaurant, is slated to set up shop in the building that will be just a few blocks away from The Galleria’s shopping, entertainment and business district.

BUSINESSUITES SIGNS ON AS A TENANT IN TWO HUGHES LANDING ON LAKE WOODLANDS The Howard Hughes Corporation and The Woodlands Development Company have announced that BusinesSuites has signed a lease on the fourth floor of Two Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands. Hughes Landing is anticipated to be a dynamic environment within The Woodlands featuring office buildings; shopping, dining and entertainment; Whole Foods Market; a hotel for business and leisure travelers; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and up to 800 upscale multifamily residences. Opening this summer with 60 offices and three meeting rooms.

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MIDWAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUSTON-BASED VALENCIA GROUP TO DEBUT A NEW LUXURY HOTEL BRAND AT DOWNTOWN HOUSTON’S GREENSTREET Midway and the Valencia Group have partnered again, introducing the new luxurious Hotel Alessandra. With Hotel Sorella CityCentre as their first venture together, it is obvious this new hotel debuting late 2016 will be a successful addition to Houston. Conveniently located near popular destinations, sporting complexes, the Texas Medical Center and the Houston METRO rail, Hotel Alessandra is going to be an anchor in the city’s plans for a vibrant, mixed-use retail district in downtown Houston.

KARBACH BREWING COMPANY’S $15 MILLION EXPANSION Houston-based Karbach Brewing Co., partnering with Silver Eagle Distributors to expand Karbach’s presence in Houston and San Antonio, has officially broken ground on what will be an additional 1.2-acre tract next to its existing facility. The new facility will house a 120-barrel, German-designed brewhouse, tasting room, private event space and a kitchen. Once the expansion is completed, the brewery will be able to produce 60,000 barrels annually with room for future growth.


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CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM EVENT COSENTINO CENTER HOUSTON GRAND OPENING WHERE COSENTINO CENTER HOUSTON Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfacing, celebrated the grand opening of the Center which will provide a state-of-the-art interactive design facility, showroom and fully stocked warehouse that focus on streamlining the kitchen and bath design experience for architects, designers, fabricators, distributors and consumers. With their North American corporate headquarters based in Houston, this Center’s opening is significant for the company and will create jobs in the area. Photography by lastnightpics.com 52. may 14 | www.002mag.com


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EVENT GALA ON THE GREEN WHERE DISCOVERY GREEN Discovery Green rolled out the red carpet for its biennial fundraising event, Gala on the Green with 460 guests celebrating the vibrant green space that has hosted over six million visitors over the last six years. Gala attendees included Anne and Charles Duncan, Rich and Nancy Kinder and Franci Crane.

Photography by Jenny Antill

EVENT LYNN GOODE OPENING PARTY WHERE LYNN GOODE VINTAGE Houston’s movers and shakers turned out in full force to help Lynn Goode celebrate the relocation of her namesake Lynn Goode Vintage Furniture + Decorative Arts shop. Goode opened her mid-century modern furniture and decorative arts gallery in 2012 and moved to the new location at 3637 W. Alabama earlier this month. With a trove of desirable furnishings from Frank Lloyd Wright, Adrian Pearsall, Charlotte Perriand, Mies van der Rohe and Tommi Parzinger, guests had plenty to talk about at the opening party.

Photography by Chinh Phan

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FAT FINDS | THINGS I LOVE | DESTINATION | MENTERTAINMENT

STYLE+LEISURE JUST THE WORD LEISURE INSPIRES DAYDREAMS OF FARAWAY PLACES POOLSIDE WITH A REFRESHING BEVERAGE IN HAND. WITH THE SEASONS QUICKLY CHANGING, IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE SCHOOL IS ALMOST OUT AND LONG SUMMER DAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. IN THIS SECTION, FIND STYLE TO INSPIRE, DESTINATIONS AFAR AND OF COURSE, THINGS I LOVE. Photography by Collin Kelly Model Brittany Clark for Page713 Hair + makeup by Bianca Linette Styling by Marzifat Swimsuit and hat from La Mode Shot on location at the Torras residence 56. may 14 | www.002mag.com


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WHY NOT MAKE YOUR BRA A PART OF THE OUTFIT? GET ONE WITH PATTERNS AND COLORS SO THAT WHEN IT DOES SHOW THROUGH YOUR ARMHOLES, IT’S CUTE.

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WAS WRONG RADIANT ORCHID IS NOT THE COLOR OF THE YEAR – IT'S NEON – SPRING DAYS REQUIRE VERSATILITY IN HOUSTON. SO I SAY THROW ON THESE SICK, TIE-DYED SKINNY JEANS WITH A THIN TANK TOP FOR DRINKS ON THE PATIO.

WE LOVE LOCAL JEWELERS BRASS THREADS BAUBLES INFLUENCED BY MEXICAN FOLKLORE. AVAILABLE AT SETTLEMENT GOODS + SAM & LILLI.

INSTEAD OF A DENIM JACKET, TRY A BUTTONDOWN SHIRT. IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT AND GREAT WORN WITH THE SLEEVES ROLLED UP OR JUST TIED AROUND THE WAIST.

AND DON’T FORGET TO ADD ACCESSORIES … MORE IS MORE! Clothing and Jewelry from: Settlement Goods, 3939 Montrose Jimmy Choo Heels: Neiman Marcus Saint Laurent Bag: Saint Laurent (Houston Galleria)

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By Carla Valencia de Martinez and Gabriella Nissen

IN THIS CONSUMERDRIVEN NATION, I’M ON THE CONSTANT HUNT TO FIND THE MOST NATURAL AND SAFE OPTION FOR MY FAMILY AND DOGS. KRISER’S ALL NATURAL PET STORE JUST OPENED IN TOWN AND MY LADIES ARE LOVING THEIR NEW FOOD OPTIONS, SNACKS AND TOYS (AND I’M RESTING EASY KNOWING IT’S ALL GOOD FOR THEM). ROCCO OUR OFFICE CAT ALSO LOVES THE CAT OPTIONS. 5160 Buffalo Speedway in West University.

I showed up to work one day and these bad boys were on my desk. Joey & Jaime is a local t-shirt company created by two Houston transplants whose love for our great city overflowed to an H-Town proud line of shirts. I LOVE them all. www.joeyandjaime.com I love Cholula’s original sauce, but next month they are introducing a Green Pepper flavor that’s spicy deliciousness and perfect to pour over freshly grilled fish tacos served with a margarita.

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2014 celebrates the 10- year anniversary of the repairing rose-scented balm that I can’t get enough of. Available at Neiman Marcus.

I’ve been using Yu-Be exfoliating face scrub for years (thanks Marzi,) and when I stop using it I break out. I just tried their moisturizing cream which happens to be a best seller in Japan – and love how perfect it is for post-winter dull skin. Available at Kuhl-Linscomb.

GABY AND I SHARE A LOVE OF GARDENING. WE LOVE THESE ORGANIC SEED PACKETS BY SEED SAVERS FEATURING HEIRLOOM VARIATIES. AT WHOLE FOODS. I’m a little obsessed with Mexican painter Gretel Joffroy’s work. Her beetles are bugging me out of late! 11” x 14” prices start at $500. www.greteljoffroy.com greteljoffroy@gmail.com

If you’re going to plant those seeds, you’ll need some tools. We love the variety at Target. From gardening favorite Smith & Hawkins comes a special line of gloves. One for wet work and a leather lined pair for better grip when pruning or working with thorns. Fiskars makes great pruners that will last you forever if you take care of them. Their Ergo Handle Transplanter comes with handy measurements on the shovel, and the cultivator is great for moving your soil around with compost, etc. Happy gardening!

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Text by Sandra Ramani

LATEST + GREATEST: KENYA AND TANZANIA FROM THE SOUL-STIRRING LANDSCAPES AND ROAMING HERDS OF THE MAASAI MARA AND SERENGETI NATIONAL PARKS, TO PERSONAL INTERACTIONS WITH MAASAI WARRIORS AND NAIROBI SCHOOL KIDS, THE IDEAL SAFARI TRIP TO KENYA AND TANZANIA SHOULD HIGHLIGHT THE HEART AND SOUL OF EAST AFRICA. ON A JOURNEY PLANNED BY THE AWARD-WINNING MICATO SAFARIS, WE RECENTLY ENJOYED A TASTE OF SOME OF THE LATEST AND GREATEST IN THE REGION – AND PLENTY OF SURPRISES, TOO.

KENYA

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Following 15-plus hours of travel, the year-old Hemingways Nairobi (www.hemingways-nairobi.com), set in a leafy suburb 40 minutes from the airport, was the perfect spot to regroup. With views of the Ngong Hills (immortalized by Isak Dinesen in her memoir, “Out of Africa,” and Hemingway in “Green Hills of Africa”), the 45 rooms help set the tone with wall-sized National Geographic wildlife photos and plush, colonial-inspired decor, while the great spa helps revive flight-weary muscles. The next morning, a bush plane dropped us at our first safari camp, Elewana Sand River Maasai Mara (www.elewanacollection.com). The property’s 16 riverside tents are elegantly appointed with four poster beds, copper bathtubs and indoor/outdoor showers. To help preserve its secluded slice of the Mara, Sand River uses solar power to heat water and filter the pools, and has an ingenious charcoal wine “cellar” cooled by fresh water. As with all the camps we stayed at, the staff here is the best amenity of all: warm, generous and quick with the personal touches – from a smile to a song – that make guests feel instantly at home.

Landscape Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara

Texas hair salon in Nairobi township

This southern part of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is home to a large concentration of “big cats” (lion, cheetah, leopard), as well elephants, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest and warthog, among many others. As with any safari, what you spot depends on the season, but the wealth of wildlife here is undeniable. On our very first day we saw nursing baby elephants, mama lions protecting two cubs and herds of grazing giraffe and zebra.

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Two days later, we headed north to the Olare Orok Conservancy. Built as a private family retreat, Olare Mara Kempinski (www.kempinski.com) opened to the public in January 2013, with 12 tents spread along the Ntiakitiak River. In addition to the comfortable accommodations (some of which have connecting decks), the property features river view dining and bonfire spots, an organic garden and a grove in which guests can plant trees to help repopulate areas that succumbed to hungry elephants. As with many camps in the region, Olare’s staff includes some Maasai tribesmen, so in between more wildlife-rich game drives, we were able to visit a nearby Maasai village. The Maasai here still live traditionally; after a hearty singing-and-jumping welcome by the male warriors, we toured their low-slung mud-and-dung huts, learned about time-honed rituals and daily chores, and shopped their makeshift market for handmade beaded belts and bowls.

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Then, a final Kenyan surprise: As dawn broke on our last morning, we glided in a hot air balloon above the savannah, enjoying an hour of sunrise and animal views before landing for a lavish bush breakfast. Glass of bubbles in hand, it was the perfect way to say goodbye to the Maasai Mara.


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TANZANIA

GETTING THERE: With their direct flights to London from Houston, Dallas and—as of this year—Austin, British Airways offers comfortable connections to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. www.britishairways.com

Once in Serengeti National Park (a protected reserve roughly the size of Connecticut), we checked in to the 10-tent, zero carbon footprint Elewana Pioneer Camp (www.elewanacollection.com), designed to evoke the mobile camps of the 1930s, with stylish, vintageinspired furnishings. The camp was built along the middle of a lush hill, in a rocky, almost prehistoric setting, making for amazing sunrise views from the open-air lounge. Mainly open woodlands and plains, this part of the Serengeti is known for big cats, as well as other characters like hyenas, baboons, hippos, pink and white flamingos, wide-eyed dik-dik and colorful birdlife. Our safari stays ended at the private, 400,000-acre Singita Grumeti Reserve (www.singita.com), bordering the Western Corridor of the Serengeti. Singita has famous luxury properties in three countries, but their Tanzanian offerings truly stand out. This reserve is home to two tented camps (one mobile), two lodges and the private Serengeti House villa, each set in a different area for maximum game-viewing opportunities. Our home was the plateau-top Sasakwa Lodge, a collection of 1-to-4 bedroom cottages set around an elegant, turn-of-the-century manor house complete with library, billiards room, wine cellar, spa and more; there’s also a state-of-the-art equestrian center offering horseback safaris. All safari lodges provide colonial-throwback activities like bush sundowners and afternoon tea, but Singita’s service and presentation are taken to another level, while still feeling warm and familial. (It’s no wonder that recent guests have included Kerry Washington, Justin Timberlake and the George W. Bush family.) Because all properties here belong to the same brand, guests can enjoy meals at different camps, as well as visit Singita’s noted eco-education center and area schools and villages, allowing for a variety of experiences in the same stay. THE MICATO EXPERIENCE Nearly 50 years strong, the family-owned and -run Micato Safaris is one of the most respected (and award-winning) luxury safari operators around, with good reason. Micato trips may be a splurge for most travelers, but you’re guaranteed to experience every penny. In addition to seamless service, Micato offers everything from all-inclusive rates (with tips) to gifts waiting on your bed each night – think souvenirs you’d actually want, like wool Maasai blankets, beaded wedding necklaces and plaid shuka scarves. Before flying home from Nairobi, all guests also enjoy lunch at the owners’ family home, as well as the chance to visit the Micato-AmericaShare Harambee Center in the Mukuru slums, where you can meet with kids in the School Sponsorship and girls’ healthcare programs, visit the library and nursery school, and soak up the energy of urban Kenya. www.micato.com

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The guys at Mizzen + Main watched a staffer run into a very important meeting soaked in sweat. The aftermath was a discolored, sticky, disheveled and all-around terrible-looking shirt, and the idea for a moisture wicking dress shirt was born. The Hawthorne shirt has an unbelievably soft feel, wicks away moisture and stays wrinkle-free all day long. For a full range of shirts and accessories, visit: www.mizzenandmain.com

Creative collectives are often the foundation needed for individuals to thrive and share their ideas with the masses. CRVNES is a unique collective based in Houston showcasing local musicians, stylists, writers and designers. Many of the creatives from different genres and contributors of the group have global ties and continuously promote the talent rising out of our city. For more information, visit www.crvnes.com.

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KNOCK YOU OUT! CRUZ CMBT was developed in 2006 for combat athletes needing high-end performance apparel made in the USA. Athletes and founders Guy Mezger and Ryan Knecht set out to create a line of custom gear, tees and accessories with a clean, minimalist design aesthetic. To shop custom pieces and the tee shirt collection, visit, www.cruzcmbt.com.

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SETTLEMENT GOODS & DESIGN IS GUARANTEED TO HAVE THE BRANDS THAT KNOCK IT OUT THE PARK IN BOTH DESIGN AND POINT OF VIEW. PATRICK ERVELL FULFILLS THAT GUARANTEE WITH INNOVATIVE FABRICS AND A BALANCED AESTHETIC OF PERFORMANCE SPORTSWEAR AND SARTORIAL PRECISION. THE LOOK IS ACCESSORIZED WITH A JOSHU + VELA BACKPACK. ALL AVAILABLE AT SETTLEMENT GOODS. SETTLEMENTGOODS.COM


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M A U C S VA WE’VE GOT LONG, SLOW SUMMER DAYS ON THE BRAIN! INSPIRED BY BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAYS AND DAYDREAMING OF TIME SPENT BY THE POOL – HERE’S A ROUNDUP OF SOME FUN FINDS, SOME NEW AND SOME VINTAGE.

Photography by Collin Kelly | All items available at Kuhl-Linscomb unless specified.

Karma Living basket $40; needlepoint flowers Fun Flowers (inside basket), $28 each; Babiator kids sunglasses, $22 each; Coral & Tusk hand-crafted bunny, elephant and fox cameo pins, $24 each. Baby Acapulco chair, $230; Baby Yaya hoodie ($45) and diaper cover ($25). Guillow’s balsa planes throughout; available at www.amazon.com. Les Cousins du Moulin wooden pop-up toy at foot of chair. www.magicforest.com Inflatable Velociraptor, $23 at www.dinosaurfarm.com; Guillow plane hanging down. Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski is a beautifully illustrated book of maps sure to cover any summer adventures you go on this summer. D&D Genuine Leather karabiner keychain colorfully wrapped in Guatemalan textiles will never get lost in your bags.

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AMBI COOLING DEVICE If you suffer from hot flashes or migraines it is tough to find quick relief. A bag of ice can help but can get messy and drippy. A device called Ambi works like an electronic ice cube to help people with those symptoms or even injuries and bug bites. About the size of a smartphone, it works as a cooling device that has a smooth, contoured metal plate that can be applied to the forehead, neck and other locations to provide cold therapy. It uses 4 AA batteries or plugs into an adapter. It takes just 30 seconds for the Ambi to lower its temperature to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be used in the car, in bed, at work, on a plane or soccer field. I find it useful immediately after my long runs and yard work. In a climate like Houston this gadget is almost a must-have. $50

CHARGERLEASH How many times have you forgotten to pack your charger when you went on a trip or left a charger behind as you dashed out of a hotel? It happened to me just last month but no more since I am using the ChargerLeash. It is a 3-foot long USB charger cable with an alarm that reminds you to unplug. The charger cable emits a beep when unplugged for 5 seconds, warning you not to leave the charger behind. It comes in four models: Apple 30-Pin, Lightning, Micro and Multi-Connector, and fits most new mobile devices including Androids and iPhones, tablets, MP3 players. $23–$35

GTECH AIRRAM VACUUM With spring cleaning season right around the corner, the Gtech cordless AirRam is the perfect gift for the frequent cleaner. The AirRam is an environmentally efficient, bag-less vacuum that can be connected to a PC via a USB. On a PC, it measures how many calories the user has burned and calculates the electricity saved by using the AirRam. It is surprisingly light, about half the weight of traditional vacuums at just 7.7 lbs. This chore becomes a breeze and transitions perfectly on all floor surfaces. $349.95

MICHAEL GARFIELD

is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on KPRC weekdays 12–2pm and Saturday 11am–2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.

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THE WHO: Underbelly, The Hay Merchant and Anvil, that’s who. As the caffeine-driven brother of the Clumsy Butcher family, Blacksmith packs a crowd plus a caffeine inuced punch. Local all-star sommeliers, book nerds, hot ladies, cool dudes, Montrose hipsters, guys scoping for chicks, and baristas in bowties, Blacksmith holds 52 people per its occupancy certificate – like hell if any of them are cookie cutter. THE BREW: As the Clumsy Butcher crew does, they brought the best in the business so it’s only fitting this is Greenway Coffee Company’s second outpost in town. You can’t get a bad cup using Greenway beans. The house-made Valrhona chocolate used in the mocha latte pays respect to the exceptional beans, as do the various pour overs, the flat white and essentially every drink on the menu. THE FOOD: Of course there are pastries…but biscuits or croissants with marmalade or sausage/bacon, egg and cheese win breakfast. Vietnamese steak and eggs win as well!! Sandwiches on overdrive (think bacon/gouda, curried chicken salad) feed the people lunch. OVERHEARD IN THE CROWD: “Double Macchiato, yeah, that will do it. Hello, ladies.” – A little caffeine-driven game … who are we to judge.

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ACROSS 1. “Unleaded” coffees, like Sanka 7. Fit for the job 11. Busy one in Apr. 14. Facilitate 15. Gift-tag word 16. Bobby of hockey 17. Moving tribute to “the people’s car” from Germany 19. Mercury or Saturn, but not Neptune 20. Food scrap 21. Airport posting 22. Able to see, hear, etc. 24. New Mexico art colony 26. Former frosh 28. Tears come from them 29. Older, non-volatile computer chip with a window for UV light 31. Again and again, poetically 33. Roll of fabric 34. Like the story of Robert Johnson at the crossroads, selling his soul to the devil for fame 38. Big name in jeans 39. Annual motorized media event that started in Houston

43. Boat propeller 44. Philanthropy 45. Bauxite and galena 47. Make haste 48. Injures 52. Tibetan monks 54. Subtle “Over here!” 57. Bell sound 58. T-bar for one 60. Break bread 62. Compete 63. Don’t strike out 64. A station wagon that debuted in 39 across in 1984 67. Before to a bard 68. Mountain lake 69. Radio button 70. Insult, on the street 71. Takes to court 72. Mounts for knights

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EVENT CASA DE ESPERANZA’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 4TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF WHERE COTTONWOOD Over 500 guests dusted off their boots and joined in the festive afternoon with 35 teams competing for the coveted title of Best Chili. The five judges included Chef David Cordúa of Cordúa Restaurants; Mike Cortez, founder of Bite Me Houston/Austin; Ricardo Molina, owner and operator of Molina’s; Greg Morago, food editor at the Houston Chronicle; and Kevin Strickland, owner of Gratifi Kitchen and Bar, who judged the recipes for taste and presentation. The event raised $65,000 to support children in crisis. Photography by Meredith Flaherty

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