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Holiday Gift Guide inside!
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an interview with eric ripert
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letter from the editor
167 PUBLISHER alejandro martinéz ext 2 firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR carla valencia de martinéz ext 3 email@example.com
rocco, the office "gato"
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett ART DIRECTOR alex rosa ext 4 firstname.lastname@example.org LIFESTYLE EDITOR beatrice allen ext 5 email@example.com
LOVE HOW THE MONTH DEDICATED TO MEN’S HEALTH ISSUES FOLLOWS THE ONE DEDICATED TO BREAST CANCER. I’M EXCITED TO SEE ALL THE MUSTACHES THAT WILL BE SPORTED DURING THIS MONTH OF MOVEMBER. IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, GET ON WWW.MOVEMBER.COM AND JOIN THE MOVEMENT. IF YOU DO, GOOD LUCK TO YOUR QUEST TO GROW THE PERFECT MO.
On to things to be thankful for, including men. Coincidentally, this happens to be the men’s issue. Again we bring you a bevy of local men making Houston look good near and far. Turn to page 36 to see Cody Bess’s breathtaking photography. Month after month a pool of talented local writers, photographers, copy editors, makeup and hair artists contribute to 002houston magazine. Pay attention to their names – I am thankful for all of them who make me and the magazine the publisher and I own look good. Last month we had the opportunity to drop into Le Bernadine, one of the best restaurants in the nation to catch up with owner Eric Ripert. Another one of our amazing writers, now NYC transplant Lance Scott Walker, chats with him on page 54. The Society for the Performing Arts brings Ripert and Anthony Bourdain to Jones Hall on November 11. Walker is also a musician; check out his super cool new CD with The White Papers. www.thewhitepapers.bandcamp.com If you don’t follow us on all the social platforms we are on (just look for 002houston), you are missing out on deals, steals and giveaways! Find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube.
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Let the holiday season roll! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving and am thankful for health, my family, friends, love and a job that I love.
MENSPIRATION Don Vaughn + Eric Warner + John Mills-McCoin
Photography by Cody Bess Styling by Vico Puentes | Makeup by Cori Aston + Brittany Hoffart for Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge Props by Gino + Blanca Vian for Funhouse
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! OOPS! The date listed for the November concert for The Manichean in our September issue was incorrect. The date of the concert will be Saturday, November 24 at Warehouse Live.
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Carla Valencia de Martinéz
Editor-in-Chief | Creative Director
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table of contents OCTOBER 2012
COMING IN DECEMBER
cover contest issue
BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR COVER
KATY ANDERSON + PATRICK MEDRANO
20 DAVID DOVE
54 ERIC RIPERT
carla valencia & carolyn farb
48 HARD ROCK photographer cody bess + art director alex rosa
The energy at the men's issue shoot was electric! What you can’t see in the pictures is sax player Grady Gaines serenading the set, or Don Vaughn smiling and having a good time interacting with the local legend. Or Lee Ellis peeking in the window off the street and asking Lifestyle Editor, Bea Allen “Is this a porn shoot?” Fuel healthy foods kept everyone well fed and full of energy through the backto-back shoot which started at 9am and closed around 2pm. That's 8 men, some shot together interacting and all shot alone portrait-style in 4 hours! Plus Juan Carlos Herrera was filming behind the scenes for our website and a spoof on the Gangnam Style video. CHECK OUT OUR VERSION AT YOUTUBE.COM/002HOUSTON 6. november 12 | www.002mag.com
HOTEL PUERTO VALLARTA
also in this issue 4 letter from the editor 6 table of contents 8 on our radar 10 fresh arts scene 11 party pics 12 calendar 14 museum district 16 for art‘s sake: katy anderson + patrick medrano 18 art houses + museums + exhibits 20 david dove 22 phone shot 23 gish at the movies 24 born cool, grow hip 25 party pics
26 people of houston 27 party pics 28 costume for cocktails 29 party pics 30 holiday gift guide 33 mac tips | green living 34 things I love 36 menspiration 44 graceful beauties 46 MENtertainment 48 destination: hard rock hotel puerto vallarta 50 tools + toys + gadgets 52 dinewrite: cuchara 54 eric ripert
58 open 59 tracy’s tasty tidbits 60 the scene 66 houston map 67 party pics 68 downtown map 69 uptown + galleria map 70 restaurant listings 74 washington+heights way 77 bea here now 78 club + lounge review: luke’s icehouse 80 002 nightlife 82 party pics + crossword puzzle
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Texas Commission on the Arts recently designated the Midtown Management District an official Cultural Arts and Entertainment district for the state of Texas. Midtown is the first management district in the state to receive this honor and joins a list of 18 other communities that benefit from the power of an artfocused community.
Mayor Annise Parker, members of Houston City Council, the Houston Fire Department (HFD) and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities at the Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) recently announced a new program to provide free audio and visual smoke detectors to members of the local deaf community. CHS and the HFD will place 2,000 smoke detectors into the homes of families with hearing loss.
FOR ART’S SAKE
Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting, the largest model and talent group in the southwestern United States, opened another location in Northwest Houston. Classes are scheduled to begin this month. Acting classes will be at 14149 Westfair East Drive.
Photo by Mark Hiebert
A project of Avenue CDC and its biggest fundraiser, Art on the Avenue features the work of 275 Texas artists, who graciously donate a portion of silent auction proceeds from their work back to the nonprofit organization. Preview Party entry is $100 and includes admission to the Saturday night event. Thursday, November 8, 6–9pm. Winter Street Studios – 2101 Winter Street. Food provided by Arturo’s Uptown Italiano, Beaver’s, Café Brussels and Jenni’s Noodles. Entertainment by Two Star Symphony and john r. stronks| “there... in the sunlight.” Contemporary Dance Company. For ticket or sponsor information, call 713.864.8099, ext. 228 email@example.com or visit www.avenuecdc.org.
THE MUSICIANS MAY BE GONE, BUT THEIR LEGEND LIVES ON IN CARLOS HERNANDEZ’S “TILL DEATH DO US PART” DAY OF THE DEAD ROCK STARS SERIES ON DISPLAY AT RECORD RANCH GALLERY LOCATED INSIDE CACTUS MUSIC (2110 PORTSMOUTH) THROUGH JANUARY 2013. THE EXHIBIT MEMORIALIZES DECEASED RECORDING ARTISTS FROM ROCK, COUNTRY, JAZZ AND BLUES IN THE TRADITION OF DAY OF THE DEAD.
DEVELOPMENT Construction has started on Phase II of BLVD Place located at the intersection of Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe with Whole Foods Market and the Houston headquarters of Frost Bank acting as anchors. CITYCENTRE debuts CITYCENTRE THREE (office/retail) this fall as well as breaking ground on FOUR (office/retail/restaurant) and ICON at CITYCENTRE (multi-family). Recent openings include BeHuman Gallery, Charming Charlie, Dryden Kreps, ENVI Boutique, Kendra Scott, Muir Fine Art Gallery and Texas de Brazil.
With over 400,000 visitors plus nearly 2 million TV viewers, the 63rd Annual Holiday Parade presented by H-E-B is a local tradition. The parade starts at 9am on Thursday, November 22, in downtown Houston with a global theme of “CELEBRATE! Holidays Around the World.” www.houstonholidayparade.com The Source for Women of Houston strategically partnered with Houston’s First Baptist Church to open the doors of the city’s first Pregnancy Medical Clinic (PMC) located at 8312 Long Point Road. Along with the traditional client services, counseling and educational courses, The Source Spring Branch clinic will offer additional reproductive healthcare services including STD/STI testing and treatment, well-woman exams and breast exams. For more information, please visit www.supportthesource.org.
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THE HOUSTON CHAPTER FOR DRESS FOR SUCCESS RECENTLY MOVED INTO ITS NEW OFFICE BUILDING. THIS IS THE FIRST OF THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE’S 114 AFFILIATES TO BUILD AND OWN A BRAND-NEW FACILITY.
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RADAR Piatto Ristorante recently partnered with ARAMARK to offer several of its most popular specialty dishes on the club level at Reliant Stadium during Texans home games.
HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEK SAW A RECORD-SMASHING $1.2 MILLION IN DONATIONS GIVEN TO THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK.
Rendering courtesy of The Hanover Company
The Hanover Company has purchased a 1.2 acre site in BLVD Place for a 29-story complex containing 355 apartments designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Solomon Cordwell Buenz. The Hanover Post Oak will have apartments available for lease, ranging in size from 650sf to well over 3,000sf for some of the penthouse units. The luxurious resident clubhouse will be located on the eighth floor and will feature lounge areas with WiFi, a movie theater, a fitness center, a catering kitchen and private function room. An expansive pool deck and outdoor areas will feature a swimming pool with sunning shelf, private cabanas, an outdoor fireplace and fire pit, multiple outdoor kitchens with dining areas and several outdoor living rooms.
DINEWRITE RA SUSHI INTRODUCES THE NEW FALL PAIRING, A SPECIAL MENU FEATURING THE KIWIFRUIT.
Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women opened Bella Luna Boutique on the third floor of the Pavilion. Its focus is on helping mother’s successfully breastfeed while also offering a variety of personal care and gift items. The store carries brand name and handselected infant clothing, breastfeeding products, gifts and educational materials. The Baby Bistro is a breastfeeding support center staffed by knowledgeable lactation consultants.
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fresh arts scene By Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
NOVEMBER’S THE PERFECT TIME TO TAKE STOCK OF ONE’S BLESSINGS AND GIVE THANKS. WITH THE CHOICE OF THEATRE, DANCE, OPERA AND THE VISUAL ARTS, THERE’S PLENTY TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN THIS MONTH’S FEAST OF EVENTS.
City Council Meeting November 1-3, 7:30pm This is the city we make together by performing it. Who are you and who represents you? City Council Meeting is a participatory theater event about empathy, democracy and power, directed by Aaron Landsman. Combining transcripts from government meetings in several cities, as well as original writing, it reveals the city we make each night by performing it, with the help of local actors, activists, politicians and other citizens. (Co-presented by the UH Mitchell Center and DiverseWorks at various locations.) www.citycouncilmeeting.org Sandy Ewen’s Projection & Amplification Opens November 2, 6-8pm Fresh Arts invites you to Projection & Amplification, a solo exhibition of microcollage work, video projections and live experimental music by multimedia artist Sandy Ewen. Through a unique process of tearing, liquefying, scorching, melting, cutting and fusing natural materials and polymers, Ewen then enlarges the collages to expose their fascinating and exquisite detail. Fresh Arts ARC (2101 Winter Street)—FREE. www.fresharts.org Art Squares Artists 14th Annual Open Studios November 3, 12-5pm Art Square Studios is home to 50 artists and located in the newly named Cultural Arts and Entertainment District in Houston’s Midtown. Artists will greet you in their personal studios, and all art is for sale. 2711 Main and 4118 Fannin—FREE! www.artsquarestudios.com Inprint Emma Donoghue and Hari Kunzru Reading November 12, 7:30pm The Margarett Root Brown Reading Series continues with fiction writers Emma Donoghue and Hari Kunzru. Irish-born Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from her new story
collection, Astray. British Kashmiri writer Hari Kunzru, the author of four novels and a story collection, will read from his novel Gods Without Men. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center (800 Bagby)—$5. www.inprinthouston.org Karen Stokes Dance presents Vine Leaf Dances November 15-17, 8pm An evening featuring three KSD premieres: Just Us combines Stokes’ signature quirky gestures with levity and vocal sound effects. In Midnight, Stokes explores a mysterious and cyclical world between sunset and sunrise. In Distreston & Balia, a village named “Distreston” is inhabited by mentally unbalanced souls, while “Balia” is a place filled with serenity and equanimity. Barnevelder Theater (2201 Preston)—$12+. www.karenstokesdance.org Opera Vista | Ainadamar November 16-17, 8pm: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Ainadamar (“Fountain of Tears”), a Flamenco opera by the great Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, meditates on the life and death of Spanish poet-playwright Federico García Lorca. Set during the Spanish Civil War, Golijov’s provocative opera uses the reflections of Lorca’s muse, actress Margarita Xirgu, to examine the moral duty of the artist, the pursuit of freedom and martyrdom. Zilkha Hall (800 Bagby)—$32+. www.operavista.org Touring Taste of Dance Salad Festival: Film Screening November 29, 6:30pm Join Dance Salad for the premiere of film excerpts from the spring 2012 Dance Salad Festival featuring choreographic masterpieces by international companies, including the Stuttgart Ballet, English National Ballet, Semperoper Ballett and more. A reception will follow. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium (1001 Bissonnet)—FREE! www.dancesalad.org
Looking for more options? Visit Fresh Arts’ www.houstoncultureguide.com for a more comprehensive list of this month’s art events!
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EVENT AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 COLLECTION LAUNCH WHY TO BENEFIT HEROES FOR CHILDREN WHERE JIMMY CHOO AT THE GALLERIA WHEN SEPTEMBER 19 Upon entering Jimmy Choo in The Galleria, Houston fashionistas were greeted with a glass of bubbly and hors d’oeuvres provided by A Fare Extraordinaire. White rose flower arrangements placed atop tall tables covered in black silk linens immediately put guests in the luxury-shopping mood. As they mixed and mingled, guests enjoyed an informal fashion show and first look at Atrium Ready to Wear’s 2012 fall collection. The looks boasted figure-flattering eveningwear, cap-sleeve dresses and, back again, color blocking. Each style looked fabulous paired with Jimmy Choo pumps.
Luvi Wheelock, Janet Gregory
Photography by Daniel Ortiz
Mercedes Pilegge, Nadine Boutrous
Monica Bickers, Faith Majors
Michelle Vera, Donna Jendritza, Heather Domingue
Carrie Evans, Alissa Maples, Kalie Sanders
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S U N DAY
M O N DAY
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT ALLEY THEATRE: alleytheatre.org BAYOU MUSIC CENTER bayoumusiccenter.com CWMP: woodlandscenter.org HOBBY CENTER: 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org HOUSE OF BLUES: hob.com JONES HALL: 713.227.3974 houstonfirsttheaters.com MAIN STREET THEATRE: 713.524.6706 mainstreettheatre.com
MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT): milleroutdoortheatre.com MINUTE MAID PARK: astros.mlb.com RELIANT PARK: reliantpark.com STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE: 713.527.0123 stagestheatre.com TOYOTA CENTER: 1.866.4HOU.TIX toyotacentertix.com WAREHOUSE LIVE: warehouselive.com WORTHAM CENTER: 713.237.1439 houstonfirsttheaters.com
Bayou Music Center The LongLiveA$AP Tour 8pm HOB Marc Broussard 7pm Jones HS: Tchaikovsky’s 5th 2:30pm Main Street Girls Only…3pm | Wiley and The Hairy Man 3pm Reliant Stadium Texans vs. Buffalo Bills 12pm Toyota Aeros vs. Grand Rapids Griffins 5pm Warehouse Kreayshawn 8pm Wortham HGO: La Boheme 2pm
CWMP 17th Annual Children’s Festival 12pm | Hobby GEB:Les Miserables 7:30pm | HOB Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 7pm | Gaelic Storm 7pm Main Street Girls Only…3pm MOT Houston Cinema Arts Festival 6:45pm Reliant Stadium Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove 1:30 & 5:30pm | Reliant Center HB: Nutcracker Market 10am | Stages The Winter Wonderetters 3pm | Toyota Aeros vs. Texas Stars 5pm Warehouse Rock Yourself to Sleep 6pm Wortham HGO: The Italian Girls i n Algiers 7:30pm
Alley A Christmas Carol 2:30 & 7:30pm HOB Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine 7pm Jones HS: Beethoven & Liszt 2:30pm Main Street Girls Only…3pm | Love Goes to Press 3pm Reliant Stadium Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 12pm Stages The Winter Wonderetters 3pm Warehouse Born of Osiris & Unearth 6pm
Alley A Christmas Carol 2:30 & 7:30pm | The Santaland Diaries 2:30pm Jones HS: Bond and Beyond 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…3pm | Love Goes to Press 3pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 2pm | The Winter Wonderetters 3pm Toyota Aeros vs. Abbotsford Heat 5pm Warehouse Afton Live 6pm Wortham HB: The Nutcracker 2pm
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PERFORMING ARTS CONCERTS SPORTS MOVEMBER the month formerly known as November isTaU 30-day E Schallenge D A forY men W E D N E S DAY (and the women who support them) to bring back the moustache to raise awareness and FOR THESE EVENTS AND funds for men’s health. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can register at movember.com and MORE, CHECK OUT OUR see full details. CALENDAR ONLINE AT BE A PART OF THE MOVEMENT! WWW.002MAG.COM November 1-11, 40th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair. Visit www.erjcchouston.org for full details.
Warehouse Watsky 8pm
Bayou Music Center Jackson Browne8pm Hobby GEB: Les Miserables 7:30pm HOB Asher Roth 9pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm Reliant Stadium Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove 7:30pm Stages The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets 7pm Wortham HGO: The Italian Girls in Algiers 7:30pm
ELECTION DAY Hobby GEB: Les Miserables 7:30pm HOB All Time Low w/ Special Guests 6pm
November 7-8, Stuart Weitzman Spring 2013 Trunk Show, 10am at Stuart Weitzman-Houston, Galleria II. 713.850.9100
HOB Joshua Radin/ A Fine Frenzy 7pm Jones Eddie Vedder 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Miami Heat 7pm
HOB The Wailers 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm Stages The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. New Orleans Hornets 7pm Warehouse Dr. Dog 8pm
Warehouse Falling in Reverse 6:30pm
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group at Bayou Music Center presented by Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF). Proceeds from the event will benefit Fund for the Future, the Foundation’s permanent endowment. Visit www.springbranchisd.com/sbef.
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T H U R S DAY
Bayou Music Center An Evening w/ Gilberto Gil 8pm HOB Durango Presents Delta Spirit 7:30pm Jones HS: Tchaikovsky’s 5th 8pm Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm Wortham Brilliant Lecture Series: Conversation with President Mikhail Gorbachev 7pm
Hobby GEB: Les Miserables 7:30pm Jones SPA: Jean-Yves Thibaudet 8pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm Reliant Stadium Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove 7:30pm Reliant Center HB: Nutcracker Market 10am Stages The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Toyota Aeros vs. Toronto Marlies 7pm Warehouse Woe is Me 6pm
HOB All 4 Original Members of ASIA 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm Stages The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Warehouse Joe Brooks 7pm
Gardere Hosts “A Night Out” Benefiting Dress for Success Houston, 6-9pm at Westin Galleria. 12th annual fundraiser supporting the purchase of professional attire for economically disadvantaged women. To purchase tickets, contact Ray Rivas at 713.276.5508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jones Eddie Vedder 7:30pm
+ FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST
Alley A Christmas Carol 7:30pm HOB Matisyahu 7pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm
Toyota Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors 7pm
Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm | Love Goes to Press 7:30pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm | The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls 7pm Warehouse Jetspeed Music Showcase 7pm | Devin Dude 8pm | Hip Hop Showcase 7pm
Alley The Santaland Diaries 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm Stages The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Toyota HS: Andrea Bocelli 7:30pm
27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting, 4pm at Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe. Tune into 89.3 KSBJ-FM for live show and traffic updates. Fans can also “Like” Uptown Houston on Facebook and follow @UptownHouston on Twitter for information, trivia, photos and behind the scene posts. Alley A Christmas Carol 7:30pm | The Santaland Diaries 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm | Love Goes to Press 7:30pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm | The Winter Wonderetters 7:30pm Toyota Aeros vs. Oklahoma City Barons 7pm
November 29, 2nd Annual Taste-ful: Celebrating 25 Years of Saint Nicholas, 7-9pm at Hotel ICON. Benefiting Volunteer Houston holiday project, A Visit from Saint Nicholas, which hopes to gift 10,000 underserved Houston-area students with a backpack filled with holiday gifts on St. Nicholas Day, December 5, 2012. For additional information, please contact Mabel Menefee at 713.964.0215 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Hobby Da Camera: St. Lawrence String Quartet & Stephen Prutsman 8pm HOB Inked Magazine Music Tour featuring Alesana 6:30pm Jones HS: Explorer Concerts 9:30 & 11:15am Main Street Girls Only…8pm | Wiley and The Hairy Man 7:30pm Warehouse A Place to Bury Strangers 8pm Wortham HGO: La Boheme 7:30pm SPA: David Sedaris 8pm
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Bayou Music Center The Masters of Funk 8pm HOB Taking Back Sunday- 10th Anniversary Show performing Tell All Your Friends 6:30pm | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist World Tour w/ special guest TBA 8pm | Jones HS: Tchaikovsky’s 5th 8pm Main Street Girls Only…8pm | Wiley and The Hairy Man 7:30pm | MOT Benise- En Fuego! 7:30pm Toyota Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers 7pm Wortham HGO: The Italian Girls in Algiers 7:30pm
November 2nd, Dance Design: From Studio to Stage, 7:30pm at Texas Asia Society. Presented by Vitacca Productions & Company. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 713.205.0355 or visiting vitacca.org.
Hobby GEB: Les Miserables 8pm Jones SPA: The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi 8pm Main Street Girls Only…8pm MOT James Gavin’s Stormy Weather 7:30pm Reliant Stadium Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove 10:30am & 7:30pm Reliant Center HB: Nutcracker Market 10am Stages The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Toyota Aeros vs. Lake Erie Monsters 7pm Warehouse Mayday Parade & The Maine 7pm Next Generation 8pm Wortham HGO: The Italian Girls in Algiers 7:30pm
Alley A Christmas Carol 7:30pm Hobby Opera Vista: Ainadamar 8pm HOB Great White 8pm Jones HS: Beethoven & Liszt 8pm Main Street Girls Only…8pm Stages The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Warehouse Rusko 8pm Wortham Da Camera: Chucho Caldes Quartet 8pm
November 17, The American Diabetes AssociationStep Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 5k run/3k walk at Minute Maid Park in Houston and Northshore Park in The Woodlands. www.diabetes.org/stepouthouston
Alley A Christmas Carol 2:30 & 7:30pm Jones HS: Bond and Beyond 8pm Main Street A Little House Christmas 11:30am | Girls Only…8pm | Love Goes to Press 8pm Reliant Arena Wiz Khalifa 7:30pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Toyota Rockets vs. New York Knicks 7pm Wortham HB: The Nutcracker 7:30pm
CWMP 17th Annual Children’s Festival 10am Hobby GEB: Les Miserables 2 & 8pm Ars Lyrica: Magnificat 7:30pm Jones SPA: Good vs. Evil, An Evening w/ Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert 8pm Main Street A Little House Christmas 1 & 4pm | Girls Only…8pm | MOT David Broza in Concert 7:30pm Reliant Stadium Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove 11:30am, 3:30 & 7:30pm | Reliant Center HB: Nutcracker Market 10am | Stages The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Toyota Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons 7pm Warehouse Waka Flocka Flame 8pm Wortham HGO: La Boheme 2 & 7:30pm Alley A Christmas Carol 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby Opera Vista: Ainadamar 8pm Jones HS: Beethoven & Liszt 8pm Main Street A Little House Christmas 1 & 4pm | Girls Only…8pm | Love Goes to Press 8pm Reliant Center Los Magnificos Car Show & Concert 11am Stages The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Warehouse Gritsy 8pm | Wortham Mercury The Orchestra Redefined: Bach & Sons w/ Christophe Rousset 8pm
November 17, Master Class Series with Jeremy Duvall and Phillip Broomhead, 10am at Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. Register by contacting Vitacca P&C at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.205.0355. Space is limited.
Alley A Christmas Carol 2:30 & 7:30pm The Santaland Diaries 7:30pm Hobby Bill O’Reilly & Dennis Miller: Bolder and Fresher 3 & 8pm Jones HS: Bond and Beyond 8pm Main Street A Little House Christmas 1 & 4pm | Girls Only…8pm | Love Goes to Press 8pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Warehouse Geoff Tate of Queensryche 7pm Wortham HB: The Nutcracker 2 & 7:30pm
Alley A Christmas Carol 7:30pm | The Santaland Diaries 6 & 9pm Main Street Girls Only…8pm | Love Goes to Press 8pm Stages Panto Mother Goose 7pm The Winter Wonderetters 8pm Toyota Aeros vs. Oklahoma City Barons 7pm Wortham HB: Jubilee of Dance- A Tribute to Amy Fote 7:30pm
November 10 SPA: Good vs. Evil, An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert 8pm
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museum district By Pixie Ibañez
EXHIBITS EMAIL US AT PIXIE@002MAG.COM
1. THE MENIL COLLECTION www.menil.org Claes Oldenburg: Strange Eggs, on view thru February 3, 2013. The Strange Eggs are a remarkable group of collages by American artist Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929). Completed over the course of two years after he moved to New York City from Chicago in 1956, they constitute some of the artist’s earliest known works and represent a pivotal moment of experimentation. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org Soldier, at Ease, on view November 8. Through the work of
stoneware ceramic vessels and pate de verre glass sculptures mimicking iron cookware. The show features outstanding work in all craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. 5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org “F” Team, on view thru January 12, 2013. As a continuation of the “Famous Monsters” mural created by Daniel Anguilu for the 2011-2012 season, Lawndale Art Center presents a collaborative mural by Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Saldaña and Dandee Warhol. This project is the first collaborative effort for this group of artists. Elements of street art help to navigate the narrative design and special attention is paid to complementing the building’s historic nature and location. 6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com
Tim Hetherington, Louie Palu and Erin Trieb, this exhibition will look at how active soldiers spend their private time “at ease,” while they are off-duty and also after they return home. Photographs and videos by these three photographers, as well as images created by active duty soldiers themselves, illustrate a more personal experience of the soldier as an individual. 3. THE ROTHKO CHAPEL www.rothkochapel.org
The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief in a modern meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of Russian-born, American painter Mark Rothko (19031970). 4. HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT www.crafthouston.org CraftTexas 2012, on view thru December 30. The seventh in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring works by 40 Texas artists, the exhibition includes everything from a largescale installation of crocheted linen and latex paint to
This museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry were nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery. 7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org Blood Memory: a view from the second generation, on view thru March 24, 2013. In the national premiere retrospective of her work, “Blood Memory: a view from the second generation,” artist Lisa Rosowsky explores the “second generation” experience as the daughter of a hidden child and refugee from the Holocaust. Themes of repression and loss emerge, as do memories and stories about a family decimated by war. In this new exhibition this knowledge is represented through a variety of media, including quilting, sculpture, printmaking and installation. 8. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON www.cmhouston.org Remember Your First Car? On view November 15. Hot rods ready to rumble! Remember your first set of wheels? Not the first one you drove as an adult, but the very first car you owned as a child? Cruise back in time through Darla Lexington’s vintage pedal car collection, an exclusive installation of more than 100 children’s pedal cars on display. The collection tells the nostalgic story of how Darla and her late husband, John M. O’Quinn, began collecting classic cars in 2003 in hopes to one day build a world-class automotive history museum for Houston. 9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org Sonic Sensation , on view thru February 15, 2013. Experience our sonic world and the sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds in this interactive exhibit. Experiment with pitch, test your own hearing, make a movie soundtrack, and step into the ever-popular Scream
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Chamber! Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear, find out about decibels, amplitude, frequency, pitch, sound waves and what you can do to protect your hearing. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit consists of fourteen interactive stations. 10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History, on view thru March 31, 2013. Mayan civilization was one of the longestlived in the Americas. A Stone Age culture, the ancient Maya developed the most advanced writing system in the New World and domesticated plants we all still enjoy eating, for example, corn. This exhibition presents the story of the real Maya, which spans over three millennia. Topics include the evolution of kingship, the development of writing and math, astronomy and timekeeping. 11. HOUSTON ZOO www.houstonzoo.org TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights, on view November 23. The exhibit will transform the Zoo with more than 300,000 LED lights illuminating more than 50 animal-themed light displays, 15 miles of tree lighting, and seasonal songs and stories. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the Zoo and take in all the awe-inspiring sights, including whimsical colorful projections over 15 feet tall, life-size lighted animal sculptures and “Holly Berry,” a 1958 Cadillac featuring vibrant lights choreographed to joyful music. 12. RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY www.ricegallery.org Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art, on view thru November 18. The exhibit features 72 works by 67 artists, and seeks to redefine the canon of African-American art by offering a more in-depth, inclusive presentation of the artists and their aesthetic and social concerns, according to the Driskell Center. 13. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON www.mfah.org Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collection, on view thru January 6, 2013. This exhibition highlights several key avant-garde movements engaged in the production of concrete, geometric and kinetic art. The presentation outlines the different paths taken by pioneers such as Lygia Clark, Leon Ferrari, Gego, Hélio Oiticica and Joaquín Torres-Garcia. The exhibition contextualizes key aspects of the MFAH collection and reveals the correspondences between several different artistic projects of the 20th century. 14. CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON www.camh.org Perspectives 180-Unfinished Country: New Video from
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China, on view November 2. China has become the world’s fastest growi n g economy. Parallel to this economic growth has been the unprecedented production of art. While the majority of contemporary art practices have centered upon the traditional genres of painting and sculpture, the expansion of work in video and new media has been rapidly evolving. This exhibit presents a cross-section of work by a new generation of artists from China working in video and video installation. A separate program of cinematic work by emerging artists will also accompany the exhibition. 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org Paradigm Shifts and Other Clichés by Dora Dillistone, on view thru November 28. Ancient Eastern materials provide the means to a contemporary expression based on the vents in the artist’s personal history that cause a shift in thinking. Layering, light and space are the threads that connect the progression of Dillistone’s work. 16. CZECH CENTER MUSEUM www.czechcenter.org
The Czech Center Museum Houston works to preserve, record and celebrate the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia.
17. JOHN C. FREEMAN WEATHER MUSEUM www.weathermuseum.org
Explore animal habitats in the Interactive Climate Zone, touch a tornado, learn how to make your own hurricane preparedness kit and be a weather reporter for WRC-TV. The museum houses nine permanent exhibits and offers many exciting programs including weather camps, Boy/Girl Scout badge classes, teacher workshops, birthday parties and weather labs. 18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter, on view November 8, is a collaboration with Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to bring Houston the first major showcase of contemporary Asian American portraiture mounted by the Smithsonian. Through the work of seven artists from across the country and around the world, the exhibition offers thought-provoking interpretations of the Asian American experience, and representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have obscured the complexity of being Asian in America.
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By Nadia Michel Photography Sofia van der Dys
+ PATRICK MEDRANO
EN YEARS INTO THEIR LOVE AFFAIR, THE ARTISTIC TIE THAT BINDS KATY ANDERSON AND PATRICK MEDRANO IS STRONGER THAN EVER. A NEW BABY, EXHIBITS IN ATHENS AND PARIS AND BIG LEAPS FOR THEIR NONPROFIT FODICE PROJECT TELL US THIS CREATIVE DUO HAS NO PLANS OF SLOWING DOWN.
“We are 3 years into the Fodice project. We are just now tied in to the right people as far as preservation. We are just getting to the point where we can raise real money,” says Anderson about the nonprofit organization they created in 2008. The abandoned school they are re-purposing sits just outside Anderson’s hometown of Lovelady, TX. It was built in 1938 for a segregated, largely AfricanAmerican community and was only used for about 20 years. The building was abandoned with desegregation as the population migrated to other towns and schools. Anderson discovered it during her last year of high school. “It’s very remote. You have to go down a dirt road for six miles just to get there and there are maybe three houses that people live in,” says Anderson.
The couple has been working together since the day they met. “The first piece we ever did was a silhouette of Katy and me. In between the chests, a film would go through it. The film was a negative of all the photographs she had taken since we had been together, which was only a couple of weeks. We’d already taken a whole roll of film that was interesting enough to put in,” explains Medrano. It was a path that only fate could have drawn. “(Before) I would have said ‘I never want to collaborate’,” says Medrano, a self-taught artist. “But it’s just how it happened. There’s me as an artist, strictly painting and sculpture, then there’s Katy, who does strictly photography. Then there’s Anderson-Medrano that is able to do all of those things, and more. It’s that thing I think is so powerful to people,” explains Medrano. “We are artists at heart. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t do it,” he says.
Drawing attention to the history of the Fodice Community, the revamped building will serve as a space for an artist residency program, replete with studios, a gallery and private living space. “We were able to purchase the building and land, we put up a privacy fence and this summer we put electricity on site, so we can start doing construction,“ says Anderson. “We have some huge supporters. Carolyn Farb is one of our biggest supporters and she sits on our board. She’s really been instrumental in helping us move forward. We have big hopes for this next year,” she reveals. “It’s a huge piece of African-American history,” adds Medrano.
Anderson + Medrano collaborative works are currently on view in Athens, Greece, at the Athens School of Fine Art in a show entitled Western Sequels: Art from the Lonestar (through Jan. 15th). “That’s through Gus Kopriva, who is a big supporter and collector,” confides Medrano. The pair also has pieces on view in Paris, France, at Dorothy’s Gallery, in the Bastille District. “It’s a show that was created to support the Barack Obama reelection and to encourage Americans abroad to vote,” Anderson tells us. Medrano’s solo work can be seen November 17 during Artcrawl 2012 at John Reynold’s curated show Birdbrain at Mother Dog Studios (720 Walnut, 713.229.9760). They are also regular fixtures at Gallery M Squared (339 W. 19th Street).
When they met in 2002, the couple began creating a large body of work in the abandoned school. “There’s no one to bother you there. Honestly, we’d get naked and go take crazy, imaginative pictures,” says Anderson. A trip to a Marfa, Texas exhibit in 2007, set in a restored fort, inspired the duo to establish the Fodice Foundation.
Adding to an ever-growing body of work, the couple recently welcomed a baby girl, Tomorro Rose Medrano. “People don’t believe us, but if it had been a boy, we were going to name him Quiet,” says Medrano.
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“THERE’S ME AS AN ARTIST, STRICTLY PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, THEN THERE’S KATY, WHO DOES STRICTLY PHOTOGRAPHY. THEN THERE’S ANDERSON-MEDRANO THAT IS ABLE TO DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS, AND MORE.”
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MUSEUMS 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM www.1940airterminal.org 8325 Travelair Rd. 713.454.1940
ART CAR MUSEUM www.artcarmuseum.com 140 Heights Blvd. 713.861.5526 BLAFFER ART MUSEUM www.blaffer.org 4800 Calhoun Rd. 713.743.9521
GALVESTON ARTS CENTER www.galveston.com 2127 Strand St. 409.763.2403 HERITAGE SOCIETY www.heritagesociety.org 1100 Bagby 713.655.1912
ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 Thru November 2, FLYAWAY by Aaron Parazette BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200 Opens November 16, Shambhala by Paul Fleming
BOOKER-LOWE GALLERY www.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541
CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.228.3848
MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652
COMMUNITY ARTISTSâ€™ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616
ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2401 Munger 713.926.6368
DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 5321 Feagan 713.542.3802 Thru November 28, Double Wedding Ring by Catherine Colangelo
STATION MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART www.stationmuseum.com 1502 Alabama 713.529.6900 UNIVERSITY MUSEUM www.tsu.edu/museum 3100 Cleburne Ave. 713.313.7145
ART HOUSES 18 HANDS GALLERY www.18handsgallery.com 249 West 19th St. 713.869.3099 November 3-14, Interwoven IV: Accessorize! AEROSOL WARFARE GALLERY + BOUTIQUE www.aerosolwarfare.com 2110 Jefferson St. #113, 832.748.8369
ANYA TISH GALLERY www.anyatishgallery.com 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.524.2299 Opens November 16, Homage to Domestic Familiarity II, group exhibit ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Opens November 3, Inappropriate for a Public Space by John Slaby
BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 1208 W. Gray 713.576.6954
CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 713.825.4613
PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662
GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 Opens November 10, Interference Paintings by David Simpson GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311
GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.528.0405
DAKOTA GALLERY www.dakotaframing.com 2324 Shearn St. 713.523.7440
GREEN HOUSE GALLERY www.greenhouseartgallery.com 716 W. Alabama St. 713.535.6462
GREMILLION & CO. FINE ART www.gremillion.com 2501 Sunset Blvd. 713.522.2701 Thru December 1, Recent Sculptures by Quentin Garel
DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Opens November 17, The Desert Beyond the City Belongs to Me by Soody Sharifi
H GALLERY www.hgallery.org 617 W. 19th 713.417.4888
DESANTOS GALLERY www.desantosgallery.com 1724 Richmond 713.520.1200
HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice 713.527.0523 Thru January 1, Contemporary Watercolor Fine Art by Sirum Guan
DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 1117 East Freeway 713.223.8346 Opens November 17, houstontohouston by Franklin Evans
HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600
DOMY BOOKS www.domystore.com 1709 Westheimer 713.523.3669
HOLLYWOOD FRAME GALLERY www.hollywoodframegallery.com 2427 Bissonnet 713.942.8885
FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522
G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842
GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547 Opens November 1, Active Imagination by Russ Havard and David McClain
HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru November 21, Glassarama HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800
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HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526
MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997
HOUSTON STUDIOS 707 Walnut St. 713.223.0951
IMAGO DEI www.imagodeigallery.com 2525 Robinson St. #100, 713.520.5557
INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru December 22, New Paintings by Gilda Efrat KINZELMAN ART CONSULTING www.kinzelmanart.com 3909 Main St. 713.533.9923
KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175
LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700 LAURA U COLLECTION www.laurau.com 1840 Westheimer 713.522.0855
LAZZARA ART GALLERY www.gallerialazzara.com 5400 Mitchelldale St. 713.681.0681
M2 GALLERY www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070
McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988
McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Thru November 21, Woodpecker Monologue by Lance Letscher MEEK STUDIO & GALLERY www.meekgallery.com 1824 Spring St. #109 713.259.9226 MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671
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MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803 MONTROSE ART SOCIETY www.montroseartsociety.com 4715 Main St. 713.316.0402
MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Thru November 21, Kissing in Cars, Driving Alone by Debra Barrera MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114 281.497.8009
NAU-HAUS GALLERY www.texascollaborative.com 223 E. 11th St. 713.261.1409 NEW GALLERY www.newgalleryhouston.com 3225 Milam St. 713.520.7053 NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. 713.528.0664
Oâ€™KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St. @ UHD 713.221.8042
PARKERSON GALLERY www.parkersongallery.com 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945
RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836
S & T ART & DESIGN www.sandtartanddesign.com 2424 Sawyer Heights 281.250.4889
SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 2246 Richmond Ave. 713.529.1313
SPACE125 GALLERY www.haatx.com 3201 Allen Parkway 713.527.9330 SPRING STREET STUDIOS www.springstreetstudios.info 1824 Spring Street 713.862.0082 STUDIO SEVEN 1107 East Freeway 713.224.5555
TALENTO BILINGUE www.tbhcenter.org 333 S. Jensen Dr. 713.222.1213
THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278 VAUGHAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY www.vaughanchristopher.com 1217 S. Shepherd 713.533.0816
WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200 713.521.2977 Thru November 24, Single Artist Exhibition by Floyd Newsum
PEEL GALLERY www.peelgallery.org 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.520.8122
WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Thru November 29, November Experimental Watermedia Exhibit
POST GALLERY www.postgallery.com By appointment only. 713.622.4241
WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082
REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532
ZARPOSH INDIA GALLERY www.zarposhindia.com 5910 Southwest Fwy. 713.668.2948
POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337
RECORD RANCH GALLERY www.cactusmusictx.com 2110 Portsmouth 713.526.9272
RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 1839 W. Alabama 713.522.7074
XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846
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“Not too maNy people are doiNg this kiNd of experimeNtal music aNd improvised music aNd avaNtgarde music iN aN educatioNal coNtext, with youNg people.”
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DaviD Dove Interview by Lance Scott Walker | Photography by Anthony Rathbun
YOU MAY KNOW DAVID FROM HIS WORK WITH THE LEGENDARY HOUSTON BAND SPRAWL, AS THE FOUNDER OF NAMELESS SOUND OR BY THE SLOWED DOWN AND BASSED-OUT TROMBONE SOUNDS OF HIS OWN SCREWED ANTHOLOGIES PROJECT. HE’S ALSO GOT A RECORD COMING OUT WITH RAPPER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST JAWWAAD TAYLOR AROUND THE END OF THE YEAR CALLED THESE ARE EYES, SEE?
You’ve seen so many of these kids grow up – do a large percentage of them continue to make music, and do they become a part of a bigger network that you’re creating? I couldn’t really say that in terms of percentage because we see a lot of kids, and a lot of the kids that we see are in places like homeless shelters, so it’s hard to track that and see what they take from [the sessions]. The core of our organization – before we expanded to have the reach that we have with all of these different sites Like a community outreach? – has been the youth ensemble. This is before we were going to the homeless shelI don’t consider it to be a community outreach. I consider it to be at the core of what ters, before we were going to refugee kids – all of this. It started with this youth we do, actually. Nameless Sound has been around since 2001, and I’ve been doing ensemble. And this is why I don’t see any of it as outreach. I see that as the thing by this kind of teaching since ’97. We see about 150 kids a week at 16 different ses- which everything came out of. And the youth ensembles have always been kids – sometimes teenagers, – sometimes a little younger, sometimes young adults – who sions, and it’s all about doing improvisation and creative music with them, and seeing that type of music making as something that can be very valuable come to us and they sign up for this class. And that group has always been for their own personal development and the community developa very interesting, very diverse in every way, group of musicians. That ment. We have kids who come to us and participate in our youth group, since before Nameless Sound, that’s the group I’ve been doing since ’97. To me, there’s actually a whole story in those ensembles, and there’s really like a whole generation of musipeople, where they went. A lot of them are people who are cians, many of whom are very well known now, who have doing really interesting things, getting a lot of attention in not come out of those ensembles. And then the other part of it is only experimental music but all other kinds of music, too. we’re actually going into all these homeless shelters, we’re DAVID DOVE PERFORMS One of them’s gone on to be a music therapist, one of them’s working with refugee kids, we’re working with special needs NOVEMBER 6 AND 7 gone on to be an art therapist. They’re going on into all kids. And then Nameless Sound, the concert series, the WITH ACUERDO AT STUDIO these different kinds of fields, and you can see how it’s relatartists that we bring in, most of them will do work in those 101 AT SPRING STREET ed to what they do. And also, when I first started doing this, communities, too. So we’re bringing the most avant-garde, STUDIOS I didn’t really feel like… as an artist in Houston, doing my the most experimental musicians in the world directly into conmusic, doing improvised music, I felt like I was in a pretty small tact with these kids, to work with these kids. So Exploratorium circle. And now I have this – a lot of these kids now are 30 years is a presenting organization in Berlin who presents contemporary old – now I have this group of colleagues, people who are my main music, and they also have a component of improvisation with chilcollaborators, my peers. These are people like Lucas Gorham – I’ve dren and improvisation workshops. They had a symposium with music known him since he was 16 years old – he’s a collaborator now, we have a group teachers, and one thing I got out of that is that their orientation was about these together. So there is whole kind of list of them who I’ve known since they were music teachers or just teachers, and about how those teachers can try to start to kids and they’re either my collaborators or they’re in my network or they’re just incorporate improvisation into their curriculum, and they do that. Whereas doing interesting things on their own, whether it’s connected to experimental music Nameless Sound is about taking people who are artists and bringing them into a or whatever. It’s hit that stage where you can see the fruits of it, really. context where they become teachers. It’s kind of coming from the other side. You just went to a music conference in Berlin – what did you take away? Well, the music conference was this organization called Exploratorium. They brought me there three years ago to talk about the kind of music education we do because it’s a pretty unusual thing. Not too many people are doing this kind of experimental music and improvised music and avant-garde music in an educational context, with young people.
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BOND, JAMES BOND Amazingly, The Houston Symphony By Sarah Gish (www.houstonsymphony.org) has been around 99 years – and its longest-running Music Director, Austrian Hans Graf (pictured), will be stepping down after twelve years at the helm. I met Mr. Graf at an OrchestraX concert (you hipsters will hopefully remember that edgy group started by John Axelrod); his love for bringing classical music to the masses was obvious. As part of their “A Graf Farewell” season, the Symphony is celebrating James Bond’s 50th anny with a musical tribute on November 23-25. • Charles Dove of Rice Cinema (www.ricecinema.rice.edu/) is jumping for joy not only because they got a new HD projector but (even more importantly…) a new air conditioner. Their “Mediterranean Film Festival” brings together films and folks from Greece, Turkey, France, Egypt, Israel and Italy starting 11/16 through 11/19; the kick-off is Thursday, 11/16, 6pm. It’s being co-sponsored with the Consulates of each country as well as the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts and the Department of Public Affairs and Multicultural Relations. • Big congrats to Lacy Edmondson of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas (www.drafthouse.com/houston), who welcomed baby boy Riley last month! Their show goes on with an outdoor screening of The Godfather, Part II during the monthly “Rolling Roadshow” at Market Square Park (www.marketsquarepark.com) on 11/16.
CINEMA ARTS HITS THE GROUND RUNNING… Yippee! It’s time for this year’s installment of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival (www.cinemartsociety.org/cinemaartist-festival-houston/2012-festival/), the unique mash-up of films and events exploring the performing, visual and literary arts will be at various venues around town from 11/711/11. At the brand-spanking-new Asia Society Texas Center (http://asiasociety.org/texas), the London-based artists The Light Surgeons (pictured) debuts the American premiere of their live cinema event, SUPEREVERYTHING, on 11/9 and 11/10 at 7:30pm (co-sponsored with University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts). Miller Outdoor Theatre (www.milleroutdoortheatre.com) will be the host venue for the closing film – check the schedule for details. • It’s time for the annual ERJCC Jewish Book & Arts Fair (www.erjcchouston.org/arts/bookandartsfair/). This year is its big 4-0 and the film lineup includes Strangers No More (11/3); Portrait of Wally (11/4); Welcome to the Kutchers: The Last Catskills Resort (11/9) and Bar Mitzvah (11/11). I AM THE BEE’S KNEES The folks at the Aurora Picture Show (www.aurorapictureshow.org) transform their site into an installation space for whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, a retro-sci-fi film, on 11/9 as part of the Cinema Arts Festival. Then head over to St. Arnold’s Brewery for a celebration of FOUND Magazine’s tenth anny on 11/28. • My friend and queen bee Shelley Rice has organized events to complement a screening of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? on 11/9 at Discovery Green (www.discoverygreen.com) as part of the “Green Film Series presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill.” DG will be taken over by all things bees: demonstrations by local beekeepers (of which Shelley is one), bee-based crafts, honey tastings and much more. • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (www.mfah.org) has organized a provocative film series, “Wars on Film,” to complement an exhibition I am personally excited to see, “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath,”on view at the MFAH through 2/3/13. Paths of Glory (11/17); The Deer Hunter (11/25) and Grand Illusion (La grande illusion, 11/30) will be screened, as well as this month’s pick for “Movies Houstonians Love” by Astros leaders Jim Crane and Jeff Luhnow, who chose Moneyball (11/26). • UH Clear Lake (www.uhcl.edu/movies) is hosting a special event on 11/5 with a screening of The Whistleblower which includes a talk by the subject of the film, Kathryn Bolkovac, who was fired for exposing the United Nations-sanctioned sex trafficking in Bosnia. • My “Mod Mandalas: The Chakra Series” art exhibition closes at 14 Pews (www.14pews.org) on 11/11 with mandala kid yoga (pictured) at 1:30pm and a screening of the film that encourages cooperation over competition, I Am (www.iamthedoc.com), at 3pm.
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Jacko Matrioska Doll The King of Pop is a tribute chronicling different iconic looks that Michael Jackson had throughout his career. www.ooomydesign.com
born cool. grow hip. By Pixie Ibañez
Balancing Blocks by Fort Standard are handmade from repurposed hardwood scrap from local furniture shops. Balance these ten faceted stone-size shapes to create your own sculpture. www.areaware.com
Go the F*ck to Sleep Book A tongue-in cheek bedtime book for PARENTS which exhorts children to go nitenite. Very clever and funny. If you order from them directly at www.akashicbooks.com, you’ll receive a signed copy while supplies last.
for the Boys
WHAT GUY DOESN’T LOVE COOL STUFF? NO GUY, THAT’S WHO. THAT IS WHY WE DECIDED TO DEDICATE THIS PAGE TO ALL THE COOL DUDES OUT THERE. AFTER ALL, IT’S OUR MEN’S ISSUE. SO WHETHER YOU ARE IN SEARCH OF SOME NEW AWESOME TOYS TO PLAY WITH, OR LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOUR BEST BUDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. HERE ARE SOME FUN TRINKETS WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE.
HEX3 Laser Blaster Plug your iPhone®, iPod® or Android® Smartphone into the laser blaster and your surroundings will instantly be transformed into a battleground where you can shoot your friends for points and pick up weapons, ammo packs, health kits and body armour from around your environment thanks to the power of augmented reality. www.HEX3.com
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ® from the LEGO® Architecture Series. You’ll have a blast building this landmark of organic architectural design! It is so cool you’ll want to display it as a piece of art. www.LEGO.com
La Sardina DIY Camera Itching to create your own camera masterpiece? Write on it, draw, paint or glue something on it – this wideangle wonder will let your imagination run free! www.lomography.com
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EVENT AN EVENING WITH DEEPAK CHOPRA WHY TO BENEFIT THE AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION WHERE WESTIN GALLERIA HOTEL WHEN SEPTEMBER 9 Over 500 guests mingled over the lovely music of the Indian sitar, buzzing with excitement to hear advisory board member Deepak Chopra speak passionately about his involvement with the Foundation. The crowd of supporters and friends were in awe as they learned that for the past eleven years the foundation has helped feed children in more than 9,000 schools throughout India, and today is the worldâ€™s largest NGO-run midday meal program, serving more than 1.4 million children daily. The appeal of the evening ended on a high note when Leena and Ash Shah made a legacy endowment of one million dollars to the foundation to the applause of the crowd.
Yasmine Haddad, Cindi Rose, Lisa Gochman
Allison and Geary Broadnax
Jag and Pinder Gill
Carlos and Karina Barbieri
Nita and Neil Jolly
Photography by Kim Coffman
Amrita and Prasad Menon
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SARAH GHANDOUR sign Pisces origin Palestinian/ Polish occupation Real Estate Agent with Natalie Glass Properties/ Carmel Builders
DIANE LOVEJOY sign Cancer origin New Orleans occupation Publications Director, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; author, Cat Lady Chronicles
people of houston
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
SCOTT BEAN sign Libra origin Houston, TX occupation Owner Outdoor Development LLC
1. SARAH GHANDOUR • Where is your favorite place to shop? L.K. Bennett, Zara. • What is one thing you can’t live without? Prayer. • Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? Sardinia, Italy. • How do you stay in shape? True meals, Fit foods, Java Monsters, yoga, biking, running and work. • What’s your favorite souvenir? Evil eye bracelet. • If you could only wear one cosmetic product, what would it be? Fake eyelashes. I love them! 2. DIANE LOVEJOY • If you never had to work, what would you do? Volunteer for animal-welfare causes. • What celebrity would you like to get style tips from? Giada De Laurentiis. • Where would you like a vacation home? French Quarter in New Orleans. • Do you own more shoes or purses? I love purses. • If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be? I am a big fan of Houston Grand Opera and would like to meet a celebrity performer: Nathan Gunn. • Where is your favorite place to hang out? I love Houston’s diverse restaurants; Hugo’s always puts me in a good mood. 3. SCOTT BEAN What is the worst fashion trend you loved? Parachute pants. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? Another lotto ticket. What is your favorite movie? Fast Times at Ridgemont High. How would you describe your style? Clean-cut, laidback. What’s in your closet that you just can’t let go of? Redwing boots. Would you rather cook, dine out or get takeout? Cook.
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Nearly 3,000 art patrons and dealers, from all over the world, attended the opening night preview party for the second annual Houston Fine Art Fair. The crowd comprised of both glamorous and cutting-edge art aficionados gathered at the ultra-chic VIP Lounge designed by Rottet Studios. The space showcased masterpieces by local artists, including prints by 002’s art director Alex Rosa! Here they enjoyed refreshments, mingled with friends, compared notes and strategized what aisle they would target next. The crowd buzzed about the location’s smart layout of open aisles and dramatic 12-foot high walls. Sales were brisk with sales made by 500 artists including Andy Warhol and Fernando Botero.
Photography by Gary Fountain and Dave Rossman
EVENT HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY WHY TO BENEFIT THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART PROGRAMS WHERE RELIANT CENTER WHEN SEPTEMBER 13
Rick Friedman, Cindy Lou Wakefield
Liz Clark-Paterson, Michele Sturtevant
Gabriel Martinez, Joseph Havel, Massa Lemu
Lucinda Loya, Alex Cao
Stephanie and Ernie Cockrell
Rania Daniel, Sima Ledjavardian
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Kuhl-Linscomb - 2424 West Alabama 713.526.6000 Loehman’s - 9347 Katy Freeway 713.932.8016 Neiman Marcus - 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.621.7100 SOHO Couture - 6584 Woodway Dr. 713.827.1881
costumes for cocktails
Text by Beatrice Allen Photography by Gabriella Nissen Illustration by Alex Rosa
This is the first anti-aging line that my sensitive skin can handle. Although it is anti-aging, the cream is incredibly light but equally moisturizing – plus the scent is heavenly. I wake up every day looking like a new woman! La Prairie® Anti-Aging Day & Night cream @ Neiman Marcus
I’m not the best at hostess presents (or any sort of small gesture present for that matter) but when I happened to gift this diffuser to my mother-in-law her feedback was invaluable. She loved it! With this new assurance on not only the gesture but also the subtle scent that is not so much floral but warm, this is my go-to gift year-round. Look for fig or pine versions for the holidays. The scent can fill a room without feeling perfume-y. Plus, you can always leave it unattended! Voluspa Baltic Amber Reed Diffuser @ Kuhl-Linscomb
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RED IS AN EXCELLENT ACCENT COLOR IF YOU’RE TOO SHY TO GO ALL THE WAY WEARING IT. THE RED DETAILS ON THIS SILK PRINT DRESS ARE ONLY HEIGHTENED BY THESE VIBRANT TOMATO T-STRAPS.
The subtle print and flowy fit are perfect for holiday parties. It’s figure friendly and allows you to eat without feeling constricted. Joie dress @ SOHO Couture A blazer is ideal for the mild cold; plus, should you find yourself in a hot holiday event, you’ll be thankful this is the only
Red, RED HOT!
layer you have on. This asymmetrical hemline and ¾ sleeve is a new take on an old classic. Juicy blazer @ Loehman’s I usually shy away from bright colors on my feet but this conservative t-strap style takes the fear factor out of spotlighting my gams. Tomato Mia @ www.shoemint.com
I need no excuse to shop (ask my husband) so when a friend sent out an email about shopping on Stella and Dot for a good cause, I was in! I scored this statement pendant necklace that I foresee tons of use in my future. Leona pendant necklace @ www.stellaanddot.com
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EVENT PARIS & JEWELRY NIGHT WHY TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL IN PARIS WHERE TOOTSIES WHEN SEPTEMBER 18
Diane Lokey Farb, Laura Godman Photography by Kim Coffman
Champagne, canapés and jewelry made for the perfect gathering as guests joined Donna Josey Chapman and jewelry designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig at Tootsies. The evening was in support of the world-renowned American Hospital in Paris, which was created by an act of Congress in 1913. Rich with history and helping many Americans during World Wars I and II, there were several shared stories by attendees. Joan’s newest designs were on display, with everyone looking for the perfect necklace, rings, earrings or bracelets to complement their ensembles. One hundred percent of Hornig’s profits goes to the charity of choice of the buyer, so ladies were shopping for a cause.
Holly Veech, Emily Schwarzbach, Mary Schneidau
Joan Hornig, Mikey Rosmarin, Donna Josey Chapman
Mark and Amy Hammer
Erin Furr Stimming, Joe Furr
Judy Oudt, Casey Landry
Barbara Van Postman, Danielle Ellis
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Gift Guide IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME WHEN COMMERCIAL OVERSTIMULATION FROM EVERY DIRECTION MAKES IT HARD SOMETIMES TO COME UP WITH THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. NEVER FEAR, 002HOUSTON BRINGS YOU OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE TWICE THIS YEAR! HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS, SOME EVEN WITH DEALS TO HELP YOU KEEP ON A BUDGET. MAKE SURE TO PICK UP THE DECEMBER ISSUE FOR EVEN MORE OPTIONS. firstname.lastname@example.org
FarmHouse Fresh, a Texas proud company, creates moisturizers, body scrubs, hand creams and more that bring delight with every use. Whimsical, nostalgic and giftable they’re perfect for even your finickiest friends. Each product is 88%–99.6% natural, made without parabens or sulfates. Plus many are also vegan and gluten-free. From charming jelly jar toppers, to delicate glass pour-spout cruets, each product is lovingly crafted and packaged for that special someone! Snarky Office Gifts: Want an inexpensive and effective way to show your love for your office family? Try our subtle message pens, take-a-hint sticky notes or thought-provoking books. Everyone will be sure to get a laugh with these mini-expressions of affection during the holiday season. www.jubileeintheheights.com 713.869.5885 325 W. 19th Street | Houston, Texas 77008
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Mention this ad and receive $10 off any massage service
What’s the one thing that every person loves to receive for the holidays? A massage! Whether it’s given as a present or a treat for yourself to relax after your relatives leave, South Beach Massage on Richmond Avenue provides the best massage therapy Houston has to offer. With a refreshing staff and atmosphere, South Beach Massage offers a variety of massages including Swedish, deep tissue, sports therapy, prenatal, pre- and post- operative and even waxing. Gift cards are available throughout the holiday season. Come experience what professional massage therapy feels like at South Beach Massage. www.sbphysiques.com 713.936.9590 2990 Richmond Ave. #370 Houston, Texas
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The Vintage Contessa Authentic timeless luxury, The Vintage Contessa scours the world for pieces including vintage Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton up to 70% off retail.
Gift Certificates are available online for instant purchase. Not only did the Rainbow Lodge celebrate 6 years in its “new” 100-year-old log cabin this year, but it scored high for “Most Romantic Restaurant,” “Best Patio” and “The Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants.” Located in The Heights/Garden Oaks Area, the elegant log cabin features 3 fireplaces and cozy views. The patio and private dining rooms are a refreshing backdrop for garden parties, weddings and holiday celebrations. Game and seafood are at the foundation of this iconic Houston restaurant, and Sunday Brunch is a big hit for the locals. “Sophisticated but not stuffy” makes for a comfortable setting with guaranteed great tastes and fine wines. Try the braised buffalo short rib grilled cheese sandwich at lunch. The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. Houston, Texas 77008 713.861.8666 | www.rainbow-lodge.com
Mention 002 for 10% off Louis Vuitton* during the month of November 2012. *excludes sale items and other discounts Visit our studio at 6222 Richmond, Suite 540, Houston, 713.977.7296 Shop our online boutique at www.thevintagecontessa.com.
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Celebrate the spirit of giving with one-of-a-kind treasures you won’t find in Santa’s workshop. Hand-crafted mirrors, bags, scarves, jewelry, toys and more are awaiting you at Ten Thousand Villages in Rice Village. Indulge in Fair Trade chocolates, coffees and teas or snuggle up in a soft hand woven blanket. Got stockings to stuff? We have many items to choose from to fit every holiday budget and please every picky little elf. Give the gift that gives twice: All items are made by fairly paid artisans in developing countries who use their earnings to provide for their families and educate their children. Visit us at 2424A Rice Blvd and on Facebook: TenThousandVillagesHouston 713.533.1000 or www.houston.tenthousandvillages.com
Community Features: • Large Resort style pool with outdoor kitchen and grilling area • Upper level outdoor sun-deck to include fire-pits, lounge furniture and a beautiful view overlooking Uptown Galleria • Sports lounge with coffee bar Residence Features: • Granite countertops in island style kitchens to include stainless steel appliance package • iPod docking stations with built in speakers and Bluetooth capabilities in all units • Bamboo Wood flooring in dining/living areas MODELS OPEN DAILY. Visit us today at www.gables.com/postoak Gables Post Oak 1875 Post Oak Park Drive Houston, TX 77027 | 1.877.826.2139
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If there’s one thing Houston gals know a thing or two about, it’s jewelry. Frasier Lipton is no exception to this rule. Her handmade line, Frasier Sterling Jewelry, is sure to leave many jaws a-dropping this holiday season. From long, perfect-for-layering necklaces to stackable, glam-meets-boho bracelets. It’s all beautiful. It’s all fun. Looking for a totally unique gift to satisfy a sweet tooth? Araya Artisan Chocolate makes decadent, fresh, locally handcrafted chocolates and also offers French macaroons in 10 exquisite flavors. You can also create your own custom-made box for corporate gifts with the logo or image of your preference, or choose from a large selection of favor boxes for parties and events.
Inspired by the beach – Lipton currently lives in Santa Monica – and her grandmother’s jewelry closet where all the designing started, her collection merges an easy beach aesthetic with classic chic quality.
Ship your holiday gift through our website – www.arayachocolate.com – or visit us at either of our two locations: 2013 W. Gray St.| Houston | 832.767.5939 1575 W. Grand Parkway S., Suite 1000 | Katy | 281.395.1050
Visit www.frasiersterling.com to find that perfect gift (or two) and be sure to enter the code beachlove at checkout. 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. ’Tis the season to bling with a cause.
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Gift Guide K1 Speed is a revolution in indoor karting, with its award-winning centers, European-style racing and professionally designed race tracks. The emission-free electric karts are the best available, reaching speeds of 40mph, faster than gas karts and without the smog. K1 Speed Houston – with its fully air-conditioned, large lobby area, meeting rooms, racing memorabilia and exhilarating Indoor Racing Excitement for junior and adult racers alike – is the perfect venue! K1 Speed Houston will allow novice and veteran drivers alike to experience an authentic racing atmosphere. The center’s large indoor tracks feature a challenging combination of long straightaways and hairpin turns, providing racers with a variety of opportunities to test their fortitude. When not racing, there is a spacious lobby, which features a video game area, Pit Café full of refreshments, official racing memorabilia and comfortable seating areas with club-like lighting, large projection screens and plasma televisions to lounge, relax and enjoy! 14900 Northwest Freeway, Houston | 281.674.8012 | www.k1speed.com
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Who wouldn’t enjoy a day full of luxury and pampering? Give the gift of relaxation this Holiday season to those special people in your life. At Norris of Houston, guests receive exceptional hair salon and day spa services. Our Master Hair Stylists assist their clients to make confident choices that can help them look and feel their best. Our Body Care Specialists provide a variety of therapeutic and specialty massages, body and facial treatments for men and women. To order gift cards, purchase products or make an appointment, call 713.627.0000 or visit us at www.norrisofhouston.com 2033 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056
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by NEW LIVING
By Amanda DeMers | Photography by Adam Brackman for New Living
iPhone® | iPad® by Vladimir Ambia
Keyboard shortcuts!!!! Tap and hold the “Compose new message” button in Mail to automatically bring up all your saved email drafts.
RESPONDING TO THE DEMAND FOR HEALTHY HOMES: REALTORS GOING BEYOND GREEN HOMES!
If you have multiple audio outputs. Option Click on the sound icon and voila!
And rather than switching to the number keyboard and then switching back to the letter keyboard, tap and hold the “123” key, then drag it to a number to select it. When you lift your finger from the number, the letter keyboard will appear again.
With the new 10.8.2 update of Lion, users will be able to connect to Facebook, Twitter, etc. Notification Center just got a little sexier When entering an email address, hold down the period key to see other address endings.
For a questions or a consultation, please contact me at: email@example.com | 713.858.9160
ecent national studies show that families across America are searching for homes that aren’t only green, but also healthy. A study from RCLCO, a leading real estate research firm, shows that this trend is growing even faster than homes that only feature traditional green or energy-efficient homes. Whether they are parents of children with asthma or allergies, or just plain worried about the cumulative effects of the toxic world we live in, owners want home features that improve indoor air quality – highquality HVAC systems, air and water filtration systems, and non-toxic building materials. This is not surprising considering the explosive growth of organic foods in recent years and even the growing demand for non-toxic children’s toys.
But, is there help out there for families seeking healthy havens? Although there are several great programs in existence that educate Realtors about what makes a home green, these programs tend to focus on energy efficiency and sustainably produced building materials. To make sure that there is no missing link between families demanding healthy features and the growing number of firms offering these options, New Living has recently created the Healthy Home Expert (HHE) Certification for Realtors. The full-day course helps Realtors to recognize healthy home features and advise homebuyers about healthy home improvement options. Realtors who’ve completed the course have a strong understanding of the relationship between health and housing, and can even help sellers make their homes healthier! This program is modeled after trainings offered by The National Healthy Homes Training Center and after New Living’s Green Painter Certification program. As one Realtor, Rhonda Power with Boulevard Realty, who holds a GREEN certification and now the HHE credential, put it: “More and more these days I’m finding buyers, from baby boomers to social millennials, are not only evaluating whether or not a home fits their needs, but whether or not an area fits their lifestyle. Walkability to shops, markets and eateries is important to them, as well as easy access to bike trails, parks and the arts…This program not only answers a need but makes a contribution to the Houston community!”
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things i like
By Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Sofia van der Dys
A FRIEND RECENTLY GAVE ME TWO OF THESE WAX MUSTACHES, ONE FOR ME AND ONE FOR MY SON. I LOVE THE NOSTALGIA, PLUS WE HAVE A BLAST GOOFING AROUND WITH THEM. PERFECT FOR MOVEMBER. WWW.US.MOVEMBER.COM
These shirts are hilarious! Wear one to Thanksgiving under your jacket and watch your guests crack up! www.fauxrealshirts.com
OOPS! Last month we credited Gabriella Nissen with shooting Things I Love, but it was Sofia van der Dys who shot it.
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Obsessed with Martha Stewartâ€™s multi-marker pack. The colors are amazing and they draw deliciously smooth.
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Erin Hick’s new book is a beautiful ode to some of the city’s hottest restaurants. The photography is beautiful and you’ll have a hard time picking just one recipe to try. I’ll be serving tapas style dinners from here ‘till I get through the whole book. $24.95 www.erinhickscooks.com
I am obsessed with this buttery soft leather bag (some of you may recognize it from The Devil Wears Prada). A trio of Colombian sisters behind the brand www.hidden-arcane.com have these as well as a bevy of other crafts made in their country. Available in red, blue, gray, camel, black and brown. $168, available online.
THESE ARE GENIUS! IF YOU COOK, YOU’LL GET IT. FLEXIBLE MEASURING CUPS BY FLEX-IT® FROM ISI®. $3.95 – $6.
You may think juicing is the latest fad or food trend but, although it is at its height, many of us have been doing this for 6 years and can attest to the goodness of it. New to Houston is Crush Cleanse. Although they offer a variety of cleanses, I recently did a 3-day version and can attest to the fact that all the flavors were delicious and filling.
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Menspiration Photography by Cody Bess Styling by Vico Puente www.vicopuentes.com Makeup by Cori Aston + Brittany Hoffart for Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge All Props by Gino + Blanca Vian for Funhouse 2918 Austin in Midtown
DON VAUGHN Model, actor, neuroscience researcher This San Diego native just might be a modernday Renaissance man, jack-of-all-trades, the most interesting man in the world…No, really. He’s modeled for Page Parkes for the last two years, but neuroscience research is what brought him to Houston. And somehow, by night Vaughn finds the time to DJ, produce music and drum in clubs. He uses his neuroscience background to get “an increasingly ADD audience” to focus on his music rather than their phones; he built his own drum set to light up when he hits it. We have no doubt Vaughn will connect and inspire the world through all these outlets. Z Zegna suit, Eton shirt and Tateossian cuff links at M. Penner; Bruno Magli shoes at A. Taghi.
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LEE ELLIS BRC, Liberty Kitchen, Petit Sweets, Sam & Lilli Conceptuaire is what ex PaperCity editor Lauranne Claridge calls Ellis. And it’s actually perfect for the restaurateur and boutique owner. The night before our shoot, Ellis had just signed a lease on San Felipe for the old Vida space which will be the next Liberty Kitchen. In the business since ’98 with Tonic, Ellis has learned a lot but enjoys coming up with the concept, design, development and completion. His employees inspire him every day, but he enjoys the food aspect and “the people most of the time.” Lance Feagan and Ellis basically operate everything and are working on a project in Austin right now. There’s no doubt Ellis enjoys himself on a regular basis. Zegna suit, accessories and shoes, his own. “New wardrobe from a recent trip to Paris,” he said.
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ANDREW BENAK Pitcher for the New York Yankees Organization Youâ€™ll be hard-pressed to find a guy as down-to-earth, humble or wellmannered as Benak. The Rice University student is halfway through an internship with Spectra Energy. Benak has been playing ball since he was just a kid and seems to be calmly embracing his future. He wonâ€™t soon forget the day the Yankees called, he shares. John Varvatos jacket and Boss pants at Nordstrom; Our Legacy shirt at The Class Room. Belt and shoes, his own.
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JOHN MILLS-McCOIN Show business is his business Call him Mills-McCoin. He has a talk show, writes for FreePress Houston, runs open mic night at Fitzgerald’s, books comedy shows and manages a band. Seriously, this is the man with the master plan. Favorite bands currently are Hamamatsu Tom, Poor Pilot (ultimately his favorite), Fat Tony and Croon Bin (his real ultimate favorite). Ultimate goal? “I think a year ago I would have said get a stage at Free Press Summerfest, but now I want my own stage. I want to do my talk show for two days.” Etro jacket, Zegna pants and Eye Bobs sunglasses at M. Penner; Tom Ford shirt at Neiman Marcus; Brioni and Borsalino hat at A. Taghi.
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JONATHAN BLAKE Designer Fresh off his first public showing of his first collection for his eponymous line, Blake has a bevy of supporters ready to raise him up to super fashion mogul status. At such a young age, Blake is mature beyond his years with a boyish sweet face. His designs are elegantly timeless. Tom Ford jacket and pants, his own. Hugo Boss shirt at Nordstrom and Brioni shoes at A. Taghi.
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GRADY GAINES Saxophone Legend Houston blues and R&B saxophone legend Grady Gaines launched his career in the mid ’50s when he became the band leader for rock ’n roll icon Little Richard’s seminal backing band, The Upsetters. Gaines spent much of the 1960s crisscrossing the country when The Upsetters became the go-to backing band for a who’s who of artists. Now 78, the leader of Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters maintains a busy schedule of local gigs. Music runs in his veins. “My grandfather, Andy Gaines, was a violin and harmonica player who traveled throughout East Texas For Rod Evans’ and Louisiana playing on the buses for full interview with tips. My daddy, Merkerson Gaines, Grady Gaines, visit www.002mag.com. played harmonica mostly on the porch of our house in Waskom, Texas (in Northeast Texas near the Louisiana border). They got me and (younger brother) Roy (a blues and R&B guitarist) interested in the music world.” When asked about his style, Gaines answers, “I play hard, honkin’ rock ’n roll, bluesy sax. Some people say I’m the king of the rock ’n roll saxophone.” Ermenegildo Zegna jacket and shirt at M. Penner, Agave denim at M. Penner, Tom Ford scarf at Neiman Marcus, Brioni belt at A. Taghi. Shoes and at, his own.
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ERIC WARNER Brewmaster at Karbach Brewery
Warner’s been in the craft beer business for over 25 years. He got his degree in Germany in brewing science in 1990. In other words, he’s not messing around. From Colorado, Warner’s been in Houston since last summer to start Karbach. The locally made beer’s been around for a year and is growing fairly quickly for a smaller brewery. What makes it great? It’s fresh, locally made and the variety of beers offered insures something for everyone. There’s a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Porter that is about 11% alcohol to Warner’s favorite beer – “the one I’ve got in my hand at the time.” Theory suit, Theory shirt and Prada shoes at Nordstrom, Tom Ford pocket square at Neiman Marcus.
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ROARK AUSTIN SMITH Producer and Host of Wide Open Spaces on KPFT 90.1fm The roots music show is on from 10am1pm Monday thru Friday featuring old blues and traditional country to soul, funk and zydeco. Roark tries to get a local band every day if he can. With over 20 years of radio experience, Roark started off at Alvin Community College, hosted Uncastrated Album Rock which landed him a gig at the Arrow, then to KPFT’s Sound of Texas show to where he is today. Roark’s mission is to put good music on the radio in Houston, which he’s happy to say he’s doing. Now if someone could pay him for it that would be great. “KPFT does pay, but it is public radio,” shares Roark. “I don’t think any radio station would let me come in and do what I do, so I’ll take the pay cut any day to spin records.” Next time you’re at the Grove in Discovery Green and a banquet captain with the smoothest voice is serving you, be sure to say hi. Chances are it’s Roark at his night job. Brioni suit, Brioni shirt and Bruno Magli shoes, all at A. Taghi; Burberry peacoat at Nordstrom.
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RATHER THAN SEARCHING FOR THE GOLDEN NECTAR OF THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, HERE IS A PLETHORA OF THE LATEST ON THE BEAUTY AND FRAGRANCE SCENE By Carla Valencia de Martinez
TO HELP SKIN AGE GRACEFULLY AND SMELL AMAZING. FROM HEAD TO TOES AND STEAL TO SPLURGE – WHATEVER TICKLES YOUR FANCY.
Nuxe’s 24hr Moisturizing Body Lotion is the perfect transition cream from hot summer to our first chilling breeze. Nuxe Body.
Some people can afford to spend big bucks for a dip in that fountain of youth. Why do you think Madge keeps pumping out shows like last month’s showstopper? French brand La Prairie celebrates the Caviar Collection’s 25th anniversary with a limited-edition keepsake just in time for the holiday – Caviar Cristal, Skin Caviar Luxe Cream paired with an opulent crystal case for $1100.
If you don’t have Madge’s checkbook, give Clinique’s Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 a try. Not only does it address wrinkle issues, but the formula also lifts and firms. Anything that attempts to defy gravity is welcome!
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Ex-über successful corporate world and It Girl Julie Macklowe’s It Kit Beauty V might not help you achieve all she did before the age of 30, but it might help keep your skin as healthy as it was in your 30s. Swiss botanical stem cells from the Alpine Rose plant are just one of the Longevity Botanicals that have developed near-miraculous anti-aging abilities. Available at Therapy.
Or try the complete opposite in Balenciaga’s Florabotanica explosion of florals. One sample and you’ll be hooked too.
Even hair care has gone vegan and quite possibly glutenfree. I kid. Goldwell’s dualsenses Green hair care collection consisting of 98% naturally derived ingredients is free from sulfates, artificial dyes, silicones, mineral oils and parabens. Plus it’s still as good as it original formula.
Nicole Richie’s eponymous perfume might just be the little bit of exotic you’ve been looking for to perk up your style.
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It’s not called classic without reason. Experiment with Disaronno and put an Italian twist on your next cocktail party. For recipes, please visit www.disaronno.com.
Don’t eyeball your guests’ drinks; it’s lame. Bar10der is the ultimate at-home bartending tool, with its 10 tools in one – strainer, jigger, reamer, you name it. McGyver Swiss pocket knife meets mixologist. www.thebar10der.com
THIS IS AN ALL-IN-ONE, GUY’S BEAUTY SKINCARE PRODUCT. AND BY “BEAUTY” I MEAN IT NOT IN A METROSEXUAL WAY BUT IN A MANLY MASCULINE WAY. IT CONTAINS A BAR OF MANLY SOAP, 1 EXTREMELY SPICY SHAVING GEL, 1 VERY MASCULINE BAY RUM OIL, 1 REALLY SCRATCHY BODY MITT AND 1 JAR OF FISHERMAN’S HAND BUTTER. THE APPROPRIATELY NAMED CAN, “THE MAN CAN,” FITS. plumislandsoap.com/the-man-can
Established in 1999, V’s Barbershop has been taking great care of guys’ whiskers ever since. A barbershop is where guys can have a guilt-free, pampering, grooming experience, and V’s offers services from haircuts to old-fashioned hot lather shave. So sit back in that big ol’ wooden chair and let the professionals take care of that beard lust! www.vbarbershop
SIMPLY PUT, MOVEMBER AND SONS IS AWESOME. BESIDES BRINGING MUCH-NEEDED ATTENTION AND AWARENESS TO SUPPORTING PROSTATE AND TESTICULAR CANCER, MOUSTACHES HAVEN'T BEEN THIS COOL SINCE THE 70S. SO VISIT THE SITE, GET INVOLVED, DONATE AND LET YOUR MOUSTACHE GROW FREELY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER. US.MOVEMBER.COM
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Buzz Buddy is a party “supplement” elixir. You drink it either before or after. It is designed to make you feel better and better is always good. www.getabetterbuzz.com
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destination By Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography David Massey + www.leticia.alarcon.com
puerto vallarta|riviera nayarit, méxico
Y DAYS OF PARTYING ’TIL THE SUN COMES UP WERE LONG GONE… OR SO I THOUGHT. LET ME PREFACE THIS WITH THE FACT THAT OUR GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY TO MEXICO MAKES BEACH GETAWAYS AN EASY REALITY FOR US. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE A BEVY OF ALL-INCLUSIVES TO CHOOSE FROM. BUT, IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HAVE A REAL ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME AND HAVE ALWAYS DREAMT OF PARTYING LIKE A ROCK STAR, THIS IS YOUR PLACE. My husband and I were invited to the grand re-opening of this property, which was originally Vallarta Palace. All Inclusive Collection got their hands on the property and partnered with Hard Rock Hotel to revamp the hotel. Located on beaches of Bahia de Banderas in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit near Puerto Vallarta, the resort marries a modern vacation with the traditional Mexican resort experience, which includes amazing food, unparalleled service and warmth that is hard to find anywhere else.
I’M NOT GOING TO LIE: I was tempted by the celebs that were name-dropped plus a private concert by Mana. But what we got was bigger and better than what I had imagined. So, we left our 15-month-old with my parents for a quick jaunt to Mexico. Friday night kicked off the weekend celebration of the Hard Rock Hotel group taking over the remodeled property with the official flag raising followed by a beach party featuring American Idol’s Michael Jones. Two jumbo-sized guitars created an arch marking the entry to the beach party lounge area where a generous buffet flanked the space. A pirate ship stage featured live music all night. Let’s just say, Hard Rock knows how to party. The massive light-filled lobby features the most amazing one-of-a-kind art installation, created with over 3,000 album covers over a 4-day period which when looked at from precise angles, come together to create the image of Santana on his guitar. It’s truly a sight to be seen. As one would expect, rock paraphernalia grace the entire lobby area, from an original Fergie dress to drum sets donated by various artists. And somehow, it’s not outdated and is done in a truly artistic form. The rooms are modern and spacious with a spa-like Jacuzzi® in the room. Meaning not in the bathroom, but right next to the bed. See what I mean by partying like a
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rock star? And as if that’s not enough to entice you to lose your inhibitions, make yourself a drink from the full-size, top-shelf bottles turned upside down in true bartender style with spouts that just require you to place your glass under the desired poison and pour. The 42” flat screen TVs are perfect to play music videos as you get dressed for a night out.
STILL NOT CONVINCED? Does the idea of all-inclusive turn you off? Well, there is no skimping on quality here. The food is delicious. From the ceviches we devoured poolside to the Mexican delicacies prepared in their signature restaurant, Frida. And breakfast is just what you would expect from a Mexican resort – sublime. The Hard Rock Hotel is one of only 3 AAA Four-Diamond resorts in the area, with 348 guest rooms. Choose from 6 dining options including The Market for a fresh international buffet featuring local delicacies; Frida for contemporary Mexican fare; Zen for Asian-inspired sushi and teppanyaki; Ciao for Italian fine dining; Pizzeto for wood-burning pizzas; and Ipanema for Brazilian grill. There is a gym, but I rarely saw anyone working out too hard in it. And that might be due to its close proximity to the pool, which is where you should be getting your workout. A team of ambiance animators (so typical of these sorts of resorts) gets the party going early. With dance classes right there in front of sunbathers to volleyball games on the beach or in the pool – there is never a dull moment here. DJ Laz, known as Miami’s No. 1 radio personality, kept us all in party-mode spinning the previous evening’s debaucheries out of our systems. Saturday night a tent was set up on the grounds for the MANA show, which did not disappoint! With celebs like Wilmer Valderama, Joe Manganiello, Real Housewife Taylor Armstong and a bevy of Latin soap stars. This night saw us into the sunrise with an after party featuring the spinnin’ skills of DJ Aliyo and a surprise cameo by Wilmer Valderama.
I CAN OFFICIALLY SAY I’VE PARTIED LIKE A ROCK STAR AND MEAN IT.
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I CAN OFFICIALLY SAY Iâ€™VE PARTIED LIKE A ROCK STAR AND MEAN IT Accommodations start at $171 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. For more information, visit www.hardrock.com
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App: Just Landed Picking someone up from the airport can be a real pain. You have to try to time it so that you don’t get there too early and have to pay for parking. But there’s an app for that. Just Landed is an iOS app that takes the guesswork out of the process and makes picking up someone at the airport as easy as possible. You can use Just Landed to track flights by number, so you will know if there is a delay or if the flight may be running ahead of schedule. You can also have it alert you to any changes. A very useful feature of Just Landed is that it will actually use traffic data and tell you when the perfect time is to leave for the airport, so you get there right on time. It will even provide a notification when it is time to go. Free
Tagg™ Pet Tracker Dogs and cats are important members of the family and keeping them safe is a top priority. A new pet tracking gizmo on your pet’s collar can keep track of it on your mobile device. The TAGG Pet Tracker uses GPS technology that allows you to see where your dog or cat is and receive a notification if it wanders off. You use your computer to set up boundaries, in your yard or neighborhood. If the pet strays beyond that area, you’re sent an alert, to both your computer and smartphone that gives you an electronic trail that leads you right to them. It comes with a tracker, docking station, collar clip assembly and power kit. After you buy the transmitter and collar clip, Verizon Wireless service costs $7.95 a month. Good for pet-owning peace of mind. $99 for starter kit
Kindle Paperwhite Amazon has pioneered e-readers in ways that few other companies have or could. The Kindle Paperwhite is the successor to a long line of innovative products that seek to move book reading into the new century. The Paperwhite is one of the best e-readers on the market now thanks to latest E-Ink innovation – a glowing, front-lit display. This screen is also higher resolution than previous models, making images and text crisper and clearer. The Paperwhite is thinner than its touchscreen predecessor, the Kindle Touch, and comes in two flavors: a Wi-Fi only model and one with 3G. The device is very comfortable in hand as the size and shape feels close enough to an average book. $119 Wi-Fi only | $179 3G capable
is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on The 9-5-0 weekdays from 12pm-2pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm. See the full review of these products at www.hightechtexan.com and follow him at @hightechtexan.
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TERRY STANFIELD LIVES AND SELLS THE URBAN LIFESTYLE LONG RECOGNIZED AS DOWNTOWN HOUSTON’S #1 REALTOR, TERRY STANFIELD IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH, SETTING NEW SALES RECORDS IN THE DOWNTOWN, MIDTOWN AND NEARTOWN AREAS AND EARNING BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION. TERRY IS PROUD TO SPEARHEAD THE ONLY RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON, WHERE HERITAGE TEXAS PROPERTIES MAINTAINS AN OFFICE IN THE CELEBRATED OLD BUILDING AT 214 TRAVIS IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.
hat Terry ranks as one of Heritage Texas Properties’ Company-Wide Top 20 Producers year after year, in a company of more than 250 agents, is proof enough of his outstanding achievement, but the true testament to his enduring success has been his recognition locally by the Houston Business Journal as one of the area’s Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals and nationally, by REAL Trends, to its Top 100 Agents List – one of only seven from the state of Texas! While Terry is well-attuned to the entire city, his extraordinary knowledge of this chosen market has become the stuff of legend. He lives and loves the urban lifestyle that he sells so successfully and is one of the defining reasons that Downtown Houston has emerged as “the place to be.” He is particularly excited about new additions to the downtown scene such as the about-to-open OKRA
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Charity Saloon, the new but now well-established Phoenicia and its MKT Bar, and other wonderful attractions that enhance the urban landscape which has seen a surge in its real estate market. As Robin Mueck, Heritage President and CEO, said, “Terry’s results are amazing. He’s sold 22 Downtown listings in just the past 6 months – and has even more in the pipeline. Both Terry and Heritage are deeply rooted in the belief that we can all build a better community by committing to the quality of our neighborhoods and being involved. Terry consistently demonstrates that commitment, sharing his enthusiasm for the vitality of the market and his experience of living there. We are so proud to have Terry on our Heritage team.”
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REAL MEXICAN CUISINE 1. buñelos con chocolate picante con helado de vanilla de papantla 2. esquites | 3. mula de nopal 4. interior | 5. main dining
By Beatrice Allen
CUCHARA 214 FAIRVIEW | HOUSTON, TX 77006 713.942.0000 | www.cuchararestaurant.com
SAMPLE MENU botanas | appetizers • QUESADILLAS DE HUITLACOCHE- Corn with black mushroom quesadillas $8 • Charalitos- Deep fried small lake fish with salsa on the side $8 • CHILATOLE- Creamy corn masa soup with serrano pepper $8
platos fuertes | entrées • HUACHINANGO VERACRUZANA- Veracruz style red snapper mounted on a plantain and amaranth crispy base. Rice on the side $19 • MOLE VERDE- Green mole with pork tenderloin. Refried beans, rice and white corn puree on the side $16 • Mixiotes de camarón - Spiced shrimp steamed in maguey packet. Avocado mousse and refried beans on the side $20 • ENSALADA DE PÉTALOS DE ROSA- Mixed greens with rose petals, pear, peach, pistachios and cran berries with fresh orange and guajillo pepper vinaigrette $8
postres | desserts • BUÑUELOS DE CHOCOLATE PICANTE CON HELADO DE VAINILA DE PAPANTLA- Spicy chocolate stuffed fritters with Papantla vanilla ice cream$8 • TURRÓN DE GENA- Gena’s prune mousse Creamy lime dessert $8
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EING OF MEXICAN DESCENT, WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS THAT A MEXICO CITY BISTRO WOULD BE OPENING UP IN THE SPACE THAT FORMERLY HOUSED A FOOD MART I FREQUENTED OFTEN BACK IN THE DAY, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.
To imagine how they could turn that space into something remotely resembling anything that you would see in Mexico had me baffled. Plus the rumor that the food would be “authentic” had me wondering what would be on their menu in such a case. To take authentic Mexican cuisine, narrow down the plethora of dishes you could make that would appeal to an audience that has queso running through their veins would be a challenge.
meets tradición. Cool ambience but traditional fare.
Being the prepared customer, I viewed their menu online, read reviews, asked colleagues about their experience. The resounding review was positive.
Apprehensive of the hype, we dropped in right at 5pm for an early dinner. We were seated promptly at a table by the window; had the weather been nice we would’ve sat on their inviting patio that faces Fairview. From their cocktails we had a traditional Paloma and the creative Bandido. The Bandidio, a mix of Sotol (a type of tequila), lemon, chia seeds and Pimm’s #1 makes for an interesting textural and flavor profile. It’s not sweet, not bitter and somehow has a tamarind touch. Their Paloma is perfection. Tequila blanco, lime and grapefruit soda create a refreshing Mexican classic. We typically don’t see them pink in color but it makes for a beautiful presentation. And with the authentic taste, the color is really of no consequence.
The particularly charming, quirky space features stunning murals by artist Cecilia Beaven. On a main dining room wall, the kitchen, little nooks, the bar, even the ceiling, Cecilia’s mesmerizing work will find you seeing new aspects throughout your meal. This, combined with a modern aesthetic and warm touches, is reminiscent of a hip area called La Condesa in Mexico City. It’s where cool
We started with their quesadillas de huitlacoche and the tacos crujientes de Jamaica y queso. Before these came out we were treated to mini Picaditas. Where I’m from, they are like sopes. Thick corn cakes are topped with black refried beans topped with Mexican cream and fresh cotija cheese crumbles. The flavor was spot on with what my grandmother use to make in Guadalajara.
I was raised on these dishes, so to me it was exciting. That said, many of our seasonings and ingredients could be considered acquired tastes. I was intrigued.
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3 You can taste the homemade flavor. As we say, it’s casero. Right down to the red salsa served with it that is spicy and you can see the black specs from pan-searing the peppers and tomatoes. I had to peek into the kitchen and nothing is more exciting than seeing muchachas (women) preparing tortillas and more. Don’t expect to see your typical Tex-Mex quesadilla with cheese oozing out between a flour tortilla. Here it’s corn dough, filled with a cheese and huitlachoche (a black mushroom) mixture, and then it’s fried. It’s a crispy, cheesy, savory pocket. The huitlachoche, although black, is very similar to a regular mushroom flavor in earthiness. The tacos cruijientes are similar to a flauta but they too come in the same corn dough, stuffed with a hibiscus flower and mild cheese mixture that is then fried to perfect golden crunchiness. Both are drizzled with authentic Mexican cream. It’s a little more off-white than bright white like the norm. Impressed with all we had started with, we went with the Mula de Nopal and Pollo Adriana. The Pollo Adriana’s presentation, in various colorful little cast iron pots and skillets, is a common theme. You’ll find sides and salsas presented in the same manner. The chicken is cut very thin and stuffed (layered) with calabacita squash and cheese, then covered in a poblano pepper sauce. The homemade mild sauce is ideal, and I even scooped up my rice with it to enjoy it. It’s a deceivingly light dish. I found myself more full from the botanas.
4 The Mula de Nopal is for the adventurous. It’s an acquired taste when it comes to textures and spice. Being Mexican, I’m used to both. Grilled cactus filet is stuffed (more like layered) with panela cheese and mounted on a house salsa. The salsa is a dark rustic red on the adobo or chili de arbol side – it has a definite kick. Panela is a thicker, denser cheese that combined with the nopal provides a balance to its soft texture.
IT’S WHERE COOL MEETS TRADITION.
Should you order a side, you can’t go wrong with equites. This classic Mexican treat is corn kernels mixed with cream, lime, cotija cheese and chili powder. You can’t leave without completing your Mexican culinary experience with a cup of café de olla and buñelos. Café de olla is sweet Mexican coffee served black. It needs nothing more and will be sure to wake “even the devil.” The buñelos are fritters stuffed with a spicy chocolate served with Papantla vanilla ice cream. It’s sweet and savory. With a mild combo like this, it’s easy to finish off. In between the authentic cocktails, casera salsa, tortillas, dishes, the ambience to even the music, this is a real Mexican gem. Go for a cocktail, stay for dinner. There is nothing like this Mexico City bistro. Viva Mexico!
Tuesday – Thursday 5pm –10pm Firday – Saturday 5pm –11pm Sunday 11am – 4pm & 4pm – 10pm
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the chef’s special
Interview by Lance Scott Walker Photographs by Keith Sirchio
IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT ERIC RIPERT IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS CHEFS IN THE WORLD. HE HAS BEEN THE EXECUTIVE CHEF AT LE BERNARDIN IN NEW YORK CITY SINCE 1994, BEGAN WRITING BOOKS IN 1998 AND HAS EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS INTO A STAR OF TELEVISION AND NOW STAGE (ALONG WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN). TELEVISION HAS BROUGHT HIM GREAT RECOGNITION, BUT THE HUB OF HIS EMPIRE IS STILL LE BERNARDIN, WHICH IS WHERE WE SAT DOWN FOR THIS INTERVIEW. DO YOU COOK TO MUSIC? Yeah. Definitely. WHAT KIND OF STUFF? For a long time, I used to put on techno music. House music, techno, and it would give me the rhythm and energy. And then I change, and very often now I listen to jazz and blues. Lately – I don’t know why – I’m into Pink Floyd. I’m like blasting Pink Floyd. I’m an audiophile. IS IT THE LYRICS OR THE RHYTHMS YOU FIND YOURSELF FALLING IN WITH? Because I’m French, obviously, I grew up listening to The Beatles, listening to the Stones and listening to Pink Floyd and so on without necessarily understanding what they were saying. So it was mostly the melodies, and I could be repeating the songs without understanding. I grew up like that until I came to America and I started to learn English in the kitchens. So then, the songs became something different. But still, today, the rhythms are very important, the melodies are very important, and then obviously the lyrics are important to me, but the first thing I’m into is listening to the rhythm, and the composition. Actually, I have a funny story. I was doing one of my cookbooks, A Return To Cooking, which was exploring the four seasons with a painter, photographer and writer, renting different houses, different seasons in different locations, and the book was based on improvisation. One day we were in Vermont in the fall, and I was in that house and I was cooking and some people came to visit the house. This was a rental, so people would come and they came to visit the house with an agent. They came, they spend time in the kitchen, and they watch me. I never saw them, and suddenly I heard a car outside and I said, “Guys, I think someone is coming.” And everybody laughed – because they were leaving, 45 minutes later! YOU JUST TOTALLY ZONED OUT. Totally zoned out. I was into my craft, into my things. To me, it’s like a very grounding experience to cook like that for pleasure at home. Or for friends. Anywhere.
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WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO CALL ANTHONY BOURDAIN? HE MENTIONED YOU IN THE FIRST BOOK. AND THEN YOU CALLED HIM UP FOR LUNCH, RIGHT? I called him up, yeah. When his book came out, it was little bit … first of all, something came out in The New Yorker. BEFORE THE BOOK? Before the book, there was an article in The New Yorker, and it made a big splash in the industry. Everybody was talking about it, about a bad boy describing the kitchens that were all made of pirates and criminals and so on. And the press was reacting a lot to that, and then he wrote the book, and everybody was like, “Oh, my god! It’s scandalous! It’s this, it’s that.” And people came here and said, “You know you are all over his book – I mean, he mentioned you three or four times at least.” So I said, “I have to buy the book!” And I loved the book. And then I called Tony. Because I come from a different world. I had no idea that kitchens are populated with dysfunctional people and pirates and so on. I came from a much more traditional kitchen management in France. So, we discussed those differences, and then the friendship started, and grew, and today we are close friends. I had a good time. The guy’s articulate, he’s smart … I say, “Let’s have a drink another time.” And he said, “Okay, fine.” And one day, I don’t know what reason, we call each other, and we have drinks somewhere and we had a good time again. And, you know, you don’t force those things. You don’t force it. It happens. SO HOW DID THE SHOW COME ABOUT? Tony came up to me and said, “You know I’m doing some gigs all around the country.” And I think he goes to 40 different cities, as a show. And he said, “Would you like to come with me in some of the cities and then we call it something and we have an interaction? Because we have a lot of interaction together and it’s fun, maybe we can do a show with it.” I say, “Okay, why not? I mean I have never done it, but…” And he came up with the idea. He said… well, first of all he came up with the name. He said, “Why don’t we call it ‘Good and Evil’?” And I was kind of like…
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WHICH ONE AM I? Yeah – I asked him that question. And he said, “Don’t worry – I play the bad one.” But actually, it’s no such thing as a good one or bad one, ultimately. Last year I think we did 10 cities and this year we’re going to do 12. We start the show by roasting each other, Then, we sit down together on more comfortable chairs and we discuss interesting subjects, like sustainability, GMOs, what’s going on in the industry, what’s relevant and not relevant and things like that. And then we open to the public, and we have question/answer with them. And at the end we end up with a book signing and reception for some of the people. WHEN YOU TRAVEL, IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE OFF THE BEATEN PATH, THE LITTLE TAVERN THAT’S HIDDEN, THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH THAT HAS AN AMAZING DISH. DO YOU THINK THAT’S A ROMANTIC NOTION OR ARE YOU KIND OF LIKE THAT, TOO? I like that, too. But I like this, too. [Waves hands around restaurant.] When I say, “this,” I mean this kind of experience that we deliver to the clientele. I am very passionate about what we do in the kitchen at our level and the quality of the service we have here. I love that, so if I go to a city, I don’t mind to go see someone who’s doing something similar to us in style. But I love the idea of also going with him and going a little bit underground and finding some guys who have talent and can cook some good food and a different vibe, different ambience. So, yeah, I mean, when we are touring together, it’s a mix of dive bars and restaurants that look like this one.
“I’m into Pink Floyd. I’m like blasting Pink Floyd. I’m an audiophile.”
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DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE WHOLE SORT OF CELEBRITY CHEF/ROCK STAR KIND OF TROPE? YOU’VE BEEN DOING IT TOO LONG FOR THAT, RIGHT? To me, it doesn’t have an effect on my daily life. Because of the television, because of the magazines and the newspapers and the radio shows and so on. And the festivals all over the country with celebrity chefs and so on … yeah, I am aware that definitely we’re getting a lot of attention, but one thing for sure – it hasn’t changed at all my lifestyle. I am the chef of Le Bernardin and I am available here to anyone. As soon as I get out of Le Bernardin, my private life … I’m not sharing that with the media at all. And then, if I had an opportunity to go on television or something of that sort, I’m media savvy. I’m not shy about it. I like it.
YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WITH IT. I’m comfortable, and I like the idea of sharing my knowledge and cooking wisdom, I guess. I like that, and the more I articulate about what’s going on in my industry, the more I understand myself, and what we’re doing here. So, yeah, the chefs being celebrities … it’s fine, but I tell you one thing – when I leave the restaurant, I don’t have a line of groupies outside! [laughs] When I come to work every morning, walking through Central Park, you know, I’m not signing autographs all the way. DO YOU EVER GET IMPORTANT FOLKS COMING IN HERE SAYING, “YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING – SURPRISE ME”? It happens every day. Eric Ripert will appear with Anthony Bourdain on November 10 at Jones Hall.
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DO YOU LIKE THAT, OR IS THAT STRESSFUL TO YOU? No. Nothing is stressful, because you deal with it. Restaurants are ... it’s like walking in quicksand. Nothing is stable, nothing is ever the same. It’s always different. well, it’s not like you have no stress, you are intense about it, but it doesn’t get you to stress. Any situation doesn’t stress me. I find a way to go around it, to make it happen.
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H-TOWN StrEATS https://twitter.com/Htownstreats CUISINE SOUL SATISFYING, GLOBALLY INSPIRED ST. FOOD THIS TRUCK IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THOSE “DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER” TYPES. So the outside isn’t pretty, but who cares – it’s what’s on the inside that counts. And what’s on the inside that they are dishing out is AWESOME! Their following is ridiculous, to be honest. Just look them up on yelp; not many people have bad things to say. Though they had been mentioned here before, it was a fluke mock trial through a Dos Equis experience. (I said I’d find you and try you again. I made good on that promise!) Parked at one of my favorite go-to spots, Inversion Coffee House, is where I found them on a mild Thursday lunch rush. The line to order never went away from the time I ordered to the time I left. This would be that following I mentioned above. It seemed most people already knew what they were going to have in excitement. I went with the popular fried avocado taco, the famous shorty mac plus their risotto balls. Wrapped in double corn tortillas, spears of fired crunchy avocado are topped with cilantro slaw. It’s a crunchy, creamy surprise. I get the following on this one. It’s a keeper. The shorty mac is short rib shreds with mac n’ cheese sandwiched grilled cheese style. If you get this one, do NOT wait to eat it – eat on site. If you wait, it will make the bread soggy and the whole element is lost. Not the flavor though! The short ribs are tender and lean, perfect for macaroni and cheese. The risotto balls come with a tomato jam, a sweet, cinnamon touch that could be an acquired taste. I preferred the ball sans jam. It’s a crunchy exterior with a velvety, gooey, risotto, cheese center. The risotto balls are $4, while their variety of tacos are from $3-$4. The shorty mac will be $7. All items on their menu are in the $3-$7 range. The serving size you get at these prices is a deal when it comes to the shorty mac and balls. I ordered two tacos and that is an ideal lunch for me. Come hungry and expect a delight with this popular chef-driven truck. 58. november 12 | www.002mag.com
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ALMA CEBICHE + BAR 1275 ELDRIDGE PKWY.
BRIO-RIVER OAKS 3029 KIRBY DR.
www.almahouston.com | 281.293.0001
www.brioitalian.com | 713.528.8200
CUISINE ITALIAN/TUSCANY REGION FOOD
CHEF DAVID GUERRERO
The only remaining clue that this building once housed Chatter’s Café & Bistro is the WIFI name. Located in the Energy Corridor in Memorial, Alma Cebiche + Bar underwent a transformation that took approximately 3 days to complete. Former Samba Grille chef David Guerrero stunned Houstonians by announcing his plan for the 3-day transformation and again by actually following through with it, a feat that has only been seen on reality television. THE PERUVIAN HIDEAWAY HIGHLIGHTS GUERRERO’S ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COHESIVENESS IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE RESTAURANT, FROM THE LOGO TO THE LAYOUT AND CUISINE. After walking inside and being greeted by a life-size human torso statue, you are immediately drawn to the casual and approachable surroundings that translate into the food as well. While I am no Peruvian princess well versed in foreign food, Guerrero serves up dishes that are exotic and fresh, but not intimidating enough to make you second-guess what you’re eating. I had the Pescado Saltado Nikkei, a dish that incorporates corvine, red onion, tomatoes, oyster sauce, soy sauce, tamarind, sesame oil, green onions, sesame seeds, fried potatoes and white rice into a sleek pescado saltado nikkei black bowl. The presentation was incredibly welcoming, and only after I finished the entire bowl did I realize exactly why it was so delicious: the unique combination of ingredients and Peruvian touch. I also had the Pionono, a vanilla sponge cake, dulce de leche, hazelnuts, lemon, roccoto gele and caramel sea salt ice cream for dessert. The caramel sea salt ice cream was the perfect combination of sweet and salty with chunks of hidden caramel inside the undoubtedly creamy treat. Guerrero takes great pride in his work. Translated from Spanish, “alma” means “soul,” which makes complete sense after my –Jordan Campbell dining experience.
OPENING ITS FIRST LOCATION INSIDE THE LOOP IN THE SPACE FORMERLY KNOWN AS PESCE, BRIO AIMS TO IMPRESS WITH NOT ONLY ITS BEAUTIFUL EXPANSIVE SPACE BUT ALSO ITS DENSE MENU. There is no shortage of space (unless you are there for the wildly popular happy hour deals) or shortage of food when we are talking serving sizes. I had been warned but nothing prepared me for my shock at the size of my beef carpaccio appetizer. It was presented in a serving dish one would use at a dinner party – enough to feed a table of four to five. Needless to say, I shared with the rest of the table. Notables from our meal included their Pasta a la Vodka and Pasta Fra Diavolo. We ordered one split which will take the serving size down to something more manageable if you are inclined to not take home leftovers; otherwise, you are presented a heap of pasta that covers your plate. The Pasta a la Vodka has delicate ricotta-filled handmade pasta with crispy pancetta, garlic, basil in a spicy tomato Parmesan cream sauce. The delicate pasta with ricotta and velvety sauce make for a luxurious combination to the palette. The Pasta Fra Diavolo with penne in a spicy tomato cream sauce with green onions and your choice of either shrimp or chicken is a lighter take on a cream sauce compared to the Pasta a la Vodka. Plus the spicy factor is mild. Although similar in some aspects, each provides a different flavor profile. Like we mentioned above, their happy hour is popular. And who would expect less when you can taste what they have to offer for a mere $3.95 a dish on a limited menu plus $5 beverage options. Their bar brings the outside in with large functioning windows that are kept open weather permitting. With happy hour from 3-7pm Monday through Friday plus a reverse happy hour starting at 9pm, get there early or stay there late. If you’re looking for a place to fill your belly, feel like you got your money’s worth in not only food but also attention, Brio is the place.
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FINALLY, THE HOT SUMMER HEAT IS EASING OFF! HOWEVER, WITH THE COOL FRONT ON ITS WAY, IT BRINGS THE COLD AND FLU SEASON AS WELL. JUST ABOUT ANY HEALTH ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU THAT DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, A WELL-BALANCED DIET RICH IN VITAMINS AND ADEQUATE SLEEP WILL KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG, WARDING OFF ILLNESS. BUT, WHAT THESE ARTICLES DO NOT MENTION IS WHAT TO DO ONCE YOU DO GET SICK. I must say, that while I am good about staying active and eating right, every now and then I neglect my sleep. A few weeks ago, my lack of sleep hit hard when I woke up with a sore throat, which turned into a nasty two-week long cold. While I am a firm believer in resting and healing your body, I also cannot stand to lie in a bed all day. It was time I figured out what I could do workout wise. In my search for workout tips while sick, I found out that not only can you work out when sick with a cold, but that it is actually encouraged, and can help boost the immune system, so long as you listen to your body and do not overstrain. Laying off the weights and highintensity workouts are ideal for giving your body the energy it needs to recover from illness. Especially, if you are using decongestants, which can already raise your heart rate, you want to be extra careful not to get your
heart pumping too hard. However, 25-35 minutes of high-incline brisk walks, elliptical, stationary bike and slow jogs are good alternatives until you have fully recovered. Also, be sure to drink extra water, as your body needs to keep super-hydrated in order to keep fighting off those harmful “bugs.” Add Emergen-C packets to water to add extra vitamins. Keeping with the all-natural fruits, vegetables and lean proteins will give your body just the nutrients it needs to recover. Since my taste buds were virtually nonexistent when I was sick, it was very easy and I preferred to keep my meals simple. Try steaming some brown rice with bok choy, edamame and thinly sliced carrots in a low sodium vegetable broth. Add some boiled shrimp or steamed chicken breast pieces and a touch of soy sauce. Now you have a simple soup filled with all the essentials!
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EVENTS / PHOTO CREDIT
Compiled by Pixie Ibañez
THE 4TH ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF HOUSTON Photography by Claire Learned for lastnightpics.com A BIRTHDAY WITH BUBBLES Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT Photography by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES @ SAKS FIFTH AVENUE TO KEY TO THE CURE KICKOFF Photography by Jenny Antill and by Omar Mejia for lastnightpics.com
EVENT THE 4TH ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF HOUSTON WHY SCREENING OF TEN TOP FILMS AND AWARD CEREMONY WHERE CITY CENTRE HOUSTON WHEN OCTOBER 3, 7
Moviegoers enjoyed an elegant night of glamour and culture at Hotel Sorella in City Center. Socialites, movie lovers, prominent dignitaries and Consul Generals of various countries attended the glitzy soiree. Guests experienced the very best of the Indian filmmaking industry and participated in unique cultural events and Q&A sessions with filmmakers and actors. The festival celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema honored industry leaders like Craig Dehmel, Sr. Vice President of Twentieth Century Fox International, withthe Leadership Award and the Philanthropy Award to Drew Wilson, Partner of Uptown Consultants. Movie submissions this year included Gattu, Decoding Deepak and White Knight.
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Loyal patrons raised their glasses in style to celebrate the one-year anniversary of West Ave.’s hot spot, Saint Genevieve. The GoodLuck Trio filled the Parisian-chic lounge with their signature jazz compilations, while guests sipped on bubbly generously provided by Moët and noshed on delectable bites from Saint Genevieve’s kitchen. A birthday cake from Three Brothers Bakery, which was fittingly made of s’mores, one of Saint Genevieve’s signature desserts was a smashing success!
EVENT A BIRTHDAY WITH BUBBLES WHY FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WHERE SAINT GENEVIEVE WHEN SEPTEMBER 14
CHECK OUT ALL THE PARTIES IN HOUSTON @ 002MAG.COM From Manhattan to Milan, from Australia to Houston, Fashion’s Night Out celebrated its fourth glorious year. More than 50 of The Galleria retailers partook this year with a frenetic scene of fashionistas zipping from one retailer to the next, sipping, munching, mingling and of course shopping without skipping a beat. Cupcakes, wine and lash guru Edward Sanchez and his Vanity Lounge team beckoned guests to The ShopGirl Style Lounge. The evening concluded with the high-energy, invitation-only Simon Fashion Now runway show.
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Everyone came out dressed to impress at the kickoff for Key to the Cure Champagne Reception and Dinner with Christian Louboutin. The Board of Directors and Founders of CancerForward hosted the cocktail portion while a trio of power couples – Elizabeth and Gary Peterson, Joyce and Hugh Echols and Susan and Mike Plank hosted an intimate sit-down dinner with shoe designer Christian Louboutin in 51fifteen. CancerForward’s mission-based programs connect, educate and share information among cancer survivors, empowering them to improve their day-to-day lives. www.cancerforward.com
EVENT COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES WHY KEY TO THE CURE KICKOFF WHERE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE WHEN OCTOBER 17
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Downtown............................................1 Holocaust Museum..............................2 Galleria...............................................3 Uptown Park.......................................4 River Oaks Park..................................5 Rice Village.........................................6 Highland Village.................................7 Memorial City......................................8 Town & Country Village.......................9 CityCentre..........................................10 Sam Houston Race Park.....................11 Katy Mills..........................................12 Sugar Land........................................13 Zoo ..................................................14 Museum District.................................15 George Bush Intl. Airport...................16 Hobby Airport....................................17 Space Center Houston........................18 Kemah...............................................19 Miller Outdoor Theatre......................20 Contemporary Arts Museum...............21 Houston Museum of Fine Arts............22 Childrenâ€™s Museum............................23 Houston Museum of Natural Science........24 Houston Arboretum...........................25 Houston Theater District....................26 The Woodlands..................................27
EVENT PINKBERRY SOIREE WHY VIP SNEAK PEEK WHERE HIGHLAND VILLAGE WHEN SEPTEMBER 7 More than 500 guests wrapped around the store for the VIP sneak peek party and public pre-grand opening. The anticipated event drew a crowd of energetic yogurt enthusiasts trying to beat the heat with a tasty swirl experience. Guests walked the bright pink(berry) carpet and beacon lights leading the way into an open air lounge area where they indulged in a sampling frenzy of yogurt flavors, garnished with fresh-cut fruit and other premium toppings. The cherry on top was the surprise visit of the one and only Hakeem Olajuwon, who is a huge Pinkberry fan.
Ian McKie, Laura Runkel, Claire Blase
Helen Winchell, Julia Luciano Magen Pastor, Monica Abney, Bethany Buchanan
Meredith Emory, Hakeem Olajuwon, Matthew Emory Daniela Gonzalez, Eric Gravina
Kelly Scott, Kara Courville Nicole Joraholmen, Shireen Hadi, Raana Arjomand
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NOTE: FOR WASHINGTON/HEIGHTS LISTINGS PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 74
houston | sugar land | the woodlands
american 024 GRILLE 945 Gessner Road. 832.358.0600 *17 | inside Hotel Alden 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.aldenhotels.com
DANTON’S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8889 www.dantonsseafood.com EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD •12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 • 2800 Kirby@West Ave. 713.874.1800 www.eddiev.com FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 832.667.7800 www.houseofblues.com
HAVEN www.havenhouston.com 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com
THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321 THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com
TRINITI www.trinitirestaurants.com 2815 South Shepherd. 713.527.9090
WHICH WICH [dt tunnel] •Pennzoil Place. 713.222.2999 •El Paso Energy Place. 713.658.9161 www.whichwich.com
inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com
AMERICAS www.cordua.com •21 Waterway Ave. 281.367.1492 •2040 West Gray. 832.200.4782
ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 www.cordua.com
BARNABY’S www.barnabyscafe.com 6 Houston locations
BISTRO ALEX www.bistroalex.com 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.827.3545 BLACK FINN AMERICAN GRILL 1910 Bagby, #100. 713.651.9550 www.blackfinnamericangrille.com BOWL www.eatatbowl.com 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218
CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 12 convenient locations in Houston CANOPY www.canopyhouston.com 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848
CINQ | at La Colombe d’Or 3410 Montrose Blvd. 713.469.4750 www.lacolombedor.com CROSSROADS | HOB 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837 www.houseofblues.com DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com 70. november 12 | www.002mag.com
KENNY & ZIGGY’S 2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713.871.8883 www.kennyandziggys.com LINE & LARIAT| Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com
MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.621.7100 ext.2166 www.neimanmarcus.com MCCORMICK AND SCHMICK’S 3 Houston locations www.mccormickandschmicks.com NOE www.noerestaurant.com 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181
OXHEART www.oxhearthouston.com 1310 Nance St. 832.830.8592
QUATTRO www.fourseasons.com 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700
RDG | Bar Annie 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 www.rdgbarannie.com
RELISH www.relishhouston.com 3915 San Felipe. 713.599.1960
RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com •2311 West Alabama. 713.533.0777 •CityCentre 713.464.5557 SPARROW BAR+COOKSHOP 3701 Travis. 713.524.6922 www.sparrowhouston.com
THE CHELSEA GRILL www.chelseagrill.com 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857
STRAITS [singaporean] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. 713.365.9922 www.straitsrestaurants.com SUSHI RAKU www.sushi-raku.com 3201 Louisiana. 713.526.8885 UCHI www.uchirestaurants.com 904 Westheimer. 713.522.4808
YARD HOUSE 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com
AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com 51FIFTEEN |
RED PIER [asian fusion] 2701 Milam St. 713.807.7726 www.theredpier.com
BLUE FISH SUSHI 550 Texas. 713.225.3474 www.thebluefishsushi.com
FISH [sushi] www.fishhouston.com 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294
KAM’S [chinese] www.kamscuisine.com 4500 Montrose Blvd. #C. 713.529.5057
KATSUYA [sushi] www.sbe.com/katsuya 2800 Kirby. 713.590.2800 KONA GRILL [japanese+american] 2 Houston locations. www.konagrill.com
KUBO’S www.kubos-sushi.com 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE [vietnamese] 801 Congress St. 713.547.0444 www.lesgivrals.com
MAI’S [vietnamese] www.maishouston.com 3403 Milam. 713.520.5300 NIT NOI [thai] www.nitnoithai.com 8 Houston locations
NORI SUSHI BISTRO 700 Town and Country Blvd. 713.467.0400 www.norisushibistro.com
RA SUSHI •3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 •12860 Queensbury Ln. #234, CityCentre 713.331.2792 www.rasushi.com
UPTOWN SUSHI 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200 www.uptown-sushi.com
DIRK’S COFFEE www.diedrich.com 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319
EMPIRE CAFÉ www.empirecafe.net 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060 FUEL KITCHEN+HEALTH BAR 1005 Waugh Dr., #C. 713.528.5282 www.fuelhealthbar.com HARRY'S RESTAURANT 318 Tuam www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations www.islandgrillhouston.com
ZAKE www.zakehouston.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888
KRAFTSMEN BAKING 4100 Montrose, #C. 713.524.3737 www.kraftsmenbaking.com
MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 www.michaelscookiejar.com
ZUSHI www.zushihouston.com 5900 Memorial Dr., #102. 713.861.5588
BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com GOODE COMPANY TX BARBECUE 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 www.goodecompany.com
breakfast+coffee+ diners+juice bars, etc ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 www.antidotecoffee.com
ARAYA artisan chocolate •2013 W. Gray St. 832.967.7960 •1575 W.Grand Parkway S. 281.395.1050 www.arayachocolate.com AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER •2417 Westheimer. 713.527.8900 •12810 Southwest Frwy. 281.240.0213 www.avalondiner.com
BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042 CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993
COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700
CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcake.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283
MORE THAN CAKES 325 Heights. 713.652.5135 www.morethancakes.com
RUSTIKA CAFÉ www.rustikacafe.com 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226 SALENTO WINE CAFE 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com SPRINKLES CUPCAKES 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929 www.sprinkles.com SUGAR BABY’S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com
SWEET CityCentre. 713.647.9338 www.sweethouston.com TAFT STREET COFFEE 2115 Taft. 713.522.3533 www.taftstreetcoffee.org THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com
THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com
THE POPCORN BAR www.popcornbar.com 3829 Southwest Freeway. 713.520.7007
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restaurant listings OPEN COFFEE CLUB 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082
PETITE SWEETS 2700 West Alabama. 713.520.7007 www.petitesweetshouston.com TINY BOXWOOD’S •3614 W. Alabama St. 713.622.4224 •3636 Rice Blvd. 713.667.3402 www.tinyboxwoods.com
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
TREEBEARDS www.treebeards.com 5 Houston locations ZYDECO LOUISIANA DINER 1119 Pease. 713.759.2001 www.zydecolouisianadiner.com
european BISTRO LE CEP [french] 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985 www.bistro-lecep.com BRASSERIE 19 [french] 1962 W. Gray. 713.524.1919 www.brasserie19.net
BRASSERIE MAX + JULIE [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net CHARIVARI [european] 2521 Bagby. 713.271.7231 www.charivarirest.com
FEAST [european] www.feasthouston.com 219 Westheimer. 713.529.7788 GREEN SEED VEGAN 4320 Almeda Road. 713.487.8346 www.greenseedvegan.com
LE MISTRAL [french] 1400 Eldridge Parkway. 832.379.8322 www.lemistralhouston.com OPORTO [european] www.oporto.us 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 PHILIPPE REST+LOUNGE [french] BLVD. Place. 713.439.1000 www.philippehouston.com THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com
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PORTUGALLIA [portuguese] 12126 Westheimer. 281.497.8012 www.portugallia.com
indian ASHIANA www.ashiana.cc 12610 Briar Forest Dr. 281.679.5555 KIRAN’S www.kiranshouston.com 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472
NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 West Loop South. 713.622.2005 www.narinsbombaybrasserie.com
PONDICHERI www.pondichericafe.com 2800 Kirby @ West Ave. 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 BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.brioitalian.com CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612
PIATTO RISTORANTE 2 houston locations www.piattoristorante.com RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1004 www.granducahouston.com
BERRYHILL [texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.com BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.houstonsorella-citycentre.com BULLRITOS www.bullritos.com 5 Houston locations
CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] www.cafepiquet.net 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 CHAMA GAÚCHA [brazilian] 5865 Westheimer. 713.244.9500 www.chamagaucha.com
CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 4 Houston locations www.cycloneanaya.com
VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurantgroup.com
EL GRAN MALO [mex] 2307 Ella Blvd. 832.767.3405 www.elgranmalo.com
EL MESON [cuban] www.elmeson.com 2425 University. 713.522.9306 EL PATIO [mex] www.elpatio.com 6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410
EL REY [cuban-mex] 4 Houston locations www.elreytaqueria.com EL TACO TOTE www.tacotote.com 6154 Westheimer. 713.706.3233 EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] •3130 Richmond. 713.807.1600 •1308 Montrose. 713.807.8996 www.eltiempocantina.com
ARGENTINA CAFE www.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877
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] 07-A Gray St. 832.582.7176 www.majorcabistroandtapas.com
FREEB!RDS WORLD BURRITO 17 Houston locations Catering 888.392.2287 www.freebirds.com
GLORIA’S www.gloriasrestaurants.com 2616 Louisiana. 832.360.1710
maria selma MARIA SELMA [mex] 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 www.mariaselma.com NINFA’S THE ORIGINAL 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 www.ninfas.com
RADICAL EATS [vegetarian mexican] 3903 Fulton St. 281.222.7647 www.radicaleats.com
RIOJA [spanish] www.riojarestaurant.com 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 TACOS A GO-GO www.tacosagogo.com 3704 Main. 713.807.8226
THE LEMON TREE [peru] 12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 www.thelemontreeonline.com
TINTOS [spanish] 2015 West Gray. 713.522.1330 www.tintosrestaurant.com
TORCHY’S TACOS www.torchystacos.com 2411 S. Shepherd. 713.595.8226
CAFE LILI [lebanese] www.cafelili.com 5757 Westheimer. 713.952.6969
gloria’s GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com
niko niko’s NIKO NIKO’S www.nikonikos.com •2520 Montrose. 713.528.4976 •301 Milam@Market Square.713.224.4976 PHOENICIA DELI [lebanese] 2 Houston Locations www.phoeniciafoods.com
pizza ALTO PIZZERIA www.avaalto.com 2800 Kirby Dr. 713.386.6460 BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 914 Main St. 713.654.4444 www.bombaypizzaco.com
TILA’S [mex] www.tilas.com 1111 S. Shepherd. 713.522.7654
latin AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888
LAS VENTANAS [mex] 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 www.lasventanas.net
DECCO CAFE www.deccocafe.com 5120 Woodway Dr. 713.963.8273
SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 901 Commerce @ Travis. 713.229.9715 www.meatballs.com A Warehouse Full of Food, Friends, Families and Fun! Great Kids Menu! Large and Small Groups Welcomed. Open 7 Days A Week. Deliveries and Catering Available. TONY MANDOLA’S 1212 Waugh. 713.528.3473 www.tonymandolas.com
IRMA’S [mex] www.irmassouthwest.com 2 Houston locations
MEDITERRANEAN TREATS firstname.lastname@example.org www.etsy.com/shop/mediterraneantreats
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 STAR PIZZA www.starpizza.net 2 Houston Locations
steak+chops FLEMING’S www.flemingssteakhouse.com 3 Houston Locations MORTON’S www.mortons.com 2 Houston locations
MO’S www.mosaplaceforsteaks.com 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720 PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352 www.pappasbros.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 6213 Richmond Ave. 713.789.2333 www.ruthschris.com
SHULA’S STEAKHOUSE Hyatt Hotel 1200 Louisiana St. 713.375.4777 www.donshulas.com SPENCER’S STEAKS + CHOPS 1600 Lamar. 713.577.8325 www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com
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SUGAR LAND BENIHANA www.benihana.com 2579 N. Town Center Blvd. 281.565.8888 BLACK WALNUT CAFE 16535 Southwest Fwy. 281.565.7800 www.blackwalnutcafe.com
BLU [euro-asian] www.blusugarland.com 2248 Texas Dr. 281.903.7324 BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 636 Hwy. 6, #100. 281.242.1131 www.bombaypizzaco.com BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com CAFE INDIA 2319 Williams Trace Blvd. 281.565.5881 GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Frwy. 281.265.2280 www.patsygrimaldis.com
JAPANEIRO’S www.japaneiro.com 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121 NAPA GRILLE URBAN WINE BAR 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.277.2599 www.napagrille.net PERRY’S GRILLwww.perryssteakhouse.com 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727 PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com
RAGIN CAJUN www.ragin-cajun.com 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704
RED OAK GRILL www.redoak-grill.com 203 Century Square Blvd. 281.491.2890
RUGGLES GREEN www.rugglesgreen.com 15903 City Walk. 281.565.1175
THE BURNING PEAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com
WASABI [sushi] 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.242.3899
WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com
THE WOODLANDS AMERICAS www.cordua.com 21 Waterway Avenue. 281.367.1492
BENIHANA [asian] www.benihana.com 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061 BRIO www.brioitalian.com 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993 CAFÉ EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.298.2556. CAFFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com COAL BURGER www.coalburger.com 20 Waterway Ave. 281.292.6385
CRU - A WINE BAR www.cruawinebar.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.465.9463
DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT 10700 Kuykendahl Road. 281.298.8422 www.dickeysbarbecuerestaurants.com
DIMASSI’S www.dimassisbuffet.com 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 6 Pines Drive. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com
GROTTO www.grottohouston.com 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.419.4252 GURI DO SUL STEAKHOUSE 1400 Research Forest Dr. 281.907.4146 www.guridosul.com HUBBELL & HUDSON KITCHEN 4526 Research Forest Dr. 281.203.5650 www.hubbellandhudson.com
KITA [japanese] www.kitawoodlands.com 24 Waterway Ave. 281.298.1888 LA TRATTORIA TUSCANO 4233 Research Forest Dr. 281.419.2252 www.latrattoriatuscano.com
LUCA & LEONARDO [italian] 20 Waterway Ave. 832.510.2110 www.lucaleonardo.com
MASA’S SUSHI 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688 www.sushimasahouston.com SAKEKAWA [japanese] 6777 Woodlands Parkway. 281.419.5988 www.sakekawa.com SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net SWEET BELLA ITALIAN KITCHEN 202 Sawdust Road. 832.585.0066 www.sweetbellaitalian.com THE MELTING POT 19075 Interstate 45. 936.271.7416 www.themeltingpot.com TOMMY BAHAMA 9595 Six Pines Dr. 281.292.6878 www.tommybahama.com
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business ALVAGRAPHICS 1102 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.1211 www.alvagraphics.com AMERICAN TITLE-HEIGHTS 5225 Katy Frwy. 713.864.5335 www.americantitleheights.com BEDROCK CITY 4602 Washington. 713.862.0100 www.bedrockcity.com C&D HARDWARE 314 E. 11 St. 713.861.3551 www.canddhardware.com CAMERA CO-OP 801 Durham Dr. 713.522.7837 www.cameracoophouston.com CENTRAL BANK 1550 W. 18th St. 832.485.2354 COASTAL FUMIGATORS 1119 W. 34th St. 713.863.7378 www.coastalfumigators.com DAVID, ETC. A SALON 706 E. 11th St. www.davidetc.com
INEX 742 E. 20th St. 713.862.1707 INTEGRITY BANK 4040 Washington. 713.335.8700 www.ibanktx.com I SOLD IT HOUSTON 4720 Washington. 713.426.4266 www.isoldithouston.com
SSQQ DANCE STUDIO 1431 W. 20th. 713.869.0777 www.ssqqdance.com THE AMISH CRAFTSMAN 5555 Washington. 713.862.3444 www.amishcraftsmanfurniture.com THE RESERVE SUPPLY CO. 2205 Washington. 713.750.9582 www.reservesupplycompany.com
BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com
DACAPO’S PASTRY CAFÉ 1141 E. 11th St. 713.869.9141 www.dacapospastrycafe.com
CANDELARI’S 6002 Washington. 832.200.1474 www.candelaris.com
D’AMICO’S 2802 White Oak. 713.868.3400 www.damico-café.com
CANYON CREEK CAFÉ 6603 Westcott St. 713.864.5885 www.onioncreekcafe.com
DAN ELECTRO’S 1031 E. 24th St. 713.862.8707 www.danelectrosguitarbar.com
CATALINA COFFEE 2201 Washington. 713.861.8448 www.catalinacoffeeshop.com
DARKHORSE TAVERN 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com
CEDAR CREEK CAFE 1034 W. 20th St. 713.808.9623
DOWN HOUSE 1801 Yale St. 713.864.3696 www.downhousehouston.com
JAMES CRAIG FURNISHINGS 4500 Washington. 713.741.2266 www.jamescraigfurnishings.com
WABASH ANTIQUE 5701 Washington. 713.863.8322 www.wabashfeed.com
BERRYHILL BAJA GRILL 702 E. 11th St. 713.225.2252 www.berryhillbajagrill.com
JOSHUA’S NATIVE PLANTS 502 W. 18th St. 713.862.7444
WEST END BICYCLES 5427 Blossom St. 713.861.2271
KATIE & CO. 4500 Washington. 713.802.1345 www.katie-co.com
WEST END CLEANERS 4918 Washington. 713.864.2365 www.westendcleaners.com
BIG STAR 1005 W. 19th. 281.501.9560 www.bigstarbar.com
CHATTER’S CAFÉ & BISTRO 140 S. Heights Blvd. 713.581.8486 www.chatterscafe.com
BLOCK 7 WINE COMPANY 720 Shepherd Dr. 713.572.2565 www.block7wineco.com
CHICAGO’S PIZZA 1777 Airline Dr. 713.862.2828 www.chicagospizzaheights.com
BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740
CHILOSO’S TACO HOUSE 701 E. 20th St. 713.868.2273
KEEP IT CLEAN CARWASH 3700 Washington. 713.426.3877 www.keepitcleancarwash.com KITCHEN & BATH WIZARD 2102 W. 34th St. 713.956.9595
LA CAMELLA BOUTIQUE 3122 White Oak Dr. Suite C. 713.808.9377
GEN’S ANTIQUES 540 W. 19th St. 713.868.2368
RJ’S BOOT COMPANY 3321 Ella Blvd. 713.682.1650
360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com
HOUSTON PIANO 1600 W. 13th St. 281.727.0395
ROCKEFELLER HALL 3620 Washington. 713.869.3344 www.RockefellerHall.com
ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE 920 Studemont St. 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com
SIGN A RAMA HOUSTON 519 Durham Dr. 713.864.9211 www.sarhouston.com
ANDY’S 1115 E. 11th St. 713.861.9423
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BB’S CAFÉ 2701 White Oak Dr. 713.868.800 www.bbscafe.com
BUFFALO WILD WINGS 3939 Washington. 832.356.2980 www.buffalowildwings.com
BERRIPOP FROZEN YOGURT 3939 Washington. 713.861.7171 www.berripop.com
DAVIS HARDWARE 1028 Studewood. 713.864.4574 www.davishardware.com
HYDROSHACK 1138 W. 20th St. 713.292.1921 www.hydroshack.com
ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400
URBAN CLEANERS 9200 Studemont. 713.880.9910
IVISION 920 Studemont. 713.862.0500 www.ivisionhouston.com
360 SPORTS LOUNGE
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MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS KIMBERLY AKIMBO AT STUDIO 101 AT SPRING STREET STUDIOS LOCATED AT 1824 SPRING ST. IT WILL RUN FROM NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 15. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MILDREDSUMBRELLA.COM • HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY (1302 HEIGHTS BLVD.) IS HOSTING SMOOTHIES AND MILKSHAKES: AFTER SCHOOL HIGHBROWS BOOK CLUB FOR TWEENS (AGES 9 – 12) NOVEMBER 19 AT 4PM. THE DISCUSSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. WWW.HOUSTONLIBRARY.ORG • HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY WILL ALSO BE HOSTING BABY TIME ON MONDAYS AT NOON STARTING NOVEMBER 5TH. THIS INTERACTIVE STORY TIME IS OPEN TO BABIES AGES 6-8 MONTHS. WWW.HOUSTONLIBRARY.ORG • INTERACTIVE THEATER COMPANY (1458 HEIGHTS BLVD.) PRESENTS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FROM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY STARTING NOVEMBER 13 THROUGH DECEMBER 22. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT INTERACTIVETHEATER.ORG • GREAT POETS’ MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY AND OPEN MIKE WILL BE HELD AT THE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY ON NOVEMBER 21 AT 6PM. WWW.HOUSTONLIBRARY.ORG • IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, WALMART SUPER CENTER AT 111 YALE ST. AND KOEHLER IS NOW OPEN. INSIDE YOU’LL ALSO FIND A MCDONALD’S. • CALIFORNIA CHEF BRADLEY OGDEN IS SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON HOUSTON, OPENING 3 ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE LOOP WEST OF DOWNTOWN. ALL ARE SAID TO BE OF THE CASUAL VARIETY. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS. • THE BRAINS BEHIND REVIVAL MARKET PLAN TO OPEN RUSTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT COLTIVARE AT 3320 WHITE OAK BY NEXT SPRING. WE CAN’T WAIT!
BOOMTOWN COFFEE 242 W. 19th. St.. 713.862.7018 www.boomtowncoffee.com BRANCH WATER TAVERN 510 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.7777 www.branchwatertavern.com BRC 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 www.brcgastropub.com BRIXX BAR 5110 Washington. 713.864.8811 www.brixxhouston.com
COLLINA’S ITALIAN CAFÉ 502 W. 19th St. 713.869.0492 www.collinas.com CONVIVIO [spanish] 700 S. Durham. 832.360.1750 www.conviviohouston.com COPPA 5555 Washington. 713.426.4260 www.copparistorante.com CYCLONE ANAYA’S 1710 Durham Dr. 713.862.3209 www.cycloneanaya.com
DRAGON BOWL ASIAN BISTRO 1221 W. 11th St. 713.426.2750 www.dragonbowlbistro.com DRY CREEK CAFÉ 544 Yale St. 713.426.2313 www.drycreekcafe.com EI8TH 5102 Washington. 281.989.3467 EL REY TAQUERIA 910 Shepherd Dr. 713.802.9145 www.elreytaqueria.com EL TIEMPO CANTINA 5602 Washington. 713.681.3645 www.eltiempocantina.com FITZGERALD’S 2706 White Oak. 713.862.3838 www.fitzlivemusic.com FIVE GUYS 3939 Washington. 713.426.5558 www.fiveguys.com
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GABBY’S 3101 N. Shepherd. 713.864.5049 GLASS WALL 933 Studewood. 713.868.7930 www.glasswalltherestaurant.com HICKORY HOLLOW 101 Heights Blvd. 713.869.6300 www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com HUGHES HANGAR 2811 Washington. 281.501.2028 www.hugheshangar.com JAVA JAVA CAFÉ 911 W. 11th St. 713.880.5282 JAX GRILL 1613 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.5529 www.jaxgrillhouston.com JENNI’S NOODLE HOUSE 602 E. 20th St. 713.862.3344 www.noodlesrule.com KRAFTSMEN CAFE 611 W. 22nd St. 713.426.1300 www.kraftsmencafe.com KRIS BISTRO & LOUNGE 7070 Allensby. 713.358.5079 www.krisbistro.com KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.com LAURENZO’S 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111 www.laurenzos.net
PANDORA 1815 Washington. 832.296.6220 KUNG FU SALOON
FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com
LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 www.lesgivrals.com LIBERTY STATION 2101 Washington. 713.640.5220 www.libertystationbar.com LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.862.4670 LUPE TORTILLA 1511 Shepherd. 713.231.9040 www.lupetortilla.com MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com MARDI GRAS GRILL 1200 Durham. 713.864.5600 www.mardigrasgrill.net MAX’S WINE DIVE 4720 Washington. 713.880.8737 www.maxwinedive.com MENCHIE’S FROZEN YOGURT 512 W. 19th St. 713.861.9600 www.menchies.com ONION CREEK COFFEE HOUSE 3106 White Oak Dr. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com
PATRENELLA’S 813 Jackson Hill St. 713.863.8223 www.patrenellas.net PIE IN THE SKY 632 W. 19th St. 936.760.3301 www.pieintheskypieco.com PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com POLOVINA 4500 Washington. 713.861.1042 www.polovinaitaliancafe.com PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com REBEL’S HONKY TONK 5002 Washington. 281.851.5224 www.rebelshonkytonkhouston.com REVIVAL MARKET 550 Heights Blvd. 713.880.8463 www.revivalmarket.com ROOSEVELT 5219 Washington. 713.869.8779 www.rooseveltbar.com SALT BAR 4218 Washington. 713.868.1109 www.saltbarhouston.com SAM’S CAFÉ 920 Studemont. 713.861.1109 www.samscafehouston.com
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SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com
W GRILL 4825 Washington. 713.861.9933 www.wgrilltogo.com
STAR PIZZA II 77 Harvard St. 713.869.1241 www.starpizza.net TACOS A GO GO 2912 White Oak. 713.864.8226 www.tacosagogo.com TAMPICO 2115 Airline Dr. 713.862.8425 TAPS HOUSE OF BEER 5120 Washington. 713.864.0650 www.tapshouseofbeer.com TEOTIHUACAN MEXICAN CAFÉ 1511 Airline Dr. 713.426.4420 www.teothihuacanmexicancafe.com
TEXADELPHIA 920 Studemont. 713.861.7826 www.texadelphia.com
THE DUBLINER 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300
GREENWOOD KING 1801 Heights Blvd. 713.864.0888 www.greenwoodking.com
CURVES COMPLETE 625 W. 19th St. 713.861.9602 www.curvesinformation.com
WOODROW'S HEIGHTS 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.woodrowsheights.com
DESIGN DENTAL GROUP 4500 Washington. 713.869.0334 www.Design-DentalGroup.com
SOMEBURGER HAMBURGER 745 E. 11th St. 713.862.0019
WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com
ZELKO BISTRO 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691 www.zelkobistro.com
health+beauty ANYTIME FITNESS 1102 Yale St. 713.869.3222 BAYOU CITY CROSSFIT 3622 Golf Dr. 713.230.8299 BAYOU CITY SMILES 4000 Washington #201. 713.518.1411 www.BayouCitySmiles.com BLISS DAY SPA 701 Shepherd Dr. #100. 713.864.8787 www.blissdayspa.biz BLUE TREE YOGA “Infrared Heated Studio” 1824 Spring St. 713.839.9642 www.bluetreeyoga.com
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SOMA 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726 www.somasushi.com
ZUMBA FITNESS 502 E. 20th St. 832.667.8003
THE LOT 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 www.thelothouston.net
BRISTLES 701 Sheperd Dr., #102, 281.809.6890 www.bristlesdental.com
TIPPY’S SOUL FOOD 4400 Yale St. 713.694.2500
COSA BELLA SALON & DAY SPA 1543 Yale. 713.869.1441
MEMORIAL BY WINDSOR 3131 Memorial Ct. 713.864.7602 www.windsorcommunities.com
DESSANGE PARIS SALON 5535 Memorial Dr. 713.457.8800 www.dessangetexas.com DJ’S BETTER BODY Personal Fitness 2500 E. TC Jester. 713.409.6254 EGMA’S SALON 4620 A Washington. 713.880.8319 IMPERIUM CROSSFIT 1608 22nd St. 713.591.6966 JOY YOGA CENTER 4500 Washington #900. 713.868.9642 www.joyyogacenter.com
ROSE TEAM REALTY 4720 Washington #B-1. 713.880.8444 www.intownhouston.com SABINE STREET LOFTS 150 Sabine Street. 713.221.3400 www.SabineStreetLofts.com SAWYER HEIGHTS LOFTS
VIETNAM 605 W. 19th St. 832.618.1668 www.thevietnamrestaurant.com
SAWYER HEIGHTS LOFTS 2424 Sawyer Heights St. 713.861.3737 www.sawyerheightslofts.com
LA PAZ SPA & SALON 101 W. 14th St. 713.864.2244
TEXAS REAL ESTATE & CO. 2420 Washington. 713.337.1410 www.txreco.com
MEMORIAL HEIGHTS DENTAL 920 Studemont #500. 713.869.0600 www.ddsforyou.com
URBAN LIVING 5023 Washington. 713.868.7226 www.urbanliving.com
MEMORIAL PARK VISION 5535 Memorial Dr. #1. 281.888.9256 www.memorialparkvision.com MERCER SALON 5555 Washington. 281.888.9810 www.mercersalon.com
SHADE 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 www.shadeheights.com
WASHINGTON AVE PILATES 2203 Washington. 281.352.5791 www.wapilates.com
CROSSFIT H-TOWN 1919 Silver. 281.989.8740 www.crossfithtown.com
TQLA 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237 www.tqlahouston.com
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SAWYER PARK SPORTS BAR 2412 Washington. 713.398.8442 www.SawyerParkHouston.com
SATORI SALON 3616 Washington. 713.869.2444 www.satorisalons.com SAWYER DENTAL 1919 Taylor St. Suite 3A. 713.864.4414 THE DENTIST 650 Heights. 281.974.4086 www.650heights.com VAULT HOUSTON 1824 Spring St. #124. 713.880.8161 www.gyrotonichouston.com
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Bea Here Now
By Beatrice Allen
SERIOUSLY, HOW IS IT NOVEMBER?! I don’t even want to say it but before we know it, it will be 2013. That is, of course, unless the world ends in December. Then you only have this month and just a couple weeks in December to knock that bucket list out! Here’s to hoping the Mayan’s had a moment of dyslexia/illiteracy. My favorite day of feasting is upon us, Thanksgiving. And personally my favorite place to feast is at mom’s house. Through the years she has perfected turkey while dad has mastered the mashed potatoes. I have yet to find my calling but I’m one hell of a taste-tester! So while you get into the turkey day mood, I have a couple hostess/gift giving suggestions and a whole bunch of reminiscing at oldie but greaties! Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and yours…because this may be the last! KIDDING! KIDDING! *Note: Last month I mentioned garage-style windows at Mongoose vs. Cobra. Apparently I had one too many Moscow Mules because that is hogwash. They do have an expansive wall of windows, not of the garage style type. Now, you’ll have to go so you can make fun of me.
Life is so busy and sometimes you just need to slow down and have a meal at Tiny Boxwood’s. The chic setting melts away stress and has the power to sidetrack your mind and your day. Plus the fresh, light fare makes the guilt of enjoying one of their outstanding chocolate chip cookies for dessert nonexistent. Ideal day = breakfast/lunch/dinner at Tiny Boxwood’s with a side of white wine and beautiful weather topped off with a cookie. Zero responsibilities, 100% time-out.
Life is like a box of chocolates… See’s Candies- 2 NEW shops at 500 Baybrook Mall, 281.480.4333, or at 2000 Willowbrook Mall, 281.807.1331 www.sees.com Yes, I went there. This box of amazing-ness was delivered to me randomly and I thought, box of chocolate. Let’s see how this goes. I’m not one for fruity fillings or surprises. But this box surprised me. It’s their Peanut Lover box and they figured me out! This might be the first and only box I have EVER completed. Not all at once and I did share some but every single piece has peanut and it’s AWESOME. I’m secretly hoping they forget and send me another…guess that secret is out.
Time-Out Tiny Boxwood’s- 3614 West Alabama 713.622.4224 www.tinyboxwoods.com
with a box of her delights. It was obvious she had made these before. Unbeknownst to me she had taken a macaron class at Sur La Table with Editor Carla Valencia de Martinez. But unlike Carla, she actually mastered the art. Full disclosure, I’m not on the macaron train. They all tend to taste the same to me. Trust me, I want to be on that train. Nour may
A Little Piece of Mexico Max’s Wine Dive4720 Washington Ave. 713.880.8737 www.maxswinedive.com Their Elote Loco is one of my favorite Mexican delights. I make my own at home and this is the first time I have seen a restaurant (outside of a taco truck) recreate said dish. It is incredibly easy to make and Max’s manages to take it up a notch to gourmet. Buttery corn kernels are layered with Valentina aioli, cotija cheese, chili powder and lime juice in a glass. In Mexico, this delicacy sold on the street can be found all times of the day, any day of the week. It is a staple. You will see corn in a whole new light.
Macarons by Nour macaronsbynour@ gmail.com or 713.502.5188 Nour dropped by our offices one day
have bought my ticket on that train! Her salted caramel blew my mind! It was fresh, tasted exactly as that flavor should…salted caramel. Order a box to gift or to enjoy yourself!
Uptown Sushi 1131 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200 www.uptown-sushi.com Aside from delicious sushi they also serve up this amazing salad. Their Grilled Soy Chicken salad has been on my radar since they opened. The ingredients are easy: field greens, tomato, shredded carrot, crisps, Parmesan cheese shreds, pine nuts, grilled chicken and a delish creamy miso dressing. The result: a satisfying, tasty salad.
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club+lounge review By Michael Cook Photography by Daniel Ortiz
LUKE’S ICEHOUSE 903 durham dr. | houston, tx 77007 281.888.7028 | www.lukesicehousehouston.com
OU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON THE SEASONAL FREAKOUT HERE IN HOUSTON. A FEW WEEKS AFTER FOOTBALL SHOWS ARE BACK UP ON EVERY TV IN TOWN, HOUSTONIANS STARTS DONNING THE OLD NORTHFACE FLEECE AND CAMPING OUT ON ANY PATIO THEY CAN FIND. FALL HAS ARRIVED. TO MANY OF OUR READERS, THIS IS WELCOME BUT OBVIOUS NEWS. HERE’S SOME ADDITIONAL WELCOME NEWS: WASHINGTON AVE. HAS A NEW ICEHOUSE. LUKE’S ICEHOUSE, JUST SOUTH OF WASHINGTON ON DURHAM, IS READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL, AND SOME FALL TOO! After a much needed renovation, Luke’s takes over for the former Cahill’s on Durham. Huge patios adorn the front, back and side of the old house but they now include plenty of outdoor seating which is primo for enjoying the virtues of fall. They even have just the right amount of TVs hung in all the right places for your viewing pleasure. Cornhole, shuffleboard and oversized Jenga® will keep you busy during commercials, halftime or, honestly, anytime. Chris Berman or cornhole? That’s an easy one. The inside actually looks like an icehouse! A huge bar with plenty of seating takes up much of the front area. Tables and chairs are scattered all over the rest of the inside, including an area that might as well be your living room – couches, coffee tables and arm chairs. Yeah, pretty much your living room, except with a full bar right across from it. Luke’s also has garage-style doors which open up to let the outside in, an essential part of a true icehouse. While you are here, we think you will find Luke’s has some very friendly employees. They honestly seemed happy to be working and were mixing and mingling with all the patrons. Luke’s management seems to grasp the importance of a happy customer. And those customers? Bikers sitting next to frat boys. A table of tough guys.
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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Tables full of a coed softball team. Old couple making out. Groups on an extended after-work happy hour. A table of angry Cowboys fans. Even a few kids during our recent Monday Night Football® trip to Luke’s. College football fan? We hear Luke’s is the home of the ESPN 97.5 UT Longhorn game day viewing party every Saturday the Horns play. Not a Horn? Certainly not a problem. Any given Saturday (Sunday, or any day), Luke’s welcomes all! No good icehouse exists without beer, and plenty of it. Luke’s had up to 18 beers on tap, many of them Texas in origin, during our visit. Bottles lined up behind the bar proudly display the non-draft options. There sure were a lot of liquor bottles behind the bar as well. The menu listing specialty drinks under ‘Luke’s Martinis’ and ‘Luke’s Patio Coolers’ looks like fun. Next time we come back we’ll try the ‘Adios MF’ and one of those fancy ‘Corona sticking out of a frozen margarita’ concoctions. Luke’s has a kitchen, and the food – it’s a touchdown. They offer a decent selection of standard bar-type food, but it’s much better than your average icehouse throws at you. Luke’s likes the burger, but they also have wraps for the health-conscious, and various tacos are a menu special of late. Looking to try something other than the norm? Plenty of options, though we hear the ‘sticky finger sandwich, hot’ is the way to go! Luke’s is open every day 11am–2am. They also seem to have drink specials every day. Examples include Luke loving the ladies on Wednesday. And don’t miss the Hangover Brunch on Sunday; if you are going to get up early for that first NFL game you might as well have some good food too. We’re confident even the replacement refs could make this call – Luke’s is a welcome addition to the Houston bar scene.
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downtown C&F DRIVE INN B 6714 N. Main. 713.861.0704 CHAPEL SPIRITS B 534 Texas St. 713.836.2278 www.chapelspirits.com CHAR BAR B F 305 Travis. 713.222.8177
DIVE LOUNGE @ Aquarium L 410 Bagby St. 713.223.3474 EIGHTEEN TWENTY B 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 www.myspace.com/1820bar ETTA’S LOUNGE L LM 5120 Scott. 713.528.2611 FLYING SAUCER B 705 Main St. 713.228.9472 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES B LM 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.blues www.hob.com/houston JAZZ @ THE MAGNOLIA B LM 1100 Texas St. 713.221.0011 JET LOUNGE L LM 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com LA CARAFE W 813 Congress. 713.229.9399 LONE STAR SALOON B 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616 LUCIE’S FABULOUS LIQUORS Bl 500 Texas St. 713.836.2276 www.luciesliquors.com LUCKY STRIKE LANES L F 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MAINSTAGE B LM 2016 Main St. 713.751.3101 MOLLY’S PUB B 509 Main. 713.222.1033 www.mollyspubs.com
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PBR HOUSTON A COWBOY BAR B 500 Texas St. 713.836.2277 www.pbrhouston.com
REMINGTON BAR B F St. Regis Hotel 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.stregis.com/houston
PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR B 1201 Fannin. 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com
RICHMOND ARMS B 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722 www.richmondarmsonline.com
RESERVE 101 B 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101 www.reserve101.com
ROXY C 5351 W. Alabama. 713.850.0703 www.clubroxy.com
SAM BAR | inside Alden Hotel C 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.aldenhotels.com SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ B LM 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHARK BAR B 534 Texas. 281.300.1568 www.sharkbartx.com SHAY MCELROY’S B 909 Texas, Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE B+L 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP B 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537 THE DIRT B 1209 Caroline. 713.658.3988 www.dirtbar.com TOC BAR C 711 Franklin. 713.224.4862 www.tocbar.net VENUE C+L 719 Main. 713.236.8150 www.venuehouston.com
galleria+uptown BAR 12•21 @ MORTON’S L F 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 www.mortons.com BELVEDERE L 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 www.belvedereinfo.com CHAMMP’S SB F 1121 Uptown Park. 713.627.2333 www.champps.com PAPARRUCHOS B F 3055 Sage. 713.212.3178 www.paparruchos.com
THE BLACK SWAN |Omni Hotel C 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181 THE TASTING ROOM W 4 Houston locations www.tastingroomwines.com
DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE
BARS + CLUBS + LOUNGES + WINE BARS
DOUBLE TROUBLE B L 3622 Main St. 713.874.0096 EPIC LOUNGE L C 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531 ESCOBAR L C 2905 Travis. 832.443.5781 www.escobarhouston.com FRONT PORCH PUB B 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com
WILD WEST C 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com WINETOPIA W 6363 San Felipe St. 832.858.1149 www.winetopiatx.com
midtown 13 CELSIUS W 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 www.13celsius.com
GLITTER KARAOKE B 2621 Milam. 713.526.4900 www.glitterkaraoke.com GROVE PARK LOUNGE L 33 Waugh. 832.582.0611 www.groveparklounge.com HOWL AT THE MOON L 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com
SAINT DANE’S BAR + GRILL B F 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040 www.saintdanes.com
CATBIRDS B 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 www.catbirds.com
SHOT BAR B 2315 Bagby. 713.526.3000 www.shotbarhouston.com
CECIL’S B 600 W. Gray. 713.524.3691
STATUS C 2404 San Jacinto. 713.659.5400 www.statushouston.com THE MAPLE LEAF B 514 Elgin. 713.520.6464 www.themapleleafpub.com THE MINK/THE BACKROOM B 3718 Main. 713.522.9985 www.minkonmain.com UNION BAR B+L 2708 Bagby. 281.974.1916 www.myspace.com/unionlounge WONDER BAR B L 2416 Brazos. 281.974.5083 www.wonderbarhouston.com
montrose + shepherd 611 B 611 Hyde Park. 713.526.7070
JUNCTION SB 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768
ABSINTHE L F 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 www.absinthelounge.com
KHON’S WINE W 2808 Milam St. 713.523.7775 www.khonsbar.com
BRAZOS RIVER BOTTOM B F 2400 Brazos. 713.528.9192 www.brbtx.com
AGORA B F 1717 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 www.agorahouston.com
KOMODO’S B 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501
CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE B F 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com
NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR B 2913 Main St. 713.526.2220 www.art-bar.net
ANVIL+REFUGE B F 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com
COACHES SB 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachespubmidtown.com
PUB FICTION SB F 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 www.pubfiction.com
COMMUNITY BAR B 2703 Smith St. 713.526.1576
RED DOOR C L 2416 Brazos. 713.256.9383 www.reddoormidtown.com
CONTINENTAL CLUB B 3700 Main. 713.529.9899 www.continentalclub.com
REPUBLIKA L 2905 Travis. 713.498.9662
DOGHOUSE TAVERN B 2517 Bagby. 713.520.1118
RICH’S C 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606 www.richsnightlife.com
3RD BAR B F 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282 BAR MUNICH B sb f 2616 Louisiana. 713.523.1008 www.barmunich.com
DOUBLE CROSS LOUNGE L 114 Gray. 713.526.3423 www.doublecrosshouston.com
AVANT GARDEN B+L LM 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com
CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB B LM 4100 Montrose. 832.592.7464 www.cezannejazz.com ETRO LOUNGE B 1424-A Westheimer. 713.521.3876 www.etrolounge.com GRAPPINO DI NINO M 2817 W. Dallas. 713.528.7002 GRIFF’S SB 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912 www.griffshouston.net GUAVA LAMP L 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com J.R.’s B 808 Pacific. 713.521.2519 LOLA’S DEPOT B 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342 MCELROY’S PUB B 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com METEOR B 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 www.meteorhouston.com MONTROSE MINING CO. B 805 Pacific. 713.529.7488 NUMBERS C 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com ORANGE SPORTS BAR SB 1613 Richmond Ave. 713.528.4920
BLUR BAR B 710 Pacific St. 713.529.3447 www.blurbar.com
PJ’S SPORTS BAR B 614 W. Gray. 713.520.1748 www.pjssportsbar.com
BOHEME WINE & CAFÉ BAR W F 307 Fairview. 713.269.0859 www.barboheme.com
POISON GIRL L 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar
BOONDOCKS B C LM 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 www.myspace.com/boondocksbar
RED LION PUB B 2316 S. Shepherd. 713.782.3030 www.redlionhouston.com
BYZANTIO B F 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com
ROEDER’S PUB B 3116 S. Shepherd. 713.524.4994 www.roederspub.com
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SONOMA WINE BAR W 2720 Richmond. 713.526.9463 www.sonomahouston.com SOUTH BEACH C 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com THE HAY MERCHANT F B 1100 Westheimer. 713.528.9805 www.haymerchant.com THE FLAT B 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 www.barflathouston.com THE HARP B 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 www.theharphouston.com THE NEXT DOOR B L 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712 THE STAG’S HEAD B 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com VELVET MELVIN PUB B 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798 ZIMM’S B L 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002 www.zimmsbar.com
museum district MONARCH LOUNGE Hotel ZaZa L 5701 Main. 713.526.1991 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com
outer loop 300 HOUSTON BOWLING B 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.300houston.com DENIM BAR B F 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com FIREHOUSE SALOON C LM 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE SB 12848 Queensbury Ln. #208 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com
THE DERRICK TAVERN B LM 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com VINE WINE ROOM W 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com YARD HOUSE B F 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. CityCentre. 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com
river oaks+kirby BAR MALATESTA B 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1000 BIG WOODROW’S B F 3111 Chimney Rock. 713.784.2653 www.bigwoodrows.com BLANCO’S B 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072
BLVD LOUNGE B F 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111
ARMADILLO PALACE B F 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com
CAPONE’S B LM 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com
BAKER STREET PUB B LM 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com
CRU W 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 www.cruawinebar.com
BRIAN O’NEILL’S B 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com
DOWNING STREET B L 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com
BRONX BAR B 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691
ESTATE LOUNGE B L 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com
HUDSON LOUNGE L 2506 Robinhood. 713.523.0020 www.hudsonlounge.com KAY’S LOUNGE L 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858 LITTLE WOODROW’S B 5 Houston locations www.littlewoodrows.com SALENTO WINE CAFE W F 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com SIMONE ON SUNSET W 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com THE GINGER MAN B 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com THE EIGHTEENTH COCKTAIL BAR B 2511 Bissonnet. 713.533.9800 www.18thbar.net THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S B F 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com
SHERLOCK’S B F 1952 W. Gray. 713.521.1881
KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB B 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LOBBY LOUNGE B L InterContinental Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.1132 LIZZARD’S PUB B C 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610 LUMEN LOUNGE L 5000 Kirby. 281.807.7567
RUDYARD’S B F 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521
MERCER LOUNGE C 3302 Mercer. 713.627.1132 www.mercerhouston.com MEZZANINE LOUNGE SB F 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399
www.mezzaninelounge.com MUGSY’S B 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118 www.mugsyshouston.com RON’S PUB B 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820 www.ronspub.com SAM’S BOAT B 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628 SIGNATURE LOUNGE L 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087 www.signatureloungehouston.com SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE B 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 www.spotlightkaraoke.com STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713-524-2441 www.saintgen.com THE BAR B InterContinental Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200 THE BIG EASY B LM 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 www.thebigeasyblues.com THE RAILYARD B 4200 San Felipe. 713.621.4000 www.railyardhouston.com THE RED ROOM L 2736 Virginia St. 713.520.5666 www.redroomhouston.com UNDER THE VOLCANO C 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 W XYZ BAR B 5415 Westheimer. 713.622.7010
warehouse district EIGHTEEN TWENTY L 1820 Franklin. 713.224.5535 LUCKY’S PUB SB F 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 www.luckyspub.com THE GREEN ROOM C LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 WAREHOUSE LIVE LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com
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EVENT A GOLDEN HISTORY, A SHINING FUTURE WHY TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WHERE WESTIN GALLERIA WHEN SEPTEMBER 18 A celebrated evening recognizing world-renowned Texas Heart Institute at its 50th Anniversary attracted an A-list of dignitaries. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton acknowledged the significant anniversary with a video message aired during the evening’s program. Civic, medical and political leadership from across the state were in attendance, including Governor Rick Perry, U.S Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, to name a few. Lyle Lovett, along with fiddler Luke Bulla, shocked the crowd with a surprise performance worthy of a standing ovation.
Becky and Milton Cook
Mario Kaputsa, Phillip Adams
Ruth and Nolan Ryan
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Karla Campos, Alex Bekardi
Dr. James T. Willerson, Dr. Denton A. Cooley Photography by Gary Fountain
Haley Zerwas, Marcus Spagnoletti
Jennifer Del Prete, Lance and Katie Bezina
1. Leaning Tower locale 5. Nightfall 9. Jeer 14. Doesn’t keep 15. Machu Picchu native 16. Pews divider 17. Has debts 18. Movie souvenir 19. Bravery 20. Incumbent, Democratic candidate, and the 44th president 23. Have title to 24. The other side 25. As a companion 27. Inquire 30. Ticked off 34. Like some voters 39. Sudden enlightenment, to Buddhists 40. Brilliant maneuver 41. Everglades bird 43. Not “fer” 44. Unpaid debt 46. Type of card 48. First part of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” 50. Rainbow, e.g. 51. 1985 Pulitzer winner Terkel 53. Bank job 58. Rice athlete
61. Republican candidate who wishes to become the 45th president 64. Snapshot 66. According to his birth certificate, island where 20 across was born 67. Contented cat sound 68. Come to a point 69. Hawaiian instruments 70. Donald Duck’s nephews, e.g. 71. Porterhouse, e.g. 72. Transmitted 73. Cravings
DOWN 1. Investigation 2. Citizen of Des Moines 3. One cubic meter 4. Tea-producing Indian state 5. Frisbee® or flying saucer 6. Golden Rule word 7. Diver’s acronym 8. Mystical Jewish thaumaturgy 9. Treeless plain
10. Org. once run by George Bush 11. Home of the Nobel Peace Center 12. Go through a hose 13. Plant with fronds 21. Color used in fourcolor processing 22. Gila ___ 26. Implied 28. Breastbone 29. Beer bust barrel 31. Bear or Berra 32. ___ go bragh 33. Small dent 34. Trendy antioxidant berry 35. “___ to Run” (Springsteen hit) 36. Check out the Internet 37. Blunted blades 38. Energy unit
By Scott Ward
42. Chapter in history 45. Text accompanier 47. Reverberate 49. Repugnant 52. Investment 54. Like some nests 55. Get used to 56. Small finch 57. Amateurs 58. Votes 59. “Huh?” 60. Easy stride 62. At that time 63. Oxidize 65. Leaves in the afternoon?
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