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letter from the editor
166 PUBLISHER alejandro martinéz ext 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by Gabriella Nissen
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 Notice the hand-dyed silk tank purchased from Urban Izzy for $20!
risp, delicious fall is so close I can taste it! I can’t get enough of all the “f’s” in this issue! Fun, fashion, food, CARLA VALENCIA friends – did I mention fashDE MARTINEZ + PASCUAL ion? You’ll notice that’s the recurring theme here. From our coverage of New York Fashion Week last month to a few local style icons in our book that share this season’s inspired look starting on page 42. Plus a few local experts making it big in their chosen fields. There’s the regular fuel to feed your stomach from new restaurants and our monthly food truck coverage to Beatrice Allen’s unpretentious coverage of the local foodie scene. We hope to make our ways into your heart through your very grumbling bellies. Also support the local nonprofit community and learn about LIFE on page 20. For friends and fun, check out the loads of post-event coverage scattered throughout the magazine as well as the special section called “The Scene.” Want to get invited to our events or exclusive events? Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest where our social media maven, Jordan Campbell, is constantly giving away prizes, invites and more! Fun and fashion merge in a shopping experience that is good for all! The Holiday Shopping Card can be used
LIFESTYLE EDITOR beatrice allen ext 5 email@example.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR pixie ibañez ext 6 firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER william king ext 7 email@example.com | mobile 832.788.3738 ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE carlos valencia ext 8 firstname.lastname@example.org | mobile 713.855.1584 jason brown ext 7 email@example.com | mobile 832.537.8904 jordan campbell ext 9 firstname.lastname@example.org | mobile 832.492.5731 brian balboa ext 9 email@example.com | mobile 281.467.3944 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE firstname.lastname@example.org WEB DEVELOPMENT mario hernandez jr. PHOTOGRAPHERS sofia van der dys, kennon evett, gabriella nissen, anthony rathbun CONTRIBUTING WRITERS vlady ambia, susan bynam, michael cook, michael garfield, nadia michel, jenni rebecca stephenson, lance scott walker, scott ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS simon hochman, jeremy pierson, pwl studio, bethany quillan, for lastnightpics.com: claire learned, gabriel vega INTERNS vidisha patel, nicole blaylock Cover shot on location at Spring Street Studios Photography by Gabriella Nissen Hair and makeup by Edward Sanchez for Vanity Lounge Model Amara Risa for Page. 713 Rebecca Taylor leather running shorts and ALC blouse, Neiman Marcus | Helmut Lang jacket, helmutlang.com | bib necklace, j crew | Isabel Marant Wedge Bekett Sneakers, contact email@example.com Urban Izzy Boutique Truck in background – see page 34 FASHIONABLY URBAN
October 25–November 4 and is one of my favorite things of the year! Not only do you help the American Cancer Society with your minimum contribution of $70, which gets you the Holiday Shopping Card, but you help your checkbook getting a 20% discount on regularly priced merchandise at hundreds of stores in Houston and the surrounding area. To purchase a card, visit www.victoryhouston.org or visit a participating store.
Carla Valencia de Martinéz
Editor-in-Chief | Creative Director
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table of contents OCTOBER 2012
COMING IN NOVEMBER
SIRUN GUAN, HANNA BACOL BUSH GALLERY
34 URBAN IZZY
36 EXPERT ADVICE
BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR COVER
Marzi Fatemizadeh Edward Sanchez
50 C-LA AND BEA TAKE ON NYC FASHION WEEK
56 ONE CITY, INDIVISIBLE, WITH SUPPORT AND CRITICISM FOR ALL.
J. BLACK’S KITCHEN + LOUNGE
also in this issue Amara Risa
One of the things that makes 002houston magazine so special is that we produce everything inhouse. Meaning the cover shoot was shot on location at Spring Street Studios in sweltering Houston heat while most of the people who made it happen are all local talent. From veteran Page 713. model Amara Risa, who has graced our cover more than once in the last 13+ years, to our wildly talented photographer Gabriella Nissen, who leads a magical life in the Heights area. The amazing fall look you see was actually one of two that stylist Marzi Fatemizadeh conjured up with her mad skills. Hair and makeup were done by Edward Sanchez with whom we’ve been working since we were babies it feels like! And now he’s grown up and is set to open the Vanity Lounge in West Ave. And you can read about Urban Izzy in this month’s Retail Wrap. Plus our whole staff gets involved in the concept, execution and polishing of each cover and our shoots. 6. october 12 | www.002mag.com
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: sirun guan, hanna bacol bush gallery 17 gish @ the movies 18 art houses + museums + exhibits 20 nonprofit: LIFE 22 phone shot 24 born cool, grow hip 25 party pics 26 people of houston
28 002deals 31 mac® tips | green living 32 things i ♥ 34 retail wrap: urban izzy 35 party pics 36 expert advice 42 costume for cocktails 48 MENtertainment 50 destination: c-la and bea take on nyc fashion week 54 tools + toys +gadgets 55 party pics 56 dine write: One City, Indivisible, with Support and Criticism for All. 60 open 61 tracy’s tasty tidbits
62 the scene 66 houston map 68 downtown map 69 uptown + galleria map 70 restaurant listings 74 heights + washington way 77 bea here now 78 club + lounge review: j. black’s kitchen + lounge 79 recording: chingo bling 80 002 nightlife 82 party pics + crossword puzzle
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BEST SELLING AUTHORS OF THE NANNY DIARIES, EMMA MCLAUGHLIN AND NICOLA KRAUS WILL BE AT NORDSTROM IN THE GALLERIA TO PROMOTE THEIR NEWEST NOVEL, OVER YOU – A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ABOUT ONE GIRLS’ QUEST TO HEAL BROKEN HEARTS ALL OVER NEW YORK CITY. THE AUTHORS HAVE TEAMED UP WITH TEEN VOGUE AND ESTÉE LAUDER TO GIVE GIRLS MAKEOVERS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6. 8 – 9:30AM – LIVE TREND SHOW 10AM – 2PM – MAKEOVERS AND MEET & GREET WITH THE AUTHORS.
OCCUPYING THE FORMER BORDERS SPACE IN GALLERIA V, THE NEW TWOLEVEL FOREVER 21 WILL OPEN LATE THIS YEAR. Aerin Lauder launched the AERIN Beauty line last month.
THE CITY HALL FARMERS MARKET KICKED BACK INTO GEAR LAST MONTH FEATURING MORE THAN 35 VENDORS INCLUDING FARMERS’ FRESH PRODUCE, CHEESES, BREADS, ROASTED COFFEES AND A VARIETY OF PREPARED MEALS AND FOOD TRUCKS. WEDNESDAYS FROM 11AM UNTIL 2PM. CITY HALL, 901 BAGBY, AROUND THE REFLECTION POOL. Sip, shop, stroll and sing along at the 2012 River Oaks Jazz and Wine Festival at the River Oaks Shopping Center on Thursday, October 25, 5:308:30pm. The annual festival will boast the best in shopping, live music by Bubba McNeely and Gary-Michael Dahl Band, wine tasting and an exotic car exhibit. ON OCTOBER 4, H&M LAUNCHES A SPECIAL COLLABORATION WITH FASHION ICON AND LEGENDARY FASHION DIRECTOR ANNA DELLO RUSSO. AN IDOL OF THE BLOGOSPHERE, WHOSE FLAMBOYANT OUTFITS ARE ENDLESSLY DOCUMENTED BY STYLE PHOTOGRAPHERS, HER COLLECTION OF ACCESSORIES WILL FEATURE JEWELRY, SUNGLASSES, SHOES AND BAGS. Elaine Turner Wraps Wrists in Hope as she supports her mother who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. 100 percent of the proceeds of her pink bracelets will be donated to the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center the month of October.
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The Second Annual Skatestock…peace, love, and skateboards will be held Saturday, October 20, at the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark, noon-9pm. Skatestock is a one-of-a-kind, FREE grass-roots, all-day event connecting the dots between skateboarding, music, art and science. The event features the music of Something Fierce, Hell City Kings, Sanctus Bellum, Bald Eagle Burger, No Love Less, Pinky Lieder, DJ Brother Roo, Ceeplus Bad Knives and more. Surfing videos will be projected on the ceiling of the World’s Largest Cradle while skaters enjoy carving through it (evening hours). In addition, unique physics experiments will be conducted on the skaters’ velocity and weightlessness. THE 20TH ANNUAL TXU ENERGY TURKEY TROT IS NOVEMBER 22, WITH EARLY REGISTRATION ENDING NOVEMBER 16. PROCEEDS BENEFIT SHELTERING ARMS SENIOR SERVICES SUPPORTING MORE THAN 68,00 SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA. REGISTER ONLINE: HOUSTONTURKEYTROT.ORG OR REQUEST A PAPER APPLICATION AT 713.669.5317.
DEVELOPMENT October 18 is the first Annual OktOHBAfest event, to raise funds for Organic/Sustainable Scholarships for in-state university students. The event will be held at the Karbach Brewery. www.OHBAonline.org
The UP Experience – Unique Perspectives from Unique People, an engaging and intellectually stimulating event in its fifth year, brings together 16 of the world’s most extraordinary thought leaders, creators and innovators for one exceptional day, October 25.
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fresh arts scene By Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
OCTOBER’S ART OPTIONS ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES! THE FALL SEASON IS WELL UNDERWAY WITH A FANTASTIC ARRAY OF MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCE TO SUIT EVERY TASTE!
Stages: 2 Pianos 4 Hands Through October 28 2 Pianos 4 Hands is the exuberant tale of two boys who aspire to concert piano stardom, pursuing their dream as they confront pushy parents, eccentric teachers, stage fright, the agony of competitions and the quest for greatness. Two actors, two pianos and a host of characters grace the stage in this incredible virtuoso performance that will leave you breathless. www.stagestheatre.com
Mercury | Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony October 6, 8pm Mercury opens its season with Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony led by Maestro Antoine Plante and combining the forces of Haydn and Mozart once again for an unforgettable musical event. Mercury performs Haydn’s Symphony #88, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 and Violin Concerto #4, featuring violinist Jonathan Godfrey. Wortham Center – $10-60. www.mercurybaroque.org Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama October 10-13, 7:30pm DiverseWorks presents Keren Cytter’s multimedia play, Show Real Drama, based on the lives of two actors finding themselves unemployed after graduating from the University of Acting in Salzburg, Germany. After countless failed attempts to get hired, they decide to write and direct scenes for their own show reels. Shown with Cytter’s exhibition, Video Art Manual (on view through October 20), Show Real Drama has previously been presented at The Kitchen, Kunsthall Bergen and Tate Modern. DiverseWorks – $15. www.diverseworks.org
Eyeopener Tour | Houston’s Graveyards: The Gateway to Eternity October 21, 1pm Join the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and renowned expert on Houston’s historic cemeteries, Marks Hinton, for a fascinating tour of our city’s historic burying grounds. Visit the final resting places of philanthropist George Hermann, Reverend Jack Yates, entrepreneur Howard Hughes, movie star Gene Tierney and more, while hearing their tales of triumph and tragedy. Texas Monthly calls it “one of the 50 things every Texan should do!” Tickets – $60. www.orangeshow.org
The Boundary of Life Is Quietly Crossed October 25, 6pm Visionary Texas-based sculptor and multimedia artist Dario Robleto creates intricately handcrafted objects reflecting his exploration of music, popular culture, science, war and American history. In this multimedia talk, Robleto uses storytelling with recorded sounds to suggest connection between creativity, loss and memory. Through subjects including the Voyager space probe and its Golden Record, Robleto draws connections across time and space. Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Houston – Free! www.mitchellcenterforarts.org Regifting Lions October 25-27, 8pm Lynn Lane, Catalina Molnari and Toni Leago Valle premiere Regifting Lions, a dance piece set to an original music score by George Heathco, exploring the people left behind in the wake of trauma – these unique people’s desire to live, unearth and heal traumatic events, and the ability to reshape their lives. All three artists combine their artistic voices, histories and experiences to produce an intimate look at the healing process involving life, laughter and love. Barnevelder Theatre – $18+. www.regiftinglions.info
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 CASA DE NOVIA SOIREE WHY KICK-OFF FOR MONIQUE LHUILLIER TRUNK SHOW WHERE CASA DE NOVIA BRIDAL COUTURE WHEN AUGUST 13 Casa de Novia Bridal Couture, Houston’s classically modern bridal boutique, kicked off a highly anticipated three-day Monique Lhuillier trunk show with a preview party. Hosted by a group of girls about town, the event launched a two-day extravaganza showcasing some of Lhuillier’s most coveted designs. With champagne in hand, the ladies socialized amidst the newest collection of gowns in various silhouettes with dramatic accents such as drop waists, lace and bow belts. A photo booth made for a fun activity where the brides-to-be hammed it up for the camera.
Sarah Schmidt, Elizabeth Trice
Ann Watkins, Grayson Watkins
Sarah Gruber Julia Oettinger, Ashley Sneed, Kathryn Brill
Photography by H. Simon Hochman
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S U N DAY
PERFORMING ARTS + CONCERTS + SPORTS + FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST
M O N DAY
T U E S DAY
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm HOB All American Rejects/Boys Like Girls 6pm
10/11 CWMP Gotye 7:30pm
W E D N E S DAY
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm HOB Mac Powell of Third Day 7pm Jones HS: Explorer Concerts 9:30 & 11:15am Main Street Girls Only- The Secret Comedy of Women 7:30pm MOT Children’s Performance: Swing, Jive and Pop into Dance 11am Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm Wortham Alfie Boe 7:30pm
October 4, Assistance League of Houston’s 21st Annual Mary Jo Peckham Award, 11am-2pm at River Oaks Country Club. Luncheon and Fashion Show by Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf. For more information, call 713.526.7983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 7:30pm HOB FLOBOTS w/ special guest Astronautalis 7pm | GZA playing Liquid Swords/Killer Mike/Sweet Valley/Bear Hands 7pm Jones HS: Wicked Divas 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…3pm | Life Is a Dream 3pm MOT 1000 Lights for Peace 6pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 3pm | Life Could Be a Dream 3pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 2 & 7:30pm Main Street Girls Only…3pm | Life Is a Dream 3pm Reliant Stadium Texans vs. Green Bay Packers 7:20pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 3pm | Life Could Be a Dream 3pm Warehouse Chiodos 6:30pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 2 & 7:30pm Jones HS: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven 2:30pm Main Street Life Is a Dream 3pm Reliant Stadium Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens 12pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 3pm Warehouse Unwritten Law 7pm Wortham HGO: La Bohème 2pm
Warehouse Big Business 8pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 7:30pm HOB Justice 8pm Jones HS: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique 2:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 3pm Warehouse The Features 7pm Wortham The Italian Girl in Algiers 2pm
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Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 7:30pm HOB Garbage 8pm Jones HS: Explorer Concerts 9:30 & 11:15am Warehouse Emilie Autumn 7pm
October 16, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hope in Houston Hot Pink Luncheon at The Crystal Ballroom at The Rice. Contact Lucia Yoo at email@example.com or call 646.497.2697.
HOB Metric 7pm | Father John Misty w/ La Sera & Jeffertitti’s Nile 8pm
October 15-21, Spa Week’s Fall 2012. In order to receive exclusive information on spa and wellness locations and their $50 services, spa-goers register on SpaWeek.com. www.spaweek.com
HOB Matthew Dear w/ Light Asylum 9pm
Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 7:30pm
October 18-21, Second Annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair at George R. Brown Convention Center - HALL A www.txcontemporary.com/texas
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm HOB Rodriguez 8pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 7:30pm HOB The Shins 7pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm Warehouse Antibalas 8pm
Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm
Wild Things, 6:30pm at The Coronado Club. Benefiting The Alley Theatre. Contact Laura Woods, 713.315.3370.
HOB The AP Tour w/ Miss May I, The Ghost Inside, etc. 6pm MOT A Children’s Performance: A Trilogy of Trickster Tales- Jack, Brer Rabbit & Anansi the Spider 11am Reliant Arena Twins of Evil Tour: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson 7pm Toyota Justin Bieber 7pm Wortham HGO: La Bohème 7:30pm
Center for Houston’s Future 2012 IMPACT Gala, 6pm at River Oaks Country Club. Benefiting the Center for Houston’s Future. www.houston.org/chf_secure/chf_ impact_dinner
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm CWMP Gotye 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 7:30pm HOB Trampled by Turtles 7pm | Grouplove 8pm Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm | Life Is a Dream 7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm | Life Could Be a Dream 7:30pm
Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 7:30pm HOB Matt Wertz 9pm Jones HS: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven 8pm Main Street Life Is a Dream 7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm
Spaulding for Children’s Annual All In for Adoption Texas Hold’Em Tournament & Casino Night Fundraiser, 5:30pm at Houston City Club. Proceeds benefit Spaulding for Children. www.SpauldingforChildren.org/Poker
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm MOT Children’s Performance: Swing, Jive & Pop into Dance 11am Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm Toyota Madonna 8pm Warehouse Abandon All Ships 6pm
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Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm Jones HS: Explorer Concerts 9:30 & 11:15am | Main Street Girls Only…7:30pm | Life Is a Dream 7:30pm MOT 33rd Annual Festival Chicano 7pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm | Life Could Be a Dream 7:30pm
October 17, Chi Omega Kaleidoscope Luncheon, 11am at River Oaks Country Club. Benefiting The Center, the Chi Omega Foundation and the Chi Omega Alumnae Association of Houston Scholarship Fund. For tickets, or more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 19-November 11, Music Box Musicals opens Season w/ Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, at the Music Box Theater. For more information, please call 832.588.4857.
EVENTS AND MORE,
T H U R S DAY
October 25-November 4, 2012 HOLIDAY SHOPPING CARD TIME! Benefiting The American Cancer Society.
MOT Children’s Performance: Pinocchio 11am | Halloween Movies at Miller: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho 8pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 7:30pm HOB Galactic & JJ Grey & Mofro 7pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 7:30pm Toyota Madonna 8pm Warehouse Ghostland Observatory 8pm
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NOT SURE WHAT TO DO? TRY ONE-STOP SHOPPING AT
WWW.HOUSTONTHEATERDISTRICT.ORG F R I DAY
S AT U R DAY
Alley Death of a Salesman 8pm HOB Who’s Bad 8pm Jones HS: Wicked Divas 8pm Main Street Girls Only…8pm | Life Is a Dream 8pm MOT 33rd Annual Festival Chicano 7pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm | Life Could Be a Dream 8pm Warehouse Hatebreed & Whitechapel 6:30pm | Rebirth Brass Band 8pm
October 6, 22nd Annual Komen Houston Race for the Cure® 7:45am Downtown Houston. Register/information at www.komen-houston.org.
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 8pm Bayou Music Center The Australian Pink Floyd Show 8:30pm | CWMP Buzzfest 29, 12pm Hobby An Evening w/ David Byrne & St. Vincent 7:30pm Jones HS: Wands & Batons 10 & 11:30am | HS: Wicked Divas 8pm | Main Street Duck for President 1 & 4pm | Girls Only…7:30pm | Life Is a Dream 7:30pm MOT Children’s Performance: Dia de Los Muertos 11am | 33rd Annual Festival Chicano 7pm | Reliant Stadium Football: Stephen F. Austin University vs. Sam Houston State 3pm | Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm | Life Could Be a Dre am 8pm | Wortham Mercury, Orchestra Redefined: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony TBD
Alley Death of a Salesman 8pm Bayou Music Center Live Nation & Scoremore presents: The Weekend 9pm CWMP HS: Hocus Pocus Pops 7:30pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 8pm HOB Andrew Bird 8:30pm Jones SPA: Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker 8pm Main Street Girls Only…8pm | Life Is a Dream 8pm MOT Dia de la Hispanidad w/ Stars of Forever Tango 8pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm | Life Could Be a Dream 8pm Warehouse IWrestledABearOnce 6pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 8pm CWMP Majic 102.1 35th Anniversary Show 6:30pm | Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 2 & 8pm | HOB The Ruby Revue Burlesque Show Texas Tease-aThon 8pm | Shpongle presents The Masquerade 11pm Jones HS: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven 8pm Main Street Duck for President 1 & 4pm | Life Is a Dream 7:30pm | MOT Sing-A-Long Movies at Miller: The Sound of Music 6:30pm | Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm Toyota Red Hot Chili Peppers 7:30pm Wortham Da Camera: Cassandra Wilson 8pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 8pm | Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 8pm | HOB Matt & Kim 8pm | Main Street Life Is a Dream 7:30pm | MOT Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez 7:30pm | Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm | Warehouse Pierce the Veil 6pm | Wortham HGO: La Bohème 7pm
Pretty In Pink – Town Square, 6-10pm at the Sugar Land Town Square. At this family-fun event there will be live music, kids’ activities, booths and the famous Pink Fire Truck. Be sure to be there at sundown to light up Town Square pink in honor of all cancer survivors. www.tmhs.org
Alley Death of a Salesman 8pm CWMP Jason Aldean 7:30pm Hobby Yakov Smirnoff 8pm HOB The Temper Trap 8pm Jones HS: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique 7:30pm MOT Whitney Bank Presents: This is the 60s 7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm Toyota Vicente Fernandez 8pm Warehouse Ghostland Observatory 8pm Wortham The Italian Girl in Algiers 7:30pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 8pm Bayou Music Center Live Nation & Scoremore presents: Mac Miller w/ Travis Porter & Y.G. 8pm Hobby TUTS: Jekyll and Hyde 2 & 8pm HOB Two Door Cinema Club 8pm Main Street Duck for President 1 & 4pm |Girls Only…7:30pm | Life Is a Dream 7:30pm MOT Lunada 2012, 7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm | Life Could Be a Dream 8pm Warehouse Blood On The Dance Floor 7pm
Alley Death of a Salesman 2:30 & 8pm HOB Gwar 6:30pm Jones HS: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique 8pm Main Street Duck for President 1 & 4pm MOT Whitney Bank Presents: This is the 60s 7:30pm Stages Two Pianos Four Hands 8pm Wortham HGO: La Bohème 7:30pm | SPA: Shaolin Warriors 7:30pm
The Bash: A Halloween Happening, 8pm-1am at The Corinthian. Benefiting the Easter Seals Greater Houston. www.houstonbash.com
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
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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 by Oldenburg. 2. HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.hcponline.org In Appropriation, on view thru October 28, presents a selection of contemporary photographers who directly instigate strikingly new photographic work through the appropriation of preexisting imagery – whether it be found, historical, canonical, personal, archival or otherwise. “Appropriation” has been an important conceptual strategy within the visual arts for nearly a century. But in the case of the artists presented here, this act is not purely a matter of taking an image from one context and placing it within another. Instead, these photographers are carefully examining, incorporating and then transforming such pictures in an effective, engaging and incredibly original manner. 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 (1903-1970). 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 large-scale installation of crocheted linen and latex paint to 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.
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5. LAWNDALE ARTCENTER www.lawndaleartcenter.org Día de los Muertos, on view October 22. The 25th Annual Día de los Muertos events are a celebration of the art, music and folklife of Mexico. For over twenty years Lawndale has presented an annual open call, non-juried exhibition that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos in a contemporary context. This program supports area artists and students by offering them an opportunity to show their works to diverse audiences in a museum-quality setting. Over the years additional programming has been developed to educate audiences and encourage dialogue in celebration of Mexican-American heritage in our region. 6. BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com
This museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Cavalry were nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery. 7. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON www.hmh.org 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 Instructables: Made in Your Mind, on view thru November 4, is based on the concepts of Instructables and similar websites. The exhibit explores the quintessential question – “What can this be?” – and encourages you to build objects out of easily accessible or found materials. Gain understanding between invention and innovation and apply the creative process to devices, procedures, games and other pursuits.
9. THE HEALTH MUSEUM www.thehealthmuseum.org Siege of the Skeletons, on view October 9. This annual exhibition of papier-mâché skeletons features entries created by the community for the community. Fun for the whole family! Come down and get in the spirit.
10. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE www.hmns.org Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History, on view October 26. Mayan civilization was one of the longest-lived 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 Orkin presents DINOSAURS! On view thru October 31. From the towering brachiosaurus to the massive T-rex, these animatronic dinosaurs move, roar and even spit water. This year the exhibit features twice the fun with twice the dinosaurs, including species that were once found in Texas, with all but two found in our region. 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 avantgarde 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 179– ALVIN BALTROP, on view thru October 21. Perspectives 179–Alvin Baltrop: Dreams Into Glass is the first major solo museum survey of work by this AfricanAmerican photographer. His work was rarely publicly presented during his lifetime but has become a focus of art
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world attention in the last five years, including a cover story in Artforum magazine and an article in The New York Times. This exhibition serves to introduce audiences to Baltrop’s visionary talent as a photographer, one who captured the beauty and decay of some of this country’s most iconic urban landscapes as well as the pivotal moments of a society in transition. 15. THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON www.junghouston.org Pop Art – A Personal History, lecture by collector David Brauer, on view thru October 31. Art historian and collec-
movement in the mid-1960s, where he assembled a personal collection of British Pop art prints, including works by Richard Hamilton, Clive Barker, Allen Jones and Ronald Kitaj. 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.
tor David E. Brauer shares stories of his life amongst the art and artists of the Pop art movement in England. Although Pop art is usually associated with American iconography – the Campbell’s soup cans of Andy Warhol and the comic strip style of Roy Lichtenstein – the movement actually originated in postwar Britain. Brauer was a student at St. Martin’s School of Art in London during the peak of the
18. ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER www.asiasociety.org Treasures of Asian Art: A Rockefeller Legacy, on view thru October 7, is an exhibition of 60 works from one of the finest collections of Asian art in the United States. The exhibition includes outstanding examples of bronze and stone sculpture and exquisite ceramics. Treasures of Asian Art explores these stunning works by placing them in the context of American collecting of Asian art in the post-World War II period, specifically the collecting practice of Asia Society’s founder, John D. Rockefeller III, and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller.
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By Nadia Michel Photography Jaime Lagdameo
SIRUN GUAN O
HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY
UT WITH THE NEW; IN WITH THE OLD. CASE IN POINT: HANNAH BACOL BUSCH IS BRINGING BACK GONGBI, AN ANCIENT CHINESE PAINTING TECHNIQUE. “IT ORIGINATED IN THE CHINESE CULTURE AND ONLY THE MOST AFFLUENT PEOPLE COULD AFFORD TO COMMISSION GONGBI ARTISTS,” EXPLAINS BACOL BUSCH. “IT’S A TYPE OF PAINTING THAT IS VERY METICULOUS.” Shanghai-born Sirun Guan will be demonstrating her watercolor technique October 27 at Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery during an opening reception for her solo exhibit. “We have four huge panels and she will do a section. She is hoping to complete them by next year for another show. The public will be invited to watch when she completes it,” says Bacol Busch.
The name Gongbi is from the Chinese gong chin meaning “tidy.” The technique uses highly detailed brushstrokes that delimit details very precisely and usually depicts figural or narrative subjects. It is usually highly coloured. Guan’s mission is to give the age-old technique a modern twist. “There’s a huge movement in China right now of modernizing Gongbi,” reveals Bacol Busch. “But I think Siran Guan is the only artist in Texas who paints in this style,” she adds.
The paintings on view this month are intricate and richly hued. “It takes her two to three months to do one painting,” says Bacol Busch. Preferring rice paper to canvas, Guan is an artist in residence who also teaches at the gallery. She is part of a roster of three artists who offer classes for both children and adults. “This is under the umbrella of services to the community. I want to do films, talks and bring artists from other countries and inspire art enthusiasts,” says Bacol Busch. Originally located on Shepherd Ave. in River Oaks, Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery is grooving on its temporary digs in Bellaire. “I’ve realized, being out here, that location is everything!” says Bacol Busch. She is working on a future site in the Museum District. “That’s an ideal location if I want to be internationally recognized,” she says, “but I’d like to keep the classes here because this is a great space and Bellaire is really highly acknowledged for its schools. Bellaire High is an excellent school. My husband went there and then went to Harvard!” she adds about her psychologist husband, who is sharing his roomy office building with the gallery.
Sirun Guan graduated from Tongji University in China. Her mentors included acclaimed Chinese painters/professors Zhan Hongchang and Cheng Xi. She came to the United States in 2007 to continue exploring the world of art while also working as an urban designer. She trained with American watercolorists and her paintings were selected in multiple juried art shows, including American Watercolor Bacol Busch is also working on a brand new gallery structure in the Museum District, Society, International Exhibition and Watercolor Art Society of which she hopes to complete by end of 2013. She is especially SIRUN GUAN SHOW PREVIEW Houston International Art Competition. Her original paintings are enthusiastic as she describes the shows she plans on having there. AND DEMONSTRATION found in the private collections of Pat Corrigan, Julio Parker, Anna “There is an art-therapy program in the South of France where October 27, 2012, 6-9pm Marie Finch, Sue Darcy, Marilynn Oliver, Wendy and Erik Van Gogh was treated called Saint-Paul (the asylum where he proHannah Bacol Busch Gallery O’Brian and others. Bacol Busch has been representing her for duced a series of well-known paintings). We’ll probably do a 6900 S. Rice Ave. eight years. “I just love her,” she gushes. show with those artists,” she reveals. “It’s a really interesting exhiBellaire, Texas 77401 bition that could really put Houston on the map.”
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gish at the movies By Sarah Gish
ART FILMS ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL…TAKE A FRIEND TO ONE. BIRTHDAYS AND BICYCLES
Southwest Alternate Media Project (www.swamp.org) celebrated its quarter-century recently and 14 Pews (www.14pews.org) is now two. Happy Birthday, y’all! 14 Pews is celebrating on 10/26 from 6-9pm with a “Birthday Bash and Membership Drive” that will feature delicious refreshments, a silent auction, Puppet Pizzazz and much more. My hubcap-based art (pictured) called “Mod Mandalas: The Chakra Series” will open with a party on 10/4 from 7-9pm and will be up until 11/18. Screenings throughout the month include The Kid with a Bike (10/1, 7pm; 10/5, 7pm; 10/7, 4pm); a tribute to Chris Marker that’s a double feature of La Jetee and Sans Soleil (10/7, 6pm; 10/8, 7pm; 10/11, 7pm); and the dance film, Wanderland (10/12, 7pm; 10/13, 7pm; 10/19, 7pm; 10/20, 7pm). · Two Halloween-ish events round out October: a “Zombie Party” on 10/27 from 7-10pm (complete with a Zombie Fashion Show!) and a screening of Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood on Halloween night at 7pm. · Studio Movie Grill City Centre (www.studiomoviegrill.com) has several special screenings this month: Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour (10/2 and 10/4, 7:30pm); Lesson Before Love (10/2-10/4, 7:30pm); Bill W. Documentary (10/4, 7pm); and Girls Night Out: Pretty in Pink (10/10, 7:30pm).
SING-A-LONGS AND SUSHI FUN Miller Outdoor Theatre (www.milleroutdoortheatre.com) is still throwing films onto the big screen and this month they feature one of my personal fave events: a “Sound of Music Sing-a-Long” on 10/20 at 6:30pm – audience participation is encouraged, even if you’re totally off-key. And you can celebrate Halloween outdoors with their screening of the 1960 horror classic, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, at 8pm. · Catch a young Gérard Depardieu (pictured) this month at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s (www.mfah.org) “Blier/Depardieu” program that’s an homage to the French duo of Bertrand Blier who often employed popular French actor Depardieu in his films. Onscreen will be Going Places (Les valseuses, 10/26, 7pm); Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos mouchoirs, 10/27, 7pm); and Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi, 10/28 at 5pm). The Museum is excellent at community partnering – they’ve teamed up with the Sushi Club of Houston (www.houston-sushi.com) to present Sushi: The Global Catch, a revealing documentary that celebrates sushi while considering the impact of its worldwide consumption on the population of our seas. · Another MFAH partnership is with the Texas Independent Film Network (TIFN, www.austinfilm.org/tifn), a statewide coalition of film societies, universities and independent theaters united for the purpose of screening Texas independent film; all TIFN programs are cosponsored by the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) and the Houston Film Critics Society. This conglomerate is bringing the story of one man’s quest for touching the moon, Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars (10/30, 7pm).
“OUR IMAGE FILM AND ARTS FEST” and more The 2012 Our Image Film and Arts Festival (ourimagefest.com) will celebrate their third year of honoring some of the best black independent film makers, artists and local musicians. The festival returns to Rice Cinema (ricecinema.rice.edu/) on 10/19, 6pm, and 10/20, 3:30pm. Films included will be Katrina’s Son, the harrowing tale of the life of a little boy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; Wolf, the story of a family’s journey of sexual abuse of their son; and An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, a story of love between the director and a young woman. Sundance Houston (www.sundancecinemas.com) has a great line-up on their “Screening Room” calendar: How to Survive a Plague (10/5-10/11); The Revisionaries (10/12-10/18); and something I’m super excited about, Decoding Deepak (10/19-10/25). · The River Oaks (www.landmarktheatres.com) has several midnighters lined up: Casablanca (10/5-6); I Drink Your Blood (10/12); The Room (10/19); and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (10/26-27). Their regular features this month are The Perks of Being a Wallflower (9/28); Little White Lies (10/5); The Other Dream Team (10/12, pictured); and The Paperboy (10/19). Rock on, October!
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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 HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM www.houstonfiremuseum.org 2403 Milam 713.524.2526 MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY www.printingmuseum.org 1324 W. Clay St. 713.522.4652
MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY www.hbu.edu 7502 Fondren Rd. 281.649.3997 ORANGE SHOW www.orangeshow.org 2401 Munger 713.926.6368
PROJECT ROW HOUSES www.projectrowhouses.org 2521 Holman 713.526.7662 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 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 Thru October 6, MetalUrges by William Cannings ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Opens October 6, Parallel Journey by Cookie Wells and Madilyn Stein
1. hooks-epstein | 2. spring street studios 3. gallery sonja roesch 4. deborah colton gallery
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 October 12, New Works by Ruth Shouval
BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 1208 W. Gray 713.576.6954 BOOKER-LOWE GALLERYwww.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.228.3848 CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 713.825.4613 COMMUNITY ARTISTSâ€™ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616
DAKOTA GALLERY www.dakotaframing.com 2324 Shearn St. 713.523.7440
DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 5321 Feagan 713.542.3802 Opens October 5, Works on Paper, a group exhibition DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Thru October 31, Plastic Fantastic by Paul-Mart DESANTOS GALLERY www.desantosgallery.com 1724 Richmond 713.520.1200 DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 1117 East Freeway 713.223.8346 October 10-13, Show Real Drama by Karen Cutter DOMY BOOKS www.domystore.com 1709 Westheimer 713.523.3669 FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522
G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opens September 1, Dog Park
GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311
GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.528.0405 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 October 13, Eric Holzman H GALLERY www.hgallery.org 617 W. 19th 713.417.4888 HANNAH BACOL BUSCH GALLERY www.hannahbacolbuschgallery.com 6900 S. Rice. 713.527.0523 Thru January 1, Contemporary Watercolor Fine Art by Sirun Guan HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600 HOLLYWOOD FRAME GALLERY www.hollywoodframegallery.com 2427 Bissonnet 713.942.8885 HOOKS-EPSTEIN GALLERIES www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Thru October 13, Surface Time: And Other Portraits by Mark Greenwalt
GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547
HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800
GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 Thru October 27, Dieter Blazer
HOUSTON STUDIOS 707 Walnut St. 713.223.0951
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IMAGO DEI www.imagodeigallery.com 2525 Robinson St. #100, 713.520.5557
INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Thru October 27, Landscape Paintings by Dana Frankfort 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 Thru October 20, In Plain Site by Aaron Parazette McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Thru October 13, The Story by Troy Woods 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
MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803
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MONTROSE ART SOCIETY www.montroseartsociety.com 4715 Main St. 713.316.0402
MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opens October 13, Liz Ward MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 MUIR FINE ART GALLERY www.muirfineartgallery.com 796 Town and Country Blvd. #114. 281.862.0082
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
O’KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St. @ UHD 713.221.8042
PARKERSON GALLERY www.parkersongallery.com 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 PEEL GALLERY www.peelgallery.org 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.520.8122
POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337 POST GALLERY www.postgallery.com By appointment only. 713.622.4241
RECORD RANCH GALLERY www.cactusmusictx.com 2110 Portsmouth 713.526.9272 REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 1839 W. Alabama 713.522.7074
RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836
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 Thru October 10, Conversation Peace by Kevin Box 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 October 20, Rosewater by Nazar Yahya WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Thru October, WAS-H Annual Membership Exhibition WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082
XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846
ZARPOSH INDIA GALLERY www.zarposhindia.com 5910 Southwest Fwy. 713.668.2948
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(LOCAL INFANT FORMULA FOR EMERGENCIES) HOUSTON
by Susan M. Bynam
ELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF INFANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN HOUSTON
nity. One year ago, LIFE/Houston welcomed newcomer Neystal Howard-Jones as its new executive director. The proud Howard University alum with over 7 years of nonprofit experience (having served as executive director for Brighter Tomorrows, a domestic violence agency in Dallas), deems her role both vital to LIFE/Houston’s longevity and as a gift that is worth treasuring for – yes, you guessed it, Houston – a lifetime!
For those who have ready access to staple foods, proper nutrition is often taken for granted. Yet, for those who lack access for whatever reason, especially children, inadequate nutrition during early childhood can impede brain development and have lasting effects on a child’s ability to learn. Those who have passion for life itself recognize the benefits of maintaining a zealous, long-lasting one.
Per Howard-Jones, “Prior to my start at LIFE/Houston, I enjoyed a nonprofit career for over 7 years, but longed for a role emphasizing children. Being an expectant mother at the time of my transition here and assuming a role which entailed an opportunity to see children all day while making a difference in the development of children was not only a perfect fit for me and LIFE/Houston, but self-gratifying in light of my circumstances of becoming a new mother. LIFE/Houston is often viewed as one of Houston’s best-kept secrets – for our presence and services are still relatively foreign to many.
One former Houstonian, Marion Knight, clearly exhibited such passion.
In 1986, Marion Knight, who after pursuCOMMEMORATE ing a year-long research study on infant So, it’s truly up to me, our hard-working 4-memLIFE/HOUSTON’S 24TH hunger in the Fort Worth area, partnered ber staff and our diverse, yet passionate board of directors to ANNIVERSARY! with the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth to develop strategically transcend our mission for growth and expansion Purchase a ticket or become a a successful infant formula program that fed approximately (particularly expansion into North Houston) and also bring sponsor for their 2012 Legacy 3,000 babies in its first year. Acknowledging the exorbitant more visibility to LIFE/Houston to serve as many families as Luncheon, slated for Wednesday, costs of baby formula and food, the fact that parents oftenpossible. Our Food for Hungry Babies program is low-barriOctober 17, at St. John the Divine times water down baby formula, compromising a child’s er; when clients come in, they only need show proof of the Episcopal Church – and make a healthy development, coupled with the alarming reality that few baby’s name and birth date, photo ID for the parent or caresignificant difference in the life food pantries in Houston stock consistent supplies, Knight sought giver and doctor’s proof of need for specialized formulas. In of a precious child. to establish a similar program in her former hometown. In October return, clients are given enough formula for two weeks’ distribution. 1988, with the support of the Episcopal Bishop of Texas, Bishop Families can receive assistance (i.e., formula, baby food, cereal, juice Maurice Benitez, Knight partnered with St. John the Divine Episcopal and even diapers on the first visit) up to 6 times before the child’s first birthChurch in Houston to birth Local Infant Formula for Emergencies (LIFE/Houston), day. Because we’re a small nonprofit, monetary and in-kind gifts, as well as volunlaunching its signature program, Food for Hungry Babies, which provides free teer support, help to keep our doors open and services available to our clients.” emergency formula and baby food to infants and educational materials on infant nutrition in both English and Spanish. Having served over 92,000 families from three facilities across the city and with its 24th anniversary on the horizon, LIFE/Houston continues to meet the nutritional needs of hungry babies in the Greater Houston area. Talk about exhibiting passion AND infusing promise for LIFE’s future! It takes strong leadership to sustain LIFE/Houston’s promise to the Houston commu-
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FALL IS BACK! IT’S TIME TO SHIFT GEARS AND, YES, WARDROBE TOO. THE TREND THIS SEASON IS MIXING NON-MATCHING PRINTS, GRAPHICS, VARYING TEXTURES AND LAYERING WHATEVER YOU SO PLEASE. DON’T WORRY, THEY WON’T LOOK CRAZY. KIDS ARE MORE FASHION-SAVVY THAN EVER BEFORE. ALLOWING THEM TO BE CREATIVE WILL NOT ONLY GIVE THEM A SENSE OF SELFCONFIDENCE AND INDIVIDUALITY, IT MIGHT ALSO REVEAL A HIDDEN TALENT. WHO KNOWS, YOU MIGHT BE LOOKING AT THE NEXT COCO CHANEL OR RALPH LAUREN. JUST SAYIN’.
Fall into the Season!
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Ralph Lauren • Classic: Richmond pony bomber, striped crewneck sweater, Suffield flat-front chino pant, solid oxford. • Girly: Pleated trench coat, tartan bibbed shirtdress. • Sporty: Novelty chevron fleece, pull-on fleece pants, polo graphic tee, striped rugby shirt. All available at www.ralphlauren.com.
Bang for your buck! HOUSTON-BASED: Brainchild of Yvette Casares, AnDi’s Closet is a mobile trunk show, which specializes in quality upscale, new and kindly worn, high-end, designer children’s clothing such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture and more. www.andisclosethouston.com
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ONLINE SHOPPING: SPOILED! – an online platform consigning children’s new and gently worn designer clothing. You’ll find the latest fashions from moms’ favorite brands for a fraction of the original price. Spoiled! embodies the three essentials of online luxury shopping: affordability, convenience and exclusivity. Pieces include collectables from European and American designers like Gucci, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana. www.spoiledfashionz.com
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EVENT 3RD ANNUAL PARTY IN PINK WHY TO BENEFIT THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION WHERE HOTEL ZAZA WHEN JULY 26 Houston reality TV celebrities Erica Rose and Kalon Joseph Reid McMahon were highlights of Party in Pink, the now famous fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Houston Chapter. Fans, friends and enemies alike dunked the duo, who played nice-nice at the packed event of close to 500. Houston’s movers, shakers and philanthropic faces showed up poolside at Hotel ZaZa Houston in their chicest pink attire. Guests enjoyed a carnival-style kissing booth, fortuneteller and a carnival-inspired fashion show courtesy of Tootsies. Models donned in summer’s hottest fashions walked on stilts throughout the crowd while Tootsies team members distributed hot pink sunglasses to many partygoers.
Katherine Whaley, Jenna Beth Whaley
Maneesh Singal, Brad Deaton
Thao Bui, Kamren Andambour, Nikki Jamali
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SUSIE LEE sign Scorpio origin South Korea occupation General Manager at FUEL Kitchen & Health Bar
BRUCE LUMPKIN sign Virgo origin Italia occupation Artistic Director at Theatre Under The Stars
people of houston
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
LINDSAY RONQUILLE sign Libra origin New Orleans occupation Founder and President of The Quille Group Design
1. SUSIE LEE • What attracts you to a person? Big smile and good heart. • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? A plane ticket to Santorini, Greece. • What is one thing you can’t live without? Dark chocolate. • Where do you plan to go on your next vacation? South Korea, visit my family. • Where would you like a vacation home? Tuscany, Italy. 2. BRUCE LUMPKIN • Where is your favorite place to shop? Restoration Hardware/Armani. • What’s your favorite trend? Ray Ban® Wayfarers. • What was the best concert you ever attended? Janis Joplin. • What is the last book you read? Steve Jobs. • What is the most memorable thing you’ve done in Houston? Directing my first show in the Shamrock Hilton Hotel. 3. LINDSAY RONQUILLE • What is one thing you can’t live without? Pedicures. • Who is your favorite musician?
Elvis Presley. I’ve been fascinated by him since I was a little girl. • What was the best concert you ever attended?
John Mayer at Cynthia Woods Pavilion. • Where is your favorite place to hang out?
Simone’s on Sunset and most other foody wine dives. • What’s your favorite room in your house?
Recently my kitchen. I’m trying this new cooking thing!
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POPCORN IS A GREAT AMERICAN SNACK ... and, boy, has it come a long way. Gone are the days of just plain oreo buttery popcorn. Yes, we have that too, but we are known for our variety of flavored popcorn. Try a sample from more than 100 different types of popcorn – or check out the selection of gift baskets, candies, nuts and goodies. The Popcorn Bar can make an event, wedding or everyday snacking seem even butter – in fact, the banana pudding flavor is our new fave. But it doesn’t stop here – Buffalo Wing, Dill Pickle, Loaded Baked Potato, Oreo ... the list goes on! The service is friendly and courteous, so if you’re looking for a new treat, ear’s something to sink your teeth into. THE POPCORN BAR 3829 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77027Phone: 713.621.7677| www.popcorn-bar.com
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At Tango & Malbec, fun and flair is always on the menu. Situated just steps from the Galleria, Tango & Malbec represents a culinary collaboration of friends from Argentina and Uruguay’s Rio de la Plata region of South America. A custom wood-burning grill is the only of its kind in Houston, using pecan and mesquite wood to prepare meals. This technique produces perfectly cooked, juicy cuts of meat – like Waygu, Tomahawk, Dry Aged Steaks, etc., offering grass-fed cuts from around the world. The restaurant boasts the most extensive South American wine list in town. Among the highlights are the Patagonia-area wines from Argentina like the Humberto Canale varieties and the private Rio de la Plata label, a 2009 Malbec bottled 002 readers can by Bodegas Patritti. enjoy a lunch/dinner special of a 3-course TANGO & MALBEC meal for $20 (lunch) or 2800 Sage Rd. A-100 $35 (dinner) valid Houston, TX 77056 through November www.tangomalbec.com 30, 2012. 713.629.8646 Mon - Sat 11am - 11pm Sun 11am - 10pm
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TO ALL HOUSTON FASHIONISTAS Spice up your style with the hottest trend everyone is talking about: eyelash extensions! These long, luscious, waterproof lashes add the perfect flare to any outfit, making your eyes shine and your look fabulous. Luxury Lashes is a professional eyelash salon specializing in semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Our Master Certified Eyelash Stylists are highly trained and talented. Our main goal is to provide a safe and luxurious service. Nothing but the best to ensure our clients receive the best service possible using high-quality products. We also keep up with the hottest trends, making us Houston’s best salon. LUXURY LASHES Hours: By Appointment Only Located near Galleria. 8401 Westheimer Suite 120 832.244.3468 www.luxurylashes.biz
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Just like in fashion, fads in exercise come and go. The basics, however, stand the test of time. Coach Kimmie at at Formula Fitness Athletic Club develops prescriptive fitness programs specific to the client’s needs, so it’s always a perfect fit! This methodology requires knowledge of human anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise programming and nutrition. We specialize in post-rehab for joint flexibility as well as pain management. Our expertise extends from weight loss and muscle gain, to sport-specific training. By blending motivation, program supervision and appropriate exercise progression, our clients are able to attain their fitness goals. Our unique atmosphere provides a non-intimidating environment for clients of all fitness levels. Experience our approach to fitness and discover your true potential. We are located in the heart of Montrose ONE FREE just minutes away from Downtown, PERSONAL Midtown, River Oaks and The Heights.
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By Amanda DeMers for New Living
by NEW LIVING
iPhone® | iPad®
by Vladimir Ambia
iPhone®5 All about this new revolutionary new product from Apple Inc.® • 4-inch Retina display • LTE connectivity • A6 chip • iOS 6 The facts about the new iPhone 5 compared to previous iPhones It’s faster, using the Apple A6 chip. Thinner – 1.8mm, and lighter – 112 grams. 4-inch Retina display. Full HD iSight® camera (better for FaceTime®), 3 microphones plus photo taking abilities and finally, LTE, the fastest broadband connection out there. Why should you get it? Personally I can get it at the reduced price with a 2-year contract, so for me it’s a no-brainer. But to answer the question: You should get it if you want to have upgraded and improved hardware. Plus, everything will be faster! Taking photos, talking to Siri®, playing games, browsing the web, even posting photos on FB® and Instagram® will be a snap. Where is the best place to get the iPhone 5? My recommendation is to visit your favorite Apple Retail Store (no, I don’t work there anymore, nor do I get kickbacks). There the Mac® Specialist will be able to help you with the knowledge only an Apple employee has.
Now for my monthly Tips for the iPhone, iPad® or any iOS 6 device. Inserting bold, italics or underline (you can only do this in Mail) by selecting the word you just typed, then tap on the arrow next to “Paste” and there you go – a menu bar of options. *Note - You can also insert Photo or Video.
iCloud® to back up your iPhone, iPad, etc. Go to Settings/iCloud, scroll down and select Storage and Backup. Remember you get 5 GB of free iCloud storage; if you have more data on your iOS you will need to purchase more space. Personally I prefer to use my Mac at home to do a full backup every week with iTunes®, which is best for me because it’s a faster process and I feel more secure having my personal backup at home.
BABIES ARE ADORABLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE SLEEPING! BUT, DID YOU KNOW THAT WHILE THEY ARE PEACEFULLY SLEEPING, THEY ARE BEING BOMBARDED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THEIR VERY OWN NURSERY? It’s sad to say, but today, we are all surrounded by chemical toxins – many of which have proven negative health impacts. Parents know that there is nothing more important than the health of their child. Through local “healthy home hub” New Living or through the national nonprofit, Healthy Child Healthy World, you can get expert advice on how to help your little ones lay down their heads in the healthiest environment possible. HERE ARE OUR QUICK TIPS FOR DETOXIFYING YOUR NURSERY AND HOME: Clear the air: Filter biological and chemical particles out of your air to alleviate allergies, asthma and more. We recommend filters that use both HEPA and Activated Carbon technologies, like Austin Air. Drink (and bathe in) clean water: Houston’s water quality is some of the nation’s worst, and most bottled water isn’t much better! Filter out heavy metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and disinfecting chemicals with a whole house or point-of-use water systems. We can recommend several different brands at different price-points! There are models that filter your bath and shower water, which can be just as harmful as drinking water! Healthy color: Use healthy, non-toxic paints and stains from The Green Painter to minimize toxic chemicals brought into your home. Painters have elevated cancer risks for a reason (40% greater than any other construction trade according to the Environmental Working Group). Healthy paint works just like traditional paint and costs about the same, and it’s so nontoxic you can paint and sleep in the room the same night!
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By Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Gabriella Nissen
This is such an insanely different generation of babies growing up in a tech-heavy world. I’m not sure my son will even grasp what a phone really looks like. Fisher Price’s Laugh & Learn™ Apptivity cases for iPhone + iPad® keep my retina screens snot- and saliva-free. Plus the gadgets can be positioned to lock the home button so baby only stays in a specified app until he’s old enough to control it. Available at www.target.com.
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I’m not going to rant even though I do believe we’ve got some slim pickin’s this election. So I will wallow in my decision-making and weigh the pros and cons while sipping some relaxing hot tea with Obama and Mitt to reach a thoughtful decision. Classic tea blend bag greeting card. Available at KuhlLinscomb.
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THE DUELETTE BRACELET DOUBLES AS A HAIR TIE. THE ADJUSTABLE ELASTIC COMES IN BLACK OR WHITE WITH 14K GOLD OR SILVER PLATED BEADS OR A COMBINATION. www.chillyjilly.com
Arnica has long been known to reduce bruising and swelling and Kneipp introduces a line that helps sore, achy muscles after a long workout. I’m not in my 20s anymore, so I’ll take any aid after a workout. www.kneippus.com
I USED TO LOVE A NOW DEFUNCT SCENT BY BILL BLASS CALLED NUDE AND RANDOMLY CRAVE MY OLD FAVORITE FRAGRANCE. DIPTYQUE’S NEW SCENT FOR FALL, VOLUTES, IS REMINISCENT OF IT WITH A CLEAN, LIGHT, BABY POWDERY SCENT AND ASIAN INFLUENCES. LOVE IT. AVAILABLE AT www.diptyqueparis.com.
Not sure if you’ve noticed that in most celeb articles when asked what beauty products they use, 9 times out of 10 the answer is Crème de La Mer’s. Well, my skin couldn’t handle Crème’s pore clogging deliciousness, until now. Their new moisturizing Soft Cream is a new lighter formula that delivers Crème’s profound benefits. Available at Neiman Marcus this month.
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OWNER SARAH PLATT
Photography by Gabriella Nissen
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5 TIPS FOR ACHIEVING YOUR OWN STYLE/DESIGN
1. BE CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE IN WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. 2. STAY TRUE TO YOUR PERSONAL STYLE. 3. DON’T DO SOMETHING BECAUSE IT’S TRENDY, DO IT BECAUSE IT’S STYLISH AND YOU LOVE IT. 4. UNDERSTAND YOUR STRENGTHS AND YOUR WEAKNESSES WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BODY. 5. GO FOR COLORS THAT WON’T DROWN YOU OUT.
YEARS IN OPERATION Since May 12, 2012. HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS BUSINESS? It has always been a dream of mine to have my own clothing store. Witnessing the major boom in the food truck community over the past few years in Houston, it seemed like an organic idea to synergize the two ideas. Having the store on wheels afforded me the unique opportunity to take my store with me wherever I wanted to go. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER STORES? Wheels.
WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES YOU? All of the local artisans and clothiers are a big part of my inspiration. Urban Izzy has given me the rare chance to represent the work of some genuinely talented craftsmen. Words really cannot sum up my respect for these artists. Jessica Dolan of Starlet, who’s like a sister to me since the age of 3, is a huge part of this. She has been with me on this journey since day one and taught me so much of what she knows of her 10+ years in the industry. I would be remiss if I did not at least recognize the pivotal role my grandfather played in inspiring me to go forward with this endeavor. Papa (Izzy): We did it!
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITES ITEMS IN YOUR SHOP NOW? This is a tough one, but I’m always going to be partial to my lovely dresses. There are such a variety of styles to choose from. Another favorite of mine would have to be the hand-dyed tops and scarves. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS NEW THIS SEASON THAT IS GOING TO BE BIG? Mobile boutiques. Lol. In all seriousness, I’m really feeling the military lines that are being shown on the runways this fall. We’re seeing lots of golds and flirty accessories, which are always really fun to play around with.
PLACE FOR COFFEE I love Agora! So glad they rebuilt it after the fire! TRAVEL DESTINATION Austin. The city always has been one of my favorites. And the indigenous people of Jamaica are so culturally rich and full of life – the beach is really my Zen place. Dream trips: India, Bora Bora. FLOWER AND WHERE TO GET THEM Country Flowers on Fannin. I love that you don’t have to spend a fortune on orchids and lilies. WINE Malbec, Merlot (I’m not at all particular…) 34. october 12 | www.002mag.com
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EVENT PARADISE FOUND WHY GRAND OPENING OF HUNTER GORHAM GALLERY WHERE 1834 WESTHEIMER RD. WHEN AUGUST 11
the walls of the gallery.
Brooke Drake, Annika Bermudez, Casey Hall
Marisa Knowles, Ericka Graham
Hunter Gorham, Alex Wells
Lee Zacharias, Mike Crofford
Photography by Bethany Quillan
Fine art photographer Hunter Gorham opened the doors to his new gallery, which is perched above Paulie’s, with Paradise Found, an exhibit showcasing infinity-mounted exotic images from far-off destinations like Cuba, Mallorca and Ibiza. The art transformed the old loft into an enticing sanctuary, far removed from the bustle of Westheimer just below. Over 200 guests were doing the salsa through the original hardwoods, exposed beams and white walls to beats by DJ Sun, while sipping spicy cardamom punch and nibbling Paulie’s monogrammed cookies and Rebecca Masson’s colorful assortment of macaroons. Guests lounged on oversized white sofas entranced in the globe-trekking videos of the artist’s adventures that lit up
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Kris Spencer, Channing Grisby
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David Michael OWNER, HAIR STYLIST What hair looks are you loving for fall? That’s easy – curls, loose waves, natural hair. Hair has been straight for so long, so now we’re moving back toward texture. These looks can be accomplished with rollers, curling irons or professional treatments. Are styles age-appropriate or is it more individual? There really aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to hair, in my opinion. I think everyone should go for an individual style that flatters them and their lifestyle. The idea that women need to go short when they go older is really outdated. Growing up, who was your role model? Before I started doing hair, I was a makeup artist. In college, someone gave me Kevyn Aucoin’s book Making Faces and it was a revelation. He was a true artist and creative genius who inspired me to
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pursue a career in making women (and men) look and feel their best. Who sets trends in Houston? She doesn’t live here anymore, but I am obsessed with Solange Knowles. She does not live in her sister’s shadow at all. She’s got a fierce, fashionable look and is really making a name for herself as a DJ. In fact, she’s DJing at Diane von Furstenberg’s Manhattan store during Fashion’s Night Out. She also DJ’d the opening of the Miu Miu store in the Galleria. Plus, she’s the face of Madewell’s Fall 2012 campaign – “Mix Well. Madewell.” Which celebrity would you like to have as a client? Which local celebrity? The ultimate celebrity client would be Madonna. She’s always changing it up, so it would be incredible to work with her on her next incarnation. Locally, I’d love to work with Jaclyn Smith. She’s a great-looking Houston lady with beautiful hair
who never seems to age. And plus, she knows hair. Don’t forget she was the host of Shear Genius! What product do you use that you just love? The American Wave is a revolutionary texturizing service that creates permanent curls, beachy waves, volume and fullness that will help support fine and limp hair. It was created by Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear. This summer, I had the opportunity to learn this technique in New York with Arrojo and his team and now offer it exclusively at my salon. You can learn more about it at www.arrojoamericanwave.com. What are you listening to now? These are my top 5 artists and their latest albums that I’m listening to. I’m excited that Houston has become a great venue for artists to now visit and I will see all of these in concert this year! Beach House - Bloom | Twin Shadow Confess | Madonna - MDNA | Two Door Cinema Club Beacon | Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
David Michael Salon 713.942.7224 1807 West Gray St.
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expert ADVICE WE CONSULTED FIVE LOCAL EXPERTS IN VARIOUS FASHION-RELATED FIELDS. FROM NAILS, TO MAKEUP, HAIR TO VINTAGE AND ACCESSORIES – THESE ARE JUST A SAMPLE OF LOCAL TALENT THRIVING IN THEIR FIELDS. For their full answers, head to www.002mag.com Photography by Cody Bess
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Danielle Doyle Are styles age-appropriate or is it more individual? I think nowadays very few styles are considered “age appropriate.” With women taking better care of themselves and many looking 20 years younger than they are, they are easily pulling off what has been viewed as much younger styles and looking great doing so. Growing up, who was your role model? Honestly my mom was my “makeup role model.” She worked at the makeup counters
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PRESIDENT | MASTER MAKEUP & HAIR ARTIST, THE PERFECT FACE
in the mall in our small town of Biloxi, Mississippi, so instead of playing with Barbie® makeup, I got to play with Elizabeth Arden and Estée Lauder™. What’s the next big trend? Deep Berry stained lips. I loved them in the Gucci show, with clean eyes. Try “Blackberry” at www.tpfcosmetics.com. What single thing could most men do to enhance their looks? Groom their eyebrows! Men never think about that feature and it’s such a simple thing to get rid of the
unibrow and clean up around the edges and on the lid above the crease. It really opens up the eye and helps men appear more youthful. What’s the most outrageous “look” you ever had yourself? In jr. high I was a skater chick and I had an asymmetrical ear-length bob (with naturally curly hair) with a tail hanging to my mid back. Very scary. Very 80’s.
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Vick Adams OWNER, NAIL ARTIST | NAIL MOGUL
Growing up, who was your role model? My grandmother. She was always so put together. She was a model and actress for a local PBS station back at home.
What fall show are you watching? I am looking forward to Revenge, the new Dallas – love it!! The Housewives of Anything ... LOL.
What single thing could most men do to enhance their fashion/looks/style? Fashion – I love to see a man in a suit. Style – blazers. And I am loving the colored socks for fall and the hats. I think a great-looking hat will give your outfit a whole different look. l like Dsquared2; their look is hip and prep for man.
Favorite fall nail trends? Nail trends will be Shellac/Foil, Stiletto Nails and bling. Deep, rich colors like blues, purple and dark pinks.
Which celebrity would you like to have as a client? Which local celebrity? I would like to have Kelly Rowland as a client. I love her personality and she always looks fabulous! And locally I would like to have all the local broadcasters as clients. They are celebrities to me.
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What’s the most outrageous “look” you ever had yourself? When I was younger I used to color my hair a lot. One time I tried to color it blonde and it turned out orange. What “look” would you like to resurrect? I would say the asymmetric haircut. That’s the cut that was like bob short on one side and would drop longer on the other side. I loved that haircut.
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Donae Cangelosi Chramosta OWNER | THE VINTAGE CONTESSA
Are styles age-appropriate or is it more individual? Age-appropriate style is actually a humorous subject for me. A few years ago, my husband, Rob, and I went to Simon’s FNO at the Galleria and were interviewed by Todd Ramos and Rebecca Spera for Mirror Mirror. They asked what I was wearing, which happened to be a Vionnet dress I bought in London at Harvey Nichol’s huge summer sale and Hermès overthe-knee and “over the top” boots with fur that I had purchased from the Hermès sale in Paris. I felt so hip and confident. Then Todd made a comment that my style was “age-appropriate” in the interview. I was amazed at 42 (at the time); I was “age-appropriate” in the amount of skin I was showing, given the length of my skirt and the cutouts on the sleeves of the dress.
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Growing up, who was your role model? My mom has always been incredibly stylish and pulled together from head to toe every day. I can’t remember ever seeing her leave the house without full makeup and personally selected coordinated handbag, shoes and jewelry for every “outfit.” My father’s father (my namesake, Donato Cangelosi) was a Sicilian-Italian immigrant, shoe cobbler who settled in Bryan-College Station. His leather craftsmanship was so respected he was honored with the task of making the first bridle for the first Reveille at Texas A & M University. This heritage of craftsmanship continued with my father’s marble and granite fabrication business, Cangelosi Co. My dad would often surprise me with a new Gucci® bag each time he’d return from traveling to
Italian marble quarries. It merely fanned the flame of a lifelong obsession of fashion and trends for me. Why vintage? How did you get into this specific area? I’ve always loved fashion. My husband has been an entrepreneur since college as a numismatist, vintage watch dealer, diamond broker and estate jeweler. Every trip we took to shows throughout the world, I would treasure hunt for vintage luxury goods. He suggested we turn my hobby and spending habits into an expansion of his estate jewelry business. What are you listening to now? I love old country: Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr. www.thevintagecontessa.com www.Cangelosi.com www.timespastcollections.com
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Lauren Craft JEWELRY DESIGNER, LAUREN CRAFT COLLECTION
Growing up, who was your role model? Growing up my role model was none other than Gabrielle Bonheur, “Coco Chanel.” I always admired her work ethic and of course the start of her fashion career by designing hats in Paris in 1908. I also admired her long strands of pearls. She loved to mix real jewels with imitation jewels especially when she designed her famous strands of pearls. She was my fashion icon and role model growing up. Which celebrity would you like to have as a client? Well, I can already cross Charlize Theron off my list. I died when her assistant called me for a bangle. In Houston, definitely Jill Ford Schlenker. She is an absolute doll and looks stunning in my pieces. What gadget/product do you use that you just love? Definitely this portable phone charger called a mophie. My media director, Brian Tran, introduced it to me at NYFW. Lifesaving. It’s a small battery pack that charges your phone in 30 minutes. Not bulky at all. Just throw it in your purse and go. What accessory looks are you loving for fall? I’m really attracted to this dark romance thing going on right now. I’ve been inspired by dark silver, gunmetal and emeralds lately. It’s like a chic, sinister elegance. What are you listening to now? Right now I am loving the song “Crave You” by Flight Facilities featuring Giselle, “You Used to Hold Me” by Calvin Harris, Thievery Corporation, Kaskade and “Take You Higher” by Goodwill and Hook N Sling. Favorite place to hang out in town? Or when you travel? In Houston, Katsuya and Uchi for dinner, Coquette Boutique and K’ATIA is where I do all of my shopping during the day and FIT in River Oaks because that is where I train with my trainer, Hillary Hagner, 3 days a week in the morning! As far as lounging in New York, I love hanging out with friends at Soho House, Bungalow 8, Bagatelle and Boom Boom Room. www.laurencraft.com
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Styled by BEATRICE ALLEN lifestyle editor
Myth & Symbol - 2537 Times Blvd. Myth & Symbol offers a tightly curated range of women’s apparel, jewelry, bags, accessories, homeware, prints, books and magazines.The shop focuses on expertly crafted works from independent designers and publishers.
Photography by Gabriella Nissen Illustration by Alex Rosa
DON’T CLOSET YOUR UNIQUE PIECES – TRANSITION IKAT AND GLOBALINSPIRED ITEMS INTO FALL WITHOUT LOSING YOUR BOHO SUMMER SPIRIT.
INSPIRATIONS An Italian tweed, boxy cut blazer takes you from these black pants to jeans to maxi skirts this fall. Although it has a boxy fit through the body, the shoulder and arms are fitted providing some shape marrying the loose but fitted look seamlessly. Rachel Comey Quip Blazer @ Myth &
With Pinterest® and Instagram® inspiration, we too are obsessed with manicure madness. This set from Butter is a perfect starter kit.
butter LONDON Nail Essentials Collection Starter Kit Trio @ www.QVC.com (Love QVC – it has the power to calm me.)
Carried year-round, these unique unisex, hand screen-printed tees are super light and perfect to layer or wear solo. Uzi Spike
Tee @ Myth & Symbol
Handmade in LA, this brass necklace with spike details and snake clasp adds just the right touch to complement the tee.
Dream Collective Quills Necklace @ Myth & Symbol
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The moment I saw these boots, it was love. The flat, ankle-style, handmade in Peru with Peruvian fabric detail boot is perfect for everything from shorts to skirts to dresses to skinny jeans. Ariana
Bohling Dillan Boot in Cuzco @ Myth & Symbol
Lisette L slimming pants with Flatterie Fit™ will redefine your pants. Special pull-on Flatterie Fit flattens and flatters, slims the abs, contours the hips and shapes the behind. Fits like a dream, is super comfortable and slims all at the same time. It’s a win-win year-round.
The 7/8 Ankle Pant #801 in black @ www.lisette-l.com
You may know of Baggu’s nylon bags but did you know they also make 100% natural milled vegetable tanned leather versions of their iconic original?
BAGGU Drawstring Purse @ Myth & Symbol
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Styled by ALLISON BAGLEY Publisher, HoustonTidbits.com
This local skincare guru has a brand-new cosmetics collection! Sunday Riley Crème Gloss Sheer Impact Lip Color in Blackberry Crush, $28 @ www.barneys.com
Earrings designed by another local designer, Marie Earthman. 14K gold-filled, hand-wired pyrite earrings @ Pomp and Circumstance, $125
This dress is elegance with an edge. Anders Dress in matte jersey. Crop by David Peck Collection @ Tootsies, $385
Barneys www.barneys.com Camille Zarsky www.camillezarsky.com Deville Fine Jewelry 5700 Woodway, 281.501.3810 www.devillefinejewelry.com Pomp and Circumstance 2608 Persa St., Studio 4, 713.524.2852 Tootsies 2061 Westheimer, 713.629.9990
The accessories queen has a new boutique in The Woodlands. I love the way a nude colored pump can make legs look longer. Part of the fun of my job is events, and these allow me to stand comfortably for hours! Elaine Turner, nude patent pump @ Elaine Turner, $295
Want a cocktail with that ring? My dream-fantasy ensemble includes this piece! 18K yellow gold, white druzy and black diamond ring @ Deville Fine Jewelry $3,389
DAVID PECK KNOWS HOW TO MAKE WOMEN FEEL BEAUTIFUL. I’M IN AWE OF HOW HOUSTON DESIGNERS ARE COMMITTED TO MENTORING FASHION STUDENTS, WHICH WILL USHER IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT!
The surprise pop of color lining every piece of this Houstonborn designer’s collection makes me smile every time. Camille Zarsky adjustable python cuff (hand-painted, ethically sourced) $90
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MARZI FATEMIZADEH stylist | personal shopper email@example.com
Veined white turquoise necklace with silver accents. Siman Tu necklace
PERFECTION I’m obsessed with harem pants. If you were interested in trying the trend but not going in too deep, these pants are the perfect training wheels. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself owning more than one pair… I do. :) 3.1 Phillip Lim Slouchy Trousers, Shopbop.com
I’m always hunting for a neutral shoe to help my vertically challenged legs. This shoe is perfect. And the black patent platform is enough to give it a little edge and make it stand out in the crowd. Jimmy Choo Two-Toned Sepia Pumps at Neiman Marcus
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Neiman Marcus 600 Post Oak, 713.621.7100 www.Shopbop.com | www.Simantu.com
Anything and everything will go with the Phillip Lim pants, but I went with this Rag and Bone top. I love the colors and flow. Tucked in with a collared necklace, it makes for the perfect outfit.
DON’T FEAR TRENDS, THEY MAY TURN OUT TO BE YOUR NEW FAVORITE, LIKE THESE HAREM PANTS. PERFECTLY SLOUCHY, PERFECTLY LIFECHANGING.
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Reserve Supply Company 2205 Washington Ave., 713.750.9582 The Class Room 2435 Amherst St., 713.874.0004 Tipping Point 1212 Main St., 713.655.0443
VICO PUENTES stylist | www.vicopuentes.com
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Bag, Stussy Deluxe at Tipping Point
SHADES OF GRAY
EFFORTLESS YET SLICK IS THE KEY WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING SIMPLE PIECES IN A COMBINATION OF GRAYS, BLACK AND DENIM.
Not to be worn to be seen, it is the ultimate accessory to have handy even if it’s just to clean the face of your watch. Handkerchief, Augustus Rag at Reserve
Jeans, Railcar at Reserve
Shoes, at Tipping Point
Crisp and well fitted with small details, it’s the shirt to wear alone or with a rolled up sleeves or a blazer when weather permits. Shirt, Freshjive at The Class Room The monochromatic look of this watch makes it a subtle yet slick addition to a look that’s already effortless. Watch, Nixon at Reserve
Outside of a watch and sunglasses, men’s accessories are difficult to pull off but this bracelet is not the case. The metal and leather combination makes for a nice touch without being overpowering. Bracelet, Stussy Deluxe at Tipping Point
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Whether you’re dressing as the typical office guy or you’re the kind that enjoys looking sharp for any occasion, the suit is the basics of looking like a fine dressed man. The B. Necil collection by Randi Smith features a variety of high-end men’s neckwear, such as ties, bow ties and pocket squares, this is your grand opportunity of losing yourself in perfecting the details while turning fashion into a fundraiser. Each collection benefits a particular charity. www.bnecil.com/causes.html
MALT JOCKEY GLASS: Stemmed Cocktail Glass INGREDIENTS: 1 part Monkey Shoulder 3/4 parts sweet vermouth 1/4 parts maraschino liqueur 3 dashes chocolate bitters METHOD: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add cold dry ice and stir, once dilution is reached, strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.
Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky has an interesting blend of malts, full of fresh fruits and zesty citrus flavors. It is a great candidate for you drinking pleasures. Try these quick recipes you can add to your arsenal of bartending skills. www.monkeyshoulder.com
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Apolis + Mortar Houston Market Bag as a part of their Local + Global product connecting regional retailers with their global advocacy helping to create consistent employment for artisans in rural Bangladesh. www.shopmortar.com www.apolisglobal.com
GINGER BREWSKY GLASS: Beer Mug Ingredients 1 part Monkey Shoulder .75 parts - ginger syrup .75 parts - fresh lemon juice Top with beer Add all ingredients other than beer to shaker; shake well with ice. Strain into glass and top with beer.
Photography By Gabriella Nissen
Now that you have figured out your attire for the day, let’s get you smelling good. Creed’s newest fragrance, Royal Oud, is sure to please lovers of woody Orientals. Love the classics? Ralph Lauren’s Polo Sport is a cool, crisp scent. And Tom Ford’s unisex new Private Blend Jardin Noir collection is just sexy. Lastly, it’s time to clean up that scruff to complete the look. Jack Black’s PureScience® Jet Set Traveler offers a shaving regimen in generous travel sizes that shave, cleanse and protect. www.getjackblack.com | www.nordstrom.com www.fashionstudiohouston.com
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destination By Beatrice Allen + Carla Valencia de Martinez
c-la + bea take on fashion week We aren’t going to lie, Fashion Week, let alone New York City, is intimidating. It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve done it. Last month we had the pleasure of attending this circus. By circus we mean the absolute pandemonium that takes over the city. Ladies and gents decked out in their finest, most creative and rarely comfortable looks but somehow entirely appropriate for not only the shows, but picking up groceries and even fetching coffee. By no means are we experts at the art that is Fashion Week let alone NYC: we merely aim to share our humble tips with any of you daydreaming of heading to the next shows or the Big Apple. The experts are there: you’ll know who they are, trust us. Catherine Malandrino show
ow do two women, let alone sisters who LOVE fashion, reasonably pack for such an occasion? How on earth could we pre-plan now what we would feel like when we’re there?! Our advice? Comfort is key. Not only that, we like the saying “Act like you’ve been there.” In other words, don’t get intimidated and don’t obsess with being the center of attention. Leave that to De Petra baubles the veterans, bloggers, etc. It’s about being smart and looking effortlessly cool all at the same time. It also helped that Lorena and Cynthia, the über-talented sisters behind de petra jewels quite literally stocked us with enough jewelry for several changes throughout the day. (Stilettos all day WILL wreak havoc on your feet, but do like the natives and carry flats in your bag to walk around in.) Plus be willing to roll with whatever the day might evolve into.
Four girlfriends, four days – with the plan to eat, shop, get some fashion in and maybe catch a Broadway show. We hit the ground running… but we did it our
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way. Fashion Week takes place twice a year in New York at Lincoln Center. Once in February and once in September, to show the following season’s collections. We were there for the Spring 2013 shows, which of course we aren’t even thinking about right now because we are anxiously awaiting our first fall breeze.
Basic NYFw 101 (that’s New York Fashion Week).
In most cases the shows are invitation only. Although Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (www.mbfashionweek.com) is the headliner, so-to-speak, of the week, it’s not the only place to see collections. MBFW is a platform where more than 80 designers show their collections to the industry, but for example, Catherine Malandrino, Herve Léger and Ralph Lauren show in their own showrooms or spaces used specifically for shows. BUT there is a way for normal people to go to MBFW and it takes the hysteria of Lincoln Center out of the equation completely. American Express offers Platinum Cardholders By Invitation Only events – think drivers, fashion show passes – and the entire experience goes from circus to thoughtlessly seamless.
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Carloe Miele Show
With Paula Abdul
You have to be ready for when the By Invitation A room with a view @ the Ritz experiences are released for sale. You can buy per Drink break show or a full-day pass (about $950) but the beauty is that the @ Cipriani’s Skybox has full service – meaning food and drinks. Mimosas while watching Oscar? Sign me up! In essence there are a limited amount of places per show in the Skybox (think 25), which overlooks the main runway area. It is enclosed, like you are in a crystal box overlooking the action – I have been on the floor and it’s hectic to say the least. experience consisted of prime seating in the luxurious, catered Skybox. We started our day with the breathtaking Carolina Herrera Show (note: Vogue’s Anna Wintour in the front row seated next to Hamish Bowles). In between shows we participated in moderated Q&A’s with industry notables and talent including designers, editors and buyers. We had an intimate conversation with Chantecaille owner, Olivia Chantecaille, as well as Paula Abdul, while we waited for the Carlos Miele show to start. Before the afternoon shows we were whisked away in SUVs to the Nicole Miller store on Madison for a private shopping experience complete with champagne and hors d’oeuvres as guests mingled with the designer and shopped. Plus we were all given $250 shopping cards! Doesn’t that sound better than the circus the shows can be?
Our By Invitation Only
It doesn’t matter how much we prepare, do our research, get recommendations – we still always hit the streets and ask ourselves, “Where do we start?” We could ramble for days about our amazing jam-packed trip, but we’ll sum it up below and let the pictures speak for themselves.
Getting there After scoring this amazing invite, we had the task of finding a dreaded flight to New York during Fashion Week no less. Enter AmEx Platinum Travel Services and within a few hours we had options. Plus a $200 travel credit good for anything related to our flights. Baggage fees, upgrade services, TV in the plane, even adult beverages on the plane are good for this credit. From organizing our hotel stay to booking our flights, we were only left with the task of doing research on where to eat, drink and play. But if you don’t have time to do that either, their concierge service can do all of this for you too.
Where to Stay
Nicole Miller styling
Our hotel, booked through their Fine Hotels and Resorts service, not only scored an amazing view of Central Park from our fabulous room at the Ritz Carlton Central Park but also included complimentary Continental Breakfast for our entire stay and an added Sh*t Fashion Girls Say...at New York value of late checkout at 4pm. The Ritz Carlton Fashion Week! Central Park, 50 Central Park South, 212.308.9100 Looking for something more urban? The Standard Hotel, Highline, 212.645.4646 In essence, one of the hottest hotels in the meatpacking district within walking distance of shopping, hot restaurant spots and more. www.standardhotels.com/high-line
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What to Watch lthough there are plenty of shows to choose from, we saw “Bring It On.” The line of pre-teen and teenage girls was bananas leading us to quickly question our choice in shows, but not only were our seats (which by the way, again we secured through our American Express Platinum Concierge, insuring prime seating – third row), but the stunts, music, storyline, the actors, the whole thing was amazing, pleasantly surprising us.
Where to Eat Momofuku Noodle Bar (momofuku.com/new-york/noodle-bar) 163 1st Ave. Reservations are not taken and the place is small. They have a few different restaurants, but we were told to go here and order whatever the bun of the day was, the house sake and the soft serve. Blue Ribbon Sushi (www.blueribbonrestaurants.com) 119 Sullivan Street Another one with many restaurants so pay attention to which one you go to. We went late and were able to get in at about 10:30pm; luckily half of us got dropped off in front of the Sushi location while our girlfriends put us all on the waitlist at their Brasserie located a few buildings over. Life-altering sushi and a full house. We sighted one of the gals behind Dannijo Jewelry. The Dutch (www.thedutchnyc.com) 131 Sullivan Street Make a reservation (212.677.6200) if you want to get in; apparently this is the hot spot. These guys basically serve food that makes them happy. It’s American food clean and simple but delicious, with a great ambiance. Jimmy at the James Hotel (www.jameshotels.com) 27 Grand Street An über-cool rooftop bar in SoHo where we found some of the coolest locals. We turned Saturday into our Sunday Funday…or was it Sunday?
WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING… BUT WE DID IT OUR WAY. Collichio & Sons (www.craftrestaurantsinc.com) 85 Tenth Avenue Don’t miss taking notice of the massive mural on the wall weaving the story of the artist’s family into the history momofuku shrimp bun of the Meatpacking district, where this place is located. Delicious food from start to finish, which is rare. From my creative appetizer of Hamachi served with watermelon, lime and cantaloupe sliced like carpaccio to the surprisingly light and delicate risotto with squid, shiso and zucchini blossom to quite frankly the entire dessert menu. Eataly (www.eatalyny.com) 200 5th Avenue This Italian mecca is not to be missed, especially if you are a fan of the cuisine. A hybrid supermarket with a musical chairs of restaurants, if you will, allows guests to create their own culinary wonder through fresh seafood, cheeses, pizzas and pastas, meats and so much more. Cipriani Downtown® (www.cipriani.com) 376 West Broadway The more casual version near Broome Street, a beautiful and quirky interior offers a small bar, to sip on original Bellinis, or table seating inside plus a patio. Opting for a quick, light bite, we sipped on Bellinis – the original version with Italian Prosecco and white peach juice – while indulging on buratta and tuna tartare. Bar Americain (www.baramericain.com) 152 W. 52nd St. Bobby Flay’s American Brasserie – perfect for people watching. We spotted the amazing Mary Louis Parker of Weeds, causing Carla to have atrue starstruck moment.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON American Express Platinum, use the links below. Just keep in mind that the links can be a little hard to navigate. The most consumer-friendly link for navigating Platinum Card benefits is www.exploreplatinum.americanexpress.com. For By Invitation Only and Concierge info look under the entertainment tab: exploreplatinum.americanexpress.com/Benefits/Entertainment.
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We all know that texting and driving do not mix but a smartphone can be valuable when used safely inside a vehicle. For example…the GPS mapping feature. But how do you use your device and keep both hands on the steering wheel? The GoSmart Clip is one simple way to free your hands and keep your smartphone handy for voice-activated calls or turn-by-turn directions. The gadget securely fastens to the steering wheel of a car – or a golf or shopping cart – so the driver no longer has to reach across to look for his phone or fish it from the floor after a sudden stop. Your smartphone is held in place with two J-shaped hooks which lock with an easy-release mechanism. No tools are required for installation as an elastic strap wraps firmly around the steering wheel to hold it in place. Keep your eyes on the road and your smartphone on the steering wheel. $25.95
Guarded ID Anti-Keylogging Software ®
Protecting your computer data is very important. But hackers are getting sneakier with programs like a keylogger – a piece of malicious software which records every keystroke you make on a keyboard. They can be installed without your knowledge or consent when you visit a website or install a program. GuardedID is a software program that protects you by encrypting your keystrokes when you bank, shop and email online. Once you install this program all of your keystrokes are encrypted and rerouted directly to your browser through its own unique path. Your keystrokes bypass the typical places keyloggers normally reside. That helps eliminate your vulnerability to keylogging attacks which could compromise your personal information causing you financial or identity losses. $29.99
MXL® Tempo USB Microphone One of the most important tools I work with daily is a microphone. My radio studio has top-level equipment, and I have built a decent facsimile in my home office. The Tempo Microphone from MXL is my choice because of its audio capability and ease of use with my computer. The Tempo is an allpurpose USB mic for recording on your PC or Mac® – with no other equipment. Connect it to your computer. Record your vocals or instruments. Plug into the mic’s headphone jack for zerolatency monitoring and crystal-clear playback. You’ll get professional-sounding results, whether you’re recording music, podcasts or voice-overs. The microphone also works with a wide variety of online voice and video chat services like Skype™ and Google Chat. $79.95
Michael Garfield 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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EVENT FIRST ANNUAL TAILGATE THROWDOWN WHY TO BENEFIT THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK WHERE TEXANS GRILLE WHEN JULY 12 Football fans and foodies flocked to Houston Texans Grille at CityCentre for the First Annual Tailgate Throwdown, as chefs from some of Houston’s most acclaimed restaurants battled it out for tailgate bragging rights just in time for football season and Houston Restaurant Weeks. Guests made their way through sampling stations offering tailgate fare to later cast their vote for the Fan Favorite category. Some of Houston’s most notable food writers and editors and cookbook authors also had a chance to judge the chefs in four categories – Most Original, Best Classic Tailgate Dish, Top Dish with a Kick and Best Overall Tailgate Dish. Proceeds benefited the Houston Food Bank.
Jenna Kearney, Brett Shuman
Rachel Turner Anna Banrevi
Chef Chris Shepherd
Photograph by Daniel Ortiz
Joyelle and Brandon Escalante
Kate Link, Kristen Sandvig Heather Boland, Ashli Moris
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IndIvIsIble, wItH suppOrt and CrItICIsm fOr all.
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OUSTON HAS ARRIVED. WITH FORBES NAMING US ONE OF THE COOLEST CITIES AND BON APPÉTIT LAUDING OXHEART AS A CULINARY GEM, THE CITY IS HAVING ITS MOMENT. A 180 FROM THOSE OTHER MOMENTS (ENRON, “FATTEST CITY,” IKE) WE’D ALL RATHER FORGET. FOR MOST BORN AND RAISED HERE, MYSELF INCLUDED, THIS CITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CANVAS FOR WONDER AND OPPORTUNITY … EVERYONE ELSE IS JUST CATCHING ON. THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF OPINIONS AND THESE OPINIONS CAN EITHER MAKE OR BREAK YOU. AND QUITE FRANKLY, WE’RE OPEN TO CRITICISM. CONSTRUCTIVE OR NOT, BECAUSE WITH IT, COMES CHANGE. AND IF YOU KNOW THIS CITY, YOU KNOW CHANGE IS RAMPANT. THE KITCHEN This city supports its local talent and strives to hone it, perINCUBATOR fect it and let it thrive. Nowhere is it truer than in this culi-
CULINARY INSTITUTE LE NOTRE
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nary realm. A handful – two handfuls – of chefs have grown, supported and sprouted together in the city to help each reach their potential and in turn help Houston reach its potential. While there are those that are blessed with a particular skill set, others go the apprenticeship route and some choose the academic route. Culinary Institute Le Notre, run by husband and wife team, Chef Alain and Marie LeNotre, offers an academic route with hours not only spent in a classroom setting but also in the kitchen lab plus an internship at their very own Kris Bistro. With over 40 years of experience, Chef Alain and his staff of Executive Chefs supervise and instruct students on the basics, guiding them into a world of cuisines with 85% of the focus done handson in the kitchen labs.
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he Kitchen Incubator offers the genius of licensed commercial kitchens for rent and the additional value of advisory services and business development to turn your culinary goals into fruition. Their website states “you can come in with an idea and leave with a business.” They’ve helped launch over 18 businesses in two years with seven of those graduating to their own facilities. Boomtown Coffee, coincidentally featured in Open on page 60 this month, is one of those. Here, a community of like-minded individuals comes together to help perfect a business with the ability to test and bounce ideas off each other before exposing it to a sea of criticism.
THE PASS AND PROVISIONS
Photography by Ralph Smith
There is no lack of excitement though for new or innovative thinking. In fact, Houstonians encourage it and although it seems like on Yelp and other review sites, customers feed off the bad experiences, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of discovering a new favorite that has yet to be shared. It’s your secret for a month and then the word spreads and it’s foodie/curiosity madness. And there are plenty of know-it-alls willing to tell how to make your food better or how to run your business. Wouldn’t you like to tell them how to run their house?!
Photography by Sofia van der Dys
One such place that has reviewers, foodies and restaurateurs waiting in anticipation is the double concept known as The Pass and Provisions. From the moment the news dropped of not one but TWO chefs sharing the same space to provide different experiences, the city was intrigued. It could change the culinary blueprint. Two chefs: comrades, not rivals, but supporters of each other’s passion sharing burdens, hardships and triumphs – it’s unheard of! But fascinating! The Pass will be a fine dining prix fixed experience while Provisions will be centered around a wood-burning oven in a casual community setting. The idea is romantic.
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nd with such inspiring up-and-comers, iconic institutions reinvent themselves. Not to keep up but as a sign of growth and evolution. The idea that as you change, so too can your vision and presentation. And although we maybe weary of change, we do it every day so why shouldn’t these institutions be able to do the same? Chef Monica Pope is a trailblazer of this refreshing idea. Pope’s T’afia fed the masses for almost a decade. In that time Pope evolved and so did her vision. The Sparrow frees itself from the cage, the symbolism of not conforming to what others feel you should but rather to think outside of the box. Freedom to return to what is true. Going back to basics with food, ingredients and presentation, making your dining experience about great food, a casual setting and your family. The dream progressed but the passion for food and the entertainment of dining remains the same.
“Going back to basics with food, ingredients and presentation, making your dining experience about great food, a casual setting and your family...”
These natural progressions, supported by a community eager for triumphs while seeming to like criticizing, in reality is hopeful for success. When these culinary experiments become permanent establishments not only do the dreams of these creative culinary artists become a reality but also the city of Houston is praised for what we, locals and transplants who’ve grown to love the city, have always believed – Houston is what dreams are made of. Come to think of it, Forbes got it right. We are pretty dang cool!
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MONSTER PBJ TRUCK www.monsterpbj.com www.facebook.com/Monsterpbj | 1.855.PBJ.LOVE CUISINE PBJ MADNESS! There is something about a Peanut Butter and Jelly (PBJ) sandwich that has a cult following. My husband is one of those cult followers. WHEN I GOT AN EMAIL THAT THERE WAS A NEW TRUCK IN TOWN DEDICATED TO PBJS, I WAS INTRIGUED. Apparently, a LOT of people fancy this childhood sandwich. And then I saw the truck, the Monster logo, the sandwich options and kind of fell for the truck myself. It’s marketing at its finest. On the brown paper sack, on the stickers, you’ll find their monster staring right back at you. And the options – oh, the options. From picking your size – a junior, one slice, half stacked, to the classic two slices stacked to the monster three slices stacked – there is one for your appetite. Then the bread – choose from white, wheat or gluten-free white. You pick your nut butter, fruit (jam and the sliced variety) and finally a sweetener. And the customization doesn’t stop there! Don’t like crust? Remove it. Grill your PBJ. Plus choose the cut: triangles, perfect halves, quarters, it can all be done. We had a classic with cashew butter, strawberry jam, sliced bananas and Nutella® and a classic with peanut butter, blueberry jam, sliced apples and Nutella. The first grilled, the latter not. Ummm, Mom, you’ve got some explaining to do! Who knew I could have all of these filler options?! Both amazing. I loved the grilled version with sliced bananas and cashew butter. It was slightly sweeter than the peanut butter/sliced apple classic whose subtleness won me over. With all these options though, I’m dying to get my hands on a sliced strawberry, Nutella, almond butter, apple jam combo. Facebook, Twitter – check them out today and get your hand on your personalized PBJ. It’s “certiMPBJ bag+wrapper fied monsterlicious!”
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ROOTS JUICE 507 WESTHEIMER RD. www.rootsjuicehouston.com | 713.524.1000
BOOMTOWN COFFEE HEIGHTS 242 W. 19TH
CUISINE JUICES/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DELIGHTS
LOCATED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO ROOTS IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND THIS REFRESHING LITTLE OUTPOST. MAKING FRESH, TO-ORDER JUICES AND SMOOTHIES IS THEIR SPECIALTY. Here at the 002houston headquarters, you could call us juiceheads. We are HUGE fans of the movement with Editor Carla Valencia de Martinez being our leader. If you are a juice fan or not, Roots is the place to figure it all out. They have starter juices like the citrus Liquid Sunshine, to acquired flavor juices like an earthy Green Age Dreams, to the unique juices like the subtle spice of a Summer Fling. The texroots basket ture is light, just like juice. Not thick or chunky, swigging them down is easy. When I’m not in the mood to juice or don’t have time, I love to drop in and grab a couple to keep my energy up. Juice has that power. I’m currently addicted to the Summer Fling. Super-hydrating watermelon is mixed with cilantro, Serrano and lime. It’s a subtle spice and it’s amazing! I won’t even try to recreate it at home because I’m in no need to try to achieve that proper balance. Another unique refresher is the Cuke. A mix of cucumber, apple, lime and mint make for bright, crisp delight on a warm day. Aside from juices and smoothies, they have several bites to choose from too. Don’t miss out on the Sunny Sandwich. In between slices of gluten-free sunflower seed bread are layered basil pesto, avocado, goat cheese, squash blossoms and sunflower sprouts. The ingredients are all local and it’s a veggie delight! If you are doing a juice cleanse or even curious, if you like to eat light, feel light or curious about juice, Roots Juice is the place to go to not only have a great juice experience but also their friendly staff is more than willing to answer questions and educate.
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Having honed his retail expertise at the Kitchen Incubator with Café Luz, Boomtown Coffee Heights is the bricks and mortar of Matthew Toomey’s labor of love for the bean. Located in what used to be The Ashbury on 19th Street, this coffee shop has won over the hearts of the Heights. One visit and it’s no surprise. You can find Matt there and his friendly and knowledgeable staff. There’s a space that allows for cozy lounge seating or tabletop plus free WIFI for work, study or play. On our visit we sat and talked with Matt, who happens to be a long-time family friend, about his venture. A love for the art of making coffee and providing a service to the area with a good attitude is undeniable. The steady stream of regulars and new visitors must see this too. They make a mean iced coffee that didn’t have me clawing up the walls, thankfully. (My attention span can go if I have too much coffee or too strong coffee.) Like Matt says, “The proof is in the cup.” Which is pretty dang good proof. I also had a light Vegetable Baguette composed of a red olive and goat cheese spread, pickled cucumber and avocado, made open-faced, served with a side salad. One of their most popular items is their Gringo taco or Grincaco. Wrapped in the most amazing corn tortilla by Amaize Artisanal Flatbread, who preserves the old school method by using heirloom varietal corn plus no preservatives – just maize and water. Inside this awesome tortilla you’ll find homemade salsa, black beans, homemade barbacoa, avocado, cheese and a fried egg. It smells divine. Homemade is a big component, from the coffee to the food. Including the out-of-this-world, oldfashioned chocolate chip with sea salt (I know, madness) cookies made by a gentleman right down the block. People talk big about their baking but this man delivers. So much so, they are constantly sold out of his cookies. Looking to support a local business that is looking to start your day off right, Boomtown Coffee Heights is just that.
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Tasty Tidbits By Tracy Karp | Tracy Karp photography by Sofia van der Dys
I THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD AGREE THAT VEGETABLES ARE A VITAL PART TO A HEALTHY DIET. VEGETABLES ARE FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS, WHICH MAY HELP PROTECT THE BODY AGAINST HEART DISEASE AND CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS. VEGETABLES ARE FIBER RICH, HELPING TO KEEP DIGESTION IN LINE AND REDUCE THE RISK OF OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES. WHILE THERE ARE COUNTLESS POSITIVE INCENTIVES FOR EATING VEGETABLES, TASTE IS NOT ALWAYS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST. HOWEVER, WHEN IT COMES TO VEGGIES, THE FLAVOR IS SOLELY BASED UPON THE PREPARATION. BY CHANGING UP THE PROCESS IN WHICH THESE NUTRIENT-RICH FOODS ARE MADE, YOU MAY FIND THE ZUCCHINI YOU DREADED EATING YESTERDAY TO BE DELECTABLE AS A GRILLED SIDE DISH TODAY. JUST BECAUSE YOU DID NOT ENJOY RAW MUSHROOMS ON YOUR SALAD, THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL NOT FALL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR STOVE-TOP SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS (AS SEEN BELOW).
ne quality I love about cooking vegetables is the versatility that comes with them. A little creativity can go a long way. You can eat them raw, steamed, roasted, sautéed, grilled, stewed – and that’s just to name a few. My go-to preparation would have to be the roasted option. This easy method brings out the vegetables’ sweet flavors. You can take Brussels sprouts, broccolini, cauliflower or any other vegetable of your choice. Preheat the oven to 400°F, toss in some olive oil, a few pinches of coarse salt, add a sprinkle (or two) of garlic powder and roast on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes. Voila! Delicious and nutritious!
I have included two simple recipes that are sure to please your diet and your taste buds too!
ROASTED BROCCOLI WITH PARMESAN CHEESE Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly oil a nonstick baking pan. Sprinkle kosher salt on top. Arrange fresh or frozen broccoli florets on pan. Drizzle olive oil along tops of broccoli. (A generous amount of cooking spray will work too.) Cook for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle fresh Parmesan cheese on top and cook for another 5 minutes. For extra crispy broccoli, cook an extra 5 minutes or so. SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, a pinch of kosher salt, a pinch of fresh ground pepper and mushrooms in a nonstick sautéing pan. Add 2 tablespoons of water and allow mushrooms to soften while stirring continuously. Once the water has dissolved, allow mushrooms to lightly brown. Serve from pan.
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EVENTS / PHOTO CREDIT
ROLLIN’ FOR RALLY HOUSTON Photography by Claire Learned for lastnightpics.com
Compiled by Pixie Ibañez
12 COFFEE BAR Photography by Gabriel Vega for lastnightpics.com CAKEWALK STYLE SHOP Photography by Claire Learned for lastnightpics.com
EVENT ROLLIN’ FOR RALLY WHY TO BENEFIT METHODIST HOSPITAL CANCER DIVISION & SUNSHINE KIDS
WHERE HUGHES HANGAR WHEN AUGUST 25 High rollers from all over Houston came out to to support Rally for Kids with Cancer, The Sunshine Kids and Methodist Hospital. DJ Senega and Albert “DJ Bizz” Rowan, founders of Sundance Productions, spun the night away while guests were entertained by impersonators (Michael Jackson, Elvis and Vegasstyle showgirls) Outside guests tried their luck at the casino tables on the luxurious patio drinking Evamor water to keep them cool while nibbling on Nothing Bundt Cakes. Special thanks to partners 002houston, Party Booths!, artist Taft McWhorter, The Empire Collection, all about time, The Network, Momentum Mini, Bullprints and The Burford Law Firm for their very generous contributions to make the event a HUGE success!
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EVENT 51FIFTEEN COFFEE BAR WHY GRAND OPENING WHERE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE WHEN SEPTEMBER 6
Fashion’s Night Out was a huge success and the perfect time to unveil Landmark Houston Hospitality’s newest creation called “51Fifteen Coffee Bar” – the chic Europeanstyle café located on the third floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in the Galleria mall. The place was buzzing with fashion enthusiasts enjoying free bites of tea sandwiches, croissants, fresh danishes, scones and a large selection of macaroons. Guests were also able to sample and enjoy a great selection of espressos, cappuccinos and an array of smoothies. Fresh handcrafted cocktails such as the “Flaming Leah” and the “Jalapeño,” were in hig demand.
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Fashionable guests came out in droves to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Cakewalk Style Shop. DJ Hector took to the turntables while guests shopped till they dropped sipping on Sofia Mini canned pink champagne and noshing on cupcakes from Sweet Batter, tacos from Coreanos and snow cones from Snow Cone Angels. Stiletto-clad fashionistas took pictures in the photo booth provided by Houston Memory Booth and shopped the night away at neighboring boutiques, Pomp & Circumstance and Tweak.
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Downtown............................................1 Holocaust Museum..............................2 Galleria...............................................3 Uptown Park.......................................4 River Oaks Park..................................5 Rice Village.........................................6 Highland Village.................................7 Memorial City......................................8 Town & Country Village.......................9 CityCentre..........................................10 Sam Houston Race Park.....................11 Katy Mills..........................................12 Sugar Land........................................13 Zoo ..................................................14 Museum District.................................15 George Bush Intl. Airport...................16 Hobby Airport....................................17 Space Center Houston........................18 Kemah...............................................19 Miller Outdoor Theatre......................20 Contemporary Arts Museum...............21 Houston Museum of Fine Arts............22 Childrenâ€™s Museum............................23 Houston Museum of Natural Science........24 Houston Arboretum...........................25 Houston Theater District....................26 The Woodlands..................................27
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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
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. october 12 | www.002mag.com
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
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
RED PIER [asian fusion] 2701 Milam St. 713.807.7726 www.theredpier.com
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 51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com
THE GROVE www.thegrovehouston.com 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321
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 ZAKE www.zakehouston.com 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888
ZUSHI www.zushihouston.com 5900 Memorial Dr., #102. 713.861.5588
bar-b-que BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com GOODE COMPANY TX BARBECUE 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 www.goodecompany.com
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
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 The Globe on Your Fork! American, Greek & Latin Cuisine 318 Tuam @ Bagby. 713.528.0198 www.harrysrestaurantcafe.com This Houston institution serves breakfast and lunch daily. Open 7 Days a Week. INVERSION COFFEE HOUSE 1953 Montrose, #A. 713.523.4866 www.inversioncoffee.com ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR 2 Houston locations www.islandgrillhouston.com KRAFTSMEN BAKING 4100 Montrose, #C. 713.524.3737 www.kraftsmenbaking.com MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR 5330 Weslayan St. 713.771.8603 www.michaelscookiejar.com 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
AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER •2417 Westheimer. 713.527.8900 •12810 Southwest Frwy. 281.240.0213 www.avalondiner.com
SUGAR BABY’S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com
CAFÉ BRASIL www.brasilcafe.net 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993
TAFT STREET COFFEE 2115 Taft. 713.522.3533 www.taftstreetcoffee.org
BABA YEGA CAFE www.babayega.com 2607 Grant St. 713.522.0042
COCO’S CREPES www.cocoscrepes.com 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700
CRAVE CUPCAKES www.cravecupcake.com 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283
SWEET CityCentre. 713.647.9338 www.sweethouston.com
THE BREAKFAST KLUB 3711 Travis. 713.528.8561 www.thebreakfastklub.com
THE BUFFALO GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.thebuffalogrille.com
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restaurant listings THE POPCORN BAR www.popcornbar.com 3829 Southwest Freeway. 713.520.7007 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
THE QUEEN VIC PUB [european] 2712 Richmond. 713.533.0022 www.thequeenvicpub.com 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
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
italian ARCODORO www.arcodoro.com 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 ARTURO BOADA CUISINE 6510 Del Monte. 713.782.3011 www.boadacuisine.com
european BISTRO LE CEP [french] 11112 Westheimer. 713.783.3985 www.bistro-lecep.com
BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE 2 Houston locations www.brioitalian.com CANDELARI’S www.candelaris.com 14545 Memorial Dr. 281.497.0612
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
PIATTO RISTORANTE 2 houston locations www.piattoristorante.com RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1004 www.granducahouston.com
ARGENTINA CAFE www.theargentinacafe.com 3055 Sage Rd. 713.622.8877
GUADALAJARA HACIENDA [mex] 4 Houston locations www.guadalajarahacienda.com
BISTRO BAR [puerto rican] 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.973.1601 www.houstonsorella-citycentre.com
LAS VENTANAS [mex] 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 www.lasventanas.net
BERRYHILL [texmex] 10 Houston locations www.berryhillbajagrill.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
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
latin AMAZON GRILL www.cordua.com 5114 Kirby Dr. 713.522.5888
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
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
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LATIN BITES CAFE [peru] 5709 Woodway Dr. 713.229.8369 www.latinbitescafe.com
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 [sushi+latin] 2168 Texas Dr. 281.242.1121 www.japaneiro.com NAPA GRILLE URBAN WINE BAR 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.277.2599 www.napagrille.net PERRY’S GRILL 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727 www.perryssteakhouse.com PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com
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 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 TUSCAN GRILLE 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.465.8993. www.brioitalian.com
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 [ethnic] 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 www.dimassisbuffet.com 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
food+drink 360 SPORTS LOUNGE 4601 Washington. 713.677.0398 www.360sportslounge.com
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
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
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JOIN IN THE FUN AT HOUSTON HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION’S 7TH BICYCLE RALLY & SCAVENGER HUNT ON OCTOBER 7. OPEN TO RIDERS OF ALL AGES AND DESIGNED AS A CASUAL SELF-PACED RIDE, PARTICIPANTS BICYCLE A COURSE THROUGH THE HOUSTON HEIGHTS AND SURROUNDING AREAS. THIS IS NO RACE! FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.HOUSTONHEIGHTS.ORG OR WWW.EZTOREGISTER.COM.•IN CASE YOU DIDN’T CATCH IT ON THE NEWS, THE BROKEN SPOKE CAFÉ, 1809 WASHINGTON AVE., IS CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE FROM A NEIGHBORING DUPLEX. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE DETAILS.•UPDATE: KILLEN’S STEAKHOUSE WILL NOT BE MOVING INTO THE SPOT FORMERLY KNOWN AS STELLA SOLA. AS FOR KILLEN’S, THEY ARE WORKING ON A NEW BBQ VENTURE IN PEARLAND.•ENJOY THE WEATHER WITH THE FIRST SATURDAY ARTS MARKET IN THE HEIGHTS. THE MARKET INCLUDES ART, MUSIC AND FOOD. VISIT WWW.FIRSTSATURDAYARTSMARKET.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.•TABLE 19 OPENED AT 632 W. 19TH ST. THE FORMER PIE IN THE SKY LOCATION WILL BE DISHING BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, SAMMYS AND MORE FROM 7AM-6PM.•SONOMA WINE BAR HAS OPENED ITS SECOND LOCATION AT 801 STUDEWOOD. FANS CAN LOOK
BOOMTOWN COFFE 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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FORWARD TO MORE FOOD AT THIS LOCATION.•HUBCAP DROPPED TWEETS SIGNALING HINTS TO THEIR THIRD OUTPOST WHICH WILL BE LOCATED IN THE HEIGHTS. EXPECT A NEW CONCEPT THAT IS GREEN (ALONG THE LINES OF GARDEN IN THE BACK) WITH A ROTATING MENU SO EVERYTHING IS “ALIVE” AND “FRESH.”•LOOKING TO SHARE THE JOY OF READING? A LITTLE RED BOX, BUILT MAILBOX STYLE, AT 736 TULANE ST. IS A LITTLE FREE LIBRARY CREATED BY RESIDENT MAG FRANZONI IN HOPES YOU WILL STOP BY TO PICK UP A BOOK OR BRING A BOOK.
FOX HOLLOW 4617 Nett St. 713.869.2117 www.foxhollowhouston.com
LAURENZO’S 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111 www.laurenzos.net
PIE IN THE SKY 632 W. 19th St. 936.760.3301 www.pieintheskypieco.com
GABBY’S 3101 N. Shepherd. 713.864.5049
LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE 4601 Washington. 832.582.7671 www.lesgivrals.com
PIZZITOLA’S BAR B CUE 1703 Shepherd Dr. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolasbbq.com
LIBERTY STATION 2101 Washington. 713.640.5220 www.libertystationbar.com
POLOVINA 4500 Washington. 713.861.1042 www.polovinaitaliancafe.com
LITTLE WOODROW’S 2631 White Oak. 713.862.4670
PORCH SWING PUB 69 Heights. 713.880.8700 www.porchswingpub.com
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
LUPE TORTILLA 1511 Shepherd. 713.231.9040 www.lupetortilla.com
JAVA JAVA CAFÉ 911 W. 11th St. 713.880.5282
MANOR ON WASHINGTON 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com
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
KUNG FU SALOON 5317 Washington. 713.864.0642 www.kungfusaloon.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 PANDORA 1815 Washington. 832.296.6220 PATRENELLA’S 813 Jackson Hill St. 713.863.8223 www.patrenellas.net
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 SAWYER PARK SPORTS BAR 2412 Washington. 713.398.8442 www.SawyerParkHouston.com SHADE 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 www.shadeheights.com SOLEA WINE BAR & CAFE 1500 Shepherd. 713.862.9700 www.soleacafe.com
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SOMEBURGER HAMBURGER 745 E. 11th St. 713.862.0019
WASHINGTON DRINKERY 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 www.washavedrinkery.com
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 THE LOT 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 www.thelothouston.net TIPPY’S SOUL FOOD 4400 Yale St. 713.694.2500 TQLA 4601 Washington. 281.501.3237 www.tqlahouston.com VIETNAM 605 W. 19th St. 832.618.1668 www.thevietnamrestaurant.com
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WOODROW’S MARDI GRAS GRILL 1200 Durham Dr. 713.864.5600 www.mardigrasgrill.net 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
BLUE TREE YOGA
STAR PIZZA II 77 Harvard St. 713.869.1241 www.starpizza.net
THE DENTIST 650 Heights. 281.974.4086 www.650heights.com VAULT HOUSTON 1824 Spring St. #124. 713.880.8161 www.gyrotonichouston.com
CURVES COMPLETE 625 W. 19th St. 713.861.9602 www.curvesinformation.com
WASHINGTON AVE PILATES 2203 Washington. 281.352.5791 www.wapilates.com
DESIGN DENTAL GROUP 4500 Washington. 713.869.0334 www.Design-DentalGroup.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 LA PAZ SPA & SALON 101 W. 14th St. 713.864.2244 MEMORIAL HEIGHTS DENTAL 920 Studemont #500. 713.869.0600 www.ddsforyou.com MEMORIAL PARK VISION 5535 Memorial Dr. #1. 281.888.9256 www.memorialparkvision.com
COSA BELLA SALON & DAY SPA 1543 Yale. 713.869.1441
MERCER SALON 5555 Washington. 281.888.9810 www.mercersalon.com
CROSSFIT H-TOWN 1919 Silver. 281.989.8740 www.crossfithtown.com
SATORI SALON 3616 Washington. 713.869.2444 www.satorisalons.com SAWYER DENTAL 1919 Taylor St. Suite 3A. 713.864.4414
ZUMBA FITNESS 502 E. 20th St. 832.667.8003
home GREENWOOD KING 1801 Heights Blvd. 713.864.0888 www.greenwoodking.com MEMORIAL BY WINDSOR 3131 Memorial Ct. 713.864.7602 www.windsorcommunities.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
W GRILL 4825 Washington. 713.861.9933 www.wgrilltogo.com
SOMA 4820 Washington. 713.861.2726 www.somasushi.com
SAWYER HEIGHTS LOFTS 2424 Sawyer Heights St. 713.861.3737 www.sawyerheightslofts.com TEXAS REAL ESTATE & CO. 2420 Washington. 713.337.1410 www.txreco.com URBAN LIVING 5023 Washington. 713.868.7226 www.urbanliving.com
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Bea Here Now
By Beatrice Allen
Yay! October! MY FAVORITE MONTH. NO INTRO NEEDED. JUST TAKE IT ALL IN, PEEPS. OK, I COULDN’T GET AWAY WITH THAT. BUT, YES, IT’S THE MONTH I LOOK FORWARD TO MOST. IT STARTS OFF THE HOLIDAY SWING PLUS OTHER SPECIAL DATES FOR ME. I WON’T BORE YOU WITH THOSE DETAILS BECAUSE I’M 99.9% SURE YOU COULD READ THE SAME INTRO PARAGRAPH IN PAST OCTOBER ISSUES. IT’S THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER (AT PRESS TIME) AND REST ASSURED, I STILL DON’T HAVE MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME FIGURED OUT. I STILL HAVE TIME. IF THIS IS IN YOUR HANDS OCTOBER 1ST, I HAVE 30 DAYS TO MAKE MIRACLES HAPPEN. IT DOESN’T HELP THAT I LOST FIVE DAYS IN NEW YORK FOR FASHION WEEK (THAT STORY IS SEVERAL PAGES BEFORE THIS GREAT READ). IN THE MEANTIME, ENJOY A LITTLE DOOZY THAT INCLUDES A LOCAL ICONIC INSTITUTION, A SUSHI DEAL/STEAL, SOUTHERN COMFORT AT ITS FINEST, AN ITALIAN SPOT THAT HAS YET TO DISAPPOINT AND A HIP, COOL BAR THAT MAKES ME WANT TO JOIN A BAND, DRINK LIQUOR NEAT AND GET A TATTOO. KIDDING, MOM.
Tony’s 3755 Richmond 713.622.6778 www.tonyshouston.com For special occasions, ladies who lunch and girls who like to sit in the bar with bubbles, a bowl of cheese, cotton candy and soufflé. It’s what GREAT days are made of. The new Tableside Truffled Mozzarella with Umbrian black truffles is lifealtering deliciousness. Prepared tableside and served hot, it’s meant to be devoured warm while the scent of truffle permeates the air. Top it off with their masterpiece soufflé that is a work of art of biblical proportions. It’s huge. And must be experienced at least once in your life. Memorable dishes for memorable moments are what Tony’s is serving.
Uptown Sushi 1131-14 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.871.1200 www.uptown-sushi.com If you missed out on our 002houston dinner special at Uptown – well, you missed out. Never have I experienced that much delectable sushi, from salads to soups to sashimi to a platter of sushi all to myself for $50. PLUS a bottle of sake for two. It was unforgettable. The quality, the amount, it was above and beyond and such a deal. Here is to hoping this becomes a once-amonth treat with an evolving menu.
BRC 519 Shepherd Dr. 713.861.2233 www.brcgastropub.com I mean, just slay me, BRC. First you rock my world with your amazing burger and the unbeatable burger Monday deal and then you show up at my place of business with this bad A$$ box of biscuit “crack.” ARE YOU CRAZY?! The diet mentioned below goes out the window with these goodies. In this box you’ll find a dozen biscuits, a pimento cheese jar and a bacon jam jar plus potato salad and a cider jug. At first I went the separate route with the spreads and then I said the heck with it, layering! Ummm, I’m comatose. I’ll have to get back to you on this…Get yourself a box; call 24 hours in advance and there are options. It’s unforgettable.
Coppa 5555 Washington Ave. 713.426.4260. www.copparistorante.com (Yes, they appear in here a lot. No, they don’t pay me or buy my meals or adver-
tise. They’re just that good.) Chef Brandi Key gets me every time. The staff puts up with us while we rearrange their tables into this and then they deal with Chatty Kathy girls who want like ten different things all at once. The last time I was there, I went with the gulf fish en cartoccio. Oh. My. God. It was amazing. There is nothing like the tenderness of this light, simple, elegantly prepared fish. Following a diet, this is your dish. It’s 100 percent satisfying even though you are passing up pizza and pasta – and you won’t feel you have to skip out on the zeppole. You can’t leave without a little Italian donut dessert after all. You were so good!
Mongoose vs. Cobra 1011 McGowen 713.650.MVSC www.mongooseversuscobra.com Unbeknownst to me I’m a fan of the Moscow Mule. So sophisticated, I know. And this new, cool spot in Midtown is just the place to have one. Served in various vintage barware, this expansive space with exposed wood, large garage-style windows and community seating should not be missed on your next night out. It truly is like nowhere else in the city.
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AKE A MOMENT AND ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION: HOW DO YOU FEEL? YES, RIGHT NOW. USE THIS SIMPLE SCALE – 1EQUALS PRETTY DARN BAD UP TO 10 WHICH EQUALS PRETTY DARN GREAT. IF YOUR ANSWER IS ANY NUMBER NOT 10 – HECK, EVEN IF IT IS A 10 AND YOU ARE LOOKING TO HIT 11 – WE HAVE THE SOLUTION: J. BLACK’S FEEL GOOD KITCHEN & LOUNGE.
club+lounge review By Michael Cook Photography by Daniel Ortiz
The good Dr. is in, and his “office” is located on the corner of Washington Ave. and Heights Blvd. This building always had high hopes. All Phil wanted to do was open a BBQ joint. Picking the former Southwest Muffler and Brake spot, Phil set out on an expensive and beautiful build-out and opened his dream, Phil’s Texas Barbecue. Reality hit Phil’s hard and the dream didn’t last very long, leaving the building to sit empty for quite some time. That all changed a few months ago when the family-owned, Austin- bred Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge announced it was on its way to town. J. BLACK’S is here and if the recent valet lines (free from 4-7pm) and crowds inside are any indication, you could surmise it should have been located in this exact spot some time ago, maybe saving Phil from ultimate demise.
J. BLACK’S KITCHEN+LOUNGE
We found ourselves around a 10 on the scale one Wednesday (we got some great news on Tuesday) so to J. BLACKS’ we went. After navigating the slammin’ parking situation we enter through a very unique front door. People are everywhere! The place looks great though. This is certainly not Phil’s anymore. You are now given a choice of which side of the building to let the feel good therapy begin: the right side, laid out and decorated more like a “bar,” or the left side, the swanky “lounge.” A friendly receptionist is there to help guide the way but man it’s crowded. Oh, it’s the Friends of St Jude Summer Happy Hour, and they have quite the group on the bar side. Anyone planning an event take note: J. BLACK’S is a heck of a spot for a happy hour and the Houston management (all female!!) know how to host.
110 s. heights blvd. | houston, tx 77077 713.862.7818 | www.jblacks.com
Because of good St. Jude our mission to feel good starts in the lounge which is just dandy because not only is there a good crowd over here they are a good-looking crowd as well!We expect this is the norm for J. BLACK’S. Let the therapy begin! We select barley-based therapy, a nice pint of Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing.As any good Texas lounge would have it, there are plenty of local and craft beer selections on draft and bottles galore. Ol’ J. did try and persuade us to do cocktailbased therapy as the specialty menu of “recipes & remedies” looked solid – so noted for next session. Champagne and wine are on the menu too because as you all know, therapy comes in many different glasses.
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“FEEL GOOD NOW”
On our second feel good session, we were delighted to find pizza and pint night which includes $3 Texas pints and ½ price pizza (every Tuesday evening and Friday lunch). Let’s just say the Winner Winner pizza was awesome. Charlie Sheen would approve! Other menu offerings are split up by starters, salads, sharing plates (group therapy!), artisanal pizzas and sliders. Dessert? Yes! Feeling good also requires a salted caramel brownie. This menu has some high-quality therapy! Therapy in the morning? Sure. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday. It’s possible we did hit an 11. Both times. Really, though, we don’t think you need to be persuaded any further. Go get some feel good therapy as soon as you can. On the bottom of the drink menu J. BLACK’S tell us to “FEEL GOOD. NOW.” Fine! Don’t mind if we do!
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recording Interview by Lance Scott Walker Photography by Anthony Rathbun
CHINGO BLING SPEAKING BY PHONE FROM CORPUS CHRISTI, WHERE HE IS WORKING ON A PROJECT WITH DJ DUST, THE ARTIST KNOWN FOR THE ALBUM AND THE SLOGAN THEY CAN’T DEPORT US ALL IS STILL AT IT. So how’s Corpus? Do you do a lot of shows down there, a lot of work down there? Actually, it’s almost like there’re two Corpuses. Because I’m an outsider, that’s kind of how I view it. What Dust and his crew are creating down here in downtown Corpus is basically something that — like they’re all really, really creative, and in the past, most of the creative folks felt like they had to leave the city to make stuff happen, but basically what they have going on down here — they’ve got like studios, sushi bar, art gallery, nightclubs, just a bunch of cool shit. They’re working directly with the city, because the city’s taking note of what they’re doing. They’re reviving downtown. So now, one thing they put together is like First Friday, the ArtWalk, and on First Friday you see families down here, strollers and just people out … the community, they want stuff. And really like all that stuff that they’re doing, it hits close to home with me, with all the stuff and the changes and growth that I’m trying to do, which is express myself as an artist. I get a lot of satisfaction out of expressing myself, and it’s just like I’m finding … it’s like an old love that I’m being reacquainted with. Because in high school and stuff I was all about art class. I did installation art where, at that school I went to … let’s say parents come to visit their kids and they walk through the art building, well, they see this big installation piece with like some immigration shit going on! Little toy soldiers lined up on sand on a map, lined up alongside the U.S./Mexico border.
You’ve had a lot to say about that before. With the election coming up and the Latino vote being so important, will you involve yourself at all in politics, use your platform to reach out? As of now, I haven’t really felt compelled to really say much, and it probably comes back to feeling jaded a little bit to where like everyone’s really excited about Obama, you know, “Oh, shit! There’s hope and there’s change!” Everyone has these unrealistic expectations. You know, because stuff was so bad, in my opinion, right up to that point. You’ve got all this war … so, you know, they promise, “We’re going to bring all the troops home! We’re getting up out of there,” “We’re against war,” and all these things, but I’m just to the point where I feel like, you know, we have two people to choose from, and that’s one more option than a dictatorship in a way. Or like a Third World country, where just like, “Okay, he’s the king, and he’s there because his daddy was the king, and his granddaddy was the king.” Here, it’s just kind of like … for instance, if my daughter wants to argue with me in the morning, she’s like, “No, I want to wear this!” It’s totally mismatched. I’m gonna look like a bad dad if she wears it. So I’m like, “Okay, I’m gonna let you pick your clothes. Now check this out: You have these two options, which are already pre-approved by me.” [laughs] You know? And she’s like, “Great! I have a choice!” And that’s just kind of how I look at things. But I don’t know — as of now, I really don’t have too much
of an opinion. I just kind of stay out of it. And really, I’ve tried to keep my mouth closed about a lot of that stuff because I don’t want people viewing me as the type of opportunist to where, “Ah, yeah — if there’s a campaign … how do I align myself with it?” Do you feel like your music has taken a different direction to where something like that wouldn’t be such a part of it? I guess one way to explain it is that in my opinion, a lot of people saw They Can’t Deport Us All from a political standpoint, like it’s strictly political. And to me, the reason I love the slogan so much is because I look back at my career and to me, that’s like a really, really bright moment. Well, it was bittersweet. It was mixed. But the slogan itself, to me, I love the slogan because to me, it’s like some of my greatest art. I look at it as art, because even though it was an album on a label and there was a budget behind it, I felt like we stuck with our guns with that title because in the long run, in a sense, not only did it help define where I stood on things and what I was about, but I was drawing the line in the sand. Beyond that, I’m very proud of it because I felt like I made a statement that … I don’t want to say it’s poetic or anything like that, but I just felt like it’s in your face and that — at the time, that was my style of expression.
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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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SHERLOCK’S B F 1952 W. Gray. 713.521.1881 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
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
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
HOUSTON TEXANS GRILLE SB 12848 Queensbury Ln. #208 713.461.2002 www.houstontexansgrille.com
RON’S PUB B 1826 Fountainview. 713.977.4820 www.ronspub.com
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
SAM’S BOAT B 5720 Richmond. 713.781.2628 SIGNATURE LOUNGE L 5959 Richmond. 713.636.2087 www.signatureloungehouston.com
CAPONE’S B LM 4304 Westheimer. 713.840.0010 www.caponeshouston.com
STEREO LIVE 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 www.stereolivehouston.com
ARMADILLO PALACE B F 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com
CRU W 2800 Kirby. 713.528.9463 www.cruawinebar.com
SAINT GENEVIEVE 2800 Kirby. 713-524-2441 www.saintgen.com
BAKER STREET PUB B LM 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com
DOWNING STREET B L 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com
THE BAR B InterContinental Hotel 2222 W. Loop South. 713.627.7200
BRIAN O’NEILL’S B 5555 Morningside. 713.522.2603 www.brianoneills.com
ESTATE LOUNGE B L 2303 Richmond Ave. 832.581.3196 www.estatehouston.com
THE BIG EASY B LM 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 www.thebigeasyblues.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
SIMONE ON SUNSET W 2418 Sunset. 713.636.3033 www.simoneonsunset.com
FIREHOUSE SALOON C LM 5930 Southwest Frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com
SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE B 5901 Westheimer. 713.266.7768 www.spotlightkaraoke.com
SALENTO WINE CAFE W F 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com
DENIM BAR B F 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com
MUGSY’S B 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118 www.mugsyshouston.com
BLVD LOUNGE B F 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111
YARD HOUSE B F 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. CityCentre. 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com
BRONX BAR B 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9691
ZIMM’S B L 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002 www.zimmsbar.com
THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S B F 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.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
RUDYARD’S B F 2010 Waugh. 713.521.0521
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 MERCER LOUNGE C 3302 Mercer. 713.627.1132 www.mercerhouston.com MEZZANINE LOUNGE SB F 2200 Southwest Frwy. 713.528.6399 www.mezzaninelounge.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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HOUSTON ASTROS WIVES 23RD ANNUAL BLACK TIES & BASEBALL CAPS WHY HOUSTON AREA WOMEN’S CENTER WHERE MINUTE MAID PARK FIELD WHEN AUGUST 16 Minute Maid Park field was transformed into a plush venue during the muchanticipated gala chaired by Astros wives Summer Barnes and Mary Catherine Melancon. The event honored Gregg and Trish Perkin of Engineering Partners Int’l. who were recognized for their many years of support. Legendary announcer Milo Hamilton emceed and Great Day Houston’s Deborah Duncan hosted the auction. Up for grabs were a Minute Maid Park rooftop dinner with Chef Bryan Caswell and final tickets to the 2013 Master’s Cup. Impressionist Rich Little was on hand to entertain the lively crowd.
Photography by PWL Studio
Milo Hamilton, Jim Crane
Beverly Wren, Craig Biggio
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Sam Governale, Judy Nichols, Josh Governale
Carla and Chris Snyder
Roberto Clemente, Jr., Melissa Lima
Myla and Fernando Rodriguez
1. Laundry unit 5. Grocery carrier 9. Parts of fedoras 14. Inexact estimate phrase 15. Extra-terrestrial vehicles, for short 16. Shot glass capacity, roughly 17. Hockey fake-out 18. N.Y.C. home of “The Persistence of Memory” 19. Kind of wave 20. Italian fashion designer famous for men’s suits and ties 23. School address, in e-mail 24. Tolkien tree creature 25. Marked down 28. Lustful deity 30. Like a chimney 32. Weapon of modern warfare, initially 33. Retail stores 36. Pesky bug 37. Big event for the rag trade in Houston this October 39. Electric swimmers 41. Resident of the 49th state
42. Co. that merged into Verizon 43. Soviet Union, briefly 44. Removable car roofs 48. Musical interval 50. CBS forensic drama 52. Letter before sigma 53. French fashion designer famous for creating the A-line dress 57. Dublin-born film star Milo 59. Paddles 60. Gen. ___ E. Lee 61. Suspicious 62. Cpl.’s inferiors 63. “I cannot tell ___” 64. Merits 65. Corset stiffener 66. Sweat unit
DOWN 1. Hunting quarters 2. Tater Tots maker 3. Request to see 4. Active type 5. Spice often added to curries 6. What Sherlock said the game was 7. Tomato type 8. Royal Russian
9. Plant biology 10. Excavation site, perhaps 11. Calligrapher’s purchase 12. Elton John’s longtime label 13. Poivre’s partner 21. They might make you sick 22. Hairstyle named for a Native American tribe 26. Meadow 27. N.Y.C. summer hrs. 29. Affirmative votes 30. Loud, like a crowd 31. Transgressions 34. First part of a study 35. Lubricates 36. Lady’s man 37. Maker of arrows
By Scott Ward
38. Enjoy a homecooked meal 39. Vanity 40. Catchall abbreviation 43. Beachgoer’s hazard 45. Maryland’s state bird 46. Irrational fear 47. Pigeon-holed 49. Former Irish head of state Bertie 50. Approximately, in dates 51. Prone to back talk 54. Soaks up, as gravy 55. President who later became Chief Justice 56. Less than colorful 57. Bullring bravo 58. __ of Tranquility
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