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volume 12 | issue 141 letter from the editor Photography by Gabriella Nissen

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offee, walk the dog, yoga, office, email, edit, write, lunch, coffee, email, write, run, walk the dog, make dinner, wash clothes, clean dinner mess, check emails, wash face, watch The Daily Show, bed – repeat.

behind the scenes at the food shoot

My days entail all of that day after day, except the order changes sometimes, plus you have to sprinkle in Facebook, events, grocery store, dry cleaners, etc. I could go on and on. The point you ask? Food+Drink is always present, and cooking is my therapy/break in the day. It’s a task that I start and complete with mostly good results (except for those awful parmesan popovers with tofu I tried to make a few weeks ago). I’m addicted to trying new recipes or using them as a guide and tweaking as I go. I look forward to making it home (after all of the above has been said and done) and pouring myself a glass of wine, popping in my iPod in the kitchen docking station and listening to music as I get lost cooking a meal. Sometimes it’s just for two, other night it’s for 10, sometimes it’s 2 different meals on the same nights since my husband eats meat and I don’t. But the result is usually the same: I end up more relaxed and astonished at my capabilities. In this issue you’ll find cookbooks that captivate, interviews with restaurateurs saving local architecture, a nonprofit creating a personal cookbook that gives back in more ways than one, new spirits and a spread fit for kings. Lance Scott Walker sits down for a tête à tête with Anthony Bourdain on page 68, who by the way, will be in Houston at Jones Hall on the 20th. Speaking of tête à tête’s, we started blogging about 002 life. That includes regular days, the events we go to and more. Just go to www.002mag.com, under the Goodies tab. There’s also a special Food & Drink section where local restaurants and stores tell you why they’re great. Before I go, join us at Fleming’s at CityCentre September 1 for Happy Hour!

PUBLISHER alejandro martinéz ext 16 a.martinez@002mag.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR carla valencia de martinéz ext 13 c.valencia@002mag.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR victoria bartlett ART DIRECTOR alex rosa ext 17 arosa@002mag.com LIFESTYLE EDITOR beatrice valencia ext 11 bvalencia@002mag.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR rocco the office gato pixie ibañez ext 10 pixie@002mag.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER william king ext 18 w.king@002mag.com ADVERTISING EXECUTIVES carlos valencia ext 12 cevalencia@002mag.com jarrod klawinsky ext 15 jklawinsky@002mag.com ACCOUNTS PAYABLES isabel terraso ext 14 isabel@002mag.com PHOTOGRAPHERS cody bess, kim coffman, kennon evett, jill hunter, jaime lagdameo, gabriella nissen, daniel ortiz, jackson potts, anthony rathbun, sofia van der dys CONTRIBUTING WRITERS susan bynam, sandra gunn, reyne haines, travis jones, tim moloney, jenni rebecca stephenson, lance scott walker, scott ward, evan wetmore CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS patrick peñas, roswitha vogler, thomas r. dubrock, carlos canales, ignacio urquiza, julie soefer, john boni, brad sechler, michelle watson, robert maxwell, deb taylor, pam francis, luke savisky, harlan taylor, jenny antill, www.lastnightpics.com SUMMER INTERN evan wetmore

EARTHLY DELIGHTS Earthly Delights Photography by Gabriella Nissen Food Styling by Carla Valencia de Martinez Herbs from Gabriella's garden + Cheeses from Central Market

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table of contents

october

fashion issue

66 31 royers round top

september 2010

32 A MODERN DAY FEAST 34 people of houston 36 costumes for cocktails 37 cooking caliente

4 letter from the editor 6 table of contents 7 scene 8 houston map 10 downtown map

38 FOOD + DRINK 46 things I like love

48 MOUTHWATERING BOOKS 50 002 profile: becks prime 52 architecture+design: fab lab house

54 ARCHICHAT

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56 MENtertainment

scene uptown map + scene on our radar calendar museum district

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tools + toys+gadgets wise guy it’s cool to know how to brush restaurant listings

66 DINEWRITE: FOOD TRUCK PHENOM

20 art houses + museums + exhibits 22 for art’s sake: art palace 24 nonprofit: heroes for children

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68 ANTHONY BOURDAIN 70 PROHIBITION

26 phone shot 27 spacetaker

77 54 28 born cool. grow hip. 30 retail wrap: flora & muse

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72 the scene 76 recording

77 CLUB REVIEW: GLITTER KARAOKE 78 80 81 82

nightlife bea here now cd reviews + before we go crossword puzzle


Photography by Thomas R. DuBrock

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EVENT LOCAL COLOR WHY 2010 GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART BENEFIT AND AUCTION WHERE AT THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART AND THE LILLIE AND HUGH ROY CULLEN SCULPTURE GARDEN WHEN MAY 7

Over 170 underwriters arrived for cocktails and dinner catered by Swift+Company under tents in Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. The crowd later swelled to about 300 as additional guests arrived for the after-party portion of the evening, consisting of dessert and a silent auction. The silent auction featured 73 artworks by David Aylsworth, Natasha Bowdoin and Karen Bradshaw among others.

Courtney and Christopher Sarofim

Hermann and Aliyya Stude

John and Cecile Puckett

Joseph Havel, Maril Andrade, Alfred Glassell III

Martha Long, Carla Knobloch

Amy Purvis, Rusty and Joanna Wortham

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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 Children’s Museum...........................23 Houston Museum of Natural Science.......24 Houston Arboretum..........................25 Houston Theater District...................26 The Woodlands.................................27


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uptown+ galleria map

EVENT 2010 ALLEY THEATRE JET SETTERS’ BALL WHY TO CELEBRATE THE PRODUCTION OF BOEING-BOEING WHERE 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSUEM, HOBBY AIRPORT WHEN MAY 15 More than 300 Jet Setters gathered at Hobby Airport’s 1940 Terminal Museum for a night of pure sophistication. Guests, dressed in some of their most lavish garments, danced the night away to music from the Marianne Bennett Orchestra, dined on delish cuisine by City Kitchen, and even found some time to raise more than $615,000 for The Alley’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. I guess Jet Setters always find time to do it all. Nicely done!

Melissa and Michael Mithoff

Joyce Echols, Kristen Cannon

Bo Hopson, Greggory Burk

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Lynn Wyatt, Kristi Schiller

Ashley Allen, David Cordua

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Lindsay Holstead, Courtney Hopson, Kirby McCool

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SPA WEEK Listen up, beauties on a budget! Spa Week 2010 is coming to Houston next month, offering fabulous five-star treatments at its signature $50 price point. Go get preened, primped and pampered at The Spa at St. Regis Houston, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Houston and ZaSpa at Hotel ZaZa, among others, October 11-17! Begin booking appointments directly with participating spas (list available at www.spaweek.com) on September 13.

GASTRO PAPPAS LIKE WE NEEDED ANYONE ELSE TO CONFIRM OUR SUSPICIONS THAT HOUSTON HAS AMONG THE BEST FOOD AND WINE IN THE COUNTRY. LONGTIME LOCAL FAVORITE PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE HOUSTON HAS DESERVEDLY EARNED THE GRAND AWARD FROM WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE – A BADGE HISTORICALLY GIVEN TO ONLY 77 OTHER RESTAURANTS WORLDWIDE! AS THE ONLY RECIPIENT OF THE GRAND AWARD IN TEXAS, PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE HOUSTON’S SUPERIOR COLLECTION OF 33,000 BOTTLES AND 3,000 WINES IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD. SUR LA TABLE Sur La Table, Houston’s kitchenware Mecca and haven for domestic divas everywhere, recently welcomed Carlos Meltzer as the resident chef and culinary manager at the River Oaks location. A supporter of fresh and local ingredients, Carlos is hosting his Fabulous Foods of Spain class on September 11, or his Gluten-Free Baking class on the 28th! More info at www.cookingclasses.surlatable.com. TASTING ROOM JERRY LASCO, THE MAN BEHIND LOCAL FAVORITES MAX’S WINE DIVE AND THE BLACK DOOR, RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT WEST HOUSTON’S UPSCALE CITYCENTRE WILL BE HOME TO HIS THIRD THE TASTING ROOM WINE CAFÉ LOCATION. THIS VENUE WILL FEATURE A LUSH, SPACIOUS INTERIOR, AND AN EQUALLY IMPRES-

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SIVE PATIO – 6,500 SQUARE FEET OF AN OUTDOOR “URBAN OASIS.” PATRONS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO OPEN-FIRE COOKING, AN EXPANSIVE WINEBY-THE-GLASS MENU AND A DELICIOUS TAPAS/RAW BAR. BOTTOMS UP! HOTEL SORELLA Houston’s Hotel Sorella CityCentre is partnering with MD Anderson all month long in order to restock the patient book cart and library. Through September 30, any guest who brings a new book (or book on tape!) valued at $7 or more will receive $10 in room, food and beverage breakfast credit. Not spending the night? Locals can grab a free cup of Illy coffee at Café Rosé for their donation. Just a tip – books for teenagers and young adults are in especially high demand! BLOOM Have YOU heard about BLOOM? It’s all about change! Houstonians should keep their eyes peeled over the next few weeks for some very important watering cans around town. Customers of various retailers, including Michael Kemper Salon and Muse, are encouraged to drop their spare change in these watering cans in order to benefit BLOOM, The Women’s Home annual fundraising dinner on November 12. This year’s dinner will celebrate the opening of a new, reasonably priced housing complex for our city’s women in need.

HOME/DESIGN We all remember Thom Filicia’s fab style on the hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Now the famous TV personality and designer to the stars has a multifaceted furniture collection, featured at Houston retailer James Craig Furnishings. Thom’s designs are unique in that everything coordinates as opposed to matching – and he keeps your wallet in mind, too!

MANOLO Calling all Carrie Bradshaws of Houston! Neiman Marcus Houston will be hosting the man behind the shoe on Wednesday, September 29. Manolo Blahnik himself will be in the shoe salon for a personal appearance and shoe signing (of his creations only, of course, and the purchase must be made that day in the store). Mark your calendars, girls, and start saving up so you can afford this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that would make any fashionista jealous!


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calendar SEPTEMBER SUNDAY

PERFORMING ARTS + CONCERTS + SPORTS + FESTIVALS + GENERAL INTEREST

MONDAY

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT

check out our full calendar @ 002mag.com Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 7:30pm CWMP John Mayer 7pm HOB Back in Black- Tribute to AC/DC 8pm Jones HS POPS: Broadway Rocks! 7:30pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 3pm MOT Bollywood Blast 8pm Reliant Center: Fiestas Patrias 12pm Robertson Stadium Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes 7:30pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 3pm

ALLEY THEATRE: alleytheatre.org CWMP: woodlandscenter.org HOBBY CENTER: 713.315.2525 thehobbycenter.org HOUSE OF BLUES: hob.com JONES HALL: 713.227.3974 joneshall.org MAIN STREET THEATRE: 713.524.6706 mainstreettheatre.com MERIDIAN: meridian.com MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE (MOT): milleroutdoortheatre.com

LABOR DAY

MINUTE MAID PARK: astros.mlb.com RELIANT PARK: reliantpark.com STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE: 713.527.0123 stagestheatre.com TOYOTA CENTER: 1.866.4HOU toyotacentertix.com VERIZON THEATRE: verizonwirelesstheatre.com WAREHOUSE LIVE: warehouselive.com WORTHAM CENTER: 713.237.1439 worthamcenter.org

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm Warehouse Autolux 8pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 7:30pm CWMP Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Uproar 3:15pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 3pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 1:05pm Reliant Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts 12pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 3pm Warehouse AftonLive Showcase 6pm Wortham HB: Body, Soul & Gershwin 2pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 7:30pm Jones HS: Bronfman’s Tchaikovsky 2:30pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 3pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds 1:05pm Reliant Center: Houston Gun Collectors Show 9am | Center: The Home & Garden Market 11am | Arena: Curious George Live! 1 & 5pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 3pm Toyota Madea’s Big Happy Family w/ Tyler Perry 3 & 7:30pm Wortham HB: Body, Soul & Gershwin 2pm

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September 22-26, 2nd Indian Film Festival presented by the Indian Film Festival of Houston at Studio Movie Grill. For more information, call 713.260.9630 or visit www.iffhinc.org.

Houston Chamber Choir performance, A Renaissance Feast, 7:30pm at the CoCathedral of the Sacred Heart. Visit www.houstonchamberchoir.org or call 713.224.5566 for more information.

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 7:30pm Jones HS: Wagner’s “Ring” Without Words 2:30pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 3pm Reliant Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys 12pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 3pm Verizon Jagermeister Music Tour: Slayer, Megadeth w/ Anthrax 7pm Wortham HB: Jewels 2pm

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HOB Crystal Castles 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 3pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers 7:05pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm MOT Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance 11am | Minute Maid Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers 7:05pm | Reliant Houston Chronicle Job Fair 10am

September 14, Best Cellars Celebrity Dinner, 7pm at River Oaks Country Club. Benefitting Cancer and AIDS research. For information, please visit www.BestCellarsDinners.com or call 615.256.2002.

HOB Mike Posner Up In Air Tour 6:30pm Jones SPA: Anthony Bourdain: Up Close and Personal 8pm Verizon Pixies 8pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm HOB O.A.R. & The Dirty Heads 7pm Reliant Aren: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2010 7:30pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm Minute Maid Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals 1:05pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm CWMP Honda Civic Tour Presents Paramore 6:30pm Hobby Adam Lambert 8pm Jones Michael Bolton w/ Houston Symphony 7:30pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 7:30pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm HOB Blasphemous Rumors- Tribute to Depeche Mode Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 7:30pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 7:05pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm Toyota How Sweet the Sound 7:30pm Wortham HB: Body, Soul & Gershwin 7:30pm

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September 21, Legacy Community Health Services 8th Annual Luncheon, 11:30am at The Wortham Theatre Center. For more info, contact Michael Mandola at mandola@legacycommunityhealth.org or 713.574.9736.

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm CWMP Kings of Leon 7:30pm HOB Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, The Small Ponds & Roy Jay 6:30pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm CWMP HS: Broadway Showstoppers 8pm HOB Rodrigo Y Gabriela 7pm Reliant Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Preseason) 7pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm

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September 16-October 2, Among the Thugs at Kryptonite. Presented by Horse Head Theatre. Visit www.horseheadtheatre.org for more information.

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 7:30pm HOB Jukebox The Ghost 7pm | Drive by Truckers 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 7:30pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm Wortham HB: Jewels 7:30pm

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September 25, “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” starring Frank Sinatra, Jr., 8pm at The Grand 1894 Galveston Opera House. For information, visit www.thegrand.com.

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MOT The Magic Flute 11am Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm

September 30, Camp For All Round Top Overnight, 4pm at Camp For All in Burton. Contact Kate Yadan at 713.686.5666 or visit www.campforall.org for more info.

CWMP HS: The Planets- An HD Odyssey 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 7:30pm MOT The Magic Flute 11am Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30pm

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Flock of Seagulls, 7-10pm at the Houston Zoo’s Duck Lane. Hosted by FLOCK, Houston Zoo’s Young Professionals Group. An 80’s themed party! For more info, visit www.houstonzoo.org/flock/.


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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 8pm CWMP Dave Matthews Band 7pm HOB Margaret Cho “Cho Dependent” Tour 7:30pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 7:05pm MOT Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance 8pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Warehouse Life As Lions 7pm

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Ronan Tynan, 8pm at The Grand 1894 Galveston Opera House. For information, visit www.thegrand.com.

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 8pm CWMP Creed 7:30pm Jones HS POPS: Broadway Rocks! 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm MOT Mercury Baroque: Brandenburg in the Park 8pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Toyota Budweiser Superfest 7pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 8pm CWMP Jonas Brothers 7pm HOB 1999- Prince Tribute 8pm | Le Freak 9pm Jones Houston Symphony Opening Night of 20102011, 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm MOT Ballet Folklorico: Revolucion Mexicana 11am | Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance 8pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 6:05pm

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Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Wortham HB: Body, Soul & Gershwin 7:30pm

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 8pm CWMP Kiss 6:30pm HOB The Dan Band 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm MOT 14th Annual Grand Taiko Festival 8pm Minute Maid Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds 7:05pm Reliant Curious George Live! 10:30am, 7pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Toyota A.R. Rahman’s Jai Ho Concert 8:30pm Wortham HB: Body, Soul & Gershwin 7:30pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 8pm Hobby Ars Lyrica: La Dirindina 7:30pm Jones HS: Wagner’s “Ring” Without Words 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm MOT 16th Annual Weekend of Contemporary Dance 8pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Verizon An Evening with the Black Crowes 8pm Warehouse Ludo 6pm CWMP Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/ ZZ Top 7:30pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 & 8pm| Jones HS: Bronfman’s Tchaikovsky 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm MOT 14th Annual Grand Taiko Festival 7:30pm Reliant Center: Houston Gun Collectors Show 9am | The Home & Garden Market 10am | Arena: Curious George Live! 11am & 3pm Robertson Dynamo vs. Toronto FC 7:30pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Toyota Madea’s Big Happy Family w/ Tyler Perry 3 & 8pm Wortham HB: Body, Soul & Gershwin 7:30pm

Alley A Beheading in Spokane 2:30 &8pm CWMP Rush 7:30pm Jones HS: Wagner’s “Ring” Without Words 8pm Main Street The Doctor’s Dilemma 8pm MOT Dance Around the World 11am | 16th Annual Weekend of Contemporary Dance 8pm Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm Verizon Citizen Cope 8pm Warehouse Flyleaf 7pm Wortham HB: Jewels 7:30pm

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Alley A Beheading in Spokane 8pm CWMP Clay Walker 7:30pm HOB Justin Nozuka 7pm Jones HS POPS: Broadway Rocks! 8pm MOT District D Night at the Movies- Avatar 7:30 Stages The Marvelous Wonderettes 8pm

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1. The Menil ColleCTion www.menil.org   

Objects of Devotion, thru October 31, explores the ways in which art supported religious practice in different times and places. Objects ranging from small-scale works of personal nature, such as Byzantine pilgrim ampoule, to a Maya vessel used in ninth-century chocolate drinking rituals, to architectural sculpture, including a thirteenth-century Japanese Shinto shrine figure, allow us to consider the various roles to which objects are put in the service of establishing, reinforcing and refining spiritual beliefs. 2. housTon CenTer for PhoTograPhy www.hcponline.org  

Created and Found Maps – Exploration of Self and World, opening September 10, is a unique exhibition that explores the way artists are using mapping as a means of exploring both our interior, private world as well as the external, political world. 3. The roThko ChaPel www.rothkochapel.org  

An intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief, this modern meditative environment was inspired by the paintings of American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. The Chapel serves as both art museum and public forum and hosts a range of educational programs, inter-religious dialogues and symposia on critical issues. 4. ByzanTine fresCo ChaPel MuseuM www.menil.org/visit/byzantine.php  

Intimate in scale, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum is the repository of the only intact Byzantine frescoes of this size and importance in the Western Hemisphere. It’s also a manifestation of the redemptive power of art: The chapel was expressly built to house 13-century Byzantine frescoes that had been looted from their original home in a small chapel in Lysi, Cyprus.

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CraftTexas 2010, opening on September 25, is the sixth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. This year, 73 works made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or

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found/recycled materials were selected from a pool of over 460 submissions. Works range in style from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary and were judged on criteria such as technical proficiency. The exhibition is particularly strong in conceptual jewelry created from innovative and alternative materials.

co and live mariachi – September 16 during Free Family Night. International Talk like a Pirate Day! Aaarrgghhh you ready, pirates? Ahoy! Live Action Pirate Show, Treasure Hunt, Break the Pirate Code and much more, September 19.

6. lawndale arT CenTer www.lawndaleartcenter.org  

Evening with Genetics – September 14: A seminar series offering families, teachers and health care providers the most current information on care, education and research for a variety of genetic conditions. Seminars are free and open to the community. Museum District Day – September 25: Visitors enjoy free general admission.

Tobiah Mundt – BEING, on view thru September 25, is an exhibit of fantastical creatures realized through sculpted wool and fabric. These works by artist Tobiah Mundt interpret and explore how we read and react to human emotion through anthropomorphic and zoomorphic forms, rendering feelings through facial expression, color, shape and physicality. Her works are created with a process called sculptural needle felting by which raw wool is shaped into three-dimensional form using barbed needles. 7. Buffalo soldiers naTional MuseuM www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com  

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum pays tribute to African-American military history from the Revolutionary War to modern times. During the 1860s, soldiers of the 10th U.S. Calvary were nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” for their fierce fighting ability and bravery. 8. holoCausT MuseuM housTon www.hmh.org 

Never Let It Rest! An Art Project by Hans Molzberger, on view thru October 3, is a documentary art project relating to the small town of Salzwedel in the SaxonyAnhalt region of Germany during the time of Nazi control. Included in the exhibit is historical documentation of events of the time and an art installation created to address specific issues of persecution, war propaganda and the concentration camps. The exhibit also includes oral testimonies from some of the women who were in the camp and now live in the United States and Israel. 9. Children’s MuseuM of housTon www.cmhouston.org   

Help Wanted! The Children’s Museum of Houston wants you to be prepared for the future. September 18 is a great opportunity for kids to be exposed to different types of careers. What better way to prepare for the future than by having fun and knowing the possibilities are endless when you are prepared. Mexico’s 200th Birthday Celebration: Celebrate Fiestas Patrias with “Grito” reenactment, ballet folklori-

10. The healTh MuseuM www.thehealthmuseum.org   

11. housTon MuseuM of naTural sCienCe www.hmns.org   

Secrets of the Silk Road, on view thru January 2, 2011, is a historic exhibition of 150 objects drawn from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology in Urumqi, China, which reveals surprising details about the people who lived along the ancient Silk Road. An impressive array of objects is included in the exhibition to represent the full extent of the Silk Road, where lavish goods, technologies and ideas between East and West were adopted and exchanged. 12. housTon zoo www.houstonzoo.org   

Dinosaurs! Journey back in time to the days when giant, fearsome dinosaurs ruled the earth and mighty T-Rex was king of the land. On view thru September 6, the Zoo’s animatronic Land of Dinosaurs features 10 primeval lost creatures. Feast with the Beast Returns! Event will be held November 5. Exotic culinary fare from over 50 of Houston’s hottest restaurants and Spin Doctors live on the Bud Light stage. Advance tickets go on sale September 7 on-line at www.houstonzoo.org. Enter promo code ‘002’ for a tasty discount until September 17. 13. riCe universiTy arT gallery www.ricegallery.org  

Sarah Oppenheimer D17, opening September 16. Sarah Oppenheimer rethinks and reinvents the most taken-for-granted elements of architectural space – planes and holes. Within existing spaces she creates new walls, passages and shaped holes to investigate how different kinds and configurations of perforated planes affect our perceptual experience of built space.


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arresting works that blend filmmaking, painting and performance art. She treats the celluloid as both a medium to record actions and a surface to be manipulated – often with unconventional and disparate substances.

Drawings from Nature: Landscapes by Liebermann, Corinth and Slevogt , opening September 12. Drawings from Nature offers an extraordinary 16. the Jung center oF houston www.junghouston.org   glimpse into the creative process Annual HSPVA Juried Show on view thru August 28, and demonstrates the significant 2010. role landscape played throughout the careers of the three artists. More than 40 works are 17. czech center MuseuM www.czechcenter.org    showcased, gathered from 20 museums and The Czech Center Museum Houston private collections in the United States and 14th ANNUAL works to preserve, record and celebrate Europe. The selections reveal the artists’ MUSEUM DISTRICT the language, scholarship and arts of exceptional mastery of the expressive powers Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and of drawing and printmaking. DAY, SATURDAY, Slovakia. 15. conteMPorary arts MuseuM houston www.camh.org   

Perspectives 171: Jennifer West, on view thru September 26. Working in film and film installation, Jennifer West makes exciting and visually

SEPTEMBER 25, FROM 10am TO 5pm. 17 MUSEUMS, FREE GENERAL ADMISSION. FOR PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS LOG ON TO WWW.HOUSTONMUSEUMDISTRICT.ORG.

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An Artistic Union by Judith MroskiGonzalez and George Gonzalez, thru September 28. Realistic portraits, figurative and still life paintings in oil that strive to preserve the tradition of realism in art that has been inspired by techniques of the Old Masters.

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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 Thru November 13, Amy Patton 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 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 Thru September, Earth, Spin & Fire 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 Opening September 10, Paradigms in Paint and Wire by HJ Bott ARCHWAY GALLERY www.archwaygallery.com 2305 Dunlavy 713.522.2409 Thru September 30, A Closer Look by Cookie Wells

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1. diverseworks | 2. canal st. gallery 3. the artful corner | 4.inman gallery

ART LEAGUE HOUSTON www.artleaguehouston.org 1953 Montrose Blvd. 713.523.9530 BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY www.barbaradavisgallery.com 4411 Montrose 713.520.9200

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BERING & JAMES GALLERY www.beringandjames.com 805 Rhode Place #500, 713.524.0101 BETZ GALLERY www.betzgallery.com 1208 W. Gray 713.576.6954 BOOKER-LOWE GALLERYwww.bookerlowegallery.com 4623 Feagan St. 713.880.1541 Opening September 23, Fire & Water: New Australian Aboriginal Paintings from Yuendumu CANAL ST. GALLERY www.canalstreetgallery.com 2219 Canal St. 713.223.2219 Opening September 8, Out West by Glenn Lyles and Students

ELDER STREET GALLERY www.elderstreetartist.com 1101 Elder St. 281.250.4889

HCC-CENTRAL GALLERY www.centralfinearts.info 3517 Austin 713.718.6600

CAROLINE COLLECTIVE www.carolinecollective.cc 4820 Caroline St. 713.825.4613

FOTOFEST www.fotofest.org 1113 Vine St. 713.223.5522

HOUSTON LANDMARK GALLERY www.houstonlandmarkgallery.com 1200 McKinney 713.927.8800

COLTON & FARB GALLERY www.coltonfarbgallery.com 2445 North Blvd. 713.869.5151 Opening September 11, Heart Like Flowing Water by Yang Jin Long

G GALLERY www.ggalleryhouston.com 301 East 11th St. 713.822.4842 Opening September 4, New American Paintings

COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE www.thecollective.org 1413 Holman 713.523.1616 COMMUNE ON NORTH www.communeonnorth.com 2437 North Blvd. 713.526.3875 CTRL GALLERY www.ctrlgallery.com 3907 Main St. 713.523.2875 Opening September 10, A View From Nowhere II by Adam Humphries and Alexis Granwell DAKOTA GALLERY www.dakotaframing.com/dfp/dakotagallery.asp 2324 Shearn St. 713.523.7440 DARKE GALLERY www.darkegallery.com 5321 Feagan 713.542.3802 DESANTOS GALLERY www.desantosgallery.com 1724 Richmond 713.520.1200 DIVERSEWORKS www.diverseworks.org 1117 East Freeway 713.223.8346 Opening September 10, Before, During, After by New Orleans Artist DOMY BOOKS www.domystore.com 1709 Westheimer 713.523.3669

GALLERY 1724 www.gallery1724.blogspot.com 1724 Bissonnet St. 713.523.2547 Opening September 25, Recent Works by Isaac Powell and Altars by Smitty Regula GALLERY SONJA ROESCH www.gallerysonjaroesch.com 2309 Caroline 713.659.5424 GITE GALLERY www.thegitegallery.com 2024 East Alabama St. 713.523.3311 GOLDESBERRY GALLERY www.goldesberrygallery.com 2625 Colquitt 713.528.0405 Opening September 11, Edward McCartney Jewelry 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 Opening September 10, Edge of Awakening by Nicola Parente H GALLERY www.hgallery.org 617 W 19th. 713.417.4888

HOUSTON STUDIOS 707 Walnut St. 713.223.0951

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HOLLYWOOD FRAME GALLERY www.hollywoodframegallery.com 2427 Bissonnet 713.942.8885 HOOKS-EPSTEIN www.hooksepsteingalleries.com 2631 Colquitt St. 713.522.0718 Opening September 11, Mapmaker by Bernard Mattox INMAN GALLERY www.inmangallery.com 3901 Main St. 713.526.7800 Opening September 10, New Math by Emily Joyce KINZELMAN ART CONSULTING www.kinzelmanart.com 3909 Main St. 713.533.9923 KOELSCH GALLERY www.koelschgallery.com 703 Yale 713.626.0175 Thru September 18, Just Kiddin’ Around by Vanessa Estrada LAURA RATHE FINE ART www.laurarathe.com 2707 Colquitt 713.527.7700 Opening September 11, Bryan Lafaye & David Harouni LAURA U COLLECTION www.lauraucollection.com 1840 Westheimer 713.522.0855 LAZZARA ART GALLERY www.gallerialazzara.com 5400 Mitchelldale St. 713.681.068


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M2 GALLERY www.gallerymsquared.com 339 W. 19th St. 713.861.6070

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McCLAIN GALLERY www.mcclaingallery.com 2242 Richmond Ave. 713.520.9988 McMURTREY GALLERY www.mcmurtreygallery.com 3508 Lake St. 713.523.8238 Opening September 11, Ethereal by Troy Woods MEREDITH LONG GALLERY www.meredithlonggallery.com 2323 San Felipe 713.523.6671 MIDTOWN ART CENTER www.midtownartcenter.com 3414 La Branch 713.521.8803 MONTROSE ART SOCIETY www.montroseartsociety.com 4715 Main St. 713.316.0402 MOODY GALLERY www.moodygallery.com 2815 Colquitt 713.526.9911 Opening September 11, 35th Anniversary Exhibit MOTHER DOG STUDIOS www.motherdogstudios.com 720 Walnut 713.229.9760 NAUHAUS GALLERY www.texascollaborative.com 223 E. 11th St. 713.261.1409 Opening September 11, The Truth About Trees by Suzanne Manns

RUDOLPH PROJECTS I ARTSCAN GALLERY www.rudolphprojects.com 1836 Richmond Ave. 713.807.1836 SICARDI GALLERY www.sicardi.com 2246 Richmond Ave. 713.529.1313 SPACE125 GALLERY www.haatx.com 3201 Allen Parkway 713.527.9330 STUDIO SEVEN 1107 East Freeway 713.224.5555 TALENTO BILINGUE www.tbhcenter.com 333 S. Jensen Dr. 713.222.1213 THE ARTFUL CORNER www.theartfulcorner.com 3423 White Oak Dr. 713.426.4278 Opening September 10, Botanika by Gabriella Nissen will showcase a series of gorgeous flower portraits by the award-winning fine commercial photographer and 002houston contributor! A must see. THOM ANDRIOLA www.newgallery.net 2627 Colquitt 713.520.7053

NOLAN-RANKIN GALLERIES www.nolan-rankingalleries.com 6 Chelsea Blvd. 713.528.0664

THORNWOOD GALLERY www.thornwoodgallery.com 2643 Colquitt St. 713.528.4278

O’KANE GALLERY www.uhd.edu One Main St.@UHD 713.221.8042

VAUGHAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY www.vaughanchristopher.com 1217 S. Shepherd 713.533.0816

PARKERSON GALLERY www.artnet.com/gallery/837/parkerson-gallery.html 3510 Lake St. 713.524.4945 PEEL GALLERY www.peelgallery.org 4411 Montrose Blvd. 713.520.8122 Opening September 10, Libby Black POST GALLERY www.postgallery.com 2121 Sage, Ste. 390, 713.622.4241 POISSANT GALLERY www.poissantgallery.com 5102 Center St. 713.868.9337 REDBUD GALLERY www.redbudgallery.com 303 E. 11th St. 713.862.2532 RETRO GALLERY www.retrogallery.com 1839 W. Alabama 713.522.7074

WADE WILSON ART www.wadewilsonart.com 4411 Montrose #200, 713.521.2977 Thru October 2, Recent Glass Works by Dante Marioni WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY www.watercolorhouston.org 1601 West Alabama 713.942.9966 Opening September 14, Bruce Williamson WINTER STREET STUDIOS www.winterstreetstudios.net 2101 Winter St. 713.862.0082 XNIHILO GALLERY www.xnil.org 2115 Taft St. 713.622.1846 Opens September 3, Streets Have Soul 2 ZARPOSH INDIA GALLERY www.zarposhindia.com 5910 Southwest Fwy. 713.668.2948

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ART OF THE YOUNG, GIFTED AND ART PALACE WHERE TALENTED-MANY SPEAKS | BE BLOWN AWAY

By Susan M. Bynam Photography by Anthony Rathbun

ARTURO PALACIOS, OWNER/DIRECTOR 281.501.2964 ARTURO@ARTPALACEGALLERY.COM | WWW.ARTPALACEGALLERY.COM

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ouston’s art scene is uniquely accessible – you can view art in world-class museums and galleries and even on public sidewalks during many acclaimed street festivals throughout the year. Yet, in the heart of Houston’s burgeoning Midtown District at 3913 Main Street lies Art Palace – a posh, upscale art gallery located just minutes from the city’s Museum city’s art scene, Arturo along with a group of acquaintances launched the Texas Biennial in the spring 2005, District – that is committed to promoting emerging, creative a statewide, juried art competition featuring visually stimulating, mixed media artwork by Texas-based artists. talent in and around Central Texas. One step into the Art Palace was born that same year for art enthusiasts and novice art collectors to enjoy such highly regard2,000sf viewing space substantiates the founder’s vision and ed artists as Elaine Bradford, Eric Zimmerman, Nathan Green and Ali Fitzgerald. desire to benchmark Art Palace as the premier site for showcasing incredibly unique, yet often complicated works of the Yet, the art scene reached a ceiling of growth in Austin – well, in Arturo’s mind anyway. “I had lived and young and gifted prior to their acclamation at the interna- worked in Austin since ’97, collaborating with a network of art professionals; it was a great place for me tional level. Initially founded by Arturo Palacios (Art Palace, and an array of local, young artists to thrive. Yet, in time, it became immensely difficult for such artists to Owner/Director) in the state’s capital in 2005, Arturo intu- gain exposure outside of the city.” So, in an effort to better serve its artists and growing audience, Art Palace itively meshed Austin’s heritage and culture with his ingenu- relocated to Houston in January 2010, bringing the energy, passion and edgy mixed media it cultivated in ity, willingness and passion to celebrate budding artists of Austin to audiences in Houston and beyond. our time, while feeding the city’s creative conscience through intriguing, impressive art exhibitions. During the hot summer days of this Deeply rooted in Texas culture, this Richmond, Texas native and Studio Art graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown grasped the wonder of blending influential tradition with urban, contemporary lifestyles, while remaining sensitive to the development needs of a roster of Texas artists. Never straying far from Austin’s motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” Art Palace garnered regional and national attention from Art in America, Art News, New York Times and Artnet.com – to name a few. Per Arturo, “I’ve always known that I would be involved in art, professionally, so it was important to me to acquire as much industry knowledge as possible. After college, I purposefully worked in art galleries for about seven years to not only gain experience, but to submerge myself into a lifestyle of collective creativity with others who also shared my vision and ideas.” Yearning to insightfully impact the

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past July and August, art fans wowed in the exhibition of 30-yearold, complex Seth Alverson. His most recent body of work combines haunting, dark imagery with memory to heighten self-reflexive paintings, while fusing rationality in futility to give meaning to everyday existence. Be further blown away by the next scheduled, solo exhibition from September 10 – October 23 featuring Peat Duggins’ latest sculptures, drawings and video pieces, including an artist reception on September 10 from 6-8pm, as well as an artist discussion at 2pm on September 11.

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nonprofit

By Evan Wetmore

HOPE&FAITH SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, AND A TOUGH REMINDER THAT CANCER CONTINUES TO BE THE NUMBER ONE DISEASE KILLER OF CHILDREN FROM THE AGE OF ONE YEAR THROUGH ADOLESCENCE. “Childhood cancer affects everyone in some capacity,” points out Texas Children’s Hospital social worker, Mital Brahmbhatt. “It doesn’t pick and choose by race, ethnicity or goes toward hospital bills, rent or mortgage, and socioeconomic status.” utilities (especially high electricity bills in the summer). Fortunately, there is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that is equally blind to demographics. “Heroes for Children doesn’t care about anything except for faith, hope and love, the fact that there is a child with cancer, and a family that is suffering,” explains Brahmbhatt. Heroes for Children (HFC) was founded by Dallas-area moms, Jenny Scott and Larissa Linton, in December 2004 after they each tragically lost a child to leukemia. In just five short years, HFC has provided over $2.5 million in program services to Texas families with children battling cancer. In addition to the stress, uncertainty and pain these families experience when facing childhood cancer, the financial toll becomes an increasingly unbearable burden. Cancer treatment usually lasts anywhere between six months and three years; the bills can pile up quickly. Families whose children are diagnosed with cancer typically endure financial struggles due to medical treatment, childcare for siblings, increased expenses (gas, hospital parking, overnight lodging) and potential lost income. After all, caring for a sick child is a full-time job, and many times, a parent will quit his or her job to hold a child’s hand through such a painful ordeal. HFC assists in alleviating this burden by providing a $750 check, usually within seven days. The organization also provides $1,000 to help with funeral costs, a true gift to families coping with a tragic loss. The process of receiving financial assistance goes entirely through a social worker at Texas Children’s or M.D. Anderson. The social worker conducts a psychosocial assessment and if there is a need for immediate help, he or she fills out the appropriate forms online. Most financial assistance provided by HFC

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“Heroes for Children just makes the whole experience better for them,” said Brahmbhatt. “They can focus on the journey instead of focusing on their lights getting turned off.” In addition to providing direct financial assistance, HFC Friends volunteer group provides social and emotional support to families through programs like Heroes Milestones, which helps patients celebrate achievements while they are still in treatment, such as a graduation or quinceanera. Last year’s Holiday Heroes gift-giving event culminated in a festive company-sponsored delivery party at Hotel ZaZa. Another popular HFC Friends event is the annual Valentine’s Party, which provides childcare while the parents are treated to a beautiful sit-down dinner – essentially giving many couples their first and only “date” since their child was diagnosed with cancer. “One of the nicest things that HFC did for us was our Valentine’s treat,” said Jennifer Waugh, mother of four, struggling with a recent move from the UK where the National Health Service would have provided her 3-year-old son Alex’s treatment free of charge. In addition to a five-star meal, the couples receive gift cards to local establishments and bottles of wine. “We felt like royalty after leaving that event,” said Waugh. Finally, Laptops for Love donates laptops to teenagers battling cancer. Because being in a hos-

pital for an extended period of time can seem isolated, things like email, Skype and Facebook can help patients reconnect to the outside world. Laptops also give teenagers the chance to keep up with schoolwork while undergoing treatment. After such a successful first five years, HFC has its sights set on an equally auspicious future. “Austin is our next target,” says Houston manager Mimi Bates. “We would love to go national, but we just hope to keep growing in Texas first. Our main goal is to be well-known in Texas, especially in association with childhood cancer.” Brahmbhatt, who started at Texas Children’s the same year Jenny and Larissa set off on their incredible journey, has watched HFC grow from humble beginnings into a highly effectual nonprofit organization. “There’s a buzz, and it’s starting to get louder and louder,” she says. “People are absolutely talking about Heroes for Children.” IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A DONATION OR LEARNING MORE ABOUT HEROES FOR CHILDREN, PLEASE CONTACT MIMI BATES AT MBATES@HEROESFORCHILDREN.ORG, AND CHECK OUT NEXT MONTH’S INCREDIBLE FUNDRAISER! - HOLD ’EM FOR HEROES: OCTOBER 14, HOUSTON RACQUET CLUB – GUYS, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU! - HOLD ’EM FOR HEROES KICK-OFF PARTY, PRESENTED BY DAVID YURMAN, SEPTEMBER 24, DAVID YURMAN, GALLERIA WWW.HEROESFORCHILDREN.ORG

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spacetaker artscene By Jenni Rebecca Stephenson

IN SEPTEMBER, OUR HEARTS ARE RINGING IN THE KEY OUR SOUL IS SINGING. OR SO GO THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE. SO, SING AND DANCE IN THE NIGHT AS INSPIRED BY ONE OF THE MANY GREAT EVENTS SEPTEMBER IS BRINGING OUR WAY.

Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater at Miller September 10 & 11, at 8pm Dominic Walsh Dance Theater kicks off another stellar season of contemporary ballet with a dynamic program of audience favorites including Walsh’s mysterious, yet whimsical I Napoletani, which will leave you craving pizza! Come see why company member Rachel Meyer received a 2010 Princess Grace Award and another, Domenico Luciano, was recently named Best Young Italian Dancer. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for an evening guaranteed to entertain and inspire! Miller Outdoor Theatre- FREE. For more information, call 281.373.3386 or visit www.dwdt.org. Photo by Gabriella Nissen Photography Iconic Portrait Strand September 11, 7 to 10pm An art exhibition in a funeral home? Fitting, as artist Nestor Topchy ‘pays his respects’ to Houston’s Who’s Who of the arts via 100 Byzantine-style portraits. Included in the exhibit are portraits of Edward Albee, Elizabeth McBride, Rick Lowe, Rahul Mitra, Terrell James, Mary Ellen Carroll, Bert Long, Forrest Prince, Kevin Cunningham, Bill Davenport, Michael Galbreth, Jack Massing, Joseph Helfenstein, Bill Arning, Toby Kamps, Franklin Sirmans and many others. Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors (1010 Bering Drive)FREE. For more information, contact Heidi Vaughan at 832.875.6477 or heidi@hivehouston.org. Media Archeology Festival: Texas Focus September 16-18, 8pm Aurora Picture Show and the University of Houston Mitchell Center for the Arts present a media archeological dig right from the heartland of Texas, curated by Mary Magsamen. An annual event, Media Archeology is a multi-day festival showcasing a variety of multidisciplinary artists, including Graffiti Research Labs Houston at Aurora Picture Show’s Video Library, PotterBelmar Labs at the Heights Theater and Luke Savisky at the Buffalo Bayou East End Silo Site. All events are free. For more program and location information, visit www.aurorapictureshow.org

Photo Eyetomary by Luke Savisky Parallel Universes at Winter Street September 18, 4 to 10pm Parallel Universes showcases a collection of Houston’s artists through the exploration of the relationship between art and quantum physics. One hundred artists collaborated to create two “Exquisite Corpses,” integrating their individual art pieces into two representations of ‘Parallel Universes.’ A total of 200 canvases will be exhibited at Winter Street Gallery. The reception is preceded by a panel discussion on the impact of physics on art by artists, scientists and collectors. Winter Street Studios (2101 Winter Street)- FREE. Ars Lyrica presents La Dirindina September 24, 7:30pm To kick off Ars Lyrica’s season, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars in Domenico Scarlatti’s comic intermezzo, La Dirindina, the only surviving work of its kind from the master of the harpsichord sonata. Featured are baritone Brian Shircliffe, tenor Joseph Gaines and the Ars Lyrica ensemble in a selection of other sinfonias by the Scarlatti family. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts- www.arslyricahouston.org. Universes’ Ameriville at DiverseWorks September 30-October 2 @ 7:30pm Ameriville, the latest production by creative troupe Universes, puts the state of the Union under a microscope. Through the use of explosive poetic storytelling accompanied by infectious rhythms of jazz, Gospel and hip-hop, Universes challenges the audience to look at our country’s perspective on race, poverty, politics, history and government based on the events of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. DiverseWorks Art Space (1117 East Freeway); tickets $15-10 (Pay What What You Want Thursday nights). Visit www.diverseworks.org for details. Photo: Ameriville by Harlan Taylor

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We are getting our “act together and taking it on the road!” On October 2, Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition join forces to host the first ARTernative Festival in Sugar Land’s Town Square Plaza, featuring a sampling of Houston’s best progressive arts groups! Take a ride with us! www.arternative.org

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HAYRI GURBUZ | FLORA & MUSE [bistro+bar+coffee+flowers] years in operation one month! 12860 Queensbury Ln., Houston TX 77024 [citycentre] | www.floraandmuse.com HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE BUSINESS? I have always been amazed by the hospitality business since my childhood. I worked in a few Mediterranean resorts when I was in high school summer breaks and witnessed how hospitality business can bring together different people from different locations/cultural backgrounds and create joyful experiences. My desire to discover and curiosity to learn took me to the US and after the completion of my master’s program, I got into the hotel business. Many years later my good friends and I decided to create a concept where people can gather and share happy moments together…and that was the beginning of Flora & Muse. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER STORES? Our goal was to create an entirely memorable experience that captures all the five senses. It represents a multifaceted bistro that will offer continuous food and beverage service from morning until late evening in a neoVictorian setting encompassing numerous indoor and alfresco seating vignettes. We will merge more traditional restaurant and bar elements with offerings such as a fresh flower stand, barista-style coffee counter, patisserie, wood-burning baking oven and proper afternoon tea service.

WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE LOOK FOR THAT THEY CAN ONLY GET WITH YOU? What I admire in other people is what I strive for achieving, such as integrity, humility and genuineness. This is what I will offer every customer and diner.

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Destination:

Round Top, Texas

by Reyne Haines

ROYERS ROUND

Top Cafe

CHERRY PIE Photo by Robert Maxwell

JUST A BIT NORTH OF HOUSTON IN THE SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN OF ROUND TOP, TEXAS (POPULATION 77) LIES THE BEST FOODIE SECRET: ROYERS ROUND TOP CAFÉ AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO IMPRESS TAKE THEM HERE. DRIVE OUT TO THE COUNTRY ON A SUNDAY MORNING FOR A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A DAY. BUT DON’T JUST SHOW UP AND EXPECT A SEAT – THEY ARE ONLY OPEN THURSDAY - SUNDAY. OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN PRIVY TO THIS LITTLE HOT SPOT MADE RESERVATIONS AHEAD OF YOU. Royers is a third-generation owned and operated cafe in the center of town. The outside of the building offers a porch to sit on while you wait for your table to be ready. The owner, Bud Royer, is there every day, sitting on the porch with you, calling out names and offering little tidbits of information MICAH’S SNAPPER about the town and the cafe while you wait. Photo by Deb Taylor Inside is chaotic. It’s a small place, and it feels very homey. Depending on how many are in your group, you might be seated with other patrons. You never know who you might get to sit with. It could be a family from Houston, a farmer from the neighboring town or the governor of Texas. Don’t let the small town fool ya. The food whipped up at this “family establishment” will rival any high-end restaurant Houston, Austin or Dallas has to offer. The menu offers something for everyone; whether you love seafood, poultry, steak or just a great salad – they’ve got it! The food is nothing short of mouthwatering, and always seems to add a unique twist. For example, the shrimp BLT can be ordered as a meal or in the appetizer portion made to share with the table. The shrimp is seasoned to perfection, served with a crispy strip of bacon, lettuce and tomato on jalapeno bread. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe it. SHRIMP BLT Photo by Robert Maxwell “The Great Steak”? A menu challenge! Royers wins! 10 oz. filet you can cut with a fork=best steak ever! Served with side choices of mashed potatoes, sautéed mushrooms and onions and a basket of warm rolls, just makes the steak more memorable! (With optional butter or an apple butter sauce you may want want to order a dozen rolls and a vat of the apple butter to go.) Go easy on the rolls so you have room for pie. The pies the Royers bake up are not your everyday Mrs. Smith pies. Oh, no! These are the kind of pies that rival your grandmother’s. In fact, you can send one to your grandmother! Their pies are something special. Royers has been featured on The Food Network’s “Road Tasted,” CBS “Sunday Morning,” Texas Country Reporter, and they were even written up in the Washington Post’s wine column (yes, pies and wine do go together!). Bon Appétit rated their pies in their list of Top 10 in the country!

RACK OF LAMB Photo by Deb Taylor

Reyne Haines is a 20th Century Decorative Arts expert, and the host of The Art of Picking on Antiques.com.

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photography by Gabriella Nissen food styling by Carla Valencia de Martinez all food purchased at Central Market.

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a modern day feast


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1 MARIA MONCADA ALAOUI

2 JONATHAN SPRINKLES age 33 sign I don’t get into that. origin Born in Los Angeles, CA/raised in Austin, TX occupation People call me a motivational speaker.

age 34 sign Virgo origin Hispanic, Half Spanish and Half Honduran occupation General Manager for Porsche Audi of West Houston and Momentum Luxury Cars.

people of houston Photography by Anthony Rathbun

3 CATHERINE RODRIGUEZ age 34 sign Scorpio origin Pasadena, California occupation Pastry Chef at The Houstonian Hotel

1. MARIA MONCADA ALAOUI •WHAT ATTRACTS YOU TO A PERSON? Their charisma. I love to meet people who are passionate about anything they do or are involved in. •IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD BUY? It depends how much it is, since I have a huge family, I would buy each of us a house in Benicassim, Spain, to spend the summers there. •IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? I would do more volunteer work for underprivileged children. •WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? The day I married my best friend and my father walked me down the aisle. •HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? At work conservative and professional, outside of work laid back and no fuss.

2. JONATHAN SPRINKLES •WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TREND? Paying it forward. •IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I’d be more open about telling people how much they mean to me. •HOW DO YOU STAY IN SHAPE? Krav Maga (Israeli Martial Art). Love it! •HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Amorphous. I will rock a custom-made suit one day and $3 clearance sale shorts the next. Man makes the clothes; the clothes never make the man.

3. CATHERINE RODRIGUEZ •WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TREND? Leggings with oversized blouses. •WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Coffee. •WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Finding my sweet dog Maple. •WHAT WAS THE BEST CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED? Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. •WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? “Ratatouille.” 34. september 10 | www.002mag.com


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costumes for cocktails Styling by Beatrice Valencia Photography by Gabriella Nissen Illustration by Cynthia Bogart

The Grind

Ann Taylor - 12850 Memorial Dr., 713.973.1196 HEB - Bunker Hill, 9710 Katy Fwy., 713.647.5900 J.Crew - The Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Rd., 713.626.2739 Neiman Marcus - The Galleria, 2600 Post Oak Blvd., 713.621.7100 Paper Source - Highland Village, 4016 Westheimer Rd. 713.888.0418 Tory Burch - The Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Rd., 713.622.5501

School iS in SeSSion, which meanS back To The daily Grind. Play wiTh TranSiTional PieceS unTil fall weaTher makeS iTS aPPearance. a few SliGhT adjuSTmenTS and each Piece can work for cooler TemPeraTureS.

Add a little disheveled edge to your look with a worn-in tee. You’ll find it’s hard to wear a normal one after you get attached to the softness of these. Tart Burnout Tee @ Neiman Marcus A sophisticated print done in an extra large size makes it less busy but still classic. Leopard Cardigan @ Ann Taylor A dressy short that with some tights and boots works perfect for fall. Drape Black Short Short @ J.Crew The moment you see these on your feet, you have to smile. It’s an adult princess shoe that can transform any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Miu Miu jeweled flats @ Neiman Marcus This hippie trend in neutral colors is sure to be a conversation starter as well as your new go-to clutch. Tie Dye Clutch @ Tory Burch Everyone should have a cute pen in her purse. It’s a small token that speaks volumes on your attention to detail. Note taking has never looked so cute! Jonathon Adler pen @ Paper Source If you have problematic skin, this line is for you. Talc-free powders and bronzers help keep blemishes at bay. And it’s dermatologist recommended! Physician’s Formula loose powder in light bronze @ HEB

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Mango, avocaDo anD SHrIMP SalaD Serves: 6 • Juice from 3 limes • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 tablespoon sugar • 2/3 cup green onion, chopped • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp • 2 large ripe but firm mangos, cubed • 2 large ripe but firm avocados, cubed Salt and pepper to taste • In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil and sugar until dissolved. • Add green onion, jalapeño and shrimp. Cut mangos and avocados into ½ inch cubes and gently mix in. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 1 hour.

roni atnipp | patty dominguez | photographer ignacio urquiza | heather simpson | mary tere perusquia

[COOKING CALIENTE!]

By Sarah Hill Photography by Sofia van der Dys Food photos by Ignacio Urquiza

It may be muy caliente outside, but it’s never too early for holiday shopping, and the Latin Women’s Initiative (LWI) has a perfect gift item in the works. Their 150-plus recipe cookbook, “Latin Flavors: A Taste of Our Heritage,” is a coffeetable worthy offering of dishes beautifully shot by internationally renowned food photographer, Ignacio Urquiza. Each recipe is presented in a bilingual format and has been specifically edited and tested for the home kitchen, assuring ease when cooking each delectable item. LWI is a nonprofit organization made up one hundred percent of volunteers. Their mission is providing support to local nonprofit agencies that serve the needy in the Latin community in Houston. Various organizations which promote health, education and cultural identity to the Latin community are the focus of this major fundraiser. The cookbook planning began over a year ago with LWI member Heather Simpson at the helm. An open call for recipes went out to all the members of LWI – even their mothers and grandmothers were contacted – asking for authentic family recipes. The response was overwhelming and the fare included dishes of Cuban, Venezuelan, Mexican, Spanish and Columbian varieties. The four-person board responsible for the cookbook, Heather Simpson, Patty Dominguez, Mary Tere Perusquia and Roni Atnipp, then hired translators to make sure each recipe was presented in both Spanish and English. Next came the tastings, where guests were asked to rate each recipe. Of the process of narrowing the nearly 1200 recipes to the 150 most publication-worthy, Dominguez maintains it was “very simply put – fun! Just as you would expect it to be when you combine food, drinks and a bunch of people!” These delicious polls were followed by intense perfecting of each recipe in the personal kitchens of the cookbook chairs. The recipes were concocted to be authentic, flavorful and fancy enough for entertaining purposes, but with easy to find ingredients and simple

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1. Cilantro and Red Onion Salad filled Avocados 2. Aguas Frescas, Fresh Fruit Drinks (Cantaloupe and Watermelon) 3. Shrimp wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

instructions. The aim was to make them sumptuous and aesthetically pleasing, yet uncomplicated enough so that any family chef could prepare them for meals. Recipes to entice vegetarians are included, as are many seafood and meat-centric main courses. Soups (including three types of pozole), salads, appetizers, cocktails and desserts are explained in easy to follow steps in two languages. Alongside the recipes are gorgeous photographs, historical notes and even tips for entertaining. The board responsible for the cookbook all had very different roles to play. Heather Simpson was the organizational chair and was single-handedly responsible for the call for recipes. Mary Tere Perusquia opened her home for the tastings and testing of all the dishes. Roni Atnipp, the creative mind behind other cookbooks such as for the Junior League and Luby’s restaurants, lent her know-how to the project. Patty Dominguez was responsible for the marketing and underwriting of the cookbook. She is especially thankful to HEB stores, who provided major financial backing for the project and is set to sell the book in their stores come fall. “I am so proud and thankful that HEB stepped up and believed in our project and our community,” gushes Dominguez. World famous food photographer Ignacio Urquiza was approached by two of the members of LWI who hail from Mexico City, the city where Urquiza catapulted to fame. Urquiza was so convinced of the worthiness of the organization’s mission, that he agreed to photograph for the beautiful, 200-page publication. The 9” by 12” photographs capture in minute detail the contrasting colors and textures of culinary masterpieces such as Vaca Frita – Crispy Cuban Beef, and Vanilla Bean Tres Leches. His amazing talent is showcased in a style that lends itself to an artistic masterpiece, in addition to a truly one-of-a-kind cookbook. “LATIN FLAVORS: A Taste of Our Heritage” promises to tantalize the senses. Additionally, the money raised will be funneled back into local Houston charities which seek to empower and support the Latin community. Doing good never tasted so good! TO ORDER CALL 281.725.3694 OR CONTACT THE LATIN WOMEN’S INITIATIVE AT WWW.LATINWOMENSINITIATIVE.ORG.

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ADVERTORIAL

BLOCK 7 720 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007 713.572.2565 | www.block7wineco.com

S • p • e • c • i • a • l

Block 7 Wine Company with its 35-foot long bar is the “in” spot for experiencing world-class wines without a whole lot of attitude. The staff is dedicated to finding great, yet affordable, wines and will help guests find the right glass or bottle! Since opening just over a year ago in a repurposed appliance warehouse, “B7” has been getting rave reviews for delicious menu items & a knowledgable staff. At lunch or dinner, it’s worth adding a side of herb infused frites to your order. Try an outstanding dry-aged Prime beef burger, yummy flat bread pizza or handmade pappardelle pasta. Chef Miquel Hernandez has turned this wine-lover’s hangout into one of the Washington corridor’s hip new restaurants.

Photo credit by Daniel Ortiz

WITH OVER 5,000 RESTAURANTS IN HOUSTON COMBINED WITH THE FACT THAT ITS RESIDENTS COMPRISE THE CITY KNOWN FOR EATING OUT THE MOST – IT’S NO WONDER YOU CAN’T ANSWER THE QUESTION ‘WHERE SHOULD BE EAT TONIGHT?’. LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS MONTH, THIS SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION ALLOWS SOME OF THE CITY’S BEST SPOTS TO TELL YOU WHY THEY ROCK!

NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR RUGGLES GREEN

2913 Main St. | 713.526.2220 | www.art-bar.net

801 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX | 713.464.5557

Nouveau Antique Art Bar is a 4,500 sq/ft. antique bar that combines the style of Art Nouveau with a neighborhood bar/pub atmosphere. From the moment you walk through the door, your eyes will be amazed by the décor. Not your typical club or sports bar, this unique establishment displays one of the largest private collections of reproduction Tiffany lamps as well as Art Nouveau antique furniture. Serving beer, wine, spirits and specialty drinks, arrive early for happy hour drink specials, “not so loud” music and conversation. As the night progresses, stay for a while as the music picks up and the party gets started. With plenty of space for large groups, an outside patio and ample seating, Nouveau also specializes in Corporate Events, Private Parties and Receptions. Book yours today!

Ruggles Green, a Certified Green Restaurant™, is now open in Houston’s new CITYCENTRE which is located in the Memorial area of West Houston. The Ruggles Green concept was launched a year ago, with the first 2,100 sq/ft location off West Alabama near Kirby. The new Ruggles Green location will continue with the same style menu as its original location in River Oaks. The second restaurant is the first of a significant multi-store expansion plan for Houston. The new location is 3,600 sq/ft and is designed using recycled, reclaimed and rapidly renewable building materials. Ruggles Green is a Certified Green Restaurant™ and conforms to guidelines set by the Green Restaurant Association. 38. september 10 | www.002mag.com

BYRD’S MARKET & CAFE 420 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 713.225.0100 | www.byrdsmarket.com Byrd’s Market & Cafe is one of downtown’s newest and most unique eateries. Located in a registered historical landmark, the cafe features chef-driven fare, all locally sourced, in a fast and casual environment. Under the stewardship of owner Jerrell “Rusty” Powers and Head Chef Marlies Wasterval, Byrd’s offers such unique pairings as a fried green tomato burger with chili pineapple sauce and white chocolate bread pudding with a hint of cayenne. With indoor and patio seating and counterstyle service, Byrd’s is the place for Houstonians in search of gourmet fare at affordable prices.


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ADVERTORIAL

CENTRAL MARKET 3815 Westheimer | Westheimer @ Weslayan | 713.386.1700 | www.centralmarket.com

CELEBRATE EVERY DAY

At Central Market, we want to exceed your wildest expectations and transform your grocery shopping experience. In our stores, shopping isn’t a chore — it’s a joy. You see, we love food as much as you do. It nourishes our passion, feeds our curiosity and brings us all together. Our love of food shows in our vast selection of high-quality domestic and imported goods, not to mention our dedication to outstanding customer service. Best of all, we believe in finding value without losing flavor. You’ll discover a new find around every corner. Produce - Our climate-controlled produce section offers more than 700 varieties of fresh produce from around the world, including up to 150 varieties of organics. Meat & Seafood - All-natural, premium Angus beef; lamb; poultry; pork; smoked bacons; and house-made sausages. Find up to 70 varieties of freshwater and saltwater fin and shellfish packed on ice. Wine & Beer - Our wine cellar is stocked with more than 2,500 fine domestic and imported wines. Plus, 400 varieties of beer from American microbrews to rare imports. Healthy Living - Preventive health care products including homeopathic remedies, herbal products and aromatherapy, as well as natural hair, skin and body care products. Specialty Foods - The specialty grocery aisles are stocked with thousands of the finest products from around the world. The Bakery - Our European-style bakery offers more than 40 delicious bread varieties including crusty hearth breads, French baguettes and our famous in-house tortillas.

Deli & Cheese - Our cheese shop stocks more than 600 varieties of traditional, award-winning and specialty cheeses from around the world. Chef Prepared Foods – Ready to Go - Favorites include signature salads, sandwiches, fresh pastas and sauces, pizzas, hearty soups and stews, cas seroles, dozens of side dishes and appetizers.

EPICUREAN LITE & EPICUREAN DELIGHT 4400 Memorial Dr. | 713.860.0041 | www.epicureangroup.net

Let our kitchen be your kitchen! Whether you are looking for healthy, delicious a la carte meals delivered to home or office, full-service catering for seated meal or buffet, or complete meal service for a school, business or organization, The Epicurean Group’s number is the only one you need! Whether you had a hard day at the office, have been chasing kids, or have just finLET US ished an exercise regimen, the last thing BE YOUR you have time to worry about is “What’s PERSONAL to eat?” The Epicurean Group is the solution for that dilemma, providing healthy, CHEF! delicious dining solutions that fit a multitude of lifestyles. For 15 years, Chef Patti Ramsey has been providing fresh, locally prepared foods, from comfort to fine foods, gourmet touches to traditional meals and even international culinary delights. Everything is prepared right here in Houston – never frozen and trucked in! – with the freshest, best-quality ingredients.

Watching calories? Epicurean Lite’s gourmet-quality dishes are lighter versions of traditional comfort foods – breakfast, lunch and dinner – prepared with little or no fat, zero trans fats and without compromising flavor. The dishes are nourishing, everyday foods that fit easily into any schedule, allowing even the busiest individuals to follow and enjoy a healthy meal plan. Each meal is nutritionally analyzed and satisfies a variety of nutritional and dietary preferences, from low-fat and low-sodium to vegetarian and low-cholesterol. Throwing a party? Epicurean Delight caters to parties and events of all sizes and descriptions, from breakfast pastry trays and box lunches to elegant buffets, cocktail and hors d’oeuvres receptions, as well as formal or informal seated lunches and dinners. Need complete foodservice? Our contract catering for schools, businesses and organizations provides fresh, seemingly home-cooked meals and healthy dining options to replace run-of-the-mill, institutional-style foods.

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ADVERTORIAL

TINTOS SPANISH RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 2015 W. Gray @ Shepherd | Houston, TX 77019 713.522.1330 | www.tintosrestaurant.com

At Tintos, plan on having a posh and relaxing experience. With two separate dining rooms to choose from and a shady, tropical patio available, come enjoy delicious Spanish-inspired tapas and sip on a great glass of wine from your favorite Spanish region. Alberto J. Alfonzo, Chef and Owner, comes from Spanish immigrant culture, tasting and cooking the foods of his parents’ homeland. To create his menu, Alberto traveled to Spain, one of his favorites places in the world, to visit with family and friends, restaurant owners and chefs, to not only enhance his family recipes, but to explore the latest food trends in Spanish cuisine. With resources in hand, combined with a lifetime full of dreams and over 15 years of experience, Tintos Spanish Restaurant & Wine Bar was born.

Eat Tapas. Sip Tintos. Purchase Retail Wines To-Go.

open daily for lunch and dinner and sunday brunch Paella

KONA GRILL HOUSTON GALLERIA: 5061 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056 | 713.877.9191 Hours: Mon - Thur 11am-10pm, Fri - Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 11pm-10pm Happy Hour: Mon - Fri 3pm-7pm FIRST COLONY MALL: 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 | 281.242.7000 Mon - Thur 11am-10pm, Fri - Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10pm Happy Hour: Mon - Fri 3pm-7pm, Mon - Thur 9pm-Close

At Kona Grill you’ll find a refreshing new approach to dining. Enjoy a fresh grill and full sushi bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a Make reservations Japanese and American inspired menu. This unique combination of East on www.konagrill.com. meets West will do more than please. Dine with us today and discover a unique alternative to your typical night out. Join our Facebook page At Kona, we pride ourselves on offering our guests fresh ingredients and entrées made from scratch with passion by our executive chefs and their teams. We have fresh fish flown in daily to deliver outstanding sushi quality. Our knowledgeable, approachable service and casually sophisticated environment provides the perfect backdrop for a date, a party and anything in between.

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Octopus Salad

ARCODORO 5000 Westheimer | 713.621.6888 | www.arcodoro.com Gourmet Sardinia | www.gourmetsardinia.com Chef Giancarlo

GIANCARLO IS ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR THE FRESHEST, SEASONAL INGREDIENTS TO PREPARE IN TRUE MEDITERRANEAN FASHION. A NATIVE ITALIAN HE CREATES DAILY DISHES OF TREASURES FROM THE SEA, BOUNTY FROM THE GARDEN AND THE BEST OF THE TERRA. EXPERIENCE ITALY...THE SARDINIAN WAY!

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ADVERTORIAL

RED PIER

PUB FICTION

2704 Milam St., Houston, TX 77006 | 713.807.7726 Introducing Houston’s newest go-to destination for Asian cuisine. RED PIER is located in the heart of Midtown Houston, at 2704 Milam Suite 6c. We offer a wide range of traditional Asian dishes including noodles, fried rice, chicken, beef, seafood and vegetarian wok preparaLimited time offer tions. Red Pier blends Asian minion Grand Opening malism with contemporary eleSpecial. 25% off all gance to create an inviting introduction to the tantalizing flavors of the entrées. East. Our menu is refreshingly modern and inspired by 30 years of expertise. After a meal at Red Pier your senses will be stimulated, leaving you wanting more. So come down to Red Pier to taste for yourself why we are the real deal and number one dining spot for Asian fusion.

CANOPY 3939 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006 713.528.6848 | www.canopyhouston.com Fresh, seasonal and healthy fare based on recipes ranging from the casual to the sophisticated, highlighting a thoughtfully crafted and value driven wine list and in-house production of artisan breads, pastries and bakery offerings. Canopy offers a comfortable, relaxed and fun atmosphere with three seating areas: a bright and refreshing dining room, festive bar and side street Open for lunch patio. Similar to our sister Monday through Friday, restaurant, Shade, Canopy dinner nightly and aims for a neighborhood feel for local “regulars” as well as brunch Saturday and a great choice for destination Sunday. diners. 42. september 10 | www.002mag.com

BRC 519 Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77007 713.861.2233 | www.brcgastropub.com Just off the Washington Corridor, BRC is an American Gastropub featuring American fare by Executive Chef Jeff Axline and Chef Lance Fegen. Enjoy true comfort food in a cozy Family night, and lively atmosphere as you sip date night, late on a glass of select American night...there is somewine, a pint of American craft thing for everyone beer or our refreshing white wine mojitos and red wine sangrias at BRC. served over crushed ice. BRC is open for lunch, dinner, brunch all weekend, and the kitchen is open late.

2303 Smith, Houston, TX 77006 713.400.8400 | www.pubfiction.com Welcomes the newest addition to the family – Executive Chef Adam Puskorious. As Pub Fiction prepares to relocate into their new facility next door, Adam will be the driving force as Pub Fiction’s menu evolves into WorldClass Cuisine. Chef Adam will be creating NEW menu items over these next four months as he begins to prepare the expanded Pub Fiction menu. With your assistance and feedback, we plan on creating a menu that will compare to Houston’s finest eateries. Stop in on Tuesdays and try out some of the new menu items at ½ off. For the football season, Adam has created a special new Stadium food menu. Come out this season and try the house-made, buttery soft pretzels or maybe the Fourth and Frito Pie, just to name a few.

OOH LA LA 23920 Westheimer Parkway Katy, TX 281.391.2253 | www.oohlalasweets.com It’s never too far to drive west to Katy if the reward means award-winning, made-from-scratch signature jumbo cupcakes, icebox pies, creamy cheesecakes and more from Ooh La La Dessert Boutique. Kick back on their outdoor patio or bring your laptop and take advantage of free Wi-Fi while sipping on one of their dozens of wicked coffee, frappe and tea offerings. Feeling lazy? There’s take-out, delivery, and ooh, la, la…a drive-thru! Katy’s getting even sweeter with a second Ooh La La opening this fall at 20155 Park Row. Rumor has it, there’s another Ooh La La in the works too. Next stop: H-town! Visit www.oohlalasweets.com and receive a free cupcake just for subscribing to their newsletter, as well as another each time your birthday rolls around. Sweet treats not to miss: Velvet Elvis Red Velvet Cupcakes, Lemon Bars, Chocolate Chewie Cookies and Key Lime Pie.

CHEF HEATHER PRIVATE CHEF

832.459.7012 | www.chef-heather.com Enjoy fine restaurant-quality meals in your own home, as often as you Call today for a like. A delicious, healthy, sophisfree tasting. First time ticated and affordable alternaclients receive 50% off tive to takeout dinners and their first week's party platters, for busy families order and professionals. Choose your own favorites, or let yourself be pleasantly surprised by our own original creations.


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FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 788 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. North, Houston, TX 77024 For reservations, please call 713.827.1120 | www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com

Fleming’s Town & Country is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine, featuring the finest prime steak and 100 wines by the glass. Kick off your evening with a selection from Fleming’s 5 for $6 ‘til 7 bar menu, featuring 5 premium cocktails, 5 wines by the glass and 5 appetizers for $6 each, served nightly until 7 pm. Then indulge yourself with the finest aged prime beef and an inventive array of fresh seafood, chops, generous sides and salads and decadent desserts. Or try one of Fleming’s Seasonal Prix Fixe Menus — a complete 3-course dinner for just $39.95 plus tax and gratuity. While you dine, you can discover new tastes in wine with the Fleming’s 100™, their award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. No matter what you order from Fleming‘s menu, you’ll find a perfectly paired wine from this world-class collection. For special occasions, treat your friends, family and business associates to a memorable event in a beautiful private dining room. Each of Fleming’s Private Dining Rooms is equipped with T1 Internet and a TANDBERG Video Conferencing system that can provide a two-way, simultaneous video connection with any Fleming’s location across the U.S. You can choose from a wide range of preset menus or request a custom menu from the chef. Fleming’s dedicated Private Dining Director will be delighted to assist you in planning Fleming’s your event. Located in the vibrant CityCentre development, Fleming’s is just minutes lively atmosphere, from the Memorial City medical center, Houston’s gracious service and dedirenowned Energy Corridor, the Memorial subcation to excellence turn urbs, Katy and Uptown/Galleria. Fleming’s is easevenings out into memoily accessible from the Sam Houston Tollway for rable times. those traveling to or from the airport.

VALENTINO 2525 West Loop South Freeway, inside Hotel Derek | 713.850.9200 | www.valentinohouston.com

Valentino is one of the newest additions to the ever-growing and evolving Vinbar also offers a late culinary culture of Houston. In just four short months we have been named night fare serving food until one of the top ten new restaurants in both the Houston Chronicle and 12am and open until 2am with Texas Monthly magazine. We have received glowing reviews for food Different Happy hour every day and and service from Alison Cook, Mike Riccetti, John De Mers and many more of Houston’s top culinary critics. Future accolades soon coming offering Vin Fridays with complimenfrom Food & Wine Magazine, The Robb Report, Esquire magazine and tary DJ and a wonderful R&B Zagat. and Blues Band on Valentino Restaurant Group is the home of Valentino, The Flagship Restaurant founded in 1972 by Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio. He is widely considered one of the modern fathers of Italian cuisine in America.

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Valentino Vinbar Houston is a new innovation from Luciano Pellegrini and Piero Selvaggio located inside The Hotel Derek in the Galleria area of Houston. True to our Valentino award-winning roots, we provide a world class wine list, and outstanding food and service, to create an unforgettable experience. Vinbar, a new and exciting concept for the group, specializes in creating a social atmosphere. The dinner menu invites people to share. A wonderful variety of small plates and crudo (raw fish) combined with an outstanding cured meat and international cheese menu allows even the most finicky guest to find something they love. september 10 | www.002mag.com .43


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ADVERTORIAL French Quarter French Toast

CAFE EXPRESS www.cafe-express.com

CAFE EXPRESS IS A RESTAURANT THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES. THERE’S SELF-SERVICE WHICH MEANS NO WAITERS AND CONSEQUENTLY NO TIPPING. BUT THE MENU IS FRESH, HANDMADE FOOD – LIKE YOU’D GET AT A FANCY FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT. EACH ORDER IS PREPARED WHEN YOU ORDER IT ~ IT’S NEVER PRE-COOKED OR PREPREPARED. IN FACT, EACH CAFE EXPRESS USES THE BEST OF EVERYTHING... FRESH GROUND BEEF IN THE BURGERS, ALL-NATURAL CHICKEN BREASTS, IMPORTED CHEESES AND EUROPEAN-STYLE BAKED BREADS. AT THE OASIS TABLE, YOU’LL FIND AN AMAZING SELECTION OF IMPORTED GOODIES LIKE EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OILS FROM ITALY, 12 MUSTARD FROM DIJON, VINEGAR FROM ITALY AND FRANCE AND MORE. COOKIES, BROWNIES AND CONVENIENT DESSERTS ARE MADE FRESH, FROM SCRATCH, EVERY LOCATIONS IN DAY, ON SITE. CAFE EXPRESS IS NOW SERVING HOUSTON BREAKFAST, WHICH MEANS YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT FOR EVERY MEAL OF YOUR DAY. AND EVERY LOCATION HAS A BAR SERVING A FINE SELECTION OF DRINKS, BEERS AND WINES AS WELL AS Danish Blue Cheese & CAPPUCCINOS AND ESPRESSOS. Smoked Bacon Burger

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LOCATED IN HOUSTON'S DOWNTOWN THEATER DISTRICT

LAS VENTANAS

RESTAURANT & CANTINA 14555 Grisby Road, Houston, TX 77079 @ Energy Corridor | 281.752.6990 | www.lasventanas.net

Las Ventanas Restaurant and Cantina’s goal is to serve as a portal for Mexico’s culinary world and demonstrate rightly why it is one of the world’s great cuisines. Alejandro Sneider, whose family introduced authentic Mexican food in Houston more than 35 years ago, learned at a very early age that working hard was not an obligation, but a passion. Las Ventanas embodies that passion; as you walk through the door the place simply grabs you. Its walls radiate sun-baked colors, the ambiance is Happy Hour cozy and friendly, and the décor reflects the colorful and vibrant culture. The place feels more like Monday thru a friend’s home. The tree-covered and gorgeously landscaped patio is the perfect place to unwind. Friday 4-7pm Executive Chef Jose Diaz creates the bold flavors and freshness that distinguish Mexican cuisine. Brilliant sauces to showcase the country’s remarkably diverse flavors grace the authentic plates. Traditional Mexican food awaits you; indulge your palate with out-of-this-world recipes and sip on ice-cold margaritas. Las Ventanas is a family haven – you and your kids will be enchanted by the patio and the no-mess kid zone…it’s simply perfect!

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things i like love By Carla Valencia de Martinez Photography by Gabriella Nissen

If you haven’t had an authentic paleta, you are missing out. These Mexican style popsicles are completely fresh and natural. I love the Fruit Palette at 2413 Rice Blvd.

I’m crazy over these modern day picnic baskets! In reality they are easier to carry than a picnic basket; various compartments hold your drink of choice, sandwiches, chips or anything you desire. Reuse the boxsal until it’s tattered then simply recycle! Paint by number box pictured is $35 and comes with 4 compostable trays, bowls, utensil sets, cups; 8 recycled napkins; and 1 compostable trash bag. Now just fill it up! www.boxsal.comz

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One of my chile eatin’ partners in crime, Marianne, brought me this amazing chile paste/sauce from a place in Austin called Madam Mam’s. I am obsessed with its crunchy texture and quite literally eat it by the spoonful. www.madammam.com


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I love the whole Diptyque brand/lifestyle, and just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, they pop up with these beautiful tiny solid perfumes in a carved black case. The Philosykos, fig scent is my favorite. www.diptyqueparis.com

La Mer’s Eye Balm Intense has kept my eyes looking fresh and crinkle free. Hits Neiman Marcus counters September. Love the perfect amount every time applicator.

My Mister watch has more fans than our fan page! It’s hard to choose just one. Available at the Houstonian Sports Shop, which by the way you don’t have to be a member to shop at. Enter code 002mag at www.meisterwatches.com, for 10% off your purchase!

Beer savers are genius! Next time you can’t finish a beer, don’t toss it! Put one of these caps on it and save your bubbles. www.beersavers.com How cute is this traveling teacup? Now my beat-up coffee cup won’t contaminate my tea! www.misstified.com

What could be better to house that divine French beurre than a whale butter dish? Jonathan Adler, available at Blue Leaf.

Yummy, crunchy onions add the perfect texture to burgers, soups and my salads. Seneca Farms Crisp Onions. Available at HEB.

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Left to right: 1) The Illustrated Quick Cook by Heather Whinney {Great time-saving tips, cheap eats and after-work recipes, perfect for the busy family.} • 2) The Food of Thailand – A Journey for Food Lovers, written by Lulu Grimes, recipes by Oi Cheepchaiissara {Amazing pictures, traditional recipes and easy-to-follow instructions.} • 3) The Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson {More than 200 perfectly illustrated healthy recipes. A must for vegetarians!} • 4) Cooking Up a Storm – Recipes Lost and Found from Times-Picayune of New Orleans by Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker {Good old Louisiana cooking.} • 5) Houston Classic Desserts – Recipes from Favorite Restaurants by Erin Hicks Miller {A must for those with a weakness for sweets, plus it’s local!} • 6) Chiva - Som’s Thai Spa Cuisine by Chef Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat {Amazing spa cuisine done beautifully.} • 7) Seven Fires – Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann and Peter Kaminsky {Mouthwatering recipes cooked the old-fashioned way, so good!}

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Mouthw atering Books COOKING FOR MOST OF US IS A HOBBY, AN ART OR EVEN A VERY RELIABLE BUSINESS. BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, COOKING IS CONSIDERED A RITUAL. WHATEVER YOUR REASONS FOR COOKING MIGHT BE, TRY TO MAKE IT A FUN AND CREATIVE PART OF YOUR LIFE – YOU HAVE TO EAT ANYWAY! SO DON’T BE INTIMIDATED! NOWADAYS COOKBOOKS INCLUDE EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS; SO EASY IN FACT, THAT YOU’LL BE COOKING GOURMET RECIPES IN NO TIME. HERE ARE A FEW GREAT BOOKS TO GET YOU STARTED. BON APPÉTIT!

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002 profile with greg scheinman

Molly Voorhees PRESIDENT Win CaMpbell CEO

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Greg Scheinman is an insurance agent with Insgroup Inc. and the host of PROFILE on Houston PBS. PROFILE airs Thursday evenings at 10:30pm on PBS Ch.8. Greg can be reached at gscheinman@insgroup.net (gregscheinman.com)

BECKS PRIME Win Campbell and Molly Voorhees are the father/daughter team behind one of Houston’s favorite restaurants, BECKS PRIME (no apostrophe, Molly pointed out). The first BECKS PRIME opened in 1985 with a double drivethru and an open air patio. Today there are eleven locations throughout the Houston area cranking out fresh, high-quality, cooked-to-order fast food, grilled over mesquite wood coals. PROFILE with Greg Scheinman sat down with Win and Molly and got the inside scoop on one of Houston’s most loved businesses.

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HOW DID BECKS PRIME GET STARTED? Win: When I was 14, I got my first job at Goff’s, the local burger joint in Dallas. I did every job there from trash collecting to chopping 100 lb bags of onions to manager of 8 stores. I always knew I wanted to be in the restaurant business but first I went to law school and ultimately started my own law practice. Once I was able, I went looking for an experienced restaurant operator. I was introduced to Mike Knapp who had been running Steak & Ale and we came up with the idea for what is now Becks Prime. WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM? Win: Becks is actually Mike’s nickname for his wife Becky, and Prime because of the quality, made from scratch menu selections. HOW IS IT WORKING SO CLOSELY WITH FAMILY? Molly: I started working at Becks Prime as a teenager in various roles and then college and ultimately I

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went to business school at Stanford. I worked in the tech industry for a while but the opportunity to work with my dad at Becks is great. We’re actually not the only father/daughter team here; our COO Mike Knapp’s daughter Julie heads up our human resources department so it’s very much a family atmosphere which translates positively to our employees as well. WHAT MAKES BECKS PRIME SPECIAL? Win: We take great pride in the quality of our food, our service, our customers and our team. Everything we do is customized, made to order. We would never put one less slice of cheese on a burger just to save a buck. At a lot of places price drives quality. For us, quality drives price. We’re not franchised; it’s us, our family. We’ve proven that people will wait for a perfectly cooked burger. Molly: We’re also very committed to the community with programs like our young scholars initiative and

being in touch with what our customers want. We’ve made improvements to our interior ambiance, our menu, our IT and infrastructure, and I think all this comes across in the overall positive image of the brand. WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? Win: Hire people with complementary skills and competencies. People are your most important investment. WHAT’S NEXT FOR BECKS PRIME? Molly: We’ve added 3 new locations recently. Adding new menu items, on-site catering and continuing to scale the business but with the same commitment to quality. We’re focused on building our infrastructure so that we can manage the growth and ultimately expand into some other markets.


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architecture + design Photography by Adrià Goula

THE FAB LAB HOUSE Developed by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the Fab Lab is truly a self-sufficient building. With advanced innovation, the house is capable of generating energy, food and utensils and produces three times more energy than it consumes, and thanks to its elevated structure naturally creates a combo patio, orchard and kitchen space underneath to provide for food. Architects of over twenty different countries designed the Fab Lab and it was developed by the IAAC, The Center for Bits and Atoms of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the world network of Fab Labs, along with an important group of private firms. According to Vicente Guallart, Director of the IAAC, “The form of the house responds to its energy production potential. While in the 20th century form followed function, in the 21st century, form will follow energy. Buildings must be like trees, which are self-sufficient, and must follow natural principles. Rather than built, the project was manufactured, as digital manufacturing machine tools (known as 3D printers) were used in the construction process. This process partakes on the humanistic idea, advocated by Guallart, that things must be again produced in cities. Says Guallart, “We produced our solar house with researchers, in accordance with medieval principles: the designer and the builder are the same person.” WWW.IAAC.NET

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EVENT HIGHLAND TOWER WHY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION WHERE 2207 BANCROFT WHEN MAY 20 Houston’s newest high-rise welcomed more than 300 guests for the anticipated grand opening celebration. This conveniently located residential tower has the best-in-class design features and club-like amenities making it the perfect home for those seeking modern décor, amazing views and an inside the Loop ZIP code. Guests had the chance to preview its well-appointed residences and the amazing 17,000sf resort-inspired oasis featuring a breathtaking tiered-infinity pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and private massage therapy room. Simply irresistible!

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sandra Gunn, trendspotter and top producing Realtor for 26 years, can be found at Boulevard Realty, 4408 Morningside Drive, or at sandragunn.com. Hair by Riaro | sandra’s makeup by edward sanchez, Hair by Phillipe Licausi (both at Urban Retreat) Diamond earrings found at Kaylin Harr

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HOUSTON, THERE IS A BREW A-BLOWING WITH ADAPTIVE REUSE OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES INTO GASTROPUBS. HOUSTON’S GET-BACK-TO-LOCAL FOOD (THANK YOU, MONICA POPE AND TAFIA FOR EDUCATING ALL OF US); SMALL VINTNER WINE ADVOCATES (BRC, BLOCK 7, BRANCH WATER TAVERN, HEARSAY, THE WHITEHOUSE); OUR MUSEUMS (THANK YOU, LOIS J); WEATHER (YES, WE NOW HAVE FOUR SEASONS); DOWNTOWN/MIDTOWN/WASHINGTON AVE.’S RESIDENTIAL SURGE – ALL HAVE CREATED A FOODIE/WINE MECCA OF INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM. DEPARTURES MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES AND FOOD AND WINE ARE ALL OVER OUR LITTLE SECRET! LANCE FEGAN AND LEE ELLIS OF BRC (BIG RED COCK – NOTE THE BIG RED ROOSTER OUT FRONT) HAVE COMMENTS AS WELL AS OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE PIONEER EFFORT, DAVID GROSSMAN OF BRANCH WATER TAVERN AND DAVID ORCHARD FROM BLOCK 7 AND RADIOLOGIST BY DAY, RESTAURATEUR BY NIGHT LUCKY CHOPRA.

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HONORS/AWARDS: Houston 100/Winner Entrepreneur of the Year SPECIALTY: Talking shit. WHAT IS THE HISTORY AND PREVIOUS USE OF THE CURRENT SPACE? Beer joint. Always loved Shorty’s and that it was a dump. CURRENT/FUTURE PROJECTS THAT FEATURE ADAPTIVE REUSE: Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, formerly a Diamond Shamrock. RECENT PROJECTS: Tonic, Social, 310 Rosemont. THE WEIRDEST/COOLEST THING YOU FOUND WHILE RENOVATING YOUR SPACE? Gold, prehistoric bones. THE THING YOU HAVE COME TO LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SPACE? The size; how good it looks in the ’hood. TELL US ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE, A BIT ABOUT YOUR HOME AND THE GREEN ELEMENTS IN YOUR HOME.... Heights, contemporary, two green couches. ITCHING TO WORK ON? *top secret. WHAT STAMP OR IDEA DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE ON THE WORLD AND WHY? I would love it if every family would adopt an animal. (We have 26 rescues under our belt, not at our home.) HOW CAN CHILDREN BE ENCOURAGED TO APPRECIATE ARCHITECTURE? Buy them Legos!

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FAvoRites Gadget: iPad Author: Non-fiction only Clothes designer: Jean shop Meal: Disco dumplings at Jenny’s Noodle House Flower: Anything from Mason’s Florist City: santa Monica/NYC structure: opera House in santa Fe Wine: spare me – CAB Museum: Picasso Paris on your iPod: “son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty springfield vacation spot: scotland Your favorite saying: the higher you climb the flag pole, the more people see your asshole.

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Shepherd,713.572.2565 www.block7wineco.com GENERAL MANAGER: DAVID ORCHARD|CHEF: MIGUEL HERNANDEZ|WINE SOMMELIER: CHARLES KIRKWOOD WHAT IS THE HISTORY AND PREVIOUS USE OF THE CURRENT SPACE? Most patrons guess right away that we kept the simplicity and stark 8,000sf building that houses Block 7 the same. It was the home of an appliance repair business for decades. A quick tour reveals that we’ve kept and repurposed many of the previous owner’s items from a neon clock that doesn’t really keep time to cabinets at the reception and retail checkout area. WHAT DROVE YOU TO IT? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? With the help of an amazingly knowledgeable wine team, the investors decided to create a wine-focused retail, bar, restaurant and event space. The idea was to introduce Houstonians to some great tasting and affordable wines in a relaxed setting. One of the biggest surprises has been the popularity of the restaurant. Chef Miguel Hernandez has a dedicated following and his creativity and dedication to providing fresh, local cuisine is truly making an impact in the Houston metroplex. As a result, Block 7 is now offering lunch. THE WEIRDEST/COOLEST THING YOU FOUND WHILE RENOVATING YOUR SPACE? Ammunition…lots of unused ammunition. THE THING YOU HAVE COME TO LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SPACE? The crazy neon clock that always seems to say it is the six o’clock hour. Perfect for drinking wine, but a bit of a challenge on New Year’s Eve…we almost missed the countdown to 2010.

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everything down to build new, we are finally realizing we have a history to preserve WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARCHITECT AND WHY? Antoni Gaudi. He threw out the rules of architecture at his time to create his own style, the elements of nature found in his design. More recent I.M. Pei. WHAT STAMP OR IDEA DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE ON THE WORLD AND WHY? Raising the bar on Houston’s culinary experience.

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HOMETOWN/EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Houston, Bellaire High School, UT Austin, Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, graduated top of the class. HONORS/AWARDS: Nominated for “Best Up-andComing-Chef” – Houston Culinary Awards 2010; Best New Restaurant 2010 – Houston Business Journal; named one of eight hottest new restaurants in the country by Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast (Winter 2009); Best New Restaurants 2009 – Houston Chronicle; Best New Restaurants 2009 – My Table Magazine SPECIALTY: Classic artisanal cuisine presented with a modern point-of-view. Food and beverage menus feature locally grown, seasonal products. Menu changes daily. WHAT IS THE HISTORY AND PREVIOUS USE OF THE CURRENT SPACE? Prior to converting 510 Shepherd to Branch Water Tavern, it was a pool hall/poker game spot. Prior to that it was an auto repair shop. THE WEIRDEST/COOLEST THING YOU FOUND WHILE RENOVATING YOUR SPACE? Hundreds of old pool cues, signs posting the rules for the house poker game....including a list of how each poker player liked their coffee. THE THING YOU HAVE COME TO LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SPACE? The non-functional garage doors. The “L” shape that lends itself perfectly for use as restaurant/bar. ANY GREAT HISTORY ASPECT TO IT? Some of the most talented professional pool players played here; many people who come to my restaurant today have memories of playing pool here, drinking underage when in high school (fifteen years ago – we card everyone now). TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE CURRENT TREND OF FINALLY RECREATING OLDER SPACES INTO USEABLE RETAIL IN HOUSTON? Less environmental impact...i.e., greener. Adds character to the location (automatically have history in the space). In a city where we are used to tearing

Hearsay Gastrolounge, 51Fifteen, The Whitehouse 281 Travis,713.225.8079|5115 Westheimer,713.363.8067|Coming Soon LUCKY CHOPRA HOMETOWN/EDUCATION BACKGROUND: High School: Shawnee Mission West, Overland Park, KS; Undergrad and Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City. SPECIALTY: Radiology. WHAT IS THE HISTORY AND PREVIOUS USE OF THE CURRENT SPACE? HEARSAY: Designed by prolific Texas Courthouse architect Eugene T. Henier, former Kennedy Foley building was built in 1860, Houston’s second oldest commercial building and used as confederate armory during the civil war. 51FIFTEEN: Designed by world famous architect Phillip Johnson and considered architecturally significant for that reason. WHAT DROVE YOU TO IT? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? Love the history, the historic red brick, high ceilings. CURRENT/FUTURE PROJECTS THAT FEATURE ADAPTIVE REUSE: The Whitehouse, Scouts Square TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE CURRENT TREND OF FINALLY RECREATING OLDER SPACES INTO USEABLE RETAIL IN HOUSTON? Growth in Houston is moving back from the suburbs to the inner loop and downtown area that has the historic property. The citizens of Houston value the tremendous heritage here, and there is an increase in civic pride throughout the city. THE WEIRDEST/COOLEST THING YOU FOUND WHILE RENOVATING YOUR SPACE? Artist Lee Benner has ornaments embedded into the wall of Hearsay such as hearts, old time pieces…really a museum in itself. THE THING YOU HAVE COME TO LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SPACE? Historic brick and 50ft ceilings. TELL US ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE, A BIT ABOUT YOUR HOME… By Memorial Park, house designed by Gwathme Seigal and built by Francois De Menil. ITCHING TO WORK ON? Boutique hotel. WHAT STAMP OR IDEA DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE ON THE WORLD AND WHY? Innovation through preservation. It is not enough to preserve old structures; you have to also create a product that people enjoy. hearsay gastrolounge

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BRANCH WATER TAVERN 510 Shepherd,713.863.7777, www.Branchwatertavern.com DAVID GROSSMAN

Gadget: the slap Chop author: Charles Bukowski Clothes designer: valentino Garavani Film: Black and white, preferably Hobbies: Life Meal: el Bulli Movie: “Who Framed roger rabbit?” store: JB Prince City: Florence structure: st. Peter’s in vatican City Wine: southern Belle by “r” wines Fantasy dinner party guests: Leonardo da vinci sport: synchronized swimming Museum: Louvre on your iPod: Beethoven #5 Car: Delorean vacation spot: thailand Last place you want to go before you go: the moon


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If you’re still cooking out of the same worn-out and blackened pans you bought in college, it’s time to upgrade. All the pros use the new All-Clad MC2 frying pans from Crate and Barrel. They can go from the oven to the stove hundreds of times and still look brand new. The aluminum core covers the bottom of the pan, which provides superior heat distribution allowing ingredients to brown nicely. All-Clad frying pans; Crate and Barrel, $40-80

Take-Out

MENtertainment

By the Men of 002

THE EMMY-NOMINATED CHEF AND HOST OF THE TRAVEL CHANNEL’S “NO RESERVATIONS” WILL MAKE A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY APPEARANCE AT JONES HALL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, AT 8PM. THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT ANTHONY BOURDAIN WILL SHARE STORIES AND INSIGHTS ABOUT HIS LIFE’S WORK AND TRAVELS. (INSIDER TIP: THE BARS SELL WINE, BEER AND SPIRITS, BUT MEZZANINE AND BALCONY BARS CAN HAVE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH CREDIT CARDS SO BRING CASH ‘CAUSE THERE’S NOT AN ATM ON SITE!) YOU CAN CATCH UP WITH BOURDAIN AFTER HE’S IN HOUSTON ON HIS BLOG AT TRAVELCHANNEL.COM.

A gentleman’s kitchen should always be well-stocked with useful tools to throw a dinner party. These indexed chopping boards are conveniently tabbed to ensure the same board is used each time for similar food types because it’s a major party foul if someone goes home sick. Index chopping board; Josephjoseph.com, $65

Remember the infamous box wines from your college years? As of late, boxed wine is making a comeback. Not only do the vacuum sealed bags keep wine fresh for weeks, they are more environmentally friendly and one box alone holds about four bottles’ worth of your favorite wine, which is good news for our vinophile friends. Wine Cube; Target, $17.99

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tools+toys+ gadgets By Michael Garfield

ENCRYPT STICK

DROID X

Security should always be a concern in this technological age and not just when on the Internet. Your PC and laptop contain incredible amounts of sensitive information. If it is compromised then your personal or business life could be turned upside down. Turn to Encrypt Stick as one solution to securing important files. This utility lets you lock your sensitive files on a flash drive and access them without leaving any trace of the files or the program itself on the PC. The interface makes it easy to create a vault to store your encrypted files and remove any trace of the files on your hard drive, if you wish. Two unique features I like are an onscreen keyboard to thwart keyloggers and a boss button that lets you lock the files and close the program by pressing a customizable keyboard shortcut. And if you lose your flash drive, Encrypt Stick has the ability to recover the files in your vault. $40 | www.encryptstick.com

Each month another smartphone hits the market seemingly trying to take market share from the iPhone. Motorola’s Droid X is that flavor of the month now and it should take some sales away from Apple’s smartphone. The Droid X is a nice upgrade from the first Droid released last November. The slide-out keyboard has been removed leaving just an on-screen virtual keyboard while reducing the weight and thickness of the device. The 4.3” screen stands out as spectacular and it runs the latest version of the hot Android OS. When connected to the Verizon Wireless network the device can turn itself into a WiFi hotspot that can connect up to 5 additional devices. And video fans will enjoy the HDMI connection to watch movies and videos on a TV. Take that iPhone. $199 with two-year Verizon Wireless contract | www.droiddoes.com

RDIO ONLINE MUSIC SERVICE I enjoy downloading and listening to music but have not been a big fan of subscribing to online jukeboxes. They offer huge song catalogs but the pricing can sometimes get out of hand. A new service called Rdio may make me change those habits as it’s simple to use and the price is not that bad. Rdio offers unlimited access to seven million songs either on a desktop or a smartphone (that includes Android devices and the iPhone). For $9.99 per month you can play anything you want without paying per track. The service acts like a social networking service allowing you to share and follow other friends’ songs and playlists. Rdio can also recommend new music based on artists you like. Though this extensive catalog lets you listen as long as you pay the monthly fee, you can also download tracks to keep for an industry-standard price of 99 cents each. $9.99 per month | www.rdio.com

LOGITECH ALERT Here is an affordable, plug-and-play home security and remote monitoring system – something I never thought I would see for a long time. Usually these systems are expensive and difficult to set up. Logitech just launched a solution with its Alert HD digital video security system. Setting up the system takes just a few minutes with a three-step process – install the Logitech Alert software, connect to your network, and plug in your camera. Logitech Alert features HomePlug AV networking, which means it uses your existing electrical wiring and outlets to connect your cameras to your network. The camera has a built-in DVR to automatically record video when motion is detected so you don’t waste valuable hard drive space. It comes with a 2GB MicroSD card for storage, eliminating the need for your PC to be always on. That’s enough space for up to a week of video based on the amount of motion-triggered recording in a typical home. Logitech makes mobile apps for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android, so you can do monitoring from just about anywhere. $299 | www.logitech.com

MICHAEL GARFIELD is known as “The High-Tech Texan®.” His radio program airs on The 9-5-0 weekdays from 9am-11am and Saturdays 11am-2pm. Visit his website at www.hightechtexan.com. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @hightechtexan. september 10 | www.002mag.com .57


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wise guy

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By Tim Moloney

ADRIAN’S STATION I HAVE A SHORT LIST OF PEOPLE I THINK ARE EFFORTLESSLY, INNATELY COOL. IN FACT, THIS LIST IS SO SHORT AND I’M ON SUCH A TIGHT DEADLINE THAT I CAN’T THINK OF ANY OF THEIR NAMES, EXCEPT FOR ONE: ADRIAN MARQUEZ, EVERYONE’S FAVORITE WAITER AT RDG + BAR ANNIE. FOR 13 YEARS, THIS JUAREZ, MEXICO, NATIVE HAS BEEN SERVING UP NOT ONLY GREAT SERVICE, BUT SOLID ADVICE AND SERIOUS JOKES. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN WHO WILL ONLY SIT IN “ADRIAN’S STATION” WHEN THEY GO TO RDG, AND I’M PROUD TO BE ONE OF THEM. A TRUE WISE GUY, ADRIAN TOOK A FEW MINUTES OUT FROM HIS SCHEDULE AND PROVIDED THE ANSWERS TO SOME OF OUR TIME’S MOST BURNING QUESTIONS: WG: How do you remember everything? You already know what everyone’s going to drink before they sit down. AM: I’ve known a lot of my customers for a long time. Some of them let me pick out their food for them, too. I think they trust me. WG: Why do you think you’re so popular? Because you know, you ARE popular. AM: I’m a funny guy and I try the best that I can to make everyone happy. And I like working here – it’s a nice place to be. WG: What’s your favorite item on the menu? AM: The skirt steak or the shrimp burger. Both are fantastic. WG: If a lady is out with a gentleman, should the lady ever pay? AM: Of course not. WG: Should a man order for a lady? AM: Yes! WG: What should you order on a first date? AM: Hmmm…the fried shrimp with the cabbage slaw. That’s a good one. WG: Really? AM: Trust me.

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WG: In your free time, what do you do? AM: I like to dance, party, take vacations. I’m going to New York in September. I like to see a few of the restaurants and how they’re doing things. Maybe I can learn something. WG: Or maybe they can learn something from you. AM: You’re right.

DOG DAYS WHAT ARE YOU DOING SEPTEMBER 11? IF YOU’RE FREE, AND IF YOU’RE AN ANIMAL LOVER, PLEASE COME OUT TO THE OMNI HOUSTON HOTEL AT “7ISH” FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL HOUSTON PETSET SOIREE. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I AM ONE OF THE CO-CHAIRS, WITH MY BUDDIES ANDREW SEERDEN AND MONICZKA LATIGO). IF YOU DON’T KNOW, PETSET RAISES MONEY TO DISTRIBUTE TO UNDERFUNDED ANIMAL WELFARE AND RESCUE CHARITIES IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA. I THINK WE GAVE AWAY SOMETHING LIKE $90,000 THIS YEAR. ANYWAY, TICKETS START AT $150 AND YOU CAN GET YOURS BY VISITING WWW.HOUSTONPETSET.ORG. Just about a month later, the Houston Humane Society takes over the Hotel ZaZa on October 15 for their “Furry Friends and Fashionistas” event, chaired by Megan Sutton-Reed and Connie Reeves Cooke (see the pretty ladies in the picture). Tickets start at $300, and you’ll enjoy a Neiman Marcus fashion show with local “celebrity” models. I can tell you the menu for this event is going to be awesome, because I picked it out.

BACK(PACK) TO SCHOOL Now through September 15, join Boyar Miller and Lasco Enterprises in helping a homeless kid get back on track by donating backpacks, school supplies and much needed funds to support kids at SEARCH Homeless Services. What do you get in return, besides a good feeling from helping others? Well, when you bring a new backpack to any Houston The Tasting Room location, you’ll get a free pizza. Or drop it off at MAX’s Wine Dive and get a free happy hour appetizer. So give back and get back. That’s it for this month. See you guys in October. STAY WISE!


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Brush and Floss Photography by Jaime Lagdameo

ONCE YOU’VE MADE A GOOD IMPRESSION, YOU DON’T WANT TO KILL IT WITH BAD BREATH! 002’S JACK OF ALL TRADES GETS PERSONAL WITH THE DR. DIANNA WILDE AT FLOSS WHO SHARES EXACTLY HOW YOU SHOULD BE BRUSHING THOSE PEARLY WHITES TO KEEP YOUR HYGIENE IN TIP-TOP SHAPE!

DO think about using a Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush. They do way more work than you can do by yourself.

• DO BRUSH YOUR TEETH THREE TIMES A DAY. • Keep your brush at a 45° angle; this gets the most plaque off of your teeth. • Brush using small circles throughout your mouth. • Make sure to brush ALL of your teeth, even the hard to reach places – like the inside of your very back molars.

DON’T brush too hard, it can hurt your gums. You are pressing too hard if the bristles on your toothbrush are flaring and spread out when you brush.

DO use a mouth rinse recommended by your dentist (not all mouthwashes are created equal). Listerine, ACT and Breath RX are all great mouth rinses but help with different areas of the mouth.

DO brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. It harbors a lot of bacteria. Use the brush and go from the back of your tongue to the front of your tongue a couple of times while holding the brush horizontally. This helps remove bacteria that cause bad breath.

DO USE A SOFT OR EXTRA SOFT BRISTLE TOOTHBRUSH. HARD OR MEDIUM BRUSHES CAN CAUSE YOUR GUMS TO RECEDE.

DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH EVERY THREE MONTHS OR IF YOUR BRISTLES ARE FLARED OUT.

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DON’T forget to FLOSS at least once a day (it is just as important, if not more important than brushing).

DO NOT saw back and forth with the floss – this can cut your gums. “Hug” or “ C-shape” each tooth with the floss and go up and down two or three times…then switch to the other side of the tooth and go up and down two or three times. Imagine if you are wiping the walls of the tooth off. This is what helps remove the plaque in between your teeth.

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restaurant listings houston | sugar land | the woodlands

american *17 | inside Hotel Alden 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8888 www.aldenhotels.com

BRANCH WATER TAVERN 510 Shepherd Dr. 713.863.7777 www.branchwatertavern.com

MARIPOSA inside Neiman Marcus 2600 Post Oak Blvd. 713.621.7100ext.2166 www.neimanmarcus.com

BYRD’S MARKET + CAFE 420 Main St. 713.225.0100 www.byrdsmarket.com

McCORMICK AND SCHMICK’S •1151 Uptown Park. 713.840.7900 •1201 Fannin St. 713.658.8100 • 791 Town & Country Blvd. 713.465.3685 www.mccormickandschmicks.com

CAFE EXPRESS 12 convenient locations in Houston www.cafe-express.com CANOPY 3939 Montrose Blvd. 713.528.6848 www.canopyhouston.com CAVA BISTRO 300 Main St. 713.229.9504 www.cavabistrohouston.com

51fifteen 51FIFTEEN | inside Saks Fifth Avenue 5115 Westheimer. 713.363.8067 AMERICAS •1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.961.1492 •21 Waterway Ave. 281.367.1492 www.cordua.com ARTISTA | inside the Hobby Center 800 Bagby. 713.278.4782 www.cordua.com BARNABY’S •5750 Woodway. 713.266.0046 •1701 S. Shepherd. 713.520.5131 •414 West Gray. 713.522.8898 •604 Fairview. 713.522.0106 •602 Fairview. 713.522.4229 www.barnabyscafe.com BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com BENJY’S •2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 •5922 Washington Ave. 713.868.1131 www.benjys.com BISTRO ALEX 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.827.3545 www.bistroalex.com BLOCK 7 WINE COMPANY 720 Shepherd Dr. 713.572.2565 www.block7wineco.com BOOM BOOM ROOM 2518 Yale St. 713.868.3740 www.theboomboomroomhouston.com BOWL 607 Richmond. 832.582.7218 www.eatatbowl.com

COURSES | inside the Art Institute of Houston 1900 Yorktown. 713.353.3644 www.artinstitutes.edu DAILY REVIEW CAFÉ 3412 West Lamar. 713.520.9217 www.dailyreviewcafe.com DANTON'S GULF COAST SEAFOOD 4611 Montrose. 713.807.8883 www.dantonsseafood.com EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD 12848 Queensbury Ln. 832.200.2380 www.eddiev.com FOUNDATION ROOM | HOB 1204 Caroline. 832.667.7800 www.houseofblues.com

asian AUNTIE CHANG’S DUMPLING HOUSE 2621 S. Shepherd. 713.524.8410 www.auntiechangs.com FISH [sushi] 309 Gray St. 713.526.5294 www.fishhouston.com

NOE Four Riverway. 713.871.8177 www.noerestaurant.com

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

POLO’S SIGNATURE 3800 Southwest Frwy. 713.626.8100 www.polosignature.com

KONA GRILL [japanese+american] •501 Westheimer. 713.877.9191 •16535 Southwest Freeway. 281.242.7000 www.konagrill.com

POST OAK GRILL 1415 S. Post Oak. 713.993.9966 www.postoakgrill.com

KUBO’S 2414 University Blvd. #200. 713.528.7878 www.kubos-sushi.com

QUATTRO 1300 Lamar. 713.276.4700 www.fourseasons.com RDG | BAR ANNIE 1800 Post Oak Blvd. 713.840.1111 www.rdgbarannie.com

les givral’s kahve

RUGGLES GREEN •2311 West Alabama. 713.533.0777 •CityCentre 713.464.5557 www.rugglesgreen.com

LES GIVRAL’S KAHVE [vietnamese] •801 Congress St. 713.547.0444 •4601 Washington Ave. 832.582.7671 www.lesgivrals.com

SHADE 250 W. 19th St. 713.863.7500 www.shadeheights.com

PAGODA [vietnamese] 4705 Inker St. 832.673.0400 www.pagodabistro.com

TART CAFÉ 4411 Montrose. 713.526.8278 www.tartcafe.com foundation room

THE CHELSEA GRILL 4621 Montrose Blvd. 713.942.9857 www.chelseagrill.com

GLASSWALL 933 Studemont. 713.868.7930 www.glasswalltherestaurant.com

THE GROVE 1611 Lamar. 713.337.7321 www.thegrovehouston.com

HAVEN 2502 Algerian Way. 713.581.6101 www.havenhouston.com

THE LAKE HOUSE 1600 McKinney. 713.337.7320 www.thelakehousehouston.com VOICE | Hotel Icon 220 Main. 832.667.4470 www.hotelicon.com

hearsay

HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 www.hearsayhouston.com

YARD HOUSE 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com ZELKO BISTRO 705 E. 11th St. 713.880.8691 www.zelkobistro.com

ZAKE 2946 S. Shepherd. 713.526.6888 www.zakesushilounge.com ZUSHI 5900 Memorial Dr., #102. 713.861.5588 www.zushihouston.com

bar-b-que BEAVER’S 2310 Decatur St. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com BROOKSTREET BBQ 10705 Westheimer. 713.783.3600 www.brookstreetbbq.com GOODE COMPANY TX BARBECUE 5109 Kirby. 713.522.2530 www.goodecompany.com PIZZITOLA’S BAR-B-CUE 1703 Shepherd. 713.227.2283 www.pizzitolas.com

breakfast+coffee+ dinners+juice bars 11TH ST. CAFÉ 748 E. 11th St. 713.862.0089 ANTIDOTE COFFEE 729 Studewood. 713.861.7400 www.antidotecoffee.com AVALON DRUG CO. & DINER •2417 Westheimer. 713.527.8900 •12810 Southwest Frwy. 281.240.0213 www.avalondiner.com CAFÉ BRASIL 2604 Dunlavy. 713.528.1993

ra sushi

RA SUSHI •3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 •12860 Queensbury Ln. #234 CityCentre 713.331.2792 www.rasushi.com RED PIER [asian fusion] 2701 Milam St. 713.807.7726

CAFÉ ROSÉ CityCentre 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. 713.827.3545 www.bistroalex.com/cafe-rose COCO’S CREPES 218 Gray St. 713.521.0700 www.cocoscrepes.com CRAVE CUPCAKES 1151 Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.7283 www.cravecupcake.com

STRAITS [singaporean] 800 West Sam Houston Parkway N., 713.365.9922 CityCentre www.straitsrestaurants.com

DIRK’S COFFEE 4005 Montrose. 713.526.1319 www.diedrich.com

SUSHI RAKU 3201 Louisiana. 713.526.8885 www.sushi-raku.com

DON DIEGO COFFEE 208 Travis. 713.228.3560 www.dondiegocoffee.com

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

EMPIRE CAFÉ 1732 Westheimer. 713.528.5282 www.empirecafe.net

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ISLAND GRILL & JUICE BAR www.islandgrillhouston.com • 4024 Bellaire Blvd. @ Weslayan | 713.665.5388 | • 5709 Woodway @ Bering | 713.334.4036 Cater and deliver! (limited area, based on availability) CATERING 713.256.5042 •We are a BYOB Restaurant. •We cook with extra virgin olive oil, 0 trans fat oil. •We use brown rice in our dishes. •Our fish is Wild caught from Norway and Alaska. •Our Beef is certified Angus Beef.

•Our NATURAL SMOOTHIES are made with real fruit and juices. No sugar added. •We proudly serve Boar´s Head deli meat. •We proudly serve Houston´s BEST N.Y. BAGELS. •BREAKFAST. LUNCH. DINNER

YELAPA PLAYA MEXICAN 2303 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098 | 281.501.0391 | www.yelapatime.com PREMIUM TEQUILAS, signature cocktails, great wine list, amazing ceviches, $9.95 lunch specials Monday through Saturday, happy hour Monday through Saturday 12 – 7 and reverse happy hour 9:30 till close; $2 beer, $4 margaritas/sangrias, $5 house wine, $4 shots of Patron. Come and enjoy seafood with a tropical twist; OUTSIDE PATIO seating and private dining room available. owners | chuck bulnes and rob lippincott

FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFÉ 1842 Fountain View. 713.785.9060

KRAFTSMEN BAKING 4100 Montrose, #C. 713.524.7272 www.kraftsmenbaking.com

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

TAFT STREET COFFEE 2115 Taft. 713.522.3533 www.taftstreetcoffee.org

THE COFFEE GROUNDZ 2503 Bagby. 713.874.0082 www.coffeegroundz.net

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

MORE THAN CAKES 1100 West Dallas. 713.652.5132 www.morethancakes.com

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES 4014 Westheimer. 713.871.9929 www.sprinkles.com

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

THE FRUIT PALETTE 2413 Rice Blvd. 713.523.7848 www.thefruitpalette.com

ISLAND GRILL + JUICE BAR •5709 Woodway. 713.334.4036 •4024 Bellaire Blvd. 713.665.5388 www.islandgrillhouston.com

RUSTIKA CAFÉ 3237 Southwest Frwy. 713.665.6226 www.rustikacafe.com

SUGAR BABY'S CUPCAKES 3310 S. Shepherd. 713.527.8427 www.ilovesugarbabys.com

THE BUFFALO GRILLE •3116 Bissonnet. 713.661.3663 •1301 S. Voss. 713.784.3663 www.thebuffalogrille.com

TINY BOXWOOD’S 3614 W. Alabama St. 713.622.4224 www.tinyboxwoods.com

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fruit palette

MIA BELLA •2006 Lexington. 713.237.0505 •320 Main. 713.237.0505 www.miabellatrattoria.com

EL TORO [mex] 11920 Westheimer. 281.920.4840 www.eltorotexmex.com

MINGALONE 540 Texas. 713.223.0088 www.mingalone.com

FREEB!RDS WORLD BURRITO 9 Houston Locations Catering 888.392.2287 www.freebirds.com

MARDI GRAS GRILL 1200 Durham. 713.864.5600 www.mardigrasgrill.net

RISTORANTE CAVOUR 1080 Uptown Park. 713.418.1000 www.granducahouston.com

GUADALAJARA DEL CENTRO 1201 San Jacinto. 713.650.0101 www.guadalajarahacienda.com

THIS IS IT SOULFOOD 207 W. Gray. 713.659.1608 www.thisisithouston.com

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.

HABANEROS MEX-GRILL 3017 Milam. 713.523.1010 www.habanerosmexgrill.com

VALENTINO Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South. 713.850.9200 www.valentinorestaurantgroup.com

•THE LEMON TREE [peru] •12591 Whittington. 281.556.0690 •207 Gray St. 713.655.0430 www.thelemontreeonline.com

cajun+creole+ southern

TREEBEARDS •315 Travis. 713.228.2622 •1117 Texas. 713.229.8248 •1100 Louisiana. 713.752.2601 •700 Rusk. 713.224.6677 www.treebeards.com ZYDECO LOUISIANA DINER 1119 Pease. 713.759.2001 www.zydecolouisianadiner.com

european BRASSERIE MAX + JULI [french] 4315 Montrose. 713.524.0070 www.maxandjulie.net CHARIVARI [european] 2521 Bagby. 713.271.7231 www.charivarirest.com FEAST [european] 219 Westheimer. 713.529.7788 www.feasthouston.com OPORTO [european] 3833 Richmond. 713.621.1114 www.oporto.us

indian KIRAN’S 4100 Westheimer. 713.960.8472 www.kiranshouston.com NARIN’S BOMBAY BRASSERIE 3005 W. Loop South.713.622.2005 www.narinsbombaybrasserie.com SHIVA 2415 Times Blvd. 713.523.4753 www.shivarestaurant.com

italian ARCODORO 5000 Westheimer. 713.621.6888 www.arcodoro.com ARTURO’S Uptown Park. 713.621.1180 www.arturosuptown.com

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latin

IRMA’S [mex] •22 N. Chenevert. 713.222.0767 •1314 Texas. 713.247.9651 www.irmasouthwest.com

ANDALUCIA [spanish} 1201 San Jacinto. 713.651.1081 www.bellarestaurants.com CAFÉ PIQUET [cuban] 5757 Bissonnet. 713.664.1031 www.cafepiquet.net CYCLONE ANAYA’S [mex] 309 Gray St. 713.520.6969 www.cycloneanaya.com

tila’s

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

EL MESON [cuban] 2425 University. 713.522.9306 EL PATIO [mex] •6444 Westheimer. 713.780.0410 •2416 Brazos. 713.523.8181 www.elpatio.com

tinto’s

TINTOS [spanish] 2015 West Gray. 713.522.1330 www.tintosrestaurant.com

EL REY [cuban-mex] •233 Main. 713.225.1895 •910 Shepherd. 713.802.9145 www.elreytaqueria.com EL TIEMPO CANTINA [mex] •3130 Richmond. 713.807.1600 •5602 Washington.713.681.3645 •1308 Montrose. 713.807.8996 www.eltiempocantina.com

las ventanas

LAS VENTANAS [mex] 14555 Grisby Rd. 281.752.6990 www.lasventanas.net LUCIO’S [new american latin] 905 Taft. 713.523.9958 www.luciosbyob.com MARIA SELMA [mex] 1617 Richmond. 713.528.4920 www.mariaselma.com


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NINFA'S THE ORIGINAL 2704 Navigation Blvd. 713.228.1175 www.ninfas.com

PINK’S PIZZA www.pinkspizza.com •710 West Gray. 713.521.7465 •1403 Heights. 713.864.7465

CHANDNI RESTAURANT [steak] 11102 S Highway 6. 281.530.9200 www.gochandni.com

OCEAN’S [mex] 819 W. Alabama. 713.520.7744 www.oceansceviche.com

STAR PIZZA •77 Harvard. 713.869.1241 •2111 Norfolk. 713.523.0800 www.starpizza.net

CUPCAKE CAFE 16525 Lexington Blvd. 281.242.2744 www.cupcakecafeofsugarland.com

DIEGO'S [mex] 1421 Preston. 713.236.1300 www.diegosrestaurantbar.com RIOJA [spanish] 11920 Westheimer. 281.531.5569 www.riojarestaurant.com TACOS A GO-GO 3704 Main. 713.807.8226 www.tacosagogo.com

yelapa YELAPA PLAYA MEXICANA 2303 Richmond Ave. 281.501.0391 www.yelapatime.com

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

niko niko’s NIKO NIKO’S 2520 Montrose. 713.528.1308 www.nikonikos.com SAFFRON [moroccan] 2006 Lexington. 713.522.3562 www.saffronhouston.com

pizza BOMBAY PIZZA CO. 914 Main St. 713.654.4444 www.bombaypizzaco.com CANDELARI’S 6002 Washington. 832.200.1474 www.candelaris.com DOLCE VITA PIZZERIA ENOTECA 500 Westheimer. 713.520.8222 www.dolcevitahouston.com FRANK’S PIZZA 417 Travis. 713.225.5656 www.frankspizza.com

steak+chops FLEMING’S •2405 W. Alabama. 713.520.5999 •788 W. Sam Houston Pkwy.713.827.1120 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

CAFE DI FIORE [italian] 10110 Woodlands Pkwy., Ste. 900. 281.298.1228 www.caffe-di-fiore.com DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT 10700 Kuykendahl Road. 281.298.8422 www.dickeysbarbecuerestaurants.com

GRIMALDI'S PIZZERIA 16535 Southwest Freeway. 281.265.2280 www.grimaldispizzeria.com

DIMASSI'S [ethnic] 1640 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.363.0200 www.dimassisbuffet.com

JAPANEIRO'S SUSHI BISTRO & LATIN GRILL 2168 Texas Dr. 281.201.5294 www.japaneiros.com

GENGHIS GRILL [asian] 9300 6 Pines Drive. 281.363.4745 www.genghisgrill.com

KONA GRILL 16535 Southwest Freeway. 281.208.3333 www.tix.com

GURI DO SUL STEAKHOUSE 1400 Research Forest Dr. 281.907.4146 www.guridosul.com

LAURENZO’S GRILLE 4412 Washington. 713.880.5111 www.laurenzosgrille.com

LA MADELEINE FRENCH BAKERY & CAFE 2675 Town Center Blvd. N. 281.494.4400 www.lamadeleine.com

HONEY BEE HAM + DELI 4747 Research Forest Dr. 281.364.9200

MO’S 1801 Post Oak Blvd. 713.877.0720 www.mosrestaurants.com

NAPA GRILLE URBAN WINE BAR 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.277.2599 www.napagrille.net

www.massassushiandrobatabar.com

MORTON’S •5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 •1001 McKinney. 713.659.3700 www.mortons.com

PERRY'S GRILL 2115 Town Square. 281.565.2727 www.perryssteakhouse.com

fleming’s

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE 5839 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.7352 www.pappasbros.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

STRIP HOUSE 1200 McKinney. 713.659.6000 www.theglaziergroup.com

SUGAR LAND AMICI RISTORANTE [italian] 16089 City Walk Drive. 281.242.2800 www.amicitownsquare.com BROOKSTREET BBQ 1418 Highway 6. 281.313.4000 www.brookstreetbbq.com CAFE INDIA 2319 Williams Trace Blvd. 281.565.5881 CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL 2335 Highway 6. 281.980.4433 www.carrabbas.com

PHO MAI NOODLE HOUSE 16200 Kensington Dr. 281.491.1528 www.phomainoodlehouse.com RAJIN CAJUN 16100 Kensington Dr. 281.277.0704 www.ragin-cajun.com THAI COTTAGE II 4723 Sweetwater Blvd. 281.313.0707 www.thai-cottage.com

MASSA'S SUSHI 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.5688

P F CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.203.6350 www.pfchangs.com SITAR CUISINE OF INDIA 25701 Interstate 45. 281.364.0200 www.sitarcuisineofindia.net SWEET BELLA ITALIAN KITCHEN 202 Sawdust Road. 832.585.0066 www.sweetbellasatllc.com THE MELTING POT 19075 Interstate 45. 936.271.7416 www.themeltingpot.com TIN STAR [american] 300 Six Pines Drive. 281.465.9800

THE BURNING PEAR 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com WASABI JAPANESE GRILL + SUSHI BAR 14019 Southwest Freeway. 281.242.3899 WILLIE’S GRILL + ICE HOUSE 945 Highway 6. 281.242.2252 www.williesrestaurants.com

THE WOODLANDS BENIHANA [asian] 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. 281.292.0061 www.benihana.com BROOKLYN CAFÉ [american] •4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. 281.298.7488 •3091 College Park Dr. 936.273.8880 www.thebrooklyncafe.com

TO GO Happy Hour Rising SUN at RA Sushi Highland Village on Sunday, September 5, from 8pm to midnight kicks off a new Sunday DJ night featuring delicious food and drink specials. DJ SUN will be spinning. Delight in RA Sushi’s rockin’ rolls! Absolve Wine Lounge $4 fresh sangria + beer specials. Benjy’s 4-7pm, $5 appetizers include salmon sashimi and margerita pizza to name a few. $5 select red, white and sparkling wine + $5 select liquors or specialty drinks. Catalan $5 cocktails, beer specials + $5 Washington Ave. street food specials. Eddie V’s 4-7pm, $5 specialty cocktails + $5-$8 appetizers. Gallant Knight $1 beer night Thursdays. The Grove 4-7pm, $2 domestic beers, $3 well drinks, $5 specialty drinks + $3 eats of chicken tacos, mini burgers and chips and queso. Hearsay Gastro Lounge 47pm, $2-$6 beers; $6 red and white wines by the glass + $6 food includes Hearsay Hamburger with fries, grilled chicken sandwich and warm baked goat cheese salad. House of Blues $1 domestic beer + $2 import beer. Kona Grill Friday wine and sushi only happy hour. McCormick & Schmick’s $3.50 Zeigenbock draft + more. Monarch half-off bottles of wine Monday nights.

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dine write By Beatrice Valencia Photography by Jill Hunter

oh my pocket pies! | joe phillips

mam’s house of ice

frosted betty mobile bake shop

FOOD TRUCK

PHENOM!

melange creperie

WE DID A CROSS SECTION OF THIS BUDDING BUSINESS MODEL THAT IS TAKING THE CITY BY STORM. THERE ARE MANY MORE FOOD TRUCKS IN THE CITY BUT WE COULDN’T INCLUDE THEM ALL. SO TAKE A LOOK, TAKE A BITE OR DO A LITTLE RESEARCH OF YOUR OWN TO FIND YOUR FAVORITE TRUCK. JUST REMEMBER TO BRING CASH! Fusion Taco Truck- www.fusiontacotruck.com This black truck with orange flames is hard to miss but blink and you just might miss where they’re at for the day. Don’t fret. You can find their daily locations via Twitter on Facebook. From lunch to happy hour to late night, they’re all over the map. The grub- This is Houston’s first gourmet Asian fusion truck with South American inspirations. Think chicken satay, spicy curry pork or grilled tofu served on handmade corn tortillas with Asian slaw. Other tasty treats on the menu: short rib, chicken satay flautas, quesadillas, their curry beef signature taco and Asian sliders. This fusion works masterfully. The combination of Asian prepared fillers, with its sweet but savory touches, in a corn tortilla tastes great. It satisfies any hunger but keep in my mind, it’s a taco truck so you aren’t going to get large serving sizes. Don’t forget to ask how many come in an order. Items range from $2-$6.

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Mam’ s House of Ice- www.mamshousofice.com Looking for something to cool you off in the scorching heat? Mam’s is the place. Located in The Heights on the corner of 20th and Rutland you can stay atop of when they open via Facebook. You can also learn when they will close for the summer and if they might reopen for fall hot chocolate service. The grub- Their quality New Orleans style snoballs are finely shaved ice drowning in the flavor of your choosing from natural to sugar-free options plus extras like condensed milk, ice cream scoop, whipped cream, sour warhead spray and marshmallow cream. Available in sizes small through large, your cup overflows with snoball– so much so, you need a spoon and a straw to attack it. With flavors varying from tiger’s blood, bubble gum, champagne, wedding cake to dill pickle – beyond plus the extras, finding your signature flavor will be a feat. Good thing you have all long hot summers to figure it out. Bring your four-legged companion as well! They have doggie cones too! Snoballs range from $1.75-$3.75 + any extras. Frosted Betty Mobile Bake ShopThis mobile cupcake station sets the same standards as the actual bricks and mortar baked goods, made with love, from scratch from only the finest ingredients every morning. They use fresh local organic products and recycled or biodegradable packaging. Did we mention the decorative

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touches are some of the cutest we’ve EVER seen?! Follow them via Twitter or Facebook to get your hands on a sweet treat before they sellout! The grub- Cupcakes! Cupcakes galore! Flavors available are placed like magnets on the truck side by the delivery window. You can try a few or several. Boxes from 1 to 6 cupcakes are in the truck. We tried the red velvet, vanilla with chocolate, vanilla with Nutella and an Almond Ricotta Raspberry. They are frosting masters! The cream cheese to Nutella to the Ricotta Raspberry were the BEST we’ve tasted! More reasonable cupcake sizes and dallops of frosting are served too. Cupcakes start at $3. Melange CreperieThis crepe cart sets up shop off Westheimer at Taft and Montrose in the parking lot of Mango’s. Serving made to order crepes on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7am-1pm and weekends from 10am-2pm, Sean, the expert crepe maker, is happy to take your order! Follow him via Twitter.

the Highland Village Farmer’s Market for breakfast at press time but stay tuned to www.twitter.com/ohmypocketpies for updates on their movement. Expect local ingredients supporting local farmers/businesses to create an outstanding, fresh quality pocket.

CUPCAKE COACH “Cupcakes Make You Happy” – with a tag line like that you must try these! Their happy aqua colored cupcake “coach”/ truck can be followed via twitter at www.twitter.com/cupcakecoach. They use local products when possible to support the community that supports them and any unsold cupcakes are donated to local charities to feed the hungry. That’s a pretty sweet deal!

The grub- We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Pocket Pies, Joe, who prides his food on being fresh, local, creative and healthy. The chicken chili relleno pocket pie is bursting with ground chicken, roasted corn and poblano peppers. No empty corners or greasy fingers. Their Salisbury steak is equally bursting with ground meat, onions, mushrooms and brown gravy. And not once is their grease squishing out from their flaky dough. Make sure you try some dessert including the s’mores pie! It’s nostalgic! Items range from $2-$6.

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The grub- Holy Mother of Pete! Offering crepes such as banana Nutella, ham, egg and cheese, avocado, chili cream sauce, jicama combo plus a couple others, this crepe stand rocks! It’s a bit hot out but Sean is there making crepes as you order so you’re served a piping hot, fresh crepe. We had all three but the ham, egg and cheese knocked our socks off and the classic banana and Nutella hits the spot. All ingredients are fresh on the cart and you get to see the whole process. Crepes range from $5-$6.

Jarro Cafe taco Wagon- www.jarrocafe.com If you’re craving for some tacos “chilango” style (“Mexico City style”), this is the place for you. It’s conveniently located on the parking lot of its sister eatery (by the same name) so you won’t have to go on a wild goose chase every time you crave them. The grub- The menu offers some off Mexico’s top sellers: Al Pastor, Suadero, Cochinita Pibil, Fajita, Chorizo, Carnitas and Campechana. Think of the taco as a little piece of heaven, all wrapped up in fresh corn tortillas, perfectly garnished with freshly chopped cilantro and diced onions. Just add a touch of your favorite salsa, a squeeze of lime juice and listo! You have the perfect meal in the palm of your hand, literally! Once you take the first bite, you’ll be hooked. The meats are perfectly marinated in various traditional spices to give them their unique sabor. No taco is complete without a good salsa; well, there is no shortage of that here. You’ll have six choices: Maya, lava, 7 chiles, Neon, Marta and roja…they are all simply amazing!

Oh My Pocket Pies!On slight hiatus in search of their “new home,” keeping track of their progress is as easy as logging on to Twitter. The big red truck is making appearances at www.ohmypocketpies.com

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YOU’VE EITHER READ OR WATCHED TONY BOURDAIN, YOU PROBABLY GET IT. HIS COMMENTARY CENTERS AROUND FOOD, AND YET THAT IS BUT A CONDUIT. FOOD IS A CONDUIT FOR LIVING, AND DRINKING IS THE LUBRICANT THAT MAKES POSSIBLE THE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WHILE THE FOOD ANCHORS THE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS HE MAKES. BOURDAIN HAS EXPLORED THIS OVER AND OVER, ON MANY CONTINENTS, BOTH TO INTERNALIZE IT ALL TO HIMSELF AND TO CREATE A NARRATIVE FOR YOU AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. AS YOU’LL SEE… When you talk about traveling, and especially in respect to What you do, you hear so much about seasonal ingredients, local ingredients – and We in the u.s. moving toWards this point Where nothing is seasonal – persimmons, kumquats, soft shell crabs – you can get them any time? does that take some of the fun out of it for you? i mean, i like seasonal. one of the things i like about italy, they don’t even talk about it. you don’t hear all of this…those words “seasonal, local, regional… .” of course it’s seasonal, local, regional. they look at you like an idiot for asking for a tomato out of season. they’d look at you like you have two heads. you’re just taking it for granted. you eat the favas when they’re in season. you eat little birds in the winter and you eat the fish you like in the summer, period. and to even think about it otherwise is crazy. so, it’s a little annoying, the dogma that comes with it, especially in this country, the self-congratulatory sort of thing – ‘oh, look at me, i’m eating seasonal and local.’ that’s the way we should have been eating all along – to the extent that we’re catching up, that’s a good thing. “medium raW” (bourdain’s neWest book) doesn’t necessarily feel like a sequel in the sense that you’re not just pulling from the “kitchen confidential” bag of tricks, but it’s absolutely a chronological sequel. is it just that, chronological, or is it a real sequel for you? it’s a for real sequel in the sense that i tried very hard to not make it more of the same. “kitchen confidential” was my life until 44. you know, it’s only 10 years since then, so i’m catching up with how my life has changed and how the business has changed and then also just kind of settling some scores and saying some things that i wasn’t able to say then. i didn’t feel any obligation, really, to stick with any particular program. i certainly didn’t when i wrote “kitchen confidential,” so in the sense that i didn’t really give a shit what i was

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Anthony Bourdain Interview by Lance Scott Walker doing or that i didn’t even know what i was doing when i wrote “kitchen confidential,” i stuck with the same business model for this book. speaking seasonal, local, both: Where, for you, are the best oysters in the World? Wow… brittany [france], hard to argue with brittany. i have a sentimental attachment to cape cod, the Wellfleet oysters… Washington state, oregon, around there they’ve got some good oysters, too. it just feels like it’s the second installment, maybe of a much greater piece. do you plan another one? no-o-o, i’m done, i’m done. i mean, the next book is a crime novel, and the one after that will be writing about living somewhere else. i mean, it’s more of a travel piece. there won’t be a third. that’s for sure. hoW much of a crossover do you think you have betWeen the television audience and those Who read your books? clearly a lot. i’m selling a lot of books. i can see as well from when i do the public speaking; they’re big crowds and they buy the books and they ask questions about the books, and i’m surprised all the time about how conversational people are with the obscure details of both books and shows.

i knoW you’re a big music guy. What are you listening to right noW? i’m on a bobby Womack kind of thing. i keep listening to “across 110th street” again and again. i love that song. you greW up very much in the age of the album, and noW We live in an age Where We digest music so much differently. do you still get a chance to really absorb a record here and again, to really live inside of a record for a day or tWo? i do not, no. i just don’t have time for that. i load up my ipod with stuff and listen to it on the road, but it’s very, very unusual that i can sit down and listen to a whole cd or something like that. unfortunately not, no. saturday morning, you’ve got the house to yourself and nothing to do, What’s your go-to dish and your go-to record to go along With it? i’d make beef bourguignon and listen to the soundtrack for “superfly.” WWW.anthonybourdain.com


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Back Crate Make your own moonshine? OK, not really but turn the juice of your choice into alcohol with this “Spike Your Juice” kit. Simply pick your juice, “spike” with a packet provided and attach the appropriate label to keep safe from children. Seal with Airlock after filling it with water to appropriate level. Wait for 48 hours and enjoy! Visit www.spikeyourjuice.com for specifics. • Spike Your Juice Kit

Crate 1 Veev Acai Spirit • Ty Ku Soju Hudson Ferus Vodka

In Bag Dripping Springs Vodka Enmascarado Mezcal

Crate 2 Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey Snake River Stampede Premium Blended Canadian Whisky Conjure Cognac

Little Bottles Camus Cognac Borderies XO Camus Cognac VS & VSOP

Up Front L-R Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka • Vesica Triple Distilled Potato Vodka Patron XO Café

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EVENT: TEXAS VODKA THROWDOWN WHY: TO BENEFIT THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK WHERE: CAROLINE COLLECTIVE WHEN: JULY 10 With a record-breaking crowd for nonprofit organization and artist sanctuary Caroline Collective and a ton of food (literally, more than 2,000 pounds of it!) raised for the Houston Food Bank, the Texas Vodka Throwdown was immensely successful. Tito’s Handmade Vodka was crowned the winner, but that doesn’t make the other six Texas-based vodka companies losers by any means! This event, which followed the Texas Tequila Throwdown in January, just proves that the Lone Star State always has the best to offer.

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Events / Photo Credit TEXAS VODKA THROWDOWN – Patrick Peñas for www.lastnightpics.com CEVICHE THROWDOWN – Roswitha Vogler for www.lastnightpics.com SUMMER FIESTA – Michelle Watson + John Boni for www.lastnightpics.com 2010 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR EVENTS –Michelle Watson + Patrick Peñas for www.lastnightpics.com FREEBIRDS OPENING – Brad Sechler for www.lastnightpics.com

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EVENT: CEVICHE THROWDOWN WHY: TO BENEFIT GULF COAST FISHERMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES WHERE: SOMA SUSHI WHEN: JULY 19 Eleven Houston-area all-star chefs battled it out to see whose ceviche reigned supreme at Chowhounds’ sixth annual Ceviche Throwdown. Hundreds of onlookers gathered as the city’s best worked their magic in the sushi pit in the center of the restaurant. Alex Padilla of Ninfa’s on Navigation took home the title, while the silent auction paired with ticket sales raised more than $30,000 to go toward Gulf Coast families who have suffered financially from the tragic oil spill.

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With H-town still buzzing from all the World Cup mania, it was simply natural that Houstonians would be thrilled and eager to celebrate, and there were definitely plenty of events to choose from. The celebrations kicked off on July 24 with the Dynamo Charities Go for Goal 5k Run and the Diesel Kids Fun Run. On July 25, the Dynamos hosted a soccer film festival at the Angelika Film Center. On July 26, they hosted a private party for season ticket holders and sponsors and capped the evening with an event at Venue. On the 27th, MLS W.O.R.K.S helped The Home Depot Community Build to provide a playground at Golden Acres Elementary School in Pasadena. That evening Discovery Green Park downtown hosted the MLS All-Star Jam and later that evening the ZaZa hosted an exclusive soiree. Phew, July 28 and finally game day rolled around and things got a bit more serious when 18-time English and three-time European champion Manchester United went against the Major League Soccer All-Stars and won. The four-day celebration culminated with a very cool party at House of Blues. What a week!

EVENT: 2010 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR EVENTS WHY: TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN SOCCER WHERE: ALL OVER TOWN WHEN: JULY 24- 28

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EVENT: FREEBIRDS OPENING AT SHOPS @ KIRBY WHY: 9th LOCATION GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION WHERE: 8057 KIRBY DR. WHEN: AUGUST 6 Freebirds has done it again! Houstonians can’t get enough of the succulent, mouthwatering and perfectly wrapped burritos and their yummylishious Mac n’ Cheese… it’s so darn good! Austin musician Paul Renna entertained the crowd while guests enjoyed ice-cold beers provided by Silver Eagle Budweiser, delish Queso Mac and Cheese, a variety of tacos, burritos and some brownie bites. Some of the first to arrive were Texans players coming from spring training. The event raised over $3000 for Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Trees of Houston. Congratulations!

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You do not play an instrument, correct? No, I don’t. I just sing and write music. So how do you convey your ideas to your band? Good question. You want to know history, or just right now? Mix it up. Well, in the beginning, the reason why I went to Sugar Hill [Studios] was to try and find somebody like a composer that I could sing melodies to and play things on the piano – and when I say play the piano, I have no idea what I’m doing. I would just write things and like dink, dink, dink… ‘this is the melody that I want. I want to do this and I want all these instruments, let’s make it happen.’ And so they brought in a guy named Kevin Ryan… Kevin helped me out in the first couple of years recording. Now what we do is my boyfriend Nolan, who plays guitar and keys, he and I sit down and do the same thing. I just say ‘this is my idea for the song, here’s the melody, I’m picturing this and this and this…’ and he – luckily – totally reads my mind. We work well together. But yeah, it has been difficult – trying to establish that connection. Sometimes, I can’t get the point across. Do you think will ever learn an instrument? I take piano lessons… I have been taking

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GLITTER KARAOKE | HOT HOUSTON HANGOUT TAKES CENTER STAGE 2621 milam, houston, tx 77006 | 713.526.4900 | www.glitterkaraoke.com

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OMETIMES STEREOTYPES ARE THERE FOR A REASON. I CAN’T DANCE. I CAN’T JUMP. I STILL LISTEN TO HOOTIE EVERY NOW AND THEN. AS LONG AS IT IS WITHOUT MALICIOUS INTENT, OCCASIONALLY INDULGING IN THE STEREOTYPICAL CAN LEAD TO SOME PRETTY HUMOROUS INTROSPECTION. WHEN THE AVERAGE JOE Q. AMERICAN UNBUTTONS THAT TOP BUTTON AND LOOSENS THAT TIE, READY TO SUCK DOWN SOME DOMESTIC BEERS AND BELT OUT SOME BILLY JOEL, GLITTER, THE CAMPY KING OF KITSCH KARAOKE ON 2621 MILAM, IS EXACTLY WHAT COMES TO MIND.

If the first thing you think of when you hear the word karaoke is the scene from Rush Hour 2 when Chris Tucker steals the show with a serious Michael Jackson get-down, you’re not far off. Karaoke bars aren’t supposed to be magnificent temples built to honor the booze gods. Anything outside of four walls and a disco ball tends to steal the show and Glitter knows this……MAN! A simple layout of neon-splashed walls, a concrete floor and a relatively Spartan stage with a couple of mics and bar stools is all that awaits brave participants. A gleaming, fully stocked bar with all the typical top-shelfs and a perfect brew selection doesn’t disappoint, but the look of the place isn’t what you showed up for, now is it? You came to gawk at the train wreck on stage or catch that diamond in the rough before Randy Jackson whisks them off to Hollywood. Glitter doesn’t disappoint on that front either. Cool thing about it is that there’s no hierarchy of participants here, no favored sons of the Glitter karaoke scene. Your favorite pair of old Chucks and that faded Astros cap gets you to the stage just as quickly as a greasy scalp, Diesel jeans and a fistful of twenties. And you know that feeling you get when you wait three hours at your favorite haunt to hear your tune on the jukebox, only to finally hear the opening licks right as you’re opening the door to leave? Not an issue at Glitter yet. Everyone gets their shot to shine. Catching Glitter’s almost famous doorman show off his pipes with a little Stone Temple Pilots is still a treat though, no matter when your selected song is coming up. Warning: he’s a tough act to follow. Attitude can make or break any bar and that’s especially true of a place willing to give complete strangers a loaded microphone. Luckily, a casual, anything goes nature abounds in Glitter. Don’t feel like taking your chances on stage? Stand up and support the guy or gal up front by dancing a bit or singing at the top of your lungs along with them. Got up on stage and thought you knew the words to your favorite Journey jam a little better? Make a friend of a stranger and pull them on stage with you. No sideways glances, boos or produce will be hurled in your direction. In fact, you might just leave feeling like a rock star. Glitter understands that after one beer, the stage can still be a frightening place. But after a beer and a shot – now we’re talking. A little Cuervo can take any wannabe crooner from zero to hero in a matter of seconds, so Glitter keeps the liquid encouragement flowing. In addition to various nightly specials, Glitter offers a basic happy

hour with $3 beers and $4 shots. Although Glitter keeps pretty typical hours (Thursday-Sunday, 9 -2), they blow the lid off on Tuesdays as well, with a dying breed of downtown party – Industry Night. Happy hour prices run all night and “Industry Idol” is sure to impress. Things get heated during the competition with $150 on the line. Every now and then, it’s fun to engage in a little self-deprecation. Being able to laugh at yourself after butchering your favorite song in front of complete strangers and that cute girl you just bought a beer is a right of karaoke passage. Maybe Glitter is a total stereotype on that front, but it’s everything a karaoke joint is supposed to be – and for that, Houston is singing its praises.

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BARS + CLUBS + LOUNGES + WINE BARS 002 night life

LUCKY STRIKE LANES L F 1201 San Jacinto. 713.343.3300 www.bowlluckystrike.com MINT C 511 Main. 713.221.8855

downtown A+ BAR | inside Alden Hotel C 1117 Prairie. 832.200.8800 www.aldenhotels.com C&F DRIVE INN B 6714 N. Main. 713.861.0704

MOLLY’S PUB B 509 Main. 713.222.1033 www.mollyspubs.com POLK STREET PUB B F 1201 Polk St. #140. 713.652.4044 www.polkstreetpubhouston.com

CHAR BAR B F 305 Travis. 713.222.8177 www.charbarhouston.com CORK WINE BAR W 1201 San Jacinto. 713.936.1000 www.corkpavilions.com THE COTTON EXCHANGE B+L 202 Travis. 832.507.5906 www.cottonexchangelounge.com DEAN’S CREDIT CLOTHING B 316 Main. 713.227.3326 www.myspace.com/ deanscreditclothing DIVE LOUNGE |inside the 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. 713.228.7468 www.beerknurd.com HOUSE OF BLUES B LM 1204 Caroline. 1.888.40.BLUES www.hob.com/houston

PETE’S DUELING PIANO BAR b 1201 Fannin. | Houston Pavilions 713.337.7383 www.petesduelingpianobar.com RED CAT JAZZ CAFÉ B+L LM 924 Congress. 713.226.7870 www.redcatjazzcafe.com RESERVE 101 V B 1201 Caroline. 713.655.7101 www.reserve101.com SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ B LM 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com SHADOW BAR C 213 Milam. 713.221.5483 www.theshadowbar.com SHAY MCELROY’S B 909 Texas Suite A. 713.223.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com STATE BAR & LOUNGE B+L 909 #2-A Texas. 713.229.8888 www.thestatebar.com THE BREWERY TAP B 717 Franklin. 713.237.1537 THE B.U.S. SB 1800 Texas. 713.222.2287

LA CARAFE W 813 Congress. 713.229.9399

TOC BAR C 711 Franklin. 713.224.4862 www.tocbar.net

LONE STAR SALOON B 1900 Travis. 713.757.1616

VENUE C+L 719 Main. 713.236.8150 www.venuehouston.com

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BAR 12•21 MORTON’S L F 5000 Westheimer. 713.629.1946 www.mortons.com BLANCO’S B F 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072 www.houstonredneck.com BELVEDERE L 1131 Uptown Park. 713.552.9271 www.belvedereinfo.com BLVD 610 LOUNGE B+L 3005 West Loop. 832.875.3997 www.blvd610.com THE BLACK SWAN |Omni Hotel C 4 Riverway. 713.871.8181

JET LOUNGE L LM 1515 Pease. 713.659.2000 www.thejetloungehouston.com

LIVE SPORTS CAFÉ SB 407 Main. 713.228.5483 www.livesportscafe.com

galleria+uptown

CLUB 26 TEN C F 2610 Sage. 713.974.4000 www.myspace.com/club26ten PLANETA BAR-RIO C 6400 Richmond. 832.251.9600 PAPARRUCHOS B F 3055 Sage. 713.212.3178 www.paparruchos.com

heights + washington 360 SPORTS LOUNGE SB 4061 Washington. 713.667.0398 www.360sportslounge.com

PEARL BAR B 4216 Washington. 713.863.5337 www.thepearlbarhouston.com

EL PATIO C F 2416 Brazos. 713.523.8181 www.elpatio.com

PORCH SWING PUB B 69 Heights. 713.880.8700

EPIC C+L 3030 Travis. 713.522.2531

REBEL’S HONKY TONK B 5002 Washington. 713.807.7040

FIX LOUNGE L 2707 Milam. 832.281.2101

www.rebelshonkytonk.com

ABSOLVE WINE LOUNGE l 920 Studemont St., #150 281.501.1788 www.absolvewinelounge.com

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BEER ISLAND B W L 2631 White Oak. 713.862.4670 BIG STAR B 1005 W. 19th. 281.501.9560 www.bigstarbar.com BLUE LABEL LOUNGE C 4500 Washington. 713.861.9910 www.bluelabellounge.com BOOM BOOM ROOM B F 2518 Yale. 713.868.3740 www.myspace.com/ boomboomroomhouston

REIGN L 4105 Washington. 713.869.0404

FRONT PORCH PUB B 217 Gray. 713.571.9571 www.frontporchpub.com

SAWYER PARK SPORTS BAR SB 2412 Washington. 713.863.9350 www.sawyerparkhouston.com

HOWL AT THE MOON L 612 Hadley. 713.658.9700 www.howlatthemoon.com

SANCTUARY LOUNGE L 2420 Washington. 713.861.7300 www.sanctuaryhouston.com

IBIZA LOUNGE NEXT DOOR L F 2450 Louisiana. 713.520.7300 www.ibizaloungenextdoor.com

THE DIRT B 222 Yale. 713.426.4222 www.dirtbar.com

KOMODO’S B 2004 Baldwin. 713.655.1501

THE DRINKERY B 4115 Washington. 713.426.3617 THE DRAKE L 1902 Washington. 713.861.9600 www.thedrakebar.com

DAN ELECTRO’S GUITAR BAR B LM 1031 E. 24th St. 713.862.8707 www.danelectrosguitarbar.com

THE LOT B 4212 Washington. 713.868.5688 www.thelothouston.com

RA SUSHI b f 3908 Westheimer. 713.621.5800 12860 Queensbury. 713.331.2792 www.rasushi.com

DARKHORSE TAVERN B 2207 Washington. 713.426.2442 www.dhtavern.com

THE SOCIAL B 3730 Washington. 713.426.5585 www.thesocialinfo.com

REMINGTON BAR B

DUBLINER LOUNGE B 4219 Washington. 713.861.2300

midtown

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St. Regis Hotel

1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713.403.2631 www.theremingtonrestaurant.com RICHMOND ARMS B 5920 Richmond. 713.784.7722

www.richmondarmsonline.com ROXY C 5851 W. Alabama. 713.850.ROXY www.myspace.com/roxyhouston THE TASTING ROOM W •1101-18 Uptown Park. 713.993.9800 •2409 W. Alabama. 713.526.2242 www.tastingroomwines.com WILD WEST C 6101 Richmond. 713.266.3455 www.wildwesthouston.com

EI8TH B 5102 Washington. 713.880.3500 KOBAIN B 33 Waugh. 713.862.9911 www.kobain.net MANOR ON WASHINGTON L 4819 Washington. 713.426.0123 www.manoronwashington.com NOX C 4701 Nett. 281.701.4248 www.noxhouston.com ONION CREEK B 3106 White Oak. 713.880.0706 www.onioncreekcafe.com PANDORA L 1815 Washington. 832.296.6220

13 CELSIUS W 3000 Caroline. 713.529.8466 www.13celsius.com 3RD BAR B F 2600 Travis. 713.526.8282 BOND LOUNGE C+L 2700 Milam. 713.529.2663 www.bond2700.com COACHES SB 2204 Louisiana. 713.751.1970 www.coachesjv.com CHRISTIAN’S TAILGATE B F 2000 Bagby. 713.527.0261 www.christianstailgate.com DECO L 510 Gray. 713.659.4900 www.decohouston.com

LEON’S LOUNGE L 1006 McGowen. 713.659.3052 NOUVEAU ANTIQUE ART BAR B 2913 Main St. www.art-bar.net PUB FICTION L SB 2303 Smith. 713.400.8400 www.pubfiction.com RICH’S C 2401 San Jacinto. 713.759.9606 SAINT DANE’S BAR + GRILL B 502 Elgin. 713.807.7040

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STATUS C 2404 San Jacinto. 713.659.5400 www.myspace.com/statushouston SWIVEL L F 2621 Milam. 713.222.2057 www.swivelhouston.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 THE WET SPOT SB 160 W. Gray. 713.523.7768 TIPSY CLOVER B 2416 Brazos. 713.524.8782


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ICON KEY UNION BAR B+L 2708 Bagby. 281.974.1916 www.myspace.com/unionlounge WHISKEY CREEK B 2905 Travis. 713.526.4225 www.whiskeycreekhouston.com XO BAR & LOUNGE C 2611 San Jacinto. 713.651.9900 www.myspace.com/xohouston

montrose + shepherd

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THE HARP B 1625 Richmond. 713.528.7827 LOLA’S B 2327 Grant. 713.528.8342

AGORA B F 1717 Westheimer. 713.526.7212 www.agorahouston.com ANvIL+REfUGE B F 1424 Westheimer. 713.523.1622 www.anvilhouston.com AvANTGARDEN B+L LM 411 Westheimer. 832.519.1429 www.avantgardenhouston.com

BYZANTIO B F 403 W. Gray. 713.520.6896 www.byzantiohouston.com CATBIRDS B 1336 Westheimer. 713.523.8000 www.catbirds.com CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB B LM 4100 Montrose. 713.522.9021 www.blacklaboradorpub.com GUAvA LAMP L 570 Waugh. 713.524.3359 www.guavalamphouston.com

THE DAvENPORT L 2115 Richmond. 713.520.1140 THE fLAT B 1702 Commonwealth. 713.521.3528 GRIff’S SB 3416 Roseland. 713.528.9912

MONARCH LOUNGE | Hotel ZaZa L F 5701 Main 713.526.1991 www.monarchrestauranthouston.com ZIMM’S MARTINI & WINE L 4321 Montrose. 713.521.2002 www.zimmsbar.com

MCELROY’S PUB B 3607 Sandman. 713.524.2444 www.mcelroyspub.com

outer loop

THE NEXT DOOR B+L 2020 Waugh. 713.520.1712 www.myspace.com/thenextdoorgallery

NUMBERS C 300 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.numbersnightclub.com ORANGE SPORTS BAR SB 1613 Richmond Ave. 832.675.9569 PRAvADA C 2815 S. Shepherd. 713.533.1200 www.pravadahouston.com

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BOONDOCKS B+C LM 1417 Westheimer. 713.522.8500 www.myspace.com/boondocksbar

museum district

LZ PUB B 2239 Richmond. 713.522.7118

METEOR B 2306 Genesee. 713.521.0123 www.meteorhouston.com

ABSINTHE L F 609 Richmond. 713.528.7575 www.absinthelounge.com

BOHEME WINE & CAfÉ BAR W 307 fairview. 713.269.0859 www.barboheme.com

C CLUB

PRIvE L 910 Westheimer. 713.526.6551 www.privelounge.com POISON GIRL L 1641-B Westheimer. 713.527.9929 www.myspace.com/poisongirlbar.com

300 HOUSTON BOWLING B 925 Bunker Hill. 713.461.1207 www.300houston.com DENIM BAR B F 16090 City Walk. 281.275.5925 www.theburningpear.com

www.msypace.com/scottgertnersskybar

THE STAG’S HEAD B 2128 Portsmouth. 713.533.1199 www.stagsheadpub.com THE TAvERN SB F 1340 W. Gray. 713.522.5159 www.thetavernongray.com vELvET MELvIN B 3303 Richmond. 713.522.6798 www.myspace.com/thevelvetmelvinpub

vINTAGE L 2108 Kipling. 713.522.4200

MEZZANINE LOUNGE SB F 2200 Southwest frwy. 713.528.MEZZ www.mezzaninelounge.com

BRONX BAR B 5555 Morningside. 713.520.9690

MUGSY’S B 2239 Richmond Ave. 713.522.7118

ERNIE’S ON BANKS SB 1010 Banks. 713.526.4566 www.erniesonbanks.com

THE BIG EASY B LM 5731 Kirby. 713.523.9999 www.thebigeasyblues.com

KAY’S LOUNGE L 2324 Bissonnet. 713.528.9858 LITTLE WOODROW’S B 5611 Morningside. 713.521.2337 www.littlewoodrows.com THE GALLANT KNIGHT B lm 2511 Bissonnet. 713.942.9940 www.thegallantknight.com

THE DERRICK TAvERN B LM 1127 Eldridge. 281.759.4922 www.thederricktavern.com fIREHOUSE SALOON CB LM 5930 Southwest frwy. 713.977.1962 www.firehousesaloon.com HUSH C 15625 Katy frwy. 713.330.4874 www.hushonline.com vINE WINE ROOM W 12420 Memorial Dr. 713.463.8463 www.vinewineroom.com vINO 100 W 11693 Westheimer. 281.759.4100 www.vino100houston.com

SOUTH BEACH C 810 Pacific. 713.529.7623 www.southbeachthenightclub.com SCOTT GERTNER’S SKYBAR L 3400 Montrose. 713.520.9688

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

SALENTO WINE CAfE w f 2407 Rice Blvd. 713.528.7478 www.salentowinecafe.com THE GINGER MAN B 5607 Morningside. 713.526.2770 www.gingermanpub.com THE LOUNGE AT BENJY’S B F 2424 Dunstan. 713.522.7602 www.benjys.com vOLCANO B 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282

river oaks + kirby BLANCO’S CB 3406 W. Alabama. 713.439.0072

YARD HOUSE B f 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., CityCentre. 713.461.9273 www.yardhouse.com

rice village ARMADILLO PALACE B F 5015 Kirby. 713.526.9700 www.thearmadillopalace.com BAKER STREET PUB B LM 5510 Morningside. 713.942.9900 www.bakerstreetpub.com BAM BOU C+L 2540 University. 713.521.7222 www.bambouhouston.com

COvA W 5600 Kirby. 713.838.0700 5555 Washington. 713.868.3366 www.covawines.com DOWNING STREET W F 2549 Kirby. 713.523.2291 www.downingstreetpub.com KENNEALLY’S IRISH PUB B 2111 S. Shepherd. 713.630.0486 www.irishpubkenneallys.com LIZZARD’S PUB B+C 2715 Sackett. 713.529.4610 MERCER LOUNGE C 3302 Mercer. 713.627.1132 www.mercerhouston.com

THE RED ROOM L 2736 virginia St. 713.520.5666 www.redroomhouston.com THE WINE BUCKET W 2311 W. Alabama. 713.942.9463 www.thewinebucket.com UNDER THE vOLCANO C 2349 Bissonnet. 713.526.5282 www.cabomixmex.com

warehouse district EIGHTEEN TWENTY L 1820 franklin. 713.224.5535 LUCKY’S PUB SB 801 St. Emanuel. 713.522.2010 www.luckyspub.com THE GREEN ROOM C LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 THE MERIDIAN C LM 1503 Chartres. 713.225.1717 www.meridianhouston.com WAREHOUSE LIvE LM 813 St. Emanuel. 713.225.5483 www.warehouselive.com

downtown

galleria+uptown

midtown montrose + shepherd museum district

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Bea Here Now By Beatrice Valencia

HELLO, FALL! THE KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, FOOTBALL IS BACK ON THE TUBE AND (DON’T FREAK OUT) THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. IT’S THE HAPPIEST (OR MOST STRESSFUL) TIME OF YEAR. I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED! THE COMBINATION OF JOY AND STRESS FEEDS THE EXCITEMENT. ALONG WITH THE TRANSITIONAL WEATHER, FALL COULDN’T BE A MORE THRILLING TIME OF YEAR. THIS MONTH HELD A SLEW OF DISCOVERIES. A BAR ALONG THE BAYOU, A PAPER/GIFT GEM, GOING “GREEN,” A “DAM” GOOD SPOT AND AN EVENT THAT’S GOING TO BE TOTALLY RAD!

Oasis alOng the BayOu Brenner’ s steakhouse on the Bayou, Blue Bar One Birdsall street 713.868.4444 www.brennerssteakhouse.com Restaurant week is the best time to test out cuisine you might not otherwise try due to steep prices or routine. A set $35, three-course menu gives you a cross section of what the spot has to offer. Brenner’s on the Bayou bar, aka Blue Bar, sits along the edge of the bayou with a beautiful view of this natural wonder. The pre-set menu included chicken, steak and a north Atlantic salmon. I went with the house salad, filet mignon with cauliflower mash and haricots and the cheesecake. The picture is worth a thousand bites! Let’s just say that plate was pretty clean when I was done. For the first visit, it was an epiphany. This won’t be the last visit.

PaPer, PaPer is sO Fun! PaPer is FOr everyOne! Paper source- highland village,

stamps, to embossers, personalization has never looked so fun. You can even find great gifts for a hostess or loved one. Thinking holidays? Stocking stuffers galore here! I vow to never buy an invitation/thank you cards again now that I can make them!

of extra peanut butter. It’s mind-blowing!

im sO “hun-green”! ruggles green CityCentre, 800 W. sam houston Pkwy. www.rugglesgreen.com Green is the new black. It’s on their shirts and it should be in your life. Organic eats and healthy treats are what they serve plus a few tasty sweets. The pictures are remnants of my meal, apparently, I was hungrier than expected and devoured before taking them. The fish tacos are a mound of cabbage and lettuce served with grilled or fried fish, a sauce on top of corn tortillas. Love the options! The hummus is a favorite. Toasted pitas, sundried tomatoes and olives are served with a subtle hummus. It’s not too sweet or overly seasoned. The menu is filled with veggie friendly, gluten-free, organic and natural touches.

“Dam” gOOD FOOD Beaver’ s

4016 Westheimer rd. 713.888.0418 www.paper-source.com

2310 Decatur st. 713.864.2328 www.beavershouston.com

Sounds crazy. Craftiness isn’t synonymous with me but The Paper Source can make a believer (or Martha Stewart) out of anyone. From invites, to thank you cards, to specialty wrapping paper, to aprons, to

Oh, play on words! After the revamp, it’s my first time back. The Bar-bar is a dish I dream about. The fried pickles are

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not to be missed. Pickle spears, not slices (makes a HUGE difference) are tempura-like battered and served with chipotle ranch sauce. Delish! Even if some of the batter falls off, the pickle underneath is still a bit crunchy! A glass of bubbly here is served high-ball style. A girl’s dream! And if you are craving sweets, it is imperative you have the Beaver Balls. Fried brownies, peanut butter and white chocolate are served with the most delicious vanilla ice cream with little powder bits

it’ s, like, a tOtally raD Party FOr, like, a tOtally great Cause! houston Zoo “Flock of seagulls” 6200 hermann Park Drive 713.533.6500 www.houstonzoo.org Need a cause but don’t know what? Join your Houston Zoo’s Young Supporters/Professionals group, Flock. Earn complimentary entrance to their social but educational events plus complimentary entrance to the zoo, discounted tickets for other zoo events and so much more. Flock strives to inspire new generations of Houston Zoo supporters. Not sure you want to take the plunge? Come to the totally happenin’, totally 80’s themed Flock of Seagulls event on September 30 from 7-10pm at the Zoo’s Duck Lane. The Zoo’s extensive bird collection including tours of the tropical bird house will be the spotlight. 80’s attire + 80’s music + bites + beverage = a totally RAD PARTY!


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cd reviews By Lance Scott Walker

A FEW NEW AMBIENT RELEASES TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MONTH. OPEN UP.

THE SWORD Warp Riders (Kemado) Someone took an old Isaac Asimov paperback off my shelf and smashed it into Sabbath Vol 4. And the grooves folded right in with the pages! The genres of science fiction and metal, despite harboring fans with equal social ineptitude, lay on polar ends of the intellectual spectrum. Referencing the former, it’s amazing that they don’t come together more often. When they do, it’s something explosive, something we’ve only ever seen in cyberpunk. That’s nowhere near the genre of science fiction for which Austin’s Sword has aimed; they are no more William Gibson than they are Arthur C. Clarke. Where it falls in line is in some sort of homage to the old Analog-era (as in Analog magazine) science fiction, whereas musically they’re still all drunk on Sabbath there, with big drums and no bar chords and big husky vocals. Oh! Exactly the way nobody makes metal anymore. I get it. DANZIG Deth Red Sabaoth (Evilive/The End) Hearing that there’s a new Danzig album out makes one twist one’s lip, either to smirk, think of a joke or (in my case) ponder whether it’s worth taking a deep breath and giving it a listen. But Circle of Snakes (2004), their last studio album, was a pile of shit, and while 2007’s collection The Lost Tracks… brought us a few gems (“Cold, Cold Rain”), the last decade doesn’t have much to offer, even in retrospect. Somewhere along the line, Danzig lost the bigger public. They, and thus Glenn Danzig himself, became a punch line. But times have changed, and arguably, so has he. “On A Wicked Night” is the first single, and with Danzig, unlike a lot of bands, a single is worth noting because it contextualizes the album on which it appears. 1988’s Danzig, and its three follow-ups with the original lineup intact, serve as a table of contents of Danzig records in their presentation of hits, ballads and dark, brooding dirges – all of which showcased his trademark Morrison/Presley howl brilliantly. So when you get to the single, you expect it to mean something. Maybe so here, but “Wicked…” is neither the album’s most pop song nor its most potent ballad. Both of those titles lay with the following track “Deth Red Moon,” a track that is as Danzig as Danzig gets and as primed (fortunately or not) for the pained souls of karaoke rooms as “Mother” has proven. That said, this record is raw and heavy, with Tommy Victor of Prong holding down the guitar chops and a particular rawness to the production that (though not entirely) brings up memories of the hollow, empty lonely room sound of Danzig’s post-Misfits act Samhain. That said, the payoff on this one is big, maybe bigger than most of his catalog: “Pyre of Souls: Incanticle” sets a brooding tone leading up to the closer “Left Hand Rise Above,” which expands and contracts in ways that suggests that even with a 30-year career under his belt, Danzig is far from done. That’s a lot to read, but Danzig is a lot to take in, especially if you’ve been listening to him for 23 years. And some of us have… BUN B Trill OG (Universal Motown)

before we go

....just a few more bites!

ISLAND GRILL & JUICE BAR just added a second location next door to Whole Foods on Bellaire Blvd. The Mediterranean café and juice bar is known for its healthy, casual, diner-like eatery. The space isn’t big so once word gets around the Island is here, tables will go fast. Another perk, breakfast is served ALL DAY! You really can’t find that anywhere. Especially healthy places! Besides breakfast, you can have lunch and dinner from a menu of sandwiches, salads, burgers, pitas, pastas and various entrées. For lunch, don’t miss out on their Grilled Chicken Pita. Ordered on a wheat or regular pita, it’s loaded with chicken, lettuce, grilled onions, tomatoes and mushrooms with their famous garlic sauce that has a slight hint of sweetness from cinnamon or nutmeg. A hearty but healthy delight. Looking for a quick hunger buster? Stop in and try their various smoothies/juices at the juice bar. One that’s on my list, the Peanut Butter Buster. Part of the workout fuel series, this smoothie packs a punch with bananas, raspberries, peanut butter yogurt and Whet protein. Island Grill & Juice Bar- 4024 Bellaire Blvd. 713.665.5388 www.islandgrillhouston.com Studio RED was recently hired by the owner of Mai’s to provide interior design, finishes and furniture selection services for the restaurant which had a large fire back in February 2010. Most of you remember late nights at the popular Vietnamese restaurant after hitting the scene Downtown or Midtown. Most recently Studio RED’s work was seen in the remodeled and reopened Brennan’s. SAVE THE DATE! The 39th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown returns with featured artist Jeannie Maddox on October 9 from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 10, from 10am to 6pm. Known for her works of photorealism, especially her Swimmer Series, Jeannie’s work has spanned three decades of remarkable success. Her larger-than-life oil paintings have been acquired by collectors from across the globe. The annual, juried, fine art event boasts a unique outdoor gallery experience brimming with 300 top galleried artists representing 19 artistic media. Adding to the festive art walk are wine cafés, an interactive creative zone for children, restaurants and a performing arts stage with ongoing multicultural musical and dance entertainment. In addition to the annual favorites, the 2010 festival welcomes several new additions. This year the festival will expand to include Tranquility Park.

Bun rules no matter what he does. But Drake sucks.

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OO2CROSSWORD JUST DESSERTS

ACROSS 1. Color of loss, in accounting 4. Provides workers 10. What cutting onions might make you do 13. Sister of Magda and Zsa Zsa 14. Vessel that can reach speeds over 100 knots 15. Caviar 16. Dessert that’s hot on the outside and cold on the inside 18. Biblical place where there was no room 19. Idolizer 20. A touch of color 22. Neon fish 23. Drink with pretzels 25. Workout count 28. Times to remember 29. Tear partner 30. Blender button used to make baby food 31. Skyrocket 32. Extreme scarcity of food 33. Local charity that helps the hungry 38. There are 16 in a pound 39. Pair on a poster for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 40. Metal fastener 41. Square dancers

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in skirts 42. Big first for a baby 46. Every now and __ 47. Boston music makers 48. Swiss Bundesstadt 49. Darned 51. Tetrahedrons, cubes, octahedrons and such 52. Cashew, for one 54. Dessert drink with a kick? 57. “My lips ___ sealed” 58. Georgia’s state tree named for its evergreen qualities 59. Back muscle, for short 60. Conclude 61. On cloud nine 62. NOW interest DOWN 1. Manufacturer’s discount often transacted by mail 2. Dodger 3. Part of two state names 4. Surgery souvenir 5. Business card no. 6. Lawyers’ grp. 7. Bananas _____, gourmet dessert 8. Muslim holy man 9. Comic Laurel or baseball player Musial

10. Standards of judgment 11. Friend of Harry and Hermione 12. Money for miso? 14. Brainstorm 17. Shows one’s human side 21. Cookie morsel 23. Vanilla source 24. Winter cap feature 26. Teller’s magic partner 27. Hide’s partner 29. Romances 30. Surfaces for computer mice 31. Ratatouille or ragout 32. Stylish dressers 33. Party-giver 34. Shout after stubbing one’s toe 35. Tired, and then some

36. Embarrassing display 37. Olive, grapeseed and sesame are three 41. Upscale chocolatier named for a naked equestrian 42. Narcissist’s love 43. Dessert made with sponge cake and liquor 44. Win over 45. Payment for paella in a prior period? 47. Jeopardy 48. Word after work, play or cook 50. Artifice 51. Big bunch 52. Scottish refusal 53. Ceremonial vessel 55. Matching pair 56. Gardener’s tool

AUGUST ANSWERS


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