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This Month In Houston SIGHTS




Gulf Coast Adventures: Clear Lake • Fort Bend • Nasa • Galveston • Kemah The Golden Triangle: Beaumont • Orange • Port Arthur



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Kim Murray Foundation Room Concierge

March 2010


House of Blues Kim is a native Houstonian and a graduate of UT. She is currently the Secretary for The Houston Concierge Association and a former Corporate Concierge from ClubCorp. She and her husband have a daughter enrolled at UT and a son in the Navy stationed in Guam. For any new ticket requests, dinner reservations, or info on special events please contact

Publisher Guy R. Yount

Editor Faye Desilva

This Month in Houston exhibits, art, theatre, music, events, sports . .6 Attraction & Sights postcard perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Kid’s Corner Family Friendly Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Feature Feature Stories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9 Shopping & Services • Compras a display of unique excursions 18 Food & Drink an array of epicurean delights . . . . . . . . . .32 After Dark in the City everything under the sun, once it sets .43


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Clear Lake • NASA Area • Galveston Island galactical,tropical oasis . .12 Rice Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 Uptown Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Galleria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Concierge/Downtown Map Section . . . . . . . . . . .29 Metropolitan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

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January 20, 2010 Greetings, As Mayor of Houston, I extend a special welcome to the readers of Key This Month In Houston, one of the oldest visitor’s guides in our city. More than 30 million people visit the Greater Houston area every year to experience our world-class restaurants, appealing museums and thrilling sports arenas. Key This Month In Houston, highlights our array of attractions and entertainment our diverse city has to offer. I welcome all visitors and hope you will share in the Houston experience, taking with you lasting impressions of the spirit, vitality and tradition which characterize our city. Please utilize Key This Month In Houston as an outstanding source of information, which showcases the exciting aspects of visiting the City of Houston. Best wishes for much success, and I look forward to your continued support of our city. Sincerely,


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this month in houston BAYOU BEND COLLECTION. One of the nation’s premier collections of American decorative arts is housed in the former estate of Miss Ima Hogg, One Wescott St. 713-520-2600 /

SAMUEL HOUSTON. View this rare daguerreotype taken by the Meade brothers in 1851. The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet. 713-639-7300. *Vea este raro daguerrotipo tomado por los hermanos Meade en 1851.

HOUSTON ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER. A 155-acre wildlife sanctuary that contains 5-1/2 miles of selfguided trails under a forest canopy, around ponds and through a swamp of recreated coastal prairie. Daily 8:30am-6pm. 4501 Woodway Drive. 713-681-8433.*Este refugio silvestre de 155 acres contiene 5,5 millas de sendas de autoguía bajo una bóveda forestal, alrededor de las lagunas, y a través de un pantano de llanura costal recreada.Todos los días

WELCH CHEMISTRY HALL. It’s chemistry made fun! Interactive exhibits let you learn about everything from the human body to how a television can operate under water. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle. 713-6394600. *¡La química es divertida! Exhibiciones interactivas que le permiten aprender de todo, desde el cuerpo humano hasta cómo funciona un televisor debajo del agua.

THE MENIL COLLECTION. Works of art include antiquities, Byzantine and medieval art, tribal cultures, 20th-Century painting and sculpture with particular emphasis on Surrealism.1515 Sul Ross. 713-525-9400. *Las obras de arte incluyen antigüedades, arte bizantino y medieval, culturas tribales, pintura y escultura del siglo XX, con énfasis particular en el Surrealismo.

WORTHAM WORLD OF PRIMATES. This rain forest environment recreates the monkey’s natural habitat where visitors can view a jungle in the midst of the city. The Houston Zoo, Hermann Park, 1513 N. MacGregor. 713-523-5888 / *Una selva tropical en medio de la ciudad recrea el hábitat natural de los monos.

APRIL MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE *Denotesfree reserved seats available for covered seating area. (Contact Miller Outdoor Theatre for details.) † Denotes captioned performance.


Three Little Pigs April 20, 11:00 am A bilingual (Spanish/English) show about three brothers, one messy, one a daydreamer, and the last who always has a plan for the future. They are Pig Scouts, the pride of youthful swinedom, and they must set up camp to earn their merit badges. Now, who is that unfamiliar scout master who will be judging their work? It’s the Wolf, Big Bad to be specific, that’s who! Presented by Express Children’s Theatre

Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance April 21, 11:00 am Watch dance of all styles and eras explode onto stage to engage, entertain and enlighten students of all ages. Swing in to the 30s, tap to “Singin’ in the Rain,” Hand Jive through the 50s and Electric Slide into today! Students participate in an energy filled hour of dance, music, costumes and learn fun historical tidbits of information on fashion, games, and toys. Presented by Houston Metropolitan Dance Company


April 8 – 10 and April 15 - 17, 8:00 pm (Captioned performance April 16) Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. CATS’s London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years. HITS Theatre will be presenting CATS with an all-youth cast, ranging from 8 to 19 years old, bringing all the magic of this incredible show to Miller Outdoor Theatre. Presented by HITS Theatre

Miller Outdoor Theatre celebrates Earth Day 2010! Blue and Green: Earth Day Jazz in the Park April 22, 6:00 pm • Da Camera of Houston and Waste Management Present “Earth Day Jazz in the Park,” a celebration of Earth Day and Jazz Appreciation Month. Enjoy an evening of jazz and environmental education activities for children and families a the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Presented by Da Camera

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April 23, 8:00 pm • An remarkable achievement in cinematography by Jacques Perrin … a film of staggering beauty that explores the mystery of migratory birds in flight across forty countries and the seven continents…from the Eiffel Tower and Monument Valley to the remote reaches of the Arctic and Amazon. Presented by Miller Theatre Advisory Board

Music at Miller featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard Kelly Willis April 24, 7:30 pm • Join us for an evening of great music by two iconic Texans…Kelly Willis, proud mother of four and “alternative country’s golden goddess” with her old-fashioned country voice that slips easily from honky-tonk sass to soulful blues, and the legendary Texas troubadour extraordinaire, Ray Wylie Hubbard, he of Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother fame, whose most recent CD A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment has been lauded as one of his bluesiest and finest recordings ever. Presented by Miller Theatre Advisory Board

Let’s Dance April 30, 8:00 pm • Let’s Dance is an electrifying and entertaining dance sampler by CORE Performance Company with guests Becky Valls, Leslie Scates, Teresa Chapman, members of the UH Dance Ensemble and Rice Dance Theatre. The performance travels an array of emotions and styles, from the exciting and frenetic to those of surprise and revelation. The music in each piece acts as a passionate catalyst, adding dimension to this journey of artistic expression. Presented by Several Dancers Core

Attractions & Sights

LOCAL VENUES Houston Ballet (713) 227-ARTS Houston Grand Opera (713) 228-OPERA Society for the Performing Arts (713) 227-4SPA Houston Symphony (713) 224-7575 Alley Theatre (713) 228-8421 / 800-259-ALLE Miller Outdoor Theatre (713) 284-8350


Broadway IN Houston (713) 629-3700 Da Camera of Houston (713) 524-5050 Theatre Under The Stars (800) 678-5440 Hobby Center for Performing Arts (713) 315-2525 Minute Maid Park Visit remarkable Astros Field with its 242 foot high retractable roof, and a replica of a 19th century locomotive that runs along the low roof track on the west side of the ballpark. The historic Union Station building features the Astros' flagship retail store and a cafe in the lobby. For daytime walking tours in the off season, call 713-259-8000 /

Battleship Texas 3527 Battleground Rd./281-479-2411 The San Jacinto Battle-ground, home of the U.S.S. Texas, veteran of two World Wars, and a dozen campaigns. Tours on-board daily. Visit a museum of Texas history and the 570-foot monument to the San Jacinto battle. Open daily 10-5pm. •El campo de batalla de San Jacinto, domicilio del U.S.S.Texas, veterano de dos guerras mundiales y una docena de campa§as.Visitas diarias a bordo.Visite un museo de historia de Texas y el monumento de 570 pies a la batalla de San Jacinto.

Contemporary Arts Museum 5216 Montrose/713-526-3129 / Major local and nationally renowned artists’ works, post 1945 American art, film, concerts and lectures by exhibiting artists. Open Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun. 12-5pm.

Downtown Houston Tunnel System Explore 77 buildings, old and new, in the heart of downtown Houston, and experience the quantity and variety of restaurants, shops, and services located 20 feet beneath the streets of the nation's fourth largest city. Open weekdays during business hours. Free. For guided tours

and self-guiding tour publications, call Discover Houston Tours at (713) 222-9255

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet/713-526-1361 / Fabulous sculpture garden, European and American masters of renown, African and Egyptian artifacts and a collection of Remington westerns. Open Tue.-Sat., 10am5pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm; and Sun., 12:15-6pm.

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr./713-521-1515 Interactive museum for all ages features: a walk-through tour of the Amazing Body Pavilion, hands-on science classes in the DeBakey Science Learning Center, films and special programs in the McGovern Theater; and interactive discovery carts. 9am-5pm, Tues.-Sat; Noon-5, Sun; extended free hours on Thurs., 2-5pm. Adm $6; children 4-12, students and senior citizens, $5.

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Wortham Theatre IMAX, Burke Baker Planetarium Herman Park, 1 Herman Circle Drive/713-639-4600 639-IMAX or visit The forth largest attended museum in the country. Visitors can tour state-of-the-art exhibit halls, explore the universe, stroll through a tropical rainforest filled with live butterflies and enjoy a large format film adventure. Open Mon-Sat 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. General admission tickets to permanent exhibit halls are $9 for adults, $7 children (3-11) and seniors (62+).

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Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It's the product of the joint efforts of NASA and Disney Imagineering. Easily the most popular attraction in the Houston area, there's nothing like it anywhere else in the world. You'll find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children. Western Dreamin’ We know your child’s dreams are as big as the wild west. Whether they're dreaming about riding and roping on the ranch or racing into first place around the barrels, Cavender’s has the hats, belts, boots, jeans and western shirts kids love! With a selection that can't be beat, and a price that won't break your budget, you can't go wrong! Come on in and shop the latest styles that will make your little cowboy or cowgirl's dreams come true. The Battleship Texas is docked near the San Jacinto Monument. The Texas fought in both World Wars, and has recently been extensively repaired. You can wander all over the ship, above and below deck.

KEMAH The Kemah Boardwalk is a hotel and restaurant destination in which also features a small selection of amusement rides. The main attractions of the 35-acre complex are its many restaurants, recreational sailing, and rides. GALVESTON Railroad Museum, shopping and Victoriana on the Strand, trolley to the ocean side. Rent a bicycle or skates and cruise along the 10 mile seawall. Moody Gardens has a 3D IMAX, a white sand beach, an indoor rainforest and beautiful landscaping.

How Does It Work?... The Fondron Technikids Gallery. Did you ever wonder why you can't see in the dark? Or how your wireless telephone worked? Or even what really happens when you turn the ignition in your car? This multi-level exhibition challenges you to ask and discover the answers to your own science questions with tons of hands-on, investigative experiences. You will explore light and color and even become part of the exhibit with Light Warehouse See what makes a car go with the '66 Mustang in Auto Alley Watch your messages be sent via fiberoptics and check out the history of communication in Phone Zone Challenge yourself to discover something new in the Science Station. You can even lift yourself 5 feet into the air to see how pulleys can make a life lot easier with the Kid Lift For more info contact the Childrens or call (713) 522-1138

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, Texas 77380 USA Phone: 1-281-367-9797 Fax: 1-281-681-5656


A meandering waterway within a wooded retreat and at the center of it all lies The Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center, a unique state of the art facility offering a distinct setting for your next visit or meeting. Connected via Skybridge to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, you are just minutes away from the concert stage. Waterway Taxi A fun way to get around the The Woodlands Town Center. For those who want to have a relaxing ride, and take in the scenery, they canWater Taxi take a boat tour on a water taxi along the 1.4-mile long The Woodlands Waterway速. You can board at the designated stops every 45 to 60 minutes. A general public day pass with unlimited rides on the cruisers and trolleys is $4.00. Tickets can be purchased when you board the cruiser, and must be paid with cash.Youth, seniors and the disabled pay half fare. Hours of Operation Monday thru Thursday 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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Galleries Hanson Galleries Uptown Park/713-552-1242 Memorial City Mall/713-984-1242 Voted the No. 3 retailer in the nation and the first in Texas awarded a Top Ten spot by Niche Magazine, this beautiful gallery displays a stunning array of handblown glass, sculptures, Raku, wall art and fountains. Looking for that unique gift? Hanson Galleries have an excellent selection of jewelry boxes, perfume bottles, Judaica jewelry, miniatures and kaleidoscopes.

Perimeter Gallery

2365 E. Rice Blvd. / 713-521-5928 A full service Gallery in Rice Village with a variety of choices – Creative Custom Framing, Sculptures, Framed Local and International Art, Etched Glass and more. Also offering Corporate and Personal Art Consultation.

Jewelers Wright Pawn 6218 Westheimer / 713-780-2274 Established in 1975, and purchased by the Wright family in 1992. We specialize in diamonds, estate jewelry, designer and signed jewelry, fine watches, gold jewelry, broken and scrap gold, sterling flatware, antiques, crystal, designer handbags, cameras, electronics - most anything of value.

Limousine Service Merlo’s Charters and Limousine 713-742-0774 / 1-866-367-5466

Providing the best in luxury transportation for all occasions, nights out on the town, bachelor(ette) parties or airport transfers. Featuring a well kept fleet of limousines, sedans and mini buses.


Spec’s Liquor Warehouse 2410 Smith St. @ W. Gray /713-526-8787 8102 Westheimer / 713-780-2573 A whole lot more store. The largest selection of liquor and wines in Houston. Large walk-in cigar humidor, gourmet foods, upscale deli and crystal glassware. Friendly staff helps make your shopping a pleasure. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm.

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Goode’s Armadillo Palace 5015 Kirby Drive/713-526-9700 A veritable Old West Saloon with a true feel of the late 1800’s! A full restaurant and bar with Live Texas Music 5 days a week!

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Gourmet India 13155 Westheimer @ Eldridge/281/493-5435 Gourmet India Restaurant has a flair for the finer intricacies of Indian Cuisine. Years of experience and devotion have come together to bring a treat unique to the Houston area, and create the Passage to Culinary Delight! Open 7 days a week. Lunch from 11am - 2:30pm weekdays, 11am - 3pm weekends. Dinner 5:30 - 10:30pm Sunday to Thursday and 5:30 - 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

India's 5704 Richmond/713-266-0131 Serving superb Indian cuisine for over two decades. Magical creations of grilled marinated meats and seafood, plus a heavenly variety of barbecue breads.The rice and vegetable specialties are meals in themselves. Gourmet buffet lunch or á la carte lunch and dinner daily. Catering. high-quality food with the convenience of self-service that allows you to enjoy a quick lunch or a leisurely glass of wine with dinner. Fresh - Causal - Lunch - Dinner Happy Hour -ToGo, visit

Breakfast / Desayuno The Buffalo Grille 3116 Bissonnet (at Buffalo Speedway)/713-661-3663 1301 Voss (at Woodway)/713-784-3663 Voted best breakfast in Houston by the Zagat survey. Texas-sized Pancakes, Pecan Smoked Bacon, legendary Mexican Breakfasts, bottomless cups of serve-yourself coffee. Casual atmosphere, heaping portions, moderate prices. Lunch daily. Sun 8am to 2pm;Mon 7am to 2pm; Tues-Fri 7am to 9pm; Sat 8am to 9pm.

Casual Dining The Buffalo Grille 3116 Bissonnet (at Buffalo Speedway)/713-661-3663 1301 Voss (at Woodway)/713-784-3663 Enjoy delicious daily lunch & dinner specials in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Heaping portions, moderate prices and Houston’s best breakfast voted by the Zagat survey. Sun 8am to 2pm;Mon 7am to 2pm; Tues-Fri 7am to 9pm; Sat 8am to 9pm.

Delicatessen Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen Restaurant 2327 Post Oak Blvd. (in the Galleria)/713-871-8883

Italian / Italiano arcodoro ristorante italiano @ bar 5000 Westheimer #120/713-621-6888 A stunning display of whole fish and antipasta draw you forward as the rustic elegance and Sardinian influences of this Northern Italian jewel sweep you away to the Mediterranean. Breads and pizza from the wood-fired oven, Tuscan influenced pastas & authentic Sardinian dishes await.

Arturo”s Uptown Italiano 1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd. / 713-621-1180 This great Italian restaurant by Bill Sadler and Arturo Boada, will charm you with its Tuscan gold hues interspersed with limestone walls, a whimsical mural, red booths, soaring ceilings, soft lighting, romantic music and rosewood floors. And thusly charmed, the New Italian Cuisine will sweep you off your feet. Open for lunch from 11am M-F and straight through until dinner. Dinner M -W until 10 and Thurs-Sat till 11. The bar stays open until the last romantic couple takes their leave.

Mexican / Mexicano 1308 Cantina 1308 Montrose Blvd./713-807-8996 A unique Mexican Restaurant that has captured the unforgettable flavors of Hardwood Grilled Seafood and Fajitas. Featuring Gourmet Seafoods and other Specialty Items such as Veal Sweetbreads, Chilies en Nogada, Grilled Swordfish with Coconut Recado and Margaritas.

1308 Cantina features a relaxing Patio, Sunday Brunch and Scenic Views of Montrose, Midtown and Downtown Houston. Complete with Private Dining Areas for Parties and Business Meetings, conveniently located at 1308 Montrose Blvd for you to casually dine… with friends, family or networking with your business associates.

El Tiempo Cantina 3130 Richmond Ave. (between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby)/713-807-1600 and 5602 Washington Ave. 713681-3645 First Rate Mexican fare, specializing in quality meats. Top notch verde tamal, enchiladas, chili rellenos are traditional favorites with sweet finishes such as orange flan, sopapillas and empañadas. Continuous service.

Guadalajara Mexican Bar & Grill West: 9799 Katy Fwy./713-461-5300, South: 2925 Southwest Fwy./713-942-0772,Woodlands: 27885 I-45 North/713-362-0774, Downtown: 1201 San Jacinto 713-650-0101

Southern / Comida sureña Magnolia Bar & Grill 6000 Richmond Ave. at Fountainview/713-781-6207 Great South Louisiana Cooking. Late-night jazz, Fri. & Sat. Sunday Buffet brunch at noon. Rhythm and Blues Sunday evenings.


Houston’s home for fine Mexican food. Settle in at our table and enjoy favorites like marinade fajitas, melt in your mouth enchiladas and spicy campeche, or choose from one of many creations unique to our kitchen. With four convenient locations in the Houston area, you are never too far away from a great meal in an authentic “Hacienda Style” atmosphere. Whether you have a group of two or two hundred, our chefs always cook to perfection, and serve you with a fiesta attitude.

Spanish Tinto’s Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar 2015 W. Gray @ Shepherd / 713-522-1330 Tintos offers a wide variety of traditional and modern Spanish tapas that have Cuban and South American influences along with a large selection of Spanish wines as well as wines from all over the world. Weekends feature Flamenco dancing and live Spanish music. Come join us for paella, music and great wines (that you can buy and take home)on our patio.

Steaks & Seafood Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House 5061 Westheimer (in the Galleria) Suite 8060/713.355.2600

Jimmy G's 307 N. Belt E. near Intercontinental Airport/281-931-7654 Fresh Gulf seafood prepared according to Louisiana traditions. Specialties include crawfish ettouffé, fresh snapper and seafood gumbo.

The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. @ T.C. Jester/713-861-8666 Dine on contemporary regional cuisine in a lovely log cabin setting on an acre of ground. The eclectic menu ranges from exotic game, prime beef, impeccably fresh seafood & scrumptious desserts. Open Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Closed Mon.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 6213 Richmond Avenue / 713-789-2333 Serving the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served sizzling hot at your table. Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines.

Shula’s Steak House 1200 Louisiana (in the Hyatt Regency) 713-375-4777 Shula's Steak House, themed after Don Shula and the 1972 Miami Dolphins serves "The SHULA CUT®," Premium Black Angus Beef which is the Best Beef Money Can Buy. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience.

Smith & Wollensky 4007 Westheimer at Highland Village 713-621-7555 The Highland Village location features the distinctive Smith & Wollensky steakhouse décor of painted forest green wood trim on white with latticework flourishes with an interior of polished wood floors and brass trim. This 12,000 square foot restaurant can seat up to 350 guests.

The Capitol Grille 5365 Westheimer/713-623-4600 Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. Experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recent-


Del Frisco's is renowned for its luxurious style, prime beef and extensive cellar of more than 1,800 wine selections, offers only the best selection of meats and seafood, with prime beef as its headliner. This spectacular 13,000-square-foot eatery boasts soaring windows that overlook the swanky Galleria skyline and a second-story mezzanine which features its own bar.

ly bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Serving dinner 7days a week starting at 5pm. Private luncheons available

Todai Restaurant 7620 Katy Fwy. @ MarqE Entertainment Center 713-682-0009 Todai features a 160-foot seafood buffet counter brimming with over 40 kinds of sushi and over 15 dishes are served at both the fresh salad bar and hot entree island. A newly added Brazilian Churrascaria-style grill roasts the finest cuts of meat to be carved tableside by our expert and attentive staff, ensuring a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Truluck’s Steak & Stone Crab 5350 Westheimer/713-783-7270



Dine in elegance at this captivating & original restaurant where fashionable atmosphere is taken to the limit. Only the freshest seafood, hand selected beef and Stone Crab so fresh in the water today, on your plate tomorrow. Now featuring 90 delicious wines by the glass.

Sushi Kata Robatab Sushi + Grill 3600 Kirby @ Richmond Ave. / 713-526-8858 Kata Robata is Houston’s premiere sushi and Japanese tapas restaurant located near the crossroads of Highway 59 and Kirby. Featuring an exclusive menu from Executive Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi, Kata Robata is a one-ofa-kind journey through the world of traditional Japanese cuisine. Be it grilled meats, vegetables or sushi, Let Hori-san be your guide.

Bubba’s Sports Bar & Grill 6225 Washington Ave (713) 861-7161 Locally owned and operated for more than 24 years in the same location, Bubba’s Sports Bar & Grill offers a wide selection of grill favorites in a sporty, inviting atmosphere. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, our restaurant only offers the finest food at the best prices. Happy Hour: Monday–Friday 2 p.m.–7 p.m. Live Entertainment, call for schedule.

Nightclubs Belvedere 1131-01 Uptown Park Blvd (713) 552-9271/ A unique, exciting experience that continues to raise the bar for Houston nightlife.

Meridian 2128 Portsmouth St. (713) 533-1199 Houston’s hottest club. parties and special events.

Live acts. concerts, private

Pubs Richmond Arms

5920 Richmond Ave. @ Fountainview/713-784-7722 Enjoy a great selection of fine brews in a laid back atmosphere. Over 80 beers on tap, Live English Premier League soccer & breakfast on Sat. & Sun.

After Dark in the City

Bar & Grill


Stags Head 5920 Richmond Ave. @ Fountainview/713-784-7722 The flower-filled patio and twelve-point stag sitting above the main entrance define the exterior of this quaint, yet masculine, English watering hole.. Memories-or fantasies-of Manchester will rise as the aroma of U.K.-flavored dishes like Cornish pasties or the Landlord sandwich are placed on the table.

Theme Restaurants Hard Rock Cafe 502 Texas Ave./713-227-1392



Boasting the largest collection of Rock’n Roll memorabilia in a friendly high energy atmosphere. Hard Rock merchandise available. Don’t forget to bring home a Hard Rock Houston tee-shirt.

Adult Entertainment





Key Magazine Houston  

April 2010 issue. Houston facts and information. Shopping, dining, entertainment and local happenings.

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