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Cirque du Soliel Corteo The Nouvelle Cirque Returns! Want to see the Cirque du Soleil’s most acclaimed show, live at the Toyota Center? Then you’re in luck, because Corteo is coming to town this winter and tickets for every Cirque du Soleil Houston performance are on sale now! You’ll thrill to this iconic show, which is a true Cirque du Soleil fantasy. Don’t miss out on seeing one of America’s favorite nouvelle cirque number one shows, don’t wait. Get your Cirque du Soleil Houston Tickets right away! Thursday February 29th through Sunday March 3rd at https:// www.cirquedusoleilhouston.com/

Get carried away with life The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.

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AMUSEMENTS Houston is a playground of activities for kids of all ages

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From Unique to Razzle dazzle and High End Fashion, the Houston area has it all

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Mouthwatering Texas BBQ, authentic TEX-MEX and every cuisine imaginable covering every appetite and budget

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Check out Houston’s vibrant Nightlife. After Hours.....Houston is “HOT”!

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FEBRUARY 2, 3, 4 HOUSTON HOME & GARDEN SHOW NRG STADIUM OFFICIAL HOUSTON HOME & GARDEN SHOW | FEBRUARY 2-4,

The Houston Home + Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations

from renowned local and international home professionals. Whether you’re joining us at the NRG Park with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, our local home professionals have you covered. With hundreds of booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all

Houston homeowners. Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Houston Home + Garden Show The perfect destination for a busy person. One stop shopping means you can find everything you need to refresh your space, all under one roof. From appliances to landscaping, we’ve got you covered. To save money.

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THIS MONTH  Everyone loves a Best Price Guarantee, and Houston Home + Garden Show exhibitors often have “show deals” on their products and services. These offers tend to be exclusive and can be just the thing to jumpstart your renovation. Quality products and services. At the Houston Home + Garden Show we feature the highest quality exhibitors. Get ready to browse exceptional products and meet skilled individuals. Work with Trusted Sellers on your next home project! Sometimes even DIYers need a little help. Whether you’re looking for quick advice from a stage presentation or project assistance from an exhibitor, the Houston Home + Garden Show is your source for home improvement inspiration

and expert advice. Fun, fun, fun for everyone!The Houston Home + Garden Show is not just about tiles and sofas – it features numerous activities for every member of your family. The Houston Home + Garden Show is vibrantly designed with FUN in mind. FEBRUARY 2 - 13 GALVESTON MARDI GRAS GALVESTON’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT WWW.MARDIGRASGALVESTON.COM IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE MARDI GRAS EXPERIENCE IN 2024, GRAB SOME BEADS AND HIT THE BEACH! Galveston Island’s 113th Mardi Gras celebration will return to the Historic Galveston Strand District from February 2nd-13th,

2024. Mardi Gras! Galveston is fun for all ages, 2 legged and 4 legged alike. Tickets are available for sale with early bird discounts currently. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees

for two weekends of live concerts, parades, balcony parties, elegant balls, and new festive additions. Tickets are now on sale at mardigrasgalveston. com for general weekend admission and balcony access. Musical headliners have also been finalized for the festival’s concert lineup.

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 THIS MONTH These include Three Doors Down, Matt Stell, and Siggno. parties and family-friendly events and parades, Mardi Gras! Galveston offers excitement everyone can enjoy. Tickets start at $14 for General Admission

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 WAGS AND WHISKERS BRUNCH HOTEL ZAZA 5701 MAIN STREET WAGS & WHISKERS (POST EVENT) Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (imgh. org The 11th annual, Wags and Whiskers Brunch benefiting Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Animeals program, which provides pet food, toys and preventative vet care supplies to over 1,300 pets of homebound seniors in IM’s Meals on Wheels program. The “Bow Wow West” themed event will feature a celebrity pet fashion show produced by Todd Ramos, a silent auction, delicious lunch, and more and will be hosted by Brunch Co-Chairs Shirin and Saeid Alavi along with Dr. Vasant Garg and Dr. Kim Tran.

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Guests and four-legged furry cowpokes are invited to enjoy a Rootin’ Tootin’ fun and inspiring program emceed by Casey Curry honoring long-time Animeals supporter Greater Good Charities, an organization that works to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good. FEBRUARY 22-24 WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP BAR-B-QUE COOKOFF NRG PARK www.rodeohouston. com/worlds-championship-bar-b-que/ More than 250 teams compete in the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-BQue Saloon and the Chuckwagon. Plus, the carnival is open for wild rides and fun games. The Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite, features some of the best up-and-coming and established artists in Texas country. The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon also features live and DJ music, and has an outside patio for visitors to enjoy. Inside the saloon is the Chuckwagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket plate with chips and beans.


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FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 17 HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO NRG PARK www.rodeohouston. com/ The show features championship rodeo action, livestock competitions, concerts, a carnival, pig racing, barbecue and the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, shopping, sales and livestock auctions. Traditional trail rides, which start in different areas of Texas and end in Houston, precede the Rodeo events. One of the most authentic ways to experience Texas is to attend the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Each year, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo draws more than 2 million fans to experience rodeo action, major musical acts, and an enormous carnival midway. In 2024, the event will be held from February 27 to March 17 at NRG Park. Before the official inauguration, there are various events to enjoy the rodeo season, including free Go Texan Day (Feb.23) at Hermann Square, World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (Feb. 22-24) at NRG Park, colorful and unique Downtown Rodeo Parade (Feb.24), and Rodeo Run (Feb. 24), among others. The RODEOHOUSTON

Super Series is a 20-day tournamentstyle competition that crowns an event champion in bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, and women’s barrel racing and breakaway roping. With a total payout of $2,178,000, each champion is awarded $50,000, plus previous round winnings, a custom-made saddle and belt buckle, and an invitation to compete at RODEOHOUSTON the following year. RODEOHOUSTON is an official PRCA NFR money event, with earnings from RODEOHOUSTON counting toward qualification for the NFR and the PRCA World Standings. THE HOUSTON BOTANIC GARDEN RADIANT NATURET THROUGH- FEB. 25 HOUSTON BOTANIC GARDEN 1 BOTANIC LANE www.HBG.ORG

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Let’s Celebrate Our 10th Summer in Downtown Houston! New this holiday season at the Houston Botanic Garden, more than 50 larger-than-life Chinese lantern installations come to life in stunning displays that showcase the beauty of nature and celebrate the promise

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 THIS MONTH showcasing exquisite flora from diverse corners of the globe.

of the Lunar New Year in a spectacular way. Radiant Nature, presented by Reliant, is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. See a majestic 200-foot-long dragon, a soaring 12-foottall peacock with a fan that gracefully unfurls, and much more. Explore an interactive zone buzzing with illuminated swings, whimsical seesaws, a digital kaleidoscope you can step inside, and other immersive, Instagramworthy features. “The event celebrates the art, skill, and beauty of traditional Chinese lantern festivals, which have been celebrated across Asia for hundreds of years. Radiant Nature – which was constructed on-site at the Garden by Chinese artisans using more than 1,000 components, including hand-painted fabric – is a partnership between the Garden and Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., the largest Chinese lantern festival producer

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in North America.” Radiant Nature opens at the Houston Botanic Garden on Friday, November 17. The event will run on weekends (Friday through Sunday) as well as select weeknights before and after the holiday through February 25. Tickets are priced at $28.50 for adults and children aged 4 and over. Children aged 3 and under are permitted free entrance. The organization recommends visitors purchase their tickets online to secure their preferred date and 30-minute entry window. Describing itself as “a living museum,” the Houston Botanic Garden encompasses 132 acres of unspoiled natural environments, footpaths, and exhibitions of horticulture. Scattered throughout this vibrant sanctuary are numerous orchards, marshes, clearings, and verdant areas. Within these areas lie four distinct gardens

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history and scientific studies of the Shroud. It presents the facts about the Shroud and allows visitors to draw their own conclusions about the identity of the “man of the Shroud. The Funeral Museum is a secular setting that provides the opportunity to share the facts and information about the Shroud with a broad cross-section of museum visitors.”

THE MOST FAMOUS BURIAL OF ALL TIME – PRESENTING A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY 415 BARREN SPRINGS DR 281.876.3063 WWW.NMFH.ORG THE MOST FAMOUS BURIAL OF ALL TIME:THE SHROUD OF TURIN Proudly presented by: National Museum of Funeral History® The National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH) is sponsoring presentations of the Shroud of Turin to share information about the precious linen and to raise awareness of it’s planned permanent exhibit: “The Most Famous Burial of All Time.“ The NMFH is working with the support and encouragement of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to open this exhibit on April 27, 2023. National Museum of Funeral History President/ CEO and curator of this exhibit states, “The exhibit will feature a certified copy of the Shroud from the Archdiocese of Turin as well as displays discussing the established

GEORGE H.W. BUSH MEMORIAL EXHIBIT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY 415 BARREN SPRINGS DR 281.876.3063 WWW.NMFH.ORG The highly anticipated George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit, Honoring the 41st President of the United States, will be revealed on President’s Day, Monday, February 17, 2020. “We are very excited and honored to be able to present this outstanding exhibit to the American people,” stated Bob Boetticher, Chairman of the National Museum of Funeral History. The exhibit will focus on the lives of George and Barbara Bush, along with their funeral services as well as the now famous “4141” funeral train. The exhibit includes many items such as the memorial folders and tribute cards from Washington, D.C. and Houston. The permanent exhibit also includes vestments


THIS MONTH  worn by Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr. and the uniform of Navy Capt. Judy T. Malana, U.S. Navy Chaplain, both who presided at the funeral. DIVE INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF SHARKS HOUSTON MUSUEM OF NATURAL SCIENCE 5555 HERMANN PARK DR. WWW.HMNS.ORG Embark on a Jawsome Adventure with Live

Sharks, Ancient Behemoths, and Fascinating Shark Facts We’re gonna need a bigger exhibit hall. Debuting on a floor all to itself is Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths. We’re making your dreams come true and bringing you up close and personal with live sharks for a hands-on experience that will be – dare we say – jawsome. You’ll get a chance to touch

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 THIS MONTH a shark and discover what makes these creatures unique – from bait balls to bioluminescence. Further immerse yourself in the world of sharks as every order of shark known to mankind is represented within the exhibition, including a life-size model of the ancient behemoth, the Megalodon. And don’t forget to pick up a few Megalodon teeth of your own in the island shop. Don’t miss out on the frenzy and purchase your tickets today! Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths is supported by Novum Energy and The J.W. Couch Foundation.

HOUSTON MUSUEM OF NATURAL SCIENCE 5555 HERMANN PARK DR. WWW.HMNS.ORG Travel to Egypt’s fabled Valley of the Kings to accompany famed Egyptologist Howard Carter as he gazes into King Tut’s Tomb for the very first time. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to present an awe-inspiring event

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THIS MONTH  that will transport visitors back to 1922 as they explore the world premier exhibition, King Tut’s Tomb Discovery Experience. Experience the dark and winding tunnels that led to Tutankhamen’s burial chambers, explore the countless golden treasures he took with him into the afterworld, and explore the brightly colored, floor-to-ceiling hieroglyphs that detail his life and offer prayers to the gods to ensure a blessed life after death. Surrounded by elements of the recent–and ancient– past, visitors will bask in the glories of King Tut’s Tomb and walk in the footsteps of Howard Carter when he gets his first glimpse of “Wonderful things!” Join Carter in a miraculous discovery that quite literally brought Tutankhamen back to life for the entire world to see. Celebrate his life, witness his death, and contemplate the certainty of the ancient Egyptian afterlife when you visit King Tut’s Tomb Discovery

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Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic rainforest setting. The central conservatory is a dramatic three-story glass cone filled with tropical plants and exotic butterflies. During a typical visit, one can expect to see

MUSEUMS THE NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM has a lot of stuff. There are permanent collections of minerals, natural history exhibits, a planetarium with laser shows and an Imax theater, a butterfly habitat, a paleontology exhibit with dinosaurs, and a new chemistry hall. This place is very crowded, especially on weekends, and you should call in advance for reservations for the Imax, planetarium and butterfly exhibit. THE COCKRELL BUTTERFLY CENTER at the Houston Museum of Natural

50 to 60 different species of the world’s largest and most colorful butterfly species, flying through the balmy air, hovering over flowers or sipping fruit juice – and occasionally, landing on visitors!

ON & UNDER THE WATER 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.

DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM Sea creatures of every shape and size are on view at the Downtown Aquarium. The Sunken Temple exhibit reveals the wonders of ancient Mayan culture and the underwater world, while a journey on the Shark Voyage gives you an intimate view of the ocean’s most infamous predators. A great place for family fun, the aquarium also features outdoor attractions such as the 100-foot Diving Bell Ferris Wheel and the Dancing Fountains. Drink and dine at the Aquarium Restaurant or the Dive Lounge. And while there, make sure to check out the new white tigers exhibit.

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.

ZOO  THE HOUSTON ZOO connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. Open 7 days a week, the Zoo is made up of many moving parts – over 6,000 permanent residents (the animals) and over 2 million guests each year who come to experience an incredible variety of animals and ecosystems.

SPACE SPACE CENTER HOUSTON is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space

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Speedsportz Racing Park has been the best place to go for real go karts in Houston for years. From friendly Friday night fun to professional racing leagues, we have kart racing fun for everyone! Our facility can accommodate corporate events and social parties as well to ensure you are receiving a full-service experience while enjoying our kart racing complex. For more information about go karts in Houston at Speedsportz Racing Park, contact us today!

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THE HOUSTON AREA OFFERS “COOL” THINGS TO DO TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT. YOUNG OR OLD, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. WHETHER YOU ARE SOLO IN TOWN FOR A DAY, ON DATE, A FAMILY, A GROUP, CHECK OUT THE AREA’S AMAZING PARKS, ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTS.

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The Arena Theatre stands as one of the city’s oldest and most unique venues for live music and entertainment with its signature feature - the revolving stage. No Sea creatures of every shape and matter where you sit in the Arena size are on view at the Downtown Theatre, the viewing will be optimal. Aquarium. A great place for family A sampling of upcoming shows fun, the aquarium also features includes Charlie Wilson on Sat. Feb. 10, Jesus Adrian Romero on outdoor attractions such as the Sat. Feb. 24, & Marisela on Fri. 100-foot Diving Bell Ferris Wheel and the Dancing Fountains. Drink Mar. 1. and dine at the Aquarium Restau- 7326 Southwest Freeway rant or the Dive Lounge. 713.772.5900 www.arenahouston.com

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FROM ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES AND INCREDIBLE BUDGET DEALS TO HIGHEND FASHIONS, SHOPPERS OF EVERY PERSUASION WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH HOUSTON’S DIVERSE AND BOUNTIFUL RETAIL LANDSCAPE Top Gun of Texas is Houston’s finest indoor gun range and handgun training center, with a range featuring 15 shooting lanes available for practice, training and qualification. Top Gun is committed to firearm safety training and strengthening the sport of shooting. The spacious retail section showcases time-tested quality firearms, and includes both new and used firearms along with holsters, knives, gun safes, flashlights and range bags. There’s also a comfortable seating area and an observation room to the shooting range.

CIGAR LOUNGE STOGIES 6100 Westheimer #102 713-783-5100 stogiesofhouston.com Stogies World Class Cigars of Houston has a vast selection of Premium Cigars, and an atmosphere that is unmatched for the distinguished cigar aficionado. One of the nation’s largest humidors, with over 7000 different cigars. Need a unique gift? Stogies offers fine laser engraving, from wood to glass to personalized cigars. .

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GOLF EDWIN WATTS GOLF 5395 Westheimer 713-627-2411 www.edwinwattsgolf. com. Edwin Watts Golf has all the golf equipment you need to the most of every round, with great golf brands like Callaway, Titleist,

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SHOOTING RANGE TOP GUN RANGE 5901 Beverly Hill 713.779.GUNS (4867) www.topgunrange.com Located in the Heart of the Galleria Area, Top Gun of Texas is Houston’s finest indoor gun range and handgun training center with 15 shooting lanes available for practice, training and qualification. Courteous and professional staff will make your visit safe and enjoyable. The spacious retail area

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LIQUOR & WINE SPEC’S LIQUOR WAREHOUSE 2410 Smith St. 713-526-8787 8102 Westheimer 713-780-2573/www. specsonline.com 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 MonSat 10am-9pm.


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EVERY CUISINE, EVERY BUDGET, EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT SCENE HAS YOU COVERED. FROM FINE DINING TO CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD, YOUR VISIT IS SURE TO BE IN GOOD TASTE. Truluck’s is a getaway for the senses. Escape humdrum and come savor the freshest Crab, direct from Truluck’s Florida fisheries. This upscale Galleria seafood restaurant is a Houston mainstay for surf ‘n’ turf and the original outpost of the longtime regional chain. Delight in the fresh-catch menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle. The relaxing atmosphere in the spacious dining room is punctuated with live piano music nightly.

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GUADALAJARA MEXICAN BAR & GRILL 9799 Katy Fwy./713461-5300, 2925 SWFwy./713-942-0772, 27885 I-45 North/713362-0774, 1201 San Jacinto 713-650-0101 Houston’s home for fine Mexican food. Enjoy favorites like marinade fajitas, melt-inyour-mouth enchiladas and spicy campeche, or choose from one of many unique creations. With 4 locations in the Houston area, you’re never far away from a great meal in an authentic “Hacienda Style” atmosphere. For 2 or 200, this fare is cooked to perfection and served with a fiesta attitude. A quintessenal TexMex food experience you will not want to miss!

JULIET 5857 Westheimer Rd Suite P 713) 324-8831 www.juliethtx.com Juliet is an upscale steak and seafood restaurant giving you a movie theatre style theme featuring a premium bar with high end craft cocktails, a well curated wine list, and mouth-watering steaks and seafood. Juliet offers a unique experience, bringing a modern vibe to the traditional steakhouse through innovative concepts like the Glass Room which boasts wide screens TV’s and a projector playing classic movies throughout the night, and also their beautiful flower wall embedded with the Juliet logo. Juliet will be the restaurant to be at if you are looking for flawless

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STEAKS & SEAFOOD DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE 5061 Westheimer (in the Galleria) Suite 8060/713.355.2600 Del Frisco’s is renowned for its luxurious style, prime beef and extensive cellar of more than 1,800 wine selections. This spectacular 13,000 squarefoot eatery boasts soaring windows that overlook the swanky Galleria skyline and a second-story mezzanine with its own bar. EDDIE V’S 2800 Kirby-Arrive River Oaks 713-874-1800 12848 Queensbury Lane City Centre 832-200-2380

Eddie V’s is a glamorous destination with an irresistible vibe, serving world-class seafood, steaks and wine. Eddie V’s offers live music 7 nights a week in the V-Lounge where you can come and enjoy a night out with friends while our bartenders prepare a hand crafted cocktail for you. Our goal is to Indulge Every guest, Every visit.

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.

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NOW SHOWING MODERN AMERICAN VIBE DINING Juliet is Upscale American Food restaurant served in a fine dining venue that is known for it’s exceptional service, phenomenal food, and modern, energetic atmosphere.

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WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, HOUSTON REALLY HEATS UP. FROM THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE STAGE TO THE LOW LIGHTS OF A DANCE CLUB, THE CITY IS ALIVE WITH MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND EXCITEMENT ALL NIGHT LONG.

At the Palapa Bar at the Ritz you can enjoy live music or watch the game on one of our many flat screen TVs. The Palapa bar is 4,000 sqft of outdoor entertainment. You will feel like you are at a tropical resort. And since its all outdoors you are free to enjoy the full flavor of your favorite Cigars and Cigarettes. The Ritz is a 22,000 sf club featuring 3 stages and 2 bars, as well as a full menu and buffet. The Ultimate Sports Lounge, encased in thick glass, is the perfect place to enjoy any game.

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Richmond Arms is a lively, oldfashioned pub, complete with seasonal brews, too many beers on tap to count and a bevy of Celtic accents ringing throughout the establishment. Even during the week, an evening here feels like an Irish beer advertisement, “Lots of British nationals” feel at home in this “authentic” Briargrove area pub that some claim is the closest thing to England “this side of the big pond”; “wood beams and red accents” and a “friendly staff” greet “serious game fans”, who come for the “great beer selection” and pub grub, plus darts and regular trivia nights.

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The King’s Head Pub hails back to royal Britannia with a classic wood Bona fide dance hall, backyard, features, a large stone fireplace, a kitchen and community space, the Armadillo Palace is a one-of- portrait of King Henry VIII. The pub features a full outdoor patio area, a-kind tribute to all things Texas and over 5000 square feet of — and to the city that’s been so good to us for generations. When seating area with plenty of parking you think southern comfort, you’re space. Serving authentic English food including Scotch eggs, thinking of authentic Mexican, Sausage rolls, and Ploughman’s true Houston BBQ and seafood Platters as well as great pizzas from the waters of the Gulf. With meat hot off the wood cooker and and other pub grub. Beers on draft (pardon, draught) include a mix of brews fresh from the tap, you’ll want to stay not only for breakfast, locals like Saint Arnolds, Buffalo but for lunch and dinner. Find your Bayou and Karbach alongside imported faves like Smithwick’s, dancin’ boots and pop the top off an ice-cold beer. The flavor of Boddingtons, Harp and Newcastle. Mexico and the spirit of the South,. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4 - 7.


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