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The View from Morrison Heights

Fisher Homes is excited to present Morrison Heights, a 36-unit, custom built, luxury mid-rise condominium in Woodland Heights. Completely outfitted with high-end amenities including a fitness facility, community club room, guest suites, controlled access with security monitoring. Residents enjoy having access to the trails at white oak bayou and the views of the picturesque downtown skyline. Terry Fisher, Owner of Fisher Homes, has been making a name for himself over the past eight years in the Houston Heights area, as one of its premier builders. He was named as a finalist for Best Developer in The Leader’s Reader’s Choice Awards for his work on Rutland Street. It is Fisher’s goal to continue to work within the community to enhance the beauty of this great neighborhood. Professionally, Fisher demands accountability and consistency from his team. Every member of his staff has a vested interest in each build from start to finish. What separates Fisher Homes from other builders is not only the custom finishes and features, but the overall quality of the home. When Fisher isn’t working the community, he spends time with his wife and five children. His oldest son has been working side by side with him over the past several summers and even assisted in the design of the mid-rise.

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January 2014

Key Magazine

Michelle Smith Concierge/Les Cles d'Or Four Seasons As Houston's newest and one of only five Les Clefs d'Or members in the city, Michelle began sporting her golden keys six months ago. Born in Hawaii and having lived in various parts of the world, her familiarity ith all things international inter with gives Michelle the experience and flair needed to deal with the savvy Four Seasons traveler. Michelle's motto and daily endeavor is to ensure every guest leaves the Four Seasons with an amazing memory of Houston.

January 20, 2010 Greetings, AAs 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 M tto experience our world-class restaurants, appealing museums and tthrilling sports arenas. Key This Month In Houston, highlights our aarray of attractions and entertainment our diverse city has to offer. I welcome all visitors and hope you will share in the Houston experience, taking k withh you llasting 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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Jan. 22 - Feb. 2, 2014 The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Sarofim Hall

From London’s West End, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Houston for a limited engagement! We Will Rock You features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to, such as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.” It’s the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don’t miss the party! MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Dec 22, 2013 - Mar 23, 2014

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The acclaimed international tour of The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute concludes in Houston at the MFAH. Showcasing the Clark's renowned holdings of 19th-century French painting, this spectacular exhibition features more than 70 works of art by a stellar lineup that includes Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Also represented are Pierre Bonnard, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, JeanLéon Gérôme, Jean-François Millet, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, and Henri de ToulouseLautrec. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882– 1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world.The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood.

Texana Tours We will treat you like a long lost cousin from out of town! Texana Tours offers the best “3 Hour City of Houston Tour”. A small, individual, customized tour to fit your specific interests. Designed for those who have a desire to see the city both old and new in the best use of their time.’ We also offer: Texana Day Trips - Texana Tours is famous for the Texana Day Tours. Don’t come to Texas and not see some Texas History. Shopping/Unique Gifts - Texana Tours knows where the best shopping is, from specialty stores to the unique, one of a kind, artisian “Made In Texas” gifts and art objects

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Open year-round, Bayou Bend welcomes thousands of visitors annually for tours and special programs. With the addition of the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, which includes the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center and The Shop at Bayou Bend, as well as state-of-the-art education and rental spaces, Bayou Bend has established its place in the continually growing cultural arts scene of Houston.


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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 713-2598000 /

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.

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.

National Museum of Funeral History 415 Barren Spring Drive / 281-876-3063 With over 35,500 square feet of exhibition space the National Museum of Funeral History is the largest educational center on Funeral Heritage in the United States and perhaps the world. This museum houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S.

The numerous exhibits trace the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley.

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

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr./713-521-1515

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.

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 Wortham Theater Center 501 Texas


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HOUSTON 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 Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic t li ti rainforest i f t setting. tti TThe 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 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! 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.

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’ss has the hats, belts, boots, jeans and nd western shirts kids love! With a selection that can't be beat, and a price that won't break your our 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.

Interactive Activities for Kids Traveling art exhibitions from across the world are showcased in the John P. McGovern Kid's Hall alongside Junktion, a collection of activity tables that form together to make a train. Three carts of Junktion host interactive activities, which change hange weekly in accordance with the various themes. themes On other carts, children may paint their faces or put on a puppet show.

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CityPASS Winter Special Gives Holiday Travelers More Time to Visit Top Attractions While Still Saving Up to Half Off Admission Prices New York, N.Y. (November 12, 2013) — City Pass, the company that packages deeply discounted admission to the top attractions in major North American destinations, has an extra treat for holiday travelers. The annual Winter Special dramatically lengthens each CityPASS® ticket booklet’s traditional nine-day validity period. Beginning Dec. 15, 2013, visitors purchasing or activating previously purchased CityPASS ticket booklets for New York City, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia or Seattle will have up to 75 days (until Feb. 28, 2014) to redeem the included attraction tickets (one use per individual ticket). Typically, once the first admission ticket in a booklet is redeemed, CityPASS holders have nine days in which to use the remaining attraction tickets. Winter Special, however, waives the nine-day rule, extending the usage period considerably. In addition to having more time to enjoy leading attractions, travelers with CityPASS ticket booklets will continue to save up to 50 percent off the cost of purchasing the included attraction tickets separately. CityPASS ticket booklets also save time, allowing users to bypass most mainentrance ticket lines. While visitors have always found CityPASS ticket booklets to be a great deal, the expanded Winter Special usage period also makes the pass attractive to locals who may be hosting friends or family members over the holidays — not to mention looking for ways to entertain the kids over winter break. The Winter Special concept encourages sightseers, both out-of-towners and regional visitors alike, to take their time and explore a city at a leisurely pace. Houston CityPASS Savings: 46 percent Cost: $46 adult | $36 child (3-11) Included Attractions: Space Center Houston (NASA), Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, a choice between the Houston Zoo or a Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass, and a choice between the Children’s Museum of Houston or the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. CityPASS® is a registered trademark of City Pass, Inc., and the exclusive property of City Pass, Inc.


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American / Americano Hard Rock Cafe 502 Texas (Bayou Place)/713-227-1392 Enjoy the famous restaurants tasty Rock'n Roll Chili or take a juicy bite of legendary Hamburger, Chicken, Fish, Salads and Giant Desserts are also on the menu. Don't forget to bring home a Hard Rock Houston tee-shirt.

American Regional The Federal Grill 510 Shepherd Dr.(4 blks S. of Washington) / 713-863-7777 A casually elegant American restaurant that has created a fine dining experience in a comfortable, casual and fun setting with genuine service. Offering classic food for lunch & dinner 7 days a week indoors or on our covered patio. $10 daily lunch specials, Sat. & Sun. Brunch 11-3, Happy Hour daily from 4pm til 7pm and features Federalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large variety of craft beers, a selection of over 100 Bourbons, a range of more than 400 wines and their fabulous bar menu. All credit cards accepted. Reservations suggested by calling or on-line at

Bistro / Cafe Cafe Express 12 Houston Locations Cafe Express' extensive, mouthwatering menu features traditional American favorites, each with a unique gourmet twist. The fast casual experience combines fresh highquality food with the convenience of self-service that allows you to enjoy a quick lunch or a leisurely glass of

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Breakfast / Desayuno The Buffalo Grille 4080 Bissonnet (Weslayan Plaza Center)/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.

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Casual French Bistro Bistro des Amis 2347 University Blvd. / 713-349-8441 This charming restaurant in Rice Village features moderately priced, freshly-prepared, classic Paris bistro cuisine in a delightful, casual setting. Local organic ingredients are used

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whenever possible to support your health and the dedicated farmers committed to sustaining natural agricultural practices. Bring your own bottle of wine ($8.00 fee) – or enjoy hand-picked wines and beers by the glass and bottle Come as you are, and try the weekly 3 course dinner special for only $27.95. Soup or salad, an appetizer, your choice of main entree, and dessert. It's all included. Lunch specials range from $7.95, to 3 courses for $14.95. A la carte menu available..

Indian 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.

Arturo’s Uptown Italiano 1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd. / 713-621-1180 This great Italian restaurant by Bill Sadler 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.

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. 713- 33 681-3645 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 Houston’s home for fine Mexican food. Settle in at our


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Experience the flavors and warmth of Rio de la Plata - a unique cultural area shared by Uruguay and Argentina in rustic and yet modern decor that is infused with the power and passion of Tango. Savor wood-fire grilled meats and fresh vegetables accompanied by the best of Malbec wines, Tango & Malbec is a great dining and entertainment experience.

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, offers only the best selection of meats and seafood, with prime beef as its headliner.This spectacular 13,000-squarefoot eatery boasts soaring windows that overlook the swanky Galleria skyline and a second-story mezzanine which features its own bar.

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Steaks & Seafood (continued) 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.

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Mo's... A Place for Steaks 1801 Post Oak Blvd. / 713-877-0720 2 Blocks North of the Galleria Mall Mo’s in the Galleria area is an oasis of elegance, fine dining and impeccable service. The atmosphere is sexy, yet sophisticated. Houston’s best steaks, seafood, sushi and homemade desserts. Full bar, extensive wine vault, private dining rooms and outdoor patio seating. Dinner Mon-Sat, Lounge open til 1am.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 5433 Westheimer / 713-789-2333

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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.

Sullivan's Steakhouse 4608 Westheimer / 713-961-0333 Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks, hand-shaken martinis and live music. Also featuring fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and sides including the signature Horseradish Mashed Potatoes. Sullivan's offers fine dining in a lively atmosphere.

The Capital Grille 5365 Westheimer/713-623-4600 840 W Sam Houston Pkwy N /713-463-5051 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 recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Serving dinner 7days a week starting at 5pm. Private luncheons available

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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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.

Stags Head 2128 Portsmouth St./713-533-1199 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.

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Rookies offers full bar, full service kitchen, great game room, tournaments and activities, live bands, DJ’s, karaoke and of course all major sporting events on 35 screens. Rookies offers a unique combination of sports and live entertainment found nowhere else in Houston.

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