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37 ..................Seen by the SCENE: Local Live Music
15 ............................................SCENE Featurettes
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17............................League City Men Who Cook VI
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19 ............................................2008 Salute Heroes
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22......SCENE Style: What should I do with my hair?
50 ..........Billy Bob & The Boxmasters hit Clear Lake
27 - 34 ......Weekends on the Water Pull-out Section
52 ............................................Featured Bartender
35 ..................................Kemah 4th of July Parade
52, 53 ........................................Happy Hour Guide
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MMA Independence Day at Doc’s Upper Deck
Update: In July we celebrated MMA Independence Day at Doc’s Upper Deck with our friends from the Urban Rumble Championships (URC) and other fans of the fastest growing sport in American, Mixed Martial Arts. Turn to pages 38 and 39 for pictures from the event and to learn more about the upcoming Urban Rumble Championships II event on August 15 in the Pasadena Convention Center. All URC events are SCENE-approved.
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There’s A New “Don” in Town By Jessica Taylor
Don Julio’s Mexican Restaurant that is!
Owner Sam Rivera has jumped in full speed ahead opened the new Don Julio’s at 2900 E. Nasa Parkway, and he’s not looking back! The new Don Julio’s is just that – a NEW Don Julio’s. Sam has worked with his staff to make sure this restaurant is different from the original location in order to appeal to a different demographic. In order to make a smooth transition from being a family-oriented restaurant like the original location on FM 646 in Brittany Bay is, Sam pulled out all the stops - starting with the food. “My soux chef, Leonor Rodriguez, said she could improve the spice package we use, and she hasn’t disappointed.” Sam said. They have trimmed down their menu, but added a few new dishes like Ceviche and fish tacos, as well as innovative spins on traditional favorites such as fried avocados, black beans and white spanish rice. Sam also believes it is vital for the food served at Don Julio’s to be prepared fresh daily – so important that they purchase the snapper, crab and shrimp used in their dishes from a local seafood house on a daily basis. Even though Don Julio’s boasts the use of the freshest produce and meats available, they are still able to serve up quality meals for a reasonable price. In fact, nothing on the menu costs more than $15! Another element that sets the Don Julio's in Seabrook apart from other restaurants, including the original, is the progressive bar that brings in 40 percent of the revenue at the new location. A copper sheeting encases the bar, making
it more visually appealing to a younger clientele. The bar also carries 49 types of tequila, 35 types of wine that compliment the food served and various types of draft beer as well. One thing you won't find at any other local pub or restaurant is their dessert called DJ's Crazy Creme. This soft-serve vanilla ice cream contains 40% alcohol and is served with peaches and coconut. This tasty treat is for the big kids only, so don't forget your i.d. if you plan to order this one! To spice things up a bit, Sam also included a party room that can hold 70 people, as well as a 14-table open-air patio to increase the capacity of the restaurant, which is at 240 people currently. The restaurant also enjoys the use of six 50" televisions that feature an NFL game package. Live music has also been incorporated at the new location, and can be heard in the bar area from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Thursday and Friday nights!
Mex with a twist, making it a little more special to Sam. "The overall goal is to offer people what they can’t get elsewhere," said Sam. With the innovative menu, upscale decor, commitment to customer service and, of course, great food, Don Julio’s Seabrook is an exciting treat to be experienced!
Sam said the key to the success of the opening of the second Don Julio's has been good management. He credits his general manager, Rick Estrada and his soux chef, Leonor for all they have done in helping him transform Don Julio's from a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant into Tex-
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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series Chef JOSE SALGADO Main 101 Grill & Bar 101 E. Main in La Porte • 281-470-8484 What’s your Background/ Experience: Studied at the Culinary School of Mexico City for four years where he learned and gained experience in the Mexican and French styles of cooking, but enjoys American cooking the most. He has been a chef in Dakota's restaurant in Chicago, Dallas' Intercontinental Hotel, Houston's Sheraton Hotel, the Wyndam Hotel in Galveston, as well as every upscale restaurant in Galveston including the San Luis Hotel and Moody Gardens. Specialty: Seafood sauces and soups. Signature Dish: Roasted Opah with truffle oil and lemon-grass saffron to make the fish flavors really stand out, and a rib-eye topped with crab bechamel. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous?: B.B. King, Tommy Lee Jones, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias and Gloria Estefan. Please share one special cooking tip or technique for our readers: For wine sauces, use equal parts of butter, cream and wine. If you use 2 ounces of butter, use the equivalent of all other ingredients, making sure they are equal. Also, always reduce the wine prior to adding the other ingredients. PREVIOUSLY FEATURED
Chef Alan Sunderland
Chef Paul Lewis
Chef Jorge Galvan
Chef Sixto Lopez
Chef Vincent Lopez
Chef Abbey Lewellyn
Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille
The Flying Dutchman
Masa Sushi Sake Bar
Chef Oscar Salazar
Chef Roland Kyburz
Chef Alfredo Benitez
Chef Michael Zhou
Chef Robert Hicks
Babin’s Seafood House
South Shore Harbour Resort
Papadeaux’s Seafood Kitchen
Masa Sushi Fusion
Space Center Houston
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San Leon’s Only Upscale Supper Club – and Under The Stars (Laguna Bar) Sunday Brunch at Ginger’s Coastal Eatery on beautiful San Leon Peninsula, starting from 10AM until 2PM with $2 Bloody Marys and Mimosas, omelets and crepes to order by Chef Dominick – all you can eat for $8.95. Every Friday & Saturday, Dance to the tunes with Johnny Felder: 8PM until? Tim Holder on our Baby Grand on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting at 6PM until? Don’t forget about our tropical Laguna Bar and courtyard dining! Let us plan your holiday at Ginger’s (Winchester Room), complete with private entrance, fireplace, beautiful hard wood tongue-and-groove throughout. Reserve the room now before the holidays sneak up on you and you miss out! Speak to Ginger she will help you with your private party
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PARROT SAMPLER Green Parrot Bar & Grill 2233 Bayshore (San Leon) • 281-339-1392 A new twist on the traditional sampler! This combination of parrot wings served with a special spicy parrot sauce that’s made in the restaurant, mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce and homemade stuffed crab jalapeno poppers makes for the perfect start to a delectable meal!
Shrimp & Crab Specials!
Monday Martini Day “Keep the Shaker” $2 Tuesday w/ Domestics & Imports; $3 Wells / $3 Margaritas Wednesday: Hurricane Humpday
BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO Heads-N-Tails
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281-332-7474 20760 Gulf Frwy. • Webster
1053 Marina Bay Dr. Kemah - 281-456-4641 Get a taste of the divine for a divine price! This Blackened chicken accompanies a fresh alfredo sauce that's made from scratch with shallots, garlic, a white wine reduction, heavy whipping cream and butter. Served with asparagus, zucchini and squash and sprinkled with parsley, your taste buds will thank you for this one!
(in the Garden Ridge parking lot near Hooters)
Two great Waterfront locations with spectacular views
BANANAS FOSTER PIE Topwater Grill 1522 9th St. (San Leon) • 281-339-1232 This innovative dessert is mouthwatering!!! The mixture of whipped banana cream and banana pudding is encased in a shortbread crust, sprinkled with almonds and garnished with white chocolate sauce and caramel. It’s so good, it’s the chef’s favorite! – Jessica Taylor
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7th Annual South Shore Dockside Food & Wine Festival “Sippin’ on the Dock of the Bay” • October 18, 2008 Special thanks to these 2008 Sponsors that have already committed PRESENTING: Advantage BMW Clear Lake GOLD: Tuscan Lakes/Edgewater, Star Toyota, Alex Rodriquez Mercedes Benz SILVER: South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center • BRONZE: One Stop Party Shop PAVILION: Phyllis Foster Real Estate Services , In Vino Veritas Wine Bar, The Verandah Companies, ARI Construction, Texas Dept. of Agriculture-GO TEXAN Program • FESTIVAL: Cork Wine Bar • MEDIA: The SCENE, Wiredin.cc, Bay Area Citizen, Bay Runner Magazine, Houston SPORT & SCENE Magazine THE SCENE
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Must-see 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bath on beautifully landscaped lot. Master has lrg windows & vanity. Other amenities: wood fireplace, built-in cabinets, recent carpet, French doors. Back yard has a workshop off garage. ML#3236949, $159,900
Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 bath. Master suite has dbl sinks, whirlpool tub & sep shower. Formal living and dining, den has TV wall. Lot is wonderfully landscaped. Other amenities: tiled bath, gaslog fireplace, attic in garage. ML#4827RE, $149,900
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This must see 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has an island kitchen that opens to a 2-story den with a stone fireplace and lots of light. The master suite has high ceilings, dual sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower. New roof in 2007. ML#7117614 $179,000
Wonderfully updated 3 BR, 2 bath. Master suite has 2 walk-in closets, cathedral ceiling & garden tub, sep shwr. Other amenities: tile, pergo flrs in kitch, French drs, new appl, fireplc, lots of storage, lap-n-gap cedar. ML#606LOC, $162,500
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2008 Salute to Heroes
Learn more at www.rjhfoundation.org Photos by Betsey Ennis and Eddie Harper
GULF COAST FILM FESTIVAL
BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TO CLEAR LAKE Erin Gray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award By Peggy “Domino” Taylor Lights! Camera! Action! – The Gulf Coast Film Festival (GFCC) is holding their annual event September 19, 20 and 21, 2008, in the NASA-Johnson Space Center community of Seabrook, Texas. “This is Our Hollywood” is the theme of this year’s out-of-this-world entertainment event. The GCFF is in its ninth year and has gained international recognition in the independent film community.
Other celebrities who will be presenting are Ernie Manouse from Channel 8 (PBS), Nellie Gonzales from Channel 11 (KHOU), Emmy Winner Robin Craig from Channel 26 (Fox), Houston Film Commissioner Rick Ferguson and area elected officials.
All film screenings will be held at San Jacinto College – Central Campus in their new state-of-the-art theater. There will be opportunities for festival attendees to meet and mingle with actors, producers and directors from the film and television industry. Director Hal Wixon founded the GCFF in 2000. An actor himself, Wixon’s mission was to encourage the work of independent filmmakers and promote the art of filmmaking. This became the mission of this non-profit festival, which puts budding filmmakers in the spotlight. “This festival was created to show-
Filmmakers from all over the world submit their films to the festival, which also showcases Bay Area-Houston as a location for future films. Numerous sponsors, including the City of Nassau Bay and the City of Seabrook, support the festival. Tickets are available for three-day passes, Saturday and Sunday passes and individual screenings. Discounted passes will be available to military personnel and students with ID. Individual screening tickets will be available at the door. Banquet tickets are not available at the door, so reserve your seat early. Weekend fun packages for all events Friday, Saturday and Sunday are also available.
Every year, the festival has celebrities in the film and video industries who are guest speakers and presenters. This year’s scheduled celebrity guest is film, television and stage actor Erin Gray, who will be receiving the lifetime achievement award. Erin is best known for her memorable roles in hit television series, Kate Summers, Silver Spoons, Colonel Wilma Deering and the ever-popular Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
This three-day, two-night event kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday evening, with a meet and greet mixer followed by a buffet at Villa Capri Restaurant on Clear Lake. On Saturday film screenings will start, and the day will end with the ninth Annual Cascade Awards Banquet at Bailey’s in Seabrook. The festival will conclude on Sunday with final screenings.
case the discovery of new and emerging artists,” said Wixon. “The goals for this fun and educational event are to encourage the works of independent filmmakers and promote the concept of film as art, offering awards as a means of educational outreach and expanding the awareness of independent film.”
For ticket prices, reservations, film screenings schedule and additional information on this event, log on to the website: www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com. For tickets or information call 281-333-5804 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Gulf Coast Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Jasmine Guy 2007
Robert Wuh 2006
Armand Assante 2005
Janine Turner 2004
Barry Corbin 2003
Melissa Gilbert 2002
Loretta Swit 2001
Walter Coblenz 2000
CLEAR LAKE / BAY AREA EDITION
CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR
August 21- September 25 – Water: A Themed Exhibit The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay 281-335-7777
August 16 -“The Word Factory” - The Clear Lake poetry reading group of Houston International Poets Inc. Workshop -10:00 a.m.-12 noon – TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, contact Caroline Ross at 281-486-4480 or Lisa Grable at 281-5381697 Hitus@sbcalobal.net
10:10am. (Pre-K) 10:45am 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood 281-482-7135
La Porte Branch – (Pre-K) 10:15am 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 827-471-7135
Library Story Times: Wednesdays Friendswood Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:10am (Pre-K) 10:45am 416 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood 281-482-7135 Galena Park Branch – 11:00am 1500 Keene, Galena Park, 713-4500982
August 9 – Imagination Station – Free art program for children, 10am - 11am, TAACCL call for reservations, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org
Library Story Times: Tuesday La Porte Branch – 10:15am 526 San Jacinto, La Porte, 281-471-4022
Evelyn Meador Branch – (Pre-K) 10:30am 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook, 281-474-9142
Freeman Memorial Library – 10:15am 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906
Friendswood Public Library – (Toddlers)
August 16 – Bay Area Bluegrass Association, Monthly Stage Show 6:30 p.m. Arolfo Center, 300 Walker, League City, 281-6369419, www.bayareabluegrass.org.
TEXTILES & MIXED MEDIA
Helen Hall Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:00am 100 W. Walker, League City, 281-338-4860
August 11 - Lakeview Quilters Guild meeting and speaker, 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout, Nassau Bay Call for info 281-333-2459, firstname.lastname@example.org
La Porte Branch – (Toddlers) 10:00am & 11:00am 600 S. Broadway, La Porte. 837-471-4022
August 1 - August 10 – Bay Area Harbour Playhouse –Urinetown, Thur.- Sat. 8:00 pm Sun. 2:30 pm, 3803 Hwy 3, Dickinson, 281-337-7469, www.harbourplayhouse.com
Library Story Times: Thursdays Helen Hall Public Library – (Pre-K) 1:00pm 100 W. Walker, League City, 281-338-4860
August 7 – Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Meeting for upcoming September film festival. For more information and location call 281-333-5804, www.gulfcoastfilmfestival.com (See column for details) Model, actress, and author Erin Gray will be receiving the Cascade Life Time Achievement Award at the 2008 Gulf Coast Film Festival. THE SCENE
August 14 & 28 - Bay Area Photo Club Members Meeting – 7:30 pm – Clear Lake Park Meeting Hall, 281-474-7027 www.bayareaphotoclub.org
Sept. 4 & 11 – Clear Lake Infiniti Music Series – Free admission7:00 - 9:00 pm Open Mic Jazz and Blues & Rock, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org
July 1– July 3 – Art School for Children and Young Adults, University of Houston, Clear Lake, From ages 3 to 12th Grade. Call for more information 281-283-3344, www.uhcl.edu/ArtSchoolforChildren.
Library Story Times: Fridays Friendswood Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:10am (Pre-K) 10:45am 416 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, 281-482-7135
August 1- 17 - Clear Creek Country Theatre – Bye Bye Birdie - Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm Sun. 2:30 pm, 18091 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, 281-333-5228, www.clearcreekcountrythreatre.org.
League City Historical Society West Bay Common School Museum - Open Mon.-Fri. Call for times and group reservations 210 N. Kansas Ave., League City, 281-554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY HAIR?! This time of year often encourages one to take a look in the mirror and mull over ones look. Is it time for an update? Is it time to add conditioner to that dull summer hair? What about a new hairstyle? We want something new, but we don’t always know what that should be. When I am out and about I am often confronted with the question, “What would you do with my hair?” First off, that can be a very difficult question to answer. Aside from the fact that people never want to hear what I would ACTUALLY do with their hair, it's too complicated to give a thorough consultation while I am on my third martini. While we stylists would love to just spout out, “Oh my gosh, totally chop it to your chin, and dye it a summer shade of amber, then flat iron it and run pomade through it!” It's just too much to ask for a five-minute chat. There is much to be said about a proper consultation, so make an appointment, and be prepared to have a more thorough session.
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First, note what you love about your hair, as well as what is not working. A good stylist should ask you about your styling regimen so as not to give you a style that would be beyond your control. Ask yourself what you are willing to do: round brush, flat iron, or wash and go? Don’t be shy about bringing pictures. Stylists are visual people, and we love to not only have an illustration of where you would like to go but it helps us see the images that you see in your head. Asking your stylist to read your mind is like trying to will a dealer to deal you a 21! Prayer and good intentions don’t always cut it! Also, identify your comfort zone – everyone has one. It’s the one thing you are absolutely unwilling to do – like cutting your bangs an inch long, or dyeing your hair red. Be open with your stylist because they want to please you. And most importantly, don’t ever say, “Do whatever you want,” unless you really, really mean it.
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During your consultation, be open to what your stylist has to say. A great stylist will give you a perfect marriage between “WHAT’S HOT” and your own personal face and style. So what IS new??? Kiss that high school super sweep across the forehead goodbye and chop those bangs! My “Big Bang Theory” right now is to have either blunt bangs just a tad above the lashes, or what I call “convertible bangs” which are fringe that can be worn down, split off center or even swept aside for some shorter hair kissing the forehead ala Reese Witherspoon. The Rihanna super crop is the hottest thing Going right now. It's longer fringe with shorter hair throughout the crown and nape. Lastly, the Posh is super hot because all face shapes can handle this classic shape. The bob is personalized to bone structure and hair texture. Anyone can wear trends as long as
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- Continued on Page 24 The SCENE Style Columnist HEAVEN PADGETT is owner of The Hairem Salon, founder of Heavenly Cosmetics and a member of the Aquage Elite Design team. Heaven has been a stylist and make up artist for more than 17 years and was trained at the world renowned Jacques Dessange school in both Paris and New York. She has received nationwide acclaim working as a platform artist for such companies as KMS, Artec, Matrix and Alterna. From being born to work in the industry to working with celebrities across the country, Heaven has the experience and industry savvy to be our SCENE fashionista! Email questions to Heaven@thehairemsalon.com.
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In July Alex Rodriguez MercedesBenz in League City hosted the Thank You party for the Go Red for Women. The guests included the luncheon’s 2008 sponsors and some of the more generous donors. Cork Wine Bar donated wine. Food was donated by Mamacita’s, Carrabba’s and South Shore Harbour Resort. The gathering also included the opportunity to reserve and choose a location for 2009 Go Red luncheon tables.
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SCENE Style: Cont. from page 22 The bob is personalized to bone structure and hair texture. Anyone can wear trends as long as basic rules of geometric form are
followed. If you're older, just do a little less texturizing, and keep it more polished. If you are younger, go for those blunt heavy bangs and lots of texture. Men and women alike sported chocolate brown and fawn colored tones all over the runways. Blondes have been taken to a golden hue. If you have white blonde hair, tone it down for fall!
Armand Bayou Nature Center – Open Tues. Sat., 8500 Bay Area Blvd. 281-474-2551 www.abnc.org Call or log on for July events and the ‘Breakfast on the Bayou’ and ‘Owl Prowl’ Tours.
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Men: Yes, the faux hawk is still steady. Longer hair is in for men, too, but keep it kempt and with clean edges. The beautiful geometric clean shapes from the ’80s are coming back. The cuts don’t look dated because of the new products on the market, and the invention of the flat iron. New tools and techniques have revolutionized styling and allow us to make even more amazing forms and textures. If you are looking for an instant refresher to update your "right
August 16 -24 – Moody Gardens – “The Russian American Kids Circus” For more information call 409-683-4209 www.moodygardens.com
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Bay Area Museum – Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia Open Tues.- Sun. Clear Lake Park 5000 NASA Rd.1, Seabrook 281326-5960 www.lunarrendevous.org.
Texas City Museum – Open Tues. – Sun., 409 6th Street N.,Texas City 409-643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm.
now" style go for some dry texturizing or cut your bangs. Try styling your hair with a different brush for a change - and don’t be afraid to load up on the pomade or paste. No, your hair won’t look dirty or be “weighed down,” but it will boost the dimension and give your hair that supermodel quality. And we all want that, right?
League City Historical Society West Bay Common School Museum Open Mon.-Fri. Call for times and group reservations 210 N. Kansas Ave., League City 281-554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org.
August 1-10 – Moody Gardens “AGA –BOOM” Theater of Physical Comedy
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A Special Guide To CLEAR LAKE & GALVESTON About the Clear Lake/Bay Area Located midway between the skyscrapers of Houston and the beaches of Galveston, the NASA, Clear Lake/Bay Area is a unique area featuring the home of manned space flight and the third largest boating market in the nation. Although big city excitement and island beaches are each just minutes away, the Clear Lake/Bay Area has been described as the “Jewel of Houston” and is full of attractions of its own. Boating activities and water recreation provide
About Galveston Island Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Galveston is a small romantic island tucked deep within the heart of south Texas possessing all the It is impossible to list everything to do while visiting our area, so we just listed a few of the “musts” in this section and provided maps to area attractions and some of the most popular places to eat and drink. Some are obvious and well known, while others are new or off the beaten path. We are just
hours of fun and relaxation in the presence of the water's natural beauty. Surrounded by water, the land is fertile and offers lush foliage including many evergreen trees and plants. In addition to the area’s natural beauty, technology and history are woven together at the Johnson Space Center, where our nation's astronauts are trained and each manned space flight is monitored. The facility offers an official visitors center, better known as Space Center Houston. This area is also home to a surprisingly high number of quality restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs – including many overlooking the water and accessible via boat. Clear Lake is also a live music lover’s paradise with more than 40 venues offering live performances on a regular basis. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is also geared toward families with a number of amusement parks, game facilities and family festivals. charm of a small southern town and just 40 minutes south of the fourth largest city in the United States. At 32 miles long and two and a half miles wide, most residents can't remember the last time they visited the mainland and, if circumstances permitted, they would never leave. The Island has seen its share of calamities, yet the worst natural disaster in U.S. history could not erase the tranquility of a Galveston sunset. From soft sandy beaches to famous 19th century architecture, the island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty. happy to be able to help suggest some places to visit and make sure to tell them you learned about them in The SCENE! Enjoy! - John Ennis, Publisher
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Featured Attractions 1. Space Center Houston Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Winter Operating Hours: 10am-5pm (Weekdays); 10am-6pm (Weekends) Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-338-0333.
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2. MOODY GARDENS
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1 Hope Blvd. (Galveston)..800-582-4673
3523 Highway 134 ..........281-479-2431
510 Ellington Field ........713-847-4200
6310 Avenue T. ............409-925-1401
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3. KEMAH BOARDWALK
7. ART ALLIANCE CENTER
11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT
15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR
710 4th Street..............281-334-9880
2000 NASA Parkway ....281-335-7777
One Monument Circle ......281-479-2421
2500 South Shore Blvd. ..281-334-1000
8. GULF GREYHOUND PARK
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2026 Lockheed ............409-770-9283
1000 FM 2004..............409-986-9500
Texas 35 and Mustang ....281-388-1134
2328 Broadway ............409-762-3933
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806 NASA Parkway ......281-333-0579
8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551
25th & Seawall ............409-797-3900
18. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 19. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . .281-471-5020 20. HISTORIC LEAGUE CITY Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-338-7339 21. HELEN’S GARDEN Main St. (FM518) in Historic League City . . . . .281-338-7339
22. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS 1150 Big League Dreams Pkwy. . . .281-316-3400 23. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 24. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . .281-557-0555 25. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 26. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . .281-334-0521
GALVESTON ATTRACTIONS: 27. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 28. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 29. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Galveston713- 629-3700 30. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 31. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 32. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 33. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 34. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 35. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . .409-766-STAR 36. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114
37. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM 2002 Terminal Dr. .409-740-7722 38. BUNGEE FUN 9030 Seawall Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-740-2000
HOUSTON ATTRACTIONS: 39. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 40. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 41. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 42. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 43. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 44. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 45. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500
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27. Ginger’s Coastal Eatery ......2007 East Bayshore 28. Harbour Club........2500 South Shore Harbour Blvd. 29. Heads -n- Tails ....................1053 Marina Bay Drive 30. Ichibon - Kemah ..........................406 Texas Avenue 31. Ichibon - NASA ..............................18206 Egret Bay Blvd. 32. Jack’s Garage ......100 Perkins Ave (in League City) 33. Katie’s................................................315 Grand Ave. 34. La Brisa ..............................................4001 Hwy 146 35. Las Haciendas • NASA ................1020 NASA Rd. 1 36. Las Haciendas • I-45................12933 Gulf Freeway 37. Main 101 Grill & Bar ......101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 38. Mamacita’s..................................515 E. NASA Rd. 1 39. Mamacita’s Ballroom..................7325 Spencer Hwy 40. Masa Sushi Fusion........................977 Nasa Road 1 41. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ....................1804 W. FM 646 42. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe....18033 Upper Bay Rd. 43. Mely’s - Seabrook ............3659 NASA Pkwy, Suite A 44. Mely’s - League City ..............2951 Marina Bay Drive 45. Monkey Bar ....................................605 6th Street C 46. Mother’s Speakeasy ............3505 Hwy 146 Ste 300 47. Outback Steakhouse............................481 Bay Area Blvd. 48. The Outpost ......NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. 49. Palapa’s ..............................608 6th Street in Kemah 50. Papa Fajitas ................................463 Bay Area Blvd. 51. Phil’s Place Oyster Bar ........3202-J Marina Bay Dr. 52. Poor Michael’s ..................2007 Strand (Galveston)
1. All-Star’s Sports Bar & Grill ......1055 Bay Area Blvd. 2. Balinese Room..................2107 Seawall Blvd. (Galv.) 3. Barefoot Tina’s Too - LaPorte ......1026 South 8th St. 4. Barefoot Tina’s Too - Pasadena ..5830 Spencer Hwy 5. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ....19431 Gatebrook Dr. 6. Bikini Beach ................1025 W NASA Rd. 1 (@ I-45) 7. Burger House, The ................600 6th Street (Kemah) 8. Chico’s Paradise..............................500 Seawall Blvd. 9. Classic Cafe • Seabrook..................2511 NASA Rd 1. 10. Classic Cafe • I-45 ....................15325 Gulf Freeway 11. Clifton by the Sea ..........................10 Grand Avenue 12. Club 21....................2102 Postoffice St. (Galveston) 13. Club Classic ..2513 NASA Parkway (on The Water) 14. Cock-eyed Seagull ................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 15. Cork Wine Bar ................19325 Gulf Freeway Ste 7 16. Cullen’s American Grille ....11500 Space Center Blvd. 17. Doc’s Upper Deck ..............18301A Egret Bay Blvd. 18. Don Julio’s Seabrook ..............2900 E. NASA Pkwy 19. Don Julio’s ..............................1804 FM646, Suite F 20. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake............2110 Bay Area Blvd. 21. Don Pico’s - Pearland ......9811 Broadway (FM518) 22. Esteban’s Cafe and Cantina ......402 W. Main Street 23. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ........20760 Gulf Frwy 24. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ..............4449 NASA Rd. 1 25. Gabacho’s - South Shore..2500 Marina Bay Dr. Ste. X 26. Green Parrot................22323 Bayshore Dr. (San Leon)
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Mark Your Calendars! A reminder of Bay Area and Galveston events not to miss.
Clear Lake Sailboat Races Wednesdays until Oct. • Clear Lake
Redfish Labor Day Raft-up August 31 • Galveston Bay via boat
South West Int. Boat Show
Kemah Pan Jam Festival
Oct. 2-5 • Kemah Boardwalk Marina
October 11 • 6th Street in Kemah
Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Regatta
Wings Over Houston Airshow
October 18-19 • Clear Lake Park
October 25-26 • Ellington Field
Gulf Coast Film Festival Sept. 14-16 • San Jacinto JC & Other Locals
South Shore Dockside Festival Oct. 18 • South Shore Harbour Marina
Fall Back Festival Oct. 24-26 • LaPorte (Multiple Sites)
Lone Star Motorcycle Rally
Ballunar Liftoff Festival
Christmas Boat Parade
Oct. 30 - Nov 2 • Galveston Island
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 • NASA/Johnson Space Center
Dec. 13 • Clear Lake & Kemah Channel
Kemah 4th of July Parade
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makes playing a show in Houston a little more special, especially when the last words heard from his mouth on stage are, “Houston: You are the best. The absolute best!” So, you can call it what you want, but at the end of the day, it really is an amalgamation of everything Thornton has ever wanted to do musically – and he gets to share it with the world. How’s that for living your dreams?
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All Stars Sports Bar • Cont. from Page 49 Melissa, sister of the two owners, is charged with booking all the special events such as bike rallies, auto club meets and singles groups. “We love to offer our place for groups to hold their meetings, parties, and special events. We work overtime to make their event a success.”
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Chris added, “We are always changing and improving to make this venue more comfortable and appealing to the masses.” He said, “Whether you want to hang out with your friends after work on the patio and relax, or dance and party up the night, you can do it all at All Stars.”
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The bands pictured on this page were photographed in July by Andy Eng at Scout Bar, Cock-eyed Seagull and TBone Tom’s.
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Prior to a performance of the Grateful Geezers, the audience at T-Bone Tom’s was treated to a drum solo by 15-year-old Kyle Spencer, who has been playing for about a year. - Andy Eng Tom Rogers co-hosts the Cock-Eyed Seagull’s open mic session along with the session at Mothers Speakeasy. You can always count on Tom to perform a few of his fine originals. - Andy Eng
OVR-DRV (Over Drive) is a five-member group that play classic to modern rock favorites. I caught them at Monkey Bar. Band members include Tom Smith, lead vocals and guitar; Robert Westerman (lead and rhythm), Laura Magers (lead vocals and keyboard), Bill Bowerman (drums) and Sagacious Sachem (bass). Visit them online at www.overdrive.net. - Andy Eng
Homegrown Talent: I visited with San Leon native Amanda Cevallos (www.myspace.com/ amandajocevallos) who has been away for several years developing her music production skills. She produced her debut album of original works and will be in the area in August and September before kicking off her tour. Amanda's story and outlook on the changes that come with time is one she's excited to share using her musical talents. Check her out when she swings through in the next couple of months. You'll be able to catch her at T-Bone Tom’s, Bojangles, Claudio’s Piano Bar and Clifton's By The Sea.
Returning well-rested after a week of honeymooning in Bermuda, Andy & the Dreamsicles picked right up where they left off: on the Kemah Boardwalk for a Fireworks Friday night. Jim Shortt has been a regular at many of Andy's Oleander parties and we hope to see Jim at a few more. - Andy Eng
- Andy Eng
Railean Rum in High Spirits By Jessica Taylor
Texas is home to a lot of things: the Alamo in San Antonio, the Live Music capital of the world in Austin, Dell and Compaq computers, the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, the Houston Astros, Rockets, Comets, Texans, Dynamo and Aeros, Battleship Texas and Dr Pepper to name just a few. But now, one Texas couple wants to put Texas on the map for something else – the rum they hand-make in San Leon, Texas. The inspiration for this rum comes from the sailing hobby of owners Kelly and Matt. The couple loves to sail throughout the Gulf of Mexico and during one of their trips they began trying and collecting various types of rum from the different islands they visited. After seeing and tasting all of these international rums, the Raileans wondered why there weren’t any rums originating in Texas. They decided to solve that problem by making their own 100 percent hand-made Texas rum here in the Lone Star State. Kelly, who had previously spent more than 10 years in the wine business, combined her skills with that of her husband, who is a chemical engineer, when they were working on the recipe for their rum. “I would taste the rum and tell Matt what I liked and didn’t like about it, and he would make adjustments to the recipe,” Kelly said of the process they started in late 2005. After preparing their distillery and acquiring all the necessary permits, they were able to start manufacturing their unique rum in May of 2007. Kelly said that what makes Railean Rum unique is that it is double-distilled and double-filtered to create a smooth, crisp taste without the bitterness or bite you experience with other rums. The Raileans also use a pure, unsulfured Grade-A cane molasses from Louisiana and Florida that is of a much higher quality than the molasses that is used in other rums, as well as new, small, charred American oak barrels to age the rum, instead of older, used ones which can alter the taste. Railean Rum is also subject to higher levels of quality control because it is made in small batches, allowing the Raileans to keep a close watch over them and make sure to capture the “heart of the spirit.”
Kelly believes that because of the way it is made, Railean Rum is very versatile and as a result, can be mixed into a variety of other drinks. This versatility has aided in increasing the popularity of Railean Rum in the short amount of time it has been in production. Railean Rum is available not just in this area, but Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio as well. Houston area restaurants and bars such as Aurora Wine and Sports Bar, Top Water Grill, Millers ARC, Tommy’s Seafood & Steakhouse, South Shore Harbor Resort, Green Parrot Cafe and the Terrace Cafe are using Railean Rum in their drinks. The Raileans makes two types of rum. Railean’s White Rum is crisp, clean and refreshing – making it perfect for summertime drinks like daiquiris, mai tais, pina coladas, mojitos and rum punch. Their dark rum, the Railean Reserve XO, is smooth, yet flavorful and reveals enticing aromas of chocolate, spice and oak – perfect for that premium Cuba Libre. San Leon, where the Railean Rum distillery is located, was once a stronghold for the swashbuckling pirate, Jean Lafitte, and is now a community of fishermen, sailors and wild parrots. The drink of choice for these selfproclaimed “modernday pirates” is, of course, rum, and they helped inspire the green parrot logo of the Railean Rum brand. Not only do they manufacture it, but they also label and bottle it themselves as well, allowing the couple to be involved in every step of the process. Kelly said the rum-making is and has been a wonderful experience not only because she and Matt have been able to see their work come to fruition, but also because “It’s something they’ve been able to do together.” For more information about the Raileans and their rum or to schedule a private tour of the distillery, call 713-882-3091. Be sure to tell them the SCENE sent you!
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She Craves (Continued): The sound of She Craves is a difficult one to describe, but not difficult at all to understand once you've heard them. Anthemic choruses and smartly crafted hooks are hallmarks of the band's sound, as are live shows that teeter on the edge of control as the band churns through their set with unrelenting energy and force. She Craves is fronted by Christine Ely who exudes a rarely seen blend of intensity, charm and sincerity. Part pit bull, part Jimmy Page, guitarist Matt Cole crafts the most melodic and tasteful parts imaginable, drenches them with attitude and cranks them to ten. Drummer Ben Mills hits with the sonic force of a wrecking ball all while bassist, Roger Wuthrich, adds the low end and melodies that keep you moving. Rock and roll is new again. Rock and roll is exciting again. Rock and roll is dangerous again. She Craves (www.myspace.com/shecraves) is rock and roll.
Bodacious Tatas at the Cock-Eyed Seagull. Wow... One can't say enough after one of these evenings. Everybody dance. There is playing up in the loft. Check out the stellar combination of great music and venue yourself if ever these these two forces align again down the road. Simply good mojo and good music. - Andy Eng
- Andy Eng
Billy Bourbon on the patio at Green Parrot. Mark May was back in town at Katie's and playing for nothing less than a packed house. Mark is still playing around the region and teaching music. Mark and the band wish Jim Shortt well. - Andy Eng
OPEN DAILY 2PM - 2AM
1010B E. NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. • 281-335-5400
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FRI 8/ 1BACK SEAT DRIVER BAND 9/7: COURTNEY’S B-DAY BRA PARTY SAT 8/2 ..................JANDO Ladies who show up in their bra, get happy hour prices! & Karaoke, too! FRI 8/8 ......BODACIOUS TATAS SAT 8/9 ........BENNY BRASKET MONDAYS: INDUSTRY NITE $1.50 Well Drinks • $3 Mini Blasters FRI 8/15 ..........LOS GALLOS $1.75 Dom Bottles • $2 Jagers SAT 8/16 ..........SHAKEDOWN THURS, FRI, & SAT FRI 8/22..........GROVE KINGS SAT 8/23 ........CONVERTIBLES LADIES NITES $1.50 Well Drinks / $2 House Wine FRI 8/9..................FIREFLY SAT 8/30 ....LUSCIOUS COLLIDE EVERY THURSDAY OPEN MIC JAM FRI 9/5 ..............OVERDRIVE Karaoke on Wed. & Sun. Nights SAT 9/6 ........BILLY BOURBON
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Wood & Wind was at Clifton by the Sea on a recent weekend. Bobbie Sue Emerson and Steve were very entertaining, in fact, the pairing of Clifton's with Wood & Wind is always a good one. If you ever have a chance to catch them at Clifton's, you won't be disappointed! (http://www.myspace. com/woodnwind ) - Andy Eng
The 4 Barrel Ramblers were at Mothers Speakeasy. Based in Clear Lake, the 4 Barrel Ramblers are a rock-a-billy band with a little blues, a little rock, and a whole lot of fun mixed in. If you're a beer drinker with a penchant for fun, or someone who appreciates live music, then this is your band! - Andy Eng Wow... If you missed She Craves at Scout Bar last month, you missed a good one... stormed onto the Austin music scene in early 2007 with an almost sold-out show at historic Stubb's BBQ. Just over a year and countless shows in Texas and surrounding states later, the band is firing on all cylinders and poised to leave their mark on the music world. Their initial EP, "Come Around," their debut album, "Goodbye Radio Days" and their, as yet untitled, new interactive CD are due out this fall. - Andy Eng
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT (SPONSORED BY RENEGADE CLASSICS & BIKERS FOR CHARITY) Sun: Jam Session w/ The Amigos 7-11pm, musicians welcome, Vodka Well Drinks $2 (12-7pm) MUSIC Tues: Acoustic Open Mic 8pm • $2 Ritas all day LIVE 6 NIGHTS A WEEK Wed: Live Music & Drink Specials NO COVER! Thurs: Benny Brasket Band
Fri. 8/1 - The Convertibles Sat. 8/2 - The Taildraggers Wed. 8/6 - The Groove Kings Fri. 8/8 - Undesided Sat. 8/9 - JJ Dynomite Wed. 8/13 - Slide Effect Fri. 8/15 - Tommy Dardar Sat. 8/16 - Kings Highway Wed. 8/20 - The Groove Kings Fri. 8/22 - James Reese Band Sat. 8/23 - The House Rockers Wed. 8/27 - James Reese Trio Fri. 8/29 - Mark May Sat. 8/30 - Scott McGill & Old Dog Mac Sun. 8/31 - LABOR DAY JAM
Best Prices on the Lake L IVE M USIC Happy Hour Mon-Fri 1-7pm 8/1 ......Fuzz Box Junkies 8/2 ..................Blow Torch $2 domestics $3 wells 8/8 ....John A. Miller Band 8/9....................Triple Play Friday & Saturday Live Music, No Cover 9pm-1am 8/15 ................Blues Kats Sat Shuffleboard 8/16................Spare Parts Tournament - 3pm Sun World Famous 8/22 ............Odd Man Out Bloody Marys, Mimosas 8/23 ..........Fuzzy Side Up & Screwdrivers – only $2! 716 CLEAR LAKE RD. 8/29 ....................Big Stick CLEAR LAKE SHORES 8/30....................Airwaves
Tues-Fri 11-7 $2.50 Wells $1.75 Dom. Longnecks $1.25 Dom. Draft
Tues. $2 Rita Sun. $2 Well Vodka Drinks (12 to 7pm) (closed Monday)
315 Grand Ave. Bacliff • 281-559-3773
NEW AND IMPROVED MANAGEMENT Live Bands Friday and Saturday Nights at the Outside Patio Bar from 7 to 11pm Sunday Afternoons on the Patio from 3 to 7pm
Aug 1st ..............Slide Effect Aug 2nd ................Rick Lee Aug 3rd..............Tall & Short Aug 8th ................Outlaw X Aug 9th ................Jerkwater Aug 10th ............Tall & Short Aug 15th..............Undesided Aug 16th ..........Dave Nevling Aug 17th ........AJ & The Pack
Aug 22nd ............Lawst Dogz Aug 23rd..............Undesided Aug 24th ..........Mike Stevens Aug 29th........98 In the Shade Aug 30th ........Abrahams Tree Aug 31st ..............Zack Tate Sept 5th ................Outlaw X Sept 6th ............Full Throttle Sept 7th ..........Billy Bourbon
HAPPY HOUR Frozen Ritas $2.50 ALL DAY EVERYDAY
Tues. - Fri. 4pm7pm Sat. - Sun. 8am-12noon
$1 Draft & $2 Bottle
2233 E. Bayshore Dr. San Leon, 77539 281-339-1392
Bloody Mary & Mimosa $1.50
Great Food! Biker Friendly Beautiful Outside Patio
Wed. Night Sailboat Races / Live Music Following Thurs. Girls Night Out / Dancing with DJ Dean | Upcoming Live Music |
Aug 1 ....9pm ..........Pirate Radio Aug 2 ....9pm ..............Funksion Aug 6 ....8pm ......Trey Clark Band Aug 8 ....9pm ..............Superfix Aug 9 ....9pm ....Hamilton Loomis Aug 13 ..8pm ........Eleventh Hour Aug 15 ..9pm Fal Skye w/ Paris Green Aug 16 ..9pm ..........Full Release
Aug 20 ..8pm ........Kosmic Latte Aug 22 ..9pm ............The Slags Aug 23 ..9pm Jets Under Fire & Alpha Rev Aug 27 ....8pm ..Steven Chadwick Band Aug 29 ..9pm ..............The Reds Aug 30 ..9pm..............Cold Shot Sep 5 ..9pm ..............Madigan Sep 6 ..9pm..............Cold Shot
Sept. 13: ED HARDY FASHION SHOW (1st time in Houston)
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Seabrook Classic Cafe
NEW HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS 2-8PM
MARTINI MONDAYS: ............All Vodka drinks $3 • Crown Royal & all other $4 TUESDAY ASTROS WATCH PARTY: ............$2 drafts • $3 U-call-its til Astros lose. WHINEY WEDNESDAY: ..................All bottles of wine & by the glass 1/2 price THURSDAY FIESTA CLASSICO: ............Free chips, queso, quesadillas & salsa $2 Mexican Beer, $3 Ritas, $4 Top Shelf, $5 Patron FINALLY FRIDAY: ..............Free eggrolls & appetizer d’jour. $1 off everything in the bar, $3.50 Shots, $2 Sake Bombs
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the scene’s martini madness THE BLUE MONDAY: This colorful martini is the perfect tropical drink! Mix gin and blue curacao for a melony taste that’s light and fruity, and garnish with orange and lemon to bring out the citrusy flavors of summer! ----------------------------------THE TIRAMASU: This martini mixes vanilla vodka, Creme de Cocoa, and coffee flavored liquor and tastes just like the dessert – but is a little more fun! This dessert-in-a-glass is so sweet, there’s no need for a garnish! -------------------------------------THE CANDY RED APPLE: If you like apple martinis, then try this one on for size! Mix butterschnapps, vodka, sour apple and cranberry juice, and don’t forget to garnish with a couple of cherries to get the sweet taste you’re craving! -------------These martinis were prepared by Paula Sampson at
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1055 Bay Area Blvd.
All Stars Has It All!
Gary Kyle Band live Thursday, August 14 and Saturday, August 16
San Jacinto Harley Davidson Rally Friday, August 8
(Seek & Destroy)
Saturday, August 9
Labor Day Bash!! Sunday, Sept. 31
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ALL STARS HAS IT ALL! All Stars Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1055 Bay Area Blvd., has been undergoing some major renovations and changes since its recent purchase by brothers Curtis and Chris McWilliams. With a history of success in the the bar biz this “dynamic duo” have converted All Stars to a happening hot spot in only a few short months. Since opening “Fast Times” in 1984, their goal with each nightclub has been to have “THE place to be.” Between the two, they have operated renowned clubs throughout Houston such as “Shark Dance,” “NETWERK,” “Hurricane Hut,” “Surf Shack,” and more recently, the newest “Bikini Beach” location in Galveston. “We purchased All Stars because it’s time to give Clear Lake what it needs,” Chris said. “Not just another sports bar, but a place to call your own.” Located on Bay Area Blvd. between El Camino Real and Saturn Curtis said, “You can’t beat the venue. We are the only place around that offers absolutely everything. Inside, we have over 12,000 square feet. We also have a huge outdoor covered patio and bar, two inside bars, indoor and outdoor stages for live music, games, and TVs showing everything from music videos to all the best sporting events.” In addition, All Stars management is especially proud of its menu, offering great appetizers and dinner items. Some locals may remember the All
Stars building as originally being the largest bank in Clear Lake. It is quite unique as it is the only building in the area with a basement – 8,000 square feet to be exact, and it still houses a large walk-in vault. “People often ask us if we are going to utilize the basement,” Curtis said, “and our answer is always yes. But our focus right now is on continuing to take this place to the next level.“ When asked what they attribute their consistent success in the club business to, Chris replied, “That’s easy. We make it a point to listen. We talk to our customers and find out what it is they want, and then work to achieve it.” Each Friday, All Stars serves what they refer to as an “elaborate buffet” for the Happy Hour crowd until 7 p.m. and offers generous drink specials to an average crowd of about 200 revelers or more. Patrons are invited to stop by the guest table and register to win a Friday Happy Hour Party. Each week’s party host bringing the most guests to their party wins $50 cash. The winning hosts for each week then all compete later in the big “Host with the Most” contest to win a Caribbean trip. All Stars’ first grand prize winner was Libby Moreno of NASA (pictured). To book a Happy Hour Party, call All Stars at 281-461-1400. Other weekly special events include the newly established Wednesday Night Pillow Fights and Free Steak Night Thursdays. All UFC, MMA and Affliction events are shown on every screen. Reserved seating in front of the big screen is will be available every Saturday for college football alumni groups. To check out all
the events going on at All Stars visit, www.allstarstexas.com Something these brothers feel sets them apart from most other restaurants is their community involvement hosting and supporting local the benefits and fundraisers. In the last three months, they have aimed to make All Stars the “world series” of benefits, most recently hosting a large benefit for Equusearch. Thus far, more than $22,000 has been raised to help with medical expenses for various local cancer patients, and more benefits are on the horizon. “I am proud that All Stars has been able to contribute to the community like this,” said Marketing and Special Events Coordinator Melissa McWilliams. “We are working now on establishing a charitable foundation hosted by All Stars that will be a non-profit corporation, allowing us to raise more money for important causes such as these.” - Continued on Page 36
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Thornton wasn’t the only Billy rocking that night at Scout as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top took to the stage to jam with The Boxmasters.
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters hit Clear Lake with Scout Bar performance At a recent Tuesday night performance at Scout Bar I counted more cowboy hats in the crowd than mohawks for the first time in memory. But that’s not to say young and attractive hipsters didn’t show up either. Maybe it was the fact that they have Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton as a frontman, or maybe it was their electrifying, retro-modern style of “rock-a-billy” music that brought in the diverse crowds, but one thing is for sure – the packed house liked what The Boxmasters were giving them. The unique crowds that can be seen during The Boxmasters’ summer tour are likely drawn in Publisher’s Note: Jim Shortt was unable to write Shortt Notes this due to the diversity in month and his friends here at the SCENE are keeping him and his their music. The songs family in our thoughts and prayers. When asked if there was anydeal with dark themes thing anyone could do, Jim’s wife Marsha suggested we give blood. such as poverty, run-ins Jim has received several units of blood from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank in recent days and Marsha mentioned “it would be a nice with the law, death, rething to do.” I could not agree more. Please consider donating blood grets and broken hearts, but are put to unexpectand keep Jim in your thoughts and prayers. edly upbeat tempos – you No one person can step in for Jim and his coverage of local music. can’t help but tap your So we won’t even try. This month’s live music coverage was truly a foot and bob your head! team effort with special thanks to Jessica Taylor and Andy Eng. Jim called me from his hospital bed and had just listened to the new release from Clear Lake product Carolyn Wonderland, who he calls “Wonderchick.” Jim was excited and was looking forward to writing that review. We have the space reserved Jim, my friend, and look forward to the review and, more importantly, to your return. - John Ennis
The Boxmasters have a sound that simply can’t be “boxed” into any one genre – no matter how hard you try. Their music combines the influences
of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones with the likes of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard – which is probably why the second disc of their album and some of their stage show features classic songs covered with flair only The Boxmasters can provide. Even though he has garnered the majority of his popularity from writing Sling Blade and the acting career that followed, Thornton’s first love was – and still is – music. After releasing four solo albums in the past seven years, he seems to have finally struck a chord with the Boxmasters, who released their self-titled two-CD album on June 10. Not only are The Boxmasters getting recognition from fans in venues across the country, but the video for their song “Poor House” has been featured on GAC-TV and CMT.com as well. But more importantly than the acclaim they are receiving from the industry, they seem to be having fun, too. One could argue that the best part about seeing a band live is being able to see how much the performers enjoy their craft – the Boxmasters are no exception. Not only did they seem to have a fantastic time rockin’ out on the Scout Bar stage, but Billy Bob and the boys got a burst of energy and excitement when they were joined by native Houstonian and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. - Continued on Page 36
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8/1..............Andy & Dreamsicles 8/2 ....................Cruise Control YOUR SUMMER HANGOUT FOR GOOD TIMES & GOOD FOOD 8/3 ........................Navigators 8/5 ........................Kemah Jam 8/6......................Dave Nevling 8/7......................Gulf Coasters 8/8 ..................Pee Wee Bowen 8/9 ....................Hanna’s Reef 6 DAYS A 8/10 ....................Ezra Charles WEEK! 8/12 ......................Kemah Jam 8/13 ..........Al Casey & the BB’s 8/14 ....................Dave Nevling EVERY TUES. 8/15 ........................Southwind KEMAH JAM 8/16......................What is Hip GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! 8/17 ........................O.G.R.E. 8/19 ......................Kemah Jam 8/20 ................Two Way Street 8/21 ................98 in the Shade 8/22 ................Pee Wee Bowen PM 8/23 ..................Cruise Control $1.25 Drafts, $2.25 Longnecks 8/24 ............................Sharks 8/26 ......................Kemah Jam Excluding holidays 8/27..............4 Barrel Ramblers 8/28....................Gulf Coasters BACKYARD SPECIAL: 8/29 ....................Ezra Charles 8/30 ......................Navigators 8/31................................TBA 9/1 ......................Ezra Charles $1.99 Shrimp Cocktail 9/2........................Kemah Jam 9/3 ..................Two Way Street NEW 9/4..................98 in the Shade PEN AYS TIL AM RESTROOMS 9/5 ..................Pee Wee Bowen
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Featured Bartender LANCE
KEMAH BOARDWALK Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon. to Thurs. 11 - 10 Friday 11am - 7pm What: $3.25 Ritas $1.50 Draft
Where: 3505 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) When: Mon. thru Fri. 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestics, $2 Wells plus daily specials (see ad), $2 Bloody Marys on Sunday
------------------Where: 901 NASA Rd. 1 When: Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm. Call for details.
Where: 4449 NASA Road 1 When: Mon.- Fri. 11 am - 7pm What: $1.99 House Margaritas Also all day Saturday
Where: 18301A Egret Bay Blvd. (Above Scout Bar) When: Daily 3pm to 8pm What: Daily Drink Specials
Where: 608 6th Street Kemah When: Mon.-Fri. 3 to 7pm Sat. & Sun Noon to 4pm What: $2 Dom Beer; $2 Wells; $3 Imports; $3 Jager $1 Bloody Marys on Sunday
How Long have you worked there: 8 months. Signature drink: Lance’s Luau Best Tip: Courtside seats to a Rockets v. Lakers game! In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? John Mayer What I love about bartending: I have the freedom to create something new! Favorite thing about the Bay Area? The people I’ve met! Hobbies: Martial Arts, drinking and basketball! Other than your own, what other profession would you like to attempt? Psychologist What profession would you NOT like to attempt? Shrimp boat captain
Where: 3138 NASA Road 1 When: Normal Happy Hour Mon.to Fri. 4 - 7pm Lunch $1 Ritas 11 am to 2pm
Where: 716 Clear Lake Road in Clear Lake Shores When: Monday - Friday 1 to 7pm What: $2 domestics, $3 wells
Who inspires you? Everyone I meet. - Jessica Taylor
Where: 4001 Hwy. 146 When: Daily 11am-7pm What: $2 House Margaritas, Flavor of the Day: $3 All Day
Where: 20760 Gulf Frwy (Webster) (in Garden Ridge parking lot) What: Martini Day Monday “Keep the Shaker” $2 Tuesdays: All Domestics & Imports Plus $3 Wells & $3 Margaritas Hurricane Humpday (Wednesdays)
Where: 2513 NASA Rd. 1 When: Monday thru Friday, starts 2 hours before sunset What: $2 domestic, $2 draft, $3 wells, $3.50 Bull Blaster, $2 ritas
Where: 463 Bay Area Blvd. When: Monday thru Friday 2pm to 6pm What: $2.99 Regular Paparitas, $3.99 Large Paparitas, $2 Wells, $3 Calls, $1 Draft Beer
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Where: 101 E. Main Street, La Porte When: Mon. - Fri. 3 to 6pm What: Various Specials
Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: Mon-Fri 3-9pm What: $1.75 Selected Draft Pints, $2.25 Call Drinks, $6.00 Selected Pitchers, $2.00 House Wines, $1.75 Wells
Where: 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. When/What: Scout has fresh, changing promotions. Visit ScoutBar.com for details. One favorite is Wednesday College Night Original Music Showcase $1 Domestic Draft, $2 Import Draft, and $2 Kazis All Night!
Where: 1804 FM 646 281-614-5100 When: Mon.- Fri. 12 - 6pm What: Domestic & Imports $3 $1.25 Ritas • 48 Types of Tequila
------------------Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: $1 draft/$2 longnecks
JAPANESE SAKE BAR
Where: 10 Grand Ave. • Bacliff. What: Wed-Fri • 4-close $1 OFF all beverages Sat & Sun • Noon - 5pm $2 Bloody Marys
------------------Where: Harbour Fireside Bar
2500 South Shore Blvd. When: Mon. thru Fri. 4 - 7pm What: $4 Well Drinks, $4 Wine by the Glass
Where: 2900 NASA Pkwy. When: Mon. - Fri. 11am-6pm What: $2.50 Margaritas Draft Specials Sunday Brunch 12-3: $2.50 Bloody Mary’s
Where: 605 6th St. C, Kemah When: Mon-Thurs 3-7pm Fri-Sun Noon-7pm What: $5 Bull Blasters $2 Domestic Pints $2 Wells
Where: 1804 W. FM 646 When: Sun-Thurs, ask about times What: All Domestic Beers and some Japanese Beers Drafts 12oz $1.95, 16oz $2.50 Sake Bombs $3.50 Large Sake $3.95 Small Sake $1.95
Gabacho’s South Shore Where: 2500 Marina Bay Dr. When: Monday - Saturday All Day What: $2 Domestic Beers $2.50 Import Beers $1.99 House Margaritas
Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Tues-Fri 11am-7pm, What: $1.25 Domestic Draft; $1.75 Domestic Beer $2.50 Wells Drinks
Where: 1055 Bay Area Blvd. When: Everyday, until 7pm What: $2 Domestics $2.25 Wells $3.25 Calls $5 Domestic pitchers all day, every day!
Cock-Eyed SEAGULL Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Domestic Drafts, $4.50 Domestic Pitchers, $1.75 Domestic Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks
Where: 2110 Bay Area Blvd. When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: $1.25 Margaritas ($.99 Margaritas All Day Sat.) ($.99 Draft Beer Every Day)
Where: 1020 NASA Road 1 When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: $2 Margaritas, $3.50 Haciendaritas, $1.50 Tap Beer, $2 Domestic/Imports
Where: 601 5th Street When: Everyday What: $1 draft beer! Different Daily Specials Everyday, Check them out!
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ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP TUESDAY: LADIES NIGHT W/DJ 8-11PM
WEDNESDAYS: BILLY BOURBON BROADCASTING LIVE @ WWW.MY-
3505 HWY. 146 • BACLIFF, TX (HWY 146 & REPPERT ST, 2 MILES SOUTH OF KEMAH)
281-559-2040 • www.mothers-speakeasy.com
MONDAY - FRIDAY
$2 DOMESTICS, $2 WELLS
THURS: KARAOKE W/ CLIFF’S BRIGADE SAT: FREE-BIKINI BIKE WASH
DRINK SPECIALS NIGHTLY 6PM - CLOSE
LIVE MUSIC: SUN 3PM - 7PM MON. $3.50 Jager Bombs FRI & SAT 9PM - 1AM $10 Dom. Buckets of Beer 8/8 ..................Abraham’s Tree TUES. $2 Jose Tequila Shots $2 Kamikazes 8/9....................The Hammer’s WED. $3.50 Tuaca Bombs 8/10 ........................Airwave’s THURS. $2.50 Margaritas 8/15....................Full Throttle $2.50 Jack Daniels 8/16 ......................The Posse SUN. $2 Bloody Marys (all day) 8/17 ..................James’s Reese 8/22 ................ Satisfied Drive OPEN 7 DAYS MON-SAT: 8/23 ..............98 in the Shade 11AM - 2 AM 8/24 ............Mean Gene Kelton SUNDAY: 8/29 ........................Rick Lee 8/30 ......................O.G.R.E. NOON -MIDNIGHT 8/31 ....Guppies from Outerspace Kitchen Now Open! 9/5 ........................Lost Dogz Mother’s presents the Miss Mothers Contest 9/6 ..............The Convertable’s Sat., Sept. 6th @ 1pm (Sponsor Party Wed., Sept 3) 9/7 ..................Abraham’s Tree Contestants / Sponsors Sign Up Now! Laura or Miska 281.559.2040 THE SCENE
3 BARS! ONE ROCKIN’ LOCATION! SUMMER’S HERE & OUR DANCE FLOOR IS HOT FRIDAY & SATURDAY!
HAPPY HOUR: MON–FRI 3-7PM SAT–SUN NOON-4PM
$1 Draft Beer at the Inside Bar
Two-Wheel Sundays $1 Bloody Mary Special
Palapa’s 1st Annual Sport Bike Rally Coming soon… Stay tuned for more info.
608 6th Street • Kemah • 281-334-3746 THE SCENE
“Best Raw & Smoked Oysters Anywhere!”
LIVE MUSIC LINEUP Thursdays: Karoke with Instant Karma 8pm to 1am
1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) in Kemah • 281-456-4641 Hours: 11am - 2am 7 days a week
LUNCH SPECIALS: $5.99 Monday: Chicken Fried Chicken Tuesday: Jumbo Shrimp Wednesday: Chicken Fried Steak Thursday: ½ pound Angus Beef Burger Friday: Catfish Basket
8/01…………...…..Soulful Tear 8/02……….....Southern Justice 8/08……….Creole Zydeco Band 8/09………………...Backsliders 8/15…………………CC Ryders 8/16…………...Bodacious Tatas 8/22………………..Silver Wing 8/23……...Texas City Revelators 8/29………………...Cross Road 8/30…….……….Fuzzy Side Up
25 Plasma TVs to watch your favorite game. Sat: $3 L.I.T.
(Long Island Tea) Monday: 10oz Ribeye plus Shrimp and Baked Potato ........$10.95 $12 Beer Buckets Tuesday: Chicken Brochette ..................................................$9.95 7 Days A Week Wednesday: Ribs ....................................................................$7.95 (Domestic Beer) Thursday: Shrimp Brochette ................................................$8.95 25¢ Hot Wings Every Friday: Lemon Caper Talapia & Fettuccini ..........................$7.95 Tuesday!
“Fresh” is our motto. No Canned Food Allowed!
Live Music w/
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THE SEVEN DAYS OF DOC’S
I. SUNDAY:...................................................................... II. MONDAZE: ....GUITAR HERO & ROCK BAND JAM: Ribeye Dinner
75 cent $3
IV. WEDNESDAY:.............................................................. DRINKS! V. THURSDAY:........................................PIRATE RADIO & BIG ASS BEER / $2 WELLS VI. FRIDAY: ................................................CROWN IS KING CROWN DRINKS DOM. BOTTLES & WELL DRINKS VII. SATURDAY:
Doc’s Upper Deck is your
NFL Football Headquarters
SPORTS on Big Screens!
STRIPPERS LIE @ DOC’S LIVE ON TUESDAY NIGHTS
DOC’s has all the FIGHTS! UFC 87 ..SEEK AND DESTROY ....8/09/08 UFC 88 ....BREAKTHROUGH ......9/06/08 AFFLICTION: FEDOR vs ARLOSKI 10/11/08 UFC 89....BISPING VS. LEBEN....10/18/08
- PIZZA & PITCHER SPECIALS WITH RESERVATION -
MARINA GATE CENTER 18301A EGRET BAY BLVD. ( ABOVE SCOUT BAR ) 281-333-DOCS
Published on Aug 1, 2008
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