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HAPPY HOUR: Mon–Sat 3-7pm ORIGINAL LOCATION :

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1804 W. FM 646

(EL CAMINO REAL @ EL CAMINO VILLAGE)

(SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON)

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Front Cover: BAKKHUS TAVERNA • Back Cover: BAJA PARTY BAR

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OPA! Greek Cuisine Conquers Kemah! By Betsey Ennis Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, was the inspiration for Kemah's newest dining establishment. Bakkhus Taverna Greek Restaurant & Bar located at 605 Sixth Street, is the brainchild of Demetrios Kouloumoundras and is nothing short of a full family collaboration – quite literally from floor to ceiling. Demetrios' father Nikolaos, a native of the Greek island of Chios, is his business partner. "My family owns and operates two customremodeling companies (Nick's Carpentry and Painting and Space City Remodeling), so naturally, we built basically everything in the place from floor up," Demetrios explained. "It was a fudge shop previously, so it was a huge job, Demetrios and brother John Kouloumoundras but we were show off traditional Greek entertainment. up for the challenge. It's been a total family effort. Without the whole family involved, Bakkhus wouldn't have turned out the quaint cozy place that it is." Hailing from a small-town in Mississippi, Elisabeth (Demitrios’ mother) converted to Greek Orthodox when she married Nikolaos, and enjoyed mastering the art of Greek cooking using

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Elisabeth and Nikolaos Kouloumoundras, Chef Jose Figueroa and staff cooking up some tasty food in the kitchen at Bakkhus.

recipes passed down from her husband's family. "Growing up my friends would always crash dinner because they loved her food so much," Demetrios boasted. The restaurants' recipes were a team effort. Elisabeth and close family friend Maria Zagorianos put their heads together and shared family recipes. "With their know-how and Chef Jose Figueroa's extensive skills, we were able to take the Greek family-cooked meal to a commercial level," Demetrios said. "Figueroa cooks from the heart and has been passionate about learning how to cook the traditional Greek recipes that were passed down through my family to my mother." The goal at Bakkhus is to offer a menu diverse in traditional and modern greek cuisine. "We're not afraid of trying new things, and I think that's very important," Demetrios said. "Nothing is set in stone when it comes to cooking, and we're all about putting new twists on items that we have on our menu." One surprisingly huge hit, Demetrios said, is the Bakkhus Burger. "I came up with that one at about 3 a.m. after a long night of revelry. It's made with sauteed onions and mushrooms in red wine. Then we melt feta cheese on top and dust it with oregano. It's awesome!"

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Post Ike Pub Crawl

Early last month The SCENE partnered up with the Krewe du Lac to throw a little pub crawl in Kemah celebrating the fact that four favorite Kemah hangouts (Heads-N-Tails, Monkey Bar, Bakkhus Taverna and Palapa’s) were up and running following the storm.This crawl was supported by the City of Kemah, and in addition to having a great time, we were able to collect a car-load of toys and supplies for the Kemah Kid’s Halloween Party. Check out more photos at www.myspace.com/thescenemag.Thanks to all who came out.

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Classic Cafe

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2511 NASA RD 1 • SEABROOK • 281-326-1512

BREAKFAST BUFFET Saturdays 8am-12pm • Sundays 8am -1pm

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& Everyone’s efforts in overcoming Ike

(50% off a child’s meal w/ purchase of adult entree)

Classic Cafe Opened Oct. 1, 1985 AND AGAIN, OCT. 12, 2008

25% Off

HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM DAILY Margaritas $1.50 Dom. Beer $1.75 Imports $2.25

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Happy Hour Specials Monday-Friday, 2-7 • Jumbo Crabs $2 Tuesday w/ • Award-Winning Crawfish Domestics & Imports; $3 Wells / $3 Margaritas • Gumbo of the Day • Cajun Ceviche

Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm • Friday 11am-10pm Saturday 8am-10pm • Sunday 8am-9pm

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THE SCENE’S HOLIDAY CATERING GUIDE Does planning your upcoming holiday events have feeling a little more holiday “fear” instead of holiday “cheer?” Let The SCENE help. We have compiled a list of the Bay Area’s top restaurants that can cater to or play host to your holiday parties. Between hanging the lights, picking out the perfect tree, and spending time with love ones, you have enough to worry about, and so we did the work for you! Who has a banquet room? How many can it hold? Can they come to you? We did the research, now you can sit back and relax and enjoy the holiday season! -------------------------------------------------------------

Why your place? Our facility is lots of fun. It's colorful; we have great music. We can host a few people at a time (up to 30). Or we can make special arrangements to accommodate more (close store). Off site, we can accommodate many more guests than at our restaurant. Catering is available any time, any place. -------------------------------------------------------------

Club Classic & The Riva Room 2513 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook • 218-532-2691 On-site catering? Yes Facilities: Club Classic is beautifully decorated. There is a large outside deck that overlooks Clear Lake. No smoking inside. Perfect for mixers with heavy appetizers up to 250 people. For sit down and private affairs, we can accommodate100 to 125. Why your place? Club Classic has a full kitchen on premise which means the sky's the limit. We can prepare any menu imaginable. We will design your event around budget or fantasies. Event Coordinator 713-319-7156 -------------------------------------------------------------

The World Famous Outpost Tavern

Seabrook Classic Cafe

18113 Egret Bay, Houston, Texas 77058 • 281-333-1235 On-site catering? Yes, we cater on-site for up to 150 people! Facilities: We are famous for our keg parties and cook-offs that we run for companies big and small in the Bay Area because we can change our setting for any occasion. Why your place? We have the most famous and unique a facility in the Bay Area! The OP can accommodate any size party and can adapt to any theme. We work hands on with our customers to make sure their idea is carried out. -------------------------------------------------------------

La Dolce Vino 3202 Marina Bay Drive, #M, Kemah • 281-724-9703 On-site catering? Yes, up to 100-125 Facilities: Offering private dining area & indoor/outdoor lounge areas on Sundays & Mondays for private parties.

2511 A Nasa Parkway, Seabrook • 281.326.1512 Off-site catering? Yes Why choose your place? Classic Cafe has been serving citizens at their homes and businesses for 23 years. We specialize in large company holiday luncheons. -------------------------------------------------------------

Clifton Seaside Diner 10 Grand Ave., Bacliff • 281-339-(FISH) 3474 On-site catering? Yes. We can cater on site. We have a banquet area that can accommodate up to 50 people. Why your place? The out sidepatio can hold much more, weather permitting. (We would not have a rainy day back up). Chef Jordan has many years experience in the hotel and restaurant industry and has specialized in banquets. We are finishing the new menu and are moving forward with the banquet menu for the holidays. We have several dates still available to accommodate small groups to large parties on the patio (weather permitting). -------------------------------------------------------------

Why your place? "Unique atmosphere with a large variety of wine and beer including specialty cocktails, gourmet coffee and teas."

D'Vine Wine 609 Bradford St. Kemah • 281-334-8300

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Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 515 E. Nasa Parkway, Webster • 281 332-5362 On-site catering? Yes, we can cater on site. We use the patio and banquet rooms that approximately seat 60 persons for any occasion. Off-site catering? Yes, we cater off-site and can handle any capacity. Facilities: Our banquet facilities have a fajita buffet menu option but are flexible in accommodating other options. We also welcome entertainment and cakes outside of our establishment. Why us? Our business stands out because it is one of the most recognized brands that has been serving the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. Our dishes come in many varieties that are sure to satisfy any palate. -------------------------------------------------------------

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe 18033 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay • 281-333-3180 On-site catering? Yes

Off-site catering? Yes

Facilities: We can accommadate small groups inside or out on our patio

Facilities: We have two rooms available for rental. The first one seats up to 40 people in a casual setting, and it runs $250 per hour and then we have a larger room that seats 100 formally for $400 per hour. Call Mechell to make reservations. Why your place? We provide a fun and yet elegant atmosphere for any Occasion. We allow you to choose your own catering company or we can even refer you to one. You can make it a special night and have a bottle of wine custom labeled to mark the occasion. - Continued on Page 21

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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series CHEF JORDAN S. TUBIG CLIFTON’S SEASIDE DINER 10 Grand Ave. in Bacliff • 281-339-3474 What’s your Background/ Experience: I have 30 plus years of experience including time as a regional and divisional chef for corporate hotels and independent restaurants. Specialty: International foods from different cultures utilizing seafood, meats and poultry among other ingredients. Signature Dish: Oriental and Asian cuisine. The one thing about Oriental and Asian cuisine is your blend of spices combined. Sweet and sour, salty and spicey, etc., the type of vegetables and meats that blend together. The cooking style and preparation are very simple to master. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous?: The First Lady Laura Bush during a catering

junction. I have served other celebrities while working in San Diego, California. But most importantly is any person who comes in to the restaurant is considered very important to me. Please share one special cooking tip or technique for our readers: Always under season what ever you are preparing or cooking. You can always add later, but you can’t take out. If it looks good, eat it!

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

Chef Alan Sunderland

Chef Paul Lewis

Chef Jorge Galvan

Chef Sixto Lopez

Chef Vincent Lopez

Chef Abbey Lewellyn

Heads-N-Tails

Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille

The Flying Dutchman

Sundance Grill

Masa Sushi Sake Bar

Valentino’s Seafood

Chef Oscar Salazar

Chef Roland Kyburz

Chef Alfredo Benitez

Chef Michael Zhou

ChefDevinCorbett

Chef Robert Hicks

Babin’s Seafood House

South Shore Harbour Resort

Papadeaux’s Seafood Kitchen

Masa Sushi Fusion

Valentino’s Seafood

Space Center Houston

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South Shore Dockside Food & Wine Festival

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Weekly Specials MONDAY: Chicken Fajita for 2: $14.99 TUESDAY: Combo Fajitas for 2: $17.99 SATURDAY: Salmon Veracruz: $12.99

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THE SCENE’S HOLIDAY CATERING GUIDE • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Masa Sushi Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Facilities: The Mamacita’s fiesta room is great for any occasion. Our ballroom seats up to 450 and is great for corporate, reunions, weddings and quinceaneras.

977 NASA Parkway, Clear Lake • 281-486-9888 On-site catering? Yes, anywhere from 30 (patio seating) to 120 people (whole restaurant seating area)

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Las Haciendas

Off-site catering? Yes, we have catered for big parties of over 100 people. Facilities: Outdoor patio seating with special lighting and heater for winter; indoor banquet seating with comfortable booths and long tables set up. Why your place?We are well known for our warm atmosphere, trendy and spacious decor, delicious food, outstanding service, plus $100 gift certificate prize drawing on New Years' Eve.

1020 NASA Rd. 1, Webster • 281-557-3500 12933 Gulf Frwy (at Fuqua) • 281-484-6888 On-site catering? Yes, up to 120 people. Off-site catering? Yes, any size over 25 people. Facilities: Las Haciendas offers a private room from the restaurant as a bonus. Easy dress up and set up as you please. We have a room for your own private DJ as well. If you like great Mexican food and great friendly service, choose Las Haciendas for all your catering needs. We are centrally located on Hwy. 45 and Nasa Rd. 1 in Webster.

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T-bone Tom's 707 Hwy. 146, Kemah • 281-334-2133 On-site catering? No (As of press time, still closed from Ike)

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3 Oaks – Fine Wines & Exquisite Foods

Off-site catering? Yes, from 500-800 people (Once we open.)

601 E. Main St., League City • 281-557-VINO (8466)

Why your place: T-bone Tom's stands out above the rest because of our home-style cooking, USDA choice meats that have never been frozen, and everybody loves our food. We over 30 years experience.

On-site catering? Yes. Private parties / catered events are available for groups up to 40. Off-site catering? Yes. Off-site catering can be arranged for any size group.

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Masa Sushi Sake Bar 1804 W FM 646, Suite R (HEB shopping center) • 281-337-1288 On-site catering? Yes, anywhere from 20-25 people (upstairs) to 110 people (whole restaurant seating area) Off-site catering? Yes, we catered for big parties of over 100 people before. Facilities: Second-floor lounge with sofas and tables, first floor main dining divided into two areas for either big parties or smaller parties who prefer more privacy. Why your place? We can accommodate exclusive parties with upstairs lounge, well known for our extensive menu, and excellent service plus $100 gift certificate drawing for New Year’s Eve. -------------------------------------------------------------

Don Julio’s 2900 E. NASA Pkwy., Seabrook • 281-326-2600 1804 FM-646, Dickinson • 281-614-5100 On-site catering? Yes, private banquet room seats 70.

Facilities: We welcome parties of up to 40 guests to enjoy the laid-back, rustic romanticism of 3 Oaks. Lounge, Bar and Table-seating is available. Building is handicap-accessible. Why your place? Situated under the old Butler Oaks of the Historic District, the inviting & warm atmosphere of 3 Oaks makes it the perfect location for entertaining clients, birthday parties or any special occasion event. -------------------------------------------------------------

Vito's Deck House 20237 Gulf Frwy., Houston • 281-338-4888 On-site catering? Yes

Vito's offers a private VIP area, large patio, and private screening room for your on-site catering. Check us out for an exceptional atmosphere, sports and event viewing, along with ice cold beverages served by a friendly staff. -------------------------------------------------------------

La Brisa on the Creek 501 Wesley Dr., League City • 281-559-1995 On-site catering? Yes, we host private parties of 4-8 people and have a banquet room that can handle 125 people. Off-site catering? Yes, we cater off-site parties of 50 or more. Opening January 2009, we are currently taking reservations for your upcoming events. La Brisa is League City's finest Mexican restaurant offering great food and great service with the desire to impress you and your guest.

Off-site catering? Yes, maximum number 500 at one time slot.

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La Brisa Mexican Bar & Grill

Facilities: Don Julio's has a private dining room, two 50" HD TVs, seats up to 70 people, and you can order off menu or have a buffet setup. We are new to Seabrook, so come enjoy great food, drinks, atmosphere and attentive service. It's the best Mexican food in the Bay Area. -------------------------------------------------------------

Mamacita’s Fine Mexican Food 7325 Spencer Hwy • 281-476-9545 Plus the Mamacita’s Ballroom • 281-476-0702 On-site catering? Yes, we have a party room and a banquet hall.

4001 Hwy 146, Bacliff • 281-559-2415 On-site catering? Yes, we have a separate room that holds up to 50 people and can be set up buffet style. Can you cater off-site? Yes, any party of 50 or more. Facilities: We have a separate dining area area that can accommodate up to 40 people. Book your holiday parties now. La Brisa is Bacliff's best Mexican restaurant offering great food, great service and the desire to make your event one to remember.

Off-site catering? Yes, we can start at 40 and up.

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Please help us make this a GREAT Thanksgiving! Star Toyota Owner Carolyn Hibbard & Marvis Carmicheal (Star Toyota) with Lindsey Davis of Bay Area Turning Point

November 21-22, 2008 KROGER STORE LOCATIONS:

2112 Gulf Freeway League City, TX 77573 281-338-9700

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The bar at Bakkhus consists of more than 5,000 wine corks set under an epoxy resin. “I saved Another Bakkhus original is the Gyro them for around 5 years when I Burrito (which is your traditional Gyro worked at the Flying Dutchman slices sauteed with onion, tomato, and and everyone always asked, ‘Why jalapeños then smothered with their fire feta dip). Demetrios insisted, "It's a show- are you saving those?’ and I always told them I was going to use them stopper for sure!" The new Bakkhus expanded menu will feature more seafood in my bar one day,” explained Demetrios. “The funny thing is that dishes such as calamari, grilled octopus, Snapper Santorini and Shrimp Kardamyla. I fell three feet short and sent out an S.O.S. to surrounding bars and Demetrios explained that most of the was saved by Jacque Roberts (barBakkhus menu items are made in-house tender at La Dolce Vino) who also (homemade) and that they use only the saves corks.” best spices and freshest produce. Continued From Page 10

"People want homemade, not store bought frozen garbage. Our Pastitsio, Moussaka, Souvlaki, Meatballs, Tzatziki, Hummus, Baklava, Galaktaboureko and more are handmade from scratch right here in our kitchen. The food here is what I was raised on and we want to give our guests the experience that they are eating the same Greek cuisine we eat at my family's home. Demetrios got his first taste of the restaurant industry when he started bussing tables at the Flying Dutchman when he was 16 years old – and has stayed in the business ever since. " I love it!" he said. "It's really hard work, but really exciting and fast-paced. I knew right away I would probably never be a 9-to-5 guy." Demetrios said he loves being a host and meeting new people. "I like that people can come here after they maybe had a bad day or it's been a long week at work, and they come to relax and have some home-cooking and a good stiff drink or glass of wine that puts a smile on their face. "

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The pictures on the walls are of both sides of the Kouloumoundras family (Nikolaos and Elisabeth). Demetrios said, "Many of them have passed away, but on some days, I walk in and feel like they are there. It gives our place an extra bit of warmth." Stop in and make sure you tell them The SCENE sent you! Pictured: Participants of a recent Post Hurricane Ike Kemah Pub Crawl enjoy Greek Beers at Bakkhus.

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Bag Bonanza. The bonanza is November 15 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm where you can buy a Library Bag for $10.00 and fill it up for free. The filler-up book bag day is at the Seabrook Community House, 1210 Anders Avenue in Seabrook. For more information on this literature lover’s jackpot call 281-4749242.

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By Peggy “Domino” Taylor With the festive season of fall here, the Bay Area events are on the rise again. A variety of fun and educational events are around the corner for all ages and interests. If photography is your interest, the new exhibit, “Along the River Grande, A New Becoming” is a display of unique and colorful photos of life along the border. The artists that capture these slices of life are Leslie Plaza Johnson and Van Edwards. The celebratory but simple ways and hard times are reflected in the subjects and stills in these realism art photos. The event starts November 3rd and runs until January 5th, 2009 at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. The Art Gallery hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to noon in the Atrium 1, First Level, Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

Hope Village Christmas Shop Van Edwards photo. From the exhibit Along the River Grande: A New World Becoming

For more information on this exhibit or for persons needing accommodations for a disability should contact Karen Fiscus, Assistant Gallery Director, at 281-2833311. This art exhibit is funded through University of Houston – Clear Lake and the Seabrook Association. Book Bag Bonanza In need of a good read and want to contribute to a library at the same time? A one-time special is presented by the Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library. The library was damaged during the hurri-

Leslie Plaza Johnson photo. From the exhibit Along the River Grande: A New World Becoming

The Hope Village is ready to help you with your Christmas ideas, arts and gifts. The spectacular fundraiser offers designer Christmas decorations and the newest colors and ornaments for this year. Opening in November, the Hope Village Christmas Shop is Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and every Saturday in November is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Hope Tea Room will be open November 22nd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. It is the mission of the Hope Village to provide superior yet affordable care for children and adults with the intellectual and development disabilities. Proceeds from the Christmas sale and Tea Room help Hope Village fulfill their mission and they serve the local community. Hope Village is located at 15403 Hope Village Road, Friendswood. For more information visit www.hope-village.com.

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November 3 – January 5: “Along the River Grande; A New World Becoming” University of Houston/Clear Lake, The Art Gallery, Atrium 1, First Level, Bayou Building, Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00am – Noon. Call 281-283-3311 for more details or assistance for accommodations for a disability.

NEW DATES: November 9 – The 2nd Annual Small Works Auction

Friendswood Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:10am. (Pre-K) 10:45am 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, 281482-7135

November 11 & November 8 – Imagination Station – Free art program for children, 10am 11am, TAACCL call for reservations, 281335-7777,

Library Story Times: Wednesdays Friendswood Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:10am (Pre-K) 10:45am 416 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, 281-4827135

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November 15 -“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 281-538-1697 Hitus@sbcglobal.net November 15 – Book Bag Bonanza –

Galena Park Branch – 11:00am 1500 Keene, Galena Park, 713-450-0982

Library Story Times: Thursdays Helen Hall Public Library – (Pre-K) 1:00pm 100 W. Walker, League City, 281-3384860

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Library Story Times: Tuesday Note: Several library schedules are currently changing, please call your local library for up to date scheduling. 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

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November 19-21 – Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival – NEW DATES. For more information call 281-333-5804, www.gulfcoastfilmfestival.com. Model, actress, and author Erin Gray will be receiving the Cascade Life Time Achievement Award at the 2008 Gulf Coast Film Festival. THE SCENE

La Porte Branch – (Pre-K) 10:15am 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 827-471-7135

Helen Hall Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:00am 100 W. Walker, League City, 281-338-4860

December 4- January 8 Open Door Series – Winter ’08 Juried Exhibition. November 22 – Call for entries for exhibit. November 23 & 24 – Jury Notifications Calls; delivery artwork

All classes have resumed their regular schedule at TAACCL. The Celebrity Chef Series has been postponed until further notice. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay 281-335-7777

16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906

Buy at bag for $10 and fill it up for free. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Seabrook Community House, 1210 Anders, Seabrook. For more information call 281-474-9242. Presented by the Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library.

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Library Story Times: Fridays Friendswood Public Library – (Toddlers) 10:10am (Pre-K) 10:45am 416 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, 281-482-7135

PHOTOGRAPHY

November 11 & 25- Bay Area Photo Club Members Meeting – 7:30 pm –Now meeting at TAACCL, 281-335-777, www.taaccl.org.

MUSIC

November 15 - Bay Area Bluegrass Association, Monthly Stage Show 6:30 p.m.Arolfo Center, 300 Walker, League City, 281-6369419, www.bayareabluegrass.org.

November 6 - Concert with Little Terry featuring Milton Hopkins November 13 - Open Mic Jazz November 20 - Blues & Rock at TAACCL Clear Lake Infiniti Music Series TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org - Cont. on Next Page

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Bay Area Harbour Playhouse is not in production at this time, please continue to check their website for upcoming schedules, www.harbourplayhouse, 281-337-7469

By Peggy “Domino” Taylor Lights! Camera! Action! - The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival originally scheduled for September 19, 20, 21, 2008 is rescheduled for November 14, 15, 16, 2008 due to Hurricane Ike. This event is in its 9th year and has gained international recognition in the Independent Film community. Every year, the festival has celebrities in the film and video industries that are guest speakers and presenters. This year’s scheduled celebrity guest to appear is a film, television and stage actor, Erin Gray, who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Erin Gray is best known for her memorable roles in hit television series, Kate Summers, Silver Spoons Colonel Wilma Deering and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Clear Creek County Theatre is not in production at this time, please continue to check their website for upcoming schedules, www.clearcreekcountrytheatre.org, 281-333-5228.

TV personalities, including KHOU Channel 11, Nellie Gonzales, Fox - 26 Emmy Winner Robin Craig, will be on hand as presenters. Many actors and directors will also be present to add to the festivities. This 3 day – 2 night event kicks off Friday evening, November 14 with the Welcome Reception & Buffet, a meet and greet buffet mixer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Villa Capri Restaurant on Clear Lake, 3713 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. Film screenings will start Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at San Jacinto College–Central Campus in Pasadena. The 9th Annual Cascade Awards Banquet is Saturday, November 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the awards starting at 7:30 p.m. at Bailey’s Event Room, 2320 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. Sunday, November 16 concludes the festival with final film screenings from 10 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. All film screenings will be held at San Jacinto College–Central Campus in their state–of– the–art Powell Arena Theater in the Slocomb Fine Arts Building at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. There will be opportunities for the film festival attendees to meet and mingle with actors, producers and directors from the film and television industry. The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival is the creation of Founding Director, Hal Wixon. An actor himself, Mr. Wixon’s mission was to encourage the work of independent filmmaker and promote the art. This became the non-profit festival’s mission and a place to put budding filmmakers in the spotlight.

Farpoint Theater of Seabrook’s new Bay Area Comedy Troupe at Aurora’s postponed the opening of the current show. Aurora’s in Old Seabrook was heavily damaged during the hurricane and their future productions are unknown at this time. The Theatre of Seabrook also lost all inventory. The Theatre will perform in the future and the curtain will rise again. Keep reading the Scene for updates on the theatre as they rebuild and seek a place to play again. For donations or information on this 501-c 3 non-profit theatre call 832-693-8569. Newly rescheduled events: November 10 – Hope Village Christmas Shop Open in November. Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and every Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. November 22 – Hope Village Tea – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Proceeds for Hope Village, 15403 Hope Village Rd. Friendswood. For more information, www.hope-village.com.

November 15 – Happy Hikers – 9:00 am – noon starting time- finish by 3:00 pm. Miramar Pavilion, 1900 N. Meyer, Seabrook. – Stroll through the parks and trails with the Houston Happy Hikers Club along the Birding Trail. For more information on this Seabrook Eco-Tourism, call Dori Nelson at 281-474-4825.

“This festival was created to showcase the discovery of new and emerging artists,” states 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 expand the awareness of independent film.” Wixon added, “We are so very fortunate to continue with our original plans and keep the previously scheduled venues for each event.” Filmmakers from all over the world submit their films. The festival also showcases the Bay Area-Houston as a location for future films. The festival is supported by numerous sponsors and the City of Seabrook, the City of Nassau Bay and the Houston Film Commission.

Bay Area Museum – Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia – Open Tues.Sun. Clear Lake Park 5000 NASA Rd.1, Seabrook 281-326-5960.

Tickets are available for Saturday and Sunday screening day passes and individual screenings. Discounted passes will be available to military and students with an ID. Tickets are still available for the Welcome Reception and Buffet. Award Banquet tickets will not be available at the door. For ticket prices, reservations, film screening schedules, available sponsorships and any additional information on this festive event, log on to the website; www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com. For tickets or information call (281)333-5804 or e-mail at whiteriverrock@webtv.net. That’s a Wrap!

See you on the art SCENE! To appear on The SCENE’s Bay Area Cultural Arts Calendar or to update new schedules of art events and meetings e-mail Domino Taylor at dominotaylor@yahoo.com.

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FALL 08/SPRING 09 This season's Fashion at the Park by Cadillac, held at Dallas Northpark Center, turned out to be a stellar week of starstudded events: Runway shows, trunk shows, art exhibits, auctions and after-parties. The collections included the best of Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 creations. Northpark was home to more than 22 runway shows chock-full with appearances by major designers and non-stop excitement. Northpark Center offers the public an exclusive experience usually reserved for buyers, celebrities and fashion editors. This extravaganza is a unique opportunity to see the latest fashions FIRST.

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“Seeing a collection in a runway show is very different from viewing it in a boutique,” said fashion icon and internationally celebrated designer Oscar de la Renta. “This event is a great opportunity to show the complete collection as it was featured on the runway to an audience who may not have been able to see it in New York and gives the guest a chance to purchase the collection right off the runway from our NorthPark Boutique.”

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Moet & Chandon, Belevedere Vodka and 10 Cane Rum were amongst many sponsors underneath a 20,000-square-foot luxury tent. Drinks flowed like honey as Dallas elite dressed to impress. And what is fashion week without a couture cocktail? The specialty drink for the week was the Belevedere Runway Martini, created with fresh sage and pineapple juice with a touch of lemon juice. The tent featured club-style seating, a Bobbi Brown Beauty Bar, and a raised DJ Booth with guru Lucy Wrubel spinning on the tables. Runway events featured designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Oscar De La Renta, Valentino, Ted Baker, Carolina Herrera, Miss Sixty, Ed Hardy, Diesel, Rodarte (by Barney’s), Marc Bouwer (by Neiman’s), Pinto Ranch, BeBe, Bobbi Brown Make Up, as well as shows by Macy’s, Dillards and Nordstrom. Special personal appearances included Roberto Cavalli himself to kick off the event, followed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Peter Som, Thakoon Panichgul, Marc Bouwer, and Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa. Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy was on board to feature his custom-cut couture t-shirts and Lady GaGa performed three songs at the end of the Miss Sixty show. Closing events included a Nieman Marcus Fashion Show and an amazing after party celebrating the grand opening of restauranteur Alberto Limbardi’s newest digs, Ristorante Cibus. Dining and dancing under the stars lasted into the evening. Nonparallelled were the dresses from the Valentino collection. No one represents as much class and elegance as this line. Gowns were flowing, touched with rosettes and girlie. Hot colors for the season were Olive/Avocado and Poppy (a bright mix of red and orange). Carolina Herrera incorporated these colors best in her collection of swimsuits, pant suits and evening gowns. Marc Bouwer divinely ruled the runway with his amazing gowns. Bright bold colors graced the strip along with the most enviable beaded gowns I have ever seen. Beads of every color sat atop a gold base…just stunning. - Cont. on Page 29

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FASHION WEEK Continued From Page 28 A new favorite on the fashion scene is Rodarte, started by two sisters out of Pasadena, California. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have an aesthetic reminiscent of Balenciaga, but combined with goth-goddess strokes and colors. The two knit and weave like a spider spins his web. The designers use knits, wools and textured fabrics to paint dresses fit for modern day gladiators. Rodarte dresses have a tattered, threaded feel which is at once striking as well as interesting and fashion forward. The icing on the cake were the killer black patent leather high heels. This fall’s fashion event was so exciting and inspirational. I love to see where fashion is heading as well as being visually entertained. Our culture decides our fashion and the movement of society. Don’t be left behind in your boring duds! Get involved! And be sure stay tuned for next month's feature on Ed Hardy.

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Sean D. Tucker—Still Passionately Living His Dreams

Charging Around the Z-Axis with Eric W.D. Tucker

By Jill Michaels

By Jill Michaels

Harrison Ford introduced me to aerobatics pilot Sean D. Tucker.

Eight years ago, when I met Sean D. Tucker, I had no clue I would fly aerobatics alongside him someday. The double irony? Sean’s son, Eric W.D. Tucker, was the one charging me around.

Granted, the actor-pilot did it indirectly, via a magazine article he wrote 10 years ago. But the aviator fraternity will overlook this technicality.

The world’s only full-time father-son formation aerobatics airshow team had arrived for Wings Over Houston. I traveled to Ellington Field that Thursday morning with the secret mindset I would fly with Eric.

I met Sean in Phoenix on April 5, 2000, per the notes of my taped interview with him and fellow airshow pilot Jimmy Franklin. I had just written an article for a Tucson media guide, the first published in my fledgling freelance career. - Cont. on Next Page

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Sean W.D. Tucker • Continued Still, I was pleased when Sean and Eric invited me to fly in Eric’s Extra 300L. I didn’t tell either pilot why I was willing to fly basic aerobatics: to overcome a scary experience at age nine—flinging upside down and backward on an amusement ride at a county fair. Eric, 27, displayed the typical Tucker passion for flying. He took his first airplane ride the day before his birth, in the front seat of his father’s Pitts Special biplane. From ages 9 to 16, Eric spent summer vacations narrating Sean’s airshow routine. How did he land that job? “At age nine, I was full of opinions,” Eric grinned. “We had just finished one of the smaller airshows and were on our way home. I was mad. I told my dad: ‘Your flying was good, but that announcer stunk. He was horrible! You know what? Even I can do better than that!’ My dad said: ‘Oh? There you go!’ ” At 14, Eric soloed a glider and, at 16, a Pitts S-2B. “I had this opportunity to draw on the elite group of aviators surrounding me. I learned to fly from glider pilots, instructor pilots, airshow pilots and formation pilots.” After securing a flight instructor rating, Eric earned his aerospace engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University (making the dean’s list). The son even got the distinction of teaching the father how to fly formation aerobatics. “That was an interesting switch,” laughed Eric. “Here he has all this flying experience, and here I was, his formation instructor.” In the hangar at Ellington Field, Sean named off to Eric the maneuvers they would perform during “my” flight. In the air Eric always gave me heads-up about the next move. Still, I was caught off-guard when we broke the first rule of General Aviation: ‘The blue side stays up.’ During two inside loops, each about 1,000 feet wide, we hit about 4 positive g’s at the maximum and about 0.8 negative g at the minimum. Afterward, father called over to son regarding passenger status— Sean: “How’s she doing?” Eric: “She’s laughing.” After Sean departed, Eric offered to teach me how to fly a loop. When I hesitated (too much, too soon) he immediately

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suggested a different maneuver. Within five minutes I had flown a barrel roll. Eric announced cheerfully over my shoulder: “You did that all on your own. My hands were up in the air.” He then gave me a choice: more aerobatics or sightseeing. I requested a flight over Clear Lake. After we passed by NASA’s Astronaut Office, I affirmed Eric’s enthusiastic question: “Do you want to hang upside down in the harness?” After we landed, I made an early booking with Eric for our next flight: same time…same place…next year. The Z-axis experience was exhilarating but exhausting. Eric concurred. “A while ago, I took a break from flying. I hadn’t done aerobatics for a month. When I came back, I flew a 12-minute routine. Forty-five minutes later, I crashed on the couch in the hangar. I slept for three hours!” Understood. I’ll hone my stamina—and the mindset I apparently still need before learning to fly my own loop. (After my nap.) ------------------------------Sean D. Tucker • Continued Sean and Jimmy were kind to the rookie writer bursting with enthusiasm. When I discovered that Sean would perform at Wings Over Houston this year, I wondered if he would remember me. I shot him an e-mail to find out. Sean replied promptly. “I always remember people with a passion for life.” “Passion” is Sean’s favorite word—a trademark on par with his Tom Cruise smile. Once afraid of flying, he conquered his fear, in typical Tucker full-throttle fashion, by learning aerobatics. Fifteen years later he won the U.S. National Advanced Aerobatics Championship title. Of all the moves now performed by this 56-year-old Skydancer, over half are original. During his 13-minute airshow routine, and in each of his three daily practices, Sean experiences forces ranging from 10 positive to 7.5 negative g’s. His signature maneuver? The Triple Ribbon Cut. Sean’s natural exuberance was manifest when Betsey Ennis and I tagged up with him at Ellington Field two days before the airshow. I reacquainted myself with Brian Norris, Sean’s operations manager and air-

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show announcer. Recognizable by the family grin was Eric W.D. Tucker, an emerging stunt pilot in his own right. Then we got down (or rather, up) to business in the overhead Team Oracle office. Sean jumped into his custom-built biplane. Eric and I climbed into his Extra-300 aircraft. Brian and Betsey strapped into the Seneca chase plane. Our flight plan included a three-ship photo run, a father-son formation aerobatics practice run, and one aerobatics flight lesson for me courtesy of Eric. Back in the hangar, Sean sculpted aprèsfly gourmet sandwiches (spicy Thai chicken for himself, lemon-and-pepper tuna fish for Eric and me). Sean and I chatted about Houston. “I’ve flown Wings Over Houston 8 or 10 times,” he revealed. “I think my first show was in 1992. I do it because they’re passionate about the art form and the magic of flight and inspiring others to fly. What’s so cool about this airshow is that it’s affordable. It’s about joy. I keep flying it because they’re doing it for the right reasons.” I reminded Sean that, due to Ike, this year is different for many. He was empathetic but still positive. “The airshow takes their mind off the other stuff. We’re celebrating flight. Unlike other shows, Wings Over Houston is not competitive. It has a patriotic agenda and celebrates aviation history. It’s about passion. That’s my fuel.” During my interview in 2000, Sean called Jimmy Franklin his hero. Is that still the case? A rare cloud crossed Sean’s face. “Yes. He was an innovator, an entertainer, and a top-notch pilot. But he paid the ultimate price, and that breaks my heart.” Jimmy was killed in an airshow crash in Canada in July 2005. Sean himself lost his biplane during a practice flight in Louisiana in April 2006. It took 20 flights before Sean could make the decision he still possessed the nerve to fly. “I’m a 21st-century barnstormer. I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve been able to make a living while living my dream as a Skydancer.” Sean flashed that famous megawatt grin. “So I want others to live their passion!”

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Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath loft-style condo. Spacious master suite w/ walk-in closet. Kitchen has ample storage space. Large den w/ fireplace. Fenced, private back patio. Other amenities: utility room, under-stair storage, large windows. ML#9674143 $49,900

4 BR, 2.5 bath home located in waterfront community. Master BR is dwn with dual sinks, whirlpool tub & sep shower. Kitchen includes Silestone counters. 2-story den has beautiful fireplc. Other amenities: new carpet, gameroom up, recent paint. ML#7775729 $188,900

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#8802114 $162,500

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Beautiful 2/3 BR, 2 bath in gated community. High ceilings, French doors, arches and builtins accent this move-in ready home. Master suite includes 2 closets, dual sink, whirlpool tub & sep shwr. Kitchen has granite counters and recent paint. ML#4323874 $209,900

Great move-in ready home! 3 BR, 2 Bath. Kitchen with tile counters and lots of storage space. Large den includes fireplace. Master suite includes private bath. Other amenities: large windows, tile, fresh paint, covered patio, extra storage room. ML#1111748, $119,900

This 3 BR, 2 bath home is recently updated. The home has berber carpet, 2” blinds, wood flrs & high ceilings. The study has French doors. Mstr suite includes lrg walk-in closet, dual sinks, sep tub & shower. Island kitchen includes brkfst bar. ML#4768462 $189,900

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This 4 BR, 2.5 bath home boasts high ceilings, large windows and beautiful landscaping. Mstr bedroom has lrg walk-in closet. Island kitch has plenty of counter space & a pass-through to den. Amenities: gameroom, 2-car garage, formal living & dining rooms. ML#4790054, $169,900

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THE SCENE’S 2008 CATERING GUIDE • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Cactus Grill

Why your place? We were voted “Best Tacos” and “Best Margaritas” by Bay Area readers.

16580 El Camino Real, Houston • 281-488-5808

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On-site catering? Yes, up to 100 people

Doc’s Upper Deck

Off-site catering? Yes, up to 150 people

18301A Egret Bay Blvd., Webster • 281-333-DOCS

Though we do not offer banquet facilities on site, our restaurant is available for an additional charge.

On-site catering? Yes, from 25-125 Facilities: A sport’s themed venue for private parties with full kitchen capabilities or you can bring in your own food.

Various audio and visual equipment arae available for viewing. We also have a nice open dining room with access to a patio. Cactus Grill offers good food that's reasonably priced and friendly service.

Why your place? If you are looking for a sports theme venue, then Doc’s Upper Deck is the place. Great food, pool and games!

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Sherlock's Pub

Cork Wine Bar

2416 Bay Area Blvd, Houston • 281-461-4702

Baybrook: 19325 Gulf Frwy., Ste. 7, Webster • 281-554-9463

On-site catering? Yes, outside food can be catered in.

New Pearland Location: Hwy. 288 at FM 518 • 713-436-1771

Off-site catering? No.

On-site catering? Yes, 100 seated at our Clear Lake location, and 300 seated at the Pearland location.

We do not have private rooms available, however, reservations can be made on pub side or band side.

Off-site catering? Yes, any size.

Why your place? Sherlock's is a great choice because of our fun atmosphere, live music and our dance floor. -------------------------------------------------------------

Bakkhus Taverna Greek Restaurant & Bar

Why your place? Our events coordinator can plan your perfect event for you no matter what the size or location. Our wine and cheese selections are second to none and we can order any selection we don't already have. -------------------------------------------------------------

505 Sixth St., Kemah • 281-538-1800

Gabacho’s Mexican Food

On-site catering? Yes, up to 30 people. Off-site catering? Yes, up to 50 people. Why your place? We can do private parties within the restaurant or on the patio, with up to 45 people inside or 75 outside. The ambiance and excellent staff make Bakkhus stand out above the rest, because service is what it's all about. We have a great location in Kemah with a gorgeous patio, and our family atmosphere makes you feel at home.

4449 NASA Road 1, 281-326-5697

On-site catering? Yes. Off-site catering? Yes Facilities: You and your party can have part or the entire restaurant at your disposal. Why your place? We have delicious food, and we allow you to customize anything from our menu for your party. It can be buffet-style or a seated dinner. Your party will also have our international full bar at your disposal. -------------------------------------------------------------

Tequila Booms Mexican Food 3138 NASA Road 1, Seabrook • 281-326-3999 On-site catering? Yes, our full restaurant seats 100 Off-site catering? Yes, as many as you need. Facilities: Our private room seats 28, but you can reserve the entire restaurant if you need. Why your place? Fresh homemade authentic Mexican food is what we do best. We are family owned and operated, so we are flexible and ready to serve you and your needs. -------------------------------------------------------------

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Berryhill 19431 Gatebrook Dr., Webster • 281-332-TACO

On-site catering? Yes Off-site catering? Yes up to 200 people off site. Entertainment can be made available, and we can section off for parties and special occasions.

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463 Bay Area Blvd., Houston • 281-480-4090

On-site catering? Yes, any size. Off-site catering? Yes, any size. Why your place? We can serve private parties up to 100 persons, buffet style or fixed menu. Call for more info. Papas Fajitas offers great Mexican food at a low price. Good atmosphere and great service. We serve breakfast starting at 9 am everyday.

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Action at Scout Bar. Despite losing everything at his Crystal Beach home, T-Roy and the TailDraggers descended with their army of fans upon the Cock-Eyed Seagull. These guys are one of my favorites -- The TailDraggers have earned quite a name for themselves with their unique mix of music and performance. With their wildly charismatic frontman, the harpist T-Roy Long, the TailDraggers are a fourman sensation from the Texas Gulf Coast whose interpretations of the blues, rock, swing and country have made the fans and critics into true believers. With their unique style and their ever-changing array of esoteric stage humbuggery, it is no wonder that this band continues to fill the seats and dance floor every time they perform. (taildraggersband.com) – Andy Eng

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Baja Party Bar • Continued From Page 45 Baja Party Bar crowds can choose to lounge back in the “uptop” area set with multiple TVs showing all the games and sporting events around a fully-stocked bar, or to get their game on in the gaming area with pool tables, video games, Wii and Guitar Hero. The huge outdoor deck and bar provide a pleasant atmosphere to relax and socialize, while inside the dance party is on with live DJs, bands and a great dance floor flanked by bars on three sides. Baja Party Bar offers regular events such as Guitar Hero tourna-

ments and homemade bikini contests. In addition, every Friday they encourage Happy Hour Parties with free buffet at which they give away cash and prizes such as trips to Las Vegas and Cancun. Some events currently on the calendar include a motorally benefit called “Bike 4 Ike” on Nov. 8 with live music and free food. Strippers Lie play live on Nov. 10. The Grand Opening Party is on Nov. 26, and a UT/A&M football party on Nov. 27. The bar also continues to host benefits to support the community, and has raised more than $45,000 in recent months for causes ranging from relief from medical expenses for cancer patients to a Texas Hold’em tournament for soccer. Curtis said that Baja Party Bar is especially proud of their menu. They keep the pricing simple with all appetizers $4.95 and all baskets $6.95. They highly recommend their “soon-to-be-famous” Baja Burger and onion rings, but can also cater any event with as lavish a menu as the customer desires. “We have it all here,” said General Manager Trey White. “There is simply no reason to go any place else.” “Our Grand Opening party is going to be something you do not want to miss”, said Melissa McWilliams, sister to the owners and Baja Party Bar marketing coordinator. “VIP parties for the Grand Opening are already being booked,” she added. “We have lots of great freebies for our VIPs that night.” Anyone interested in booking a Grand Opening VIP party for their group of 10 or more are encouraged to contact Melissa soon at bajaevents@sbcglobal.net, or call 281-461-1400.

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Urban Rumble III rescheduled for January 2009

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Local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion MMA Syndicate recently announced its Urban Rumble Championships III show scheduled for November 14 will be postponed until January 2009.

According to MMA Syndicate’s Joe Tamez, the event was rescheduled due to damage suffered by the Pasadena Convention Center from Hurricane Ike.

The Texans play at Reliant Stadium Two Reliant Park • Houston, TX 77054

Headlining the event’s main card was a fight featuring League City City Administrator and Katana Cage Fighting Light Heavyweight Champion Chris Reed. The SCENE caught up with Reed at the South Shore Dockside Food and Wine Festival where Reed admitted he was disappointed that the event was pushed back but would be ready for the fight in January which could be one of his last. Keep an eye out for future issues of The SCENE for more information on the next Urban Rumble Championships fight. At right: URC Fighters Chris Reed and John Kirk

Seen by The SCENE: 2008 Highland Games

Andy Eng photos

HOUSTON TEXANS SCHEDULE September Sun. 7 @ Steelers L 17 - 38 Sun. 14 BYE Sun. 21 @ Titans L 12 - 31 Sun. 28 @ Jaguars L 27 - 30 October Sun. 5 COLTS L 27 - 31 Sun. 12 DOLPHINS W 29 - 28 Sun. 19 LIONS W 28 - 21 Sun. 26 BENGALS W 35 - 06 November Sun. 2 @ Vikings L 21 - 28 Sun. 9 RAVENS 12:00 PM Sun. 16 @ Colts 12:00 PM Sun. 23 @ Browns 12:00 PM December Mon. 1 JAGUARS 7:30 PM Sun. 7 @ Packers 12:00 PM Sun. 14 TITANS 12:00 PM Sun. 21 @ Raiders 3:05 PM Sun. 28 BEARS 12:00 PM January Play-offs for the 1st time in Texans history?

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34.5 Power (1st) John Ennis Loud Leprechaun

31 Power (2nd) Jason Mosher Skank Bait

28 Power (3rd) David Dreiling

27 Power (4th) Mike Castaldo Yuck

Tijuana I’m Loving It

5 Power (11th) Kile Simms Belligerent Midgets

4.5 Power (12th) Heaven Padgett Immaculate Recept.

Note: The SCENE Fantasy Football Challenge Power Rankings are determined by an average of rankings in the Record, Points, Breakdown categories.

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We survived “Ike” • NOW Re-Opened for Business!

609 Bradford St. Kemah 281-334-8300 • dvinewinekemah.com • 26 Handcrafted Wines • Personalized Wine Labels • Unique Gift Items • Gift Baskets (Shipping Available) • Event Rooms Available Located in Toucan Alley 2 blocks from the Kemah Boardwalk

Book Your Holiday Party Now!! Call Mechell now for more info!

Next time you are craving a Blue Moon, try a Hoegaarden. - The SCENE

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HOURS: 11am-2am 7 days a week

Tis the Season! Book your holiday party now! We can cater from appetizers to full spreads or just kegs! email: party@optavern.com

et k c i T y a d n u S L F N e games! We have th T & SUN: ALL DAY SA

raft $1 Domestic D osas + $2 Mim oors Lt, (Bud Lt, C iner Bock) Miller Lt & Sh

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New Lunch Blb burgers our juicy 1/2 e French & homemad s $6.50 fries or chip

SHOWTIME KARAOKE

MAMA CASS KARAOKE Every Thursday

B&S BREWERS GUILD, INC.

$1.75 longnecks

3560 NASA PARKWAY SEABROOK, TX 77586 832-225-1314

MON-FRI TIL 5PM

Home Brewing • Winemaking • Homemade Sodas

Egret Bay @ Nasa Rd 1 • 281-333-1235 11/22 & every Friday

If you can boil water - you can brew beer!

We'll show you how!

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Free Brewing Demonstrations - Sat @ 2pm Tues - Fri: ..10am to 6pm Shop Online at our new Website Saturday: ..10am to 5pm

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Y THURSDEAR 20 NOVEMBS NITE LADIE LS GA W/PARTY

OPEN DAILY 2PM-2AM

LIVE MUSIC

The Newest Pub & Restaurant on the Block

281-335-5400

SUN & MON: NFL TICKET EVERY GAME

FRI 11/7 ...................SHARKS SAT 11/8...............LOS GALLOS FRI 11/14...ANDY & DREAMSICLES SAT 11/15..............HOURGLASS .........(1960S THEME PARTY) FRI 11/21 .......BODACIOUS TATAS SAT 11/22................MAGAZINE FRI 11/28..........BILLY BOURBON SAT 11/29 ........LUCIOUS COLLIDE FRI 12/5..........CRUISE CONTROL SAT 12/6 ..........ABRAHAMS TREE

TUES: COMEDY & ROCK BAND

WED: TEXAS HOLD’EM - 6:30 ’TIL CLOSE THURS: KARAOKE

Live Music: Fri & Sat, 9pm-1am!

11/7 - Outlaw X 11/8 - The Sharks 11/14 - Acoustic w/Clinton (country) & Jeremy (Rock) 11/15 - UFC 91: Couture Vs Lesnar 11/21 - Backslider 11/22 - UndeSided 11/28 - DJ Marcus (dance) 11/29 - Dance Party 12/5 - Five O 12/6 - Zach Tate

MONDAYS: INDUSTRY NITE $1.50 WELL DRINKS $1.75 DOM BOTTLES $2 JAGERS $3 MINI BLASTERS

Sat. 11/15: ’60s Party! Prizes for best dressed! Wed. 11/26: Thanksgiving Party

Sunday Bruch at 10 am

Pool tables, shuffle board, & more! 15 viewing TVs & projector!

Best Pinnini Club Sandwiches Jumbo Wings • Hot Dogs• Pizzas Fresh Hamburgers

Come chetchke out

DAWG HOUSE!

Leather couches, 42-inch HDTV 1st come, 1st serve.

Mon-Wed 2pm-1am | Thur & Fri 2pm-2am Sat 11am-2am | Sun 10 am-Midnight

3612 W. MAIN, LEAGUE CITY 281-332-9400

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the scene’s martini madness CARIBBEAN SUNSET MARTINI: Bacardi Light, Triple Sec and fresh lemon juice with a sugared rim. --------------------CHOCOLATE BANANA BOURBON PIE MARTINI: Jack Daniels, Creme de Cacao, 99 Bananas with a splash of milk. ----------------------MANDARIN WATERMELON MARTINI: Absolut Mandarin, Watermelon Pucker, OJ, Cranberry, sugared rim. -----------------------------These Martinis were prepared at

JOEL’S UGLY DAWG 3612 West Main • League City 281-332-9400

SMOKING ALLOWED

Come Catch the Games!

LIVE MUSIC

TUES: 7-11PM F RI & SAT: 9PM-1 AM

HOOPS + NFL & COLLEGE FOOTBALL Come enjoy the game on our

6 Plasma & Big Screen TVs

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET 10am-1pm ($9.95)

$2 Mimosas, Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers

HOMEMADE LUNCH SPECIALS $ 4.95 DAILY 11AM-2PM WEDNESDAY – $8.00 5-OZ. FILET W/BAKED POTATO

HAPPY HOUR: DAILY 11AM-7PM

FRESH JUMBO FRIED SHRIMP ~ AND ~ THE BEST RIBEYES IN TOWN ON FRIDAY NIGHTS 6-10PM

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601 E. Main St. in Historic League City, TX 77573 Next door to Bauble's and Beads. After 6:00 PM the Bauble's and Beads parking lot is available for our use as well.

Mon.- Thurs. 4 PM - 12 AM Friday - 12 PM - 12 AM Saturday - 12 PM - 1 AM 281-557-VINO(8466) Sunday - 2 PM - 10 PM

Sun 11/23 4pm: Holiday Recipe Swap

NOV 28 & 29 KATIE’S 4TH ANNIV PARTY Jam Session w/ The Amigos 7-11pm, musicians welcome, Vodka Well Drinks $2 (12-7pm) Mon: Acoustic Jam w/Lynn Raggio LIVE MUSIC Tues: Scott McGill • $2 Ritas all day 7 NIGHTS A WEEK Wed: Live Music & Drink Specials NO COVER! Thurs: Benny Brasket Band Sun:

Fri 11/7 - Rick Lee & the Night Owls Sat 11/8 - Snit’s Dog & Pony Show Wed 11/12 - Groove Kings Fri 11/14 - JJ Dynomite Sat 11/15 - Soul to Soul Wed 11/19 - Slide Effect Fri 11/21 - Slide Effect Sat 11/22 - The Taildraggers Wed 11/26 - The Groove Kings Fri 11/28 - Donnie Simmons & House Rockers Sat 11/29 - Scott McGill & Old Dog Mac Wed 12/3 - Slide Effect Fri 12/5 - Albert Storo & The Soul Hustlers Sat 12/ 6 - Luther & The Healers

HAPPY HOUR

Mon-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)

315 Grand Ave. Bacliff • 281-559-3773 THE SCENE

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NEW CLUB & PUB REPORT

Baja Party Bar Every night’s a party at Baja Party Bar, the Bay Area’s newest venue with happy hour specials, contests, live music and a new dance floor. Located in the heart of Clear Lake City at 1055 Bay Area Blvd. between Saturn and El Camino Real, Baja Party Bar will have it’s official Grand Opening and kick off on Wednesday, November 26. Baja Party Bar (formerly All Stars Sports Bar and Grill) has been undergoing many changes since its new ownership took over both in appearance and format. Veteran bar owners and brothers Curtis and Chris McWilliams said patrons will barely recognize the inside with its new floors, sound system, stages, bars and decor. Still true to area sports fans, Baja boasts several big-screen TVs and a giant display screen with all the games and UFC events. With the kick-off at the grand opening event, Baja Party Bar will be rocking into the night with a huge dance floor, an indoor and outdoor stage hosting some of the area’s most popular bands; 94.5 THE BUZZ will do live remote broadcasts on Saturday nights; and Friday evenings, expect happy hour parties and trip giveaways. “If you’re looking for fun and want to find the party, we want you to know that you can always count on one at Baja Party Bar,” said club owner Chris McWilliams. “If it’s your first

stop of the night, it is our goal to make sure it is your only stop of the night.” With competitive drink specials, a 4 to 9 pm happy hour, $1 Power Hour every Friday and Saturday and never a cover charge, you can’t pass up checking this place out. With their impressive history of successful nightclub ownership, Curtis and Chris are enjoying taking Baja Party Bar in a new direction from their previous ventures. “The way I look at it is if I am not having fun, then how can my customers be having fun?” explained Curtis. “This place is going to be just as comfortable for the after-work happy hour sports and hangout crowd as it is fun for the late-night party crowd.” - Continued on Page 37

Three Oaks The Facility: After four months of construction, the old City Pharmacy building at 601 E. Main has been transformed into a wine cellar unlike anything else in the Clear Lake area. With ample bar, lounge and table seating, 3 Oaks welcomes our guests to experience the ambiance, warmth and comfort that only 3 Oaks can provide.

“Where Artistry and Passion Collide Under The Oaks of Historic League City!” Opened: Oct. 2008 Claim to fame: Situated under the old Butler Oaks of Historic League City, 3 Oaks - Fine Wines & Exquisite Foods prides itself on providing unpretentious, yet knowledgeable service in an upscale yet relaxing atmosphere. It is the perfect place for your private event or just a nice romantic escape from the hustle, bustle and noise of other establishments.

Live Music: Live music is featured on Thursday evenings from 8 to 11 p.m during our Music, Massage and Merlot special. Price Range: Bottled beer starts at $3 and house pours start at $6.50. Almost all of our wines are available by the glass, bottle or case. Discounts are available for multiple bottle purchases.

What sets you apart? The immersing ambiance, knowledgeable, friendly staff, unique and all encompassing boutique wine list, and wonderful food all combine to make the experience of 3 Oaks unforgettable. We pride ourselves on service above all. If there is anything that can be done to exceed your expectations, we will Houston do it at 3 Oaks.

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What to Expect: Laid-back, casual atmosphere serving boutique wines, wide beer assortment, gourmet meats and cheeses and quality desserts.

Hours of operation: Mon. - Thurs. 4 p.m. to Midnight; Fri. Noon to Midnight; Sat. Noon to 1 a.m.; Sun. 2 to 10 p.m.

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Other: A 1,500 SF deck with movie screen is soon to be constructed. This will allow ample space for our smoking customers as well as non-smokers to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Historic District of League City while enjoying a quality glass or bottle of wine under the oaks.

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BAJA PARTY BAR 1055 Bay Area Blvd. • Clear Lake 281-461-1400

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Clifton’s Music Festival on Galveston Bay

Publisher’s Note: Life got a little closer to normal early last month when Clifton's Seaside Diner on Galveston Bay opened back up in style with a full day of good food, live music and great times.

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I was not familiar with Hoegaarden until a visit to The Gingerman in Rice Village this past summer while doing research for a series of articles titled Summer of Beer. On that day at the Gingerman I struck up a conversation with a fellow who turned out to be the new regional rep for Anheuser Bush just days after it was acquired by Belgium-based InBev's (for $52 billion). This fellow turned me on to Hoegaarden for which I’m most thankful. Hoegaarden is referred to as a witbier, or white beer, because of it’s cloudy appearance. Historically, witbiers are a staple of Belgian brewing tradition. This beer is cloudy indeed, and much sweeter than your standard lager or even ale. Hoegaarden is best enjoyed poured into a wide-mouth glass — the bottle even has directions for proper pouring technique, including a gentle swirling of the drink to spread it’s ingredients. Like other unfiltered beers, Hoegaarden can settle in the bottle and to drink it without disturbing the contents throws the taste out of line. Give one a try. - John Ennis, Publisher

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OF THE

MONTH

RAILEAN RUM PUNCH: Railean Rum, Malibu, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice and Grenadene. It will knock your socks off. RAILEAN REPTILE: Railean Rum, Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice. It's creepy how delicious this is. Prepared by bartenders Dave and Chrissy at the:

Terrace Cafe • 609 Bradford, Kemah

RAILEAN HANDMADE TEXAS RUM would like to thank Bay Area Establishments for supporting Texas Rum, including: Spec’s Hill’s Liquor Economy Liquor Farb’s Pasadena Liquor AC Cut Rate Toby’s Coyote Liquor San Leon Liquor Country Liquor Houston Wine Merchant

Terrace Cafe Beaver’s Clifton’s Seaside Diner Bonnie’s Beef & Seafood Bayview Duck Bailey’s Sudie’s Catfish House Tommy’s Restaurants Bay Oaks Country Club Texas Corinthian Yacht Club (TCYC)

Sundance II South Shore Harbour Resort The Beach Pub Noah’s Ark Classic Cafe Boondoggles Signature Bistro Star Fleet Yachts Lakewood Yacht Club Houston Yacht Club

SUPPORT TEXAS! Ask For Railean Handmade Texas Rum!

LOCATED ON EAGLE POINT IN SAN LEON, TEXAS

www.railean.com • 713-545-2742

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Featured Railean Rum Drink

Give Hoegaarden A Try!


SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender NICK FROM VITO’S DECK HOUSE Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon. to Thurs. 11 - 10 Friday 11am - 7pm What: $3.75 Ritas $1.75 Draft

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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 Also all day Saturday What: $2.99 House Margaritas

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Where: 18301A Egret Bay Blvd. (Above Scout Bar) When: Daily 3pm to 8pm What: Daily Drink Specials

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Where: 3138 NASA Road 1 When: Normal Happy Hour Mon.to Fri. 4 - 7pm Lunch $1 Ritas 11 am to 2pm

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

Cactus Grill

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Where: 16580 El Camino Real When: Daily, 4 to 8pm What: $1.75 Domestic Beer $2.25 Import Beer

How Long have you worked there: 1 month. Signature drink: Modelo draft beer and a shot of Grandma Best Tip: "Avoid her, she has the clap" In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? Passionate, loyal and educated What I love about bartending: Keeps life interesting Favorite thing about the Bay Area? Hasn't changed in 10 years Hobbies: Drinking, people watching, high school spelling bee contests Other than your own, what other profession would you like to attempt? College professor What profession would you NOT like to attempt? Stripper Who inspires you? Pro wrestler Booker-T

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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

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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

All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time. But prices and specials are subject to change. THE SCENE

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Where: 101 E. Main Street, La Porte When: Mon. - Fri. 3 to 6pm What: Various Specials

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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!

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Where: 1804 FM 646 281-614-5100 When: Mon.- Fri. 12 - 6pm What: Domestic & Imports $3 $1.25 Ritas • 48 Types of Tequila

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------------------Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: Call for details. Reopens in November.

JAPANESE SAKE BAR

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Where: 3612 W. Main (FM 518) What: Daily from 3 to 7 pm What: $2 domestic $1.50 draft $3 wells + daily specials

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: Monday-Saturday Noon to 7pm What: $5 Bull Blasters $2 Domestic Pints $2 Wells

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Where: 605 A 6th Street When: Monday - Saturday 11am to 7pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $ Wells $3 Wine by the glass $4 Ouzo shots

Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Tues-Fri 11am-7pm, What: $1.25 Domestic Draft; $1.75 Domestic Beer $2.50 Wells Drinks

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

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Where: 18113 Egret Bay When: Mon to Fri 11am - 5pm What: $1.75 Dom.Longnecks All Day Sat & Sun: $1 dom draft and $2 mimosa's

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($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

------------------Mexican Restaurant

Cock-Eyed SEAGULL

La Dolce Vino -------------------

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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: 1055 Bay Area Blvd. When: Everyday, until 7pm What: $2 Domestics $2.25 Wells $3.25 Calls $5 Domestic pitchers all day, every day!

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

Pearland Location:

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A CASUAL WINE BAR

Where: 3202 Marina Bay Drive Suite M in Kemah When: Monday thru friday 4p -7pm What: $3.50 22oz Drafts $3.00 Ladolceritas & Daily Wine Specials

All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time. But prices and specials are subject to change. THE SCENE

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ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP

TUESDAY: LADIES NIGHT THURS: KARAOKE W/ CLIFF’S BRIGADE

3505 HWY. 146 • BACLIFF, TX (HWY 146 & REPPERT ST, 2 MILES SOUTH OF KEMAH)

281-559-2040 • www.mothers-speakeasy.com MONDAY - FRIDAY

$2 DOMS, $2 WELLS

DRINK SPECIALS NIGHTLY

LIVE MUSIC: FRI 9PM-1AM SAT & SUN 3-7PM

6PM - CLOSE

MON. $3.50 Jager Bombs $10 Dom. Buckets of Beer TUES. $2 Jose Tequila Shots $2 Kamikazes WED. $3.50 Tuaca Bombs THURS. $2.50 Margaritas $2.50 Jack Daniels FRI. $4 Bald Mother Fuddpucker SUN. $2 Bloody Marys (all day)

11/7 ....................Full Throttle 11/8 ....................Convertibles 11/9..................Abraham’s Tree 11/14 ......................The Posse 11/15..............Cutris King Band 11/16 ..Guppies from Outer Space 11/21......................The Sharks 11/22..............Fuzz Box Junkies 11/23............4 Barrel Ramblers 11/28 ....................Lawst Dogz 11/29 ..............Southern Static 11/30 ..................Opus Chao’s 12/5........................The Posse 12/6 ..............Curtis King Band 12/7..............Mean Gene Kelton

OPEN 7 DAYS

MON-SAT: 11AM - 2 AM SUNDAY: NOON -MIDNIGHT THE SCENE

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SCENE EVENTS

Featured Event:

The Galveston Bay Area Musicians Alliance (GBAMA) present IkeFest November 16 at Big Texas Dancehall & Saloon Last month we wrote about a group of volunteers and many area musicians, that have pulled together to throw a benefit to raise money for local musicians hit hardest by Hurricane Ike. The result is IkeFest which will take place on Sunday, November 16 at the Big Texas Dancehall and Saloon in Webster.

Baja Party Bar VIP Party Wednesday, November 26

This event is hosted by the Galveston Bay Area Musicians Alliance (GBAMA) in partnership with the Musicians Benevolent Society of Houston. Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple for hours of great live music featuring Donna Nash, Driven, Gene Kelton and the Diehards, The Posse, The Lost Boys, Perfect Stranger, Tommie Lee Bradley & Jack Saunders, Funksion, Mambo Jazz Kings and Jabo and the Southside Playboys.

Baja Party Bar (formerly All Stars) E-mail vip@thescenemagazine.com for details to be a guest of The SCENE.

TURKEY JAM 2008 Saturday, November 29 Doc’s Upper Deck Sports Bar w/ Hobson’s Choice & Moment of Trust See Doc’s ad in this issue for details

The SCENE will see you there.

THE SPACE ROCKERS Clear Lake Debut Friday, November 28 at Scout Bar in Webster The up and coming cover band THE SPACE ROCKERS were scheduled to make their Houston/Clear Lake debut at SCOUT BAR on September 12. Although Hurricane Ike forced a cancellation of that performance, no worries as The Space Rockers will return to town for Scout Bar shows in both November and December. Make sure to catch them at Scout on November 28 for a special post Thanksgiving show.

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Krewe Du Lac’s Annual Christmas Pub Crawl Friday, December 19 Kemah Entertainment DIstrict

NOVEMBER 2008


Join Our Wine Club for Special Insider Events and Specials

COME HUNGRY! NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS: WEDNESDAY 5-9 pm: Made-To-Order Pasta Bar - $10.95 THURSDAY 5-9 pm: Wine & Dine Chef's Choice - $29.95 (Choice of Soup or Salad, Main Entree, Dessert, and Glass of Wine)

FRIDAY 5-11 pm: Steak Night - $18.95 (10 oz. Rib Eye or 6 oz. Certified Angus Center Cut Tenderloin with sides)

SATURDAY 5-11 pm: Steak Night - $18.95

Now offering wine lockers with special VIP benefits.

(10 oz. Rib Eye or 6 oz. Black Angus Center Cut Tenderloin with sides)

SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 AM TO 2 PM (Live Music, Delicious Brunch Menu, Gourmet Coffee & Teas, Bloody {Mary} Vinos, Sangrias, Wine Spritzers, & Bottomless Mimosas)

Call & reserve your holiday work or family gathering with us! We offer a variety of packages to meet your needs.

DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS (TUESDAY - SATURDAY)

3202 MARINA BAY DR. • KEMAH 77565 281-724-9703 • www.ladolcevino.net


Kemah’s UFC Headquarters!

S D N A B E H T “ ” ! K C A B E R A

Fresh New Mix of Dance Music! Larger Dance Floor! New Faces!

Nov. 15 UFC 91

608 6th Street • Kemah • 281-334-3746


A Party Every Day! MONDAYS – JAGER DAZE $2 Jagers and 75 cent drafts

n o i t a r b e l e C g n i n e p Grand O , November 26th ay d s e n d e W

TUESDAYS – $2 Tuesdays $2 U CALL ITS & $2 Appetizer Specials WEDNESDAYS – LADIES NIGHT! $1.25 drink specials • FREE Diamonds for Ladies THURSDAYS – STEAK & PINT NIGHT FREE Steak, $2 Domestic Pints & Live Music

ays w a e v i g zes & i r p r o o d ic, ed! t r a t s y Live mus t r is pa h t t e g s ’ t Le

FRIDAYS – HAPPY HOUR PARTIES! TRIPS TO CANCUN, FREE Buffet and LIVE MUSIC!

Call 281-461-1400 for reservations

SATURDAYS – DANCE PARTY w/94.5 Homemade bikini contest with Rod Ryan. Cash & prizes.

Reserve VIP tables now for our Grand Opening Party! Bring 10 or more guests and get a FREE “Gift” for your party to enjoy plus free appetizer. Text the word “Baja” to 281-435-3543 for your FREE Grand Opening Invitation and more info.

SUNDAYS – NFL Game day $10 Buckets & $5 Pitchers. Open early at 11am for the Game! Sunday Ticket.

Formerly All-Stars Sports Bar, Under New Management

UT / A&M Game: Thanksgiving Night! Party begins at 7 pm

HAPPY HOUR 4-9 pm @ Baja Party Bar

UPCOMING UFC ACTION: UFC 91 ..........COUTURE VS. LESNAR ....11/15/08

UFC 92 ............THE ULTIMATE 2008 ........12/27/08 UFC 93 ........FRANKLIN VS. HENDERSON ....1/17/09 EVERY DAY BUT THURSDAY

November 8th

Live In Concert

Bike 4 IKE

STRIPPERS LIE

Fundraiser

Monday November 10th

Live appearance by every Saturday

94.5 The BUZZ

Live music with Round Seven, FREE BBQ, Donation Collection location all day!

Baja Party Bar | 1055 Bay Area Blvd. | 281-461-1400


& w a R t s “Be rs e t s y O d Smoke here!” Anyw

We Are R To Serve eady You!

25 Plasma TVs to watch your favorite game!

NEW MENUN! COMING SOO

Every Tues W E BANDSN Open Mic Night

NEVER A! COVER

SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 25¢ Wings, $5 Pitchers, $2.25 Longnecks ’til 7 pm.

SUNDAY NFL FOOTBALL: 25¢ Wings, $5 Pitchers, $2.25 Longnecks ’til 7 pm.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: 25¢ Wings, $5.95 Steaks, $5 Pitchers TUES: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Fried Shrimp $9.95, 6-9 WED: ALL- U-CAN-EAT Boiled Shrimp $14.95, 6-9

HAPPY HOUR

THE VERY BEST IN LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT!

Thurs 11/6 .................... 96 Degrees Fri 11/7 ................American Boogie Sat 11/8 ..........................Crossroads Thurs 11/13 Andy & the Dreamsicles Fri 11/14 ........Pee Wee Bowen Band Sat 11/15 ................................Echo Thurs 11/20.................. Slide Effect Fri 11/21 ........................96 Degrees Sat 11/22 ..........................CC Rider Fri 11/28 ....Andy & the Dreamsicles Sat 11/29......................Back Sliders NEW! WED - CLIFF'S KARAOKE NEW! SUN - PATIO BBQ & KARAOKE

OPEN THANKSGIVING NOON-2AM MONDAY - SUNDAY • NOON-7 PM

7 $3 Wells 7 $3 Shots 7 $3 Wine 7 $2.25 Dom Longnecks

W W W. H E A D S N TA I L S B A R A N D G R I L L . C O M • www.myspace.com/419384902

1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) in Kemah • 281-456-4641 Hours: 11am - 2am 7 days a week


1st Annual

TURKEY JAM

7

SAT. NOV. 29TH w/ HOBSONS CHOICE & MOMENT OF TRUST

THE SEVEN DAYS OF DOC’S

75 cent

DRINKS! I. SUNDAY: ...................................................................... Ribeye Dinner Pints II. MONDAZE:......GUITAR HERO & ROCK BAND JAM:

III TUESDAY:

PITCHER SPECIAL

$4.00

$5

$2

SELECT PITCHERS

$1

DRINKS! IV. WEDNESDAY: ........................................................................ V. THURSDAY: ......................................MORNING FIELD & BIG ASS BEER / $2 WELLS CROWN DRINKS + Ribeye Dinner VI. FRIDAY: ......................CROWN IS KING VII. SATURDAY: DOM. BOTTLES & WELL DRINKS

$2.50

$3

$5

Sunday NFL Ticket Headquarters! Free Buffet with Wing and Drink specials that score!

NEW: Monday and Friday

STRIPPERS LIE LIVE TUESDAY NIGHTS

$5 Ribeye Dinner

DOC’s has all the FIGHTS! UFC 91 ..COUTURE VS LESNAR ..11/15/08 UFC 92....THE ULTIMATE 2008 ....12/27/08 UFC 93 FRANKLIN VS HENDERSON ..1/17/09 AFFLICTION: FEDOR vs ARLOSKI ..1/24/09

- PIZZA & PITCHER SPECIALS WITH RESERVATION -

MARINA GATE CENTER 18301A EGRET BAY BLVD. ( ABOVE SCOUT BAR ) 281-333-DOCS


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The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...

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