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NOT YOUR ORDINARY GREEK RESTAURANT

HA PPY HOUR Mon-Fri 11am-6pm $2.50 Margaritas

BOTTLE: Dom. $2 / Import $3.50

12oz DRAFT: Dom. $2 / Dos XX $2 Blue Moon $3.25

22oz DRAFT: Blue Moon & Shiner Bock $4 Coors Lt. & Miller Lt. $3.75

Well Drinks N OW O N WED : $27pm to close NO W ON T HU R S D AY & FR I D AY:

FREE hors d’oeuvres (Bar Only) 5-7pm

281-326-2600 2900 E. NASA PKWY SEABROOK (Across from Wachovia Bank)

HOURS: SUN -THURS 11AM-9:30PM FRI & SAT 11AM-11AM

HANG OUT AND ENJOY THE FOOD!

“COME BE GREEK BY ASSOCIATION” • DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS (11AM-3PM) • FULL BAR • NIGHTLY SHOT SPECIALS • DINE ON OUR 900-SQ-FT PATIO

MONDAY STEAK NIGHT, 5-10PM • $11.95 12 oz. Rib Eye • Bottomless Greek Salad • Loaded Baked Potatoes • Bottomless Soup Du Jour $1.95

THURSDAY PASTA NIGHT, 5-10PM • $10.95 - choose from 3 pastas • Bottomless Greek Salad • Bottomless Soup Du Jour $1.95

HAPPY HOUR: MON–SAT 11-7PM $2 Dom Pints, $2 Wells, $3 Wine by the glass, $4 Ouzo shots

ALL DAY SUNDAY:

$3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys

605 A 6TH ST • KEMAH • 11AM–12AM DAILY 281-538-1800 • WWW.BAKKHUSTAVERNA.COM

(JUST SECONDS FROM THE BOARDWALK IN THE LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT)


JAPANESE RESTAURANT Sake Bomb promotion all day, every day in Jan!* Free small appetizer w/ purchase* Sat. & Sun. (All Day) + Mon-Thurs. (4:30 to Close)! * ask about details and stipulations

Parrillada Especial for 4

We serve FRESH FISH flown in from California daily! Every Tues & Thurs: Special fish flown in from Honolulu Come Try MASA HOT ROCK BEEF Available only at El Camino Location

• Bucket anpdecials FOOTBALL PROMOTIONS Pitcher S Available only in the bar area during any ecials” • “Botana Spfrom football games. See restaurant for details. to choose

HAPPY HOUR

M-W 11am-10pm Thur & Fri 11am-7pm

MASA SEAFOOD KONRO

$3.75 RITAS $1.75 DRAFTS (DOMESTIC)

LIVE MUSIC Messengers of Love Wed 6-9 • Sun 11-2

Lunch Specials Every Day! FUSION

SAKE BAR

(Clear Lake Only)

11am to 3:30pm

FI E STA RO O M AVAI LAB LE! O R WE WI LL CATE R TO YO U!

MAMACITA’S LOCATIONS: 515 E. NASA RD. 1 • 281-332-5362 15335 I-45 NORTH • 281-876-3663 7325 SPENCER HWY • 281-476-9545

977 NASA ROAD 1

1804 W. FM 646

(EL CAMINO REAL @ EL CAMINO VILLAGE)

(SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON)

281-486-9888

281-337-1288

EL JARDIN: 7849 HARRISBURG • 713-921-3633


la brisa mexican bar grill

Off-Site Catering Available!

mexican bar & grill

check out our new website:

labrisa.net

Look For Our Neon Palm Trees!

Located on Hwy. 146, 3 Miles South of Kemah (1/2 Mile North of Hwy. 646) • 281-559-2415

Happy Hour! ***

Every day • 11am-7pm • $2 ritas Saturday 8am-1pm & Sunday 10am-1pm $1: bloody marys & mimosas $2: mojitos, banpiritos, berry mojito, mango sunrise, cosmic driver

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★★★ Featured Dish ★★★ TACOS CAMPECHANOS This dish is a traditional Mexican meal. Three taco's which are comprised of soft corn tortillas, each with pork tenderloin, beef fajita and chorizo, a slice of avocado, diced onion and cilantro. Served with a Verde sauce on the side and our flavorful Mexican rice and beans.

La Brisa is enlarging its family OPENING SOON!!

SAT & SUN BREAKFAST: 8am-1pm MENUDO: All Day On Wesley Drive in League City (near the corner of I-45 and 518)


Since 1974

Steakhouse Restaurant

HAPPY NEW YEAR! COME SEE US! WE’RE BACK!!

35¢ WINGS

MONDAY NIGHTS IN T-BONE TOM’S BACKYARD

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!

707 HWY. 146 IN KEMAH • 281-334-2133 (SOUTH

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January 2009 ...........South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 10......................Cover Story: Clifton’s Seaside Diner 15 ..........................Savory soups to warn your day 16 ....................................The SCENE’s Great Chefs 18....................A Taste Of Space • Epicurean Preview 21 & 23 ..............................2009 Mardi Gras Preview 24................................SCENE Cultural Arts Column 25......................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 26 ..............................................More Cultural Arts 28 & 29 ............................SCENE Style: Renew You 30 & 31........................Where to Eat and Drink (Map) 33 ..............................................Non-Profit Notebook - - - - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE- - - - - -

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Front Cover: CLIFTON SEASIDE DINER • Back Cover: SCOUT BAR

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COVER STORY

CLIFTON’S SEASIDE DINER & OYSTER BAR New ownership brings tasty changes to waterfront landmark By Betsey Ennis

Cristo, Tuna Melt, Reuben, Club and the Patty Melt.

It was just before Christmas when new owner Corinn Scott and long-time local chef Jordan Tubig sat down with us to describe some of the changes they are most excited about at Clifton's.

The restaurant offers many new fresh fish selections along with new toppings such as Ponchartrain, Rockefeller, Hollandaise and Jumbo Lump Crab with lemon butter.

First of all, the name, though similar, is different. Now known as Clifton's Seaside Diner and Oyster Bar, this Bacliff landmark is going back to basics. After sifting through the former menu, they chose what to keep and then decided to add "homemade food, down to your roots." "We kept the best 'core' items and expanded from there," Corinn explained. "We wanted to serve affordable, home-cooked food that fills your belly."

Faithful Clifton diners will be thrilled to still find the Signature Whole Flounder and the hand-cut (on the premises) Steaks, Filets and Rib-eyes on the menu.

Although fresh seafood is still their specialty, 50 percent of the menu is new. Chicken and dumplings, home-style meat loaf, chicken fried steak and fried pork chops are a just a few of their $8 weekday lunch specials.

"Corinn is very involved in the kitchen creativity," Chef Jordan said and pointed out that his new boss is a pastry chef.

The smaller appetite will appreciate the soup of the day or their featured salads such as Caesar, Cob or Greek with dressings made fresh on site. New appetizers include Crab Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Ce-

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake and Upside-Down Apple Wal-

viche, Fried Zucchini and Mushrooms, and Crab Cakes with lemon butter and peppers.

nut Pie served on a sizzling platter are just a few of the many new homemade desserts on their menu. Located at 10 Grand Avenue in Bacliff, Clifton's Seaside diner offers tons of window seating to take advantage of the vast and unobstructed views of Galveston Bay.

BETSEY ENNIS PHOTOS

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They have an enclosed patio room, perfect for private indoor parties. The patio seating is the largest in this area, and the view is arguably the most beautiful. Most days of the year you'll find families and friends enjoying the bay breeze. During the consistently warmer months, the outdoor cabana bar and live music on the waterfront stage are where the most action is found.

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You’ll think you’re lost...

Just minutes north of Seabrook in downtown La Porte

✦ Now Taking Valentine’s Reservations ~ Call & make reservations today!

CONTEMPORARY GRILL 

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SAT., FEB. 7 – NOON Gumbo Cook-Off Zydeco Music

BREAKFAST BUFFET Saturdays 8am-12pm • Sundays 8am -1pm SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT: 10% OFF

SAT. FEB. 21 – 5PM

SUPER BOWL VIEW PARTY

Bring Your Beads •Live Music

Mardi Gras Parade

View on big screen; Food & drink specials

HOT & SPICY CRAWFISH: JAN 9

15% Off

HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM DAILY

NEW! Baked Oysters on Half Shell

Margaritas 99¢ Dom. Beer $1.75 Imports $2.25

101 Bath Ave. • Seabrook • 281-474-3474

LUNCH STARTING AT $4.99

your meal with this coupon. Not valid on breakfast buffet or with any other discounts. EXPIRES ON 2/31/09

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

HAPPY HOUR 11-7 M-F & ALL DAY SAT Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm • Friday 11am-10pm Saturday 8am-10pm • Sunday 8am-9pm

$2.99 HOUSE RITAS

SUN. BRUNCH COMING SOON!

LIVE MUSIC!! FRIDAYS 6:30-9:30 w/ Michael Stevens

WE CAN CATER ANY PARTY! BOOK NOW!

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Savory Soups to warm your Day What is it about soup that makes it so comforting? There’s nothing more satisfying on a chilly winter day than a serving of steamy, savory soup. If you’re craving something to hit the spot when the weather is cooler, head over to your closest eatery and order up a big tasty bowl of satisfying soup to warm your senses. ---------------------------------------

MAMACITA’S 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 • 281-332-5362 7325 Spencer Hwy • 281-476-9545 Caldo de Res is a favorite lunch item at Mamacita’s. This delightful treat is a homemade, fresh vegetable soup that is served with shank meat on the side and also comes with rice. ---------------------------------------

cluding Nabeyaki Udon, which is a Japanese noodle soup with egg, beef, chicken, vegetables and shrimp tempura. MASA SUSHI Udon is served in a giant bowl and can be eaten as an entree. ---------------------------------------

LA BRISA 4001 Hwy. 146 • 281-559-2415 If you think your mama makes good Chicken Soup, come in and try La Brisa’s. Their blend of large chunks of chicken, chicken broth and veggies like zucchini and squash, will make your tummy happy. ---------------------------------------

T-BONE TOM'S 707 Hwy. 146 • 281-334-2133

MEDITERRANEO MEDITERRANEO 18033 Upper Bay Rd. • 281-333-3180 The Lentil Soup’s ingredients include red lentil, carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, olive oil, cumin all mixed together, then pureed into a creamy delicious texture. "The coming together of the these natural and fresh flavors makes it, not only tasty, but healthy as well," said Mediterraneo owner Magdy Kotb. ---------------------------------------

LAS HACIENDAS 1020 NASA Rd. 1 • 281-557-3500 The Beef and Vegetable Soup at Las Haciendas will warm you right up on a cold winter’s day. Ingredients include corn on the cob, celery, carrots, potatoes, zucchini and of course, beef. Served with rice and tortillas. ---------------------------------------

MASA SUSHI 977 NASA Pkwy. • 281-486-9888 Masa Sushi offers several tasty soups, in-

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If gumbo is what you are craving, try the Gumbo Chicken and Sausage at T-Bone Tom’s, served by the cup or the bowl. Homestyle cajun recipe that tastes just like Mama made it. -------------------

TEQUILA BOOM’S

offered by this restaurant is unrivaled. "The most Mexican and popular (with Americans) is the Posole," said Owner Margarita Bettencourt. Posole is a pork loin broth with hominy, dry chile pods (cascabel and guanjillo), and oregano among other spices. It's served with a side lime wedges and finely chopped cabbage, cilantro, onions and jalapenos to season to taste. "Posole is great for breakfast, dinner or anytime," Bettencourt said. "And goes great with tostadas and sour cream." Other soup options include Caldo de Rez, Caldo de Pollo, Black Bean soup, Tortilla Soup, Vegetable Soup and Potato Soup. ---------------------------------------

MAIN 101 101 E. Main • 281-480-4090 Owner Joe Bertuglia said his selections of soup are both delicious and aplenty. "Lobster Poblano Bisque is my favorite of all of them," he said. This original recipe created onsite by Chef Jose Salgado is made from slow simmered lobster. - Continued on Page 26

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER E PRIVATA V ILROOM A ABLE

LET US CAT YOUR PARTER Y!

KIDS EAT FREE!!

NEW! SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET

5pm-close. 10 yrs & younger.

$9.99 • 9AM-2PM

LUNCH SPECIALS

LUNCH RITAS

Monday nights.

3138 NASA Rd. 1 • 281-326-3999 This restaurant's claim to fame is its dedication to bringing true, authentic Mexican dishes to this area – more than most restaurants, while still offering Tex-Mex and American fare. Along with the Mexican tradition, the variety of Mexican soups

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11AM TO 2PM

HAPPY HOUR

WED NIGHT (5-9PM)

TUES. - ALL FROZENS $1.99

$5 PITCHERS COORS & MILLER $7 PITCHERS DOS XX

MON-FRI 2-7PM

3138 NASA Rd. 1 • Seabrook

281-326-3999 www.tequilabooms.com

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Sun-Thurs 7am-10pm Fri & Sat 7am-11pm


The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series CHEF DEVIN CORBETT VALENTINO’S SEAFOOD New Location! 1503 W. Bay Area Blvd. • 281-332-2921 What’s your Background/Experience: I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston Culinary arts program. I have been working in the industry now for about six years. My love of food comes from being part of a big family. The oldest out of six children, we had a lot of different food experiences. I grew up with a Hispanic cultural influence from my grandfather and a Southern influence from my grandmothers side. My personal touch comes from the love of all Asian foods. So I like to make fusions of all the cultures I love combined. The Houston Chronicle recently gave us a very positive write up about our dishes in the dining section. Your Specialty: Because of my cultural influences, it would be hard to pin a name to my specialty. I personally like to mix the great food of the South, with Creole, Asian and Hispanic spices. I love to use fresh ingredients to make my own Gulf Coast cuisine.

Signature Dishes: My personal signature dish is called General Devo’s Lettuce Wraps. The name comes from my nickname, Devo, and the sauce that is kind of like a General Tso's sauce. Take chicken thigh meat chunks, toss in cornstarch, and deep fry ’til crunchy. Clean lettuce leaves (either romaine or iceberg) and keep on ice until ready. Toss the meat with sauteed peppers, onions and the chicken and place in the lettuce leaf. This dish is great because it is sweet, spicy, and cleansing all at the same time. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? I cook for great people every day. Their fame, or lack thereof, means nothing. They are great because they love good food, and that is what makes me the most happy. Please share 1 special cooking tip or technique for our readers: The best

cooking technique of all time, in my personal opinion, is braising. To do this, take a piece of tough meet, and season it. Heat a pan over high heat, add a little oil, and then sear the meat on both sides. Deglaze the pan with wine or stock, and fill up to 2/3 of the way up the sides of the meat. After that, cover and bake in the oven at mid-high temp. Cook for a couple of hours, or until meat is tender. By using this method, you can make any tough meat as tender as pudding, and full of flavor!

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 Daniel Green

Chef Michael Zhou

ChefJordanS.Tubig

Chef Robert Hicks

Babin’s Seafood House

South Shore Harbour Resort

Three Oaks Fine Wines

Masa Sushi Fusion

Clifton’s Seaside Diner

Space Center Houston

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Upper Bay Rd.

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NASA Rd. 1

Space Center Drive

FREE Wi Fi! Johnson Space Center

Gyros ~ Falafel ~ Hummus ~ Paella Kabobs ~ Moussaka ~ Grape Leaves Pastas (Shrimp, Pesto, Primavera) Segafredo Coffees ~ Baklava ~ Tiramisu

Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-9 pm • Fri & Sat 9 am-10 pm Closed Sundays Hilton

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Fajitas for 2 – $13.95

All Day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Only

your total food bill Must purchase $20 or more

Lunch specials from $3.50 Monday & Thursday only

Not Valid with fajitas for 2. Dine-in only. One coupon per table. Valid only Mon-Thurs. Not good for lunch or with any other discounts or specials. Expires 2/20/09.

www.donpicos.com Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm • Fri 11am-10pm • Sat Noon-10pm Pearland open Sun. only 11am-8pm

2110 Bay Area Blvd. (Behind Ashley’s Donuts) • 281-280-8081 | 9811 Broadway • Pearland • 713-436-6175

Come Experience Clear Lake’s Best Food & Margaritas! Lunch Specials Starting at $3.99! Monday-Friday 11am-3pm Wed. Chicken Fajitas for 2 - $13.99 Tues. Margaritas Specials (All Day) Sunday Fajitas for 2 - $15.99 Sat. & Mon. Draft Beer Specials (11-9)

Live Dance Music! Every Friday & Saturday 10pm-2am

Live International Salsa, Merengue Music & Dance Floor

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 11am-7pm Free Mini Buffet: 4-7pm Plus Drink Specials on: Haciendaritas, Ritas, Dom/Import & Beer on Tap

Free Ice Cream! Homemade Tortillas We cater all events!

Parrillada Ultima

Let us Cater Your Par ty

Separate Party Room Can Host 120 (at NASA location)

The ultimate meat lover’s dish: Beef and chicken fajitas, sausage, 2 quail, 4 shrimp brochettes and 4 ribs served alongside 2 poblano peppers, rice, charro beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas.

Feeds four......$65.99 Visit us at our other locations! FUQUA: 12933 Gulf Frwy. • 281-484-6888

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Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm • LIVE LATIN MUSIC THURS. 8pm-12am STAFFORD: 12821 Southwest Frwy. • 281-240-3060

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A Taste Of Space 2009 EPICUREAN EVENING AT SPACE CENTER HOUSTON Thursday, February 5 • 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Question: Where can you sample more than 40 different restaurants, bring the kids or a date, get entry into Space Center Houston, enjoy live entertainment with drinks included, all on one ticket? Answer: The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Epicurean Evening. The popular event will be held on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 to 9pm for food, fun and entertainment in a family friendly environment. This is the seventh year Epicurean will be held at Space Center Houston where there's something for everyone to do while sampling tastes from as many of the 40+ restaurant booths as one visits. Adult tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased from the Chamber office at 1201 NASA Parkway. Group discounts available.

Restaurant won the coveted “Out of this World” award. The winners for “Presentation of Food” were Luna at the Hilton (1st), Valentino’s Seafood (2nd) and Masa Sushi (3rd). The winners for “Creativity of Booth” were Mely’s (1st), Harbour Club (2nd) and Floyd’s Cajun Seafood (3rd). The winners for “Overall Showmanship” were Colosseum (1st), Cuisine of India (2nd) and The Aquarium (3rd). Mark your calendars and we will see you at the event!

Sponsors already on board as of press time include Five Star Sponsor JSC Federal Credit Union, Four Star Sponsor Visiting Angels, Living Assistance Services and media sponsor Bay Area Media Services (BAMS), publisher of The SCENE and Bay Runner magazines. “This is our seventh year sponsoring Epicurean Evening at Space Center Houston,” explained Bay Area Media Services co-founder John Ennis. “It is one of my favorite annual events and our staff looks forward to it every year. It is really fun to see how creative and competitive the restaurants get in regards to booth presentation and design.” Last year Mamacita’s Mexican

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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

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Served Mon-Fri 11am-4pm HOURS: Sun.-Thurs. 9am-10pm; Fri./Sat. 9am-11pm

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COME ENJOY

BREAKFAST EVERY DAY

Fajitas for 2 Tuesday $13.99

Enjoy Papa’s Especiales! & bring the kids for Free (Tues. only w/purchase of adult entree)

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NOW SERVING

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Mon-Fri • 2-6pm Large Margarita ..$3.99 Draft Beer ................$1.00 Well Drinks..............$2.00 Call Drinks ..............$3.00 Sat. (All Day): $1.99 Margaritas Tuesday - Friday • 11am-6pm $2.99 Margarita Special

SUN. FOOTBALL Drink Specials

MARGARITA MANIA RITAS 99¢ REGULAR ALL DAY MON.

New menu. New owners. Come “Sea” our changes and our view of Galveston Bay.

Crawfi swimm sh i in soonng !

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

281-339-(FISH) 3474

281-332-7474 20760 Gulf Frwy. • Webster

10 GRAND AVE. • BACLIFF

(in the Garden Ridge parking lot near Hooters)

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GALVESTON MARDI GRAS “Perpetuating the Spirit of Mardi Gras”

Zestival 2009

Supporting Galveston Charities since 1994

Your Headquarters For

“Be On the Trumpets Balcony” with Zkrewe SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Zestival I

Sat. 2/14/09

$75 ea

Pee Wee Bowen Band (4pm-Midnight)

• Beads • Throws • Masks • Boas • Wigs • Hats • Make-Up

Zestival II

Fri. 2/20/09

$50 ea

Live DJ (6pm-Midnight)

Zestival III

Sat. 2/21/09

$125 ea

Slags + Philadelphia Mummers (Noon-Midnight)

Price includes food, drink tickets, balcony, band, security, full bar, storage for beads. Restrooms. Beads available for purchase.

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2114 Seabrook Circle • 281-291-0707

Buy tickets online!! Info: 281-337-4606 www.ZKREWE.net

(In Seabrook, right off Hwy. 146 behind the Waffle House)

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN NEEDED!

THE CENTER OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE IS SEEKING

YOUNG HEALTHY WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 - 30

TO HELP A CHILDLESS COUPLE THROUGH EGG DONATION.

Selected candidates will receive up to $5000 compensation for time & travel.

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MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON January 25 – February 5, 2009 “suddenly sprang out from the bowels of the earth with torch lights, cars and horses” - a bystander’s description of one of the lavish Galveston parades of 1867

“lighting up the night with massive floats, costumed revelers throwing beads and trinkets, led by marching bands and masked men on horses” - a bystander’s description of one of the lavish Galveston parades of 2007 Ninety seven years old and going strong! Mardi Gras! Galveston continues the revelry born on the island in 1867. Galveston’s annual celebration offers a diverse entertainment schedule designed to feature the best of what the Island offers year ‘round adding a festive flair for pre-Lenten revelry. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and hard times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1984 and is bigger and better than ever. The largest celebration of its kind in this part of the United States, the event has grown in cultural creativity and imagination, showcasing lavish parades, galas worthy of royalty, original artwork, children’s activities, and Gulf Coast cuisine. Still led by prominent Galvestonians and their perspective krewes, the grandeur is evident in the dueling parades that range from whimsical daytime processionals to elaborate night parades lit for dramatic flair. The streets come to life with parade viewers screaming for beads, marching bands shaking the ground beneath them with the steady pound of drums and wail of horns, and the infectious frivolity that dominates this tiny island for two full weeks. Mardi Gras! Galveston, an annual

event hosted by the City of Galveston and coordinated by the Park Board of Trustees, is choreographed to entertain children of all ages. And entertain it does. More than thirteen parades and 50 galas, parties, pageants and events to choose from offer something for every budget and interest. Costume contests, pageants, and great entertainment abound. For families there is a beachfront carnival offering rides for all ages from carousel, ferris wheel and turning teacups, and more than 30 parades ranging from the lavish Momus Grand Night, Krewe of Gambrinus and Krewe of Aquarius; Krewe de Vroom (motorcycles), Fire truck Parade (area firefighters), Krewe of Barkus (children and their pets, sponsored by the Galveston Island Humane Society), Munchkin Parade (kid size floats with small fry bead throwers), and, NEW Bicycle Parade, and Truck Parade. All parades and events are held throughout the city and are free to the public. Family galas and pageants include the Annual Treasure Ball Pageant, benefiting Galveston Catholic Schools; Special Peoples Ball, benefiting Transitional Learning

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Center, and Royal Krewe of Barkus & Meow, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society. In addition, there is the over the top San Luis Costume Contest, and a plethora of black tie galas. - Continued on Page 23

approved decisions; and that Z Krewe would be rich in Mardi Gras traditions. Since 1994 Z Krewe has grown and is recognized as the Zaniest Mardi Gras Krewe in Galveston, Texas. Z has earned the respect and support of other non-profit organizations such as: Gulf Coast Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and Clean Galveston. - Continued on Page 23

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KREWES INTO KEMAH WEEKEND Fri., Feb. 20 - Happy Hour at Bakkhus Sat., Feb. 21 - Galloway Gallop Fun Run (www.thegallowayschool.org/events.php) Sat., Feb. 21 - Royal Ball aboard The Star Gazer in the 9th Annual Yachty Gras Boat Parade Sun., Feb. 22 - Krewe du Lac Kemah Truck Parade & Mardi Pardi at T Bone Tom’s Backyard

FAT TUESDAY Tue., Feb. 24 - Aquarius All Krewe Parade on The Strand in Galveston

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Krewe du Lac Kemah Christmas Pub Crawl Just before Christmas 75 members of the Krewe du Lac gathered together for a toy drive benefiting the Kemah Police Department’s favorite charity. The annual Kemah Mardi Gras • Cont. from pg 21 Galveston restaurants will prepare cuisine featuring fresh Gulf Coast seafood and the downtown entertainment district will come alive with live theater performances, and the best house bands in the state. Food and entertainment is exceptional on the Island and local chefs pull out all the stops to provide memorable Mardi Gras meals. For a first hand view of Mardi Gras past, don’t miss the Mardi Gras Museum, 2309 Ship’s Mechanic Row (409) 7655930, where exhibits include costumes, head dresses, and gala memorabilia from the past to the future. Island art galleries will host an exciting array of prominent local, regional and international artists from as far away as Paris and invite visi-

Christmas Pub Crawl ensued after the toy collection. Thanks to all who came and donated toys and money. Special thanks to the hosts including T-bone Tom’s, The

Terrace, D’Vine Wine, Monkey Bar, Bakkhus Taverna and Palapa’s. Check out the ad on the facing page to learn more about Krewe du Lac.

tors to explore at their leisure. In addition, there are antiques and plenty of shopping that can be found in the Historic Strand District, and the most significant historic architecture in the nation for enjoyment. The Strand houses the longest contiguous row of steel front buildings in the nation and the residential areas are abundant in Victorian architecture. With 32 miles of beach, Galveston Island is the perfect getaway; especially with the daily mild climate and easy travel maneuverability. The city has more than 4,000 hotel rooms, spas, and world class attractions available daily, rain or shine. If you

haven’t been to Galveston in the last year, you haven’t been to Galveston. Come to play, and stay! For event schedule, information and/or reservations go to: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Z Krewe • Cont. from pg 21 The Z Krewe celebrates Mardi Gras by a procession through the Mardi Gras entertainment district. The Zanies parade include horse and mule drawn carriages and wagons in Zanie revelry and music. Z Krewe is joined by the Bay Area Parrotheads. Catch Z best beads in Mardi Gras, specially minted doubloons and trinkets.

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By Peggy “Domino” Taylor An evening of space, arts and comedy are on the playbill for “An Evening with Elayne Boosler”, a benefit for The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake. This fun event will be at Space Center Houston in the IMAX Theater on February 22, 2009. Purchase your tickets early, this must-see event will sell out early. General admission tickets are $50 and premiere sitting tickets are $150. The premiere tickets include a seated dinner with co-hosts, Larry Dierker and Dayna Steele and seating at the IMAX Theater with a meet and greet with the funny woman Elayne Boosler after her performance.

Rodeo Art to Ride In for Annual Exhibit The Annual Exhibit of Rodeo Art at TAACCL, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, is an annual reminder that after a brand new year, that means the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is on the way. Bring out your cowboy boots and hats.

The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake still has sponsorships available and all the proceeds contribute to the community arts programs for our community and TAACCL. For information on this evening call Carol Wicklander at TAACCL at 281-3357777. Elayne Boosler is one of the busiest comedians on stage and screen, familiar to all of us with her comedy specials and years of appearances on all the top talk and variety shows. Elayne has played over 35,000 clubs and has had several comedy specials on Showtime. She has written and produced short films on Cinemax and has numerous Cable Ace Award nominations under her belt. Her political humor landed her also on CNN and a reoccurring role on The Larry King Show with his post election

roundtable discussions. Born in Brooklyn, NY., Elayne lives both on the left and right coast with her boxer dog named Shnuffy. Even with her busy entertainment schedule, her life’s work has been for animal rescue and advocacy for animals. Elayne formed a successful nonprofit foundations for animals, the Elayne Boosler’s Tails of Joy, www.talisofjoy.net. Her organization has helped fund over 50 animal rescue organizations and has been a high profile and effective advocate for cruelty cases and humane law. Catch this amazing woman’s com-

The Rodeo Art Exhibit is a juried event and is compiled of award winning art portraying the rodeo, livestock and western lifestyle from the students of Clear Lake ISD and Friendswood ISD. The exhibit will run January 15 through January 29. The opening reception is January 15 from 3:30 5:00 p.m. for elementary and 5 - 6:30 p.m. for secondary. There is no admission fee to the exhibit or the reception. TAACCL gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m - 2 p.m on Saturday. The center is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information on the exhibit or TAACCL, call 281-335-7777.

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January 17 - The Word Factory, 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, www.taaccl.org.

La Porte Library - 10:15 a.m. -Tuesdays, Story Time with Mr. Mark, 10:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. with Mr. D. onThursday - 3:15 p.m.After School Arts onWednesday, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net.

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January 6 & 20 - Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m.,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

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January 10 - Imagination Station - Children’s Art Program - This month’s program is Henry Moore ‘Clay Sculptures Fill the Space’. Free event.TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org. Library Story Times: Note: Several library schedules are currently changing, please call your local library for up to date scheduling. Library Story Times: Wednesdays

Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K) - 10:30 a.m., 2400 N .Meyer, Seabrook -Temporary in Seabrook Community House with storytelling by Mrs. Pearson everyThursday, 1210 Anders, Seabrook, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net.

Freeman Memorial Library - 10:15 a.m. Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday &Wednesday 11:15 a.m.ToddlerTime on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday - 1:15 p.m. Pre-SchoolTime on Monday &Tuesday - 6:30 p.m.- Children’s Chess Club on Monday. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net.

Helen Hall Library - 10:00 a.m.Toddlers on Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. Pre-K Story time on Thursday, 100W.Walker, League City, 281338-4860

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uary 22 - Open Mic Blues & Rock January 29 - Concert with Jando - Infiniti Music Series, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org.

THEATRE

January 16 - February 1 - Clear Creek CountryTheater“AndThenThereWere None” NASA Parkway,Nassau Bay,281-333-5228 www.clearcreekcountrytheatre.org

January - February - BayArea Harbour Playhouse - Register now for summer Drama Camp,Hwy.3,Dickinson -281-337-7469 www.harbourplayhouse.org

MUSEUMS

Armand Bayou Nature Center - OpenTuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8:00 a.m. -9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6:00 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Bay Area Museum -Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia. OpenTuesday - Sun-

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day, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org.

League City Historical SocietyWest Bay Common Museum - Open Monday - Friday. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281-554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org

Lone Star Flight Museum - Open Daily 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., 2002Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org . (The annual Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet and Awards will be rescheduled until after museum and aircraft repairs are completed.) Texas City Museum - OpenTuesday - Sunday 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-643-5799, www.texas-citytx.org/Museumabout.htm.

Houston Museum of Natural Science - “The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story” Exhibit Exhibit open from the holidays until April 12, 2009.Ancient scrolls, object and artifacts. “BodyWorks 2” Exhibit open until February 22, 2009. One Herman Circle, Houston. Log on for specific exhibit times, www.hmns.org.

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To appear onThe SCENE’s Bay Area Cultural Arts Calendar or to update new schedules of art events and meetings e-mail DominoTaylor at dominotaylor@yahoo.com.

The Grand's GRAND Re-Opening & Birthday Celebration

Hurricane Ike roared ashore on September 13th and upstaged Steve Tyrell as the opening act for The Grand 1894 Opera House’s 2008-2009 “Signature Season.” Billed as Galveston Island’s “most destructive” hurricane since The Great 1900 Storm, “Ike” forced a postponement of The Grand’s season until January 3, 2009.The 2008-2009 “Signature Season” – it’s Recovery and Reopening – is now set to kick off with a “grand” 114th birthday open house Saturday, January 3rd, from 10am-2pm. Learn more at http://www.thegrand.com.

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More than 250,000 people attend Mardi Gras! Galveston each year to experience the party of a lifetime as the island comes alive with 11 extravagant parades, more than 50 galas, and festive events including bead throwing, exhibits, live entertainment in local clubs, and the best cuisine the Gulf Coast has to offer. The annual event is one of the most popular in Texas and is rich in history, celebration, and people watching. This year’s festivities - the 98th celebration of Mardi Gras in Galveston since 1867 - will take place February 13-24, 2009. The poster competition is open to anyone who wishes to submit a design. It

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should include the Deadline for submission is words “Mardi Gras! January 30, 2009. Entries Galveston 2009”. The should be delivered to the winning design will Galveston Island Convention celebrate the spirit of and Visitors Bureau, c/o community evident in Melody Smith, 2504 Church Galveston following Street, Suite 200, Galveston, the devastation TX 77550, and should inGalveston Arts Center wreaked by Hurriclude name of artist, contact 2127 The Strand, Galveston, TX information (including adcane Ike. Designs 77550-1693, • 409-763-2403 dress, phone number and emust be original works of art suitable mail address) and a brief for printing in a poster format. All submiscurrent resume. The winning design will sions will become the property of the be chosen by members of the Galveston Galveston Arts Center and the Galveston community. A portion of the proceeds Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. raised from the sale of posters will benefit The winning artist must agree to assign the effort to re-create the Galveston Arts the copyright to GAC/GCVB and attach Center. no other restrictions to the use of the For information, please contact Alexanimage. The winning design will be used dra Irvine at 409.763.2403 or alex@galveto promote Mardi Gras! Galveston, includ- stonartscenter.org. ing but not limited to posters, brochures, advertisements, and websites.

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Plan to enjoy the next year and to submerse yourself in culture. This year looks to be one for the history books. Will you remember where you were or what you were wearing? Even in these times of change, fashion still reminds us of where we have been, and where we are heading. I see many lines returning to the timeless beauty of belted pants, tailored jackets and golden high heels. Right now is not the time to dive into ultra high tech, futuristic styles. This is not the time of high-decadence, but instead, softness, pared-down and precise. Luxury is understated but still flourishes among the wealthy, although one of any penny can add ladylike extras and high polish.

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Gone are the trampy short skirts, low-waisted pants with thongs hanging out. In come old-school glamour, pencil skirts, gloves and floaty flirty fabrics and dresses. I picture Valentino meets Versace. Accessories of the season include clutch bags and tiny handbags of bright colors. Large hand bags should be of the black or white variety. Snakeskin is IN! Christian Louboutin carries the most enviable of python heels ever! Don’t be afraid to wear snake skin on a coat or on a handbag. Or don a hat, a knit beret, or even a trapper-style hat! These hats skirted down the runway of Dolce Gabbana this season. Micheal Kors has sent his best collection in years down the runway with all camel-hair balmacaans, pencil thin silk floral sheaths and cashmere twinsets. Even Versace who is still designed by the eccentric Donatella Versace had an unembellished, pared-down simplicity. The biggest nod to luxury comes in the form of a trio of furs decorating a shaggy black swing coat worn over a cocktail dress of sequins. Chanel displayed some multi-faceted precis that emcompasses Empire gowns, flamenco skirts topped of with pink Chanel carrier bags. This upcoming season proves to be one where we take stock of the year and dress accordingly.

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* = Damaged and not yet open following Hurricane Ike 1. Bakkhus Taverna Greek..........605 6th Street • Kemah 2. Baja Party Bar ..............................1055 Bay Area Blvd. 3. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina......19431 Gatebrook Dr. 4. Bikini Beach..................1025 W NASA Rd. 1 (@ I-45) 5. Burger House, The ................600 6th Street (Kemah) 6. Cactus Grill ..............................16580 El Camino Real 7. Classic Cafe • Seabrook ..................2511 NASA Rd 1. 8. Clifton’s Seaside Diner ....................10 Grand Avenue *9. Club 21 ....................2102 Postoffice St. (Galveston) 10. Club Classic ....2513 NASA Parkway (on The Water) 11. Cock-Eyed Seagull ................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 12. Cork Wine Bar ..................19325 Gulf Freeway Ste 7 13. Cullen’s American Grille ....11500 Space Center Blvd. 14. Cullen’s Live ......................11500 Space Center Blvd. 15. Doc’s Upper Deck ................18301A Egret Bay Blvd. 16. Don Julio’s Seabrook ................2900 E. NASA Pkwy 17. Don Julio’s................................1804 FM646, Suite F 18. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ............2110 Bay Area Blvd. 19. Don Pico’s - Pearland........9811 Broadway (FM518) 20. D’Vine Wine ................609 Bradford Street (Kemah) 21. Esteban’s Cafe and Cantina ........402 W. Main Street 22. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ........20760 Gulf Frwy 23. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill................4449 NASA Rd. 1 24. Green Parrot ......22323 Bayshore Dr. (San Leon) * 25. Ginger’s Coastal Eatery....2007 East Bayshore

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In anticipation of the holidays, the Accociation of Business and Professional Women (ABPW) gathered for their annual “Stuff the Bag Party.” Each year, ABPW members donate toiletry items and then fill gift bags to donate to local shelters such as the Bay Area Turning Point and to the Bridge Over Troubled Waters. More than 25 local female business owners gathered at the home of Carolyn Hibbard (of Star Toyota) to fill more than 250 bags. To learn more about these two shelters, go to www.bayareaturningpoint.org and www.the bridgeovertroubledwaters.org

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ABOVE: Photos taken at the Bay Area Turning Point’s Christmas Market and Luncheon at Bay Oaks Country Club. BELOW: Photos are from the Interfaith Caring Ministries Fashion Show and Luncheon at South Shore Harbour Resort.

During a recent client appreciation luncheon, Priscilla Ennis (at right) raised $3,000 in donations for Bay Area Habitat for Humanity. BAHFH Executive Director Wendy Gorie was there to accept the donations. For more information about this organization, visit www.bahfh.org

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Hoger is coming off an impressive 17-second first-round TKO of Jason Dolloff in the WCF last September. Hoger was born in Alaska and has a degree in political science from Louisiana State University where he founded the LSU BJJ team. He currently lives in Houston where he opened Miletich Fighting Systems Houston (MFSH) in May 2008.

the sport.” Come out the Pasadena Convention Center to see if Ivey, who is known to roll right into a leg lock on occasion can submit Hoger. Either way, it is going to be an exciting fight.

Hoger’s opponent Jonathan Ivey is not nearly as wellknown among new, mainstream MMA fans, but he has a cult following among the hardest of hard core fans. Ivey has 63 official fights on his record including matches all over the world and against MMA legends and UFC veterans such as Dan Severn, Jeremy Horn, Ricco Rodriguez, Travis Wiuff, Jake O’brien, Ben Rothwell, Justin Eilers and Travis Fulton. According to Landry, Ivey holds the MMA record for the most victories via heel hook. Although verifying that kind of statistic proved difficult, 22 of his 27 victories (81.48%) have come via submission and his last nine submission victories have included a keylock, an armbar, a guillotine, a kneebar, two chokes and three heel hooks. Jonathan Ivey. Courtesy photo.

According to Ivey, he trained only two days before his first professional fight. “I met a guy on a Wednesday who taught me a guillotine choke and a key lock,” explained Ivey. “That weekend I won the fight by guillotine choke in 44 seconds.” It was a fight against MMA legend Jeremy Horn back in 1999 when Ivey realized he needed to step up his training some to compete at the top level. “I was training to fight him (Horn) for the Hook N Shoot Title,” Ivey said. “He was training with Matt Hughes and Pat Miletich, and I’m training with Joe Schmoe the redneck who watches UFC. It was good to see how real athletes train for

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Urban Rumble III • Continued From Page 37 Although past Urban Rumbles have included some very spirited boxing matches, including John Rarden’s victory over Marcus Brashears at URC II, Landry believes the shows lost a little momentum with the transition from MMA fight to boxing match and back to MMA fight. And Landry, who also runs the MMA Syndicate which has gained a solid reputation for producing shows for other fight organizations in the region, is all about putting on a great show and giving the fans what they want. So gone is boxing and the ring. Entering is a spectacular fight card with a main event that will have knowledgeable MMA fans from

all over the country coming to town to see Sam “Alaskan Assassin” Hoger take on Jonathan “Big” Ivey.

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Hoger is known nationally because of his appearance on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show which is widely credited with helping Mixed Martial Arts reach the mainstream level of popularity it now enjoys. While Hoger’s most memorable moment on the show was the “Swag-Gate” scandal when he was accused of stealing shirts, beanies and other UFC gear from his cast mates on the show, there is no doubting his skills in the cage. He is a black belt in Karate and Tae Kwon Do and enrolled in his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) class at 14 years old. Hoger got eliminated on the TUF show by the eventual winner and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin. But he surprised everyone by defeating former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and Pride veteran Bobby Southworth on the show’s live finale.

Sam Hoger, left, in a pre-UFC 67 stare down with Lyoto Machida. Courtesy photo.

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Hoger would go on to fight a Who’s Who of fighters in the UFC including current Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and top contenders Lyoto Machida and Stephan Bonner among others. - Continued on Page 35

Anderson Silva

THE SCENE’s MMA Top 10 Pound For Pound List

Anderson Silva is such a stud that I seriously FIGHTER COUNTRY WEIGHT ORGANIZATION considered putting him at No. 1 and No. 2 fol1. Anderson Silva ..............Brazil ....185 ..........UFC lowing the win in his step up to 215 against James Irvin last year. His strange victory over 2. Georges St. Pierre ......Canada ..170 ..........UFC Patrick Cote had me thinking otherwise. Fedor 3. BJ Penn..........................USA......170 ..........UFC Emelianenko looked scary good against Tim 4. Fedor Emelianenko ......Russia....235 ......Affliction Silvia in his first fight in years at Affliction: 5. Rashad Evans ................USA......205 ..........UFC Banned. I am most interested to see what he 6. Miguel Torres..................USA......135..........WEC does against Andre Arlovski this month at Affliction: Day of Reckoning. I’m equally excited to 7. Frank Mir ........................USA......250 ..........UFC see BJ Penn and Georges St. Pierre hook up this 8. LLyoto Machida ............Brazil ....205 ..........UFC month as well. Forrest Griffin and Kid Ya- 9. Antonio R. Nogueira ....Brazil ....230 ..........UFC mamoto drop from the list and Frank Mir and 10. Urijah Faber ................USA......140..........WEC Rashad Evans join it. - John Ennis

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Urban Rumble Championships (URC) III By John Ennis

January 24 • Pasadena Convention Center | MMA Only, No Boxing • In A Cage!

The Urban Rumble Championships (URC) is returning to the Pasadena Convention Center this month for the third promotion of the young fight league’s Jonathan Ivey history. The URC may be young, but the league appears to be heading in an upward direction which can’t be said of most MMA leagues that have appeared on the scene on both the national and regional levels as of late. Despite the popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), which is unquestionably the flagship fighting organization in MMA, the life span of most young organizations is only a fight card or two. Ask the Bay Area based International Extreme Fight Association (IXFA) which put on some great shows in Louisiana in 2007. Or Elite Xtreme Combat (Elite XC) which made history on May 31, 2008, with the first MMA event aired live in prime time on a major

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Sam Hoger American network (CBS) only to cease operations five months later. Or the publicallytraded International Fight League (IFL) which featured team-based MMA on national TV before ending operations on July 31, 2008. But the URC enters its third card with its top promotion to date featuring a great fight card and some exciting changes. “The biggest difference is that the entire card will be Mixed Martial Arts,” URC President David Landry said. “There will be no boxing on the card and the fighting will be in a cage and not a ring like in our first two promotions.” - Continued on Page 36

Chris Reed is ready to fight! The League City city administrator has become an exciting MMA fighter known on the Internet and in fighting circles as the “Celtic Tiger.” Reed originally kept his fighting on the “down low” because of his job as League City’s top employee. But the word is out and last year the former paratrooper and assistant police chief was awarded the Katana Cage Fighting Light Heavyweight Title Belt at the Equi-Knocks” event in Corpus Christi. Much to Reed’s disappointment, he won the belt by default because former professional hockey player Geoff “The Enforcer” Bumstead backed out of the title fight. Reed was then to fight in the Urban Rumble Championships III before it was postponed following Hurricane Ike. But the wait is over as Reed will fight Pasadena policeman Chad Cook at the URC III this month. See URC III preview on this page.

Upcoming MMA Calendar

1/10 ....Extreme Knockout KO2 ..........The Gym, 2922 Galleria Dr. (Arlington, Texas) 1/24 ....Urban Rumble II ..............................................Pasadena Convention Center 2/20 ....SWC St. Valentine’s Day Massacre ................Richardson Convention Center National Events

1/17..UFC 93 Franklin vs Henderson (PPV) 1/24 ..Affliction: Day of Reckoning (PPV) 1/25 ..WEC Live: Varner vs Cerrone (VS)

1/31 ......UFC 94 St-Pierre vs Penn (PPV) 2/07..UFC Fight Night Lauzon vs Franca (SPIKE) 2/21..UFC 95 Stevenson vs Sanchez (PPV) 3/07..UFC 96 Liddell, Jardine & TBA (PPV)

Where do you watch the UFC? Let us suggest a few places we like: Doc’s Upper Deck (18301A Egret Bay Blvd.), Joel’s Ugly Dawg (3612 W. Main, League City), Baja Party Bar (1055 Bay Area Blvd.) and Palapa’s (608 6th St., Kemah).

Much to the displeasure of their wives, The SCENE’s Mixed Martial Arts section is edited by John Ennis, shown at left defending a submission attempt, and Mike Taylor, pictured at right demonstrating a solid chin. Although both are quick to admit they prefer co-ed grappling over exchanging strikes with guys in their weight class, they are committed to providing the Texas coast with the best coverage of both local and international Mixed Martial Arts.

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Billy Parrish @ The Tree House

SCENE editor Betsey Ennis mentioned that one of the late Jim Shortt's favorite places was The Tree House and suggested we drop in for a visit. We did and found out why -(1) People will always remember how much Jim loved arranging benefits for local worthy causes and earlier that day, the folks at the Treehouse had just wrapped up a successful event. (2) We obviously knew Jim loved the music and this evening Billy Parrish was playing. Parrish is amongst the best in his class of guitar playing modern day minstrel entertainment in the area. Billy passed along several great Jim Shortt stories throughout the evening and friendly conversation with the people there gets us to the third point (3) The area has many great places for live music and entertainment but not many neighborhood bars. The Treehouse, in our mind, is a neighborhood bar. No wonder why Jim liked the place.

ment. We should be able to get here by water sometime in 2009 as the boat channel project presses along. ------------------------The duo of Rick Valente and Roger Wayne Bailey added bassman Joe Hamil-

ton to the team at Cork Wine Bar. We've been enjoying watching these guys gel in 2008. Catch this rising act in 2009.

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IKE FEST II continued

All Photos by Andy Eng

A note from the Galveston Bay Area Musicians Alliance (GBAMA) The Galveston Bay Area Musicians Alliance (GBAMA), in partnership with the Musicians Benevolent Society of Houston, thanks the numerous volunteers and organizations for volunteering and supporting fundraisers IkeFest, League City’s Holiday in the Park, and IkeFest II. The three combined events brought in excess of $8,500 and will be used to purchase musical equipment for musicians who lost theirs in Hurricane Ike. Special thanks to Betsey and John Ennis, Andy Eng and staff at The SCENE Magazine for advertising and covering all three events. Thanks also to Alicen Newman and John Prince from KILT-FM for their support of IkeFest I and II. GBAMA also thanks Danny D’s Guitar Hacienda, Nitelife Entertainment, www.kemahcitylimits.com , Performance Sound & Light, Big

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GBAMA members preforming at League City’s Holiday in the Park. Andy Eng photo.

GBAMA would not exist without the numerous volunteers that have donated time, product and services for the fundraisers. It is through their hard work and commitment that musicians that lost equipment in Hurricane Ike are now having their equipment replaced and/or repaired using money collected for these fundraisers. We applaud these volunteers and the difference they have made in the lives and dreams of so many.

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IKE FEST II benefitting Bay Area Musicians

Fresh from a successful IkeFest I in November, IkeFest II was last month in the San Leon/Bacliff area. The event was packed with the area residents, several in transit or homeless situations still. Proceeds to date began making its way replacing musicians' gear wasted from the waters. An entire platoon of United States Marines were needed to handle the mountains of gifts to Toys for Tots. Hosting IkeFest II were Bob and Katie Emmons and the gracious staff at Katie's Bar along with the many volunteers. Internationally acclaimed Thrill Hill and the Real Deal closed out the evening on the outdoor patio while Billy Bourbon played the indoor stage. Also performing were Dave Nevling & the Blues Kats, Benny Brasket, Andy & the Dreamsicles, Terry Rogers, Abrahams Tree, Slide Effect, Cymblem, End Game, Snake Charmers, Tom Rogers, and KILT’s John Prince as MC. Stay tuned as the GBAMA team begins to move into Galveston. - Andy Eng

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Loose Notes by Andy Eng The Bodacious Tatas return! With Bodacious Tatas the band recovered from their bout with Hurricane Ike and lead guitarist/vocalist Chris Elliott back to his typical roaring form, the Tatas gave the Cockeyed Seagull holiday crowd a treat worth waiting for. Sal with his usual grooving bass had full reign of the venue while and the percussion duo of Bryan & Holly are the best at playing off each other that I've seen. All together, the Bodacious Tatas are among my favorite bands bringing their unique touch to favorite covers and originals. -------------------------We caught Eleventh Hour for the first time in 2008 at Club Classic. They have the fun and talent to keep a full house very well entertained and will catch them again in 2009. -------------------------The Green Parrot is back on the map and running following the mess left by Ike. This month saw the return of local favorites including Mama Cass, Slide Effect, Zach Tate, Abraham's Tree and Outlaw X (pictured). Check out the Green Parrot's entertainment schedule for their upcoming January line-up.

piece group lead by brothers Sonny and Dick and Jones (vocals & drums) feature a brass section (John Goode - Trumpet, Bobby Guess - Trombone, Mike Lothen Sax), sizzling licks from guitarist Tom Bryan, smooth keys by Mike Fischer and anchored with Steve Redman at bass. You like a little rock with your boogie? These guys will take you there with a sound around Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Motown, Chicago and classic rock. You won't American Boogie find these guys on a small stage and in January, can catch American Boogie at R&R Sports Bar and Heads & Tails. Do it -- It's good for the soul! -------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------New Local Band Alert! When word started spreading that American Boogie was starting to play out we knew we needed to catch one of their shows and that we did at Heads -nTails. Wow! A full eight

2008 brought about a lineup change to the Full Throttle band. We ran down this newly rewired band at Mother’s Pub and call it good to go. You'll catch them in 2009 at all the usual places. - Continued on Page 38

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2008 Texas Buzz Music Awards @ Scout Bar A powerfully raw and energetic evening of Alternative/Industrial Rock played out as Scout Bar hosted the 2008 Texas Buzz Music Awards. The Buzz’s Zakk United emceed the event. Performances by IH5 (Corpus Christi), NeverSet (Dallas), and Trust Co. (Austin) did not let down the packed house paying tribute to this year's winners. This year, the winners include: 1) BEST NEW BAND - The Gold Sounds, 2) BEST IN HOUSTON - Melovine, 3) BEST IN AUSTIN Electric Touch, 4) BEST IN DALLAS - Neverset, 5) BEST SCOUT PERFORMANCE OF 2008 The Last Place You Look, 6) Drunkest Band in Texas - "iH5" of Corpus Christi.

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SCOUT BAR: AT THE CENTER OF THE TEXAS MUSIC SCENE SCOUT BAR ENTERS 2009 WITH THREE LOCATIONS & A MUST STOP FOR BANDS TOURING TEXAS BY JOHN ENNIS Billy Gibbons makes an unexpected appearance to jam with Billy Bob and the Boxmasters at Scout Bar.

The SCENE is the original Scout Bar. Although the venue is located in Webster, it has served as Ground Zero of live Rock performances in Houston since opening in 2004. On this night, Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters are well into their second, encore set when Texas rock legend Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top fame takes the stage, guitar in hand, to jam with the band making an already-memorable Scout show historic to those in attendance. Scout Bar has gained a reputation nationally as one of the hottest rock venues for both up-and-coming bands and established acts looking for a change of pace from playing huge concert halls and arenas. Locally, Scout has developed a reputation for spoiling area music lovers by bringing acts one would not expect to Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her band Wicked Wisdom at Scout Bar.

himself as a founding member of The Hunger. The Hunger, which started out in a local garage, went on to achieve commercial success including national record deals and Billboard hits. In 2008 Wilson took the hit that is the Scout Bar concept and opened new locations in San Antonio and Beaumont.

perform in Clear Lake or in such an intimate, up-close and personal venue. Mega rock group Papa Roach is a prime example. At a time when the group was selling out football stadiums, they selected Scout Bar as one of only a few “smaller” clubs from across the country to play to promote their latest release, “The Paramour Sessions.” They had such a great experience playing Scout they returned the following year to play a free concert as part of a promotion Scout did with 94.5 FM (The Buzz). “This has exceeded my expectations,” explained Scout owner and operator Thomas Wilson. “I’m getting calls from bands I never thought would play our club.”

Similar to with the original flagship, the new Scout Bars provide a mix of established national, regional and local bands. Wilson knows the importance of supporting local music and hosts showcases at the new venues similar to The Texas Buzz Shows in cooperation with 94.5 FM every Sunday here in Clear Lake. Starting January 8, the “Home Grown Local Show” featuring three bands from Texas with a live remote on Big Dog 106 FM will move to Thursday nights at Scout Bar Beaumont. In San Antonio the “Texxas Traxx” shows are hosted by Randy Bonillas of 99.5 KISS FM every Sunday night. Check out www.scoutbar.com for a complete line-up for all three venues.

Wilson is no stranger to the rock scene

SCOUT LOCATIONS

Scout Bar - Houston 18307 Egret Bay Blvd Houston, TX 77058 THE SCENE

Scout Bar - San Antonio 19314 US Hwy 281 N, Suite 110 San Antonio, TX 78259 47

Scout Bar - Beaumont 240 Crockett St Beaumont, TX 77701 JANUARY 2009


SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender COURTNEY 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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COCK-EYED SEAGULL

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

How Long have you worked there: 1 1/2 years.

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

Signature drink: Jager Bomb Best Tip: $200 in my pant's from dancing on the bar :)

Cactus Grill

In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? Bitchy, controlling, fiesty, fun & loyal

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What I love about bartending: S**t talking. . .& drinking

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

Favorite thing about the Bay

Area? Cockeyed Seagull Hobbies: Shooting Jager Bomb's and causing trouble Other than your own, what other profession would you like to attempt? Running a donkey show in Mexico What profession would you NOT like to attempt? Being the participant in the donkey show in Mexico Who inspires you? My friends. . .Cuz they luv me

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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. Now Open!!!

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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Cock-Eyed SEAGULL

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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: Specials on Tap Beer, Margaritas (including Haciendaritas), Domes tic/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 $3.50 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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3505 HWY. 146 • BACLIFF, TX ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP (HWY 146 & REPPERT ST, 2 MILES SOUTH OF KEMAH) TUESDAY: ISIS KARAOKE 7-11PM THURS: KARAOKE W/ CLIFF’S 9-1AM

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

$2 DOMS, $2 WELLS

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

DRINK SPECIALS NIGHTLY 6PM - CLOSE

1/2 ......................AJ Company 1/3 ........................Jerk Water 1/4 ..........................Rick Lee 1/9......................James Reese 1/10 ....................JJ Dynomite 1/11 ..................Abraham’s Tree 1/16 ......................Bad Habits 1/17 ......................Billy Boron 1/18....................Odd Man Out 1/23 ......................AL WHITE 1/24 ......................Magazine 1/25 ....................Lawst Dogz 1/30 ......................The Sharks 1/31 ................Barrel Ramblers 2/1 ....Guppies from Outer Space 2/6....................Billy Bourbon 2/7 ....................JJ Dynomite

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)

OPEN 7 DAYS

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

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WE’RE OPEN! COME SEE US! OPEN TUESDAY-SUNDAY

Tues-Thurs 11am-11pm • Fri 11am-2am Sat Noon-2am • Sun. Noon-9pm

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

LIVE BANDS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS 1/23 ....Whiskey Saints 1/24 ..................TBA 1/30 ....A.J. & Company 1/31 ..........Slide Effect 2/6..............Jerkwater 2/7 ..........Full Throttle

1/2............Lawst Dogz 1/3 ..........Mama Cass 1/9............Slide Effect 1/10 ..........Mama Cass 1/16 ........Full Throttle 1/17 ..........Mama Cass

Good Food!! Great Bands!! Come Join the Fun!! chicken fried steak and pork chops are back! JOIN US FOR LUNCH AND DINNER WITH A DELICIOUS MENU TO CHOOSE FROM.

$1 draft beer all day everyday with a full bar and great frozen margaritas.

LOCATED ON THE SAN LEON PENINSULA

2233. E. BAYSHORE DRIVE • SAN LEON FOR TAKE-OUT, CALL 281-339-1392

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SCENE EVENTS

Featured Event:

Bikini Calendar Model Search Hosted by the Urban Rumble Championships (URC)

Thursday, January 8 @ Cockeyed Seagull The Urban Rumble Championships (URC) Fight League and the Cockeyed Seagull will be looking for Houston Hottest ladies to star in a special, limited release 2009 Bikini Calendar. Come out to the Cockeyed Seagull on Thursday January 8 for a night of fun and excitement. This event will serve as a Pre-Party for the Urban Rumble Championships III held on January 24 at the Pasadena Convention Center (see ad on page 34).

COCKEYED SEAGULL 1010 Nasa Parkway 281-335-5400

Stripper’s Lie Birthday Celebration Monday, January 19 DECK BAJA PARTY BAR

Bikini Judges include former The Ultimate Fighter cast member and UFC veteran Sam “Alaskan Assassin” Hoger, Katana Cagefighting Champion Chris Reed “The Celtic Tiger” and SCENE Publisher John Ennis.

Mambo Jazz Kings Saturday, January 24

Featured Performance: THE FAB 5

CULLEN’S LIVE

Saturday, January 31 Cullen’s Live

WIN DINNER FOR 2

Born from a desire to recreate the spirit and enthusiasm of the British Invasion and America's subsequent retaliation, The Fab 5 is a Houston-based tribute band performing the greatest hits of THE BEATLES and many more! With their timeless tunes, ‘60s period Beatles suits and Carnaby Street Fashions, Hofner, Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Live In Concert at CULLEN’S LIVE Ludwig vintage Beatles instruments, authentic VOX tones, style and humor representative of the times packaged in tight, production based performances, The Fab 5 have gained recognition as a leader in the fun-oldies tribute market. They are not only a highly regarded Beatles Tribute Band, but considered one of the best 60s cover bands in the nation. The Fab 5 have had the good fortune to share the stage with such acts as The Beach Boys, Peter Noone & Herman's Hermits, The Turtles, The Temptations, Johnny Rivers, Three Dog Night, Tommy James & The Shondells, America, Chubby Checker, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Little Richard, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and many more over the years. Come out to Cullen’s Live on Saturday, January 31 and check out the group for yourself.

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just for becoming our friend at myspace.com/thescenemag

Black Stone Cherry Sunday, February 1 SCOUT BAR

JANUARY 2009


the We have ffs o y a l P L F N

“Best Raw & Smoked Oysters Anywhere!”

25 Plasma TVs to watch your favorite game!

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP Fri 1/2..............................Echoz (8pm-12am) Sat 1/3 ..................Dave Nevling (8pm-12am) Sun 1/4........................Tom Rodgers (4-8pm) Tues 1/6............Open Mic Night (8pm-12am) Wed 1/7 ..........Roger Wayne Bailey (6-10pm) Thurs 1/8 ................Slide Effect (8pm-12am) Fri 1/9..................Mambo Kings (8pm-12am) Sat 1/10 ....................Undesided (8pm-12am) Sun 1/11 ....................Tom Rodgers (4-8pm) Tues 1/13..........Open Mic Night (8pm-12am) Wed 1/14........Roger Wayne Bailey ( 6-10pm) Thurs 1/15..............Slide Effect (8pm-12am) Fri 1/16 ....................Live Music (8pm-12am) Sat 1/17 ................Back Sliders (8pm-12am) Sun 1/18 ....................Tom Rodgers (4-8pm) Tues 1/20 ........Roger Wayne Bailey (6-10pm) Wed 1/21 ................Slide Effect (8pm-12am)

EVERY SUNDAY ’TIL 7PM $2 Bloody Marys & Mimosas

Thurs 1/22..............Slide Effect (8pm-12am) Fri 1/23 ..............Mambo Kings (8pm-12am) Sat 1/24 ....................Undesided (8pm-12am) Sun 1/25 ....................Tom Rodgers (4-8pm) Tues 1/27..........Open Mic Night (8pm-12am) Wed 1/28 ........Roger Wayne Bailey (6-10pm) Thurs 1/29..............Slide Effect (8pm-12am) Fri 1/30 ....................Live Music (8pm-12am) Sat 1/31 ................Back Sliders (8pm-12am)

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Sun 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


La Dolce Vino A CASUAL WINE BAR

L a D o l ce Vi n o ❄ Wkine Club icks o in Januarff y!

❄ ❄ Tuesday-Friday 4-7 Saturday 12-7

❄ Sunday Brunch 11-2 ❄

❄ Wishing e n Ev e r y o y ❄ a Happ ar! N e w Ye

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS ❄ Nightly Dinner Specials Wed-Sat ❄

JOIN NO W!

COMING SOON: Wine Tasting Events!

Call or come see us for details

281-724-9703 www.ladolcevino.net

3202 MARINA BAY DR. KEMAH TX 77565


FREE Trip To Vegas Every Friday January 19

January 30

STRIPPERS LIE

MARTI GRAS MANIA PARTY!

drummer Dwaynes birthday!

Big Screen TVs 18 Big Screen TVs Big Screen TVs SUNDAY

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Wells, Calls and Domestic Bottles

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$1.25 Drinks Wells, Calls and Domestic Bottles

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$1.25 Drinks Wells, Calls and Domestic Bottles

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$1.25 Drinks Wells, Calls and Domestic Bottles

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TUESDAY

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$1.25 Drinks WEDNESDAY

UPCOMING UFC ACTION: UFC 93 ........FRANKLIN VS. HENDERSON ....1/17/09

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plus Steak Ladies Night Trip to Vegas Night

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plus Steak Ladies Night Trip to Vegas Night

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plus Steak Ladies Night Night Trip to Vegas

Mr & Ms Hard Body Contest • Power Hour 9-10pm

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$1.25 Drinks

LIVE MUSIC & BIG ASS BEER

Big Screen TVs

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$2 FAJITAS & $2 MARGARITAS

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$2 Tuesdays

Big Screen TVs

JAGER DAZE $2 JAGERS & $5 PITCHERS

January 2009

Monday: JAGER DAZE 3 $2 Jagers $5 pitchers $1 Tuesday: $2 TUESDAYS Baja $2 Fajitas & Margaritas

Bombs

during power hour

10 $1 Baja Bombs

Wed: $1.25 DRINKS Wells, calls & dom bottles Thursday: LIVE MUSIC & TKB (Tappa Kegga Brew) Big ass beer night!

during power hour

Purchase glass & get $1.75 17 refills for dom draft & $2.75 for import draft. Keep the UFC 93 glass. Steak Night (free steak $1 Baja w/purchase of 2 drinks) Bombs during power hour

Friday: LADIES NIGHT.

24 $100 Cash & Diamond drop $1 Baja Bombs during power hour

where one lucky lade will receive a real diamond. 94.5 The BUZZ in house. Power hour for 10 to 11pm with $1 Baja bombs.

31 UFC 94 Saturday: MR & MS $1 Baja HARD BODY CONTEST Bombs

during power hour

Power hour from 9 to 10 pm with $1 Baja Bombs

UFC 94..............ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2 ..........1/31/09 UFC 95 ........2SANCHEZ VS. STEVENSON ......../21/09

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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

Text “Baja” to 281-435-3543 to get on our VIP List


A HAPPY NEW YEAR STARTS RIGHT HERE!

UFC! We have all the Fights!

Top 5 New Year s’ Resolutions at PALAPA’s :

UFC 93 – 1/17

1. Eat Less 2. Drink More 3. Hang at PALAPA’s 4. Ride Motorcycle 5. Chase Wild Women Your Super Bowl Headquarters

UFC 94 – 1/31

Franklin VS Henderson St. Pierre VS Penn 2

Now Hiring Experienced Bartenders

E ONLY H T E V A H E W A IN P A L A P D E T HEA TY! N U O C N O T S GALVE

Texas Trophy Hunters Association Wives Club Meets Here Every Weekend During Hunting Season. (Girls Play While the Boys Are Away!!)

608 6th Street • Kemah • 281-334-3746


Coming in February

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BC & The Crisis Every Thursday

Fat Tuesday Party

THE SEVEN DAYS OF DOC’S

02/24/2009 Hosted by STRIPPERS LIE

BC & The Crisis

$1 $2

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

III TUESDAY:

PITCHER SPECIAL

$4.00

$5

SELECT PITCHERS

$1

IV. WEDNESDAY: ........................................................................ DRINKS! V. THURSDAY: ................................$4 Domestic, $5 Import and $6 Specialty Pitchers CROWN DRINKS + Ribeye Dinner VI. FRIDAY:................CROWN IS KING VII. SATURDAY: DOM. BOTTLES & WELL DRINKS

$5

Book Your Party Now!

plus the NFL Playoffs

STRIPPERS LIE

Super Bowl Headquarters

TUESDAY NIGHTS

$2.75

$3.25

Happy New Year From Doc’s!

DOC’s has all the FIGHTS! UFC 93 FRANKLIN VS HENDERSON ..1/17/09 AFFLICTION: FEDOR vs ARLOVSKI..1/24/09 UFC 94 .. ST-PIERRE VS PENN 2 ....1/31/09 UFC 95 ....2/21/09 UFC 96 ....3/07/09

- PIZZA & PITCHER SPECIALS WITH RESERVATION -

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



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