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St.Patrick's Day Bash! Get Lucky at Doc's with Strippers Lie

Itʼs never too early to start planning for St. Pattyʼs Day @ Docʼs TUESDAY, MARCH 17

THE SEVEN DAYS OF DOC’S

$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

$2.75

$3.25

$5

Fat Tuesday Party

02/24/2009 Hosted by

STRIPPERS LIE

DOC’s has all the FIGHTS! UFC FIGHT NIGHT..LAUZON VS FRANCA..2/7/09 UFC 95 SANCHEZ VS STEVENSON ..2/21/09 BOXING ..MARQUEZ VS DIAZ ......2/28/09 UFC 96 .. JACKSON VS JARDINE......3/7/09

- PIZZA & PITCHER SPECIALS WITH RESERVATION -

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


UFC! We have all the Fights!

MARDI GRAS PARTY EVERY FRI & SAT NIGHT IN FEBRUARY

WE HAVE THE ONLY HEATED PALAPA IN GALVESTON COUNTY!

NES I B U C N O C O N D R O L Y M , U O FOR Y

Now Hiring Bartenders

nnis is & John E n n E y e ts e and B 2009 King d e n w o r c being c in re w e d u L a Queen of K Palapa’s Januar y at

UFC 95 – 2/21 UFC 96 – 3/7

Sanchez VS Stevenson Jackson VS Jardine

LIVE MUSIC CRANKS UP AGAIN IN MARCH.

Best Burgers in Kemah!

608 6th Street • Kemah • 281-334-3746


Crawfish are BACK!

Saturday, Feb. 7 • 94.5 The BUZZ & Zone D Erotica’s 1st Annual Fashion Show

$2 FAJITAS & $2 MARGARITAS

$2 JAGERS & $5 PITCHERS

Monday

BUCK 4 NIGHT

Fat Tues. $1 Drinks Party

All Night

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BUCK 11 NIGHT $1 Drinks All Night

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BUCK 18 NIGHT $1 Drinks All Night

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Tuesday

BUCK 25 NIGHT $1 Drinks All Night

Wednesday

UPCOMING UFC ACTION: UFC 95..........SANCHEZ VS. STEVENSON ......2/21/09

5 Cash and 6 Diamond Drop

plus FREE Ladies Night Steak Crawfish are back Night $1.95 lb on Friday

12 Cash and 13 Diamond Drop plus FREE Ladies Night Steak Crawfish are back Night $1.95 lb on Friday

19 Cash and 20 Diamond Drop

plus FREE Ladies Night Steak Crawfish are back Night $1.95 lb on Friday

26 Cash and 27 Diamond Drop

plus FREE Ladies Night Steak Crawfish are back Night $1.95 lb on Friday

Thursday

Friday

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

Sunday

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$2 Tuesdays

22 $1.95 lb Crawfish $10 Buckets $5 Pitchers

16 $2 JAGERS & $5 PITCHERS

15 $1.95 lb Crawfish $10 Buckets $5 Pitchers

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$2 JAGERS & $5 PITCHERS

8 $1.95 lb Crawfish $10 Buckets $5 Pitchers

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JAGER DAZE

1 $1.95 lb Crawfish $10 Buckets $5 Pitchers

LIVE MUSIC & BIG ASS BEER

February 2009 7 94.5 Buzz & Zone D Erotica Fashion Show

14 Stupid Cupid Party

UPCOMING LIVE MUSIC

21 UFC 95

Monday, Feb 9th STRIPPERS LIE

Thursday, Feb 5th THE CRISIS

Rod Ryans Weiner Roast

28 Hot Body Contest Finals

Saturday

Thursday , Feb 12th STRIPPERS LIE Thursday , Feb 19th ARRIVAL Thursday , Feb 26th STRIPPERS LIE Crawfish are back

Friday & Sunday $1.95lb

UFC 96 ............JACKSON VS. JARDINE ..........3/07/09 UFC 97 ..................LIDDELL VS. RUA ................4/18/09

CRAWFISH are back! Friday & Sunday $1.95 per lb Everyday $3.95 per lb

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

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


La Dolce Vino A CASUAL WINE BAR

Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm

NOW SERVING LUNCH! Wednesday-Saturday

NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS Join us for a romantic Valentines Day dinner Feb. 14!

Tuesday-Friday 4-7 Saturday 12-7

Sunday Brunch 11-2 3202 MARINA BAY DR. • KEMAH 281-724-9703 • www.LaDolceVino.net


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CRAWFISH ARE BACK!

The Best Tail in Town! $2.99/lb Crawfish w/ potatoes & corn

$2.50 Wells

$2.25 Domestics

D” E T C U R T S N O C Y L W E N “ BAR & RESTAURANT

DAILY SPECIALS

$4.99 PER POUND 7 DAYS

Mon: Steak Night $5.99 w/Salad NOBODY Tues: All-U-Can-Eat DOES IT Fried Shrimp $9.95 BETTER!! Wed: All U can Eat Boiled Shrimp $14.95 27 Plasma TVs to watch your favorite game!

$12 Buckets ALL DAY EVERY DAY

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP Fri 2/6 ....................American Boogie Sat 2/7 ....................................Echoz Sun 2/8 ........................Tom Rodgers Tues 2/10 ................Open Mic Night Wed 2/11............Roger Wayne Bailey Thurs 2/12......................Slide Effect Fri 2/13 ..............................CC Rider Sat 2/14 ........................Zydeco Band Sun 2/15 ......................Tom Rodgers Tues 2/17 ................Open Mic Night Wed 2/18............Roger Wayne Bailey Thurs 2/19......................Slide Effect Fri 2/20 ..............Dave Nevling Band Sat 2/21 ........................Back Sliders Sun 2/22 ......................Tom Rodgers Tues 2/24 ................Open Mic Night Wed 2/25............Roger Wayne Bailey Thurs 2/26......................Slide Effect Fri 2/27 ..................................Echoz Sat 2/28..................American Boogie Fri 3/6 ........Andy & the Dreamsicles Sat 3/7 ............Pee Wee Bowen Band

WWW. HEADSNTAIL SBA RANDGRIL L .C OM • www.myspace.com/419384902

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


CLEAR LAKEʼS NEWEST BAR

12 Big Screen TVs and Projection Screens to watch NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, UFC and … WEʼVE GOT IT ALL!!!

Great Prices • Pool • Golden-Tee • Darts A Private V.I.P. Room and a Hot Staff Daily Specials 2pm – 7pm $2 Domestic/$2.50 Import Drafts $3.50 You-Call-It (excludes top shelf & select)

Monday – Open Mic/Jam Session

60oz Pitchers $6 Domestic & $8 Imports

Tuesday – Pitcher Night

Wednesday – Big Ass Beer and Beer Pong Night 25oz Mugs $3 Domestic & $4 Imports

$3 Long Islands & Margaritas (on the rocks)

Thursday – Ladies Night

February 6th ..................The Relics February 13th ............Seth Candan February 20th........The Booth & Co. February 27th ..........................TBA March 6th ..........................Madigan

Fridays – Live Music Night

plus UFC PPVs (as scheduled) February 21 ........................UFC 95 March 7 ..............................UFC 96

Saturdays - DJ

Bikes, Beers and Babes Buckets of Beer $10 Domestic $12 Imports & Karaoke & In-The-Biz 9pm- CL

Sunday – Bike Day


SCENE EVENTS

Featured Event:

Krewe du Lac’s Royal Ball Aboard the Star Gazer Party Boat during Yachty Gras

Saturday, February 21 If throwing beads from a float during Mardi Gras is memorable, we’re not quite sure how to describe throwing beads from the largest boat on the water to thousands of Mardi Gras revelers lined up along the Kemah Boardwalk during Yachty Gras. The Yachty Gras Boat Parade is an annual Mardi Gras event with a unique twist only found in Kemah. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the popular event, and this year’s theme is “Recovery of the Sea.” If you own a boat with an appropriately silenced exhaust system, you can form your own private “Krewe,” decorate the boat with a particular theme and participate in the parade.

Seth Candan Friday, February 13 EJ’S SPORTS BAR

But don’t worry if you don’t own a boat as the best way to experience Yachty Gras is with the official Krewe of Kemah, Krewe du Lac, aboard the flagship of the parade, the Star Gazer. Krewe du Lac has chartered the boat for the Royal Ball. This formal event (black-tie optional or Mardi Gras costume attire only) is the finest and most unique Mardi Gras party, complete with live music, dancing and presentation of the Royal Court. This event is a sell out every year, but as of press time tickets do remain. Visit www.starfleetyachts.com for more information so you can come out and do Mardi Gras on the water with The SCENE.

Yelba & Max Cat Friday, February 27

Featured Performance: POWERMAN 5000

CULLEN’S LIVE

Thursday, February 12 Scout Bar Houston

WIN DINNER FOR 2 just for becoming our friend at myspace.com/thescenemag

Alternative metal act Powerman 5000 has decided it’s time for another run at the limelight with a new single about to be released and a new tour that just kicked off. After stops in New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina, the group will head straight to Texas for shows at all three Scout Bars including a much-anticipated return to Clear Lake on Thursday, February 12. Then it’s off to California for the group which has overcome record label collapses and a revolving door of band members coming and going in recent years. The current group includes “EVAN9” and “VELKRO” on guitars, “X51” on bass, “GFLASH” behind the drums and, of course, the popular frontman “SPIDER.” Younger brother of Rob Zombie, Spider founded the Boston-based underground electro-metal band in 1994. It earned a popular cult following along the East Coast before relocating to the west coast. Signature singles include "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real."

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The Molly Ringwalds Saturday, February 28 SCOUT BAR

FEBRUARY 2009


ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP TUESDAY: ISIS KARAOKE 7-11PM WED: POOL TOURNAMENTS 7PM THURS: CLIFF’S KARAOKE 7:30-11:30 LIVE MUSIC

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

FRI & SAT 8-12AM • SUN 3-7PM 2/6....................Billy Bourbon 2/7 ......................JJ Dynomite 2/8 ..................Abraham’s Tree 2/13 ............James Reese Band 2/14 ........................Magazine 2/15 ............................OGRE 2/20 ....................Gypzy Moon 2/21 ........................Al White 2/22..................AJ & Company 2/27 ......................Jerk Water 2/28 ..................Odd Man Out 3/1 ......................Slide Effect 3/6 ..........................Rick Lee 3/7..............................OGRE 3/8 ..............Mean Gene Kelton 3/13 ............4 Barrel Ramblers 3/14 ................Satisfied Drive

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)

OPEN 7 DAYS

MON. - SAT. 11AM - 1:30AM SUN. 12PM - 12AM THE SCENE

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THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE jam made for a warm evening setting on a cold winter night. Check out Kelly's website for future shows in March and April. (www.redfishisland.com)

Kelly McGuire

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Morningside Drive

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

James (DMinorTrip) Lange - Bass/Vocals, and James Shabarekh - Drums/Vocals, had us all climbing out of our skin and loving it the entire way. This band sizzles and seeing they have gigs already scheduled throughout 2009, booking agents and crowds agrees. Catch them at Sherlocks and Club Classic. (www.myspace.com/wsidedrive)

John Arthur Martinez

Jack Saunders

Davin James

This month, we began a new journal and it couldn't have started any better than with delightful company and the Kelly McGuire's Up Close and Personal show. Each of Kelly's guests this evening (Jack Saunders, Davin James & John Austin Martinez) were multi-award winning singer/songwriters. Getting to hear these players showcase their favorite originals and put on an extraordinary

New Band Alert Wow... We caught the fifth show ever of Westside Drive at Sherlocks not knowing what to expect of this new group. Before the evening was over with, the electrifying vocals of lead singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter, Mike Nedd Lead Guitar/Vocals,

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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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JAPANESE SAKE BAR

Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: Call for details. Now Open!!!

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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 Now on Thurs, & Fri. ; 5 to 7pm Free hors d-oeuvres (Bar only)

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: 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

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

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

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Cock-Eyed SEAGULL Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Domestic Drafts, $4.50 Domestic Pitchers, $1.75 Domestic Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks

Where: 2110 Bay Area Blvd. When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: $1.25 Margaritas ($.99 Margaritas All Day Sat.) ($.99 Draft Beer Every Day)

Where: 1020 NASA Road 1 When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: Specials on Tap Beer, Margaritas (including Haciendaritas), Domes tic/Imports

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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!

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

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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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender CHRIS 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

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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

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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)

FROM

CORK WINE BAR

How Long have you worked there: Six great months! Signature drink: Any bottle of complex red wine shared with good company Best Tip: Don’t eat yellow snow? In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? Outgoing, dreamer, hilarious, passionate, musical What I love about bartending: Making their day better one glass at a time! Favorite thing about the Bay Area? For better or worse it’s a small world…. Everyone knows someone… who knows everyone Hobbies: I play guitar for Erase the Virus (.com) Other than your own, what

other profession would you like to attempt? Deep sea explorer… ya know in a submarine? What profession would you NOT like to attempt? Test pilot… Who inspires you? My beautiful daughter, love ya Bear!

What: $2 domestic, $2 draft, $3 wells, $3.50 Bull Blaster, $2 ritas

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Where: 4001 Hwy. 146 When: Daily 11am-7pm What: $2 House Margaritas, Flavor of the Day: $3 All Day

Where: 435 El Dorado When: Mon.to Fri. 2 - 7pm $2 Dom Draft, $2.50 Import Drafts Plus awesome daily specials

Where: 2513 NASA Rd. 1 When: Monday thru Friday, starts 2 hours before sunset

Where: 1053 Marina Bar Drive When: Monday thru Sunday noon to 7pm $1 Drafts, $3 Wells $2 Bottle Domestics $3 House Wine $2 Bloody Mary (Sun.) $2 Mimosa (Sunday)

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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Hurricane Ike Update

THE GREEN PARROT FLIES AGAIN! Unfortunately for residents and businesses on the San Leon Peninsula, the road back to recovery following Hurricane Ike has been both long and hard. But The SCENE is happy to report that some degree of normalcy has returned along Bayshore Drive with the re-opening of the Green Parrot Bar and Grill.

The Green Parrot • 2233 E. Bayshore Drive, San Leon

The bar voted the “Best in the Bay Area”

will be Re-Opening Soon! Visit www.myspace.com/zone504 for updates on our progress & Grand Opening Party

We’re Coming Back!

Opening February / March 2009 Kemah Historical Society Landmark

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Bigger and Better than Ever. 504 KIPP AVE. • KEMAH • 281-538-8123

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12th St.

The Green Parrot’s three-sided bar opens up to a huge outdoor deck and patio featuring a stage for live music. And the live music season has kicked off with acts taking to the stage every Friday and Saturday night. The staff is friendly and ready to serve you.

20th St.

Located at 2233 E. Bayshore Drive, the Green Parrot has returned to serving lunch, dinner and some tasty and competitively-priced drinks. Where else can you find $1 draft beer all day, every day?


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 2/6............THINK TANK 2/7 ......FULL THROTTLE 2/13........SLIDE EFFECT 2/14..........MAMA CASS 2/20 ....A.J. & COMPANY

2/21 ........LAWST DOGZ 2/27 ..WHISKEY SAINTS 2/28........SLIDE EFFECT 3/6 ......FULL THROTTLE 3/7 ....WHISKEY SAINTS

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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the scene’s martini madness CARAMEL APPLE TINI: Grey Goose Vodka, Dekuyper, Apple Pucker, Carmel Syrup, with a splash of Sweet & Sour & a Cherry Sword. ---------------------FLAMINGO: Bacardi Light rum, Pineapple & Lime Juice, Grenadine & a Strawberry slice. ----------------------------FLIRTINI: Absolute Raspberry Vodka, Dekuyper Razzmatazz, splash of Champagne, Grenadine, Pineapple Juice & a Strawberry slice. These Martinis were prepared at:

HEADS -N- TAILS 1053 Marina Bay Drive • Kemah

281-456-4641

Do you have a favorite Martini?

SMOKING ALLOWED

Share at Martini@thescenemagazine.com

We Have Hoops!

LIVE MUSIC

ROCKETS & COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TUES: 7-11PM FRI & SAT: 9PM-1AM

Come enjoy the game on our

6 Plasma & Big Screen TVs

LOVE BIRD SPECIAL 2 Salads, 2 Baked Potatoes, two 5 oz. Fillets & 2 Desserts

$29.99

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

901 NASA Rd. 1 • Webster • 281-286-8956 THE SCENE

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The Newest Pub & Restaurant on the Block TUES: COMEDY & ROCK BAND WED: TEXAS HOLD’EM - 6:30 ’TIL CLOSE THURS: KARAOKE

Live Music: Fri & Sat, 9pm-1am 2/13 ..........................................Back Seat Driver

BEHIND CLASSIC CAFE ON THE WATER

2513 NASA PARKWAY • SEABROOK

NEW MENU! • 20 APPETIZERS!

2/14 ........................................................The Relics 2/20 ......................Cary Judd / Ryan Laughlin 2/21 ............................................Zach Tate Band 2/26..............Ryan Laughlin / Clinton Ashley 2/27 ....................................Front Porch Society 2/28 ..........................................................Foreplay 3/6 ..........................................................The Relics 3/7 ........................................................Slide Effect 3/13 ................................Michael Stevens Band 3/14 ..........................................Hamilton Loomis

713-319-7156 FOR RESERVATIONS OR BOTTLE SERVICE

VALENTINE’S DAY:

AFTER-DINNER PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY THE RELICS.

Sunday Brunch at 10 am

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

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

MEET YOUR VALENTINE AT CLUB CLASSIC!

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

WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! YEAH...WE CAN MAKE HAPPEN

LIVE MUSIC: THURS-SAT

Come chetchke out

DAWG HOUSE!

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

Thurs. 2/19 ......Infinity’s Twin Fri. 2/20 ....DJ Dance Night Sat. 2/21 ........Full Release

Thurs. 2/12 ..............Fal Sky Fri. 2/13 ....DJ Dance Night Sat. 2/14....Cracker Jackson

Thurs. 2/26 ........Westside Dr. Fri. 2/27............The Crisis Sat. 2/28..............Fal Skye

THURSDAYS AT CLUB CLASSIC! LIVE MUSIC 8PM TO MIDNIGHT

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

3612 W. MAIN, LEAGUE CITY

CRAWFISH AT 5PM HAPPY HOUR

281-332-9400 THE SCENE

Thurs. 2/5 ..................Reds Fri. 2/6 ......DJ Dance Night Sat. 2/7 ........Infinity’s Twin

281-532-2691 • Hours: 4pm to 2am Daily 48

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Join us for our

VALENTINE’S BALL with The TailDraggers Jam Session w/ The Amigos 8pm-12am, musicians welcome, Vodka Well Drinks $2 (12-7pm) Mon: Acoustic Jam w/Lynn Raggio & Cisco LIVE MUSIC Tues: Scott McGill • $2 Ritas all day 7 NIGHTS A WEEK Wed: Live Music & Drink Specials NO COVER! Thurs: Benny Brasket Band w/Bert Wills Sun:

Fri. 2/6..................................................Undesided HAPPY Sat. 2/3 ..............................Luther & The Healers Wed. 2/11................................The Groove Kings HOUR Fri. 2/13 ............................................JJ Dynomite Mon-Fri 11-7 Sat. 2/14 ....The Taildraggers • Valentines Ball $2.50 Wells Wed. 2/18 ..........................................Slide Effect $1.75 Dom. Fri. 2/20 ..............................................Slide Effect Sat. 2/21 ....Donnie Simmons & House Rockers Longnecks Wed. 2/25................................The Groove Kings $1.25 Dom. Draft Fri. 2/27........................Snit’s Dog & Pony Show Sat. 2/28 ................Scott McGill & Old Dog Mac Tues. $2 Rita Wed. 3/4 ..........................The James Reese Trio Fri. 3/6 ................................................Odd Man Out Sun. $2 Well Vodka Sat. 3/7 ............................Luther & The Healers Drinks (12 to 7pm)

315 Grand Ave. Bacliff • 281-559-3773

609 Bradford St. Kemah 281-334-8300 • dvinewinekemah.com

Feb. 14 • Valentine’s Day Couples Night • 7-9pm $5 - all glasses of wine Prizes to be given out to the first 25 couples.

We are more than just a place to go, we are a place to remember. • 26 Handcrafted Wines • Personalized Wine Labels • Gift Baskets (Shipping Available) • Unique Gift Items • Event Rooms Available

Located in Toucan Alley 2 blocks from the Kemah Boardwalk THE SCENE

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The Sharks

Hourglass w/ Marty Monte

from the 60'- 80's. Over the holidays, Hourglass found a fit for local electric guitar/vocalist Marty Monte whose energetic party music is well known in the area. Not exactly like when the Eagles added Joe Walsh but I think you can get the idea how good this group now sounds. Also at the Cockeyed Seagull, Hot Rod and The Shark's Rod Rodrigues and bassman Ricky Pitts were showing off their new lead guitar/vocalist, JZ (a former Mark May lead

The Sharks

The new month of the new year finds new changes everywhere and at the Cockeyed Seagull, we caught two local band doing just that, Hourglass and The Sharks. The central Hourglass band which include brothers Mark and Kevin Fenton, Claudia Hammond on guitar and vocals, and drummer Steve Davis is one of my favorite local bands covering the smooth and easy listening rock lineup

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guitarist and Doug Kershaw Production Director) and drummer David Bastida The Sharks (L-R) Ricky Pitts, JZ, David Bastisda & Rod Rodrigues (former drummer for Chris Elliot and Michael Stevens) along with their new attitude and new sound but wait! There's more. That night, vocal dynamo Tonya Coury rejoined the Sharks on stage for a set and it worked... Before you knew it, the ENTIRE Seagull crowd is onto the dance floor gettin' down! It was an experience we all would like to see again and hopefully, you'll be able to experience it too. I like the way 2009 is shaping up already. --------------------------------------------------

Mama Cass at The Green Parrot

All shots by Andy Eng Hanging around the Gulf Coast region, you learn that there is a hard driving love of life spirit in the air which is reflected in the local music and the people living here. One of the first times I became aware of this was seeing Mama Cass perform at the Hart Festival and realized the Texas Gulf Coast spirit is like no other. Fast forward a few years and a hurricane to boot to the Green Parrot and we find that strong spirit still there with Mama Cass and the San Leon/Bacliff region. Rock on! -------------------------------------------------Loose Notes • Continued on Page 41

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FEATURED BEER VENUE

La Dolce Vino, not only a casual wine bar Don’t let the name fool you! True, La Dolce Vino is described as “a casual wine bar” with a most impressive wine list and offers “Wine Cruises” of various regions worldwide in addition to wines by the bottle and glass. And there are even wine lockers with special VIP benefits for the true wine connoisseur. But you may surprised to learn that the popular establishment also features an awesome selection of beer, both by the bottle and on draft. La Dolce Vino is the only bar south of the Flying Saucer in Downtown Houston to have imported Chimay on draft. But the revolving draft selection doesn’t stop with the famous output of Trappist Monks. Other Belgium beers, British beers, German beers, Texas beers and regional microbrews are all rep-

resented. And there is a different mystery beer on draft each month to challenge self-proclaimed “beer snobs.” The first person to correctly guess it wins a $50 bar tab. And it gets even better for draft lovers as La Dolce Vino is home to a beer delivery system so unique one would have to travel to Dallas or New Orleans to find another like it. The 35-foot long frost rail and frozen towers are both impressive to the eye and most practical for those who believe colder is better. And since the drafts come in 22 ounces, every day La Dolce Vino owner Bryan Wilkerson behind is “Big Ass Beer” day! the bar working one of the frozen beer towers. In addition to the drafts, La Dolce Vino tasty items that go perfectly with a cold carries 50 beers by the bottle including beer including gourmet flat-bead pizzas, very rare offerings and special limited reroasted chicken wraps and house club leases. But no featured beer venue would sandwiches. be complete without a La Dolce Vino is located at 3202 Marina kitchen. And La Dolce Bay Drive (FM 2094). Vino’s menu includes SCENE Brew Crew members show off Monty Python’s Holy Grail. A premium bottled ale by England-based Black Sheep Brewery specially commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Pythons. Just one example of rare beer finds at La Dolce Vino.

Holiday / Winter Seasonal Brews get rated, finally The holiday season is great for so many reasons that need not be explained in this space. But for beer lovers, one of the added bonuses are all the special Holiday and Winter Seasonal beers brewed in limited quantities and only available at that special time of year. This Winter The SCENE decided to organize a tasting of 11 such offerings and record our very unscientific findings. The beers sampled in the order they scored were: 1st place - Christmas Ale (Anchor Brewing Co.); 2nd place - Celebration Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.); 3rd place - Winter Stout (Saint Arnold Brewing Co.); 4th place - Christmas Ale (Brecken-

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ridge Brewery); 5th place Christmas Ale (Saint Arnold Brewing Co.); 6th place - 2 Below Ale (New Belgium Brewing); 7th place - Snow Cap Seasonal Ale (Pyramid Breweries); 8th place - Wassail (Full Sail Brewing); 9th place - Samuel Adams Because Saint Arnold Winter Stout is not available until Saint Arnold Winter Brew (The Boston Christmas Ale is sold out, it was not available for the group shot above. Beer Co.); 10th place Christmas Ale is different as is the tree on Shiner Holiday Cheer (Spoetzl Brewery) the label. So we look forward to trying next and 11th place Full Moon Winter Ale year’s version as well as the many others (Blue Moon Brewing Co.). Every year the and more next year. recipe for Anchor Brewing Company’s

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2nd Annual Saint Arnold One Pot Showdown

Saint Arnold Brewing Company founder Brock Wagner, pictured in center, with members of The SCENE Brew Crew. Take one part chili cookoff, one part stew stampede, one part gumbo gauntlet and five parts beer sampling. Heat to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally, and there you have the Saint Arnold’s 2nd Annual One Pot Showdown. The sold out event and food drive, which benefitted the Houston Food Bank’s effort to feed Hurricane Ike victims, featured 30 cooking teams who competed using their best Saint Arnold beer related recipes. A firstever Best Booth Spirit Award contest was added this year and The SCENE Brew Crew was there to confirm there was plenty of spirit. Congratulations to the entire Saint Arnold Brewing Company team, the volunteers, the participants and everyone who came out as the event was a great success. We look forward to next year’s event in Saint Arnold’s brand new facility.

The winning team with their very cool trophy and KRPC Channel 2 meteorologist Anthony Yanez, who was one of the event’s celebrity judges.

MULTI-MEDIA EXTRA Visit The SCENE’s Myspace page to check out our latest video blog from the Saint Arnold’s One Pot Showdown benefitting the Houston Food Bank’s Hurricane Ike relief efforts. Check it out online at: www.myspace.com/thescenemag

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New Brew Crew Discovery: STAMBER If you really love beer with a passion, chances are you have enjoyed a pint of two beers mixed together. A Black and Tan (Bass Pale Ale and Guinness) and Halfand-Half (Harp and Guinness) are two popular favorites. But give a Stamber (Saint Arnold Winter Stout and Saint Arnold Amber) a try next time you are in the mood for something different.

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New Club & Pub Report

Everyone scores at EJ’s Sports Bar The “scene” is a recent Friday night at EJ’s Sports Bar at 435 El Dorado in Webster. EJ’s is the newest bar to hit Clear Lake. But judging by the crowd and atmosphere, the rookie season is over and this place is positioned to compete among the best. On this night there is a nice crowd and action in every corner ranging from the live music (Madigan) on the stage, to the patrons sitting at the center wraparound bar, to an attractive couple shooting pool, to a couple fellows testing their aim at Big Buck Safari. And while I can’t confirm it, there appears to be a private party going on in the sperate VIP room. There is something for everyone. Sports fans can enjoy catching the games and fights, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Pay Per

Views, on the 12 big screens and projection screens strategically located throughout the bar. Pub fans can play darts and pool while enjoying some brew on draft (Tuesday is pitcher night and Wednesday is Big Ass Beer night). They have all the popular video games incase you want to get your “Golden-Tee on,” live music on Fridays, a DJ on Saturdays and an attractive staff for all days. There are daily specials from 2 to 7pm and all kinds of promotions. Make sure to check out EJ’s glossy ad in this issue. And if you swing over for a brew or two, make sure you tell them The SCENE sent you.

Ej’s private VIP room

All shots by Andy Eng Loose Notes: Cont. From Page 44

SCHEDULE CHANGE! STRIPPERS LIE @ BAJA PARTY BAR

The Strippers Lie show scheduled for February 9 at Baja Party Bar has been rescheduled for Monday, February 16.

These Kats are so cool - The Galveston based Mambo Jazz Kings not only put up with Ike's crap but were also a volunteer band at IkeFest I. This month, they were a SCENE FEATURE at Cullens Live and the place was PACKED. Upstairs, downstairs, lines to get in, this band deserves it, their fiesty fun fans deserve it, it's all good!

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Above from L to R: Papa Bluez and Jan Loe Last year, Bobbie introduced me to and I have since become a fan of the area Open Mic shows -- In 2009 we find Heads and Tails joining the ranks of bellwether hangouts for local musicians. These are great places to hang out with musicians, hear them test out a few new pieces, and get a pulse of the area music scene. Come on out and get the inside scoop at any of the local open Mic sessions. May I recommend the sessions at Katies, Cockeyed Seagull, Heads & Tails, or Mothers Speakeasy and coming again SOON, T-Bone Toms!

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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: THE FASTEST-GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA

JANUARY MMA RECAP Packed house gets a great show at the Urban Rumble III By Mike Taylor January was a busy month in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Affliction and, locally, the MMA Syndicate all put on shows. The UFC pushed the action with two payper-view (PPV) cards, UFC 93 Franklin vs. Henderson and the much-anticipated, highly promoted UFC 94 St. Pierre vs. Penn 2. Fighting live in Dublin, Ireland, the UFC delivered some hardhitting overseas MMA with UFC 93. Taking advantage of the time difference, we headed for Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill to watch the bouts live at 2pm. (Check out the opposite page for more about Hugh & Jeff’s.) Easily the top fight of UFC 93 pitted Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis against Chris Lytle. They gave the Irish fans in attendance and those watching via PPV a hard-hitting fight that never hit the ground. They applauded each other openly during the fight to a level I’ve never seen, R E S P E C T! Davis won the split decision, but both men looked as though they had fought a polar bear. People still not hip to how fast MMA is moving should consider this, Affliction started as a t-shirt line for MMA fighters and fans. Now they have their own PPV events. Affliction’s Local/Regional Events

second event aired last month and featured their ace card and possible the top draw in MMA, Fedor Emelianenko. They pitted Fedor against former UFC heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski. His second former UFC champ as an oppopntentin as many fights. Arlovski looked to be a good fight for the Russian, but when he pinned Emelianenko in the corner, he got careless and got knocked out. WOW! Fedor is two for two, in two rounds total since joining Affliction’s roster. Hopefully a fullscale rivalry breaks out between the UFC and Affliction, that’s twice the fights. - Continued on Next Page

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.), Palapa’s (608 6th St., Kemah), EJ’s Sports Bar (435 El Dorado) and Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill (1232 w. FM 646)

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2/07 ....DFW Gun Range Submission Tournament ..........................DFW Gun Range 2/20 ....SWC St. Valentine’s Day Massacre ................Richardson Convention Center 2/21 ....2009 Dungal Submission Grappling Championship ......Bushi Ban Pasadena 3/01 ....WEC Brown vs Garcia ........................American Bank Center, Corpus Christi National Events

2/07..UFC Fight Night Lauzon vs Franca (SPIKE) 2/21..UFC 95 Stevenson vs Sanchez (PPV) 2/21 ......King of the Cage: Hurricane (PPV)

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The Girls at EJ’s Sports Bar love the UFC!

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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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: THE FASTEST-GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA Urban Rumble III • Continued From Page 39

up a kick to the jaw (ala Mirko Cro Cop) that knocked Ruben Davila out and to the mat, breaking his jaw.

The UFC and Affliction’s fights were great, but the highlight of the MMA month locally came courtesy of the MMA Syndicate. A local MMA fight league, the MMA Syndicate put on its third and best show, Urban Rumble III. Broadcast live via the Internet by beatdowntv.com from Pasadena Convention Center, the URC III showcased its new cage to the entire world. The first thing you see as you clear the entrance is the cage. These guys aren’t playing around. My heart was jacked, and I wasn’t even fighting. Thank God! The new cage was put to test right away as Brian Mellancon earned his first professional victory. Camera men mounted above the cage offered a new perspective for the large screens. The third fight made good use of the new angle capturing a flurry of punches delivered to Jared Taylor. Anyone can get caught in a bad position, it happens. But it takes an intensely trained body and mind to make it through, stand up, and strike back with the fervor that Jared showed the crowd. With the first round over I was starting to smell a comeback, but what we actually got was the knockout of the night. Throwing vicious combos, Jared set

In the co-main event, veteran Chad Cook submitted Katana Cagefighting Light Heavywieght Champ and crowd favorite Chris Reed with a heel hook. And in the main event, former UFC fighter and The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 reality star Sam Hogar treated MMA vet Johnathan Ivey like a punching bag eventually winning by submission in the third round. All nine fights were high energy, explosive, and packed with skilled fighters from local training facilitates. Representing Houston were 4oz Fight Club, Houston Metro Fight Club, Submission Boxing Academy, Bushi Ban and Miletich Fighting Systems Houston. It was a great show and we look forward to the next one.

Featured UFC Venue:

Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill We had heard many great things about Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill, but our call-to-action for checking it out on a recent Saturday afternoon was the fact it was the only local bar airing the UFC 93 Pay Per View from Ireland LIVE that we could find. Yes, we apparently weren’t willing to wait and watch the American PPV viewing that night on tape delay. Although the grill is not complete and there are some ambitious, if not spectacular, plans for the upstairs, the bar and waiting area is open and beautiful. There is impressive woodwork, aquariums, leather recliners, plasma screens and former SCENE covergirl Vanessa behind the bar. I was able to watch the fights in a great setting, enjoying adult beverages with friends while my Expedition got an unbelievable car wash and detailing. I literally fell in love with it all over again as it looked as good as the day I drove it off the lot. I will be back, and I strongly recommend checking them out!

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Anderson Silva

THE SCENE’s MMA Top 10 Pound For Pound List

Georges St. Pierre’s recent victory over B.J. FIGHTER COUNTRY WEIGHT ORGANIZATION Penn, who many had at the top of their Pound1. Anderson Silva ..............Brazil ....185 ..........UFC For-Pound List, was most impressive and had me considering the Canadian for the No. 1 spot. But 2. Georges St. Pierre ......Canada ..
170 ..........UFC I kept Anderson Silva on top for now. Fedor 3. Fedor Emelianenko
 ......Russia....235 ......Affliction Emelianenko finished another former UFC 4. Miguel Torres
 ..................USA......135..........WEC Heavyweight Champion in the first round at Af5. Rashad Evans ................USA......205 ..........UFC fliction’s second PPV. Lyota Machida’s impressive first round knockout of formerly undefeated con- 6. Lyoto Machida ..............Brazil ....205 ..........UFC tender Thiago Silva gives him a 14-0 record in- 7. B.J. Penn
 ........................USA......170 ..........UFC cluding victories over superstars Tito Ortiz, B.J. 8. Urijah Faber
 ..................USA......140..........WEC Penn and Rich Franklin among others. I look forward to seeing Machida take on Rashad Evans 9. Dan Henderson ............USA......205 ..........UFC 10. Frank Mir ......................USA......250 ..........UFC for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. - John Ennis

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Grooming & Dating Tips Continued From Page 33 Don’t assume the man is going to pay for everything, but DO be prepared either way. Have your own cash to show your willingness to be equals, but also your thankfulness for being pampered if he pays. Always bring cab fare, just in case! Tips For Men:

women in our lives that they only get one heart, and there’s no time like right now to start treating it better,” said Kelli Nations, the 2009 GRFW chair. “That means quitting tobacco, eating better, getting exercise and assessing your risk factors for heart disease.” “We are thrilled to have so many returning sponsors in support of the Go Red for Women campaign for the Bay Area luncheon. We are proud to have Alex 2009 Go Red For Women Luncheon committee is hard at work planning the March 27 event which benefits the American Heart Association. Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz what they can do to lead a heart healthy life and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center for the style.” fourth year in a row as our presenting sponsors of the Go Red for Women Luncheon,” said AbiIf you’re interested in taking part in Go Red gail Lacy, corporate market director of the Ameri- activities or attending the Go Red Event and can Heart Association’s Houston office. “We Luncheon, please call the American Heart Assoinvite women and the men who love them to ciation at 713-610-5200. Advance tickets are join us for the luncheon to learn more about $60; or $75 after March 1. latest cuts. Don’t wear big baggy jeans or giant pleated pants and Stacy Adams. Just wear something time appropriate. You don’t want to give off the appearance that you don’t care about the way you look. That is a trait that tends to get worse with time! Do be prepared for your date to ask to pay her share, but DO offer! If you can’t afford to pay for an expensive meal on your on a first

date, then find a more cost effective place. If you simply cannot even spring for her cup of coffee, then you risk not seeing her again. Do make special effort to be neatly groomed – as in trim up those neck, nose and ear hairs. CVS has great little trimmers to clean up those areas that are easy to stare at when someone is speaking! Happy dating!

Don’t slather yourself in cologne, but DO wear it. A man should smell nice when you hug him or get close to him – we don’t want to smell you from across the room. If a woman finds you attractive, she will want to get close enough to smell you. If she smells you from across the table, she will perceive you as trying too hard. Don’t wear oversized clothing. Bigger guys tend to wear big baggy clothes and this looks sloppy. Many women will be attracted to a big, beefy guy. Don’t attempt to hide yourself! Don’t wear wrinkled clothing! Of all the women I interviewed, this came up the most. It shows complete lack of self-concern or interest. We ALL wear wrinkled clothes from time to time, but this is one example of when you want to look sharp. Do attempt to wear something fashionable. Not “trendy,” but something with the

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SPECIALIZING IN...

As a writer, I am often times asked to write something on or explore a topic I may not be familiar with. Recently received a request for grooming and dating tips for a speed dating website. As a person married for 16 years, I thought this might be a challenge, and something I could attempt to sink my teeth into.

• Dramatic Evening Styles • Dry Cutting • Killer Color • Luxury Treatments • Make-up by....

I pondered dating, and how it has changed over the years. How now, meeting people online, using match-making services, and speeddating are not only no longer taboo, but almost a necessity to meeting quality people. Today’s busy schedules can limit our time enjoying the places, hobbies and organizations that are great avenues to meet interesting people. If you could narrow down every crowded room to the top three people you connect with, life would be easier. And today’s dating world allows you to do just that. So with this in mind, I thought, “How does our image impact people on a first date? What should I do to make an impression, without TRYING to impress.” And what I discovered are that these concepts are not really very far off from every day life, and there is a definite art to introducing yourself to any single person or group of people for the very first time.

HEAVEN PADGETT

Owner/ Aquage TeamQuest Artist

JASON MOSHER Artistic Director

LYDIA LOTHROP Stylist

First, find out some more info about your meeting. Will it be daytime or night time? Inside or Outside? Casual or Elegant? Here are just a few key tips to think about when putting together your first impression. Ladies: Don’t dress too sexy. This is a sure-fire thing to get a man thinking about all the wrong things. If he finds you attractive, he will find you attractive in more appropriate clothing. If he ONLY finds you attractive in sexy clothing you are looking for a let down! Leave something to the imagination. Don’t dress overly stiff either. A power suit, penny loafers and a key chain hanging off the side of your pants is a sure way to scare a man to death! You want him to get to know you without him wondering if you’re going to crush his balls! Don’t over accessorize in expensive jewelry and accessories. You don’t want to give off the impression that you only enjoy things he may or may not be able to afford! Do go for “pretty” instead of “sexy.” If you are dressed “pretty” and smell nice for example, he will definitely find you “sexy” but much more approachable. Men can sometimes be intimidated if you are too aggressive. The goal in dating is to find out who someone actually is rather than to force traits out of him/her with too much sexual energy or false pretenses. Do wear your hair and make-up as you would typically wear them. You at least want him to recognize you on your second date! You want him to be attracted to your typical daily look. Do consider a sun dress, Capri pants or comfortable jeans for an outdoor date. If you want to feel “cute” in a pair of heels but realize that the outdoor date requires a bit of walking – just bring a back up pair!

VIBRE MAGAZINE: Hair by Heaven Padgett Photo by Luis Alvarez

- Cont. on Page 35 The SCENE Style Columnist HEAVEN PADGETT is owner of The Hairem Salon, founder of Heavenly Cosmetics and a member of the Aquage Elite Design team. Heaven has been a stylist and make up artist for more than 17 years and was trained at the world renowned Jacques Dessange school in both Paris and New York. She has received nationwide acclaim working as a platform artist for such companies as KMS, Artec, Matrix and Alterna. From being born to work in the industry to working with celebrities across the country, Heaven has the experience and industry savvy to be our SCENE fashionista! Email questions to Heaven@thehairemsalon.com.

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The Tree House 901 NASA Rd. 1 in Webster 281-286-8956

Ask for the Love Bird Special at The Tree House on Valentine’s! This dinner special includes two salads, two 5-ounce fillets with baked potatoes, and two desserts for $29.99.

Joel's Ugly Dawg 3612 W. Main in League City 281-332-9400

Join us for a performance from The Relics. We are your after-dinner dance, come celebrate Valentine's Day with us.

Floyd's 20760 Gulf Frwy in Webster 281-332-7474

We are a family-friendly place where you can be yourself, so bring your sweetie for free roses for the ladies on Valentine's Day. Floyd's offers great quality Cajun cooking, and any of the desserts would fill your tummy!

Introducing Couple’s Night, on Valentine’s Day from 7-9pm at D'Vine Wine in Kemah. All glasses of wine are just $5 and the first 25 couples will receive free prize packets in honor of Valentine's Day! Bring your loved one in for a glass (or bottle) and enjoy one of over 20 beautiful wines made from our winery. Call ahead and have a custom made gourmet cheese and sausage tray to enjoy and celebrate with your love!

Cullen’s 11500 Space Center Blvd. 281-991-2000

As of press time, Saturday, February 14 is already sold out, but you won’t want to miss the Bay Area’s Most Romantic Restaurant! There is space still available for Friday, February 13 so make your reservation today and treat her to a "Taste of Romance!" Call today for details.

Don Julio’s 2900 E. NASA PKWY in Seabrook 281-326-2600

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Don Julio’s. Our special will be Sweetheart Fajitas for Two, and includes Beef, Chicken or Mixed Platter Fajitas, two house Margaritas and dessert for two, only $40.

Green Parrot Bar & Grill 2233. E. BayShore Drive • San Leon 281-339-1392

Live music from Mama Cass on Valentine’s night. Also at the Parrot, $1 draft beer is served all day everyday, plus

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Berryhill 19431 Gatebrook Dr. in Webster 281-332-8226

The Valentine’s Day feature at Berryhill’s will be a Ruby Red Slipper Martini which has X-rated liquor, vodka, homemade sweet & sour, and a splash of cranberry! For dessert, make sure you try our delicious Tres Leches in vanilla or chocolate. This tasty treat has been rated the best by Bay Area Houston, Houston Press, and the New York Times.

Las Haciendas 1020 Nasa Rd. 1 at I-45 281-557-3500

Enjoy both drink and food specials on Valentine’s at Las Haciendas. There will also be live music to enjoy with your sweetie from 10 pm to 2 am including live international salsa, merengue music and a dance floor! Reservations are recommended. reservations required!

La Dolce Vino 3202 Marina Bay Dr. 281-724-9703

Chef has created a special Valentine’s menu for guests to La Dolce Vino on Valentine’s Day. Regular menu will also be available and walk-ins welcome. Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day. Be sure to tell them The SCENE sent you.

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February 12 –March 19 –“Love You Forever” Opening Reception and Book Signing: February 12 -5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Special Book Signing on February 14 –Noon -2:00 p.m. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, (TAACCL), 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org.

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February 21- 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 281-4864480, www.taaccl.org.

La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net.

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February 17 - Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m., TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

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February 15 – The Grand 1894 Opera House – “Riders in the Sky” 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-765-1894, www.thegrand.com.

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Library Story Times for Children

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

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February 19 27 – San Jacinto College – “Disney’s High School Musical” – Slocomb Auditorium, SJC Central, Pasadena, 281-542-2039, www.sjcd.edu.

February 20 - March 8 – Bay Area Harbour Playhouse – “Chapter 2”, 3803 Hwy. 3, Dickinson -281-337-7469 www.harbourplayhouse.org

February 27 - March 22 – Clear Creek Country Theater -“Baby” 18091 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-333-5228 www.clearcreekcountrytheatre.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. on Thursday - 3:15 p.m.After School Arts on Wednesday, 600 S. Broadway,

Bay Area Museum -Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia. Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org.

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Texas City Museum - Open Tuesday - Sunday 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm.

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Freeman Memorial Library - 10:15 a.m. Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday 11:15 a.m.Toddler Time on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday - 1:15 p.m. Pre-School Time 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, 100 W.Walker, League City, 281338-4860

Lone Star Flight Museum - Open Daily 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., 2002 Terminal 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.)

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

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February 14 - Imagination Station Children’s Art Program - This month’s program is ‘Alexander Calder Contraptions in Motion’. Free event. TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org.

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

MUSEUMS

Armand Bayou Nature Center - Open Tuesday - 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

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Bay Area Harbour Playhouse News

The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse announces classes in Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts for the Spring 2009 season. All classes begin the week of Feb. 9 and continue for 8 to 10 weeks with performances on Saturdays in April. Advanced Musical Theatre requires auditions on Sat., Feb. 7 at 2 pm and the class meets on Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 pm. Beginning Musical Theatre meets on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 pm. Theatre Arts class for ages 6 to 9 year olds meets on Mondays from 5 to 6:30 pm. Theatre Arts Class for ages 10 and up meets on Wednesday from 5 to 6:30pm. Call the theatre at 281-337-7469 to preregister your child. The cost is $150 per semester per child. The theatre is located at 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickinson.

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COASTAL PHOTO WORKSHOP BY RUTH BURKE E SC

March is one of the best months to photograph birding along The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails. Flocks of White Pelicans spend their winter along the coastal areas of Seabrook from October to April. Trees are budding and the coastal grasses are flush with new growth along the brilliant sunrises and sunsets on the water. For photographers, both experienced and novice, the 3rd Annual Seabrook Coastal Photo Workshop by Ruth Burke is March 7 & 8, 2009. This annual tradition is not only fun, but provides valuable information on capturing images and creating a fine art print with the guidance of internationally known and published photographer Ruth Burke. This workshop will combine location photography of nature, water birds, marine and coastal subjects.

printing. The workshop fees are according to days of participation. More information on the workshop and samples of Burke’s images can be found at www.art-photographynature.com.

Seabrook’s coast and birding trails with a sunset cruise on a 5-start sailing vessel, www.windsong-charters.com for those perfect on-the-water photos. The classroom portion will give the participants a wealth of information including the importance of visual sensitivity and technical knowledge in creating a pleasing photograph. “Participants will discover why what you see through the viewfinder is not always what you get and learn about correct exposures, the art of seeing and how light, composition and timing all come together to make an extraordinary photograph verses an ok photograph,” states Burke. Photoshop will be discussed and demonstrated with hand-outs to use as a guide when preparing photographs for

Participants will discover Seabrook’s wildlife, seaside character and working shrimp boats. Burke’s philosophy on the art of photography involves a two-step process. First, she captures the image on film or digitally. Second, she uses that image to translate her vision into a fine art print. She will also work one on one.

Burke owns Seaside Gallery on Kirby in Seabrook, where she sells her decor photography and custom picture framing. Her prints are included in the residential and commercial interiors worldwide and her photographs have appeared in publications such as Metropolitan Home, Conde Nast Traveler and Texas Highways. For additional information on Coastal Photo Workshop, call Burke at 281-3269200 or log on to www.seabrooktourism.com. Bring a camera, have a fun weekend and learn how the pros do it. It will be as grand by land as by bay! -----------------------------------

Love You Forever February is a romantic month and art is honoring Valentine’s Day and all the romance that goes with that day. A new exhibit, “Love You Forever – Shelia McGraw – A Retrospective” will open February 12 and run through March 19 at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (TAACCL). Original art and workings drawings from bestsellers, Love You Forever, I Promise I’ll Find You and Pussycats Everywhere will be displayed. New paintings, including portraits, floral still lifes, organic color-field paintings, figurative paintings and drawings will also be featured. A reception and book signing will take place February 12 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. and a special book signing on Valentine’s Day, February 14 will be from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Burke will work with each participant, regardless of their skill level or type of equipment to ensure that everyone leaves the workshop with new ideas about creating great photographs.

TAACCL is located at 2000 NASA Parkway. For additional information on this romantic treat, log on to www.taaccl.org or call 281-335-7777.

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MARDI GRAS GALVESTON 2009 More than 200,000 people attend Mardi Gras! Galveston annually to experience the party of a lifetime as the island comes alive with 11 extravagant parades, more than 50 galas and festive activities including bead throwing, live entertainment, food and bead vendors, a festive carnival, and the best cuisine the Gulf Coast has to offer. “Mardi Gras! Galveston is designed to entertain people of all ages,” said Lou Muller, executive director for the Galveston Island Park Board. “This celebration is one of the most popular in Texas and is full of laughter, excitement and incredible things to do and see.” As part of the family entertainment, there are a number of beachfront and Strand 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 and Meow (children and their pets, sponsored by the Galveston Island Humane Society), Munchkin Parade (kid size floats with small fry bead throwers), Bicycle Parade and Truck Parade. Galas and pageants include the Annual Treasure Ball Pageant, benefiting Galveston Catholic Schools; Special Peoples Ball, benefiting Transitional Learning Center; and Royal Krewe of Barkus & Meow, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society. In addition, there is the legendary San Luis Costume Contest and a whole host of black tie galas. One of the most popular participants of Galveston Island’s annual celebration, the Philadelphia Mummers, will return in full regalia as the

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 6pm -11pm ..............................DJ MUSIC & BEAD CATCHING 8pm – MIDNIGHT ..................CROW’S BAR: KICKOFF PARTY

main attraction to the pre-Lenten festivities. Magnificent in ornate costumes, the group of strings, banjos and horns are led by String Band New Captain, Charles Roetz. Fortyfive Mummers will lead off the Mardi Gras festivities, marching and performing in parades and their own processional. An event not to be missed, their performance is an Island tradition for locals and Mummers alike. According to Galveston history, following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1984 and has grown to be bigger and better than ever. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas, the event has grown in cultural creativity and imagination, showcasing lavish parades, galas worthy of royalty, original artwork, children’s activities and delicious Gulf Coast cuisine. Still led by prominent Galvestonians and their respective krewes, the grandeur is evident in the dueling parades that range from whimsical daytime processionals to elaborate night parades offering dramatic flair. The streets come to life with parade viewers screaming for beads, lively tunes heard by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the Island for two full weeks.

Fun Shop • Cont. From Page 25 To help with the overall Mardi Gras Ball experience, the Fun Shop also carries an assortment of collectible (and affordable) Mardi Gras masks and custom-made ball masks. “An added touch to Mardi Gras is the Mardi Gras Ball mask my wife, Marilyn, cre-

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 MARDI GRAS EVENTS: NOON ..........................Krewe of Aquarius Parade – SEAWALL 3pm ..............................................Firetruck Parade – SEAWALL 6pm ..........................Krewe of Gambrinus Parade – SEAWALL ALL DAY ................Balcony Parties – THE STRAND DISTRICT SAENGERFEST PARK: 11am – 11:45am ......Magician / Escape Artist: Michael Patrick NOON - 2pm ..................Band: Scruz Loose, (alternative rock) 2:30pm - 4pm........................Band: Melovine, (alternative rock) 4:30pm – 6pm ..............................Band: Broken Truth, (covers) 6:30pm - 8pm ....Band: Come See My Dead Person, (eclectic) 8:30pm – 10pm..............Band: Ne Plus Ultra, (alternative rock) 10:30pm – MIDNIGHT ....Band: Another Day, (alternative rock) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 NOON - 6pm..PENDING ENTERTAINMENT: BEAD CATCHING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 MARDI GRAS EVENTS: 7pm ..........Krewe of Vroom Parade – THE STRAND DISTRICT 8pm ............Krewe Babalu Parade – THE STRAND DISTRICT SAENGERFEST PARK: 5pm – 6pm..................Band: Obscene Creatures, (rock-a-billy) 6:30pm – 8pm ..........Band: The Failed Attempt, (ska / reggae) 8:30pm -10pm ..............Band: Rocking Horse, (classic covers) 10:30pm - MIDNIGHT..Band: Raging Apathy, (alternative rock) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 MARDI GRAS EVENTS: 3pm ......................Z Krewe Parade – THE STRAND DISTRICT 6pm ........Krewe of Momus Parade – THE STRAND DISTRICT ALL DAY ................Balcony Parties – THE STRAND DISTRICT SAENGERFEST PARK: 11AM – 11:45AM ......Magician / Escape Artist: Michael Patrick NOON - 2pm ........................Band: Navasota Rio (classic rock) 2:30pm - 4pm ........................................Band: 3 Peace (covers) 4:30pm – 6pm ..........................Band: Zone of Inhibition, (rock) 6:30pm - 8pm ............................Band: Darwins Finches, (rock) 8:30pm – 10pm ..................Band: The Crisis, (alternative rock) 10:30PM – MIDNIGHT......Band: Brandon McDermott (country) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 MARDI GRAS EVENTS: NOON – 5pm ..............Gambrinus Party – STRAND DISTRICT 1PM ......................................................Pet Parade – SEAWALL 2PM ..........................Krewe of Munchkins Parade – SEAWALL THE STRAND DISTRICT: NOON – 6PM ................ENTERTAINMENT: BEAD CATCHING FAT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 THE STRAND DISTRICT PARADES: 6:30PM Krewe of Aquarius Parade – THE STRAND DISTRICT 7:30PMKrewe Babalu Balcony Party – THE STRAND DISTRICT

ates for various Bay Area and Galveston krewes.” Douglas said. “They are elegantly custom built and one of a kind.” So whether you’re new to the game, or an old pro looking for some fresh gear, the Fun Shop has quite the assortment to get everyone loaded up and ready for throwing. Remember, next time you catch some

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of those beads, and wonder where they came from know that someone out there has a clue, “We supply most of everything that is thrown in Galveston Mardi Gras,” Douglas said. So now, altogether, ‘Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez’

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Herbert’s Fun Shop

Your Mardi Gras Headquarters One simple question: Are you ready for the excitement of Mardi Gras? If not, don’t despair. Head over to the Fun Shop. Located just off Hwy. 146 at 2114 Seabrook Circle (behind the Waffle House), the Fun Shop has been serving the Bay Area for more than 30 years and built its current stand-alone showroom three years ago when it ran out of space. “We are the largest supplier of Mardi Gras products in the State of Texas,” owner Gary Douglas said. “We import our Mardi Gras beads direct from China and many of our customers have even expressed that

our prices are cheaper than what they have seen at the chain stores or over in Louisiana.” This locally owned shop is filled with costumes and decorations year round. It is a major mail-order supplier across the United States and has even provided costumes and props for television shows including C.S.I. and My Name Is Earl and movies including She’s the Man and Accepted. But Douglas is especially proud of his Mardi Gras offerings as the preferred supplier for most of the krewes. You’ll find Mardi Gras Beads, thowables (like Frisbees and bracelets), eye masks, purple-green-and-gold shirts, hats and all kinds of spirited accessories as well as costumes for those themed krewe events.

The Fun Shop is perfect for those looking to add to their own Mardi Gras wardrobe or those simply needing to load up with “ammunition” before hitting the parades and loft parties in Kemah or Galveston. The Fun Shop offers more than a hundred styles of beads including custom-made beads that you will not find anywhere else. - Continued on Page 27

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Cock-Eyed Seagull 1010B E. NASA Parkway 281-335-5400

We are offering a private table with white tablecloths, roses, candles, bottles of champagne and dessert. You choose from chocolate-covered strawberries, death-bychocolate cake, or cheesecake. For the price of $35 a couple and we have the perfect band for that special night too! Live music by Michael Stevens to follow.

Tequila Boom’s 3138 Nasa Rd. 1 in Seabrook 281-326-3999

Our dinner special will be the Parillada for Two, which will include fajitas, shrimp, rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo and tortillas. Tequila Boom’s homemade Apple Crisp is a musttry for dessert. It’s a puff pastry filled with cinnamon, apples, and then topped with cinnamon sugar, honey and a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.

Masa Sushi 977 NASA Rd. 1 in Webster 281-486-9888 1804 W. FM 646 in Dickinson 281-337-1288

Enjoy Valentine's dinner for two for $80 at Masa Sushi. Meal includes an appetizer, sashimi-sushi and entree, with a free glass of champagne.

Main 101 101 E. Main in La Porte 281-470-8484

Join us on Valentine’s Day and enjoy complimentary champagne with your dinner. Special touches in our service make our location the most romantic year-round, along with soft lighting and music. For dessert, indulge in our Strawberry Champagne Chocolate Cake Trifle, served in a layered glass. Reservations are preferred.

Mediterraneo 18033 Upper Bay Rd. in Nassau Bay 281-333-3180

We will be featuring a special menu on Valentine’s Day from 5:30pm to 9:30 pm. For dessert, try our fabulous Tiramisu. Mediterraneo will also be featuring music from Victoria Stone. Reservations are recommended.

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La Brisa 4001 Hwy. 146, Bacliff 281-559-2415

La Brisa will be featuring two mouthwatering dishes for Valentine’s Day. The first is called the Plato Enamorado. It includes a lobster tail, chicken & beef fajitas, mixed vegetables served w/rice, charro beans, pico de gallo, chili con queso, guacamole, fresh tortillas and sopapillas for dessert. The second is the Plato Corazon, which is four jumbo grilled shrimp with mixed vegetables served with rice, charro beans, pico de gallo, chili con queso, guacamole, fresh tortillas and sopapillas for dessert.

Three Oaks 601 E. Main St. in Historic League City 281-557-8466

Three Oaks Fine Wines & Exquisite Foods is pleased to offer live music provided by Claudio (formerly of Claudio’s in Kemah) on Valentine’s Night. In addition, we will be serving Lamb Chops with Parmesan Risotto, New York Strip Steaks with Loaded Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus, Grilled Chicken Breast Chardonnay with Loaded Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus and GrillSeared Ahi Tuna served over a Spring Mix Salad with an Asian Ginger Vinaigrette and the Tuna is served with an Asian Ponzu Sauce. Each of our entrée’s will be followed by our chef-prepared Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee which is caramelized table-side. A delectable crust of caramelized sugar with a succulent Creme Brulee Custard beneath, it is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. We invite you and yours to join us for an evening you will never regret! Three Oaks completely renovated the Old historic City Pharmacy Building at 601 E. Main in The Historic District of League City (next door to Bauble’s and Beads). With beautiful stone

archways and jewel tones which accent the custom artwork and decor perfectly when lit by candle light, Three Oaks is the perfect spot to take someone special on Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter. Romance should not be limited to only one day of the year and is evidenced by our passion for providing each of our guests with an unparalleled experience. Reservations are highly recommended. There are two service times for dinner, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Seating is available within the first 30 minutes of each dining window, however, we will do our very best to accommodate any special request.

Thai Seafood 17926 Hwy. 3, Suite 107 (Hwy. 3 & NASA Rd. 1) 281-338-8712

There will be dinner specials to be announced the day of Valentine's for our customers. We will also offer roses for the ladies. The restaurant offers low lighting, tablecloth settings, quiet soft music and classy ambiance. Sweet Rice, Fried Bananas and Coconut Ice Cream are among the selections to choose from for dessert. No reservations required!

Gabacho’s 4449 NASA Rd. 1 in El Lago 281-326-5697

On Valentine’s, enjoy the special Snapper Veracruz at Gabacho’s. This plate consists of fresh red snapper topped with shrimp, crawfish, mushrooms, and fresh spinach tossed in a jalapeno sour cream sauce. It also includes riche, charro beans, and your choice of tortilla soup or a salad. This special also includes a dessert of Tres Leches or Mexican Flan. Also, enjoy live music from Michael Stevens during your romantic dinner for two. Reservations are recommended for this occasion. Papa Fajitas 463 Bay Area Blvd. 281-480-4090 Come in and try our Valentine’s Special, Plato Amor for two! It includes fresh marinated chicken or beef fajitas (or mixed) topped with sauteed shrimp, ranchera sauce and Monterrey cheese. Served with Mexican rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and homemade tortillas for only $26.99. - Continued on Page 30

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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series CHEF MICHAEL ZHOU MASA SUSHI FUSION RESTAURANT 977 NASA Road 1 • 281-486-9888 Experience: Masa Sushi’s head chef and owner Michael Zhou has been a sushi chef for over 20 years. He learned to make sushi in 1985 from a Japanese champion sushi chef who opened a restaurant in Michael's hometown in China. Chef Michael opened his first restaurant in China in 1991. In 1994 he and a partner opened up a restaurant Tampa, Florida. In 2000, he opened his own Japanese Fusion restaurant in the Memorial area called Mikado. Masa Sushi opened in October of 2005. . Specialty: Sushi, Sashimi and Japanese traditional appetizers. Signature Dish: New Style Flounder Sahimi. It takes great skill to slice the flounder very thin. I also created a special sauce (house sauce) unique to this restaurant. (Other signature dishes include: Texas jalapenos Yellowtail Sashimi, Black Pepper Tuna Sashimi) Famous clients: "There have been lots of famous people. One is Carl Lewis. At my other restaurant, it was located near (Former President) George Bush's house. The secret service would regularly pick up food to take back to the Bush house.” Cooking Tips: Use your heart to make your food. If you don't put your heart into it, then it's no good.

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Classic Cafe 2511 NASA RD 1 in Seabrook 281-326-1512

Our special will be a 6-ounce filet minion served over crab cake topped with a lemon butter sauce and jumbo lump crab meat with garlic mashed potatoes topped with Brandy bleu cheese creme sauce. Served with asparagus in a red pepper creme sauce. Choose from either lobster bisque or a warm spinach salad. $24.99. Avoid the headaches of waiting long lines in larger restaurants. Come to The Classic, where you are assured attentive service and a great meal. For dessert, we recommend our New York Style Cheesecake, drizzled with chocolate and strawberries.

Cork Wine Bar 19325 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 7 in Webster 281-554-Wine

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at Cork Wine Bar, and indulge in Prix Fixe Menu. The first course will be either mixed field greens with crumbled Maytag blue cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries topped with Montrachet vinaigrette, or long leaf Romaine salad with shaved asiago and a ciabatta crostini dressed with a fresh anchovy Caesar. The intermezzo will consist of Double Gloucester – England, Maytag Blue – Iowa, or Asiago D’Allevo – Italy. Entrees consist of an 8-ounce center cut filet of black angus beef with grilled vegetables, basil red potato mash and a cabernet demi-glace, or

Clifton Seaside Diner: 10 Grand Ave. in Bacliff • 281-339-3474 What's more romantic than a waterfront view of Galveston Bay? On Valentine's Day, diners will have their choice of three entrees: Prime Rib, Filet Mignon with lump crab meat and Bearnaise sauce or Twin Lobster Tail. Each entree comes with a salad and dessert. The featured dessert for the evening will be chocolate-covered strawberries. Whether permitting, it may even be nice enough to dine on their huge waterfront patio. Walk-ins are welcome.

free-range Chicken Roulade with imported Chevre, fresh rosemary and applewood smoked bacon served with wild rice and grilled vegetables. For dessert, choose from homemade Colossal Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing and a strawberry glaze. Price is $100 per couple - $50 per person. Two glasses of Chalone Merlot or Vinavera Sauvignon Blanc included. Also available for purchase, is a dozen red roses for $75. A portion of our sales will be donated to LET US CAT YOUR PARTER Community AssisY! tance Providers of Clear Lake (CAP). The setting at Cork is intimate and cozy. We have an amaz-

ing selection of wines, delicious food and desserts, plus fabulous live music. Cork is the perfect place to have an anniversary, first date, or romantic evening away from the kids. Don't miss the live music from "Boa Vida" during Valentine's dinner. Reservations preferred. - Continued on Page 22

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Reservations For Romance 15 for those who can’t make it on Valentine’s Day. Choose from Stuffed Chicken Avgolemeno, Poseidon’s Seafood Trio, Mixed Grill of Bakkus, or the Land & Sea lover plate. All entrees come with your choice of Sundried Tomato Bisque or Greek salad, and sauteed asparagus or vegetable medley and garlic mashed potatoes. We will also be serving from our full menu. For dessert, try the “Never on Sunday,” which consists of Bluebell Ice Cream topped with crumbled Baklava, honey syrup, strawberry puree and pineapple and dusted with cinnamon. No reservations accepted; We are first come, first serve.

Nothing says “I love you” quite like planning ahead for the perfect romantic setting with your sweetie. Whatever your idea of a perfect evening out includes live music, an intimate candlelit booth or sharing a delicious dessert, you and your date can make your Valentine’s Day a special one this year. Here are several establishments who are already preparing to make this Valentine’s Day memorable and delicious. Don’t forget to call and make reservations early, and tell them you saw them in The SCENE.

Don Pico’s 2110 Bay Area Blvd. 281-280-8081

Don’t miss our Valentine’s Day special for two, consisting of four jumbo shrimp, beef and chicken fajitas, along with rice, beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Also enjoy two sopapillas with ice cream for dessert, all for $21.95 all day long!

Mario's Flying Pizza 618 W. NASA Pkwy in Webster 281-332-2202

On Valentine’s Day, Mario’s in Webster will offer their special Valentine’s Buffet in their beautiful Webster banquet room. Private tables from two to ten are available and the 6:30 pm seating will begin with a champagne toast provided to each couple. Live jazz music will be playing during the evening and reservations are preferred for this event.

Sundance Grill 800 Mariner Drive (Waterford Harbour) 281-535-5350

On Valentine's Day we will have the Sweetheart package for $29.95 a person. Choose from soup or salad, appetizer, main course and dessert. There will also be roses for the ladies. Being located in the marina of beautiful Waterford Harbour makes our spot the most romantic around. We have tablecloth settings, low lighting, and a fireplace for a very classy feel. Performing will be locally renowned musical sensation, Claudio. Chocolate mousse torte is a musttry for dessert! Reservations recommended.

Bakkhus Taverna 605 A 6th St. in Kemah 281-538-1800

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IKE UPDATE

MORE PROGRESS TO REPORT IN KEMAH Landry’s open • Zone 504 rebuilding • Kemah Pan Jam coming in March Month after month, we are still watching and waiting and witnessing the resurgence of our community. In every issue of The SCENE since the storm, including the October issue that required gas generators to power our computers, we’ve written about the resilience of our business owners and residents. We all fight to make a come back as fully as we can to overcome the obstacles laid down by Hurricane Ike back in September. This month our covers feature two more businesses, Mario’s Italian Restaurant in Seabrook and the Green Parrot Bar & Grill in San Leon, that suffered such extreme damage, that it took them a little longer than many to get back going.

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MARIO'S Continued From Page 10 The nightly specials at the two restaurants include their Never-Ending Pasta Bowl for $6.95 on Mondays with 99-cent domestic drafts. Kids under 12 eat free on Tuesday. (See store for details.) On Wednesdays you can meet your friends for 99 cents house wine or, if you prefer, Thursdays for 99 cents domestic draft. Vogt prides herself on being involved and giving back to her community. Mario’s was the last restaurant open in Seabrook as Hurricane Ike’s surge took over the shores. She would later call it the “last supper.” Vogt was named one of “Houston’s Hurricane Heroes” by Great Day Houston for feeding more than 400 Coast Guard personnel based out of the Hilton immediately following the storm. Additionally, every Sunday Mario’s Seabrook seated 300 to 400 in a make shift drive thru providing a hot pasta meal and salad for any passers-by. On February 28, from 9am to noon, Vogt – along with the University of St.

Grand Finale Catering In 2001 Vogt founded Grand Finale Catering. It caters all levels of events from 2 to 5,000 people. Call 281-3345800 or e-mail them at grandfinalecatering@comcast.net for more information.

Thomas – will be having a Samaritan clothing and house-wares giveaway to Bay Area families still recovering from Hurricane Ike. Mario’s Webster was one of the first restaurants open for business following the storm. They served people outside under huge catering tents in the parking lot while Vogt and the staff cooked with propane stoves and pizza ovens by candlelight. In December, just before Christmas, she opened the Seabrook location for a special event featuring spaghetti-eating contests, flying pizza contests, a “kiss the cook” contest and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Photos from Mario’s Seabrook’s Reopening All of the money from the event benefited the American benefitting the American Cancer Society Cancer Society, one of many in such a competitive industry. charities and nonprofits Vogt has been involved with over the years. “These are the people who have given me baby gifts, who I’ve laughed with A former science teacher who jokes and cried with, who I’ve sat and broke about how she ended up in the restaubread with that sometimes come in three rant business, Vogt finds joy in giving times a week or more,” she said. “They’re back to those who have given her the more than just customers, they’re family.” opportunity to make a living and thrive

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BOUNCING BACK BIGGER AND BETTER By Betsey Ennis

over the legendary Mario’s in Webster. “This month, we’ll be serving great anniversary specials at both our locations,” Vogt said.

The pizzas are soaring high at Mario’s Flying Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Seabrook. The popular restaurant suffered severe damage from Hurricane Ike’s visit. But on January 1, 2009, it reopened bigger and better than before and owner Tamara Vogt is so excited about her “new” place she can’t hide it.

On Valentine’s Day, Mario’s in Webster will offer their special Valentine’s buffet in their beautiful Webster banquet room. Private tables seating two to ten are available and the 6:30 p.m. seating will

But who would want to? “Eight holes in the ceiling and 20 inches of rising water in the dining room left the restaurant unrecognizable,” Vogt said. “Everything down to the last stainless fork was unsalvageable. The only thing left standing were the four walls.” Now, it is a brand new restaurant. The newness hits you upon entering: marble framing around the huge pizza ovens, granite countertops, Italian-style arches between the dining room and the server space and a brand new 12-foot salad bar. Booths line the walls and diners can now enjoy featured programs on one of the four new plasma screens or take advantage of the Wi-Fi live access.

Mario’s owner Tamara Vogt and her fiance David Smith, who rebuilt her restaurant.

There is a restored spirit and excitement felt by Vogt and all of her staff who rallied around her and stuck by her side throughout the four long months that it took to rebuild.

begin with a champagne toast provided to each couple. Live jazz music will be playing during the

Vogt credit’s her fiance David Smith of DPS Contracting for not only rebuilding her restaurant but putting all of their lives back together. You’ll still find the same friendly faces and customer service, but make sure to go and try the new menu choices and enjoy the fabulous new wine list which includes Caymus Cabernet and Duckhorn Merlot to r name a few. e st b e W s ’ o ri m at Ma Banquet Roo Must-try menu items include new gourmet pizzas, calzones, pasta dishes, Tiramisu and, of course, the award-winning traditional pizzas which have been named the “best in the Bay Area” for years.

evening. Reservations are preferred. For those corporate gatherings or special occasions, Webster has two banquet rooms available with a capacity of 125. The private rooms feature surround sound, wireless Internet and a 7-foot screen ready for PowerPoint presentations. Both locations now share the same lunch and dinner menus and offer full delivery of all menu items all day, every day! - Continued on Page 13

But the great news isn’t limited to the Seabrook location as February marks the one-year anniversary since Vogt and Smith took

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February 2009 ..........South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 10, 13....................Cover Story: Mario’s Flying Pizza 15 ..................Ike Update: Kemah is bouncing back 16, 19, 22, 30 ................Reservations For Romance 20....................................Great Chef’s of Clear Lake 25 & 27 ..Herbert’s Fun Shop: Mardi Gras Headquarters 27 ........................Guide to Mardi Gras Galveston 2009 28................................SCENE Cultural Arts Column 29......................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 32 & 33 ........................Where to Eat and Drink (Map) 35 ....................................SCENE Style: Renew You 37 ..................................Go Red For Women News - - - - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE- - - - - -

38, 43, 46, 54 ......The SCENE’s Live Music Coverage 40 ..................................MMA: SCENE’s Top 10 List 40 ................................MMA: Featured UFC Venue 41..............MMA: January Mixed Martial Arts Recap 43 ......................................New Club & Pub Report 44 ....................Beer: Saint Arnold One Pot Cookoff 45 ................................Beer: Featured Beer Venue 49..................................................Martini Madness 51 ....................Hurricane Ike Update: Green Parrot 52,53 ........................................Happy Hour Guide 52 ............................................Featured Bartender 52 ................Royal Ball and other Featured Events

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NEW LOCATION Opening This Month! Now hiring friendly staff: 281-993-8385

Come check out the awesome Cajun Ambience & our HUGE Oyster Bar!

1300 Broadway • Pearland (FM 518 where Friendswood & Pearland meet )

281-993-8385 or Roses f ies the Lad h 14t on Feb

• Award-Winning Crawfish • Gumbo of the Day • Cajun Ceviche

Happy Hour Specials: Monday - Friday, 2 to 7pm • $2 Tuesday with Domestics & Imports; $3 Wells / $3 Margaritas

20760 Gulf Frwy. • Webster (in the Garden Ridge parking lot near Hooters)

281-332-7474 - www.floydsseafood.com -

NOT YOUR ORDINARY GREEK RESTAURANT

“COME BE GREEK BY ASSOCIATION”

• DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS (11AM-3PM) • FULL BAR • SUNDAY BRUNCH COMING SOON! • CRAWFISH & SNOWCRAB WEDNESDAYS

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)


Since 1974

Steakhouse Restaurant

IT’S T-BONE SEASON JOIN US AT T-BONE TOM’S, WE’RE BACK!

35¢ WINGS

MONDAY NIGHTS IN TOM’S BACKYARD GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!

Sunday, February 22 • 1-5pm

Post Krewe Du Lac Parade Mardi Parti

w/ Ezra Charles & the Works

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

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KEMAH/SEABROOK BRIDGE) • www.tbonetoms.com


MARIO’S

FLYING PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Voted Bay Area’s Best Margarita

HAPPY HOUR

SEABROOK

WEBSTER

281-474-5103

281-332-2202

1304 Bayport Blvd

618 W. NASA Pkwy.

Mon-Fri 11am-7pm

SEABROOK LOCATION NOW OPEN!! MENU, WI-FI NEW LOOK! NEW FLAT SCREENS! NEW FABULOUS WINE LIST!

COME CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY Saturday, February 14th

Sweetheart Fajitas for 2 includes Beef, Chicken or Mixed Platter Fajitas, 2 House Margaritas & Desert for 2 - Only $40

NOW ON WED:

$2 Well Drinks 7pm to close

SAME FRIENDLY FACES & SAME GREAT SERVICE

BOTH LOCATIONS: Full Delivery of All Menu – All Day, Every Day!

NIGHTLY SPECIALS Monday ..................Never-Ending Pasta Bowl $6.95 99¢ Domestic Draft Tuesday ......................................Kids Under 12 Eat Free (1 child per adult entree. Kids menu only.)

Wednesday ........................................$1.99 House Wine Thursday ......................................$1.99 Domestic Draft

N O W O N TH U R S DAY & FR I D AY:

FREE hors d’oeuvres (Bar Only) 5-7pm

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

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

HANG OUT AND ENJOY THE FOOD!

WEBSTER LOCATION:

2 BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE SEATING UP TO 125: CORP EVENTS OR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

CELEBRATING 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF NEW OWNERSHIP! FABULOUS SPECIALS ALL MONTH LONG!

GRAND FINALE CATERING Let us cater your next special event! 281-334-5800 • grandfinalecatering@comcast.net



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