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DOC’S WANTS U! INDEPENDENCE PARTY Saturday July 4th!

7 Days of Doc’s $1 $2

I. SUNDAY: ....................Cliff’s Karaoke Brigade and DRINKS! II. MONDAZE: ............................ Ribeye Dinner Pints Select Pitcher III. TUESDAY:...................... Strippers Lie and DOMESTIC LONGNECKS DRINKS! IV. WEDNESDAY: .. V. THURSDAY:....$1.75 Big Ass Beer • $4 Dom $5 Imp & $6 Spec. Pitchers VI. FRIDAY: .............. Ribeyes and CROWN DRINKS VII. SATURDAY: ................ DOM. BOTTLES & WELL DRINKS

$5

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$2 $3.50 $2.75

* $1.50 per pound Crawfish on Thursday & Fridays

Strippers Lie Every Tuesday

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ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP MON. JAM SESSION 8-12PM • TUES & THURS: CLIFF’S KARAOKE 8-12

LIVE MUSIC FRI 8PM-12AM • SUN 3-7PM SAT 3-7PM & 9PM -1AM Fri 7/3 ..........................Slide Effect Sat 7/4........................Lawst Dogz Sat 7/4 ................The Kind (9pm) Sun 7/5............Brother To Brother Fri 7/10 ..............Curtis King Band Sat 7/11 ....................Opus Chaos Sat 7/11 ............Live Band (9pm)

Sun 7/12 .......... James Reese Band Fri 7/17..........................Bone Yard Sat 7/18 ..............Michael Stevens Sat 7/18 ............Live Music (9pm) Sun 7/19 ......................The Posse Fri 7/24 ............The Spiffingtons Sat 7/25 ..................Odd Man Out Sat 7/25 ..........Think Tank (9pm) Sun 7/26 ..............Abraham’s Tree Fri 7/31 ............Blow Torch Repair Sat 8/01 ..................................007

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Mark Your Calendar!

July 5th Bike Wash NOT THE RACHELS live on the patio Moon walk for Kids, HPD Stunters & More

July 2009

Pirates 26 Radio Sunday

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‘80s & ‘90s Music

Big Ass Beer & DJ or Live Music

$3 JAGERS & $5 PITCHERS Monday

$2 FAJITAS & $2 MARGARITAS $2 FAJITAS & $2 MARGARITAS

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23 Big Ass Beer Radio Drama

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Christina’s 3 Vampire Birthday Party $2 Baja Bombs $5 Pitchers

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Ladies Night

4 Live Band STRIPPERS LIE

Tania’s Birthday Bash

Friday

Sunday .......... July 5

NOT THE RACHELS

Monday .......... July 6

STRIPPERS LIE

Thursday ........ July 9 Sunday ........ July 12 Tuesday ........ July 16

RADIO DRAMA

Saturday ...... July 18

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NOT THE RACHELS

Monday ........ July 20

PIRATE RADIO

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Sunday ........ July 26

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Thursday ......July 30

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(with many promotions, drink specials and a happy hour)

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Karaoke every Sunday

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25¢ Wings • $5 Dom Pitchers

Monday Madness $5.99 Steak & Salad $5 Dom Pitchers $10.95 Surf & Turf $1.99/lb Crawfish (potatoes & corn extra)

$2.25 Dom Longnecks $2.50 House Wine $2.50 Wells

Wednesday Humpday!

$2 Fish Tacos • $2 Frozen Ritas $2 Dos XX Pints

Texas Thursdays

$2 Shiner Pints • $3 Titos Drinks

My Day Fridays 6 to 9pm

All-U-Can-Eat Fried Shrimp: $9.95 All-U-Can-Eat boiled Shrimp: $14.95

Saturdays (well, just Saturday!) 25¢ Wings • $5 Pitchers 50¢ Smoked Oysters (til 6pm)

$3.99/lb

CRAWFISH

EVERY DAY THAT ENDS IN “Y”

Nobody does it better!

Fri. 7/3 ......................................Madigan Sat. 7/4 ................................Prime Time Sun. 7/5....................Troy Allen (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guest (6-10pm) Mon. 7/6 ..................Mama Cass Karaoke Tue. 7/7............Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 7/8......................The V Connection Thu. 7/9 ..........................................TBA Fri. 7/10..........................Sheila Marshall Sat. 7/11 ..........................................TBA Sun. 7/12 ........DeWayne & Dave (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guest (6-10pm) Mon. 7/13 ................Mama Cass Karaoke Tue. 7/14 ........ Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 7/15 ..................Slide Effect (8-11) Thu. 7/16 ................ Don Martinez Band Fri. 7/17.................... Mambo Jazz Kings Sat. 7/18 .................. Mambo Jazz Kings Sun. 7/12..................Rose & Ben (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guest (6-10pm) Mon. 7/20 ................Mama Cass Karaoke Tue. 7/21 ........ Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 7/22 ..........................Groove Kings Thu. 7/23 ................................2nd Wind Fri. 7/24 ................................11th Hour Sat. 7/25 ....................................Rapture Sun. 7/26 ........DeWayne & Dave (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guest (6-10pm) Mon. 7/27 ................Mama Cass Karaoke Tue. 7/28 ........ Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 7/29 ..............................Modern Art Thu. 7/30 ........................................TBA Fri. 7/31 ........................................Echoz

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

1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) in Kemah • 281-456-4641


CLEAR LAKEʼS NEWEST BAR

12 Big Screen TVs and Projection Screens to watch MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, UFC and … Great Prices • Pool • Golden-Tee • Shuffle Board Darts • A Private V.I.P. Room and a Hot Staff

WE’VE GOT IT ALL!!!

BUZZ TIME Trivia / Poker / Texas Hold’em

Daily Specials 2pm – 7pm $3.50 You-Call-It (excludes top shelf & select)

Monday Night Madness

60 oz. Pitchers $6 Domestic & $8 Imports

Tuesday – Pitcher Night

25 oz. Mugs $3 Domestic & $4 Imports

Wednesday – Big Ass Beer

STRIPPERS LIE Wednesday Nights @ EJ’s No Cover! $3 Long Islands & Margaritas

Thursday – Ladies Night

$2 Domestic / $2.50 Import Drafts July 3 ............................Electric Bite July 10 ....................Beggars Union July 17..................Bodacious Tatas July 24..............................Boneyard July 31 ........................Down-n-Dirty

Fridays – Live Music Night

plus Live Music & UFC (as scheduled) July 4 ..............................Tarantuala July 12 ............................Skrewpipe w/ Special Guest VICTIM

Saturdays - DJ Nickyz

Bikes, Beers and Babes Beer Buckets: $10 Domestics & $12 Imports

Sunday – Bike Day


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COVER STORY

Heads -N- Tails: More than just Crawfish! By CARMEN BATES

day of the week, their menu items have always struck me as delicious. They serve a wide variety of food from seafood and pasta, to steak and some Cajun dishes as well (though that is not the focus of the menu). Miller said they sell the tastiest crawfish that they can find until they can’t get them anymore, usually until mid-August. Some of their must-try menu items include their chicken brochette (bacon wrapped chicken, stuffed with fresh spinach, jalapeños and cheese), panseared snapper and my personal favorite, the Philly steak sandwich. If you’re looking for lunch, they have a delicious daily special for just $5.99, so stop by and check it out. Miller also noted that they have hired a new management staff as well as new servers, so you can be sure that the service will match your delightful food and drink experience at Heads -N- Tails.

Don’t be fooled by their name--Heads -N- Tails Bar & Grill has so much more to offer their loyal customers than just spicy crawfish. Located at 1053 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094) in Kemah, this live music venue is jamming seven nights a week, and their expansion ideas are just coming into fruition. If you haven’t tried their menu, one bite, and you will be sure to come back for more. It’s that good! Driving up to the building, I was taken aback by all the exterior changes. Though they’ve always had outdoor seating since opening in March of 2008, now you can enjoy your meals under a huge shady palapa covering the entire side patio. In front, they’ve also expanded the porch for sunbathers who are looking to catch some rays while they enjoy their frosty beverages or meals outdoors. Next door you will also notice some dust and commotion where they are converting the building into “The Brick House.” This expansion is expected to be a big hit for the south side of the lake, because they are putting in a brick oven and will be baking up delicious pizzas. To complement their pizza creations, they will also be offering 120 imported beers with 75 varieties on tap. “Everything should be up and running next door later this month,” said owner Eric Miller. There are also new interior changes to Heads -N- Tails, with a separate smoking area around the bar and a huge stage and dance floor where there were once tables at the front entrance. Venture further into the back corner of the restaurant, and you will discover a game room getaway, complete with pool tables, shuffleboard, dart boards, and video games like Big Buck Hunter and the newest Golden Tee Live on a 56 inch plasma. Digital Texas Hold‘Em, Trivia and Fantasy Football will also be available soon on multiple TVs throughout the bar area.

On a side note, Miller also pointed out that Heads -N- Tails will be among the first restaurants in the Clear Lake area to be PCI compliant. This prevents credit card theft by allowing customers to swipe their credit or debit cards at their table, instead of handing their plastic over to their server. With this new technology, customers can be assured that their personal information is safe because their credit card never leaves their sight and is never stored at the restaurant. Look for this change to come by the end of July.

Speaking of the bar, grab your friends and catch your favorite teams playing on one of their 25 plasma TVs and enjoy unbeatable $5 pitchers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. They offer happy hour every day of the week from noon to 7 p.m., including $3 wells, shots and wine plus $2.25 domestic longnecks. Find the best deals during $2 Tuesdays, where you can enjoy crawfish for $1.99 a pound, $2.50 wells and wine, and $2.25 domestic longnecks all night. If you prefer buckets of beer, they have them for $12 any day of the week.

You can find Heads -N- Tails daily specials and live music line up online at www.headsntailsbarandgrill.com, or www.kemahcitylimits.com. So whether you go for the bar atmosphere, music or food, make sure you swing by during the month of July to check out all their new updates, and don’t forget to tell them The SCENE

Besides being able to enjoy live music indoors or out every-

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Mon. ..$2 Dom / $3 Import Bottles Tues. ..............$5 Bull Blasters Wed. ............$4 Crown & Down Thurs. Ladies Night w $3 U-Call-it & Happy Hour till mid-nite for Ladies Fri. ....................All Bombs $4 Sat ....Wheel Specials Every Hour MON & WED: Sun. $2 Bloddy Marys & Mimosas TEXAS HOLD’EM

Live Music:

Fri & Sat 9pm-1am

7/2 ........................Front Porch Society 7/3 ..................................House Rockers 7/4 ................................Bodacious Tatas 7/9 ....................Chris Elliot (Acoustic) 7/10 ..........Guppies From Outer Space 7/11 ....HAMILTON LOOMIS (9:30pm) with Both Feet @ 8pm 7/17 ......................Black Orchid Ritual 7/18..............................Luscious Collide 7/24 ..................Country Store Buffalo 7/25 ........................................Next Level 7/31 ............................Back Seat Driver 8/1 ........Language Room w/ Both Feet 8/7 ......................HAMILTON LOOMIS 8/8 ............................Laurel & the Edge

We would also like to announce the return of W C CLARK to Houston on August 29, 2009.

DAWG HOUSE!

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

Hamilton Loomis photo by Andy Eng

Come check out the

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

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

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Sake Bombs $3.50, Large Sake $3.95, Small Sake $1.95

------------------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 including $2.50 Wells, $2 Big Ass Beer and no cover on Thursday. Visit ScoutBar.com for details.

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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

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Where: 1232 W. FM 646 When: Mon to Fri 2 to 7pm & All Day Sunday

Where: 8510 FM 517 (Dickinson) When: Everyday 4 to 7pm & What: $1.50 16oz Drafts

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

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

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Mexican Restaurant 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: 17420 Fife Ln. (@ Bay Area) When: Daily: 3pm -7pm What: $1.75 Long Necks $1.50 Dom Drafts $9 Guinness pitchers $4.50 House Wine $4 Patron Shots

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Cock-Eyed SEAGULL

Where: 2233 E. Bayshore Drive When: Mon.- Fri.; 4pm -7pm What: 1$ Draft, $3.50 Well $2 Dom Longneck $2.50 Frozen Marg.

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

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THE BEER SHOP

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

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!

JAPANESE SAKE BAR

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

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

Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon: $3 wells all night (+ Karaoke), Tues: $2 and $3 pints; Wed: $2 and $3 bottles (+ Open Mic ); Thurs: Big Ass Beer $2 Domestic & $3 Import; Fri. & Sat. $3 shot specials. Sunday $2 Bloody Mary's, Mimosas and $2 pints.

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 GINGER FROM GREEN PARROT 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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Flavor of the Day: $3 All Day 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 Where: 4449 NASA Road 1 When: Mon.- Fri. 11 am - 7pm Also all day Saturday What: $2.99 House Margaritas

When: Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm. Call for details.

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Where: 18301A Egret Bay Blvd. (Above Scout Bar) When: Daily 3pm to 8pm What: $1.50 wells, $1.50 wines, $2.25 domestic pints & $1lb crawfish on Thursdays & Fridays

Where: 20760 Gulf Frwy (Webster) What: Martini Day Monday “Keep the Shaker” $2 Tuesdays: All Domestics & Imports Plus $3 Wells & $3 Margaritas Hurricane Humpday (Wednesdays)

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How long have you worked there? I’ve worked in the Bay area for 10 years. Been at The Green Parrot for 1 wonderful year! Signature drink: Ginger Juice. Made of Malibu and my special blend of juices. Best Tip: Mr. Mike, and I ain't talkin’.

Outriggers 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: 4001 Hwy. 146 When: Daily 11am-7pm What: $2 House Margaritas,

Where: 101 Bath Ave. (Seabrook) When: Mon thru Thur 4- 9pm What: $2.50 Domestic Bottles $3.00 Wells, $3.75 Margaritas $4.00 Wine by the glass

In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? FunLoving, hard-working women! What I love about bartending:

The people I work with and my clientele. Favorite thing about the Bay Area? Tropical mood and the beautiful sunsets! Hobbies: I love to sing and dance! Other than your own, what other profession would you like to attempt? To perform on stage with Slide Effect, "Pat Beetles" Who inspires you? My childhood soulmate for life, my husband.

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

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

Where: 19325 Gulf Frwy #5 When: Mon.- Fri.; 3pm -7pm What: $1 ritas; $2 well and domestic beer; $3 calls and import & specialty beers

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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SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, JULY 4 Red, White & Blues Special! Watch the fireworks from our deck

ON-GOING SPECIALS!

! ! N E P O W NO

• $2 TUES TASTINGS • WINE-A-RITA WEDNESDAYS $3 All Day + App. Specials • WINE & CHEESE THURSDAYS • SATURDAY SPECIALS Happy Hour 4-6 Ask about specials

New Location! 709 Harris • Kemah (behind T-bone Tom’s)

OVER 26 VARIETIES OF WINE • CUSTOM BLENDED WINES • PERSONALIZED LABELS • WINERY TOURS MOZZARELLA & SALUMI BAR • LARGE OUTDOOR PATIO • WINE-MAKING CLASSES • BOTTLING PARTIES

OPEN: Tue - Wed: Noon-7 • Thur: Noon-9 Fri & Sat: Noon-11 • Sun: Noon-6

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| www.DvineWineKemah.com | 281-334-8300

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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 Ezra Charles at T-Bone Toms

Chris Webb at Monkey Bar Rising star alert! Just in before press time, homegrown singer/songwriter, Chris Webb, was spotted on the SCENE at the Monkey Bar before opening for Randy Travis the following night. Keep an eye out for Chris and his talented band at a place near you!

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

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Wow! What a hot month! The music in June was exceptionally good everywhere we went with appreciative audiences galore, and great service at every venue we visited. The hands down over-the-top event this month was clearly the Green Parrot Summer Solstice Music Festival. Also registering over-thetop was the Mark May show at Katies, Erase the Virus at Scout Bar, Heads -N- Tails with Madigan, and Ezra Charles setting fire at T-Bone Toms. Spring is winding to an end and the tropical season is getting going so we will be adding a few more indoor venues to go along with our regular beat. Hope to see you out there! Also this coming month, we are preparing for the upcoming Jim Shortt Memorial Celebration at the Cockeyed Seagull. Stay tuned!

Mark May's legion of fans from near and as far away as Scotland packed Katie's this month and were treated to an over-the-top show as Mark and the boys (www.markmay.com) let it all hang out throughout the evening. By our count, there are three venues on the SCENE beat owned by musician/players including Katie's, Joel's Ugly Dawg and Scout Bar. We struggle recalling when the music at any of these three locations was less than first rate.

--------------------------------------------------Abel Salazar at Sundance Grill

Mark May at Katie’s

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Andy Eng photos

D2 at Heads -N- Tails No doubt, here! Last month, we read in the SCENE that the Sundance Grill has live music, so we checked it out and found ourselves a really fine classy place. Abel Salazar was at the helm serenading the friendly evening sailing crowd. Sharing the stage with him throughout the evening were step-in performances from the audience. If you're in the area and looking for a casual relaxing setting, drop on in!

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Decompress yourself. Under the breezy Heads -N- Tails palapa, a mindful Sunday afternoon audience took in D2 (Dave Watson & DeWayne Skipper) laying out their assortment of contemporary easy folk rock. And if you need more, Tom Rogers hosts his weekly singer/songwriter series during the Sunday dinner hour. - Continued on Page 36

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the scene’s martini madness Worlds Greatest Cosmo: Grey Goose L'Orange, Cointreau, cranberry juice, garnished with a lime. Blueberry Tini: Stoli Blueberry, Blue Curacao, splash of pineapple juice. Ketel-tini: Ketel One, splash of olive juice, garnished with olive. Ten-tini: Tanqueray Ten, Cointreau, splash of sour. These martinis were prepared at:

Al Capone’s Pizza Pub 17420 Fife Lane (@ West Bay Area)

281-482-8100

Do you have a favorite Martini? Share at Martini@thescenemagazine.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Tues & Wed: Ladies & Realtor Night Drink and Martini Specials in the Lounge

Live Music 6 Days a Week Claudio Mon.-Sat.; special guest Mac Hayes on Fri.

Happy Hour Specials $4 Well Martinis (any flavor) | $4 House Wine $3 Well Drinks | $3 Domestic Beer (Tuesdays & Wednesdays only)

Full Dinner Menu Available WWW.A MAD E US K E MAH . CO M

700 Kipp Avenue | Kemah | 281-334-3311 Open Monday - Saturday 4pm to 2am

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TASTE FOR A CURE

HAPPY HOUR 3 TO 7PM $1.75 Domestic LN / $2.25 Import BTL $1 off Drafts & Wells

THURS, JULY 30 ~ 6:30 at our new downtown location at Houston Pavillions

WE HAVE NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS

1201 San Jacinto, Suite 158 This wine tasting event is in honor of Darlene Swiff and benefitting the American Cancer Society, Lukemia & Lymphoma Research

MONDAY

~ HOW TO GET INVOLVED ~

THURSDAY

(INDUSTRY NIGHT) $1 Lonestar Drafts $2 Kamikaze $2 Purple Hooters

• Sponsorship (starts at $500, includes reserved seating) • Reserved Seating Tickets (start at $75, bulk discounts available) • Taste & Mingle Tickets ($60, includes hors d’oeuvres) • Raffle Tickets ($10 each, no need to be present) • Silent Auction (Donations needed) • Sponsor Baskets (Get Well & Fight Back Baskets, $100)

(STEAK NIGHT) Ribeye or Filet Mignon w/ Baked Potato & Salad for $10

TUESDAY

FRIDAY

(LADIES NIGHT) Margarita Specials, Buy 3 shots for the price of 2

$4 Long Islands $3 Jagerbombs $4.25 Texas Iced Teas

WEDNESDAY (PITCHER NIGHT) $5 Pitchers $7 Guinness Pitchers

SUNDAY:

SATURDAY

$1.75 btl bartender call $4 Cazadores $4 Sweet Teas.

Win a free trip to Las Vegas Ask bartender for details

Find our DINING ad on the “FLIP side!”

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A DONATION: 713-706-5693

17420 FIFE LN.

(ELA.MICHLEA@CANCER.ORG)

@ BAY AREA BLVD.

713-480-4022

281-482-8100

(KIM@CORKWINE.NET)

Open Daily: 11am-2am

WWW.ALCAPONESPIZZAPUB.COM

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Back on the SCENE, at a NEW LOCATION!! By SHANNON MILLER

is open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Daily lunch specials range from beef stroganoff to meatloaf, and spaghetti and meat sauce to pot roast. These dishes come with salad and bread and are $7.95. A bar favorite is ceviche, a citrus-marinated seafood appetizer. A generous bowl of ceviche includes snapper, flounder, shrimp and crab claws, garnished with avocado slices and crackers for $9.95. In the mood for a sandwich? The Ike Cafe has plenty to offer. A Holland Hoagie heaping with Black Forest ham, gouda cheese and a secret sauce is $6.95, while the foot-long is $8.95. Paninis are also available with your choice of chicken or beef and grilled to perfection, with a side of sour cream and pico de gallo for $7.95. Look for the menu to expand in the upcoming months.

For the past 40 years, Maribelle’s has been known to most as the “Pink Building” off of Hwy 146. This business, as one could imagine, has seen its share of changes. Its most recent, a location change. Still in Seabrook, but now at 3136-C Nasa Road 1, the longtime hang-out for locals and those in surrounding areas is back and open seven days a week. Linda Chiappetta, owner of Maribelle’s for 11 years, officially re-opened its doors on June 3, just a mere nine months after being washed away by Hurricane Ike. Linda recalls, “It was never a matter of IF, but a matter of WHEN and WHERE!” The outside view may have changed a bit, but inside, it’s the same Maribelle’s. It has always had a fun atmosphere and still does. The new location is spacious and open and gives one the feeling of still being on the water. The new location boasts a few precious items from the original building, fished out of the bay by loyal customers. The barber’s chair that was Founder Maribelle Easter’s reserved seat has made its way over as well as a tree table. While preparing for the opening, Office Manager Roxie Peeler, often reminded Linda that she could envision patrons coming back. As the opening became a reality, so did the people in the seats. Linda said it’s something Roxie still says at the close of most nights.

Be sure to check out the variety of offerings at Maribelle’s. Whether you are a 9-to-5’er, or pull shift work, there is something going on for you. Check out Acoustic Wednesdays or Karaoke on Thursdays with Mama Cass. On the weekends, shuffleboard tournaments are held every Saturday, with plans in the works for dart tournaments. Live music can also be heard at Maribelle’s on Saturday nights. As a special thanks, Industry Night is every Sunday night, with beer and drink specials for those hard-working folks who serve us. In keeping with the tradition of Maribelle’s, details on the 2009 Ms. Wharf-Rat will be announced in the August issue of the SCENE.

The new location has many familiar faces, as well as a new and growing customer base. “It’s like a new family coming together,” Linda said. Most of the original staff has returned to Maribelle’s. Employees and customers alike are excited to see the place back up and running. “I love it! Customers who have been displaced have a new home. Plus I have a job!” exclaimed Mama Kat, one of the nighttime bartenders. Maribelle’s happy hour is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Specials include domestic bottles for $2.75 and import bottles for $3.25. All well drinks are $3, and Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts are $2.

On July 18, Hobson’s Choice, a local favorite, will be taking the stage to play for Maribelle’s “Bounce Back Benefit.” With all the history of Maribelle’s, the band agreed they are excited to contribute to the next chapter.

Along with the new location, came the addition of The Hurricane Ike Cafe. The menu has something tasty for everyone. The cafe

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LOOSE NOTES • Cont. From Page 42 If you feel Madigan @ Heads -n- Tails the need to relax and unwind, you can't beat the outdoor music SCENE! This coming month, you can find outdoor music at Heads & Tails, Cliftons, Green Parrot, La Brisa, Zone 504, the Monkey Bar, and TBone Toms. Recompress Yourself One of are favorite area cover bands is Madigan. Judging by their following, they're favorites of many of you too! This time, they brought their over the top stage production and army of fans to Heads -n- Tails for a rock out party evening. Can never get enough...

Bay Area Bluegrass Association's "The Ladies of Blue Grass"

walk into a gold mine of good stuff! The roots of today's music includes blue grass influences so what's there not to like? These fine folks get it on at their regular meeting/jam sessions (www.bayareabluegrass.com). Next time they meet, we will be there and plunking along with them! See you there and thanks to Domino for the tip! - Continued on Page 35 ---------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------John Evans Band @ Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash

Bodacious Tatas at Zone 504’ Sports Bar’s Toga Party --------------------------------------------------Andy Eng photos

We caught a couple featured events this month including the John Evans Band at a packed Hugh & Jeff's Car Wash on the same evening as Hobson's Choice played Joel's Ugly Dawg. Both of these bands left it all on the stage (something we like to see) and both of these two fine venues are fantastic SCENE gathering spots if you find yourself out and away from the lake. We will be there throughout the summer and hope to catch you there too! --------------------------------------------------Over on the flip side of every SCENE Magazine, the classy Domino Taylor puts together a super Cultural Arts section. This month, we checked out one of her suggestions, the Bay Area Bluegrass Association's "The Ladies of Blue Grass" and did we

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Green Parrot’s Summer Solstice Music Festival

LOOSE NOTES Cont. From Page 42 Sounds of Solstice - The Ike-ravaged San Leon SCENE was lifted on Father's Day as patrons and musicians gathered at the Green Parrot to take part in the Summer Solstice Music Festival. Helping the Green Parrot was event organizer Steve Revak with the colorful Mike Culp along with the ever-steady Kevin Fenton. More than thirty five volunteer musicians from the area and as far away from Missouri City and Kingwood provided nonstop music on the smooooothly run two-stage patio layout. The audience was well entertained with diverse music from Otis Futhermucker, workhorse Dade Tweed, Tom Rogers, Alan Tucker, Mike Shanks, Patty Valencia, Jerome Bradshaw, Myrna Sanders, On Time Airlines, Where the Girls Are, Woodworks, Robin & Friends, Ten Stro Kings, and Cymblem. The staff at the Green Parrot provided outstanding support and hospitality to all throughout the entire day and the breezy patio provided that special ambiance making the festival a memorable event. The Green Parrot and the Summer Solstice Music Festival scores a waaaaay over the top award for the month of June and perhaps the entire summer!

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More from Green Parrot’s Summer Solstice Music Festival

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Seen by The SCENE:

Joel’s Ugly Dawg Anniversary Bash

This past weekend Both Feet was back in the area to help Joel’s Ugly Dawg celebrate its one year anniversary. With covers that included Prince’s “When Doves Cry” in a bluesy reggae style to upbeat originals with lyrics of love, drinking, and their favorite dog, the two-man band kicked off the party with plenty to celebrate. “We are glad to be back and help celebrate this event,” drummer and guitarist Neil Darling said. Outside were games and misters to keep cool, while inside patrons were

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treated to a free buffet, drinks specials and a drawing for Dawgs. Brad Johnson and Mike Taylor, of Hobson’s Choice, closed out the evening with acoustic renditions of the Foo Fighters, Sublime and the Beatles as well as some original works. Congratulations to Joel’s Ugly Dawg for this milestone. –Shannon Miller

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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: THE FASTEST-GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA

UFC 100 & THE LOCAL MMA SCENE This month’s UFC 100 marks a milestone for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and comes at a time when the sport is enjoying great success. The king of the MMA hill is the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), which has come a long way since its humble beginnings when it was basically an unregulated freakshow with few rules and absolutely no corporate backing. Fast forward 15 years and 100 shows, more if you include the Ultimate Ultimates, Fight Nights and other events, and the UFC is a sponsorship, ratings and advertising revenue darling. So much so, the organization is getting in on everything from clothing to opening its first UFC branded fitness club last month to launching its own magazine this month.

7/10 7/17 7/18 7/25

As the first “Voice” of the Stephen F. Austin University Ladyjack soccer team and a huge “futbol” fan, personally, I’m not sure MMA will supplant soccer around the world. But I have little doubt it could in America and I have no doubt the explosive growth the sport has enjoyed in the last five years is only the beginning. If you haven’t yet jumped on the MMA/UFC bandwagon, come out to one of the venues listed at the right below and catch UFC 100. The UFC put together a great card for its milestone event. ----------------------------

UFC highlights can be found on ESPN’s Sports Center and its fighters appear on popular talk shows. It was when corporate SCENE client Sherlock’s Pub’s new ad arrived promotLocal/Regional Events

ing a UFC 100 viewing party when the UFC truly went mainstream in my book. UFC Dana White has said “MMA in the next eight years will be bigger than soccer (internationally).”

While the UFC is practically printing money, financial success at the local and regional levels of the MMA scene is much more elusive. The Corpus Christi-based Katana Cagefighting organization is the latest to fail, despite putting on some great events. - Continued on Page 30

Upcoming MMA Calendar

Where do you watch the UFC? Let us suggest a few places we like: Doc’s Upper Deck (18301A Egret Bay Blvd.), Baja Party Bar (1055 Bay Area Blvd.), EJ’s Sports Bar (435 El Dorado), Pablo’s Pub (19325 Gulf Frwy #5) and Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill (1232 w. FM 646 in League City), Sherlock’s Pub (2416 Bay Area Blvd.).

..SWC 8: Night of Rumbles ....................Frisco Convention Center • Frisco, TX ..Beatdown for the Brave ....Harker Heights Event Center. • Harker Heights, TX ..Urban Rumble Championship 5 ........Montgomery Fairgrounds • Conroe, TX ..Gravitas Fight Promos: Adrenaline ....San Angelo Coliseum • San Angelo, TX

National Events

7/11 ........UFC 100 Lesnar vs. Mir II (PPV) 7/20 ............................DREAM 10 (HDNet) 8/01........................Affliction: Trilogy (PPV) 8/02 ............Sengoku Ninth Battle (HDNet)

8/08 ..........UFC 101 Penn vs. Florian (PPV) 8/09 ................................WEC 42 (Versus) 8/15 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg (Showtime) 8/29 ....UFC 102 Couture vs. Nogueira (PPV) 9/02 ................................WEC 43 (Versus)

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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THE SCENE’s MMA Top 10 Pound For Pound List

COUNTRY WEIGHT ORGANIZATION Lyoto Machida’s victory over Rashad Evans FIGHTER moved him up to #3 on our list last month. In 1. Anderson Silva ..............Brazil 185/205 ......UFC June, WEC featherweight champion Mike 2. Georges St. Pierre ......Canada ..
170 ..........UFC Brown defended his title in a rematch at WEC 41 with a game Urijah Faber, who fought hard 3. Lyoto Machida ..............Brazil ....205 ..........UFC despite breaking his hand. We look forward to 4. Fedor Emelianenko
 ......Russia....235 ......Affliction UFC 100 this month featuring two title fights in- 5. Miguel Torres
 ..................USA......135..........WEC cluding Frank Mir taking on UFC Heavyweight 6. B.J. Penn
 ........................USA......170 ..........UFC Champ Brock Lesnar and Welterweight Champ 7. Mike Brown ....................USA......140..........WEC Georges St-Pierre fighting Thiago Alves. Most interesting to me is TUF Season 9 coaches Dan 8. Urijah Faber
 ..................USA......140..........WEC Henderson and Michael Bisping squaring off 9. Frank Mir ........................USA......250 ..........UFC in the middleweight division. 10. Shinya Aoki ................Japan ....140 ........Dream

Lyoto Machida

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Hobsons Choice @ Doc’s Upper Deck Fall Skye at Baja Party Bar

Wood & Wind at Clifton’s Seaside

Erase the Virus @ Scout Bar

Open Mic Night @ Cockeyed Seagull

Parrish & Hundley @ Sherlock’s Pub Flashback @ La Brisa

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Maribelle’s • Continued From Page 39 Rene Coppock, bass player of Hobson’s Choice said, “It’s a pleasure for us to help out a friend like Linda and to get Maribelle’s kickstarted in its new location.” The benefit will include happy hour prices all night as well as $4 Jager Bombs. There will be plenty of designated motorcycle parking. In the fall, Linda is giving back to the community. Maribelle’s will be hosting a golf tournament benefitting the “Just Like Us Foundation.” In its 27th year, the tournament benefits multiimpaired children. It will take place on the

MMA • Continued From Page 39

weekend of September 19. Look for more details in the months to come. Maribelle’s comeback has been long awaited. “It has been through the generosity of others, including The Gold Room, The Tree House and Noah’s Ark, just to name a few,” Linda admitted graciously. “It’s so much more than I ever expected! A great big thanks. I couldn’t have done it without you, and you know who you are.” She added, “Look for a Customer Appreciation Day coming soon.”

Mike Swick

tember 19.

In the last month I have had the opportunity to visit with the presidents from both MMA organizations based locally and am pleased to report good news.

I predict this contest will determine who will meet the reigning welterweight titleholder following the UFC 100 title fight between current champ Georges St. Pierre and challenger Thiago Alves.

During a recent lunch with David Landry, president of the Pasadena-based MMA Syndicate and Urban Rumble Championships (URC), Landry couldn’t hide his excitement about the upcoming Urban Rumble V.

Many believe Swick was one victory away from a title shot at middleweight when he lost to Yushin Okami at Houston’s Toyota Center in a co-main event at UFC 69. Following that loss (his only in the UFC) Swick dropped down to welterweight and has run off four straight victories and put himself in line for a title shot.

The URC has evolved from partnering with local boxing promoters and co-hosting events that featured both boxing and MMA in a ring to dropping their partners and doing MMA-only events in a cage. The evolution continues for the URC as this month’s Urban Rumble 5 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe will be the first time the promotion has held an event outside the Pasadena Convention Center. Such growth does come with challenges as the URC heads into unfamiliar territory. In order to make the introduction smoother, the URC is partnering up with the Space City Bike Fest which will be holding its annual event at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds the same weekend. A ticket to the URC gets you into the bike festival for free. Learn more about the URC at www.mmasyndicate.net.

Beer, Food, Beer, Games, Beer, Live Music & Beer

Last month I reported that the League City-based International Extreme Fight Association (IXFA) was back after a restructuring and preparing for its first MMA event since September 2007. The new and improved IXFA emerged stronger than ever with a successful event last month at the Delta Downs - Racetrack, Casino, & Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana. Although highly-touted Houston fighter Daniel “The Pit” Pineda lost to Kyle “Lil Pretty” Miers (1st round submission) in his Featherweight Title fight, the event was a success. More importantly, it marked the first in what IXFA President Scott Dawson hopes are many IXFA events hosted at Delta Downs as the partnership could prove to be a significant advantage for the organization. Learn more about the IXFA at www.IXFA.tv. UFC star and The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 alum Mike Swick is a Clear Lake High School product. So, all “Swick news” is local MMA news. Swick, who is 14-2 (9-1 in UFC) including 3-0 as a welterweight, is coming off an impressive technical knock out victory over Ben Saunders. Just before this issue went to press, the UFC announced Swick will take on middleweight-prospect-turnedwelterweight-contender Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 on Sep-

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27. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ......1232 W. FM 646 28. Johnny Tamale ..............................803 Nasa Road 1 29. Katie’s ................................................315 Grand Ave. 30. La Brisa - Bacliff..................................4001 Hwy 146 31. La Brisa - League City (Opening Soon) 32. La Dolce Vino........................3202 Marina Bay Drive 33. Las Haciendas • NASA ................1020 NASA Rd. 1 34. Las Haciendas • I-45 ................12933 Gulf Freeway 35. Main 101 Grill & Bar........101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 36. Mamacita’s ..................................515 E. NASA Rd. 1 37. Mamacita’s Ballroom ..................7325 Spencer Hwy 38. Mario’s Italian • Seabrook....1304 Bayport (HWY146) 39. Mario’s Italian • Webster ..........618 NASA Parkway 40. Masa Sushi Fusion ........................977 Nasa Road 1 41. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ......................1804 W. FM 646 42. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe ....18033 Upper Bay Rd. 43. Maribelle’s ..................................3136-C NASA Road 1 44. Monkey Bar......................................605 6th Street C 45. Mother’s Speakeasy ............3505 Hwy 146 Ste 300 46. Outriggers ........101 Bath Ave. (Under Seabrook Bridge). 47. The Outpost ........NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. 48. Pablo’s Pub ................................19325 Gulf Frwy #5 49. Palapa’s ..............................608 6th Street in Kemah 50. Papa Fajitas..................................463 Bay Area Blvd. 51. Press Box......................2401 Postoffice (Galveston) 52. San Luis Resort ..................5222 Seawall Boulevard

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1. Al Capone’s Bar & Grill ....17420 Fife Lane (Webster) 2. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ..700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 3. Bakkhus Taverna Greek ........605 6th Street (Kemah) 4. Baja Party Bar ..............................1055 Bay Area Blvd. 5. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina......19431 Gatebrook Dr. 6. Classic Cafe • Seabrook ..................2511 NASA Rd 1. 7. Clifton’s Seaside Diner ....................10 Grand Avenue 8. Club Classic ......2513 NASA Parkway (on The Water) 9. Cock-Eyed Seagull ..................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 10. Cork Wine Bar ..................19325 Gulf Freeway Ste 7 11. Cullen’s American Grille ....11500 Space Center Blvd. 12. Doc’s Upper Deck ................18301A Egret Bay Blvd. 13. Don Julio’s Seabrook ................2900 E. NASA Pkwy 14. Don Julio’s................................1804 FM646, Suite F 15. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ............2110 Bay Area Blvd. 16. Don Pico’s - Pearland........9811 Broadway (FM518) 17. D’Vine Wine ..709 Harris (Kemah) NEW ADDRESS! 18. EJ’S Sports Bar ..................................435 El Dorado 19. Firehouse Wings......243 FM 2094 Suite M (Kemah) 20. Franca’s Real Italian ..................1101 E. NASA Rd. 1 21. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ........20760 Gulf Frwy 22. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..........1300 Broadway 23. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill................4449 NASA Rd. 1 24. Green Parrot ......22323 Bayshore Dr. (San Leon) 25. Harbour Club ........2500 South Shore Harbour Blvd. 26. Heads -N- Tails......................1053 Marina Bay Drive

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Continued From Page 24 You will thank me when you don’t have to cut four inches off the ends in the fall! • Do not EVER use lemon juice or any other crazy recipe to lighten your hair! The acidity will eat away the cuticle of the hair leaving it very brittle and susceptible to breaking off. Also, it can turn your hair a beautiful shade of orange. Always see a professional when lightening the hair more than two shades. • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your hands, feet and the TOP of your head! Your hands will show your age faster than most parts

• Definitely invest in a great deep conditioning treatment for the summer. Not only is your hair exposed to summer elements, it gets just plain hot! Heat damages hair and strips color. Use a hydrating treatment once per week. • Flakes on the scalp during summer can often be misconstrued as dandruff. When we perspire and walk into air conditioning, sweat can dry on the scalp and leave

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of your body. To keep those age spots away, use lots of sunscreen. And do it as a part of your daily regimen as your hands are exposed the most while driving. Also, men, the top of that head can burn up if you are thin up there. Don’t be afraid to rub in some lotion to protect that hair you DO have left!

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flakes. While “real dandruff” deserves a dandruff shampoo, normal summer flakes only need a good scalp massage and shampoo. Dandruff shampoo is notoriously bad for the hair, so don’t use it unless absolutely necessary.

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Most importantly, just remember that giant ball of fire in the sky can be good for us, but as with anything, moderation is key. Some of us take better care of our skin than our hair, but remember, that skin will hold on to everything that has ever been done to it! And while hair will grow back you still want to take good care of that hair color and cut you have invested so much in. So take these tips and use protection!

SEEN BY THE SCENE: THE BLING BLING SHOP GRAND OPENING Papa Fajita’s: From Page 14 Who wouldn’t want to enjoy 99-cent margaritas all day every day? Now “Big Papa’s After Dark” is open until 2 a.m. every Tuesday through Saturday. McCombs said their drink prices are unbelievable, even “crazy.” After the dinner crowd goes home, the atmosphere at Papa Fajitas changes into a festive cantina with $2 draft beers and $4 everything else. Their nightlife music line-up is worth checking out:

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The weekly fun starts on Tuesday nights with live cover bands from the ’80s and ’90s starting at 10 p.m. Wednesdays are a great getaway for guys’ night, with Texas Hold ’Em Poker at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. The women get to have a little more fun on both Thursday and Saturday for Ladies’ night with a live DJ. Friday nights are touted as the most fun, with Latin Night featuring salsa and meringue music, complete with a radio station van parked out front reminding patrons to stop in for some excitement.

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Starting in July, the third Thursday of every month will be Theme Night, with costume attire encouraged and drink specials to match. Just call before July 16 and ask what the theme for the night will be. So whether you are looking for fajitas by the pound or margaritas by the pitcher, Papa Fajitas will be sure to satisfy your cravings and have you coming back for more. Make sure you stop by during their new hours and check out the fun and the great drink prices. Don’t forget to tell them The SCENE sent you.

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Well-appointed 4 BR, 3.5 bath backs to private park. NEW carpet, roof, hardiplank. Mannington wood floors. Island kitchen. Large den w/ gas log fireplace. Master down has dual sinks, separate tub & shower. Loft gameroom up. Fully fenced backyard. ML#41831228, $259,900

Stunning 4 BR, 2.5 bath with saltwater pool, tanning ledge & covered patio. Island kitchen w/ granite. 2-story den has built-ins. Master down w/ dual sinks, sep tub & shower. Formal living & dining, gameroom up. Security system, tile floors, rounded corners. ML#81648312, $264,900

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4 BR, 2.5 bath has many updates. New tile floors! Granite counters in kitch, wetbar, baths & master closet. Hardwood flrs, new gamerm dwn. Master has rainforest shower & dual sinks. Lagoon pool w/slate surround & spa w/ waterfall. Beautifully yard! ML#82983612, $255,000

3 BR, 2 bath 1 story townhome on corner lot. Private bkyd. Fresh designer paint, new laminate & carpet flrs, hi ceilings. Kitch has lots of storage. Brkfst rm w/skylight. Mstr w/private bath. Lrg den has wood-burning FP. Appliances stay. 2-car detached garage. ML#54491934, $126,900

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4 BR, 3.5 bath w/many upgrades. Island kitch has granite counters. Den incl plantation shutters, builtins & FP. Formal rms have wood floors. Gamerm up has own A/C unit. Master w/ample closet space & remodeled bath. Other amenities: study, fully fenced. ML#59748465, $249,900

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July1 – August 6: Open Door Series: Summer 2009 Juried Exhibition. August 8 - Call for entries until for upcoming “Flotsam & Jestsam: Juried Exhibition for August 20 opening. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, (TAACCL), 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org. July 1 – August 20: UHCL Graduate Student Art Exhibition, University of Houston- Clear Lake, Bayou Bldg. 2700 Bay Area Blvd., 281-283-3311, www.uhcl.edu

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 a.m.Toddlers on Wednesdays - 1p.m. Pre-K Story time on Thursday, 100 W.Walker, League City, 281338-4860

La Porte Library - 10:15 a.m. - Tuesdays, Story Time with Mr. Mark, 10:15 a.m. & 11:00

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July 11: Book signing by author and artist Doug Hiser, Haak Winery in Santa Fe July 16: Book signing by author and artist Doug Hiser, Mae. S. Bruce Library in Santa Fe July 18: Short Story Workshop by Doug Hiser at Comfort Suites/Hwy 146, Seabrook. For more information, www.Art-Escape.com (See featured art column by Taylor for more details)

July 11 & July 25: CLAW: Clear Lake Area Writers, a new writer’s critique group. Free admission meeting at TAACCL, the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 am - noon. For more information on this new popular group, call TAACCL at 281-3357777, www.taaccl.org

July 18: The Word Factory, Clear Lake poetry reading group of Houston International Poets Inc.Workshop 10 a.m. to noon. TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, contact Caroline Ross at 281-486-4480, www.taaccl.org.

CHILDREN’S ART

July 6-31: Children’s Art Camp TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org. 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.

Freeman Memorial Library - 10:15 a.m. Book

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a.m. with Mr. D. on Thursday - 3:15 p.m.After School Arts on Wednesday, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net.

PHOTOGRAPHY

July 14 & 28: Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m., TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281335-7777, www.taaccl.org

MUSIC & FILM

July 3: Film Submission Deadline for the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival July 3: Tickets go on sale for the upcoming Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival events on September 25 – 27, 2009. Get tickets now, before sell out! Celebrity Guest - Saturday Night Live Alumni, Jon Lovitz, 281-333-5804 www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com July 18: Bluegrass Night in League City presented by Bay Area Bluegrass Association, 7 pm - Free event at Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300 Walker, League City, www.bayareabluegrass.com

THEATRE

June 1-14: Creek Country Theater, “The

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July 9 - 18: Clear Creek Country Theater, “The Princess and the Pea” July 26 & 27: Auditions for “You Can’t Take It With You” 18091 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-3335228, www.clearcountrytheatre.org July 11: 17th Annual Bay Area Harbour Playhouse Gala & Fundraising Show, dinner, auction, prizes and special show. July 17 – August 9: “The Producers” Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy 3, Dickinson, 281-337-7468, www.bayareaharbourplayhouse.com

MUSEUMS

San Jacinto Monument & Museum “Developing Houston” Photographic Treasures from the Cecil Thomas Collection at San Jacinto Monument and Museum, Dailey 9a.m. – 6 p.m. La Porte, 281479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org.

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., 281-4742551, www.abnc.org Bay Area Museum -Lunar Ren-

dezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia. Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org. Check website and SCENE advertising for festival happenings. 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

Lone Star Flight Museum - Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org . Lone Star is now offering Warbird Rides, call for details. Texas City Museum - Open Tuesday - Sunday - 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm.

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

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SUMMER PROTECTION

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I absolutely love my life on the coast and am so grateful every day when I drive to work over the bay. I love the water view and the boats cruising by. Like most of you in the area, I look forward to weekends on the boat and near the pool. But as beautiful as our summer days are, we need to learn how to protect our hair and our skin from the sun’s nasty side effects. I am often asked how to protect highlighted or color-treated hair from the sun. No, your hair won’t turn green just from the sun or from ONE dip in the pool. But it can turn to a greenish tinge after repeated dips without protection; so follow some of our advice for hydrated, healthy hair all summer long.

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• Use a “chelating” shampoo one to two times per week in the summer. This type of shampoo will gently remove metals and chemicals from the hair. They can be harsher than regular shampoo, so be sure to follow up with a hydrating conditioner. Your stylist has one she can recommend. • If you have access to a shower, I recommend dampening your hair BEFORE you get into a pool. The hair acts as a sponge, and if it is already full of water when you saturate it you will absorb much less of the chemicals. • When sunbathing, my mother and I always had a secret recipe. Take a spray bottle and fill it with water AND a lightweight conditioner. Each time you get out of the pool, spray your hair down with it and comb it through. This way your hair does not keep drying out over and over again. • If at all possible, wear a hat most of the time. Not only will it protect your expensive hair color, but it will shield your face from the sun. • If you are going out on a boat or a bike, control the ends of your hair and don’t let them fly away loose. Braid your hair or wear it in several ponies or inside a hat to keep the strands controlled.

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By Peggy “Domino” Taylor I met a unique man during a recent visit to the Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitor Bureau in Webster and his name is Doug Hiser. He looked familiar, but I couldn’t place if I knew him as an author, artist or in television. Come to find out I was right in all categories. This man hit the trifecta on the talent scale and with his easy-going manner, it compliments his busy art schedule as a teacher and artist of multiple mediums.

Being a competitive “county boy,” he played just about every sport imaginable including competition karate and body-building for 10 years. In the ’90s, his competitions lead him to television, where he was on the television show American Gladiators (hence possibly more familiarity). Doug represented the Texas Soccer team in 2004 in Oahu, Hawaii, all while writing short stories and creating painted images.

Doug Hiser was most recently featured in Galveston’s Feather-Fest Festival and Armand Bayou’s Earth Day Celebration. Last month, he was a featured guest speaker and workshop presenter at the Bay Area Writer’s League Conference at the University of Houston. He considers himself a country boy from Santa Fe but has a resume of wildlife explorer and adventurer as well as an accomplished author and artist. A former “Student of the Year” from U of H – Clear Lake, Doug’s degree is in

Usually Doug produces about 60 to 80 pieces of fine art a year. His art ranges from the realm of his own creation and in his words, “of elaborism – the illumination of wildlife art – to – the world of odd and strange things, dabbling in surrealism and hyper – abstraction.”

Applied Design and Visual Arts. He is the author of many books including, Secret Grotto, The Honey Bee Girl, Crow Canyon, Tropical Calypso, Cavern of the Eggstone, Wink-Eye Creek, Birth of the Mailman and Lost Oasis. Additionally, Doug is a poetry slam winner and producer, an art teacher and in his “spare” time, a football and soccer coach.

Doug will be appearing in the Bay Area during the month of July for several special art events. Doug is a featured artist at Haak Winery and will be conducting a book signing at the winery’s Harvest Celebration on July 11 and a book signing at the Mae S. Bruce Library in Santa Fe on July 16. In Seabrook he will be conducting a short story workshop on July 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Comfort Suites on Hwy. 146.

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2009 Calendar of Events

JUDGE LOUIE DITTA, 2009 Lunar Rendezvous Festival King

2009 General Chairman Tonya Collum

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Kick-Off Party

Already Happened

Bailey's American Grille

Christina Williams Tisa Foster

Golf Tournament

Already Happened

Bay Oaks Country Club

Ronda Cook Tami Franklin

Tennis Tournament

Already Happened

South Shore Harbour

Kevin and Ruth Duke

Family Fun Night

Wednesday, July 1st

Main Event Webster

Julia Golla Georgette Curran

Perry's Italian Dining Event

Sunday, July 12th

Perry's Italian Kitchen

Suzanne Zerecheck

Honeywell Fun Run

Saturday, July 18th

Space Center Houston

Jay Lee

Sunset Service

Sunday, July 19th

Gateway Community Church

Victoria Stratton Sonya Moore

Fashion Show

Tuesday, July 21st

San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)

Jennifer Annello April Ledger

Coronation Ball

Saturday, July 25th

San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)

Kelli McCorkle Byrd Brandy Clariday - Culp

Sponsor Appreciation

Thursday, July 16th

Club Classic

Elizabeth C-Nelson Kimberley Weathers

Wrap Up Party

Thursday, July 30th

Advantage BMW

Dinah Matthews Kathy Arnold

2009 FESTIVAL COURT Judge Louie Ditta ..........................2009 King LeighAnna Hutchinson ..............2009 Queen

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Katelyn Norman ..................Alternate Queen Trey Miller ..........................................Captain

Lunar Rendezvous Festival is a 501 (c) non-profit organization benefiting Bay Area Museum, college scholarships, area libraries, cultural arts groups, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries and other non-profit groups.Information is available at Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 281-488-7676. Web page address: www.lunarrendezvous.org. THE SCENE

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PART 1 IN A SERIES

Hot Pizza + Cold Beer = :-) I admit it: I love pizza and beer and have the physique to prove it. Pizza and beer brings back great memories from college – and to this day – I believe it is a great combination for any meal. Well, maybe not breakfast if there is work to be done. In upcoming issues, The SCENE is going to highlight some of the area’s best places for pizza and beer. We will even venture up into town for some spots that demand inclusion because of their commitment to our theme. If you have some suggestions, please feel free to e-mail us at pizzaandbeer@thescenemagazine.com. We are not just looking for spots with good pizza. Obviously good pizza is a must; although, I’ve never met a pizza I didn’t like. But we are looking for a good to spectacular beer selection and the more on draft, the better. Just the big three (Miller, Coors and Budweiser) aren’t going to cut it! We want imports and microbrews!

Al Capone’s Pizza Pub

Al Capone's Pizza Pub (17420 Fife Ln.): As the name would suggest, they make the list. Al Capone's has an above-average beer selection on tap including Bass, Guinness and Shiner and even more by the bottle including Saint Arnold’s Lawnmower and Amber as well as other imports. Their pizzas are excellent and the “Al Capone's Secret Vault” pizza comes highly recommended. Vito’s (20237 Gulf Frwy.): Vito’s is probably best known for a huge outdoor deck, bikini contests, motorcycle parking and possibly the longest row of televisions to ever be suspended from a ceiling. But they serve cold beer and huge, tasty pizzas. We recommend a pitcher of Shiner Bock or Shock Top along with a Maxximus (Romano, provolone & parmesan cheese with pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon and fresh mushrooms.) Or maybe a bottle of Stella Artois, Newcastle or Modelo Especiale with a Bella Gia or Margherita pizza. Stay tuned next month as we hit one local pub with woodfired pizzas and roughly 40 brews on tap in addition to venturing into town for a visit to the region’s only true brew pub (that brews on premise).

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Vito’s Deckhouse

Word on the street is that the new Russo’s New York Pizzeria on FM 646 in League City, pictured at left, is pretty darn good. Unfortunately, I can’t confirm nor deny that at press time. But rest assured, I’m on the job and will report back my findings for next month’s installment. - John Ennis

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Traditional Mexican Recipes for Great Mexican Food! Clear Lake’s ONLY hot spot for the BEST LIVE International Salsa & Merengue music! FRIDAY

SATURDAY

10PM - 2AM

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Lunch Specials Starting at $4.99! Monday-Friday 11am-3pm

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

LIVE LATIN MUSIC

Happy Hour

Feeds four......$65.99

Monday-Friday 11am-7pm FREE MINI BUFFET: 4-7PM Plus Drink Specials on: Haciendaritas, Ritas, Dom/Import & Beer on Tap

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WEBSTER: 1020 NASA Road 1 (at NASA Road 1 & I-45) FUQUA: 12933 Gulf Frwy. • 281-484-6888 281-557-3500 • Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-2am Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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MARKET Fresh Olives ~ Cheeses ~ Spices Pita Bread ~ Dried Fruits & Nuts Olive Oil & Imported Chocolates

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

Flavors of the Mediterranean www.mediterraneomarket.com

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Space Center Drive

FREE Wi Fi! Johnson Space Center

STAFFORD: 12821 Southwest Frwy. at Corporate Dr.

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

X MEDITERRANEO Market & Cafe

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WE CATER PRIVATE PARTIES. CALL NOW TO BOOK!

$8 All Inclusive Lunch specials (m-f 11-3) Drink, Entree & Dessert! Happy hour (3-7) MON. Kids Eat Free! (w/ purchase of adult entree)

TUE. $12 Steak & Shrimp

Patio Bar Open Weekends

WED. $11 Prime Rib Dinner THURS. $8/lb. Snow Crab or $14 Steak & Snow Crab FRI. $12 All-U-Can Eat Fried Catfish SAT. Drink Specials / Live Music SUN. 11 to 3 - Sunday Brunch w/ Mickey Hobbs • $1 Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers

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July 2 ....THU 5-9 ..Wood N Wind July 3 ....FRI 6-10 ....Southbound July 4 ....SAT 1-5 ......Tom Rogers July 4 ....SAT 6-10 ......Cymblem July 5 ....SUN 11-3 Mickey Hobbs July 5 ....SUN 4-8 ....Lost2gether July 9 ....THU 5-9 ..Spiny Norman July 10 ..FRI 6-10 ......End Game July 11 ..SAT 6-10 ..Wood N Wind July 12 ..SUN 11-3 Mickey Hobbs July 12 ..SUN 4-8 ..Zack Tate Duo July 16 ..THU 5-9 .... Southbound July 17 ..FRI 6-10 .. Wood N Wind July 19 ..SUN 11-3 Mickey Hobbs July 23 ..THU 5-9 ..Wood N Wind July 25 ..SAT 1-5 ....1 Track Mind July 25 ..SAT 6-10 ......End Game July 26 ..SUN 11-3 Mickey Hobbs July 26 ..SUN 5-9 ..Wood N Wind July 30 ..THU 5-9 ....Southbound July 31 ..FRI 6-10 ..On Time Airline

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Best View of Galveston Bay

Enjoy our Beautiful View & Weekend Drink Specials


ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

July Specials:

Mondays: Prime Rib - $12

• Seafood • Angus Steaks • Salads • Decadent Desserts • Full Bar Two private rooms available for big or

Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes & chef’s choice of vegetables w/your choice of house salad or soup

Tues & Wed: Chef's Choice Special - $12 Chef’s choice of seafood served with chef's choice of vegetables w/your choice of house salad or soup

Tues & Wed: Ladies & Realtor Night Drink and Martini Specials in the Lounge

Live Music 6 Days a Week Claudio Mon.-Sat.; special guest Mac Hayes on Fri. WWW.A MAD E US K E MAH . CO M 700 Kipp Avenue | Kemah | 281-334-3311

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LIVE MUSIC WED-SUN WITH ABEL

Come relax by the pool and marina and enjoy food, drinks and live music with Abel at Sundance on Sundays.

Make us your vacation destination!

Midtown feel. World-class flavor. Just minutes north of Seabrook in downtown La Porte

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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series

Chef Matt Khajehali Amadeus Italian Restaurant 700 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, Texas 77565 • 281-334-3311

What’s your Background/Experience: 38 years working in a variety of upscale restaurants in Houston. Your Specialty: Continental cuisine specializing in seafood and steaks. What do you enjoy most about being a chef? It pleases me to hear our patrons compliment on our dishes and see their dining enjoyment. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? Norman Mailer, Dr. Denton Cooley, Dr. Michael DeBakey and Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Please share 1 special cooking tip or technique for our readers: The best secret I can share is to maintain freshness and quality.

Chefs Jesus Lozoya & Franca Pignataro

Chefs Luigi Ferre & Chris Pierce

Franca’s

Al Capone’s

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

Chef Jose Figueroa

Chef Paul Lewis

Chef Jorge Galvan

Chef Sixto Lopez

Chef Vincent Lopez

Chef Devin Corbett

Bakkhus Taverna

Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille

The Flying Dutchman

The Sundance Grill

Masa Sushi Sake Bar

Valentino’s Seafood

Chef Oscar Salazar

Chef Roland Kyburz

Chef Daniel Green

Chef Michael Zhou

ChefJordanS.Tubig

Chef Robert Hicks

Babin’s Seafood House

South Shore Harbour Resort

Three Oaks Fine Wines

Masa Sushi Fusion

Clifton’s Seaside Diner

Space Center Houston

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Outriggers bounced back from Ike stronger than ever!

Thanks to our valued customers and friends, we have added a total of 700 Linear feet of dock space!

• 400 ft. floating dock space! • 300 ft. of fixed dock for boats! • Utilizing our new dock/walkbridge, additional parking is now available under the bridge! • Check out our new menu including Appetizers, Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar.

WEEKENDS: Enjoy Great Live Music in the Open-Air Hula Bar

101 Bath Ave. • Seabrook • 281-474-3474 DEADLIEST CATCH:

LUNCH $4.99

KING CRAB

STARTING AT

ALL DAY TUESDAY

BBQ CRABS

Weekly Specials MONDAY: Chicken Fajita for 2: $14.99

NEW ITEM

TUESDAY: Combo Fajitas for 2: $17.99 SATURDAY: Salmon Veracruz: $12.99

BREAKFAST ON SUNDAYS Happy Hour Specials Monday-Friday, 2-7 $2 Tuesday w/Dom & Imp. $3 Wells / $3 Margaritas

9 AM - 1 PM SPECIALS START AT $2.99 Stuffed Avocado w/ fajita chicken, $1.99 MIMOSAS & BLOODY jack cheese, topped with onions & MARYS ALL DAY SUN. mushrooms & jalapeño cream sauce.

• Jumbo Crabs • Gumbo of the Day • Cajun Ceviche • Texas-Size Steaks

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

SATURDAYS, 6-9PM

1300 Broadway • Pearland

7/11: Brad Johnson 7/25: Mike Taylor

(FM 518 where Fwood & Pland meet • 281-993-8385)

11-7 M-F & ALL DAY SAT $2.99 HOUSE RITAS

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PAPA FAJITAS:

Restaurant by day – “Big Papa’s After Dark” By CARMEN BATES The smell of the sizzling fajitas is enough to make your mouth water at Papa Fajitas! Located at 463 Bay Area Blvd., this location was formerly Ninfa’s, but more recently has been running strong under the name Papa Fajitas name. Their success has been all about serving the freshest Mexican food available. “We want people to come in and taste the difference in our quality of meat,” said General Manager Mike McCombs. Their beef and chicken is never frozen and defrosted, but brought in several times a week and served fresh. You won’t find any cold tortillas in the back either, because they are prepared from scratch in the back, baked and served up hot on your table, just for you. If you’re looking for a great price for fajitas, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal than on Wednesday nights after 5 p.m., when fajitas for two are

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priced at $11.99. Lunch deals are pretty hard to beat, too, starting at $4.99. Stuck at work for lunch? Not a problem! Call 281-480-4090 to order anything from enchiladas to a slice of chocolate cake for delivery anywhere in the Clear Lake area. No group is too big or too small for lunchtime deliveries. Be sure to ask about bulk discounts. Papa Fajitas offers off-site catering on a larger scale for anniversaries, weddings, or even divorce parties (Yes, it’s true!)

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Diners can expect great service with House Manager Tony Hernandez on the job. He has been with the company for almost 18 years. Speaking of parties, if you are looking for a new place to hang out late and drink a few cold ones with your friends, check out Papa Fajita’s Cantina. Driving by one would think this place is just another restaurant, but they are missing out on the new nightlife popping into Papa Fajitas. - Continued on Page 26

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Upcoming SCENE-Sanctioned Events UFC 100 PARTY WITH FURIA FIGHT WEAR @ HUGH & JEFF’S CAR WASH AND GRILL: The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) have put together a most special fight card for UFC 100 and we believe that is reason to celebrate. Come out to Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill on July 11 and join Furia Fight Wear and The SCENE Magazine in watching the fights live and enjoying the drinks specials dreamed up just for this special occasion. There will be giveaways and other promotions going on in between fights. Learn more about the coolest car wash on the planet at www.hughandjeffs.com. -------------------------------------------LUNAR RENDEZBREW 16: Come join The SCENE staff in August at Houston's Biggest Homebrew Party! Whether you like great beer, live music, great beer, The gals of Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and the guys of Furia good food, great beer or just having a good time, Fight Wear are ready to celebrate UFC 100. Are you? If Lunar Rendezbrew 16 is the place to be. Did we so, come out to the car wash for a special bash. mention great beer? This annual event is host by the area’s local home brew club and the defending Texas Cup Champions, the Bay Area Mashtronauts. The event will be held at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park and starts at 6pm on Saturday, August 8. Visit www.mashtronauts.com for more details. -------------------------------------------------------------------JIM SHORTT MEMORIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL & CELEBRATION: Mark your calender for Sunday, August 16 as the Houston and Bay Area music communities come together at the Cockeyed Seagull to celebrate the life of one of their biggest advocates and former SCENE music columnist Jim Shortt. Over the years Jim organized countless benefits for local musicians, service industry people and others in need. Now we return the favor by not only honoring him, but helping out his family. More details coming in the August issue. Jim Shortt, at left, pictured with Grammy winners Terry Hendrix and Lloyd Maines

Party Like A Cage Fighter! UFC 100 Viewing Party • 8pm, July 11 HUGH & JEFF’S CAR WASH AND GRILL 1232 W FM 646 IN LEAGUE CITY

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July 2009..................South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 13 ......................SCENE-Sanctioned Events Preview 14........Feature: Papa Fajitas / Big Papa’s After Dark 16 ....................................The SCENE’s Great Chefs 19 ..........................Hot Pizza & Cold Beer • Part 1 21....................Lunar Rendezvous Festival Calendar 22................................SCENE Cultural Arts Column 23......................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 24 ....SCENE Style: Summer Protection - Tips & Tricks 26 ........................Seen by SCENE: Bling Bling Shop 28-29 ........................Where To EAT & DRINK (Map)

- - - - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE- - - - - 32 ..................................MMA: SCENE’s Top 10 List 33 ..................................................MMA: Calendar 33 ....................MMA: UFC 100 & Local MMA Scene 31, 36, 42 ............The SCENE’s Live Music Coverage 39 ............................................Feature: Maribelle’s 41 ..............................Martini Madness: Al Capone’s 44 ............................................Featured Bartender 44 & 45......................................Happy Hour Guide 47 ......................................Feature: Heads -N- Tails

Front Cover: AL CAPONE’S • Back Cover: HEADS -N- TAILS

$1.25 Margaritas DON PICO’S Monday–Friday, Monday–Friday, 11-7 11-7 HAPPY HAPPY HOUR HOUR

  

$5 OFF

Let us cater your special event (Banquet Facility 100 Capacity)

Fajitas for 2 – $13.95

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Not Valid with fajitas for 2. Dine-in only. One coupon per table. Valid only Mon-Thurs. Not good for lunch or with any other discounts or specials. Expires 8/20/09.

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A New Landmark In League City

Come Check Out our Brand New 20,000 sq. ft. Building • Indoor Family Dining • Live Music on Selected Nights • Kid-Friendly Play Area • Great Mexican Specialties • Patio Dining • 50-ft. Palapa Bar

• Ultra Anejos Tequilas & Wines • Secluded Dining Nooks • 4 Private Dining Rooms • 65-Person Event Room • Outdoor Wedding Venue • Beautiful Reception or Event Room, Seats 150+

On the Creek

501 WESLEY DRIVE • LEAGUE CITY • 281-554-4000 NOW ACCEPTING EVENT RESERVATIONS: 281-554-FOOD


la brisa mexican bar grill

Look For Our Neon Palm Trees! Located on Hwy. 146, 3 Miles South of Kemah

(1/2 Mile North of Hwy. 646)

mexican bar & grill www.labrisa.net thanks for coming out for our

Father’s Day Luau!!

9 PM 5 : S D N A B Y A SUND

July Featured Dish : Shrimp Tacos Enjoy 2 corn tortillas filled with shrimp and topped with a tasty La Brisa sauce.

~ BREAKFAST SERVED ~ Saturday & Sunday – 8am to 1pm

atz July 5 - Tomz K Dreamsicles & y d n A 2 1 ly Ju back July 19 - Flash r Wings July 26 - Silve ssroads August 2 - Cro dreamsicles & y d n A 9 g u A Aug 16 - TBA Drive Aug 23 - Over r Wings Aug 30 - Silve

Off-Site Catering Available! La Brisa is enlarging its family

Happy Hour! ***

Daily • 11am-7pm • $2 ritas Sat 8am-1pm & Sun 10am-1pm $1: bloody marys & mimosas $2: mojitos, banpiritos, berry mojito, mango sunrise, cosmic driver

On Wesley Drive in League City (near the corner of I-45 and 518)


Cold Ritas • Sizzling Fajitas • Hot Señoritas Kids Eat FREEy All Da Wed. & Sun.

Ask how we do Tequila Shots

“Pablo Style!” Thursdays night P, B, & J (Palamos, Beer, Jager) Cheap Cheap Special with DJ. Call for details.

LIVE BANDS FRIDAY NIGHTS FROM 7 TO 11PM PABLO’S PUB FAVORITES: Beer Basted Pub Fajitas, The Big Pub Burrito, The Pub Burger, Surf & Turf Tacos, Chicken Fried Steak & Enchilada Combo, Diablo Shrimp Tacos, Fish Tacos

Come check out Pablo's Back Yard Bar featuring over 35 draft and bottled beers, over 40 different tequilas, Pablo's Signature Ritas and tons of Speciality drinks!

SUN. - WED. 11AM TO 12 AM THURS. - SAT. 11 AM - 2 AM (In Loweʼs & Best Buyʼs Shopping Center @ Bay Area Blvd. & I-45)

19325 Gulf Frwy #5 281.954.3070

www.PablosPub.com



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