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WE DELIVER!! Call for details 281-326-2600

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FULL DINNER MENU with Salad & Homemade Bread

SUN & MON: SERVICE INDUSTRY

LIVE MUSIC 3 NIGHTS A WEEK!

TUESDAY • FRIDAY • SATURDAY

Restaurant employees: 1/2 OFF all food • 9pm - 2am

WEDNESDAY: KIDS EAT FREE 11-5 pm • 7 years & younger

THURSDAYS: STEAK NIGHT $10 with two drink minimum (alcoholic bev) $12.95 with less than 2 alcoholic beverages 10-oz. Rib-Eye or Filet, Baked Potato & Salad

SUNDAY: FAMILY DAY 11am-8pm: Build your own Pizza at the table $3.99 and up

HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri 11am-7pm

$2.50 MARGARITAS

THURSDAYS: KARAOKE NIGHT

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DELIVERY & TAKEOUT AVAILABLE ’TIL 2AM LET US CATER YOUR NEXT EVENT!

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11am to 3:30pm

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

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LIVE MUSIC Messengers of Love Wed 6-9 • Sun 11-2 (Clear Lake Only)

MAMACITA’S LOCATIONS:

977 NASA ROAD 1

1804 W. FM 646

(EL CAMINO REAL @ EL CAMINO VILLAGE)

(SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON)

281-486-9888

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

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NEW HAPPY HOUR: 11-7 EVERYDAY

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

(1/2 Mile North of Hwy. 646)

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

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Off-Site Catering Available! All promotions, specials & information on this page pertains to Bacliff location only.


League City’s Landmark Restaurant is Now Open!

NOW ACCEPTING EVENT RESERVATIONS: 281-554-FOOD

20,000 sq. ft. of Family Dining, Live Music & Special Events

• Indoor Family Dining • Live Music on Selected Nights • Kid-Friendly Play Area • Great Mexican Specialties • Patio Dining • 50-ft. Palapa Bar • Secluded Dining Nooks • 4 Private Dining Rooms • 65-Person Event Room • Outdoor Wedding Venue • Ultra Anejo's Tequilas & Wines • Beautiful Reception and Event Room, Seats 150+

On the Creek

501 WESLEY DRIVE • LEAGUE CITY • 281-554-4000


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August 2009 .............South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 13..........................Jim Shortt Memorial Celebration 15 ............................Feature: La Brisa on the Creek 16 ....................................The SCENE’s Great Chefs 18 ....................Feature: Leila’s Mexican Restaurant 20 ........Bakkhus Taverna Anniversary Party Preview 21 ..........................Hot Pizza & Cold Beer • Part 2 23 ....................Introducing: Central Park Hot Dogs 24................................SCENE Cultural Arts Column 25......................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 26 ................................................Arts: Film Racing 27......On The Water: South Shore Dockside Festival 28 ............SCENE Style: Looking Good on Vacation 30 - 31 ......................Where To EAT & DRINK (Map)

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Front Cover: LA BRISA ON THE CREEK • Back Cover: AMADEUS

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

  

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Fajitas for 2 – $13.95

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your total food bill MUST PURCHASE $20 OR MORE

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 9/20/09.

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

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AUGUST 2009


JIM SHORTT MEMORIAL CELEBRATION… A who’s who of musicians and bands to take to the stage to honor the late Jim Shortt

Trudy Lynn

Bert Wills

I can hear his distinctive, raspy voice now, “Hey, Babe.” Yep, Jim called me “Babe” and he called Betsey “Kiddo.” He would call me up, start the conversation with “Hey, Babe,” and then go into the details of a benefit he was organizing for someone in need. Often it was for a member of the local music community who was sick and unable to pay the hospital bills. Sometimes, it was for the family of someone who had passed away and needed help with expenses. Shortly after September 11, 2001, Jim spearheaded a benefit at the Peg Leg Pelican and personally flew to New York on his own dime to present the money raised to the fire house that lost the most at the World Trade Center. That was Jim – always willing to help out. As most SCENE readers know, we lost Jim late last year; and he has been missed. He had a passion for local live music and helping people out during

The Grateful Geezers

Tommie Lee Bradley

their difficult times. Now it’s the community’s turn to return the favor to the family he left behind.

Tommy Dardar

Sunday, August 16 • 1 to 8pm @ THE COCK-EYED SEAGULL

Come out to the Cock-Eyed Seagull on Sunday, August 16 for the greatest day of live music the Clear Lake area has ever seen. Emceed by KPTF’s Blues Hound, music fans will enjoy classic performances by Tommie Lee Bradley, Tommy Dardar, Annette Metoyer, Benny Brasket, Pee Wee Bowen, Bert Wills, Mark May, Faye Robinson, Trudy From Left to Right:The SCENE’s Jim Shortt, John Ennis and Carmen Bates judging a Battle of the Bands compeLynn, The Delta Flyers, Jerry La tition at Sherlock’s Clear Lake in 2005. Croix, Slide Effect, Grateful Geezers, Ronnie Hall & the door. Community members can addiGreen Onions, Dave Nevling, The Rev- tionally contribute by purchasing food, elators, Ozzie Hart, Phil Johnson, Jim buying a 50/50 raffle ticket or bidding Fulton, Trent Pool, Wood ‘N Wind, Reon silent auction items. For more inforunion of the original 1950s Boogie mation or to contribute, please email Kings and more. tlandcj@comcast.net. There will be a $10 donation at the See you there! –John Ennis

Annette Metoyer

Ronnie Hall and Green Onions

All live music shots above: Jim Shortt file photos

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD

TRY FLOYDS SEASIDE SAMPLER

BBQ CRABS

After 17 years of loyal employment, we at the Seabrook Classic Cafe, are going to miss Heather Maybee Robinson. Good Luck! We love you! • Jumbo Crabs • King Crab • Cajun Ceviche • Texas-Size Steaks

Happy Hour Specials Monday-Friday, 2-7

We are extremely proud to welcome our new Manager of Operations for both the Club Classic and the Seabrook Classic Cafe Matt Wev. With Matt at the helm Chapter Two will be very exciting!

$2 Tuesday w/ Dom & Imp. $3 Wells / $3 Margaritas

1300 Broadway • Pearland (FM 518 where Fwood & Pland meet • 281-993-8385)

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LUNCH $4.99

STARTING AT

Classic Cafe & Club Classic will host a huge TAILGATE PARTY SEPT. 20.

Weekly Specials

Live music, food & fun.

NEW ITEM

Pick up the Sept. SCENE for details!

*Ask Server for details

Enjoy your favorite dishes at Classic Cafe (see menu: www.seabrookclassiccafe.com)

Kitchen is now open til 10:30 every night (except Sunday)!

Enjoy the best live music every Fri and Sat at Club Classic. (myspace: club classic )

MONDAY ALL DAY: All-U-Can Eat Tacos & Enchiladas $8.99* TUESDAY ALL DAY: All-U-Can Eat Burritos & Chimichangas $8.99* SATURDAY: Salmon Veracruz: $12.99

BREAKFAST ON SUNDAYS Stuffed Avocado w/ fajita chicken, jack cheese, topped with onions & mushrooms & jalapeño cream sauce.

Grab a bite to eat before you go clubbing & bring your dinner receipt to skip cover!

CLASSIC CAFE: 2511 NASA RD 1 • 281-326-1512 CLUB CLASSIC: 2513 NASA RD 1 • 281-532-2691

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

SATURDAYS, 6-9PM

Aug 1, 15, 29: Mike Taylor Aug 8: Brad Boyer Aug 22: Matt Harlan

9 AM - 1 PM SPECIALS START AT $2.99 $1.99 MIMOSAS & BLOODY MARYS ALL DAY SUN.

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

4449 NASA RD. 1 EL LAGO • 281-326-5697

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NEW RESTAURANT REPORT

Bigger is Better at La Brisa on the Creek By CARMEN BATES The highly anticipated opening of La Brisa on the Creek is finally here. No wonder it took so long – this place is huge! The doors of this new, stand-alone building (located at 501 Wesley Drive in League City) officially opened on July 14, ready to welcome diners to their fascinating facility. Long-time patrons of the original La Brisa Mexican Restaurant in Bacliff or first-time tasters should stop by and check this place out for themselves. Of course, the No. 1 reason to visit La Brisa is for the food. Known for their generous portions and reasonable pricing, they, of course, serve sizzling fajitas, but their new menu features items unique to this location only. For example, the Queso Blanco (white cheese dip) is a must try. Equally as delicious is their stuffed jalapeños (two hand-breaded jalapeno peppers stuffed with jumbo shrimp and mozzarella cheese with a creamy cilantro sauce), as well as the Albondigas Soup (a unique Mexican meatball recipe, served in a beef broth with fresh diced vegetables). If you are planning a big night out with friends and family, La Brisa on the Creek can cater to any group size, large or small. Upon entering the restaurant, you will step into one of their two large dining rooms, complete with four intimate, dining niches lining one wall, and peek-aboo windows in the back where you can watch fresh tortillas being prepared in front of your eyes. Four cozy party rooms are available for “smaller” groups up to 14 people, each room has its own volume control so guests can adjust the music volume as needed. The unpretentious party atmosphere continues as you walk into the back dining area, which is another huge room,

but this room hosts a 50-foot indoor palapa bar. The back wall is made up of garage door-style windows ready to open and close once the right

outdoor temperatures cooperate. Currently, there are six 50-inch flat-screen TVs installed with more to come, plus a huge 8-foot. In the corner there’s a stage area for bands to entertain the masses as they dine and drink. In August, bands will play around 5 p.m. on Sundays and Tuesdays. The crew at La Brisa is still working on additional indoor and outdoor improvements. Indoor decorations are being installed daily. An outdoor arbor for wedding ceremonies, a privacy fence around the sandpit and the backyard area are also coming soon. Outdoor signage – intentionally postponed to help facilitate a soft opening – will be installed soon. For now, just look for the La Brisa yellow Hummer.

La Brisa on the Creek is located at 501 Wesley Drive just off of Interstate 45 in League City.

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La Brisa on the Creek has an impressive Event Center ready to host weddings, receptions or other larger events. Complete with chandeliers, a private, covered entrance and private restrooms for

guests, their largest banquet room has limo parking available and can seat up to 200 guests. La Brisa’s second event room is slightly smaller and designed with business meetings, rehearsal dinners and large parties in mind. This room can host up to 80 guests. This space boasts a large presentation screen and projector – ideal for personal slideshows or professional work meetings. The two larger event rooms are equipped with the ability to adjust both the temperature and mood lighting that best suits your event. Make sure to peruse the new La Brisa retail store, where one can find everything you need to put together a quick birthday present (Yes, even the bag to wrap it in!) as you walk in to meet your friends for dinner. Stop by soon and check out this impressive facility for yourself, and don’t forget to tell them The SCENE sent you. Owner Darwin Wilson said, “Remember, everything is BIGGER and BETTER in TEXAS! Be sure to stay tuned to The SCENE to find out more of what La Brisa has in store for Texas.”

AUGUST 2009


The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series

Chef Polo Calles Al Capone's Pizza Pub 17420 Fife Ln, Webster, 77598 • 281-482-8100 What’s your Background/Experience: Culinary Institute of America in Hyde's Park, New York. I also worked for the Norweigen Cruise Lines. Your Specialty: To make people happy and full. I like to make people smile with our food. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? I have made meals for Demi Moore, Lou Ferrigno, and Arnold Schwarzenegger about ten years ago, when I worked for the Sheridan Imperial in North Carolina. Please share 1 special cooking tip or technique for our readers: Use passion and love with every meal you cook and the results will be excellent every time.

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 Matt Khajehali

Bakkhus Taverna

Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille

The Flying Dutchman

The Sundance Grill

Masa Sushi Sake Bar

Amadeus Italian Restaurant

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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You don’t have to come for a special occasion, but you’ll leave having had one.

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

CONTEMPORARY GRILL 

Elegant Fun

101 E. Main | La Porte | 281-470-8484 | www.main101.com

BBQ CRABS

August Cruise Schedule

All-Inclusive Cruises: $69.95 per Adult, $39.95 per child**

• Try Our New TACKLE BOX! or King Crab Combo or Seaside Crab Trap • Jumbo Crabs Happy Hour Specials • Deadliest Catch King Crabs All Day Monday-Friday, 2-7 $2 Tuesday w/Dom & Imp. • Cajun Ceviche

August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, 27 & 28 Each cruise that FANTASEA offers includes a GREAT meal, FANTASTIC entertainment and UNLIMITED house wine, champagne and domestic beer.

$3 Wells / $3 Margaritas

20760 Gulf Frwy. (Webster, Garden Ridge parking lot near Hooters • 281-332-7474)

R&B Dinner Cruise

Saturday, August 1 Boarding 7:00pm, Cruising 7:30-10pm

Saturday, August 15 Boarding 7:00pm, Cruising 7:30-10pm

Disco Dinner Cruise

Fabulous ’80s

Saturday, August 7 Boarding 7:30pm, Cruising 8-10:30pm

Saturday, August 22 Boarding 7:00pm, Cruising 7:30-10pm

Smooth Cruise

Messina Hof Wine Dinner Cruise*

Saturday, August 8

Saturday, August 27

With Live Entertainment by Rachel Jenkins, a Tina Turner Impersonator

With Messina Hof Winery

Boarding 7:00pm, Cruising 7:30-10pm

*$89.95 Boarding 7:30pm, Cruising 8-10:30pm

’70s Party Cruise

Rockin’ ’80s Dinner Cruise

Friday, August 14 Boarding 7:30pm, Cruising 8-10:30pm

Friday, August 28 Boarding 7:30pm, Cruising 8-10:30pm

**Prices vary and are subject to 8% sales tax.

www.TheBigWhiteBoat.com • 281-538-9600

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Saturday Night Fever Cruise

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Leila’s Mexican Restaurant Refresh your Memories: “Shakeel is Back!”

Family-fun atmosphere,

LEILA’S

without the bells and whistles By CARMEN BATES If your family is looking for a new twist on Mexican food, check out Leila’s Mexican Restaurant. Located at the intersection of NASA Parkway and Egret Bay (FM 270), Leila’s opened early 2009 and has been growing ever since. Their relaxed and festive atmosphere is family friendly, and their staff has more than 30 years of previous restaurant experience.

Mexican Restaurant

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Seven Days a Week

$1.99 Ritas: All Day Daily 1 Liter Ritas: $9.99

Leila’s is all about good food – and lots of it – for an unbeatable price. One of the owners Shakeel Khan enjoys adding a little touch of Mediterranean flair to their Mexican recipes. Some of their unique dishes include cabrito and their baked and stuffed avocados served with beef, chicken or shrimp. Looking at the menu one notices that community pride runs strong at Leila’s with entrees featuring a NASA theme such as the Challenger Dinner. This dish is overflowing with a cheese enchilada, beef enchilada, chicken enchilada, beef taco, guacamole and chile con queso puff, all served with rice and beans. Find a variety of selections on the menu, from seafood platters like Shrimp Diablo to their must-try homemade desserts like tres leches and flan. Breakfast is also a Leila’s favorite, since they serve it all day every day. Because they are located right in the middle of the Webster night-life, Leila’s is hoping to extend their hours as late as 3 or 4 a.m. in order to cater to the late-night club goers who are looking for tasty food options outside of fast food chains.

(Frozen, Rocks or Flavored)

“Home of the Original Margarita”

$13.99 Fajitas for 2 Every Day! Chicken, Beef or Combo • Only with this ad!

Gourmet Mexican Food Best Fajitas • Best Ritas

If time is an issue, take out orders are welcome. Call ahead for to-go orders at 281333-5500.

Catering: We work with your budget Take out orders welcome, call:

281-333-5500 • 281-389-5246 18119 Egret Bay • Webster

Patrons can also look forward to an expanded venue coming later this year. Leila’s is planning to grow their location in order to accommodate large parties and events. - Continued on Page 23

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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

10PM - 2AM

GRUPO BATACHA

Parrillada Ultima

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

SON VACILON

FUQUA: THURS. 8PM-12AM

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

Let us Cater Your Party!

WWW.LASHACIENDASGRILL.COM STAFFORD: 12821 Southwest Frwy. at Corporate Dr.

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

281-240-3060 • Fax: 281-240-3135

$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 WED. $11 Prime Rib Dinner

Patio Bar Open Weekends

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/ Live Music • $1 Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers

281-339-(FISH) 3474 | ON GALVESTON BAY, BACLIFF

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Space Center Drive

FREE Wi Fi! Johnson Space Center

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Bakkhus Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary • Aug. 11 • 7pm August marks the one-year anniversary for Bakkhus Taverna Greek Restaurant and Bar. Located at 605 Sixth Street in Kemah (just blocks away from the boardwalk), this eatery and bar planned to

have a Grand Opening celebration last year in September when Hurricane Ike uprooted their plans. “We decided to roll our anniversary and grand opening celebration into one big bash,” Owner Demetrios Kouloumoundras said. Tuesday, August 11 starting at 7 p.m., the public is invited to join the Kouloumoundras family and the crew at Bakkhus as they throw a rockin’ first anniversary bash. Get in on the free giveaways and hourly raffle prizes. The party, sponsored by Stoli Vodka, will include an “ice bar,” tropical martinis and specialty drinks. Austin band J.T. Coldfire will rock out the patio with their live music from 7 to 11 p.m. During the party, regular dinner service will be suspended, but a limited appetizer and finger food menu will be available.

Bakkhus is also having an appreciation promotion running from July through December. For every $75 patrons spend, they get one entry into the Bakkhus Greece Vacation Giveaway. The grand prize drawing will be held on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2009. One winner and a guest will be treated to a Greek Vacation in 2010. July has already seen tremendous response. - SCENE Staff

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

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PART 2 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 bring 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 Previously Featured: for some spots that demand inclusion because of their commitment to our theme.

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If you have some suggestions, please feel free to e-mail us. 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

Two Rows Classic Grill (2400 University): This month we went up to Rice Village to visit Houston’s only true Brew Pub, Two Rows Classic Grill. Unlike the BJ’s Brewhouse chain, all four Texas Two Rows locations brew their own handcrafted beer on location. And the brewhouse and fermentor tanks are visible through glass windows from your seat to prove it. On our visit, the Rice Village location was serving eight unique beers on tap. The Route 66 American Amber Ale, Dark Star Munich Dunkel and Dos Rows Vienna Lager all earned thumbs up. Two Rows has a complete menu of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads, pasta, steaks, ribs, seafood and -- of course -- gourmet pizza. The Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pizza went great with an Old Town Hefeweizen. But you can’t go wrong with the Margherita Pizza.

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Vito’s Deckhouse

Stay tuned next month as we continue the on-going series.

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BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

Hot Diggity Dog!

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By Shannon Alexander

AS LUNCHTORIT 2PM 11AM

Owner Mike Edwards is proud of his new gourmet hot dog shop with all the extra summer treats. Enjoy the tasteful decor and the delightful indoor park that stays 72 degrees year ’round. Central Park, USA Gourmet Hot Dogs specializes in regional hot dogs. Their menu features a Texas style, which he calls The Kemah. Other hits include a New York style, Boston style, a Cleveland style and the specialty of the house, “The Chicago.” Chicago, after all, is the birthplace of the original hot dog.

KIDS EAT FREE!!

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET

5pm-close. 10 yrs & younger.

$9.99 • 9AM-2PM

Monday nights.

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Edwards uses only Vienna Beef. “The finest hot dog in America,” he boasted, “and the first hot dog ever sold in America.”

TUESDAY: ALL FROZENS $1.99

Chicken Soup, Caldo de Res

Easy to find in The Kemah Lighthouse District at Seventh and Bradford, this convenient location allows you to grab a truly great hot dog and cold soda at an affordable price.

WED NIGHT (5-9PM) $5 PITCHERS COORS & MILLER $7 PITCHERS DOS XX

Central Park, USA is extremely kid friendly so bring them along for hot dogs and even snow cones and ice cream.

EVERY SATURDAY:

HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY

3138 NASA Rd. 1 • Seabrook

Central Park, USA has the ability to host parties for kids (or even adults). Offsite catering is also available for large groups, parties and events. For more information, call 281-538-PARK (7275).

281-326-3999 www.tequilabooms.com

Leila’s Mexican Restaurant: Cont. from page 18 Leila’s can currently accommodate any size budget for off-site catering for groups of 50 or more. Not just limited to Mexican food, they can also cater other varieties of food such as Mediterranean, seafood and even Italian to customize your party or event. Ward off the summer heat with one of their “Santos Cruz original margaritas” – by the glass or by the liter, frozen or on the rocks. Flavor variations include strawberry, mango, pineapple and coconut. Another option is the more sophisticated margarita martini. So, next time you are looking for a relaxed and festive dining experience, make your way to Leila’s, and don’t forget to tell them The SCENE sent you! • SNACKS • SNO-CONES • DRINKS

AU G. S P E C I A LS • 15% OFF All Ice Cream Novelties • 10% OFF Value Meals COM I NG SOON! T H E F I R S T A N N UA L H O T D O G E AT I N G CONTEST!

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


GULF COAST FILM FESTIVAL • SEPTEMBER 25-27 KHOU, Emmy Winner Robin Craig from Channel 26 Fox, Houston Film Commissioner Rick Ferguson and more, plus Bay Area Houston elected officials.

By Peggy “Domino” Taylor Lights! Camera! Action! The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival is holding their 10th annual event, September 25, 26, 27, 2009. The NASA-Johnson Space Center community of Seabrook and Nassau Bay will be the home of this out-of- this world entertainment. This event is in its 10th year and has gained international recognition in the Independent Film community. Every year, the festival has celebrities in the film and video industries that are guest speakers and presenters. This year’s scheduled celebrity guest to appear is film, television and stage theatre actor, comedian Jon Lovitz, who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Jon Lovitz is best known for his years on the hit comedy series Saturday Night Live and 42 movies including Rat Race, A League of Their Own, Stepford Wives, City Slickers, Mr. Destiny, Little Nicky and The Wedding Singer. The master of ceremonies for the award gala will be Ernie Manouse from Channel 8 PBS. Other celebrities that will be present are Nellie Gonzales from Channel 11

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the day’s activities at the NASA Hilton Marina Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. On Sunday, September 27th is the festival’s final film screenings. Screening times to be announced. This anniversary year all film screenings will be conveniently held at the NASA Hilton. There will be opportunities for the festival attendees to meet and mingle with actors, producers and directors from the film and television industry. The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival is the creation of Founding Director, Hal Wixon. An actor himself, Mr. Wixon’s mission was to encourage the work of independent filmmaker and promote the art, becoming this non-profit festival’s mission and a place to put budding filmmakers in the spotlight.

This three day, two night event kicks off Friday evening, September 25th with a celebrity meet and greet mixer buffet from 7 to 9 p.m. at Villa Capri Restaurant, 3713 NASA Parkway on Clear Lake in Seabrook. Film screenings will start SatLife Achievement urday, September 26th at the NASA Hilton Admiral Room, 3000 NASA Parkway in Nassau Bay. The 10th Annual Cascade Awards Banquet will conclude

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Gulf Coast Film Festival

More About Funny Man Jon Lovitz By Peggy “Domino” Taylor

Award Winners

Erin Gray 2008

Jasmine Guy 2007

Robert Wuhl 2006

Armand Assante 2005

Janine Turner 2004

Barry Corbin 2003

Melissa Gilbert 2002

Loretta Swit 2001

Walter Coblenz 2000

For the last twenty years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the best known comedians. A native Californian, he started his career in high school with plays, earned his B.A. in Drama at the University of California- Irvine and studied acting with Tony Barr at Film Actors Workshop. Lovitz began concentrating solely on comedy, and taking classes at the famous improv and comedy group, “The Groundlings” in 1982. A year later, after being accepted into “The Sunday Company”, Jon got his first job as an actor on the television show, The Paper Chase: The Second Year. Thinking he had made it and was on his way, he promptly quit his job at the clothing store, and then the next three years had nothing. Finally in September of 1984, he was accepted in the main company at ‘The Groundlings” where he had studied years earlier. “The Groundlings” appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in March 1985 and it was there where Jon premiered his character, the now famous “Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous”. - Continued on Page 26

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August 1- August 6: Open Door Series: Summer 2009 Juried Exhibition (current exhibit) August 20 - October 8: “Flotsam & Jetsam: Juried Exhibition Artist Response to Hurricane Ike. Reception - August 20 – 6:30 -8:30 p.m. no admission fee. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, (TAACCL), 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org. August 1-20: U of H – Clear Lake Graduate Students Art Exhibit, Free – 2700 Bay Area Blvd.,281-283-3311, www.uhcl.edu.

telling by Mrs. Pearson every Thursday, 1210 Anders, Seabrook, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net.

Freeman Memorial Library - 10:15 a.m. Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday 11:15 a.m.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

THEATRE

August 14- 30: Clear Creek Country Theatre, Singing in the Rain, 18091 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-3335228, www.clearcountrytheatre.org

LITERATURE

August 6: Bay Area Writers League, Meeting at Barnes & Nobles, Bay Area Blvd & Gulf Freeway, 7:30 no charge, www.bawl.org

August 8 & 22: CLAW: Clear Lake Area Writers. Free admission 10 am - noon. For more information call TAACCL at 281-3357777, www.taaccl.org

August 15: The Word Factory, Clear Lake poetry reading group of Houston International Poets Inc.Workshop- 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, - TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, contact Caroline Ross at 281-486-4480, www.taaccl.org.

CHILDREN’S ART

Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K) - 10:30 a.m., 2400 N .Meyer, Seabrook - Temporary in Seabrook Community House with story-

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Armand Bayou Nature Center - Open Tuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8-9:30 a.m., Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6:00 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org

Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia. 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

August 1, 2 & 7, 8, 9: Royal Academy performing Footloose, Oliver Theatre, 17170 Mill Forest Road, 281-480-1466, www.royalacademyoffinearts.com

August 1- 9: “The Producers” Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy 3, Dickinson, 281-337-7468, www.bayareaharbourplayhouse.com

September 4: Clear Lake Symphony – Opening Season 09-10 Night, 7:30 p.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, www.clearlakesymphony.org

Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. Pre-K Story time on Thursday, 100 W.Walker, League City, 281-338-4860

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

August 4, 11 & 25: Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m., TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

MUSIC & FILM

August 1 - 31: Tickets on sale for the upcoming Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival events on September 25 – 27, 2009. Get tickets now, before they sell out! Celebrity Guest - Saturday Night Live Alumni, Jon Lovitz, 281333-5804 www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com August 15: 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.

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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.

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, 281-479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org. Texas City Museum - Open Tuesday - Sunday - 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm.

-------------------------------Special Event Around the Bay August 3: A.D. Players, Houston professional acting troupe, performing on Family Night, 6 – 8 p.m. - Chick-fil-A Restaurant, 321 FM 2094 Home Depot Center, Kemah - For more information call 713-526-2721. --------------------------------

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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The 3rd annual Film Racing Tour (www.filmracing.com) is in Houston on August 21 and is inviting filmmakers of all levels of experience to challenge their creative comfort zones by writing, shooting and editing an original film in just 24 hours. The 2009 tour will be visiting 20 cities across North America and giving aspiring filmmakers the chance to have their work premiere on the big screen and compete for thousands in cash and prizes. For the Houston Film Race, filmmakers are e-mailed a theme (such as revenge or greed) and surprise element (such as a prop or an action that must be performed in the film) at 10p.m. on Friday, August 21. The filmmakers, who may work in teams, then have 24 hours to create an original short film no longer than 4 minutes and submit their finished film at a designated drop-off location by the 10p.m. deadline the next evening. - Continued on Page 33

August 21-22 ........Filming August 26 ........Screenings

Houston Film Race

Learn more information and watch past winners at www.filmracing.com

Adam “Drama” Donaghey, above, is producing the Houston Film Race and can be contacted via e-mail at anonymous.kook@gmail.com

GULF COAST FILM FESTIVAL Continued From Page 24 “This festival was created to showcase the discovery of new and emerging artists,” states Wixon. “The goals for this fun and educational event are to encourage the works of independent filmmakers and promote the concept of film as art, offering awards as a means of educational outreach and expand the awareness of independent film.” Filmmakers from all over the world submit their films. The festival also showcases Bay

Area-Houston as a location for future films. The festival is supported by numerous sponsors and the City of Seabrook, Texas. Tickets are available for three-day passes, Saturday and Sunday passes and individual screenings. Discounted passes will be available to military and students with ID and also AARP members. Individual screening tickets will be available at the door. The Cascade Awards Banquet tickets are still available. Reservations for sponsor tables and for tables of eight are still available for the awards banquet. The weekend ‘Fun Package’ including all events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are on sale now. Banquet tickets will not be available at the door. For ticket prices, reservations, film entries and any additional information on this festive event, or available sponsorships options, go to the website gulfcoastfilmfest.com. Lodging links are available on the film festival website and at seabrooktourism.com. For tickets or information call (281)333-5804.

Lovitz was nominated for an Emmy his first two years on SNL. Some his most memorable character besides, Tommy Flanagan, “Yeah that’s the ticket!” are ‘Master Thespian’, Hanukah Harry’ and ‘The Devil’. He was on SNL until 1990. Jon also has become well known for his distinctive voice. He is the lead character “Jay Sherman” on the acclaimed animated series, The Critic. Appearing on the Broadway stage is not new to Jon Lovitz. He was in Neil Simon’s play The Dinner Party and sang three times at Carnegie Hall. A few years ago he started doing stand up comedy, thanks to encouragement from his friend, Dana Carvey and has been headlining casinos, nightclubs and theatres across the country.

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His recent movie roles were Mel Brook’s The Producers: The Musical, The Benchwarmers, Southland Tales, and I Could Be Your Woman. In 2007 Jon had his grand opening of his new comedy club, “The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Aubergine” in San Diego, CA. His comedy club has played host to David Spade, Carlos Mencia, Ralphie May, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Miller and many more notable comics.

This kicked off a series of events, including getting an agent, the movie “The Last Resort,” a series

Come meet this funny man, Jon Lovitz at the 10th Annual Gulf Coast Film Festival September 25-27, 2009; it will be a weekend to remember!

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“Foley’s Square,” and a voice-over for the cartoon The Brave Little Toaster, all on the same day. This and the big break, from recommendations of Lorraine Newman and Charles Grodin, to be cast in Saturday Night Live, all happened by September 1985. Jon stated, “I went from having no money to being offered $500,000 a movie.”

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“Sippin’ on the Dock of the Bay”

South Shore Dockside Food & Wine Festival returns for 8th annual The only event of its kind on the Texas celebration. eventa spectacular gulf coast features a first class atmosphere. Guests are treated to distinctive cui-

On Saturday, October 17th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. wine novices and experts alike enjoy four themed pavilions presenting wines from all over the globe. For those who prefer something different, the Festival offers Here’s the Beer & Spirits Pavilion. Ongoing live entertainment sets the mood for

sine from popular local eateries, culinary demonstrations, high end artists and exhibitors plus automobile and boat displays. Just 20 minutes south of downtown Houston, the Festival is held in the Bay Area Houston region located midway between Houston and Galveston at the prestigious South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center Marina in League City. The South Shore Dockside Food & Wine Festival is produced by C4 Clear Creek Community Charities, Inc a non-profit group which provides financial support to local projects. 2009 charity partners are Autism

Speaks, Communities in Schools and Bay Area Pet Adoption. For tickets or to become part of the event, check the website www.southshorefestival.com or call 281727-0131.

The SCENE is proud to be the only media entity to sponsor the Dockside Food & Wine Festival every year of its existence. Look for us at the 2009 event in the Beer Pavilion.

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It’s a known fact the wealth of benefits a vacation infuses the body and soul with. Vacation can mean just taking a few days off from the rat race, to renting a beach house on the bay, to traveling to the most exotic of locations. Studies show that vacation boosts morale, adds years to your life and even fills you with creative inspiration. And while we do want to take time to get away and enjoy being with just ourselves and the people we love most, we still want to look fabulous, but fabulous with very little effort! When I am on my many travels, I try to get the most out of every day. I love to wake up early and enjoy a quaint coffee shop for breakfast, take a nap on a beach, explore an ancient fort, have a few cocktails and a great dinner and top it off dancing the night away at a swanky disco. So, what to wear? How to pack? How can I look great every day without having to perform every daily ritual a woman performs when she steps out of the shower? Here are some great tips to keep you looking amazing every step of your vacation with ease and style.

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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. 888 Bistro ..............................16744 El Camino Real 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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Local couple teams up with community for cancer patients Chemotherapy and radiation therapy often leave its recipients with uncomfortable side effects, one of them being extremely dry skin. Independent Mary Kay consultants around the country are giving patients Time Wise Miracle Sets to address this painful side effect. For every Miracle Set donation purchased, a Mary Kay consultant matches the donation with another Miracle Set. Independent Mary Kay Sales Director, Eileen Barlow led the charge for a drive resulting in 500 total donations so far. Having lost her own mother to cancer, FILM RACING Continued From Page 26 All of the completed films premiere for the public at the River Oaks Theatre on August 26th and the top films from Houston will compete for more than $40,000 in cash and prizes against winning films from across North America. Film Racing is operated by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC, an organization that has been holding unique film competitions since 2002. Since launching the Film Racing Tour in 2007, NYC Midnight has awarded over $120,000 in cash and prizes. “It’s very important for us to provide our top filmmakers with the prizes and exposure to help them take their career goals to the next level,” says competition director, Charlie Weisman. “In addition to the prizes, Film Racing presents anyone who ever wanted to make a film the opportunity to go through the entire process overnight, and be rewarded with the unbeatable experience of seeing an audience react to their work on the big screen,” he said.“With digital technology, creative minds and a little inspiration, anything is possible. Even in 24 hours.” The entry fee for the Houston Film Race is $115 until the final registration deadline of August 19, 2009. Visit the official competition website at www.filmracing.com to register, learn more and watch winning films from past events. Interested teams can also enter the discount code “FILMRACER” to receive $10 off the entry fee. -------------------------------------LOOKING GOOD ON VACATION Continued From Page 28 I am not a doctor, so I am not advocating using minimal sunscreen, but if you are going to go out and get a tan, do it sensibly, and don’t BURN! Don’t forget to apply it to your hands, feet and ears. To look fresh in the evening be sure to exfoliate all of that pore clogging sunscreen off and slather yourself in

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Clothing: When it’s all said and done, the clothes make the woman! Stylish wraps, Mexican dresses and sarongs are staples during vacation. Even a pashmina can look elegant and come in handy in a drafty environment. Put icing on the simple dress with shiny jewelry: a variety of gold and silver pieces can dress up anything. A huge bracelet and matching sunglasses look great while a big handbag along with a fashionable chain necklace can look refined. A pair of rhinestone flip-flops are great on vacation because they can dress up anything, but can also be worn while trekking through town. I love to purchase a dress locally because it always reminds me of the places I have been while also being easy to pack and accessorize. If you need to

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Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 11 6:30 pm @ The Outpost Tavern If you are interested in trying homebrewing, there are far worse places to live than the Bay Area, home to the Mashtronauts. The Mashronauts is not only a friendly club dedicated to the art and enjoyment of fermented beverages and associated with the Homebrewers of America, but it is the reigning Lone Star Circuit champion. That means it has bragging rights within the state of Texas. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Outpost Tavern.

(512) Brewing Co. ........................Austin, TX Franconia Brewing Co. ..........McKinney, TX Independence Brewing Co ..........Austin, TX Live Oak Brewing Company ........Austin, TX Rahr and Sons Brewing Co. ..Fort Worth,TX Real Ale Brewing Co. ..................Blanco, TX Saint Arnold Brewing Co...........Houston, TX Southern Star Brewing Co. ........Conroe, TX

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Blue Star Brewing ..............San Antonio, TX Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse..Grapevine, TX The Covey ................................Fort Worth, TX Dancing Bear Pub............................Waco, TX The Dodging Duck Brewhaus ......Boerne, TX The Draught House Pub & Brewery..Austin, TX Eola School and Lodge......................Eola, TX Humperdink's ..................................Dallas, TX Fredericksburg Brewing....Fredericksburg, TX Jaxon's ..............................El Paso, TX North by Northwest ..............Austin, TX Two Rows Classic Grill..Multiple Locations

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Omni International Beverages Beer Tasting: The SCENE recently rode up into town with staff from Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash and Grill for a beer tasting at the Rice Lofts hosted by Omni International Beverages. Omni is a Houston-based company that focuses on importing quality hand-crafted beer from various places around the world for wholesale and distribution throughout the United States. They recently took over distribution of the Conroe-based Southern Star Brewing Company (featured in the March 2009 SCENE) in various markets including in the Clear Lake/Bay Area. Southern Star is currently available at a growing number of SCENE clients including Bakkhus Taverna in Kemah and Hugh & Jeff’s in League City. Omni also represents Freedom (Hand Crafted English Lager), Davenports (Premium English Ale) and other import brands including Janacek, Telcky, Jezek, Platan and Rychtar.

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Texas Beer Enthusiast

ny a p m o C g in w re B ld o rn tA in a S r fo r a e y ig b a is 9 0 20 By John Ennis Life has been good for the Patron Saint of Brewers. Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. And all indications are that the brewery, which is currently operating at full capacity 24 hours a day to keep up with demand, will be around for years to come. Before the end of the year, Saint Arnold will move out of the current, nondescript location in an industrial park near U.S. 290 in favor of a most ambitious new facility near downtown.

Saint Arnold’s new home is a nearly centuryold, red-brick warehouse that most-recently served as the food storage center for the Houston Independent School District. Saint Arnold founder Brock Wagner won the bid on the building in October 2007 and closed on the purchase in June 2008.

When all is done, the re- The SCENE Brew Crew with Saint Arnold development effort is exowner and founder Brock Wagner pected to cost roughly $6 four times its current capacity in its new million – a serious investment in today’s home – in addition to a great view of economy, indeed. But considering the downtown. Three huge, refurbished, stainless-steel tanks purchased from a Bavarian monastery that has been brewing beer since the 13th century have been shipped in from Germany to make up the new brewhouse. Three new 240barrel fermenters will join Saint Arnold’s current fermenter farm that will be relocated to the new brewery.

ABOVE: Main front entrance of the new brewery. BELOW: The new raised brewhouse (kettle, lauter tun and whirl pool).

Texas craft beer market is enjoying serious growth -- up 18.9% in 2008 -- the timing is right, if not over due. Saint Arnold, who also provides beer to a portion of the national BJ’s Brewhouse chain, will enjoy

Of special interest to visitors will be the second-floor hospitality area that will include a vast hall offering views of the brewhouse and fermenters, and a biergarten-inspired space that will serve as a setting for tours, tastings and special events. But possibly the biggest upgrade in the eyes of tour veterans of the current brewery is air conditioning and plenty of restrooms. Next time you find yourself needing to quench your thirst at a local restaurant or bar, order a Saint Arnold.

ABOVE: The new bar in the second-floor hospitality area of the new brewery.

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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: THE FASTEST-GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA

THE SCENE’s MMA Top 10 Pound For Pound List

Apparently Georges St-Pierre really impressed FIGHTER COUNTRY WEIGHT ORGANIZATION us in his victory over Thiago Alves at UFC 100 1. Georges St. Pierre ......Canada ..
170 ..........UFC as we now rank the French Canadian at the top of our list. Frank Mir got dominated so bad by 2. Anderson Silva ..............Brazil 185/205 ......UFC Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 that we moved Mir 3. Lyoto Machida ..............Brazil ....205 ..........UFC off the list and almost added Lesnar. But we be- 4. Miguel Torres
 ..................USA......135..........WEC lieve Lesnar’s success is still more about size and 5. B.J. Penn
 ........................USA......170 ..........UFC strength than skill, so we keep him off the list for now. We are looking forward to UFC 101 6. Fedor Emelianenko
 ......Russia....235 ......Affliction this month as B.J. Penn defends his light- 7. Mike Brown ....................USA......140..........WEC weight title against Kenny Florian and mid- 8. Urijah Faber
 ..................USA......140..........WEC dleweight champ Anderson Silva steps up 9. Kenny Florian ................USA......155 ..........UFC again to light heavyweight to take on former 10. Shinya Aoki ................Japan ....140 ........Dream 205-pound champ Forrest Griffin.

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Aug 8: UFC 101 • Aug 29: UFC 10

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SEEN BY THE SCENE: UFC 100 PARTY Sponsored by Furia Fight Wear, Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash, Southern Star Brewing Co. and The SCENE

Local/Regional Events

Upcoming MMA Calendar

8/08 ..White Belt/Blue Belt Challenge (BJJ) ......Spring Klein Wrestling Club Facility 8/15 ..South TX Fighting Championship 8 ........McAllen Conv. Center • McAllen, TX 8/16 ..Relson Gracie Texas Jiu Jitsu Tourney ......Palmer Events Center • Austin, TX 9/19 ..Tournament of Champions (BJJ) ..Council Road Baptist • Oklahoma City, OK 10/31 Art of War: Fright Night/Fight Night ..Mesquite Resistol Arena • Mesquite, TX National Events

8/08 ..........UFC 101 Penn vs. Florian (PPV) 8/09 ................................WEC 42 (Versus) 8/15 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg (Showtime) 8/28 ....M-1 Global: Breakthrough (HDNet)

8/29 ....UFC 102 Couture vs. Nogueira (PPV) 9/02 ................................WEC 43 (Versus) 9/16 ......Ultimate Fighter 10 Debut (SPIKE) 9/16 ................UFC Fight Night 19 (SPIKE) 9/19......UFC 103 Belfort vs. Franklin (PPV)

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.) and Pier 27 Tavern (3202 Marina Bay Drive • Suite F in League City).

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: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE

Ziggy Moonshine at T-Bone Toms

Hamilton Loomis at Joel’s Ugly Dawg

Hobson’s Choice at Hugh & Jeff’s Leaf at Scout Bar Andy and the Dreamsicles at La Brisa Bacliff All Photos by Andy Eng

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FROZEN CONCOCTIONS As one of the hottest summer seasons continues, what better way to cool off than to order a frozen treat from one of your favorite local hangouts. Here are just a few to try this month.

CONGA: A blend of cranberry juice, orange juice, and grenadine with tequila and a splash of Malibu Rum.

BLACKBERRY MERLOT WINE-A-RITA: Lone Star Onyx wine, paired with wine glace' and garnished with fresh blackberries. Add a slice of blackberry wine cake to compliment this light refreshing drink.

MANGO MARGARITA: Adding mango with Cuervo, Triple Sec and lime and you have one of Gabacho's signature drinks, the mango margarita.

SUNSET CRUSH: Amaretto, orange juice and grenadine make up the most of this refreshing drink invented by Taylor, the resident mixologist.

Tequila Boom's

D'Vine Wine

Gabacho’s Mexican Grill

Clifton's Seaside Diner

3138 Nasa Rd. 1, Seabrook

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4449 Nasa Rd. 1, El Lago

10 Grand Ave., Bacliff

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1010B E. NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. SUNDAY NIGHTS: $10 BUCKETS

Jam Session w/ The Amigos 8pm-12am, musicians welcome, Vodka Well Drinks $2 (12-7pm) Mon: Acoustic Jam w/Lynn Raggio & Cisco • $2 Ritas Tues: Mighty Orq or Danglers • $2 Ritas all day LIVE MUSIC 7 NIGHTS A WEEK Wed: Live Music & Drink Specials • $2 Ritas NO COVER! Thurs: Benny Brasket Band Sun:

HAPPY HOUR $1.75 DOMESTICS NOON TO 8PM MONDAY - FRIDAY

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APRIL’S BIKINI BIRTHDAY PARTY PLUS A WATER GUN FIGHT! BIGGEST WATER GUN WINS A $25 BAR TAB

SAT AUG 15: WET T-SHIRT CONTEST (PRIZES TO BE WON!)

SUN AUG 16: JIM SHORTT BENEFIT • 1-8PM 20+ MUSICAL PERFORMANCES!

SUN AUG 30: COURTNEY’S BRA B-DAY PARTY BEST BRA CONTEST WINNERS KEEP THEIR BRA & GET A $25 BAR TAB

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WE’RE BACK! In a brand new location!! Open Daily 11am-2am

HAPPY HOUR Daily 11am-7pm

THURSDAYS

Karaoke w/ Mama Cass

FRIDAY NIGHTS Bike Night: $15 Buckets $1 Draft • Food Specials

SATURDAYS

Shuffleboard Tourneys

HURRICANE IKE CAFE

Sun-Thurs 11-10 • Fri & Sat 11-11

AUGUST 15 - WOODSTOCK COSTUME PARTY SEPTEMBER 19-20 - GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITING "JUST LIKE ME"

COMING IN OCTOBER: MS WHARF-RAT

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We’re Back! New! Outdoor Bar, Patio Furniture, Deck Cover & Ceiling Fans

Music Events This Month Hour Happy ring u *See the SCENE’s Prices d mes* Happy Hour Guide a for more info! Astros g

August 7 ..............Shane Barnhill August 8 ..........Bodacious Ta-Tas August 14..............Odd Man Out

*WEEKLY EVENTS*

MONDAY ....KAROAKE w/Instant Karma WEDNESDAY ..........................OPEN MIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY............LIVE MUSIC

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MARTINI MENU Aug. 22: Heaven’s Birthday Bash!

DECK PARTY EVERY FRI & SAT Kemah Historical Society Landmark

August 15 ..................Inside Out August 21 ..................Spin Cycle August 22..........DJ Dustin Foster August 28 ............Shane Barnhill August 29 ................Modern Art

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Pier 27 Tavern:

South Shore's Newest Place to be SCENE By SHANNON MILLER Located in South Shore Harbor at 3203 Marina Bay Dr, Pier 27 Tavern is named for the number of piers that sit at the end of the property. "We wanted to be the first tavern in this area. The clientele and location are just what we are looking for," explained co-owner John Delesandri. The doors will open in early August. Wi-fi will be available in the bar, and outlets are strategically placed around the bar and the walls for a change of SCENE-ry from the office. Pier 27 Tavern will be open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., with happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. With its unique horse shoe shaped bar, it is the place to come and relax, to meet new people and to catch up on your sports teams. Happy hour specials are $1 domestic drafts, $1.50 import drafts, $2.25 bottles and $3 wells.

The walls boast eight plasma TVs that will broadcast football, UFC fights and the NCAA. During football season the tavern will open at 11 a.m. so die-hard fans can catch their favorite teams play the early game. Football specials will include $.25 wings, $5 domestic pitchers, and $12 buckets of beer. For those who play fantasy football, the Pier has an upcoming draft party

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riety of live music, including cover bands, Texas rock and Texas country. Be on the lookout for BIG beer night, featured shots nights, steak night, as well as an industry night. Currently in production is the first Pier 27 Tavern Swimsuit Calendar. Also in the planning stages is an annual golf tournament, a bar competition as well as a shuffleboard and dart tournaments. A Golden Tee tournament is also being scheduled.

Contact Pier 27 Tavern for special events, including birthday parties, retirement parties, or receptions. For a complete list of upcoming events and updates, folOwners David Williams & John Delesandri low Pier 27 Tavern online at in the works. www.myspace.com/pier27tavern or www.twitter.com/pier27tavern. In addition to sports events, Pier 27 will feature a va-

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South Shore Dockside Food & Wine Festival HAPPY HOUR 3 TO 7 PM $1.75 Domestic LN / $2.25 Import BTL $1 off Drafts & Wells

WE HAVE NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS

MONDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

TUESDAY

Saturday, October 17

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

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

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

(PITCHER NIGHT) $5 Pitchers $7 Guiness Pitchers

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. South Shore Harbour Resort & Marina League City, Texas

SUNDAY:

FRIDAY

$4 Cazadores $4 Sweet Teas

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Wine Tastings • Gourmet Cuisine

Find our DINING ad on the “FLIP side!”

High-End Exhibits • Yacht & Car Exhibits Beer Pavilion • Entertainment Wine & Culinary Demonstrations

1.4 MILES WEST OF BAYBROOK MALL

17420 FIFE LN. @ BAY AREA BLVD.

Special hotel rates, festival tickets & information:

281-482-8100

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the scene’s martini madness World’s Greatest Cosmo: Grey Goose L'Orange, Cointreau, cranberry juice, garnished with a lime. Apple Martini: Vodka, Apple Liqueur, Melon Liqueur, Sweet & Sour, Garnished with a Cherry. Chocolate Coconut Martini: Vodka, Bailey's, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Coconut Rum, Garnished with Milk Chocolate Shavings.

These martinis were prepared at:

888 Bistro

Cosmopolitan: Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, Garnished with a Lemon Twist.

16744 El Camino Real 281-990-8888

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

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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

Beggar's Union at EJ’s Sports Bar

LOOSE NOTES • Cont. From Page 46 Their well-lit stage is amongst the better setups in the area. Sporting a playlist including not-often-played numbers from Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, and Ted Nugent that folks can dance to earns this show a "cool show star" for the month.

ABOVE: Sheila Marshall at Heads-N-Tails RIGHT: Mike Taylor at Gabacho’s

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The Crisis at Baja Party Bar

Kalakaua at T-bone Tom’s The Day of Battle: SCENE readers took in lots of good shows this past month on the outdoor beat (T-Bones, Clifton's, La Brisa's, Heads & Tails) including Jim Shortt favorites, Andy and the Dreamsicles, What Is Hip, and The Grateful Geezers. Grabbing our attention this month was homegrown band, Kalakaua (myspace.com/kalakaua4). Hailing from the Clear Creek Class of 2009, this refreshing young five-piece garage band pulled off their stage debut before a packed patio with an impressive variety of cuts. They'll be back for one more show before they head to Austin for college so stay tuned.

Grateful Geezers at T-bone Tom’s

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Wood & Wind at Sundance Grill

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

Monday nights with Jeremy Bradshaw. We caught a rare Nassau Bay musical treat at Mediterraneos with Chris Hadfield Bandella playing the night away. Mother's Speakeasy re-enters the open mic scene on Monday evenings, with house band Think Tank, worth checking into. Finally, and best of all, our friends at Zone 504 hosts a Wednesday Open Mic starting at 10pm. This is when and were many of Kemah’s Lighthouse District's entertainment staff decompress after their hard day’s night, qualifying it as a de facto stop. Bring it on!

People say the live music SCENE cooked in July and we agree. Our outdoor music beat was sultry this month and the indoor stops were class. Over the top this month was our first visit to The Spot in Galveston with the Posse (an IkeFest I band) rocking patrons and surfers along the Seawall sidewalks. SCENE featured events were exceptional with Hobson's choice at Hugh & Jeff’s Carwash, the powerful Sheila Marshall at Heads & Tails, and the mighty Hamilton Loomis along with Both Feet at Joel's Ugly Dawg. Bouncing back this month was Maribelle's lifting spirits for many. On a reflective note, the Jim Shortt Memorial Celebration will take place this month. We've managed to lay hands on Jim's hard drive and retrieved his favorite local music scene pictures (in color!) so keep on the lookout... The beat grows on!

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--------------------------------------------------The Beat Grows On: The July SCENE mentioned several dining venues bringing on the music beat so we ventured forth to see... Whoa!!!! The Lighthouse District checks in with Bakkhus's Thursday Greek Music Night and Amadeus' Monday night open mic as a favorite place for many of you readers. We soaked in Harbour District sunsets adding Outriggers and Sundance Grill to the beat and enjoyed Scooter and Wood & Wind on stage. Friendswood stands strong adding Greek Night at Bakkhus Taverna

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Roger Wayne Bailey & Friends at Clifton’s Seaside Diner Lingering Longer: How does it get better if you have a fun dining and music venue that already provides great weekend entertainment? Easy... Add more music!!! The folks at Heads & Tails and Clifton's are providing patrons just that -with different bands for both afternoon and evening weekend dining pleasure. Pretty cool, eh? With the wide spectrum of music to be had, we especially found the easy-listening cover jamming from Roger Wayne Bailey and his circle of Friends blended with a coastal setting most pleasing this month and we weren't alone!

Jeremy Bradshaw at Al Capone’s Al Capone's, a great little neighborhood hangout, with some of the best bay area pizza and live music Sunday and

--------------------------Cool!: The neighborhood hangout known as EJ's Sports Bar got noticed this month as Beggar's Union came in for a show.

Beggar's Union at EJ’s Sports Bar

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SMOKING ALLOWED Texans Football LIVE MUSIC is back!

TUESDAY: 7-11PM FRI & SAT: NFL & 9PM-1AM COLLEGE

Come enjoy the game on our

6 Plasma & Big Screen TVs

FOOTBALL New ATM Machine

Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am-1pm ($7.95) $2 Mimosas, Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers

NEW KITCHEN HOURS:

MON-FRI 11-2PM / 6-10PM

HOMEMADE LUNCH SPECIALS $ 5.95 DAILY 11AM-2PM WEDNESDAY – $8.00 5-OZ. FILET W/BAKED POTATO

FRESH JUMBO FRIED SHRIMP (THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS)

HAPPY HOUR: DAILY 11AM-7PM

THE BEST RIBEYES IN TOWN SERVED ANYTIME!

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender VALERIE FROM HUGH & JEFF’S CAR WASH 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: 1232 W. FM 646 When: Mon to Fri 2 to 7pm & All Day 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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Outriggers Where: 3138 NASA Road 1 When: Normal Happy Hour Mon.to Fri. 4 - 7pm Lunch $1 Ritas (11 to 2)

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

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

How long have you worked there? ’7 great months. Signature drink: Hurricane ‘Val’ - not your average bear. Best Tip: Tommy Bahama Rum gets you laid, not Tommy Bahama Clothing. In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? Wild, ‘wicked’, funny, thoughtful and sassy. What I love about bartending: What’s not to love? I never meet a stranger.

Favorite thing about the Bay Area? Being near the water and the cool hangouts. Hobbies: Reading, Live Music and classic movies. Other than your own, what other profession would you like to attempt? What else is there? Maybe owning my own bar someday. What other profession would you NOT like to attempt? President of the United States. Who inspires you? “Nanny” (My Grandmother).

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Plus awesome daily specials 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)

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

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

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE ScoutBar.com to learn more.

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

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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: 605 6th St. C, Kemah When: Monday-Saturday Noon to 7pm What: $5 Bull Blasters $2 Domestic Pints $2 Wells

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

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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: 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

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

Where: 1020 NASA Road 1 When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: Specials on Tap Beer, Margaritas (including Haciendaritas), Domestic/Imports Bottles and more. Check it out!

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Where: 3136-C NASA Road 1 When: Daily 11am - 7pm What: $2.75 Domestic bottles, $2 Drafts, $3 Wells

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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: 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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($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

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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: 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.

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 and $5 pitchers and $2.50 Jager shots all night Sunday. Visit

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Where: 3136-C NASA Road 1 When: 12 to 6 pm Mon.-Fri. What: 16744 El Camino Real Where: 17420 Fife Ln. (@ Bay Area)

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COVER STORY

Dance the night away at Amadeus By CARMEN BATES

vegetables with your choice of house salad or soup for $12. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, try the Chef’s Choice Special: Start off with your choice of house salad or soup, then enjoy the chef’s choice of seafood and vegetables, all for $12.

Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a night full of romance! Amadeus Italian Restaurant and Lounge is Kemah’s newest nightlife sensation. Offering fine dining, live music and a dance floor, this mature and refined setting is the perfect getaway for any couple looking to spice things up a bit. Located at 700 Kipp Avenue, Amadeus has a different atmosphere than most casual places you will find around Kemah. Instead, you will find a more sophisticated ambiance, with soft lighting, tablecloths, and piano music filling the air. Local entertainer Claudio Sereni has been performing in the Clear Lake area for the past 15 years, and now calls Amadeus his center stage. Performing six nights a week, you can find Claudio and guest entertainers on Friday and Saturday nights packing the dance floor with their jazzy beats.

Amadeus is open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Their full kitchen is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and is open until 11 p.m. Monday though Thursday. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just a fun night out with friends, Amadeus is the ideal setting for any group, large or small.

Unescorted women can enjoy the freedom to shake their groove things every Tuesday and Wednesday night for Ladies night. Patrons enjoy $4 wine and martinis, $3 beers and $3 wells. The wine selection is well thought out, offering bottles of Italian, American, French and more.

Even if you choose to dine at home, make sure that your evening plans include a romantic night of dancing and drinks at Amadeus. And don’t forget to tell them The SCENE sent you!

Owner and Chef Matt Khajehali is very proud of his new establishment, and wants to welcome newcomers who are looking to experience fine entertainment, wine and dining. With 38 years of experience in the restaurant business, Chef Matt said he learned how to cook “the old fashioned way,” by working with great chefs from Germany and Italy. This type of training has encouraged him to be very health-conscious of his menu, using only the freshest and highest quality food he can find. His tantalizing food offerings include seafood, veal and certified Angus steaks.

ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

One must-try item is the Snapper al Patron, which is topped with crabmeat and a tequila-lime sauce, and served with capers.

Live Music with Claudio Claudio 6 days a week + special guest Mac Hayes on Fri.

Mondays: Prime Rib - $12

“Service is everything!” said Chef Matt, who believes that a good meal is wasted if the service is not up to par. Having worked in the River Oaks area, he had the privilege of cooking for some very important people, such as NASA’s Dr. Chris Kraft, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Doctors Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley (to name just a few). Because of his expertise, he knows that customer satisfaction is very important to the success of any business, so he is always there and involved with the inner-workings of Amadeus – from supervising the front, to working in the kitchen and even helping with valet on busy Friday and Saturday nights.

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 Night

Drink and Martini Specials in the Lounge

Happy Hour Specials $4 Well Martinis (any flavor), $4 House Wine, $3 Well Drinks, $3 Dom. Beer (Tuesdays only)

Amadeus’ Monday night dinner special includes Prime Rib served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and chef’s choice of

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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MORE EVENTS

Featured Upcoming Event:

If the trailer’s a-rockin.... it must be the Mullet Boyz! Saturday, August 22 at Scout Bar Clear Lake The newest -- and possibly hottest -theme cover band the Mullet Boyz will be stopping in Clear Lake this month for a highly anticipated show at Scout Bar on Saturday, August 22 featuring the group’s signature business-in-the-front-Partyin-the-back, four-wheelin', asskickin', beer drinkin', wet t-shirt contest enjoying, bar-b-q grillin', kicker box blastin', ROCK!

OTEP w/ Hypernova Friday, August 7 SCOUT BAR

Thier show has been described as “Pabst Blue Ribbon meets Kentucky Deluxe with a little bit of 1984 IROC-Z mixed in for good measure.” The band features Billy Ray Hazzard (Vocalizin' & Socializin'), T-Bird (Guitarz & Cadillacz), Bobby Ricky (Bassin' & Racin') and Rod Hotter (Skinz, Crashez & Killer 'Staches). The group’s influences include sittin' on a tailgate crankin' Van Halen 1’s “Devil Without A Cause” and jamming Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits at keg parties the bands throw in the pasture across from their single-wide trailer. According to Scout Bar owner Thomas (T-bone) Wilson, the Mullet Boyz are gaining a reputation for a great, entertaining and hilarious show that includes all you favorite tunes from Journey, Rush, Def Leppard, The Dan Band, Metallica, Billy Squire, AC/DC, Guns n' Roses, J. Geils Band, Poison, Billy Idol, Buckcherry, The Lonely Island, Survivor, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foghat, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Kid Rock and Run DMC among others. Check it out!

Lunar Rendezbrew XVI

Saliva w/ Melovine Tuesday, August 11 SCOUT BAR

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

Saturday August 8, 4 to 11pm at Clear Lake Park Clear Lake is host this month to Houston's Biggest Homebrew Party! Whether you like great beer, live music, great beer, good food, great beer or just having a good time, Lunar Rendezbrew 16 is the place to be. Did we mention great beer? This annual event is hosted by the area’s local home brew club and the defending Texas Cup Champions, the Bay Area Mashtronauts. The family friendly event will be held at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park and starts at 6pm on Saturday, August 8. Entertainment will include the Dirt Road Band and catering will be provided by Pomodoro’s Pasta and Pizzeria. In addition to the beer, food and live music, popular attractions include the Home Made Soda Contest, the World Famous Lunar Renezbrew Paper Airplane Competition and carnival games. Tickets are $20 for adults presale and $30 at the door. Children under 6 are free and minors ages 6 to 20 are $8 presale and $10 at the door. Visit www.mashtronauts.com for more details.

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John Evans Band Friday, August 21 HUGH & JEFF’S CAR WASH

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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 @ EJʼs No Cover!

$3 Long Islands & Margaritas

Thursday – Ladies Night

$2 Domestic / $2.50 Import Drafts Aug. 7 ............AMERICAN BOOGIE Aug. 14 ......................THE RELICS Aug. 21 ..........................MADIGAN Aug. 28 ........................BONEYARD

Fridays – Live Music Night

plus Live Music & UFC (as scheduled) Aug. 1 ........SETH CANDAN BAND Aug. 8................................UFC 101 Aug. 29 ......................TARANTULA Aug. 29..............................UFC 102

Saturdays - DJ Nickyz

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

Sunday – Bike Day


NEW

LIVE MUS I C 7 DAYS A WE

MENU!

EK! NEVER A COVER!

Happy Hour: 11am–6pm The Best Tail in Town! Hours: 11am - 2am 7 days a week

Sunday Fundays

25¢ Wings • $5 Dom Pitchers til 7

Monday Madness

$12.95 Surf & Turf $3.50 U-Call-Its (excludes Premiums)

$5.99 LS IA C E P S H C LUN EVERY DAY 11-2PM

$2 Tuesdays

$2 Dom Bottles • $2 Wells $2 House Wines • $2 Fish Tacos

Wednesday Humpday! & Industry Night

$2 Frozen Ritas • $2 Dos XX Pints $5 Dos XX Pitchers

$14.95 All-U-Can-Eat Boiled Shrimp, 6-9

Texas Thursdays

We Have All The Games!

$2 Shiner Pints • $3 Tito Drinks $3 Railean Rum

My Day Fridays

$3 Jagers & $3 Tucas

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

Huge Palapa Patio & Deck

AUGUST LIVE MUSIC Wed. 8/5......................Fuzzbox Junkies Thu. 8/6..............................Slide Effect Fri. 8/7 ..........................................TBA Sat. 8/8....................Something Unique Sun. 8/9 ..................Troy Allen (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guests (6-10pm) Mon. 8/10....Mama Cass Krazy-Karaoke Tue. 8/11........Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 8/12................................Big Slick Thu. 8/13....................Sonny Boy Terry Fri. 8/14 ........................Fuzzy Side Up Sat. 8/15 ..................Mambo Jazz Kings Sun. 8/16..........................TBA (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guests (6-10pm) Mon. 8/17....Mama Cass Krazy-Karaoke Tue. 8/18........Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 8/19............................Slide Effect Thu. 8/20......................Zach Tate Band Fri. 8/21 ..................Rich Latimer Band Sat. 8/22 ........................................TBA Sun. 8/23..........................TBA (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guests (6-10pm) Mon. 8/24....Mama Cass Krazy-Karaoke Tue. 8/25........Open Mic: GBAMA Jama Wed. 8/26 ..............................2nd Wind Thu. 8/27 ........................Billy Bourbon Fri. 8/28 ..................................Madigan Sat. 8/29 ..Southern Fried Classic Rock Sun. 8/30..........................TBA (2-6pm) Tom Rodgers & Guests (6-10pm) Mon. 8/31 ....Mama Cass Krazy-Karaoke

WWW.H EADSNTAIL SB ARANDGRIL L. C OM • www.myspace.com/419384902

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


Friday, August 21st

JOHN EVANS BAND

AUGUST BAR SPECIALS Monday: MARTINI MADNESS 20 top shelf Martinis, $5 each (7pm to close.) Tuesday: L ADI ES NI G HT Drink specials (5 to 11pm) Wednesday: OCD NIGHT “Our Cheap Drink night” $12 buckets, $1.50 wells & $2 select domestics

Sunday: KARAOKE NIGHT (8-midnight)

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: August 7: ........................ TBD August 14: ..........Pirate Radio August 21: ..........John Evans August 28: ..Ziggy Moonshine

Thursday: TOUR OF TEXAS Specials on Texas made & themed drinks all day Friday: ALWAYS CHANGING & REARRANGING: Different specials/different occasions. Come by and check it out!! SATURDAY THROWDOWN: August 8:..................UFC 101 August 15: ..The Last Heroes August 22: ..Hobsonʼs Choice August 29:................UFC 102

1232 W. FM 646 in League City • 281-614-1812

Full Service Hand Car Wash & Full Service Bar www.hughandjeffs.com | www.myspace.com/hughandjeffs

Grill

Opening Soon Stay Tuned!

-------------Beautiful HDTVs & Plasma Screens (All sports programming

including NFL, MLB & UFC)

-------------Full Service Hand Car Wash (no tunnels, just pros using lambs wool mitts)

-------------Comfortable WI/FI Enabled Lounge -------------Full Service Bar

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

-------------HAPPY HOUR M-F 2-7pm & All Day Sun. -------------$3 BLOODY MARYʼS & MIMOSAS all weekend long!


WAY BACK WEDNESDAY EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTING AUGUST 5TH

’80s NIGHT FREE cover with ’80s Attire (Duds, Threads, etc) G DJ KAOS TAKIN YOU BACK

$1 Wells • $1 Domestic Drafts • $2 Baja Bombs • $2 Longnecks

Hosted by Thomas, T annia & Christin a

Pirate Radio LIVE every Thurs with BIG ASS BEER

Strippers Lie Mon 17th for Jager Daze Fri - Happy Hour 5 - 9 with Ladies Night all Night

LIVE Music EVERY SAT. with $1 draft and $2 Baja Bombs all night

UFC 101 • August 8th

BAJA PARTY BAR | 1055 Bay Area Blvd. | 281-461-1400


7 Days of Doc’s I. SUNDAY: ......Cliff’s Karaoke Brigade •

$1 DRINKS!

$5 Ribeye Dinner • $2 Pints III. TUESDAY:.................................... Strippers Lie • $4 Select Pitcher II. MONDAZE:......................................

IV. WEDNESDAY: .............................. V. THURSDAY:..........

VI. FRIDAY: ..

50¢ DRINKS!

$4.50 Dom & Import Pitchers • $2.50 Well Drinks

$2 Ribeyes • $3.50 CROWN DRINKS

Hobson’s Choice Is there any other?

$2.75 DOM. BOTTLES & WELL DRINKS

UPCOMING EVENTS

DOCTOBERFEST III OCTOBER 10 W/ HOBSON’S CHOICE

Coming Soo n!

VII. SATURDAY: ............................

Strippers Lie Every Tuesday

DOC’S FIGHT CARD 8/08/09 ......UFC 101 $2 Ribeye Dinners PENN VS FLORIAN On Fridays

8/29/09 ......UFC 102 COUTURE VS NOGUIERA

9/19/09 ......UFC 103 SWICK VS KAMPMANN PIZZA & PITCHER SPECIALS WITH RESERVATION

SUNDAY: Cliff’s Karaoke Brigade

DRINK RESPONSIBLY! USE A DESIGNATED DRIVER! 18301A EGRET BAY BLVD. • 281-333-DOCS


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