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Hinder returns to Scout Bar with special guests The Veer Union & Faktion (Wed., Nov. 25) When a hot rock group that has played the Super Bowl, enjoys extensive air play and can sell out stadiums and arenas returns to a small intimate club they once played before hitting it big, you have something special. In the business they call it an “under play.” Last time the notorious Oklahoma five-some Hinder was in this part of Texas, they played the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This month they return for a smaller payday, but an engagement no less special with a special pre-Thanksgiving Day show at Clear Lake’s Scout Bar. Hinder first played Scout Bar when they opened for the then more-prolific Canadian rock group Default. Years later Hinder returns to Scout Bar as the featured act. Signed by Universal Records -- who outbid Atlantic, and Roadrunner -- in 2005, Hinder entered the rock scene on fire with their debut single "Get Stoned" from their first album EXTREME BEHAVIOR. More air play followed for singles "Lips of an Angel" and "How Long." A new album, TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, was released late last year and the band recently toured with Nickelback, Papa Roach and Saving Abel on the Dark Horse Tour.
Pictures from Hinder’s 2006 performance at Scout Bar.
(John Ennis photos)
But this month they are coming to Clear Lake for a show you won’t need binoculars to enjoy.
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SOMEWHERE ON THE OTHERSIDE OF NOWHERE Tuesday, November 10 • Scout Bar w/ Chrome 44, The Hectic & Faulter 42 Boston-based futuristic metallists Powerman 5000 will return to Clear Lake this month to support their latest step towards a global takeover.
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Their new album SOMEWHERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE dropped from the solar system in October and features a gnarly slice of PM5K with songs “Super Villain,” “V is for Vampire,” “Horror Show,” and “Get your Bones.” "We made this record with a clear vision and a purpose,” explains frontman, Spider, who is no longer simply known as the younger brother of musician/horror film director Rob Zombie. “We wanted to reclaim a sound we created and represent certain influences as only a band like Powerman 5000 can. While writing, we would watch ‘Godzilla’ or ‘Ultraman’ films to ensure the sonics were on point. We knew that this record needed to sound like the footsteps of a giant robot!” Come out to Scout Bar to check out the spectacle that is PM5K. But watch out for the footsteps!
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Oyster Season is here! By Carmen Bates
Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar has been serving the Clear Lake area since 1994, and after a recent remodel, they could not have picked a better time to re-open their doors. November 1 marks the beginning of oyster season, and Tommy’s wants to invite customers to see all the expansive changes they have made to both the restaurant and the menu. Upon walking through the double doors of 2555 Bay Area Blvd., patrons are greeted by a huge new horseshoe bar. “It is made of soapstone, which has a warm feeling to it,” noted owner Tommy Tollett. There are plenty of bar stools to pull up and enjoy a glass of wine, or watch your oysters being grilled. The walls boast of dark blue hues with bright orange accents. Two flat screen TVs are now in the main dining room, which are always showing sports or news. There are also plenty of tables or booths, so bring your date or bring the whole family. (Monday kids 10 and younger eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.) Every Tuesday and Friday, join Tommy’s for Oyster Fest from 4 p.m. to close. Oysters on the half shell can be enjoyed for just $2 a half-dozen, or $3 a
dozen. There are both food and drink specials during happy hour, which is perfect for after-work gatherings. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to close, and offers oysters for 25 cents, domestic beer for $2.75, and house wines are just $4. Make sure and order their Blueberry Martini, which is a mix of blueberry vodka, fresh lemon, and simple syrup. Their new menu now offers friendlier, more affordable prices and more options as well. “Our food is all fresh, from choice cuts of Certified Angus, to our sea bass, salmon, and beautiful colossal shrimp, which is the largest the Gulf offers,” mentioned Tommy. Their lunch menu is now available all day and offers lighter fare and a competitive price point. Their entire menu now runs from $8 to $30, which he hopes customers will find welcoming. Must-try items include Tommy’s Grilled Oysters, which are opened fresh, prepared with butter, garlic, shallots and white wine, then placed on the grill for smokiness and topped with Parmesan cheese. Also try the pecan crusted redfish or filet mignon. For dessert, the creme brulee or bread pudding will make your cheeks smile. If there was a favorite
dish that no longer appears on the menu, don’t worry. “We are still able to create your favorites from the previous menu – just ask!” said Tommy. Tommy’s is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. They are closed on Sundays, except for special events and holidays. The entire restaurant is available for catering, or they have two banquet rooms, which hold up to 40 people for lunch or dinner, with selected menus available. They also offer offsite catering for up to 500 people. Call in orders to-go by checking out their downloadable menu online at www.tommys.com. Their phone number is 281-4802221. Swing in to Tommy’s this month to indulge in favorites new and old, and don’t forget to tell them, The SCENE sent you.
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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!
Where: 2555 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F, 4 to 6:30pm What: House Martini $5, Dom Beer $2.75, Shiner Bock $3.25; House Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, White Zinfandel $4; Well Cocktails $4
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------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon: $3 wells all night (+ Karaoke), Tues: $2 and $3 pints; Wed: $2 and $3 bottles; Thurs: Big Ass Beer $2 Domestic & $3 Import; Fri. & Sat. $3 shot specials. Sunday $2 Bloody Mary's, Mimosas and $2 pints. NCAA & NFL Pitcher Specials all day Sat. & Mon.
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Where: 3136-C NASA Rd 1 When: Daily 11am - 7pm What: $2.75 Domestic bottles, $2 Drafts, $3 Wells
------------------Where: 16744 El Camino Real When: 12 to 6 pm Mon.-Fri. What: Various Specials. All-day Saturday: $.99 Domestic and $1.99 Import Beers
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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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Kittie at Scout Bar
Hamilton Loomis at the South Shore Dockside Festival
Loose Notes by Andy Eng
Halestorm at Scout Bar
The SCENE area festivals were abundant last month and we spotted many of our readers enjoying the fun. Tops to Southshore Harbor's Wine Festival racking up a complete day of splendid weather, super SCENEry galore, spicy zydeco from the Fred Rusk band, sizzling heat from Luther and the Healers (you can sometimes catch these guys at Katies), and the ever innovative rocking soulful funky blues Meister, Hamilton Loomis along with his legion of great fans--us included! The Clifton's Fall Music Festival got rolling with Wood & Wind, Andrew Bateman, Southbound, and Spiny Norman turning it up before Mother Nature had her say--Same with the Kemah Art and Auto Festival and Sideshow Tramps. Down the road in hardy El Jardin, we caught Shortt favorite, Janet Z and the Boys at Seabrook's BayFest in what was the most neighborhood friendly event of the month. Highest flying was the SCENE at the the triumphant return of the Ballunar Festival with area favorite Max Q headlining. Over the Top -- The Scout Bar hit two out-of-the-park homers bringing Kittie and Halestorm onto the SCENE. - Continued on Page 49
Janet Z and the Boys at the El Jardin BayFest
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Southbound at Clifton's Music Festival Luther and the Healers
Stocking Stuffers: BEGINNINGS and HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS VOLUME I. Admit it folks... The first time you heard Andrew play on the SCENE (Don Julio's, Clifton's, TBones, and Amadeus), you stopped what your were doing, held still, took in his "Nuevo Flamenco Fusion" style, and thought "Wow..." Well folks, both of these studio albums captures that same liveshow spine-tingling wowmaking these both rare must haves for your collection. How rare? Vallejo's "Thicker Than Water" is the only other album we've heard this year that also has this quality. Unlike his live shows, he blends additional instruments to the mix all played by Andrew himself plus Amanda Allen on piano. "Carol of the Bells" technically aces the acid test and his originals touch a vast range of cultures with a purity bringing you there. Pick up a couple of each next time you see Andrew (Andrewbateman.com) playing out on the SCENE.
Continued From Page 51 These two national acts poured out torrents of gritty licks, gutsy rhythms, thundering beats, and touching lyrics connecting squarely with a their large local fan base. We left these two shows well charged. A quick reminder: Photos taken by Jim Shortt during his tenure at The SCENE Magazine are available at: http://jimshorttmemorial.shutterfly.com with proceeds to help retire medical bills.
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Madagan celebrates lead singer Melissa's birthday at Hugh & Jeff’s
Charlie Parker Band at Club Classic
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901 NASA Rd. 1 • Webster • 281-286-8956
Biker beer always $.50 off domestic!
MONDAY: Football with $2 Domestics, Wells & Wines
Mother’s Daily Specials
Happy Hour: M-F 11-6 • $2 Wells & Doms
Motorcycle all night. Free Food from 7pm until it is gone! Swap Meet @ Xtreme Texas TUESDAY: Karaoke Contest ($100 Cash) & $2 Kamikazes Choppers WEDNESDAY: $1 Domestic Beer (7 to 8pm); Open Mic 281-339-0108
Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Turkey Fry
Night with Ziggy Moonshine; $3 Washington Apples
THURSDAY: Karaoke Contest ($100 Cash); $3 Jack Daniels FRIDAY: Live Band & $3 Jager
SATURDAY: Live Music & $3 Gold Schlager
Christmas Party / Sexy Santa
3505 HWY. 146 BACLIFF, TX • 281-559-2040 (HWY 146 & REPPERT ST, 2 MILES SOUTH OF KEMAH)
Fri 11/6 ......Ziggy Moonshine Sat 11/7..............Opus Chaos Sun 11/8........Group Therapy Fri 11/13 ..........................007 Sat 11/14 ..............N-10-City Sun 11/15.................. The Kind Fri 11/20..........................GBA Sat 11/21 ........Fuzzy Side Up Sun 11/22 ............The Posse Fri 11/27 ..Ziggy Moonshine Sat 11/28 ................The Kind Sun 11/29 ......Second Wind Fri 12/4 ..........................GBA Sat 12/5 ......Christmas Party with Ziggy Moonshine & Mother’s Sexy Santa Contest Sat 12/6 ....Daddy Longnecks Comedy Night: Dec. 2nd
“Just Another Hangover Tour” Scot Shields & Friends Tickets are available at Motherʼs for $10
SUNDAY NIGHTS: $10 BUCKETS OPEN DAILY AT NOON!
1010B E. NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. HAPPY HOUR $1.75 DOMESTICS MON - FRI 12-8PM
NOV. 14 @ 8PM: Dirty post-wedding party for Zed & Kristin
• Try Our TACKLE BOX, King Crab Combo, Seaside Crab Trap • Blue Crabs $2 DOMESTICS LSU Headquarters during LSU games • Deadliest Catch Happy Hour Specials King Crabs All Day Monday-Friday, 2-7 • Cajun Ceviche
No gifts please. Cash accepted!!!
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FRI 11/6 ......................BONEYARD SAT 11/7 ..........................SHARKS 11/13FRI........................MAGAZINE SAT 11/14 ..........BACK SEAT DRIVER FRI 11/20 ..........BODACIOUS TATAS SAT 11/21......................NITE WAVE FRI 11/2 ..DAVE NEVELING & BLUES CATS SAT 11/28 ............ABRAHAM'S TREE FRI 12/4 ..........BACK SEAT DRIVER SAT 12/5 ..........................SHARKS
Celebrate Thanksgiving Early! Deep fried turkey! FREE WELL DRINK if you bring a side dish. MON. Night Football! $3 Jagers, $10 Dom, $15 Import Buckets, $3 well drinks. TUES: $1.50 Wells after 7pm WED & SUN: Karaoke with Guido & Don THURS: Open Mic with Kevin
$2 Tuesday w/Dom & Imp. $3 Wells / $3 Margaritas
(Musicians get Happy Hour Pricing)
FRI: 4-8: NASA Happy Hour SAT: 12-8pm Rick’s Hamburgers SUN: 12-8pm Amanda makes $3 Bloody Marys for NASA peeps & 2 Hotdogs For $3
20760 Gulf Frwy. (Webster, Garden Ridge parking lot near Hooters • 281-332-7474)
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Featuring a dynamic wine selection and dining experience
SUN. NOVEMBER 22: TERRENCE GLENN BENEFIT
Music by Peewee Bowen, Tommy Dardar, Grateful Geezers, Benny Brasket, Tommie Lee Bradley, Groove Kings, Revelators. Silent auction, 50/50, food.
FRI, NOV 26 - KATIE'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Music by Donnie Simmons & The House Rockers.
Jam Session w/ The Amigos 8pm-12am, musicians welcome, Vodka Well Drinks $2 (12-7pm) Mon: Acoustic Jam w/L. Raggio & Cisco • $2 Ritas • Football Specials 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:
Bottles To-Go, Special-Order Bottles and Gift Cards Available
FRI 11/6..............................................SHINE-OLA HAPPY SAT 11/7 ....................LUTHER & THE HEALERS WED 11/11..................................BRAD ABSHER HOUR FRI 11/13 ..........................JAMES REESE BAND Mon-Fri 11-7 SAT 11/14............................................FUNKSION $2.50 Wells WED 11/18........................THE GROOVE KINGS $1.75 Dom. FRI 11/20..........................................TONY VEGA Longnecks SAT 11/21..........................................MARK MAY WED 11/25 ..................................SLIDE EFFECT $1.25 Dom. Draft FRI 11/27 ....DONNIE SIMMONS & HOUSE ROCKERS SAT 11/28......SCOTT MCGILL & OLD DOG MAC Tues. $2 Rita WED 12/2 ....................................SLIDE EFFECT Sun. $2 Well Vodka FRI 12/4 ................SNIT’S DOG & PONY SHOW SAT 12/5 ......................................BRAD ABSHER Drinks (12 to 7pm)
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MS. WHARF RAT CONTEST Linda’s Maribelle’s
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Texas Beer Enthusiast
ry e w re B ld o rn A t in a S l a in g t at ori n e v e l a n fi te ra b le ce rs e v o fore relocating L be st fe er Beer ob kt O s st ho er ew Texas’ oldest Craft Br
Members of The SCENE’s Brew Crew joined other fans of the state’s oldest craft brewery last month for Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest. Celebrating in the shadow of hundreds of thousands of gallons of beer is always special. But making this year’s sold-out event an even hotter ticket was the fact it was the last party before Saint Arnold relocated into their new, but historical, facility on the edge of downtown Houston. Just as this issue went to press, Saint Arnold founder Brock Wagner (pictured in the center position with pigtails during Oktoberfest in the photo at top left) hosted a special grand-opening celebration at the new brewery. The brewery is located in a former HISD Food Service building built in 1914. Roughly $6 million in renovations later, including a Trans-Atlantic voyage of a brewhouse to Texas from a Bavarian monastery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company should be able to increase their production by 400 percent. - John Ennis
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Texas Beer Enthusiast
INDEPENDENCE BREWING COMPANY 3913 Todd Lane #60 Austin, TX 78744
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 10 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
Support Texas Craft Brew!
REAL ALE BREWING COMPANY 231 San Saba Ct Blanco, TX 78606
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 Uncle Billy's Brew and Que ..Austin, TX
Texas Brew Pubs:
Texas Breweries well represented at Great American Beer Festival: Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Company took home a Gold Medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival for their “Saint Arnold Summer Pils” in the Munich Style Helles category. Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que, a brewpub in Austin, took home a Gold Medal for their “Hell In Keller” (Kellerbier/Zwickelbier) while the popular Fort Worth brewpub, The Covey Restaurant & Brewery, took home sliver medals for their “Weizenbock” (German-style Wheat Ale) and “100” (Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale). Thanks to David Le Smith of Omni International for sharing some pictures from this year’s GABF.
Craft Brewers love The SCENE: Fritz Rahr of Rahr & Sons Brewery in Fort Worth makes time to read The SCENE .
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If you can boil water - you can brew beer!
Home Brewing • Winemaking • Homemade Sodas
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Free Brewing Demonstrations - Sat @ 2pm Tues - Fri: ..10am to 6pm Shop Online at our new Website
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Holiday Catering Guide Continued from Page 15
FantaSea Yacht Charters 2551 South Shore Blvd, Ste. C, League City • 281-538-9600 Clear Lake’s newest and largest luxury yacht, the FantaSea can accommodate up to 149 guests. Full on-site catering is provided by the new Opus Bistro in Clear Lake Shores. On-site catering? The FantaSea is a world-class banquet venue and party facility; perfect for all occasions. Limited dates still available for your holiday cruise, so book soon. Smaller parties are welcome on FantaSea all-inclusive dinner cruises – perfect for smaller companies, office gatherings and family entertaining. Don’t miss out on our fantastic New Year’s Eve Cruise package with South Shore Harbour Resort hotel. We are still taking reservations. Facilities: The FantaSea is the area’s premier luxury charter yacht. At 117 feet, the 149-passenger vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities including satellite TV, two 42” flat screen plasma televisions; outdoor and covered dance floor and much more. Why your place? This unique venue with ever-changing scenery is the ultimate in affordable luxury for you and your guests. ---------------------------------Don Julio’s 2900 E. NASA Pkwy, Seabrook 281-326-2600 1804 FM-646, Dickinson 281-614-5100 On-site catering? Yes. Our Seabrook location has a private party room that seats up to 65. Both locations can handle up to 250 for special occasions. Off-site catering? Yes we do cater off-site for any size from a formal wedding by the lake to a picnic in the park. We have catered from a 400-person banquet or church function to a 10-person pool party – anything from fajitas to hot dogs and Brauts. Facilities: We cater to all types of events throughout the year. Our party coordinator will personalize any event for any budget. Our food has great flavor and is reasonably priced. We were recently voted best Mexican restaurant in the Bay Area! Why your place? Don Julio’s is family-
owned and operated and is all about fresh food, friendly environment and good times. Each catering event is a personalized experience where people still really do matter. Come let us help you put on your next party!
phere for your wedding or event, featuring regional cuisine and the largest deck on Clear Lake. Why your place? At Classic, we provide inviting service in an upscale atmosphere at an affordable price. Classic brings you a most unique setting for any occasion and our staff has more than 30 years experience in handling events.
Take Out Waiter 832-864-0442 • mytakeoutwaiter.com
On-site catering? Yes, depends on which restaurant. 50-250.
Classic Cafe 2511 NASA Parkway, Seabrook 281-326-1582
Off-site catering? Yes, we have Red River BBQ and Sudie’s Seafood House. Up to 1000. Facilities: Most of our restaurants are full-service. They have the atmosphere and the staff to accommodate.
On-site catering? Groups up to 25 people Off-site catering? Groups up to 150 people
Facilities: Private dining area for up to 25 people serving American comfort food. We also feature the best homemade pies on the lake just like mom used to make.
Al Capone’s Pizza Pub 17420 Fife • 281-482-8100 On-site catering? Up to 90 Off-site catering? Yes, as many as you’d like.
Why your place? Classic Cafe can bring the Cafe to your door. With 25 years serving the Bay Area, what else tells your guests you care about them than having Classic Cafe cater your next event.
Facilities: We have indoor and outdoor accommodations and our own separate catering division. Advantages include cheaper, customized menus tailored around your special event. Why your place? Our staff has the best balance of personality and professionalism around and our food and beverage quality and prices cannot, no, will not be beat by any of our competitors.
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On-site catering? 15 to 200 people
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Off-site catering? Up to 150 people
WED NIGHT (5-9PM)
Facilities: Club Classic is available for private and semi-private functions. We offer an upscale atmos-
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Sun-Thurs 7am-10pm Fri & Sat 7am-11pm
6th Annual Christmas Toy Drive & Kemah Pub Crawl Friday, Dec. 4 • 6:30 to 10 pm Starts @ T-Bone Tom’s.
Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Kemah Police Officerʼs Associationʼs Christmas Project. (Cash & checks are also accepted.) Door prizes & tons of fun! For more info: Akruch@aol.com
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Registration: 6:30 • Depart @ 7:30 pm
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2010 celebrates Pirates of the Far East
KREWE DU LAC THE OFFICIAL MARDI GRAS KREWE OF KEMAH
Krewe du Lac is registered with the state of Texas as a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to promote the cultural, educational and traditional customs of Mardi Gras. Krewe participants are dedicated to creating a “hometown” Mardi Gras celebration in Kemah which is appealing to families.
For more info, call 832-771-7661 is the Official Media Sponsor of the Krewe du Lac
B&S BREWERS GUILD, INC. 3560 NASA PARKWAY SEABROOK, TX 77586 832-225-1314
If you can boil water - you can brew beer!
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We’ll show you how!
Free Brewing Demonstrations - Sat @ 2pm Tues - Fri: ..10am to 6pm Shop Online at our new Website
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Galveston Event Alert
GALVESTON'S 36TH DICKENS ON THE STRAND VICTORIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL SET FOR DEC. 5 & 6 Full-Scale Festival Plans Resumed Just One Year after Hurricane Ike Tickets are now available online at www.galvestonhistory.org to Dickens on The Strand, Galveston Historical Foundation’s 36th annual Victorian-style street festival filled with costumes, music, food and wares straight from the streets of 19th-century London. The festival, set this year for December 5 and 6, is always held the first weekend in December in a 10-square- block area in historic downtown Galveston. Last year, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, which inundated Galveston’s 19th-century collection of cast-iron commercial buildings with 13 feet of toxic flood water, a scaled-back version of the festival took place as the first large outdoor event to be held in Galveston after the storm. This year, the festival will resume full-scale, in a freshly restored downtown full of new and old boutiques, restaurants and specialty shops. Two new special attractions will highlight this year’s festival: Victorian Bed Races and the Dickens Emporium featuring an exhibit from London’s Charles Dickens Museum which will include Charles Dickens’ own chair in which festival patrons will be able to sit for Victorian Christmas portraits. The highlight of the Dickens Emporium exhibit will be the famous painting “Dickens’ Dream,” which has never before been seen in the United States. The painting depicts the author sitting in his office chair dozing while images of the familiar characters from his novels float in the air around his head. Many other artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum will be on view at the exhibit. Numerous retail items depicting the “Dickens’ Dream” image will be available for sale. Thousands of visitors have become part of the Dickens festival over the years by showing up in Victorianera costumes. This year, participants in the new Victorian Bed Races are invited to show up in Victorian-era sleeping attire. Spectators who line the two-block race route can expect uproarious fun as costumed teams participating in the Dickens Victorian Bed Races push their deco-
rated beds toward the finish line. Halfway along, each team has to stop, perform a “Chinese Fire Drill,” then one team member switches places—and costumes— with the team member who started out riding in the bed. The rider in the bed must wear a nightcap and nightshirt or gown. Sponsored by Mattress Firm, the bed races offer prizes and 15 minutes of fame to victors in the First Annual Victorian Bed Races at Dickens on the Strand. Patrons to the festival will want to vote, for $1, on their favorite bed. Proceeds from the donations will be split between GHF and the first place winner’s charity choice. Interested in forming a team? Gather up your favorite office mates or neighborhood chums and go to the Dickens section of the GHF website (www.galvestonhistory.org) for downloadable rules and guidelines. Other festival highlights include parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers and roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors will peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items. Once again this year, children will be able to roll in the snow at Dickens on the Strand. “There is no better place in Texas to be than on the historic streets of Galveston during the first weekend in December,” said Dwayne Jones, executive director of Galveston Historical Foundation. “This year’s festival is very special to Galveston. Hurricane Ike forced us to scale back last year’s Dickens on the Strand. This year, we have even added to all the wonderful features that have made attending the festival a tradition for thousands of Texas families over the years.” Advanced tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for children 7 to 12. They are available online and must be purchased on or before Dec. 4. Tickets at the gate are $12 for adults and $6 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under enter free. Visitors who wear Victorian-era costumes will be admitted for half price at the gate. Go to www.galvestonhistory.org for full ticket information or to sign up online to volunteer at the festival.
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STAURANT ROW ; 78. Red Sushi e Flying Dutchman ...............Cadillac Bar ..... Joe’s Crab Shack hart House (Open) y’s Seafood House ood House (Open) teakhouse (Open)
Seawall Boulevard ....18307 Egret Bay 416 Bay Area Blvd. stoffice (Galveston) South Shore Harbour 0 Marina Bay Drive ASA Rd. 1, Ste. 152 ll Blvd. (Galveston) ..800 Mariner Drive ..3138 NASA Rd. 1 ..........609 Bradford .901 NASA Road 1 01 East Main Street ..........10928 Fuqua 307 El Dorado Blvd. 6 Fairmont Parkway 2555 Bay Area Blvd. ..2613 NASA Rd. 1 .........707 Hwy 146 .........17926 Hwy. 3 3 W. Bay Area Blvd. ....20237 Gulf Frwy .........504 Kipp Ave.
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EJ’S Sports Bar
Berryhill Baja Grill
74 58 32 21
Katie’s Bar & Grill
49 69 17
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Bacliff & San Leon
1 12th St.
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Doc’s Upper Deck
Tommy’s Oyster Bar
Hugh & Jeff’s
Heads -N- Tails
Where To EAT & DRINK Southbelt • Pasadena • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galves
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Pier 27 Tavern
52 Seawall Blvd.
Ferr y Rd .
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Michiru Sushi Asian Bar
52. San Luis Resort ..................5222 53. Scout............................................. 54. Sherlock’s ..................................24 55. Sky Bar..........................2107 Pos 56 South Shore Harbour Resort....2500 S 57. South Shore Grille ................2800 58. Star Cinema Grill............1020 NA 59. The Spot ..................3204 Seawal 60. Sundance Grill II .......................... 61. Tequila Boom’s ............................. 62. The Terrace Cafe .......................... 63. The Tree House ............................ 64. Three Oaks Fine Wines ............60 65. Time Out Sports Bar #1 .............. 66. Time Out Sports Bar #2 ............3 67. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ......4416 73. Tommy’s Restuarant Oyster Bar2 68. Turtle Club..................................... 69. T-bone Tom’s ................................ 70. Thai Seafood ................................. 72. Valentino’s Seafood..............1303 74. Vito’s Deckhouse ......................... 75. Zone 504 .......................................
76.- 85. KEMAH BOARDWALK RES 76. Aquarium; 77. The Pizza Oven; 79. ..............The 80. ...................... Galveston 81. ........................ Island 82. ........The Ch 83. ........Landry 84. Babin’s Seafo 85. Saltgrass St
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27. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ......1232 W. FM 646 28. Judges ..................................113 6th St. (San Leon) 29. Katie’s ................................................315 Grand Ave. 30. La Brisa - Bacliff..................................4001 Hwy 146 31. La Brisa - League City (Opening Soon) 32. Las Haciendas • NASA ................1020 NASA Rd. 1 33. Las Haciendas • I-45 ................12933 Gulf Freeway 34. Leila’s Mexican Restaurant....18119 Egret Bay Blvd. 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. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar..20911 Gulf Freeway, Suite A 71. Mother’s Speakeasy ....................................3505 Hwy 146 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. Pier 27 Tavern ..........3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 51. Press Box......................2401 Postoffice (Galveston)
1. 18th Street Pier Bar & Grill..101 18th Street (San Leon) 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) 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
18. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 19. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . .281-471-5020 20. HISTORIC LEAGUE CITY Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-338-7339 21. HELEN’S GARDEN Main St. (FM518) in Historic League City . . . . .281-338-7339
22. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS 1150 Big League Dreams Pkwy. . . .281-316-3400 23. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 24. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 25. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 26. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . . .281-334-0521
GALVESTON ATTRACTIONS: 27. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 28. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 29. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Galveston713- 629-3700 30. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 31. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 32. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 33. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 34. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 35. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 36. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114
37. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM 2002 Terminal Dr. . .409-740-7722 38. BUNGEE FUN 9030 Seawall Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-740-2000
HOUSTON ATTRACTIONS: 39. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 40. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 41. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 42. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 43. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 44. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 45. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500
Featured Attractions 1. Space Center Houston Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Winter Operating Hours: 10am-5pm (Weekdays); 10am-6pm (Weekends) Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-338-0333.
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A Special Guide To CLEAR LAKE & GALVESTON About the Clear Lake/Bay Area Located midway between the skyscrapers of Houston and the beaches of Galveston, the NASA, Clear Lake/Bay Area is a unique area featuring the home of manned space flight and the third largest boating market in the nation. Although big city excitement and island beaches are each just minutes away, the Clear Lake/Bay Area has been described as the “Jewel of Houston” and is full of attractions of its own. Boating activities and water recreation provide hours of fun and relaxation in the presence of the
water's natural beauty. Surrounded by water, the land is fertile and offers lush foliage including many evergreen trees and plants. In addition to the area’s natural beauty, technology and history are woven together at the Johnson Space Center, where our nation's astronauts are trained and each manned space flight is monitored. The facility offers an official visitors center, better known as Space Center Houston. This area is also home to a surprisingly high number of quality restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs – including many overlooking the water and accessible via boat. Clear Lake is also a live music lover’s paradise with more than 40 venues offering live performances on a regular basis. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is also geared toward families with a number of amusement parks, game facilities and family festivals.
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It's about being a child and living those adventures. It's dark and gritty and sad and brilliantly existential. But let's not kid ourselves, it's really about building the perfect fort -- a fort complete with a machine that will take your legs off so you can float. It's about having a dirt clod war where no one wants to be the bad guy. It's about acting out and getting bored of it and coming home and finding your supper waiting for you and it's still hot. At one point, Max asks two owls how he can make everyone okay. Though the question is never answered, by the end of the film he's touched the hearts of each and every monster; and frankly, the audience as well. Where the Wild Things Are is not necessarily a moral tale, nor is it colorful and bubbly; it is a story we can all relate to, whether we want to admit that or not. It's a wild rumpus that will make you turn from belly laughing to tears, all in a moment. It's gritty and real and if you look really closely, it's a story that will tell a great deal about you. See more film criticism at www.adamdonaghey.com and find out more about St. Nick at www.stnickfilm.com. ARTS COLUMN Continued From Page 25 For more information on Mr. Byron Starr and his appearances, call 281-334-3181. -----------------------------------Sugar Plum Fairy… Remember her? Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre is November 21 in League City. A delicious brunch in the fairy’s kingdom of sweets court will be served, along with photographs taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy in STYLE COLUMN Continued From Page 13 Diamond Face: Soften the angles by choosing oval or rounded frames and be sure to not select glasses that are wider than the top of the cheekbone. This would make the face appear even wider and the forehead and chin appear even smaller. Recommendation: Chloe “Yucca” Triangle Face: If you have a narrow jaw and wider forehead, try and soften the
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Audience Award (Online): "Symbiotic Relationships" by DayLong Productions
Best Direction: "Lost in Transition" by SIMPLY RED Best Leading Actor:"Lost inTransition" by SIMPLY RED Best Leading Actress: "Steam" by the Underdogs The winning team “Simply Red”
Best Child Actor: "Addicted" by Rush Crew Best Acting Ensemble: [tie] "Addicted" by Rush Crew & "Steam" by the Underdogs
Eighteen teams competed for “Best Film” in August during the Houston Film Race. The winner will go on to compete nationally, along with twenty other films in different cities. The winner of the 2009 Film Race will be announced later this year. Following is the breakdown for Houston.
Best Editing - "Lost in Transition" by SIMPLY RED
Best Film of the Houston Film Race 2009 "Lost in Transition" by SIMPLY RED
Best Original Music Score - "Maybe They're Right" by Stem Leaf Media
1st Runner-Up: "Steam" by the Underdogs
Best Sound Design - "Bum Decision" by Dead Horses
2nd Runner-Up: "The Choice" by Radiant First Productions 3rd Runner-Up: "Maybe They're Right" by Stem Leaf Media 4th Runner-Up: "Symbiotic Relationships" by DayLong Productions Audience Award (Screening): "Lost in Transition" her sleigh. This is a fun opportunity for the children and a great tradition to start off the holidays. Limited seating is available so make reservations early. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and is at the South Shore Harbour Resort located at 2500 South Shore Blvd. For more information, email email@example.com or call 281-480-1617. -----------------------------------The Annual Martyn Farm Festival is on November 14 & 15 at the Armand Bayou Nature Center. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the lower portion by opting for shades that highlight the eyes, like cat-eyed styles or metal edges that have rimless bottoms. Recommendation: Gucci Classic Aviator or Chloe “Hickory” Along with face shape you should also pay attention to your skin coloring. Pale skinned folks should opt for frames that are slightly tinted with rose or amber. Dark complexions look great with clear, silver or gold emphasis. (Recommendation: Louis
Best Writing: "Lost in Transition" by SIMPLY RED Best Cinematography: [tie] "Maybe They're Right" by Stem Leaf Media & "The Choice" by Radiant First Productions
Best Costume Design -"Lost in Transition" by SIMPLY RED Best Make-Up - "Lost in Transition" by SIMPLY RED For more information on the Houston Film Race and to view the winning films, visit www.filmracing.com. festivities take place that will take you back to pioneer days. Demonstrations, farm animals, antique machines, crafts, games, music, dance, storytelling, wagon rides plus food and drinks are the highlights of the weekend. All this for a $3 admission and it benefits the nature center. There will be a shuttle also from UHCL Lot D. Armand Bayou Nature Center is located on 8500 Bay Area Blvd. For more information on this event, call 281-474-2551 or log on to www.abnc.org. See you next month!
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BAY AREA ART HAPPENINGS ARE BOUNTIFUL IN NOVEMBER The 3rd Annual Bay Area Arts Festival and Stages will be on November 6 & 7, 2009 at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (TAACCL). This event debuted in October 2007, and in 2008, juried fine art, music, Greek and Indian dance performances, food and fun children’s art activities were enjoyed by over 1,300 patrons. Plans are underway for doubled attendance by adding ‘stages’ venues throughout the Bay Area. Stage locations include, the Arts Festival and Holiday Village at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, NASA Parkway at Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay with additional stages at Sundance Grill at Waterford Harbor in Kemah, and Mediterraneo Market and Cafe in Nassau Bay. For family fun with children’s activities check out this annual event. For more information log on to www.taaccl.org -----------------------------------Author Byron Starr has a new book, Finding Heroes: The Search for Columbia’s Astronauts. He will be on hand during the Antiques by the Bay event for a book signing and meet and greet, from November 6 to November 8 from 10am to 6pm at the Kemah Visitor Center, 604 Bradford. This book has another look at the space tragedy. In Finding Heroes, Mr. Starr re-
Arts Calendar: from Page 24 MUSEUMS
Armand Bayou Nature Center - Open Tuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8:00 a.m. -9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6:00 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org November 14 & 15: Martyn Farm Fall Festival, 10am – 4pm,Armand Bayou
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. League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum - Open Monday - Friday.
ies of the astronauts. In searching for the heroes in the pineywoods of East Texas, they discovered the heroes within themselves and in the community of volunteerism. We all remember that terrible day in February 2003, but he logs those activities with compassion that is now history.
counts his experiences in the weeks immediately following the explosion. Mr. Starr and his family run a third-generation funeral home in the area and were called upon, along with hundreds of other volunteers to help search for and catalogue debris from the shuttle and sadly the bod-
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Spotlight on a local artist with something extra Please DO touch this art—it’s to be properly experienced If you come to the Bay Area Houston Arts Festival, you’ll find a particular artist who’ll do more than just let you look at his art. This one brings his tools to show you how it’s crafted, and then even lets you sit on it. Local woodworker and designer Jeremy Grubbs says he’s bringing in his workbench and several of his friends to give festival-goers a hands-on woodworking demonstration. “When you’re working with wood, you’re working directly with nature,” he says. “Furniture made with wood is just as alive sitting in your living room as it is outside. I’m going to educate people about that.” He says he believes furniture has to draw you in and call you to
it, or you won’t experience it properly. “It has to have
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day - 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-6435799, texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm.
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, Daily 9a.m. – 6 p.m. La Porte, 281-479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org.
November 11: ‘Celebrate Veteran’s Day at the Museum:Various activities, free admission for military and families.
Texas City Museum - Open Tuesday - Sun-
feel and touch, and if the woodworker hasn’t made you want to do that, he hasn’t done his job,” he says.
November 21: Family Space Day, 10am – 1pm, Free event for families,, Lunar & Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd., 281-4862106, www.lpiusra.edu. -----------------------------Featured Event: November 11 - Veteran’s Day Event,Astronaut Walter Cunningham, gifts for veterans, static display, University of Houston Clear Lake, For more information contact UHCL Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 281-283-2024.
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CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR
November 6 & 7: 3rd Annual Bay Area Houston Arts Festival & Stages - No admission fee.The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, (TAACCL), 2000 NASA Parkway, 281335-7777, www.taaccl.org November 8 – Call for Entries for Open Door Series Winter 2009. Show runs December 3- January 7, 2010,TAACCL, www.taaccl.org November 5-8: Antiques by the Bay – Kemah Visitor Center parking lot, 604 Bradford and Kemah Community Center, 800 Harris, www.antiquesbythebaykemah.com, 877- 775-3624
November 6 & 7: El Lago’s 29th Annual Nutcracker Shoppe & Christmas Arts, 1730 Old Kirby, Seabrook, email@example.com
November 12 -14: Velvet Stocking 28th Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar,Webster Civic Center, www.velvetstocking.com November 13 & 14: Deck the Halls Art Market, Kemah Community Center, 800 Harris off Hwy 146, 281-332-2404
November 20 & 21: Island Furniture Grand Opening, Featured Artist Exhibit by Kelly Halbach, 4104 NASA Parkway, El Lago, 281-333-0349, www.kellyhalbachart.com November 21: NASA’s Annual Holiday Art & Craft Show, Gilruth Fitness Center on Space Center Blvd. 281-483-5354
November 1- 22: Dracula - BayArea Harbour Playhouse,3803 Hwy 3,Dickinson,281337-7468,www.bayareaharbourplayhouse.com November 1-15: The 7 Keys November 22 & 23: Auditions forThe Hollow.Both at the Clear Creek CountryTheatre, 18091 NASA Parkway,Nassau Bay,281-3335228,www.clearcountrytheatre.org
November 5 & 6: Author Byron Starr of
“Finding Heroes:The Search for Columbia’s Astronauts”, during the Antiques by the Bay event, KemahVisitor Center, 604 Bradford, 10am -6 pm, 281-334-3181
November 5: Bay Area Writers League, Meeting at Barnes & Nobles, Bay Area Blvd & Gulf Freeway, 7:30 no charge, www.bawl.org November 21: The Word Factory, Clear Lake poetry reading group of Houston International Poets Inc.Workshop10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, contact Caroline Ross at 281-
Chess Club on Monday. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net.
Helen Hall Library - 10:00 a.m.Toddlers on Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. Pre-K Story time on Thursday, 100W.Walker, League City, 281338-4860
La Porte Library - 10:15 a.m. -Tuesdays, Story Time with Mr. Mark, 10:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. with Mr. D. onThursday - 3:15 p.m.After School Arts onWednesday, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net.
November 21: Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy, ballet vignette and market, South Shore Harbour Resort, www.bahbt.org. 281480-1617 Reservations required.
November 28: NutcrackerVignette, Bay Houston Ballet & Theatre perform at the Kemah Boardwalk, Free, 281334-9880, www.kemahboardwalk.com
December 4-6 & 11-13: The Nutcracker, University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Theatre, (buy tickets early) 281-480-1617, www.bahbt.org
November 28: CLAW: Clear Lake Area Writers. Free admission 10 am - noon. For more information call TAACCL at 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org.
November 14: Imagination Station, Free Children’sWorkshop, 10 – 11 am,‘Space is the Place inWhichWe Move’, RSVP,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, or firstname.lastname@example.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 everyThursday, 1210 Anders, Seabrook, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net.
Freeman Memorial Library - 10:15 a.m. Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday &Wednesday 11:15 a.m.ToddlerTime on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday - 1:15 p.m. Pre-SchoolTime on Monday &Tuesday - 6:30 p.m.- Children’s
November 17: Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m.,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org
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November 6: Clear Lake Symphony – ‘Brass Salutations’, 7:30 p.m. December 4 & 5: ‘Christmas Pops’ Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, www.clearlakesymphony.org November 13-15 & 20-22: Alice in Wonderland, Bay AreaTheatre &Voice Academy, 400 Hobbs #202, League City, 281-5545240, www.batava.org November 16: ‘Karaoke 4 Kids!’ free singing talent concert, Chick-fil-A at Clear Lake Shores/Kemah, 281-535-1550
November 21: Bluegrass Night in League City presented by Bay Area Bluegrass Association, 7 pm - Free event at Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300Walker, League City, www.bayareabluegrass.com
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Let the Wild Rumpus Begin! There's a scene in the film St. Nick where the kids are building a fortress out of sheets and chairs inside of a room of the abandoned house they're squatting in. The art department, along with director David Lowery, spent several hours building such a fortress and the next day we shot a few scenes with the kids in it. Once all the scenes had been shot, we dismantled the fortress so we could film the kids “building” it. Forty-five minutes later, we were still on our first take, and the kids had built something so vastly different and superior, that we had to reshoot all the original scenes. In essence, that's the story in the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book of the same name, Where the Wild Things Are. A naughty young boy, Max, who pretends to be a wolf, fights with his mother over attention and flees to an imaginary world where he declares himself king and builds a fort with The Wild Things; until he grows tired of being away from his home and his mother, and travels back to the real world. It's a story, not about a boy and his world, but about being a boy in his world -- a world made up of monsters that children would make up. Monsters who throw temper tantrums, destroy everything around them and beat each other senseless. They're pitiful and pathetic; lonesome and needy -- they're kids. I remember how often I ran away as a child. I remember the rage and scorn I had for my parents -- those grown up ghouls! I'd hop over the chain link fence and sit on the edge of the alley for awhile when I was very young. As I grew older, my boundaries increased. All the while, however, I was lost in my imagination. I was sailing the sea like Max or observing the world high atop the trees. Sometimes, I'd simply sit down and immerse myself in my rage and my thoughts. And like Max, I'd eventually calm down, dust myself off, and head home to a loving family. In the first sequence of the film, Max wants to show an igloo he's made to his
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November Film Events First Thursday's at Dean's Credit Clothing (316 Main Street) – Every first Thursday of the month, the Houston Film Commission presents awardwinning, Texas made short films. Presentation is free and starts around 9pm, lasting about an hour. www.houstonfilmcommission.com/firstthursdays Houston Film Industry Meet-up – Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm, mix & mingle with local area actors, producers, editors and other film industry people at Sherlock's River Oaks (1952-A West Gray). www.filmind.meetup.com/254/ older sister; but she's going out with her friends and doesn't have time for him. As most children are, he's persistent and finds a way to grab her friends' attention: he pelts them with snowballs. In the moments that follow, Max is in complete ecstasy. But at the height of his joy, it all comes crashing down when he finds shelter from enemy snowballs in his igloo only to see it destroyed by one of his sister's friends. Suddenly Max is the butt of the joke. How often are parents bewildered by the actions of their children? Siblings or friends seem to be playing so well together at one moment and then all of sudden they snap! They roar their terrible roars, and gnash their terrible teeth, and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws! Even as an adult, I sometimes find myself in that childish state of madness when temporal negative emotions seem far more grave than they really are. Where the Wild Things Are is not a film centered around adult themes such as the psychological problems with divorce or sibling rivalry or how to deal with a rambunctious child. Sure, it has those undertones; but at its core, that's not what the film's about. It's not about a child and his adventures.
Texas Filmmakers Showcase – November 8th 5pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The showcase spotlights the best films from the Texas Filmmakers Showcase. www.mfah.org/film. 2009 Cinema Arts Festival – November 11 - 15 the Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) presents its first full-fledged Cinema Arts Festival Houston. The nonprofit organization will collaborate with Houston museums, art centers, theaters and cultural organizations to present a truly unique film festival that showcases new films by and about artists working in the visual, performing and literary arts. www.cinemartsociety.org SWAMP's Introduction to RED ONE – Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 10am to 4:30pm at Rice University Media Center.. One day technical workshop on the revolutionary RED ONE 4K Digital Camera System, will provide a thorough run-through of the RED ONE's capabilities, operations and menus, as well as an overview of the RED all-digital post-production workflow. www.swamp.org
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Michiru • Continued From Page 18 Michiru’s lunch menu is hard to resist. Stop by Monday through Saturday before 3 p.m. for specials including two rolls for $6, Asian Wok Grill for $7 or a Bento Box for just $8. The bar at Michiru is both welcoming and impressive. Patrons can pull up a bar stool and watch their sushi being created, or watch the big game with friends while enjoying adult beverages. They offer a full bar, with specialty drinks and martinis available as well. For example, try the Ocean Breeze, which is a concoction of Hypnotiq, Malibu Coconut Rum and pineapple juice. Two flat screens can be seen from every table in the restaurant, so diners can catch their favorite sports team playing. Patrons can enjoy premium sake, flavored cold sake, domestics, imports and Asian beer as well.
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“Roll” in to Michiru By Carmen Bates According to General Manager Sherry Huang, the Japanese word "Michiru" translates “to have your cup runneth over.” This analogy is extended into every aspect of the restaurant at 20911 Gulf Frwy utilizing this word as its name. From the food to the service, satisfaction is top priority. Since opening in August of this year, Michiru Sushi Asian Bar has been serving contemporary New York-Style Sushi and Asian cuisine to the Clear Lake area. Upon walking through the front door, patrons can tell it is not your typical Asianthemed restaurant. Everything including the up-beat music, dim track lighting, tall private booths and a waterfall window cascading in the dining room create a unique ambiance to this location. Both the architecture as well as the dishes are meant to be aesthetically pleasing. Michiru is very family friendly, so come dressed casually or bring a date and dress up a bit and still feel comfortable in this environment. With their location directly in front of the Cinemark movie theater, it is the perfect place to stop by when heading out to see a movie, whether you want to eat dinner or just grab a quick drink at the bar. Owner and top chef Andy Zhuo said,
"When I create menu items, I want our customers to enjoy the food in every aspect. By offering authentic personal creations, we want our patrons to experience the best in taste and visualization." He said he strives to have the highest standard of ingredients and pays attention to even the smallest of details – even the sauces in each recipe are made fresh. Zhuo was formerly a chef in New York City, and is proud that he can say that everyone who walks through his doors can find something they're looking for. "We are very dedicated to our customers and not just dealing with our menu – we treat every customer with respect," said Zhuo.
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Their tuna dumping is a "musttry" appetizer. They also have a new item called the Cuban 8 Roll (#8), which was named after an aerial maneuver used in the Redbull Flugtag (flying competition) when the winner came in to eat at Michiru. The pilot requested this roll which includes shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with crab meat, shrimp and crunch. It was a hit and is now a customer favorite. For anyone wanting to try a dish with a "kick,” order the Mango Shrimp, this stirfry recipe is made with fresh shrimp and a spicy mango sauce. - Continued on Page 20
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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series Chef Manny Viveros Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar 2555 Bay Area Blvd. • 281-480-2221 Your Specialty: Fresh Seafood. Signature Dish: Grilled Seabass with jumbo lump crabmeat. It is great to use fresh fish that has a delicate but refreshing flavor. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? I cooked for George and Barbara Bush just this past May. President Bush had my Pecan Crusted Redfish. Please share one special cooking tip or technique with our readers: Always taste your food all the way through the cooking process. Chef Andy Zhuo
Chef Ben Chen
Michiru Asian Sushi Bar
Chef Polo Calles
Chef Paul Lewis
Chef Jorge Galvan
Chef Sixto Lopez
Chef Jesus Lozoya
Chef Matt Khajehali
Al Capone’s Pizza Pub
Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille
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The Sundance Grill
Amadeus Italian Restaurant
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Chef Roland Kyburz
Chef Daniel Green
Chef Michael Zhou
Chef Robert Hicks
Babin’s Seafood House
South Shore Harbour Resort
Three Oaks Fine Wines
Masa Sushi Fusion
Clifton’s Seaside Diner
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Holiday Catering Guide
Off-site catering? Yes, for any amount
Continued from Page 14
Facilities: We have rooms that can accommodate 40 people up to 150 people.
Cork Wine Bar 19325 Gulf Frwy Ste 7 • 281-554-9463 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 100 people Off-site catering? Yes, for up to 50 people Facilities: We have seating for 60 inside and out. Outside caterers are welcome. Why your place? We have a unique venue with an inviting patio and fireplace, plus our great staff who are all trained wine-stewards. ----------------------------------
T-bone Tom’s 707 Hwy 146, Kemah 281-334-2133
Why your place? Choose Mely’s for the best service, consistency and quality. ----------------------------------
Heads N Tails Bar and Grill 1053 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094), Kemah • 281-456-4641 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 300. Facilities: We have a private room that can hold between 110 to 150 guests, as well as an outdoor palapa that can seat 200. Why your place? Choose us for our great food, our fun atmosphere, and our live entertainment seven nights a week. ----------------------------------
Off-site catering? Yes, we can do 500 plus for catering.
Why your place? T-bone Tom’s offers great food, great service and wonderful hospitality. ----------------------------------
Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar 2555 Bay Area Blvd. • 281-480-2221 On-site catering? Yes, up to 500 Off-site catering? Yes, up to 500 Facilities: We have two private rooms available, the Nasa Room can seat 45 and the Wine Room can seat up to 40. Why your place? We only use fresh seafood and high-quality choice steaks. We offer great service with an attentive wait staff. We also have a beautiful setting and reasonable prices. ----------------------------------
Mely’s Mexican Cuisine 2951 Marina Bay Blvd., Ste 500 281-334-7914 On-site catering? Yes, from 100 to 250
Gabacho’s Catering 4449 NASA Road 1 • 281-326-5697 On-site catering? Yes, we can host private parties where you can have the entire restaurant to yourself. We can handle up to 110 people. Off-site catering? Yes, we can handle any size off-site catering. Why your place? We serve the best Mexican food in Clear Lake. Interested parties can try free samples of our catering before hand, just call and ask.
On-site catering? Yes, we can cater luncheons of up to 120.
Facilities: We want to welcome luncheons under our new palapa with plastic drop-down walls to stay warm during cooler weather. Guests will be served buffet-style and have assorted choices for their menu.
We have great Mexican food, but we can also cater to meet any other need. For example, you can offer BBQ Brisket as the main course (whether onsite or offsite), just ask because we can customize to any menu. We also offer two different styles of service - we can set up your food to be presented buffet-style or we offer table service as well.
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Main 101 Grill & Bar 101 E. Main, La Porte • 281-470-8484 On-site catering? Yes, up to 100 Off-site catering? Yes Facilities: Private parties are always welcome, but since the restaurant is closed Sundays, we could host a completely private event then. Why your place? Main 101 is contemporary by design and always on the cutting edge offering a Midtown feel with a world-class flavor. We can custom-design your party or special event to fit your wants and needs. We use only the highest quality and freshest ingredients including hand cut meats and seafood and fresh chopped produce. ----------------------------------
Tequila Booms 3138 NASA Rd. 1 • Seabrook 281-326-3999 On-site catering? Up to 160 people Off-site catering? We can cater off site any size.
On-site catering? Yes, for up to 200 people. Facilities: We provide our guests with outdoor dining overlooking beautiful Galveston Bay. Why your place? We have award-winning gumbo. You also can’t beat our spectacular sunsets, unbelievable Galveston Bay views, and waterfront dining. There are also afternoon bands and fabulous frozen drinks to indulge in. ----------------------------------
Sherlock’s Pub 2416 Bay Area Blvd • 281-461-4702 On-site private parties? Yes, outside food can be catered in. Facilities: We do not have private rooms available; however, reservations can be made on the pub side or band side. Why your place? Sherlock’s is a great choice because of our fun atmosphere, live music and our dance floor. ---------------------------------- Continued on Page 39
The SCENE’s Holiday Catering & Party Guide Does planning your upcoming holiday event have you feeling a little more holiday “fear” than holiday “cheer?” The SCENE is here to help. We have compiled a list of the Bay Area’s top restaurants that can cater to or play host to your holiday parties. Between hanging the lights, picking out the perfect tree, and spending time with loved ones, you have enough to worry about. So we did the work for you! Who has a banquet room? How many can it hold? Can they come to you? We did the research, now you can sit back and relax and enjoy the holiday season! ----------------------------------
Bakkhus Taverna 605 6th Street, Kemah 281-538-1800 On-site catering? Yes up to 50 (more on a case-by-case basis) Can you CATER off-site? Yes up to 100 (more on a case-by-case basis) Facilities: We do not have a private facility. However, we can accommodate your group as privately as possible. The advantages of choosing Bakkhus are friendly, attentive staff and great homemade food. Why your place? At Bakkhus, we offer a variety of options to suite any budget. We offer fresh, homemade authentic Greek and American cuisine that is sure to wow your guests. Call 281-538-1800 and ask for Ashley Colin. ----------------------------------
D’vine Wine 709 Harris, Kemah • 281-334-8300 On-site catering? Yes. 25 inside, 100+ outside Facilities: We have two indoor areas where we can host parties as well as a huge outdoor patio. For even larger weddings or receptions we can accommodate up to 200 in the vineyard and gardens at our bed and breakfast, the Clipper House Inn. Why your place? The winery is a unique venue providing great food, fantastic wines, and great service to our customers.
---------------------------------Las Haciendas 1020 NASA Rd. 1 • 281-557-3500 12933 Gulf Frwy • 281-484-6888 On-site catering? Yes, up to 120 people. Off-site catering? Yes, any size over 25 people.
La Brisa Mexican Grill 501 Wesley Dr., League City, Texas 281-554-4000 On-site catering? We can accommodate 400. Off-site catering? We can serve up to 2000 people. Our conference room will seat 60+ and our banquet room will seat 150+, both have state of the art audio and visual equipment. Some of our customers drive from North Houston, Pearland and Baytown to enjoy our Stuffed Chicken, Stuffed Avocado or Crusted Tuna. We love our customers, our customers love La Brisa. ----------------------------------
Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant 515 E. NASA Parkway, Webster 281-332-5362 On-site catering? Yes, we can cater on site. We use the patio and banquet rooms that approximately seat 60 people for any occasion. Off-site catering? Yes, we cater off-site and can handle any capacity. Facilities: Our banquet facilities have a fajita buffet menu option but are flexible in accommodating other options. We also welcome entertainment and cakes outside of our establishment. Why us? Our business stands out because it is one of the most recognized brands that has been serving the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. Our dishes come in many varieties that are sure to satisfy any palate. We use the freshest quality meats and produce that give Mamacita’s the recognition it deserves.
Facilities: Las Haciendas offers a private room from the restaurant as a bonus. Easy dress up and set up as you please. We have a room for your own private DJ as well. Why your place? For the best margaritas and fajitas, choose Las Haciendas. We have quality service and provide great Mexican food for any special event. ----------------------------------
Masa Sushi Japanese Fusion 1804 W FM 646, Ste R (HEB Shopping Center) • 281-337-1288 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 100 people. Off-site catering? Yes, from 10 to 1000. Facilities: We have a private party facility at our 646 location that can accommodate up to 25 people. Why your place? We have fresh fish flown in from California everyday. We also have special fish flown in from Hawaii every Tuesday and Thursday. We provide our customers with fresh sushi, and great service from our friendly staff. There is an excellent atmosphere at Masa, with traditional and fusion style food available. ----------------------------------
Central Park, U.S.A. 609 Bradford, Ste 103 281-538-7275 On-site catering? Yes, for up to 30 people Off-site catering? Coming soon! Why your place? Central Park, U.S.A. is a kid-friendly alcohol-free establishment that serves delicious, gourmet hot dogs. Also serving mini-dogs and veggie dogs. ---------------------------------- Continued on Next Page
Nothing tops off a carefully constructed ensemble like a great pair of sunglasses. Often, it’s the only accessory needed to polish your look and send you on your way. While every person wants or need a pair of shades, not every style is suited for every face. Put a little thought and research into your hunting and you can find a fabulous style that suits you and will look great for a long time.
By Heaven Padgett
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The rules of thumb are pretty simple, and like your hairstyle and wardrobe choices, your selection should be based on shape and balance. To find your face shape, take a picture of yourself and draw a dot at the most prominent corners of your face. Then connect the dots with lines and that is your face shape. Using this info, follow my guide for finding the most complimentary fit:
Round Face: Choose frames that make your face look longer and thinner. This means choosing a pair that is slightly wider than the broadest part of your face. Also, frames in rectangular and square shapes add dimension and balance. Recommendation: Tom Ford “Julia” Square Face: To soften angles of the face, choose rounder or oval shades or shades with rounded corners. Even cat-eyed varieties look great on this shape. Recommendation: Coach “Joelle”
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Oval Face: Oval already has a great balance, so most kinds will suit you. Just remember, if you have a big oval face, get big glasses and if you have a small face get small one. Experiment with different colors and textures for interest. Recommendation: Chanel Black and White Shield Sunglasses or Chanel Oversized Square
- Continued on Page 39 The SCENE Style Columnist HEAVEN PADGETT is owner of The Hairem Salon, founder of Heavenly Cosmetics and a member of the Aquage Elite Design team. Heaven has been a stylist and make up artist for more than 17 years and was trained at the world renowned Jacques Dessange school in both Paris and NewYork. She has received nationwide acclaim working as a platform artist for such companies as KMS, Artec, Matrix and Alterna. From being born to work in the industry to working with celebrities across the country, Heaven has the experience and industry savvy to be our SCENE fashionista! Email questions to Heaven@thehairemsalon.com.
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SEABROOK: 281-326-2600 2900 E. NASA PKWY (Across from Wachovia Bank)
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DICKINSON: 281-614-5100 1804 FM-646, SUITE F (Bay Colony HEB Center)
SUNDAY 11AM-9PM MONDAY - THURSDAY 11AM-9:30PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11AM-10PM
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RESTAURANTS: Amadeus, Avo’s, Bakkhus Taverna, Central Park USA,
Cuisine of India, Firehouse Wings, Kemah Cafe, Masa Sushi, Pelican Grill, Pepper’s, Pizza King, Pomodoro’s, Red River, Schlotzsky, Sudie’s, Tequila Booms, The Burger House, The Italian Cafe & more.
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Published on Nov 6, 2009
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