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JAPANESE RESTAURANT

@ FUSION on THURSDAYS *

FREE PROMO FOR THE LADIES

* Promotion begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday only. Ask about details & stipulations. NASA location only.

Join us for the BIG GAME! SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Valentine’s Day...

Big Screens + Food & Drink Specials

MASA SEAFOOD KONRO

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

*Only at FM 646 Location

Available only at NASA Rd. 1 Location

New

HAPPY DAY Every Sun, Mon, Tues All Day!

11am to 3:30pm

$2 Shots, Wells, Sake & All Beer*

Lunch Specials Every Day! FUSION

SAKE BAR

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

EL JARDIN: 7849 HARRISBURG • 713-921-3633

977 NASA ROAD 1

1804 W. FM 646

(EL CAMINO REAL, NEAR OFFICE DEPOT)

(SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON)

281-486-9888

281-337-1288

www.MamacitasMexicanRestaurant.com


155 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX 77598 FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL:

(FORMERLY RYAN’S BUFFET)

832-932-5795

www.hibachi-grill-and-supreme-buffet.com Experienced Servers & Hostesses wanted!

Must be energetic and presentable. Able to speak English / Spanish. Must read English.


Since 1974

Steakhouse Restaurant

Come watch the

LUNCH SPECIALS

BIG G A M E AT T-BONE TO !! M’S

ONLY $7.49 • 11AM-2PM Mon. - Chicken Fried Steak (Mashed potatoes, green beans & biscuit)

Tues. - Beef Tips & Noodles (Mixed greens, corn and rolls)

Wed. - Smothered Pork Chops

SUNDAY, FEB .6

(Candied yams, cabbage and corn bread)

Thurs. - Southern Fried Chicken (Mashed potatoes, corn on the cob & biscuit)

Fri. - Southern Fried Catfish

MONDAY NIGHTS

(Red beans, Cajun rice & hushpuppies)

35¢ WINGS

$6 Valid DOM PITCHERS in Tom’s Backyard only.

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri • 5-7PM $1.50 Dom Draft, $2.50 Dom. Bottle

YOU CAN’T VISIT KEMAH WITHOUT TRYING

OUR FAMOUS ARMADILLO EGGS!

DINNER SPECIALS Mon ................Hamburger Steak Tues........Southern Fried Chicken Wed ....Fried or Grilled Pork Chops Thurs ............All-U-Can-Eat Ribs Fri ..................Sirloin & Shrimp

EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS

COME IN TO T-BONE’S...

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OPEN 7 DAYS ’TIL 2AM!

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

OF

KEMAH/SEABROOK BRIDGE) • www.tbonetoms.com


Kemah’s Very Own Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar

THE BEST SPORTS BAR IN KEMAH

DON’T MISS A GAME!

Watch NBA games & ALL YOUR SPORTS HERE! GAME SPECIALS: 8 wings for $3 • 12 wings for $4.50 $ 5 draft pitchers • $12 dom. beer buckets (6) • $18 imp. beer buckets (6)

JOIN US FOR THE BIGGEST

SUPERBOWL PARTY! New & Improved Expanded Menu! Come find your favorite new dish!

Daily Specials • Full Bar • Outdoor Patio

MONDAY • STEAK NIGHT • 5-10PM

4-TRIP GIVE-AWAYS!

Get 1 ticket for every $25 you spend. A 10x5 ft. screen & two 62" flat-screen TVs in our ballroom. Plus our restaurant & patio have 12 flat-screen TVs.

ALL-U-CAN-EAT APPETIZERS BUFFET Adults $15 • Kids (5-12) $10

• 12: 12 oz. Ribeye, Sirloin & Primerib • $23: 10 oz. Filet Mignon

Spend Valentine’s weekend with us!

$

Bottomless Greek Salad • Loaded Baked Potato • $2 Bottomless Soup Du Jour

A great room accommodation including a bottle of wine or champagne and 6 chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival! $149 + tax. Ask about Room Service for Breakfast!

TUESDAY • 1/2-PRICE BOTTLED WINE Valid on entire wine list

WEDNESDAY • $8

Hot Boiled Shrimp + Snow Crab

THURSDAY • BOTTOMLESS PASTA • 11 includes Salad, Soup, Fresh Bread

$

SUNDAY BRUNCH • 10AM to 3PM • Delicious Menu Items! • $7 All-U-Can-Eat Pancakes • $3 Mimosas ~ Bloody Marys ~ Screwdrivers

happy hour

Mon-Fri • 11am-7pm

Our menu is available for delivery:

www.MyTakeOutWaiter.com

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

(JUST SECONDS FROM THE BOARDWALK IN THE LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT)

Celebrate MARDI GRAS in Kemah! Check our special room rates and all the fun in SNG!

RESTAURANT OPEN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER EVERY DAY

$7.99 LUNCH MONDAY - FRIDAY

SEVERAL OPTIONS TO CHOOSE. INCLUDES DRINK.

Sun-Thurs until 10pm • Fri & Sat until 11pm

BAR OPEN:

Sun-Thurs until Midnight • Fri & Sat until 2 am

INSIDE THE

HOLIDAY INN KEMAH

805 Harris Ave. • 281-334-0008


GRAND OPENING • NOW OPEN!

Sushi & Hibachi

LUNCH SPECIALS M-F • 11 TO 2:30 HAPPY HOUR: DAILY 4:30-7PM

Valentine’s Day Hibachi Special For 2

Or try our CHITSURU LOVE BOAT on Valentine’s Day! (Chicken, Steak, Shrimp with Chicken Fried Rice, only $45.95)

Best Buy

CHITSURU SUSHI & HIBACHI (Located at the intersection I-45 & 646, next to T-Mobile, by Wal-Mart) Phone: 281-534-9100

$

7 OFF

WHEN YOU PURCHASE 2 HIBACHI DINNERS + 2 BEVERAGES. Valid daily. Dine in only. Exclude kids meals. Expires 3/31/11 Not valid with any other offer.

I-45

2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A, League City, 77573

50 OFF %

X Walmart FM 646

BUY ONE HIBACHI DINNER, GET 2ND ONE 50% OFF (LESS OR EQUAL VALUE). Valid Sun-Thurs. Dine in only. Exclude kids meals. Expires 3/31/11 Not valid with any other offer.


LATET NIGH Y HAPPR Uidnight HpO m–M 10 u Sat. Wed. thr

HAPPY HOUR Mon thru Fri 3 to 7pm + All Day Sat. $ 99

6 LUNCH SPECIALS

11am-2pm Mon.-Fri. Price includes soft drink,

1 FISH TACOS Mondays. Dine-in only.

$ 99

¢ TAMALES 99 Tuesdays & Thursdays. Dine-in only. $

17.99 FAJITAS FOR 2 Wednesdays

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS Sundays 10am-3pm, with entree purchase.


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February 2011.......South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 10..........................Reservations for Romance & 10 ........................................Decadent Desserts 13 ......................BAHEP 2011 Quasar Banquet 15 ..............................The SCENE’s Great Chefs 16 ..............Benefit News: 2011 Wine & Wishes 18 ........................................SCENE Featurettes 21 ....................New Restaurant Report: Chitsuru 21 ....................Waterfront Dining Quick Guide 22 & 23 ....................SBS: Wine & Wishes 2011 24 ........ Cover Story: Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack 26................Arts: Voices By the Bay: The Movie 28 & 29 ..............Go Red For Women Luncheon 31-38 Weekends on the Water (10-Page Guide) 32, 33......................................Area Attractions 34, 35 ....................Map: Where to Eat & Drink 36......Krewes Into Kemah Mardi Gras Weekend

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RESERVATIONS FOR ROMANCE Decadent Desserts

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

Waiter, two spoons please! If you are looking to incorporate some whipped cream, maybe a crispy pastry or some gooey chocolate goodness into your Valentine’s Day plans, we’ve already done some research for you. To follow is a quick list of some attractive options for you and your Valentine. Cuban Bread Pudding at South Shore Grille. Soft and creamy with Chocolate Eruption from Mackey’s rum sauce. Mmmm! Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge will be serving a Coeur a la Creme over Raspberry Coulis, perfect for couples. Barbed Rose Steakhouse & Seafood Co. will be featuring their Banana Fosters Bread Pudding. Cafe Under the Oaks suggests either Red Velvet Cake or French vanilla with raspberry filling and white chocolate ganache. - Continued on Page 19

Matt's Restaurant & Lounge exudes a great romantic ambience, and for a romantic dining experience, you must have aphrodisiac-type foods. Lots of roses will be on hand, and, of course, Frank Sinatra will be playing on this day for lovers. We will have many tables seating 2 to 4 for an intimate setting for the couples. We will be offering a four-course menu. First is a seared scallop with a pomeMatt's Matt's Restaurant Restaurant & & Lounge Lounge granate and cranberry vinaigrette with macademia nuts on a bed a spring greens. This is followed by a Prosciutto wrapped duck confit crowned upon a pumpkin risotto with corn cream sauce. Main course will Where is the most romantic table in the Clear Lake/Bay Area? Is it overlooking the water, a private booth or somewhere else. We be surf and turf want to hear from you! Visit www.SCENElive.net and tell us where with a grilled filet you think the area’s most romantic table is and why.

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and port wine reduction and half lobster tail with carrot puree and sides of trussed asparagus and roasted shallot mashed potatoes. For dessert we will serve a complimentary bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a dark and white chocolate mousse with shaved coco on top. Reservations are recommended. Barbed Rose Steakhouse & Seafood Company: We have a roadhouse atmosphere with from-scratch cooking. You won't find any can openers here. We cook everything in-house. Our menu includes steaks, fresh seafood and wild game. We were selected one of Top 10 New Restaurants in 2010 in both The Houston Chronicle and Houston Press. We won 10 City Search categories including Best Restaurant in Houston 2010. Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, our full menu will be served. Monday night (Valentine's Day) we will feature a special three- or five-course Valentine's dinner. Recommended Valentine's entrees include Wagu tomahawk Bone in Ribeye; Redfish Dinner; and Shrimp & Grits. Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are accepted. Main 101: Attention Love Birds! We are featuring a limited menu for "Love Weekend." On Saturday (Feb. 12) and Monday (Feb. 14) our special feature menu is a five-course dinner. - Continued on Page 16

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RESERVE YOUR TABLE FOR VALENTINE’S TODAY!

CONTEMPORARY GRILL 

Elegant Fun

MONDAY - FRIDAY 4-6:30

PRIME RIB OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ SPECIAL

101 E. Main | La Porte

1599

$

TUESDAY & FRIDAY 4-CLOSE

WED. 4-CLOSE

OYSTER ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ

served with red potatoes

HAPPY HOUR 4-CLOSE

| 281-470-8484 | www.main101.com |

$4 HOUSE WINE • $2.75 DOM BEER $4 WELL DRINKS • $3.25 SHINER BOCK

Just minutes north of Seabrook

Love Weekend

Attention Love Birds!

2555 BAY AREA BLVD. • 281-480-2221 OPEN SUNDAYS FOR HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY

2 PRIVATE BANQUET ROOMS • WE DO CATERING

$ 99

1

S FISH TACO DAY MONDAY & TUES

$ NEW

99

15

FAJITAS FOR 2

COMBO

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST!!

SUNDAY & THURSDAY

Saturday & Sunday 8am to Noon

VALENTINE’S DAY Mon, Feb. 14

Enjoy a special feature menu

FIVE-COURSE DINNER

LUNCH $ 99 STARTING AT 4

Saturday, February 12 and Monday, February 14

$3.99 HOUSE MARGARITAS ALL DAY SATURDAY

LIVE MUSIC!! FRI • 6:30-9PM

w/MICHEAL STEVENS

SAT • 6-9PM

w/LUIS RAMIREZ

HAPPY HOUR

Reservations encouraged, but not required. Call: 281-470-8484

11-7 M-F

$2.99 HOUSE RITAS

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Most Romantic Restaurant in Clear Lake. Period. We will be serving passion martinis to set the mood.

LUNCH SPECIALS • $6.95 SERVED ‘TIL 5PM DAILY

SANDWICHES • SALADS • SOUPS

HAPPY HOUR • M-F 4-7PM

$3.50 MARTINIS; $1 OFF: WELLS, WINE, BEER & CALLS

2800 MARINA BAY DR., LEAGUE CITY

281-334-7700

Mon ..STEAK N CHEESE ENCHILADAS Tues ................CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE Wed................PRIME SALAD LUNCH Thurs....................CUBAN FISH TACO Friday ........................FRIED CATFISH Sat..........................OMELET SPECIAL

RSVP

DINNER SPECIALS: Mon ............FRIED SHRIMP $12.95 Tues ..................PRIME RIB $14.95 Wed ..................PRIME RIB $14.95 Thurs ....CUBAN FISH TACOS $9.95 Friday..........FRIED CATFISH $11.95 Sat....................PRIME RIB $14.95

Open for Lunch & Dinner • Mon-Sat 11am-10pm • www.soshoregrille.com • Where Locals Dine

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Chef Joseph Lin Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi 2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A, League City (@ FM 646) 281-534-9100 Background / Experience: Started at age 20 as a Sushi helper at a popular Japanese restaurant in New Jersey. I relieved invaluable training there for five years and developed my traditional sushi skills from head chef Holi, an experienced chef from Tokyo, Japan. After that I transferred to four different restaurants including stops in New York and Ohio. Each place had different styles and offered different and valuable experiences. I first became a head chef at Ohio Samurai three years ago. I have established my style from the stops I’ve made. Specialty: Good preparation and maintenance of topquality fish. Fresh fish for Sushi is the most important for taste! Signature Dish: CHITSURU LOVE BOAT is my favorite dish to create and make here. Because it’s a combination of so many different kinds of fresh and cooked fish and my special rolls. It’s also a combination of both traditional and modern-style sushi. It’s a good choice for both Sushi fans and those who never have tried sushi before. Please share one special cooking tip or technique with our readers: True cooking skill is to make simple food tasteful and wonderful. PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

Chef Todd Mackey

Chef Paul Lewis

Chef Bradley Hamil

Mackey’s

Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille

Signature Bistro

Chef Marco Montoya

Chef Roland Kyburz

Chef Jorge Galvan

Chef Michael Zhou

Chef Bruce Trathen Jr.

Chef Ben Chen

Sporting News Grill

South Shore Harbour Resort

The Flying Dutchman

Masa Sushi Fusion

Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille

888 Bistro

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Chef Michael Brewer Matt’s Restaurant

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Chef Manny Viveros Tommy’s Oyster Bar

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Chef Chad Landry

Hilton Nasa | The Luna Rest.


Reservations for Romance Reservations for Romance - Continued from Page 10 (Main 101 - Cont.) Appetizer choices are Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes, Asparagus wrapped with Sopressata, or Beef roulades stuffed with seasoned breadcrumb in a smoked tomato sauce; The Salad is a spring mix lettuce sprinkled with blue cheese crumble and blueberries in raspberry vinaigrette. Dickinson Bar~B~Que & Steakhouse: Our location is perfect for couples who love old fashioned Hill Country charm, fresh hand cut steaks, great Texas wines, slow smoked Texas BBQ and homemade desserts by our very own award winning baker, Anna Clark. You don't have to break the bank to enjoy an intimate dinner out, great food and a cozy atmosphere. On Valentine's Day, we will have a Steak Dinner Special ($31.99) for two hand-cut steaks (choose from U.S.D.A. Choice 10 ounce Ribeye or 6 ounce Filet mignon), includes baked potato, salad bar and home-made dessert. Our BBQ Feast for Lovers ($24.99 per couple) is another affordable option. Choose four styles of freshly smoked meats, four sides plus a handmade dessert. Country Hearts Special ($19.99) is our most economically friendly Valentine's offer. Couples get two hand-battered Chicken Fried Steaks, choice of four homemade sides, and a hand-made dessert. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are not accepted. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge: Allegria is a cozy, romantic lounge with soft lighting and soothing music. Saturday, February 12 by Reservation Only: We will offer Lemon & Mint Lamb over vegetable rice, garlic and herb flat bread, Coeur a la Creme $30

Mackey’s

per person. Seating is limited. Reserve early. Hors d’oeuvres menu also available. Live music by Cindy Thomas. Monday, February 14: We are hosting a Singles Mixer. $10 per person. We will be serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. Live music by Cindy Thomas. Cafe Under the Oaks: Cafe under the Oaks is a small, intimate cafe with comfortable romantic feel with romantic background music and romantic lighting. On Valentine's day, we are offering a four-course fixed menu at $24.95 per person (not including alcohol, tax and gratuity). Our romantic entrees for the evening are a choice of filet of beef and tender seared scallops or garden crested tilapia and shrimp. Although, reservations are recommended, walkins are also accepted. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi: The name "Chitsuru" means "thousands of cranes" in Japanese. This represents our love. Our establishment features a wide array of Japanese cuisine. We offer amazing prices on food and drinks from our happy hour menu every day. Couples will enjoy a romantic rendezvous in a dimly lit interior with running water wall. Also enjoy the amazing skills and shows from our Hibachi chef. Romantic entrees we'd like to recommend include our Hibachi dinner for two (chicken, steak and shrimp combo with chicken fried rice) – served with two soups and two salads; and the Chitsuru Love Boat, served with two soups and two salads. Every day (4:30 to 7 p.m.) we have happy hour at our full bar offering appetizer, sushi and drink specials. Reservations are recommended. - Continued on Page 19

Upscale, Comfort Food

Cafe Under the Oaks

ONE POUND OF CATFISH • 30 SHRIMP $

10.95

MON, FEB 14 • 5 TO 9 PM

4-course fixed menu

ORDER EITHER DISH FRIED, GRILLED OR BLACKENED ea Valid 5pm to close thru 3/31/11

($24.95 per person. Does not include alcohol, tax and gratuity.)

FOR RESERVATIONS: 281-557-9496

BLUE PLATE SPECIALS • $5.95 7 Days a Week • 11am-3pm

• HOME STYLE MENU • BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY • DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS STARTING @ $7.99*

NIGHTLY DINNER CHEF SPECIALS $8.95 • 7 Days a Week • 5pm to Close Includes French Bread

*Daily lunch specials include FREE Tea, Soda or Coffee

HAPPY HOUR

KIDS EAT FREE

7 Days a Week 11am to 7pm

• HOMEMADE DESSERTS,

Sundays 11-9pm.

SUGAR-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

FULL SERVICE BAR

See Valentine’s menu at www.CafeUnderTheOaks.com

Kids 12 & under. Ask for details.

• $2 BEER & $4 WINE

SUNDAY BRUNCH 9AM-3PM $3 Mimosas

Delivery available thru: mytakeoutwaiter.com

615 E MAIN ST. • LEAGUE CITY

281-557-9496

CATERING! YOUR HOUSE – OR OURS!

281-316-8866 20801 GULF FRWY. • WEBSTER, 77598

HOURS: Mon 8am-3pm; Tues-Thurs 7am-4pm; Fri-Sat 7am-8pm

(NEXT TO CINEMARK 18)

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Authentic Texas Hospitality. Experience the Family-Owned Difference!

D ICKINSON

USDA-Choice, hand-cut steaks, slow-smoked Texas Bar~B~Que, Texas Home-style cooking & scratch made desserts by Anna. • AWARD-WINNING BBQ & FAMILY RESTAURANT • DAILY SPECIALS ON RIBS, STEAKS, CHICKEN, CHICKEN FRIED STEAK & MORE!

Special events room • Catering For details, menus and directions, visit or call

VALENTINE’S DAY STEAK DINNER FOR 2 Choice of hand-cut U.S.D.A. Choice 10oz Ribeye or 6oz Filet Mignon includes, salad bar & baked potato, plus choice of dessert (anyone of Anna’s 21 homemade). Only $31.99

Other specials too & our great BBQ and Homestyle Cooking!

www.dickinsonbbq.com • 281-534-2500 • Open daily 11am

2111 FM 517 East, BETWEEN HWY. 3 & I-45 MARKET

o Mediter–rparonued caterer

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

fe Market & Chao, Paul McCartney, to The W nie Lennox, Jessica Cher, An , Gloria Estefan, Simpson s & others during The Eagle ton performances their Hous

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Flavors of the Mediterranean

Space Center Drive

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

18033 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay

Hilton Upper Bay Rd.

I-45

Johnson Space Center

**NEW** Dark Chocolate Tart w/Almond Crust

281-333-3180

FREE Wi Fi! NASA Rd. 1

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

★ MEDITERRANEO Market & Cafe

www.mediterraneomarket.com Visit our new website... & find us on Facebook!

Special Valentine’s Dinner! • Feb. 14

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 3/20/11.

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SAT., FEB. 19 – 11AM Gumbo Cook-Off Zydeco Music

SAT. MARCH 5 – 5PM Mardi Gras Parade Free Beads! •Live Music

YS A D S E U T $2 TACO g Fre sh Whole Flounder Als o, n o w

s e r v in

NOW SERVING

HOT N SPICY CRAWFISH!!

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

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enter the contest teased on the front page. Some one will win dinner for two courtesy of The SCENE!

Skippers

Fine Greek Cuisine Seafood & More

Open Daily @ 5:30am • NOT just for Breakfast! Fresh Greek Pastries! Kourabiedes (butter almond cookies), Finikia (walnut cinnamon cookies), Karithopita (walnut cake), Baklava & Galaktoboureko (Greek custard). Made fresh! Order a box to go!!

Daily Lunch Specials! Leg of Lamb served EVERY FRI & SAT!

LIVE MUSIC GREEK COOKING CLASSES! FRI: by Greek musicians

Serving original, Greek family recipes: Moussaka, Pastitsio, Stuffed Eggplant, Domadakia and freshly made Humus.

Eat & Learn! RSVP today

Next Class: Feb. xx

George Kitidis & Nikkos Leontoudis + BELLY DANCING

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Reservations for Romance Reservations for Romance - Continued from Page 16

New York Strip for him and a Petite Filet Mignon for her. Finish it off with a key lime pie and a glass of Port.

Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack: Saturday, February 12, take Jackie's Brickhouse: The first 50 ladies wearing red on your sweetheart to the Swamp. Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack will Valentine's Day get a rose and a special gift at Jackie's Brickbe transformed into a Valentine's Wonderland complete with decorations and live music with David Schwope. Crazy Alan has house. Their dinner special for that evening will be as follows: Buy and any appetizer plus any two entrees, and get dessert concocted a special four-course Valentine's Menu for you and for free. Tom Asbridge will provide live music from 6:30 to your cousin – er, your date. (Ha ha!) First Course: Crab Meat Stuffed Mushrooms; Second Course: Dinner Salad; Choose from 10:30 p.m. the following entree options: BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (10 Jumbo Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon, Grilled and Basted in our secret BBQ sauce); Filet Mignon ala Swamp (a generous hand-cut Black Angus Filet grilled to perfection. Continued from Page 10 Served w/ Lump Crab and a bernaise Or try a Chocolate Cup filled with Hazelnut, Sabayon, sauce); Fruit of the Sea (1.5-pound Lobster fresh blueberries with Amaretto whipped cream at Main sauteed with Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels and 101. One can never go wrong with Anna Clark's famous topped and Cajun marinara cream sauce); Homemade Italian Cream Cake at Dickinson Bar~B~Que Dessert Offerings: Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie, & Steakhouse. The Chocolate Eruption (pictured on page Cheese Cake or Chocolate Mousse. All En10) at Mackey's or how about a Strawberry Shortcake Never On A Sunday, Bakkhus Taverna with fresh sugared strawberries, whipped cream and Texas’ trees will be served with new potatoes and own Blue Bell ice cream at Bakkhus Taverna. Bakkhus also has the Never On A Sunday (picFresh Vegetables. All ladies will get a rose tured above), which is great for sharing. Try a Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie, Cheese Cake or Chocowith dinner. Price includes one glass of late Mousse at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack or some Tempura Ice Cream at the new Chitsuru champagne. We will have two seatings: 5 Sushi & Hibachi in League City. Or if those don't do it for you, the Sporting News Grill has to 8pm; and 8pm to close; Cost: $50 per Dessert Shots! Just the right size for that sweet tooth: Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies and person. Tax and gratuity of 15-percent not Cream, Fudge Brownie, Key Lime Pie, Apple Cobbler. included. Call 281-334-5000 to reserve your table.

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Bakkhus Taverna: Bakkhus Taverna is a small, but yet cozy establishment with a casual feel. Along with our entire menu, we will be offering two or three off-menu selections for you and your special someone. Three romantic entrees we recommend are Filet Onassis, Shrimp and Snapper Kardamyla and Sea Scallop Frescos. Be sure to ask about our Valentine's-themed cocktails, too. We do not accept reservations. (First come, first serve.) Sporting News Grill: This Kemah sports bar and restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere for everyone. Their Valentine's special will be the Shrimp Alfredo and, after dinner, chocolate covered strawberries for every couple. Other romantic entrees they recommend are Grilled Vegetable Primavera; Grilled Salmon with Citrus Butter and their New York Strip Steak. Walk-ins are always welcome. South Shore Grille: Dim, cozy leather booths set the mood for a delicious meal with that special loved one at South Shore Grille. Our flavored martinis and mojitos will be flowing, and we'll be featuring the "Passion-tini." Recommended Valentine's entrees: His and Hers Certified Choice Angus

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big board, and wine raffle. Co-chairs Holly Perry and Wendy Shaw introduced Abby O., whose wish was granted four years ago through “Wine & Wishes” 2007. This year’s Magnum Sponsors were AJM Framers Inc., AMOCO Federal Credit Union, Bob and The Bay Area Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter hosted its Fifth AnLena Perry, Edmonds & Nolte, P.C., Freedman Meats Inc., Glazer’s nual Wine & Wishes in January at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. Locals Distributing, Industrial Pump & Supply, Material Service & Supply/ supported Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter R.T. Masonry, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Republic National Distribproducing their most successful year! The culinary adventure raised uting Company, Ronald and Carole Krist, Sysco Food Service of more than $56,000 to grant nine children’s wishes from our area. Houston, Inc., Visiting Angels, Living Assistance Services. The UnFour of the fulfilled wishes are Sydney C. to visit Bora Bora, Felix F. to derwriters were Invitations: Marion, Montgomery, Inc., Event, visit Atlantis Hotel- Bahamas, Avery M. and Angel C. to go to Walt Table Favors: Chris and Holly Perry, Decorations and Centerpieces: Disney World Resort®. Lary’s Florist, SK Interiors Inc., Postage: David R. Gordon, D.D.S, Audio and Visual: HR Media Works and T.R. Moore & Company The atmosphere was energetic with the help from The Megatones, and auctioneer and MC Phil Pampolina. Guests were served P.C., Jackson Walker L.L.P., Programs: Minuteman Press-Bay Area. Save the date! “Wine & Wishes” next year Thursday January 19. a five-course wine dinner and enjoyed a live and silent auction,

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Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack spices up their menu By Adam Donaghey Boudreaux and Thibodeaux have been working hard over at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack. The upstairs deck is temperature controlled, perfect for all the intense weather we've been having in the Clear Lake Area recently. You can't get a better view of the Kemah Boardwalk Marina anywhere else in the area. And most importantly, a barrage of new menu items are coming this February. On the horizon for spring, when the weather settles and live music starts back up, you might see the two cousins swinging hammers, building a brand new outside kitchen for boiling crawfish and smoking Alan's famous oysters! The Swamp Shack's humorously named menu items add a fun, swamp-like atmosphere to the dining experience. But clever names don't adequately describe the satisfaction in each savory bite! Due to popular demand, additions will include some old Seabrook Beach Club gems, along with several mash-ups of current crowd favorites and some exciting new items to fill out the menu. Swamp Shack's burger menu is getting several major additions. Prized among patrons, Alan's mouth-watering ground beef burgers are infused with fresh ingredients, creating a uniquely enjoyable taste. Two of the most popular burgers on the menu, the Swamp Hog – a beef patty stuffed and cooked with bacon – and the Water Moccasin – a beef patty stuffed and cooked with jalapeños – have been swamptastically combined to create the colossal “In-Breed” burger. Another exciting addition is the Alligator burger – a beef patty stuffed and cooked with tenderized chunks of real alligator meat. Crawfish lovers already appreciate the Mudd Bugg burger, but try it blackened in crawfish spices and you'll be a fan forever. Those who recall Alan's famous shrimp stuffed jalapeños SCENELIVE.NET from the Quick React Code (Mobile Device) >> Beach Club Scan to learn more about Crazy Alan’s Swamp days, will be Shack including a behind-the-scene look at the pleased to cover shoot, a growing photo gallery and a nice see they're Google Map that will make sure you get there.

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now on the Swamp Shack menu. Other appetizer additions include an award-winning shrimp & oyster diablo (shrimp, an oyster and a jalapeño wrapped in bacon and deep fried), crab stuffed mushrooms, smoked oysters, real alligator legs (if alligator nuggets aren't enough!), and various sampler plates to try them all. If you're with a group of friends, be sure to share some boiled seafood treats. The Mix Crab Pot includes a Blue Crab, clusters of each Snow Crab, Dungeness and a leg of King Crab; and the ultimate Boiled Seafood Feast includes everything in the Mix Crab Pot plus two pounds of crawfish, half a pound of boiled shrimp and lobster tail! More traditional seafood plates have been added to round out the menu, satisfying a diverse array of palates. Additions include buffalo wings, Swamp tacos (alligator, fish or shrimp), Bayou Po-Boys (fried alligator, shrimp, crawfish or shrimp slaw), a rib-eye steak sandwich, a club sandwich, fried oyster dinner, Cajun fried Blue Cat dinner, chicken & sausage jambalya, Cajun shrimp and/or crawfish etouffee, BBQ bacon shrimps, Red Snapper, a fried “Trash” platter (with jumbo shrimp, oysters, catfish fillet and alligator), and grilled “Captains” platter (with jumbo shrimp, scallops, and snapper filet). Top it all of with Alan's new strawberry pudding cake! Nearly doubling the menu, the Swamp Shack is fast becoming a full service seafood restaurant, equipped to cater to any needs of its diverse clientele. Already a hit with the locals who are crazy about crawfish all year round and its award-winning gumbo, the added selections are certainly a “win” for the restaurant. Just look at the cover of this month's SCENE - and Thibodeaux must be very proud.

Crazy Alan's Crazy “Big Game” Specials! From 2 to 4 p.m. celebrate the Big Game with $3.99 crawfish and 35-cent wings! Enjoy $4 domestic pitchers and $2 longnecks (buckets). Four Big Screen projectors upstairs just for the game!

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By Domino Taylor On the heels of the History of Seabrook book, a new venture is in the works to preserve our Bay Area/Clear Lake history. With the aftermath of Ike and so much destroyed, many are reclaiming the old photos and actually doing something with them and doing some great with all the old photos and interviews, hence the Images of America, the history of Seabrook. (See Dec. 2010 Arts column). Now we can add another dimension to the history recording, a movie. Residents and visitors can now preview an exciting new Seabrook oral history project called Voices By the Bay. Go to the link below to see how it’s coming along. www.kickstarter.com/projects/40220972/voices-by-the-bay Giving the town’s history, as told by many of our long-time residents, this is a compilation of on-camera interviews conducted by Karen Tisdel. She has now been interviewing people for more than a year. “After witnessing the loss of homes, pictures and documents as a result of Hurricane Ike, I decided that Seabrook’s oral history needed to be preserved and archived, sooner rather than later. Everyone I've interviewed has one comment in common‘Seabrook was a great place to grow up!’” said Tisdel. Among the many fascinating stories of hardship, survival, sacrifice and fun, their voices tell of watching crabs and water moccasins fighting it out in the swirling waters below the floors during a hurricane, hitching up a mule team to pull those model Ts out of the mud on Todville Road, flounder gigging with

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lanterns on the bay, and colorful stories of the old Maribelle’s. This small town is still about shrimping, fishing, boatbuilding for work and pleasure, sailing, swimming, cool bay breezes with pelicans, seagulls and more! “No one tires of the sunrises, moonrises and sunsets over Galveston Bay; this is still a fabulous place to grow up and grow old!” said Tisdel. There is also a separate educational component for schools that includes lesson plans to help youngsters archive interviews with their family members and help them understand what they can learn from their family history. Seabrook has had its name for well over 100 years, but since it was incorporated late in 1961, it will be celebrating its official 50th Anniversary, later this year. A community celebration for Voices By the Bay is planned in Seabrook later this summer, to present the program to the residents. More details about this will be forthcoming. “This has been a great learning experience for me, an opportunity to meet wonderful and fascinating neighbors. I feel fortunate to be able to do this,” added Tisdel. Donations to support funding for this project are encouraged and can be made through the same link where the preview is posted. Karen Tisdel is an American History educator and is passionate about capturing oral histories from Seabrook’s older residents. She is working as a production assistant with Windward Media, who recently did the documentary – “Galveston-Gateway on the Gulf” for Houston PBS Television. “This is my first foray as an independent, but with plenty of great help to keep me focused, this will be fun and exciting. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to share “Voices of the Bay” with the community.” The production team is Emmy award-winning documentary producers, Richard Coberly and Veronica Veerkamp of Windward Media. They have written, directed and produced a wide range of projects for broadcast and non-broadcast audiences, including, travel, promotional, educational, multi-media presentations and Emmy award-winning documentaries. For more information, refer to the above website or contact Karen Tisdel at 281-389-9032 or ksailor7@hotmail.com. Perhaps you, or a family member or a neighbor have a great story to tell for this documentary.

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Are You Ready to GO RED? Bay Area GRFW Luncheon is Feb. 25 Celebrating the energy, passion and power of women to band together & wipe out heart disease The American Heart Association along with Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invites you to a luncheon you won’t soon forget! A ticket buys a fulfilling lunch, wine tasting served by the famous HEART THROBS, touching survivor stories from individuals in the community, a purse-onality auction like no other and well-known speaker Linda Larsen – sure to make you fall out of your chair with laughter. Learn how a red dress can help protect your life and the lives of your loved ones against the #1 killer of women. The event is presented in a relaxed, fun environment. Highlight of the luncheon for many includes the Go Red Heart Throbs.

at the luncheon. A woman's health affects all of us and these Heart Throbs felt their presence in this event could help spread the message in many different avenues and help educate everyone on the importance for a healthy heart in all women. To conclude the luncheon, guests will cheer on their favorite and vote on the 2011 Go Red Heart Throb of the Year! Local photography studio Sandy Adams Photography stepped up and volunteered to shoot this year’s models in a new campaign. Below, we asked the 2011 Go Red Heart Throbs “Why do you Go Red?”

These four men selected from within the community will educate luncheon guests on heart-healthy red wines selections tasted

(See the facing page for more information on how to get involved.)

Slade Lewis (Lewis Jewelers): The reason I am going red for women is for my mom and all of our close friends and clients who fill our community with great things every year who live with heart disease. For men this is usually something we talk about SLADE with our friends and physicians, but with women – for whatever reason – it is put on the back burner. We need to do a better job of getting the word out that yearly check-ups on the heart are just as important as any other check-ups women get on a yearly basis. Many complications due to heart disease can be headed off early by paying attention to every day signs that usually go unnoticed until it is too late. Even recent studies have shown that something as simple as bad breath can be an indicator for heart disease. Making more women aware of these indicators and more, can help prevent major operations and even deaths. It is up to us to chip in and get the word out. David Johnson, O.D. (Advanced Laser Vision & Surgical Institute): Cardiovascular disease has affected numerous members of my family over the last 20 years. I feel that Go Red For Women is a great opportunity for me to volunteer my talents and time to help raise money and awareness to fight this disDAVID DAVID ease. Kevin Debes (Debes Landscaping & Irrigation): Kevin's motiVisit www.sandyadamsphotography.com to see out-takes & video diaries. Sandy Adams Photography donated time and talent to the Heart Throb campaign. Sandy has been involved with the American Heart Association for the past 11 years due to her mother's fight with

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vation is his mom. His mom had been in good health most of her life until one afternoon about a decade ago when she started experiencing this burning sensation in the middle of her chest. She chalked it up to heartburn but was concerned a lit- KEVIN tle due to the fact that she had never had heartburn before. A friend of hers called that afternoon and she described the pain to her friend. This friend told her to go tot the hospital because it sounded like she was having a heart attack. His mom argued at first, then decided it would be better to go. She drove herself to the hospital and they took her right in with no wait. The doctor confirmed she was indeed having a heart attack. She has had a pacemaker for the past 10 years and is in great health now. CPT Christopher Ploss (US Army Reserve): I am going red for women for two special ladies in my life. The first is my step-grandmother who had to undergo several surgeries for ventricular tachycardia – a condition where there is a very fast heart rhythm that originates from one of the ventricles. The second, I haven’t met yet is Frances Field’s mother. She was a victim of CVD and had to undergo a bypass surgery. Both of these women are CHRIS CHRIS now doing great thanks to everyone who helps fight in this cause. heart disease. Her mom had an emergency triple by-pass 14 years ago and in the last seven years has had 11 stints inserted in her heart. Sandy’s mother's health is her primary motivator of relationship with AHA. This is Sandy’s second year on the Go Red For Women committee.

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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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The SCENE Magazine recently launched a new mobile and online guide to the Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Galveston Island entertainment districts. Located at www.weekendsonthewater.com, the new guide compliments the print edition of The SCENE with content and guides on dining, nightlife, cultural arts, events, attractions, lodging and more. This new site is part of a new campaign aimed at promoting the communities along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay as a tourist destination. The SCENE is the official guide to the Clear Lake, Bay Area and Galveston Entertainment Districts. Look for our special Convention & Visitors Bureau racks in hotels and visitors centers.


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. 281-474-9700.

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KREWES INTO KEMAH mardi gras parade & carnival SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011: Kemah Parade starts at noon; Kemah Carnival immediately following at T-bone Tom’s Krewe du Lac and The City of Kemah present the Ninth Annual Krewes Into Kemah" Parade and Carnival on Sunday, March 6. The 2011 theme is “Pirates of the French Quarter.” Vehicle line up starts at 11 a.m. on Harris Street in Kemah behind T-Bone Tom's. The Children's Walking and Bike Parade lines up in the parking lot behind the Kemah Visitors Center at 6th and Bradford Streets. The parade rolls at noon. Individuals, schools, groups and businesses are encouraged to decorate trucks, cars, floats, golf carts or organize walking clubs. The parade winds through the streets of Kemah while merry makers have a great time throwing beads and loot to the crowds. The route begins on Harris Avenue, to 7th Street, Kipp Street to 8th Street and back to Harris. Spectators stand or bring a chair, pick a spot and have a front row seat. Participation and admission are free! The post parade "Kemah Carnival" is from noon to dusk at T-Bone Tom's. T-Bone Tom's has a full menu and a cash bar available, not to mention the ever-popular crawfish. Live music by Ezra Charles, a family-friendly costume contest, facepainting, Arts and Mardi Gras market, and a Pirate Ship moonwalk will round out the afternoon. Great family fun celebrating the Mardi Gras season! For more information, call 832-771-7661 or visit www.krewedulac.org. Join Krewe du Lac on Facebook

Krewe du Lac Announces Royal Court Krewe du Lac recently announced the Royal Court for the 2011 Mardi Gras season. Crowning of the King and Queen was held at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack in Kemah during the annual Kings Cake Party on January 9. The 2011 season has officially begun! The King is honored for his service to Krewe du Lac and the community. King Peter D. Kinser, a resident of Old Seabrook for 21 years, fits the bill. King Kinser earned his Masters in Theatre and has worked in education for 15 years. He also founded Farpoint Theater where he remains artistic director. "Being King of Krewe du Lac is like a dream come true. This a wonderful group of friends to celebrate with," Kinser said. Holding to tradition the Queen is selected by finding the toy baby in the King's Cake. Amal Shafek, the lucky lady, had just moved to the U.S. just a week prior (following her marriage to Michael Chesser). Queen Amal was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and has her B.A. in Architecture. Since 2007 she had been the assistant editor of Magaz Design Magazine in Cairo, Egypt. Ladies of the Court for 2011 are Tammy Mosley, D' Anne Conrad, Michelle Patrick and Lauren Kirby. If you missed out on the King's Cake, don't forget Krewe du Lac is preparing for an epic season. Stay connected at krewedulac.org, and add Krewe Du Lac’s group on Facebook for further family fun including, parades, a fun run and more.


On the Water LAKEWOOD TO HOST BAY CUP I ON MARCH 5 Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman Dwight Bengtson recently announced that the 2011 Bay Cup I will be held on Saturday, March 5. This race is open to the public and race registration can be handled online at Lakewood’s website: lakewoodyachtclub.com under the racing button. “This is the first of a two race series which features long distance racing in Galveston and Trinity Bays,” explained Bengtson. Bay Cup II will be held on Sat., Aug. 6. with both races having multiple legs which total about 30-40 nautical miles. Overall trophies will be presented for the two race series at the conclusion of the Bay Cup II in Aug. Bengtson related that the club will continue the Cruising Non-Spinnaker and a Cruising Poleless Spinnaker Classes as they were popular with racers last year. Other classes will be One-Design, PHRF Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker, ORC Club Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker, Shorthanded Offshore Sailors (SOS), Women Crewed and Multihull. A minimum of five boats constitutes a class. In addition to the long legs which will take boats into Trinity Bay, the course will present a navigational challenge. The entry fee of $55 will include post race activities the evening of Sat., Mar. 5, with a steak cook-out by the pool and musical entertainment in the club’s lounge. Photos of the day’s race will be shown on the lounge’s plasma television for all

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Super Bowl Party Feb 6 @ 3:30pm • Lance’s Turtle Club to enjoy. The entry deadline for Bay Cup I is Wed., March 2, 5 pm. There will be a Skippers’ Meeting in the Lakewood Yacht Club Ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, on Friday, March 4, 7:30 pm where all skippers are urged to attend for last minute regatta updates. Bengtson would like to remind racers that Bay Cup I is made possible by the support of its Silver Sponsors: Bay Access, Sobeski, and Sea Lake Yacht Sales. For questions, please e-mail Lakewood Yacht Club at lyc@lakewoodyachtclub.com. ------------------------------Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chair Dwight Bengtson recently announced the following races will be hosted by the club in 2011. Bay Cup I..............................Saturday, March 5 Heald Bank ......................Sat/Sun, April 16-17 Shoe Regatta....................Sat/Sun, May 21-22 2011 Day Sailor North American Championship .. Sunday - Friday, June 19-24 Bay Cup II ..............................Saturday, Aug. 6 Harvest Moon ....................Thurs-Sun,Oct.13-16 Texas Challenge Cup..........Sat/Sun., Oct. 22-23 J/Fest Southwest ........Sat/Sun, October 29-30 All races will be held in Galveston Bay with the exception of two offshore ones: Heald Bank in the Gulf of Mexico and the Harvest Moon Regatta which is a 150 mile race from Galveston to Port Aransas.

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Last week I flew home from Chicago, while most of my friends and colleagues were flying home from Salt Lake City. Although I missed all the hubbub that was the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, I was lucky enough to be a part of a truly inspiring and rewarding experience. All that, and I still got to go sledding! Frank V. Ross, a completely selftaught filmmaker, has made seven movies in the Chicagoland area. Not only does he write, direct and edit his own films; but oftentimes he's one of the lead actors, he runs sound, and up until his last few pictures, he's operated his own camera. Essentially, he's a one man movie making machine. He’s also waited tables for more than 10 years and has no idea how to do anything else. I first met Frank after a screening of his fifth film, PRESENT COMPANY, at the 2008 South By Southwest Film Festival. I was impressed with his ability to capture working people in real situations in an interesting way. Maintaining that balance between real people and the characters they play is key when creating a narrative meant both to convey the real world and to entice its viewers. Additionally, I'm fascinated in Frank's remarkable ability to play jokes on his viewers and get away with it. He’ll often use suspense in humorous situations throughout his films to build the interest of the audience and then offer no real payoff. The audience will go along with it, oftentimes knowing they’ve been duped, because of his keen ability to distract and redirect. As I read the script for AUDREY THE TRAINWRECK (our first collaboration), I found myself consistently amused, expecting something to happen and then chuckling when it didn't. Frank even blatantly adds a title card, displayed after the main title while a supporting character has a tire blowout, that reads: “Or... These Things Happen in

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February Film Events First Thursdays at Dean's Credit Clothing (316 Main Street): Every first Thursday of the month, the Houston Film Commission presents award-winning, Texas made short films. Presentation is free and starts around 9:00 p.m., lasting about an hour. houstonfilmcommission.com/firstthursdays

Threes.” Maintaining a pleasant vibe and keeping it fun for the audience, we ultimately get a payoff at the end – albeit, a non-traditional one. In Frank's latest incarnation, TIGER TAIL IN BLUE, he ups the joke’s-on-you ante. The film will thoroughly confuse some audiences, and they'll be constantly trying to figure out what's going on. Whether or not the confusion over something so simple actually matters in the grand scheme of things is up to them. That being said, when discussing filmmaking over a glass of Scotch one evening, Frank said, “Movies aren’t a painting that you can stare at and make your own conclusions.” The endings don't change, and the viewer can either accept that and go along for the ride, or not. Some of the highlights in Chicago included reading an infamous John Wayne interview from a 1971 edition of Playboy Magazine, sledding down a hill on a snow shovel, Drew falling down the hill with all the sound gear (unscathed!), sausage and peppers, stares I got when I whipped out my koozie, realizing that I really enjoy slate jokes, laughing at how much fun it really is to count down the New Year over and over again in the middle of January. Somewhere in between all of that, we made a movie. Follow TTIB on Twitter @TIGERTAILinBLUE. In the meantime, the day before this edition of The SCENE Magazine rolls out, AUDREY THE TRAINWRECK will be screening in Los Angeles at UCLA. Towards the end of March, we've got a screening in The

Houston Film Industry Meetup: Every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., mix & mingle with local area actors, producers, editors and other film industry people at Sherlock's River Oaks (1952-A West Gray). filmind.meetup.com/254/ Last Tuesday's SWAMP Salons: Every last Tuesday of the month, SWAMP meets and hosts a salon on specific subjects regarding film in Houston. Mix & mingle at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Location varies. swamp.org SWAMP Workshop: Screenwriting 101: February 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rice Media Center, learn the basics of screenwriting with Austin-based award-winning filmmaker Kat Candler. From coming up with an idea to turning that idea into a story with a beginning, middle and end, you'll learn how to create a “story spine,” structure scenes and develop characters; how to format your screenplay, create an outline and treatment; and the importance of revisions and rewrites. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for the general public. Swamp.org Story & Plot II: Improving the Read: February 19, 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.at the SWAMP offices (1519 West Main), join instructor Tom Vaughan and learn how to make your spec script into a selling tool by making them convey the emotional experience of actually seeing the film, thus creating the best experience for the reader. Cost is $50 for members of SWAMP and $75 for the general public. Storyandplot.com Netherlands. You can catch up with Frank while he's waiting tables at Vincitori Restaurant in Westmont, Illinois – despite the fact that aspiring filmmakers should be paying him buckets of money to teach them how the heck to make movies.

The SCENE Film & Food Columnist, Adam Donaghey, is an award-winning film producer from Texas. His work has been seen at festivals and special screenings all over the world. Adam resides in Kemah. Find out about Adam's films at www.adamdonaghey.com and what he's eating at www.facebook.com/adamdonaghey.

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February 17 - March 17: 3D Exhibit – Feb. 17: Artists Chat Sessions 5:30 & Opening Reception 6:30 , TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281335-7777, www.taaccl.org

DANCE

February 19 & 20: “Site Specific: Out of this World – Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre Company, Performance at U of H Clear Lake, Bayou Bldg, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, 281-480-1617, www.bahbt.org

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - 1:15 p.m. Pre-School Time on Monday & Tuesday 6:30 p.m.- Children’s Chess Club on Monday. Special Days: 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net.

Helen Hall Library: 10 a.m. Toddlers on 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

March 7 & 8: Auditions for Break a Leg, Performance in April 2:30pm, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy 3, Dickinson, 281337-SHOW, wwwbayareaharbourplayhouse.com.

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February 10: Bay Area Writers League, Meeting and Critique at Barnes & Nobles, Bay Area Blvd & Gulf Freeway, 7:30 www.bawl.org

February 12: C.L.A.W. (Clear Lake Area Writers) 10a – noon, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Prky, 281-335-7777 www.taaccl.org. call to confirm

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Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N .Meyer, Seabrook - Temporary in Seabrook Community House with storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning 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

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Battleship Texas, State Historic Site, 3255 Highway 134 La Porte, 281-479-2431

Butler Longhorn Museum – League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

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. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281-554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org

THEATRE

February 18 – March 6: Barefoot in the Park -Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18901 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, www.clearcreekcommunitytheatre.org, 281-335-5228

Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6:00 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org

Time with Mr. Mark, 10:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. with Mr. D. on Thursday - 3:15 p.m. Arts on Wednesday, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net.

MUSIC & FILM

February 19: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show – 7:00pm, Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org

PHOTOGRAPHY

February 8: Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m., call to confirm time, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

MUSEUMS

1940 Air Terminal Museum, Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, www.1940airterminal.org.

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San Jacinto Monument & Museum –Daily 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, 409-6435799, texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm

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What do you wear to work? Do you wake up each day and throw on an outfit to get you through the day or do you consciously pick out your outfit based on your ambitions with your job? What is appropriate for corporate wear? What if you are an artist? Why do they say, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have?” Let’s hash out some of these lingering questions and get to the basics about how you should really dress for work. The goals of dressing for work are essentially the same across the board. No matter if you are in the corporate world or in a more artistic setting you should desire to project an image of confidence, self-esteem and competence. You should appear polished, strive to have your clients trust your taste, and have them feel that your instincts and are in their best interest. I am reminded of many a young salesman who approach me with that very-large-oversized-humpty-dance style suit jacket and I instantly am turned off. The lack of concern about appearance, or visual representation makes me feel as if they either don’t believe in what’s being sold – or that nothing HAS been sold at all! Business, business casual and corporate can all fall under the same umbrella of suits, pantsuits, blazers, slacks and pencil skirts. These are all-American business staples that should be stocked in every closet. The must-haves are various pieces in shades of dark colors. Even color selection makes an impact in the sense that navy colors convey a sense of trustworthiness and honor while black is chic and polished. Grays and camels come across as very conservative and neutral. Bright colors are more daring and in the business world can come across as too distracting, while in the interior design arena, say, the right choice of color and pizzazz can come across as perfect! I firmly believe in dressing for the job you want – just don’t overreach. Your superiors know how much you make, and if you are wearing something you shouldn’t be able to afford it implies you can be careless with money.

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But the effort of finding a tailored jacket and smart slacks, no matter the brand, will not go unnoticed by your boss. I remember when I was first starting my career as a platform artist back in the early ’90s. I went to the year-end Versace sale and found a beautiful $1,500 blazer on sale 90 percent off! I wore the jacket often with colorful button down shirts and slacks. And even though the people below my level did not know the value of the blazer, the people above me did and felt as that even though I was young, I did care enough about the image I was projecting and where I hoped my career would take me. When you are first starting your career you don’t have to make a huge investment, just invest in the right pieces. Last year’s fashions are more than appropriate for a young employee – just don’t do fashions from more than five years ago! - Continued on Next Page The SCENE Style Columnist Heaven Padgett is owner of The Hairem Salon, founder of Heavenly Cosmetics and a member of TEAMQUEST, as an International Guest Artist for Aquage. Heaven has been a stylist and make up artists for almost 20 years and works with celebrity stylists and clients all over the country for photoshoots, fashion shows, hair shows, DVD shoots, and Academy Trainings. She was born to work in the industry, and has the experience and industry savvy to be our certified SCENE fashionista!

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• Wear pretty jewelry that doesn’t distract OR prevent you from doing your job.

Style Column: Continued From Previous Page Here is a list of DON’TS whether you are working in almost any environment, or especially, job hunting:

• (If all else fails,) dress how your boss dresses! Remember, the power of the moment is in the silhouette.

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Dress for your shape but don’t lose sense of your own personal fashion sense.

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Stone Descent Is “Seizing The Day” By Rhonda Meredith Time is a subjective thing. It moves either fast or slow. At least it feels that way. Local metal band Stone Descent has been around for about two years now, but it wasn’t until the past six or so months, that time has seemed to be on fast forward! First off, the member lineup has stabilized with “Louisiana born now League City native” Brad Mangrum on vocals, Fred Owens on drums, Tony Salisbury on bass, and Jason Herman and Adam Rumbut on the guitars. The founders Owens and Herman met while working out at an area YMCA. A friendship formed instantly as the pair bonded over music. Next they brought in Rumbut and Salisbury. Salisbury, also a Louisiana native, referred the band to Mangrum and the rest was history. The band pulled together pretty quickly and Stone Descent won “The Battle For America” band contest. And recently, they have been hard at work recording a three song EP demo that’s so fresh - it’s still hot out of the oven. Stone Descent has an “old school” metal sound to me. (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest) Brings back the memories of big hair and screeching guitars! The look of the band doesn’t reflect it, but the sound does. The songs on the EP were written by Mangrum. Writing music has been therapeutic since the loss of his five year old daughter in a car wreck. The song “Dazed” reflects how he feels in the world. “Yesterday’s Dead” is about moving forward and letting go of the past. And “Seize The Day” reminds people to be who they are and live your life true to yourself. Mangrum is quick to add that people should relate to the songs in their own way though.

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Jeremy Bradshaw: The Bay Area’s Hidden Gem By Rhonda Meredith

wanted to play the drums. Growing up in Dayton (Texas), he would “air drum” and beat on anything he could. His childhood memories are remembered fondly, and he recalls listening to classic rock growing up. RUSH is his all time favorite band while David Gilmour (vocals and guitarist for Pink Floyd) is his idol. When Bradshaw set his sights on an Alvarez acoustic guitar, he bartered for it by painting the store’s sign. Artistic by nature, he likes to draw and even became a tattoo artist at one point. When he got that guitar, two words seemed to come to mind rather quickly to those around him. Those words were “natural ability.”

It’s a Tuesday night at Dempsey’s Pub in League City. You hear the glasses clatter, can participate in the friendly chatter and see Jeremy Bradshaw setting up to play his acoustic show. About 9:30 p.m., the TVs go quiet and as I look around, I notice the crowd has seemed to have gotten larger in the past 30 minutes. Bradshaw gets situated on a barstool placed center stage and some Dempsey’s regulars go up to him and say hello. They bring beer and spirits and you hear “Cheers!” and laughter. A single fret board, a classic acoustic guitar, a microphone and Bradshaw... It’s a simple setup for sure. Cue the introduction and start the first song. As Bradshaw sings and plays The Eagles “Hotel California,” you realize that what you are hearing is unique. Yeah sure, it’s a cover song, but when Bradshaw sings, it’s like it’s “his,” and he owns it.

Around 15 years old and beyond into his “better” years, Bradshaw dabbled in bands like Nostalgic Front, Organized Confusion and a cover band called Undesided (nope, that is not misspelled!)

He makes it look effortless and easy, even though I know it isn’t. But I do know the sound is very pleasing, though, and I also know that those who come into Dempsey’s on a Tuesday night are in for a treat. While he performs mostly covers, the real gems are the original songs. They can be described as melodic and ambient. With or without a song title, with or without actual lyrics, it’s best to pay attention to the way they are performed. I swear Bradshaw almost goes into a trance…something like a “happy place.” He says his lyrics come from “small-town inspiration.” Early on, Bradshaw

Bradshaw has a supportive wife named Tisha. He says without her being his No. 1 fan, he wouldn’t be performing music. There are five Bradshaw children –Garrett, Bridgett, Savanah, Jaden, Alston and a grandbaby named Autumn. His family lives around the Bacliff area and are close. For 16 years, Bradshaw worked overseeing the I.T. department for an environmental company until he was laid off. The family struggled as he looked for work for more than a year. But as fate and/or luck would have it, the “music thing” worked itself out. Bradshaw says he feels fortunate to be able to be a full-time musician and make a living. It’s hard work, but a labor of love. Just recently, Bradshaw pulled together a bass player and a drummer. The trio will be making public appearances really soon. No official name yet. That will come. The main thing is bringing the music to the audience and fans the right way. Bradshaw wants the “goose-bump factor” when you listen to him and the band perform. By his own admission, the stage shows are “nothing fancy” and “as real as possible.” He smiles and said you may even find him barefooted sometimes and quite possibly “a kid may dart across the stage.” Yep – one of his kids! I like Jeremy Bradshaw. He is the Bay Area’s hidden gem. You can learn more about where to see Jeremy Bradshaw on his Reverb Nation page (www.reverbnation.com/jeremybradshaw). Find his name all over The SCENE Magazine at local establishments such as Zone 504, The Cellar Wine Bar, La Brisa Restaurant and of course Dempsey’s.

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Dimitri’s Rail: “Wake Up” Houston! By Rhonda Meredith In January, Houston’s own Dimitri's Rail hit the number one spot nationwide on Clear Channel‘s New Music Chart for unsigned artists in the Alternative Rock music genre. Congratulations are in order for the band members: Sean Harrold (lead guitar), Mike Maloney (drums), Paul Ehmer (vocals, rhythm guitar), Eric R. Dockery (bass.) Dimitri’s Rail has been around the music scene for a decade now and has evolved over the past few years to become an outstanding live band. They have been a 94.5 Texas Buzz featured band at Scout Bar and nearly blew the roof off during that performance. Their debut CD “Seasons of the Weak” was originally released in 2003 and then re-released in 2008 independently. It was produced by the original line up of the band and recorded at the renowned Sugar Hill Studios. In 2010, Dimitri’s Rail signed a deal to release an EP titled “Wake Up” with Universal Music Group/Fontana in association with Desert Highway Records/IndieExtreme for distribution. And, oh my goodness, “Wake Up” is phenomenal. Frontman and founder Ehmer shares this with The Scene Magazine, “We had started recording the project and it was half way done when our guitar player at the time walked out on us at a gig. I turned to my good friend Sean Harrold and now the guitar player for Dimitri's Rail and said can you help. He said “I gotcha man!” We went back in a re-recorded two of the songs with Sean - “Paint Me” and “Wake Up.” The other two songs “FOO” and “Never” have the other guitar player on them. So we have two different lead players on the EP."

words together. I was looking for a unique name that would stand out. As a result I came up with Dimitri's Rail. The meaning is – “Someone's path through life, what they go through as time goes on, reflections on things in the past and moving forward.” Currently Dimitri’s Rail is moving forward in the studio. They are in the process of recording their second full length album with producer Daryl Youngblood at DuoTone studios and hope to be finished by March. Then it’s off to perform in Austin at SXSW, followed by local, regional and out of state tour dates. One to note on the calendar is April 16th. Dimitri’s Rail will be headlining Bayou Fest Houston at Verizon Wireless. Dimitri's Rail is receiving airplay on numerous mainstream, internet and indie stations worldwide. For more information, be sure to look up their website at www.dimitrisrail.com and don’t forget to purchase “Foo”. It’s for a great cause!

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When I listened to the EP’s songs, the first thing that came to mind was “quality”. The band has been around, paid attention, and obviously has fine tuned a formula that works. The title song “Wake Up” rolls like a freight train musically. It has a hard and heavy guitar break that would get anyone pumped for that last mile on their exercise run. “Never” is melodic with a touch of a southern feel. The “Never going to change me” in the lyrics takes it to an anthem status. The rock fist can still pump the air, but just to a little slower beat. “Paint Me” has an Alice In Chains feel to me. I like that band too, so it’s all good. And while the guitar shines on all the songs, it just seems to particularly stand out on this song. Then there is “Foo.”

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“Foo” is hauntingly beautiful. In fact, it’s more than just a song on an EP. Dimitri’s Rail has agreed to donate 50% of the proceeds from “Foo” to research projects funded by the Layla Grace Cancer Research Foundation. (www.laylagrace.org) Dimitri's Rail has worked closely with the local charity since early 2010. The goal is to raise thousands of dollars to help find new treatment options for children with cancer. See, there is more to this rock band than what meets the eye. Even the name “Dimitri’s Rail” is one of a kind. Ehmer shares, “I made up the name by putting two different

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Who Is I.D.R.? I Don’t Recall. By Rhonda Meredith There has been a lot of buzz lately about I.D.R. Literally. The band was nominated in the “Best New Band” category for the 2010 Texas Buzz Awards this past December. And for good reason…I.D.R. rocks. It was on a cold January night that we caught up with I.D.R. at Pulled Nerve Productions in Webster. Usually after the typical pleasantries are said and done, an interview will take place. But I.D.R. is different. It never felt like an interview. “What you see is what you get,” said I.D.R. front man Roy Hockenberry. And what I saw was a group of guys (five to be exact) who had spent a full day at work, and now here they were at 9 p.m. ready to lay down drum tracks for their debut CD. Actually only one was going to lay drum tracks, but the other four were there in support. You get the idea. I had cheated and researched what the name I.D.R. stood for, but asked anyhow. I am female, and that’s what I do… Honestly, it wasn’t a trick question, but Alex Slay, an (infamous) area drummer who was at the studio shook his head. “I asked that question before, and they said I Don’t Recall. So, I asked again, and they said I DON’T RECALL. Man that was messed up!” It was kind of funny really. Bass player Brett Cardiff agreed, “We get asked that a lot and of course we say, “I Don’t Recall” and people look at us strangely. Really though, we came up with the band name the morning AFTER we spent the night BEFORE thinking up band names… and we couldn’t recall any of them!” So, in a nutshell I.D.R. stands for I Don’t Recall. Anyhow, that was a year ago and the name I.D.R. stuck. During 2010, the band has been working on original material. Their songs have been coined (by me) to be “Southern Punk Metal.” I love the fact I can understand the words Hockenberry is singing. He told me there is no processing on the vocals and less effects than most. He means it when he says, “less is more.” Mark Davis walks in now and says hello. He is I.D.R.’s cofounder (along with Hockenberry) and the lead guitarist. I wanted to know if I.D.R. had any pre-show traditions and Mark raised a bottle (yes, a bottle) of Wild Turkey and smiled. I will say that no actual turkeys have been hurt prior to or after an I.D.R. show. Also, one band member (I won’t say which one) offered up they had spent an hour watching Forrest Gump before

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I.D.R.’s last show. Life is like a box of chocolates, I guess… Maybe it’s Run! I.D.R. Run! I kid! I kid! These guys are the coolest. They are funny, open and honest. It won’t be until maybe late spring or summer that the CD gets finished. There is no timeline, no rush to get out anything that isn’t the band’s best. Hockenberry says, “If we are going to do this, we are going to do it right.” That was the philosophy in forming the band, too. Rounding out the lineup is drummer James McComb and second guitarist Jeremy Peoples. Now James and Jeremy seem like the quieter band members. I could be wrong on first impressions, though. But a birdie did say that after two beers, James is – and I quote – “toast.” Ok, back to talking about the CD. It’s going to be good. Personally, I absolutely love “2012” and “Gasoline.” They make me think of Skynyrd really. The influence is there. The songs are up on I.D.R.’s Myspace page. Well, previous versions are up. I.D.R. is working with Benji Bordelon of Pulled Nerve Productions and getting their sound just right. Hockenberry says he is excited to work with Bordelon. The small recording atmosphere and Bordelon’s years of recording experience is a good fit for I.D.R. Even Pulled Nerve Productions co-owner Cynde Ferris was on hand during I.D.R.’s studio time. The band has universal appeal, puts out good music and is definitely here to stay. Next up I.D.R. will be performing at Warehouse Live on February 13. Check them out on Facebook! And for more information on booking this very cool band, email idontrecall@gmail.com. Tell I.D.R. you read about them in The SCENE Magazine!

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Skyrocket @ Scout Bar

FOLLOWING UP Behind the on our interview of scenes Brian B.C. Carrion, we with caught up with him BC on location shooting his new music video "So Much Better." Produced by Chase Rees at ThinkBIG Productions, it's a story where his girlfriend (played by Clear Springs’ own Lauren Leal) runs off with Cassanova (Bardia Mattin). We chatted music theory, basketball, and – of course – the video. You've heard the song (www.whoisbc.com). This video's ending will surprise you! ;-)

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DO IT AGAIN: You should know now that Katie's books the best rock & roll in the area (we caught Tony Vega's CD release party and J.J. Dynomite there this month) so when they had Gerry Moulton on stage after 25 year sabbatical, we knew the guy was good – and was he! Well, word's getting out that local guitar wizard Dave Hargrave is returning to the local music scene after a similar hiatus J.J. Dynomite @ Katie’s -- We'll be keeping an eye out for further developments.

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IT AIN'T THAT BAD is the title of Magazine’s new CD. We reported catching a demo copy of Magazine's new CD being mixed at Sugar Hill Studios. Close to press time, we scored the actual master disc! A collection of musically crisp perspectives on so many things, it's really pretty good and amongst our collection of Ezra Charles, Ginger Leigh, Wendy Colonna, Billy Bourbon collection of local artists. Catch a CD release party at a SCENE spot in your neighborhood! Mambo Jazz Kings @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 52 HUMDINGER: I was on the SCENE at Allegria with Suzanne and crew celebrating their second year running. The full house celebrated with virtuoso sensation Cindy Thomas heating up the place with everything from Elvis to Madonna. Looking for a nice quiet getaway? This is your place! HEATH VARGAS BENEFIT: He was a father, a student, a son, brother & friend. Hugh & Jeff's were the host to this most excellent benefit with some of the hottest auction action we've ever seen. Thanks to all the H&J Staff, the organizers, and all who came out to support Heath's legacy. Nice job! Speaking of which, Abrahams Tree opened the live music at the event retooled and sounding in tip top shape as they prepare to produce their upcoming CD. Also, with a total of 2 rehearsals under their belts, Clear Lake's newest band, 6 Car Pileup wasted no time with a three set & 45 song play list. These guys (Shawn Pritchard vocals, David Madigan/guitar, Joe Palmero/bass & Rich Mason/drums) debuted at the new Mother's Speakeasy before unleashing at the benefit. If you’re into the ’80s top 40 classics that nobody ever plays – cuz they can’t – check out 6 Car Pileup – out cuz these guys can -- T’was mighty... :-)

Allegria 2nd Anniversary Party

NEW STOP ON THE BEAT: Last month, the SCENE introduced to you the recently opened Big Ben's Tavern. You all got there in a hurry, we see! We stopped in to catch From Guts To Glory's (94.5 FM Buzz Texas Music Band of the Year winner) Jeremy & Drew pull out the unplugged gig. This was new, the place was new, it was all good. This place is certified SCENE ready! - Continued on Page 50

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 53 AUSTINTATIOUS: When we were there, we'd ride dirt bikes along what was to become Mopac. With those kind of memories, it's tough to go back. But that's okay... This month, Austin sent us international performing artist Ginger Leigh, the return of Seabrook singer songwriter Gary Williams (Jackie's Brickhouse & Cockeyed Seagull) who has been busy cutting a new CD, and a great powerful 7 piece 70's party danceband, Skyrocket at the Scout Bar--We made the managers promise to book them again. Don't miss them! MUSIC LESSON: For you none gear freak music lovers out there, musicians often dial in a touch of "reverb" to reinforce the main body of the music. You can hear perhaps the best natural "large room / hall Wood & Wind @ Cockeyed Seagull reverb" at our very own Cockeyed Seagull. It is here where musicians finesse the tall walls into some of the of the best sounding natural sounds in Houston that makes the spine tingle.

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We've been enjoying the natural ambience at the Seagull this month with Myrna Sanders Thursday Open Mic, Greg Wappler and Beavers Crossing, and the Tail Draggers. Don't tell anybody this, it's a secret okay?

GOT MY MOJO WORKING: Since last time we covered the Ezra Charles Texas Blues Band, they won the Houston Regional Blues Finals and are off to Memphis competing at the International Blues Challenge. Before leaving, they Ezra Charles put on a burner of a show at the newly remodeled Jackie's Brickhouse. I like their chances--Best wishes to Ezra and the band! Speaking of best, Jackie's staff and her neighborhood crowd has put forth an incredibly fine effort firmly rooting amongst the area's larger music & dining halls. Cheers! - Continued on Page 51

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Greg Wappler & Beaver's Crossing @ Cockeyed Seagull

Loose Notes by Andy Eng This year's off to a great start on the live music scene and you've the ears to know it. Let's roll.... REFRESHED & READY: We reported a couple months ago that CABOs (former Club Classic) with its live music lineup was SCENE ready and boy are they! We dropped in catching The Slags and 11th Hour. Each time, the place was packed and hopping in the best of ways--We danced our tails off and turn the place over to you...

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Jeremy and Drew @ Big Ben

SO WE DID: Come See My Dead Person (Yup, that's their name, www.csmdp.com) at the new Union Tavern along with their ever frolicking camp of faithful followers. And why not? These cats have figured out how to weave together perhaps the tightest of tapestries with the most genres ever... All at the same 11th Hour @ Cabo time! When you go to the Union, share a ride for easier parking and hardier partying... - Continued on Page 52

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T-Bone Tom's: A Kemah treasure since 1974 By Adam Donaghey February 1 marked the twelfth anniversary since Barry Terrell took over ownership of Kemah staple, T-Bone Tom's. Since then, Barry's expanded the restaurant year after year. Due to his foresight and good judgement, T-Bone Tom's has become a local favorite for outdoor live music, down home cooking, incredible steaks, burgers and barbeque. If I'm in town, I'm in Tom's Backyard on Monday nights (after 5) for 35-cent Wing Night and $6 domestic pitchers – hey, I'm a cheap date. So, catching up with Barry on a Monday seemed fitting. We splurged and had a round of St. Arnold's Winter Stout. A seasonal full bodied beer (it's certainly not $6 a pitcher; but well worth the price), it'll be gone by the end of February. I managed to stave off my hunger a bit in order to hear about the structural history of Tom's Backyard. When Barry took over ownership twelve years ago, T-Bone Tom's was basically just a meat market Musician Jerry Diaz and T-bone Tom’s owner Barry Terrell with dining tables. More than doubling it's original space, he demolished adjacent junk yard buildings and Thursday lunch is some of the best in the Clear Lake Area. If added on Tom's Backyard – a process that's still in the works. A you're feeling historical, swap stories with some of the coffeelively fellow, Barry literally jumped from his seat to show me drinking regulars and you might find out something new each step of the process. Over seven years he slowly expanded about old Kemah. the outside dining area into what it is today. Next time you dine Chock full of appetizers and entrees, dinner at T-Bone Tom's there, be sure to follow all the yellow lines, marking original provides down home comfort inside and a backyard barbeque boundaries. Over the last couple of years, a side patio was atmosphere outside. An ice-cold beer and a burger before the added – expect expansions in the near future – along with the crowds start rolling in, is a great way to spend an afternoon. largest traditionally made palapa in Texas. One of the smartest During happy hour (weekdays, 5 to 7 p.m.), domestic bottles moves the savvy owner has made, the huge palapa keeps folks are $2.50, domestic drafts are $2.25 and pitchers are $6 (half warm in the winter and shady in the summer. pitchers available for $3). Certainly one of the best in the area, Entering the backyard, patrons are dazzled with sparkling lights and, during the spring, summer and fall months, live music six nights a week. Children are ofttimes jumping around in the background, while couples dance the night away. Barry's visions aren't exclusive to structural additions either. Beginning in March, live music in the Backyard extends until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate the late night crowds. If you're a neighbor, don't worry, it's all acoustic from 11 p.m. Regular live music hours are 7 to 11 p.m. on the weekends and 6 to 10 p.m. during the week. All your favorites will be there, including Ezra Charles & the Texas Blues Band, Pee Wee Bowen, and Jerry Diaz & Hannah's Reef, to name a few. A new concept beginning in March to start your week off is Country Fried Sundays, live country music from 5 to 9 p.m. with the likes of Sheila Marshall and Chris Johnson & Cheap Whiskey. But the night life ain't all that's on the menu at T-Bone Tom's. Known for its reasonably priced, scratch-made lunch specials, the restaurant serves up some of the best comfort food in town. My favorite is chicken fried steak on Mondays; and I've heard their southern fried chicken on Tuesday nights and

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the distinctive square-shaped hamburger is a testament to Texas style grilling. Share in T-Bone Tom's national acclaim by ordering a round of homemade pork and beef sausage or a plate of Armadillo Eggs (deep fried jalapeño stuffed with smoked brisket); both featured last year on the Food Network's “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” New items this month are a chicken fried BLT, a fried cheese grilled cheese sandwich on the kid's menu and, back by popular demand, prime rib! Whatever your pleasure, T-Bone Tom's can make it happen for you. Whether you're dining out with the family or sharing appetizers and beers with buddies, come on out to T-Bone Tom's and experience some real local flavor. T-Bone Tom's is located on the southeast base of the Kemah bridge – just look for the barn with a metal roof. tboneNew Menu Item Alert! toms.com. THE CHICKEN FRIED BLT

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VALENTINE’S DAY!! First 50 ladies in RED GET A ROSE & A SPECIAL GIFT! DINNER SPECIAL: Buy any appetizer & any 2 entrees,

GET DESSERT FOR FREE! Live music (6:30 to 10:30pm) with Tom Asbridge

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm • Sat & Sun 11am-6pm

CURRENT SPECIALS ~ SUNDAY ~

OPEN DAILY 11AM-2AM • Full Game Room!

WE HAVE TWO 1500 SQ FT ROOMS with seating for up to 120 people in each Currently taking reservations for engagement parties, wedding parties, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, graduations, private parties, business meetings, special functions, etc.! Call today to book your event!

Are you ready for some football?

>>Super Bowl Party!<< $2 Bloody Marys • $5.50 pitchers • 35¢ Wings DURING GAME ONLY: Serving Buckets & Bones + Free Salsa & Chips • Pool tournament @ 7pm

~ MONDAY ~

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 2/4 ........................................ KAOS

>>Happy Hour All Day<< $12 Domestic Buckets / $15 Import Buckets • $1 Sliders

~ TUESDAY ~

2/3 ...................................... Relics 2/11 .............................. Park Avenue 2/12 ..............................TailDraggers 2/17 .................... HAMILTON LOOMIS 2/18 ....................................Rapture 2/19 ...................... Mambo Jazz Kings 2/25 ..................................11th Hour 2/26 .......... Already Gone & Abbey Road 3/3 ........ Mardi Gras party: Zydeco Joseph 3/4..........Mardi Gras party: Zydeco Joseph TUESDAYS: MAMA CASS KARAOKE Starting 2/15: weekly karaoke contests; $100 cash prize

WEDNESDAYS: WOOD & WIND w/ special guests, Open Mic

7pm-2am $3 Wells • $2 OFF All Appetizers

~ WEDNESDAY ~ >>Hump Night!<< Pool Tournament 8pm in Game Room • $2 Fish Tacos, Ritas On The Rocks & 24-oz Tecate • Buckets & Bones til 11-9pm

~ THURSDAY ~ >>Big Ass Beer Night<< Buy the glass & beer for $6.50; $1.50 refills with purchase of glass • $1 Sliders

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HAPPY HOUR until 9PM HAMILTON LOOMIS ~ SATURDAY ~ FEB. 17 $5.50 Domestic Pitchers • 50¢ Oysters 35¢ Wings & $3.99/lb Crawfish until 6pm

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Wed.: $2 Ritas; On Sun.: $2 Well Vodka Drinks (noon to 7pm)

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House Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, White Zinfandel $4; Well Cocktails $4

-------------------Where: 101 E. Main Street, La Porte When: M - F 3 to 6pm What: Various special

Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $2 Dom Pints, $3 Wells, $4 Wine by glass, $4 Ouzo shots

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($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

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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 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks

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Where: 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. When/What: Scout has fresh, changing promotions. Visit ScoutBar.com to learn more.

-------------------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: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F 3-9pm; Sat & Sun 7-9pm; What: $2 Dom drafts & wells, $2.25 select draft & select calls, $7 pitchers

-------------------Where: 1804 W. FM 646 JAPANESE SAKE BAR When: All Day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is Happy Day What: $2 Shots, Wells, Sake & All Beer

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

Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $2 Dom Draft, $2 Dom Longnecks, $2.75 Wells. (On Mon. &

Where 1026 FM 2094 (in Clear Lake Shores) When: All Day, Every Day What: $2.75 Domestics, $3.50 Imports

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-------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon: $3 wells all night (+ Karaoke), Tues: $2 and $3 pints; Wed: $2 & $3 bottles; Thurs: $3 U-Call-Its; Fri. & Sat. $3 shot special. Sunday $2 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and $2 pints.

------------------Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F: 3pm -7pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine

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-------------------Where: 2555 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F, 4 to 6:30pm What: House Martini $5, Dom Beer $2.75, Shiner Bock $3.25;

Skippers

Where 20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) When: 11am-7pm EVERYDAY! What: $1.25 Dom & $2.50 Import Drafts; $3 Wells; $3.50 House Wine; $3 Mini Marys & $3 Mini Margaritas

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Where: 805 Harris (Kemah) When: M-F 4pm-8pm What: $2 Domestic Draft $3 Import Drafts & Wells $4 Margaritas & Wine

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Where: 550 FM 1959 Dixie Farm Rd. When: E Daily until 7pm What: $2 Dom Longnecks, $1.75 Dom Draft, $2.75 Import Longnecks, $3 Wells, $2 Well Schnapps

-------------------Where: 15210 Highway 3, Suite 105 When: 4 to 7pm What: $3 wells; $3 M.Lite, Bud Lite; $5 Cosmo $5 House Red or White Wine

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender

What: Too much to list!

Where: 2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A

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(I-45 @ FM 646)

When: 4:30 to 7:30pm Sushi & Hibachi Daily What: $2 Dom. Beers, $2 Well Drinks, $2 House Wine, $2 Hot Sake (sm), $3 Cocktail & $4 Martini

-------------------Where: 4449 NASA Road 1 When: M- F 11 am - 7pm, & all day Sat. What: $2.99 House Margaritas

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Where: 1606 Clear Lake City Blvd. When: M-Sat 2pm to 8pm What: $5 House Wine, $5 House Martinis, $3 Import Beer & $2 Domestic Beer

-------------------Where: 4001 Hwy. 146 - Bacliff When: Daily 11am-7pm What: $2 Classic Ritas, $2.50 Domestics. Plus $1 Bloody Marys and Mimosas on Sat & Sun (‘till 1pm)

-------------------Where: 1232 W. FM 646 When: M-F 2 to 7pm & all Sun.

Where: 4438 Boulevard When: Saturday 7am - 4pm & All Day Sunday What: $1.75 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas.

Where: 20760 Gulf Frwy When: M-F 2-6pm What: $3 Wells, Ritas & Bloody Marys. $2 Tues (all domestic & import beer); Wino-Weds (all glasses of wine are $3);

-------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: MonThur 11am7pm; Fri 11-9pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $3 Wells

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Where: 113 E. Sealy, Alvin When: Everyday 2 to 5pm (closed Sunday) What: All Beer $2, Well & Shelf $4, Premiums $6

All information in this guide is believed to be accurate as of press time.

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How long have you worked there? I have worked at Floyd’s for 3 1/2 years! Worked at both locations (Webster & Pearland.) What’s it like? I love it! It’s a great bar crowd and I know 80% of my customers by name. What is it about bartending? I have worked in the kitchen, been a hostess and a server…all good, but bartending lets me be myself. What is it about bartending the customers don’t know? It’s a therapeutic relationship. Signature drink? Bloody Mary. Let’s talk about “Office

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Space” and “Waiting…” “Waiting” hurt the restaurant industry as a whole. The servers in “Office Space” wore flair and that’s a good way to express yourself. Any tips worth mentioning? Yes! I received a $300 tip one night. And another night I met Clay Walker and received free show tickets! (Thanks again Clay if you’re reading!) When not bartending, I am… DJ’ing around town! Who inspires you? My mother Linda. She passed away five years ago. She was the strongest person I know and a fighter.

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the scene’s martini madness Cabocosmo: Cabo Wabo Silver Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime, splash pineapple, cranberry. Key Lime Martini: Absolut Vanilla, Triple Sec, Gingerbread Schnapps, splash of pineapple and fresh lime juice. Cabotini: Absolut Peach, Pears, Mandrin and Raspberri, Blue Carcoa, splash of sprite and pineapple.

These martinis were prepared at:

CABO

We Love Martinis!

2513 NASA Pkwy. in Seabrook (Behind Classic Cafe on the Water)

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Behind the unassuming facade of a shopping center lies a beautiful gem of a wine and cocktail lounge. Enjoy fine wine, martinis & cocktails to complement your hors d’oeuvres. Discover good conversation, read a book, or tap into the free wi-fi in a cozy atmosphere featuring soft jazzy tunes. Allegria also has an Off-Premise License, so we can come to you for wine and cheese tastings, parties, corporate events and catering. Call us for your

Valentine’s Reservations! • Romantic Live Music • Fabulous Food • Intimate Atmosphere Call for more info & visit our Facebook page for updates.

Hours of Operation Tues. - Fri.......4-12am Saturday..........4-1am Sun. & Mon. ..........Closed except for special events, parties and meetings

Email suzanne@allegriawinebar.com to receive our newsletter

Visit Allegria Wine Bar on Facebook | www.allegriawinebar.com 15210 Hwy 3 at Barringer Ln. (Webster) | 281.218.8585

HAPPY HOUR $1.75 DOMESTICS MON-FRI 12-8 PM

281-335-5400

1010B E. NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. $10 BUCKETS: MON, WED, THURS, SUN FEB 5: Gumbo cook off contest! Start cooking @ noon on the back deck. Judging starts @ 5; $20 buy in. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.

FEB 14: My Bloody Valentine’s Party! $12 bottles of champagne FEB 19-20: Mardi Gras Weekend! Crawfish on the back deck w/ Norma & Stephen, zydeco bands & mask contest @ 11pm on Sun. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. MARCH 8: Fat Tuesday Party! All day

2/4 ......FRI..................LOS GALLOS w/ Christina & Courtney 2/5 ......SAT ................HOURGLASS

MARCH 12: Pimps & Hoes Party! 1st,

2/11 ....FRI ..........MICHAEL STEVENS 2nd & 3rd place winners. Starts @ 11pm 2/12 ....SAT..............EDGE OF TEXAS MON. Band night w/Rick 2/18 ....FRI ....................MAGAZINE TUES: $1.50 Wells all day 2/19 ....SAT....GRIZZLIE & special guest

WED & SUN: Cliff’s Karaoke & BEAVER’S CROSSING THURS: Open Mic Night

2/25 ....FRI ............GREG WAPPLER

2/26 ....SAT ................BIG TIP TODD (musicians get happy hour pricing)

+ FREE Bowling w/ Christina 3/4 ......FRI ..........MICHAEL STEVENS FRI: $3.50 Crowns / Christina 3/5 ......SAT ........ZIGGY MOONSHINE & THE BOOTLEGGERS

SUNDAYS Mimosas w/Amanda

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Featured Band

SCOUT BAR to host a range of national acts to Clear Lake in coming months Nickelodeon's Drake Bell & Disney's Emily Osment to perform all-ages show at Scout Bar Tuesday, March 22 By Rhonda Meredith Tickets are on sale now for the Drake Bell & Emily Osment tour. It’s an all ages show at Scout Bar on Tuesday, March 22 with doors opening at 6 p.m. In fact, Clear Lake is only one of three stops the tour is making in Texas! The other two stops are Corpus Christi and Dallas. Neither of those makes sense to travel to when we have a premier venue right here. So don’t wait to get your tickets. Get them now! Thomas Wilson, the owner of Scout Bar, is excited to bring this opportunity to the community. “This show is something fun for the parents and kids. We have had tremendous success and support in the past with the (American Idol alum) David Archuleta shows at other Scout Bar locations. I am excited to be able to seize the opportunity and broaden Scout Bar’s format as well.” I had to press Wilson for the real reason… “Drake Bell plays Indie rock music, and I like it,” laughs Wilson. There you have it! There has been a lot of talk about this tour and it’s sure to be a good one! Both Bell and Osment have built a huge fan base with their TV and musical careers. What you may not know is before Bell became a successful actor as one of stars of Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh”, he co-starred with the one and only Roger Daltrey of The Who

in the 2001 movie “Chasing Destiny.” Daltrey is credited for having taught Bell how to play the guitar. He has received nine Kid’s Choice Awards and released two albums. His third album is due out this year.

Sun Salutation Saturday, Feb. 12 TEXAS HIPPIE CONNECTION

Osment has been a media darling for some time now. She was Hannah Montana’s best friend on the Disney Channel’s hit series for five years and won a Teen Choice award. Her highly anticipated debut album “Fight Or Flight” was just released through Wind Up Records. Opening the show is a pop band from New Jersey called Action Item. You may have heard about them opening for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez! Your family doesn’t want miss this. Scout Bar typically isn’t open on Tuesday nights, but is making an exception for this show. It’s a safe environment for all who attend and you’ll be talking about the memories for a long time to come! Advance tickets are $26 and can be purchased online at frontgatetickets.com or charge-by-phone at (888) 512-SHOW. Tickets are available at Scout Bar’s Box Office during its normal operating hours (Wed-Sun, 8p-2a). Scout Bar is located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd in Houston. For more info, you can call Scout Bar at (281) 335-0002.

Cory Morrow Wednesday, Feb. 23 DEMPSEY’S

Skyrocket Friday, Feb. 25 SCOUT BAR

Drowning Pool Pool @ @ Scout Scout Bar Bar Drowning John Ennis, Ennis, SCENE SCENE John

If the music of Drake Bell and Emily Osment isn’t for you, Scout Bar will also be hosting the return of Platinum recording artist Drowning Pool on Saturday, March 12. Other upcoming national acts include Rehab (Fri., 2/18), 10 Years (Mon., 2/28) and Lords of Acid (Sat., 3/19).

After Party Saturday, Feb. 26 PIER 27 TAVERN

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For your next party or event...

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FABulous FEBRUARY FEBRUARY at FABulous

ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP Fri ..2/4..................................Fidelity Maxx Sat 2/5 ..................................DJ RedWave Sun 2/6................SUPER BOWL PARTY Fri ..2/11 ................................DJ RedWave Sat 2/12 ....DJ RedWave,“Clash” Mixer Fri ..2/18 ................Park One Production Sat 2/19....................................Rock Radio Fri ..2/25 ................................Rockit Bayou Sat 2/26 ..................................After Party

SUPER BOWL XLIV PARTY (Sun., Feb. 6) with Heather & Blake hosted byTHE PIER'S very own LINDI $1.50 td shots • $10 dom buckets $15 imports • Free Food + GAMES!! TD (touchdown) DANCE CONTEST

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2/4 ......WHISKEY TANGO 2/5........................UFC 2/11............David Grace 2/12..The Drive & Midlife Crisis 2/18 ................3 Peace 2/19 ............Rock Radio 2/23 ......CORY MORROW 2/25 ..........Pirate Radio 2/26 ......................UFC

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 “CLASH OFTHE CAUSEWAY” MIXER, PART 2

POKER ON MYTIME MONDAYS KARAOKE ONTIME-OUT TUESDAYS BIGASS BEER &WINE SPECIALS with Heather & Jackie on WINE-DOWNWEDNESDAYS DJ KO ONTHIRSTY THURSDAYS POWER HOUR $2 U-CALL-IT’S ON CALLS 8TO 9PM ON FREAKY FRIDAYS SHAKE A LEG ON SEXY SATURDAYS BEER SPECIALS ON SIMMER-DOWN SUNDAYS 3202 MARINA BAY DR. • 832-864-2660 WWW.PIER27TAVERN.COM

RESERVED SEATING ONLY! $25 per ticket Only 100 tickets available. For tickets: 281-557-0000 or 713-503-2994

TUESDAYS: JEREMY BRADSHAW THURSDAYS: DJ ERIK SUNDAYS: OBSOLETE AUGUST

DAILY SPECIALS MON: $1.50 domestic drafts, 50¢ wings, $3 bombs, $2 wells, $4 crowns; TUES: $2 Domestic Big Ass Beer; WED: $1 drafts $2 wells, $3 bombs & karaoke; THURS: Ladies night! $3 wine, $3 house shots, $3 Jagers, $2 Mic meltdown margaritas and DJ Erik

3612 W. Main Street • League City

281-557-0000 FULL KITCHEN!

Hours of Operation: M-S 11am to 2am


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2 FOR TUESDAY $2 Domestic Bigass Beer Night plus $2 Fish Tacos & LIVE MUSIC

WINGSDAYS (50 cents) $6 Pitchers & KARAOKE

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PRIVATE PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE! Fridays: $3.50 U-Call-It Whiskey & Bourbons

Washington Wednesdays:

Tuesdays: Big Richard

50 cent drinks!

Saturday Night Live: Live Music & Specials

Happy Hour for the WORKING CLASS! $1 Off all Mixed Drinks! $2 Wells, $2 Wines, $2.50 Dom Bottles & Drafts PLUS FREE POOL DURING HAPPY HOUR!!

Fat Tuesday March 8

We have three large screen

GOLDEN TEE GAMES!

Feb. 5:......UFC 126 (Silva vs Belfort) Feb. 26: ......UFC 127 (Penn vs Fitch)

March 19:..UFC 128 (Shogun vs Evans) April 30: ..UFC 129 (GSP vs Shields)

St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day March 17

WE ARE SMOKE FREE INDOORS! HUGE OUT DOOR PATIO WITH BILLIARDS & GAMES.



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