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Ask Me What I Like About Texas!

DICKINSON BAR-B-QUE & STEAKHOUSE Friendly Hometown Cafe with all the Trimmings By Sue Mayfield-Geiger With the Dickinson Bayou meandering nearby and tall pines hugging its banks, the smell of aromatic smoke hovering in the breeze is a sure sign that Texas cooking is also nearby. From police chiefs to mayors to local citizens, they come into Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse daily, grab a tray and watch as heaps of brisket and ribs are piled high on their plates. Or they may opt for juicy hand-cut U.S.D.A. Choice steaks, hand-battered chicken fried steak with cream gravy, or something off the chalk board, regular menu, or partake of one of the daily specials. If the tables were removed, you’d think you might be in a Texas dance hall due to the high cedar ceilings, polished concrete floors, corrugated tin, and western murals on the walls. Outside, Texas wildflowers are in full bloom and picnic tables invite you to sit a spell on the wrap-around front porch or even dine outside. Under the ownership of Keith and Holly Lilley for almost two years, the Lilleys have developed quite a loyal following and have scored several prestigious awards, like the 2011 North Galveston County's Small Business of the Year, and the Galveston County Health Department's Gold Ribbon Award. “Over the last year, I began tweaking the menu,” says Lilley, “and it has now grown into a classic Texas style cafe with not

only the best Bar-BQue in Galveston County, but fresh seafood (from Hillman’s), hand-cut U.S.D.A. Choice steaks, burgers and home style cooking.” Lilley is all about quality, so he started buying Angus Choice meats, sausage from Snook (Texas), and fresh chicken from local Texas producers. “We try to always buy Texas agriculture and produce, and are members of the Go Texan program through the Department of Agriculture,” adds Lilley. The catfish is U.S.A. farm raised, the hamburgers are thick and juicy, and the 20-plus scratch-made desserts by Anna are irresistible. With a good selection of Texas wine and beer, old-fashioned fresh-brewed sweet tea is also on the menu, and always, four flavors of Blue Bell ice cream. “We’re more than just an outstanding bar-b-que restaurant— we have something for everybody,” says Lilley. “We do the best bar-b-que in Galveston County with awards to prove it, but we do everything else well, too,” he adds. With two enormous smokers in the back, the cooking process is a guarded secret as are the sauce recipes. “We have people who come here just to eat our 8-ounce Norwegian salmon,” says Lilley, reminding me of the versatility of the menu. “Many come in just for our flat-grilled burgers, others just for steaks or seafood, and some for our famous chef salads (dressings all homemade) or scratch-made desserts.”

In a hurry, but still want that great Texas cuisine? Dickinson Bar-B-Que has a convenient drive-thru with a large hand-painted Texas mural on the outside of the building to enjoy while guests order everything from cheeseburgers and bar-b-que Family Packs to 24-ounce ribeyes. Of course, you can always call ahead and have your order waiting for you as you drive up to the window.

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It was important to Lilley to offer a wider selection of side orders, so he added turnip greens, real mac/cheese, black-eyed peas, jalapeño pinto beans, baked beans, dirty rice, fried okra, garlic mashed potatoes and many other items such as the Texas Caviar (black-eyed pea salad), while keeping the famous signature redskin potato salad and cole slaw. Onion rings are handbattered, so you definitely want to try those. Speaking of hand-battered, the chicken fried steaks and chicken are dipped in buttermilk and Lilley’s special seasoned breading. - Continued on Page 21

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Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice Dear Friend, Memorial Day weekend is the time when we as a nation collectively pay tribute to the servicemen and women who have died in service to their country. America was founded on the basic principles of freedom that many take for granted today. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and the right to representation when your money is being taxed are ingrained in our psyche. The freedom to worship as you choose or have a voice in your own future are also God-given rights that we Americans enjoy. These freedoms come at a high price. The price has been the blood, sweat, tears and lives of hundreds of thousands of brave Americans. They have given all so that we may enjoy those freedoms. For a decade, our nation has been fighting terrorists and those that harbor them, primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, 4,454 US servicemen and in Afghanistan, 1,582 U.S. servicemen have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Thousands of other brave soldiers have come back wounded to a grateful nation and we owe them dignity, honor and the best resources possible to re-engage in civilian or non-combat life. It is truly a special day of remembrance because it is the one forged in the blood of over 2.7 million of American servicemen and women. Those lives were precious and it is incumbent upon us to remember them, honor them and ensure that their sacrifices

Navy Petty Officer Zarian Wood Hometown: Houston, TX

count. Every single one of those lives mattered to someone, and so they should matter to all of us.

Lance Corporal Garrett Gamble Hometown: Sugarland, TX Spec. Jarrett P. Griemel Hometown: La Porte, TX

This is an important opportunity to remember those from our communities who gave their lives in service to our nation. Here is a list of residents (listed at right) of the 22nd Congressional District of Texas who were killed in service to our nation and for the freedoms upon which our nation was founded. I humbly thank them for their sacrifice and honor their memory. God bless them and their families. On this Memorial Day, we also remember the many brave patriots who defended our nation in previous wars and the sacrifices they gave for our liberty. We also remember the families of our servicemen. They too make huge sacrifices and worry and pray for the safety of their loved ones. This is a time for our nation to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by the generations of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who have honorably defended our freedoms and way of life. On this Memorial Day and every day, may they and all of the fallen throughout history always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless America! Thank you. Very respectfully, Pete Olson

Publisher’s Note: Just as we were putting the final touches on this issue, I recieved a Memorial Day e-mail from Pete Olson, U.S. Representative for Texas’ 22nd Congressional district. I decided to scrap my original plans for a column in this space in favor of sharing Rep. Olson’s message. - John Ennis, SCENE Publisher

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Pfc. Joseph G. Harris Hometown: Sugarland, TX Operation Iraqi Freedom Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson Hometown: League City, TX Sgt. Barry K. Meza Hometown: League City, TX Lance Cpl. William L. Miller Hometown: Pearland, TX Lance Cpl. Wesley J. Canning Hometown: Friendswood, TX Sgt. Joshua A. Ward Hometown: Needville, TX Sgt. Omar L. Mora Hometown: Texas City, TX Staff Sgt. Timothy B. Cole Jr. Hometown: Missouri City, TX 1st Lt. Kile G. West Hometown: Pasadena, TX Spec. Michael J. Jaurigue Hometown: Texas City, TX Corporal Dan H. Nguyen Hometown: Sugarland, TX Sgt. Robert M. McDowell Hometown: Deer Park, TX Spec. Philip C. Ford Hometown: Freeport, TX Lance Cpl. Ryan A. Miller Hometown: Pearland, TX Sgt. Jose Guereca Jr. Hometown: Missouri City, TX

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Casper’s Billiards & Barbecue:

Not your typical pool hall! By Adam Donaghey When I pass by a pool hall, my stomach doesn’t exactly rumble. Typically, pools halls are smoky, dusty and feature pizza that tastes like cardboard or tortilla chips covered in fake cheese. When I sunk my teeth into a tender ribeye at Casper’s, however, I instantly changed my way of thinking. There’s something unique about San Leon – it’s got some of the best food in the Bay Area (and it won’t break the bank either). When Captain Roy built his pool hall, he decided folks might want to enjoy their time at their own pace – maybe have a few drinks and

some dinner and then a couple of rounds of pool. He decided to build in San Leon in order to get away from all the crowds downtown (the view of the Bay doesn’t hurt either). His no-rush approach has created a pleasant atmosphere that just doesn’t seem to exist at your average pool hall. As I was chomping down that ribeye, Roy informed me that every piece is cut separately, each time a steak is ordered. I seriously felt like I was in a bona fide steakhouse – only, this pound of beef is $14.95. But that was Roy’s steak. I had the chicken fried steak sandwich – on special for $4.50, along with a variety of other choices Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For half of what it should cost, that hefty sandwich could easily be split between two people. I’m proud to say I finished it all by myself and enjoyed every minute of it. And granted, Leighann behind the bar told me the kitchen might have spoiled me a bit since I was from The SCENE and all. - Continued on Page 21

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Chef Brent Evans Signature Bistro 1918 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook • 281-474-4455 Background / Experience: At the age of 15, I started working at various Houston restaurants throughout my high school years. I started working on the line at the age of 18 at the Petroleum Club in Fort Worth. I worked my way up to Sous Chef under David Hester who was the Executive Sous. After that I moved to Denton to work for two Jamaicans at the Banana Tree (Ital Food). Then moved to The Greenhouse, which had a split menu of vegetarian and carnivore. I ran the vegetarian side. I moved back to Houston in 2003 where I started work and culinary school. (Previously, I had been a poli sci major.) I went to work for Jason Kerr at Zula. Left there to work for Monica Pope and Jonathan Jones at Beaver’s. January 2009, I opened my own place, Holister Grill. But was forced to leave due to being diagnosed with Cancer. I spent May 2009 through July 2010 going through various surgeries and chemotherapy. I was cleared to work January 2011, and started at Signature Bistro. I was offered the Executive Chef position in late February. I brought on Mike Blanchard – who I’ve known for the better part of a decade – as my Sous Chef. I could not do what I do if it weren’t for him. Specialty: Seafood / New American. Signature Dish: Crispy skin snapper with tequila infused South Western roasted corn salsa over spinach risotto. Have you prepared a meal for anyone famous? Mike from Phish used to eat my vegi burritos when I toured with them. I also used to cook for various Houston Oilers. I worked with The Big Wu and would cook for them when they were in Texas. Please share one special cooking tip or technique with our readers: Learn five dishes and learn them well. (Breakfast doesn’t count.) Take those dishes and try to vary them each time you make them. Eventually, you will come up with something you can call your own.

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proud “OPA!” and absolutely love the feeling it brings on! Let me tell you about my first time to enjoy Skippers Friday night entertainment... First and foremost, Skippers has some of the kindest servers around. Knowledgeable as well! If you are a little challenged when it comes to Greek cuisine, your server is your best friend. On this particular Friday, Nikki was my “guide” for the evening and helped me choose “Saganaki” to try. Saganaki is a Greek cheese that is set on fire at the table and eaten with pita bread. You are supposed to use lemon wedges to put the fire out, but (oops) my husband used them to flavor his water. Nikki did not judge! Opa! Second and very important is the entertainment. The music was provided by George Kitidis (bouzouki) and Nikkos Leontoudis (accordion). Kitidis is very smooth like a Greek Frank Sinatra. His voice is deep and rich. Leontoudis’ deft fingers mastered the accordion keys. Kitidis introduced the beautiful belly dancer named Jahari as she danced gracefully with swaying hips and clicking finger cymbals. - Continued on Page 20

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Skippers: Continued from Page 20 To the delight of the crowd, Jahari moved around each table within the room. She had a slight smile and peaceful expression. After a brief break, we were treated to a second belly dancer who had a different style. Lauren had a darker costume, darker hair with a flower, a more athletic dance, and a mysterious look on her face. Both performances were absolutely amazing. (I admit to googling belly dancing lessons when I got home!) Opa! Lastly – and so interesting – Skippers’ history: The owners are John and Terry Psarovarkas. They were introduced in 1971 in New York and married six months later. Based on the recommendation of a friend, John and Terry moved to Houston in 1978. In 1994, Skippers Greek Cafe opened in Clear Lake Shores. They are hands on. In fact, Terry was at the register when we visited. She is the matriarch in the family friendly atmosphere. Friday night will never be the same again. Shout it with me: OPA! Go visit Skippers! This quaint diner is located at 1026 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. They open at 5:30 a.m. each day and customers have gushed over the breakfast! It’s okay if you aren’t an early riser since it is served all day. Equally yummy are the original Greek family recipes. Visit their website at www.skipperscafe.com or call 281334-4787 for additional information. Tell them you read about Skippers in The SCENE.

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Dickinson Bar-B-Que: Cont. from Page 10 Hospitality is definitely in vogue here as employees greet you, offer samples and walk you through the menu. You will no doubt run across Keith and Holly since they are there daily to make sure your visit is enjoyable. The Lilleys have a wall devoted to hometown heroes that contains photos of people and friends who frequent the restaurant – like Apollo 13’s Gene Kranz, Blue Angels’ Al Cisneros, and WWII’s Glen McDuffie (the sailor who kissed the nurse on VE-day). Lilley says the collection is growing weekly! “You never know who you might see in here these days,” he adds. “We are a casual gourmet version of a good, old-fashioned Texas restaurant,” says Lilley, “with live blue grass on most Friday nights and blues (forthcoming) on Saturday nights.” Catering is available and in high demand; and Family Packs are extremely popular. Off the menu items you need to ask about: Chicken ’n dumplings on Sundays and Wednesdays. Need something kosher? Try the Rueben sandwich.

recently built a huge addition, in order to clear a few pool tables out of the main dining room, keep it non-smoking and fill the area with more dining tables. Billiards aficionados will be happy to know that after the addition is complete, Casper’s will have 18 top of the line tables (4.5 by 9 Gold Crown Brunswicks, to be exact). It’ll also serve as a smoking area – perfect for pool players who come in when the upstairs area is closed off. Along with pool tables, the addition will also feature two dart boards. Casper’s is well known for being an official US Open and Vegas Nationals Billiards Tournament qualifier; but it also hosts a variety of amateur tournaments as well. This month Casper’s will host the Tiger Amateur Tour on June 18 and 19. For more information or to register, go to www.tigeramateurtour.com. Ranked #4 in the nation by Billiard’s Digest, Casper’s Billiards and BBQ is definitely one of the coolest places to play pool in the area. That coupled with the quality of food and casual atmosphere of the establishment makes Casper’s a fantastic option for a sit down meal – with or without the billiards. Casper’s is located off of Bayshore Drive in San Leon at 137 21st St. Closed on Mondays, the restaurant and pool hall is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, except on Fridays and Saturdays, when it’s open until midnight. For more information, call Casper’s at 281-559-1400.

Saying they are very proud to live, work and serve the Galveston Bay Area community, Keith and Holly have proven that by their myriad local fund raising efforts, community activism, and a mural painted above the open kitchen that depicts almost every city in Galveston County. Artifacts and local memorabilia pepper the walls.

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With one son already at Texas A&M and another about to enter, the Lilleys will soon face the empty nest. But we doubt their Friday nights will get too lonely since they have a whole village to feed. “We want people to come in, relax, enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir, and let us hand-cut them a 16-ounce ribeye or throw a burger on the grill or whatever they choose.”

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Kemah’s Favorite Restaurant is Back with Kristine Serving Seafood, Steaks, Chicken and German Specialties with a European Flair

In addition to specials on the cheap and high quality charco broiled steaks, Casper’s features themed buffets three days of the week. BBQ Wednesday features pork ribs, sliced brisket, red beans & rice and all the fixins from 5 to 8 p.m.; come in at the same time on Friday to catch a smorgasbord of fresh seafood; and Sunday “morning” (around 1 p.m.) come in for a homestyle selection grandma would be proud of, including chicken fried steak, pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans.

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DADDIN’- The Verb of Being A Dad, The book that Redefines Fatherhood By Domino Taylor Just in time for Father’s Day and graduation ceremonies, a new and relevant book is on the market, Daddin’ – The Verb of Being a Dad. This book, written by local author Dion McInnis, reflects on being a dad and the different stages that redefine fatherhood and re-introduce the word “dad” as a verb.

When asked about what the title means, McInnis (Associate Vice President for Office of Author Dion McInnis and his sons University Advancement for University of Housspeaker and loving ton Clear Lake) commented, “In our society, mothers mother. They husband and father. care for, nurture and love children in ways that give meaning and He brings his love of understanding to the verb “to mother.” He continued to explain, stories, images and “When we talk about a man fathering a child, the intended mean- words together to ing is usually that the man sired a child. What are the verbs that share with audiences describe what happens each day for a father? The verb of being a the wisdom, beauty dad is now daddin’.” and joy of life, expression, creativity and humanity. He previously published Listen to This is a word we will hear more and more because it makes Life: Wisdom in Life’s Stories with Xlibris, and three photography sense by definition. We have all seen the plaques “Anyone can be books. He has been on many boards, but currently holds the posia Father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad”, but the verb tion of the Board President for The Arts Alliance Center of Clear daddin’ took it a step further. Lake. For more of his works and workshops, visit www.dionmcinThis book blends stories and insights of being a son to a father nis.com. Pick up this book for yourself or someone special. It is a and father to three sons, over the years. The break down of great summer read! Daddin’ is into chapters that define the milestones as a part of the Note from the columnist, Domino Taylor: I have known daddin’. The chapters are Havin’, Learnin’, Listenin’, Lovin’, Playin’, Dion for several years and had the opportunity to work with him Fishin’, Growin’, Leavin’ and Livin’. Each one of these chapters is on many occasions including the V.A.S.E. Project. He inspired me from the perspectives of being a father of three boys and as a son. on many levels, since he is also a lay minister, but one particular Not only will the reader know and enjoy his stories and poems, but “nugget” I received from him was to write my own book (in through this book there will be stories that the reader could learn progress) because he reminded me everyone has a story, and he about his or hers family and their own process. went on to say to me, “Never forget the power of your stories, When talking about why create the book, McInnis answers that and thank you for sharing them.” Several years ago, Dion started a he never had a choice but to create the book and preceded with non-profit foundation to save women’s stories and images that ina quick poem. spire, www.herlegacies.com and another for professionals, comI have no more control over this munity leaders and volunteers involved in fundraising. Through Dion’s inspiration we can achieve our vision. Best wishes, Dion! Than over my heart beating or

My lungs taking in breath My boy comes into my view And I smile And swell with pride and love McInnis had a box of “treasures” that most parents posses that are full of homemade cards, gifts and accomplishments from his children. But it was how to develop the stories and the book concept that took years. He struggled with how to organize it all and came up with the verb. To be a father is to live out verbs in moments. This is a book of moments and world of daddin’. Not only is Dion McInnis a university administrator, his bio reads like the ultimate Renaissance Man with an modern version of displaying expressions. He is a poet, author, photographer, public

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morning, 1210 Anders, Seabrook, 281-4749142, www.hcpl.net Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.;Toddler Time on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.; Pre-School Time on Monday & Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.; Children’s Chess Club on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Special Days: 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.;

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June 5- June 19: Borderline Crazies, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, Fri, Sat. 8pm, & Sun.2:30pm, 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickinson, www.bayareaharbourplayhouse.com 281337-SHOW, wwwbayareaharbourplayhouse.com.

PreK Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W.Walker, League City, 281-338-4860

June 9 & 24: BAWL Critique Sessions 7:30 pm; both at Barnes & Nobles, Bay Area Blvd. and Gulf Freeway, 7:30 www.bawl.org

La Porte Library: Tuesday is Story Time with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.; Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.;Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net

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June 11 & 25: CLAW Writers group, TAACCL. 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-3357777 June 18: Word Factory,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

CHILDREN’S ART June 11: Imagination Station, Free Art Program for Children, (last one for the school year) TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281333-7777, www.taaccl.org Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook.Temporarily in Seabrook Community House with storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday

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Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8 a.m. - 9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-4742551, www.abnc.org 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, 281-5542994. Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Warbird Rides available. Call for more information. San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. - 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-4792421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org

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2011 Lunar Rendezvous Festival Golf Tournament A Great Success The Annual Lunar Rendezvous Festival’s Golf Tournament, “Come Fly with Me in the 21st Century”, was held on Monday, May 2nd, at Bay Oaks Country Club, 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd in Houston. Event Chairman, Tracey Farmer, would like to thank co-chairs, Penny Brockway and Tammy Horton, sponsors, donors, festival volunteers, and players for being part of such a fun and successful tournament. CCISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, PhD. HonoraryTournament Chairman, greeted players and volunteers along with Festival King, John Wilkins, while both rode in a top of the line golf cart provided by Gulf Coast Golf Carts. Former Harlem Globetrotter player and coach, “Sweet Lou” Dunbar, golfed with a team from Midwest Steel. Mr. Dunbar, currently the Harlem Globetrotter’s Director of Player Personnel, signed a basketball that was one of the many items found in the Silent Auction. A delicious lunch was donated byT-Bone First Place Team with 2011 Lunar Rendezvous Tom’s, Kemah. Festival Queen, Kathrynne Garcia 2011 Lunar Rendezvous Festival Queen, Kathrynne Garcia, handed out the tournament awards during the evening dinner donated by Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, Webster. The first place team: Ron Masters, Mike McCaffrey, John Harkrider and David Parmer, was presented a. large crystal obelisk trophy; second place team: Jim Maultsby, Larry Moser, James Joyce, and Pat Suggs, received a medium crystal obelisk trophy; third place team: Michael Landolt, Herb Miller, Judge Louie Ditta, and Kyle Schneider, received a small crystal obelisk trophy. Hole-in-One Sponsors, lunch and dinner donors, and Dr. Smith were pre- (L-R) Louie Ditta, John Wilkins, Dr. Greg Smith, Michael Landolt, Kyle Snyder, and Herb Miller sented plaques for their generous support. Ms. Farmer stated the tournament would not have been as successful without the generous support from the following businesses and individuals: Merrill Lynch, tournament underwriter; awards underwriters: Greenberg Traurig and PBK Architects; beverage underwriters: Silver Eagle and The Arms Room; printing underwriters: The Farmer Family, US Builders, Deborah Bly, and Digitex Corp; hole-inone sponsors: Lexus of Clear Lake, Norman Frede Chevrolet, Advan- (L-R) ) Tournament Cotage BMW MINI of Clear Lake, Chair Penny Brockway, and Gulf Coast Golf Carts; Closest & Tournament Chairto the Pin sponsor, Derrick Sysman Tracey Farmer tems, LLC; and many generous donors: Midwest Steel, Houston Pilots, Property Com- “Sweet Lou” Dunbar & 2011 LRF Queen merce, Maxim Group, and Lewis Jewelers. Photos courtesy of Pam Culpepper, jPamela Photography

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Lunar Rendezvous Festival LUNAR RENDEZVOUS FESTIVAL 2011 - COME FLY WITH ME General Chair

Kelli M. Byrd

2011 Calendar of Events

General Vice Chair

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Terri Dieste

Kick-Off Party

Already Happened

U of H, Clear Lake

Vicki Lilly-Tallman, Tisa Foster

Tennis Tournament

Already Happened

The Fitness Center in SSH

Kevin and Ruth Duke

Golf Tournament

Already Happened

Bay Oaks Country Club

Tracey Farmer Penny Brockway

Sponsor Appreciation

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Invitation Only

Paula Black Carol Webber

Dining Event

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tommy’s Rest. Oyster Bar

Jenny McCorkle Annie Cummings

Family Fun Night

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Putt-Putt Fun House

Brandy Culp Jennifer Farley

Honeywell Fun Run

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Space Center Houston

Jay Lee Jennifer Mason

Denise Taylor-Sanders Renee McCoy (Co-Chair)

Sunset Service

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Clear Lake United Methodist

Tammy Barrier Therese Ruff

Little Ladies in Waiting/Pages Chair

Fashion Show

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)

Jill Reason Angela Jenkins

Coronation Ball

Saturday, July 30, 2011

San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)

Lea Bodie Julie Kiersh

Treasurer

Lisa Holbrook Publicity

Pam Moore Programs Chair

Ilana Cowan Ads Chair

Ashley Harral Corp. Sponsor Coordinator

Kate Byrd Royals Chair

Elizabeth Olin Jana Miller (Co-Chair) Court Chair

Terri Dodd Stephanie Roush (Co-Chair) Auction Chair

Sylvia Nolan Tricia Totten (Co-Chair) Opportunity Drawing Chair

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The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting the Bay Area Museum, college scholarships for students, area libraries, cultural arts groups, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries as well as many other local nonprofit groups. For more information about this year’s festival, please contact 2011 Festival General Chairman, Kelli M. Byrd at kmbyrd@wadecocpa.com, or General Vice Chairman, Terri Dieste at tldieste@aol.com . You may also contact the Bay Area Museum, at 281-326-5950, for updates, or visit the festival’s website at www.lunarrendezvous.org.


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Weekends on the Water

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 venus 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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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.

1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100

• www.spacecenterhouston.com

2. MOODY GARDENS

6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS

10. ELLINGTON FIELD

14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

1 Hope Blvd. (Galveston)..800-582-4673

3523 Highway 134 ..........281-479-2431

510 Ellington Field ........713-847-4200

6310 Avenue T. ............409-925-1401

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3. KEMAH BOARDWALK

7. ART ALLIANCE CENTER

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR

710 4th Street ..............281-334-9880

2000 NASA Parkway ....281-335-7777

One Monument Circle ......281-479-2421

2500 South Shore Blvd.....281-334-1000

4. SCHLITTERBAHN

8. GULF GREYHOUND PARK

12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER

16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

2026 Lockheed ............409-770-9283

1000 FM 2004..............409-986-9500

Texas 35 and Mustang ....281-388-1134

1150 Big League Dreams...281-316-3400

5. CLEAR LAKE REC. AREAS

9. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE

13. ARMANDBAYOUNATURECTR.

17.THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE

Multiple locations around Clear Lake

806 NASA Parkway ......281-333-0579

8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551

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GALVESTON ATTRACTIONS: 27. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 28. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 29. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Galveston713- 629-3700 30. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 31. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 32. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 33. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 34. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 35. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 36. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114

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HOUSTON ATTRACTIONS: 39. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 40. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 41. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 42. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 43. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 44. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 45. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500


East meets West as TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE brings performance boating’s signature event back to Clear Lake The 4th Annual TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE is taking place this month, June 24 and 25. This Texas weekend is focused on high-end performance boating starting with a welcoming “Stampede Street Party” on Friday evening featuring a $2,500 Miss Outlaw Bikini Contest, waterfront viewing of performance boats and vendor displays, Texas champion BBQ cooking teams, and live entertainment. The Saturday “Gunslinger Poker Run” and “Outlaw GPS Shoot-out” competitions are an exciting combination of poker running while logging an event certified GPS MPH. GPS hand-held units are issued to each Captain at the safety meeting prior to the 70-mile run. The final stop involves the posting of the GPS recall feature (highest speed attained throughout the day) by event officials, in addition to the winning poker hands. This event has become a true “East meets West” party with many out-of-town performance boat friends enjoying the unforgettable Texas hospitality while supporting proceeds for local volunteer aquatic conservation efforts and selected charities. National marine industry support for this event has been strong since the inaugural year, with sponsorships from Cigarette, Donzi, Fountain, Pier 57, Florida Powerboat Club, Bullock Marine, Clear Lake Marine, Victory Marine, Rtech Performance and Endeavour Marina. Previous year’s events have included teams representing more than half a dozen states and Canada, all vying for the now-infamous six-shooter Gunslinger trophies in over 20 classes, membership into the notorious Outlaw 100+MPH Club, or for the fastest entry, the Big Gun Shootout Award. Producers have awarded more than $32,000 in cash prizes to participants throughout the first three years of this event, and this year the Texas Outlaw Challenge is welcoming all original “Outlaws” who have participated in previous years to pre-register for 2011 at no charge, by bringing two new registered boats and friends to the 2011 event. With a committed invitation and participant appreciation like that, event organizers are predicting more than 100 participating in the event this year.

Texas Outlaw Challenge Schedule Thursday, June 23: OUTLAW PRE-PARTY 4 to 7pm ........Local Outlaw Registration....................Lance’s Turtle Club 6pm ..............BBQ Dinner & Local Sponsor Appreciation ........Turtle Club 8 to 12pm ......Local “Horse” Power Show at Docks................Turtle Club (All Docks Reserved on Friday and Saturday for Event Sponsors...but not Friday)

Friday, June 24: STAMPEDE PARTY 2 to 7pm ........Registration Activities & Street Show ..Endeavour Grounds 7 to 11pm ......BBQ Dinner, Silent & Calcutta Auction Endeavour VIP Area (Registration Wristbands are Required for all Friday & Saturday Events)

Saturday, June 25: GUNSLINGER POKER RUN & GPS SHOOTOUT 9 to 9:45am....Check-In & Breakfast ..................Sam’s Boat Restaurant 9:45 to 10am..Captains Safety Meeting ......................Sam’s Boat Patio 10 to 10:30am..Gunslinger Poker Run Departure ........Clear Lake Channel (Poker Run Stops are random. Enjoy your own pace and schedule.)

7 to 10pm ......Dinner & Awards..................................Stampede Stage 10pm ............Miss Outlaw Bikini Contest ....................Stampede Stage 11pm++ ........Clear Lake Saloon Party Crawl......Local Sponsor Locations Sunday June 26: BACK IN THE SADDLE OUTLAW SEND-OFF 9am to Noon ..Ranch-Hand Brunch ........................Holiday Inn - Kemah Noon –> ?......Outlaw Pool Party......................Kenny Armstrong’s CASA

Wednesday Sailboat Races

Rock The Dock (Thursdays)

Fireworks Fridays

Weekly until October • Clear Lake

Weekly thru August • Kemah Boardwalk

Weekly in June • Kemah Boardwalk

Something every WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY evening in June


It’s “Surf’s Up” at

KAHUNA JOE’s

It’s hot. No two truer words have been said lately. But there are two words that will make it all better... Kahuna Joe’s! The tropical setting of Kahuna Joe’s is nestled within the center of League City’s charm and offers a cool slice of paradise. On the menu are items made with authentic Hawaiian shaved ice, ice cream, green, tropical iced or jasmine tea, natural fruit purees and jellies. The names given to the bestsellers at Kahuna Joe’s make these refreshing items even cooler: Shark Attack, Texas Twister, Bonzai Pipeline, Waikiki Dream and Hula Breeze. On this particular day, it was 300 degrees outside and an intervention was necessary. No, it was a necessity, and the short trip to Kahuna Joe’s was needed stat! A Hula Breeze was ordered with pineapple fruit puree and mango jelly. With a blink of an eye, this amazing concoction was handed back complete with a big fat straw. Yes, the straws are as gigantic as the portions! Relief of frostiest magnitude was racing through my veins. Brain freeze never felt so good. Summertime is here, so go where the temperature drop tastes delicious seven days a week. The staff is happy to serve you, and the prices are very family friendly. Spoiler alert: There is a piece of bubblegum at the bottom of their shaved ice treats! Kahuna Joe’s is located at 812 East Main

Street closer to Kansas St. than Highway 3. Coming soon, this summer is Kahuna Joe’s Kemah location! It’s a brand new development at the corner of 4th and Bradford. They will be hiring in mid-June for this spot. For more information, friend Kahuna Joe’s on Facebook (Be looking for their “Grand Opening” invite, too) or call 281-338-6090. Kahuna Joe’s may be just what you are looking for in great fund raiser partner or sponsor. Shoot them an email at info@kahunajoes.com and learn more. Kahuna Joe’s has been recognized by Channel 11, the Houston Chronicle and are SCENE Magazine approved. (Pssst! Don’t forget to use the coupon in their ad on the bottom of this page!)

- Rhonda Meredith


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Pier 27 Tavern

1. 146 Roadhouse ............................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 2. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge..................15210 Hwy 3 3. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ........700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 4. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 5. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 6. Barbed Rose ........................113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 7. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 8. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ........2660 Marina Bay Drive 9. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 10. Big Ben ............................................20237 Gulf Freeway 11. Boondoggles ..................................4106 NASA Parkway 12. Bullrito’s ....................1820 Nasa Parkway (Nassau Bay) 13. Bullrito’s ..................12617 Underwood Road (La Porte) 14. Bullrito’s ........................3709 Center Street (Deer Park) 15. Bullrito’s............4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy (Pasadena) 16. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 17. Cafe Under The Oaks ..........615 E Main Street (FM 518) 18. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 19. Cellar Wine Bar ......................1606 Clear Lake City Blvd. 20. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. Club Pure ..........................229 E NASA Rd. 1 (Webster) 24. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 25. Coffee Oasis ....................................4650 Nasa Parkway 26. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ......................309 4th Street 27. Cuisine of India ................................1212 Nasa Parkway 28. Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille ............11500 Space Center 29. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..................3612 W. Main Street 30. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 31. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 32. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 33. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 34. D’Vine Wine - Kemah......................................709 Harris 35. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 36. Eduardo’s Mexican Kitchen ..................911 NASA Pkwy 37. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 38. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 39. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 40. Fox and Hound ................................12802 Gulf Freeway

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41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 Fm 517 Rd 43. Green Parrot..................22323 Bayshore Dr. (San Leon) 44. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 45. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 46. Jackie B’s Sports.Spirits..................352 N. Gulf Freeway 47. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 48. Kahuna Joe’s ..................812 East Main Street (FM 518) 49. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 50. Kemah Cafe ..............................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 51. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 52. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 53. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 54. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 55. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 56. Leila’s Mexican Restaurant ..................18119 Egret Bay 57. Luna’s Restaurant (Hilton) ............3000 NASA Parkway 58. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 59. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 60. Mackey’s ....................................20801 Gulf Frwy (I-45) 61. Mamacita’s - Clear Lake........................515 E Nasa Rd 1 62. Mamacita’s - Pasadena ..............7325 Spencer Highway 63. Maribelle’s ....................................3136-C NASA Road 1 64. Mario’s Italian • Seabrook ......1304 Bayport (HWY146) 65. Mario’s Italian • Webster ................618 NASA Parkway 66. Masa Sushi Fusion ..............................977 Nasa Road 1 67. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ............................1804 W. FM 646 68. Matt’s Restaurant & Lounge ......3202 Marina Bay Drive 69. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe ........18033 Upper Bay Rd. 70. Mely’s - League City......2951 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094) 71. Merlion on 4th ........................................1301 4th Street 72. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar 20911 Gulf Freeway, Suite A 73. Monkey Bar ..........................................605 6th Street C 74. Neptune Subs ........1917 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 75. Noah’s Ark ................................4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 76. Outriggers ......101 Bath Ave. (Under Seabrook Bridge). 77. Palapa’s......................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 78. Pelican Grill ..................3142 Nasa Parkway (Seabrook) 79. Pier 27 Tavern ................3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 80. Pizza King ........................103 Davis Road (League City)

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81. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 82. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ............ 83. Pomodoro’s Italian Restaurant & Pizz 84. Red River BBQ ............................191 85. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4410 H 86. San Luis Resort ........................5222 87. Scout Bar ........................................... 88. Sherlock’s........................................24 89. Signature Bistro ..........1918 NASA Pa 90. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 2094 (C 91. Smoking J’s ....................550 FM 195 92. South Shore Harbour Resort..2500 So 93. Sporting News Bar & Grill ................8 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................1020 NA 95. Sudie’s ..............................352 Gulf Fw 96. Terrace Cafe ....................609 Bradford 97. Tequila Mia’s ................................800 98. The Spot ........................3204 Seawal 99. The Davenport ......................1235 Cl 100. The Hop............................................ 101. The Naked Cupcake ..............4611 1 102. The Tree House ................................ 103. Three Oaks Fine Wines ................60 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ................... 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 ................30 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4416 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar ..25 108. Topwater Grill ......................815 Ave 109. T-bone Tom’s.................................... 110.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 Marin 111. Union Tavern ............................435 E 112. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ........926 113. Zone 504 .........................................

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On the Water 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta • June 24-26 The 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta, hosted by the Houston Yacht Club, is June 24-26 at HYC. The Leukemia Cup Regatta, which is open to all sailors, is more than just a sailing event, according to HYC Past Commodore Cheryl Thomas, regatta chair. This year’s regatta is comprised of several different events to include a golf tournament, a Blues on the Bay Fundraising Party, a Kickoff Party in Houston, a Sip and Sail and culminating with the regatta June 24-26. The golf tournament, Blues on the Bay and Kickoff Party were held last month and were a huge success, accord-

Friday-Sunday, June 24-26: Leukemia Cup Regatta at HYC. Friday: Skippers’ Meeting begins at 7 p.m. at HYC; Saturday: Races, party with dinner, music, silent auction, live auction; Sunday: Races, Trophy Presentation

2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta Schedule of Events Tuesday, June 7: Sip and Sail at Sullivan’s which is located at 4608 Westheimer Road in Houston. The event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. There is a $20 donation at the door, which includes appetizers and two glasses of wine. Learn how you can help “Raise a Sail” to help cure blood cancers without leaving land.

4th Annual Halloween in June Saturday June 11 • Multiple Events Texas Outlaw Challenge June 23 - 25th • Multiple Events

Leukemia Cup Spectator Boat Join us on the 100-foot air conditioned Observer and watch the Leukemia Cup Regatta racing action in style. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased by calling the HYC Office at 281-471-1255. Lunch and cold drinks will be provided each day. Spectators will board the Observer at 10 a.m. both June 25 and June 26. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Notice of Race and Online Race Registration is available on the HYC Web site at www.houstonyachtclub.com.

ing to Thomas. The remaining schedule of events is as follows:

Upcoming Calendar

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of 47 national sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers. All funds raised in the Leukemia Cup Regatta are used for research to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease and for patient services in our area. For more information on the regatta, please visit us online at www.houstonyachtclub.com on the race and regatta page.

Summer Series Race #2 June 11 • Galveston Bay

Leukemia Cup Regatta June 24-26 • Galveston Bay Houston Yacht Club 281.471.1255

Day Sailer North American Championships June 19 - 25, Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club • 281.474.2511

GBCA Race to the Border June 4 - 9, Gulf of Mexico

GBCA Rum Race II June 18, Galveston Bay Galveston Bay Cruising Association

Wednesday Night Races Wednesdays thru October 5 Info: 281.334.4252


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AMOCO Federal Credit Union Raises $6,500 for American Cancer Society With an initial goal of $1,500, AMOCO Federal Credit Union quickly blew their goal out of the water. By rallying together to fundraise for their team contribution, staff at AMOCO sold “AMOCO Fights Cancer” wrist bands, blinky cups and accepted donations at each branch location during their four-week fundraising effort. The hard work paid off and in less than 30 days, they had already raised $5,000. But they weren’t Members of the AMOCO Angels, including cancer survivors done, they increased and AMOCO employees Liz Stahl (second from the left) their goal and organized and Irma Villanueva (third from the left) a team that would participate in the May 13 American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life walk, held at Dickinson High School’s Sam Vitanza Stadium.

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According to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life’s website, the walk is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. During the Relay For Life event, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Visit www.cancer.org to learn more. AMOCO Federal Credit Union holds the American Cancer Society near and dear to their heart. They have several employees that have battled and survived cancer. For this reason alone, the employees were inspired to push themselves harder than ever. With a personal tie to the cause, AMOCO strived to help raise awareness and money to hopefully help end the battle for many. Devoted to making a difference and supporting the cause, 114 out of the 173 AMOCO employees and their families participated in the 2011 Relay For Life and named themselves the AMOCO Angels. By the end of their fundraising efforts, AMOCO had raised $6,500 and were named the Top Fundraisers for this year. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the support of loyal AMOCO members, employees, executive team, board of directors, and members of the community.

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Big Events Coming Up At Big League Dreams Sports Complex By RHONDA MEREDITH

They are excited to be a part of the 2011 Summer National Senior Games and want to invite the public out to watch this free event and support the athletes.

The 2011 Summer National Senior Games are coming to Houston and is the largest multisport event in the world for adults 50 years old and over. The Games will feature athletes from You may even get to see across the country that finished in President and Mrs. George the top of their age group and H.W. Bush in attendance since meet the minimum performance they agreed to serve as Honstandards. 2011 National Senior orary Chairs. For more informaGames competitions include 18 tion, visit Big League Dreams Sports Complex in League City will host to the 2011 medal sports and two demonwww.nsga.com/2011sumstration sports. This biennial event Summer National Senior Games’ softball tournament. June 16 through 30, mergames. the community is invited to attend this free spectator-friendly competition celebrating healthy active On August 13, Big League saluting outstanding athletes age 50 and older. lifestyles, competition and sportsDreams Sports Park wants you manship will be held June 16 to 30 with most of the athletic compe- to join them as they produce one of three Red Hot Block Parties that tition being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. will lead up to the 2nd annual Brewmasters International Beer FestiBut the softball portion of the completion will be held right here in League City at Big League Dreams Sports Park!

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val at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this Labor Day weekend. The Red Hot Block Party will be a community and family-oriented event that features entertainment as well as craft beer and wine sampling. Admission is $5 per person. (Watch for further information in the July edition of The SCENE Magazine.)

Jen Mayfield, 39 and mother of five from Chicago, completed the 140.6 mile Ironman course at The Woodlands May 21 in under 13 hours. The race started with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and ended with a 26.2 mile marathon. More than 2200 competed; Jen placed 29th in her age group. Husband Andy Mayfield (right), is the son of SCENE writer, Sue Mayfield Geiger. Well done, Jen!

Big League Dreams Sports Park, a world-class amateur recreational sports facility, includes six baseball/softball fields designed as replicas of famous major league stadiums. Other features include corporate, group and entertainment facilities, sand volleyball courts, batting cages, two stadium club restaurants and sports bars, a multi-purpose sports pavilion, indoor soccer, children’s play area, adult league play, youth and adult tournament play, company picnics, private parties and team-building activities. The facility is located at 1150 Big League Dreams Pkwy. in League City (I-45 S. between League City Parkway and FM 646) and their phone number is 281-316-3400. You can also find them on the web at www.bigleaguedreams.com.

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HOUNDS OF JEZEBEL: Cont. from Page 60 Currently, Hounds of Jezebel are working on their debut CD titled “Black Light Sunshine.” Frontman John Curry says that every song the band played at Scout Bar is a good representation of what will be on the CD. He also adds they are in the studio recording 15 songs and approximately 12 will make it to the debut CD. That is 12 tracks of pure strong heavy duty rock and roll. And everything in this making of “Black Light Sunshine” is being done independently. The CD has an anticipated mid-summer release date. For further information, including booking, visit their website (www.houndsofjezebel.com), or find Hounds Of Jezebel on Facebook or Myspace. Check back often, as these sites are being fine tuned!

Ages 21 and up is required for entry. Typically, there is no cover, but you should confirm that on live music events. There is a private party room available! Their hours are Monday – Saturday, 2pm – 2am and Sunday, 11:30 – 2am. Parking is plentiful with extra spaces behind the building and a convenient walkway. For further questions, please call 281-486-6644 or visit www.uniontavernhouston.com. Don’t forget to “Like” Union Tavern on Facebook!

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Aside from the cosmetic changes, the lighting and sound system has been upgraded. The vibe from the Scout Bar patrons has been one of excitement to which Wilson responds, “Thank you for your continued support!”

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ALL A-BORDE: Continued From Page 59 Shark Attack, Mama Tried and Footpie join a host of other bands and performers including Sundrunk, Soul Fire and Shaun Michael on the growing roster of Borde Room Entertainment, often called The Bee Room. Borde describes The Bee Room as an “artist network and management group.” They also have recently gotten into putting on events such as the 420 Pogo Festival in Seabrook at Texas Hippie Connection and the All A-Borde Festival on Friday, July 1 at Cabo in Seabrook which will kick off the tour

by boat. Along with Shark Attack, Mama Tried and Footpie, the All A-Borde Festival will feature Faceplant, The Crisis, CB Kings and possibly a specials guest or five. There will also be

Although the trio (from left) of Ryan Beard, Marc Borde and Charlie Danford will be performing as “The Crew,” they have recently been sailing in the Wednesday Night Races as the Un-official Club Cabo Sailing Team.

vendors, activities, drink and food specials and more. Basically, an all-out major bash. From Cabo, the crew of Borde, Beard and Danford will set sail for Galveston for the first of no less than 15 shows over the next 30 days. Some shows will just be the three performing as “The Crew.” While for some of the bigger weekend shows, a land crew consisting of full bands (Shark Attack, Mama Tried, Footpie, and more), vendors, tour supporters, local musicians, artists, entertainers, fans, support staff and more will join up with the sailors. Borde was quick to point out “The Crew” is willing -- if not hoping -- to add additional gigs to the schedule. “We aren’t above playing a living room under the right situation,” Borde joked. “Our goal is to bring original music to places that usually don’t get it.” If all goes according to plan, the trio hopes to return to Clear Lake the weekend of August 7 and 8 for a major concert and event, most likely at back at Cabo where it all started. And if it doesn’t go according to plan, it’ could spell bad news for Borde as the stakes are higher than you yet realize. Not only is the Alyzarian Borde’s boat, but it is his house -- yep, HOUSE! -- and also Shark Attack’s recording studio. So the importance of those training sessions during the Wednesday Night Races can’t be overstated. The Crew also will be putting in practice on their performances as a trio with a couple Thursday acoustic gigs this month (6/16 and 6/30) at Zone 504 in Kemah. So come out to Zone for one of the performances and out to the Wednesday Night Races to see them sail. But no matter what, don’t miss kicking off your July Fourth Weekend at Cabo on Friday, July 1 for the All A-Borde Fest.

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Rhyder Ready to Rock the Boardwalk June 29 Mark your calendar now for 7:30 p.m. on June 29! Texas performer, songwriter and recording artist Brandon Rhyder will be the special guest performing live at the Event Plaza on the Kemah Boardwalk.

but there is a twist. The single is actually a live version that was recorded in February for Rhyder’s “Live at Billy Bob's Texas” CD/DVD set to drop July 26. Rhyder doesn't really fit into the classical country genre. His music is more of the new country rock groove that bleeds a bit of “red dirt.” But in all honesty, he is really an amazing storyteller who is a legend in the making and doesn’t fit into any niche. Plus, the song lyrics are as real as they come.

"All I’ve heard is great things about the Kemah Boardwalk, and I'm really looking forward to rocking the boat!!" Rhyder enthusiastically told The SCENE Magazine. Rhyder, who is a Carthage native (and coincidentally, so is The SCENE Magazine’s editor...), says that his latest effort and sixth record to date “Head Above Water” (Reserve Records/Smith Music Group, 2010) is “by far the best work I’ve ever done.”

It has been said the he doesn’t write for a genre, but instead for the inspiration he receives. “I take pride in the songs that I write and want to be able to sing many of them for years to come,” Rhyder states. “Quite frankly music changes lives. I want to be a part of that.”

The CD contains 12 solid tracks and a bonus tune. “This is not a book with twelve or thirteen chapters. It’s a collection of completely different books that ebb and flow to new highs and new lows,” Rhyder comments. His first three original singles have all topped the Texas Music Chart. And the current and fourth single, a remake of the classic Don Williams song “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good” is also a chart topper

Plan now to attend this free Wednesday night concert. For more information about the Kemah Boardwalk, please visit www.kemahboardwalk.com. To listen and get hooked on Rhyder’s songs, check out www.brandonrhyder.com. His website has the links to his social sites. Let The Scene Magazine know what you think about Brandon Rhyder by “liking” us on Facebook and commenting on our wall!

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LOOSE NOTES: Cont. from Page 48 FAB 40 ABBEY ROAD: Two years ago, The SCENE covered this all-volunteer band with a full orchestra boasting members from around the entire greater Houston metroplex, including our beloved Bay Area, as they pulled off an over-thetop free show -- The complete Abbey Road album to a full house at Discovery Green.... Fast Forward two years later. The band has grown by at least 20 members, the full house turnout is now spilling around the entire block, and the show was followed with a loooong set "bonus encore." This was a serious all-age event shared with parents and children of all generations (a good thing, mind you). Future shows are worth looking forward to. Says band organizer Dave Blassingame, "We want to be a little more ambitious next time!" Cheers!

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 53 Here goes... A heaping blend of alternative rock, Christian rock, hard rock (a Dove award winner), heavy metal and post-grunge *plus* an arsenal of cool lights! Cameras love lights and our cameras stayed in total bliss all night long. We'll be dropping into the Scout Bar on Wednesdays a bit more often with Mexas putting together an acoustic night featuring some our local avant guard. Readers know how we love checking out new acts from the garages of the region. What's interesting is how many of these bands mix and match the genres, and how it actually works! From the Santa Fe Man Meets Fate @ Scout Bar area, we heard Man Meets Fate for the first time. These folks are no strangers to the SCENE having opened for the likes of Head PE and Forbidden. I chatted with the two guitarists Ron and John and hope to follow up in the future. They’ve got a vocal presence much like Red and a "heavy and melodically friendly" instrumental foundation. Swap out the vocalist with an opera singer, and you've got Epica. While Galveston deals with the sound police, we are rocking at Scout Bar. And that, folks, is Tour Stop Clear Lake! Madigan @ Big Ben

PROOF TEST: When I heard Madigan was stopping into Big Ben Tavern for an evening, I simply had to check it out and am pleased to say, "It worked!" Dale and Hector had the indoor stage looking and sounding great, of course. Add to the ambiance a well-staffed bar, a full house, the band itself and you get an "instant party." Pretty cool, eh? :-) We followed up with Melissa about her stay at the vocal spa and happy to pass word that her pipes are in utmost tip-top form.

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We also got in some quality time with Bass player Mike Ambro who is looking forward to his upcoming role playing Cool Daddy, opening this SeptemSix Car Pileup ber. Early in the month, @ Hugh & Jeff's we hung out with Maestro Dave and Hammer Todd along with a who’s who of local musicians gather at Shawn Pritchard's birthday party featuring Six Car Pileup at Hugh & Jeff's. The winter Olympics may have Shaun, the Flying Tomato. We of the Bay Area have our Shawn, the Flying Vocalist -We're good.... ;-) Speaking of birthdays, the who's who of local open mics pulled off a doozy of a surprise party for Bobbie of Wood N Wind. According to Steve, "She had NO Wood & Wind @ T-bone Tom’s idea..." Jammers being jammers jammed out on the pool until curfew. We've been catching the full Wood N Wind show at T-Bone Tom's recently where patio season is underway in full force. Also in full force on the patio was the Andy & The Dreamsicles contingent for a Memorial Day blow out. Did we mention these folks like to party? Well, that we did at the 9th Annual Oleanders party in San Leon. With over 500 people showing up throughout the day, this was a burner. Southbound and Funksion joined up with Andy and The Dreamsicles making for one over-the-top afternoon. Speaking of over the top, drum roll please.... - Continued on Page 47 Andy & Dreamcycles @ T-bone Tom’s

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Twenty-thousand Watts Up Your Wazoo:

Meet Rat Ranch

There is only one band that can sing Kid Rock’s song “Bawitdaba” better than Kid Rock. Oh yes, I said it. BETTER THAN KID ROCK. It’s Rat Ranch. Of course, a Kid Rock song is only one of many top hits to be heard when you see this magnetic band perform live. Prepare to be treated to “classic rock, current radio hits and everything in between.” The SCENE Magazine caught up with Rat Ranch at Sherlock's Baker St. Pub - Clear Lake last month. It was a little tough to maneuver the crowded dance floor, but well worth it. These guys are so good at what they do. I mean, of course, it’s about delivering the music with “maximum impact and rock concert-like energy,” but the stage show is so much fun to watch! The interaction between Kent Newman (guitar/vocals), Brett Axelson (guitar/vocals), Rick Valadez (drums) and Scott Madigan (bass/vocals) are priceless.

in clubs across Texas.” Thankfully Sherlock’s books Rat Ranch regularly on multiple nights, so there is never a reason to miss a show! And during the summer months at the Kemah Boardwalk, this band will “Rock The Dock.” Though they are a cover band when performing live, Rat Ranch has released three original CDs: “TALES” (1997), “TOO MANY SHOES” (1999) and “CLEAR” (2001). All three CDs can be downloaded from their website at www.ratranch.com. So, if your music tastes range from “Prince to Metallica...Bryan Adams to White Zombie...Stray Cats to Aerosmith” AND you can handle “20,000 watts up your wazoo,” then you need to check a Rat Ranch show. “Like” Rat Ranch on Facebook, and never be out of the loop again!

Rat Ranch came into existence in 1989. Today, they perform over 200 shows a year and “entertain thousands of people every week

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UNION TAVERN Is Ok With Being Awesome By Rhonda Meredith

staff are educated on the subject of beer and will gladly assist your taste buds. Wine is available as well and is half-off on Mondays.

Union Tavern has a welcoming and casual neighborhood bar atmosphere. The tavern has been a neighborhood go-to place in Webster for almost a year now. One this particular night, Friday the 13th, no one was feeling any dread or sense of foreboding. Instead, Union Tavern was celebrating the day with a musical event. The venue was bustling with a fun crowd who were lining the bars and taking advantage of drink specials, hanging out listening to the live bands, and playing friendly games of pool.

And while we are on the subject of specials, Washington Wednesdays offer unbelievable drink pricing and on Fridays, it’s “U Call It” Whiskey and Bourbon. Happy Hour offers mixed drink, well, wine, Dom, and draft specials.

Union Tavern was the conceptual brainchild of Nick and MoMo - two long term friends from the home of the Cheese Steak sandwich. You guessed it – Philly. Both men held blue collar jobs and would wind down in the pubs and taverns after s hard day’s work in their Philadelphia neighborhood. I see your look of confusion. Why would Nick and MoMo open a tavern in Webster, Texas? Well, besides Webster being an awesome place to be, they had friends who were also fellow business owners in the area. So, it was a natural step to bring the tavern experience to the working man (and woman) here!

So what to do after you get that beer in your hand? Well, Union Tavern has all the usual amenities one would expect at a neighborhood pub. You can choose to play darts, shuffleboard or a game of pool of course, watch sporting events and/or fights on any of the numerous TV’s, Golden Tee, listen to live music or the jukebox, or sit out on the big back patio.

Don’t let the name “Union Tavern” bristle your Southern tendencies. It’s not a Yankee thing and does not refer to union workers, the Philadelphia Eagles or anything else Northern for that matter. The bar name pays homage to the common man and woman. It’s all about the working class people plain and simple.

You can catch one of the area’s best cover bands on Union Tavern’s stage every Tuesday night. “Big Richard” is a blast to watch and listen to! Union Tavern teams up with Punkstar Industries to provide the area with music from top original musicians. Throughout any given month, special live music and acoustic performances are set up.

Well, that’s not ALL Union Tavern is about… Did someone say BEER? Union Tavern stocks the top domestic, import, micro and craft beer from around the US and the world. The selection is vast with over 100 beers in the bottle or on tap. The bartenders and

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You didn’t think we would forget about the food! Union Tavern has a full menu due to its relationship with Dan’s Pizza on Hwy 3. Pizza, gyros, sandwiches, cheese steaks and a ton of other great selections are available in short order for the customers. Our patio cook also serves up dynamite fajitas on Wednesdays and Crawfish will be offered on select days of the week.” - Continued on Page 43

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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. Hours: Mon ..........4-10pm Tues-Fri..4pm-12am Sat ..............4-1am

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 55 Now retired, he's gigging regularly with Moondog. Holy Moly! Sharing lead guitar and vocals with Danny D, these two Guitar Heros (from Cold Moon Dog at Cockeyed Seagull Feet days) are burning it up with Joann Stone free-forming on the kit and Joe Hamilton providing adult supervision on bass. Word is they’re keeping a spot open for Donny, too... Put these together, and you get yourself a fine "Mojo ’Sixties and Boogie Blues band" of old folks with young souls pouring you the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s obscure classic covers with an authentic surfer zest. And that, folks, is one tasty treat! Cheers to retirement! Moondog has been playing all around the SCENE, and we saw them at Cockeyed Seagull where they just held... THE COCKEYED SEAGULL 7TH ANNIVERSARY: Earlier in the evening, we caught one of the late Jim Shortt's favorite bands, Ronnie Hall Green Onions @ and The Jackie's Brickhouse Green Onions at Jackie's Brickhouse. Jim would’ve liked Jackie’s. After a fine set of of classic R&B, we roosted the rest of the evening at one of Jim’s favorite hangouts, the Cockeyed Seagull to celebrate their 7th Anniversary. The celebration was rockin’ with nonstop music from Greg Wappler (fresh from his recent Hill Country Tour), the Fenton Brothers and Marty Monte, The Edge of Texas, Rick & The Dones, Cisco and jammers (just to name a few). Also this month, we caught some underground tunes from The Last Cigarette and Grizzly. These two bands were playing a Last Cigarette @ Marshall Tucker-style Cockeyed Seagull of rockabilly with Led Zeppelin undertones overpowering the mural walls in every

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angle you Green Onions @ Jackie's Brickhouse could imagine. We've these two bands on our watch list and will try to see them again next time around. In a neighborhood where neighborhood bars are rare and those with a great live music SCENE a plus, the Cockeyed Seagull checks off both. Meanwhile, out on the patio... NEW BAND ALERT: Last month, we suggested The Remedy and starting to see them appearing out on the beat. This month, we caught a Trip to Cascity out on the Seagull patio, and dig it. This duet of Tony Bastida and Lee Del Moral are no strangers to the music SCENE. Tony is an instrumental piece with 94.5FM Buzz Texas Metal band of the Year, Metavenge while Lee operates Pyramid Studios in San Leon. Most duets hitting the SCENE have been going unplugged, but Jimmy Page didn't on the MTV show, and neither do these two cats keeping it totally electric *and* keeping it in the 75-80 db range making for an enjoyable tonal experience. We sat through a couple sets on the Cockeyed Seagull patio and the playlist never centered on a specific genre. Rather, the transcendental state of being there in a Jimmy Spheeris Isle of View (with a splash of metal) sort of way. Get it? We have Trip to Cascity on our watchlist. Put them on yours! Down a couple doors... TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE: Last month right as the presses were spinning up, we get a call to checkout out two-time Grammy nominee "Red," at Scout

Bar. What we found was not what we expected from a Nashville band – but better. - Continued on Page 48

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SUNDAY MAMA CASS $2 Pints & KARAOKE; $2 Dom $2 Bloody Marys & $3 Import Bottles

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TUESDAY

ANDY ENG

DART TOURNEYS; $ 3 Wells & Shot Specials

Like many locally, Andy recently left the aerospace industry.

WEDNESDAY

Acoustic sets from The Beeroom: Sean Michael, Fiel & The Crew. + $3 U-Call-Its

ZONE 504’S

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35¢ WINGS MONDAY-FRI • 5-8PM

(Excludes Premiums)

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THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE Six Car Pileup at Hugh & Jeff's

Sharks @ 146 Roadhouse

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

Madigan @ Big Ben

This month, yours truly took a week visiting friends and family up in Twister Alley. My notes are a bit scattered, so hang on! First order of business...

Fidelity Maxx & Andy at Pier 27 Tavern

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To Pier 27 owners Shun and Hershel Wafer. We’ve enjoyed this southof-the-lake neighborhood dance bar hangout. With the heat of summer upon us, Pier 27 is on our list of cool places to be. We caught Fidelity Maxx heating up the full house this month... Cheers! While on the topic of cool spots, Sherlock’s and Katie’s has it down with live music seven nights a week. Stay tuned...

CES @ Cockeyed Seagull’s 7th Anniversary Party

NEW SCENE STOPS: We stopped into Smokin’ J's, an established neighborhood bar and fairly new to the SCENE. On stage was Magazine whom we've frequently covered and reckoned we’d have this place figured out in no time, but this time, Marty was packing along different pedals and pumping out a totally different sound with playlists we’ve haven’t heard before. Figures... Smokin' J's? It's a great place with cold beers where you can easily blend in -- A good thing!

Man Meets Fate @ Scout Bar

Heading east, we stopped in at The Roadhouse 146, a new SCENE stop finding a friendly staff, cold beer, plenty of games, David Schwope spinning the disks and The Sharks playing out the sounds -- A super place to get away! The Sharks was the first band I recorded live (at Smokin' J's, in fact) and gotta say they sound as good today as they did back then, possibly even better with JZ on lead, which makes sense for this La Porte-based outfit. Something about musicos from the Gulf Coast region that has a nitty and gritty integrity to them inside and out. If you're looking for a SCENE stop along 146, this place is ready to go! Speaking of the nitty and gritty...

Magazine @ Smoking J’s

UNDER THE INFLUENCE of the La Porte area that is... Up and down the 146 corridor is a nitty and gritty musical ethos you simply can't find anywhere else. We know ‘cuz you’ve told us. From this musically fertile area comes David Hargrave who played in his first band at age 11 some 45 years ago. Playing out and about in the ’80s, David took a stage hiatus while working as full-time school teacher. - Continued on Page 53

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: $1.50 Dom Draft, $2.50 Dom. Bottle (Excluding Holidays).

U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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

------------------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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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

------------------Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M - Sat Open - 9pm; All day Sunday What: $2 Dom drafts, $2.25 select drafts, $2.50 house wine, $2.50-2.75 select calls, $3 super calls, $7 Dom. pitchers, $8 select import pitchers

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Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $2 Dom Draft, $2 Dom Longnecks, $2.75 Wells. (On Mon. & Wed.: $2 Ritas; On Sun.: $2 Well Vodka Drinks (noon to 7pm)

------------------Mexican Restaurant Where: 2110 Bay Area Blvd.

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

Where: 650 FM 517 W, Dickinson When: MonFri: 3pm - 6pm What: $4.99 appetizers; $2.99 house wine & premium draft pints; $1.99 Bud Light & Miller Lite Drafts

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($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

------------------Where: 1804 W. FM 646 JAPANESE SAKE BAR When/What: Tues & Wed is $1 Hot Sake starting at 5pm. Thursday is Ladies Night with $1 Lady Cosmos on the Rocks.

Where: 15210 Highway 3, Ste 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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Where: 2555 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F, 4 to 6:30pm What: House Martini $5, Dom Beer $2.75, Shiner Bock $3.25; House Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, White Zinfandel $4; Well Cocktails $4

Skippers

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

Where: 2513 NASA Parkway When: Mon-Thurs 4 to 7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music & $2 lb. Crawfish What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off verything in the house.

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-------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells & Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3

Where: 3612 W. Main Street What: 75¢ dom drafts; $1.50 dom bottles; $2 wells; $3 premiums; $4 super premiums + free jukebox!

Where 800 Bradford (in Kemah) When: 5 - 7pm Monday - Friday What: $2 Margaritas, $2.25 Dom. Beer, $2.75 Import Beer, $3.25 Wells, $3 Wine. Sunday: $8 Bottomless Mimosas, $9 Bottomless Bloody Marys

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Where: 435 El Dorado Blvd # A When: 2-8pm daily. What: FREE Billiards, Steel Tip Darts and Great Specials SCENELIVE.NET Quick React Code >>

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All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time. But prices and special are subject to change.

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WELL!

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Featured Bartender

What: Too much to list!

Where: 2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A

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HOLLY

FROM

BAKKHUS TAVERNA

(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

Where: 4438 Boulevard When: Saturday 7am - 4pm & All Day Sunday What: $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas.

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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

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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

Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft

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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

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

By Rhonda Meredith

Bartending stats: Holly has been at Kemah’s Bakkhus Taverna since it’s opening (2008). Favorite drink to make? Anything without ice cream. So, don’t ask for a Mudslide! Would you be ready for a Zombie Apocalypse? The Roswell, NM native says, “Sure!” Had to ask the obvious and … Yes, she believes in Area 51.

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

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(Ladies let’s prove this wrong!) Have you heard any lame pick-up lines? Haha! Too many to name... Thoughts on befriending customers? Yes! Definitely. Do you have a nickname? Hollybean or Beandip. (Why? Because she likes bean dip!) Final thought – Go say hello to the University of Texas fan… Just don’t sing any Justin Beiber songs around her!

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ALL A-BORDE FEST! Friday, July 1 @ CABO in Seabrook

All A-Borde!

| By JOHN ENNIS |

for the GUITAR STRINGS & SAILBOAT THINGS Music Tour The scene is Clear Lake on a recent evening. Sailboats of all shapes and sizes are competing in the Wednesday Night Races. Many feature bright and colorful spinnakers, which only adds to the beauty of an already visually-appealing sight as the sun prepares to set. But one sailboat keeps catching my attention. Not because of an eye-catching spinnaker; and not because she sports sleek lines or a particularly attractive shape as she cuts through the water. While this vessel, which flies a pirate’s Jolly Roger (skull and crossbones), is far from the fastest boat in the race, you know she means business. And so does “The Crew.” The Alyzarian is a 26-foot Pearson that, at more than 40-years-old, is likely the elder boat in the race on this evening, if not most. Captain Marc Borde describes her as “a beast.” When asked how the Alyzarian fared following the race, Borde answered,“We finished.”

“ The Crew” X X

One must understand that for Borde and his crew, the Wednesday Night Races aren’t about winning or X losing but X they serve as X X X training for a far PRE-TOUR X greater adventure that X X X Thurs. 6/16 ............Zone 504 (Kemah) quickly approaches. X

Starting July 1, Borde and crewmates Ryan Beard and Charlie X X Danford set sail on an epic voyage lasting more than a month that will take them down the Texas Coast and back. What makes this voyage epic is that Borde, Beard and Danford aren’t recreational sailors taking a month of from work for some fresh air and adventure. No, this crew is made up of lead singer/songwriters and will be sailing the Alyzarian to work -- specifically an ambitious schedule of live performances at music venues and bars in coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico. Borde is well known locally for fronting the popular reggae band Shark Attack, which has developed a strong following after 12-plus years, including tours throughout the US. Beard, a key member of Shark Attack, also fronts and writes the music for Mama Tried, which blends Southern country with punk rock and bluegrass for a very unique sound (and sight). Danford is the front man and songwriter for Footpie, one of Houston's hottest reggae rock bands. Editor’s Note: Not a real nautical map. Do not use for navigation!

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Thurs. 6/30 ............Zone 504 (Kemah)

ALL A-BORDE FEST! Fri. 7/1........................Cabo (Seabrook)

THE TOUR Sun. 7/3 ........Loading Dock (Galveston) Mon. 7/4 ......Captain Jack’s (Galveston) Wed. 7/6..Castaway Bar & Grill (Surfside) Fri. 7/8 ......................Pier 57 (Sargent) Sat. 7/9 ......................TBA (Matagorda) Tues. 7/12..........Josie’s (Port O’Conner) Fri. 7/15 ........................TBA (Rockport) Sat. 7/16 ..Tarpon Ice House (Port Aransas) Fri. 7/24 ................TBA (Corpus Christi) Sat. 7/23 ................TBA (Corpus Christi Sun. 7/24 ................TBA (Corpus Christi Thurs. 7/28 Tarpon Ice House (Pt. Aransas) Fri. 7/29 ..................Alice Faye’s (Rockport) Sat. 7/30 ..Tarpon Ice House (Port Aransas) (More dates in Matagorda, Sargent & Freeport TBA)

Fri. 8/5..................Yaga’s (Galveston Island)

RETURN CONCERT Sat. 8/6 or Sun. 8/7 ....TBA (prob. Cabo) * This schedule is subject to change JUNE 2011


Music Review

Ability To Connect, To Play, And To Rock Is Undeniable: MEET HOUNDS OF JEZEBEL By Rhonda Meredith Over Memorial Day weekend, Hounds of Jezebel owned the stage at Scout Bar during the Texas Buzz show. Individually, each band member is a “seasoned professional,” and collectively they are quite a musical force. It was like everyone within the venue stopped what they were doing and made their way up to the stage.

Hamilton Loomis Saturday, June 11 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE

Hounds Of Jezebel are relatively new. Officially though, John Curry (vocals, guitar), Chris Loveless (guitar), "Rooster" Rodriguez (bass) and Mike Neyra (drums) met through a mutual friend in the middle of 2010. That long hot summer was productive as the guys wrote and banged out around 20 songs A.K.A. “some music for the soul.” Prior commitments set in and the fledgling musical group was put on hold until January 2011. To say that Hounds of Jezebel is well worth the wait is a bit of an understatement. Their music is fresh and I tend to use that word sparingly. In fact, as I write this, it has been 24 hours since the show, and the words to completely describe Hounds Of Jezebels’ songs are still a bit elusive. The tunes are definitely familiar with a ’90s rock vibe with undertones of bluesy, Southern rock.

Blaggards Saturday, June 18 UNION TAVERN

But the term “distinctly original” is quite fitting. Onstage, the band is on fire. It was truly a solid show. - Continued on Page 43

What You Need To Know Right Now About Scout Bar If you haven’t been to Scout Bar recently, it’s time to go back.

The Slags Saturday, June 25 CABO

Scout Bar is now a non-smoking venue, and it’s in the process of getting some pretty cool updates. “The new non-smoking policy has had an “overall positive” reaction,” says Thomas Wilson, Scout Bar’s owner. He did not want any smokers to feel alienated, so Scout Bar has two designated smoking areas outside on the back patio and in the courtyard area. Wilson also says plans are in the works to enhance the patio and add a full service bar, TVs and speakers. The interior has also been the recipient of change: After entering Scout’s main room, there is a very cool piece of art with a crow and guitar. Adding to the new artsy feel is a Pablo Picasso saying now on the back wall that says “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” - Continued on Page 43

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JUNE 2011

SCOUT BAR


JUMPIN’ JUNE at ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP Fri ..........6/3 ........................................Fidelity Maxx Sat..........6/4......DJ Mike EventWise Productions Fri ..........6/10 ....................................Last Soul Clan Sat..........6/11 ................................DJ REDDWAVE Fri ..........6/17 ................................Level One Band Sat..........6/18 ................................DJ REDDWAVE Fri ..........6/24........................................The Line Up Sat..........6/25 ..............................................Peroxide

NEW!!! SATURDAY NIGHTS:

CLUB P27 THE HOTTEST SPOT ON THE PIER! featuring DJs on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Saturday each month + a party band on the 4th!

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 FATHER’S DAY PARTY! Give-Aways Every Hour • Drink Specials • 8pm-2am Live Music with the Beautiful Front Ladies of

LEVEL ONE!

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 2ND ANNUAL LUAU PARTY! Drinks Specials give aways and a swimsuit contest!!

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:

BOBBIE JOE MYTIME MONDAYS KARAOKE ONTIME-OUT TUESDAYS ($100 PRIZEWEEKLY ) BIGASS BEER &WINE SPECIALS with Samantha & Jackie on WINE-DOWNWEDNESDAYS DJ KO ONTHIRSTY THURSDAYS POWER HR $2 U-CALL-IT’S ON CALLS 8-9PM ON FREAKY FRIDAYS SHAKEA LEG ON SEXY SATURDAYS SIMMER DOWN SUNDAYS

3202 MARINA BAY DR. • 832-864-2660 WWW.PIER27TAVERN.COM

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6/3 ....................Three Peace 6/4 ....................Mama Tried 6/10 CB Kingz & Doughbeezy 6/11 ..Tx Model Search & UFC 6/17 ..............Whiskey Tango 6/18 ..................Big Richard 6/24 ......................Madigan 6/25 ..............Six Gun Sound 7/1 ..........................3 Peace 7/2................................UFC

CHEAPEST

HAPPY HOUR IN CLEAR LAKE!

75¢ dom drafts; $1.50 dom bottles; $2 wells; $3 premiums; $4 super premiums + free jukebox!

JUNE 11: TEXAS INT’L MODEL SEARCH & BARE NECESSITIES LIVE JUNE 18: 2ND ANNUAL POKER FUN RUN benefitting THE ROSE (www.the-rose.org). For above event details, call 713-503-2994

MONDAY: $2 U-Call-Its; TUESDAY: $2 Dom Big Ass Beer; WEDNESDAY: Karaoke w/Shanna Cole + drink specials all night; THURSDAY: Ladies night; $3 wines & ritas; $2.50/lb crawfish; $17 all-u-can-eat; Free Juke box & Dancing Pole for the ladies who dare; Live music by Obsolete August; SUNDAY: Obsolete August; 50¢ drafts and $2 bloody Mary.

FULL KITCHEN

FISH TACOS now on the menu! ~Blackened & Fried ~

3612 W. Main Street • League City Hrs: M-F 1pm-2am Sat-Sun Noon-2am

281-557-0000


www.jackiesbrickhouse.com

1053 MARINA BAY DR. (FM 2094) Kemah, 77565 • 832-864-2459 OPEN DAILY 11AM-2AM

Check Us Out!

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm Sat & Sun 11am-6pm www.mytakeoutwaiter.com

“Jackie’s: It’s The Place To Be!” SAT, JUNE 18 LOS CARNALES/ LA FAMILA BIKE RALLY EVERYONE WELCOME!

CRAWFISH $399/lb EVERY DAY, ALL MONTH LONG!

~ SUNDAY ~

$2 Bloody Marys • $5.50 pitchers • 35¢ Wings ALL DAY! • Pool tournament @ 7pm

~ MONDAY ~

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

~ TUESDAY ~

7pm-2am $3 Wells • $5 Appetizer Specials

~ WEDNESDAY ~

>>Hump Night!<< Pool Tournament 8pm in Game Room $2 Fish Tacos & 24-oz Tecate

~ THURSDAY ~

>>Big Ass Beer Night<< Buy the glass & beer for $6.50; $1.50 Dom & $2.50 Import refills w/purchase of glass • $1 Sliders >>2.99/lb Crawfish All Day<<

~ FRIDAY ~

HAPPY HOUR until 9PM

~ SATURDAY ~

$5.50 Dom Pitchers • 50¢ Raw Oysters until 6pm For daily updates of promos and upcoming events...

VISIT WWW.JACKIESBRICKHOUSE.COM

SAT., JULY 23 Mid-Summer Island Bash & Luau Live Music, food, fun for the kids! Live dancers & fire show. Watch for details on Facebook & our website.

*Music Schedule*

FEAT

URING MONDAYS: SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT H AMILTON TUESDAYS: MAMA CASS KARAOKE LOO MIS Weekly karaoke contests; $100 cash prize JUNE 11 WEDNESDAYS: 2ND WIND

Fri......6/3 ..............Something Unique Sat ....6/4 .............................. Kaos Thurs ..6/9 .................... Spiny Norman Fri ....6/10 .................. Park Avenue Sat ....6/11............HAMILTON LOOMIS Thurs ..6/16 ........Andy & the Dreamsicles Fri......6/17 .... Ray Parcee and All Stars Sat ....6/18 ............Mambo Jazz Kings Thurs ..6/23 ........................ Retro Burn Fri......6/24 ............................Reds Sat ....6/25..........................Rapture Thurs ..6/30 ...................... Ronnie Hall Fri......7/1 ..........................Madigan Sat ....7/2.......................... Madigan

~ FULL GAME ROOM! ~

25 Plasma Screen TVs To Watch Your Favorite Game!


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Patio Season is HERE! | Watch the NBA Finals with us!

SUNDAY FUNDAY

$2 Bloody Marys & Mimosas

MONDAY

Manicures & Martinis

TUESDAY

$8 Steak Night or a Steak & BJ (shot that is) for $10

THURSDAYS $4 Gumbo or Boudin

FRIDAYS Kick Ass Live Bands and More!!! BRITISH & AMERICAN COMFORT FOOD, UFC, 20 BEERS ON TAP, SILVER STRIKE, GOLDEN TEE, POOL, DIGITAL JUKEBOX & MORE!

20237 Gulf Freeway 281-332-9820


AWOL

(After Work On the Lake)

Upcoming Events & Live Music: June 4 ....................................Pirate Radio June 5........................Bikini Contest (5pm) (Miss CABO Clear Lake Semifinals)

June 11 ......................................The Fuse June 18 ..............................Radio Drama June 25 ............The Slags, Outlaw Poker Challenge & Miss Cabo Clear Lake Finals July 1 ......Many, Many Bands! (See Below) July 2 ..............................Big Richard July 3 ......Pints & Paddles Regatta July 4 ....Fireworks Viewing Party

Check out the launch of a Historic Tour by

Friday, July 1st

Guitar Strings & Sailing Things!!

The All A-Borde Fest: Live music -> Shark Attack, Faceplant,

Mama Tried, Footpie, CB Kings, The Crisis, Carley Wolf & more!

Vendors, Activities, Food & Beverages. Doors @ 2pm, bands @ 5pm.

WED: 30 Cent Wings • Bingo Bongs & Weed THURS: Steak Night w/Acoustic Music FRI: DJ

ells, h 2W wfis a r ur $ $2 C 9pm y Ho app ecks & sic 6 to n u ay H Frid m Long Live M o us $2 D pm. Pl l9 unti

Every Friday!

(Every Friday)

SUN: Crawfish & Live Music 2513 NASA Pkwy • 281-532-2691 • www.caboclearlake.com

(10pm)

Sailboat!


UNION TAVERN 435 El Dorado Blvd. 281-486-6644 New Site. Check Us Out!

www.uniontavernhouston.com FRIDAY

UFC 131

June 3

(Do Santos v Carwin)

Saturate

Sat., June 11

@ Union

UFC 132

(Cruz vs Faber) Sat., July 2

Friday June 17th Punkstar Productions

SATURDAY

JUNE 25

DEV ELECTRIC

We are on FACEBOOK!

American

Fangs Good Job Underground

$1 DRINKS

SATURDAY JUNE 18

WINE ON!

CRAWFISH EVERY FRIDAY!! 5PM TILL GONE

Washington Wednesdays:

Tuesdays: Big Richard

50 cent drinks!

2-8pm Mondays All Wine 1/2 price

DAILY HAPPY HOUR 2-8pm FREE Billiards, Steel Tip Darts and Great Specials WE ARE SMOKE FREE INDOORS! HUGE OUT DOOR PATIO WITH BILLIARDS & GAMES.


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