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SOUTH SHORE GRILLE: Where Creative Cuisine & Chic Art Meet By Rhonda Meredith South Shore Grille is a popular, local restaurant that has been serving “American Grille cuisine with a special fusion of Cuban flavor” since opening in August 2004. The comfort of the thick, dark mahogany booths, rich paneling, decorator walls, and etched glass make the establishment feel more like a private country club venue rather than one that offers 20 menu items for under $10. In fact, the daily lunch specials are very reasonably priced at $6.95! South Shore Grille has partnered with Pat O'Brien of Kemah’s Eagle's Nest Gallery to help add a chic decor to the venue. It is decorated throughout with select coastal art pieces for sale. The Eagle’s Nest has had a presence within the restaurant since Hurricane Ike. The Grille, as it called by its customers, lent interior “storage space” to the gallery while they rebuilt in Kemah. Customers insisted that Eagle’s Nest Gallery keep the art on display and for sale even after the rebuilding process was complete.

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And they did. "When I opened South Shore Grille, I was looking to create not only a setting, but also an experience that I would enjoy," says owner Mickey Wooten who has more than 30 years industry experience. “I wanted the restaurant to be warm and inviting, a place where people could relax, make new friends and enjoy easy conversation." There will be plenty to discuss when trying to decide on which savory choice you will make when ordering. For starters, appetizers abound at The Grille. Try the Marina Bay hot seafood dip or stuffed jalapeños. Another tip to heed is that a salad doesn’t just have to be before dinner. Choose from the Prime Salad Dinner, Chicken Salad Dinner or Seafood Salad Louie as your dinner! Compliment your salad with one of The Grille’s several soups! Popular entrees that keep the repeat business flourishing include sandwiches, burgers, pasta, the Cuban Fish Tacos, Crab Cake Duvalle, Cuban Chicken Melt, and their signature Prime Rib house special on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights only. - Continued on Page 13

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the awning in our outdoor patio setting. Our philosophy is simple: If you don't come into The Grille already a friend, you're bound to leave that way."

Everything tastes as wonderful as it sounds... Remember, it’s all made fresh daily. South Shore Grille serves only Certified Angus Steak. Seafood lovers will rejoice at the menu offerings of Redfish Pontchartrain, Caribbean Grouper, Atlantic Salmon, grilled Mahi Mahi, shrimp and scallops. As for The Grille's special fusion of Cuban and American flavors, Wooten has drawn from his extensive library of cookbooks and years in the kitchen. "I wanted to bring together all that I've accomplished and experienced in life into the perfect mix of options designed to appeal to every palette. It was important for my staff and me to have creative freedom in our kitchen and to give our customers both the expected and unexpected when they dine with us." The experienced and attentive wait staff are ready to assist find the perfect dinner beverage. The Grille serves a wide variety of martinis, as well as mojitos and other fine mixed drinks. Their wine, beer and spirits list is extensive and enticing. Save room for dessert and savor the flavor of the “Island Brownie-Decadence” or partake in the “most desirable taste treats in all of the Bay Area” and opt for the Cuban Bread Pudding. You will enjoy every mouthwatering bite!

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To make it simple at lunch time, The Grille offers daily lunch specials between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for $6.95. On Monday, it’s Steak 'n Cheese Enchiladas. Tuesday offers Maria's Meatloaf. It’s the Prime Salad Lunch on Wednesdays. Thursday is the widely popular Cuban Fish Tacos. Fried Catfish is the special on Friday. And Saturday is the Omelet Special. Literally, you can eat here every day of the week and not even scratch the surface of the menu! Now that it’s March, the weather turns a little kinder and is downright friendly when the Bay Area breeze blows. The spacious outdoor dining patio is a fun place to sit. Head over to The Grille and have a good time! "The Bay Area is home to me and my family, and has been for many years," says Wooten. "We want everyone who visits South Shore Grille to feel at home, whether in our bar, our main dining area or under

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Wooten has a strong sense of community and since South Shore Grille’s inception. The restaurant has partnered with the R.J.H. Foundation’s “Salute To Heroes” annual event held each June at South Shore Harbour Hotel. The foundation is named after Ray Joseph Hutchinson, a graduate of Clear Creek High School, who died in Iraq serving his country. Most recently, the proceeds went directly to 12 Clear Creek ISD students who were awarded new or renewing scholarships. South Shore Grille has also participated in CCISD’s “Restaurants for Reading” program and supported the Jeanette Williams Foundation for children’s cancer research out of Kemah. The venue also offers a private dining space for up to 25 people for a truly exceptional group dining experience. It’s the perfect setting for a family outing, small group gatherings or a holiday office get-together. South Shore Grille is located at 2800 Marina Bay Drive in League City. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Visit www.soshoregrille.com or call 281-334-7700 for further information.

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Leg of Lamb served EVERY FRI & SAT! Serving original, Greek family recipes: Mousaka, Pastitsio, Stuffed Eggplant, Domadakia and freshly made Humus.

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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series Chef Link Livingston Tabella at Clear Creek Winery 709 Harris Avenue, Kemah • 281-334-8300 Background / Experience: I have been a celebrity chef and have cooked for Texas socialites, politicians, football connoisseurs and various others who would meet Robin Leach’s standards for “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” so I know what it means to provide that “Silver Service.” I have eight years professional experience, but have been in the kitchen with my mom since I was 8 years old. I attended Texas Tech, then continued on my path with the Culinary School at the Art Institute of Houston. Specialty: Gourmet Cuisine Signature Dish: Herb-crusted beef tenderloin with a tarragon mustard because it’s fresh and “prime” tenderloin. Creme de la creme! Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? Yes. When I was a private yacht chef and estate chef. Ever Please share one special cooking tip or technique with our readers: 1) Mis en Place! Focus and be prepared for everything! Always have a plan B, C and so on! 2) Take nothing for granted. I am a brain tumor survivor who had a 10% chance of living... I’m very happy to be here!. PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

Chef Jason Chaney

Chef Paul Lewis

Chef Brent Evans

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The Barbed Rose

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Pod-Zu’s brings the Cajun experience right here in our own backyard By Adam Donaghey Located on a busy stretch of Loop 197 in Texas City, Pod-Zu's Crawfish Shed is a welcoming site for any Gulf Coast native. With its large red and yellow crawfish flags flying in the air, repurposed wooden cable spools and picnic tables, strings of Christmas lights and fenced in property made from what looks like an old tin roof, onlookers may find themselves thinking they've happened upon some elaborate backyard crawfish boil. And that's exactly the thought owner Chad Conner hopes his crawfish shed will incite in his effort to create an “authentic Cajun backyard experience.” Conner is about as Cajun as it gets. Growing up in Lake Charles, his family would often gather with friends, enjoying boiled Cajun eats and traditional Cajun music. Both inducted into the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame, Conner's grandfather, Harry “Cliff” Conner, Sr., and his godfather (or “parrain”), Buford Galley, were integral in developing Conner's passion for “cooking with love” and Cajun tunes. Although Pod-Zu's is only a year old, Conner has long been boiling crawfish for friends, family and for hire. The trailer he caters out of can boil up to 500 pounds of seafood! It was only natural that his love of Cajun music and food culminate with Pod-Zu's; which, by the way, is Cajun slang for “my friends.” “When we cook,” Conner said, “we're consumed with pleasing the folks we're cooking for.” Conner's philosophy is simple: use quality methods of cooking and keep it consistent. For Conner, finding good crawfish is a guilty pleasure – like finding the perfect steak or a fine wine. Conner takes great care in preparing truly authentic Louisiana-style boiled crawfish and shrimp.

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“Everything starts at the cleaning table,” according to Conner. “It's very important to clean the crawfish.” Along with boiled crawfish and shrimp and all the fixins to go with it, Pod-Zu's serves Cajun style boudin links and boudin balls, seafood gumbo, traditional stuffed crawfish “pistolette” sandwiches, and delectable sweets brought in from Lake Charles with simple names like “sweet dough pie” and off-the-menu favorite, “Ooey Gooey.” The restaurant is BYOB for now, but look out for beer and wine by early April (folks will still be able to bring in the hard stuff). Pod-Zu's also sells live crawfish by the sack for the customers who want the DIY experience; and Pod-Zu's own seasoning, an old family recipe. Galley Crawfish, owned by Conner's first cousin Jody Galley, supplies the crawfish from Louisiana farmers – many whom are also family. “I want everyone who walks through my front door,” Conner says with a genuine smile, “to feel like they're in my backyard.” Keeping that in mind, the

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restaurant is extremely simple in design. The dining area inside is quaint, welcoming patrons with all sorts of crawfish related artwork and sports memorabilia important to its owner. (Conner is an alumni of McNeese State in Lake Charles.) Painted on the wall is the restaurant's emblem, inspired by the McNeese State Cowboys logo refashioned with its cowboy riding a crawfish instead of a horse. The kitchen is neat and tidy and separate from the boiling pots and cleaning tables. But outside on the patio is where it's at. The exterior is accented with old, rusty tin in order to give a homestyle feeling – fitting, as the material is actually from Conner's childhood barn in Louisiana. Wooden tables fill the grassy space amongst rusty decorative antiques, deer antlers and strings of lights. The space is totally kid friendly and complete with a playground area so they can run amok while the adults enjoy a hearty meal. On the weekends, Pod-Zu's often features local talent in the backyard – David Grace, Jared Waggoner, Cody Kouba, and others. Large parties are welcome and encouraged to take over the patio – Pod-Zu's hosts a lot of parties and get togethers. - Continued on Page 21

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Tabella ~ a Farm to Table concept ~

Opening in March We are pleased to welcome our new chef, Link Livingston!

Now taking reservations! Open Tuesdays-Saturdays. Grand Opening in April PERSONALIZED BOTTLES OF WINE MAKE GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME! 709 HARRIS • KEMAH • 281-334-8300

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2012 EPICUREAN EVENING A TASTE OF SPACE @ SPACE CENTER HOUSTON

2012 Epicurean Evening Winners OUT OF THIS WORLD AWARD:..Aquarium & Boardwalk FantaSea PARTICIPANT'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER: ................Cadillac Bar GOLDEN WHISK AWARD WINNER:....................Hope Village Cafe CREATIVITY OF BOOTH: 1st: Chelsea Wine Bar; 2nd: Clear Creek Vineyard; 3rd: Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack PRESENTATION OF FOOD: 1st: Mamacita’s; 2nd: Cakes By Jula; 3rd: Edible Arrangements OVERALL SHOWMANSHIP: 1st: Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake; 2nd: Cadillac Bar; 3rd: Hope Village Cafe


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1002 Aspen Road • Clear Lake Shores You won’t find fried cheese sticks on the appetizer menu for this waterfront restaurant. The Artichoke Claremont is a whole artichoke served with tomato-hollandaise sauce for leaf dipping. Split this veggie with your main squeeze, or keep it all to yourself.

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Spaghetti or Chili Spaghetti • $6.95

A generous scoop of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream arrives at your table smashwiched between two freshly baked brownies drizzled with chocolate sauce, and topped with a generous amount of gooey marshmallow cream, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. You must share or be doomed to feel like a stuffed Teddy bear.

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Roger Gage Jr., sole owner of Roger’s Bar and Grill, invites you, the readers, to head over to his venue seven days a week for any of their nightly promotions. The venue is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and is located at 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd. There are more than a dozen types of pizzas, steaks, and the appetizers start out at a mere five bucks. Downstairs at Roger’s offers a full service bar within the restaurant. Happy hour is from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The game room is adjacent to this area and is filled with games such as shuffleboard, pool tables and Golden Tee. Roger’s is an ideal place to watch sporting events on the wall of TVs. There are 40 TVs to be exact. Roger’s has two separate areas for private events. Both seat up to 100 comfortably. For more information, call 281334-1110.

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Pod-Zu’s: Continued from Page 16 Coming up on May 19th, Pod-Zu's will once again partner with Dempsey's Pub for their annual Crawfish Boil Off. The event is open to the public and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Galveston. Both participants and a blind panel of community leaders will judge the food (and the booths). The event will also feature live zydeco music by Grammy nominated artist, Geno Delafose.

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Whether you're with your own friends or want to make new ones, Pod-Zu's Crawfish Shed is sure to stimulate an authentic Louisiana-style backyard experience. Pod-Zu's is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. Pod-Zu's is located at 2821 25th Ave (Loop 197 North) in Texas City. Call 409-655-5617 and have Pod-Zu's cater your next event and visit them on the web at www.podzuscrawfishshed.com.

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PAN JAM STEEL DRUM ARTS MARCH FESTIVAL IS A BEAT AWAY 24 & 25 By Peggy ‘Domino’ Taylor The annual spring festivals are around the corner, but the premiere event that defines the changing of seasons and literally shakes off the winter blahs is the Kemah Pan Jam Steel Drum Festival. Pan Jam is a two-day event, March 24 and 25 that is a true celebration of the history and preservation of steel drum music. The party of the season will be located at the Kemah Visitor Center & School Museum Parking Lot (6th & Bradford) in Kemah. Saturday festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Even though it is free admission, the line-up of music is worth the cost of a major concert ticket. Freddie Harris III This year the organizers are bringing back Freddie Freddie Harris III was born in Harris III as headliner and will include sets from a Gulf Coast faNew York but raised in Trinidad vorite, Jerry Diaz and his band Hanna’s Reef and also a first time after his folks moved back to the appearance of The Rhythm Project. Additionally, an eye-pleasing islands and as the saying goes, treat will be the Pele O Polynesian Fire Dancers, dancing to this apple didn’t fall far from the drums with fire at dusk on Saturday evening for an impressive hip tree, his father is the famous shaking performance. Freddie Harris Jr., the guitarist and arranger for Harry Belafonte. Freddie began playing the steel drums at age 4, when most tots are pretending to play musical instruments Freddie was mastering the steel drums and by age 6 was playing with the Rising Stars Steel Orchestra in St. Thomas. He returned to the U.S. in 1990 and continued his international music career touring and winning numerous national steel drum competitions including 1st place in the Miami Florida Pan Solo Competition. Freddie has a big fan base and they are eagerly awaiting his performances, Saturday (3/24) afternoon and evening and Sunday (3/25) afternoon. His most recent CDs are Steal Explosion and Misty, and he has always been happy to autograph them and visit with the fans during the breaks.

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This music festival showcases steel drum bands from all over the country, and this year, Pan Jam will introduce a very special group of young musicians, The Rhythm Project All Stars. The Rhythm Project was found in 1996 in Portsmouth, Virginia, and the program serves over 100 students from 4th to 12th grade in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth. The Rhythm Project All Stars is the program’s premiere performing ensemble. They have a wide repertoire that ranges from the calypsos to the arrangements of classical compositions and pop music with many Caribbean favorites. - Continued on Page 24

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March 1 – Sept. 9: Bodies Revealed Exhibit, Moody Gardens, Discovery Pyramid, 1 Hope Blvd, 1-800-582-4673, www.moodygardens.org

March 1 - March 15: 2012 Printmaking & Art Furniture Exhibition, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

March 20: TAACCL Volunteer Recruitment Reception, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, Call Carol Wicklander to RSVP, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-3357777, www.taaccl.org

March 22 – April 5: Young at Art CCISD Student Art Exhibit, ( 1st floor) Opening Reception March 22, 3:30 – 5 Elementary, 5:30 6:30 Secondary, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

March 22 – April 5: Fresh from the Bay Photo Exhibit, (2nd floor) Opening Reception March 29, 6:30 – 8pm, TAACCL, NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

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March 21: Bay Area Photo Club, 6:00 p.m., TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-3357777, www.taaccl.org See Art category for photo exhibit.

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March 3 & 4, 10 &11: Sound of Music, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Sat. 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Sun. 2 pm. Performances at RAFA, 17170 Mill Forest Road, Webster, www.bahbt.org

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March 1,2,3 & 9,10,11: Aspirin and Elephants Clear Creek Country Theatre, Fri. & Sat.8pm, Sun. 2:30, 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-335-5228, www.clearcountrycreektheatre.org March 2,3 & 10,11: It Runs in the Family - Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, Fri & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2:30 pm, 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickin-

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March 17: Young Frankenstein, 3 & 8pm, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office St., Galveston, 409-763-7173,. www.thegrand com

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March 8: Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Committee Meeting at Nassau Hilton, 281333-5804, www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com March 8: Live Music by Mundo Nuevo, Music Series, 6:30-9:30 pm, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org March 10: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show – 7 p.m., Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org

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Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W. Walker, League City, 281-338-4860

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

MUSEUMS

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

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., 281-474-2551, 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.

March 25: Rob Landes Trio, 3pm The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office St., Galveston, 409763-7173, www.thegrand.com

CHILDREN’S ART Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 281-474-9142, 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

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League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday - Friday. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281-5542994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org

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, 281-479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org

Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday - Sunday; 409 6th St. N., Texas City, 409-6435799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabo ut.htm Email dominotaylor@yahoo.com for art calendar listings.

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RAFA’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC

to open this month, performances March 3, 4, 10 & 11 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts' Broadway Studio Workshop production of The Sound of Music will open this weekend! This beloved classic show by Rodgers & Hammerstein features such hits as Do Rei Me, The Sound of Music and How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria. Performances will take place March 3 and 4 and 10 and 11, tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 281-480-1466. The Broadway Studio Workshop (BSW) provides professional level training for the more experienced theatre student ages 18 and under. A season of popular and standard Broadway Shows are selected for the year. Students begin the semester with an audition to sharpen their auditions skills, as well as audition for roles in the show and the semester concludes with a full stage production of the show. This workshop production is directed by Mr. Michael Tapley whose work work has been seen at Theater Under the Stars, Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Kansas City Starlight, Oklahoma's Lyric Theater, The North Car-

PAN JAM STEEL DRUM FESTIVAL: Cont. from Page 22 Known for their traditional authenticity and high-energy performances, the group has two CD recordings and a live DVD as well as being named winners of the 2009 and 2010 Grand Champion of the annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Rhythm Project All Stars have performed throughout United States and Canada and has performed at two of the world’s largest tattoos. (A tattoo is a centuries-old Scottish tradition of celebrated performances of pipes and drums). The All Stars have also opened up for Gladys Knight. This band also conducts the yearly event, Rhythm Live, a full-staged production outlining the evolution of the Caribbean Steel Drum and Calypso music to an audience of over 1500 elementary and high school students in Southeastern Virginia, and they serve as the primary community engagement program at the Virginia Arts Festival. The director of Rhythm Project is Sophia Subero and Associate Director is Dave Longfellow, whose dedication ensures that this talented group’s mission of multi-cultural artistic excellence and educational outreach is realized. Jerry Diaz, a long-time favorite along the Gulf Coast and his band Hanna’s Reef will be performing Caribbean hits during Pan Jam. Jerry, a soloist and songwriter, founded the band Key West in 1993, and then after much success and tours started his current band Hanna’s Reef in 2002. A favorite of “Parrot Heads,” his Jimmy Buffet styling always has the crowd up and dancing. Born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, Jerry’s songs reflect the lifestyle along the coast, highlighting boating, beaches, bars and babes. Jerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef CDs are Reef Madness and Deja View. Pan Jam Founder and Chairman is Sandra Williams of Boardwalk Fudge and Co-Chair is Carol McCants of Hula Hut and Brass Parrot Bed & Breakfast, all in Kemah.

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SOUND OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES: Saturday, March 3..................2PM & 7:30PM Sunday, March 4....................................2PM Saturday, March 10................2PM & 7:30PM Sunday, March 11..................................2PM WHERE: ........The Oliver Theatre (RAFA) 17170 Mill Forest Rd, Webster, TX 77598

CALL: ........281-480-1466 for Tickets & Info General Admission Tickets: $10

olina Theater, Galveston Outdoor Musicals, and The Alley. As a performer Ms. Tapley played the title role in The Who's Tommy on Broadway, on the National Tour, and in Germany. Other tours include 42nd Street (first national), Mame (staring Juliet Prowse), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (staring Debbie Reynolds), and Evita. He has performed in over 60 TUTS productions, most recently playing the title role in Geppetto and Son. He is also the co-creator and artistic director for The Tommy Tune Awards and The North Carolina Capitol Awards, for excellence in High School Musical Theater. “Pan Jam’s main objective is to support steel drum music by raising money for scholarships for the area colleges who have steel drum music departments,” said Sandra. “These talented and dedicated college bands perform every year and are a large draw to the festival.” Pan Jam uses this opportunity to sponsor and raise awareness to the Bay Area Pet Adoption (formerly the SPCA). Every year this event raises funds with raffles to help this nonprofit agency to provide a temporary home for our homeless furry friends. A pet contest is scheduled that always is a crowd pleaser. Pet food donations are accepted at several donation boxes as well. “Don’t forget to visit the Bay Area Pet Adoption booth during the two days for adoption information and giveaways,” Co-Chair Carol McCants stated. “We also will have kid’s activities with inflatables and fun rides with lots of great food, arts and crafts, beverage booths and vendors with fantastic merchandise.” The night before the big event is the annual Pan Jam Kick-Off Party at Zone 504 (located at 504 Kipp Street in Kemah) on March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. with food, drink specials and live reggae music to get the party started. No admission charge to attend the kick-off party. For more information and up-to-date scheduling, visit www.kemahpanjam.com. For sponsorship or vendor information call 281-528-4165 or 281-615-3187. Hey Mon! March 24 and 25, Pan Jam Festival is the place to be!

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Featured Artist: Chris Morphis

The Morphis Art of A ttraction

By Kelley Dawson

Diligently painting four to six hours a day for the last ten years, Artist Chris Morphis, has kept positive artistic energy flowing. He full-heartedly believes that same energy manifests into positive results. “Like attracts like” according to the Law of Attraction. For Chris, his undaunting dedication produced abundant success. Chris began drawing at a young age and used art as an outlet during his teen years. Graffiti and airbrushing became his main interests before moving to oil and acrylic painting. Chris’ oil paintings are rich in colors and textures. His works such as “Calm Before the Storm” about Hurricane Ike and “Falling in Love” are haunting and the images stay with you after your eyes no longer peer into the paintings. Chris had big visions to make art for a living and to continue to have fun. His strong belief in the Law of Attraction and use of meditation allowed big ideas to become a reality. He found a niche in painting to live music. It first started at his home studio. Chris listened to the music of Tool and painted abstractly without thinking. Not long after, he heard the band Sun Salutations at Texas Hippie Connection. Inspired by their music, Chris asked to paint with them. The band agreed it was a “cool idea.” Chris sold his first live music painting that same night and the requests for more shows poured in. “The music takes control in my head”, explained Chris. He said the venue, the crowd and the band all contribute to the images he paints during a show. Chris admitted he sometimes doesn’t know what the paintings mean until he views them the next day. The live-show

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paintings illustrate the energy of the show with great detail. The use of acrylic paint allows multiple colors and layers since it dries fast. The paintings reflect the depth and complexity of the music and attract and hold attention as much as a live band. Perpetuating the positive theory, Chris partnered up with other “like-minded” believers and the Morphis Art Collective was soon formed. Chris said, “it all came together.” The group includes Josh Kufahl, Chad Tolentino, and Heidi Kreeger; each bringing a different talent to the collective from organizational and marketing skills to knowing how to run a business. One of the collective’s mantras is Peace, Love, and Success. “What you think about most, you attract in your life,” is hand-written on a napkin that hangs the studio’s “focus board” as a daily reminder. Chris and his collective don’t just try this philosophy, they succeed with it. Their first step to success was meeting and meditating together. They offered advise and listened to each other. The collective put out in the world what they sought after. Together they broadened the search and they reached for their goals by opening doors to other artists, musicians and opportunities. Morphis Art’s success can also be attributed to trust and unselfishness among the group. Plus, they are all dedicated to inspiring everyone through art and spreading positive energy. Visit morphisart.com for upcoming live music events and to view the art gallery. IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD!

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


Featured Attractions 1. Space Center Houston Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Operating Hours: 9am-7pm (Weekdays); 9am-7pm (Weekends). Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-474-9700.

1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100

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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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7. ART ALLIANCE CENTER

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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

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8. GULF GREYHOUND PARK

12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER

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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 CREEK WINERY

9. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE

13. ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CTR. 17.THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE

709 Harris Ave. (Kemah)..281-334-8300

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

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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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! UPCOMING SCENE-APPROVED EVENTS NOT TO MISS

League City 50th Annivers. Event March 3 • League Park in League City

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Unity Freedom Music Festival March 16-18 • Porretto Beach, Galv.

Lucky Trails Marathon March 17 & 18 • Seabrook Nature Trails

South West Int. Boat Show

Clear Lake Crawfish Festival

March 22-25 • South Shore Harbour Marina

March 24 • Landolt Pavilion, Clear Lake Park

Kemah Pan Jam Festival March 24-25 • Kemah Lighthouse District

Wednesday Races on Clear Lake

Kemah Crawfish Festival

Gateway to the Bay Triathlon

Starts March 28 • Clear Lake / Seabrook

April 13-15 • Under Kemah Bridge

April 27-29 • Kemah & Galveston Bay

Kemah.net

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ABNC’s Back to the Bayou

Blessing of the Fleet

May 5-6 • Lakewood Yacht Club

May 5 • Armand Bayou Nature Center

May 6 • Clear Creek Channel, Kemah

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Roger’s Bar & Grill

Big Ben

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. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 20. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. Club Martini/Man Cave ........18307 Egret Bay (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(Kemah) 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. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 31. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 32. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 33. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 34. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 35. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 36. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 37. Fatty’s........................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) NEW! 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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Zone 504

South Belt • Pasadena • Galveston Bay • Galves

41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Gordon St. Tavern..........114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) NEW! 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 Asian 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. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 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 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. Nick’s Pizza, Pasta & Gelato 210 S. Hwy 3 (League City) 75. Noah’s Ark ................................4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 76. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 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) 81. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive

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82. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ... 83. Pomodoro’s Italian Restaurant & 84. Roger’s Bar & Grill..1271 E. FM 5 85. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4 86. San Luis Resort ........................5 87. Scout Bar ................................... 88. Sherlock’s................................... 89. Signature Bistro ..........1918 NAS 90. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 91. Smoking J’s ....................550 FM 92. South Shore Harbour Resort..250 93. Sporting News Bar & Grill ......... 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................102 95. Sudie’s ..............................352 G 96. Terrace Cafe ....................609 Bra 97. Tequila Mia’s ............................... 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................12 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Naked Cupcake ..............46 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. Three Oaks Fine Wines ............ 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ........... 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 .......... 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 108. Tookies..................................... 109. Topwater Grill ......................81 110. T-bone Tom’s............................ 111.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 112. Union Tavern ............................ 113. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ..... 114. Zone 504 .................................

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MARCH 16, 17 & 18 @ Porretto Beach along Galveston’s Seawall 30+ BANDS & DJ’S ON MULTIPLE BEACH-FRONT STAGES On-Site Camping • Food & Beverages • Crafts & Vendors • Activities & More!

< Keep up to date on the news involving 2012 SPRING BREAK MUSIC UNITY FREEDOM FESTIVAL at www.thebeeroom.com or by scanning the QRC Code. Or e-mail festival@thebeeroom.com.


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Make plans to attend The Second Annual Spring Break Music Unity Freedom Festival 2012 that will be held at Porretto Beach centrally located on Galveston Island during the weekend of March 16 to 18. The musical portion of the event will host more than 30 bands and DJs performing on two beachfront stages. There will be a variety of genres for all types of music lovers, like reggae, bluegrass, folk, hip hop, dub step, electronic, and good ole rock and roll. According to Borde Room Entertainment, the producer of the event, a portion of the bands confirmed as of press time were Mama Tried, Shark Attack, Footpie, A.M. Prowlers, Elbodo, Sundrunk, Soulfiya and The Black Lung Crew. Borde Room Entertainment, a Seabrook-based independent artist network and management company, was bold enough to think outside the box in the spring of 2011. The boldness of a dream, evolved into a vision, then manifested itself into a one-of-a-kind event that exceeded all expectations. In addition to the live music, those in attendance will be treated to a large variety of vendors offering food, beverages, crafts and other activities. Camping will be allowed as well at the privately owned Porretto Beach. The beach property is clean, beautiful, and can offer alcoholic beverages. Now, there is no reason to go to South Padre to party or take off to Austin for music when you get all that and more

close to home. The Second Annual Spring Break Music Unity Freedom Festival 2012 is offered by the community, for the community. Check out the event page on Facebook or at Borde Room Entertain-

ment’s website www.thebeeroom.com. Don’t miss this highly anticipated event and the opportunity to gather on the sand and enjoy the basic fundamentals of a great time: concerts, camping, surf, and sunshine.

“Last year’s festival was not enclosed with fences, so it is hard to define an exact attendance. But the Galveston Police Department took head counts through the event and estimate that between 10,000 and 12,000 attended last year. We are looking to build off that success with this year’s festival.” - EVENT ORGANIZER MARC BORDE

Vendor spaces of all sizes and sponsorships are still available at an affordable fee. For more information and inquiries, email festival@thebeeroom.com. Bands and DJs wanting to be a part of the entertainment, please contact booking@thebeeroom.com.


On the Water

LAKEWOOD TO HOST J/105 MID-WINTER Upcoming Calendar CHAMPIONSHIP March 9-11 J/105 Fleet Captain and Lakewood Yacht Club racer Bill Lakenmacher has announced that Lakewood will host the national J/105 Mid-Winter Championship Regatta to be held March 9-11 on Galveston Bay. “We are very excited to have this regatta come to the Houston area for the first time,” related Lakenmacher. “In the past, the J/105 Class Association held the Mid-Winter Regatta in Key West.” Hoping for 15-20 J/105 participants from around the country, race organizers are looking forward to three days of “as much racing as possible” said J/105 racer Bee Bednar. It will be a windward/leeward course with the first gun at 10 am all three days. Cost for the regatta will be $300 which entitles racers to a free crane to splash their boats into the water, a Saturday night dinner and party along with the Sun. Awards Ceremony following the last race. For further information and to register for the regatta, please check Lakewood’s website at www.lakewoodyachtclub.com under the racing button.

LAKEWOOD TO HOST J/80 SHOOTOUT April 21-22 Regatta Chairman Dwight Bengtson has announced that Lakewood Yacht Club will hold the J/80 Southern Circuit Shootout for the first time this spring. The two-day regatta, which is open to the public, is slated for Sat., Apr. 21, and Sun., Apr. 22.

March 22-25 • South Shore Harbour Marina, League City

Elissa Regatta March 31 • Galveston Bay Houston Yacht Club 281.471.1255

Bay Cup I March 3 • Galveston Bay

J/105 Mid-Winter Champs March 9-11 • Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club • 281.474.2511

GBCA Icicle Race 5 March 10, 2012 • Galveston Bay

GBCA Spring Regatta March 17, 2012 • Galveston Bay Galveston Bay Cruising Assoc. • gbca.org

This will be the second of five events scheduled for the J/80 fleet as part of their 2012 Southern Circuit. This culminates with the J/80 North American Championships, which Lakewood hosted in 2009, at the Fort Worth Boat Club. “Lakewood Yacht Club is very pleased to host the 2012 J/80 Shootout, and we look forward to some exciting competition on Galveston Bay,“ stated Bengtson. - Continued on Next Page

Wednesday Night Races 2012 Season starts March 28! Info: 281.636.3508


On the Water

HOUSTON YACHT CLUB TO HOST ELISSA REGATTA March 31 - April 1 on Galveston Bay Mark your calendars for a fun weekend of racing, food and fun during the Elissa Regatta March 31 through April 1 at the Houston Yacht Club, which is located in Shoreacres, Texas. The regatta is open to all sailors. Online registration is available on the HYC web site at www.houstonyachtclub.com on the Race and Regatta page. The schedule of events is as follows: Friday, March 30: Silent Auction bidding and 50/50 Raffle starts at 5 p.m. at HYC. Regatta registration runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at HYC. Competitor’s briefing begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31: Warning Signal for the first race is at 10:30 a.m. Silent Auction bidding and 50/50 raffle continues at 3 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Regatta entries receive two dinner tickets (one ticket for singlehanded boats) and a t-shirt. Hats, extra t-shirts and dinner tickets will be available for purchase. Dinner tickets for non-competitors cost $15 per dinner ticket. Sunday, April 1: Warning signal for the first race is at 10:30 a.m. with two races scheduled for the day. Awards presentation tentatively set for 4:30 p.m. at HYC. For 25 years, the Houston Yacht Club has supported the

J/80 SHOOTOUT: from Previous Page Local J/80’s will be sailing along with several out of town competitors from Austin, Dallas, and Ft. Worth. The J/80’s third event will also take place at Lakewood’s Shoe ReJ/80 racers docked in the Inner Harbor of Lakegatta sched- wood Yacht Club for the weekend prepare to uled for May head out to Galveston Bay for a day of racing. 19-20. According to Lakewood racer Forbes Durdin who is also the Fleet Captain of the J/80 Class Association USA Fleet #2, this Shootout will get back to the basics of bay racing. “We plan to have shorter races so that we can have more races. There will be no throw-outs,” he explained. Bengtson expects between 15-20 boats to participate and racers can register on line through Regatta Network. Cost will be approximately $60 which will include the Friday night Skippers Meeting, the Sat. night party and entertainment, concluding with the Awards Ceremony on Sun. afternoon, April 22. For further information or questions, please check Lakewood’s website www.lakewoodyachtclub under the racing button, or contact the front office at 281-474-2511.

ship and her programs at Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum through the annual Elissa Regatta. Elissa is preserved, maintained and crewed by a group of volunteers. The funds raised from the Elissa Regatta provide a living connection with her maritime past. For more information, please call the HYC Office at 281.471.1255 or visit us online at www.houstonyachtclub.com.


On the Water

Kick off the 2012 Texas Boating season at the

SOUTH WEST INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW MARCH 22-25 AT THE SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR MARINA & CONFERENCE CENTER South Shore Harbour Marina, League City is home to the largest and most exciting in-water boat show to come to the Lone Star State – the South West International Boat Show, taking place March 22-25. For 2012 the organizers are excited to announce two major partnerships: GEICO, the Presenter and Title Sponsor of the event, and the endorsement of Sail America as part of the prestigious Sail America Boat Show program – making the event not only the largest in-water and onshore display of new and brokerage powerboats in Texas, but also THE sailing show for Texas! GEICO’s presence at the show will include the Miss GEICO Racing Team, led by Throttle Man, Scotty Begovich, who will be signing autographs and ready for photos. GEICO will also be exhibiting two of their amazing offshore powerboats, the CAVEMAN and Miss GEICO - which is one of the fastest offshore powerboats in the world. In addition, the Miss GEICO Racing Team will be offering exciting giveaways and drawings, including a chance each day to drive replica Miss GEICO remote controlled powerboats in a race against Scotty Begovich, and registering to win the actual remote controlled powerboats at the end of the boat show. There will also be an opportunity to enter to win a Miss GEICO golf cart and a trip with the Racing Team to the World Championships taking place in Florida, in October, 2012. More than 40 sailboats are currently booked for exhibit at the show, including Jeanneau, Beneteau, Lagoon, Catalina, Hunter, Dufour and Leopard - with more to come, New this year the “Sail America Village” featuring a great line up of sailing gear and accessories along with a comprehensive seminar program, included in the price of show admission, taking place at the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel.

Come and experience the difference of an OUTDOOR Boat Show! Ticket Information: Adults......$13; Seniors/Military....$11 Ages 6-14......$ 5; 5 and under.......Free Adult Two-Day Pass..........................$20

Boat Show Hours: Thursday, March 22 ............noon to 7 p.m. *Opening Ceremony at 4:30pm Friday, March 23 ................noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24..........10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25................noon to 6 p.m. These entertaining and educational seminars will cover all facets of the sailing and boating lifestyle, from the magic of discovering exotic new ports around the world, to the must-have knowledge of staying safe and healthy at sea.

Additionally, visitors can sign up at the Discover Sailing dock for a complimentary sail on the Bay with a licensed skipper. Take the wheel, trim the sails, or just sit back and enjoy the relaxing sailing lifestyle. Learn how to get started in sailing, and pick up some sailing lingo. Over 400 boats will be in-water and onshore, with pre-season savings and boat show specials; bay boats, ski boats, sailboats, sportfish, powerboats and luxury yachts - all on display with many ready to demo right there at the boat show! Come and meet Capt. George Mitchell, Yamaha Pro Angler and instructor with the Yamaha Saltwater School, the premier fishing and boating experience, who will be hosted by Texas Sportfishing & Yacht Sales, on Pier 15, offering “sign and ride” demos on a 36' Yellowfin with triple Yamaha V6 300’s, and also a Yellowfin 21’ Bayboat with a Yamaha Offshore V6 300. Add to this the newly created Fishing HQ, featuring the latest saltwater fishing gear, water toys, sound systems, wakeboard towers and navigational equipment - a huge variety of products and services alongside vendors selling jewelry, art and spas. Live music each day from the Budweiser stage, along with great food from local restaurants will add to the fun that the whole family can enjoy!


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Are You Ready to GO RED? Bay Area GRFW Luncheon is Friday, March 9 The American Heart Association invites you to a luncheon you won’t soon forget! A ticket to the luncheon buys you a hearthealthy lunch, wine tasting served by the famous Heart Throbs, touching survivor stories from local community members, a ‘purse-onality’ auction and well-known speaker Karen McCullough, nick-named by her clients “A Shot of Energy” who will leave you entertained, inspired and prepared for the future. Learn how a red dress can help protect your life and the lives of your loved ones against the #1 killer of women. The event is presented in a relaxed, fun environment at South Shore Harbour Resort. Highlight of the luncheon for many includes the Go Red Heart Throbs. These men selected from within the community will educate luncheon guests on heart-healthy red wine selections tasted at the luncheon. A woman’s health affects all of us and these Heart Throbs felt their presence in this event could help spread the message in many different avenues and help educate everyone on the importance for a healthy heart in all women. To conclude the luncheon, guests will cheer on their favorite and vote on the 2012 Heart Throb of the Year Presented by San Jacinto Methodist Hospital! Local photography studio Sandy Adams Photography shot this year’s models in a unique campaign to show off each of their personalities and give attendees a sneak peak at who we’ll be seeing March 9. Below is more information about our 2012 Heart Throbs as well as why they ‘Go Red.’ Jacobo Nurko, M.D. (The Surgeon – San Jacinto Methodist Hospital): While other little boys were dreaming of becoming a firefighter or policeman, Jacobo Nurko always knew he would become a doctor. His desire to practice medicine never waned and he later earned his medical degree at Anahuac University School of Medicine in Mexico City, Mexico. His fascination with the complexity of the heart and technological advances in the field made vascular surgery a natural choice for his specialty. Dr. Nurko is a vascular surgeon with Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, and affiliated with the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. He is an avid soccer player and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Dr. Nurko supports Go Red for Women and is going red because he believes education and empowerment are essential keys to women adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle. Ryan Pryor (The Golfer – New York Life & Former Pro Golfer): Ryan lived the dream so many guys dream of... playing golf on the pro circuit! During his three years as a golf pro, he

competed in the Nike and DFW circuits as well as several individual golf tours. Ryan also participated on the course in media marketing for the DFW Golf Tour. After 3 years and numerous miles traveled, Ryan hung up his golf clubs and moved on. Ryan Pryor, a graduate from Baylor University, where is also played basketball, is now a successful Financial Representative for New York Life in the Austin/Houston area. Ryan dusted off his golf clubs specifically to Go Red For Women and is going red in honor of his grandmother who was a heart-attack survivor and the other women in his life. Without the grandmothers, mothers and sisters in our lives, where would we be? Matthew Emory (The Entrepreneur - Pinkberry): Taking a quote from Matthew Emory’s twitter page sums up this heart throb perfectly... Southern culture, for sure, Tequila Ambassador to the South, and Pinkberry fanatic. Matthew Emory, franchise owner for the Houston franchise of Pinkberry, arrived in Houston via New Orleans. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business & Economics where he also played four years of college football. Matthew went on to graduate from Cintas’ Executive Management Program with highest honors in growth and profit, where he received extensive training in strategic decision making and operational management. Matthew and his wife Meredith were awarded the Pinkberry franchise for the Houston market. Matthew has an avid appreciation of southern culture and southern food despite growing up north of the Mason Dixon line. Matthew and Meredith, who currently reside in Houston, are as dedicated to charity and community service as they are to their business ventures. Upon opening their first Houston Pinkberry in the Bay Area in September, they immediately became involved in the American Heart Association’s annual Heartwalk, so it only made sense to spread their participation into the Go Red For Women campaign. Matthew feels that it was an easy association to make because Pinkberry focuses on using the freshest fruit and live, active cultures in their yogurt to promote a healthy lifestyle. Their Pinkberry store is located in Baybrook Passage Shopping Center at 45 and Bay Area Blvd, with a second location opening in The Woodlands this May. Matthew is going red because a person’s health is the cornerstone for a better life.

Visit www.sandyadamsphotography.com to see out-takes and read interviews with all the heart throbs. Sandy Adams Photography photographed this year’s heart throbs for the second year. Sandy, a GRFW committee member, has been involved with the American Heart Association for the past 12 years due to her mother’s fight with heart disease. Her mom had an emergency triple by-pass 15 years ago and in the last 8 years has had 11 stents inserted in her heart. Sandy’s mother’s health is her primary motivator for her relationship with AHA.

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JOIN THE MAJORS AT BIG LEAGUE DREAMS! Some people dream their whole lives to play in the big leagues with all the flashing lights and screaming fans. Well, now is your chance to be in the spot light and Big League Dreams in League City can make your dreams come true. Big League Dreams Sports Park has made it possible for anyone who has ever dreamed of playing in the major leagues to hit one out of the park!

Betsey Ennis photos

Big League Dreams offers adult softball leagues six nights a week, year-round. The leagues consist of men and co-ed teams playing at various divisional levels. Teams require a minimum of 12 players. However, if you don’t already belong to a team, Big League Dreams has a “Free Agent” list where individuals can sign up letting current teams know perspective players are looking to join them. Big League Dreams is League City’s premier outdoor facility with more to offer than your average softball playing field. The park features six scaled-down replicas of famous Major League Baseball stadiums (New York’s Yankee Stadium, Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, St. Louis’ Sportsmans Park and Cincinnati’s Crosley Field) that are designed to accommodate a wide variety of exciting events. In addition to the replica fields, there is also an indoor 20,000 sq. ft. soccer pavilion/banquet facility, three sand volleyball courts, covered playground, eight batting cages and two Clubhouse restaurants featuring full-bars encompassing the 30-acre site. Big League Dreams is located at 1150 Big League Dreams Pkwy. in League City (I-45 S between League City Pkwy/Hwy. 96 and FM 646). To sign-up a new team or join a softball league team as a “Free Agent,” book your corporate, wedding or social event or become an advertiser or sponsor, please contact Big League Dreams at 281-316-3400 or visit their Web site at www.bigleaguedreams.com.

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2ND ANNUAL ICM FUN RUN IN APRIL Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) announced its 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run and Walk “Striding for Self-Sufficiency.” The event will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 starting and finishing at ICM’s food pantry and administration offices (located at 151 Park Ave, League City). A “Kids K” for those 12 and under will also be held with all children receiving a ribbon. Early registration is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the Kids K. Each participant will receive a T-shirt. ICM established the Fun Run in 2011 to promote awareness of the financial struggle many Greater Bay Area families face and raise funds for agency services. With almost 200 participants, and through generous community support, the inaugural event was a great success. Proceeds in 2012 will once again benefit ICM’s ongoing services which assist local families who are in an economic crisis due to issues such as illness and unemployment. To access online registration, or an offline form, visit www.icmtx.org. ICM is also seeking volunteers and sponsors. For information, contact Stephanie King at sking@icmtx.org or 281332-3881 ext. 1113.

Andy Eng photos

-----------------------UPCOMING FITNESS EVENTS Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon & 1/2 Marathon March 17 - 18 Seabrook Hiking Trails and Pine Gully Park seabrookmarathon.org -----------------------Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 5K Walk March 25 • 2 to 5:30pm U of Houston - Clear Lake www.bahft.org -----------------------NAMI Gulf Coast Walk April 12 • 9 am Alvin Community College www.namigulfcoast.org

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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 53

part of our yearly agenda. As they say, do good, feel good, feel good, live good, live good, live long... Cheers to Spring! Be a part, and we'll see you out on the SCENE!

OPEN MIC - At the Cockeyed Seagull, last month was extremely good this month as was our chow at The Filling Station. Notables of the month inDanny Taylor & Pat Beadles @ cluded Mike Cock-eyed Seagull’s Open Mic Night Shanks (frontman of the Misfit Toys) polishing up for what possibly could be a summer solo debut, the return of Hank Wolff (the last time we heard Hank perform was prior to his European tour), and good old fashion jamming and collaborating by the many area musicians. Play on!

More from the World Championship BBQ Contest

Hank Wolff (above left) and Mike Shanks (above right) @ Cock-eyed Seagull’s Open Mic Night THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ CONTEST - This year set all sorts of attendance records and many of you were there supporting this annual scholarship fundraising event. We were a part with Southbound and The Original Longneck Cooking Company, scored ourselves one dandy of an outing and look forward to making this worthy annual event a

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PIER 27 TAVERN:

WHERE LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT COLLIDE By Rhonda Meredith

been described as “electrifying” and a crowd favorite.

Pier 27 Tavern is known for its great weekly events. The venue hosts an acoustic night, karaoke contests, live music, and the best DJs in town are rocking the remixes. Every holiday is an excuse to celebrate all that is good in life. Since opening in 2009, Pier 27 Tavern has been bringing music lovers together through entertainment. Owner Shun Mason Wafer knows that keeping her customers entertained is a priority, and it’s a good thing. “People want to leave their cares at the door and just have a good time and enjoy themselves!” The entertainment line-up changes frequently with the best of the best coming back each month. The live performance band schedule typically includes the funky music of Fidelity Maxx and the Out Of Control cover band. Keeping up with the latest musical trends brings more DJs into the establishment like DJ KO who is in the house on Twisted Thursdays, Galveston’s own Clifton Holmes a.k.a DJ Redd Wave, and BET’s Master of the Mix (Season 2) Energizer Tha DJ. Energizer Tha DJ’s hometown is Houston, but recently, he appeared in 2 million+ households during the BET channel’s competition/reality show. His cutting-edge performance features old-school remixes that have

Whether it’s a full live band or a single DJ who can mesmerize the crowd, on Saturday nights Pier 27 Tavern morphs into Club P27. You have to check it out. Wafer says that Pier 27 chooses the entertainment carefully. “The first rule,” she says. “Prospective bands, DJs, or any prospective entertainer must be able to entertain! We listen to who our customers are talking about, who we have read about, and then we go and see if that certain energy translates well. If it does, we book them for our customers.” Prospective bands should contact Bobbie Bridges by dropping by or calling her at 832-864-2660 during Pier 27’s business hours. Karaoke is living large on Tuesday nights beginning at 9 p.m. Lady BG gets the party started with the latest party songs, popular current artists and the classics. Get involved and sing like no one is watching to win the contest that awards $100 to the nightly winner, $500 to the 10th week semi-finals and $1,000 every 12 weeks for the finals. Wafer is present at Pier 27 most nights, but you won’t catch her on stage even though she does admit that with a musical family background, she is able to “harmonize.” On Wednesday nights, come in and chill to the new acoustic night that launched last month. Marc and Dru from Shark Attack are brilliant with their acoustical talent. There is always music playing through the venue’s ample speakers, and Pier 27 Tavern is a great place to have fun with friends. The drinks are cold and the kitchen serves up hot food. Parking is free and plentiful. Their website is www.pier27tavern.com, and it says, “Come dock your spot at the Pier. Who knows? You might get hooked!” Pier 27 Tavern is located at 3202 Marina Bay Drive, League City. Their hours of operation are on Sunday from noon to 2 a.m., Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Smoking is allowed, and getting your groove on is highly recommended!

Call to Reserve Your Party Here! 281-332-6702 NASA Road 1 & Hwy. 3

HOURS: Tues & Thurs 4pm to 2am; Fri: 4pm to 2am; Sat: 5pm-2am

HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine THURSDAY SPECIALS: $3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8-pc. Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas

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TUESDAY SPECIALS: $5 12-oz. Rib Eye & Fries $9.95 12-oz. Rib Eye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks $1.50 Ritas & Kazis FRIDAY SPECIALS: $8.95 New York Strip w/ Mashed Potatoes

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ORGY TO PLAY SCOUT BAR: Cont. from Page 60 Opening for Orgy will be Austin’s One Eyed Doll, local favorite ERASETHEVIRUS, and Small Dog Syndrome. Chris Navasatis, vocalist for ERASETHEVIRUS, says this when asked how it feels to open for Orgy, “How does it feel? (a reference to Orgy’s Blue Monday.) It feels great!” The all ages show starts at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. Buy discounted tickets in advance at www.scoutbar.com and click on the show poster or call 888-512-SHOW. Scout Bar is located at 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard. This show is not to be missed! After the brief tour ends, Orgy will be recording new material! So check www.orgymusic.com often to keep up to date on the band.

--------------------------------------------------TOOKIE’S: Continued from Page 59 Local residents and loyal patrons are Tookie’s biggest fans. Tina L. Jiminez says, "Tookie's makes the best burgers and the onion rings are mouth-watering good! I keep going back because the employees make you feel like family and the atmosphere feels like home!" The original parts, the new parts are all intertwined to bring Tookie’s back to life at the request of the community that loved it so. Remember as you are being seated to look at a water line courtesy of Ike that is still visible on a front window… “The building is full of old memories,” Velasco says. “Now, we are ready for another 30 years of new memories that are waiting to be made...” Tookie’s is conveniently located at 1202 Bayport Blvd, Seabrook(Highway 146 and Third Street). Operating hours are Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Their website is www.tookiesburgers.com. Call 281-942-9334 to place a “to go” order.

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the scene’s martini madness Cosmo Martini – This very popular martini starts with three parts of “Customer’s Choice” vodka, one part Cointreau orange flavored liqueur, one or two parts cranberry juice, and a splash of tartness from fresh lime juice. All of the ingredients are poured into a mixing glass half filled with ice, shaken and strained into chilled martini glass. Consider sipping on this fruity drink during Maribelle’s “Rock the Bay” on Friday nights. Apple Pucker Martini – Warming up for karaoke night has never been so easy! Ladies love the sweetness and guys like the bite. Made up of equal parts of “Customer’s Choice” vodka and DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps. This trendy concoction is neon green and adds a certain level of coolness to one who orders it. Grey Goose Martini – There may be no finer specimen that represents the martini. Grey Goose vodka is the considered the standard and is mixed with a small measure of dry vermouth. The right amount of olive juice makes it dirty. A plump olive inside the glass completes the savory taste. And it’s served up with a mysterious smile… Partake only if you want to walk on the wild side! This classic drink is good to order any night. I have heard it brings you positive luck on either the pool Martinis were prepared at: or shuffleboard tournament nights!

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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 55 The last time we caught these cats at Jackie B's, we were blown away with their grit and talent and more so this evening when they let loose an entirely different genre of playlist totally in tune and perfectly played to suit local neighborhood Roger's crowd. Roger's Bar and Grill: SCENE Party ready... Heart & Soul: Book 'em!

Hawthorne Heights @ Scout Bar

Talk Me Pretty @ Scout Bar Heart & Soul, Roger's Bar & Grill

BACK ON THE BEAT - Is Maribelle's, and we found the place as busy as ever. Our last Trip to Cascity was an acoustic afternoon on the Trip to Cascity Cock-Eyed @ Maribelle's Seagull patio where we scored them a solid thumbs up. This evening, we heard their electric version extending them across the full sonic spectrum -- Well done! Familiar progressive covers that withstand the test of time, virtuoso caliber lead licks, catch a Trip near you.

TOURSTOP CLEAR LAKE - We're taking a different twist with this month's mentions to Cullen's Live and Scout Bar for bringing us touring acts The Flock of Seagulls, Saliva, Color Me Pretty and SIVA Addiction, Saliva @ Scout Bar

PATIO SEASON - Is around the corner and that means Jackie's Brickhouse. We stopped in to check out Rockit Bayou shaking up the South Shore bunch and never ceased to be amazed with how this place steps it up for special occasions with ease. Jackie, John, Rob and the entire staff has what's good down pat and with that, bring on the patio season!

Soul In Tension @ Scout Bar

to call out our superb local bands (Spicolis, Cymblem and Soul In Tension) for opening these fine shows. Often times, it's the opening act that brings the crowds and plays with the "let it all hang out" knob twirled three spins past the stops and this month, these super local crowd pleasers did just that admirably. Support your live local band -- Cheers!!! - Continued on Page 46

SIVA Addiction @ Scout Bar

Rockit Bayou @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

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SUNDAY

$2 Pints & $2 Bloody Marys

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MAMA CASS KARAOKE; $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles

TUESDAY

DART TOURNEYS; $ 3 Wells & Shot Specials

WEDNESDAY BE YOUR OWN DJ; $ 2 Dom & $ 3 Import Pints

THURSDAY

Acoustic sets w/ the Bee Room Entertainment. + $3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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Hawthorne Heights, Scout Bar

JABO @ Zone 504

Loose Notes by Andy Eng Pundits predicted this year was going to be a good one and from what we have seen on The SCENE, they got it right. March Madness lies ahead as does our patented Spring Fever Season. But first, a February recap...

MARDI GRAS - Came early this year and not a moment too soon. We sailed along with the Krewe du Lac at this year's Royal Ball back on board The Spirit of Texas Paddlewheeler with party favorite, South Coast, rocking the deck the entire evening. Never a bunch to throw in the towel early, the Krewe dropped into Amadeus to wrap up the evening with Abel and Phil on stage serenading the night away and if that weren't enough...

Heart & Soul, Roger's Bar & Grill

The super staff at Bakkhus Taverna handily took the torch with ease hosting the annual Krewes into Kemah Kickoff Party. Rolling out the welcome mat, lighting up the heaters, firing off the Flamin' Saganaki, and unleashing Samone and The Superstars on the masses made for quite an over-the-top evening. According to the weatherman, it was definitely colder this year compared to last, but thanks to the great folks at Bakkhus, it Bakkhus Taverna mattered not in the least!

Jerry Diaz and HanJerry Diaz & Hannah’s nah's Reef did their Reef @ T-bone Tom’s magic and Southbound kept the room groovin’. Good mojo mention to Bob and Jane Head and all the supporters rallying to send five kids to Spina Bifeda camp this year! The center of the universe found it's way to Zone 504 that evening for masquerading fun with the incredible Jabo playing only playing one set the entire night, a non-stop sizzling set of heart-thumping zydeco swing that lasted the *entire* evening. Now *this* folks, is how to start off the month!

February rain and clouds gave way to bright sunny skies as the Kemah Parade once again rolled through the lighthouse district. The larger crowds seemed happy to freeze down in Galveston at the Seawall parades that day. We opted to play it with the smart bunch and partied under T-Bone Tom's heated palapa.

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NEW STOP ON THE BEAT Goes to Roger's Bar and Grill. We checked out Rhonda Meredith's write-up on the place in last month's SCENE Magazine and had to check things out ourselves. Boy did, we pick a good one catching up with Heart & Soul. - 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).

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When: Mon-Fri 2PM-7PM What: Sat $4 Long Island Iced Tea; Sun $2.50 Bloody Marys; Mon $2.50 Margaritas; Tues $4 “U Call It” Tequila

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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)

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Where: 1717 2nd Street.

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

Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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

Friday AWOL Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.

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

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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 $4 House Red or White Wine

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Skippers

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

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

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Where: 3612 W. Main Street (FM 518) What: 75¢ dom drafts; $1.50 dom bottles; $2 wells; $3 premiums; $4 super premiums + free jukebox!

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

Where: 18301 Egret Bay Blvd, Suite B, Webster When: Wed-Sat 5pm- 11PM What: Wed-Thurs $1 Longnecks/$2 Wells/$3 Jagers/$3 Pitchers • Fri-Sat $2 Longnecks/$2 Wells/$3 Jagers

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE 8-10pm What: $2 Dom. bottle beer; $2 Wells/ Calls; $3 Premiums & $4 Super Premiums

Featured Bartender

BILLY AT BARBED ROSE

-------------------Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. When: Tues-Sun 11am to 7pm Thursday 11am to 11pm What: ALL DRINKS 1/2 price in the bar & Grille

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Roger’s Bar & Grill

Where: 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd (FM 518) League City, What/When: Sunday – All Day $5 Domestic Pitchers. Wed7pm to Close $1 wells; Sat3pm-11Pm $3 domestic pints

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

-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 5pm What: $1.25 Draft Beer, $2 Wells. Plus $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas 8am to 4pm Sat. & all day Sunday.

-------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri 119pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $3 Wells

Where: 21st St & E. Bayshore Dr., San Leon What/When: All Day/Every Day $2 Longnecks Sunday $2 Bloody Marys

-------------------By Rhonda Meredith Years of bartending experience? He says “less than a decade.”

Where: 1-45 & FM 518 next to Sudie’s, League City What/When: All Day Happy Hour; Mon: $2.50 Ritas; Tues – Thurs: $2 domestic btls, $3 import btls, $3 Ritas; Fri-Sat: $5 Jager Bombs,$2 apple pie& kazi shots; Sunday $3 Bloody Mary’s

Signature drink? Margaritas. Specifically, a “Golden” margarita. It has the right amount of tequila and not much sweet and sour mix. Something on his Bucket List to try is… Surfing. Billy loves the water, enjoys fishing and can water ski, as well as jet ski. So learning to surf is next...one day.

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-------------------Where: 3136C NASA Parkway When: 11am to 7pm Daily; FriSat Power Hour

Where: 1303 NASA Parkway What/When: Everyday 11am7pm; $2 Domestic Beer; $2.50 Imports & $3 House Wine

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

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Favorite Spring Break memory? A trip to the New Hampshire/Vermont area. The crisp weather, cool wind, beautiful leaves, and amazing beach house made this trip unforgettable.

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I say “March,” and he says… “Ball!” More specifically, it’s time for March Madness and he is pulling for the University of Houston. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, is Billy Irish? Yes. He is an Irish and Scottish mix. March is Frozen Food Month. What kind is his favorite? Stouffer’s lasagna! March is also Poetry Month. Billy’s favorite poem is “Footprints In The Sand.” Last, but not least, March 14 is National Potato Chip Day. So, Ruffles or Lays? Lays… The Cheddar and Sour Cream flavor is his fave!

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30 years of traditions with a new twist! Go visit TOOKIE’S By Rhonda Meredith The origin of the first hamburger served in America is a bit of a gray area. But over the past 100+ years, one thing is for sure. We have a strong love for the hamburger. In 1975, the original Tookie’s opened and quickly set the standard for this mouth-watering entree. The casual, fun family environment created a vibe that made Tookie’s a home away from home. The vanilla Cokes and cherry Cokes were a treat. The decor was creative with cool and heartfelt vintage looking signs that made the time pass by quickly while you waited for your appetizer or main order to arrive… Tookie’s was beloved by Seabrook and the rest of the Bay Area. Life was tasty. In an unfortunate turn of events, a natural disaster struck on September 13, 2008. Hurricane Ike was merciless as he tormented the coastal regions of Texas. Tookie’s had over five feet of flood water damage and became a casualty of Ike. To area residents, it was like losing a family member. Then the rumors of a resurrection began to swirl… Tookie’s was going to re-open! The restaurant opened once again in August 2011. Almost to the same day it had originally opened back in 1975. In 36 years so much has changed in the world, but thankfully some things have stayed the same. “The four months of renovation was more difficult than a brand new construction,” says Tookie’s General Manager Ali Velasco. “Our end result was to keep the original Tookie’s spirit alive. There is a familiar feel to it with some modern touches.” The 1970s interior theme is back with vintage signs and wood paneling adorning the walls, as well as the establishment’s signature green and yellow colors. The kitchen is completely brand new, there is an addition of a full bar in the back that extends onto a dining patio, and the restrooms are larger.

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At the heart of Tookie’s is the classic menu with the original recipes intact. “We are not reinventing the wheel,” Velasco notes. “Tookie’s has been around for over 30 years because of the careful selection of top notch ingredients.” The restaurant uses produce grown locally and cuts it fresh and the bigger and thicker Certified Angus Beef hamburger patties are made fresh daily. Nothing satisfies like a well-made hamburger and Tookie’s “veteran” burgers will do just that in half pound and one pound versions with or without cheese. The specialty burgers or “creations” sit deliciously at the intersection of old-fashioned familiarity and gourmet excellence. Most notable are the #99 (The Champion) burger whose patty is marinated in wine, cheddar cheese, onions, and spices; the Bean Burger that is moderately hot with a base of refried beans, crushed Fritos; and Pace picante sauce, and the highly requested Squealer (blissful) burger that has bacon blended into the meat. March will introduce the Turkey Burger for a limited time. Customers will decide if this burger goes on the menu or not. Taking a tour of the rest of the menu is no less impressive. Tookie’s offers three “oh so good” appetizers with cool names like “Bombshell,” “Pelican Eggs,” and “Supa Dupa Chalupa.” If you want “somethin’ else,” try a sandwich with grilled chicken (also in a salad form), chicken fried steak, or fish. Kids have plenty of options on their menu too. Tookie’s has a couple of house drinks that should be mentioned right about now, the Tookie’s Tornado and Tookie’s Tsome. Speaking of Happy Hour, it’s Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6:30pm. Sherry Kinsey, Tookie’s Promotions Manager, say to “like” Tookie’s on Facebook to keep up to date on everything related to the restaurant. If you are on Foursquare, be sure to check in each time you visit. Tookie’s is awarding “Mayor of the Month” incentives. Ask a server for details. - Continued on Page 49

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Featured Shows:

ORGY at SCOUT BAR!

Thursday, March 15

7-Year Hiatus Over For (Past) Platinum Recording Artist By Rhonda Meredith Orgy is bringing their Bad Blood Tour to Scout Bar on Thursday, March 15 and fans of lead singer Jay Gordon are anticipating the arrival. The Industrial Rock band from Bakersfield, Calif., was originally formed in 1997 and success followed fast.

Big Richard Saturday, March 10 CABO

Orgy gained national recognition with their first release, Candyass, in 1998 and sold more than 2+ million copies. Their cover of the song “Blue Monday” by the new-wave ’80s band “New Order” was very popular then and is still played on the radio today. I dare say the cover is better than the original... Shortly after the record release, Orgy apOrgy is coming to Scout Bar on the band’s peared on the Family Values Tour with Korn, Blad Blood Tour, it’s first in 7+ years. Limp Bizkit, and other top bands. They were So, after a seven-year hiatus, Gordon reorfeatured on the live compilation album from ganized and reformed Orgy. He partnered the tour released in 1999. Their second album, with Ashburn Miller and Carlton Bost (most rethe science fiction-themed Vapor Transmission, cently with Berlin and The Dreaming), drumdropped in 2000 and the single “Faces” was mer Jamie Miller, and bass player Nic Speck to on the soundtrack to the movie Zoolander. "revive the Orgy brand" and get back on the Things began to change after only a few years road. “We have all known each other from our of success. previous projects and are excited to be work“We took a break for a minute,” vocalist and ing together,” notes Gordon. Orgy founding member Jay Gordon explains. The Orgy sound will still mix everything from Then they grew apart and rumors swirled of a rock, to rap, to electronic musical genre. In reunion, but nothing happened. As the defact, according to Gordon, that is how Orgy mand from fans for new music and a tour congot their name. “Orgy is a collection of differtinued to grow over the past few years, Gordon ent styles of music,” he says. Fans can expect and the original members of Orgy tried to work to hear that unique Orgy blend along with out an arrangement to get back on the road. some new sounds. “We will definitely be playBut, that didn’t happen. “Everyone has their ing a lot of old stuff because that’s what peoown way of looking at things, but the way I see ple expect... and we will be introducing new it, I started the band, wrote a bunch of songs, stuff throughout the tour. The possibilities are and brought the guys in. It was cool for endless,” Gordon says. awhile... but the new tour was never going to get off the ground unless I did something.” - Continued on Page 49

Footpie Friday, March 16 DEMPSEY’S

Black Lung Crew Friday, March 23 PIER 27 TAVERN

Hamilton Loomis Candyass, 1998

Vapor Transmission, 2000

Punk Statik Paranoia, 2004

Friday, March 30 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE

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