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TOOKIE’S Decades of Proven Customer Satisfaction By Rhonda Meredith A good burger experience goes beyond a beef and bun and fries and a drink. It includes the atmosphere and customer service as well. If you are searching for a great burger experience (also known as the perfect meal), then Tookie’s is the place to go. Tookie’s, located at 1202 Bayport Blvd in Seabrook (Highway 146 and Third Street), has a strong love for the hamburger. In 1975, the original Tookie’s opened and quickly set the standard for this mouth-watering entrée. For many, many years, Tookie’s patrons savored the flavors of the area’s best hamburger dishes while relaxing among the vintage signs and wood paneling adorning the walls, as well as the establishment’s signature green and yellow colors.

to ensure that Tookie’s was restored back to its former greatness. After four months of difficult renovations, Tookie’s reopened in August 2011, almost to the same day it had originally opened back in 1975. The end result to keep the original Tookie’s spirit alive was achieved. There was a familiar feel to the renewed restaurant with some modern touches, a completely new kitchen, larger restrooms, added patio dining in the back of the restaurant and a full bar.

Life was tasty. Then on September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck the coastal regions of Texas with no mercy. Tookie’s had more than 5 feet of flood-water damage and became one of Ike’s many casualties. To area residents, it was like losing a family member. Local businessman and restaurateur Barry Terrell eventually purchased Tookie’s and along with his manager Ali Velasco leading the charge to remodel, every effort to make sure ever detail was in order

The original parts and 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. So much has changed in the world in the past 38 years, but thankfully some things have stayed the same. Tookie’s super-sized Certified Angus beef patties are still made fresh daily, the fresh-cut produce is locally grown, and their classic menu has something for everyone based on decades of proven customer satisfaction. - Continued on Page 13

PICTURED: Owner Barry Terrell pictured soon after purchasing Tookie’s and beginning restoration of the iconic building.



TOOKIE’S to appear on the Travel Channel! Head to Tookie’s on Monday, May 6 for a Burger Land viewing party. Happy hour all night and FREE appetizers from 7-8:30! The episode was filmed at Tookie’s in January.

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TOOKIE’S: Continued from Page 10 At the heart of Tookie’s menu are the original recipes that have remained intact throughout the years. 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. Of course, there is a turkey burger that is delicious, too. New on the menu are the homemade chili and savory cheese sauce that can be added to practically any item. General Manager Jeff Sauerwein says to "try it on the French fries!” Nothing tops off a good meal like one of Tookie’s creamy old-fashioned milkshakes. They are absolutely delicious! Taking a tour of the rest of the menu is no less impressive. Tookie’s offers some “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 T-some. Speaking of Happy Hour, it’s Mondays to Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To this day, the casual, fun family environment creates a vibe that makes Tookie’s a home away from home. Multiple generations enjoy the old fashioned vanilla Cokes and cherry Cokes. The décor is creative with cool and heartfelt vintage-looking signs that make the time pass by quickly while you wait for your appetizer or main order to arrive. Tookie’s is beloved by Seabrook and the rest of the Bay Area. Life is tasty! Tookie’s operating hours are Sundays to Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit their website at or call 281-942-9334 to place a to-go order.



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2013 MOTHER'S DAY DINING GUIDE Let's face it Mom is the glue that keeps everything & everyone Together. So many times, we wish we could somehow thank our mothers for everything they do. What better day than Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12) to treat the mother-figure in your life for (or the mother of your children) to a well-deserved break from the kitchen. Invite her to indulge at her favorite restaurant below or try out a new soon- to-be-favorite. It's the perfect way to say, "We appreciate you!" Signature Bistro, 1918 NASA Parkway, Seabrook: Treat mom to a special Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special menu items includes: Gulf Coast Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Jan's Omelet, Pecan Encrusted Salmon Salad, Country Pan Fried Pork Chop, Veal Short Loin and Chicken Milanese. Enjoy $10 Bottomless Champagne Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Limited seating. Reservations appreciated: 281-474-4455 or email: Opus Bistro, 1002 Aspen Road, Clear Lake Shores: We are open all day Mother's Day beginning at 11 am until 10 pm. We will have our regular menu all day, along with some fresh specials. Reservations accepted: 281-334-5225 The Cock & Bull British Pub Restaurant, 3659 NASA Parkway, Seabrook: Celebrate your Mum at The Cock and Bull’s Mother's Day Sunday Brunch on May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy bottomless mimosas with your choice of a cup of Cauliflower Stilton Cheese Soup, a house salad, or a chilled Scotch Egg with a small side salad. Entrees include Roast Lamb or Roast Prime Rib with English roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and mixed vegetables, a Real Brit Breakfast complete with baked beans, eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast, the traditional Fish and Chips or Shepherd’s Pie or Bangers and Mash, Chicken Tikka Masala, or the Cock & Bull Burger. Save room for dessert. Enjoy the Chef’s Choice Golden Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce or Crème Brulee. It’s $29.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 832-282-8202 for reservations.


Noah's Ark Bar & Grill, 4438 Boulevard, Bacliff: You certainly don't have to own a motorcycle to enjoy this bikerfriendly restaurant. Enjoy their breakfast menu every Sunday, plus their all-youcan-eat-breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., priced affordably at $10.95 per person. On Mother's Day, Noah's will be serving Prime Rib Dinner for $14.95 and a FREE Dessert for mom. Valid all day every Sunday, enjoy $2.25 drink specials all day including Bloody Marys, screwdrivers and mimosas. Dining available inside or outdoors on two levels. The spectacular view of Galveston Bay is quite the treat. No reservations needed! Latitudes, 1817 Avenue K., San Leon: Latitudes is open until midnight seven days a week, so you truly have ALL DAY to celebrate mom! Saturdays and Sundays, they serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Mother's Day, they will also have drink specials along with a prime rib and a surf and turf special. Sit back and take in the live music from 3 to 7 p.m. Don't forget the waterfront view of the bay that comes free of charge from any seat in the house. Boaters take advantage of the 400-foot pier, boat launch and tie ups. Indoor and outdoor seating available. No reservations needed to dine here! Masa Sushi, 977 NASA Road 1, Webster or 1804 W. FM 646, Dickinson: On Mother’s Day only, all mothers receive a free dessert at Masa Sushi. Plus diners who spend at least $50, will receive a $10 gift card valid for your next visit. (Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Conditions and stipulations apply.) Mamacitas Mexican Restaurant, 515 E. NASA Rd. 1:Treat your little Mama like a queen and take her to Mamacita's. Enjoy live music from the Messengers of Love mariachi band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. La Brisa, 501 N. Wesley Drive, League City or 4001 Highway 146, Bacliff: Mother's Day Brunch in League City (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and in Bacliff (8 a.m. to noon). Live music in Bacliff with The Ernie Trevino Band. Walk-ins welcome.


Dickinson B~B~Q, 2111 FM 517 East, Dickinson: If mom is a fan of award winning barbecue, take her out to the family friendly Dickinson B~B~Q. On this day, they will have complimentary mimosas for moms and red velvet squares. Walk-ins welcome. Tookie's, 1202 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook: Take mom down Memory Lane, and take her to the family friendly Tookie's Hamburgers & More. Even if SHE didn't take you there as a kid, the retro decor will take you back in time. The burgers, shakes and onion rings stay true to when they opened back in 1975. What mom doesn't like a fresh made, flavorful burger… and a clean kitchen to come home to! Walk-ins welcome. Jackie's Brickhouse, 1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah: Take the entire family out to Jackie's Brickhouse for an all day event with $2.99-per-pound crawfish, plus live music under the palapa from 2 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Las Haciendas, 1020 NASA Road 1 (at I-45), Webster or 2951 Marina Bay Drive, League City: All four Las Haciendas locations will have Mother’s Day food and drink specials all day. Walk-ins welcome. Bakkhus Taverna, 605 A 6th Street, Kemah: Life is good with Sunday Brunch at Bakkhus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come hungry with $5 all-you-caneat pancakes, and whet your whistle with $3 Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers. After 2, order from their regular menu. Reservations are not accepted T-bone's Steakhouse Restaurant, 707 Hwy. 146, Kemah: "Remember buy mom a margarita on Mother's Day because you're the reason she drinks!" TBone Tom's is always glad to celebrate mom's on this special day. Dine indoors or outdoors at this iconic Kemah restaurant known for it's steaks, barbecue, home cooking and live music. On mother's day, enjoy live music from the Chad Ware Band out in Tom's Back Yard from 5 to 9 p.m. Walk-ins welcome.

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The Scene’s Great Chefs An On-Going Series Chef Oscar Melendez Latitudes Restaurant 1817 Avenue K in San Leon, TX What's the most important piece of your culinary past that has led you to where you are now? Chef Oscar Melendez credits his mother Leticia Melendez for his success. “My mother worked in a restaurant, and I was able to see firsthand how satisfying it was to have a strong work ethic as well as please customers. She got me motivated.” Experience: The friendly chef has always been around the food and hospitality industry while growing up. Chef Melendez started his personal journey at 15 years old. The passion for cooking was undeniable and he has worked in restaurant positions since. What is it about cooking that you love? Chef Melendez beamed as he explained that “I love seeing my customers smile when they enjoy their meal.” Signature dish: Rib eye. “It’s very simple to cook a rib eye steak,” Melendez said. “Don’t put any weight on it as it cooks. If it’s cooked right, it will create its own sauce.” Customers crave Melendez’s rice side dish. “I cook it the way my mother does,” he said. “People who normally don’t like rice will tell me how much they enjoyed it.”

Have you cooked for anyone famous? Yes. Robert Irvine from the popular Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible” and “Dinner: Impossible” dined on Melendez’s fried shrimp dish. “And he told me he loved it.” Melendez also says he enjoys cooking during special occasions at home. Please share a special cooking tip or technique to share with our readers. Chef Melendez says to “use egg whites and seasoned flour when breading items to fry.” In the Latitudes kitchen: “We make everything from scratch and only use the freshest seafood to create quality dishes,” he said. New on the menu are Grilled Mahi and Rib Eye Fried Steak. Two other favorite dishes are the oysters and fried shrimp.


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says Rebecca Collins, president of the Art Consortium. The Gallery opens at noon for art market shopping. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and donations to the Art Consortium are greatly appreciated.

By Domino Taylor Bay Area’s newest gallery, the Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, is having their Grand Opening Celebration, Saturday, May 11. The 2nd Street Gallery, a member-supported gallery, is located at 1509½ 2nd Street in Seabrook. The celebration will also feature an outdoor “Locally Grown Arts Market” on the grounds of the gallery. The fun starts at noon, and ends at 9 p.m. The celebration will highlight the works of local artists and Art Consortium members on the walls of the gallery. All works of art will be available for purchase. Information on classes and workshops for artists of all levels will be available at the grand opening for those wishing to get into the arts or further their skills. “We’re excited to bring the arts to Seabrook and the Galveston Bay Area. Seabrook is the perfect location for an artistic endeavor, and we want to serve the community through the arts. 2nd Street Gallery will give local artists a beautiful place to show, and our classroom is a wonderful place to learn and explore ones’ artistic side. We want to make it an available asset to everyone,”



Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast To Celebrate Grand Opening


2nd Street Gallery is a member art gallery for the Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Not only do they produce classes and art festivals, but they will also be partnering with many organizations in the arts, including filmmaking and theatre arts with Farpoint Theatre and the Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival. The Art Consortium of the Gulf Coast brings together artists, organizations and art enthusiasts to advocate, promote and provide opportunities to create and celebrate the arts for all Texas Gulf Coast residents and visitors. Their motto states that through leadership and innovation, they are committed to preserving our cultural and creative diversity by building community where the arts are a vital part of everyday life. Share in the celebration with the 2nd Street Gallery on May 11. For more info, call 281-907-3140 or visit

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The Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation’s 9th Annual

SALUTE TO HEROES THURSDAY, JUNE 27 6 to 9pm Dinner & Fundraiser South Shore Harbour Resort $


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WWW.RJHFOUNDATION.ORG Come honor our military and help create new scholarships for outstanding CCISD graduates. U.S. Army Spec. Ray Joseph Hutchinson, age 20 & a 2001 Clear Creek High School graduate, was killed in Iraq in Dec. 2003 while participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom w/ the 101st Airborne Division. The Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization established to award scholarships in Hutchinson’s name to further the goodness of his life.

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ART May 3 & 4: “ArtWalk by The Bay” 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on La Porte’s Historical Main Street, 281-9073140, May 11: Grand Opening of The Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast & 2nd Street Gallery, noon to 9 p.m., 1509 1/2 2nd Street, Seabrook, 281-9073140, (See Art Column) May 18 & 19: “Art in The Park” Festival, Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stevenson Park, Friendswood. Email, May 20: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., Selling raffle tickets to win a quilt, check website for location, for more info, email, June 12-21 and 24-28: Kids Summer Art Camp, Ages 6-12, TAACCL, location for camp and classes, 18036 Upper Bay Rd. Nassau Bay, to register contact or 281-335-7777,

MUSIC & FILM May 4: Weiner- Robinson Theater opening with Miles Jaye, shows 7:30 & 10 p.m. Reception for Jaye on May 3, 430 W. Main, La Porte, 979-319-1421. For updates: May 18: Bay Area Bluegrass Monthly Show with Bluegrass Solutions & Brazos River Pickers, 7 p.m. Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W. Walker, League City,

THEATRE May 3-26: The Doctor In Spite of Himself, Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy. 3 Dickinson, 281-337-SHOW, May 3-19: Monique, Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m., Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena. 713-9411758, May 17- June 2: First Kisses, Fri. and Sat. 8


p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. at Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, 382-335-5228,

PHOTOGRAPHY May 16: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393,

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





port. 713-454-1940, Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday through Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. Breakfast on Bayou 8 a.m. Ages 5 to adult. New: Third Sundays in Nature from noon to 4 p.m. Free. Reservations required on events, 8500 Bay Area Blvd. 281-4742551, Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte. 281-479-2431 Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday through Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook. 281-3265960, Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 1220 Coryell, League City. 281-332-1393, Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston. 409-765-5700,

every Wednesday morning. 281-474-9142, Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. ~ Special Displays: In conjunction with the Gulf Coast Film Festival, monthly displays and presentations on books about films, film history and the art of film making. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston. Call for more information, 281-488-1906. Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W. Walker, League City. 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. and 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte. 281-471-4022,

MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Air-


League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday through Friday. 210 Kansas Avenue, League City. Call for group reservations, 281-554-2994. Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722. ~ Warbird rides available. Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens. 800-582-4673, San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-4792421, Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday; 409 6th Street N., Texas City, 409643-5799, To be in The Arts Calendar, email

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From Fast Times at Ridgemont Hig h to Friendswood High School Fine Arts, Vans shoes remain an iconic part of high sch ool culture.

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Featured Artists: Friendswood High School Fine Arts Students

Friendswood Fine Arts teachers Mandy Harris and Mary Wise are banking on Vans Custom Culture and their talented art students. For the fourth year, Vans is hosting a shoe customization contest. It’s a culture clash on a national level between high schools competing to win $50,000 for their art programs. According to Harris, each participating school received four pairs of blank Vans sneakers to be designed with four different themes: art, music, local flavor, and a Vans-sponsored sport. Out of the 1500 competing high schools, Friendswood High

School placed in the top 50. Harris stated that the top 50 schools were then divided into five regions. She said that Friendswood is contending with nine other high schools in the Southwest region of the competition. Harris hopes her students’ sneaker sensations will snag the most online votes so that they may advance to the finals as Custom Culture Champions. She added that the top five regional finalists will fly to New York City sometime in June. There, the winning school will receive the $50,000 grand prize and the four runner-up schools receive $4,000. Four Friendswood fine arts students designed the Vans shoes. The project was “super cool and relates to them because they wear Vans,” she said. Harris said the students painted three pairs and colored the fourth pair with Sharpie markers. She explained that the students utilized templates provided by Vans to first draw their designs before transferring to the actual sneakers. She said the winning shoe is produced and sold by Vans. “It was important to get input from other students. We had to make sure the shoes had appeal,” said Harris.

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The Artist Family Owned, Eco-Friendly, Creative Fun for All Ages By Rhonda Meredith Join The Artist, an art studio located at 1023 W. Bay Area Blvd. in Webster, on Wednesday May 8, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. for their Open House. Seize the opportunity to get a first look at the contemporary studio, peruse the paintings on display, enjoy dinner and drinks, and even register for classes. The Artist offers painting classes taught by professional local artists within a fun and relaxing environment where you are encouraged to bring your favorite wines, beverages and snacks. All supplies are provided with the cost of the class. No art experience is necessary. The twoto three- hour classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Classes are 21 and up, except for the Saturday afternoon classes, which are family oriented. Local residents Shane and Cindy Hamilton created The Artist with the primary focus of building a true familyowned and operated business. “Three generations of both sides of our family participate in the day-to-day activities re-


quired to put this show on each night,” said Shane Hamilton. “Everything related to this company, from the name, logo, gallery of paintings, website, etc., has been created and designed by members of our family and friends. We even built out the studio ourselves!” adds his wife Cindy. Besides being family-owned, the studio is “locally oriented” too. “Everything possible is purchased locally, and we support small businesses in our area,” said Cindy. The studio also strives to minimize their carbon footprint by using eco-friendly material when available. Continued on Next Page


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The Artist Continued from Previous Page “At The Artist, we recognize that all natural resources are limited and if not used sparingly will run out one day,” said Shane. “With this in mind, we have designed our company and studio to be as environmentally friendly as possible and to utilize “reduce/reuse/recycle” in all aspects of our operation.” This means all the consumable items used in the studio are made from recycled materials or new unconventional products. Because you can’t recycle paper that has acrylic paint all over it, the paint palette’s they use are made from recycled corn stalks, the forks and knives available in the kitchen area are made from corn starch not plastic, and the aprons used in the studio are manufactured from recycled polyester fibers. “Even the cleaning supplies we use are environmentally friendly and made from natural products,” said Cindy. The Hamiltons also believe in giving back to the community and host an ongoing food drive at their location. “Please bring something each time you come,” said Cindy. “One hundred percent of all donations go to Interfaith Caring Ministries Food Pantry.” Also, paintings will be donated to area hospitals and non-profit organizations in an effort to share beauty with the world. On Friday, May 10, The Artist will celebrate their Grand Opening and very first painting class. It will be an evening of wine and creativity from 7 to 10 p.m. as the inaugural class paints "Brewtiful Cups" with local artist Sherry McClendon. In addition to McClendon, instructors Amy Herrmann, Brenda Bell, Fontaine Jacobs, as well as Cindy Hamilton will be providing step by step instructional classes on a rotating schedule to assist you in discovering your inner artist and creating a masterpiece that is unique. Learn to paint gardens, mansions, oceans, trees, Monet, Van Gogh, T. Kincaide, Cezanne, and many other subjects and objects. Some themes in May are: Vincent Van Gogh inspired "Boats," "Wine Down," "Goldfish Bowl," Claude Monet’s "Study of a Figure Outdoors Facing Right," "Cherry Blossoms," Vincent Van Gogh inspired "Irises," and "Island Breeze.” Hosting an event has never been easier. “No matter what the occasion your visit to the studio is,” said Shane. “One thing for certain is that it will spark your inner creativity that will flow over into all areas of your life.” Summer camp information will be available soon. Gift Certificates are available. To register for a class, visit, or for more information, call 281-701-2821.



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We Like Action, Yes We Do! We Like Action, How About You?

SCENE (sen) Noun. The place where an action or event occurs.

We have identified our readers as those who, for the most part, enjoy going out to eat or drink regularly. Our readers enjoy and support local live music. And for the most part, like to look their best while out on the SCENE – whether that's fashionwise or fitness, or both – appearance is

important to them. So after studying and learning more about our readers, we at The SCENE have decided to make a forward and conscious shift of focus, not dropping or lowering focus on current content, but just really ramping up what we call the “SCENE Action Guide.”

THE FRUSTRATIONS OF SPOT CHANGING Fit to Be SCENE | Guest Columnist Greetings, fitnessphiles! We've all had that friend or even been that friend who wants to tweak one area on the thighs, specifically the inner thighs on on their physique. Everyone at one time or another wants female lifters. The base problem is the fat desomething very specific to one little area that would vastly posit at the inner thigh, not the musculature change our feelings on our overall physique. Sometimes it’s as there. So often I’ve seen people doing inner simple as making your arms or calves bigger, but most often it thigh adduction exercises, trying to “slim down” that area. The is reducing body fat in an area. This is called spot changing. issue we have here is that you will place and burn fat ranSpot changing is one of the more frustrating points of a perdomly. You have areas you are genetically predisposed to place sonal trainer’s career, and can drive a fitness enthusiast to disfat, and your body pulls fat completely randomly to process it traction! It can be difficult to achieve semi-realistic goals like this for energy. The simplest way to reduce an area is to reduce because human physiology tends to get in the way. When everywhere, meaning put yourself in a caloric deficit, and burn gaining muscle mass, you will tend to be in a caloric surplus, fat everywhere! Working muscles in the area will make them meaning you are eating more than your body needs at any bigger and frustrate you to no end! The only time you can one time so you can support growth; sometimes that leads to specifically target what fat you will burn off is while doing carfat deposits as well as muscle gains. When you plan to target dio. Several studies have successfully concluded that cardioresone area over another, doing more exercise for that area will piratory exercise will burn off abdominal fat. The stuff under increase the muscle there, but the surrounding muscles will the muscle is called visceral fat, and this is what pushes your grow as they support the area of your focus. For instance, if abdominal wall out, giving you a “gut.” you tried to make your biceps bigger, your shoulders will grow In conclusion, just try to work out all around, and be happy some also since they hold the upper arm in place. In the long with yourself! Set good goals for yourself, and GET IN THE GYM! run, this universal growth will make visible change hard to notice, even though the numbers on the tape measure have Rick Hunter is a personal trainer and founder of founder of MEathead's Fitgone up. The trick to success is to find fully supported, focused ness. After being an Occupational Therapy practitioner for 10 years, Rick exercises. A good example for the biceps would be preacher decided to turn his focus into the preventative side of medicine. Since 2001, he has helped transform lives in various settings and worked with bench curls, where you lay your upper arm on/over a bench various athletes ranging from wanting to look better in clothes to figand perform curls. Spot change (or spot reduction) is what it’s called when you wish to reduce an area. This is the most frustrating goal anyone can come up with! Most commonly you will see this goal

ure/fitness competitors to elite martial artists to powerlifters. He has used NASM (PES and SFS) and IFPA National Certifications, and is studying the Anatomy Trains system to master postural correction. Find Rick at 713-4593427 or on Facebook.




CLEAR LAKE GREEK FESTIVAL May 10, 11 & 12 at Landolt Pavillion, Clear Lake Park on NASA Pkwy

The Greeks are credited with influencing cultures and civilizations around the globe for centuries. They gave birth to philosophy, astronomy, democracy, mathematics and science, and Greece was known in ancient times as the seat of learning. In modern times around Clear Lake, the Greeks are known for all that and throwing a fun, familyfriendly festival every May. For the 20th year on May 10, 11 & 12, members of the St. John The Theologian Greek Orthodox will transform Clear Lake Park into a beautiful Mediterranean coastline for one of our area’s most popular events, the Clear Lake Greek Festival. Roughly 6,000 people attend

this event over the course of the three-day weekend every year. The event is the primary fundraiser for the church and will feature tasty homemade Greek food and pastries available including: Their famous gyros, tyropitas (cheese pie), spanakopitas (spinach pie), Greek rotisserie chicken, souvlaki skewers, loukoumades (fritters in honey and cinnamon), and baklava. There will also be delicious Greek desserts, traditional Greek wine, non-stop music and dancing, exciting exhibition folk dancing and much more including rides and moonwalks in the children’s amusement area. Buy your tickets today! General admission tickets are $4, and presale tickets include admission fee and a meal of your choosing for only $12. Visit www.clearlakegreek for more information or contact Demos Thanos at 713-417-3731 or via e-mail at

UTMB Health Presents the Annual Black Tie & Boots Gala • May 11 UTMB Health will present the annual Black Tie & Boots Gala Saturday, May 11 at Moody Gardens. Hailed as one of the top social events on Galveston, the gala benefits the mission of the American Heart Association and will honor the “Voice of Galveston” Vandy Anderson and support research and education efforts both on and off the island. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with emcee V. J. Tramonte, while Donna Sollenberger, CEO of UTMB Health, greets guests as the 2013 event chair. Since 1975, $14.6 million have benefited Galveston scientists and physicians and supported life-saving research programs focused on the mission of the American Heart Association – building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. UTMB Galveston scientists are currently receiving $1.2 million in research funding. The mission will come to life that evening when featured guest survivor, 15-year-old Hailey Juneau and her family share her amazing story of survival and hope, which began two years ago when Juneau was a healthy seventh grader with no previous symptoms of heart disease. For more information, call the American Heart Association at 713-610-5000 or visit




Wednesday Races on Clear Lake

Rock the Dock

Village Fair & TX Music Fest.

Every Wednesday @ 6:15pm • Villa Capri

Every Thursday • Kemah Boardwalk

May 3-5 • Walter Hall Park, League City

Gritty Goddess

18th Annual Keels & Wheels

Blessing of the Fleet

May 4 • Moody Gardens, Galveston Island

May 4-5 • Lakewood Yacht Club

May 5 • Clear Creek Channel, Kemah

Clear Lake Biz & Wellness Expo

Clear Lake Greek Festival

Black Tie & Boots Galveston Gala

May 9 • Gloria Dei Church, Nassau Bay

May 10, 11 & 12 • Landolt Pavilion, CL Park

May 11 • Moody Gardens

Miss Kemah Pageant

Strawberry Festival

Texas Outlaw Challenge

May 17 - 19 • Multiple Kemah Locations

May 17-19 • Pasadena Convention Center

June 20 - 23 • Multiple Locations

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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 U.S. 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. Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-474-9700.

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41. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 42. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 43. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 44. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 45. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 46. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 47. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500 48. BBVA COMPASS STADIUM 2200 Texas Avenue . . . .713-276-7500 49. DOWNTOWN HOUSTON AQUARIUM 410 Bagby .713-223-3474 50. HOUSTON ZOO 6200 Hermann Park Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .713-533-6500

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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. Beach Hut ........................731 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 7. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 9. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 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. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 10. Center Court Pizza & Brew3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite J 18. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 19. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 20. Club Pride....................229 E. NASA Parkway (Webster) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. Coastal Crossing Grill ......113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 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 ..20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) 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) 38. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 39. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 40. Fox and Hound ................................12802 Gulf Freeway 41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1

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42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Golden Sea Seafood ...........1415 Highway 146 (Kemah) 44. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 45. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 46. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 47. Jackie B’s Sports.Spirits..................352 N. Gulf Freeway 48. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 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 70. Las Haciendas • South Shore ........2951 Marina Bay Dr. 56. Latitudes Restaurant ..................1817 Ave K (San Leon) 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. 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 Restaurant..............4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 20. Nobi Public House............241 E NASA Pkwy, (Webster) 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. Pod-Zu’s at Clifton by the Sea ......10 Grand Ave (Bacliff) 81. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive

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Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake

Seabrook’s Villa Capri returns as event host & home base You don’t need to know the difference between the “main” and the “jib” to enjoy and appreciate the Bay Area’s most beautiful spectator sport, sailing. Few places anywhere have the kind of sailing community that is found in the Clear Lake/Bay Area. This area is home to competitive sailing programs and races run by a number of yacht clubs and local sailing associations. For anyone who loves to sail, who could ask for a better place to live or visit than here. But sailing is also a fabulous spectator sport, and this area offers residents and visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy the impressive sight of sailing up-close and personal during the 2013 season of the Wednesday Night Races on Clear Lake which started last month and is hosted again this year at Seabrook’s Villa Capri. As host, Villa Capri offers the best view of the races with the start and finish lines directly in front of the restaurant in the prevailing southeast breeze. There will be live commentary, drink specials, random awards, and a special, Wednesday Night Menu to go along with the beautiful views and action.

The Wednesday Night Sailboat Races, now in its 33rd year, feature numerous classes of boats on the lake and the bay. Also known as “Beer Can Races” around America, these races are generally more relaxed, but Clear Lake’s version has become a great way to tune up a crew’s teamwork or get involved in the sport for the first time. Introducing some longer, more relaxed racing into the series will allow skippers to invite newbies along for a ride without worrying too much about the continuous scramble for the next upcoming maneuver. These races are also unique with turning marks set just yards away from the spectators on land. With the marks set so close, it is easy to watch the teamwork, sail changes, and listen to the exchanges between boats, which sometimes can be comical. Combined with the great food, drinks, and service, and the garden-like atmosphere of Villa Capri’s patio, the races will serve as a great place for an escape from the work week. See you there!

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9/18 . . . .Champion Semi 1 9/25 . . . .Champion Semi 2 10/02 . . . . .Champion Final 10/09 . .Season Awards Party 10/17 . . . . . . . . . .HMR Start



Introducing the SCENE SAILING TEAM Powered by GALACTIC COAST BREWING The SCENE Magazine has teamed up with other local businesses to sponsor veteran sailor Stuart Lindow’s #99 boat, a J24, for the 2013 Wednesday Night Sailboat Races. The SCENE Sailing Team finished April with a first and two second places finishes and is currently in second place overall after getting off to a rough start of the season with a DNF in race #1. Make sure to come out an cheer on the #99 boat. Its the one with the Carefree Boat Club logo on the spinnaker.



Boating without Owning..its about time! Many people want the luxury of owning a boat but don’t want to deal with the expense and maintenance associated with boat ownership. Carefree Boat Club offers an alternative to boat ownership. For a fraction of the cost of owning a boat, you can become a member of an elite club that takes care of all the hassle and lets you have all the fun. In other words, Carefree Boat Club will handle all the maintenance, storage and insurance while YOU just enjoy your time on the water. Carefree Boat Club offers a variety of boats from fishing and skiing to cruising and sailing. And every time that you make a reservation, the friendly dock staff will be at the boat dock to greet you and help you with anything you might need while boarding your boat. Then at the end of the day, the staff will be there to meet you upon your return. And as a member of Carefree Boat Club, you have reciprocal access to every Carefree fleet of boats, at any of their nationwide locations. All Carefree Boat Club of Clear Lake Carefree members are trained how to operate the boats safely and you’ll receive information on Seabrook Marina • 281-975-4000 the best locations for boat accessible dining, fishing, skiing, swimming and shopping. 1900 Shipyard Dr, Seabrook, TX 77586






Lakewood’s 31st SHOE REGATTA sets sail May 18-19 Upcoming Calendar

Shoe Regatta Fri.-Sun., May 17-19 • Galv. Bay

LYC Bay Cup II Lakewood Yacht Club’s Race Committee Chairman Gerhard Wittich has announced that the 31st Annual Shoe Regatta will be held over the weekend of May 18-19. In 1982 Lakewood hosted the first Shoe Regatta which was originally sponsored by Foley’s Department Store and Sperry TopSider Shoes. Bay Access, a not-for-profit organization that supports amateur racing, is the organizing authority of the race. Sponsors include Mount Gay Rum and West Marine. The Regatta, which is open to the public, is a favorite among local racers because, in the past, each crew member of the winning boat in each class was awarded a certificate for a pair of Sperry deck shoes; hence the name of the Regatta. The Shoe Regatta is for one-design, handicapped, and cruising sailboats over 20 feet in length and with a cabin. There

will be two windward/leeward courses for One Design Classes and PHRF Spinnaker boats and an additional Distance Course. The Skippers Meeting will be held on Fri., May 17, 7:30 pm in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX. “We urge all skippers to attend this important gathering so that they can take full advantage of all aspects of this weekend regatta,” related Wittich. The Saturday evening party will feature music by “Crossroads” and a dinner of chicken-fried steak. The Awards Ceremony will follow the last race on Sun., May 19th, and will be held in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club. Sponsors who make the Shoe Race possible to be hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club include the following: Nautic, Bay Access, Little Yacht Sales, Hayes Insurance, OJs Marine, Sea Lake Yacht Sales, Sail with Scott and Mount Gay Rum. Participants can register on line at For questions, please contact Lakewood Yacht Club at or call the office at 281-474-2511.

Sat., August 3 • Galv. Bay LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511

HYC Spring Series #2 Sun, May 5 • Galveston Bay HYC Spring Series #3 Sun, May 26 • Galveston Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta Jun 22-23 • Galveston Bay HYC Summer Series #1 Sun, Jul 7 • Galveston Bay WSA Women's Sailing Weekend Jul 13-14 • Galveston Bay HYC Summer Series #2 Sun, Jul 28 • Galveston Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta Jun 22-23 • Galveston Bay HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

GBCA/ SOS-TEX Conundrum Regatta

Serving the Clear Lake Area since 1978. S U R F - N - S K AT E

540 El Dorado • Webster • 281-486-4848

Sat., May 4 • Galveston Bay

Rum Race 1 Sat , May 25 • Galveston Bay

GBCA Race to the Border Sat , June 1 • Gulf of Mex. (S. Padre) GALVESTON BAY CRUISING ASSOCIATION (GBCA)



4TH ANNUAL J/FEST SOUTHWEST SLATED FOR NOV. 2-3 J/Fest Southwest Committee Chairman Al Goethe has announced that Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) will be hosting its 4th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on Sat., Nov. 2 and Sun., Nov. 3. “We wanted to get a ‘save the date’ message out to racers now as formerly the regatta has been held in October,” Goethe explained. The regatta is open to the public and all races will be held on Galveston Bay.

sign races. “Our J/Fest Southwest will be another great opportunity for Lakewood to promote and support a national caliber event,” added Goethe.

J/Fest regattas have been held for over 28 years in Annapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans and Seattle. The focus of the J/Fest is to give J/Boat racers a chance to compete in one-de-

With the City of Seabrook again being the primary sponsor of the event, the overall theme of the J/Fest Southwest Regatta is to provide a venue that is all inclusive to J/Boat owners, their family and friends. While the racers are on the water, their spouses and family can enjoy a myriad of activities and tourist attractions in and around the Bay Area Houston arena.

TMCA SPRING FLING • May 17, 18 & 19 The Texas Mariner’s Cruising Association (TMCA) and the City of Baytown are joining forces to host the 3rd annual Spring Fling from May 17th to 19th. Imagine Galveston Bay filled with over 150 recreational sail and power boats making their way to the brand new Bayland Marina for a weekend of entertainment and philanthropy! There will be a Trade Show, Boats on Display, Boating Seminars, Live Bands, great food and the camaraderie of the Gulf Coast boating community. ALL proceeds go to benefit The 100 Club and Heart of Sailing Foundation! For more info, go to

One design fleets slated for the J/Fest Southwest Regatta include J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80, J/105, and the J/109. It will be a circuit stop for the J/24, J/70, J/80, J/105 and J/109 classes. Race tracking will be available to the onedesign classes and can be observed live on large screen TV’s in the clubhouse. For further information and to register to race, please go to



Meet The SCENE’S GRITTY GODDESS TEAM HE SCENE DIRTY DIVAS -- the Official Team for the SCENE Magazine -- at the Gritty Goddess event on May 4 are ready to hit the dirt and get gritty!! Head out to the ladies-only obstacle course at Moody Gardens to cheer on these mothers, daughters, friends, neighbors and all-round great gals as they participate in this dirty 5K. Be sure to to congratulate or wish luck to our awesome participants! To the right is our official roster for the spring 2013 spring event. For more information on this fun activity which is expecting 3,500 participants, visit


~ Betsey Ennis, Team Founder & Co-Captain

Why get Gritty? We asked some of our ladies to tell us! Why am I running? Because over the last seven months I have lost 50 pounds through diet and working out. And these 5K's are a fun way for me to exercise. Seven months ago, I was out of breath going up a flight of stairs. Now I run for the fun of it!! And I love my girlfriends – old and new – who run with me. ~Stacy Ransom, SCENE Dirty Diva Why did I want to do the Gritty Goddess? 8 months ago, I stepped on the scale and was disgusted. I weighed more than I had when I was 9 months pregnant in any of my 4 pregnancies. I made a vow then to myself to lose weight & get healthy. With resolve and determination, I joined a gym and started working out. I met some of the most fabulous and inspiring instructors in the classes offered, and now nearly 40 pounds lighter, I feel I have the strength and determination to be able to participate in an obstacle run of this nature. (Plus, it's too much fun playing in the mud!) Why THIS team? As I mentioned before, one of those fabulous and inspiring and motivating instructors that I met was Laurie Dahse, and I CAN’T WAIT to tackle this next step with her by my side, cheering me on like I know she will! Thanks Laurie; I couldn't stay motivated without you! ♥ ~Brandi Pascavage, SCENE Dirty Diva I wanted to do the Gritty Goddess because I wanted to challenge myself and my body. I am currently on a healthy path and this is giving me a goal and I know I will have a sense of accomplishment when I finish! Of course, not to mention, I heard it is a lot of fun, and I will get to meet some great people! ~Tianne Bernal, SCENE Dirty Diva The draw for me to this activity was threefold. (1) It benefits several worthwhile charities; (2) it's not just a long run or walk; (3) and it’s only for women. Being a pediatric nurse the last 25 years has given me a passion for children’s charities in particular. When I saw one of the charities this run benefits is The Rainbow Connection – a summer camp program for children with cancer and blood disorders and their siblings – I was hooked. I am in graduate school and working

full-time, so I was not able to volunteer a whole week as a nurse for summer camp this year as I usually do. So this one-day activity is a way for me to give despite my busy schedule. Participating in Gritty Goddess with The SCENE Dirty Divas team – a group of positive, active, confident women – was a wonderful plus. There is no down side to a day of fun, friendship, and giving. ~ Jane Head, SCENE Dirty Diva I wanted to do it because it sounded like a blast, and I wasn't able to do it last year. I mean, who doesn't want to get dirty!? ~ Crystalyn Evard, SCENE Dirty Diva Doing it with my sister (Holly Duncan-Marquis)! We have never done anything like this before! So I thought, "Let's give it a try!" I'm also hoping it will get me motivated to get back into shape. This past year, I have added a little too much "because I am happy weight." Now I am ready to get back down a couple sizes and thought this will help me. It looks like a blast to do with my sister (who promised not to leave me in the mud)! What a great way to have fun in the mud! Let's see what I can do! FUN! FUN! ~ Tammy Cespedes, SCENE Dirty Diva I wanted to do it because it sounded fun! I mainly wanted to get myself motivated. And what better way to do it, than a spiritual mud bath?! I will get gritty with the memories of some lost loved ones and become the healthier version I know they want me to be. I have many steps to take, but this is the beginning of a new healthier life. And I get to participate with my sissy Tammy Cespedes. I am excited, and looking forward to being gritty! ~ Holly Duncan-Marquis, SCENE Dirty Diva I have always wanted to do a mud run and to finally have the opportunity to tackle this with all the other amazing woman doing it. It is going to be AWESOME! ~ Erica Godfrey, SCENE Dirty Diva About 2.5 years ago, after a couple life events, I felt like I was woken up from a dream and was starting my life over again at 33 years old. I saw things in a whole new light, and now live my life by two mantras: (1) Live fearlessly, and (2) if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. So when I was approached to do this race three days prior, I put both mantras into play. This will be my first mud run, and very much looking forward to meeting some new lovely ladies, playing in the dirt, all for a good cause! ~ Lindsey Carlblom, SCENE Dirty Diva

Laurie Dahse (Team Co-Captain)

Tianne Bernal Tammy Cespedes Stacy Ransom Holly Duncan-Marquis Sabrina Duncan Brandi Pascavage Crystalyn Evard Satterria Woods Carrie Taylor Amanda Carlton Connie Mack Jane Head Meredith Welsh Charity Tony Alicia Cook Rhonda Webster Tara Webster Andrea Berrondo Erica Godfrey Lindsey Carlblom Angie Pace Carmen Bates (Photographer)



ickinson resident, father and former school teacher Jason Carter is fighting this month (May 18) against Marcus AnD drusia for the IXFA Lightweight (Mixed Martial Arts) title in IXFA 9 at the Delta Downs Casino in Vinton, Louisiana. The SCENE recently caught up with Carter for a quick Q&A. How long has this been a way of life for you? I started in martial arts when I was 4 years old, and I have never stopped. What are the main areas of training and what type of mindset do you have to have to be successful at accomplishing your goals? I am an extremely determined person – many call it stubborn. It has always worked for me, and it keeps me positive during training. Discipline and focus are a way of life, and getting your mind as well as your body prepared is very important. I train hard in kickboxing, wrestling and BJJ, as well as lots of explosive strength and conditioning.


Jason Carter

What is your day job? Teaching Martial arts is my full-time job. I own and operate Furia Training Center, a MMA gym in Dickinson/League City. We teach students of all ages in American Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and fitness. We stay busy and operate six days a week. What's your favorite thing about this sport? Mixed martial arts is realistic, and it's the best way to learn how to defend yourself. What is one of your more memorable moments as an athlete? My first fight, I trained like I was fighting a world champion and knocked my opponent out in 15 seconds. What are your next aspirations or goals for yourself? My aspiration is to put Furia Training Center at the highest level of mixed martial arts and compete with the best. I would love to coach one of my fighters into the UFC. Who inspires you athletically and why? Bruce Lee; he is bad ass! How do you overcome the challenges balancing life/work & fitness? Balance is the key word. I am lucky to have my business where doing martial arts is my job. I am able to have my family at the gym with me where they also train. Can you share any eating tips? Eating healthy is essential to be a competitive athlete. There are a lot of crazy diets out there, but I stick to the basics. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and lean meats. My favorite hobby is gardening and raising chickens. I like to eat organic, and know where my food comes from. My biggest tip is there is no such thing as junk food: There is food, and then there is junk.

IXFA 9 Extreme Fighting Sat., May 18 • 8pm at DELTA DOWNS 2717 Delta Downs Dr, Vinton, Louisiana

Signature Drinks: TOPWATER GRILL IKE’S REVENGE – Hurricane Ike has come

and gone and while it did damage, it will never take the spirit of San Leon. The best times are still ahead, so this calls for Don Q Cristal rum. This Puerto Rican rum won a platinum medal for “Best of Show” in a 2012 world beverage competition. Add pineapple juice, orange juice, splash of Grenadine, and sweet and sour to taste a wonderful smooth and fruity drink. Try it with an order of Torpedos, Bobbers, Sinkers, or any other appetizer to your liking. Enjoy!

BLUE MARLIN – Most people are skeptical

when they hear a typical fish story because they are so exaggerated. But at Topwater Grill, when you say “Blue Marlin,” just know the legend is true. It’s downright simple to make with the smooth taste of Tito’s handmade vodka and the citrus orange flavor of De Kuyper’s Blue Curacao liqueur. Pair it with the pecan crusted red snapper or pepper seared tuna served with rice pilaf and a vegetable medley to get the full tale. SAN LEON SUNSET – San Leon has beau-

tiful sunsets. What better way to immortalize them than to name a gorgeous drink in its honor? This ruby red beverage is a mix of Patron Silver tequila, orange juice, grapefruit juice and a splash of Grenadine’s blood-red pomegranate syrup. Enjoy it with Topwater’s Los Suenos tilapia dish that’s grilled in olive oil and spices, Prepared at then topped with mango TOPWATER GRILL salsa served with black 815 Avenue O in San Leon beans and rice. Phone: 281-339-1232

By Rhonda Meredith



1010B E. NASA PKWY @ EGRET BAY • 281-335-5400 A & B’S SHOTGUN GRILL NOW OPEN! SAT., MAY 4 Kentucky Derby Party $3.50 Mint Julips. Ladies wear your BIG hats!

SUN., MAY 5 Cock-eyed Anniversary. Come party w/ us on the deck: piñatas, donkeys! (what??) $2.50 Ritas!

Thurs. Night: Open Mic

FRI ..5/3 SAT ..5/4

Play onstage. Enter for instrument giveaway. Call for details. 1st place: Cajon. ..........................LOS GALLOS 2nd place: Recording time. 3rd place: Bar tab ..AARON & DREW FROM GUTS TO GLORY

FRI ..5/10 ..................TRIP TO CASCITY $10 BUCKETS: MON, WED, SUN SAT ..5/11 ..................BARE NECESSITY MON. Original band night

TUES: $1.50 Wells All Day

FRI ..5/17 ..................STARR JERNIGAN SAT ..5/18 ............................THE RADS WED & SUN: CLIFF’S KARAOKE

THURS: Open Mic Night

FRI ..5/24 ............CHRIS HARDY & FRIENDS (musicians get happy hour pricing) SAT ..5/25....................EARNIE TREVINO

FRI: $3.50 Crowns FRI ..5/31 ................GUACAMOLE GODS SUNDAYS: Amanda’s SAT ..6/1 ............JEREMY KILGORE BAND famous Bloody Marys THE SCENE


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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 45 This annual event continues to grow each year with Revak on the sound & light desk (cameras love lights) and Hourglass ever adding time tested classics to the play list - When's the last time you heard a band pull off Pinball Wizard? This is one fun annual event and along with everybody else, looking forward to it again next year! Speaking of the time tested...

Candlebox @ Scout Bar

LOVE YOUR MOTHER - which would be your Mother Earth. We dropped in at the annual Armand Bayou Nature Center fund raiser last month. More than 200 supporters were in at-

String Theory @ Armand Bayou Fundraiser The Last Hour @ Scout Bar

tendance celebrating our nature center gem. Spinning it up on the entertainment stage was Johnny and the Spinsations, a nifty '50s and '60s Sock-Hop band who we've never seen before which included Jon Bouch (vocals) David and Ethan Marshall (lead guitar and bass), Patrick Waites (guitar), and Danny Patterson (drums). Also serenading the crowd was String Theory (Amelia and Raul Blanco on bass and mandolin, Craig Dinsmore and Louie Sellers on the six strings) taking it back to the days of Gospel, Bluegrass and Folk, which we all know served as the fundamental stepping stones for what was to become Rock & Roll. Those partaking spanned perhaps the largest range of generations, civic, and commercial participation we've seen so far this year, all for a great cause and to that end, qualifies them for Over-The-Top mention. Cheers!

Johnny and the Spinsations @ Armand Bayou Fundraiser

TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE Thomas and the great folks at Scout Bar continue to bring in great shows to our area and providing the opportunity for our local acts to share the stage. Last month, an audience from across the region gathered at Scout Bar for multi-platinum group, Candlebox and their 20th Anniversary Tour 2013, a major milestone by any measure. Opening for Candlebox included Lost Element, The Last Hour, and Dimitri's Rail - Pretty cool on the resume, eh? Frontman, Kevin Martin, did up a great job along with the entire band belting it out all evening long, connecting with the audience, and truly celebrating their 20-year achievement. Tour Stop, Clear Lake Where else, but Scout Bar! LOOKING AHEAD - With April showers comes May flowers, so the saying goes. What we know is from the past years, we've got some of the area's best weather in the month ahead which means patio season, time to get your chores done, grab your copy of The SCENE, and check it out! See you out there!



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Soul In Tension: Continued from Page 56 The terms “very energetic” and “original” come to mind when describing Soul In Tension’s live shows. “Our show is full of high energy,” said Kitchens. “From jumping off walls to crowd surfing, we aim to please the crowd, and we do whatever it takes to make sure you enjoyed yourself. No stupid props or glam. Just raw music and the love of entertaining.” Robertson concurs, “I would say that if you came to watch a show, it would definitely make you want to see us again. You will have the time of your life!” Soul In Tension spends a lot of time perfecting their music in hopes of bringing their fans something they can truly enjoy, identify with and share with their friends. “The way we put our music together and the dynamics of the band are essential to the sound of Soul In Tension. Each member plays a special role in the writing and structuring process,” said Carroll. “Our practices are usually pretty amazing to attend for that reason alone.” “A lot of our music starts with a riff or two and together as a band we all give input until the songs structure is complete,” said Kitchens. “This makes sure we all have a part in the music, and then the lyrics follow. The whole band will give a few ideas to tweak them, so they ‘SIT’ just right.” “And once everyone thinks a song is at its fullest potential, we finalize it,” adds Robertson. Soul In Tension’s next show is with Saliva on Saturday, May 11 at Scout Bar in Webster. Discounted tickets are available through the band. Visit Soul In Tension on Facebook for more information or “We urge everyone to look us up on Facebook,” said Kitchens. “We always love hearing from everyone through messages and comments. It allows the whole band the opportunity to write and chat with our supporters.” While at the show, purchase your copy of “The Finisher,” and be sure to check out the debut of new merchandise.

Open Sun., May 26 @ 7PM to celebrate Memorial Day NASA Road 1 & Hwy. 3 • 281-332-6702 HOURS: Tues. & Thurs. 4pm to 2am; Fri. 4pm to 2am; Sat. 5pm-2am



(Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine

$5 12-oz. Rib Eye & Fries $9.95 12-oz. Ribeye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks $1.50 Ritas & Kazis

THURSDAY SPECIALS: $3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8-piece Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas



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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 47 POUR IT ON - When we spotted Chris Elliot and Billy Bourbon on the ticket at Roger's Bar & Grill for an acoustic evening, we knew we had to go. Next time you see such a ticket, take it. We've been following these two frontmen for years in the area with their respective bands and the idea of these Billy Bourbon & Chris Elliott two together at Roger's Bar & Grill was intriguing. Free from the discipline of a bass and drum, Elliott and Bourbon proceeded to pour it on the spot with no playlist, yet serving up an end-to-end medley of crisp and inventive, classic cover interpretations. The Roger's music hall carried a perfect reverb and sound quality on the evening we went lending to intelligent conversations and socializing amongst friends. Had one needed a creative space, Roger's Bar & Grill was the place, Elliot and Bourbon was the group, and the moment was on The SCENE... THE KICK ASS BRASS - A few months ago, we got word that Andy and The Dreamsicles was plugging in a horn section into their tight modularized band and boy did they ever. Jackie's Brickhouse was the place where we caught The Kick Ass Brass made up of Jonathon "Boy Wonder" Starnes on trumpet, Don "The Bone" Bonner on sax, and Jack Pitcock on trombone.

One smoking hot summer is our forecast for all you Dreamsicle fans out there, and we suggest some new boogying dancing shoes. PIRATES & POETS - In March, we covered the first of this new series at T-Bone Tom's (hosted by Jerry Diaz) and ran a follow up in April. Clear the way and declare Galen Medlenka @ this third-Wednes- T-Bone Tom's day-of-the-month event good-to-go for all on any occasion - all you need to do is grab a table! In April, Jerry's guests included Galen Medlenka, Chad Ware, Steve Johnson, and Sheila Marshall. The Jerry, Galen and Chad set was an incredible delight as the three effortlessly synched onto each other's originals with a fun freshness that was musically well into Magic Territory. If that wasn't enough, each songwriter shared with the audience what was perhaps the most important part of the song – the "Why." Often, it was provocative, mindful or sometimes simply a clever whimsical thought – that's music. Check it out! Hourglass @ Cock-eyed Seagull

'60s HIPPIE PARTY - As the decade of the '60s celebrates its 50th trip around the sun, the fun continues with Hourglass at the annual '60s party at the Cockeyed Seagull. Texas Radio Hall of Famer, Lee Jolly, joined the band this year and the turnout was larger than ever making head of the contest judging event, David Schwope's job a fun challenge. - Continued on Page 41

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CECIL SHAW: Revisiting the Lost Art of Scatting and Motown Stylings at Cock and Bull British Pub another career highlight was singing for approximately three years with Stevie Wonder’s music company "Black Bull Publishing and Productions." He performed on Soul Train in 1974 on the same day as Jerry Butler and The Delfonics.

By Rhonda Meredith Cecil Shaw is an alumnus of Soul Train and Motown music. Grammy Award-winner Charley Pride opened for Shaw in January 2013 at the Presidential Inaugural Ball for The President of The United States of America, Barack Obama. The Black Tie and Boots Gala was the biggest gala in Washington, D.C. and Shaw represented Texas with his Motown style. The veteran entertainer is a second-generation music composer, writer, artist, producer and publisher. He learned the music industry from his father Gospel legend Brother Cecil L. Shaw Senior and his great uncle Blues legend Thomas Edgar Shaw. Brother Shaw (Shaw’s father) was also a writer, artist composer, and producer at Houston’s own famed Blues label Duke & Peacock Records owned by Don Robey. (Robey was also the owner of The Bronze Peacock Dinner Club. Houston’s House of Blues pays homage to this history by naming one of their music halls the Bronze Peacock Room.) The elder Shaw wrote songs for the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Staple Singers, The Williams Brothers, The Winstons, The Union Harmonizers and others. He was also a favorite singer to musician Ray Charles. You can safely assume that entertaining is in his blood.

Witness the captivating Shaw during his live show as he revisits the lost art of scatting at the Cock and Bull British Pub located at 3659 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. “The famous art of scatting started back in the early 1930s by Benjamin Sherman ‘Scatman’ Crothers, then ‘Scatman’ John came along in the 1990s,” said Shaw. “Now we have ‘Scatman’ Cecil Shaw in 2013!” Shaw’s live performances will also include Motown and jazz nights. Coincidentally, Shaw’s first show at the Cock and Bull on May 9 is also his CD release party. The new CD, “Outside Music for Your Inside Mind,” features Shaw’s vocal scatting, songs from Shaw’s own company Chameleon Publishing, and an array of incredible instrumentalist musicians. “Special recognition goes to Bruce Middleton who is a very good friend and classmate from ThunderSoul Kashmere Alumni on alto sax. Kevin Cowart is on tenor sax,” said Shaw. “Nino Villanueva is the sound engineer and Beverly Caruthers is the co-producer and co-publisher.” Speaking of Chameleon Publishing, in 2010, musicians Jamie Foxx and T-Pain won R&B Song of the Year for “Blame It” at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The “lizard is out of the bag” as the song was published through Shaw’s own Chameleon Publishing and BMI. Visit for more information. On May 9, Shaw will also be celebrating the Second Annual Bronze Peacock Awards

Shaw graduated from Kashmere High School in Houston in 1966. He then was one of the first black men to enroll at San Jacinto College's central campus in Pasadena, which at that time The Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) lived next door and claimed, "There would be no black faces on that campus.” But that did not deter this humble soul man. This just shows the kind of character the entertainer has. I bet Chuck Norris wishes he was as tough as Cecil Shaw… or even had that mega-watt smile!

Shaw, a robust baby boomer, shows no signs of slowing down. His contagious enthusiasm and how he loves to involve the audience in his performances makes Shaw’s shows so enjoyable and memorable. Spend an enchanting evening in Seabrook and enjoy a delightful Cecil Shaw performance. You will be singing “Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop” for quite awhile afterwards. Visit for Shaw’s performance schedule. Contact Shaw at or 281-570-8339 for booking information or visit or

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ABOVE: Johnny and the Spinsations; Candlebox at Scout Bar; Jerry Diaz during Pirates & Poets at T-Bone Tom's

Loose Notes Andy Eng

Funksion @ Floyd’s Parking Lot Party


In April, we touched on several aspects of The SCENE as never before. We enjoyed chatting with you, hearing your thoughts, and your company. And guess what? We've another great month planned ahead, but first, let's run down some of what went down.

BACK ON THE BEAT Things were happening again at FLOYD'S 8th Annual Parking Lot Party. It was great seeing many of you at this all-age event and in the years we've been going, the weather has always been perfect to go along with the fun, food, and live music. Fred Linton (of the band Funksion) has been on a semi-hiatus with his downtown gig, yet arranged a fantastic live music Funksion @ Floyd’s Parking Lot Party lineup this year including The Downloads (Blues, Rock and Country), Funksion (Funk and Soul), and bringing it home was Jaba & The Southside Playboys. The


Downloads show was a unique treat that you won't see unless you are a regular at Cruisers' weekly Sunday Jam. As a jam band, this nifty group was as tight as a band should be with solo licks that were strong and unique – all-star level… We've The Downloads @ Floyd’s added The Downloads to our watch list and suggest you do the same. As far as front rolls are concerned, I'm convinced that Funksion has two of the best with Frankie Halma Edwards and Mike Larant ever consistently giving it their all on top of one of the area's most solid funk gigs going. Three great groups in one afternoon with the class and quality I'm sure would've kept the late Jim Shortt going for hours on end (and *that's* a good thing)! - Continued on Page 45


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Girls Of Summer Bikini Contest:

Turning Up The Summertime Sizzle at Scout Bar Beginning Thursday, May 23, Scout Bar will be hosting the Girls Of Summer Bikini Contest. The outdoor temperatures will be no match for the ladies competing inside in this contest. Let’s hope that Scout Bar, located at 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard in Webster, doesn’t melt from within.

well drink specials all night. No cover for 21 and up. Please note there will not be a contest held on Thursday, July 18. Even though the contest has a week off, you can still stop in and watch Arizona’s ska/punk band Authority Zero’s energy-fueled concert powered by more than 20,000 watts of audio...

The weekly winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of local personalities and sponsors. The top two contestants will win a total of $500 cash prize money. Also, the top winner will advance to the final round on Thursday, August 29 in hopes of winning the coveted “Ms. Scout Bar” title along with a cash prize totaling $1,500. Ladies, just think about what you could do with that extra money… The second place winner can compete again in hopes to land the coveted number one spot. Registration will be held after Scout Bar opens each day of the contest. To participate, a contestant must be at least 18 years old, and compete in two rounds wearing “club dress” first and then “bikini attire.” The contest is being held in conjunction with local business Bikini Open Promotions. The best local bands will be performing before, in between, and after the competition rounds. A hot night needs cool drink specials, so Scout Bar offers a $2 DOS XX beer, $2 Big Ass Beer, and

COCK AND BULL: Continued From Page 55 Enjoy “crackin’” happy hour specials all evening on Mondays while playing trivia. On Tuesdays through Thursdays, the drink specials are from 4 to 6:32 p.m. Why until 6:32 p.m. you ask? Owner Jeanette Walker explains, “Inevitably you are going to look at the clock and think ‘Oh no, it’s 6:30 p.m., and happy hour is over!’ But, at Cock and Bull, we give you that extra two minutes!” French-inspired American chef Kelsey Thomas and British chef John Blythe prepare a “True Brit Brunch” on Sundays that is served until 4 p.m. and includes a traditional British breakfast as well as a British carving station with roasted meats. It’s “fun” dining, not “fine” dining. The delectable menu features British culinary favorites like Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, and for those partial to the taste that’s close to home, fine dining options range from filet mignon to lamb chops to a vari-


Scout Bar is a multi-venue rock/dance club that features a wide variety of cover bands, local, regional, and national musical artists. Regular hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Green Room, a club within a club, features dance videos and DJs spinning the best in '80s, house, hiphop and high energy music. On Sunday nights, Scout Bar showcases local and statewide talent as it hosts The Texas Buzz Show. Their direct number is 281-335-0002. Information can be viewed online at Scout Bar is a non-smoking venue, but smoking is allowed on the outdoor patios. Parking is free.

ety of seafood and more. As the beer offerings change on a frequent basis, so does the wine. Cock and Bull keeps plenty of unique and satisfying wines in stock to complement whatever dish you decide to order. On Wednesday nights, it’s half-price wine bottles all night. Cock and Bull’s owners David and Jeanette Walker hail from Australia and England and have been members of the Bay Area community for decades now. They strive for outstanding customer service and an authentic British experience within a pub designed to invoke feelings with its atmosphere. That makes a superb recipe for a good time and as the British saying goes “Bob's your uncle!” Their hours of operation are Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to close, and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, visit


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BIG WEEK, SMALL BREWERIES From May 13-19, craft beer connoisseurs and beginners alike will come together for the eighth annual celebration of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). With the tagline “Big Week, Small Breweries,” ACBW is an opportunity to toast the more than 2,400 small and independent American craft brewers who continue to make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing destination. Once again, ACBW celebrations are expected to be held across all 50 states. “The popularity of American Craft Beer Week is indicative of the craft beer renaissance that continues to captivate the U.S.,” said Julia Herz, publisher of and craft beer program director at theBrewers Association. “This week is about uniting for a common cause: support and celebration of our nation’s small and independent brewers and the millions of beer lovers who have helped evolve an industry and put the U.S. on the brewing map.” Beer weeks are giving craft beer fans across the U.S. ever-increasing options to enjoy and share the beverage they love. Beer weeks celebrate the culture and community of craft beer, and give breweries and beer businesses the opportunity to connect with the fans. Cheers!



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THE SCENE’S Texas Brewery Map Scan with your phone or visit at

UPCOMING MAJOR TEXAS BEER FESTIVALS Wild West Brew Fest May 4, 2013 Villagio Town Center Katy, TX North TX Beer Festival May 11, 2013 Irving Con. Center Las Colinas, TX Houston Beer Fest June 8, 2013 Herman Square Park Houston, TX Best Little Brewfest in Texas June 22 Texas Motor Sdwy Fort Worth, TX Brewmasters Beer Fest August 30-31, 2013 Moody Gardens Galveston, TX

Dates To Be Announced:

Lunar Rendezbrew July or August 2013 Clear Lake Park Pasadena, TX Texas Craft Brewers Fest October 2013 Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX


The Texas ^ Revolution Full House Vote Next! Then Governor Perry’s Desk Just before this issue went to press, the Texas House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures unanimously passed all five Texas brewery bills with no amendments. Next, the bills get scheduled for a vote before the full House. Then they go to the Governor’s desk for his signature. After legislation in 2007, 2009 and 2011 failed, the fact it appears 2013 will be the first time Texas craft brewers don’t get steamrolled by the state’s powerful beer distributors and International beer conglomerates which is ground-breaking. It now looks likely that before the next issue of The SCENE

hits the streets, Senate Bills 515, 516, 517, 518 and 639 will have passed. All but the controversial SB 639, nicknamed the “Craft Brewery Poison Pill,” will help level the playing field allowing small Texas brewers the opportunity to brew with more rights that have been enjoyed by brewers in other states for years. Cheers!

The new Texas Breweries displayed here have opened since House Bill 602 died without a vote in Austin (May 2011). It was the third time small Texas brewers failed to overcome the opposition of major beer interests. (The list would double if we included new Texas Brewpubs)

SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: “Happy Hour & a Half” Mon-Fri • 5-6:30pm What: 99¢ Fish or Shrimp Taco, $1.49 Shrimp Cocktail, 99¢ Dom Draft (16 oz. Glass) $3 Half Pitchers (Domestic) $6 Pitchers (Domestic) Excluding holidays

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

Draft Beer, $2.25 Wells. Plus, Saturday 8am - 4pm & all day Sunday, $2.25 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.

Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells & Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums) Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F: 37pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine

($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)



Where: 1415 Hwy 146, Kemah What: $2 Dom. Draft; $2.50 Dom. Bottle; $3.50 import; $2.50 wells When: Mon-Thurs 11-7PM Fri-Sat 11-7PM and reverse Happy Hour 9-midnight Happy Hour All Day Sunday

Where: 352 N. Gulf Frwy, League City 11am-7pm 7 days a week: $1 draft Bud & Miller Light, $2.50 wells, $2 dom bottles. All day Sun., Mon., Tues.: $1 drafts, $2 dom bottles, $2.50 wells & $3 shot specials


Where: NASA Rd @ I-45 What: $1.75 Dom. Draft, $2.75 Ritas, $3 Imports, $2.50 Dom. Bottle, $5 Haciendaritas When: Mon-Fri 11-7 pm

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


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

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

-------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.:

(FM 518) League City, What/When: Mon-Fri 4-7PM $2 Wells $3 Domestic Bottles (Beer) $4 Domestic Drafts (Beer)




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


Seafood Restaurant & Bar




Roger’s Bar & Grill Golden Sea Where: 1271 Deke Slayton 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: 1303 NASA Parkway What/When: Everyday 11am7pm; $2 Domestic Beer; $2.50 Imports & $3 House Wine

Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri 11-9pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Pints, $3 Wells, $5.50 Pitchers and $12 Buckets




Where: 1202 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146 in Seabrook) When: Monday - Friday 4-6:30 What: $2 Domestic Pints, $2.50 Import Pints, $1.50 PBR, $3 Wells

-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 5pm What: $1.75

-------------------Where: 2513 NASA Parkway on the water in Seabrook. When: MonThurs 4 to 7pm; Friday AWOL

Where: 1817 Avenue K, on Galveston Bay in San Leon When: We offer happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. daily Appetizer Specials for All Texans Games; $2 Domestic Bottles; $2.50 Import and Craft Bottles; $3.50 Wells; $2 Draft All Day Every Day with 10 Beers on Tap; $1 Jello Shots All Day Every Day. Saturdays and Sundays we offer $2.50 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers.




Where: 1918 NASA Parkway, Seabrook When: Tues-Fri What: $3.75 Wells, 2.50 Dom Beers, $5 House Wine. Plus daily drink specials.

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. THE SCENE


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Lucy and Ethel. Laverne and Shirley. Thelma and Louise. It’s all about girl power. Candace and Kaylee make a great team with a combined 7 years of bartending experience. Specialty drinks. Candace specializes in “one-of-a-kind” drinks and “unique” drinks. She made a Swamp Water just the other day that was a “bright lime green.” By color or content, these bartenders have your back. I say “summer,” they say: Candace says she thinks of sun. The Dickinson/Santa Fe area native would be outside 100% of the time if she could. She would rather shop for plants than clothes. Kaylee

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says the beach and water make her happy. L-O-V-E! Both love mudding and “old country” music. Candace enjoys fishing. Kaylee relaxes playing basketball and hanging out with her friends when not going to school. She hopes to major in pediatric nursing eventually. Pod-Zu’s... Both Candace and Kaylee say that Pod-Zu’s customers are the best around! Life motto: Candace believes in working hard every day for self-satisfaction and making every minute count. Kaylee agrees and adds that learning to be a team player is a necessity in life.

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Cheers to a Fun Dining Experience with a Neighborhood Feel By Rhonda Meredith Paul Revere is credited in history with this famous quote, "The British are coming! The British are coming!" And the Bay Area is so glad they are here... The Cock and Bull British Pub, located at 3659 NASA Parkway in Seabrook, boasts 18 different British and American beers on tap and more than 55 craft beers are available for your imbibing pleasure. The MAY CRAFT BEER & WINE HAPPENINGS selections will vary. Brands and flaCelebrate “Karbacholypse” with Karbach Brewery on Friday, May vors that have lovingly flowed from 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. the taps are HeBrew Hop Manna IPA, OskarBlues Dale’s Pale Ale, GuinOn Wednesday, May 22, enjoy a Michael David wine tasting ness, Karbach Barnburner, Cedar Creek Lawn Ranger Cream and dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ale, Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Mark your calendar on Saturday, May 25, to partake in Real Ale Imperial IPA, St. Arnold Divine Reserve, Breckenridge Vanilla Brewery’s Tap Take-Over Party special event from 6 to 10 p.m. Porter, and the ever popular Miller Light, Bud Light and Coors Light. Once a specialty beer has “tapped” out, it’s gone and another brilliant brew will take its place. The lesson to learn is to visit Cock and Bull’s establishment often so you won’t miss out. Since opening in early 2012, Cock and Bull has welcomed those in the neighborhood into the pub’s fun and distinctly British atmosphere. The dark wood bar, a rich red theme, and an eclectic mix of just about everything the British culture represents parlayed into an overall comfortable and interesting setting, complete with a large bar area, a dining area, a dart room, and a library lounge. Rooms can be reserved. Each room has an individual personality that’s fit for a king, the common man, and even Lord WentWorth. Ever met a lord? Check him out as you walk in – He loves to pose for pictures. Another legend at Cock and Bull is local scatsman Cecil Shaw, a Soul Train and Motown alumni. (See inside this issue for details.) Beginning May 9, Shaw will be performing during Jazz Thursdays. The entertainment rolls into the weekend with live music on Friday and Saturday nights from approximately 7 to 10 p.m. Complimentary valet service is available on weekend evenings. - Continued on Page 48

CELEBRATE YOUR MUM at Cock and Bull’s Mother's Day Sunday Brunch on May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy bottomless mimosas with your choice of a cup of Cauliflower Stilton Cheese Soup, a house salad, or a chilled Scotch Egg with a small side salad. Entrees include Roast Lamb or Roast Prime Rib with English roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and mixed vegetables, a Real Brit Breakfast complete with baked beans, eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast, the traditional Fish and Chips or Shepherd’s Pie or Bangers and Mash, Chicken Tikka Masala, or the Cock & Bull Burger. Save room for dessert. Enjoy the Chef’s Choice Golden Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce or Crème Brulee. It’s $29.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 832-282-8202 for reservations. THE SCENE


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Saliva Saturday, May 11 SCOUT BAR

Cassette Tape & Come See My Dead Person Friday, May 10 ZONE 504 By Rhonda Meredith Since officially forming in January 2011, local alternative rock band Soul In Tension has shared the stage with national acts Saliva, Smile Empty Soul, Hurt, Trapt, again with Saliva, 10 Years, The Hunger, Parabelle, and will be onstage with Saliva once again coming up on May 11 at Scout Bar. Soul In Tension is comprised of Jacob Kitchens (vocals), Mike Carroll (guitar, vocals), Alex Robertson (bass, vocals), Jay Kane (guitar, vocals), and Will Rollz (drums). Kitchens and Carroll grew up in Dickinson, while Kane and Rollz hail from League City. Robertson is from Chicago, but the Bay Area is friendly enough to call him one of our own. Soul In Tension has performed at Cabo and Scout Bar in the Bay Area and several major venues in Houston. They currently have an EP out titled “The Finisher.” A full-length album may be completed in 2013, but there is no rush. The popular band has gained a loyal following by releasing singles as they are recorded and getting them into the hands of fans as quickly as possible.


Saturday, May 11 @ Scout Bar SALIVA (CD Release Party) with special guests Soul In Tension, Swinging Teresa,& Downfall Rising Their latest single is called “One Request.” It’s a hard-hitting melodic rock song that is already a fan favorite that's available to be downloaded FREE on Soul In Tension’s Reverb Nation page. “‘One Request’ is actually a song that we started to write and completely forgot about for almost a year,” said Kitchens. “We decided to finish it because it just felt right… I can't tell you how many times I've been told I CAN’T do something, or that I’ll never be good enough. Well this song tells YOU that you CAN. If we put our heart and soul into something we love, there is no telling what we can accomplish." Robertson adds, “I believe that it really showcases the modern sound that we are just starting to develop, and it has very strong lyrics with a catchy guitar riff that is sure to get stuck in your head!” - Continued on Page 44


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Footpie Friday, May 17 CABO

Kings X Saturday, May 18 SCOUT BAR

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A new wave of rich, hand-crafted brews full of flavor, personality & creativity

he list of outposts carrying Galactic Coast Beer Support Texas Craft Beer! continues to expand and construction of our new brewhouse is on-going. We look forward to fulfilling more requests to make beer from Galveston County’s only brewery available at more locations in more cities. We appreciate all the feedback from those who have enjoyed our first two offerings, Sneaky Blonde and Rocket Ride, and we are very excited about our next beers to hit the market. Last month the Galactic Coast Competitive Sailing Team started the seven-month-long Wednesday Night Sailboat Race season in strong fashion, and there is more competitive Galactic Coast water sport action on the horizon with the upcoming launch of Pints & Paddles. We will properly celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19) this month and will post updates about that on our website and FaceGCB Sailing Team (99) book page as our plans become finalized. Stay tuned for details!



UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT Thursdays in May ................Acoustic Sets Friday, May 3 ........................................Footpie Saturday, May 4 ............................Rocketbayou Friday, May 10 ..........................Cassette Tape / Come See My Dead Person SUNDAY $2 Pints & Saturday, May 11.... Infinity's Twin

$2 Bloody Marys

Friday, May 17 ..........Thread Belly MAMA CASS Saturday, May 18 ..After Party Live KARAOKE; $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles Friday, May 24 TUESDAY Soulfiya & the Black Lung Crew DART TOURNEYS; $ 3 Wells & Shot SpeSaturday, May 25 cials MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTY



BE YOUR OWN DJ; Friday, May 31 ................Flipside $ 2 Dom & Saturday, June 1 ..The Beggars, Inc. $ 3 Import Pints



from Local Artists

+ $3 U-Call-Its

(Excludes Premiums)



our expanded UPPER DECK! MONDAY-FRIDAY • 5-8PM Kemah Historical Society Landmark

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Fri ........5/3 ..................Cinco de Mayo,The PuroParty DJ Roland Martinez from Bnetradio Sat ........5/4....................DJ Redd Wave “Just Because” Thur ....5/9 ..............................................DJ Redd Wave Fri ........5/10..........Out of Control w/ Ricardo Daniels Sat ........5/11........................................Energizer Tha DJ Thur ....5/16 ............................................DJ Redd Wave Fri ........5/17 ......................................................DJ Moto Sat ........5/18........................................Energizer Tha DJ Wed......5/22 ..................................................Live Music Fri ........5/24 ..................................................Soul Pride Sat ........5/25 ............................................DJ Redd Wave Sun ......5/26................................................DJ Moto, 6-9 Fri ........5/31 ......................................................DJ Moto


FIGHT: MAYWEATHER VS GUERRERO Drink Specials! Free Food! Cover charge.



Out of Control w/Ricardo Daniels. Ricardo will buy every mother a Light House or a Life Saver



$10 ALL-U-CAN EAT CRAWFISH ‘Til it’s gone! • DJ Moto (6-9)

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The SCENE Magazine - May 2013 - Front to Back  

The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE and ACTION GUIDE focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attract...

The SCENE Magazine - May 2013 - Front to Back  

The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE and ACTION GUIDE focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attract...