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restaurant, they endured on a shoestring budget and became beloved on 6th Street at the heart of Kemah.
By Rhonda Meredith Bakkhus Taverna Greek Restaurant and Bar’s upbeat atmosphere and casual dining experience makes it a popular venue among locals and visitors. Located at 605 6th Street in the heart of the Lighthouse district and just seconds away from the world-renowned Kemah Boardwalk, Bakkhus offers a diverse menu that can be described as Greek food with a Texas twist. When opening Bakkhus five-years ago, owner Demetrios Kouloumoundras had 20 items on the menu and specialized in traditional Greek cuisine. He had a “sky is the limit” mentality, but in those early days, it would make him happy just to make enough to pay the light bill. Then a little over a month after opening, Hurricane Ike hit the Kemah area. Most businesses tell a story with the timeline of “pre-Ike” and “post-Ike” happenings. In this case, Kouloumoundras had just opened Bakkhus, so this story will start with after Ike blew through… Bakkhus was without power and the staff cooked what they had for those able to get there to eat. It was personal to the locals that Ike would not defeat their spirit and during this time, the community pulled together. Bakkhus was the first restaurant to re-open, and even though it was touch and go for the new
“We at Bakkhus are very grateful for the community support and to all who dine here,” said Kouloumoundras. “Without you, we would be obsolete. Whether it’s traditional fare you want or a taste of Greece with a southern, home-style touch, we’ve got you covered." “We take pride in our menu selections,” said Kouloumoundras. “We use the freshest ingredients available and make what we can from scratch.” Over the years, Bakkhus’ menu has grown from 20 items to more than 80 items. Kouloumoundras, along with Bakkhus Chef Zach Buster, have worked together to create new dishes and tweak existing ones. General Manager Lance Cumpian says Chef Buster “comes up with the most amazing tasting soup flavors” and hints that the “proposed new menu items are pretty exciting.” Of course, not all menu items come from a kitchen think-tank. Cumpian says the “Big Bogutzki” and the “Cyclops” burger were both inspired by regulars. And that’s another pretty awesome part about Bakkhus. It’s not a part of a big chain restaurant. It’s not a job to Kouloumoundras and his staff. - Cont. on Page 16
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Floyd’s on the Water State-of-the-Art Wine Room is Keeping Summertime Cool! By Rhonda Meredith It’s August and the temperature is a cool 58 degrees. No, it’s not a mirage in the Texas summer heat. This wave of cool relief can be found inside the wine room within Floyd's on the Water at Harborwalk, an upscale casual restaurant, located at 1301 Harborwalk Blvd. in Hitchcock. “With a temperature of 58 degrees, the white wines are not too cold and the red wines are just right,” said Lance Botkin, a partner at Floyd’s on the Water. Floyd’s serves regional Gulf Coast seafood with Cajun influences in an intimate, relaxed setting complete with panoramic views. Complement the experience with a perfectly paired wine. “The general rule is to pair white wines with white sauces, white meat, and light fish,” Botkin said. “Red wine pairs well with red sauces, red meat, and darker colored fish. Also, lighter bodied wines tend to fare well with lighter bodied foods. Another component to consider is that a savory dish may break the rules.” Suffice it to say, Floyd’s servers are well trained and ready to assist in making the perfect selection of entrée and wine pairings. Consider these examples: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is an Italian wine and would complement the Jumbo Grilled Scallops Rockefeller, a new signature dish at Floyd’s. The innovative white wine is pale straw yellow in color. Its clean aroma and dry flavor has a pleasant
golden apple aftertaste and offers great character and versatility alongside the fresh scallops that have been grilled to perfection and topped with a creamy Rockefeller sauce. The intense flavor of J Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley vineyards will make a lasting impression when paired with either the 16-ounce Cowboy Cut Bone-In Rib Eye or the 8ounce filet mignon. The crisp flavor of the steak is balanced well with the rich black fruit, raspberry, and intriguing vanilla note of the J Pinot Noir wine. A single New Zealand vineyard provides the Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc’s distinctive fine chalky texture and great citrus elegance. It marries well with Floyd’s wild caught Crispy Skin Gulf Red Snapper or the fresh Gulf of Mexico Grilled Swordfish. The combinations are endless. Floyd’s custom wine room is built with Brazilian mahogany wood and the wines are organized by varietal. Order by the glass or share a bottle. Floyd’s on the Water is open Thursdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call-ahead seating is recommended to dine upstairs at Floyd’s. Coming soon is the convenience of “Open Table” for reservations. Call 409-935-8060 or visit www.floydsonthewater.com for more information.
Venue News & Notes JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE in Kemah is typically open seven days a week, but once a year, the entire staff clears out and the management hosts a day to honor their employees. This year, Sunday, August 4 is that day. Jackie’s Brickhouse will close their doors for one day and hold their Employee Appreciation Party in honor of their hard working service industry workers. ~ Cheers guys. More Jackie’s Brickhouse news: The restaurant / bar announced in July the arrival of their new kitchen manager, Matt
Wev. He brings years of experience to the team, and we are told he has some exciting ideas for the menu. General Manager John Barrerra contacted us as we going to press listing some of the official additions: Bourbon Glazed Salmon, Ancho Chicken Salad with a Mango Pico, Chicken Florentine, Shrimp Cocktail, Fried Mac and Cheese and a chocolate cake. “We're im-
proving the pizzas, the salads, the drinks and even offering new beers!,” Barrera said. “I can promise you, Jackie's Brickhouse is definitely stepping up its game in 2014! Our mission statement is simple, our goals are high, our message is clear and our belief is strong. We truly believe the sky is the limit and the future is ours! - Continued on Page 19
BAKKHUS TAVERNA: Continued From Page 10 Bakkhus is a family business with roots within the community it has “grown up” in. This philosophy has made this lively establishment perfect for the whole family. Bakkhus has weekly specials like Steak Night Mondays, 50% off wine bottles on Tuesday (valid ALL day on any wine bottle with more than 50 selections), Boil ’Em Up Wednesdays with shrimp or snow crab, Bottomless Pasta on Thursdays (includes salad and garlic bread), and the ever-popular Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consider these customer favorites when dining at Bakkhus. For a delicious mezé (appetizer), some excellent choices include the Fire Feta Dip (Serrano peppers, olive oil, and spices to the Greek cheese for a spicy pita-chip-dipping delight), several specialty blends of hummus delight, Trojan Poppers, or an order of Greek Bar Trash. There are many Bakkhus specialties to satisfy discerning taste buds. The Stuffed Chicken Bruschetta (a marinated baked chicken stuffed with feta cheese, fresh herbs and veggies, topped with bacon and melted gruyere cheese), or the Cadillac of steaks: the Filet Onassis (a seasoned tenderloin, rolled in bread crumbs and set atop au jus infused onions and mushrooms, topped with lump crab and smothered in béarnaise). The items listed above just scratch the surface of Bakkhus’ vast menu. The restaurant offers gourmet burgers, gyros, salads, delectable desserts like a Baklava cheesecake, Galaktoboureko, a Greek custard baked in filo crust, drizzled in honey and dusted in sugar. The kid’s menu is very friendly to the younger crowd with chicken, spaghetti, peanut butter and jelly, and more. There is something for everyone at Bakkhus. Bakkhus’ staff is skilled in the kitchen and behind the bar. On the “Revelry” drink menu, there are some very unique drinks to experience and savor. The Bakkhus Rita and the spicy El Pepino are made with Milagro Silver tequila; the Pimms Cup combines Hendricks gin and Pimms British liqueur; the Bakkhus Blurricane features Sailor Jerry Rum, and the drink options keep going all the way through a long list of intriguing martinis. The happy hour specials are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and include $4 premium wells, $4 wine by the glass and $4 drafts (13 taps). The restaurant also appreciates the brewers of local craft beer and offers several brands of craft beer for its discerning customers. “I enjoy trying new beers that are brewed well,” said Kouloumoundras. “There is a distinctive quality to craft beer’s artisan style. Head over to Kemah’s Lighthouse District to taste what Greek food with a Texas twist is all about. Sit outside on the front patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of Kemah amid your experience at Bakkhus. To see the weekly specials and a full menu, visit www.bakkhustaverna.com. If you can’t make it out to Bakkhus, order online and have it delivered at www.mytakeoutwaiter.com.
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An On-Going Series Chef Joe Rackley Skallywag Suds N’ Grub 600 6th Street, Kemah Homegrown minor league umpire says “SAFE!” in becoming a chef! Chef Joe
Rackley was born and raised in the Clear Lake area. He began cooking at a young age while in the kitchen with his mother. Prior to embarking on his cooking career, Rackley was an umpire in the minor leagues. Traveling around the country began to lose its zest, so he returned to his hometown. Rackley turned to something he has always enjoyed and the 30-something chef began his career in the restaurant industry at Bakkhus Taverna in Kemah four years ago. A visionary in Skallywag’s kitchen:
Skallywag offers daily “food truckesque” styled food like in-house smoked pulled pork sandwiches, buffalo burgers with bacon marmalade, wings, and several different Cole slaws are in menu rotation. “Think Southern fusion pub food,” said Rackley. Coming up in the kitchen will be made-from-scratch wild boar sausage on a pretzel hoagie. “We use Slow Dough Bakery for our bread and choose to use local farms and ranches.” Recipes “outside of the box” are Rackley’s specialty. Skallywag will be offering homemade ice cream for beer floats. Rather than use a simple vanilla flavor, the creative chef came up with an original burnt sugar and espresso flavor to complement Skallywag’s unique beer line-up. A saucemaster… Rackley is a saucier. “It’s the French
word for sauce master,” he said. (You have to really pay attention to figure out if Rackley is joking or not.) Semantics aside, he IS able to create some amazing sauces from a béarnaise to a not-so-basic barbeque sauce. THE SCENE
Cooking tip: “Season at every step,” said Rackley. “Salt
and pepper is really all you need… And always taste before serving.” Famous clientele: During the basketball All-Star week-
end this year, he served hamburgers to Doctor J, Adrian Petersen, and Clyde Drexler. Former Houston Rocket and Hall of Famer Drexler told Chef Rackley that his culinary creation was the “best burger he has ever had!” Up close and personal: At home, Chef Rackley likes to
grill and eat healthy, but is known to make a mean cheesecake. He tells us he is engaged to his beautiful fiancée Mercedes and has an equally beautiful four month-old baby girl named Addison Jewel.
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BACLIFF & SAN LEON 23. Noah’s Ark 24. Podzu’s at Clifton by the Sea 25. Bubba’s Shrimp Place 26. Topwater Grill 27. Latitudes
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price and gratuity will be added. Congratulations to owner Vinny Schillaci and the entire team at NEPTUNE SUBS on their 35th Anniversary in business and 34 years as a Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce member! A celebration will be held at the popular sub shop known for the creative bald Monday promotions on Monday, August 5 at their place of business, 1917 Highway 146, Seabrook at 11:30 a.m.
“All we ask is that you give us try; have fun while you're here, and come back as often as you like!” Be sure to check the website (www.jackiesbrickhouse.com) and Facebook to see any other changes being unveiled this month! TOOKIE’S in Seabrook was voted “Best Burger in Houston” during an online July poll sponsored by The Houston Chronicle’s 29-95 section. Tookie’s cleared 29% (or 1,635) of votes out of 5,574 which crowned the legendary burger joint, which originally opened its doors in 1975, the top burger-maker in the Houston area. Groovy!
DEMPSEY’S in Webster will be unveiling a new menu on Monday, August 5. Reserve your seat for the free food “Menu Roll-Out” with three seatings available at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Call 713-5032994 to reserve your spot. Drinks are full
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Fresh Olives ~ Cheeses ~ Spices Pita Bread ~ Dried Fruits & Nuts Olive Oil & Imported Chocolates
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CAFE Gyros ~ Falafel ~ Hummus ~ Paella Kabobs ~ Moussaka ~ Grape Leaves Pastas (Shrimp, Pesto, Primavera) Segafredo Coffees ~ Baklava ~ Tiramisu
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By Peggy “Domino” Taylor The 15th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival will be held September 13-15 and will take place along Clear Lake and NASA area in multiple locations.
15th Gulf Coast Film Festival to bring Hollywood to Clear Lake Actor Robert Patrick to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
This non-profit annual fall event attracts independent films from around the globe and is judged by a panel of outside judges, consisting of seasoned producers, directors and cinematographers. The winners have their films screened before audiences and receive their prestigious title and award at the Saturday night gala. This year, the award-winning actor, Robert Patrick is scheduled to attend the three-day event as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Mr. Patrick has an extensive acting resume and is best known for his role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which elevated him into cult status as the liquid metal base T-1000 Terminator. With over 120 films under his belt, some of his noted works include Fire in the Sky, Last Action Hero, Walk the Line, Avatar, The Marine, X Files, The Sopranos, The Unit, Burn Notice, Gangster Squad, Safe House, and most recently the TV series The Last Resort and the funny movie Identity Theft. Hal Wixon, founding director of the festival said, “Numerous awards are given each year in both film and screenplay entries in various genres. Selection is competitive and awards given are on merit, whether an experienced or first time film maker and many films have gone on to the Sundance Film Festival and other larger film festivals. Come out and see these wonderful films and meet our celebrities. You will have a great time!”
The screenings of the film finalists will be held all day Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at the Star Cinema Grille (located at NASA Parkway and I-45 in Webster). The actors, directors and crew of each film will also be at the screening location for autographs and networking. The films run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and tickets can be purchased online and at the door. The opening day, the “very lucky” Friday the 13th will consist of an afternoon Filmmakers’ Workshop. Anyone interested in making films is urged to attend this public event. The workshop is from 1 to 5 p.m. and will include topics about filming, camera and lighting and more. A panel consisting of noted directors and producers will be on hand to share valuable information that will include tips and some interesting stories also. The school district’s film teachers and students will be on hand, too, adding to the educational component. - Continued on Page 24
Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Life Achievement Award Winners
Brandon Smith 2012
Marsha Mason 2011
Cheryl Tiegs 2010
Jon Lovitz 2009
Erin Gray 2008
Jasmine Guy 2007
Robert Wuhl 2006
Armand Assante 2005
Janine Turner 2004
Barry Corbin 2003
Melissa Gilbert 2002
Loretta Swit 2001
Walter Coblenz 2000
ART Aug. 2 & 3: “ArtWalk by The Bay” 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. on La Porte’s Historical Main Street, 281-9073140, www.artconsortium.org Aug. 6 & 13: Tuesdays at 2 – Free Kids Events at 2 p.m., Aug. 10: Healthy Heart (Free EKGs for members if not $5.) - Aug. 17: Open Mike Karaoke, Call to register. Weiner – Robinson Theatre, 430 W. Main, La Porte, 979319-1421, for updates, www.WRTheater.com
PHOTOGRAPHY Aug. 15: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bayareaphotoclub.org
MUSIC & FILM Aug 2: Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Fundraiser Courtyard Marriot, $25. A ticket includes food, live music & drink. Open bar and raffles & special low overnight hotel rate. 18100 Saturn Lane, Nassau Bay, For additional information call 281-333-0200, gulfcoastfilmfest.com
Aug. 10: Intro to Acrylic, Every Monday, 2 sessions a day, Aug. 19: Learn to Paint the Masters, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-907-3140, www.artconsortium.org Aug. 17: White Linen Night, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 3rd Saturday of each month during summer, outdoor art market including a featured artist, food booths and music, free to public, booths available. Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281907-3140, www.artconsortium.org Aug. 19: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location and info. email@example.com, lakeviewquiltersguild.org
DANCE Aug. 16: I Love New York Review, Kennedy Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., University of Houston – Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre
THEATRE Aug. 9 -17: The Roar of the Greasepaint, Thurs. Fri & Sat. 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m. Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-335-5228, www.clearcountrycreektheatre.org Aug. 17: 22nd Anniversary Celebration 7:00 p.m. - Auditions Aug. 19 & 20: for The Woman in Black, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse 3803 Hwy. 3 Dickinson, 281-337SHOW, www.bayareaharbourplayhouse.com Aug. 30 –Sept. 15: The Gazebo, Fri., Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 3 p.m., Pasadena Little Theatre 4318 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena, 713-9411758, pasadenalittletheatre.org
Aug. 16 & 17: Bay Area Bluegrass Music Festival, Fire on the Strings, South
CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR
with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.; Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net
MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. Breakfast on Bayou 8 a.m. Ages 5 to adult, New: Third Sundays in Nature from noon – 4 p.m. Free, Reservations required, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org.
Shore Harbour Resort & Convention Center, League City, www.baba.org, 281-334-1000
CHILDREN’S ART Library Story Times for Children
Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. ~ 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 info, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net 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
Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston, galvestonmuseum.com. 409-765-5700 League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281554-2994. 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens, www.moodygardens.com, 800-582-4673 San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-4792421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday; 409 6th Street N.,Texas City, 409-6435799, texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.html
IN VIVID COLOR
Featured Artist: Barb Fernandez
By Kelley Dawson
fter 25 years as a highly successful stylist and color specialist in the hair industry, Barb Fernandez now designs masterpieces of a different sort. Her current specialties are mosaics made of stained glass and eggshells. Fernandez said she is also known for her “impulsive sketches and original paintings in acrylic.” Fernandez initially became interested in learning how to create stained glass while in her late 20s when she was reunited with her birth mother, a stained glass artist. Fernandez believes her “keen eye of balance and understanding of color” stemming from her years as a stylist greatly prepared her for her current works of art. She retired “from behind the chair” in November 2012 in order to pursue a full-time career as an artist. Her painting "Iraq Sun" was highlighted on the Fall 2011 cover of Chrysalis, a student art publication at San Jacinto College. “I’m inspired mostly through music, different mediums and the love of color,” stated Fernandez. She said begins a project by drawing out the desired design. Then, she stated, she “cuts each in-
dividual piece of glass from sheets of glass, glues them onto a base one piece at a time, and grouts it all.” In 2012, Fernandez discovered a chapter titled "Eggshell Mosaic" while reading a book on different mosaic techniques at her mother’s home. “I decided I would try it until I got my own technique, and that's what I did,” she said. Fernandez explained she starts with raw eggs cracked in half and cleaned. The eggshells are painted with acrylic. Then, much like the glass mosaic technique, she paints a design, applies the pre-painted eggshells with glue and seals with a protective lacquer. She joked, “Yes, we like omelets and breakfast tacos at our house, and I have fabulous friends who also save their eggshells for the cause.” Many of her beach-themed works seem almost lyrical as if they captured the Jimmy Buffett tune that Fernandez was no doubt listening to as she created the lively seascapes and sunsets. Her pieces are vibrant and intriguing. They evoke a genuine smile and therefore a change in attitude (or maybe latitude). Though much of her design inspiration comes from “parrot head” music, Fernandez creates a variety of images and themes. “I appreciate the challenge of custom orders and will always strive to exceed any expectations,” she said. Barb Fernandez creations are currently on display in Seabrook at the Seabrook Waffle Company and the 2nd Street Gallery. Her works can also be viewed the first Friday evening of each month at Art Walk by the Bay in historical downtown La Porte. Her art will again be featured during the month of October at Mainly Drinks in La Porte. For more info on Barb Fernandez shows and her works of art, visit www.facebook.com/CFCreationsArtStudio or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GULF COAST FILM FESTIVAL • Cont. from Page 20
This workshop will take place at the new Art Consortium of Texas Gulf Coast located inside the 2nd Street Gallery, 1509 ½ 2nd Street in Seabrook. Updates of the panel will be on the festival website. The opening night, September 13 is at Villa Capri, 3713 NASA Parkway in Seabrook with the traditional Meet & Greet Reception Buffet from 6 p.m. -10 a.m. This is a come and go event that offers meeting all the film entries with their cast and crew, fans of the festival, and celebrities, including the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Robert Patrick. This is always a night of eating great food, music, mingling and plenty of photo ops, not only with media present and the official photographers, but it is always acceptable to bring your own camera for those special photos of new and old friends. Tickets are available online at the festival website and also at the door.
The Cascade Awards Banquet & Gala will be September 16 at the NASA Hilton, 3000 NASA Parkway from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. with the cocktail time from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The evening will have many presenters from the film and TV industry you will know and the Master of Ceremony will be Houston’s own, actor Brandon Smith, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award last year. He and Mr. Wixon will present the award to actor Robert Patrick. These tickets are not available at the door and must be bought before the event due to reservations. A pay pal is on the film festival website for convenience. For additional information, tickets including the mega packages or film festival merchandise, log on to the website, www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com or call festival director at 281-3335804. That’s a wrap!
SEEN BY THE SCENE
2013 Texas Outlaw Challenge
Gone Again at 171mph
Its official! The Texas Outlaw Challenge is now a nationally-recognized, must-attend poker run attracting boating enthusiasts from all over the country. The number of poker run registrations this year rose from 125 to more than 160 boats and the pre- and post-event coverage in national boating magazines also set a new high. Hats off to organizer Paul Robinson and his team of volunteers who have continued to add to the event each year with more events and attractions. New this year was the Texas Steel Horse Stampede and Texas Horsepower Car Show which when packaged with three different bikini contests gave those staying on land plenty to do. A highlight from this year’s event included former Houston Texas Defensive End Mario Williams taking delivery of his Marine Technology Inc. (MTI) 446 catamaran, “Big Bad Wolf” (pictured below), from Seabrook’s Bullock Marine. Possibly more impressive was the performance of the 32’ Skater “Gone Again” (pictured at left) which won the GPS Extreme Shootout with a run of 171mph. Mario Williams’ Big Bad Wolf
BENEFIT FOR KK (KRISTAL SHEAVES)
SAT., SEPT. 7 • NOON TO 5PM JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE 1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) • Kemah This benefit is for service industry favorite Kristal “KK“ Sheaves to help her with costs related to her fight with OSTEOSARCOMA (Bone Cancer) while pregnant with her second son, baby Fischer. • Due to current treatment and chemotherapy, this mother to a 3-year-old is no longer able to work. Bed rest is necessary. • Treatment includes hip replacement surgery, chemo & possibly radiation. In addition to early delivery of baby Fisher & extensive Neonatal care. • Funds will help w/medical bills, child care during treatment & recovery, and day-to-day expenses that build up when out of work.
10 BBQ Plates • Silent/Live Auctions 50/50 Drawing • Vendor Booths
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR AUCTIONS & FOOD TO SELL + VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Please drop off clearly marked donations at Jackie’s Brickhouse.
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Your ACTION GUIDE Get out and do something! Now! • Be Active!
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The place where an action or event occurs.
Overtraining: When More Isn’t Better Howdy you Fabulous Fit Folk! I’m gonna put a bug in your ear about overtraining and repetitive strain issues this month. So you’ve been religiously beating yourself up in the gym or on cardio, you’re looking good and now your joints hurt! Isn’t exercise supposed to prevent exactly this sort of thing? Sounds like you may have an overtraining issue! All things in moderation: We usually use this mantra for things we don’t really like, but it’s true for exercise as well. Sometimes it’s very easy to get overzealous in the gym, especially if the eye candy is pretty good Fitness Columnist The GRITTY GODDESS returns… on the other cardio Rick Hunter machines. The most Women’s Obstacle/Mud Run returns to common overtraining issue you’ll see is going Moody Gardens September 28 to be tendinitis. Tendons attach muscles to bones and are very tough, but have a poor On Saturday, September 28 2013, the blood supply so when you overwork them, Gritty Goddess women’s obstacle run rethey don’t heal as quickly as the muscles they turns to Moody Gardens in Galveston. pull on. Over time, this can lead to inflammaThe event is all about women, and tion and soreness in the tendons, and you’ll women only, who want to challenge find yourself hurting and walking funny if you themselves, and have fun in a beautiful don’t take care of this quickly! The most comvenue worthy of a goddess! The 5k (3.1 mon treatments for low grade tendonitis is to mile) course through Moody Gardens inice the area, pop some anti-inflammatories, like cludes 25+ themed obstacles, and incorMotrin, and rest for a day or two. Now being a porates mud, water, foam, and props. “It’s jock, you’ll remember back to high school a one-of-a-kind course”, says Event Director where your coach would yell at ya, “NO PAIN, Claire Jordan, “because Moody Gardens is such a unique venue with a variety NO GAIN!” Well, the truth of the situation is “no of terrain.” The course incorporates the grounds of Moody Gardens, Palm pain, no pain!” If you try to train through the Beach, the banks of Offats Bayou, and the surrounding area, and even has pain, the problem can become chronic and “Temptation Island” where participants can take a break from the course for then instead of a day or two down, you’ll be some pampering. For the September event there will be lots of new surprises, sidelined for several weeks. including a “Walk the plank” obstacle, and even more mud. -Continued on Page 29
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AKA/STAGE NAME: NULA LUNA Tiffany is a Bellydance, Zumba and Bellydance instructor How long has this been a way of life for you? I have been bellydancing for 8 years. What moved you to go in this direction, athletically? One day, I found a DVD and decided to buy it. I popped it into my TV, and WHAM! I was hooked. I found local classes and started my journey. Once I realized that this one style of dance could work my entire body and challenge my mind, I knew I was in it for life! Becoming an instructor has allowed me to share this art, and also helps me to learn old things in new ways. What keeps you motivated? The fitness benefits! Bellydance is a great way to tone the entire body especially the core. Every move is designed to strengthen that natural inner corset that is your core. It tones the butt and thighs, improves posture, and even tones the arms. What is your day job? I paint murals during the day! What is your favorite thing about this bellydancing? From the shimmy to the costumes, it is all about creativity! Bellydance challenges you to think on your toes when you are dancing improv/choreography and helps me find new ways to teach so that everyone understands. Even layering the costume with the right accessories and colors is part of this amazing art! What are your next aspirations or goals for yourself? Continue to improve myself as a dancer/instructor and share this amazing art with everyone I meet. Where do you teach, and how can our readers try your class? My class is called Silk and Steel. I teach at Furia Training Center on Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Silk and Steel class is a womenâ€™s fitness class that fuses Zumba, Bellydance and itâ€™s fun to create a truly unique workout. You can contact Furia Training Center to set up a trial class.
The Gritty Goddess: from Page 25 The Gritty Goddess is non-competitive so participants can complete the course at their own pace, and enjoy every moment. Women can join the “Sisterhood of the Soil” as an individual, or form a team and do the course with friends, family, or co-workers. In fact, funny team names and wacky costumes are encouraged. Waves of 125 participants will go off every 10 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m., and each wave bears the name of a famous goddess like Aphrodite, Athena, and Venus. Teams must register as individuals for the same time/wave and then “create” or “join” a team during their individual registration process. After completing the course, women can shower, change clothes, relax and enjoy an ice cream sundae, and complimentary beer or wine. The entry fee also includes entry to Palm Beach for the afternoon, and the “GLOW GODDESS” after-party on Saturday
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You’ve worked hard to defeat the dreaded love handles, and sitting on the couch while you heal isn’t conducive to keeping that battle won, so take it easy! You beat your brains out in the gym and have some great results, you’re in great shape but now the progress is slowed dramatically, stopped or even seems to be backsliding even though you are still working at max levels in the gym. You, my friend, may have another version of overtraining issues, the dreaded plateau! This one is the easiest to fix – luckily! Fixes to this problem can be as simple as taking a day or two off, or trying different activities in the gym. You’ve been running on the treadmill for cardio? Try the elliptical machine, or perhaps even the rowing machine. It will shock your body into further improvement
evening, with DJ Hexum and glow necklaces for everyone. “This event is all about camaraderie, challenging yourself physically, and most of all having a full day of fun,” says Jordan, “because every woman deserves a day off!” Although the minimum age to participate is 14 years old, the last wave of the Gritty Goddess at 1:30pm allows girls aged 813 to participate in the full 5K with their mothers, older sisters, or female guardians as part of the Goddess + Nymph Challenge. Saturday afternoon at 3pm there is also the GRITTY KIDS event, a shorter 1k obstacle/mud run for all children, both male and female, aged 6-13. For more information and to register, go to www.grittygoddess.com or www.grittykids.com. You can also find info on Facebook at “Gritty Goddess Obstacle Run.” since it’s something it has to adapt to all over again. Repetitive strain disorders occur when you perform the same activity over and over again, and it eventually wears down your recuperative abilities, locally. One of the most common repetitive strain disorders is one I’ve already addressed, tendonitis, but others that are really common in fitness are Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Plantar Fasciitis. These three issues can range in severity from mildly annoying to utterly debilitating. The trick to keeping it in check is to address the issue early on. For all of these maladies you should seek medical attention to make sure no serious trauma has occurred. Treatments can range from rest to braces, even up to surgery if left untreated for too long! So don't be a bonehead! Be a meathead, and get those achy spots checked! And when you can, GET IN THE GYM!!!
AT T R A C T I O N S
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.
1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100
2. MOODY GARDENS
6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS
10. ELLINGTON FIELD
14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY
3. KEMAH BOARDWALK
7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM
11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT
15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR
8. GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER
12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER
16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS
5. CLEAR CREEK WINERY
9. PIRATES BAY WATER PARK
13. ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CTR. 17. GULF GREYHOUND PARK
1 Hope Blvd. (Galveston)..800-582-4673
710 4th Street ..............281-334-9880
2026 Lockheed ............409-770-9283
709 Harris Ave. (Kemah)..281-334-8300
3523 Highway 134 ..........281-479-2431
2002 Terminal Dr. ......409-740-7722
2501 Seawall Blvd. ....1.855.789.7437
5300 East Road (Baytown) ..281-422-1150
510 Ellington Field ........713-847-4200
One Monument Circle ......281-479-2421
Texas 35 and Mustang ....281-388-1134
8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551
6310 Avenue T. ............409-925-1401
2500 South Shore Blvd.....281-334-1000
1150 Big League Dreams...281-316-3400
1000 FM 2004..............409-986-9500
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18. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . . .281-471-5020 19. BAY FOREST GOLF COURSE 1900 South R Street (La Porte) . . . .281-471-4653 20. PINE GULLY PARK 535 Pine Gully Rd. @ Toddville (Seabrook) . . . . .281-474-3286 21. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 22. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE 806 NASA Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-333-0579 23. BUTLER’S LONGHORN MUSEUM 1220 Coryell (League City) . .281-332-1393 24. HELEN’S GARDEN/HISTORIC LC Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . .281-338-7339 25. THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE 2100 Caroline St. (Dickinson) . .281-337-2021
26. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 27. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 28. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 29. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 30. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . .281-334-0521
31. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 32. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 33. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Galveston . . . . . . .713- 629-3700 34. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 35. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 36. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 37. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 38. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 39. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 40. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114
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 & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 18. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 19. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. 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. Floyd’s On The Water 1301 Harborwalk Dr., (Hitchcock) 41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1
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42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 44. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 45. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 46. Jackie B’s Sports.Spirits..................352 N. Gulf Freeway 47. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 48. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 49. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 50. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 51. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 52. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 53. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 54. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 55. 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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82. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ... 83. Roger’s Bar & Grill1271 Deke Sla 84. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4 85. Sam’s Boat ................................ 86. San Luis Resort ........................5 87. Scotty’s Pub .............................. 88. Scout Bar ................................... 89. Sherlock’s................................... 90. Int. Signature Bistro ....1918 NAS 91. Skallywag Suds N' Grub ............ 92. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 93. South Shore Harbour Resort..250 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................102 95. Sudie’s ..............................352 G 97. The Cock & Bull ........3659 NASA 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................12 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Paint Pub ............1840 NAS 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. Three Oaks Fine Wines ............ 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ........... 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 .......... 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 108. Tookie’s ................................... 109. Topwater Grill ......................81 110. T-bone Tom’s............................ 111.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 112. Union Tavern ............................ 113. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ..... 68. Wolfies Clear Lake ..................... 114. Zone 504 .................................
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BENETEAU RENDEZVOUS SLATED FOR SEPT. 20 – 22 Sea Lake Yacht Sales and Lakewood Yacht Club are hosting a Beneteau Owners Rendezvous in the club’s Inner Harbor over the weekend of Fri., Sept. 20 through Sun., Sept. 22. Lakewood is located at 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook at the northeast corner of Clear Lake.
“and, importantly, you do not have to be an owner or a Lakewood member to partici-
LYC Bay Cup II Sat., August 3 • Galv. Bay
“If you are a proud owner of a fine Beneteau yacht – sail or power, you will not want to miss this fun-filled, interactive and educational event” related Doug Hughes of Sea Lake Yacht Sales who is co-chairing the event with Angela Pounds also of Sea Lake Yacht Sales and Steve Hegyesi of Lakewood. The cost to register for the Rendezvous is $50 per person to help cover the facility, educational seminars, food and drink for the weekend.
pate in this exciting weekend. You are very welcome to come by ‘land yacht’.”
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“We wanted to get this date out to our Beneteau- owner friends and to future Beneteau owners,” explained Hughes,
To register the Beneteau model you will be bringing, please contact Pounds at 281248-6001 or at email@example.com
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Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 17-20 • Gulf of Mexico
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Harvest Moon Regatta features Sail-A-Thon For the second year, a Sail-a-thon to raise ovarian cancer awareness will be part of the Lakewood Yacht Club’s Harvest Moon Regatta® which will race from Galveston to Port Aransas over October 17th – 20th. The beneficiary of the Sail-a-thon proceeds will be the Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation (JLR Foundation). This was created several years ago to honor Judy Robinson, a long-time member of Lakewood Yacht Club and participant in the Harvest Moon Regatta®. The Judy’s Mission trophy honoring Robinson will be presented to the skipper who raises the most donation money for the event. This will take place during the Harvest Moon Regatta® Awards Ceremony to be held the evening of Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Port “A” City Pavilion.
Aug. 5-9 • Galveston Bay Sun., Aug. 11 • Galveston Bay
TSA Opti Team Match Race Weekend Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18 • Galv. Bay
HYC Fall Series #1 Judy Robinson, founder of the JLR Foundation, is pictured at the helm of her boat 'Dixie Apple' racing on Galveston Bay.
Robinson was an avid sailor, boat owner and racing participant. She was a member of the Harvest Moon Regatta® Committee for years and was a great supporter of the event. Despite a healthy lifestyle, Robinson was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer in 2009 and died within a year. While battling ovarian cancer, she was determined to do something to raise awareness about the vague signs and symptoms and ineffective screening tools for victims of ovarian cancer. She and her friends then created the JLR Foundation. The JLR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Houston dedicated to raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to funding research. For further information, please visit the website www.jlrfoundation.org. To participate in the Sail-a-thon, please visit www.harvestmoonregatta.com and click on Sail-A-Thon.
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GBCA Women's Regatta Sat., Sept. 14 • Galveston Bay
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The SCENE Sailing Team has distanced itself by winning 5 of the last 6 races (2nd in the other race) entering August. Skipper Stuart Lindow and crew won Series 4 and is in the lead of Series 5 of the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races. The boat also ranked as one of the top J/24s racing in the Texas Regatta Circuit following the most recent race in Corpus Christi.
TEXAS CITY MUSIC BY THE BAY FESTIVAL • September 13 & 14, 2013 The 6th Annual Texas City Music Festival is a quickly growing noted community festival showcasing a variety of Texas Country, Zydeco, Blues and local talent the weekend after Labor Day since 2006. Austin-based bands like Marcia Bell and Kevin Fowler, Galveston’s own Hamilton Loomis, Zydeco great Leroy Thomas and powerhouse Randy Rogers Band were just a few of the acts in 2011. This all-ages music festival has set itself apart by showing a commitment to booking emerging artists and big name entertainment. Recognized for fostering a unifying community and fun atmosphere, the Texas City Music Fest by the Bay has hosted groundbreaking big TEXAS MUSIC. The Texas City Music Fest by the Bay is a local event with growing surrounding county appeal.
ACTIVITIES The Texas City Music Fest by the Bay has activities to keep both young and old entertained all day. The wide variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors should satisfy any appetite. For the younger ones, there are a number of jump houses, a rock wall, European bungee jump, face painting, a fire safety house sponsored by Texas City Fire Department, and much more. The event’s Presenting Sponsor, First Choice Power, is hosting their 3rd annual tamale-eating contest held at the festival’s main stage. For more information, please contact First Choice Power’s Texas City location at 409-949-9260.
FESTIVAL HISTORY Honoring the late great pianist CHARLES BROWN at Texas City’s first annual Blues Festival on November 3, 2007. Charles Brown was a classically trained musician and learned to play the piano at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Church and was the composer as such hits as Driftin Blues, Trouble Blues, Get Yourself Another Fool, In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down. Charles
Brown developed a unique and popular piano style referred to as “cocktail blues.” Texas City is proud to host along with the Texas City Cultural Arts Foundation the Texas City Music Fest by the Bay. Now in its sixth year, the Texas City Music Fest by the Bay, “A Charles Brown Day of Remembrance,” has progressed rapidly from its modest beginnings and blossomed into a musical event that attracts thousands of fans from across Galveston and Harris counties. By continually broadening the scope of featured music, the festival now provides wide appeal to music lovers of every age and genre.
you great music, amazing food, and fun for the whole family! Purpose: To promote Cultural Arts within the City of Texas City and surrounding communities. Mission Statement: In an effort to promote a greater appreciation of the arts, the Texas City Music Festival by the Bay presents and annual music festival of diverse music that fosters an atmosphere of collaborations and inspirations promoting the belief that all people are elevated through the experience of listening to great music together inspires the appreciation of culture and art.
The Texas City Music Fest by the Bay has now added Friday night performances to bring the festival two days of live entertainment spotlighting local artists as well as top name bands in Texas Country music, Cajun & Zydeco, and, of course, Blues. In addition to the great line-up of musical entertainment planned, the festival offers a variety of activities, vendors and kids zone to entertain adults and children alike Head out to Texas City’s beautiful Carlos Garza Sports Park, 3300 Magnolia, September 13 and 14, we promise
Musical Talent for the Andy Eng Benefit: HourGlass (Kevin Fenton, Mark Fenton, Jerry Hamerick, Claudia Hammond, Steve Davis, Lee Jolly and Arron Dunlap), Richard Ruiz, Starr Jernigan Band, Myrna Sanders, Starr Jernigan and Jason Padilla, Billy Gilbert, SouthBound (Jimmy Johns, Steve Johnson and Dathy Fisk), Scooter Tyra, Ralinda Fenton, David Schwope, Rick Valente, Fred Linton, Robin Kirby, Fred Linton, Cisco Nonother, Stephen McNair, Tim Schaetter, Arron Dunlap, Ryan Beard, Andy and the Dreamsicles (Andy Upchurch, Bill Samson, Jeff Poke, Don Bonner, Randy Hughes, Jack Pitcock, Jonathan Starns, Greg Youngblood, RobinAnn Holloway), Andrew Bateman, Cerebelus (Armando Vazquez Jr., Rachel Naomi Walker, Dalton Wheeler), ColdFeet (Danny Douglass, Don McCorQuodale, David Hargraves, Freddie Kirk, Jack Horn, Kevin Taylor), Slide Effect (Lynn Raggio, Patrick Henry Beadles II, Kevin Taylor, Myrna Sanders, Fred Linton, Cicso Nonother). ~ MC Bobbie Emerson Revak & Production by Steve Revak
BY THE SCENE • ANDY ENG BENEFIT It was a jam-packed event – both on stage and off. The benefit, hosted by The Cock-Eyed Seagull (and staff) and headed up by musicians Kevin Fenton and Steve Revak, was to help local photographer and SCENE columnist Andy Eng with his medical expenses incurred for his cataract surgeries. Earlier this year, Eng came to the realization that his eye sight wasn’t what it used to be, and frankly, could not put off the costly sur-
geries any longer. His friends in the music community and beyond stepped up in full force to help this high-spirited friend to all. The staff at the Cock-Eyed Seagull coordinated a silent auction, several 50/50 raffles and donated a percentage of the bar business to Eng. The food was generously donated by Barry and Melissa Terrell (owners of T-Bone Tom’s and Tookie’s), so that 100% of the money paid for lunch went directly to ~ Betsey Ennis Eng. Much love was felt for our friend Andy Eng!
From Andy ... “Over the years, it has been a privilege to witness you being you, enjoying life, taking in good live music, and doing good things with humor, heart, and gusto. I truly hope my work did you justice as lots
of mistakes were made along the way. My gratitude to those before me who showed us how it’s done, my utmost appreciation to all of you who are making good things happen now, and my best wishes to you whose best days lie ahead. Thanks for the lift!”
Signature Drinks: TOOKIE’S HAMBURGERS & MORE Blue Crush Captain – Choose this selection off Tookie’s “Summer Favorites” drink menu and receive a big, gorgeous, vibrant blue drink that is garnished with a fresh fruit skewer. Take a sip and enjoy the flavors of Captain Morgan spiced rum, Malibu Coconut rum, De Kuyper’s Blue Curacao liqueur, and lemon lime soda. Pair it with one of Tookie’s certified Angus beef burger creations like the #99 (the patty is marinated in wine, special spices, cheddar cheese, and onion) or the Squealer (the patty has bacon mixed in). Cookie Monster Shake – Tookie’s original vanilla shake uses only the finest ingredients. Blue Bell ice cream is blended
with crushed Oreos until it’s thick and frothy, and then topped with crushed Oreo cookies, a large dollop of whipped cream, and a cherry. All ages will enjoy this cold creaminess with their food order or as a dessert. And for those who may want an extra kick in the vanilla shake, select the B52 Bomber (with Kahlua, Grand Marnier, and Bailey’s Irish Cream) or the Yummy Rummy (with Myers’ Dark Rum). Mango Mojito – Get the good times flowing with this mouthwatering beverage. Malibu Mango rum combines two of the Caribbean’s finest exports – rum and mangos – to create a crisp fusion of taste. Add fresh mango purée, fresh lime juice, soda, and muddled mint leaves and what you have is a “home rum” of an adult drink. It’s available in strawberry, too. Order up Tookie’s Pelican Eggs (jalapeño peppers stuffed with a blend of cheese and bacon, hand battered and fried to perfection, and served with homemade ranch dressing.) Mmmm... DELISH!
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“The first is titled ‘Hammock In The Keys’ and debuted on Bourbon Street in front of Parrott Heads (Jimmy Buffett fans) from all over the country at the event Pardi Gras. We sold every CD we brought and became national overnight in the “Parrott Head Trop Rock’ world. The title track was up for song of the year at the 2011 Trop Rock Music Awards in Key West, Florida!” Their second CD “Live From Cozumel” was recorded at the Iberostar Resort in Cozumel in Mexico on the first Southbound Trip to Mexico with 80 fans; hence, the need for a trip back!
COUNTRY-FRIED SUNDAYS: Continued From Page 55 Fuller and his Dirt & Diesel band are an all-star cast of talent and will be at T-Bone Tom’s on August 18. The shows are highenergy, interactive, and will surely leave you talking about it long after you have seen one. Their debut album is also named Dirt & Diesel with the single “Road Trip” being released this month. As of press time, Fuller and his band were nominated for six Houston Press Music awards, including Best Country Band and Best Male Vocalist categories. He is sponsored by Rebecca Creek Whiskey/Enchanted Rock Vodka and by nationally syndicated talk show host Michael Berry.
Some of Southbound’s favorite original songs to perform are “Islamorada,” “Ride The Wave,” and “Raise your Glasses Shake Your Asses.” They do play a large variety of cover songs like “Southern Cross,” “5 O'clock Somewhere,” “Chicken Fried,” “The Joker,” and anything that the crowd requests. “Anyone who wants to show their appreciation for what they hear, can send a Bud Light and a Cuervo shot up to the stage,” said Steve, and added, “Please.”
Davin James' music is more "black water" than “red dirt.” That's probably because he grew up watching his father play guitar on lake banks in North Louisiana and South Arkansas. He came to Kingwood, Texas, in 1978, at age 13 and was prompted to play guitar by his father with a $100 bribe. He got his first electric guitar with that money.
For the rest of 2013, Southbound maintain their “party bus” status while performing for “great fans in great atmospheres at great venues.” They are currently writing and working on their third CD that could release sometime next spring.
Through the ’80s, he played honky-tonks, covering Hank Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as Top 40 country songs. With a little credibility, James started running with other notable songwriter/entertainers as he puts it, “We helped the Texas Music scene get kick started from a dead ’80s market.”
“It definitely takes a village to keep things running smoothly and keep me and Jimmy between the navigational buoys,” said Steve. “We would just like to thank all of our friends and fans for their continued support of Southbound which makes this crazy ride worthwhile!”
Since that time, James has seven CDs under his belt, has songs in movies, TV, and advertising campaigns, sang jingles, produced many other projects, hosts Puffabelly’s Songwriter Showcase in Spring, Texas weekly (for 10 years now), and performs over 100 shows a year. And now, T-Bone Tom’s will host his show on August 25, so mark your calendars.
For more information or to book Southbound through Steve’s wife Shirley, visit www.SouthboundTX.com.
T-Bone Tom’s hosts live music 6 days a week. Stay tuned to The SCENE Magazine and view their ad for a complete entertainment line-up, daily specials, and more.
SOUTHBOUND: Continued From Page 49 Jimmy also served in the United States Navy and his father and brother were both in the Marine Corp. Jimmy's family has a proud tradition of serving the United States Armed Forces. “Southbound puts the ‘rock’ back into ‘tropical rock,’” Steve said.” We do like to write and sing about the ocean, palm trees and the islands, but we do it in our own Texas Rock style.” Some influences he cites are Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown and Texas country artists such as Josh Abbott and Pat Green. “We have two CDs of original music out,” said Steve.
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007 Bond Ball & Theme Dinner @ Cock & Bull British Pub Bravo to Jeanette Walker and the staff at The Cock & Bull for pulling off a breathtaking theme dinner and event sparing no detail at the 007 Bond Ball: Gift bags for each guest with a commemorative 007 t-shirt, handcut drink tickets tucked away in a wax sealed envelope, 200+ gold, white and black balloons floating in the ceiling, female staff wearing matching Bond girl gowns, complimentary roulette and black jack tables and an impressive James Bond collection of memorabilia â€“ Did we mention the life-size cut-out of Sean Connery?!
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Moon Dog @ Cock-Eyed Seagull
Big Country @ Scout Bar
up has changed over the years for this popular ’80s garage band and Seabrook Music Festival pioneers. These days, the band includes David Hargraves, Danny D, Donny McCorquodate, Kevin Taylor, Jack Horn, and Freddy Krc. In July, we enjoyed a Cold Feet set during a Moon Dog show at the Cock-Eyed Seagull. Quite a mouthful, yes, but what is important to know is to keep Cold Feet and Moon Dog on your radar. They’ve got a gusto and zest for the classics that doesn’t lie which we know you’ll appreciate. Book ’em if you can!
moment, the kind that makes you glad you were there. In July, we were treated to THREE of such shows - Big Country, Starr Jernigan Band and Cold Feet. The Big Country was a splendid evening for many reasons - It marked the return of the popular ’80s band to Texas with The Journey Tour after a 20-year hiatus (to Scout Bar, of course). They boast arguably the hottest fatherson guitar duo happening with Bruce and Jamie Watson. The band has also been rejuvenated with an upbeat Mike Peters (Alarm) on lead vocals and Derek Forbes (Simple Minds) popping on the bass. Owner Thomas tells us there are lots of exciting shows coming to Scout Bar. Stay tuned in and “Stay Alive!”
Moon Dog @ Cock-eyed Seagull
The Starr Jernigan Band is another fine example of the gusto produced out of the Texas Gulf Coast, a place we call home. A great Thursday Biker Night crowd was present at Jackie’s Brickhouse to catch one of the final shows of the Starr Jernigan Band. This group is a rare collaboration of talent whose members are in themselves forces of nature. Starr lays out tasteful lead break solos solidly in the realm known to Starr Jernigan Band @ Jackie's Brickhouse mortals as channeling. Her band of Myrna Sanders on bass, Clint Glaze on keyboards, and Jason Padilla (plays like Keith Moon) are all master class musicians each capable of fronting their own band. Music insiders understand the forces which give us great music occasionally require the recreation of its players and as the Starr Jernigan Band enters that phase in the days ahead, we join the many of you thanking them for their musical treats we have enjoyed while they were together. All the best!
Cold Feet is an enduring collection of Texas Gulf Coast Ninja Music Warriors that has played in the area over the decades, and these days, often appear with little warning. The line
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by Joey Wainright of the Seagull Karaoke Brigade with a passionate performance of Funeral for a Friend. I’m pretty sure my predecessor, the late Jim Shortt never met Elton John or heard Joey sing, but pretty sure he would’ve awarded a hearty “Bravo” for the effort.
Chatting with band member Christian Weigand, we learn the group has a new sound taking shape with Ashley on board and from what we sampled, placing this band on our watch list in the months ahead. Mark them on yours! BIG SIX-OH - And a hearty round of “Cheers!” goes out to SCENE Bartender Steersman and Bass Master Mark Fenton. Hourglass was on the stage ushering the monumental day. New to the group is Jerry Hamric on lead guitar who joins up with Kevin & Mark Fenton, Claudia Hammon, Lee Jolly and Stix Davis. In an interesting twist was a guest vocal appearance
BIG SIX-OH-OH - When I read that Wood & Wind would be playing their 600th event at The Cock & Bull British Pub, it Wood & Wind @ Cock & Bull
Hourglass @ Cockeyed Seagull
was an event we knew we’d have to consider, and was it a winner! The Cock & Bull was the perfect setting for this milestone event, which included eight originals in the play list, freshly baked sour dough, fish and chips and a large beer and wine selection list. Many go out to eat and run, but the Cock & Bull is the place to hang out and dine. Understand the difference?
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hear them live at the Deckhouse and found the lyrics to be relevant, the melody agreeable, and integrity legit. Well done!
Andy and The Dreamsicles @ T-Bone Tom's Rockit Bayou @ Dempsey's
REINVENTION^2 - SCENE readers testify Dempsey’s has come quite a ways with their new location. The place can boast “Never a Parking Problem!,” a new music stage and more seating which is gold star worthy. We stopped in to catch local favorite RockitBayou on the new stage and with the new lighting system. They looked (and sounded) great! Former Rockit Bayou Lead Singer Leah Howard has moved on to her hot new gig as Super Mom, and joining the boys is Ashley Hennessy – a singer we first sampled at the Zone 504 karaoke finals last year. - Continued on Page 44
We stopped by T-Bone Tom's ever-hopping patio palapa and caught Andy and The Dreamsicles. It never ceases to amaze that no matter the crowd, the service at T-Bones is always utmost and satisfaction is tops. The Dreamsicle’s Kick Ass Brass is gelling into quite the formidable horn section capable of blasting through the roof with mezzo forte pizzazz. With Randy (Ninja Guitarist) Hughes, Jeff Hoke (drums) and Andy Upchurch in the captain’s seat, this band reminds me of the new Houston Rockets, having the pieces and what it takes to make it all the way. Down the street deeper into the Lighthouse District, we spotted a new rack of SCENE magazines at the LOCO Deckhouse and stopped in to check it out. This is a perfect place to catch the Kemah Breeze, avoid the waterfront district mobs, catch up with friends, and enjoy good music. In July, we took in a few sets from Music Meister Chad Ware along with Chris Whitten and Bob Hawkins on bass and fiddle. The boys have been putting in time at the studio and wrapped up tracks for their upcoming EP . We Chad Ware, Chris Whitten & got to Bob Hawkins @ LOCO Deckhouse
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Big Country @ Scout Bar
days a week for patio season patrons. Their weekday slant will be along the lines of smaller acoustic groups so you readers can carry on your necessary conversations with friends and business clients, and the big bands are on the weekend when it’s time to whoop it up. Makes sense to me!
Loose Notes by Andy Eng
The heat is on, and the dog days of summer are here once again. No problem! We’re Texas tough! Our readers tell us they love and appreciate the gusto and spirit of the local live music SCENE and from what we witness, our readers are right. We were able to sample some very good live music in July with you. Let’s roll down some of what went down and start with a bang...
IT MEANS “THE BREEZE” - And this time of year, that’s a good thing. So with that, we dropped in at the original La Overdrive @ La Brisa
FRIDAY FIREWORKS - SCENE readers have made Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack a favorite Friday night hangout for dining, catching the cool Kemah breeze and fireworks show. Area favorite, Almost Endless Summer, has this gig down pat when the fuse gets lit with a high-energy, feel-good medley of contemporary classics playing out the mains - not Sousa but just as agreeable. The band lineup of Danny Kris- Almost Endless Summer @ Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack tensen, Bobby Fossier, Richard Morant and John McKay play pretty much any instrument (talented cats) plus they all can sing a lead! Almost Endless Summer is now so check ’em out! (www.almost endlesssummer. com). In other Swamp Shack music news, G.M. Bob informs us they now carry music seven
Brisa on Highway 146 joining the full house on the patio with Overdrive, a fivemember group that plays favorite dance tunes from the ’60s to today. "Smooth vocals, layered harmonies, and hot guitar licks blended with the solid groove of the rhythm section are the hallmarks of Overdrive." Another ditty with this group is that they’re often playing where the gentle Galveston Bay breeze is to be enjoyed. Did we say that’s a good thing? While on patios... - Continued on Page 45
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SOUTHBOUND IS A STATE OF MIND! By Rhonda Meredith “Some go east and some go west; you know, we go south because that’s what we like the best…” (Southbound, “Ride The Wave” lyrics) Once upon a time, there was a young man named Steve Johnson who grew up on Alabama’s Gulf coast. And once upon around the “same-ish” time, another young man named Jimmy Johns was growing up in Greenville, Texas. Well, one day, the stars would align (some will go on record as saying it was just loads of alcohol, but whatever) and bring their different experiences in music together to produce a unique sound…
Madigan Sat., August 31 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE
That “some day” was March 16, 2008. Steve met Jimmy while he was playing a solo gig at a beach bar in Galveston. Jimmy was down from Austin on vacation. When Steve found out Jimmy could play a guitar, he invited him onstage. Jimmy performed the next three sets with Steve, and it was truly magical. The two played liked they had known each other all their lives.
The Hunger Sunday, Sept. 1
The bar booked them all summer, and they were a band just like that.
AUGUST SOUTHBOUND SHOWS Aug. 1: ..........................Cabo Clear Lake Aug. 2: ..Captain Jacks beach bar (Galveston) Aug. 3: ........Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack ** Aug. 7-11: Cozumel Trip (See Below) **
Aug. 13: ............................T-Bone Toms Aug. 15: ................................Outriggers Aug. 17: ......Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack Aug. 23: ................................Noah's Ark Aug. 24: ........................Cabo Clear Lake Aug. 27: ................................Outriggers Aug. 30: ......Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack
“You never know why the ‘Islands’ choose one over the other,” said Steve. But the boys have been charmed since that day! “Things went so well that Jimmy put a saltwater bottom on his boat and moved from Austin to South Shore, and we have been rockin’ ever since!” Steve is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and the songwriter. Jimmy is the lead guitarist, vocals, and the band’s music director. When not performing approximately 150 to 170 shows a year in Texas, Louisiana, the St. Louis are (“We have a fan base there,” said Steve.), and between making trips to the Florida Keys, the pair tend to their day jobs. Steve is a V.P. of Business Development for McKenzie Tank Lines and Jimmy is a garage door sales person for Garage Door Services.
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“Headin’ South with Southbound” Cozumel Trip Southbound’s Second Annual “Headin’ South with Southbound” trip to Cozumel is August 7 through 11. On this all-inclusive trip, you can travel to the land of fun and sun and stay in a palapa-roofed bungalow. Enjoy the beach, a pool, a dive center, and, of course, live musical entertainment from your boys in Southbound. Hurry, as of press time, there were still spots available. Visit www.SouthboundTX.com for more information.
Sheila Marshall Sunday, Sept. 8 T-BONE TOM’S
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THREE MAJOR SCOUT BAR SHOWS BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY • BUCKCHERRY • FILTER By Rhonda Meredith Scout Bar, located at 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard in Webster, has rocked the Bay Area with many of the best and brightest local and regional talent as well as major national and international touring acts. August and September are no exception as they welcome Buckcherry the Grammy award-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Friday, August 23), as well as American rock bands Buckcherry (Friday, September 6) and Filter (Monday, September 23). Bone Thugs-N-Harmony reppin’ Cleveland, Ohio, brings their 20th-anniversary tour named “Everything 100 Tour” to Scout Bar with a fully reunited lineup of all five of the original members: Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone. Popular hits include “Tha Crossroads,” "Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “Foe tha Love of $,” “1st of tha Month,” and “Look into My Eyes.” The group will release its new album, “The Art of War: World War III” later this year. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 18+ show. Tickets are $26. Los Angeles-based Buckcherry unleashed their sixth studio album “Confessions” earlier this year, and the band has been touring relentlessly in support of the disc. “Confessions” is a well thought out concept album using the seven deadly sins as a guide. Expect some foot-stomping, high-energy alternative rock songs about
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Filter partying, women and heartbreak as well, and all delivered by singer Josh Todd’s perfectly rockweathered voice. Supporting acts for the allages show are Girl in a Coma and The Last Place You Look. Tickets are $26. It’s the return of Filter to Scout Bar’s stage on Monday, September 23. The Cleveland-based industrial rock group released their sixth studio album, “The Sun Comes Out Tonight” last June. It draws from the synthesis of tools from the band’s past arsenal and adds brand new attributes that facilitate the stereophonic assault that only Filter circa 2013 can deliver. Filter believes in adapting and improvising in the name of achieving results, and it conquered. Tickets for this show are $16 in advance. Scout Bar is a multi-venue rock/dance club that features a wide variety of cover bands, local, regional, and national musical artists. Information can be viewed at www.scoutbar.com. Scout Bar is a non-smoking venue, but smoking is allowed on the outdoor patios.
The Slags Saturday, August 24 SHERLOCK’S PUB
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Return of the Seabrook Music Festival? Although not connected to the well-known Seabrook Music Festivals put on by Annabelle Ruch and the Seabrook Association for years, a massive music event by the same name will hit Seabrook’s Meador Park this month. Stretched over two days (August 17-18) and featuring 24 bands on two stages, the 2013 Seabrook Music Festival appears ready to satisify anyone’s musical taste with a diverse line-up of performers. Among the acts scheduled to perform are Mama Tried (pictured at right), Elbodo, The Grizzly Band, Chris Hardy, Thread Belly, Footpie, Anaolog People, SunDrunk, Alvin & The Slickpunks, Audic Empire and more. Weekend passes are $15 ($10 for Seabrook residents) and kids 12 and under are free.
SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE $2.50 Import draft; $2.99 15 oz Margaritas
Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon-Fri • 5-6:30pm What: 4 for $5.99 Fish or Shrimp Tacos; 99¢ Dom Draft ; $3 Dom 1/2 Pitchers; $6 Dom Pitchers; $2.49 Vegas Shrimp Cocktail. Valid only in Tom’s Backyard. Excludes holidays.
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: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M - Sat Open 9pm; All day Sun. What: $2 Dom drafts, $2.75 select drafts; $3.75 select big beers; $3 house wine; $2.50 wells; $3 Calls. Free buffet Wed-Fri 5-8pm
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: 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. (Houston) When: Mon-Sat 4-8 What: $2.50 Wells, Domestic Bottles & Domestic Drafts. Ask about daily specials.
Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $1 off all drafts and premium wine, $4 Wine by glass
Where: 2513 NASA Pkwy on the water in Seabrook. When: MonThurs 4-7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour Noon-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.
Where: 1303 NASA Parkway What/When: Everyday 11am7pm; $2 Domestic Beer; $2.50 Imports & $3 House Wine
-------------------Where: 600 6th Street, Kemah What: $2.50 Longnecks; $3.50 Fireballs & $4.50 Premium Wells When: Mon-Fri noon to 7PM
Cock-Eyed SEAGULL Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks
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.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells &
Where: 315 Grand Ave. (Bacliff) When: Mon-Fri 11-7 What: $3 Wells; $2 Dom. Longnecks; $1.50 Dom. Draft; Mon: $3 Well Ritas; Tues: $4 Jager Bombs; Wed: $3 Amer. Honey; Thurs: $3 Dreamsicles; Sun: $2 Dom Bottles & $3 Wells (12 to 8pm)
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
Wells. Plus, Saturday 8am - 4pm & all day Sunday, $2.25 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas
-------------------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
Roger’s Bar & Grill Where: 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd (FM 518) League City What/When: Mon-Thurs 4-7pm & Fri 4-9pm: $2 Wells, $2 Domestic Bottles, $4 Monster Mugs & frozen drinks
-------------------Where: 1817 Avenue K, on Galveston Bay in San Leon When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily $2 Dom 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: 1202 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146 in Seabrook) When: Mon - Fri 3-6:30 What: $3.50 Wells; $5.99 Domestic pitchers; $7.99 Import pitchers; $2 Domestic draft;
Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft
-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 5pm What: $1.75 Draft Beer, $2.25
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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Featured Bartender LAURIE @ ZONE 504
Welcome! Even though she may be a new face to ZONE 504, Laurie has five years experience. Signature drink… A classic lemon drop martini! But this is no ordinary drink; Laurie uses fresh lemon rather than a syrup. (And she can make it into a shot if you desire.)
3659 Nasa Road One (Seabrook)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! August 9 is Laurie’s actual birthday, but this Leo celebrates it all month! So stop by and wish her well… Does she believe the LEO hype? Laurie says astrology is interesting and does seem to be true from time to time. Books, books, and more books. Her favorite book is “The Rescue” by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks is known for
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romance and emotion, so we have to ask about the romance department. Laurie says her Mr. Right must love kids! Here, there, and everywhere! The well-spoken bartender was born in California, but grew up in Del Rio, Texas, before moving to Houston. Laurie has traveled to extensively with Alaska and Georgia standing out in her mind and being “really different than expected.” She loves calling Webster home now. The funny thing about traveling… She would get asked a lot about Texans “driving our horses” and people wondering where her cowboy hat and boots were. Truth be told, she is partial to flip-flops!
Country-Fried Sundays at T-Bone Tom’s features the region’s hottest Country Acts By Rhonda Meredith Thom Shepherd
T-Bone Tom’s brings the region’s hottest country acts with their full bands under the largest palapa in Texas on Country-Fried Sundays. The music starts at 6 p.m. in “Tom’s Backyard” at 707 Hwy 146 in Kemah. Get there early for a great seat and enjoy the Smoked Barbeque Chicken plate with T-Bone Tom’s sausage and an Armadillo Egg (jalapeños stuffed with brisket and deep fried) for $12.49. Performing this month are Jody Booth, Thom Shepard, Josh Fuller and Davin James. Music is a family tradition for Jody Booth from Livingston, Texas, who is making his musical debut at T-Bone Tom’s on August 4. His mom taught him to play the guitar when he was just 8 years old, and he joined his first band while he was still in high school. Now, Booth is playing an average of 15 shows Jody Booth a month across Texas and while he doesn’t like to “drop names,” he modestly admits to opening for the likes of Willie Nelson and Tracy Lawrence. Booth’s music is pure and heartfelt with a gritty edge. His writing forged by a life lived in the trenches of responsibility with the lyrical vulnerability is startling in its honesty. “I’m a good observer of the human condition and I think it shows in my songs,” he said. His new album is “Heaven and Hell” and features the singles “Gold Digger” and “Jesus Loves Me.” The song “Gold Digger” is a honkytonkin’ tribute to high-maintenance women that I wrote in 10 minutes flat,” Booth says with a laugh. “It’s a real-life story that makes for a pretty good country song.” Thom Shepherd is an Austin-based touring artist performing on August 11. Most people are first introduced
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to Shepherd by one of the long list of songs that he has written, but were recorded and released by other artists. He is the writer of the #1 singles “Redneck Yacht Club” and “Riding with Private Malone.” He wrote the #1 Josh Abbott and Pat Green single, “My Texas,” and the #1 Kevin Fowler song “Beer Season.” He also wrote the title track of Tracy Lawrence’s Grammy nominated album “The Rock.” In total, the two-time cancer survivor and father of two has more than 10 singles and had over 90 songs recorded by artists including George Jones and Montgomery Gentry. “It’s always exciting when someone else records one of my songs, but there is no greater feeling than connecting with an audience,” Shepherd said. His own recent single "Simplify" was a Top 10 on both the Texas Regional Radio Report and the Texas Music Chart. He has been on nine tours performing for our military in 17 countries. “As songwriters, we have no idea how our songs are going to affect people,” said Shepherd. "I met a soldier in Qatar who told me he joined the military because of ‘Private Malone.’”
Gaby Veray Trio Friday, August 9 ZONE 504
Navigators Saturday, August 10 T-BONE TOM’S
Inspired by the musical storytellers of his youth, Josh Fuller is carrying on the tradition of writing songs that are real, with a unique and sometimes humorous perspective on the southern way of life. Raised on a dairy farm in New Waverly, Texas, his dad Josh Fuller bought him a guitar when he was 18 and over the next few years, he taught himself how to play and started writing songs while he was working as a corrections officer.
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Friday, August 16 SCOUT BAR
CELEBRATE THE “TREMENDOUS TWOS” By Rhonda Meredith In August 2011, Mainly Drinks opened its doors as a coffee and wine bar on 223 West Main Street in La Porte’s historic Sharp building. Since that time, Mainly Drinks has grown beyond “just drinks” to offer a complete lunch and dinner menu, live musical entertainment, and an art gallery hosting the works of local artists on a rotating basis. While taking a break from her law career, Mainly Drinks’ owner Deb Gallington attended the renowned Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston and took classes on wine and spirits. She shared her love of wine while working in the field and her passion naturally led to the next step in opening a coffee and wine bar in the downtown La Porte area – Gallington’s adopted hometown. Mainly Drinks’ interior is warm and intimate. The walls are adorned with local artists’ works from Art Walk by the Bay and wine bottles. “We are unique in many ways and one of those unique features is our ‘wall of wine’ which holds 756 bottles,” Gallington said. “We also have temperature controlled storage for another 400 bottles.” The large and eclectic selection of wines can be purchased by the glass, the bottle, or to take home. Gallington and her staff can assist in finding the perfect wine for you. Mainly Drinks also has more than 40 varieties of craft and micro-brewed beers not easily found anywhere else and three brands of non-alcoholic beers, too. Every Thursday, Gallington guests ex-
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plore the world of wine and beer with complimentary wine and beer tastings. The
menu and presentation. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. “Our menu is varied, bold, and delicious,” said Gallington. “Drop in and enjoy a wonderful meal and a bottle of wine… or a cup of coffee.” Mainly Drinks features ultra-premium coffees roasted in small batches by a local roaster. The coffee is delicious and prepared to order. Also available are loose-leaf teas from chai to Earl Grey to flavored greens which complement the coffee for those days when a perfectly brewed cup of tea sounds right. Relax in the pet-friendly courtyard under the umbrellas and enjoy the delightful breeze.
tastings begin at 5 p.m. and typically include two white wines, two red wines, and two beers. But the choices may include Gallington’s “new favorites” or even a seasonal kind; for instance, a fun holiday spiced wine from the oldest winery in America. Also, there is a 10% discount on the “tasting bottles” if purchased the same night. Join Mainly Drinks for lunch or dinner and enjoy a meal prepared by Executive Chef Robert Hicks. Upon his arrival in October 2011, the former coffee and wine bar evolved into a full-service restaurant. Chef Hicks uses his 20-plus years of dining experience and brings talent, creativity, and a passion for food that is fully evident in his
For entertainment, the venue showcases local live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 8 to 11 p.m. and has added an “unplugged” set by Chris Elliot on Fridays during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Customer satisfaction and appreciation is important to the staff at Mainly Drinks. To say thank you to their faithful friends and guests, they offer a points based rewards program called “Mainly Drinks Perks.” Join and get a $10 gift certificate mailed to you immediately! Mainly Drinks offers gift certificates and gift baskets of wine, beer, coffee, tea, or a combination for all occasions. For more information on Art Walk by The Bay or information on holding an event at Mainly Drinks, visit www.MainlyDrinks.com or call 281-867-1700.
Happy second anniversary to Mainly Drinks! While the official date is August 18, they will be celebrating two tremendous years of doing business in La Porte throughout the entire month of August. The specials will follow the theme of “Everything in Twos” like 2-for-1’s, gift cards, and the like. Follow Mainly Drinks on Facebook and Twitter to hear what the day’s promotion will be. Mark your calendar for the Wild Game Dinner on Wednesday, August 28. “Come in and become part of our success at Mainly Drinks,” said owner Deb Gallington. “We look forward to making your experience here wonderful.”
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A new wave of rich, hand-crafted brews full of flavor, personality & creativity
uly was a great month for Texas’ “most spirited” craft brewery. We enjoyed more national exposure as the Discovery Channel re-aired the King Of The Grill reality TV show and the Galactic Guys apparently made a quick visual “appearance” on the E! network’s The Soap as host Joel McHale poked a little fun at the show. Houston-based Drink of Ages radio show on NEWS 92 FM invited the guys into the studio, and the brewery also made the front page of a Sunday (July 7) edition of the Galveston Daily News. But the most rewarding July experience was Galactic Coast Brewing’s first appearance inside the Houston loop at the HOUSTON SUMMER Houston Summer Brew-Off held at Hughes Hanger and beneBREW-OFF benefiting fited Homes For Our Troops. When we agreed to participate, Homes For Our Troops we didn't know it was a competition. We were sold on the charity it was benefiting – and that is what really matters. But there was an official score kept, and all the unbelievably positive feedback and people telling us they voted for us felt great! We are gratified to report our Sneaky Blonde placed 3rd out of the 24 commercial beers in the competition and the Rocket Ride finished 8th (of 24). Overall, out of the 12 breweries competing, Galactic Coast Brewing finished 2nd in total votes, just behind our new friends at Lone Pint. The other amazing and talented breweries that supported the troops by competing included Wasatch, Saint Arnold, No Label, Southern Star, Karbach, Fort Bend, Buffalo Bayou, Rahr & Sons, Shiner and Live Oak. But the real winner was Homes For Our Troops (learn more at https://www.hfotusa.org/) and all the beer enthusiasts who came out to enjoy possibly the greatest selection of Texas craft beer ever available in the Houston area at a single event. Cheers!
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