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MEDITERRANEO MARKET & CAFÉ Your World Cup Headquarters offering flavors from around the globe By Rhonda Meredith

with the right combination of spices so the flavor is distinct for that food.”

Mediterraneo Market & Café, at 18033 Upper Bay Rd. in Nassau Bay, is your viewing spot for the FIFA World Cup this month.

Kotb credits his wife Sonia for the high-quality of the food served at Mediterraneo. He says the love and care she puts into the family’s traditional recipes is the same whether she is in her home or in the kitchen at Mediterraneo. And as of August 2013, Sonia’s fabulous dishes are being served on the Upper Eastside of Miami where daughter Yasmine opened Mina's Mediterraneo, an intimate and modern Mediterranean eatery offering their family recipes.

The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world with 32 teams and approximately 735 players heading to Brazil to win this prestigious title. It's also the world's most widely viewed sporting event; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany; and the 2010 event in South Africa was broadcast to 204 countries on 245 different channels.

Mediterraneo uses spices, herbs, olive oil, sea salt, red wine, herbal teas and chamomile and pomegranate drinks to promote healthy eating. Spices and herbs are an important part to the overall Mediterranean diet and have medicinal properties and therapeutic effects. - Continued on Page 15

Watch all the World Cup games at Mediterraneo from June 12 until July 13 – that’s two to three games a day with tasty food and great camaraderie alongside other sports fans. “It’s like a community center in a sense,” owner Magdy Kotb says. Mediterraneo crosses borders to unite cultures. For the past 15 years, Mediterraneo has served the best dishes from more than 20 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, with a bit of American fare, from the heart to the table. The café opens at 9 a.m., Mondays through Saturdays to serve coffee and pastries. At lunch and dinnertime, Mediterraneo is filled with laughter and banter, as well the sound of dishes being set on the tables. One quick glance and it’s easy to see why you would like to sample many items on the menu. One taste, and it’s even easier to understand why it’s so easy to fall in love with the food. “Mediterraneo serves authentic food based on the traditions and cultures of the Mediterranean countries," said Kotb. “The secret to serving quality food is that it tastes good from within. All fresh meat, fish, and poultry each has to be marinated

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Thai Stellar opens in Webster By Rhonda Meredith Thai Stellar is an authentic Thai restaurant with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation in Thailand for more than 85 years. Established earlier this year, the restaurant, located at 803 NASA Parkway (next to Big Texas) in Webster, serves a wide range of Thai food from the Northern, Southern, and Northeastern variety on their menu. Back in Thailand, the original Thai Stellar was first in business in 1925 and is a well-known family restaurant in the Korat Province that is still there today. Four other locations opened in nearby cities Saraburi, Khon Kaen, Lopburi, and Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Thai Stellar guarantees you'll have a good, fresh dish for lunch or dinner with real Thai taste that you won’t get from anywhere else. Take a look at some of the items on the menu. The appetizer list has something for everyone. The “Cry of Tiger” (grilled steak served with spicy sauce), “Pau Pia Taud” (eggrolls with minced pork, glass noodles, shredded cabbage and carrots, fried and served with a pineapple dipping sauce), “Tou Hoo Taud” (crispy tofu deep fried and served with ground peanuts in sweet sauce), “Taud Mun Pla” (fish cakes), “Hoi Maleng Poo Hob” (stir fried mussels), “Thai Dumplings,” and “Chicken Satay.” The salad options include ground pork, calamari, seafood, shrimp, papaya, and Thai slaw (vegetarian) variations. There are plenty of soups to choose from as well. The “Tom Yum” (a spicy lemongrass soup with mushroom and smoked

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chili with chicken or shrimp), “Tom Yum Po Tak” (seafood in spicy sour, lemongrass and Thai herbs), “Tom Kha Gai” (a chicken soup with mushrooms, coconut milk, and galangal), “Gaeng Jud Tou Hoo” (a clear soup with vegetables, scallions, glass noodles), and “Wonton Soup” (Thai style wonton in clear soup with roasted pork and shredded cabbage). The fried rice and stir-fried noodles are Thai Stellar’s specialties and are made fresh daily. Enjoy plain, or with chicken, pork, beef, tofu, vegetable, shrimp, scallops, or squid, or opt for a combination. Try the “Pineapple Fried Rice” (a creation of fried rice and a pineapple stir fry including raisins, carrot, cashews, onion, tomatoes and scallions with egg). Thai Stellar’s most popular dish is “Pad Thai” (rice noodles stir fried with eggs, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, carrots, and scallions topped with crushed peanuts). Other customer favorites are the “Drunken Noodles” (soft wide noodles with bamboo, mixed vegetables, eggs, and basil stir fried in a fresh chili sauce), “Pad See-ew” (soft wide noodles with carrots, broccoli, eggs stir fried in a black sauce), “Cellophane Noodles” (noodles stir fried with eggs and mixed vegetables), and the “Lad Na” (stir-fried wide noodles topped with broccoli and carrots with in a brown gravy sauce). - Continued on Page 13

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THAI STELLAR Continued From Page 10 Customize your entrée by selecting meat, seafood, tofu or vegetables to go along with “Thai Basil,” “Smoked Chili,” or other stir fry variations (fresh ginger, snow pea, cabbage or asparagus). Thai Stellar is B.Y.O.B. Anticipate a dessert of mango with sticky sweet rice, a crispy fried banana with ice cream, or Thai tapioca to complete your meal.

Give the Grill a Break, and Let us Cook for Dad!

Dad enjoys a free dessert on Father’s Day!

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CLEAR LAKE - NORTH 1. Luna Restaurant (Hilton) 2. Valdo’s 3. Chelsea Wine Bar 4. Boondoggles 5. Villa Capri 6. Sam’s Boat 7. Turtle Club 8. Cabo 9. Pier Eight Seafood 10. Outriggers

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p.m. and live entertainment from local musicians Mickey Hobbs, Jeff Lopez and Jando on the corner stage. It’s a perfect opportunity to relax with a domestic or imported beer or choose a red wine from California, Greece, Chile, Italy, Spain, Argentina or Croatia.

It’s one of the keys to an American Medical Association-approved diet for a healthy heart. Your order is made fresh on an open fire grill without a greasy texture or baked. Not much on the menu is fried. “You will not feel heavy after one of our meals,” says Kotb. Enjoy gyros, falafel, hummus, paella kabobs, moussaka, grape leaves, pasta with shrimp, pesto, bolognese, pesto or primavera. Two worthy mentions on the specialty menu are the Lamb Tagine (with apricots, prunes, chickpeas, carrots and potatoes) and the Chicken Tagine (chicken thighs with lemons, green olives, carrots and potatoes). Each is served with couscous made with herbs, dried fruits and nuts and comes with harissa hot sauce. The Kotbs fell in love with the Bay Area after visiting family here in the 1970s. It wasn’t too long after that they decided to immigrate to the United States from Egypt. “Egypt is a melting pot of all cultures. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe is the natural combination of cultures,” says Kotb. “It is a good mix of relationships; and our menu offers a variety for everyone.” Mediterraneo is open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Stop in for a tempting dessert such as baklava, tiramisu, or a dark chocolate tart with an almond crust with a cup of Segafredo coffee. Or on Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy the belly dancers performing at 7 and 8

Not far from the deli and beyond the seating area is Mediterraneo’s convenience store that is stocked full of authentic imported Mediterranean foods like teas, wine, jam, beans, crackers, grape leaves, spices, falafel, tabouli and hummus mixes. In between the deli and convenience store is a treasure trove of stuffed olives, candies, chocolates, and snacks for purchase. Snacks include nuts, Jordan almonds, hazelnuts, dried apricots, prunes and dates. “We want our customers to all be satisfied,” says Kotb. “Relationships are the key to any business and directly relational to the quality of your life. So, come in, sit down, and enjoy a conversation with family and friends. Your visit is our pleasure.”

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“TOUR OF DUTY,” League City Chamber’s Men Who Cook takes place July 10 at the South Shore Harbour Resort The 12th Annual Men Who Cook is set for July 10 at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. This year the theme is “Tour of Duty” which is in reference to the heroic men and women we salute for their service to our country. All military personnel in uniform are free of charge. Come enjoy the fine foods prepared by 40-plus chefs including appetizers, entrees and desserts. The evening events will include the Parade of Chefs, Color Guard ceremonies, the Texas Military Wall, the Missing Soldiers memorial, music by the sounds of DJ Mark, dancing, silent auction, cash bar and all the food you could eat in one fun evening. Tickets can be purchased at the League City Chamber of Commerce located at 217 East Main, League City or at LeagueCityChamber.com. The League City Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting chefs wanting to participate. Interested parties, please call 281-3387339 for details (no fees to be a chef). The event is open to the League City Chamber of Commerce investors and the general public. The event tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $35 for Non-Chamber members. Active duty military personnel get free admission with valid ID.

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ART June 19: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location, for more info, email info@lakeviewquiltersguild.org, www.lakeviewquiltersguild.org June 21: Houston We Have Art! Space City Art Walk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Upper Bay Frame & Gallery Art Stroll between Art Studios, 2045 Space Park Dr. and Upper Frame & Gallery in Nassau Village Center, Nassau Bay, 281-543-0083

June 9 – July 13: Under the Black Flag, Session 1,Youth Apprentice Program, Call to Register, Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-3355228, www.clearcountrycreektheatre.org

PHOTOGRAPHY June 19: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393 president@bayareaphotoclub.org, www.bayareaphotoclub.org

CHILDREN’S ART Library Story Times for Children

Evelyn Meador Library (PreK): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook.

July 11 & 12: Christmas in July Arts, Crafts & Antique Market, Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Benefitting the “Precinct2gether” Programs, Free to the public, Bay Area Community Center, 5002 E. NASA Parkway, Clear Lake Park. For more info call 281326-2955.

MUSIC June 9-13: School of Rock Session 1, Session 2 June 23-27, 1020 W. NASA Parkway, #146, Webster, 281-21U-ROCK June 12: A Night of Elvis, Elvis Tribute with Vince King, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Concert. Reservations accepted, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com

Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning,, also classes forming now, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net

June 14 & 28: Free Concert at Saengerfest Park, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Strand & 23rd St. Galveston, www.galveston.com

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.. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906, www.hcpl.net

June 21: Bay Area Bluegrass Show, Prairie Fire, Pausitive Band and Cypress Creek in Concert, 7:00 p.m. Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W. West, League City, 281-488-2244, baba.org

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

June 28: The Blind Boys of Alabama in Concert, 8:00 p.m., The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-763-7173, thegrand.com

THEATRE June 6 – June 22: Don’t Dress for Dinner, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 2:30 p.m., Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy. 3, Dickinson, 281-337-7469, www.harbourplayhouse.org June 7: Free Movie at Saengerfest Park, 7:00 p.m. Stand & 23rd, Galveston, galveston.com

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

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

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Every Saturday Breakfast on Bayou 8 a.m. Ages 5 to adult, Nature Tour Third Sundays, Noon, Reservations required on events, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, lunarrendevous.org. Butler Longhorn Museum: 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston, www.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 9a.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, 409643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm To be in The SCENE Arts Calendar email dominotaylor@yahoo.com

Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m.

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They have landed at 2045 Space Park Drive, the art hub of Nassau Bay. On Saturday, June 21 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. is the Houston we have Art Walk. The NASA community has space and art coming together every 3rd Saturday of the month with art exhibits from amazing artisans, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics and crafts plus found and eco art. There will be lots of fun, food and wine and the events will have exciting guests, such as astronauts and musicians, authors, poets, along with art classes for children, gourmet food trucks and interactive art projects. The Art Walk will also support our local charities by donating proceeds of our arts to the community. Compassionate Friends will have rescue pets available for adoption and furry family members are always welcome at this free event. Call Kelly Halbach at 281-543-0083 for any additional information.

East Beach will be rocking the party this summer with free concerts. The East Beach entertainment stage for Bands on the Beach is presented by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event will feature local bands held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sundays through September 7. For more information about East Beach and the island’s other public beach parks, visit www.galvestonbeachinfo.com. The Tree Sculpture Tour is another fun freebie. After Hurricane Ike, optimistic island residents worked with area sculptors to transform damaged oak trees into breathtaking tree sculptures that are now the focus of the Galveston Tree Sculptures Tour. The sculptures are tucked into gardens and nestled in side yards throughout the island’s East End Historic District for the public to enjoy and find. To download a brochure for this free tour, visit www.galveston.com/treesculptures.

The Galveston ArtWalk has entertained tourists and locals free for 20 years. The next two events are June 7 and July 12 and then held every six week. ArtWalk is a free event where Galveston’s downtown art galleries open their doors to the public for an evening of art viewing, live entertainment and refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. The Galveston Arts Center hosts this event through November. For a schedule, visit www.galveston.com/artwalk.

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Free Movie Night and Free Concerts at Galveston’s Strand District is a fun summer event for all, with family friendly movies and concerts this summer. Movie Night on The Strand will take place at 7 p.m. June 7 and every first Saturday of the month at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets. June 14 and June 28 and every 2nd and 4th Saturdays are free live concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. in Saengerfest Park. Both events are held through October.

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Carla Gauthier’s water color paintings come alive with light and shadow. Looking more like candid snapshots, her paintings are far from ordinary watercolor. With the strokes of her brush, Gauthier creates such intimate details much like a photographer captures an unknowing subject. Her unique watercolor technique has garnered her local and regional recognition as well as many outstanding awards from the National Watercolor Society, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Watercolor Art Society of Houston – all of which she is also a member. Canadian born Gauthier has lived in the Bay Area for more than 20 years. She is an alumna of The Art Alliance at Clear Lake and has been teaching at Clear Lake Intermediate. Gauthier has an educational background in traditional drawing and printmaking. She became interested in painting, but she said one of her three children had asthma and painting with oils produced too many fumes. She explained, “Watercolor is cleaner and something I could walk away from. It’s on paper and more portable.” Gauthier said there were not as many college level courses for watercolor. “I was more self-taught on the side lines,” said Gauthier. She stated that she travelled to workshops to learn from artists “at the top of their game.” Her style didn’t fit the look of watercolor. “It’s more dark and heavy,” she added. Gauthier shared “It’s not what I was necessarily taught, but what I like. It’s just the way I work.” She said she now uses only three to five colors per painting as opposed to the once colorful works she used to paint. “I pared down colors. They got in the way. I push the texture and sacrifice to get values I want – not the typical style,” stated Gauthier. She said she did not have the luxury of going to the beach to paint like so many watercolor artists. She painted mostly from photographs in studio because of her kids. Gauthier joked, “The worse the photo, the better the painting.” She said, “I was not a good photographer. I remember what I see: The light infused with what I thought I saw.” Gauthier told that the photos and paintings don’t always match. “I start at one place and follow a different path,” she said. Gauthier stated she is trying to be more focused, “but I go in lots of directions.” She said architecture has always been a big influence in her work. While living in Belgium for two years, Gauthier said she was lucky enough to travel and take lots of photos of old architecture and workmanship. “It connects me to lots of paintings,” said Gauthier. “The value of craftsmanship amazed me and stopped me in my tracks.” She added that she is intrigued by bright light on architecture. She told she once photographed the same door two different times. The first time was in the fall, and it was dark and she never painted it; and the second picture was taken during spring time. Gauthier said, “It was bright so I painted it and realized it was the same door years later. I brought it to life.” To view more of Gauthier’s watercolors visit http://carlagauthier.com. Gauthier works are also available at Upper Bay Frame and Gallery in Nassau Bay.

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Your ACTION GUIDE Get out and do something! Now! • Be Active!

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Explosive Routine maximizes weekly workouts Howdy my Meathead Minions! It's already a Jubilicious June! This month I'm going to hit on HIIT! High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT is a technique that's been around for quite some time and has been gaining popularity over the past couple years. HIIT is the full term for what people commonly call Interval Training. You've probably even seen a setting for it on some newer treadmills, but what does it mean? It's pretty simple. By using a short span of high intensity spurts of activity interspersed with your normal pacing of exercise you can shock the muscles into gaining strength, speed and burning calories at a higher rate. Most common applications of HIIT are sprints. You'll see people lift a few sets then go hit the treadmill and run like the IRS is after them! Another way to get the effect is every third or fourth set take your weight to 60% of your one rep max and rep out until muscle failure. A third option would be to incorporate a ballistic component for a set after several standard sets. This could be anything from high jumps, box jumps, skipping rope, or medicine ball/kettle bell explosive motions. These techniques all qualify as HIIT. The key to being successful

with HIIT is to keep moving after you hit the high end. Get immediately back into the regular pacing. HIIT works two ways: First, by increasing effort explosively, you will Fitness Columnist encourage release Rick Hunter of Human Growth Hormone into your system to accommodate the increased stress to your system. This release will be used to improve the muscle strength and potentially increase protein synthesis (muscle growth). Secondly, by getting your heart rate up dramatically during your workout, you increase EPOC, which is Excessive Postexercise Oxygen Consumption. In training circles we commonly call this the Afterburn, where for several hours after exercise you will use oxygen at a much higher rate than normal, thereby increasing the amount of calories your body to burn more calories during that period. This phase can last from four to 48 hours, depending on your intensity. Like any fitness program HIIT can be used to break a plateau in your

progress. Most trainers would recommend against using it as your routine since it can be somewhat stressful to the body and lead to overtraining injuries. HIIT is best kept as a change up from routine, not the routine itself. Using it once a week can help you attain your goals safely and keep your workouts from getting boring! So get out there and go explosive to keep those results you've worked so hard for, but always, always remember to GET IN THE GYM! -----------------------------Rick Hunter is a personal trainer and founder of founder of MEathead's Fitness. After being an Occupational Therapy practitioner for 10 years, Rick decided to turn his focus into the preventative side of medicine. Since 2001, he has helped transform lives in various settings and worked with various athletes ranging from wanting to look better in clothes to figure/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 713-459-3427 or on Facebook.

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Upcoming Fitness Events Sat., June 7, 2014 Coasting the Coast Series- Galveston East Beach Pavilion 1923 Boddeker Road Galveston, TX 77550 Sat., June 14, 2014 GLOW 5K Freedom Park 3105 N Downing St, Angleton, TX 77515

Fri., July 4, 2014 24th Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile Run 511 S. Whiting Street, Baytown Texas 77520 Sat., July 19, 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Honeywell Fun Run Space Center Houston 1601 NASA Pkwy Houston, TX 77058

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Weekends on the Water

A Special Guide To CLEAR LAKE & GALVESTON About the Clear Lake/Bay Area: Located midway between the skyscrapers of Houston and the beaches of Galveston, the NASA, Clear Lake/Bay Area is a unique area featuring the home of manned space flight and the third largest boating market in the nation. Although big city excitement and island beaches are each just minutes away, the Clear Lake/Bay Area has been described as the “Jewel of Houston” and is full of attractions of its own.

the Johnson Space Center, where our nation's astronauts are trained and each manned space flight is monitored. The facility offers an official visitors center, better known as Space Center Houston. This area is also home to a surprisingly high number of quality restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs – including many In addition to the area’s natural beauty, overlooking the water and accessible via boat. technology and history are woven together at Clear Lake is also a live music lover’s paradise with more than 40 venus offering live performances on a regular basis. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is also geared toward families with a number of amusement parks, game facilities and family festivals. $12 million complex for the Shuttle and 747 Carrier is coming to Space Center Houston

Boating activities and water recreation provide hours of fun and relaxation in the presence of the water's natural beauty. Surrounded by water, the land is fertile and offers lush foliage including many evergreen trees and plants.

The SCENE is the official guide to the Clear Lake, Bay Area and Galveston Entertainment Districts. Look for our special Convention & Visitors Bureau racks in hotels and visitors centers.


The Margarita Returns Home to Galveston for

TEXAS TEQUILA & MARGARITA FESTIVAL at Moody Gardens • Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15 It has been long rumored that the first margarita was made in Galveston at the historic and legendary Balinese Room. The discussion heats up as Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival organizers are preparing for an explosive weekend of tequila tastings, margarita samplings, great food, and music as this “Texas sized” festival rolls in to Galveston June 13-15, 2014. This year’s festival, at Moody Gardens, will feature an epic gathering of the world’s best tequilas alongside some of the region’s best restaurants competing for title of “Best Margarita”. The festival weekend is comprised of four anchor events, “Tequila Herradura Social”, “Tour de Tequila”, “Margarita Grand Tasting”, and a “Little Mexico” inspired outdoor festival. The Friday night event, “The Social Presented by Tequila Herradura”, brings together industry professionals and weekend festival goers for an evening of sipping on specialty tequila cocktails, a delectable “create your own” taco bar, and live music. Moody Gardens “Bands on Sand” and fireworks over the bay round out the kickoff to the weekend festivities! Saturday is action packed starting with “Tour de Tequila” in Expo A at the Moody Gardens Convention Center (1pm-4pm). Some of the world’s best tequilas come together to present their various styles of tequila alongside restaurants showing the public the dynamic fusion of pairing food and tequila together. At 3:00pm the doors open in Expo B & C for the “Margarita Grand Tasting”. 40 restaurants, businesses, and individual teams compete for “Best Margarita” in their categories. A preselected judging panel will award “Best Margarita” based on style, taste, and presentation. A “People’s Choice” award will be given to the restaurant or individual that receives the most votes cast by visitors at the event. During the “People’s Choice”, visitors will be able to vote with their dollar and 100% of the money collected will go directly to Friday Harbour charity. Don’t let the sun go down without strolling to the Oleander Bowl at Moody Gardens for the Outdoor Festival presented by Dos-A-Rita. Intentionally created to feel like a passport to a street fair with a “Little Mexico” flair! This area offers a distinctive shopping experience, fashioned after a traditional Mexican village, a live music stage with the sounds of Latin, Blues, Country, and Rock music. Various flavors of margaritas will be offered, all the fan favorite Mexican foods, alongside traditional festival staples from sausage on a stick to funnel cakes! Gates for the outdoor festival are noon10pm. Texans love their “Tex-Mex” and this festival delivers with its charity Fajita Cook-Off benefitting Friday Harbour & Galveston County Fair & Rodeo. Teams will compete for best

FESTIVAL EVENTS Fri., June 13 (6-10pm)

MARGARITA SOCIAL Poolside Terrace Sat., June 14 (1-4pm)

TOUR DE TEQUILA Moody Gardens Expo C Sat., June 14 (3-6pm)

MARGARITA GRAND TASTING Moody Gardens Expo A/B Sat., June 14 (noon-10pm)

OUTDOOR MARGARITA FEST Oleander Bowl Sat., June 14 (noon-2am)

EL JIAMADOR SPORTS LOUNGE Garden Clay Sun., June 15 (11am-2pm)

FATHER’S DAY SOUTH

OF BORDER BRUNCH Floral Hall fajitas in both the chicken and beef categories. Sunday rounds out the weekend and the festival closes with a “South of the Border” brunch at Moody Gardens Hotel. Guests will have the opportunity to sip Micheladas and Bloody Marias while dining on traditional style Mexican foods. Tickets are available at www.texasmargaritafestival.com. Friday Harbour and the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo have been selected as the charity partner’s for the event. Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival is made possible through the generous support of sponsors such as Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, Dos-A-Rita, Dienst Distributing, Dos Equis, and all of the participating restaurants, vendors, and tequila brands.


Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing at the

Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 2300 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, Texas

Di Amici Upscale Events

Purchase tickets at www.LunarRendezvous.org Dinner & Open Bar $75 | Court Members $50

Special thank you to Texas Bank for underwriting this event. Valet Parking Provided by Norman Frede Chevrolet.


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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.

1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100

• www.spacecenter.org

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6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS

10. ELLINGTON FIELD

14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

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7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR

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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

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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

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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. RAILEAN DISTILLERY 341 5th Street (San Leon). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-545-2742 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

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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


TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE turns Clear Lake into a top High-Performance Boating, Biking & Car Destination

The 7th Annual TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE: June 19, 20, 21, 22 The 2014 Texas Outlaw Challenge promises to be bigger, better and feature the most horsepower yet. Paul Robinson – the primary organizer behind this event that is already considered the biggest of its kind in Texas – has added new features in 2014. Returning this year is the two-day Gunslinger Poker Run, the GPS Outlaw Shootout, the Stampede Street Party, the Miss Outlaw Bikini Contest, the Outlaw Corral and last year’s new addition, the Steel Horse Stampede custom bike show and contest. New this year is the High Horsepower Dock Party at the Turtle Club and the Red-Eye Round-up Brunch at Jackie’s Brickhouse. Both events demonstrate this year’s change to include more local venues to host events. The Miss Outlaw Bikini Contest is moving to Club Cabo and the Stampede Street Party will be held on 6th Street in Kemah between popular venues Skallywag Suds-n-Grub, Bakkhus Taverna, Monkey Bar and Palapas. The Texas Outlaw Challenge was one of the first poker run events to incorporate a separate top-speed (GPS Outlaw) shootout as one of its activities for interested participants. This out-of-the-box thinking by the organizers takes the pressure off for big-speed exhibitions during the poker run in favor of saving the highest-speed racing for a controlled course maximiumizing saftey and offering great spectator views. Learn more about the event at www.TexasOutlawChallenge.com.

ABOVE: Former Houston Texan Mario Williams takes his new 446 Catamaran “Big Bad Wolf” for spin in Galveston Bay. Williams took delivery of his new boat from Marine Technology Inc. at last year’s Texas Outlaw Challenge.


Baytown’s Pirates Bay Waterpark – Fun for the Family Pirates Bay Water Park, located at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex, 5300 East Road in Baytown, is a Caribbean-themed, 4-acre water park. Operated by the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department, the family-friendly resort-styled park opened the summer of 2010. Pirates Bay features attractions for everyone with two Beach-style, “zero–entry” pools, a large active and colorful Pirate themed water play center complete with a large dumping bucket and an awesome array of spray nozzles, tot slides, and water guns, a 671 foot long lazy river and two large slide towers. Tower activities include fun for both the little ones and daredevils with everything from run-out slides to racing tubes. Beach-style, “zero–entry” pools (gradually sloping from the deck into the water, becoming deeper with each step, in the manner of a natural beach) is ideal for older people or families with young children. The feature attraction is the Flowrider surfing machine. The Flowrider provides an endless moving mountain of water with all the excitement of ocean surfing that challenges all who enter. Surfer boys and girls can ride the waves with an audience, as there is always a crowd watching. New for 2014 is a wave pool, two new slides and a concession area. The park also features a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small rectangular pool for lap swimming and programs such as swim lessons, and water volleyball. A concession stand will provide tasty burgers and other snacks; and covered picnic areas invite visitors to rest between activities. An air conditioned meeting room will be available yearround for rentals for family reunions and company outings. The park also offers five party tents and two large pavilions available for rentals for birthday parties or family get-togethers. Visitors enjoy free tubes, free parking and are welcome to bring coolers, provided no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages are brought onsite. The 2014 aquatic season for Pirates Bay began in May. The season will end on Sunday, August 24. However, the park will re-open for Labor Day weekend August 30 through September 1. The schedule will be dependent on weather after Labor Day. Pirate's Bay is open daily June through August from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for persons taller than 48 inches; $15 for those below 48 inches. Group rates and Season Passes are available for individuals and families as well. Please visit www.baytown.org/piratesbay for updates and more information, or call Pirates Bay Waterpark at 281-422-1150. Tickets can be purchased online or at the park.


Bakkhus Taverna

Mamacita’s

Skallywag

The Herb Cafe

Scout Bar

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Where To EAT & DRINK T-bone Tom’s

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1. 146 Roadhouse ............................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 2. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge..................15210 Hwy 3 3. Aspens................817 Clear Lake Rd. (Clear Lake Shores) 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. 8. Big Shots ..........................................11500 Space Center 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) 18. Caps and Corks ..........500 Baybrook Mall in Food Court 17. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 10. Center Court Pizza & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 19. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar ..3202 Marina Bay Dr 23. Coastal Crossing Grill ......113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 24. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 25. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 26. Cuisine of India ................................1212 Nasa Parkway 27. Cullen’s............................................11500 Space Center 28. D Bar 937......................937 Dixie Farm Road (Houston) 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)

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41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 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 (Hwy 146) 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. Midnite Slice ..............................1605 2nd St, Seabrook 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)

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Sunday, June 22

RED GARTER SALOON DANCE HALL PARTY

RED-EYE ROUND-UP BRUNCH

Jackie’s Brickhouse 8PM to Midnight

Jackie’s Brickhouse 9AM to Noon

STAMPEDE STREET PARTY

Friday, June 20

MISS OUTLAW Kemah Lighthouse BIKINI CONTEST

HIGH HORSEPOWER DOCK PARTY

District (6th Street) 8PM to Midnight

CABO Club 10PM to 2AM

Lance’s Turtle Club 10PM to 2AM


The SCENE SAILING TEAM off to a strong start in J/24 Season Championship Defense

Local veteran sailor Stuart Lindow and his crew in the J/24 sailboat “Tropical Aggression” have started the 2014 season in strong fashion having won seven of the first nine races of the season in the popular J/24 class. Sponsoring The SCENE Sailing Team in 2014 is Carefree Boat Club, Galactic Coast Brewing, Bay Area Media Services and Vacuum Truck Rentals. Come out and cheer them on!

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Read the STATE OF THE RACES column by Scott Tuma, Wednesday Night Races Principal Race Officer from March’s issue online at our site:

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Lakewood Yacht Club’s Shoe Race Perpetual Trophy goes to J/22 racer Vincent Ruder The overall winner of the 2014 Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club was claimed by J/22 racer Vincent Ruder, a liveaboard with wife Janet on a 33’ Hunter berthed at the Kemah Boardwalk Marina. Held over the weekend of May 17 and 18 on Galveston Bay, the regatta had nine classes with 44 boats participating. The Awards Ceremony took place in Lakewood’s ballroom late Sun. afternoon, May 18.

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Catalina 22 Nationals June 22-26 • Galv. Bay

“Being named the overall winner was a complete shock and surprise to me,” related Ruder. “The thought about that happening never entered my mind.” The Shoe Regatta Perpetual Trophy is given to the winner of the most competitive class of spinnaker classes sailing windward/leeward courses with at least 5 entrants. Ruder’s crew was wife Janet at the foredeck, who was responsible for getting him into racing in the first place, and Brant Keopke, his trimmer, who is very active in the J/22 class in the area and district. “He deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the success we’ve been experiencing on the boat this season,” explained Ruder. “Not only does he trim sails, but he guides me around the course. I just steer the thing and try to keep it going fast.”

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LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511 "Lakewood Yacht Club's Commodore Tom Collier (left) presented the Perpetual Trophy for the 2014 Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta to the overall winner Vincent Ruder and wife Janet during the Awards Ceremony. Pictured next to Collier are Vincent Ruder, Shoe Regatta Chairman Dwight Bengtson, Janet Ruder and crew member Brant Keopke. Ruder's J/22 was in the most competitive class of spinnaker classes sailing windward/leeward courses with at least five entrants."

Skipper and crew had decided to approach the Shoe Regatta with a little more seriousness than they would for some of the other racing events in the area. Keopke has a philosophy of “racing the

course” versus racing the other competitors. “Focus turns to Mother Nature and we concentrate on getting around the course as quickly as possible. Putting ourselves in the most favorable wind and water conditions at all times seems to be working,” Ruder added.

LYC to host 4th Hatteras Yacht Rendezvous Lakewood Yacht Club Fleet Captain Jim Winton has announced that the club will host the fourth Hatteras Rendezvous over Thurs., June 26 – Sun., June 29. “We are very pleased to once again host this fun event for all Hatteras owners around the Gulf Coast. One does not need to be a Lakewood member in order to participate,” Winton stated. “The Hatteras Rendezvous Committee consisting of Lesley Hurley and Asa Lockhart has been diligently working for the last few months on a variety of activities for the weekend.” The evening of June 26 will begin with an informal gathering for early arrivals in the Inner Harbor. On Fri., June 27 there will be a buffet and band with dancing by the swimming pool. The next day, Sat., June 28, will feature a full array of informative seminars on topics of interest to Hatteras owners followed by a Hatteras Rendezvous Fashion Show sponsored by West Marine’s flagship store in League City. All club members and their guests are invited to join the group in the lounge for this show. That night the Rendezvous Committee has arranged for a New Orleans style buffet with music by Bourbon Street, again, for everyone whether or not they are participating in the Ren-

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Rum Race 4 Sat., July 12 • Galveston Bay dezvous. Rounding out the weekend Rum Race 5 will be Lakewood’s Sunday ChamSat., July 19 • Galveston Bay pagne Brunch in the ballroom and Texas Race Week music by the pool. For non-LakeJuly 24-26 • Galveston Bay wood members participating in the Rendezvous with their Hatteras, a GALVESTON BAY CRUISING weekend wristband can be purASSOCIATION (GBCA) chased for $100 which covers Fri. night, Sat. Continental breakfast and light lunch along with the Sat. night dinner party. For those wishing only to attend the Sat. night festivities, the cost is $30 plus tax and gratuity per person. For registration information, please contact Lesley Hurley at lesleymlhurley@yahoo.com .


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Texas Beer Enthusiast - Craft Beer Venues THE

League City Craft Beer Venue

Webster Craft Beer Venue

El Lago Craft Beer Venue

Kemah Craft Beer Venue

CENTER COURT PIZZA & BREW

NOBI PUBLIC HOUSE

BOONDOGGLES

SKALLYWAG SUDS N’ GRUB

3202 Marina Bay Dr J, League City, TX

241 E. NASA Pkwy., Webster, TX

4106 NASA Road 1, El Lago, TX

600 6th St., Kemah, TX

Bacliff Craft Beer Venue

Pearland Craft Beer Venue

Seabrook Craft Beer Venue

BAYVIEW DUCK

KINGS BIERGARTEN

THE COCK & BULL

3131 Texas 146, Bacliff, TX

1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland, TX

3659 NASA Pkwy., Seabrook, TX

Webster Craft Beer Venue

Kemah Craft Beer Venue

Clear Lake Craft Beer Venue

UNION TAVERN

BAKKHUS TAVERNA

SHERLOCK’S BAKER ST.

435 El Dorado Blvd, Webster, TX

605 6th St. Kemah, TX

2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX

Alvin Craft Beer Venue

GORDON STREET TAVERN 114 N Gordon St., Alvin, TX

Southbelt Craft Beer Venue

SCOTTY’S PUB 10943 Scarsdale Blvd., Houston, TX

Galveston Island Craft Beer Venue

BREWS BROTHERS

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Texas Brewery List - Continued Twisted X Brewing

Real Ale Brewing Texas Big Beer Brewery

231 San Saba Ct. Blanco, TX 78606

Revolver Brewing 5650 Matlock Road Granbury, TX 76049

400 County Road 3136 Buna, TX 77612

Rogness Brewing

South Austin Brewing

2400 Patterson Industrial Pflugerville, TX 78660

415 E Saint Elmo, Unit 1D Austin TX 78745

Shannon Brewing

Spoetz (Shiner) Brewing

Thirsty Planet Brewing

818 N. Main Street Keller, TX 76248

603 East Brewery Street Shiner, TX 77984

11160 Circle Drive Austin, Texas 78736

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23455 W. RR 150 Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Wicked Beaver Brewery 10611 P.R. 1320, Unit 1 Wolfforth, TX 79382

Solid Rock Brewing 2214 Bee Creek Road Spicewood, TX 78669

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Boerne, Brewery Boerne, TX 78006


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Community Beer Anheuser-Busch

(512) Brewing

775 Gellhorn Drive Houston, TX 77029

407 Radam Ln Austin, TX 78745

Galactic Coast Brewing

1530 Inspiration Dr. Dallas, TX 75207

Hops & Grain 507 Calles Austin, TX 78702

1675 Dickinson Ave. Dickinson, TX 77539

Martin House Brewing 220 S. Sylvania Ave. 209 Fort Worth, TX 76111

Miller/Coors 7001 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76134

Adelbert's Brewery

Cornel’s Brewing

2314 Rutland Dr #100 Austin, TX 78758

13410 Hwy 105 Beaumont, TX 77713

8th Wonder Brewery 2202 Dallas St,. Houston, TX 77003

313 Edward St. Rowena, TX 76875

New Republic Brewing 11405 N. Dowling Rd., H College Station, TX 77845

New Braunfels Brewing Austin Beerworks

Huff Brewing Co.

3009 Industrial Terrace Austin, TX 78758

Deep Ellum 2823 St Louis Street Dallas, TX 75226

Buffalo Bayou Brewing

No Label Brewing

5301 Nolda St. Houston, TX 77007

5351-A 1st Street Katy, TX 77493

Independence Brewing

3401 W Hwy 90 Alpine, TX 79830

17105 Osburn Rd Montgomery, TX 77356

2000 Lyons Ave. Houston, TX 77020

9807 Koehn Rd. Bellville, TX 77418

180 W Mill St #100 New Braunfels, TX 78130

Big Bend Brewing 3913 Todd Lane #607 Austin, TX 78744

Pedernales Brewing 97 Hitchin Post Trail Fredericksburg, TX

Franconia Brewing

Saint Arnold Brewing Cycler's Brewing

Horny Toad Brewing

495 McKinney Parkway McKinney, Tx 75071

Branchline Brewing 3633 Metro Parkway San Antonio, TX

Infamous Brewing 4602 Weletka Dr. #200 Austin, TX 78734

Peticolas Brewing Co. 2026 Farrington St. Dallas, TX 75207

Southern Star Brewing 1207 N FM 3083 East Conroe, TX 77303

Fort Bend Brewing 13370 South Gessner Missouri City, TX 77489

Brazos Valley Brewing

FireWheel Brewing

201 W. First St. Breham, Texas 77833

2806 Lawing Ln. STE C Rowlett TX, 75088

Jester King 13005 Fitzhugh Rd. B Austin, TX 78736

Rahr & Sons Brewing 701 Galveston Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Texian Brewing Karbach Brewing 2032 Karbach Street Houston, TX 77092

1125 FM 359 Richmond, Texas 77406

Cedar Creek Brewery

Lakewood Brewing

244 E Cedar Creek Pkwy Seven Points, TX 75143

2302 Executive Drive Garland, TX 75041

Four Corners

Rabbit Hole Brewing

423 Singleton Blvd Dallas, TX 75212

Lone Pint

5 Stones Craft Brewing

507 Commerce Street Magnolia, TX 77355

850 Schneider Cibolo, TX 78108

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Circle Brewing Co.

Guadalupe Brewing

2340 W Braker Ln., St.e B Austin, TX 78758

1580 Wald Rd. Suite 1 New Braunfels, TX 78132

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Live Oak 3301-B East 5th Street Austin, Texas 78702

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Ranger Creek Brewing 4834 Whirlwind St. San Antonio, TX 78217


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Sherlock’s Inaugural BrewFest

Photos by Andy Eng & Betsey Ennis

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UPCOMING TEXAS BEER FESTIVALS Houston Beer Fest June 7 & 8, 2014 Sam Houston Park Houston, TX Best Little Brewfest June 21, 2014 Old Town Lewisville Lewisville, TX Lunar Rendezbrew XXI August 2, 2014 Bay Area Community Ctr. at Clear Lake Park Seabrook, TX Brewmasters Festival August 29-31, 2014 Moody Gardens Galveston, TX Texas Craft Brewers Fest September 27, 2014 Fiesta Gardens Park Austin, TX Big Brew Houston October 20-26, 2014 George R. Brown Ctr. Houston, TX

Seen by The SCENE:

“Brothers In Brew”

More pictures from Sherlock’s Inaugural BrewFest on page 39 & online at www.theSCENEmagazine.com


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TEXAS CRAFT BEER production a runaway gusher Lone Star state’s craft beer industry grew more than 17% in 2013 The Texas craft beer industry grew more than 17% in 2013 based on volume of craft beer produced, according to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the non-profit trade association for Texas craft brewers. Most impressive, Texas craft brewers producing less than 225,000 barrels of beer per year – nearly 100 of them – grew 44%. These strong growth numbers, as measured by production volume, demonstrate Texas consumers’ growing desire for high quality, locally produced beer, in the wide variety of styles and flavors that craft breweries actively offer.

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1890 ..13 2013 ..84 Beer production is measured in barrels – a quantity of beer equivalent to two standard kegs of beer, or about 55 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles or cans. Overall, Texas craft breweries brewed 833,191 barrels of craft beer in 2013, up from 708,338 in 2012, a growth rate of 17.63%. Texas breweries producing less than 225,000 barrels per year, however, were able to begin selling beer in their taprooms as of last summer, thanks to legislation passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature. These breweries and brewpubs brewed 265,958 barrels in 2013, up from 184,338 in 2012 – weighing in with a hefty 44.28% growth rate. Where previously these producers represented less than 1% of the beer consumed in Texas, their volume percentage now ticks upward, reaching 1.36% in 2013. Nationally, the craft beer market grew by 18% in 2013, according to the Brewers Association, the national trade association for craft brewers. Overall, craft beer brewers produced 15.6 million barrels of craft beer, giving Texas producers a 5.34% share of the national craft beer market.

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“The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is excited to see the continued strong growth of Texas craft beer,” says Charles Vallhonrat, Executive Director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. “Texas Craft Brewers Guild members brew 98.66% of the craft beer produced in Texas. They worked tirelessly in 2013 to keep Texas competitive with other states when it comes to the marketing and sale of craft beer.”

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“At the same time, they are maintaining high standards, offering outstanding, award-winning beers with exceptional quality and taste,” Vallhonrat continues. “The Guild highlights these beers every year at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival, where only Texas craft beer is offered and Texas fans always come out in force to support our vibrant craft beer community. It’s a great time to be a fan of Texas craft beer.”


Signature Drinks:

JACKIE B’S AT SUDIE’S SEAFOOD HOUSE DELTA DAWG – This frozen layered drink is perfect for summer. It is half margarita and half hurricane layered in between DeKuyper® Razzmatazz (a dark red liqueur flavored with ripe raspberries) at the bottom and topped with a melon liqueur float and a cherry garnish. Pair it with a grilled shrimp salad. COSMOPOLITAN – A classy drink that is made with vodka, a melon liqueur, lime and cranberry juices. All ingredients are shaken with ice and poured into a martini glass, then garnished with a lemon wedge. The refreshing flavors complement a “Fresh Catch Feature” at Sudie’s. Opt for the Mahi Magnolia, a lO-l2 ounce filet that is blackened or grilled and topped with sautéed shrimp, crabmeat, and mushrooms; and cooked in a white wine cheese sauce.

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281-338-5100 NASA E-CIGS • Continuned From Page 43 Nasa E-Cigs customer loyalty program rewards one free liquid after the purchase of 10 liquids. Value bags of liquids are available, too. Brenda Walker, owner and local resident, smoked her entire adult life until about two years ago when a friend introduced her to an e-cig. The rest of the story is common. Walker quit smoking traditional cigarettes. The testimonies at Nasa E-Cigs are abound as to people quitting traditional cigarettes after using an e-cig. But, officially an e-cig is not considered a smoking cessation

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product and has not been tested as such. They are considered recreational alternatives to cigarettes for people who still crave the sensation but do not want to be exposed to harmful carcinogens. Shop locally! Nasa E-Cigs is a member of the Clear Lake and League City chambers of commerce. They offer complimentary gift wrap and gift certificates for that special someone. For some, this may be the perfect Father’s Day gift! Shop Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. See their ad in this month’s issue for a coupon and check out their website for more information www.NasaE-cigs.com.

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NASA E-CIGS Bay Area’s Largest Inventory By Rhonda Meredith Nasa E-Cigs, located at 194 Gulf Freeway South in League City (in the Kroger Shopping Center) is a part of the electronic cigarette revolution. It’s a one-stop shop for a huge inventory of e-cigarettes, a large assortment of popular mods, a wide variety of accessories, and even replacement parts. The full-service store features products by Halo, V2, eGo, Vapor Couture, Vapor 4 Life, Volcano and Liquids By Terry. They stock variable voltage mod selections from iTaste, Kamry, Tesla, and Vamo. They also carry items from the “Made In The U.S.A.” Longhorn Vapor Co. out of Texas and Oklahoma. Nasa E-Cigs carries different types of e-cig kits ranging from basic, standard, and deluxe. All are refillable and stylish; and most have different colors available such as white, blue, pink, red, and multi-color. Technically the term is “vaping” instead of “smoking” and “e-cig” is the correct way to refer to an electronic cigarette. These no-offensive odor, no-smoke devices have gone from novelty conversation pieces, to finding their way in the hands of former tobacco users worldwide. The products are intended for use by persons 18 or older. A first-time visitor will experience cheerful banter in an open and bright area that has a tropical twist. The staff is very knowledgeable, and they don’t mind answering questions. One common query is “What are the differences between a traditional and an electronic cigarette?” For one thing, an e-cig is considered the healthier alternative. A traditional cigarette is made of tobacco leaves rolled in paper that burns to create smoke. The e-cig is made of metal, and the battery is designed to simulate the effects of smoking both in design and function. It heats up a flavored liquid to create a thick water vapor that closely resembles that of tobacco cigarette smoke. But, in reality, there is no hazardous second hand smoke, no ash, no risk of fire hazards, and no mess. The flavored liquid, also called an “e-liquid” can be purchased by different strengths, in different sizes, and, of course, different flavors. Nasa E-Cigs has more than 250 flavors of liquid and a trybefore-you-buy policy at their “nobacco” bar. Have a seat at their e-liquid lounge and pick a few favorite flavors. Taste the Belgian Cocoa, Captain Jack, Café Mocha, Bonzai Banana, BlueWater Punch, Vanilla Bean, Milk Chocolate, Bacon, Clove, Cotton Candy, cool mint flavors with or without menthol, and many, many others to choose from.

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 45 ANNUAL OLEANDERS - Hosted by Andy and Vicki Upchurch, this party by musicians for musicians (and friends) year in and year out is one of my alltime favorites. Joining the Dreamsicles and the Kick Ass Brass this year was The Night Caps (a newcomer that I've never heard before and totally enjoyed) and the Crossroads (who you can often enjoy at T-Bone Tom’s). It’s always great to catch up with the regulars at this party and always fun meeting all the new faces joining the fold. As this year’s event fell on Memorial Day Weekend, we were blown away this year with Bill Samson (arguably amongst the region’s finest baritones) bringing the party to a complete momentary halt with rendition of Battle Hymn of The Republic fitting for a nation. IT’S A WRAP Forbes Magazine reports the Houston area as the No. 1 place in the nation for growth. As my philosopher buddy Steve Revak muses, it makes you wonder what in the world the rest of the nation is doing. As for me, yours truly is wrapping up an incredible year of rebound and looking forward. All the best, and we’ll see you out there!

WILL PLAY FOR FOOD • From Page 56 Besides the feeling you get when helping others, another reason to participate, donate, and attend the “Will Play For Food, Vol. III” benefit is the awesome entertainment line-up performing on two stages: Black Grass Gospel, Threadbelly, Alvin & The Slickpunks, The Grizzly Band, Dukes On Bykes, Oceans of Slumber, Cassette Tape, Fox & Cats, Fear The Poet, Radio Springs, Recovery Room, Gaby Veray Trio, Southbound 45, and Hardy & Co. Complimentary compilation CDs featuring the 2014 musical entertainment will only be released to those in attendance exclusively. If you want this CD, you must attend the event!

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The minimum entry donation is $10 for 18 and older only. Free t-shirts will be given out to the first 300 people. The doors open at 7pm. See performances by the AGRO Sideshow, live art demos, vendors, and more. Hardy says organizing the event is a “labor of love” and the outpour of community support is appreciated. Local businesses Push Play Designs, Article 91, Nobi Public House, Sweet Spot Audio, Dan’s Pizza, and Innovative X-rays are event sponsors. Hardy also credits Roland Belmarez and Megan Ross for all of their expertise and support every year as the Will Play for Food events would not have been possible without them. And special thanks to Scout Bar and their staff.

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 46 Fab 5 @ Jackie's Brickhouse

FAB 5 - Yup, the folks at Jackie’s Brickhouse did it again this month and brought the area something somewhat new: The Fab 5 Beatles Tribute Band. These cats have been all around the Houston area, and I was curious how well they’d be received. The audience at Jackie’s on this evening was very much like with Spare Hearts (a Heart tribute band). They stopped in and were initially respectful of the music, but soon enough, got their feet moving and then partying the night away. The audience at Jackie’s is a crazy good fun bunch with their live music. Cheers!

Lacuna Coil @ Scout Bar

for getting to live in and play in a cool and awesome country. It was totally unexpected but resonated. As for their new material: Go ahead and read what this album is all about on their Facebook page. It's written perfectly. What I can tell you is that sonically, the duo of Cristina and Andrea Ferro hits it song after song after song with the power and passion like no other with the possible of exception of Meatloaf and Ellen Foley from the Bat Out of Hell days – which I consider darn good...

TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE - While on my rant of strong consistency, Scout Bar (true to form) has not only upgraded their indoor beer garden/ sports bar sitting area, but also upgraded their presentation with new sound and light boards, all just in time to pack the house with International touring act LaLacuna Coil cuna Coil, from Milano, @ Scout Bar Italy, and four months

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into their Broken Crown Halo Tour. Our hometown Downfall Rising got to open for this international touring act – which I regret arriving too late to catch. Pretty cool as Cristina Scabbia took a moment tearing up the stage during this Memorial Day weekend to express thanks

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 49

Oleander Party

Musical Chairs @ Cock-Eyed Seagull

missing were the local bands and the local crowds they bring. Nonetheless, the country & western folks were served well on Saturday and the many BBQ cook-off contestants were treated to Main Stage honors which their tasty offerings rightly deserved, least we forget - We ARE in Texas, and we ARE all about the barbecue!!!

Obsolete August - who says they pondering rebranding to “OA” and who we enjoyed very much at Sherlock's Inaugural BrewFest in May – Kevin Holme and Dan Lopez have been at it for quite a while playing all over town with an occasional guest performer sitting in. Throughout the years, these two have mastered the art of tinkering with popular upbeat favorites,

Whiskey River @ League City Village Fair & Texas Music Festival

MUSICAL CHAIRS - Last month, we made mention of how Billy Gilbert has been rekindling this effective format, sharing the stage with an ever-changing line-up of local talent. This month at the Cock-Eyed Seagull, we caught Billy joining up with members of the Myrna Sanders band and, boy, did it sound good! With Lynn Raggio on lead, Joann Stone and Reida Reilly on percussion, and Myrna holding down bass, acoustic rhythm and vocals, a band like this makes me wonder why hardly anybody records live shows any more these days. This stuff was crazy good in all positions. Speaking of recording... WILL PLAY FOR FOOD - Is coming up around the corner. I was chatting with Roland Belmarez about how the mastering on the CD was coming. For those unfamiliar with the methods: Mastering music is the process where the tunes are checked for playability be it through earbuds, boom boxes, car players, or home entertainment centers – all from the same take. People sometimes incorrectly think that mastering music is where one can create the tone and tenor of a song different from the original recording, which, good people, is difficult if not impossible, and all the reason to capture the original mix right the first time. Somehow this gets us back to the dearth of quality live music recordings. Anyway... One band that would be great to listen to 24/7 would be...

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Obsolete August (OA) @ Sherlock’s Inaugural BrewFest opening them up and slicing the number apart with a crisp and airy syncopation, hitting the spaces ever so perfectly, creating a sound space that is delightfully easy to listen to and one they share regularly with us out on The SCENE. Did I mention earlier, something about being consistently strong enough to create change? Dan and Kevin have it. Speaking of consistently strong... - Continued on Page 45

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THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE Lacuna Coil @ Scout Bar

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

Fab 5 @ Jackie's Brickhouse

Annika Chambers & Paul Ramirez @ Katie’s

short of consistently outstanding these days. The artists we sampled in May were fundamentally rock solid and – with their firm foundation – able to delve into the interesting, the delightful, and newly invent what could easily have been considered tired and old; and, to these ears, is a pleasant treat we get to enjoy out on the place we call The SCENE. A bit of what all went down....

The month of May had us hopping all across the gamut this year on both the indoor and outdoor front. Belated April showers tried dampening things, but we were not to be denied. Many of you we spoke with shared recently seeking your new normals with the changes of family, life, health and professions – more of you than what would seem normal. I used to think that advocates for change were for those incapable of maintaining any meaningful consistency and came to the conclusion that it should be the other way around, where one’s stability and consistency better enables one to handle the curve balls of the universe which is a long winding path getting me to the point that the live music Roger Creager @ League City SCENE has been nothing Village Fair & Texas Music Festival

The Finest Music Listening Hall In Town - And that would be at Katie’s. My predecessor, the late Jim Shortt, would simply be all over this place with their performer-centric layout. This month, we took in the 2013 Houston Press Best Female Vocalist, Annika Chambers, and – boy – did they get this one right! Warming up the audience this evening was Paul Ramirez who needed no more than half a song before he was channeling soulful blues with a direct link straight from the cosmos. Paul is the type of blues player that needs to be shared nationally. He’s THAT good, and with Annika, Katie’s Paul Ramirez @ Katie’s patrons never have had it so good! Pick a night, any night! Chances are good you'll catch a great show at Katie’s. HAPPY 60TH goes to the Village Fair. Rain tried hard to wash out this event, but nonetheless, the crowd got to enjoy Whiskey River laying down a full house of rock over country, and Roger Creager bringing it home. This event has changed much in recent years and strikingly - Continued on Page 46

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NEW CLUB & PUB REPORT

James Bond Ball “Diamonds are Forever” SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014

75*

Only $

*Per Person. Plus Tax & Gratuity

Casino Raffle • Black Jack • Craps • Roulette

Dinner Buffet Dancing

MUST RSVP 832-282-8202

D-Bar 937 By Rhonda Meredith Walk into D-Bar 937, located at 937 FM 1959 (Dixie Farm Road at the Gulf Freeway) in Houston, and immediately feel welcomed by the friendly staff. It’s a casual bar, conveniently located off a major freeway, and a great place to unwind. D-Bar’s patrons come from varied backgrounds, including NASA and the aviation community.

BRITISH PUB & RESTAURANT

3659 NASA Rd. 1 • Seabrook Historic Bar Remodeled & Under New Management

In October 2013, Phillip Overly, an area resident, took over ownership of the landmark Henry Waynes bar that had served the area for 30 years and spent a good three months remodeling and upgrading the venue. Earlier this year, he opened D-Bar 937 with many polished touches. The non-smoking interior is now furnished with nice wood tables and big chairs, leather couches, a full-liquor, tiled bar with ample seating around it, flat screen TVs, games, darts, pool tables, a corner stage, dance floor, and a large outdoor back patio complete with a sound system. Overly has made good use of the spacious interior. Weekly events include Sunday burgers on the patio with a neighborly feel to it. It’s all about the drink specials on Wednesday nights because it’s Ladies Night. On Fridays, start the weekend off right with karaoke from 9 p.m. until close. Saturday nights, they host live bands. Typically, it is a cover band rocking the stage or the outdoor patio, if weather permits. Catch Rhythm & Rock on a monthly rotation; and on June 21, Inside Out is performing.

FRIDAY Nights: Karaoke 9pm-close SATURDAY Nights: Live Bands SUNDAY: Burgers on the back patio

WEDNESDAY: Ladies Night!!!

Mon-Thur 11am-2am

Fri & Sat ..10am-2am

Sun ............noon-2am

Happy Hour until 7pm Daily

D Bar 937

Darts, Free Pool, lnternet Juke Box, Large Parking Lot, Patio Out Back

Happy hour is until 7 p.m. daily. Pick some tunes off the internet jukebox and play some complimentary games of pool. D-Bar 937 has ample parking and no cover charge. Operating hours are Sundays from noon to 2 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 832-552-2200 for more information, and be sure to stop by in person and welcome them to The SCENE!

832-552-2200

937 Dixie Farm Rd • Houston, TX 77034 (Formerly Henry Wayne’s | Between I-45 & Ellington Airport)

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE 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. -----------------------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 WedFri 5-8pm -----------------------Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $4 Drafts; $4.50 Premium Wells; $4.50 House Wines ------------------------

What: $3.50 Wells; $5.99 Domestic pitchers; $7.99 Import pitchers; $2 Domestic draft; $2.50 Import draft; $2.99 15 oz Margaritas ------------------------

Clear Lake Shores When: Mon thru Fri, 2 - 7pm What: Wells $3, Wine $3, Domestic Drafts $2; Draft Imports $3 -----------------------Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F 37pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine ------------------------

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Where: 2513 NASA Pkwy on the water in Seabrook. When: Mon-Thurs 4-7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour Noon9pm (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 -----------------------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 -----------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard What/When: M-TH all day $1.50 Oyster Shooters, $2 Well Schnapps shots, $2.75 wells & M-TH 9am-6pm $1.75 dom

Where: 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. When: Mon-Sat 4-8pm What: $2.50 Wells, Domestic Bottles & Domestic Drafts. Ask about daily specials. ------------------------

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: 817 Clear Lake Rd,

drafts & Saturday 7am-4pm and Sunday 10am till close $2.50 Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Screwdrivers. $1 off all bottled beer & $.50 off all mixed drinks

Where: 315 Grand Ave. (Bacliff) When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $3.25 Wells; $2.25 Dom. Longnecks; Mon: $3.25 Well Ritas; Tues: $4.25 Jager Bombs; Wed: $3.25 Amer. Honey; Thurs: $3.25 Fireball; Sun: $2.25 Dom Bottles & $3.25 Wells (12 to 8pm) ------------------------

Where: 1202 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146 in Seabrook) When: Mon - Fri 3-6:30

Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft -----------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm & SatSun 11am-6pm What: $2.50 Pints, $3.50 Wells, $6.50 Pitchers & $13 Buckets -----------------------Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. When/What: 7 days a week 11am-7pm $2 All Drafts, $2.50 all Bottled Beer including Imports, $3 Off all Liquors making wells only $2.95 -----------------------

Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. (Houston/Deer Park) When/What: 3-7pm MondayFriday and Thursday 3-11pm – Half priced Selected appetizers in the bar and Half off Signature Cocktails

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

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender LAUREN Where: Baybrook Mall Food Court (500 Baybrook Mall) When: Mon.-Wed. till 4pm What: $2.50- Mimosas; $3.50House Wine; $4.50- Frozen Margaritas/ Daiquiris; $5.50- Long Island; $5.50- Shop-a-holic -------------------------Where: 901 NASA RD 1 When: MonFri 11-7pm; Wed- All day and all night; Sat 11-6; Sun 12-6 What: $3 screwdrivers and bloody marys, $3.25 well drinks, $2.50 domestic beer --------------------------

Where: 3659 NASA Pkwy (Seabrook) Monday (Trivia Night): $4 British Pints, $5 Martini Madness, Happy Hour Menu ~ All Night Long; Tuesday (Ladies Night): $5 Cosmos, $4 British Pints, $6.50 Irish Car Bombers, $5 House Wines, Happy Hour Menu until 6:32pm; Wednesday (OPEN Mic Night): 1/2 Price Bottle Wine Night, $4 British Pints, $6.50 Irish Car Bombers, Happy Hour Menu until 6.32pm; Thursday: $4 British Pints, $5 House Wines, $6.50 Irish Car Bombers, Happy Hour Menu until 6.32pm;

@ ZONE 504

Experience. Lauren has enjoyed five fun years of bartending. And her signature drinks sound so good…“Chocolate Love” (and who doesn’t love chocolate?) is a sweet drink based with vodka, chocolate liqueur, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. The “Panda” starts with strawberry infused vodka mixed with pineapple and cranberry juices and a spritz of Sprite. The best thing about Zone 504? If she has to choose just one or two reasons, she says “her bosses and her regulars.” Native Texan. Lauren was born in Texas and has lived in Kemah for the past 10 years. When she isn’t at Zone 504: She is enjoying her new role as an aunt! Favorite Music: Lauren’s musical tastes are varied for sure. She likes “old school” Janis Joplin, Dave Matthews Band, Drake, and Katy Perry to name a few. Drama Free… Except Where TV Shows Are Concerned! Luckily HER life is drama-free, but Lauren does admit that her favorite TV shows are any of the “Housewives” ones. I say “summer,” she says: Refreshing drinks, the beach, and a pool bar! Lauren would most

definitely rather be outside than inside! Vacations? In October, she is headed to New Orleans for a wedding. And if money was not an object, she would head to Bora Bora and have a room with the water visible under the floor. June is National Vegetable and Fruit Month… (Who knew?) Lauren’s favorite veggie is spinach and her top fruit is strawberries. Notable Hobby: Cooking or, more specifically, she loves making comfort food healthier. The last dinner she cooked as of this interview was turkey tacos.

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THE SUMMERTIME PARTY SEASON IS IN FULL SWING AT CABO! By Rhonda Meredith Craving a Philly cheese steak taco and wanting to play a game of giant Connect 4 at the same time? Sound like a dream? Look no further… Cabo has it covered! Summertime is in full swing at this waterfront venue, located at 2513 NASA Parkway in the heart of Seabrook at the intersection of Nasa Road 1 and Lakeside Drive. Cabo can handle the heat with its cool food choices and cold drinks, live entertainment, and refreshingly fun games. Arrive by car or boat at this waterfront venue and chill out while enjoying the views. Their menu features the new Philly cheese Steak taco amidst customer favorites like the Green Chile Pulled Pork Tacos (stewed pork shoulder, green chile sauce, queso fresco, onion, and cilantro, chips and queso), Blackened Ahi Tuna (an 8-ounce ahi tuna steak is seared and blackened on a hot skillet in a lime butter sauce, with a salad and your choice of side item), and the Sunset Burger (100% Angus beef and topped with a fried egg, bacon, pepper jack cheese, and a side of barbecue sauce). Other food choices range from appetizers to sandwiches. Thursday nights are hot and juicy, made-to-order steak nights! Cabo has live entertainment seven days a week with the best cover bands, acoustic music and DJs in Texas. After dinner, hang out until the entertainment begins and partake in one of Cabo’s generous nightly drink specials. Try one of Cabo’s frozen concoctions such as the “Strawberry Lime-aid” or the frozen “Arnold Palmer.” The waterfront venue is spacious and has numerous entertainment amenities such as: a pool table, ping pong table, darts, electronic games, jumbo-sized Jenga blocks, a foosball table, and the afore-mentioned new giant Connect 4 game. Test your knowledge on the Wednesday night “Trivia Night” which will start back up in late June. A little bit of light remodeling has gone on at Cabo. The downstairs Beach Bar has

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been completely decked and new tables and chairs have been added and upstairs, the number of flat screen TVs has doubled. There isn’t a bad seat in the house while watching various sporting events. Or even a bikini contest. Mark your calendar right now! On Friday, June 20, Cabo is hosting the “Texas Outlaw Challenge” Miss Outlaw Bikini Contest that offers up cash and various prizes totaling $2,500. Cabo is a premier place to unwind, let loose, and just have a good time any day of the week. The term “A.W.O.L.” (After Work On the Lake) has become more than a battle cry on Fridays. A.W.O.L. has become the much appreciated transition from work to play on the weekend. The friendly crowd that assembles at Cabo knows how to have some fun! Make plans now to celebrate July 4th with fun in the sun and stay to watch the Kemah fireworks. Cabo will offer great music and drink special all weekend long!

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SCENE -> Upcoming Events

Will Play For Food, Vol. III

Mambo Jazz Kings Sat., June 14

benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank

JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE

CD Release Party & Show at Scout Bar June 28 By Rhonda Meredith It’s a simple concept. Starving artists helping starving people. On this principle, local singer/songwriter Chris J. Hardy and more than a dozen of the Bay Area’s singers, songwriters, musicians, and bands are using their talents to help those who fight hunger on Saturday, June 28 at Scout Bar, located at 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard. All proceeds from this event will go to the Galveston County Food Bank.

Rat Ranch Fri.-Sat., June 19-20 SHERLOCK’S

Feeding America estimates that roughly 51,940 Galveston County residents are in need of emergency food assistance in a single year. That is 1 in 5 of our neighbors in Galveston County, compared to the national average of 1 in 6. We all have experienced the feeling and most of us can stop the temporary experience of hunger. Unfortunately, thousands of individuals EACH WEEK in southeast Texas may not have that choice. They do not know where dinner will come from today or tomorrow. Most are not homeless. Most are children. The face of hunger could be your neighbor. Let’s see what we can do when we become a part of something bigger than we are…

Too Short & E-40 Sat., June 21

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Texas Outlaw Challenge’s Stampede Street Party to close down Kemah’s 6th Street 8 p.m. to Midnight, Thursday, June 19 The biggest poker run and powerboating party in Texas returns to the area this month for the 7th Annual Texas Outlaw Challenge. But this year’s event features new events including the Stampede Street Party which will kick the weekend off on Thursday by shutting down Kemah’s 6th Street in front of popular venues Skallywag Suds-n-Grub, Palapa’s, Bakkhus Taverna and Monkey Bar for a giant street party.

Justin Van Sant Sun., June 22 T-BONE TOMS

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Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things

This is a story of three musicians, a 26-foot sailboat, 300+ miles of Texas coastline, 33 concerts in 38 days during an epic adventure.

Guitar Strings & Sailb

THE ALBUM: The Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things album was recorded aboard the 26-foot & Sailboat Things gs in tr S ar it u G Alyzarian in the heat of the Texas summer with no special effects. The album is pure acoustic music and raw vocals enhanced by the boat's natural ambiance. It’s a folkstyle album with a reggae bluegrass Beard ALBUM Written by Marc Borde & Ryan vibe that repreINCLUDED sents the Texas NS 3 MUSICSAIA OAT coast. ILB IN A 26-FOOT oat Things Borde, Beard & Ennis

IN THIS BOOK

300+ MI THE TOUR: DAYS 33 SHOWS IN 38 & BOOK LBU M A G KIN Three musicians, a REA -B ND 1 GROU 26-foot sailboat, 300 miles of Texas coastline, 33 concerts in 38 days and an epic adventure to support their groundbreaking album, Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things, and promote FREE music CD Texas independent music, inside! coastal communities, sailing, environmental awareness, teamwork and more. LES OF COASTLINE

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Pier 27 is transformed into

CLUB P27 Fri. 6/6..........Energizer Tha DJ Sat. 6/7 ..................DJ Moto Fri. 6/13 ..........Out Of Control Sat . 6/14 ..........DJ Jack Frost Fri. 6/20 ..Lady BG Karaoke Party Sat . 6/21 ..........DJ Red Wave Fri. 6/27 ..................DJ Moto Sat . 6/28 ..........DJ Red Wave

the story of three THE BOOK: The Crew share musicians who formed a band and recorded an album their epic adventure on the of original music inside a 26-foot sailboat before going high seas with a one-of-a-kind off on a one-of-a-kind sailing tour of the Texas Gulf Coast book, available in two editions. playing 33 shows in 38 days. A special, autographed and numbered Limited Edition – First Printing with the CD disk of Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things included has almost sold out. Shaped like a vinyl record cover giving it a unique feel, the Limited Edition utilizes an aggressive layout style with visuals and QRC codes allowing readers to access bonus content (videos, photo galleries and music). A 6-by-9-inch coffee-table style Special Edition book will be released soon. Learn more at www.GuitarStringsandSailboatThings.com This is

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT: for Seductive Saturdays! The BEST DJs spinning tunes, drink specials all night and the SEXIEST attire make this

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER! Tuesday: Karaoke w/ Lana Thursday: Crawfish & Zydeco Sunday: Service Industry Night



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