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Kemah’s Very Own Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar

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Sunday Brunch • 10a - 2p • Delicious menu items! • $5 All-U-Can-Eat pancakes • $3 Mimosas ~ Bloody Marys ~ Screwdrivers

Thursday • BOTTOMLESS PASTA • $11 includes All-You-Can-Eat salad and garlic bread

Wednesday • BOIL’EM UP!

Hot Boiled Shrimp or Snow Crab $8.99/lb

Tuesday • 50% OFF WINE LIST Valid ALL DAY on every bottle. More than 50 selections!

Monday • STEAK NIGHT • 5-10p 13: Ribeye, Center Cut Sirloin, Prime Rib or Chicken Fried Ribeye $

Includes bottomless salad, loaded potato & $2 bottomless French onion soup


❥ Tuesday: Prime Rib & sides: $14.95 ❥ Wednesday: All-You-Can-Eat Fresh Pasta with Salad: $12.95 ❥ Thursday: Ladies Night (Specials for the ladies! All Night!)

❥ Full Bar + Best Italian Fresh Pasta ❥ Outdoor Patio Dining ❥ Now Open for Lunch! Menu or All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet - only $9.95

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$2 OFF House Wine, $1 OFF Wells (Tues.-Wed.) 5-7 pm

Sunday Brunch • $2495

Featuring Bottomless Mimosas • Live Music Buffet with seafood, fresh pasta, Italian cheeses, omelette station & more! • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday Open at 11am Sat. Open at 5 p.m. • Sun. 11am-3pm

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Holiday Catering & Party Guide The holiday season is quickly approaching, and we Clear Lakers love a good party! If you are planning to host an event, fear not! We're here to help you sort out who your top prospects should be. Ranging from medium sized parties (15 or so) to large corporate functions involving hundreds of guests, The SCENE has polled the area’s favorite restaurants and party venues with the initial questions to help you on your way to being the party (or office) hero. We’ve taken a lot of the guesswork out of it: Phone numbers, addresses, capacity, type of food, beverages, activities, on-site or off-site? See what sparks your imagination and get to planning. Ready? Set? Get your party started!

about the intimate setting and exclusive menus of Macy’s Table — suspended high above our main dining room. Perfect for that special intimate dining event! Cullen’s boasts the finest venue, restaurant, and facility in the Bay Areawith over 38,000 sq. ft. of stunning space! Let us host your friends, family, or business associates in one of our eight private dining rooms and hospitality areas, including newly renovated additions. Our private rooms are soundproof and feature audiovisual technology, Wi-Fi, individual sound/climate control and adjustable lighting. Off-site catering: Yes, Catering By Cullen’s delivers to the Greater Houston area for groups of all sizes. Choose from dozens of menus, and hundreds of options. Custom and special orders welcomed. Why us: Cullen’s showcases a new award-winning culinary team and expertly trained event coordinators and staff who can assist in planning memorable events for any occasion and of every scale. - Continued on Page 13

Star Fleet (280 Grove Road, Kemah • 281-334-4692): Onsite catering: Yes, for up to 450-500 guests. Pricing varies based upon menu selection, date and time. Why us: We are a one stop solution for all your party needs. We have luxury yachts available for parties from 2-250 people. Our professional planners will help you plan the perfect event. We will work to accommodate your budget. If you are looking for a unique way to make your event or party special, our luxury yachts provide amazing food, professional trained service, and the best possible views. We have 20+ years of experience and scores of satisfied customers. Call us now for your special event. Off-site catering: Yes, up to 1000 guests. Full beer, wine and liquor bar available too. Cullen’s (11500 Space Center Blvd., Houston • 281991-2000): On-site catering: Yes, with eight private dining rooms and hospitality areas, including the grand ball room. We also have Macy’s Table, one of the Southwest’s most extraordinary dining options. We can entertain small groups or parties of 1,000! And for the ultimate dining experience, ask


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STAR FLEET YACHTS: It's More Fun on the Water By Rhonda Meredith Since 1991, Star Fleet Yachts has delighted their patrons with an unforgettable cruise experience and gourmet dining. In October, the company was purchased by MVR Star Fleet LLC and the new ownership is committed to taking Star Fleet Yachts to the next level. Now is definitely the time to leave the same old restaurants behind, and discover the excitement of a public or private cruise aboard a Star Fleet yacht. New in November is a $39 introductory cruise that includes brunch and live music. Call 281-334-4692 for more information. Customer service and satisfaction are of the utmost importance. To fully meet and exceed their cusThe Fleet: tomer’s expectations, Star Fleet has been expanding their professional and catering staff. The service of a full–time event planner is offered which makes Star Fleet unique to other boats. "During the past 20 years, Star Fleet Yachts has established a reputation of impeccable service, outstanding cuisine and fun on the Bay,” said Mark Caldwell, CEO-Star Fleet Yachts. “Our goal is to simply share the enthusiasm our guests have during and after each and every cruise with prospective new customers. Once you've cruised with Star Fleet, you'll be a fan for life!" Caldwell, a Houston area real estate developer, makes up one-fourth of the new ownership MVR Star Fleet LLC. Ashley Caldwell is a two-time Olympian and a member of the U. S. Ski Team; Vic Harvey, a real estate broker and former F.B.I. Agent; and Roz Evans, a local interior designer are also invested in MVR Star Fleet LLC

Star Gazer

Star Fleet takes pride in providing creative dishes and quality menu items to its guests. Chef Carole Barnett heads up their food and beverage department. She has won numerous awards and honors, as well as earned many additional certifications in her field. The Cordon Bleu trained chef has a long list of satisfied clientele such as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Jones and his VIP guests, Carlos Santana, and Kid Rock (who commented that her Key Lime Pie recipe was the best he had ever eaten.) Barnett is bringing her years of expertise and inspiration to a newly redesigned menu.

Star Cruiser

Take a cruise on the largest fleet of yachts available for events on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. Star Fleet Yachts provides public cruises with luxury dinners and themed parties (murder mystery dinners, comedy talent, live concerts), as well as private cruises. It is ideal for Captain performed weddings and receptions, corporate events (training, client and employee appreciation), birthday and anniversary celebrations, fundraising and non-profit events, and holiday parties. Full service catering is available. Yachts can be rafted together so guests can go back and forth during the cruise.

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HOLIDAY CATERING GUIDE: From Page 9 Cullen’s offers attention to every detail and an innovative palette of high quality ingredients resulting in exquisitely crafted signature dishes with bold, distinctive flavors in captivating presentations. Cullen's impeccable service coupled with state-of-the-art technology will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Malibu Steak and Seafood (6425 Broadway Street, Pearland • 281-997-9999): On-site catering: Yes, at Malibu Steak and Seafood, we have three gorgeous banquet rooms: The Private meeting or business room is enough room for up to 20 guests. The Napa Valley is a beautiful wine room with an old red brick ceiling and wine surrounding our guests with over 500 bottles of wine. It is by far the best room in the house very intimate dinners for guest up to 80 people. The California Room is a grand room which offers enough room for 100 people, it includes its own private patio which guest can enjoy cocktail parties or drink outside without anyone bothering them. This room also offers six flat screen TVs, a big projection screen for corporate meeting, and a sound system for any wedding or any event that requires sound equipment. Why us: At Malibu Steak and Seafood we cater to our guest needs, unlike other venue's in town we will work with any budget and make any accommodation to meet our guest needs. Our main mission is to make our guest events the most memorable events they have ever had. We offer many different packages for our guest to choose from weather it's individual plated dinner, grand buffets, hors d'oeuvres service, and off-site catering. We will do whatever it takes to make our guest happy. Off-site catering: Malibu Steak and Seafood is capable of



off-site catering anywhere from 100-800 people we will bring the same high level of service you would receive at our restaurant into your private event, we can provide a bar service, server staff so that you can enjoy your special event and let us take care of the work for you. Our Executive chef will also make appearances on offsite catering to ensure that your service is at its best. Again we will do whatever it takes to make your special event memorable and worry free. Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar (341 5th Street {off Bayshore Dr.}, San Leon • 713-545-2742): On-site catering: Have your event at a working distillery! Your guests can hang out at the pirate-themed Railean Buccaneer Bar and experience a tour of the distillery, enjoy a sampling of Railean Rum, Vodka, Blue Agave, and soon to be released Whiskey. We serve premium cocktails and have friendly and knowledgeable staff. We can host private events at our facility for up to 100 people. A basic 4-hour private event package includes a tour of the distillery, a tasting and two drink tickets per person. Additional drink packages are also available. Pricing includes: $400 for 30 people or less; $750 for 31 to 50 people; $1100 for 51 to 75 people; and $1350 for 76 to 100 people. We do - Continued on Page 19


MALIBU STEAK & SEAFOOD: Where Fun Meets Sophistication in Pearland By Rhonda Meredith Malibu Steak & Seafood is located at 6425 Broadway St., right in the heart of Pearland. Since opening in October, 2014, the 12,000 squarefoot restaurant has received rave reviews for its atmosphere, décor, and outstanding menu choices. A special occasion is not needed to visit the area’s newest casual fine dining concept. “We want to be different and not pretentious,” said Sina Taheri, the Director of Operations. “We want people to feel comfortable coming to our restaurant and not feel like they have to be super dressed up. Malibu is a neighborhood restaurant, and we believe fine dining is when everyone is happy.” Malibu opens for lunch Mondays through Saturdays at 11 a.m. The entrees range from $9 to $18 for a scrumptious meal. Gina Wooderson, the owner of Gina’s Mobile Pet Grooming in Pearland, says this about her dining experience, “Great service, food, atmosphere, and conversation with my girls!” Wooderson ordered the Cowboy Steak cooked medium rare with shrimp added, and the Arugula salad. “Delicious!” she said. Wooderson’s friend and patron Ashley Hernandez adds, “I had the prime rib French dip with the Malibu fries and it was so great!” The lunch and dinner menus offer fresh fish flown in daily, Kobe steaks, certified Angus beef plus a host of signature entrees, all at “a more competitive price than offered elsewhere.” Other options include the oyster bar, a host of soups and salads and the patio/bar menu with tasty tapas developed for those just wanting to hang out in the visually-appealing bar/lounge area or the tropical-themed patio shaded by palm trees and palapa umbrellas.


Inside Malibu is a casual upscale setting. The primary dining room is sunken in the center of the building with inviting booths and tables that surround a massive, white brick-enclosed fire place in the middle of the venue. There is a great view of the open-concept, stainless-steel shielded kitchen to watch the chef and his culinary staff at work. Malibu Steak & Seafood is the perfect venue to host your event. Call 281-997-9999 to reserve one of the three banquet rooms for corporate meetings, private celebrations and holiday events. The appropriately named “Wine Room” holds 60 people in a cozy wine-cellar-like environment. There is a larger room available for banquets of up to 100 guests and a smaller private dining room perfect for business presentations or small groups of 20 or less. For the holidays, Malibu will be waiving the room charge when you mention seeing them in The SCENE Magazine. Readership has its privileges. Between 4 and 7 p.m. weekdays, guests can take advantage of Malibu’s happy hour which includes half-off all beer and select wines discounted to just $4 a glass. Visit Malibu Steak & Seafood and see where fun meets sophistication.



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at Skallywag Suds N Grub 600 6th Street in Kemah What’s your Background/Experience: Chef Garza has twelve years in the culinary world holding varied positions from being a line cook to a Sous chef in restaurants from Orlando Florida all the way up to the Texas coastal area. “I have done it all. From small mom and pop restaurants to four star resorts such as Shingle Creek Golf Resort which holds 1,500 rooms and has 250,000 square foot of banquet space,” said Garza. He feels at home in the kitchen at Skallywag. What is your specialty? The amicable chef says he has more than seven years experience specializing in Italian Cuisine, but I've dabbled in quite a few styles off and on. Signature Dish: “Skallywag's Jo Mama buffalo burger is hands down the best dish on our menu. The homemade bacon marmalade, cumin pickled onions, braised pork belly, diced jalapeños, and peanut butter on a pretzel bun is delicious! You can't go wrong!” As far as his personal signature dish goes, Chef Garza says everyone always asks him that. “I always reply that I don't have one particular dish that I would call one that. I just enjoy cooking at put my love into every dish I make.” Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? I have assisted in cooking for several NFL players, and once for Chef Robert Irvine under my Executive Chef at the time, Chef Dan Nester. Nester is one of my main mentors, and is well known in the culinary world in Orlando Florida.












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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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KEMAH BOARDWALK 11. The Aquarium 12. Red Sushi 13. Flying Dutchman 14. Cadillac Bar 15. Bubba Gump 16. Lighthouse Buffet 17. Landry’s Seafood 18. Bayside Grill 19. The Pizza Oven 20. Saltgrass


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24. Paradise Reef (SSHR)


CLEAR LAKE - SOUTH 21. Alan’s Swamp Shack 22. Opus 23. Sundance II

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BACLIFF & SAN LEON 25. Noah’s Ark 26. Clifton by the Sea 27. 18th Street Pier 28. Bubba’s Shrimp Place 29. Topwater Grill 30. Lazy Lizard

Visit The SCENE’s Mobile-Friendly Waterfront Dining Guide at or scan the QR code. STAR FLEET: Cont. From Page 10 The wide-bodied vessel carries up to 150 passengers and provides a smooth, stable ride in any weather condition. It is a 100’ multi-level modern entertainment yacht that was designed from the bottom up for corporate events, weddings, celebrations, and has hosted more parties than any other charter yacht in Kemah. The Star Gazer boasts a state- of-the-art electronic system includes four wide-screen plasma TVs, a climate controlled salon surrounded by picture windows for amazing views, a large second deck, and a fully equipped galley capable of five-star service. The Star Cruiser is a modern 90’ entertainment yacht has 10’ ceilings and rich cherry wood interior. The main salon is fully enclosed and climate controlled with mirrored dance area and conversation nook. The open bow area features perime-


ter seating. This vessel offers seated service for up to 70 guests and excursion service for up to 126 guests. The Lake Limo is a 33’ limousine yacht features an elegantly appointed, limousine interior complete with wet bar, MP3 player and CD Sound System, climate control, marine head, and separate Captain’s station. In addition, the Lake Limo is a BYOB vessel! Enjoy a Lake Limo Dinner Cruise (a two-hour private charter cruise including dinner and non-alcoholic beverages available most Friday and Saturday nights and occasionally during the week), a Lake Limo Pub Crawl (a three-hour private charter cruise that can stop at any local waterfront establishment from 11 2 a.m.), or a Lake Limo Excursion Cruise (three-hour private charter cruise that can stop at any local waterfront establishment during the daytime).


With an 18’ beam and 30’ length, the Star Cat is wide and comfortable for an intimate gathering of up to 12 guests. Jump on a spacious trampoline and cook on the onboard gas grill. Evening cruises are scheduled so sunset occurs approximately halfway through the cruise. Star Fleet Yachts boards at 280 Grove Rd in Kemah. Cruises are scheduled 4 to 8 weeks in advance. The fleet schedule is updated the first Tuesday of every month at www.Star Book a holiday party now!


HOLIDAY CATERING GUIDE: From Page 13 You can bring your own food, choose your own caterer, we can cater your event for you, and we can put you in touch with local food trucks. We have a unique venue for happy hour parties, holiday celebrations, group meetings, team building activities, parties, club meetings and get-togethers, and family events. Visit or email Kelly Railean at for more information. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack (310 Texas Ave., Kemah • Main: 281-334-5000 • Catering: 281-535-2277): On-site catering: We are a full service restaurant that can handle up to 100 people. Our upstairs is enclosed and air-conditioned, and downstairs has an open patio area. During the crawfish months of February to June, we are limited to service on-site. Off-site catering: We can handle ANY SIZE party offsite. We have a 30-foot mobile kitchen trailer that can cook up to 10,000 pounds of crawfish an hour. We offer full-service catering from “Boudreaux to Black Tie” with Cajun, seafood, steaks, fajitas, Italian, Mexican, crawfish and Texas home-style cooking. We can provide the food, service, supply the bar and bartenders, stage and dance floor, tents, tables, chairs, band and DJ, and more. You tell us what you need, and we will take care of the rest. Why us: Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack is a unique venue with great Cajun flavor. We are the crawfish headquarters in Clear Lake. At last year’s Pearland Crawfish Festival, we cooked 60,000 lbs. in 3 days. We are fully staffed and have an impeccable reputation for great food and fun. Our catering staff is professional and prompt. We can even bring a live caiman alligator to your event and Boudreaux too. Call us for further information or visit be glad you did. Jackie’s Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah • 832864-2459): On-site catering: Yes, we have a private room for 100 people with access to shuffle board, dart boards, pool table and video games. Why us: Jackie’s Brickhouse provides a diverse venue for any occasion. Our staff has 30-plus years experience in providing unique catering events. We can host wedding receptions for 50 people to poker runs with more than a 1000 motorcycles. No event is too small or too large! We can even bring the party to your door. Off-site catering: We can and will cater off-site for up to 100 guests.

bottled beers. We have a full bar and, of course, our wine selection is great! Shuffleboard and a dart room are there if you want a little friendly competition. Mainly Drinks (223 West Main Street, La Porte • 281-8671700): On-site catering: Yes, we host private events on-site at “The Loft at Mainly Drinks”. “The Loft” is the second floor of our restaurant. It can comfortably accommodate 30-35 people for a seated dinner or 50 people for informal gatherings. Our historic building lends a distinctive charm to your special event! Off-site catering: Yes, our specialties range from boxed lunches, appetizer buffets, and elaborate entrees. Please contact us to cater your next event! Why us: We proudly feature an outstanding distinctive menu consistently crafted by our Executive Chef. Our beverages range from gourmet coffees and teas to a dizzying selection of craft beers and boutique wines. If you are looking for that personal touch and feel, Mainly Drinks is for you! JP's Upper Deck (609 Bradford {at the corner of 7th St. and upstairs in the Toucan Alley building} Kemah • 281-9577975): On-site catering: Yes we can, our capacity is 140 guests inside and outside holds even more than that. We do have a catering service that we use, but if customers want to use their own company that is fine. Outside food is also always allowed to be brought in. We have many restaurants that will deliver to our establishment. Our huge beautiful deck is perfect for banquets, weddings, or any type of gatherings. Why us: Our establishment has huge deck gives customers the flexibility to sit inside or out. For your Holiday parties this year why should you have to mess up your own home instead come use our Living Space. We are "party ready" we set up and clean up for you. Let us do the dirty work. At JP's you are also given the choice to use our catering service or choose your own favorite restaurants catering service for your special - Continued on Page 20 event. Elevator access is available.

The Cock & Bull British Pub (3659 NASA Pkwy., Seabrook • 832-282-8202): On-site catering: Yes, at the Cock & Bull British Pub, we have the main dining area that can hold up to 100 guests, and the Queen’s Library can accommodate approximately 30 people; however the Queen’s Library is an after dinner or appetizer only area, because of its cozy atmosphere of sofas and coffee tables. If you want to have a party in the main dining area at the pub, you can reserve as many as needed and we’ll hold them for you! You’ll have the Queen’s Library, too for your “private area” if it’s not already booked. On-site facilities: At the Cock & Bull British Pub, we don’t have room rate fee because we don’t have a separate room to book or rent. You simply, call reserve tables, and “Eat, Drink & Be Merry” off of our regular menus. We EVEN create a custom menu for your event/party, if you desire. Again, you simply go to our on-line menu and let us know which items you want in an email, attach any pictures/logos and we’ll have it ready for you on your reserved tables. You can even choose to have your own private ‘Martini Bar’ or ‘Bloody Mary Bar’ setup for just your guests. Please call us at 832282-8202 for more information. We already have reservations for wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding dinners, birthday parties, and company happy hour parties. Keep calm and party at the pub! What makes your venue stand out: If you haven’t been to The Cock & Bull British Pub, you should come, and check out our décor. We have games on each table, 17 draft beers, plus 55+ different unique



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Gio’s Flying Pizza & Pasta (650 FM 517 Rd. W. • Dickinson • 281-337-0107): Off-site catering: Yes, for any function that would require our servers to serve food buffet style. Gio’s has a separate catering menu that's perfect for large gatherings off-site, such as birthdays, weddings, business functions, church and school events. For those wanting to just pick up large trays of food for an event and feed a minimum of 10 people for not a lot of money, Gio’s Party Tray Menu is perfect for drop off caterings. Gio's will drop off and set up food, but not stay and serve. Also, they are happy to provide everything: plates, cutlery, serving utensils, beverages, ice, cups, and everything else you will need. Gio's also has a “Pizza Party Menu” and offers deferred pricing on any order of 10 large pizzas or more. Great Deals! If you can’t pick it up, Gio’s will deliver. Why us: Gio’s is a preferred vendor for Clear Creek ISD, Dickinson ISD, Santa Fe ISD, and ALVIN ISD as well as University of Houston Clear Lake. Co-owner Diana Gunnett handles all full service catering request from start to finish and even serves at most of them! She would be glad to quote any event from 10 people to 600 people. Call or email the catering and party tray menu at Claudio's Restaurant Piano & Bar (3202 Marina Bay Dr., League City • 281-9579262): On-site catering: Yes we can, for about 120 people Off-site catering: Yes, we can cater out in Houston or Galveston areas, for up to 120 people, including bar service, and waiters available. Price can start from $21.95 Why us: We are real Italian, from Italy, Roma, Bologna, Milano, Firenze, and create fresh homemade pasta and homemade bread. Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant (515 E. NASA Pkwy., Webster • 281-3325362): On-site catering: Yes. We have two rooms at our Webster location – in the enclosed patio and the other in our banquet room (upstairs), where we can accommodate up to 70 guests. Our banquet room is newly renovated, perfect for birthdays, corporate meetings, rehearsals, showers or any type of event. We provide our signature fajita buffet menu option, if you like to upgrade to a more formal experience, no problem, just ask our managers for your ideal meal. Cakes and decorations are accepted at no additional charge, or deposit is $200 and can be utilized with the total bill. Our patio area is also set up buffet or parrillada style. We can create it just as personal as the banquet room. Off-site catering: We do cater off-site and deliver. We can handle any quantity, but ask that you call one week in advance if your party is larger than 100.


Why us: Our restaurant has been family owned and operated in the Bay Area for more than 20 years. Just try our signature fajitas and margaritas – Supremely Mamacita’s! Cabo Clear Lake (2513 NASA Parkway, Seabrook • 281-532-2691): On-site catering: We can accommodate a small company get together or a large corporate party up to 100 people. You can reserve any section of CABO for your Christmas party: Inside next to our fireplace, on our patio overlooking Clear Lake, or downstairs at the BEACH BAR (heaters included). Our chef specializes in rustic Italian and Southwestern cuisine. Offsite catering: 75 to100 people. You can choose from our list of finger foods or you can consult with our chef, and he can create a special menu for you and your party. Why us: We offer a one of a kind venue and experience like no other in the Clear Lake area. We specialize in great service, great music, great food and great times! Noah's Ark Restaurant (4438 Boulevard St., Bacliff • 281-339-2895): On-site catering: Yes, the entire restaurant will hold 200+ people. We have both inside and outside seating areas available for parties. Our Lions Den inside can be closed to the public and will hold up to 35 people. Our brand new upstairs palapa bar will hold 100+ people and has a large dance floor and stage with a full liquor bar. Why us: We are located on the water with a beautiful view of Galveston Bay and have an extensive menu with reasonable prices. Our chef can customize a menu for your party and the use of our facilities is FREE with the purchase of food or beverages. We offer great food, friendly service and a fun atmosphere. Noah's Ark is the place where the party animals come to party! Mediterraneo Market & Café (18033 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay • 281333-3180): On-site catering: Yes, up to 60. We have plenty of room for private parties but there is no private area. Off-site catering: Yes, up to 200. Why us: Because of the uniqueness of our food and flavor! Celebrities such as The Who, Paul McCartney, Cher and Jessica Simpson have chosen us for catering over the years and you should too! Las Haciendas (2951 Marina Bay Dr., League City • 281-334-2171 & 1020 NASA Rd. 1, Webster • 281-557-3500): On-site catering: Yes, we can host private parties. Our three Clear Lake-area locations (Webster, Fuqua, and in South Shore) can host parties up to 120 people in private rooms. The Fuqua restaurant has several rooms with the capacity to accommodate parties from 20 people to 120 people. Our Stafford location can host up to 50. Each of these rooms is available at no charge to our customers. Off-site catering: Yes, we can

cater offsite for as few as 20 people or to as many people as you'd like. We have catered events for up to 1,400 people. We have much on our menu: fajitas, enchiladas, various appetizers, and chicken breast entrées. Servers can be provided as well. We also have an off-site catering license so that we are able to bring our amazing margaritas to you. For parties smaller than 20, you can always order large to-go orders. Why us: We offer great service, quality food, and we have been serving the Clear lake area since 2002. We can cater or host birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, quinceañeras, office meetings, and company parties. Bakkhus Taverna (515 E. 605 6th St. • Kemah • 281-538-1800): On-site catering: Up to 150. Facilities: We do not offer a private room, but can accommodate large groups inside or on our 900 sq. ft patio. Offsite catering: Yes up to 150, and can also be delivered through delivery service. Why us: Authentic Greek-American menu offered with many items you won’t find anywhere else in Houston. We are open for lunch, dinner and late night seven days a week and have a great staff to serve you. Sherlock’s Pub (2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston • 281-461-4702): On-site parties: Yes, outside food can be catered in. We do not have private rooms available; however, reservations can be made on the pub side or band side. Why us: Sherlock’s is a great choice because of our fun atmosphere, live music and our great Happy Hour Mon-Sat Open-9pm and All Day Sundays! Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht Charters (#8 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah • 281-5389600): With a gorgeous interior, ample dining space and a host of menu options, the Boardwalk FantaSea yacht offers the ideal setting for your holiday event: full-service bar on both levels; accommodates up to 133 guests; dance floor with indoor and outdoor dancing; the Gulf Coast’s largest charter yacht. Topwater Grill (815 Ave O, San Leon • 281-339-1232): On-site catering: We can accommodate 75 to 300+ people outside at our new Topwater Tiki. Topwater Tiki has a beautiful and unobstructed panoramic view of sunset over Galveston Bay. Great for large company functions as well as smaller and more intimate personal gatherings. Our private banquet room upstairs will accommodate a minimum of 30 and up to 60 people comfortably. Great room with nice view of Galveston’s Back Bay. Off-site catering: Yes. We have a mobile kitchen, table & chairs. We also have a music system. We can serve anywhere from 50 to 500 people. We can make your party and your vision come to life at any budget. Fresh local seafood enjoyed at a fun local waterfront setting. - Cont. on Page 21




Upcoming Fitness Events Sun., Nov. 9, 2014 Clear Lake City Half Marathon UHCL 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

Deer Park, TX 77536

Sat., Nov. 15, 2014

Sat., Dec. 13, 2014 Relay For Life 5K Fun Run Tom Bass Regional Park III • 15108 Cullen Rd Houston, TX 77047

CCISD Special Olympics Holiday Color Run Clear

Creek High School • 2305 E Main St. League City Baytown Pink Heals Run

San Jacinto Mall 16900 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 La Porte By The Bay Half Marathon Fred Hartman

Bridge Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Moody Gardens One

Hope Blvd., Thurs, Nov. 27, 2014 Bay Area Turkey Day 10K/5K/Kids K On the Run, University Plaza 2427 Bay Area Blvd Houston Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Reindeer Run St. John Hospital 2035 Space Park Drive Nassau Bay, TX 77058 Reindeer Dash 5K Run/Walk Jimmy Burke Activity Center 500 W. 13th Street

Wicked Wine Run Galveston Haak Vinyards and Winery • 6310 Ave. T Santa Fe, TX 77510

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

24th Annual REINDEER RUN

Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 Santa Hustle Texas 5K & 1/2 Mararthon Sengerfest Park 2300 Strand Galveston, TX 77550

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Methodist St. John Hospital 18300 St. John Dr. • Nassau Bay This event is a St. John Hospital tradition in its 24th year. All proceeds of the Reindeer Run go the St. John Fund to support community-based mission services.

Sat., Jan. 3, 2015 6th Annual Surfside Shuffle 5K/10K 2211 Blue Water Highway Surfside Beach, TX 7754

Pre-race registration will be held on Wed. December 3, 2014 at ON THE RUN @247 Bay Area Blvd from 3pm6pm. This 5k will be CHIP-TIMED. A top finisher award to the top male and female to complete the race will be given. Awards also go to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.

Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 The Beerfooter Beach Run 2015 Beerfoot Beach Bar • 2816 Ave R 1/2 Galveston, TX 77550

Runner Perks: Long sleeved t-shirt to all entrants. All entrants are entered in a raffle for a chance to win door prizes! Santa will be available for pictures! Annual appearance by Rudy Reindeer! The finish line area will be surrounded with activities such as face painting, moon walk, petting zoo, and more!

Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 Dawson Winter Dash 5K & Family Fun Run Turner High School • 4717 Bailey Road Pearland, TX 77584 Sun., Feb. 1, 2015 Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon Sengerfest Park 2300 Strand, Galveston, TX Sun., Feb. 1, 2015 Galveston Marathon

HOLIDAY CATERING GUIDE: Continued From Page 20 Midnite Slice (1605 2nd St., Seabrook • 281-292-7498): On-site: We can host private events and can service about 50. Midnite is a laid back spot with unique pizzas. With our live music and funky style it is a great place to host your event. We are kidfriendly. Guests are invited to BYOB. Lazy Lizard Coastal Kitchen and Cantina (1817 Avenue K, San Leon • 281-3393814): On-site catering? Yes, up to 200, possibly more, depending on your needs. Off-site catering: Yes, we can comfortably


and Half Marathon Sengerfest Park 2300 Strand Galveston, TX 77550 Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 Mardi Gras! Galveston Fun Run 5k -Jolly Jester Jaunt The Mardi Gras Arch

cater 500 off-site. Facilities: We have 9,000 square feet of fun for everyone! We offer inside and outside dining with a waterfront view from every seat. Situated on a point overlooking Galveston Bay, our facility is surrounded by water on three sides and can offer an extremely unique dining or happyhour experience for your guests. Outdoors, we offer plenty of covered seating. Every table has a great view, but from our upstairs deck, it's unbeatable. Boaters: We have a newly opened 400-foot fishing pier, free boat ramp, and docks and for easy boat access. We also have an on-site bait shop offering both live, and fresh dead bait. Why us: Our staff really


2300 Ships Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550 Run For A Nurse 5K Howard L. Ward Park (Upper Bay Road) Nassau Bay, Texas 77058

cares about the service you receive. Our atmosphere is casual, comfortable and laid back. Our inside / outside full-service bar provides a unique ambiance and feel. Our food is amazing! We can create any genre menu you want for your event. Our menu is stocked with a variety of seafood, Mexican, and American fare. We have the flexibility to provide buffet-style service or seated meals. On the weekends, we also serve breakfast/brunch with drink specials. It's a perfect get-away for company/office parties, baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, holiday parties and bridal luncheons. Call to speak with our event coordinator and plan your event today!


ART November 8 & 9: Art in the Park. 8th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9th, 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Stevenson Park, 1100 Friendswood Drive, November 10, 17, & 24: All Media Art Classes with Gay Pastora, Classes at 8:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m., Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1392 November 14 – January 8: 2014 Faculty Exhibition, UHCL Art Gallery, Mon – Thur, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri, 9:00 a.m. – noon, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., November 15 – January 4: Ice Sculptures Exhibit, Moody Gardens, Galveston,

Nickel & White Dove, 7:00 p.m. Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W.West, League City, 281-4882244, November 15: Lyle Lovett in Concert, 8:00 p.m.,The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-763-7173, December 5 & 6: Clear Lake Symphony Concert, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m., 18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay,

PHOTOGRAPHY November 20: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Longhorn Museum, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393 president@ba-


December 5 – 14: The Nutcracker, December 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th at 7:30 p.m. & December 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th at 2:00 p.m. Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre at University of Houston Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre, Call for tickets 281-480-1617,

MUSIC November 14: Willie Nelson in Concert, 8:00 p.m.,The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-763-7173, November 15: Bay Area Bluegrass, All Gospel Show with Bluegrass Solution, Buffalo



Library Story Times

Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning & computer classes forming, 281-474-9142, 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, Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W. Walker, League City La Porte Library: Tuesday is Story Time with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.; Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022,


November 22: Blue Santa Project, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393,

November 11: Country Western Dance Lessons, 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393,


1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940,

November 17: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7:00 p.m., check website for location, for more info, email,

December 4: Girls Just Wanna Have FunWine & Paint Event, 6:30 pm – 9:30 p.m. Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393,



THEATRE November 22: An Irish Christmas, 8 p.m. The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-763-7173, November 28 & 29: Maid Marian in a Stolen Car, 8:p.m. on 28th 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409763-7173, December 5 - 21: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 3:00 p.m. Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 AllenGenoa Rd, Pasadena, 713-941-1758, December 5 - 21: Miracle on 34th, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 2:30 p.m., Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-335-5228,


Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. 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., 281-4742551, Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281479-2431 Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, Butler Longhorn Museum: 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston, 409-765-5700, League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281-5542994, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, - Continued on Page 23





Friendswoods’ 5th Annual Art in the Park Festival: November 8 & 9 The Friendswood Fine Arts Nonprofit and the City of Friendswood present the 5th annual Art in the Park Festival, November 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and November 9th from 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. at Stevenson Park located at 1100 Friendswood Dr.

This event features 2 days of art and music, free activities for the kids, a “Man Cave” complete with live football broadcasting both days, along with artist demonstrations including muralist Ana Marietta, performances by Rachel Ash Aerial, and The Walking Tree of Life. This year on the stage is Aaron Loesch, the Modulation Band, Grifters & Shills, Jando and more. For more information about the festival including a list of activities and music lineup, please visit the website below. Art in the Park is a free event because of generous sponsors in and around the city of Friendswood. All proceeds from this event will help to fund future creativity-based community events. Since its inception in 2009, Friendswood Fine Arts, a volunteer run 501c3, has returned over $60,000 back into the community through community art education and endeavors. For more information about this event, visit or email Sara Peters at - Domino Taylor

2014 UHCL Faculty Exhibition Starts November 14 The University of Houston Clear Lake Faculty Exhibition will be at the UHCL Art Gallery from November 14 thru January 8, 2015. This exhibit provides a wonderful opportunity for the campus community and beyond to see firsthand the talents of the UHCL art professors. The exhibition showcases a variety of themes made in a flurry of media, with each instructor representing the disciplines they teach. Included in the show are four current full-time art and design instructors, Sandra Hu with painting and printmaking, Stuart Larson with digital media, Matthew Linton with photography and Jason Makepeace with sculpture, as well as recent retiree Nick J. de Vries with ceramics. A Preview Party is November 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. This event gives the art enthusiast the first chance to see the works on display with refreshments and adult beverages (21 & up). The exhibit will also offer a Brown Bag Series at noon to get close and hear about each faculty member’s work directly from them in a casual environment. Everyone is to bring their own lunch and the faculty will provide sodas. November 17 is Jason Makepeace, November 19 is Matthew Linton, November 24 is Stuart Larson, December 2 is Nick deVries and December 4 is Sandra Hu. The UHCL Art Gallery hours are Monday thru Thursday is 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – noon. UHCL is located at 2700 Bay Area Boulevard. For more information contact Office of Student Life at 281-283-2560 or the website, and they are also on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy this exhibit before the holiday activities get started or make a special event of it during the season and bring the whole family. - Domino Taylor

Art Calender: Cont. From Page 22 Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722,

La Porte, 281-479-2421, Space Center of Houston: Free Ballet Preview September 11, 7:00 p.m., 1602 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay,

Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens, 800-582-4673,, Festival of Lights November 15 – January 3.

Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 409 6th Street N., Texas City, 409-6435799,

San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Featured Artist: Rene' Palmer Armstrong

By Kelley Dawson Since her early childhood, local artist Rene' Palmer Armstrong remained resolute in her pursuit to realize her imagination. Armstrong’s urge to create was never stifled even though her parents wouldn’t allow her to study art. “I always loved art” she said. Often Armstrong made the toys her family could not afford out of cardboard or other found materials. She told, “I’d cut out and draw [a horse], put it together on a stick and ride it.” Armstrong also made intricate cardboard cars. In 1974, Armstrong’s husband asked her what she wanted for Christmas. Her response was a wooden Indian and art classes. She received both. Armstrong took ten oil painting classes and said she enjoyed every bit of it. Armstrong was also working with stained glass and later owned a successful shop appropriately named Slippery When Wet. However, with the tedious steps of adopting a foreign child and career circumstances, she took a break from her art until retirement. Then, Armstrong began experimenting with dichroic glass which was developed in the 1960’s by the aerospace program to better handle heat. According to Armstrong, the glass absorbs and reflects light thus staying cool to the touch. The two-colored glass looks as if it’s on fire. She stated, “It’s a living piece of art work. As the light changes, the glass does to.” Armstrong said she loves the glass so much that she makes it the focal point of her works by placing it in a shadow box canvas frame. She explained that she cuts, designs, and fuses the glass. Next, she interprets what she sees in the glass and adds acrylic accents to the canvas. Armstrong said, “It gives some movement to draw attention to the glass.” Armstrong wishes she could trademark all the reactions she’s heard regarding her works. She said most everyone expresses, “I’ve never seen anything like that.” Armstrong told her art has evolved from more traditional to abstract. She said, “I’m having the time of my life. It’s so freeing.” Armstrong disclosed that often the unique colors of the glass change in the kiln. She admitted, “The mistake can be better than the original plan.” Armstrong’s creative courage pushed her as she battled and defeated cancer twice- in 1996 and 2001. She told, “Cancer propels me to do what I do today. For me it’s a state of mind, a purpose.” Currently diagnosed with a brain tumor, Armstrong shared she is awaiting final test results, but again “won’t be slowed down.” She added, “With faith, family, and friends you can tackle anything.” She said she also finds her art very therapeutic. Her smaller art pieces start at $35. Armstrong wants her art to be affordable for all to appreciate. She said, “I enjoy making and seeing people excited about art.” Armstrong takes her art literally as well. She has authored two books. Wings and Ring is based on hundreds of love letters found in a junk store from a WWII pilot to his sweetheart in Houston. Armstrong’s second book, Gwendolyn, is a charming children’s book about a curious tree frog. See additional Armstrong works at Affaire d’Art in Galveston or on display November 29 at the Galveston Art Walk. For commissions visit or call 281.796-7177.






Nov 7th ................................................Sick Duck band 9pm Nov 8th ..........................College Football, The Playboyz 9pm Nov 9th ..........................................Cowboys/Jaguars 12pm Nov 10th ..............Houston Car Cruise, Panthers/Eagles 730pm Nov 13th ..........Happy Hour All Day, Bike Night, Bills/Dolphins Nov 14th....................................................Pirate Radio 9pm Nov 15th ........College Football, UFC 180 Velasquez Vs Werdum Nov 16th ............................................Texans/Browns 12pm Nov 17th............................................Steelers/Titans 730pm Nov 20th ......Happy Hour all Day, Bike Night, Chiefs/Raiders Nov 21st ..........................................Steve Garcia band 9pm Nov 22nd ......................College Football, Pacquiao Vs Algieri Nov 23rd ......Texan/Bengals 12pm, Cowboys/Giants 730pm Nov 24th ..............Houston Car Cruise, Ravens/Saints 730pm Nov 28th ..........................................................Flipside 9pm Nov 29th ..........................College Football, VuDu Kings 9pm Nov 30th ..............................................Texans/Titans 12pm


SNOW BUNNY Bikini Contest (Webster Location)





12810 Gulf Freeway • Houston, TX 77034

803 E. NASA Rd. 1 • Webster, TX 77598

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Weekends on the Water

41st Annual Dickens On The Strand Festival December 5 - 7 on Galveston Island All hail her majesty, the Queen! The 41st annual event, produced by Galveston Historical Foundation, will feature influences from the colonies of Great Britain during the time of Charles Dickens. This year’s festival begins Friday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, from 12 to 6 p.m. Tickets purchased before December 5 are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 7-12 for Saturday and Sunday. NEW THIS YEAR Tickets purchased at the gate are $14 for Saturday or Sunday. DisFezziwig’s Beer Hall: Mr. Fezzicounted tickets for GHF members wig was everything Ebenezer wasn’t are available for $9 for Saturday or and we pay tribute to his jovial perSunday. Tickets are available online at, by calling, 888-305sonality with our new Fezziwig’s Beer 7627 or at all area Randall’s stores. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for 1⁄2 price. Hall. Join us Friday evening, December 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. for specialty acts, hearty brews and new friends all hosted by Dickens descendant Jane Monk. Admission is free for this lively start to the 41st anniversary.

Dinner With Dickens at the 1880 Garten Verein: It’s a renewed take on a Dickens classic as the annual dinner returns to the breathtaking German dancing pavilion. Held for one night only on Friday, December 5, 6 p.m., “Dinner with Dickens” will treat guests to an evening of specially crafted food, grand storytelling and royal company as the festival’s Queen Victoria makes her annual entrance. Returning to the breathtaking 1880 Garten Verein, it’s a holiday dinner not to be missed! Tickets are $80 per person and reservations are required.

“It’s exciting for us to offer a new twist to the annual Dickens event,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “This year we bring back some old favorites for those who come annually but we are adding a distinctive historical theme that will add new attractions and cultural experiences.” The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items. Two descendants of Charles Dickens will once again grace the festival as GHF welcomes Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, greatgreat-great-granddaughter of Dickens, and Jane Monk, great-greatgranddaughter. Both women will be at numerous events throughout the weekend. Lucinda will be promoting her new book “Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards” at the festival. "I'm so looking forward to returning to Galveston and Dickens on the Strand this December,” says Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. “The festival has become a highlight of the Dickensian calendar and this year promises to be better than ever, with lots of exciting new ideas. My cousin Jane Dickens Monk and I have already got our corsets ready, so I hope you'll come and join us!"

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



Featured Attractions

1. Space Center Houston

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

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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

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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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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. Aspens................817 Clear Lake Rd. (Clear Lake Shores) 2. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 3. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 4. Beach Hut ........................731 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 5. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 6. Big Shots ..........................................11500 Space Center 7. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 8. Bombshells - Webster..........................803 E NASA Pkwy 9. Boondoggles ....................................4106 NASA Parkway 10. Bullrito’s ....................1820 Nasa Parkway (Nassau Bay) 11. Bullrito’s ..................12617 Underwood Road (La Porte) 12. Bullrito’s ........................3709 Center Street (Deer Park) 13. Bullrito’s............4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy (Pasadena) 14. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 15. Caps and Corks ..........500 Baybrook Mall in Food Court 16. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 17. Center Court Pizza & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 18. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 19. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 20. Chasin’ Tails ............................2402 Bay Area Boulevard 21. Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar ..3202 Marina Bay Dr 22. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 23. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 24. Cullen’s............................................11500 Space Center 25. D Bar 937......................937 Dixie Farm Road (Houston) 26. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) 27. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 28. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 29. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 30. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 31. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 32. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 33. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 34. Fatty’s..................................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) 35. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 36. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 37. Floyd’s On The Water 1301 Harborwalk Dr., (Hitchcock) 38. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 39. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd

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40. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 41. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 42. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 44. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 45. JP’s Upperdeck............................609 Bradford (Kemah) 46. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 47. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 48. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 49. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 50. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 51. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 52. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 53. Las Haciendas • South Shore ........2951 Marina Bay Dr. 54. Lelia’s ..........................................18119 Egret Bay Blvd 55. Lone Star Grill ..........................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff)) 56. Luna’s Restaurant (Hilton) ............3000 NASA Parkway 57. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 58. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 59. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 60. Malibu Steaks and Seafood ..6425 Broadway St Pearland 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. Noah’s Ark Restaurant..............4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 75. Nobi Public House............241 E NASA Pkwy, (Webster) 76. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 77. Palapa Bar..................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 78. Pelican Grill ..................3142 Nasa Parkway (Seabrook) 79. Pier 27 Tavern ................3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 80. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive 81. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ..............1303 Nasa Pkwy


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82. R&R Sports Bar ................3338 83. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4 84. Quaker Steak & Lube ..2502 S. 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. Star Fleet Marina ...................... 2 96. Thai Stellar ......................803 NA 97. The Cock & Bull ........3659 NASA 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................123 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Paint Pub ............1840 NAS 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. The Score Board ...................... 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 .........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. Wolfies Clear Lake ................... 114. Zone 504 .................................


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DICKENS ON THE STRAND: Cont. From Page 27 Expanded Festival Parade and Vendors: With over 150 vendors throughout the festival, Dickens on The Strand is your opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. In addition to our numerous new craft and specialty vendors, our daily parades will also host new groups and excitement from all of the colonies of Britain! Breakfast with Dickens: The great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Jane Monk, isn’t just coming to this year’s event to take in the sights and share in her heritage, she’s also there to cook up a traditional English breakfast! Held on Saturday, December 6 at 8 a.m., join Jane and a celebrity chef as they prepare a one-of-a-kind experience in one of Galveston’s most beloved historic homes, the 1859 Ashton Villa. Tickets are $55 and reservations are required.

MORE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS The festival weekend also hosts a multitude of spirited fun with events such as the crowd favorite Whimsical Whisker Revue, a facial hair contest for the bearded and the dandy; the Dickens Victorian Bed Races; Victorian Costume Contest; Civil War living history encampments and daily parades through Galveston's National Historic Landmark Strand District. In addition, new and ex-

panded events are planned for all days of the event, including: Oliver’s Alley Children’s Area:Children by the thousands come each year for the parades, petting zoo, history encampments and more. This year’s event will feature the new Oliver’s Alley children’s area, presented by the Galveston Children’s Museum, where specialty programs and events will be scheduled all weekend long. Lucinda Dickens Hawksley will also lead a special workshop at Oliver’s Alley for participating youth. Salute To Sunset onboard the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA: The Texas Seaport Museum transforms to a London wharf for this toast to the end of the day and beginning of the evening. The Tall Ship ELISSA welcomes you board Saturday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m. for heavy appetizers, cocktails, cannon fire and special guests leading up to Saturday night’s Pickwicks’s Lanternlight Parade. Tickets are $45 per person. Holiday Handbell Concerts: The 1859 St. Joseph's Church, the state's first wooden built church and well known for its exceptional acoustics, hosts three holiday hand bell concert on Friday, December 5 at 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and reservations are required. Saint Arnold’s Strand Walking Tour: Learn about the history of The Strand and enjoy some of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s signature ales during this new tour. Held twice, both days of Dickens on The Strand, you’ll visit three festival pubs as you walk through the National Historic Landmark district with your guide. Tickets are $25 per person and include three complimentary beers. For more info on Dickens on The Strand or to purchase advance tickets, visit or call 409-765-7834.

53rd Annual CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE Dec.13 from 6 to 9 p.m • Clear Lake/Kemah Channel • Presented by League City



The 53rd Anniversary Christmas Boat Lane Parade will be Saturday, December 13 from 6 to 9 p.m on Clear Lake and through the Kemah Channel. Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake. The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traUpcoming verse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. To participate in the parade: Early entry is only $60 per boat and includes a Skipper's Bag filled with fun donations from area merchants and two tickets to the Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 14. A great way to get involved is by participating as a sponsor. There are many sponsorships available, from he individual awards: $150, $250, or $350 and up. This is a great way to advertise your business while spreading a little Christmas cheer. This memorable event is produced by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and is a success because of the very dedicated committee. To participate or for more details visit or contact Shari Sweeney at 281-488-7676.

Lakewood Racer O.J. Young captures second Bacardi Cup Longtime, experienced racer O. J. Young of Lakewood Yacht Club won the Harvest Moon Regatta®Bacardi Cup for the second year in a row. He was presented this prestigious award during the Oct. 12 Awards Ceremony held at Port Aransas’ City Pavilion. Racing on his yacht “Happy Ending”, a Hallberg Rassy 42F, the competition in the Bacardi Fleet this year was in high gear as the Gulf of Mexico’s unpredictable winds came at the racers from all directions.


Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 13 • Kemah Channel

HYC Turkey Day Regatta Sat. Nov. 22-23 Galv. Bay

HYC Club Championship Sat. Nov. 29 Galv. Bay


Cold Front Youth Race

O.J. Young (center) and Harvest Moon Co-Founder John Broderick (at the mic) and crew on "Happy EndA 150 Mile race across the Gulf of Mexico from Galve- ing." Richard Ancy of Bacardi USA is third from left.

ston, which started at the Pleasure Pier on Thurs. afternoon, Oct. 9, to Port Aransas, the Harvest Moon Regatta® had 166 boats start the race and 144 actually finish. Of that, 11 boats were from Seabrook, 20 from Kemah, eight from League City, seven from Corpus, eight from additional Texas cities outside of Houston. “Lakewood Yacht Club had a record number of trophy winners this year – 28, with 14 of those being first place,” said Jack Seitzinger, Chair of the Harvest Moon Regatta®. His Principle Race Officer this year was Andrea Todaro.

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Galveston Bay Sail & Power Squadron Once again "America's Boating Course" has been voted the best basic boating course as taught by the United States Power Squadron (USPS). Galveston Bay Sail & Power Squadron is your local unit of USPS and will present this year's final class of "America's Boating Course" on Saturday, November 8, at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club. This one-day class includes the text and other materials plus your Texas Parks & Wildlife certification and your basic boating course certification. Having both the Texas and USPS certifications will make renting a boat easier, decrease your

boat insurance, entitle your children 13-17 to operate a small boat or PWC independently, and open the world of safe and responsible boating to your family.


2014 SEASON OVER! Wednesday Night Races On Clear Lake

Contact Squadron Education Officer Pam Sanders Info: 281-636-3508 for more information or to reserve your spot in the November class at or 713-962-8878. Come for the classes and stay for the fun!




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31 VAPORZ Continued From Page 46 These brands were selected for their consistently strong reviews in the e-cigarette industry, and because the staff has used these e-liquids and believes they represent the best flavor, vapor production and most consistent experience the e-cigarette industry has to offer. Buy local for a wider product selection. Leave the store with


your items in hand with no waiting. “Everybody involved in the shop lives within a 10 mile radius and that's important for me to know that what we make gets reinvested in this area. I've only been in the area for close to a year but it's been very good to us and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else,” said Farese.


Stop by 31 Vaporz today. The store is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Give them a call with any questions at 832-465-1185 and they will be happy to assist you!





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B52 Brewing 12470 Milroy Ln, Conroe, TX 77304 73.4 miles • 1h 18min*

Spoetz (Shiner) Brewing

Independence Brewing

603 East Brewery Street Shiner, TX 77984 141 miles • 2h 25min*

3913 Todd Lane #607 Austin, TX 78744 189 miles • 3h 1min*

TX Brewery List Continued Cedar Creek Brewery 5 Stones Craft Brewing 850 Schneider Cibolo, TX 78108 206 miles • 3h 13min*

244 E Cedar Creek Pkwy Seven Points, TX 75143 241 miles • 3h 44min*

FireWheel Brewing 2806 Lawing Ln. STE C Rowlett TX, 75088 281 miles • 4h 21min*

Goliad Brewing 252 Metting Road Goliad, Texas, 77963 178 miles • 2h 46min*

Cornel’s Brewing

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407 Radam Ln Austin, TX 78745 191 miles • 3h 4min*

7001 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76134 289 miles • 4h 29min*

Pedernales Brewing Guadalupe Brewing 1580 Wald Rd. Suite 1 New Braunfels, TX 78132 206 miles • 3h 14min*

13410 Hwy 105 Beaumont, TX 77713 80.9 miles • 1h 25min*

Huff Brewing Co.

Circle Brewing Co.

9807 Koehn Rd. Bellville, TX 77418 87.5 miles • 1h 37min*

2340 W Braker Ln., St.e B Austin, TX 78758 184 miles • 3h 10min*

97 Hitchin Post Trail Fredericksburg, TX 266 miles • 4h 24min*

Martin House Brewing South Austin Brewing 415 E Saint Elmo, Unit 1D Austin TX 78745 191 miles • 3h 4min*

Twisted X Brewing 23455 W. RR 150 Dripping Springs, TX 78620 213 miles • 3h 30min*

Deep Ellum 2823 St Louis Street Dallas, TX 75226 267 miles • 4h 3min*

Infamous Brewing Cycler's Brewing 17105 Osburn Rd Montgomery, TX 77356 95.8 miles • 1h 37min*

Live Oak

Rogness Brewing

3301-B East 5th Street Austin, Texas 78702 188 miles • 3h 3min*

2400 Patterson Industrial Pflugerville, TX 78660 198 miles • 3h 9min*

4602 Weletka Dr. #200 Austin, TX 78734 213 miles • 3h 33min*

220 S. Sylvania Ave. 209 Fort Worth, TX 76111 290 miles • 4h 34min*

Rahr & Sons Brewing Community Beer 1530 Inspiration Dr. Dallas, TX 75207 270 miles • 4h 13min*

701 Galveston Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104 290 miles • 4h 34min*

Solid Rock Brewing 2214 Bee Creek Road Spicewood, TX 78669 214 miles • 3h 34min*

Brazos Valley Brewing 201 W. First St. Breham, Texas 77833 102 miles • 1h 44min*

Austin Beerworks 3009 Industrial Terrace Austin, TX 78758 189 miles • 2h 58min*

Thirsty Planet Brewing 11160 Circle Drive Austin, Texas 78736 202 miles • 3h 18min*

Four Corners 423 Singleton Blvd Dallas, TX 75212 270 miles • 4h 12min*

Franconia Brewing 495 McKinney Parkway McKinney, Tx 75071 300 miles • 4h 47min*

Ranger Creek Brewing 4834 Whirlwind St. San Antonio, TX 78217 224 miles • 3h 28min*

Texas Big Beer Brewery

Adelbert's Brewery

400 County Road 3136 Buna, TX 77612 105 miles • 1h 48min*

2314 Rutland Dr #100 Austin, TX 78758 189 miles • 3h 12min*

Shannon Brewing Peticolas Brewing Co. New Braunfels Brewing 180 W Mill St #100 New Braunfels, TX 78130 203 miles • 3h 13min*

Branchline Brewing

818 N. Main Street Keller, TX 76248 301 miles • 5h 2min*

3633 Metro Parkway San Antonio, TX 227 miles • 3h 36min*

New Republic Brewing

Hops & Grain

Jester King

Real Ale Brewing

11405 N. Dowling Rd., H College Station, TX 77845 123 miles • 2h 4min*

507 Calles Austin, TX 78702 189 miles • 3h 12min*

13005 Fitzhugh Rd. B Austin, TX 78736 205 miles • 3h 23min*

231 San Saba Ct. Blanco, TX 78606 236 miles • 3h 53min*


2026 Farrington St. Dallas, TX 75207 270 miles • 4h 18min*


Lakewood Brewing

Revolver Brewing

2302 Executive Drive Garland, TX 75041 279 miles • 4h 48min*

5650 Matlock Road Granbury, TX 76049 307 miles • 4h 54min*


HOW FAR AWAY IS...? The SCENE’s Texas Brewery & Brewpub Map

Visit online @ *We selected the Endeavour highrise on the shore of Clear Lake for our point of reference when measuring distance to Texas breweries. Not only is it centrally located in our market, but visible from all over. Karbach Brewing 2032 Karbach Street Houston, TX 77092 37.5 miles • 43 minutes*

Galactic Coast Brewing 1675 Dickinson Ave, Dickinson, TX 77539

Galveston Island Brewing 8423 Stewart Rd. Galveston, TX 77554 29.8 miles • 41 minutes*

9.2 miles • 22 minutes*

Texian Brewing 1125 FM 359 Richmond, Texas 77406 48.3 miles • 58 minutes*

Saint Arnold Brewing 2000 Lyons Ave. Houston, TX 77020 Texas Beer Refinery 1825 Dickinson Ave Dickinson, TX 77539

29.9 miles • 34 minutes*

9.7 miles • 23 minutes*

No Label Brewing 5351-A 1st Street Katy, TX 77493 56.7 miles • 1h 5 min*

Beerfoot Beach Bar 2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550 Anheuser-Busch 775 Gellhorn Drive Houston, TX 77029

30.2 miles • 42 minutes*

Lone Pint 507 Commerce Street Magnolia, TX 77355

27.4.miles • 31 minutes*

72 miles • 1h 20 min*

Buffalo Bayou Brewing 5301 Nolda St. Houston, TX 77007 32.9 miles • 37 minutes*

8th Wonder Brewery 2202 Dallas St,. Houston, TX 77003 27.5 miles • 31 minutes*

Southern Star Brewing 1207 N FM 3083 Fort Bend Brewing Conroe, TX 13370 South Gessner 77303 Missouri City, TX 77489 73.5 miles 34.5 miles • 37 minutes*

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Texas Breweries snag GABF Hardware Full List of Texas Winners GOLD MEDALISTS: Armadillo Ale Works for Quakertown Stout in the imperial stout category Community Beer Co. for Public Ale in the extra special bitter category Grapevine Craft Brewery for Sir William’s English Brown Ale in the English-style brown ale category Oasis, Texas Brewing for London Homesick Ale in the ordinary or special bitter category Peticolas Brewing for 2012 Great Scot! in the aged beer category Real Ale Brewing for Benedictum in the Belgian-style lambic or sour ale category


Last month the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 268 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. A record 14 Texas breweries were awarded sixteen medals (last year, Texas brought home ten medals), including six golds. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. In its 28th year, the 2014 competition surpassed all previous participation records both nation-wide and from the Lone star State. A total of 44 Texas breweries had booths at the festival and Texas finished as the fourth most decorated state by total medal count this year, only coming behind California, Colorado and Oregon, respectively. This statistic represents a continued shift in upward momentum as Texas was the sixth most decorated state in 2013, and the eighth most decorated state in 2012.

Saint Arnold for Summer Pils in the Munich-style Helles category

Regarded as the Super Bowl of Beer, the Great American Beer Festival offers a chance for brewers to showcase their stuff at the nation’s largest tasting competition. On the floor of the convention hall, however, GABF—which hosts more than 700 brewers and nearly 50,000 visitors annually—the competition devolves into a mutual admiration society a la the Academy Awards, and there's no question that Texas brewers were on the receiving end of a lot of that love.

Thirsty Planet for Yellow Armadillo in the American-style wheat beer category

Bay Area Brew Off: Saturday, Nov. 15

Austin Beerworks for Fire Eagle in the American-style strong pale ale Pedernales Brewing for Lobo Negro in the German-style schwarzbier category

5 Stones for Aloha Pina in the herb and spice category

BRONZE MEDALISTS: Community Beer Co. for Ascension in the coffee beer category Pinthouse Pizza for Jaguar Shark in the wood-and-barrel-aged strong stout category Rahr & Sons for the Regulator in the German-style doppelbock category Saint Arnold for Weedwhacker in the German-style wheat ale category Spoetzl Brewery for Shiner Bock in the American-style dark lager category

Homebrew Competition benefitting Second Chance Pets Two of the area’s top beer bars, Boondoggles Pub and Nobi Public House, are teaming up to present the first annual Bay Area Brew Off. This homebrew competition and celebration of Texas craft beer will take place at Boondoggles Pub (Saturday, November 15 at 11am) and benefit Second Chance Pets. Judging will begin at 2pm with winners selected by a panel of local brewery representatives and the managers from Boondoggles and Nobi. there will be serving booths showcasing select brews and tasting kits DRINK OF AGES WHAT’S ON TAP available to the public. So come out and have some fun Badlands Radio KPRC 950AM while supporting a worthy 6-8 p.m. Live Thursdays 3 p.m. Sundays cause. Hosts: Jon Denman Hosts: James Simpson

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Featured Bartender Cont. from Page 53 Month of your birthday? Do you believe in Astrology? “April baby, I can say when I get bored I read into my zodiac sign, and the description is always dead on. So how could I not believe?” Have you served anyone famous or infamous? “The rapper and producer Mannie Fresh would come into Twin Peaks late night and sit at the bar. He is the nicest guy and so polite.” Do you prefer hot chocolate with or without marshmallows? “With! If there's no marshmallows, it’s not real hot chocolate.” What's the best thing about being at Bombshells? “The unlimited opportunities I have with the company. Our growth is tremendous and many doors are opening up.”

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Slide Effect @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

where else? How about one of the few places out on The SCENE large enough for *everybody,* which, of course, would be Jackie’s Brickhouse. The menu at Jackie’s has gotten crazy good as I’ve noticed steady growth in the weeknight dinner crowd. The band I was interested in seeing that evening was Slide Effect, a group I hadn’t caught in quite some time and a bunch I’m quite fond of. The night was rocking with the kit and bass holding down the fort and Pat Beadles on harp, was connected well with the cosmos that evening. However, what I was curious about was catching Bennie Brasket sharing guitar duties with Lynn Raggio. This duo, in my mind, has the possibilities similar to Joe Walsh playing along with Don Felder and not many bands locally can boast of such a strong guitar paring (The Navigators and Cold Feet are two local bands that do come to mind though). I’m not sure if I’ll get to hear a local live rendition of a Hotel California outro The Line Up @ soon but T-bone Tom’s the possibilities with this duo exist and it would be a good set to catch….

COLLEGE OF THE MAINLAND – Folks, you should try to make it down to catch Sparky Koerner’s Jazz Ensemble & Jazz . These are seriously good shows, offered free to the public and are played in perhaps the finest sounding rooms in the area. Many musicians have been through Sparky’s curriculum which includes some of the snazziest jazz your ears will ever enjoy. What I like about this style of music are the crisp stops, Sparky Koerner’s Jazz Ensemble sharp @ College Of breaks, The Mainland and nifty progressions the entire band pulls off song after song after song. In the unifying forces of music department, I’ve a hunch we will someday see a few of the areas young industrial metal rock musicians trying out jazz which makes sense as the music form stimulates the brightest of minds, has survived the test of time, and would be simply cool to see pan out. Now, back to the show…

IT’S A WRAP – We waited all summer Blue Moon for this weather we had in @ Crazy October, and I hope everyAlan’s body’s getting a chance to Swamp enjoy it. As we turn our Shack sights to the Holiday Season, we hope all of you get the chance to enjoy time with family, friends, and catch a few magical moments along the way which hopefully includes taking in a couple live music shows Flyleaf @ while out and about out there on The Scout Bar SCENE. We’ll see you out there!

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Slide Effect @ Jackie’s Brickhouse




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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 47

Flyleaf @ Scout Bar

Fab 56 @ Discovery Green

TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE – This month, we took in two shows, Fly Leaf and Flock of Seagulls (at Scout Bar, of course). We’ve seen both before on The SCENE and follow-ups were in order. First, the band from Flyleaf @ Temple, Texas: Since the Scout Bar last time we saw them, their lead singer had quit the band yet here they were on their Between the Stars tour promoting their fourth album and first with their new label, Loud & Proud Records. With over 2.7 million Facebook likes and a nationwide tour, this band is clearly clicking big. We were mostly interested in checking out Kristen May (the band’s new lead vocalist) and weren’t the only ones as we bumped into and chatted with her parents and uncle who came all the way from Temple for the show. High flying energetic show: check, check, check! Connection with the crowd, check! The band having fun on stage, check! Fly Leaf – Good to go! The last time we caught Flock of Seagulls was at Cullen's, the band backing up frontman Mike Score was incredibly crisp, but it was hard to connect with Mike that evening years ago. It seemed as though Mike was hiding under his baseball cap the entire night. This time around at Scout Bar and at peace with his new hairstyle, it was a much more relaxed! Mike Score on stage chatting it up with the all-age Scout Bar audience and comfortable being the seasoned rock musician he happens to be. "I Ran" and "Space Age Love Song " were as catchy this evening as they were 30 years ago. PerFlock of haps better Seagulls would have @ Scout been for the Bar song to play out longer but then, music of the ’80s was rarely constructed with long lead breaks that we tend to like. Nonetheless, the show was satisfying! Onward…

OVER THE TOP – For five years, we’ve been following this allvolunteer collective of local musicians from across the Greater Houston metroplex. Each year, they come together to recreate renditions of Classic Rock albums from the ’60s. Having already accomplished Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pet Sounds, and Abbey Road “it made some sense” as the groups leader, David Blassingame, puts it, for this year to go with “Revolver,” the seventh Beatles Album and Number 3 on the updated Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2012 Updated List) – Not too shabby, eh? If this alone weren’t enough, the show marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles making their live appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, which good people, was one of the most widely viewed television events in history. The group claims a legitimate reason to rename itself to the Fab 56 with a larger-than-ever orchestra section this year filling the stage at Discovery Green. Also filled this year was the viewing lawn which speaks of the following this group has built over the years. Individually, the members of this group possess considerable talent, each enough to front their own performing band, and each year, Fab 56 @ are able to get it Discovery together by Green coming together for the BIG show. Congrats to the band for a job well done!


- Cont. on Page 45



WELCOME TO THE COCK & BULL BRITISH PUB! We are a True British Pub and family restaurant in Seabrook, Texas, located on NASA Road One with the Union Jack Flag Mural on the building. We are approximately 1 mile west of 146 on the south side of the street.

for only $29 per person. Be sure to get your reservation for the next one! • FREE Valet Parking ~ Don't try to find a spot, simply allow us do it for you! We have FREE Valet Tuesday - Saturday


BRITISH PUB & RESTAURANT Saturdays & Sundays for brunch! ALSO, some Thursdays are with LIVE music... We have Original Songwriters Showcase! • Darts & Shuffleboard in our very own Game Room. • COZY Queen's Library to hideaway in with Sofa's and Coffee Tables in front of the fireplace. • LARGE Dining Room with LOADS of space for parties & events. • WEDDING Rehearsal Dinners & Wedding Dinners perfect for the cozy one-ofa-kind atmosphere! • British Butler Catering for parties outside of the pub at any location of your choice. We were voted "BEST Pub & Bar in the Bay Area" by our customers – you! "THANK YOU" to all our great customers! We offer a Full Bar with: • ALL the Mixed Drinks you can think of.... • Martini Specials that are incredible – six house martinis to choose from! • GREAT Craft Beers (17 craft drafts of which 5 are British) - When your CRAFT beer keg kicks, we immediately swap it out with another fantastic craft beer… Keeping things interesting with craft beers. So, get over here and get the craft beers while they are on tap... when the keg kicks, it's gone. • BRITISH BEERS ~ Boddington's Pub Ale, Guinness, Murphy's Irish Stout, Fuller's London Pride & even a True Pear Cider! • Other Craft Brew beers are rotated based on the season and availability. • WINE Tastings “Wine & Dine” ~ Once per month (every second Tuesday), lovely wines from all over the world are paired with great morsels or tidbits of food. You are well-entertained and fed


Nights. Large events will always have the FREE valets available. If you don't see the valet, just hang out for a minute. He's probably just parking a car! No worries! We have you covered! • Excellent Wines - Whites, Reds, Moscatos, Ports & Sherries! AND, don't forget, we have the Wine Tastings! • FABULOUS Service with our GREAT Team ~ Beth, is our fearless leader, & Lloyd will always greet you from behind the bar! • FANTASTIC Food (British & American Cuisine) Menus – The Best Authentic Fish & Chips in town! • Huge “Almost Round” Bar with loads of seating!

• Highchairs & booster seats for kiddos are also available, so bring the family! • True British foods made from scratch, and the Fish & Chips are incredible. With our True Brit food, live music weekends, happy hour specials, brilliant dinner menu, friendly staff, full bar, 55 craft beers and eclectic wine collections, you are sure to be satisfied is some way, shape or form. Brilliant, bloody brilliant! Surprisingly, we even have Coors Lite, Miller Lite & Bud Lite! Call us anytime at 832-2828202.

• Games of all sorts lying around waiting around for you to play! • LIVE Music Wednesdays, Fri-

3659 NASA Rd. 1 • 832-282-8202 SUN. – MON.: 11AM to 10PM TUES. – THURS.: 11AM to MIDNIGHT; FRI. – SAT.: 11AM to 2AM




Above (Left to Right): Fly Leaf @ Scout Bar; The Line Up @ T-Bone Tom's and the Myrna Sanders Band @ Seabrook Festival of the Arts

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

AUTUMN – Is finally here and not a moment too soon. We caught lots of good outdoor live music in October at the Third Annual Seabrook Festival of the Arts where The Myrna Sanders Band sounded fantastic on the open-air stage on perhaps the nicest weekend for the month. Myrna passed along that she’s gotten the song writing bug and been creating lots of new content so we’ll stay tuned in. A nice addition to this year’s festival was the performance by Farpoint Theatre, a local troop of young talented actors performing a takeoff on Firefly – Myrna Sanders Band what a nice way to @ Seabrook Festival spend the day. T-Bone of the Arts Tom’s was packed as usual for the weekend dinner crowds this month and brought in The Lineup from Galveston for an interesting night of variety of postdinner cover dancing. Crazy Alan’s Swap

Shack scored well as the place to enjoy an outdoor meal and drinks, intelligent conversation with friends and pleasing sounds hosting the Blue Moon duet of Doyle & Bradshaw on Blue Moon duet @ Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack the Swamp Shack stage. The full Blue Moon Band reports a lineup which should be definitely a dandy. Further into the Lighthouse District, we caught Laura Mager’s new cover project, Risky Business at Zone 504. Looking forward to hearing more of this group in the months ahead as they settle into their groove. Down in Bacliff, the music-friendly setting Bob and Katie have going is clearly Risky Business @ Zone 504 taking root with appreciative music lovers taking in the finest of R&B brought to these parts. This month, we took in a great show from Luther and the Healers whom we’ve been enjoying since the days he headlined the South Shore wine festivals of yesteryear. - Continued on Page 47



Luther and The Healers @ Katie's





Come Join the Party at JP’S UPPER DECK By Rhonda Meredith Everyone is welcome at JP’s Upper Deck. Since opening in September, the venue has sought to build their reputation as a different kind of bar. The management understands that their customers work hard, and at the end of the day want to relax in a friendly atmosphere. So head over to JP’s Upper Deck and enjoy the casual neighborhood appeal amidst the new and modern furnishings. The spacious venue is located at 609 Bradford in Kemah and nestled upstairs in the Toucan Alley building on the corner of Bradford and 7th Street. There is even elevator access up to bar.

within five minutes of any score during an NFL game. The venue also loves pub crawlers as JP’s Upper Deck will take part in the Krewe Du Lac's Annual Kemah Christmas Toy Drive & Pub Crawl and on Friday, December 12. But make time to stop in sooner!

Inside, JP’s Upper Deck is all new. Everything from the bar counters, to the furnishings, and even down to the bamboo flooring has been renovated and updated. It is beautiful inside. You don’t have to take our word for it, come see for yourself! JP’s Upper Deck is excited about all the changes. JP’s Upper Deck loves their football and carries a full NFL package with every NFL game available. On Monday nights, complimentary hot dogs, nachos, and other bar food is available on a rotating selection during the football game. There is a fun drink special in play every time your favorite team scores and every time any other NFL team scores, too. It is a winwin! Get in the red zone with $2 wells, $5 martinis and $4 Jaeger, Rumplemintz and Fireball shots


Ladies are appreciated, too, at JP’s Upper Deck with $3 wine and $4 martinis drink specials all day on Wednesdays. And seven days a week, the experienced bar staff offers the highest level of customer service around. Get a cold drink such as JP’s Upper Deck Margarita made with Titanium Tequila, and unwind with a game of pool, Golden Tee, or darts on one of the tournament-style dartboards. Watch the game indoors or outside under the huge outdoor back deck and its new 16-foot cover, and let the bay breeze make its presence known. Musical entertainment is always available with the internet jukebox playing popular tunes. Live bands perform twice a month on Fridays and Saturdays. Gary Michael Dahl, Fidelity Maxx, Crowded Mind, The Hook, Luther & The Healers, Wild Rabbit Salad, and 4 Barrel Ramblers will be performing in November Check JP’s Upper Deck’s Facebook page for a complete list of dates. This neighborhood gathering place has regular operating hours Mondays through Fridays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. (JP’s Upper Deck will open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.) Call 281-957-7975 and book your holiday parties. JP’s Upper Deck has onsite catering that does any occasion events. Be sure to stop by and welcome them to The SCENE!




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. 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 Wed-Fri 5-8pm ------------------------

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


Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks ------------------------


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

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: 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: Mon-Thurs all Day $2.50 Wells, $1.75 Drafts, Oyster Shooters $2 or 6 for $10 & $2 Well Schnapps; Sat 7a-4p &

Sun 10a-Close $2.50 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas. Upstairs Palapa Bar MonThurs 3-6pm 1/2 price Appetizers, $1.75 Drafts and $2 Wells; Mon & Thurs night Football .50 wings 7-10 pm Always 1/2 Price Well Drinks While Raining at Noah's! ------------------------

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 11am7pm & Sat-Sun 11am6pm 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 Monday-Friday and Thursday 3-11pm – Half priced Selected appetizers in the bar & Half off Signature Cocktails -----------------------Where: 3338 FM 528 (Bay Area Blvd. & FM 528) When Every day., Open until 7pm What: $2.25 Wells, $2.75 Dom Btls. & $2.50 Dom Pints ------------------------

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

Where: 609 Bradford. When: Mon-Sat 4-7pm What: $1 off all mixed drinks; $12 Domestic Buckets; $2.50 Domestic Drafts; $3 Import Crafts. ------------------------

Where: 2402 Bay Area Blvd.. When: Mon-Sat 4-7pm What: $1 off all beer; $3.50 well drinks; $1 of all wine; $4 beer battered mushrooms, fried zucchini sticks or fried pickles; $5 fried cheese planks, pork boudin link or Guinness beer battered onion rings; $6 fried calamari, 4 beer sliders, firend shrimp or 7 buffalo hot wings.

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.





Featured Bartender STEPHANIE AT BOMBSHELLS 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; ------------------------Where: 605 6th Street, Suite C, Kemah When: Mon.-Fri. Noon to 7pm What: $3.25 Wells, $2.25 Domestic Pints, $5 Jager Bombs ------------------------Where: 650 FM 517 (Dickinson) When: Monday Friday 36pm What: $1.99 Domestic Draft Pints; $2.99 Premium Draft Pints; $2.99 House WIne & Appetizers -----------------------Where: 901 Nasa Pkwy When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-6pm; Sun Noon-6pm What: $2.75 Dom. Beer; Wed: Happy Hour All Day & All Night

Bombshells and bartending background. Stephanie’s first bartending job was at 18 years old. She has “bartended at all types of venues in Galveston and Houston” for the past five years. Currently she is Bombshells’ Bar Manager and Training Coordinator. Stephanie is training at Bombshells’ Fuqua location and is scheduled to open all future locations. She keeps her skills honed by bartending a few shifts a week. Signature drink? “Even though they are time consuming, I love to make Chocolate Martinis. You can't beat alcohol and dessert in one!” And just because it is November… Favorite Thanksgiving food? “My mom's homemade mashed potatoes.” Do you have any Thanksgiving holiday traditions? “Normally my family gets together for Thanksgiving early in the day and we eat, and eat, and eat, watch football, and then the food coma sets in. This year I am going on a family cruise departing on Thanksgiving, so we are breaking tradition.”

Favorite book? Definitely the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. Favorite movie? The Hunger Games. Favorite sports team? Houston Rockets

What are you thankful for? “I am thankful for my supportive family and loving boyfriend. I wouldn't be where I am today without their full support and help.” I say Black Friday shopping, you say.... “All the crazies are out.” Have you been shopping after Thanksgiving? “Yes, I went for the first time two years ago and vowed to never go again. Too hectic and too many horror stories of people getting in fights and being trampled to death all over material items.” What did you study in college? Finance What song could you listen to over and over? Any Journey song.

Where: 6425 Broadway Street Pearland When: Monday - Friday 4-7pm What: 1/2 off all beer, select wines discounted to $4 per glass.

Life motto. "Be fearless, be brave, be bold, and love yourself." Best thing about cooler weather? Good hair day every day. You may not know… Stephanie was Miss Twin Peaks Webster in 2013. “I won the bikini contest and traveled to Denver for the finals. It was an amazing experience.” She is also the oldest of seven children. “I love having a big family - there is always someone to talk to.” What would you tell a younger girl about beauty? “It all starts with loving yourself especially your imperfections and flaws because that's what makes you unique.” - Continued on Page 42

Where: 18119 Egret Ba (Webster) What: $2.50 Ritas; $2.25 Domestic Beer; $3 Import Beer ------------------------

Where: 2502 Gulf Freeway South When: Mon-Fri. 4-7pm What: $1 off all domestic beer, wine & well drinks; $2 off all premium drinks & craft beer; $3 off all shareable appetizers

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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New Club & Pub Report:

Chasin’ Tails Sports Bar & Cajun Cuisine Chasin’ Tails, located at 2402 Bay Area Blvd. (at Space Center Blvd.), is a family- and bikerfriendly restaurant. Its New Orleans-style décor is inviting, and the energetic atmosphere is screaming for a good time. Their food is made from scratch with a real taste of Louisiana. The menu is a combination of American fare and international recipes. Specialties include catfish, chicken, gumbo, etouffe, and Italian grilled cheese (dipped in marinara). Some of the family recipes date back 100 years. The Thursday dinner special coincides with live music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., which is cool. What could be better? How about breakfast? Starting November 14, Chasin’ Tails will be launching breakfast on Fridays through Sundays starting at 6:30 to 11 a.m. Until then, their hours of operation are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week. Happy hour is also seven days a week from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a full bar fitted with multiple daiquiri machines, and stocked with craft beer, including 10 beers from 10 Texas breweries. Order their original frozen drink, a “Hurricane Rita” (a hurricane mixed with a margarita), and watch sports on one of the many flat screens TVs visible from every angle. Like their Facebook page, or visit their website at Call 281-480-3000 for additional information. Most importantly, go by Chasin’ Tails, and give them a big welcome. Let them know you saw them in The SCENE! - Rhonda Meredith





SCENE -> Live Music

FEATURED UPCOMING SHOWS TO CATCH By Rhonda Meredith With the hustle and the bustle of the holidays, it is easy to forego taking some quality time for yourself by relaxing or relieving some stress to some of the best musical acts performing in the Bay Area. But what to see? The SCENE Magazine is full of dates for shows you don’t want to miss. So mark those calendars, and grab your friends and check out some of these shows. Catch the Mighty Orq on Saturday, November 8, at Katie's Bar in Bacliff. The Mighty Orq is a rock band in a generic sense. Their real sound is found within the nuances of their original songs… It’s a little bluesy with seductive guitar riffs, as well as melodic with a Southern tone. Alvin & The Slick Punks will be jamming the roof off at Noah’s Ark on Sunday, November 15. There isn’t really a member named “Alvin” in this three-piece reggae rock band. But they won’t care if you get drunk and call one of them Alvin. Or will they? This band parties hard and plays music even harder. They were honored with a nomination for Best Reggae Band by the Houston Press in 2013. Chad Ware performs at T-Bone Tom’s on Sunday, November 16. Ware, a 2012 Texas Music Awards’ Studio Musician of the Year nominee, says music is means to tell a story and his music for the average everyday person, and can relate to anyone. “My music is influenced by the blues,” Ware says and cites Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Tom Petty among his influences along with Vince Gill, Ricky Sk-


aggs and Steve Wariner. He has had the privilege of performing in some of the largest venues around the U.S. Most notably was the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. One-handed guitarist Lefty Williams from Atlanta, GA, whose guitar playing is reminiscent of Jimmy Page, is making a tour stop also at Katie’s Bar on Thursday, November 20. He has been compared to a great lineage of Georgiareared guitarists including Robert Cray and Duane Allman. Although he was born with an incomplete right arm, Williams came up with a pick design that allowed him to play guitar when he was only 6 years old. He is truly a gifted musician. Do not miss this show. In Austin, Texas, a city known for its great guitarists Van Wilks has long been lauded as one of the city’s master players. Declared "a perfect cross between Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen" by the Austin-American Statesman, Van Wilks has toured nationally and internationally with such acts as ZZ Top (whose Billy Gibbons is one of Van’s biggest supporters) and torn the roof off countless venues. The guitar player is also a prostate cancer survivor and awareness advocate. Check out the band at TBone Tom’s on Friday, November 21. Something BIG is going on Friday, November 28. Big Richard is performing at Big Shots! Big Richard is known for their big personality and even bigger sound. They spent to tours overseas entertaining our great United States military in 2012. Leave the turkey coma behind and enjoy the show.

Lefty Williams Thurs., Nov. 13 @ Katies

The Hunger Sat.,Nov 15 @ Scout Bar

Sheila Marshall Sat., Nov 22 @ T-bone Tom’s



Happy Hour: Monday-Friday Noon-7pm: $3.25 Wells; $2.25 Domestic Pints; $5 Jager Bombs

Nightly Specials (7pm-Midnight) McCormick Monday $1 off McCormickflavored vodkas $2.25 Domestic Pints Texas Tuesday $1 off Texas Craft Drafts $1 off all Bacardi Rum Whiskey Wednesday $5 Crown Royal $5 Jack Daniels $1 off Import Bottles Thirsty Thursday $4.25 Sweet Tart Shots $1 off Big Ass Beers Wacky Weekends $9 Domestic Pitchers $4.25 Kamikaze Shots Sunday Fun-day $3.25 Bloody Mary $4.25 Jagermeister $4.25 Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

Band Line-up

THURSDAY , NOV. 6: Michael Stevens

FRIDAY, NOV. 7: Josh Wager, Chris Hardy, Bryan Shayne SATURDAY, NOV. 8: Snafu

THURSDAY, NOV. 13: Josh Wager, Brad Boyer, Bruce Courtney FRIDAY, NOV. 14: Susan Hickman

SATURDAY, NOV. 15: Tony on Fire

THURSDAY, NOV. 20: Josh Wager, Susan Hickman, Chad Ware FRIDAY, NOV. 21: J.R. Ancira

SATURDAY, NOV. 22: Shaun Michael FRIDAY, NOV. 28: Snafu

SATURDAY, NOV. 29: Tony On Fire


The SCENE Magazine - November 2014 - Front to Back  

The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...

The SCENE Magazine - November 2014 - Front to Back  

The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...