Archive for April, 2013

Moroccan “Spatchcocked” Game Hen


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Moroccan “Spatchcocked” Game Hen

The technique of “spatchcocking” is to first butterfly the game hen, remove the backbone and then break the breastbone so that it will lay flat. This method exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at a higher temperature. Along with Morrocan spices mixed herbs and a lemon rub marinade, this creates tender breast meat and juicy and flavorful drumsticks, all done in less time. Serve with warm berries, roasted tomatoes, tomato oil and arugula.

“Sound Proof” Photographs and Collages by Peter Lucas


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Be among the first to experience “Sound Proof,” a collection of photographs and collages by Peter Lucas on Thursday, May 9th and meet the artist himself. After a brief introduction, Lucas will play a DJ set from 7-9PM.

About the Art
Artist Peter Lucas has drawn from his eclectic collection of old records and tapes to create a series of work exploring the nature and aesthetics of music media objects. Lucas’ photographs and collages incorporate and reframe elements of vinyl records, covers, sleeves, and 8-track and cassette tape cartridges. Emphasizing design as well as edges, textures, and degradation, Sound Proof is an homage to the rapidly vanishing culture of physical music media, a conceptual shifting of these vessels into art objects, and a personal rumination on the artist’s lifelong relationship with music.

On View: May 10 – June 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6-9PM
Cost: Free admission. All artwork will be available for purchase.

MKT BAR YUMMY! Mama’s Day Full-Service Brunch


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Mother’s Day Weekend
May 11-12, 2013
9AM-2PM
MKT BAR presents full-service dining and a special YUMMY! brunch menu guaranteed to make Mama happy. Highlights of our Mom’s Day special menu include Fresh Fruit Waffles, Piperade with Eggs, an Egg Scramble with chorizo and more. Popular choices including Haig’s Chili and several gourmet pizzas from the regular MKT BAR menu will also be available. Of course a good brunch isn’t complete without drinks, so have Mom order a party-pretty pomegranate mimosa or a summer-loving white sangria to accompany her meal. On Sunday May 12th, the Pelayo Parlade Duo performs from noon to 3PM.

MKT BAR YUMMY! Mama’s Day Brunch Menu

Fresh Fruit Waffles $10
with seasonal mixed fruit and cardamom whipped cream

Hill Country Fried Chicken and Waffles $13
with Moroccan-spiced maple syrup

Yogurt and Granola $6
A cup of Greek yogurt with homemade, honey-sweetened granola

Piperade w/ Eggs $9
Two soft-cooked eggs in pepper and tomato sauce, served with pita chips

Egg Scramble $10 with chorizo / $8 without chorizo
Over roasted potatoes and green onions with a drizzle of MKT Queso

Side of Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Home-Style Sausage or  Home-Style Bacon $2

Plantain Chips $7
Crispy, homemade plantain chips with mango salsa and chimichurri

MKT Queso $9
Melted beemster, sharp white cheddar, Gruyère and kefalograviera cheeses with grilled jalapeño, green olives, roasted peppers and oven-baked pita chips

Haig’s Chili $8
Ground chuck steak with onions, roasted peppers, fava beans and chickpeas topped with sharp white cheddar cheese, red radish, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and scallions

Farmer’s Market Pizza $12
Kefalograviera cheese, spinach, red peppers, roasted shallots and garlic topped with green onions, roasted pears and apples

The Butcher $14
Pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella, chorizo, Italian sausage, ground beef and sopressata

Big Cheese $12
Pizza with house marinara, fresh mozzarella and parmesan

“Vente à Emporter” Photography and Mixed Media Exhibit by Hometown Artist Rosine Kouamen


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"Vente à Emporter" by Rosine Kouamen

View Houston through the eyes of Rosine Kouamen, hometown photographer and mixed-media artist who endeavors to capture the transformation of culture through her lens and artistic creations. Explore Houston’s bustling ethnic epicenter as the native Cameroonian displays work that depicts how identity transcends time and location.

Exhibit: Through May 31, 2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7-10PM

Free admission. Kouamen will attend the opening reception and light bites will be served. Drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

For more information on Rosine Kouamen, visit http://www.rosinekouamen.com

Wednesdays Vinyl Night @ MKT BAR


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MKT BAR Vinyl Night

Wednesdays 7-10PM

Put a different spin on your Wednesday, every week. Relax and unwind in an intimate setting with interesting Houstonians as they play guest DJ for the evening and spin their favorites on vinyl records provided by Cactus Music. Experience different guest DJs and musical styles each week as you gain insight into what moves and grooves our city’s notables.

You’ll also enjoy half off select bottles of wine and $8 charcuterie and cheese plates.

Check out our calendar for the latest Vinyl Night lineup.

Soul Sessions Saturdays


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Soul Sessions

Saturdays 8-11PM

Shine up your dancing shoes and join us every Saturday when we’ll have the best in local soul DJs and bands playing you something to cut a rug to.

Check out our calendar for the latest Soul Sessions lineup.