Archive for July, 2014

Beta Bracket Stand-up Comedy Competition at MKT BAR


Posted in Events, News
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Laugh, vote, and repeat during The Beta Bracket, Beta Theater’s stand-up comedy competition. Sponsored by MKT BAR, Heights Vinyl and Dinolion, the audience-judged tournament will take place at 9PM every Friday through October 3rd. To make event-goers laugh, ten hometown comics will go toe-to-toe in 5, 10 and eventually 20-minute sets for a chance to advance and ultimately claim $100, $500 or $2000 in winnings.

Enjoy free admission and MKT BAR food and drinks for purchase.

WHAT: Beta Bracket Stand-up Comedy Competition

WHEN: Fridays through October 3rd at 9PM

WHERE: MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown

1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green)

Houston, Texas 77010

ADMISSION: Free.

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.

 

 

Judgment Week: “America’s Got Talent” Viewing Party for Juan Carlos, the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer


Posted in Events, MKT BAR
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Will our beloved Juan Carlos, the fabulous Montrose Rollerblade Dancer move on to the next round of America’s Got Talent and closer to the million dollar prize? Find out during Judgment Week!

Join friends and fans on Tuesday, July 22nd from 7-10PM at MKT BAR for a Judgment Week America’s Got Talent viewing party honoring Juan Carlos, the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer, whose next audition is scheduled to air during the evening’s episode. The top-rated NBC series, now entering its ninth season, is television’s biggest and brightest variety show, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.

A local celebrity and YouTube sensation, Juan Carlos has been making people smile with his free-spirited, joyful rollerdancing moves at the intersection of Montrose & Allen Parkway during rush hour every day for the past 15 years. This is a rare opportunity to meet the local celeb who has rolled into the national spotlight, earning AGT judge Howie Mandel’s praise as “The Juan and only!”

Admission is free. Light bites and drinks will be available for purchase, with a signature cocktail, the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer Mojito (raspberry and mint, shaken with apple cider and sparkling wine), also making an appearance for $5/glass. Phoenicia is also sponsoring a Juan Carlos Look Alike Contest and will award a $50 gift card to one winner. During the viewing party, Juan Carlos will be available for autographs and photo opportunities with fans.

WHAT: Judgment Week: America’s Got Talent Viewing Party for Juan Carlos, the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7-10PM
Meet Juan Carlos in person, who will be available for autographs and photo opportunities with fans.
WHERE: MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green)
Houston, Texas 77010
ADMISSION: Free. Drinks and light bites will be available for purchase.

Join the Facebook event.

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.

Follow the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer’s Facebook fan page for updates.

YUMMY! Crew Spotlight: Lateefah Johnson


Posted in Downtown Market, News
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It was a lucky day for Phoenicia when Lateefah came to a job fair, with her mom, just before the opening of the downtown store. Her sunny smile and bright eyes stood out as a beacon and she was hired to be a waitress by the MKT BAR manager. Her mom was also hired, but at orientation the first day, Lateefah felt more connected to the grocery store and asked if she could be reassigned there as a cashier. That was Lateefah’s first jump into the sea of success she has earned at Phoenicia.

Working at Phoenicia was a culture shock. Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, Lateefah never thought she would be exposed to so many cultures, languages or foods from other countries. She’s a Southern belle at heart, who has lived all her life in the South. While living in Memphis, Tennessee, she saw Elvis’ house and decided it was time to go home. She moved to Houston to be closer to her family. Lateefah embraced Houston and its cultural diversity, and once she was here, she knew she found the place for her sons to grow up. Mentioning her two young sons, Lateefah’s face lights up. They are the light of her life and the driving force behind her success.

Lateefah keeps the store on steady course by making sure that all of our great products make it to the shelves and into our customer’s happy hands. She oversees the process from the delivery of the items to stocking of the shelves, monitors the cashiers as they sell and even maintains the stock. Lateefah’s work ethic is unrivaled and she is indispensible.

The most interesting thing she has learned while working here–and that she will always carry forward in her life–is how a family business works. She loves how the Tcholakian family cares about their employees and how they work hard to help everyone be successful. Here at Phoenicia, she feels everyone counts.

This fall, Lateefah will go to school for nursing. She is excited about her science classes, especially her favorite course of biology. We are excited to support her and know that with her careful determination and caring nature, she will make an amazing nurse.

When asked about her favorite foods at Phoenicia, Lateefah flashes a gigantic smile and without a moment’s hesitation says, “Chicken Shawarma and Haig’s Nut Mix!”

“Infinite Light” Art Exhibition by Artists Jehnifer Henderson, Darcy Rosenberger and Sam Sartorius


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Be among the first to experience Infinite Light, a multimedia exhibit that showcases the work of Jehnifer Henderson, Darcy Rosenberger and Sam Sartorius. The three Houston-based artists come together and present their ability to create beauty from intangible and often unnoticed moments by focusing on intimate depictions of color and light.

ABOUT THE ART

Employing a technique called Photomicrograph, Henderson snaps photographs of tiny subjects using a camera and a microscope to explore unseen natural beauty. Rosenberger uses drawing and photography to create works that are both intricate and playful, and Sartorius’ imaginative paintings depict other-worldly abstractions of landscapes.

For more artist information, visit www.infinitetiny.com, www.deeburger.com and www.samsartorius.com

OPENING RECEPTION w/ VINYL NIGHT: Meet the artists on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7-10PM

Fresh Arts’ Jenni Stephens is our featured Vinyl Night DJ on this same evening! Mention “Fresh Arts” and enjoy $5 cocktails and $2 off MKT BAR artisan pizzas. Vinyl Night is sponsored by Cactus Music. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Fresh Arts.

EXHIBITION: Through August 29, 2014

COST: Free admission. All artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Fresh Arts’ Sarah Schellenberg and Jenni Stephenson, and MKT BAR Art Coordinator Megan Badger.

Free customer parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.