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YUMMY! Wonderland International Festival & Brunch 2016


Posted in Downtown Market, Events
Yummy! Wonderland 2016

Go global and give back this holiday season at the second annual YUMMY! Wonderland at our downtown location on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate the season with an international holiday festival and brunch highlighting art, music, traditions and customs from around the globe. There will be activities to entertain everyone in your family with crafts, holiday wine pairing, cultural performances and live music. This year, you can take also decorate cookies and ornaments with Mrs. Claus and her elves. Bring the family to enjoy a day full of food, crafts, live musical performances and shopping while snapping photos with Santa.

The event is free of admission and open to the public, with option to purchase food. Registration is highly recommended as tickets are limited. Reserve your tickets at yummywonderland2016.eventbrite.com.

YUMMY! Food
An international selection of à la carte entrées, brunch plates and desserts will be available for purchase in the market providing a culinary journey of delicious global dishes that are served during the holiday. Attendees can also enjoy sampling throughout the market for further exploration of international flavors.

Featured menu items include:

– Pantone French Toast
– Turkish Menemen Scramble
– Spiced Hash browns
– Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
– Roasted Acorn Squash
– Citrus Glazed Cornish Hen
– Grilled Lamb Chops
– Chick Pea Tagine

Featured Bakery Hot Line

– Crab Quiche
– Breakfast pizza
– Warm Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cold Deli

– Grilled Asparagus
– Tempeh Stuffed Acorn Squash
– Grilled Redfish with Lemon
– Potato and Leek Tarts

YUMMY! Entertainment
Enjoy live holiday music and dance throughout the day by local performers representing the customs and cultures of the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Russia.
– FLY Dance Company
– Operativo Houston
– Ridna Shkola Ukrainian school of Houston
– Russian Cultural Center

YUMMY! Crafts
Let your creative side out to play! Families can create memories with hands-on crafts including cookie and ornament decorating stations with Mrs. Claus and her elves. You can also share your holiday wish list with Santa in French or English. And, since the holidays are the perfect time for merriment and “cheer-fullness,” adults can enjoy holiday wine pairing with chocolate, cheese and other holiday treats. You can also join the Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer and celebrate the spirit of the season with a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

YUMMY! Shopping
Find gifts with heart from The Community Cloth, a local organization selling artisanal hand-crafted products locally made by women who come from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar (Burma) and Sudan. In addition, the Houston Institute for Culture East End Studio Gallery will showcase handmade crafts from Mexico and hand painted dolls to decorate the Christmas tree with among many other retail vendors displaying artifacts from across the globe.

Get free tickets at: yummywonderland2016.eventbrite.com

Join the Facebook Event

MKT BAR named Best Bar for Drinking Before Grocery Shopping


Posted in Downtown Market, Media, Media Coverage, News
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Monday-Friday, 2-7PM

We’ve been named one of Houstonia’s Best Neighborhood bars in Downtown Houston!

Touted as “Best Bar for Drinking Before Grocery Shopping,” we invite you pop-in and unwind before (or after) hitting the aisles. You can always count on finding a refreshing beer or wine special and appetizers to make your shopping more exciting during our weekday Happy Hour, every Monday through Friday from 2-7PM.

“Come as you are to this no-frills joint located inside the beloved Phoenicia Specialty Foods market. Though it otherwise has all the atmosphere of your local Starbucks, the bar feels buzzy when a DJ or live band hits the stage, which is often, and gets packed when there’s a concert or a basketball game at nearby Toyota Center. As a bonus, pretty much every wine on offer pairs well with the store’s flaky baklava. Just saying.”

Read the article here.

Giddy Up and GO TEXAN at Phoenicia Specialty Foods and MKT BAR


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
Go Texan Music & Grub Nights

GO TEXAN is more than just boots and barbecue. It’s a state of mind. From February 23-27, Phoenicia Specialty Foods and MKT BAR are celebrating the finest foods in Texas like the Hogtied Hamburger, complete with smoked gouda and ranch dressing or the MKT Frito Pie that’s got a nice little kick to it. Cool down some of that Texas spice with a Michelada or take a spin on the Buffalo Bayou Beer flight. And because everything’s sweeter in Texas, save room for our Mile High Key Lime Pie.

MKT BAR is country music headquarters during GO TEXAN week, showcasing the best in local music from many of Houston’s most talented musicians. It’s live music and grub with a country kick from February 23-27.

Between our great grub and toe-tapping country music, there’s simply no other place to GO TEXAN this February.

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MKT BAR GO TEXAN MUSIC & GRUB NIGHTS OFFERINGS
Available Tuesday, February 23 – Saturday, February 27 at MKT BAR. The regular MKT BAR dinner menu will also be available.

MKT Frito Pie with Haig’s Chili – ground chuck steak with onions, roasted peppers, fava beans and chickpeas $8
½ BBQ Rotisserie Chicken with MKT potato salad and spicy fried okra $12.99
Hogtied Hamburger – ground chuck with smoked gouda, ranch dressing, tomato and bacon on challah bun with za’atar fries $12.99
Brined and Grilled Pork Chop with MKT potato salad and spicy fried okra $16.99

MKT BAR Drink Specials
– Michelada $6
– Buffalo Bayou Beer Flight $7

Dessert
– Mile High Key Lime Pie $7

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MKT BAR GO TEXAN Music Line-Up

Tuesday, February 23
Nick Gaitan, 6-9PM

Thursday, February 25
Vinyl Ranch – Classic Country DJs, 5-8PM
Max Flinn Band – Honky Tonk Outlaw Classic Country, 8-11PM

Friday, February, 26
Vinyl Ranch – Classic Country DJs, 6-9PM
Skrla Steel Trio – Country & Western Swing, 9PM-12AM

PHOENICIA SPECIALTY FOODS GO TEXAN WEEK IN-STORE SPECIALS
Available during the month of February

You can always take the taste of Texas home with you, too. Stroll on over to the butcher shop and pick up our Peppercorn Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Phoenicia Bratwurst and Garlic & Herb Sausage on a stick and Cayenne Cheddar Burgers. Two-step your way into the market for a variety of local items like pickles, barbecue rubs and sweet Texas treats.

Bakery
– Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding
– Rodeo-themed cookies

Butcher Shop Offerings
– Peppercorn Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
– Phoenicia Bratwurst and Garlic & Herb Sausage on a stick
– Cayenne Cheddar Burgers

Grocery
Rodeo Beer: Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA, Southern Star Pine Belt Pale Ale
Local Honeys: Honeycraft Honey, Stroop Farms Wildflower Honey
Coffee and Wine: Phoenicia Coffee House Texas Doodle Coffee Beans,Chisholm Trail Texas Wines,
Pickles: Yee Haw Hot Damn Dills/No Frills Dills, Bravado Spice Chili & Garlic, Smither Family Relish, Talk of Texas Okra Pickles
Rubs/Sausages/BBQ Tools: Van Ruehling Rubs, Salt Lick Dry Rubs, Bob Tallman’s Steakhouse and All Around Rubs, Chappell Hill Sausages, Pinces de Barbecue Tongs and Spatula
Sweet Texas Treats by Sinfull Bakery, Lady Lavender Confections, Wackym’s Cookies, Big Lil’ Fudge, Sweets by Belen Alfajores
Cookbooks with a Texas Twist: Houston’s Top 100 Food Trucks, Houston Small Plates & Sips, The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Houston

YUMMY! Wonderland International Holiday Festival & Brunch with Santa


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
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Celebrate global customs and cuisines under one festive roof at Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Saturday, December 12th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YUMMY! Wonderland. Bring the family to Phoenicia’s downtown location and enjoy a day full of food, crafts, live musical performances and shopping. Join the Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer and celebrate the spirit of the season with a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children (ages 4-12). Buffet-style brunch, house coffee and juice are included with the ticket price. Seating is first come, first served and brunch will be served from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

YUMMY! Food
The YUMMY! Wonderland buffet brunch features a delicious mix of global dishes served during the holidays, including:

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
Moroccan Bastilla
Aleppo Roasted Potatoes
Falafel Spiced Hash Browns
Waffles with Cranberry Syrup
Assorted Quiche
Savory Pies
French Pastries & much more

YUMMY! Entertainment
Enjoy live holiday music and dance throughout the day by local performers representing the customs and cultures of the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Russia.

Talento Bilingüe de Houston
The Russian Cultural Center
Theatre Under the Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theater students
Awty International School’s International Choir
KINETIC, a fresh, new conductorless orchestra comprised of 16 string players led by Natalie Lin
FLY Dance Company
Houston Rockets games & giveaways, plus a possible appearance by mascot Clutch.
Pancho Claus, The Tex Mex Santa

YUMMY! Crafts
Let your creative side out to play! Families can create memories at hands-on crafting centers including:

Aurora Picture Show flip book craft
Young Makers activity station for making embossed holiday cards, hosted by Houston Makerspace
Cookie Decorating

YUMMY! Shopping
Find gifts with heart from The Community Cloth, a local organization selling artisanal hand-crafted products locally made by women who come from Afghanistab, Bhutan, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Myannar (Burma) and Sudan.

YUMMY! Holiday Wishes
What’s on your holiday wish list? Let Santa Claus know during the celebration. Santa speaks French and English and photo opportunities are available.

YUMMY! Wonderland Performance Schedule

9-11AM – Photo Booth with Santa
11-11:15AM – FLY Dance Company
11:15-11:25AM – The Russian Cultural Center presents Andrey
11:30-11:45AM – Theatre Under the Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theatre
11:45AM-12PM – YUMMY! Prize Wheel Fun
12-12:15PM – Talento Bilingüe de Houston presents Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico
12:15-12:30PM – Rosewood Thievz
12:30-1PM – Awty International School Children’s Choir
1-1:15PM – Theatre Under the Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theatre
1:15-1:30PM – YUMMY! Prize Wheel Fun
1:30-1:45PM – Talento Bilingüe de Houston presents Pancho Claus
1:45-3PM – KINETIC The Conductorless Ensemble

Purchase tickets in advance at: http://yummywonderland.eventbrite.com/ 

Join the Event HERE

Show-Stopping Specials


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, Media, MKT BAR
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As a proud sponsor of Society for the Performing Arts, we are pleased to offer ticketholders:

• Half off select bottles of wine
• $8 charcuterie & cheese plates

Upon ordering, simply present your same-day ticket for any SPA performance of the 2016-17 season.

Special Phoenicia perks to SPA Performances

You can take part in SPA Houston show perks tailored specifically for Phoenicia customers. When purchasing tickets for the show of your choice on the SPA Houston website, simply enter the discount code phoenicia. Gain access to tickets before they are released to the public and receive discounts on select shows.

Go here to purchase discounted tickets.

Questions? Call 713-632-8113

“Armature” by Jennifer McClish


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News

The exhibition “Armature” features new paintings by MFA University of Houston student Jennifer McClish. Her glossy, vibrant paintings explore the psychological battles between the individual and society through the use of abstraction, layering and texture.

“Armature” is a powerful exhibition that explores love, spirituality and mortality.

McClish graduated from the Memphis College of Art in 2012 with a focus in Drawing and a minor in Art History. Currently, she is pursuing a MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Houston. Her work focuses on narrative and the psychological, exploring the internal battles of the individual and the anxieties that put us in conflict with ourselves and our surroundings. Nineteeth century Symbolist art and literature also influence her work.

OPENING RECEPTION: Meet the artist on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 6-9PM
EXHIBITION: May 30 – July 24, 2015
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Join the event.

Exhibition organized by Charisse Weston.

Father’s Day Weekend


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
Father's Day

June 19-21, 2015

Join us for YUMMY! Father’s Day Weekend Brunch and dinner specials, guaranteed to make Dad happy. Father’s Day Weekend Brunch specials include Fajita Pizza with grilled flank steak, peppers, onions, cheese and pico de gallo, along with Pulled Pork Waffles. Dad can also choose from classic à la carte brunch favorites such as Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Piperade with Eggs and our Sake Bloody Mary, beer flights and an impressive selection of draught beer. Dinner highlights include Watermelon and Feta Salad, BBQ Pork Ribs with MKT Potato Salad and California Dream Cake. Little ones can also enjoy YUMMY! items from our kids menu including popular Bayou City Sliders, Fish & Potato Chips and more. On Sunday, June 21, Dad can also enjoy live music with the Jordan Chase Trio performing from noon to 3PM.

MKT BAR Father’s Day Weekend Brunch Specials
Available Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21
(Regular Weekend Brunch menu will also be available.)

Fajita Pizza $12
with grilled flank steak, peppers, onions, cheese and pico de gallo

Pulled Pork Waffle $13

MKT BAR Father’s Day Dinner Specials
Available Friday-Sunday, June 19-21
(Regular MKT BAR menu will also be available.)

Appetizer
Watermelon and Feta Salad $7

Entrées
BBQ Pork Ribs with MKT Potato Salad $14

Fajita Pizza $12
with grilled flank steak, peppers, onions, cheese and pico de gallo

Dessert
California Dream Cake $8
Nine layers of moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate truffle cream, cream cheese mousse, Heath Bar crunch and chocolate cookie crumble

Phoenicia In-store Gift Items – Available All Month at Both Locations
A unique selection of Phoenicia-exclusive items:
– Hand-crafted cigars
– Gourmet spice assortments
– Select global gourmet coffees
– Premium nuts and snacks
– World’s best beer for the world’s best dad
– Phoenicia and MKT BAR gift cards in-store and online

Phoenicia Bakery Specials – Available June 15-21 at Both Locations
– Blueberry Tortes
– Cherry Clafoutis
– Black and White Cookies

MKT BAR’s Saturday Morning Kid’s Variety Show


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
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Music, magic and more with AndyRoo and David Rangel
June 11, July 13 and August 8

Looking for family-friendly fun this summer? Don’t sweat it. Bring the kids (and the kids at heart) to our first-ever Saturday Morning Kid’s Variety Show series. Events will be geared toward children ages 4 and up, and will take place every second Saturday of the summer: June 13, July 11 and August 8 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Features will include live music, magic and more from local children’s musician AndyRoo—who takes listeners on an adventure through the AndyRooniverse—and Houston-based magician David Rangel.

The event series, sponsored by Sessions Music with a portion of proceeding benefiting ArtBridge Houston, will also showcase special guest performances that aren’t just for kids—they’re by kids. Other activities will include crafts, coloring, drawing, creative writing and YUMMY! cookie decorating.

Attendees who RSVP will receive a free goody bag filled with YUMMY! treats, and door prizes will be provided courtesy of Children’s Museum Houston. Refreshments such as breakfast bites, coffee, tea, juices and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Admission is free with advance registration at AndyRoo.Eventbrite.com, and free customer parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis.

The series is generously sponsored by Sessions Music, a revolutionary, new concept dedicated to helping people of all ages and skill levels achieve their modern and classical music dreams. Through an emphasis on individualized curriculum, performance opportunities, and state-of-the-art technology, Sessions Music provides a novel and superior approach to music education at three conveniently located music studios in the Houston area.

Mother’s Day Weekend


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
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Treat Mama to YUMMY! dinner and Weekend Brunch specials guaranteed to make her happy. Dinner highlights include Carrot Ginger Soup and Roasted Salmon, while Pizza with Gold Potato, Roasted Garlic, Brie and Bacon joins MKT Crab Cakes as brunch specials. Mama can also choose classic à la carte brunch favorites such as Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Piperade with Eggs, party-pretty pomegranate mimosas, summer-loving white sangria and more. Little ones can gobble up YUMMY! items from our MKT BAR kids menu including popular Bayou City Sliders, Fish and Chips and more. On Sunday, May 10, Mama will enjoy live music with the Idol Gossip jazz band performing from noon to 3PM.

MKT BAR Mother’s Day Dinner Specials
Available Friday-Sunday, May 8-10
(Regular MKT BAR menu will also be available.)

Appetizer
Carrot Ginger Soup with Champagne $6

Entrée
Roasted Salmon in Parchment $18
With gold potatoes, fennel, tomatoes and green olives

Dessert
Fraisier Cake $7
Vanilla butter cream, fresh strawberries, almond paste and layers of almond cake served with strawberry coulis

MKT BAR Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch Specials
Available Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10
(Regular Weekend Brunch menu will also be available.)

Yum for Mum Pizza $12
With gold potatoes, roasted garlic, brie, bacon and fresh parsley

MKT Crab Cakes $14
On an English muffin with asparagus and hollandaise sauce

Phoenicia In-store Gift Items – Available All Month at Both Locations

Chef-created artisan chocolates

Gourmet spice assortments

Handcrafted housewares including Turkish coffee pots and Polish stoneware

Le Creuset cookware

Cookbooks from around the world

Phoenicia and MKT BAR gift cards in any amount

Champagne

Boutique wines | Bring home the flavors of Italian wine this Mother’s Day with these featured wines:

San Marzano Primitivo: A fresh, fruit-forward red drink with the amazing flavors of Italian cuisine like pizza, pastas and robust soups or simply enjoy by itself.
Kreos Rosé: Dry, styled, berry-filled rosé that is made to be paired with lighter dishes including roasted chicken or salad.
San Pietro Chardonnay: The minerality, crispness and great acidity make this an amazing accompaniment to grilled or roasted fish

Bakery Specials – Available May 3-10 at Both Locations

Raspberry Linzer Torte

Nuns (available in different flavors)

Lemon Mandolines

Fresh Fruit Financier

French Macarons available in different flavors including Passion Fruit, Lemon, Caramel, Coffee, Earl Grey Tea, Raspberry, Chocolate or Vanilla

YUM o’ the Irish


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
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Join us as we pay homage to Irish culture with an offering of St. Patty’s-themed food and beer specials!

MKT BAR Specials
Served March 14-17, 2PM-kitchen close

Shepherd’s Stew $11
Phoenicia’s own Guinness beef stew served in a cast iron pan, topped with whipped potatoes, browned in the oven and served with Irish soda bread

The Irish $12
Pizza topped with Irish-shredded corned beef, gold potatoes, Brussels sprout leaves and Irish cheddar

Dessert

Shamrock Pie $7
A zesty lemon curd topped with a baked meringue

Featured Irish Beers

Guinness Stout $4
The Irish stout all others are measured against and the one crafted to perfection for more than 200 years.

Brooklyn Brewery Dry Irish Stout $4
Proudly carries on the tradition of dry stouts brewed in Ireland for centuries. A blend of dark roasted, pale, and flaked malts produce rich coffee and chocolate flavors to enjoy on St. Patty’s or any ol’ day.

Gelato $2.75-$3.50
Bailey’s Irish Cream
St. Pat’s Mint Chocolate Chip
Guinness

Irish Cream Affogato $4.95
Irish Cream Cheesecake gelato topped w/ 2 shots of espresso, served w/ a shortbread cookie

MKT BAR Brunch
Served Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15
French Toast with macerated strawberries  $9
Corned Beef hash $6

Phoenicia In-Store Specials
Available March 11-17

Featured Cheeses
Kerrygold Cashel Blue
Tuxford and Tebbutt Mature Irish Cheddar
Cahill’s Farm Cheddar with Porte

Soup Bar
Irish Beef Stew
Potato Leek Soup
Split Pea and Ham Soup

Featured Cold Deli Specials
Corned Beef
Cabbage w/ Bacon
Mini Shepherd’s Pies
Twice-baked Irish potatoes w/ green onions topped w/ Irish cheddar

Featured Hot Grille Specials
Rotating March 11-March 17

Cottage Pie (beef) w/ root vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes topped with Stout gravy
House-made Corned Beef
Braised Cabbage
Rosemary and Thyme-roasted Potatoes

Bakery
Available March 11-17
Chocolate mint mousse, green tea and white chocolate cake and shamrock cookie
Irish soda bread