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“Love Street, the Houston Scene, Market and First Ward Editions” Artist Exhibition


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News
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An ode to Houston’s creative community, “Love Street, the Houston Scene, Market and First Ward Editions,” is a one-of-a-kind, collaborative exhibit located in Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown and MKT BAR from September 6-November 2, 2014.

ABOUT THE ART EXHIBITION:

Named for Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine, the classic ’60s psychedelic bar on lower Westheimer where Houston’s creative community flourished at the time, the “Love Street” exhibit will feature more than 20 artists. Through contemporary art, multimedia, photography, installations, sculpture and mixed media, the exhibiting artists will share their profound love of and appreciation for Houston’s support of its local arts community.

Local artists including Patrick Renner, creator of the Funnel Tunnel on Montrose Boulevard, and David Graeve, creator of the balloon installation at Discovery Green, will fill both floors of  Phoenicia Specialty Foods and in MKT BAR. A series of artist receptions and events with many of the artists in attendance will take place throughout the course of the exhibition as well. All artwork will be available for purchase.

The exhibition coincides with the Texas Contemporary Art Fair at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Houston Fine Art Fair at NRG Center. The collaborative exhibit will embody Bayou City soul by focusing on works by Houston-based artists and artists that once called Houston home. Exhibition curated by Michael Macedo Meazell.

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Featured Artists: David A. Brown, Suzan Budge, Michael De La Cerda, Craig Dunn Clark, Kristen Cliburn, Gallery Homeland, GONZO247, David Graeve, Kimberly Gremillion, Merideth Jack, Kelli Scott Kelley, Laura Lark, Felipe Lopez, Lester Marks, MOD Museum of Drawing, Michael Macedo Meazell, Nate Nash, Mark Ponder, Patrick Renner, Alfredo Scaroina, and Stephanie Villareal

Host Committee: Catherine Anspon, Kirk Baxter & Dave Waller, Adam Brackman, Norman Ewart, Whitney Garibay & Chance O’Dell, Lindsey George & Will Walsh, Terrence Hobdy, Henry Hunt & Donna Tennant, Dave Hess & Lori Laria de Hess, Lester & Penelope Marks, Michael Macedo Meazell, Michel Muylle, Nyala & Brian Nolan, James Phelan, Michelle Sacks, Irfan Shaikh & Amanda Beven Shaikh, Ann-Marie Tcholakian, Haig Tcholakian, Donnie Vendivel and Dr. Jennifer McQuade, Miri Wilkins & Marshal Welch, White Space, and Josh & Tina Zulu

Sponsors (as of 8/22/14): White Space Houston, Gallery Homeland, The MOD, Glazer’s, Pioneer Wine Company, New Pencil Design, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and MKT BAR

WHEN:

EXTENDED! On View: Saturday, September 6 – Sunday, November 2, 2014

Market Edition Opening Reception:Saturday, September 6th, 12-6PM at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown, 1001 Austin Street, Houston 77010

First Ward Edition Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 12-6PM at Michael Macedo Meazell Art, 1517 Shearn Street, Houston 77007

Love Street Beginning Again Reception: Saturday, September 20th, 12-6PM at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown, 1001 Austin Street, Houston 77010

Phoenicia Speciality Foods Hours
Monday – Friday: 7AM – 9PM
Saturday – Sunday: 9AM – 8PM

MKT BAR Hours
Monday-Wednesday: 7AM-10PM
Thursday-Friday: 7AM-2AM
Saturday: 9AM-2AM
Sunday: 9AM-8PM

COST:
The exhibition and receptions are free events.

WHERE:
Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown and MKT BAR
1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green)
Houston, Texas 77010

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

Beta Bracket Stand-up Comedy Competition at MKT BAR


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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.

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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.

America’s Got Talent Viewing Party for Juan Carlos, the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer


Posted in Events, MKT BAR
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Join friends and fans on Tuesday, June 24th from 6:30-9PM at MKT BAR for an America’s Got Talent viewing party honoring the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer, whose 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!”

To celebrate Phoenicia’s 30th anniversary last year, Juan Carlos was our special guest during last fall’s Grocery Get Down. He danced his way through the downtown market with surprise appearances during Anniversary Week, and wowed admirers with an exclusive performance at Discovery Green.

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. During the viewing party, Juan Carlos will be available for autographs and photo opportunities with fans.

WHAT: America’s Got Talent Viewing Party for Juan Carlos, the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30-9PM
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.

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.

 

Weekend Brunch for Father’s Day


Posted in Events, MKT BAR
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Give Dad a weekend away from the grill and bring him to MKT BAR instead. Our weekend brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-3PM and is sure to satisfy his manly appetite. He won’t be able to resist classic favorites like Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Black Pepper Waffle with braised lamb & shaved Pecorino Romano, or Piperade with Eggs. Pair any dish with our hearty sidekicks and a MKT Cocktail or share some slices of an artisan pizza. Jazz up his special day even more with a live performance from Boodah and His Painted Band on Sunday, June 15th, from noon-3PM. See the menu and we’ll look forward to seeing you and Dad here.

Give 5% to Conserve Houston


Posted in Arpi's Deli, Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, Westheimer Market
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day! Join us in showing love for our city’s green spaces by helping us donate to Houston’s Give 5% campaign. Shop at either of our market locations or dine with us at MKT BAR or Arpi’s Phoenicia Deli on Saturday, April 26th to contribute to the cause. We’ll be donating 5% of our gross revenue that day to our favorite Houston-area conservancies who are collaborating to make the Houston area a better place.

Air Alliance Houston
Bayou Land Conservancy
Bayou Preservation Association
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Galveston Bay Foundation
Houston Audubon
Katy Prairie Conservancy

We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love by Giving 5!

Astros Game-Day Specials


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This special is practically a steal! Show your game-day ticket stub or wear your Astros jersey on home game days to take advantage of our MKT Triple Play:

* $3 off sliders
* $3 off MKT 
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* $3 domestic beers

Swing by for a short stop or stay for extra innings!

“SlideShow” Artwork by University of Houston Student & Alumni Photographers


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Be among the first to experience “SlideShow,” a group exhibition featuring the works of University of Houston student and alumni photographers, Jeff Bradley, Andre Brooks, Alyssa Brown, Brenda Cruz, Richard Custer, Brenda Franco, Donna Fernandez, Os Galindo, Laura Grievencamp, Tina Hernandez, Adrienne Meyers, Kahiah Polidore, Alexis Scott, Alyssa Stephens, Alonso Tapia and Kate Washmon.

ABOUT THE ART:

Each artist, through a variety of mediums (digital, film, transfers, digital collage, and mixed media), provides a visual commentary on cultural portrait studies, landscapes, still-lifes, and surreal imagery.

Much of the work included uses the city of Houston as the backdrop for its imagery, and the artists, although diverse in approach, illustrate the type of work being made from artists who all started in a similar place, the University of Houston.

OPENING RECEPTION: Meet the artists on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6-9PM
EXHIBITION: Through May 3, 2014
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Megan Badger.

MKT BAR Dynamo Game-Day Deals


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Cheer ’em on and score! Show your ticket stub or don orange attire anytime during home game days and get a kick out of these soccer specials:

* $2 off artisan pizza
* $16 craft beer pitchers (60 oz.)

Bring your football-fan friends and watch the game here!

 

YUM o’ the Irish


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR
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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!

Available Tuesday – Monday, March 11-17

MKT BAR Specials
Available 2PM-kitchen close

House-cured Salmon and Toast $8
with red onion and caper relish, served with mixed baby green salad

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

Dessert

Chestnut Cake $6
served warm with Bailey’s flavored gelato

Bailey’s Cheesecake Gelato

Whiskey Carmelo Gelato

Beer Specials
Flights of Hearty Ales $8
60-oz Craft Beer Pitchers $16

Phoenicia In-Store Specials

Soup Bar
Irish beef stew

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

Bakery
Irish crème brulée
Shamrock shortbread cookies
Green pistachio cake balls
Shamrock pita puffs

Highlighted Beers
Moylan’s Irish Style Ales
Leprechaun Ciders