Giddy up and GO TEXAN as we circle the wagons to bring you four Boot Scootin’ Steak Nights. Savor great grub with a Texas twang, wash it down with beer and wine specials, and two-step till the cows come home with live country music.
Go Texan Menu
MKT Frito Pie w/ Haig’s Chili $8
ground chuck steak with onions, roasted peppers, fava beans and chickpeas
BBQ Ribs $12.99
with sweet potato salad
with iron-skillet baked beans and fresh tossed coleslaw
Double-Cut Pork Chop $17
with iron-skillet baked beans and fresh tossed coleslaw
Meet the cutest, quirkiest couple! They met at a friend’s birthday party, where Nikki Machacek was taking photos and Chris Dunaway was playing in the band. While photographing the band Nikki noticed Chris. She thought he had a cute smile and was wearing braces, which she loved. They talked throughout the night and discovered they had a lot in common, but their fate was sealed when she put a cartoon aardvark “Arthur” plate on her face and Chris thought it was hilarious! Even though they were both dating other people, they felt a connection and soon after began to date. Their first date was an outing to the movie Slumdog Millionaire, and since they both have a passion for indie movies, it was followed by many more movie date nights.
They found a great place in the Heights and moved in together, not knowing that it was owned by her grandmother’s arch enemy! Even with an antagonistic landlord, they managed to “become adults together,” Nikki says with a sweet smile. They adopted a kitty named Slinky, and then another baby kitty named Pumpkin. Nikki convinced Chris to quit smoking and become a vegetarian, and Chris taught Nikki how to parallel park. Even though they have broken up and gotten back together, the love and support they have for each other has brought them back together and made them even stronger. (Of course it may also be a shared passion for music and comic books!)
Nikki and Chris eventually moved into a larger house with two other roommates, and Chris finding himself the only guy in a house full of women. The move allowed them to escape their landlord and gain the space to explore their talents. Nikki is an aspiring artist and Chris plays bass guitar in several popular bands. When they aren’t at work or practicing, you might find them at home, making dinner together. They love to make YUMMY! dinners side by side, as neither wants to cook an entire meal.
Because Nikki and Chris are from small Texas towns, Dickinson and Santa Fe, respectively, they have a deep compassion for a simple, shared life. Nikki declares they are engaged to be married and that they may want to adopt children someday. “First, we’ll probably start with a dog, and then maybe a monkey,” she says with a luminous laugh.
Their love of all things brings them to Phoenicia, where they enjoy many epicurean delights. When pressed for a favorite item, carb love wins out. They can’t live without a MKT BAR pizza.
Come to MKT BAR this Valentine’s and like Nikki and Chris, celebrate all that is love, friendship and pizza!
On Saturday, February 14th, all of Cupid’s single and hitched friends can enjoy Cuddle Fest Karaoke at MKT BAR. From 7-10PM, DJ Tempty will spin soulful love tunes, followed by cuddly karaoke emceed by local music man and internationally-known lover, Mark Austin & the Superstars. In addition to stardom on the stage, participants will be treated to YUMMY! Snickerdoodles.
Dinner Specials at MKT BAR Available Thursday, February 12th through Sunday, February 15th.
Brunch Specials at MKT BAR Available Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th from 10AM-3PM, with live music from Danielle Reich’s Gypsy Jazz on Sunday from noon-3PM. Specials include:
Half off Pomegranate Mimosa carafes and Sangria carafes
Half off Chicken & Waffles with the purchase of another entrée
Half off select bottles of reds, whites and bubbles
ALL MONTH: Enjoy in-store sweetheart treats at Phoenicia, too!
WHAT: Valentine’s Celebration WHERE: MKT BAR and Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown 1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green) Houston, Texas 77010 PARKING: Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney. CONTACT: (832) 360-2222
Explore the abstract works, freelance logos, murals, and interior designs that reflect the emotions of artist Stephanie Gonzalez. Growing up with her grandparents in Reynosa, Mexico, Gonzalez picked up painting from her grandfather. In her work, she uses mixed media such as aerosol paint, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, china ink, pencil, and marker, along with the use of coffee, wine and beer as a medium. Her work emphasizes texture, and retains a delicate balance between raw and gritty elements and atmospheric beauty.
EXHIBITION: December 15, 2014 – January 16, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Meet the artist on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7-9PM < – Join the event.
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.
Explore the painting, drawing, printmaking techniques and childhood images of artist Gissette Padilla as she constructs multi-layered images that evoke the experience of fragmented spaces. Her work addresses memory as a series of shifting views composed of the real, the distorted, and the perceived elements that make up a single recalled moment. She layers images and patterns to fill in the gaps of what is missing.
All artwork will be available for purchase. Exhibition organized by Megan Badger.
Got your velvet suits and go-go boots ready for the Love Street Art Ball? Join us this Halloween as we become a party Factory filled with LOVE STREET art, ’60s mod fashion and groovy tunes. A fun event for all ages, starting at 6PM, you can experience over 70 cool works in the art crawl, see painter and illustrator Katsola‘s live art performance, sample YUMMY! treats from numerous in-store tasting stations (Bacon Wrapped Figs, anyone?), and let the kids partake in our urban trick-or-treat stations and “get inked” at our spooky tattoo and face-painting parlour. With a best-costume contest, awesome prizes from Phoenicia and the Houston Museum District Association (think gift cards, museum swag, a chance to win a membership and more!), groovy bites, Halloween drink specials and Karbach‘s Love Street Summer Seasonal on tap, you can bet it’s gonna be fab!
At 9PM when it’s time to go mod at MKT BAR, Houston artist Pablo Gimenez Zapiola will illuminate the space with a live performance of projections of ’60s and Halloween-themed video, animation and photos to create a spooky, MOD mood. This is not to be missed.
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.
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
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
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.