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MKT BAR Boot Scootin’ Steak Nights

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Giddy up and GO TEXAN as we circle the wagons to bring you three 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

Ribeye $12.99
with charro beans and fresh tossed coleslaw

Cowboy Cut T-Bone $18
with charro beans and fresh tossed coleslaw

Beer & Wine Specials
Texas beer flights
Select Texas wine offerings


Peanut Butter, Brownie & Jam Filo Satchels $7
served hot with bourbon cream anglaise

Musical Line-up
Tuesday, Feb. 25 – DJ Jason Wolter (Classic Country) 6-9PM
Thursday, Feb. 27 – Vinyl Ranch 5-8PM | WHCC Rodeo Choir 8-8:30PM | Johnny Falstaff 8-11PM
Friday, Feb. 28 – GO TEXAN DAY – Lucas Eason and The Panhandlers 5-8PM | Second Lovers 8-11PM

Phoenicia In-Store Specials – All February

Old School Blueberry Tart
Served fresh daily in our bakery case

Chef’s Bourbon Bread Pudding
Ready to go in our boot-scoot and carry-out section

Fun & Games Night

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It’s all fun and games every Monday at MKT BAR. Bring your friends and play ping pong, foosball, darts and our extensive collection of retro board games while enjoying craft beer and YUMMY! pizza specials.

Beer & Pizza Specials
$16 Craft Beer Pitchers (60-oz.)
$2 Off Artisan Pizzas

Board Games
Candy Land
Cards Against Humanity
Connect Four
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Mystery Date
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
Sweet Valley High
& More!


Check out our calendar for more MKT BAR happenings.
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“Source” by Rebecca J. Hopp | “From Behind the Bar” by Christa Monster

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Explore two series in one exhibit.

“Source” by Rebecca J. Hopp

Rebecca J. Hopp’s mixed media photography explores her experience with agriculture and the source of our food. She recalls farming through her camera, conversation, and physical assembly. The objects she creates transcend the individual photograph and allude to her source, her past, and the past of farmers with which she interacts.

“From Behind the Bar” by Christa Monster

In these playful, whimsical works, artist and bartender Christa Monster takes a step away from her monsters, and instead explores light-hearted colorful works, which have inspirations from behind the bar.

OPENING RECEPTION: Meet the artists on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6-9PM
EXHIBITION: February 5 – March 8, 2014
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Megan Badger.

Valentine’s Week at MKT BAR

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With unbeatable dinners, scrumptious desserts, specialty wines, nightly live music music and plenty of love in the air, MKT BAR will make your heart skip a beat! It’s chic, convenient and Cupid’s favorite hangout. Bring your special someone, friends or family and enjoy three times the YUM with these enchanting specials! Available Thursday through Saturday, 2PM to kitchen close.

MKT Appetizer

MKT Curry Crab Cakes $10
with mixed baby greens and avocado, grapefruit relish
Suggested Wine Pairing $6
Castillo De Jumilla Macabeo, Spain

MKT Entrées

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana $13
Prosciutto, onions and tomato cooked into a rich sauce w/ shaved Pecorino Toscano
Suggested Wine Pairing $7
Curione Primitivo, Italy

Parchment-Roasted Salmon $14
with confit byaldi, gold potatoes and champagne vinegar reduction
Suggested Wine Pairing $7
Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Grilled Medallions of Beef Tenderloin $16
with roasted sun-chokes, fried shoestring asparagus and porcini butter
Suggested Wine Pairing $8
Consentino Cabernet Franc, Lodi

MKT Desserts

The Lover $7
Almond chocolate sponge, milk chocolate caramel ganache, strawberry mousse, decorated with fresh strawberry and white chocolate
Suggested Dessert Beer Pairing for Two $12
Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout 22 oz, Houston

Truffle Trio $6
House-made chocolate truffles: dark hazelnut , milk caramel , white pistachio
Suggested Dessert Beer Pairing for Two $12
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout 22 oz, Oregon

Select Wine Flights $13 (3-oz pours)

Matiz Tinto, Spain
Curione Primitivo, Italy
Consentino Cabernet Franc, Lodi

Castillo De Jumilla Macabeo, Spain
Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Bila Cote Roussillon Blanc, France

Sparkling Specials
Moletto Prosecco $6 glass, $32 bottle
Sierra La Crusette Cava $7 glass, $36 bottle
Ruelle-Pertois Champagne $13 glass, $70 bottle

Musical Line-up

Thursday, Feb. 13 – DJ Baohaus 5-8PM | Eric Bustamante Trio 8-11PM
Friday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day) – Love Tracks by Vinyl Ranch 5-8PM & Shellee Coley 8-11PM
Saturday, Feb. 15 – SOUL SESSIONS w/ DJ Tempty 8-11PM

ALL MONTH: Enjoy in-store sweetheart treats at Phoenicia, too!

Twinkie Wedding Cake
Sweeties Candy-Land
Pomegranate Cocoa

Heart-Shaped Pita
Chocolate-Dipped Baklava
Heart-Shaped Baklava
Homemade Truffle Crunch in Mason Jars
“Be Mine” Heart Sugar Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Heart-Shaped Raspberry Mousse Glazed in Ganache
Artisan Chocolates by the Piece

Coffee House
Berries and Cream Cappuccino
Raspberry Mocha
Nuts for You Latte

Gift Baskets w/ Chocolates, Seasonal Beers and Select Wines

New Year’s Day All-Day Brunch

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Wednesday, January 1, Noon – 10PM

Make one of your first meals of the New Year most memorable! Join us on New Year’s Day and enjoy brunch all day long. In addition to serving our full MKT Brunch menu, we’re featuring delicious $14 specials to celebrate the arrival of 2014:

-Rib Plate: Half Rack of Ribs, Black-Eyed Peas & Aleppo Pepper Cabbage Salad
-Hill Country Chicken & Waffles + glass of house Prosecco
-Bottle of house Prosecco
-Sharing is Caring Special: 2 cups of Darn Good Hot Chocolate & Bonbon Beignets

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

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Soul Celebration at MKT BAR

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New Year’s Eve Soul Celebration

Tuesday, December 31, 9PM-2AM

Tickets: $30 per person in advance or $40 at the door. Ages 18 and up please.

Let the countdown begin! Join us as we twist the night away and on into 2014!

YUMMY! light bites
Champagne toast at midnight
$500 YUMMY! gift card dance contest
Doo-wop and soul music by Mad Maude and The Hatters
60s soul, pop and rock 45s spun by DJ Tempty

Dance Contest Rules:

Dance contestants (couples or individual) must sign up at the bar by 10:59PM
Contestants will be announced and the contest with begin at 11PM
3 finalists will be chosen by MKT BAR judges
Finalists will dance for the audience and MKT BAR judges until no later than 11:45PM
The winner will receive a $500 YUMMY! Phoenicia gift card

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

Get your tickets now, before they’re gone!

“Music in Motion” and “Big Bend” by Richard Griesser

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Explore two photo series in one exhibit.

Music in Motion

Digging the Houston music scene of the ’60s at teen clubs on Friday and Saturday nights, Houston-based photographer Richard Griesser saw and photographed some of the era’s hottest bands–both local acts and those just breaking onto the national stage.

Music in Motion tries to catch the passion of music in a photograph. While you can see that music comes from motion, capturing it on film is like trying to catch fireflies in a jar. Only by setting them free do you see the magic.

Big Bend

With each trip to Big Bend, the rugged scenery got into Griesser’s blood–and his work. Witness the breathtaking three parks in one that encompass the river, desert and mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.

OPENING RECEPTION: Meet the artist on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7-9PM
EXHIBITION: Through January 31, 2014
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Read more about Richard Griesser in a recent Houston Press interview.

Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary with a Week-Long Bash!

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We’re celebrating 30 years of business this year by hosting a week-long bash at both our West Houston and Downtown locations. November 4-10th, we’ll host an anniversary fete or two, have customer giveaways, feature Armenian-inspired dishes and baked goods at Phoenicia and MKT BAR, and serve YUMMY! in-store samples. We’ll take you back to the 80s with morning-to-night jams from the era and also celebrate artfully at our Downtown location with a little help from GONZO247 in the commemorative mural department.

We’ve got a whole list of fun things to do. See for yourself below.

Wednesday, November 6th, 7-9PM – We’ll honor Mama and Papa Tcholakian during Friends & Fam Night at MKT BAR. Enjoy a traditional Armenian-Lebanese buffet and music by Guest DJ Craig T. Brown of Heights Vinyl, playing eclectic beats with international flair.

Friday-Sunday, November 8-10 – Treat yourself to free cupcakes at our Downtown and West Houston locations. Valid while the YUMMY!-NESS lasts!

Saturday, November 9 10AM-3PM – Special Anniversary MKT Brunch at MKT BAR. We’re serving a new menu, whipping up new cocktails and will feature live music by Nick Gaitan from noon to 3PM.

Saturday, November 91983 Grocery Get Down at MKT BAR

Sunday, November 10, 10AM-3PM – If you miss Saturday’s Special Anniversary MKT Brunch, stop by on Sunday to enjoy the new brunch menu, cocktails and live music by the Thomas Helton Trio from noon to 3PM.

1983 Grocery Get Down

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We’re going to party like it’s 1983!

Join us at MKT BAR on November 9th from 8PM-2AM as we celebrate turning 30 during our 1983 Grocery Get Down. DJ Portal Walker and The Spicolis will play radical 80s jams, while you, dressed in 80s garb and with 80s attitude, nosh on complimentary 80s-inspired light bites and enjoy boutique wine, craft beer and MKT BAR cocktail specials. Local entertainer and YouTube sensation Montrose Rollerblade Dancer will jump-start the ’80s-inspired festivities with surprise guest appearances during the week at Phoenicia Downtown, before his grand finale performance at the Grocery Get Down.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank.

Admission is FREE and tickets are limited.

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Complimentary 80s-Inspired Gourmet Light Bites

-Swedish Meatballs

-Crab Salad on Endive

-Cheese Straws

-Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

-Pizza Casserole

-Buffalo Wings


-Bartles and Jaymes wine cooler punch

-Boutique Wine/ Craft Beer Specials + MKT BAR Cocktails

Get Your Ghoul On!

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Saturday, October 26

Thursday, October 31

Bring your bone appetit for TWO celebrations with ghostly goodies and festive fun, courtesy of your YUMMY! Crew.

Complimentary Scary Snacks
* BBQ Babies’ Back Ribs
* Buffalo Bat Wings
* Graveyard Gorgonzola Spread on Creepy Crostini
* Roaches on a Log
* 7- Layer Spider Web Dip
* Devil Eggs
* Guacamoldy w/ Tombstone Chips

Potions for Purchase
* Smokin’ Sangria ($4 glass, $20 carafe)
* Vampire Wine Specials
* Pumpkin Gelato

Live Music
Costume Contest & Prizes
Free Admission