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“Diesel Fried Chicken and Recent Works” by Dan Baeza


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Diesel Fried Chicken and Recent Works by Dan Baeza

Explore the desert lands of Van Horn, Texas, at our exhibition by Dallas-Ft. Worth-based photographer Dan Baeza. A strong desire to learn about the complexities of landscapes and an interest in documenting West Texas prompted Baeza’s topographic investigation that is “Diesel Fried Chicken.”

ABOUT THE ART:

The central theme of Baeza’s work investigates an interest in documenting the West Texas region. Since leaving his hometown of Van Horn, Baeza has had a strong desire to learn more about the social and constructed landscapes, the myth and reality, and the past and present of this complex diverse land. Combining his volunteer work with the Clark Hotel Museum and past photographic investigations, Baeza’s current project chronicles his hometown. “Diesel Fried Chicken” is a visual account of the relationships between the historical landscape, twenty-first-century travel, the mythology of the West, and an uncertain future.

EXHIBITION: September 26 – November 3, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6-9PM

COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Olivia Junell and Jordan Dupuis. For more information, please visit www.danbaeza.com

Show-Stopping Specials


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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 2013-14 season.

Special Discount on SPA Tickets

Enjoy a performance and SAVE! You can take part in SPA Houston show discounts 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” and be sure to choose the corporate group rate.

Go here to purchase discounted tickets.

Sack ’em Sundays


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Football season returns! Score these all-day Sunday specials, all season long.

Local Brew Specials
$2 bottles
$3 drafts

MKT Frito Pie $7
Corn chips smothered in our very own Haig’s chili, topped with radish, garlic, sharp cheddar cheese, lemon zest & scallions

Game-Day Calzone $7
Pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, marinara & mushrooms stuffed into our hand-tossed crust

Za’atar Shoestring Fries w/ Queso $7
Za’atar-dusted, hand-cut fries with lemon zest, served with spicy Moroccan ketchup & garlic sauce plus a side of MKT Queso for dipping

Curry Chicken Wings w/ Yogurt Sauce $7
Savory & sweet, with a touch of heat, accompanied by yogurt dipping sauce

Houston Press Hoppy Hour


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Select Fridays at MKT BAR continue to be extra “hoppy!” Join us as we pair up with the Houston Press for this specially-crafted event. We’ll celebrate with a selection of good brews, live tunes and our new fall menu!

Friday, October 18, from 4-10PM

Featured Brewery:

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Drink Specials
Beer flights & food pairings starting at $12
Select drafts $4
Wine $5

Live Music
Jawad 4-7PM
Bagheera 7-10PM

Free Admission

“Bread & Butter, Milk & Honey” Artwork by Jonathan Jardin, Paris F. Jomadiao and Martin Yaptangco


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Be among the first to experience “Bread & Butter, Milk & Honey,” a group exhibition featuring the works of Houston-based artists Jonathan Jardin, Paris F. Jomadiao and Martin Yaptangco.

ABOUT THE ART:
Each artist, through a variety of mediums, provides a visual commentary on the societal concerns surrounding food by exploring its transcendence into a realm beyond necessity. “Bread & Butter, Milk & Honey” deals with themes such as, but not limited to, consumption, luxury and the thin line between “need” and “want.”

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 6-9PM
EXHIBITION: July 25 – September 22, 2013
COST: Free admission. Drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Olivia Junell and Jordan Dupuis. For more information on the artists, please visit their respective websites.

Jonathan Jardin: www.analogueforthekill.com
Paris F. Jomadiao: www.parisfjomadiao.com
Martin Yaptangco: www.thematerialgood.com

Pizza Night at MKT BAR: FPSF Fancy Pants Ticket Giveaway


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FPSF is SOLD OUT, but here’s your chance to score the LAST TWO FANCY PANTS PASSES in town. Come to MKT BAR on Friday, May 31st, from 7-10PM and order any artisan pizza on the menu. One lucky winner drawn at random will find the winning Fancy Pants passes underneath his or her pizza when it arrives from the kitchen.

Official FPSF Fancy Pants Pizza Night Rules
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

How to Enter: Go to MKT BAR on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 7-10PM and order any pizza on the menu. Your tab will serve as your entry into a random drawing. Pizza orders/alternate entries must be received by May 31, 2013, at 10:00PM CDT. Limit one entry per person. Entering this promotion constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules, including, but not limited to, entrant’s consent to receive periodic email newsletters from MKT BAR and Phoenicia Specialty Foods. Alternate method of entry: Come to MKT BAR on Friday, May 31st, from 7-10PM and simply tell your MKT BAR waiter/waitress you’d like to enter the Fancy Pants drawing without purchasing a pizza. Write your full name and contact information on the slip of paper you’re provided to be entered into the prize drawing.

Winner/Prize: At a randomly determined time between 7-10PM CDT on Friday, May 31, 2013, Promotion Administrator will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at that time. One prize of two Fancy Pants passes for the 2013 Free Press Summer Festival will be awarded to one winner. Winner will be awarded the passes underneath a pizza, delivered to the winner at MKT BAR, from a MKT BAR employee. Prize has a retail value of $579. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes is permitted except at MKT BAR’s sole discretion. If the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, MKT BAR reserves the right to substitute a prize. All federal, state and local taxes, and all other costs associated with acceptance or use of the prizes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received at the time of the drawing. Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for MKT BAR and its agencies to use winner’s name and likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

“William Hundley” – Artwork by William Hundley


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Be among the first to experience “William Hundley,” an exhibit that showcases the wide scope of mediums and wild inventiveness that Hundley taps into when creating his works.

About the Art:
William Hundley is an Austin-based multimedia artist. Although he is most widely known for his photography, Hundley’s work also includes sculptures and installation and has been exhibited across the U.S. and in Berlin. Recent works have focused on assembled collages and a series of tribal-inspired masks with the idea of gathering objects from contemporary culture and using them in a “tribal” way.  Of his artistic practice Hundley says, “My work started with the influence of Erwin Wurm and Maurizio Cattelan, these absurdists. I love the practical-joke nature of it; if I can make humor and beautiful aesthetics come together, that’s the biggest powerhouse I can imagine.”

On View: June 12 – July 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6-9PM
Cost: Free admission. Light bites will be served at the artist opening reception, with drinks and all artwork available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Olivia Junell. For more information, please visit http://williamhundley.com/

“Sound Proof” Photographs and Collages by Peter Lucas


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Be among the first to experience “Sound Proof,” a collection of photographs and collages by Peter Lucas on Thursday, May 9th and meet the artist himself. After a brief introduction, Lucas will play a DJ set from 7-9PM.

About the Art
Artist Peter Lucas has drawn from his eclectic collection of old records and tapes to create a series of work exploring the nature and aesthetics of music media objects. Lucas’ photographs and collages incorporate and reframe elements of vinyl records, covers, sleeves, and 8-track and cassette tape cartridges. Emphasizing design as well as edges, textures, and degradation, Sound Proof is an homage to the rapidly vanishing culture of physical music media, a conceptual shifting of these vessels into art objects, and a personal rumination on the artist’s lifelong relationship with music.

On View: May 10 – June 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6-9PM
Cost: Free admission. All artwork will be available for purchase.

MKT BAR YUMMY! Mama’s Day Full-Service Brunch


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Mother’s Day Weekend
May 11-12, 2013
9AM-2PM
MKT BAR presents full-service dining and a special YUMMY! brunch menu guaranteed to make Mama happy. Highlights of our Mom’s Day special menu include Fresh Fruit Waffles, Piperade with Eggs, an Egg Scramble with chorizo and more. Popular choices including Haig’s Chili and several gourmet pizzas from the regular MKT BAR menu will also be available. Of course a good brunch isn’t complete without drinks, so have Mom order a party-pretty pomegranate mimosa or a summer-loving white sangria to accompany her meal. On Sunday May 12th, the Pelayo Parlade Duo performs from noon to 3PM.

MKT BAR YUMMY! Mama’s Day Brunch Menu

Fresh Fruit Waffles $10
with seasonal mixed fruit and cardamom whipped cream

Hill Country Fried Chicken and Waffles $13
with Moroccan-spiced maple syrup

Yogurt and Granola $6
A cup of Greek yogurt with homemade, honey-sweetened granola

Piperade w/ Eggs $9
Two soft-cooked eggs in pepper and tomato sauce, served with pita chips

Egg Scramble $10 with chorizo / $8 without chorizo
Over roasted potatoes and green onions with a drizzle of MKT Queso

Side of Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Home-Style Sausage or  Home-Style Bacon $2

Plantain Chips $7
Crispy, homemade plantain chips with mango salsa and chimichurri

MKT Queso $9
Melted beemster, sharp white cheddar, Gruyère and kefalograviera cheeses with grilled jalapeño, green olives, roasted peppers and oven-baked pita chips

Haig’s Chili $8
Ground chuck steak with onions, roasted peppers, fava beans and chickpeas topped with sharp white cheddar cheese, red radish, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and scallions

Farmer’s Market Pizza $12
Kefalograviera cheese, spinach, red peppers, roasted shallots and garlic topped with green onions, roasted pears and apples

The Butcher $14
Pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella, chorizo, Italian sausage, ground beef and sopressata

Big Cheese $12
Pizza with house marinara, fresh mozzarella and parmesan