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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!

“Houston Forever” by Mike Unger


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This exhibition features a series of images from around Houston that capture the confluence of new/old and sharp/bright/dull that exemplifies Houston. Unger’s work explores the juxtaposition of color, age, texture, geometry, time and space across a variety of scales. “Houston Forever” is an exhibition of the integration of Houston’s gritty landscape, time and light.

Additional photography can be viewed here

All artwork will be available for purchase. Exhibition organized by Charisse Weston.

EXHIBITION: April 8 – May 28, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Meet the artist, Wednesday, April 8, 7-9PM.
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Join the event

Easter Specials


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Easter Specials

Beginning Friday, April 3, 2015, Phoenicia Specialty Foods & MKT BAR will offer YUMMY! Easter food specials and holiday-themed treats all weekend long.

Highlights from the menu include Braised Leg of Lamb, Smoked Salmon Pizza and Challah French Toast for MKT Weekend Brunch, along with classic a’la carte brunch favorites such as Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Piperade with Eggs and more.Toast the occasion with a refreshing Pomegranate Mimosa, Sake Bloody Mary or a bottle of bubbly, complete with live music on Sunday.

Then get hopping on your Easter shopping at Phoenicia Specialty Foods. With YUMMY! Phoenicia-exclusive, limited-edition imported Italian dark chocolate Easter eggs, house-made Challah bread with baked eggs and braided sweet breads, Artisan chocolates and more, Phoenicia is a one-stop Easter shop-til-you-drop spot.

MKT Brunch makes every bunny feel like a V.I.Peep, available Saturday-Sunday, April 4-5 10AM-3PM. Enjoy live music from the talented Boodah and His Painted Jazz Band during brunch from noon-3PM.

Also, savor these Easter specials from Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5:

Green Bean and Chickpea Salad $8
with goat cheese

Braised Leg of Lamb $18
with holiday couscous and grilled kale

Smoked Salmon Pizza $12
with asparagus, capers, lemon zest and dill havarti

Challah French Toast $9 
with caramel pecan sauce

Chiffon Easter Basket Dessert $7
Crispy vanilla bean meringue filled with a diplomat cream topped with spring mixed berries

Make any dish eggsceptionally YUMMY! by pairing it with a signature coffee or gelato, hoppy craft beers, mimosas, white sangria or other refreshing cocktail of your choice, such as our:

Basil Rita
fresh basil steeped in simple syrup & lime juice, finished with sparkling wine, seltzer & chopped basil, with a salted rim

Raspberry MKT Mojito
raspberry simple syrup & mint, shaken with apple juice & our house rosé

Sangria Blanca
seasonal berries, fruit & citrus marinated overnight w/ our sommelier’s white wine blend | Carafe offered

Pomegranate Mimosa
light & effervescent pomegranate juice with Prosecco sparkling wine | Carafe offered

YUM o’ the Irish


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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

 

“Grids” by James Radcliffe


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This exhibition features large and small-scale works on paper that explore relationships between line, color, and space. In spite of the presence of geometric repetition, Radcliffe’s works display a spontaneity and sincerity that makes even the smallest piece speak loudly to the viewer. “Grids” is an exhibition of powerful pieces, full of colorful vibrancy and depth.

James Radcliffe is a Houston-based artist currently pursuing an MFA in painting from the University of Houston. He produces his drawings and paintings on found and salvaged supports to add an underlying history upon which his marks elaborate. RadcliffeJames explores abstractions derived from a repetitious mark-making activity which employs color, or the lack thereof, to engage the viewer. Radcliffe has exhibited at Project Row Houses, DiverseWorks, Alabama Song Art Space, and was recently awarded a 2015 Idea Fund Grant.

All artwork will be available for purchase. Exhibition organized by Charisse Weston

EXHIBITION: February 11 – April 4, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, February 11, 7-9PM. Meet the artist at 9PM.
COST: Free admission. Food, drinks and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Join the event

MKT BAR Boot Scootin’ Steak Nights


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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

Ribeye $12.99
with iron-skillet baked beans and fresh tossed coleslaw

Double-Cut Pork Chop $17
with iron-skillet baked beans and fresh tossed coleslaw

Beer & Wine Specials
Texas beer flights
Select Texas wine offerings

Dessert

Mile High Key Lime Pie $7

Music Line-up

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Broken Spokes 6-9PM
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Vinyl Night w/ Guest DJ Mexican Blackbird (classic country) 7-10PM
  • Thursday, Feb. 26 – Vinyl Ranch 5-8PM | Pecos Hank 8-11PM
  • Friday, Feb. 27 – GO TEXAN DAY – Lucas Eason and The Panhandlers 5-8PM | Beta Theater Stand-Up Comedy 9PM

WHCC Choir & Rodeo Clowns will be making surprise appearances throughout the week.

Phoenicia In-Store Specials – All February

Apricot Fried Pie
Texas Pecan Pound Cake
Wafer Banana Pudding

Valentine’s Spotlight: Our YUMMY! Couple


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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!

 

Kid’s Pastry Class and Pizza Party


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Phoenicia Pastry Chef David Berg will teach kids ages 3 and up how to bake and decorate cookies. After class, kids will prepare personal artisan pizzas and enjoy a pizza party, goody bag, and more fun. Includes complimentary MKT BAR cocktails for parents. $40 per child, per class. Limited space available.

For class schedule and to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.com

WHAT: Kid’s Pastry Classes and Pizza Parties
WHERE: 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

 

​Cupid’s Karaoke Cuddle Fest at MKT BAR


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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.

Join the Facebook event.

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

“Everything in Its Right Place” by Stephanie Gonzalez at MKT BAR


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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.

All artwork will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit http://sgabstractart.jimdo.com/

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.

Exhibition organized by Megan Badger.