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Soul Sessions Saturdays

Posted in Events, MKT BAR

Saturdays 8-11PM

Shine up your dancing shoes and join us every Saturday when we’ll have the best in local soul DJs and bands playing you something to cut a rug to.

Check out our calendar for the latest Soul Sessions lineup.

Give 5% to Conserve Houston

Posted in Arpi's Deli, Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, Westheimer Market


April 20, 2013

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 20th 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.

Bayou Land Conservancy
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Galveston Bay Foundation
Houston Audubon
Katy Prairie Conservancy

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

Easter YUM!

Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR

Hoppy spring! Join us for an eggsceptional Easter menu and a special selection of holiday treats.

MKT BAR Easter Weekend Menu
Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 10AM-3PM
Live music from the Pelayo Parlade Duo on Sunday | Noon-3PM

Fried Catfish $12
with jalapeño grits

Pecan Praline Waffles $11
with fresh peaches and whipped cream

Seafood Frittata $12
shrimp, crab, tomatoes and artichoke hearts with fresh herbs

Add a cocktail for a perfect holiday pairing:

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


“Neighborhoods” Exhibit by Local Artist Raul Gonzalez

Posted in Events, MKT BAR

Come explore the characteristics that make up a city as Gonzalez sheds light on the people and places that add character to their community. Admire the results of a process where he begins with photographs, draws extracted information using only ballpoint pens and marker, scans the drawings into a larger format, adds accentuating color, and transforms them into large-scale murals.

Exhibit: October 14, 2012 – January 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8-10PM

Recently featured in Houston Press’ “100 Creatives 2012” and Chicano Channel Magazine as an artist on the rise, Gonzalez will attend the opening reception and all artwork will be available for purchase.

Free admission. Light bites will be served at the artist opening reception, with drinks available for purchase.

For more information on Raul Gonzalez, visit

MKT BAR Tuesday & Thursday Steak Night

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MKT BAR Steak Night

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-10PM

It’s one the tastiest steaks and best-priced deals in town!

Our YUMMY! $12.99 Steak Dinner includes:
* MKT salad
* Choice of twice-baked potato or Za’atar fries
* Chef’s choice steak with house-made chimichurri sauce

Check out our calendar for more MKT BAR happenings.

MKT BAR Wine Wednesdays

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All-Day Wednesday Specials
Soular Grooves DJs 7-10PM

Wine and dine at MKT BAR every Wednesday–now with regular appearances by Soular Grooves DJs (KPFT 90.1 FM), alongside DJ SUN. The collective’s signature sound is an amalgamation of soul, jazz and groove.

While you’re tantalized by the tunes, enjoy half off select bottles of wine and Chef Matt’s new $8 charcuterie and cheese plates featuring:

* String Cheese
* Drunken Goat Cheese
* Chorizo
* Pepper-Crusted Salami
* Assorted Olives
* House-made Pita Chips

Check out our latest Soular Grooves DJ lineup.

YUMMY! 247 Grocery-inspired graffiti artwork by GONZO247 Closing Reception

Posted in Events, MKT BAR

Join us for the closing reception of YUMMY! 247 — an exhibition of GONZO247’s plexi-GRAFF series that explores Phoenicia Specialty Foods’ diverse selection of international foods. New grocery-inspired artwork has been added since the opening, and one lucky guest will win a piece of art from the YUMMY! 247 series! Meet and greet the artist from 6:30-7PM and from 7-7:30PM, GONZO247 will talk about the history of graffiti and his unique plexi-GRAFF process.

All artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibit: June 18 – August 31, 2012
Opening Reception: June 20, 2012, 7-10PM
Closing Reception: August 29, 2012, 7-10PM
Artist Meet & Greet 6:30-7PM
Artist Talk 7-7:30PM

Music by Soular Grooves DJ Soul One

Free admission. Light bites will be served at the artist reception, with drinks available for purchase.

Art Car Parade Retro 1986

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An exhibition of photography by George Hixson

Exhibition: May 1-31, 2012
Artist Reception: May 4, 2012
Music by The Footnotes

Rewind to 1986 with wildly creative art cars and the crazy antics of the Urban Animals roller skating gang. Relive the “New Music Parade,” the inspiration for Houston’s first art car parade, through the lens of George Hixson at Art Car Parade Retro 1986.

Hixson has been capturing the quirky and cool moments of Houston’s most-loved parade on wheels for the past 25 years. Today, the parade attracts 250+ entries from 23 states along with Canada and Mexico and draws a crowd of nearly 250,000.

At the artist reception, get an up-close look at art cars including the iconic Fruitmobile and rock out to The Footnotes, the first band to play the Art Car Ball.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from art sales will benefit The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.

Photography Exhibit: May 1- May 31, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:30-8PM

MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin Street
Houston, Texas 77010

M-W: 7AM-10PM

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