August 10th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 8.10.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Houston Restaurant Week, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, All You Can Eat Spaghetti, the Museum of Fine Arts Shows Mary Poppins, the Whole Shebang, Honky Tonk Happy Hour, Dolls Now, Beetle at the Continental Club, The Paper Runway, Mixers and Elixirs, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Heading to Froberg’s Farm, Anvil Sunday Brunch, Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea, and Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys

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Houston Restaurant Week to Benefit Houston Food Bank


August 1, 2010 through August 21, 2010 (not really a week, is it?)


City-wide
Where:
City-wide
How much?
$35.00 at participating restaurants will get you a fancy three courser! $5.00 of that goes to the Houston Food Bank. Or, select restaurants will offer a $20.00 two-course lunch, donating $3.00 of each lunch sold to the Houston Food Bank. Reservations are required.
Can I eat there? Yes, delicious food from all over the Greater Houston Area.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Rice University [1600 Main Street]
Where: West University
How much? Price varies upon quantity purchased. Expect to pay a few dollars more per item than you would at Kroger.
Can I eat there? You’ll be picking up food for your weekly meals. You can wait.
Can I drink there? Drink it all in.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Free Texas Hold ‘Em and All You Can Eat Spaghetti at Noah’s Ark


Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill [4438 Boulevard]
Where: Bacliff, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Cheaper than you might think. $5.95 for Regular Spaghetti, Add Meatballs 75¢ ,  Chili Spaghetti $6.95, Add Cheddar Cheese 35¢
Can I eat there? Yes, you can. It’s all you can eat spaghetti. Can a great seafood restaurant conquer Italian? How about you partake and let us know.
Can I drink there? Yes, do.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Showing of Mary Poppins


Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts Houston
[1001 Bissonnet at Main]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Films in this series are free with museum admission. MFAH members receive complimentary admission.
Can I eat there? Yes, there are a few places to grab a bite.
Can I drink there? Yes, wine is acceptable.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Whole Shebang at the Hooks-Epstein Galleries


Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from now until Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hook’s Epstein Galleries [2631 Colquitt]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, experiencing the art should be your concern.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mitch Jacobs


Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at  6:00 p.m.


The Hideaway [3122 Dunvale]
Where: Woodlake / Briar Meadow, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Dolls Now at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft [4848 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free, totally free. No admission charge!
Can I eat there? No, instead allow Afrodet to fill you in on what you’ll be consuming, “It’s an exhibition of imaginative art dolls handcrafted by members of the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Loopster, Afrodet, told us.

Beetle at the Continental Club


Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Continental Club
, right next door to The Big Top [3700 Main Street]
Where:
The Fourth Ward
How much?
Free, totally free. No admission charge!
Can I eat there? Yes, or you might try Tacos A Go-go , just a stones throw away.
Can I drink there? Yes, just don’t end up like these guys.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Paper Runway at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Friday, August 13, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or every day of the week, excluding Sunday and Monday

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft [4848 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free, totally free. No admission charge!
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Mixers and Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with Grupo Kache


Friday, August 13, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

The Houston Museum of Natural Science [5555 Hermann Park Drive]
Where: The Museum District
How much? $14.00 members, $17.00 non-members (Cash bar)
Can I eat there? Yes, complimentary appetizers!
Can I drink there? Yes, bring your cash if you’re expecting to partake.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Star Wars: Clone Wars at Space Center Houston


Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or anytime until Saturday, September 18, 2010

Space Center Houston [1601 NASA PARKWAY (formerly NASA Rd 1)]
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $15.95 to $19.95
Can I eat there? Yes, there are concessions available. If a food court meal isn’t you thing try  T-bone Tom’s about 10 minutes away or Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant west of  NASA, just down the street.
Can I drink there? No, the exhibits of Star Wars related things simply trump the importance of the drink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Head to Froberg’s Farm


Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or anytime until Saturday, September 18, 2010

Froberg’s Farm [11875 County Road 190]
Where: Alvin, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? This depends on your addiction to all things local. Prices vary.
Can I eat there? Yes, but concentrate on gathering food for any number of fresh meals soon to be made in your future. Look for nectarines, okra, cucumbers, cantaloupe, eggplant, peaches, peas, and plums. Delicious!
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Anvil Bar & Refuge Sunday Brunch


Sunday, August 15, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anvil Bar & Refuge [1424 Westheimer Rd.]
Where: Montrose
How much? It depends on what you order, expect more than $50 for you and one other.
Can I eat there? Yes, with items like the 12 o’clock Pizza, topped with eggs and bacon, my mouth is watering as I type this..
Can I drink there? Yes, don’t be shy.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea


Monday, August 16, 2010 from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight

Te House of Tea [1927 Fairview St.]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but know that music, poetry, spoken word artists–all are welcome.
Can I drink there? Yes, fine teas from around the world, organic teas, and fairly-traded teas.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Sean Reefer and Resin Valley Boys at the Hideaway


Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

The Hideaway [3122 Dunvale]
Where: Woodlake / Briar Meadow, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The image at the top appears courtesy of Houston Restaurant Week 2010.

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— Richard

Comments

T-Bones & Tofu — Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:24 am

Thanks for all the great ideas. Gotta say I really heart this weekly round up. Also, for vegetarian readers – or readers with vegetarian friends they like to dine with – check out this guide to Houston Restaurant Week: http://tbonesandtofu.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/part-one-a-vegetarians-guide-to-houston-restaurant-week/

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