Archive for August, 2013

“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.”


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

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.

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

YUMMY! Crew Spotlight: Gloria Brown

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Gloria Brown

Gloria Brown, soon to be Giannelli, grew up in Chicago and attended Eastern Illinois University where she studied Dietetics and Nutrition. While in college, she met her future husband and in short order, found herself moving to Texas. The Lone Star State held all the things she loves: the warm climate, amazing people and plenty of family to make sure she doesn’t get homesick! It didn’t take long before she became a part of our Phoenicia family.

With her wedding date coming up quickly, Gloria glows as she talks about her upcoming nuptials; she tried on over 300 dresses before she chose an exquisite Enzoni dress that makes her look like a princess! Aside from the fact that she will be getting married in the church that she attended all her life, Gloria shared a story about her engagement ring that encompasses the beauty of her and Nate’s story. After dating for a couple of months, they went to St. Louis, and on a whim, went into a jewelry store to window shop. Nate casually asked her if any of the rings were a favorite and when she chose one, he went back the next weekend, bought it and kept it hidden for 2 ½ years! During their drive to Texas, he hid it in the spare tire carrier of the car, petrified that if they had a flat tire, he would have to propose. When Gloria (and her mother) asked what took so long to give her the ring, he said he was waiting for the perfect moment.

Gloria recounts how she has had to juggle her wedding planning with a very busy MKT BAR. You can feel her passion for MKT BAR radiating as she discusses the upcoming bands, special tastings and unique events. She loves the challenges and excitement at MKT BAR and especially loves meeting new and interesting people. With an enthusiastic smile Gloria said, “No two days are ever the same!” With that same excitement, she thinks our executive chef, Matt Johnson, is an exceptional chef. Her favorite dish is the Squashed Pizza, which she pairs with a glass of Pasion Bobal.

Gloria’s love of travel will challenge Nate’s honeymoon destination planning. They have traveled as far as the Dominican Republic and her favorite spot is Hawaii. No matter the destination, when they return, they will begin building a new house and filling it with kiddos. Gloria flashes a beatific grin and with a twinkle says she’d like five kids! Whew!

Come to MKT BAR, share Gloria’s enthusiasm and be counted as one of the amazing people she meets daily!