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Kids YUMMY! Summer Cooking Classes


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, News

Join us for our Kids YUMMY! Summer Cooking Classes!        

Class 1: Chef of the Party

Your Chef will learn all the elements of a party and will make & decorate a cake & assemble a yummy pizza, churn ice cream and decorate cookies…all from scratch! After all the goodies are made, we will celebrate in your MKT BAR where the happy chefs will eat what they made, watch cool cartoons, and have lots of fun!

Saturdays 10am – 2pm on June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13

 

Class 2: Make That Dough!

Your child will be the “Happiest Baker” as they bake a loaf from scratch, plus make and braid Challah bread. They will work with empanada dough and fill them with sweet & savory ingredients to eat! The bakers will also make and decorate cupcakes from scratch. The worldly bakers will then head to MKT BAR to eat their goodies, watch toons, and have lots of fun!

Saturdays 10am – 2pm on June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, August 20

 

$65 PER CHILD PER CLASS

Make a Reservation

or email  [email protected]

or call (832) 360-2222

 

YUMMY! Spring Kids Classes


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, News
Easter Decorating Classes

This spring your child will want to hop to our Easter decorating class.  your junior designer will decorate a giant bunny cookie, create a chocolate rabbit & bake a YUMMY! pizza plus other fun Easter items!  Then we head to MKT BAR to eat their festive creations!

 

$65 PER CHILD PER CLASS & LUNCH PARTY

Make a Reservation

or email  [email protected]

 

YUMMY! Holiday Decorating Classes


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, News
Phoenicia Holiday Decorating Classes

We are pleased to offer YUMMY Holiday Decorating Classes for you and your little ones this season!

  

$65 PER CHILD PER CLASS & LUNCH PARTY

Make a Reservation

or email  [email protected]

 

LET’S DECORATE A HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE

 

YOUR JUNIOR DESIGNERS WILL DECORATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE THAT MAKES THE PERFECT HOLIDAY DECORATION. WE WILL ALSO DECORATE SWEET FALL COOKIE TREATS TOO! AFTER DECORATING, THE CLASS WILL MEET AT MKT BAR FOR A YUMMY MEAL WHILE WATCHING SOME HOLIDAY TOONS.

  • NOV 6— 10AM
  • NOV 20 — 10AM
  • DEC 11— 10AM
  • DEC 18— 2PM

 

LET’S DECORATE GIANT GINGERBREAD FRIENDS

 

KIDS WILL DECORATE A GIANT GINGERBREAD BOY & GIRL!  WE WILL ALSO DECORATE SWEET CHRISTMAS COOKIES.  AFTER, WE WILL CELEBRATE IN THE MKT BAR FOR A YUMMY MEAL WHILE WATCHING SOME HOLIDAY CARTOONS.

  • NOV 13— 10AM
  • NOV 27 — 10 AM
  • DEC 4— 10AM
  • DEC 18— 10AM

 

TAKE-HOME KITS + PRIVATE PARTIES!

 

  • ADULT DECORATING HAPPY HOURS AT MKT BAR ($55 EA)
  • PRE-ORDER KITS FOR YOUR HOME & VIRTUAL PARTIES
  • INQUIRE ABOUT PRIVATE PARTIES FOR ADULTS OR KIDS ($35 GINGERBREAD BOY OR GIRL | $45 HOUSE)

 

 

GROOVE WITH UNCLE JUMBO AFTER SATURDAYS CLASSES!

 

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YUMMY Holiday Decorating Classes and Uncle Jumbo!


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, News

We are pleased to offer YUMMY Holiday Decorating Classes for you and your little ones this season!

  

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD DECORATING: We will decorate gingerbread houses, holiday cookies and make some fun holiday crafts! Kids will also be able to enjoy a YUMMY item from our kid’s brunch menu in MKT BAR after the class. We will have hot cocoa, holiday music and even read fun International holiday stories to all our guests!

December 7th, 14th & 21st, 11 AM – 12:30 PM

 

ADULT ‘BIG KID’ NIGHT DECORATING CLASSES: Enjoy festive wine and charcuterie plates while decorating gingerbread houses, holiday cookies and making some fun holiday crafts!

December 8th, 5 PM

 

PHOENICIA IS PROUD TO PRESENT UNCLE JUMBO @ MKT BAR!

Children’s songs and dance-alongs focused on:  Joy • Connection • Mindfulness • Wellness

FREE ENTRY!

HOLIDAY KICKBACK – Chill holiday party, Santa and Mrs. Claus guest appearances, holiday craft, cookie decorating, balloon artist, face painters, breakfast YUM!

December 7th, 9 AM – 11 AM

Find out more at:  HELLOUNCLEJUMBO.COM

 

$50 per Class

For more information and to Register e-mail us at [email protected]

Minimum age requirement for kid classes is 3 years old.  All classes will be held at our Downtown Market at 1001 Austin St. 

 

Kids’ Summer YUM Classes!


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, MKT BAR, News

We are pleased to offer summer classes for your little chefs!

Class 1 – The Eiffel Flour

Our class will be making a delicious French Baguette from scratch, along with éclairs and some lovely tarts. We will also decorate Eiffel tower cookies…YUM! This is a hands-on class and our young Parisian bakers will come away with great cooking skills and YUMMY snacks! We will finish our class in the MKT BAR with YUMMY, house-made baguette sandwiches, chips and cartoons!                      June 22nd | July 20th

Class 2 – Extra Dough!

Bake some happiness with us! In this bread class we will be making a bread loaf from scratch  and braid up some Challah and pretzels! We will also make sweet and savory empanadas then we will finish up the class with cupcakes – hey that is bread too! The class will finish in MKT BAR with kids munching on the delicious empanadas they made! Kids will go home with several warm loaves of bread and decorated cupcakes to share!  June 29th | July 27th

Class 3 – I Spy a Pie

We will focus on pies; sweet and savory in this class. Kids will make a pie dough from scratch for a savory chicken or veggie pot pie and sweet mini pies! They will learn to measure ingredients, roll dough, and different pastry techniques to make a perfect pie crust. After class we will eat our YUMMY goodies in the MKT BAR with some snacks and a beverage of your choice. The little chefs will take home (2) sweet pies to share with their family!  July 6th | August 3rd

Class 4 – Batter Up

Be the chef of the party and learn to make a cake and frosting from scratch and how to churn  ice cream. Our chefs will be teaching the kids to make a YUMMY batter for a cake that  they will decorate and how to churn their favorite flavors into smooth creamy ice cream! After class we will enjoy cartoons and brunch in the MKT BAR!  July 13th | August 10th

$55 per Class or 4-Pack for $50 ea.

For more information and to Register e-mail us at [email protected]

Minimum age requirement for students is 3 years old.  All classes will be held from 10 am to noon at our Downtown Market at 1001 Austin St. 

YUMMY! Spring Offerings


Posted in Downtown Market, News, Westheimer Market

Hop into Spring at Phoenicia with special seasonal offerings! Choose from large Dark Chocolate Eggs imported from Italy, imported Easter egg dyes, Panettone, festive chocolates and candies, Rose’ wines from around the globe to prime cuts of lamb and roasts for traditional Easter season cooking. Our catering department is also up to the task in providing for your holiday and family gatherings. Give us a call at 832.360.2222 or email [email protected] for more info on premium catering.

From,

Your Spring-time YUMMY! Crew

 

 

Kid’s Holiday Decorating Classes


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, News

 

Reserve your spot for these up and coming dates!

 

Haunted Halloween

  • October 20th & 27th, 10am-12pm
  • October 31st, 4-6pm

Spooky, Scary Chef’s wanted for our fun Haunted House Decorating Class!
Candy corn and marshmallow ghosts will fill your fun Halloween Haunted house in this decorating class! We will decorate gingerbread houses, holiday cookies and make some fun holiday crafts! Kids will also enjoy a YUMMY item from our kid’s brunch menu in MKT BAR after the class. We will have spooky drinks, songs and silly, scary stories read for all our guests!
$55 for 2 hour class | Ages 2 through 11

 

December Holiday

  • December 1st, 8th & 15th, 10am-12pm

Bring your child in for a fun, holiday gingerbread decorating class!
We will decorate gingerbread houses, holiday cookies and make some fun holiday crafts! Kids will also be able to enjoy a YUMMY item from our kid’s brunch menu in MKT BAR after the class. We will have hot cocoa, holiday music and even read fun International holiday stories to all our guests!
$55 for 2 hour class | Ages 2 through 11

 

Register at [email protected]
Limited Space Available.
Classes at Phoenicia Downtown.

Join us for Houston Restaurant Weeks


Posted in Downtown Market, Events, News
MKT BAR Houston Restaurant Weeks 2017

MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is proud to be a participant in Houston Restaurant Weeks from August 1st through September 30th, 2017.

Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank. Restaurants across Houston will donate proceeds from their special HRW menu sales to benefit this vital, community organization.
During the five week dining experience we will offer specially priced lunch and dinner menus as well as a tasty HRW brunch menu. Give us a visit during this exciting time of the year to be a food lover in Houston!

View our menu for more details

YUMMY! Wonderland International Festival & Brunch 2016


Posted in Downtown Market, Events
Yummy! Wonderland 2016

Go global and give back this holiday season at the second annual YUMMY! Wonderland at our downtown location on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate the season with an international holiday festival and brunch highlighting art, music, traditions and customs from around the globe. There will be activities to entertain everyone in your family with crafts, holiday wine pairing, cultural performances and live music. This year, you can take also decorate cookies and ornaments with Mrs. Claus and her elves. Bring the family to enjoy a day full of food, crafts, live musical performances and shopping while snapping photos with Santa.

The event is free of admission and open to the public, with option to purchase food. Registration is highly recommended as tickets are limited. Reserve your tickets at yummywonderland2016.eventbrite.com.

YUMMY! Food
An international selection of à la carte entrées, brunch plates and desserts will be available for purchase in the market providing a culinary journey of delicious global dishes that are served during the holiday. Attendees can also enjoy sampling throughout the market for further exploration of international flavors.

Featured menu items include:

– Pantone French Toast
– Turkish Menemen Scramble
– Spiced Hash browns
– Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
– Roasted Acorn Squash
– Citrus Glazed Cornish Hen
– Grilled Lamb Chops
– Chick Pea Tagine

Featured Bakery Hot Line

– Crab Quiche
– Breakfast pizza
– Warm Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cold Deli

– Grilled Asparagus
– Tempeh Stuffed Acorn Squash
– Grilled Redfish with Lemon
– Potato and Leek Tarts

YUMMY! Entertainment
Enjoy live holiday music and dance throughout the day by local performers representing the customs and cultures of the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Russia.
– FLY Dance Company
– Operativo Houston
– Ridna Shkola Ukrainian school of Houston
– Russian Cultural Center

YUMMY! Crafts
Let your creative side out to play! Families can create memories with hands-on crafts including cookie and ornament decorating stations with Mrs. Claus and her elves. You can also share your holiday wish list with Santa in French or English. And, since the holidays are the perfect time for merriment and “cheer-fullness,” adults can enjoy holiday wine pairing with chocolate, cheese and other holiday treats. You can also join the Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer and celebrate the spirit of the season with a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

YUMMY! Shopping
Find gifts with heart from The Community Cloth, a local organization selling artisanal hand-crafted products locally made by women who come from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar (Burma) and Sudan. In addition, the Houston Institute for Culture East End Studio Gallery will showcase handmade crafts from Mexico and hand painted dolls to decorate the Christmas tree with among many other retail vendors displaying artifacts from across the globe.

Get free tickets at: yummywonderland2016.eventbrite.com

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MKT BAR named Best Bar for Drinking Before Grocery Shopping


Posted in Downtown Market, Media, Media Coverage, News

Monday-Friday, 2-7PM

We’ve been named one of Houstonia’s Best Neighborhood bars in Downtown Houston!

Touted as “Best Bar for Drinking Before Grocery Shopping,” we invite you pop-in and unwind before (or after) hitting the aisles. You can always count on finding a refreshing beer or wine special and appetizers to make your shopping more exciting during our weekday Happy Hour, every Monday through Friday from 2-7PM.

“Come as you are to this no-frills joint located inside the beloved Phoenicia Specialty Foods market. Though it otherwise has all the atmosphere of your local Starbucks, the bar feels buzzy when a DJ or live band hits the stage, which is often, and gets packed when there’s a concert or a basketball game at nearby Toyota Center. As a bonus, pretty much every wine on offer pairs well with the store’s flaky baklava. Just saying.”

Read the article here.