The Houston Downtown Management District and East Downtown Management District (EaDo) are participating in a Houston-Galveston Area Council's Livable Centers Study, the area of which includes borders bounded by Pease, St. Charles, Commerce, and Austin Streets. The study concludes with a public meeting scheduled for August 9th 6:00pm at Incarnate Word Academy where 42 recommendations will be given for improvements meant to create a vibrant destination that welcomes office workers, residents, regional visitors and convention goers. The Incarnate Word Academy's Auditorium can be accessed via 609 Crawford Street. Please circulate the attached flyer by email or by posting the link on social media to reach anyone you think is interested in or will benefit from this Study. Thank you for assisting us with our public outreach! For more information on previous presentation go to the Eado Houston website.  

 

Raise a glass and toast with us! EaDo is excited to announce that the 8th Wonder Brewery will soon be housed in the warehouse building at 2202 Dallas St. (at Hutchins). The trio of Ryan Soroka, Alex Vassilakidis and chef Matt Marcus, better known in Houston culinary circles as the Eatsie Boys (www.eatsieboys.com), thanks to one of the most followed mobile eateries in town, is now ready to make their mark in the world of craft beer. They have also brought a new member into the fold: Aaron Corsi, who is in the process of being certified as a Master Brewer by the International Brewers Guild. The team has signed a lease and will soon begin repurposing a classic, one-story 5,000-sq.-ft. warehouse building a mere blocks from the entertainment row on St. Emanuel and the Dynamo Stadium, and a brief stroll to Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. The guys behind 8th Wonder Brewery hope to have the buildout completed by the end of this year, with the first 8th Wonder beers stocking shelves around Houston as soon as possible in 2012. While only in their 20s, these well-schooled entrepreneurs who boast advanced degrees in food, business and hospitality have big plans for the micro-brewery. Their goal is an initial output of four varieties – an alternative Amber Ale, an IPA and a Blonde Ale, as well as custom orders to supply a hops-appreciative roster of restaurants, bars and specialty stores around the state. Furthermore, they envision the venue as a vibrant community gathering place with ongoing programming that draws on and showcases neighborhood creative talent with art shows, food samplings and a film component. Brewery tours will be offered throughout the week and will include tastings of their newest batches. Look for updates at www.8thwonderbrewery.com.

The Fourth Floor Artists Collective at Francisco Studios is playing host to the UnderDogs Film Fest the weekend of August 12-14 in the heart of EaDo at 2300 McKinney. The UDFF is dedicated to provide exposure and screening opportunities to independent and micro-budget independent feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, and trailers. Current official selections for the festival include feature and short films from cities near and far, including Austin, Hollywood, and Toronto. Aerosol Warfare and EaDo are partners of the UDFF. Get the complete rundown on the UnderDogs Film Fest at Francisco Studios in EaDo at www.underdogs.com/filmfest/, on Facebook, or by calling 936.291.2860.

"Houston Restaurant Weeks" begin August 1st and, due to the overwhelming popularity of the previously 1 week program, now lasts all the way through the 31st! Since 2003, this customer-driven crusade to end hunger has raised over $900,000 for the Houston Food Bank, $585,000 of it last year alone! An incredible array of spots around the city are offering special prix fixe menus—$20 lunch menus include 2 courses (3 in some restaurants) and $35 dinner menus include 3 courses (4 courses at some restaurants). Given the incredibly accessible price-points of the Houston Restaurant Weeks menus, August is the perfect time to try a variety of fine dining establishments at very palatable prices. Some of the city's finest participating dining establishments are located within a mere blocks of EaDo, including: The Grove, Vic & Anthony's, VOICE at Hotel ICON, Samba Grille, the Foundation Room at the House of Blues, Strip House, 17* Restaurant at the Alden Hotel, and Quattro at the Four Seasons Hotel. Don't forget that Samba Grille and VOICE will both pick up EaDo residents and return them home after dinner for free! For a full list of participating restaurants visit www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com.

Now open at 2006 Walker Street just east of 59 sits Café Shoppe, a cute Vietnamese restaurant serving lunch and dinner in EaDo and specializing in bahn mi, real fruit smoothies, grilled items, noodle dishes and bowls, and much more, including daily lunch specials. Café Shoppe also features flat screen TV's, free WiFi, Karaoke, and live music! Check for hours, events, and the café's menus on their Facebook page and at www.phoeado.com.

The Houston Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival presented by FrenetiCore in Houston's East End. The festival, now in its fourth year, takes place over three weekends and offers the best independent theatre, film, dance, music, and visual arts from over 100 Houston area artists and beyond. EaDo's own Super Happy Fun Land is a participating venue and will host performances every Thursday through Sunday from August 11th through August 21st. The big, final "Anything Goes" weekend—a "fast paced (weekend with) over-the-top performances in any discipline by Houston's best performance artists"— takes place August 26th and 27th with a list of artists and other information TBD. Stay tuned! In the meantime, click here for a full lineup and additional crucial information about this exciting cultural blowout coming our way via the Houston Fringe Festival: www.houstonfringefestival.com/schedule/shows.

Each month, we cover highlights of what's happening in EaDo, and we link to the full calendars of the area's various venues.  If your venue is not listed and you'd like for it to be, please contact us at info@eadohouston.com.

Aerosol Warfare Gallery – Join Aerosol Warefare Gallery for their ongoing art workshops provided by CKC StART Street & Urban Arts this summer. Each 2 hour workshop is $40 and they are scheduled on Wednesdays from 4-9 PM, Thursdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM and on Saturdays by appointment. Also, don't forget about GONZO247's most recent show, PERPLEXED, which is almost finished with its summer run at Aerosol Warfare Gallery. Including work using a combination of plexiglass/plastic acrylic as the canvas, spray paint and other mixed media, PERPLEXED displays ample energy by GONZO247 and should not be missed before it comes down on August 21st, 2011.  For more information, visit
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Calliope's PoBoy
Calliope's Po-Boy is still psyched about its new patio and Crawfish Boils every Friday and Saturday! Further each Wednesday Calliope's Po-Boy offers delicious $10 "Hot Lunch Specials."
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Warehouse Live – August 4th – Evans Blue; August 5th – Slim Thug, Z-ro & Afroman; August 6th – Sia; August 19th – Bowling for Soup; August 22nd – The Deer Hunter.. For full listing visit:
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Little Woodrow's
Little Woodrow's' $2 Ticket Stub Special menu rewards those who bring in ticket stubs from Warehouse Live shows, plus stubs from Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, Astros, Rice, and University of Houston games. Also, don't forget that Little Woodrow's EaDo has specials every night of the week!  Monday – TX Beer & Movie night; Tuesday – Big Ass Beers and Geeks Who Drink Trivia Contest; Wednesday – Ladies Night and Steak Night; Thursday – Happy Hour ‘til 9 PM; Friday – DJ night; Saturday – 11 AM – 4 PM $3 Bloody Marys, Blue Moon, Micheladas and Mimosas; Sunday – Draftmania with draft specials. For more details see
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Lucky's Pub
Lucky's Pub also features specials each night of the week with happy hours Mon-Fri 4-7 pm: Monday – Industry Night; Tuesday – Steak & Pint Night; Wednesday – Small Ass Beer Night & Shot Night; Thursday – Old School Thursdays ft live local bands; Friday – Beer & Shot Night; Saturday & Sunday – Party on the Patio. 
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Cork Soakers
Don't forget about Cork Soakers' weekly Wednesday cultural event Artful Sips, where attendees can create great art while sipping super wine! The rest of their nightly specials are as follows: Monday – Bubbles & Bingo and/or Bubbles & The Bachelor/Bachelorette (depending on the time of year!); Tuesday – Tastebud Tuesdays: ½ price flights & free tastings; Thursday – Free tastings; Friday – Extended Happy Hour until midnight; Saturday – Speakeasy Saturdays: get weekly password at www.corksoakershouston.com and your 1st glass of wine is ½ price; Sunday – Soak it Sundays - $2 mimosas, sangrias, & Texas beers.
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Mandola's Deli – Mandola's Deli opens at 10 AM during the week to serve you the best espressos and lattes available on the east side! For more information, visit
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Bar 1820 – Bar 1820 just west of Highway 59 on Leeland offers awesome daily happy hour deals from 4pm until 2am. Also, twice a month (first and last Friday) 1820's patrons can enjoy the unlimited vintage arcade games and pinball machines at Joysticks (1820 Franklin B) for PACMAN FEVER.

The next EaDo Board Meeting is on September 13th at 12:00pm at 2612 McKinney.
Call 713-504-2042 for confirmation on location and time.

Public Safety Committee Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am at 2612 McKinney. Schedules change so please call 713-504-2042 for confirmation.