To those who'd rather someone else stuff the turkey this year (and those who'd rather skip the traditional Thanksgiving dinner altogether), you're in luck! Some of EaDo's most delicious dining destinations are keeping their doors open this year on the evening of November 24th. For those who traditionally make their Thanksgiving meal a brunch/lunch/early dinner affair, there's the Thanksgiving Day Brunch at Quattro at the Four Seasons (1300 Lamar Street). This feast features all the traditional Thanksgiving items (sure to rival Grandma's!) as well as non-traditional options. Brunch is $77 for adults, $35 for children ages 6 to 12 and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quattro also offers a Thanksgiving Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Guests start their meal with butternut squash soup or pumpkin and amaretto ravioli, followed by a choice of marinated turkey roulade, double lamb chop or gulf snapper and a scrumptious pumpkin tart dessert. Dinner is $58 for adults and $29 for children. To make reservations for the brunch or dinner at Quattro, please call 713-650-1300. The Vegan Café (3815 Live Oak Street) will also be open for Thanksgiving dinner, serving all your 100% vegan favorites. Call the café at 832-891-0507 to reserve a table! Finally, for those who cringe at the thought of cranberry sauce and squirm at the sight of squash, EaDo's Kim Son Restaurant (2001 Jefferson) will also be open all day November 24th, serving their regular menu of famous Vietnamese fare. Check it out at www.kimson.com. Happy Thanksgiving and happy eating!

 
 

Envision a world where your gas bill is low and your carbon footprint is light. If that sounds like a considerably better life, then you may want to consider a different kind of car! EaDo's own Houston Electric Cars is the first and only all-electric car dealer in Houston. Their inventory is currently at an all-time high, with over 15 cars from 11 different manufacturers available at their EaDo dealership. The Houston Electric showroom features an e-car for every taste, from made-as-electric cars to conversions and NEVs. Models recently delivered at Houston Electric include an e-BMW (conversion car), Triac (made-as-electric car) and Dynasty (NEV car). Most cars are priced around $10,000, which is substantially less than the cost of most e-cars from other major manufacturers. All of Houston Electric's cars come with a basic battery, with upgraded battery technology available for purchase. Already an e-car owner and in need of a new battery? Houston Electric can quote and install any battery pack for any e-car. Looking to convert your gasoline automobile to a fully electric freeway speed vehicle (that is, of course, completely road-legal)? Houston Electric can do that too! Low cost financing is available to make your e-car purchase even more efficient and affordable. To check out the e-cars or speak with Houston Electric's highly knowledgeable staff, stop by the dealership at 2420 Rusk, Suite A (at Dowling), or call 713.237.9100. For more information about Houston Electric Cars, click here.

Houston Dynamo fans are in for lots of excitement this month as the team prepares for their final regular season game at Robertson Stadium and construction continues to progress at the new stadium site! In mid October the long process of installing precast seat risers on the east and west sidelines of the stadium was completed, forming the main shape of the 200 level seating areas. Construction next moves to the south stage canopy, and the east side's roof. The projected dated for the "topping of steel", which is considered a major construction milestone, is set for November 12th. This occasion will be marked with a long-held construction tradition where workers will sign the final beam before it is set and topped with a tree for good luck. Exterior skin will soon be added to the stadium's southwest corner, and workers are currently laying bricks for the ticket office and Dynamo team store on Texas Avenue. The west side roof will soon have lighting and the walls for the east side concourse are near completion. With all the progress being made, fans can still expect the stadium to be completed on May 12th, 2012! Want to see all the action for yourself? Go to www.houstondynamo.com/stadium to experience the Houston Dynamo Virtual Venue program and stadium webcam. Fans can also get ahead of the game and purchase 2012 season tickets on sale now by clicking here.

EaDo's Aerosol Warfare gallery celebrates its colorful 20 year history of urban art with its "Artifacts" Installation. The exhibition will walk viewers through a historical timeline of street art, featuring snaps, scraps and other collateral from Aerosol Warfare's archives dating back to 1994. The exhibit will run from November 19th, 2011 to January 19th, 2012. Also set to premiere on November 19th at Aerosol Warfare is the Stick 'Em Up Poster Show, co-hosted by Alex Luster and GONZO247. The exhibition will display posters and photographs from artists starring in the soon to be released documentary, Stick 'Em Up; a film that explores the experiences of illegal street artists in Houston. Pieces from artists Give Up, Dual, Eyesore, Cutthroat, 2:12 and many more will be for sale, with portions of sales going towards costs of the film. "The Recruits" exhibition also begins November 19th, featuring artwork by Aerosol Warfare's own staff and "warheads" David Lozano, Jonathan Jardin, Tok, Varina Rush, Keegan Farrel and Marina Torres. All three shows are open to the public during normal visiting hours. An artist reception for all three shows will be held November 26th from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, benefiting The Art Project Houston. Aerosol Warfare is located at 2110 Jefferson, Suite 113. For more information on all three exhibits, visit www.aerosolwarfare.com. To contact the gallery, call 832.748.8369 or e-mail aerosol@aerosolwarfare.com.

The 2nd Annual Monsters of Beer Charity Festival is coming to east downtown and you won't want to miss it! On Saturday, November 12th from 12-6 PM, Guadalupe Plaza Park at 333 South Jensen will set the scene for 50 breweries from all over the United States – with a focus on Texas breweries – to serve up around 100 different beers to the masses. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and beach umbrellas, but please note the following are not allowed: ice chests, pop-up tents, pets/children, alcohol, weapons. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $45 at the door, so be sure to get yours now! Sponsors include Whole Foods Market and Silver Eagle Distributors. 100% of proceeds from the Monsters of Beer Festival go to Live It BIG, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.monstersofbeer.com.

The George R. Brown Convention Center will house the 12th Annual Texas Conference for Women on November 17th (with pre-conference events on November 16th), hosted by Anita Perry, the First Lady of Texas. This year's theme, Live Fearlessly!, encourages women to face and conquer the challenges of their daily life, both personal and professional. The Conference boasts a lineup of nationally recognized speakers, set to share their experience and expertise. Keynote speakers include co-founder of Vera Bradley Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Emmy award winning "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera, children's health care advocate Cindy Hensley McCain and renowned life coach Martha Beck. Among the scheduled Breakout speakers are Houston's own Dr. Brené Brown, a writer and research professor at the University Of Houston Graduate School Of Social Work, and Dr. Laura G. Murillo, the President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. At the conference, attendees can connect and network with 6,000 women from across Texas at the conference's Career Pavilion, with community leader "Meet Ups," a Mentor Match program and a resume critique service. They can also check out the Health & Wellness Pavilion, which will feature organizations, companies and experts dedicated to the latest and greatest advancements in mental and physical health. Dedicated to serving women of all ages, the conference offers scholarships for high school juniors and seniors through its Young Women's Program and college students can even register for half price! Don't miss this opportunity to interact with and be inspired by some of Texas' brightest and most successful women! For more extensive information on the conference's speakers and programming, visit www.txconferenceforwomen.org. To register online for the event, go to click here.

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.

Warehouse LiveNovember 3rd – indie pop band Saves the Day joins punk rockers Bayside; November 4th – "electronic shoegaze / indie pop" rising stars M83; November 8th – horror punk act Wednesday 13; November 11th – Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour, sponsored by Motel 6; November 23rd – H-Town's own Devin the Dude and Paul Wall; November 29th – metalcore Christian band The Devil Wears Prada. To check out all Warehouse Live's upcoming concerts go to:
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Discovery Green
Discovery Green – Take advantage of the cooler weather and hit the green! Discovery Green has something for everyone this month:

  • Blues and Burgers lunchtime concert series – Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The series offers some of Houston's best blues music, co-sponsored by KTSU FM. Grab a burger at the Lake House Café, and make it a combo for just $1 more during every concert! November's featured blues bands are: November 2nd – Ann Crawfish Brown Band; November 9th – The Del Grosso / Del Toro Richardson Band.
  • IKEA Houston Screen on the Green – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Toy Story 3. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome! – November 5th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Discovery Green FleaNovember 19th, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Get started on your holiday shopping while enjoying light bites and entertainment at this outdoor market, featuring recycled and vintage items, mid-century furniture and other re-purposed items and collectibles.
  • Talk of the Town Lecture Series November 19th, 2:00 p.m. – This month, author Steven Fenberg reads from his new biography about Houston's legendary leader Jesse Jones. Arrive early and stake your claim on a front row spot!

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Calliope's Po-Boy
Get your stomach in shape for Thanksgiving dinner by taking the Calliope's Po-Boy Undertaker Challenge! If you can rise to this occasion, the turkey and stuffing should be a piece of cake. The $35 cost to take the challenge includes one extra large Calliope's Surf & Turn Po-Boy, and one large plate of fries with gravy and cheese with unlimited drinks. You must complete the challenge in less than 45 minutes, with no bathroom breaks. The first three winners to complete the challenge win the meal, plus one additional complimentary Po-Boy combo and a t-shirt. All other participants will receive a t-shirt and pictures. Good luck!

Little Woodrow's – Looking to grab a few after work? Hit the patio at Little Woodrow's and take advantage of their great weekday specials: Monday – Texas Beer Night: $2.50 for all Texas beers, $2.00 wells; Tuesday – Big Ass Beer Night: $2.00 and up for 23oz beers and trivia contest at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday – Ladies Night specials: $3,00 wines and mimosas, $5.00 Wet Woodys; Thursday – Mexi-can Night: $2.50 Mexican beers. Also be sure to bring in your ticket stubs after any major Houston sporting event (Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Texans, UH, Rice games) or Warehouse Live concert to enjoy a $2.00 domestic longneck, domestic draft or well drink!

Super Happy Fun Land – November is packed with concerts and comedy at Super Happy Fun Land: November 4th – Wham City Comedy Tour, featuring Dan Deacon; November 5th – Eli, C-4 Band, This Holy House; November 6th – Cinema Cinema, Greg Ginn; November 13th – Megan Jean & The KFB; November 19th – Art Crawl 201 (10 AM – 10 PM). For a full list of November concerts and events at Super Happy Fun Land see
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El Jardin – El Jardin Mexican restaurant offers happy hour specials, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Margaritas are $2.75 ($3.50 with extra flavor) and Coors Light beer is $2.00. El Jardin's scrumptious desserts are just $3.50 all day long – including tres leches cake, cheesecake, flan, chocolate cake and churros. Delicioso! Browse El Jardin's full menu online here.

Grooves of Houston – See and be seen at EaDo's favorite upscale supper club and cigar lounge. Wednesdays – enjoy live music by Rick Marcel and the Radiance Band with Myra Washington, a happy hour buffet by Chef Cornell Vaughn from 5-7 and happy hour drink specials all night; Fridays - admission is free until 9:00 p.m., $5 "U Call It's", $3 wine and $3 beer; Saturdays – admission is free until 11:00 p.m. with an RSVP and live music all night.

Home Plate Bar & Grill – Come out every Sunday to watch NFL Sunday Ticket and enjoy food and drink specials at Houston's favorite sports bar and grill. Parking is FREE! To check out the full Game Day Menu click here. Stop by their Facebook page to stay on top of all Home Plate's specials and events:
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