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Party at Pete’s

Are you planning a birthday party, bachelorette party or just a fun night out with a group of friends? If you’re at a loss for ideas on what to do, be sure to check out Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, which is conveniently located in downtown Houston! Fortunately, Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar takes reservations because this upbeat establishment is quite lively and filled on the weekends. Multiple musicians play song requests on the pianos and on other instruments including the fiddle, drums and more. The show starts at 8 p.m, and the fun does not stop the entire night! Friendly, fun and attentive servers stop by the tables throughout the show to check on the guests’ drinks, and Pete’s definitely has some fun drinks. For example, they offer a list of signature drinks that can serve 5 people and are served in a fish-bowl type glass with a rubber duck, which you can take home as a souvenir! They also have a wide range of unique shots including the “White Gummi,” which is a throwback to your childhood with the sweet flavors of candy and an actual gummy worm in the shot glass. A variety of songs are played ranging from classic rock to country, and the musicians do an excellent job of pumping up the crowd. It is an interactive show, and there is a chance you could be called on in the crowd to do something, but they will reward you with a free shot. If you are celebrating a special occasion, they will most likely call up the birthday person, bachelorette, etc. to stage and attempt to make them uncomfortable in a hysterically funny way. A Saturday night at Pete’s is much more exciting than going to an ordinary bar, and it is sure to make for a fun night out for you and your group. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar recommends having a designated driver or taking an Uber because their specialty drinks are so delicious, you might end up having a bit more than you anticipated. They also offer complimentary Red Bull for the designated driver. Alcohol is definitely not a requirement to have a good time at Pete’s though.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
1201 Fannin St., Suite 310 Houston, TX 77002

Sunday- CLOSED
Monday, Tuesday- CLOSED but available for private events
Wednesday, Thursday- 7 p.m. to close
Friday, Saturday- 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Rice Village Greek Food

Helen Greek Food and Wine is a hidden gem in Rice Village, which offers Greek food combined with the products of local vendors. The Trio of Dips is a must-order as a starter and is meant for sharing. It arrives with three different Greek-inspired dips and delicious, soft pita bread. Some classics on the menu include the hand packed gyro; however, the gyro at Helen is not the traditional lamb and beef mixture, rather it is made with pork. Other menu items include grilled feta-brined chicken, lamb ribs, chicken souvlaki and grilled octopus. Next time you are craving something a bit different for a meal, be sure to make a reservation at Helen Greek Food and Wine because it gets packed quite quickly.

Helen Greek Food and Wine
2429 Rice Blvd Houston, TX 77005

Kendra Gives Back to the CAC

Kendra Scott hosted a fun shopping event benefitting The Children’s Assessment Center from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Kendra Scott Houston-Rice Village. Guests sipped on bubbly and nibbled on miniature cupcakes while browsing all of the fabulous jewelry. Kendra Scott donated 20% of sales during this event back to The Children’s Assessment Center. The CAC serves as an advocate for all children in our community by providing support and treatment to children who have been sexually abused and to their families. To find out more about the incredible organization, visit http://cachouston.org/about-cac/.

What time is it? Football time!

Models in Tutu Cute designs

Houston Texans fans braved the sweltering summertime heat on Sunday morning for a chance to watch their beloved team practice at training camp. The first open training camp practice of 2016 was held from 8:55 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 31 on the outdoor fields at the Houston Methodist Training Center. Fans arrived hours before the gates opened at 7 a.m. in hopes of getting the best spot to view the practice. Many sponsors and vendors had assembled booths in the parking lot, so there were forms of entertainment while waiting for practice to begin. For example, Xfinity had a football toss game with a prize of a Houston Texans Xfinity beach towel for those who were able to throw the football through the opening marked “Touchdown.” Some other swag and prizes offered by the booths included a Texans mousepad, a foam finger, sunglasses, keychains and more. A couple of food trucks were present including one offering snow cones and ice cream to help fans cool down. There were also bottled drinks available to keep everyone hydrated, and there was even beer for sale for those who wanted to make practice have the atmosphere of an actual game. Based on the energy and excitement of the fans sporting their jerseys, hats and all other forms of merchandise with the Texans logo, Houstonians are ready for football season to be back!

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