It was a dark & stormy afternoon…

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… so I decided to play hooky from a conference on carbon emissions trading and drive around my beloved city.

Of course, what better way to fuel up on a soggy afternoon than with some spicy Thai food! Ready?

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This wonderful mecca of yumminess is family-owned and features the best Thai food in Houston. These guys will kick the tom yum out of Tony’s Thai or Thai Cottage any day of the week. Since Kanomwan is family-owned, they keep non-traditional hours. Better call ahead to make sure they’re open before you venture out. But let me tell you Houston… this place is worth it.

Afterwards, I needed some caffeine, so I went directly across the parking lot from Kanomwan and picked up a mocha from Bohemeo’s.

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After a few sips, I couldn’t believe my luck! Excellent Thai and now excellent java!? What gods must I offer sacrifice to for so much good fortune? Not only does the place offer great coffee, but they also feature a micro-cinema night, poetry reading, and artwork from area artists.

Speaking fo art… now that I was all revved up, I decided to go check out the Commerce Street Artists’ Warehouse. The place doesn’t have “regular” exhibition hours… so if there’s not an event going on, then you just show up and hope someone is around that will let you in. If you get tired or angry of waiting around for someone to open the door, then you can check out the boxing rink/gym next door. Dude, I’m serious. Go check it out if you think I’m lying.

Anyway, each artist has their own studio to do their “thing”. Here’s the door to Jo in Nine G Hell!

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And here’s an instillation of “Surge” by Katalin Hausel.

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So what is this piece about? Hint: Ms. Hausel has a thing or two to say about the imminent “surge” of troops going to Iraq.

Okay… gotta look busy at the office. Ciao!

3 Comments so far

  1. Jenny (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 7:30 am

    I’ve lived in Houston how long and I’ve never heard of any of these places?

    Pathetic.

    I’ve gotta get out more.


  2. Diane B. Sheridan (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 8:03 am

    Welcome back Chavez. I’ve missed your posts. Dont be a strange now, ya hear?


  3. Jeff (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 11:09 am

    Bohemeo’s also has great local bands playing on the weekends. The owner and his wife are long-time Houston musicians.



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