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2. MKT BAR AT PHOENICIA
While Walmart conveniently houses a banking center, a nail shop, eyeglass store and even a McDonald's feet away from its one-stop amenities, Phoenicia's MKT Bar turns a mundane grocery-shopping trip into a hub for great music and decent food. In addition to a menu of items, you have the option to shop at Phoenicia Foods and eat your purchased items at the bar.
Thinking about it, it may be a bit small-minded to mention MKT as a bar, despite the name and the fact that there is, in fact, a bar inside. What makes the place is the city's hottest DJs spinning, to "Tasty Tango Tuesdays" -- free tango classes! -- to Sunday's Jazz Brunch, featuring local jazz greats (Tianna Hall, Kristine Mills) who are happy to serenade you as you get full off the best in breakfast/lunch delicacies. MKT has recently announced its Saturday guest DJ nights. Eat, drink, hear great music and catch up on your grocery shopping: Is there any other place as rewarding?
1001 Austin, 832-360-2222, www.mktbar.com
5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX