Boondoggles and Chelsea Wine Bar to host Woofstock 2020

February 27th, 2020


By Rick Clapp

The ever popular Boondoggles Pub and Chelsea Wine Bar will host the 8th Annual Woofstock 2020. This fun four-legged friendly community event will be held Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m at 4106 E NASA Pkwy in El Lago. Woofstock is sponsored each year by neighboring establishments, Boondoggles Pub and Chelsea Wine Bar and benefits Bay Area Pet Adoptions. This fundraising event of Boondoggles Pub and Chelsea have helped raise over $75,000 since the start of Woofstock.

Woofstock is open to the public and will feature vendors, live music, live auction, food, brews and wine. Door prizes and t-shirts will be available for sale as well.

Boondoggles and Chelsea have earned and built their award winning reputation for serving good food, desserts and quality libations, as well as a commitment to the local community.

“Our goal from the onset was to provide our customers with a very comfortable, warm and welcoming place where friends and family can come and enjoy the atmosphere and quality food and drinks. Community and customer focus is tantamount and that has earned our loyal community support,” says General Manager, James Venezia.

While Boondoggles is well known for their large variety of beers of tap and “world class” pizzas cooked in the pub’s wood-fired oven, where they combine oak and mesquite wood to produce cooking temperatures over 500 degrees. On the other hand, Chelsea’s Wine Bar features a large variety of select wines, tasty savory bites as well as decadent desserts to choose from. Both venues offer a warm and inviting ambiance and environment.

Man’s best friend is part of the culture at Boondoggles and are welcomed. The owner’s boxer and mascot has been immortalized in the 21 year history and is incorporated into the pub’s logo. You can even print an 8 ½ X 11 picture to Boondoggles and they’ll frame it and put it on their dog wall.

Boondoggles features a private upstairs event reception room for your corporate parties, meetings and special occasions.

So, whether you have a canine friend or not plan on coming to support Woofstock 2020 and the Bay Area Pet Adoptions March 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information visit or and follow then both on Facebook. Woofstock 2020 booths still available for rent; contact [email protected] for a reservation.

Cut Foil: An Amazing Wine And Piano Bar

July 2nd, 2019

By Alisa Star

Cut FoilFirst of all, the question most asked by Cut Foil guests and customers is what does Cut Foil mean? Well, it’s the foil that covers the top of your wine or champagne bottle. Viola, hence the name Cut Foil carafes and drafts says it all. The new Webster business also features farm to table delights like cheese plates with unique cheeses and meats, and fresh southern pimento cheese dip, hand crafted pizzas, Spanish almond cups and panini sandwiches. Their goal is to serve fresh farm to table items.

“We get our cheese from dairy made right here in Houston that only sells high quality fresh cheeses that partner perfectly with our wines. Also, our bread is baked daily by Angelas bakery in the Houston Heights,” says Derek Holk, partner.

Secondly, Cut Foil is all about the wine. They have a large selection of over 60 different wines from Texas, Washington, France and many other places around the world. Prices of wine may vary and are extremely reasonably priced. A few of the popular and valued wines are Starry Night, a white wine, and the popular red, Jake Girl for only $8 a glass, or $24 a bottle. They also offer high quality top shelf wines which are priced accordingly.

The best bargains are by the bottle. If you are “wining” by yourself purchasing by the glass may be best suited for you, or an ice cold beer by the draft may do the trick! However, if you come as a couple or more, a bottle will pour four nice glasses at a great price. You may also take the bottle to go if you wish, but it must be sealed and secured by the certified bartenders.

Cut Foil also has a nice selection of craft beers on tap, Texans favorite, Shiner Bock, and a variety of others. Domestic bottle favorites such as Miller, Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob and imports like Dos Equis and Heineken.

The L.A. cocktails are so popular today because of their lower alcohol content, and they are so refreshing and perfect for these hot Texas summer nights. Cut Foil also makes delicious agave wine based margaritas, and peach bellinis, and a house favorite, the delightful Hard Lemonade.

The decor of this place is simple, nothing more than class. It actually makes you want to dress up. Its contemporary look with colorful plush quality chairs, couches and tables creates a relaxed intimate feel. Cut Foil has beautiful unique art work that definitely has a feminine feel at the front but toward the back it is much more masculine, with wood, marble and glass. Let’s not forget the fun area shuffleboard table.

Most people describe the ambience as extremely relaxed, casual and chic. It makes the ladies want to dress up. The bar is a great place to just meet for a glass of wine, an appetizer, a date or to just mingle. They have wine for everyone to enjoy, all you have to do is ask one of the knowledgeable bartender or wine steward Chris Collins who is available from time to time.

“Cut Foil was decorated by Derek’s wife Robin —who had the vision and talent to create this wonderful concept that is so chic and relaxed. We are very much about the community and hosting quality events and fundraisers. Our specialty is creating fun themed events that also help raise money for local causes,” Partner Rick Clapp said. Rick and Derek, partners, have pledged to donate their tips to one of several worthy local charities when they tend bar.

The July 6 opening will also benefit the Longhorn Project at JSC, a local 501(c)3. The night will feature live music, farm to table delights, a silent and live auction, as well as a book signing by former Johnson Space Center Director George Abbey, author the book Astronaut Maker. Another fun event planned for July 18 is “Viva La France,” a celebration of Bastille Day and everything French. Ladies put on your French berets and most fashionable look. The night will feature French wine, a variety of cheese plates, desserts galore, music and best of all dancing! On July 20 is the “Fly me to the moon” party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Please R.S.V.P. to these special events as space is limited. Welcome to the modern day “cheers” on steroids.

Finally, ladies come every Monday and enjoy your wine time from 5 p.m. till midnight for $5 a glass. Cut Foil has an amazing venue for any special occasion, from bachelor party, to birthday or cooperate mixer.

Cheers, we’ll be seeing you soon!

Bay Area Houston Magazine