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House of Blues Cool New Nationwide Menu

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The New House of Blues Menu Features Art And Artists

Albert King

After some time in design, the new House of Blues restaurant menu is here. I was pleased that my photography was used exclusively in the design of the new menus. The photographs were not taken specifically for the menu, but from a large, rich body of work collected over 11 years. Like the House of Blues itself, the menu features an eclectic blend of blues and original outsider art, sprinkled with colorful architecture from venues around the country. Along with the famous Southern Style Menu, art and architecture was collected and photographed from Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston House of Blues venues.

The 9×14″ menu was designed not only with style in mind, but also the environment. The cover is constructed using an Eco friendly wood called Blue Pine. Nature has already begun harvesting the wood as it is being attacked by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Harvesting this wood does not deplete natural resources, and also clears the environment for new growth. Way to go House of Blues! The wood is rich with beautiful veins of blue gray color running through it. The menu is in National use already at House of Blues venues. Next time you swing by take a look a grab some of their world Famous Cajon Cooking.

Foundation Room, House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada

Foundation Room, House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada

Houston to Las Vegas Baby !

Monday, August 24th, 2009

House of Blues Restaurant, Downtown Houston, Texas


House of Blues, Downtown Houston, Texas

On the final leg of the House of Blues summer photo tour we ended up at the beautiful new House of Blues in Downtown Houston, Texas. Texas is hot and clammy in the summer, so we limited our exposure by working inside during the day and shooting the exteriors at night. The huge new restaurant has many large windows facing out side so the shoot started at around 11 pm and finished up around 2:30 am, nothing like a long day of Architectural Photography! The next night we tackled the exterior of the House of Blues using a tall ladder, stopping traffic, and ending up with the moon and super blue night sky as the background.


Club Oba, House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada

After soaking up the Houston vibe and some killer food at the Goode Company Barbeque, we were on our way to Las Vegas. The House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the original venues and is loaded with great outsider art that adorns every part of the venue. Huge art pieces with real guitars and suitcases sticking out by Patterson and Barnes, line the entrance to the concert hall. Along with great food and entertainment, the private “Foundation Room” club at the top of Mandalay Bay boasts the best view of the Las Vegas strip at night. House of Blues special events services offer private party rental of club “Oba” which looks over the restaurant from one side and into the concert hall from the other.


House of Blues live music and Cajun food, Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas at night from the top of Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas at night from the top of Mandalay Bay

Our last night we were able to enjoy some live blues in the restaurant that was filled with people eating, drinking, and having a great time. The next morning we had and early call to complete an architectural shot of the same restaurant space with no crowd.


House of Blues Porch Restaurant, Las Vegas, Nevada

It was great to see the House of Blues Las Vegas again to photograph the changes since my first House of Blues photo shoot there 10 years ago!

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