Best of the City

Best of the Bayou City

New and old, ephemeral and eternal—a snapshot of what endears Houston to us, right here and now.

07/15/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Play It Cool

100 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat

Summer may be our winter, but at least no one has to shovel the sunshine, so chill out—we’ll show you how.

06/20/2016 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt With Ellie Sharp, Marianella Orlando, Layne Lynch, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Alice Levitt

Get Out

The Best of the 'Burbs

Postcards from beyond the Beltway, where day-trip-worthy destinations await.

05/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Houston's Best Cheap Eats

Discover Houston’s most memorable meals and delicious dishes—all under 10 bucks.

05/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

The Great Outdoors

The Best State Parks in East Texas

Pristine forests, inviting campsites, well-marked trails and fish-stocked lakes await for all Texans to enjoy.

05/01/2016

Real Estate

Houston's Hottest Neighborhoods

What does the future hold for Houston's neighborhoods? How are our wants and needs changing? Hint: It's all about livability.

03/31/2016 With Houstonia Staff

Religion

Houses of Worship

A meditation on the spectacularly diverse ways Houstonians keep the faith.

03/02/2016 By Houstonia Staff

The Best Coast

The Houstonian’s Essential Guide to Gulf Seafood

From fresh shrimp and oysters to blue crabs and golden tilefish, we have it all here in Houstonia. Here's where to find the best seafood on the best coast.

03/01/2016 By Houstonia Staff

That's the Spirit

Houston's Best Neighborhood Bars

If you haven’t yet found your own personal Cheers, let us be your guide to Houston’s 60 best hometown bars across 12 neighborhoods.

01/28/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Best of Houstonia

The 2015 Top Lawyers List

Everyone will need a lawyer at some point or another—even you. Yes, you. Houstonia’s legal advice? Keep handy our list of Houston’s top 510 lawyers, in 27 specialties... just in case.

11/29/2015

Best of Houstonia

65 Winter Must-Do’s

Explore the Houston that’s been in hibernation or stay inside and make hot cocoa—it’s up to you, but we’ll help you make the most of these precious cool months.

11/29/2015 By Houstonia Staff

Best of Houstonia

Car Buyers’ Guide 2015

What you need to know now if you’re in the market for a new car.

11/03/2015 By Jeff Balke, Nick Esquer, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

Best Places to Work 2015

There’s never been a better time to be gainfully employed in Houston, where our top companies are hard at work attracting—and keeping—the best and brightest.

11/03/2015 By Lonna Dawson, Steven Devadanam, Fayza Elmostehi, and Brittanie Shey Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Education

Best Private Schools 2015

Is private school really worth the price? The stress? The dowdy uniforms? That’s for parents to decide—but we’re here to help.

09/29/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Lonna Dawson and Marianella Orlando

Eat & Drink

Best New Restaurants of 2015

Over 100 serious dining destinations opened since August of last year. Don’t know where to start? Let us be your guide.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

City & Region

The Best of International Houston

An insider’s guide to the thriving local cultures of Houston’s 12 largest immigrant groups.

09/01/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Nick Esquer, Marianella Orlando, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Eat & Drink

The Complete Guide to Houston Barbecue

A BBQ bible for both longtime locals and recent arrivals, including new Houston Texan Vince Wilfork, who tells us he couldn’t be happier about landing in ’Cue Town, USA.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh and J.C. Reid Edited by Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Jody Horton

Outdoors

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

What are you waiting for? Gear up!

07/09/2015 Edited by Sarah Rufca Nielsen By Kyle Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Trey Strange

Recipes

Mastering the Art of Houston Cooking

You eat like a Houstonian. Now cook like one.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt, Catherine Matusow, Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Jeff Balke