Status Report

A New Menu from a Top Chef Isn't All That's Changed at Plonk

Chef Casey Thompson is shaking things up at the Oak Forest wine bar.

05/19/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Dinner and a Movie at Bayou Place

Happy hour at The Blue Fish plus a movie at Sundance Cinemas equals one discount date night.

05/14/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Wooster's Garden

It's not Midtown, it's not Montrose, but it's got cheap drinks and a pretty patio.

05/07/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: MKT Bar at Phoenicia

A lively scene, cheap drinks, great groceries and some of the city's best musical talent—all under one roof

04/30/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Sanctuari Bar

Your "daily devotional" awaits at this temple to tipples.

04/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: North Italia

Where $20 will get you a pizza and a bottle—yes, a bottle—of wine.

04/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Out of the Box at Up and The Pass

This week: how to spice up a post work-out date, a bridal shower lunch and a milestone anniversary.

04/15/2015 By Megha Tejpal

One Night Only

Charivari Rings In Spring with Spargel and Riesling

Chef Johann Schuster will highlight white asparagus and German Riesling at a special, one-off dinner.

04/14/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Johnny's Gold Brick

Every day is happy hour at this new Heights watering hole.

04/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Out of the Box at Holley's and Weights + Measures

This week: our picks for a coffee date, a special-occasion seafood dinner and a birthday breakfast

04/08/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Special Occasions

Celebrate Out of the Box: Easter Brunch, Pre-Game, & GNO

From Girls Night Out to Easter brunch with your family, how to celebrate this holiday week in Houston

04/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Riding the Rail

The Offbeat Path: What to Do Off METRO’s New Green Line

Quirky restaurants, bars, galleries, and cultural spaces abound just a few blocks away from the Second Ward stop.

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: March 21-27

Washington Avenue continues its evolution apace

03/27/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Outside the Box: Birthday Dinners, Puppy Paw-tys and the First Date

Check out some of Houston's most unique dining destinations to celebrate your next special occasion.

03/26/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Sip and Learn

Brush Up on Your Wine Knowledge at Camerata

The Montrose wine bar is starting up its wine class series once again.

03/18/2015 By Phaedra Cook

Brew News

Senfronia Thompson Introduces Bill to Reduce Craft Beer Distribution

Small breweries could suffer greatly if a piece of legislation proposed by a state representative from Houston passes into law.

03/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tis the Seasoning

This Saturday, Get Your Crawfish Fix at Doc's Motorworks

In lieu of Saint Patrick's Day madness, head to Doc's for a crawfish feast that benefits something other than the bar's bottom line.

03/12/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer

Meet the Guys Behind Texas Beer Refinery

Dickinson’s only brewery does things a little differently.

03/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Brew News

Galveston Island Brewing Now Offering Brewery Tours

Just in time for Spring Break, here's yet another reason to head south to the shore.

03/06/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tis the Seasoning

Now at NextDoor Bar & Lounge: Crawfish Sundays

This weekend: $7 a pound for crawfish plus corn and potatoes.

03/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt