One of the greatest, and most maddening, things about Houston is its constant evolution. What we love today, in many instances, may be gone tomorrow. On the other hand, there are exciting changes on the horizon for our shape-shifting metropolis we simply cannot yet imagine. We kept this in mind while exhaustively researching (and debating) our very favorite things in Houston, as of August 2016—new and old, ephemeral and eternal. Taken together, they form a snapshot of this place where we live, right now. We hope you venture forth, Houstonia in hand, to experience them all, while this issue’s hot in your hands.

In This Feature:

Best of the Bayou City: Out & About

Including the best bike-in movie theater and the best place to pretend you’re a human drone.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best of the Bayou City: Beauty

Including where to find the best spa treatment and the best colorist worth the six-week wait.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best of the Bayou City: Diversions

Including the best DJ night, best museum exhibition and the best spot for air-conditioned bouncing.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best of the Bayou City: Foodie Finds

Including the best butcher and the city's best grocery store corridor.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best of the Bayou City: Shopping

Including where to find the best furniture with a story behind it and the city's best boutique row.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff