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Bucket List

Houston's 100 Very Best Restaurants

For the diner on the go, we present our no-frills list of the city's top spots. Dig in.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Top Stories

Feature

In the Fight for Abortion Clinic Access, a Houston Nonprofit Offers a Helping Hand—and a Passenger Seat

A ride may seem a small thing. But for women in need, the Clinic Access Support Network can be everything—even after the demise of House Bill 2.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Open Road

Houstonasia: Traveling Abroad with Your Texas Mom

Once upon a time there was a son who dreamed of taking a trip to Asia with his mother, who did not want to go.

09/19/2016 By Scott Vogel

wine time

Beyond Bordeaux: Texas Winemakers Look for New Grapes

As demand for fine wine continues to grow, winemakers are turning to varieties better suited to the state’s climate.

09/19/2016 By Jeremy Parzen

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Takin’ It to the Streets

For Remote Houston, the City is the Stage

You won’t find curtains or costumes at this Alley Theatre performance. But you will find yourself standing in the streets of Houston.

09/19/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Making a Murderer

Life After 12 Years on Death Row

At Brazos Bookstore, a new book about a now-infamous Houston trial, conviction and exoneration.

09/19/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Under Armor

How to Survive the Ren Fest Wearing 75 Pounds of Metal

“If you’re going to wear armor, don’t bite off more than you can chew.”

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Culture

Everything You Need to Know About Día de los Muertos

Isn’t the Day of the Dead just like Halloween? (No. No, it is not.)

09/19/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Hitsville, Houston

SugarHill Studios, 75 Years Young

Destiny’s Child, Freddy Fender and Willie Nelson are only a few of the legendary artists who've recorded tracks at the nation's oldest studio.

09/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Best of Houstonia

Good Eats

Houston's Best Restaurants

The Bayou City is one of the nation’s foremost culinary destinations, a place where each and every meal out can be exciting—as long as you keep our list handy.

09/09/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Eat & Drink

Bucket List

Houston's 100 Very Best Restaurants

For the diner on the go, we present our no-frills list of the city's top spots. Dig in.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The Best of the Best: Our Top Restaurants, Chefs, Dishes and More of 2016

Including the best new restaurant in the 'burbs.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

4 Favorite Spots to Hit Right Now in Chinatown

It should go without saying that there's much more than just Chinese food along Bellaire Boulevard.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Food Fight: Who Makes Houston’s Best Pub Grub, Indian Sweets, Fancy Tacos and More

We tossed our favorite spots into the ring together to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Instant Classics and Must-Try Meals

New and old, these 9 restaurants define dining in the Bayou City.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Destination Dining: 7 Restaurants Worth the Drive

These spots may be far outside your regular dining circles, but each is worth the drive—and, in that regard, innately Houstonian.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

3 Thai Spots You Simply Have to Try

Three favorite spots, three very different takes on Thai

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

3 Hot Spots to Hit Right Now in the East End

There's only one place in town to get roasted guinea pig, and it's here.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Go Fish at These 4 Favorite Seafood Spots

From you-buy-we-fry joints to creative ceviches, these spots put the Gulf in Gulf Coast.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 3 Can't-Miss Meals in Midtown

It's not just nightlife that this neighborhood does right: Shipley Do-Nut bread pudding, anyone?

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

4 Can't-Miss Korean Classics

Whether in Koreatown or the Museum District, these four spots offer everything from mandu to soju.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 4 Favorite Feasts in Little India

From finger-licking chaat to filling fried chicken, the Mahatma Gandhi District will keep you coming back for more.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 4 Freshest Favorites in Memorial

From Japanese and Vietnamese to Big Tex and Mex, the area around the Energy Corridor has it all.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Go West, Young Man: 5 Unique Restaurants to Seek in the Suburbs

With interesting openings from Katy to Cypress, the west side is worth the drive.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The New Old Guard: 4 Restaurants Adapting to the Times

In the ruthless world of fine dining, evolution is key to survival.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Fairview and Taft: 4 Montrose Favorites, One Convenient Corner

Walk, bike or Uber to the busiest block in Neartown for excellent food, drink and people-watching.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

7 Spots Defining New American Cuisine in Houston

No matter the New American experience you’re seeking, you’ll find it here.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Eye Candy: 4 Dining Rooms That Dazzle

At these restaurants, the decor is just as stunning as the dishes.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The 6 Spots to Try in the Heights Right Now

It's not just the corner of Shepherd and 19th that's heating up.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

At Your Service: 4 Restaurants Redefining Hospitality in Houston

Service hasn’t always been a selling point for Houston’s culinary scene. But in recent years, it’s seen a resurgence.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Wine to Dine

5 Lone Star State Wines to Try Tonight

Most of these top-tier Texas wines can be found in a grocery store near you—and for under $20 a bottle.

09/19/2016 By Jeremy Parzen

wine time

Beyond Bordeaux: Texas Winemakers Look for New Grapes

As demand for fine wine continues to grow, winemakers are turning to varieties better suited to the state’s climate.

09/19/2016 By Jeremy Parzen

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Better Than Algebra: Lessons from a 12th-Grade Hostess Job

“Good customer-service skills will always come in handy, no matter what you grow up to do.“

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

News & City Life

Feature

In the Fight for Abortion Clinic Access, a Houston Nonprofit Offers a Helping Hand—and a Passenger Seat

A ride may seem a small thing. But for women in need, the Clinic Access Support Network can be everything—even after the demise of House Bill 2.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Bayougraphy

Meet the Minister Building Bridges Between Refugee Communities in Westbury

The best way to reach a community? Move in.

09/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best High Schools 2016

Dream Catcher: Meet the Man Who Helps Students—and Their Parents—Achieve Success

Local expert Ibrahim Firat on choosing the right school, tutoring over Skype, and why your teenager should be on LinkedIn.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Today’s High School Classes Are as Unique as Your Child

Classes in video editing and marine science are only offered in college, right? Not so fast.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Making the Grade: HISD and Graduation Rates

The district continues to lag Texas, but progress has been made.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

The No. 1 Public High School in Texas Is in Houston

DeBakey turns out math and science whiz kids who head to top colleges. But with high expectations comes high pressure.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Politics

Term Unlimited: Meet 3 of Houston’s Longest-Serving Politicians

In Texas, a full 67 percent of incumbents didn't face a major-party challenger in the 2014 elections—and 2016 isn't much different.

09/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Ice House

October’s Perfect Party

Pride-and-Prejudice edition.

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Long Goodbye

Meet One of Houston Zoo’s Oldest Residents: Succotash the Sloth

The so-called “Grumpy Cat of wild animals” is a bit of a mystery.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Room to Grow

How One Nonprofit Has Delivered 8 Million Pounds of Groceries to Houston Families

The key to Brighter Bites is that produce comes to families, not the other way around.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Public High Schools

Children at Risk ranked the top schools in Texas—and these Houston high schools got straight A's.

09/16/2016

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Private High Schools

There are hundreds of private schools in the greater Houston metro area; these are the cream of the crop.

09/16/2016

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Stylist Travis Cal on Houston Style and What Never Belongs in Your Closet

He agrees with Joan Crawford on at least one thing.

09/19/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel & Outdoors

Open Road

Houstonasia: Traveling Abroad with Your Texas Mom

Once upon a time there was a son who dreamed of taking a trip to Asia with his mother, who did not want to go.

09/19/2016 By Scott Vogel