Best of Houstonia

100 Things Every Houstonian Must Do

Presenting your local bucket list: 100 things that simply must be done if you’re to experience the unique seductiveness that is Houston.

10/29/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Best of Houstonia

Preschool Confidential

Finger painting’s nice, but will it get you into Harvard?

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

The Born Identity

What Do Transgender Children Need?

Transgender children and teenagers are transitioning earlier than ever, creating new challenges for doctors and families.

11/03/2014 By Mina Kelemen

Restaurant Review

Ain’t That Americana?

Review: Journey to the postwar era at Montrose’s new Pax Americana

11/03/2014 By Robb Walsh

Open Road

Trading Places: Houston/Leipzig Edition

Would you swap your life in Houston for a month in Leipzig? Robb Walsh would.

11/03/2014 By Robb Walsh

Weather Report

An Ode To Houston’s Non-Summer

Non-summer is simply glorious, wonderful, and sweet—pecan bombardments and venomous caterpillars aside.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Dance

The MET Reset: Still Dancing After All These Years

With new dancers and a fancy new Midtown home, MET Dance is ready to impress a whole new audience.

11/03/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Trends

Día de los Muertos is Taking Over America

The Mexican holiday is enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity—and here’s where to celebrate in Houston.

10/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of Houstonia

Best of Houstonia

Preschools Guide 2014

Presenting he city's best programs for the pre-K set—plus, a handy chart comparing over 100 of them.

11/03/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Best of Houstonia

100 Things Every Houstonian Must Do

Presenting your local bucket list: 100 things that simply must be done if you’re to experience the unique seductiveness that is Houston.

10/29/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Editor’s Picks

Houston’s 7 Best African Restaurants

Eat your way across an entire continent with South African sosaties, Nigerian sausage rolls, Ghanian pepper soup, and more.

11/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktails

Recipe: Kiran’s Pumpkin Martini

This nimble, nifty cocktail is a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte for adults.

11/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

A Trip to the Strait of Malacca at Mamak Malaysian

Mamak Malaysian offers a natural (and delicious) fusion of cuisines from India to China.

11/03/2014 By Robb Walsh

Restaurant Review

Ain’t That Americana?

Review: Journey to the postwar era at Montrose’s new Pax Americana

11/03/2014 By Robb Walsh

Article

Where to Eat Now in Katy

Katy's dining scene is more exciting than you’d guess.

10/29/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Enlisting Our Efforts

When writing a list of Houston’s must-dos, there are a thousand no’s for every yes.

11/03/2014 By Scott Vogel

News & City Life

Press Clips

The Myth of Ken Hoffman’s Elusive “Fender Mender”

Is Houston’s mysterious body-work benefactor really as saintly as he seems?

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

The Born Identity

What Do Transgender Children Need?

Transgender children and teenagers are transitioning earlier than ever, creating new challenges for doctors and families.

11/03/2014 By Mina Kelemen

Best Preschools

Chart: Houston’s Best Preschools, Compared

Presenting 126 of Houston’s best preschools, organized by tuition, student-teacher ratio, educational approach, and more.

11/03/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Ready, Set— Wait

Is Your Child Really Ready for Preschool?

Before you answer, assess your child’s development in four key areas.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Best Preschools

When It Comes to Early Education, B is for Bilingual

The best time to tackle a second language is before the age of six—hence the growth of immersive language programs at schools across the city.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Think Outside the Sandbox

Preschools’ Educational Philosophies: a Guide

Learn the difference between Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf schools of thought

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow and Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

Preschool Confidential

Finger painting’s nice, but will it get you into Harvard?

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Bayougraphy

A Portrait of the Barber as a Young Man

Honing his skills (and his blade) took 29-year-old David Silva to the finest shaving parlors in London, Paris, and Rome.

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Escaped Converts

New Houstonian Peter Vogel Will Never Go Back to Portland

An occasional check-in with recent arrivals—poor, huddled, and yearning to clog our freeways

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Interview

Talking Nightmares With Amanda Stevens

The celebrated romantic suspense author talks about creating imaginary horrors—and recovering from real life ones.

11/03/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Ice House Interview

Turns Out, You Can Grow Tulips In Houston

An interview with Garden Club of Houston’s Dodie Jackson

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Our Lost Youth

Where Have All the Green Lizards Gone?

It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (but with lizards).

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Ice House

November’s Perfect Party

This month, we’re all about folks who are getting things done.

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Weather Report

An Ode To Houston’s Non-Summer

Non-summer is simply glorious, wonderful, and sweet—pecan bombardments and venomous caterpillars aside.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Style & Shopping

Women’s Fashion

Elements of Style: E is for Extra Effort

Mandy Trichell talks style, weight loss, and shopping for your shape when your shape is fluid.

11/03/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Travel & Outdoors

Open Road

Trading Places: Houston/Leipzig Edition

Would you swap your life in Houston for a month in Leipzig? Robb Walsh would.

11/03/2014 By Robb Walsh