Cover Story

250 Reasons to Love Houston

Or how a town with bad traffic, little natural beauty, not much history, and unfortunate weather became the greatest place on Earth

03/14/2013

Top Stories

Poe Elementary Bombing

Suffer the Children

The murder of school children is, sadly, nothing new. But the way we cope with such tragedies is.

03/15/2013 By John Lomax

BBQ

Of Pork and Preachers

Around here, barbecue and religion go hand in hand.

03/15/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by O. Rufus Lovett

Spring Fashion 2013

Garden Variety

A dull garden party? What are we, Yankees? Check out our Spring 2013 Fashion shoot.

03/15/2013 Photography by Collin Kelly Edited by Laura Cassidy Styled by Leslie Rivas

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Eric Harland

Now Voyager

HSPVA alumnus Eric Harland returns to Houston with his acclaimed jazz quintet.

03/23/2013 By Justin Mitchell

Forrest Bess

The Van Gogh of Bay City

Thirty-five years after his death, a visionary Gulf Coast painter gets his Menil retrospective

03/23/2013 By Michael Hardy

Ice House

Let the Dolls Out

Stages Repertory Theatre mounts a modern adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

03/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Eat & Drink

Cocktails

Whiskey 101

Pinehurst's Yellow Rose Distilling brings us homegrown bourbon cocktails.

03/21/2013 By Phaedra Cook

Texas Eats

Do-It-Yourself Crawfish Boil

A backyard crawfish boil is easy if you have the right equipment.

03/21/2013 By Robb Walsh

Now Let's Eat!

Welcome to Gastronaut

To boldly go where no one has eaten lunch lately

03/20/2013 By Robb Walsh

On the Table

Va Va Veuve

You’ve come a long way, Tony’s

03/15/2013 By Robb Walsh

Houstonia BBQ

The 10 Best Barbecue Joints in Houstonia

Barbecue expert J.C. Reid lists 10 of his favorite barbecue spots.

03/15/2013 By J.C. Reid

Houstonia BBQ

Old-Time Community Barbecues

The open-pit tradition of Austin Colony lives on.

03/15/2013 By Robb Walsh

BBQ

Of Pork and Preachers

Around here, barbecue and religion go hand in hand.

03/15/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by O. Rufus Lovett

A scientific comparison

Donut Showdown: Dunkin’ vs. Shipley

Junk food juggernaut Dunkin' Donuts thinks it can just saunter into town. How does local mainstay Shipleys match up?

03/14/2013 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Note

Founder's Note

Welcome to Houstonia

03/14/2013 By Nicole Vogel and Scott Vogel

Home & Real Estate

Space City

Lords of the Splash

Meet Houston’s high-end pool boys, who never met a Gunite grotto they didn’t like.

03/15/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Jill Hunter

News & City Life

Poe Elementary Bombing

Suffer the Children

The murder of school children is, sadly, nothing new. But the way we cope with such tragedies is.

03/15/2013 By John Lomax

Cover Story

250 Reasons to Love Houston

Or how a town with bad traffic, little natural beauty, not much history, and unfortunate weather became the greatest place on Earth

03/14/2013

Hakeem Olajuwon

Dream Machine

A hoops legend, still cutting a figure in the city that made him famous

03/14/2013 By Jeff Balke

A Living Mosaic

We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

Examining Houston's newly-discovered diversity dominance

03/14/2013 By Kerry H.

Ice House

Bowl Movements

The ’Stros’ new homes-away-from-home: an appreciation

03/14/2013 By Jeff Balke

Ice House

Numbers Game at Minute Maid

The art (and science) of rebuilding a ball club

03/14/2013 By Peter Holley

Ice House

The Perfect Party

People we’d most like at our dinner table this month.

03/13/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

For Better or Worse

Working out Houston's future over a beer.

03/12/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Style & Shopping

Spring Fashion 2013

Garden Variety

A dull garden party? What are we, Yankees? Check out our Spring 2013 Fashion shoot.

03/15/2013 Photography by Collin Kelly Edited by Laura Cassidy Styled by Leslie Rivas

Profile

Exit Through the Bike Shop

Wherein a man escapes from corporate limbo to bring us biker heaven.

03/14/2013 By Alex Gilbert

Photography

Oh, Snap

Houstonia officially puts the kibosh on these common photo backdrops—and helpfully suggests some alternative locations

03/14/2013 By John Lomax

Travel & Outdoors

The Drawl

Fiefs to Watch Out For

A guide to the fragile union that is Houstonia

03/20/2013 Illustrations by Dan Derozier

Open Road

New Orleans is a City on Parade

A special charm thrives with the magnolias and the jasmine.

03/15/2013 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

There and Back Again

Sometimes you have to leave a place to love a place.

03/15/2013 By Robert Leleux

Bluebonnets

Staying Out of Trouble This Spring

Bluebonnet season is coming: how to pick our state flower without running afoul of the law

03/14/2013 By John Lomax

Hot off the Presses

Lonely Planet: Lakewood Church

Our guide to a nondenominational Christian phenomenon

03/14/2013