Best Restaurants 2013

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Top Stories

Best of Houstonia

Fall Arts Preview 2013

The very best of the coming season, including the return of Beyoncé.

09/30/2013 With Catherine Matusow, Kerry H., and Katharine Shilcutt By Michael Hardy

Justice

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Want to see the inside of a classic Kenneth Franzheim building? Try spending a night in jail.

09/30/2013 By Raj Mankad

Restaurant Reviews

Remembrance of Things Repast

The cuisine of yesteryear has a champion in Frank's Americana Revival.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Immigration

The Letter And The Law

Meet H: father, undocumented worker, Houstonian

09/30/2013 By Peter Holley

New Mexico

Sands of Enchantment

From desert art installations to chic Santa Fe galleries, New Mexico is a culture-lover’s paradise.

09/30/2013 By Michael Hardy

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Best of Houstonia

Fall Arts Preview 2013

The very best of the coming season, including the return of Beyoncé.

09/30/2013 With Catherine Matusow, Kerry H., and Katharine Shilcutt By Michael Hardy

Theater

A Room With a View to a Kill

Veronica’s Room: underappreciated, rarely mounted, and edge-of-your-seat

09/30/2013 By Michael Hardy

Visual Arts

Sprawl Is Beautiful

The foreclosure as art

09/30/2013 By Michael Hardy

Best of Houstonia

Best of Houstonia

Best Restaurants 2013

Houston’s top 50 restaurants, a look back at how we got here, an opinionated history of the dining scene, and even how to snag the best tables.

09/30/2013

Eat & Drink

Best Restaurants 2013

SLIDESHOW: Houston’s Best Desserts

You’ve seen our list of Best Restaurants—now it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth.

10/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

Hitting the Bottle

Can you figure out these fiendishly difficult bottle cap puzzles?

09/30/2013 Illustrations by Lucky 11 Studios

Best Restaurants 2013

Exceptional Eateries: A Timeline

An opinionated history of the dining scene

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

The Restaurant That Started It All

Snobby attitude and down-home cooking made Maxim’s a post-war hit.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Best Restaurants 2013

What’s Next for Houston Food?

Six of Houston's young cooks and restaurateurs on what's next for the city's dining scene.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

The Town’s Best Tables (and How to Snag Them)

What’s the best seat in the house? We put the question to the city’s top restaurant professionals.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

When Did All This Happen?

Houston is America’s most exciting restaurant city, but don’t just take our word for it.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Best Restaurants 2013

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Accessibility

Standing Room Only

Oxheart is one of the most difficult restaurants in Houston to get into—especially if you're in a wheelchair.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktails

Plum Delicious

Chris Frankel brings a sliver of Eastern Europe to RDG+Bar Annie on Post Oak.

09/30/2013 By Dan Derozier

Restaurant Reviews

Remembrance of Things Repast

The cuisine of yesteryear has a champion in Frank's Americana Revival.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Dances with Fuddruckers

Ever noticed how many big moments of our lives have occurred at restaurants?

09/30/2013 By Scott Vogel

Health & Wellness

Ice House

Houston’s Ninja Warriors

Does your hairdresser moonlight as a ninja? We didn’t think so.

09/30/2013 By Kerry H.

News & City Life

Justice

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Want to see the inside of a classic Kenneth Franzheim building? Try spending a night in jail.

09/30/2013 By Raj Mankad

H-Town Diary

What’s a Houston?

A special graphic feature by Mat Johnson explores what it means to call Houston home.

09/30/2013 By Mat Johnson Illustrations by Jarrod Perez

Immigration

The Letter And The Law

Meet H: father, undocumented worker, Houstonian

09/30/2013 By Peter Holley

Signs of our Times

Cruzin’ for a Bruisin’

Ordinary Houstonians selling their souls (okay, their Twitter feeds) for sponsorship

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

The Slab Goes Fab

The ongoing evolution of an automotive art form

09/30/2013 By Peter Holley

Ice House

The Wes Anderson Collection

Matt Zoller Seitz's new book charts the filmmaker’s course from St. Francis Episcopal to Hollywood.

09/30/2013 By Craig D. Lindsey

Basketball

Meet Rocketgirl, #1 Superfan

Brianne Hodenfield is a bigger Rockets fan than you will ever be.

09/30/2013 By Jeff Balke

Ice House

The Case Against Squishing

HMNS entomologist Nancy Grieg wouldn’t hurt a fly.

09/30/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

October’s Perfect Party

What do Dwight Howard and Barbie have in common? They’re both invited to our Perfect Party.

09/30/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Talking Candy from Strangers

The Man Who Killed Halloween

Ronald O'Bryan and the Houston origins of a national nightmare

09/30/2013 By John Lomax

All Good Things

ICYMI: Watch the Downtown Macy’s Implosion

In the dawn of Sunday morning, an era came to an end.

09/22/2013 By Dan Derozier

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Stylist of Substance

New Orleans-born stylist Dawn Bell on personal style and the allure of vintage clothing.

09/30/2013 By Kerry H.

Travel & Outdoors

New Mexico

Sands of Enchantment

From desert art installations to chic Santa Fe galleries, New Mexico is a culture-lover’s paradise.

09/30/2013 By Michael Hardy