Summer Getaways

Best Texas Road Trips

Making summer plans? We’ve got road trips for everyone: from families to nature lovers, couples to history buffs.

04/30/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Four-Legged Friends

How Do You Feed a Million Stray Dogs?

According to the ladies of Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward, one at a time.

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

Courts

The Nanny Trap

An investigation into a West U Fair Labor Standards Act suit quickly uncovers a global web of secrets and lies that may be impossible to unravel.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

On the Table

Upper Kirby Korean: Highs and Lows at Nara

How do chef Donald Chang’s lighter, more refined versions of Korean food stack up?

04/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

H-Town Diary

Memoirs of a Daily Dog-Walker

The upside of being invisible? You get to see everything.

04/30/2014 By David Stuart Maclean

Top Dentists

The 2014 Top Dentists List

Presenting our second annual list of the city’s best dentists, selected in partnership with national survey company TopDentists.

04/30/2014

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Visual Arts

Claudia Schmuckli Is Keeping Things Interesting at the Blaffer

Thanks to its director’s non-traditional, experimental style, days have never been more exciting at UH’s Blaffer Art Museum.

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

#FPSF

Before Free Press Summer Fest, a Local Band Reflects

As Free Press Summer Fest surges in popularity, a local band ponders its future.

04/30/2014 By Dean Davis

Best of Houstonia

Top Dentists

The 2014 Top Dentists List

Presenting our second annual list of the city’s best dentists, selected in partnership with national survey company TopDentists.

04/30/2014

Summer Getaways

Best Texas Road Trips

Making summer plans? We’ve got road trips for everyone: from families to nature lovers, couples to history buffs.

04/30/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Editor’s Picks

The 2014 Mother’s Day Brunch List

A great mom deserves a great brunch, so we’ve put together a list of the city’s best.

05/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

Zut Alors! 11 Great French Restaurants

If you’re not eating French food in Houston, you’re definitely missing out.

05/01/2014 By Phaedra Cook

Editor’s Picks

7 Places You Should Be Eating in Pearland

One of Houston’s fastest-growing suburbs is unsurprisingly home to a growing food scene as well.

05/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lime and Punishment

The Margarita Is Dead!

Ok, well maybe not yet. With the lime shortage in full swing, we can’t help but think of worst-case scenarios for the beloved margarita.

04/30/2014

Craft Beer

8th Wonder’s Astrodome Beer Is Nostalgically Delicious

Remember Dome Foam? Then you’ll love Dome Faux’m.

04/30/2014 By Joshua Justice

On the Table

Upper Kirby Korean: Highs and Lows at Nara

How do chef Donald Chang’s lighter, more refined versions of Korean food stack up?

04/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Remembrance of Road Trips Past

Like Proust’s narrator, a bite of dessert (in this case, a Stuckey’s pecan log) sends our editor-in-chief on a journey through childhood memories.

04/30/2014 By Scott Vogel

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists 2014

Life in the Golden Age of Cosmetic Dentistry

Braces are so last century. “Smile lifts” are now the next big thing in cosmetic dentistry.

04/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Top Dentists 2014

The Brush-Off: A Toothpaste Battle Royale

In the ultimate toothpaste taste test, which brand comes out on top?

04/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Home & Real Estate

Space City

Fighting Off Carpet, One Compromise at a Time

When building their dream home, one Houston couple had only one requirement: no carpet!

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

News & City Life

H-Town Diary

Memoirs of a Daily Dog-Walker

The upside of being invisible? You get to see everything.

04/30/2014 By David Stuart Maclean

Courts

The Nanny Trap

An investigation into a West U Fair Labor Standards Act suit quickly uncovers a global web of secrets and lies that may be impossible to unravel.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

Humor

The Woodlands is Hog Heaven

Feral hogs are invading the northern suburbs, to find that they may be uniquely adapted to the terrain.

04/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Thicket to Hide

Bigfoot Is Hiding in the Big Thicket

Sasquatch is real, and he lives in East Texas. He’s just very hard to find.

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Ice House Interview

What Would It Take for You to Care About Smog?

Our air quality problems may be less visible than in the past—but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Dating

Millionaire Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

With nowhere else to turn, the well-heeled loveless pin their hopes on Jamie Rose, Houston’s self-styled Millionaire Matchmaker.

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Culture

How Church Got Its Groove Back

If you can’t bring clubgoers to church, you bring church to the club.

04/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Personalities

May’s Perfect Party

When people care deeply about something, we care deeply about partying with them.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Four-Legged Friends

How Do You Feed a Million Stray Dogs?

According to the ladies of Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward, one at a time.

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Six Outdoor Markets to Visit Before It Gets Too Hot

Save the mall for August. Spend the day outside while you still can!

04/30/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Elements of Style

This Kid Just Might Be the Most Fashionable Person in the Room

Talking individualism and fashion with a very precocious fashionista.

04/30/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Travel & Outdoors

52 Road Trips

6 Artsy Road Trips

Love art? An embarrassment of cultural riches lies just a tank of gas away.

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

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Road Trips Back in Time

Whether you’re staying in the presidio at Goliad or an old-world bed and breakfast in the German country, our historical road trips will take you on a trip back in time.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

52 Road Trips

5 Road Trip Ideas for a Guys’ Weekend

When you’re flying along the ground at 160mph, you’ll realize the Circuit of the Americas is the holy grail of guy-trip experiences.

04/30/2014 By Peter Holley

52 Road Trips

5 Girls’ Weekends for You and Your Friends

Grab the girls, get the car, and go off on one of our glorious, glamorous girls’ getaways!

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

52 Road Trips

Have Fun, Save Money: 5 Budget-Friendly Road Trips

Stay in a treehouse, a teepee, or even an Airstream trailer, all without breaking the bank.

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

52 Road Trips

Rolling in Dough: Road Trips For When Money Is No Object

If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, we offer five luxury road trips, from the sprawling, rugged luxury of Lost Pines to Dallas’ staggeringly opulent hotels.

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

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Road Trips for Food Lovers

Natchez, Mississippi, its beautiful antebellum architecture, and its deep Southern cooking are just a drive away. Plus: wineries, seafood, farm-fresh cooking, and more.

04/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

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School’s Out! 6 Kid-Friendly Summer Road Trips

With road trips featuring dinosaurs, swimming holes, cowboys, and roller coasters, this list is sure to appeal to the kid in all of us.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

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Romantic Weekend Getaways

Virginia may be nice, but Texas (and New Orleans!) are for lovers.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

52 Road Trips

Get Your Nature On! 5 Outdoor Road Trips

While you can’t get everywhere in Texas on one tank of gas, there are plenty of amazing destinations within 350 miles. Here are five of our favorites.

04/30/2014 Photography by Peter Holley