Best of Asiatown

The Houstonian's Essential Guide to Asiatown

55 things to do, see and eat

06/22/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Furry Friends

Pets In the City: Your Guide to Life in Houston with Your Urban Animal

Here's how to take care of your furry friend in the Bayou City.

06/22/2018 By Houstonia Staff

News

The Future of the Johnson Space Center Is Up in the Air

Long the home for manned spaceflight in the U.S., Houston’s Johnson Space Center is struggling to maintain its position in a new era. Meet the team advocating for its future—and Space City’s—in Washington, D.C.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

Gene Wu Is Ready to Move Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

“What I like about being a state rep is advocating for people who are in the worst places, who have the smallest voices."

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Ice House

How Do Shakespeare Festival Actors Survive the Houston Heat?

To sweat or not to sweat: That is the question.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Music

The World Wakes Up to The Suffers

Back with a new album, the first local band to gain a significant national profile in a generation performs at the Heights Theater this month.

06/22/2018 By Chris Gray

Best of Houstonia

Best of Asiatown

The Houstonian's Essential Guide to Asiatown

55 things to do, see and eat

06/22/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Pets in the City

Try These 4 Tasty Treat Bakeries

Pets and people alike will enjoy them.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pets in the City

Our Favorite Pooch-Approved Patios

Watering holes across the city you and your dog will love.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

Meet the Man Behind El Gato Coffeehouse's Elaborate Cat Bridges

You, too, can catify your house.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

5 Sweet Treats You Won't Find Anywhere Else

Asiatown is a hotbed of desserts, from traditional to trendy.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

5 Reasons We're Obsessed With 85°C Bakery Cafe

Reason No. 1: The pastries.

06/22/2018 By Mai Pham

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

5 Places to Try Bun Bo Hue

This spicy beef noodle soup is the new pho.

06/22/2018 By Mai Pham

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

Our 3 Favorite Supermarkets in Asiatown

And what to look for at each.

06/22/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

4 Noodle Bowls You Need to Know About

Stir-fried or in a soup, a bowl of noodles speaks directly to the soul in any language, across all cuisines.

06/22/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

Required Eating: 11 Restaurants in Asiatown You Can't Miss

From Cajun-Vietnamese crawfish to dim sum and Sichuan staples, these are our favorite places to eat.

06/22/2018 By Mai Pham

Ice House

Your Guide to All the Food Halls Opening Downtown This Year

Downtown Houston will soon be knee-deep in food halls. These are the ones we know about so far.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pour

A Dr Pepper Cocktail Exists and Yes, You Need to Try It

It's just what the doctor ordered.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

Where You Should Eat and Drink in EaDo

Houston's hottest neighborhood right now is going through a culinary renaissance.

06/22/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

Restaurant Review

These Three Temples of Flesh Shine In Their Sides, Too

Feges BBQ, Gus's Fried Chicken and Willow's Texas BBQ aren't messing around with their meats or their veggies.

06/22/2018 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

Introducing Our Guest Pawlumnist, Frankie

What is it like being a dog in Houston? Awesome.

06/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Health & Wellness

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

3 Great Spots for Reflexology and Massage in Asiatown

Kick up your feet and relax.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Home & Real Estate

The Drawl

5 Amazing Pools You Should Try to Get In This Summer

Just a little summertime scheming.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

News & City Life

Pets in the City

5 Pet Instas You Should Be Following

These furry friends will make your feed exponentially cuter.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

5 Apps That Make Pet Ownership Safer and Simpler

It takes a village—and technology—to raise a pet nowadays.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

3 Styling Tips for Your Dog's Fur

Nicole Felsher of Demi’s Dog House in Montrose gives her grooming advice.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Pets in the City

4 Under-the-Radar Houston-Area Dog Parks

Your suburban doggo will love these parks.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

Boarding Your Dog? Here Are the Best Spots Based on Their Personality

Four highly rated options for your pooch.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Pets in the City

4 Pawsome Breed-Specific Dog Rescue Organizations in Houston

Adopt, don't shop—and find your perfect pup.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Pets in the City

The Pet Checklist: 7 Things To Do When Adopting Your New Best Friend

How to be a responsible pet parent.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

The Strange Joys of Living With Dogs in the Bayou City

Cities can be lonely places, but it’s hard to feel truly alone when you’re striding through Houston with your dogs.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

How to Spend a Day in Dun Huang Plaza

The Bellaire Boulevard strip mall can be overwhelming to newcomers. Here's an itinerary to get you started.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

How to Party on Bellaire Boulevard

Karaoke is mandatory, of course.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

The Story Behind Asiatown's Vietnam War Memorial

The architect behind the memorial, Nghiep Nguyen, has a personal connection to the war.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

Getting to Know Houston's Asiatown of Today

Before 1983, the Asiatown we know and love didn't exist.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Furry Friends

Pets In the City: Your Guide to Life in Houston with Your Urban Animal

Here's how to take care of your furry friend in the Bayou City.

06/22/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Igniting the Light

Who Does the Freedom Over Texas Fireworks?

Behind the sparks is an explosive family legacy.

06/22/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

The Sportswriter Who Predicted the Astros' World Series Win Is Back—With a Book

Ben Reiter's Astroball is the book-length addendum to the now-famous 2014 Sports Illustrated cover story.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Perfect Party: Roll-Me-Up-And-Smoke-Me-At-Dominoes Edition

Willie Nelson is, of course, at the top of our list this month.

06/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

How Is Buffalo Bayou's Trash Picked Up?

More like sucked up, actually.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

#DoingItForTheInsta

Behind the 'Gram: The Secret Life of Houston's Insta Influencers

How to win friends and influence people.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

News

The Future of the Johnson Space Center Is Up in the Air

Long the home for manned spaceflight in the U.S., Houston’s Johnson Space Center is struggling to maintain its position in a new era. Meet the team advocating for its future—and Space City’s—in Washington, D.C.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

Gene Wu Is Ready to Move Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

“What I like about being a state rep is advocating for people who are in the worst places, who have the smallest voices."

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Style & Shopping

Pets in the City

10 Pet Fashion Trends Every Animal Lover Needs to Know About

Who says humans are the only ones who can accessorize?

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

Skincare Saviors: Our 5 Favorite Asian Beauty Products

Get that youthful glow, with help from Houston's own Asian beauty stores.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux