Best Restaurants 2018

Houston's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018

Where to eat, right now.

08/17/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Stories

Fall Arts

The 2018 Fall Arts Guide

From the avant-garde to agreed-upon classics, these are the cultural events of the season.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray and Morgan Kinney

Fashion

'80s Fashion Is Back With a Vengeance

The bright colors and structural silhouettes of the past are reimagined for the modern woman.

08/17/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Fall Arts Guide 2018

What Houston Bookworms Are Most Excited to Read This Fall

And the readings we're excited about, too.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray

Fall Arts Guide 2018

After the Demise of Walter's, the Houston Music Scene Finds Its Way

The Bayou City's most musician-friendly venue is gone now, but we're still looking forward to these local bands and national tours this fall.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray

Fall Arts Guide 2018

The Menil Drawing Institute Will Open In November With a Landmark Exhibit

Plus, five more exhibits to enrich your mind and soul.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

Fall Arts Guide 2018

Flying Dutchman Sails Into the Refurbished Wortham Center

Plus the operas and dance performances we're psyched to see this fall.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

TUTS Celebrates Its 50th Birthday With a New Take on a Classic

Plus, six can't-miss shows this season.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

How Lead Belly Sang His Way out of the Hellhole on the Brazos

Famed bluesman Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter's song "Midnight Special" sheds light on the horrible conditions at the Imperial State Prison Farm in Sugar Land.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Meet Houston's Young Mariachis in the Making

An afternoon at MECA, where kids of all ages learn the art form.

08/17/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Best of Houstonia

Fall Arts

The 2018 Fall Arts Guide

From the avant-garde to agreed-upon classics, these are the cultural events of the season.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray and Morgan Kinney

Best Restaurants 2018

Houston's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018

Where to eat, right now.

08/17/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Eat & Drink

Best Restaurants 2018

8 Houston Restaurants That Will Never Let You Down

These faithful standbys always guarantee a great meal.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Restaurants 2018

Katy Is the New Asiatown

These five Katy-area Asian eateries are making the biggest waves.

08/17/2018 By Mai Pham

Best Restaurants 2018

The Best Bar Food in Houston

These five bars pay equal attention to both bites and refreshments.

08/17/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

Best Restaurants 2018

5 Suburban Eateries Worth the Drive

Sometimes a mini road trip is in order—if only for great food.

08/17/2018 By Alice Levitt

Best Restaurants 2018

Steakhouses, Burger Joints, and Barbecue Shops We Certainly Don't Have Beef With

Where to go when you're craving meat.

08/17/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

Best Restaurants 2018

5 Fine Dining Establishments to Visit for a Special Occasion

Or any time, really.

08/17/2018 By Mai Pham

Best Restaurants 2018

5 Chain Restaurants We Whole-Heartedly Welcome to Town

These buzzy eateries have recently set up shop in the Bayou City, and we're thrilled.

08/17/2018 By Mai Pham

Best Restaurants 2018

6 Overlooked Restaurants You Need to Know About

They're on our radar, and should be on yours, too.

08/17/2018 By Alice Levitt

Best Restaurants 2018

6 New Neighborhood Restaurants We're Obsessed With

At these spots, Houston’s finest—and savviest—chefs are pushing the boundaries of food, drink, and creativity.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

Our 51st Best Restaurant Pick Is Not What You'd Expect

We probably shouldn't be admitting this.

08/17/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Health & Wellness

Ice House

5 Boot Camps That'll Kick Your Butt Into Shape

Want to work on your fitness? Double down at these camps.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News & City Life

Ice House

5 Reasons Why We're Not Bummed That Houston Isn't Getting a Hyperloop

Texas's first hyperloop line isn't stopping in the Bayou City, but we're fine with that.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What's It Like Being a Specialist for the Texans?

Long snapper Jon Weeks tells all.

08/17/2018 By Jeff Balke

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Thanks-Coach Edition

Invited to our party this month: Legendary high school football coaches, skincare saviors, poker stars, and whoever donated $3 million to cover tuition for the first class of the new UH med school.

08/17/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

A Bat Plague Has Arrived in Texas. Is the Waugh Colony Safe?

White-nose syndrome sounds cute, but it's deadly.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

What's That Dino Doing On the Side of the Road?

The story of how lawn paraphernalia purveyor Frazier’s Ornamental & Architectural Concrete in Hempstead came to be.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Julia Morales Will Do Anything to Keep Fans Engaged

"I love it all,” the Astros field reporter says, “once I do it.”

08/17/2018 By Jeff Balke

Style & Shopping

Fashion

'80s Fashion Is Back With a Vengeance

The bright colors and structural silhouettes of the past are reimagined for the modern woman.

08/17/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly