The Great Outdoors

The Great Texas Camping Guide

25 spectacular spots to pitch your tent this summer

05/29/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Grown-ish

The Houstonian's Guide to Coming-of-Age Celebrations

Houston families fête their almost-adults in style, with a lot of love and some incredible parties: quinceañeras, deb balls, b’nai mitzvah, Sweet 16s, and more.

05/29/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Historic Homes

This Midcentury Modern Ranch Is Now an 'Art House'

Tim Kollatschny and Stephen Goldberg have managed to create a slice of Zen countryside in the middle of the city.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

The Queen Anne Bungalow in the Heights That Oozes Southern Charm

It's hard to tell where new begins and old ends in this 1920s-era home.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

This Galveston Estate Was 144 Years in the Making

Restoring this old beauty was a labor of love.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Bayougraphy

Chris Shepherd 'Never Wanted to Be in the Same Box as Everyone Else'

The chef who explained Houston food to the world

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Theater

Family and Frosting Collide This Month at the Alley

In the play The Cake, a small-town bakery owner's beliefs are challenged when asked to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

05/29/2018 By Chris Gray

Ice House

The Numbers Documentary Is Finally (Almost) Here

Friday I’m in Love follows the formative years of the Montrose dinner theater that evolved into the city's oldest, weirdest nightclub.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Houston's Oil Boom and Bust Inspired a Choral Piece

Called dreams of the new world, the interview-based composition examines the winners (and losers) of 1970s oil-boom Houston, along with other stories from America's Sunbelt.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Best of Houstonia

The Great Outdoors

The Great Texas Camping Guide

25 spectacular spots to pitch your tent this summer

05/29/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Editor's Picks

9 Heights Restaurants We Love (Right Now)

By the time you finish reading this, even more eateries will have opened up in the historic neighborhood.

05/29/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

9 Salads to Help You Survive a Sweltering Houston Summer

Because other foods are too hot to even think about eating right now.

05/29/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

Pour

3 Tiki Drinks For the Ultimate Summer Brain Freeze

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and sip on these rum-based wonders.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Restaurant Review

Nancy's Hustle and Theodore Rex Gave Us Much Food for Thought

At these two new, popular restaurants, the cerebral battles the sensorial.

05/29/2018 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

How to Accidentally Grow a Tree in Your College Apartment

On coming of age in Houston.

05/29/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Home & Real Estate

Historic Homes

This Galveston Estate Was 144 Years in the Making

Restoring this old beauty was a labor of love.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

The Queen Anne Bungalow in the Heights That Oozes Southern Charm

It's hard to tell where new begins and old ends in this 1920s-era home.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

This Midcentury Modern Ranch Is Now an 'Art House'

Tim Kollatschny and Stephen Goldberg have managed to create a slice of Zen countryside in the middle of the city.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

News & City Life

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

What Goes Into a Modern Quinceañera?

From extravagant dresses to gourmet snacks, 15 has never been so sweet.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Places Where You Should Host a Party

These venues are perfect for any coming-of-age celebration.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Questions for a Houston Girl Planning Her Sweet 16

"Plan really early."

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

Inside a Houston Bar Mitzvah

This Jewish tradition is also a helluva party.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

What Is the 'Texas Dip'?

The down-low on this debutante staple.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

What's It Like Being a Debutante?

Especially in the modern world? A Houston deb explains.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Questions for a Houston Girl After Her Quinceañera

"I really think it represented who I am."

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

Inside the Magical, Overwhelming World of the Houston Quinceañera Expo

Today's quinceañera goes big.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Grown-ish

The Houstonian's Guide to Coming-of-Age Celebrations

Houston families fête their almost-adults in style, with a lot of love and some incredible parties: quinceañeras, deb balls, b’nai mitzvah, Sweet 16s, and more.

05/29/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Meeting-of-the-Divas Edition

Who's the bigger diva, Trixie Mattel or Max the Sea Lion? You decide.

05/29/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

With a Little Help from New Hope Housing, a Family Flourishes

Teneika Rivers Dancy and her children were in major trouble before she found New Hope.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Herstory

100 Years Ago, Women in Harris County Were Granted the Right to Vote

Thanks to Hortense Sparks Ward's tireless fight for women's suffrage.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Closed, But Never Forgotten: AstroWorld Turns 50

As we reflect on AstroWorld's past, we wonder: Will Houston ever have another amusement park like it again?

05/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

This League City Family Is a Little OutDaughtered

The TLC reality show follows the lives of the first surviving set of all-female quintuplets in the country.

05/29/2018 By Emily Tiernan

Bayougraphy

Chris Shepherd 'Never Wanted to Be in the Same Box as Everyone Else'

The chef who explained Houston food to the world

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Style & Shopping

Best Campgrounds

10 Must-Haves For Your Next Camping Trip

Because you need fancy marshmallows.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Pride Month Is Here. What Will You Be Wearing?

A round-up of rainbow attire for this month's Pride parade.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Elements of Style

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Donae and Bella Chramosta Talk Style

The owner of The Vintage Contessa and Times Past has a mini-me.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Travel & Outdoors

Best Campgrounds

Inks Lake State Park Is So Beautiful, Even Newbies Will Come Around

New to camping? Inks Lake will ease you into the experience.

05/29/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Best Campgrounds

Glamp to Your Heart's Content at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Camp in style and comfort, only minutes from home.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Best Campgrounds

Caprock Canyons State Park Is Where the Hardcore Hikers Go

It's a trip both challenging and rewarding.

05/29/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Best Campgrounds

Embrace the Surprises at Palmetto State Park

The swampy state park is a birder's paradise, for one.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Campgrounds

Sleep On the Beach at Sea Rim State Park

The peaceful park in the marsh is chock-full of wildlife, too.

05/29/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

4 Things We Know About the Houston Botanic Garden

From a "plant zoo" to an edible garden, the city's first botanic garden will be both beautiful and educational.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

5 Camping Don'ts: Or, Do Know Where the Nearest Hotel Is

What not to do the next time someone convinces you to go camping.

05/29/2018 By Dianna Wray