Fall Road Trips

A Complete Guide to Exploring the Southwest in an RV. Plus, Top Doctors, Fall Fashion, and All Politics is Local.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

By the numbers

How Houstonians Fed Each Other During the Pandemic

A snapshot of the astounding impact Bayou City's nonprofits made during the first three months of the pandemic.

11/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Behind the scenes

Here's What to Look for on Your Next Trip to HMNS

The most fascinating artifacts at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Behind the scenes

Take a Peek at the Menil Collection's Treasure Trove of Art

The Montrose collection is by no means a comprehensive representation of art history, but it dives deep into different movements.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Behind the scenes

The Life Stories of the National Museum Of Funeral History's Coolest Artifacts

The museum's collections are not what you'd expect.

11/23/2020 By Chris Gray

Behind the scenes

Why You Should Explore The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

The nation's largest repository of African American Military Memorabilia features artifacts from all over the world.

11/23/2020 By Chris Gray

Behind the Scenes

Secrets of the Museums

Houston's repositories share some of the most unique and intriguing items in their vast permanent collections.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven and Chris Gray

Behind the scenes

Discover the History of the World at the MFAH

The Museum of Fine Art Houston's pieces span 6,000 years, six continents, and just about every historical period and artistic medium ever.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Dramatic Pause

TUTS's George Strait-Inspired Show Is No Fool-Hearted Memory

Theatre Under the Stars bemoans the coronavirus cancellation of "Pure Country," a musical premiere decades in development.

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Eat & Drink

Inspect these gadgets

The Best Kitchen Gadgets, According to the Professionals

Houston chefs and food professionals recommend their favorites.

11/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Play Place

Yoo-hoo, Try This Cocktail at Sixes and Sevens

The dazzling Montrose bar serves up chocolaty nostalgia.

11/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Southern Hospitality

How Southern Smoke Became a National Leader During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Houston organization serves up food-industry aid nationwide.

11/06/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

In this neighborhood: BBQ, fried chicken, and vegetarian Indian buffet.

10/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Rice Military/Washington

Sticky ribs, classic burgers, and chicken korma are found here.

10/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Asia Town/Bellaire

We have favorites here: Vietnamese beef seven ways, new wave BBQ, and Chinese dumplings.

10/19/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Heights

A delectable burger, a red curry, and massive beef ribs can be found in the Heights.

10/19/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Rice Village/West University

Healthy offerings and Jewish classics are among the favorites here.

10/19/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Downtown

What else but pizza, pizza, pizza ... and gumbo!

10/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Lazybrook/Timbergrove/Shady Acres

Enchiladas, homestyle Vietnamese dumplings, big game classics, and more enchiladas.

10/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: River Oaks/Upper Kirby

Fancy shrimp and risotto, classic burgers, and barbecue meat in bulk.

10/16/2020 Photography by Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: EaDo/East End

A Vietnamese "bun bo hue," breakfast tacos, and hip heightened comfort classics fill us up right.

10/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Midtown/Fourth Ward

Biscuits and gravy, sandwiches, classic creole, and sumptuous ramen.

10/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Sharpstown

Indian street food, Pakistani home cooking, and Argentinian, oh my!

10/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Galleria/Uptown

Find Texas heritage, Nigerian, and classic diner food in this neck of the woods.

10/14/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Montrose

Get cheesy pasta, smoked Tex-Mex favorites, and a fried chicken dinner, and feel a lot better.

10/14/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Third Ward/Museum District

Soul food, homestyle biscuits with chili, traditional Tex-Mex.

10/14/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Health & Wellness

Top Doctors 2020

The Public Face of Houston's Fight Against Covid-19

Something bad has happened if you're seeing Dr. David Persse on TV.

09/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Top Doctors 2020

Could This Device Help Save Covid-19 Patients Before the ICU?

A device that counts T-cells on the quick could help identify the most vulnerable patients.

09/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Top Doctors 2020

An Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Might Be the Key to Fighting Covid-19

Dr. Jeffrey D. Cirillo and scientists at Texas A&M are researching the century-old treatment.

09/04/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Top Doctors 2020

Dr. Peter Hotez and His Team Are Searching for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Finding a treatment while telling the world to "please stay safe."

09/04/2020 By Jeff Balke

Top Doctors 2020

Two "Average Joes" Helping Houston's At-Risk Communities

Dr. Joseph Gathe and Dr. Joseph Varon started the Cure Covid Consortium to fight the virus.

09/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Doctors 2020

The Houston Doctors on the Pandemic's Frontlines

Five ways local physicians are combating the Covid-19 crisis.

09/04/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Top Doctors 2020

The Houston Doctors on the Pandemic's Frontlines

Five ways local physicians are combating the Covid-19 crisis.

08/01/2020 By Houstonia Staff

News & City Life

All Politics is Local

Get to Know Some of Houston’s Most Dynamic Politicians

A look at how life in the Bayou City has shaped some of our most intriguing elected officials.

12/02/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Shaping Houston History

Our List of Which Bayou City Greats Deserve Their Own Statues

A real who's who of hometown heroes.

11/26/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

Movin’ On Up

For Many, Playing for the Amaanah Lions Is a Game Changer

Houston’s first-ever all-refugee soccer team aims for the top.

11/18/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

School Report

How to Ace the Private School Entrance Exam

Tips on helping ensure that your child will own the ISEE.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

The 2020 Houston Private School Guide

Which schools are the best in Houston and how to get into them.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools in 2020

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston—these are the top 25 this year.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All Politics is Local

A Simple Twist of Fate Brought Ed Emmett to the Bayou City

The former county judge found Houston and never looked back.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia's Navigation System Began—You Guessed It—on Navigation Boulevard

The local leader’s journey to Congress owes a lot to her "segundo barrio," the East End.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

Acres Homes Native Mayor Sylvester Turner Knows His Roots

The local leader attests to the power of community-oriented neighborhoods.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

Senator Ted Cruz Is a Diehard Houstonian

A love of small business and the Constitution blossomed in the Bayou City.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

City Councilmember Letitia Plummer Follows in Giant Footsteps

And now she's allowed in the room where it happens.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw is a Hometown Boy

Although he grew up all over the world, he’ll always consider Houston home.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All Politics is Local

How Martha Wong Went from Teacher to Politician

The former Texas representative paved the way for Asian Americans in Houston politics.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

Annise Parker's Free Range Youth Instilled a Passion for Nature

The former city mayor’s love of Houston greenspace is rooted in Spring Branch.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

Get to Know Some of Houston’s Most Dynamic Politicians

A look at how life in the Bayou City has shaped some of our most intriguing elected officials.

10/13/2020 By Houstonia Staff

1980 Astros

40 Years Ago, the Astros Came This Close

Remembering the first great Astros team and a most turbulent series.

10/12/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Making Space

With Kindness and Dignity, Houstonian Chantal Rochelle Is Creating Waves at Buzzfeed

A local girl explores Black identity as a web host, on her own terms.

10/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Perfect Party

Fall's Perfect Party: The What-A-Strange-Year-We’re-Living-In Edition

This season we're inviting a Houston crew giving us hope during these bizarre times to our socially distanced shindig.

09/29/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

Style & Shopping

Fall For Fashion

Fall Fashion 2020: The Greatest Generation

Escape with us to the Hotel Icon and the fabulous looks of the '40s.

09/24/2020 Edited by Monica Fuentes Carroll Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Mallory Schlau With Aubry Layne and Bryan Doty

Travel & Outdoors

On the Road Again

Our Ultimate Guide for Your Next RV Road Trip

A complete roadmap to exploring the Southwest.

11/30/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Rusted Roots

How Industrial Relics Will Get a New Life in Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s East Sector

Houston’s going to get a lot greener in the coming decades.

11/06/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Road Again

Our 4 Favorite Vintage RV Resorts Across the Country

Experience the fun of the RV without the hassle.

10/07/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Denise Cathey, Emma Schkloven, and Dianna Wray

On the Road Again

Road Warriors Give Us Their Recommendations for Heading out to See America

We hit up road-trip veterans via social media for what they love about RVing.

10/07/2020 Edited by Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Glamp It up with These RV Camping Accessories

Your luxe packing list.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Can't-Miss Roadside Attractions and Rest Stops Throughout the Southwest

Life is a highway, but if you need to stretch your legs, here's where to go.

10/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Road Again

5 Things to Consider If You’re Taking an RV out on the Road

Know the answers to these burning questions before burning rubber.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Go Wild in the Mojave National Preserve

A hidden gem of the American West.

10/07/2020 By Denise Cathey

On the road again

Dive Deep (Or Just Hike) into the Grand Canyon

Our national treasure is more than just a pretty picture.

10/07/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

On the road again

Find a Good Time—and Maybe Aliens—in Roswell

Proof of (eccentric) life exists in New Mexico.

10/07/2020 By Denise Cathey

On the Road Again

Take a Dip in Pagosa Springs

Southwest Colorado’s year-round attraction offers both relaxation and excitement.

10/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

On the Road Again

Get Lost in the Davis Mountains

A desert oasis in West Texas.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Rock Out at Arches National Park

The ancient rock formations will transport you to another world.

10/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the Road Again

Our Ultimate Guide for Your Next RV Road Trip

A complete roadmap to exploring the Southwest.

10/07/2020 By Houstonia Staff