Fall 2022: Best New Restaurants

Best New Restaurants! From Mexican fare to African cuisine, Space City's best restaurants are a must-try this season. As an added bonus, we've got the best wine-tasting spots in the city and a deep dive into some of our trusted food dynasties. Plus: Top Doctors, State of the Arts, and an inside look at one of the Texan's newest players.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Fall Arts Guide 2022

5 Women Changing Houston's Art Scene From the Top

From expanding the permanent collection at the MFAH to encouraging experimentation amongst Southern artists, women literally run the (art) world.

09/19/2022 By Amarie Gipson Illustrations by Robin Kachantones

Sound Off

Forget That Study—Houston Is a Live Music Mecca

Why is Houston still considered undervalued as a place for the arts, even though music is a core part of the city’s cultural reputation?

09/19/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Fall Arts Guide 2022

5 Houston Bands You Need to Know About in 2022

Who are the latest and greatest musical acts from this fair city? We’re so glad you asked.

09/19/2022 By Sama’an Ashrawi

Sound Off

Erica Lall Has Taken the Dance World by Storm

“There was a moment when I looked out into the audience, and that’s when I was like, ‘Wow, this is my dream,’” Lall says.

09/19/2022 By Layne Van Vranken

Sound Off

These Galleries May Be the Menil Collection's Most Significant Asset

What is the political efficacy of such artwork if it is now housed within the bourgeois settings that surrealism’s politics would otherwise condemn?

09/19/2022 By Ryan Hawk

Fall Arts Guide 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Houston's Arts and Entertainment Scene This Fall

Your guide to Houston events in theater, dance, opera, visual art, live music, comedy, film, books, and more.

09/19/2022 By Amarie Gipson With Chris Gray

Fall Arts Guide 2022

Get Tickets Now: Houston's Upcoming Performances Look Spectacular

The upcoming 2022–23 Houston performing arts season shares stories as diverse as the city.

09/15/2022 By Holly Beretto


6 Ghost Tours That Showcase Houston's Spooky Side

Houston’s haunted history has made it the site of some fascinating tours that you won’t want to miss.

09/15/2022 By Alexia Partouche

Día de los Muertos

MECA Will Honor the Uvalde Victims This Día de los Inocentes

This year’s exhibition will feature a special altar dedicated to the 19 children and two teachers who were fatally shot at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

09/15/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Eat & Drink

Best New Restaurants 2022

The Star-Studded History of Brennan’s of Houston—in Chefs

How Brennan’s has shaped Houston’s culinary scene, one rising star chef at a time.

09/22/2022 By Mai Pham

Top Chef

Topping Top Chef: What's Next For Houston's Evelyn García

Houston’s own finalist Evelyn García didn’t walk away with last season’s title, but she’s got plans for more.

09/22/2022 By Shelby Stewart


Filipino Cuisine Is Finally Having Its Moment

Filipino food is finally having its moment in Houston—here's where to get it.

09/20/2022 By Mai Pham


4 of Houston's Most Delectable New Pop-Ups

While the city is home to a host of high-end pop-ups that will set you back more than a few bucks per meal, we’re here to dish on the affordable ones.

09/20/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Best New Restaurants 2022

Houston's Top 20 New Restaurants

We eat—a lot. Here are 20 of the greatest restaurants to open up over the past year, broken down by neighborhood.

09/19/2022 By Mai Pham, Phoebe Gibson, and Daniel Renfrow Photography by Shannon O'Hara and Kat Ambrose

Home & Real Estate

Space City

7 Modern Autumn Décor Items That Don't Scream "I Love Fall"

You can embrace the season without being That Person.


News & City Life

Where the Bees are

Hive Mind: Inside Houston's Buzziest Honey Collective

“If you feel something running down, that’s sweat. If you feel something running up, that’s a bee.”

09/23/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Extra Credit

Spotlight: 3 Nonprofits Enriching the Lives of Local Students

These local nonprofits are just a few of the organizations working to enhance the lives and outlook of all Houston-area students.

09/20/2022 By Brianna Benitez, Jessica Lodge, and Alexia Partouche


Houstonian Ogbo Okoronkwo Wants to Bring Home a Win For the Texans

“Every athlete wants to come back home and win a championship,” Okoronkwo says.

09/15/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Hurricane Essentials

5 Essentials to Keep in Your Hurricane Kit at All Times

Hurricane season lasts through November—is your kit ready? Here's what to prioritize.

09/15/2022 By Jessica Lodge

Ice House

Months After the Uvalde Shooting, How Are Texas Schools Protecting Kids?

School districts in Houston and surrounding areas are making major changes and reviewing procedures currently in place to ensure student and teacher safety.

09/14/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Tailored Finds: Omar Lisandro Wants You to Reconnect With Your Look

“We’re doing this because we want people to reconnect with themselves and the way they look.”

09/22/2022 By Jamila Stewart

Clutch City

8 Fall Items That Will Freshen Up Even the Dreariest Closet

Hit up local boutiques like Impeccable Pig and Beehive to discover the perfect gear for fall.

09/14/2022 By Danielle Wright