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The Best Coast

The Houstonian’s Essential Guide to Gulf Seafood

From fresh shrimp and oysters to blue crabs and golden tilefish, we have it all here in Houstonia. Here's where to find the best seafood on the best coast.

03/01/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Gulf Seafood Guide

Houston’s Best Old-School and New-School Seafood Joints

From classic to cutting-edge, these 12 restaurants represent the Bayou City’s best of both worlds.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston’s Houses of Worship

Seeking the Light Within: A Day in the Life of a City of Faith

From cathedrals to mandirs, the doors are always open at these nine spiritual spaces.

03/01/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Bayougraphy

Mireille Enos Prepares for Her Highest Profile Role Yet

After acting for 20 years, the Houston-raised actress has finally become a household name.

03/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

California Seeming

Houston and L.A.: More Alike Every Day?

Between all the Newstonians and the new development, some think our city’s character is changing.

03/01/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Statues

Why Are Houstonians Honoring Someone Who Fought for Slavery?

Considering the legacy of Dick Dowling as the city wakes up from a long bout of amnesia.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Rodeo

For RodeoHouston, 2016 Is the Year of the Big-Name Country Act

The 21-concert lineup includes headliners like Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Hop to It

Swing Is the Thing at Houston’s 20th Annual Lindyfest

The event is one of more than 175 such competitions held annually across the globe.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

FotoFest

What a Beautiful Image! Wait, Is That a Syringe?

This year’s FotoFest Biennial takes on the future of the planet.

03/01/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Rodeo Wine

An International Wine Competition at… The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo?

Over 20 countries enter their wines each year, and they’re not just in it for the saddles and chaps.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

The Best Coast

The Houstonian’s Essential Guide to Gulf Seafood

From fresh shrimp and oysters to blue crabs and golden tilefish, we have it all here in Houstonia. Here's where to find the best seafood on the best coast.

03/01/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Editor's Picks

Eat Clean This Spring with Our 10 Favorite Salad Spots

There’s much more to the modern salad than just boring old lettuce.

03/03/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Editor's Picks

The Continental Divide: Houston’s 10 Best Eastern European Restaurants

Of course Houston has German and Polish food—but it also has Kazakh and Kyrgyz too.

03/03/2016 By Alice Levitt

Better with Butter

To-Die-For Recipe: Brennan’s Pasta Ellen

Cook like the pros.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Seafood

Cooked to Oyster

There’s a bright side for bivalve buffs who’d rather not eat oysters raw.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bug Out

How to Host Your Own Crawfish Boil at Home

An eight-panel guide to cooking those bugs up right.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt Illustrations by Kyle Fewell

Pour

Reserve 101 Brings In Its Rarest Whiskey to Date—Even by Its Own Standards

Legendary distillery William Grant & Sons has never made a barrel of whiskey for a bar—until now.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

BBQ

Is Great Texas Barbecue Still Great Without a Line?

The spiffy new, 4,200-square-foot location of Gatlin’s BBQ in Oak Forest raises the question.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Sushi

Ka Sushi: The Best Japanese Spot You Haven’t Tried

This sushi-and-whiskey bar in a strip mall specializes in surprises.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Seafood

Four Spots for the Freshest Fish in Galveston (and One in Bolivar!)

From the Strand to the Seawall, these are the top places to try coastal cuisine on the actual coast.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Seafood

Get the Good Kind of Raw Deals on Gulf Oysters

Want cheap and cheerful? Bottles of bubbly? We’ve got the right oyster bar for every personality.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Seafood

Cajun or Creole, Here’s Your Go-to Bowl of Gumbo

Where to find the best bowls of Houston’s favorite seafood stew.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Gulf Seafood Guide

Ceviche City: Gulf Fish Goes Raw

What better way to enjoy fresh-from-the-water catches than in crudo form?

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Gulf Seafood Guide

Houston’s Best Old-School and New-School Seafood Joints

From classic to cutting-edge, these 12 restaurants represent the Bayou City’s best of both worlds.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

Seafood in a Butter Place

Some dishes just taste better by the water.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Home & Real Estate

Home Design

A River Oaks Renovation That Took Two Decades

Five generations and a 20-year renovation make this 1935-era house a home.

03/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

News & City Life

Oil & Gas

Houston and Norway: Sisters in Suffering

Our city isn’t the only one feeling the strong effects of the price-drop for oil. Just ask Stavanger.

03/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Religion

Houses of Worship

A meditation on the spectacularly diverse ways Houstonians keep the faith.

03/02/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Gulf Seafood Guide

The Perils of Taking Gulf Seafood for Granted

If you want to really eat local, it’s the last wild food you’ll find in abundance.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Houston's Houses of Worship

City of Faith(s): Religion in Houston by the Numbers

Breaking down the city's Baptists and Buddhists, infographic-style.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eat, Pray, Love

A Sunday Love Feast With Houston’s Hare Krishnas

For Hare Krishnas, food is as much an expression of faith as their famous prayers.

03/01/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Houston’s Houses of Worship

The Way of Devotion

A pocket of southwest Houston illuminates a diverse city of faith.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston’s Houses of Worship

No Sleeping In: These Are Houston’s Must-Attend Services

No matter their faith (or lack thereof), all good Houstonians should visit these houses of worship.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston’s Houses of Worship

Seeking the Light Within: A Day in the Life of a City of Faith

From cathedrals to mandirs, the doors are always open at these nine spiritual spaces.

03/01/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Seafood

The State of Shrimping

A Gulf Coast tradition struggles to endure.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Gulf Seafood Guide

Catch of the Day: Houston’s 7 Best Seafood Markets

From Spring to Seabrook, here’s where to scoop up the best Gulf fish.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Bayougraphy

Mireille Enos Prepares for Her Highest Profile Role Yet

After acting for 20 years, the Houston-raised actress has finally become a household name.

03/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Statues

Why Are Houstonians Honoring Someone Who Fought for Slavery?

Considering the legacy of Dick Dowling as the city wakes up from a long bout of amnesia.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Ice House

March’s Perfect Party

The put-us-next-to-Rihanna-edition.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Shooting Range

A Shooting Range of a Higher Caliber

The roster of members at this “guntry club” is now 600 strong and counting.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Cop Talk

A Sikh Change Comes to Houston’s Finest

A uniform change at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is fostering a new sort of interfaith dialog.

03/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Blood Bath

The Booming Business of Crime Scene Cleanup

An afternoon with Bio-One Houston’s rookie of the year.

03/01/2016 By Marianella Orlando

California Seeming

Houston and L.A.: More Alike Every Day?

Between all the Newstonians and the new development, some think our city’s character is changing.

03/01/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Why Bangkok? The Shopping, the Food, and the Two-Dollar Foot Massages

When a place isn’t exactly what you imagined, and that’s a-okay.

03/01/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda