Travel

Great Escapes

Take the trip of a lifetime this summer.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Catherine Matusow, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Top Stories

Recipes

Mastering the Art of Houston Cooking

You eat like a Houstonian. Now cook like one.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt, Catherine Matusow, Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Jeff Balke

Bayougraphy

Cracking Cases With a Genetics Gumshoe

Brendan Lee, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, uses patients’ DNA to track down rare diseases.

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Jerry Ianelli

Space City

The Porch Enjoys a Revival

Homeowners are rediscovering the iconic front porch, and all the benefits, social and otherwise, that come along with it.

05/31/2015 Photography by Max Burkhalter and Divya Pande By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Restaurant Review

Believing in Reincarnation (or Trying to) at the Re-Opened El Cantina Superior

The El atones for its past self—but will it be enough?

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel

H-Town Diary

Growing Up a Gamer Girl

To be a gamer and a girl is to inhabit a world packed with traps, landmines and adversaries all its own.

05/31/2015 Illustrations by Dan Page By Maggie Berardo

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Juneteenth

Freedom in Progress: A Brief History of Juneteenth

The weeklong celebration commemorating the end of slavery kicks off this month in Emancipation Park.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy

Rap

Reality Don't Get Old: The Geto Boys on Musical Longevity

The pioneering Houston rappers embark on a new tour, coming to House of Blues this month.

05/31/2015 By Justin Mitchell

Best of Houstonia

Recipes

Mastering the Art of Houston Cooking

You eat like a Houstonian. Now cook like one.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt, Catherine Matusow, Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Jeff Balke

Eat & Drink

Editor’s Picks

The 9 Best Restaurants for National Lobster Day

As if you needed an excuse.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

Where to Eat Now in Galveston

When you hit the beach this summer, you simply can’t miss these local islander favorites.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

Ryan Roberts Brings Texas’ Biggest Whiskey Selection to Clear Lake

The exurbs gain a serious cocktail bar within Cullen’s American Grille.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Kate LeSueur

Restaurant Review

A Trip to Commonwealth

And an answer, at long last, to what, exactly, “upscale casual” means.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Believing in Reincarnation (or Trying to) at the Re-Opened El Cantina Superior

The El atones for its past self—but will it be enough?

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel

Recipe

Making Homemade Ice Cream with Fat Cat Creamery’s Sarah Johnston

The owner of the artisanal ice cream shop shares her secrets.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipe

How to Prepare Ceviche the Andes Café Way with David Guerrero

The Ecuadorian-born chef teaches us how to make his famous ceviche de pescado.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipe

10 Reasons Your Barbecue Isn’t as Good as Ronnie Killen’s

Beef up your skills with brisket advice from one of Houston’s most celebrated pitmasters.

05/31/2015 By Jeff Balke Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipe

Make Authentic Banh Mi with Kim Vu

The chef at Pho One shares what many Vietnamese restaurants won’t—her recipe for chargrilled pork banh mi.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipe

Making Chicken Enchiladas with Sylvia Casares

The owner of the eponymous Mexican chain shares the recipe that started it all.

05/31/2015 Photography by Todd Spoth By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Recipe

Bernie’s Burger Bus’ Recipe for Perfect Burgers

Wow your guests this summer with tips and tricks from Bernie’s burger guru Justin Turner.

05/31/2015 Photography by Todd Spoth and Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Songs of Love and Death

Whether sparked by Love Boat or a real cruise, the urge to travel burns in all of us.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel

Health & Wellness

HIV/AIDS

For Gay Men, a Ban on Blood Donation Ends, But a Stigma Remains

There will be blood, but whose?

05/31/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Home & Real Estate

Space City

The Porch Enjoys a Revival

Homeowners are rediscovering the iconic front porch, and all the benefits, social and otherwise, that come along with it.

05/31/2015 Photography by Max Burkhalter and Divya Pande By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

News & City Life

The Drawl

Starred Up

Still skeptical of astrological clairvoyance? These recent incidents tell us that the stars have much to offer.

05/31/2015 By Houstonia Staff

H-Town Diary

Growing Up a Gamer Girl

To be a gamer and a girl is to inhabit a world packed with traps, landmines and adversaries all its own.

05/31/2015 Illustrations by Dan Page By Maggie Berardo

Bayougraphy

Cracking Cases With a Genetics Gumshoe

Brendan Lee, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, uses patients’ DNA to track down rare diseases.

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Jerry Ianelli

Elements of Style

Blazer of Glory: A Sartorial Discussion with Bill Stubbs

The interior designer, whose furniture line debuts at Gallery Furniture this month, talks style, splurging, saving and why Casual Friday must be stopped.

05/31/2015 Photography by Justin Calhoun By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Business

Meet Edose Ohen, Donut Tycoon

Glazed, the UH MBA’s donut shop, has taken Houston by storm—and word of his success is spreading.

05/31/2015 Photography by Max Burkhalter By Kayla Stewart

Urban Planning

Cornering the Futures Market

Four Houston think tanks have competing visions for the future. Which will be proven right?

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Religion

To Preach Her Own

A story of faith, from Texas City to New York City

05/31/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Ice House

June’s Perfect Party

We’ve been pondering the big questions of late, and invited guests who have the answers.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Chris Danger

Sports

Will Houston Embrace Lacrosse?

This year’s Major League Lacrosse All-Star game is coming to town—and perhaps with it a major league franchise of Houston’s own.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy

Playing It Cool

Should Air Conditioning Be a Basic Human Right?

Our city owes its life to A/C, and raises the question: is the unconditioned life worth living?

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Just Add Water

Pool season is upon us. Make sure you’re equipped.

05/31/2015 Photography by Audra Oden By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel & Outdoors

Feature

Great Escapes: Charleston

Visit a city forever trying to live up to its food.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Feature

Great Escapes: Cuba

Take in Havana before the inevitable onslaught.

05/31/2015 Photography by Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Feature

Great Escapes: Austin

Relax at a Hill Country spa, where you leave life to come back to it.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Feature

Great Escapes: Istanbul

Explore a two-continent city with two sides to every story.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel

Feature

Great Escapes: Alaska

Go where Alaska meets the Yukon—and a remote lodge offers no end of adventure.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy

Feature

The Great Escapes of the Rich and Famous

Where Houston’s movers and shakers go to get away from it all.

05/31/2015

Travel

Great Escapes

Take the trip of a lifetime this summer.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Catherine Matusow, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt