Eat & Drink

The Complete Guide to Houston Barbecue

A BBQ bible for both longtime locals and recent arrivals, including new Houston Texan Vince Wilfork, who tells us he couldn’t be happier about landing in ’Cue Town, USA.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh and J.C. Reid Edited by Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Jody Horton

Top Stories

A Textbook Case

Readin’, Writin’ and Rewritin’ History

Are Texas’ new history textbooks as bad as you’ve heard?

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

The Art of Crime

Lois Gibson, forensic artist for HPD, has helped catch thousands of criminals—and now puts her skills to use in unexpected ways.

08/04/2015 By Marianella Orlando

H-Town Diary

160 Countries and Counting

Why visit every country in the world? Because they’re there.

08/04/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

Are You Being Servered?

At Peska and La Grange, in praise of waitstaffs that keep their distance.

08/04/2015 By Scott Vogel

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Arts Preview

Beware the Ides of August

This year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival takes a dark turn.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Latin Music

The Toyota Center Delivers Three Superstars of Latin Music

These days, it’s the audiences—not the performers—doing the crossing over.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Best of Houstonia

Eat & Drink

The Complete Guide to Houston Barbecue

A BBQ bible for both longtime locals and recent arrivals, including new Houston Texan Vince Wilfork, who tells us he couldn’t be happier about landing in ’Cue Town, USA.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh and J.C. Reid Edited by Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Jody Horton

Eat & Drink

Editor’s Picks

Houston’s 13 Finest Pizza Joints

Experience an Italian renaissance, Houston-style.

08/04/2015 Photography by Megha Tejpal

Craft Beer

At Karbach’s New Restaurant, a Wine Guy Goes Hop Head

Joseph Stayshich, formerly of Benjy’s, opens his latest restaurant inside the craft brewery—and discovers a new appreciation for beer along the way.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Main Attractions

Going Beyond the Brisket

Houston pitmasters are tackling more than just the Texas trinity these days.

08/04/2015 By J.C. Reid

’Cue Town, USA

Is Houston the Hottest Barbecue Market in Texas?

While Central Texas hogs the spotlight, the best new barbecuers are busy setting up shop in Houston.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Picks

Houston’s 9 Best Juice Bars

Quench your thirst during summer’s dog days.

08/04/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Restaurant Review

Are You Being Servered?

At Peska and La Grange, in praise of waitstaffs that keep their distance.

08/04/2015 By Scott Vogel

Side Shows

Traditional Side Dishes Get a Modern Twist

Elevating classic East Texas sides to new heights is a uniquely Houston phenomenon.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

BBQ!

Where to Eat the Best Houston BBQ Right Now

Our completely up-to-date guide to the 10 best barbecue spots in town.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh and J.C. Reid Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Racist Readers Need Not Apply

In which reactions to an advertisement provoke a reaction from us

07/20/2015 By Scott Vogel

Health & Wellness

Upcoming Events

Recapture Your Youth at the Blacklight Run

An upcoming 5K run appeals to the Peter Pan in all of us.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alternative Medicine

Kung Fu Enlightening: The Rise of Qigong

A Chinese practice finds plenty of adherents in the West, including many in Houston’s medical community.

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

News & City Life

Interview

The Wilfork: Two-Pronged and Barbecue-Friendly

Training camp is approaching, but the Texans’ new nose tackle looks forward to pursuing interests, shall we say, off the field.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

Bayougraphy

The Art of Crime

Lois Gibson, forensic artist for HPD, has helped catch thousands of criminals—and now puts her skills to use in unexpected ways.

08/04/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House

August’s Perfect Party

This month, we’re thinking about backs, those worth patting and otherwise.

08/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Dept. of Inventions

Saving Children With—and From—Car Safety Seats

A Rice engineering team invents a system for saving infants left in hot cars, but will it make it to market?

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Newstonians

Escaped Converts: Marianella Orlando

Our occasional check-in with the flood of recent arrivals—poor, huddled and yearning to clog our freeways.

08/04/2015

Marriage Equality

For PopVows, Months of Wedding Preparations Pay Off

On a historic day, one Houston group made sure no couple would go without a wedding.

08/04/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Get Stuffed

The Dying Art of Taxidermy

As one Houston taxidermist tells us, it’s not only the animals that are endangered these days.

08/04/2015 By Trey Strange

A Textbook Case

Readin’, Writin’ and Rewritin’ History

Are Texas’ new history textbooks as bad as you’ve heard?

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Bright Eyes: 6 Pairs of Summer Shades

Everyone looks cooler in sunglasses; it’s a scientific fact.

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Audra Oden

Travel & Outdoors

H-Town Diary

160 Countries and Counting

Why visit every country in the world? Because they’re there.

08/04/2015 By Bill Wiatrak