City & Region

The Best of International Houston

An insider’s guide to the thriving local cultures of Houston’s 12 largest immigrant groups.

09/01/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Nick Esquer, Marianella Orlando, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Top Stories

Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview 2015

One (nervous) arts editor’s guide to the fall’s hottest tickets.

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Fall Fashion

Mad About Mod

Retro silhouettes and out-of-this-world prints that we’re crazy about for fall.

09/01/2015 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer

Photo Essay

Port of Hope

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, sending thousands of evacuees to the Astrodome, we catch up with four people who were there.

09/01/2015 Photography by Katya Horner By Jeff Balke

Bayougraphy

For Carlos Correa, the Future is Now

The young Astro’s rise has been as sudden as it has been stunning—and he’s playing the game the only way he knows how.

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Classical Music

Russian accordions, the Vienna Boys Choir and the all-American Aaron Copland

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Readings/Concerts

The piano man, the Barefoot Contessa and the musings of a Texas memoirist

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Visual Arts

Improvisational Ideas, illuminated Intersections and a very Rothko retrospective

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Dance/Opera

Tons of Tchaikovsky, dueling Manons and Carmen gets stripped down

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Theatre

The Alley reopens, Peter Pan joins the 21st century and professional wrestling muscles its way to center stage

09/01/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview 2015

One (nervous) arts editor’s guide to the fall’s hottest tickets.

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Loud Noises

Bum Phillips Gets His Own Opera

It ain’t over until the fat man spits.

09/01/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

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City & Region

The Best of International Houston

An insider’s guide to the thriving local cultures of Houston’s 12 largest immigrant groups.

09/01/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Nick Esquer, Marianella Orlando, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Eat & Drink

Editor’s Picks

12 Bars & Cafes for Fun & Games

Whether you prefer to play bocce ball and giant Jenga or old-school Nintendo and pinball machines, there’s a watering hole here for you.

09/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Editor’s Picks

Where to Eat Now in Bellaire

There’s more to Bellaire than Broiler Burgers (and Bernie’s Burgers), from authentic Philly cheesesteaks to healthy vegetarian cuisine.

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktails

Recipe: The Immortal Zazerac

Julep’s Alba Huerta brings us this summery bourbon cocktail with plenty of brrrr.

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

Don’t Let Your Car Choose the Restaurant

What do North Italia and Fluff Bake Bar have in common? Look out your car window.

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Mexico

Mexican opera, norteño nightclubs and, of course, fútbol

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Bridging Troubled Waters

Remembering when Astroworld was the height of Houston’s cosmopolitanism

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel

News & City Life

Interview

Video: Behind the Scenes With Carlos Correa

Check out this exclusive peek behind the scenes of our interview with the Astros’ shortstop for September’s Bayougraphy section.

09/02/2015 Videography by Bryan Lozano

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: India

Fresh spices, Masala Radio and, of course, Bollywood blockbusters

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: China

Massive museums, community centers and, of course, dim sum

09/01/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Photo Essay

Port of Hope

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, sending thousands of evacuees to the Astrodome, we catch up with four people who were there.

09/01/2015 Photography by Katya Horner By Jeff Balke

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Colombia

Colombian ballet, colorful fashion and, of course, cumbia

09/01/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Canada

Hockey, poutine and, of course, the Maple Leaf

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Nigeria

Gorgeous geles, savory suya and, of course, finger-licking fufu

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Pakistan

Desi radio, chaat and, of course, cricket

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: El Salvador

Mayan artifacts, salsa dancing and, of course, pupusas

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Guatemala

Tamales in banana leaves, empanadas and, of course, coffee

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Honduras

Bongos, beers and, of course, baleadas

09/01/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Philippines

All-you-can-eat buffets, Houston’s biggest dance phenoms and, of course, karaoke

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Vietnam

Buddhist temples, mega malls and, of course, iced coffee

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Bayougraphy

For Carlos Correa, the Future is Now

The young Astro’s rise has been as sudden as it has been stunning—and he’s playing the game the only way he knows how.

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel

Indecision 2016

Vetting Ted Cruz’s Presidential Resumé

We read the Republican presidential candidate's book (well, the Houston parts, anyway) so you don’t have to.

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel

Ice House

September’s Perfect Party

Where tequila and babies mix

09/01/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Kiss and Break Up

Behind the Scenes of Houston’s First Gay Divorce

Same-sex marriage has its surprising discontents.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Cake Wars

The Booming Business of Competitive Parenting

Keeping up with the Joneses meets social media.

09/01/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House Interview

Not All Lawyers!

By providing legal aid for unaccompanied immigrant children, Kids in Need of Defense turns the conventional view of attorneys on its head.

09/01/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Slow Commotion

Our Patience for Trains is Running Thin

Why do so many freight trains run through the center of an otherwise modern metropolis?

09/01/2015 By Jeff Balke

Style & Shopping

Fall Fashion

Mad About Mod

Retro silhouettes and out-of-this-world prints that we’re crazy about for fall.

09/01/2015 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer

Elements of Style

Interview: Skirts Illustrated

Fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe’s career has taken her from video game design to Viktor & Rolf.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Panda Expense

Korean Beauty Products: A Primer

South Koreans have salves, serums and sheet masks to suit just about every cosmetic need—and you can find them all over town.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen