Best of Houstonia

The Great Outdoors

Throw open those doors and rekindle your relationship with nature.

09/01/2014

Top Stories

Travel

Adrift and Loving It in the New Beijing

In China, discovering a one-of-a-kind mix between new and old

By Scott Vogel

Article

Top Doctors 2014

From five physicians changing medicine for the better to 596 others judged outstanding by their peers, these doctors have made Houston a destination for patients near and far.

09/01/2014

Features

Fall Fashion: Opposites Attract

Finding matchless beauty this autumn

09/01/2014 Styled by Todd Ramos Photography by Cody Bess

Southern Food

Review: Punk’s Rocks

Chef Brandi Key is whipping up a little Southern nostalgia in Rice Village.

09/01/2014 By Robb Walsh Photography by Kate LeSueur

Drinking, Domesticated

A Bar of One’s Home

For those who truly embrace the cocktail trend, the home bar can be a refuge, a place to entertain, to create and experiment.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

HSO

A New Conductor Takes the Baton

Andrés Orozco-Estrada makes his Houston Symphony debut with three weekend events (two of which are free!).

09/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Living History

Nixon in Houston

Two unique events bring the biggest scandal in (secretly) recorded history to town.

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of Houstonia

Best of Houstonia

The Great Outdoors

Throw open those doors and rekindle your relationship with nature.

09/01/2014

Article

Top Doctors 2014

From five physicians changing medicine for the better to 596 others judged outstanding by their peers, these doctors have made Houston a destination for patients near and far.

09/01/2014

Eat & Drink

Pour

America’s Great Bourbon Boom

As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time for a classic bourbon cocktail.

09/01/2014 By Hal Brock

Editors’ Picks

Our Top Ten Thai

No matter where you live, there’s great Thai food to be found in Houston (plus: what to drink with Thai cuisine).

09/01/2014 By Stephanie Joplin

Editors’ Picks

Where to Eat in the Energy Corridor

Our top 10 picks for diverse cuisine in Houston’s booming wild west

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editors’ Picks

8 Burgers to Eat Right Now

Divey, fancy, and everything in between: Houston’s burger scene is beefing up.

09/01/2014 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Southern Food

Review: Punk’s Rocks

Chef Brandi Key is whipping up a little Southern nostalgia in Rice Village.

09/01/2014 By Robb Walsh Photography by Kate LeSueur

The Pits

A Grilling Guide, from Coals to ‘Cue

Now that you’ve caught those catfish and killed those quail, why not cook ‘em up?

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

Porkavore

Of Pigs and Their Origins

One pig farm in Katy is on the forefront of the burgeoning pig-to-table movement.

09/01/2014 By Mai Pham

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Hunting Treason

Realizing you’ve never learned how to hunt is shocking enough, but that’s only the beginning.

09/01/2014 By Scott Vogel

Health & Wellness

Top Doctors 2014

Seizing the Moment

One Houston physician is a pioneer in eradicating a rare form of epilepsy.

09/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Top Doctors 2014

Finding a Better Way to Target Children’s Cancer

In a world where the cure can be deadlier than the disease, a Houston medical power couple is finding new ways to deliver cancer medicine.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Doctors 2014

Solving the Mysteries—and Blame Games—of Childbirth

To find out why non-human primates often have more successful births than humans do, one BCM professor is thinking small.

09/01/2014 By Kerry H.

Top Doctors 2014

Training the Next Generation of Minimally-Invasive Surgeons

Remote control technology lets doctors perform less invasive surgeries than ever—and to train doctors all over the world from their offices.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Home & Real Estate

Home Design

Slideshow: Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

Home bars for everybody: a bachelor pad, a Mad Men-era wonder, and a mixologist’s dream.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Drinking, Domesticated

A Bar of One’s Home

For those who truly embrace the cocktail trend, the home bar can be a refuge, a place to entertain, to create and experiment.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

News & City Life

H-Town Diary

The Moving Story of a Houston Nomad

Or, why someone would move 19 times in 33 years

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Horse Sense

An Afternoon at the Houston Polo Club

When we think of September, only one thing comes to mind: polo. Sort of.

09/01/2014 Photography by Michael Hardy

Football Season

The Ten Commandments of Tailgating

Tailgate parties bring temptation and sin, but there is another way.

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

Child Obesity

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy One

Fighting food deserts with a can-do attitude.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

September’s Perfect Party

Rest-in-peace-Duke-the-dog-edition

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Movin’ On Up

What’s With Those Double-Decker Buses Downtown?

You’re not dreaming; those big red London-style tour buses are real.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Style & Shopping

Sole Searching

Nine Shoes That Don’t Make You Choose (Between Style and Comfort)

Comfortable shoes are finally in fashion!

09/01/2014 Photography by Audra Oden By Katie McNew

Features

Fall Fashion: Opposites Attract

Finding matchless beauty this autumn

09/01/2014 Styled by Todd Ramos Photography by Cody Bess

Travel & Outdoors

Get Out

A Backyard of One’s Own

The perfect formula for shaking off the workday is closer than you think.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Catch of the Day

A Fisherman’s Map of Houstonia

Whether you’re a saltwater or freshwater fisherman, here’s where to get the big ones.

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Go Fish!

Whether you’re hitting the open water or the pier, here’s what you’ll need to reel ‘em in.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

How the Sausage Is Made

Meat Your Maker

Where to transform your deer or boar into sausages and more

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

Home on the Range

Ready, Aim, Fire: Three of Houston’s Best Ranges

Before setting off on the hunt, polish up your rifle and your shooting skills.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Bagging Bucks

The Hunt Is On

Three great group trips, from low-budget to big game

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

The Thrill of the Hunt

Rifles at the Ready

When it comes to hunting, supplies are half the battle.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Get Out

Three Trips to Take Right Now

Whether you’re a rugged expert or a rookie adventurer, these excursions will take you there and back.

09/01/2014 By Chris Abshire

Camp

Let’s Go Glamping

Making a mockery of the camping experience, or camping on your own terms?

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pack In, Pack Out

Get Geared Up!

Our guide to the year’s best gear for backpacking and camping season

09/01/2014 By Chris Abshire

Fish Tales

One Time, I Caught a Fish So Big...

What would a great outdoors issue be without a fish tale or two?

09/01/2014 By Jeff Balke

Money Pits

Should You Buy a Boat?

We can’t blame you for asking, so we asked an expert.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley