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

09/01/2014 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

Travel

Adrift and Loving It in the New Beijing

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

09/01/2014 By Scott Vogel

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