Gwendolyn is a sixth-generation Floridian who also spent a decade of her adult life living it up in New Orleans before joining Houstonia in December 2017. The author of the memoir After A While You Just Get Used To It: A Tale of Family Clutter and a featured writer in The Best American Travel Writing 2017, Gwendolyn is also the former food editor of the Houston Press and Eater NOLA. Because she can’t make it a day without scarfing down some form of ridiculously sinful dessert, you’ll often find her running for miles along Buffalo Bayou or in Memorial Park or perhaps straight to the House of Pies.

the festival fest

Our Dream Festival Lineup

With no fests in sight for the summer, we're thinking about who'd headline the ultimate H-Town Music Festival.

05/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp Illustrations by Michael Byers

Take Your Best Shot

The Great Texas Golf Guide

Everything you need to know before you tee off in Houston and across the state.

05/03/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, Denise Cathey, and Emma Schkloven

take your best shot

Muni Saved: Revitalizing the Historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course

The splashiest golfing destination in town

04/27/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

H-Town Running

Can You Keep up with Katy's 50k Record Holder?

Try to stay with ultra-marathoner Calum Neff during the Wings for Life run on May 9.

04/21/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Sunnyside Up

What's Going on with the Sunnyside Solar Farm?

A closed city dump on the edge of one of Houston’s oldest historically Black southside neighborhoods is set to become the nation’s biggest urban solar farm—and we have questions.

04/06/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mixed-use Mania!

6 Mixed-Use Developments Transforming Houston

City blocks are changing all over town—here's what you need to know.

04/02/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Flying Jewels

How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard This Spring

A hummingbird guru spills the juice…errrrr…nectar on attracting them to your yard.

03/29/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Peace Out

Where For Art Thou ... Miami?

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is departing.

03/15/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt and Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Recreation at Houston Parks is (Mostly) Back

Ballfields and playgrounds are back in business. But sadly, swimming pools are still off limits.

03/09/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Say it Ain't So

Pour One Out for Down House

The Heights stalwart has closed its doors for good.

02/25/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Not Again

The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Took a Hit During the Winter Storm

Reports of dead and distressed bats rolled in over the weekend at Buffalo Bayou Park.

02/22/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Helping Those in Need

The Houston Food Bank Needs Our Help Right Now

As Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo sheds light on a growing food and water crisis , let's step it up and help our neighbors.

02/18/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Park News

Bagby Park Gets a Little Facelift (with Tacos Coming Soon)

Here's what's up at the Midtown pocket park.

02/12/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Frost Bites

Time to Protect Your Plants from the Arctic Blast

Here's how to help your yard survive our upcoming weather woes.

02/11/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Date night 

10 Ways to Have a Romantic, Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day

Pull off a grand romantic gesture without getting sick. 

02/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Catherine Wendlandt

Weekend Escapes

The Best Texas Getaways for Valentine's Day

The beach, the golf course, a library filled with fresh roses? We've got some ideas for lovebirds.

02/01/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Screen Time

The Sundance Satellite Film Festival Lands at Moonstruck Drive-In This Weekend

Catch these Sundance Film Festival selections from Jan 28 to Feb 2.

01/27/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Season Pass

The Space City Weather Guys Talk the Ike Dike and Last Year's Hurricane Season

A chill Houston (hurricane-wise) 2020 is no reason to get complacent, Matt Lanza and Eric Berger say.

01/26/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hooray!

More New SPARK Parks Are on the Way

The nonprofit will debut 15 new parks and update 15 more over the next four years.

01/14/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

clutch city

The Best Running Gear to Get You Ready for Race Day

Log those miles for the Chevron Houston Marathon—and beyond—in style.

01/13/2021 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp