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.

Best Restaurants 2018

Houston's 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Where to eat, right now.

08/17/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Restaurants 2018

8 Houston Restaurants That Will Never Let You Down

These faithful standbys always guarantee a great meal.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Restaurants 2018

6 New Neighborhood Restaurants We're Obsessed With

At these spots, Houston’s finest—and savviest—chefs are pushing the boundaries of food, drink, and creativity.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

5 Boot Camps That'll Kick Your Butt Into Shape

Want to work on your fitness? Double down at these camps.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Report Card

What Can You Do to Protect the Health of Galveston Bay?

Our local watershed needs your help.

08/15/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hit The Road

Plan That Trip to Celebrate Día de Los Muertos in San Antonio

Alamo City goes big with this year's Day of the Dead festivities.

08/10/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Dessert

3 Ways to Keep Cool With Shaved Ice (Ice Baby)

Grab them before they melt!

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pour

Houston's Best Mojito Isn't Really a Mojito

Nobu's youzu kumquat cooler is a delicious respite from a Houston summer.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

You Can't Take the Sky From Me

How Are Houston's Fireflies Faring?

Houston doesn't make it easy for them to thrive.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Ruth Simmons Is the Leader Prairie View A&M Has Been Waiting For

When you know as much as she does, it’s hard to retire.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hit The Road

Your Summer Can Still Be Saved by These Top Glamping Destinations

Take that vacation already.

07/13/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Other People's Property

These Are the Most Desired Airbnbs in Texas

Peep the top listing in Houston and beyond.

07/04/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Debbie Downer Time

Your Summer Adventures Might Be Harming Nature More Than You Think

How are campers impacting the environment?

06/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pets in the City

Try These 4 Tasty Treat Bakeries

Pets and people alike will enjoy them.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pets in the City

Meet the Man Behind El Gato Coffeehouse's Elaborate Cat Bridges

You, too, can catify your house.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

The Story Behind Asiatown's Vietnam War Memorial

The architect behind the memorial, Nghiep Nguyen, has a personal connection to the war.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Your Guide to All the Food Halls Opening Downtown This Year

Downtown Houston will soon be knee-deep in food halls. These are the ones we know about so far.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp