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 2014

Best New Restaurants: Asian Fusion

The cuisines of Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and East Asia—everywhere in East Asia—are once more at the forefront of the city’s culinary scene.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Americana

Comfort food is back, as classics are classed up and chefs draw inspiration from our collective nostalgia.

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Elements of Style

Always Judge a Dude by His Duds

The owner of Manready Mercantile chats about his aesthetic, shopping local, and which Joneses are worth keeping up with.

09/30/2014 Photography by Sarah Gabbart

Now Open

First Look at eT Craft Burgers & Beer in Cypress

Growler fills and a patio aren't the only new additions at this second location.

09/25/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

essay

Sushi at the Pasadena Kroger

A disorienting trip to the grocery store triggers memories of Cort McMurray's grandfather, and a less complicated life.

09/25/2014 By Cort McMurray

Deli Dining

Where to Relish a Reuben in Houston

Seven spots to nosh on that deli favorite

09/24/2014 By Joanna O'Leary

remembrance

RIP Joe Sample: A Career-Spanning Playlist

The great Houston jazz pianist was at home in numerous genres and styles, as these eight tracks demonstrate.

09/22/2014 By Justin Mitchell

reading

Reza Aslan: Lakewood is "Less a Church Than A Pyramid Scheme"

Religious studies scholar who penned bestselling book about the historical Jesus calls out Joel Osteen ahead of his visit to Houston.

09/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

essay

Apologia Pro Urbe Sua, Part II

Why do so many Houstonians flee the city for the suburbs? Cort McMurray has a few ideas.

09/16/2014 By Cort McMurray

Eat Here Now

Dish of the Week: Spicy Boudin at JW's Cajun Boudin Hut

All without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of your car

09/11/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 12–14

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

09/10/2014 By Michael Hardy

The Sweet Stuff

The City's Most Decadent Milkshake Is at Cacao & Cardamom

Frozen drinking chocolate is the solution to a season that's not quite ready for hot chocolate.

09/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

humor

Is Galveston Ready for Nuclear Barge Sturgis?

A floating nuclear reactor from the 1960s will arrive later this year to be disassembled by the Army Corps of Engineers. What could go wrong?

09/09/2014 By Cort McMurray

art and commerce

Overheard at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

There was no better place for people-watching (or people-listening) this weekend than the George R. Brown Convention Center.

09/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

DON'T MISS IT

Houston’s Fashion Trucks Unite

Fresh off the streets, Fashion Truck Collection kicks off with a grand opening party

09/05/2014 By Alexa Hyde

Slideshow

Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

A bar of one's home.

09/01/2014

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

Bagging Bucks

The Hunt Is On

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

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

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

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