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.

Sydney for Sydney

People Named Sydney Could Get a Free United Flight to Sydney, Australia

Named Sydney? Well, lucky you.

12/15/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Holiday Gem

Check Out This Christmas Wonderland in Pasadena

Bufkin Christmas Wonderland still delights after 25 years.

12/12/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Water World

A New Waterpark Heads to Houston in 2018

Big River Waterpark breaks ground in New Caney. But what's up with Schlitterbahn?

12/07/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Getaways

Our Five Best Travel Stories of the Year

Escape the atrocities of 2017 through travel.

12/06/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Thrice As Nice

Coltivare Team To Open Three New Spots in EaDo

Make room for Indianola, Miss Carousel and Vinny's.

06/20/2017 By Alice Levitt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Food Fight: Who Makes Houston’s Best Pub Grub, Indian Sweets, Fancy Tacos and More

We tossed our favorite spots into the ring together to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Bayou City

More People Coming to Houston, More Questions on How They'll All Fit

Rice Design Alliance hosts a discussion on the state of Houston's highways, byways and bayous with Projective Infrastructures.

02/08/2016 By Leah Lucio

The LBD

The Traveling Black Dress, Part 3: Halloween Makeover Edition

New ways to accessorize that black dress in your closet

10/23/2014 By Beth Muecke

The LBD

The Traveling Black Dress, Part 2

New ways to accessorize that black dress in your closet

10/14/2014 By Beth Muecke

Autumn Recipes

Recipe: Classic Brownies

The two key ingredients you'll need for brownies worth fighting over.

10/02/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Best of Houstonia

The Best New Restaurants of 2014

Everything you need to know: the very best places that opened this year, the hottest chefs, and what’s soon to come.

10/01/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

The 5 Very Best New Restaurants of 2014

Of all the amazing restaurants that opened this year, it was tough to pick our five absolute favorites—but somehow, we managed.

10/01/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Diary

When Driver’s Ed Lessons Go Wrong

You’ll never learn to fly if you can’t forget how to drive.

09/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

Politics

Is It Time to Reform Tort Reform?

Tort reform made sense to lots of people at the time, Stephen DiLeo included—that is, until a doctor removed his son’s brain tumor.

09/30/2014 By John Lomax

Fall Arts 2014

6 Young Artists Who Are Reshaping Houston’s Art Scene

This year we salute the new wave behind this season’s thrilling slate of cultural events—a lineup as fresh and new as the artists behind them.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy, Peter Holley, and Adam Casteñeda Photography by Arthur Garcia

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Desserts

Our much-loved mingling of cuisines and flavors isn’t just having its way with our main dishes. Desserts are now fair game too.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

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