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.

Gulf Coast Vacations

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle

Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

Can This New Research Program Teach Houston How to Tackle Opioid Abuse?

The opioid crisis hasn’t hit Texas as hard as other states. But opioid abuse is still a problem here, one that Dr. James Langabeer believes is more widespread than has been acknowledged.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

If There’s One Thing You Do Saturday, Head to Mason Park for Bayou Greenway Day

Celebrate the Bayou Greenways Initiative at this super fun and free festival.

04/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

This Comfortable Boulevard Oaks Home Has an Inner Diva

And it's within walking distance of numerous museums and Hermann Park.

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

A Sweet Retreat in Sugar Land

This English Tudor home marches to the beat of its own drum.

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Drawl

How to Get Inside the New H-E-B in the Heights

What will it take: A helicopter? Ziplining? A monster truck?!?

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Clint Capela Wants to Help Kids in Foster Care, Because He's Been There, Too

“Kids in foster care remind me of where I came from and what I’ve been through, without parents,” the Houston Rockets starting center says, “and I want to have more involvement in their lives.”

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hit The Road

Big Bend Is Seeing the Biggest Bluebonnet Bloom in Years

Drive nine hours and see the bloom of a lifetime.

03/11/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Perfect Pairing

The Houstonian's Guide to Texas Wine and Cheese

The Bayou City's wine and cheese scene comes of age.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Timothy Malcolm

The Perfect Pairing

9 Perfect Texas Cheese and Wine Pairings

From Lubbock to Driftwood, Blanco to Grapevine, Texas cheeses and wines have been garnering awards and cult followings. Now it's time to enjoy the two together.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Perfect Pairing

How Houston Dairymaids Stepped Up Houston's Cheese Game

You can thank Lindsey Schechter for Houston's local cheese renaissance.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Spring Day Trips

A Day of Birding, Gardens, and History in Brenham

Only two hours away is another world that just happens to be the birthplace of Texas.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

Will the UH Men's Track Team Make History?

Over the past couple of years, the UH men’s track team has had a stunning rise. With Nationals and the 2020 Olympics swiftly approaching, could the Coogs make it to the top?

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Play Thing

Discovery Green Will Be Playground Central Come Fall

Your kids need to know about the park's $12 million revamp.

02/08/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Quick Getaways

The Best Bookworm Vacation May Be to San Antonio

A weekend getaway with only reading in mind.

02/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

We Run This Town: Our Favorite Houston Trails

You’ve stretched out your hammies, leashed up your good dogs, and are ready to crank out the mileage. But where to?

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020

Eight bayous will be connected through the $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Breakfasts

Breakfast In Houston, By the Numbers

Guess how many bagel and lox sandwiches Kenny & Ziggy serves a week.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp