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.

Features

The Ultimate Houston BBQ Guide

Welcome to the Houston smoke show.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Smoke Show

12 Essential Joints Ushering in the New Wave of Barbecue

We got the low-down on the spots, all opened in the past five years, you simply must try to experience this age of meaty wonders in the Bayou City.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Smoke Show

Our Favorite Desserts at Houston BBQ Joints

At these spots, you should have your cake and eat it too.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Features

The Ultimate Houston BBQ Guide

Welcome to the Houston smoke show.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Flower power

Can Nature Help Make Chemo Easier to Endure?

A new garden lifts the spirits of cancer patients at Houston Methodist.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Staying Alive

Care for Trees with the Ancient Art of Bonsai

How Houston's bonsai artists are passing down their artful tradition.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Now Streaming!

Catch These Free Environmental and Outdoor Films Until March 31

The D.C. Environmental Film Fest is screening its 2020 selections online.

03/27/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Let's Shop!

Houston Ballet's Spring Nutcracker Market Is Now Open Online

Cool news: 100 percent of proceeds will support the vendors.

03/26/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Nature Show

Stream The Outdoors in Your Living Room With Levy Park On-Demand

Families can access fitness and storytime programming starting March 30.

03/26/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Comebacks

Here's What's Re-Opening at Houston Parks

What to know before you go.

03/19/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Social Distancing

We All Want to Get Outside, But Are Our Parks Getting Too Crowded?

We need to stay six feet apart while exercising outdoors, too, y'all.

03/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Social Distancing

Houston-Area Bars Must Close, Restaurants Can Still Do Carry-Out

Here are our area's newest requirements for all citizens.

03/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Central America

Seven immigrants from Central America share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Catherine Matusow, Gwendolyn Knapp, Schaefer Edwards, and Erica Hernandez

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: South America

Four South American immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Erica Hernandez

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Europe

Five European immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Jeff Balke, Timothy Malcolm, and Dianna Wray

Steppin' Out

Jay Owens Is Determined to Save the Houston Two-Step

Flo-Motion Dance Association is preserving the Houston tradition one dance class at a time.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

In Bloom Again

This Flower-Filled Mural Honors Houston Artist and Writer Naomi Polk

The Sixth Ward tribute celebrates the life of a remarkable local artist.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Take The Leap

8 Leap Day Travel Deals To Snag This Weekend

Save big bucks when you book these trips on Feb 29.

02/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gotta Catch 'Em All

Check Out Spring Branch's Cool New Public Art

"Art on Long Point" brings eye-catching sculptures to the area.

02/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp