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.

Control Yourself

You Can Get a Free Lyft Ride on Cinco De Mayo

A new initiative aims to reduce drunk driving, starting on May 5.

05/04/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Harvey Clean Up

How Much Will the Repairs to Buffalo Bayou's Dog Park Cost?

Plus, more of Buffalo Bayou Park's progress after Harvey.

05/02/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Jump In

Wet'n'Wild Splashtown Opens For Season on May 5

Cool off this summer at this beloved Spring waterpark.

04/27/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How to Wage War on Mosquitoes

Get rid of those disease-carrying pests this summer.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Where Did Wink the Cat Go?

It was a dark and stormy night at El Gato Coffeehouse...

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Restaurant Review

At Maison Pucha Bistro and Lucienne, French Cuisine With a Twist

These chic new eateries may be French by nature, but also find fresh inspiration from fare from around the world.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

3 Margaritas You Need This Cinco de Mayo

Whether frozen or on the rocks, drink up, y'all.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

The Texas Oyster Industry Is Now a Shell of Its Former Self

Texas oyster reefs are under threat, and so are local fishermen’s livelihoods and way of life.

04/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Farewell, First Lady

Remembering Barbara Bush

Thoughts from the public viewing and motorcade.

04/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Pay Respect

How to Celebrate the Life of Barbara Bush in Houston

Where and how to honor Barbara Bush this weekend.

04/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Friendly Skies?

United Airlines Food Workers Protest at IAH

The food service employees are fighting for a higher minimum wage.

04/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mean Green

The Houston Botanic Garden's First Phase is Underway: Here's the Low Down

There will be 120 acres of botanical beauty between downtown and Hobby.

04/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Quack Attack

This Rare Duck Is Drawing Birders to the Katy Prairie

Behold the Eurasian Wigeon, a temporary Katy resident.

04/11/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

An Interactive Alice In Wonderland Sculpture Arrives at Evelyn's Park

Bring a picnic and join Alice's tea party.

04/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Space

A New Park Is Heading to Downtown Houston in 2020

South downtown may very well get its own Discovery Green.

04/02/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Swanky Things

Which of These Luxurious Hotel Revamps Is Right For You?

Notable hotel renovations in Texas, Vegas, and the Big Easy.

03/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

5 Events You Won't Want to Miss At the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

Get ready for five days of indulgence.

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Are the Waugh Bats Doing?

Our Waugh bat colony is still alive up there. So, why haven’t they been coming out?

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

4 Egg Custard Tarts You Need in Your Life (and in Your Belly)

These fluffy, flaky treats are a perfect addition to any brunch.

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hit The Road

Move Over McGowen Container House, Round Top Has a Shipping Container Hotel

Reduce, reuse, recycle: the sleeping quarters edition.

03/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp