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.

On the Half Shell

Texas Legalized Oyster Farms. What Does This Mean for You, Bivalve Lover?

What’s in store for the industry, and for oyster lovers?

07/22/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Doctors

At Houston Methodist, an Attempt to Reverse Aging on a Cellular Level

Dr. John Cooke is pioneering a treatment that could slow, and possibly reverse, progeria.

07/22/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Download 'Em

Camping? Yachting? There's an App For That.

Two new Airbnb-style apps we're all about.

07/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

What's The Big Dill?

Houston, We Have a Pickle Festival on the Way

In a Pickle Fest lands in Kingwood on September 7.

07/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Taxing Times

A New Tax on Airbnbs Could Generate Millions for Houston Tourism and the Arts

Houston will now collect a Hotel Occupancy Tax on Airbnbs.

07/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Great Escapes

The Outdoors and Fine Art Collide For an Incredible Labor Day Event in Alpine

En Plein Air will draw painters and art lovers to Big Bend this September.

07/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

Where to Drink Downtown Right Now

Nine of our favorite, can't-lose bars, for whatever mood you're in.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Houston Is the Card Skimmer Capital of the Nation. What Is Being Done About It?

“It’s not only getting more frequent, but technology is constantly evolving. We haven’t kept up.”

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dive Right In

20 Texas Swimming Holes to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again, Houston, when the weather is downright relentless and we have to escape. But don't despair: There are many cool, clear, refreshing lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools to enjoy right here in this beautiful state of ours.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

What’s Kept Chef Manabu Horiuchi at Kata Robata for a Decade? Freedom.

“The Japanese see a young chef and think lower quality. Americans see a young chef and don’t care. They want to eat the food and then be the judge. It’s nice for me.”

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Save Our Wetlands!

What the Houston Botanic Garden Will Teach Us About Natural Flood Control

This garden aims to teach us how to handle stormwater.

05/31/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Burgers

Clutch City Combo #1: The Best Burgers and Beers in Houston

Grab your friends and bring your appetite. Let’s start the summer right.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Timothy Malcolm

Best Burgers

5 Houston Burgers With Insanely Delicious Toppings

Spicy, cheesy, fruity—take your pick.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Burgers

The 13 Best Burgers in the Bayou City

Grab your friends and bring your appetite; you're going to need it.

05/24/2019 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Anne Chandler Is Seeking Justice for Houston's Most Vulnerable Immigrants

The executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center is "fighting like mad" for women and girls escaping violence.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Drawl

What's the Deal with Electric Scooters, Anyway?

We size up the latest transit trend.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp