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.

Summer In Session

Sheer Shandymonium

With a low ABV, light body, and sweet flavor, the shandy is poised to make a comeback this summer.

05/23/2014 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Dance

Final HopeWerks Performance Strikes Whimsical Note

With the closing of Hope Stone's Montrose studio, the long-running residency series also says goodbye.

05/23/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Music

The Thrill on the Hill

Motown-themed show has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition for soul enthusiasts.

05/22/2014 By Chris Abshire

Strong Pours

Taking a Nihilistic Pleasure Cruise at Lola's

Nobody here has felt shy since a few drinks ago.

05/21/2014 By Timothy Faust

AROUND TOWN

Circus Freak

A two-hour class is all that stands between you and your lifelong dream of joining the circus. Sort of.

05/20/2014 By Silvia Pera

dance

Dinner and a Dance

Frame Dance Productions teams up with chef David Leftwich for a special performance at Good Dog Houston.

05/19/2014 By Adam Castañeda

New Blood

First Look at Lillo & Ella's Menus

Chef Kevin Naderi opens his second concept on Ella Blvd., and yes—there's cauliflower.

05/16/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-TOWN WEIRDNESS

How Now Giant Dancing Cow? And Who?

A photo trek through the First Ward turns weird.

05/15/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Christopher Keeble

WEIRDNESS

Michael Brown's Favorite Artist Jailed In Houston

A look at the life and breathtaking work of Irina Bogatcheva, a.k.a. "Anastasia the Great."

05/15/2014 By John Lomax

GIFT IDEAS

Houston Disassembled and Displayed

Minimalist map renders Houston into cuts of meat, neighborhood by neighborhood.

05/14/2014 By John Lomax

Fashion + Philanthropy

Donate for a Discount at Langford Market

It's Dress for Success week at Langford Market, and everybody wins.

05/13/2014 By Katie McNew

Unreal Estate

Au Revoir, Josephine

New owners hand out eviction notices at 75-year-old moderne Boulevard Oaks apartment building.

05/08/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Salad Days

Eat This: Monday Night Salad at The Palm

A holdover from the refurbished restaurant's old menu is still a favorite.

05/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

UNREAL ESTATE

Behold: The Second Cheapest Rental in Central Houston

A 448 square-foot Rice Military hovel features luxury touches like a clawfoot tub, a granite countertop, and rooms that hold things.

05/06/2014 By John Lomax

Bling Bling!

Bulgari Exhibit Kicks Off at HMNS

As a jeweler to the stars, the company knows a thing or two about dazzling.

05/02/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Food Flight

Robert Del Grande Is Bringing Barbecue to the Beard Awards

The famous Houston chef on flying meat to New York City, The Big Lebowski, and why it's better to be nominated than win.

05/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Newsfix

Video: Road Trips for All, from Fast-Paced to Slow and Simple

How far away can you get on a single tank of gas? Newsfix investigates three road trip destinations near and far.

05/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Dentists 2014

The Brush-Off: A Toothpaste Battle Royale

In the ultimate toothpaste taste test, which brand comes out on top?

04/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

52 Road Trips

Get Your Nature On! 5 Outdoor Road Trips

While you can’t get everywhere in Texas on one tank of gas, there are plenty of amazing destinations within 350 miles. Here are five of our favorites.

04/30/2014 Photography by Peter Holley

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 2–4

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy