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.

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 8–10

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

08/06/2014 By Michael Hardy

New & Notable

Wonderful Wines at Table on Post Oak

An eccentric wine list sets this Galleria-area restaurant apart.

08/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Open Road

Photo Essay: a Marfa Pilgrimage

Leave the big city chaos behind and take a trip out to the peaceful, tranquil jewel of the west.

08/03/2014 By Alese Pickering

Sweet Treats

Our 7 Favorite Donut Destinations

The donut is on the rise—here are 7 spots to try Houston's best versions of fried dough.

07/31/2014 By Emily Donaldson

Expert Advice

Model Behavior

Style and beauty tips from a model...because it's her job.

07/29/2014 By Katie McNew

New & Notable

Ninja Ramen's New Approach on Washington Avenue

Ninja Ramen offers one thing and one thing only: ramen.

07/28/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tasty Travels

8 Great Lobster Rolls without Leaving the State

You don't have to head to Maine this summer to enjoy a big, buttery lobster roll.

07/25/2014 By Mai Pham

Reminiscence

Roger and Me

New documentary about Roger Ebert prompts local film critic Joe Leydon to reflect on their long friendship.

07/25/2014 By Joe Leydon

Now Open

The Honeymoon Is Just Beginning

New cafe and bar on Main Street brings a slice of New Orleans to downtown Houston.

07/24/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

New & Notable

First Look at Dosi Restaurant + Soju Bar

This modern take on Korean food is full of surprises—the good kind.

07/21/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

BAD ADVICE

Texas Beaches Among America's Best, According To Moronic Listicle

The likes of Galveston and Bolivar outrank Destin and Waikiki. How we wish that were true.

07/17/2014 By John Nova Lomax

spectacle

The Evolution of Gaga

To prepare for her Wednesday-night show, we review Lady Gaga's most outrageous dresses from the past five years.

07/15/2014 By Kerry H. and Michael Hardy

hidden gems

Touring the Girl Scout History Museum

Since opening in 2007, this little-known museum has spotlighted the scouting organization's illustrious past. Sorry, though: no Thin Mints.

07/11/2014 By Emily Donaldson

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 11–13

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

07/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

Sweet Treats

Houston's Tour de Chocolat Takes Place in Rice Village

Is a guided chocolate tour worth $30?

07/01/2014 By Silvia Pera

Travel

How the West Was Spun

Cowboys, culture, and comestibles: a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards of 2014

06/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Dept. of First-World Problems

Surviving One of the Longest Flights in the World

If you’re traveling nonstop from Dubai to Houston, you’d better be prepared.

06/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Burgers & Beer

The Monday Special at BRC Gastropub

The $9.50 pub burger is outshined only by the $3 pints on draft.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Breakfast of Champions

Peruvian Oatmeal y Mucho Más at Andes Cafe

The East End cafe specializing in South and Central American food makes a mean breakfast, too.

06/27/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

BAYOU CITY HIPPIE LORE

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?

Leafing through the amazing pages of Houston's short-lived Age of Aquarius rock magazine.

06/25/2014 By John Lomax