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: June 27–29

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

06/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

Flying High

Aerial Yoga Houston Opens New Studio

Stuck in a workout rut only aerial acrobatics can cure? You're in luck!

06/25/2014 By Katie McNew

URBAN ADVENTURES

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part II

Rambling through the interiors of dozens of abandoned apartments.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

URBAN ADVENTURE

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part One

Abandoned, spooky Timbergrove complex tells many a sad tale.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

leisure

Going Outside the Lanes at Bowlero

The Woodlands's new bowling alley-cum-nightclub offers a full bar, touchscreen scorekeeping, and a hot wing challenge.

06/16/2014 By Natalie Reina

Posh Pets

Review: Rover Oaks Pet Resort

Is a posh pet resort money well spent?

06/16/2014 By Silvia Pera

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 13–15

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

06/11/2014 By Michael Hardy

First Look

Peruvian Pleasures at La Guitarra con Sazón

The new La Guitarra con Sazón brings Peruvian dishes, drinks, and desserts to West Oaks.

06/10/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Film

From Dallas to Ghana

New documentary follows Dallas-based Kosmos Energy in the wake of its discovery of oil off the coast of Ghana.

06/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

BIKING HOUSTON

Ridin' Dirty Volume V

The latest batch of shots we've taken (mostly) on our cycling trips around town.

06/09/2014 By John Lomax

Pack Attack

"Fit To Be Styled" at Settlement Goods

Patrons were encouraged to bring in a favorite fashion piece for some personal styling advice. I brought my fanny pack.

06/03/2014 By Alice Alsup

Cheap Eats

The Best Way to Stuff Yourself Silly for $5

The giant dosai at Shri Balaji Bhavan are a meal unto themselves.

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

#FPSF

Five Scenes from Summer Fest

The Summer Fest moments we'll never forget, for better or worse

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Dan Joyce

Editor’s Picks

The 8 Spiciest Spots in Little India

Sweat it out this summer with curry and chaat—plus, beer and wine pairings!

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Barbecue

Is Killen’s BBQ Really The Best in Texas?

We braved the lines and baked in the sun to find out.

06/02/2014 By Robb Walsh Photography by Kate LeSueur

Interview

Toot Toot! Go For a Ride With Hermann Park’s Train Conductor

Abraham Tolbert can’t think of anything else he’d rather be doing.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Interview

A Chat With the Zookeeper

Or, why modern zookeeping is healthier for everyone involved

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

A Century of Green

Hermann Park at 100

With the wind at its back (and $115 million in the bank), Hermann Park looks to realize its planners’ original vision.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Sports

A Soccer Team Awaits Its Fans

Its inaugural season under way, the Houston Dash faces an uphill climb—but has many reasons to expect a sunny future.

06/02/2014 By Chris Abshire

Insider’s Guide

Guide to the Museum District

From the best exhibitions to great restaurants, to picnics, public art, and personalities—everything that makes this storied urban enclave so great.

05/30/2014 By Houstonia Staff