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.

Fix Houston

How to Save the Birds

Since 1970s, North America has lost around 3 billion birds.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fix Houston

How to Fix Our Bayou System

Maybe we're just going to have to leave some places green.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Features

Your Guide To Houston Food Halls

Bayou City's massive new culinary emporiums

01/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Food Hall Guide

New Food Halls to Look Forward to in 2020

In addition to two new Conservatory locations, expect markets to open in Midtown, Downtown, and more.

01/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Food Hall Guide

Railway Heights On the Washington Corridor to Open This Summer

The new food hall will feature a dog park, weekend farmers markets, and a 10,000-square-foot beer garden.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Food Hall Guide

6 Reasons to Visit the Sprawling, Wonder-Filled Finn Hall

Order pecan pie at Goode Co. Taqueria, chow down on crab cakes at Low Tide, and even spot a celebrity or two at this food hall.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Table for two, please

The 10 Most Romantic Tables in Town

Whether it's Valentine's Day or Friday night, these spots are sure to woo your beloved.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Skyrise and shine

These Five Developments Will Change Houston Forever

A new decade means a new look for the city.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ooh Na Nay

These 3 New Orleans Pop-Ups Will Put You in the Carnival Spirit

Bacchanal, GW Fins, and the Red Beans Roadshow roll into town.

01/24/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

Travis Scott, rare books, Drag Queen Storytime, and more topped the list this year.

12/30/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

5 Reasons to Be Stoked About the New Gordy

Stages Repertory Theatre’s brand-new, $35 million home opens to the public this month.

12/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Many Bananas Does It Take to Refuel Houston Marathon Runners?

This month’s marathon, by the numbers.That answer and more in the 48th annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half by the numbers.

12/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hotel Boomtown

3 Coming Attractions to Houston’s Hospitality Scene

More new lodging options to get excited about.

12/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel Stories of 2019

Catch up on our most-read travel blogs of the year.

12/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming Attractions

Houston Botanic Garden Gives Community a Sneak Peek in January

We can't wait to see the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.

12/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bottoms Up

7 Ritzy Texas Getaways (and Staycations) for New Year's Eve

Hotel packages for those who love a champagne toast at midnight.

12/13/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Check The Box Yes or No

Memorial Park Wants To Know How Much You Like It

Take this survey by Dec. 31 to help build an ever better park.

12/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Running Notes

A Close Encounter With Coyotes in Memorial Park

A quiet night on the Seymour Lieberman Trail with three unexpected guests.

12/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp