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.

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

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

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

Green Day

Houston Just Got Three New Bayou Greenways Trails

You can now bike, walk and jog three miles of new trails.

05/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dog Days

Johnny Steele Dog Park Is—You Guessed It—Underwater

Take your pups elsewhere this weekend.

05/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston Strong

What Did Houston Tourism Look Like in 2018?

Comicpalooza alone brought in over 50,000 attendees last year.

05/03/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

It's Back, Back Again

The Houston Arboretum's Ravine Trail Is Back

The trail has been closed off for three years due to flooding and erosion, and it's finally open again.

04/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Meet Marcel McClinton, the 17-Year-Old Activist Who's Running for City Council

The Stratford High School student and mass-shooting survivor is running against Michael Kubosh for City Council Position at Large 3 this November.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Coast Vacations

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle

Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

Can This New Research Program Teach Houston How to Tackle Opioid Abuse?

The opioid crisis hasn’t hit Texas as hard as other states. But opioid abuse is still a problem here, one that Dr. James Langabeer believes is more widespread than has been acknowledged.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

If There’s One Thing You Do Saturday, Head to Mason Park for Bayou Greenway Day

Celebrate the Bayou Greenways Initiative at this super fun and free festival.

04/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

This Comfortable Boulevard Oaks Home Has an Inner Diva

And it's within walking distance of numerous museums and Hermann Park.

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

A Sweet Retreat in Sugar Land

This English Tudor home marches to the beat of its own drum.

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp