While Marianella was born and raised in Philadelphia, the cheesesteak city, she’s a lifelong vegetarian. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University and, two weeks later, in June 2015, came to work at Houstonia.

She splits her time between contributing to Houstonia each month and heading up custom projects including District magazine, the Galveston Visitors Guide, and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Kids’ Health Annual.

In her spare time, Marianella loves listening to Drake, cooking, and hanging out with her Betta fish Brody.

We Were There

Not Your Ordinary Mommy Group: The Executive Mom Society

High-powered high-fashion with a growing good ole' girls network.

09/23/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

Restaurant Reviews

First Look at City Oven’s Pizza and Pints

The Heights’ newest pizza place on White Oak fits right in.

09/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bargain

Flash Sale: Veronica's Room Tickets

Get half-priced tickets today only.

09/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Clarification

Getting the Facts Straight on Crabs

Demand for crab in Maryland doomed the Texas crab-picking business.

09/16/2013 By Robb Walsh

History

Previewing the 1937–1938 Arts Season

Impresario Edna Saunders brought famous performers from around the world to pre-war Houston.

09/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

Best of the City

The Top Tastiest Burgers in Houston

From Tejano to totem, Greek to gator, carwash to café burgers, and back again.

04/29/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by Shannon O’Hara and Tam Vo

Top Burgers 2013

What's Your Beef?

A glossary of terms.

04/29/2013 By Robb Walsh

BBQ

Of Pork and Preachers

Around here, barbecue and religion go hand in hand.

03/15/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by O. Rufus Lovett