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.

Dream Homes

Houston’s Top Homes

A insider's guide to the greatest houses in the city

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Lomax

Interviews

Elements of Style: Continental Club’s Goodtime Smith

Say what you will about club manager John “Goodtime” Smith’s wardrobe, but it certainly doesn’t lack panache.

12/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Chinatown

Taiwan Meets Sichuan at Formosa Bistro

Milkfish soup to mapo tofu—Formosa Bistro has it all.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tourist In Your Own City

Bayou Views: ArCH Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou

What would Houston be without Buffalo Bayou? Find out on Saturday.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Concert

Recover from the Holidays at Warehouse Live

Jam-packed show features Los Skarnales, the Tontons, the Suffers, and Fat Tony

12/27/2013 By Dean Davis

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

Festival

Charles Dickens Comes to Galveston

Dickens on the Strand celebrates its 40th anniversary by expanding into a third evening.

12/05/2013 By Michael Hardy

LOCAL NEWS

Leap Finds a New Home

The beloved Rice Village boutique is on the move.

12/03/2013 By Peter Holley

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume II

The second installment of things I have seen from the back of my bike.

12/02/2013 By John Lomax

Bubbling Over

A Wine Bar Crawl for the Holidays

The holiday season is a great time to check out Houston’s effervescent wine bar scene.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Real Estate

Gold And Silver Buyers And Graymeiren LLC Hit With 6 Suits

Ubiquitous precious metal dealers accused of breaking leases from Pearland to Cypress owing AmEx $500,000.

11/26/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Law & Order

Lawsuit Filed Against Underbelly and The Pass & Provisions

Former server alleges tortious interference, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

11/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hospitality

Tie Goes to the Bartender

Or, how to get kicked out of your favorite bar.

11/18/2013 By Dan Derozier

Patio Weather

Bundle Up: Houston's Top 10 Patios for the Fall

Make the most of the cooler temps at these tempting al fresco spots.

11/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Chinatown

Jing-Style at Xiong's Cafe

The eight great Chinese cooking styles

11/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Coffee Talk

Fellini Caffe, Houston's Micro-Italy

What Third Wave? Fellini Caffe serves coffee the old-school Italian way.

11/11/2013 Photography by Nick Panzarella

The Meat Sweats

First Look at Tinto Grill and Its Mounds of Meat

A new Argentine grill from the owners of Pampa Grill gets cozy in Spring Branch.

11/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Red Flags

The Telling Facebook URL of an Accused Domestic Assault Perpetrator

Guys: sometimes the warning sign is in the fine print.

11/07/2013 By John Lomax

Listings

Don't Miss These Festivals

From the Tamale Festival to HTX Bike Fest, November is packed with killer festivals.

11/07/2013 By BoJanay Posey

Special Event

The Literature of War

William Broyles and Ben Fountain discuss writing about war ahead of Rice University event for military veterans.

11/05/2013 By Michael Hardy