Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: How Ice, Beans and Jelly Can Make Magic

Taiwanese shaved ice is a cool treat that provides a dizzying array of make-your-own options.

07/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best of the City 2016

Best of the Bayou City: Foodie Finds

Including the best butcher and the city's best grocery store corridor.

07/18/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Editor's Picks

Brew Bites: Where to Pair a Great Beer with Some Equally Good Grub

At summer’s peak, a frosty mug of crisp, cold beer is a required accessory. These bars bring the brew, along with notable nibbles.

06/23/2016 By Jenna K. White

Play It Cool

100 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat

Summer may be our winter, but at least no one has to shovel the sunshine, so chill out—we’ll show you how.

06/20/2016 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt With Ellie Sharp, Marianella Orlando, Layne Lynch, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Alice Levitt

Dept. of Partially Solved Mysteries

Whatever Happened to the Fifth Ward Recovery Center?

Two years after a promised renovation, the former St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is even worse for the wear—so what gives?

06/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Eat & Drink

Houston's Best Cheap Eats

Discover Houston’s most memorable meals and delicious dishes—all under 10 bucks.

05/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Cheap Eats

Wheel Genius: Four Favorite Food Trucks for Cheap Chow

In pursuit of unique eats, sometimes you’ve got to hit the road.

05/31/2016 By Ellie Sharp

Cheap Eats

Houston’s Best Bargain Is Found Behind the Bar at Brennan’s

The tradition of lunch martinis at Brennan’s—for just 25 cents each—hasn’t changed much since 1967.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Eats

The Affordable Riches of Chinatown

It’s easy to fill up at Dun Huang Plaza, but don’t forget the other six square miles of Bellaire Boulevard surrounding you.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cheap Eats

Hot Chaat: A Primer on Indian Snack Food

Get your fix in the Mahatma Gandhi District, which offers everything from samosa chaat to bhel puri—all in air-conditioned comfort.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cheap Eats

Lunch Break: Sandwiches for a Song

Look beyond the banh mi (but also, don’t forget the banh mi).

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Eats

Five Fabulous Ways to Start the Day for $5

From soulful spice to old-fashioned Southern breakfasts, these spots got you covered.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt and Alice Levitt

Newstonians

Escaped Converts: Adam Doster

Our occasional check-in with the flood of recent arrivals—poor, huddled and yearning to clog our freeways.

05/31/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Going Dutch

Don't Be Afraid to Bike to Work—BikeHouston Will Show You How

Bike to Work days throughout May will lead group rides through downtown, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and more.

05/11/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Obituary

R.I.P. Vern Smith, Legendary Griff's Trivia Master

Thursday nights in Montrose will never be the same.

05/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Final Act

At Rice University, a Legend Retires

Famously energetic English professor J. Dennis Huston exits the stage after 50 years of teaching.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Neighborhoods 2020

The Top 7 Spots to Live: 2020 and Beyond

These areas of town may not be ready for their close-ups yet, but plans are in the works to make these the must-live neighborhoods of tomorrow.

03/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best Neighborhoods 2020

Houston’s Hottest-of-the-Hot Neighborhoods of 2016

We picked 10 areas that are already nailing this whole quality-of-life thing.

03/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Go Pig or Go Home

Pig Out at The West End

Reserve a whole roasted pig with 15 of your closest friends at this Uptown patio bar.

03/02/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Profiles

Profiles in Faith: A Chat with Six of Houston's Religious Leaders

How do you maintain traditions in a modern world? Should you have a Facebook page? Could Houston be heaven?

03/01/2016 By Laura Gillespie and Steven Devadanam