HOUSTON REPRESENT

Meet the 3 Houston Women Competing for Miss Plus America

Nikki Levario-Canchola, Shaniaya Griffin, and Michelle Saxton will participate in the Miss Plus America pageant on July 2 at the Omni Hotel in Houston.

06/29/2022 By Geneva Diaz

TV Recaps

Top Chef Episode 14: The Final Plate

The final three chefs battle it out in Tucson, Arizona, for the title of Top Chef Houston.

06/03/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Top Cheftestants

Bravo's Top Chef Houston Names Season 19 Contestants

Find out which chefs from Texas, including former finalist, Dawn Burell, will be on the show.

01/25/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Let's go to the beach

AIA Houston to Host 2021 Sandcastle Competition in Galveston

Grab your sand bucket, we’re headed to the beach.

08/06/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Go Back to Boston!

It Was a Very 2020 Iron Sommelier Competition

The annual event brings virtual tastings, natural wine, and a surprise winner.

11/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Life's a Beach

Remember These Creations from Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston?

Covid swept away this summer's iteration of the popular beachy pastime, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some masterpieces from years past.

08/21/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Secret Walls

Who Will Win This Mural Battle?

Two teams will face off in a live mural painting competition this Saturday at Market Square Park.

04/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

Et Tu, Brute?

Tacos, Ice Cream, and Vegan Cheese ... at the Caesar Salad Competition

Several chefs participated in this 34th annual gustatory competition. Who came out on top?

10/02/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Mixology Masters

Meet the Houston Bartenders Vying to Be Crowned the Best in the World

See what these cocktail masters are mixing up for the World Class competition.

04/17/2018 By Lauro Rojas

Edible Design

Creating and Composting at the Gingerbread Build-Off

Teams from around Houston will show off their gingerbread design skills this weekend.

12/08/2017 By Cory Garcia

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Video

Rewind: Houstonia's 4th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

Our 4th annual Gumbo Smackdown was a savory success!

03/14/2017 With Liz Lopez

Get Out

It's Not Too Late to Register for the Buffalo Bayou Regatta

The largest canoe race in Texas takes over Buffalo Bayou on March 11.

02/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Sweet Taste of Victory

A Sugar Land Stalwart Wins the 4th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

Out of 16 strong contenders, a local favorite defended its home turf over the weekend at Sugar Land Town Square.

02/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

This is Not a Drill

Rejoice! Houston Is Hosting Its First Mac 'n' Cheese Festival

Vegans and gluten-free folks need not apply for this cheese-and-carb fest.

02/07/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Food Fests

Gumbo Smackdown Is Less Than a Week Away

Save $5 on each ticket and buy them before Saturday.

02/06/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Diet Right

Put Healthy Food to the Taste-Test at Houston’s First-Ever Fit Meal Challenge

How are those New Year resolutions coming along?

01/13/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Food Fest

Early-Bird Pricing for the 2017 Gumbo Smackdown Ends Tomorrow

Save $5 on your ticket for Houstonia's fourth annual gumbo festival—our largest to date.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

There's the Beef

Who Won Houstonia's 2016 Burger Bash?

Among 15 excellent burgers, one topped them all.

07/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Meet the Megatoad

The World's Top Competitive Eater Takes on Houston

How do you train to best your record of 24 gyros in 10 minutes?

05/13/2016 By Alice Levitt