'Merica

8 Last-Minute Fourth of July Must-Haves

From lawn games, to sparklers, to patriotic face masks, celebrate Independence Day the social-distancing way.

07/01/2020 By Isabella Goodman

Pause.

Temporary COVID-19 Restaurant and Bar Closures

A running list of establishments that may be closed now or may have previously suspended service.

06/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Shake It Up

Now Bars, Restaurants Can Sell You a Pre-Mixed Cocktail To-Go

A new waiver allows establishments to get a little more creative.

06/29/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Art Moves

MFAH Speaks to the BLM Movement Through Soul of a Nation

Featuring work from over 70 Black artists, this exhibition makes its final stop in Houston after a three-year international tour.

06/26/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Going Backwards

Emotions Swirl As Bars Close and Restaurants Re-Tool Again

Beverage professionals and restaurant operators respond to the latest news.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Stronger Together

Downtown Window Display Will Encourage Houstonians to Stick Together

The new mural is being made entirely of sticky notes, and the organizers are looking for thousands of names to fill the brightly colored memo sheets.

06/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Closes Bars, Backtracks on Restaurant Dining Rooms

The move comes as COVID-19 case rates spike statewide.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

’50s, ’60s, ’70, ’80s

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 26-28

Go on and groove to those good times.

06/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A new Tune

Popular Burger Chef Opens a Ghost Restaurant

Score some chicken sandwiches from Thick Chick's cloud kitchen in the Third Ward.

06/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott Pauses Re-Opening Plans, Cancels Elective Surgeries

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increases in Texas, the state is taking more steps to flatten the curve.

06/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Dianna Wray

Opera Ennui

HGO Announces Dramatic Cuts to its Staff and Season

The opera is the latest Bayou City arts institution to alter its upcoming performance schedule to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

06/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Spill The Beans

6 Local Coffee Shops Making Takeout Easy

From online ordering to maintaining strict safety standards, these cafes are our favorites for to-go.

06/24/2020 By Joanna O'Leary

Kicked Into High Gear

Popular Beverage Producer Gives Local Food Businesses a Lift

Kickin' Kombucha is helping out small businesses through its distribution network.

06/23/2020 By Meredith Nudo

One donation saves three lives

Donate Blood This Week at the Health Museum's Community Drive

Donors will also get free antibody testing.

06/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Park Here For Fun

The Drive-In Gets a Dream Upgrade at the Parking Lot Social

This brand-new, socially distanced entertainment experience starts its national tour this week in Houston.

06/22/2020 By Katelyn Landry

Giving Back

Mastrantos Teams Up with World Central Kitchen to Supply Meals

The Heights restaurant has delivered about 3,000 meals to seniors during the pandemic.

06/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Pride, Not Prejudice

UPDATED: 6 Houston Pride Month Events Sure to Bring Your Rainbow Heart a Bit of Joy

These virtual movie screenings and social distanced performances are still on.

06/16/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

Not Going Away

COVID-19 Remains While Restaurants Consider the New Normal

For the foreseeable future, going out to eat may just mean risking your health more than ever.

06/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

New Normal

Food News: Popular Steakhouse Temporarily Closes Because of COVID-19

Plus, we've seen reports that the minds behind MF Sushi are opening a spot in the Heights.

06/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Season Switcheroo

TUTS Rearranges 2020-2021 Season in Response to Ongoing Pandemic

Don’t worry, the season’s still all there. It just begins in December.

06/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven