Rules of the road

No More Electric Scooters on Houston Sidewalks? We Have Solutions!

City Council voted this week to take e-scooters to the street, so here’s a list of 10 alternate modes of transportation for you.

03/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Crack this case

SPA's Interactive Art Heist Steals the Show, But Who Took the Paintings?

The theatrical walking tour brings a 30-year-old half-billion-dollar mystery to life downtown.

03/24/2021 By Rob Sanford

Pedestrian At Best

Food News: The First Main Street Patio Is Open

Plus, O.K.R.A. Charity Saloon has closed ... but get ready for something new.

03/15/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

International Coffee

Here's Where to Order a Flat White in Houston

The Down Under drink started making the rounds in Australia and New Zealand back in the 1980s before one famous coffee company brought it to the attention of many Americans in 2015.

03/02/2021 By Paul Galvani

International Coffee

Yes, Caffè Marocchino Is Named after a Fedora

Despite its moniker, the Italian coffee drink has nothing to do with Morocco.

03/01/2021 By Paul Galvani

Staycation

The Hyatt Regency’s Multimillion-Dollar Revamp Will Make You Excited to Travel Again

The renovation mixes an eclectic flair with industrial-chic design.  

02/26/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

Discover a Seuss-like World on Main Street

Artist Floyd Newsum's squiggly "Planter and Stems" is meant to represent Houston's old "8F Crowd."

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

If You're Ever in City Hall, Look Up

The lobby's vaulted ceiling features a New Deal-era idealized depiction of Houston.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Houston's Seven Wonders Are a Time Capsule for the City

The towers, also called "Pillars of the Community," commemorate the Bayou City's 150th anniversary.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Fire It Up

Chris Shepherd's Hospitality Group Announces Two New Restaurants

2021 brings us a second and more accessible Georgia James, plus Texas cuisine from Nick Fine.

01/06/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Big Daddy Cool

Food News: American Restaurant The Nash to Open Downtown

Plus, Precinct 2 is honored by the state for its food distribution programs during the pandemic.

12/21/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

POST Up

Major Downtown Development Announces First Culinary Tenants

Coming to POST Houston: a butcher, some Italian ice, pho, and tacos.

12/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Jingle Jangle

Boozy Holiday Pop-Up Bar Now Open Downtown

Have a Christmas cocktail, and take a (socially distant) photo with Santa.

11/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Beautiful and Thoughtful design

Peep the Architecture Center Houston and AIA Houston’s New Downtown Digs

The groups are finally moving into their ultra-modern space, three years after a major setback from Hurricane Harvey. 

11/24/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Out and About

Main Street Downtown to Close for Cars, Host More Outdoor Dining

A program approved by City Council will change the look of the artery through early 2022.

11/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

take me out

Comfort Food Takeout Guide: Downtown

What else but pizza, pizza, pizza ... and gumbo!

10/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Rolling On

As a Hurricane Approaches Louisiana, Houston Hospitality Pros Are at the Ready

Downtown business owners are feeding folks impacted by the season's storms and are seeking support as Delta arrives.

10/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Your Options Have Increased

Food News: Noodles, Crawfish, Pho All Available at 11th and Shepherd

Plus, a Downtown all-day cafe and French bistro closes its doors.

09/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Live Updates

Scenes from Tuesday's March For George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering at Discovery Green to march to Houston City Hall with his family.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Dianna Wray