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

Musical Chairs

Anticipated Downtown Food Hall Has a New Operator

Lyric Market will open in late 2020, according to its new leaders.

05/04/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Roux Roux Roux For the Home Team

There's a New Best Gumbo In Town at Cherry Block

You want smoke? You got it. Just go to Bravery Chef Hall.

02/14/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Drink & Learn

Take This History-Packed Pub Crawl Through Downtown

Booze, Bites, and Historic Sites promises you'll get food, drink, and a new appreciation for Houston.

02/12/2020 By Carlos Brandon

Skyrise and shine

These Five Developments Will Change Houston Forever

A new decade means a new look for the city.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Waaay down

This Walking Tour Guides You Through Houston's Downtown Tunnels

Explore the city's history just 20 feet below the ground.

01/30/2020 By Heather Saucier

Power Moves

Food News: Adair Downtown Is Now Open ... For Business

Plus, well-known burger concept Buffburger closes two locations.

01/27/2020 By Timothy Malcolm