Model Citizens

In Photos: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Festival

The magazine hosted its first-ever swimsuit fest in downtown Houston this past weekend.

02/20/2017 Photography by Marco Torres

Freebies

Take Advantage of the Last Day for Free Metro Rides

Metro and Reliant have partnered together to offer three days of free rides, ending tonight.

02/01/2017 By Emily Juhasz

The Big Game

The 10 Things You Must Eat, Drink and Do While You're Here for the Super Bowl

There's more to Houston than barbecue and beer (though we've got plenty of that too...).

02/01/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Food News

Xochi Is Now Open at the Marriott Marquis

Downtown's most anticipated restaurant opening of 2017 is here.

01/31/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Window Shopping

First Bite: Brasserie du Parc

A crêpe window and French comfort food hit downtown on Monday.

01/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Cheers!

Bobby Heugel Quietly Opens a New Downtown Cocktail Bar

Tongue-Cut Sparrow promises to be "an ambitious formal cocktail bar."

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

In the Raw

First Bite: Local Foods Downtown

Open just in time for the Super Bowl, this location has a raw bar.

01/26/2017 By Alice Levitt

Super Bowl LI

Houston Bcycle Offering Free One-Hour Rides for Week of Super Bowl LI

Visitors can enjoy 10 days of free rides, thanks to BBVA Compass.

01/26/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Reppin H-Town

LAUNCH Pop-Up Puts Houston Design on the Downtown Radar

13 clothing and accessories brands will offer Super Bowl crowds a taste of Houston-made fashion and design.

01/13/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Parks & Rec

When Is the Jamail Skatepark Reopening?

Houston's signature skateboarding facility was supposed to reopen in October 2016.

01/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#htx

Houston's 8 Greatest Vantage Points for Those Dramatic Downtown Skyline Views

Up your Instagram game sans drone by posting up at one of these scenic spots.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Touchdown

Biggio's Is the Ideal Destination for Today's Texans Game

The new sports bar inside the Marriott Marquis is a TV-lover's dream.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Up, Up And Away

Can the Rockets Go All the Way This Year?

After this week's Wizards game, even the most fair-weather fans should feel energized by Houston basketball in 2017.

01/05/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Stage

Money Talks in Dry Powder

The Alley’s production of the buzzy new play tackling the financial industry is the second major show after New York.

12/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Festivals

Day for Night: The Art

At the second annual Day for Night festival, the visual art was as much a draw as the music.

12/17/2016 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Tlayuda Time

Hugo's Owners Are Bringing Upscale Oaxacan to Downtown

It's hard to find the beloved Mexican cuisine in Houston — next month, that will change.

12/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Lunch Break

There's a New Comida Corrida in Town

La Fisheria introduces a quick-and-easy three-course lunch for $12.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where Can You Kayak and Ice Skate with Santa in One Place?

Discovery Green, of course.

12/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

Edgar’s Hermano and La Fisheria, Reborn on the Bayou

In new locations with new chefs, two Houston spots are revitalized.

11/21/2016 By Alice Levitt

Hidden Houston

In Houston, History Hides in Plain Sight

The city’s most important movers and shakers aren’t always where you’d expect to find them.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt and Adam Doster