Live Shots

Interview: Christopher Kimball Is Not a TV Persona

The host of America's Test Kitchen brings the show to Jones Hall for a one-off live performance.

08/07/2014 By Scott Vogel

Downtown Dining

Jonathan Jones Is Back in a Big Way at El Big Bad

A modern Tex-Mex menu that's just different enough is El Big Bad's recipe for success.

07/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Now Open

The Honeymoon Is Just Beginning

New cafe and bar on Main Street brings a slice of New Orleans to downtown Houston.

07/24/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheers

Tonight: Sunsets and Suds at The Grove

Wind down your evening with craft beer in the park at The Grove in Discovery Green.

07/16/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Reader Responses

About That Mural at El Big Bad

Don't judge a book by its cover (or a mural by its rabbits).

07/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Acrobatics

The Circus Comes to Discovery Green

Celebrate Independence Day downtown with not one but three performance troupes.

07/03/2014 By Silvia Pera

Taco Time

Lone Star Taco Co. Gets a Lone Star

A new taco joint downtown has potential, but will it pull through?

06/06/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Strong Pours

Little Dipper Looks Cool, But Is That Enough?

In a neighborhood full of speciality bars, Little Dipper lacks a single superlative quality.

06/02/2014 By Timothy Faust

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Ainslea Wolfe of Warren's Inn

"The rules are a little different at Warren’s," but you already knew that.

05/16/2014 By Alice Alsup

Bayou City Brawlers

The Sports Event to Attend This Weekend: Houston Roller Derby

Forget about the Astros versus the White Sox, and check out The Brawlers versus the Psych Ward Sirens.

05/15/2014 By Sydney Lopez

Real Estate

Where to Live Now: The 25 Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014

Presenting our annual guide to the 25 best neighborhoods of the moment—plus, what you get for your money in different parts of town.

04/03/2014 By Peter Holley, John Lomax, and Katharine Shilcutt

Closing Time

Say Adios to El Gran Malo This Sunday

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.

02/21/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Salad Bars

Salatas Sprouting Up All Over

Born in the Houston tunnels, this upscale salad bar is growing fast.

02/14/2014 By Robb Walsh

The Main Drag

New Kids on the Block Party

Downtown block party this Sunday spotlights a revitalized stretch of Main Street.

01/17/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

HOUSTON HISTORY

Behold: The Oldest Photo of Houston

An 1856 snapshot of 300 Main Street captures a doomed streetscape, but the block has made several comebacks since.

01/14/2014 By John Lomax

Tourist In Your Own City

Bayou Views: ArCH Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou

What would Houston be without Buffalo Bayou? Find out on Saturday.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Edible Architecture

5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off Bakes Off This Saturday

These aren't your standard-issue gingerbread houses.

12/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Charity

Giving Thanks by Giving Back at The Beacon

The Beacon feeds hundreds of Houston's homeless each day—but only with your help.

11/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Charity

Two Tasty Ways to Help Typhoon Victims

Two upcoming food-focused events will benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

11/14/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Breakfast Beat

The Barnaby's Where You Don't Have to Wait In Line

Barnaby's downtown location can't be beat for weekend breakfast.

10/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt