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

Downtown Drinking

Reserve 101's New Menu Ups the Bar Food Ante

A short but sweet list of flatbreads and bar snacks raises Reserve 101's game.

10/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

Ridin' Dirty Slideshow

The things I've seen on my bike the last few months.

10/03/2013

Downtown Dining

Goro & Gun and a Thriving Downtown Dining Scene

Goro & Gun is one of many bars and restaurants packing in the crowds as downtown comes alive at night.

09/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

All Good Things

ICYMI: Watch the Downtown Macy’s Implosion

In the dawn of Sunday morning, an era came to an end.

09/22/2013 By Dan Derozier

Civic Treasures

Houston's Top 10 Public Sculptures

A completely objective guide to the city's best public art

08/01/2013

Downtown Dining

Fusion Taco Forces Me to Admit I Was Wrong

Revenge is a dish best served delicious.

07/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Setting the Bar

A chat with Carolyn Wenglar, dowager queen of Houston nightlife.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Festival

Party to a Brazilian Beat at iFest

The annual Houston International Festival kicks off this weekend downtown

04/19/2013 By Eric Harrison

Chef hats and cooking class

Uno, Due, Tre, Quattro! Buon Appetito!

Quattro Restaurant chef Maurizio Ferrarese schools us on pasta-making

04/15/2013 By Rachelle Dazile

Restaurant Openings

A Sunny Afternoon Lunch at Batanga

A new tapas restaurants opens downtown.

04/03/2013 By Phaedra Cook