Holiday weekend

Celebrate Out of the Box: Memorial Day

Whether you choose to "turn up" downtown or "chill out" in the Heights, spend Memorial Day weekend exploring Houston and keeping things tasty.

05/13/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Film

Celebrate Mother's Day Early with a Movie at Market Square Park

Bring a blanket—and a box of Kleenex.

05/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: MKT Bar at Phoenicia

A lively scene, cheap drinks, great groceries and some of the city's best musical talent—all under one roof

04/30/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: April 18-24

This week: Now we're just naming bars after stuff we found in our junk drawers.

04/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alcoholic Politics

Strengthing the Whiskey Garrison

As Reserve 101 opens their specially picked single barrel bourbon, distilled by Garrison Brothers, there is something for all whiskey drinkers to keep in mind.

04/09/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Extreme Eats

Extreme Eats: Ghost Pepper Margarita at El Big Bad

Houston is heating up this spring, but can you handle the heat from one the city's hottest margaritas?

04/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Real Estate 2015

Is Downtown Finally On Its Way Up?

Thanks to a raft of new residential towers, a new urban core is set to emerge from the old in dramatic fashion.

03/30/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Breakfast

Eat This Now: Bananas Foster French Toast at Toasters

You wanted dessert for breakfast, right?

03/18/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Jan 30-Feb 6

Clutch City closes and another Tex-Mex restaurant sets its sights on Houston.

02/06/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking, Not Driving

Going Car-less for a Night: A Bar Crawl on the Metro

A guide to getting lit up on the light rail

01/29/2015 By Emma Hurt

Go Pig or Go Home

Local Chefs to Go Whole Hog at Cochon 555

The national competition makes its first-ever appearance in Houston this weekend.

01/13/2015 By Natalie Harms

On the Table

Review: Can Main Kitchen Redefine Hotel Dining?

The restaurant inside downtown’s brand-new J.W. Marriott dreams big.

01/04/2015 Photography by Scott Vogel

Visual Art

Art Installation to Light Up Discovery Green This Holiday Season

British artist Bruce Munro brings his celebrated Field of Light to Houston.

11/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

Candyland

A Different Type of Lunch Break

Get out of the tunnels and experience food as art.

11/17/2014 By Natalie Harms

Events

Take a Bloody Mary Stroll This Sunday

Sample your way through some of the city's best bloody marys and brunch bites at GreenStreet

10/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Now Open

First Look at Springbok

A new South African "rugby pub" brings boerewors rolls and butterscotch pudding downtown

10/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless Monday

A Lunch Suite at Tout Suite

A first look at EaDo's newest cafe—with much more than just vegetarian offerings

09/22/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: Sep. 13-19

Drinking in high cotton

09/19/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Vegging Out

Meatless Monday: Tofu Tacos at Fusion Taco

Chef David Grossman packs Indian and Japanese flavors into his fusion-style tacos.

09/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: August 23-29

The bar food gods giveth and they taketh away.

08/29/2014 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt