They're Back

Harvey Closed Their Doors, But The Cajun Stop Has Bounced Back

The repairs are over and Cajun Stop is ready to serve.

03/26/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

For The Win

Home Teams Dominate at 5th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

A dozen of the area's best faced off in a gumbo showdown, with a pair of Sugar Land spots coming out on top.

01/19/2018 By Cory Garcia

Battle Gumbo

Come Party With Us At Gumbo Smackdown

Your favorite gumbo event of the year returns on January 13.

01/03/2018 By Cory Garcia

Video

Rewind: Houstonia's 4th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

Our 4th annual Gumbo Smackdown was a savory success!

03/14/2017 With Liz Lopez

Slideshow

Houstonia's 4th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

16 of the city’s finest chef’s compete for the title of Best Gumbo!

02/15/2017 With Liz Lopez

The Sweet Taste of Victory

A Sugar Land Stalwart Wins the 4th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

Out of 16 strong contenders, a local favorite defended its home turf over the weekend at Sugar Land Town Square.

02/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fests

Gumbo Smackdown Is Less Than a Week Away

Save $5 on each ticket and buy them before Saturday.

02/06/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fest

Early-Bird Pricing for the 2017 Gumbo Smackdown Ends Tomorrow

Save $5 on your ticket for Houstonia's fourth annual gumbo festival—our largest to date.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Best Coast

The Houstonian’s Essential Guide to Gulf Seafood

From fresh shrimp and oysters to blue crabs and golden tilefish, we have it all here in Houstonia. Here's where to find the best seafood on the best coast.

03/01/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Seafood

Cajun or Creole, Here’s Your Go-to Bowl of Gumbo

Where to find the best bowls of Houston’s favorite seafood stew.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Slideshow

Houstonia's 3rd Annual Gumbo Smackdown

15 restaurants battled it out for best gumbo, but only two came out on top.

02/03/2016 With Jasmine Fuller

The envelope please

Who Won Houstonia's 3rd Annual Gumbo Smackdown? You May (Not) Be Surprised

One of the city's best gumbos proves its mettle even in a blind taste test.

02/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houstonia Events

Video: 2nd Annual Gumbo Smackdown

17 of the best restaurants served up their best gumbo dishes.

12/12/2014 Videography by Ulisses Garcia

The aftermath

Two Surprising Restaurants Take Home Gumbo Smackdown Trophies

A South African spin on a Cajun classic won over our gumbo guests

11/17/2014

Break out the stretchy pants

Get Your Gumbo Smackdown Tickets Now

We're shutting down 5th Street this weekend to bring you gumbo from 17 of Houston's best restaurants.

11/12/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

Houstonia's Inaugural Gumbo Smackdown & Tailgate Party

Five of Houston's best chefs brought their best gumbo—and two claimed gumbo glory.

01/14/2014

Throwing Down

Gumbo Smackdown a Ragin' Cajun Success

Fleming's and Haven brought the big guns for Houstonia's inaugural gumbo smackdown.

01/13/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Smackdown City

Who Makes Houston's Best Gumbo? You Be the Judge

Six of Houston's best chefs compete this Saturday for the best gumbo title.

01/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lunch Spots

First Look at The Heights General Store

The new grocery store/cafe serves gumbo and sandwiches.

12/10/2013 By Robb Walsh