Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Dives in the Heights

Starting with the best bar for pretending the new Heights ever happened.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

News

New Restaurant to Replace the Brewpub Originally Slated for the Heights

In place of the planned brewpub, look for Ritual—a restaurant and tap room—to debut this March.

01/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cup of Jolt

Revival Market Introduces a New Vietnamese Iced Coffee

All the caffeine, half the jaw-aching sweetness, thanks to a secret ingredient.

01/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Black Swan: Houston's First and Only Donation-Based Yoga Studio

This studio aims to make yoga accessible and affordable.

01/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt With Jenn Nguyen

Dessert First

Happy Hour of the Week: Red Dessert Dive

Chocolate cake and discounted wine are what happy hour dreams are made of.

01/14/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Let's Taco 'Bout It

Meatless Monday: Tacos A Go-Go

Substitute Mexican tater tots for beef at this Tex-Mex taco spot.

01/11/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Gone Too Soon

Houston Loses Two Favorite Spots for Beer and Candy

Baker St. Pub in Rice Village and the Heights Candy Bar are closing their doors for good.

01/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

The Master Takes Charge at Tortas El Angel

Three different types of pork (and beef) in one sandwich in the Heights.

01/05/2016 By Alice Levitt

Space City

East Meets Garden Oaks

Incorporating traditional Japanese architectural elements, one couple builds a house that stands out, but still fits in.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Divya Pande

#SLGT

The Taste of Heights Honey

Is the loss of a sense of place worth the cost of mass production?

12/28/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Upscale on a Budget

First Bite: Prix-Fixe Lunch at Durham House

Three courses of excellence for $25 at the former Woodrows Heights.

12/17/2015 By Alice Levitt

Seafood Score

First Bite: Bernadine's

Gulf seafood is the star at the newest Heights eatery from the Treadsack group.

12/10/2015 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Carnitas at Azteca Taqueria

A Heights taco truck has a way with tender pork.

12/08/2015 By Alice Levitt

Retail

Fly High Little Bunny Soars Again in the Heights

It's the return of Houston's funkiest jewelry collection, plus global treasures and a new mascot named Gatorzilla.

12/07/2015 By Beth Levine

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Mole and More at Puebla's Mexican Kitchen & Bakery

Meet the Mexican café of your dreams, in plain sight in the Heights.

11/24/2015 By Alice Levitt

Sheer Heart Attack

Fried Day: Lee's Fried Chicken and Donuts

Kick off your weekend binging with poultry and pastries in the Heights.

11/20/2015 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Crossing Over: Southern Goods and Brick & Mortar Kitchen

We visit two new foodie destinations, unlikely only at first glance.

11/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Oct. 17-23

Settle in; there's a lot of interesting new ground to cover this week.

10/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

Bernie's Burger Bus Commutes to Katy

The popular Bellaire burger joint opens a second location at LaCenterra.

10/20/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Higher Grounds

Drink Coffee, Do Good

A new coffee shop in the Heights helps support victims of human trafficking.

10/16/2015 By Andrea Siso