Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Essential 25 Restaurants

Want a crash course on Houston’s food scene? Start here.

08/30/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Imitation Game

Himalaya's Love Affair with Texan and British Fusion: An Appreciation

The popular South Asian restaurant shows off with its weekend specials.

07/25/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Welcomed Invader

Andrew Zimmern Spent the Weekend Filming His Show in Houston

The celebrity chef visited six local restaurants for his Travel Channel show.

07/09/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Editor's Picks

Dig In: The Best Houston Restaurants for Family-Style Dining

You don't have to share your food at these eateries, but you should.

10/30/2017 By Brooke Viggiano

The Crawfish Guide

Our 5 Favorite Crawfish Dishes Around Town

All the crawfish tails you can eat, minus the pesky peeling.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

In Defense of Houston's Strip Malls

Their aesthetic merits are dubious; their environmental impact, baleful. Yet we argue there’s no purer distillation of Houston itself.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 4 Favorite Feasts in Little India

From finger-licking chaat to filling fried chicken, the Mahatma Gandhi District will keep you coming back for more.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: From the Heights to Himalaya

How do you pack up eight years of life in one week?

04/03/2016 By Hala Daher

Where a Kid Can be a Kid

The Iconoclast's Guide to Kid-Friendly Dining

Chuck E. Cheese just isn't for everyone.

11/06/2015 By Nicholas L. Hall

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Pakistan

Desi radio, chaat and, of course, cricket

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Flesh and Bone

Where to Get Your Mutton, Goat and Game

Houston spends three times the national average on these meats.

12/16/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

The 8 Spiciest Spots in Little India

Sweat it out this summer with curry and chaat—plus, beer and wine pairings!

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt