The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Culture and Quirk of Midtown

Where you'll find free museums, abundant theaters, eccentric boutiques, the best breakfast around, and live music around every corner.

06/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Super Bowl LI

Houston Bcycle Offering Free One-Hour Rides for Week of Super Bowl LI

Visitors can enjoy 10 days of free rides, thanks to BBVA Compass.

01/26/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Lazy Sunday

The Prix-Fixe Brunch at Holley's Is Your Key to Sunday Success

From biscuits to bread pudding (with filet and foie gras in between), the Midtown favorite scores big.

01/16/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

The 10 Hottest Pho Shops

Get your slurp on at these authentic Vietnamese soup spots.

12/30/2016 By Mai Pham

Tune In

International Voices Houston Presents a Multicultural Holiday Concert

Performers from 30 countries celebrate the season with This Shining Night.

12/06/2016 By Mellanie Perez

Essay

Smith's Opticians, a True Houston Treasure

If the eyes are the window to the soul, there's no more soulful place to frame them than Philip Brown's store in Midtown.

11/01/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Hidden Houston

No Zoning? No Problem!

Our four favorite examples of what happens when you take a no-holds-barred approach to development

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 3 Can't-Miss Meals in Midtown

It's not just nightlife that this neighborhood does right: Shipley Do-Nut bread pudding, anyone?

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Bar Games

The Life-Size Hungry Hungry Hippo Game at Irish Cowboy Means Your Thursday Night Is Planned

Strap on a bungee cord and win $300 for your friends.

09/12/2016 By Mellanie Perez

#IGHouston

Take a Tour of Houston's 5 Best Paint Walls and Graffiti Murals

Show your friends on summer vacation what they're missing back home in Houston.

07/20/2016 By Paulina Lelo de Larrea

#TacoMohawk

Tex-Mex Tuesday: Stoked Tacos & Tequila

Locavore tacos are just part of the fun at the new Midtown eatery.

06/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Certifiable Quality

Is Charivari Home to the Most Underrated Fine Dining in Houston?

Chef Johan Schuster doesn't get much press, but that doesn't mean his cuisine isn't some of the city's best.

06/16/2016 By Mai Pham

Editor’s Note

Have You Ever Pulled Up To a Restaurant on a Boat?

If you live in Midtown, Clear Lake may seem like another country. But we promise you: It’s not as far as you think.

05/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Up in Smoke

First Bite: Midtown BBQ

Is the new 'cue joint on Bagby just the first in a long line?

05/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Visual Art

Artist Nicolas Russell Brings Bold Work to ARKA Living

The exhibit features various paintings that combine a mix of bright colors and simplistic shapes.

05/13/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Second Chance

First Bite: Tarakaan 2.0

With a new chef, the clubby Midtown spot is now more serious about food than ever.

05/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best Neighborhoods 2020

Houston’s Hottest-of-the-Hot Neighborhoods of 2016

We picked 10 areas that are already nailing this whole quality-of-life thing.

03/31/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Carbo Loading

Celebrate Leap Year with All-You-Can-Eat Gnocchi at Piola

Forget binge-watching; spend today binge-eating gnocchi at this Midtown favorite.

02/24/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Happy Hour Holley-day

Happy Hour of the Week: Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Fried oysters, Thai curry mussels, and so much more for under $10 during happy hour in the oyster bar.

02/11/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Cheers!

Celebrate 360 Days of Weights & Measures This Week

An 80s dance party, Valentine's dinner for two, and free donuts are all part of the Midtown restaurant's anniversary celebration.

02/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt