Best Bars 2016

The Midtown Must-Drink List

Including the best bar for joining the circus.

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Pho Shizzle

Meatless Monday: Saigon House

Midtown's newest Vietnamese concept offers a build-your-own spring roll and Banh mi bar.

02/01/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Eat. Drink. Relax.

Celebrate Out of the Box: Hammocks, Beer, Pizza

Anything is game in the hammock grove at Axelrad Beer Garden.

01/21/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Shop Local

Where to Indulge Your Inner Pin-Up Cowgirl: My Flaming Heart

This mid-Main boutique draws an uncommon crowd by mixing vintage fashion and timeless art.

01/19/2016 By Beth Levine

Cocktails

A Toast to the Nifty Fifty

At Midtown bar Spare Key, there’s a drink—and a story—for every state.

01/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pastry Perfection

Houston Chef Pens New Book For Pastry Enthusiasts

Russell van Kraayenburg guides aspiring bakers in the ways of Making Dough.

12/29/2015 By Emily Oberton

Just Desserts

Where to Find Food & Wine's Favorite Cupcake in Houston

It's not a cupcake; it's a Cup|Cake—and it's only at Fluff Bake Bar.

12/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Other Mediterranean Kebab

Turkish Fish Salad? It's Better Than It Sounds

At Dögarz Döner, a salad stands up to the classic kebab.

12/02/2015 By Joanna O'Leary

Historic Meals

Celebrate a Culinary Grande Dame at Brennan's

Feast on Commander's Palace classics in honor of haute-Creole matriarch Ella Brennan's 90th birthday.

11/19/2015 By Alice Levitt

Deals

Beyond the Bento Box: Power Lunch at Izakaya

Be a lady (or gentleman) who lunches with the newest mid-day meal deal in Midtown.

11/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rise & Shine

Rico's Is Making Mornings Better This Week

The new restaurant kiosk in Midtown is offering a $5 breakfast taco deal all week long.

11/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless in midtown

Meatless Monday: Oporto Fooding House & Wine

The menu at this Midtown hot spot is loaded with tasty tapas of the vegetarian variety.

11/02/2015 By Megha Tejpal

It's a Pawty

Eat & Drink For a Cause: Paws & Prosecco

The Dogwood hosts animal rescue fundraiser November 8, and humans are welcome.

10/19/2015 By Megha Tejpal

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Oct. 10-16

Is this burger chain worth the wait?

10/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Two tropical treats for the first week of October.

10/02/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fall Back

Celebrate Out of the Box: Autumn in Houston

There's no better place to celebrate fall's return than on a pretty patio with a Texas craft beer.

09/30/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Best New Restaurants 2015

A Midtown Restaurant Crawl

Midtown makes its mark.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

There's a New Place in Town for Puffy Tacos

Tacos a Go-Go ditches the tortas and tamales in favor of a brand-new, taco-centric menu.

09/22/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Sept. 12-18

When one Asian fusion door closes, another Asian fusion door opens.

09/18/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Kid-Friendly

Back to School Blues: 5 End-of-Summer Treats for Your Kids

Only adults are ready for the summer to end.

08/10/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt