New Kid on the Block

A First Look at Izakaya

It's not a traditional izakaya, and the Midtown restaurant is better for it.

08/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

IN and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: July 25-31

Of Chinatown changes and Midtown makeovers

07/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

Izakaya Moves Into Midtown

There's more to Japanese food than sushi—and there's more to this izakaya than beer and grilled meats.

07/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

The most useful spot in Midtown offers an equally useful daily happy hour.

07/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Weights + Measures

An impressive selection of dirt-cheap draft beers is only the beginning at this Midtown hot spot.

07/02/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pop-up Chefs

Celebrate Out of the Box: Glitter Karaoke

Experience a pop-up dinner at Glitter Karaoke and celebrate one of Houston's most talented underground chefs.

07/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Eat Drink Play

Celebrate Out of the Box: Game Dates

These hot Houston bars invite guests to enjoy fun and games over cocktails and craft beers.

06/22/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Extreme Sweets

Extreme Eats: The Couch Potato Cookie at Fluff Bake Bar

This hot new Midtown bakery satisfies more than just your sweet tooth with wine, beer and an extreme cookie concoction.

06/05/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Drink It Up

Drink Your Way Across America at Spare Key

A new list boasting a classic cocktail from each of the 50 states—plus Washington, DC—challenges even the most devoted drinker.

06/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

Sweetening the Deal: Fluff Bake Bar Opens May 28

Houston's infamous Sugar Hooker, pastry chef Rebecca Masson, is opening her long-awaited bakery next week.

05/20/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Berry Season

Star Ingredient of the Season: Blueberries

Spare Key offers a chic, laid-back bar scene and a seasonal blueberry cocktail meant to be sipped and savored.

05/18/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Extreme Eats

Extreme Eats: The Morning After at Cook & Collins

Taking chili-cheese fries to the extreme with a cooked egg and sliced steak as toppings

05/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: April 18-24

This week: Now we're just naming bars after stuff we found in our junk drawers.

04/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

Weights + Measures Makes the Case for Vertical Integration

With four concepts under one roof—restaurant, bar, coffee shop, bakery—this ambitious Midtown undertaking is nothing if not bold.

03/30/2015 By Scott Vogel

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: March 14-20

A raft of new restaurants is making the most of Midtown.

03/20/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art & Design

Mapped: Contemporary Jewelry Evokes the Landscape of Houston

Works on display at Houston Community College's Central Art Gallery were inspired by the Bayou City.

03/09/2015 By Brittanie Shey

Meatless Monday

Eat This Now: Mushroom Toast at Weights + Measures

This far-from-basic breakfast demands your attention.

03/02/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking, Not Driving

Going Car-less for a Night: A Bar Crawl on the Metro

A guide to getting lit up on the light rail

01/29/2015 By Emma Hurt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Jan 17-23

Two Houstonia favorites call it quits and one old favorite gets a facelift.

01/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eggstrordinary

Eat This: Panko-Fried Egg at The Fish

Yes, we're recommending something that's not sushi at a sushi restaurant.

01/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt