The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Doing Downtown Right

Drink, dance and dine your way across downtown, then burn it off the next day with bikes, bowling and bridge poses in the park.

06/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Grazing

Skip the Entrée—These Starters and Sides Are Some of Houston's Best

From mashed potatoes to candied bacon, these small plates will assure you're too full for the main course.

04/28/2017 By Beth Levine

Get Out

The Top 5 Spots to Watch the Chevron Houston Marathon (and Where to Eat When You're Done)

The 45th annual race takes to Houston's streets this Sunday—and so should you.

01/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt With Amber Tong

Get Out

Where Can You Kayak and Ice Skate with Santa in One Place?

Discovery Green, of course.

12/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rebel Rebel

Don’t Miss This David Bowie Karaoke Tribute

Belt out your favorite Bowie ballads this Friday at MKT Bar.

08/04/2016 By Kyndall Krist

On the Rocks

It's Mocktail Mania at Downtown's MKT Bar

Phoenicia Specialty Foods' bar has 11 new cocktails—all of which can be made sans booze.

06/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Downtown Dives

Including the best bar for pretending “new” downtown never happened.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: MKT Bar at Phoenicia

A lively scene, cheap drinks, great groceries and some of the city's best musical talent—all under one roof

04/30/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt