Park Life

A Big, Beautiful, Totally Redesigned Levy Park Is Now Open

A new playground and performance pavilion join the dog park and community gardens that have made Levy Park a neighborhood favorite.

02/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Birthday Beers

Hay Merchant Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary Thursday

The Montrose beer bar celebrates its birthday with special prices on taps and rare beers from the cellar.

02/22/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Editor's Picks

The Montrose Must-Eat List

From neighborhood fixtures to hot new spots, Houston's dining district is more vital than ever.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

Second Time's Also the Charm at Arthur Ave and Pepper Twins

How do the upscale Italian joint and the restaurant bringing Szechuan food to River Oaks compare to their successful predecessors?

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

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

Tourtière Time

Riel's Menu Isn't Manitoban and Ukrainian, But It Still Sounds Mighty Fine

Asian influences are prominent on the newly solidified menu.

01/10/2017 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

Essay

Botti, the Philosopher King of Montrose

The epicenter of Greek culture in Houston is found at a Shell station in Montrose.

12/07/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Editor's Picks

The 10 Best Spots to Chow Down on Chinese Dumplings

And we’re not just talking about places in Chinatown’s Dumpling Corridor…

11/21/2016 By Alice Levitt

Sweet Treats

4 of Houston's Best Holiday Cookies

One writer's quest for the most satisfying cookie in the Bayou City.

11/17/2016 By Beth Levine

Chirashi & Champon

Zen Japanese Izakaya Brings a Taste of Japan to Montrose

The city's newest izakaya is the real deal.

11/11/2016 By Alice Levitt

Art News

The Rothko Chapel Is Getting a Facelift

A New York City firm is heading up renovations to the de Menils' landmark sanctuary.

11/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Halloween

Sugar Rush: Vampire's Delight at SweetCup Gelato

How do grown-up sweet lovers celebrate Halloween? With a garlic-flavored dessert.

10/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Where Have All the Dive Bars Gone?

Charting the demise of the Inner Loop dive bar, an increasingly endangered species

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

Hidden Houston

Courtland Place: Going Behind the Gates

How one Montrose neighborhood conserved its century-old charms

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

On The Town

At the Menil Collection, the Beat Goes On

Seldom-seen counterculture art takes the overdue spotlight in Holy Barbarians.

10/24/2016 By Steve Jansen

Store Report

Where to Find Timeless Style: Cheeky Vintage

It's not just a vintage shop, it's a magical fashion history tour.

10/24/2016 By Holly Beretto

French Kiss

First Bite: Café Azur

Modern French cuisine has taken over the former Brasserie Max & Julie's space on Montrose Boulevard.

10/14/2016 By Alice Levitt

RIP Old Montrose

Is This the End for Texas Junk Company?

The beloved Houston boot institution has been asked to vacate its Montrose location.

09/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen