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Where to Find the Most Legit Surf and Skate Shop in Houston: Surfhouse

“I have a lot of guys who come in and say, ‘You put my skateboard together when I as 12. Now I want you to put my son's skateboard together.’”

09/05/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Real Estate

New Gated Community Looks to Make Modern Architecture Affordable

This "Oak Forest–adjacent" development is targeting those who want a little more space but need easy access to the city.

06/15/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Meet the Neighbors

Our 10 Favorite Places to Live in Houston for 2017

These neighborhood stewards told us why they’ve chosen to put down roots where they did.

03/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian Photography by Jack Thompson, Max Burkhalter, and Michael Paulsen

Spotted

There Are Bald Eagles in Houston?

As crazy as it may sound, the majestic bird of prey is fairly common in these parts.

01/14/2017 By Jeff Balke

Beefing Up

The New Union Kitchen on Ella Means Better Burgers for the GOOF

The latest link in the Gr8 Plate Hospitality chain opened last week.

10/28/2016 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

Partys & Rec

Get Out: It's Bayou Greenway Day

This Saturday, take part in the second annual celebration of our city's hard-working parks and rec organizations.

03/25/2016 By Leah Rose

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Po-Boys and Picnics at T.C. Jester Park

One of the city's prettiest parks offers everything you could want in one, convenient location.

03/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mellow Yellow

Tex-Mex Tuesday: Juanita's Restaurant & Cantina

Cochinita pibil and queso puffs are together at last in Oak Forest.

03/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best Bars 2016

Where to Drink Right Now in Garden Oaks and Oak Forest

Including the best bar for your two- and four-legged children.

02/01/2016 By Jeff Balke

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Sept. 19-25

Two new barbecue joints bring two new beginnings for two talented pitmasters.

09/25/2015 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: August 15-21

Second locations for favorites old and new

08/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Status Report

A New Menu from a Top Chef Isn't All That's Changed at Plonk

Chef Casey Thompson is shaking things up at the Oak Forest wine bar.

05/19/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

RIP

Ron Roznovsky, Beloved Purveyor of Burgers, Passes Away

The owner of Roznovsky's Hamburgers died Sunday at the age of 63.

02/10/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Jan 9-16

When one Berryhill closes, another opens.

01/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Now Open

First Look at Lillo & Ella

Roost owner Kevin Naderi opens a brand-new restaurant with a brand-new vibe (and a brand-new bar).

05/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

First Look at Kevin Naderi's New Lillo & Ella

Roost owner Kevin Naderi opens a brand-new restaurant with a brand-new vibe.

05/29/2014

New Blood

First Look at Lillo & Ella's Menus

Chef Kevin Naderi opens his second concept on Ella Blvd., and yes—there's cauliflower.

05/16/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Generous Helpings

Is Oak Forest the Friendliest Neighborhood in Houston?

To hear residents tell it, theirs is the suburb that gives and gives.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax