Best Restaurants 2017

Houston's 10 Best New Restaurants

Not surprisingly in a town known as Mutt City, it’s an eclectic bunch.

08/21/2017 By Alice Levitt Photography by Cooper + Ricca

Texas Beaches

South Padre Island Is the Perfect Family Getaway—11 Months of the Year

Padre’s waters are the closest to blue in all of Texas, its sands closest to white.

06/14/2017 By John Lomax

Texas Beaches

Port Aransas: The Classic Seaside Town That Takes All Comers

And with more hotel rooms than residents, there’s something for every budget in this quirky coastal village.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley

Ice House

At Darlene's Shrimp Shack, Fried Shrimp Doesn't Get Any Fresher—No, Really

This food truck takes being a farm water-to-table restaurant quite literally.

05/25/2017 By Robb Walsh

Tex-Mex Guide

Tex-Mex City: Eating Across Houston the Texican Way

Overwhelmed by your options? Houstonia is here to help.

05/04/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Editor's Picks

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Houstonian Way with Margaritas y Mariscos

These three Mexican seafood dishes will make May 5 a proper celebration.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

The Crawfish Guide

Houston’s Top 10 Cajun Crawfish Joints

For when you want dive into a pound or eight of old-school Cajun mudbugs.

02/20/2017 By Robb Walsh

The Crawfish Guide

The 10 Best Places to Get Viet-Cajun Crawfish in Houston

Viet-Cajun crawfish has become the new standard in the Bayou City, and these are the top spots to dig in.

02/20/2017 By Mai Pham

The Crawfish Guide

Wait, When Is Crawfish Season Again?

Thanks to crawfish farming, you can get fresh bugs from January to August.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

How Houston Took the Louisiana Crawfish Tradition and Made It Our Own

Cajun crawfish didn’t take off in the Bayou City until 1976, but Houstonians' appetite for crawfish has exploded since then.

02/20/2017 By Robb Walsh

It's Mudbug Time

Where to Eat Crawfish in Houston Right Now

Break out your bibs! It's crawfish season, and it's bigger and better than ever.

02/20/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Getting Stuffed

February 18 is National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day

Yes, apparently that's a thing. And this Saturday, you should take advantage.

02/15/2017 By Victoria Haneveer

Starry Eyed

Food Fight: What's the Difference Between One Michelin Star and Two?

Comparing and contrasting Alice Ristorante and Seta in Milan.

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Gone Fishin'

A Poke Tour of Houston

Suddenly, Mutt City is swimming in Hawaiian fish tartare.

01/31/2017 By Beth Levine

In the Raw

First Bite: Local Foods Downtown

Open just in time for the Super Bowl, this location has a raw bar.

01/26/2017 By Alice Levitt

Happy Hour Guide

Better by the Dozen: The Cheapest (Good) Oysters in Houston

Oysters for a buck or less are one of the greatest Gulf Coast privileges of them all.

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Food Fest

Early-Bird Pricing for the 2017 Gumbo Smackdown Ends Tomorrow

Save $5 on your ticket for Houstonia's fourth annual gumbo festival—our largest to date.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Surf and Turf

The Best Burger at Hopdoddy Burger Bar Contains No Beef

Can't decide between sushi and a burger? Here's the solution.

11/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

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