Woodland Heights may not be the fanciest neighborhood in Houston, or the quietest, or the coolest (and it can be a little full of itself), but it’s mine.
It doesn't mean that they're not going to tear it down.
I walked through the front door, or at least I thought it was the front door. I was part way through it, when I turned around to walk back into the parking lot to make sure. It was definitely the front of the building, and this was the only door,
The sneakerhead subculture descended on Houston in November for a major convention, and streetwear company Karmaloop offers an inside look.
Is Charlotte Allen Houston's true founder?
The lessons of a family heirloom.
Even if you’re not staying the night, these five watering holes are worth a visit.
Houston put a man on the moon and performed the first artificial heart transplant. So why can’t it save the Eighth Wonder of the World?
Houston’s Market Square is one of the state’s most historical spots. Lately it’s also one of the hippest places in the country to get a drink.
Houston's Market Square is one of the state's most historic spots. It's also one of the hippest places in the country to get a drink. Here's your curated guide to enjoying urban life inside the Loop.
Voters may have decided that the Astrodome isn't worth saving, but The Architect's Newspaper has published four ideas for what to do with the space.
The one-time Eighth Wonder of the World may soon be a parking lot, but the "yard sale" held by Reliant Park officials brought a lot of nostalgia—and money—out of people who remember its heyday.
Scarborough High School, in Houston, has suffered through a 44-game losing streak dating back to September 2009. The team's seniors could graduate without seeing victory. But the Spartans still rush the field every Friday night, hoping their luck will turn around.
Deadspin's video of two street-fighting bros leads to some downright depressing commentary on the state of Houston.
The International Chefs Congress (ICC) is in its eighth year, but this weekend in New York they hosted their first ever barbecue competition. It was simply called Smoke @ ICC. Ten teams from six states were competing for the grand prize of a trip for four to South
College football predictions—some more serious than others—heading into the first weekend.
Adam Dorris, the chef de cuisine, on the evolution of the Heights neighborhood staple and the difficulties of sourcing locally.
Even if you know where it is, this unassuming storefront in a beige brick strip mall is easy to miss. I almost drove by it even as I stared at the blue dot on my iPhone signaling its location. I’d had eaten some samples from The Brisket House at the
Greg Gatlin is in charge of the smoker, but he also bustles around taking orders and tidying up. So does his mom, who is responsible for the fine bread pudding and other sweets. After a wait—which is often lengthy—you’ll receive plates neatly stacked with precisely sliced meat. In case you’ve
The brawny pork ribs that emerge from the big metal smoker set a standard for the genre. They are massive, pink, and delicious, their meat lightly clinging to the bone until you grab a bite with your teeth and give a light tug. A heavy, salty-peppery crust, without a trace
The days and nights of the hardest-working Nigerian American in Houston hip-hop.
As my son graduates from college, I’m learning to say goodbye to him—again.
Talking with the Houston-born and -raised musician Josh Mease about his new record—and his new alias.
Training the wayward pups of Houston’s rich and famous.
The Armed Citizens Project, a Houston-based nonprofit seeks to provide free firearms for residents of high-crime neighborhoods in an effort to fight crime. Not surprisingly, opinions vary on the programs goals.
Underbelly's chef Chris Shepherd was named one of the ten best new chefs in America.
Bryce Gilmore, of Barley Swine, in Austin, and Chris Shepherd, of Underbelly in Houston, were among the eight Texas chefs, writers, and restaurants nominated for a James Beard Award, the highest honor given in the food world. Garden and Gun magazine recently caught up with the two chefs to
Some Texas cities top the list for the fastest growth rate, others top the list for the greatest number of new residents. The reason behind both? Jobs.
Oxheart, Justin Yu’s 31-seat Houston restaurant, has received an immense amount of praise since opening in March of last year. Bon Appétit, GQ, Texas Monthly, and numerous media outlets have dubbed the vegetable-centric restaurant one of the best in the nation. Naturally when the James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists
Kaeshi Egg recipe from the Pass, in Houston, which was featured as Pat's Pick.
Last Tuesday, the James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, a yearly awards ceremony that honors outstanding restaurants, bars, restaurateurs, chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, and food journalists across the nation.Texas sealed an impressive 25 nominations on the preliminary list, featuring such
The estate sale from the residence of the late Mildred Yount Manion II, an heiress from an "Important Texas Oil Family," proved too hard to resist.
Cove's chef de cuisine talks about the genesis of his newest concept, why Texas raw bars are so few and far between, and how he is utilizing unique ingredients like lionfish to bring new dishes to Houston.
A Houston suburb will impose a "crash tax" on at fault drivers to help cover the cost of emergency response teams.
Underbelly, Oxheart, and Uchi Houston all made two new lists of the best restaurants in America.
"Home run!" Dad said.
At Houston’s theatrical Pass, to dine is to be entertained.
Three of the Top Ten cities for single women are in Texas, according to an online study.
The iconic Houston breakfast spot is a finalist in the Wings & Waffles Showdown featured on Steve Harvey's show.
And the year's best new restaurants are...
The Lone Star state constructed over 36 million square feet of energy-efficient space last year.
Activist Glenda Joe on the immigrant experience in Houston.
When driving down 59 after work you squint at the setting sun that glares redly in your eye, and around you the cars have become an ocean of unmoving metal, come to Hillcroft.Nothing to eat at home except what you might pull out of the freezer. Piles of bills, TV,
Forty years (and more) of the exuberant, eclectic neighborhood where I was born, grew as a writer, and found inspiration for the early pages of this magazine.
Modern Texas, as told through the archives of Texas Monthly.
Why the capital should rightfully be Houston, not Austin.
Thoughts on the gradual march of civility and urban sprawl across the lost frontier.
Looking ahead to our next forty years.
Yesterday, The New York Times featured a story on a new breed of bars popping up around the United States: charitable bars. The newspaper noted that a “new generation of beer halls dedicated to something beyond the cash register is cropping up around the nation and the world, with
In the battle to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison, David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz will go right at each other—emphasis on "right"—on July 31.