While the city's restaurant scene struts its stuff, the cocktail crowd hits its stride
Drink king Bobby Heugel’s downtown spot Tongue-Cut Sparrow, an intimate 25-seat formal cocktail bar inspired by his travels across Japan, is a hidden gem entered by passing through his mezcaleria The Pastry War. “The focus is less on cocktail creation and bartender ego and more on refining every ... More
Here’s what to do when you’re not watching the main event
February 5 marks the second time in 13 years that Houston plays host to the Super Bowl (casual observers may remember the first, in 2004, for Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during halftime). Since then, the city has more than tripled its miles of rail and nearly doubled its hotel ... More
A selection of our favorite stores in the ever-expanding River Oaks District
ChopardAs the multi-use development River Oaks District evolves, stores like Chopard continue to fill the retail powerhouse. “Houston has become an epicenter for luxury,” says Ralph Simons, Chopard’s CEO for North America. “We’re thrilled to launch our first boutique in Texas, and we look forward to welcoming ... More
With cuisine ranging from Thai to Southern comfort, there's something for everyone
In a three-month flurry, the Treadsack team opened as many new restaurants in the Heights. Already known for Down House, D&T Drive Inn and Johnny’s Gold Brick, the prolific group lit up the last quarter with the hip Brit tavern Hunky Dory, helmed by chef Richard Knight; Thai farm-to-table fixture Foreign Correspondents, led by ... More
These boutiques are delivering the latest in western-inspired fashion
Lucchese4051 Westheimer Road
There are more than 100 steps that go into making a custom-designed pair of Lucchese’s boots, but the first step to actually owning a pair is making your way to the Texas-based brand’s new Highland Village store.
Designed by Lucchese co-owner Lyn Muse (also of Lyn Muse Interiors ... More
When Houston gets hot, Houston’s hottest get on a plane—or dive into a pool. If it’s the latter, there's no place cooler than the Museum District’s Hotel ZaZa or The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, a posh private health and fitness club in the Galleria area. While a club ... More
When social obligations spring up and you’re short on time, call on these pros for your every beauty emergency
Not Just Teasing
Looking to create “a new experience in getting your hair done,” 20-something stylists and owners Travis Player and Roi Alan revealed TEASE Color & Style Bar in July. “We wanted a space where you can relax and disconnect from the world while getting beautified,” Player says of the ... More
Alley Theatre 615 Texas Avenue alleytheatre.org Alley is more than just a venue with a stage—it’s a place where artists are encouraged to grow and engage with the greater Houston area. Come for the shows and keep coming back for the sense of Southern community.
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Bottoms up! Check out our favorite places to enjoy a drink
Brooklyn Athletic Club 601 Richmond Avenue thebrooklynathleticclub.com The big draw of this bar is its excellent selection of games. Sip on a cocktail while playing with an oversized set of Jenga or down a beer as you putt on a mini golf green.
Cottonwood 3422 ... More
Here’s a closer look at the hottest spots to get pampered in style
Craft Salon 2307 Dunlavy Street craftsalonhouston.com A one-stop shop for $35 blowouts, braids and other hair and beauty treatments, Cara Crafton’s salon has already become the go-to spot for both visiting out-of-towners like Whitney Port and Houston women who battle humidity on a daily basis.
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