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We Heart Mom!
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 17, 2015

1. Still a Houston fave for alfresco brunch and celebrations, back-yard casual Backstreet Café (1103 S. Shepherd Dr., 713.521.2239) proffers a special 3-course menu...

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The Hit List: Groom Service
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 13, 2015

1. Have a complimentary beer or whiskey at the men-only Boardroom Salon (187 Heights Blvd., 713.880.3235) during the Presidential...

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Top-Shelf Style
By Heather Staible | April 8, 2015

Ed Hertel’s Scotch collection has come a long way since its plastic-bins-in-a-storage-space days. The 300 bottles of rare, special-edition Scotch are now a centerpiece in the Galleria-area home energy-exec Hertel shares with his sweet-natured wife...

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“Lovers” in the Limelight
By Ray Dennison | April 8, 2015

This month’s Dance Salad Festival features eight U.S. premieres and brings dancers from across the globe, but Houston Ballet principal dancers Connor Walsh and Melody Mennite might...

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Block Party
By Evan Wetmore | April 8, 2015

The original BLVD Place development on Post Oak bowed in 2009 to great foodie fanfare, with the reopening of RDG + Bar Annie and, later, the now-shuttered Philippe restaurant. BLVD Place Phase II, anchored by a massive and innovative new Whole Foods—there...

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Best in Class
By Nate Chapnick | April 7, 2015

Exotic Beauty: 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin’s flagship supercar, the Vanquish, is a whole new animal for 2015. A revised 6.0-liter V12 engine puts out 568 horsepower, making this the most powerful GT production engine in...

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Modern Masters
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | April 6, 2015

Like all the best people from places with history, culture and beauty, chef Luis Roger of Barcelona talks less about how talented he is—and more about how lucky he has been. With Houston abuzz over his restaurant dishing up...

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Men of Style
By Ray Dennison, with reporting by Daniel Renfrow | April 6, 2015

TASEER BADAR
The Mogul on the Move
Although he splits most of his time between Houston and New York, wealth-management guru Taseer Badar, 41, has a chic approach to style...

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Minor Problems
By Daniel Renfrow | April 6, 2015

Although Omar Pereney has spent nearly half his life cooking in professional kitchens, the Venezuelan celebrity chef isn’t even old enough to try the wine at his new Peska Seafood Culture (1700 Post Oak Blvd.) in Uptown’s BLVD Place. The irony...

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Hit List: Earth Tones
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 3, 2015

1. The menu at Brenner’s on the Bayou (1 Birdsall St., 713.868.4444) includes wines from several sustainable vineyards....

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The Well-Mannered West
By Marie Look | April 1, 2015

Forget the wild, untamed Western territory. Celebrities, snowbirds and tranquility-seekers now flock to the Valley of the Sun to immerse themselves in the area’s natural beauty, luxurious resorts and spas, posh shopping, fine local...

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H-Town Funk
By Dan Oko | March 30, 2015

World domination takes time.

This is as true in today’s music industry as it is anywhere. But you don’t need to tell that to Kam Franklin, the charismatic, talented 26-year-old lead singer of the Suffers, a band that’s been rocking Houston...

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