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The Hit List: Power Hours
Robin Sussman | June 20, 2014

1. Bradley’s Fine Diner (191 Heights Blvd., 832.831.5939) just rolled out a summer happy hour menu with gently priced diner fare to nibble with your tipple. Fun choices, all under $7, include popcorn...

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The Hit List: Sizzling Summer Nights
The Editors | June 12, 2014

1. June means Pride for Houston’s gay community—and for anyone who loves a parade! The city’s second largest...

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The Hit List: Wining & Dining Dad
Robin Barr Sussman | June 5, 2014

1. Awarded a coveted spot on Esquire’s list of Top 20 Steaks in America, the signature wood-grilled beef tenderloin seasoned with chimichurri at Churrascos (947 N...

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Simplifying Chic
John DeMers | Photography by Debora Smail | June 5, 2014

When the owners of Philippe Restaurant + Bar parted company last fall with the restaurant’s high-profile namesake chef Philippe Schmit, they suddenly had almost as many new options as he did. They could pretend nothing...

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20 Unique Ways to Spend Your Summer Nights
The Editors | June 5, 2014

1. Fly High
Summer nights are taking off. Literally. Helicopter Services (Hooks Airport, 19931 Stuebner Airline Rd., 281.370.4354) has pre-packaged date nights that...

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Green House Effect
Chris Kelly | June 5, 2014

“I want to change the way people live,” says the tall, fit entrepreneur Jeff Kaplan, 35, as he looks around his 5-year-old store, which is expanding this month. New Living showcases organic furniture with a cozy mod feel, handcrafted by local...

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Rock Steady
Anetta Nowosielska | June 5, 2014

John Varvatos’ rock ’n’ roll influences have never gone unnoticed, and the man’s love for the genre has been on proud display throughout all of his retail efforts since he first came on the scene years ago—perhaps never more so than...

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Evan Wetmore | June 4, 2014


Hotel Icon, 11th floor

A night of thunderstorms may have spoiled a good night’s sleep for Adam Nolley, an information-technology professional who was in town from Ohio for the...

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Batter Up!
Ray Dennison | June 3, 2014

Of all the new faces on the famously beleaguered Houston Astros’ roster, Dexter Fowler may be the one to watch. Fresh from the Colorado Rockies, the 28-year-old centerfielder was traded back in December, and since then, he’s been preparing to bring the heat to...

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Wild at Heart
Nate Chapnick | June 3, 2014

As is the case with nearly all Lamborghinis, the replacement for the hugely successful Gallardo draws its name, Huracán, from the world of bullfighting. Known for legendary defiance, Huracán was a Spanish bull propelled to fame after an undefeated run in Alicante in...

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The Manor Reborn
Patti Dickey | June 3, 2014

As a longtime fan of Downton Abbey and anything Masterpiece Theatre, I eagerly anticipate visiting Ballyfin, a destination resort in County Laois, Ireland. Located about 60...

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Andrew Myers | June 2, 2014

“Let’s get in our comfies!” declares Shailene Woodley at the end of her extensive five-hour photo shoot. The 22-year-old actress, who stars as the teenage cancer-patient protagonist in this month’s The Fault in Our Stars (based on the best...

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