Houston hotels number into the hundreds, from the affordable motels to the luxury high rises. They vary in style and character to as much as the neighborhoods do. Here are some of the notable hotels in Houston for visitors of Space City. (Photo: Hotel Sorella)
It is both a blessing and a curse that there are so many happy hours in Houston. Drink deals between 4pm-7pm are pretty much a given at all bars these days, but asking some tough questions (?How can I work a cheap dinner out of this?? and ?Where do all the babes hang out??) helps with the narrowing down process. We'll keep updating this list of some of the more worthwhile happy hours in Houston.
Astronomical prices and questionable quality put eating and drinking during a Houston Astros game into serious question--but we've found some restaurants and bars near Minute Maid Park to set things right for you. Many downtown restaurants close down after lunch, but the remaining choices aren't all that bad. We've found excellent Vietnamese, sliders and beer specials within a stone's throw from the park.
Legally dry in some patches, there aren't as many bars in the Heights as the neighborhood's effortlessly cool rep might make you think. (Washington Avenue is the exception and its dozens of bars belong in their own category.) But simply by being so few and far between, these bars almost automatically earn hidden gem status and are held close to the hearts of the locals. Take a tour of these generally laid-back and welcoming watering holes. (Photo: Cedar Creek)
It's important to start the day off right, whether that means a power jam with the shower radio or the best Houston breakfast. And being as diverse as it is, Space City has tons of options--country, fancy, Tex-Mex and Cantonese--for the most important meal of the day. So however you take it, it's here for the scarfing. (Photo: Catfish and grits at the Breakfast Klub)
Mostly national chains or younger siblings to Inner Loop originals, restaurants in Sugar Land don't necessarily inspire confidence in serious eaters. But contrary to popular belief, there is good food to be found in this Houston suburb, including a bounty of ethnic chow. Follow our lead to some of our Sugar Land favorites. (Photo: Cafe India)
Even though we eat and drink out a lot, we're still all about the Benjamins--saving them, that is--and that's where all the restaurant deals in Houston come in. What makes our juicy burgers, perfectly seared salmon and upscale decorative foams all the better is knowing that we saved a buck. Gourmet restaurants are especially interested in cutting a deal these days, but see for yourself with some of Houston's best meal deals. (Photo: guacamole at Yelapa)
You know it's important to get the kids out of the house (and out of your hair), but what are the best kid-friendly activities in Houston? There happens to be plenty of stuff geared toward the tykes and we rounded up some ideas to enhance both body and mind?can't let the Baby Mozart go to waste.
It is hot--we know it and can't help repeating it--and it sent us on a mission to scope out the best frozen desserts in Houston. Year after year, as summer bears down on us, we have to deal with our sweaty legs sticking to the car seat, slumping over at the bar before happy hour is even over and being too weak to chew our food. Well, not this year! We're fighting back with frozen treats. Whether you plan on drinking them or merely holding them to your sunburned bosom, here are our picks for the best cool-down desserts in Houston. (Photo: Flickr/theogeo)
When it comes to the best French fries in Houston, everyone has their own preferences, from steak or skinny to seasoned or veggie. But it's an indisputable fact that no matter how you take them, French fries can make or break a meal, whether they're paired with a plain ol? hot dog or topped in truffle oil. Here are some of our top picks in the city. (Photo: avlxyz)