Collected by Jamie Smith
Photographer713 Studio, 2500 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
If you want to be pleasantly overwhelmed by gigantic sculptures, then you should definitely come to Houston, Texas, to check out David Adickes' amazing work. Adickes, a Texan artist and sculptor, created 43 Presidential busts along with a series...
222 Malone St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
Driving down the street in Houston, I literally have to screech to a halt. I am late for a date to meet a cousin I haven't seen in years, but I am temporarily distracted by a glowing red light and the sound of a 'singing house.' Or a really big...
2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, USA
This Tex-Mex restaurant claims to have launched the national fajita craze in 1973, when "Mama Ninfa first stuffed chargrilled sliced beef into a handmade flour tortilla." It must have been love at first sight for Houstonians, because this place...
3004 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003, USA
Check out the Moon Tower Inn if you are feeling adventurous. This place is a bit remote, on the outskirts of downtown, but they serve outstanding gourmet hot dogs (yes, gourmet hot dogs) made from animals ranging from wild boar to elk and...
2752 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77027, USA
This farmers market on Eastside St is open year-round, rain-or-shine from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. You'll find the usual spread of local produce, artisan goods, plants and flowers, and several stands...
1835 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Chocoholics beware: this place is ridiculously decadent. There are three distinct sections of treats between the Willy Wonka-purple walls—candy, ice cream, and baked desserts—all house-made, all chocolatey. You're bound to need...
2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092, USA
Founded in 2011, this craft brewery's local following is growing fast. Don't be put off by the short drive outside the 610 loop and slightly bleak surroundings—the $7 tours (4 beer samples included) are well worth it. Tours run Monday and Friday...
2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Waterwall Park is known for a giant, semi-circular fountain that sits at the base of the iconic Williams Tower (formerly the Transco Tower). There is a long open field in front of the fountain surrounded by live oaks—perfect for bringing...
Clear Lake, Houston, TX, USA
I landed in Houston, Texas, on a balmy Saturday afternoon. Friendly faces greeted me and handshakes followed. I was there on business for 5 days. On my day off, I planned a trip to the Johnson Space Center and bought my tickets online. I marveled...
9348 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036, USA
Here you'll find very authentic Sichuan-style Chinese food in the heart of Houston's sprawling Asian community. The chef is a Sichuan native who's not bashful about his use of the region's distinct peppercorns and chili oil. Mala seems to be the...
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