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  • Brunch of the Month: Poitin
    December 9, 2018
    Tucked away in Sawyer Yards is Poitín , a bar and restaurant from Ian Tucker that bears its namesake with an Irish spirit that predates whiskey. It may be a little ironic that a bar named after what some nickname “Irish moonshine,” specializes in down-home Southern classics with a twist. And, with all the winks to alcohol, it’s no surprise this dining hotspot is a perfect brunch choice, not only because the food menu is outstanding, but the drink menu is just as...
  • Downtown Holiday Art Experiences
    December 4, 2018
    In recent years downtown has built up it’s reputation as a place to have interesting and unusual art experiences. Most of these experiences have been centered around Discovery Green , the large family-friendly oasis in downtown's Avenida Houston district. This month the fun continues with some truly unique experiences that are only here for a short time - but a good time. Loop is probably the most exciting. Located on Avenida Houston, this free, family-friendly installation features...
  • Holiday Traditions - Theatre, Music, Culture in Hou Credit: Louis Amal on Unsplash
    December 4, 2018
    Whether your idea of holiday traditions include family or chosen family, tamales or baked ham, Houston offers some of the best events to make memories with loved ones this season. live music December 7th at Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center, The Houston Latin American Philharmonic presents its annual concert, Latin Christmas . In typical Houstonian fashion, The Houston Latin American Philharmonic is the only professional orchestra in the United States that presents programs of traditional
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Out on the H-Town Credit: priscilla du preez
    November 15, 2018
    Author: Andrea Slaydon Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Many Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little, too. Read on for our favorite “Houston Style” Thanksgiving to-go menus and make sure to order fast; some places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. MAKE IT EASY Houston’s New York-style deli Kenny &...
  • Houston's Not-So-Typical Museums Credit: Unsplash Tony Reid
    November 13, 2018
    The very center of Houston’s cultural heart is its Museum District with an official association of 19 institutions celebrating art, history, culture, and science. Known for its rich diversity, Houston’s unique collection of museums reflects its notorious melting pot status. Fine art museums are often the more prominent attractions, but with everything from a bicycle museum to an original 1940s art deco aviation museum , Houston’s colorful variety of institutions off the...
  • Vocal Local: Kris Banks Credit: Kris Banks
    November 12, 2018
    The midterm elections on November 6, 2018 marked the end of one political cycle for the country and the start of a new political cycle for the city of Houston. 2019 will be the year that Houstonians get to select their leaders and Kris Banks is an LGBTQ leader who works closely with our current mayor, so he expects this year will be busier than usual. Banks, 38, is the Special Assistant on Government Relations for Mayor Sylvester Turner. In this role he works with elected officials and the
  • Friendsgiving in Houston Credit: Chris Lawton
    November 7, 2018
    Disproportionately, LGBTQ folks can end up lonely on holidays because their family isn’t supportive of their status. Some people don’t have the luxury of coming out to family, and some just aren’t there yet. Some have lost their parents and feel alone on family-centered holidays. Even with healthy family relationships, great distances and hectic schedules can still keep you from the family dinner table. Chosen families are a matter of queer survival, and no better place...
  • Brunch of the Month: Vibrant
    November 5, 2018
    Just one trip to this Montrose breakfast and lunch eatery and you’ll know why its name is Vibrant . The plates are colorful, artistic and ready for their Instagram close up. It comes as no surprise that Vibrant is the lovechild of former Museum of Fine Arts Houston curatorial assistant Kelly Barnhart, who injects the Houston culinary world with the same holistic and self-care philosophy she has adhered to for years. Vibrant is not just about the food, it’s aim is to promote a...
  • Election Day in H-Town Credit: Unsplash
    November 1, 2018
    Although it isn’t officially a national holiday, Election Day is always an important part of our democracy. Houstonians can usually expect to rock the vote a few times a year. The 2018 election gives us the opportunity to cast our ballot in several important races but in order to do that you need to know where to go and when you need to get there. Texas is a largely non-voting state, meaning that the large majority of people eligible to vote do not. Of course some people make a conscious
  • QOTV: Queer Out The Vote Credit: Unsplash
    October 30, 2018
    Halloween may be one of the scariest holidays of the year but one of the scariest facts about the state of Texas is that we are dead last when it comes to voter turnout. That means that the percentage of people eligible to vote versus the number of people who vote is lower than every other state. When you don’t turn out to vote you don’t get candidates that represent our interests. Elections aren’t only every four years when we decide on a President. They actually take place...
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