On the Town


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Houston's live theater venues

This week at On The Town Houston, we compiled a list of theater venues around CyFair, The Woodlands, Tomball and Sugar Land, as well as a few of the finest venues the City of Houston has to offer.

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Several new locations have opened along the Washington corridor in Houston, offering a mix of dining, drinking and retail options.

John Rigg

Metro Hotspot: The Washington corridor

Each month at On the Town, we bring you Metro Hotspots—a spotlight on several places to visit in one of the neighborhoods within the Houston Metro area. This month we visited the Washington corridor. more »

Aug 9, 2013 3:00 PM On the Town

Happy Garden offers a clean, modern dining area with booth and table seating as well as a sushi bar.

Shawn Arrajj

Sushi, Chinese and Thai food dished out at new Asian fusion restaurant

Even though Happy Garden just opened in July, the Asian fusion concept restaurant in Copperfield has all the pieces in place for a promising future. more »

Aug 7, 2013 3:00 PM On the Town

Offering a wide away of taco options, Taco USA opened in the Woodlands in February.

Matt Stephens

Childhood friends resurrect extinct taco restaurant chain in The Woodlands

Taco USA opened its doors in the Grogan's Mill Shopping Center in The Woodlands in February, but the history of the restaurant goes back much further than those five months, as The Woodlands eatery resurrected a seemingly extinct restaurant chain. more »

Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM On the Town 1 Comments

Cathie Kayser's works blend an array of artistic styles to show her theme of loss.

Connor Hyde

Local artist depicts works of 'loss' at LSC–CyFair

Local artist Cathie Kayser presents her works at Lone Star College–CyFair's Bosque Gallery through July 23. more »

Jul 18, 2013 3:00 PM On the Town

The first floor patio at Goose's Acre gives diners the chance to relax with a signature cocktail or beer.

Courtesy Goose's Acre

Metro Hotspot: The Woodlands Waterway

Each month at On the Town, we bring you Metro Hotspots—a spotlight on several places to visit in one of the neighborhoods within the Houston Metro area. This month we visited The Woodlands Waterway. more »

Jul 12, 2013 12:00 AM On the Town

Houston charity event benefits local food banks

Restaurants from the greater Houston area are able to promote their menus and provide food for families suffering from hunger. more »

Jul 16, 2013 4:15 PM On the Town

Karen Pol, a resident of the northwest Houston area, picks an LSU Purple fig at Matt Family Orchard.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Summer activities span gardens and orchards in Tomball, Magnolia

There are many family-friendly activities for those wanting to spend time outdoors this summer in Magnolia and Tomball's farms and gardens. more »

Jul 9, 2013 5:30 PM On the Town

Connor Hyde

Sunrise Café a good alternative to drive-thru coffee

New owner Melody Fanous reopened the café in May in partnership with her husband Atef after the couple took over the space formerly known as Jitterbug Café. more »

Jun 26, 2013 3:45 PM On the Town

Ten ways to cool down this summer

With the oppressive Texas heat and humidity already setting in for the summer, the On The Town Houston team has come up with a list of ten things people can do to cool off around The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress and Katy. more »

Jun 14, 2013 5:35 PM On the Town

Santikos Theatres opened The Palladium ATX in Richmond in May. It features a bar, blowing alley and arcade games along with 16 screens.

Connor Hyde

New movie theater, bowling venue open to community

The Palladium was under construction for about two years before it opened to the public May 16. It is the ninth complex to join the San Antonio-based Santikos Theatres chain, which has one other Houston location in Tomball called Silverado. more »

Jun 14, 2013 4:54 PM On the Town 1 Comments

Sweet & Salty in Katy offers a variety of gourmet pastries, including the Strawberry Rosewater Tres Leches cake.

George Mattingly

Sweet & Salty Gourmet Bakery

The sweet aroma of pastries, cakes and breads greet visitors when they walk into Sweet & Salty, which opened at Villagio Shopping Center under new ownership in January. more »

Jun 7, 2013 3:00 PM On the Town

James Delisco will perform along with the Houston Symphony during "The Music of Michael Jackson" June 8.

Courtesy The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Woodlands Pavilion presents 'The Music of Michael Jackson'

Conductor Brent Havens leads the Houston Symphony performance, which features vocals by James Delisco, through a night of music spanning 40 years of Jackson’s career. more »

Jun 4, 2013 12:00 AM On the Town 1 Comments

Luxury car auction set for resort in Montgomery

The Houston Classic Auction features more than 100 cars going on the auction block. more »

Apr 30, 2013 12:00 AM On the Town

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival returns to Old Town Spring

27th annual event features live music, mud bugs and "Duck Dynasty" star more »

Apr 19, 2013 12:00 AM On the Town

Shawn Arrajj

Tomball goes German for annual festival this weekend

In Tomball, the end of March has come to mean one thing: it is time to break out your lederhosen and prepare to eat all the bratwurst you can because the Tomball German Heritage Festival is here. more »

Mar 21, 2013 5:30 PM On the Town

Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers played at the Tomball  Honky Tonk Music Festival Saturday afternoon.

Photo Jackie Brunk

Honky Tonk Festival back in Tomball this weekend

Two new performers and two favorites from a year ago will bring the classic country twang to the Tomball Depot Plaza this Saturday for the 2013 Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival. more »

Mar 15, 2013 4:14 PM On the Town

Last year's exotic races brought nearly 15,000 fans and players to the Sam Houston Race Park.

Courtesy SHRP

Exotic racing comes to Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park is hosting its second annual live exotic races this Saturday. more »

Mar 8, 2013 4:15 PM On the Town

The Margherita flatbread pizza is covered in shredded mozzarella, tomato slices, basil and virgin olive oil.

Carrie Thornton

MidPoint Bar and Eatery owner introduces new concept, menu

There's a new player in the restaurant and bar scene at Westgreen Gardens in the Katy area. MidPoint Bar and Eatery opened earlier this month and offers a full bar and lunch menu. more »

Mar 7, 2013 8:32 PM On the Town

The Avocado, Bacon & Chicken sandwich has proven popular with customers since Southern Comfort Cafe opened in Tomball several weeks ago.

Shawn Arrajj

Southern Comfort comes to Main Street Tomball

When it comes to restaurant names, it doesn't get too much more straightforward than the newest restaurant on Tomball's Main Street. more »

Mar 6, 2013 4:35 PM On the Town

Crawdaddy's Cajun Cafe

Courtesy Crawdaddy's Cajun Cafe

Tandoory Taco

Courtesy Tandoory Taco


Connor Hyde

Farmers Markets

Photo provided by Mike Baxter