Carolyn Wenglar

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 7 Downtown Bars

    Life is about perspective and so is Houston's downtown. Perhaps some look at it as a commercial district and once wannabe party king who lost its luster with the emergence of its cousin Midtown. Or you can see it as a beautiful skyline -- the best in Texas -- that's lightly peppered with a magnifice ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    An Historic Night in Houston

    Annise Parker wins the runoff to become Houston's next mayor.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    La Carafe's Planned Beer Garden Stymied By City Hall Snags

    Photo by photine​About three months ago, we reported exciting news for downtown drinkers who also liked to light up. La Carafe was planning to expand into the vacant lot next door. The addition was to be in the form of a beer (and wine) garden.Back in 2008's Best of Houston issue, we awarded the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Coming To La Carafe: More Room To Smoke and Drink

    Photo by photine​In our Best of Houston issue last year, we selected the scant few tables in front of La Carafe as the Best Place to Smoke and Drink in town. We loved the place for its "prime view of the skyline" and the fact that outside speakers allowed patrons to "bathe in the sweet sound ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    City Says Smoking Ban Has Had No Impact On Bars

    Two years ago, Houston City Council approved a smoking ban for local bars. This week, it was announced that the city had spent $12,000 to measure the impact of the ban.Their conclusion? It had no impact on bar sales whatsoever. "It's reassuring that we did the right thing. We protected workers who o ... More >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Travis Street Turnaround

    After the Alamo of the oil bust, this Travis lives to fight another day

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Last Call

    Downtown loses a legendary bartender - and friend

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Art of Raising Hell

    How Rick Lowe fought the power, led the people and came to despair of the younger generation