HOUSTON (June 13, 2013)--Development never stops in Houston. Consider this your go-to guide for staying in the know on the nation's fourth largest city.
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Recent Awards and Rankings
Business Insider named Houston the Best City in America.
Houston was awarded Super Bowl LI (2017).
Houston named one of the 10 greenest cities in the U.S. by Causes.com.
Houston named the country's most exciting food city by Tasting Table.
Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America.
Goode Company BBQ named one of America's best BBQ joints in National Geographic Traveler.
Hugo's named one of the best Mexican restaurants in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure.
Justin Vann of PSA Wines (formerly of Oxheart) named one of Food & Wine's 2013 Sommeliers of the Year.
Hamilton Shirts named one of the 25 best menswear shops in the world by GQ.
Elaine Turner named one of Forbes' 40 Tastemakers to Watch in 2013.
Major Revival in Downtown's Historic District - Ongoing
Downtown's Houston Pavilions Entertainment Complex Becomes GreenStreet - Redesign to be Completed by Fall 2013
Princess and Norwegian Cruising into Port of Houston - 2013-2014
Major Developments Underway in Convention Center District - To Be Completed by 2016
METRORail Expansion - To be Completed in 2014
Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park - To Be Completed October 2014
Gorillas of the African Forest at the Houston Zoo - To Open Spring 2015
$58 Million Buffalo Bayou Park Renovation - To be Completed in 2015
The Sam Houston Hotel - Renovation completed June 2013
Hotel Derek - Renovation Completed March 2013
Hotel ICON - Renovation Completed August 2012
The Lancaster Houston Hotel - Renovation to be Completed by August 2013
Westin Downtown - Renovations to be Completed by September 2013
Royal Sonesta - Renovations Completed by Fall 2013
JW Marriott - Opening Spring 2014
Holiday Inn - Opening Mid-2014
SpringHill Suites - Opening Mid-2015
Marriott Marquis - Opening Spring 2016
Eleven XI - Opened May 2013
The Federal Grill - Opened April 2013
Goro & Gun - Opened March 2013
Batanga - Opened March 2013
Camerata at Paulie's - Opening July 2013
The Palm - New National Prototype Opening July 2013
Osteria Mazzantini - Opening August 2013
Coppa Osteria - Opening August 2013
Punk's Simple Southern Food - Opening Fall 2013
Vallone's - Opening Fall 2013
Max's Wine Dive - Opening Fall 2013
Coltivare - Opening September 2013
Caracol - Opening September 2013
Churrascos at The Gateway - Opening December 2013
James Coney Island - Major Changes Throughout 2013
Ancient Hall of Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science - Opened May 2013
The Menil Collection Selects Landscape Architect as Part of Campus Plan - Phase One To Begin Late 2013
Main Street Theater Renovation - To Be Completed Late 2014
Alley Theatre Capital Campaign - Launched April 2013
The MATCH Building $25 Million Community Arts Complex - Opening in 2015
Annie Allbritton Boutique - Opened May 2013
Atrium Ready to Wear - Opened April 2013
Casa de Novia - Opened April 2013
Jonathan Adler - Opened April 2013
D&T Drive Inn - Opened May 2013
8th Wonder Brewery - Opened April 2013
Bad News Bar - Opened March 2013
The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge - Opened March 2013
Local Pour - Opened March 2013
Clutch City Squire - Opened February 2013
The Pastry War - Opening Fall 2013
Trigger Happy - Opening Fall 2013
Julep - Opening Fall 2013
Houston Astros Make Historic Move to American League - April 2013
Houston Texans Digital HD Videoboard - Coming Fall 2013
Indy Racing Returns to Houston - October 2013
B-Cycle Expands Across Central Houston - Ongoing
Nonstop Service Between Houston and Beijing - Service begins July 11, 2013