Drew is a lifelong Houstonian whose three decades there have given him a firsthand view of one of the most rapidly evolving cities in the country. He can be found playing pool at local dives and checking out the newest craft beer spots, but, most important, hanging out in the A/C.
Where I live:
East River, an offshoot of EaDo that’s the next target for development. There’s not much around except for a bunch of budding townhouses, a record store and an outdoor cocktail bar called the New Potato.
Best way to get around the city:
Houston is a city made up of smaller cities. Due to a mishmash of no-parking zones and the perception that cars outnumber people here, it’s best to use a ride-hailing service to get between the happening neighborhoods.
Don’t leave without having:
A rib-eye at any of the bars that hosts a steak night throughout the week — and if you can find where Bryan Hawes of Meat Mojo is cooking, even better.
But the local favorite is really:
Food trucks. Tacos, burgers, fried chicken, pizza, gyros, ice cream; you name it, Houston has a food truck for it, and food truck festivals are attended in droves.
If I moved, I’d most miss:
The variety and quality of some of the best foods from across the world that have found a home here.