Houston Monthly (H|M) is not a Best of list, nor should it be considered a list of essential things to do in Houston. H|M is list of activities, should you choose to do them, I feel will contribute to making Houston a better place.
Houstonians, natives and transplants alike, take Houston for granted. While many will can agree to what makes Houston a great city, the fact remains most of us simply don’t do those things on a regular basis. It’s not that we’re too busy, it’s just Houston’s sprawl creates an out of sight, out of mind mentality.
H|M aims to reduce the clutter, and put certain activities ahead of others in the minds of Houstonians. The choices on this list will range from old favorites to things you may never have tried before. The list will evolve, and I will eventually include a list of criteria to encourage more recommendations.
In the meantime, get out there and make Houston better one activity, one month at a time.
Buy a Six Pack of Saint Arnold Beer
Saint Arnold Brewing Company was founded in Houston in 1994. They are as passionate about Houston as they are about their beers. Whether you’re chasing the latest Divine Reserve, or sampling the amazing recipes at One Pot Showdown, drinking a Saint Arnold beer is drinking the City of Houston.
I prefer Fancy Lawnmower as my every day brew, and Summer Pils during the, well, summer! Regardless of your personal preference, a Saint Arnold beer should replace any domestic six pack in your fridge.
See a movie at Landmark River Oaks Theatre
The Landmark River Oaks Theatre is the last great movie house in Houston. Not only will you be supporting a local landmark, you’ll get the opportunity to see a couple of Oscar caliber films BEFORE they’re nominated for Best Picture.