Houston was founded by land speculators on August 30th, 1836 at the confluence of White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou. After briefly serving as the capital of the Republic in the late 1830s, Houston grew into a regional trading center for the remainder of the 19th century. For almost four decades now The Houstonian has been humbled to share the name of our beloved city as we sit along the banks of Buffalo Bayou where it all began.
Over the years, Houston has welcomed those who have traveled across our southern and eastern borders, bringing diverse cultures and traditions that have helped shape and evolve our city into what it is today. Houston, a multicultural town where differences are embraced and celebrated, is a true melting pot of colorful and creative people.
Whether we’re boiling crawfish, roasting pork, or grilling steaks over an open fire, Houston absolutely has it all. Join us as we share our passion for regional cuisine from our neighbors to the north, south, and east.