A native's guide to enjoying the historic Heights by mouth, land and see(ing stuff).
Weekender Guide to The Heights: Rockin' since 1977. Don't believe me? Long before I was seeing ska there in high school or Robert Ellis in young adulthood, my parents saw James Brown on my dad's 30th birthday... in 1984
Weekender Guide to The Heights: Duck inside this eclectic 19th Street boutique — one of the originals — for everything from feather boas to Dia de los Muertos gear to Texas-made salsa. Whatever you pick up, you'll leave like a diva.
Weekender Guide to The Heights: Stop in this lovely 11th Street pastry shop for a slice of cake, a cup of coffee or the equally warm service
Weekender Guide to The Heights: Gelato and café — goes together like peanut butter chunk and chocolate
Weekender Guide to The Heights: There's something innately charming about homes that have been converted to host restaurant-goers like family. That cozy feel extends through the cuisine at Zelko, which specializes in American comfort food — right down to the dessert funnel cake
Places to pretend it's winter: Down House's Isla Toddy comes complete with still-steaming chamomile tea, and they've got a whole winter drink menu that'll convince you your bones need warming
Great relaxed local-owned bar with a good craft beer selection, simple cocktails and old school pac man. What's not to like?
Weekender Guide to The Heights: If the free wifi and relaxed atmosphere of this converted bungalow didn't win you over, the live music and gallery nights will