Houston—which welcomed around 100,000 new residents in 2019—has emerged as one of the most diverse cities in the American South. It also boasts a plethora of exciting dining options, including Musaafer, which offers a menu inspired by two chefs’ 100-day journey through India. Downtown, POST Houston, a concert venue, food and market hall, and work space, will open in a former post office this fall. Meanwhile, Late August, a highly anticipated restaurant led by Top Chef finalist Dawn Burrell, will soon open in the city’s new innovation district. Nearby, further cultivating the city’s creativity, is Project Row Houses, a community-­based arts organization that restored a group of row houses to provide art studios and exhibition spaces for local artists and affordable housing for young mothers. —Kayla Stewart

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