Cover Photo: photo by shreveportbossier/flickr
photo by shreveportbossier/flickr

In Houston’s Diverse Culinary Landscape, Who Cooks, Who Eats, and Who Gets to Stay?

On a fast-growing city, food as culture, and why you can’t talk about Houston’s cuisine without talking about race.

This is Bayou Diaries, a biweekly column by Bryan Washington chronicling his life and history in diverse, expansive Houston. 




Bryan Washington’s debut collection, Lot, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. He has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Vulture, BuzzFeed, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston.