WHAT WE DO


Founded in 2021, HTown Best was meant to fill in a gap. We realized that there wasn’t a designated website for reliable reviews from actual locals about the stuff worth getting or enjoying in Houston.

Houston, we had a problem.

Today, aside from serving up bad puns, we’re your source for real and reliable reviews from locals who can guide you to the very best of the city. We also aim to show fellow locals a whole new side of Houston to make you love it more.

THE HTOWN BEST TEAM

These are the people behind our reviews:


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Liam Brown

Contributing Editor

Liam was actually born in New York but moved to Houston with his parents when he was 6. He’s loved the city ever since he was old enough to boast to old friends that he lives in the Space City itself. Besides being one of our contributing editors, he runs his own digital marketing business and picks up a lot of connections we use when doing research for our reviews.

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Andrew Greene

Staff Writer

Andrew is our resident spreadsheet master, as he has an obsession with doing sheets for just about anything. This is unsurprising given that he functions as a statistician when not writing reviews for us. He does have another side to him, however, which you may be able to see if you find him at one of his volunteer gigs for local food banks.

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Anna Smith

Staff Writer

Anna took up Computer Science in Houston University and is the HTown Best team’s main support person whenever we can’t figure out why our laptops aren’t behaving as we’d like. When she’s not at our offices, she’s at her other job as a data analyst, or perhaps relaxing at home playing the latest AAA game releases.

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Tom Hudson

Staff Writer

Tom has a business degree from Rice University and uses it to evaluate the businesses we see in our reviews. This often makes him one of our most discerning assessors. He does have a softer side to him, however, as he’s also a musician who occasionally plays at some of the local bars.

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Jackie McCall

Staff Writer

Jackie loves trying new things, going shopping, working on her succulent garden, and sipping a cappuccino, not necessarily in that order. She used to work as a sous chef in a local restaurant before realising that the high-pressure environment wasn’t what she wanted. She made the switch to journalism and has been happier ever since. When she’s not at our HQ, she’s often at a cafe with the latest thriller novel.

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How do we make our reviews?


We collect a lot of data before we begin writing our reviews, conducting surveys, investigations, and even test purchases of services. This allows us to get deep insight on the businesses we’re reviewing.

Above all, we look for value for the buyer. We’re big fans of the idea that you should get more for your dollar, whether that’s in terms of up-front quality or better warranties over the long term.

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How do we make money?


HTown Best is reader-supported. This means we may earn commissions on things you buy or sites you visit from our pages.

However, rest assured that we never sell reviews or recommend businesses that we wouldn’t buy from ourselves. We only recommend services we’ve found to be worthy of recommendation.

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