Arturo Boada

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    October 17, 2014

    Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in Houston

    National Pasta Day is today -- a reminder, if not an incentive, for for pasta lovers all around town to indulge. Houston has many excellent restaurants where one can celebrate. For a taste of stellar house-made pappardelle bolognese, Best of Houston Italian Restaurant winner Ciao Bello is the pla ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Italian Restaurants

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're continuing to round up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories. Bon ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    The Five Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Hurricane Meals, Fun Run with Beer & More

    Houston Press Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4-10 p.m. 1001 Austin It's time for another Houston Press Hoppy Hour at MKT Bar. Come over right after work to get your weekend started and enjoy the Sack 'Em Football Sundays food menu from MKT Bar, along with special craft beer pairings from Buffalo Bay ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Chefs to Demonstrate How to Cook During a Disaster with Ready Houston

    The city of Houston discovered fairly quickly after Hurricane Ike hit five years ago that it wasn't adequately prepared for a natural disaster of that magnitude. In the years since, the city has taken steps to make sure it's never caught unprepared again, including creating Ready Houston, an organiz ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

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    May 16, 2013

    The Pho-ndamentals

    A beginner's guide to Vietnamese cuisine.

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    May 9, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Bistros

    How do you define a bistro? If you're going to stick to the traditional Parisian definition, a bistro (or bistrot) is a small, tidy restaurant that serves inexpensive wine and simple dishes in a modest price range. Those dishes are traditionally French "comfort food" recipes like coq au vin, boeuf ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

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    December 24, 2012

    All 52 Restaurant Reviews of 2012, Broken Down and Mapped Out

    View 2012 Restaurant Reviews in a larger map. In 2012, I reviewed 50 restaurants. Jeremy Parzen and Mai Pham graciously stepped in when I went on vacation two weeks, filling in for me and each writing a full restaurant review of their own. Together, the three of us wrote one restaurant review for e ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 pizzas.

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    October 5, 2012

    10 Dishes We're Excited About on Houston Restaurants' New Fall Menus

    Roost Bistro is one of the restaurants with an exciting fall menu. Fall means looking forward to more than just oyster season, chili cook-offs and pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. It means that plenty of our favorite restaurants (and, yes, bars too) across the city are issuing new seasonal menus ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Earlier ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 11, Camarones Henesy en Hamaca at Arturo Boada Cuisine

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Handicapping Houston Restaurant Week: Your Guide to the Best Deals and Meals

    UPDATE: In grand Houston Restaurant Weeks tradition (which used to be just "Houston Restaurant Week," no plural at the end), HRW has been extended once again this year. The month-long dining-for-charity eatstravaganza will run through Labor Day weekend. The last day to get your $20 lunches and $35 d ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Aquiles en Houston in Real Life at La Fisheria

    Houston has hosted its share of reality television shows, from Animal Cops (which I can't bear to watch even a single episode of) to the currently-filming Mother of the Bride. And we've also seen shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Eat St. and Meat & Potatoes come through to film our restaura ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 22, 2012

    He's Still Got It

    Arturo Boada is turning out lovely pizzas and tapas at his namesake Memorial Villages restaurant.

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    March 1, 2012

    A Carnivore's Paradise

    Bring your own wine, order the parrillada and enjoy a civil bacchanalia at Pampa Grill.

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    February 10, 2012

    La Fisheria Opens Tomorrow as Houston Welcomes a Mexican Celebrity Chef to the City

    Most Americans wouldn't know chef Aquiles Chávez if they saw him on the street, even with his trademark handlebar mustache and Jack Sparrow-style dreadlocks tucked under a straw hat. But ask anyone in Latin America about Chávez and they'll immediately grin and say, "El hombre con el bigote!" as t ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.​After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: February 2011

    A plate of nigirizushi at Blue Fish.​As we showed you in our sneak peek earlier this week, The Blue Fish is now open at Bayou Place downtown. The Dallas-based sushi bar will also open a second Houston location in a few months next door to benjy's on Washington Avenue., where a new build-out is ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Mamma Mia

    Sonia's ravioli stuffed with chicken and mushrooms at Arturo's.

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    October 20, 2005
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    October 21, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    September 25, 2003

    Best Tuna This Side of the Atlantic

    Solero's yellowfin tuna Mediterranean

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    March 28, 2002

    The Great Restaurant Sale

    Detoured downtown becomes a buyer's market

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    June 14, 2001

    Run Out on a Rail

    Metro's light-rail construction has some businesses already pulling out of the station

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    May 24, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Solero's Berryrita

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    December 7, 2000

    Today's Horoscope

    You'll meet a creative Aries who will shake up your traditional ideas

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    May 13, 1999

    Promising Patios

    Restaurants heed the call of the great outdoors

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    July 2, 1998

    Eats for the Beach

    Sabroso Grill offers tastes from the tropics

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    May 7, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    May 15, 1997

    To the Tapas

    At Solero, small things add up to quite a lot

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    July 6, 1995

    Pasta Tense

    A tale of twin take-outs that were (almost) family

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    March 16, 1995
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    December 1, 1994

    Pub Grub? No Flub

    The hometown entry in the Richmond brewpub battle fights with good food