Chef Boyardee Foodstuffs

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Top 5 Ravioli To Try in Houston

    Ravioli? Seems so...square. Yes, boring, pedestrian versions abound (thank you, Chef Boyardee). Fortunately, Houston is a bastion of innovative takes on stuffed pasta. Try one of these five standout plates and rethink your stance on ravioli. 5. Veal Ravioli (Arturo's Uptown Italiano). "Earthy" is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013


    When Campbell's announced earlier this summer they were rolling out a new flavor of SpaghettiOs (something they've only done three times in their 50-year history), I was intrigued. At this point in my life, I do not regularly consume canned pasta products, but there was a period (fifth and six grad ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • News

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Michael Don Mitchell, Terrifying-Looking Drifter and Chronic Burglar, Foiled by Love of Chef Boyardee

    A freaky-looking Longview man faces a burglary charge after police found him with a reusable shopping bag, a fleece hoodie, and about $87 he had allegedly taken from a nearby home on Monday. The homeowner told police that the person who had broken in to her house had paused long enough to steal and ... More >>

  • Film

    August 30, 2012

    Indiana Jones and the Perils of Humanistic Decency

    Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Junk Drunk Food Gourmet: Your Guide to Late Night Snacking

    Whilst living the life of a broke-ass college student for what felt (to me) like a gazillion years, my fiancé came up with the idea of Junk Drunk Food Gourmet. Think: your college pantry fancied up in a way only way too many games of survivor flip cup can fashion (the full idea involved an inebriat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    An Afternoon with SEARCH Leads a Writer to Recall His Own Homeless Mother

    As a guest of local homelessness advocates SEARCH, I spent last Friday afternoon pretending to be homeless. Sort of...At any rate, it was a strange afternoon for me as my experience of homelessness is far more up close and personal than that of most people. The afternoon began at the SEARCH facili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    10 Pumpkin Dishes to Try in Houston: #3 Pumpkin Ravioli at Fratelli's

    Pumpkin ravioli.​In 2010, I had a grand ol' time scouring Houston for outstanding pumpkin dishes. One year later I'm older, definitely not wiser, and still in love with orange squash. So from now until Thanksgiving I'll be counting down (again) 10 Pumpkin Dishes to Try in Houston. Forks at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    10 Tips for Eating MREs, from a Pro

    The Beef Ravioli Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) was the best option on my post Hurricane Katrina menu.​Six years ago, citizens of the Gulf Coast were starting to understand the immediate implications of their world post Hurricane Katrina. Power had been out since the storm made landfall, which mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Favorite Three: Pizza Places

    Photo by Kevin ShalinSimone on Sunset's Smoked Duck Pizza​Picking a favorite pizza place is a hot-button topic. Let's see which places showed up on our lists. John Kiely 1. Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca 2. Russo's Coal-Fired New York Pizzeria 3. Pizza Hut John's Take: The worst pizza I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Top 5 Greatest Canned Foods

    Cheeseburger in a can. Yes, it's real. No, it's not on the list.​We had a look at some of the worst canned foods you can buy some time ago, which you might remember in the same way that twitchy guy in the cubicle across from you still remembers having been trapped in a burning car when he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 5 Stinkers

    Just don't get too close.​Maybe you're one of those people known for having offensive breath. Along with coffee, garlic, onions and tuna fish, these five foods may just be the culprits. 5. Chili Cheese Fritos How's a breath that smells like the armpits of a thousand construction workers s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    "Rape Gaze": Worst Genre Name Ever? Not Quite...​Let's take a moment to think about labels and what they mean to us. Why do people feel the need to label things? The obvious answer is: It's the only way we know what stuff is. To anyone who automatically dismisses the very idea of labeling, just imagine what it would b ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Lawn Mower Man

    Kenneth Page followed his peculiar dream from Texas to Florida.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Game Time: Your Texans Playoff Rooting Manifesto, 2009 Edition...Yeah, You Heard Me!!

    ‚ÄčThe internet has been a wonderful invention. It's allowed us to do all of our Christmas shopping in our underwear, go to college in our underwear, hell even go to work in our underwear. Basically, it's allowed us to do a lot of things in our underwear that we never thought possible, including giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    How Not To Blog About Ike

    A Baytown-area teacher is in trouble for a blog she kept about her Ike experience. That "Ike experience" included, as the Baytown Sun reports: ...her love of MREs, her habit of hitting up more than one Place Of Distribution (POD) in trips between Baytown and her Deer Park home, and her enjoyment o ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Life on the Sunny Side

    A lucky few homeless people experience life ten miles out from the Pierce Elevated

  • Dining

    December 9, 2004

    The Next Chef Boyardee

    Wolfgang Puck, creator of Spago in Hollywood, has lost control of his name

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    The Ultimate Makeover

    Modeling agent Page Parkes never wore mascara in high school. But don't let that fool you.