From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're covering an Italian classic: puttanesca sauce. Said to have originated in Naples (likely in the mid 20th centu ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jo Bird is a violist from ... More >>
You'll feel like you're playing a game of pizza roulette.
"VPN Americas is the American Delegation of the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, an international non-profit organization founded in the mid 1980's by a group of Neapolitan pizzaiolis (pizza makers) seeking to cultivate the culinary art of making Neapolitan pizza. On June 1984, the association wa ... More >>
It's not by design, but the fifth installment of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival is so packed with music-oriented films, both narrative and documentary, that it makes a pretty damn good music festival all by itself -- complete with several live performances. Pairing music with films has always bee ... More >>
It's Thursday evening at Camerata, the new wine bar adjacent to Paulie's, and Felipe Riccio, a young chef who works behind the bar, has just poured me a sample of a Gravner wine from Italy. After he provides a comprehensive description of the wine, including how it's made and some of the complexitie ... More >>
The proof is in the pies at Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana, where dough is tossed in the air and comes to earth in heavenly fashion.
In this week's cafe review of Memorial-area Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana, we take a look at the artistry pizzaiolo (and owner) Bill Hutchison puts into every pie he makes. Part of that aesthetic emphasis is a product of the type of pizzas Hutchison makes at his restaurant: Pizza Napoletana, a style of ... More >>
A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.
Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana 14028 Memorial Drive 713-855-0085 www.pizarospizza.com This is the first of a three-part Chef Chat series. Look for parts two and three in this same space Thursday and Friday. Tucked away in the back of a nondescript strip mall at Memorial and Kirkwood is a tiny little ho ... More >>
The setup: They're not called soap operas for nothing. For decades these overripe melodramas may have been steady fare on daytime TV, but they can definitely trace their parentage back to the Romantic opera houses of Italy, with the bel canto ("beautiful singing") works of Bellini, Donizetti and Ro ... More >>
Above: "Pizza al Trancio" (Pizza by the Slice) in Rome, paired with Coca Cola. Here in the U.S., we don't think of it as an "odd pair." But in Italy, homeland of pizza and a country where wine is considered an essential element of healthy dining, pizza and wine are rarely if ever paired. Do ... More >>
Who can resist classic, homemade spaghetti and meatballs? Even the most snooty Italophiles among us, those who turn their noses up at blasphemous Italian-American cuisine citing the god of Authenticity, are easily corrupted when it comes to this dish, which evokes a cinematically rich swath o ... More >>
Robert Logan: Meth and a Bible.Robert Keith Logan was one of the more unusual suspects the Titus County drug cops had ever snared in one of their Northeast Texas buy-busts. "Sometimes people don't look the way you think they would look if they're selling dope," Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingra ... More >>
Yesterday we asked Chef Michael Kramer at The Tasting Room's Uptown Park location about his personal food and wine pairing suggestions. Today we get the inside scoop on The Tasting Room's new CityCentre location, set to open on February 16. Eating Our Words: Michael, you became the executi ... More >>
Everybody likes free, right?
Romano's Italian Restaurant