Papa John's International Inc.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Anthony Calleo of Pi Pizza Truck

    NEWS UPDATE: at 9:15 am this morning, Anthony Calleo has announced that Sandy Witch, his second food endeavor located inside of Grand Prize Bar, has closed. This closely followed an announcement on their Facebook page of a collaborative brunch with Bernie's Burger Bus. The brunch was to be on August ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Anthony Calleo of Pi Pizza Truck

    Anthony Calleo is as colorful as the Pi Pizza monster logo on the side of his truck, from his heavily tattooed arms to the words he chooses. He has a reputation for being frank and passionate about his food. We met Calleo for his interview at the Houston Food Park in EaDo, where Pi Pizza and a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    La Fresca Pizza: Please Become a Chain

    La Fresca makes a worthy American-style pizza.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    BATTLE-DRINK, SUPER BOWL: Manning, Sherman, and Weed! OH MY!

    Well, it finally happened! After a week's worth of exhaustively discussing the Seahawks depth on defense, Peyton Manning's wobbly spirals, and Marshawn Lynch's reluctance to use his words, we finally got a nice, juicy hooker story to spice up Super Bowl week! Granted, no NFL players were involved ... More >>

  • Film

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Top 5 Cheese Pizzas To Try in Houston

    These days, the phrase "plain cheese pizza" is a bit of an oxymoron since enterprising chefs keep upping the ante in terms of creatives takes on the traditional pie. Houston pizza purveyors have followed suite; here are five innovative pies to try in Houston just in time for National Cheese Pizza D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Sweating Out Big Sean's Swampy Cricket Wireless Block Party

    What do you get when you mix a mad amount of humidity, random thundershowers, and a rapper who shows up two hours late for his own event? Big Sean's Block Party Thursday at the Cricket Wireless store near 290 and Mangum, that's what. The Detroit-based rapper has been celebrating the dropping of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Dwight Watch 2013: Is Today D-Day for Dwight Howard?

    The Rockets have set their roster for this year's summer league games -- minus one Royce White, #BeWell -- and now they wait on the biggest move of their offseason. According to reports, Dwight Howard is taking it easy in Aspen, Colorado and may be targeting today to make his decision about what tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Pizaro's Puts Artistry Into Its Napoletana-Style Pizzas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Special Delivery: 5 Artists Who Could Be the Future Face of Pizza Boxes

    Recently my partner in crime and I decided to have a pizza night. This is pretty typical for us, but what wasn't typical was the question Papa John's asked me while I was ordering: would I like to add a copy of Taylor Swift's new album Red to my order for only $13? I said no -- who pays $13 for CDs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    More Than 40 Food Vendors Will Feed Your Face at iFest

    I love iFest so much, I typically go on both weekends of the festival each year. This time around, I'll be missing the second weekend of the International Festival in favor of appearing in a bright blue bridesmaid's dress at a mansion in Las Vegas (HOLLA), but you lucky people will still be able to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Big Changes For Montrose? Block With That Half-Price Books Strip Center Is For Sale

    The real-estate gurus at Swamplot took note of an interesting listing among commercial real estate properties: The block of land at Montrose and Westheimer that contains the strip center with Half-Price Books.. The listing by HFF says the 2.86-acre plot, which includes the entire block, "represents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Baseballs, Wieners and Ketchup

    Spring training is just around the corner. The players are oiling up their gloves, creasing their brims and preparing to chew, spit and rearrange themselves through another 162 games. I love baseball. I don't care that it is the slowest and most idiosyncratic of all professional sports. The on ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    At Least Two Injured as Truck Makes Unscheduled Delivery to Heights-Area Papa John's

    Photos by John Nova Lomax​This is the scene of a two-vehicle, one-Papa John's accident at the corner of West 11th and Durham today at about 1:30. According to a witness on the scene, the driver of the HVAC truck ran a red light, smashed into the Hyundai pictured and then careened into the piz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Want to see someone carve Prince William's face in this cheese? Of course you do.​Yes, it's Easter weekend, which means -- for some of you -- an extra day off and making extravagant dining plans for Sunday which involve uncomfortable clothing and your aunt who wears too much perfume. If you do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Notes from an Obscure Car Chase

    Tased and confused on West 11th.​So last night I am cycling home, listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast about the Red Army's sacking of Berlin. As I pedal up North Shepherd near the 11th Street Kroger, Carlin regaling me with tale after tale of unspeakable Red Army atrocities, a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Pink Papa

    ​I wish I liked Pink's Pizza more than I do. Everybody tells me how great it is. Heck, when it first opened, I told other people how great it was. I think it was just excitement at having a new pizza delivery place at hand that wasn't Papa John's. Then it hit me; in many ways, Pink's is Papa J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Judge Denies Trae's Injunction Request Against The Box

    ​Simply put, the task before Trae seems illogical. No hip-hop artist has ever walked into a courtroom and essentially forced a radio station to play their music. Then again, no other hip-hop artist has a day named after him in his own city. Interestingly, it was the unfortunate events that occurre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    4/20 Food: Crap You Only Eat When Stoned

    Photo courtesy of www.planetdan.netGiant Sno Ball: every stoner's dream come trueThere are many great and glorious foodstuffs in the world, foodstuffs that are widely acclaimed and highly prized: caviar, bacon, oysters, cheeseburgers, foie gras and fiddlehead ferns.  And then there are those th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks' Worst Life Series

    So I've totally gotten sucked into the new Oprah and her Best Life series which aired last week and is all about, well, living your best life as Oprah thinks you should. Every day last week she focused on a different issue: money, body, sex, etc. with the goal being to help her viewers reach the ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    College Bowl Season: Previews By A Real Expert

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    College Bowl Season: Previews By A Real Expert

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Static on the Dial

    Shady ethics and racism behind the scenes at Clear Channel radio? That's what ex-employee June Garcia Sherman is claiming in a lawsuit

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    If Six Were Nine

    The Chron cooks the books for a circulation boast

  • Dining

    May 24, 2001

    The Things We Still Carry

    Vietnamese food served with a side of fresh perspectives

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Pie in the Sky

    A competitor's overcooked claims can't knock a feisty newcomer out of downtown's pizza wars

  • Dining

    July 13, 2000

    The Food Chain

    Meals on Montrose

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Bullets After Brunch

    Marc Kajs repeatedly asked the police for protection. They said theycouldn't do anything until his stalker physically harmed him. Eight bulletslater it was too late.

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Nice Girls With Guns

    Kingwood High friends say the girls were "Sweet." Adults say "Well-Mannered." Cops say "armed robbers."