La Fresca makes a worthy American-style pizza.
Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
Aah, the holidays. Time for roasted turkey and jingle bells and homemade pies and sriracha candy canes and...wait, what? We're pretty horrified about some of the limited-edition holiday products that have hit the shelves (remember Jones Soda's 2004 Turkey & Gravy Soda, anyone?). But do you know wh ... More >>
Cheese-stuffed crust is nothing new. Pizza Hut introduced the original stuffed-crust pizza way back in 1995, and since then the food giant has experimented with different iterations of the stuffed crust, bewildering chefs and foodies and sending potheads into fits of glee. Then came the "ultimate ... More >>
A few bad apples spoil the bunch. For the last three weeks, as a collective fan base, Houston Texan fans have been labeled as a bunch of delusional, intrusive, bloodthirsty animals. And why? Because a few idiots burned a Matt Schaub jersey, a couple kids put a FOR SALE sign in his yard, and finally ... More >>
There are some ideas that, no matter how good they sound initially, maybe don't turn out so well. Face tattoos. Juice cleanses. Raw seafood from a movie theater. Fortunately, though many people have gone through with their ill-advised plans to tattoo tribal prints across their foreheads, a heroic ... More >>
Rodrigo y Gabriela House of Blues July 21, 2013 I've never been huge on the metal genre, always appreciative of what those musicians do, but never adapting my ears to the music's volume and intensity. Strap two acoustic guitars on some serious metal players, though, and the story changes. Rodrigo ... More >>
Much like a quarterback going back and looking at game film, I like to end the week by going back and reading what I wrote, seeing what I did wrong and where I might be able to improve. It's the blogger's version of Gary Kubiak's "I gotta go back and look at the film...get that corrected...and we ... More >>
Photo by BPhotography_Welcome to my nightmare.The list of things I'd prefer to do instead of grocery shopping is long and ends with stuff like "moonwalk naked over hot coals" and "chew pink fiberglass-flavored Bubblicious." My son, the social conscience of our family, never fails to remind how luc ... More >>
I'm going to guess the average Hot Topic shopper doesn't know who Joan Jett is. In fact, they may think she was a fictional character created for that Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart. They may, however, know all about her Blackheart brand, because Jett alleges in a new lawsuit that Hot Topic has ... More >>
Normally, when two or more businesses operate out of the same location, it would be expected that they share some commonality that makes putting them both there logical. Getting Kentucky Fried chicken is great, sure, but what if your kids want pizza and your stoned buddy wants Taco Bell? Voilà! The ... More >>
I have no objection to a clever and useful portmanteau. Tween, hazmat and Spanglish come to mind, not to mention less obvious ones embedded in everyday parlance such as dumbfound (dumb confound) and goodbye (God be(with) ye). In the food world, however, there are many, many portmanteaux that a ... More >>
So often while watching Mad Men I am completely gobsmacked by the way things used to be in the olden times. I mean, wow -- smoking while you're pregnant? Referring to pot as grass? Crazy pants. I thought had seen it all until season 6, episode four ("The Collaborators") when Don gets stoned and tel ... More >>
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 few years ago, after years of conducting its annual draft over an entire Saturday and Sunday, the NFL moved the event into primetime on Thursday night. Well, more clearly, they moved the first round (naturally, the most watched round) to primetime on Thursday night. The second and third rounds we ... More >>
A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.
Two of the last shows I have covered for Rocks Off, Elton John and George Strait, had set lists full of classic songs that I have been humming and tapping my toes to since I can remember. With careers with such longevity, both artists have touched generations, with their music getting passed on to t ... More >>
Responsible drinking is important. It's imperative to always have a designated driver, know when you've had a few too many and make sure you're at a bar that bakes a good pizza to soak up that premium booze. Fortunately, crave-worthy post-drink pies abound in this city. And although the line betwe ... More >>
Hey, another somewhat scientific survey that includes Houston!! Let's dig in!! In this case, a website no one has ever heard of called Nerd Wallet has put together various stats to determine which American cities are the best places to live in for single men and single women. You're a single dude ... More >>
A few weeks ago I wrote about the horrors of a limited-release Pizza Hut perfume, which then had me thinking about my days working at a Pizza Hut kiosk when I was in college. Inside one of the dining halls was a Pizza Hut Express, where we cranked out personal pizzas (and regular sized special order ... More >>
I was scrolling through Twitter last night when three words struck terror in my heart: Pizza Hut Perfume. I'm not sure if this offends me more as a pizza lover or a perfume lover, but I am definitely offended. Look, I love the smell of pizza (though not, particularly, Pizza Hut); and I love a good ... More >>
Remember the McGangbang? Yeah, we brought it up again -- sorry! But it got us thinking: Surely there have to be other "secret menu" items lurking out there, just waiting to be discovered. And because we live in a sick, sick world, there are. So we dug them up for you, because we're just as sick. Ch ... More >>
Scene: KFC International Food Testing HQ "So what you're telling me, Colonel, is that I can only get these creamy, delicious, bacon and herb stuffed taters...when I go to Japan? Japan!! Is that what you're telling me!??! Cue sound effects: multiple explosions followed by a quick sword fight and t ... More >>
"Just. Can't." So went fellow EOW blogger Christina Uticone's response to my post about the exclusive release of Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza in the UK, Pizza Hut's latest creation. She wasn't alone, either. But apparently, according to a press contact at Pizza Hut, "American pizza fans are furiou ... More >>
"I don't want to cook." "Well, I don't want to spend any money." "Fine. Then throw one of those frozen pizzas in and let's watch Game of Thrones and get it over with." This is the conversation that happened in my house on Easter. My girlfriend and I were tired from an entire day of family intera ... More >>
Well, damn, I should have waited to blog about five British food traditions to embrace, because clearly a front-runner has emerged. Eh, perhaps not. For some inscrutable reason, Pizza Hut has chosen to offer its new Pizza Hut hot dog-stuffed crust pizza exclusively in the UK. Aren't British people ... More >>
This week, I paid a visit to a sometime overlooked stop among Market Square bar-crawlers: the tailor and watering hole-in-one, Char Bar (pronounced "sh" as in champagne). Maybe people are confused by the signs, as one reads "Duke of Hollywood Tailors" and another "Char Bar." So which is it? It's bo ... More >>
"Boiled animal bones and hide, colored with garish chemicals, served with fruit," wrote food blogger Dr. Ricky on Twitter yesterday. "Oh, you like your Jell-O don't you?" When deconstructed in this way, a simple childhood dessert like Jell-O suddenly sounds rather vulgar and disgusting. And that wa ... More >>
In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>
On TV, even a small French child is good at separating Oreos. As a little kid, I liked to eat my cereal in a clear bowl with bright-white milk with the box placed next to my bowl facing outward toward an imaginary audience. Just like in the commercials. For whatever reason, I found replicating tho ... More >>
Photo by Kevin ShalinSimone on Sunset's Smoked Duck PizzaPicking 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 >>
Often times in our young adult lives, we come across a roommate who initially seems like a good match. They're capable of paying their rent on time and seem nice enough, so the possibility of your living arrangements blossoming into a sitcom looks fair. Then in a month's time, the Friends r ... More >>
Last week, we showed you how Google has been actively tracking food and drink trends since at least 2004 and how 2010 was the year of pizza (at least according to your search patterns and the number of times people have Googled "Pizza Hut"). But that's not the only thing that Google Insight lets you ... More >>
Google, you clever bastards. Making me hungry for Thanksgiving dinner all over again in December.On a particularly creepy episode of Conspiracy Theory -- yes, the one with Governor Jesse Ventura and the Blond Ponytail of Better Days -- a cornered spokesperson for a government Fusion Center to ... More >>
Health inspectors found some truly big-ticket offenders this week, and we bring them to you now on Health Department Roundup. At Pho 21 (11005 Fuqua), a complaint led to an October 25 visit that found a hearty 14 violations, among them that some food was not safe for human consumption or was ... More >>
Can UH resurrect its basketball glory days?
If your regular food selections are leaving you feeling less than thin and sexy in this unrelenting heat, you're not the only one. Summer months generally mean less clothing which in turn means more exposed skin which means we better actually give some thought to what we're putting in our mou ... More >>
Pizzeria Taqueria (807 Telephone Road, 713-921-9250) is tucked behind a Jack in the Box, in a nondescript building with a red roof. When we walked in, we felt a little awkward -- the only other people there were making out in the middle of the dining area. The menu was written in Sharpie o ... More >>
The latest space shuttle mission opens up a new, bold era in NASA history -- the desperate attempt to remain hip and relevant and therefore worthy of federal budget dollars.Commentators have pointed out how the agency seems to be embracing pop culture, but it seems to be getting to the point ... More >>
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 >>
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Kingwood High friends say the girls were "Sweet." Adults say "Well-Mannered." Cops say "armed robbers."