Most people in this country love pizza. On any given day, 13 percent of the country's population eats the tasty Italian culinary treat in one form or another. Despite its European origin, it's difficult to imagine a time when pizza wasn't a major part of the American food scene. Unsurprisingly, piz ... More >>
If you drive past the Barnaby's Cafe on West Gray, you've probably noticed a sign telling you to eat at Luna Pizzeria on Kirby. After reading this sign practically every day, I have developed an undying craving for pizza. So, this past weekend I finally visited Luna, a new concept from the owners of ... More >>
In polling you, dear readers, about your favorite underrated pizzas in town, we received a number of comments that made us say "AMEN," but none quite so much as one from reader PizzaEater: "Pizza is a lot like sex," he/she wrote. "When it's good, it's amazing. When it's bad, well...it's still prett ... More >>
Last week, we talked pizza. No, Houston isn't generally recognized as a great pizza city like New York or Chicago, but your responses to our query about the most underrated pies in town reminded me of just how many pizza joints we have here. You even alerted me to some spots where I can get deep dis ... More >>
Are they still good?
It took a recent trip home to New Jersey to remind me how much I love white pizza. And not the kind that is just mozzarella cheese without tomatoes, or even worse, the kind made with alfredo sauce. I'm talking about real New-York-style white pizza made with the pièce de résistance: creamy, milky r ... 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 >>
If you want great New York-style pizza, just look at what the customers are wearing.
The rest of the best 2013.
Our 2013 Best of Houston® issue is here, and in many cases, picking the best item in many of the categories was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>
It can be hard to always eat your vegetables, especially ones that are pretty bland on their own. When I was seven years old, cauliflower was one of those vegetables I just never liked. It's not sweet like carrots (my favorite veggies), it's a little mushy and let's face it, it really doesn't have t ... More >>
Sicilian homestyle cooking at Ciao Bello.
In the days leading up to my trip to Chicago, I spent a good amount of time fantasizing about deep dish pizza and investigating Houston's own alleged offerings, including the frozen Gino's East version available at Central Market and HEB. Now that I'm back home from vacation I'm even more motivate ... More >>
I received many helpful leads following my post bemoaning the dearth of deep dish pizza options in Houston . I aim to follow up on many of these tips and began with this recommendation from commenter rgwalt: I, too, miss deep dish pizza. The good news is that it is available frozen via the Geno's ... More >>
In a few weeks I'm going to Chicago, and in addition to catching up with friends and family, I am really really looking forward to having some deep dish pizza. I don't mean pizza that has an extra thick crust and uses crushed tomatoes instead of sauce. Many pizzas masquerade as Chicago-style deep d ... More >>
I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... 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 >>
As I was catching up with a friend over a few slices last week at Pizza L'Vino -- the month-old pizza place on Waugh directly across from the new Whole Foods Market -- my friend began reflecting on the subjective nature of food, something I'm always eager to discuss. "If I were a food critic," he m ... More >>
Last week's roundup was heavy on the closings, but not this week. Although there were some high-profile places that shuttered, this week features mostly good news. But in the grand tradition of breaking news to people, let's go ahead and start with the bad. First is that Tintos, the tapas joint in ... More >>
It was inevitable, really. Eventually, I would have to eat my words here at Eating Our Words. Although I technically did not trash the Trader Joe's pizza dough I picked up a few weeks ago, I certainly implied that I didn't think it would be very good. And thankfully, I was wrong, because the dough ... More >>
Two of our favorite late-night destinations have been split apart from one another, thanks to the sale of the strip center at Westheimer and Locke Lee Lane: Genji and Friends Pizzeria. Genji moved a few weeks back to a new location at 11124 Westheimer (near Wilcrest) and is still the destination for ... More >>
Houston's top 10 pizzas.
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 >>
Excellent speciality pizzas and 90 different craft beers.
I'll admit that I wouldn't have been quite as drawn to That Pizza Place On Ella -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- were it not for the marquee above, which crows that the pizza joint has the largest beer selection in Oak Forest Larger than Petrol Station? I thought. Surely not. Either way ... More >>
Let's face facts: Houston isn't known as a great pizza town. We don't attract heavy-hitters like Il Cane Rosso, in Dallas. Hell, we don't even have one outstanding, nationally recognized pizza place here -- no Pizzeria Bianco like Phoenix, no Pizzeria Mozza like Los Angeles. Last year, Greg Morago ... More >>
No.For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 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. ... More >>
Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 50 percent off ($9 for $18) brick-oven pizza and more at Essie's Pizzeria. Grab an authentic pie from Essie's, where they make the dough from scratch and a host of awesome toppings so you can build your own perfect pizza pie; you can also c ... More >>
Try a topsy-turvy Brazilian burger.
You don't find a lot of deep-dish pizzas in Houston. And you especially don't find many good deep-dish pizzas in Houston. But the pizza below is an exception. Does it look familiar in all its bubbly, crusty, towering glory? Leave your best guess in the comments section below.
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 le ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttNow that's a burger.Upon initial glance, there are so many flummoxing things about the newly opened Friends Pizzeria: A pizza place that's Brazilian? A pizza place that serves hamburgers? Hamburgers and pizza with corn and peas on them? Houston might have become f ... More >>
Kristen MajewskiWhen I was still working in an office, every day I was faced with the same annoying choice: either get in a good workout or cook a good, homemade meal. No matter how hard I tried to cram everything into those few precious hours after work, I could never balance the two so I co ... 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 >>
Pear and taleggio pizza at Dolce VitaFor all the blustery proclamations issued from native Houstonians when our culinary scene is spotlighted by outside media -- "We know we're great; we don't need reassurance from Yankees!" -- it still feels nice to be recognized on a national level when we' ... More >>
Photos by J.C. Reid Pizzerias in Rome are like Tex-Mex joints in Houston -- they're ubiquitous, they have basically the same menu, and, on average, they serve a pretty tasty meal. In Rome, there are basically two types of pizza -- pizza rustica, which is a chewy/crunchy crust with a myriad of p ... More >>
Last week, the Houston Press started a little war of words on Twitter and on HAIF about the best pizza in Houston. Apparently, there's a disturbing number of people in Houston who honestly believe (whether because they've never eaten anywhere else -- not even at a Chuck E. Cheese -- or because ... More >>
At Antonio's Flying Pizza, we ponder what cheese pizzas and cheese enchiladas have in common
Marco Wiles is knocking them dead with his new casual pizzeria in Montrose
Candelari's Italian sausage pizza is a Washington Avenue wonder
Will Ponzo's or Jersey Mike's come out on top in our side-by-side submarine sandwich comparison?
Pizza at Kenneally's