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 >>
Intercontinental Airport must have finally gotten the memo that its dining options were sorely limited considering Houston's rich culinary offerings, because it looks like something's finally being done about it. Earlier this month, there was the news that chef Johnny Hernandez is opening The Frute ... 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 >>
The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.
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 >>
There are less than two weeks until Christmas, and I'm done. Exhausted. Beat. I've baked cookies, bought and wrapped and shipped presents, made travel arrangements, made dog-boarding arrangements, and gone shopping and wrapping and shipping again. I've gone over the edge, and I don't mean Lady Gaga' ... 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 >>
Football -- it's finally here! I could not be more excited to throw on a jersey, stress over my fantasy team and get a nice buzz while watching the games every weekend. But equally as important -- the food! While I love me some spinach dip, I loathe having to crowd around the bowl and fight for a s ... More >>
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 least o ... More >>
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 >>
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 ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my weekly meal ... More >>
I love learning about different cooking and baking styles. So, two years ago, when I discovered that my absolute favorite market and bistro, Hubbell & Hudson Market & Bistro, in The Woodlands, has a Viking Cooking School, I wanted to take every single class on offer. Whether you want to sharpen you ... 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 >>
Arturo Boada is turning out lovely pizzas and tapas at his namesake Memorial Villages restaurant.
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 >>
Dinner that night did not get off to an auspicious start. My wife had called me while I was on my way home from work, telling me that I was to drive out to Westheimer and the Beltway, to meet her and the kids for dinner with her sister. This did not make me happy. About 15 minutes later, as I was fi ... 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 >>
Brooke ViggianoOn the menu for this week: Homemade turkey meatballs and tomato sauceI don't know about you, but when I get home from work, the last thing I want to do is brainstorm a meal for the night. And unfortunately, I'm just not one of those people that will be happy with a lean pocket ... 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 >>
I am hunting for the perfect pie equation. Pizza pie, that is, not the 3.14159 kind of pi. I'm not looking for a single-serving artisanal masterpiece, either. I'm talking a pie here: a thin, crispy crust, cheese bubbled to a golden brown, sauce that is flavorful and applied with reason and fo ... 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 >>
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 >>
Chicks totally dig a custom pizza job. So the Super Bowl is coming up, and unless you live outside the borders of the United States, that's a pretty big deal. Even people who don't care anything for football will watch the Super Bowl, and this is the perfect opportunity for you to try out the ... More >>
You may have seen the TV commercials. Two comely young lasses sit at a bar and bemoan their frustration with limp dicks. Limp-dick pizza, that is. As in, pizza that is soggy and floppy and generally unappealing. They even sing a little ditty about their dissatisfaction with dicks or pizza or whate ... 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 >>
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