• Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    4 Ways to Make a Better Homemade Pizza

    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 >>

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    May 13, 2014

    First Look at Luna Pizzeria

    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 >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Five Best Underrated Pizzas in Houston (According to You)

    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,'s still prett ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    We've Narrowed Down the Most Underrated Pizza...Vote Now!

    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 >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    March 25, 2014

    Where to Find a Proper White Pizza In Houston

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    A Meal at Pizzeria Solario Can Be Hit or Miss, But the Hits Are Great

    You'll feel like you're playing a game of pizza roulette.

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    December 18, 2013

    This Week's Cafe Review: Vera Pizza Napoletana-ish Pies at Pizzeria Solario

    "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 >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Looking for New York-Style Pizza in Houston? Just Follow the Yankees and Knicks Caps

    If you want great New York-style pizza, just look at what the customers are wearing.

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    October 23, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Ten Pizzas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Top 5 Ways To Improve Cauliflower: Say Goodbye To Bland Flavor

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 11, 2013

    Tony Vallone's Regional Italian Cuisine Dinner Series

    Sicilian homestyle cooking at Ciao Bello.

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    July 2, 2013

    Deep Dish Defined At Lou Malnati's In Chicago

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Gino's East Deep Dish Pizza (Supermarket Version)

    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 >>

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    June 24, 2013

    I Long For Deep Dish Pizza in Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Kabobs on the Grill & 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 >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Pizza Ballet at Pizaro's

    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.

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    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 >>

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    February 12, 2013

    First Look at Pizza L'Vino: Pizza, Wine and Craft Beer, Delivered to Your Door

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Surfing Cowboys and Plenty of Pizza

    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 >>

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    October 31, 2012

    A Delightful Dough at Trader Joe's

    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 >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Coastal Crossing Crosses Over

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 pizzas.

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    October 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Carbs and Karbach at That Pizza Place on Ella

    Excellent speciality pizzas and 90 different craft beers.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Creative Pizza and Crafty Pints at That Pizza Place On Ella

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Is Great Pizza in Houston Finally on the Rise?

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza Places

    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 >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Tuesday December 27, 2011 Deals of the Day

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 2011

    Dinner with Friends

    Try a topsy-turvy Brazilian burger.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Where Are We Eating?

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 99, Mixta Pizza at Friends Pizzeria

    ​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 >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Burgers the Brazilian Way at Friends Pizzeria

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Pizza: The Perfect Quick and Healthy Dinner

    Kristen Majewski​When 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 >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Favorite Three: Pizza Places

    Photo by Kevin ShalinSimone on Sunset's Smoked Duck Pizza​Picking 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Houston Restaurants Get National Attention

    Pear and taleggio pizza at Dolce Vita​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Forno a Legna Pizza in Italy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Food Fight: We Need Your Help

    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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    February 26, 2009
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    August 14, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    August 9, 2007

    On Top of Spaghetti

    At Antonio's Flying Pizza, we ponder what cheese pizzas and cheese enchiladas have in common

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    How Sweet It Is

    Marco Wiles is knocking them dead with his new casual pizzeria in Montrose

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    September 8, 2005

    Can't Hold a Candle to It

    Candelari's Italian sausage pizza is a Washington Avenue wonder

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    March 13, 2003

    Katy Pie

    Pizza Bella

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    November 14, 2002

    Sub Text

    Will Ponzo's or Jersey Mike's come out on top in our side-by-side submarine sandwich comparison?

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bar Food

    Pizza at Kenneally's

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