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    July 10, 2014

    Summer Date Night in Old Town Spring: Pizza and Wine

    Old Town Spring is known for its antique stores, funky yard decorations and charm. But there is a lot more to this quaint neighborhood off of I-45 than just adorable vintage furniture and decorations. Old Town Spring is an excellent spot for a date night involving shopping, pizza and wine. After wa ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Has Torchy's Tacos Been Ripped Off Again?

    Bandito's Taco Grill in Rosenberg makes some good looking tacos. They're also, according to a few tipsters, a little too similar to tacos they've seen at another restaurant, Torchy's Tacos. And they also resemble the tacos at Texas Taco Co., whose former employee was sued by Torchy's for allegedly s ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Ice Cream & Hot Dogs Are a Match Made in Heaven

    Summer is a time for ice cream and cold treats, and folks headed to Galveston for a day on the beach should definitely check out Hey Mikey's Ice Cream at 2120 Postoffice Street. The ice cream parlor opened on June 7 and features a multitude of sundaes with hot fudge and brownies, banana splits, and ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    What's The Deal With Upper Kirby?

    Nearly every evening I run up and down Kirby Drive, taking in the sights (elderly couples ambling into Carrabba's; valets standing around bored in West Ave), the sounds (car horns honking as drivers make abrupt right turns into the Whole Foods parking lot) and the smells (garlic, fry oil, diesel fue ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    The Most Underrated Pizza in Houston... According to You

    OK, Houston, let's talk pizza. This city has a surprising variety of pizza for a region so burger- and barbecue-happy. There are some incredible Neapolitan-style wood-fired pies from places like Dolce Vita and Pizaro's, late-night munchie slices from Pi Pizza Truck and solid delivery options from ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    The Eating Our Words Library: 10 Essential Cookbooks Everyone Should Own and Use

    Here at EOW, we take our food seriously. We write about all things culinary every day, and for the most part that passion was born in the kitchen. Whether you dabble with molecular gastronomy or are slowly learning your way around a burner or grill, you all share the same quest for culinary knowledg ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Coppa Osteria Is Reinventing Italian with Heart and Flour-Covered Hands

    Chef Brandi Key's hands-on approach takes Coppa Osteria outside the box.

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    May 8, 2013

    Not Quite A Home Run at Reginelli's Pizzeria

    Solid crust? Check. Inventive toppings? Check. Wine by the glass and bottle, plus a casual atmosphere? Check. What else could you really ask for in a pizza place? They certainly have all of that at Reginelli's Pizzeria, now open in Memorial City -- the first Houston location of the New Orleans cha ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Openings & Closings: More Americana, Headed Your Way

    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 >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Mellow Mushroom's Kaleidoscope Pies

    The pizza is worth the wait and the craft beer is not bad either.

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    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

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    December 18, 2012

    3 Ways to Use Ready-made Pizza Dough for Dishes Other Than Pizza

    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 >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Brandi Key of Coppa and Her Modern Take on Italian Classics

    Brandi Key Coppa Ristorante Italiano 5555 Washington Tel: 713-426-4260 This is Part 3 of a three-part Chef Chat series. In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we got to know Brandi Key, the executive chef at Coppa, a little better. We learned a bit about her t ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Brandi Key of Coppa, On Making the Perfect Pizza and Coppa's Next Move

    Brandi Key Coppa Ristorante Italiano 5555 Washington Tel: 713-426-4260 This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: So the concept of Coppa as being an Italian Restaurant, and you coming from Pappa's, how did that evolve and ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Game Day Snacks: Spinach Dip Bread Bowls

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 10, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza at Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

    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 >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Bill and Matt Hutchinson of Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

    Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana 14028 Memorial Drive 713-855-0085 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 >>

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    August 20, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Caprese Baguettes, Grilled Shrimp & 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 >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Expand Your Culinary Knowledge and Skills at Hubbell & Hudson's Viking Cooking School

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Coachella: Best Of Weekend 2, Day 1

    Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly are at Coachella again. Here's what they're up to. It's "hot, sultry and steamy," they say. Here's the best of what they saw Friday. Other Lives: Amidst the day's scorching heat -- when most sane people were asleep in their tents or at a fancy pool party -- a ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Easter Potluck: Homemade Spinach Bread

    This year, I'm attending my second annual Friendster. While it sounds like it is named after a defunct social network, it's actually an Easter potluck with my degenerate group of friends. This year, I'll be making one of my family's favorite holiday treats: Homemade Spinach Bread. The hot and crisp ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Last week was filled with classic favorites, Galumpkis, Corned Beef Deli Sandwiches & Blackened Tilapia. I picked up some amazing sweet potato gnocchi and an awesome-looking mango chutney last weekend, so this week I'll definitely be using both in my menu. Here's what I'm making: Veal Saltimbocca ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    He's Still Got It

    Arturo Boada is turning out lovely pizzas and tapas at his namesake Memorial Villages restaurant.

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    January 6, 2012

    DEFCON Dining: Brother's Pizzeria

    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 >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Prosciutto

    Photo by John SuhI dream of prosciutto pizza.​What is it? Pronounced "proh-SHOOT-oh," prosciutto is a thinly sliced Italian dry-cured ham. The uncooked version highlighted today is called prosciutto crudo (the cooked kind is prosciutto cotto). The most revered cuts of prosciutto come from t ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoMe me me so eat this. ​Mmm that moussaka was delish - reminded me of the Greek Easters I would spend with the Greek part of my fam growing up. With some more of my favorite holidays coming up, I'm getting a bit homesick. And since I'm food-obsessed, this we ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Tuesday September 27, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 51 percent off ($7 for $15) inspired, thin-crust pizza and Indian food at Bombay Pizza Co.. Since opening in 2009 Bombay Pizza Co. has won two Houston Press Best of Houston Awards for "Best Pizza" and "Best Pizzeria." Enjoy a fun fus ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    What's Cooking Next Week?

    Brooke ViggianoOn the menu for this week: Homemade turkey meatballs and tomato sauce​I 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 >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Mai Pham wrote about the great pizza and people-watching at the new Alto Pizzeria at West Ave, which led everyone's favorite EOW commenter, SirRon, to discover a weird photo on the restaurant's web page. Commenter Florida63 kindly broke the photo down for us: Clearly they are a hot co ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    The chopped brisket sandwich at Ray's Real Pit BBQ.​It's been a week of changes for Houston restaurants -- menu changes, chef changes, location changes -- and some of those changes include at least one shocking closure. That closure was Caffe Bello, which quietly closed its doors on Monday. T ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Searching for a Slice: Lunch Buffet at Star Pizza on Harvard

    The Salsa Verde pizza is a revelation.​Star Pizza has been at the top of our pizza rotation since we moved to Houston last year, so my recent lunch visit wasn't my first experience with their pie. We love Star because they deliver; we seem to live in a pizza non-delivery vortex, so we enjoy th ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​One of life's truths: For every bad experience an EOW writer has at a restaurant, someone else has a good one, and vice versa. Katharine Shilcutt didn't enjoy dinner last night at the new Tasting Room, but commenter Rebecca Hadley had a great time last week: You went too fancy, Shilcutt! ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Searching for a Slice: Luigi's in Midtown

    ​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 >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Michael Kramer of The Tasting Room

    ​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 >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Sick of Turkey? Order a Pizza: Our Top 5 Pizza Places

    Photo courtesy of luna715Look at you, eating your Star Pizza off a real dinner plate. Oh, you fancy, huh?​Not all of us are like the Old Man in A Christmas Story; we aren't all turkey fiends. Some of us are happy to have it once a year and then forget the bland white meat even exists. So while ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Name That Pizza Place

    ​First things first, let's get this out of the way...Yes, they still serve pepperoni rolls. Sure, the pizza place on Ella near the intersection of 34th may not be a Double Dave's Pizza Works anymore, but they kept a signature item on the menu from the previous incarnation. This time though it ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Classic Combo

    Kick back next to the bocce ball court at Luigi's Pizzeria.

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    February 2, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Barbecue Cheeseburger Pizza

    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 >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Where the Kids Hang

    ​Chicago's Pizza was our choice one night for some deep-dish madness. The location we tried was closed, and the sign mentioned the two Chicago's restaurants had been consolidated. Both menus were on offer at the 1777 Airline Drive location. We arrived and noticed it felt very snug -- most of t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    The Tavern Declares War on Limp Dick (Pizza)

    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 >>

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    February 24, 2009

    All Grimaldi's Pizzas Are Not Created Equal

    A coal-fired pizza oven operates at extremely high temperatures. It cooks the pizza very quickly and gives it a slightly smoky flavor. If you make a pizza crust of an average thickness, the hot floor of the brick oven will char the bottom of the crust by the time the pizza is completely cooked. Coal ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Fadi's Brick Oven Flatbread

    When you walk in the front door of the new Fadi's Mediterranean restaurant in West Houston, you are looking into the business end of a gorgeous Renato pizza oven. And Fadi's doesn't even make pizza. The new state-of-the-art Fadi's, which is located in the Shadowbriar Shopping Center on Westheimer ju ... More >>

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    April 20, 2008

    $13 at Candelari’s Pizzeria on Washington

    Olivia Flores Alvarez Where: Candelari’s Pizzeria, 6001 Washington Avenue, 832-200-1474 What $13 gets you: We tried the lunch special which includes soup, salad, pizza, pasta, dessert and a drink for $10.50 (available seven days a week). We also tried two by-the-slice slices of pizza, salad an ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Hot and Steamy

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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    April 13, 2006

    Make Mine Moldy

    Dharma Cafe

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    July 24, 2003

    Sausage Delivery Systems

    Find the golden crown of The Sausage King at Candelari's Pizzeria

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