First Bite

Fun Pasta and New Haven Clam Pizza Raise Eyebrows at Bocca and Lupo

Justin Turner is having some fun up in the Lake Houston area.

01/14/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Run Like Hell

Where to Get Our Favorite Carbo-Licious Foods

Virtual marathon? Not-so-virtual marathon of staying home? Whatever you do, eat some pasta!

01/12/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

First Bite

A Vacation to Tiny Champions? Plan That Trip

The new restaurant from the folks behind Nancy's Hustle is like a resort ... stay with me on this.

12/22/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Homegrown Houston

10 Foods You Should Buy from Local Makers

Shop local. Support local.

05/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Heater

Our Latest Obsession: Spaghetti at Penny Quarter

Cucumber? Why yes. Also, those fiery green peppercorns. Trust us.

02/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Pasta Party

Our Latest Obsession: Spaghetti Sammie at Better Luck Tomorrow

When you're in the mood for carbs, double down with this compact Sunday dinner.

05/22/2019 By Joanna O'Leary

Restaurant Review

Bold Visions on Display at Elliot's Table and Mastrantos

Two first-time restaurateurs open two ambitious new eateries.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

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5 Places to Carbo-Load for the Houston Marathon

The best part of race prep is the pasta, pizza, bread, and rice.

01/14/2019 By Joanna O'Leary

First Bite

Our Latest Obsession: The Globally Inspired Pasta at Mastrantos

This new Heights restaurant is serving shareworthy dishes.

01/08/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Best Brassica

Whole Foods' Cauliflower Gnocchi Is Restaurant Quality

Someone finally gets the frozen dumplings airily right.

11/14/2018 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Mona Fresh Italian Food and Chicken Station Are Fast, Casual, and Fantastic

Two new restaurants make fine additions to a quickly expanding genre.

10/22/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Stoli My Heart

5 Places to Get Sauced on Vodka Sauce

An appreciation of all the ways vodka punches up and perfects our pasta dishes.

07/19/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Pâtes Heads

First Bite: Mona Fresh Italian Food

A Katy pasta purveyor sets out to redefine fast-casual.

07/18/2018 By Alice Levitt

Eat This Pie

Our Latest Obsession: Pepperoni Pizza at Fresco Cafe Italiano

Pasta is the star at Fresco, but the pizza deserves your attention too.

05/02/2018 By Cory Garcia

Carbo Loading

Craving Pasta? Don't Limit Yourself to Italian

From Gulf Coast to Japanese cuisines, these are some of our favorite places to indulge in a bowl.

10/09/2017 By Beth Levine

In the Ghetto

A Primer on Roman Jewish Cuisine

There's a second Roman cuisine you likely haven't tried.

07/31/2017 By Alice Levitt

Rolling Fine

How the Pasta Magic Happens at Weights + Measures

It takes good eggs and well-honed technique to make it just right.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Meals With Mollusks

You Don't Have to Be a Kid to Make an Octo-Pal at the Ivy & James

You could eat like an adult, but why?

06/08/2017 By Alice Levitt

Hair of the Dog

Montrose's Cane Rosso is Revitalized With a New Menu

Texas fusion is welcome at the Dallas-based Neapolitan pizzeria.

06/07/2017 By Beth Levine

Starry Eyed

Food Fight: What's the Difference Between One Michelin Star and Two?

Comparing and contrasting Alice Ristorante and Seta in Milan.

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt