Originally posted by chris257
Originally posted by citizenconn
I'm not sure how the "pizza franchises" show us what good (original) pizza is. I do know that here in Houston (and in DFW, Austin, San Antonio) we've got some excellent pizza places that rival those of any Northern and Eastern town I've been to. Perhaps you are better off staying above the MD line with your snobby food ideas and out of the LSS where we don't take kindly to such disparaging remarks.
I'm a first time poster and transplant from New Jersey living near Houston. Could you help me out with some good pizza recommendations in this area? I have been suffering from severe pizza withdrawl for 16 years. Could use a good cheesesteak fix too.
Funny - I have been thinking of starting a thread on pizza in Houston to see what any one would recommend. I hope citizenconn comes back and shares what he/she knows.
I've been going to New York Pizzeria for several months: http://www.nypizzeria.com/welcome.html
They do a big 28" pie and then sell by the slice which is the way I prefer to get it since the crust gets crispier that way. I've mostly gone to the Beechnut location but am getting unhappier each time; that's mostly due to a very young manager and his crew of rather unkempt teenagers. Note menu's are not the same at all locations. This is locally owned.
Another place I've liked for several years is Candelari's: http://www.candelaris.com/
This company was a sausage company for years before starting a restaurant. Anything with their sausage is great. The Washington Ave. location has a 6 day a week luncheon buffet where you can sample several pizzas and pasta dishes. Their crust is like those rising crust pizzas.
Another place I've liked for years is Antonio's Flying Pizza on Hillcroft: http://antonios.com/page/nubk/Home.html
For years I've heard people rave about Star Pizza; they have separate websites for their 2 locations: http://www.starpizza.net/home1.htm http://www.starpizza.net/home2.htm
In all these years I've never been.
One of the founders of Star left to start his own place: http://www.mauibrospizza.com/
I think originally this was only take-out, but I've never been.
Lastly, I've heard recently about Collina's: http://www.collinas.com/
but I've never been.
If you check any of these out please post back what you think and help educate me pizza-wise.
I'd like to know about a place that does pizza like the one pictured yesterday (8/16) which I think somebody referred to as Sicilian.
Oh yes, I forgot. I don't know where to get a good cheesesteak. Jake's on Chimney Rock supposedly uses bread from Amaroso's but I'm not impressed with the sandwiches. http://www.jakesphillysteaks.com/index.html