“The more things change, the more they stay the same” is a fitting tagline for Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, an area that somehow retains its eclectic roots as construction cranes continue to fill the air.
For 20 years, family-owned restaurant Paulie’s has been dishing up some of the best Italian food in town. To celebrate two decades in business, the restaurant’s namesake and owner Paul Petronella has put together a gorgeous cookbook. Chock-full of recipes, photos, and even guidance for folks who want to open their own restaurant, Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District deserves a place on your shelf.
It began in 1998, when Paul Petronella’s parents opened a restaurant and named it Paulie’s. 20 years later, the Italian eatery is a local superstar — still family-owned, still home to some of the best food in town.
Before you embark on your noble New Year’s resolution, indulge in the best of Houston, from flavorful sweets to towering burgers.
Houston restaurants are renowned, and for good reason: They’re as plentiful as they are delicious. With so many fantastic options, it can be difficult to choose favorites… until it isn’t.