Houston's Newest Restaurant, Parma
A newcomer to the Richmond Strip, parma aims to be the place to grab an exotic pizza, craft cocktail, or some serious fried food. The reincarnation of Barry's Pizza, the establishment is part of Eighty Six'd Bar & Restaurant Group, which also includes downtown stalwart Bovine & Barley and Midtown sushi legend The Fish. Parma Houston
Among the most interesting aspects of the reincarnated Barry's is its impressively large patio area. It's a nice spot to catch some rays and sip on one of the many cocktails crafted by resident mixologists.
The menu is a hoot and harkens back to the heyday of Barry's era. A selection of shareable appetizers like tempura fried shrimp with sweet mayo, Asian-style sticky ribs and The Fish's signature blue crab fried rice are not to be missed.
For the gastronome in the family, the culinary wizardry at Parma aficionados is on full display in its kitchen - a dazzling array of high-end appliances and a streamlined prep station are all at your disposal. A well-equipped butler's pantry and a chef's table with nifty little gadgets like sous vide machine round out the picture.
Most people don't think of Houston when it comes to pizza but the city has a surprisingly robust dining scene. There are several spots in the 'burbs to choose from but it's best to start with a central location if you want to be within walking distance of the action.
The cheapest way to fly from Parma to Houston is to book a flight that is direct. This can be a real-time saver when it comes to snagging cheap tickets as you'll be able to avoid unnecessary stops and inflated fares. In addition, you can search for flights by day or month to find the cheapest possible route.