• Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Triniti's New Seasonal Menu a Lovely, Leisurely Taste of Fall

    Every meal at Triniti makes an impact. From a dinner with coworkers, to cocktails with girlfriends, to an anniversary brunch with out-of-town family, each meal exceeds the last in both beauty and flavor. We've never left the table at Triniti without a newcomer commenting on the lovely décor, and we ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Five Best Beer Flights in Houston

    Decisions, decisions, decisions. How to pick just one or two beers to drink during happy hour when there are so many to choose from? Fortunately for those fickle souls among us, a number of bars and restaurants in town offer beer flights, so you can get more bang for your buck and more beer for y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup

    Yes, yes, we're all heartbroken over the United States' heartwrenching, nail biting loss to Belgium on Tuesday. We're bitter and angry but damn proud of our team (especially Tim Howard--hey, Superman!). Just because the home team is out of the running doesn't mean we're going to stop watching game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Goro & Gun's Summer Menu Goes Far Beyond Ramen

    It had been almost a year since my last meal at Goro & Gun when I received an invite to taste items from their new summer menu. Given my enthusiasm for their cocktails (delicious) and chicken wings (properly crispy), I was curious to look beyond the ramen dishes for which G&G is known and explore so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    First Look at Dish Society: Casual Farm-to-Table Dining

    Texas (especially the Houston region) is blessed with a multitude of produce farms, breweries, meat producers and dairy farms. While it is common for Houston restaurants to showcase a few local producers' products in menu items, there aren't many restaurants that are solely farm-to-table. And that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Top 5 Pepperidge Farm Cookie Varieties

    I grew up eating Pepperidge Farm cookies, not so much because my mother couldn't bake (believe me, she made a mean chocolate chip and walnut cookie), but rather because I think she liked to use the brand's system of naming baked goods after European regions and urban centers as a means of expanding ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
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    January 8, 2014

    This Week's Cafe Review: Bring Me Beer at Café Brussels

    I didn't plan on writing about the beer. I planned on writing about the food, but when the food isn't quite as good as the beer, well... That's what I discovered at Café Brussels, the subject of this week's cafe review. The place has a lot going for it. It's in a cute building, the décor is lovel ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    March 6, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Barbecue Wars in Spring

    H-Town Chow Down: Can't beat 'em? Call in the local government to squash your competition. At least, that's the story told by Albert Nurick at H-Town Chow Down, where The Woodlands-based blogger reports on the barbecue wars between celebrated trailer CorkScrew BBQ and its brick-and-mortar neighbor u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    How Not to Screw Up Homemade Mayonnaise

    First things first: If you've never had homemade mayonnaise, hie thee to Jeannine's Bistro or Cafe Brussels immediately and experience for yourself what real mayo is supposed to taste like. (PROTIP: Eat it with fries.) It's slightly tangy from lemon juice, and a darker chamois color than the wiggly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    What Does "Comfort Food" Mean Across the World?

    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin A lot of people have a problem with the term "comfort food." It's far too arbitrary, they argue. It changes from one part of the world to the next. Ice cream and brownies aren't nearly as popular in China as ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day

    Your stress-free dining guide to the holidays.

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    December 13, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 French Fries

    Guys. Hey, listen. We need to talk. It's about the annual Best of Houston® issue. I think you know what you did. But the problem, you see, is that you keep doing the same thing almost every single year. Something has to change. Y'all keep voting for McDonald's as "Best French Fries." Every. Sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rest(aurants) In Peace: Notable Closings of 2012

    Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing. Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Dinosaur Jr., Some Stones, Big K.R.I.T., Optimo Radio, etc.

    Dinosaur Jr. Friday, Fitzgerald's Dinosaur Jr. may be one of the most underrated indie-rock acts of the past 25 years. They weren't as sexy as Pearl Jam or as populist as Nirvana, but the music dripping from the instruments of the criminally-unsung J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph has ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

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    September 13, 2012

    Roy de la Garza on The Broken Spoke Fire and What's Next

    Roy de la Garza was already having a bad month before a fire destroyed his restaurant: His partner at The Broken Spoke Cafe, Catherine Duwez, had left unexpectedly to start a rival Belgian restaurant a few months prior, and business was down. "Cathy kind of threw us for a loop when she went over to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Broken Spoke Goes Up in Smoke: Pictures and Video

    UPDATE: A press release from the Houston Fire Department appears below. The Broken Spoke Cafe caught fire this afternoon around 3 p.m. and was still blazing around 3:45 p.m., when at least eight Houston Fire Department ladder trucks were hard at work putting the flames out. It is not known at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 33, Moules Congolaise at Jeannine's Bistro

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Houston's Top 10 French Fries for National French Fry Day

    I think I'm firmly on record as thinking that most National ______ Days are dumb. But there are a few I'm happy to celebrate, like National Tequila Day (coming up on July 23) or the recently passed National Fried Chicken Day. That short list also includes National French Fry Day, because I will neve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    June 2012 Openings & Closings: Nightmares and Dreamscapes

    Correspondence this week from the "It Was Only a Matter of Time" department confirmed that The Moghul's has closed. After one disastrous visit to the place, I was never inclined to go back -- and it appears the restaurant left other guests with the same impression. Moving into the spot, however, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue Cheese

    As Eater Houston reported earlier this week, West Oaks Mall is losing one of its biggest anchors -- Alamo Drafthouse -- as the chain expands into other areas of Houston, namely Midtown and Cypress. In its place, West Oaks Mall is getting a western-themed bar from country singer Toby Keith, Nashvill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Date Night at Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca

    When it comes time for date night, I want two things, and two things only: good food and flowing wine...Wait, and my fiancé, I guess. Okay, three things and three things only... Back home, our usual date night took place at one of the hole-in-the-wall Italian joints that are everywhere in NYC. So ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2011

    Take It Outside

    Our picks for the best patios in Houston.

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    April 4, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Pretend You're On Vacation

    Photo by Taylor LaShaeEl Pueblito, home of Houston's best cabanas.​With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio, but can't figure out where to go. So how do you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    European Travel Tips For First-Time Bands

    ​Local favorites the Wild Moccasins embark on a six-week European tour this weekend. Rocks Off knows how daunting international travel can be, especially when you're on a multi-country blitzkrieg that exposes you to numerous languages and many differing cultural mores in a relatively short per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Twenty Ways to Please Your Lover on Valentine's Day

    ​*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Fruitcake and 4 Other Foods with a Bad Reputation

    jeleneDiscouraged by its bad reputation: the fruitcake. ​How does a food item get a bad reputation? Does it cut class to smoke with trans-fats in the parking lot? Sleep around with carbohydrates? Often it's an association with a particular era in history or social class that gets a food placed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Catherine Duwez of the Broken Spoke Cafe

    ​This week Catherine Duwez of The Broken Spoke Cafe (1809 Washington Avenue) sat down for a chat with Eating Our Words and let us sample some of her favorite dishes. It was non-negotiable that we try the mussels. The curried version, with its golden hue, was not only a visual treat - it taste ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Catherine Duwez of The Broken Spoke Cafe

    ​Eating Our Words ventured out to Belgian café The Broken Spoke (1809 Washington Avenue) to speak with owner/chef Catherine Duwez, formerly of Café Montrose. In addition to satisfying our stomachs with a plethora of delicious dishes, she also enlightened us on the differences between Belgian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Houston Slammed By European Travel Blog: We're Boooorrring

    But...but...there's the Kemah Boardwalk!!​Among world cities, in which category does Houston rank second only to Brussels, the capital of the European Union? Tedium, at least according to the European Union-funded wiki blog OpenTravel. According to "Chili," an English-language challenged scr ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Ceviche is always best when served on a salt puck.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where there can never be enough varieties of the Newton. We're working on a Boston Cream Pie Newton that should be ready before the end of the year, assuming we can get our taste tes ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Hot Hungarian Gyulai Kolbasz

    ​An Eastern European friend gave me some Gyulai salami recently. My kids won't eat it, and neither will my dog. But I love the stuff. It is the hottest salami I have ever encountered. The one I tried is made by Bende Meats, a company just outside of Chicago that specializes in Hungarian produc ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Chocolat du Monde in Rice Village

    Photo by J.C. Reid​When it comes to chocolate, there's the good stuff, and then there's the really good stuff. Once you get past mass-market chocolate like Hershey's, the next step up is Godiva and Ghirardelli, which are both certainly good-quality and widely available in Houston. But the rea ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    One Of The Pilots Continental Is Suing Says He Saved One Of their Planes From Crashing

    ​Remember those Continental pilots who were fired and sued by their airline for allegedly arranging "sham" divorces in order to get their mitts on fat pensions a whole lot earlier than Continental's policy allows?Well, it turns out one of those former pilots was a bona-fide hero. Or at least that' ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Moules Marinieres et Frites: Memories of Cafe Montrose

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttCatherine Duwez rushed through the doors of Sophia nearly an hour late. She carried boxes and bags of food with her, and although she looked eminently stressed, she still glowed with the passion of a restaurant proprietress who has entered her domain. A round of ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Departing From IAH: A Journey Back To World War II

    Photo courtesy 95thbg.orgClyde Gilmore flew 21 combat missions as a radio gunner in World War II. During one, his plane lost two engines over the target and crash-landed in Brussels. The army sent a B-24 to pick him up.   For Gilmore and other members of his 95th Bomb Group, time between missio ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008
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    December 1, 2005
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    September 22, 2005

    Un-French Frites

    Mussels and fries, monk beers and Belgian pride abound at Cafe Montrose

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    April 8, 2004

    Salad Barre

    A buffet of dance troupes comes to town

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Cafe sans Society

    Café Compliqé welcomes diners from every walk of life

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    June 17, 1999

    From Brussels with Love

    A charming new cafe sprouts in Montrose

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    May 27, 1999
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    April 8, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 8-14, 1999

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    January 29, 1998
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    January 5, 1995

    Help Wanted

    Get those suggestions in now for the Press Music Awards

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