Catherine Duwez

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day

    Your stress-free dining guide to the holidays.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Blogs

    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 11, 2012

    Fire at The Broken Spoke Cafe: Photos of the Aftermath

    Read about yesterday's fire at The Broken Spoke Cafe and see pictures/video from the scene. Until yesterday afternoon, The Broken Spoke Cafe was the tidy little bistro seen above. This morning, the restaurant sits shuttered after sustaining heavy fire and smoke damage when the abandoned duplex next ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat

    Grant Gordon, Matt Marcus and Kevin Naderi

  • 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

    June 14, 2011

    Flight of Moules-Frites at The Broken Spoke

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttIt's like Wheel of Fortune with mussels.​Belgian beer connoisseurs know that The Broken Spoke is the place to go for brews that are difficult to find on draft in Houston: Maredsous Brune, Duchesse De Bourgogne, St. Bernardus Prior 8 and Tripel Karmeliet are just a f ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston

    The world's great cuisines converge here.

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Catherine Duwez of The Broken Spoke

    ​Yesterday we spoke with The Broken Spoke's (1809 Washington Avenue) chef and owner, Catherine Duwez, about her culinary background. Today we continue our conversation. Eating Our Words: We hear you make some amazing homemade mayonnaise. That must make you pretty popular with diners. Catheri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 1, 2010

    Mussels Mania, Volume 2

    Does Jeannine's Bistro measure up to the Broken Spoke?

  • Dining

    November 26, 2009

    Mussel Mania

    Ride your bike to the Broken Spoke for some awesome moules frites and a Stella.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    It's the Belgian invasion! The news that's been making the rounds this week is that Catherine Duwez has become a permanent fixture at the Broken Spoke (1809 Washington Avenue). While the city waits for Jeannine's Bistro to open, they can get their Belgian beer and mussels fix over at the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Cafe Montrose Reborn?

    Photos by J.C. ReidWhen Cafe Montrose closed late last year without notice or explanation, many Houston food lovers chalked it up to the slow economy and the general malaise following Hurricane Ike's landfall. The general consensus was they'd just be closed a few weeks, ride out some tough times, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    Lovers of Belgian cuisine have another reason to rejoice other than Catherine Duwez's increasingly common Cafe Montrose dinners: Former co-owner Andrew Klarman is opening Jeannine's Bistro this week with his sister, Jeaninne Petras. The cafe will be located at Westheimer/Elgin and Bagby and will ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>