Chow, Baby
Courtesy Oni Ramen.

Ramen Re-Imagined. Again.

Chow, Baby
Remember when the ramen craze hit? Every writer in the world wrote some form of this sentence: “This isn’t your college dorm room ramen.” Or: “Chef So-And-So is turning everyone’s favorite bargain noodle into somethin...


Competitive Ordering

Chow, Baby
Our server kept complimenting everything my co-worker ordered. I was feeling a little competitive because all of my choices were met with polite indifference. I wasn’t too discouraged – I examined that menu like it was a cl...


Cooking with Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby
My oldest niece just happens to be approaching babysitting age at just the right time. As it turns out, my spawn will soon be old enough to graduate from his alien-like parasite stage to a smiling, playing, crying, eating paras...


Oh, Snap

Chow, Baby
My grandparents will eat at only one restaurant. Whether it’s a special occasion or just an early evening repast, the two nonagenarians prefer the comforting mediocrity of Furr’s Cafeteria. When I was younger, the list of g...

charley's old fashioned sign

Old School Charley’s

Chow, Baby
As I was sitting in the tiny, ramshackle dining room of Charley’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (4616 Granbury Rd, 817-924-8611), I wondered why the venerable burger shack never expanded, opened up a few other storefronts, or went...


College Daze

Chow, Baby
As I grow older and further away from my university days, I sometimes think that college kids get a bad rap for behaving badly at bars and restaurants. It was, after all, students who led many of our country’s most important ...


Baby on Board

Chow, Baby
Fact: Every baby ever born, boy or girl, looks like Winston Churchill … except mine. The Chow, Baby clan recently added a member –– a little baby boy. I haven’t slept in four months, and I feel like I got a hold of some...

Cover illustration by David Owens.

The Bright Side of #Kentrification

Laurie James
It seemed like a few people were grousing when Will Churchill and Corrie Watson, siblings and co-owners of the Frank Kent brand, started moving and shaking in the Near Southside three years ago. The pair started their alleged c...


Whither Restaurant Week?

Chow, Baby
Is it just me, or does is seem like DFW Restaurant Week is losing its steam? By my count, there are only 15 restaurants in town that are participating in the fixed-menu event benefiting Lena Pope. Last year, based on a list of ...


Meatgasms on the Foodie Frontier

Chow, Baby
I was tooteling around East Seminary Drive looking for a new hole in the wall, mentally forming my story before I even knew where I was going to eat. In this week’s edition, I thought, I imagined myself as the intrepid badass...