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Big Cheers for Little Bikkles

CHOW, BABY
Sometimes this town baffles me. Generic chain restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory get a ticker- tape parade when they come to town, but a fantastic, unique, family-owned hole-in-the-wall like Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Res...


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Thin Praise

CHOW, BABY
Every year Chow, Baby makes the same New Year’s resolution: Get onto The Price is Right. As a kid I always wanted to bid one dollar more than the highest bidder and win. I never got my moment on TV, but at least I never had t...



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That’s Fan Food in the Fort

CHOW, BABY
Every once in a while, the eyes of the world focus on us: that Super Bowl in Arlington not long ago, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, my upcoming wedding. And by “us,” I mean Fort Worth, the 16th-largest cit...


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Grinch on the Grill

CHOW, BABY
Kids and restaurants often don’t mix well. I’m not talking about the ubiquitous, screeching litters of crumb-crunchers smearing their gooey little hands on the sneeze guards at Cracker Barrel. If you go to a place like that...



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Second-Chance Stocking

CHOW, BABY
‘Tis the season of giving, right? That’s why Chow, Baby gave a second shot to a couple of the restaurants I panned over the last couple of years. I tried to revisit two other places that had felt my wrath, but they’ve alr...


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Frost Bites

CHOW, BABY
As I peered into the nearly empty dining room of Steel City Pops (908 Currie St.), a new gourmet ice-pop joint in the West 7th area, I couldn’t help but wonder why the owners would open the place just in time for winter. Nort...



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What if There Is No Tomorrow?

CHOW, BABY
It feels like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day almost every time I step into an Italian restaurant in this city. There are of course some notable exceptions, like Aventino’s Italian Restaurant (5800 Lovell Ave.), Piola Italia...


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Gleefully Free of Gluten

CHOW, BABY
Another year, another diet craze that restaurants rush to accommodate. A few years ago the Atkins diet was all the rage. Menus all over the country highlighted dishes that fit its low-carb criteria. Then it was trans fat, and l...



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Too Righteous

CHOW, BABY
People normally just buy a Porsche when they hit a midlife crisis. Maybe that’s not what’s driving Chef Lanny Lancarte, but he has made some serious changes in his professional life. He closed one of Chow, Baby’s favorite...


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Miracle of the Tweens and Fishes

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Two of my dreaded … that is, my beloved nieces, ages 10 and 12, came over to Casa de Chow, Baby for dinner recently. Their mother, my dear ol’ sis, has the two monsters well on their way to childhood diabetes, thanks to a s...