Chow, Baby
Chow

Beyond the Burger Basics

CHOW, BABY
First let me say that I worship at the counters of cafés like Fred’s and Kincaid’s. Fort Worth has great burger joints, most of which seem to have been here since the Eisenhower administration. Basic burgers are great, and...


Chow

Musical Notes

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby keeps a list of restaurants it needs to try. Sounds organized, but it’s not. Here’s a sample of my list-making: Rodeo Goat, Red Door Bistro, eggs, orange juice, toothpaste, and “idea for a TV show: Luby’s Loc...



bacon

Bacon: Enough Already

Chow, Baby
Before I get too far into this post, I’d like to make it clear that I really like bacon. It’s delicious, fatty, versatile, and can add a ton of flavor to a lot of dishes. But, c’mon. I logged on to MSN today a...


Chow baby

Coffee with the Codger

CHOW, BABY
Here’s a sad fact: Chow, Baby is getting older. The signs are there: I’m always in bed before 10 p.m., I avoid crowded places, and I enjoy watching Andy Griffith solve mysteries. But the biggest change in my advancing years...



tip

Double Gratuity: An Ethical Dilemma

Chow, Baby
Over the weekend I attended a birthday party at a restaurant that shall remain nameless. There were about 20 of us, and the checks were all split – which I’m sure was a nightmare for our server. Most people know that on lar...


Courtesy Lili's Facebook

Spin Those Plates

CHOW, BABY
Speaking as someone who was pretty much raised by television, I enjoy a good spinoff as much as any other over-stimulated, glassy-eyed child of the ’80s. Some shows were prolific in their spinoffs — Happy Days is rivaled on...



Angelo's Bear

10 Essential Fort Worth Restaurants to Visit

Chow, Baby
I was reading the Dallas Observer blog the other day and saw this story on 30 essential Texas restaurants to visit before you die. The list was voted on by a collection of restaurant writers, including Fort Worth Star Telegram ...


The cherry-wood smoked bacon, prosciutto, and Eagle Mountain gouda sandwich is available at Magnolia Cheese Company.

Love on a Plank

CHOW, BABY
There are only three things in life that Chow, Baby can count on: death, taxes, and my inability to find a good cheese plate in this town. I love cheese in ways my therapist disapproves of. But it seems like every time I order ...



Courtesy Little Lilly Facebook.

Sometimes, a Roll Is Just a Roll

CHOW, BABY
The phrase “food porn” is too often abused these days by anyone who has ever seen an episode of Top Chef. I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve seen of someone’s dinner on social media outlets, with the tag “food po...


chow

More Fun than the Law Allows

CHOW, BABY
I can’t seem to get through the little town of Pantego without having to produce my driver’s license and proof of registration. I get the feeling there are more squad cars than  citizens in that burg. The last time, I got ...