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Curried Favor

CHOW, BABY
By the time you read this, I’ll be across the pond in jolly ol’ London, stuffing my face with shepherd’s pie and washing it down with a right good cuppa. The English get a bad rap for food — some of their traditional di...


Pan seared trout with avocado-poblano salsa from Hacienda San Miguel. Photo courtesy Facebook

But Do They Serve Cookies?

Fort Worth Weekly
Chow, Baby has had way too much family time lately. Yes, I’m lucky to still have grandparents, but listening to them bemoan the ruinous state of the world is getting, um, old. Yes, Nana, I will double-check that my doors and ...



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So Glad You Could Come

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby wants to par-tay. To dinner par-tay, to be exact, like in the movies, where beautiful people drink champagne and snag exotic cheese bites and hors d’oeuvres from trays held by passing waiters. However, since I live...


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Make Food Not War

CHOW, BABY
I’ve never been much of a hippie — I just don’t care for drum circles or the band Phish. But socially conscious eating I’m for. Maybe dining on locally sourced organic ingredients allows my natural smugness to flourish....



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Royal Pains

CHOW, BABY
Don’t get me wrong; I love my nieces. I just fear for them a little. One is seven and the other is four (I think), and they’ve never been exposed to real food, thanks to Chow, Sister’s penchant for doing the grocery shopp...


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Back to Happy

Fort Worth Weekly
Happy hours don’t usually make me happy. They just make me want to crawl into bed and fall asleep to reruns of the Golden Girls. But when a new friend insisted, I proposed a compromise: We’d go to restaurant bars, where she...



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Other Side of the Apron

CHOW, BABY
Back when I made my living in the food business, I kind of resented Restaurant Week, when local eateries create a prix fixe menu for $35 and donate some of proceeds to charity. I viewed it as amateur night — lots of people wh...


Chubby's challenge burger. Courtesy Chubby's Facebook

Training Table

CHOW, BABY
I love the part in the first Rocky movie, when the title character makes it to the top step of the Philadelphia Art Museum (now know as The Rocky Steps). Sylvester Stallone’s character raises his arms in triumph. Maybe that...



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Boba Me, Baby

CHOW, BABY
I had never understood the appeal of boba tea. Now that I’ve actually tried it I’m in boba lust. (Although I still don’t get the giant globs of tapioca.) My boba quest began by complete accident. In my never-ending search...


Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge's bacon bleu cheese burger.

And Dance by the Light of the Moon

CHOW, BABY
As a teenager, Chow, Baby dreamed of being a rock star. Despite having no musical talent, a singing voice that might attract stray cats, and no discipline for learning to play an instrument, I still spent many a night in front ...