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Amateurs at Your Service

Chow, Baby
Back when Chow, Baby was a server at a fine-dining place, I always viewed Valentine’s Day as amateur night. Except for the wealthy, the financially irresponsible, and those of us with expense accounts, it’s the one night a ...


Clay Pigeon

Birds of Clay

Chow, Baby
I still get teary-eyed every time I walk into Clay Pigeon Food and Drink (2731 White Settlement Rd.), Chef Marcus Paslay’s outstanding scratch kitchen a few blocks north of the Mc7th development. I visited the building’s pr...



Le Cep

One Too Many Courses

Chow, Baby
I’m not sure there’s a new restaurant I’ve looked forward to trying more than Le Cep (3324 W. 7th St.). Chef Sandra Avila’s haute modern French menu has been universally showered with praise since it recently opened on ...


Mi Cocula

Miraculous Mi Cocula

Chow, Baby
I recently found myself hanging out around Camp Bowie West, a part of town I refer to as “The Oil Change District,” looking for a bite. I needed somewhere within walking distance of the Discount Tire near the Benbrook traff...



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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...