Chow, Baby
Social House

Social-ability

Chow, Baby
Remember the hype around Brownstone when it opened in 2010? You would have thought Top Chef hottie Casey Thompson had ridden in on a winged horse and built the West 7th district all by herself. Lost in all of the hype (but appa...


Thirteen Pies

Still Good Luck

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is always open to new experiences. It is after all my job to go check out new eateries and flutter down the culinary coal mine. But I wasn’t sure whether a change in ownership qualified Thirteen Pies (2949 Crockett...



The Yosefs

Enfolding New Experiences

Chow, Baby
I was so embarrassed. I took a friend to Samson’s Market Bistro (4307 Camp Bowie Blvd.), Fort Worth’s only Ethiopian eatery, and he did the unthinkable: He asked for a fork and a plate. In the hierarchy of cultural faux pas...


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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...