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Pickled on the Plaza

CHOW, BABY
Taco Diner (156 W. 4th St.) and I got off on the wrong foot. It wasn’t all their fault. Sitting on the patio of Sundance Square’s newish taco joint, I couldn’t decide what was scarier: the mostly unsupervised children pla...


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You Can Go Home Again

CHOW, BABY
Dear Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant & Ancho Chile Bar (3413 W. 7th St.), It’s been too long, my old friend. How have you been? I still fondly remember those crazy nights I used to spend at your bar, sipping wine by the fi...



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Little Remains

CHOW, BABY
I was devastated when Chef Jesus Garcia left Little Lilly Sushi (6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 12) a few months ago and moved out of state. He wasn’t just a creative force in the kitchen. He was like an ambassador for the place...


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So Many Tables, So Little Time

CHOW, BABY
It seems like a lot of my favorite restaurants in town haven’t been around very long. It could be that the new places are just the latest shiny objects dangled in front of my short attention span, but I don’t think so. My t...



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Ramen-arama

CHOW, BABY
Back in Chow, Baby’s college days, it slurped down more than its share of ramen noodles. I used to buy them for 50 cents a pack, toss in a little soy and sriracha sauce, and — voilà! A meal fit for a broke, dateless Englis...


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A Foodie Walks Into a Tapas Bar …

CHOW, BABY
Are we on the verge of another tapas craze? Several years ago, every eatery in town came up with a “small plates” menu. Tapas fever didn’t last long, but it left its mark. Plenty of restaurants still serve the small dishe...



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Color it Meaty, Matey

CHOW, BABY
Growing up, I used up more than a few crayons on those coloring pages that restaurants hand out to keep kids quiet. The one that hung on the Chow, Family fridge the longest was of something called Burger Town, showing a lush ki...


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Take a Left at the Water Cooler

CHOW, BABY
I couldn’t find West Fork Grill (1200 Summit Ave, Ste. 100) the first time I went. A friend had invited me to lunch there, and I assumed it was in a stand-alone building or a shopping center. At the very least, I thought it w...



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Heeere’s the Beef

CHOW, BABY
A lot of restaurants in town are sorta kinda socially responsible — as long as it suits their needs. Maybe the chef buys from local producers or offers an organic, grass-fed something or another. Perhaps there’s a “health...


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Eat Your Dessert and Save It Too

CHOW, BABY
My friend who manages a prominent downtown restaurant was having the opposite of a sugar rush. Call it a sugar bummer. The reason: the decline of dessert-eating. He blamed the plummeting pastry profits at his place (sadness mak...