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Eat Here … You Know the Rest

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby doesn’t know what it was thinking. Sometimes an idea for a dining column ends up more like material for a horror story. Such was the case when I decided to eat exclusively at gas stations for a week — I lasted on...


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No Ragin’, Just Cajun

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby developed a passion for Cajun cuisine as a college student. During my once-frequent trips to the Big Easy, while my friends were trying to drink Bourbon Street dry, I took more of an interest in the dark, intense sau...



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Welcome Melting Pot

CHOW, BABY
Saturday was going great until my party of six was turned away by a local eatery because it was half an hour before closing. Apparently the restaurant’s listed hours apply only when the staff has nothing better to do. I’ll ...


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Battered Memories

CHOW, BABY
Part of what’s cool about Chow, Baby’s restaurant critic gig is that I have an excuse to stop at all of those little eateries that have been there so long they just blend into the scenery. I’ve passed by Jesus BBQ (810 S....



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Beer-ology

CHOW, BABY
Wine-and beer-tasting dinners are just not Chow, Baby’s thing. Having a thoughtful selection of drinks with dinner is great. Providing some education for the burgeoning class of foodies is fine. But the last thing I want to d...


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Can We Talk?

CHOW, BABY
These days the internet is polluted with angry listicles like “10 Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender,” and “How to Make Your Server Hate You.” Sure, diners and bar customers should know a certain amount of etiquette, but I...



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One Oldie, One Goodie

CHOW, BABY
The two sides of Chow, Baby’s family could not be more different. Dad’s side is all Texas — his parents survived the Depression in Aubrey and have never really come to terms with the fact that it’s over. Mom’s side is...


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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...