Chow, Baby
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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...


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Sense Off

CHOW, BABY
I gave my server at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill (2455 Forest Park Blvd.) my 50 percent-off coupon, and she dutifully stuck it in a drawer and thanked me. I couldn’t help but feel I’d done something shameful. After all, I got ...



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Just Mad About Saffron

CHOW, BABY
Paella is one of my favorite things to cook, eat, and just think about. So I recently set out to write the definitive paella guide for Fort Worth. Turns out, it would be a very short book. The good news is, the versions I found...


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Let’s Boot the Brits off the Island

CHOW, BABY
TV announcer’s voice: “Two Fort Worth restaurants appeared on gimmicky fix-my-restaurant shows. One show promised to fix the place’s concept and menu, and the other documented the restaurant competing with a Dallas barbec...



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The Rocket Recommends

CHOW, BABY
I just assume everyone else anthropomorphizes their cars. My chariot, the Korean rocket (she’ll also answer to Rocky and K-Rock) knows me pretty well. So when it’s time to go food exploring, I just hold the wheel and let he...


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Sic Transit Gloria Foodie

CHOW, BABY
For the last week or so, Chow Baby has been moping around like Eeyore with serious first-world problems. That’s the phrase that Chow, Niece taught me when I was moaning about how cruel it was that Siri, the tiny sedate-soundi...



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Hangin’, Old School

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby used to love the Flying Tomato pizza joint in Denton. The pie wasn’t that great, but it was everything I loved about a college hangout. There was always a band working for tips and pizza, a few obnoxious but harmle...


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Endless Boulevard

CHOW, BABY
I felt like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone titled “All Roads Lead to Ridglea.” There I was, back in that Westside ’hood, for like, the 10th day in a row. I don’t live or work near there. It must have been food...