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Scarfin’ at the Oldies

CHOW, BABY
There’s an authenticity problem in this city’s restaurant scene. There are so many shiny new restaurants popping up, I often feel starved for a place that isn’t situated in an urban village, flanked by 10 places that look...


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Get Better Fast

CHOW, BABY
It wasn’t that long ago you’d go to the Near Southside only for a doctor’s appointment or a chicken-fried steak from Massey’s. These days Mad-Nolia is home to the city’s best assemblage of restaurants, and the hits ju...



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Skipping Nonna’s: Insanity

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby only lasted two days on the P90X workout program. I’m insane enough without feeling that particular burn. I’ve Tae Bo’d, boot-camped, Pilateed, and even Prancersized. A small herd of workout machines is collect...


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Pho-ing with the Oldie

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There appears to be a language barrier between me and my oldest niece. She got a cell phone for her 14th birthday, and OMG, she’s gone hashtag cray cray (crazy) with the txtng (texting). I have to look up all of her abbreviat...



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Almost Heaven

Fort Worth Weekly
I was eating my second meal in as many days at AF+B (2869 Crockett St.) when it occurred to me that we could be experiencing the peak of the Fort Worth restaurant scene at this very moment. Since the page turned to 2014, I’ve...


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Feats of Clay

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby used to spend a lot of time at Lambert’s Steak, Seafood, & Whiskey (2731 White Settlement Rd.) and was sad when it closed in March 2012. It was my go-to restaurant bar. I loved the staff, the Texas bric-a-brac,...



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Resolution: Avoid Mount Everest

CHOW, BABY
My New Year’s resolution isn’t going well so far. The plan was to stop eating like a stoned teenager and get my lazy bones on a treadmill every now and again. Apparently my willpower is stuck in 2013, when my goals were to ...


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Everything Is Permitted

CHOW, BABY
Warning: Reading this column might trigger serious envy in those with shellfish allergies. Have an EpiPen handy. Chow, Baby is like the William S. Burroughs of mollusks. I’m an insatiable junkie with a penchant for depravity ...



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Flight Plans

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby is into trying new things, both at restaurants and in this column space. With that in mind, I present the first ever “choose your own adventure” column. Just follow the directions and move me like a chess piece i...


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A Year in the ’Sphere

CHOW, BABY
Another year of stuffing my face has passed, and I’m psyched about what 2014 has in store for my picky palate.  (I’m less enthusiastic about having to remember it’s a new year every time I have to write down the date.) T...