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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...



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Sacrificial Chick

CHOW, BABY
Someone cue Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and pour a 40-ounce malt beverage for Deluxe Bar & Grille –– another victim of the seemingly jinxed spot at 2600 W. 7th St. in Montgomery Plaza. For those keeping c...


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Fill Stomach, Not Cart

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Aren’t those lists on the internet awful? Do we really need to know  “The Top 10 Cities for Buying Porcelain Donkeys” or which states some magazine editor thinks are the most “livable”? Something must be done. Am I s...



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Chow, Lion in the Chow Line

CHOW, BABY
If Chow, Baby had its way, it would dine out almost every night of the week, instead of mostly for lunch and on weekends. Nothing against cooking at home, it’s just that there’s so much to sample in Fort Foodie these days. ...


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Here’s Lookin’ at You, Velvet

CHOW, BABY
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, it had to take over mine. Like Ingrid Bergman sauntering  into Rick’s Café Américain in Casablanca, Velvet Tacos (2700 W. 7th St.) recently waltzed into town and too...



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Tex-Mex-i-burger Treats

CHOW, BABY
There must be some invisible anti-burger barrier on North Main Street from Northside Drive to East Exchange Avenue. There are about a dozen or so restaurants in that stretch, but aside from Byblos Mediterranean Lebanese Restaur...


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Praying for Pizza

CHOW, BABY
A few years ago the restaurants gods apparently decided this city didn’t have enough pizza options. In their infinite wisdom, they bestowed on us, first, Fireside Pies (2949 Crockett St.), with its ambrosial pizza, starters, ...



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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...