Chow, Baby

The Eating Is Easy

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has figured out many of the important seasonal changes – Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, yeah yeah) decorations go up before Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras imbibing begins as soon as the New Year’s hangove...


Boobie Traps

Chow, Baby
Hard to admit, but Chow, Baby had never heard the term “breastaurants” before last week. Never once been to a Hooters, not even “just for the famous wings.” Never been to Bone Daddy’s, either ̵...



Pho Consolation

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Just as an analogy, say your beloved accidentally shattered your killer-cool vintage-retro atomic-starburst hors d’oeuvres platter, which you now realize is your absolute favorite serving piece of all time. So naturally y...


Pho Consolation

Chow, Baby
Just as an analogy, say your beloved accidentally shattered your killer-cool vintage-retro atomic-starburst hors d’oeuvres platter, which you now realize is your absolute favorite serving piece of all time. So naturally y...



I Read the News Today. Oh Boy.

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Somehow, probably by signing up for it, Chow, Baby got on the e-mailing list for the trade rag Nation’s Restaurant News. It’s mostly business-side snooze about boring chains (“Cracker Barrel Net Jumps 14% in 3...


Five Easy Pieces

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1. Latin super-chicken. Guatemala-based Pollo Campero (2830 S.H. 121 at Glade Rd., Euless) is sort of like KFC, except that this chicken is fresh-cooked and delicious: lightly spiced, crispy skin holding in the juices so that e...



Wayward Sage

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Back in, what, 2004, Café Panache in Hurst was one of Chow, Baby’s favorite restaurants, though after five years it doesn’t recall specifically why. Probably had something to do with the food, because when chef Sag...


Gemspotting

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If a taqueria has a taco-plate deal on Wednesdays, you can bet Chow, Baby will stop by on a Thursday to hear all about it. If a homecooking joint prepares their deliciously tender pot roast with cute little carrots and new pota...



Lighten Up

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Some restaurants are inverters: You arrive in a bad mood, and they quickly turn your frown upside down. Some are amplifiers: You arrive in a bad mood, and they straightaway make it infinitely worse. (Personally, Chow, Baby woul...


The Lights Are Much Brighter

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When Fizzi closed down a couple of years ago, there was a vicious rumor circling that T.G.I. Friday’s was interested in the space, at 4th and Commerce streets. Chow, Baby couldn’t get the Thurston Howell III-voiced ...