Chow, Baby

Gemspotting

Chow, Baby
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

Chow, Baby
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

Chow, Baby
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 ...


Bread Upon the Waters

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Chow, Baby was zooming across the Toledo Bend Reservoir back into Texas when a horrible thought dawned: It had forgotten to eat a muffuletta. How did that happen? 



Rising from the Ashes

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Here’s the thing about Donna Albanese of Piola (3700 Mattison Av.): Every time you see her, she’s gotten more beautiful. Yeah, nice for her and all, but the problem is that we’re talking so many orders of beau...


Ahead to the Past

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You ever go to a Fort Worth Institution like West Side Cafe, or Ol’ South, or Paris Coffee Shop – some place that’s been around 25, 50, maybe 300 years – and think about what they must have been like whe...



Hot Type

Chow, Baby
Because of the economy, Chow, Baby was nine days late paying its March electric bill ($125.34). Nine days, no big deal, maybe they’ll tack on a few bucks for a late penalty.


Three Steps, Part Two

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Yay, it’s the second installment in our occasional series, Chow, Baby’s Three-Step Recipes!!! (The exclamation points are actually part of the name.)



Pennies for Heaven

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Seventeen thousand, four hundred and sixteen. Skipping a dessert here, an appetizer there, that’s how many pennies Chow, Baby managed to save up over the two months since Eddie V’s Prime Seafood opened in the new Mu...


I Sing of Food and the Tiny Purple Chair

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The University of Texas – the real one, in Austin – recently tracked Chow, Baby down again after eight fundraising-free years. Nearly every week now brings an embossed letter from the Dean of Liberal Arts, or a Texa...