Chow, Baby

The Latest, the Greatest

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Like most people, Chow, Baby is vulnerable to the recency effect, a cognitive-recall bias that over-credits the new, as in “Wow, this meal I’m having right now is the greatest [or worst or other superlative] of my e...


You Snooze, They Lose

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Chow, Baby has lived on Fort Worth’s East Side for seven happy years now, but only the other day did it realize: What a strange choice for a professional eater.



Prisoner of Love

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In tribute to the writer Donald E. Westlake, who died late last year, Chow, Baby is re-reading all 100-plus of his pulp, crime, and comic-caper novels. It’s now up to 1974′s Help I Am Being Held Prisoner, one of the...


The Potato Dumpling Gang

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Admittedly, Chow, Baby was bursting with crankiness way before it arrived at Greenwood’s German Restaurant (3522 Bluebonnet Circle). But that’s no excuse for the many grievous insults it suffered, starting with not ...



Goodwill Hunting

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Chow, Baby got a press release the other day from Goodwill’s public relations department announcing the opening of its newest superstore (2100 Altamesa Blvd. at Crowley Rd.). Goodwill has a PR department?


Noooo Reservations

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You don’t generally think of Fort Worth as a city focused on immediate gratification, a place like New York or New Orleans where your every sensual need can be met on demand on just about any street corner. But to Chow, B...



Sticky Questions

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Chow, Baby has been musing about – no, not breasts again, unfortunately, just disposable chopsticks. The background on this is that whenever the leftovers fridge gets depleted, *5 on the speed-dial summons the King Wok de...


Ya Too Rude

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The couple seated behind Chow, Baby at Jamaica Gates (1020 W. Arkansas Ln., Arlington) was explaining their dietary needs to wonderful server Maribet: no curry, no jerk seasoning, no peppers (not even bell), no spice or spicine...



The Eating Is Easy

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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

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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 ̵...