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Chow, Baby

A Little Sharp on the Cool Key

Chow, Baby
You knew this would happen – that all year long, every time Chow, Baby spotted a new cupcakerie or pear-and-brisket dish, it would crow “I called that! In my New Year’s predictions column, I said that would ha...


There, There, Cher

Chow, Baby
No matter how old you are, there still comes that special kind of bad day when you just want your mommy – or more specifically, your mommy’s cooking. Personalized comfort food. Unfortunately for Chow, Baby’s b...



The Fire Is So Delightful

Chow, Baby
Jeez, everybody gets so freaked out about the “wind chill factor.” That’s all Chow, Baby heard last week: “Ooh, it’s only 14 degrees outside – with the wind chill factor.” “ItR...


Lucky at Lunch

Chow, Baby
“And with diners cutting back on pricey dinners, we’ll see more lunch deals at expensive restaurants.” That was cut from an early draft of last week’s trends column, because Chow, Baby thought it merited...



Cross My Palm with a Fried Egg

Chow, Baby
It’s a near-mandate that a writer’s end-of-year column has to be on one of three topics, each a cinch to whip out so we can leave early to be with our real or imagined families. For “The Year’s Top 10,&#...


Don’t Know Much about History

Chow, Baby
From the company’s web site: “5 & Diner [522 Lincoln Square, Arlington] is a 50′s-style Diner restaurant concept offering tasty food and fun in a casual, family-friendly environment … .  The concep...



Better Than a Sharp Stick in Your Eye

Chow, Baby
Man, this new color-coded, sortable Places to Eat List rocks. Chow, Baby, who is building a new bookcase even though it’s not really allowed to play with power tools, had to take a minor boo-boo to its fave doc-in-the-box...


The Lights are Brighter

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has always accepted the premise that “atmosphere” (however you reckon it: décor, lighting, music volume) counts a lot toward the dining experience. But the exact contribution has never been clear.



Color Me Hungry

Chow, Baby
As everyone who does things knows, sometimes you have too many things to do. In such cases you could, theoretically, buckle down and tackle the items one by one. Or you could gain a feeling of control by spending hours or even ...


Off to the Races

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby isn’t sure which is more surprising: that there’s such a thing as a horse masseuse, or that Chow, Baby has lived in Fort Worth for all these years and is only now finding out that there’s such a thi...