Chow, Baby

Late in the Hip Parade

Chow, Baby
Not picking on any one place in particular, but Chow, Baby is beginning to suffer from hip-sushi-joint fatigue. In now-and-then doses they’re exciting and fun, but en masse they’re sensory-overwhelming, like a TNT m...


License to Pho

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Chow, Baby wasn’t going to make a big deal out of its birthday this year, but the Texas Department of Public Safety sure did. Instead of renewing its expiring driver’s license online (and keeping that flattering dec...



Rise & Whine

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New rule: No more eating at places whose front-door “Help Wanted” sign appears to be a permanent fixture.


Stalking Ian

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First let Chow, Baby clarify that its fondness for Café Modern’s sous chef is based solely on personal and professional respect, and has nothing to do with the fact that he’s so darn cute.



Office Suite

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Here’s a fun thing to do next time you get maddeningly stuck in traffic on East Loop 820, which for Chow, Baby is every single time it gets on East Loop 820: Pop off at Trinity Boulevard, cruise around the 97-acre Riverbe...


Food (Like Fame) Is Fleeting

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No question about it, Chow, Baby has the best job in the world. (Ha-ha.) But sometimes the grass seems greener on the other side of the cubicle wall.



Putting Money Where the Mouth Is

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Boy, it’s been a long time since we’ve had an installment of “Eateries Near Thrifteries,” the occasional series in which Chow, Baby fuels up at delicious dives before an afternoon digathon through staine...


Vice Squad

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Here in the land of ribs, fajitas, and chicken-fried, Chow, Baby can understand that it’s hard to be a good Lentenite, which may explain why so many people wimp out with lame sacrifices like chocolate, cigarettes, alcohol...



Oooh, Mama, That’s Tasty

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Chow, Baby was very excited a few years back to learn about umami, the “fifth taste,” rounding out salty, sour, sweet, and bitter.


Hey Baby, What’s Your Sign

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The Year of the Rat begins Thursday, and according to Chow, Baby’s extensive knowledge of Chinese astrology (20 minutes each at Wikipedia, astrology.com, and the U.S. Post Office, where Chow, Baby bought a sheet of pretty...