Chow, Baby

A Hill of Beans, Please

Chow, Baby
There’s a pretty interesting backstory to the newly resurrected Pit Barbecue (702 N. Henderson St.). But you can ask one of the friendly counter guys about that, or read it on the back of the menu, because Chow, Baby want...


Cutting the Tension with a Fork

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Chow, Baby adores its friends Smiley and Mr. B., but they do have one flaw. Feature, sorry, Chow, Baby meant to say “feature”: They’re marvelous legmen, with a talent for spotting nifty new restaurants.



Not Kidding Around

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Apparently lamb is the new crème brûlée – a dish Chow, Baby had never thought much about until one day the light hits the plate just right (with that holy-choir “ahhhh” sound), and then Chow, Baby absolutel...


When Irish Eyes Are Crying

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Let’s deal with the Burning Question first: Yes, Guinness tastes better in Ireland. Amazingly better. Part of this is simply freshness, explained the publican at Mulligan’s, which is a mile or two from the Dublin br...



City on the Edge of Forever

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Normally in May, Chow, Baby embarks on its big spring vacation, which for IRS purposes is known as global-cuisine research.


He’s a Claun

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Sorry to channel Andy Rooney, but it seems like the definition of “appointment” has changed in the last few years. Used to be so simple: Make an 11:30 a.m. date with a doctor; explain the problem; rag on the doc for...



High Steaks

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Here’s Chow, Baby and its conflicting loyalties standing smack in the middle of Main Street. On the west side of the street is the legendary Del Frisco’s (812 Main St.), one of Chow, Baby’s top exhibits when b...


Where the Boys Aren’t

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Lunching at Lambert’s (2731 White Settlement Rd.) last week, Chow, Baby was reminded of that advice-column staple, the woman just turned 30 who’s complaining that she’s tired of flaky, flashy bad boys and is r...



Late in the Hip Parade

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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...