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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...


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...