Chow, Baby

Revisitation Rights

Chow, Baby
Other than weight gain, heartburn, and permanently food-stained shirts, the only drawback to Chow, Baby’s job is that the constant hunger for the new and unusual means it rarely revisits old favorites.


Kings of Queen Cities

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Fresh-painted and grime-free, Buffalo Bros. (3015 S. University Dr.) nonetheless feels less like a college bar than a blue-collar beer joint designed for the average Joe Bob, with shadowy lighting, taciturn customers (most drin...



Cef Zambrano

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Chow, Baby’s newest crush is sommelier Cef Zambrano, the Rat Pack-suave proprietor of his eponymous wine cellar/bistro/classy hangout at 910 Houston St. and possessor of the softest hands in town.


When Worlds Collide

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Before Chow, Baby can explain how putting a Copeland’s in Southlake Town Square’s Hilton Hotel violates the most basic laws of nature, it must first introduce a vocabulary word.



The Big Buck Stops Here

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Chow, Baby will put its love of adventure and sense of direction up against anybody’s – except when it comes to Grapevine. (And maybe Arlington Heights.) The problem is paradoxical: Chow, Baby doesn’t know its...


Seventh Heaven

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Chow, Baby was preparing to give Bobby Albanese a piece of its mind. The successful restaurateur – in this industry, “successful” means that one of the Albanese brothers’ six previous restaurants (Ruffin...



Far North by Northwest

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Cruising weather has finally arrived, time to scope out and bitch about all the new housing developments with stupid “Something Woodsy at Something Zoological Something Watery”-type names and restaurant chains with ...


Bowl o’ Red — or White

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Figuring that it’s never too late in life to become a wine snob, Chow, Baby hit the 2007 People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during Grapevine’s GrapeFest, Sept. 13-16. If you’re wondering why you’...



Journal of American BBQ

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Chow, Baby felt quite cleansed after last year’s Yom Kippur column (“My Name Is Chow, Baby,” Sept. 27, 2006), in which it revisited and reconciled with restaurants it might have been (OK, was) unfair to, and h...


On the Street Where We Eat

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Chow, Baby’s answer to “What would your dream foodie day consist of?” is the same as most everybody’s: Central Market and a zillion dollars.