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Going the Extra Smile

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In the two years since the founding of J.R.’s Steakhouse (5400 Hwy. 121, Colleyville), buzz has been building about its fireplace-graced bar/lounge with live jazz, its well-considered wine list, and its inspired not-just-...


Got to Have Friends

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With much to eat and do, Chow, Baby had its day scheduled to the minute. And you know what the gods say to that: Smackdown. First Chow, Baby’s lunch date bailed at the last minute – what’s the point of even ha...



Wacky Tobacky, Knobby Kabob

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Though Narah Café (2896 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Dalworthington Gardens) has been open just a few months, many have already fallen for its charms: friendly service, languid coffeehouse atmosphere, and slick (if a bit too bright) déc...


New Aquaintance, Ne’er Forgot

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Good news, everyone: Chow, Baby’s standard Fresh New Year column – mourning the neato restaurants that have closed over the previous year and bitching y’all out for not supporting them – won’t work...



Spaghetti alla Carbonara alla Chow, Baby

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Serves 4 (See note 1) Enough olive oil to just cover the bottom of your favorite skillet About the same amount of butter 4 ounces pancetta, diced 2 1 pound spaghetti 3, 4 5 egg yolks 5 Lots of grated pecorino Romano 6 Freshly g...


Fiesta for the Rest of Us

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It took a while, but Chow, Baby finally finished off the liter bottle of Mexican vanilla that it got last year at a supermercado in Zacatecas. (You know, this stuff is really good in coffee.



The Chefs Must Be Crazy

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In an episode of Chow, Baby’s favorite cartoon show, The Tick, one of the superhero’s punny cohorts is gearing up to battle evil: “This looks like a job for Bipolar Bear! … But I just can’t seem to...


Never Saw Such a Sausage

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Chow, Baby’s whole house has that heavenly bouquet of smoke, the kind that signals the very best Texas barbecue. True, most of the aroma is due to the fact that Chow, Baby forgot to open the chimney damper last week when ...



Hell Freezes Over

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For a variety of reasons that seem stupid now, Chow, Baby thought it would be a good idea to visit some of the area’s popular chain restaurants. For one, it had already dreamed up that neat headline.


No Joy for Love

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Editor’s note: Chow, Baby, en route to the Big Easy for a holiday visit, asked fellow columnist Last Call to deliver some bad news from the Big Apple.