Chow, Baby

Word-o-Rama

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby learned a new word! Mutabel (aka moutabel, muttabel) is a roasted-eggplant dip that’s a lot like baba ghannouj, except creamier, spicier, and easier to spell. It was one of the delicious sides on Chow, BabyR...


Eat Here, Get Gas

Chow, Baby
This is what Chow, Baby gets for trying to be efficient. Having recently gotten the Chowbabymobile’s a/c recharged, Chow, Baby spent last week’s heat wave comfortably cruising around the county looking for places wh...



Stranger in a Strange Land

Chow, Baby
This should have been one of those heartwarming little tales in which Chow, Baby happens into a place where it clearly does not belong – awkward! – yet by the end of the evening is leading its new bosom buddies in a...


The Bright Side of Life

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What a lucky break for Chow, Baby: Just as it dropped the last few pizza pounds from May’s Chicago research trip, a reader insisted on a visit to newly arrived Little Joe’s Famous Chicago Pizza & Restaurant (10...



Black Thumb

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Time: 20 minutes after Chow, Baby staggers out of Tom Thumb, reeling at the thought of paying $6.49 for a mini watermelon even if it is seedless. Location: Farmers Market Fort Worth (5507 E. Belknap St.). Chow, Baby: How much i...


Bar Sinister

Chow, Baby
Cachonga’s (4255 Camp Bowie Blvd.) reopened a couple of weeks ago after a few dark days of internal strife, and Chow, Baby is mostly glad. The food is as skillfully prepared as ever, though Cachonga’s subhead, ̶...



Kissing the Pink

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Hoo, Chow, Baby is glad that for once it looked around before it leapt. Last week it was all set to proclaim that the cheeseburger it’d had at Miller’s Bar while vacationing in beautiful Dearborn, Mich., was the bes...


Research in Motion

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Oh, the places Chow, Baby has been! And the foodstuffs it devoured! Chow, Baby’s summer research tour – 49 eateries in 10 days, a personal best – yielded plenty of useful and hence tax-deductible info.



Taverna on the Square

Chow, Baby
Here’s how a good manager-type does it: First of all, she’s constantly scanning the room, so she notices when seated-long-ago customers start getting fidgety. She brings water over herself and offers to take the cus...


Lost in Translation

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s command of other languages is pretty much restricted to meal ordering, and that only if the dish names don’t have verbs.