Chow, Baby

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

Chow, Baby
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

Chow, Baby
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.


Off the Track

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby couldn’t quite make sense of Jack’s Off the Wall, the new casual-hangout bar slash gourmet restaurant slash live-music venue that took over the Pedro’s Trailer Park space at 2731 White Settlement Rd...



Say Ahhh

Chow, Baby
Dr. Sugar Police has gotten much crankier over the years that Chow, Baby’s been seeing him for annual-or-so physicals. Old motto: “If you keep eating like that, you’re going to get diabetes.” New motto: ...


Flower of the South

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s master plan for the Austin-ification of Magnolia Avenue is coming along nicely. This is the plan whereby Chow, Baby does no actual work itself (like all of Chow, Baby’s plans), but merely through hard w...



They Call It Mellow Mushroom

Chow, Baby
Sure, Chow, Baby is tempted to over-analogize Mellow Mushroom, the Atlanta-based pizza chain that recently opened a Fort Worth branch (3455 Bluebonnet Circle), with Donovan’s flower-power 1967 hit “Mellow Yellow....


Cold Fusion

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby would have to be heavily bribed to go to a place self-described as “Northeast Arlington’s ultra-contemporary restaurant lounge,” and that’s pretty much what happened.