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Can Buy Me Love … at Dinner

CHOW, BABY
As a child of divorced parents, Chow, Baby benefited from some unhealthy parental competition growing up. Apparently, the contest for favorite parent is still raging. Last week, both Chow, Mere and Chow, Daddy took me out for d...


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Fo’ the Love of Pho

CHOW, BABY
A friend of mine made the outrageous assertion that all pho — the popular Vietnamese meat soup — pretty much tastes the same. That’s a bit like saying all hamburgers are created equal or if you’ve had one steak you’ve...



Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

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Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...


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But We Always Go There

CHOW, BABY
This city has about a dozen restaurants that have been here for decades and haven’t put out a good plate of food since Mike Myers was still doing Wayne’s World on Saturday Night Live. I call them mother’s milk restaurants...



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Outside-the-Pub Grub

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There I was sitting at Malone’s Pub, a cozy little bar on the outskirts of downtown that Chow, Baby discovered in its quest for non-smoking taverns, when a man wearing an apron walked up to my table and asked me and my pal if...


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Send Lots More Lox

CHOW, BABY
While living on the East Coast, Chow, Baby developed an affinity for deli food. But in Fort Worth, for years, when I craved salmon gravlax or a pastrami on rye, my non-chain choices were Carshon’s and, well, that’s it. Luck...



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Whine and Spirits

CHOW, BABY
The folks at Portofino Italian Grill (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.) need an exorcist, fast. When you make the decision to open yet another eatery in a location where the ghosts of several other joints are still hovering, the new place...


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Moby Empanada

CHOW, BABY
Call me Chow, Baby.  I felt like I was chasing a white whale, but all I wanted to do was try the pork empanadas ($8.95) at Paco & John’s (1116 8th Ave.). I had seen the dish listed a while back on the little chalkboard m...



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F(r)oodian Analysis

CHOW, BABY
There I was on my therapist’s couch, wondering aloud how my unhealthy relationship with food got started. “Most of my fond foodie memories involve a safe place or a time in my life when I was carefree,” I said. “Like wh...


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Foodies in the Movies

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Chow, Baby often sees its life as a movie. Imagine Mystic Pizza if it was told from the food critic’s perspective instead of that of the waitstaff and restaurant owner. I often find myself doing that on Chow, Baby outings: Th...