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Wasted Away Again?

CHOW, BABY
I thought I was having an acid flashback when I wandered into 3 Parrots Taco Shop (8737 Benbrook Blvd.) in Benbrook, one of two 3 Parrots in North Texas and one of three overall. (A Granbury location recently closed.) The place...


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I’d Like to Devour You — But Not at the Table

CHOW, BABY
There I was, sitting in the tiny dining room of Benito’s Taqueria (1904 Hemphill St.) — not to be confused with Benito’s Mexican Cuisine on Magnolia — and two people outside were all over each other. I’m not talking a...



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Pump Up the Pacific

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As my mother often says, I was born early and that’s the last time that ever happened. I was meeting a friend for lunch at Pacific Table (1600 S. University Dr., Ste. 601), Fort Worth’s newest seafood eatery, set in the for...


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Can Buy Me Love … at Dinner

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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

CHOW, BABY
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...