Eats

I Sing of Food and the Tiny Purple Chair

Chow, Baby
The University of Texas – the real one, in Austin – recently tracked Chow, Baby down again after eight fundraising-free years. Nearly every week now brings an embossed letter from the Dean of Liberal Arts, or a Texa...


Lovely Bones

Chow, Baby
For some reason, a lot of people (two people) have recently asked about the difference between American Chinese and Chinese Chinese cuisine. Here’s Chow, Baby’s rule of thumb: Chinese Chinese, lots of bones; America...



Hallmark Pass

Chow, Baby
Many of Chow, Baby’s favorite holiday rituals fall in February, beginning with repeated viewings of that great existential masterpiece, Groundhog Day, with its dazzling treatment of Nietzsche’s concept of eternal re...


Slicing, Dicing

JIMMY FOWLER
Ricki Epstein has two culinary alter egos, and never the twain shall meet. By night, she runs a catering company that does big-deal events, offering delicacies like smoked salmon cigars, artichoke mini-quiches, and spinach sala...



Three Days of the Corn Soup

Chow, Baby
King Wok (817-492-0088, limited Eastside delivery area) opened in November in the former Rickshaw Chinese Restaurant space in the small shopping strip at Woodhaven Boulevard and I-30, though for some reason Chow, Baby didn̵...


Golden Oldie

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Maybe you’re still stinging from the hit your wallet took in 2008. Or maybe you’ve vowed to shop at locally owned businesses as much as possible this year, to keep more of your money in the 817. Either way, you̵...



Three Days of the Corn Soup

Chow, Baby
King Wok (817-492-0088, limited Eastside delivery area) opened in November in the former Rickshaw Chinese Restaurant space in the small shopping strip at Woodhaven Boulevard and I-30, though for some reason Chow, Baby didn̵...


Golden Oldie

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Maybe you’re still stinging from the hit your wallet took in 2008. Or maybe you’ve vowed to shop at locally owned businesses as much as possible this year, to keep more of your money in the 817. Either way, you̵...



Neighborhood Watch

Chow, Baby
It was with great wariness that Chow, Baby approached Southern Recipes Grill (2715 N. Collins, Arlington). This pretty stand-alone building is the former home of Jango’s, which several years ago left such a bad taste in C...


Stir It Up

JIMMY FOWLER
Barbara Renfro, the 54-year-old executive chef at Arlington’s Jamaica Gates restaurant, was born and raised in a suburban section of the Jamaican parish of Portland, located on the island’s northern coast. Renfro wa...