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Chow, Baby
Because of the economy, Chow, Baby was nine days late paying its March electric bill ($125.34). Nine days, no big deal, maybe they’ll tack on a few bucks for a late penalty.

Time and Plates

Welcome to Vickery Café, where they’ve been dishing out home cooking (though under a couple of different names) for 35 years and counting.

Three Steps, Part Two

Chow, Baby
Yay, it’s the second installment in our occasional series, Chow, Baby’s Three-Step Recipes!!! (The exclamation points are actually part of the name.)

C’est La Vie

The Vault’s Jean Michele Sakouhi isn’t fretting the hard times. Restaurateur Jean Michele Sakouhi is characteristically Gallic about the current economic climate. The French are known to take all kinds of news ̵...

Pennies for Heaven

Chow, Baby
Seventeen thousand, four hundred and sixteen. Skipping a dessert here, an appetizer there, that’s how many pennies Chow, Baby managed to save up over the two months since Eddie V’s Prime Seafood opened in the new Mu...

Big D

Habanero’s Grill and Cantina, unrelated to the two-restaurant chain in San Antonio, occupies prime real estate in Stockyards Station, past Hunter Brothers’ H3 Ranch and beyond the Riscky’s empire of barbecue a...

Iron Cheffing

One of the perks of eating and writing about it is that occasionally someone taps you to do something fabulous like judge what I like to call Iron Chef Fort Worth.

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...

Slicing, Dicing

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...