Eats

Vice Squad

Chow, Baby
Here in the land of ribs, fajitas, and chicken-fried, Chow, Baby can understand that it’s hard to be a good Lentenite, which may explain why so many people wimp out with lame sacrifices like chocolate, cigarettes, alcohol...


Pies in the Sky

Chad’s Pizza and Burgers in Weatherford is trying to bring fresh food to the fast-food-loving masses.
Peter Gorman
Anybody who grew up in New York, Philly, Chi-Town, or Jersey will tell you that once you move anywhere else, you’ve got to give up your appreciation for pizza.



Oooh, Mama, That’s Tasty

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby was very excited a few years back to learn about umami, the “fifth taste,” rounding out salty, sour, sweet, and bitter.


The Italian Job

Chasing down Bobby Albanese is worth the effort.
Jimmy Fowler
Just who does restaurateur Bobby Albanese think he is?



Hey Baby, What’s Your Sign

Chow, Baby
The Year of the Rat begins Thursday, and according to Chow, Baby’s extensive knowledge of Chinese astrology (20 minutes each at Wikipedia, astrology.com, and the U.S. Post Office, where Chow, Baby bought a sheet of pretty...


Simple Shogun

The newly opened Ronin Sushi and Sake isn’t fancy, just fabulous.
Jimmy Fowler
A fearsome black bust of a horn-helmeted samurai glares out from an alcove near the sushi bar of the recently opened Ronin Sushi and Sake in Montgomery Plaza.



The Empire Strikes Back

Chow, Baby
Ooh! Ooh! You’ll never guess who Chow, Baby ran into! Guess! Guess! Here’s a hint: Joaquim “Kim” Gameiro, who used to own the fabulous Portuguese Café up on Boat Club Road!


Double Chens

Though this classic Chinese buffet may argue otherwise, fill up at your waistline’s peril.
Jimmy Fowler
With the current public health crusade against chubbiness, it’s only a matter of time before that quintessential American institution – the Chinese buffet – earns the same sordid reputation as a Prohibition-er...



No Sharing in Heaven

Chow, Baby
Of the many, or at least the several, benefits of being in a committed relationship, surely the most vital is being socially approved to eat off each other’s plates.


Batter Up the Bayou

The fried Cajun delights come on furiously but not fast at Mary’s.
Peter Gorman
Out on East Belknap Street, past Little Vietnam, is an odd little restaurant in a freestanding single-story building that’s previously been home to a Long John Silver’s and a Mason Chicken & Sea Food, among oth...