Eats

Seoul Satisfying

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby got back from Mardi Gras in New Orleans – yes, things are getting back to normal, thanks for asking.


Overture, Dim the Lights

Chow, Baby
If “soft opening” is a restaurant’s final dress rehearsal, “mock service” is the casting audition. This is where friends and family are invited to dine for free at a soon-to-open restaurant so the ...



In the Loop

Chow, Baby
In the velvet darkness, the blue neon light burns bright at The Loop (404 Airport Fwy. at Brown Trail, Bedford). Unsure which Janet it was playing – Susan Sarandon’s character in The Rocky Horror Picture Show or Jan...


Plate Expectations

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby had one of those semi-panicky, earth-shifting “everything I thought was true is a lie” moments at, of all places, a suburban Best Buy.



And the Wiener Is …

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is a sucker for a silly joke, but until now it never got the name of Slavko Gromovic’s last Chicago-style restaurant, Wieners Take All. It helps to know that in Chicago patois, “wieners” and “...


No Brush, Just Breakfast

Chow, Baby
Another thing Chow, Baby begrudges the Beautiful People for (this continues a life-long rant) is co-opting the word “bedhead” to mean “sexily tousled.” This is in no way an accurate description of mornin...



Couch Potatoes

Chow, Baby
Boy. After decades of dating adventure you finally meet The One, the person you could enjoy the rest of your life with, and with a lovely sense of destiny unfolding you make room in your heart and your life and your fabulous &#...


King of Siam

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby was thrilled to get a visit last week from its father, who prefers camping out around the South to staying in his own Katrina-moldy house.



Get Me Makeup. Lots.

Chow, Baby
If this were a tv series – and don’t think Chow, Baby hasn’t thought about it; it’s got the theme song picked out and everything – this week’s episode would begin with Chow, Baby’s edit...


Come Back Strong

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby fell in with a bad crowd the other night, a group of so-called friends who forced it to use a lampshade as a chapeau and to dance on a tabletop that unfortunately turned out not to be load-bearing. Chow, Baby doesn&#...