Eats

Word-o-Rama

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby learned a new word! Mutabel (aka moutabel, muttabel) is a roasted-eggplant dip that’s a lot like baba ghannouj, except creamier, spicier, and easier to spell. It was one of the delicious sides on Chow, BabyR...


Orange Crush

Jimmy Fowler
A while back, Thanh Thanh Vietnamese Cuisine relocated across East Arkansas Lane from one strip mall to another. They carpeted the new, spacious locale (an old chain drug store), hung a chandelier from the low ceiling, and did ...



Eat Here, Get Gas

Chow, Baby
This is what Chow, Baby gets for trying to be efficient. Having recently gotten the Chowbabymobile’s a/c recharged, Chow, Baby spent last week’s heat wave comfortably cruising around the county looking for places wh...


Classy Comfort

ANTHONY MARIANI
Remember the old days, when walking into a fancy restaurant was like wrapping an angry boa constrictor around your neck? I mean, even in the best mood and the best clothes, the most unflappable non-rich guy was bound to feel a ...



Stranger in a Strange Land

Chow, Baby
This should have been one of those heartwarming little tales in which Chow, Baby happens into a place where it clearly does not belong – awkward! – yet by the end of the evening is leading its new bosom buddies in a...


Cuts Like a Knife

Brian Abrams
The area near the Village at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. has become a dining hot spot pretty much overnight. Recent openings include Paparotti’s Wine Room, a swanky lounge owned by David Rotman, who also owns Café Aspen, the 16-ye...



The Bright Side of Life

Chow, Baby
What a lucky break for Chow, Baby: Just as it dropped the last few pizza pounds from May’s Chicago research trip, a reader insisted on a visit to newly arrived Little Joe’s Famous Chicago Pizza & Restaurant (10...


House of Common

Dan McGraw
For reasons beyond the reaches of mere mortal comprehension, the Houston-based restaurant chain Hospitality USA Management Group thinks there’s some demand in our country for British food. If you’ve ever heard anyone say, ...



Black Thumb

Chow, Baby
Time: 20 minutes after Chow, Baby staggers out of Tom Thumb, reeling at the thought of paying $6.49 for a mini watermelon even if it is seedless. Location: Farmers Market Fort Worth (5507 E. Belknap St.). Chow, Baby: How much i...


Stir It Up

BRIAN ABRAMS
Now that Beto’s American and Caribbean Cuisine is here in town, the craze over Red Stripe beer is finally starting to make sense. As a social lubricant, the Jamaican export is merely so-so. It has a skunky aftertaste, and a s...