Clay Pot Luck

Samwon Garden, possibly Tarrant County’s first all-Korean restaurant, makes for a nice introduction to the land’s spicy fare.
Jimmy Fowler
During a recent dinner at Samwon Garden on Fort Worth’s South Side, a moment occurred that reinforced just how cool living in America can be: As the plates were being served, an electro-pop boy-band ballad began cooing out of...

New Aquaintance, Ne’er Forgot

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Good news, everyone: Chow, Baby’s standard Fresh New Year column – mourning the neato restaurants that have closed over the previous year and bitching y’all out for not supporting them – won’t work...

When in Rome …

Chow, Baby didn’t have to go to Italy to find the perfect pasta dish. But what the heck.
Chow, Baby
Something’s been bothering Chow, Baby for quite some time now: spaghetti carbonara.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara alla Chow, Baby

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Serves 4 (See note 1) Enough olive oil to just cover the bottom of your favorite skillet About the same amount of butter 4 ounces pancetta, diced 2 1 pound spaghetti 3, 4 5 egg yolks 5 Lots of grated pecorino Romano 6 Freshly g...

Wavy Gravy

As a result of its health-conscious ’tude, Mellow Mushroom churns out unique, tasty finger food, um, dude.
Even though Mellow Mushroom has been open only about eight months, its dreadful service is already legendary.

Fiesta for the Rest of Us

Chow, Baby
It took a while, but Chow, Baby finally finished off the liter bottle of Mexican vanilla that it got last year at a supermercado in Zacatecas. (You know, this stuff is really good in coffee.

Fat Tuesday Every Day

Pierre’s Mardi Gras Café is no bigger than a breadbox but serves up great homemade Creole food.
Peter Gorman
It might have been the sparkling day, or maybe the phase of the moon, but whatever it was made me trek 45 minutes from home in Joshua to Euless to try a tiny Creole kitchen named Pierre’s Mardi Gras Café.

The Chefs Must Be Crazy

Chow, Baby
In an episode of Chow, Baby’s favorite cartoon show, The Tick, one of the superhero’s punny cohorts is gearing up to battle evil: “This looks like a job for Bipolar Bear! … But I just can’t seem to...

Caribbean Dreamin’

Bubba Bahamas is kind of like its predecessor, the underrated crab shack Shrimpers, but minus the fried, spicy, fishy excellence.
Brian Abrams
Bubba Bahamas is the reincarnation of Shrimpers Seafood Grille, a casual crab shack that gave nearby seafood institution J&J Oyster Bar a run for its money and sometimes, especially in the oyster and specialty salad depart...

Never Saw Such a Sausage

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s whole house has that heavenly bouquet of smoke, the kind that signals the very best Texas barbecue. True, most of the aroma is due to the fact that Chow, Baby forgot to open the chimney damper last week when ...