Posts Tagged ‘chow’

The Memory of Pie

Chow, Baby
Hate when this happens: Chow, Baby ate at Fireside Pies (2949 Crockett St.) more than a month ago, but the review kept getting pushed back for higher priorities, like filling an entire column with a rant on smashed burgers. Now...


Fare’s Fair

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby tries so hard not to be a conspiracy theorist — well, maybe not that hard — and then along comes yet another scheme that benefits everybody except the consumer: separating money from its value, as in having to bu...



Texas Mission Trail

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s mission and focus are ill-defined at best, but every so often it feels the need to get back to the Texas basics. Herewith, a week of nothing but home-grown.


Smashburger:

It’s … complicated
Chow, Baby
This week we revisit the concept of added burger juice! This is the phenomenon whereby burger places overcook their meat, then compensate for the resulting dryness and flavorlessness by ladling on after-market juice, presumably...



Frenchy II: Revenge of the Brie

Chow, Baby
INTERIOR FANCY-FRENCHY BISTRO — DAY  — TABLE BY THE WINDOW CHOW, BABY and THE BELOVED are brunching at SAPRISTI (2418 Forest Park Blvd.), a cozy bistro with soothingly warm yellow walls, stained-glass lampshades, antiq...


Relationship Issues

Chow, Baby
A month ago, So 7 Bistro chef/owner Jean Michel Sakouhi announced that he was downscaling his fancy-Frenchy menu and rebranding as So 7 Bar & Grill (2401 W. 7th St.). His reasoning, as quoted by the Star-Telegram: “I thin...



The Lasagna Cure

Chow, Baby
You know what’s a drag? Waking up with a headache, queasy stomach, and overpowering thirst — even when you didn’t have a single drink the night before. What a waste of general malaise. But whatever the cause — hangover ...


Exotic Arlington.Yes, You Read That Right

Chow, Baby
Sadly, Chow, Baby’s long-dreamed-of international cuisine (especially saffron rice) research trip to Beirut or maybe Damascus is on permanent hold: In the past few months, Chow, Baby’s father-slash-international traveling c...



I Scream for Vegan Brownies

Chow, Baby
So here’s Chow, Baby standing paralyzed in moral combat before the self-serve soda dispenser at Spiral Diner (1314 W. Magnolia Ave.), having filled its glass to the brim with agave-sweetened watermelon cream soda, then having...


The Way We Were (I Think)

Chow, Baby
Ray’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood (3206 Winthrop Ave.) has been open since last summer, but this was Chow, Baby’s first visit, as it’s in the space formerly occupied by [fanfare of trumpets and tears] Aventino. The sho...