Posts Tagged ‘chow’

Comparison Shopping

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has spent the last few weeks figuring out how to spin its Thanksgiving trip home to New Orleans as culinary research and thus tax-deductible. The trick to such writing-off is that in case of audit, Chow, Baby needs t...


Collaring a Winner

Chow, Baby
Like most reasonable people and all native New Orleanians, Chow, Baby generally spends half its day eating and the other half thinking about where it’s going to eat next. But occasionally other important matters interfere. On...



Slogan’s Run

Chow, Baby
Appointing itself ad hoc spokesperson for the 80 zillion Mexican restaurants in Tarrant (note to self: check that figure), Chow, Baby is more than a bit offended by the slogan of Red Cactus (3005 S. University Dr.): “Fresh Me...


Brooklyn Bound

Chow, Baby
Good lord, Chow, Baby could have flown to New York with a change in Atlanta in the time it took to drive across Arlington to Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta (2425 SE Green Oaks Blvd.). Was the trip worth it? Short answer: Y...



Playing for Low Steaks

Chow, Baby
Here’s the composite feedback on last week’s column: “That’s a neat trick, poking your thumb muscle as a guide to whether your steak is cooked right. I’ll be sure to try that next time I can afford a steak.” Well, n...


Teach the Children Well

Chow, Baby
Other than “Who will take care of me when I’m decrepit?,” Chow, Baby’s only regret over having had cats instead of children is the missed opportunity for passing on its decades’ worth of accumulated trivial knowledge....



Moving the Bar on Barbecue

Chow, Baby
This week’s eating adventures just go to show how much Chow, Baby has grown — not as a person, but as a Texan. Being a carpetbagger, Chow, Baby used to treat barbecue no differently from steaks, tacos, burgers, pho, and the...


No Faux Pho Here

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s first misgiving about Pho Que Huong (4601 W. Fwy) was the restaurant’s location, in the upscale Chapel Hill shopping center. Admittedly, Chow, Baby has been tossing the “upscale” word around a bit too much ...



Bring On the Hate — With Pink Sauce and Fries

Chow, Baby
It’s odd, and oddly disappointing, that the Chow, Baby web page gets only the very occasional e-comment accusing its namesake of bragging on itself, most recently for having attended a cheap state university and for driving a...


Club Sandwiches

Chow, Baby
Being more interested in the differences among people than the similarities, Chow, Baby is not much into activities that require a membership card — how boring to spend two hours talking about one small thing we have in commo...