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The Fake Chow, Baby Strikes Again

Planning Way Ahead

Over the River and Through the Square

Royal Pains

Five Easy Pieces

Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby

Words to Live By

Writing about restaurants that set up shop at cursed addresses — sinkholes where cafés before them have gone to die — is always bittersweet:...

Gris-Gris a Go-Go

This is why Chow, Baby shops local: First, Joe at Woody’s Car Audio found the perfect stereo to fit the Chowbabymobile’s retro-mod looks as...

Steak-ed with Faint Praise

Some friends wanted to take me out to a steakhouse for my birthday recently and suggested Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine (4259 Bryant Irvin Rd.)....

Just Mad About Saffron

Paella is one of my favorite things to cook, eat, and just think about. So I recently set out to write the definitive paella...

Jeepers, That’s Good Food

Race Street on the Near East Side has spent years trying to position itself as an entertainment district with varying degrees of success. “Build...

Re-Booting

The restaurant business is not for the faint of heart –– just ask anyone who has deigned to open a business in the cursed...

Whatever Will Be

The Fort Worth restaurant biz is a cruel villain sitting in a swivel chair stroking a hairless cat. It gets in the right lane...

Got to Have Friends

With much to eat and do, Chow, Baby had its day scheduled to the minute. And you know what the gods say to that:...

What if There Is No Tomorrow?

It feels like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day almost every time I step into an Italian restaurant in this city. There are of...

Paris Coffee Shop vs. Westside Café

Every city has them: places that have been around so long and so are ingrained in the palates of the people who grew up...