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No Laughing Matter

Eat Here … You Know the Rest

Fried and Prejudice

Pennies for Heaven

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Loophole D

So the other morning Chow, Baby gathered its iced coffee and cinnamon toast and prepared to report on the week's adventures. The default setting...

Doña Carmen: Death by Pupusa

My guest and I must have looked a little bewildered as we perused the bill of fare at Doña Carmen Pupuseria (1712 N Sylvania...

Mommmm, I Don’t Need a Sweater

The good thing about last week's warm-weather spike is that Chow, Baby got back into cruising mode and happened upon a couple of more...

I Read the News Today. Oh Boy.

Somehow, probably by signing up for it, Chow, Baby got on the e-mailing list for the trade rag Nation's Restaurant News. It's mostly business-side...

No Ragin’, Just Cajun

Chow, Baby developed a passion for Cajun cuisine as a college student. During my once-frequent trips to the Big Easy, while my friends were...

Gia 35

When I-35 was erected in the ’60s, it created a class and race barrier that still exists. While the Near Southside is among the...

Gentrified Chicken

I always admired how the Near Southside was stocked with mostly independently owned businesses, especially on West Magnolia Avenue, the hood’s main artery. But...

Old School Charley’s

As I was sitting in the tiny, ramshackle dining room of Charley’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (4616 Granbury Rd, 817-924-8611), I wondered why the venerable...

Juice Lost

One of many, many items on Chow, Baby’s list of “what are people thinking?” mysteries is the popularity of Jakes, whose burgers have gotten...

Jekyll and Fried

Jekyll and Hyde have nothing on me in the morning. Before my customary nosh and multiple cups of coffee, I have all the charm...