An Artful Hand

Parting is Such Sweet Marrow

The Year in Restaurants

Get It While It’s Chili

Do you Even Tortaco, Bro?

Blotch Jumbo

Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby

Frost Bites

As I peered into the nearly empty dining room of Steel City Pops (908 Currie St.), a new gourmet ice-pop joint in the West...

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...

Gleefully Free of Gluten

Another year, another diet craze that restaurants rush to accommodate. A few years ago the Atkins diet was all the rage. Menus all over...

Too Righteous

People normally just buy a Porsche when they hit a midlife crisis. Maybe that’s not what’s driving Chef Lanny Lancarte, but he has made...

Miracle of the Tweens and Fishes

Two of my dreaded … that is, my beloved nieces, ages 10 and 12, came over to Casa de Chow, Baby for dinner recently....

Happy Trails

Chow, Baby’s pal from Los Angeles came into town for the Lone Star Film Festival and wanted a guided tour of the “real Fort...

Let the Lobster Roll Down …

The best lobster roll I ever had was in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1990-something. During one of the summers of my misspent college years, I...

Give Me Liberty — or a $1.99 Taco

I felt terrible for the kids standing in the median holding promotional signs for Sombrero Mexican Food (201 W. Rosedale St.). It was one...

Buns, Actually

When I first saw the pork buns ($7.95) at Pho District (2401 W. 7th St., Ste. 117), I was sure I’d made a terrible...

Tempest in a Soup Tureen

The recent bizarre drama centering on Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner got Chow, Baby to thinking about the relationship among restaurants, their...