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Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby

Gemspotting

If a taqueria has a taco-plate deal on Wednesdays, you can bet Chow, Baby will stop by on a Thursday to hear all about...

Lighten Up

Some restaurants are inverters: You arrive in a bad mood, and they quickly turn your frown upside down. Some are amplifiers: You arrive in...

The Lights Are Much Brighter

When Fizzi closed down a couple of years ago, there was a vicious rumor circling that T.G.I. Friday's was interested in the space, at...

Bread Upon the Waters

Chow, Baby was zooming across the Toledo Bend Reservoir back into Texas when a horrible thought dawned: It had forgotten to eat a muffuletta....

Rising from the Ashes

Here's the thing about Donna Albanese of Piola (3700 Mattison Av.): Every time you see her, she's gotten more beautiful. Yeah, nice for her...

Ahead to the Past

You ever go to a Fort Worth Institution like West Side Cafe, or Ol' South, or Paris Coffee Shop - some place that's been...

Hot Type

Because of the economy, Chow, Baby was nine days late paying its March electric bill ($125.34). Nine days, no big deal, maybe they'll tack...

Three Steps, Part Two

Yay, it's the second installment in our occasional series, Chow, Baby's Three-Step Recipes!!! (The exclamation points are actually part of the name.) It's back mainly...

Pennies for Heaven

Seventeen thousand, four hundred and sixteen. Skipping a dessert here, an appetizer there, that's how many pennies Chow, Baby managed to save up over...

I Sing of Food and the Tiny Purple Chair

The University of Texas - the real one, in Austin - recently tracked Chow, Baby down again after eight fundraising-free years. Nearly every week...