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Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby

Stalking Ian

First let Chow, Baby clarify that its fondness for Café Modern's sous chef is based solely on personal and professional respect, and has nothing...

Office Suite

Here's a fun thing to do next time you get maddeningly stuck in traffic on East Loop 820, which for Chow, Baby is every...

Food (Like Fame) Is Fleeting

No question about it, Chow, Baby has the best job in the world. (Ha-ha.) But sometimes the grass seems greener on the other side...

Putting Money Where the Mouth Is

Boy, it's been a long time since we've had an installment of "Eateries Near Thrifteries," the occasional series in which Chow, Baby fuels up...

Vice Squad

Here in the land of ribs, fajitas, and chicken-fried, Chow, Baby can understand that it's hard to be a good Lentenite, which may explain...

Oooh, Mama, That’s Tasty

Chow, Baby was very excited a few years back to learn about umami, the "fifth taste," rounding out salty, sour, sweet, and bitter. ...

Hey Baby, What’s Your Sign

The Year of the Rat begins Thursday, and according to Chow, Baby's extensive knowledge of Chinese astrology (20 minutes each at Wikipedia, astrology.com, and...

The Empire Strikes Back

Ooh! Ooh! You'll never guess who Chow, Baby ran into! Guess! Guess! Here's a hint: Joaquim "Kim" Gameiro, who used to own the fabulous...

No Sharing in Heaven

Of the many, or at least the several, benefits of being in a committed relationship, surely the most vital is being socially approved to...

Faking a Southern Accent

Boy, who would've thought that Chow, Baby's new expertise on fried green tomatoes would come in handy so soon. Another concurrence: While munching on...