Chow, Baby: Wednesday, June 01, 2005
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Matters of the Corazon

About halfway through its lunch at Fernandez Café, 4220 W. Vickery Blvd., Chow, Baby took another look at the menu. Aha! A little blurb in the corner explains why Chow, Baby’s plate held no puddles of grease, and why the other patrons looked awfully slim for Texans: “Heart Smart Mexican Cuisine.” Chow, Baby was vaguely aware there was such a thing, but had never seen it on its own plate before. Even the addictive chips were light and greaseless.
Fernandez’ large menu of Mexican and Tex-Mex standards does include some full-fat items (the phrase “deep fried” appears a few times), but in general the dishes are made with no more grease than they have to be. Certainly they don’t lack flavor: Chow, Baby’s cheese enchiladas (lunch $5.15) were hearty and tasty, and its companion’s burrito ($4.75) was stuffed with nicely spiced chunks of tender beef. Feeling slim and wide-awake even after such a satisfying lunch, Chow, Baby stopped in at Frenzie’s, the you-go-girl antique mall (sign: “Hey, shrine-worthy goddess of unequaled coolness”) at the other end of the block, and let its inner FiFi come out to play with the feather boas. Hurrah for therapy.

Contact Chow, Baby at chowbaby@fwweekly.com.


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