Cowboy Chow for a while now. It's right here in Deep Ellum next to us but for some reason we always either forget about it or just miss them. With my mom in town we wanted a quick bite to eat and went on over. It's right in a good little area of DE across from Angry Dog & Baker's Ribs. All kinds of goodness within a block of one another. From the outside of Cowboy Chow you can see what looks like an old saloon, with rocking chairs lining the outside.
As we walked in the decor was perfect. I personally think they nailed it, the western theme was great. Pictures of buffalo, cowboys, old signage, wooden booths and waggon wheels too. After perusing the menu I felt like I was getting ready to eat something the cowboys really used to eat, it was probably the photos on the walls. I'm not making this up for the sake of blogging either.
Mexican Coke". For those of you that don't know that means it comes in a glass bottle, is slightly sweeter and the label is all in Spanish, it's all the rage these days, lol. Click on the link for Mexican Coke, I found a pretty good blog on the difference. Back to the Chow, the server dropped the Cokes off at the table with the cap on and said, "There's a bottle opener at the end of the table". My Mom ordered iced tea and it was served in a carafe that held probably two to three refills. The server took a glass off the stack that was pre-set at the end of the table and gave it to her. The silverware was in a glass jar that had 6 settings inside that was also pre-set on the table. Most places will roll silverware, here they just roll a napkin and give it to you. Enough about the lunch-ware.
After all was said and done I asked for some water. To my surprise the server dropped off a large glass reusable bottle of water; then she gave me a glass so I could pour it myself.
Overall I liked it. I would go back. It was different, it was original and it was good. I thought that Cowboy Chow was a different kind of place and if you're up for something different and quick - go giver 'er a try.
Original_"What they used to eat"_Nice Decor