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Before the Redskins controversy, Bob Costas was at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills

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While everyone is talking about Bob Costas' recent comments on the Washington Redskins, we decided to go back in time to a night when Mr. Costas was painting the town red in Beverly Hills. Back in 2007, Bob Costas visited the preeminent Beverly Hills restaurant, Mr. Chow. Costas was in full party mode, when he showed up with a group of friends and family to indulge in the delectable food of Mr. Chow.

At last weekend's football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said, “But think for a moment about the term ‘Redskins’ and how it truly differs from all the others.” Costas continued, “Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, ‘Redskins’ can’t possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor could it possibly be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur no matter how benign the present-day intent. It’s fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended but if you take a step back, isn’t it clear to see how offense might legitimately be taken?”

The recent controversy surrounding what Costas said, is nothing new for the team. For years there have been negative comments about the Redskins' name. Among other things, there has been vocal and legal action from Native American groups and scholars, and also, several 1992 Super Bowl protests. Likely, Costas received an overwhelming amount of attention, because he is the sports commentator and many argue, Costas should present a neutral broadcast. However, others would argue, sports broadcasting is nowhere near the caliber of World News Tonight or Nightline, and sportscasters commonly voice their personal opinions.

What is certain, is back when Costas was having a feast at Mr. Chow's, the current controversy could not have been predicted. The restaurant Mr. Chow is aptly named after the owner himself, Mr. Michael Chow, who opened the Beverly Hills establishment in 1974. In fact, Mr. Chow has several locations, with the London, England location in Knightsbridge being the flagship restaurant. Although many come for the name, the celebrity, and the legend; no one can deny the great food served at Mr. Chow. Lobster, Crab, and other fresh seafood are famous at Mr. Chow. The ink squid noodles are extremely popular and the Gamblers Duck keeps people coming back for more. Also, the pre-fixed menu is a good deal.

Mr. Chow is located at 344 N. Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. (310) 278-9911

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