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Teresa Gubbins

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New England native Teresa Gubbins began her career in Dallas as a pastry chef for the Buffalo Club, Cafe Society and the Mansion on Turtle Creek. In 1992, she joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter, and she’s been covering the food and dining scene here ever since, for publications such as D Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Pegasus News. She co-authored the first Zagat Survey of Texas Restaurants and has written for Edible Dallas/Fort Worth, American Way Custom Publishing and Nation's Restaurant News.

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Lucky North Dallas

Loca Luna in North Dallas demands a visit if only for corn tortillas

By Teresa Gubbins

An Arkansas-based restaurant group has opened Loca Luna Mexican Cuisine, its first restaurant in Dallas, in the former Maximo space behind the Galleria, with a menu of fajitas, chiles rellenos ...

Dallas Ferguson Protests

Dallas protests over Ferguson shut down I-35, bringing holiday traffic to a halt

By Teresa Gubbins

A November 25 protest in Dallas over the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, spilled out onto I-35 and shut down the highway entirely. Seven people were arrested and charged with obstructing ...

Angry Dog Gives Back

Deep Ellum restaurant joins effort to aid injured Dallas firefighter

By Teresa Gubbins

On May 3, Dallas firefighter Jeff Patterson was seriously injured in a fire and sustained third-degree burns on 45 percent of his body. He's had several skin graft surgeries ...

Bentley T-Shirts for Sale

Famous Ebola dog Bentley stars in fundraising effort for Dallas Animal Services

By Teresa Gubbins

Life has returned to normal for Texas Health Presbyterian nurse and Ebola survivor Nina Pham and her King Charles Spaniel, Bentley. But her difficult saga has inspired a charitable endeavor ...

Cocktail Bar for Henderson

So & So's team slides Whippersnapper into old Slip Inn space on Henderson

By Teresa Gubbins

A bar-and-restaurant team known for its success in Uptown Dallas is expanding its turf to Henderson Avenue with a new bar called The Whippersnapper, opening in the old Slip Inn ...

DiDi Does Tamales

New Trinity Groves diner gifts Dallas with another holiday tamale option

By Teresa Gubbins

The newest opening at Trinity Groves is a full-service Latin restaurant and tequila bar called DiDi's Tamale Diner, which focuses on Mexican and Central American tamales that combine traditional ...

DART Holiday Hours

DART schedule changes for Thanksgiving are a little more serious than usual

By Teresa Gubbins

If you intend to use Dallas Area Rapid Transit or the Trinity Railway Express during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, you'll want to read on before starting your trip ...

Earthquake Rattles Dallas

Earthquake in Irving gives Dallas-Fort Worth a jolt

By Teresa Gubbins

An earthquake hit Dallas on Saturday, November 22, at 9:15 pm. According to, the epicenter was in Irving and was a magnitude 3.3. Within an hour ...

City News Roundup

Santa's naughty-and-nice list and Sam's Club protest top this week's city news

By Teresa Gubbins

It's not Christmas yet, but Dallas City Council member Philip "Santa" Kingston has already created a naughty-and-nice list of who's for the Trinity toll road and who's ...

That's Another Wrap

Southlake's Bolo Italian Grill takes Chipotle formula where it's never gone before

By Teresa Gubbins

A new fast-casual restaurant called Bolo Italian Grill will take the "Chipotle" style of dining to a place it's never gone before: Italian food. Slated to open in Southlake ...

Pizza Hut Goes Artisanal

A restaurant critic's take on new gourmet pies from Plano-based Pizza Hut

By Teresa Gubbins

With pizza tastes in America scaling up, Plano-based Pizza Hut launched a new menu on November 19 with new crust flavors, "skinny" pizzas and premium ingredients. In a release, Pizza ...

Trinity Toll Road Talk

Dallas' Trinity Parkway gets yet another pass with new consultant 'dream team'

By Teresa Gubbins

In a surprising "pivot" in the Trinity toll road saga, Dallas officials have drafted a new design team to give the controversial roadway another pass. Six urban planner types from ...

Cantina With a Twist

Fort Worth joint Thurber Mingus will do West Texas proud with burgers and beer

By Teresa Gubbins

Fort Worth will get a taste of West Texas in January 2015 with the opening of Thurber Mingus, a restaurant that aims to offer a contemporary twist on the border-town ...

Deep Ellum Goes French

Deep Ellum kisses BBQ short-timer goodbye to welcome new French bistro

By Teresa Gubbins

EZ Dude BBQ restaurant, which opened in a prime address at 2713 Elm St. in March, has closed. But these days, nothing sits empty in Deep Ellum, and so there ...

Wine News

Dallas will host two major wine competitions in 2015

By Teresa Gubbins

CORRECTION: The original version of this story stated that the Dallas Morning News is getting out of the wine business, but it will continue with its annual wine competition. The ...

City News Roundup

Mayor Mike Rawlings' letter gets leaked and more news from around Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins

Given the shortage of funds and overwhelming public dislike, it seems unfathomable that some local mucky-mucks would still think the Trinity River toll road is a good idea, or that ...

News You Can Eat

Bevy of new burgers leads this cheery edition of Dallas restaurant news

By Teresa Gubbins

This installment of Dallas-Fort Worth restaurant news is all good, and how often does that happen? It's all about openings, new menus, new branches, prosperity everywhere and burgers for ...

HP Wants No High-Rise

Highland Park files petition against Dallas over Katy Trail high-rise apartments

By Teresa Gubbins

Unhappy about a seven-story, multi-family apartment complex planned along the Katy Trail, the Town of Highland Park has filed a petition in a Dallas County court asking for an injunction ...

Coyotes and Cats

White Rock Lake seminar teaches Dallas how to get along with coyotes

By Teresa Gubbins

Hoping to help residents grapple with coyotes, the Humane Society of the United States is hosting a seminar on reducing coyote conflicts on Thursday, November 13. The free seminar covers ...

Tesar on TV

John Tesar outshines all other celebrity chefs on Esquire restaurant special

By Teresa Gubbins

Coming as no surprise to anyone who lives in Dallas, chef John Tesar steals the show on Restaurant Revolution: 30 Years That Changed American Cuisine, a one-hour Esquire Network special ...

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