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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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News You Can Eat

New lunch spots rule this rendition of Dallas restaurant news

By Teresa Gubbins

In this wrap-up of restaurant news, lunch is big. Lots of places have decided to open for lunch. There are also the usual openings and closings, but if it's ...

Leslie Brenner Comes Out

Beleaguered Dallas restaurant critic does surprising backflip and goes public

By Teresa Gubbins

After years of vigorously defending the necessity of anonymity in the field of restaurant criticism, Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner has "outed" herself with a big reveal. A newspaper ...

Steakhouse News

Del Frisco's to relocate North Dallas flagship steakhouse to new Uptown tower

By Teresa Gubbins

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group has some changes in store: Its flagship steakhouse is on the move, and the company is opening another Dallas-Fort Worth branch of its more casual ...

Animal Rescue

SPCA rescues dozens of dogs from suspected puppy mill in East Texas

By Teresa Gubbins

The SPCA of Texas, responding to a complaint of suspected animal cruelty, took custody of 37 dogs from a suspected puppy mill near Gilmer, Texas, about 125 miles east of ...

Very Costly Theft

Gold necklace thief shot and killed outside Aldi grocery store in Northwest Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins

A robber who tried to make off with a woman's gold necklace ended up losing his life for the theft. It all occurred in a parking lot outside a ...

Dallas Chefs on TV

Catch these 3 Dallas-Fort Worth chefs on national TV

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas-Fort Worth may have missed out on this season of Top Chef, but that isn't stopping local chefs from getting on TV. Three are scheduled for small-screen appearances, as ...

Plastic Straws Suck

Dallas restaurant chain Snappy Salads bans plastic straws

By Teresa Gubbins

Following a trail blazed by chef Mario Batali last year, Dallas restaurant chain Snappy Salads has instituted a ban on plastic straws at all of its locations. Founder and CEO ...

Another Round of Beer News

New craft breweries for Dallas and more beer news worth drinking up

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas-Fort Worth is swimming in beer, thanks to a flood of new breweries that have opened in the past few years. This list by the Beer in Big D blog ...

Sam's Club Protest

Neighborhood group wins small but important victory in Sam's Club battle

By Teresa Gubbins

In the ongoing struggle surrounding the proposed Sam's Club off US Highway 75 and Haskell Avenue, the little guys won another round. The East Village Association, which is the ...

New Restaurant News

Loca Luna Mexican resuscitates old Maximo space with international flavor

By Teresa Gubbins

A new restaurant called Loca Luna Mexican Cuisine comes to Dallas from Arkansas, with a fusion of Tex-Mex and Mexican food. The restaurant will open in the former Maximo space ...

City News Roundup

Trinity River fantasies and early voting fuel this round of Dallas city news

By Teresa Gubbins

Now that Ebola has hit New York, it no longer has to be Dallas' fault. But we do have Ebola updates as well as a bunch of transportation-related news that ...

Restaurant Recovery

Downtown steakhouse Dallas Chop House reopens after kitchen fire

By Teresa Gubbins

After suffering a fire in the kitchen in August, downtown Dallas steakhouse Dallas Chop House has a date for its official reopening: Monday, November 3. The restaurant has undergone an ...

Downtown Revival

Art deco building in downtown Dallas gets encore with newly planned art complex

By Teresa Gubbins

While other buildings in downtown Dallas have been razed, prospects are bright for a historic building a little farther east. A three-story art deco structure at 508 Park that sat ...


DART halts downtown Dallas rail service for weekends this fall

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is doing some replacement work along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street that will shut down the trains going through downtown starting Saturday, October 25. Rail ...

More Beer!

World of Beer untaps two more locations around Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins

More beer is good news, and we're getting a double dose, with two new World of Beer locations scheduled to open in major North Texas towns: Fort Worth and ...

Lucky Dog

Bentley the Dallas Ebola dog doesn't have Ebola

By Teresa Gubbins

In great news for animal kind, Bentley the "Ebola dog" does not have Ebola. The rock star Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who belongs to Dallas Ebola victim and Texas Health ...

Pretzel Mania

Twisted Doh puts out unparalleled gourmet pretzel creations in Plano

By Teresa Gubbins

Pretzels have come a long way since their days as a foil for beer, and we have the proof: Twisted Doh, a new shop in Plano making gourmet pretzels, for ...

Bar Switcheroo

Bar Louie seizes newly vacated Park Tavern space at Shops at Park Lane

By Teresa Gubbins

Park Tavern, the corporate gastropub at the Shops at Park Lane, closed only a month ago, but there's already a replacement: Bar Louie, the rather similar bar-restaurant concept that ...

Kebabs for Uptown

Pera Kebab gives Uptown Dallas new Turkish twist

By Teresa Gubbins

The Pera Turkish restaurant empire expands again with a new outlet called Pera Kebab, set to open in Uptown Dallas this month. This would be the newest addition in a ...

Guy Was Here

Guy Fieri tailgates with Rascal Flatts at Cowboys game

By Teresa Gubbins

Restaurateur and TV personality Guy Fieri was in town on October 19, to officiate at a tailgate event at the Dallas Cowboys game sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines. The series ...

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