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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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Chef News

Restaurateur Michael Cox hires familiar name to chef new Dallas venture

By Teresa Gubbins

Restaurateur Michael Cox has selected a chef for his new restaurant, Oso Food & Wine: Kelly Hightower. Hightower is a culinary veteran who has worked at Aquaknox, The Mansion on Turtle ...

Fairview Gets Wild

Downtown Dallas restaurant Wild Salsa spins off in the suburbs

By Teresa Gubbins

It's margaritas in the north, as a third location has been resolved for Wild Salsa, the Mexico City concept from Dallas restaurant group DRG Concepts. The restaurant will open ...

Banh Shop logo

Logo for Yum! Brands banh mi restaurant angers Vietnamese community

By Teresa Gubbins

The new banh mi concept from Yum! Brands has a logo that has raised some ire. Banh Shop, which opened across from Southern Methodist University on September 12, features the ...

NFL Boycott

Dallas bar boycotts NFL games over domestic violence issues

By Teresa Gubbins

Fed up by NFL attitudes towards abuse, North Dallas bar Jack Mac's Swill & Grill has issued a football boycott and will not show its games at its bar. "Good ...

SPCA Increases Reward

SPCA ramps up reward on horrible cat cruelty case at Dallas apartment building

By Teresa Gubbins

To encourage more leads on a terrible cruelty case in June that involved two cats, the SPCA of Texas has increased a reward for information to $7,500. The SPCA ...

Naughty Chef Returns

Naughty Chef Blythe Beck returns to Dallas to rule Kitchen LTO

By Teresa Gubbins

In what is easily the least surprising dining news of the day, chef Blythe Beck has won the latest round at Kitchen LTO, the rotating restaurant concept at Trinity Groves ...

Meatless Mondays Drama

Protein guidelines vanish from Texas Agriculture website following Meatless Monday drama

By Teresa Gubbins

The Texas Department of Agriculture seems to have scrubbed the idea of meatless eating from its website. A nutritional fact sheet that was on the organization's site, which gave ...

News You Can Eat

Toast this chapter of Dallas restaurant news with craft beer and cake

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas gets another craft brewer, plus some new restaurants in the 'burbs. Look for more doughnuts on the docket, and who doesn't love cake? Those are some of the ...

Eat Local

New farmers market will soon bear fruit in Vickery Meadow neighborhood

By Teresa Gubbins

White Rock Local Market has partnered with the Vickery Meadow Improvement District (VMID) and Half Price Books to launch Vickery Meadow Local Market. Look for it on Sundays, from 9 ...

Non-Dairy News

Cool new non-dairy ice cream bars summon Halloween favorite

By Teresa Gubbins

Those who shun dairy are about to get some novelty treats that go beyond plain old vanilla soy ice cream into cool seasonal goodies. Meanwhile, big companies like Starbucks and ...

Serious About Panini

New North Dallas shop Paninis Plus aims to press the ultimate grilled sandwich

By Teresa Gubbins

Panini, Italian-style sandwiches that are pressed flat in a grill until they become hot and flat, have been a thing since the early 2000s. Lots of restaurants have them. But ...

Sudsy Internet Squabbles

Online brewhaha bubbles up between Deep Ellum Brewing and Scotch & Sausage

By Teresa Gubbins

Should companies use online media to shame each other on their business practices? The latest battle pits Deep Ellum Brewing Company against Scotch & Sausage. DEBC, never shy about rousting it ...

Todd Staples Rant

Texas ag commissioner belly aches about Meatless Monday program in schools

By Teresa Gubbins

A Meatless Monday program at the school district in Drippings Springs, about 25 miles west of Austin, has Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples contradicting himself and making less than truthful ...

Enter Ivy Kitchen

Nick & Sam's Grill exits Look Cinemas to make room for new restaurant

By Teresa Gubbins

Big changes are brewing at Nick & Sam's Grill, the casual young sibling of Nick & Sam's from restaurateur Joseph Palladino, including the closure of the branch at Look Cinemas ...

Where To Eat Now

Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 best new underdog restaurants

By Teresa Gubbins

There are the new restaurants everyone knows about, the ones with the high-profile chefs and $60 steaks. Which is to say, Knife; we are, of course, talking about Knife. But ...

Banh Mi on the Quick

Yum! Brands debuts Banh Shop Vietnamese sandwich concept in Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins

Yum! Brands will debut Banh Shop, its fast-casual banh mi sandwich concept, in Dallas, with an opening date set for September 12. The shop is located at 5629 SMU Blvd ...

Texas Humane Legislation Network

Dallas animal advocacy conference sets its sights on lions, tigers and bears

By Teresa Gubbins

If you were trying to find the animal-advocacy conference at the Highland Dallas (formerly Palomar) hotel on September 6, you didn't have to look hard. A display of bejeweled ...

Justice Served

Dallas-area man gets stiff sentence for beating dog to death with shovel

By Teresa Gubbins

A Mesquite man was sentenced to 6 1/2 years for beating his dog with a shovel and drowning her. A jury found Robert Prichard, 60, guilty of felony animal ...

City Budget Update

Dallas City Council nudges along 2014-15 budget process with life-saving compromise

By Teresa Gubbins

Following some dramatic spreadsheet action, the City of Dallas budget for 2014-15 moved another step forward on September 3 with the approval of an amendment that scored increases for a ...

Hot Dogs for Deep Ellum

Deep Ellum gets Luschered up with new hot dog joint from Grape co-owner

By Teresa Gubbins

Chef Brian Luscher joins the exciting stampede into Deep Ellum: The chef and co-owner of The Grape has snapped up the space at 2653 Commerce St. for Luscher's, his ...

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