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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, Gayot.com 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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Get the Dugg Out!

New Casa Linda burger joint hopes Dallas digs innovation

By Teresa Gubbins

A new place called Dugg Burger, opening in Casa Linda Plaza, plans to introduce an "innovative way of thinking about burgers." The innovation? Digging out the top portion of the ...


No More Straws

Hipster Dallas spots turn anti-straw thing into hot local trend

By Teresa Gubbins

Two Dallas restaurants have boosted a growing trend by scrapping plastic straws. BrainDead Brewing, the brewpub opening soon in Deep Ellum, will not offer straws with drinks. And Dallas Grilled ...


Gem in the Works

Juice bar pioneer plants second location at bustling Dallas intersection

By Teresa Gubbins

Pioneering juice bar and healthy-food favorite The Gem has a new location in the works, at one of Dallas' busiest intersections: Preston Road and Forest Lane. According to owner Leslie ...


Bye-bye Bijoux

Kiss one of Dallas' most romantic fine-dining restaurants goodbye

By Teresa Gubbins

Fine-dining restaurant Bijoux, named one of the 10 hottest new restaurants in America by Bon Appétit in 2007, has announced it will close on February 28. Owners Gina and ...


Road Testing

TxDOT shuts down lanes on Dallas' most challenged freeway

By Teresa Gubbins

The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting testing on Dallas’ most controversial freeway, I-345, beginning Tuesday, January 27. To do so, the agency will impose what they call “rolling closures ...


Political Ambitions

Mayor Mike Rawlings' chief of staff resigns to run for Dallas City Council

By Teresa Gubbins

A top official in Mayor Mike Rawlings' office has resigned so that he can run for a seat on the Dallas City Council. The mayor's office sent out a ...


Valentine's Day Dinner Guide

Where to book a romantic dinner for 2 in Dallas on Valentine's Day 2015

By Teresa Gubbins

We don't put much stock in Hallmark holidays like Valentine's Day, but we're always up for dinner out at one of our many local restaurants. Here's ...


City News Roundup

Barrett Brown sentence and fluoridated water make a splash this week in city news

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas journalist Barrett Brown finally got sentenced. You'll be hearing more about fluoride this week, and you'll want to avoid the Dallas North Tollway this weekend. These are ...


Tex-Mex Crisis

Matt's Rancho Martinez loses more locations in local Tex-Mex empire

By Teresa Gubbins

Tex-Mex restaurant chain Matt's Rancho Martinez has closed two of its five restaurants, in Cedar Hill and Colleyville, as part of a reorganization to offset financial difficulties. The branches ...


Restaurant Rumblings

John Tesar lands in another kitchen after big switch-up at Design District restaurant

By Teresa Gubbins

Design District restaurant Oak has undergone a chef switch-up, with one chef making a hasty exit and another colorful chef entering with a partnership stake. Chef Brian Zenner, who has ...


Welcome Back Eddy

Thai chef stages Dallas comeback in newly available Oak Lawn space

By Teresa Gubbins

It's been barely a week since Cyclone Anaya's left the building, but the space already has an unexpected new tenant: Kin Kin, the "urban Thai" concept created by ...


Craft Beer News

Lakewood craft beer depot On Rotation debuts with special brews

By Teresa Gubbins

The new Lakewood craft beer spot On Rotation is ready for its close-up. According to owners Lindsay and Jacob Sloan, the brewhouse will be open for business on January 23 ...


Cane Rosso in Carrollton

World-famous Cane Rosso pizzeria expands to gentrifying Dallas suburb

By Teresa Gubbins

Internationally famous pizzeria Cane Rosso has a new location in the works, this time in a northern suburb that's in the early throes of gentrification: Carrollton. This represents the ...


Veggie Burger or Die

Whataburger gets hit with inconceivable petition from school nutritionist

By Teresa Gubbins

Burger King has its BK Veggie; Chipotle has its tofu sofritas. Now a school nutritionist from Pharr, Texas, is suggesting the unthinkable: that Texas chain Whataburger should join the fold ...


Patrizio in the Wings

Barter just bailed from Uptown but already there's an Italian successor

By Teresa Gubbins

We barely got a chance to say goodbye to Barter, the just-closed restaurant on McKinney Avenue from brothers Patrick and Michael Halbert, and already we are saying hello to its ...


Proof Is in the Pudding

Plano's Sweet Arleen's has a secret weapon behind those rows of cupcakes

By Teresa Gubbins

Cupcakes have become so old they're almost new again, but there's more than cupcakes going on at Sweet Arleen's, a bakery that opened recently in Plano at ...


City News Roundup

Big boom coming to East Dallas and more city news this week

By Teresa Gubbins

East Dallasites need to prepare for a big boom, and freeway aficionados get a chance to see TxDOT up close and personal. Here are some of the biggest things that ...


Buh-bye Barter

Get your last plate of poutine at Barter before it closes in Uptown

By Teresa Gubbins

McKinney Avenue restaurant Barter is closing this weekend, giving Uptown denizens notice of their last chance for a serving of the restaurant's signature poutine. An announcement was made on ...


Cedar Springs Ambition

Fort Worth's Winslow's Wine Cafe uncorks Dallas offshoot on Cedar Springs

By Teresa Gubbins

Famed Fort Worth wine haunt Winslow's Wine Cafe has staked a location in Dallas. A broader-themed cousin called Winslow's will open in late February, at 3908 Cedar Springs ...


News You Can Eat

A place dedicated solely to grilled cheese and more pressing Dallas food news

By Teresa Gubbins

Are you ready for a restaurant dedicated entirely to the grilled cheese sandwich? What about a place named after an egg? Ready yourself for that and more restaurant news around ...


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