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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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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 ...

Where To Eat Lunch

Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 best new lunch spots

By Teresa Gubbins

Of all the meals out there, lunch is the most flexible. It can be the getaway from work or an interview for work. It can be a rendezvous with your ...

Bowling for Dollars

Pinstack entertainment complex hopes to bowl a strike in Plano and Fort Worth

By Teresa Gubbins

With fancy, upscale bowling alleys sweeping across Dallas-Fort Worth, it was only a matter of time before the trend would reach West Plano. That will happen in January 2015 with ...

Mediterranean Flavors

New Coppell restaurant Carmel one-ups local Mediterranean counterparts

By Teresa Gubbins

New for Coppell diners is Carmel Restaurant and Lounge, a family-run spot featuring a combination of American classics and Mediterranean specialties. It opened October 30. The menu ranges from steaks ...

Food Truck Dies

Good Karma Kitchen shuts down food truck in favor of private events

By Teresa Gubbins

The good news about healthy food truck Good Karma Kitchen is that it's expanding its catering and personal chef services. The bad news is that Lucy, their food truck ...

Turkey Day Help

The best restaurants in Dallas to outsource your Thanksgiving 2014

By Teresa Gubbins

The old-fashioned concept of Thanksgiving has Mom in the kitchen for days, baking, mashing, roasting. That's still a lovely dream that some people get to enjoy. But for the ...

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