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Battuto’s Italian Kitchen is Closed and Pat Snuffer Will Take the Space and Open Pat and Mike’s

Gene and Julie Gates are moving to Raleigh.
Gene and Julie Gates are moving to Raleigh.

The site that maps culture is reporting Gene and Julie Gates closed Battuto’s Italian Kitchen in North Dallas. Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins has the poop. The radio-personalities- turned restaurateurs were offered a morning show at WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are packing up the restaurant and heading to the City of Oaks.

Gubbins writes Pat Snuffer, who sold his burger empire to Mike Karns, has dibs on the space and will open a new burger joint reportedly called Pat and Mike’s.  (No, Mr. Snuffer is not a Katherine Hepburn fan, his son, Mike, is his partner.)

Good luck to Gene and Julie Gates and thanks for keeping the spirit of Rino Brigliadori alive. I’ve been watching their numbers and the restaurant business has been a struggle for them. Let’s hope they capture the hearts of radio heads in Raleigh.