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Tutta’s Pizza Food Truck to Open Brick and Mortar in the West End

Jeremy Scott spent years playing music in Deep Ellum, frequenting venues such as Curtain Club, Blind Lemon, and Club Clearview. A decade later he and his wife, Amanda, conceptualized a full venue for new music talent, along with a kitchen showcasing a unique spin on traditional pizza. They originally planned to open the restaurant in Lewisville, but things didn’t pan out. Instead, they opened Tutta’s Pizza, a food truck specializing in “smoked meat pizzas.”

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A Look at the Newly Updated Kenichi at Victory Park

Chef Noboru Sho Mochido stepped into his role as executive chef at Kenichi four weeks ago. Sho, who’s a native of Japan and has spent time as head chef at Austin’s Uchi, and most recently Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is slowly adding new dishes to the menu. “I’m proud that of all the restaurants [at Victory Park] that we’ve been here the longest, but the restaurant was starting to show its age,” Josh Babb managing partner of Kenichi explained to me Tuesday afternoon.

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A Look at Quesa on Cedar Springs

First things first, Quesa is not a Tex-Mex restaurant. “Our food has nothing to do with Tex-Mex,” owner Patricia Cabrera explained to me, “In Mexico, if you order a taco, they don’t give you rice and beans with it,” and the same rule applies to the tacos that are served at the new Cedar Springs restaurant.

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Flashback Friday: Where to Find Real Tex-Mex

Last week’s Flashback Friday post featured the February 1986 issue of D Magazine, which forecasted a bleak future for combination platters and frozen margaritas. Thankfully that predication was bogus, and just ten years later there were more than 400 thriving Mexican restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The August 1996 cover story narrows that selection down to 15 leading restaurants, and explores what makes them uniquely superior to the rest. You might be surprised by how many of them are still dishing out mounds of chips and salsa.

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Flashback Friday: The Death of Tex-Mex?

The February 1986 issue of D Magazine explores the bleak state of Tex-Mex at the time. D Magazine restaurant critic W.L. (Lawson) Taitte and local celebrity “Buffalo” George Toomer partake in a five-page discussion (banter, really) on brown and yellow combination platters, chip consistency and cilantro (which Toomer deems “cute” and a “girl food”).

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