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Mi Cocina Slaps Mi Cocina Hondurena in Garland With a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins filed a report yesterday on CultureMap. In the post, she shines a bright light on Mi Cocina, the powerful Tex-Mex restaurant that will probably be the first chain restaurant to open a kiosk in the White House. (That is pure speculation on my part. But, I wouldn’t rule it out if the GOP takes […]

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Chef Adam Bazaldua Leaves 303 Bar and Grill

According to 303′s Facebook page, Chef Adam (formerly of Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen) and the owner of 303 Bar and Grill couldn’t ever agree on the restaurant’s concept. Adam posted this cheery message on Sunday night: “Hello FB friends!!! I would like to start off by saying thanks for all the support you have shown […]

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What Would Happen if Women Opened Restaurants With Male Body Parts as Themes

‘Scuse me while I saddle up my high horse. Am I the only woman who is concerned about the sudden surge in Breastaurants. I mean really 35 additional Twin Peaks? A bar opening in downtown called The Spread Eagle? Seriously boys? How would you like to take your daughter into one of the restaurant’s the […]

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You Can’t Hide From SceneTap App

Just when I think I’m pretty hip to high tech I get a press release that blows my mind. Here is a sample from one: When tourists and travellers arrive in a new city, one of the first things they often look for is a place to grab a bite or get a good drink. […]

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The Free Man Soft Opens With Some Semantics Issues

John Jay Myers has swung the doors wide on The Free Man, his new Cajun cafe & lounge in Deep Ellum. His mission:  combining a bit of Bourbon Street with a nightly live-music venue. Menu items: etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo, boudin, alligator, and more. Sounds great to us, but the Cajun vs. Creole distinction seems to […]

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Park Restaurant Sold and Gets a New Bad Name

A few weeks ago, I actually made a phone call and reported the closure of Park Restaurant. Short story shorter: Owner Donald Chick sold the place to Peter Kenny, owner of Capitol Pub. Today, Teresa Gubbins digs deep in the dirt and reveals Mr. Kenny has already come up with new names for both Park […]

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Over It: Cute Food Trend Needs to Disappear

I hate rain-delayed baseball games. Especially those with 11:20PM starting times, torrential rain and hail, and tornado warnings. I like my sleep and I like the Rangers to win. With a crabby demeanor, I begin today by tossing a rock at what I call “cute food.” I’m talking sliders, $5 cupcakes, cupcakes in a jar, […]

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Chef John Tesar to Appear on Extreme Chef

We’ve followed chef John Tesar from the refined confines of the Rosewood Mansion to a cocktail den in South Side to upscale burger joint in One Arts Plaza. It only seems logical go travel along with him to a mountain in the wilderness. Huh? Ever the clever chef, Tesar is, once again, letting his freak […]

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Ruth Reichl is Back: Gilt Taste Online Magazine/Catalog is Live

I have mixed feelings about Ruth Reichl. For many years I devoured everything she wrote. After reading her first couple books, I grew a little weary of her style. Her writing is florid like perfume. Sometimes she says so much with just a spritz; other times her words overwhelm your senses. However, she has been […]

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In-N-Out Burger: Opening in Frisco and Allen Wednesday

Kellyn Curtis is reporting that the In-N-Out Burger locations in Frisco and Allen will open on Wednesday. She got an email from Carl Van Fleet, the head dude at In-N-Out so I guess they will open on Wednesday. However, I went out to Frisco this morning and talked to a corporate person who said “sometime […]

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Teresa Gubbins Makes a Great Point: Throwing Away Food at Fundraisers is Politically Incorrect

Last night the Chefs for Farmers dinner at the Highland Park Cafeteria was the talk of the town. Over 250 folks showed up to support farmers, raise money, and bow to local producers and everything organic. All the current politically correct buzzwords were in place until reporter Teresa Gubbins noticed the huge number of half-eaten […]

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Salad Dressing Scandal: Houston’s in Addison Denies Customer an Extra Serving

What is going on around here? First a restaurant won’t split a large bill for a table of eleven, now comes word that Houston’s in Addison won’t put dressing on the side. This note from a long-time Houston’s customer just popped up in my inbox: Me: “I’d like my dressing on the side.” Server:  “We […]

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Restaurant Rant: Leslie Brenner Falls Off Her Rocker Again

I know Leslie Brenner works hard and I swore to myself that I would quit pointing to things she writes that I consider odd or wrong. However, my brain snapped into a million fragments as I read her column on where Super Bowl fans can dine without a reservation. After touting Tei-An and steakhouses she […]

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Enchilada Report: Avila’s in Dallas

After the World Series, I asked you guys to tell me where to ease my depression by going face down in a plate of enchiladas. I took all of your suggestions to heart, but headed to one of my usual down-and-dirty favs, Escondido. As I drove down Maple, I passed Avila’s. I haven’t eaten there […]

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