Gilbert Garza

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Dallas' Farmers Markets Double as Hippie Universities, and It's Time to Enroll

    As spring continues its brief appearance in Dallas, you've no doubt been making your way to your favorite area farmers markets to get your hands on the first spoils of the season. There's a bumper crop of strawberries this year, as bright as ever. Asparagus is another popular early spring crop, but ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Suze's Jeffery Hobbs: Making Something New from the Familiar

    Robert BostickSuze's Jeffery Hobbs.​Like many chefs, Jeffery Hobbs fell in love with the kitchen because both his grandmother and his mother were in it. Born in Indianapolis, the 40-year-old Hobbs spent much of his time as a kid in the kitchen peeling carrots and potatoes or in the family gard ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Want to Iron Fork With Us? Or, Here's a Forkin' Giveaway!

    Check out our calendar for more event details.​All right, all right, all right...So, we got this event tonight. An Iron Fork event, if you will. A kick ass night featuring bites from local restaurants like Kenichi, Lockhart Smokehouse, Torchy's Tacos and much, much more. This kick ass Iron Fork ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Days Gone Bite: The Riviera

    ​Seven years ago today Dallas' grand old fine dining destination was in its death throes. The Riviera would close for good in February of 2003, leaving as its legacy some of the finest chefs, restaurateurs and managers in the city.David Holben (now at Del Frisco's) and Lori Finkelman served as the ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Best Chefs

    ​Best is a matter of degrees, whether you're talking about the top chefs over the course of months or years.Certainly this city's kitchens are staffed with more than competent sorts: Brian Luscher, Jean-Marie Cadot, Marc Cassel, Joel Harloff, Graham Dodds...we could go on and on. So in defining ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    That Was The Year That Was

    ​To me, Dallas was a very different place ten years ago.Yes, there are names and places that seem to outlast the march of time. Gilbert Garza runs things at Suze, just as he did when the decade was young. Fearing and Pyles still top the city's list of true celebrity chefs. In 2000 people flocked t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Top 25 Food-Related Quotes Of The Past Decade

    ​Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    10 Questions: Dan Landsberg of Tillman's Roadhouse

    Landsberg (left) and the folks behind Tillman's Roadhouse.After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Landsberg cooked at restaurants in Sacramento and San Francisco. However, he became a star after moving to Dallas in 1996. Working alongside David Holben and Gilbert Garza, he help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    10 Questions: Jeffery Hobbs

    He's come a long way since he first learned to cook, helping his mom both in the garden and kitchen.Hobbs (left) with Liza Garza and Gilbert GarzaHobbs' resume includes stints at Celebration, Hotel St. Germaine, Toscana, and the Riviera, where he worked alongside chef David Holben. In his first exec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Of Mansions And Men

    On Friday, the Mansion's PR rep made the rounds by phone to confirm that rumors rebuffed earlier in the week were true--chef John Tesar was out the door to "pursue other opportunities."Stephanie Hutson, the suddenly harried spokesperson, reported all this in very deliberate, almost somber tones. It ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008


    In a generic strip mall setting, the chefs shine

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    April 28, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    May 3, 2007

    Gumbo Jazzmatazz

    Shrimp and scattin' on Greenville Avenue

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    August 4, 2005

    Home Runs

    Can great chefs cook ordinary food?

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    June 9, 2005

    International Boundaries

    We're going to Europe. What should we drink?

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    May 5, 2005

    Place-Setting the Scene

    Are Dallas diners fickle?

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Delicious Decadence

    It's five for five at Tramontana

  • Dining

    June 10, 2004

    Starring Roles

    Why don’t we have a nationwide restaurant rating system?

  • Dining

    February 5, 2004

    Grazing Pains

    Does grass-fed beef really taste better?

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Deeds Redone

    The Burning Question crew's year in review

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
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    September 11, 2003

    Garza's Gaggle

    Suze owner is in expansion mode

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    June 26, 2003

    Come High Water

    Monica's owner hopes to open a pathway to heaven

  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Supermarket Smackdown

    Is Central Market worth it?

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    Wash Away

    Mixed cocktails and emotions

  • Dining

    February 20, 2003

    Boot Scootin'

    Why is Italian food so popular?

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    February 13, 2003

    Great Shakes?

    Do expensive salts really make a difference?

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    Ronco Busting

    Are any kitchen gadgets worthwhile?

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    July 11, 2002

    Reality Bites

    Authentic cuisine requires trust, vigilance...and a trip overseas

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Cook Out

    Do chefs really prepare your meals?

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    March 21, 2002

    Costly Corks

    When the cork pops out, the value of wine plummets. So why do restaurants carry expensive bottles?

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Food Fight

    Restaurants and reviewers square off in an often acrimonious battle

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Dining

    July 19, 2001

    The Not-So-Finer Things

    Can you find cheap versions of fine foods?

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    The Whole Boot

    Eccolo rises from the asphalt

  • Dining

    March 15, 2001

    Suze Does

    It's all about romance

  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    Big Brother's Diner

    Online reservation systems are catching on, but at what price to privacy?

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    September 14, 2000

    Suze cruze

    He finally did it

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Hash Over

    Rope twister; Mixed hash; List watch

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Fallen star

    How greed, incompetence, and allegations of fraud sank Dallas' FoodStar Restaurant Group

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Eat these words

    The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999

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    October 28, 1999

    Too cool

    If only the warmth of Suze's restaurant could heat up its fine food

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    August 5, 1999

    Hash Over

    Galloping Gilbert Garza; D is for demise

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    June 10, 1999
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    May 6, 1999
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    April 29, 1999
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