The tumultuous ride that started with some cheddar fries (with bacon, green onions pickled jalepeños and cheddar and cheddar and cheddar) and continued with bankruptcy, bulldozers, a momentous rebuilding and a hostile take over is about to come full circle when the original Snuffer's reopens on Gre ... More >>
Just a few months after Mike Karns took over Snuffer's, he has announced his first round of changes to the long-standing cheddar fry chain. Say goodbye to Pepsi; Coca-Cola products will now dominate the soda dispensers at all locations. And while Snuffer's has always offered Bud Light, they're now d ... More >>
Downtown's new Mexican joint plays it safe and dull.
Remember when I reviewed Meso Maya in Preston Hollow last December? It was nearly a year ago that I interviewed chef Nico Sanchez and learned about the plans for a second Meso Maya location in the old Luna Tortilla building purchased by Mike Karns and the Firebird Restaurant Group LLC two years befo ... More >>
Behold, the truly hand-made tortilla.
A while back Wilonsky told you that El Fenix honcho Mike Karns and the Firebird Restaurant Group LLC were gobbling up the old Luna's Tortilla factory. Conventional wisdom was that another El Fenix outpost would slide into the spot, but it turns out Karns has another concept in mind for the s ... More >>
Today we wrap up the last of our Three-Course Meal interview with Chef Nico Sanchez at Meso Maya, the newish Mexican restaurant at Preson and Forest. In part one we learned about his background. Part two dabbled in the Dallas restaurant scene and the real Mex-Mex movement. Now for a little look into ... More >>
The Luna Tortilla Factory, built in 1938 and due for a redo courtesy Brandt Wood and El Fenix's Mike KarnsWhen last we looked in on the old Luna's Tortilla Factory, it was joining the old Dallas High School, the Statler Hilton, Deep Ellum and other local historic landmarks on Preservation Dallas' ... More >>
Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.