Mike Karns

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Original Snuffers, Once Bulldozed, Will Be Back to Clog Your Arteries on March 10

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    There Are More Ways Than Ever to Get Fat at the Snuffer's on Greenville

    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 >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Meso Maya Misses the Fiesta

    Downtown's new Mexican joint plays it safe and dull.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Meso Maya Number Two May Finally Be Opening

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2011

    Meso Maya's Hands of God

    Behold, the truly hand-made tortilla.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Meso Maya To Open Second Location In Luna's Tortilla Factory

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Meso Maya's Nico Sanchez on the Grind of Running His Own Place and His Gameday Menu

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Luna's Tortilla Factory Lives!

    The Luna Tortilla Factory, built in 1938 and due for a redo courtesy Brandt Wood and El Fenix's Mike Karns​When 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 >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Bless Us, Oh Lard

    Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.