Teresa Gubbins

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Mutts Cantina, Dallas' New Dog Park/Cafe, Inspires Predictable Backlash With Breed Ban

    You can always tell when a dog owner has no kids. They always seems to have the spare time and disposable income to hang out at the dog park, buy organic kibble and artisan chew toys, and lounge with their pets on their favorite restaurant patio. These are the people who look exasperated parents in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Jack Perkins' Slow Bone BBQ Causes Disturbance in the Barbecue Force

    A recent article on Culture Map has caused a small ripple on the Internet. Teresa Gubbins' story on Slow Bone BBQ, the upcoming restaurant from Jack Perkins, was filled with the confident, and perhaps cocky, language the burger-meister has become known for. "You can master this process fairly quick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Chop House Burgers Announces Second Location, Plus Check the 12/12/12 Burger

    Chef Kenny Mills of Chop House Burgers in Arlington (1700 W. Park Row Drive) is busy busy BIZ-EE! Last week we reported that he's expanding with a steak and seafood restaurant in Arlington. And today Mills signed a lease for a second Chop House Burgers, this one in Mansfield. See also: Don't Confu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Update on the Lower Greenville Food Truck Park and News of Cheese Steaks

    Teresa Gubbins over at Culture Map just broke some news on the new food truck park going in across from a (future) Trader Joe's on Lower Greenville. Chef Jason Boso, of Twisted Root fame, has been tapped as "boss" of the food truck park, and he'll work on pulling together all the details. Boso, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Lizard Lounge Lives, Despite City's Halfhearted Biennial Efforts To Kill It

    "On the inside, I'm a wreck," Don Nedler confided. He's a baldish, blue-eyed guy in his mid-50s, and from the outside he looked pretty calm. "I didn't sleep last night," he added. "I woke up at 5 a.m. My dogs were looking at me like I was crazy." Although he's been called to these hearings every oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Olympics in England, SNACK on Henderson and A Hot Mess: This Week in Dallas Eats

    The opening ceremonies have just kicked off, and the Olympics are under way. Seems like a good time to check in with our resident Brit for his primer on food from the other side of the pond. While most of the dishes Gavin Cleaver listed are impossible to find here in Dallas, you can find some decent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Here's Why the Morning News Really Bought Pegasus News

    Yesterday evening, the Dallas Morning News reported on its business blog that it had purchased "hyperlocal online news provider Pegasus News." The news was surprising because Pegasus has been at the periphery of the local media scene for nearly a decade, never standing out as much of a competitor or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    DFW's First Trader Joe's Location Opens in Fort Worth Tomorrow. No Crying, OK?

    The very first Texas outpost of Trader Joe's opens tomorrow morning at 2701 S. Hulen in Fort Worth. The Monrovia, California-based specialty market has a cult following, with loyal devotees sometimes traveling hundreds of miles to stock up on Two-Buck Chuck ($2 wine that beats the pants off of Walm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    2011: The Year in North Texas Beer

    ​Has there been a better year for beer drinkers in North Texas, and particularly Dallas, than 2011? Not one that I can think of, for reasons enumerated in the awards below. My year's wrap-up isn't over. Coming soon are my favorite beers of the year and a run-down of the good and the bad in win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    At the Tomato Fight, Someone Should Have Chucked One at the Organizers

    UPDATE: On November 29, the North Texas Food Bank received an $800 check from the organizers of Tomato Battle. More updated details are in Gubbins' article. Back in October we told you about the Tomato Battle, a new event that featured people throwing old tomatoes at each other. Seemed like the so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Harwood Street Market This Weekend Adds Muscle to the Dallas Farmers Market

    ​The Dallas Farmers Market Stakeholders Association is expanding the farmers market this Saturday in an effort to "Revive, Reinvent and Re-energize." The Inaugural Harwood Street Market will be directly across from shed number 3 at 1015 Harwood and will host local artists, musicians and food v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Things Got a Little Too Cheesy and Too Private This Week in Dallas Food

    ​This week in food blogs, some special people ate special meals, Dallas placed ahead of Anchorage but behind everywhere else, and someone finally thought to stick corndogs in cocktails. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz decides Wild Salsa is decent for its hit-or-miss selection of tacos, passa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Hack Saws and Fried Guacamole. Who Else is Proud to be a Texan?

    ​ This week in food blogs, a Dallas chef milked cows and wielded a hack saw to win $10,000; El Bulli closed; and we gave you an arsenal of excuses to eat and drink. Read on. City of Ate If you're looking for Ethiopian food that is as nonthreatening as it is tasty, Scott Reitz suggests Ibex E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    In-N-Out v. Whataburger, the Wine Wisdom of Andrew Chalk, and More from the Week in Dallas Food Yammering

    ​This week in Dallas blogs, more people tried to settle the debate between Whataburger and In-N-Out, a restaurant in Pennsylvania banned volume-challenged five-year-olds, and a place that looks like a tattoo parlor produced some damn good lamb shank. Read on. City of Ate Alice Laussade staged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Peachy Week in the Food Blogosphere

    He did it for America.​This week in food blogs, peach desserts were a big hit, ketchup haters learned to love Ketchup and Taco Cabana introduced different-tasting tacos. Read on. City of Ate Even Jenny Block, who doesn't like ketchup, enjoyed Ketchup the restaurant. In her review, she said th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Bloggers Leave Super Bowl Behind but Can't Stop Talking About the Weather...oh yeah, and V Day

    ​Now that blogs are wrapping up Superbowl coverage, they've moved on to buzzing about two more Dallas observations: cold weather and Valentine's Day. They're answering what to eat to keep warm, what to eat to get laid and what to do when your Which Wich is too short. But really, we just want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Say, Did You Know There's Some Kinda Football Game Happening?

    ​Just like for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, Dallas food blogs have eagerly compiled lists of things to do and places to go if you're not into the main event. On Super Bowl Sunday, even if you're into football and not so much into planning ahead, there are still plenty of restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    A Week in Restaurant News -- And Not All Is Super Bowl-Related

    ​It was touch-and-go for a while, but it seems like In-N-Out Burger may finally be sprouting in North Texas. While we continue to wait patiently, Dallas is whipping itself into a Super Bowl frenzy. Read on. City of Ate Even in the middle of winter, Brownstone still turns out stunningly tasty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Damn, Damn, Damn It: Owner of Metro Diner Confirms Gaston Ave. Location Is Closing

    ​My cell phone is still packed with photos I took of my dad and son in front of the Preston Center Metro Grill on its final day of operations in August 2008. And now this? Teresa Gubbins breaks the news that the Gaston Avenue Metro, an institution since '68, is also about to close. I just got off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    What's in Store for the Taco in 2011?

    ​Having looked back at how the taco has fared in Dallas and across the country in 2010, Taco Trail now is looking toward the horizon and to what's next for our favorite food. What is clear from the beginning is that regionalism, whether Mexican state, foreign state or Lone Star State, will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Revolving Doors: All's Well That Ends Well

    ​As December comes to a close, it seems all is well, or at least better, as many highly anticipated restaurants made their debuts. David Uygur was back in the kitchen, plus a New York deli and the latest Lombardi venture both opened. We were expecting few restaurants to shutter since, being the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Fifty Sixty's Sara Johannes Lands High in LA

    Sara Johannes​While all the recent dining news has revolved around chef departures -- Pegasus News' Teresa Gubbins, who deserves some sort of spa treatment this weekend, scored a scoop trifecta with the revelations that Tiffany Derry, Sharon Hage and Dan Landsberg were all moving on -- our sis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Week in Food: Things to be Thankful For -- And Others Not

    ​You might be stressed about cooking dinner next Thursday, but that's the kind of anxiety Dallas chefs breathe, sleep and eat for breakfast (slow-roasted and lavender-infused, naturally.) Some Dallas restaurants are closing for good, some are revamping their previously underwhelming menus, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Top Chef Fan Favorite Tiffany Derry
    Out of a Job

    Tiffany Derry​What's a Fan Favorite title from Top Chef worth? In Dallas, an unemployment check. Teresa Gubbins yesterday reported that Go Fish Ocean Club, the North Dallas restaurant helmed by cheftestant Tiffany Derry, shut down after service Saturday night. Owners blamed the location for i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    How About Rabbit With a Side of Pumpkin?

    Base pandering? Who, us?​This week in Dallas food blogs are all about the under-appreciated, under-munched animals. We've swapped the quintessential beef patty for things like bunny rabbit, gigantic worms and a hot dog that takes a fork, knife and entire roll of Bounty to eat. And in the middl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Rise of the Il Cane Rosso Empire

    Cane Rosso's Truckin'​Pegasus News reports this morning that Il Cane Rosso is putting down roots in Deep Ellum. Owner Jay Jerrier couldn't be reached for comment, but Teresa Gubbins has posted a photo of the tip-off TABC window sign at 2612 Commerce Avenue. Jerrier last week confirmed on his Fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Honest food at Potager and a roll of the dice at The Mercury

    Sara Kerens​This week's Dallas food bloggers learned to trust empty parking lots, took Mary into their own Bloody hands, and found peace on Earth at Potager Café and the Dallas Islamic Center. More Dallas restaurants have Gone Texan, and don't expect to find wines from any other place e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Goody two-shoes go wild for Square Burgers

    Sara KerensThe burgers are great, the desserts are tiny at Square Burger​This week's Dallas food blog coverage is a medley of Czech chili, lamb burgers at Square Burger, good eats from Ethiopia, seafood stew from San Francisco, and gun-eating Texans. We'll help you to prepare your sweet tooth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds: Luxe food at the movies, green 'cue in the Cliff

    Gold Class Cinemas​This week's Dallas food blog coverage saw lots of action over at Stephen Pyles and a musical chairs of restaurant openings and closings all over the metroplex. Bargain priced wine and seafood may be in short supply at some venues, and a couple of bloggers gave the bene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds: Sweet Foods and Sour Jokes at Horne & Dekker

    See the full Horne & Dekker experience in our slideshow.​This week Dallas food bloggers and critics searched for exotic pizzas, beat the heat with cold beer and colder snow cones, followed the scent to taco stands and learned a lesson in German-to-English translation. Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds: Unexceptional food at the Common Table

    Sara KerensThough this may look great, we were not impressed.​This week's Dallas food blog coverage is a sampling of Vietnamese feasts and uncommonly bad food, a stolen can of Whoopass and stale popcorn, an elaborate post-Gospel Last Supper and vegan barbecue, and more highlights. Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Mini-Cocktails, a Tex-Mex Import
    And More in the Week in Local Food

    Photo by Sara KerensLos Cabos: This is how they do it in Oklahoma.​ This week's Dallas foodie coverage is a buffet of news and new menu items, from sparkling wines, giant burgers, tiny and fiery cocktails, shops opening and closing and then some. Check out this week's Sloppy Seconds. The Week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds Returns to City of Ate

    City of Aters, this week we are bringing back an old feature that our former web editor-turned-staff writer, Patrick Michels, used to do every Friday afternoon. It's an end of the week wrap-up of sorts featuring restaurant reviews and City of Ate highlights. This time around we decided to include ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Night Before New Year's Eve, Deep Ellum Gets Another Bar and Live Music Venue

    From La Grange's Facebook page So, it is the Continental Club or La Condesa? You be the judge come tomorrow.​A very good Friend of Unfair Park was in Deep Ellum last night and noticed the sign: The King Bucks and The O's at La Grange on December 30. Turns out, tomorrow is opening night for the lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Club Dada to Re-Open? Maybe. But No Lease Has Been Signed Yet.

    ​Since the shitstorm that was the entire month of July for Club Dada--a month so brutal, in fact, that the lights in the revered Deep Ellum venue went dark and haven't been turned back on since--I've been working on-again and off-again about a story about the venue's demise. And that story? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Going Green With Dallas's Top Chefs At the 18th Annual Caesar Salad Competition

    Photos by Patrick MichelsThere's a salad around there somewhere, trust us.​Chefs from 10 of the top kitchens in Dallas vied for top honors in the Sunday night's Caesar salad competition, vying for diners' votes with salads dressed up with merguez sausage, scallop ceviche or brisket tacos, or resty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Photos: Bean To Bar Tasting with

    Diana Merrill ClaussenField greens with chocolate Napoleon​For the first event in their brief history, hosted chocolatiers Alan McClure and Steve DeVries for a tasting and a dinner focused on American "bean to bar" chocolate production.Teresa Gubbins, who recapped the event for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Top 10 Sexiest Female Chefs In Dallas

    Yeah, yeah--pretty damn juvenile of us...not to mention downright sexist.But, damn it, if Danica Patrick can embrace beauty as well as hard nose racing skill, then we're allowed the occasional foray into 'babe-licious' territory.​Now, it wasn't an easy process. After much hemming and hawing, we ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Revolving Doors: The (Sometimes) Merry Month Of May

    The Dallas area has been hitting better than even in the openings and closings department. But when one closes...This month the new, well-reviewed "gastro-pub" on lower Greenville, Zymology, shut down. Suddenly and quietly. From all accounts, the venue proved too good for its neighborhood. The break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Revolving Doors: A Month To Remember?

    We were trying to think of any significant restaurant closings in Dallas over the last 30 days and nothing, besides that odd moment when Kavala in Oak Cliff shut down then reopened almost immediately. So, we had to call our buddy Teresa Gubbins and pry into her database-like brain.Thanks TG.Just gla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Oh Brothers, or: "There Is No God."

    View Larger Map Earlier this afternoon, a Friend of Unfair Park shot us this brief, cryptic message: "Brotha's fried chicken on Gaston is gone ... There is no God." Spent the better part of the day trying to track down my childhood pal Jimmy Kazanas, co-owner of the chicken shack on Gaston Ave., to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Another Dallas Grub Rag

    Now there’s a place for your Loving Tex-Mex with Limburger recipe collection. Dallas has a new food and wine magazine: Culinary Concierge Dallas/Fort Worth, a Web-based magazine, plus a four-color dead-tree quarterly, founded by New Orleans cookbook author and food stylist Kendall Gensler in 2000. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    How High? Very High.

    There is a very good explanation as to why so many arts critics are leaving The Dallas Morning News--or, at the very least, accepting the paper's buyout offer, which they have till 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to withdraw. They were told to go by editor Bob Mong and vice president-managing editor George Rodr ... More >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Hack Factory

    Do the DMN music writers even like music? Hard to tell.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Barley House crams it in with Gramfest; Gypsy Tea Room swings; Curtain Club opens nationwide; Liquid Lounge keeps it real

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Rubber Gloves puts on the kitchen mitts; Ronnie Dawson's no zombie; and American Bedouin sets down stakes

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Scene, heard

    New New Bohemians, Tomorrowpeople part with manager, The Eagle does fashion, and more

  • Dining

    April 1, 1999
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