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Teresa Gubbins

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New England native Teresa Gubbins began her career in Dallas as a pastry chef for the Buffalo Club, Cafe Society and the Mansion on Turtle Creek. In 1992, she joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter, and she’s been covering the food and dining scene here ever since, for publications such as D Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Pegasus News. She co-authored the first Zagat Survey of Texas Restaurants and has written for Edible Dallas/Fort Worth, American Way Custom Publishing and Nation's Restaurant News.

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Veggie Burger or Die

School nutritionist begs ultimate Texas burger chain to add veggie option to menu

By Teresa Gubbins

Burger King has its BK Veggie; Chipotle has its tofu sofritas. Now a school nutritionist from Pharr, Texas, is suggesting the unthinkable: that Texas chain Whataburger should join the fold ...

Texas Crime

Babysitting grandparents busted for running a pot empire while watching the kid — allegedly

By Teresa Gubbins

The police arrested a pair of Texas grandparents for possession of marijuana after finding plants, firearms and a pot-growing operation in their home, along with an infant. It happened in ...

Stevie Wonder

Legendary singer plans to unlock "Key of Life" at critically-acclaimed Houston concert

By Teresa Gubbins

Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder will bring his critically acclaimed "Songs in the Key of Life Performance" tour through the South this spring, with dates in three Texas cities. The show ...

Foodie News

Two Houston restaurants take top spots in America's best restaurant rankings

By Teresa Gubbins

Food website Eater has released its first national list of essential restaurants across America, and saints be praised, four Texas restaurants are on it: Tei-An, the One Arts Plaza soba ...

Quakes In Texas

Double shock: Multiple earthquakes rattle Dallas, cause residents to completely freak out

By Teresa Gubbins

At about 3:10 pm, an earthquake struck Dallas, stretching from Oak Cliff to Deep Ellum to North Dallas to Richardson, both east and west. According to, the ...

Plastic Bag Ban Myths

New Dallas law charges for plastic bags, but please don't blame Obama: Separating myth from fact

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas' new plastic bag law went into effect on Jan. 1, requiring supermarkets and other retailers, such as convenience stores, malls and boutiques, to charge a nickel for every "single-use ...

Juicy News

Juicy news: Rare Florida white grapefruit hits Texas stores; can it outshine ruby red?

By Teresa Gubbins

If you're talking grapefruit in Texas, you're usually talking ruby red. But an uncommon grapefruit surfaced this week in supermarket produce departments with white flesh and more complex ...

Lone Star Grammy Noms

Houston singers score big in Grammy Award nominations — and it's not just Beyoncé

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas was well-represented in the latest round of nominations for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 57th annual Grammy Awards. Beyonce, Miranda Lambert and Lecrae topped the list of ...

Earthquake Rattles Dallas

Shake it off: Strongest earthquake in five years gives Dallas-Fort Worth area a big jolt

By Teresa Gubbins

An earthquake hit Dallas on Saturday night at 9:15. According to, the epicenter was in Irving and was a magnitude 3.3. Within an hour, more than ...

Fast Food Challenge

A serious restaurant critic takes on Pizza Hut: Does the chain's hyped new menu measure up?

By Teresa Gubbins

With pizza tastes in America scaling up, Pizza Hut's launched a new menu on with new crust flavors, "skinny" pizzas and premium ingredients. In a press release, Pizza Hut ...

Look Up!

A massive meteor leaves quite an impression in Texas: Talk about your shock and awe

By Teresa Gubbins

What looks to have been a spectacular meteor was spotted by people across Texas earlier this month. Many described it as the biggest they'd seen of its kind. A ...

Veggie News

Salata goes vegan: Popular Houston salad bar chain adds three new alternatives to meat

By Teresa Gubbins

Jumping on the increasingly popular vegan bandwagon, salad chain Salata has added three new vegan proteins to the menu at all of its 40 locations: quinoa, falafel and tofu. They ...

Lucky Dog

Lucky dog: Ebola victim's adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tests negative for virus

By Teresa Gubbins

In great news for animal kind, Bentley the "Ebola dog" does not have Ebola. The rock star Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who belongs to Dallas Ebola victim and Texas Health ...

Texas Health Crisis

New Ebola shocker: Dallas nurse stricken received "low risk" assurances — what went wrong?

By Teresa Gubbins

A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The nurse, a female who has asked to not be identified, had cared for ...

Fast Food Chronicles

Chipotle finally brings its vegan sensation to Texas: New menu item a hit in New York

By Teresa Gubbins

The Sofritas are here, the Sofritas are here. Chipotle Mexican Grill has settled on a date to introduce its new vegan Sofritas menu options across the South: Oct. 13. Sofritas ...

Health Emergency

Dallas on Level 2 emergency alert in the wake of its Ebola case: This is one U.S first no city wanted

By Teresa Gubbins

The first case of Ebola in a United States hospital has emerged, and it's in Dallas. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a critically ...

Meatless Monday Drama

Texas agriculture commissioner who railed against Meatless Mondays announces plans to resign

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas agriculture commissioner Todd Staples announced on Thursday that he will resign his office, an announcement that comes 10 days after he wrote an awkward editorial calling the Meatless Monday ...

Non-Dairy News

New non-dairy treats like candy corn dessert bars offer cool alternatives

By Teresa Gubbins

Those who shun dairy are about to get some novelty treats that go beyond plain old vanilla soy ice cream into cool seasonal goodies. Meanwhile, big companies like Starbucks and ...

Dog Killer

Justice served? Texas man given a "groundbreaking" sentence for beating pit bull to death with a shovel

By Teresa Gubbins

A Mesquite man was sentenced to 6 1/2 years for beating his dog with a shovel and drowning her. A jury found Robert Prichard, 60, guilty of felony animal ...

Cane Rosso Caves

Restaurateur fills in patio fountain after kids run amok, leave too many diapers

By Teresa Gubbins

Can Dallas' Lakewood area not have nice things? After more than a year of struggle, the Cane Rosso White Rock restaurant has filled in the copper-lined fountain on its patio ...

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