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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, Gayot.com 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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Weed Deed

"Flawed" bill approving medical marijuana in Texas awaits Gov. Abbott's decision

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas is just a Greg Abbott signature away from approving a medical marijuana bill that will be hard to fulfill but is viewed as a positive step toward marijuana legislation ...


Noah's Ark

Animals are saved after storm rips through noted Texas wildlife sanctuary; rebuilding begins

By Teresa Gubbins

The epic storm that blew through North Texas on May 11 hit an animal sanctuary in Murchison, 70 miles southeast of Dallas, which suffered damage from high winds and flooding ...


Whole Foods Junior

Whole Foods Market targets millennials with separate supermarkets featuring lower prices

By Teresa Gubbins

Millennials, look out: Whole Foods has its eyes on you. The Austin-based supermarket giant is launching a new, separate chain specifically tailored to meet the needs of that younger audience ...


Stoner News

Bill to reduce penalties for marijuana possession inches forward in Texas legislature

By Teresa Gubbins

A bill that would reduce the penalties for marijuana possession in Texas got a nudge forward after an approval on May 4 by a committee in the state House of ...


Rolling Stones Return

Rolling Stones return to Texas, but Houston fans will have to travel to see iconic band

By Teresa Gubbins

The Rolling Stones have announced a 15-city North American stadium tour, and Dallas — or, more specifically, Arlington — is on the list. Their Zip Code tour, which launches in San Diego ...


Cruel Crime

Texas firefighter arrested, kicked off force for shooting neighbor's dogs: Posted Facebook pics of dead pets

By Teresa Gubbins

Timothy Conatser, a former volunteer firefighter for Royse City in North Texas, was arrested on two counts of felony animal cruelty after bragging on Facebook that he'd shot two ...


See Ya Einstein

Half-baked performance spurs bagel chain to shutter three Houston-area locations

By Teresa Gubbins

As part of a national downsizing, five branches of Einstein Bros. Bagels are closing in Texas, including three in the Houston suburbs. According to a release from the company, they ...


Needless Tragic Death

Cake-pop entrepreneur killed on the street by a drunk driver in horrific incident: Just 34 and full of promise

By Teresa Gubbins

Emily Gabrielle Javadi, a vibrant 34-year-old entrepreneur who'd started her own cake-pop business, was struck by a speeding car and killed this week in Uptown Dallas. According to police ...


Greatest Hits

New movie with Houston (and BitTorrent) ties has unusual admissions policy: Pay what you want

By Teresa Gubbins

Houston is part of an experimental film tour by comedian David Cross, whose first feature, Hits, will screen at the Sundance Cinemas. The unusual part is the payment structure: You ...


Milky Alternatives

Starbucks goes coconuts as a smooth (and popular) dairy alternative

By Teresa Gubbins

After being deluged with requests, Starbucks is introducing a new nondairy option to its drink lineup: coconut milk. It will be available in all stores beginning February 17. According to ...


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 Earthquaketrack.com, 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 earthquaketrack.com, 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 ...


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