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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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Ebola Crisis Update

Ebola moves into crisis mode with revelations from nurses about hospital procedures

By Teresa Gubbins

With the Ebola virus moving into crisis mode, a nurses' union has cataloged a list of failures at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and President Barack Obama has convened a meeting ...

Ebola Virus

Dallas nurse tests positive for Ebola virus

By Teresa Gubbins

According to a statement released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The ...

Virus Crisis

Number of Dallas residents possibly exposed to Ebola climbs to 80

By Teresa Gubbins

Eighty people in the Dallas area are now being monitored for Ebola, as health officials widen the circle of people who may have been exposed to the virus after indirect ...

Ebola Emerges in Texas

Details emerge after CDC confirms Dallas hospital has first U.S. case of Ebola

By Teresa Gubbins

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

Hot Diggity

Fletcher's reveals the secret behind State Fair corny dog greatness

By Teresa Gubbins

If you've been to the State Fair of Texas, there's a good chance you've also had a Fletcher's corny dog, the quintessential fair snack consisting of ...

Mmmmm Tofu

Chipotle announces date to begin serving its spicy vegan tofu Sofritas in Texas

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: October 13. Sofritas ...

Meatless Monday Drama

Texas ag commissioner Todd Staples announces resignation in wake of Meatless Monday incident

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas agriculture commissioner Todd Staples announced on September 18 that he will resign his office, an announcement that comes 10 days after he wrote an awkward editorial calling the Meatless ...

Meatless Mondays Drama

Protein guidelines vanish from Texas Agriculture website following Meatless Monday drama

By Teresa Gubbins

The Texas Department of Agriculture seems to have scrubbed the idea of meatless eating from its website. A nutritional fact-sheet that was on the organization's site, which gave equal ...

Non-Dairy News

Cool new non-dairy ice cream bars summon Halloween favorite

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 ...

Todd Staples Rant

Texas ag commissioner belly aches about Meatless Monday program in schools

By Teresa Gubbins

A Meatless Monday program at the school district in Drippings Springs has Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples contradicting himself and making less than truthful statements about nutrition. After learning that ...

State Fair Fried Food Winners

Craft beer scores righteous win at State Fair of Texas 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

By Teresa Gubbins

After a timely critique by a panel of first-time judges, The State Fair of Texas has announced winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards, and its outcome will not ...

State Fair Brew

Funnel cake ale on tap at State Fair of Texas 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

By Teresa Gubbins

The lineup for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards, announced by the State Fair of Texas, has a foodstuff not previously seen in the pantheon of entries from years past ...

Rick Perry News

Rest easy taxpayers: Rick Perry won't fund defense with our money after all

By Teresa Gubbins

Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted on August 15 for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, announced that he will not pay for his high-priced defense ...

State Fair Fried Foods

Fried Sriracha tops the weirdness of State Fair of Texas 2014 Fried Food Awards

By Teresa Gubbins

A little earlier than usual, the State Fair of Texas has announced the finalists for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards, or as we like to call them, the fried-food ...

Rick Perry's Illegal Trouble

Rick Perry faces 109-year sentence, paying attorney $450 an hour with state funds

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts, for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. A grand jury ruled against Perry for his ...

Fried Food News

State Fair grants hungry Texans access to 2014 fried food awards

By Teresa Gubbins

The 2014 State Fair of Texas begins September 26, and if you can hardly wait to sink your teeth into this year's Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, the State Fair folks ...

Whale Rescue

Southwest Airlines terminates partnership with SeaWorld

By Teresa Gubbins

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, effective at the end of 2014. According to a release by the airline, Southwest and SeaWorld "have mutually ...

Night Sky Display

Meteor splits in two across a moonstruck Texas sky

By Teresa Gubbins

A meteor crossed the sky over Texas on July 12 at 9 pm, enthralling many who watched as it split into two before its inevitable fade. Night-sky viewers witnessed what ...

Tequila Shot

TNT Tacos and Tequila embarks on Texas expansion

By Teresa Gubbins

TNT Tacos and Tequila will open a new location in Uptown Dallas this fall. It's the second branch of TNT, the hipper baby brother of Dallas-based Blue Mesa Grill ...

Cali Burger Invasion

Eureka burger rewards Texas with restaurants in Austin and Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins

California beer-and-burger chain Eureka is headed for Texas. With 12 locations on the West Coast, stretching from San Diego to Seattle, Eureka has set its sights on Dallas and Austin ...

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