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Dallas’s Newest Taqueria Debuts Near the Galleria

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Juicy rotisserie chicken has landed at Tacos Patron in North Dallas
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Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

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Lawsuit filed over Fort Worth Tex-Mex fave

One of the owners of iconic Fort Worth Tex-Mex restaurant Joe T. Garcia’s is suing his business partners. According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Joe T.’s co-owner Philip Lancarte has filed a lawsuit against his five siblings, who also hold ownership stakes in the restaurant, alleging that they have operated the business with a “lack of transparency.” In response to a letter sent by Lancarte’s lawyers, co-owner Lanny Lancarte alleged that his brother Philip was responsible for “misconduct and causing large debt in the company.”

Snappy Salads lands in Allen

Dallas-based fast-casual salad chain Snappy Salads has debuted its newest outpost in Allen. The restaurant opened its doors at 1015 Watters Creek Boulevard, inside the Watters Creek development that also houses Village Burger Bar, Fish City Grill, Mi Cocina, and more eateries.

The Galleria has a new taqueria

Tacos Patron, a Mexico City-style taqueria from chef Francisco Javier Madero, has officially opened near the Galleria Mall in North Dallas. According to CultureMap, the new taqueria at 14060 Dallas Parkway serves traditional proteins like rotisserie-roasted chicken, carnitas, brisket, and cochinita pibil, along with modern taco options like smoked salmon prepared with a sous vide.