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Dr Pepper Margaritas Are Officially a Thing in Dallas

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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Welcome to AM Intel in the time of coronavirus, a round-up of the city’s newest bits of restaurant-related intel. Follow Eater on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date details on how COVID-19 is impacting the city’s dining scene.

Taco Cabana debuts Dr. Pepper margaritas

In the midst of this weird time, Texas-based Tex-Mex chain Taco Cabana has officially debuted Dr Pepper flavored margaritas. According to a press release, the soda-based flavor is one of 12 new marg options at the drive-thru favorite, along with prickly pear, passionfruit, mojito margarita, and mangonada, all priced at $2 each. Gallons of margarita are also an option, for those who seriously can’t get over the truly bizarre combo of Dr. Pepper and margaritas.

Kent Rathbun launches barbecue pop-up

Much-lauded Dallas chef Kent Rathbun is officially back on the scene, at least for a few hours a week. According to CultureMap, Rathbun recently launched Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ, a new smoked meats pop-up that’s held daily from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lovers Seafood & Market, the eatery operated by Rathbun’s wife and restaurateur Tracy Rathbun. Expect Prime brisket with a mustard rub, peppered beef ribs, and smoked salmon, along with traditional sides.

Kozy Kitchen departs Lakewood

Lakewood breakfast favorite Kozy Kitchen has officially closed its doors, but a comeback is imminent. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restaurant will relocate to the former Komali space at 4152 Cole Avenue sometime this month. According to owner Nick Pavageaux, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the restaurant’s plans to move to a new location as sales slowed.