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Taqueria La Ventana To Open In Dallas Farmers Market And Addison

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Taqueria La Ventana, the funky taqueria concept offering everyday Mexican street food which currently has a successful downtown Dallas location, has announced it will be expanding in 2015 with two new locations. Specific dates for the openings will be released in the near future.

Taqueria La Ventana has recently signed a lease at the Dallas Farmers Market in The Market, in the heart of downtown Dallas. Scheduled to open in early summer 2015, the restaurant will offer 21 indoor seats as well as 28 seats on the outdoor patio. It will be one of the four anchor restaurants in The Market, which will also offer additional seating in a common dining area. Approximately 20 to 25 employees will be hired for this new location.

In addition, Addison will soon welcome Taqueria La Ventana to 4180 Beltline Road. The 2,344 square foot restaurant and bar will seat 60 guests while the 945 square foot al fresco patio will offer seating for 32 diners. It will share the real estate site with a sister Firebird Restaurant Group concept, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar. The company will hire between 30 to 35 employees for the Addison site.   Continue reading

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Pat Snuffer Responds to FRG Court Action Barring Opening of Pat’s Burger and Cheddar Fries

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You may have seen Robert Wilonsky’s story over at the Dallas Morning News concerning Pat Snuffer and the controversy surrounding the opening of Pat’s Burger and Cheddar Fries that was scheduled to open the 16th of December. As we reported Firebird Restaurant Group took over the Snuffers brand through the bankruptcy court late November of 2013. The same hour, actually almost to the minute, both Firebird and Pat Snuffer’s agencies fired off a press release in what looked like a harmonious and orchestrated effort. Firebird announced the take over, and Snuffer announced his new restaurant on Greenville Avenue at the same location where the original Snuffers stood before it was demolished earlier this year.

A tipster sent word at noon yesterday that Snuffer, along with his partners Steve Cole and Patrick Snuffer had been served an injunction that would prevent the opening of Pat’s. Specifically, the 159 page document (see below) asserted “the defendant is operating a copy-cat version of its restaurant on Lower Greenville called Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries”. I called Snuffer and spoke with him just before he was to appear in court. He promised a call afterwards with the results. Early yesterday evening Pat Snuffer told us that the judge did not rule, instead issued a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for December 19, 2013.

Today, Snuffer issued the following statement to craveDFW:   Continue reading

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