Jon Deal

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rest(aurants) In Peace: Notable Closings of 2012

    Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing. Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Chef Jonathan Jones Departs Xuco Xicana, Soon to Be El Patio Once Again

    A mock Texas Monthly cover made by Jones's fans several years ago.​Chef Jonathan Jones was let go from Xuco Xicana late last week, and cooked his last meal at the restaurant last night as a pre-planned pajama party on Xuco's upstairs patio became his farewell party. Jones, who was the executi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Blow Out

    Yes, the harmonica is a real instrument, insists Pocket Full of Soul director Marc Lempert.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Felix's Queso Makes a Comeback

    Photos by J.C. ReidWhen Robb Walsh chronicled the closing of Felix Mexican Restaurant last year, the outpouring of grief was reminiscent of the sadness accompanying the loss of a great statesman or member of a royal family. And in a way it was. That restaurant was the last remaining legacy of Felix ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Sammy's Way

    A former Gallant Knight singer hopes to conquer downtown with his own club