This Way In >>

Chef Anastacia “AQ” Quiñones is new exec chef at José in Dallas


Quite the wiz with Mexican cuisine in general and tacos in particular (she infuses her tortilla masa with vegetable juices for flavor and color), former Cedars Social chef Anastacia Quiñones has joined contemporary Mexican restaurant José as its new executive chef. AQ brings with her a history of brief stints in the kitchens of Alma, Komali, and Kitchen LTO, but Jose seems like a really great fit. I love the space, I love the location, and I love that the owners (including Brady Wood and Hannah Wood, who sent us word of AQ’s new hire) are finally giving Jose’s food the attention it deserves.

José specializes in Guadalajaran cuisine. AQ is a grad of the Culinary Institute of American in New York, then worked at San Francisco’s Jardiniére restaurant with chef-owner Traci Des Jardins. 

The Woods have certainly been busy, too. They’re also developing Park House, the swanky private club under construction in Highland Park Village, under their WoodHouse corporate umbrella.

Recently Published

»

NFL’s Drew Brees among owners of new Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar in Irving, opening January 21

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a full-service family restaurant ...

»

Pei Wei’s giving away free delivery this week on all orders to promote their new cauliflower rice bowls and orange chicken, but I cannot recommend this deal.

Pei Wei has jumped on the paleo/keto trend, introducing cauliflower ...

»

Two Mules restaurant inside new Texican Court hotel in Las Colinas is the Texas cowboy cooking you need

It’s not easy to find Two Mules, ...

»

BBQ Pitmaster Will Fleischman has exited Louie King BBQ, but the brisket and ribs are still mighty fine

Well, that didn’t last long. When Louie King ...

»

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen in Uptown Dallas is the holiday party you wanted to know about

There’s a back story to Doc B’s Fresh ...

»

Here’s your New Year’s Day game plan

Good Morning – even if it’s well past noon and ...

»

Shake Shack opens in Las Colinas, Southlake, DFW Airport today, with 10 more DFW locations in the works

Three new Dallas area  open today – and 10 more are ...

»

Guatemala’s famous San Martin Bakery and cafe has opened its first U.S. bakery and cafe in Uptown Dallas – and you need to go now

San Martin Bakery may not have ...

»

His last restaurant up in smoke, Dallas chef Tim Byres joins Stephan Pyles to light a fire under Flora Street Cafe

Tim Byres wasn’t without a restaurant home for long. After ...