These tributes to well-loved Dallas restaurateur and native Austinite Matt Martinez, Jr., who is ill with brain cancer and has entered hospice care, come from other blogs in the Dallas area. Fort Worth journalist June Naylor wrote, “[Matt’s dad] Matt Sr. taught my mom to make his famous shrimp enchiladas on a slow afternoon in Austin in the 1960s; and Matt Jr. himself taught chefs from places as distant as Russia to prepare Tex-Mex food.” Karol Wilson, a Dallas food-biz fixture, wrote, “The famed Bob Armstrong Dip always brings a smile.” Nancy Nichols at D magazine wrote, “Close your eyes and say a prayer for the man who has been changing our lives with Tex-Mex, or Mex-Tex at Matt refers to it, cooking for over three decades. Please leave your remembrances and comments here, too. –Pat
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