"...and Enron in Houston. Once here, he became corporate chef for Comida Deluxe, then the parent company for Chuy's and other restaurant concepts owned by longtime Austin restaurateurs Mike Young and John Zapp..."
"...I've been on rumor patrol this week, and here's what I know for sure: Look for Nuevo Leon to open a second full service location in the new Escarpment Village Center on West Slaughter by late July or early August... Comida Deluxe honcho Mike Young tells us his company is indeed considering creating a unique new Chuy's outlet on a 5-acre tract in the Arbor Trails development near the new southwest Costco, but they are only now in the "due diligence" phase of the project....."
"...It seems that she has been getting an annoying volume of calls from folks looking for a new eatery on the shores of Lake Austin called the Boat Yard (3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 651-0505). As we discovered, there is no current listing for the Boat Yard in local information, so we called the offices of proprietors Mike Young and John Zapp, aka Comida Deluxe, and they provided the phone number..."
"...In 1990, former Whole Foods Market partner Mark Stiles and his wife Sylvie chose Barton Springs Road for the location of their first restaurant venture, Pizza Nizza. Shady Grove came next, a new concept from Comida Deluxe, the company formed by Mike Young and John Zapp..."
"...David Garrido European-born Garrido began his cooking career under Southwestern cuisine pioneers Stephan Pyles and Bruce Auden. For many years, Garrido was executive chef of Jeffrey's restaurants in Austin and Washington, D.C., and was also the former executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe and owner of Garrido's..."
"...For many years, Garrido was executive chef of Jeffrey's restaurants in Austin and Washington, D.C., and is also co-owner of O's Campus Cafe on the UT campus. Formerly executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe and owner of Garrido's...."
"...For many years, Garrido was executive chef of Jeffrey's restaurants in Austin and Washington, D.C., and is also co-owner of O's Campus Cafe on the UT campus. Formerly executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe, chef David opened Garrido's (360 Nueces; www.garridosaustin.com) in the spring of 2009...."
"...Mike Young and John Zapp were both at Gianni's (an Italian restaurant that preceded Carmelo's) when in 1982 they combined their talents and the love of Tejano and Tex-Mex food that Young grew up with in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to open Chuy's Comida Deluxe. Austin's favorite Elvis-kitsch shrine and temple of Tex-Mex and margaritas now has 24 locations (including Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana) with four more set to join soon..."
"...For many years, Garrido was executive chef of the Jeffrey's restaurants in Austin and Washington, D.C., and he's also co-owner of O's Campus Cafe on the UT campus. Formerly executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe, he opened Garrido's (360 Nueces, 320-8226, www.garridosaustin.com) in the spring of 2009...."
"...For many years, Garrido was executive chef of Jeffrey's restaurants in Austin and Washington, D.C., and is also co-owner of O's Campus Cafe on the UT campus. Currently the corporate chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe, Garrido is the co-author (with Robb Walsh) of Nuevo Tex-Mex and expects to open the eponymous Garrido's restaurant here by the end of the year...."
"...David Garrido: Currently the executive chef for Chuy's Comida Deluxe Inc., Garrido was for many years the executive chef at Jeffrey's and is the co-owner of O's Campus Cafe at the University of Texas. Garrido spent some of the early days of his career working with Southwestern cuisine founder Stephan Pyles..."
"...If you're curious about what chef David Garrido has been up to since going to work for the Comida Deluxe outfit, just check out the new 8-ounce USDA Prime burger on the menu at Shady Grove (1624 Barton Springs Rd., 474-9991). The $9.95 specialty is flying out the door, as are the tasty new brisket tacos..."
"...Before her death, she sold the properties that house Jeffrey's and the Josephine House to the owners of Jeffrey's, thereby protecting them from potential family disputes or developers. Jeffrey's has maintained its reputation for consistency during the past 30 years under the aegis of only four major chefs: Emil Vogely (now chef at the Tarry House), Raymond Tatum (now chef at the Backstage Steakhouse), David Garrido (now corporate executive chef with Comida Deluxe Inc.), and Alma Alcocer-Thomas, plus a well-seasoned waitstaff, many with years of service in double digits...."
"...Third, 499-3993; www.royalbluegrocery.com), a cozy shop modeled after the corner stores and bodegas popular with urban dwellers in big cities. The proprietors are Craig Staley and George Scariano, who developed their food and customer-service chops during years of working for homegrown powerhouse Comida Deluxe (Chuy's, Shady Grove, etc)..."
"...The affable Garrido describes his departure as completely amicable and says he maintains a close friendship with Jeffrey's owners Ron and Peggy Weiss as well as a business partnership with them in O's Campus Cafe. Garrido's new position developing special projects for Comida Deluxe, the parent company of Chuy's, will give him the opportunity to explore his "Mexican culinary roots" and work a more family-friendly schedule..."
"...LUCY'S BOATYARD Right next door to its cousin the Hula Hut (both restaurants are part of the Comida Deluxe dynasty), the Boatyard boasts a real fireplace and nautical decor to keep your motliest of crews shipshape while they enjoy delicious seafood and a great view of the lake. 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard, 512/651-0505...."
"...2. It had to be the most Austintatious party of the busy first holiday weekend, with the combined rolodexes of GSD&M and Comida Deluxe to make up the invitation list and beloved local Grammy winners Asleep at the Wheel providing musical entertainment..."
"...Xena, Carrabba's, Outback Steakhouse, HangTown and Rudy's have lately been joined by the third Chuy's location and there's a Joe's Crab Shack visible on the horizon. Meanwhile, back on the original "Restaurant Row" on Barton Springs Road, Mike Young and John Zapp of Comida Deluxe (Chuy's, Shady Grove, Hula Hut) have sold their Italian restaurant outlet, Romeo's, to company employees Jas Lemert and Kristine Moberly..."
"...Tim and Georgia have departed on a year or two of extensive globe-trotting and plan to do some research for a possible future restaurant venture. The other local sale rumor involving a management team buying Romeo's from Mike Young and John Zapp of Comida Deluxe cannot be confirmed at this time....."