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Chain Gangs
Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion
"...in Houston. Once here, he became corporate chef for Comida Deluxe, then the parent company for Chuy's and other..."

March 28, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Reports from rumor patrol; plus, it's that time of year for many, many different kinds of beer
"...on West Slaughter by late July or early August... Comida Deluxe honcho Mike Young tells us his company is..."

June 16, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
I hope you saved your appetite for all of the news Virginia B. Wood is plating up.
"...offices of proprietors Mike Young and John Zapp, aka Comida Deluxe, and they provided the phone number. Hope this..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Good Restaurants Make Good Neighbors
"...Nizza. Shady Grove came next, a new concept from Comida Deluxe, the company formed by Mike Young and John..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Celebrity Judges
"...and was also the former executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe and owner of Garrido's. Recently he took over..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Food Feature

Celebrity Judges
This year's distinguished panel of judges includes ...
"...on the UT campus. Formerly executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe and owner of Garrido's...."

Aug. 22, 2014 Food Feature

Celebrity Judges
"...on the UT campus. Formerly executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe, chef David opened Garrido's (360 Nueces; www.garridosaustin.com) in..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Food Feature by Robb Walsh

Austin-Based Restaurant Chains
"...in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to open Chuy's Comida Deluxe. Austin's favorite Elvis-kitsch shrine and temple of Tex-Mex..."

June 3, 2011 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Celebrity Judges
"...on the UT campus. Formerly executive chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe, he opened Garrido's (360 Nueces, 320-8226, www.garridosaustin.com) in..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Food Feature

Celebrity Judges
"...the UT campus. Currently the corporate chef of Chuy's Comida Deluxe, Garrido is the co-author (with Robb Walsh) of..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Food Feature

Celebrity Judges
"...David Garrido: Currently the executive chef for Chuy's Comida Deluxe Inc., Garrido was for many years the executive..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Food Feature

Food-o-File
Mother's is tough; Vera's Pies are stuffed; and Dream Bakery offers a Persian puff
"...been up to since going to work for the Comida Deluxe outfit, just check out the new 8-ounce USDA..."

March 16, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Then and Nau
Of Kash-Karry, Casiraghi's, and Jeffrey's: Clarksville's culinary history
"...Backstage Steakhouse), David Garrido (now corporate executive chef with Comida Deluxe Inc.), and Alma Alcocer-Thomas, plus a well-seasoned waitstaff,..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
In spite of the sad circumstances, Bill Clinton at El Chile made Carlos Rivero's week
"...customer-service chops during years of working for homegrown powerhouse Comida Deluxe (Chuy's, Shady Grove, etc). The new store features..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
After 15 years, David Garrido departs Jeffrey's, and the timing's right for Alma Alcocer-Thomas to take over; plus, more food and wine options on Valentine's Day.
"...Campus Cafe. Garrido's new position developing special projects for Comida Deluxe, the parent company of Chuy's, will give him..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Summer Fun
The Austin shore: beachy fun in Centex
"...the Hula Hut (both restaurants are part of the Comida Deluxe dynasty), the Boatyard boasts a real fireplace and..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Meiling Guentzel

Food-o-File
What two local moguls were "generally acting like delighted boys with a brand new toy" at a new Krispy Kreme Donut shop last Saturday?
"...holiday weekend, with the combined rolodexes of GSD&M and Comida Deluxe to make up the invitation list and beloved..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-file
"...Barton Springs Road, Mike Young and John Zapp of Comida Deluxe (Chuy's, Shady Grove, Hula Hut) have sold their..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Food Column

Food-o-File
"...buying Romeo's from Mike Young and John Zapp of Comida Deluxe cannot be confirmed at this time... Austin Film..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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