Dawn Cobb: New restaurant features farm-to-table concept

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Horny Toad Cafe and Bar, named after the official state reptile, recently opened in the former Good Eats restaurant location at 5812 N. Interstate 35 next to the Stonehill Shopping Center.

The building underwent close to $250,000 in repairs and renovations, according to owner Tim Trawick, who also owns the Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub on the downtown Square.

The restaurant is a farm-to-table concept featuring dishes made from scratch with 90 percent organic produce and all-natural meats such as Texas Wagyu beef.

The menu features Texas flair with unique recipes such as sourdough chicken fried steak — a recipe found in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Chuck Wagon Cookbook. Other dishes include bacon caramel popcorn, wild boar chops with chipotle lime butter, pecan-smoked Texas redfish and whiskey buttermilk pie.


The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton will be opening in the next few months. With construction currently underway, officials are recruiting experienced registered nurses (CVOR, CVICU, ED, Cath and EP lab), registered respiratory therapists, pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians, medical technologists, patient care technicians and monitor technicians.

To learn more about new hospital career opportunities, the public is invited to stop by for a career networking event slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3110 Colorado Blvd.

To register, contact Tracy Fletcher at tracyfl@baylorhealth.edu.


Matt Gohlke and Nathan Caldwell of Gohlke Pools have been selected to present a seminar at the International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo, which continues through Thursday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The expo is an event for the pool, spa and backyard industry to stay abreast of trends, market directions and cutting-edge technology. It attracts more than 10,000 attendees and includes educational seminars and manufacturers’ exhibits occupying 1,400 booths.

Gohlke and Caldwell will present the seminar “25 Ways to Grow Your Service Department.” In addition, Gohlke will moderate the “Best Practices Roundtables.”

Gohlke Pools, Denton’s largest and oldest pool company, was established in 1958 and is located at 909 Dallas Drive in Denton.

For more information, visit www.gohlkepools.com.



R. Scott Alagood of Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., was recently named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Texas for 2013 in real estate, according to a news release. Less than 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to be part of the list.

Alagood received Super Lawyer recognition in 2012 as well as 2003, among other years. He also was named best civil lawyer of Denton County by the readers of GoPages magazine this year. Alagood writes a monthly column for the Denton Business Chronicle, published by this newspaper.

A 1985 graduate of Denton High School, Alagood received his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University in 1989 and earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1992. Alagood and Scott Cartwright formed their firm in 2003.

Now in its 11th year, Super Lawyers recognizes excellence in Texas law. Since 2010, the magazine has partnered with Thomson Reuters business data provider. The Super Lawyers list recognizes lawyers from more than 70 areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Annual selections are made using a rigorous, multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879. Her e-mail address is dcobb@dentonrc.com.

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