What a bummer. Say what you will about Brinker International -- I would probably agree -- Brink's on Gaston was a little bit of Dallas history. Okay diner food, especially for breakfast, and they always had the WSJ in a box out front. Hardly anyone knew that it was Norm Brinker's first restaurant. Really a beautiful little building in a Vegas Moderne style, decorated in a very kitschy post-and-paddock theme. The menu was all, "Turf Club," this and "Jockey" that. It went very slowly and then very quickly downhill over the last several years, and its final death throes were especially sad to watch. Now the stone walls are spiderwebbed with graffiti, and when I drove by today I saw that it has become a laundromat.