Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:
1. Original Black Eyed Pea in Dallas punches out for new chicken concept. After nearly 40 years, the Black Eyed Pea on Cedar Springs Road closed on January 2, to be replaced by a new concept from restaurateur Gene Street. Going into the space will be Street's Fine Chicken, a chicken-themed restaurant from Street, his offspring Gene Jr. and Marco, and nephew Tony.
2. Legendary Knox-area bar comes back with menu from a top Dallas chef. The Corner Bar on McKinney Avenue has officially closed and will get a new lease on life as a revival of Chelsea Corner, the neighborhood bar that was in that very space back in the '80s. Overseeing its revival is a team that includes Len Critcher, owner of The Tavern, and restaurateur couple Kent and Tracy Moore Rathbun.
3. Favorite British pub pours last draft across from NorthPark Center. After 10 years of infectious good times, the Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub at Caruth Plaza has closed. The pub had a lease that ended and opted not to renew. Its final day was January 3.
4. Celebrity-approved restaurant whips up breakfast all day in Plano. A San Diego restaurant concept with a witty name is coming to North Texas. Hash House A Go Go will open its first Dallas-area branch in Plano in spring 2016, where it will serve its so-called "twisted farm food" for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Breakfast items are served at lunch and dinner too.
5. Dallas ranks among top 5 housing markets for buyer's remorse. Anyone rushing to purchase a home in 2016 may be at serious risk for buyer's remorse. Zillow recently tracked the 50 largest metro housing markets with data from 2015 and projected trends for 2016, and DFW landed on the list of cities where home appreciation is expected to drop significantly in the coming year.