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. World-famous Cane Rosso pizzeria expands to gentrifying Dallas suburb. Cane Rosso has a new location in the works, this time in a northern suburb that’s in the early throes of gentrification: Carrollton. This represents the fifth branch of the Neapolitan-style pizza chain launched in Deep Ellum by pizza impresario and social media maven Jay Jerrier. The branch will open at 1301 South Broadway, in an old bike shop.
2. Whataburger gets hit with inconceivable petition from school nutritionist. Burger King has its BK Veggie; Chipotle has its tofu sofritas. Now a school nutritionist from Pharr, Texas, is suggesting the unthinkable: that Texas chain Whataburger should join the fold and add a veggie burger to its menu. Miguel Villarreal launched a Change.org petition asking Whataburger to offer “a plant-based entrée, like a veggie burger.”
3. Big boom coming to East Dallas and more city news this week. The biggest talker in our city news roundup from last week is the building implosion scheduled for February 1, so Trammell Crow can make room for its new Sam’s Club, something the neighbors don’t seem to want. Also among the highlights: a proposed expansion for the city’s Animal Cruelty Unit and no love for the Southern Gateway.
4. Barter just bailed from Uptown but already there’s an Italian successor. We barely got a chance to say goodbye to Barter, the just-closed restaurant on McKinney Avenue, and already we are saying hello to its replacement: Italian restaurant Patrizio. A manager at the Patrizio in Highland Park Village confirmed that it would be relocating after its closure on February 28.
5. Top 10 homebuilding trends as predicted by Dallas’ leading custom builders. As builders enjoy the renewed demand for custom homes, they also look to attract buyers with the latest and greatest styles and trends. We asked some of the top homebuilders in North Texas to look into their crystal balls and make predictions about what will be hot in 2015. If we had to sum it up in a word: technology.