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Adios Hacienda on Henderson and more meaty restaurant news top 5 most popular stories

Abrupt Dallas restaurant closure tops 5 most popular stories this week

Hacienda on Henderson in Dallas
Tex-Mex spot Hacienda on Henderson closed abruptly. Photo courtesy of Ann Mai
Southwest Airlines airplane jet flying
Southwest revealed 15 new out-of-state nonstop flights from Love Field. Photo by Dylan Ashe/Wikipedia
Pecan Lodge
Big meat feast from Pecan Lodge, one of the restaurants you need to visit in February. Photo courtesy of Pecan Lodge
Snow, Dallas
An inch of snow brought traffic to a standstill in parts of Dallas. Photo courtesy of Rob Hays
Hacienda on Henderson in Dallas
Southwest Airlines airplane jet flying
Pecan Lodge
Snow, Dallas

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. Tex-Mex restaurant Hacienda on Henderson throws in the towel. The casual Tex-Mex restaurant with the exuberant patio overlooking Henderson Avenue shut down abruptly last weekend. The owner could not be reached, but the restaurant's phone number was disconnected, and a former employee confirmed that the restaurant had shut down without notice. The landlord also confirmed the closure.

2. Southwest Airlines reveals new out-of-state nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field. On February 3, Southwest revealed 15 new nonstop flights from Love Field to popular cities across the country. Since 1979, the Wright Amendment has restricted where Dallas Love Field could provide nonstop service. That act will be repealed in October, paving the way for a new era of air travel.

3. Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 meaty restaurants for February. If you follow the monthly dining recommendations of CultureMap Dallas (as well you should), you are coming off January's religious experience of tofu. You're feeling fit as a fiddle — but also a teensy bit emasculated. It's time to bring on the meat. And not just regular meat but extreme meat. The meatiest of the meat. MEAT.

4. Man kidnaps two women at gunpoint in broad daylight at Dallas park. Israel Tovar, 18, has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping. According to Dallas police, Tovar kidnapped two women at gunpoint in Oak Cliff's Kiest Park around 2 pm on February 2.

5. Snowy city of Dallas declares 'Ice Force Level 1' in effect. Light snow flurries fell across the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area on February 6, prompting the City of Dallas' Department of Street Services to issue an alert. "Street Services has now activated its sanding operations Ice Force Level 1 throughout the city to make the roads safe for motorists," it reads. The hashtag #ICEFORCEONE trended briefly on Twitter.