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Downtown bar's reopening tops this week's 5 most popular Dallas stories

Downtown bar's reopening tops this week's most popular Dallas stories

City Tavern Drink
Check out the new digs. Photo courtesy of City Tavern
American Airlines
Look, the plane. Photo courtesy of American Airlines
Real Nice Place
Waffles with fruit could be viewed as both indulgent and healthy.  Photo courtesy of Real Nice Place
Virgin USA Train
Virgin Trains may be speeding into Texas. Photo courtesy of Virgin Trains
Hudson House chicken & red velvet waffle
A red velvet waffle adds a twist on a brunch favorite. Photo courtesy of Hudson House
City Tavern Drink
American Airlines
Real Nice Place
Virgin USA Train
Hudson House chicken & red velvet waffle

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.

1. Downtown Dallas bar reopens in vintage building even cooler than the last. One of the most venerable bars in downtown Dallas is back in business after relocating to a cool old building that beats the one it was in. City Tavern, known for its chill personality, lived-in-vibe, live music, and lineup of great beers, is now open at 1514 Elm St. 

2. American Airlines adds new airplane with WiFi and XL overhead bins. American Airlines' newest plane made its maiden run and is now ready to join the family. It's the airline's first Airbus A321neo, and according to a release, it touched down at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) shortly before noon February 1, following an 8 1/2-hour nonstop flight from Hamburg, Germany.

3. New downtown Dallas restaurant hits up the breakfast-all-day crowd. With breakfast looming as one of the hottest trends in dining, make room for Real Nice Place, a new breakfast-and-lunch restaurant in downtown Dallas, located at 400 N. St. Paul St., aka the Hartford building.

4. Virgin steers talk of high-speed trains between Dallas and Houston. Another possible alternative to planes, Amtrak trains, and automobiles has chugged into the picture across Texas. Virgin Trains USA, a transportation startup that plans to trade its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange, is exploring two high-speed routes in Texas — one between Dallas and Houston, and the other tying together Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. 

5. New brunches fatten up this lean serving of Dallas restaurant news. This round of Dallas dining news is perfect for early February: It's a little lite. It's a diet version of restaurant news. There's a new liquor store in Victory Park, doughnuts in DeSoto, and brunch. Here's what's happening in Dallas restaurant news.