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. Dallas restaurant dream team debuts Spork roadside eatery in old Sonic. The fast-casual restaurant known as Spork, dubbed a “chef-driven roadside eatery,” opened on March 11 at Frankford and Preston roads in North Dallas, in a former Sonic Drive-In. The menu consists of burgers, salads, sandwiches, cocktails and shakes. But the good stuff is the star-studded team behind it.
2. Dallas Jesuit grad pegged as leader of racist OU fraternity chant. The leader of the racist University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity song that got the chapter kicked off campus was identified as a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Parker Rice, a freshman SAE at OU, is the tuxedoed individual shown leading the racist song in the nine-second video that got posted on TotalFratMove. Jesuit president Mike Earsing condemned the actions in a statement.
3. New ramen spot Wabi House finds a home on Dallas’ foodie avenue. The ramen trend is still in its early stages in Dallas-Fort Worth; compared to other cities, we’re tragically under-ramened. But that’ll change with the opening of Wabi House, an izakaya-style restaurant opening on Greenville Avenue this spring from the chef and owner of Texas-wide sushi chain Piranha Killer Sushi.
4. Real estate authority asserts Dallas is second hottest U.S. market right now. As the spring homebuying season approaches, the Dallas-Fort Worth market is expected to be the second-hottest in the country behind only Waco, according to experts at Realtor.com. By examining the median age of housing inventory in February and traffic on the site, Realtor.com’s chief economist Jonathan Smoke says these two Texas markets are primed to lead the pack.
5. Luxury motor coach expands commuter service from Dallas to Houston. Vonlane, a luxury motor coach company that currently shuttles businesspeople between Dallas and Austin, is adding a new route to Houston beginning April 20. Founder and president Alex Danza says the new service is in response to hundreds of customers asking for an Interstate 45 option since the company launched last May.