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. The official list of top 4th of July events around Dallas-Fort Worth. This year lines up perfectly for fireworks lovers in Dallas-Fort Worth. If you're so inclined, you can see pyrotechnics exploding in the sky for five straight days, as different cities in the area will be holding events every day between June 30 and July 4. We've rounded up the biggest and best ones for your oohing — er, viewing — pleasure.
2. Sweet cafe in Lakewood Dallas busts out special new vegan offering. A small, quirky cafe that opened in Dallas' Lakewood neighborhood in early 2018 is busting out an event themed with the hottest trend in 2018: vegan food. The Creek Cafe planned to make a splashy introduction with a two-night omakase event on June 29-30.
3. SMU grads grab Goff’s space for new chef-driven Dallas ice cream shop. A hot-hot address in University Park has a cool new tenant. The address is 6401 Hillcrest Ave., across from Southern Methodist University and most recently home to Goff's Hamburgers. In fall 2018, it will be home to Baldo's, a new ice cream shop from two graduates of SMU.
4. Dallas lays down new recycling ordinance for big apartment buildings. A new ordinance in the city of Dallas will bring recycling to apartment complexes. The Multifamily Recycling Ordinance was unanimously approved by the Dallas City Council on June 13, and will require that by January 1, 2020, apartment complexes with eight or more units must provide recycling containers to residents within visible distance of garbage containers.
5. New Drybar blows into the best-tressed neighborhood in Dallas. A popular blow dry bar is booking appointments for all who tress to impress in Uptown Dallas. Drybar opened its third Dallas-area location, at 2020 Cedar Springs Rd., #185, on June 22.