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Restaurant news and Kidd Kraddick memorial top 5 most popular stories this week

Restaurant news and Kidd Kraddick memorial top 5 most popular stories

Nammi at Valley View Center in Dallas
Popular food truck Nammi now has a permanent restaurant at Valley View Center. Photo courtesy of Nammi
Kidd Kraddick
Thousands of people attended Kidd Kraddick's memorial outside American Airlines Center. nydailynews.com
Angelo's Spaghetti House in Dallas
Angelo's in Lakewood closed abruptly after a dispute with the landlord. Photo courtesy of Angelo's Spaghetti House
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
Party people braved the heat at Design District Market at the Dallas Contemporary. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Nammi at Valley View Center in Dallas
Kidd Kraddick
Angelo's Spaghetti House in Dallas
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary

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. Angelo's restaurant in Lakewood has served its last spaghetti Bolognese. Shuttered by the landlord August 9, longtime Italian restaurant Angelo's in Lakewood is now closed. Co-owner Bernadette Fisher posted the news on the restaurant's Facebook page, summarizing the role that Angelo's played in the community for 21 years. "While the past few years were a struggle, the good times have by far outweighed the bad," she wrote. 

2. Kidd Kraddick public memorial to be held outside American Airlines Center. Fans of radio icon David "Kidd" Kraddick had waited with bated breath for news of his public memorial. Thousands gathered at AT&T Plaza outside American Airlines Center in Dallas on August 15 to pay their respects to the man. Celebrity mourners included Mavs owner Mark Cuban, the Jonas Brothers and Kraddick's colleagues from KISS-FM. 

3. DFW Restaurant Week menus reveal shocking trends. The 2013 rendition of Dallas-Fort Worth's Restaurant Week began August 12, with 116 restaurants participating (not counting duplicate branches). Some have said this year's event lacks some of the bigger names in our local dining scene. Actually, that was us; we said that. But with more than 100 participants, there's plenty of options for hungry diners.

4. Popular Dallas food trucks open restaurants at iconic shopping malls. It's a sweet story of food truck success, as two Dallas food trucks expand from mobile to permanent restaurant status. Nammi, already open at Valley View Center, comes from Teena Nguyen and Gary Torres, owners of the highly popular Vietnamese food truck of the same name. Green House Market, from the team behind Green House Truck, will launch at NorthPark Center in November. 

5. Dumpster divers make a splash at Dallas Design District Market. Art enthusiasts, music aficionados and beach-starved babes gathered at the Design District Market — the first at the Dallas Contemporary — for an an all-day shopping and swimming extravaganza. Although two large graffiti-clad dumpsters pools were the highlight for some, others needed a couple of cocktails before taking a dip.