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Southern restaurant's sudden closure tops this week's most popular Dallas stories

Southern restaurant's sudden closure tops week's most popular stories

Sissy's Dallas
This fried chicken is, for now, unavailable to you and me.   Photo courtesy of Sissy's
Irving Music Factory
Irving Music Factory is now Toyota Music Factory. Photo courtesy of IMF
Generic Ferris wheel
There's a barbecue restaurant with a Ferris wheel coming to Dallas. iStock
Loren Langenback, Lauren McCurry, Laura Richardson, Christina Moore, Kelsey Lugar, Jayda Batchelder
Rhapsody in Red 2016 raised money for Cherish Uganda.   Photo by Lori Wilson
Gorge Spears, animal cruelty
Gorge Spears was arrested for cruelty to animals.  Photo courtesy of Dallas County
Sissy's Dallas
Irving Music Factory
Generic Ferris wheel
Loren Langenback, Lauren McCurry, Laura Richardson, Christina Moore, Kelsey Lugar, Jayda Batchelder
Gorge Spears, animal cruelty

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. One of Dallas' most elegant Southern restaurants has closed for now. One of Dallas' most elegant Southern restaurants, Sissy's Southern Kitchen and Bar, has closed possibly temporarily, maybe for good. Owner Lisa Garza-Selcer confirms that the restaurant is closed for now due to a variety of issues, some of which may make the closure permanent.

2. Camera catches man in the act of dumping dog in southern Dallas. After decades of suspected animal dumping on an infamous street in southeast Dallas, someone was finally caught in the act on camera and will be charged with animal cruelty.

3. Irving Music Factory sells its name to DFW's new favorite corporation. One day before the complex's concert venue was set to make its debut, the Irving Music Factory — formerly just Music Factory — gained a title sponsor. It is now the Toyota Music Factory, named for the car giant that recently moved its headquarters to Plano.

4. New barbecue Ferris wheel restaurant lights up Dallas Design District. An over-the-top new barbecue restaurant will open in Dallas' Design District with a functional Ferris wheel on site. Called Ferris Wheelers, it will combine barbecue from a credentialed chef with craft beer, live music, and a 50-foot running Ferris wheel.

5. 7 Dallas social events every philanthropic YP should attend. Oh, you thought the "grown ups" got to have all the fun in Dallas? Wrong! Turns out, young professionals know how to throw philanthropic fêtes that are just as fab as their parents' events. Here are our seven favorites to mark down on your social calendar ASAP.