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. Step inside the most architecturally exceptional residences in Dallas. Those homes in your dreams? They do exist — and they are probably on the seventh annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, the only local home tour curated by architects. Spread out from Kessler Park to East Dallas, the houses represent a variety of styles. The public is invited to take self-guided tour of these architectural stunners November 2-3.
2. An admittedly one-sided diatribe against the worst bar in Uptown Dallas. Staff writer (and Uptown resident) Jonathan Rienstra rails against Concrete Cowboy. "People stand in line for 30 minutes to join the tightly packed herd of shiny shirt-wearing and scantily clad reality show extras slowly rotating around the bar, hoping to find an opening so they can buy a $10 watered-down well drink served in a plastic cup," he writes.
3. Move over, In-N-Out: Shake Shack is coming to Texas. Former Californians may have rejoiced when In-N-Out arrived in the Lone Star State, but now it's time for New Yorkers to celebrate. Shake Shack, the lunchtime destination of Manhattanites for nearly a decade, is coming to Texas. First stop: Austin.
4. The FLUENT founder on opportunity, Dallas hustle and where the magic is. There are people who are known as connectors: Their Rolodexes can launch a thousand ships, relationships and businesses with a single flick of the wrist. Jackson (one name only, please) is undoubtedly one of those individuals.
5. Dallas Cowboys rookie J.J. Wilcox proves he's ready to start at safety. The Dallas Cowboys gambled on youth at safety when they released veteran Will Allen last month. They hoped that their rookie, J.J. Wilcox, was ready to be the Cowboys’ strong safety of right now rather than the future. With an impressive performance against Philadelphia, Wilcox proved he was up to the task.