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. Downtown Dallas gears up for high-profile film shoot with Hollywood heavies. Dealey Plaza hosted another film shoot on November 2, closing down the area for the movie LBJ. The film, starring Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey Donovan, centers on the political upheaval faced by Lyndon Johnson when he was thrust into the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
2. The top farm-to-table restaurants in Dallas to feast on local flavor. The phrase "farm to table" has become a hot button used by restaurants to promote their menus. Many make the claim, but few can fulfill it truthfully, especially in Dallas, where the growing season and range of viable crops are limited. No Dallas restaurant is entirely farm-to-table, but some are making a noble effort. These are the best.
3. Uptown and downtown Dallas vie for hottest new spots and more restaurant news. Mere days ago, we were marveling at a quartet of Dallas-area restaurants that had opened on the sly; now we're back, with yet more restaurant news.
4. How much do Dallasites spend on rent? New study reveals staggering numbers. Is Dallas rent too damn high? A new report from Apartment List reveals that almost half of Dallas renters are "cost-burdened," meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent. Apartment List analyzed U.S. Census data from 2007-2014 and found that 48.5 percent of Dallas renters were cost-burdened in 2014.
5. Condo appreciation blows past single-family homes — especially in Dallas-Fort Worth. Ever since the recession, condos have suffered under the stigma of low and slow appreciation. Now, says a new report from Zillow, condos are coming back with a vengeance, outpacing single-family home values. And Dallas-Fort Worth is No. 1 on the list, with a staggering 20 percent growth from this time last year.