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. 9 Dairy Queen restaurants around Dallas-Fort Worth close abruptly. Nine locations of Dairy Queen have closed across Dallas-Fort Worth, including restaurants in Grand Prairie, Euless, Fort Worth, Hurst, Keller, and Roanoke. All of the locations were owned by franchisee Lickety Split Food Services.
2. Dallas' best dressed sparkle in mosaic of magnificent gowns at Crystal Charity Ball 2019. The best-dressed women in Dallas stunned in their sumptuous gowns as they sashayed into the Hilton Anatole Hotel for Crystal Charity Ball on December 7. The annual fête is considered not only the grand finale of Dallas' fall social season — raising millions of dollars for local children's charities — but also the biggest fashion moment of the year.
3. Venerable Dallas restaurant in Bishop Arts triumphs after lockout. Longtime North Oak Cliff restaurant Tillman's Bishop Arts opened for business as usual on December 10, one day after the eatery was locked out by the landlord.
4. Surprising Dallas neighbor declared the No. 2 boomtown in America. One North Texas city is booming like no other. Denton has catapulted to the No. 2 position among U.S. cities for economic and population growth, according to a new ranking from personal finance website SmartAsset released December 3.
5. One-of-a-kind Dallas restaurant specializes in ultra-tender turkey legs. A Dallas catering company whose turkey legs became a viral sensation has found a permanent home: Called Turkey Leg Paradise, the restaurant is now open at 1715 S. Lamar St., in the same groovy area as Industry Alley Bar, Mac's Southside, and Southside on Lamar lofts.