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Surprising restaurant news and SeaWorld controversy top 5 most popular stories this week

Surprising food news and SeaWorld controversy top most popular stories

Primo's Uptown patio
Primo's Tex-Mex on McKinney Avenue closed abruptly on December 20. Photo courtesy of Primo's
Sfuzzi restaurant in Uptown Dallas
Sfuzzi in Uptown faces an uncertain fate in 2014. Sfuzzi Uptown/Facebook
Southwest Airlines SeaWorld penguin plane
SeaWorld is a questionable bedfellow for Southwest Airlines after the documentary Blackfish shed light on allegations of animal abuse at the theme park. Photo courtesy of SeaWorld
Williams-Sonoma
Two Dallas Williams-Sonoma stores are closing in January.  Photo courtesy of Brad Murano
Primo's Uptown patio
Sfuzzi restaurant in Uptown Dallas
Southwest Airlines SeaWorld penguin plane
Williams-Sonoma

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. Primo's Tex-Mex closes abruptly after 28 years as Uptown's favorite patio. After presiding from its patio perch over McKinney Avenue for 28 years, the original Uptown branch of Primo's closed abruptly on December 20. Employees discovered locked doors when they reported to work. A hand-written sign posted on the restaurant's back door read, "Primo's is now closed for business. Thank you for the 28 years of patio fun and margaritas."

2. Goodbye, Bellinis? Sfuzzi restaurant in Uptown Dallas closing or moving off McKinney. If you live in Uptown and you want your frozen Bellini, you may be destined for disappointment. The future of Sfuzzi, the restaurant known for that sweet peach-flavored slush, remains uncertain. Manager Brandon Hays said that a closure isn't necessarily the resolution of the restaurant's current problems. "We might be moving, not closing," he said.

3. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines takes heat for relationship with SeaWorld. With SeaWorld under fire for its policies regarding animals, its Dallas-based airline partner, Southwest Airlines, is drawing heat for its association with the animal theme park. Animal advocates have begun to petition Southwest to sever its relationship with SeaWorld, and the airline's company headquarters will be the site of a silent protest in January.

4. The 10 best bars in Dallas to escape the family on Christmas Day. After presents have been opened and dinner has been devoured, Christmas can turn out to be a pretty quiet day. Luckily, a few Dallas bars were kind enough to open doors to the thirsty masses. We compiled a few of our favorites to get away from it all.

5. Two Dallas Williams-Sonoma stores to close in January. Domestic divas will need a new place to find fancy kitchen gadgets in 2014 as the Dallas branches of Williams-Sonoma at Highland Park Village and Galleria Dallas are shutting down. A manager at the Galleria store confirmed that the closures would take place on or about January 19. "We're closing because the rent is too high," she said.