This Week's Hot Headlines
Editor's note: A lot happened this week. Here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular stories.
1. Master list of Dallas restaurants opening May 1 for dine-in service. Good idea or bad, dozens of restaurants around Dallas made plans to reopen for dine-in service on Friday, May 1. This list includes independently owned restaurants as well as some chains, most locally owned.
2. Tony Edwards, beloved music enthusiast and Deep Ellum dynamo, dies at 46. Tony Edwards, a musician and Deep Ellum regular who'd worked in Dallas' music industry for many years, was found dead in his apartment in April; he was 46. Born Charles Anthony Edwards on September 27, 1973, he worked for a number of Dallas record labels including One Ton Records, and also sang in local bands.
3. Wolfgang Puck restaurant at Dallas' Reunion Tower gone for good. In what is easily one of the most high-profile concepts to be felled by the coronavirus, the downtown Dallas restaurant from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has closed. According to a release, Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck, the upscale Asian restaurant that sits atop Reunion Tower, is closing not just for the duration of the pandemic, but permanently.
4. Texas' famed Joanna and Chip Gaines unveil first 10 shows on new Magnolia Network. Chip and Joanna Gaines have the guts to take on a Fixer Upper-free future. And fans finally get to see what it looks like. In an April 26 special called Magnolia Network: A Look Ahead, the couple gave viewers a sneak peek of 10 shows coming to their new Magnolia Network.
5. Dallas Police Department to target attendees at illegal street races. Following a series of street racing incidents in Dallas last weekend, the Dallas Police Department plans to start cracking down on spectators as well as participants. According to a release, a new ordinance to be presented to the Dallas City Council would allow officers to cite attendees as well as racers.