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1. Hipster dumpling shop opens first restaurant outside N.Y. in Dallas. A dumpling shop from New York is coming to Dallas: Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will open its first Texas location in Dallas in Deep Ellum, offering traditional and specialty dumplings influenced by flavors found in a typical New York City diner. It'll open on May 15, at 2548 Elm St.
2. New poll reveals shocking results on how outsiders view Texas. Despite calls to #BoycottTexas by sports groups, business groups, women's groups, and more over any number of state laws and public policies sparking national outrage (here's a recent list), a surprising new poll shows a majority of Americans view Texas in a positive light.
3. Steakhouse from Las Vegas group makes sizzling Dallas debut near Deep Ellum. An Italian-inspired steakhouse with roots in Las Vegas opened in Dallas this week: Called The Saint, it's from Hooper Hospitality Concepts (HHC), a Vegas group headed by acclaimed restaurateur Andy Hooper, and it opened in near East Dallas on Thursday, May 11.
4. Morgan Wallen replaced as headliner for ACM Awards benefit show in The Colony. Morgan Wallen was out. Jason Aldean was in. That was the word on the headliner situation for "ACM Lifting Lives: LIVE concert" in The Colony on Wednesday, May 10, a day before the ACM Awards in Frisco. Wallen posted to social media a video explaining that doctors had put him on vocal rest and he'd be canceling shows for six weeks - including his ACM-related appearances.
5. Speakeasy named for Bonnie & Clyde hangout opens at Dallas' Trinity Groves. West Dallas eatertainment complex Trinity Groves has a little of everything but now it has the missing piece: a speakeasy. Called Devil's Back Porch, it's a Prohibition bar concept which will be located in an unexpected site: the second floor of Saint Rocco’s, the New York-inspired Italian restaurant with red sauce pastas, chicken parmesan, and pizza founded by Phil Romano.