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. Master list of every Dallas restaurant that tragically closed in 2019. In the law of Dallas restaurants physics, restaurants open and then remain in a uniform state until that state is changed by an external force. In 2019, Dallas saw some pretty major closures, including a couple of restaurants that had been around for decades. Here they are, in chronological order.
2. The most popular Dallas-Fort Worth neighborhoods to buy in for 2020. You're probably already familiar with Lake Highlands, Preston Hollow, and Little Forest Hills, but data pulled from the last year has revealed the newest most popular neighborhoods in Dallas-Fort Worth.
3. Chef Stephan Pyles closes restaurant in Dallas' Arts District. Chef Stephan Pyles has closed his Dallas Arts District restaurant Flora Street Cafe and its chef-table concept, Fauna. According to a release, it closed on January 2. Pyles is also getting out of the restaurant business.
4. Dallas bar on Henderson Ave unrolls new pop-up with The Office theme. A Dallas bar is adopting an alternative identity in a limited-run pop-up that'll be styled after the popular TV show The Office. The Whippersnapper, the irreverent bar on Henderson Avenue, will temporarily transform itself into a bar called Dunder Whiplin, INC. beverage company, and will operate under that guise through mid-February.
5. The 10 hottest stories that had Dallas talking in 2019. What was Dallas reading in 2019? We are so glad you asked. We looked back at the 10 most-read CultureMap stories from the past year. From a world-famous French bakery saying "bon jour" to Dallas to glamorous weddings, a horror museum gone wrong, and a big purchase by Jerry Jones (who appeared twice on the list), these were the stories that intrigued readers last year.