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1. Dallas' Gas Monkey Live fronted by Fast N' Loud's Richard Rawlings closes. The live music spot Gas Monkey Live in Northwest Dallas is closing, but the live music — and scheduled shows — will live on. Present and former employees confirmed that the venue will merge with its nearby sibling Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, located just a few doors away.
2. 5 relaxing couples' getaways an easy road trip away from Dallas. Whether couples have had to spend their quarantines apart, or Mom and Dad desperately need time away from the kids, a getaway-for-two is looking pretty good right now. Here are five Texas destinations perfect for a quick, easy couple’s getaway, all offering vacation-caliber amenities with enhanced safety precautions.
3. Surprise shutter leads these Dallas restaurant COVID openings and closings. The cycle of Dallas restaurant news is always brisk, but the pace has been accelerated by the coronavirus, which has prompted many reopenings and more than a few closures — including one permanent shutter that comes as a sad surprise.
4. Dallas' newest Nashville chicken restaurant is in a Greenville Avenue bar. A Greenville Avenue bar that closed during the coronavirus shutdown has re-emerged as a Nashville hot chicken spot. Called Chirps Chicken, it's taking over the old LG Taps spot at 3619 Greenville Ave., where it combines Nashville hot chicken with a full bar, which many would agree covers all the important bases.
4. Dallas suburb packs up title as America's best city for a staycation. Personal finance site WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 15 key metrics, evaluating things like parks per capita, average home square footage, and the best summer weather, to determine the very best spots for staycationing. And guess who lands at No. 1? The North Texas suburb of Plano.