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. Kidd Kraddick fans react to radio legend's untimely death with online petition and special day of giving. David "Kidd" Kraddick died of cardiac disease on July 27 in New Orleans. Fans the world over are still reeling from his death and have shown remarkable support for his namesake show, Kidd Kraddick in The Morning, broadcast in Dallas on KHKS 106.1 KISS-FM. In Dallas and elsewhere, August 2 was declared Kidd Kraddick Day, with numerous restaurants and other businesses donating proceeds to the DJ's charity for terminally ill children, Kidd's Kids. The remaining Kidd Kraddick in The Morning crew returns live to airwaves on Monday, August 5.
2. Restaurant closures depress this week's edition of Dallas food news. We're in the doldrums of summer, and there's one easy way to tell: restaurant closures. That's what happens this time of the year. But things end on a note of optimism, with some openings to report and the news of a chicken dinner you can get to go.
3. Johnny Manziel gets kicked out of University of Texas fraternity party. It's been a pretty wild offseason for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. A video posted to YouTube shows the 20-year-old phenom dodging debris on his way out of a frat party in Austin. Since then, ESPN published a highly unflattering profile of the Heisman Trophy winner that predicted a Dallas arrest and a career flameout.
4. Zoli's NY Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff releases menu with unthinkable ingredient. One of the most anticipated restaurant openings this summer, Zoli's Pizza Tavern — the new Northeast-style pizzeria from Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier — is slated to open August 6. It's going in the old Bee Enchiladeria space on Davis Street. Jerrier has famously refused to serve ranch dressing at Cane Rosso but is acquiescing to customer demand by offering it at Zoli's.
5. Hard Rock Cafe space in Uptown Dallas to become mixed-use high-rise tower. Years after the old, much-revered Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas was razed, plans are finally underway to develop the site. Stoneleigh Companies has acquired the land to build One Dallas, a mixed-use, high-rise tower at the northeast corner of McKinney and Routh.