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. Tex-Mex old-timer in Dallas' Knox District closing with $1.82 margaritas. A longtime Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas' Knox Street District is closing, sort of: On The Border is temporarily closing its location at 3130 Knox St. and will reopen as a delivery, to-go, and catering kitchen. Throughout the weekend prior to the closure, August 3-4, the restaurant will serve grande house margaritas for $1.82, plus extended happy hour specials all weekend long.
2. Troubled fast-casual Mediterranean chain suddenly closes 2 Dallas restaurants. Less than a year after acquiring Noon Mediterranean, Daphne’s Mediterranean has had a change of heart. The popular California chain confirmed July 30 that it closed all Texas locations, including two in Dallas.
3. Baker's Ribs owner and veteran Dallas chef open new backyard concept. A new "backyard" restaurant is debuting in Sunnyvale in a vintage building revered by the locals. Called Kearney's Feed Yard, it will open in the former Kearney's space at 3602 N. Belt Line Rd., and is coming from two familiar players in the restaurant world.
4. New Virgin Hotels Dallas is now accepting reservations for December. An opening date of sorts has emerged for Virgin Hotels Dallas, coming to the Dallas Design District. According to a release from Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, reservations are live for the hotel, and are currently being accepted for stays starting December 15.
5. First-ever silent hike at Dallas Arboretum is a musical trip for the mind. Somewhere between a leisurely garden stroll and a restorative yoga flow comes the silent hike. For the first time, a company called MindTravel is bringing its “meditation in motion” experience, called SilentHike, to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.