This Week's Hot Headlines

Ranch water rides high in this week's 5 most popular Dallas stories

Ranch water rides high in this week's 5 most popular Dallas stories

Ranch 616 water
Ranch water served at Ranch 616 in Austin. Ranch 616
La Tarte Tropezienne
La Tarte Tropezienne in all its custard-filled glory. La Tarte Tropezienne
Chip and Joanna Gaines
Chip and JoJo are back on TV.  Photo courtesy of HGTV
Cold Beer Co.
Rick Shew (left), Erik Padilla, Kelly Wesner, and Gabe Whatley at CBC. CBC
Peggy Sue BBQ, Barbecue
Peggy Sue's ribs. Peggy Sue
Ranch 616 water
La Tarte Tropezienne
Chip and Joanna Gaines
Cold Beer Co.
Peggy Sue BBQ, Barbecue

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. 5 steps that vaulted Texas fave ranch water to rule the cocktail world. Ranch water — composed of Topo Chico sparkling water, tequila, and lime juice — is riding high on the cultural radar right now, even for those who don't drink mixed drinks. Here are five key dates that track its journey from Texas' favorite cocktail to world domination.

2. Coronavirus closes one Dallas sweet shop but 3 restaurants reopen. Despite the coronavirus still hovering like a cloud, Dallas restaurants forge on, showing the optimism and customer service for which they are known. Trying to reopen now can't be an easy thing, but three DFW restaurants have all newly reopened. But there's also another that has closed. Here's the lineup.

3. Chip and Joanna Gaines relaunch Fixer Upper and debut new show with DFW star. Are y'all ready to see more Fixer Upper? Apparently Chip and Joanna Gaines were, too, as the HGTV home renovation show that made them stars is getting a new season on their forthcoming Magnolia Network. And along with the announcement of their show's relaunch comes news of a new Magnolia Network show starring a Dallas-Fort Worth entrepreneur.

4. Dallas F&B pros join forces to open polished McKinney restaurant-bar. A dream team of Dallas food & beverage veterans have joined forces to open a new bar in McKinney called The Elwood. The players include Kelly Wesner and Gabe Whatley, who co-own Cold Beer Company in Deep Ellum and Fillmore Pub in Plano; and Rick Shew, who joined the CBC team after Nickel & Rye closed in 2019.

5. Beloved Peggy Sue BBQ restaurant in Dallas' Snider Plaza bites the dust. A longtime barbecue restaurant in Dallas' Snider Plaza has closed. Do we even have to say the name? It's Peggy Sue BBQ, which occupied a gateway spot in the University Park shopping center at 6600 Snider Plaza for 31 years, that had been a barbecue destination since 1945.