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. North Dallas steakhouse gets locked out and relocates to Frisco. The Dallas location of III Forks Steakhouse has closed after being locked out by the landlord, but is setting up shop in a sister restaurant in Frisco. Located at 17776 N. Dallas Pkwy., the steakhouse shut down on September 9 after nearly 23 years at that location. According to a release, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 was the cause.
2. Famous Food Network chef opens sweet cafe in downtown Dallas. A new restaurant has come to downtown Dallas with coffee, pastries, and avocado toast. Called Rise & Thyme, it's a seasonal American cafe from celebrity chef Amanda Freitag and according to a release, opened in the new AT&T Discovery District on September 18.
3. Alamo Drafthouse temporarily closes 4 Dallas-Fort Worth locations. Just one month after announcing its optimistic reopening plans, Alamo Drafthouse has temporarily closed four of its six Dallas-Fort Worth locations. In a statement, the company says the move is "to better weather the COVID storm and the decreased overall demand due to a lack of major new releases."
4. 5 new Dallas restaurant-bar reopenings, swinging back after COVID-19. With the coronavirus sort of at a plateau and new TABC regulations that make it a tiny bit easier for establishments to open, Dallas is seeing another small wave of restaurants and bars that are getting back in the game. That includes two Deep Ellum veterans and an Uptown restaurant-bar whose initial opening was delayed.
5. Here's where Texans have the highest incomes and lowest cost of living. Think you have a high income? That's relative, as a place's cost of living can eat away at even the highest salary (consider New York or San Francisco). Financial website SmartAsset recently dug into the data for Texas counties, determining which land in that sweet spot of affordable cost of living and healthy median income.