This week's hot headlines
Emerging Texas mega-metro booms in this week's 5 most-read Dallas stories
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1. New documentary explores Texas' emerging mega-metro that could rival Dallas-Fort Worth. It's no secret that Austin and San Antonio are becoming some of the biggest cities in Texas, and that together, they just might rival the likes of Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston one day. A new documentary called San Antonio-Austin: The Emerging Mega-Metro takes a deep dive into the booming 80-mile region between the Central Texas cities.
2. New neighborhood restaurant taking over former Luby's in East Dallas. Dallas restaurateur Jon Alexis continues his spree of restaurant openings with Birdie’s Eastside, opening in the famed former Luby's Cafeteria space in East Dallas. According to a release, it'll open in early winter 2023. Winter is coming.
3. Jerry Jones' Legends Hospitality takes over AT&T's downtown Dallas food hall. A downtown Dallas dining destination has a new boss: The AT&T Discovery District, the outdoor oasis with immersive exhibits and entertainment in the center of downtown, has formed a partnership with Legends, a premium experiences company co-founded by YGE Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of the New York Yankees, and Jones Concessions LP, an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys and majority-owned by Sixth Street.
4. 2 sisters bring buzzy new bagel shop to cute East Dallas center. Dallas' raging affair with bagels continues, with a new shop opening in a high-profile spot in East Dallas: Called Lubbies Bagels, it's an indie concept from sisters Andrea Lubkin and Jennifer Lubkin, which opened softly on August 2 at 1160 Peavy Rd.
5. Massive BBQ festival with top pitmasters to hit Arlington stadium in fall. A massive barbecue festival featuring a mountain of meat is coming to town: The Q BBQ Fest will stop at AT&T Stadium for a weekend from October 6-8, featuring noteworthy BBQ pitmasters hauling 30,000 pounds of brisket, chicken, pulled pork, and ribs.