This week's hot headlines
Death of young Dallas chef leads this week's 5 most-read stories
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. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.
1. Gifted Dallas chef and culinary visionary Joshua Bonee dies at 36. Joshua Bonee, one of Dallas' most gifted chefs, died on January 9; he was 36. Bonee was a native of Tennessee who came to Dallas to work for Stephan Pyles' Flora Street Café. After Flora Street Café, he was chef de cuisine, then executive chef, at Fine China, at the Statler hotel. He also worked at Meddlesome Moth and was nominated in 2020 for a CultureMap Tastemaker Award for Rising Star Chef.
2. North Dallas roadway to close for a year for DART Silver line construction. A portion of a major thoroughfare in North Dallas is about to be shut down for a year: Beginning Thursday, January 25, a portion of Hillcrest Road between McCallum Boulevard and Wester Way in North Dallas will be closed for a 52-week period as construction continues for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Silver Line project.
3. Chalo India market-cafe to open in Frisco with all the rice and spices. An exciting new outlet for Indian food is coming to Frisco: Chalo India, an Indian/Desi grocery, meat market, and eatery, will open at Shops at Panther Creek, 11010 Panther Creek Pkwy. #1, to meet a growing demand for products from India. According to a release, it'll open in May.
4. Check out 37 kinds of Korean ramen at Carrollton restaurant Ramyun Library. A new restaurant in Carrollton has opened that's obsessed with ramen. Called The Ramyun Library, it's a bright and whimsical place that opened in early December, featuring what is surely the biggest selection of ramen in Dallas-Fort Worth: 37 different types plus more than 20 toppings that diners can customize themselves.
5. January begins with burst of Dallas restaurant openings (and closings). December 2023 was like many Decembers with end-of-the-year closures befalling Dallas restaurants — but now it's January 2024, and there are openings to report, with a slew of restaurants that have debuted in recent days. Here's the latest.