This week's hot headlines
Legendary pizzeria's closure tops this week's 5 most-read Dallas 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. Looking for the best Christmas lights this weekend? Find those lists here and here.
1. Original Dallas location of game-changing Fireside Pies pizza closes. A legendary pizzeria has shuttered: The original location of Dallas pizza chain Fireside Pies, located at 2820 N. Henderson Ave., has closed, after 20 years in the space.
2. Year-end restaurant & bar closures begin to pile up in Dallas. One not-so-pleasant custom at the end of the year is the arrival in Dallas of "restaurant closure season," a depressing yet consistent annual tradition when restaurants and bars take a look at the books and make the decision to cut their losses before the New Year begins.
3. Italian food store in Dallas' Oak Cliff proffers pastas, sauces, and charm. Foodies in Oak Cliff have a new place to get their Italian food fix, right in the neighborhood. Called Ari's Pantry, it's a cool little grocery and market coming soon to 1307 ½ W. Davis St. in Winnetka Heights, selling pastas, tomato sauces, olive oils, and imported Italian foodstuffs.
4. Dallas' Richard Rawlings ditches Lite - gasp - for new beer partnership. Famed Gas Monkey Garage owner Richard Rawlings has found a new beer. According to a release, the Dallas entrepreneur and notorious beer aficionado — he is always always cracking open a Lite — has shifted gears (what a clever press release verb!) to team up with Garage Beer, a craft light beer made by Braxton Brewing, a Kentucky-based brewer founded in 2014 by brothers Evan and Jake Rouse.
5. Dallas' Crystal Charity Ball 2023 exhibits the art of a masterpiece gala. Crystal Charity Ball 2023 brought artistic élan to Dallas' most glamorous gala. Ball chair Angie Kadesky crafted the theme “Masterpieces in the Making,” which, she had explained, would be a double entendre: "While classic artistic masterpieces will be the decorative motif at the ball, the real masterpieces in the making are the children we serve."