This week's hot headlines
H-E-B's new lower-price shop tops this week's 5 hottest Dallas headlines
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. H-E-B breaks ground on first Dallas location of lower-price Joe V's Smart Shop. Texas supermarket giant H-E-B broke ground on its first Joe V's Smart Shop in Dallas. According to a release, the event took place on December 20 at the store's location at 4101 W. Wheatland Rd. in southern Dallas. It is expected to open in late summer 2024.
2. Fun bar Jack Ruby's Saloon debuts in downtown Dallas near Dealey Plaza. There's a new restaurant-bar in downtown Dallas' West End with a dead-on name, given the location: Called Jack Ruby's Saloon, it's at 1710 N. Record St. #110 — mere blocks from The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza, making for a convenient pit-stop on any JFK-themed tour.
3. Where to eat in Dallas right now: Best restaurants to take out-of-town guests. Holidays are here, family's coming in, celebratory meals are in the offing, but where to go? Here are Dallas restaurants for when you need a patio, a group space, a cheap meal, a quintessential Dallas splurge, or the buzzy new hot spot to impress your out-of-town guests.
4. Dallas-Fort Worth film critics reveal their favorite films of 2023. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (of which CultureMap's Alex Bentley is a member) has named director Alexander Payne's The Holdovers as the Best Film of 2023, according to the results of its 30th annual critics’ poll. Following The Holdovers, here were the association's top 10 films, in order.
5. Dallas gets $21.8 million to make roadway near Fair Park safer and slower. Dallas is getting $21.8 million for a roadway project along MLK/Cedar Crest Boulevard in southern Dallas, to improve safety and prevent deaths. The money is part of an $817 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for 385 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A).