This week's hot headlines
5 smash restaurant openings top this week's 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. Need Thanksgiving dining options? Find those here.
1. 5 smash openings make this an unprecedented week in Dallas restaurants. This week has been an especially active one on the Dallas restaurant scene, with five major openings all coming at the same time. They include high-flying restaurants from big names in Dallas, a high-profile California import, a vegan restaurant, and a popular local pub that's opening in a prominent location.
2. Dallas joins a dozen-plus Texas cities in banning sales of puppy mill pets. A new animal ordinance approved by the Dallas City Council in May goes into effect November 11. Called the humane pet store ordinance, it forbids pet stores in Dallas from selling puppies or kittens from commercial breeders.
3. Grandscape in The Colony scores 2nd-ever location of immersive entertainment venue. Cosm, which touts itself as a global leader in experiential media and immersive technology, will build its second-ever public entertainment venue at Grandscape in The Colony. The venue promises to "bring entertainment to life through its state-of-the-art technology, seamlessly bridging the gap between virtual and physical realities."
4. Sprinkles' pizzeria spinoff debuts in Dallas, first outside California. Pizza is on with the arrival of Pizzana, the restaurant from the founders of Sprinkles Cupcakes, which opened at 3219 Knox St. on November 15. Pizzana debuted in Los Angeles in 2017, and this is the first location outside California.
5. Vivid new mural in Deep Ellum Dallas is from a world-famous artist. Deep Ellum is home to a new mural from a world-famous graffiti artist. Entitled: Texas Tantrum Trots and Pals, it's from Ron English, dubbed the "Godfather of street art," who is known for his vivid colors and irreverent approach that draws from pop culture, comic book superheroes, advertising, graffiti, and politics.