This week's hot 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.
1. Top Dallas restaurant Homewood closes following death of co-owner. One of Dallas' most acclaimed restaurants has closed: Homewood, the restaurant led by creative and award-getting chef Matt McCallister, closed on February 14. The closure followed the death of its co-owner Michael Barnett, who died on February 13, confirmed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office.
2. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth hotels praised among Texas' best in coveted U.S. News ranking. Four luxurious Dallas-Fort Worth hotels are among the best in the state this year, according to US News and & World Report. The publication collects its information through hotel ratings, customer reviews, and industry award analysis.
3. Dallas' Vegan Vibrationz brings tantalizing crunchwraps to Plano food hall. A super buzzy vegan concept from Dallas has expanded to Plano: Vegan Vibrationz, famous for its vegan version of the fast-food favorite the crunchwrap, has softly opened a location at Legacy Hall, the food hall at 7800 Windrose Ave., where it's serving an irresistible menu of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and salads.
4. 3 Dallas neighbors lock in rankings as safest cities in U.S., report says. Real estate may be all about location, location, location, but when movers decide where to settle down within a large metro area in 2023, safety and security are huge factors, too. No wonder so many people are moving to Frisco, then. For the second year in a row, the Dallas suburb has been named the safest city in America by SmartAsset. Neighbors McKinney and Plano also land in top five.
5. Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 bombshell cocktails for February. This February edition of Where to Drink, our monthly roundup of fun cocktails and drinks to try, is anything but run-of-the-mill. It's a quintet of unexpected sips you'll find in unexpected locations, none of which are traditional bars. Some of these drinks have alcohol, but some do not.