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Little Red Wasp's Wasp’s Knees Takes the Sting Out of Bars Being Closed

5 hours ago by Susie Oszustowicz
Little Red Wasp in Downtown Fort Worth is trying to take the sting out of bars being closed by offering a delicious dine-in and to-go option in their Wasp’s Knees with Zephyr Gin and raspberry habanero honey.
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5 Beers to Drink Now: Your Late Summer Round-Up

5 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Every month or so, we like to take a citywide inventory of beer, and to our amazing fortune, our local brewers have been busy. So, as we round the final corner of summer, let’s take a look at some new brews.  Lakewood Brewing Co. has a special taproom release Friday:...
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Stocks & Bondy Expands Beyond the Dallas Farmers Market

5 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the fate of some of Dallas Farmers Market’s small vendors was uncertain. Thankfully, many were still able to pivot to online, carryout and home delivery. Although stocks and bonds seem to be a huge concern in the midst of this economic downfall, Dallas favorite Stocks &...
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The Best Local Artists for Your 'Wake and Bake' Playlist

5 hours ago by Malen Blackmon
Let us blame COVID-19 for putting the Dallas music scene on permanent hold and turning Deep Ellum into a food-truck park. The pandemic continues to bring about serious destruction, but we can also still mourn for the small things we miss, like our favorite hometown bands and artists. Times like...
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Haunted Houses Are Scared of Guests

5 hours ago by Karen Gavis
Halloween season is destined to be different this year, which leaves local spook houses to mull their options. “We hope to open Sept. 21,” says Dark Hour’s artistic director Allen Hopps. “[But] I don’t know if it’s going to happen.” Like many venues, Dark Hour went truly dark in early...
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Teachers Union Demands In-Person Dallas ISD Classes Be Delayed Until 2021

5 hours ago by Simone Carter
Thursday, Dallas teachers caravanned to a school board meeting to demand that in-person classes be delayed until January 2021. Members of a local teachers union and their supporters held the demonstration to urge Dallas ISD to keep schools closed. Rena Honea, president of Dallas' Alliance/AFT union, said that it isn't...
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The Dallas Observer Is Looking for Music Writers

5 hours ago by Eva Raggio
Yes, we’re in a pandemic. We’ve heard. But — according to the title of a 1980 comedy — you can't stop the music. Local musicians are going through extraordinary measures to make our lives worth living by keeping us entertained with new releases, drive-in and livestreamed concerts and maybe some...
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Trini Lopez's Legacy Resonates With Dallas Musicians

22 hours ago by Eva Raggio
Trini Lopez, a music and film icon of the 1960s, died of COVID-19 complications on Tuesday. He was 83. Lopez was born in Dallas on May 13, 1937, and spent his early years in what we now call “Uptown,” then known as “Little Mexico.” “It was a Mexican and Black...
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Will Hot Dogs Ever Work in Dallas? New York Sub Tries Franks and Shaved Ice.

1 day ago by Nick Rallo
Hot dogs haven't had an easy time in Dallas. In the past decade, a number of mom-and-pop hot dog joints — whether they have burgers or fried chicken sandwiches or wings on the left side of the menu — have opened and closed in a blink, quicker than a Texas...
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Reserve Funds and Federal Aid Mean No Tax-Rate Hike in Dallas' Proposed Budget

1 day ago by Jacob Vaughn
No tax-rate increase, no defunding of the police department — much — and added revenue from increased property values are among the highlights of the proposed Dallas budget for 2020-21. City Council members got their first chance to probe City Manager T.C. Broadnax’s budget plan during a briefing Tuesday. Starting...

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