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Beer Gardens Sit Empty and Craft Brewing Teeters on the Brink as Texas Whipsaws Over Virus

4 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
About a decade ago, the local craft brewing scene ignited like a flambé, and it hasn't simmered down much since. It was only in 2011 that both Deep Ellum and Peticolas brewing companies poured their first pints.  According to the Brewers Association, in that year there were 59 craft breweries...
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Good To Go: Sure, Old Hag's Has Pizza, but the Fettuccine Formaggio Is Killer

4 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Old Hag’s Pizza & Pasta in Oak Cliff wants to be clear about something. And you’ll absolutely be clear about it by the time you sign your receipt. For certain. Just wait.  After calling in an order recently, I knew I wanted the North OC pizza, because I like to...
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Council Member Adam Bazaldua Wants to Rename R.L. Thornton Freeway After Juanita J. Craft

4 hours ago by Jacob Vaughn
Council Member Adam Bazaldua is working to rename a section of R.L. Thornton Freeway after a more deserving person – Juanita J. Craft. Even if you don't know who Craft is, her name probably still sounds familiar to you. A recreation center at Baylor Scott Hospital bears her name, as...
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The 10 Best Live or Livestreamed Concerts, August 3-9

4 hours ago by Diamond Rodrigue
We don't really need to keep mentioning the dumpster fire that is 2020, but let's go ahead and add one more thing to that growing list: a coin shortage. Yep, those seemingly obsolete pieces of copper and silver that end up in the cracks of our couches and awkwardly fall...
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First Look: El Mana Provides Salvadoran Flavors

4 hours ago by Taylor Adams
As we mentioned last week, el Mana opened in Cockrell Hill recently, serving a menu of Mexican and Salvadoran plates. This location, just on the edge of Cockrell HIll’s boundary with Oak Cliff, is the third for the restaurant, with locations also in North Dallas and Grand Prairie. The menu...
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Senate Introduces Save Our Stages Act to Grant Millions in Aid to Venues

4 hours ago by Eva Raggio
On July 29, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesotar introduced the Save Our Stages Act in an effort to aid independently operated cultural and music venues affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. If passed, the act, which is endorsed by the National Independent Venue Association and the National Independent...
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Taylor Rea and Silas Nello Form a Double Star With Velvet Dos

4 hours ago by Jamie Vahala
In space, a "double star" is created when two stars circle each other and appear close to one another when seen from Earth. In Dallas, when two music scene stars circle each other through collaboration, that union is called "Velvet Dos."  The band name refers to the collaborative project of...
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Missing Classroom Time Tough on Some Kids With Learning, Developmental Disabilities

4 hours ago by Simone Carter
Denton mom Tina Bennett likened last spring’s semester to a skirmish. After the coronavirus pandemic forced people into isolation, she would work her IT job from home while her two sons did their best to adjust to virtual learning. Her younger son, Koda, had an especially tough time. “It became...
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Some North Texas Breweries Open, Taking Own Interpretation of TABC Code

3 days ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Legal Draft Beer Co. in Arlington has opened its taproom and patio, despite executive order GA-28 from June 26, which required all bars and breweries to close.  Earlier this week in a post to their Facebook page, and several times since, they've explained their plans, starting with “Let’s hope this...
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Create Your Own Texas-Centric Film Festival

3 days ago by Liam Gaughan
Another day, another pushback. While safety during the pandemic is rightfully at the forefront of most people's minds, many understandably yearn for a future where arts and entertainment will be “back to normal.” The film industry has certainly seen a huge shift in how films are distributed, and with productions...

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