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José Andrés’ Zaytinya Closes in Frisco

16 hours ago by Taylor Adams
Zaytinya, by celebrity chef José Andrés, has closed in Frisco. Head chef Jon Thompson announced it in a Facebook post Monday. Escape Hatch broke the news first. The restaurant opened in the Star in February 2018. Observer critic Brian Reinhard visited that spring, noting some successful executions with some pitfalls: “Zaytinya,...
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Selena’s Widower Chris Perez Talks About His New Business Venture: Hot Sauce

22 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
The year ahead will be big in the realm of Latin music. 2020 will mark 30 years since the release of Selena Quintanilla’s iconic sophomore album, Ven Conmigo. It will also mark 25 years since Selena’s untimely death. In honor of Selena and her impact on Tejano music, Chris Perez,...
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Dallas’ Mina Chang Resigns from the State Department

22 hours ago by Stephen Young
The most surprising thing about Mina Chang's resignation is that it took this long. Monday afternoon, five days after NBC News outed her as a fraud, Chang quit her post at the U.S. State Department. "It is essential that my resignation be seen as a protest and not as surrender because...
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Here’s What Happened When ‘Straight Pride’ Activists Planned a 2,000-Person March through Downtown Dallas

22 hours ago by Lucas Manfield
A few weeks ago, a group of out-of-town activists told their followers they were going to make a "mighty impact on Dallas" by marching through downtown on Saturday, "spreading the joys of straight pride" to all who would hear. On Saturday morning, three people showed up. The march had, in...
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Grammy Awards Predictions: The North Texas Artists Who Will (or Should) Be Nominated

22 hours ago by Garrett Gravley
The nominees for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards will be announced Wednesday, and just like every year, there is lively speculation about who will receive a nomination. Artists like Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande are safe and almost certain predictions, but the Recording Academy may surprise us in nominating...
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Photographer Ellen Leathers-Wishart Is Making 19th-Century Tintype Portraits Cutting-Edge Again

22 hours ago by Garrett Gravley
In photography, there’s seemingly no room for industry progress, or in entrepreneurial parlance, “disruption.” Think about it. Professional photographers can take pictures that look more lifelike than life itself, and any layperson can take high-definition pictures and videos simply by pulling a handheld computer out of their pocket. How could...
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Brotha SHAWT Empowers His Culture through His Music

22 hours ago by Jacob Vaughn
For 72 hours, Davante Peters sat behind bars in the Arlington City Jail. Peters, along with eight others who are now known as the “Dallas 9,” was arrested on trespassing charges after a protest for Botham Jean outside AT&T Stadium last year. He was among about 75 others who turned...
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Some Facts About Cats, Ahead of the CGI Movie

22 hours ago by Isabel Arcellana
One of the biggest musicals in history is going from center stage at theaters to being transformed into a controversial CGI adaptation on the big screen, and right before Christmas. After the star-studded trailer and a featurette on the film dropped in the middle of July this year, Twitter had...
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Guess Who’s on PETA’s Good Side: Dallas Is a Top Vegan-Friendly City

22 hours ago by Taylor Adams
For the first time, Dallas is one of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the United States, according to PETA’s ranking this year. It might come as somewhat of a surprise, because it’s hard to go a week without someone who's vegetarian or vegan telling me Dallas doesn’t have enough...
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Plano’s Biscuit Bar Opens in Deep Ellum This Week

22 hours ago by Taylor Adams
The Biscuit Bar, which opened its first location less than two years ago, is opening its third location near the heart of Dallas, in the western end of Deep Ellum. “When we first envisioned the idea of the Biscuit Bar, it was so much work, we thought we would not...

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