This Week's Hot Headlines
Editor's note: A lot happened this week. Here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular stories.
1. Master list of Fort Worth restaurants reopening dining rooms May 1. Armed with gallons of sanitizer, face masks, and in some cases, plastic table barriers, dozens of restaurants around Fort Worth made plans to reopen for dine-in service on Friday, May 1. This list includes independently owned restaurants, as well as locally owned chains.
2. Virtual concert with Fort Worth's Leon Bridges will help Near Southside workers. Fort Worth's own Leon Bridges played a live virtual concert on Thursday, April 30, to help raise funds for the Southside C.A.R.E.S. Fund, which benefits local creatives and service industry workers. The event aimed to raise $50,000. It surpassed that, raising an astounding $63,000, organizers said the next day.
3. Bass couple launches $100K initiative to support Fort Worth artists. Through their Fine Line Group and in partnership with Gallery of Dreams, Edward and Sasha Bass have launched a $100,000 initiative to support Fort Worth artists. Called The New Normal: An Artist's Response to COVID-19, the funding's aim is to help local visual artists "get back to work and support community healing" by creating works that reflect their experience living through the pandemic.
4. New restaurant brings biscuits and cool patio to buzzy Arlington center. Hooray for good news, especially about biscuits: The Biscuit Bar opened a new location in Arlington, at Champions Park, the mixed-use center at I-30 and Collins Street, on April 29. Given the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant will start with takeout and delivery only.
5. Dallas-Fort Worth designer shares 4 easy steps to redecorate without leaving your home. As an expert on creating trendy, Instagram-ready rooms, DFW designer Ginger Curtis, owner of Urbanology Designs, has a knack for styling a space. But here’s the catch: she can do it without purchasing any new decor — a handy skillset given the current circumstances and the weeks-long shuttering of "nonessential" stores.