This Week's Hot Headlines
Rooftop bars tower above this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories
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.
1. Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 8 rooftop bars with breathtaking views. It’s hard not to have fun on a rooftop, especially when cocktails are involved. Look up and feel free as a bird. Look out and witness breathtaking cityscape views. Here are eight of Fort Worth’s best rooftop bars — a mix of new hot spots and old favorites — to enjoy a drink in the breeze while surveying the horizon.
2. Low-cost airline launches direct flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to 2 beachy destinations. A low-cost air carrier has two new flight plans from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and in both directions, you'll find a beach. Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines is jetting off on new nonstop flights from DFW to Santa Ana, California and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
3. John Wayne’s son debuts exhibit dedicated to 'Duke' in Fort Worth Stockyards. Ethan Wayne was just 17 years old when he lost his father, the iconic American actor and filmmaker John Wayne. Now at age 59, he has spearheaded an extraordinary exhibit called "John Wayne: An American Experience" that lets his father’s fans tip their hat to memories of the legendary “Duke” — and it’s in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
4. Modern new Fort Worth hotel opens with 2 things avid travelers want most. A new hotel in far north Fort Worth called Avid dispenses with fancy-schmancy "extras" and focuses on a few basics that they say every traveler wants: namely, a good night's rest and free breakfast the next morning. Avid Hotels opened its first North Texas property April 21 in the Fossil Creek area of Fort Worth at 6225 Sandshell Dr.
5. Buffalo's finest Mediterranean concept makes Texas debut in Fort Worth. A family-owned restaurant concept from Upstate New York is bringing its carefully crafted Mediterranean food to Fort Worth: Called Rachel's Mediterranean Grill, it's a fast-casual spot serving Greek and Lebanese-style dishes, and it's opening its first location in Texas at 2801 Heritage Trace Pkwy. this fall.