This Week's Hot Headlines
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. Fort Worth restaurant dedicated to burgers and biscuits calls it quits. A cute chef-owned restaurant near Texas Wesleyan featuring burgers, biscuits, and beer, is calling it quits: Ben's Triple B, a venture from chef Ben Merritt, closed on May 25. Merritt said in a statement that COVID-19 and its aftermath were the cause.
2. American Airlines romances DFW with new nonstop flights to Caribbean honeymoon paradise. In time for summer wedding season, American Airlines is lifting the veil on its first-ever nonstop flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to the romantic Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The inaugural American Airlines A321 service will start Saturday, June 5 and continue through mid-August.
3. 7 North Texas companies clock in among America’s best employers, says Inc. Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and AT&T grab their fair share of the spotlight when it comes to big brands hiring the most employees in Dallas-Fort Worth. But seven DFW companies that may not be household names also earn recognition for being top places to work in Inc. magazine’s 2021 list of the country’s best workplaces.
4. New Fort Worth bar punches back with duckpin bowling and nostalgic theme. A fun bar that features high-tech bowling with a retro vibe will open in Fort Worth's West Seventh district this summer. Called Junk Punch, it's a new concept from hospitality group Funky Lime, and will open at 2805 Bledsoe St., the space that was previously home to the short-lived Punch Bowl Social.
5. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 6 restaurants to hit post-vaccine. After being cooped up for more than a year, you're ready to go out to eat again. You've got some catching up to do. Several new restaurants have opened lately, plus you want to visit some old faves. Where to begin? This month’s Where to Eat combines new arrivals with longtime favorites. Here are six places to hit up.