This Week's Hot Headlines

Fatburger's debut sizzles in this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

Fatburger's debut sizzles in this week's hottest Fort Worth headlines

Fatburger
Famed Fatburger has arrived in Texas. Courtesy photo
Calisience
Mmmm, these tacos are crispy. Photo by Erin Easley
FW protests
Standoff between Fort Worth police officers and protestors on May 31. Photo courtesy of NBC/YouTube
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worh Botanic Garden has opened to weekday visitors, with weekend hours resuming Saturday, June 13. Facebook/FortWorthBotanicGarden
Loft22 blackout cake
Gorgeous "blackout" cake.  Courtesy photo
Fatburger
Calisience
FW protests
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Loft22 blackout cake

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. Cult California Fatburger chain opens first Texas location in Dallas-Fort Worth. One of California's most beloved burger chains has made its Texas debut: Fatburger, a chain founded in Hollywood more than 70 years ago, has opened a location in the mid-cities, specifically North Richland Hills, where it's part of a co-branded concept along with Buffalo's Express, a chain that specializes in wings. The restaurant opened on June 1 and had a line out the door all day.

2. Crispy grilled tacos are the thing at this exciting new Fort Worth food truck. A new food truck on the city's east side is making a name for itself in Fort Worth food circles for serving two distinctive items: grilled tacos and ramen. Called Calisience, it's permanently parked at 3318 E. Belknap St., and is the first food endeavor from Jacqueline Anaya, a native of Los Angeles.

3. Protests in Fort Worth turn violent with standoff on West 7th bridge. What started out as a peaceful rally in Fort Worth descended into a standoff on May 31, part of a wave of violent protests that hit cities across the U.S. As a result, Fort Worth followed the lead set by Dallas and a number of other cities by initiating a nighttime curfew, which was in effect June 1-4. Protests later in the week remained peaceful, and city officials chose not to extend the curfew.

4. These hot Fort Worth-area attractions are reopening after COVID-19 shutdown. Although big events like concerts and festivals aren't happening for the public yet, popular attractions around Fort Worth are beginning to open their doors after their coronavirus-imposed shutdown. A handful of hot spots resumed fun for the family (with social distancing and other precautions, of course) in late May. Within the next week, even more local attractions, including Six Flags, had announced reopening dates.

5. Fort Worth bakery makes amazing blackout cake for George Floyd justice. Few have protested the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis as sweetly as Loft22 Cakes, a Fort Worth bakery known for its amazing artisanal cakes. Owner Tareka Lofton has created a one-of-a-kind "blackout" cake, with dark chocolate cake, dark chocolate filling, and dark chocolate icing. Half of the proceeds are being donated to blacklivesmatter.org.