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. 8 best new restaurants in Fort Worth compete for coveted Tastemaker title. The 2020 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, our annual event honoring the best in local food and drink, puts the spotlight on the best bars, restaurants, and chefs. For Best New Restaurant, you get to decide via our Tastemaker tournament, a bracket-style competition where eight new restaurants go head to head. To vote, click here. (Don't delay: The first bracket ends July 18.)
2. Lush lakeside resort at Possum Kingdom splashes onto market for $11 million. A nearly 2.6-acre lakefront resort — yes, an entire resort — less than 90 miles west of Fort Worth can be yours for $11 million. Husband-and-wife owners Bo and Gelasia Bennett recently put the for-sale sign on Lush Resort, which sits along Possum Kingdom Lake in the Palo Pinto County town of Graford.
3. Fort Worth chef scoops up favorite ice cream shop for new Latin restaurant. One of Fort Worth's most popular ice cream parlors has closed, but the historic east side building it occupied already has a new tenant: A Latin-themed bar and restaurant from a high-profile local chef. Called La Onda, it will be located at 2905 Race St., in a 1918 bungalow occupied for five years by Gypsy Scoops, which closed earlier this year.
4. All the Fort Worth bars, wineries, and breweries selling alcohol to-go during the shutdown. While many bars have closed indefinitely per Gov. Greg Abbott's orders, others are doing the best they can to stay afloat by, once again, offering alcohol to-go. Here's an updated list of Fort Worth-area places ready to pack up cocktails, bottles, cans, and cases for thirsty patrons.
5. Arlington raises the roof among 10 best places in U.S. for affordable homes. Good news for bargain-minded homebuyers: Five of the best 25 big cities in the United States to buy an affordable family home are right here in Dallas-Fort Worth, and of those, Arlington topped them all. In a new report on affordable housing markets by website SmartAsset, Arlington ranked sixth in the country, claiming the No. 1 spot in DFW.