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Dallas-Fort Worth population boom leads this week's 5 most popular stories

Dallas-Fort Worth population boom leads week's 5 most popular stories

Fort Worth highway, traffic
New residents mean more traffic.  Getty Images
Enchant Xmas
Enchant is back to enchant. Photo courtesy of Enchant Christmas
Cork & Pig
Southlake lands a new location of Cork & Pig Tavern. Photo courtesy of Cork & Pig
Healthy Hippie Cafe
Won't be able to find food this good in Watauga anymore Photo courtesy of Healthy Hippie Cafe
Grace Kelly, Christian Kelly, Laura Russell
Grace Kelly, Christian and Kelly, Laura Russell at the Tastemaker Awards. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Fort Worth highway, traffic
Enchant Xmas
Cork & Pig
Healthy Hippie Cafe
Grace Kelly, Christian Kelly, Laura Russell

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. This is just how much Dallas-Fort Worth's population exploded in the last decade. As anyone who lives here knows, the population of Dallas-Fort Worth keeps swelling. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau put that explosive growth into clearer perspective. Data from the 2020 Census released August 12 shows Dallas-Fort Worth is the country’s fourth largest metro area. It had been the country's sixth largest metro area following the 2010 Census.

2. Holiday wonderland Enchant returns to Dallas-Fort Worth in surprising new location. Enchant, the Christmas lights sensation that dazzled Arlington for two years before it sadly went dark in 2019, is returning to Dallas-Fort Worth — but in a location that's a little less convenient for Fort Worth. 

3. Fort Worth fave chef Felipe Armenta gifts Southlake with new tavern. Award-winning chef and Fort Worth favorite Felipe Armenta is headed to Southlake, where he'll open a new location of his Cork & Pig Tavern concept at the Shops of Southlake, across from Southlake Town Square.

4. Sweet healthy hippie vegetarian cafe in Watauga closes after 5 years. A sweet vegetarian cafe in Watauga has closed: The Healthy Hippie Cafe, which served vegetarian and vegan eats at 6600 Denton Hwy. for nearly five years, closed its doors for good as of August 23.

5. Dallas-Fort Worth culinary superstars and food fans toast the 2021 Tastemaker Awards. It was all the very best food and drink at the 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Tastemaker Awards, CultureMap's celebration of the top restaurants, bars, and culinary masters, held at the Fashion Industry Gallery in downtown Dallas on August 19.