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.