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TCU grad's gift service wraps up this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

TCU grad's gift service tops this week's most-read Fort Worth stories

Perk, Annie Combs
Dallas native Annie Combs launched Perk after her senior year at TCU was cut short last spring. Photo courtesy of Perk
Christmas dinner with ham and red wine and candles
The holidays are here, and you gotta eat. WallpapersWala.com
Fort Worth Country Day School presents Anything Goes
Anything Goes at Fort Worth Country Day School. Photo courtesy of Rose Costumes
Eataly Dallas
Here's what greets you when you first walk into Eataly Dallas. Photo courtesy of Eataly
Miracle bar pop up christmas cocktail
Christmas cocktails have come to town. Photo by Melissa Hom
Perk, Annie Combs
Christmas dinner with ham and red wine and candles
Fort Worth Country Day School presents Anything Goes
Eataly Dallas
Miracle bar pop up christmas cocktail

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. TCU grad perks up pandemic pause by launching bespoke gifting service. When the pandemic cut Annie Combs' senior year at TCU two months short, she didn't stay bored for long. She began assembling personal gift packages to send roommates as pick-me-ups. Pretty soon, a business was born. Combs launched Perk concierge gifting service when she realized people were looking for easy presents to send to loved ones when in-person gathering and gifting was impossible due to COVID-19.

2. Best Fort Worth restaurants open for Christmas 2020 dining in or to-go. With fewer options for celebrating Christmas, a nicely prepared meal becomes all the more appreciated, and the food and beverage world is ready to do your bidding, whether it's hosting you for dining-in or prepping meals you can take to go. Here are some Fort Worth restaurants serving special holiday meals.

3. Dallas-Fort Worth costume emporium on the brink of closing after 44 years. Rose Costumes has been designing and renting out costumes to Dallas-Fort Worth theater companies, schools, and seasonal events for the last 44 years. And unless it raises a significant amount of money soon, it will be closing its doors forever.

4. Dallas-Fort Worth joins foodie elite with opening of Eataly Italian market-cafe. The arrival of Eataly Dallas — which opened December 9 at Dallas' NorthPark Center — would be a huge deal even if it weren't happening in 2020, a tumultuous year in the food and beverage industry, which has unfortunately been decimated by the coronavirus. Eataly Dallas is a tiny ray of hope that life might be normal again one day and we can still have nice things.

5. Christmas cocktail pop-up from New York camps out at new Fort Worth bar. A festive holiday tradition from New York featuring cocktails is in town: The Christmas-themed pop-up bar Miracle debuts in Fort Worth, one of 90 destinations across the U.S. Miracle takes over existing bars and transforms them into a temporary Christmas-time bar. In Fort Worth, it has taken over Nickel City, which just opened in October.