This week's hot headlines
Chef's flirty new restaurant tops this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth 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. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.
1. Favorite Fort Worth chef to open a flirty restaurant peddling paella. A new tapas and wine restaurant from one of Fort Worth's best-known chefs is opening this fall: Called La Coqueta, it'll be the first permanent brick-and-mortar restaurant from Juan Rodriguez and his wife Paige, who together run a popular pop-up dinner club on the city’s north side called Magdalena's.
2. '80s pop star Kenny Loggins calls it quits with final tour coming to Fort Worth. Pop star Kenny Loggins, best known for his run of hit songs in movies in the 1980s, will come to Fort Worth as part of his final concert tour, "This Is It," playing at Dickies Arena on April 28. Tickets are now on sale.
3. Fort Worth hospitality vets partner with musician Koe Wetzel on new country venue. There's a new restaurant and bar coming to Fort Worth with some serious starpower: Called Koe Wetzel's Riot Room, it'll open at 1100 Foch St., in what was previously a bar & restaurant called The Dogwood, sometime in February.
4. Stunning new art exhibition celebrates 100 years of Texas State Parks. Texas State Parks are reaching a major milestone in 2023 and one traveling exhibition is commemorating the event throughout the year. Kicking off at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, "The Art of Texas State Parks" honors the Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks with a stunning visual survey of more than 30 parks. It features works by some of the state's most celebrated artists.
5. This is how long it takes Fort Worth home buyers to save for a down payment, report says. With home prices rising for most of 2022 in Fort Worth and around the country, thoughts about saving for a down payment have been distressing, to say the least. A new study says Fort Worth buyers will need to work for 3.65 years, saving 20 percent of their income, for a 20 percent down payment.