This week's hot headlines
Shaq's Big Chicken wings into 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. Looking for the best Christmas lights this weekend? Find those lists here and here.
1. Shaquille O'Neal's Big Chicken to open first DFW location in Fort Worth. Celebrity chicken is winging into Fort Worth: Big Chicken, the fried chicken sandwich concept founded by basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, is opening its first location in North Texas in the Alliance area in north Fort Worth. It will open in spring 2024.
2. Fort Worth Tex-Mex chain Pulido's to be revived by benevolent new owners. A hero has come to the rescue of a cherished Tex-Mex fixture in Fort Worth: Pulido's Mexican Restaurant, which has been serving Tex-Mex since 1966, was acquired by Westland Restaurant Group, who already own Fort Worth favorites JD's Hamburgers, Margie's Italian Gardens, and West Side Cafe.
3. Dallas all-day breakfast favorite to open first restaurant in Fort Worth. A beloved all-day restaurant concept from Dallas is expanding west: Ellen's, which was founded more than a decade ago in Dallas' downtown West End, will open its first location in Fort Worth, in the Near Southside, in summer 2024.
4. Top Fort Worth restaurants for a sparkling night out on New Year's Eve 2023. New Year’s Eve is on the horizon and now’s the time to solidify plans if you're going out to celebrate. Several restaurants are presenting multi-course dinners to close out 2023, while others are hosting late-night parties with dancing, bubbles, and bites. Here are some of the best places in Fort Worth to ring in the New Year.
5. Ex-Fort Worth Vietnamese restaurant Four Sisters finds buzzy new home. An award-winning Vietnamese restaurant from Fort Worth is back in business: Four Sisters - Taste of Vietnam, the family-run restaurant that closed in December after four years, has re-opened, this time in super-buzzy Mansfield.