Editor’s Note: A lot has happened this week, so here is your chance to get caught up. Read on for the most popular headlines of the week.
1. The Fort Worth restaurant, dedicated to burgers and cookies, calls it stop. Nice chef-owned restaurant near West Texas offering burgers, cookies and beer, calls on him to quit: Ben’s Triple B, a business of chef Ben Merritt, closed on May 25. Merritt said in a statement that COVID-19 and its aftermath was the cause.
2. American Airlines breaks with DFW with new non-stop flights to Caribbean honeymoon paradise. In time for the summer wedding season, American Airlines is lifting the veil on its very first non-stop flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to the romantic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The first American Airlines A321 service will begin on Saturday, June 5 and run through mid-August.
3. Seven North Texas Companies Are Among America’s Best Employers, According to Inc. Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and AT&T are getting their fair share of the spotlight on the big brands that hire the most employees in Dallas-Fort Worth. But seven DFW companies that may not be household names are also known to be the best places to work. Inc. the magazine’s 2021 list of the country’s best workplaces.
4. Fort Worth’s new bar returns with duckpin bowling and a nostalgic theme. A fun bar that features high-tech bowling with a retro vibe will open this summer in the West Seventh district of Fort Worth. Called Junk Punch, it’s a new concept from the Funky Lime hotel group, and will open at 2805 Bledsoe St., the space that previously housed the ephemeral Punch Bowl Social.
5. Where To Eat In Fort Worth Right Now: 6 Restaurants To Hit After The Vaccination. After being locked up for over a year, you are ready to go out to eat again. You have some catching up to do. Several new restaurants have opened in recent times, and you want to visit old favorites. Where to start? This month’s Where to Eat combines the new with longtime favorites. Here are six places to strike.