Flower Mound to welcome new dining district – with the first restaurants opening this quarter

Diners in Denton County should be very optimistic about the 2021 dining scene in Flower Mound. The River Walk at Central Park, a 158-acre mixed-use development located between FM2499 and Morriss Road north of FM1171, will be home to 21,000 square feet of restaurant space with openings planned to begin in March 2021.

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Six Flags Over Texas Introduces Fire and Ice Winter Festival

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, is introducing the Fire & Ice Winter Festival to kick-off the park’s 60th Anniversary season in 2021. Open weekends and holidays in January and February, this all-new event features a high-energy ice carving show, an extended run of The Frosty Snowhill, plus a fiery finale each Saturday night with fireworks.

“We are thrilled to begin our 60th Anniversary season at Six Flags Over Texas with a winter festival for guests to enjoy,” said Six Flags Over Texas Park President Ron McKenzie. “Now, more than ever, families and friends are looking for opportunities to create special memories together, and this event offers a fun, thrilling, and safe experience for guests of all ages.”

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Executive Chef Steve McHugh to Introduce New Restaurant and Bar Concepts at New Thompson on the Riverwalk

Thompson San Antonio today announced plans for a dynamic collection of restaurant and bar concepts scheduled to be introduced in early 2021. Four dining and nightlife concepts will be anchored by Landrace, a new restaurant on the River Walk, led by James Beard Award finalist Chef Steve McHugh. Floating high above will be The Moon’s Daughters, an enchanting indoor-outdoor rooftop restaurant and bar set to dazzle from its 20th-story perch over the city. Stylish lobby and pool bars will round out the dining and beverage venues that will bring bold new energy to the River City.  

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TOP FIFTEEN Bar Openings in Dallas 2020

by Brian McCollough

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The immortal words of one of the worlds most celebrated authors above can easily describe the feelings of the past year. As for bar operators its been a darker and more trying year than ever before. 

Opening a bar is a dream of a lifetime! It takes hard work, commitment, long hours, and passion! The same can be said in any industry, but I love bars. So what was it like to open a bar in 2020? What should be the best of times for eager and excited owners and staff in what will seemingly go on record as the worst of times. It Is Bittersweet that is for sure. Well, here is my list for the top new bars in 2020! Cheers!

What makes a great bar for me? Bartenders and atmosphere of course! (If the first two don’t work then the rest is for the dump sink.) Here are my TOP bars and bar openings in 2020:

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: 2020

Ravioli at Homewood by Matt McCallister

Text + Photos by Joey Stewart

It’s a strange year to try and make any sort of “best of” list. We made it out several times before lockdown, then supported the scene by ordering take-out, and finally were able to venture out to a few patios when the weather would hold up. While there are dozens of options that we sadly missed, here are some favorites from our limited ventures out. (Or in).

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Cameron Diaz’s Wine — What is it All About?

Cameron Diaz believes empowerment involves being healthy — she leads a healthy lifestyle, only consuming foods that are sustainable, organic, and simple. While she’s been conscious about her eating habits, she didn’t always pay the same emphasis on her wine. She trusted that wines being advertised and marketed as organic would live up to that name. She believed, like most of us, that wine is simply fermented grapes.

But, she recently realized that most store-bought wines consist mostly of chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, fungicides, and other additives. She was horrified by this discovery, and so she set about investigating the matter. She learned that there’s a shocking lack of regulation and oversight in the wine industry. Manufacturers can basically slap the “organic” label on any bottle of wine, regardless of the production process.

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