News round-up: Driftwood closes for good, teen drunk driver, lists

newsArchitect Bruce Weigand of the AIA makes common-sense arguments against the Trinity toll road. “A high-speed Tollway in the riverbed does NOT fit the formula of a great city amenity,” he says.

Driftwood, which has been closed since Nov. 20 because of plumbing woes, is closed for good, although the owners are looking to reopen elsewhere. They told the Dallas Morning News, “our number one complaint has been its location, and distance from our core clientele. We have been honored to be a part of Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts community, and will keep everyone posted on our plans for reopening.”

A 17-year-old faces drunken driving charges after crashing his car into a home near Hampton and 12th last week. Dallas Morning News writer Naheed Rajwani described the scene: “the suspect’s vehicle collided with another car and landed in the front yard of a home near Hampton Road and West 12th Street, spilling beer cans onto the lawn and launching its battery against the front door.”

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Year-end list season is upon us. Here are two interesting ones we’ve come across this week. Oddfellows is the No. 1 most instagrammed Dallas restaurant. And Four Corners Brewing Co. made a list (28 in the slideshow) of America’s best beer can designs.

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