Jonathan’s, the new restaurant on Beckley at El Dorado, got a wonderful review from the Observer’s new restaurant critic, Scott Reitz. The review also contains some interesting insights on favorite Dallas restaurants from the food writer, who is new to the city.

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A water-main break in North Oak Cliff this week was blamed on the heat and corrosion.

It’s not usually a good idea to answer the door to strangers (unless you know how to intimidate a con artist, in which case, please, please do). A scammer posing as an ADT alarm repairman has been hitting up Oak Cliff. These door-to-door scammers crop up every summer. Remember: reputable alarm system companies don’t send solicitors door-to-door.

Federal marshals raided Big T Bazaar last week and seized counterfeit designer handbags. Dang. Now where to get our Gucci-Gucci, Louis-Louis, Fendi-Fendi, Prada?

Old Oak Cliff Conservation League president Michael Amonett put together this photographic look at the Oak Cliff Gateway Plan. It’s an easy-to-understand look at the plan. Check it out.

Evidently, people keep stealing those adorable piggy and moo-cow plates at Smoke. So they’re doing something about it.