Oct. 10 news: Ranches are vanishing, Kimmel’s buddy and Michael Irvin eat ribs, new e-scooter fleet hits the street, to catch a dognapper, events …

Ranches near Dallas are dying for development. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

THAT’S SO DALLAS
Folks who ain’t from Dallas envision rambling ranches, spurs, ten-gallon hats and rednecks who say, “ain’t.” Sooo inaccurate, we LOL. But our outskirts do encompass a gazillion acres of farmland, and developers are fast gobbling up these pastoral properties. As great-great grandpa rolls over in his grave, ranch heirs say the offers are tough to turn down. (Dallas Morning News)

THE CATCH UP: YOUR NEWS DIGEST
Rib-eatin’ 101 with Michael Irvin, Guillermo: Traveling by gargantuan Guillermobile, Jimmy Kimmel sidekick Guillermo stopped in Dallas and lunched at Lockhart Smokehouse, where Michael Irvin demonstrated for the late-night star the proper way to consume ribs. (You Tube/Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Power out for 400+: In Garland, many are in the dark after storms uprooted and snapped 18 power lines. Bright side: interviewee Phil Phillip is quite the character. Camped outside his candlelit residence, the retiree told TV reporters he saw monsoons in Vietnam that “were nothing compared to this.”  (WFAA)

Let there be light: The rest of Dallas County braced for and prayed to stave-off similar situations as the tempest continued Tuesday, but by Wednesday it should be calm and cool. (WFAA)

What a trip: Influencer Pixel Dan takes viewers on a tour of The Lost Toys vintage shop in Dallas, where he geeks out among Thundercats, Millennium Falcons, Michael Myers masks, Ewok accessories, Beetlejuice figurines … you name it. (You Tube/Pixel Dan)

You don’t say: There actually is more to Dallas native Lisa Loeb than that one 1990s hit song. And those black-rimmed glasses. No, really. (Preston Hollow Advocate) And here she is on a podcast discussing the whole thing. (Texas Monthly)

Learn to live with e-scooters: They, and all the associated kvetching,keep on coming. A third company, Razor, put a fleet of 1,000, for starters, on Dallas streets. (Dallas Morning News)

HARD NEWS: IT’LL BE QUICK
Worker dies: An under-construction structure collapsed in West Dallason Singleton. Five injuries are reported in addition to one fatality. (DallasMorning News)

Stop these SOBs: Surveillance cameras caught brazen dognappers nabbing a French mastiff from a residential yard. (Dallas Patch)

Punishing abusers: Dallas will implement new practices to combat domestic disturbance including more-serious consequences for family violence convictions. (Fox 4)

DINING: BE THAT FOODIE KNOW-IT-ALL
Bye, bye, burger: Beloved Lake Highlands restaurant Varsity Grill closes its doors this week. However, the eatery’s hardworking proprietor promises to relocate nearby soon. (Lake Highlands Advocate)Salty steakhouse soon? The dude who achieved fame via his sexy meat-salting showmanship (You Tube), Salt Bae — silly nickname, perhaps, yet far simpler to pen than his given name, Nusret Gökçe — soon will bring his meat and salt and a restaurant to Dallas. (DallasEater)Dig in like an Egyptian: The Dallas area’s first Egyptian-dedicated restaurant — formerly delivery only —  Mubrooka Egyptian Street Food is on point. (Dallas Observer)

EVENTS: OR, HOW TO AVOID LAME DATES
TUESDAY
— Movie Night at Mercado 369, hosted by Oak Cliff Flamenco, features Carlos Saura’s “IBERIA.” (Details)
— Bob Dylan is in Dallas. (Details)

WEDNESDAY

— Dallas’ own Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians are back at the Granada. (Details)
— Special Halloween-themed event at the Dallas Museum of Art features a “Hocus Pocus” screening and pumpkin painting. (Details)

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