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Front Burner Restaurants Talks Plans for Sixty Vines, Legacy Hall, Haywire

“We’re always thinking about what’s next,” Jack Gibbons, president of Front Burner Restaurants explains as he and his business partner and CEO of the company, Randy DeWitt, hash out the details of their upcoming restaurant endeavors. We’re in their office on the 12th floor of a tower in Addison, surrounded by bulletin boards adorned in floor plans, and photography.

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The Old and the New at Hypnotic Emporium

Rarely do I go to Denton without stopping at Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream for a scoop of Bees Knees, lavender and honey in a glass coupe, a lovely shade of mauve. The sentimental side of me likes the fact that this has, until now, remained a Denton-specific pleasure: old-fashioned ice cream in the shadow of the historic courthouse. Still, I was tickled when I learned they’d be serving Beth Marie’s ice cream at Hypnotic Emporium, the new soda fountain from the owners of Hypnotic Donuts, whose psychedelically funky sister shop is just next door.

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