Here are some of the top stories from the past month from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Didi’s Downtown chef dishes out diverse cuisine at Frisco's Rail District

There is no rhyme or reason to the ever-evolving menu at Didi’s Downtown, owner and chef Scott Hoffner said. Instead, Hoffner prepares what is seasonal; what likely has not been featured at his restaurant before; and ultimately, whatever he is in the mood to cook.

Long-awaited Harvest Hall to open in Grapevine after several delays

Grapevine’s highly anticipated European-style food hall, Harvest Hall, officially opened Feb. 6 as part of the $114 million mixed-use development Grapevine Main. The food hall, located adjacent to Hotel Vin, features six different restaurants, a bar and a coffee shop.

New dining expected at Fort Worth's Victory Shops at Heritage Trace development

Business are starting to open up shop at Victory Shops at Heritage Trace, a new commercial development located at 9633 N. Freeway, Fort Worth, including Native Coffee + Kitchen, Marble Slab Creamery, Great American Cookies, Jamba Juice and Hotworx.

Interskate Roller Rink offers chance for indoor recreation in Lewisville

Interskate Roller Rink was forced to shut down for two months at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. But since then, business has picked up, and cautionary measures are now in place to make sure people are able to enjoy the rink safely.

ContraForce relocates to McKinney, commits to creating high-tech jobs

The cybersecurity platform ContraForce relocated to McKinney in November with help from the McKinney Economic Development Corp.’s Innovation Fund. The company plans to create 20 high-tech jobs in the city over the next three years.

Guyana natives bring Caribbean flavors to Taste of the Islands in Plano

Rehan and Azaad Bacchus moved to the United States in 1989, and they have owned and operated Taste of the Islands in Plano for 17 years. The restaurant offers many flavorful Caribbean dishes as well as a selection of special grocery items.

Richardson institution Hooks Vacuums offers vacuum sales, repairs

Hooks Vacuums has cultivated a loyal customer base since it moved to Richardson in 1994. The business, which is owned and operated by Richardson resident Sylvester Hooks and his family, sells and repairs vacuums and offers cleaning supplies and carpet cleaning.

Daniel Houston, Kira Lovell, Liesbeth Powers, Matt Payne, Sandra Sadek and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.