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Farewell Bess Bistro, Austin’s most chill suburbs and more of the week’s top stories

Austin says farewell to Bess Bistro and more of the week's top stories

Bess Bistro Austin restaurant interior
Sandra Bullock's Bess Bistro will close its doors later this month. Bess Bistro/Facebook
City of Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown, along with two other Austin suburbs, are among the most relaxed cities in the country. City of Georgetown, Texas/Facebook
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Popular Christmas-themed Lala's Little Nugget is saved from shuttering and will reopen next week. Photo by Arden Ward
Sarah Bird
Austin novelist Sarah Bird wins a prestigious competition created and funded by Meryl Streep. Courtesy photo
British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplane flight 2015
Fly nonstop to London in style with British Airways' new Dreamliner, which offers updated first-class suites. Courtesy of British Airways
Bess Bistro Austin restaurant interior
City of Georgetown, Texas
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Sarah Bird
British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplane flight 2015

Editor’s note: Austin says goodbye to Sandra Bullock’s downtown bistro and the country’s most relaxed cities, all suburbs of Austin, lead this round of top stories.

1. Sandra Bullock’s popular downtown Austin bistro is closing its doors.

2. Chill out, y’all: These three Austin suburbs are among the most relaxed cities in the U.S.

3. Lala’s Little Nugget to reopen: Austin dive bar’s new owners promise same Christmas spirit.

4. Beloved Austin author wins prestigious competition funded by Meryl Streep.

5. The nonstop flight from Austin to London gets a first-class upgrade with new luxury Dreamliner.