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Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar @papercitydallas D I V E I N T O O U R D I G I T A L W O R L D PAPERCITYMAG.COM THE POWER of MONEY R aising $3 million in seed funding would be a phenomenal feat for any tech startup, but it was particularly meaningful for Mandy Price and Star Carter, co-founders and best friends behind Dallas-based Kanarys. As Black female entrepreneurs, the duo is acutely aware that their venture capital fundraising doesn't happen often. "There have only been 93 Black women total that have raised more than $1 million in VC funding," Carter tells PaperCity's Caitlin Clark. "So we're thankful and really lucky to have the venture capital folks that came in, but the numbers are very dire." Read more at NEW WINE FRONTIERS ART PARK DATING ANIMALS The alcohol industry has long been male dominated, but more female- led brands are emerging. Big names like Kendall Jenner (818 Tequila) and Cameron Diaz (Avaline Wine) help move the needle. But for those looking to support women-owned wine and spirit companies that are a bit more under the radar, Dallas is lucky to have Bar & Garden. The organic wine and small-batch spirit shop, which supplies top Dallas restaurants, is a leader of the Texas natural-wine movement. Read more at bar-garden. Dating is really going to the dogs — and cats. Sisters Leigh D'Angelo and Casey Isaacson have started dating apps for both dog (Dig) and cat lovers (Tabby). Now you can date knowing that your four-legged friend will be just as loved as you are. Inspiration struck when Isaacson dated a guy who had problems with her dog. "As the older sister, I was motivated to help her find someone," D'Angelo says. "And, at the time, dating apps were becoming more niche … People were ready to try new things." Thus, Dig and Tabby were born. Next up: in-person Dallas app happy hours for animal lovers. Read more at Dallas' West End Square park, in the works for almost two years, began as an attempt to reinvigorate the city's historic West End. Iconic lighted arches were relit, and a park began to take over the former parking lot next to the shuttered Spaghetti Warehouse building. Now, the park is finally welcoming visitors and Dallas-based public arts organization Aurora is making sure it's an art-filled debut. A larger-than-life, interactive LED wall installation from new-media artist Daniel Iregui uses motion-capture technology to display the movement and even facial expressions of park visitors. Read more at papercitymag. com/west-end-square. NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP D on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. Get Dallas' top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, and art news — and more — five times a week. Sign up at newsletter. McLaren Autura @papercitydallas Eataly Dallas @reallywrongfong #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. Star Carter and Mandy Price Bar & Garden Leigh D'Angelo and Casey Isaacson Daniel Iregui's Antibodies LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL: 12

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