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Quick weekend getaways from Dallas drive week's 5 most popular stories

Quick weekend getaways from Dallas drive week's 5 most popular stories

Tyler State Park
Take a hike at Tyler State Park. Tyler State Park/Facebook
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
Toasted Coffee & Kitchen on Greenville Avenue has a toasts theme. Toasted Coffee + Kitchen/Facebook
Heather Locklear, Priscilla Davis
Peter Strauss and Heather Locklear as Cullen and Priscilla Davis in the TV movie Texas Justice.  Photo courtesy of IMDB
Mamoun's Falafel
Falafel plate with pita bread at Mamoun's, coming to Dallas. Courtesy photo
crawfish
Don't be fooled by the name-change. Photo courtesy of Cajun Sea
Tyler State Park
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
Heather Locklear, Priscilla Davis
Mamoun's Falafel
crawfish

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:

1. These 4 worthy weekend getaways are within 2 hours of Dallas. About halfway between the winter holidays and summer vacation, the itch sets in to get out of town. If you don’t have the budget or vacation days to take a lengthy trip, gas up the car and take a short road trip to one of these small towns that will quench your thirst for new adventures. 

2. Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 restaurants with the hottest trends. If you stay on top of your Dallas-Fort Worth dining trends, you already have the big one memorized: fried chicken. But the thing about trends is that they're always changing. For that reason, we bring you the 10 newest trends we're watching, and the restaurants that embody them best.

3. 48 Hours revisits one of Dallas-Fort Worth's most notorious murders. Those who love unsolved crimes, especially with a local angle, should have tuned in on May 13 to CBS' 48 Hours, which examined one of the most notorious cases in Texas history.

4. Famed falafel restaurant Mamoun’s gives Dallas a taste of New York. Falafel fans in Dallas are starting to have it pretty good: Mamoun's Falafel, an iconic Middle Eastern restaurant from New York, is opening its first location in Texas, at our very own West Village complex in Dallas.

5. Original Dodie's on Dallas' Greenville Avenue must change name. The original Dodie's New Orleans Cafe on lower Greenville Avenue now has a new name: Charlie's Creole Kitchen, named for owner-founder Charlie McGuinness. The restaurant will be the same in every other way, remaining in its current location with the same menu, but it can no longer use the Dodie's name.