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Kung Fu fighting and delicious doughnuts top 5 most popular stories this week

Kung Fu fighting and delicious doughnuts top 5 most popular stories

Kung Fu Saloon
Kung Fu Saloon is under fire for its perceived discriminatory door policies. Photo by Conner Howell
Top Pot Doughnuts, Dallas
Seattle's Top Pot doughnuts opened a shop on Hillcrest Avenue in Dallas. Photo by Marc Lee
Dallas skyline
A new survey called Dallas one of the best cities in the world. Courtesy photo
Louie Mueller Barbecue sausage ribs chicken brisket
Travel+Leisure readers say Texas is the best state for barbecue. Louie Mueller Barbecue/Facebook
White Rock Lake in Dallas
A man died after jumping into White Rock Lake in Dallas. Photo by Kathleen Wilke/White Rock Lake Conservancy
Kung Fu Saloon
Top Pot Doughnuts, Dallas
Dallas skyline
Louie Mueller Barbecue sausage ribs chicken brisket
White Rock Lake in Dallas

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. Kung Fu Saloon once again slammed by allegations of racist policies. DeAndre Upshaw believes he was racially discriminated against at Kung Fu Saloon in Uptown. Hundreds of people have since come forward with similar stories. For the first time since its inception in 2012, Kung Fu Saloon now posts its dress code, as required by local laws. Upshaw wants Dallas to enforce this ordinance in other Uptown bars to curtail discriminatory door policies.

2. Dallas declared one of the greatest cities on the planet. Dallasites have long known that our fair city stacks up well against other major metropolitan areas, and now we have more than mere bravado to back it up. According to the IESE Business School's annual Cities in Motion Index, Dallas is one of the best cities in the world.

3. Dallas doughnut fiends soon get a taste of Seattle's Top Pot Doughnuts. Top Pot Doughnuts, founded in Seattle in 2002, chose Dallas to open its first shop outside its home state. Founders and brothers Mark and Michael Klebeck popularized the "old fashioned" cake doughnut which has a chunky, broken appearance and longer shelf life than raised doughnuts.

4. The best barbecue in the country is in Texas, of course. Travel + Leisure readers recently told us what we already know: the majority of America's great barbecue is served in the Lone Star State. On a recent roundup of America's Best Cities for Barbecue, Texas took four of the top 10 spots: Austin (No. 4), Houston (No. 5), San Antonio (No. 6) and Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 8).

5. Dallas police find body of 24-year-old drowning victim at White Rock Lake. According to witnesses, Jeremy Daugherty, 24, jumped from a bridge into the lake on May 20. He was a with a friend, who noticed Daugherty was having trouble swimming. Police say fatigue hindered his friend's attempt to save him, and Daugherty slipped under the water, never to resurface.