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Crazy ants, best bars and Bread Zeppelin top 5 most popular stories this week

Crazy ants, best bars and Bread Zeppelin top 5 most popular stories

Tawny crazy ants
Researchers say the Tawny crazy ant is taking over Texas.  Photo by John Tann
Wrap sandwich at Bread Zeppelin restaurant in Irving
Bread Zeppelin, not to be confused with the iconic band. Photo courtesy of Bread Zeppelin
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Eric Celeste wants to know what the hell is going on in Irving.  Photo courtesy of Irving Convention Center
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The Boy Scouts of America ended the long-standing ban on gay youth. Photo by John R. Lewis
Tawny crazy ants
Wrap sandwich at Bread Zeppelin restaurant in Irving
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
News_Boy Scouts dinner_April 2011_Color Guard

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. New Dallas restaurant chain Bread Zeppelin reinvents the salad. When talking about salads, it's hard to reinvent the wheel. Bread Zeppelin, a Dallas chain-in-the-making that debuts in July, seems to have found a new twist. For starters, the salads are chopped. And you can get them in an unusual hollowed-out baguette that makes for easy, muss-proof transport.

2. Crazy ants drive out fire ants in Texas invasion. According to University of Texas at Austin science researchers, the common fire ant is at risk of being displaced by the Tawny crazy ant, which is not the same as Tammy, your crazy aunt.

3. Three Texas watering holes rank among America's best bars. In a move that’s sure to ruffle a few Yankee feathers, Esquire’s 2013 list of the best bars in America eschews New York City in favor of the Midwest and beyond. Dallas’ Windmill Lounge made the list, along with Cloak Room in Austin and Esquire Tavern in San Antonio.

4. Boy Scouts eventually will end the ban on gay adults too, because of course they will. Columnist Eric Celeste writes that the vote pretty much mirrored public opinion, which shows two-thirds of Americans are in favor of this move. BSA still doesn’t accept gay adults as Scout leaders, but that will change too. We're going to miss your deductive reasoning, Eric (see No. 5).

5. While Irving mayor settles scores, city loses money, talent and time. Eric Celeste wonders aloud what the sweet hell is going on in Irving. And when will people start holding its mayor responsible?