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Hot restaurants and cool pools top 5 most popular stories this week

Hot restaurants and cool pools top 5 most popular stories this week

Pool at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The pool at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is small but chic. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Ivy Tavern
Ivy Tavern  is slated to open by early June. Photo courtesy of Ivy Tavern
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Dallas and Austin are among the friendliest cities for LGBT people. diogenesii.wordpress.com
Photo of GMO protesters in Dallas
Several hundred local residents participated in a March Against Monsanto on May 24 in downtown Dallas. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Pegaso Diner
Monica Greene will open Pegaso Diner in the old Tiff & Andi's spot in Fort Worth. Photo by Marc Lee
Pool at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Ivy Tavern
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Photo of GMO protesters in Dallas
Pegaso Diner

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. Ivy Tavern greens up Lemmon Avenue with ripping patio and chef-blessed menu. Lisa and Elia "Tom" Georgalis have moved their mojo to a new spot on Lemmon Avenue called Ivy Tavern. With a trademark wall of green ivy and a deluxe patio, this new bar-restaurant is slated to open by early June, with a grand opening party on June 7.

2. Take a dip in the most fabulous hotel pools in Dallas. Now that summer is here, we need to find a way to stay cool. Most of the pools on this list are available only to hotel guests, so consider this a staycation guide for locals. From rooftop bliss to family fun, these are the best hotel pools in Dallas.

3. Guess which Texas cities rank highly for LGBT-friendliness. A new survey ranks the most LGBT-friendly places in America, and two Texas cities made the cut. Austin ranked No. 7 on the list, and Dallas came in at No. 17, just behind San Diego and ahead of Los Angeles.

4. Downtown Dallas protesters join worldwide movement in March Against Monsanto. Observing what has become an annual international event, several hundred local residents participated in a March Against Monsanto on May 24. Carrying signs and chanting "Hey hey ho ho! GMOs have got to go," the marchers looped from City Hall to Dallas Farmers Market and back, then gathered in front of City Hall for presentations by organizers and GMO critics.

5. Restaurateur Monica Greene resuscitates Pegaso Diner — this time in Fort Worth. In the biggest comeback since the revival of Genaro's Mexican Cuisine, restaurateur Monica Greene returns again to the Dallas-Fort Worth dining scene, this time with the resuscitation of a short-lived restaurant she opened in downtown Dallas back in 2003 called Pegaso Diner.