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Hot restaurants and crazy Texas trials top 5 most popular stories this week

Hot restaurants and crazy Texas trials top 5 most popular stories

A Hot Mess at Pecan Lodge in the Dallas Farmers Market
A Hot Mess at Pecan Lodge, one of the buzziest restaurants in Dallas right now. Photo by Melisa Ambers
Fried chicken at Rudy's in Dallas
The Dallas City Council endowed Rudy's Chicken with a crazy $890,000 grant to build a new location. Photo by Jennifer Chininis
Non-GMO seed
North Texas Farmer Marshall Hinsley is saving his own seeds and supporting sources of non-GMO seeds. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Sandbar Cantina, Exposition Park
Sandbar Cantina, on our summer hit list, has a beachy view of downtown Dallas. Photo by Teresa Gubbins
Le Bilboquet, dining room
New York import Le Bilboquet brings French back to Travis Walk. Photo by Teresa Gubbins
A Hot Mess at Pecan Lodge in the Dallas Farmers Market
Fried chicken at Rudy's in Dallas
Non-GMO seed
Sandbar Cantina, Exposition Park
Le Bilboquet, dining room

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. Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 hot restaurants for June. In her monthly report on where to eat, Teresa Gubbins looks at the Dallas restaurants making headlines, including barbecue hot spot Pecan Lodge, city council favorite Rudy's Chicken and New York import Le Bilboquet.

2. Texas jury acquits man who shot Craigslist escort after she refused sex. In 2009, Ezekiel Gilbert shot 23-year-old Craigslist escort Lenora Ivie Frago when she took his money but refused to have sex with him. A Bexar County jury bought the argument that Gilbert was exercising his legal right in Texas "to use deadly force to recover stolen property during a nighttime theft" and acquitted him on June 5. Frago died about seven months after the shooting.

3. Monsanto pushback: North Texas farmer opts to save his own seed. To combat the spread of genetically engineered crops from agribusiness giant Monsanto, aspiring North Texas farmer Marshall Hinsley is saving his own seeds and throwing his support behind organizations such as Seed Savers Exchange, Botanical Interests and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

4. New York import Le Bilboquet brings French back to Travis Walk. Teresa "Scoop" Gubbins takes a look at the new French restaurant that moved into the space formerly occupied by L'Ancestral in Travis Walk. A few staffers from the original Le Bilboquet, open for 27 years in New York's Upper East Side, have landed in Dallas and and intend to re-create menu favorites such as crab and avocado salad, foie gras terrine, and endive with Roquefort cheese.

5. 10(ish) places, products and activities to make this the best summer ever in Dallas. Our summer hit list is a fool-proof guide for making this the best summer ever in Dallas, from moisture-wicking dress shirts and feel-good flip-flops to beachy patios looking out onto the Dallas skyline.