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Restaurant rumblings and State Fair concerts lead 5 most popular stories this week

Restaurant rumblings and State Fair concerts lead most popular stories

chicken tenders, Zippy's
Zippy's is one of many chicken joints new to the area. Photo by Marc Lee
Heywood Hotel in Austin
The New York Times wrote a love letter to Heywood Hotel in Austin. Photo by Casey Dunn
Jakes Hamburgers sign
Jakes Hamburgers closed its Addison location this week. GrapevineTXonline
Collective Soul band
Collective Soul will take the stage at the State Fair this fall. Photo courtesy of Collective Soul
Whole Foods Market in Addison
Whole Foods may not be overpriced after all. Photo courtesy of Whole Foods
chicken tenders, Zippy's
Heywood Hotel in Austin
Jakes Hamburgers sign
Collective Soul band
Whole Foods Market in Addison

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. Jakes Addison serves its last poppyseed-bun cheeseburger. The Addison branch of Jakes Hamburgers, at 5500 Belt Line Rd. on the border of Dallas, shut down on June 15. A staffer said the location was closing for good, due to lease issues.

2. Burgers get booted by crispy new contender for Dallas' chain obsession. With the "better burger" trend fading out, the emerging glorified fast food is chicken – specifically chicken tenders, aka chicken fingers, aka boneless chicken "wings." The trend has hit the Dallas area hard.

3. Texas boutique hotel jumps into national spotlight with killer New York Times review. Although properties like Hotel St. Cecelia (one of our picks for 10 best hotels in Texas), Hotel San Jose and W Austin often get props as the top places to stay in the state capital, a writer from the New York Times recently fell hard for East Austin’s Heywood Hotel.

4. State Fair of Texas 2014 releases lineup for free weekend concert series. One of the many benefits of attending the State Fair of Texas is the free weekend concert series, which this year will be headlined by the likes of Collective Soul and Fantasia. The Chevy Main Stage series, the biggest of the more than 80 live musical performances the State Fair hosts every year, takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

5. Cheaper than Walmart? Whole Foods may not deserve 'Whole Paycheck' moniker. A routine shopping trip to Whole Foods Market can quickly turn into a triple-digit bill — hence the nickname "Whole Paycheck" — but a recent Kiplinger article found almost 20 common grocery items that are cheaper to buy at Whole Foods than just about anywhere else.