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Iconic Dallas dishes and Mary Kay convention woes lead this week's 5 most popular stories

Iconic dishes and Mary Kay convention woes top 5 most popular stories

Cowboy rib-eye at Stephan Pyles
Stephan Pyles created his cowboy ribeye in 1994 for the gone-but-not-forgotten Star Canyon. Photo courtesy of Stephan Pyles
Mary Kay pink Cadillacs
The Mary Kay convention sends swarms of attendees into downtown Dallas every July. Photo courtesy of Mary Kay
SuperMoon
First SuperMoon of 2014 emerged at about 8:55 pm July 12, just minutes before a meteor streaked across the North Texas sky. Photo by David Worthington
Rachofsky House Dallas
A select group of Dallasites will dine at the Rachofsky House when the Roca World Tour comes to town August 8-9. Courtesy photo
3700M, West Village
3700M brings new apartments, restaurants and retailers to West Village. Photo courtesy of West Village
Cowboy rib-eye at Stephan Pyles
Mary Kay pink Cadillacs
SuperMoon
Rachofsky House Dallas
3700M, West Village

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. Meteor splits in two over moonstruck Dallas sky. A meteor crossed the sky over North Texas on July 12 at 9 pm, enthralling many around Dallas who watched as it split into two before its inevitable fade. All eyes were already on the sky to catch what was the first perigee moon, aka Supermoon, of 2014.

2. Ten quintessential dishes all Dallasites must eat before they die. Dallas-Fort Worth has five-star restaurants, legendary chefs and wine lists that have won awards. But we still have our traditions, the dishes we've loved. They're not always the most upscale; in fact, they're often the opposite. These are the dishes we've recited to each other through the decades that form our collective culinary history.

3. Mary Kay convention pumps millions into Dallas economy but little into waiters' pockets. July in Dallas means the annual Mary Kay convention hits downtown, where more than 30,000 attendees are anticipated at this year's seminar. The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates that the event pumps $32.1 million into the Dallas economy. But into restaurant waiters' pockets, maybe not so much.

4. World's No. 2 restaurant selects artful Dallas venue for once-in-a-lifetime dinner. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, was ranked No. 2 in the world by Restaurant magazine. The three brothers behind the restaurant will close up for five weeks and bring their entire 30-person staff with them on a four-country, six-city tour that includes dinners at the Rachofsky House on August 8-9.

5. West Village completes Uptown Dallas domination with unveiling of 3700M. West Village will officially secure its position as the epicenter of Uptown with the opening of 3700M later this summer. The fourth phase of the residential-retail wonderland includes a 21-story tower, two five-story buildings, 380 apartment units and approximately 37,000 square feet of retail space.

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