Doughnut Freak Out

Doughnuts, viral videos and happy hour fun top 5 most popular stories this week

Doughnuts, viral videos and happy hour fun top 5 most popular stories

CultureMap Social Cocktail Party, NYLO Southside
The first CultureMap Social happy hour was a hit at NYLO South Side Dallas. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Glazed Donut Works, vegan doughnut
The vegan variety at Glazed Donut Works in Deep Ellum Glazed Donut Works
Black Swan Infused Vodka
Black Swan Saloon offers vodka-infused fruit garnishes. Photo courtesy of Black Swan Saloon
Rabbi William Gershon of Congregation Shearith Israel
Rabbi William Gershon defended Sam Horowitz's lavish Bar Mitzvah celebration. Photo courtesy of Dallas Holocaust Museum
Child volunteering at equine therapy center in Houston
Our youngest son, 9 at the time, hanging with the four-legged helpers at an equine therapy ranch near Houston. Photo by Dawn McMullan
CultureMap Social Cocktail Party, NYLO Southside
Glazed Donut Works, vegan doughnut
Black Swan Infused Vodka
Rabbi William Gershon of Congregation Shearith Israel
Child volunteering at equine therapy center in Houston

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. Glazed Donut Works in Deep Ellum sells out on first day in 90 minutes. The first-day at Glazed Donut Works in Deep Ellum began at 7 am and included an immediate line humming with memorable customer remarks such as "OH MY GOD IT HAS BACON ON IT." The only menu item that waned in popularity was the vegan doughnut, a golden confection with a thick, pale glaze. By 8:30 am, the shop was sold out. 

2. Dallas rabbi defends teen at center of Bar Mitzvah viral video. The Bar Mitzvah after-party of one Dallas 13-year-old named Sam Horowitz has risen to viral video status. Held at the Omni Hotel in Dallas last November, it puts Horowitz at the center of a saucy dance number with eight shimmying backup dancers. But not all the attention has been positive, and Horowitz's rabbi William Gershon of Congregation Shearith Israel has rushed to his defense after rabbi David Wolpe penned an outraged op-ed in the Washington Post. Wople later apologized to Horowitz and Gershon.

3. A public apology to Black Swan Saloon and its tremendous cocktails. Speaking of mea culpa columns, staff writer Jonathan Rienstra says he understands why some people were upset with the best cocktail bars list. "to everyone who found fault with my omission of Black Swan Saloon, please accept my apology. Y’all might have had a point," he writes. 

4. Hot young professionals mix it up at first-ever CultureMap Social. Hundreds of young professionals had NYLO Dallas South Side buzzing at the inaugural CultureMap Social happy hour. Never missing a chance to sip ice-cold beer from Franconia Brewing Company and Harpoon Brewery, the crowd enthusiastically browsed designer duds at the Roving Style pop-up shop and painted personalized masterpieces with Pinot's Palette.

5. Eight tips for teaching your kids how to be citizens of the world. This summer, Dawn McMullan has penned a series of stories called "92 Days of Summer" in which she shares her parenting wisdom. Her latest column takes readers on humanitarian trips to Mexico and El Salvador. "It's okay if your kids are uncomfortable," McMullan writes.