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Corny dog frenzy and school pride propel this week's 5 most popular stories

Corny dog frenzy propels this week's 5 most popular stories

Fletcher's corny dog
An announcement from Fletcher's Corny Dogs caused quite the uproar. Photo courtesy of Fletcher's
Image of Winston Ley and Alari Paxson
Pax & Parker will open at the WestBend development in Fort Worth in the fall. Photo courtesy of Amanda Marie Lackey
Graduates throwing caps in the air
Newsweek selected four DFW high schools as among the best in the nation. Courtesy photo
Monkey Bar at Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village
A secret bar above Mi Cocina has re-opened. Photo courtesy of Mi Cocina
Madrina
Two new restaurants are opening in Dallas this September. Photo courtesy of Madrina
Fletcher's corny dog
Image of Winston Ley and Alari Paxson
Graduates throwing caps in the air
Monkey Bar at Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village
Madrina

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. State Fair of Texas kingpin Fletcher's does the unthinkable with new corny dog for 2015. Fletcher's, the original food vendor at the State Fair of Texas, will debut an exciting new product for the 2015 fair that heeds a major trend in dining: a veggie corny dog. Proprietor Gigi Fletcher confirms that a vegetarian corny dog will be on the menu, in response to a growing demand from customers.

2. Stylish TCU grads set up shop in Fort Worth’s fancy new development. The Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth made waves late last year when it announced plans to move from its long-standing location in Ridgmar Mall to the new Shops at Clearfork development. Now another high-end store, this time a locally owned shop, plans to open in yet another new riverside development. Pax & Parker is set top open in WestBend this fall.

3. Four North Texas high schools graduate to best in the nation. Just in time for the first day of school, Newsweek has revealed the top 500 high schools in the country — and four Dallas-Fort Worth-area schools make the cut.

4. Secret in-the-know Dallas bar reopens at Highland Park Village. If you're an in-the-know type, then all we need to say is, "The Monkey Bar," and you know what we're talking about. It's the unofficial title of the speakeasy at the Highland Park Village branch of Mi Cocina, and it has just received a makeover which — fingers crossed — will be ready for prime time on August 21.

5. Two new high-profile Dallas restaurants set the table for September. Foodie frenzy alert is set to go off the first week of September, when two high-profile Dallas restaurants in the works will start serving up gourmet grub.