September is here, and fall is just around the corner! Celebrate by trying seasonal menus, donating to those in need, and (as always), kicking back with a cold drink. Check out a few of our recommendations in our guide of 8 Things To Do This Week. If you need us, we’ll be kicking back by the pool, soaking up the last few rays of summer while we can.
- It’s a beautiful weekend to kick back on the patio! Embrace the summer sun a little bit longer at Addison Ice House, which overlooks the gorgeous Vitruvian Park in Addison. Come in Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. for Happy Hour, where you can score $1 off wells, wine and draft beer (and $1 off Texas beers on Thursday)! If you get hungry, you can also enjoy Free Taco Fridays from 6-8 p.m.
- Strong drinks, delicious bites and a unique atmosphere can be yours at the Hudson House, which offers happy hour specials every day from 3-6 p.m. Enjoy the World’s Coldest Martinis – like the Classic with vodka or gin; the Espresso with vodka, espresso, Kahlua and coffee beans; or the Stone Fruit, with peach vodka, Combier, white cranberry and fresh lime – for just half off. You can also get half-price Bellinis, East Coast Oysters and the famous Cheeseburger, with the delightful Hudson sauce.
We love seasonal menus! Check out these limited time offerings before they disappear.
- It’s still summer at the Original Pancake House, where you can take advantage of their late summer specials for a short time. Come in for savory smoked brisket, where you can get it piled high on a Brisket Omelette, Brisket Benedict or Brisket Sliders. Our, choose something sweet, like the Summer Dutch Baby, made with an authentic German pancake recipe and topped with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, mascarpone cream and powdered sugar.
- Head down south for some good Cowboy-inspired cooking at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar this month, as their latest seasonal menu features delights like Shrimp and Grits, Butternut Squash Soup and Lamb Shank Pot Pie. You will also love the Cowgirl Cheese Dip, made with a wagon wheel cheese created by Cowgirl Creamery plus Lazy Dog’s Ankle Buster Blonde, served with soft pretzels; and the Wild Boar Chili served with Indigo Cornbread Fries. Finish your heavenly meal with a Maple Bacon Bar, which is a puff pastry with pure maple syrup, housemade salted maple cream, candied bacon, chocolate syrup, sugared almonds and fresh whipped cream.
- The Velvet Love Box is performing live at The Londoner this Friday at 9 p.m.! This group, named after a TV covered in fur, is made up of Neil Schnell on vocals, bass and guitar; Brandon Bumpas on vocals, percussion and brandolin; and Scot Cloud on vocals, guitar and mandolin. These three local musicians have been performing together since 1997, where they are beloved for their unique covers of popular songs and upbeat originals.
Take to the sky this week by seeing the bird show at Valley House Gallery.
- There’s still time to see the bird show at Valley House Gallery, which will be running from now through Sept. 14. Come see paintings, sculptures, drawings, photos and prints featuring obvious and abstract tributes to birds. Interested in learning more about birds? Come by Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to see “Whooping Cranes: Saving a Texas Icon” presented by the Dallas Zoo. It’ll be a soaring adventure!
- Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned PB&J? Help people in need to get access to one of these delicious sandwiches by donating to the North Texas Food Bank’s peanut butter drive from now until September 30! They will be collecting regular-sized, plastic jars of peanut butter to help feed hungry children and their families. You can bring your peanut butter to the donation bins on the lower level of the Shops at Willow Bend, located near the Grand Court elevators. Help them reach their goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of peanut butter!
- Learn more about the amazing work Metrocrest Services does for the communities of Addison, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell and the city of Dallas in Denton County by attending a one-hour agency tour – the next one available is this Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Here, you will tour the agency and the 1,200 square-foot food pantry and learn more about volunteer needs. Additionally, you can bring food and other items to donate (they need canned soup, canned fruit, baking items, canned meats, cereal, shampoo, feminine products, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap and household cleaning supplies right now). Finally, stop by the nonprofit’s resale shop to donate your trendy clothes, home decor, furniture, handbags, books and more!