With sunny skies, a good book and even better food, staying at home isn’t so bad after all! Even though Gov. Abbott’s shelter-in-place order officially ends May 1, we are still supposed to practice social distancing, wear face coverings in public place and limit huge gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19 – which means we will be spending plenty of more time at home. While you’re there, host a social happy hour, grab some mouth-watering steaks to-go, read a new book and catch up on TV shows. Read a few of our recommendations in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early with ice-cold margaritas
1. Okay, okay, we know Cinco de Mayo isn’t technically here until Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate a little early. Get in the fiesta spirit this weekend by ordering some amazing margaritas to-go from local restaurants! Cantina Laredo is offering six amazing margaritas for just $30. Other options include half-price bottles of wine and $15 for six-packs of beer. Call 972-458-0962 to place your order between noon-8 p.m.
2. Blue Mesa is also offering curbside to-go and delivery from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Just call 972-934-0165 to place your order. You can get the Blue Rocks Margarita or Blue Frozen Margarita or $20 for a quart and $50 for a gallon. There are also several drink kits available, which include a 12 oz. bottle of 100 percent blue agave tequila that makes enough for 6-8 drinks. The Top Shelf Rocks Margarita Kit is $40, the Ranch Water Kit (includes tequila, Topo Chico and Tajin chile salt) is $45, the Mexican Mule Kit (includes tequila, ginger beer and lime) is $45, and the Mimosa Kit (includes a bottle of Brut champagne and orange juice) is $20.
Dinner doesn’t have to be boring! Treat yourself to a steak dinner this week.
3. Breaking news: Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill is now open! You can get curbside to-go service from 4-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday. This means that you can once again eat Kenny’s amazing filet mignon with Roquefort bacon walnut butter, tasty NY strip with truffle butter, and mouth-watering beef short rib with five-hour braise, port demi and tabasco fried onion. Don’t forget to add some delicious sides, such as the adult mac n cheese with smoked gouda, cure 81 ham, and white truffle oil, or the bubbies potato cakes with cheddar, smoked bacon and lemon dill sour cream. Call 972-392-9663 to place a pickup order.
- Order the We Appreciate You special on Apr. 29 from Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House, where you can get a two-course meal for just $29.95. Options include your choice of starter: sweet corn bisque with charred corn and Manchego cheese; U-15 shrimp cocktail with Southern Slaw; pecan wood hot smoked Scottish salmon, with caper dill tartar sauce; BLT wedge salad or Chop House salad. Next, your entrée choices include: filet mignon with blue cheese butter and roasted garlic mashed potatoes; sea salt and herb roasted prime rib with 48-hour Au Jus and roasted garlic mashed potatoes; prime beef meatloaf with local mushroom madeira sauce, mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus; miso glazed Mahi Mahi with Asian-style green beans; or pecan crusted rainbow trout with amaretto butter sauce and Spanish Sherry Slaw.
Local artist spreads cheer by streaming concerts.
5. Missing live music in your day? Local band Sterling Masters recently performed on the Addison Ice House patio for people social distancing while exercising at Vitruvian Park. Catch a recap of their one-hour long concert on Facebook. The beautifully uplifting music is entertaining and calming, perfect for listening to while drinking wine or relaxing on the back patio.
Arts and Entertainment
Stay entertained with new books to read and shows to stream this week!
6. John Grisham’s latest book, Camino Winds, was released today – and is one of the most highly anticipated books of the season! This book, written by #1 bestselling author, sweeps you away to paradise for sun, sand, mystery and mayhem. The book is set in Camino Island, where Hurricane Leo breezes through, destroying homes, hotels and storefronts. One of the apparent victim’s is Bruce Cable’s best friend and thriller author, Nelson Kerr. However, his suspicious blows to the head lead Bruce to think the storm wasn’t responsible for his death. Because the police are busy, Bruce works hard to investigate himself, using Nelson’s own novels to learn more about the possible shady characters in Bruce’s life. Grab a copy at Barnes and Noble for $22.95.
7. If you are a fan of Ryan Murphy’s shows – “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “Pose” – then you will love his newest drama, “Hollywood,” premiering May 1 on Netflix. The show is set in post-World War II Hollywood, where an ambitious group of aspiring actors and filmmakers do anything to make their showbiz dreams come true. It’s 1940s Hollywood with a twist. It’s glamorous, exciting and unbelievable – you don’t want to miss it!