Waking up to overcast skies and bleak media headlines is enough to make anyone feel depressed. But don’t worry – there are still plenty of safe and fun ways to enjoy the summer! From sipping on a strawberry cocktail during happy hour, to biting into a delicious burger on the patio, to listening to live music and finally going bowling again, the North Dallas Corridor has everything you need for a perfect weekend. Find out more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week below.
Enjoy happy hour at Village on the Parkway this week!
1. Happy hour specials are always going on at Village on the Parkway. Visit Stirr from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday to score $1 off beer, $2 off wine by the glass and $3 off specialty cocktails. These include the tasty Femme Fraise, made with Grey Goose, strawberry basil syrup, fresh lemon juice and a strawberry garnish; or With Bells On, made with Belvedere vodka, peach schnapps, fresh lemon juice, OJ and a splash of simple syrup. During happy hour, you can also score ½ off shareables (like the tasty smoked brisket tacos!) and ½ off flatbreads!
2. Visit Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub for happy hour from 2-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. You can get $5 Jameson, Jack Daniel’s, Espolan Silver, Tito’s and all flavors of Deep Eddy. You can also score $1.50 off well liquor and house wine, $1 off all draft beer and premium wine, and $5 bites, including chicken tenders, potato skins, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles and pretzel bites. It’s a great way to unwind.
Summer is the perfect time to order that delicious burger you’ve been craving!
3. Visit Hopdoddy Burger Bar for one of their juicy, delicious burgers. Their Classic Burger is made with Angus beef, Sassy Sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion. The Magic Shroom is made with Angus beef, Texas goat cheese, field mushrooms, mayo, basil pesto, lettuce, tomato and onion. Or go for the Ahi Tuna, made with sushi-grade tuna patty, nori chips, teriyaki, honey wasabi, mayo, pickled ginger, lettuce, tomato and onion. Their all amazing!
4. Grilled burgers go perfectly with an ice-cold beer at Yard House. Try their BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger, made with applewood smoked bacon, ancho BBQ sauce, garlic aioli and fries; or their Pepper Jack Burger with roasted poblano peppers, Pepper Jack cheese, sriracha mayo and fries. If you are Vegan, go for the Beyond Burger, made with pickles, vegan mozzarella, red onion, tomato, arugula, smashed avocado with mixed field greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.
After temporary closing to review safety protocols and cleaning procedures, Sidecar Social is re-opening on Thursday, June 25! Come in for live music all weekend.
5. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Jesse Jennings kicks off the weekend at Sidecar Social with a live acoustic performance on the string-lit patio. (You can also score $5 draft cocktails during the show!) On Friday, Cherry will sing live cover songs, beginning at 9 p.m. On Saturday, dance and sing along to popular hits by the Jam Wows, beginning at 9 p.m. Finally, Danni and Kris will be performing on the patio on Sunday at 1 p.m. Come in for brunch and all awesome acoustic tunes!
Arts and Entertainment
Whether you get out of the house or stay in, there is plenty to do in the Corridor!
6. Let’s go bowling! Bowlmor Dallas has re-opened and are offering a safe way to bowl while social distancing! Come in from 3-11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday or 2-10 p.m. Sunday. When you come in to play, know that the center is being cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis, balls and shoes are being thoroughly sanitized, all arcade games and kiosks will be cleaned regularly, and hand sanitizer will be readily available for all guests to use. There will also be a limit of 4-6 people per lane. Come in for drinks, to let off some steam in the arcade room and to challenge your friends to a friendly game on the lanes. It’s a great way to stay cool while having fun this summer!
7. If you are looking for a feel-good summer read to whisk you away into romance this week, pick up Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory at Barnes & Noble ($16). This charming story is about Olivia Monroe, who has recently moved to LA to start her own law firm. When she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar she is hooked – until she realizes its hotshot junior senator Max Powell. She has no interest in dating a politician, but she does have an interest in the sweet messages and chocolate cake he sends to her office. It’s fun at first, but when they go public, it leads to intense media scrutiny and criticisms of her past and credibility. It’s irresistible until the last page!