Hot sun. Cold pools. Icy, alcoholic beverages. Welcome to June – the official start of summer! This week, spend some time soaking up the sun in the great outdoors. Enjoy delicious food at local restaurants and listen to live music once again! Most importantly, take the time to pay attention to what’s going on in our country, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and speaking out on equality. For more tips and suggestions, read our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week below.
Cheers to Happy Hour this week!
1. Hang out with friends and score drink specials at Yard House this week, with happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. During this time, you can get select half-priced appetizers, including poke nachos, chicken lettuce wraps, fried chicken tenders, onion ring tower, fried calamari and more. You can also get $2 off all draft beer, wine, spirits and cocktails, $3 off 9-oz wine and $4 off Half Yards.
2. Visit RA Sushi for happy hour from 3-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close Monday-Saturday, and from 3 p.m.-close on Sundays. Score $2 off wines by the glass (we recommend a cold rose paired with Rainbow Rolls in honor of Pride Month!) as well as $4 shareables, $5 cocktails and $6 sushi.
Satisfy your sweet and salty teeth with delicious food from the Corridor!
3. Head to Lazy Dog this week for amazing appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails! Now that the dining room and patio are opened for limited seating, you can go out and enjoy a delicious meal or appetizer. Start with the new Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, which is hand-breaded and fried to order, and served with sesame slaw and sweet and spicy sauce for dipping. For lunch, order the Southern Fried Chicken Salad, featuring hand-breaded chicken breast on a bed of mixed greens with candied walnuts, house-made indigo cornbread croutons, Jack and cheddar cheese, a hard-boiled egg, charred sweet corn, tomatoes and honey mustard dressing. For dessert, don’t miss the new Pineapple Upside Down Cake, featuring house-made buttermilk, rum and vanilla cake baked with brown sugar, fresh pineapple, maraschino cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!
4. At Hudson House, the sky’s the limit on what you can order! At the Raw Bar, you can get everything from shrimp cocktail to delicious seasoned oysters. They also offer a variety of chopped salad – including the Hudson with popcorn chicken and avocado, and Caesar with grilled salmon and egg – and starters like Hudson’s avocado dip and a jumbo lump crab cake. For the main course, go for the Atlantic Catch of the Day or choose a flavorful sandwich or entrée plate. Of course, you can’t miss their famous desserts, such as the key lime pie and Oreo cheesecake.
Jam out to these local artists.
5. Russ Warman and Vera Voz are taking the stage at Arthur’s Dallas this week. Hear Warman perform live beginning at 6 p.m., while Voz takes the stage at 9 p.m. While you’re there, order some delicious drinks and steaks and enjoy the evening – it’s the perfect place for a date-night!
Arts and Entertainment
America is hurting right now. George Floyd’s death by the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis sparked protests that have spread across America and internationally. Now is the time for non-black allies to speak up, stand up and support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Start by educating yourself on how to be anti-racist instead of just not racist, and confronting your own internalized racism. When choosing entertainment this week, opt for things that will help you see from another point of view.
6. Barnes & Noble’s June Book Club Pick is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet. The story is about the Vignes twin sisters, who grew up together in a small, southern black community and ran away at age 16. As adults, everything about them is different: their families, their communities and their racial identities. One sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape; the other secretly passes for white, with a white husband who knows nothing of her past. This emotional family story shows what will happen when their daughters’ storylines intersect, and how the past shapes a person’s decisions, desires and expectations.
7. The Netflix original series “When They See Us” is based on the true story of a jogger who was assaulted in New York’s Central Park in 1989, and five young people were charged with the crime. The group maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions. They are finally exonerated in 2002 and settled with the city of New York in 2014.