Summer is quickly slipping by, but there’s still time to enjoy some of our favorite things – partaking in local happy hour specials, enjoying amazing brunch food, and checking out new music and movies! Check out all of these things and more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week below. And be sure to post pictures and tag of us with the summertime activities you are doing in the Town of Addison!
Cool off with a refreshing cocktail at Village on the Parkway!
1. What better summertime activity than checking out happy hour specials? Visit Sidecar Social from open-6 p.m. Monday-Friday for Social Hour, where you can enjoy $4 call drinks and ½ house wine by the glass. Additionally, you can get ½ price wine bottles on Monday, $3 domestic drafts on Tuesday, $5 martinis on Wednesday and $5 draft cocktails on Thursdays. While you’re there, be sure to try the Strawberry Basil Bee’s Knees, made with New Amsterdam gin, honey, lemon, strawberry puree and basil; or the Italian 76, made with Tito’s handmade vodka, lemon, simple syrup, Aperol and sparkling wine.
2. Another place for amazing happy hour specials is Stirr, also located inside Village on the Parkway. Visit from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday for ½ price shared plates, ½ price shared flats, $3 off signature cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass and $1 off beer.
Whoever said “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” never had brunch.
3. Brunch is the perfect weekend meal. Sleep in late, then head over to Lazy Dog, where you can get sweet brunch items until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This is your chance to enjoy their new Country Quiche, made with Beeler’s ham, bell peppers, onions, Jack and cheddar cheese, and served with hash browns or watermelon; the Breakfast Burrito, with bacon, scrambled eggs, Cajun fries, black beans, onions, Jack and cheddar cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with ranchero sauce, tapatio crema, guacamole and cilantro; or a favorite like the Almond Butter French Toast. Cocktails also are available, starting at $5 each.
4. With Snooze an A.M. Eatery’s newest remote waitlist, you can start waiting in line while you’re still in bed. Some of their tasty options include Breakfast Pot Pie, with homemade rosemary sausage gravy smothered over a flaky puff pastry and topped with a cage-free, sunny side up egg and served with hash browns. You will also love the Blueberry Danish Pancakes, which are buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream and almond streusel surrounding a lemony cream cheese filling in the center.
Music brings us all together!
5. I couldn’t talk about music this week without mentioning the surprise release of global pop superstar Taylor Swift’s eight studio album, folklore. This alternative/country album dropped July 24, and broke records as the most-streamed album for a female artist on its first day out – 80.6 million. It was written and recorded remotely during the first few months of the global pandemic, which feature stories, relationships and a dive into poetry and feelings that is incredibly beautiful. Stream it on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and more.
Arts and Entertainment
It’s a wonderful weekend for a movie!
6. AMC Village on the Parkway 9 is opening soon, bringing with it updated cleaning procedures and sanitation measures. Cut Throat City releases July 31, which tells the story of four friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their houses decimated, with no job and no help from FEMA. They turn to a gangster who offers them one shot at turning their situations around, by pulling off a dangerous heist. When the job goes bad, the friends are on the run, hunted by detectives and a neighborhood warlord who think they stole the heist money. Also premiering Friday is Unhinged starring Russell Crowe. This psychological thriller explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel is targeted by this man who decides to make one last mark on the world by teaching her deadly lessons.
7. For a change of pace, trade thrillers for romance and see The Kissing Booth 2, now on Netflix. This picks up with Elle (Joey King), who has to make decisions about college while juggling her long-distance relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi), her changing relationship with best friend Lee (Joel Cortney) and feelings she is developing for a new classmate (Taylor Perez). It’s a classic summertime romantic comedy that is just irresistible.