In the new normal of social distancing, going out for a date night can be somewhat tricky. It certainly takes a bit more planning than before. Whether you are dining in at one of your favorite restaurants or heading to the movie theater for a movie night, it’s a whole new experience. But just because it’s a bit different now, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy a nice night out. More and more restaurants are opening up for dine-in service, and different entertainment venues are re-opening as well. Of course, while following the guidelines from the CDC and executive orders from the governor to make sure everyone is safe. With that said, we wanted to highlight a few ideas for your date night out in Addison.
Dinner at Lawry’s The Prime Rib is always a memorable experience. They always go above and beyond to make sure their guests feel comfortable and well taken care of. They have taken that same level of detail as they have welcomed back guests to dine in. Here are some of the things you can expect as you visit the restaurant per their website.
“Reservations are highly recommended. Self-parking will reduce contact. Hand sanitizer will be available. Your table will be set upon your arrival. Menus will be viewable on your smartphone or, if you prefer, we will have single-use paper menus that are discarded after each use.
Our aisles have always been extra-wide, and we will be staggering tables to keep parties spaced apart. Co-workers will do their best to stay six feet away from you and will minimize tableside contact.
Our Famous Spinning Bowl Salad will be spun six feet from your table, and our silver carts will be stationed at least six feet from dining tables.
Transactions will be as touchless as possible.
We are expanding efforts to keep surfaces sanitized. Booths, tables, chairs, and all high-touch surfaces such as handrails, doorknobs, handles, and faucets are being cleaned with increased frequency.”
These are just a few ways that Lawry’s The Prime Rib is making sure guests can enjoy a beautiful night out while staying safe. Visit their website for more information and to make reservations.
Meso Maya is open and along with serving guests with delicious Mexican food, they are helping the community by giving meal donations and 20% off for healthcare workers and first responders. What a great way to give back to those who are on the front lines! Meso Maya is also screening employees daily for COVID-19 symptoms and requiring staff to wear face masks, as well as making sure everyone is practicing social distancing. Check out their website for more information on current food and drink specials.
The Addison Improv is doing a great job of keeping us laughing through these weird days with a fantastic line up of comedians. Carlos Mencia, Godfrey, Bill Bellamy and many more! Masks are required when you are not eating or drinking. For showtimes, reservations, and more information, check out the Addison Improv website and make sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all the latest funny videos and posts from upcoming comedians.
Ida Claire’s Thursday Movie Night is a great way to combine delicious food and classic movies. Throughout the summer, Ida Claire has been hosting a movie night on Thursdays out on the patio featuring some throwback classics like Dirty Dancing and Waterboy. Some of the throwbacks coming up include Footloose, Three Amigos, Clueless, Office Space, The Sandlot and Sweet Home Alabama. Head back to Ida-Claire on Friday nights, as they are also hosting live music and – guess what – it’s free! While you spend time at Ida Claire, rest assured that they are taking every precaution to make sure guests are safe and comfortable. Here are some of the things they are doing to ensure guests have a safe experience:
- Touch-free and single-use menus
- 6-foot floor markers
- Tables have been removed and rearranged to ensure 6-foot distance between parties.
- All staff will wear masks and gloves and be required to do a temperature check before entering the building.
- Designated Sanitation Specialists at every location whose sole responsibility is to ensure everyone is abiding by protocol. They will be in an easily identifiable white lab coat.
For more information on upcoming movies, live music, and more, visit their website.
Cinemark West Plano and XD on the Dallas Tollway and Park Lane is now open with limited seating. For now, enjoy their “Comeback Classics” movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Dark Knight. Masks are required for everyone, except when eating and drinking in the theater. Cinemark is adding more movies, make sure to visit their website for showtimes and more information.
Addison is bringing live music to the Addison Circle District with three weekends featuring live music in their Addison Weekend Drive-In concert series. Enjoy live music while social distancing from the comfort of your own car. Some of the bands in the line-up include the All Funk Radio Show, D City Rock, and The Redwine Band. The concerts will be transmitted via FM radio as well as outdoor speakers. Admission is free and only vehicles will be admitted into the event site. Space is limited so make sure to arrive early! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visit the special ‘Addison Weekend Drive-In’ website for more information.