We are definitely in the dog days of summer. With temperatures continuing to stay in the triple digits and no cool-down in sight, we have to find different ways to cool down. While the obvious go-to might be some icy cold drinks, there are also some refreshing dishes we can have to help us stay cool during these insanely hot days.
My usual go-to is to grab a salad. It’s quick, easy, and light. While at first sight, you might not think of a Brazilian Churrascaria as a place for salads, they actually have some of the most delicious salads around! 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse has an extensive salad bar. Their Market Fresh Salad Bar option features organic farm-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as their famous grilled pineapple! www.12cutssteakhouse.com
While this next option might not be a “cold temperature” option, walking into this establishment will certainly help forget that it feels like the surface of the sun outside. Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse is a delicious oasis where you can get fresh seafood and great drinks and certainly help cool you off from the weather outside. Go for the Fried Seafood Platter and imagine yourself enjoying this delicious meal on a sandy beach under the palm trees with the ocean breeze cooling you off. www.natesseafood.com
You will find our next stop in the heart of Addison Circle. Addison Sushi 469 serves fresh and tasty sushi, sashimi, rolls, and more. Grab a few classic rolls like their California or Tuna Rolls or from their Specialty Rolls menu, the Frisco Roll, which is made with shrimp tempura, crab meat, cream cheese and topped with crab stick, eel sauce, sriracha, and Japanese mayo sauce. www.addisonsushi469.com
Lazy Dog over at the Village on the Parkway has some great bowl options for when you want something fresh and filling but not heavy. Their Blackened Chicken Bowl and Grilled Shrimp Tacos are excellent options. Of course, Lazy Dog is also dog friendly and even has a special menu for our furry friends! it’s a win-win! www.lazydogrestaurants.com