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This week’s list might seem a little light, but don’t worry. Later this week, we’ll share a list of the funniest foods and drinks to savor this July 4th weekend.
But for now, you can welcome an old friend again, meet a newly settled chef, celebrate our neighbors to the north, and revel in a bit of New Orleans.
Tuesday 29 June
Reopening of the central market, overview of the district
Preston Royal Central Market, 10720 Preston Road (North Dallas)
What: Take a tour of the store the day before the store’s grand reopening.
When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 29
Tickets: free with reservation on Eventbrite. Valet parking is also free.
After extensive damage from tornadoes and storms in October 2019, the store has been completely rebuilt and restored, and the doors are set to reopen. The first 600 attendees on Tuesday afternoon will be able to enjoy a preview tour that will include tantalizing tastings throughout the store.
An outdoor tent event will also be part of the festivities. Register / RSVP for full details.
June Lodge Social (open to the public)
Swizzle Tiki Bar, 1802 Greenville Ave, Ste. 110 (lowest Greenville)
What: Hawaiian shirts, Dole whip, grass skirts, and an evening of entertainment with several local Eastern Order of Stars lodges.
When: 6 p.m., Tuesday June 29
Tickets: Free. Get the details on the Facebook page.
Tannehill, Pentagon, Highland Park and Dal-Cliff Lodges of Order of the Eastern Star invited members and non-members to join them for a luau-style family home evening at the Swizzle Tiki Bar.
Wednesday June 30
“Without wine & having fun”
Front Room Tavern at The Lumen, 6101 Hillcrest Ave. (Park Cities)
What: Five wine samples, five food tastings and live music.
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 30
Tickets: $ 60 on Eventbrite
This stylish happy hour restaurant and bar in the hotel brings that vibe to a special evening of food and wine tasting to introduce diners to their new chef, Johnny Howard. Sophisticated interpretations of comforting American cuisine are always on the menu, and you can experience Chef Howard’s culinary art while listening to saxophonist C. Bradley’s smooth jazz.
Thursday July 1
One night at NOLA
Krio, 233 W 7th St # 100 (Bishop Arts District)
What: Celebrate Krio’s first birthday at a New Orleans-themed event sponsored by Oak Cliff Whiskey.
When: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, July 1
Tickets: Free. Find all the details on the event’s Facebook page.
In keeping with the NOLA theme, Revelers Hall will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and frozen daiquiris will be served in Krio Court Party souvenir mugs. There’s also a buy-3-pound-get-1 free crayfish special, and a lot more fun in-store.
Maple Leaf Diner, 12817 Preston Road, # 129 (North Dallas)
What: Celebrate all that is Canadian on the 154th birthday of our neighbor to the north.
When: 1 p.m. Thursday, July 1, with specials throughout July.
Tickets: Free. No reservations necessary, but arrive early for the free shirt.
The first 100 people to walk through the door on Thursday will receive an exclusive Maple Leaf Diner Canada Day t-shirt for free. There is also a social media sharing contest using # MLDCanadaDay2021 on Instagram or Facebook for two chances to win $ 500 in cash.
The poutine for dinner of the month is Buffalo Canadian Bacon ($ 11.99). Pro tip: Don’t sleep on butter tarts, Nanaimo bars and other desserts.
Summer Beer Dinner at Vector Brewing
Vector Brewing, 9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 405 (NE Dallas)
What: Five beers paired with five fine dishes.
When: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, July 1
Tickets: $ 85 per person. Buy online from the Vector Brewing website.
We shouted at them for their inventive food program, and now is your chance to see (or taste) for yourself. The pairing dinner will include breads and spreads, a dry aged rib eye, a brownie with beer ice cream and more.
Friday July 2
Women love R&B
The People’s Last Fight, 5319 Mockingbird Ln. # 210 (High of Greenville)
What: R&B plus Hip-Hop by TONEDEF The DJ
When: 10 p.m. to closing, Friday July 2
Tickets: free with reservation on Eventbrite. Tables for four ($ 80) or canapes ($ 100 and more) are also available.
It’s wonderful to see the weekly events return, especially at People’s Last Stand where the cocktails are nifty, the patio hops up, and parking is free. Catch this one any Friday night all summer long.
saturday july 3
Dallas Mimosa Walk
Outdoor Market Deep Ellum, 101-199 North Crowdus St. (Deep Ellum)
What: A consumption and shopping event with 50 outdoor market vendors and 10 mimosa stops.
When: from noon to 3:30 p.m., Saturday July 3
Tickets: $ 25 on Eventbrite. Includes keepsake glass, card and bracelet.
Take a leisurely stroll through Deep Ellum with stops for mimosa samples at Deep Ellum Art Co., Flea Style, Rocket Fizz, and seven other locations.
Dallas 24 Hour Club Steak Night
The Hubcap Cafe at the Dallas 24 Hour Club, 4636 Ross Ave. (Old East Dallas)
What: Enjoy a steak dinner and live music with the residents and supporters of the Dallas 24 Hour Club.
When: From 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday July 3
Tickets: No ticket necessary. The steak dinner is $ 14.99
For 52 years, the Dallas 24 Hour Club has provided a sober transition life for homeless men and women seeking a life away from drugs and alcohol. For supporters, the 24 Hour Club is known for its fantastic foodie fundraising events.
On the first Saturday of each month, the group hosts a steak night in the on-site restaurant. Pay $ 14.99 at the restaurant for a 10-ounce rib eye, a loaded baked potato, ranchero beans, and a garden salad. There will be live music as you socialize with residents and the community, and recovery meetings will follow at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
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