Welcome to the future: where you’ll glide to the beach in a sleek, gasless electronic bike called the Jetson. Where your iPhone doubles as a remote-controlled camera, taking your conference calls to the next level. Where your mom wakes up to a diamond watch flown in from Paris. The future is now.
Things to do for May 10, 2012
A Block Party, a Beer Festival and Brunch with Mom
We can do this one of two ways: the easy way, or the weekend way.
North Dallas is being invaded. The intruders: food trucks. Over 30 of them. Including Three Lions, the Butcher’s Son and Yumé Burger. The latter: a four-wheeled kitchen out of Austin that grills up something called a Po-ku Burger (picture a cheeseburger topped with wasabi slaw). Goes great with a side of curb.
Eating in the Middle of Cole Avenue
Knox-area chefs are stopping traffic on Cole Avenue this Saturday for a block party (yes, there’ll be food tents/parking cones). Expect grilled shrimp and curry from Abacus and gazpacho from Cafe Madrid. To wash it down, fresh sangria from—you guessed it—Sangria. We’d have also accepted Sangria “R” Us.
Here’s a good excuse to go to Irving: beer. Check that: lots of beer. Yes, there’s one of those massive beer expos at the Irving Convention Center on Saturday. Attending: craft brewers from all across the state. Performing: local bands. Plus, there’ll be sample pours, brewing seminars and pretzels. Many, many pretzels.
A One-Time Brunch at Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime doesn’t do brunch. But for your mom, they’ll make an exception. So you’ll take advantage this Sunday and reserve a patio table for two. Get Ma the blueberry french toast and a blood orange mimosa. Also, a card. And a second blood orange mimosa.
Poolside Concerts in Oak Cliff
The problem with concerts: anytime the band plays something from the new album. Also, a complete lack of diving boards. Thankfully, the Belmont Hotel is launching a concert series where local groups will perform poolside all summer. Tickets can be found online... and lawn chairs can be found at Weir’s.