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‘Go. All. Out.’ at Sidecar Social

A curated, interactive social lounge experience just for adults is opening in Addison.

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Sidecar Social, a new entertainment and dining destination for adults, will open next month (August 19) in Addison’s Village on the Parkway at Belt Line Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

The 20,000-square foot, curated, interactive social lounge experience, founded by Brent Tipps of BoomerJack’s, will feature craft cocktails and bites, free classic grownup games, karaoke, live music, enormous TVs, and all-season patio.

“We all want a place to go to hang out, relax, and connect with our friends and new people,” says Tipps. “Everything about Sidecar Social is designed around that. From shareable plates to free games, we built a place you can bring a friend to and go from dinner and drinks to games and music — you feel like you don’t want to leave.”

Rotating, shareable menu highlights will include Adult Mac N Cheese, Grilled Cauliflower Steak, Charred Corn Guacamole, Smoked Burnt End Nachos, and Wood-Oven Grilled Flatbreads. On the lighter side, Sidecar Social will offer artisan salads and grilled kabobs. Featured sandwiches will include the Nashville Hot, Braised Short Rib French Dip and Akaushi Ground Beef Burger with Chimichurri Sauce while entrees will consist of Chicken and Waffles, Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon, Hanger Steak, and more.

Two main bars will serve guests—one horseshoe bar and convivial lounge area off the main dining room with views of the kitchen and guests, and a giant, rectangular bar in the primary two-story showroom between three enormous 18-foot televisions, two bocce courts, shuffleboard, and generous banquettes with full views of live music stage.

Guests will be able to enjoy delicious craft cocktails such as the Elderflower Paloma to Strawberry Basil Bees Knees and Italian 76. Handcrafted classic cocktails will also be available. Upon opening, daily drink specials will include $5 craft cocktails on Tuesdays, $5 martinis on Wednesdays, half-price wine and happy hour drinks from open until 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Free, classic, indoor games for grownups will include a giant, eight-person foosball table, private ping-pong room, shuffleboard, bocce ball, pop-a-shot, corn hole and darts.

Live entertainment acts are poised to take the stage every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on a remote, retractable platform including acoustic acts, live dance bands and DJs. Additional staging areas on the patio and main dining room will be available to host DJs and acoustic acts. Local restaurant and live music industry veteran and General Manager Steve Richardson plans to bring the best acts from the regional music scene to Sidecar Social.

Décor and atmosphere will include high ceilings; an exhibition kitchen; wrought iron, brick, and genuine handcrafted wood accents; leaded-glass windows; modern wood and leather furnishings; and industrial lighting. Private karaoke rooms will overlook the second floor alongside a sumptuous lounge with great views of the music stage, dance floor, games, and centerpiece bar.

Just off to the right of the main entrance there will be an enormous, elevated, dog-friendly patio. The company took care to preserve the many trees providing shade to the patio and added additional weatherizing features to keep furry and human guests comfortable all year long.

Sidecar Social believes in giving back to the community and has chosen local organization Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill shelter in North Texas, to work with as a charity partner. Tentative events supporting the organization will include drives, fundraisers, and pet adoptions. Proceeds from a doggie entrée bowl, a menu item for four-legged guests, will benefit Operation Kindness.

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Chinese New Year Dinner

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. Come celebrate at The Chinese Neighbor.

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The Chinese Neighbor will host an 8-course feast of special dishes by Chef Bob Tam on Sunday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at the Prosper, TX location.

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. The Year of the rat celebrates wealth, surplus and the beginning of a new day.

The menu has been set, but may change due to availability of ingredients & Chef Bob Tam’s whimsey.

First Course – Malted Shrimp Chips, Chinese Onion Dip
Second Course – Century Deviled Eggs
Third Course – Smoked Salmon “Everything” Eggroll
Fourth Course – Mustard Green Egg Drop Soup
Fifth Course – Grilled Cheese Dumpling, H.K. Borscht
Sixth Course – Golden Boy Pizza’s Clams Clams & Garlic, Lo Bak Go (Daikon Crepe)
Seventh Course – Mala (Sichaun Peppercorn), Carbonara Lo Mien
Eight Course – Truffle & Crispy Egg Custard Fried Rice

Visit the Eventbrite page for more details and to purchase tickets.

This information was provided as a press release.

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Mallow Box S’Mores Bar Cafe Opens

Gourmet marshmallows arrive at the Shops at Willow Bend, just in time for the holiday season.

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Mallow Box, the company know for their gourmet marshmallow food and beverage items, has opened a store just in time for the holidays.

The brands first retail location in the Shops at Willow Bend food court is open, serving a variety of s’mores, hot and cold drinks, shakes, bowls, skewers and more.

“We’re so excited to be launching our first retail location,” said Mallow Box Founder Martha Ware. “We began with small local events, trade shows and pop-ups at places like Nordstrom’s eventually having a kiosk at the mall. Now we’ve taken the next step and looking forward to serving our great mallows and mallow-based drinks and shakes.”

All Mallow Box marshmallows are hand-made from scratch without preservatives. Each delicious item and drink come in a variety of flavors such as chocolate and cream, maple bourbon with bacon bits, lemon and banana rum, among many others, with a choice of toppings such as M&Ms, peanuts, coconut and more.

All items are also available to go. The s’mores bar is a new concept and customers will get to customize their s’mores to their delight –– choosing from cookies, marshmallow flavors, chocolate types and toppings! All s’mores are made on site and in front of the customer.

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Text to 9-1-1 is now Available in Plano

When it isn’t safe to call, texting is now an option.

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The Public Safety Communications Department (Plano 9-1-1) has announced that  text to 9-1-1 has been implemented in Plano.

The ability to text messages will assist citizens who are hearing impaired, providing equal access to 9-1-1. It can also be used in circumstances where it is unsafe for the caller to physically make a voice call to 9-1-1. (Note: text to 9-1-1 is not available in every city.)

Here are a few important tips to remember when texting to 9-1-1:

  • SMS does not provide accurate location data. You must provide your location as soon as you text.
  • No photos or videos, only text.
  • No emoji’s.
  • No abbreviations, spell things out. Be clear.
  • Only text to 9-1-1 if you are unable to make a voice call.

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