I cannot believe it is already September. This year involved some major changes and learning experiences I will never forget. Life is so fragile. Fall is right around the corner, but for now, it is hot as heck out here in Dallas. I’m still not ready for summer to end.
1. North Texas Giving Day is on September 22. Julia Pearl Southern Kitchen partnered with The Rise Alliance for North Texas Giving Day, offering a four-course dinner with drinks and entertainment. Fine food for a good cause. $50/person. The Rise Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic abuse and family violence.
2. If you follow my Instagram, you might have seen my pictures from Pepper Smash in Plano. I am now a committed fan of this place, and not just because they treated me. Before anyone can work behind the bar at Pepper Smash, no matter their years of experience, each person has to start as an apprentice for a certain amount of time. And their cocktails are delicious! Right now their beer cocktails are in. They use a beer they create in-house, and the cocktail is similar to a Blue Moon with orange, but way better. Oh, and the food is delicious, too!
3. DALLASH Studio and Spa is opening up in Turtle Creek Village on September 13. If you book an appointment at the event, you get a complimentary Eminence exfoliating peel. DALLASH offers Lavish Lashes, Norvell Sunless airbrushing, and Eminence Organic products (one of my favorite brands).
4. On September 21 & 22, Marco Ta Moko is hosting a trunk show at Willowbend. Marco Ta Moko is an Italian men’s jewelry designer. Get your chance to meet and chat with this lovely designer.
5. On September 24, I am going to a Zoohoo! Blogger Day celebrating over one million visitors at the zoo in one year for the second year in a row. The Dallas Zoo has over 2,000 and animals and around 106 acres. Get social with the zoo using the @dallaszoo handle.
6. Three blocks of Deep Ellum are shut down for the month of September for Reimagine Crowdus to test the design and programming as a pedestrian street. All of the events offered are free and open to the public. Find events like, Alamo Drafthouse movie showings, Studio 22 swing classes, TedxSMU events, and Dallas Comedy House performances. Use the hashtag #crowdus if you attend any of the events.
7. Piada Italian Street Food in Richardson does student pricing this month. I just tried Piada, and it is fantastic! With a current student ID, students get their choice of piada, pasta, or chopped salad with an Italian soda for $6. This is an awesome deal! Now going on through the end of the month.
8. Trigger’s Toys is back again this year. Although I didn’t make this event last year, they are doing some amazing things. Join them on September 12 from 2-5PM to see the best bar concepts, and who will be competing on which teams at the Standard Pour. The final event will be held at Klyde Warren Park on November 5.
This is the sum of the events coming up here in September in Dallas in the next few weeks that I know of. Check back soon for more event updates. How are you going to give this month? Let me know if there is anything you want to know more about.