1.) Usually, Sunday would be 7-Eleven Day, which means getting a free Slurpee at any 7-Eleven location. This year, to avoid millions of Americans crowded together inside the convenience store on a single day, the company is making it a month-long celebration. During all of July, 7Rewards loyalty app members can redeem a digital voucher good for one free small Slurpee.
2.) If you need a food deal for the family, Black Dog Retro Arcade (309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington, 817-635-5551) has you covered. 11am-4pm Mon-Fri, the Family Lunch Combo for $28.99 feeds five people and includes a large (18-inch) pizza, 15 chicken wings, French fries, mozzarella sticks, and onion rings. The food is made to order from scratch with fresh ingredients. You can also purchase unlimited all-you-can-play game keys for the arcade, including Nintendo, PlayStation, and XBox, plus retro consoles.
3.) Summer is coming soon at Cane Rosso (815 W Magnolia Av, Fort Worth, 817-922-9222 and 200 N East St, Arlington, 817-533-3120), heralded by the official arrival of the Peach Bella Mela. This wood-fired dessert pizza featuring fresh peaches with salted caramel and vanilla mascarpone is only available for a limited time starting Monday.
4.) With its new refrigerated pizza prep table and far fewer supply chain issues, Parker County Brewing Company (225 Shops Blvd, Ste 105, Willow Park, 817-757-7777) is back open with a full menu. For those folks who’ve been missing the gourmet pizzas and Javelina Honey Calzone, your time is now. For those headed to the Parker County Peach Fest on Saturday, stop by PCBC for a Peach Blonde or house-made Peach Sangria.
5.) Celebrate National Video Game Day 3pm-10pm Thu at Tag’s Maniac Mansion (710 8th St, Wichita Falls, @ManiacsMansionWFTX). Admission is free, and gaming wristbands are $5. Unlike other arcades, most of which sling booze, Tag’s serves only milk and cereal, from the usual stuff to hard-to-find brands.
6.) Respect! Pantera Golden Ale — the beer honoring the Arlington-based band of the same name by Texas Ale Project (1001 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, 214-965-0606) — is now available at Kroger grocery stores across North Texas.
7.) With 12 locations in North Texas, including one in Fort Worth (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ste 120, 817-560-7627), Snappy Salads wants to get the word out that it delivers. To that end, delivery is free at Order.SnappySalads.com thru Sunday.
8.) Little House on the Prairie is a series of eight autobiographical novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicling life on her small family farm and the name of the latest concoction at cocktail lounge Thompson’s Bookstore (900 Houston St, Fort Worth, 817-882-8003). This blend of Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg whites, and Peychaud bitters is “the cure for any Nellie Oleson that comes along!” l