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May 28

[ARCHIVED] We’ve Got Your Summer Hotlist

The original item was published from June 20, 2018 11:41 AM to June 10, 2020 9:49 AM

Things are getting pretty hot in Allen, and we’re not talking about the rising mercury. So if you and your friends are looking for new places to eat, drink and share Instagram-worthy moments, consider this your guide.

When assembling your crew for a social excursion, the first decision to be made always centers on where to eat. And if that crew is dominated by carnivores, the latest location of
Burgerim should be in serious consideration. Just opened at Allen Premium Outlets, the restaurant is famed for its creative take on the hamburger and offers options that include the beef and veggie standards as well as lamb, salmon, wagyu and falafel. For those seeking healthy, fresh and casual fare, Freshii serves up salads, wraps, burritos and its legendary Buddha Satay bowls from its new spot at The Village at Allen.

If you have friends who consider java the most important meal of the day, they’ll find their caffeinated soulmates at
Village Coffee. Even the most hard-to-please members of your entourage will appreciate the shop’s signature Cortado espresso blend and its perfect-for-summer Affogato made with vanilla ice cream.

For those evenings when your social group numbers exactly two (yourself included), Allen is a city that knows how to welcome the romance. Launch your date night at
The Cellar Craft & Kitchen, a local favorite with a menu of amazing steaks and seafood and a Prohibition-inspired selection of craft cocktails. Mio Nonno in just four short years has established itself as a destination for authentic Italian cuisine and for those seeking Old World ambiance remixed with contemporary style.

Allen is a place where any night can turn into a big night. But one of the biggest will certainly be July 27, when Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton take the stage at Allen Event Center. These superstar musicians’ visit to Allen is an extension of their sold-out tour in 2017, so tickets are sure to go fast.

Yes, this summer is going to be a hot one in Allen. And we can hardly wait!