All-American Weekend at Trinity Groves

Trinity Groves

Labor Day has been a federal holiday since 1894, and there’s nothing more American than taking the long weekend to relax and indulge in some quintessentially American food (except shopping, of course; the sales are terrific).

At Trinity Groves, you can spend Friday through Monday touring the best our country has to offer, from food to drinks to live music and more. Here’s how to have an all-American weekend at Trinity Groves.

Start Friday off right with happy hour at LUCK. The beer-centric restaurant takes its “local” mission very seriously; not only are many of the craft suds on tap from Texas breweries, but the chefs try to source local ingredients whenever possible. From 4–6PM, seven days a week, it’s $1 off certain drafts (just look for the horseshoes hanging around the taps). Pair a brew with an order of fried green tomatoes or the North Texas Hot Brown turkey sandwich, and you have one great start to the weekend.

Saturday afternoons were made for one thing: hamburgers. Off-Site Kitchen was a tiny gem of a restaurant in the Design District, and now that’s it’s moved to Trinity Groves, it’s even easier to experience what most consider the best burger in Dallas. A Village Baking Company bun sandwiches a quarter-pound of ground-onsite Angus chuck, with the option to add American cheese, jalapeños, bacon and green chile. It’s exactly what a straightforward—and delicious—burger should be.

If barbecue is more your style, head to Babb Bros. BBQ to load up on fresh brisket and live music. See Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat this Friday and the Larry Lampkin Blues Band Saturday.

Finish off Saturday night with something sweet from Cake Bar or Kate Weiser Chocolate. A slice of Old Fashioned (yellow cake with chocolate frosting) or one of KW’s handmade truffles or candy bars is the perfect ending to a delicious day.

Sunday brunch at Resto Gastro Bistro is a given on long weekend (and any other weekend, really). Its tantalizing Bloody Mary bar is pitch perfect with the steak and eggs, chicken and waffles or short rib omelet with pecan-smoked bacon. You might consider working up a sweat later in the afternoon, you know, to burn off all those treats.

If you’re lucky enough to have Monday off, put it to good use. Park yourself at Four Corners Brewing Company’s All Day Alehouse, a Local Buzz honey-rye golden ale in hand, and say “cheers” to the country that recognizes how hard you work.