First Friday events
Here's a look at some of the many First Friday events and deals scheduled for Sept. 3 in downtown Temple. See ya there!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
By DAN KELLEHER, Downtown Temple
Have a look at some of the great discounts, dining deals and live entertainment on tap Friday evening in downtown Temple:
Darling Decor & More – Will hold a Labor Day Clearance Sale with lots of markdowns throughout the shop.
Nami Japanese Steak & Sushi - Will offer First Friday happy-hour specials and $3 California sushi rolls, $8 Monster sushi rolls,
$8 Texas sushi rolls, $5 shrimp bacon-wrapped appetizers, and $5 jalapeno-bomb appetizers.
Cheeves Brothers Steakhouse – Will let you take your pick of half-priced appetizers rom 5-7 p.m. in their lounge area, and they will also offer half-priced specials on selected beverages.
Ras Kitchen – Relax this Labor Day with tunes from DJ Spida. Also, Enjoy their beverage specials all-night and enjoy family fun with their famous Hula Hoop competition with prizes. Chef Ras will be working his magic on the grill with fresh pan jerk chicken and other grilled favorites. Also, capture a memory by taking a photo with our beautiful festive costumed dancers from Caribbean Islands. Join the Fun! Ras Kitchen brings a taste of Jamaica to downtown Temple. Book reservations today at (254) 833-9333.
Hair.Lash.Junkie Beauty Salon and Swagger Cuts "Fades Fit for a King."– Will hold a block party in front of their salon, located on Main Street in front of City Hall, for a Labor Day Block Party featuring food trucks and vendor booths, and the combination of music and eats by Pizza Beats 'N' Wingz and DJ Gnome.
Mo’s Rail Yard Saloon – Will offer discounts on selected beverages throughout the evening.
Fire Base Brewing Company – Will feature live music by Dustin Brown & The Now and tasty eats by the Between the Bunz Food Truck and the ‘Rollin N' The Dough’ ice cream truck, and everyone's favorite axe throwing trailer: ‘Black Axe Co’. Also, they'll have vendors out on the street providing some unique shopping opportunities for all. There’ll be games, music, food, dessert and cold beverages, Cheers!
O'Briens Irish Pub – The Pub will offer 20 percent off an appetizer when you mention First Friday.
The Hub - Temple, TX – Store hours will be extended from 5-8 pm and Hub shoppers will enjoy a ‘Labor Day Weekend Party’ with refreshments including free beverages.
PJ'S Tabletop and Catering– Will offer 10 percent off the check of any guest who mentions First Friday.
Bird Creek Burger Co. - Will offer Labor Day happy hour prices all day (excluding chili).
J. Kowboy Wine Bar – Lilly Milford will be doing a live show.
Mexiko Cafe – Will offer discounts on selected beverages and their featured item will be a new ‘Wing of the Month’ flavor that will have been voted on by social media.
Tour Temple & Corky's – Will offer a beverage facility tour starting at 6:00pm where riders of our shuttle will stop at three local craft beverage makers and have a blast sampling beverages for only $49 a person! Also, Corkys will have karaoke with Brian Hogue Productions starting at 8 p.m. Come sing a solo, a duet or just sing along with the crowd as you sip on a cold beverage!
Treno Pizzeria and Taproom - Will offer happy-hour prices on select beverages on the tap wall from 5-9 PM, and as always, Treno’s pizza chefs will be baking up lots of fresh hot pizza pies.
The Yard Food Truck Plaza – Will feature 5 great food trucks:
Krab Kingz Temple Food Truck – Will offer 10 percent off all menu items to any guest who mentions First Friday,
The German Food Trailer – Will offer 10 percent off all menu items to any guest who mentions First Friday,
The Groovy Cheese Food Truck – Will offer 10 percent off all menu items to any guest who mentions First Friday,
The KG.D Mobile Foods Food Truck – Will offer 10 percent off all menu items to any guest who mentions First Friday,
Bill's Smoke Wagon Food Truck – Will offer 10 percent off all menu items to any guest who mentions First Friday,
Vendors Around Town - Artist 2 Artist Showcase will stage an art show and vendor sale at the Main Street Courtyard at 5 S. Main Street. They will feature the Coney's Bur-Gour-Met & Buns Food Truck, as well as lots of fine art vendors, artisans, craftsmen and other vendors. They are asking all vendors and customers to have some fun and join in the seasonal spirit by wearing something related to our theme this month, which is ’Labor Day Weekend’.
Artist Noel Johnson – Will hold an art sale on the sidewalk next door to O'Briens Irish Pub Temple, Tx.
Thai Cafe - Will be open until 9:00 PM to serve First Friday guests
La Dalat - Vietnamese Cuisine - Will offer 10% off appetizers and $3 for coffee or hot tea to anyone who mentions First Friday.
Pignettis Restaurant – Will feature Lobster Night and Osso Buco.