What’s HOT & Happening June 30 – July 2
Yes, we capitalized the HOT in this week’s title – as we should.
It’s going to be H to the O to the T around here and we want you to be safe!
Water, Shade, SunBlock, and A/C are your friends this weekend!
In all seriousness, you should read and bookmark Natail’s “Where to Swim and Cool Off in Fresno, 2023 Edition” right now. She details 23 different local pools and water parks and has everything you need to know to keep the family cool in one place!
We just got word that the Friday Night Farmers Market in Clovis was cancelled due to the heat – so confirm before you make any plans.
Secondly, and we say this just in case, starting Friday, June 30th, 2023, the City of Fresno cooling centers will open. The four cooling centers will stay open until the temperatures drop below 100 degrees per the US National Weather Service Hanford California. These are not necessarily pools, but are places where you can go if you get too hot. They offer cold water and place to rest for you and your pets. If you need a ride, FAX will do a there and back for free.
- Maxie L. Parks Community Center – 1802 E California Ave, Fresno, CA 93706
- Mosquedo Community Center – 4670 E Butler Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
- Ted C. Wills Community Center – 770 N San Pablo Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
- Pinedale Community Center – 7170 N San Pablo Ave, Pinedale, CA 93650
If HOT stood for something, we’d like it to stand for Happy Occasions Together!
How’s that for positive thinking the acronyms? So this weekend, whether chilling indoors or embracing outdoor escapades, it’s time to beat the heatwave with some sizzling strategies to create some Happy Occasions Together! Are you with us?
How about some nice cool Sushi and Sashimi?
What’s your Fav? We’ll offer up a few options.
Namikaze at 1134 E Champlain Dr #108, Fresno:
We recommend either the Kimona (spicy tuna, scallops, cucumber, topped with yellowtail, avocado, spicy crab salad with teriyaki sauce, tobiko) or if you really want to go way out the Surf & Turf (shrimp tempura, cucumber, carrot and pickled radish topped with seared WAGYU, fried onion, garlic, teriyaki scallion and red pepper threads). But you can’t go wrong with anything. For a really cool idea – order the Avocado Sashimi (really!)
Option #2 is Hino Oishi at 3091 E Campus Pointe Dr:
We like the Lemon Drop (eel, cucumber, avocado, topped with salmon, shrimp, lemon slices, and a spicy eel sauce) or the Hino Roll (shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber topped with spicy crab, tempura flakes and eel).
We want the caffeine and the cool so let’s order “The Hint of Minty Freshness“. Oreos blended with a shot or two of espresso and clashed with in house chocolate syrup and peppermint extract for that hint of minty freshness. Total Yummo, Right?
Why Mint? Nobody ever describes mint as anything warm, it’s always cool mint or refreshing mint. Go with the mint!
While the morning is still young, let’s daydream just a bit. Picture yourself sitting poolside with your Minty Freshness in one hand, your iPad reading FresYes articles in the other. Your toes dangle and swirl softly in the cool waters.
You might have the Minty Freshness, the iPad in hand too, but the stark reality might be that you are still missing something… or maybe the something isn’t the right something? Let’s find the right something – shall we?
Get thee to a pool! If you don’t have your own, click Where to Swim and Cool Off in Fresno, 2023 Edition, read and go! Pack up the SPF, the pool noodles, the floaties, the towels and go!
After dinner, how about a little ice cream? It’s the 1st day of July and that means all new flavors at Ampersand! https://www.instagram.com/ampersandicecream/ One of our favorites in June was the Apricots and Goat Cheese. It’s exciting to not know what the flavors will be when you get there. Be daring, try something you’ve never tried before! It’s just a flavor. It’s not like we’re asking you to…
Next, let’s go get a real cocktail. Did you see our post on the opening of Bespoke? They are a menu-less bar that makes one of a kind cocktails. They focus on getting to know you, what you like, what mood you might be in, spirits that you like and then create something perfect for you!
Up early and get everything you need to do done before the heat ramps up. Maybe a little coffee and an old spaghetti western in the morning? Fistful of Dollars is our choice!
Sunday should be a great day to chillax. Our friends at Tap & Cellar are doing Endless Mimosas. Let’s repeat that for emphasis. E N D L E S S freakin’ M I M O S A S !
If that doesn’t get you to the Chillax stage of life, we don’t know what will.
No matter what you do, staying hydrated is the name of the game this weekend, so keep your hydroflax filled to the brim and sip it like a champion in a hydration marathon.
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Your Haiku of the Day:
Searing summer heat,
Escape to the shimmering pool,
Liquid cool relief.