I know we always meet at the uptown pub, but let's have a BBQ celebration of 4th of July. That is very much in the spirit! We could do it at a public park that has BBQ grills, or a volunteer host's house. 4th of July is on a Thursday, so any time between that day and the end of that weekend could work.
We could also invite the Dallas/N Dallas democrats too, possibly.. be creative for increasing the numbers.