by Steven Doyle
We had a chance to check in and check out Hutchins BBQ located in McKinney, Texas recently with some pretty positive results. In this world where BBQ can be an easy sell if you happen to have a smoker and a stacks of meat, perhaps with a kitschy name or theme. Where the big chains fail is on delivery of the goods, and it is unfortunate that many follow their happily played tune.But we know better than all of this.
Hutchins is the real deal BBQ in a land of fake smoked meat. They actually use prime meats, which almost seems like a wasted effort. If you slow cook even the worst cut of beef it will eventually relent to an edible plateau, but why risk it? This effort shines through not only with the brisket, which comes out of a day long bath of post oak and pecan wood smoke with a rich and juicy superior meatiness, but also with their baby back ribs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It is a massive haunch of pork, cooked with perfection and carved elegantly table-side. Table-side service seems to be a lost art form, and I would personally like to see this more of a trend in coming years. Consider a flaming crepe with its delightful bit of pageantry that should be experienced at least once in a life time and not merely relegated to film of a forgotten past. That said, the Perry’s Steakhouse chop is that bit of a throwback. We provide a video below for your consideration. Continue reading
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the nation’s leading build-your-own artisanal pizza restaurant concept, announced today that it will soon open its first Texas location, in Frisco. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip decor, will open this May in The Centre at Preston Ridge (8400 Gaylord Parkway). This outdoor shopping mall is currently home to major retail and restaurant locations including Applebee’s, Best Buy, Super Target, Old Navy and Chili’s.
“Our mission at Blaze is simple—we’re all about bringing the community a place where people can connect, create and enjoy great pizza at crazy fast speed,” said Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza. “We’re excited to introduce our concept to the wonderful people of Texas and show them what Blaze is all about.” Continue reading
by Delia Ramsey
Frisco’s newest eatery, Ace’s Ice House & Chop Shop, opened its doors Wednesday night, serving a limited but promising Texas casual menu, and warm southern hospitality.
Ace’s is chef-driven, and features two native Texas executive chefs: Season 5 Masterchef contestant Cutter Brewer and Chef Brad Brown (formerly of Spindle Top Steak and Seafood in Houston). With these two Texas boys at the helm, Ace’s is destined for success. Continue reading
Your drive to McKinney for BBQ just got a little shorter, but not by a much.
Hutchins BBQ is bringing its hometown dining ambiance and award-winning BBQ to Frisco with the grand opening of their second location this September. The 8,000 plus square-foot space is located at 9225 Preston Rd and will serve the same great barbecue that was named to the Texas Monthly “50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas” list. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There is nothing quite as delicious as that perennial bar snack, the chicken wing. The tiny blasts of tender flavor can be jooked up in all sorts of seasoning and impart whatever imaginative smack the cook wishes to present. However, the sad state of affairs with this particular chicken part is that in recent years the wing has been relegated to frozen pre-cooked and pre-flavored masses of disappointment. There are, however, several terrific places in Dallas to find the chicken wing in its natural glory, made fresh and from scratch and coated with as much imagination as the bird can stand. Enter WingBucket.
Owned by Nhat Ngo who is a second generation restaurant owner, and is personally on his fourth attempt at creating something successful. As the saying should go (at least in Ngo’s case) fourth time a charm. Ngo comes from a family who specialized in pho, and has restaurants across DFW. What his family did for noodles Ngo wishes to do for chicken. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
BarnLight Eatery, a modern southern restaurant rich in Texas tradition, today announced the opening of its doors to the Frisco community. The unique family-owned concept offers elevated comfort cuisine in a laid back environment. The new restaurant is located on the corner of Eldorado Parkway and Custer Road at 15922 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco. Owners Philip and Christina Doyal are sixth generation Texans with a passion to carry on the tradition of preparing hearty and wholesome food.
“We want to give guests a place where they can stop and take a moment to enjoy what we call ‘elevated comfort cuisine’,” said Executive Chef and Co-Owner Philip Doyal. “We focus on using high-quality, wholesome ingredients to create all of our dishes. The American palate has become accustomed to bold manufactured flavors, and at BarnLight we believe that well-prepared food does not require over seasoning. We want our customers to experience the simplicity of natural, flavorful ingredients.” Continue reading