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First Look: CraftWay Kitchen

2019_SMARIE_CRAFTWAYKITCH-11.jpgby Constance Hernandez

There’s an old Greek adage that says “It is difficult to argue with the belly, as it has no ears.” Well the Greek author Plutarch must have patronized the new spot in West Plano’s Lakeside Market, CraftWay Kitchen. The former Ziziki’s Greek restaurant has been transformed into a beautiful modern rustic concept that is being described as “an elevated American bar” by COO Mike Hutchinson. Continue reading

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Dugg Burger Featuring Even More Options

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“Have It Your Way.” That slogan grills up memories of low-def TV commercials and soft cardboard crowns I used to fight over with my little sister. But in the foodie era of 2017, that tactic is obligatory on a menu. Holding down a smidgen of un-decidedly un-prime real estate in a small shopping center at the corner of West Park and Ohio Drive is Dugg Burger. I know; West Plano needed another burger joint. But hold the groans and unroll those eyes, because what West Plano didn’t have was a charming little spot that is just as enticing to the foodie set as it is to families. And that, burger buffs, is where Dugg Burger lets you ‘have it your way.’

I don’t know if it was because I was snapping pics in the parking lot like a crime scene technician, or maybe he just always greets his customers with a hearty “Hello, welcome to Dugg Burger!” but Head of Operations guru Greg Watson immediately put a smile on my face and a twinge in my appetite. His sincere, concentrated southern demeanor almost clashed against the industrial-chic, alt-rock vibe that Dugg Burger emits. Once I got over the predictable let down that he was A Greg, and not The Doug, it wasn’t ‘charred’ to love this place.  Continue reading

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Yolk Is Set To Scramble The Preston Center Casual Scene

View More: http://sidnedanaphoto.pass.us/yolkfood2016By Constance Hernandez

There isn’t generally a whole lot to get pumped about come cold, holiday-devoid January, which makes an invitation to dinner at an exciting upscale Breakfast and Lunch concept such a welcome change of pace.

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of “an exciting restaurant opening,” a “devastating closing,” or a “groundbreaking, must-try dish.” That’s why I feel obligated to keep you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — today from Yolk’s new home on Westchester in Preston Center.   Continue reading

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RG Burger in Denton Grills a Solid Burger

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by  Constance Hernandez

Just off the beaten path of Interstate 35E, and among the maze of construction, you’ll find Denton, TX. And in that labyrinth of cones and temporary exits, you’ll find a hole in the wall. Not just any hole. RG Burgers and Grill. The small dwelling is home to a quaint array of backyard style half pound burgers, chicken sandwiches, and deli style “Nathan’s Famous” hot dogs.   Continue reading

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