Category Archives: Plano

New Spring Menu at Seasons 52

by Steven Doyle

Seasons 52 is known for their bright and low fat cookery. As bikini season fast approaches this can be a good thing. But how do you cook without copious amounts of butter? Evidently quite well based on the new menu that rolled out last evening. We were invited to stop in and sample some of the new fare that is rolling out as part of Season’s new Spring menu, and found much of this fresh approach packed with flavor.      Continue reading

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Blue Martini Opening Soon In Plano

by Steven Doyle

Blue Martini makes 45 specialty martini’s including their signature version which is Van Gogh Blue Vodka, Cointreau, Blue Curacao, Sour Mix, Orange Juice, served in an Oversized Snifter over Ice with a Glow Stick. They also serve food like lollipop lamb chops and spinach artichoke dips.  You can find this over-the-top bar in illustrious places such as Vegas and Orlando, Florida, and very soon in Plano, Texas at the Shops at Legacy.   Continue reading

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Opa! Pass the Saganaki

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

What’s not to like about flaming cheese?  That is why we set out to find one of the city’s best  versions of saganaki and headed far north to Plano Frisco for a visit to Platia Greek Kouzina.

Move over spanikopita. Yes we love your flaky layers of phyllo and spinach. Of course we adore the ktapadi, the grilled octopus charred in a red vinaigrette.  But the saganaki is the blazing stuff we were craving as we passed through the doorway.   Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch: Nosh Euro Bistro Plano

by Joy Jangles

Chef Jon Stevens  joins us this week for Sunday Brunch where he shares his love for seasonality, his passion for cooking and some amazing brunch options. Specially designed and built by Bruce Russo, the newly opened Nosh Euro Bistro in Plano offers an intimate experience for diners through their large open kitchen and impressive communal seating.                Continue reading

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We Crave Social 121

by Katie Minchew

Expecting great things, I arrived to meet some friends at Social 121  with a growl in my stomach. Executive Chef Jason Skinner did not disappoint and I was immediately impressed by the cool, loft-like atmosphere. Social 121 is the kind of place with music that commands you to walk and tap your foot to its upbeat rhythm, yet soothes you with the blue water-themed ambiance. Colorful paintings by Chad Chadwick line the pink brick walls, and a ceiling-high wine cellar poses as a unique centerpiece to the massive dining area.                     Continue reading

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Sea Breeze Open For Biz After Remodel

by Steven Doyle

One numerous occasions we have chimed the praises of the unique fish market in Plano, Sea Breeze. This is one location in the Dallas area we can score a really nice lobster roll and take home a few pounds of shrimp or fresh fish.

Today fishmonger Rick Oruch sends word that he is alive and well after a nifty remodel, and that he is also offering whole belly clams. He will make them several ways, in a roll or as a full-on fried clam plate with all the accoutrements.   Continue reading

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Add Plano Nosh and Mesa to Your Brunch Rotation

by Steven Doyle

Dallas has always enjoyed a love affair with their brunches and the phenomenon has reached epic proportions it would seem. The lingering patio dining on Saturday or Sunday is definitely a running theme on craveDFW as we send Joy Jangles  out each week for her beautiful photo essays on some of the best brunches in town.       Continue reading

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