by Alex Gonzalez
Beginning today, people who live and work in McKinney can enjoy Dunkin’s new futuristic and environmentally conscious store. Dunkin’s newest north Texas location will feature next generation design as well as modern, innovative technology to create a faster and more environmentally friendly donuts and coffee experience. Continue reading
33 Restaurant Group announced the opening of The Yard, The “farmhouse chic” eatery in the heart of McKinney. The Yard serves-up classic backyard grub for friends and family in one of McKinney’s most historic homes – with no yard work required.
Backyard fare including Yard Bird Wings, Beer Cheese Dip, Church Street Club as well as the signature Yard Burger and Front Porch Nachos compliment classic BBQ beer selections and cocktail offerings including Well Water (prepared with Casamigos Blanco), as well as frozen and tapped signature spirits including the Yard Smash (Knob Creek, TX honey, blackberry and mint), Perl Frosé and Backyard Punch. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are so many wonderful choices for Restaurant Week which began 21 years ago by Dallas’ most famous culinarian Jim White while he was working his restaurant show at KRLD. The very same Jim White who created Savor Dallas the magnificent food and wine extravaganza that grows stronger each year.
This week we wish to highlight a one of our favorite Restaurant Week choices by neighborhood starting in McKinney, Texas. Restaurant Week is a great way to become acquainted with new-to-you restaurants at a highly discounted cost with proceeds going to both the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. 2017 proceeds were in excess of $796,000, so this is an important event for both charities who do marvelous work for our communities.
The 3 or 4 prix fixe courses cost either $39 or $49, with lunches at $20. Continue reading
by Alex Gonzalez
In Historic Downtown McKinney resides Eclair Bistro, a two-story restaurant and bar lounge that offers a variety of French-inspired cocktails. Last year, Founder and Chef Aaron Thomas partnered with Texas Instruments and Optoma Technologies to create a projection mapping dining and interactive lounge experience.
Chef Aaron Thomas
and Eclair Bistro
have launched their “Projection Mapping and 7-course tasting menu dinner”. One of a handful of such presentations worldwide and the first in DFW. The Chef’s Choice” tasting menu includes upscale contemporary presentations of our from-scratch/handmade fare along with an exciting visual table top graphics program. Available for up to six guests, the newest addition to Eclair Bistro’s dining experience is guaranteed to delight.
by Steven Doyle
First opened in the Cedar Hill area for about five years, French inspired Eclair Bistro moved just off the square in McKinney about six months ago. The restaurant owned by chef Aaron Thomas and his family are excited to be in the area, and are now closer to their family. The new location also gives chef Thomas a fresh perspective on his cooking, and enjoys a new audience for his special brand of plating.
“This is a family run business, and my mother, who is retired, is helping in the kitchen. She is a pitbull of sorts, but does a tremendous job helping with the pastries and such” said Thomas. Continue reading