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Celebrate National Margarita Day With A Few Friends

stampedeby Steven Doyle

It is National Margarita Day. These foodie holidays can be a bit wearisome, but this is one day I can circle my wagon around. It also happens to fall on Chili Day, which we have provided handily for you to enjoy. But let’s take a look at some specials going on today and a look at our favorites. Because it is a day to celebrate.

We spoke with Leann Berry last night, she is part of the Dream Team who re-opened Cedars Social recently. Berry is the ace bartendress behind the new concept and has been named repeatedly one of the best bartenders in Texas, and even more specifically one who makes the best margarita. If you are out running the cocktail beat tonight, you will want to stop by for a visit.  Continue reading

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Mexican Sugar Celebrates Dia de los Muertos Nov 2nd

Mexican Sugar Exterior Sign

On Thursday, Nov. 2Mexican Sugar Cocina y Cantina is taking part in the tradition by hosting an authentic six-course Dia de los Muertos Dinner paired with Avion Tequila. Guests will begin the feast with an amuse-bouche of Citrus Ceviche. The prix fixe menu continues with an assortment of Pan-Latin dishes, including: Continue reading

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Mexican Sugar Celebrates One Year in Plano

Mexican Sugar Exterior Signby Steven Doyle

Mexican Sugar, a Latin-inspired restaurant from the creators of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar and Velvet Taco, made its debut one year ago in the Shops at Legacy in Plano. Mexican Sugar is a concept unique to Dallas, and certainly Plano, with a Central and South American menu with a basis in Mexican cuisine that seems to appeal to everyone. Not to mention the tequila library showcases over 100 different tequilas, which keeps the local crowd coming back for more.

We had an occasion to stop in for a bite this week and enjoyed our visit which was elevated by the extremely professional server, Marina. You will know her by her lush Russian accent, but more by her brilliance and knowledge of her menu, including cocktails. We allowed Marina to not only select most of what was selected from the menu, but also from the bar.   Continue reading

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Meet Mover and Shaker Bonnie Wilson

DSC03155by Steven Doyle

Now in its eighth year, Bombay Sapphire and GQ Magazine’s “Most Imaginative Bartender” program traveled to over 40 US cities and welcomed more than 3,500 participating bartenders in 2014. With the aim of advancing best-practice bartending, cultivating mixologists’ skills and encouraging their creativity, the “Most Inspired Bartender” program has played a pivotal role in recognizing up-and-coming cocktail cities, as well as strong holds such as New York and Portland.

The local contest which sends the winner on to compete nationally was held this week in Dallas, and the winner of the competition was Bonnie Wilson, the beverage program manager for Frontburner’s Fork It Over Restaurants (The Ranch at Las Colinas, Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake, Velvet Taco). As good fortune would have it, we spoke to Ms. Wilson recently and had a spirited conversation in this Q&A.   Continue reading

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Mexican Sugar Offers A Sweet Excursion To Latin America

DSC09871by Steven Doyle

A visit up north to the Shops at Legacy in Plano netted a delicious feast of Pan-Latin cuisine that starts in Mexico City and filters across Latin America hoisting flavors and techniques that bring on the big and the bold to our plates in North Texas. This concept comes from the same folks that perform dutiful farm-to-table service at Whiskey Cake with effortless charm and attention to detail, Mexican Sugar leads with the same ebullience and standards.

With a crack team of kitchen pros lead by chef-partner Eric Justice, Mexican Sugar offers some playful and also some very serious dishes.    Continue reading


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