Mexican Sugar, The Shops at Legacy restaurant known for Mexican comfort food with a Latin-inspired twist, is celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and opening their doors to all souls to join in the festivities October 31 through November 2, as well as hosting a Clase Azul Tequila Dinner featuring a five-course meal paired with Clase Azul cocktails on November 1. Continue reading
On Thursday, Nov. 2, Mexican 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
by 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
by 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
by 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