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Tacodeli Opening In Plano Feb 22nd

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We recently ran a look at  Tacodeli and have never been more pleased with a lunch in a very, very long time. They are looking to expand more in the Dallas area and now have a third location scheduled for Plano. The only downside to Tacodeli is they only do breakfast and lunch. However, this is one of the interesting aspects to the restaurant and something that makes it particularly good. The employees are snap happy and it shows.  Continue reading

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FarmByrd Not Just About The Hens

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We took a look at Farmbyrd when they opened and have been in for a visit a few times since then. Just over a year later chef Ryan Carbery, a classically trained chef, is doing what a few others have chosen as a path. He is bringing chef driven fare to the general public at bargain prices, few frills and doing it very well.

As with any chef, there is that moment when you possibly get a tad bored with creating the same thing each day, albeit truly fantastic. In the case of Carbery at FarmByrd he stretched his chef wings, no pun intended, by offering uniquely kicked up dishes at a fast casual prices. Consider this a win-win for all concerned. It keeps chef happy and interested, although he is a major partner in the business, and it keeps the chicken eating public extremely happy only to walk into his Plano digs to find crazy good food being offered besides the usual fried and rotisserie birds.  Continue reading

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Plano’s Best Fat Tuesday Party At Legacy Hall

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On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the three-story, European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue will be hosting a Fat Tuesday party that’ll make you glad you didn’t make the trip to New Orleans this year.

In celebration of the holiday, special NOLA-inspired items will be offered at the food hall from open to close, including king cake donuts by Glazed Donut Works and beignets by Haute Sweets Patisserie. Of course, it’s not a Fat Tuesday party without Mardi Gras-themed drinks and Legacy Hall’s drinks specials will give you the best excuse to drink on a weekday. $6 Hall Grenades and Hurricane specials will be available on all three levels, including the pop-up bar on the third floor. Continue reading

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Union Bear Opens in Plano

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Union Bear Brewing, the highly anticipated brewery and restaurant from {33} Restaurant Group is now open at The Boardwalk in Granite Park (5880 State Highway 121).  Plano’s first independent brewpub and restaurant is now serving dinner daily beginning at 4pm and will add lunch hours beginning at 11am on January 8.

Inspired by the West Coast casual beer approach, onsite brewers craft Union Bear’s signature line of brews including UB Blonde, Amber, White IPA and Stout as well as 33 featured taps, extensive bar offerings, hand selected whiskies and wine list with offerings available by the glass or bottle.   Continue reading

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Legacy Hall Opens Wednesday Dec 6

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The wait is finally over. Legacy Hall – one of the nation’s largest and most unique new food halls – is making its highly anticipated debut on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans, the three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue is opening its doors on Dec. 6 at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development.  Continue reading

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The Best Peking Duck in Dallas

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Peking Duck is one of life’s greatest dining pleasures. Made properly the duck is a long process where short cuts will create more of a disaster than a delectable dish. Mr Wok in Plano understands a good Peking Duck and requires a reservation to order one.

The duck arrives golden, crispy and juicy. The fat has been rendered leaving moistened meat that is carved table-side. The meat is removed from the carcass, the skin removed from the meat. The presentation is quite breathtaking.  Continue reading

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Mexican Sugar Celebrates Dia de los Muertos Nov 2nd

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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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