by Steven Doyle
With a menu full of interesting items such as samosas, chicken lollipops and spring rolls as appetizers, and Korma Masala and Vindaloo sauces with your choice of meats or vegetables, Masala Wok is more than just a fast casual restaurant serving flavors from Asia, including India and China, it is a fine repast for a quick lunch or dinner on the run. Be mindful, these are not the complex recipes of more fine dining establishments, but the quick outlets serve a perfect need for those with a hankering for something different than a burger and fries.
On a recent visit we devoured platefuls of dishes inspired by both Indian and Chinese descent. Masala Wok makes a perfectly fine Tikka Masala, that rich tomato and yogurt sauce that is slightly spicy with flavors of masala and coriander. We also ordered the Butter Chicken with its tomato gravy made with fresh tomato, garlic, cardamom and plenty of butter to supplement the richness of the dish. Everything can be kicked up if asked, or by adding the provided chili sauces. Continue reading
Hookline – a new concept by Del Sur Restaurant Group (Hook Line & Sinker, Urban Taco) – is under construction with plans to open Fall 2017 at The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano, Texas. Executive Chef Aaron Nelson will be running the kitchen.
The new restaurant is a full-service/chef-driven evolution of the 21-year old “sister restaurant”, Hook Line & Sinker. Hookline will still offer some of the Hook Line & Sinker classics but the menu, design, atmosphere and branding have all been elevated through a collaborative effort with Del Sur partners and Austin-based design and branding firm, FÖDA Studio (South Congress Hotel, June’s All Day, The Preacher’s Son, Top Knot). Continue reading
This will be a unique experience for everyone who attends. Chef Tiffany Derry is known through out the country for her amazing food and for her work on Top Chef, Bar Rescue, & Hungry Investors. On Saturday, August 19th she will be teaching a cooking class highlighting some of her favorite dishes at the beautiful new The Brixton at the Shops at Legacy in Plano. From 12p-3p.
Tiffany will teach everyone in attendance her dishes and fielding questions from the audience. While you enjoy the food she is preparing everyone will also enjoy a trio of signature cocktails created by her friends at Western Son Vodka and Red River Whiskey during the class. Don’t miss out on this awesome foodie experience at this beautiful venue.
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by Steven Doyle
There is no joy in reporting bad news but once again we have been inundated with news that yet another popular, local restaurant has shuttered. The Plano version of the very popular restaurant Smoke closes at the end of this business day.
Read on for their announcement: Continue reading
Kenny Bowers certainly knows how to throw a birthday party, but instead of getting gifts, the chef/entrepreneur will give free pizza to every table on Monday, August 14 in honor of the first anniversary of Kenny’s East Coast Pizza. Each table that day will receive a 14” cheese pizza completely free during both lunch and dinner service from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Continue reading
In just a matter of days, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar will reintroduce its legendary burgers, famous Cheddar Fries and great drinks to the city of Plano.
On Monday, July 31, the new location at 4901 West Park Blvd., just east of Preston Rd. in Plano, will kick off the grand opening festivities at 10 a.m.with an official ribbon-cutting – and 6 lb. burger-cutting. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Since the very early 90’s the Chanaa brothers, Adam and Jalal, have been bringing patrons in Dallas bold and bright flavors from the Middle East. Ali Baba has been a staple since its first location on Greenville Avenue, and has since expanded to several locations including their more cheffy concept, Terra Mediterranean. Terra has three locations in the DFW area including the Irving hot spot, Fort Woth’s trendy West 7th and the newer version in the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano opening this fall.
Terra Mediterranean is serviced with a full bar, pleasant digs and a more upscale menu which includes many favorite dishes such takes on mezza with their lovely grilled artichoke, zattar bread and an extremely creamy hummus. Continue reading