by Constance Hernandez
“Have It Your Way.” That slogan grills up memories of low-def TV commercials and soft cardboard crowns I used to fight over with my little sister. But in the foodie era of 2017, that tactic is obligatory on a menu. Holding down a smidgen of un-decidedly un-prime real estate in a small shopping center at the corner of West Park and Ohio Drive is Dugg Burger. I know; West Plano needed another burger joint. But hold the groans and unroll those eyes, because what West Plano didn’t have was a charming little spot that is just as enticing to the foodie set as it is to families. And that, burger buffs, is where Dugg Burger lets you ‘have it your way.’
I don’t know if it was because I was snapping pics in the parking lot like a crime scene technician, or maybe he just always greets his customers with a hearty “Hello, welcome to Dugg Burger!” but Head of Operations guru Greg Watson immediately put a smile on my face and a twinge in my appetite. His sincere, concentrated southern demeanor almost clashed against the industrial-chic, alt-rock vibe that Dugg Burger emits. Once I got over the predictable let down that he was A Greg, and not The Doug, it wasn’t ‘charred’ to love this place. Continue reading
The massive European-style food hall now rising in Plano’s booming Legacy West development just announced another landmark addition: Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.
Unlawful Assembly will feature a wide array of distinctive beers designed to pair with the diverse flavors showcased in Legacy Hall. By combining the highest-quality ingredients sourced from every corner of the globe with a desire to push the boundaries of craft brewing, Unlawful Assembly will become an agent of change for food, beverage and entertainment in the Plano/Frisco area.
“Like the name suggests, Unlawful Assembly won’t be afraid to break a few brewing rules, so we think it’s going to turn heads in North Texas as well as within the craft beer industry,” said Tim Timbs, Senior Vice President of B.S. (Brewery Stuff). “This cutting-edge brewery will brew, distribute and promote the highest quality, tastiest and most creative craft beers found anywhere. We are also very excited about the location. Having the brewery built on the top floor of Legacy Hall, in the most exciting development in North Texas, is a dream come true!” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
No Valentine’s Day is complete without a visit to Dude, Sweet Chocolate, the bad boy of chocolatiers in Dallas run by chef Katherine Clapner. You may have seen Clapner recently on Beat Bobby Flay, where she indeed did beat the Flay handily using her cheffy wiles to out chef the chef. She is also the creator of such delicious chocolates as Albatross (on our list of 75 things we miss most about Dallas) a blue cheese infused bonbon that impresses us anew with each taste adventure. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Dallas chef Ryan Carbery partnered with Tim McLaughlin and RJ Timmons, and this week opened their new fried and rotisserie chicken concept, FarmByrd Rotisserie & Fry in Plano.
Carbery is this incredible chef who has made his way around Dallas and hails from St Louis where his family has been working restaurants for generations. This is also where he met his partner and mentor McLaughlin. They worked three different restaurants where McLaughlin was exec chef and Carbery was sous, and have a sixteen-year relationship in the kitchen. Continue reading
Lobster Rolls are a source of great local pride for many New Englanders. And when Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill opened nearly ten years ago, it was their Maine-inspired New England Lobster Roll that helped put the location on the culinary map in North Texas. Continue reading
Great seafood is made even better with great wine, and the team at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill knows it. They’ve paired with Walt and Hall Vineyard’s Chad Newsomea to create two amazing evenings of wine and food at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7. Seating is very limited for this event, and reservations are required. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We have some new information on the Legacy Hall project that is underway and is expected to open late summer. Although slated for August or September, word is now that construction is moving swiftly and they are currently ahead of schedule.
Today we spoke with the project’s vice president, Pat Garza, and he left us with some fresh news including recently signed tenants. Continue reading