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Polished Casual Dining at Bonefish Grill in Allen

Polished Casual Dining at Bonefish Grill in Allen

The Bonefish Grill, which officially opened June 22nd, is the newest addition to the growing shopping center called The Village at Fairview. (I think the city is considered Allen or Fairview depending on if you’re on the north or south side of Stacy and 75.) This bustling area has a variety of shopping, restaurants andContinue Reading

Burgers & Barbeque at Hickory Plano by Chef Kent Rathbun

Burgers & Barbeque at Hickory Plano by Chef Kent Rathbun

Most of us have heard of and visited his other ventures, Jasper’s and Abacus. Chef Kent Rathbun, the man behind the new concept, Hickory, is definitely not new to the restaurant scene. He has created this new modern roadhouse specializing in burgers and barbeque sure to be a favorite for family dining or date night.Continue Reading

Bowl, eat and play at Pinstack in Plano

Bowl, eat and play at Pinstack in Plano

  Several members of the DFW media and I were invited to Pinstack to taste a few items on the new seasonal menu, and were also lucky to receive a personal tour. The entertainment complex in Plano, which opened earlier this year, is packed with various options for a super fun time. Not only do they provideContinue Reading

Ten 50 BBQ provides Texas comfort food

Ten 50 BBQ provides Texas comfort food

If you’re a big BBQ nerd in DFW, I’m sure you’ve heard about the fairly new Ten 50 BBQ, located in Richardson off 75 between Campbell & Arapaho. You may also know this new Texas-style barbecue establishment was created by Larry Lavine, who founded the first Chili’s in 1975. So this is definitely not his firstContinue Reading

Holiday cocktail party at Kenny’s Burger Joint (plus a giveaway!)

Holiday cocktail party at Kenny’s Burger Joint (plus a giveaway!)

Update: Congrats to Jordan T. for winning this giveaway! Kenny’s Burger Joint hosted a fun-filled holiday cocktail party at its newest location in Plano. The restaurant is located in the Lakeside Market shopping center on the west side of Preston Rd. between Spring Creek & Parker Rd.   The fun and spunky bartenders, who welcomed us with glassesContinue Reading

Grain Restaurant Provides Local Farm-to-Table Menu

Grain Restaurant Provides Local Farm-to-Table Menu

We were invited to attend a menu tasting at Grain Restaurant located in Hilton Dallas Park Cities Hotel. Chef James Music and his team at Grain have developed a farm-to-table menu showcasing fresh produce & meats produced and provided by several local sources. Their menu is updated seasonally to reflect what is currently available andContinue Reading

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