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Category Archives: Casual Food

A Taste of Hawaii in Plano

A Taste of Hawaii in Plano

TweetTo those who don’t often drive north of LBJ for dinner, you’re missing out. The food scene in Plano has recently seen a boom in unique, fresh concepts that make the suburbs proud. And although Roy’s Hawaiian isn’t one of the new kids on the block, it’s definitely one you should put on your “MustContinue Reading

Review: Refreshing ‘Ritas & 5-Course Dinner at Urban Rio

Review: Refreshing ‘Ritas & 5-Course Dinner at Urban Rio

TweetMexican restaurant, Urban Rio, located in historic downtown Plano, featured a Margarita Dinner earlier this month, and we were invited to attend and enjoy five refreshing margaritas paired with five drool-worthy courses.   As we sat down, we immediately received salsa, black bean dip and chips. After one bite of the black bean dip onContinue Reading

Urban Crust Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Urban Crust Celebrates 5th Anniversary

TweetUrban Crust in downtown Plano recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and we were there to join the festivities! The restaurant opened its doors early for media and VIP guests, so we got first dibs on delicious wood-fired pizza and an array of cocktails. We also met the owners Nathan and Bonnie Shea and rubbed elbows with World MasterContinue Reading

New and Old Italian Favorites at Olivella’s

New and Old Italian Favorites at Olivella’s

TweetI work in the West End, and to be honest, there just aren’t many food choices around. You’ve got Chipotle, Corner Bakery, a handful of overpriced steakhouses…and, of course, Hooters and Dick’s. At first glance it looks pretty bleak. But toward the AAC and around the corner you’ll find Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana, which is arguably theContinue Reading

Grills and Gills: Cooking with Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

Grills and Gills: Cooking with Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

TweetThere’s one thing that no amount of Texas heat can stop people from doing: firing up the grill. Luckily, the kind people at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill in Plano showed a full house how to prepare a fantastic spread of grilled seafood dishes within the comfort of an air-conditioned building. For apartment-dwellers andContinue Reading

Abuelo’s 25th Anniversary

Abuelo’s 25th Anniversary

TweetAbuelo’s Mexican Restaurants recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and we joined the fun by tasting new and traditional menu items. We also met the restaurant’s executive chef, Luis Sanchez, and additional corporate staff who were in town from Lubbock where Abuelo’s is based. Now through August 4, you too can celebrate with the Silver Anniversary Menu.Continue Reading

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