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Category Archives: Casual Food

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

P.F. Chang’s Launches Lighter, Brighter, Fresher Menu

P.F. Chang’s Launches Lighter, Brighter, Fresher Menu

TweetP.F. Chang’s introduced a slew of new items surrounding the theme of “lighter, brighter and fresher.” Dallas is the ONLY market to experience these selections. We were so excited to be among the first to sample the new food and drink choices. P.F. Chang’s in North Dallas held an exclusive media dinner to preview the items andContinue Reading

Burgers and Brownies at the Hard Rock Cafe

Burgers and Brownies at the Hard Rock Cafe

TweetI was recently invited to sample the new menu at the Hard Rock Cafe. The invite touted a giant brownie sundae, and I work right nearby, so how could I say no? Maximum sugar, minimal exercise. Perfect. Of course, the sundae was just part of the meal. For apps, we sampled the spinach-artichoke dip, bruschettaContinue Reading

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