Granite Park in Plano is poppin’ with new dining spots lately, and Hookline is one of our faves. Hookline’s executive chef Aaron Nelson says his menu is more like “Gulf Coast low country,” which covers so much from shrimp and grits and oysters to ceviche and deviled eggs. The restaurant recently added brunch to its Saturday menu, so I stopped by to try it out!
A twist on the traditional deviled eggs, this appetizer comes with cornmeal fried oyster and bacon jam. If you’re a deviled eggs fanatic like me, this one is a MUST have. It will change your life!
I looooove Ceviche, so it’s no surprise I ordered the Hook Ceviche. This seasonal white fish and shrimp comes with cucumber, pico de gallo, citrus juices and housemade tortilla chips (which are totally addicting).
So anything with cheese pretty much has my attention. These Pimento Cheese Fritters are the bomb dot com. The cheese melts in your mouth and has the perfect amount of cheese in every bite. The green tomato jam and the Mississippi Comeback Sauce add a boost in flavors.
Don’t forget to order a one of those Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar drinks! Choice a spirit and top it off with garden veggies and juices. It’s $12 but gets you a lot of bang for your buck. If you rather enjoy a mimosa, you can choose from six juices ($15 for bottomless), or even order a pint of Dos XX in one of the three Micheladas.
The brunch menu consists of several sweet dishes and more savory ones. If sweets are you thing, something like the Molasses Soaked French Toast or the Pork Belly Beignets is the way to go. Both dishes are truly unique and resemble the chef’s vision for the menu. Where else do you find beignets stuffed with pork belly in North Texas?
Moving on to the savory side of the menu, you’ll find the popular Crab Cake Benedict. Served with an English muffin, poached eggs, Béarnaise sauce and breakfast potatoes, your palate will be satisfied and your belly will be asking for more.
Also on the brunch and all-day menus are the oysters. I’ve been to Hookline several times already and always get the oysters. Choose from the Char-Grilled (below), Tex-a-Feller (filled with a creamy spinach dip, cornmeal fried oyster, hollandaise and chives) and the Oyster Shooters (house-infused horseradish & lemon Dripping Springs Vodka, bloody mary cocktail sauce). Fancy, yes? Delicious? Even more yes.
Pictured above are the fresh Char-Grilled Oysters. Topped with garlic-herb butter and parmesan gratin, these oysters are out.of.this.world.
So stop by Hookline for your next meal, and let us know what you think!
Hookline is located at 5872 TX-121 suite 104, Plano, TX 75024.
(Disclaimer: My menu sampling was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)