Toasted Coffee + Kitchen – Toast or Triumph?

Literally and figuratively, it seems to be the former. Eat Sleep Eat Rating: A slice of toasted bread and butter may sound like a gratuitously ironic choice of cuisine for a restaurant, but the dish – yes, we’re calling toast a “dish” now – has grown so in vogue among chefs that it’s reached official trend status, and… Read More Toasted Coffee + Kitchen – Toast or Triumph?

Mesero is Dallas’ Taco Restaurant on Every Corner

When people ask me if I want to go out for tacos, I always hesitate. Not because I don’t want tacos – because I’m having a moment of silence for the tacos at Mr. Mesero. Dallas restauranteur Mico Rodriguez is locally known for his hugely successful family of Tex-Mex restaurants, and once again Rodriguez is dominating Dallas’ sit-down taco… Read More Mesero is Dallas’ Taco Restaurant on Every Corner

Tupps, Texas

In McKinney, there’s a new micro-brewery in town. Tupps is on deck to be the only other brewery besides Franconia to ever be featured on tap at Oktoberfest in Downtown McKinney this September. Tupps brewery is named for the man, the legend, Tupper Patnode, founder and head brewer. A few retro arcade video games and potted… Read More Tupps, Texas

My Dreams are About Pie, and my Daydreams are About Pie

Downtown McKinney, Texas. Idyllic Southern small town square, with antique furniture stores on every corner and one-way streets. The other side is home to a haunted jailhouse and lacey boutiques. It’s the perfect blend of charming and curious. And pie. The space inside Emporium Pies is cozy, chic and inviting. Grey walls, a gold-framed mirror with the menu… Read More My Dreams are About Pie, and my Daydreams are About Pie