Mi Cocina Restaurant, Plano, TX: A popular local chain with great food

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I generally shy away from chain restaurants, but sometimes a small, local chain is born because the restaurant is too good not to multiply into additional locations. Such is the case with Mi Cocina Restaurant in Plano, Texas, a happening suburb about 30 minutes from Dallas.

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Downtown Plano: An Undiscovered Gem

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Historic downtown Plano is an undiscovered gem filled with pubs and interesting restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and antique malls, and even a rail museum.

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Plano Balloon Festival: Floating on a Cloud

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It’s barely 6 a.m. and the sky is just dawning pink when we jump into the vans and head for Oak Point Park, the launch center for the annual Plano, Texas Balloon Festival.

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Marriott at the Legacy Town Center, Plano, Texas

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The Legacy Town Center is filled with shops, restaurants, apartments, and condos all in a peaceful, tree-lined setting that encourages people to walk, sit at cafes, and enjoy the sociability of a neighborhood.

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Main Street Bistro & Bakery, Plano TX

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When you walk in, you can’t ignore the dessert case filled with French-style pastries and desserts!

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Texas Toffee

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One of our editors, who claims she’s “not a real toffee fan,” said, “It’s mighty good. I could really eat a lot of that.”

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Love & War in Texas

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At Love & War in Plano, Texas, it’s all about Texas food, Texas music, and Texas heritage.

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Henry’s Ice Cream

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At Henry’s Ice Cream, in Plano, the 16% butterfat ice cream is made with local ingredients every day in small batches.

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Urban Crust, Plano, Texas

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Urban Crust is a busy, hip bistro in a historic building in downtown Plano, Texas, a suburb just 30 minutes outside of Dallas.

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