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.
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.
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.
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.
When you walk in, you can’t ignore the dessert case filled with French-style pastries and desserts!
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.”
At Love & War in Plano, Texas, it’s all about Texas food, Texas music, and Texas heritage.
At Henry’s Ice Cream, in Plano, the 16% butterfat ice cream is made with local ingredients every day in small batches.
Urban Crust is a busy, hip bistro in a historic building in downtown Plano, Texas, a suburb just 30 minutes outside of Dallas.