Date Night in McKinney - Sushi and Live Music

This month we enjoyed some of the best sushi in town, then savored our drinks and dessert to the sound of live blues music. Read on for the details! Eat, Drink: Tai Sushi House As a mom of a preschooler and a newborn, my life has a lot of cute moments but it is also filled with sleepless nights, endless diapers, and inexplicable meltdowns. So when the grandparents suggested my husband and I head out on a date night, and offered to babysit, we jumped at the chance! Craving a night of grown up sophistication we opted for sushi and live music. On the agenda: Tai Sushi House and the Martini Jazz Lounge at Eclair Bistro. Tai Sushi House is a tiny hidden gem on Stacy, between Alma and Custer, with

TGIF McKinney

A Few of Our Favorite Things art collection @ The Cove Fri & Sat Through years of working together, artists Barbara and James Mason have been inspired by a wide range of subject matter: landscape, figurative, still life and florals. This collection highlights their rich collaborative art journey. More details here. Yoga & Craft Beer @ TUPPS Brewery Sat 9-10am North Texas Yoga is having a FREE class inside the Brewery. This all-levels class is perfect for all ages. Stay after and enjoy beers brewed right here in McKinney or for a pint of Kombucha. Farm Museum Pop-up Workshop @ Myers Event Center Sat 10am-12pm This is a great workshop for learning the basic principles of coiled rope crafts.

An introduction to Food Walks of Texas

Before you read this post there are two things you need to know. History fascinates me and I’m a little snobby when it comes to my food. With that being said, did you know we have a historic walking food tour in downtown McKinney!? McKinney is one of the oldest towns in DFW, dating back to 1845. This fact alone gets me excited but then when I head downtown and can physically see the history in the buildings I get goosebumps. Downtown McKinney also has some of the best dining options in town. So mix that history with the yummy food and you’ve got my favorite hangout in McKinney, the historic downtown McKinney square. So naturally I was stoked to hear that there was a historic food tour coming

TGIF McKinney- Valentine's Special

Love is still in the air! Here’s some ideas this weekend to help you continue the Valentine’s celebration. And don’t worry, we’ve got everyone covered! Galentine’s Wine Glass Painting Class @ Mitas Hill Vineyard Thursday 7-8:30pm This month's design theme is Be Mine. You will hand paint a design on a wine glass guided by an instructor from Le Painted Grape. All painting supplies and wine glass included. Wine and food available for extra purchase from venue. No outside food or drink. Wine Glass Painting Class normally $45.00, now $30.00 per person. Get tickets here. Third Monday Trade Days Fri-Sun Shopping is great, but shopping with girlfriends is even better! There’s something to fit everyo

TGIF McKinney

With Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s a busy weekend in McKinney! So whether you’re out channeling your inner French or showing off your romantic side we’ve got you covered. Oh and we’ve also got dancing, music and drinks around town. Have fun this weekend and make sure to tag us in your photos- #bemckinney. Bravo au week-end! Mardi Gras Spirit Krewe of Barkus @ Downtown McKinney Sunday 12:30-4pm Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines. Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and more. More details here. Krew of Barkus Parade After Party @ Dempsey’s Pl

Meet McKinney - Fair and Square Imports

One of the many reasons I am in love with Downtown McKinney is that it's full of opportunities to shop and eat local. Kitchen stores, boutiques, and restaurants are filled with one of a kind locally sourced items. But there is one shop on the square I adore that is locally owned yet almost exclusively features items from across the world: Fair and Square Imports. Fair Trade McKinney's very own fair trade store on Louisiana Street is a bright, airy, colorful, and joyful place to be. And when you shop here you know that every single item in the store makes a positive impact, supporting artisans from some of the poorest parts of the world. Kate and Andrew, the owners, only work with certified f

We Are McKinney - January 2018

Check out our top January #bemckinney pics, submitted by our amazing followers! January brought a new year, new exciting businesses for McKinney, and lots of new followers for Eat, Drink & Be McKinney! Welcome to all our new readers! Every month we curate our favorite photos submitted by using the hashtag #bemckinney. There were so many great ones this month - here are our top picks. Share your pictures of eating, drinking, and having fun in McKinney... you might get featured next month! All you have to do is tag us in your Instagram/Facebook photos or use the hashtag #bemckinney. Click the links below to view the original photographer's Instagram/Facebook page. Our new favorite coffee blog,

TGIF McKinney- Super Bowl Edition

Are you ready for some football??!! That’s right, it’s Super Bowl weekend and McKinney has plenty of places to catch the big game. Have fun, enjoy and make sure to tag us in your pics #bemckinney! Hank’s Texas Grill Free buffet before kickoff and samples of new menu items Henderson Kitchen and Tap Special of the day- $15 for wings & a pitcher of Domestic beer The Pub McKinney $3 draft beer, $3 pork rinds & 1/2 price wings TUPPS Brewery The game will be shown on their huge projector up on the stage. A family friendly event. Dempsey’s Place 50 cent wings and $3 domestic drafts all day Champions Cafe & Sports Bar End Zone Bar & Grill Free appetizer buffet, complimentary Miller Lite hour and giv