Our Farm to Table Feast at Harvest

From the cuisine and cocktails to the service and setting, Harvest has got it going on. If one could truly be in love with a restaurant, I’d be ready to get down on one knee and propose. The casual elegance, the perfectly executed farm to table inspiration, and the friendly and knowledgeable wait staff… I will happily dine at Harvest as long as we both shall live. Harvest is one of the rare restaurants where I feel like I could literally close my eyes, point to anything on the menu, and thoroughly enjoy it no matter where my finger landed. I have unconditional confidence in the kitchen and when I'm there I love to order things that I have never tried (or maybe never even heard of). The more

TGIF McKinney

Crafts & Wine @ Zin Zen Wine Bistro Saturday 4-7pm Find a friend & come have a little fun making wine glass charms from corks. Registration includes a glass of wine, light appetizers, and all the materials you need to make a set of charms for your 4th of July celebrations. More details and tickets here. Night Moves Glow Run & Kids K @ Adriatica Village Saturday 7-10pm Kicking off in front of The Guitar Sanctuary participants will receive a shirt, and 3 glow products. All registered participants receive free food, a Beer (21 & older w/Valid ID), and drinks from sponsors Papa Murphy's Pizza Bahama Buck's, and TUPPS Brewery. Spectators are welcome to the concert. Kids K starts at 7pm. 5K Race s

Yoga on the Square

YOGA. You know, that exercise involving calculated movements with breath and where one’s limberness is put to the test. Usually practiced in a dimly lit room with calming music and an instructor with a soothing voice. I’m not going to lie, yoga can be pretty intimidating especially when you picture that individual balancing their knees on their forearms with legs in the air (aka crow pose). But at the same time yoga can be very calming and makes you forget about the outside world for a bit. And that’s exactly what happened when Cassie and I joined a Vinyasa Flow class at North Texas Yoga (NTY) while on our McKinney staycation last month. Yoga was our first stop of the day and since we’re bot

Footloose and Gluten Free - a roundup of GF options in McKinney

If you have celiac disease, a non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or are just trying to eat cleaner, you know it can often be challenging to eat out. Which is a shame because McKinney has so many amazing restaurants to enjoy! So we have done some of the leg work for you! Read on for gluten free options at a variety of restaurants around town. From apps and mains to sides and dessert, and even GF beer (cheers!) you'll find some yummy options in this GF guide. (Note, that many of these restaurants change menus seasonally so be sure to call ahead and ask, if you have your heart set on a certain item) Hat Creek Burger Company hatcreekburgers.com - Freshly sliced pickles dipped in a perfectly seasoned

We Are McKinney - May 2018

Check out our top May #bemckinney pics, submitted by our amazing followers! 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 page. @kaseykasem celebrating Cinco de Mayo her way- with a Crackberry Cider from @bishopcider while hanging out at @theceltmckinney @cjrehrig enjoying a glass of wine on her patio @slaright Celebrating the end of the work week at @butcherboard @tinasperry enjoying Sunday lunch with the fam at @patinagreen @simplylivly jamming out to @texasgentlemen at

A Staycation in Downtown McKinney

What do you do when you need a vacation but you're short on time and budget? Turn your vacation into a staycation! That's precisely what we did last month and our staycay destination was none other than Historic Downtown McKinney. Where to stay was a no-brainer: McKinney's newest bed & breakfast, The Neathery Estate. A quick 3 minute drive, or 15 minute walk, to the square made our meals and activities convenient and easy to get to. Check out our article on The Neathery Estate for more details and photos of the gorgeous historic home turned bed and breakfast. Our itinerary was jam-packed: a meal and an activity planned for morning, afternoon, and evening. If your staycation leads you to McKi

TGIF McKinney

Farmers Market @ Downtown McKinney (corner of Tennessee and Hunt St) Saturday 8am-12pm Bird Walk @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday 8-9:30am These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. This program is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours. No reservations are required but all attendees must arrive on time. Garden and Home Tour by McKinney Garden Club Saturday 10am-4pm Homeowners open their properties to us so we can see their gardens and homes. Get tickets here. Second Saturday @ Downtown McKinney Saturday till 8pm Grea

The Neathery Estate - McKinney's newest Bed & Breakfast

We must admit, we don't have a lot of experience with Bed and Breakfasts. Between the two of us we’ve got less than five stays under our belts and all those were too many years ago to even count. So we weren't exactly sure what to expect when we walked into downtown McKinney's newest B&B. To be honest, we were both expecting an old historic home, lots of dark wood, creaky floors, and maybe even some musty smells. Well we couldn't have been more off base! The Neathery Estate IS a historic home, but nothing about it seems old. Bright and airy, this bed and breakfast has been updated from top to bottom. The charming parts of its history have been kept intact but Tiffany, the proprietor, has don

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