11|17- Serving up Comfort Food with a Side of Hospitality

Earlier this year McKinney gained yet another great restaurant, filled with delicious Southern Comfort Food and owned by a sweet Texas couple just looking to provide great food and service. That restaurant is 11|17. Named after their son who was born in the 11th month (November) and their daughter who was born on the 17th (of September). 11|17 is a light, airy and friendly restaurant that is great for the whole family and is a wonderful addition to the McKinney restaurant scene. On the menu you’ll find southern favs like fried pickles, onion rings, meatloaf, chicken fried chicken, burgers, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and bananna pudding- just to name a few. The food is fresh and tastes

The Ultimate Guide to Happy Hour in Downtown McKinney

Downtown McKinney is the perfect setting to go after work and unwind after a long day. In addition to a wide variety of restaurant options, many with patios, there are lots of great happy hour specials as a bonus. (A couple spots even offer brunch happy hour on weekends!) This article includes Happy Hour specials from the following establishments. Scroll to the bottom for more information on each location. Rye. Craft Food and Drink Landon Winery Eclair Bistro's - The Martini Lounge Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen Essentialz Market & Café Mellow Mushroom Spoons The Celt The Garage Sugarbacon 3-6 pm Select Wine By the Glass $6 (white, rose, and red offered) Select Cocktails $6, and Select Beers $4

McKinney Fall Festival + Monster Dash

Presenting the Inaugural McKinney Fall Festival + Monster Dash Halloween is approaching and that means this weekend needs to be filled with pumpkins, costumes, fall beers and yummy treats. Well good thing we have the inaugural McKinney Fall Festival and Monster Dash happening this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9am-3pm at Tupps Brewery! The festival is being presented by McKinney Volkswagen and will feature a Monster Dash 5k to kick start the festivities. The Monster Dash 5k tickets cost $25 and includes a chip timed race, event t-shirts and medals. The 5k will kick off at 9am and a portion of the proceeds benefit a McKinney non-profit, The Warriors Keep. Not a runner? You can walk the 5k! Strolle

McKinney Wine & Music Festival is back for its 2nd year

2nd Annual McKinney Wine & Music Festival Presented by Master Built Contractors The McKinney Wine & Music Festival is back, baby! This free event promises to be a great time, with some of the best local food, music, and wine around. The 2nd Annual Wine & Music Festival will be held on Saturday October 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Adriatica in McKinney. Some of the highlights include live music, a kids’ play zone, delicious local food, wine tastings, shopping and the must-see grape stomping competition. “Master Built Contractors is proud to present the 2nd Annual McKinney Wine & Music Festival, which is a wonderful event for the whole family,” said Don Hughes, Founder of Master Built C

We Are McKinney - September 2018

Check out our top September #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. @southernchicstyle is having a great time with friends at @essentialz_mckinney No doubt about it, it was a rainy month. But @1.of.each's son knows how to make the most of it @bethbeck2 not only enjoyed a delish breakfast at @snug.on.the.square but the latest artwork as well Nothing screams Fall like an Oktoberfest beer and grilling on the pa

Exit Plan - Escape if You Can!

I’m far from what you would call an adrenaline junkie. I once had to stop "roller coaster" (actually a tiny kids carnival ride) so I could get off. Sad, but true. So being locked in a room and not being able to get out until we find the right clues made me feel claustrophobic, just thinking about it. BUT I WAS WRONG. It was so much fun, and I can’t wait to go do it again with a larger group of friends! Exit Plan was one of the fun activities Megan and I did during our girls night Staycation this summer. It was my first time doing an escape room but will definitely not be my last. Exit Plan currently has 3 different rooms to choose from. We did the "Safe House" room and got to play espionnage

Umai Sushi- McKinney's newest sushi restaurant

With more and more businesses coming to Adriatica, I was happy to see a new sushi restaurant recently added. Umai Sushi opened in July, located in the spot vacated by Wasabi, near Starwood Café. This small spot is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week. At Umai Sushi you can find any of your standard sashimi and sushi rolls (spicy tuna is always my go to). Some of their specialty rolls include the Stonebridge roll (shrimp tempura, cream cheese, avocado, panko fried, topped with special house sauce) and the Adriatic roll (crab mix, cream cheese, eel, asparagus wrapped in salmon). If you make it in for lunch you can take advantage of the multiple lunch specials they offer. As someone wh

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