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10 NEW Spots to Eat & Play opening this Summer

I love when McKinney gets new entertainment options and this summer is full of them! Scroll on for a quick overview of 10 new spots opening soon! Our list includes a live music venue, billiards hall, gaming arcade, and lots of new places to eat! Date night is looking promising with all these new places to check out in the second half of 2019.

1. Avalanche Dessert Lounge

  • 380/Hardin

  • Opening late June

  • Avalanche Dessert Lounge will offer extreme and delicious desserts such as Ice Cream Buns, Extreme Funnel Cakes, Tableside S'mores, and more. They will stay open late so you can stop in for dessert after dinner.


2. Smithart's Craft Food & Cheers

  • Eldorado/Medical Center Drive

  • Opening early August

  • Food and Billiards! Smithart's Craft Food & Cheers has a mission to use quality ingredients sourced as close to home as possible. They make their bread dough and soups daily from scratch and pickle their own ingredients. In addition to scratch food and craft cocktails they will also have 10 pool tables in a smoke-free environment as well as sports games broadcast on their big screens.


3. Anamia's Tex Mex

  • 380/Lake Forest

  • Opened last week! They're on a soft opening for now, serving dinner only.

  • Anamia's, named after mother and daughter Anna and Mia, has five Texas locations, with more on the way. This family owned establishment offers many Tex-Mex choices - enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, flautas and tamales and offers a variety of specialty surprises, as well.


4. Guitars & Growlers

  • Virginia/Jordan

  • Opening Late summer

  • Food and Live Music! Guitars & Growlers will offer American fare like sandwiches and charcuterie boards as well as beer and wine to go. In addition to serving lunch, brunch, and dinner they will also be a live music venue, host trivia nights, and sell handmade guitars.


5. Honest Restaurant

  • 121/Custer

  • Opened June 7. Currently in their soft opening, serving dinner only for now.

  • Honest Restaurant is a vegetarian Indian restaurant with multiple locations across the US and Canada. This is their first north Texas location. All food is prepared fresh daily from scratch and they don't use any frozen or processed foods.


6. Fish Bowl Poké

  • 380/Hardin

  • Opening in July

  • Fish Bowl Poké serves Hawaiin poké with the highest quality, sustainably sourced fish. Poké bowls consist of chunks of raw or marinated fish (usually tuna) with rice and vegetables with delicious sauces. It's kind of like sushi in a bowl!


7. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

  • Stacey/Custer

  • Opening in July

  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers serves fresh burgers and fries as well as creamy milkshakes and old school ice cream sundaes.


8. Arcade 92 Retro Gaming Bar

  • Downtown McKinney, on Virginia between Chestnut and Rt 5

  • Opening in August

  • Food and Gaming! Arcade 92 will be a retro video game arcade and modern e-sports gaming spot in Downtown McKinney. Bonus, it also will have a full service bar and kitchen! They will feature games from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today with an emphasis on multiplayer games. Family friendly until 9pm; after that it's 21+ only.


9. Lokos Street Food

  • Downtown McKinney on Louisiana between Chestnut and Rt 5

  • Expected to offer Greek style street food such as crepes, coffee drinks, and sandwiches

  • exact opening date and website unknown

10. Home Kabob & Bakery Mediterranean Grill

  • On Eldorado between Hardin and Lake Forest

  • Expected to offer Mediterranean specialties.

  • exact opening date and website unknown

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