Archive for September, 2011

West Coast Chain Del Taco opens in McKinney

Posted by    |    September 7th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Chris Beattie with ACN papers gives us a great story about the latest food chain arriving in Collin County, Del Taco.  Here is the story.
McKINNEY — Some Southern California flavor rang through McKinney this week to the tune of slow-cooked beans, grated cheese and lengthy drive-thru lines.

Del Taco, a Mexican fast-food restaurant that pairs burgers with burritos, opened its newest location Wednesday at 1614 W. University Dr. in McKinney.

Though its fellow West Coast chain, In-N-Out Burger, beat it to the area, Del Taco received the same jam-packed reception from Collin County foodies.

Del Taco

“I love Del Taco,” said Amy Jackson, one of the restaurant’s first customers. “It’s real food — it’s not processed — so it’s fresh and just different. Memories of having it as a kid make it even better.”Jackson and her friend, Erin Gordon, (more…)

McKinney’s Patina Green Home and Market is twice as nice…

Posted by    |    September 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, bees and honey, Bert and Ernie…some things in life are just better together. Such is the case with McKinney’s own Patina Green Home and Market, which offers a (quite genius) dynamic duo of fresh, market goods and gotta-have-it home interiors. Located in McKinney’s quaint historic square, it’s the prime place to check not one, but two items off your lengthy to do list. (One-of-a-kind vintage hutch – check! Fresh greens and organic poultry for tonight’s meal – check!) Look’s like your laundry list of errands just got a little shorter, and with this hot, Texas summer refusing to fade into fall, who wants to run even one more errand than absolutely necessary?

Recently awarded Best Concept Store by D Home, news of this killer combo is spreading fast, inspiring even those with a 75208 zip code to endure the long drive up 75 to experience. So what are you waiting for? Whether you call McKinney, or somewhere south of there, home – take my word for it…this trip is a must, even in triple digit heat.