Recently, Alpha’s Karlee Rios visited a popular spot in Plano right outside the Shops at Willowbend called Whistle Britches! Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, this is a perfect place to get biscuits, fresh fruit and specialty chicken dishes like a Hot Dang Chicken sandwich or Sir Mix a Lot Biscuit. This restaurant is new to the DFW area but has been featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” for bringing the heat back to unique brunch entrées.
If you’re in Dallas or Plano, stop by one of the two locations to taste what’s happening at Whistle Britches!
Craftwork Coffee Co. is a coffee shop and coworking space with 3 locations across Fort Worth at Camp Bowie, Magnolia and The Foundry. The coffee is brought in from around the world and then locally roasted and packaged in downtown Fort Worth.
Using a single size for their beverages, along with an easy to understand menu, Craftwork Coffee Co. makes your visit easy and relaxing. You can even rent the conference room for a day if you want to host a meeting outside of your office. Visit https://craftworkcoffeeco.com/ for more information!
“Joey doesn’t share food,” but now you can try the “Joey” sandwich along with all other menu items named after the cast of Friends at Central Perk in Hamilton, Texas!
Named after the iconic coffee shop from the series, Central Perk offers breakfast, lunch, coffee and desserts for the most avid Friends fan. The next time you head down US 281 make sure to stop by this adorable bistro.
For more information, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Central-Perk-244670441477/ .
Thanks to Alpha’s Chris Pape for this recommendation, and keep sending us your favorite restaurants and coffee shops so we can feature them!
With the weather turning absolutely frigid this week, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in Texas to warm up with some hot chocolate! Whether you’re in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio, we’ve found a place for you. Make sure you snap a pic and send it our way…we might just feature it here!
Weekend at the Joule
The Chocolate Bar
This recommendation comes from Alpha’s Hannah McAdams, a Cypress, TX native. Located in Hannah’s hometown, Hanan’s Café features a “chalkboard menu” meaning the options change daily. They use local ingredients to make healthy yet delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. Pair the banana French toast tower with a classic Americano or a Honey Bun Latte. The eggs benedict is amazing too!
Check out their website http://www.hananscafe.com/ for more information!
Do you have a favorite local spot you’d like featured on our blog? Let us know! Email Marianne or Hannah to give your favorite restaurant some love!
A great restaurant with breakfast served all day is hard to come by. Crickles and Co., located in the heart of Oak Lawn, keeps their full menu available from open to close! This scratch kitchen uses seasonal ingredients to make delicious brunch and pastries. There are options for every kind of mood. If you are feeling healthy, the grilled veggie wrap and trainer’s omelette are great choices. If you want to soak up some carbs, the iron cake Belgian waffle or biscuit sandwich are the way to go.
Crickles is also well known for their bakery. They can make just about anything, and they even have GF options! Right now, we’d go with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, and grab a few truffles to go.
For more information on their menu and catering options visit their website: http://cricklesandco.com/index.html
Epic Gelato brings a taste of Italy to Flower Mound, TX. Partnering with Eiland Coffee, who supplies coffee from around the world, Epic Gelato is the perfect place to try something new. Treat yourself to a gelato cake or an affogato, which is espresso combined with a scoop of gelato. The flavors are mouthwatering including Belgian Chocolate, Mascarpone Cherry, Peanut Butter Crunch and Vanilla Rose. Pastries and smoothies are also on the menu. “Take a minute for yourself” as Epic Gelato would say and stop in for a treat!
For more info and flavors: http://www.epicgelato.com/