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Wednesday:) What’s New In McKinney

27 Sep

β€œIt is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

― Krishnamurti


This morning at 10, the McKinney Chamber of Commerce welcomed a fun new eatery on the square with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

THE YARD is a new family friendly restaurant located on Church Street on the Square. Well, it’s not actually brand new. It’s located where Cafe Malaga used to be. The huge open courtyard has been transformed into an outdoor seating area and playground with picnic tables, fire pits, ping pong tables and children’s play area.

So, if you’re looking for a fun new place to hang out with family or friends, I think THE YARD is a great place to be. Check it out.

Just Another Saturday in McKinney

10 Mar

McKinney Texas is a magical place to live. There are so many things to do, but there aren’t enough hours in the day to scratch the surface, especially on Second Saturday. Shops and restaurants are open late, with musicians performing, and fabulous artists featured at the galleries.

My day started out at Coffee2, a delightful coffee shop on the Square where our writing group meets. Bicyclists and runners always pop in for a quick coffee and a short break.


After a grueling writing critique, (we spend more time gossiping, giggling, and sipping warm brown liquid) we often stop for lunch. Today, Mandy and I tried a different location other than our usual Snug on the Square stop.

Churchill’s is the quaint British Pub where we parked our hungry selves for lunch. Good food and great atmosphere. They have the typical British fare like bangers and mash, but I had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries.


Even though it was a dreary drizzly day, people were walking around, shopping, and dining, scurrying between the drops. I walked over to the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau. I was at their ribbon cutting ceremony a couple weeks back, and they called the other day to say I’d won a prize in their drawing. Beth Shumate was there to chat and greet visitors.


Cool blanket that I can keep in the car for picnics, etc.

Today is Second Saturday. Here are the absolutely must go to galleries.

Laura Moore Fine Art Studios

Orison’s Fine Art &Framing

The Garret Art Gallery

After driving home in the drizzle and a few hours of mindless TV watching, my sweet husband asked if I’d like to go out to dinner. Why not? A perfect end to another fun-filled, jammed-packed Saturday.

We decided on Sicily’s on University. The Italian food is wonderful. It’s one of those BYOB family restaurants, where they give you way too much food, the service is excellent, and the owner greets everyone with a warm smile. I always get the eggplant parmesan. Its comes out piping hot with gooey bubbling cheese. I could never make anything at home that could compare. My husband got the shrimp scampi and a doggie bag. The signature warm crusty rolls are perfect for sopping up the sumptuous sauces. OK, now that you are hungry and I am about to explode, I will end here. Hopefully, not exploding before I finish posting this rap-up of my day. Have a good one!