Check out this list of dining features from the Frisco edition of Community Impact in 2023.


Frisco eatery CraftWay Kitchen offers fine, yet casual, dining experience

Mike Hutchinson said when he and co-owner Troy Cooper opened CraftWay Kitchen in Frisco, they brought decades of industry experience to the table. They originally met years ago when they both worked for Rockfish Seafood Grill.February

Owners of Cajun eatery MudBugs Bar and Grill in Frisco were born and raised in Louisiana

Hoyt and Dawn Loewer said when they opened MudBugs Bar and Grill in June 2019, they spent a lot of time proving to their customers they are true Louisianians, and their menu was full of authentic Cajun recipes.March

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice of Frisco connects with community through sweet treats

Originally from Colombia, Natalia O’Mara always dreamed of opening her own business in America. The former certified fitness trainer explored options of opening a fitness studio but wanted to open a business where she could connect with her community, she said.April

Taco Shack serves up homemade Tex-Mex, family favorites in Frisco

Orlando Arriaga said when he and his wife, Yoli Arriaga, served their homemade Tex-Mex food at parties they threw every Sunday, their guests loved the food and told them they should open a restaurant.May

Calabar Pot specializes in authentic West African dishes in Frisco

When Ema and Steve Ajakaiye opened Calabar Pot in 2021, Ema said they didn’t spend much time researching the idea but banked on the fact that she had decades of cooking experience and there weren’t any other African restaurants in Frisco.June

Lone Star Food Tours feature Dallas-area restaurants, retail, art, more

Shelly Francis, founder of Lone Star Food Tours, said she wasn’t looking for a new career when she took a food tour with her daughter in Dallas, but that is exactly what she found.July

Frisco's Gallo Nero Italian Bistro is seasoned with decades of industry experience

When Florenc Leshnja and Festim “Tim” Raka opened Gallo Nero Italian Bistro in Frisco, it was neither their first restaurant to open nor their first Gallo Nero.August

La Creme Bakery Cafe serves fresh treats in Frisco

Nestled inside a strip mall on Coit Road is La Creme Bakery Cafe, a small shop serving handmade pastries, breads, cakes and other treats.September

Kyodai Handroll and Sushi Bar serves 'high-quality' ingredients in Frisco

After losing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, three friends came together to open Kyodai Handroll and Sushi Bar in Frisco.October

Wahta Ramen serves Asian comfort food in Frisco

Hyun Yoon wanted to fuse Korean and Japanese food and culture, which inspired her to open Wahta Ramen in Frisco.November

Bella Bella Mozzarella brings taste of Italy to Frisco

A passion for restaurants brought three friends together to open Bella Bella Mozzarella, an Italian restaurant with elements of Indian fusion.December

Crimson Coward spices up chicken tenders, sandwiches in Frisco

After working with Nashville hot chicken restaurant Crimson Coward for their digital marketing needs, Hassan Bawab decided to open a location in Frisco.