Velvet Taco opens in Plano and more DFW-area news

The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)
The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

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Plano

Velvet Taco opens second Plano location

Velvet Taco opened Oct. 12 at 5013 W. Park Blvd., Plano. The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the buffalo chicken and the slow-roasted brisket. It also serves elote-style corn, red curry coconut queso and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The company has seven other locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including one at Legacy Hall.

OMGelato brings thousands of dessert combinations to Plano


The business uses liquid nitrogen to create made-to-order, customizable gelato.

Dallas-Fort Worth metro

DART offering free rides to the polls during early voting weekends, Election Day


Voters can ride at no charge on most Dallas Area Rapid Transit services on early voting Saturdays Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 and on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Fall activities: A 2020 guide to pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Celebrate fall and Halloween with these regional events.

Frisco

FireFly Gift Boutique in Frisco closing by end of year

FireFly Gift Boutique plans to close by the end of the year at 1377 Legacy Drive, Ste. 105, Frisco. The boutique at Stonebriar Commons on Legacy Drive offers a variety of jewelry and clothing for purchase.

Oasis Accents owner brings ‘small, quaint’ home decor boutiques back to Frisco

The home decor boutique specializes in home accessories as well as canvas and custom art pieces.

Family staple behind name of Biscuit restaurant in Frisco

Biscuit opens its doors daily at 7 a.m., but most days, it is not until lunchtime that the restaurant sees the majority of its customers. That has been a surprise to the Kalafchi family, the owners and operators of the Frisco business, as they think of Biscuit as a breakfast place.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

PetSuites opens new location in north Fort Worth

A PetSuites location in Fort Worth offers pet boarding and day care services.

McKinney

Telehealth company MyTelemedicine expands headquarters in McKinney


The company plans to create 40 new, high-tech and executive jobs over the next three years, bringing its total number of employees to 63, with an average salary of $70,000.

New 17-acre park coming to McKinney

The park will include features such as play equipment, a splash pad, a pavilion, a sports court, shade structures, off-street parking, learning stations and fitness stations.

Collin County, Denton County

Special drop-off locations for mail ballots available in Collin, Denton counties

Eligible Frisco and Plano voters wanting to ensure their mail-in ballots arrive in time to be counted for the Nov. 3 election can drop them off in person outside the main election office in their county of residence.

William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Sandra Sadek and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.


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