11 featured Frisco restaurants in 2018


Each month, Community Impact Newspaper features a different locally-owned restaurant. Here are the 11 restaurants featured in 2018.

The Nest Cafe: Barista & Cook owner brews up a new type of coffee shop

Avocado Toast ($9.25): ricotta, arugula, poached egg on top of multigrain toast (via Nicole Luna/community Impact Newspaper)

5th Street Patio Cafe, Friends maintain resilient downtown restaurant

Tabasco Chicken Sandwich ($9.49): Grilled chicken, avocado, fried onions (via Lindsey Juarez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Casa Linda Bakery’s owner adds cafe menu in Frisco

Custom cakes (various prices): Cakes are made for various events, including weddings and birthdays. (via Courtesy Casa Linda Bakery)

Bottled in Bond

Acapulco Gold ($12)
The cocktail consists of gin, ginger liqueur, turmeric cordial, lemon, aromatic bitters and seared rosemary. (via Courtesy Bottled in Bond)

Thai Noodle Wave owners’ international travels inspire restaurant’s cuisine

Pad thai noodle ($14.45 with shrimp) This traditional Thai dish comes with bean sprouts, eggs, tofu, scallions and peanuts stir-fried in sauce. (via Courtesy Thai Noodle Wave)

UP Inspired Kitchen owners inspire healthy eating

The menu offers a variety of toast-based items. (via Photos Courtesy UP Inspired Kitchen)

Rockin’ Taco & Tex Mex offers unique concept in downtown Frisco

The brisket carnitas and chicken tacos are Rockin’ Taco’s best-sellers, Cano said. (via Emily Davis/Community Impact Newspaper)

August: Rockin’ Taco

Barney’s Brunch House serves breakfast-inspired meals and cocktails

One of the signature dishes at Barney’s Brunch House is inspired by Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich: a peanut butter and banana sandwich with bacon.
Bacon bits are mixed with pancake batter and topped with peanut butter and bananas. (via Courtesy Barney’s Brunch House)

Del Pietro’s built to stay in the family

Italian Tour ($18): a sampling of lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana (via Lindsey Juarez/Community Impact Newspaper)

October: Del Pietro’s

The Community Grill brings together comfort and community

Neighborhood Burger ($9.95): A 6-ounce burger comes with a choice of cheese, spinach and tomatoes. Add bacon, fried egg and/or avocado for $1 each. (via Nicole Luna/Community Impact Newspaper)

Burning Rice catered toward mainstream audience

The hot stone bowl, shown here with bulgogi, is placed over a fire to help crisp the rice at the bottom and keep the toppings and meat warm. (via Lindsey Juarez/Community Impact Newspaper)

December: Burning Rice

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Lindsey Juarez
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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