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Try the new Wholotta Box from Taco Bueno & win a $25 gift card!

Celebrate every day like it’s Taco Tuesday

This Cinco de Mayo, celebrate with 12 party tacos (or party burritos), 2 sides of beans, 2 sides of rice, chips and Bueno’s signature Original Red Sauce made in-house daily – All for only $10.

The thing I think that is really cool for moms is how much food there in a Wholotta Box. It really could feed a family of 4 or 5 or even a sports tea! I am bringing two Wholotta Boxes to my 10-year old son’s basketball game tonight!


Taco Bueno is such a North Texas Tradition. If you are Plano born and bred, you might remember going to the Bueno on Parker and Independence for off-campus lunch during your days at Plano Senior High. I’m sure that may of our moms fondly remember Taco Bueno and now you can pass the tradition of taste along!

I have a $25 gift card for you to try out. Just tag a friend here for your chance to win. We will pick a winner at random and notify you if it’s you!

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Mother’s Day Deals 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s finally the day where Moms can take a nice break from all the daily ‘mom’ chores. What better way to have time off from the kitchen duties! Here are some great Mother’s Day deals for 2017 happening at local restaurants.

Cool River Cafe

The most acclaimed dining room in Las Colinas will offer a Mother’s Day feast on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For Mother’s Day, Cool River Café will offer a three-course menu for $35.95 per person, as well as their full menu.

3-Course Menu includes soup or salad, entree choices of mushroom chicken, beef tenderloin, or hickory grilled salmon, and desserts are carrot cake or black forest cheesecake.

Reservations are recommended.

COOL RIVER CAFÉ 1045 Hidden Ridge  Irving, TX.


Silver Fox Steakhouse

Silver Fox has long been recognized as a great neighborhood steakhouse, and this year, they’ve chosen to celebrate the Mom in every neighborhood with a spectacular Mother’s Day Menu.  On Sunday, May 14, Silver Fox will offer a special three-course Mother’s Day meal from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  The three-course feast features a collection of favorites and is $48.95 per person or $17.95 for children under 12.

Silver Fox has 4 locations around DFW including Frisco, Grapevine, Richardson, and Ft. Worth.

III Forks

Dallas’ most iconic destination dining favorite, III Forks, is rarely open for lunch. One notable exception is Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 14th. III Forks will offer its Mother’s Day Feast from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. that day. The four-course Mother’s Day special is $49 for adults and $18 for children.

Entree choices include beef tenderloin, halibut, and chicken. There are also 4 delicious dessert choices to choose from.

III Forks is located off the Dallas Tollroad. Open 11 am-8pm Mother’s Day.


Now the hard part, which one of these lovely places are you going to choose?? We hope you enjoy your special day!

date night ideas

Date Night Ideas

Is it date night? If you’re lucky enough to have a sitter for the night, here are so fun ideas for a date night in Plano!

Date Night Ideas


Katy Outpost: Enjoy the patio with a nice drink and good atmosphere

City Line: (Richardson) Lots of fun shops and places to eat. Check out our review on City Line

Hub Streat: This is Plano’s food truck location that is also a restaurant/bar. It’s so much fun!

Watters Creek in Allen: Tons of restaurants and outside patios!

Love and War in Texas: Restaurant and live music

Whiskey Cake: Great food and atmosphere

Mexican Sugar (Shops of Legacy, Plano) Great food and drinks

The Melting Pot (Addison) Fondue!


Fun Ideas

Escape Room: You work with a group to try and escape the room! 11th Hour Escape in Plano (Make reservations!)

Pinstack: Go bowling and grab a drink

Painting with a Twist: Grab some wine and bring out your artistic side for this date

Coyote Drive in (Lewisville) Would be fun for the family or a date night too!

Zip Line at Oak Point: Go Ape is now open and sounds really fun and different!

Top Golf: Located in Allen or The Colony, this makes for a nice night out and something different.

Cooking Class: Cooking Concepts


Are you wanting to plan a date night? Here are some great ideas for drop-in daycares around town and some places that offer parent’s night out!

Moms, tell us your favorite place for a Date Night!

Best (non-chain) Pizza Places in Plano

Everyone loves a good pizza place. Whether you are new to town or just looking for a new place, here are some of the most suggested (non-traditional) pizza places around Plano. Most of these places serve other things besides pizzas and a few are BYOB when you dine in. Check them out and let us know your favorite from the list!

Eddies (BYOB if you dine in!) SE corner 15th and Custer

Joe’s (BYOB if you dine in!!) NW corner Custer and Spring Creek

Ferrari’s Coit and Legacy

Campisi’s New location at Parker/Preston (great Italian food!)

Napoli’s  Park Road in Plano

Angelo and Vito’s  Independence

Palio’s Pizza Cafe Preston Road (BYOB if you dine in!)

Urban Crust  In downtown Plano, a fun place to eat!

Zalat: 2 locations in Plano

Covino’s (BYOB if you dine in!) Parker/Independence (SE corner by Dog’s Play doggie daycare)


Did we leave your favorite pizza place off the list? Let us know!



Mi Cocina Lakeside

I love family friendly restaurants.   A nice place to take the family and have a good meal and a place that is fun for kids. One of our favorite places is Mi Cocina Lakeside in Plano.

Mi Cocina Lakeside is located off Preston Road in Plano. It has a nice covered patio that can be used year round with access to a nice side area that is perfect for kids. Check out our movie all about it.

The area is totally gated so kids will be safe. There are some games kids can play and nice chairs for parents to sit in. They also have a large tv outside to watch games and enjoy the atmosphere while you wait on a table or your food!


Kids Eat Free Places- Plano and Surrounding Areas

It’s always nice to find a place where kids eat free! Here’s a list of some local places that offer free kid meals. Please call ahead and make sure that they still participate as locations change and policies change with management.


Gatti’s Pizza – Various Location

The String Bean – Richardson

Woody’s Sports Restaurant – Frisco

Mod Market – Various Locations

JC’s Burger House – Various Locations

Cristina’s Mexican Restuarant – Various Locations

Cafe Brazil – Various Locations

Agave Azul – Carrollton

Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ – Dallas

Fuddruckers – Various Locations

Mei Mei Buffett – Dallas

Senor Loco- Plano

Scotty P’s – Frisco

Mellow Mushroom – Frisco


Applebees – Various Locations

CiCi’s- Various Locations

Genghis Grill – Various Locations

La Finka- Allen

Pluckers- Plano and Allen

Pollo Tropical- Various locations

Senor Loco- Plano

Pluckers – Various Locations

Woody’s Sports Restaurant – Frisco


Luby’s- Various Locations

Mattitos – Frisco

Penne Pomodoro – Dallas

Woody’s Sports Restaurant – Frisco

Tin Star – Various Locations

Cafe Brazil – Various Locations

Buffalo Wild Wings – Various Locations

Pizza Inn – Various Locations

Big Als Smokehouse & BBQ – Dallas

Bostons – McKinney

La Peep – Various Locations


Amazing Jakes

Woody’s Sports Restaurant – Frisco

Paradise Bakery & Cafe

Cafe Brazil – Various Locations


Cristina’s Mexican Restaurant

Firehouse Subs


JC’s Burger House

Paradise Bakery

Mod Market


Lubys – Various Locations

Steak n Shake – Various Locations

Oliver’s Eatery – Dallas

JC’s Burger House – Various Locations

Firehouse Subs – Various Locations

Texas Land & Cattle


Blue Mesa Grill – Various Locations

Dickey’s Various Locations

Woody’s Sports Restaurant – Frisco

Steak n Shake – Various Locations

Spezzo- Plano

Mod Market – Various Locations

Oliver’s Eatery – Dallas

JC’s Burger House – Various Locations

Firehouse Subs – Various Locations

Coal Vines – Southlake

Have you heard about new places that offer free kid meals? Leave a comment and let us know!