Dining Around Town :: Restaurants for Keeping Up with the “Cool Kids”

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As a teacher and parent of two active boys playing sports, we live an extremely busy lifestyle.  It would be easy to say we are too tired to go out and just stay home watching Netflix in our downtime, but we purposely schedule in time to explore new hot spots.  I want to expose my family to new restaurants, cultures, styles of food and also maybe try some recipes with them at home…and this is how dinner with the cool kids evolved!

Once a month we get together with best friends to try a new place around town; sometimes with kids and sometimes it’s date night. It’s hard to stay up with all the cool new places, but we try! Here are a few of my favorite restaurants from the past few months of dinner with the “cool kids”.

Dining Around Town: Favorite Restaurants

Plano

Permission: The Biscuit Bar

First up is the Biscuit Bar in Plano at The Boardwalk in Granite Park. This family-owned restaurant started at this location in 2018. We took the kids to this fun, family joint and had a great time. The Boardwalk is a trendy, hip location with businesses and restaurants located right along the water which lends itself to a great outdoor seating area. People watching is a must. We tried the Hot, Hot Chicken, the Hoss, and some loaded Tater Tots.

The kids got a chicken biscuit and loved it! We also heard great things about their yummy dessert choices but we were too stuffed to sample.

Biscuit Bar, 5880 TX-121 #102b, Plano, TX 75024,  thebiscuit.bar

Dallas

Second up, we tried out Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, sans children. The four of us went on a Friday night, with reservations. The ambiance is super cool and swanky, with some of the funkiest stained glass hanging on the walls.

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The menu choices are super diverse and the alcohol list matches. I personally can’t say no to blue cheese, so I started with the blue cheese chips and they were phenomenal. The carnivore husband and I shared a burger and a steak and we were stuffed! Put on your fancy casual clothes and be ready for a low lit dinner experience.

Meddlesome Moth, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207,  mothinthe.net

The four of us visited a Diners, Drive-in and Dives feature; Whistle Britches in Dallas. The charming, Southern decor will sweep you away. You HAVE to sit outdoors and take in the industrial yet comfy seating area surrounded by shipping containers, AKA photo ops. Brunch was an obvious choice to try this place out and I helped myself to the yummy mimosas. I’m a sucker for a great deviled egg as well and they did not disappoint. The comfort food choices featuring unique flavors will do just that, comfort your soul!restaurants

Whistle Britches, 6110 Frankford Rd. Dallas, dallas.whistlebritcheschicken.com/ 

Ft. Worth

Lastly, we took the kids to try an exciting restaurant in Dalworthington Gardens; Campo Verde. Campo Verde is definitely one of the most memorable restaurants. Their big draw is Christmas decorations that stay up October to March.

The kids will marvel at seeing Santa and the model trains that circle the entire restaurant. Traditional Mexican food is the menu, and you have to try the nachos and enchiladas. In addition, they also come equipped with a full bar.  Don’t forget to take a million pictures of the kids in all the great shiny decor!

Campo Verde, 2918 W Pioneer Pkwy, Dalworthington Gardens, TX 76013, campoverde.us

Keeping up with the “cool kids” can be a tough job because of busy work and kid schedules, but we make it a priority. We agree doing things you love is an important part of life and what better way to do it by trying something new all the time.

Everyone needs a “must try” restaurant list that they can update and share! Our kids look forward to these dinners with the “cool kids” and always want to try fun, new things!

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