Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House – Good Homestyle Cooking

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House – Frisco, TX

Are you looking for some delicious southern cooking? You need not look any further because Babe’s Chicken Dinner House has got you taken care of. The Babe’s Atmosphere welcomes anyone into its casual and comfortable home. You won’t find any fancy decorations or dress code, rather a family style establishment where your neighbors wait on you and your whole family.

Babe's Seating

-History

In 1981 Paul and Mary Beth Vinyard opened their first Country Cooking restaurant and named it Bubba’s. You will find Bubba’s in Dallas near SMU in a 1927 Texaco Service Station. This restaurant is very similar to Babe’s in the food that it serves, but it is more of a serve yourself or grab it To-Go location. On April 22, 1993, they opened their second restaurant and named it Babe’s Chicken Dinner House! The first Babe’s was built in a 1908 warehouse in Roanoke, Texas.

Babe's Tower“Babe” was Mary Beth’s nick name, and since she developed all the recipes it only felt natural. Over the next few years, Babe’s expanded substantially with an additional 8 locations including the one in Frisco. Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Frisco opened on July 14, 2008. Each location takes pride in establishing strong roots in the community it serves. The employees live in these communities and play an active role in promoting the well-being of its residence!
Babe's Fried Chicken

-Babe’s Hours

Mon-Fri: 11-2 & 5-9

Sat-Sun: 11-9

Babe's Hours

Palace Barber Shop

The Palace Barbershop – 125 Years of Business

The Palace History

Opening its doors for business in 1892, The Palace Barber Shop was started by two gentlemen named Lewis and Hinnant. Proving to be a sound investment, the barber shop operates under the same name and in the same location to this day! The Palace Barber Shop has served as a central location for men in the McKinney area to gather and tell the tales of the town. Up until this 1970’s barber shops served as private establishments for males only to exchange information, news, and stories in the privacy of male company. More often than not men would take a daily trip to the barber shop to get a hot straight shave and a shoe shine while talking with the men around town.

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In 1927 Bruce Luster started shining shoes in the barber shop at the age of 16. Dedicated to perfection and committed to excellence Mr. Luster became a well-known man in McKinney. Spending over 50 years shining shoes at The Palace Barber Shop, Mr. Luster knew just about everyone and everything about them. February 23, 1996, was officially declared Bruce Luster Day by Mayor John E. Gay, he has also been recognized by the Texas House of Representatives for his “dedication to the welfare of others”.

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In 1978 the current owner Mr. Pearson took a risk and hired a young woman by the name of Linda Marshall. This was in an effort to expand and gain a larger clientele due to salon’s taking business away from the barber shop. After the initial introduction into the barber shop, and outlasting the grumpy old timers, things settled down and Linda became a part of the Palace family. The shop continued to be successful and in 2007 Mr. Pearson decided to sell the Palace to Linda. She became the 5th and only woman to own the Palace!

Linda Marshall Palace Owner

The Palace Now

Linda has worked hard to make the barber shop what it is today. She has done work to the interior along with exposing the hidden original brick wall behind the red chairs where gentlemen wait to get their hair cut.

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The original wood floors didn’t cut health regulation, so Linda installed the checkered tile floor to keep the old time feel of a 1900’s barbershop as well. There has been a lot of change in this little barbershop as well as in Historic Downtown McKinney, but the quality and conversations held in this place can never be replicated. This is a place where everyone is welcome and a smile is required to leave.

Palace Haircut

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Playful Gaming Headquarters Downtown McKinney

New Playful Gaming Studio Located in Historic Downtown McKinney

Playful Corp, founded in 2012, is a privately held game development studio in McKinney, TX. They specialize in computer and mobile games but will be releasing a game for X-Box this fall. This team has shipped games such as Words with Friends, the Age of Empires series, Halo Wars, Orcs Must Die!, and Hero Academy. Playful has also developed Creativerse launched May 8th, 2017, and Super Lucky’s Tale projected to launch November 2017.

After scoring an economic incentive deal from McKinney, the company plans to build a new headquarters in Historic Downtown. The headquarters will be a 53,000-square-foot office building on the corner of Davis Street and McDonald Street. The new headquarters will be adjacent to former Dallas Cowboy offensive lineman Robert Shaw’s mix-use development. Robert’s mix-use development will be taking the place of former Collin County Courthouse.

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With partnerships like Microsoft, GameStop, and Sony Playful brings a young and energetic feel to Historic Downtown McKinney as well as high-quality jobs. Having an entertainment company such as Playful in Downtown McKinney diversifies the business landscape and adds to the authenticity of McKinney!

Cheezies Artisan Grilled Cheese

Cheezies – An Artisan Made Grilled Cheese

Family Owned & Operated Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Robert Sansone has been serving up some of the tastiest grilled cheese creations Collin County has to offer. After concluding the corporate world wasn’t for him, Robert decided to invest in himself and his community by starting Cheezies. Robert grew up in Memphis surrounded by great food and diverse culture. Being of German and Sicilian decent Robert remembers the holidays being a feast of food from different parts of the world. These are the memories Robert accredits with influencing him to take on the culinary lifestyle. During an interview with Robert, he stated, “Ever since I was a child I have known I wanted to be in the culinary industry”. After graduating High School Robert moved to Dallas and started his cooking journey in 1982!

Cheezies Artisan Grilled Cheese

Cheezies has been in business for 3 years. During its time of operation, Robert has ensured the utmost quality for his products. Cheezies only uses locally sold ingredients and artisan baked bread. Robert does this in an effort to support local businesses and ensure quality. Furthermore, Robert personally smokes all of his meat in-house (Brisket, Chicken, Pork Shoulder). Each ingredient in the gourmet grilled cheeses is made from scratch. According to Robert, the quality of his product is the driving factor that keeps him in business. Also, his family’s hard work and dedication to the business. Amy, Roberts wife is in charge of the business side of the restaurant. And Roberts two sons assist in the back of the house when not attending school.

Cheezies Artisan Salad

This is truly a family owned and operated establishment, a mom and pop shop with a Cheezie twist! Don’t hesitate, stop by Cheezies in Frisco and dine on a delicious gourmet grilled cheese.

Cheezies Artisan Salad

 

 

Pipe & Palette – Historic Downtown Plano

Pipe & Palette Home Outfitters

The moment you step through the open doors at Pipe & Palette you feel a shift in time. This historical downtown location emphasizes the pure, quality, unique products on display throughout the store. As you browse the store you will find an array of beautiful art, clothing, home decor, and much more.Pipe & Palette entrance

The building dates back over 100 years originally acting as a family drug store for the Plano area. Showing its true character with the original ceilings and partial brick shown wall there is no lack of creativity in this business thanks to owner/operator, June Parker.June Parker

Although Pipe & Palette has a large portion of the store dedicated to retail, June is passionate about art and involving the Plano community in that passion! “We host high end makers and artisans. We also teach beginning art to amazing individuals who crave to create. Our goal here is to teach art and sell art we find not only amazing but useful.”

Team Bonding

June is constantly working to make Pipe & Palette a destination for all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. “Each maker and artisan we host has a story. They have a journey that lead them to us and from us they will continue to grow. We want not only our makers and artisans to feel at home but also our shoppers. Stop by anytime just to enjoy our vib and be inspired.”

Kids Birthday Party

Pipe & Palette is a destination suitable for any occasion whether that be a birthday party, team building, or just a night of entertainment. June and her staff are more than capable of catering to your needs and bringing out the inner artist in you.

I Love Popcorn

Crave Popcorn Co. – Delicious Gourmet Popcorn

Delicious Gourmet Popcorn You Can’t Help But Crave!

Crave Popcorn Co. is a local candy/popcorn shop located in Plano, TX owned and operated by Carol Davis. The moment you step foot in the front door your greeted by smiling faces and the delicious smell of freshly popped popcorn. Carol has designed the shop to take you back in time, as you enter the shop you feel like your shopping in an old fashioned general store.CraveCandyEntrance

Crave Popcorn Co. pops their corn in house daily in order to keep it fresh and tasty! Each on of the artisan-crafted flavors is taste tested to perfection and created with natural ingredients. Although the shop does focus on handcrafted popcorn, the selection of nostalgic candy will make your mouth water! Each one of the products in the store have been hand selected to give the customer that old time feeling. Crave Candy

With over 30 different hand crafted flavors to choose from, Crave makes it easy to enjoy and hard to decide. Flavors such as Vinegar ‘n Sea Salt all the way to White Chocolate Oreo are found on the menu.  You can order popcorn by the bag, pre-made grab ‘n go gifts, build your own tin, or custom orders. With no lack of options this candy/popcorn shop will have you adamant on a return visit.

 

 

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Discover Mind Stretching Fun! – Sci-Tech

Discover Sci-Tech! – Frisco Tx

Have you been searching for an educational adventure this summer? Sci-Tech Discovery Center is just the place you want to be to discover mind stretching fun. The Discovery Center features a wide range of exhibits pleasing to all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Sci-Tech aims to inspire a new generation of innovators and educators through hands on learning and the exploration of science, math, and technology! Shedding light to these topics with hands on interaction is an approach Sci-Tech thinks will inspire the next generation. Sci-Tech 1wing span Sci-Techmuscular and skeletal Mountain Sci-TechSci-Tech Discover

Sci-Tech Pricing

General Admission (3-64)     $8.00

Seniors (65+)                        $6.50

Military (ID required)              $6.50

Teachers (ID required)           $6.50

Groups*                                 $7.00

*Group rates are available for groups of ten or more if arranged in advance. Call the sales team to book your spot (972) 546-3050 x106

 

Sci-Tech Hours

Tuesday-Friday                     10:00am-4:00pm

Saturday                               10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday                                  12:00pm-6:00pm

Sci-Tech Discovery Center will be closed July 4th, September 4th, November 23rd, December 24th & 25th, January 1st, April 16th, and May 29th