Though The Frisco Bar initially opened to provide the people of Frisco with a neighborhood hangout, the eatery is far from a typical bar. Sure, the menu is dotted with traditional bar food, such as burgers, pizza, and fish and chips, but these hearty meals also share page-space with more upscale feasts, including fish and tenderloin tacos, sweet-potato fries, and lumpia rolls packed with ground pork, carrots, and sprouts. To complement meals, bartenders pour glasses of cabernet, sauvignon blanc, and pinot grigio, and concoct nine unconventionally flavored martinis, from chocolate-covered raspberry to cinnamon apple pie. During their visit, patrons can sink into the eatery’s soft leather and velvet seating, play shuffleboard and darts, or test new pick-up lines on sports announcers broadcasted across the bar's collection 50-inch HD TVs.
Pool tables, 12 televisions, weekly poker nights, and a menu compiled of traditional Irish fare make this establishment a neighborhood institution. Start the evening with an order of Rover Nuts, breaded and fried orbs of mashed potatoes, onions, cheese, bacon bits, and jalapeños ($6 for six). A Rover Rueben piles sauerkraut, thousand-island dressing, melted swiss, and corned beef or turkey on marbled rye ($9), and the shepherd's pie tucks away seasoned ground beef and vegetables in a savory gravy-topped crust suitcase ($12). Though beverages are not included in this Groupon, Irish Rover also boasts 39 draft beers and additional bottled options.
Sigree Bar & Grill's name may refer to a traditional style of slow cooking over charcoal in an iron stove, but the atmosphere trades the classic for the contemporary. A sleek ebony bar, high-backed booths with gold accents characterize the dining room, immersing guests in a modern style echoed in fusion-influenced Indian dishes and servers who only dress in next year's fashions. Chef Mohammed Saleem Miah, who specializes in Indian cuisine, satisfies both meat eaters and vegetarians with dishes such as grilled rack of lamb over green herb sauce or bhagara baingan?eggplants stuffed with freshly saut?ed and ground spices.
But Sigree doesn't neglect guests looking for a more familiar Indian dining experience. The menu also features samosas, tandoori chicken kebabs, saag paneer, and biryani. If the lamb vindaloo gets too hot for diners, they can pause to sip a glass of wine, an imported beer, or an exotic cocktail. And its high-end appearance doesn't stop Sigree from offering $8 lunch specials that help hungry locals power through the rest of the day.
Chef-owner Lien draws upon her Vietnamese heritage and experience in the kitchens of New Orleans as she plates up creative fusion cuisine and traditional dishes. Bowls of classic Vietnamese pho simmer next to cauldrons of seafood gumbo, and fillets of blackened catfish take on an Asian flavor when tickled with Chinese five spice and hoisin glaze. Fresh juices add pizzazz to specialty cocktails, such as asian pear martinis and lemongrass-infused margs, while glasses of domestic, premium, and French beers wash down meals.
Though a beautiful escape into nature, Hidden Cove Park is home to more than just a campground and trails. There, nestled in the forest, on the shores of Lake Lewisville, Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill brings a party to the marina every night. Frozen drinks and colorful cocktails fill glasses big enough to share. Guests can sit out on the patio and enjoy a hearty meal and frosty margarita as the sun sets over the water, or venture inside for the regular karaoke nights to sing their hearts out.