Kenny's Burger Joint uses the sweet heat of 100% hickory wood to flame-grill each eight-ounce Sterling Silver beef patty to perfection. Dive-bomb your flavor receptors with a pre-meat appetizer of onion rings ($4.99) or sweet potato fries ($2.99). Or have rings and fries on the side next to a juicy, half-pound bacon Vermont-white-cheddar cheeseburger ($7.49). For the ravenous, Kenny's also offers the one-pound Big Kahuna, a stunning beefbomb with bacon, sautéed mushrooms and onions, cheddar and pepperjack, and secretive, sneaky sauce ($12.99). For an oceanic delight, try the Ahi tuna burger, spiced with Cajun flavors and topped with wasabi mayo and bacon ($7.99). All burgers come on a ciabatta bun baked daily and brought in from the La Spiga bakery in Addison. Click here to see the complete menu.
At Centro Restaurant-Lounge, the only commonality between morning and evening are the orange chandeliers dripping glass filigree toward the floor. "After 10 o'clock we move the tables to the kitchen," says manager Francisco Ibarra. Then, DJs spin furious dance beats for a crowd of partygoers. Well-stocked bars center both the lounge and outdoor patio, which is further augmented with umbrellas and cabanas.
Despite the lounge's dramatic transformation, "before 10 o'clock it's like a normal restaurant," Ibarra says. Its menu is the brainchild of Ibarra and his longtime friend, Marcos Hernandez, who began crying deeply while cutting onions alongside his mother when he was 7 years old. "Now he has a lot of authentic Mexican food talent," Ibarra says. Using Hernandez's culinary gift and Ibarra's flair for business, the two have elevated Centro's cuisine with the addition of flavorful cactus flowers, Mexican corn bread, and a steak marinade with traditional spices.
As “Iron Chef America” winner Kent Rathbun’s first foray into the management of other restaurant concepts, Zea Woodfire Grill in Plano offers a casual dining experience with a New Orleans twist. Zea features mouth-watering menu items, such as the Red Beans and Rice Platter with Crispy Fried Chicken Breast!