Frisco is a happening place to be, if you're into the restaurant scene. What was once was a haven for mostly huge national chains now has exciting new openings (both mom and pop joints and nationally recognized chef-driven) announced nearly daily. Enter @nerdvana.food + spirits, which opened a few months back (read my full write-up of @nerdvana in Plano Magazine). After several months of being open for business and real life market research, they made a few adaptations that fit better with their demographic, namely, 12 new family-friendly booths with gaming consoles, the addition of kids menus, extended brunch hours, and revamped brunch and dinner menus.
The drink menu is still large and filled with a variety of alcoholic beverages, so no need to panic, your favorite cocktail is still there.
On my visit to see the new renovations and taste some new menu items, I sipped on The Eldrid, made with Dripping Springs Texas vodka, elderflower liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice, fresh thyme, raspberry puree, topped with soda and served over ice. A refreshing cocktail, would be perfect for sipping on their outdoor patio.
|Ultimate Potato Wedges|
The Brick Chicken came highly recommended by several people, and I've been recommending it ever since. This dish is half a chicken, deboned, then soaked in an original rosemary lemon garlic marinade before being seared under a hot brick. Then it's served over garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed broccolini and topped with Chef Mike’s signature (and again, a delicious sauce) lemon thyme beurre blanc.
The Stroganoff caught my eye because it's made with prime beef filet mignon. Thus, The Velvet Rope in the title. They sautéed fresh wild mushrooms and white onion plus their homemade sauce and freshly made noodles, and there you have the VIP of comfort foods.
|House-made Velvet Rope Beef Stroganoff|
I truly believe in what Chef Mike Junio and his team are doing here, and his use of only the freshest and best ingredients in every dish. Go in, grab a video game controller, order some fun-inspired food and drinks, and stay awhile at @nerdvana.food+spirits.
|Brand new kid-friendly gaming booths|
5757 Main street #112