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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Brix: Elevating the Bar Food Experience

A friend texted me to ask if I'd tried Brix in downtown Plano yet.

I hadn't. It looked like a standard neighborhood bar, so I wasn't super-interested in trying it out. A hamburger and pizza is a hamburger and pizza, right?

Brix may serve alcohol and have video golf - all the signs of a neighborhood bar - but it also has amazing food.

I first stopped in with a coworker for lunch. I told our server, Joe, that I had no idea what to order and I was suspicious of his claims regarding the food's tastiness. Boy, was I wrong about that.

My choice: The lunch special with 1/2 chorizo meatloaf sandwich (with sprouts!), parmesan fries and a side salad.

His choice: The green chili chicken lasagne.

Oh.My.Gosh. Everything was amazing.

So I had to take Kelly there for dinner one evening.

This time our server was Justin. He was also awesome.

I ordered the tempura battered chicken tenders. Sooooooo good.

Kelly stuck with his old-standby, a burger. I was really disappointed - he should have gone for something more unique. But he said it was one of the best burgers he's ever had:

We finished dinner with a slice of cake (lagniappe courtesy of checking in on Yelp). We picked the carrot cake and learned from Justin that it's made by another one of our local downtown Plano businesses, Bake Rejoice.

This photo doesn't do the cake justice. It was as wide as the palm of my hand. More than half of it went home in a take out box that we labeled "Box of Happiness."

The owner, Sam, stopped by to see what we thought of everything. What a great guy. You should definitely say hi to him when you're there and tell him that his food is delicious. Because it is.

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