We love a list and a Best in Dallas list is even better! Today, we’re sharing some local favorites from Amy Adams, the general manager of True Food Kitchen’s new location in Legacy West. A Dallas native, this Girl Boss has a penchant for home-grown picks, with emphasis on a healthy lifestyle. Read on for Amy’s Best in Dallas favorites!
Amy Adams was born and raised in Dallas, and describes herself as a typical “native Texan” who won’t hesitate to remind you that living in the Lone Star state far surpasses being anywhere else. Amy grew up in Lake Highlands, but moved to north Dallas during her college days at the University of North Texas. She jumped headfirst into the restaurant business 28 years ago and has never looked back.
Foodie Favorite: Depot Cafe
We all like to indulge once in awhile, and there’s no better place than somewhere that smells like home and Frisco’s Depot Cafe will have nostalgia rushing back. “It takes me back to my childhood and my grandmother taking me to small, family-owned establishments where the food was plenty, the prices were low and the mood is pure community,” Amy said. With a great selection of dishes and daily specials that come with a piece of homemade cake, this is one treasure that can’t be missed.
Artistic Addiction: North Texas Make a Wish Foundation
Charity events are a great place to find priceless artwork. True Food Kitchen has partnered with the North Texas Make a Wish foundation in the last few years, helping terminally ill children with passions such as art. “The artwork that the children create and then auction off is not only heartwarming but has such meaning behind it,” Amy said.
Bargain Hunter: McKinney Trade Days
Flea markets are a gold mine for precious finds and this local favorite in Collin County is no exception. Held on the weekend before every third Monday of the month, McKinney trade days is home to more than 450 vendors, selling a mix of antiques, clothing and other collectibles. “I just need to stay away from the aisle with the puppies, because I want to take them all home with me!” Amy said.
I Heart Dallas: Reunion Tower
A true Dallas landmark, the Reunion Tower has become a signature for the city’s skyline. “When I’m driving or flying back into town and see Reunion Tower, I know I’m home,” Amy remarked. Home to an observation deck that overlooks downtown and a rotating restaurant lounge owned by Wolfgang Puck, it’s a must-visit for suburbians exploring the city.
On the Move: The Star in Frisco
The Cowboys’ new training facility in Frisco has integrated itself into the Collin County community. The 12,000 seat indoor stadium hosts weekly local high school football games and other events. “As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I’m excited to be operating a restaurant so close to this amazing franchise,” Amy shared in excitement.
Image 1 courtesy of Amy Adams. Image 6 courtesy of Texas HS Football.