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 almost 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.
I also sampled the Sgt. Baker: Knob Creek bourbon, robust maple syrup, fresh squeezed orange juice, lemon, orange bitters, topped with soda, and served over ice. If you love a good strong cocktail, this one is for you. Love that this spot has several different whiskey/bourbon-based concoctions.
One of their newest starters are the Ultimate Potato Wedges (think cheese fries, all grown up). These are roasted fingerling potatoes piled high with melted cheddar, bacon, grilled jalapeños and green onions, served with choice of BBQ sauce or salsa and sour cream (hint: all of Chefs sauces are made in house and fantastic. Maybe ask for both.).
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.