“Nothing-NOT a conversation, NOT a handshake or even a hug establishes friendship so forcefully as eating together!”

Jonathan Safran Foer


Great NEWS for the Culinary and Restaurant scene in Dallas!

I know this probably may come as a surprise to everyone but at Trinity Groves’ the NEW “Sum Dang Good Chinese Restaurant” is opening this week for curbside pickup and delivery!!!!!

If you ask me I think this is a positive move for the Dallas restaurant scene and of course the Trinity Groves area.

Phil Romano, co-owner of Trinity Groves said: “Many people wouldn’t dream of opening a restaurant in this climate, but we are adapting and think Dallas needs a little culinary excitement right now. Now more than ever people need great takeout and delivery options, so we’re here to answer the call. We’re thrilled with Chef Cai’s menu, and we can’t wait to share it with the community, even during this unprecedented time.”

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, restaurants all over DFW—and the country—have been forced to quickly pivot their business models or close down completely. So now is an unusual time to open a new restaurant. And yet… Trinity Groves is ready to unveil Sum Dang Good Chinese, the new restaurant that has taken over the old Chino space. It will debut on Wednesday, April 1 with its full menu of food and drinks available for curbside pickup (call 469-638-8930) and delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub, Favor, Caviar, DoorDash and Postmates.

The kitchen is led by Chef Weigou Cai, a 40-year veteran of Chinese cuisine who is the former Head Chef at the lauded Royal China. The menu includes handmade dumplings and hand-pulled noodles, soups, Bao buns, and appetizers like scallion pancakes, crab and cheese rangoon, and two varieties of egg rolls. Entrees feature favorites like Sesame Chicken, Sichuan Beef, Mu Shu Pork, Kung Pao Shrimp, Ma Po Tofu and a huge heap of House Fried Rice. There is even a modern spin on some dishes like Beer Can Chinese Chicken, a whole rack of Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Pot Pie Dumplings, a giant flaming sesame ball, and a soup dumpling (The Humpty Dumpling) so big it has to be devoured using a straw and fork! See the attached menu for more.

The full bar is also available for delivery, including craft beers, wines, sakes and creative Asian-inspired cocktails. Pair your lunch or dinner with a Lychee Island Iced Tea, Singapore Sling or New Old Fashioned, and you’ll have a festive feast to enjoy at home.

Once restaurants can safely re-open for dine-in service, visitors will experience Sum Dang Good Chinese’s updated interior, which has been outfitted with new art and a new color scheme, plus an open kitchen with visible dumpling and noodle stations.

Trinity Groves is an exciting restaurant and entertainment complex with a positive and  vibrant vision. Their vision is to bring together the local community and businesses in West Dallas by providing a unique one of a kind experience that will make Trinity Groves a primary entertainment destination in Dallas.

I’ve been visiting the Grove since they opened and I love it. Please see the contact information to order SUM DANG GOOD CHINESE. (call 469-638-8930) and delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub, Favor, Caviar, DoorDash and Postmates.

We need to support our local restaurants, businesses and chefs during this crisis. They need our help to survive this crisis and pull through!




Japanese soy beans, salt 5.00

Vegetable Egg Rolls (2)

Fried and filled with cabbage, carrot, celery 4.00

Chicken Egg Rolls (2)

Fried and filled with chopped chicken, cabbage, carrot, celery 5.00

Wuxi Spare Ribs

Pork short-ribs, traditional Chinese sweet black bean sauce 12.00

Cheese and Crab Rangoon

Fried stuffed wonton, crab meat, cream cheese 7.00

Spicy Sichuan Wontons

Pork, Sichuan pepper oil, garlic 9.00

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chopped chicken, jicama, green peas, carrot, onion, hoisin and oyster sauce, crisp iceberg lettuce 12.00

Sweet Seaweed Salad

Seaweed, red pepper, sweet vinegar, thin dried bean curd, Chinese soybean sauce 7.00

Spicy Cucumber Salad

Japanese cucumber, Sichuan pepper oil, garlic 7.00


Seafood Soup

Scallops, shrimp, fish, crab meat, green peas, carrots, egg 15.00

Hot and Sour Soup

Tofu, black mushroom, bamboo strips, egg, white pepper, vinegar 10.00

Veggie and Tofu Soup

Tofu, snow peas, white mushroom, broccoli, Shanghai bok choy 10.00

Sizzling Rice Soup

Pork wonton, sizzling rice, white mushroom, snow peas, carrot 11.00



Prawns, beef, pork, chicken, green peas, carrot, egg 15.00


Cabbage, broccoli, snow peas, green peas, carrot, egg 10.00


Pork Pan Fried Bun

Ground pork, scallion, ginger, black sesame, pan fried 10.00 DUMPLINGS



Ground pork, napa cabbage, jicama, black mushroom, green onion, ginger 9.00


Ground chicken, napa cabbage, jicama, black mushroom, green onion, ginger 9.00


Chopped shrimp, celery, jimaca, black mushroom, zucchini, green onion, ginger 10.00


Napa cabbage, jimaca, black mushroom, glass noodle, carrot, green onion, ginger 9.00


2 of each of the above 11.00

Chicken Pot Pie

Roasted chicken, celery, carrot, onion, cream, garlic 9.00


Soup (Xio Long Bao)

Pork, green onion, ginger, duck 11.00

Humpty Dumpling

Crab, chicken, pork, peas, scallions 20.00




Sliced chicken, sweet and sour sauce, bean sprouts, cucumber, chopped peanuts, carrot 11.00

Spicy Slow Cooked Pork

Slow cooked pork, carrot, sweet and sour sauce, bean sprouts, cucumber, hot chili paste 15.00



Broccoli, snow peas, cabbage, celery, green onion, bean sprouts, black bean sauce 12.00

Pad Thai

Bean sprouts, cabbage, carrot, celery, green onion, scrambled egg, chopped peanuts, spicy Thai sauce 12.00

Add chicken or pork

+ 2.00

Add beef, shrimp, or combo

+ 4.00



Shanghai bok choy, sour mustard 12.00


Shanghai bok choy, beef, sour mustard, green onion 15.00 ENTREES


Sesame Chicken

Boneless chicken thigh, white sesame glaze, broccoli 15.00

Orange Chicken

Boneless chicken thigh, spicy orange glaze, cherries, broccoli 15.00

General Tso’s Chicken

Boneless chicken thigh, spicy chili glaze, broccoli 18.00

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Boneless chicken breast, sweet and sour glaze, cherries, cabbage 15.00

Kung Pao Chicken

Boneless chicken breast, red bell pepper, zucchini, peanut, ginger, garlic, scallion, spicy chili pepper 15.00

Cashew Chicken

Boneless chicken breast, cashew, black bean sauce, zucchini, mushroom, carrot 15.00


Orange Beef

Flank steak, spicy orange glaze, cherries, broccoli 22.00

Crispy Spicy Beef

Pan-fried beef loin strips, spicy chili sauce 17.00

Mongolian Beef

Beef loin strips, green onion, red chili, spicy black bean sauce 16.00

Lemon Chicken

Boneless battered chicken breast, lemon glaze 15.00

Mushroom Chicken

Chopped chicken breast, white mushroom, snow peas, white sauce 17.00

Yu Xiang Chicken

Chopped chicken breast, red bell pepper, zucchini, onion, jimaca, sweet, sour, and spicy black bean sauce 17.00

Mu Shu Chicken

Shredded chicken, cabbage, carrot, celery, bamboo shoot, onion, pancake, plum sauce 13.00

Chinese Beer Can Chicken

Roasted hen, Chinese five spice rub, canned beer, orange hoisin glaze 16.00

Beef and Broccoli

Beef loin strips, broccoli, white mushroom, carrot, brown sauce 15.00

Hunan Spicy Beef

Beef loin strips, zucchini, red bell pepper, jicama, spicy brown sauce 17.00

Sichuan Beef

Beef loin strips, bok choy, baby mushroom, spicy brown sauce 17.00 PORK

Ants Climbing Trees

Korean glass noodle, chopped pork, spicy brown sauce 16.00

Yu Xiang Pork

Hand pulled pork, jicama, red bell pepper, celery, scallions, onion, spicy black bean sauce 17.00

Sichuan Pork

Pork belly, bok choy, bean curd, cabbage, spicy brown sauce 16.00


Honey Walnut Prawns

Battered prawns, roasted walnuts, sweet honey cream sauce 20.00

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Battered prawns, salt, pepper, scallion 20.00

Kung Pao Shrimp

Sauteed shrimp, red bell pepper, zucchini, peanut, ginger, garlic, scallion, spicy chili pepper 20.00

Dragon and Phoenix

Combination of sesame chicken and shrimp with vegetables in garlic 25.00


Sichuan Green Beans

Whole green beans, pickled mustard, garlic, spicy Sichuan sauce 12.00

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Chinese eggplant, red and green bell pepper, garlic, spicy black bean sauce 11.00

Ma Po Tofu

Sauteed tofu, spicy black bean sauce 14.00

Mu Shu Pork

Pork loin, cabbage, carrot, celery, onion, black mushroom, black bean sauce 13.00

Mao’s Pork

Pork belly, garlic, hot red pepper, spicy black bean sauce 18.00

Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs

Whole rack of St Louis pork ribs, sweet and sour glaze 22.00

Golden Sand Fish

Battered whitefish, tempura crumbs, sea salt 18.00

Sichuan Spicy Fish Stew

Whitefish, baby mushroom, bok choy, spicy black bean sauce, Sichuan peppercorn, spicy pepper 19.00

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

Sauteed prawns, scrambled egg, white mushroom, carrot, snow peas, lobster cream sauce 17.00

Glazed Salmon

Scottish salmon, sweet house glaze 20.00

Spicy Flat Mushroom

King oyster mushroom, green and red bell pepper, peanuts, spicy black bean sauce 11.00

Vegetable Delight

White mushroom, snow peas, carrot, cabbage, broccoli, white sauce 12.00

Bok Choy

Chinese bok choy, garlic 11.00


Trey (Chow Down) Chapman


Dallas Restaurants Offering TO-GO Curbside & Deliveries

Dallas restaurants offering to-go, curbside pickups and deliveries. It’s a great way to support your local community.

Trey’s Thoughts:  Small business is the BACK BONE and HEART BEAT of any state, city, or local economy. I want everyone to stay safe but please remember we HAVE to support our local businesses. They are going to need our support and our business in these trying times. I’m asking everyone to PLEASE be smart in your decisions but SUPPORT our local Chefs, Restaurants, and BUSINESSES! Anything you can purchase will help these folks as we emerge from this crisis.”

Dallas Restaurants 

Jonathan’s Diner www.Jonathonsoakcliff.com
Mesero www.Mesero.net
Cibo Divino Market www.cibodivinomkt.com
Southpaws Grill – takeout and delivery
Toluca Organic – takeout and delivery
Whiskey Cake – takeout and delivery
Red Stix Asian Street Food
Khao Noodle Shop – takeout and delivery
Al Biernat’s – curbside and delivery for lunch and dinner
Jose on Lovers – delivery and valet pick up
BB Bop
Taco Deli
Tei-An – takeout (214) 220-2828
Ten Ramen
Oishi Sushi – takeout
Meso Maya Lakewood – takeout and delivery
El Fenix – Webb Chapel, Mesquite, Casa Linda- takeout and delivery
Snuffer’s – Greenville and Rockwall – takeout and delivery
Village Burger Bar – takeout and delivery
Zen Sushi Bishop Arts
Parigi – curbside pickup for lunch and dinner
Mot Hai Ba – takeout and delivery
Veracruz Café Bishop Arts – delivery or 20% off curbside pick up and they deliver beer and wine too!
Homewood – 4 course family meals for takeout $40 pp
Oddfellows Bishop Arts – takeout and delivery
Dibs on Victory
Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ
Alice Dallas
Bright Box Chef Prepared Foods
Catering by Chef Mark – catering delivery every 3rd delivery is free
Musume Dallas – takeout
Cane Rosso – uber eats and curbside pickup
Zoli’s – uber eats and curbside pickup
Fogo de Chao – takeout and delivery
Sloane’s Corner
Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen
Fat Chicken Rockwall – still open for service and also offering delivery
Maggianos – carry out and delivery
Delucca Southlake and Dallas – curbside takeout
Park House – normally private but now offering take out and delivery
Humble Pie – curbside and delivery
Dude Sweet Chocolate
Open Sesame Lebanese Grill – takeout
Haystack Burgers and Barley – curbside and uber eats and door dash delivery
Original Chop House Burgers Arlington – curbside and delivery
Lavendou – delivery and takeout for lunch and dinner
Dugg Burger
Jake’s Burgers – curbside and delivery with Favor
Terillis – curbside and delivery via app
La Calle Doce
El Ranchito
The String Bean – ToGo
Communion Resaurant Richardson – still open for service and curbside. Also door dash and toast for delivery, breakfast lunch and dinner
Asian Mint – takeout, curbside, delivery
Ka Thai
Mike Anderson’s BBQ
20 feet seafood joint– takeout
MoMo Italian Kitchen – curbside and beer and wine
Flower Child – curbside, takeout and delivery with doordash
The Biscuit Bar – takeout
Street’s Fine Chicken – takeout and delivery on doordash, grubhub and favor
Namo – prix fixe to-go boxes
Mendocino Farms – takeout
Smokey Johns Bar-B-Que – takeout or Grub Hub
The Holy Grail Pub Plano – takeout and valet curbside
Maple Leaf Diner – Curbside Togo family meals for breakfast and dinner
Revolver Taco Lounge – curbside and takeout
Start Restaurant – drive through, pick up and delivery
Blue Goose – family style meals for takeout
Aw Shucks – family style meals for takeout
Macklin’s Catering Company – breakfast, lunch and dinner delivery
Petra and the Beast – curbside and delivery
Shinsei www.Shinseirestaurant.com

Lovers Seafood www.LoversSeafoodMarket.com
Oishii www.DallasOishi.com
Veritas Wine Shop www.VeritasWineDallas.com
Campisi’s www.Campisis.us

Argyle, Texas 

407 BBQ http://407bbq.com

Please stay safe and alert for local and state restrictions may change daily. Please remember to help! 

Trey’s Thoughts:  Small business is the BACK BONE and HEART BEAT of any state, city, or local economy. I want everyone to stay safe but please remember we HAVE to support our local businesses. They are going to need our support and our business in these trying times. I’m asking everyone to PLEASE be smart in your decisions but SUPPORT our local Chefs, Restaurants, and BUSINESSES! Anything you can purchase will help these folks as we emerge from this crisis.”

Trey (Chow Down) Chapman

Restaurant & Bar Information for DFW Due to CORONAVIRUS Regulations.

Good Day Everyone!

As the CORONAVIRUS epidemic takes shape in the Fort Worth and Dallas area Trey’s Chow Down is here to help.

After the public notices and updates from cities we have restaurant information listed below.

Trey’s Thoughts:  Small business is the BACK BONE and HEART BEAT of any state, city, or local economy. I want everyone to stay safe but please remember we HAVE to support our local businesses. They are going to need our support and our business in these trying times. I’m asking everyone to PLEASE be smart in your decisions but SUPPORT our local Chefs, Restaurants, and BUSINESSES! Anything you can purchase will help these folks as we emerge from this crisis.”

Free Delivery: Some restaurants and delivery services are offering FREE delivery with certain dollar amount of purchases. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TO HELP SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. 

Dallas County Restrictions: Dallas County and the city of Dallas will close all bars, dine-in restaurants, gyms and theaters in an unprecedented effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The restaurants will be allowed to operate delivery and take-out following an order from Mayor Eric Johnson and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, but cannot have their dining room open. The new rules go into effect at 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, meaning Monday was the final day any of those businesses can be open.

Public and private community gatherings of more than 50 people are also banned. The decision was announced Monday afternoon after Dallas County officials announced five new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total in the county to 19. Code enforcement officials along with the support of the Dallas Police Department will ensure the order is obeyed in the city of Dallas.

City of Dallas Press Conference

Additional regulations will go into effect tonight to slow the spread of COVID-19.Effective tonight:- No gatherings 50+- Bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, dine-in restaurants, gyms and more will be closed to the publicLearn more: http://dallascityhall.com/coronavirus

Posted by City of Dallas – City Hall on Monday, March 16, 2020


Tarrant County Restrictions: All restaurants and bars will remain open but with restrictions. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on WEDNESDAY , all restaurants and bars will remain open BUT will only offer TAKE-OUT and Delivery.  Most gyms, hotel restaurants, retail stores, public buildings, plazas, houses of worship, and malls will be limited to the number of people allowed inside at the same time. Please check with your local businesses via social media, google, or by phone before you head out.



Our CHILDREN’S HEALTH in these trying times is extremely important. I’ve enclosed a link from the Children’s Health Network TO HELP inform children, family and friends. Please click the red link below the photo for information.














Restaurant Information For North Texas ( DFW )

Dallas County has restrictions for no inside dining so most restaurants are offering take-out and or delivery.  Some of Trey’s Chow Down delicious suggestions are listed below. These have been confirmed by our team with direct phone calls, emails, or texts for accuracy. Please contact each business via social media or websites because some will not answer the phone. Many other restaurants are open for take out these are just the ones we have confirmed and know have delicious eats and great service.

Restaurant Information Dallas County 

  1. Shell Shack Seafood Restaurants – Take out
  2. Adair’s Saloon – Deep Ellum – Take out
  3. Jonathon’s Diner – Oak Cliff – Take out
  4. Snooze AM Eatery -Take out
  5. Mesero – Take out
  6. Blue Mesa – Take out
  7. El Rincon – Carrollton – Take out
  8. Pollo Regio – Take out
  9. Chick-fil-A locations – Take out
  10. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill – Take out
  11. Maple Leaf Diner – Take out
  12. The Biscuit Bar – locations – Take out
  13. Knife Steak – Dallas – Take out
  14. Knife Plano – Plano – Take out
  15. Taco Stop Dallas – Take out
  16. Eatzi’s Market & Bakery – All Locations – Take out
  17. El Fenix – All Locations – Take out
  18. Texas Spice – Restaurants On Lamar – Take out
  19. Taco Cabana – Locations – Take out
  20. Terry Black’s BBQ – Deep Ellum – Take out
  21. The Doc Seafood – Uptown – Take out
  22. Cork & Pig Tavern – Los Colinas – Take out
  23. Grub Burger Bar – Locations – Take out
  24. Jose – Lovers Lane – Take out
  25. Beto’s & Son Trinity Groves/Dallas – Take out
  26. Press Box Grill Downtown Dallas – Take out
  27. Pecan Lodge – Deep Ellum

Restaurant Information Mckinney, Texas. All restaurants and bars will remain open.

  1. Local Yocal BBQ – Open
  2. Local Local Farm To Market Grocery – Open
  3. E.J. Wills Gastropub – Open

Restaurant Information Argyle, Texas. All restaurants and bars will remain open but with restrictions.

  1. 407  BBQ – Open & Take Out

Restaurant Information Arlington, Texas. All restaurants and bars will remain open but with restrictions.

  1. Hurtado BBQ – Open – Pick up – Take Out
  2. Cartel Taco Bar – Open – Pick Up Curbside
  3. Inspirations Catering & Gourmet Shop – Open & Pick Up Curbside
  4. Grease Monkey Garage Burgers – Open & Pick Up Curb Side
  5. Fork In The Road – Open & Pick Up Curbside
  6. Jimmy’s Big Burgers – Open Take Out & To Go
  7. The Tipsy Oak – Open & Take Out

Restaurant Information Burleson. All restaurants and bars will remain open but with restrictions. 

  1. Rio Mambo – Open – Curb Side Pickup- Take Out
  2. The Rim Restaurant – Open – Take Out

Restaurant Information Fort Worth. All restaurants and bars will remain open with TAKE OUT, CURB SIDE, and DELIVERY. 

  1. Fred’s Texas Cafe – Take Out
  2. The Cookshack – Take Out
  3. Rule The Roast – Take Out
  4. Whatabuger Locations – Take Out
  5. Rio Mambo – Curbside Pick up – Take Out
  6. Wishbone Flynt – Take Out
  7. BBQ On The Brazos – Take Out
  8. Shell Shack Seafood Locations – Take Out
  9. Ol South Pancake House – Take Out
  10. MooYah Burger Locations – Take Out
  11. Hopdoddy Burgers – Take Out
  12. El Fenix Locations – Take Out
  13. Shady Oak BBQ – Take Out
  14. Deep Ellum Funky Fermatorium – Take Out
  15. Echilada Ole – Take Out
  16. Rusty Taco Locations – Take Out
  17. Grub Burger Bar Locations – Take Out
  18. Mama’s Pizza – Take Out
  19. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken – Take Out
  20. Ben’s Triple B Biscuits – Take Out
  21. Buffalo West – Take Out
  22. Fixture FW – Take Out
  23. Little Red Wasp – Take Out
  24. Cane Rosso – Take Out
  25. Super Chix – Take Out
  26. H3 Steakhouse – Take Out
  27. Chick-fil-A – Take Out
  28. Social House – Take Out
  29. Mancuso’s Italian Ristorante – Take Out
  30. Michael’s Upper West 7th – Take Out

Please stay safe and alert for local and state restrictions may change daily. Please remember to help! 

Trey’s Thoughts:  Small business is the BACK BONE and HEART BEAT of any state, city, or local economy. I want everyone to stay safe but please remember we HAVE to support our local businesses. They are going to need our support and our business in these trying times. I’m asking everyone to PLEASE be smart in your decisions but SUPPORT our local Chefs, Restaurants, and BUSINESSES! Anything you can purchase will help these folks as we emerge from this crisis.”

Trey (Chow Down) Chapman





The 50 Best Burgers In North Texas 2019

Hello, burger lovers!

Trey’s Chow Down BEST Burgers 2019 Party on ABC in Dallas with Kara Swell from WFAA Victor Plaza.

Wow. I’m in disbelief that 2019 has already come and gone? Where did it go? It seems like it was just yesterday we completed and introduced our BEST Burgers in North Texas for 2018.

2019 was a BIG burger year in North Texas. We had some old restaurants close and a bunch of new ones open. Almost all of them sell some sort of burger.

The burger business is crazy in the U.S.A.

A national research company states that we sell 6.48 million burgers a day around 75 burgers a second! What? Yes, 75 burgers a second! The burger date roughly breaks down as 4,500 burgers every minute, 270,000 every hour, 6.48 million a day, and 2.36 billion burgers a year. Another research study states we sell 50 billion a year worldwide.

I truly don’t care what the accurate numbers are. I just know that almost everyone loves to bite into a succulent, savory and delicious burger.

Even though another year has come and gone, we spent twelve months locating and chowing down on some of the most amazingly creative burger combinations in North Texas.

In 2018, we visited a hundred and twenty restaurants to locate the best burgers. I’m thrilled to say we topped ourselves again for 2019. We didn’t plan it that way… It just happened!

We were running the roads and adding mileage to our vehicles. We visited over 135 locations and chowed down on 200 different burger combinations.

Every time I ate a burger I would say, “On to the next”!

The BRUNCH KING Is Back In Cowtown Slinging Deliciousness!

Award Winning Bloody!

Hello, food and drink lovers!

It’s going to be a fantastic 2020 for the food and drink scene in Texas.

I have some exciting news for everyone that loves to eat savory, sweet, delicious brunch in cowtown.

Celebrity Chef Stefon Rishel who won Top Chef a few years back has opened his new award-winning Wishbone and Flynt speakeasy and restaurant concept.

That’s correct, Chef Stefon is back and he is slinging deliciousness for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner.

The restaurant is located about a mile south of downtown Fort Worth off Main Street at 334 Bryan Ave 76104.

The Wishbone and Flynt concept was created by Chef Stefon and his partners. They have a colorful menu loaded with a variety of creative, savory, sweet, and delicious dishes.

Top Chef Stefon Rishel!

The interior of the restaurant is cozy. It’s decorated with eclectic furnishings with old world charm that make it the perfect spot for a dinner date, doing business, or just chowing down on one of Chef Stefon’s award-winning dishes. The atmosphere is vibrant and welcoming. The award-winning Amber Room is the attached speakeasy. It’s full of cozy little spots to sit and enjoy a glass of wine, a creative craft cocktail, or some Texas vodka and whiskey.

It is one of the coziest little spots in Texas to have some fun and enjoy some delicious bites. It is perfect for socializing with that special someone, a group of friends, or just for having fun.

We tried a few dishes off the BRUNCH menu and they blew me away. Of course, I knew they would be extremely creative and delicious.

I’ve loved and respected Chef Stefon for years. He is truly one of the most creative culinary geniuses of his generation. A self-taught chef that literally can create some of the most amazing sweet and savory dishes that are mouth-watering, colorful, picture-perfect, and just “Stupid Delicious”!

Stefon’s creativity knows no bounds and he will stop at nothing in the pursuit of the best and most creative culinary delights.

The brunch menu is fantastic and is loaded with dishes like;

Tiramisu French Toast, Wild Rice & Blueberry Pancakes, Enchilada Stack, Stefon’s Special Chilaquiles, Roasted Chili Relleno, and so much more.

I have to tell you that the Tiramisu French Toast was just “Stupid Delicious”! Yes, I said STUPID DELICIOUS because it is so insanely flavorful. It’s simply addicting.

It’s prepared with vanilla brioche, espresso custard, whipped mascarpone, espresso syrup, fresh berries, and a little bit of freaking deliciousness.

The Stefon Burger was prepared with a custom burger blend; Brisket, chuck, short rib, & belly. Seared in duck fat, topped with Vermont white cheddar, on a soft custom brioche bun. Yeah, I said seared in duck fat, baby! Talk about a succulent hamburger. His burger will be winning hearts and stomachs all over Texas.

If you follow me then you know I believe food always tastes better with a story so here you go.

When they sat the Tiramisu French Toast in front of Jana, the aromatics lofted in the air with deliciousness.

Jana hasn’t tasted one of Chef Stefon’s dishes so when she picked up her fork I was watching her close. I was watching her for one reason because I wanted to see her expression after she took her first bite. I’ve been eating Stefon’s food for years and I always love to see the expressions on people’s faces when they taste it for the first time.

She had a big smile on her face and said, “OMG. Trey, this is one of the best dishes I’ve had in a year! I can’t believe how flavorful this dish is.”

I responded, “That’s my boy Stefon, the culinary genius that knows no bounds to create sweet and savory dishes. His food will dance around on your pallet like a bunch of professional ballerinas dancing across the stage at a fine broadway production. His food will make you smile. It will warm your heart and soul. It’ll have you so hooked you can never put your fork down. He is, simply put, a culinary self-taught genius”!

Do yourself a favor and head over to Wishbone and Flynt and grab you a big ol’ plate of Stefon deliciousness.

Wishbone and Flynt is a Trey’s Chow Down Delicious Destination for 2020. It is not to be missed!

Remember what I said, “STUPID DELICIOUS”!

Please watch Chef Stefon’s Interview on Trey’s Chow Down Live below.

Best Chicken Dishes In North Texas

ABC DAYBREAK Kara and Trey’s Chow Down

I bet everyone is tired of turkey and ham at this point right after the holidays.

After we spoke with the producer at ABC DAYBREAK about a new BEST food segment we decided to locate and try some of the most savory and delicious chicken dishes in the North Texas area. I’ve eaten chicken from East Texas Sulphur Springs area all the way west to Weatherford trying to locate the most unique savory dishes that everyone can enjoy.

Although this is Texas, and Texans love beef, these days creative chicken dishes grace almost every menu in Texas.

Beef still rings king in Texas but chicken has to be number two without question.

I love telling food stories and I truly believe food always tastes better with a story and a little food history never hurts either.

Ever since I was a little boy I’ve been passionate about food, but I’ve LOVED me some chicken. I like it fried, roasted, baked, grilled, dry roasted, rotisserie-cooked, and even cooked on a trash can lid. Yes, you read that correctly, cooked on a trash can lid. Let me explain!

Rapscallion Dallas Massive Rotisserie

I was traveling through Jamaica just chowing down on everything I could find (like I’ve done many times before). I was riding in a van and we passed this guy cooking right off the other side of the road. I couldn’t see what he was cooking, but I could smell it. Man… did it smell delicious. Now you have to understand he was cooking roadside in a hut style that was anything but normal looking. It was basically falling down! The food was on top of two trash cans cooking. I could smell and see the smoke. I yelled at the driver, “Hey man what’s that dude cooking and why is he roadside?” The driver yelled back, “Man, that’s authentic Jamaican jerk chicken he’s cooking and he’s selling it”! I told the driver I want to stop when we come back and everyone looked at me like I was crazy. The driver yelled back, “Yea man, gotcha!” We did make our stop and I’ll never forget how incredibly delicious that authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken tasted coming off that trash can lid. I’ve never tasted that flavor profile again. I purchased three more of those farm-fresh trash can chicken dishes for the road, and off we went.

I don’t care what it’s called I love me some cluck cluck. You just can’t go wrong with a savory delicious chicken dish. Especially when it’s prepared fresh by a creative chef even on a trash can lid.

Here is a little chicken history for everyone;

The History of the Chicken is simple. Domestication of the chicken dates back to at least 2000 B.C. and their ancestry can be traced back to four species of wild jungle fowl from Southeast Asia. … The chicken belongs to the genus Gallus of the family Phasianidae. Domestic chickens are simply classified as Gallus Domesticus. I bet you weren’t aware of that. That where all eating Gallus Domesticus! To tell you the truth I didn’t either until I did a little food research.

I truly don’t care what we call it but I know is delicious!

A talented chef can create so many options for a savory chicken dish using any part of the chicken. There truly are no limits to the deliciousness of chicken. Please enjoy our best chicken dishes choices.

Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant

Best Chili Dishes In North Texas 2019

It’s been chilly outside a few days this month. Anytime it’s cold I start thinking about delicious savory chili.

If you follow me, you know how much I LOVE beef or proteins like chicken and pork. That being said winter and the cold time of year always screams CHILI to me with plenty of proteins for that downhome southern comfort feeling.

Brandon and Trey’s Chow Down

Today chefs prepare chili with various types of proteins. They use ground beef, smoked brisket, smoked rib meat, bacon, or pork belly, venison, some even use chicken!

Gone of the days of old where chili just had ground beef.

The possibilities are truly endless when chefs are trying to create the tastiest chili dish.

You can’t forget vegan chili… Some folks just want chili without the beef! To each his own. I just want everyone to enjoy some lip-smacking, toe-tapping, knee-jerking chili of their choice.

When I eat my chili I get a bowl of flavorful chili top it with massive amounts of cheese, some onions, jalapenos, and a dash of my favorite hot sauce. I get cozy and start chowing down on my favorite chili.

If you research chili you will find that is was proudly introduced in Texas, yep San Antonio.

“An old legend holds that immigrants from the Canary Islands brought a recipe for chili with them when they settled in San Antonio in the early 1700s. Historians do know that chili was a popular meal amongst cowboys and pioneers on the Western frontier. In the 1880s, chili stands became popular in San Antonio selling chili citywide.”

Crab House Deliciousness On Maple Uptown Dallas

A few weeks ago I received a message…

Crab House! Where The Food Is a Rock Star!

“Trey, we’re having the grand opening for the NEW Crab House Seafood and Oyster Bar on Maple in Dallas, can you make it?”

Anyone that knows me will understand I very rarely turn down food. It’s not only my job to report on food, but it’s also my life long passion. I’m passionate about locating the very BEST food and drink, the chefs that prepare it, and the restaurants that host it.

So off we went hammer down!

We attended this fabulous event and I was thirty minutes early like I always am.

When we walked in right off the bat I loved the contemporary wide open space and the available dining on the second floor which looks down on the dining room below.

They also have a fantastic cocktail bar area that is wide open so you can see outside and view the entire dining room.

I’m a big proponent of wide open clean spaces. The perception of wide open spaces seems bigger more inviting and it lends a more vibrant atmosphere.

After we toured the inside I heard, “Trey, you have to see the pool outback! I knew I hadn’t drank any whiskey or craft cocktails yet but when he said pool out back my ears perked up. Pool? Do tell, oh do tell!

Delicious Coastal Cuisine In Texas!

Ahoy My Texas Mates and Mate’its!

Some months back on a sunny afternoon I saw a sign that read The Dock Coastal Cuisine hanging when I walked into the NEW Food Hall On Crockett Row in Fort Worth.

If you’re anything like me, when I see a seafood place or new restaurant open in the DFW area I always wonder how fresh and delicious the cuisine will be.

Anyone can create a brand and open a restaurant or a catering business. It takes someone with drive, dedication, and talent to make it successful. Especially when it involves seafood and the total concept is centered around nothing but seafood.

Deliciousness from The Dock.

Seafood is not only tricky to source, but your supplier must have the same drive, dedication, and pursuit of quality that the restaurant owner has.

Seafood has to be handled with love and care or it can be a disaster for everyone.

Well, my friends, I have to tell you that Chef Brett, owner of The Doc Coastal seafood restaurant and catering truck has definitely got it figured out.

The menu is creative and loaded with fantastic menu items. Everything I’ve tried has been fresh, delicious, and colorful.

The presentations are so good they look like artwork more than they do food to eat.

I interviewed Chef Brett on my food show Trey’s Chow Down Live for an hour. We discussed everything about his life, career, and what drives him to serve some of the best seafood in the Fort Worth and Dallas area.

First and foremost, I learned Brett grew up on the coast and loved seafood. He moved to Texas after he had traveled and worked in various restaurants. He also attended culinary school so he could learn how to master his craft.

After Brett moved to Texas they started The Dock Seafood Truck and Catering Company. As they say, my friends, the rest is history.

The Doc offers some amazing seafood you will fall in love with. I’ve tried three of the sandwiches and the delicious mouth-watering “Crab Chips” with their house prepared sauce.

Chef For Farmers 2019 BEST ONE YET!

Fun, Food, Chefs, Wine, and Champagne.


How can you go wrong with any one of those I just listed? When you put them all together you have event party greatness!

I’ve said this every year now for three years, the Chef For Farmers Event in Dallas is one of the BEST events of the year in the crowded DFW event scene.

I truly wish that every single one of the five million people we reach every month could experience this wonderful event in their lifetime. I did see some of our followers there and enjoyed saying hello to each of you.

This year 2019 was the BEST C.F.F. event I’ve ever attended and the BEST event I attended all year.

That’s a BIG statement considering I attended over 55 events in 2019 so far and have a few more to go.

How does this event get better and better every year? Iris Midler has put together an amazing team of event folks and chefs that continue to achieve the impossible.

They strive to create an amazing atmosphere with incredibly talented chefs that come from all over Texas and the nation to sling deliciousness for everyone to enjoy.

C.F.F. doesn’t just want to throw an event, they want to throw Texas’ biggest and most successful party every year. That’s why they have C.F.F. events for three days! You can’t have Texas biggest party event if you just throw it for a one day, period. You have to start on a Thursday and end on a Sunday. Yes, that’s correct. Days of events where you interact with creative and unbelievably talented celebrity chefs, eat some delicious amazing dishes, drink some creative cocktails, and party with your friends.

It just doesn’t get any better. Let’s discuss the weekly events that happened.

TOP 10 BEST Bloody Mary’s In DFW 🏆

Did I hear someone say, Bloody Mary?

Yes, why yes I did and I went on a serious mission to locate the BEST we have to offer in the North Texas area.

Trey with Celebrity Chef Keith B. Hicks

If you’re one of the 5 million-plus people we reach every month through social media, event happenings, my radio and television podcast show then you’re aware of this fact. BUT I always like to state the obvious.

I’ve tried each one of these BLOODYS! Trust me, I have tried literally hundreds of Bloodys in the last decade. It was all tasted & tested and approved by Trey’s Chow Down and Drink With Trey 

If you love brunch then chances are you love a great Bloody Mary.

I drank Bloody Mary’s between Texas, Florida, California, Washington, New York, even in Jamaica and Mexico. I drink them quite often and have been asked at least 100 times this year or more, “Trey, who has the best Bloody Mary in North Texas?”

Bloody Mary’s are a staple in the national and the Texas brunch scene. It’s a favorite among the cocktail lovers of all ages the young drinkers and the old.

But first, I want to discuss the history of the Bloody Mary because it still blows my mind how it was conceived and created. Just as simple as someone mixing a drink and giving it a name after one long night of drinking. I still laugh at this because so many awesome deals can transpire over cocktails.

The history of the Bloody Mary is simple. It’s only 100 years old.

In FACT, next year is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Bloody Mary.

It was back in the 1920s when Fernand Petiot, an American bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, mixed up equal parts of tomato juice and vodka for a customer who was hungover from a long evening of drinking. He had no idea that his concoction would become world-famous when he agreed with the guy at the bar who suggested he call the drink a Bloody Mary.

Trey with Celebrity Mixologist Aaron Wang

Oh yes, the situations that can transpire over a great cocktail. Big business deals, contract negotiations, job interviews, heck even war invasions and planning have all been discussed and decided over cocktails.

We won’t even discuss what happens on the golf course, lol!

So the question is, “What makes a GREAT or a memorable Bloody Mary?”

Everyone might have a different answer to this question. Some will say it’s vodka, bloody mary mix, the spices you choose, or how it’s prepared.

It seems in our current times everyone is trying to create these monster Bloody Mary’s with all kinds of food and fresh ingredients to create a Texas-size Bloody Mary that nobody can forget.

They will infuse different flavors with the vodka. Use various proteins: ham, beef, and chicken. They have vegetables, cheese, and various types of house prepared bacon and we won’t even discuss the various pickles, fresh peppers, hot sauces they’re using.

They even have Bloody Mary bars where you can create your own memorable Bloody Mary. These bars are unbelievably extensive and or loaded with all kinds of mixes, vegetables, proteins, cheeses, and fruits. Some even have infused pickles and other vegetables for you to experiment with creating a NEW creation.

Drink With Trey spent months investigating and trolling the bar and brunch scene.

I interviewed two local Celebrity Mixologists who are professionals at Bloody Mary creations. Mark Irving from Fort Worth, and Aaron Wang from Dallas. I wanted to have more than just my opinion on what constitutes a FANTASTIC bloody.

Professional Mixologist Mark Irving gives his take on fantastic Bloody Marys.

I ask Mark his thoughts on a Bloody Mary:

“Well thank you for asking Trey, this drink never dies, but it does adapt. It comes in National (Bloody Maria), regional (beef bullion cubes) and Clamato juice up in Northeast. Old Bay spice in the mix or on the glass rim in the Mid Atlantic, and even very local versions. In recent years it has literally become an item on the dinner menu, with more than one protein floating or teetering from the edge of its vessel, basically a shaken and chilled meal with booze in it. The Bloody Mary may be taken for granted but I doubt it will ever disappear.”

What Bloody Mary is your favorite?:

“Well, Trey I myself go for a more traditional style. I like V8 (several veggies), or a good canned tomato juice will suffice. I use the whole small can of either and that will make a good batch, that will refill the first glass that was downed quickly because it’s tasty when done right.”

How do you prepare it, Mark?:

“Trey, two oz Vodka, since this will make a little more than one drink. I add a few or two good hard shakes of Celery salt, a dash or two of Tabasco, four or five good dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Then I add the juice of a nice fresh lemon wedge which helps the spices expand to open up and blend easier. Two to three bar spoons of Olive jc (brine) is a bit of an excellent catalyst too. I add all these ingredients into a large shaker, pack with ice and shake the hell out of it for 30 seconds. I then pour that mixture into a tall pint glass that is half-rimmed with salt, garnish with olives and citrus. This drink should be hearty and thick, viscous and super chilled.”

Damn Mark I want one now!

Mark laughing with his smile.

What if I would like MORE heat, Mark?:

“If you like additional heat I recommend the new Mexican Habanero Pepper Salts, scorpion salts or ghost pepper salts, just a healthy pinch added to the shaker ingredients gives it a remarkable texture, smoked pepper flavors in the Bloody Mary (I know they are available at Olive Oilery in Sundance Square) and other fine disturbers.”

Professional Mixologist Aaron Wang gives his take on fantastic Bloody Marys.

Aaron, Can you please tell me what makes the perfect bloody Mary?:

“Trey, hands down the mix makes the Bloody Mary. You will never be able to taste the vodka in it so the mix is the most important ingredient in a Bloody.”

Aaron, What do you use or prefer for the BEST mix?

“I make my own Bloody Mary mix. But the best commercial mix I’ve ever had is made by Stirrings. But, nothing beats my homemade mix that we use at the Deep Ellum Distillery.”

Aaron, how do you prepare it?:

“When I drink bloody Mary’s I like mine with some spicy heat! So usually Deep Ellum Vodka, my homemade mix, some horseradish, bacon jerky, blue cheese stuffed olives, and a celery stick.”

Aaron, where do you think the most outrageous Bloody is located in Dallas?:

“Anvil pub has crazy Bloody Mary’s! It’s literally a meal! I recently tried one at Ichigoh Ramen lounge in Deep Ellum and it was incredible! They use their pork belly wash inside the Bloody Mary and it is killer! So most outrageous is definitely Anvil pub and the best tasting is definitely Ichigoh.”

Thanks Aaron, now I want a bloody mary and shot of pickle Deep Ellum vodka. Aaron, you want a shot too? Hell Yea I do!

Well, folks that should answer all your Bloody Mary questions for the perfect bloody Mary. Now it’s time to discuss who has some of the BEST and most unique Bloody Marys in the DFW area.

1.The Rim Restaurant 🥇

Burleson, Texas

Chef Keith Button Hicks is slinging deliciousness with his one of a kind chef-driven bloody Mary that is loaded with southern eats. Two chicken wings, two bacon-wrapped shrimp, house prepared stuffed pretzel, Asparagus, Chunk of Andouille Sausage, Various Peppers, vodka, farm-fresh celery, olives, and house-prepared mix. Giddy Up!

A small meal and drink for only $24.00 ( 🎥 Trey’s Chow Down )

2. Anvil Pub Dallas  🥈

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

A 32oz bad boy that is loaded with all kinds of culinary creations. A bacon cheeseburger slider, Onion Ring, fried potato wedges, pickled vegetables, a pickle, and fresh celery with house-made bloody mix. You can add anything to your bloody if you request it. The staff is awesome!

Priced right at only $22.00 ( 🎥 Trey’s Chow Down )

3.Chef’s Point Modern Bar & Restaurant 🥉

Colleyville & Watauga Texas

It all starts with your choice of a domestic beer or mimosa while you wait for your double size order of their signature Bloody Mary that includes the famous Better Than Sex Fried Chicken, a Nolan Ryan slider, waffle fries, grilled shrimp, jalapeno pepper, pickle spear, and bacon.

A BIG meal for $35.00 ( 🎥 Credit: Chef’s Point Video )

Our Story & The Bloody Best

Watch to learn the story of Chef Point and how the Bloody Best came to be!

Posted by Chef Point Bar & Restaurant on Thursday, February 8, 2018

4. Drakes Yoke Food & Wine

Willow Park, Texas

I traveled out to Drakes Yolk to try “The Colonel Bloody Beast” it’s prepared with a mini cheeseburger, deviled egg, cold boiled Shrimp, Smoked Wing, Grilled Bacon, Grilled Jalapeno, Pickled onions, celery, parsley, Olives all on top of a delicious Bloody Mary.

The great thing is it’s only $15 bucks total.

5.Deep Ellum Distillery

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

D.E.D. prepares their award-winning bloody mary with their own tasty vodka and a house prepared mix created by Mixologists Aaron Wang fresh daily. Bloody Mary recipe. Tomato sauce, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Black pepper, White pepper, Garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, Valentina hot sauce, Water And a few more secret ingredients the Aaron WILL NOT tell us because it’s a secret.

Just Part Of Buffalo West Bloody Bar

6. Buffalo West STEAKHOUSE & Restaurant

Fort Worth, Texas

The Bloody Mary Bar is ridiculously crazy but very awesome. It consists of ten different kinds of Bloody Mary Mixes, they have a wide variety of additional items you can add to your drink. Jumbo Shrimp, Fresh Cooked Bacon Strips, Spicy Garlic Pickles, Pepperoni, Asparagus, Blue Cheese Olives, Jalapeno Olives, Sweet, and Sour Gherkin Pickles, Assorted Olives, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Pickled Okra. Each Guest Receives a small Bottle of Tito’s Vodka for their Bloody Mary and you can mix & match any of the mixes the way you so desire. Wow!

7. Maple Leaf Diner

Dallas, Texas

Chef Mike is slinging deliciousness and great cocktails. Oh do I love Maple Leaf, but I’m in LOVE with the Bloody Mary and the chicken and waffles what a great combo. The bloody mary is prepared with. Clamato juice, Iceberg Canadian Vodka, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco with celery salt on the rim and a pickle, a slice of bacon, olives, lemon and celery for garnish. Yummy!

8. Hash House A Go Go

Plano, Texas & Las Vegas Nevada

Hash House A Go Go Bloody!

I tried Bloody’s at booth of these joints. Johnny’s Famous Bloody Mary is prepared with house vodka, house bloody mary mix louisiana hot sauce, fresh horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, smoked bacon & salt rim, romaine lettuce rib, red ripe tomato, hardwood smoked bacon slices, ground pepper and served in a custom made house glass. This thing is awesome. I’ve been to it in Las Vegas and now Plano.

9. Jonathon’s Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas

Chef Jonathon is always creating magic at Jonathon’s.  I say order a fantastic fresh Bloody Mary and the Danger Dogs, yummy! They prepare their Bloody Mary mix from scratch. They use Fresh Roma tomatoes and the chef’s seasoning bloody blend. On the weekends, they offer a fresh Bloody Mary bar which lets everyone garnish as you like and spice it up to their own liking.

10. TruFire

Southlake & Frisco, Texas

I’ve made three trips to Trufire for brunch and each trip has been a pleasure. Great service, vibrant atmosphere, and wonderful staff. The TRUFIRE has a Bloody Mary bar is prepared with in-house Texas vodka infusions with either lemon peel peppercorn, cilantro garlic basil, or fresh jalapeno. Even better, you can create your own mix!

Well that about sums it up for my drinking buddies.

Please follow us on FACEBOOK at Drink With Trey for more on cocktails, bars, clubs, and lots of laughs!

Please view Trey’s live shows with The Rim Team, The Deep Ellum Team, and Mark Irving below! 

Trey’s Chow Down & Drink With Trey LIVE Talk Show With The Rim Team 

Trey’s Chow Down and Drink With Trey LIVE Talk Show With Deep Ellum Distillery Team.

Trey’s Chow Down LIVE and Drink With Trey Professional Mixologist Mark Irving 

Toasted Coffee + Kitchen Fort Worth

Toasted Coffee + Kitchen (Crockett Row at West 7th) + KITCHEN IS NOW OPEN ON Crockett Row at West 7th.

Toasted Fort Worth
To Celebrate the Restaurant is Offering $2 Lattes Through October 31st
The Toasted Coffee + Kitchen Fort Worth outpost is open in Crockett Row at 2972 Crockett Street, Fort Worth. To celebrate Toasted is offering Fort Worthians $2 lattes from now until October 31st. Guests should simply mention this article to redeem.
Toasted is designed for coffee and carbs lovers to hang-out anytime … day or night. Whether headed into the office, looking for a new spot for lunch, work, or study, or gathering with friends for brunch or cocktails on the patio, Toasted has you covered. The restaurant specializes in over-the-top, fancy-a$$ toasts and craft coffee but it’s not just a two-trick pony. The menu also features salads bursting with flavors, healthy entrees, specialty sandwiches, indulgent brunch favorites, desserts, and much more.
Toasted opens weekdays at 7:00am and weekends at 8:00am. The new spot stays open until 10:00pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and 9:00pm Sundays through Tuesdays.
The Toasted Story:
Bob Sinnott, Owner of TOASTED Coffee + Kitchen, holds 30 years of financial experience for regional and national restaurant chains, including Chili’s, On The Border, Macaroni Grill, Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, El Fenix, Maggiano’s, Corner Bakery, Meso Maya, Snuffer’s, Tony Roma’s, Bennigan’s, Steak & Ale, Taco Bueno, and Black-Eyed Pea. After graduating with highest honors with an accounting degree from The University of Texas in Austin, Sinnott began his professional career at KPMG, where his clients primarily consisted of national restaurant and retail chains.
Whether it is Mexican, Italian, burgers, or steaks, Sinnott has played it, analyzed it, and devoured it. He’s experienced public, private, and private-equity ownership and growth strategies ranging from heavy leverage to no leverage. But whatever the genre, price-point, or expansion plan, Sinnott understands that none of it works without quality food and service.