Thursday, March 31, 2016

Yum! Yum! You Might Want Some!!!

I just had THE BEST veggie burger of MY LIFE!!  Now I know that may not speak to many of you out there, BUT, as for the food and fare at The Royale Magnificent Burgers, I found it to be fresh, inventive and delicious. My dining companion & father, Pat Przada agreed! The menu seems to offer something for everyone.  Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores ALL can find something yummy and satisfying! ;) This is a gourmet twist on a burger joint in all ways: menu, decor and offerings- even their website is fun & kitschy!  Check it out!

Here is the meal breakdown-

Me- The Veggie Spectacle Burger with Yucca Fries & A Deliciously Tangy-Sweet Pomegranate Ketchup. This savory burger is just the right mix of toasted almonds, raisins, orzo, mushrooms & lentils, among a few other things.  It was pure perfection to this veggie-burger-lover.  Too often, restaurants boast a veggie burger on their menus, but it is the same frozen black bean pattie that I can grill at home.  NO. THANKS.  This, on the other hand, was a delightful, made-from-scratch surprise, and it made my day! The Yucca Fries were a bit of a creamy texture and were a luxe departure from the usual fries one might order with a burger.

Pat- AKA as my father & Realtor Extraordinaire- The Turkey Tradition This spin on a favorite meal boasted it all!  Ground, organic turkey, cranberry relish, sweet potato aioli & creamed spinach. The cracked wheat bun was a great crispy topper to this gem of a meal. I think Pat thought this was a good alternative to a burger and one could make a few revisions such as swapping out spinach for the creamed spinach, and going LIGHT on the aioli, in order to make it a bit heart-healthier.

Other menu offerings include-

  • several, flavorful incarnations of Poutine
  • many other types of gourmet burgers
  • flight of fries- um, yes PLEASE!
  • varied and fresh salads
  • milkshakes- salted caramel- what...what!
  • house made sodas

The Royale has been open for a month. The staff was warm and the food yummy.  No doubt, they are still finding their groove, as a few published menu items are on the docket to be added, and will most certainly make a nice addition to the extensive list of offerings. 

All in all, it was a great father-daughter lunch in which we discovered a new place that has promise! Next, I'll have to talk my major-burger-loving husband into a date night there! There is a milkshake and a cocktail that are calling my name! I know just the person I can tempt to share them with me! ;)

You outing to this restaurant might pair just beautifully with an afternoon full of hiking at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.  That way, you can enjoy much of what spring-time in Texas has to offer...beautiful weather and outdoor exercise. Then, go eat whatever you want and worry less about a bit of gluttonous consumption. Date night, family date, lunch after an matter your reason, enjoy The Royale Magnificent Burgers in West Plano Village!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Where To Go? Where To Go?

Many times, home owners know a change is needed.  In many of those cases, a job necessitates a move, or enrollment in a particular school is the reason.  Sometimes, the root cause for a move can be attributed to a lack of space or even too much space. Often, homeowners wish to learn more about a new community and how it compares to their current community. TEAM-PRZADA to the rescue, you could say!

Pat & Nancie have a wonderful working knowledge of North Texas area communities!  In addition to the vast information they can provide, check out TEAM-PRZADA's website, On this site, you can sign up to create an account and have access to a great tool, Market Insider, for learning about new communities.  Market Insider generates data driven reports by zip code.  Users can even compare two zip codes to learn about demographics, schools, price trends, market trends, weather risks and much, much more.  Log on and start comparing today!

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Market Insider- Comparison of Two Zip Codes