Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Home Sweet Home Cookin'

The SW corner of park & 75 is a hit-or-miss thing. Fishmonger’s has done OK for years and ugh there’s a Chili's. But it's seen lotsa M&Ps (mom & pops, helloooo) come and go, mostly go. Home Sweet Home Cookin’, which opened a couplo mths ago in a space formerly occupied by Amici Pizza (see what I’m sayin), does convey a clear message w/ its name: It's a home-cooking place. But owner LaDonna is less forthcoming (even a wee bit paranoid) about divulging her last name; fascinating philosophy for a restaurateur, eh. Her menu includes pot roast, Hawaiian chicken, pork chops, a ¾-pound burger, homemade chicken strips, cakes, and pies.

1915 N. Central Expy #500, plano. 972-633-0710

30 Comments:

At June 22, 2005 10:09 AM, Anonymous regular reader said...

hawaiian chicken, huh? sounds like we're on a pineapple trend. and what by the way are "homemade chicken strips?"

 
At June 22, 2005 10:51 AM, Blogger Ron said...

they may require a lathe

 
At June 22, 2005 10:56 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

on the farm, the way you make a chicken strip is to plunge it in a pot of boiling water. then you start grabbing at its feathers. pretty soon it's nekkid as a jaybird.

 
At June 22, 2005 12:13 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Yeah? but what if you really wanted chicken?

 
At June 22, 2005 1:19 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

is the sea grill closed? wasn't it on this corner? i haven't been in several years but it did have some pretty wonderful thai-new american seafood.

 
At June 22, 2005 2:07 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

did you go there in person? maybe your blue hair made her too scared to give her last name. i know it made me "jump" the first time i saw it. just kidding, ha ha.

 
At June 22, 2005 5:58 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

tg: know anything about grace baking of san francisco? kroger's is carrying a chewy loaf of bread that has whole garlic cloves baked in it. several other breads, too, i believe, tho only tried the garlic. i like

 
At June 22, 2005 6:04 PM, Anonymous alice peevy said...

they have a web site: www.gracebaking.com. you should look before you ask someone else to do your research,

 
At June 22, 2005 6:36 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

Maybe LaDonna wants to be Madonna, or Cher, or Clairevoyant and only have one name.

 
At June 22, 2005 7:37 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

does satan have a last name?

 
At June 22, 2005 7:51 PM, Blogger TG said...

ladonna didn't seem to have the kind of diva personality that you find in the madonnas, chers, and clairevoyants of the world.

perhaps clairevoyant could summon her powers to glean ladonna's last name and share it with us. ledonna banana? ledonna yawanna. ledonna le'reed

 
At June 22, 2005 7:54 PM, Blogger TG said...

as for the sea cruise, i mean, sea grill - on the tollway? are we getting our north-south freeways confused? never been in meself.

grace baking, NEWS TO ME! and there's nothing more exciting than news about BREAD! but doesn't WF have its own bakery? tho they did carry empire breads for a while.

db, i know the sight of blue hair can be TERRIFYING to some (some WUSSES, that is), but my conversation w/ the oh-so elusive ladonna was via phone. maybe that was enough to scare her. i'm a regular woodward & bernstein on the horn, baby

 
At June 22, 2005 8:06 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Satan's last name is Link. You saw that coming, didn't you Clairvoyant?

 
At June 22, 2005 8:42 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

TG: The store carrying Grace Baking breads is not WF but the Kroger on Mockingbird. They too have a bakery, but I think it is staffed by the Keebler elves. Have never bought any of their breads a 2nd time, and wouldn't have discovered the Grace Baking garlic bread except they had some slices out for tasting. I was starving; making my regular dinner run of free grocery store samples. One taste and I sprung for a whole loaf. Also bought some jug wine, dog and cat food, a couple pieces of Kroger's yummy if grease-laden fried chicken and I was set for the night.

 
At June 22, 2005 8:45 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

Twisted: Are you any kin to Missing Link? We served together in 'Nam. Great guy, just needed a body shave every other day.

 
At June 22, 2005 8:49 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

He got killed in 'Nam. That's the official family story, and I'm sticking to it.

 
At June 22, 2005 8:51 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

Sea Grill did move from 75 to a West Plano location, tho I thought it kept the original spot open at the same time. It might have changed names with the move, too. Maybe a blog reader with access to DMN library could look it up. I hope it survived; the chef was extraordinary.

 
At June 22, 2005 8:53 PM, Blogger TG said...

charlotte, you know i'm a fan of jug wine. with dog and cat food, do you go with red or white? Ball, my siamese, insisted on champagne tnite and i couldn't say no. you DID say kroger, didn't you. nice to hear of a s'mkt chain willing to be innovative (but i'll bet the inner city krogers are far more avant-garde than the ones on plano eastside).

 
At June 22, 2005 8:57 PM, Anonymous chewbacca said...

db, are you saying that Missing Link had lots of body hair? does anybody know, does body hair run in the family?

 
At June 22, 2005 9:03 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

tg: nice you have a siamese. nicer that my granddog is a catahoula, the state dog of louisiana. you never met a smarter, funnier, fiercer dog. she has the mailman, fedex and upi guys scared to death, does wonderful groucho marx imitations, twirls her treats like a cowboys cheerleader, and has a few other tricks i'm thinking of taking to david letterman. she's a hound dog, from the pound, and maybe, judging by her size, part great dane, but as a long-time cat person, i've rediscovered why dogs are among our best friends.

ps: there also is a grandcat, who got the cat food, tho frankly i am partial to the dog.

 
At June 22, 2005 9:47 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

I PEE ON YOUR SWAMP DOG!

 
At June 23, 2005 6:43 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

twisted: do i see a family resemblance between you and your dawg?

 
At June 23, 2005 10:45 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Yeah. That's my mom.

 
At June 23, 2005 1:12 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

my long deceased first cat "shadow" told me last week, (i was channeling):
"http://www.bellagreetings.com/hal/card.php?ID=1448"

 
At June 23, 2005 3:34 PM, Anonymous witch hazel said...

clairevoyant: my cat really loved your card. for his reaction, see bella greetings 1669

 
At June 23, 2005 3:38 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

tg: help! start a new topic

 
At June 23, 2005 3:39 PM, Anonymous polar negri. said...

as a child in greenland, i had a musk ox. it was the sweetest thing!

 
At June 23, 2005 5:45 PM, Blogger TG said...

NYCE is a little slow today. i blame the publicists at pepperidge farm. but a product shot just came in!

 
At June 23, 2005 5:46 PM, Blogger TG said...

and p.s. clairevoyant, since when was shadow YOUR cat? hrrumph

 
At June 23, 2005 6:10 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

IT'S ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!

 

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