Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Doug and Bruski's

Ways that Doug and Bruski's is not a typical restaurant-sports bar: 1. It’s at the tony Shops at Willowbend in Plano. 2. Comes from the folks who own Canyon Café (doug & bruce & pat), which is no slouch. 3. Has upscale menu w/ applewood-smoked salmon, roast chick, "white" lasagna w/ chick&vegs as well as the more manly burgers & prime rib. It’s pushing the family thing w/ pool tables, video room, etc. Coincidence? It has the same initials as a certain other sports-bar rest chain.

6121 W. Park Blvd (@ NW corner of Tollway), plano. 972-202-4599. opening mid-october

17 Comments:

At September 27, 2005 12:41 PM, Blogger TG said...

ms.ery, who liked the wolfgang puck self-heating coffees so much, might be interested in this

 
At September 27, 2005 1:31 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

How space-age is that?

 
At September 27, 2005 2:34 PM, Blogger Ron said...

What's next? Leftovers that eat themselves?

 
At September 27, 2005 4:25 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

I didn't say I liked them SO MUCH, but I liked them OK and I could see there'd be times when you'd be grateful to have one or two around. Also, when you're doing something else, like playing Canasta on the computer, you tend to let your coffee get cold (if you're like me). I liked it that the containers keep the coffee really hot for a long time.

But, TG, re today's posting. I am searching my memory for how Canyon Cafe started. Was Pyles partially behind it? Don't think the present owners started it.

 
At September 27, 2005 5:06 PM, Blogger BK said...

To the best of my knowledge, Pyles has never been involved. Canyon Cafe restaurants emerged with the founding of a company in 1989 by Jack Baum in Dallas, who bought the floundering Sam's Cafe in the Crescent and converted it to Southwestern. He soon expanded to Phoenix and to the tollway at Trinity Mills -- The Elephant Bar is the old Canyon Cafe space. Had other cities too, and then struggled. Then, there was a chef/mgt buy-out of the Canyon/Sam's that were left.

I used to love Sam's food. Funny how that corner has stuggled ever since Sam's closed and Nick Badovinus' 'Oui Oui' started the merry-go-round of nosh-failures there.

 
At September 27, 2005 6:02 PM, Blogger TG said...

how about that BK (who's been somewhat underground) - nice chunk of knowledge there! sam's was one of the first places i was taken to, when i moved to dallas in '91. i thought it was pretty damn good. and yes that location, which has had so much excitement, seems inexplicably doomed

 
At September 27, 2005 6:33 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

i liked the odd couple links, although i'm aggravated with tony randall for having a child when he was nearing 70 (?) 80 (?).
why do men have children so old... just because they can, eh donald?

 
At September 27, 2005 7:08 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

If you've still got it, it's a shame to waste it, ClaireV. Besides, I need somebody not to give my inheritance to.

I can buy and sell Tony Randall. Fag.

 
At September 27, 2005 7:13 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

Also, fuck Martha Stewart. And whatever lackey who's supposed to update my pic at NBC. That guy is fired!

 
At September 27, 2005 7:29 PM, Anonymous melania said...

I'm joost hoppy to hev a bun in zee oven. Eet's like a retirement plan.

 
At September 27, 2005 7:31 PM, Blogger TG said...

clairevoyant is, as always, perceptive -- such a good eye to note the convergence of tony randall AND walter matthau

 
At September 27, 2005 7:43 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

There better be something on the table when I come home. IF I come home.

 
At September 27, 2005 11:46 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

i was surprised, and pleased, to learn tony randall was born in oklahoma.

 
At September 28, 2005 9:49 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Great, more Plano!

 
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