Attention, suburbanites: The city of McKinney's historic downtown square will get a new addition next week with the arrival of Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, brought to you by former Stampede 66 chef Jon Thompson and Johnny Carros, who previously served as general manager at Jasper's.
As you might expect from a place called Sugarbacon, the menu's got plenty of pork products including tasty-sounding housemade tater tots with pulled pork, pimento cheese, and barbecue aioli, plus the namesake "Sugarbacon" appetizer (Berkshire pork belly that's smoked in-house, glazed with ancho barbecue sauce, and served atop crostini with spicy bread-and-butter pickles). The dessert menu looks noteworthy, too, with chocolate-hazelnut icebox pie and butterscotch banana pudding (served in a mason jar, natch).
A press release explains that the Sugarbacon is "housed in what was a service station for more than 80 years." A thorough makeover includes concrete floors, brick walls, reclaimed oak, and gray subway tile, and there's also a climate-controlled patio (which will certainly be appreciated once the normal summer temps set in). A craft cocktail list comes courtesy of talented barman Sean Conner, the former Whiskey Cake fixture who now owns Pie 3.14 in Lewisville.
Sugarbacon opens next Wednesday, June 24 for lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch to be added later on this summer. Scope out the dinner menu below: