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New restaurant brings Korean-style corn dogs to Grand Prairie
Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs, a super-popular fast food restaurant sometimes called the most famous hot dog in Korea, has opened a new location in Grand Prairie’s Asia Times Square, CultureMap reports. The chain, which has rebranded several times for different markets and also goes by the name of Myungrand or Zzang Hot Dog, is known for it’s deep-fried hot dogs on a stick, stuffed with everything from like gooey mozzarella to squid ink to crispy potatoes, and topped with spicy sauces or Hot Cheetos dust. A Two Hands/Myungrand location opened in Carrollton in 2019, and another landed in Lewisville in January 2020. The Grand Prairie location is at 2625 West Pioneer Pkwy, Suite 213.
J. Rae’s brings mini cheesecakes, top shelf cookies to Lovers Lane
The newest location of popular Fort Worth bakery J. Rae’s has is now open at The Pavilion on Lovers Lane. The bakery sells homemade deserts inspired by owner Audrey Dixon’s aunt, including cookies in classic flavors like snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, and white chocolate macadamia nut, alongside customizable sugar cookies, cake balls, seasonal pies and 5-inch cheesecakes perfect for a single serving. The new location, at 5600 W Lovers Lane, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Virtual grilled cheese restaurant launches in Plano
A new ghost restaurant from the mind behind Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill is focusing solely on grilled cheeses, with seven twists on the beloved classic sandwich. In a press release, Chef Ryan Oruch of Sea Breeze said he believes that great grilled cheese is the perfect vehicle for showcasing a wide variety of ingredients and flavors.
The menu at Plano Grilled Cheese Company (not to be confused with existing Bishop Arts restaurant Dallas Grilled Cheese Company) includes dishes like a crab cake grilled cheese with white cheddar and remoulade and a chicken, bacon and ranch sandwich with friend chicken tenders. The restaurant also offers soups, coleslaw and french fries. Orders with Plano Grilled Cheese Company can be made at the restaurant’s website or via Favor.