Frisco in Five Meals

Posted by: admin September 15th, 2018

A great way to experience a new town is to search out the best food and immerse yourself amongst the locals.  Food is a great way to bring people together to celebrate life.  Here are some suggestions to help plan for a great culinary experience in Frisco.

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Breakfast:

Butterhorn Café ($$) is well known in Summit County for being a fantastic choice for breakfast.  The menu is southwest inspired with something for everyone.  The in-house bakery produces all of their biscuits, croissants, bread, and take-home desserts.  

Try the “Eggs Butterhorn” that has 2 poached eggs on a freshly baked croissant with Canadian bacon, fresh avocado, topped with house red pepper sauce, and served with homemade home fries, $10.95.  Their delicious coffee is served with real cream and sugar.

Lunch:

Prost Fine Beers and Sausages ($) is a personal favorite of mine.  Founded by brewmaster Scott Pohlman in 2010 as a “slice of Bavaria”.  Prost features imported sausages and beers with 10 tap handles of styles such as lagers, ales, doppelbocks, wheat, and chouffes.  Live music happens every Tue @ 8 pm featuring “The Voice” finalist Beau Thomas, as well as a bluegrass acoustic circle every Wed @ 8 pm.

Try the elk jalapeno & cheddar sausage that includes free toppings such as sauerkraut, shredded cheddar, onions, sweet peppers, and several high-end mustards, $8.95.

Happy Hour:

Ollies Pub & Grub ($) was re-founded in its’ modern day Frisco location in 2009.  The original restaurant was founded by lumberjack Ollie who created a restaurant to feed the hungry miners of Frisco during the late 1800s.  All items are prepared fresh, never frozen.  The layout is split between a pub area with 16 HD TVs with a complete sports package and a family dining area.  There’s even an arcade room!

Try the “build your own” quesadilla for only $6 between 3-6pm.  It’s plenty of food, and you can choose any two toppings in addition to a side of salsa and sour cream.  Choose from 12 local craft beers on tap for only $3.50.  My personal recommendation is the 90 Schilling amber ale at 5.9% abv.

Moosejaw ($) was created by “Mama Moose” in 1973 with the bold vision to create “the finest burger this world has ever tasted.”  This place is a Summit County staple that every local has patronized.  If you’re looking to interact with the locals, you’ll be happy you came here!  Wet your whistle with the finest pour of PBR ever, no kidding.  They ice down the $8 pitcher and champagne flute before serving.  There are two pool tables, an arcade room, and open mic every Thu @ 10 pm.  Happy hour is 5-7pm.

Try “The Jaw” burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.  Served with killer beer battered fries in a plain ol’ plastic tray, $8.25.  Nothing fancy, just great food for $2 less than Wendy’s!

Dinner:

The “hands down” winner of dinner are Vinny’s ($$$).  Chef Vinny created his Euro-American inspired restaurant with the goal of providing farm-to-table dishes at the best price possible.  All foods are grown organically, sourced locally, and are free of chemicals, antibiotics, and preservatives.  Voted “Best Restaurant in Frisco” for 2016-17, you can’t go wrong for a romantic date!

Try the Slow Braised Lamb Shank with port wine lamb shank reduction, choice of starch, and vegetable du jour for $32.