The big news this weekend on the square is the storewide inventory reduction 33 to 80 % off sale at Jenny Lynn’s. I asked the lady as I walked in what the reason for the sale was but she didn’t know. All she knew was that they were wanting to reduce their current inventory levels. Hopefully, it is to make room for new items. I hadn’t been in Jenny Lynn’s before. Somewhere I had read that it was a fabric store so I expected it to be like Joann’s Fabrics. That really couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you haven’t been in, Jenny Lynn’s is like a one stop home decorating center. There is on-site framing, on-site upholstery and on site silk floral arrangements. There is a wide selection of furniture and tons of decorative touches, including some really great gift items. My favorite was a beautiful coffee cup, saucer and cloth package complete with a package of fancy coffee put together as a set for less than $20. Really posh looking. There was the prettiest baby crib I’ve ever seen in real life. It looked like something the Victorian parents in a Disney animation would use – an octogonal, beribboned basonet with a canopy. At around $800 (this thing is truly gorgeous), I overheard the women in front of me joking about how they would feel the first time a baby threw up on the bumpers. I didn’t look to see if they were machine washable. It truly was magnificent though and is reason enough just to stop in and look around.
I stopped by Gregory’s Bistro to make notes of the menu and got to speak with one of the owner’s. Gregory’s Bistro is a new addition to the square, occupying the space where Malaga was before moving to the garden cafe. This is a husband-wife team that have moved up from Plano where they have had a good following for the past few years. They are also moving into the Historic District, so they really are diving into McKinney full force. They have re-done the inside of the old Malaga’s site and will be redoing the outside soon. Of course, that’s all cosmetic. This is a restaurant, so it’s really all about the food. Note, they are BYOB.
The lunch menu looks phenomenal:
Shrimp tossed in shallots, basil, cherry tomatoes served over penne pasta and goat cheese, $7
Grilled chicken breast, basil risotto and citrus butter sauce, $7
Grilled salmon on a bed of tapenade served with baby spinach, $8
Boneless pork chop, chipolte glaze and mashed potatoes, $8
Pan Seared Chilean seabass, provencale sauce and carmelized onion, $11
The dinner menu looks just as good but is a little pricey:
Grilled, thyme and garlic marinated chicken, sun dried tomato puree, $17
Grilled salmon on a bed of tapenade, balsamic glaze and baby spinach tossed in honey dressing, $19
Chipolte glaze grilled boneless pork chop with goat cheese penne pasts, $20
Steamed mussels with spicy curry sauce tossed with linquini and tomatoes, $20
Roasted rack of lamb, provencale sauce and couscous, $26
Pan-seared chilean seabass, citrus flavored risotto and grilled asparagus, $28
Petite Steak Au Poivre topped with a brandy peppercoron sauce, $30
I got by lots of stores this weekend as the weather was so nice for a change. I stopped in and talked to the owner of Tom Lavy’s Stonewood Creators and petted his resident retriever, Tater. He said that the power outage over the weekend was corrected on Saturday but was spotty, leaving them blowing fuses and without heat. All is working now and running smoothly. He has a great inventory at the moment and at good prices. There was a cute bunny rabbit figurine that I expected to be over twenty dollars but was only $15.95. Special Things has an especially eye-catching Tiffany-style lamp in their window for $148. Another Place and Time is having a 25-75% sale until Sunday. U Bee Dazzled is having a 40% off sale on their fall items and Hello Kitty merchandise and a 30% off sale on all Valentine’s inventory.
That’s pretty much it from the square this weekend. Look for these events this week on the square:
Feb 22nd – Classic movies shown at MPAC. Petticoat Junction is playing at MPAC at 2:00, Charade (a Cary Grant classic) is playing at 7:00, tickets $3
Feb 25th & 26th – Word of Mouth Productions presents Treasure Island at MPAC. 10 AM
Feb 26th & 27th – Word of Mouth Productions presents Noah’s Ark at MPAC. 7:30 PM
Feb 28th (next Sunday) – Barrage performs at MPAC. Special dinner & performance tickets are available. You buy the ticket to the performance and can get any entree at Churchill’s for $10 or any 5 tapas at Cafe Malaga’s for $20.
Don’t forget to check out my other blog post about the two fasion shows also scheduled for this week.
Until next time,