Food, fun and football team up to clinch the win this weekend in McKinney, Texas. From homemade wood-fired pizza served with a side of music to the most anticipated football game of the year, there is something super in store for everyone this Super Bowl Weekend. McKinney foodies, music lovers, film buffs and football fans alike will be dancing in the end zone by Sunday. Early predictions for MVP round out this week’s list of Fave Five fun things to do.
5. Start pre-game festivities Thursday, Jan. 30 with Open Mic Jam! With Buzz Andrews at Cadillac Pizza Pub. The fun starts at 8 p.m. As one of McKinney’s favorite entertainers, Buzz (pictured above), shares the stage with budding musical artists and veterans alike. In the spirit of the game at hand, I suggest you order the Sporty Pepper from Caddy Pub’s menu. This all-star pie features all-natural red sauce, roma tomatoes, sport peppers, genoa salami, hand torn basil, garlic/tex/Italian spices and house-blend mozzarella. Team it up with your favorite beer on tap and let the games begin.
4. If sweet jazz riffs and upright bass are more your thing, check out Jazz Night at Churchill’s British Restaurant and Pub. Starting Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., our favorite folks from across the pond invite us to join them for this special event. Enjoy a selection from a menu featuring English pub foods and brews as a jazz trio entertains with music sure to warm your heart and soul.
3. It might be a while before Cowboy fans truly celebrate Super Bowl weekend.“In The Meantime”, raise a Shiner with singer/songwriter Chris Knight Friday, Jan. 31 at Hank’s Texas Grill.The Lone Star state loves Knight so much, our governor made him an “Honorary Texan” in 2006. With general admission seating, and a laid-back show schedule, get there early enough to enjoy your favorite southern comfort food. Mike and the Moonpies open for Knight in the 8-8:30-ish time frame, with Knight taking the stage around 9:30-10 p.m. Click here to grab tickets now.
2. Film Fans, McKinney Performing Arts Center is the place to be on Saturday, February 1. The North Texas Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society presents, Wings, the World War I flying epic starring Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Harold Arlen and Gary Cooper. Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture, and the only Oscar bestowed upon a silent movie, Wings tells the story of two flyboys falling for the same girl. Dr. Bill Hansen, principal organist at First Baptist Dallas, will do the honors, playing the movie’s musical score on MPAC’s 1926 Wurlizter Theater Pipe Organ Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door. Children pay $5 in advance or $7 at the door, with Seniors over 65 admitted free with required ticket. Click here to make a reservationor call the MPAC box office at 214-544-4630.
1. Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you stay in or go out, chances are, a television will be dialed into the most anticipated football game of the year and the table will be laden with all manner of Game Day foods. Traditionally, we host family at our place. This year, my husband David’s Game Day menu includes his special take on pulled-pork sliders and brisket tacos. Winning! What yummy treats make up your Game Day table?
So that’s it for this week Sports Fans. Which activities make you want to dance in the end zone? Whatever you choose to do, here’s hoping your team wins, and my Fave Five list helps as you consider your weekend game plan. Go Cowboys!
Writer Michele Stevens Bernard is a foodie, music-lover, baseball-junkie and unashamed homer. As owner of MSB Media Content Source, nothing pleases her more than to shine a light on the people, places and things that make her hometown McKinney, Texas unique, amusing and tasty by nature. Check out her contributions on TSB and her blog at McKinneyFoodie.com.