Restaurants / Openings

New American Tavern Restaurant Brings Clubby Vibe to Quiet North Texas Corner

CraftWorks Kitchen's Owners are Restaurant Vets With a Clear Neighborhood Vision

BY // 08.17.19

A brand new American tavern restaurant from a duo of restaurant executives is coming to Plano. CraftWorks Kitchen will be opening at LakeSide Market at 5809 Preston Road, Suite 578 this October.

A bit of a random little area, best known for the big Weir’s Furniture Village, the new spot plans to add a little nightlife to the scene that currently includes a Bread Winners, Mi Cocina and Taverna Rossa.

COO and culinary lead Mike Hutchinson is opening the new spot with a background of running operations at Kenny’s Restaurant Group (Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill), alongside Troy Cooper who will serve as president and CEO.

A 3,100 square foot space, the owners are striving for a warm and cozy feel with a dining room that seats 70 people. A “clubby bar” will seat 15. And an outdoor patio will fit about 50 people and feature live entertainment on weekends.

Although the menu is still being devised, CraftWorks plans to serve both lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Ancho Spiced Candied Bacon, Blue Cheese Chips and New Orleans-inspired chicken wings are already on the docket for appetizers. Entrees will range from a duck fat sous vide filet and salmon to ahi tuna and pastas.

CraftWorks also will have an array of salads, soups and sandwiches like a Reuben with house-cured pastrami.


And of course, all of the alcohol will be available. It is a tavern. With a signature and frozen cocktail menu, curated wine list and draft beer all planned, it’ll be a place to come drink, eat and listen to tunes with your tavern buddies.

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