I’ve had a wonderful day on the square and I have lots of photos to prove it but I have to tell you about this bit of news right away. While McKinney downtown has already become a Mecca of non-chain original restaurants, Sunday’s Dinner adds a new diversity to the mix. Finally, downtown McKinney can boast the addition of “soul food” to the menu.
Nestled near the foot of the Historic Flour Mill on the east side of McDonald street, Sunday’s Dinner is the new tenant where Alice’s Tea Shoppe used to be. I had ventured over that way to check out the Old Red Lumberyard’s monthly sale and noticed that they were open, so I had to pull over and check it out. Another shopper and I struck up a conversation and we were wondering if it was really soul food when I realized that they were open. So, I went in and asked.
There were three ladies inside. One didn’t want to be photographed because she was wearing a purple shirt instead of red, like the others. Sunday’s Dinner just opened last Thursday and, yes, they really do have soul food. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM, providing southern style meals and specializing in daily “Recession Buster Meals”.
Their menu will change on a daily basis but here is a transcription of what they had on their menu on the day I stopped in:
Dinner Plates $7.59
Barbeque pork ribs, grilled chicken, fried chicken, brisket, neck bones & meatloaf $1.99 per serving
Sides – Collard greens, green beans, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, corn on the cob, mac-n-cheese, fried okra, black-eyed peas, cabbage, pinto beans, mashed potatoes and rice $1.57 per serving
Chitterings $3.00 per serving
Desserts – peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, buttermilk pie, lemon chess pie, chocolate cake, strawberry cake, whip cream pound cake, easy pound cake, vanilla & cookies-n-cream ice cream $2.99
Breads – corn bread, dinner rolls, white bread, wheat bread, Texas toast $1.15
Baskets – hamburger, hotdog, hot wing, catfish and corndog $6.75
Yum….. I’ve never had chitterings though I’ve always heard of them. I’ve really never had the opportunity to try real honest-to-goodness soul food. I’m going to have to take the hubby and see what soul food is all about.
Until next time,