As some of my more loyal readers know, I have a certain radius that I remain inside. However, my friend Liz (some of you may know her as @ohheydallas) requested my company out to PLANO, (yes, Plano), to try out Whiskey Cake. Bribed with a chauffeur and a $50 gift card, I obliged.
When we walked into the large, rustic building, the hostess semi-greeted us and took a phone number at which to text us from her iPad when our table was ready (how sci-fi) … which was meant to be a mere 45 minutes later (ON A WEDNESDAY, YOU MUST BE KIDDING!?). We pushed our way through the middle-aged Plano-ites and families and found a spot at the crowded bar beside a guy who was very obviously there to find date. (Yikes.)
The bartender handed us a comically large menu and we perused the alcoholic concoctions available to us. Their choices are all very clever–some are classic cocktails and they also have a few newbies. My first drink was a Texas Bluebonnet (a delightful mix of açaí blueberry vodka, prosecco, and egg white). It danced on my tongue and made me wonder why I don’t eat blueberries more often, but it wasn’t very strong. Liz got the French 75 which was quite good, but it’s tough to mess up a French 75. (I got some shit for writing that … and as classic cocktails go, it’s one of the less difficult ones if you have half of idea of what you’re doing.)
What seemed like less than 30 minutes later, we got our text message and made our way to the hostess box (yes, box), were seated, and greeted by a bubbly young lady. She was one of the best waitresses I can ever remember having–friendly, quick, and very amenable to any request.
Dinner begged another round of drinks and I had the Guava Gimlet and Liz partook in the basil version. Both were good and very refreshing, but seemed out of place with the cooler weather. (Perhaps they should move to a fall menu?) Overall, I think the drinks are well made, but nothing groundbreaking … and the only have three kinds of ice. (Totally sarcastic – I love a good variety of ice.) … I ordered a scotch to go with the Whiskey Cake just so our waitress would make an ice ball at our table.
The food was delicious. The only thing I could have hoped for in the food department was that my stomach was larger so that I could have eaten more. To get the full run-down of our experience, check out OhHeyDallas’s review of the food we ate here: Whiskey Cake – OhHeyDallas.com.