We Ate Well Food Tour-McKinney, Texas

Hey Hey!

Happy Monday!

This is one of the only weeks this summer we have NOTHING on the schedule...no camps, no tournaments, no holidays, no out of town things.  We're at home all week {minus a few night games} and I'm actually really excited about it.  This mama is ready for some downtime!  We have fun plans to hit up the pool with friends and I'm sure we'll stay up way too late every night.

For today, I have a fun little recap for you.  Marla {my mother-in-law} invited us to join her and some out of town friends on the We Ate Well Food Tour in Downtown McKinney this past weekend.

Ebby Lee and I showered AND did our hair for this.  haha!  Anyone else living with crazy hair after days at the pool?  Am I the only one?

Our meeting spot for the tour was Patina Green.  

If you've never heard of Patina Green, you're missing out!  :)  They are a farm-to-table restaurant and market that serves lunch daily...the most delicious sandwiches to be exact.  They also have a variety of special dinner events.  You can see them all online.  I've heard their Market Dinners are a great time, but Tab and I haven't attended one yet.

Patina Green had the cutest little table waiting for us.

With all of my goodies.

We were served hickory smoked ham, smoked cheddar, and jalapeno peach jelly on the jalapeno cheddar loaf.  DELICIOUS!  This sandwich was voted BEST IN TEXAS by Food Network.
#andwhoargueswithfoodnetwork

I'm also a big fan of the roasted cauliflower sandwich.  It might sound weird, but it's a very close second to the ham and cheese pictured above.

The tour began at 11:30 a.m. and the guide at each stop gave us a set time to be finished by so we kept the tour right on schedule.

Just a typical Saturday in McKinney...

Harvest is usually another stop on the tour, but this particular day they had a private event inside the restaurant.  So we skipped this stop.

You can see the Halloween dinner I hosted at Harvest here if you missed it.

Second stop...Cadillac Pizza!

Smokey Pie...my very favorite pizza in all of McKinney.  :)

Stop #3 was a stop at Ettiene Market, which is a gourmet kitchen store.

That served us the BEST maple syrup.  It was so good in fact that Ebby Lee declared this stop her favorite.

Then we headed over to Landon Winery.

We were served salami, wine, and a variety of cheeses.

We were also told a ghost story about the well located inside the winery.  One of us actually got scared...any guesses?

Rye Mckinney was our next stop serving some delicious caramel ice cream.

This boutique restaurant is just darling on the inside.

Then we made our way over to Fair and Square Imports, where we tasted a few varieties of fair trade chocolate and did a little shopping.

Group Picture Time!

And we ended our fun time with me glistening {from that outside walk} in Filter(ed) for a delicious cup of iced coffee.  We had such a great little afternoon enjoying our square.

This is HANDS-DOWN something I'd recommend for...
*Out of town visitors
*Guests you're hosting {I'd definitely take family/friends visiting}
*New McKinney citizens who just moved to the area

Hope you guys learned a little something today and if you're passing through McKinney for the first time, you should DEFINITELY schedule a tour for yourself!

Happy Monday!
XO

13 comments

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I've been wanting to do this! Looks like a great time, and that sandwich is definitely a favorite.

Mix and Match Mama said...

Oh my gosh, I love, love, love, LOVE living in McKinney!! How fun is this tour?!

Narci said...

How fun! This tour looks like such a blast! That sandwich has me wanting one for lunch now!

Tonya said...

Oh my goodness! I live in Prosper, but LOVE your downtown! (I mean...SERIOUS downtown envy over here! HAHA! Reminds me of Fairhope, AL, a little cute town near where I am from.) My husband and I are both "foodies". I am going to surprise him with a tour sometime and I also plan to take my mom next time she visits. Thanks for sharing!!

P.S. Love following you on instagram and love reading your blog! You have a cute family! We are a blonde family too, so your kids remind me of mine when they were younger! :)

Paula said...

That sandwich sounds amazing.

Elspeth Mizner said...

This sounds so fun and a great way to try new things! So fun!!! Thanks for sharing!
www.elspethsdaybyday.com

Kathy Lang said...

All of the food/beverages you had on this tour sound wonderful, but that sandwich at the beginning has me wanting to fly to McKinney, TX right now!

AmyA said...

Is this a monthly event? How did you find out about it?

Thanks

Erika Slaughter said...

AmyA...I think they offer a tour every Friday and Saturday, but if you have a large enough group they'll add one to any day of the week for you.

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

This looks like so much fun!! Totally keeping this in my back pocket for the next time I need to find things to do with out of town guests!

Cheriese said...

I just went on a Food Tour while on a girls trip to Portland, OR because one of our friends had done one in Prague and another in Chicago and loved it. I think this is like the new, trendy thing to do and it's so fun and you learn a lot about the area. I'm going to start booking food tours on all my travels!

Shannon said...

Well, now I'm going to have to visit McKinney just to try that sandwich. Tell your mom to pack her bags. Haha!

Mary Jane said...

Well, now I have to move to McKinney just to see the Mounted Patrol!

Please check into my sweet hometown of Thomasville, Georgia for a visit! McKinney reminds me of Thomasville. Small, friendly, foodie heaven (we have a Taste of Thomasville food tour!), historic downtown, a fabulous bookstore (The Bookshelf), and just beautiful! www.thomasvillega.com