Fun Food Friday!

Old Fashioned Burgers at JC’s Burger House

I have frequented JC’s for several years and have never been disappointed with the quality of their burgers. When I am hankerin for a tasty, old fashioned hamburger I drive over to JC’s almost every time.

This ‘hole in the wall’ burger joint has a unique, local history. It all started with a guy who made old fashioned ‘real’ burgers for his friends and family. His name was Jay Cockerell. In 1999 Jay noticed a lacking of ‘real’ burgers in the marketplace and decided to start his own burger house. Within six months JC’s first restaurant in Plano was ‘standing room only’ (

What truly makes JC’s burgers unique is the fresh meat. JC’s cooks grind their own hamburger meet, USDA Choice Chuck, on site daily, plop it on the grill, flatten it with their spatula, and cook it to perfection. It is no wonder JC’s has been voted ‘The Best Burger in Collin County’ several times over the years!

To add to the old fashioned beef burgers JC’s also offers a tasty turkey burger. I admit there was a time when I categorically disregarded the entire turkey burger genre, however after the constant pestering from my wife, Karis, I finally tried one of JC’s turkey burgers. I was pleasantly surprised and have not hesitated to order one now and then.

Go check out JC’s some time soon. If you like old fashioned, real, burgers you will not be disappointed!

JC’s is located on the Northbound service road of HWY 75 just south of McDermott in Allen!

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Fun Food Friday!

St. Louis Style Pizza at 5th Street Pizza

Welcome to our first installment of ‘Fun Food Friday!’ where we share our experiences with local restaurants. This week it’s all about 5th Street Pizza in Allen, Tx.

Located directly next to Stacy Furniture on the Southbound service road of Hwy 75 just North of McDermott Road, 5th Street Pizza offers a variety of Pizza options. Two factors truly make 5th Street stand out from the crowd of pizzerias.

First, 5th Street specializes in thin crust pizza. Two of them are Chicago Style thin and New York Style thin. Unlike the typical hand tossed pizza, thin crust is a crispy and tasty alternative. You might call 5th Street a ‘Thin Crust Haven’.

Second, 5th Street offers an option that makes them truly unique! It is called St. Louis Style Pizza. What is St. Louis style pizza? I had no idea until I discussed it a few years ago with the owner, Jeff Gamache. Apparently, St. Louis style pizza has a thin crust and a completely different style of cheese called Provel. Provel brings a unique and full flavor unlike Chicago or New York style pizza. Amazing!

In addition to the the pizza, 5th Street Pizza offers a fun and laid back environment celebrating all things Sports and Rock n’Roll. With classic rock album covers canvasing the walls, Blues Brothers welcoming party, and sports memorabilia everywhere you will feel like you walked into a Parlor in downtown St. Louis!

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