Who doesn’t love an upgrade?
A Lexus, after all, is simply a fancy Toyota.
Ritz-Carlton, a higher-end Marriott.
And, of course, Ivanka Trump might best be described as a top-shelf Tori Spelling.
So if you’re a fan of Hookline & Sinker seafood restaurants, you’re going to love the fairly new Hookline, with its higher-end take on meals from the ocean than its fast-casual counterpart.
A few weekends ago, we made the trek to the northern hinterlands for brunch at a magical place called The Boardwalk at Granite Park, an expansive development bursting with restaurants and shops. Right there in the heart of everything you’ll find Hookline with a bright, fresh interior and a fabulous patio for the full al fresco experience.
We kicked things off with some raw oysters (because fresh seafood, y’all), an acceptable start to any brunch reservation after 10:00 a.m. After a few slurps and a drizzle of mignonette, we were primed and ready for some more traditional breakfast fare.
You’ll find dishes you’d expect at a seafood joint for brunch, including crab cake Benedict, as well as a version with smoked salmon. What came as more of a surprise was how fab the non-seafood items are, especially the Hookline breakfast hash spiked with housemade green chorizo and topped with a fried egg.
Sorghum-braised pulled pork atop a fried green tomato with poached eggs and chili hollandaise also packed in the flavor and rose in the ranks as a top contender of brunch menu greats.
However, it was the pork belly beignets that truly knocked our no-show socks off. Tender, braised pork belly stuffed into New Orleans-style beignets come served with bourbon maple syrup and represent one of the most perfectly balanced sweet-and-savory creations thanks to pops of intense flavor and a diversity of textures. W-O-W!
Simply put, Hookline is well worth the drive.
No matter what kind of car you have.
Brunch Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5872 State Highway 121, Suite 104, Plano
Food photo courtesy of Hookline