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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Tim Miller | tim.miller@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Trey Garrison | trey.garrison@lifestylepubs.com

I'm More Stuffed Than The Turkey AH THANKSGIVING. Coming right on the heels of our October "Foodie" issue and the Texas State Fair.

MANAGING EDITOR

Kristi Anderson | kristi.anderson@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Brad Sharp, Timothy Miller

To paraphrase the movie "Jaws," I'm going to need a bigger belt. Still, worth it. This month we take a look around town at all that's going on in November, and we take some time out to thank those heroes among us who don't wear capes, but rather badges, fire helmets, scrubs, 911 operator headsets and the like. While we're at home giving thanks, rooting for the Cowboys, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, or hearing another tedious lecture from know-it-all kids back from their freshman year at college, they're hard at work keeping us safe and healthy. So let's all give thanks for what we have, and an extra thank you to all those men and women who won't be home for the holidays. Also, a big thank you to those who helped us recreate the iconic Norman Rockwell painting, Freedom from Want, also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I'll Be Home for Christmas. They are Jeff Cheney, Frisco Mayor; Dana Cheney, Frisco First Lady; Chief John Bruce, Frisco Police Department; Chief Mark Piland, Frisco Fire Department; Nicole Bursey, Executive Director, Frisco Family Services; Peter Burns, YEA! Frisco Program Manager and Boardmember of FEF, Frisco Chamber & Public Art Board; Allison Miller, Community Relations Director, Frisco ISD and District Champion of IncubatorEDU, and Ram Majji, Co-Chair, Frisco Indian Affairs Committee. (And special thanks to Babe's Chicken for the catering.)

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin EDITORIAL Kate Baxendale AD MANAGER Chad Jensen AD COORDINATORS Cyndi Harrington | Alicia Huff | Jessica Soetaert LAYOUT DESIGNERS Cyndi King | Dana Rudolph | Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek | Adella Wrisinger FIELD SUPPORT Carli DiMarco | Victoria Perry PUBLISHER SUPPORT Melanie Carlisle ACCOUNTANT Austin Park APPLICATION ARCHITECT Michael O’Connell WEB DEVELOPERS Tejaswini Jagarlamudi | Harshith Potu

ON THE COVER + Jeff Cheney, Frisco Mayor + Dana Cheney, Frisco First Lady + Chief John Bruce, Frisco Police Department + Chief Mark Piland, Frisco Fire Department

Trey Garrison, Editor

+ Nicole Bursey, Executive Director, Frisco Family Services ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA

+ Peter Burns, YEA! Frisco Program Manager

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and Boardmember of FEF, Frisco Chamber &

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+ Allison Miller, Community Relations Director,

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Frisco ISD and District Champion of IncubatorEDU + Ram Majji, Co-Chair, Frisco Indian Affairs Committee

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD SHARP FOOD BABES CHICKEN 6

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2018

FEATURES 14 Prestonwood Polo Club Hosts The Victory Cup Come and watch the Sport of Kings

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18 Thankfully They Are There Not everyone is home for the holidays

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local’s Choice

24 Culinary Creations 28 Hops & Vine 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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LOCAL’S CHOICE ARTICLE STAFF | PHOTOGRAPHY PRESTONWOOD POLO CLUB

Prestonwood Polo Club Hosts The Victory Cup COME AND WATCH THE SPORT OF KINGS

THE

VICTORY

TO

Lounge Passholders will also be able to enjoy

ON

a Farm to Table Dinner on the Polo Field, with

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 TO HOST

the Polo Players that evening.Both VIP and

"THE VICTORY CUP POLO MATCH & HOT

General Admission Passes include the Hot Air

AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL." The Victory Cup

Balloon portion of the event starting at sunrise

has grown to be one of the largest equestrian

and then again in the afternoon lasting until

events in the United States, and is definitely

sunset (weather permitting). Watch social

the most fun. Kid and pet friendly, bring the

media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be set-

entire family. Held on a beautiful polo field just

ting up at 4 PM on Saturday, on the polo field,

north of downtown Dallas-Fort Worth, kids

for a night time burn, glow and tethered rides.

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Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. In its four-

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teenth year, this event isn’t just a polo match

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Point, between the cities of Frisco and Denton.

ing thousands for each event.

Prestonwood has three Berumda grass fields,

With events throughout the United States,

two arenas, 48 covered stalls, 3/4 mile track,

The Victory Cup has become known as

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Prestonwood is the largest member club in North

food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot

Texas and one of the largest in Texas, thanks in

air balloons.The day starts at day break with

large part to its successful Interscholastic and

a scheduled Hot Air Balloon launch, on the

Intercollegiate programs, referred to as "I-I".

polo field! After the Hot Air Balloon launch, the

Prestonwood Polo Club was launched in

food, wine and polo portion of the schedule

2008 to create a  family-friendly club  with

kicks off around 11AM for Golden Mallet VIP’s

the goal of sharing their love of polo with

and Founder’s Lounge Passholders. The VIP

the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Prestonwood

portion of the event will include live music, a

was charted with the United States Polo

Hospitality Alcohol Tasting Tent a Battle of

Association in 2008 and today is the largest

the Chefs Tasting Competition, rivalry Polo

USPA member club in North Texas.

Matches, and a kids play area For all passholders, don't forget to join us for an evening Hot Air

For more information and tickets, visit

Balloon Glow and Tethered Rides. Founder’s

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T H A N K F U L LY THEY ARE THERE NOT EVERYONE IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THANKSGIVING IS, AT ITS CORE, A CELEBRATION OF THE TENACITY AND BRAVERY OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN COLONISTS WHO CAME TO THE NEW WORLD TO FORGE A NEW LIFE IN THE UNTAMED WILDS OF NORTH AMERICA. But it’s also all about family, and good food and taking time out to be thankful for all that we have as Americans. (Which makes the blitz of retail sales on Black Friday all the more ironic, but that’s another story.) Perhaps the best part of it all is taking that time off from the worries of the world to spend that precious time with family to eat way too much turkey, watch a game or two and tune out the outside world.

ARTICLE TREY GARRISON | PHOTOGRAPHY TIM MILLER

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Not everyone has that luxury. It doesn’t matter what the holiday is – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Independence Day, Easter – the world keeps on turning, and as such it needs that special breed of people to ensure it’s a safe and civilized place. They are the first responders – the police, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and other medical professionals. Every time 911 is called, someone has to answer. “It’s one of those things you accept as a police officer or other first responders,” says Frisco Police Officer Grant Cottingham. “As meaningful as holidays are, a city doesn’t stop. As families you have to choose to celebrate on another day, or after your shift, or you make some other arrangement.” Holidays can actually increase the workload of first respond-

Frisco Firefighters E.J. Vest (l) and Alonzo Xavier (r).

ers, so even though Thanksgiving or Christmas might seem like a tranquil day to the ordinary person, that’s not necessarily the case. Holidays can heighten anxieties in households. Extended families who don’t always get along gather under one roof and, if things turn sour, there can be domestic disputes. A bad football game or a little too much holiday cheer in the form of alcohol can only make matters worse. CONTINUED >

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THANKFULLY THEY ARE THERE

(CON TI N UED)

Frisco Firefighters E.J. Vest (l) and Alonzo Xavier (r).

And there’s never a break from those of a more larcenous mindset who see opportunities for a retail discount in all the closed businesses around town. “It can depend on the weather,” Cottingham says, “Usually the holidays start out in the morning as fairly calm, but it picks up in the afternoon and evening. As for domestic disturbances, yeah, you might have people upset about a game or who had a little too much to drink. Holidays kind of function about

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Then there’s all the extensive cooking that can

like a weekend day in that sense, especially if the

increase the potential fire hazards. Everyone has

weather is bad and people have been cooped up

heard the story of the turkey fryer that wasn’t set

and get a little cabin fever.”

up right. Absent that, there’s the issue of isolation

Whether they wear badges or fire helmets or

and depression for some troubled souls during

scrubs, first responders also form a family bond with

the holidays, which can lead to an increase in inci-

their co-workers, so whether it’s at the police sta-

dents of self-harm and attempted suicide, meaning

tion, the ER or the firehouse, those who are on duty

increased work for those working in the emergency

often come together with a little holiday food and

rooms and paramedic trucks around Frisco.

cheer – but it’s not a replacement for family time.

"It can be quieter, especially with fewer people on

"We'll try to build the day (at the fire station) around

the road, but that can change in an instant," says

a meal, and just respond to calls as they come in, but

Fire Chief Jake Leeper.

we treat it like a regular day," Leeper says.

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And while it’s easy to remember what these men and women are doing when we see them on duty during the holidays, there’s another group who have to bear the time away that should be remembered – the wives, husbands and children of first responders. “In a way, Thanksgiving may not be as much of an impact, since you can eat with your family after your shift or the next day before or after, but there are holidays where it’s more of a stress,” Cottingham says. “Like Christmas, when you have kids who want to wake up and open their presents in the morning, but mom or dad are out on duty. That can be tougher so you have to work around that.” First responders of all stripes are the first in and last out, who run towards fires, towards danger, and towards the ER when the EMTs bring in an injury. They do it every day, holiday or not, and they put their fellow citizens first. Frisco Police Officers Radd Rotello (l) and Grant Cottingham (r).

That’s something everyone in Frisco can be thankful for this holiday season.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

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A THANKSGIVING FIESTA SPICE YOUR HOLIDAY UP

ARTICLE STAFF

DIRECTIONS EVERYONE LOVES THE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MEAL OF TURKEY AND DRESSING, CRANBERRY SAUCE AND ALL THE SIDES. But sometimes you have to spice things up. How about getting back to your Texas roots with a few Tex-Mex and Southwest twists on traditional holiday favorites, and make your Thanksgiving into a spicy fiesta? Spice is front and center of this year’s spread with zesty flavors, like a chile-rubbed turkey.

01 /// In a 10" cast-iron skillet over high heat, toast chiles, turning once, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and cover with 1 cup boiling water; let soak until soft, 20 minutes. Transfer chiles and their liquid to a blender along with 25 cloves garlic, orange juice, oil, honey, 1 tbsp. salt, and peppercorns and purée until smooth, about 2 minutes. Set chile rub aside. 02 /// Heat oven to 500° and place rack in bottom third of oven. Season inside of turkey with salt. Rub turkey with chile rub and stuff with onions and oranges; transfer turkey breast side up to a rack set in a roasting pan. Roast for 30 minutes; lower heat to 325° and cook for 30 minutes more.  

INGREDIENTS

03 /// Remove turkey from oven and, using kitchen towels to protect your hands, flip turkey breast side down. Roast, basting occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer

+ 6 pasilla chiles, stemmed and seeded

inserted into a thigh but not touching the bone registers

+ 30 cloves garlic (5 finely chopped)

165°, about 3 hours total for a 12-lb. turkey. Lower oven

+ 1⁄3 cup orange juice

to 150°. Transfer turkey, breast side up, to a baking sheet;

+ 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

return to oven to keep warm. Remove turkey from oven 15

+ 2 tbsp. honey

minutes before serving.

+ 1 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

+ 1 tbsp. whole black peppercorns

04 /// Meanwhile, add port to roasting pan and heat over

+ 1 (12-lb.) turkey

high heat. Scrape up any brown bits; cook, stirring, until

+ 1 large onion, quartered

mixture has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Set a sieve

+ 1 orange, quartered

over a bowl; strain liquid and discard solids. Put liquid into

+ 1⁄2 cup port or red wine

freezer and leave for 30 minutes. Skim and discard fat; set

+ 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

liquid aside. Melt butter in a 12" skillet over medium-high

+ 4 cups turkey or chicken broth

heat. Add remaining garlic; cook until soft, about 2 min-

+ 1 1⁄2 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp. water

utes. Add broth and reserved liquid; boil to reduce by half,

+ 1⁄2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

about 15 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch mixture; boil; strain

+ 2 tbsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

through a sieve into a 1-qt. saucepan. Stir in nutmeg and

+ 1 orange, sliced, for garnish

parsley; season gravy with salt and pepper. CONTINUED >

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

You know what goes great with that Southwestern turkey and gravy? How about a little grilled corn, cranberry salsa, and tamale cornbread dressing? The salsa is easy - Place fresh cranberries in a blender; pulse until finely chopped. Place the crushed cranberries in a bowl and mix together with chopped white  onions, chopped jalapenos jalapeños and  minced leaves. Pour lemon juice and sugar over and stir together. Grilled corn? Come on. You know how to do that.  And the real star of the side dishes - the tamalecornbread dressing. Here you go.

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

01 /// Preheat the oven to 350° F.

+ 2 tablespoons butter, divided

02 /// In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter on medium-low heat.

+ 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced

Add the onions to the skillet and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

+ 2 cloves garlic, minced

Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.

+ 4 cups crumbled cornbread (1/2 of a baked 10-inch skillet)

03 /// Once cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the

+ 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

cooked onions and garlic to a large bowl. Add to the large bowl the crum-

+ 1/2 teaspoon dried sage

bled cornbread, cumin, sage, cilantro, corn kernels, diced jalapeños and

+ 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

pepper Jack cheese. Stir until well combined. Gently stir in the chopped

+ 3 jalapeños, seeded and diced

tamales, and return the dressing to the skillet. (Alternatively, you can

+ 1 cup frozen corn kernels

place the dressing in a greased 9×9 baking dish.)

+ 4 ounces pepper Jack, shredded (1 cup)

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+ 6 beef, pork, or chicken tamales, chopped

04 /// Pour over the dressing the chicken broth and gently stir to com-

+ 2 cups turkey or chicken broth

bine. Adjust seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste. Cover the

+ Salt

skillet with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for

+ Black pepper

15 more minutes or until top is lightly browned and the edges are crisp.

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FAMILY DRINKS 1

THE POLITICAL UNCLE

INGREDIENTS + 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup + 2 dashes Angostura bitters + 2 dashes orange bitters + Cinnamon stick and candied orange slice for garnish

DIRECTIONS Combine maple syrup, whiskey and bitters in an old-fashioned glass until syrup is dissolved. Add a single large ice cube and garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick, if desired.

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WE LOVE THEM, BUT IT’S NO SECRET THAT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE THE HOLIDAYS A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING. CHEERS TO THEM!


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THE HIPSTER COUSIN

INGREDIENTS

+ 1 1/2 ounces vodka + 1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur + 3 ounces cereal milk (steep cereal of your choice—we like pumpkin spice Cheerios— in milk for 25-30 minutes, then strain)

DIRECTIONS Fill a rocks glass (or any unconventional container you have laying around) with desired amount of ice. Add vodka and pumpkin spice liqueur, then top with cereal milk. Cheers!

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THE MOTHER-IN-LAW

INGREDIENTS + 1 1/2 ounces vodka + 1 part club soda or tonic + 1 part Sprite or lemon-lime soda + 1 part cranberry juice + Lime and cranberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS Add vodka, club soda or tonic, Sprite and cranberry juice to a glass of your choice—the more ornate, the better. Garnish with lime and cranberries if desired and enjoy!

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 SIP AND SHOP FOR FRISCO ARTS!

Annual Holiday Tree Extravaganza

mas in the Square Light Show will be

benefiting

open nightly from 6 pm – 10 pm.

Altrusa

International

Foundation of Frisco.

Skate the Square will be open M-Th

The event includes a traditional hol-

between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. The ice

The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano

iday dinner and the raffle of many

skating cost is $12 per person, per

Fashion meets Fun on November 1,

individual 4' decorated holiday trees

day, including skate rentals.

6-8pm at the Shops of Willow Bend.

with unwrapped gifts. (Each tree val-

Enjoy champagne and shopping at

ued at a minimum of $200)

the Luxury Garage Sale Plano PopUp on the 1st floor near the Apple Store. Discover new, pre-owned, and vintage Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and more at up to 90% off retail. You can also bring your luxury items for consignment opportunities.

1 ALL IN FOR KIDD'S KIDS CASINO NIGHT

8 LETICIA HERRERA SOLO ART EXHIBITION 2018 Frisco Discovery Center

You are cordially invited to the presentation of the paintings of the established

visual

artist

Leticia

Herrera of her latest work. A body of work of over 20 original paintings. Wine and horse d'oeuvre will

Stonebriar Country Club

be served during the event. Visit

Join Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’s

leticiaherreraart.com to RSVP.

Kellie Rasberry for a night of Poker, Craps, Blackjack and Roulette. We will introduce Caroline’s Court of the 2019 Krewe de Kidd’s Mardi Gras

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Masquerade benefiting the Kidd’s

A NIGHT OF IMPROV

Kids Teen Trip.

Expedition Frisco

Frisco Improv Players is an impro-

3 TEEN ANIME CLUB

visational comedy troupe that specializes in game-based comedic performances, similar to those seen on the syndicated television show

Frisco Public Library

“Whose Line is it Anyway?” Their

Do you like to read manga, watch an-

fast-paced, interactive improv is

ime, eat Japanese candy, cosplay, and

popular with all age groups. They'll

hang out with your fellow otaku? Join

be at a new location on a new night

the Frisco Anime Club! For grades 6-12.

for ONE SHOW ONLY. Come laugh at Expedition Frisco.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

mayor's musings NOVEMBER IS THE OFFICIAL MONTH FOR GIVING THANKS. We should be thankful every month for all our bountiful blessings. The recent national recognition from Money Magazine announcing Frisco is the #1 Best Place to Live is one of those moments. In Money’s research, they started with a list of over 500 cities and compiled thousands of data points to help them bring into focus the list of top cities. Money analyzed a city’s economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living and amenities. When you consider that, you realize the hundreds, sometimes thousands of people who contributed to achieving each of these benchmarks to win this award. Our city’s economic health received strong validation earlier this year when Moody’s upgraded Frisco to Aaa. One of the reasons listed by Moody’s is “prudent financial practices.” Frisco has one of the lowest effective tax rates in the region and continued our trend this year by increasing the Homestead Exemption to 10%.   Frisco ISD prepares students for higher education and the future workforce. It is ranked as one of the top school districts in Texas. If you include all our education partners, along with Collin College and the UNT, Frisco has a broad and vibrant spectrum of educational opportunities. The other four touchpoints are areas where we excel. Frisco is not only becoming more diverse every day with new residents moving here from all over the world but we are embracing it. Our Frisco Police Department is rated as one of the best in the country. Finally, we have legitimately earned the name “Sports City U.S.A.” with seven professional sports teams and our new National Soccer Hall of Fame.  

ARTICLE MAYOR CHENEY

City Council and I are thankful to all the organizations, businesses, and residents who made us #1.

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