Pickles, paddles and so much more
Grapes aren’t the only attraction at Delaney Vineyards. Chicken and the hottest racquet sport in the country have joined as the Grapevine location of Chicken N Pickle is now open to the public.
The Grand Prairie location opened in 2021 and Grapevine is the third Texas location for the company.
The indoor-outdoor entertainment complex broke ground last spring and, while the focus is on pickleball, the family-and dog-friendly attraction also offers pingpong, cornhole, bocce ball and games such as Jenga.
The casual dining menu is heavy on chicken, of course, including the rotisserie bird, but there’s also burgers, barbecue, salads and shareables such as queso and fried pickles. There’s also a full bar.
Pickleball equipment is available to rent and a pro is on site. Mark and Laura Kemp, Michigan natives who now live in Grapevine, formerly ran the Grand Prairie location. Laura is a certified instructor and aims to grow both the junior and wheelchair program. Look for classes, seminars and tournaments plus special events such as brunch and bingo. You can reserve courts on their website.
On course at the Omni PGA Frisco
With spring 2023 the target date for the opening of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, construction of the 660-acre project is well underway.
The hotel includes 500 guest rooms and suites along with 10 luxe four-bedroom ranch-style homes sited along the greens and available for rent. Omni’s signature
Mokara Spa will feature the latest amenities and treatments, and guests can choose from 13 dining options on the property. The PGA of America’s headquarters — it moved from Florida to Frisco — is just steps away from the resort, which will be a destination for golf fans, as it is scheduled to host 26 major events (there are strong rumors of a future Ryder Cup if the course performs well at the 2027 PGA Championship).
Omni Frisco will be home to what it calls a “retail village” and four resort pools. Architect/designers Gil Hanse and Beau Welling have turned pastureland into two courses, Fields Ranch East and West, working with the natural landscape and a waterway called Panther Creek.
There’s also a 10-hole lighted short course called The Swing; The Dance Floor is the putting green. Check out the website for more information.