D Magazine’s Readers’ Choice: Best Chef (2015)


Jake Dean Firebird Restaurant Group CEO Mike Karns stands in the courtyard of the company’s newly redeveloped Meso Maya restaurant on McKinney…

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D Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Best Regional Mexican (2015)


The modern Mexican food from chef Nico Sanchez is Tex-Mex-friendly. The house specialty is budin Azteca (a Mexican lasagna or tortilla pie). Many diners love the sopa de lima, posole de puerco, and carne asada; however, our experiences have been less than satisfying. Great bar drinks, though.

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Zagat’s 14 Hottest New Sandwiches Around the US (2015)


Victory Park’s go-to place for authentic flavors of interior Mexico is now home to a south-of-the-border take on the otherwise very French croque madame.


The 21 Best Mexican Restaurants in America


“Today, Chef Nico Sanchez’s Central Mexican menu runs the gamut from wood-grilled carne asada and elotes to budin Azteca, which is a sort of steak-stuffed, mole-laden Mexican lasagna.”

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Mike Karns

Regional Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year


Firebird Restaurant Group congratulates Mike Karns for being named a regional finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year!