Please, please, PLEASE don't make me eat another meal at TGI Fridays, Chili's, On The Border, or any other godawful chain that serves up... well, you know.
Are there any GOOD places to eat around Plano, North Dallas, Richardson, or thereabouts? Good, to me, typically means something that's owned and run by a local chef (or at least a smaller, more focused chain - I realize I'm headed into the heart of darkness, after all), and a place that's offering at least a little creativity in its food.
I eat just about anything. I will not be eating any sushi in Texas.
Your help is appreciated.