The launch of Legacy Hall is perhaps the most widely anticipated food event in Plano (heck, maybe all of DFW) this year. Big name chefs and new local entrepreneurs alike are excited to put their own spin on the 55,000 square-foot dining complex, expected to open by early fall.
Legacy Hall will include a massive three-story food complex; located at Legacy West, it will be operated by Front Burner Restaurants, the group who brought Sixty Vines, Mexican Sugar and Whiskey Cake to Plano.
Connected to the food hall will be a three-level beer garden called the Box Garden, with shipping containers repurposed to divide and decorate the space. In addition to a Texas BBQ stand, four thirst-quenching concepts will call the Box Garden home: a Hawaiian shaved ice stall, a Tiki bar, a Texas-style icehouse bar and a margarita/beer bar.
Anchoring the Box Garden is a 22- by 30-foot stage with attached green room, large enough to support everyone from local bands to national acts. They are billing this stage area as a live entertainment venue, which extends beyond music and could include even so much as Saturday morning yoga classes.
The food hall will offer 21 stalls and two bars on the ground level. One bar will focus on craft beer and craft cocktails while the other will feature wine and charcuterie. Those areas lead up to the second level, which boasts a seafood stall, a full-service bar and seating for about 500 people, complete with an outdoor balcony overlooking the Box Garden. The third level is slated to host Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co., an onsite craft beer brewery and taproom.
While many of the restaurant names are yet to be announced, here is a list of tenants and concepts that have been revealed so far:
· Gilbert Garza (of Suze) and Mark Brezinsi (of Pei Wei) will have a stall featuring Indian wraps.
· Uno Immangivong (of Chino Chinatown) will have a food hall spot named Red Stix Asian Street Food, featuring Yakitori and Bahn Mi sandwiches.
· Tiffany Derry (of Private Social and Roots Southern Table) will open Roots Southern Kitchen, serving fried chicken sandwiches, wings, and duck fat fries.
· John Tesar (of Knife) is bringing his own take on burgers, fries and milkshakes to the hall with Knife Burger.
· Bryan and Caleb Lewis (of Press Waffle Co.) will serve sweet and savory Belgian waffles, appropriate for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
· Darren Cameron (of Glazed Donut Works) will bring donuts and cold brew coffee to Plano.
· Gianni Santin and Tida Pichakron (of Haute Sweets Patisserie) will sweeten up Legacy Hall with macarons and macaron ice cream sandwiches.
· Yaser Khalef (of Baboush and Medina) plans to open a shawarma and hummus bar.
· Cavalli’s (a pizza concept in Irving and McKinney) will be cooking up speedy Neapolitan pizzas.
· Andrew Chen (of Monkey King Noodle Company) to open with cuisine/concept TBA.