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The Scoop: Piada Italian Street Food Expands, Legacy Hall Updates, and More

Your weekly helping of Dallas food news.

Piada Italian Street Food to open new location: The third North Texas location of Piada Italian Street Food will open on August 17 in Richardson. According to the release: “The 2,991-square-foot fast casual restaurant is inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of Rimini, a bustling seaside community in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and is located adjacent to Whole Foods and facing CityLine Drive at 1551 E Renner Rd #800. The five-year-old Piada concept has earned rave reviews for its chef-driven and seasonally influenced menu that focuses on simply prepared, made-to-order items utilizing dozens of fresh, premium ingredients, as well as house made sauces and dressings. This is Piada’s third in North Texas, after The Center at Preston Ridge in Frisco and Alliance Town Center in North Fort Worth.”

Ida Claire celebrates National Vinyl Day: The popular Addison restaurant is celebrating on Friday, August 12 with a BYO-vinyl night. According to the release: “Guests are encouraged to bring their own vinyls into the restaurant to listen to while imbibing and rocking out with friends. Ida Claire will feature her normal vinyl hour specials from 4 p.m. to close.” 

John Tesar added to Legacy Hall lineup: According to the release: “Still roughly a year away from opening, the one-acre tract in Plano’s booming Legacy West development doesn’t look much different from dozens of other construction sites. But soon, a massive new European-style food hall will take shape in the premier mixed-use complex, transforming the dining and entertainment landscape of North Texas…

Several award-winning chefs have already announced commitments to open a food stall at Legacy Hall, including:

· John Tesar, owner of Knife
· Matthew McCallister, owner of FT33
· Andrew Chen, owner of Monkey King Noodle Company
· Robert and Kaci Lyford, owners of Patina Green
· Chef Gilbert Garza, owner of Suze, and Mark Brezinski, founder of Pei Wei and Bengal Coast
· Yaser Khalaf, owner of Baboush and Medina
· Misery Loves Company restaurant group, owner of Proof + Pantry and Madrina
· John Franke, of Front Burner Restaurants
· Uno Immanivong, of Chino Chinatown
· Anastasia Quinones, of Alma and Komali
· Press Waffle Co.
· Larry Williams, of Amberjax”