Food halls are still hot which perhaps explains LC Kitchen, a "food hall-style restaurant" newly opened in Plano, behind the Mitsuwa Marketplace at Legacy Drive and US-75.
LC Kitchen is food-hall-esque in that it is home to four concepts:
- Homestead, offering salads, soups, and sandwiches
- Tacos Por Favor, a taqueria
- Rhino Grill, featuring grass-fed burgers, chicken, roasted vegetables, and chef-inspired daily specials
- Joeun, which serves Korean-themed dishes such as banchan, fried chicken, and traditional noodle and rice dishes
According to a release, the restaurant serves wild-caught salmon and sustainable seafood; meat raised without antibiotics; vegetarian, vegan, and other options; and is made in house from scratch. It's operated by Bon Appétit Management, a food-serve company.
The restaurant is in a building next to Roland Technology Group, but is open to the public. Although, like the in-house corporate canteen that it basically is — food-hall fancy notwithstanding — it's only open worker bee hours: Monday-Friday from 7 am-3 pm.
The release says that it's part of a new "Legacy Central technology-focused, mixed-use campus." Is it acceptable to use the word "campus" if it's not a college?
Oh why not, let's let them have it. Campus sounds a lot classier than "office park." Maybe it's a campus in the same way that this restaurant is a food hall.
And if you're in Plano at lunch and in the mood for wild-caught salmon, antibiotic-free meat, vegetarian, vegan, from-scratch food, it might be worth a shot.
The concept features a cashless kiosk payment system; you order from one of four kiosks. The space has 7,500 square feet and 300 seats. The "campus" has 4-plus acres of open space, outdoor meeting areas, and murals by artist Adrian Torres.