There's now barbecue underway at Plano food hall Legacy Hall with the April 23 opening of Carlton Provisions, the barbecue stall from Chili's founder Larry Lavine and Jordan Swim of Vestals Catering.
Carlton Provisions will serve oak-fired brisket, five-hour ribs, and house-made sausage. It is the only food stall that will be operating in the Box Garden, the outdoor patio and entertainment venue, alongside five bars.
Lavine says in a release that he is down with the Box Garden. "This is my first collaboration with Jordan, and I couldn't be more thrilled that we will be bringing our signature barbecue to the Box Garden,” he says.
Their menu will include brisket, pastrami, five-hour ribs, and turkey. They'll have two sauces, including one that's vinegar-based.
Sides will include bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos, french fries, apple-fennel cole slaw, poblano creamed corn, and beans. Desserts will include a trio of puddings — banana, coconut, and chocolate — plus cookies, seasonal cobblers, and pies.
Lavine's most recent foray into the barbecue world was as a frontman of sorts for Ten 50 BBQ, which opened in Richardson in 2014; he's no longer involved with that restaurant.
Swim is a graduate of El Centro Community College whose company has earned a name as one of the area's top caterers for weddings. A culinary arts instructor as well, he became involved with City Square, the nonprofit focused on helping the homeless, where he created a program to provide food-service training for folks in search of a career. That's where he met Lavine, who was also helping out at City Square.
An outdoor patio and entertainment venue constructed out of reclaimed shipping containers that's designed to be a versatile and innovative communal space, The Box Garden is the completion of the vision that is Legacy Hall.
Carlton Provisions will be open Sunday 10:30 am–10 pm, Monday-Wednesday 10:30 am–11 pm, and Thursday-Saturday 10:30 am–midnight.