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Plano food hall sets up summer sipping with new tiki and tequila bars

Plano food hall sets up summer sipping with new tiki and tequila bars

Box Garden at Legacy Hall
Box Garden in Plano is very patio-licious. Photo courtesy of Box Garden at Legacy Hall

The hits keep on coming at Legacy Hall, the food hall in Plano: The Box Garden, which is the facility's outdoor patio and entertainment venue, has added two more concepts to its lineup of vendors, including one that specializes in shaved ice and another whose focus is tequilas.

According to a release, the two newbies are Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Lunazul Tequila Bar. Doesn't that sound so summery? They join three others already announced, for a total of five spots, which are as follows:

Idol Time Tiki Bar. Serving updated and alluring versions of classic tiki cocktails.

Hawaiian Shaved Ice Stand. Think bright, sweet flavors, mounds of fluffy white ice, and splash in your favorite spirit.

Stillhouse Lounge. A little taste of Texas in a glass, Stillhouse's cocktails are crafted with the Texas heat in mind. One presumes they contain ice.

Lunazul Tequila Bar. All of the juices at this tequila bar are fresh squeezed daily. The margaritas are slightly tart and a little sweet.

Unlawful Assembly Outpost. Enjoy signature and seasonal beers at the ground floor outpost of the Box Garden. If you want limited releases or collaborations from the Unlawful Assembly Brewery, haul yourself up to the third floor Taproom inside Legacy Hall.

Jack Gibbons, president of The Food Hall Co., enlisted bar veteran Sean Conner to conceptualize the menus for Idol Time Tiki Bar and the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Stand.

Conner worked with Gibbons and Front Burner Restaurants, LP to develop the bar programs for Whiskey Cake and Mexican Sugar, before opening his own brands. That alone might be enough, but Conner has uniquely relevant experience: He's an actual native of Hawaii.

"I was excited when Jack told me about this opportunity because I knew that I would get to use my background as a Hawaiian native and share my love for the tiki lifestyle," he says in a release. "Tiki is more of a lifestyle or state of mind. With this as inspiration, I created a mix of classic and original tiki cocktails designed to transport guests to a place where troubles are far and sandy beaches are near, even if it’s only for the length of a drink."

The Box Garden is constructed out of reclaimed shipping containers and boasts a 600-square-foot event stage and massive LED screen that hosts live music, sports watching, festivals, holiday parties, and culinary events.