While it's still technically summer (and definitely still hotter than hell outside), the busy fall opening season is undoubtedly already upon us. Tonight brings the debut of two highly anticipated openings on opposite sides of the city: Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves and Taverna Rossa in West Plano.
Kitchen LTO is the much-talked-about "permanent pop-up" that will rotate concepts, chefs and decor every four months; first at bat is the design talent of locals Coeval Studio and the culinary wizardry of chef Norman Grimm, who's offering a menu of modern French-influenced American fare like sake-glazed pork belly and baby lamb with chanterelles and asparagus.
If that all sounds a bit too fancy for tonight's dinner, consider Taverna Rossa in West Plano's Lakeside Market plaza instead, where the stone-fired pizza-centric menu is considerably more casual (but likely no less impressive, thanks to consulting chef Brian Luscher of The Grape) and family-friendly, and there's certainly no shortage of craft beer on tap, plus a supposed-to-be-pretty-killer patio (with its very own photo booth, because selfies at the dinner table are so passe).
Stay tuned for a closer look at both spaces tomorrow, and chime in via the comments if you intend to hit up either of the new openings tonight.