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Chef Uno Immanivong’s Legacy Hall Eatery Will Be an ‘Asian Chipotle’

Yakitori sticks and vermicelli bowls are en route

So much street food.
Red Stix Asian Street Food/Facebook
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As the opening of Legacy Hall approaches later this year, the line-up of local culinary powerhouses planning new restaurants for the Plano hotspot has generated plenty of hype thanks to big names like John Tesar and Matt McCallister. But a new yakitori spot from Chef Uno Immanivong may be Legacy Hall’s most exciting development yet.

It has long been known that Immanivong was planning a yakitori stand for Legacy Hall, and now we’ve got more details on exactly what the concept will look like. As she plans to open Red Stix Asian Street Food, Immanivong is crowd-sourcing ideas for her restaurant’s logo via a platform called 99Designs, where Immanivong’s devoted diners can help her choose a graphic to represent the concept.

In announcing the search, Immanivong also described Red Stix as an “Asian Chipotle” that will serve yakitori-style meats grilled over binchotan coals. The aforementioned meats can be ordered on a stick, tucked into a banh mi sandwich, or served atop a vermicelli bowl.

It also seems like Immanivong may have plans to expand the concept in the future. Red Stix’s Facebook page indicates the Legacy Hall outpost as its “first” location, and Immanivong isn’t ruling anything out if the spot is successful. “My goal is always to grow a concept and if Red Stix takes off in Legacy Hall then there are plans for expansion,” Immanivong tells Eater.

Legacy Hall won’t make its debut until Fall 2017, but its arrival certainly brings a lot to look forward to.