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Massive Mediterranean market Darna headed to Legacy West
Darna Euro-Mediterranean Market, a massive, immersive market and eatery, will open in Plano’s Legacy West this fall, according to a press release. The shopping center, which includes a deli, bakery, cafe and outdoor patio, will feature foods from across the Mediterranean, both grocery staples like specialty olive oils, Moroccan spices, dried fruit, nuts, cheeses and meats; and dishes for dine-in, like Spanish meat boards, Turkish flatbreads to Greek souvlaki. The eatery, to be located at 7700 Windrose Avenue, is meant to evoke the many shops, cafés, street vendors and bazaars that populate much of the Mediterranean. Stay tuned for details on an opening date.
Haywire to open second location on McKinney Avenue
Haywire, the “Texas-themed” restaurant from the original founders of Velvet Taco, is headed to Dallas proper later this summer, according to the Dallas Morning News. The restaurant, which serves dishes like fried green tomatoes and elk tacos, will open at 1920 McKinney Avenue in June, in the spot that used to be Water Grill. According to the DMN, the eatery’s decor will be inspired by the Texas Hill Country. The original Haywire is at Plano’s Legacy West, and FB Society, who manages the restaurant, has also brought a number of other concets to Dallas form the suburb, including Sixty Vines and Son of a Butcher.
San Diego-based wings restaurant sets its sights on North Texas
Epic Wings, the company that brought Buffalo-style chicken wings to the West Coast, has targeted Texas, and specifically the Dallas area, for a major expansion program, according to a statement. The restaurant, which has been a staple in San Diego since 1982, has signed 39 franchise agreements in cities like Dallas and Houston, with more to come, though an opening timelines has not yet been announced. In addition to wings, Epic also sells dishes like tenderloin strips, pizza sticks and salads with homemade breadsticks.