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Exploring Plano: The District

Categories: Communities, Events, Shaddock Homes | Posted: October 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Exploring Plano: The District

Photo courtesy of Plano Magazine, full article here

Here at Shaddock Homes we try our best to build in the best areas around Dallas and we’re excited for some commercial progress near several of our communities. (Click here to see them all) The newest addition to Plano is The District in The Shops at Willow Bend which is going to feature five fabulous new restaurants. These new restaurants host a variety of types of food to appeal to every crowd!

The first restaurant to join The District is Knife, the second location of celebrity chef John Tesar. When dining at Knife you’ll find a variety of menu options such as Texas-raised steaks along with a variety of seafood offerings and even vegetarian meals. In addition to the restaurant, Knife offers a butcher shop for guests to take home any cut of meat featured in the restaurant along with Knife Burgers to-go.

Across from Knife you’ll find Mexican Bar Co. Cocina with Mexican offerings cooked on wood and coal-burning grills, a concept from Chef Patricio Sandoval. You’ll find tacos on handmade corn tortillas along with fresh ceviche, guacamoles and salsas. There’s also a full bar with a variety of Mexican cocktails focusing mostly on tequila and mezcal. Mexican Bar Co. Cocina also has a walk-up window with tacos and smaller menu items to-go.

Next to the new main entrance of the shopping center you’ll locate Terra Mediterranean, owned by brothers Jalal Chanaa and Adam Shanaa. Terra Mediterranean features a lunch buffet packed with healthy dishes served hot from the pan or grill. The diner menu has specialty items like lamp chops and oven-roasted trout. A huge perk to this new location is that Terra Mediterranean will have a second-floor patio overlooking the plaza.

Unlike the former restaurants, you’ll find more casual fair in Whistle Britches, the second location of Chef Omar Flores. Guests can dine on comfort food like fried chicken sandwiches, fresh buttermilk biscuits and southern-style sides.

And to top off the dining experiences at The District you can find an outpost of a popular Dallas coffee shop and restaurant, Ascension Annex. This location will offer specialty coffee drinks, wine and beer, and light food options. While the permanent shop is being built, you can currently grab some Ascension Annex coffee at a pop-up shop inside the shopping center.

Along with these restaurants, you’ll be able to look forward to various entertainment coming to The District as well. The Crayola Experience is already open, but Cinepolis movie theater is in the process of being built. There will also be Equinox, an upscale fitness club, and a seven-story office building. Look out for events in this area too! For the month of October, The District is hosting free concerts every Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm. You’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of local bands and some great cover bands. Jump on over to Visit Plano here for the line-up and all the details.

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