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Portillo’s to Celebrate Grand Opening of First Texas Restaurant in The Colony on 1/18

Portillo’s, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its menu of unrivaled Chicago Street Food, today announced it will hold the grand opening for its first Texas restaurant, located in The Colony, on Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. CT, following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The restaurant, located at 4560 Destination Drive, marks Portillo’s exciting and much anticipated arrival in the Lone Star State.

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Portillo’s at Colony Truck Yard Tonight, Denton Tomorrow

Chicago-based Portillo’s announced it will be opening its first restaurant in Texas in late 2022.

The fast-casual restaurant will open this establishment in The Colony, Texas as a part of Warren Buffet’s 400-acre Grandscape complex. This is located at the intersection of Highway 121 and Destination Drive.

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Akira Back Welcomes Michelin-Starred Chef

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This past May, The Grandscape welcomed chef Akira Back to the ever-growing shopping and dining district in The Colony. The restaurant, simply named Akira Back, after the Michelin-starred chef himself, offers a robust menu of what Back calls “Japanese cuisine with a Korean twist.” Born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Back has built an impressive resume, both inside and outside of the realm of culinary arts. With his new restaurant, he encapsulates his love of food, sport, and family within one space.

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Heritage Pizza and Taproom Celebrates Opening April 21

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The recently opened Heritage Pizza and Taproom  officially celebrates the grand opening with a full day of festivities open to the community on Friday,  April 21.
The first 100 guests to arrive for lunch (11am) will receive a free t-shirt, koozie and free pizza (voucher for a future visit).   Sit down and take advantage of the new Heritage lunch special which includes a personal sized pizza and Heritage Ranch Salad (available M-F 11am-3pm, $9.99).

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Exclusive: Hot Music Venue Lava Cantina to Open in the Colony

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Look for the new 18,000 square foot venue  Lava Cantina to open in The Colony. Plans are to bring high quality Mexican and Creole fusion and live music replete with 1,800 seats. Father and son owners Steve and Ian Vaughn opened a similar venue in Baton Rouge in 2013 and have since enjoyed a raging success.

Steve Vaughn has been in the music industry for 40 years and Ian Vaughn worked for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers as COO.   Continue reading

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