Legacy West Podcasts

Episode 22: Johnny Rodriguez and the Path to Perfect Hair

The namesake of Johnny Rodriguez the Salon sits down with his newest client as guest host Rebecca Silvestri follows up a haircut from Johnny himself with this revealing conversation. In this episode of Legacy West Podcast, the Executive Editor of Local Profile of Collin County finds out the keys to color, dimension, the right products, the right length, the right amount of layers, and how to talk to your stylist about finding the perfect hairstyle for you.

Episode 21: Crafting the Perfect Cocktail with Earls

Before he became the Beverage Operations Coordinator for the entire Earls brand, Kevin Hawk was one of the original team members to open the Legacy West location.  On this episode of Legacy West Podcast, Hawk joins us by phone from Vancouver, Canada where the restaurant group has its headquarters.  He tells us what’s behind the cocktail’s surge in popularity, how to find the right drink for you, and what it takes to craft the perfect cocktail.

Episode 20: Honoring Tradition With Timeless Luxury Watches

At a time when smart watches are growing in popularity, more and more young people are joining previous generations by distinguishing themselves with a classic timepiece.  On this episode of Legacy West Podcast, we turn the hosting duties over to Timeless Luxury Watches co-owner Anna Broadfoot as she interviews her husband and Timeless co-owner, Dan Broadfoot, who recently returned from one of the biggest watch shows in the world.

Episode 19: Celebrating Authenticity With Amorino

As our tastes become increasingly discriminating, dessert is anything but an afterthought.  When only the best gelato will do, Amorino is proud to offer the authentic experience.  In bringing the brand to Legacy West, German Rodriguez draws on his own cross-cultural background, sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world to ensure a time-honored Italian tradition.

Episode 18: Keeping Healthy Eating New Year Resolutions With True Food Kitchen

The ritual of New Year resolutions is a promising way to make a new start in our lives.  For many of us that inevitably means vowing to live healthier.  But if you’ve been making the same resolution year after year to eat better, what can you do this year to make a lasting change?  We ask True Food Kitchen Executive Chef David Laser how to take a cue from the restaurant that believes great food can be the foundation for a life well-lived.

Episode 17: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Team Talks Holiday Hospitality

Entertaining guests can be one of the best parts of the holiday season.  Of course, it can also be stressful to figure out how to do it right.  That’s why we asked the dream team at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse to offer some advice on holiday hospitality.  We sit down with Double Eagle’s Executive Chef Craig Walter, Wine Director Steve Orozco, and General Manager Ann Johnson for a few tips on preparing the perfect holiday feast.

Episode 16: Stylist Laurie Graham King Talks Festive Holiday Party Attire

The holidays are here, and that means so are the party invitations.  From office parties to events with family and friends to a big holiday gala, trying to figure out what to wear can be beyond overwhelming.  No one needs that additional stress, especially this time of year!  We enlist the help of stylist Laurie Graham King to navigate and avoid any fashion disasters.

Episode 15: Kellie Rasberry of the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show

She has one of the most famous and familiar voices not just in North Texas but across the country.  Kellie Rasberry of the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show is a legendary broadcaster, a mom, a wife, and a proud Plano resident.  We talk to Kellie about her extraordinary career, her own podcast show with new husband Allen, and some of her favorite family traditions as she joins us to help kick-off the holidays here at Legacy West.

Episode 13: Bruce Tomaso On Placemaking

The nature of cities is changing.  Old distinctions between urban and suburban are breaking down as places like Plano begin to challenge bigger city neighbors for growth.  That trend has placemaking efforts underway in communities across the country to create the perfect walkable urban district to serve as a center for new life.  In his essay for The Catalyst, a journal from the George W. Bush Institute, SMU professor and former Dallas Morning News reporter and editor Bruce Tomaso describes how suburbs are coming of age.

Episode 11: Booksellers Pioneering a New Experience at Barnes & Noble Kitchen

No neighborhood feels complete without a bookstore around the corner where guests can take a break from their busy lives to lose themselves in a good read and give their brains a break from screen time.  As one of the nation’s largest booksellers, Barnes and Noble operates more than 600 bookstores across the country.  Now in just a handful of markets, Barnes and Noble Kitchen is feeding minds and bodies alike with a new concept that adds great food to the experience.