Legacy West Podcasts

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.

Episode 8: Leslie Brenner on Food Hall Culture

With new food halls opening across the country, Legacy West is proud to be home to the biggest in Texas.  At 55,000 square feet, more than two dozen stalls, and a thriving live performance space, Legacy Hall is setting the standard for one of the hottest trends in the restaurant business.  A recent study predicted that by 2020 the number of food halls in the United States will have tripled over the course of five years.  Author and food expert Leslie Brenner — a place-maker at Rebees — tells us it’s all part of a very long tradition.

Episode 6: Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak

Celebrity chef Tiffany Derry became an audience favorite on her way to the final four on Season Seven of Bravo’s Top Chef.  She went on to make the finals again on Top Chef: All Stars.  Since then she’s opened restaurants across Texas earning four-star reviews hailing her as one of the “Best Chefs in DFW.”  With high profile appearances on popular food shows like Hungry Investors and Bar Rescue, Derry decided to use her expertise to tackle the new challenge of fast casual with Roots Chicken Shak at Legacy Hall.