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INTRODUCING The Brixton! – A new Upscale Restaurant | Live Music Venue | Posh Nightclub in The Shops at Legacy in Plano, TX!

Located in The Shops at Legacy – Southside, The Brixton will feature live music, a chef driven menu and craft cocktails, all in one heck of a nightclub/lounge environment! 

Who’s responsible for bringing us this amazing new spot? – Glad you asked!

Harder Concepts, a group that is known for some of the best bars in North Dallas, with five current locations and The Brixton soon to be number six, as well as a Double Decker Party Bus, are the masterminds behind this project. 

Slated to open in Spring 2017, The Brixton will no doubt take the Harder Concepts motto “Eat, Drink, Party Harder“, to a whole new level!

Master Visionary, Brian Harder, a Dallas, TX native, along with Jerry Elliot and David Rossetti, have assembled a rockstar team to lead this two story, ultra sexy spot:

Chef Patrick Stark, Culinary Director of Harder Concepts & Executive Chef of The Brixton

Chris Harmon, General Manager of The Brixton

The combination of Patrick Stark and Chris Harmon can best be described as…. WINNING! Known as the Stark Raving Chef, Patrick will lead the kitchen, as Chris Harmon brings his culinary masterpieces to life in the front! This pair, formerly with Rock n’ Concepts, have brought restaurants and bars to a very successful level in Houston, Dallas, Frisco, Allen, Lewisville, Baton Rouge and many other places! The dynamic team is also collaborating with DJ Patrick Screech, The Brixton House Music Specialist, as well as Tony Avezzano & 3418 Music. 

What else can we expect?!?!

The Brixton construction crew is hard at work to deliver this great new venue to us as soon as possible! – From the rendering and exterior picture, we can see a balcony and patio below. Two story patio!?! – Yes please!

The menu at The Brixton will feature, shareable plates, tapas, tacos, wraps, flatbreads and chefs specialty entrees. 

Bacon Bites – Smoked Nueske Bacon with Shaved Apple and Salted Caramel Dip

Garlic Shoestring Frites – Thin and Crispy Shoestring Frites, Served with Roasted Garlic Aioli, Blueberry Ketchup, Tarragon Cream, and topped with Shaved Parmesan

Fried Pork Skins served with Tarragon Cream

Lobster Flatbread – Butter Poached Lobster, Goat Cheese, Rosemary, Truffle Honey, Fried Leeks, Red Peppers. Topped with a Beurre Blanc and served on top of Gluten Free Flatbread!

Expect to see some impressive cocktails! 

R&D is going strong at The Brixton. Dry ice, fresh fruit and ice cubes that light up are just the tip of this iceberg!
Incredible look, check. Incredible music, check. Incredible food, check. Incredible cocktails, check. What’s left?VIP Bottle Service…….. CHECK! They have it all!!!

Currently in the works, the VIP Program for The Brixton will be insane. Private entry, discounted food and merchandise, concert tickets, and more!

What is this you ask? Say hello to Harder Concepts Double Decker Party Bus! Check out the details of this bad boy at facebook.com/Harderconceptsredbus/

For more information on The Brixton, like their Facebook page at facebook.com/thebrixtonshopsatlegacy/


The Stark Raving Chef Goes House Hunting!

You have probably seen Celebrity Chef Patrick Stark on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, ABC’s The Taste Season 2, Food Network’s Rewrapped, Mystery Diners, or at one of your favorite places to eat in Dallas where he held the Executive Chef role. 

Food, Music and Art – Chef P has his hands in all! When he is not in the kitchen, he is raising money for his charity, The Mohawk Militia, at one of his Taste of Sound events with Amusé. As a guitarist with Amusé, Chef P indulges his audience through Food and Sound! 

Patrick Stark Raving Chef

Patrick Stark Raving Chef

So what does a Rockstar Celebrity Chef look for when buying a new home? Glad you asked!

What is your exterior preference on a new home?

I prefer a painted brick look on my exterior. To me, painted brick is a classic that will never get old. It screams sophistication and Rock!

A Chef with your talent picking out a new kitchen must be difficult. What are your preferences on looks, appliances and feel?

I love a dark modern feel in my home kitchen. Dark, tall cabinets – Maybe a place for me to showcase one of my guitars, at least 6 burners, sexy stainless steel sub zero refrigerator, wine cabinet, nice thick granite countertops for me to lay out some prep, and a nice bar for me to serve a gourmet meal on. 

One story or two?

Even though I walk alone, I prefer enough space to fill with my family and close amigos. I like the elegance of a wrought iron, wooden floor spiral staircase as I enter my estate.

Outdoor or indoor entertaining?

A great combination of both. I love hosting parties and giving off different vibes throughout my home. A large outdoor covered patio with a nice built in grill is a MUST. 

What is the most important “Cannot Live Without” feature in the Master Bathroom?

Well that one is easy. As I’ve said before, I love to entertain! Dual shower heads in my shower for two is the way to go. Entertaining or solo, this is my retreat to recharge. 

Is a Media Room a must have? 

A media is a must – However, I call this the JAM ROOM.  After a hard day at work, I like to come home and Rock out!

Where is THE PLACE to live?

North Dallas is the place to be. Plano and Frisco have so many new cool and hip restaurants, bars and venues. In fact, you can find me at The Shops at Legacy Southside, opening a new restaurant/lounge/live music venue called The Brixton mid March. Come see me!

For more on Chef Patrick Stark, please visit Stark Raving Chef

For information on new homes in North Dallas, call or text me at (469) 733-2723