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Clay Pigeon chef to open second restaurant in Waterside

Marcus Paslay, executive chef and owner of Clay Pigeon, will open his second restaurant this fall in Fort Worth’s Waterside development.

Piattello Italian Kitchen will feature a from-scratch seasonal menu with Paslay’s take on comfortable Italian fare will include house made pastas, as well as pizzas from a wood burning oven. Special features will be available daily. In the mornings, part of the restaurant will be open as Piattello Coffee Bar.

Piattello, meaning “plate” in Italian, which also refers to the term “clay pigeon”, will have an approachable, family-friendly vibe, according to a news release.

“I’m thrilled to open Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside and take a new approach to an Italian restaurant because of the development’s unique, river-accessible location,” said Paslay. “Piattello’s from-scratch menu will be focused around authentic dishes including house made pastas, pizzas and cheeses.”

The restaurant will be a 5,300 square-foot space with a covered patio. The interior will be designed by Mitchell Garman Architects of Dallas.

Paslay opened Clay Pigeon in 2013 and has since been featured in local and national media.

Waterside is a 63-acre mixed-use development currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive in Fort Worth. Phase I, which is slated for completion in 2016, includes retail and restaurants and public spaces, Tenants will include Whole Foods Market, REI, Sur La Table, Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen, Blaze Pizza, Tokyo Joes and many other retail and restaurants.

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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