Farm + Feed, a restaurant and bar for gamers, is coming soon to the former Gordon Biersch spot at the Shops at Legacy North in Plano.
“I’ve always been a very passionate geek and a gamer,” says owner Maximilian Seel, who plans to open the restaurant by the end of the 2021. “Over the years my friends and I have gotten a little frustrated as our games have gotten more popular and we’ve never had an actual physical place to get together and play.”
Along with a bar and a menu that includes corn dogs, pizza rolls, Hot Cheetos corn cheese balls, and burgers, Farm + Feed will have booths with 55-inch televisions hooked up to the latest consoles, like PlayStation 5, available to play for an hourly fee. There will also be tables for those who prefer chess, board games, card games, or roleplaying games.
“Whatever nerdy thing you like to do, we want you to have a place to go and meet other people who like the same things,” Seel says.
Farm + Feed might sound like a farm-to-table concept, but the name naturally refers to video games.
“They are video game verbs,” Seel explains. “To farm is to be beating your opponent, so you are farming them for more resources. Feeding is the opposite, when you are losing to your competitor and giving them resources.”
Seel also believes that with gamers playing together in person, the vibe will be in sharp contrast to the world of online gameplay, where shouting matches are typical.
“We’re a welcome space for both the really good players and the newbs,” he says. “This is a place to be social and have fun. We’ll have a no toxicity rule.”
With updates to the space still under construction, Seel says Farm + Feed will have a “post-apocalyptic” design. Expect lots of greenery and oversized structures, like booths modeled after “corrugated tin village markets.”
Farm + Feed will open at 7401 Lone Star Dr., B120 in Plano by the end of 2021. farmandfeed.com.