A new Plano development has signed on two new restaurants from a veteran Dallas restaurateur: Flying Fish and Rodeo Goat Ice House, both developed and operated by Shannon Wynne, will open in late 2017 at Heritage Creek, the new mixed-use development from Rosewood Property Company, near the intersection of US 75 and 190/President George Bush Turnpike.
The Flying Fish is Wynne's homage to East Texas fish joints you find on area lakes such as Caddo Lake. It serves catfish, shrimp, oysters, shrimp cocktail, crab legs, burgers, chicken, and crawfish in season. There's a daily special of grilled salmon, trout, or tilapia. Bar refreshments include beer on tap and in bottles, wine, and margaritas.
Rodeo Goat Ice House is a so-called "better burger" spot, with a long list of burger options such as the popular Chaca Oaxaca, with a beef and chorizo patty topped with avocado, fried egg, queso fresco, and Tabasco mayo. Like all of Wynne's concepts, Rodeo Goat has a serious craft beer list. There are currently two branches, Fort Worth and the Design District in Dallas.
When complete, Heritage Creekside will include up to 1,300 multifamily apartment units, several hundred single-family townhouses and homes, retail, and an expansive corporate office campus. The property, which has been owned by the Hunt family for more than 50 years, has remained largely undeveloped.
"The 46-acres comprising Phase I of Heritage Creekside is fully under development and the progress is demonstrable," says Rosewood president Bill Flaherty in a release. "The restaurants represent an important amenity for the region, in particular for the residents and visitors to Heritage Creekside. We anticipate further announcements shortly."
Flaherty says that the creek restoration project has begun, with a pedestrian/bike bridge to be installed by mid-2017.
Rosewood Property Company is a subsidiary of the Rosewood Corp., a private investment concern owned by the Caroline Hunt Trust Estate.
Wynne and his partners own and operate restaurants in six states and 14 cities, including The Flying Saucer, 8.0 Bar, Meddlesome Moth, Lark on the Park, and Mudhen Meat and Greens. When Wynne opens a restaurant, the location usually ends up prospering.
"Not often do you come across a running creek in North Texas, but Rosewood presented us with an opportunity to have mature trees and a real creek in their new development, and it just seemed like a burgers and fried catfish kind of place," he says.