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Mexican restaurant with Hollywood ties inks deal at Las Colinas plaza

Mexican restaurant with Hollywood ties inks deal at Las Colinas plaza

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The buzzy bustling Water Street project in Las Colinas has some more exciting buzz in the works, including a new restaurant with Hollywood ties. Water Street, you may recall, is the mixed-use development on the hypnotic shores of Lake Carolyn.

According to a release, the newbies include a popular local pub and a new concept restaurant from a Meso Maya veteran.

Several are spinoffs of locations we already know and love, as follows:

Cork & Pig Tavern will open its fourth location at Water Street in fall 2018. Cork & Pig Tavern is chef Felipe Armenta's mini chain with locations in Fort Worth, Odessa, and San Angelo. It's known for delicacies like West Texas biscuits & gravy and Carolina pork ribs.

The Ginger Man, known for its pioneering, expansive collection of beer, will open its ninth location at Water Street in fall 2018. The Ginger Man's Water Street location will also feature a full restaurant menu in addition to its popular bar appetizer menu.

Olivella's, the artisanal pizza chain from Dallas restaurateur Charlie Green, is opening its sixth location at Water Street in September.

Green also opened El Famoso, his Mexican diner concept, at Water Street earlier this year. The menu puts an L.A. spin on Tex-Mex with items such as the Sloppy Jose sandwich, carne asada fries and giant burritos.

Go Fish Poke opened its second location at Water Street with poke bowls, Asian craft beers, and sake cups.

Creamistry is the dessert chain that specializes in liquid nitrogen ice cream in unique flavors such as honeycomb toffee and lemon cookie.

Big Little Market, a family-owned neighborhood pantry and beverage bar opening in September, will offer groceries, beer, wine and meals to-go, such as specialty deli sandwiches with gourmet meat and cheeses, fresh-baked bread, and locally grown organic produce.

Hugo’s Invitados, a partnership between Hugo Miranda, previously with Meso Maya, and movie producer Mark Hulme, is expected to open fall 2018. Hugo's Invitados menu is influenced by Mexico and characterized as Cocina Fresca, good food that’s good for you. Each and every dish is handcrafted from all-natural, nutritious ingredients that are always fresh and flavorful.

Additional retailers and conveniences at Water Street include The Gents Place, an ultra-premium men's lifestyle and grooming club opening in September. We Yogis is Water Street’s yoga studio, offering both in-studio and lakeside classes. Ciel Nail, GQ Tailor and Waxing the City are all now open; Flirty Girl Lash Studio opens in August. Dallas-based designer Mike Mousel also opened a Homeworks studio offering residential and commercial design services. Homegrown Hounds is a nonprofit doggie deli and bakery benefiting a local dog rescue organization.

Water Street has a massive mix of retail, restaurant, apartment homes, green space, and lake views, all walking distance of the DART Rail System, Toyota Music Factory, and the landmark Mustangs at Las Colinas.

"Las Colinas is closer to downtown and Dallas' center than Addison, only fifteen minutes from the airport, and its daytime and residential population has been exploding,” said Charlie Green of Olivella’s and El Famoso. “The Water Street project is the garden spot smack dab in the midst of all this development, a little oasis on the water with abundant parking and easy access both from O'Connor and Las Colinas Boulevard by foot, train, motor vehicle and rail. We could not have picked a better DFW location."

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