As if the news that renowned chef José Andrés is opening Zaytinya restaurant in Frisco is not enough, there are 14 more retailers newly lined up for The Star in Frisco, the complex surrounding the Dallas Cowboys headquarters.
Restaurants and bars set to open, in alphabetical order if you please, include:
- Cane Rosso. The Neapolitan pizzeria.
- The Common Table. Uptown restaurant-bar has a killer beer list and a great chef in Rodman Shields.
- Concrete Cowboy. Restaurant and "high energy" bar for grown-ups.
- Cow Tipping Creamery. Gourmet soft-serve ice cream concept and a sibling to Cane Rosso.
- Donut Kitchen. Not just doughnuts. They do have 30-plus traditional and gourmet doughnuts but also sandwiches, kolaches, paninis, wraps, salads, and soups.
- East Hampton Sandwich Co. Dallas restaurant chain known for its lobster roll specializes in sandwiches and salads.
- Howard Wang’s China Grill. Local Chinese-American favorite.
- Raising Canes. Chicken tenders.
- Trophy Park Sports Lounge. Restaurant-bar will feature gaming lounges, bowling lanes, bocce court, putting green, and 30-foot outdoor screen for Cowboys games.
- Yucatan Taco Stand. Pioneering taqueria chain in DFW.
- Ziziki’s. Veteran Dallas Greek restaurant.
Other retailers will include the Lincoln Experience Center and Plains Capital Bank.
Previously announced tenants include City Works, a gastropub concept from Minneapolis; Dee Lincoln Prime, a steakhouse from Dee Lincoln; Liberty Burger, opening its sixth location in DFW; the 22nd location of Tex-Mex chain Mi Cocina; the fourth branch of Neighborhood Services, the chain from chef Nick Badovinus; Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip, serving not just cookies but also smoothies, ice cream, sandwiches, and crepes; Tupelo Honey Cafe, the Southern chain from North Carolina; and Next Step Dance, a training facility for dancers.
One store is already celebrating its soft opening: Fans United at The Star, selling team apparel, fashion, souvenirs, and memorabilia for the Cowboys and amateur teams. Located at the Ford Center, in a 10,000-square-foot store behind the south end zone, it sells Frisco high school merchandise and licensed apparel for the Cowboys, Rangers, Stars, Mavericks, and FC Dallas, as well as regional colleges, including the University of Texas.