Coffee and Wine

Cypress Waters in North Dallas signs on burgers, coffee, and winery

Cypress Waters in North Dallas signs on burgers, coffee, and winery

Burger at Rodeo Goat
Burgers will be on the menu. Photo courtesy of Rodeo Goat

Cypress Waters, the 1,000-acre Billingsley Co. mega-development that spans Dallas, Coppell, and Irving, has signed up four new food-and-beverage spots, including burgers, fish, coffee, and wine.

They're joining the excitement at The Sound, the cornerstone of Cypress Waters, a mixed-use project with retail, offices, and residences, from Billingsley Company located north of Belt Line Road and 635.

According to a release, the four restaurants will open somewhere between the end of 2018 and early 2019, and are as follows:

Rodeo Goat. "Better" burger chain with gourmet burgers and craft beer is from restaurateur Shannon Wynne. The chain debuted in Fort Worth in 2012 and has since opened locations in Dallas' Design District as well as Houston, with another location set to open in Plano.

Flying Fish. Fast-casual seafood chain with an East Texas/Louisiana slant is from restaurateur Shannon Wynne. Menu includes fried catfish, boiled shrimp, oysters, crab legs, burgers, chicken, and crawfish in season. There are locations in Dallas, Addison, Arlington, Garland, and Fort Worth, as well as Arkansas and Tennessee.

Ascension Coffee. Craft coffee shop chain with an Australian slant is from Russell Hayward. It made its debut in Dallas' Design District and is about to have six locations, including The Shops at Willow Bend and at The Star in Frisco.

Landon Winery. Bob Landon founded his tasting rooms in McKinney, where he features ultra-premium wines by the glass or bottle, harkening back to the days when his German grandfather grew grapes. There are also locations in Greenville and Wylie.

"The Sound was a perfect fit with its emphasis on events, live music, and experiences where we foresee people enjoying premium wine," Landon says in a release. "Our location on the water, across from the music stage and event area with the ability for customers to purchase our wine for off-premise consumption seems ideal."

Flying Fish and Rodeo Goat will be anchor locations at The Sound with large wrap decks over the water of North Lake.

"This area feels very different from our other Rodeo Goat locations," Wynne says. "It's innovative, with lakeside appeal, and when we saw the plans to place two of our most popular concepts on piers over the lake, we knew that would make this a unique attraction."

Ascension Coffee's Russell Hayward sees his coffee shop as appealing to both the business and the residential community at The Sound.

"I don't know of anywhere else in Dallas you can sit and sip coffee with brunch or lunch on a patio with a lake view, and the idea of that was impossible for me to resist," he says. I live close to The Sound and I can’t wait to open in this vibrant community and incredible development that Lucy [Billingsley] has created."

Sumner Billingsley, VP of Retail and Multifamily Development, says The Sound is not only "the heart and soul" of the Cypress Waters development, but a game changer for the area.

"We're proud to bring this deep bench of top notch local restauranteurs to the area as well as programming a variety of Instagrammable moments, live music, experiences, and events, all on the water," she says.

"Our goal was to make this completely original, taking inspiration from the West Village in Manhattan and Abbott Kinney in L.A. but still staying true to our Texas roots and style," she says. "We want to create places and events for you, your kids and your dogs to enjoy."

Beginning in September, there will also be event spaces for rent including The Sound Stage, amphitheater, event lawn, trails for 5K and 10K races, and The Town Hall, a 3,000-square foot indoor venue for receptions and corporate trainings.