Those hungry for the official opening of Toyota Music Factory can begin celebrating: The drinks started flowing at Bar Louie in September, and many more restaurants and entertainment options are on the way.
Such Dallas-Fort Worth favorites as Yard House, TCBY, and Boi Na Braza are expected to open at the Irving complex before the end of 2017. Canadian fast-casual concept Freshii is opening October 30, and the new-to-Texas Thirsty Lion Gastropub is welcoming diners beginning October 31.
They will be joined by Uncle Gino's Cucina Italiana, the first Top Round Roast Beef location in Texas, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Pop Factory, the 24-hour Southern kitchen Texas Jam House and Marketplace, and California transplant Burgerim.
Nosh & Bottle Market will have an extensive selection of gourmet prepared foods and craft beer and wine, while the popular movie theater Alamo Drafthouse plans to open by the end of the year.
But that's not all — 2018 will bring the Latin-fueled Bar Manzanilla, Grimaldi's Coal Brick-Oven Pizza, Gloria's Latin Cuisine, the traditional Texas barbecue of Highway 61 South, Kitchen 101's grilled-to-order fast-casual meals, the immersive dining experience of the Violet Room, Martini Ranch (and its killer patio), and a comprehensive scotch library at C-Bar.
Besides all the big-name acts coming to the 8,000-seat Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, lots of local musicians will have a stage of their own at the Texas Lottery Plaza. The green space will serve as a sort of town square, and expect to hear more about community events such as marathons, bike races, festivals, and more.