BBQ, pizza, and Tex-Mex join Farmers Branch mega-project from Centurion
Mercer Boardwalk, a mixed-use project underway in Farmers Branch, has lined up three restaurants featuring Mexican food, BBQ, and pizza. What more do you need?
Located at the southeast corner of I-635 and Luna Road, Mercer Boardwalk is from Centurion American Development Group, the group headed up by CEO Mehrdad Moayedi, and is adjacent to Mercer Crossing, a multi-phase development of single-family, multi-family and commercial space spanning 370 acres in Farmers Branch.
The development is expanding with a new section that will include 69 townhomes debuting in early 2024 as well as a city-owned park, office space, amenity centers, and walking paths.
Moayedi says he recognizes how important it is to bring strong dining options to this growing North Texas area.
"Our neighbors in Farmers Branch and the surrounding communities are sophisticated and well-traveled diners, and we are pleased to bring a variety of cuisines and experiences to the area," he says in a release.
And if you think it'll stop at three restaurants, you don't know Mehrdad Moayedi. Mercer Boardwalk will eventually feature eight or more dining destinations and extensive retail when the 62,378-square-foot development is complete.
For now, let's focus on the three:
- Black Agave Cocina y Cantina is the Mexican restaurant, serving upscale interpretations of both Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican cuisine, along with cocktails including a tequila and mezcal program. In addition to traditional favorites featuring seafood, beef, pork, and chicken, the restaurant will offer complete meals served family-style for the table designed to serve 3-4 people, perfect for either dine-in or take out. This is the first location for Black Agave, and it's from the same team behind Barrel & Bones Craft Bar and Smokehouse: Stephen Arrant (Kelcher Entertainment, HG Sply, Mexican Sugar) and Omar Adame (TruFire Kitchen & Bar).
- Barrel & Bones Craft Bar and Smokehouse is the smokehouse serving brisket, turkey, sausages, and other traditional barbecue favorites. This will be the fourth location for Barrel & Bones, joining locations in Carrollton, The Colony, and a newly opened location in North Dallas.
- Dough Bro’s To Go. Dough Bro’s is a small but growing chain that currently has three locations in North Dallas, Plano, and Bedford. This new interpretation of the brand offers the full menu of pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites for takeout or third-party delivery.