Burger places are a dime a dozen in Dallas, but a soon-to-open new bar will bring some fresh meat: Fort Worth's Rodeo Goat will open its second location in the Design District come January.
Still under construction right next door to old-school burger place Buck's Prime, the full-service bar has taken shape as a humble one-story structure of gray concrete blocks. There's no sign nor anything else to hint at the tasty burgers to come just yet, but the restaurant's Facebook page does reveal a colorful mural (see above) on the patio.
Restaurateur Shannon Wynne (Meddlesome Moth, Lark on the Park, et al.), who is a partner in Rodeo Goat along with son Sam, told the Dallas Morning News earlier this year that the menu would be the same as the Fort Worth location, "although some of the names of the burgers will be changed to highlight Dallas people." That means hungry Dallasites can anticipate burger creations like the Salted Sow (a beef and Italian sausage patty with prosciutto, tomato, basil, mozz, and balsamic mayo) and the sweet-and-savory Sugar Burger, topped with candied bacon, grilled peaches, arugula, and jalapeno jam. Another Rodeo Goat specialty is a dessert called "Goat Balls," which thankfully are not animal parts but actually fried balls of brie served with blackberry compote. On the bar side of things, expect plenty of local craft beer on tap and a solid selection of whiskey and cocktails.
Rodeo Goat is also currently hiring experienced servers, bartenders, and cooks. A recent help wanted ad on Craigslist notes, "Please no first timers without a note from your parents or a 3.9 GPA."