Restaurateur Shannon Wynne is opening a restaurant at the Dallas Farmers Market, SideDish first reported this morning. In keeping with Wynne's theme of naming all his ventures after flying things (see: The Flying Saucer, Lark on the Park, Meddlesome Moth, Bird Cafe, et al.), it will be called Mudhen.
Per a press release, Mudhen is slated to open in spring 2015 with a "healthful, chef-driven menu" that "will include mostly fresh and seasonal vegetable dishes, as well as meats, provided by farmers at the market." The restaurant will occupy 5,500 square feet with an open concept dining room, "plentiful patio space" and "a large beer garden."
Says Wynne, "Our goal for Mudhen is to provide a healthful dining option that supports the spirit of the Dallas Farmers Market." (So, probably no bacon on a stick with funnel cake a la Meddlesome Moth?) He says the menu will be "pretty affordable," and it will also feature "a robust selection of craft beer," wine and craft cocktails. Construction is set to begin this fall.
Currently under construction at the DFM is Green Door Public House, a new restaurant from the owners of Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop that should open early this summer. (The market will of course soon lose its current star tenant Pecan Lodge, which is moving to Deep Ellum.)
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